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50 Cent to join Melissa McCarthy in Spy comedy

April 2nd, 2014 3:10am EDT
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50 Cent's movie career has been given a boost - the rapper will join Melissa Mccarthy in her upcoming action comedy Spy.

The In Da Club hitmaker will play himself in the Paul Feig film about a female James Bond-type character, played by McCarthy.

The project reunites the director with his break-out Bridesmaids star.

Jude Law, Jason Statham, Nia Long and real-life couple Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale have previously signed on for the film, which is slated for release in May, 2015.
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14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail

March 21st, 2014 11:03pm EDT
14 Beloved Celebrities Who Have Been In Jail
Nobody's perfect, but it may surprise you to learn some the world's most beloved celebrities have spent time in jail.

Mark Wahlberg is a blockbuster star loved by many now, but in his teens he was a very trouble young man. A drug-addled Wahlberg had dozens of run-ins with the law by the time he was in his teens, but the most serious charge against him came after he attacked two Vietnamese men while shouting racial epithets, leaving one of them permanently blind in one eye. Wahlberg served 45 days behind bars for assault.

Tim Allen is known for family-friend fare like Home Improvement...
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50 Cent was banned from promoting headphone line in My Life video

March 21st, 2014 7:00pm EDT
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50 Cent was once banned from promoting his own headphone brand in one of his music videos after Interscope Records bosses feared there would be a conflict of interest with company CEO Jimmy Iovine's Beats By Dre line with rap veteran Dr. Dre.

The In Da Club hitmaker had been signed to an Interscope deal via Eminem's Shady Records and Dre's Aftermath Records, but he parted ways with his longtime labels last month (Feb14) after years of disagreements.

Now the hip-hop superstar, who has signed to independent firm Caroline Records, has opened up about one of the issues which prompted his deci...
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50 Cent and Eminem's unbreakable friendship

March 19th, 2014 10:20pm EDT
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50 Cent claims his friendship with Eminem is unbreakable.
The 'Candy Shop' hitmaker sparked speculation there was tension between the rappers when he left Eminem's Shady/Aftermath records in February to go independent, but has now insisted the pair have an unshakable bond and credits all his success to his mentor.
He told the Huffington Post: "It's impossible to ruin the relationship Eminem and I have built up. There's no way I would say or do anything that would disrespect what he's done for me. I credit a huge portion of my success to Em because if it wasn't for him being excited about th...
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Music boss urged 50 Cent not to sign with 'white boy' Eminem

March 19th, 2014 4:10am EDT
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Record executive Steve Stoute urged rapper 50 Cent not to sign with "white boy" Eminem's record label because he believed the 8 Mile star was a "joke".

The In Da Club hitmaker has had a storied history with Stoute, who signed the then-rising rapper to his first deal at Columbia Records in 1999, but then declined to sign him a second time when he moved to Interscope Records.

50 was on the verge of closing a joint deal with Dr. Dre's Aftermath and Eminem's Shady Record labels in 2002, when Stoute intervened and encouraged the rapper not to sign with Eminem, telling the hip-hop star it would...
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50 Cent dismisses Tony Yayo's complaints about broken friendship

March 14th, 2014 4:10am EDT
Tony Yayo
Rapper 50 Cent is refusing to pay attention to disparaging comments made by his former G-Unit bandmate and friend Tony Yayo, insisting he has done everything he can for his longtime sidekick.

Yayo recently took to his Instagram.com page to announce his retirement, revealing he was no longer part of G-Unit and accusing his former pal of abandoning him and fellow group member Lloyd Banks.

The In Da Club hitmaker has now hit back, insisting he gave both Yayo and Banks the best chance possible to make it in the music industry on their own.

He tells Billboard.com, "I had a wonderful journey w...
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17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies

March 6th, 2014 2:00pm EST
17 Unlikely Celebrity Buddies
Celebrities will always be available to promote off their latest products, films, television shows and endorsements. Yet, they tend to keep their celebrity friendships on the down low. Some of these star buddies are surprising, some are well-known. With all the behind-the-scenes backstabbing that can go along with being in the business, it is a good thing these duos have each other to count on for some real camaraderie.

1. Jonah Hill and Leonardo DiCaprio

Leo and Jonah found friendship on the set of "Wolf of Wall Street" and have continued their relationship ever since. Said Jonah to E!,...
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Rick Ross too busy 'winning' to respond to 50 Cent's gay jab

March 5th, 2014 8:30pm EST
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Rick Ross is refusing to respond to rap rival 50 Cent's recent jab suggesting he and Sean 'Diddy' Combs are gay lovers, insisting he's too busy "winning" to pay attention to the jibes.

