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Paris Hilton Walks The Runway In Milan

The socialite-turned-celebrity DJ is usually among the celebrities in the front row at fashion shows around the world, but this week, she got in on the action as she joined the likes of...

Fat Joe Settles Royalties Lawsuit With Big Pun's Widow

Liza Rios sued the Lean Back star in 2014, claiming he agreed to split the profits from Big Pun's songs with her after her husband died in 2000, and revealing she hadn't been...

Fat Joe: 'Passing On Signing Eminem To My Record Label Is My Biggest Regret'

The Without Me hitmaker approached Fat Joe several times before finding mainstream success, but the Lean Back hitmaker refused to take a chance on the little-known Michigan rapper, who went on to become...

Fat Joe Battled Depression After Big Pun Death

Rapper Fat Joe fell into a deep depression after losing his protege Big Pun as he also struggled to come to terms with the deaths of two close family members.The Lean Back hitmaker reveals he...

Big Pun's Widow Sues Fat Joe For Shared Royalties

The widow of rapper Fat Joe's protege Big Pun has slapped the Lean Back hitmaker with a lawsuit, alleging he has reneged on a deal he made with her over song royalties.Liza Rios claims Fat...

Drake And Chris Brown's Shows 'Monitored' By Police

Drake and Chris Brown are being monitored by police. The rappers' club appearances and performances are said to be under observation by a group of officers from the NYPD - known as the 'Hip-Hop' squad...

Jennifer Lopez Returns To The Bronx For 15th Anniversary Gig

She really is still Jenny from the block. Fifteen years into her successful career, Jennifer Lopez returned to her home for her first ever concert in the Bronx Wednesday night. There’s a theme here –...

Rapper Fat Joe Returns To Work Following Prison Stint

Rapper Fat Joe has signed on to take charge of the urban and Latino division of Internet-based marketing company Market America just four months after his release from jail.The Lean Back hitmaker, real name Joseph...

Fat Joe Blames Accountant For Prison Stint

Rapper Fat Joe has alleged a rogue accountant was to blame for his conviction on tax evasion charges.The hip-hop star, real name Joseph Cartagena, spent three months in jail last year (13) after admitting failing...

Remy Ma Reconciles With Fat Joe

Incarcerated rapper Remy Ma has reconciled with former Terror Squad member Fat Joe months before her release from prison.The Lean Back star, real name Reminisce Smith, has been behind bars since the 2008 conviction for...

Fat Joe Leaves Prison

Rapper Fat Joe was released from prison in time to spend America's Thanksgiving holiday (28Nov13) with his family.The hip-hop star, real name Joseph Cartagena, was jailed in Miami, Florida in August (13) after he pleaded...

Fat Joe Begins 4 Month Prison Sentence For Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe has turned himself into Miami Police today (26th August) in order to serve a four month prison sentence. Fat Joe -whose real name is Joseph Cartagena- was sentenced in December for tax...

Fat Joe Behind Bars For Tax Evasion Sentence

Rapper Fat Joe has arrived at a prison in Miami, Florida to begin a four month spell behind bars for tax evasion.The slimmed-down hitmaker, real name Joseph Cartagena, turned himself in to authorities at the...

Fat Joe Sentenced To Prison For Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe has been sentenced to four months behind bars after pleading guilty to two counts of tax evasion.The Lean Back hitmaker, who was accused of owing almost $718,038 (£463,250) in back taxes to...

Fat Joe Addresses Tax Issues

Rapper Fat Joe has opened up about his tax woes, insisting he fears he will end up behind bars for putting his trust in educated financial advisers.The Lean Back hitmaker is facing two years behind...

$718,000 Tax Dodge Could Spell Two Years In Jail For Fat Joe

He might have hit the headlines for having beef with 50 Cent of late, but it was Magistrate Judge Cathy Waldor who had a few words to say to rapper Fat Joe recently. On Thursday...

Fat Joe Pleads Guilty To Tax Evasion

Rapper Fat Joe is facing two years behind bars after pleading guilty to two counts of of tax evasion.The Lean Back hitmaker, real name Joseph Cartagena, has been accused of owing nearly $718,038 (£448,773) in...

Fat Joe Guilty: Rapper Found Guilty Of Tax Evasion

Rap entrepreneur Fat Joe was found guilty of tax evasion today (Dec. 20), with prosecutors charging him for failing to pay taxes on the $3 million in income he earned over two years for performances...

50 Cent: 'Fat Joe Rivalry Could Have Ended In Tragedy'

50 Cent is relieved to have finally settled his longrunning feud with rap rival Fat Joe because he feared their vicious war of words would end in tragedy.The In Da Club hitmaker approached Fat Joe...

50 Cent And Fat Joe Shake Hands To Settle Rivalry

Rival rappers 50 Cent and Fat Joe have settled their longrunning feud in honour of their mutual friend, late hip-hop mogul Chris Lighty.The rap community was left devastated in August (12) when the popular talent...

Chris Lighty: Memorial Service Attracts Hip Hop Giants

The memorial for Chris Lighty drew hip-hop stars from the past and present to celebrate the rap mogul's life, reports The New York Daily News. Following his tragic death, the memorial service for Chris Lighty...

Chris Lighty Suicide Shocks Hip-hop Community

Chris Lighty's suicide has caused a mass of tributes from the hip-hop community, reports The New York Daily News.The hip-hop entrepreneur, mogul and manager of the stars was found dead by his pool with a...

Fat Joe To Be Inducted Into Hometown Hall Of Fame

Rapper Fat Joe is to be inducted into his hometown hall of fame in New York next month (May12).The Lean Back hitmaker will be honoured for his musical achievements by members of the Bronx Tourism...

Fat Joe Splits From Wife

Rapper Fat Joe has split from his wife of 17 years, according to U.S. reports.The Lean Back hitmaker, real name Joe Cartagena, and his wife Lorena recently parted ways amid claims of his infidelity, reports...

Fat Joe To Promote Healthy Eating At Fitness Event

Rapper Fat Joe is set to perform at a healthy lifestyle event in New Jersey to encourage fans to fight the flab.The Lean Back hitmaker wowed fans last year (11) after he dropped more than...

Lil Wayne And Fat Joe To Coach Celebrity Basketball Tournament

Rappers Lil Wayne and Fat Joe are set to become sports coaches for a day as part of basketball star Dwight Howard's charity tournament this weekend (13Nov11).The pair will coach professional Nba players such as...

Fat Joe Not Changing Name To Reflect Slimmer Figure

Rapper Fat Joe has no intention of changing his stage name after slimming down by more than 100 pounds (45 kilograms) - insisting he'll always be "fat at heart".The Lean Back hitmaker's portly frame earned...

No Weighing Scale Was 'Big Enough' For Fat Joe

Rapper Fat Joe has no idea how much he weighed at the height of his health woes because no scale was big enough to read his poundage.The Lean Back hitmaker earned his stage name from...

50 Cent To Release Debut Novel 'Playground' In 2012

50 Cent, the American rapper best known for his hits 'In Da Club' and 'Candy Shop', is penning a novel inspired by his childhood experiences with bullying. After signing a deal with Penguin's Young Reader...

Fat Joe Slimmed Down After Pals' Heart Attacks

Rapper Fat Joe was scared into losing weight after seven of his friends died from a heart attack in their thirties.The hip-hop star, 40, is famed for his portly frame and once tipped the scales...

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