Diddy's rules for a perfect party

It's well-known that Diddy throws the best parties – here's his list for the 10 essential party ingredients:

10. Choose a good party spot.

9. A great bartender..bad drinks aren't sexy

8. Food should never interrupt your swagger…small, not messy equals good.

7. Music should be the soundtrack to the night…it should match the theme and the flow.

6. Preserve the sexy…my oldest and truest party rule. If it's about furs and diamonds, don't show up in jeans.

5. Invite the right party people…everyone has to be sexy!

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Quitting the Band - LOS

While it seems most MCs claim they were writing rhymes in the womb, Liberty Heights native LOS confesses that he “got into music late.” Until he was 18, LOS' primary passion was basketball. But the murder of his father, a basketball coach at a high school LOS had planned on transferring to, led the teenager to another school—and down another career path. “That's where I found music, because every day at lunch, dudes would be spittin', freestylin', battlin',” he says.

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Sean C. and LV: Production Gangsters... Working with Jay-Z and Puffy

It's the Tuesday after a record is released, everyone knows what that means, SoundScan reports come out. To no surprise, Jay-Z’s American Gangster is number one in the country, selling over 400,000 units in it’s first week. Since they produced half the album, Sean C. and LV are definitely ecstatic.

How do they celebrate their contribution to the number one album in the country? Pop bottles, sail on the French Riviera, or hey go on 106 & Park and kick it on the couch. Not even. These two want that staying power, therefore they celebrate by doing the same thing that got them to the top. In the studio, grinding.

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Jay-Z inspired by Diddy on new album

Jay-Z has revealed that the biggest inspiration behind his new album was fellow hip-hip rival Diddy.

Jay-Z, real name Shawn Carter, said that Diddy – who co-produced “American Gangster” – was so inspiring that it was easy to write the accompanying lyrics to the music.

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Diddy "impressed" by Bill Cosby

Sean “Diddy” Combs today praised Bill Cosby for his message of black self-reliance during lengthy radio interview.

“I’m impressed by my godfather Bill Cosby,” he told Doug Banks of the “Doug Banks Morning Show.”

The Hip-Hop mogul was on Bank’s nationally syndicated radio show touting his many ventures-music, television shows, clothing, food, fragrances and a new liquor brand.

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Diddy loses appeal for a new trial over Biggie sample

Sean ‘Diddy' Combs' appeal to overturn a court ruling ordering him to pay over $500,000 for sampling an Ohio Players song on Biggie's debut album, Ready To Die,was recently denied.

As reported earlier, Bridgeport Music and it’s sister company Westbound Records, filed a lawsuit in Nashville federal court in 2005 accusing Diddy and Bad Boy Records for using “Singing In The Morning” by the Ohio Players without permission on the song “Ready To Die” by the late Notorious B.I.G.

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Diddy inks Ciroc vodka deal

Just five years ago, Sean “Diddy” Combs asked Busta Rhymes to “pass the Courvoisier.” These days, it’s all about the vodka.

The 37-year-old hip-hop mogul has inked a multiyear deal to develop the Ciroc vodka brand – one of Diageo PLC’s superpremium lines – for a 50-50 share in the profits.

It’s the latest agreement in which a celebrity is going beyond the typical endorser role to share in a brand’s rise and fall, such as Jay-Z with Budweiser and 50 Cent with Vitamin Water.

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Sean 'P Diddy' Combs a Flemington possibility

With two weeks to go the guessing game is on in earnest on just who is coming to the Spring Racing Carnival at Flemington.

The latest name mentioned to Confidential is American hip hop superstar Sean “P Diddy” Combs, formerly known as Puff Daddy.

A source close to Combs said he was keen to head Down Under.

He is a superstar in the US, known as much for his over-the-top parties as his music. His themed white party is one of the highlights on the holiday social calendar in New York’s Hamptons.

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Diddy's alleged punch victim facing jail

Steven Acevedo, the man who accused Sean “Diddy” Combs of punching him in the face at a New York nightclub, was in court on Thursday facing a charge that he had a forged police plaque in his car window.

The 31-year-old was taken into custody Aug. 27 in SoHo when police spotted him driving around with the forged NYPD plaque. The offense is a misdemeanor that can carry up to a year in jail, reports the New York Daily News.

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Diddy & John Travolta come up with Spice tour transport solutions

Following initial reports that each of the Spice Girls would be globe hopping in a private jet when their tour kicks off in December, it was revealed this week that the band has splashed out £10 million on leasing three Boeing 757s – one of which is to be fitted out with a crèche and a make-up salon. And the latest development has prompted John Travolta to offer to fly it for them.

“It sounds like an amazing plane,” says the Pulp Fiction star – who’s a qualified pilot. “I have been flying since 1974 so maybe I could help out.” The girls, who have nicknamed the plane Spice Force One, will use it to travel between gigs with their families, while their army of dancers, managers and stage crew travel in the other two planes.

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Diddy is the daddy

Hip hop star P Diddy – Sean Combs to his mother – has become a parent for the fifth time, after a DNA test confirmed that he was the father of a 15-month-old girl.

The rapper, producer and designer has promised that he will take care of the little girl, named Chance, “for the rest of her life”, now that he knows she is his.

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Photos of Diddy's bling not essential in assault case, says judge

A Los Angeles judge ruled today (October 10) that pictures of Sean ‘Diddy’Combs' rings were not essential to an assault case against him.

Gerard Rechnitzer filed a lawsuit against Diddy in March claiming the mogul punched him in the jaw outside the Roosevelt Hotel in Los Angeles in February.

Rechnitzer said Diddy attacked him while he was trying to stop the Bad Boy mogul from hitting on his fiancé.

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Promoter files $5m suit against Diddy

A hip-hop promoter has filed a $5 million lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, claiming the rap mogul unleashed three violent bodyguards on him in a New York City nightclub.

The lawsuit claimed James Waldon, 27, spoke to Combs in The Box and then one bodyguard punched him in the mouth, knocking him backward onto a table, and two others began hitting and kicking him continuously.

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Diddy sued over B.I.G. music rights

A former associate of Sean “Diddy” Combs has filed a lawsuit from prison against the hip-hop mogul, claiming Combs owes him more than $19 million for music by the late rapper Notorious B.I.G.

James Sabatino, a former consultant for Combs’ Bad Boy Entertainment Inc., said he flew B.I.G. to Miami in 1994 to perform a show and record some music. The rapper, whose real name was Christopher Wallace, recorded about 17 minutes of vocals, and the session was also captured on about 90 minutes of video footage.

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New Sean John Fragrance: Unforgivable Woman!

Sean “Diddy” Combs and Sean John Fragrances will be launching their first women’s scent, Unforgivable Woman, with a celebrity filled event that everyone can view on-line! Making history once again, Unforgivable is the first fragrance to host a launch party to be broadcast live on the internet, allowing millions of viewers to have unlimited VIP access to the red carpet arrivals and even go inside this celebrity packed event.

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We Invented the Remix Vol. 2 is coming in December!

We Invented the Remix Vol. 2 is an album by Diddy with the Bad Boy Family, to be released December 18, 2007. Puffy confirmed this himself on 106 & Park Thursday July 19, 2007. The album is to feature work from artists Diddy, LeToya, Yung Joc, The Game, Cassie, Boyz N Da Hood, Cheri Dennis, Brandy, Lil Jon, Danity Kane, B5, Jordan McCoy, Justin Timberlake, 8Ball & MJG, Nelly Furtado, Elephant Man, Gorilla Zoe, and new-comer Aasim.

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50 Cent dislikes Diddy and Jay-Z

The rapper – real name Curtis Jackson – has no desire to be friends with the two music moguls.

When asked if he ever feels competitive towards Diddy and Jay-Z’s business ventures, he replied: “Nah. I don’t even like them.”

The hip-hop star refused to retract his words when it was suggested they could be misconstrued, saying: “I don’t give a f**k.”

50 insisted he “respected” Diddy but won’t be phoning him to ask for advice.

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Diddy's version of "A Raisin in the Sun" hits TV 2008

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ movie adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s play “A Raisin in the Sun” will air as an “ABC Premiere Event” following the network’s broadcast of The 80th Annual Academy Awards.

The three-hour television movie version of A Raisin in the Sun is executive produced by Combs and features the rapper/actor/mogul as the character Walter Lee Jr., a role originally played by Sidney Poitier.

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Diddy and the cast of MTV's "Making The Band 4" to take over Times Square for a live event on 26 August

Diddy and the cast of MTV’s “Making The Band 4” take over Times Square for a live event Sunday night, August 26th beginning at 10PM ET where the band will finally be unveiled.

Fresh on the heels of creating the successful all girl group ‘Danity Kane,’ whose Platinum album debuted at number one selling more than 230,000+ copies in its first week. The group toured with Christina Aguilera and The Pussycat Dolls and will be releasing a new album on Bad Boy Records in 2008.

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Diddy to produce Notorious B.I.G. film

The life and death of slain rapper Notorious BIG is to be brought to the big screen in a new biopic produced by hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs, Variety reports.

The film will be made by Fox Searchlight films and directed by George Tillman Jr., who was the men behind the camera for the Barbershop films.

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Diddy is "not an abusive person" says ex-girlfriend

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ ex-girlfriend has dismissed speculation she left the rap mogul because he was physically abusive. Model Kim Porter ended her on/off 10-year romance with Combs, who is the father of her three children, last month.

And while she accepts her ex has a “temper”, Porter insists he never once abused her.

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Diddy's ex slams his J.Lo relationship

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs ex-girlfriend has hit out at the rap mogul’s highly-publicized romance with Jennifer Lopez, calling the two-year affair “an embarrassment”.

Model Kim Porter ended her own on/off 10-year romance with Combs, who is the father of her three children, last month. It was during one of their ‘off’ periods in the late 1990s that Combs started romancing J.Lo – a relationship Porter claims was never destined to last.

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Kim Porter opens up about split with Diddy

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ ex-girlfriend Kim Porter ended her 10-year romance with the hip-hop star because they “weren’t on the same page” anymore.

Model Porter walked out on Combs last month and is now hoping to claim maintenance for their children Christian, nine, and seven-month-old twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James.

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Diddy's $700,000 vehicle taken from St Tropez bash

Kim Stewart pulls high stakes prank on rap mogul.

Vehicle was “stolen” by Rod Stewart’s daughter Kimberly.

She took the car for a test drive during a Diddy-hosted bash in St Tropez but reportedly didn’t tell the rap mogul.

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Top 3 richest in Hip Hop for 2007, Diddy #2

Sean “Diddy” Combs presides over a media empire that includes the record label Bad Boy Records, the clothing lines Sean John and Sean by Sean Combs, a movie production company, and two restaurants. He has taken the roles of recording executive, performer, producer of MTV’s “Making the Band,” writer, arranger, clothing designer, and Broadway actor and he has made a fortune in the process.

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Diddy's $500 18k Gold Sneakers

During his performance of “Last Night” at the BET Awards on Tuesday night, Diddy was blinged out as usual: diamonds in his ears, a chain around his neck – even down to his feet. The hip-hop star was rocking a pair of Upper Echelon Shoes on his feet, complete with 18K gold chain shoelaces.

And it's not the first time Diddy has worn the haute sneakers – he rocked two pairs of UES while filming videos in L.A. recently. Expect to see the $500 sneakers showing up on some other showy feet – Grandmaster Flash and Mariah Carey, who purchased a pair for LA Reid's son Aaron as a present, are also said to be fans of the brand.

