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June 24, 1999 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On the eve of his criminal court hearing, rap tycoon Sean "Puffy" Combs publicly apologized and said he has reconciled with the music executive he allegedly attacked two months ago. Combs--who was arrested April 16 on felony charges that he and two of his accomplices assaulted Interscope Records' Steve Stoute--said no money changed hands in the reconciliation, but sources said the deal could include a future $1-million payment.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 12, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Sean Combs is Diddy no more -- at least not in Britain. The musician and entertainment mogul has agreed to drop the Diddy name as part of an out-of court legal settlement with London-based music producer Richard "Diddy" Dearlove, the law firm representing Dearlove said Monday. Jens Hills & Co. said Combs had agreed to "rebrand his commercial activities" in Britain and would "no longer be able to trade in the U.K. as 'Diddy.' " A spokesman for Combs described the settlement as amicable.
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February 13, 1997 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Rap star Snoop Doggy Dogg of Long Beach and rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs of New York came together Wednesday to call for an end to an East Coast-West Coast rivalry that has cast a shadow over hip-hop music for two years. "The media need to let it go and the fans need to let it go," Combs said during a news conference prior to the taping of an episode of "The Steve Harvey Show," a sitcom that airs on the WB network.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 2006 | From the Associated Press
The highest court in the state of New York declined Tuesday to hear Sean "Diddy" Combs' appeal of a lower court decision that ordered him to pay more than $19,000 a month in child support payments. The hip-hop mogul was ordered last year to pay ex-girlfriend Misa Hylton-Brim for the care of their 12-year-old son, Justin. Combs, 36, also pays child support to model Kim Porter for their son, Christian.
NEWS
February 28, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Jennifer Lopez said she will not take the stand at the weapons trial of a former boyfriend, rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs. "As Sean will testify on his own behalf, he and his lawyers have decided at this time it is not necessary for me to testify," the singer-actress said in a statement. Combs, 31, and bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones, 34, are charged with two counts of gun possession.
NEWS
March 15, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
A jury ended a first day of deliberations in the bribery and gun possession trial of U.S. hip-hop star Sean "Puffy" Combs, who faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted in a case stemming from a 1999 nightclub shooting. Combs, one of the biggest names in rap music, was nervous but confident as he awaited the outcome of his seven-week trial in New York's state Supreme Court in Manhattan, his attorney said.
BUSINESS
January 17, 2001 | CHUCK PHILIPS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As rap impresario Sean "Puffy" Combs prepares to stand trial in New York today on gun and bribery charges, authorities are investigating the possible connection of a co-defendant to a fatal shooting in Atlanta. The homicide occurred five years ago at a party Combs attended with associates from his Bad Boy record label, according to several witnesses.
NEWS
March 13, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
The lawyer defending Sean "Puffy" Combs portrayed witnesses who testified against the rap mogul as liars hoping to profit from lawsuits they've filed against him. "Bad people came into this courtroom and made bad accusations because they wanted to get rich," said attorney Benjamin Brafman, alluding to the billion dollars in lawsuits filed against Combs as a result of the shooting at Club New York on Dec. 27, 1999.
