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50 Cent Making Variety Series for A&E Network



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    Rapper 50 Cent attends the 2015 Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand Garden Arena on May 17, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Curtis Jackson III, better known as rapper 50 Cent, is making a variety television series for the A&E Network.

    A&E said Thursday it is developing a sketch comedy and music series named "50 Cent Presents." The star said he grew up watching variety shows on television and is anxious to bring his own spin to the project.

    Elaine Frontain Bryant, head of programming for A&E, said Jackson is a true tastemaker across several industries and the network wants to see what type of talent he can attract.

    Jackson will serve as the executive producer of the series.

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    The rapper was in Connecticut bankruptcy court last week to answer for Instagram photos he posted showing stacks of cash. His lawyers said the bills were props. His court filings in the Chapter 11 case list $36 million in debts and less than $20 million in assets.