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Wyclef Jean Posts Half-Naked Birthday Photo On Twitter

10/18/2012 3:00pm EDT
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Wyclef Jean celebrated his birthday on Wednesday by tweeting a photo of himself posing on his red, white and blue Ducati motorcycle wearing nothing but briefs.

He wrote, "TODAY I AM 43 YEARS OLD! I look And feel 26! U cant keep à good Man down! Keep à smile when they want you to frown!"

We have to admit the middle aged singer looks pretty good.

He's not the only star who is proud to show off his sexy physique. Kim Kardashian and LeAnn Rimes often post bikini pics to their million of Twitter followers.

Wyclef Jean Runs Into Immigration Trouble In Canada

6/30/2012 3:46pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Haitian rapper Wyclef Jean ran into immigration trouble in Canada on Friday after misplacing his visa, which authorizes him to legally live and work in the U.S.

The former Fugees star is due to perform in Montreal this weekend but he was stopped by border officials upon arriving in the city after discovering he had lost his green card, which would have aided his entry into Canada.

In a panic, he tweeted, "Just landed in Montreal I'm at immigration waiting I lost my Greencard! I gotta (sic) 1 million fans waiting let me in!"

Luckily for Wyclef, officials allowed him into the country an...

Wyclef Jean Pays Tribue To Trayvon Martin In New Song

4/21/2012 3:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has recorded a new tribute song dedicated to slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin.

The African-American student's death at the hands of Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman in February sparked outrage and protests across the U.S., with stars like Cher, Mia Farrow, Russell Simmons and Sean 'Diddy' Combs calling for the killer's arrest.

Zimmerman, 28, has since been charged with second-degree murder and, on Friday, a judge placed him on $150,000 bail.

Last month, Chaka Khan recruited celebrity friends Eric Benet, Kelly Price and Kenny Lattimore to re-record her track ...

Wyclef Jean Continues To Raise Awareness Of Haiti Earthquake

1/14/2012 12:30pm EST
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean spent Thursday volunteering in his native Haiti to mark the second anniversary of the 2010 earthquake which levelled the nation.

The Fugees star threw himself into charity work following the disaster on January 12, 2010, and even attempted to run for president in a bid to help improve life for desperate Haitians.

His political run was denied, but the musician has continued working with his Yele Haiti foundation to help survivors cope in the aftermath of the crisis, and he returned to the country this week to mark two years since the quake.

Jean filmed a special report for TV ...

Wyclef Jean Seeks Old School Buses For Haiti

11/19/2011 11:00am EST
Wyclef Jean
Rapper Wyclef Jean is appealing for any unused school buses to be donated to his charity effort in earthquake-ravaged Haiti.

The former Fugees star, who was made a roving ambassador for his homeland in 2007, has been a driving force behind the nation's rebuilding efforts following the devastation of a major earthquake there in 2010 and has been busy raising money to fund the recovery mission via his Yele Haiti organisation.

He's now hoping generous fans will help him locate some spare buses to give school kids a ride as they continue to try and return to normalcy.

In a tweet to fans on T...

Celebrity Birthdays - October 17, 2011

10/17/2011 3:00am EDT
Nick Cannon
Happy Birthday to:

America's Got Talent host Nick Cannon (1980)

Actor Chris Lowell (1984)

British actor Matthew MacFadyen (1974)

Actress Sharon Leal (1972)

Fugee Wyclef Jean (1972)

Rapper Eminem (1972)

N Sync singer Chris Kirkpatrick (1971)

Actor Wood Harris (1969)

Reggae singer Ziggy Marley (1968)

Comedian/actor Norm MacDonald (1963)

Beavis and Butt-Head & King of the Hill creator Mike Judge (1962)

Country singer Alan Jackson (1958)

Cheers actor George Wendt (1948)

Superman actress Margot Kidder (1948)

Actor/comedian Michael McKean (1947)

Union Gap bandleader Gary Puckett (...

Stars Collide For ZZ Top Tribute Album

8/23/2011 11:00pm EDT
ZZ Top
Wyclef Jean, Grace Potter and Nickelback are among the eclectic mix of stars paying tribute to bluesy rockers ZZ Top on a new album.

The acts have recorded new versions of the trio's hits, including "Legs," "Rough Boy" and "Sharp Dressed Man" for the compilation "A Tribute From Friends."

The album features the first recording by Mick Fleetwood's new supergroup M.O.B., which includes his Fleetwood Mac bandmate John McVie, Aerosmith's Steven Tyler and guitarist Jonny Lang.