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Assault lawsuit against Diddy is dropped

Hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is celebrating after a lawsuit accusing him of assault was dropped due to “insufficient evidence.” The rapper was alleged to have lost his temper with Gerald Rechnitzer at a post-Oscars party at Hollywood’s Roosevelt Hotel in February, when Combs was confronted for flirting with the clubber’s fiancee.

In court documents, Rechnitzer claims Combs shouted, “What the f&%# (are) you looking at, dude?” before threatening to “smack flames out of your ass.”

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Diddy & Jessica Simpson set to shoot Macy's christmas commercial

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, Jessica Simpson and designers Tommy Hilfiger and Kenneth Cole are among the stars taking part in a Christmas TV ad campaign for department store chain Macy’s.

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Diddy "Under the weather" after Nigeria trip

Nigeria’s ThisDay festival has hit the stars hard – a day after former Destiny’s Child star Kelly Rowland passed out onstage, rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was forced to cancel a string of commitments after falling ill. Rowland collapsed during her set at the charity show on Sunday and was taken to a hospital in Lagos, where she was treated for dehydration.

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Diddy faces $1 million childcare bill

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ ex-girlfriend Kim Porter is seeking $1 million a year in childcare for their three children, according to reports. Model Porter ended her 10 year romance with the hip-hop star last week and is now hoping to claim maintenance for their children Christian, nine, and seven-month-old twin daughters D’Lila Star and Jessie James.

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Diddy receives 10,000 job applications

Hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has been inundated with job applications after advertising for a new personal assistant on website MySpace. The Bad Boy For Life rapper has received 10,000 submissions after he asked job hopefuls to post three-minute videos of themselves on website YouTube.

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Diddy wants to live in London

Hip-hop mogul Sean ‘Diddy' Combs is so taken with London he wants to buy property in the British capital. The rapper is so enamored with the English city that he is scouring its streets for a new home.

He says, “I’m looking to buy a place in London at the moment. I just love this city, and I seem to be spending so much time here that it seems like the logical thing to do. Ideally I’d like to live in Soho, although I guess it might be a little noisy.”

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Sienna Miller denies dating Diddy

Sienna Miller admits that she has a new man in her life, but insists that it’s not Diddy. The British beauty and the rapper were recently snapped partying together. Rumors that the two were involved reached new heights after it was reported that Diddy’s girlfriend, and mother of his three kids Kim Porter, had left the rapper and moved out of their apartment.

However, Miller insists that the reports of a romance are not true, and that she and Diddy are just “good friends” . “I am in love with someone but not Puff Daddy. He’s just a good friend. Anyway he has a beautiful girlfriend,” Contactmusic quoted her, as saying.

Diddy was seen flirting with the Factory Girl star at a post-Concert For Diana party on July 1. The two surrounded themselves with bouncers for privacy and cuddled up in the corner, too immersed in each other to notice anything else going on around them. But when they noticed fellow clubbers staring at them, the pair moved to a more secluded section of the club. However Diddy has insisted that his warm chat with Miller at the party was above suspicion. “Yeah, we all hang out together but there’s no more to it than that,” Diddy said.

Diddy and Kim Porter split confirmed

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ publicist has confirmed the rap mogul has split from his longtime girlfriend, model Kim Porter, just days after he insisted the break-up reports were bogus. Combs’ spokeswoman Keesha Johnson announced the news on Tuesday, five days after the rapper/designer blasted rumours of a separation.

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Diddy to buy F1 team?

The rapper made the announcement to guests at a dinner to launch his new perfume, Unforgiven. “It seemed to be more than bravado on his part,” reports one guest, adding that Diddy had previously spent much of the evening huddled in a corner with Lewis Hamilton, the youthful British racing star.

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Diddy and Kim on road to Splitsville

Kim Porter has reportedly packed up and left the digs she’s been sharing with longtime boyfriend Sean “Diddy” Combs.

According to New York Post Page Six reports, Porter is finally fed up with Combs’ antics and has plans to make a fresh start on the west coast. She has reportedly purchased a new home in Beverly Hills for herself and four children, of which the three youngest were fathered by Diddy.

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Diddy, Nelly & Kanye give Princess Di, royal treatment at concert tribute

Sean “Diddy” Combs, Nelly, Kanye West and Pharrell are among the list of hip-hop artists slated to perform at the Princess Diana tribute in London, England this weekend.

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Diddy says Cassie hasn't been dropped - she's just busy working with Kanye & Pharrell

Diddy says he didn’t drop Cassie. Contrary to all the rumors on the urban-music blogs that started sprouting last week saying that singer/model Cassie had been released from Bad Boy Records, the multimillionaire mogul told MTV News on Wednesday that he’s not minus one Bad Girl.

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Diddy's Cover/Remix Of Led Zeppelin's 'Kashmir' Voted Worst Ever

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs’ single Come With Me has been named the worst cover of all time. The tune, which was recorded by the star for the 1998 remake of Godzilla and sampled Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir, topped a poll of the poorest musical remakes on pop culture website Retrocrush.

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Diddy's former bodyguard busted for identity theft

A man that provided high level security services to celebrities like Sean “Diddy” Combs and Hillary Duff has been sentenced to prison for identity theft, after years of living and working under an assumed identity.

According to The Miami Herald, Combs' bodyguard Robert A. Morillo was sentenced Friday (June 15) in federal court to two years in prison for aggravated identity theft.

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Diddy plots Bad Boy invasion this summer

Sean “Diddy” Combs is planning a Bad Boy invasion this summer with his imprint releasing six new albums before the end of the year.

Yung Joc will kick things off with his sophomore album, Hustlenomics, which is slated to hits shelves on July 31. The set’s first single, “Coffee Shop”, which features Gorilla Zoe is already getting rotation on major radio stations.

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Aasim - Spit Your Game inteveiw

It's a rainy New York afternoon and Aasim the Dream is holed up in Daddy's House, Bad Boy Records' storied Manhattan studio. It's here, in these hallowed confines, where the career's of the Notorious B.I.G., Ma$e, Black Rob and the LOX all started. This is also where Aasim has written some of his best material—for Sean Combs, that is. While the average hip-hop fan may not be familiar with the Jamaica, Queens native's name, they've certainly heard his work as a ghostwriter for Diddy's most recent album, Press Play.

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Sean Combs wins prestigous Fifi Award for #1 selling fragrance

Nominated against Ralph Lauren & Calvin Klein, Diddy won the prestigious Fragrance Foundation (Fifi) Award for his #1 Selling Fragrance, Unforgivable. The Fifi awards are the Oscar's of the fragrance industry. Michael Jordan and Sean Combs are the only African American men in history to win this award.

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Diddy shows off new stuff from Yung Joc - and himself, of course - at NYC event

The Bad Boy CEO previewed a slew of new music and ventures from his label that he plans to release in the next few weeks and months. Diddy’s new stuff ranged from his next Press Play single – the Mario Winans-assisted “Through the Pain” – to the first single from Yung Joc’s forthcoming sophomore set to a sneak-peek clip of the upcoming season of MTV’s “Making the Band 4”.

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Diddy denies threatening choreographer with a chair

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has dismissed a complaint by his former choreographer accusing him of assault, insisting her claims are “false.” Laurie Ann Gibson, who appeared on Combs’ MTV reality show “Making The Band,” recently filed an official complaint with the New York Police Department (NYPD) after the hip-hop star allegedly threw a chair at her during filming for the program on April 25.

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Diddy named in chair scare

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ top choreographer – who took a star turn on the rap mogul’s MTV reality show “Making the Band” – has accused him of threatening her with a chair during a heated argument that ended their partnership.

Laurie Ann Gibson filed a complaint with the NYPD claiming Diddy picked up a chair and menaced her with it during an argument over the lackluster performance of the TV show’s latest group of contestants

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Police surveillance of Jay-Z and Diddy was "unlawful"

Rap moguls Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter and Sean “Diddy” Combs were closely monitored by the New York Police Department (NYPD) months before they attended a demonstration in the city in 2004 – surveillance that has been deemed “unlawful”.

The details of the NYPD operation were revealed in a 600 page top-secret document, which was released yesterday by the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). The Union is suing the authorities on behalf of those demonstrators arrested at the event.

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Top selling fragrance title goes to Unforgivable

For the first time the title of the top-selling new fragrance of the year has gone to a scent for men. On Tuesday Sean “Diddy” Combs’ new scent, Unforgivable, was officially crowned the No. 1 fragrance launch of 2006 by trend tracking firm The NPD Group Inc.

The scent with hints of lemon, bergamont and green mandarin becomes the first men’s scent to lead the pack on the prestige fragrance chart since NPD began tracking the market 10 years ago. To rank the top launches, NPD considers only the first month of sales and December’s performance. To become No. 1 for 2006, Unforgivable outsold women’s fragrances including Vera Wang Princess and Juicy Couture, as well as Euphoria Men and Polo Double Black.

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Tom Jones and Diddy do Di gig

Tom Jones and P Diddy have joined the line-up for the Concert For Diana, it was announced.

Nelly Furtado, Will Young and Supertramp singer Roger Hodgson will also perform at the gig, to be held at Wembley Stadium on July 1.

The event has been organised by Princes William and Harry to celebrate the life of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales.

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Diddy's new fragrance is going to be called "Luxury Juice"

Diddy’s new scent, Unforgivable Multi-Platinum, will cost $65 for 2.5 ounces – $10 more than its predecessor Unforgivable.

However, Diddy believes the “luxury grade of juice” justifies the price tag.

The rapper told the USA Today newspaper: “In the world of fragrances, perfumes and colognes, the actual products we use are based on “the juice”.

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Lil' Kim rhymes with Diddy

Diddy and Lil’ Kim were a part of so many hit records together, you wouldn’t think that it has been more than a half-decade since they worked together. The pair haven’t teamed up since 2000’s Notorious K.I.M., and on Wednesday, not only did their time away from each other end, but Kim’s hiatus from rapping altogether ceased.

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Diddy & Keyshia Cole's night out on the town

Duet partners Diddy and Keyshia Cole (Last Night) turned out to see DMX perform at Mansion on Friday. The duo held court at the corner VIP table where Diddy stood on a banquette toothpick in his mouth, surveying the crowd which included Akon and Scott Storch. Diddy (along with his fellow hip-hop mogul friends) also was seen at Cameo Friday for the launch of Naked Paper’s new shirt line.

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Timberlake And Diddy Top Inflated Ego List

Pop singer Justin Timberlake has the biggest ego in Hollywood, according to a new poll that also shames Angelina Jolie and Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs. The list, established by American entertainment magazine Us Weekly, pokes fun at the American stars for their incessant bragging and high self-regard.

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Diddy spends a fortune on baby twins' jewellery

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is making sure his new-born twins are the queens of bling by buying up all manner of “cute” kiddie diamond accessories.

The flamboyant star’s kids, Jesse James and D’lila Star, were born in December (2006) and the proud dad has already amassed a safe full of elaborate jewellery for them.

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Bad Boys Of Comedy debuts April 6 on HBO

The nation's hottest up-and-coming urban comedians take the spotlight when the exclusive HBO series P. Diddy Ppresents The Bad Boys Of Comedy kicks off its second season on Friday, April 6 at 12:00a.m. ET/PT.

Taped at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the six-edition season features rising comedy stars performing before a live audience. Each show includes an appearance by Diddy, with rapper Doug E. Fresh introducing the acts and DJ Mister Cee providing music.

