Canadian R&B singer Keisha Chante has been chosen to play hip hop artist Aaliyah Haughton who died in 2001 in a tragic plane crash.

While Chante’s acting repertoire may not be as extensive as her music career – she has only appeared in a few independent films including the Canadian Cat’s Cradle, but has garnered “Best New Artist, “Rising Star of the Year” and “Video of the Year” awards at the Canadian Urban Music Awards for her 2004 self-titled debut album.

The Canadian singer is also a Ford model and has been awarded a Juno award (the equivalent of an American Grammy), but can she pull off playing a beloved Hip Hop star. Let the angry blog comments begin!

More importantly, who will play Aaliyah’s svengali R. Kelly, whom she reportedly wed in secret while still a minor?

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Canadian radio jocks Marc-Antoine Audette and S├ębastien Trudel, the “Masked Avengers,” prank called vice-president nominee Sarah Palin on Montreal’s CKOI radio.

The two comedians, who are notorious for prank calling celebrities, posed as French President Nicolas Sarkozy as they engaged the Alaskan governor in a hilarious conversation for nearly six minutes.

Palin had no clue the joke was on her as she answered questions about Joe Plumber and laughed at a Nailin’ Palin compliment. She even invited the faux Sarkozy on a hunting trip, to which he replied, “I just love killing those animals. Mmm, mmm, take away life, that is so fun. I’d really love to go, so long as we don’t bring along Vice-President Cheney.”

The Celine Dion-like accent should’ve tipped Palin off right away, or at least her staffers.

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Canadian poet and hip hop artist from Somalia K’Naan kicked off his US tour at Le Poisson Rouge in New York’s Greenwich Village Thursday night.

During his performance, the thought-provoking lyricist surprised an eclectic crowd of fans when rapper-actor Mos Def joined him during his set. Mos Def has said K’Naan can “make a song anywhere…out of anything!”

During his show, K’Naan also previewed music from his upcoming LP Troubadour, which like his debut album The Dusty Foot Philosopher, chronicles his rise from the rough war-torn streets of Somalia.

Like most hip-hop artists, K’Naan explores themes of gun and street violence, but chooses to yield his troubled years as a youth in a more eloquent and thoughtful manner. Blindie’s just ga ga over this award-winning folk-rap artist and looks forward to hearing more from him in the future!

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