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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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Common's Praise For 'Cool' Jolie

16th August 2007

Hip-hop star COMMON has struck up an unlikely friendship with ANGELINA JOLIE on the set of their upcoming movie WANTED. The rapper - real name Lonnie Lynn Jr. - reveals co-star Jolie was "very friendly"...

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Common's Praise For 'Cool' Jolie

16th August 2007

Hip-hop star COMMON has struck up an unlikely friendship with ANGELINA JOLIE on the set of their upcoming movie WANTED. The rapper - real name Lonnie Lynn Jr. - reveals co-star Jolie was "very friendly"...

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Common Visits Jolie And Freeman On Set

14th August 2007

Hip-hop star COMMON performed a personalised rap for ANGELINA JOLIE and MORGAN FREEMAN on the set of their upcoming movie WANTED. The rapper - real name Lonnie Lynn Jr. - recently spent time with the...

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Common Debuts At Number One

8th August 2007

Rapper COMMON has shot straight to the top of the U.S. albums chart with his new disc FINDING FOREVER, holding off competition from rockers KORN's UNTITLED. After two weeks at number one, the latest Now,...

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Common Loves Life Without Modern Technology

12th July 2007

Rapper COMMON refuses to step into the digital age and set up an email account - because he prefers talking to people face-to-face. The Go! star - real name Lonnie Rashid Lynn Jr. - admits...

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Fascinating Fact 3396

14th June 2007

MACY GRAY and COMMON will be part of a SLY + THE FAMILY STONE tribute at the upcoming 15th annual ESPY Awards. The U.S. sports prizegiving will take place in Los Angeles on 15 July...

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Fascinating Fact 3286

24th May 2007

Rapper COMMON - real name LONNIE RASHID LYNN, JR - has launched his own line of headwear and named the collection after his neighbour SOJI, because he "liked the name"....

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Fascinating Fact 3215

8th May 2007

Rapper/actor COMMON has signed up to star alongside ANGELINA JOLIE in comic book adaptation Wanted, and KEANU REEVES and FOREST WHITAKER in THE NIGHT WATCHMAN....

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Common Apologises For Voicing Views On Rape Case

25th April 2007

LATEST: Rap star COMMON has apologised for publicly commenting on a rape case involving the Duke University lacrosse team before knowing the facts of the case. The hip hop star voiced his views about the...

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Common Lines Up All Stars For New Album

10th April 2007

R+B star COMMON's new album is set to be a star-studded affair with LILY ALLEN, KANYE WEST, D'ANGELO, WILL.I.AM and late rapper J DILLA all appearing on tracks. Rapper West produces a handful of tracks...

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Common To Perform At Duke, Despite Student Scandal

23rd February 2007

Rapper COMMON will perform at America's Duke University in April (07), despite last year attacking three members of its lacrosse team accused of raping a stripper. Common slammed the sportsmen during a gig at Emory...

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Simmons Scraps At Keys' Birthday Bash

26th January 2007

Hip hop mogul RUSSELL SIMMONS' estranged wife was at the centre of a fracas during ALICIA KEYS' 27th birthday party in New York on Wednesday (24JAN07) night, according to reports. Soon after guests including MISSY...

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Common Amazed To Rap With Martin Luther King

16th January 2007

Rapper COMMON raised his game to a new level when recording a song for new movie FREEDOM WRITERS - because he was performing alongside the late MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. The hip-hop star teamed up...

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Rappers Sign On For Roles In America Gangster

22nd August 2006

Rappers COMMON, TI and RZA have joined the cast of director RIDLEY SCOTT's new film AMERICAN GANGSTER. Common, real name LONNIE RASHID LYNN JR, TI, real name CLIFFORD JOSEPH HARRIS JR, and RZA, real name...

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Common Cleans Up His Act

4th August 2006

Rapper COMMON vows to start dressing more tastefully, because he is finally aware "not everyone wants to see his a**." The hip-hop star, real name LONNIE RASHID JR, claims people express themselves through their clothing...

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Bedingfield Signs Up As Face Of Gap

21st June 2006

British singer NATASHA BEDINGFIELD will earn more than $400,000 (GBP250,000) after agreeing to model for Gap in the US. The UNWRITTEN star has signed up as the face of the clothing chain alongside veteran actress...

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Surprises In Store At Bonnaroo

19th June 2006

The fifth Bonnaroo Music + Arts Festival in Tennessee, the world's most successful festival, was all about surprises this weekend (15-18JUN06) as TOM PETTY, BRIGHT EYES and former GRATEFUL DEAD star PHIL LESH served up...

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West A Surprise Addition To Coachella

27th April 2006

Superstar rapper KANYE WEST is a last minute addition to the Coachella Valley Arts and Music Festival line-up - just two days before the Californian event takes place. The GOLD DIGGER star joins the likes...

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The Roots Stage Dilla Tribute Shows

29th March 2006

THE ROOTS will host a set of benefit shows in memory of late producer/rapper J DILLA at New York's Radio City Music Hall on 18 and 19 May (06). NAS, COMMON, TALIB KWELI, ERYKAH BADU...

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West Sprains Ankle In Australia

28th March 2006

Rapper KANYE WEST was forced to halt a concert in Australia on Sunday night (26MAR06) after he twisted his ankle. The GOLD DIGGER hitmaker hurt his ankle early in his first set and was forced...

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Kanye + Chili Peppers Top Lollapalooza 2k6

17th March 2006

Rapper KANYE WEST and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS will headline the reimagined Lollapalooza Festival in Chicago, Illinois this summer (06). The two acts will be joined by COMMON, WILCO, DEATH CAB FOR CUTIE and QUEENS...

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Hip-hop Producer J Dilla Dies

12th February 2006

Hip-hop producer and rapper J DILLA has died from the immune disease lupus. He was 32. The musician, real-name JAMES YANCEY, collapsed in his Los Angeles home on Friday (10FEB06) and was found by...

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