Life-changing ‘Power’: Stars reflect on series’ impact
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's tough to overstate the impact of "Power."
The series turned Starz into a must-watch cable network for many viewers, proved 50 Cent's instincts correct and along the...
‘Power’ heads toward its finale, but its influence grows
LOS ANGELES (AP) — With his characteristic bravado, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson believed in "Power" so much that he predicted the series would become a massive hit to cast members even before the...
Jets’ Le’Veon Bell wants to be No. 1 on field, in rap game
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Le'Veon Bell was in fifth grade when he simply couldn't shake music from his mind.
The creative beats. The grooving basslines. The raw lyrics.
A beaming 50 Cent, tough questions part of TV critics event
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — After the TV industry unveils its new-season schedules and series to advertisers in New York each May, it takes the show on the road to a swank Southern California...
Ed Sheeran sets all-time highest-grossing tour record
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ed Sheeran's Divide Tour is one for the record books.
Pollstar confirms the 28-year-old British singer's tour will set the all-time highest-grossing tour record with...
50 Cent: ‘Power’ being overlooked by Emmys is racial
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — 50 Cent said he thinks "Power" being overlooked by the Emmys over the years was racial despite the success of popular Starz series that has a prominently black...
Mary J. Blige to star in first of several “Power” spinoffs
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — The end of the hit Starz series "Power" is the beginning of several planned spinoffs, the first featuring Mary J. Blige.
Janet, Chris Brown, 50 Cent to perform at Saudi concert
NEW YORK (AP) — Janet Jackson, Chris Brown, 50 Cent, Future and Tyga have been added to the lineup for the Jeddah World Fest, the concert in Saudi Arabia that Nicki Minaj pulled out of because of...
Ed Sheeran confirms he’s married to Cherry Seaborn
LONDON (AP) — Ed Sheeran has confirmed for the first time that he and long-time girlfriend Cherry Seaborn are married.
British media reported the pair wed before Christmas in front of about...
Finally! 50 Cent sells opulent Connecticut mansion
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent's 50,000-square-foot mansion in Connecticut that first went on the market 12 years ago has finally sold at a fraction of the original asking...
Broadway musical ‘Wicked’ turns 15 with a party
NEW YORK (AP) — Fifteen years ago, one of the top films in the land was "Finding Nemo" and Shania Twain played the Super Bowl halftime show. 50 Cent's "Get Rich or Die Tryin'" was a hit album and a couple of witches-to-be took over Broadway.
The musical "Wicked" shook off some tepid reviews to roar into Broadway history and this Monday is celebrating its coming-of-age with a Halloween-themed NBC special starring its original stars Kristin Chenoweth and Idina Menzel, as well as Ariana Grande.
Why hip-hop belongs in the Alabama Music Hall of Fame
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Percy Sledge and Tammy Wynette will soon be sharing a roof with Gucci Mane.
The Alabama Music Hall of Fame is set to reveal its first-ever hip-hop exhibit, with a 2 p.m. Aug. 28 event at the museum, located at 617 U.S. 72 W. in Tuscumbia.
The display will highlight around 20 of the state's rappers, producers, movers and shakers, with items ranging from media to clothing to magazines.
Kendrick Lamar is ‘fearless’ in tackling “Power” guest role
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — It was Kendrick Lamar's friendship with 50 Cent that helped him get a guest role on Starz's "Power," but Lamar came ready to work.
"He was so chill, like very cool, very humble," said series creator and producer Courtney Kemp. "He's very kind of quiet and thorough and methodical. He had prepared so much. He was ready."
Andy Samberg supports Terry Crews, 50 Cent explains LOL post
Andy Samberg says he and others who appear on "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" are in awe of fellow cast member Terry Crews after the ex-football player's testimony to U.S. senators earlier this week about sexual assault.
Support for the actor hasn't been universal. Rapper 50 Cent mocked Crews' testimony and was excoriated on social media.
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50 Cent says Terry Crews post was a ‘joke’
Travolta dances his way through Cannes again with ‘Gotti’
CANNES, France (AP) — John Travolta first came to Cannes 40 years ago while promoting "Grease," and he's still dancing along the Croisette.
The 64-year-old actor returned to the Cannes Film Festival to promote his new mafia boss John Gotti biopic "Gotti," celebrate the anniversary of "Grease" with a screening on the beach, and, at a soiree on Tuesday night, share a few dance moves alongside rapper 50 Cent.
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TMZ is reporting that 50 Cent holds millions in Bitcoin.
The rapper was one of the first artists to accept the digital currency in 2014, when customers could use Bitcoin to pay for his "Animal Ambition" album.
The currency then sat, while Bitcoin's value skyrocketed. TMZ reports that 50 Cent could hold up to $8.5 million in Bitcoin.
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50 Cent: new album out this year
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Drake, Miguel, 50 Cent perform at Art Basel parties
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Musicians, actors and fashion icons descended on Miami for a whirlwind week of glamorous parties to celebrate some of the world's best artists during Art Basel.
Ex-rap promoter Henchman convicted in murder-for-hire scheme
NEW YORK (AP) — A former hip-hop and rap promoter known as Jimmy Henchman has been found guilty in New York of ordering the killing of a friend of rapper 50 Cent.
A federal jury Tuesday convicted James Rosemond on murder-for-hire charges. Rosemond was accused of hiring a crew to kill an associate of the rap group G-Unit as payback for an assault on Rosemond's son.
