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Coolio Facing Lawsuit Over Cancelled Concert Shows

20th November 2014

Rapper Coolio is facing a lawsuit from a South American promoter and former manager over cancelled shows.The Gangsta's Paradise hitmaker reportedly agreed to perform a four-date tour in South America in September (14) and received...

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Coolio Shoots Porn Stars For New Promo

22nd July 2014

Rapper Coolio has shot a racy new promo film featuring a parade of porn stars.The hip-hop veteran struck a deal with bosses of adult website Pornhub, promising to debut his music exclusively on their site...

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British Students Enjoy A Night Of Cooking And Rapping With Coolio

By Joe Wilde | 10th October 2013

Let it never be said that 90's rapper Coolio doesn't know how to treat his fans. The 'Gangsta's Paradise' rapper was performing in Preston and after the show he began talking to a group of...

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Coolio Sings 'Gangsta's Paradise' In College Dorm, Bakes A Peach Crumble [Video]

By Michael West | 10th October 2013

It's great when celebrities and university students mix - it makes for stories like this one. Apparently, while catching up on some golf in Scotland a few years ago, Bill Murray ended up doing the...

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Coolio Cooks And Raps For College Students In England

10th October 2013

Veteran rapper-turned-chef Coolio gave a group of college students the Vip treatment on Tuesday night (08Oct13) after meeting them at his concert in Preston, England and offering to cook for them.The hip-hop star met the...

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Coolio Cleared Over Alleged Domestic Dispute

25th September 2013

Rapper Coolio is off the hook over allegations relating to a domestic dispute with his girlfriend earlier this year (13).The Gangsta's Paradise star, real name Artis Ivey, Jr., was arrested on 1 April (13) after...

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Coolio Selling Music Royalties To Fund Cooking Venture

20th August 2013

Rapper Coolio is auctioning off the royalty rights to his entire music catalogue to help fund his dream of becoming a chef.The bidding for the hip-hop star's 123-song collection, which includes Gangsta's Paradise and Rollin'...

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Rapper Big Boi Joining Celebrity Big Brother

6th August 2013

Outkast rapper Big Boi is set to follow in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop stars Coolio and Sisqo after signing up to appear in the latest series of the U.K.'s Celebrity Big Brother.The star, real...

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Coolio Arrested Over Alleged Attack

16th April 2013

Rapper Coolio has been arrested over allegations he was involved in a nasty bust-up with his girlfriend.The Gangsta's Paradise star - real name Artis Ivey, Jr. - was detained by police on 1 April (13)...

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Coolio: 'Wife Swap Was Faked'

22nd March 2013

Rapper Coolio has caused controversy by alleging his appearance on U.S. reality Tv show Celebrity Wife Swap was faked as he wasn't in a relationship with the woman who posed as his girlfriend.The hip-hop star...

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Coolio's Son Jailed

13th September 2012

Coolio's eldest son has been handed a prison sentence of up to 10 years for his part in an armed robbery.Grtis Ivey, 22, who appeared alongside his rapper dad on reality TV show Coolio's Rules,...

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Coolio's Son Facing At Least Three Years In Prison

15th July 2012

Rapper Coolio's eldest son is facing more than three years in prison after striking a plea deal relating to allegations of armed robbery.Grtis Ivey, 22, and his female friend Shantrice Wilkerson are accused of breaking...

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Coolio Cited In New Police Run-in

12th May 2012

Rapper Coolio had another run-in with Las Vegas cops last week (ends06May12) when his car was pulled over for having expired registration plates.The Gangsta's Paradise star was pulled over by traffic officers after they noticed...

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Michael Madsen Arrested For Domestic Dispute

10th March 2012

Michael Madsen was arrested last night (9 Mar 2012). Michael Madsen had to be taken to a police station in Malibu after the police were called to his house when a 'family dispute' got out...

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Coolio And Son Incarcerated At The Same Las Vegas Jail

9th March 2012

Rapper Coolio has been arrested and jailed at the same prison where his son is currently incarcerated in Las Vegas.Cops found two active bench warrants out for his arrest after pulling the Gangsta's Paradise hitmaker...

