ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT4- PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0277 IN_TIME: 14:34:19 LENGTH: 01:49 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: Entertainment Daily SCRIPT: xfa English/Nat SOTRY: PUFF DADDY - AWAITS VERDICT LOCATION:New York City, USA DATE:14 March 2001 A New York jury has retired to consider whether hip hop mogul Sean "Puffy "Combs next song will be a prison lament. They have begun deliberating over gun possession and bribery charges against hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs. He could face as many as 15 years in prison if convicted. The jury of seven men and five women in the State Supreme Court in Manhattan began considering the charges after receiving legal instructions from Justice Charles Solomon. Combs, who presides over a $150m empire that includes his entertainment company, clothing line and restaurants, shook hands and embraced well wishers outside the courtroom. After the jury heard the case, prosecutor Matthew Bogdanos told reporters outside court that after more than 60 witnesses and seven weeks of trial he just hoped they wouldn't have to do it again. Bogdanos, in his jury summation yesterday characterized Combs as a celebrity who was trying to evade the consequences of firing a gun into the ceiling of Club New York on December 27, 1999. Combs was at the club with his former girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. Charges against her were dropped. Defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman, who said Combs was the victim of "a bum rap," said he hoped the jury would "look at all the evidence." Combs, 31, is charged with illegal gun possession and bribing a witness in the shooting that left three people wounded. Combs' protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, is charged with attempted murder, assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. Combs' bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, is also charged with gun possession and bribery. SHOTLIST: 1. Medium shot, Brafman and Cochran walk to podium 2. Cutaway to press 3. Close-up of press 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Brafman, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer 5. Cutaway to press 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Brafman, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer 7. Wide shot of Puffy walking to courthouse in the morning 8. Wide shot of court sketch of judge Solomon and Sean "Puffy" Combs 9. Close-up of court sketch of Solomon pans to Sean "Puffy" Combs 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnny Cochran, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer 11. Cutaway to onlookers, pullout to wide shot with Barrow's lawyers in foreground?
SEAN PUFFY COMBS TRIAL (1/31/2001)
TRIAL CONTINUES TODAY FOR SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS, ACCUSED OF FIRING A GUN IN A NIGHTCLUB.
JURY SELECTION IN SEAN PUFFY COMBS TRIAL (1/19/2001)
SEAN PUFFY COMBS APPEARS OUTSIDE THE NEW YORK COURT WHERE THE JURY FOR HIS TRIAL IS BEING SELECTED.
US: Puff Daddy 2: Sean "Puffy" Combs trial
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0273 IN_TIME: 01:38:12 LENGTH: 01:49 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: LC SCRIPT: English/Nat xfa A jury began deliberating gun possession and bribery charges against hip-hop entrepreneur Sean "Puffy" Combs. The jury of seven men and five women in State Supreme Court in Manhattan began considering the charges after receiving legal instructions from Justice Charles Solomon. Combs, who presides over an empire that includes his entertainment company, clothing line and restaurants, shook hands and embraced well wishers outside the courtroom. After the jury heard the case, prosecutor Matthew Bogdanos told reporters outside court that after more than 60 witnesses and seven weeks of trial he just hoped they wouldn't have to do it again. Bogdanos, in his jury summation yesterday characterized Combs as a celebrity who was trying to evade the consequences of firing a gun into the ceiling of Club New York on December 27, 1999. Combs was at the club with his former girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez. Charges against her were dropped. Defense lawyer Benjamin Brafman, who said Combs was the victim of "a bum rap," said he hoped the jury would "look at all the evidence." Combs, 31, is charged with illegal gun possession and bribing a witness in the shooting that left three people wounded. He faces as much as 15 years in prison, if convicted. Combs' protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, is charged with attempted murder, assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. Combs' bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, is also charged with gun possession and bribery. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I think on balance that this jury saw a responsible, honest, an extraordinary young man who has accomplished a great deal in his life and gave honest testimony, and did not seek to tailor his testimony to the testimony of other witnesses, but simply told it from his perspective and he told the truth -- and I think it helped dramatically." SUPERCAPTION: Ben Brafman, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer SOUNDBITE: (English) "It's exactly what I said in the summation -- Mr. Combs, once he made a decision to testify, he's going to tell the truth. Ms. Lopez has her own career, there were parts of this episode that she was not physically present at, it became clear that if he was going to testify, there would be no need to put her through this spectacle." SUPER CAPTION: Ben Brafman, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer SOUNDBITE: (English) "This has been a learning experience for him. I think that, as mature as he was before, I think he's even more mature now. And I think as he goes forward in his career -- I think nobody wants to go through a process like this -- but I think it's made him even stronger, I think he understands better now, and I think that's appropriate. And we do expect that he'll be acquitted." SUPER CAPTION: Johnny Cochran, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer SHOTLIST: New York City, USA, 14 March 2001 1. Medium shot, Brafman and Cochran walk to podium 2. Cutaway to press 3. Close-up of press 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Brafman, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer 5. Cutaway to press 6. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Brafman, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer 7. Wide shot of Puffy walking to courthouse in the morning 8. Wide shot of court sketch of judge Solomon and Sean "Puffy" Combs 9. Close-up of court sketch of Solomon pans to Sean "Puffy" Combs 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnny Cochran, Sean "Puffy" Combs' Lawyer 11. Cutaway to onlookers, pullout to wide shot with Barrow's lawyers in foreground?
