[Wait for It is our regular roundup of things to look forward to in pop culture. Everyone needs something to keep them going, you know?]
You don’t need CNN to tell you that we haven’t seen the last of Anna Nicole Smith. When news of her death hit, it was unclear whether her last film, the comedy Illegal Aliens (co-starring Chyna Doll), would ever see the light of day, but now we know that it will. Aliens is going the straight-to-DVD route, and should hit stores May 22. Anna Nicole plays (what else?) an alien in the film, which will be accompanied on the disc with a wealth of extras including filmmaker’s commentary, a behind-the-scenes featurette and deleted scenes. What might have been otherwise scoffed (if it wasn’t flat-out ignored) for being a b-movie could very well garner attention in the wake of Anna Nicole’s death. And really, if the promised bloopers are a tenth as entertaining as those for Anna Nicole’s 1997 film Skyscraper, this disc will become a cherished favorite in many a collection.
Fabolous has announced that his fourth album, From Nothin’ to Somethin’, will be released March 27. Sure, he might rap like Diddy’s slightly less bored younger brother, but Fab’s a master at choosing collaborators that complement his blasé style. Somethin’ promises to be no different, with contributions from Timbaland, Ne-Yo, Young Jeezy and Jazze Pha. "That’s the movement we going with, man," says Fab of the album’s title. "It’s a new year, everybody’s on their hustle. For everybody that’s trying to turn nothing into something, we’re trying to make motivational music for them." Self-help and rap, two great tastes that taste great together. Can we start calling him "Deepak Hip-Hopra"?