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AHH Stray News: P. Diddy’s New Name, The Biz, Hip-Hopera, Mariah’s Manager Disses Em

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Sean “P. Diddy”

Combs has announced that he is dropping the “P” from his name and

will now be known simply as “Diddy.” Diddy told the New York Post

that the name change wasn’t a publicity stunt. "Nobody knew what to

call me,” Diddy told the paper. “I’d notice that people were uncomfortable

when I’d meet them for the first time, and then they’d ask me what they should

call me. I even started to get confused myself – and when I’d called someone on

the telephone it took me a long time to explain who I was. Too long.”

AOL and Warner Music Group have teamed up to create a new online reality series

titled "The Biz" which is scheduled to air this fall. The show will

search through thousands of inspiring moguls, to act as president of a newly created

record label, marketed and distributed by Warner Music Group. Warner Music Group

includes record labels such as Atlantic, Asylum, Elektra and Bad Boy. Ten finalists

will compete for the ultimate prize of running the label. The show will feature

a team of heavyweight judges, including music industry vets Lyor Cohen, Chairman

and CEO of WMG, Kevin Liles, Vice President of WMG and Russell Simmons, the trailblazing

music mogul and CEO of Phat Farm Clothing. Applicants must be over 18 years of

age to be considered for reality series. For more information visit:

Glyndebourne, a

British opera institution that has staged operas for more that 70 years, is

reinventing Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte using Hip-Hop. The new “Hip-Hopera”

production has been titled School4Lovers and the opera’s setting will

take place in a London public housing development. The updated production is

an attempt by Glyndebourne to attract younger audiences to the East Sussex based

theater.

Eminem and Mariah

Carey are locking horns over a skit Eminem performs during his "Anger Management

3" tour. Eminem berates Carey and plays an alleged voicemail the diva left

on his answering machine. According to reports, Eminem said he had an affair

with Carey, a claim Carey has repeatedly denied. Carey’s manager Benny

Medina had sharp words for the rapper as well telling the New York Post: "While

we appreciate Eminem as an artist, lately his work has seemed tasteless and

unnecessarily mean-spirited. The public seems to agree — just look at

his declining record and concert ticket sales."

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