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Wannabe Icon: Combs wants Cowell's 'Idol' job
Yeah and we want to win the lottery. As if Sean Combs needed more money, he is now lobbying Fox Network for Simon Cowell’s coveted spot. Cowell is leaving after this season and upon learning how much money Cowell made last year ($75 million), Combs is interested. He’s calling on all his fans to inundate the Fox Network with emails, Facebook and Twitter messages to give him the position. Would Diddy be a good fit? Mediocre talent+popularity contest+horrible recording contract+incompetent judges = American Idol. Yeah, he’d do just fine.
Promoter Beats Rap: Calif. jury acquits man in killing of rapper Dolla
It looks like the use of rapper Dolla’s lyrics worked against him in the murder trial of Aubrey Berry, who beat the murder rap literally and figuratively for killing Dolla. Roderick “Dolla” Burton’s lyrics were used to defend Berry’s use of violence against the upcoming star and to support his declaration of self-defense. Supposedly, Dolla’s violent lyrics gave jurors insight into the rapper’s frame of mind. Hopefully this doesn’t mean open season on rappers or on Berry. Since community consciousness hasn’t prevailed in inspiring rappers to stop writing violent rhymes, perhaps the threat of the use of their lyrics against them in trials will.