March 28, 2009 |
Rapper T.I. gets a year and a day Rapper T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) was sentenced in Atlanta yesterday to a year and a day in prison on felony federal weapons charges. T.I./Harris, 28, was arrested in October 2007. He eventually pleaded guilty to attempting to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers. As part of his plea deal, he already has done more than 1,000 hours of community service (of about 1,500 required). Stalkers in the news . . . David Caruso, star of CSI: Miami, can ease a little breathier today.
October 16, 2007
RE DANTE Zappala's op-ed "The not-so-small price of Iraq" (Oct. 8): After reading this heartfelt column, I wondered if Rep. John Boehner, the House minority leader, has a son or daughter over in Iraq "paying the small price"? If the congressman can make such an arrogant, insensitive remark, he must! Rep. Boehner not only minimized the loss felt by Dante Zappala but the loss experienced by the other 3,800 mothers, fathers, sisters, brothers, husbands, wives, innocent children, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, colleagues, not to mention their God!
November 28, 2011 |
WITH AN UNUSUAL MESSAGE for the Thanksgiving season, recently paroled rapper T.I. (a/k/a Clifford Harris Jr.) spoke with Vibe magazine in the December issue about the already-forgotten Tracy Morgan anti-gay-comments controversy. "Man, I will say this, the funniest joke I ever heard Tracy say during a stand-up was, 'C'mon man, I think gay people are too sensitive,' " T.I. says in Vibe . " 'If you can take a d---, you can take a joke.' That s--- was funny to me. And it's kind of true.
March 29, 2008 |
T.I. KNOWS ALL about that. After being arrested in October 2006, right before the rapper was scheduled to headline the BET Hip-Hop Awards, he was charged with possession of unregistered machine guns and silencers. T.I. (real name Clifford Harris) initially pleaded not guilty. The federal charges could have led to up to 30 years and a $750,000 fine. But T.I. plea-bargained his way to one year in prison, a $100,000 fine and three years' probation. The sentence depends on the rapper performing 1,000 hours of community service educating young people.
October 30, 2008 |
RAPPER T.I. has been campaigning hard to get out the vote - a right the convicted felon didn't think he had. But there he was yesterday at a suburban Alabama polling place, waiting to vote for the first time in his life. "It's a relief," said the rapper, aka Clifford Harris, who stopped at Roxborough High School last Friday to encourage seniors to make their voices heard at the ballot box Tuesday. (Georgia is among states that have early voting to reduce congestion on Election Day.)
November 8, 2007 |
THERE WERE so many rappers in Manhattan Criminal Court yesterday, it might have been a good place to host another Hip-Hop Summit. But all that happened is that all were asked to return another day. Busta Rhymes (aka Trevor Smith) will be back Jan. 23, when jury selection begins for his trial on assault and drunken-driving charges. Remy Ma (aka Remy Smith) goes before a judge Dec. 5. She's accused of shooting an acquaintance over money and then trying to intimidate her. Wasn't the shooting intimidation enough?
September 3, 2010 |
Has Satan forced comedy genius Ricky Gervais to abandon those Quainte Olde Englysshe Wayes that make The Office creator so beloved? Is Ricky "turning into Mr. Hollywood"? So asks London tabloid the Daily Mail in a hand-wringing report that claims the once "staunchly British" Ricky has made a Faustian bargain to achieve Tinseltown fame. The Mail says the 49-year-old writer-actor has abandoned his cuddly, round tummy for a "slimline look," has dyed his graying hair and beard, and has adopted a slicker, streamlined Lalaland coif.
September 3, 2010 |
DOES T.I. STAND for Total Idiot? That's the only thing we can surmise after the rapper/actor (aka Clifford Harris) was arrested along with his new bride Tameka Cottle on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance (aka pills that resembled Ecstasy). Dude, it's only been five months since you got out of the joint on weapons charges. And with a new movie, "Takers," and a CD due to drop soon, it's not like things aren't going well for the self-proclaimed King of the South.
October 4, 2010 |
WHEN TATTLE spoke to Emma Stone last month about her role in "Easy A," the busy, 21-year-old actress said that when she finally gets some time off she wanted to catch up on her rest. Scratch that. Stone, whose star has been on the upswing since her debut in 2007's "Superbad," is going to segue from the big-screen adaptation of of Kathryn Stockett 's bestseller "The Help," into her first summer tentpole movie - the reboot of "Spider-Man. " According to Deadline.com, Stone has landed the role of Mary Jane Watson, played in the first three Spideys by Kirsten Dunst . Andrew Garfield ("Never Let me Go," "The Social Network")
September 30, 2011 |
In what sounds like a totally smarmy - and possibly illegal - move, the woman who claims she had sex with Ashton Kutcher on his sixth wedding anniversary (ouch!) is angling for a six-figure payoff from the new Two and a Half Men man. So assert reports on Thedirty.com and the New York Post's PageSix.com. Sara Leal , 23, has reportedly met with Beverly Hills lawyer Keith Davidson to work out her shakedown strategy. (You remember Davidson. He repped the rehab worker who claimed Lindsay Lohan hit her.)