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These Stars Lost Tons Of Weight -- But Not The Old-Fashioned Way

6/30/2015 2:19pm EDT
20 Celebrities Who've Had Weight Loss Surgery
Rosie O'Donnell had vertical gastric sleeve surgery in 2013. Surgeons remove a large portion of the stomach, leaving a banana-shaped "sleeve" that connects the esophagus to the small intestines.

She told People magazine in September 2014: "In my opinion, [this surgery is] something that needs a little more attention for people who have suffered with morbid obesity their whole lives. This has really, really helped [me]."

The former "View" host acknowledged that the surgery didn't solve everything very quickly. "Everyone has to approach it in a way that feels right with them, [but] once ...

Swimmer Ryan Lochte's Diamond-Encrusted Grill Was Made By Rapper Paul Wall

8/1/2012 9:15am EDT
Ryan Lochte
Rapper Paul Wall designed the patriotic diamond and ruby mouthpiece swimmer Ryan Lochte wore as he stepped up to collect his gold medal at the London 2012 Games on Saturday.

Lochte won a gold medal in the men's 400-meter individual medley final, and he celebrated by showing off a custom-made grill, decorated in the stars and stripes of the U.S. flag.

Wall and his business partner Johnny Dang are proud their jewelry is popular with the Olympian.

The rapper told, "For him to represent us and our culture, the grill culture, it's just shining a light on hip-hop in the Olympics. Ev...

CD Review: Brokencyde - 'Guilty Pleasure'

11/8/2011 6:20pm EST
Returning to the well for another cash-grab via some sloppy crunkcore, or s**tcore, Brokencyde is back with Guilty Pleasure, much to the chagrin of people with ears everywhere. Mixing screamo vocals with hip-hop beats isn’t anything new, and yes, while a group like Breathe Carolina should come to mind here, it would be going too far to even call Brokencyde a poor man’s Breathe Carolina.

Listen, if you’re looking for anything of substance on Brokencyde’s latest, Guilty Pleasure, you’re definitely looking in the wrong place. If Guilty Pleasure is anything, anything good at least, it’s semi...

Paul Wall And Baby Bash Arrested For Marijuana Possession

9/12/2011 8:12am EDT
Paul Wall
Rapper pals Paul Wall and Baby Bash were arrested in Texas on Saturday night for marijuana possession.

The pair - real names Paul Michael Slayton and Ronald Ray Bryant - was taken into custody in El Paso and charged with possession of less than two ounces of the drug following a concert at Buchanan's Event Center. They were released 12 hours later after paying a $300 bond each.

Wall boasted about the bust on, uploading a photo of the pair handcuffed in the back of a police vehicle. He writes, "Fresh out the El Paso County jail wit(h) BabyBash... in the same tank they held W...

Flavor Flav & MC Hammer To Join Charlie Sheen At Insane Clown Posse Festival

7/7/2011 8:49am EDT
Flavor Flav
Flavor Flav, Ice Cube, MC Hammer, Bobby Brown and Lil Jon will join Charlie Sheen at the Insane Clown Posse's four-day rap and wrestling festival in Illinois next month.

Sheen announced he'd be among the presenters in an excited tweet on Wednesday, and now the full line-up has been announced.

Sheen and Flav will co-host the music and wresting event, dubbed the Gathering Of The Juggalos, while rappers Ice Cube, Lil Jon, Paul Wall and MC Hammer will join Bobby Brown on the bill.

The 12th annual Gathering of the Juggalos will take place at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois from 11-14 August.

Xzibit, ...

Paul Wall Accused Of Hitting Fan With Microphone

9/28/2010 10:00am EDT
Paul Wall
Rapper Paul Wall has been accused of beating a fan with a microphone during a concert in Texas on Sunday night.

The hip-hop star was performing with fellow rapper Slim Thug at the Low Low Car Show in San Antonio, Texas. A video, obtained by and recorded at the event, appears to show a man in the front row waving his middle finger at the star, who leans down to exchange words with the concert-goer before allegedly hitting him with a microphone.

The footage appears to show Wall - real name Paul Slayton - being dragged to the back of the stage by security guards.