The In Da Club hitmaker courted controversy on Sunday (02Mar14) when he posted Instagram.com photos of hip-hop mogul Combs embracing Ross and former record executive Steve Stoute, alongside the caption, "I ain't saying nothing, but something ain't right (sic)."

The images were soon removed, but not before it was picked up by multiple gossip sites.

However, Ross claims he isn't bothered by the gay jokes bec...
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50 Cent to stream festival gig using new app

March 4th, 2014 3:10am EST
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50 Cent is set to make history at the South By Southwest festival in Texas next week (11Mar14) by streaming his concert on a mobile app he has invested in.

The rapper has become a minority owner of Hang w/ and he has been using it to give fans a courtside experience when he attends New York Knicks basketball games - but now he's set to give the new technology a big boost after signing on to broadcast an upcoming show using the app, which has been downloaded more than a million times since it launched a year ago (Mar13).

50 says, "I'm excited to be able to bring my fans behind the scenes a...
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Rapper Tony Yayo retiring from music

February 21st, 2014 3:10am EST
Tony Yayo
50 Cent's longtime sidekick Tony Yayo is has announced his retirement from music.

The hip-hop hitmaker took to Instagram.com recently to reveal he is no longer with 50 Cent's G-Unit group and he is quitting music all together, according to AllHipHop.com.

Responding to a fan's comments, he writes, "I'm done with the music and the industry this is to (sic) much for me."

He adds, "to (sic) much stress i flew the world already dropped an album time to try new things and the (G-) unit not together."

The In da Club hitmaker formed the rap supergroup in 2003 with Yayo and rapper Lloyd Banks....
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50 Cent & Meryl Streep hang out together at basketball game

January 27th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Meryl Streep
50 Cent made an unlikely new friend when he found himself sitting next to Meryl Streep at a basketball game on Sunday evening (26Jan14).

The odd couple was spotted courtside at the New York Knicks/Los Angeles Lakers clash at Madison Square Garden.

One fan who was sitting just behind the star couple says, "It appeared to be a thrill for both of them. At one point they actually held hands while enjoying a joke."

50 Cent shared images of himself with his new pal on his Instagram page, writing, "Man I got a good life."

The new friends even hung out together after the game - 50 posted images...
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50 Cent And Meryl Streep Have A Blast At Knicks Game

January 27th, 2014 5:03pm EST
50 Cent and Meryl Streep
50 Cent gets all the ladies - including three-time Academy Award winner Meryl Streep.

The rapper and the actress were spotted together have an awesome time at yesterday's Lakers-Knicks game in New York, smiling and holding hands for cameras while they sat in the front row.

50 Cent, dressed in New York Jets colors and a beanie, uploaded a photo of himself next to arguably one of the greatest actresses of all-time with the caption, "Man I got a good life man lol."

The rapper also posed with Lakers star Kobe Bryant and Streep, putting on their best rap album cover poses. 50 Cent wrote, "T...
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50 Cent doesn't see his son

January 9th, 2014 6:20am EST
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50 Cent reportedly hasn't seen his son for almost two years.
The 'Candy Shop' hitmaker last saw 17-year-old Marquise in May 2012, several months before his second child Sire Jackson was born, the teenager's mother Shaniqua Tompkins has claimed.
According to Shaniqua, 50 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - hasn't spoken to his son at all since they fell out in January 2013 in a text message row.
She told website TMZ that 50 claimed to have arrived at Marquise's house in Atlanta to visit but his son refused to answer the door.
They then exchanged text messages including "F**k you stop texti...
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50 Cent loses bid to have spoof sex tape case dismissed

January 2nd, 2014 8:30pm EST
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A New York judge has refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed against 50 Cent after he was accused of spoofing and unlawfully releasing a sex tape belonging to a former lover of his rap rival Rick Ross.

Lastonia Leviston took legal action against the In Da Club star in 2010, a year after he was accused of posting the explicit video on his website.

In papers filed in New York's Manhattan Supreme Court, Leviston claimed 50 Cent blurred out her then-partner Maurice Murray's face and edited the tape to depict himself getting intimate with her as his online character Pimpin' Curly, wearing a curly w...
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Nelly forced 50 Cent to apologise to Ashanti

January 2nd, 2014 3:10am EST
Nelly
Rapper Nelly once forced 50 Cent to apologise to his then-girlfriend Ashanti after the R&B singer became caught up in the In Da Club hitmaker's feud with her label mate Ja Rule.

The G-Unit frontman fired a series of verbal shots at Ja Rule and his fellow Murder Inc. Records artists during their fall-out in the early 2000s, and Ashanti was mentioned in a number of diss tracks.

