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Ashanti, Nelly Have 2 Pieces of Big News

They're engaged, expecting first child together

(Newser) - More than two decades after they first got together, Ashanti and Nelly are engaged—and expecting. The singer and rapper announced both pieces of news Wednesday, via Instagram and an Essence interview with Ashanti. "Motherhood is something that I have looked forward to, and sharing this with my family,...

We're About to See a Whole Lot More of This Tiger King Star

Carole Baskin to appear on ABC's 'Dancing With the Stars,' along with Nelly, Anne Heche

(Newser) - Will she perform a rockabilly-inspired number to the "Stray Cat Strut"? Or perhaps a more contemporary interpretative dance to "Eye of the Tiger"? All eyes will be on Carole Baskin and her song choices starting Sept. 14, when the new season of Dancing With the Stars...

Nelly Arrested for Allegedly Raping Woman on Tour Bus

The rapper was jailed Saturday morning in Washington state

(Newser) - Nelly was arrested Saturday morning for allegedly raping a woman on his tour bus in Washington state, TMZ reports. According to Q13 , the "Hot in Herre" rapper performed at the White River Amphitheater on Friday and was also scheduled to appear at a nightclub event in nearby Seattle the...

The Genius Way People Are Paying Nelly's $2.6M Tax Bill

By streaming 'Hot in Herre' and other Nelly hits about 287.2M times

(Newser) - Cornell Iral Haynes Jr. is in trouble with the taxman, but you may be able to help. You also might be more inclined to lend a hand if you recognize Mr. Haynes by his stage name, Nelly, and realize that it would take just a few minutes on Spotify to...

Celine Dion Raps on Ellen
Celine Dion Raps on Ellen

Celine Dion Raps on Ellen

Shows off her chops, but won't say that B-word

(Newser) - Take a 48-year-old Canadian crooner, put her on a daytime talk show, and arm her with rap lyrics, and you have, well, you have the makings of Monday's Ellen Show, reports CNN . Declaring, "my career is going to end tonight," Celine Dion nonetheless gamely belted out lyrics...

Nelly Busted as Cops Find Meth, Pot, Guns on Tour Bus

Pot, meth, drug paraphernalia found on rapper's tour bus: cops

(Newser) - A state trooper in Tennessee made a routine traffic stop on a bus yesterday morning that landed Nelly in some pretty serious trouble. As TMZ reports, the bus was the rapper's tour bus and the trooper smelled pot soon after pulling it over for not having a DOT sticker....

Radio Station Plays 'Hot in Herre'—for Entire Day

San Francisco station first put it on yesterday afternoon

(Newser) - If you've listened to San Francisco's KVVF 105.7 in the past 24 hours or so, you've been treated to exactly one song: Nelly's "Hot in Herre." It's been playing on loop since 3 pm yesterday, Rolling Stone reports. At first, no one...

Amanda Berry Steps Out, Dances With Nelly

Cleveland kidnap victim draws huge cheers in first public appearance

(Newser) - Amanda Berry let about a day go by after Ariel Castro agreed to spend the rest of his life in prison , and then stuck her head out in public in a big way: As ABC reports, the 27-year-old not only attended Cleveland's RoverFest 2013 yesterday, she appeared onstage as...

Decade's Best Sellers: Eminem, the Beatles

 Decade's Best 
 Sellers: Eminem, 
 the Beatles 

Decade's Best Sellers: Eminem, the Beatles

Norah Jones, Nelly also snag spots

(Newser) - The Beatles might have had its heyday a few decades ago, but the band managed to emerge from this decade with the best-selling album. Perhaps more surprising is the decade’s top-selling artist: Eminem, with 32.2 million albums sold—followed closely by, yes, the Beatles again in the No....

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