May 22, 2013
Lil Wayne's crew just signed Paris Hilton to a record deal ... and she's planning on dropping a brand new album in the very near future!!
Wayne's mentor -- Birdman -- confirmed the news on Twitter ... saying, "Lil Wayne's Cash Money family has a new member! Paris Hilton: RichgangRichgirl."
According to Showbiz411, Hilton's album will focus on house music -- no surprise, since she's been DJing at various clubs all over the world ... and training with some house music bigshots for years.
The album -- Hilton's first since 2006 -- will reportedly be produced by Afrojack ... and will feature bona fide stars like Lil Wayne.
Paris told Showbiz411, "[The new album] is a lot different than my first album. It's really going to be house music."
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Janet Jackson has joined the exclusive billionaires club thanks to her mega-successful albums, tours and acting roles, Variety reports.
According to the publication, Jackson has raked in a total of $260 million in album sales thanks to her hit albums Control (1986), Janet (1993) and Rhythm Nation 1814 (1989), and another $81 million off music and publishing fees. Her sold-out world tours have earned her another $458 million, with an additional $81.5 million coming from tour sponsorships and licensing fees.
And let's not forget that Jackson is an actress too -- her roles in The Nutty Professor, The Klumps,Poetic Justice and For Colored Girls has banked her a whopping $304 million.
Though Jackson of course isn't the only billionaire in her marriage -- her husband, retail entrepreneur Wissam Al Mana (whom she married last year in a private ceremony), is a billionaire all on his own.
Jackson joins the exclusive list of celebrity billionaires which includes Madonna, George Lucas, Steven Spielberg and Oprah Winfrey.
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May 20, 2013
Chad Johnson was just arrested in Florida -- after a Broward County judge determined the ex-NFL star violated his probation stemming from his 2012 domestic violence bust ... TMZ has learned.
We broke the story ... a warrant had been issued for Johnson's arrest earlier this month after he failed to report to his probation officer on 2 occasions AND failed to show proof of enrollment in a domestic violence education class.
Johnson's probation stemmed from his domestic violence conviction involving ex-wife Evelyn Lozada last year.
35-year-old Johnson appeared in a Broward County courtroom over his alleged probation violation -- and moments ago, the judge determined Chad WAS in violation and ordered him to be arrested and jailed.
TMZ has obtained Johnson's booking sheet -- he's listed as 6'4" 190 pounds.
We're told bail will be set momentarily.
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May 1, 2013
Could scientists be close to a cure for a disease that has killed more than 25 million people since 1981?
Researchers at Denmark's Aarhus University Hospital believe they are "within months" of a breakthrough that could lead to an affordable cure for the millions of people living with the disease.
The scientists' technique involves flushing the HIV from "reservoirs" in human DNA to the surface of cells. With the help of a separate vaccine, the human body would then be able to kill the virus with its own immune system.
“I am almost certain that we will be successful in releasing the reservoirs of HIV," said Aarhus University research team member Dr Ole Søgaard, who remained optimistic but cautious about the potential results.
“The challenge will be getting the patients’ immune system to recognise the virus and destroy it. This depends on the strength and sensitivity of individual immune systems," he added.
So far, the technique has only been successful on human cells in a laboratory, but 15 patients with HIV are currently participating in trials funded by $2 million from the Danish Research Council.
The welcome news is part of a recent string of successes in HIV/AIDS research. In January, Australian scientists said they had discovered a strategy that could make the virus "self-destruct." In March, U.S. researchers at Johns Hopkins "functionally cured" a baby with HIV by pumping the infant with antivirals immediately after birth.
Lil Wayne was hospitalized again for a seizure ...
Sources close to Wayne tell us ... the rapper was taken to Cedars-Sinai in L.A. late Tuesday night by his bodyguards. We're told he suffered a single seizure and was treated and released early this morning.
As we first reported, 30-year-old Lil Wayne spent a week at Cedars back in March after suffering multiple severe seizures that nearly killed him. He spent 6 days in ICU.
Wayne subsequently went on the radio and explained he's an epileptic, and has been suffering from seizures since he was a kid.
Apr 30, 2013
Actor Jackie Long comes back to his old neighborhood and caught up with some old friends and local crack heads as he walks to the local liquor store with AktiveNLA.