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Young Buck Escapes Unscathed In Drive-By Shooting

3/5/2012 8:39am EST
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A female friend of embattled rapper Young Buck has been injured after the star's car was peppered with bullets during a drive-by shooting early on Sunday morning.

50 Cent's former G-Unit bandmate, real name David Brown, was driving in Nashville, Tennessee when an unidentified gunman passed by in a white Chevrolet and opened fire on Buck's SUV, hitting it 11 times.

The woman suffered a bullet wound to the shoulder and was admitted to Vanderbilt Hospital for treatment. She has since been released.

Young Buck and a second passenger both escaped unharmed, according to local police, who have ...

50 Cent Visits Famine Victims In Africa

2/9/2012 5:20pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has flown to Africa to visit some of the region's most deprived areas as part of his ongoing campaign to help impoverished children.

The In Da Club hitmaker has launched a new drink, called Street King, to raise funds for his charity drive, which aims to feed one billion kids.

He joined officials from the World Food Program in Dolo, Somalia on Wednesday to see first-hand the effects of the devastating famine which has ravaged the region.

The hip-hop star then jetted to Kenya and talked to residents of a slum, and he admits the visit has pushed him to ensure his campaign is...

Birdman Bets $5 Million On New England Patriots To Win Super Bowl XLVI

1/24/2012 2:49pm EST
Lil Wayne's rap mentor Bryan 'Baby' Williams is ready to gamble big on the Super Bowl next month - he's risking $5 million on the New England Patriots winning the title.

The hip-hop mogul, also known as Birdman, is known for placing high-stakes bets on major sporting events and last year, he won $1 million after putting his faith in the Green Bay Packers beating the Pittsburgh Steelers in football's big game.

Now, he's upping the ante. Williams has revealed he's backing the Patriots to take the crown against the New York Giants via, revealing he's a big fan of Patriots runni...

Chelsea Handler Opens Up About Dating 50 Cent

1/24/2012 8:44am EST
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Chelsea Handler's romance with rapper 50 Cent ended after one of his former lovers made an appearance on her TV show.

The funnywoman was first linked to the hip-hop star in 2010 when they were photographed enjoying a night out together, but the stars dismissed talk of a budding relationship.

Handler finally confirmed the romance last year during an interview on Piers Morgan's CNN show, but they split shortly after.

Now, the comedienne has revealed the pair never spoke again after she hung up on him at work when he called to warn her she was set to chat with one of his ex-girlfriends.

50 Cent Wins Big Money On Giants Game

1/23/2012 8:19pm EST
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Rap superstar 50 Cent is $500,000 richer after placing a big money bet on the odds of the New York Giants making it to the 2012 Super Bowl.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker cheered on his team as they faced off against the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday in the NFL Playoffs, and 50 Cent was beaming from ear to ear after the visitors triumphed in overtime, beating San Francisco 20-17.

The victory was made all the more sweet for 50 because it netted him bundles of cash.

The rapper showed off the winnings in a photo posted to his page, alongside the caption, "Just watched a 500,000 dolla...

50 Cent Apologizes To Record Label Bosses For His Twitter Tirade

1/9/2012 4:23pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has apologized for lashing out at his record label bosses last week, revealing he wrongly accused them of leaking his song.

The In Da Club hit-maker entered into a war of words with Interscope executives last May after claiming they were "moving in slow motion" and he later delayed the launch of his fifth studio album.

He continued the drama last week, revealing he had "lost all the faith in the team I'm on".

However, the rapper has now taken to his account in an effort to smooth things over with Interscope bosses, confessing his rant was unjust since they w...

50 Cent Says He Has 'Lost Faith' In His Record Label

1/3/2012 12:49pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has refused to promote his new album after losing "all the faith" in executives at his record label.

The In Da Club hit-maker was busy working on his next musical release until he had a heated exchange with Interscope chiefs last May, accusing them of "moving in slow motion."

He dropped plans to launch his fifth studio album later in 2011, and it's set to hit shelves this year, but 50 Cent has told fans he will not be supporting his record, instead focusing on his next movie project.

In a series of posts on his page, he writes, "I have lost all the faith in ...

Accident During 'The X Factor' Finale Injures Three

12/23/2011 8:53am EST
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The finale of The X Factor on Thursday was marred by backstage drama after three crew workers were injured in a freak accident.

The Simon Cowell reality TV show wrapped up its first U.S. series with a live final featuring performances from star names including 50 Cent, Justin Bieber and Leona Lewis.

