He may be co-owner of the New Jersey Nets, but rap mogul Jay-Z is helping to raise money for a children’s charity by auctioning off a night out with him at an upcoming home game by his hometown New York Knicks. The package is worth an estimated $20,000.
Sony Pictures Classics has acquired Michael Rappaport’s directorial debut, “Beats, Rhymes & Life: The Travels of a Tribe Called Quest.” The film was in documentary competition at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival
R&B singer D’Angelo has plead guilty to disorderly conduct stemming from a 2010 arrest for soliciting a prostitute.
The 37-year-old D’Angelo was arrested in March 2010 after police said he tried to pay $40 for a sex act to an undercover officer posing as a prostitute.
D’Angelo, 37, appeared in a Manhattan court on Friday (11Mar11) and entered his plea for the lesser charge of disorderly conduct.
Prosecutors claim the offence is a violation, not a crime, and state that the star has satisfied their conditions, although they have refused to go into detail about the settlement, according to the Associated Press.
Baltimore Police say Felicia “Snoop” Pearson, who starred as a gang enforcer on the HBO series “The Wire,” is among about 30 people arrested in a drug raid carried out early this morning.