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Sean “Diddy” Combs Honored with a Coveted Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, May 2nd

Sean “Diddy” Combs Honored with a Coveted Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Friday, May 2nd

Combs, Actor, Producer, Solo Artist, Performer, Entrepreneur and now Hollywood Icon Receives a Tribute for his Life-Long Contribution of both Public and Peer Appreciation in the Entertainment Industry

WHO: Sean “Diddy” Combs; Leron Gubler, President & CEO Hollywood Chamber of Commerce; and Esteemed Guest Speakers & Friends

WHAT: Acting is fast becoming an important ingredient in the burgeoning empire of Sean Combs. Beginning with his acting debut in the film “Made,” he went on to receive critical acclaim for his supporting role in “Monster’s Ball,” opposite Halle Berry, and made a successful Broadway debut starring in the lead role of Walter Lee, Jr., in the classic Lorraine Hansberry play, “A Raisin in the Sun,” which garnered four Tony Award nominations, including Best Revival of a Play. In addition, Combs stars in and executive produced the highly anticipated, special three-hour television movie adaptation from Sony Pictures Television of “A Raisin in the Sun,” along with the cast of the award-winning Broadway revival who recreate their roles for the new film, including Emmy and Tony Award winner Phylicia Rashad, four-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award nominee Sanaa Lathan, plus “ER” star John Stamos. Based on Lorraine Hansberry’s play that inspired a generation, “A Raisin in the Sun” aired as an “ABC World Premiere Movie Event,” February 25th and will be available on dvd Wednesday, May 14th.

WHERE: 6801 Hollywood Blvd (Closer to Highland)

WHEN: Friday, May 2nd

Induction Ceremony: 11AM

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Puffy (Sean Combs) slapped with $19M lawsuit over B.I.G. recording, video

A former business associate of music mogul Sean (Diddy) Combs has filed a $19-million lawsuit against Combs for music by the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.

James Sabatino was a consultant for Combs’s Bad Boy Entertainment Inc.

Rapper Notorious B.I.G. with producer Sean Combs (right) leave a Los Angeles party in March 1997, shortly before the rapper was shot to death. B.I.G.’s music and video footage is at the centre of a lawsuit filed by a former associate of Combs.Rapper Notorious B.I.G. with producer Sean Combs (right) leave a Los Angeles party in March 1997, shortly before the rapper was shot to death. B.I.G.’s music and video footage is at the centre of a lawsuit filed by a former associate of Combs.
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He says he flew B.I.G., whose real name was Christopher Wallace, to Miami in 1994 to perform a show and record music. The rapper recorded 17 minutes of vocals and the session was also filmed for a video.

The lawsuit claims the music that was made and the 90 minutes of video belong to Sabatino because he paid for Wallace’s travel expenses and studio time. However, a contract was never signed.

Wallace was shot and killed in 1997 in Los Angeles after leaving a party. His homicide remains unsolved and in 2006, the L.A. police department launched an official inquiry into his death.

At the time of his death, Wallace and Bad Boy Entertainment were embroiled in a feud with Death Row Records founder Marion (Suge) Knight and Death Row star, rapper Tupac Shakur.
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Shakur was shot to death in Las Vegas six months before Wallace’s killing. Knight has denied any involvement in Wallace’s killing.

Later in 1997, Combs agreed to buy the music and footage from Sabatino for $200,000. Combs gave him a cheque for $25,000, promising the rest of the money in 60 days, according to court documents.

Combs has said he did not provide the rest of the payment because police had named Sabatino as a person of interest in the rapper’s slaying.

Sabatino and B.I.G. were scheduled to meet the night of the killing but Sabatino never showed up.

Sabatino filed the suit from prison. He was sent to jail on an unrelated charge.

The $19 million covers both actual and punitive damages.

Source: CBC News

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New York, September 18th, 2007 — Imperial Records, a division of Capitol Music Group and Terror Squad Entertainment have signed a new deal to distribute Fat Joe’s next album entitled The Elephant in the Room, slated for release in early 2008. Fat Joe’s new release is a follow-up to his previous critically-acclaimed album, Me, Myself & I, featuring the double platinum single, “Make It Rain.”

Fat Joe’s The Elephant In The Room will feature production by the multi-platinum powerhouses that previously worked with Fat Joe on his earlier hits, including Scott Storch, Cool and Dre, DJ Khaled, Danjahandz and the Runners, as well as guest artists P. Diddy, Rick Ross, Fabolous and more.

