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T.I. And Floyd Mayweather Jr. At The Center Of Huge Brawl

May 26th, 2014 10:36pm EDT
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T.I. and fighter Floyd Mayweather Jr. got into a heated scuffle Sunday morning when the rapper took a swing at Mayweather at the Fatburger restaurant in Las Vegas.

The two had words before T.I. threw his punch, and both stars' entourages stepped in to break things up, which is when an all-out brawl began, complete with chair throwing and one man ending up slashed across the midsection.

Police arrived shortly after the fight to see Mayweather leaving and learn that T.I. had already left. The injured man refused medical treatment and has also chose to keep his mouth closed about the fracas....
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56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions: Who Will Take One Home

January 25th, 2014 8:00am EST
56th Annual Grammy Award Predictions
Grammy predictions for Record of the year, Album of the year, Song of the Year, Best New Artist

The 56th Annual Grammy Awards Broadcast takes place on Sunday, January 26th. Previously, following the announcements of the nominations, I made predictions in regards to who I thought would walk out with statues. After sitting on it a while, it is time to make one last set of predictions before Sunday’s broadcast. Here goes nothing! Picks are in bold.

First things first, let’s look at the BIG FOUR predictions

1) Record of the Year

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From Apple To Zowie: The Craziest Celebrity Baby Names

October 21st, 2012 3:14pm EDT
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Uma Thurman and her French financier boyfriend Arpad Busson revealed the name of their newborn baby girl this week, and the tot's title is a mouthful.

Not content with the typical first/middle/last -- or in this case hyphenated last -- name, the little girl surely has a challenging future ahead of her when it comes to filling out any types of forms.

The couple named their three-month-old Rosalind Arusha Arkadina Altalune Florence Thurman-Busson. Where they got her nickname, "Luna," from is a mystery; but their rep says each name has a special reason and meaning.

But Uma and Arpad -- who ...
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T.I. Saved Creed Singer Scott Stapp's Life After Balcony Fall

October 5th, 2012 9:45pm EDT
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Creed frontman Scott Stapp has credited rapper T.I. with saving his life after falling from a hotel balcony while high on drugs and booze.

The "With Arms Wide Open" singer was left with a cracked skull, fractured hip, and a broken nose when he took a tumble from his balcony on the 16th floor of Miami, Florida's Delano Hotel in the middle of a drug binge in 2006.

In his new memoirs, "Sinner's Creed," the rocker recalls his brush with death, explaining he was attempting to escape from an imaginary intruder when he lost his grip on the railing and plummeted onto a concrete ledge below.

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T.I. Joins The Cast Of Kelsey Grammer's 'Boss'

September 5th, 2012 10:56am EDT
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Rapper T.I. has joined the cast of Kelsey Grammer's hit TV drama Boss.

The Whatever You Like hit-maker recently signed a deal to film a guest spot in an episode of cop series Hawaii Five-0, and now he is expanding his acting resume after landing a spot on the Emmy Award-winning show's upcoming season.

According to Vibe.com, the 31 year old will play Trey Rogers, a former gang leader aiming for a career in politics.

The rap star is no stranger to the small screen - the second season of his reality show with wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle, T.I. & Tiny: The Family Hustle, premiered on Monday.
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10 Celebrity Heroes

July 25th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
Christian Bale
Christian Bale didn't have to visit the victims of the Colorado movie massacre, but that's exactly what he did on Tuesday. He didn't hold a press conference or alert the media; he simply visited the hospital, chatted with fans, and allowed people to take pictures with him.

A spokesperson for Warner Brothers told the Denver Post that Bale was not there on behalf of the film studio, but "there as himself."

The actor offered his condolences to those affected by the shootings that occurred during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" last Friday. Twelve people died and dozens were i...
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2011 - The Year In Review, September

January 1st, 2012 5:00pm EST
2011 - The Year In Review
September was a month rapper T.I. would like to both remember and forget - he completed an 11-month prison sentence for a probation violation only to run into legal trouble again soon after his initial release for conducting illegal business deals on his way to a halfway house. It wasn't a great month for Madonna either - her movie take on the romance between Wallis Simpson and Edward VIII was savaged by critics at the Venice Film Festival, while her ex-husband Guy Ritchie became a dad again.

Celine Dion was left shaken up after an intruder was found running a bath at her Montreal, Canada ...
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T.I. To Celebrate New Year With Release Of Dr. Dre Mixtape

December 31st, 2011 7:00pm EST
TI
Rapper T.I. will ring in 2012 by releasing his new mixtape collaboration with reclusive hip-hop icon Dr. Dre.

