XXL Quick Hitters: Pitbull, Wiz Khalifa, Riff Raff

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Pitbull Would Love To ‘Follow In Will Smith’s Footsteps’

‘He’s the blueprint of what any artist in the music business would look up to,’ Pit tells MTV News on the set of ‘Men in Black III’ music video. [MTV]

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WIZ KHALIFA: So What I Bought a New House … DEEP in Steelers Country

Rapper Wiz Khalifa loves black and yellow so much, he just put down some MAJOR roots in Steelers territory — with a brand new $900,000 Pennsylvania pad. [TMZ]

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James Franco’s Spring Breakers Character Is Based on Riff Raff, Says Riff Raff

Yesterday, Vulture informed you that James Franco currently looks Kevin Federline — which he does. There is no getting around it. But certain onlookers noticed that Franco’s getup for the Harmony Korine movie Spring Breakers also resembles the day-to-day look of From G’s to Gents star and rapper Riff Raff. [Vulture]