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April 3, 2013 | By Richard Winton
Sean Combs' Toluca Lake home was the latest target of "swatting" after a prankster reported a fake assault with deadly weapon Wednesday at the $5-million mansion. Lt. Andy Neiman said Combs' residence was targeted by a swatting prankster who made a call to authorities. The department will pursue those responsible for criminal charges, he said. Multiple police cruisers responded to the large home shortly after 11 a.m. but found nothing unusual at the location. Sources said Combs was not home at the time of the response.
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March 25, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Sean Combs has been called many things over the last 20 years of his career: Puff, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy or simply "the D, the I, the D, the D, the Y. " Although he famously shed his “Puff Daddy” moniker back in 2001, he never really ditched it. Sure, we've called him Diddy for more than a dozen years, but the rap mogul is going back to his roots to roll out his upcoming album. On Monday, Combs (sorry, Puff Daddy) rolled out a minute-long teaser video for a new track, “Big Homie.” RELATED: Sean Combs talks Euro-infused album, reinvention In the clip, he offers only a few seconds of the actual track, which will feature Rick Ross and French Montana, but there's some dramatic shots of his beloved New York City and of him strolling through a bodega, because Puff Daddy frequents corner stores.
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October 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before going back to bed for some more sleep. The Skinny: I was out of town Thursday on assignment and didn't get back home until about 1 a.m., so I'm groggy and wired at the same time. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview as well as a story about ABC possibly selling its stations. Also, the confirmation of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is being held up. Go Dodgers! Daily Dose: While broadcasters wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear its case to shut down Aereo, the start-up that delivers local TV station signals to consumers via the Internet continues to launch in new cities.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 10, 2014 | By Ryan Faughnder
Sean Combs wants to light a fuse under his new cable network Revolt. The hip-hop mogul is said to have made a bid to buy Fuse, a music channel owned by Madison Square Garden Co. The bid comes after Combs launched his own music cable network Revolt TV last year. If Combs is successful in his efforts to acquire Fuse, he would most likely replace it with Revolt. Fuse is in over 70 million homes, while Revolt, which only launched last fall, is in a fraction of that. The rap star offered $200 million for Fuse, according to Bloomberg News.
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March 25, 2014 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Sean Combs has been called many things over the last 20 years of his career: Puff, Puff Daddy, Puffy, P. Diddy or simply "the D, the I, the D, the D, the Y. " Although he famously shed his “Puff Daddy” moniker back in 2001, he never really ditched it. Sure, we've called him Diddy for more than a dozen years, but the rap mogul is going back to his roots to roll out his upcoming album. On Monday, Combs (sorry, Puff Daddy) rolled out a minute-long teaser video for a new track, “Big Homie.” RELATED: Sean Combs talks Euro-infused album, reinvention In the clip, he offers only a few seconds of the actual track, which will feature Rick Ross and French Montana, but there's some dramatic shots of his beloved New York City and of him strolling through a bodega, because Puff Daddy frequents corner stores.
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May 20, 2003 | From a Times staff writer
Praised by critics for his role as a death row inmate in "Monster's Ball," Sean Combs is taking on a musical role, that of Delta blues guitarist Robert Johnson in the HBO movie, "Love in Vain." Johnson, who died in 1938 at age 27, was said to have made a pact with the devil to be the greatest guitar player who ever lived. Combs has been playing guitar and he is also heading to the South where he will "work on a farm, learn about sharecropping and picking cotton."
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June 3, 2010 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
In his almost two decades in the spotlight, Sean Combs has been many things — rapper, producer, clothing designer, magazine publisher, reality-television star and business executive. On Friday, he'll add another line to his résumé with his new role in "Get Him to the Greek" — funnyman. "I think this role will definitely be a revelation to people," said Combs, known to most as Diddy, as he leaned into a couch backstage at the Greek Theatre last month. "People have this perception of me — which is my fault — of maybe a rapper or Champagne-sipping and Hamptons and white fur and just cliché type of things that are just kind of old and dated and corny, which isn't how I am today, you know?
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May 22, 2004 | From Associated Press
Sean Combs seems to have teamed up musically with everyone, from Notorious B.I.G. and Usher to Sting and Dave Navarro. But his next collaboration, through his fashion designer persona, is with Estee Lauder. The cosmetics company is planning to create and market a new line of fragrances under the rapper's Sean John name. Terms were not disclosed. Combs, 34, also is starring in a Broadway revival of "A Raisin in the Sun."
BUSINESS
November 15, 2012 | By Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
A beachfront house in Malibu that was rented at different times this summer to Usher and Sean Combs is for sale at $16.75 million. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version of this article said singers Usher and Sean Combs paid $100,000 a month to lease this Malibu house. Although it rents for that amount, the terms of their leases were not disclosed. The Cape Cod-inspired two story, built in 1994 and sitting on more than half an acre, has 80 feet of beach frontage, a front lawn and gardens.
