Sean Combs slams Tupac report

Sean Combs slams Tupac report

NEW YORK, March 17 (UPI) -- Sean Combs and talent manager Jimmy Rosemond vehemently deny a report claiming they were connected to the 1994 New York shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur.
Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic

Newcomer to play Biggie in bio-pic

LOS ANGELES, March 6 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Angela Bassett, Derek Luke and Anthony Mackie have signed on for roles in "Notorious," the upcoming Notorious B.I.G. bio-pic.
Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

Elton John party raises $5.1M for charity

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- The 16th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation Academy Awards viewing party raised $5.1 million in Los Angeles Sunday night, the foundation announced Monday.
Madonna gala raises $5.1M for aid

Madonna gala raises $5.1M for aid

NEW YORK, Feb. 7 (UPI) -- The New York gala that Gucci and Madonna presided over Wednesday raised an estimated $5.1 million for Raising Malawi and UNICEF, Gucci said.

Sean Combs won't be charged in club brawl

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Rap mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs won't face criminal charges in connection with last month's altercation with an acquaintance at a New York nightclub.

Macy's plans celebrity-studded campaign

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Macy’s plans a $100 million fall ad drive starring Martha Stewart, Donald Trump and Jessica Simpson in an effort to bolster sagging sales, a report says.

New film examines celebrity and the media

NEW YORK, July 15 (UPI) -- British actress Sienna Miller says she enjoyed playing with the ideas of celebrity, public personas and the media in Steve Buscemi's new film, "Interview."

Sienna eyed in Diddy breakup

LONDON, July 5 (UPI) -- Rumors abound that British starlet Sienna Miller might be the reason U.S. rap mogul P. Diddy is estranged from the mother of his three children.

Scheduling kept Beckhams from Elton bash

LONDON, March 28 (UPI) -- A scheduling conflict, not a falling out, apparently kept David and Victoria Beckham away from Elton John's New York 60th birthday bash last weekend.

Diddy's legal woes span two continents

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- A 27-year-old real estate broker claimed rapper Sean Combs punched him in the face at a post-Academy Awards party in Los Angeles.

Leon returning to Broadway with 'Tin Roof'

NEW YORK, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Stage director Kenny Leon is set to offer Broadway audiences a fourth production with an upcoming rendition of Tennessee Williams' "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof." With a tentative launch date during the 2007-08 season, Leon's newest stage production will not onl

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.
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Sean Combs
Model Tyson Beckford and Sean "P Diddy" Combs (left) pose on July 20, 2004 in promotional t-shirts for Combs Citizen Change, a national non partisan organization created to motivate Americans between ages 18-30 to vote on November 2nd. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage name Diddy or P. Diddy, is an American rapper, singer, record producer, actor, and businessman. He has won three Grammy Awards and two MTV Video Music Awards, and his clothing line earned a Council of Fashion Designers of America award. He was originally known as Puff Daddy and then as P. Diddy (Puff and Puffy being often used as a nickname, but never as recording names). In August 2005, he changed his stage name to simply "Diddy", but continues to use the name P. Diddy in the United Kingdom as the result of a lawsuit. He formed and recorded with the group "Diddy - Dirty Money".

Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. He worked as a talent director at Uptown Records and then founded Bad Boy Records in 1993. His business interests under the umbrella of Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide include Bad Boy Records; the clothing lines Sean John & Sean by Sean Combs; a movie production company; and two restaurants. He has taken the roles of recording executive, performer, producer of MTV's Making the Band, writer, arranger, clothing designer, and Broadway actor. In 2011 Forbes estimated his net worth at $475 million, making him the richest figure in hip hop.

Sean Combs was born in a public housing project in Harlem, New York, the son of Janice, a model and teacher, and Melvin Earl Combs. He grew up in Mount Vernon, New York. When Combs was a child, his father, aged 33, an associate of Frank Lucas (the New York drug lord), was shot to death in his car at a Manhattan park after attending a party. Lucas and rival gangster Nicky Barnes both publicly state that they were close to Melvin.

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