50 Cent facing suit for concert assault

SPRINGFIELD, Mass., Aug. 29 (UPI) -- Two women have filed lawsuits claiming rapper 50 Cent physically attacked them at a 2004 concert in Springfield, Mass.

50 Cent, Dupri get songwriter awards

LOS ANGELES, June 27 (UPI) -- The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers split the songwriter of the year award between 50 Cent and Jermaine Dupri in Los Angeles.

Rapper 50 cent is a business man

NEW YORK, June 21 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 cent is negotiating a deal with Apple Computers to create his own line of more affordable computers for the lower income brackets. 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson is no stranger to the benefits of "branding deals", which have helped h

Forbes releases their celebrity Top 100

NEW YORK, June 16 (UPI) -- Love him or hate, but Tom Cruise tops this years Forbes Top 100 Celebrities list.

50 Cent is ASCAP songwriter of the year

LOS ANGELES, May 23 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent won Songwriter of the Year honors during the 23rd annual ASCAP Pop Music Awards at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles.

Rapper 50 Cent to star in 'Live Bet'

LOS ANGELES, May 10 (UPI) -- Rap star Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson is expanding his acting résumé with the lead role in Universal Pictures' "Live Bet."

Lee scolds 50 Cent for promoting violence

NEW YORK, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Filmmaker Spike Lee has some harsh words for rapper 50 Cent for his gangster rap and "criminal" lifestyle.

Eminem remarries in Rochester Hills

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The suburban Detroit wedding of rap superstar Marshall Mathers, aka Eminem, and his ex-wife, Kim, was described as quietly dignified.

Detroit suburb prepares for celeb wedding

ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich., Jan. 14 (UPI) -- A "virtual army of security" was gathering in the Detroit suburb of Rochester Hills, Mich., Saturday for the wedding of rap superstar Eminem.

Britney Spears heads 'Buzz Index'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 16 (UPI) -- Pop singer and new mom Britney Spears chalked up her third title as the No. 1-most-searched term on the Internet in 2005.

Billboard Music Awards doled out in L.A.

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent and rockers Green Day led the pack with six trophies each at the 2005 Billboard Music Awards in Los Angeles.

Billboard Award nominees announced

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Rapper 50 Cent led all nominees with eight and Mariah Carey was close behind with seven nods Tuesday for the 2005 Billboard Music Awards.

Murder Inc. jury won't hear about 'Fitty'

NEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- The jury was removed from a New York federal courtroom while a witness in the Murder Inc. money laundering trial described the shooting of rapper 50 Cent.

Murder Inc. tied to 50 Cent shooting

NEW YORK, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Federal prosecutors say the man who shot rapper 50 Cent in 2000 was later hired as a bodyguard for the hip-hop recording label, Murder Inc.

Nominees announced for 2005 DEMX awards

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- Paul McCartney, rapper 50 Cent, Coldplay and Cream were among the nominees announced Friday for the second annual DEMX Awards.
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Rapper 50 Cent appears at New York's Virgin Megastore on August 9, 2005 to promo his first autobiography: "From Pieces to Weight: Once upon a time in Southside Queens" published by MTV books. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)
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