NEWS
January 6, 2000 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A Manhattan grand jury indicted a 19-year-old associate of rap mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs on charges of attempted murder, assault and other counts stemming from a Dec. 27 shooting that wounded three patrons at a Times Square dance club. But gun possession charges against Combs, his driver and his bodyguard are still awaiting action, the prosecutor's office said.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2004
The reasons for casting a Madonna or a Sean "Puffy" Combs in a Broadway show are obvious. I don't fault Chris Kattan in the least. I only feel for him being treated so rudely, as if his dismissal was for his own mistake ("A Frog Among Princes," July 18). I fault the producers of "The Frogs" for once again taking employment out of the hands of hard-working, well-trained actors and giving it to a "name." If anyone should know and respect the rigors of working on the stage, it should be the likes of Sondheim, Stroman and Lane.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 13, 2005 | From Associated Press
Sean "P. Diddy" Combs and Random House, Inc., have settled a lawsuit in which the publisher alleged that the hip-hop mogul never paid back a $300,000 advance for a memoir he never completed. "The matter has been amicably resolved," according to a statement issued Tuesday by Random House. Citing a confidentiality agreement, Random House spokesman Stuart Applebaum would not say whether Combs had returned the money, but did say that the publisher would not be releasing a book by him.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 14, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
Sean "P. DIDDY" COMBS isn't showing his Sean John collection here this week, but he is playing fashion mogul. First he appeared at the Tommy Hilfiger show, seated across from ex Jennifer Lopez (no, they didn't make eye contact). Then he arrived at Zac Posen's show wearing a diamond cross as big as his fist, with a little white dog and a beefy entourage in tow.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 25, 2004
The reasons for casting a Madonna or a Sean "Puffy" Combs in a Broadway show are obvious. I don't fault Chris Kattan in the least. I only feel for him being treated so rudely, as if his dismissal was for his own mistake ("A Frog Among Princes," July 18). I fault the producers of "The Frogs" for once again taking employment out of the hands of hard-working, well-trained actors and giving it to a "name." If anyone should know and respect the rigors of working on the stage, it should be the likes of Sondheim, Stroman and Lane.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2004 | Booth Moore, Times Staff Writer
It could be the marriage of two of the fashion world's finest impresarios. Zac Posen, the 23-year-old designer who dresses Claire Danes, Natalie Portman and other fresh-faced young stars, announced Tuesday he has entered into a joint venture with hip-hop clothier, music mogul and party promoter Sean "P. Diddy" Combs, known for living it up in St. Tropez, riding on the back of a Jet Ski in his bathrobe.
NEWS
December 18, 2003 | From Associated Press
Sean Combs, better known as rap star P. Diddy, will make his Broadway acting debut this season in a revival of "A Raisin in the Sun," Lorraine Hansberry's drama about a black family moving into an all-white Chicago neighborhood. The production, to be directed by Kenny Leon, is tentatively scheduled to open in mid-April, according to producer David Binder. Binder said he contacted Combs after a mutual acquaintance suggested Combs "was interested in doing serious, challenging work in the theater."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 3, 2001 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Dangerous! Dan-ger-ous!" The man they call Puff, Puffy, Puff Daddy and now P. Diddy is behind the wheel of a speeding golf cart and shouting out fair warning to the startled crew members in his path. The deep laughter of Sean Combs echoes on the dark, narrow streets of the Universal Studios back lot, where his extravagant new video, "Bad Boys 4 Life," is being filmed. His cell phone is ringing, but he's not answering. He's having too much fun.
NEWS
March 8, 2001 | From Associated Press
Telephone calls were made between Sean "Puffy" Combs or his entourage and witnesses who later testified Combs did not have a gun during a nightclub shooting, according to records presented Wednesday at his gun possession and bribery trial. The three witnesses had testified about events during a Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at a Times Square club in which three people were wounded. Each witness denied speaking with the rap entrepreneur after the incident.
NEWS
February 16, 2001 | From Reuters
Hip-hop mogul Sean "Puffy" Combs tucked a gun in his waistband and pulled his shirt over it before entering a nightclub where gunfire later wounded three people, the key prosecution witness testified Thursday in the rap star's trial on weapon and bribery charges. "I saw Mr. Combs holding a black handgun, an automatic," testified Wardell Fenderson, 42, a part-time driver for Combs. "It was in his right hand. The gun was pointing at me and I thought: 'What in God's name is he doing holding a gun?
NEWS
June 14, 2001 | MAGGIE FARLEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
These are the bad boys of hip-hop? There were no guns, little bad language and not even any music. An unprecedented meeting featuring some of hip-hop's biggest stars and industry executives being held here this week started with a frisk and a prayer and ended with pledges for more community work and political action. But there were also no apologies for raunchy lyrics or promises to clean up their musical act.
NEWS
April 15, 2001 | Associated Press
Rapper Sean Combs was arrested Saturday and charged with driving with a suspended license after police pulled him over while he was riding a scooter along Ocean Drive, a South Beach strip. Police pulled Combs over about 6 p.m. for making an illegal lane change, said Miami Beach police Sgt. Peter Bitume. A driver's license check showed Combs' license was suspended, so he was arrested and released 20 minutes later after he signed a promise to appear in court, Bitume said.
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