COMBS TRIAL-PUFFY TAKES THE STAND (3/1/2001)
RAP MOGUL SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS IS EXPECTED TO TAKE THE STAND IN HIS OWN DEFENSE THURSDAY MORNING IN HIS TRIAL ON WEAPONS POSSESSION AND BRIBERY CHARGES.
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT1- PUFFDADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0286 IN_TIME: 14:27:05 LENGTH: 01:44 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: Music/performance rights must be cleared FEED: SCRIPT: xfa English/Nat STORY: PUFF DADDY ACQUITTAL LOCATION: NEW YORK DATE: 15 MARCH 2001 American Rap impresario, Sean "Puffy" Combs, was acquitted on Friday of toting an illegal handgun into a crowded Manhattan hip-hop club by a jury which believed the Grammy-winning multimillionaire's repeated claim of innocence. He also was cleared of bribery. The rap star broke his seven week silence and reacted to the verdict. The 31-year-old Hip Hop mogul was arrested on 27 December, 1999 within minutes of a shooting at a New York City nightclub. An altercation between Combs and another patron led to a shootout in which three people were injured. Combs' rap protege, Jamal Shyne Barrow, admits having a gun in the club and firing it twice into the ceiling to disperse the crowd. Police also found a nine millimeter pistol under the front seat of Combs' car. A third gun was seen tossed out of the car as it sped away from the club. Also inside the vehicle was actress and singer, Jennifer Lopez, Combs' then girlfriend. At the time she was arrested but not charged and did not testify at the trial. Combs' bodyguard, Anthony Wolf Jones, and driver, Wardell Fenderson, were also arrested. Fenderson became the prosecution's star witness testifying that Combs was armed at the club and later offered him 50-thousand (U-S) dollars to claim ownership of the gun found in Combs' car. The highlight of the trial came when Combs took the stand in his own defence. He told jurors he never had a gun and never tried to bribe his driver. At 31, with a multimillion dollar entertainment empire at his command, Sean "Puffy" Combs plays in the same financial league as fellow New Yorkers Donald Trump or the Yankees' baseball player Derek Jeter. SHOTLIST: New York, New York State, USA - 16 March, 2001 1. Sean Puffy Combs exits court with his mother 2. Pan from crowd to Combs 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sean Puffy Combs 4. Various court drawings of trial 5. Combs hugging lawyers Johnny Cochran and Ben Brafman 6. Various of Comb's supporters celebrating?
USA: PUFF DADDY WEAPONS TRIAL
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0067 IN_TIME: 18:18:35 - 19:15:53 // 19:36:30 LENGTH: 02:30 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat XFA Jury selection began in New York on Wednesday for the weapons trial of rap impressario Sean "Puffy" Combs - better known as Puff Daddy. Although Combs's lawyers had expressed concern that the recent spate of negative articles about the famous music promoter would influence the jury, they did not seek to delay the beginning of the trial. Puff Daddy is charged with weapons possession and bribery, after a shootout in a New York night-club just over a year ago, which left several people injured. If convicted, could face up to 15 years in prison. Combs was attending the club with his girlfriend, the film star and singer, Jennifer Lopez when the alleged incident occurred. SOUNDBITE: (English) (Q: Any chance of moving the trial to a more favorable neighborhood?) "I doubt if we're going to make a motion for a change of venue, but we probably would like a few more days so there are no articles out that are totally untrue and unfavorable up there. But we'll see what will happen." SUPER CAPTION: Johnnie Cochran, Comb's lawyer SOUNDBITE: (English) (Q: Could you just summarize one more time where we stand and where Puffy stands?) "Puffy has entered a not-guilty plea, he's always maintained his innocence. We're looking forward to going to trial. We want to go to trial with a level playing field, that's the issue. We want to get a fair trial, and we're hoping we can -- and we'll work hard in picking a jury." SUPER CAPTION: Johnnie Cochran, Comb's lawyer SHOTLIST: New York City, USA - 17 January 2001 and File 17 Jan 2001 1. Exterior of New York city court, pan to media 2. Medium shot, court officer 3. Cochran getting out of car 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnnie Cochran, Comb's Lawyer 5. Wide shot, Puff Daddy arrives in car, enters court with sister and guards 6. Various of people entering court File 8. Combs signing autographs 9. Combs' video New York City, 17 Jan 2001 10. Wide shot, sketches of Puff Daddy in court 11. Sketch of Judge Solomon 12. Sketch of Puff Daddy in court 13. Wide shot, press waiting outside courthouse?
HILLARY CLINTON / GIULIANI SNIPE ON GUN CONTROL (3/2/2000)
IN HER FIRST MAJOR OUTING SINCE THE DIALLO TRIAL VERDICT HILLARY CLINTON HAS TWO EVENTS IN UPSTATE NY. HER REACTION TO THE VERDICT HAS THE POTENTIAL TO EFFECT SERIOUSLY HER SENATE CANDIDACY.