The hitmaker, who spent much of 2011 behind bars on a probation violation, is planning to launch his latest release with a New Year's Eve party in his native Atlanta, Georgia.

He says, "For New Year's I'm gonna be waitin' on F**k Da City Up to drop. We got a party poppin' off down here in Atlanta... We gonna turn up and it's basically that. Between the party and the mixtape, that's all I got going. New year, new money. That's that."

And he insists the new release will be a huge d...
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The 37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2011

December 20th, 2011 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars of 2011
Let's hear it for the boys! It's that time of year again when we honor the "37 Hottest Male Stars." Our list includes the usual suspects (Johnny Depp, Brad Pitt and George Clooney), as well as a younger crew (Taylor Lautner and Zac Efron).

Robert Pattinson dominated the big screen with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and Ryan Gosling impressed critics with "Drive." We can't decide between who's the sexier magical creature on "True Blood" - Alexander Skarsgaard or Joe Manganiello.

Let's not forget the musicians: Adam Levine, Justin Bieber, Drake and other heartthrobs also make...
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T.I. Is Skeptical That Osama Bin Laden Is Dead

December 7th, 2011 8:35am EST
TI
Rapper T.I. has trouble believing that Al-Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden is dead because multiple stints in prison have turned him into a "conspiracy theorist."

The terrorist mastermind behind the 9/11 attacks in 2001 was shot and killed in Pakistan in May - but T.I., who was serving time for a probation violation when the news broke, is not sure what to believe because he's lost faith in the authorities.

He tells Vibe magazine, "Man, I'm a conspiracy theorist by nature. You can't experience the federal penal system and not be somewhat skeptical."

The hip-hop star completed his latest pris...
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T.I. 'Pleasantly Surprised' By Taylor Swift's Duet Request

December 6th, 2011 3:58pm EST
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Hip-hop star T.I. was "surprised and confused" to be asked to join Taylor Swift onstage when her tour hit his native Atlanta, Georgia - because he couldn't understand why "America's sweetheart" would want to be associated with a recently-freed convicted felon.

The Live Your Life hit-maker completed an 11-month prison sentence for a probation violation at the end of September and one of his first live performances post-jail was with Swift on October 2nd. T.I. admits he couldn't believe his ears when he received the call from Swift's manager.

He tells MTV News, "I was pleasantly surprised...
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T.I. Gives Out Thanksgiving Turkeys To Children In Need

November 23rd, 2011 10:30pm EST
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Rapper T.I. embraced the Thanksgiving holiday spirit on Tuesday and handed out 300 turkeys to the poor in his native Georgia.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker took part in a charity drive at The Carrie Steele-Pitts Home in Atlanta to benefit abused and neglected children as part of the American holiday, which falls on Thursday.

And T.I., who endured a troubled childhood himself, is grateful to have been of help and to have brought some joy to kids in need.

He tells TMZ.com, "It's an honour and a pleasure to be able to be there and serve those who need me most in the community."

T.I. isn't ...
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T.I. Still In Touch With Man He Saved From Suicide

October 26th, 2011 10:40pm EDT
T.I.
Newly-freed rapper T.I. is continuing to provide support to a man he saved from suicide last year, insisting the pair recently met and his new pal is "doing very well."

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker was able to successfully convince the troubled soul to step away from the ledge of a 22-story building in his native Atlanta, Georgia in October, 2010 after offering his help to police during a stand-off. The desperate man was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital for a mental evaluation before being released.

T.I. vowed to maintain the new friendship and the star made reconnecting with the ...
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T.I. Rejected Autobiography Idea Because He's 'Too Young'

October 18th, 2011 11:29pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper-turned-author T.I. turned down offers to pen a memoir because he's convinced he's "too young" to look back on his life at the age of 31.

The hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., is making his literary debut with fictional book "Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets," but he reveals his very first book could have been an autobiography.

He says, "I think I'm too young to have an autobiography at 30, 31 years old... And also I think people expected that. It's easier to write about yourself, but if you actually have characters and create an actual story that peop...
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T.I. Proclaims He's 'Clean And Sober'

October 18th, 2011 3:27pm EDT
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Rapper T.I. is confident he's broken the drug habit that landed him in prison last year, insisting he's now "clean and sober."