However, just before the In Da Club hit-maker took to the stage, a stair riser came unhinged and two workers were hit in the head, with a third taking a knock to the elbow, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Paramedics were called to the Los Angeles studio and the three stagehands were t...

50 Cent Donating Headphones Profits To Hunger Charity

12/16/2011 11:33am EST
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Rapper 50 Cent is donating the proceeds from his new headphones line to help combat hunger in America.

The In Da Club hit-maker announced in July he wanted to feed one billion African children in just two-and-a-half years, and vowed to hand over cash from his energy drink Street King to the cause.

He's now revealed he'll also forgo the profits on his new SMS Audio headphone range to boost the hunger fund, which he's extended to programs in the U.S.

He tells MTV News, "Because of my Street King initiative, with every purchase there's a meal being provided through the United Nations Wor...

50 Cent Looking Forward To Seeing Lindsay Lohan In Playboy

12/12/2011 9:27pm EST
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50 Cent will be first in line for the new Playboy magazine when it hits stores this week - because he has always wanted to see what Lindsay Lohan looks like completely naked.

The actress has stripped off for tasteful arty snaps before and she bared all briefly in the film Machete, but now her new Playboy spread leaves nothing to the imagination - and lusty fans like 50 Cent can study her curves.

He tells, "I always wondered what Lindsay's c**ch looked like. Ever thought about it? I'll check it out and see what happens."

And he admits he's astonished that Playboy bosses pai...

50 Cent To Release 10th Anniversary Mix Tape

12/8/2011 8:45pm EST
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Rapper 50 Cent will mark his first decade in showbusiness on Friday by releasing a tribute to the mix tape that kick-started his career.

The hip-hop star became an overnight sensation in 2001 when his "50 Cent Is The Future" project hit the streets and launched him as a potential rap heavyweight.

And he's hoping fans will be as impressed with his 10th anniversary effort, "The Big 10," as they were when his debut was released.

He says, "I think that when people hear the tape, they'll be surprised. It'll hold 'em over until my album comes out."

The new mix tape features samples from the l...

50 Cent To Release Fitness Book

12/8/2011 3:28pm EST
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Toned rapper 50 Cent is set to share the secrets of his exercise regime in a new body makeover fitness book.

The hip-hop superstar, who is known for his bulging biceps and ripped torso, is putting pen to paper for his latest literary venture, Formula 50: A 6-Week Total Body Transformation Plan.

The In Da Club hit-maker will also give readers tips on good nutrition to help fans "make positive changes and take charge of their overall health."

Formula 50 will be co-written by editor Jeff O'Connell and will hit retailers in January, 2013.

The rapper has previously writte...

50 Cent To Guest Star On Mid-Season Crime Series

11/16/2011 9:19am EST
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Rapper 50 Cent has landed a new TV gig in an upcoming crime series.

The hitmaker, real name Curtis Jackson, will play a successful hip-hop mogul trying to track down the man who killed his rapper pal in TV show "The Finder."

50's episode, which will be guest directed by TV star David Boreanaz, will air in February, according to

The series regulars will include Michael Clarke Duncan and Geoff Stults.

Mickey Rourke Driven To 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' By 50 Cent

11/9/2011 11:40pm EST
Rapper 50 Cent stunned Mickey Rourke on Tuesday when he offered to give him a ride to his interview on Jimmy Kimmel Live! in his electric blue Rolls Royce.

The movie star was waiting for his taxi when the "In Da Club" singer rolled up in style and asked if Rourke needed a lift.

The actor says, "I hear, 'Hey, white boy, I'll give you a ride.' I'm starting to get in and he says, 'Woah, woah... what you got on your shoes...? Be careful with them nasty shoes. I don't know where you were walking.' It was Fiddy. He gave me a ride, dropped me off.

"I know him a little bit but I thought, 'Wow!' ...

50 Cent: 'Our Politicians Are Puppets'

10/31/2011 4:18pm EDT
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Rap mogul 50 Cent has publicly praised the Occupy Wall Street protesters for "waking up the world" with their demonstrations against corporate greed and social injustice, insisting their efforts are "making a difference."

The In Da Club hit-maker lashed out at "corrupt" politicians and greedy businessmen in a recent blog post and vowed to fight the system and do what he can to help the poor.

Now, the hip-hop superstar has continued his rant against big banks and "puppet" politicians in a new post on his page, in which he urges fans to take action by making smart and informed...

