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Lady Gaga Plays Surprise Show At Ronnie Scott's

Lady Gaga performed a surprise set at London jazz club Ronnie Scott's last night (09.06.15).The 'Do What U Want' hitmaker had been scheduled to perform a charity concert in the city's Royal Albert Hall alongside...

Mos Def Misses Sydney Gig After Travel Problems

Rapper Mos Def had to cancel a performance at the inaugural Soulfest tour in Sydney, Australia on Saturday (18Oct14) after missing his flight.The New York native, aka Yasiin Bey, broke the news to fans via...

Bobby Womack Biopic In The Works

Mos Def and Samuel L. Jackson have emerged as the frontrunners to play Bobby Womack in a biopic about the soul legend, who died earlier this year (14).The Across 110th Street singer's longtime tour manager...

Jennifer Aniston Is The Unwanted Hostage In 'Life Of Crime' [Trailer]

Life of Crime sees Jennifer Aniston put in the awkward position of unwanted hostage; her husband (Tim Robbins) wants rid so won’t put up the ransom, and the kidnappers have a dud payload on...

Mos Def Cancels North American Tour Over Immigration Issues

Rapper Mos Def has been forced to cancel his North American tour over immigration issues.The Brooklyn, New York native has been banned from re-entering the U.S. for undisclosed reasons, according to AllHipHop.com....

Toronto Film Festival To Open With Wikileaks Movie 'The Fifth Estate' [Trailer]

The Fifth Estate, the Benedict Cumberbatch-starring biopic of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, will be the opening film at at this years annual Toronto International Film Festival. The film festival will also feature advanced screenings of...

Mos Def Is Force Fed In Solidarity With GuantáNamo Detainees [Video]

Some celebrities lend their name to campaigns and will occasionally 'retweet' a good cause but singer Mos Def, more recently known as Yasiin Bey, has taken political rallying to the extreme by volunteering to undergo...

Mos Def Stars In Harrowing Guantanamo Bay Video

Rapper Mos Def was left in tears, begging for mercy in a hard-hitting new video as he was given a taste of what hunger-striking detainees at Guantanamo Bay have to allegedly endure as medics force...

Rapper Yasiin Bey (Aka Mos Def) Force-fed Under Guantanamo Bay Conditions In Protest Video

Yasiin Bey, the rapper, actor and activist also known as Mos Def, has appeared in a video that shows him being force fed as part of a protest video aimed at ending the US' policy...

Mos Def's Guantanamo Bay Treatment - Rapper Endures Force Feeding

In an experiment designed to reveal the true extent of what Guantanamo Bay prisoners are going through, Yasiin Bey – better known by his previous rap pseudonym Mos Def – underwent the mandatory, standard practice...

Jennifer Aniston To Play In 'Jackie Brown' Prequel, Is Unfazed Over Topless Shoots

Jennifer Aniston has joined the cast of 'The Switch', a prequel to Tarantino's 'Jackie Brown'. Jennifer Aniston has also revealed that she isn't bothered about going topless for movies.'The Switch', which will be based on...

Rap Duo Black Star Cancel U.s. Tour Dates

Hip-hop stars Mos Def and Talib Kweli have axed a string of upcoming U.S. tour dates.The duo, performing together as Black Star, was due to play shows in cities including New York, Los Angeles, Las...

Mos Def To Change Name

Mos Def is set to change his name by the end of the year and will call himself Yasiin."I'm actually doing it, I'm retiring the name Mos Def after 2011" he told Mtv.com "Mos Def...

Mos Def To Start 2012 As Yasiin

Mos Def is retiring his famous name at the end of 2011.The rapper/actor will start 2012 under the moniker Yasiin. He tells Mtv2's Sucker Free show, "Mos Def is a name that I built and...

Daniel Radcliffe Talks Up Rickman's Oscar Chances

Daniel Radcliffe has suggested his Harry Potter co-star Alan Rickman should be nominated for 'Best Supporting Actor' at this year's award ceremonies. Speaking via video-link at the 'Deathly Hallows' press conference, Radcliffe described Rickman's performance...

Lauryn Hill Expecting Sixth Child With Marley?

Lauryn Hill, the Grammy Award-winning singer, is expecting her sixth child with boyfriend Rohan Marley, reports E! Online. Lauryn Hill announced the news during a performance in Detroit on Saturday (4th June 2011), telling the...

World Mourns Death Of 'Godfather Of Hip-hop' Gil Scott-heron

Gil Scott-heron, often dubbed as the 'Godfather of Hip-Hop', died yesterday (27 May 2011) aged 62. Whilst the cause of death is not clear, it is known that Gil Scott-heron died in a New York...

Edward James Olmos To Play Professor On Dexter

Edward James Olmos, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for playing 'William Adama' in 'Battlestar Galactica', has joined the cast of Showtime's 'Dexter', according to the Hollywood Reporter. Edward James Olmos, who has also won Golden...

Mos Def To Star In Sixth Season Of Dexter

Mos Def, the American rapper and actor, has signed on to join award-winning cast of crime saga 'Dexter', reports Mtv News. Mos Def will take on the role of ex-con 'Brother Sam', a religious and...

Mos Def Scraps Tour Down Under

Rapper MOS DEF has disappointed fans in Australasia by mysteriously axing his tour of the continent.The hip-hop star was scheduled to kick off a series of gigs in Auckland, New Zealand on Wednesday (19Jan11), with...

Kanye's All-star Album Line-up

M.I.A, La Roux and Alicia Keys, among others, are set to appear on Kanye West's new album. The 'Runaway' rapper announced his fifth album will be called 'My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy' earlier this week,...

West Signs Mos Def

KANYE WEST has thrown his support behind fellow rapper MOS DEF by signing the Grammy-nominee to his record label.The Stronger hitmaker collaborated with the hip-hop star on tracks for his College Dropout album and the...

Mos Def Sued Over Gig 'No-show'

Hip-hop star MOS DEF is facing a lawsuit from concert promoters who allege he cancelled a show just 24 hours before his scheduled slot.The rapper was due to perform at the Kool Haus in Toronto,...

Family Tragedy Forces Mos Def To Scrap Glastonbury Show

Rapper MOS DEF cancelled his appearance at the Glastonbury festival in England due to a death in the family.The hitmaker and actor was scheduled to perform on Friday night (25Jun10) - but he was a...

Kravitz, Robbins & Mos Def Team Up For Gulf Aid Charity Track

LENNY KRAVITZ, MOS DEF and actor TIM ROBBINS have teamed up to record a new benefit single to raise cash for the victims of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.The trio is part of the...

Gorillaz Accused Of Stealing 'Stylo'

Gorillaz have been accused of stealing their new single, 'Stylo', from singer Eddy Grant. 'Electric Avenue' singer Eddy said the cartoon group's latest hit takes directly from his song 'Time Warp' - originally released in...

Gorillaz Confirm Collaborations

Lou Reed, Snoop Dogg and members of The Clash are among the collaborators on Gorillaz' new album.The animated band - the creation of Blur singer Damon Albarn and artist Jamie Hewlett - are preparing for...

Combs Joins Mos Def On Stage In New York

SEAN COMBS thrilled fans in New York City on Sunday night (17Jan10) by joining MOS DEF on stage at a special concert to celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day (18Jan10).The rapper was performing at the...

Hip-hop Matriarchs Head Panel For Single Mums

The mothers of top rap artists COMMON, MOS DEF and TALIB KWELI are teaming up to run a workshop in New York to provide single mums with tips on how to raise young black sons.Dr....

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