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Political Feud of the Day: MTG vs. Dr. Dre
MTG, Dr. Dre
Get Into It
Over Video

MTG, Dr. Dre Get Into It Over Video

Rapper sends lawmaker scathing cease-and-desist letter, and she fires back

(Newser) - It's not unusual for musicians to object to politicians using their music, but a flareup Monday was more colorful than most. It started when GOP Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene used Dr. Dre's "Still D.R.E."—at least the instrumental part—in a video playing...

Super Bowl Halftime Show Had 2 Surprise Guests

50 Cent and Anderson .Paak joined the headliners

(Newser) - The Super Bowl LVI halftime show was already epic with the five known performers—Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Mary J. Blige, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar—but when the time came around for it Sunday, two surprise guests joined in. Rapper 50 Cent performed his hit "In Da Club,"...

Divorce Settlement May Be 'Massive,' but Dr. Dre Is 'Delighted'

Nicole Young is getting $100M

(Newser) - In a divorce settlement being described by Rolling Stone and other media outlets as "massive," Dr. Dre will pay ex-wife Nicole Young $100 million. The hip-hop mogul and entrepreneur has an estimated net worth of $820 million, TMZ reports, and the gossip site's sources say Dre is...

There'll Be No 'I' Onstage for Next Super Bowl Halftime

Team effort will include Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar

(Newser) - Five big names will team up for the next Super Bowl halftime show, taking the stage together for the first time. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, and Kendrick Lamar will form a hip-hop supergroup for the event in Inglewood, California, on Feb. 13, the Los Angeles Times...

Coming Fall 2022: the 'Coolest High School in America'

Rap icon Dr. Dre joins record executive Jimmy Iovine to form magnet high school in Los Angeles

(Newser) - A high school in Los Angeles is set to open in the fall of 2022, and it's got two very big names behind it. Last week, the Board of Education for the Los Angeles Unified School District gave the green light to what's known for now as Regional...

Dr. Dre Suffers Brain Aneurysm
It's Been a
Scary Week for Dr. Dre

It's Been a Scary Week for Dr. Dre

Rapper says he is recovering after brain aneurysm

(Newser) - Dr. Dre's fans can breathe a sigh of relief: The rapper and music mogul announced Tuesday night that he is recovering, hours after TMZ and other outlets reported he was in the ICU after having suffered a brain aneurysm. "Thanks to my family, friends and fans for their...

Spousal Support Request by Dr. Dre's Wife Is 'Staggering'

Rapper-producer will put up a fight: sources

(Newser) - Dr. Dre's wife of 24 years is demanding a whole lot of dough as part of divorce proceedings. Nicole Young, who filed for divorce in late June, is requesting $1,936,399 per month in temporary spousal support—an amount that's "staggering, even for the uber-wealthy,"...

Dr. Dre's Marriage of 24 Years Is Over

Rapper's wife, Nicole Young, files for divorce

(Newser) - It's over for Dr. Dre and his wife of more than two decades. Nicole Young, who married the rapper and music mogul (real name Andre Young) in 1996, has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, Billboard reports. Though this is Dre's first marriage, he has five children from...

These Recordings Deemed Important to Our Soundscape

Dr. Dre album, Whitney Houston song make the cut

(Newser) - Dr. Dre's classic debut rap album The Chronic, Selena's sophomore release Ven Conmigo, and the worldwide disco hit "YMCA" by the Village People are among 25 recordings being inducted into the National Recording Registry. The Library of Congress announced Wednesday that Tina Turner's "Private Dancer,...

Dr. Dre Deletes 'Strange Brag' About His Kid Getting Into USC

She got in 'on her own,' says dad who donated $70M

(Newser) - Dr. Dre is a proud man—his daughter, Truly Young, got into the University of Southern California, and unlike some other celebrity parents , he didn't have to pay somebody to bribe coaches or facilitate cheating on exams. But the hip-hop legend may have gone too far with what Mashable...