50 Cent Slams 'Corrupt' And 'Deceitful' Politicians And Businessmen

10/24/2011 10:52pm EDT
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Rap superstar 50 Cent has lashed out at "corrupt" politicians and greedy businessmen in a new blog post and urged fans not to "turn a blind eye" to their "lies and deceitful dealings."

The "In Da Club" hitmaker, who has made it his mission to feed one billion African children by the end of 2013, is appalled by the stories of social injustice and corporate greed constantly dominating news headlines of late and, perhaps inspired by the Occupy Wall Street protests taking place in his native New York, the hip-hop star has vowed to fight the system and do what he can to help the needy.

In a le...

Goldie Hawn Asks Fans To Help 50 Cent Feed African Children

10/18/2011 8:48am EDT
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Goldie Hawn is urging fans to support 50 Cent's mission to feed 1 million African children for World Food Day after striking up an unlikely friendship with the rapper.

The actress ran into 50 Cent during a lunch date in August and subsequently took to Twitter to gush about the "In Da Club" hitmaker.

She told fans, "Lunch was especially sweet today cause I met 50 Cent. His smile lit up the room."

Now Hawn is encouraging her online followers to back a good cause by directing them to the hip-hop mogul's Facebook page for his new Street King energy drink, the proceeds of which are going to b...

50 Cent Glad He Defied Partners To Make Football Film

10/9/2011 1:00pm EDT
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Rap superstar 50 Cent defied his production partners to press ahead with making his football drama All Things Fall Apart because he was determined to honor a close friend he had lost to cancer.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker wrote the script for the upcoming movie, in which he portrays a sportsman battling a health crisis after doctors find a tumor inches from his heart.

Another of the film's stars, Mario Van Peebles, directs the drama and it was recently picked up for distribution by movie bosses at Image Entertainment.

All Things Fall Apart premiered at the Miami Film Festival in Florida ea...

DVD Review: 'Set Up'

9/30/2011 10:00am EDT
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A heist. A betrayal. Revenge. So goes the old traditional story of vengeance, now told in the new to DVD flick "Set Up" out from Lionsgate. Does Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson get the bitter man on a mission job done – check out below!

Title: "Set Up"

Grade: 2

Cast: Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson, Bruce Willis, Ryan Phillippe

Director: Mike Gunther

Rating: R

Runtime: 85 minutes

Release Company: Lionsgate


The Flick: "Set Up" has one major flaw – no question. It’s not the been-there-done that story of betrayal and revenge ("Faster" rehashed that...

50 Cent Movie Lawsuit Dismissed

9/25/2011 2:30pm EDT
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Hip-hop star 50 Cent is celebrating a legal victory after a lawsuit over his movie Before I Self Destruct was dismissed on Thursday.

The rapper scored a chart hit with his 2009 album of the same name, and subsequently turned it into a film, which he both wrote and directed.

But the star was hit with a lawsuit from novelist Shadrach Winstead last year, who alleged 50 Cent took the idea for the multi-media project from his 2008 book, "The Preacher's Son - But The Streets Turned Me Into A Gangster."

Winstead claimed in documents that the rapper "infringed the copyright by publishing and sel...

50 Cent To Play Alaskan Pimp

9/21/2011 10:25pm EDT
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50 Cent will play an Alaskan pimp in a new movie about 1980s serial killer Robert Hansen.

As previously revealed, the rapper/actor will executive produce thriller The Frozen Ground, but now it's clear he will be among the ensemble cast too.

John Cusack, Nicolas Cage and Vanessa Hudgens will also appear in the film, which will start shooting in Alaska next month.

Hansen, who was known as The Butcher Baker, murdered 17 prostitutes and strippers. He'll be played by Cusack in the film.

50 Cent's Cheetah Vision production partner Randall Emmett will produce the movie.

50 Cent Sued Over Alleged Attack At His Connecticut Mansion

9/20/2011 8:00am EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent is facing a lawsuit from a woman who alleges she was assaulted by one of the star's associates at his mansion two years ago.

Vasti Ortiz has filed legal papers at the Superior Court of Hartford, Connecticut against the hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, as well as his G-Unit Films and Television company.

Ortiz claims she was invited to Jackson's property one evening in August, 2009, when she met his employee Dwayne McKenzie, who she alleges made "awkward sexual requests" for oral sex.

She then tried to leave the house, but she alleges McKenzie ordered a woman named ...

50 Cent's 'Street King' Drink To Help African Children

9/7/2011 12:51pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent's profits from his new energy drink line will go towards feeding a billion African children.