Fleetwood admits he was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the tribute: "We're delighted to honor ZZ Top this way. T...

Stars Thank Military On Memorial Day

5/30/2011 4:30pm EDT
Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, and Rihanna are among the stars who have paid tribute to members of the U.S. military as Americans celebrate Memorial Day on Monday.

A host of celebrities have taken to their blogs to remember servicemen and women lost in war and express their thanks to soldiers currently serving in the armed forces.

Rapper Wyclef Jean was one of the first stars to mark the holiday by posting a self-penned "Sunday sermon" online at the weekend, but he's not the only one sending his blessings to those in uniform.

Pop superstar Timberlake has urged fans to ...

Wyclef Jean Blasts Allegations Shooting Story Is Fabricated

3/21/2011 11:51pm EDT
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Rapper Wyclef Jean has hit out at allegations suggesting he fabricated the story of his shooting in Haiti, accusing critics of spreading false rumours to purposely discredit him.

The former Fugees star was traveling through the city of Delmas, near Port-au-Prince, on Saturday night when his car came under attack. He suffered a minor injury to his hand and was taken to hospital for treatment.

Jean's version of events have since been called into question by several sources in his homeland, who have alleged he made up the claims to boost media coverage of his presence in Haiti during Sunday'...

Wyclef Jean Shot While In Haiti; Car 'Peppered With Bullets'

3/20/2011 9:46am EDT
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Rapper Wyclef Jean has been shot in the hand in his native Haiti.

The former Fugees star, who lives in the U.S., traveled to the country earlier this week to lend his support to presidential candidate Michel Martelly as he prepares for the final round of elections against former First Lady Mirlande Manigat on Sunday.

Reports emerged shortly after midnight on Sunday suggesting Jean's car had come under attack and was peppered with bullets as he was being driven through the city of Port-au-Prince with hip-hop pal Busta Rhymes and record executive Jimmy Rosemond.

The guitarist's hand was in...

Top 10 Influential African American Musicians Today

2/25/2011 11:27pm EST
African American musicians in today's music world are not merely just entertainers, but individuals of many facets. Showcased below are a few that we think, with the help of the success of their music careers, are the top 10 influential African American musicians in music today. African American musicians in today's music world are not merely just entertainers, but individuals of many facets. Showcased below are a few that we think, with the help of the success of their music careers, are the top 10 influential African American musicians in music today.

Beyonce Knowles

Beyonce Knowle...

Wyclef Jean To Play Online Concert For Egyptian Protesters

2/10/2011 10:49am EST
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has announced plans to broadcast a free concert over the internet in a show of support for protesters in Egypt.

The former Fugees star has been moved by footage of the uprising in Egypt, which has been making headlines around the world since last month, when thousands of citizens in the African republic began call for the resignation of long-serving President Hosni Mubarak. And the hip-hop star wants to do his part to boost the demonstrators' spirits - by performing an online gig for the people of Egypt.

In a video message on his page, Jean says, "We want to do ...

Wyclef Jean: 'The Fugees Are Not Meant To Be'

1/13/2011 1:48pm EST
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Wyclef Jean is adamant he has no plans to revive The Fugees since making amends with former bandmate Pras Michel - insisting a reunion is "not meant to be."

The rappers - and singer Lauryn Hill - went their separate ways in 1997, before getting back together in 2004 for a short-lived reunion.

The pair subsequently went five years without speaking and Michel refused to back Jean's failed bid for the Haitian presidency last year.

Jean was stunned to find himself sat next to his old pal on a flight to Haiti on Wednesday, and told fans on Twitter that they used their time mid-air to make pea...

Wyclef Jean's Haiti Charity Finances Under Further Inspection

1/3/2011 3:32pm EST
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean's troubled Yele Haiti charity is under further financial scrutiny amid reports the organization's vice president received a $42,000 salary increase in 2009.

According to tax filings obtained by the New York Post, Zakiya Khatou-Chevassus was paid $147,000 for her services in 2009 after being promoted from consultant to vice president. The sum is a $42,000 bump from 2008 and nearly $15,000 more than the charity's president, Hugh Locke.

The report emerges months after Jean blasted rumors linking him romantically to Khatou-Chevassus, who allegedly worked as his personal assistan...

Rapper Rhymefest Running For Chicago City Council

10/20/2010 11:30pm EDT
Kanye West.'s rapper pal Rhymefest has formally entered the race for political office in his native Chicago, Illinois.

