The artist also known as Curtis Jackson in Las Vegas earlier this year. (Jeff Bottari/Getty Images)

• 50 Cent was briefly hospitalized on Tuesday after a Mack truck ran into his SUV on the Long Island Expressway. The car was hit from behind; the rapper was treated for minor injuries to his neck and back, according to his own Web site,

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