Duchess of York to enjoy model New Year's

LONDON, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Sarah, the duchess of York, and her two daughters have plans to ring in the New Year with supermodel Kate Moss at a party in Thailand.

New Diddy album maybe his last

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Rapper Diddy's new album, "Press Play," may well be his last.

Diddy can't use 'Diddy' in Britain

LONDON, Sept. 9 (UPI) -- Scratch "Diddy" as a moniker for U.S. rapper-actor-entertainment mogul Sean Comb in Britain after reaching an out-of-court settlement.

R. Kelly added to MTV awards performers

MIAMI, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Controversial but popular R&B singer R. Kelly was added Tuesday to the list of performers for the MTV Video Music Awards ceremony in Miami.

P. Diddy drops the 'P.'

NEW YORK, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- The artist formerly known as Sean Combs, Puff Daddy and Puffy has added P. Diddy to the formerly known as list.

P. Diddy clothing worker claims harassment

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- An employee of P. Diddy's Sean John clothing company claims in a federal lawsuit she was sexually harrassed by a New York co-worker.

Feature: ASCAP honors Mark Snow

LOS ANGELES, April 25 (UPI) -- "The X-Files" composer Mark Snow is being honored this week by the American Society of Composers and Publishers for a career that in many ways exemplifies the t
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Las Vegas declares Diddy Day

LAS VEGAS, April 16 (UPI) -- Las Vegas declared April 15th Diddy Day in honor of Sean Combs, the rapper otherwise known as P. Diddy.

MTV, Sean Combs announce deal

NEW YORK, March 23 (UPI) -- MTV and rapper/entrepreneur Sean "P. Diddy" Combs have agreed to a production deal with Combs' company Bad Boy Entertainment.

Chris Tucker to emcee NAACP Image Awards

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Actor-comedian Chris Tucker will emcee the 36th NAACP Image Awards in Los Angeles, Fox TV announced Thursday.

P. Diddy sued over book deal

NEW YORK, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- New York-based Random House has sued rapper Sean "P. Diddy" Combs for keeping a $300,000 advance for an autobiography he never wrote.

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2,000 new Oxford English Dictionary entries

NEW YORK, Dec. 14 (UPI) -- The word "Benjamin," meaning a $100-bill or large sum of money, is one of the new words in the British 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary.

Get-out-the-vote rally draws 6,000 fans

DETROIT, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- More than 6,000 people came out for the Detroit stop of P. Diddy's "Vote or Die" rally, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday.

Dell tops Fortune's under-40 rich list

NEW YORK, Sept. 10 (UPI) -- Michael Dell, chairman and founder of Dell Computer, is still No. 1 on Fortune Magazine's latest 40 under 40 list -- the 40 richest Americans under age 40.

Oprah to attend freedom museum gala

CINCINNATI, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- Talk show host Oprah Winfrey will join actress Angela Bassett and rapper Sean Combs at the Cincinnati gala for the National Underground Railroad Center.

Analysis: Hip-hop election?

LOS ANGELES, July 23 (UPI) -- When the Democratic National Convention opens Monday, one of the many related activities in Boston will be the Hip-Hop Summit Action Network drive to register more new young voters -- a campaign that organizers hope will get the attention of politicians w
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Estee Lauder, P. Diddy to create scent

NEW YORK, May 21 (UPI) -- Cosmetics company Estee Lauder announced Friday it will pair up with hip-hopper P. Diddy to create a men's fragrance, the New York Times reports.

'Cosby' mom is best, poll says

NEW YORK, May 4 (UPI) -- "The Cosby Show's" Clare Huxtable, the witty, smart woman who kept five children and a husband in line, has been voted as U.S. TV's most popular mom.

P. Diddy's limo driver wants retribution

NEW YORK, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- P. Diddy's limo driver said his life was ruined the night he drove the rap singer and then-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez away from a 1999 shooting incident.

P.Diddy's ex wants more child support

NEW YORK, Jan. 21 (UPI) -- P. Diddy's ex-girlfriend has sued the rap mogul for $30,000 more in monthly child support for their 9-year-old son, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

J.Lo spotted dancing with ex-beau P. Diddy

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Jennifer Lopez, who has a highly public relationship with Ben Affleck, dined and danced with former fiance P.Diddy at a Miami Beach club over the weekend.

Guests dressed in white for Sean Combs

EAST HAMPTON, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) -- Knights who were not in white satin were turned away from Sean "P. Diddy" Combs' "Absolut Whites Party" Sunday at his posh New York estate.

Rock News Two: The week in pop

Spin readers cast their ballots in the Spin Readers Poll 2002; results will be published in the February issue, on newsstands Jan. 14.
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Rock News: Music's high and low notes

Nominations for the the 45th annual Grammy Awards are among the most evenly distributed in the history of the music industry awards ceremony.
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