The hip-hop star, real name Che Smith, is bidding to become an alderman for the 20th Ward at the Chicago City Council and he has now officially announced his candidacy.

In a series of posts on his page, he wrote, "It's already starting! I talk about helping my community and the villains are attacking my character and family! I won't stop!

"The 20th Ward in Chicago needs help, shorties (women) are out here selling dope to pay the family bills. Grandmothers are...

Wyclef Jean Plans Run For President Of Haiti In 2015

9/30/2010 9:31pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Rapper Wyclef Jean is refusing to give up on his dream of becoming president of his native Haiti and is planning to run for office again in the 2015 election.

The Fugees star, who lives primarily in the U.S., was ruled out of the political race in August after Haitian lawmakers decided he did not meet the necessary residency requirements to be considered eligible for the upcoming November vote.

Jean officially withdrew his candidacy for the presidency last week but he insists he's not quitting politics altogether - he is eyeing a return in five years' time.

He tells Hip-Hop Weekly, "I'm ...

Wyclef Jean Hospitalized For 'Stress And Fatigue'

9/27/2010 5:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has been hospitalized after suffering from "stress and fatigue," according to his representative.

The 40-year-old hip-hop star was admitted to an undisclosed hospital last weekend, just days after officially withdrawing his bid to become president of his native Haiti. Jean was ruled out of the race in August after lawmakers stated he was not eligible for the November election because he did not meet residency requirements.

The Gone Till November hit-maker had initially vowed to appeal the decision through Haiti's courts, but his spokeswoman Marian Salzman admits the failed c...

Sean Penn's Rep Slams Wyclef Jean's Cocaine Allegations

9/7/2010 2:33pm EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn's representative has fired back at Wyclef Jean after the rapper launched a bitter attack on the Hollywood actor and accused him of abusing drugs, insisting the allegations are "ludicrous".

The former Fugees star's recent bid to become president of his native Haiti was heavily criticized by Penn, who has been at the forefront of the nation's earthquake relief effort since the tremors struck in January. He claimed Jean had been absent from his homeland in the months following the devastating disaster, saying, "It would be nice if he visited once and awhile (sic)."

Jean's run for...

Wyclef Jean Blasts Haitian Officials In New Song

8/26/2010 8:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean has returned to music following his failed bid to run for president of Haiti - to blast officials for rejecting his campaign for office in a new song.

The Haitian-born hip-hop star has been ruled out of the upcoming November elections in his native country after it was decided he didn't meet residency requirements.

The Gone Till November hitmaker is keen to appeal through Haiti's courts but reports suggest the electoral council's ruling is final and cannot be overturned.

And he's continued to blast the decision, posting a song called Prison for the CEP on his blog on Thursday...

Sean Penn Says Wyclef Jean Should Get Over It

8/25/2010 10:18pm EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has fired up his war of words with Wyclef Jean after learning of the hip-hop star's plans to contest a decision that will keep him from running for president of his native Haiti.

The former Fugees star first irked Penn, who has actively been part of the relief effort in the earthquake-ravaged nation throughout the past six months, when he first announced his plans to become the country's next leader earlier this month.

The Oscar winner and activist criticized Wyclef's apparent absence from his homeland in the wake of the devastating earthquake during a recent appearance on CNN n...

Wyclef Jean Ruled Ineligible For Haitian Presidency Run

8/20/2010 4:30pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been told to put his political plans on hold - Haitian lawmakers have ruled he's ineligible to run for presidential office, according to reports.

The former Fugees star went into hiding earlier this week after receiving death threats following his decision to campaign to become his native Haiti's next President, replacing friend Rene Preval. The defiant star insisted he would still make sure his name was on the ballot in November if electoral officials gave him the green light to run for office, but they have dashed his hopes by ruling Jean fails to meet the c...

Wyclef Jean Accepts Assassination 'Possibility'

8/7/2010 7:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean fears the "possibility" of his assassination in Haiti's slums as he campaigns to become president of his native country.

The former Fugees star recently announced his launch for office and is preparing to begin travelling into the slums and camps of Haiti to win votes. Jean admits he worries for his safety because the impoverished country has a history of political violence and he will be protected at all times by a dozen bodyguards.

However, he refuses to let the danger stop him from campaigning. Jean says, "You have two choices - either sit back thinking of the danger or d...

Pras Not Supporting Wyclef Jean's Haiti Presidential Bid

8/7/2010 11:00am EDT
Wyclef Jean's former Fugees co-star Pras is refusing to support the rapper's bid to become the next Haitian president - he has sided with the opposition instead.

