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Coolio Arrested Over Allegedly Attacking Girlfriend

4/16/2013 5:07pm EDT
Rap legend Coolio has been arrested over allegations he was involved in a vicious altercation with his girlfriend.
The Gangsta's Paradise singer - real name Artis Ivey, Jr. - was detained by police on April 1st after he was accused of becoming violent during an argument with his partner Anabella Chatman at their home.

He allegedly struck Chatman in the face after bringing home another woman.

According to a police report, obtained by, Coolio is also accused of hitting Chatman with his car as he was driving away from the house.

In the report, the cops say she had tire marks on...

Celebrities That Turn 50 In 2013

1/3/2013 11:08am EST
Brad Pitt
The biggest and most memorable event of 1963 was the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, its 50th anniversary will be marked on November 22. The civil rights movement was in full swing as Martin Luther King, Jr. delivered his "I have a dream" speech and the Vietnam conflict had begun. Gas was 29 cents a gallon and the average cost for a new home was $12,560.

Also that year, the Beatles released their first album 'Please Please Me.' Notable films released in 1963 were The Great Escape, From Russia with Love, The Birds, Cleopatra and The Pink Panther. Popular TV shows included, The A...

Coolio's Son Handed Prison Sentence

9/13/2012 11:45am EDT
Coolio's eldest son has been handed a prison sentence of up to 10 years for his part in an armed robbery.

Grtis Ivey, 22, who appeared alongside his rapper dad on reality TV show Coolio's Rules, was accused of breaking into an apartment in Las Vegas last October and threatening the resident with a gun.

He pleaded guilty to a charge of felony robbery earlier this year in exchange for a number of other charges being dropped, and now he has been handed a lengthy prison sentence.

Ivey was sentenced to between 42 and 120 months in jail, meaning he will serve a minimum of three years behind ba...

Coolio's Son Could Go To Prison For 10 Years

7/16/2012 9:33am EDT
Rapper Coolio's eldest son is facing at least three years and up to 10 years in prison for armed robbery.

As part of a plea agreement, Grtis Ivey, 22, will be handed a minimum of three-and-a-half years behind bars when he is officially sentenced on September 12, according to However, the judge reserves the right to jail him for up to 10 years.

On Oct. 29, Ivey and his friend Shantrice Wilkerson allegedly broke into an apartment in Las Vegas and threatened the tenant with a gun, forcing him into a bathroom while they ransacked the place for valuables.

They reportedly made off wit...

Coolio Cited In New Police Run-In

5/13/2012 4:42pm EDT
Rapper Coolio had another run-in with Las Vegas cops last week when his car was pulled over for having expired registration plates.

The "Gangsta's Paradise" star was pulled over by traffic officers after they noticed his plates were expired. He also had no proof of insurance, but was cited and allowed to go on his way, according to

The rapper was taken into custody in Sin City in March after he was pulled over in a routine check, and cops discovered he had two outstanding warrants out for his arrest - both for traffic violations.

Coolio & His Son Are At The Same Las Vegas Jail

3/10/2012 3:22pm EST
Rapper Coolio has been arrested and jailed at the same prison where his son is currently incarcerated in Las Vegas.

Cops found two active bench warrants out for his arrest after pulling the hitmaker over during a routine traffic stop in Sin City on Friday morning.

Coolio was taken into custody and hauled off to the Clark County Detention Center, where he is now being held on $5,850 bail.

Ironically, his eldest son has been locked up at the same facility since last autumn after allegedly robbing a man at gunpoint.

Grtis Ivey and his female friend Shantrice Wilkerson allegedly broke into ...

''Weird Al' Yankovic Live!: The Alpocalypse Tour' Explodes Onto DVD And Blu-ray Oct. 4

9/20/2011 7:30pm EDT
Weird Al
Parody and polka are perfectly performed when Grammy® Award-winning "Weird Al" Yankovic returns to the small screen to present his first special since 1999. Comedy Central will debut the World Premiere of “Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour on Saturday, October 1 at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT.

On October 4,“Weird Al” Yankovic Live! – The Alpocalypse Tour will be released in North America on DVD and Blu-ray by CENTRAL, plus over 30 minutes of bonus features that include: music videos for "Perform This Way" and "Polka Face," three extra live concert performances, a bunch of Al’s personal ...

Fat Joe Opens Seafood Restaurant

3/10/2011 4:17pm EST
Fat Joe
Heavyweight rapper Fat Joe is cashing in on his love of food by launching a seafood restaurant in his native New York.

The Lean Back star has teamed up with chef Mark Thomas to open the Caribbean-inspired Express in the Bronx, the first in a chain of eateries. And Fat Joe is hoping to build on his food venture and take it to the small screen to share his favorite recipes with fans.

He says, "I'm working on a cooking show... Who else can you trust other than Fat Joe to tell you what food is good or not? Me and my guy Chef Mark - he's an incredible chef - we got that studio audience, we g...

Warrant Issued For Coolio

4/6/2010 8:25am EDT
A Los Angeles judge has issued a bench warrant for rapper Coolio after he failed to show up for a progress report hearing on Monday.

Coolio's lawyer told the judge he had tried to contact his client and had no idea why he wasn't in court, according to

The "Gangsta's Paradise" hitmaker has been on probation since last year, after pleading guilty to possession of a controlled substance.

See more photos of Coolio here!