The Live Your Life hit-maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free from a halfway house last month after serving an 11-month sentence for a probation violation, stemming from an arrest for possession of ecstasy.

And he claims he has since kicked his penchant for "recreational" substances, which he first dabbled with when he was a teenager, growing up on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.

During an appearance on The View on Tuesday, he said, "I've accepted ...
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T.I. Writing Relationship Book With Wife

October 17th, 2011 8:05pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. and his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle have teamed up professionally to pen a new relationship self-help book.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., is making his literary debut this week with the release of "Power & Beauty: A Love Story of Life on the Streets" - about two childhood friends torn apart by shady dealings on the streets of Atlanta, Georgia.

T.I.'s already nearing completion on its sequel, with co-author David Ritz, and he's planning to write a third book too.

He tells XXLmag.com, "We’re right at the end of (Power & Beauty II) right now. We’re...
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T.I. Yells At Diddy For Getting Upset About Vodka At Party

October 4th, 2011 8:54am EDT
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Rapper T.I. was forced to chastise his pal Sean 'Diddy' Combs on Saturday for attempting to start a fight at a BET Awards afterparty in Atlanta, Georgia.

The newly-released hip-hop star, who completed an 11-month prison sentence last week, was celebrating his freedom at a party hosted by Diddy when the rap mogul and Ciroc vodka investor began taking aim at a group of partygoers at Compound nightclub for sipping on rival alcohol brand Grey Goose.

According to reports, Diddy shouted, "Put that s**t down. It's Ciroc boys in the building."

He is then accused of throwing his drink off the sta...
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T.I. Makes His Return At BET Hip-Hop Awards

October 2nd, 2011 5:00pm EDT
T.I.
Newly-freed rapper T.I. made his post-prison return to the stage at the BET Hip-Hop awards on Saturday night.

The hip-hop star was recently released from jail to a halfway house after serving a 10-month sentence for a probation violation, and was made a free man on Thursday.

T.I. made his return to the spotlight official by making a surprise appearance at the glitzy prizegiving in Atlanta, Georgia, taking to the stage with Young Jeezy, who opened the show.

The star then performed solo, while later in the ceremony, DMX, who was freed from prison in July, also made his return by performing...
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T.I. Is Back In The Studio

October 1st, 2011 11:00am EDT
TI
Rapper T.I. is wasting no time in returning to work following his release from a post-prison halfway house on Thursday - he spent the afternoon in a studio recording new tracks.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., has been in the Atlanta, Georgia unit for the past two weeks completing his 11-month sentence for a probation violation.

He became a free man on Thursday morning, and immediately headed to a recording studio to work on material.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "What up world?! It's ME, no fill-in, no substitution. Officially b...
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T.I. Released From Prison Again

September 15th, 2011 7:39pm EDT
T.I.
Troubled rapper T.I. has been transferred to a halfway house in Georgia, two weeks after his prison term initially came to an end.

The hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was given an early release from an Arkansas incarceration facility on August 31 after serving 10 months of an 11-month sentence for a probation violation, but he was placed back behind bars after lawmakers discovered he had illegally conducted business onboard a luxury bus on his way to the halfway house in his home state, where he was due to spend the final days of his punishment.

The officials accused T.I. of...
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T.I.'s Lawyer Refused Prison Appeal

September 13th, 2011 9:25pm EDT
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Troubled rapper T.I.'s lawyer has been denied the chance to appeal his client's additional prison time.

The hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was placed back behind bars earlier this month, just one day after he walked free from an Arkansas incarceration facility, having served 10 months of an 11-month sentence for a probation violation.

Authorities were unhappy with the fact that T.I. had allegedly been discussing business matters with his manager and two producers from TV network VH1 on his private bus journey to a halfway house in his native Georgia, where he was due to sp...
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T.I. In Trouble For Allegedly Conducting Business On Prison Bus Journey

September 8th, 2011 7:14pm EDT
T.I.
Embattled rapper T.I. was hauled back to prison last week after he was caught allegedly conducting banned business meetings onboard his bus to Georgia.

The hip-hop star, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free from an Arkansas incarceration facility last Wednesday after serving 10 months of an 11-month sentence for a probation violation.

He hired his own luxury bus to transport him to a halfway house in his native Georgia, where he was due to complete his punishment, but was taken into custody in Atlanta on Thursday amid claims he had failed to properly notify prison bosses about the ...
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T.I. Back In Prison After Dispute Over Luxury Coach

September 4th, 2011 11:23pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. will spend the next few weeks behind bars after falling foul of prison authorities over his method of transportation upon leaving an Arkansas incarceration facility last Wednesday.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free after serving 10 months of an 11-month sentence for a probation violation.

