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50 Cent To Release 10th Anniversary Mix Tape

December 8th, 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

December 8th, 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

November 16th, 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

November 9th, 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'

October 31st, 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

October 24th, 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

October 18th, 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

October 9th, 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'

September 30th, 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

September 25th, 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

September 21st, 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

September 20th, 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

September 7th, 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

September 1st, 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

August 31st, 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

August 18th, 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

July 27th, 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

July 19th, 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'

July 18th, 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

July 12th, 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...

50 Cent Writing A Bullying Book For Teens

June 20th, 2011 10:55pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has inked a deal to write a semi-autobiographical book about bullying.

The "In Da Club" hitmaker's tome, entitled "Playground," will tell the story of a 13-year-old bully who comes to terms with the hurt he has caused.

In a statement released to MTV News, 50 Cent says, "I had a strong desire to write Playground because I wanted to explore how a kid becomes a bully. I drew on events from my own childhood and adolescence, but was excited to see the story take on its own life.

"This book would have been very helpful for me growing up and now that I have a teenage son, it is m...

50 Cent Threatens To Delay Album Release

June 16th, 2011 1:12pm EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has threatened to delay the release of his new album after a bitter feud with his record company.

The hip-hop star - real name Curtis Jackson - is gearing up to unveil his latest collection of tunes, and last month he told how he was determined to replicate the stellar success of his 2003 debut, Get Rich or Die Tryin'.

However, following a heated exchange with his record label bosses on Thursday, the rapper took to his blog to tell fans the release of the album is under threat.

In a series of posts, he writes, "OK I tried to be cool with my record company. I...

Our Favorite Celebrity Feuds

May 31st, 2011 12:00pm EDT
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Recently, it was reported that "The Situation" and Ronnie got into a major fist-fight while shooting the fourth season of the "Jersey Shore" in Italy. The two have long been frienemies and it looks like the tension between them finally reached a boiling point. The Sitch and Ronnie's feud is one of many celebrity feuds in Hollywood that have escalated. Here are some other celebrity conflicts and rivalries that have involved trash-talking, backstabbing, and at the same time, provided us with pure entertainment.

Rosie O'Donnell vs. Donald Trump

Donald Trump has been invol...

'American Idol' Recap - Haley Reinhart Finally Goes Home + Special Power Rankings

May 20th, 2011 9:17am EDT
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Well, it wasn’t for not trying. If there’s one contestant this year who really developed and emerged over the course of the season it was Haley Reinhart. Look at where she started. A frizzy-haired oversinging novice who only got through because of the softest judging panel since the OJ Jury.

From there she barely snuck through every step of the way and had me flabbergasted that the judges selected her as a Wild Card. I was surprised she even got the chance to sing a second time.

Somehow, she finagled her way into the top 13 only to sit on the bottom of my power rankings just about every s...

50 Cent: 'I'm Adopted'

May 20th, 2011 8:03am EDT
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Hip-hop star 50 Cent has opened up about his tough upbringing for a new TV show, revealing his grandmother adopted him as a child when his mother died.

The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, grew up in Queens, New York with his single mom, Sabrina, who gave birth to him when she was just 15.

Sabrina was murdered in 1988, when Jackson was aged 12, and he moved in with his grandparents and eight aunts and uncles - and now he has opened up about his upbringing as part of a documentary.

In 50 Cent: The Origin of Me, Jackson is seen telling a crowd of students in South Carolina, where his g...

Q&A: Nicole Scherzinger Talks Solo Project & Hosting 'X-Factor'

May 13th, 2011 1:00pm EDT
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Former Pussy Cat Doll front-hottie, Nicole Scherzinger, is ready to focus on her solo-career and introducing her fans to her Hawaiian, rocker side. With the release of her brand-new single, “Right There,” feat. 50-cent, Nicole took a risk by steering away from her previous “poppy” sounds for a more authentic, island and rock-n-roll feel. And guess what? She nailed it! Starpulse talked exclusively with the sex-icon to talk about her solo project and hosting Simon Cowell’s, “The X-Factor!”

Starpulse: Lets start off by talking about your newest singe “Right There,” how did the collaboration w...

Chelsea Handler Admits To 'Casually' Dating 50 Cent

May 11th, 2011 8:39am EDT
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Comedienne Chelsea Handler has finally come clean about her whirlwind romance with 50 Cent, admitting she dated the rapper "very casually".

The TV funnywoman was first linked to 50 Cent last October when they were photographed enjoying a night out together, but the stars adamantly dismissed talk of a budding relationship.

Now, Handler has finally confirmed their romance, telling talk show host Piers Morgan, "We dated - very causally." She added, "He's a very sweet, nice guy. He's fun, a great guy. He's the complete antithesis of what you would imagine. Sweet, funny, a great sense of hu...

Nicole Scherzinger Premieres Video For 'Right There' Feat. 50 Cent (Watch It Here!)

May 5th, 2011 6:26pm EDT
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Interscope Records sets the stage for the release of "Killer Love," the eagerly anticipated debut album from Pussycat Dolls lead singer-turned-solo recording artist Nicole Scherzinger.

Her new single, "Right There" (featuring 50 Cent), will be available digitally on May 17th, in advance of the album release this summer.

The video for the first single, directed by Paul Hunter and featuring 50 Cent, was shot in Los Angles over two days.

Shooting #RIGHTTHERE video w/ my boy @50cent @nicolescherzy & @50cent too hot for all these clothes!

Click for more great...

50 Cent Targeted By Credit Card Fraudsters

April 19th, 2011 9:11am EDT
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Rapper 50 Cent has been targeted by credit card fraudsters who have allegedly attempted to make unauthorized purchases using his account, according to a report.

Two men were arrested in West Hartford, Connecticut over allegations they tried to buy two $1,000 flat screen TVs from a local electronics store last year using the hip-hop star's American Express number, according to the New York Daily News.

The pair was detained by cops after the store owner became suspicious and called the credit card company. The publication reports there have been other attempts to illegally use 50 Cent's c...

50 Cent: 'Samuel L. Jackson Deserves An Oscar'

April 17th, 2011 11:24pm EDT
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Rapper-turned-actor 50 Cent is calling on Academy Award officials to recognize Samuel L. Jackson's hard work by honouring him with an Oscar.

The hip-hop star was blown away by Jackson's performance in recent TV movie The Sunset Limited, and he can't understand why the Shaft icon has yet to claim gold at the annual event.

In an interview with Vibe magazine, 50 says, "Samuel L. Jackson is probably the most underrated actor. Like, he's trying to go for the world record of underrated.

"You have the strongest monologue and awesome performance in Pulp Fiction, and it's overlooked. Props don't ...