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The Supermarket Hero You Didn't Know About: Ludacris

Apparently, the rapper has been going around the country for years paying for people's groceries

(Newser) - In what People dubs the ultimate case of "Southern hospitality," a big name has been picking up folks' grocery tabs on the sly—at least until now. In a now-viral July 30 Facebook post , a woman named Therra detailed how she'd been down on her luck and...

US Army to Ted Nugent: Your Gig Is Canceled!

Fort Knox cites rocker's inflammatory criticism of President Obama

(Newser) - Even the US Army is taking exception to Ted Nugent's violent political rhetoric . Citing his recent criticism of President Obama, the Army has canceled his June 23 gig at Fort Knox, Kentucky. “After learning of opening act Ted Nugent’s recent public comments about the president of the...

Ludacris' Latest Gig: Restaurateur

Hip-hop star opening place in Atlanta's airport

(Newser) - Ludacris is launching his own restaurant in Atlanta's busy Hartsfield-Jackson airport. "Chicken and beer coming soon!" the 34-year-old hip-hop star tweeted. Ludacris' eatery will be yet another addition to his entrepreneurial endeavors, which include Cognac and headphones. He also is expected to have a new album out...

Sheryl Crow Flashes Panties at CMT Awards

Sarah Evans: "At least you were wearing underwear"

(Newser) - Ludacris made a surprise appearance—as did Sheryl Crow's underwear (click here for the video )—at the CMT Music Awards last night. Lady Antebellum laid down a funky beat with Charles Kelley doing a Don Henley impression. Fans audibly gasped as Shania Twain slipped and fell on her...

Radio's Top Songs By Genre
 Radio's Top Songs By Genre 

Radio's Top Songs By Genre

Tim McGraw's Something Like That played 487K times

(Newser) - Feel like you heard Tim McGraw’s Something Like That about half a million times in the past decade? Well, the ratings folks at Nielsen will back you up on that, with their list of commercial radio’s most-played songs of the decade:
  • Country: Something Like That, Tim McGraw, 487,

Ludacris Makes Like Oprah, Gives Away Cars

Rapper's nonprofit holds contest

(Newser) - Need a ride? Ludacris wants to help. The rapper and actor plans to give away 20 cars on Sunday through his Ludacris Foundation, reports. To qualify, you must really need a car; be 18 or older; have a valid Georgia license; and be able to afford taxes and...

Free Cool Kids Album Worth It, Barely
 Free Cool Kids 
 Album Worth It, Barely 

Free Cool Kids Album Worth It, Barely

There's still hope for full-length debut

(Newser) - The Cool Kids aren’t as cool as they once were—but “even when they’re on autopilot, their icy flatness has style,” writes Tom Breihan for Pitchfork. Gone Fishing, the internet phenoms’ recently released bundle of free downloadable music, “should be a major event in the...

Parties Bring Out Big Guns for Georgia Run-Off Vote

Rap stars and the GOP's 'rock star' stump on eve of crucial Senate runoff election

(Newser) - Georgia decides its Senate race today and both sides are going all-out to secure a victory that could help determine the direction of the next Congress, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The GOP has sent in Sarah Palin to stump for incumbent Sen. Saxby Chambliss, while Democratic challenger Jim Martin held...

Campaign Scolds Ludacris for Obama Rap

Song calls Hillary a 'bitch' and Bush 'mentally handicapped'

(Newser) - Ludacris may have lost his most famous fan. Yesterday the rapper released “Politics as Usual,” a track from his upcoming CD that sings Barack Obama’s praises. But an Obama spokesman says Luda should be “ashamed” of the tune, which, among its other meditations, calls Hillary Clinton...

'Porn' Gym Vids Alarm Utahans
'Porn' Gym Vids Alarm Utahans

'Porn' Gym Vids Alarm Utahans

Pickets threatened at Gold's over Ludacris' 'Money Maker,' others

(Newser) - Everyone's gotten an unwelcome eyeful at the gym, but protesters want Gold's Gym to make sure members aren't getting it from music videos on TVs at two Utah locations, the Deseret Morning News reports. Calling rap videos like Ludacris' "Money Maker" pornographic, student and community groups say they'll picket...

O'Reilly's Rant Wasn't His Imus Moment

Comments were old-fashioned, sheltered—not racist, says Times blogger

(Newser) - The firestorm over Bill O'Reilly's statement that a Harlem restaurant was "exactly the same, even though it's run by blacks" may be overblown, writes New York Times blogger Mike Nizza. While liberal groups are gleefuly taking aim, Nizza says the conservative pundit was recounting a conversion and guilty of...

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