The fan was sub...

Surgery Saved The Life Of Morbidly Obese Paul Wall

6/23/2010 8:35am EDT
Paul Wall
Rapper Paul Wall has lost 100 pounds after undergoing surgery for a quick fix to his "morbid" obesity.

The star reveals his unhealthy lifestyle caused him to pack on the pounds after rising to fame in 2005, and by the end of 2009, he tipped the scales at 320 pounds.

He attempted to turn his life around and embarked on a new diet and exercise regime, but Wall struggled to see any results - so he decided to go under the knife and get gastric sleeve surgery, which shrinks the size of the stomach.

He tells, "I tried doing it the legit way. I stopped taking pills...all that, ...

Celebrities With Big, Toothy Grins

8/28/2009 3:00pm EDT
Angelina Jolie
These celebrities have big chompers, and we love them all the more for it. Their toothy grins are part of what made them some of the brightest stars in Hollywood. See the slideshow after the jump...

Teeth are a big deal in Hollywood. Mischa Barton recently said a wisdom tooth surgery led to her being hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center under an involuntary psychiatric hold. Huh? Hilary Duff reportedly had veneers put in her mouth, which were too big, and then had them fixed to make them smaller.

Some stars are known for their unsightly mouths (Amy Winehouse, anyone?) , while ...

T.I.'s 'Paper Trail' Drops In Stores And Online Sept. 9

7/25/2008 8:49am EDT
Grand Hustle/Atlantic recording artist T.I. has unveiled further details of his much-anticipated new album, Paper Trail. The multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar will release the follow-up to 2007's RIAA platinum-certified T.I. vs T.I.P. on September 9th.

"I just want everyone to know that it's coming out and that I'm going to answer a lot of questions in the music," the ATL-based rapper says of Paper Trail. "It's intense and insightful; it's gonna shake up the game and it's me at my best."

Paper Trail has been heralded by the street track, "No Matter What," on which T.I. dir...

Sean 'The Pen' Garrett teams up with Plies and Akon on 'Come On In'

7/9/2008 7:30pm EDT
Sean Garrett
Sean Garrett wants more! Your favorite artist's favorite songwriter-producer--behind #1 hits such as Beyoncé's "Check On It," Fergie's "London Bridge," Nelly's "Grillz," Chris Brown's "Run It!," Ciara's "Goodies," and Usher's "Yeah!"--takes center stage with his debut album, Turbo 919 (Bet I Penned It/Interscope Records).

"I love when people hear a hit and know I wrote and produced it but I love being on stage too," says Garrett. "Performing my songs, what's in my heart, that's been my dream since I was a kid. Creating that excitement in people with music is a remarkable high, and noth...

DJ Envy & Red Cafe To Release 'The Co-Op' September 25

9/23/2007 10:00am EDT
DJ Envy
(New York, NY) – KOCH Records is pleased to announce the release of a new collaboration album, The Co-Op, by acclaimed mix tape guru/HOT 97/Sirius Radio personality, DJ Envy and esteemed lyricist Red Café. The album will be released on September 25th, 2007 and features guest appearances from some of the biggest names in hip-hop including Fabolous, Fat Joe, Styles P and Sheek Louch, , Paul Wall, Nina Sky and many more.

The 1st single pair of singles off the new album will be "Dolla Bill" which features Fabolous and JD and "Things You Do" featuring Nina Sky.

DJ Envy is a two time J...

Check Out Papoose's Latest, "Bang It Out," Featuring Snoop

7/30/2007 7:00pm EDT
Born and raised in the notorious Bedford Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, Papoose took his first jabs at being a rapper at the young age of 11. Given the name by his grandmother meaning "Indian baby", whom he resembled as a child, Papoose is the true definition of a real MC. Inspired by rap legends Rakim, Kool-G-Rap and Big Daddy Kane, he has been well respected in the underground street circuit for a long period of time now. Papoose has survived the trappings and politics of the rap industry, which uses gimmicks as well as fake street and jail images to sell records and destroy the essenc...

