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(Yahoo!) - Lamar Odom is going to have to stick to the straight and narrow for quite some time after being arrested by the California Highway Patrol for a DUI in August.
The basketballer, 34, who is not currently affiliated with any NBA team, reached a plea deal in the case Monday. In the agreement, Odom was sentenced to 36 months of probation and promised to attend a three-month alcohol rehabilitation program and pay $1,814 in fines a Los Angeles City Attorney's Office spokesperson tells omg!.
Odom was not required to attend the ruling and was instead represented by his lawyer who plead no contest on the athlete's behalf in Superior Court in Van Nuys, California, on Monday.
In August, Odom was pulled over after allegedly driving 15 miles under the speed limit in a "serpentine manner," and the CHP recorded that he showed "objective signs of driving under the influence and was unable to perform the field sobriety tests the officer asked for," before refusing to take any chemical tests.
Another hearing has yet to be scheduled to determine when Odom will receive his driving privileges back, and if he will be required to complete any community service.
Despite several months of separation, wife Khloé Kardashian has stood by her troubled husband during the past year year in which the former "Khloé & Lamar" E! reality star has been plagued by rumors of drug abuse. As of late, Odom has seemingly been trying to get back on track professionally. He's recently been training with members of the Los Angeles Clippers (the last team he played for).
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Better late than never?
The unreleased video for Drake’s “We’ll Be Fine” off of his 2011 album Take Care has surfaced. Although teased by French filmmaker Mikael Colombu earlier this year, the video was pulled because neither the filmmaker nor Drizzy approved of the final product. What do you think?
(The beautiful classical music you hear is “Don Carlo” by Verdi. The beautiful woman is the late Aaliyah.) *Warning: Explicit language
Rapper 2 Chainz is hitting the road in 2014 for what's being billed as his "largest solo tour."
The rapper has announced his "2 G.O.O.D. To Be T.R.U." tour in support of his latest album B.O.A.T.S. 2: Me Time.
G.O.O.D. Music emcee Pusha T has signed on as the supporting act for 2 Chainz along with rappers August Alsina and Cap One.
After kicking off on February 4th in Boston, the tour will make stops in New York, Chicago, Denver, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. After criss-crossing the U.S. 2 Chainz and company will wrap things up on March 24th in Washington D.C. Tickets will go on sale on Friday.
Here are the dates for 2 Chainz's "2 G.O.O.D. to Be T.R.U." tour:
02-04 Boston, MA - House of Blues
02-05 New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
02-07 Chicago, IL - Chicago Theatre
02-08 Milwaukee, WI - Eagles Ballroom
02-10 Denver, CO - Ogden Theatre
02-12 Boise, ID - Revolution Center
02-13 Seattle, WA - Showbox SoDo
02-18 Oakland, CA - Fox Theater
02-20 Santa Ana, CA - The Observatory
02-21 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Palladium
02-22 Las Vegas, NV - The Joint
02-28 Saint Louis, MO - Chaifetz Arena
03-01 Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Theatre
03-02 Cincinnati, OH - Bank of Kentucky
03-13 Dallas, TX - South Side Ballroom
03-14 Houston, TX - Bayou Music Center
03-17 Saint Petersburg, FL - Jannus Live
03-18 Miami Beach, FL - The Fillmore Miami Beach
03-20 Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore Charlotte
03-22 Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
03-24 Washington, DC - 9:30 Club
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Rapper The Game is paying tribute to Nelson Mandela with a new tattoo.
On Instagram the rapper revealed a picture of his recently completed tattoo depicting the late South African leader looking out from his prison cell.
Tattoo artist Nikko Hurtado had the honor of adding the new ink to the right side of Game's back. Game also said the tat took more than seven hours to complete.
Game also has tattoos of Trayvon Martin and President Barack Obama, as well as the late singer Aaliyah and the late TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes.
Following Mandela's death last Thursday, Game took to Twitter to call Mandela "one of the greatest leaders of our time."
Being a musician is dangerous work - at least according to Kanye West.
In an interview with syndicated radio show Saturday Night Online Live with Romeo that aired over the weekend, Kanye compared his job to that of a police officer.
"I'm putting my life at risk... this is like being a police officer, or like war or something," Kanye told Saturday Night Online's Garrett. "You're literally going out to do your job every day knowing that something could happen to you."
He seems to be following in Tom Cruise's footsteps, who recently compared his job as an actor to being at war.
Other highlights from the interview:
Kanye equates himself with other great artists: "I'm great like Michaelangelo... Disney."
Kanye's response to people who don't appreciate his rants: "What you call a rant I call a visionary stream of consciousness."
Watch the full interview (complete with many other quotable gems) below!
Miguel says he never expected to land two nominations for the upcoming Grammy Awards. Following Friday's Grammy Nominations Concert, Miguel told reporters that the news hadn't quite hit him yet.
Miguel's Kendrick Lamar-assisted hit "How Many Drinks?" picked up a nod for Best R&B Performance, where he will face competition from songs by Tamar Braxton, Anthony Hamilton, Hiatus Kaiyote featuring Q-Tip, and Snarky Puppy with Lalah Hathaway.
Meantime, his work on J. Cole's single "Power Trip" also earned him a nod for Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Jay Z, Kendrick Lamar and Wiz Khalifa were also nominated in that category. On January 26th, the 56th Grammy Awards will air live on CBS from Los Angeles' Staples Center.
Apart from being on the list of nominees, the singer also took the stage at Friday's Grammy Nominations Concert. He and country star Keith Urban covered the Bill Withers' classic "Ain't No Sunshine." Afterward, Miguel praised country music for being a genre that has retained excellent songwriting. He added that landing a song of his own on country radio would be a "huge testament" to his songwriting abilities.