FRIDAY'S RUNDOWN!

VING RHAMES’ DOGS MAUL MAN TO DEATH

“HOLIDAY” NEEDS TO TAME HIS DOGS! » Okay, this is pretty serious, but y’all know y’all can’t front! I know I’m not the only one who thinks of “Holiday Heart” – one of the funniest movies in the world (LOL) – whenever they see or hear about Ving Rhames. But back to the subject at hand. Four dogs belonging to actor Ving Rhames are suspected of having mauled his caretaker, who was found dead on Rhames’s Brentwood property Friday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department confirms. “We removed three mastiffs and one bulldog – they were the size of lions – from Rhames’s property,” said Capt. Matt Blake of the LAPD, “but we have no solid evidence that they were the cause of death.” The victim – described only as a 40-year-old African-American male – was a caretaker for both Rhames’s house and the dogs, according to the police. Rhames, 48, was not home at the time of the mauling. The animals have been taken to an animal shelter and are being examined for traces of blood, Blake said. The case is still under investigation. [ PEOPLE ]

NAS LYRICS “INAPPROPRIATE” FOR VIRGINIA TECH MEMORIAL CONCERT

RELATIVES OF VA TECH SHOOTING VICTIMS DON’T LIKE NAS » Some relatives of Virgina Tech shooting victims weren’t pleased with yesterday’s announcement of a memorial concert featuring Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer, Phil Vassar and Nas. At least seven families have expressed concern that Nas’ violent lyrics are inappropriate considering the circumstances of the show. School officials have said the overall response to the lineup has been positive, and there are no plans to change. Oh, please… Gimme a break! It’s cause he’s black, right? Lol, nah .. I’m just playin! =)

TIMBALAND TO PRODUCE ON UPCOMING CELINE DION ALBUM

TIMBALAND’S TRYING HIS DAMNEDEST TO LOSE HIS STREET CRED… » Timbaland apparently wants to work with Celine Dion. In an attempt to revive her career, Celine Dion has chosen superproducer Timbaland, the man behind the biggest hits from Aaliyah, Missy Elliott, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Ludacris, and The Pussycat Dolls, just to name a few a lot, to assist with the production of her upcoming album. But that’s not all! Celine’s new album is also likely to feature tracks from Timbo, R. Kelly and R&B mastermind Ne-Yo. What’s funny is when asked if he was going to take on the job, home boy said “I’m done being cool; I want to work with Celine Dion.” That’s pretty effed up if you ask me! I hope she doesn’t see that as a complement. But I’m not gonna front, I can’t wait to see how this is gonna come out. But Timbo knows he’s gonna lose a little street cred when it’s all said and done. Madonna, Justin Timberlake, and Nelly Furtado are one thing … but Celine Dion? C’mon man!