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Rapper Raz-B Undergoes Surgery After Bottle Attack

8/16/2013 4:20pm EDT
On Thursday, singer Raz-B underwent facial surgery after he was attacked with a bottle in China.

The 28 year old, real name De'Mario Thornton, was performing at a nightclub in Zhejiang when a fight broke out in the crowd. The former B2K singer allegedly tried to break up the altercation when he was smacked in the face with a glass bottle.

He was arrested, along with the two warring crowd members, but subsequently released without charge.
Raz, who has been in living in China for the past 3 years, says he doesn't plan on pursuing legal action.

He required a surgical procedure to treat a...

Rapper Lil' Fizz Sued Over Illegal Marijuana Store

10/20/2011 2:55pm EDT
Lil Fizz
Former B2K rapper Lil' Fizz is facing a $1.7 million lawsuit from officials in California for allegedly opening a medical marijuana store in an unauthorized part of Los Angeles.

Authorities claim the Uh Huh hit-maker, a business partner in Little Amsterdam in West Hollywood, is operating a drug dispensary in a prohibited zone, and they have slapped the store owners with fines of $2,500 for each day the place has been open - the store launched on July 1st, 2010.

Officials are now seeking to have the venue shut down and they have filed suit in Los Angeles County Superior Court, demanding ...

Raz-B Apologizes For Chris Brown Twitter Feud

12/31/2010 10:14am EST
R&B singer Raz-B has apologized to Chris Brown for their online war of words - and he hopes "someone learns something valuable" from the heated exchange.

The former B2K singer and Brown become embroiled in a feud earlier this week after Raz-B posted a message on taking aim at his rival's doomed romance with Rihanna.

The Kiss Kiss hit-maker, who split from the Umbrella beauty in 2009 after a violent bust-up, hit back with an offensive comment about Raz-B's past, when the singer claimed to have been the victim of sexual assault during his time in B2K, writing, "Tell me this......

Chris Brown Apologizes For Homophobic Twitter Attack

12/31/2010 5:29am EST
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has moved to end his war of words with former B2K star Raz-B by publicly apologizing for reacting badly to the singer's attack.

Brown came under fire for making homophobic comments in his angry response to Raz-B, who took aim at the "Kiss Kiss" singer over the way he treated ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown and Rihanna split in February, 2009 after he beat her up during a fight on the eve of the Grammy Awards.

The R&B star has since pleaded guilty to the brutal attack and is still serving community service for the abuse.

And Brown admits he used poor judgment when he...

Chris Brown Ignites Twitter Feud With Raz-B

12/30/2010 11:39am EST
Chris Brown
Chris Brown has become embroiled in a vicious online feud with R&B singer Raz-B after the former B2K star made a remark about his ex-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown, who split from the Umbrella beauty in 2009 after a violent bust-up, became incensed when Raz-B posted a message on criticizing his romance with Rihanna and slamming Halle Berry's ex-husband Eric Benet.

He wrote, "I'm just sittin here thinking how can n**gas like Eric Benet & Chris Brown disrespect women as intelligent as Halle Berry, Rihanna."

Brown hit back with an offensive comment about Raz-B's past, when the sing...

Marques Houston Wins Restraining Order

11/8/2010 3:35pm EST
Marques Houston
Marques Houston has been granted a restraining order against former B2K singer Raz B after he accused the R&B star of molesting him as a teenager.

The Clubbin' hit-maker has been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks after Raz B posted a video online in which the former pals can be heard arguing over the phone. In the footage, Raz B, real name De'Mario Thornton, alleges Houston and his manager Chris Stokes repeatedly abused him during his youth, when he was finding fame with B2K.

Thornton initially made the claims against Houston and Stokes in 2007, only to retract the statements an...

Q&A: Omarion Gives Us An Inside Look At His Latest Album 'Ollusion'

1/12/2010 10:41am EST
Omarion - Ollusion
Omarion is passionate about the art of making music, and the art of dance. The music entertainer's third studio release Ollusion, out today on his own label Starrworld Entertainment, encompasses all of this, plus the singer's new vibe. Noted music stars Gucci Mane and Jay Rock also make guest appearances on Omarion's Ollusion, which features hits "I Get It In," "Hoodie," and "Speedin."

Starpulse writer Claudine Paul caught up with an assured, excited, and yet philosophical Omarion recently, and here's what the singer had to share on his latest release:

Claudine Paul: Your third stu...

Starpulse Answers Your Burning Questions

6/20/2008 1:52pm EDT
The Ruins
1.) Starpulse user djvandeusencade asks, "I read the book 'The Ruins' and loved it! I see that it came out on [the big screen], but when will it be available on DVD?"

Based on the novel by Scott Smith, director Carter B. Smith's Yucatan-set thriller follows four American tourists as they unwisely venture off the beaten path while vacationing in Cancun. When a friendly German tourist implores the Americans to help search the jungle for his missing brother, the group becomes hopelessly trapped in a nightmare scenario that seems too strange to be true. The film will be released on DVD Ju...

Starpulse Looks Back At Favorite Boy Bands

12/20/2007 10:01am EST
N Sync
Some boy bands dance and sing while others sing and play their own instruments. Whichever type of boy band you prefer, there definitely have been a number of first-rate and very popular ones to entertain us over the years.