He was due to transfer to a halfway house in his native Georgia to complete his punishment, and had made arrangements to travel the 375 miles to the center in comfort, hiring his own luxury coach.

But the rapper was hauled back into custody on Thursda...
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T.I. Moves Into Georgia Halfway House

September 1st, 2011 9:46am EDT
TI
Rapper T.I. has entered a halfway house to complete the remainder of his prison sentence less than a day after his release.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free from an Arkansas correctional facility on Wednesday after serving 10-months of his 11-month sentence for violating probation last year.

Following his release, T.I. was transported to a halfway house in Georgia onboard a luxury coach.

The star will be busy when he completes his time in the facility - he has announced plans to share his post-prison life with fans in a new reality TV show on VH1...
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T.I. Inks Books Deal

August 31st, 2011 10:21pm EDT
T.I.
Embattled rapper T.I. has penned a fictional novel for teenagers.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free from an Arkansas correctional facility on Wednesday after serving 10-months of his 11-month sentence for violating probation last year.

The star is set to serve the remainder of his sentence at a Georgia halfway house - a residence dedicated to helping convicts begin their reintegration into society in a monitored setting.

T.I. recently announced his plans to share his post-prison life with fans in a new reality TV show on VH1 this December, and now...
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T.I. To Star In New Reality TV Show

August 31st, 2011 3:44pm EDT
T.I.
Newly-freed rapper T.I. is set to share his post-prison life with fans in an upcoming TV show.

The Live Your Life hit-maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., walked free from the Arkansas Forrest City Correctional Facility on Wednesday after serving 10 months behind bars for violating his probation last year, and now he'll will open up the doors of his home to U.S. network VH1 for an as-yet-untitled 10-episode reality show.

The program will follow the rapper/actor as he reunites with his wife and children and returns to the studio to record another album.

Jeff Olde, a VH1 network execu...
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T.I. Given Early Release From Prison

August 31st, 2011 11:53am EDT
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Rapper T.I. has been released from prison, according to a report.

The Live Your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was freed from his 10-month sentence on Wednesday, one month ahead of his scheduled release date, according to TMZ.com.

He was arrested for drug possession in September last year and was later sentenced to 10 months for violating his probation stemming from a federal gun conviction in 2009.

A spokesman for the Federal Bureau of Prisons tells the website the rapper was freed from jail in Arkansas on Wednesday and is "in transit" to the next stage of his sentence -...
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Eminem Crowned The King Of Hip-Hop

August 17th, 2011 11:27am EDT
Eminem
Eminem has beaten Jay-Z and Snoop Dogg to be crowned the world's most successful rapper.

The Stan hit-maker has been named as the king of hip-hop by Rolling Stone magazine, with editors tallying up album sales, social media hits and critical acclaim since 2009.

Eminem garnered 7.5 million record sales, 1.3 billion views on YouTube.com, and has five million Twitter followers - putting him way above his peers.

Lollipop hit-maker Lil Wayne came second in the countdown, followed by relative newcomer Drake at three, Kanye West at number four and legendary 99 Problems superstar Jay-Z in fift...
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T.I. 'Thankful' For Lessons Learned During Prison Sentence

August 16th, 2011 11:30pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. has reached out to fans from his prison cell to express his gratitude for the "knowledge, growth and understanding" he has received during his latest stint behind bars.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., is nearing the end of his 10-month sentence for violating his probation and is due to walk free from Arkansas Forrest City Correctional Facility next month.

In his last message to devotees before his prison release, T.I. admits he has learned and matured a lot in recent months and, for that, he's grateful.

The post on his website reads: "What up wo...
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B.o.B. Is New Face Of Akoo

July 29th, 2011 7:38pm EDT
B.o.B.
Rapper B.o.B. can add fashion model to his resume - he's been unveiled as the new face of T.I.'s label, Akoo Clothing.

The Nothin' On You hit-maker, who is signed to hip-hop star T.I.'s Grand Hustle Records, has been named a brand ambassador for the stylish men's range and will feature in Akoo's promo campaign this autumn.

The 22 year old says, "I'm looking forward to working with Tip (T.I.) and Akoo Clothing on more projects this year. We want to continue to add new-ness to American music as well as push the envelop in the contemporary men's fashion landscape."
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