However, she received an apology from 50 Cent at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas in 2007, when Nelly helped to smooth over relations between the pair.

During a radio interview with America's DJ Whoo Kid, who...
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50 Cent lands new headphone investor in Carmelo Anthony

December 11th, 2013 3:20am EST
Carmelo Anthony
50 Cent has landed a new business partner in basketball star Carmelo Anthony after the sportsman became an investor in the rap mogul's headphone company.

The In Da Club star launched SMS Audio LLC in 2011 and welcomed superproducer Timbaland as a shareholder earlier this year (13).

Now New York Knicks forward Anthony has also bought a cut of the popular electronics firm, also signing on as a product advisor and global brand ambassador.

A statement released by 50 Cent reads: "Carmelo Anthony is one of today's premier athletes and is known globally for both his sportsmanship and his philan...
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50 Cent to star in Bruce Willis film

November 25th, 2013 8:30pm EST
Bruce Willis
Rapper 50 Cent has landed a leading role in Bruce Willis and John Cusack's new thriller The Prince.

The film, which will start shooting in Alabama next month (Dec13), also features Jason Patric and Johnathon Schaech, and centres on a family man trying to leave his life as a mob enforcer behind.

Patric will play the retired tough guy, while Willis will portray the movie's villain.
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50 Cent avoids jail in domestic violence case

October 28th, 2013 4:20pm EDT
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50 Cent has been given three years probation in a domestic violence case.
The rapper - real name Curtis Jackson - was accused of kicking his ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy, the mother of his second child, during an argument at her home in Toluca Lake, California, in June, however, in a sentencing hearing today (10.28.13) he avoided jail after striking a plea deal with the court.
According to TMZ, prosecutors agreed to drop a criminal charge for misdemeanor domestic violence against the 38-year-old star in exchange for him pleading no contest to one count of misdemeanor vandalism.
50 was given t...
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Chelsea Handler Splits From Boyfriend

September 26th, 2013 5:30pm EDT
Chelsea Handler
Chelsea Handler has split from boyfriend Andre Balazs.

The 38-year-old TV star has separated from her on/off 56-year-old millionaire beau who she rekindled her romance with in February 2012 after first meeting him in 2011.

A source told Life & Style magazine: "He's been telling his friends they're done - they're definitely over."

The 'Chelsea Lately' host has also "stopped wearing the vintage compass necklace André gave her" as a gift.

However, the hotelier has not let the break-up get him down and he has been spotted out in New York City at an event hosted by fashion house Hugo Boss.

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Natalie Portman, Sarah Jessica Parker Dazzle At New York City Ballet Gala

September 20th, 2013 11:00am EDT
Natalie Portman NYC Ballet gala
Natalie Portman looked incredible at the New York City Ballet 2013 fall gala on Thursday night. She wore a textured teal, yellow and black strapless gown by Christian Dior.

The actress attended the event with her husband, choreographer Benjamin Millepied, whom she met on the set of "Black Swan." The couple and their two-year-old son Aleph are moving to Paris in autumn 2014 when his job at the Paris Opera Ballet starts.

Portman has expressed interest in becoming a French citizen. She already holds dual citizenship in the United States and Israel.

The actress stars in the upcoming film "Th...
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8 Celebrities With A Less Than Perfect Social Media Presence

September 14th, 2013 3:30pm EDT
Kanye West
Celebrities don’t exist without a reputation. It’s their bread and butter. But when they take that reputation in their own hands via social media, tweeting and updating fans on everything from morning routines to late-night parties, the volatile result can have PR agents wringing their hands and the rest of us clicking “share” in sheer disbelief.

If you really want to single-handedly attract all the wrong publicity, follow these inspiring examples.

Kanye West and 50 Cent

Ok, we get it. Stars have egos. But some take it to the next level—and make sure we know.

Take Kanye West. The celebr...
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Meek Mill prevents brawl between 50 Cent and former associate

August 12th, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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50 Cent almost came to blows with a former affiliate of his hip-hop group G-Unit on Saturday (10Aug13) after spotting him among pal Meek Mill's entourage during a gig in Atlanta, Georgia.

The In Da Club hitmaker was onstage at the Mixshow Live Event when he halted the music and invited Mill to join him in the spotlight.

However, things nearly turned ugly when 50 Cent noticed a familiar face in the crowd and demanded aspiring rapper Trav stay away.

Video footage of the incident depicts the superstar giving Mill a hug, before pointing to Trav and saying, "You? No, no."

Trav is featured st...
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50 Cent Pleads Not Guilty To Domestic Violence & Vandalism Charges

August 6th, 2013 8:15am EDT
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50 Cent pleaded not guilty to domestic violence charges during an arraignment on Monday. The rapper was in Van Nuys Superiour Court facing charges he allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy in June, according to E! Online.