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Free Diddy show to make up for cancelled tour dates

To his roles as rapper, actor, fashion designer and music mogul, P Diddy added philanthropist yesterday, by announcing that he is to make up for the cancellation of UK tour dates by giving a free concert.

Diddy, 36, born Sean Combs, was forced to pull the plug on several arena shows after his co-headliner, fellow rapper Snoop Dogg, was refused entry into the UK by the Foreign Office.

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Diddy speculated for Bucharest gig

International rap star P. Diddy may hold a gig in a Bucharest club on Friday, April 6, according to three-source information obtained by Romanian radio DJ Mihai Morar and posted on his HotNews.ro blog at Morar.HotNews.ro (Ro.).

The king of bling is said to prepare for an appearance in Bamboo, one of the most extravagant nightlife venues in the Romanian capital.

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Diddy sends gun warning to youngsters

Sean ‘diddy’ Combs has warned teenagers in Britain to stop the gun violence – because once they get involved with the wrong people, “there’s no turning back”.

Three teenagers were gunned down in London in February, with a further two youngsters stabbed to death last month.

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Diddy throws lavish party at London Nightclub

P Diddy isn’t one to go easy on his money. As a matter of fact, there is nothing that will stop him from spending thousands, even when it comes to plastering his face all over fake $100 bills. How sad.

P Diddy threw an extravagant $107,000 party in London.

The rap mogul took over the exclusive Paper nightclub on Tuesday, spending a staggering $47,000 on alcohol alone.

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Diddy: Nobody throws a party like me

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs believes he is the most talented person in the world at throwing parties.

The hip-hop star, who owns a host of companies, regularly gets paid huge amounts of money to host events – but insists he is worth every penny.

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Diddy upset at cancelled UK gigs after visa row

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has spoken of his disappointment at being forced to cancel his UK concerts with Snoop Dogg after his fellow hip-hop star encountered visa problems.

Snoop Dogg – real name Calvin Broadus – was refused a visa to enter the UK by the country’s Foreign And Commonwealth Office and attempts to reverse the decision proved unsuccessful.

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Notorious B.I.G.'s epic Life After Death lives strong 10 years later

Ten years ago, on March 25, 1997, the Notorious B.I.G. released his epic double-LP, Life After Death. Probably the closest thing to listening to Biggie on the album is watching Kobe Bryant score 81 points against the Toronto Raptors. Biggie was effortless, flawless, inexorable.

By the time Life After Death was finished, shortly before Biggie’s death on March 9 of that year, there was no doubt that he was the king and that the rest of the world was starting to get lapped. Nobody in rap was making more hits.

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Diddy and Snoop Dogg tour losing money due to partying

Rappers Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and Snoop Dogg’s European tour is costing them money, because of the thousands they spend on traveling in style, partying and a huge entourage.

The pair are currently touring the continent, performing together – but they insist the superstar collaboration isn’t a financially lucrative one, it’s an extremely costly one.

Diddy explains, “Me and Snoop aren’t making a single dollar on these shows. In fact, we’re losing money, but we wanted to come to Europe anyway.

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Diddy: I'm the rap ringleader

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has compared his talents to that of circus legend P.T. Barnum – branding himself the “ringleader” of the hip-hop genre. The star insists he isn’t out to compete with other rappers, but believes his success is due to his ability “to get people grooving”.

He says, “I’m not going to say that, compared to everyone else, I’m the best. I see myself more as P.T. Barnum. I’m the ringleader of the circus – the producer, the entertainer, the dancer, the vibe motivator.

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Snoop & Diddy: We are the best role models

Hip-hop superstars SNOOP DOGG and SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS have branded themselves “the best heroes for kids”.

The rappers – who have each had brushes with the law for various charges including drugs, weapons and assault – are adamant they are positive role models for children and insist youngsters can learn from their collective life experiences, both good and bad.

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Diddy to play at Coleen's 21st birthday bash

Coleen McLoughlin has reportedly lined up P Diddy to play at her lavish 21st birthday bash.

But the Liverpool lass is still keeping it real by also signing up her local pub DJ Will Rogers to hit the decks first.

P Diddy will be flown in from Dublin, where he will be touring with Snoop Dogg, for the occasion. It’s thought that he will also have a special VIP area roped off for him and his gang.

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Diddy snubbed Oscars for Elton

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs snubbed the Oscars ceremony to party with Sir Elton John.

The hard-partying businessman, who recently announced a 22-date tour with former rival Snoop Dogg, said he preferred to revel with the Rocket Man than attend the lengthy Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Kodak Theater.

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Diddy`s Kim Porter sending for JLo!

Diddy's longtime girlfriend Kim Porter has sensationally blasted her mans one time beau, Jennifer Lopez.

In an interview with Essence magazine Kim said she always knew she would get back with the Bad Boy CEO during his tumultuous relationship with the Latina singer/actress and claimed “he only fell for [her] booty”.

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Diddy: David Beckham wears my clothes

Diddy is delighted that the Beckhams are off to California as he loves to hang out with the footballer and they share a love of fashion.

Becks even has some of Puff’s Sean John Clothing line in his wardrobe.

‘David is my friend. We speak every week,’ says the rapper. ‘I know he likes my style because he wears a lot of my clothes – they look pretty good on him, too. I’m glad he and Victoria are moving to LA because I’ll get to see them more. I always have time for David Beckham.’

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Diddy still tempted by other women

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is still tempted by other women, regardless of his serious relationship with former model Kim Porter.

The star admits he can’t cope with monogamy – despite being the boyfriend of four years to Porter, the mother of his nine-year-old son Christian and twin girls D’Lila and Jessie, who were born in December (06).

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Diddys European tour with Snoop Dogg has started

Former rap rivals Snoop Dogg and Sean “Diddy” Combs staged a peace summit in Finland on Friday as they joined forces to launch a European tour. The rappers, who were once bitter rivals in a feud between East and West Coast hip hop, have come together for a 22-date tour.

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Diddy bids $65,000 for a private soccer lesson with David Beckham

A private soccer lesson with David Beckham received the lowest bid at Sir Elton John’s post-Oscar bash on Sunday night.

Beckham and his wife Victoria are moving to the US later this year after he signed a $250 million contract to play with the LA Galaxy soccer team.

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Diddy to party with Sir Alex

Diddy has invited Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson to party with him.

They formed an unlikely friendship when Diddy met the United squad before a Champions League tie in October.

Fergie, 65, presented Diddy, 37, with a United shirt and told him he was a FAN of his music.

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Diddy cuts back on fur

Sean “Diddy” Combs says being educated by animal rights group PETA about fur farming made him question his use of fur in his Sean John clothing line.

Although he says he'll now use fake fur whenever possible, he won't stop using it or wearing it completely.

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Diddy and Snoop Dogg prepare for UK invasion

On March 27th two icons of the hip-hop world, P Diddy and Snoop Dogg will kick off the UK leg of their major co-headlining tour so make sure you get your tickets now!

The shows will see P Diddy performing tracks spanning his extraordinary career, including material from his blockbuster new Bad Boy album, Press Play. The hip-hop impresario’s first solo collection in five years, the album recently made a stunning debut atop the Billboard 200, marking P Diddy’s return to the No. 1 spot after nine years.

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Diddy and Busta Rhymes do Vegas

Diddy and Busta Rhymes took to the stage for an impromptu duet at an NBA All-Star Kickoff Party in Las Vegas.

The boys performed the 2002 hit “Pass The Courvoisier” at the celebrity bash, which was hosted by Diddy and NBA superstar Tracy McGrady, and held at the Jet nightclub at The Mirage.

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Sean "Diddy" Combs wants to guest appear on "American Idol"

With sales of his latest “Press Play” album having tapered off since it debuted at No. 1 back in October, Sean “Diddy” Combs has reportedly approached American Idol producers about appearing on the Fox mega-hit’s sixth season.

“Diddy’s album ‘Press Play’ has fallen off the charts and he’s looking for ways to pump fresh life back into it,” a friend of the 37-year-old entertainment mogul, record producer, actor and rapper told OK! Weekly in its February 19 issue.

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Diddy's helicopter stunt bites the dust

Music mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs called off a helicopter stunt that would have involved him being lowered to an open-air nightclub atop the 40-story Palms Fantasy Tower.

Red Bull organizers planned to have Combs rappel from the hovering chopper into Moon nightclub about 9 p.m. Saturday, but he changed his mind.

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Diddy denies altercation with T.R. Knight and Grey's Anatomy cast at party

A spokesman for Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs has slammed reports the rap mogul fought with Grey’s Anatomy star T.R. Knight at a pre-Grammy Awards party on Friday night.

Members of the TV show’s cast were attending Justin Timberlake’s pre-Grammys party at Los Angeles’ Avalon nightclub when they were reportedly told to give up their table to accommodate Combs.

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Diddy, Jeezy and T.I. to take over Vegas!

It's a well known fact in the hip-hop community that Sean “Diddy” Combs knows a thing or two about throwing parties. His “White Parties” are the stuff of legends. But what about a four nights of partying with not only Diddy, but T.I., Young Jeezy, The Wire's Idris Elba, Mike Jones, Big Tigger, E-40, Ron Artest, Kid Capri, Vida Guerra? How about Three 6 Mafia, Chingy, Omarion and Doug E. Fresh and many more added to the mix? Sounds too good to be true? Well it isn't – in fact, that's the lineup for “All Star Vegas '07,” in celebration of All Star weekend.

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Jay-Z & Diddy head to cable?

Sean ‘Diddy” Combs and Jay-Z are reportedly in negotiations with Comcast to launch a Video On Demand channel with urban themed programming.

According to the New York Post, the two hip-hop entrepreneurs along with Harvey and Bob Weinstein attended a meeting at the cable giant’s head offices in Philadelphia last week.

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Diddy buys diamonds for daughters

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is already spoiling his seven-week-old twin girls by buying them each a pair of diamond earrings from Tiffany.

Combs and longtime girlfriend Kim Porter became parents to twins Jessie James and D’Lila Star on December 21.

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Diddy under fire again over name

Rap mogul Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs is in trouble again over the use of his latest monicker, with British musician Richard ‘Diddy’ Dearlove alleging the American is still using their shared nickname in the UK.

The Come To Me hitmaker settled the original lawsuit with music producer Dearlove out of court in September 2006.

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Diddy denies fling with Jude Law's ex

After pictures surfaced recently of Sean “Diddy” Combs and actress Sienna Miller all hugged up at Sundance and partying together last Saturday night at New York's Bungalow 8, both parties are denying reports that they are seeing each other.

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Diddy inspired to live it up like boxing hero Jack Johnson

“I kept going ‘What’s this?’ First of all I had the cart and I was riding down the aisles, standing on it. And we got to the checkout and there’s this square thing and I’m like, ‘What’s this, you guys?’ “They said, ‘That’s so you can use your credit card’ “And I said, ‘You can use your credit card in grocery stores now?’ Missy just cracked up laughing.’ Diddy Inspired To Live It Up Like Boxing Hero Johnson.

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Diddy serves up "Last Night"

Diddy is back with the hot new single from his critically acclaimed Bad Boy album PRESS PLAY, ‘Last Night’ featuring Keyshia Cole. This urban love ballad has been tearing up the charts on radio all over the country and you can hear it right now at this link! Look out for the video premiere of this hot track on BET Access Granted Wednesday, January 31st!

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Vote or Die prone to go on without Diddy

Citizen Change, an organization founded by Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, who proclaims the message “Vote or Die, the Southern University Student Government Association and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. will host a voter awareness event Wednesday, Oct. 27 at 1-3 p.m. in the F.G. Clark Activity Center at Southern University.

