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NY Daily News Proclaims Diddy Dead Since 1996

Sean Combs — aka Puffy, aka Puff Daddy, aka Guy Who Blessed The World with Da Band, aka P. Diddy, aka Diddy — is dead.

The New York Daily News reported that despite plenty of evidence to the contrary, Combs has been dead for the past 18 years. He was killed in a 1996 shooting, which — sadly enough — was the same year Tupac Shakur was murdered.

We would like to thank the Daily News for alerting us to Combs’ death.

To our dearly departed Diddy, please know that it’s kinda hard with you not around. Know you in heaven, smilin’ down. Watching us while we pray for you; every day we pray for you. Till the day we meet again, in my heart is where I keep you friend.

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Oprah Considers Buying LA Clippers

Now that Donald Sterling is banned for life from the NBA for making racist comments, the list of people who want to purchase the Los Angeles Clippers is steadily growing. Of course Sterling won’t go down without a long, annoying legal fight, but nevertheless, everyone seems to have interest in the franchise if and when it gets put up for sale. Our favorite potential owner so far? None other Big O.

According to ESPN, Oprah is considering buying the Clippers. The media maven would be part of a team that includes David Geffen and Larry Ellison. If the trio ends up buying the team, we’re setting the over/under for average number of fans who show up to Clippers games with signs that read “You get a win! You get a win! You get a win!” at 455.

Others interested in buying the Clippers include Diddy (He even created his own hashtag #DiddyBuyTheClippers) and Floyd Mayweather, who for some odd reason felt it was necessary to speak of his interest by stating “Do we want to buy the Clippers? Yes we do.”

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J. Lo Outbids Diddy for Fuse TV

NuvoTV, the cable channel backed by Jennifer Lopez, has won the bidding war for Fuse Network. Lopez was going head-to-head with her former boyfriend, Diddy, for MSG owned Fuse.

Diddy was the first to make an offer, but his $200 million bid wasn’t enough. The New York Post reports that J.Lo’s slightly higher bid of what has only been described as “more than $200 million” won. By adding Fuse Network, NuvoTV will now reach over 100 million homes across the country. Diddy had wanted to do the same for his network, Revolt TV.

Eric Sherman, the former president of Fuse, told the Post that Diddy losing to J.Lo was “a real blow.”

We’re not so sure. People still like Sean John, right? Right?

J. Lo Battles Diddy for Fuse Network

NuvoTV, the Jennifer Lopez-backed cable channel for Latinos, has made a bid for Fuse Network.

Bloomberg reports that J.Lo’s offer is “cash and equity valued at more than $200 million,” which means she out bid Sean Combs, her former boyfriend. Diddy offered only $200 million for Fuse.

Lopez holds a minority stake in the LA based NuvoTV. The network reaches 34 million homes, so adding Fuse’s 74 million homes would be a huge boost. Diddy’s Revolt TV, meanwhile, currently reaches even less homes — only 22 million.

Fuse TV has more bidders than just J.Lo and Diddy, but they’re the most important because they’re famous. Obviously. So which one will get Fuse? We say let the person with the most nicknames but least amount of terrible music win. It’s a tough call, we know.

Diddy Bids $200 Million for Fuse Network

Sean Combs — otherwise known as Diddy, Puffy, Puff, P. Diddy, or Puff Daddy depending on the day of the week — has bid about $200 million for Fuse cable TV network. Bloomberg News reports that Diddy plans to fold Fuse into Revolt, the network he founded last year.

With the buy, Revolt would increase its distribution by over 70 million homes. Currently, Revolt reaches about 22 million homes and is carried by Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Fuse, on the other hand, reaches about 74 million homes through DirecTV and Dish Network.

One obstacle that might keep Diddy from being the proud new owner of Fuse? His bid. A Bloomberg analyst said that “An offer of $200 million seems low for almost 75 million households.”

If Diddy’s offer is accepted — he is one of several bidders — early word is that each show on the new combined network will be hosted by Dylan.

June Ambrose on Styling Diddy, Jay-Z and Hip-Hop’s Most Iconic Videos

Whether showing that turbans can be chic or bringing her cutting-edge style to contestants on The X Factor, June Ambrose often has the fashion world falling at her feet. And she single-handedly upgraded hip-hop’s street corner image with her innovative approach to music videos. (See this and this.)

In our Media Beat interview, Ambrose explained how she tapped into her West Indian roots for one of her most iconic looks: those shiny suits donned by Diddy and Mase in Notorious B.I.G‘s posthumous “Mo’ Money, Mo’ Problems” clip.

“I showed [Diddy] the red metallic and he said, ‘I am not wearing that.’ I had to make one red leather outfit and one metallic leather outfit and… I won!” the star of VH1′s Styled by June said.

“You have to go into this business very fearless, and you have to have integrity for what you do… I said to him, ‘You have to just trust me. I know that sounds wild, but I put my career on this moment. I’m telling you it will make a huge difference.’ Once he saw the first take and he looked at playback, he looked at me and said ‘okay.’ And that was the beginning of not only a great working relationship, but a great friendship.”

Part 2: June Ambrose on Her New VH1 Show, Styled by June
Part 3: June Ambrose on How to Become a Fashion Stylist
Bonus! Stylist June Ambrose on Her Trademark Turban

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Magic Johnson Joins Diddy with New TV Channel

We already knew that Diddy and Comcast struck a deal for the mogul to launch his music channel, Revolt, but now another high profile celebrity is getting a chance. The Wall Street Journal reports that Earvin “Magic” Johnson will launch “Aspire,” a general interest channel targeting the African-American community, sometime this year.

Johnson said Aspire will feature original programming, movies and shows. The addition of Johnson’s channel is part of Comcast’s mission to launch 10 minority-owned networks within the next 10 years.

In typical Johnson fashion, he insisted that one of his goals for the channel is to provide as many opportunities for African-American’s in the entertainment business as possible.

You’ve got to love him; he hasn’t played ball in forever but the assists continue to rack up.

Diddy’s Plan: All Diddy, All The Time

Harlem native Sean Combs, aka “Diddy,” the rapper (hahaha! just kidding!), businessman and media mogul wants to be even more ubiquitous than he is now. Today he spoke to Adweek about his new Ciroc vodka ad and his burgeoning empire, and he had a couple interesting things to say.

Diddy begins by explaining that his new liquor commercial uses the “rat pack” theme because “for years, people have called me the black Sinatra.” Of course they have. Your FishbowlNY editors are constantly dealing with people calling us the “still alive Ernest Hemingways,” so we know what he means. It gets so old.

The best part of the interview, however, is when Diddy explains his grand plan:

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Forbes Lists Hip-Hop’s Top Earners

We’re big hip-hop fans here at FishbowlNY, so we greeted the new Forbes list of hip-hop’s top earners with great interest. The list – titled Cash Kings – accounts for earnings from May 2010 to May 2011, and measures the artist’s income from “record sales, digital downloads, films, merchandise sales, endorsements, books and other ventures.”

This year Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z topped the list, bringing in $37 million over the past year. He barely edged out Diddy, another New York native, who earned $35 million even though he’s never made a good song that didn’t include Biggie. Maybe people liked Loon after all. Kanye West rounds out the top three earners, raking in $16 million.

Check out the top 10 after the jump.

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