The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, was given a protective order requiring that he stay within 100 yards from his ex. He is not allowed to have any contact with the model an must relinquish any weapons in his possession or sell them to a federally licensed firearms dealer.

On June 23, 50 Cent got into a fight with Joy, who hid in the bedroom. He kicked down th...
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50 Cent Given Restraining Order And Child Custody Summons

August 5th, 2013 5:07pm EDT
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50 Cent's domestic violence case didn't start off well - and it didn't end once he was out of the courtroom.

The rapper was given strict orders after he entered a not guilty plea. He's prohibited from contacting the woman who is pressing charges against him, Daphne Joy, and can be within 100 yards of her.

50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, is also barred from possessing any guns, so he will have to turn in any weapons he owns.

Jackson's next court date is September 4th.

TMZ reports that while on his way out of the courthouse, Jackson was given another legal headache when he was served p...
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50 Cent arraignment delayed

July 22nd, 2013 8:40pm EDT
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50 Cent's arraignment on domestic violence and vandalism charges has been postponed until 5 August (13).

The rapper's attorneys requested the delay so they can arrange for their client to appear in court to face charges he attacked a former girlfriend in her home in Toluca Lake, California in June (13).

Daphne Joy dated the hitmaker, real name Curtis Jackson, for three years and reportedly shares a child with the rap star.

Reports suggest 50 Cent destroyed $7,100 (£4,700) worth of property, and left the scene before police arrived.

He faces up to five years behind bars, according to pro...
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50 Cent Mocks Potential Jail Time Over Domestic Violence Charges: 'I'm In My Kitchen Fool'

July 6th, 2013 6:08pm EDT
50 Cent Not In Jail
50 Cent wants everyone to know that he isn't in jail. The rapper has come under fire recently over domestic violence charges he's facing for reportedly attacking an ex-girlfriend and destroying some of her property, for which he could face jail time if he's found guilty.

But for now, he's decided to make light of the situation -- atrocious spelling aside -- and post a number of images on his Instagram page showing where he is -- including his kitchen, living room and garage. He was even "In Da Club" -- well, the strip club in his home.

50 reportedly got into a fight with former flame Daph...
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50 Cent jokes about jail

July 6th, 2013 12:29pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent appears to have made light of the domestic violence charges he is facing by posting a number of humorous pictures online to show fans he is not in jail.

The hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, has been accused of attacking a former girlfriend at her home in California last month (Jun13) and he is facing five misdemeanour charges - one for domestic violence and four for vandalism - stemming from the alleged incident.

The In Da Club hitmaker now appears to have addressed his legal drama in a series of humours posts on Instagram.com, publishing pictures of himself at home ...
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The Morning Roundup: 50 Cent Domestic Violence, Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta... Holy Grail,' 4th Of July Movies

July 5th, 2013 9:31am EDT
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50 Cent allegedly attacked his ex-girlfriend on June 23, causing $7000 in damage to her California home. The rapper now faces four counts of vandalism and one count of domestic violence over the incident. His potential punishment could include up to five years in jail and up to a $46,000 fine. Fiddy's lawyer released a statement on Thursday, denying the charges and the allegations. (story)

Jay-Z released new album "Magna Carta... Holy Grail" on Thursday to users of specific Samsung cell phones via a new application. Via the app, the first million users were given the opportunity to downloa...
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50 Cent Denies Domestic Violence Allegations

July 5th, 2013 6:29am EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has denied recent allegations that he attacked his ex-girlfriend.

The "In Da Club" singer was hit with five misdemeanor charges when police were called to the home of ex-girlfriend Daphne Joy two weeks ago. Fiddy is accused of kicking in the door of the bedroom that Joy was hiding in and causing over $7000 in damages.

The rapper left before police arrived and was never arrested, but L.A. county prosecutors have filed charges against him for four counts of vandalism and one count of domestic violence.

Scott Leemon, the lawyer for Mr. Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, has clai...
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50 Cent axes U.K. store appearance following domestic violence charges

July 4th, 2013 11:17pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has axed an upcoming promotional appearance in the U.K. a day after he was charged with domestic violence in California.

News of the In Da Club hitmaker's legal woes emerged on Wednesday (03Jul13), amid reports he became embroiled in an altercation with his former lover Daphne Joy at her home on 23 June (13), causing over $7,000 (£4,516) in damages.

Now the hip-hop star has pulled out of plans to fly to Birmingham, England to promote his SMS Audio headphone range at a local Argos store on Monday (08Jul13).

He is due to appear in court on 22 July (13) to answer the misdemea...
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