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"Twelve Hours of Diddy" Superbowl party

Sean “Diddy” Combs has partnered with promotion company, Jacob York Presents, to throw a star-studded bash in Miami for Superbowl XLI weekend at dance club Space (34 N.E. 11th Street). Invited guests include Santana Moss of the Washington Redskins, Will Demps of the New York Giants and Wali Lundy of the Houston Texans.

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Diddy hosts Birthday Bash for basketball player Gilbert Arenas

Sean “Diddy” Combs surprised professional basketball player Gilbert Arenas with a star-studded birthday party in Washington D.C. on Friday.

The bash for Arenas’ 25th birthday featured performances by Busta Rhymes, Lil’ Wayne, TI and the Game.

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Rapper LL Cool J bought Diddy's girls cribs

Rapper/actor LL Cool J gave fellow music alum P.Diddy’s twin girls, D’Lila Star and Jessie James, an extremely generous gift. For the couple’s “Little Miss Diddys’ Pretty in Pink” baby shower, the former In The House star got each of the babies a cream colored custom-made crib from Ga Ga Designs. We think that they got the French Ancestry Cherubini Crib ($2,250 each).

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Sean "Diddy" Combs says rappers can't sing!

After turning “Danity Kane” into a successful girl-group, rapper Sean “Diddy” Combs is now searching for male singers to form a boy-band.

He says that he wants his male group to be a cross between “N-Sync’” and “New Edition”, and that it is not necessary for a chap to be a rapper for being a part of the band.

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Diddy: Year in review

While fans saw what Diddy toted as his final album fall rapidly down the charts after its number one debut, he still managed to pick up several successes under his belt – starting with the Making the Band 3 success Danity Kane. No one thought this group could do it with the misfits Da Band as ancestors (oh..and the name didn't help either). However, this five-girl group has managed to hit the platinum mark with little to no publicity. Following suit, the Atlanta bred Yung Joc and Cassie outperform expectations.

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Christina Aguilera sends $1,000 in Gifts for Diddy's twins

Christina Aguilera didn't waist anytime showering Diddy and Kim Porter with baby presents.

The pop diva apparently sent over a huge gift basket to the couple after they welcomed twins into the world on December 21.

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Diddy's twins have arrived

Bad Boy impresario, Sean “Diddy” Combs, and long-time girlfriend, Kim Porter, received early Christmas presents this morning (Dec. 21), when Porter delivered two healthy twin girls.

The couple welcomed the twin girls into the world Thursday morning at an undisclosed hospital in New York. The first child, named D’Lila Star Combs, came at approximately 7:56 a.m., weighing in at 5 pounds. The second girl, Jessie James Combs, followed just two minutes later at 5 pounds, 4 ounces.

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Diddy featured on a new "The Come Up DVD: In The Trap Edition, vol. 2"

Back In The Trap with “The Inspirator” Young Jeezy, the Dirty Money Records hood Spielberg Fendi and his DVD favorite The Come Up are down in the ATL right before the Holiday for a chat with The Snowman. After recently hitting you with The Carter Edition, the high grade streets DVD is back with another stash of exclusive footage from your favorite artists.

Also popping off on this DVD, you’ll find exclusives from Diddy, Nas, Papoose, Saigon, Alpo, Mysonne, Gillie Da Kid and more.

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Latest Gold & Platinum album certifications for Bad Boy

Danity Kane – Danity Kane 8/15/2006 Platinum Bad Boy 11/21/2006

Press Play – Diddy 10/17/2006 Gold Bad Boy 11/21/2006

Latest digital certifications

Me & U – Cassie 4/25/2006 Gold Bad Boy 11/21/2006

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Sean "Diddy" Combs starts production on TV version of "Raisin In The Sun"

Sean “Diddy” Combs is transferring his Broadway experience to the small screen in a new television movie adaptation of Lorraine Hansberry’s A Raisin in the Sun.

Production recently started on the three-hour feature in Toronto, Canada. The feature will air on ABC during the 2007 season.

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Are you ready for Making The Band 4?

Diddy aims to repeat the success of Making The Band 3’s all female band, Danity Kane, by launching a search for male singers for the next installment of the MTV reality series.

“If your voice rivals Justin Timberlake’s. . . and you put Usher to shame on the dance floor. You may have what it takes to make the band,” touts a MySpace page set up to announce the nationwide casting call.

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Diddy and Snoop Dogg set European Invasion

Two icons of the hip-hop world, Diddy and Snoop Dogg, have unveiled plans for a major co-headlining European concert tour. The historic 18-city trek will see the superstars sharing stages in nine countries across the continent.

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Diddy still striving for greatness

Superstar rapper Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs knew he would to be a success from a very early age because he has never had any fear. The hip-hop star may have built up a business empire taking in the music industry, fashion, movies and fragrance, but he insists he hasn’t finished striving to better himself and his business, because he isn’t “great yet.”

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Fan proposes to Diddy on chat show

A fan on a chat show stunned rap star P Diddy by proposing to him whilst filming an episode.

During The Tyra Banks Show guest Irene was answering questions about her obsession with the rapper, and had no idea that he would feature on the show.

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Diddy's mega baby bash

SEAN “DIDDY” COMBS is renowned for throwing the most lavish parties in showbiz, so it's little surprise that the baby shower for his soon-to-arrive twin daughters was quite a bash.

The rap mogul held the exclusive event, dubbed “Little Miss Diddys' Pretty in Pink” party, for his long-term girlfriend Kim Porter and her now-sizeable bump in New York City.

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Diddy recreates famed Maxwell ad for video

For the music video of “Tell Me,” U.S. singer Sean “Diddy” Combs recreated the Maxwell Corp.‘s famous TV advertisement of a man being blown away by sound.

By emulating the famed 1979 commercial’s imagery, the hip-hop artist assisted in the music corporation’s ongoing efforts to make its “blown away guy” image a noted symbol for musical quality, said a Maxwell Corp. of America news release.

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Diddy goes over the top on Tyra

Sean “Diddy” Combs has given a new meaning to the word excess.

The rapper recently arrived for an appearance on “The Tyra Banks Show” in a helicopter. Awaiting him on the landing pad was a red carpet, a couple of strategically placed butlers, tons of screaming female fans, and last but not least, a microphone.

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Diddy says God is his "Secret Weapon"

There’s nobody who has had a greater influence in Diddy’s life than the big man in the clouds. If it wasn’t for Him, this rapper would still be stuck with J.Lo.

Sean “Diddy” Combs – who is reportedly worth $300 million – says all his bling-bling and fashionable ghetto-fabulous wear is attributed to the man working through him from up above.

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Same sample powering new Jay-Z & Diddy tracks

The “ubiquitous hip-hop sample of the moment” award goes to the horn loop from Johnny Pate’s “Shaft in Africa.”

The track, from the 1973 soundtrack of the same name, is prominently featured in “Show Me What You Got,” the lead single from Jay-Z’s new “Kingdom Come” (Roc-a-Fella/Def Jam), and “We Gon’ Make It,” the opening song from Diddy’s recently released “Press Play” (Bad Boy).

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Diddy & Kim Porter on cover of "Essence"

The ubiquitous Sean “Diddy” Combs continues his mission of media domination with his latest magazine cover, the December issue of best-selling black women’s’ magazine ‘Essence.’

This go round, his babies’ momma Kim Porter is along for the ride.

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Diddy's tribute to Levert and Bradley

Rap superstar Sean “Diddy” Combs paid tribute to late black icons Gerald Levert and Ed Bradley at last night’s (12NOV06) BET Hip-Hop Awards.

Speaking from the stage, Diddy urged the Atlanta, Georgia crowd to “celebrate” R&B star singer Levert who died of a heart attack on Friday (10NOV06) aged 65.

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Diddy signs with Chris Lighty's Violator Management

Chris Lighty and Violator Management have announced a new deal with Sean “Diddy” Combs to handle the mogul’s music career.

Under terms of the new deal, Violator will help develop plans to “expand Diddy’s reach and influence exponentially in music.”

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Diddy wears shades to hide his soul

Rap mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs has revealed one of his trademark style secrets, he wears sunglasses to hid the truth in his eyes.

The rapper and entrepreneur started hiding behind dark shades after watching his appearance at a press conference after the 1991 New York basketball stampede, which he organised.

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Diddy says he's the hippest dad to his kids

Sean “Diddy” Combs has got nothing but mad love for his kids, yo, and he’ll tell you he’s one of the coolest young dads in the world.

Diddy recently said he loves being a cool, laid-back dad because it helps him get along with his kids. He admits the best part of it all is that he can also be a friend to his young boys and not just an authoritative figure.

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Diddy celebrates B'day in style

Fresh from appearing in Copenhagen the night before at the MTV Europe Music Awards, Diddy took the party over to Paper Club in London's west end the day after for an exclusive bash to celebrate his birthday.

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Diddy threw the "biggest party ever seen in Denmark"

The hip-hop star lived up to his extravagant reputation when he gathered a galaxy of stars, including Christina Aguilera, Justin Timberlake and Nelly Furtado, at the NASA nightclub in the Danish capital Copenhagen.

Diddy, real name Sean Combs, ensured the bash was up to the highest standards by flying in six litre bottles of vintage Dom Perignon champagne, each at the cost of £1,500, from London and Milan.

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Puff Beddy

Rapper Diddy parties at hotel bar – in his designer pyjamas.

RAP mogul Diddy stunned fellow guests at a five-star hotel when he turned up at the bar in his jim-jams.

The king of bling seemed hell-bent on hosting a one-man pyjama party at the sumptuous Petri Hotel in Copenhagen, where he is staying for tonight’s starstudded MTV Europe Awards.

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Happy Birthday Diddy!

We would like to wish a Happy Birthday to Diddy from the entire Bad Boy Forever Family!! Click HERE to stop by Diddy’s Myspace page and drop him a birthday wish!

Details about Elephant Man's new album

Sean “Diddy” Combs and dancehall label VP Records have announced a deal to market and distribute a new album by Elephant Man.

Elephant Man, born O’Neil Bryan, signed with VP Records in 2003 and hit the charts with the single “Pon Di River,” and has collaborated with artists like Mariah Carey, Lil’ Jon, Busta Rhymes, Shaggy, Mya and others.

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Diddy is a soccer star

Rap superstar Sean Combs could soon be adding sports star to his resume – he has been made an honorary member of British soccer team Manchester United.

The star met the team and their manager Sir Alex Ferguson in Copenhagen, Denmark – where he is rehearsing for the MTV Europe awards and the team were preparing for last night’s (1NOV06) match against FC Copenhagen.

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Diddy is "Artist of the Month" on Music Choice On Demand

Music Choice, the leading, multi-platform music network, today announced that DIDDY, one of today's most powerful forces in music, would be the featured ‘Artist of the Month' in November on Music Choice On Demand.

This multi-platform promotional program, reaching millions of music fans through their TVs, PCs and cell phones, takes an unprecedented look at the life of one of today's most focused, creative artists and highly successful business executives.

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Diddy exposes himself in a new Rolling Stone magazine

Remember to buy the next Rolling Stone magazine, it will feature a new article from Diddy.

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"Tell Me" video premiering today

Be sure to tune in to MTV this afternoon for the premiere of the video for “Tell Me” at 3:30pm EST and The Making Of the video for “Tell Me” at 6:30pm EST. Then log onto MTV.com to vote for “Tell Me” to be added to TRL’s countdown!

