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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 »

13 Celebs With Bizarre Phobias

Including porcelain dolls, indoor houseplants, and seagulls

(Newser) - Halloween has passed, but the 32 celebrities rounded up by Ranker still have to deal with some very strange phobias. A sampling of their fears:
  1. Channing Tatum: pediophobia, fear of porcelain dolls
  2. Jennifer Love Hewitt: selachophobia, fear of sharks; she also has a fear of elevators
  3. Matthew McConaughey: cleithrophobia, fear
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Diddy Takes a Tumble at BET Awards

Sam Smith also made an appearance—sort of

(Newser) - Watch where you're walking, Diddy. While rocking out on stage at the BET awards last night, the hip-hop star fell into a hole that had opened in the stage to introduce Lil' Kim during a performance in celebration of Bad Boy Records' 20th anniversary. He managed to pull himself... 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 »

Go Inside 5 Swanky Celeb Homes for Sale

Who doesn't need their very own 'dive-in' theater?

(Newser) - In the market for a new place to live? Five celebrities are in the news for trying to offload (or, in one case, offloading) pricey palaces:
  • Paula Deen is selling one of her Savannah, Ga., properties for a cool $12.5 million. The 14,500-square-foot "private resort" includes a
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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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25 Strange Phobias of the Stars

House plants and butterflies and mirrors, oh my!

(Newser) - Everyone understands arachnophobia. But what about swinophobia—the fear of pigs? It's just one of the 25 strange celebrity fears rounded up by the Huffington Post :
  • Katie Holmes: Scared of raccoons.
  • Tyra Banks: Afraid of dolphins.
  • Orlando Bloom: Yep, he's the swinophobe.
  • Woody Allen: One of his many
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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 »

15 Weird Celebrity Friendships

You wouldn't guess these pairs hang out as often as they do

(Newser) - Paris Hilton is good friends with ... Kathy Griffin? Yep. You might expect the comedian would spend her time mocking the socialite, but they've actually been spotted shopping and sunbathing together. Fox News rounds up 14 more "unlikely celebrity BFFs":
  • Tyra Banks and Clay Aiken: The supermodel once wrote
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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 »

18 Completely Insane Celeb Gifts

Jennifer Lopez buys Casper Smart a truck, and more

(Newser) - While your friends are all giving you $20 gift cards on your birthday, celebrities are giving each other $250,000 cars and entire vineyards. Celebuzz rounds up 18 of the most insane celebrity gifts ever given:
  • Jennifer Lopez: J.Lo is the latest, this weekend giving her 25-year-old new boyfriend,
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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 »

SNL: Diddy Swoons for De Niro in Drag

Hollywood meets hip-hop

(Newser) - Hollywood and hip-hop collided last night on Saturday Night Live, notes Mawuse Ziegbe on MTV.com, when Diddy met up with Robert De Niro, playing the too-'90s mom of an aspiring and terrible rapper. "You know a bitch gotta stay dipped," he rasps to a smitten Diddy. "... 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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New York's Biggest Divas

Mariah Carey is pretty bad, but don't write off Alex Rodriguez, Lady Gaga

(Newser) - Thanks to the Oscar buzz surrounding Mariah Carey’s role in Precious, she is poised to become an even bigger primadonna. But the New York Daily News takes a look at other divas—and divos—in the Big Apple who could give her a run for her money:
  • Alex Rodriguez:
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