USA: Puff Daddy: Aquitted of illegal possession of a handgun & bribery
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0281 IN_TIME: 04:32:28 LENGTH: 03:27 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: SCRIPT: English/Nat XFA American Rap impresario, Sean "Puffy" Combs, was acquitted on Friday of toting an illegal handgun into a crowded Manhattan hip-hop club by a jury which believed the Grammy-winning multimillionaire's repeated claim of innocence. He also was cleared of bribery. The rap star broke his seven week silence and reacted to the verdict. SOUNDBITE: (English) "I just want to say I gave all glory to God, I gave all glory to God. If it wasn't for God I wouldn't be able to walk out here and talk to you today. I want to thank my mother for being by my side every day coming to court with me every day. I want to thank God for just being here for me and just protecting me and my lawyers bring me two great lawyers, three great lawyers. And all the people, all the fans and my staff, all the people in New York, everybody that prayed for me all over the world that sent me prayers and messages. Thank you for your prayers, for giving me support, the people of New York. When I was walking in the streets you was telling me to keep my head up and I'm just grateful today and my whole family. I'm just really right now I'm very emotional I'm at really a loss. I'm really emotional, I feel blessed." SUPER CAPTION: Sean "Puffy" Combs The 31-year-old Hip Hop mogul was arrested on 27 December, 1999 within minutes of a shooting at a New York City nightclub. An altercation between Combs and another patron led to a shootout in which three people were injured. Combs' rap protege, Jamal Shyne Barrow, admits having a gun in the club and firing it twice into the ceiling to disperse the crowd. Police also found a nine millimeter pistol under the front seat of Combs' car. A third gun was seen tossed out of the car as it sped away from the club. Also inside the vehicle was actress and singer, Jennifer Lopez, Combs' then girlfriend. At the time she was arrested but not charged and did not testify at the trial. Combs' bodyguard, Anthony Wolf Jones, and driver, Wardell Fenderson, were also arrested. Fenderson became the prosecution's star witness testifying that Combs was armed at the club and later offered him 50-thousand (U-S) dollars to claim ownership of the gun found in Combs' car. The highlight of the trial came when Combs took the stand in his own defence. He told jurors he never had a gun and never tried to bribe his driver. SOUNDBITE: (English) "It's quite customary when people win the Superbowl, they're on television saying that they're going to go to Disneyland. Well I feel that I just won the Superbowl. This quarterback is going to synagogue to thank God. Thank you very much I love you all." SUPER CAPTION: Ben Brafman, Combs' Lawyer SOUNDBITE: (English) "It's a victory really for all of us because he was wrongly accused. These last 14 months have been very, very tough. In that courtroom today the pressure was almost unbearable through all those verdicts to finally get that he is not guilty. Five not guiltys that will resound and ring in our ears forever." SUPER CAPTION: Johnny Cochran, Combs' Lawyer At 31, with a multimillion dollar entertainment empire at his command, Sean "Puffy" Combs plays in the same financial league as fellow New Yorkers Donald Trump or the Yankees' baseball player Derek Jeter. SHOTLIST: New York, New York State, USA - 16 March, 2001 1. Sean Puffy Combs exits court with his mother 2. Pan from crowd to Combs 3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Sean Puffy Combs 4. Various court drawings of trial 5. Combs hugging lawyers Johnny Cochran and Ben Brafman 6. Combs leaves with mother 7. Cutaway 8. SOUNDBITE: (English) Ben Brafman, Combs' Lawyer 9. Wide of Cochran 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnny Cochran, Combs' Lawyer 11. Cutaway 12. Prosecution lawyers leave court 13. Various of Comb's supporters celebrating?
Entertainment Daily Jay Z - Jay Z latest rap star to face gun charges
TAPE: EF01/0340 IN_TIME: 13:29:29 DURATION: 1:00 SOURCES: APTN file RESTRICTIONS: music/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: various SHOTLIST 1. Clip video 'It's A Hard Knock Life' Jay Z 2. B-roll eminem in court 10 April, Michegan 3. B-roll Sean 'Puffy' Combs leaves court having been aquitted, March 2001, New York 4. C/A fans 5. Sean 'Puffy' Combs leaves US RAPPER JAY-Z ON GUN RAP =========================== Bad boy rapper JAY-Z and three other men have been arrested for illegal gun possession outside a New York nightclub. Police say they saw a man armed with a gun getting into a 2001 Chevy Suburban outside of Club Exit at 56th Street and 11th Avenue in Manhattan at around 3 a-m. The car was stopped a short distance away, and a loaded Gloc-40 was found, though it was not immediately clear who was carrying the gun. The four passengers, Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, Hamzah Hewitt, Romero Chambers, and Tyran Smith were arrested for criminal possession of a weapon. They were held at the Midtown North Precinct and were scheduled to be arraigned early this morning. Friday's arrest was not Carter's first run-in with the law. He was indicted last January for allegedly stabbing a record executive during a nightclub brawl. The arrest could affect Jay-Z's immediate plans: he had been scheduled to headline the Easter Jam 2001 at the Louisiana Superdome in New Orleans on Saturday April 14th. Sean 'Puffy' Combs, who did production work on the Jay-Z's 1997 album 'Vol. 1 In My Lifetime', has also been up on weapons charges. Combs was recently acquitted by a New York jury, following his high profile guns-and-bribery trial. Jay-Z came to the attention of international audiences with 1998's platinum-selling Vol. 2 Hard Knock Life, which catapulted Jay popward with the Annie-sampled "Hard Knock Life." The album featured cameos by DMX, Foxy Brown, the Lox, Jermaine Dupri and Timbaland. Jay-Z's fourth full-length, 'Vol. 3 -- Life and Times of S. Carter', was released in late 1999 to favourable reviews. His latest offering, the strangely titled 'The Dynasty Roc La Familia (2000- )', spawned the huge international hit 'I Just Wanna Love U'. CLEARANCE DETAILS MUSIC CLEARANCE DETAILS TITLE: 'It's A Hard Knock Life' ARTIST: Jay Z
