Big Tigger’s 5th Annual Celebrity Classic is set to take place June 15 to 18 in Washington, D.C. The event is sponsored by Tigger’s non-profit Street Corner Organization. The event will showcase an All-Star Celebrity Basketball Game, panel discussion, a silent auction, a youth sports festival and more. A slew of artists have already signed on to make the bash a success Lil’ Mo, Floetry, Lyfe Jennings, Ray J, 112, Brian McKnight and more. Other celebs slated to attend are Steve Harvey, Vivica A. Fox, Tigger’s “BET Style” co-host Melyssa Ford, Carmelo Anthony and Terrell Owens, and many others. For more information, visit “http://www.bigtigweekend.net”.
Fresh off the birth of his Todd Smith clothing line and releasing his latest album, Todd Smith, LL Cool J has plans to help fans get their bodies into shape. LL recently inked a book deal with Rodale Books to publish a fitness book entitled LL Cool J’s Platinum Body. The book was created with his personal trainer Dave “Scooter” Honig, the book will focus on his fitness and nutrition regimen. “This workout program changed my life — both physically and emotionally. Now I want to share with others how they can achieve their own personal version of a `Platinum Body’,” The book is due to hit stores in January 2007.