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Gabourey Sidibe throws epic shade at fat shamers

Gabourey Sidibe throws epic shade at fat shamers

Jan. 14 (UPI) -- The Internet can be a mean place, even for celebrities, especially for the ones who don't fall inside the bounds of conventional beauty.
Gabrielle Levy

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013.
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Mos Def is force-fed during Gitmo human-rights protest

Mos Def is force-fed during Gitmo human-rights protest

NEW YORK, July 9 (UPI) -- Rapper and actor Mos Def allowed himself to be force-fed to spotlight the treatment of hunger strikers at the U.S. military lockup in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
YouTube helped Mos Def play Chuck Berry

YouTube helped Mos Def play Chuck Berry

NEW YORK, Dec. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and hip-hop artist Mos Def says he watched Chuck Berry footage on YouTube to prepare for playing the music icon in "Cadillac Records."
Firth executive produced Mumia documentary

Firth executive produced Mumia documentary

NEW YORK, Oct. 1 (UPI) -- Sundance Channel has announced it acquired "In Prison My Whole Life," a feature documentary executive produced by British actor Colin Firth.
Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

Kiedis, Lewis named sexiest vegetarians

NORFOLK, Va., June 18 (UPI) -- Red Hot Chili Peppers frontman Anthony Kiedis and British singer Leona Lewis have been voted the "World's Sexiest Vegetarians" in a new poll.

'Vantage Point' looks down from top

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- The narrative thriller "Vantage Point" opened at No. 1 in U.S. theaters this weekend, Box Office Mojo reported Sunday.

Rapper wants fans to hear words and music

NEW YORK, Aug. 21 (UPI) -- Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli wants fans to hear the music as well as the words on his new album, "Ear Drums."

Proposal would ban 'n-word' in New York

NEW YORK, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- A New York City councilman is proposing a ban the "n-word" in the city, and lawmakers are expected to vote on the ordinance this week. The New York Times says Councilman Leroy G. Comrie Jr. came up with the idea for the ban just days after actor Michael R

Spears in Vegas for album work

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Pop star Britney Spears is in Las Vegas to work on her new album in the recording studio at the Palms Casino Resort.

Scott's soul duets fill 'Collaborations'

NEW YORK, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. soul singer Jill Scott's next album, "Collaborations," will be made up of musical duets from her recording career, Billboard magazine reported.

Mos Def trial hits scheduling snag

NEW YORK, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- The New York trial of Mos Def has been postponed because the rapper-actor's busy agenda caused a scheduling conflict.

9,000 musicians missing royalty payments

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- The Washington-based group responsible for distributing royalty checks to artists says 9,000 musicians have yet to claim their share of payments.

Mos Def arrested after impromptu gig

NEW YORK, Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Rapper Mos Def was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an impromptu performance outside the "Video Music Awards" in New York. Authorities said Mos Def and his entourage pulled up in a flatbed truck around 10 p.m. for an unscheduled show for

Supernatural breaks freestyle record

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif., Aug. 9 (UPI) -- Rapper Supernatural broke the "Longest Freestyle Rap" record at this year's Rock the Bells concert in San Bernardino, Calif.

Brooklyn becoming new celebrity locale

NEW YORK, Aug. 6 (UPI) -- Celebrities, including film actors Heath Ledger and Jennifer Connelly, are flocking to live in the New York borough of Brooklyn, a report says.

Mos Def and his wife are getting a divorce

NEW YORK, June 28 (UPI) -- A Brooklyn judge has urged rapper and actor Mos Def and his wife to settle their divorce case out of court.

Casting starts for 'Stringbean and Marcus'

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Final talks are under way with Mos Def and Sophie Okonedo to star in the indie film "Stringbean and Marcus."

Mos Def in court over child support

NEW YORK, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- Actor/rapper Mos Def says he is having trouble keeping up with the $10,000 in child support he was ordered to pay his estranged wife starting Jan. 1.

Alicia Keys 'Unplugged' is No. 1 album

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 (UPI) -- Alicia Keys' "Unplugged" has become her third album to debut at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums charts, the industry magazine reported Wednesday.

MTV announces Alicia Keys 'Unplugged'

NEW YORK, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- MTV announced Tuesday it was kicking off a new generation of its "MTV Unplugged" series with a concert by Grammy-winning singer Alicia Keys.

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Analysis: Film takes on pedophilia

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- The new film "The Woodsman" is generating Oscar buzz for actor Kevin Bacon, but it is also likely to generate a different kind of talk -- controversy over its e
PAT NASON, UPI Hollywood Reporter

George Strait sits atop Billboard 200

NEW YORK, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Veteran country singer George Strait's "50 Number Ones" held its No. 1 position on the Billboard 200 U.S. albums chart for a second consecutive week.

Stars raise funds for ACLU

NEW YORK, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- A celebrity concert at New York's Lincoln Center raised $300,000 for the American Civil Liberties Union, the organization said Wednesday.
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