This exciting news comes on the heels of Fat Joe’s hit single, “Make It Rain (featuring Lil’ Wayne)” which surpassed 1 million ring tone sales and was certified Platinum in RIAA’s Digital Ringtone program. Me, Myself & I, released on Imperial Records/EMI in 2006, continues to sell and make a strong statement for independent music. Some of the other impressive milestones Imperial has accomplished with Fat Joe and Terror Squad include Imperial’s first Top 10 single in more than 40 years, “Make It Rain (featuring Lil’ Wayne)” on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop Chart, peaking at #6. The single also reached #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Chart. The album Me, Myself & I, peaking at #3 on the Billboard R&B/Hiphop Album Chart, debuting at #14 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart. The album also received rave reviews in VIBE, the Source, Washington Post and the LA Times, among other publications.

Fat Joe said, “Working with Imperial is one of the greatest moves I ever made in my life! I never made as much money in my career as I have since I went independent. The Elephant in the Room is guaranteed to be a classic! Believe Dat!” Imperial Records will again spearhead the marketing and promotion efforts for the album.

The Elephant in the Room will be Fat Joe’s eighth album. Fat Joe’s previous albums as a solo artist and with Terror Squad have sold more than 4 million records worldwide. Some of Fat Joe’s successful albums and singles include, Don Cartagena, Jealous Ones Envy (J.O.S.E.), Loyalty and All Or Nothing. Some of his notable singles include “What’s Love (featuring Ashanti), “We Thuggin,” featuring R. Kelly and “Get It Poppin’ (featuring Nelly).” Another huge single was “Lean Back,” by the Terror

Squad which earned a Grammy nomination for best performance by a rap group or duo. Fat Joe is also a legendary member of the Diggin In The Crates Crew with Big L and Lord Finesse. He also launched the career of the his protégé, Big Pun, whose debut album Capitol Punishment sold in excess of 1.5 million copies, making Big Pun the first Latin rapper to sell over one million units.

Neil Levine, Imperial’s Senior VP/GM says, “Fat Joe is in a zone on this album which is now his 8th solo work and I think it’s his strongest to date. It’s truly amazing to be working with an artist that’s getting better and better over time. He’s never sounded more confident. I’m extremely pleased to be working with Joe once again and we’re getting ready to do big things!”

Lee Trink, President, Capitol Music Group comments, “I couldn’t be more thrilled to continue working with Fat Joe. Three things are certain: death, taxes, and Fat Joe delivering hit records. He is Hip Hop royalty and a jewel in the (Imperial) Capitol Music Group crown.”

Ronnie Johnson, Executive Vice President adds, “I’m excited to be working with Joe again! He’s a great ambassador for the label and a great partner.”

Imperial Records is a legendary imprint that grew to become the Rock n’ Roll and R&B powerhouse label home of Fats Domino, teen rock idol Ricky Nelson, the Temptations and Cher. The new Imperial, relaunched in June 2006 as an independent urban unit designed to be a breeding ground for new talent, is developing hit artists for a new generation. In addition to Fat Joe, recent Imperial projects include a re-launching of Levine’s own Penalty Recordings, Jin on Raptivism Records, previously unreleased material from the 6 time, Grammy-nominated Anthony Hamilton on Merovingian Music, which debuted at #3 on the Billboard Independent Album Chart, the debut album from Evidence of Dilated Peoples, the second release from singer/songwriter Donnie on Soulthought and the fourth release from female rapper, Rasheeda on D-Lo Entertainment.

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B5’s sophomore Cd “Don’t talk, just listen” in stores today

First Single “Hydrolics,” Is “Most Downloaded” on with more than 940,000 views

Group to perform “Hydrolics” this week on BET’s 106 & Park with Bow Wow

New York, NY – September 11, 2007 – Sean “P. Diddy” Combs’ B5 have announced the release today of their highly anticipated sophomore CD, “Don’t Talk, Just Listen.” The follow-up to their 2005 self-titled debut, the CD features tracks with more mature subject matter while not losing sight of the group’s teen roots. “Hydrolics,” the high-energy first single from the set, features Bow Wow and is heading into the top 20 on Billboard’s Top R&B Airplay Chart, while the accompanying video clip has become a phenomenon on the Internet with more than 940,000 views on and 1.7 million myspace views. The video was “Most Downloaded” on in its first week.

The B5 Dance Contest on has been creating further excitement on the Internet for B5, along with their being chosen as a nominee for the AOL “Breakers” Campaign. Voting for AOL Breakers ends this month.

On “Don’t Talk, Just Listen,” B5 try their hand at songwriting on a few tracks, with the help of super-producers such as Bryan Michael Cox, Mario Winans, Soul Diggas, Danja, Blaze, The Underdogs, Insomoniax, and Mischke. The CD is executive produced by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Kevin Wales, and Harve Pierre.

B5‘s 2005 self-titled debut CD made an impressive debut at #19 in its first week of release on the Billboard 200 and also entered at #11 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. The debut gave us the hit singles “All I Do” and “U Got Me,” which peaked at Radio Disney at #9 and hung on the BET “106 & Park” Top 10 for weeks!