Taking Back Sunday To Headline Live Tour Dates For Boost Mobile Rockcorps

6/7/2007 5:12pm EDT
Taking Back Sunday
Taking Back Sunday announced today that the band will perform a string of headlining dates for Boost Mobile RockCorps (BMRC), a national youth volunteerism movement that harnesses the power of music to motivate young people to get involved in their communities. The upcoming concerts, which are free to anyone volunteering four hours of community service to season wrap concert at Radio City Music Hall.

"Communities are like gardens," notes lead singer Adam Lazzara when asked why they chose to get involved with BMRC. "Without upkeep and care, without maintenance, it is impossible for the...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 30

3/30/2007 3:00am EDT
Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday to singer Anna Nalick (1984), rapper Paul Wall (1980), jazz singer Norah Jones (1979), Canadian singer Celine Dion (1968), "90210" actor Ian Ziering (1964), American singer Tracy Chapman (1964), rapper MC Hammer (1962), "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser (1957), "Harry Potter" actor Robbie Coltrane (1950), new wave singer Lene Lovich (1949), Cream guitarist Eric Clapton (1945), Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (1940), "Bugsy" actor Warren Beatty (1937), "Addams Family" actor John Astin (1930), Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853; d. 1890), and Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1...

Baby Boy da Prince Supports His Home Team With Remix Of Hit Song From Upcoming Album

2/20/2007 10:00pm EST
Baby Boy da Prince
After enduring the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, the New Orleans Saints rebounded by having the best season in the 40 year history of the franchise. In a show of support to his city and his home team, New Orleans native and Universal recording artist, Baby Boy da Prince has recorded a "Saints remix" of his hit single The Way I Live.

The Way I Live - Saints Remix:

Windows Media | Real Audio

Out of the West Bank of New Orleans comes the Prince of The City…Baby Boy da Prince. His career began at the age of 16 opening up for No Limit Records artist Choppa. Baby Boy created a name f...

Jamie Kennedy & Paul Wall To Perform for Troops on USO/AFE Tour to the Persian Gulf

2/13/2007 11:01am EST
Jamie Kennedy
Sometimes actor, sometimes rapper and always funny Jamie Kennedy will soon embark on his first USO/Armed Forces Entertainment tour to the Persian Gulf region to perform for service members. Kennedy will be joined by rapper Paul Wall, comedian Bill Dawes, Stu Stone, DJ Joey Nicks and breakdancer Casper on "Jamie Kennedy's Hip-Hop Comedy Tour."

Currently preparing to begin promoting his latest film, Kickin' It Old Skool, Kennedy is known for his role as Randy Meeks in Wes Craven's Scream and Scream 2, and the hit television show The Jamie Kennedy Experiment. Last spring, Kennedy produced...
READ MORE's Music To Look For In 2007

1/4/2007 2:21pm EST
50 Cent
Once again, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming year in entertainment. A long list of distinguished music acts will be releasing albums this year, with some great releases just weeks away. It looks to be quite an interesting selection, no matter your tastes in music. Here’s some of the music you need to look for in 2007:

50 Cent prepares his third full release, after an unsuccessful dip into the pools of the video game and movie industries.

Jennifer Lopez will have an all-Spanish album for her sixth release.

Rap/R&B group Pretty Ricky tries out their sophomore album.


Ali & Gipp's "Kinfolk" Drops Dec. 12

11/20/2006 12:00pm EST
Ali & Gipp
Whether it's the best of both worlds or the best of both hoods, it seems like every month or so two artists from different parts of the hip-hop world are promising their fans they're going to do a whole collaborative album together. Few of them ever happen.

But neither Ali (the founding member of the St. Lunatics, the platinum selling group that put St. Louis on the map) or Gipp (who's best known as a founding member of the Dungeon Family and a member of the much imitated, never duplicated Southern hip-hop group Goodie MOB) are the type to make false promises. "Gipp and I clicked insta...