USA: COCHRAN DISCUSSES PUFF DADDY TRIAL LATEST
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0116 IN_TIME: 19:39:01 - 22:11:47 LENGTH: 02:01 SOURCES: All APTN except shots 3- 5 = E! MATERIAL RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: English/Nat XFA The weapons and bribery trial of Sean "Puffy" Combs began on Monday, with prosecutors for the first time saying the rap star fired a gun inside a Times Square nightclub as one of his proteges allegedly shot and wounded three people. Combs, aged 31, isn't accused of shooting anyone in Club New York on December 27, 1999. He was arrested after he fled the club with his girlfriend, actress-singer Jennifer Lopez, who has not been charged. The defence said in its opening statement that the prosecution is picking on Combs because he is famous. Combs' rap protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, 21, is charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly wounding the three club patrons. He allegedly shot a 9mm pistol during a dispute in which another man reportedly insulted Combs and threw money in his face. Also charged with illegal gun possession is Combs' bodyguard that night, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, aged 34. The prosecution said that as Combs, Lopez and Jones drove away from the club with driver Wardell Fenderson, someone threw a handgun out the vehicle's window. And when police stopped the vehicle after it had run several red lights, the prosecution said, they found another pistol on the floor in front. No one claimed the gun so police took everybody into custody. At a police station, prosecutors say, Combs and Jones tried to bribe Fenderson into claiming that the gun was his. Combs allegedly offered Fenderson 50-thousand U-S dollars to take the rap, with a 40-thousand U-S dollar diamond ring that Lopez gave him for his birthday as collateral. Fenderson will testify for the prosecution and he has sued Combs for 3 (m) million U-S dollars. Combs' attorney suggested greed was the driver's motive for changing his story. SOUNDBITE: (English) "Question: How long is it going to go? Cochran: I don't thing it will go on as long as its been estimated. I think it should be able to go faster, after all it's a, these charges should be able to be handled a lot faster than than what's been estimated...... We would rather have had the trial by ourselves, we would have thought that appropriate, but the judge denied the motion so now we'll just deal with it, you know. We are ready though, we're ready to go. Question: As far as the witnesses, who's gonna be called and you expect them to say what? Cochran: I don't want to comment on that, we'll just wait to the opening statements you'll get a real sense of who the witnesses are. Question: Will Jennifer be on both sides now? Cochran: She's been listed, I don't think she's on both sides, I don't think so. I think it's a false report. If Jennifer is called I think she'll be called by the defence." SUPER CAPTION: Johnnie Cochran, Defence Attorney SHOTLIST: New York, USA - January 29, 2001 APTN 1. Pan down of exterior of courthouse 2. Sean "Puffy" Combs arrives E! Material 3. Johnnie Cochran arrives 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnnie Cochran, Defence Attorney 5. Cochran enters court APTN 6. Various court drawings showing Sean Combs in court 8. Various exteriors of press outside court?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT5- PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0279 IN_TIME: 14:17:11 LENGTH: 02:02 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: SCRIPT: xfa English/Nat STORY: PUFF DADDY LOCATION: NEW YORK DATE: 15 MARCH 2001 Jurors in the trial of hip-hop magnate Sean ``Puffy'' Combs (news - web sites) spent their second day of deliberations rehearing the testimony of a ballistics expert. Detective William Wallace had recreated the trajectories of the bullets fired in a Times Square dance club that Combs and ex-girlfriend Jennifer Lopez fled after a shooting in late 1999. Three people were injured. Combs, 31, is charged with weapons possession and bribery and faces upto 15 years in prison if convicted. His protege and co-defendant, Jamaal ``Shyne'' Barrow, is charged with three counts of attempted murder for allegedly shooting three people in the club. He faces up to 25 years in gaol if the jury goes against him. Combs' bodyguard, Anthony ``Wolf'' Jones, faces the same charges as Combs. The jurors ended deliberations Thursday at about 6:30 p.m., more than eight hours after they began. They wrote a note to the judge saying they were ``very exhausted, and any further deliberations would be counterproductive.'' It was the panel's first full day of talks after the six and a-half hours they put in when they first started discussing the case on Wednesday (14March2001). They were to resume Friday. Combs, 31, is charged with illegal gun possession and bribing a witness in the shooting that left three people wounded. He faces as much as 15 years in prison, if convicted. Combs' protege, Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, is charged with attempted murder, assault, gun possession and reckless endangerment. If convicted, he faces a maximum of 25 years in prison. Combs' bodyguard, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, is also charged with gun possession and bribery. Combs' attorney Ben Brafman said after yesterday's proceedings, " I think that there is a view of what's happened here that they may have already considered Mr Combs and Mr Jones, there is also obviously the view that they haven't got around to him yet. Either way it's clear that all of these notes focus on charges that involve Mr Barrow so we are still confident and optimistic, it's just a long day and I'm sure all of you are tired as well. He said he wasn't worried by the long time the jury was taking to deliberate the case. "Anybody that expects a verdict quickly in a trial that has drawn this much exposure and this much attention, it involved a 150 exhibits and 6 weeks of testimony and 60 witnesses, hasn't been around the criminal justice system long enough. We told them this was going to be a tedious, time consuming process, we're all hoping it's quick but the reality is it's a 6 week trial and we are in the first full day of deliberations, we tell them to be patient and have faith. " Brafman said his client was more relaxed than his legal team. "He's better than we are, we're the ones that are ancy and ready to proceed, he's baring up extremely well." SHOTLIST: 1. Daytime - tilt to protestors outside court 2. pan protestors 3. Evening -GV press wait outside court in darkness 4. Shyne leaves court 5. Sean 'Puffy' Combs leaves court 6. SOT BEN BRAFMAN, SEAN COMBS LAWYER 7. ws Brafman and Johnny Cochran (Sean Combs' lawyer) at podium 8. SOT BEN BRAFMAN, SEAN COMB'S LAWYER 9. ws lawyers leave podium?