On Thursday, Jean confirmed plans to run for office in his homeland and filed paperwork in the capital Port-Au-Prince to make his campaign official.

Jean's decision to move into politics has already angered actor/activist Sean Penn, who slammed the move as "suspicious," and now his former bandmate Pras Michel has publicly come out in support of another candidate. Michel, who has Haitian roots, has given his backing to Michel M...

Wyclef Jean Hit With A $2.1 Million Tax Bill

8/6/2010 7:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean was hit with a massive $2.1 million tax bill just weeks before he announced his decision to enter Haiti's presidential race.

The Fugees star filed papers on Thursday to make his candidacy official and he will run in the country's upcoming election. Online reports have now emerged suggesting Jean has some major financial problems to resolve before he can concentrate on his political career.

Bosses at America's Internal Revenue Service (IRS) filed a multi-million dollar tax lien against the rapper in May after he allegedly fell behind with payments, according to documents obta...

Wyclef Jean Wants Haitians To Speak English

8/6/2010 3:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean has pledged to boost the teaching of English in Haiti if he wins his bid for the presidency - because "years" of rule by French-speaking politicians has not benefited the country.

The Fugees star confirmed on Thursday he wants to fight for leadership of his homeland, and filed election papers confirming his candidacy. He has brushed off accusations he will struggle to communicate with the mainly French and Creole-speaking citizens - insisting he wants to encourage them to use English as a third language.

Jean tells Larry King Live, "What about my French... seriously, we'...

Sean Penn Slams Wyclef Jean’s Haiti Presidency Bid

8/6/2010 8:34am EDT
Sean Penn
Sean Penn has criticized Wyclef Jean for stepping into Haiti's presidential race - insisting the former Fugees star has been "a non-presence" in aid efforts following the country's devastating earthquake.

The Oscar-winning actor has made several trips to the nation in the wake of the January quake and become heavily involved in charity efforts to help the survivors.

However, Penn isn't impressed with the news that Jean is campaigning to become the country's next leader and he is convinced allegations that the star misused money donated to his Yele Haiti foundation will come back to haunt ...

Wyclef Jean Running For President Of Haiti

8/5/2010 10:19pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean is running for president of his native Haiti after officially filing election papers confirming his candidacy on Thursday.

The Fugees rapper ended weeks of speculation when he jetted into the country on Thursday morning and headed straight to the electoral council office in the capital Port-Au-Prince to lodge the documents, according to the AFP.

Jean, who had earlier stepped down as head of his Yele Haiti charity, was accompanied by his wife Marie Claudinette and their adopted daughter, Angelina.

The star revealed his race for presidency was driven by "the people...

Wyclef Jean Once Again Considers Running For President Of Haiti

7/27/2010 8:56am EDT
Wyclef Jean
Wyclef Jean is reconsidering running for president of his devastated homeland Haiti, according to his charitable foundation.

The former Fugees star has been instrumental in ensuring the Haitians left homeless by the massive earthquake in January have aid, and has built temporary shelters through his Yele Haiti organization.

Jean's dedication and service prompted many to call for him to step into politics, but he initially shrugged off the idea, saying, "If I take a job being a president, I can't do as much as I'm doing for my country."

However, according to CNN, the star has filled out t...

Wyclef Jean Receives Doctorate

5/27/2010 4:00pm EDT
Wyclef Jean
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has been awarded an honorary doctorate from an U.S. university in recognition of his ongoing charity work in Haiti.

The former Fugees star has been helping rebuild his homeland with his Yele Haiti organization following the devastating January earthquake, which left an estimated 1.3 million people homeless. And his humanitarian work was acknowledged on Sunday when officials at Western Connecticut State University presented Jean with an honorary doctorate.

Jean appeared onstage to accept his diploma and deliver a commencement speech to graduates, stressing the im...

Wyclef Jean: 'Brad & Angie, Please Adopt A Child From Haiti!'

5/26/2010 8:25am EDT
Angelina Jolie
Hip-hop star Wyclef Jean has urged pals Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie to consider adopting a baby from his native Haiti.

The former Fugees star has been part of the relief effort in his homeland following a January earthquake, which ravaged the nation, and now he hopes Jolie will follow up a February visit to Haiti by taking in an orphaned child.

He says, "Brad and Angie, please adopt a child from Haiti!"

The couple is famous for adopting kids from around the globe - they're the proud parents of kids from Cambodia, Ethiopia and Vietnam.

See more photos of Angelina here!