50 Cent is in awe of Dame Helen Mirren's "sexiness".
The 42-year-old rapper was completely smitten with the 71-year-old actress at the Monte Carlo TV Festival and he told her so.
According to the Sunday Mirror, he said: "She just has this thing, man - this sexiness. Like, Hollywood - when you look at her she embodies the whole thing.
"She has an elegance that connects to the red carpet. You find out when you see her.
50 Cent says Jay-Z’s album sounds like ‘golf course music’
50 Cent feels Jay-Z's new album '4:44' sounds like "golf course music".
The 41-year-old rap star has taken aim at his fellow New Yorker in an now-deleted Instagram video, saying Jay's much-hyped new record is "too smart" for his taste.
50 - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - explained: "I thought the s**t was aight, you know what I'm sayin'? I liked the s**t. But I'm going to keep it 100: The s**t was a little, the s**t was too smart.
Helen Mirren catches eye of 50 Cent and Ed Sheeran
50 Cent is "turned on" by Dame Helen Mirren.
The 41-year-old rapper - whose real name is Curtis Jackson - was pictured on the red carpet with the veteran actress at the Monte Carlo TV Festival in Monaco earlier this week, and the flirty photos of the 71-year-old screen legend shielding her face with a fan as she looked at him caused a stir, much to the delight of the 'Candy Shop' hitmaker.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A woman who said she was assaulted at rapper 50 Cent's Connecticut mansion in 2009 has dropped a lawsuit against him and his G-Unit Film & Television production company.
Court records show Vasti Ortiz withdrew the lawsuit in Hartford Superior Court on Wednesday. There was no settlement or payout.
Her lawyer did not return messages Thursday seeking comment.
ShowBiz Minute: Manilow, 50 Cent, McQueen
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Authorities say they have arrested a suspected burglar at rapper 50 Cent's mansion in Connecticut.
Farmington police say the suspect set off an entry alarm Tuesday at the 50,000-square-foot home that alerted private security. Police responded and found the man on the 18-acre estate about 10 miles west of Hartford.
50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson III, wasn't home at the time.
Charlie Murphy has died at the age of 57.
The comedian, who was best known as a writer and a member of the cast of the comedy series 'Chappelle's Show', passed away on Wednesday (12.04.17) after a bravely fought battle with leukaemia, his publicist Domenick Nati confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter.
Since the sad news was announced, tributes have flooded in for the late comedian - who was the older brother of actor Eddie Murphy - on social media.
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Authorities say Lee O'Denat, who founded the popular website WorldStarHipHop.com, died of natural causes.
The 43-year-old died suddenly at a San Diego massage parlor in January.
The medical examiner's office said Tuesday that O'Denat was obese and had a severe buildup of plaque near his heart, which contributed to his death. The Los Angeles Times reports (http://lat.ms/2nEr3kx) toxicology tests showed marijuana use but no other drugs or alcohol were detected.
Jaime King is set to star in 'Escape Plan 2'.
The 37-year-old actress has signed up to take on the role of Abigail Ross - who was originally played by Amy Ryan - in the prison-break action movie, which is the sequel to 2013's 'Escape Plan'.
Also revealed in the same casting announcement was 41-year-old rapper 50 Cent - real name Curtis Jackson - who will be joining the cast to reprise his role as Hush from the first movie.
Judge discharges bankruptcy after 50 Cent pays $22 million
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge has discharged rapper 50 Cent's bankruptcy case after he paid more than $22 million.
Bankruptcy Judge Ann Nevins approved the discharge Thursday in Hartford, Connecticut.
The rapper who burst onto the music scene in 2003 with his debut album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin," filed for Chapter 11 reorganization in 2015, citing debts of $36 million and assets of less than $20 million.
Pondexter, Sky beat Lynx in overtime to move into fourth
ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Courtney Vandersloot hit two free throws to force overtime and Cappie Pondexter made a go-ahead layup with 21.3 seconds left to help the Chicago Sky beat the Minnesota Lynx 98-97 on Tuesday night.
The Sky (17-15) moved into fourth in the WNBA standings, which comes with a first-round bye in the playoffs. Chicago has two games left this season.
Stamford’s West Side youth outreach ‘spreading like wildfire’
STAMFORD — It’s nearly 9 p.m. on Tuesday and Marco Bender — known also by his stage name, DJ Mix — is untangling wires and arranging equipment on a stage at the Yerwood Center.
Working beside him is Voshon Natteal, 18, his eyes fixed on a busy computer screen.
“I taught him everything he knows,” quips Bender, playfully grabbing Natteal, a recent Westhill High School graduate, by the shoulders.
Natteal scrolls through a playlist and lands on a...
FARMINGTON, Conn. (AP) — Rapper 50 Cent has dropped the asking price of his Connecticut mansion to less than $6 million.
The Courant (http://cour.at/29JoMCh ) reports 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III, reduced the price of the 17-acre Farmington property to $5.995 million, according to the website of the real estate...
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal bankruptcy court judge in Connecticut on Wednesday approved a plan for 50 Cent to reorganize his finances and pay back creditors.
The rapper who burst onto the music scene in 2003 with his debut album, "Get Rich or Die Tryin," filed for bankruptcy a year ago, citing debts of $36 million and assets of less than $20 million.
The rapper will make a $7.4 million payment to begin the bankruptcy plan approved Wednesday, The Hartford...