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT3- PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0066 IN_TIME: 14:35:33 LENGTH: 00:58 SOURCES: APTN/ARISTA RESTRICTIONS: music/performance rights must be cleared FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa STORY: PUFF DADDY IN COURT LOCATION: NEW YORK DATE: FILE It's more than a year since rap star PUFF DADDY was arrested on a gun possession charge in New York. Now, the matter has finally come to trial, and jury selection is to begin today. Sean "Puffy" Combs is accused of being in possession of a gun that turned up during the search of a vehicle owned by his company, Bad Boy Entertainment. The car was one that Puffy and girlfriend JENNIFER LOPEZ used to flee a Manhattan nightclub, after a shooting in December 1999. One of his proteges, SHYNE, faces charges in connection with that shooting. But Combs is charged with being in possession of the gun found in the vehicle he used to leave the club. He also faces a charge of trying to bribe his driver into taking the heat for the gun rap. Combs has maintained he's innocent. Lopez was also detained after the incident -- but she isn't charged in the case. She is however expected to testify on behalf of her boyfriend. Puff Daddy has hired a top team of lawyers including JOHNNIE COCHRAN, the lawyer famous for securing O.J. Simpson's acquittal of the murder charge of his wife, Nicole. SHOTLIST: APTN, FILE 1. PERFORMANCE PUFF DADDY 'SATISFY YOU' (DUBLIN, MARCH 2000) 2. GVS PUFF DADDY SIGNING ALBUMS (AUGUST 1999) 3. CLIP VIDEO 'PE 2000'?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT4- SEAN PUFFY COMBS
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0182 IN_TIME: 14:15:44 LENGTH: 00:54 SOURCES: ABC/NEWSONE/APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa Title:Puff Daddy Location:New York Date: 14/2/01 PUFF DADDY's attorney JOHNNIE COCHRAN repeated his client's protestations of innocence midway through the third week of the millionaire rap artist's trial for gun possession. Speaking at New York's Carnegie Hall at the launch of Michael Jackson's 'Heal The Kids' Foundation, Cochran called his client "a bright and talented man" and said, "hopefully we are going to have this trial over soon and win." If Cochran, who famously defended OJ Simpson, doesn't manage to win this case, Puff Daddy faces up to 15 years in gaol. Meanwhile, a spokesman for Puff Daddy - real name SEAN COMBS - has confirmed what's long been rumoured - the superstar's high profile romance with JENNIFER LOPEZ is no more. In an announcement made on Valentine's Day (February 14th), his publicist Nathalie Moar said: "Mr Combs confirmed he and his love Jennifer Lopez have in fact broken up. "Mr Combs is confirming this today as he wanted to put all the rumours surrounding their relationship to rest. At this difficult time we ask that you respect his privacy." There has been no official response as yet from the Lopez camp. Lopez's spokesman Alan Nierob said he couldn't reach the singer, who is in Australia promoting her new album, 'J Lo'. The break-up has been rumoured for weeks. According to American tabloid 'The Star', the actress/singer has been keen to finish with the music mogul for some months - but was too scared of his explosive temper. In the last couple of months, Lopez has been pictured out and about with her dancer Cris Judd. It's now widely believed she was staying with Puff Daddy merely to add big name support to his court case. SHOTLIST: 1.Puff Daddy getting out of car-ABC_NEWS ONE 2.Sot Johnnie Cochran 3. Puff Daddy and Jennifer Lopez APTN FILE }?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY ENT5- PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0046 IN_TIME: 14:15:44 LENGTH: 03:05 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa TITLE: PUFF DADDY LOCATION: NEW YORK DATE: 11 JANUARY 2001 SEAN "PUFF DADDY" COMBS' lawyer is predicting the hip hop singer will be acquitted after prosecution investigators failed to tell the defence about witnesses who saw the defendant WITHOUT a gun on the night of the shooting at a times Square club. State Supreme Court Justice Charles Solomon called a hearing yesterday (11JAN01) to resolve arguments about what evidence will be admitted at Combs's scheduled trial next week. BENJAMIN BRAFMAN said in court that the police interviewed dozens of witnesses who said they didn't see Combs with a gun. He said investigators hadn't disclosed this to defence attorneys, as required by law. The judge ordered prosecutors to disclose the names of witnesses who told police they didn't see Combs with a gun the night of a shooting at a Times Square club. JOHNNIE COCHRAN, the lawyer, famous for securing O.J. Simpson's acquittal of the murder charge of his wife, Nicole, is also on Comb's defence team but said little in court. Dressed in a sober, grey pinstriped suit Sean "Puffy", frequently whispered to his lawyers during the hearing, but mostly sat stoically. He yawned and stretched during a discussion of jury selection, which is scheduled to begin Wednesday. At the hearing Brafman also challenged a court gagging order preventing lawyers from speaking about the case to the press. The order has prevented the counsellor from responding to shooting victim NATANIA REUBEN's claims that she saw Combs with a gun during the December 1999 shooting at Club New York which led to his charges. Brafman blasted her anticipated testimony