Dr. Dre Loses Fight With Dr. Drai, an Actual Doctor

In trademark battle, gynecologist argued that no one was likely to confuse the two

(Newser) - In a case of Dre versus Drai, the US Patent and Trademark office has handed a win to ... Drai, thus ending a three-year dispute that pitted Dr. Dre (real name Andre Young) against Dr. Drai (real name Draion M. Burch). One, of course, is the rap mogul who discovered Snoop...

Dr. Dre Putting $10M Back Into Compton

He's funding a new performing arts center

(Newser) - Dr. Dre is putting a lot of money straight into Compton: The rap mogul is giving back to his hometown with a $10 million donation toward a performing arts complex at the new Compton High School, reports the Los Angeles Times . "My goal is to provide kids with the...

Suge Knight: Dr. Dre Hired Hit Men to Kill Me

He says Dre was trying to get out of a contract

(Newser) - Rap mogul Suge Knight is suing Dr. Dre for allegedly hiring a hit man to kill him—and then hiring another to finish the job after the first assassin failed. Knight was shot seven times at a pre-VMAs party in 2014, and his lawsuit alleges that the shooting was carried...

Dr. Dre Apologizes for His Violence Against Women

"I was a young man drinking too much and in over my head"

(Newser) - In what is possibly the first time he's ever concretely addressed allegations of violence against women, hip-hop mogul Dr. Dre issued an apology to "the women I've hurt" via the New York Times today. "Twenty-five years ago I was a young man drinking too much and...

Why You Won't See Dr. Dre Abuse Women in Compton
Why You Won't See Dr. Dre Abuse Women in Compton

Why You Won't See Dr. Dre Abuse Women in Compton

Dee Barnes says women are casualties of manipulated history

(Newser) - Like many, Dee Barnes says she cringed watching the now-famous video of a cop punching an unarmed grandmother, but her reaction was personal. "That must have been how it looked as Dr. Dre straddled me and beat me mercilessly on the floor of the women's restroom at the...

13 Celebrities Who Are Big Tippers

They like to spread the wealth

(Newser) - Dr. Dre just became the richest man in hip-hop —and he's spreading his good fortune around. Last week, the rapper was partying at West Hollywood's Mondrian Hotel, and when he left, he gave his waitress a $5,000 tip. "She was stunned," a source tells...

Apple Makes Dr. Dre Hip-Hop's Richest Man

'Star-struck' firm pays record $3B for Beats Electronics

(Newser) - Apple has made the biggest buy in its history—and made Dr. Dre the richest man in hip-hop history. The company has confirmed that it is buying Beats Electronics for $3 billion, down from the $3.2 billion discussed earlier this month , reports Bloomberg , which notes that Apple is sitting...

Apple Might Make Dr. Dre a Billionaire

Or close to it, if the company buys his Beats Electronics

(Newser) - Apple could be about to make its biggest deal ever, one that would make rapper and producer Dr. Dre a very rich man. Apple is in talks to buy Beats Electronics—known for its wireless headphones, speakers, and, most recently, a music streaming service—for $3.2 billion, the Financial ...

2012's Top-Earning Musician Might Surprise You
2012's Top-Earning Musician Might Surprise You
'forbes' list

2012's Top-Earning Musician Might Surprise You

'Forbes' releases annual list of highest-paid musicians

(Newser) - The top-earning musician of 2012 is ... Dr. Dre? Yes, the rapper tops Forbes ' annual list of the highest-paid musicians, thanks mostly to his wildly successful Beats headphone line, which also scored him a spot in Forbes' top five highest-paid celebrities this year . The top 10 musicians who raked in...

Despite Struggles, Oprah Still Highest-Paid Celebrity
Despite Struggles, Oprah
Still Highest-Paid Celebrity
forbes list

Despite Struggles, Oprah Still Highest-Paid Celebrity

Three filmmakers also make it into top 5, plus ... Dr. Dre?!

(Newser) - We all know Oprah Winfrey hasn't been doing quite as well since she ended her iconic talk show to start her own network. But thanks to her massive empire—Harpo Productions, her magazine and radio station, and a number of popular shows she's involved in—she managed to...

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