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January 8, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Sometimes, the best mixer for premium liquor is a big name. Diageo, the large British beverage company, has teamed with rapper-turned-entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs to acquire high-end tequila brand DeLeon. The partnership between Diageo and Combs Wine & Spirits follows a 2007 deal between the companies to develop the Ciroc vodka brand. Diageo said sales of Ciroc have exploded from 50,000 to nearly 2 million cases per year since that deal. Diageo said in a statement that it wanted to work with Combs again because of his "access to influencers and proven track record of marketing luxury lifestyle brands.
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January 8, 2014 | By Stuart Pfeifer
Sometimes, the best mixer for premium liquor is a big name. Diageo, the large British beverage company, has teamed with rapper-turned-entrepreneur Sean "Diddy" Combs to acquire high-end tequila brand DeLeon. The partnership between Diageo and Combs Wine & Spirits follows a 2007 deal between the companies to develop the Ciroc vodka brand. Diageo said sales of Ciroc have exploded from 50,000 to nearly 2 million cases per year since that deal. Diageo said in a statement that it wanted to work with Combs again because of his "access to influencers and proven track record of marketing luxury lifestyle brands.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
When music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs launched his television channel last month, he did so with a shout-out to hip-hop history. Standing in front of the childhood home of the late hip-hop legend Notorious B.I.G., Combs introduced Revolt TV, a 24-hour music video and news channel in the vein of MTV's early days, before it became a reality TV hub. "To all the dreamers out there, all the believers out there, all the people that want a change in...
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October 23, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
On Monday, his baby mama Kim Kardashian's birthday, Kanye West flew from San Francisco to the Hollywood Film Awards to present "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen with a trophy. That gesture in itself seemed to reveal a lot about West's support of the historical drama. But then, later that evening, gossip sites began reporting that, after the awards show, West promptly flew back to the Bay Area, where he pulled off a massive engagement surprise for Kardashian at AT&T Park. It was a major coup for Fox Searchlight, which needs all the help it can get in persuading moviegoers to head to the theater to see the at-times-hard-to-watch picture.
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October 18, 2013 | By Joe Flint
After the coffee. Before going back to bed for some more sleep. The Skinny: I was out of town Thursday on assignment and didn't get back home until about 1 a.m., so I'm groggy and wired at the same time. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview as well as a story about ABC possibly selling its stations. Also, the confirmation of FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is being held up. Go Dodgers! Daily Dose: While broadcasters wait to see if the Supreme Court will hear its case to shut down Aereo, the start-up that delivers local TV station signals to consumers via the Internet continues to launch in new cities.
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May 16, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Diddy's rather confusing Twitter announcement that he'll be appearing as a series regular on the wildly popular British aristocracy drama "Downton Abbey" has manifested itself as a mediocre Funny or Die video. And aren't we all a little relieved? We're guessing the Dowager Countess is. The music mogul, whose real name is Sean Combs, teased about his casting on Twitter for days, even changing his background image to the aristocratic logo and profile photo to Highclere Castle, where the fictional Downton is shot.
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April 16, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
“The revolution will be televised.” That's what Sean “Diddy” Combs promises for his lifestyle cable network, Revolt, set to launch in July. Ahead of the launch, the hip-hop mogul has rolled out a social media campaign to tease the network, including video vignettes that feature Mac Miller and the Game and a handful of cryptic trailers promising Revolt's aim to be a game changer. The channel will focus on art, music, fashion, culture and film -- all things Combs knows quite well.
BUSINESS
September 9, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Five months after being arrested on suspicion of assaulting a top record executive in New York, rap entrepreneur Sean "Puff Daddy" Combs pleaded guilty Wednesday to a harassment violation and was sentenced to a one-day class in anger management. Combs--who was arrested in April on felony assault charges and faced up to seven years in prison--will pay no fine, serve no jail time and do no community service. And under New York law, a "violation" leaves him with no criminal record.
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June 15, 2008 | SUSAN KING
Sean COMBS, a.k.a. Diddy, P. Diddy, Puff Daddy and Puffy, has conquered the worlds of rap music, record producing and clothing design. This spring, he and the main Broadway cast reprised their roles in the ABC movie version of "A Raisin in the Sun." He and his costars Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sanaa Lathan are being touted for Emmy nomination consideration. Have younger generations discussed "Raisin" with you? Yeah, yeah, yeah.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 5, 2013 | By Andrew Blankstein
The Los Angeles Police Department says it's trying to get tough on crank callers who "swat" the homes of celebrities. The most recent example came Thursday when singer Rihanna's home was swatted. LAPD sources said the department has trained dispatchers to help identify when a crank caller reports violence at the homes of celebrities. Police have complained that the calls divert resources from responding to real crimes. As a result, the LAPD is sending fewer units to check out incidents they believe are fake, the sources said.
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