for the prosecution. "I can present 30 witnesses, all with impeccable credentials, who'll say they were in Club New York and this woman is a liar," Brafman said. "This woman is a complete fraud - everything about her is a fraud." He also claimed to have unspecified information that "could put Reuben in jail, " and scoffed at her public statements that she feared for her life because of threats made in connection with the case. Combs' lawyer said he wanted the injunction lifted because, he claimed, the prosecution and law enforcement agencies were attempting to taint the jury pool by leaking information to the press. Judge Charles Solomon refused to modify the gagging order imposed at the request of the prosecution last week. Reuben, who was shot in the face during the Club New York incident, has filed a separate $130 million lawsuit that names Combs - along with bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones and rapper Shyne (born Jamal Barrow), who face weapons and attempted murder charges, respectively - in connection with the incident. Jones and Combs also face bribery charges. This case, regarding Sean Combs gun possession, resumes on Wednesday 17th January when the court will select the jury. Combs, who is a hip-hop entrepreneur and entertainer, is charged with gun possession and bribery stemming from the Dec. 27, 1999, shooting at Club New York. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, if convicted. SHOTLIST: 1) VS Combs hurrying into court building 2) SOT Combs 3) VSJonnie Cochran and Benjamin Brafman ext court 4) SOT Benjamin Brafman 5) SOT Benjamin Brafman 6) SOT Jonnie Cochran 7) SOT Benjamin Brafman 8) SOT Benjamin Brafman 9) SOT Jonnie Cochran 10)SOT Benjamin Brafman 11)VS Jonnie Cochran walking away?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT2 - PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0271 IN_TIME: 15:29:09 LENGTH: 01:11 SOURCES: ABC RESTRICTIONS: FEED: Entertainment Daily SCRIPT: xfa Natural Sound TITLE: PUFF DADDY - DEFENCE CLOSES LOCATION: NEW YORK DATE: 13 MARCH 2001 Puff Daddy's lawyer says the witnesses who testified against the rap executive took the stand, and said what they said, because they want to gain from lawsuits they've filed against him. The arguments were heating up in the New York Court room Monday (12March01) as the Jury heard closing speeches from counsel. Sean "Puffy" Combs has been on trial for the last seven weeks, charged with possession of a gun and bribery following a shooting incident in a New York club in December 1999. Combs, a successful record executive and hip-hop recording artist, has been accompanied by his mother who has attended every day of the proceedings. Yesterday fans applauded when Combs entered the court, and waved banners saying "We Love You" and "Forever Innocent". But his attorney had no time for sentiment. "This trial should be called 'Who wants to be a millionaire?'" said Sean Combs' lawyer, Benjamin Brafman. "The only two witnesses that declared that my client had an arm gun that night are the same ones that have sued him for $1.4bn," "He doesn't deserve a dime," attorney Benjamin Brafman told jurors during his summation Monday, referring to Combs' weekend driver, Wardel Fenderson. "And you can't help him get it, because to do that, you've got to convict an innocent man on false evidence." Fenderson's suit against Combs alleges emotional distress. Brafman attacked Fenderson on Monday as a deadbeat dad who is framing the rap mogul because he did not offer him money to claim ownership of a gun. Brafman's claim turns the prosecution's position on its head. The prosecution says Combs tried to bribe Fenderson to say a gun police found in Combs' car was his own. Brafman told the jury that the gun probably was Fenderson's. He reminded the jury in a three-hour summation that the driver had told police twice that the 9 mm handgun was his before recanting. Police found the gun in Combs' Lincoln Navigator after stopping the car in its flight from Club New York on Dec. 27, 1999. Combs had been involved in a dispute there that led to a shooting in which three people were wounded. Combs, 31, is not charged with hurting anyone in the dispute, but he and bodyguard Anthony ``Wolf'' Jones, 34, are charged with gun possession and bribery for allegedly trying to get Fenderson to take the gun rap. Fenderson, 42, testified that he told police the gun was his because Combs had promised him $50,000 to do so. He said he changed his mind after talking to his lawyer and thinking it over, but he didn't tell Combs. "The conversation never happened," Brafman said. "If he accepted the bribe but didn't tell Combs and Jones he had changed his mind, why didn't Combs and Jones protest when they were arraigned in court on gun charges? He's not the first jerk who walks into a police precinct and confesses to a crime and then tried to get out of it." The way he has gotten out of it, Brafman said, is to testify that Combs tried to bribe him. Meanwhile, Brafman said, Fenderson told many of Combs' employees that he had lost his weekday job because of the publicity after the club shooting. "Why do that?" Brafman asked. "Because you want money. You want help." Brafman said Fenderson claimed he was worried about feeding his family. "They have no idea that he's ignored his family for 14 years," Brafman said. Fenderson testified that until recently he had ignored court orders and failed to pay $70,000 worth of child support. In a further twist to the story, the defense admitted in their closing speech that rapper Shyne had a gun -- and fired it the nightclub during the December 1999 incident. But in making the admission, Shyne's attorney Ian Niles was offering an explanation for it. Niles claims that Shyne was carrying the gun for his own protection. Niles claimed the rapper had been shot at just a few weeks earlier. The attorney says Shyne did fire his weapon -- but that he fired at the ceiling after someone at the club threatened him. The attorney claims the three people injured in the club were hit by shots fired by someone else. The case is expected to go to the jury today (13March01) SHOTLIST: SHOTLIST 1. WS SEAN 'PUFFY' COMBS' SUPPORTERS OUTSIDE COURT 2. PAN PLACARDS 3. ARR SHYNE 4. ARR BENJAMIN BRAFMAN, SEAN COMB'S LAWYER 5. ARR SEAN COMBS WITH MOTHER 6. WS SUPPORTERS BEHIND POLICE BARRIER ?