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Only Took 50 Cent 12 Years to Sell His Huge Mansion

And the rapper lost millions on the sale

(Newser) - 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 price, the AP reports. Jennifer Leahy, an agent at Douglas Elliman in Greenwich, tells the Hartford Courant the 21-bedroom, 25-bathroom home in... More »

NYPD Officer's Alleged 50 Cent Threat: 'Shoot Him on Sight'

Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez is being investigated for supposed 'WTF' remark

(Newser) - An apparent beef between 50 Cent and an NYPD precinct commander now has the officer under investigation after an incident that allegedly happened last spring. The New York Daily News reports that on June 7, the rapper was set to appear at an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx, and... More »

Crew Member Killed on Set of 50 Cent's 'Power' Series

Pedro Jimenez was struck by an out-of-control SUV

(Newser) - A crew member on the Brooklyn set of a television series starring rapper 50 Cent was killed during production early Monday. Per TMZ , production assistant Pedro Jimenez was struck by an out-of-control SUV while setting up parking cones on the set of the Starz series Power. Jimenez was 63 and... More »

50 Cent Mocks Terry Crews' Groping Claim

'Size doesn't matter when it comes to sexual assault,' Crews responds

(Newser) - Terry Crews testified in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday to advocate for the Sexual Assault Survivors' Bill of Rights, repeating claims he was sexually assaulted at a 2016 party. The outing drew praise from many corners— Esquire 's Justin Kirkland described an "impassioned and honest... More »

50 Cent Forgot He Has Bitcoin. It's Now Worth Over $7.5M

Best accidental businessman in the game

(Newser) - 50 Cent just might be the world's greatest businessman (that bit of bankruptcy notwithstanding). Not only did the rapper make a reported $100 million from his investment in Vitamin Water when it sold to Coca-Cola, but the Guardian reports he recently became a bitcoin millionaire—apparently without realizing it.... More »

Jumanji Tops the Charts Again With $20M

It's the third week in a row for the family adventure film

(Newser) - Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle outdid another weekend's worth of newcomers to top the North American box office for the third straight weekend, making the surprise hit the fifth-highest grossing film of all time for Sony Pictures. Jumanji sold $20 million in tickets, according to studio estimates Sunday, bringing... More »

50 Cent's Son Has Biting Reply to Child Support Countdown

Awkward

(Newser) - In what one might call an ill-advised move, 50 Cent posted a picture to Instagram showing a countdown to the day—Oct. 13, 2017—he no longer has to pay child support for his oldest son, Marquise Jackson. "Man real life is gonna start Sooner then you think. Sad... More »

50 Cent Busted for Dropping F-Bomb

Turns out St. Kitts doesn't like pottymouths

(Newser) - 50 Cent has managed to find a new brand of legal trouble, this one related to his pottymouth: It seems that Fiddy, real name Curtis Jackson, was performing Saturday at the St. Kitts Music Festival, when he dropped a "motherf---in'" as he performed "P.I.M.P.... More »

50 Cent Gives $100K to Charity After Teasing Autistic Teen

He posted a video on Instagram calling the 19-year-old 'high'

(Newser) - Curtis Jackson III needed to make amends for a "joke" he posted online, and he's just donated a huge chunk of money to an autism advocacy group, the Cincinnati Enquirer reports. Jackson—better known by his rapper name 50 Cent—landed in hot water when he posted a... More »

50 Cent Slammed After Mocking Autistic Janitor

He called the 19-year-old 'high' and 'the walking dead'

(Newser) - 50 Cent is facing outrage and possible legal action after—for some reason—filming himself making fun of an autistic janitor at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, TMZ reports. A video posted to 50 Cent's Instagram account Sunday (and later removed) shows the rapper approaching 19-year-old Andrew Farrell, who... More »

'Bankrupt' 50 Cent Ordered to Explain Instagram Photos

Creditors spotted pictures of him frolicking in cash

(Newser) - A bankruptcy judge who says the process is for "honest but unfortunate" debtors wants 50 Cent to explain why he has been acting like Scrooge McDuck in Instagram photos. He has been ordered to court to discuss the photos, including one of him spelling out "BROKE" in stacks... More »

Bankrupt 50 Cent Now Suing His Ex-Lawyers

He says they didn't advise him well

(Newser) - Rapper 50 Cent, who filed for bankruptcy over the summer and revealed his lifestyle is not actually as blingy as it seems , is now suing his former lawyers. The rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, says the Wall Street firm Garvey Schubert Barer didn't represent him well in a legal... More »

What 50 Cent Really Spends His Money On

$5K on gardening sounds necessary

(Newser) - 50 Cent might have stretched the truth a bit in court when he told a lawyer all his Lamborghinis, Bentleys, and Rolls Royces were rented . New bankruptcy filings show he actually owns seven cars, including a Rolls Royce and three Chevy Suburbans, worth $500,000, report People and Page Six... More »

50 Cent Shares Truth of His Bling: My Watch Is Plastic

Rapper testifies in court

(Newser) - Rapper 50 Cent is one of hip-hop's five richest artists, according to Forbes. He tried to paint a much different picture in court yesterday. The multiplatinum-selling artist, born Curtis Jackson III, appeared in Manhattan state Supreme Court in a proceeding to decide possible additional punitive damages in an invasion-of-privacy... More »

50 Cent Files for Bankruptcy After Sex-Tape Ruling

Rapper/actor was told to pay $5 million in invasion-of-privacy lawsuit

(Newser) - Rapper and actor 50 Cent has filed for federal bankruptcy protection, days after a jury ordered him to pay $5 million in an invasion-of-privacy lawsuit. Curtis Jackson III, who owns a home in Farmington, Conn., filed for Chapter 11 protection in US District Court in Hartford today. The filing lists... More »

50 Cent: Beyonce Freaked Out at Me Over Jay Z

Rapper says she rushed him in Las Vegas

(Newser) - 50 Cent stopped by Power 105.1 Monday, and told a pretty interesting story about Beyonce: "One time she jumped off of a ledge and came running over cause she thought me and Jay had issues," he said. "I was like, 'What the f---? Did she... More »

50 Cent Throws Out Awful First Pitch

Rapper nearly hits cameramen

(Newser) - 50 Cent probably shouldn't quit his day job. The rapper threw out the first pitch for the New York Mets at Citi Field last night, and, well, it went really wide—and almost hit some cameramen. The video, of course, quickly went viral. The New York Daily News calls... More »

11 Celebs Who Regret Their Tattoos

Pro tip: Maybe don't get your lover's name in permanent ink

(Newser) - Sometimes, getting a tattoo is a really bad idea—as these 22 celebrities rounded up by Radar prove. A sampling:
  • Johnny Depp: In 1990, he got "Winona Forever" tattooed on his arm, but forever turned out to be closer to four years. When he and Winona Ryder split up,
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7 Lip Syncing Scandals

Some stars didn't even try to hide the fact they were mouthing along

(Newser) - Ever since Milli Vanilli made lip syncing infamous back in 1990—they were stripped of their Grammy when it was revealed that other singers actually recorded their hit song—many a singer has been accused of mouthing along to his or her own song, at least while performing. Radar rounds... More »

Hollywood's 22 Biggest Parent-Child Feuds

The latest: 50 Cent absolutely rips his own son, via text

(Newser) - An intense text message fight between 50 Cent and his 16-year-old son became public knowledge recently, and it is nasty stuff (see Radar for the full exchange). But the rapper is far from the first celebrity to have his family's dirty laundry aired in the tabloids. (Who can forget... More »

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