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Rappers’ Most Unexpected Non-Musical Side Projects

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If you find yourself asking, “Where is Ja Rule?” as often I do, you might be pleased to know he’s got a new movie out called I’m in Love With a Church Girl (it’s about exactly what you think). But wait! There’s more! During a recent interview with SiriusXM’s Food Talk, Ja revealed he’s interested in writing a microwave cookbook. Apparently, two years in prison did wonders for his microwaving technique, and this got me thinking about all the other weird side projects rappers have taken on in recent years. Click through to learn about some of hip hop stars’ most unexpected pastimes.
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10 Celebrity Philanthropists Whose Charities Landed Them in Hot Water

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Surprise! Bono’s not as squeaky-clean as his humanitarian image suggests. The Irish rocker provided a strongly worded defense of his use of offshore accounts to the Observer yesterday, dismissing critics of his bald-faced tax evasion as “the cranky left.” In fact, Bono argues, his finances are in line with the Irish government’s longstanding goal of “tax competitiveness.” Bono’s flawless liberal credentials have also come under fire for exacerbating Africa’s reliance on foreign aid, bringing his image as one of the world’s most vocal humanitarians into question. But Bono’s far from the first famous philanthropist who’s failed to put his money where his mouth is. Here’s our list of celebrities whose charities haven’t done quite as much good as one would hope.
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The Morning’s Top 5 Pop Culture Stories

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1. Musician Michel Martelly — the presidential candidate supported by both Pras and Wyclef Jean — has won the runoff election in Haiti, taking in nearly 68 percent of the vote to defeat former first lady Mirlande Manigat. [via Vulture]

2. “I believe the writers are six weeks away from a draft. I… Read More

News: Wyclef Jean Shot in Haiti

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Wyclef Jean was shot in the right hand in the Delmas area of Port-au-Prince, Haiti after 11pm last night. He was taken to a hospital and treated before being released. Jean, a Haiti native, had been planning to run for President of the country until he was disqualified in August. His current trip is to… Read More