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT5 - PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0242 IN_TIME: 14:15:44 LENGTH: 01:33 SOURCES: Shots 1-5 = APTN, 8-11 = ABC RESTRICTIONS: FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa STORY: Puff Daddy takes the stand LOCATION: New York DATE: March 1st, 2001 The U-S rapper, Sean "Puffy" Combs, took the witness stand on Thursday to declare that he had never packed a weapon or offered a 50-thousand U-S dollar bribe on the night three people were shot inside a Manhattan hip-hop club. The rap impresario, owner of a 300 million U-S dollar (m) record label and clothing line, calmly told the jury that he believed the bullets ricocheting through Club New York on December 27th, 1999 were intended for him. Facing up to 15 years in prison on weapons and bribery charges, Combs detailed the chaos after the shooting inside the club near Times Square as he headed for the exit with his then-girlfriend, the top-selling singer Jennifer Lopez. Once Combs finished, the defense rested its case without calling Lopez to the stand. The pop diva never appeared in the courtroom. Dressed in a dark, conservative suit, as he has been each day of the trial, Combs exchanged bear hugs with his lawyers, Benjamin Brafman and Johnnie Cochran, after his testimony. The rapper then walked into the audience to hug his mother and aunts before a fan presented him with a single red rose. Combs, who's 31, and bodyguard Anthony "Wolf" Jones, who's 34, are charged with two counts of weapons possession and one count of bribery. Prosecutors say one gun was found in Combs' Lincoln car, while a second was thrown from its window as Combs fled the club. SHOTLIST: APTN MATERIAL 1.VS Sean 'Puff Daddy' Coombs entering court 2. CA press 2.VS lawyer Ben Brafman entering court 4. ext. court house 5. Various sketches of court-room FILE - ABC 8. Various of night club where shooting took place 9. Close up of gun 10. Photo of Puff Daddy 11. Jennifer Lopez standing next to her then boyfriend of Puff Daddy?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT2- PUFF DADDY IN COURT
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0118 IN_TIME: 14:17:33 LENGTH: 02:01 SOURCES: All APTN except shots 3-5 = E! MATERIAL RESTRICTIONS: E! Material = No re-use/re-sale without clearance FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa TITLE: PUFF DADDY'S CASE BEGINS LOCATION: New York DATE: 29 January 2001 The weapons and bribery trial of SEAN "PUFFY" COMBS began on Monday (29 January 2001), with prosecutors for the first time saying he fired a gun inside a Times Square nightclub as one of his proteg?s allegedly shot and wounded three people. The 31-year-old rap star isn't accused of shooting anyone in Club New York on December 27, 1999. He was arrested after he fled the club with his girlfriend, actress-singer JENNIFER LOPEZ, who has not been charged. The defence said in its opening statement that the prosecution was picking on Combs because he's famous. Combs' rap proteg?, 21-year-old Jamal "Shyne" Barrow, is charged with attempted murder and assault for allegedly wounding the three club patrons. He allegedly shot a 9mm pistol during a dispute in which another man reportedly insulted Combs and threw money in his face. Also charged with illegal gun possession is Combs' bodyguard that night, Anthony "Wolf" Jones, aged 34. The prosecution said that as Combs, Lopez and Jones drove away from the club with driver Wardell Fenderson, someone threw a handgun out the vehicle's window. And when police stopped the vehicle after it had run several red lights, the prosecution said, they found another pistol on the floor in front. No one claimed the gun so police took everybody into custody. At a police station, prosecutors say, Combs and Jones tried to bribe Fenderson into claiming that the gun was his. Combs allegedly offered Fenderson 50-thousand U-S dollars to take the rap, with a 40-thousand U-S dollar diamond ring that Lopez gave him for his birthday as collateral. Lopez reportedly told a grand jury that she never saw Combs with a gun that night. It was unknown whether she would be called to testify, though she is on witness lists. Fenderson will testify for the prosecution and he has sued Combs for three (m) million U-S dollars. Combs' attorney suggested greed was the driver's motive for changing his story. Sean "Puffy" Combs is the rap phenomenon of the 1990's. After leaving the prestigious Harvard University, he worked as an A&R man for Uptown Records (one of their youngest ever) he then formed his own label Bad Boy Entertainment, to which he signed a host of successful acts, including Craig Mack, Faith Evans, and The Notorious B.I.G, all of which he masterminded and produced himself. As an executive he's responsible for at least $100 million in record sales. As a producer and remixer, he has worked with the likes of Aretha Franklin, Boyz II Men, Mariah Carey, TLC, SWV and Lil' Kim, while as a musician in his own right his two 1997 singles "Can't Nobody Hold Me Down" and "I'll Be Missing You" were monster US number ones, and his first album "No Way Out" went platinum several times over. Hip hop's obsession with guns, violence, swearing and its less than PC attitude toward women already divides America, and many commentators think the Puff Daddy court case will polarise public opinion along the same lines as the epic OJ Simpson trial. But even if the case doesn't become a cultural milestone like the Simpson trial, with rumours of Combs' split from singer, dancer and actress girlfriend Jennifer Lopez popping up in newpapers around the world, it is certain to be remain in the headlines. SHOTLIST: APTN/E! MATERIAL 1. Pan down of exterior of courthouse 2. Sean "Puffy" Combs arrives E! Material 3. Johnnie Cochran arrives 4. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnnie Cochran, Defence Attorney 5. Cochran enters court APTN 6. Various court drawings showing Sean Combs in court 7. Combs leaving court, gets in car, surrounded by well-wishers 8. Cochran leaves court 9. SOUNDBITE Cochran 10. Walks away?
