“Neon Aliens Ate My Homework & Other Poems” Available Now

Nick and Scholastic are once again inspiring the next generation of thinkers, writers and reading lovers.

Nick who released the holiday children’s book Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas starring his twin children last year releases his latest self-penned work which is just in time for National Poetry Month, Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems.

The book combines the worlds of poetry and hip-hop, two artistic mediums that are a big part of the entrepretainer that Nick has become today.

Each funny, gross, wacky, or thought-provoking poem in this collection is illustrated by one of six incredible street artists who have shown his or her work around the world. There are even four illustrations by Nick himself.

Check out a sneak peek of the book below. The book available in hardcover, digital and audio formats can be purchased from Barnes & Noble and Amazon.

Neon Alien sneak peek

Nick & Blue Williams Unite for 5th Annual pre-Grammy Managers Brunch

Grammy weekend is usually all about honoring the music and musicians we love but it’s also an opportunity to honor those behind the scenes that help those artists.

Yesterday (February 7) Nick alongside famed talent manager Michael “Blue” Williamms hosted a pre-Grammy Managers Brunch at State Social House in West Hollywood, CA.

This is the 5th year for the brunch with Blue at the helm but the first year in conjunction with his partnership with Nick and Ncredible Entertainment.

There were many professionals from the management and public relations world as well as artist themselves who were invited to attend the brunch.

Mona Scott-Young who has managed the likes of Missy Elliott and has created the Love and Hip Hop franchise was not only in attendance but was the recipient of the first ever Chris Lighty Excellence in Management Award.

She received the award for her 20-plus years of achievement in music.

Chris Lighty was a management pioneer and the founder of Violater Management who sadly committed suicide in 2012.

Nick to Hoop It Up at NBA All-Star Celebrity Game 2015

It’s no secret that Nick just doesn’t play basketball. He even went to the length of imprinting it on a t-shirt that he wore in warm-ups for last years NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

Which is makes even more puzzling especially to Nick why he’s been invited back (and will play in) to this years NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

“I think there’s anybody who’s played in more NBA All-Star games than me,” Nick told USA Today. “Especially no one who is as bad at me in basketball. I scored like two points every year.”

Nick highlights a celebrity list that includes rapper Common, Little League sensation Mo’ne Davis, Michael Rapaport, Memphis Grizzlies owner Robert Pera, Ansel Elgort; Anthony Anderson and Nick’s on-court foe and Real Husbands of Hollywood co-star Kevin Hart.

Knicks assistant General Manager Allan Houston, Chris Mullin; gold medal-winning U.S. Paralympic athlete Blake Leeper, Kristen Ledlow; Bollywood star Abhishek Bachchan and WNBA stars Tina Charles, Skylar Diggins and Shoni Schimmel will also be in the lineup.

One notable absence in the celebrity lineup is Drake, who Cannon said he thought would be playing too.

“He probably got scared,” he laughed.

Even without Drake, Cannon counts on all of them to be better than he is at the game on February 13th.

“It’s not even about my ability, it’s my drive,” he conceded. “I don’t have any heart out there on the court. Coaches hate me because I’m like ‘hey I got stuff to do after this’. I wish I cared about it a little more.”

That happy-go-lucky attitude “always” gets him in trouble with his more competitive teammates. Cannon recalled a time when Queen Latifah confronted him in the locker room after one of the celebrity games because he had played so badly.

“I’m the one always getting yelled at in the locker room, (my teammates) are like ‘Come on Nick you have to take this seriously,’” he said.

This year, Cannon will play for a team coached by ESPN’s Mike and Mike or Carmelo Anthony and Spike Lee. He’s hoping for Lee. “He’s an amazing director and I’m an actor,” he said. “Maybe I can act like I can play basketball and maybe I’ll score some points.”

 
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Nick To Direct Rom-Com “Three Little Words”

“America’s Got Talent” host Nick Cannon will direct the independent romantic comedy “Three Little Words,” with Mike Karz and William Bindley producing through their Gulfstream Pictures banner.

The Exchange acquired international rights for the project and will launch sales next week in Berlin.

“Three Little Words” is the story of a group of people dealing with various romantic relationships as they try to summon the courage to say those three simple words: “I love you.” Allison Burnett wrote the script.

“Three Little Words” is in pre-production and has a U.S. distribution deal in place, to be announced later.

Karz’s credits include “Blended,” “New Year’s Eve” and “Valentine’s Day.” Bindley was a producer on “The Nut Job.”

Gulfstream’s Josie Rosen will executive produce with Michael Goldman through Goldman and Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment.

Cannon’s NCredible Entertainment produces music video countdown show “Teen Nick Top 10,” Nickelodeon’s “React To That” and “Wild ‘n Out” on MTV2. He made his feature directorial debut with “School Dance” for Lionsgate.

Burnett wrote and directed “Ask Me Anything based on his novel “Undiscovered Gyrl.” His writing credits also include “Underworld: Awakening,” “Fame” and “Resurrecting The Champ.”

Cannon and NCredible are repped by ICM Partners. Burnett is repped by Paradigm.

 
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Nick & MAXIM Throw Hot Super Bowl 49 Bash

Phoenix was the hottest place to be this past Sunday and it had nothing to do with the weather as thousands descended their be part of sports biggest event: Superbowl 49.

There were parties popping all around town but the ultimate party came courtesy of the number one men’s magazine, MAXIM.

MAXIM staked their claim as the ultimate when they took over two airplane hangars packed with nearly 2,000 people including a mass of celebs. There were private jets, helicopters, a hot air balloon, and a drag strip with racing Dodge Vipers and Challenger Hellcats. Brands like Hugo Boss, Buffalo Jeans, Dodge, Dos Equis and Timex signed on to sponsor the shindig.

At the helm to kick off the party was Nick who as previously posted under his Ncredible Entertainment umbrella partnered with MAXIM to produce television shows, organize high-end events, and pursue a number of other strategic ventures. This weekend was the first of many successful events for the partnership.

Also in attendance were Ludacris, DJ Vice, and dozens of luminaries, including Jerome Bettis, Alyssa Milano, Chris Pratt, Brandon Marshall and many, many more.

You can check out even more photos and videos of the Superbowl fun at Nick Cannon Archives.