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Elephant Man featured on remix of Diddy's Come to Me

Having collaborated with the likes of Mariah Carey, Janet Jackson and Lil Jon and the Eastside Boyz, deejay Elephant Man is seeking to increase his stocks with his latest collaboration. He is featured on a remix of Come to Me, the Billboard-charting single from P. Diddy and the Pussy Cat Dolls lead singer Nicole Scherzinger.

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New album draws great critics and fans alike!

PRESS PLAY,” the critically acclaimed new album from Diddy, makes a triumphant debut at #1 on the Billboard 200 this week, as well as topping the magazine’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart. Since its release on October 17th, “PRESS PLAY” has been earning rave reviews for its innovative sound and cutting-edge diversity. Diddy’s non-stop hard work – both in the studio and on the road – has paid off, as he has returned to the #1 spot following a five-year hiatus from his recording career.

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Diddy: Criticism made me a better artist

To all the critics who think their snarky words fall on deaf ears, take heart: Diddy says he not only listened to past digs at his rap talent, but the criticism helped him make his best album to date with “Press Play.”

“Press Play” debuted at the top of the charts this week with approximately 170,000 CDs sold, the first time he’s been at No. 1 in almost 10 years. The album boasts an all-star list of collaborations _ including Christina Aguilera, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx and Nas _ and features a variety of new musical sounds from Diddy. He even sings on one track.

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Diddy - Press The Playa

P. Diddy has just released his first album in five years, Press Play. Sasha Perera from X-Press Online caught up with him recently in London.

In recent years P. Diddy has been more renowned for his entrepreneurial skills, his super-bling lifestyle, and his infamous ‘lifestyles of the rich and famous' parties, where the elite moneymakers rub shoulders (and groins) with sexy supermodels and thuggish, ghetto-fabulous rappers.

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Diddy hits #1

The Bad Boy hit streak continues this year as label head Sean “Diddy” Combs’ solo album Press Play lands at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 Album Chart.

The disc moved over 176,000 units in its first week, besting releases from Evanescence (The Open Door), JoJo (The High Road), Dierks Bentley (Long Trip Alone) and Ruben Studdard (The Return ).

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Rumors about Diddy & Russell Simmons

AllHipHop is doing their thing with rumors and here’s the current one about Diddy & Russell Simmons:

If you pay attention to the credits at the end of these shows, you will see that Diddy and Russell Simmons have been doing work in the TV world. In fact, they are making tremendous strides with stellar shows like “Run’s House.” I heard a rumor that Russ and Diddy are quite possibly going to take it to the next level.

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Press Play number 1 album in Billboard Album Charts

Diddy’s Press Play is number 1 album in the Top 200 Billboard Album Charts. Diddy sold 176,332 albums. Number two this week was Evanescene with their album Wind-Up and they sold 107,435.

Danity Kane was this week number 34 with 23,123 albums sold last week. That’s only 8% lower than previous week. Their sales should make a boost when their new video is premiered.

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Press Play gathers critical acclaim

Diddy’s first solo project in five years, has been garnering widespread critical acclaim. The collection, which arrived in stores this week, finds the Bad Boy founder and recording artist joined in the studio by a hand-picked cast of modern artists and groundbreaking producers. The result is a cutting-edge collection that brings together a captivating range of sounds and voices in an album defined by depth and diversity.

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Diddy: If I marry anyone, it'll be Kim

Sean Combs has been dating Kim Porter – off and on – for close to a decade. Their son, Christian, is 9, and they’re expecting twins in December.

So when are they getting married?

“When I’m ready,” Diddy told us yesterday. “I have to be ready to get married. If I marry anyone, Kim will be the woman.” That may not be exactly what Porter has been waiting to hear. Still, with the release today of “Press Play,” Diddy’s first CD in five years, the hip-hop mogul has been showing his most durable girlfriend more respect than he has in the past.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs: Things Done Changed

AllHipHop.com did a nice interview with Diddy, here’s the full interview:

Sean “Diddy” Combs has been many things to many people. He’s a father to two boys and a pair of twin girls in his girlfriend’s belly. He’s an entertainer. Businessman. Producer. Fashion icon. Activist. Diddy puts on all his hats and talks to AllHipHop.com in part two of Sean “Diddy” Combs: Things Done Changed.

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Diddy does it again

Diddy's Bad Boy/Atlantic bow, Press Play, appears ready to top next week's HITS album chart, though the projected total of between 175-185k can't be considered a triumphant bow. His last album, 1999's Forever, sold 205k on its way to a total of 1.4m, back when he was still known as Puff Daddy. That's what our vast network of retail contacts around this wunnerful land of ours still taking our phone calls tell us, based on their own one-day sales reports.

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AllMusic reviews Press Play

Diddy spent the five years since the release of his previous solo album making (and shelving) a gospel album, dabbling (or flailing) in dance music, running in the New York City Marathon, developing a perfume called (almost unbelievably) Unforgivable, and undoubtedly doing many other important things. His Bad Boy empire settled into a severe lull until the summer of 2006, when Yung Joc’s “It’s Going Down,” Cassie’s “Me&U,” and the Danity Kane album revived the label.

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Diddy's 'Press Play' is sample-free

Sean Combs hasn’t changed his name since settling on Diddy, but he has apparently changed his music.

“Press Play,” out today, is said to be a rhythm and blues record in the style of a John Legend or Alicia Keys. Diddy sings for the first time and, more significantly, didn’t use samples from established hits. “Press Play” is all original music, with tracks co-produced and co-written by the likes of Kanye West, Pharrell and Timbaland.

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Diddy: Bling is corny

Once renowned for his jewellery and designer apparel, P Diddy has now said that he's dropping his former blinged-up image.

He told the Guardian recently: “A car or a piece of jewellery can come and go.”

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P Diddy announces tour plans

P. Diddy is lining up a world tour of low key venues in the New Year.

The rapper, whose new album ‘Press Play’ is out today (October 16), says he will be taking a band on the road when he kicks off his first tour in six years.

Although no dates have yet been set for the trek, Diddy claims that it will be an “up close and personal” experience in “smaller types of venues”.

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Diddy: Man Of All Trades

Jorteh Senah from BallerStatus interviewed Diddy. Here’s the full interview:

Diddy, P. Diddy, Puffy, Puff Daddy, Sean John. Sean Combs has had so many names, but the titles he adorns are even more excessive: CEO, entrepreneur, activist, marathon-runner, actor, producer, rapper and now, get this—singer. Excess should be his middle name or better yet another alias because whatever Diddy does he does B.I.G. like his late, great comrade.

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Chicago Mayor gives Diddy key to city

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs was in Chicago on Friday to get the key to the city from Mayor Richard Daley, who declared it “Diddy Day.”

Diddy got a set of cuff links featuring the city seal.

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Jay-Z and Diddy's careers cross paths again

Kelefa Sanneh wrote in New York Times about Diddy and Jay-Z. Here’s the full article:

In the late 1990s Jay-Z and Puff Daddy (as he was then known) were two of the biggest names in hip-hop. And to nonfans who only glimpsed them on magazine covers or when flipping past MTV, they probably seemed pretty interchangeable: a couple of flashy New York stars whose ubiquity was proof of hip-hop’s continuing rise.

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NY Post rates Press Play

Dan Aquilante reviewed Diddys latest album Press Play in NY Post and gave it 4/5. Here’s the full review:

The guests on Sean Combs’ latest CD are so A-list that’s it’s easy to forget whose album it actually is.

Sharing track space with the artist currently known as Diddy are Mary J. Blige, Christine Aguilera, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Cee-Lo, Twista, Brandy, Timbaland, Ciara and OutKast’s Big Boi – to name just a few.

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Diddy: I didn't really love Jennifer Lopez

P Diddy's relationship with current partner Kim Porter has shown him that his relationship with Jennifer Lopez wasn't what he thought it was at the time.

Diddy and Kim have an eight year old son, Christian, together but split for a few years when their son was a toddler. During that time, Diddy dated Jennifer for almost a year.

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Diddy's Press Play ready to roll next tuesday

When Bad Boy founder and CEO Diddy decided to return to the recording studio for his first solo project in five years, he also decided to recruit an A-list team of cutting-edge producers to turn his widescreen vision into a musical reality. With Diddy himself serving as both executive producer and hands-on producer for much of PRESS PLAY, he collaborated with a crew of studio innovators to capture the spectrum of sounds and styles that he wanted the album to embody and reflect.

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HipHopGame interviews Diddy

What’s up?

I’m doing real good today. I’m doing real good. I’m just blessed. I’m out here on the road, working, promoting the album. It’s one of the greatest feelings when you’re about to drop an album.

It’s been awhile since you dropped an album. What inspired your new album Press Play?

The music. I wanted to put out some good music. It’s about having a love for it.

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Diddy's New Album PRESS PLAY Hits The Leak on MTV.com!

Diddy's back with his new album PRESS PLAY and he wants you to hear his album first! Head over to MTV.com’s The Leak to review the entire CD before it hits shelves next Tues. 10/17! After you check it out pre-order the album @ iTunes for an exclusive bundle you can’t get anywhere else!

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Diddy and 'Hat of Forbidden Questions'

Sean ‘Diddy' Combs, recently sat down with Big Boy for his radio show, Big Boy's Neighborhood, and you know he had to participate and answer the infamous ‘Hat of Forbidden Questions.'

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Diddy promises Nas, Kanye, Cee-Lo, 'Gutter' Christina on possible last LP

Diddy hopes fans press play on his new LP next week, but he pushed the button on his promotional campaign a few weeks ago, gassing up the jet and traveling the country.

On Friday, he was home in New York partying at the Stone Rose Lounge in Manhattan to help launch Best Buy’s online digital-music store. He also previewed a few tracks from his fourth LP, Press Play, due October 17 (see “Press Play On Diddy’s October LP, Hear Christina, Kanye, Mary J.”).

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Diddy to Press Play on new Best Buy Digital Music Store

Best Buy teams with RealNetworks’ Rhapsody and SanDisk to launch the Best Buy Digital Music Store.

The artist known these days as just Diddy provides an exclusive track from his upcoming new album Press Play exclusively for the launch of the Best Buy digital music store.

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Diddy and Burger King

Diddy announces the new Burger King partnership while ordering a whopper.

For more exclusive Diddy clips check Diddy TV.

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Nas considers Diddy/Nas branded champagne

Nas is in full support of a continued, formal boycott of Cristal—but only if Hip-Hop steps up to replace the champagne, which typically sells for $450-$600 per bottle.

“I support a boycott if we could come up—like if we put up something, our own champagne. There’s tons of vineyards we could get into and buy,” Nas told AllHipHop.com in response to controversial comments made by Cristal’s managing director against rappers who drink the beverage.

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Diddy says that he writes his own rhymes

After years of relying on ghostwriters, Diddy has revealed that he co-wrote several songs on his forthcoming, Press Play.

Whether it’s his previous three full-length albums or countless guest appearances, Diddy has never made a secret about employing ghostwriters. While he’s used less recognizable artists like Sauce Money, Skillz and Smitty in the past, he’s enlisted the likes of Common, Nas, Pharoahe Monch and Talib Kweli for Press Play. Diddy also penned some of the rhymes for the first time in his career for the LP.

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Clinton Sparks spins for Diddy

Clinton Sparks has recently been enlisted as Diddy’s official DJ and is prepping a mixtape with the mogul in support of his forthcoming Press Play LP.