Throw An Anti-Valentine's Day Party!

2/13/2010 8:47am EST
Whether you're brokenhearted and bitter, single and spectacular, or just plain sick of the over-hyped Hallmark holiday that falls on February 14, don't let Valentine's Day get the best of you. Turn it into a cynical celebration!

If you're a singleton staying in to avoid all the schmoopy-schmoopy hand-holding, there's still no reason you should have to spend V-Day all alone. Ladies, invite your gal pals over and get loaded on champagne while playing silly games like "Truth or Dare" or "I Never." And guys, you can get all the dudes together to do all the things your girlfriends complain ab...

The Essential 'Weird Al' Yankovic - 2 CDs, 38 Songs, Out Now; Win It!

11/15/2009 10:33pm EST
Welcome to the wild world of "Weird Al" Yankovic - a world populated by a Pennsylvania Dutch gangsta-rapper ("Amish Paradise") and a serial-killing Saint Nick ("The Night Santa Went Crazy") - a world where people frantically search for their Liquid Paper, hallucinate about the floating disembodied head of Colonel Sanders and dream of one day visiting "The Biggest Ball Of Twine In Minnesota." Yankovic, a three-time Grammy Award winner and the biggest selling comedy recording artist in history, shows no mercy to cultural milestones of every stripe - from Jurassic Park and Star Wars to the hi...

Starpulse Weakly Legal Round-Up

6/16/2008 3:00pm EDT
Boss Hog
Once a week the staff at Starpulse recaps the latest legal news related to celebrities and musicians, as well as any other faux-lebrities.

This week’s news centers on a house fire, a child porn trial and a conservatorship, but the most important news bulletin was about the damage done to a luxury vehicle.

Judge Bans 50 Cent From Selling Burned House

Rapper 50 Cent has been ordered not to sell the charred remains of his New York home until investigators have decided what caused the fire that destroyed it last month.

Coolio Claims Racism...

Top 20 Kid Shows From The 80s & 90s

4/29/2008 11:35am EDT
Ren & Stimpy
Remember the innocence of childhood? The birthday parties. The water gun fights. The sleep overs. Oh, and the television shows! This is a countdown of the top 20 kids shows from the mid 80s and mid 90s. There are some exceptions, though, and they are as follows:

Though excellent shows, programs such as Pee Wee’s Playhouse, Sesame Street, and "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood" are absent from this list. This isn’t just because they premiered decades ago but also because their target demographic was roughly children six and under, rather than kids aged seven to fifteen, which this coun...

Feature-Length Action Epic 1000 Years In The Making Coming To DVD Nov. 27; Win It!

11/1/2007 7:45pm EDT
The future is back! The first new Futurama programming since 2003, Futurama: Bender's Big Score features out-of-this-world hilarity on DVD November 27 from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.

As Xmas 3007 approaches, the "Futurama" crew must fight to save Earth in an epic battle against nudist alien Internet scammers. When the evil naked aliens launch a cyber-attack on Planet Express, they make a shocking discovery: the secret of time travel, mysteriously tattooed on Fry's buttocks. Using their devious nudist software to control Bender, they repeatedly send the beer-fueled...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

8/1/2007 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (1978), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933), Moby Dick author Herman Melville (1819; d. 1889), and explorer William Clark (1770; d. 1838).

Solar Records Celebrates 30 Years With 'Hits' Discs From Shalamar, Midnight Star and Lakeside; Listen

8/8/2006 1:24pm EDT

Shalamar’s fans didn’t just want to buy their albums. They wanted to BE them – traveling the globe, singing, dancing, closing down clubs, shopping, even stopping to ride some dolphins along the way. It takes one-of-a-kind chemistry to effect that kind of ardor, and it can’t be manufactured (as the beginning and end of their story proves). Effervescent but never bubblegum, Shalamar had the priceless ability to make absolutely anyone feel young at heart.

Don Cornelius plucked dancers Jody Watley (Chicago) and Jeffrey Daniel ( Los Angeles ) straight outta "The Soul Train Line" ...

Celebrity Birthdays, August 1

8/1/2006 3:00am EDT
Jerry Garcia
Happy Birthday to MTV! (1981); O-Town singer Ashley Parker Angel (1981), Avenged Sevenfold musician M. Shadows (1981), Arizona Cardinals running back Edgerrin James (1978), "The Cosby Show" actress Tempestt Bledsoe (1973), film director Sam Mendes (1965), rapper Coolio (1963), Public Enemy rapper Chuck D (1960), Def Leppard singer Joe Elliott (1959), musician Robert Cray (1953), Grateful Dead guitarist/singer Jerry Garcia (1942; d. 1995), actor/comedian Dom DeLuise (1933), Moby Dick author Herman Melville (1819; d. 1889), and explorer William Clark (1770; d. 1838).

Star-Studded Benefit CD for Hurricane Relief To Drop Nov. 22

11/15/2005 2:21pm EST
Hurricane Relief
Responding to the overwhelming outpouring of support from musicians, writers and producers, EMI Group, SONY BMG, Universal Music Group, Warner Music Group and Concord Music Group along with the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network

and the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) today announced the addition of new artists and songs to complete the double CD multi-artist benefit album Hurricane Relief: Come Together Now. The collection will feature new recordings and classic cuts from more than 80 artists and 35 songs, spanning a variety of generations and genres, and will be released N...