Fat Joe's "Me, Myself & I" In Stores Nov. 14; Watch "Make It Rain"

10/22/2006 9:00am EDT
Fat Joe
A little more than 13 years after releasing his debut LP, Represent, hip-hop legend Fat Joe is definitely certified as one of the last of a dying breed. While many of his pioneering peers from that golden era haven't since gracefully bowed out of the game, Joe has constantly found ways to evolve over the years as not only one of the premier MCs in rap, but as an astute businessman with an ear for finding and cultivating talent such as fellow legend Big Pun, female fire starter Remy Ma and R&B crooner Tony Sunshine. Joe's business savvy has surpassed working only in music as he has also secu...

Brooke Hogan's Debut Album, "Undiscovered," Hits Stores Oct. 24

10/8/2006 11:00am EDT
Brooke Hogan
Brooke Hogan may be the daughter of world-famous wrestler Hulk Hogan, but she has already pinned down her own celebrity status as a star of VH1's top-rated reality family adventure, "Hogan Knows Best," now in its second season.

On June 12, the 18-year-old will take her boldest step toward individuality yet with the release of single "About Us," featuring rapper Paul Wall. The punchy, rhythmic-flavored track is a testament to living in the spotlight and braving false media rumors. It was produced by Scott Storch, who has helmed projects for Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Christina Aguilera...

"Jamie Kennedy Blowin' Up" in stores July 11

6/20/2006 11:00pm EDT
Jamie Kennedy
More details are leaking out about Jamie Kennedy's much talked about hip hop debut "Blowin' Up" which hits stores on July 11 and includes the 18 tracks that are featured on "Jamie Kennedy's Blowin' Up" on MTV Tuesdays at 10:30 PM.

Listen To:

"Circle Circle Dot Dot"

"Rollin W/ Saget"

Jamie Kennedy: "Blowin' Up" Track Listing:

1. Circle Circle Dot Dot

2. A Message From Bob

3. Rollin' W/ Saget

4. 1984

5. Rush The Club feat. Kardinal Offishall

6. Crooked Stick

7. Flirt

8. I Don't Want Beef (skit)

9. Knuckle Up

10. Car Rear

11. Mattress Mack feat. Paul...

Celebrity Birthdays, March 30

3/30/2006 3:00am EST
Eric Clapton
Happy Birthday to singer Anna Nalick (1984), rapper Paul Wall (1980), jazz singer Norah Jones (1979), Canadian singer Celine Dion (1968), "90210" actor Ian Ziering (1964), American singer Tracy Chapman (1964), rapper MC Hammer (1962), "Mad About You" star Paul Reiser (1957), "Harry Potter" actor Robbie Coltrane (1950), new wave singer Lene Lovich (1949), Cream guitarist Eric Clapton (1945), Brazilian singer Astrud Gilberto (1940), "Bugsy" actor Warren Beatty (1937), "Addams Family" actor John Astin (1930), Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh (1853; d. 1890), and Spanish painter Francisco Goya (1...

Nelly & Paul Wall Have #1 Single With 'Grillz'

1/20/2006 12:41pm EST
Nelly can add yet another milestone to his phenomenal career stats, as he becomes one of music's most consistent, multi-format #1 hit-slingers. The St. Louis-based rap icon lands his fourth #1 single on Billboard's "Hot 100 Singles" chart with his smash hit "Grillz," featuring Paul Wall and Ali & Gipp. His previous "Hot 100" #1 hits include "Hot In Herre" and "Dilemma" in 2002, and 2003's "Shake Ya Tailfeather."

"Grillz," a catchy song that showcases the growingly popular street trend of putting removable custom-fitted jewelry (mostly diamonds and platinum) on the teeth, was initially ...

Spend A Day With Chamillionaire

11/17/2005 8:13pm EST
Music Fans from around the world have been bidding on an EBay auction to spend a full day with Houston rapper Chamillionaire. Through EBay and the Universal Music Store, the auction went up on Friday, November 11th, and has received bids from as far away as the UK to as near as Arkansas. The highest bidder and a guest will attend 2 autograph signing sessions with Chamillionaire, as well as have lunch and attend Chamillionaire's "The Sound Of Revenge" album release party as VIP's on Tuesday, November 22nd in Houston. The auction closes on Friday, November 18th. As of 6:00 p.m. today, the ...