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Fascinating Fact 12545

14th December 2011

Musicians Joey Fatone, Coolio and Aaron Carter are set to star in new Food Network competition programme Rachael vs Guy: Celebrity Cook Off. The stars will compete for $50,000 (Gbp31,250) and the money will go...

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Sturgess Took Sleeping Pill From Coolio

4th August 2011

British actor Jim Sturgess was so starstruck when he came face to face with rapper Coolio on a plane trip from London to America he accepted a sleeping pill from the Gangsta's Paradise hitmaker.The Across...

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Charlie Sheen Reacts To 'Big Brother' Rumours

2nd August 2011

Charlie Sheen has responded to speculation he is to appear on the British reality series 'Celebrity Big Brother' - categorically denying he will be a contestant on the revamped show. The Independent newspaper had suggested...

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Club Owner Slams Coolio Over 'Shambolic' Show

15th April 2011

The owner of a nightclub in Minnesota has accused Coolio of taking to the stage drunk at a gig last week (ends10Apr11) and stumbling his way through a shambolic set.The hip-hop star performed at The...

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Nadia Almada Blames Davina For Hate

14th September 2010

Davina McCall has made 'Ultimate Big Brother' housemate Nadia Almada "hate" herself.The Portuguese transsexual - who was evicted after just one week on the show following numerous arguments with fellow contestants Coolio and Ulrika Jonsson...

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Big Brother House To Stay

13th September 2010

'Big Brother' bosses want to keep the house open until 2013. According to planning documents submitted to Hertsmere Council - which covers the area where the 'Big Brother' house is situated in Elstree Studios -...

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Ubb Nadia In Suicide Bid

10th September 2010

'Ultimate Big Brother' contestant Nadia was reportedly rushed to hospital after trying to commit suicide.The transgender winner of the reality show's fifth series was rushed to hospital after being found unconscious by a friend in...

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Nadia 'Ruined' By 'Big Brother'

5th September 2010

Nadia claims returning to the Big Brother house has "ruined" her life and left her suicidal.The transgender former winner of the reality TV show said she has received abuse from members of the public since...

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Coolio Leaves Ubb

29th August 2010

Coolio has left the 'Ultimate Big Brother' house.The rapper - a contestant in the sixth celebrity series of the show - walked out of the compound yesterday (28.08.10) afternoon following another explosive row with Nadia.The...

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John Mccririck's Ubb Strike

26th August 2010

John McCririck has gone on strike in the 'Ultimate Big Brother' house.The horse racing commentator has vowed not to speak to his housemates or Big Brother until they promise to give into his mystery demands.John...

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Michelle Bass To Enter Ubb With Victor?

26th August 2010

Michelle Bass and Victor Ebuwa are set to enter the 'Ultimate Big Brother' house tomorrow (27.08.10).The fiery duo - who appeared in 'Big Brother 5' in 2004 - are reportedly set to join the current...

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Ultimate Big Brother Contestants Announced

24th August 2010

Chantelle Houghton and her ex-husband Preston have reunited in 'Ultimate Big Brother' tonight (24.08.10).The former couple - who met on the celebrity version of the show in 2006, married later that year and then divorced...

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Vanessa Feltz For Ultimate Bb?

24th August 2010

Vanessa Feltz is set to appear in 'Ultimate Big Brother'.The TV star - who had a breakdown in 'Celebrity Big Brother' when she was a contestant in 2001 - is preparing to return to the...

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Fascinating Fact 9415

7th June 2010

Hip-hop star COOLIO has gone under the needle for a new tattoo in honour of his tour mates Insane Clown Posse. The body art, on his arm, reads "Jugalo Cool" in reference to the rap...

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Chris Rock Jealous Of Gervais

29th May 2010

Chris Rock is jealous of Ricky Gervais.The comedian-and-actor - who was voted as the fifth greatest stand-up act of all time by Comedy Central - has admitted he gets envious of 'The Office' star's talents....

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