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Exclusive: Why Xzibit Can’t “Getaway” From Fast Cars

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Xzibit isn’t in the new action flick Getaway,  but that didn’t stop him from signing on to host a special Q&A with the films director, Courtney Solomon, and stunt coordinator Charlie Picerni.

After all, the car enthusiast did host MTV’s vehicle series Pimp My Ride for four years, so it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about cars.

“The person I went with got car sick,” Xzibit told us about the film. ” That should tell you something about it, it’s that intense … I was pretty impressed.”

But don’t expect Xzibit to return to reality TV hosting another car series. X to the Z told us he’ll stick to pimping his own rides while he’s prepping his upcoming album “The Vanguard”.

Check out what else he had to say about the film below.

Getaway, which stars Ethan Hawke, Selena Gomez, Jon Voight, and a tricked-out Shelby Super Snake, is in theaters August 30.

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What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite

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One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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