International News

Webmin
1 Comment

50 Cent's home destroyed by fire

50cent2.jpgThe home at the center of a bitter legal dispute between 50 Cent and his son's mother was destroyed by a suspicious fire early Friday morning.

Six people, including his 10-year-old son, Marquise and Shaniqua Tompkins, 50's ex-girlfriend, were taken to a hospital after suffering smoke inhalation and later released. A firefighter also suffered a minor eye injury, officials said. 50, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, doesn't live in the home and wasn't there at the time.

A representative for the rapper said, "Informed this morning while filming a new motion picture on location in Louisiana, Curtis Jackson expressed deep concern over this fire at his property. He is extremely thankful that everyone including his son, Marquise, escaped the burning house safely. He is confident that authorities will be conducting a thorough investigation of the incident and is eager to review their findings."

Suffolk County
arson squad Investigators were called to the scene after Dix Hills Fire Chief, Larry Feld thought the blaze suspicious.

Tompkins filed a lawsuit against 50 earlier this year claiming he had promised her a house more than a decade ago, but that since their breakup, he now wants to evict her and their 10-year-old son from the home. Tompkins' lawyer, Paul Catsandonis, told The Associated Press in a telephone interview that the dispute over the house had become "extremely, extremely contentious in recent days." Although he declined to be specific, he said there was an "extremely dangerous incident" Monday in his Manhattan office, while taking a deposition for the lawsuit.

The dispute was "involving the parties in question," he said, adding that the case was back on the calendar in state Supreme Court in Manhattan on June 10. Catsandonis said 50 paid about $2.4 million for the house last year, one of the largest in the Long Island neighborhood of Dix Hills.

50's ex-girlfriend Shaniqua is making accusation that he is involved in the fire and that he tried to kill his own son.

---------------------------------

America's Next Top Model winner CariDee tries to commit suicide

CariDee_English.jpgRumours are swelling that CariDee English, winner of America's Next Top Model, attempted suicide.

It is reported in The Enqirer that the America's Next Top Model winner, CariDee English, recently attempted suicide by taking an overdose of prescription pills just hours after joining other celebrities for the grand opening of a new Casino.

CariDee was in sweatpants and a cut-off T-shirt sitting on the toilet, saying that she took about 10 pills that she had for depression and anxiety.

She said it was a stupid thing. She was feeling depressed because she was having problems with her boyfriend. She was pretty intoxicated and was slurring her words.

"Security kept making sure she didn't fall asleep," the insider told The Enquirer.

The ambulance rushed the model to Backus Care Center in Norwich Conn, where she remained for several days before being released.

A few weeks ago MediaTakeOut.com reported that, CariDee recently broke up with her boyfriend. She was reported to have been dating model Tyson Beckford.

------------------------------------

Rihanna's "Take a Bow" is #1

rihanna_billboard.jpgRihanna, has scored her third #1 billboard hit, with the song "Take a Bow".

The song was written by Ne-Yo and production-team Stargate for the re-release of Rihanna's third studio album "Good Girl Gone Bad". "Take a Bow" was released to US top 40 radio on April 15 and to iTunes on May 6 and has since become an a global anthem.

The single is currently on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Also, the song is #1 on iTunes in Canada, New Zealand, United States, The United Kingdom and Ireland, and is #1 on the UK singles chart.

Rihanna is renown for the hits, "Pon De Replay", SOS" and "Umbrella", featuring rap mogul Jay-Z, which won a Grammy Award this year for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration.

Categories