The Boston, Mass DJ will be handling the turntables alongside the Press Play band on Diddy’s nationwide and international dates for Diddy’s Press Play TV Tour. The two have previously collaborated on Sparks’ Maybe You Been Brainwashed.

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AHH reviews Press Play

We haven’t heard the whole thing yet. Sheesh. Anyway, we at AllHipHop and the usual assembly of industry insiders, movers, shakers, street team lackeys and baggage handlers—shout to Diddy’s new tall, blonde haired manservant—packed into NYC Meatpacking District hotspot TenJune to listen to selections from his Press Play album. And we won’t stop. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

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50 Cent tells why he ended beef with Diddy

50 Cent has revealed to MTV UK News he dropped his beef with Diddy after Mr Combs called him first to apologise.

The two were at loggerheads over a fluffed business deal regarding rapper Mase’s move from Diddy’s Bad Boy record label to Fiddy’s G-Unit.

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Combs encourages kids to stay in school

The principal at Benjamin Franklin High School wanted a speaker who would get students’ attention.

The cheers of 750 students when Sean “Diddy” Combs took the stage told Principal Cristopher Johnson he had found one.

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Diddy sets marathon cross-country promo run

Diddy has unveiled plans for a sleepless, event-jammed, cross-country promotional tour heralding the impending arrival of his eagerly awaited new album, PRESS PLAY, due in stores on October 17th. Beginning September 18th in Philadelphia, Diddy will barnstorm America, traveling to cities from coast-to-coast in an itinerary of marathon endurance.

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A nervous Diddy has a new album

When Sean Combs, a k a Diddy, realized he was direly late for the Kingdome Basketball Tournament in Harlem, where his Bad Boy Records team was playing, he went into multitasking mode. The plan was to listen to tracks from his first album in five years, “Press Play,” on a ride to his Midtown Manhattan apartment. There he would join his kids, his beefy entourage and a chicer pair of sunglasses, then a luxury car convoy would roll to the projects uptown. After the game, he would pay his street-marketing respects to a Harlem neighborhood where he once lived. He would finish an interview as he drove his Ferrari convertible home, then he and his family would hop on a jet to St.-Tropez, where he was giving one of his celebrity-studded “white parties.”

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Sean "Diddy" Combs talks about twins, fatherhood

Mogul and restaurateur Sean “Diddy” Combs and his longtime girlfriend Kim Porter are expecting twins.

Combs has an eight-year-old son named Christian Casey with Porter and a 12-year-old son named Justin, from a previous relationship with Misa Hylton-Brim. Porter also has a 15-year-old son named Quincy from a previous relationship with Al B. Sure.

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Diddy surrounded by stars on "Press Play"

Sean “Diddy” Combs is surrounded by some of the biggest names in music on his upcoming album, “Press Play.” Due Oct. 17 via Bad Boy, the set boasts contributions from Christina Aguilera, OutKast’s Big Boi, Mary J. Blige, Jamie Foxx, Nas, Fergie, Brandy and Keyshia Cole, among others.

First single “Come to Me” featuring the Pussycat Dolls’ Nicole Scherzinger is No. 13 on Billboard’s Hot Rap Tracks chart this week. Diddy will perform the track later tomorrow (Sept. 7) in Miami Beach as part of NBC’s “NFL Kickoff” show, which will also feature Yung Joc, Cassie, Tego Calderon and Ozomatli.

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Diddy reaches out to Robbie Williams

Rap superstar SEAN ‘DIDDY’ COMBS wants to help British pop heart-throb ROBBIE WILLIAMS crack America, by recording a new track with him.

Despite spending most of his time in Los Angeles, Williams has never managed to win over US fans.

He recently claimed to have given up the quest to sell albums stateside, insisting his new album RUDEBOX wouldn’t even be released there.

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Reuters catches up with Diddy

Reuters catches up with Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Chief Executive and Founder of Bad Boy Entertainment, whose T.V. reality show act Danity Kane topped the charts this week, marking its third hit in as many months. His own album, “Press Play”, is out Oct. 17.

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VMA party week kicks off with Diddy

If Diddy’s party on Monday night was any indication of what VMA week holds in store, don’t expect to see many stars out walking around during the day. They’re going to need plenty of sleep, because the nights are already getting pretty wild.

Diddy hosted the week’s first major jump-off, celebrating the launch of superstar stylist June Ambrose’s book, “Effortless Style,” which comes out on September 26. Ambrose, of course, has helped just about all the big names in hip-hop and R&B get fly. Held at Tenjune (get it?) in Manhattan’s Meatpacking District, the party’s guest list included hip-hop and R&B’s two most famous power couples, two of the genres’ greatest producers, and also the rocker who brought sexy back almost 30 years ago. Who’s that? Sing along now: “If you want my body and you think I’m sexy …”

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Sean C. & LV help Diddy on "Press Plays"

Lately, it seems that the names Sean C. & LV are everywhere—from Diddy shouting “LV, Sean C.” a million times on his summer anthem “Gettin Off” and Fat Joe rapping “LV” on the punch line of his latest “We Gettin Money” to MTV recently declaring LV a “Fire Starter” and Sean C. overseeing all A&R for Remy Ma's album. The production duo has recently worked themselves into a production frenzy with production requests from countless labels and artists. So if you haven't heard of Sean C. & LV (who comprise Grind Music) it's only a matter of time.

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Come see Diddy & Cassie perform in Miami

Our friends at 1iota.com are looking for diehard Diddy fans to be a part of NFL Opening Kickoff 2006 presented by the NFL & NBC. Kickoff will be taped in Miami Beach, FL on September 7th.

This event is open to the public but if you get tickets at 1iota.com, you’ll be closer to the stage than the general public. You’ll also see performances by: Yung Joc, Cassie, Tego Calderon, Ozomatliand appearances by many NFL players and personalities.

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Cassie credits Diddy for confidence

Me & U singer CASSIE credits SEAN COMBS with her new-found confidence on stage, insisting she’ll never care what others think of her again. The shy star recently admitted her live performances have been lacklustre and claims she was too self-conscious to feel comfortable singing in front of crowds.

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2nd single for Diddy

The next single from Diddy’s upcoming album, Press Play, will be “Tell Me,” he told MTV Europe. “It’s still part of the seduction phase. ... Christina Aguilera is on there, and she has one of the greatest voices in the world. This track is very very intense. It’s the perfect follow up to ‘Come With Me.’ ” ...

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Diddy On Singing Debut

Justin Timberlake says he’s bringing sexy back, but Sean Combs says it never went away.

“Sexy” has been one of Diddy’s favorite go-to words for the past few years. Just look at some of his party invitations or even the Proactiv commercial in which he claims the acne medication helps him “preserve my sexy.”

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Diddy and Essence hook up for Black Style Now Gala

Rap mogul Sean “Diddy Combs will team up with Essence magazine to help kick off New York’s Fashion Week.

Combs will host the Essence -sponsored Black Style Now opening gala from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Sept. 8 at the Museum of the City of New York.

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Puffy comments on Cassie's shaky week

Even while he’s partying overseas, Diddy isn’t too out of touch to know what’s going on in the U.S.

Cassie, Bad Boy’s latest princess, debuted at #4 this week on the SoundScan charts, selling just north of 100,000 copies of her self-titled

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Diddy teamed up with The Firm

Sean “Diddy” Combs has teamed with Los Angeles based company The Firm, who will now represent Combs in all areas of entertainment. Manager Jeff Kwatinetz will represent Combs in his music, film, TV and branding efforts in the entertainment business.

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Diddy declared "Richest person in hip hop"

Sean ‘Diddy' Combs edged out Jay-Z to earn the title of the Richest Person in Hip Hop, according to Web site Panache Report.

Following six months of research, the site's creator, Myra Panache, found that Bad Boy mogul Diddy had the most bank with $346 million, followed by Def Jam president Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter at $340 million and Def Jam co-founder Russell Simmons with $325 million.

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Diddy and Cassie to perform at NFL opener

Hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs will headline the NFL Opening Kickoff concert on South Beach Sept. 7, just before the league’s regular season begins that night when the Miami Dolphins visit the reigning Super Bowl champion Pittsburgh Steelers.

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Diddy: Shaken, Not Stirred

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs appeared in France in such flamboyant style recently that it appeared the music mogul was trying to emulate the fictional spy character of James Bond, according to a report.
Hellomagazine reported that when Combs arrived in Saint Tropez last week, the Bad Boy Records honcho was dressed similar to the infamous British spy in a fashionable black tux flanked by a pair of attractive models.

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Danity Kane unveiled at last

Bad Boy Records has unveiled details of the eagerly anticipated debut album from Danity Kane, the red-hot girl group featured on the hit MTV series, “Making the Band 3.” The self-titled collection—which features the first single, “Show Stopper”—lands in stores nationwide on August 22nd.

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Rick Ross mentions Diddy in interview

Rick Ross was interviewed by MTV and he mentions Diddy and Boyz N Da Hood-

I’m fiendin’ to sit down and put some songs together with Diddy, the Boyz N Da Hood project.

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Diddy got a message for his fans

Check out the video You will see more videos from him in the future, stay tuned.

Making the Band' group's self-titled debut LP due August 15

Now that they’ve made the band, Danity Kane have to face their first real test: Can the Diddy-assembled girl group make the charts?

We’ll find out on August 15, when the “Making the Band 3” act’s self-titled debut album hits stores. But until then, Aubrey, Aundrea, D. Woods, Dawn and Shannon are spreading the word about their first single, “Show Stopper.”

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Cassie interviewed by AllHipHop

The idea of someone packing up their life and fleeing to the Big Apple to pursue their love of “the biz” sounds ambitiously poetic. Many many late-teenagers do just that, and they often greet us at bars, restaurants, and just about every other place that has absolutely nothing to do with their passion. While the concept of “making it” always delivers overwhelming doubt, there are isolated moments in time where someone actually has that intangible something. One such instance is the story of Bad Boy/Next Selection recording artist, Cassie.

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Sprint sponsors MANÁ U.S. tour and Bad Boy Latino's first artist release

In its ongoing commitment to providing its subscribers with the latest choice and flexibility in mobile entertainment, Sprint (NYSE: S) today announced two high-profile Latin music sponsorships – title sponsorship of the upcoming U.S. Tour of MANÁ, one of the most popular rock en español bands, and sponsorship of a new venture with Bad Boy Latino, a new music label created by Emilio Estefan and Sean “Diddy” Combs that showcases emerging Latino artists and is distributed by Warner Music Group.

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Diddy sings for 1st time on new album

Sean Combs is giving up the gangsta rap route. He's getting romantic. And, though I'm not sure he even knows it himself, he's going R&B.

Well, “hip hop R&B,” as he put it yesterday, when he played me six tracks — still unmixed and unfinished — from his forthcoming album. I can tell you the title is “Press Play,” and it will be released on Oct. 3 by his Bad Boy label through the ailing Warner Music Group. And here's my prediction: Headlines are going to read “Diddy Saves Edgar Bronfman's Rear End.”

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Jordan McCoy performing on Diddy's tour

Three years after area residents tuned in to watch American Juniors to cheer on local vocal finalist Jordan McCoy, McCoy is releasing her first CD.

“It takes a long time to do it, to do it right and get everything done,” McCoy said of recording her first album. “When you think about it, I’m 14 – almost 15 – and in the big picture, that’s soon.”

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Press Play on Diddy's October LP

Diddy has scrapped the PDV (PD Five) album name he’s been working with for the past year. The official title for his October 3 release is now simply Press Play, an ode to Puff’s vow to not overhype his LP.

