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Common Launches Book Club For Teens

11th March 2009

Rapper COMMON has launched an online book club to encourage literacy and creative writing among youths. The socially-conscious MC, who has previously turned his hand to writing children books, has set up The Corner Book Club...

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Fascinating Fact 6888

20th February 2009

Rapper COMMON has been unveiled as the spokesmodel for a range of retro-style T-shirts by software giant Microsoft. One shirt features lyrics from the hip-hop star's 1994 song I Used to Love H.E.R....

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Common: 'Obama Will Influence Hip-hop'

15th December 2008

Hip-hop is set for a big happy boost as a result of BARACK OBAMA's U.S. election victory, according to rapper/actor COMMON. The Wanted star insists the public was getting tired of rappers writing about guns,...

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Common Switches On To Modern Technology

21st November 2008

Rapper/actor COMMON is so weary of new technology, he's only now learning how to make full use of the internet. The Go star, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn, Jr., has made millions from his music...

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Common Open To Secretary Of State Post

21st November 2008

Rapper/actor COMMON is appealing to U.S. President-elect BARACK OBAMA to consider him for the role of Secretary of State - because potential candidate HILLARY CLINTON could never match his rhyming skills. The Wanted actor has...

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Common's Police Shock

30th October 2008

Rapper COMMON is convinced his fame has turned him into a target for people desperate for a career boost - after a police officer who stopped him for a traffic violation asked him for a...

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Common's Album Delayed Again

28th October 2008

Rapper COMMON has delayed the release of his upcoming album for a second time. The hip-hop star's eighth LP, Universal Mind Control, was originally set to hit shops this summer (08), but was subsequently pushed...

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Jolie Forces Common To Revisit Tattoo Rule

27th June 2008

Rapper COMMON has been forced to reconsider his rule about tattoos on women after co-starring with ANGELINA JOLIE in new action film WANTED. The Chicago-born star isn't a fan of skin art and has always...

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The Things They Say 8612

17th June 2008

"BRAD PITT's a good dude. We hung out and he was a cool cat. (ANGELINA JOLIE's) an incredible mother, a beautiful mother. She has so much realness to her." Rapper-turned-actor COMMON has high praise for...

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Common Launches Literacy Campaign

6th June 2008

Rapper COMMON is encouraging teenagers to read - by promoting a book club for American kids. The Chicago-born star - real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn - is using his Common Ground Foundation to promote The...

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Rappers Sued By Late Jazz Legend's Estate

23rd May 2008

Rap superstars KANYE WEST, METHOD MAN, REDMAN and COMMON have been accused of using late jazz legend JOE FARRELL's music without permission. Farrell's daughter, Kathleen Firrantello, filed a lawsuit against the hip hop stars and...

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Common Lands Terminator Role

7th May 2008

Rapper COMMON has landed a high-profile role in the fourth instatement of THE TERMINATOR movie franchise. Common - real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn - will star Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins alongside Christian Bale. The...

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Fascinating Fact 5282

7th May 2008

Rap star COMMON has been added to the cast of the fourth TERMINATOR movie, TERMINATOR SALVATION: THE FUTURE BEGINS. CHRISTIAN BALE will star in the sci-fi film, which will be directed by MCG....

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Common Dating Tennis Ace Williams?

18th April 2008

Rapper-turned-actor COMMON has scored another top date after reportedly courting tennis ace SERENA WILLIAMS. The acclaimed hitmaker and the sports star have been spotted clubbing in both Los Angeles and Miami, Florida recently, where fellow...

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The Things They Say 7976

15th April 2008

"I pray and hope that it happens. To even be mentioned in that world is an honour for me because growing up you never saw any superheroes that were black. My daughter played Wonder Woman...

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Fascinating Fact 4923

28th February 2008

GREEN DAY star BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG, MIA, COMMON and JOAN JETT are among the musicians who appear alongside the likenesses of late icons IAN CURTIS and SID VICIOUS in a new advertising campaign celebrating shoe...

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Fascinating Fact 4739

31st January 2008

Hip-hop group THE ROOTS are to collaborate with rockers FALL OUT BOY on a track for their next album RISING DOWN. The disc is also set to feature rappers COMMON, MOS DEF and LUPE FIASCO.

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Common Prepares For Acting Career

30th November 2007

Rapper COMMON has been studying the performances of film legends ROBERT DE NIRO and MARLON BRANDO in an attempt to boost his acting career. The star - real name Lonnie Lynn Jr. - has had...

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The Things They Say 6330

30th November 2007

"She is tiny, yet full of life. I love her personality, she has grit." Rapper COMMON on British pop star LILY ALLEN.

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Williams And Common Dating?

20th November 2007

Tennis superstar SERENA WILLIAMS is dating rapper COMMON according to reports. The pair - who appeared together in Common's latest video I Want You - were spotted hand in hand at a New York party...

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Washington Becomes Common's Real-life Love Interest

14th November 2007

RAY star KERRY WASHINGTON is dating COMMON after playing his love interest in a new video. Washington, who ended her engagement to actor David Moscow six months ago, and Common, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn...

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Common To Leave Rap For Hollywood

6th November 2007

COMMON is planning to ditch his music career for Hollywood, because he feels he will be more successful as an actor than he will ever be as a rapper. The star - born Lonnie Rashid...

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Fascinating Fact 4177

26th October 2007

RAY star KERRY WASHINGTON only agreed to play rapper COMMON's love interest in his new video I WANT YOU if she could co-direct the promo. The video features cameos from KANYE WEST, WILL.I.AM and tennis...

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Common Urges T.i. To Pray Over Charges

21st October 2007

Rapper COMMON has voiced his support for his AMERICAN GANGSTER co-star T.I. after he was taken into custody over weapons charges. Common, real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr, who plays T.I's dad in the film,...

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Kanye, Common And T.i. Lead B.e.t. Hip-hop Awards

14th October 2007

Rappers KANYE WEST, COMMON and T.I. were the main winners at the 2007 B.E.T. Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Georgia, on Saturday (13Oct07), with the artists taking home two gongs each. The second annual ceremony was...

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Common Launches Youth Foundation

11th October 2007

Actor/rapper COMMON is to launch his own initiative to educate disadvantaged youths in a bid to make them more aware of worldwide issues like HIV and AIDS. The Smoking Aces star - real name Lonnie...

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Celebrities Blast Spears' Comeback Performance

10th September 2007

BRITNEY SPEARS is reeling after rap stars AKON and COMMON blasted her much-hyped comeback performance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas on Sunday (09Sep07). The singer, making her first major public appearance...

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Fascinating Fact 3884

6th September 2007

Hip-hop star COMMON once worked as a ballboy for basketball team the Chicago Bulls during sporting legend MICHAEL JORDAN's tenure with the team....

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Gay Fans Prompt Common To Rethink Homophobic Comments

5th September 2007

Hip-hop star COMMON has pledged to stop using gay slurs in his songs after homosexual fans made their feelings known about his lyrics. The singer admits he didn't realise his words were upsetting fans until...

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Fascinating Fact 3835

28th August 2007

Actor JEREMY PIVEN makes a cameo appearance in rapper COMMON's new music video DRIVIN' ME WILD. The pair co-starred in movie SMOKIN' ACES....

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