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T.I. Ordered To Report To Court

October 4th, 2010 5:15pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. will argue his case to remain a free man on October 15th when he's been summoned to court in Atlanta, Georgia, following his drug arrest last month.

The Live Your Life hit-maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was taken into custody with his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle after a West Hollywood police officer reportedly detected marijuana smoke emanating from their car during a traffic stop.

They were booked for felony possession of a controlled substance and bailed, but the run-in with the law could cost T.I. his freedom - he is currently on probation after completing a prison ...
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Judge Summons T.I.

September 17th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
TI
Rapper T.I. will have to explain why he should remain a free man following his arrest earlier this month - he has been summoned to attend court in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 29-year-old rapper and his wife, former Xscape singer Tameka Cottle, were taken into custody in West Hollywood after a sheriff's deputy allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop. They were booked for felony possession of a controlled substance and bailed.

On Thursday a federal judge signed a summons for the hip-hop star - real name Clifford Harris Jr. - to appear in court to argue why...
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DMX Calls Plies One Of The Worst Rappers

September 8th, 2010 8:37am EDT
DMX
DMX has sparked a new rap feud after firing off at Plies in a new radio interview.

The gruff-voiced "Who We Be" hitmaker, real name Earl Simmons, took aim at the Florida hip-hop star during a chat with St. Louis radio station Hot 104.1, calling him "one of the worst" rappers.

He was particularly fired up about Plies' "Bruh Bruh" hit, stating, "We, as artists, are teachers. And if you teaching people to spell like that and talk like that...then you're dumber than the people you're supposed to be teaching."

Asked who he admired in modern hip-hop, DMX singled out fellow former convict T.I. ...
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T.I.'s Wife: 'I Don't Even No Wat Meth Look Like'

September 7th, 2010 8:24am EDT
TI
T.I.'s new wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle has blasted reports suggesting the hip-hop couple was caught with methamphetamines last week, insisting she has no idea what the drug looks like.

Former Xscape singer Cottle was taken into custody with the rapper on Wednesday after a traffic cop in West Hollywood allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a routine stop and searched the vehicle.

They were booked on suspicion of drug possession and each released on $10,000 bail.

Reports have since suggested the stars were caught with ecstasy and methamphetamines, but Cottle has h...
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50 Cent Tells T.I.'s Wife To Take The Blame

September 4th, 2010 10:30am EDT
50 Cent
50 Cent has handed some legal advice to his fellow rapper T.I. following his drug possession arrest - calling on his wife to take the blame.

T.I., real name Clifford Harris, Jr., and his wife, former Xscape singer Tameka Cottle, were taken into custody in West Hollywood on Wednesday after a sheriff's deputy allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop. They were released in the early hours of Thursday after posting $10,000 bail each.

The arrest could land Harris back in jail - he was only freed from prison in December after spending six months behind...
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Ne-Yo Laments T.I.'s 'Poor Decision-Making'

September 3rd, 2010 7:00pm EDT
Ne-Yo
R&B singer Ne-Yo has urged T.I. to ditch his entourage and clean up his act following the rapper's latest arrest for alleged drug possession.

The Whatever You Like hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., and his wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle were taken into custody on Wednesday after a traffic cop in West Hollywood reportedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a routine stop.

The newly-married couple was booked on suspicion of possessing methamphetamines and released on $10,000 bail.

The legal trouble comes just eight months after T.I. was released from prison for ille...
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T.I. 'Ordered To Atlanta' After Drug Possession Arrest

September 3rd, 2010 2:30pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. has been summoned back to Atlanta, Georgia by his probation officer following his Wednesday arrest on suspicion of drug possession, according to reports.

The 29-year-old rapper and his wife, former Xscape singer Tameka Cottle, were taken into custody in West Hollywood after a sheriff's deputy allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop. They were released in the early hours of Thursday after posting $10,000 bail each.

Officials are "in the process" of investigating the case as T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., is still on prob...
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This Week's Shining Star & Falling Stars: Michael Douglas, Paris Hilton And T.I.

September 3rd, 2010 11:00am EDT
Michael Douglas
Shining Star – Michael Douglas: The Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps star is one tough son of a gun.

The legendary actor revealed on Tuesday night’s Late Show with David Letterman that he has stage IV cancer. But Douglas is battling the disease just like Gordon Gekko would knock down a hostile takeover.