The Atlanta-based Breeding brothers – Dustin, Kelly, Patrick, Carnell, and Bryan Breeding – merge the old school flair, finesse, and energy of the Jackson Five with the modern day pop appeal of N’Sync. Ranging in age from 13 to 19, B5 are known for their flawless harmonies and high-energy stage shows – complete with tight choreography and acrobatics. Further expanding their fanbase in 2006, B5 appeared on the 4x platinum “High School Musical” soundtrack with the song “Get’cha Head in The Game.” “Get’cha Head in The Game” went from #100 to #23 on the Billboard Hot 100 in its second week of release.

B5 spent this summer traveling across the country on a 30-city bus tour sponsored by the Russ Parr Morning show and packed the house in every city. The tour also featured Young Berg and Huey.

Look for B5 on BET’s “106 & Park” this week performing “Hydrolics” with Bow Wow.

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Keyshia Cole – Just Like You – September 25th

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R&B songstress, Keyshia Cole, is set to release the follow up to her platinum-selling, debut The Way It Is with Just Like You on Geffen Records with a release date of September 25th, 2007.

The Benny Boom-directed video for the first single, “Let It Go,” featuring Missy Elliot and Lil’ Kim, shows the Oakland native’s party side with the fun-infused Missy Elliott produced track.

Since her last album release Keyshia Cole has been busy diversifying her career. She has a starring role in the upcoming MTV film “How She Moves,” and is currently working on season two of her BET reality show called “The Way It Is 2” which is Executive Produced by Keyshia and her manager Manny Halley.

Keyshia is all set for the promotion of Just Like You putting the final touches on a multi-city House of Blues tour.

Keyshia’s 2005 release of The Way It Is achieved critical acclaim from a slew of major media outlets including:

USA Today – “…Cole separates herself from the average R&B/pop diva, as she makes you feel her heartbreak without the histrionics.”

People – “[Keyshia Cole] shows that she is more than just a pretender on the thrown”

Billboard – “Keyshia proves that she is the real thing on this attention-commanding debut”

Rolling Stone – “Cole serves up grit beyond her years”

Her recent appearance on P. Diddy’s hit single “Last Night,” has already garnered award nominations from The Bet Awards and the upcoming Teen Choice Awards and is sure to receive more nominations with her confident 70ish vocals on the track.

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Screamfest 2007 makes history


SCREAMFEST ’07, one of this summer’s hottest concert series, hit an all time high last night at Madison Square Garden in New York City, as the tour’s stars made music history with several over the top performances from some of today’s musical giants. SCREAMFEST ’07 has successfully proven to be a much needed injection of pure energy and enthusiasm among music fans.

The New York City show made music history last night, as very special and surprise guests took the stage throughout the evening. New comers Maleek and Yung Berg kicked off the night’s festivities. The magic started when P. Diddy made a stellar cameo during Yung Joc’s performance of “It’s Goin’ Down.” During Ciara’s second set, the songstress brought out 50 Cent for their song “Can’t Leave Him Alone.” The night’s pinnacle performance was during T.I.’s second set and the last set of the evening. The King of the South solidified his throne and proved he was King of New York by bringing out Jay Z, Kanye West, 50 Cent, P. Diddy, Wyclef Jean, and Swizz Beatz.

The tour is now in its sixth installment in the critically acclaimed SCREAM TOUR concert series that has, in the past, featured everyone from Ne-Yo to Bow Wow, Chris Brown to Omarion. The SCREAM TOUR has built a reputation for bringing together the best of the best in the worlds of rap and R&B to rock the house “LIVE” for one unforgettable night for thousands of urban youth across the country. Throughout its history, the SCREAM TOUR concert series has entertained over one million fans. This summer, SCREAMFEST ’07 has continued to build on the incredible legacy that has made the SCREAM TOUR a household name among youth.


August 23rd Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Spectrum
August 24th Baltimore, MD 1st Mariner Arena
August 25th Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
August 26th Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
August 29th Denver, CO Coors Amphitheatre
August 31st San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
September 1st Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre
September 2nd Los Angeles, CA Gibson Amphitheatre

About SCREAM Star Entertainment
SCREAM Star Entertainment is a multi-dimensional, artist development, entertainment brand driven by content and focused on the youth ages 13-25. It is dedicated to maximizing its relationship with the elusive teen market through its current programs, platforms & plans; including: SCREAM TOUR CONCERT SERIES, SCREAM STAR RECORDS, R U THE NEXT SCREAM STAR?, SCREAM STAR RADIO, SCREAM STAR MAGAZINE AND THE SCREAM STAR FOUNDATION.

About BET
BET Networks is the leading provider of media and entertainment for African Americans and consumers of Black culture on a global basis. The primary BET cable network reaches more than 85 million households, and can be seen in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean. BET Networks is the preeminent entertainment brand serving African Americans and consumers of Black culture on a global basis.


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