New CDs This Week (Nov. 8)

11/8/2005 4:42pm EST
Beastie Boys
A number of notable new releases this week including new albums from Kenny Chesney, Neil Diamond, Cyndi Lauper, Floetry, Kate Bush and Young Buck; greatest hits collections from the Beastie Boys, Lenny Kravitz, Eurythmics and Limp Bizkit; live albums from Jeremy Camp, The Mars Volta, Tanya Tucker and Sepultura; and a whole bunch of other stuff. There's lots out this week, so check out this list of noteworthy releases for Tuesday, November 8th (many with reviews)...

AZ - A.W.O.L.

Beastie Boys - Solid Gold Hits

Bob Marley and the Wailers - Africa Unite: The Singles Collection


Daddy Yankee To Re-Release Barrio Fino

11/7/2005 4:00pm EST
Daddy Yankee
After selling 2 million copies of his critically-acclaimed Barrio Fino album and spearheading the emergence of the Reggaeton movement to the international music scene, arena headliner Daddy Yankee is ready to give audiences a taste of his onstage prowess and an intimate look at the inner workings of this musical juggernaut.

On December 13, Daddy Yankee's El Cartel Records and Interscope Records will release Barrio Fino En Directo, a CD/DVD packed with exciting new collaborations, behind-the-scenes footage, exclusive interviews and live performances that reaffirm Yankee's title as the u...

Nelly Has A Big League Birthday

11/7/2005 10:26am EST
Nelly's friends surprised the rap star on his birthday Wednesday with an entire day of baseball-themed activities. The celebration, held in Nelly's hometown of St. Louis, was led off by a private batting practice session with Hall Of Fame shortstop Ozzie Smith, Nelly's favorite baseball player while he was growing up. Later, family and friends gathered at FOX Sports broadcaster Joe Buck's restaurant where sexy "stadium vendors" greeted the All-Star guest list -- including celebrities such as Jermaine Dupri, Ashanti and Murphy Lee -- with beer and ballpark-style roasted peanuts prior to a s...

Teen People Names 'Artists of the Year' and 'What's Next'

11/2/2005 9:51am EST
Gwen Stefani
Teen People magazine has selected seven artists of the year for 2005: Gwen Stefani, The Killers, Green Day, Shakira, Mariah Carey, 50 Cent and Kelly Clarkson. Artists are named to teen people's list not only for their album and concert ticket sales; this list looks at the musicians who made the biggest cultural impact on Teen People's audience this year.

To honor these seven hot acts, Teen People turned to their biggest celebrity fans -- from Elton John, to Pharrell, to Matthew Fox of Lost, to reflect on their impact. "A lot of artists come and go very quickly. The Killers just aren't...

Nelly To Release 'Sweatsuit'

10/28/2005 1:25am EDT
Nelly will be re-releasing his multi-platinum, record-breaking dual

release Sweat and Suit as one album on November 22, titled Sweatsuit. The special release will feature #1 hits culled from the two discs along with three brand new tracks: The first new single, "Grillz," features Paul Wall and the St. Lunatics, there's also, "Nasty Girl" a much buzzed about collaboration with the late Notorious B.I.G., Diddy and Derrty Ent. singer Avery Storm, who also appears on the new song, "Tired."

Sweatsuit includes four #1 hits from the Sweat and Suit CDs, from Nelly's groundbreaking, genre-de...

Ciara, Ludacris, Pharrell, & More To Play VIBE Awards

10/27/2005 4:51pm EDT
Vibe magazine and UPN today announced that Ludacris, Ciara, Pharrell, Young Jeezy, Keyshia Cole, as well as David Banner, Paul Wall and Lil Wayne with a special Hurricane Katrina tribute, are among the star-studded lineup of hip-hop and R&B artists scheduled to perform at the third annual Vibe Awards, to be broadcast Tuesday, Nov. 15 (8:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT) on UPN.

Queen of R&B and Hip-Hop Soul Mary J. Blige will receive this year's VLegend Award, which recognizes lifetime achievement.

Additional award show presenters and performers will be announced shortly.

The two-hour spe...