Morning Coffee 7.18.08

Guess where I’m going tonight? That’s right…it’s “The Dark Knight” time. Technically I’m slumming it because it’s not going to be on the Imax screen but hey- at least I’m going on opening night with all the other die-hards. I’ll report back!- Steely

Today’s jokey throwback…Pretty Ricky, the grindalicious group from Florida, remade the 1990’s H-Town hit, “Knockin’ Da Boots.” No, I’m not kidding. Watch after the jump. [LS]

M.I.A. is still jamming, but I think I like it all over again because of these Pineapple Express adverts. Hmm. [YT]

Failed Californian mortgage lender IndyMac is reportedly being probed by US officials over suspected fraud. The company essentially went under for giving too many risky clients loans. eek. [BBC

Did you know that Alicia Keys was pregnant by Swizz Beatz? I’m betting she didn’t know either, lol. Meanwhile, Common looks pretty while he speaks about his career and dating Serena Williams. [MT] [NR]

Booooooo. The Wire, aka the best show on TV, was not nominated for any Emmy’s. disrespect. [NYMag]

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