One cannot mention the term 'boy band' without having the Backstreet Boys come to mind. Formed in 1992, the group gave us such danceable hits as 'Everybody (Backstreet's Back)' and other sultry tunes like 'Quit Playin' Games (With My Heart)' and 'I Want It That Way.' In October 2007 the group released their sixth album. While member Kevin Richardson may no longer be ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

11/12/2007 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).

Check Out Johnta Austin's New Single, 'Video,' From His Debut Album, In Stores Sept. 4

8/14/2007 8:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
His name is already familiar to record buyers who make note of the songwriting credits on major hit records by such superstar artists as Mariah Carey and Mary J. Blige. Music industry insiders know him as the Grammy-winning 'go-to' writer which is why the legendary Whitney Houston, Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson, global multi-platinum artist Usher and hitmaker Chris Brown have tracks on forthcoming projects by this unassuming Atlanta native. While he may have spent the last eight years behind the scenes, penning songs for the likes of Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Ginuwine, Aaliyah,...

B2K Rapper Lil Fizz Set To Release Solo Debut LP

7/10/2007 2:04pm EDT
Lil Fizz
Hip-Hop and R&B superstar Lil Fizz of the multi-platinum group B2K is poised to step into the forefront as a solo artist with the release of his debut LP "Pay Day."

With a digital release available through July 17, this is the first album of an exclusive recording agreement with industry veteran, Cudda Love of Fo' Reel Entertainment.

"Pay Day" showcases a transformed Lil Fizz who is officially all grown up. His crisp, aggressive lyrical delivery confirms that his boy band days are in the distant past, possessing a star quality all his very own.

"Pay Day" is an ama...

Johnta Austin To Release Debut Album, 'Ocean Drive,' September 4

7/4/2007 4:00pm EDT
Johnta Austin
(New York, NY) - As the singular most successful songwriter at work today-– whose tunes have been brought to the top of the charts by Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige, and at least 50 more artists over the last decade, including Whitney Houston, Jennifer Hudson, Jessica Simpson, Usher, Chris Brown, Toni Braxton, Tyrese, Enrique Iglesias, Aaliyah, Faith Evans, B2K, Ciara, Ruben Studdard, Fantasia, and Mario – what do you deliver for an encore, after winning the Best R&B Song Grammy Award for the past two consecutive years?

In the case of 26-year old Atlanta native Johnta (pronounced "John-...

Newcomers N.L.T. To Release 'Not Like Them' June 26

5/8/2007 7:00pm EDT
The members of NLT aren't pretending to be anything they're not. They love pop music, have been born and bred on pop music, and have manicured their pop music to a brilliant, effervescent sheen on their self-titled debut, Not Like Them.

"It's pop… True pop," says JJ. "We are influenced by everything we love. From Coldplay and The Beatles, to Lauryn Hill and Justin Timberlake, to John Mayer, and literally everything in between," adds Kevin, who along with JJ, V and Travis have been defining their vocal stylings and refining their dance moves throughout their early teen years.

Ripe ...

Ne-Yo Unveils New Album Title: 'Because Of You,' Inspired By Love Of His Fans; In Stores May 1

3/23/2007 9:00pm EDT
The wait is finally over – as Def Jam recording artist Ne-Yo takes the wraps off and announces that his hotly awaited second album, due May 1, will be titled Because Of You, named after the album's first single pick.

"It makes the most sense," Ne-Yo says of his album title choice. "It's because of the people that inspire me to make music. Because of the love of the music. Because of the fans. Because of you, that I do what I do."

#1 most-added on the Rhythm format after its impact date last month, and the highest Rhythm chart debut of his career, "Because Of You" jumps to #23-...

Teen Group 2 Much To Release Debut Album, "We 2 Much," This Spring

1/1/2007 10:00am EST
2 Much
Teen R&B sensations 2 Much are preparing to hit the road on the BET Scream Tour, where they will join Omarion to perform "Fire." The group is the newest addition to the Music World Music family, which includes J Xavier, Solange Knowles, Sunshine Anderson, Mic Little and others. Currently in the studio recording their debut album We 2 Much with super-producer Sean Garrett, the group is experiencing the success of their first single "Fire," written and produced by Chris Stokes and David Awogboro, which is already burning up MTV Hits, MTV Jams and BET. We 2 Much is set to drop in the spring o...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

11/12/2006 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).

Nick Cannon Signs Deal With Motown; New Album In Spring

2/3/2006 1:27pm EST
Nick Cannon
Motown Records has signed celebrated, one-man entertainment arsenal, Nick Cannon, in a venture with the actor/musician, to be called Can I Ball/Motown Records. Cannon's debut for the new label, Stages, featuring the first single "Dimepiece," and guest appearance by the first artist signed to his label, Izzy, is slated to be released in spring 2006. The new disc is executive produced by Cannon and Michael "Blue" Williams, and features a host of top notch producers including Kanye West and artists such as Talib Kweli, Anthony Hamilton and 112.

"I'm thrilled to be able to work with such ...

Celebrity Birthdays, November 12

11/12/2005 3:00am EST
Neil Young
Happy Birthday to B2K member Omarion (1985), actress Anne Hathaway (1982), actor Ryan Gosling (1980), baseball slugger Sammy Sosa (1968), Friends' David Schwimmer (1966), Will & Grace star Megan Mullally (1958), Canadian rocker Neil Young (1945), and Grace Kelly, actress and Princess of Monaco (1929; d. 1982).