October 11, 2012 |
Boot camp on "The X Factor" came to an end Wednesday night, crushing dreams as the 60 remaining acts shrank to a tidy 24. It was the best of times for some, the worst for others, and probably completely confusing for the singers who were eliminated and then called back shortly thereafter to be told they were no longer soloists, but rather part of groups that could either take over the world (like the British "X Factor"-created boy band One Direction)...
February 2, 2008 |
Celebrity-watching will be part of the fun as New Orleans begins gearing up for Mardi Gras this weekend. Kevin Costner will serve as grand marshal of today's Krewe of Endymion, one of the largest, glitziest parades. He'll be joined by the Doobie Brothers and Belinda Carlisle, former lead singer of the Go-Go's. On Sunday, wrestler and reality TV star Hulk Hogan will reign as king of the Krewe of Bacchus. The rap group Salt-N-Pepa (Cheryl James and Sandy Denton) will ride a float in Monday's Krewe of Orpheus parade.
March 7, 2006 |
The cameras at the 78th annual Academy Awards flashed in the faces of many celebrities Sunday, but none shined back as brightly as Three 6 Mafia, thanks to the rap group's diamond-encrusted grins. The Tennessee hip-hop collective won for best original song, and no one seemed more shocked than the members themselves. They bounded to center stage, deliriously happy that academy voters had embraced a hit called "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp." The excitement was still swirling Monday morning.
December 15, 2005 |
Investigators in Boston were searching for suspects in the city's bloodiest crime in a decade after four men were fatally shot in a basement that neighbors said was used as practice space by a rap group. Three men were found dead at the house and a fourth died at a hospital, Police Supt. Bobbie Johnson said. The men were in their late teens and early 20s. "It's much too early to speculate on a motive in this incident," Police Commissioner Kathleen O'Toole said.
October 23, 2003 |
The new single from rap group G-Unit is called "Stunt 101." But the stunt being watched most closely by industry marketers is how Interscope Records is selling the music. The company is about to launch an ad campaign that will turn the forthcoming release into a kind of lottery, a la "Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory." The Vivendi Universal-owned label is hiding "golden tickets" in four of the first 500,000 copies of the album, which features rap star 50 Cent and hits stores Nov. 18.
October 31, 2002 |
Jam Master Jay, part of the pioneering rap trio Run DMC, was shot and killed Wednesday, the group's publicist said. Publicist Tracy Miller confirmed the death of the 37-year-old disc jockey, whose real name was Jason Mizell. He was shot once in the head and was dead at the scene, said police Det. Robert Price. He said the shooter remained at large and police had no information on a motive.