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Diddy's New Gig: Charter School Founder

He founds school in Harlem

(Newser) - He's been a rapper, actor, singer, entrepreneur, record producer, and clothing designer. Now Sean "Diddy" Combs has taken on a new job as the founder of a charter school in New York City's Harlem neighborhood. Combs announced Monday that the Capital Preparatory Harlem Charter School will open... More »

New Documentary: Diddy Ordered Tupac's Murder

Retired LAPD detective says department covered up the truth

(Newser) - Two decades later, the mystery still hasn't been officially solved: Who killed Tupac Shakur? In a new documentary, a retired LAPD detective says the department actually did solve the case but covered up the truth: Sean "Diddy" Combs was behind the murder, alleges Greg Kading. His film Murder ... More »

Diddy Arrested for Alleged Assault With Weird Weapon

A ... kettlebell?

(Newser) - Hip-hop music mogul Diddy was arrested this afternoon on the campus of the University of California, Los Angeles, where his son is on the football team, police said. Diddy, 45, whose real name is Sean Combs, was arrested at UCLA's Acosta Athletic Training Complex on suspicion of assault with... More »

6 Celebs Who Just Got a College Degree

Some earned traditionally, some honorary

(Newser) - Elin Nordegren gave a rare public speech Saturday—because she graduated Rollins College with a bachelor's degree in psychology, and won an award for her 3.96 GPA, People reports. The 34-year-old started classes on the Florida campus in 2005, and took some time off when her kids were... More »

8 Stars Who Were Interns First

Can you picture Oprah making coffee?

(Newser) - Think being forced to make coffee won't get you anywhere in Hollywood? Well, it actually might: The Huffington Post rounds up 17 successful people who started out as interns. Read on for a sampling:
  • Tom Hanks: In college, he interned for Ohio's Great Lakes Theater Festival, and eventually
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Kate Upton Dating ... Hip-Hop Mogul?

Allegedly spotted kissing Diddy; she denies romance on Twitter

(Newser) - The latest celebrity odd couple: Sports Illustrated model Kate Upton and Sean "Diddy" Combs, 23 years her senior at 43. They were spotted making out at a Miami Beach club late last month, a source tells the New York Daily News . "They were kissing, they weren’t hiding... More »

Stars Rock '12-12-12,' Raise $30M for Sandy

Springsteen, McCartney, Bon Jovi come together for storm relief

(Newser) - Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Paul McCartney, and Kanye West were just a few of the music and screen legends who raised millions for Sandy relief last night. Appearing on TV, radio, the Web, and in movie theaters, the 12-12-12 concert had a potential audience of some 2 billion, USA ... More »

Disney, Sears Linked to Burned-Out Garment Factory

Fire that killed 112 was arson, officials say

(Newser) - Walmart wasn't the only major American retailer selling clothes produced in the Bangladesh factory where at least 112 people died in a fire over the weekend , the AP finds. Account books found in the charred remains reveal the factory took orders from Disney, Sears, and other Western brands. Garments... More »

Another Rapper's Kid Snags UCLA Football Scholarship

This time Snoop Dogg's son, Cordell Broadus, is on the receiving end

(Newser) - Apparently UCLA really did not give a fig about all the controversy it stirred up by handing a $54,000 football scholarship to Diddy's kid , because now it's gone and doled out yet another football scholarship to yet another rapper's son. This time around Snoop Dogg's... More »

UCLA Defends $54K Scholarship for Diddy's Kid

No taxpayer money going to Justin Combs, rep explains

(Newser) - It goes without saying that Justin Combs, son of Sean "Diddy" Combs, doesn't need any financial help in order to attend college, yet UCLA has awarded him a full $54,000 athletic scholarship to play on its football team starting this fall. Needless to say, outcry ensued, but... More »

VIP Tickets to Diddy's Grammy Party: $50K

Of course, that gets you quite a few female attendants

(Newser) - The hottest Grammys after-party must be the one Diddy is hosting, because tickets cost as much as $50,000. The black tie event will be held at the Playboy Mansion, and for $50,000 you'll get two cabanas with free bottle service and 15 female model attendants for up... More »

Cameron Diaz Dating ... Diddy?

Apparently she's moved on from A-Rod

(Newser) - Today in Unlikely Celebrity Romances: Cameron Diaz and Sean "Diddy" Combs. Yep. The two have apparently known each other for a while (see photo evidence at left), but were caught smooching Saturday night at a New York club. "They were kissing and making out," and danced in... More »

Sean Combs Ordered Tupac Murder: LA Cop

And Suge Knight had Biggie Smalls killed in revenge, says book by former LAPD detective

(Newser) - Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were murdered by the order of rival record company bosses, according to an LAPD detective who investigated Tupac's slaying in 1996. Gang informant Keffe Davis claims Sean Combs—then known as Puff Daddy—offered him $1 million to kill Tupac and Death Row records... More »

Felon Admits He Shot Tupac in 1994 Assault

It happened two years before rapper's murder

(Newser) - Tupac Shakur would have turned 40 tomorrow, and his 1996 murder remains unsolved. But a felon serving a life sentence is claiming to clear up the 1994 assault of the rapper: Dexter Isaac tells AllHipHop that he robbed and shot Shakur in Manhattan after being hired to do so by... More »

Film Fest Fans Scratch Heads Over Joaquin

Venice as confused as everyone about actor's bizarre filmed journey

(Newser) - First critics were stumped, now film festival fans are just as perplexed after seeing Joaquin Phoenix's latest movie and are still wondering: is he punking us or is he in the throes of a serious mental collapse? "There is no hoax," director Casey Affleck told reporters at the... More »

$350K Cars Among Insane Gifts to Celebs' Teens

Sean 'Diddy' Combs' gave Justin a sweet ride...but that's nothing

(Newser) - Diddy's son Justin Combs—whose middle name is Dior, by the way—got a $350,000 luxury Maybach car (and, of course, $10,000 to donate to charity) for his 16th birthday this weekend. But that’s not over the top at all—at least not when compared to the... More »

Diddy Weds Kim Porter ... Or Does He?

Mogul backs off after early-morning tweet announcement

(Newser) - The tweet was misspelled but easy to understand: "Juat married," Sean "Diddy" Combs announced to his Twitter followers at 3:30 this morning. Within 2 hours, the entertainer had changed his tune to "No I didn't get married !!!!! Pls stop asking!!!" But St. Bart's has... More »

Sean Combs to Obama: Please Adopt Me

Rapper extraordinaire also takes credit for election

(Newser) - Sean Combs sat down with Playboy for an interview, and the artist formerly known as Diddy (and P-Diddy, and Puff Daddy ...) sure is good for a quote. Or several. Highlights:
  • On his hip-hop legacy: "If I’m not inspiring you at this point, you’re a lost hope.
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