In a cover story for People magazine, the 65-year-old Oscar winner said, “It’s a fight,”

And despite undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatments for the tumor in his throat, the star of such classic films as Basic Instinct and The American President plans on participating in next we...
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Minister Thinks T.I. May Have Been Arrested Because He's Black

September 3rd, 2010 8:32am EDT
TI
The minister who married T.I. and Tameka Cottle last month has spoken out in the wake of their drug arrest, suggesting it may have been racially motivated.

The couple has been released on bail after Los Angeles cops pulled over their car on Sunset Boulevard on Wednesday night and arrested them on suspicion of possession of drugs.

The arresting officers allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from the luxury vehicle.

The arrest comes just months after T.I. completed a six month sentence for weapons possession.

Former United Nations Ambassador Andrew Young has worked with T.I. since the r...
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T.I. And Wife Released From Jail

September 2nd, 2010 5:00pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. and his wife have been released from jail following their Wednesday arrest on suspicion of drug possession.

The 29-year-old rapper and his wife, former Xscape singer Tameka Cottle, were taken into custody in West Hollywood after a sheriff's deputy allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from their vehicle during a traffic stop. Deputy Luis Castro tells the Associated Press the pair was released at approximately 4am local time on Thursday after posting $10,000 bail each.

The sheriff's department had not released details surrounding which specific drug the possession charge c...
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T.I. And Wife Arrested For Drug Possession

September 2nd, 2010 8:34am EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. and his wife were arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday night on suspicion of possessing marijuana.

The pair's car was pulled over by cops in West Hollywood and officers became suspicious when they allegedly smelled cannabis smoke coming from the vehicle. T.I. - real name Clifford Harris, Jr. - and his wife Tameka Cottle were booked at a nearby sheriff's station and bail was set at $10,000, according to Los Angeles deputy sheriff Mark Pope. It was not known if the couple had posted bail as WENN went to press.

The hip-hop star was released from jail in December following a six...
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T.I. Would 'Rather Be Acting Full Time At 40 Than Rapping'

August 28th, 2010 10:22am EDT
TI
Rapper T.I. is deadly serious about becoming a movie star because he wants to be more famous as a Hollywood player than a hip-hop hitmaker.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker admits he's yet to make money as an actor after earning small salaries for roles in films like "ATL," "American Gangster" and new movie "Takers" - but he's determined to become a big star following his 2009 incarceration on illegal weapons possession charges and is taking meetings with top executives in an effort to to land big roles.

He tells the Los Angeles Times, "I ain't made no money in movies yet, because of the fac...
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Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Takers,' 'The Last Exorcism,' & More

August 23rd, 2010 8:56am EDT
Takers
I took a breather from the theaters last week to catch some movies on DVD that I had not seen yet. I was quite impressed with last year’s indie drama “Uncertainty” starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt. The film focuses on a couple (Levitt and Lynn Collins) that is unsure how to spend their 4th of July. They flip a coin to determine their fate, and after the coin hits the ground, they run in opposite directions into separate stories.

Both tales include the couple attempting to reach a critical decision while grappling with the potential repercussions of this choice. In the first storyline, Bo...
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Will Smith Named Top Rapping Actor

August 19th, 2010 8:28am EDT
Will Smith
Will Smith has hammered the competition in a poll to find the best rapper-turned-actor.

The I Am Legend star, who enjoyed rap success with hits like Summertime and movie themes Wild Wild West and Men in Black, landed 58 per cent of the vote in the MovieTickets.com survey.

Mark Wahlberg came in second with 23 per cent and T.I. edged out Ludacris and Mos Def to land in third spot with seven per cent.

Crash star Ludacris and The Italian Job's Mos Def both garnered six per cent.

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T.I. Wants An Oscar By 40

August 11th, 2010 8:53am EDT
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Rapper T.I. is shifting his focus from the music industry to Hollywood - because he wants to be an Academy Award winner within the next 10 years.

The hip-hop star has landed small roles in films such as Ridley Scott's American Gangster, and takes on a more significant part in the new crime thriller Takers.

However, T.I. admits he is building up his acting portfolio - because he doesn't want to be rapping into his late 30's like Jay-Z or Eminem. And he's intent on claiming gold at Tinseltown's most revered ceremony in the next decade.

The 29 year old tells Complex magazine, "I want to ...
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T.I. Feels 'Uncomfortable' Without A Gun

August 10th, 2010 3:30pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. prefers to spend his time off with his family instead of in the clubs - because he doesn't feel safe without a gun.

The Live Your Life hit-maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., recently completed a stint behind bars for illegal weapons possession after he was caught buying an arsenal of firearms from an undercover U.S. federal agent in 2007.

