Tommy Lee and Ludacris Force April Fools-Weary Blogger To Seek Reputable Primary Sources

anthonyjmiccio | April 1, 2008 12:45 pm

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Tommy Lee and Ludacris will star in Battleground Earth, an upcoming 10-part series for the new cable network Planet Green, which will launch June 4. The show, a sequel to the 2001 blockbuster Battlefield Earth: A Saga Of The Year 3000 will feature Tommy Lee as Johnny “Goodboy” Tyler, the character who lead a successful uprising against the Psychlos, an alien race that conquered the Earth in several minutes a millenium earlier, only to decide they’d only set up shop in Denver. Ludacris will play Jerl, one of the survivng Psychlos left on Earth, determined to re-enslave the human race. John Travolta will reprise the role of Terl, the main villain from the original film, in the series premiere.

April Fool’s! Wocka wocka! Actually, Battleground Earth will feature Tommy Lee and Ludacris driving across the country in bio-diesel buses, competing in challenges that promote green living.

The series challenges Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and Tommy Lee to “battle against the toxic forces destroying mother earth, attempting to keep their high-wattage acts on an eco-friendly course.”

Throughout the series the stars will enlist the help of their entourage, celebrity friends and anyone else willing to lend a hand to reel in the duo’s impact on the environment. Examples of adversity they must overcome include having to run an empty tour bus on used fat from a fast-food restaurant in the middle of the Texas Panhandle.

The series will climax with a concert in LA at the Greek Theater to benefit the fire-damaged Griffith Park. Here’s a clip of Tommy Lee and a group of children helping to rescue a piece of the Wetlands.

Dude’s gonna take pollution down to zero.

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