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Singer Rhianna is expanding her acting resume. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the songstress has landed a role in an all female cast of “Ocean’s Ocho”, a spinoff of the 2001 film “Ocean’s Eleven”, which starred Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon. She’ll star with actresses Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, Anne Hathaway, Helena Bonham Carter and Mindy Kaling. The heist film is scheduled to begin production in October in New York City. Despite the fact that Rhianna’s last film, “Battleship”, which was an all female remake of “Ghostbusters”, resulted in dismal reviews from critics, it looks like the pop star intends to conquer the film world. In other Rhianna news, the siren is scheduled to receive quite an honor at the 2016 VMA Awards for her influential music videos; she’ll be given the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award at the ceremony, which will be held on August 28 at Madison Square Garden. She’ll also take the stage before receiving the award. She’s received four nominations: “Best Female Video” for “Work”, featuring Drake, “Best Male Video” for her collaboration with Calvin Harris “This Is What You Came For” and two in the “Best Collaboration” category for both singles. The MTV Video Music Awards will air on Aug. 28 at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Note to producers: don’t make your tracks sound like anything like Marvin Gaye’s  because you may find yourself facing a lawsuit. The heirs of Ed Townsend, who co-wrote Gaye’s 1973 classic “Let’s Get It On”, are suing singer Ed Sheeran accusing him of ripping off “Let’s Get It On” for his smash single “Thinking Out Loud.” According to The Guardian, papers filed in New York federal court claim that Sheeran’s  copied the “heart” of the Marvin Gaye hit. “Thinking Out Loud” has been a huge hit for Sheeran, earning a million streams on You Tube and topped the charts in seven countries. It also won a Grammy for Song of the Year at this year’s ceremony. As many fans already know, this isn’t the first time that a lawsuit has been filed stemming from a Marvin Gaye song. In 2013, Gaye’s children sued Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams over their single “Blurred Lines”, claiming that it infringed on Gaye’s hit “Got To Give It Up.” The Gaye children won the case and Thicke and Williams were ordered by a federal judge to pay 3.2 million in back royalties. We’ll have to wait and see how the Sheeran case pans out. Rap’s party starters Rae Sremmurd have released  their sophomore effort “SremmLife 2” via Ear Drummer Records/Interscope Records. The Mississippi duo, which consists of brothers Khalif “Swae Lee” Brown and Aaquil “Slim Jxmmi” Brown have set the summer of 2016 ablaze with previous singles “By Chance”, “Look Alive” and the Lil Jon assisted “Set The Roof.” Rae Sremmurd will hit the road for it’s first headlining tour with opening act Lil Yachty beginning Oct. 1 in New Orleans’ Republic New Orleans and wrap things up on Nov. 16 in San Diego’s Observatory. The group will also appear at Billboard’s Hot 100 Fest at New York’s Jones Beach on Aug. 20-21. It’s been 25 years since the release of Cypress Hill’s debut album, but B Real, Sen Dog and DJ Muggs still know how to rock it like it’s 1991. In  new footage of the iconc West Coast group’s recent concert “Cypress Hill: Live From Austin”, the band’s four core members, (percussionist Eric Bobo joined in 1993), the group displays the chops that made them legendary with a spellbinding performance of the classic “Rock Superstar.” “Cypress  Hill: Live From Austin” was shot during the band’s performance at South by Southwest in Austin, TX earlier this year, while touring to support the 25th anniversary of “Cypress Hill”, which features the classics “The Phuncky Feel One”, “Hand On The Pump” and “Latin Lingo.” The special will air tonight at 9 p.m. on the Audience Network, the day before the band’s 25th anniversary.