The hip-hop star, real name Curtis Jackson, is already a shareholder in drinks firm Vitaminwater, and is now launching a new beverage named Street King, available in orange mango and grape flavors.

Jackson is planning to give proceeds from the sale of every drink to help the "devastation and desperation" in the struggling continent when the product hits shelves in America this week.

The star, who is working with Pure Growth Partners on the campaign, is asking his fans to sign up...

50 Cent Is Making An Album With Pauly D

9/1/2011 9:58am EDT
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50 Cent is to lend his musical support to reality TV star Paul "Pauly D" Delvecchio for his upcoming debut album.

The "Jersey Shore" star, who is currently honing his DJ skills as a special guest opener on Britney Spears' "Femme Fatale" tour, is set to get a major boost when he releases his first record because he'll have music heavyweight 50 Cent by his side.

Speaking to Billboard, DelVecchio says, "I'm focusing on music. That's my passion... I'm working with 50 Cent now. I'm going to do an album with him."

And the beloved TV star already has a plan for the album's sound - he's going t...

Summer Lovin': Two New Summer Shows To Love

8/31/2011 3:00pm EDT
There’s nothing I love more than being swept off my pop culture-lovin’ feet by a new television series. For this television-aholic, it feels like being given an invitation to an exhilarating alternate reality, and I have this lovin' feeling for two summer shows. I worship them so much that I’m not even obsessing about the impending start of the fall season (Kidding, less than three weeks, people!).

Here are two shows that I’m head-over-heels for. One is a sophisticated legal drama set in the core of the Big Apple, another is a guilty-pleasure reality show about a real basketball wife.

50 Cent Reunites With Lil Kim Down Under

8/18/2011 8:30pm EDT
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Rappers 50 Cent and Lil Kim performed their song "Magic Stick" together for the first time on Wednesday - eight years after they recorded the collaboration.

The pair teamed up for the raunchy track in 2003 for Kim's hit album, La Bella Mafia, but fell out soon afterwards.

However, the stars have since reconciled and they hit the stage together at the WinterBeatz Festival in Perth, Australia this week for the surprise duet.

50 Cent, one of the headliners at the event, ended the performance by making sexual gestures with the microphone.

The In Da Club hitmaker was also joined by a few oth...

50 Cent Cancels Album Release After Argument With Record Label

7/27/2011 8:36am EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has vowed to "not put out another album" following a disagreement with executives at his record label.

The In Da Club hitmaker was busy working on his next musical release until he had a heated exchange with Interscope chiefs in May, accusing them of "moving in slow motion."

He warned bosses that unless they worked harder to make the release a success, he would put a hold on the new material - and now he's dropped plans to launch his fifth studio album later this year.

In a series of posts on his page, he writes, "Man I'm not releasing an album... I can't bel...

Russell Simmons Compares 50 Cent To Malcolm X

7/19/2011 11:00am EDT
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Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has applauded rap superstar 50 Cent's pledge to feed one billion African people, comparing his efforts to that of civil rights leader Malcolm X.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker grew up in poverty and famously turned his life around from being a drug dealer in New York to becoming one of the world's most popular rap artists.

He has amassed a huge fortune from his various business deals and ventures since his 2003 debut, and he is determined to use his fame to help those most in need.

In a post on Twitter page over the weekend, he wrote, "I want to impact people's l...

50 Cent: 'I Want To Feed 1 Billion People In Africa'

7/18/2011 2:00pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent is determined to use his position of influence to help the world's needy and has set himself a five-year goal to feed one billion Africans.

The In Da Club hit-maker famously turned his life around from being a drug dealer in New York to becoming one of the world's biggest-selling hip-hop artists, and has built himself a huge fortune since his debut in 2003.

Now, the star is eager to give back, and is focusing his philanthropy on Africa's hungry.

In a post on his page, he writes, "I want to impact people's lives more. I created a new goal for myself; I want t...

50 Cent Is Single Again

7/12/2011 10:25pm EDT
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Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent is single again after reportedly splitting from his model girlfriend.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker has been dating sexy Daphne Joy for several months and she was by his side as he celebrated his 36th birthday just last week.

But, in a series of posts on his blog on Tuesday morning, 50 hinted he's back on the market.

He writes, "Man I think I made a bad investment. I put to much energy into a women (sic). I lose again but I'm doing great in business.

"No distraction I'm ready. I don't know how that happens. We all have imperfections I guess?"

The tweet...