T.I. has been released from prison!
The rap star served 10-months in prison for violating his parole on a gun conviction.
T.I. (Clifford Harris) tweeted the following, “Feels great to be back where I belong…Back in the arms of those who need me the most. The storm is over & da sun back out. IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!”
Culver City, CA (11/15/10) – The action-packed heist thriller TAKERS breaks in on Blu-ray and DVD this January 18, 2011, courtesy of Sony Pictures Home Entertainment. Featuring the year’s coolest ensemble of actors, including Matt Dillon (Armored, Crash), Idris Elba (American Gangster, Obsessed), Paul Walker (Fast & Furious, Eight Below), Chris Brown (Stomp the Yard, This Christmas), Michael Ealy (2 Fast 2 Furious, Seven Pounds), Grammy®-winning rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris (A.T.L., TV’s “Entourage”) and Hayden Christensen (Jumper, Star Wars: Episodes I-III), TAKERS is the slickly entertaining tale of a team of expert bank robbers taking on their biggest heist yet. Co-starring Jay Hernandez (Hostel, Quarantine), TAKERS exploded at the box office this past summer, wowing audiences with its breathtaking action, cat-and-mouse suspense and shocking climax. Now, action fans can take home the thrills as TAKERS arrives on Blu-ray and DVD, armed with a loot of exciting bonus features!
Bonus features on the TAKERS Blu-ray include cast and filmmaker commentary, along with “Executing the Heist: The Making of Takers,” an inside look at the production of this new action favorite. Exclusively available on the Blu-ray edition is the BD-Live™ enabled movieIQ, which lets viewers access live trivia information about the cast, crew, music and production of TAKERS – all while watching the movie, as well as PS3 Wallpaper/Theme.
Fans of TAKERS’ knockout ensemble cast and heist films like Heat, The Italian Job and Ocean’s 11 won’t want to miss the film Shawn Edwards of Fox-TV called “Incredible” when TAKERS becomes available to own on Blu-ray and DVD, priced at $34.95 (BD) and $28.95 (DVD).
A notorious group of criminals (Elba, Walker, Harris, Brown, Christensen and Ealy) continue to baffle police by pulling off perfectly executed bank robberies. They are in and out like clockwork, leaving no evidence behind and laying low in between heists. But when they attempt to pull off one last job with more money at stake than ever before, the crew finds their plans interrupted by a hardened detective (Dillon) who is hell-bent on solving the case.
TAKERS was directed by John Luessenhop (Lockdown) and written by Peter Allen & Gabriel Casseus and John Luessenhop & Avery Duff. It was produced by Will Packer (Obsessed, Stomp the Yard), Tip “T.I.” Harris and Jason Geter (TV’s “T.I.’s Road to Redemption”) and executive produced by Glenn S. Gainor (Death at a Funeral, Obsessed), Gabriel Casseus, Chris Brown and Morris Chestnut (Not Easily Broken). It co-stars Johnathon Schaech (Prom Night, That Thing You Do!), Nicholas Turturro (TV’s “NYPD Blue,” World Trade Center), Steve Harris (TV’s “Friday Night Lights,” Quarantine) and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (TV’s “Without a Trace,” Spy Game). The film features cinematography by Michael Barrett (Bedtime Stories, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang), editing by Armen Minasian (Armored, I, Robot) and musical score by Paul Haslinger (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Underworld: Rise of the Lycans). It was distributed by Screen Gems and has a run time of approximately 107 minutes. The film is rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, a sexual situation/partial nudity and some language.
Blu-ray & DVD Bonus Material
Commentary with Director John Luessenhop, Producer Will Packer, Producer Jason Geter and Tip “T.I.” Harris
“Yeah Ya Know (Takers”)” by T.I. – Music Promo
Blu-ray Exclusive Bonus Material
Executing the Heist: The Making of Takers
Take Action! Featurette – Inside Look at the Stunts
movieIQ®+sync and BD-Live connect you to real-time information on the cast, music, trivia and more while watching the movie
This is the last thing T.I. needs and unfortunately, the hip hop artist and his wife Tameka Cottle were arrested on drug charges on Wednesday.
Los Angeles Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Pope said, “Deputies smelled a strong odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. A narcotics investigation ensued” that resulted in the arrests at around 11:30 p.m. on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood.
Both were released on bail at 4:00 a.m. for $10,000 each and are due in court on Friday to face two counts of possession of a controlled substance.
This is not good for T.I. who is on parole for his 2008 conviction for an illegal weapons charge. T.I. served seven months in prison and 90 days in a halfway house wand was released on probation in March.
Tameka tweeted the following earlier this morning:
Jus wanted 2say thank u 2every1 dats been leaving encouraging msgs & prayers! We love u guys:)going 2bed now! So glad 2b n a nice clean bed$
NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” will put viewers in the middle of the world’s most famous New Year’s Eve destination, Times Square, to bring in the new year. For the first time, the live show will be broadcast in primetime from 10-11 p.m. (ET) and will then continue on late night from 11:30p.m. – 12:30 a.m. – all in high definition.
“NBC’s New Year’s Eve with Carson Daly” will once again feature the biggest names in music with this year’s performers T.I., The Ting Tings, Katy Perry, Sir Elton John and Ludacris performing. Once again, viewers and revelers will be a part of all the action with Saturday “Today” co-anchor Amy Robach reporting from amongst the hundreds of thousands of partyers in Times Square. Along with Robach, NBC correspondents Allison Stewart and Luke Russert will join the broadcast this year.
Courtesy of Atlanta Records
In a recent interview with CNN, T.I. who has dominated the Billboard music charts talks about his upcoming one year prison sentence starting in March after an illegal weapons charge in which the music artist is currently severing seven months house arrest and 1,500 hours of community service. Here is an excerpt from that interview:
CNN: When I first heard about the charges, I said, “You have got to be kidding. WHY?”
T.I.: Well, in order to fully understand the answer to that question, you will have to put yourself in my shoes. You know how many attempts have been made against my life? There are people out there that would rather kill you than to tell you “Good luck” or “I am happy for you.” So until you understand that, you wouldn’t understand my train of thought.
Not to say it was right. It’s just my best explanation.
CNN: What scares you?
T.I.: Federal court dates. (Laughs)
CNN: Are you scared about going to jail for a year?
T.I.: I wouldn’t describe it as fear. I would describe it more as concerned. Concerned, and I am a little anxious. Sooner I get started, sooner I get finished.