“I’m known for dramatic titles — ‘Unforgivable’ the cologne, [the albums] No Way Out, Forever, The Saga Continues,” he said yesterday in his Daddy’s House Studios. “I’ve evolved a little bit. Studied the game, been a part of it, had success. It all comes down to pressing play. After you press play, it’s gonna make or break you in this game. That’s where I’m at. We about to press play on October 3, and hopefully I can make people feel good.”

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Diddy hit the beach

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs was soaking up in the sun, who was out walking with long-term love Kim Porter. Once one of Hollywood’s most fun-loving bachelors, the hip-hop mogul seems to have embraced a settled life with the model by his side.

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Diddy honored with star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame

Bad Boy Entertainment CEO Sean “Diddy” Combs will be honored with a star on the legendary Hollywood Walk of Fame it was announced today (June 24) by organizers. Combs was one of 200 nominations entered for the prestigious award and was among the 23 finalists selected to be honored with a terrazzo and brass star on Hollywood Boulevard in 2007.d

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Diddy kicks Lohan out of bash

Diddy had Lindsay Lohan thrown out of a party.

The rapper’s security removed the Mean Girls star from a private concert by Prince at exclusive Los Angeles club Butter last Friday after she got into a blazing row with rival Paris Hilton.

An eyewitness told America’s New York Post newspaper: “She went back to her table, there were only six tables, and everyone was sharing. Diddy and his people wanted to sit with her on her table but Lindsay refused and began mixing it up with him.

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PD5 pushed for October

Diddy, the master of promotion, will have to wait a little longer before he starts hyping his next LP, which he’s planning to call PD5. The album — due to feature Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera and Nas – has been bumped to October 3.

Rooney too young to party with Diddy

Injured England hero Wayne Rooney has had to put off a night out in New York with rapper P Diddy -because he isn’t old enough to drink in the United States.

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Buckwild talks about Diddy

Here’s a part of Buckwilds interview from AllHipHop.com

AllHipHop.com has a great interview with Buckwild where he talks about “I Got a Story to Tell” (Biggie track that he produced), praises Diddy’s production talents and clears the air about the supposed lawsuit against Diddy about production royalties:

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A Raisin in the Sun will be airing in ABC

Sony Pictures TV execs Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have bought the rights to bring the Broadway play, A Raisin in the Sun to ABC.

Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs and the main cast of the 2004 revival have signed on to star in the show, including Phylicia Rashad, Audra McDonald and Sanaa Lathan. Diddy will also be the executive producer through his Bad Boy World Wide Entertainment Group.

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Making the Band season 3 premies

Making The Band is back for Season 3, and you better believe the drama runs deep. Five girls handpicked by Sean “Diddy” Combs for his all-new pop group live together in a luxury Soho loft as they record their first album and prepare to go on tour.

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Settlement Reached Between P. Diddy and N.C. Man

Sean “Diddy” Combs has reached a settlement with a North Carolina man who said the bodyguards hired by the rap mogul beat him after a concert in 1995.

Details of the confidential settlement reached Monday were not released.

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Court declines to hear 'Diddy' appeal

The state’s highest court declined Tuesday to hear Sean “Diddy” Combs’ appeal of a lower court decision ordering 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.

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Diddy in "A Raisin in the Sun" movie

It’s not quite the same sort of remix he’s used to, but Diddy’s taking the hit Broadway play he starred in, “A Raisin in the Sun,” and turning it into a movie.

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Diddy named one of the most influential people in the world

Time Magazine has named Sean Combs one of the most influential people in the world. Sean Combs was described as a force of nature,” is a product of Harlem who began as a rapper and grew into a producer, clothing designer and philanthropist.

Diddy releasing album in September

Diddy’s planning to drop his next — and last — solo album September 19 2006 and to make it special, he’s recruited a lot of help, including Mary J. Blige, Christina Aguilera, Brandy, Busta Rhymes, Nas and Will.I.Am.

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Ashley Parker Angel on "Celebrity Cooking Showdown"

Ashley Parker Angel will appear on Sean “Diddy” Combs “Celebrity Cooking Showdown” April 17th, 2006 at 9pm on NBC!

What happened to Dream

Members came together after responding to an 800-number solicitation for a girl group and impressed Bad Boy boss Sean “Puffy” Combs so much in a hotel audition that he signed them on the spot.

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Naomi Drops Out Of Diddy's Celebrity Cooking Show

Model Naomi Campbell has unexpectedly pulled out of Cooking Showdown, a celebrity-driven reality show that is being produced by Sean “Diddy” Combs.

Cooking Showdown features celebrities alongside well-known chefs who teach the stars how to prepare a three-course meal. The week-long competition includes Ja Rule, Tom Arnold and Gabrielle Reese, among others.

Reports suggested that Campbell suddenly reneged on the show because of a feud with Combs.

Russell "Block" Spencer interview

Atlanta native Russell “Block” Spencer is credited for guiding Young Jeezy and Boyz N Da Hood to stardom. As part owner of Sho’ Nuff Records, President of Bad Boy South and CEO of his own label Block Ent. the year ahead promises even more hits for Spencer, this week’s Player to Watch.

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Bad Boy South information

Bad Boy South's president, Block, takes time out from running three different labels to speak on choosing between Dr. Dre and Diddy, getting Bruce Willis on a rap record and all the crazy rumors surrounding the future of Boyz N Da Hood.

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Unforgivable is the top-selling fragrance

No stranger to topping the charts with No. 1 albums, Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Unforgivable has become the top-selling fragrance since its release in February.

Estee Lauder, who partnered with Diddy to launch the fragrance, says Unforgivable is the best cologne to come out in years. Diddy, Federated Department Stores chief executive Terry Lundgren and Estee Lauder global brand president John Dempsey were slated to ring the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange this morning (April 3).

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Diddy introduced the next phase of Bad Boy Records

Diddy introduced a select few to the next phase of Bad Boy Records Tuesday night in New York. Sean Combs held a small party at his Daddy’s House studio and previewed music by newcomers Cheri Dennis and Yung Joc and veterans 8Ball and MJG.

Diddy and Mario's leading lady Cassie

Cassie began her modeling career at the age of 12, and has since been featured in Missy Elliott’s Respect M.E. Adidas campaign and played Mario’s leading lady in his video “Here I Go Again”. Last year music producer Ryan Leslie brought her into his NextSelection fold, letting the world know her voice is just as lovely as her face. Now with Tommy Mottola, Diddy and all of MySpace.com paying attention you know she is a Player to Watch.

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Block Ent/Bad Boy South newcomer Yung Joc talks

Block Enterprises/Bad Boy South artist Yung Joc is currently enjoying a huge buzz throughout Atlanta over his first single “It’s Going Down.” SOHH recently had the opportunity to chop it up exclusively with the young rapper about his newfound fame and his upcoming album.

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Sean John discontinues upscale women's clothing line

Sean “Diddy” Combs has temporarily discontinued Sean John’s upscale women’s clothing line.

According to the New York Post, Combs recently inked a licensing agreement with G-III Apparel Group to manufacture a less expensive line of women’s clothes under the Sean John name.

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Mario Winans update

Mario Winans’ is currently putting the finishing touches on P. Diddy’s new album expected to release in the Fall 2006. Mario Winans’ album is delayed as he is currently producing albums for artists Ce Ce Winans, Black Rob, 8-ball & MJG, and B5. Mario Winans’ is also producing the Making the Band TV show and album. Keep checking back for updates!

Sean John tailored clothing for Cbs Sports

CBS Sports Most Watched Television Network Gears Up for NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament with Sean John as New Apparel Partner for all Broadcast Talent. Los Angeles-based Ward Rhobe Management Corporation oversaw the deal.

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Diddy enters real estate bidness?

Sean “Diddy” Combs’ Sean John imprint may soon become synonymous with real estate.

Ohio-based Reynolds Family Homes, which has become known nationwide as the “hip-hop builder” for giving their home models names like “P-Lo,” “Platinum Grillz” and “Bling Bling,” are currently seeking an agreement with Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group to license the name “Sean John” for one of its models.

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Diddy gets clearance for Unforgivable name

After trademark documents surfaced on the internet, reps for Sean “Diddy” Combs have revealed that the mogul’s Unforgivable fragrance does not infringe on any trademark.

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Cooking with Diddy

Sean “Diddy” Combs and Ben Silverman are working together with David A. Hurwitz to create a five-night NBC reality miniseries titled Celebrity Cooking Showdown, scheduled to debut in April.

Blending elements of Food Network’s Iron Chef America and ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, the show pairs superstar chefs with different celebrities in a weeklong cooking competition.

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Diddy may face copyright trouble over

Though his Unforgivable cologne is flying off the shelves, Sean “Diddy” Combs may soon be in legal trouble for infringing on the trademark of another fragrance.

According to the United States Patent & Trademark Office, Diddy was denied the Unforgivable trademark because the cologne’s name was too close to Unforgiven, a women’s fragrance launched by French perfumer Jacques Evard.

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Cheri Dennis preps debut album

On MTV's Making of the Band Season Three, Bad Boy singer Cheri Dennis' name came up when P. Diddy made his talented group of young ladies learn her sweet single, “I Love You.”

Dennis, who is now prepping her self-titled debut album for a June 13 release, learned from the experience.

Comment “On one hand, I thought since they were singing my song it may cause a little confusion of whose song it was,” says Dennis. “Then on the other hand, 50 million people watched that show so to get that kind of exposure for my name was incredible.”

Dennis and the Bad Boy team have recruited the services of hit producers like Timbaland, Rodney Jerkins and Mario Yellow Man Winans for her impending album.

Young women's sportswear line by Sean John

Diddy announced Tuesday that he will launch a young women’s sportswear line, adding to his Sean John apparel collection, which already boasts sportswear for men. Sean John will team with G-Ill Apparel Group to distribute the contemporary collection, set to debut in spring 2007.

Chingo Bling might sign with Bad Boy Latino

Chingo Bling recently shot a video here at Club Olympus for the song Taco Shop, which he hopes to parlay into some TRL time on MTV. He’s also recorded a track with superstar N.O.R.E. for an upcoming album and has been in talks with Atlantic Records and P. Diddy’s Bad Boy Latino label.

Notorious B.I.G. Duets reaches platinum sales

Bad Boy Records’ The Notorious B.I.G. Duets: The Final Chapter has been certified platinum by the RIAA for U.S. sales of more than one million units. The most eagerly anticipated album in hip-hop history, it was released on December 20th and reigned at #1 on Billboard’s Top Rap Albums chart for seven consecutive weeks.

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Diddy wraps album and eyes tour

While he has great marquee value, Sean “Diddy” Combs does not have an extensive touring history. The artist is hoping to change that after signing with the William Morris Agency for live music representation. Diddy is also finishing up a long-in-the-works album for Bad Boy. A release date has not yet been set.

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Diddy finishing album

While he has great marquee value, Sean “Diddy” Combs does not have an extensive touring history. The artist is hoping to change that after signing with the William Morris Agency for live music representation. Diddy is also finishing up a long-in-the-works album for Bad Boy. A release date has not yet been set.

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Entrepreneur of Bad Boy Entertainment, Producer behind hits like ‘I'll be Missing You', Executive producer behind all Bad Boy albums, Fashion designer of the successful Seanjohn label, Rapper of hits like ‘I Don't Wanna Know', Actor in productions like ‘Broadway', Leader in policies such as ‘Vote or die' against the President Bush and this only begins to describe the magnificence of Diddy.

