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Cube plans album, tour, movie
Ice Cube has announced plans to release his first album in six years. Laugh Now, Cry Later, Cube's seventh solo album, will be released June 6 on his independent label, Lench Mob Records. The first single, "Why We Thugs," features Scott Storch behind the boards, and Snoop Dogg, WC, Swizz Beatz and Lil' Jon are among the other contributors to the album. Cube is offering another track, "Chrome & Paint," on his website. Cube also will hit the road in support of the new disc. The tour starts April 19 in Anaheim, Calif., and wraps up June 3 in Los Angeles. Laugh Now, Cry Later is Cube's first album since 2000's War & Peace Vol. 2, which sold nearly 1 million copies. Meanwhile, Ice Cube's "Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House" is being converted into a sequel for his highly successful "Are We There Yet?" "Mr. Blandings" was a remake of a Cary Grant comedy, but the success of Martin Lawrence's "Big Momma's House 2" forced a plot change, according to Variety. In the new version, titled "Are We Done Yet?" Ice Cube and his co-stars move from the city to the suburbs and renovate their new house. "Are We There Yet?" earned $82 million and has sold 3.7 million DVDs. The sequel will begin production in Vancouver in June.

Here are Ice Cube's tour dates: 4/19: Anaheim, Calif.; 4/21: Ventura, Calif.; 4/22: San Francisco; 4/23: Reno, Nev.; 4/26: Chico, Calif.; 4/28: Portland, Ore.; 4/29: Seattle; 4/30: Vancouver; 5/4: Minneapolis; 5/6: Chicago; 5/10: Boston; 5/12: New York; 5/13: Philadelphia; 5/14: Washington; 5/18: Atlanta; 5/20: Houston; 5/23: Dallas; 5/25: Denver; 5/27: Las Vegas; 5/28: Phoenix; 5/30: San Diego; 6/1-3: Los Angeles. Latest news...

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