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50 Cents to Host, Produce New Variety Show for A&E

50 Cents to Host, Produce New Variety Show for A&E

Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson will host and executive produce a new variety series for the A&E network, with the working title, “50 Cent Presents.”

The show will blend music, sketch, stand-up comedy, dance, “reality experiments,” celebrity guest appearances (both A-listers as well as up-and-comers), and even magic.

“I grew up watching variety shows and am excited to put my own spin on the format,” 50 Cent said in a statement. “I hope everyone is ready to bring their talent forward. I want to show the world the best of the best.”

This will mark 50 Cent’s latest foray into television; he also produces and appears in the Starz series, “Power.” And he has a comedy set up at Fox TV in which he’ll play himself, titled “My Friend 50,” which follows an unstable 20-something who tries to break into the Fiddy’s entourage.

Mr. Cent recently appeared in court to after a judge ordered he answer for flaunting stacks of cash on his Instagram page, despite filing for bankruptcy protection from creditors. Fiddy later claimed that the money in the photos was fake.

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