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HipHopDX Drops $3 Million Defamation Lawsuit Against 50 Cent Over “Fake News” Claim

According to confirmed reports, Cheri Media, publisher of rap news website HipHopDX, has dropped its $3 million defamation claim against 50 Cent.
Cheri Media sued 50 in July after the rapper and actor called HipHopDX “fake news” and “a bogus news outlet that does not check its facts” on Instagram.
50 Cent posted the comments in response to a June HipHopDX story that disputed 50’s claim on social media that he had sold his trademarked Instagram catchphrase “get the strap” for $1 million to the Viacom-owned mixed martial arts promoter Bellator MMA.
Writer Justin Ivey reported that a Bellator spokesman said 50’s claim “isn’t true” and the two sides were still negotiating a deal. The MMA company ultimately announced a licensing agreement in late September.
Cheri Media filed its defamation suit after 50 Cent first sued the company for publishing a photo, taken from his Instagram without permission, as the featured image for the article in question. The company reportedly agreed to a $20,000 settlement over the alleged fair use violation in August.
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Big, Beautiful & Bodacious: Lovehoney Launches New Plus Size Lingerie with Model Audrey Ritchie
Friday October 05, 2018

Beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, and Lovehoney — a lifestyle company that knows a thing or two about providing “pleasure” — is making sure the world knows that by releasing two new sets of lingerie. However, the way they came to creating the collection is both innovative and inclusive on all levels. Lovehoney […]

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Alex Bregman Trolls Nathan Eovaldi Ahead of ALCS Game 3 Matchup
Tuesday October 16, 2018

Social media is an interesting entity. Sometimes it can be used for good, other times we see its ugly side. Astros third baseman Alex Bregman likes to take advantage of its popularity, even before a big game. That is exactly what he did before the Astros’ game against the Red Sox on Wednesday, October 16. […]

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