The hip-hop star claimed he acquired the guns because he feared assassination after his assistant and close friend, Philant Johnson, was gunned down in May 2006. As a convicted felon, T.I. is banned from owning a firearm - so he chooses...
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T.I. In Trouble Over Atlanta Nightclub

August 9th, 2010 10:59pm EDT
T.I.
Rap mogul T.I. is facing losing the liquor license for his Atlanta, Georgia nightclub after city officials raised concerns about incidents of violence and disorderly conduct at the venue.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., owns Club Crucial in his native Bankhead and it is regularly named as one of Atlanta's most popular hotspots.

But the hip-hop star, whose family friend Patricia Reid runs the establishment, has found himself in trouble with local authorities following six altercations involving drunk patrons.

Atlanta officials wanted to have the venue's lice...
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Chris Brown Did '96 Percent' Of His Stunts In 'Takers'

August 3rd, 2010 4:00pm EDT
Chris Brown
Singer-turned-actor Chris Brown wants to prove he can do more than sing and dance - the star performed "96 per cent" of his stunts in forthcoming bank heist movie Takers.

Brown plays Jesse Attica in the movie, the youngest member in a gang of thieves which also includes Idris Elba and rapper/actor T.I.

In a show-stealing action sequence, the Run It! hitmaker is chased through the streets of Los Angeles by Matt Dillon's character, Detective Jack Welles, and partner Eddie Hatcher, played by Jay Hernandez. And the 21 year old is eager to show himself as an action star - after convincing p...
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Lady Gaga Fears Losing Her Ju Ju Through Her Va Jay Jay

August 2nd, 2010 10:11am EDT
Lady Gaga
Lady Gaga reveals her irrational fears about her love life.

She explained, "I have this weird thing that if I sleep with someone, they're going to take my creativity from me through my vagina."

Meanwhile, Rihanna is desperate to collaborate with the pop star. She's convinced their similar musical styles and mutual love of fashion would produce a "hot and sexy" video.

T.I. also wants to work with and "Lick It" with Gaga. He said, "I think it's an odd enough combination, but I think that both of us are able to diversify. I have a lot of respect for her individuality, the daring to be diff...
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T.I. Has A Second, Star-Studded Wedding

August 2nd, 2010 8:20am EDT
TI
Rap superstar T.I. celebrated his nuptials with new wife Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle with a second wedding off the coast of Miami, Florida on Saturday, a day after exchanging vows in a courthouse ceremony.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., made his nine-year relationship with Cottle official on Friday with a low-key event at a Miami Beach court.

But the formal procedure was just the start of an elaborate three-day wedding celebration - the couple married again in a more traditional ceremony on Star Island on Saturday, in front of a star-studded crowd with guests incl...
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James Van Der Beek Ties The Knot

August 2nd, 2010 8:07am EDT
James Van Der Beek
Actor James Van Der Beek has wed his model girlfriend in a secret ceremony, just a year after they first met.

The former Dawson's Creek star, 33, exchanged vows with Kimberly Brook, who is pregnant with the couple's first child, on Sunday. In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, he writes, "Best day of my life so far... The woman I love did me the honor of became (sic) my wife today... I look forward to earning her for the rest of my life."

The newlyweds are expecting their baby in the autumn. Van Der Beek was previously husband to actress Heather Ann McComb. He started dating Broo...
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T.I. Weds

July 30th, 2010 8:31pm EDT
T.I.
Rap superstar T.I. has wed his longtime girlfriend Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle after exchanging vows in a courthouse in Miami, Florida on Friday.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., has been dating former Xscape singer Cottle since 2001 and the couple has two sons together.

They were rumored to be tying the knot in Hawaii last weekend but the claims proved to be false.

Instead, the stars became man and wife in a low-key event at a Miami Beach courthouse, reports TMZ.com.

The marriage licence, obtained by the website, shows the happy couple's ceremony was conducted by...
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T.I. To Wed This Weekend?

July 23rd, 2010 10:30am EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. is to wed his long term girlfriend Tameka 'Tiny' Cottle this weekend in Hawaii, according to reports.

The Live Your Life hitmaker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., has been dating former Xscape singer Cottle since 2001 and the couple has two sons together.

T.I., who recently completed a prison term for illegal weapons possession, has previously revealed he plans to exchange vows this year.

And the date looks to be set - the hip-hop star and Cottle travelled to Hawaii earlier this month and have reportedly flown their close family and friends in for the impending nuptials, r...
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T.I. Wants To 'Lick It!' With Lady Gaga

July 23rd, 2010 8:40am EDT
TI
Rapper T.I. is looking to complete his return to the mainstream following his recent incarceration by teaming up with Lady Gaga on record.

