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Danity Kane releases comeback single 'Lemonade'

Danity Kane releases comeback single 'Lemonade'

LOS ANGELES, May 16 (UPI) --The Sean Combs-created band Danity Kane has released a new single following their eight-year hiatus.
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Sean Combs changes his name back to Puff Daddy

Sean Combs changes his name back to Puff Daddy

March 25 (UPI) -- The New York-based rapper is going back to the name that made him a star.
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Biggie Smalls remembered by Diddy 17 years after his death

Biggie Smalls remembered by Diddy 17 years after his death

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Diddy took to social media on Sunday to pay tribute to his late friend and rapper Biggie Smalls.
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High number of 'swatting' calls probed

LOS ANGELES, April 7 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said they are investigating last week's particularly large number of "swatting" calls -- hoax 911 calls -- involving celebrities' homes.

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Swatting calls target Timberlake, Gomez

Swatting calls target Timberlake, Gomez

LOS ANGELES, April 6 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said 911 calls they received reporting trouble at the homes of celebrities Justin Timberlake and Selena Gomez Friday were "swatting" hoaxes.
Jermaine changes last name from Jackson to Jacksun

Jermaine changes last name from Jackson to Jacksun

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 (UPI) -- Jermaine Jackson, a member of the Jackson musical dynasty, has legally changed his last name to Jacksun, Los Angeles court documents show.
Springsteen to kick off Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

Springsteen to kick off Hurricane Sandy benefit concert

NEW YORK, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band are to kick off Wednesday's star-studded Hurricane Sandy concert in New York, organizers said.

3 detained in Bangladesh factory fire

ASHULIA, Bangladesh, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Police have detained three mid-level managers they say may have locked doors to a Bangladesh garment factory during a fire that killed at least 112 people.

Stylist June Ambrose gets own VH1 show

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 19 (UPI) -- Hollywood stylist June Ambrose will star in her own half-hour docu-series, starting next year, VH1 announced Monday.
Combs to guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0'

Combs to guest star on 'Hawaii Five-0'

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Hip-hop mogul and actor Sean Combs is to guest star in an upcoming episode of "Hawaii Five-0, CBS announced.
Stars line up for BET Haiti benefit

Stars line up for BET Haiti benefit

NEW YORK, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- BET Networks says it is organizing a benefit concert called "SOS Saving OurSelves: Help for Haiti" with Queen Latifah, Sean Combs and Pharrell Williams.

Woolard: 'Notorious' role caused unease

NEW YORK, Jan. 11 (UPI) -- Rapper Jamal Woolard says he paid so much attention to imitating the late rapper Biggie Smalls for the U.S. movie "Notorious" he made other people uneasy.
Brosnan, Bullock to be Globes presenters

Brosnan, Bullock to be Globes presenters

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 9 (UPI) -- Pierce Brosnan, Sandra Bullock, Gerard Butler, Sean Combs and Zac Efron have agreed to be presenters at the upcoming Golden Globes show in Los Angeles.

Winfrey helps honor Taylor of Essence

NEW YORK, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- Susan L. Taylor, editor-in-chief of Essence magazine, will be honored in part by famed TV host Oprah Winfrey at a New York event, a press group says.
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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)
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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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