Rapper Ja Rule Sentenced to Two Years in Prison

Posted Dec 14th 2010 at 07:24 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

Ja Rule agreed Monday to go to prison for two years in a gun case, becoming the second platinum-selling rapper set to do time after arrests in the aftermath of a star-studded hip-hop concert in July 2007. The rapper-actor -- whose gravelly voice, thuggish tough talk and duets with R&B divas made him one of rap's stars in the early 2000s -- pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of...

Wesley Snipes Begins Serving 3-Year Prison Stint

Posted Dec 9th 2010 at 01:00 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

Wesley Snipes began serving a three-year sentence at a federal prison in Pennsylvania on Thursday for failure to file income tax returns. Snipes, 48, arrived shortly before noon at the Federal Correctional Institution McKean in the tiny northwestern Pennsylvania town of Lewis Run, federal prisons spokesman Ed Ross said. He had been ordered to surrender by noon. The minimum security prison camp...

Lost Interview With John Lennon Released 30 Years After His Death

Posted Dec 8th 2010 at 07:10 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

Three days before he was gunned down, John Lennon complained about his critics -- saying they were just interested in "dead heroes" -- and talked optimistically about his family and future, musing that he had "plenty of time" to accomplish some of his life goals. Lennon's final interview was released to The Associated Press by Rolling Stone on Wednesday, the 30th anniversary of the musician's...

Elizabeth Edwards Succumbs to Cancer Battle at Age 61

Posted Dec 7th 2010 at 05:19 PM by PopEater / Wire Services

Elizabeth Edwards, the estranged wife of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, died Tuesday after a six-year fight with cancer, her family said. She was 61. "Today we have lost the comfort of Elizabeth's presence but she remains the heart of this family," the statement said. "We love her and will never know anyone more inspiring or full of life. On behalf of Elizabeth we want...

Ex-KC and the Sunshine Band Bassist Gets 7 Years in Prison for Teen Sex Charges

Posted Dec 7th 2010 at 11:56 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

Telling a judge he was embarrassed, disgusted and ashamed, a former member of KC and the Sunshine Band has been sentenced in Ohio to seven years in prison for sex charges involving teen boys. Bassist and music producer Richard Finch entered pleas of no contest in Licking County Common Pleas Court on Monday to unlawful sexual conduct with a minor and several other charges. His voice breaking,...

Oprah's Ecstatic Audience Touches Down in Australia

Posted Dec 7th 2010 at 07:01 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

Oprah Winfrey's giddy audience of 300 arrived in Australia from the U.S. on Tuesday to begin enjoying the talk show queen's ultimate giveaway - an eight-day journey across the land Down Under. Winfrey kicked off her 25th and final season of 'The Oprah Winfrey Show' in September by surprising her shrieking, jumping and sobbing fans with what she's billed as the trip of a lifetime. The...

Kardashian Sisters Seek to End Credit Card Relationship

Posted Nov 30th 2010 at 07:30 AM by PopEater / Wire Services

The Kardashian sisters are seeking to cut ties with a venture that sold prepaid debit cards under their name after coming under attack for the card's high fees. The card, which launched three weeks ago, was aimed at young adults, the same group that watches the sisters' hit cable TV show 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians.' An attorney for the sisters sent a letter Monday to parties affiliated...

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