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Bad Boy buys into Block Entertainment

Actually inked on December 10th, 2005, a contractual deal will see Bad Boy Entertainment releasing new Block Entertainment albums from rap newcomer Yung Joc, as well as Boyz N Da Hood members Jody Breeze and Big Gee.

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Aasim finds a home that's just dandy

Aasim, who uses just one name, is finishing an album for Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, the record label of Sean Combs, a k a Diddy. He and Ms. Carlew, together with their daughter and her son, moved into the roomy apartment last June and are gradually making it their own. The couple plan to marry next year.

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New Bad Boy & Clinton Sparks mixtape

Clinton Sparks welcomes Diddy back to the mixtape game, as the Bad Boy Records CEO and founder welcomes you to Bad Boy on this major motion, major label mixtape.

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Another new signing to Bad Boy South

Sean ‘P-Diddy’ Combs and Block Entertainment/Bad Boy South prepare to release the four member boy group, FINAL DRAFT, already blowing up the scene in Atlanta with their debut single ‘What is Luv’ produced by Sam Salter.

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Top producers sueing Diddy and Bad Boy

A group of super producers that helped forge the sound of Bad Boy Entertainment into a hit factory are planning to a file a lawsuit against Sean “Diddy” Combs, alleging non-payment of publishing royalties.

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Diddy responds to stink over cologne ads

Advertisements for Diddy’s new men’s fragrance, Unforgivable, have not been well received by some retailers, and now Diddy is responding to comments about the ad’s sexual content.

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Diddy working with Will.i.am of Black Eyes Peas

As if that weren’t enough to keep him busy, Will.I.Am will spend the next several weeks in the studio with Fergie, Snoop Dogg, Diddy and Nas, working on material for each artist’s next album.

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Unforgivable fragrance

Sean “Diddy” Combs was forced to re-shoot an advertisement for his new “Unforgivable” fragrance that featured him in bed with a white woman and an Asian woman, after the ad was considered to racy.

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Diddy Will Be On 106 & Park On This Thursday

Keep an Eye out for Diddy on 106 and park on Thursday January 19th 06. He will be a guest with Martin Lawrence at 6:00 PM. Diddy might introduce a new video by Biggie (Spit your Game), or he might be introducing Elephant Man or Cherri Denice, But watch it for your self, this should be intresting.

Blige: Diddy tried to clone me

Blige was shocked when Combs marketed Evans as a copy of the NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker, when the latter released her debut album FAITH in 1995 – three years after Blige’s debut album THE 411.

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Diddy got fashion flair from gay uncle

While other speakers talked fourth quarter profits, the Sean John clothing founder talked about himself, and we learned that Diddy’s one-time aspiration to play football was waylaid by a broken leg, that as a boy he bought patterns for his seamstress grandmother, and that he got his fashion flair from his gay uncle.

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Diddy lawsuit thrown out

A lawsuit filed against Sean “Diddy” Combs by Kirk Burrowes, who served as the president of Bad Boy Entertainment for three years, was dismissed Wednesday by a New York appeals court. Judges unanimously ruled that the allegations outlined in the suit were too old for the case to move forward, according to Combs’ attorney, Benjamin Brafman.

“The bottom line is, the courts concluded — both in the federal court and the state court — that this is a baseless lawsuit and it should have no right to continue,” he said. Burrowes had accused Diddy of threatening him with a baseball bat and intimidating him into relinquishing his stake in Bad Boy.

Happy b-day Diddy!

Happy birthday Diddy! Did you know that today is Diddy’s 36th birthday? Happy birthday Diddy!! Today, The Rob Report was listed as #11 on the Sony Connect Top Albums Chart!!

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Foxy Brown and Biggie make history

Foxy Brown has just recorded a new track for The Notorious B.I.G.'s upcoming Duets album. She was back in the studio this past weekend, at the request of Diddy, for a first-time collaboration with the other half of “Brooklyn's Finest.”

Diddy teaches M.diddy to rap

Diddy boosted the cool quotient of formerly imprisoned lifestyle mogul Martha Stewart when he recently taught her how to rap on her new talk show, “Martha.”

Diddy's naked truth

Diddy refuses to use towels to dry himself because he doesn't like the way they feel. The rap mogul admitted on US TV he regularly walks around his home naked after a bath or shower to preserve his skin.

Diddy opens hotel next?

The hip-hop mogul is currently in talks to open a swanky hotel in his own name in Atlantic City. Diddy is working on the project with the property developers who helped Cindy Crawford's husband, Rande Gerber, launch his bars and restaurants.

Diddy donates $1 million dollars

Diddy and Jay-Z reached directly into their pockets to help the victims. On Thursday afternoon (September 1), the duo announced they are combining checkbooks to donate $1 million dollars to the American Red Cross.

P. Diddy changed his name

On Tuesday morning (August 16) in New York, the man behind Sean John clothing and Bad Boy Records told that from now on, “It’s five letters, one word.”. The letter “P” in Sean Combs’ moniker is left off for good reason: He’s dropped it like it’s hot. Diddy said that “The name is changed, We made it simpler. We removed the P. The P was getting in between us. We’re entering the age of ‘Diddy.’ ”

Diddy to host MTV VMA'05

MTV has confirmed to us that P. Diddy will be hosting this years Video Music Awards. Only 34 days to go.

Diddy to change name (again)?

The 35-year-old hip-hop mogul says in the upcoming Us Weekly that he’s tiring of his latest moniker. “And I’m about to change it again,” he says. Why? “Because I can.”

New Diddy show on MTV

P. Diddy can’t get enough reality TV. He’s got another show in the works, this time, a hip-hop reality sitcom about the life and family of Reverend Run from Run-DMC, which will begin airing on MTV in October.

Diddy settles suit

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.

P. Diddy got $3 mil for Proactiv Ad

Sean “P Diddy” Combs made a staggering $3 million from an appearance in an advertisement for Proactive acne treatment.

P. Diddy start Bad Boy Latino

Hip-hop power broker Sean ‘’P.Diddy’’ Combs is venturing into the Latin music world with Bad Boy Latino, a new label the famed producer has launched with Cuban-American Miami rapper Pitbull.

"Diddy Day" on hold

Diddy Day didn’t happen after all in Las Vegas. Music mogul Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, blaming what he described as an “unfortunate miscommunication,” postponed Mayor Oscar Goodman’s plans to proclaim Friday as Diddy Day.

April 15th known as "Diddy Day"

Rap mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Comb is set for the ultimate honour in Las Vegas later this afternoon (4/15/2005), the declaration of “Diddy Day”. The Nevada city is declaring today Diddy Day in honour of the music mogul’s achievements.

P. Diddy names designer

P. Diddy recently named famed designer Jenny La Fata as Vice President of Design of his new venture, the Sean John Women’s Collection. Puff hopes the new line will be as successful as his menswear collection.

Diddy to make Sean John Rims!

Sean Combs has partnered with Kansas City’s Weld Wheel Industries Inc. to design his own line of custom rims called Sean John Wheels. SJC Wheels LLC will manufacture and sell Diddy’s Sean John Wheels, which are expected to retail between $700 and $3,000 each beginning next month.

New Bad Boy mixtape is coming

Ness was on The radio talking about his new mixtape and upcoming Bad Boy Mixtape that coming from Bad Boy and about his album. Bad Boy Mixtape is coming this April with new muisc by Diddy of his new album, Black Rob, Cheri Dennis and the upcoming artist Shannon.

Bad Boy - Warner deal is official

Sean “P. Diddy” Combs announced that he will sell half of his Bad Boy Entertainment empire to Warner Music Group, after weeks of on-again, off-again talks.

P. Diddy awarded as Top Executive

The man who claims to have invented the remix, Bad Boy boss Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, will receive the Top Executive and Lifetime Achievement Award at Wednesday’s annual Mixtape Awards i n New York, the first such honor to be handed out in the event’s nine-year history.

Jameel Spencer leaves Blue Flame

The president of Blue Flame Marketing + Advertising – better known as Sean “P Diddy” Combs’ ad agency – has left the firm to join Damon Dash’s Roc Brands as chief brand strategist.

Diddy fires head of Sean John

Sean (Puffy) Combs has fired the head of his clothing label Sean John. Jeff Tweedy, who ran the line from its inception six years ago, was axed Friday. An insider tells: “Puff has had his beady little eyes out after he moved all his offices into one building, and he has seen a lot of things he doesn’t like. One of them was Jeff Tweedy.”

New Aasim mixtape is out!

Check the tracklist and covers of his brand new mixtape he did with DJ Big Mike called “Spell My Name Right”. It features 24 hot tracks featuring Black Rob, P. Diddy, Jae Millz, Ness, Fat Joe and others.

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Puffy's new summer album!

Rapper/Entreprenuer Sean “P. Diddy” Combs is preparing to release his fourth studio album aptly titled “S. Combs” scheduled for a release in the Summer of 2005. Artist rumored to be working on the project are 50 Cent, Jay-Z, Mary J. Blige, New Edition and Foxy Brown.

P. Diddy is BET.com's person of the year

The People Have Spoken: Sean (P. Diddy) Combs is chosen as BET.com’s 2004 Person of the Year. BET.com asked and an overwhelming 40% of the people picked hip hop mogul Sean (P. Diddy) Combs as BET.com’s 2004 Person of the Year.

Happy birthday P. Diddy!

P. Diddy’s party, dubbed a “Royal Birthday Ball”, was billed as “his biggest, most lavish soiree to date”. Among those expected to attend the event at downtown’s Cipriani’s restaurant were Mariah Carey, Vivica A. Fox, Spike Lee, Sarah Jessica Parker, Chris Rock and Stevie Wonder.

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P. Diddy executes at Bad Boy

Sources say that P. Diddy and his manager Phil Robinson will soon be parting ways. Word is that Combs is presently reviewing all branches of his empire, including fashion and music. Other executives are expected to be pink slipped soon.

P. Diddy's next movie

P. Diddy has made a deal to star in the remake of “Carlito’s Way,” the 1993 Brian De Palma classic with Sean Penn and Al Pacino. The new movie, “Carlito’s Way: The Beginning,” will begin production shortly and will be written and directed by Michael S. Bregman, son of producer Martin Bregman.

Diddy Holding Auditions For Mtb 3

The open-call auditions for Making The Band III begins Oct. 12 in Los Angeles, then head to Miami on Oct. 18 and New York City on Oct.21. Contestants must be at least 18 years old. “Making the Band 3” will premiere on MTV early next year.

P. Diddy ordered to pay up!

A Westchester judge upheld an earlier ruling that raised Sean (P. Diddy) Combs’ monthly child support bill for his son Justin to $35,000 from less than $3,000.

P. Diddy featured in Nas' Street Disciple

On “I Am Somebody,” with P. Diddy at his side, Nas conjures up the communal energy of old-school party jams, saying, “It ain’t about me/ It’s about us / I wanna fit the whole world on the tour bus.”

Diddy richest entertainer under 40

Finance magazine FORTUNE has named Diddy as the top earner for the past 12 months after calculating the ever-busy star took home a staggering $315 million.

P Diddy's naked dinner

Rap mogul Sean “P.Diddy” Combs has stunned guests at his Miami Beach party – by serving dinner on a naked woman.

Diddy's Bentley Freestyles For Tommy Hilfiger

After scoring his own interlude on Da Band’s album and a verse on the remix of Kanye West’s “Work Out Plan,” P. Diddy’s former manservant Farnsworth Bentley is now contemplating a music career.

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