Thursday, March 26, 2009
50 CENT EXPLAINS EXIT FROM STALLONE FLICK: Rapper denies reports that he was fired after replacing Forest Whitaker.
*Rapper 50 Cent is denying reports that he was cut from Sylvester Stallone's forthcoming film "The Expendables," insisting he decided to leave the project due to scheduling conflicts.
A representative for the star tells WENN, "50 Cent was offered the role of Hale Caesar in 'The Expendables,' however as he is currently in the process of completing his forthcoming album 'Before I Self Destruct' with Dr. Dre and Eminem he was unfortunately not able to commit to the project."
As previously reported, 50 has been replaced by "Everybody Hates Chris" actor Terry Crews. The role was originally set to star Oscar winner Forest Whitaker, but he also had to pull out due to scheduling conflicts.