Notorious B.I.G.



Top Moments: Awkward Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder and Alex Trebek Raps!

Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder

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12. Most Brutal Setback: After nearly dying trying to save a baby from a fire in the fall finale of Chicago Fire, viewers are surprised to see Casey alive and well and acting like nothing ever happened. His physical wounds may have healed, but the emotional toll is brutal. Moments after helping a hostage escape from a robber during another fire, Casey takes the bad guy to task and punches him to a bloody pulp. Yeah, that's definitely not part of the job description.

11. Safest Ending: On the buttoned-up season -- and likely series -- finale of the low-rated Hostages, Ellen saves the president's life and... read more

Top Videos: Parks and Rec Celebrates 100 Episodes, Dennis Rodman Has a Meltdown

Parks and Recreation

This week, Alex Trebek made headlines by rapping some clues on Jeopardy!, while Dennis Rodman garnered more negative attention by having an epic meltdown during an interview with CNN. The cast and crew of Parks and Recreation celebrated the show's 100th episode, and Saturday Night Live responded to its lack of diversity problem by adding Sasheer Zamata to the cast. And last week, thousands of people gathered in New York City's Times Square to ring in 2014. Check out those clips and more in our weekly roundup of the best online videos:

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Girl Meets Maxim: See Danielle Fishel's Racy New Cover

Danielle Fishel

Although Boy Meets World fans fell for Danielle Fishel's Topanga long ago, the latest issue of Maxim will give them even more to drool over.

Fishel, who is currently preparing to reprise her role for the Disney Channel's sequel/spin-off Girl Meets World, stripped down for the magazine to show she's all grown up. In the interview, Fishel also discusses some topics that BMW only would have covered in a heavy-handed "Very Special" Epsidode. read more

Notorious B.I.G.'s Autopsy Report Released 15 Years After Death

Notorious B.I.G.

Fifteen years after his shocking death, Notorious B.I.G.'s autopsy report has finally been released, according to the Associated Press.

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Nudity! Boozing! 8 Things To Expect from Bravo's Kathy

Kathy Griffin

Kathy Griffin's Emmy winning Bravo reality series My Life on the D-List ended in 2009, but the unapologetic red-headed comedian is back —this time with a self-titled talk show. Griffin promises that Kathy, a weekly series that premieres Thursday at 10/9c, will stay true to her no-holds-barred style, which means drinking on set will be frequent, and clothing will be optional.
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Prison Inmate Confesses to Involvement in 1994 Tupac Shakur Shooting

Tupac Shakur

A man in prison says he was involved in the November 1994 robbery and shooting of Tupac Shakur, reports.

Dexter Isaac, an inmate currently serving life in prison for murder, robbery and other offenses, came forward with his confession on Wednesday — the day before what would have been Shakur's 40th birthday.

Remember the late Tupac Shakur

Isaac said he was paid $2,500 by James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond, an entertainment mogul, for the robbery and shooting. Isaac said he confessed... read more

Faith Evans Arrested on Suspicion of Drunken Driving

Faith Evans

Grammy winner Faith Evans was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after being stopped at a checkpoint, the Los Angeles Police Department told

The R&B singer was arrested Saturday night at a checkpoint in Marina del Rey, Officer Cleon Joseph said. She was taken ...
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Lil' Kim Criticizes Notorious Portrayal

Lil' Kim, Notorious B.I.G.

Lil' Kim has a big problem with Notorious.

The pint-sized rapper is unhappy with the portrayal of her in the Notorious B.I.G. biopic, as she believes producers were more interested in creating a "'character'" than an accurate depiction of her, The Associated Press reports.

"Even though my relationship with Big was at times very difficult and complicated (as with most relationships we have all experienced at one time or another), it was also ...
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Who Will Play the Notorious B.I.G.?

Jamal Woolard courtesy Fox Searchlight

After a worldwide search, Fox Searchlight has announced that it has cast the role of Christopher Wallace (aka the Notorious B.I.G.) for a biopic about the slain rapper slated to hit theaters in January 2009. Brooklyn rapper Jamal Woolard (aka Gravy) has nabbed the starring role in Notorious. Previously cast in the film, which is to be directed by George Tillman Jr. (Men of Honor, Soul Food), are Angela Bassett as Voletta Wallace (Biggie's mom), Derek Luke (Antwone Fisher) as Sean Combs, and Anthony Mackie (We Are Marshall) as Tupac Shakur. Biggie's mom said it was Jamal's "charming personality, warm spirit, wonderful sense of humor and beautiful smile" that got him the job. Jeez, I hope he can act. — Mickey O'Connor (aka Irish Spring)Related:• Open Casting Call for Notorious B.I.G. Role read more

High School Musical 2 and Other Short Cuts

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens in High School Musical 2 by Adam Larkey/Disney Channel

Verizon FiOS customers have the chance to see Disney Channel's High School Musical 2 as early as today, a full week before its official premiere, via its Disney on Demand service. (Psst, save yourself some coin and pay me a mere $5 not to tell your rugrats.).... Helena Bonham Carter is pregnant with her and director husband Tim Burton's second child, her publicist tells the AP. The couple have a 3-year-old son, Raymond.... The role of Notorious B.I.G. for an upcoming biopic about the ill-fated rapper will be filled via an open casting call, producers tell the AP. if you're big enough and bad enough, go here for details. read more


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