The "Live Your Life" hitmaker, who has hit the top of the charts with Rihanna, Usher and Justin Timberlake collaborations, now has plans to "Lick It!" with the Poker Face hitmaker.

He tells In Touch magazine, "I'm still trying to make that manifest. I think it's an odd enough combination, but I think that both of us are able to diversify. I have a lot of respect for her individuality, the daring to be different. And of course, everyone loves 'Poker Fac...
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T.I. To Host Philadelphia Peace Weekend

July 22nd, 2010 10:30am EDT
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Rapper T.I. is hosting a two-day party in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania this weekend to promote peace in the city.

The hip-hop star is co-hosting the Charlie Mack Party 4 Peace Celebrity Weekend; along with Will Smith's business associate Charlie Mack, to rally against the violence and serious crime plaguing Philadelphia.

Other celebrities, including actors Terry Crews and Kevin Hart, will also lead a line of stars who will travel around the city this weekend to raise funds for anti-violence campaigners Mothers in Charge.

Mack tells AllHipHop.com, "As a native Philadelphian, I wanted to ...
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Chris Brown Pays Tribute To Michael Jackson & Cries At BET Awards; See Full List Of Winners, Video & Photos!

June 28th, 2010 8:40am EDT
Black Eyed Peas
R&B star Chris Brown stole the limelight at the 2010 BET Awards on Sunday night when he performed a showstopping dance tribute to the late Michael Jackson.

The "Kiss Kiss" hitmaker was introduced to the stage by Jermaine Jackson to mark the first anniversary of the King of Pop's death.

The young singer showed off his fancy footwork to "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Smooth Criminal" and "Billie Jean" but struggled to complete his tribute segment as tears streamed down his face while trying to sing Jackson classic "Man in the Mirror."

His surprise addition to the show's line-up came a year a...
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T.I. & Lil Wayne Collaborate On New Single

June 1st, 2010 9:20am EDT
TI
Jailbirds T.I. and Lil Wayne have teamed up for a new mixtape.

T.I. has revealed he recorded tracks upon his release from jail in December and before Lil Wayne was incarcerated for illegal weapons possession in March.

The two hip-hop heavyweights teamed up to record "Yeah" for new sampler "F**k a Mixtape," which has hit the streets ahead of T.I.'s comeback album "King Uncaged."

The mixtape also features guest spots from Jamie Foxx and Lil Duval.

And T.I. tells Rolling Stone magazine his new album will be even more star-studded with guests including Lady Gaga, Eminem and Kid Rock.

He sa...
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T.I. Thanks Eminem For His Support

May 26th, 2010 4:30pm EDT
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Rapper T.I. will always be grateful to Eminem for standing by him when he was sent to prison - calling the hip-hop star's support "incredibly helpful" and "noble".

The stars first met back in 2007 when the Stan hit-maker recorded a verse for T.I.'s track Touchdown, which featured on his fifth album T.I. vs. T.I.P. T.I. reveals the pair stayed in touch following the collaboration, and Eminem doled out "reassuring advice" after he was jailed in 2009 on weapons possession charges, and continued to write to him while he was behind bars.

T.I., who was freed earlier this year, tells MTV.com, ...
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T.I. Blames Conviction On Depression

May 14th, 2010 11:30am EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. is convinced a bout of depression led to his conviction on weapons possession charges - insisting he never recovered from seeing his friend killed in a gun battle in 2006.

The hip-hop star was jailed last year after pleading guilty to the illegal possession of three machine guns and two silencers following his 2007 arrest. He has long claimed he acquired the guns because he feared assassination after his assistant Philant Johnson was gunned down in May 2006.

And the Whatever You Like hit-maker - real name Clifford Harris Jr. - who was freed from jail this year, now admits th...
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T.I. To Remain Under Curfew After Release

March 26th, 2010 12:00pm EDT
T.I.
Rapper T.I. will have to adhere to a strict curfew when he is finally allowed home on Friday, after a post-prison stint in a halfway house.

The Live Your Life hit-maker, real name Clifford Harris, Jr., was jailed last year on charges of weapons possession stemming from a 2007 arrest. He was transferred from a prison in Arkansas to a halfway house near his home in Atlanta, Georgia in December, after serving seven months behind bars.

The hip-hop star will be sent home on Friday, but has to spend 23 days on supervised release and will have to adhere to an 11pm curfew every night - unless h...
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