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT1 - PUFF DADDY
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0170 IN_TIME: 14:34:30 LENGTH: 02:21 SOURCES: APTN RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video/tv clips without clearance, music/performance rights must be cleared FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa Title: Puff Daddy Fashion Date: 10th February 2001 Location: New York How do you wind down after a week of trying to save your skin in court? For rap mogul Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs, the answer was to sell his wares on the fashion runway. On Saturday, the rap star put on a show to unveil the fall (autumn) collection of his Sean John men's clothing line. There were bunch of stars on hand for the event, as well as Combs's attorney, Johnnie Cochran. Girlfriend Jennifer Lopez wasn't there -- she was busy with a production of her own: hosting NBC's "Saturday Night Live." The fashion side of Puff Daddy's $160m business empire is now even more important than his musical interests and Saturday night was a defiantly glitzy and upbeat display of confidence. The unofficial front row dress code was white fur and diamonds, and that was just for the men. Hip hop and rap stars Busta Rhymes, Faith Evans, Destiny's Child and Bobby Brown sat alongside Tommy Hilfiger, and Anna Wintour, editor of American Vogue. Heavily armed police looked after the crowds outside desperate to gain admission despite the show being screened live. The show opened with some words from the designer. "People always ask me why I started designing clothes. I like looking in the mirror, I want my pants to drape perfectly over my combat boots," Combs explained to whoops from the crowd. On the catwalk there were bleached denim jackets trimmed with fox fur, parka jackets with hoods lined with Persian lamb, crocodile skin suits and a black fur coat with a full-length train. This was a controversial move and Puffy was accused of reneging on a previous promise not to use animal pelts in his designs. There were also sharply tailored suits with French cuffed shirts and pocket 'kerchiefs - perfect for making a good impression in the courtroom. When Combs took a standing ovation on the catwalk, it was his mother and two young sons he embraced and he dedicated the collection jointly to Lopez and to the late Gianni Versace. Puffy's gun possession and bribery trial in New York resumes on Wednesday, when Puff Daddy's attorney will be trying to get the judge to strike part of a detective's testimony from the record. This past Friday, a New York City detective testified the vehicle Puff Daddy used to flee a Times Square nightclub shooting had secret compartments that appeared to be designed to hide guns. Both the defense and prosecution had agreed that jurors would be told that it's legal to have a secret compartment in a car -- and that no one would testify about what they might conceal. Prosecutors have warned Puffy's defense that if they try to claim that the compartments served only innocent purposes -- the prosecutor would argue that police detected trace amounts of cocaine inside them. The judge says he will consider the defense request for testimony about the compartments to be struck from the official court record. After the fashion show Combs told reporters: "What I'm going through is nothing compared to what Malcolm X went through, or Mohammed Ali." SHOTLIST: 1. GVS FASHION SHOW 2. FINALE, ALL MODELS ON STAGE 3. PUFF DADDY ON STAGE ?
Entertainment FILE Cochran 2 - FILE of OJ Simpson lawyer who died aged 67
NAME: FILE COCHRAN2 300305E TAPE: EF05/0280 IN_TIME: 10:00:09:00 DURATION: 00:02:26:03 SOURCES: APTN/POOL DATELINE: File RESTRICTIONS: SHOTLIST:- POOL Los Angeles - October 3, 1995 1. Close-up of O.J. Simpson (centre) and Johnnie Cochran, jr. (far right) listening while verdict is announced in the Simpson murder 2. Wide-shot of Goldman family in courtroom 3. Mid-shot of Cochran embracing Simpson in courtroom 4. Close-up of prosecutor Marcia Clarke in courtroom APTN File Los Angeles - October 1995 5. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnnie Cochran Junior, Attorney: "This stuff about playing a race card is preposterous. It would (be) malpractice if a man has racist views in a case and a lawyer doesn't pursue that. Anybody who says that, doesn't know how to try cases...doesn't know anything about anything." POOL Los Angeles - October 1995 6. Close shot of diagram in courtroom during Simpson trial 7. Cochran speaking in courtroom during Simpson trial APTN File Los Angeles - 1995 8. Simpson at murder scene 9. Cochran (far left), Marcia Clarke (centre) and Judge Lance Ito (far right) at murder scene New York - 16 March, 2001 10. SOUNDBITE: (English) Johnnie Cochran Junior, Attorney: "It's a victory really for all of us because he was wrongly accused. These last 14 months have been very, very tough. In that courtroom today the pressure was almost unbearable through all those verdicts to finally get to that not guilty. Five not guilties that will ring in our ears forever." 11. Sean "Puffy" Combs, a.k.a. P Diddy, hugging Cochran and leaving courthouse FAMED OJ SIMPSON ATTORNEY JOHNNIE COCHRAN JUNIOR DIES AT 67 Johnnie Cochran Junior who became a legal superstar after helping clear O.J. Simpson during a sensational murder trial, died on Tuesday at the age of 67. Cochran died of a brain tumour at his home in Los Angeles. In the Simpson case, Cochran turned the murder trial into an indictment of the police department, suggesting officers planted evidence in an effort to frame the former football star because he was a black celebrity. His catch phrase in the Simpson trial, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit," would be quoted and parodied for years afterward. It derived from a dramatic moment during which Simpson tried on a pair of bloodstained "murder gloves" to show jurors they did not fit. Some legal experts called it the turning point in the trial. For Cochran, Simpson's acquittal was the crowning achievement in a career notable for victories, often in cases with racial themes. He was known for championing the causes of black defendants. Some of them, like Simpson, were famous, but more often than not they were unknowns. Cochran's other clients included Haitian immigrant Abner Louima, who was tortured by two New York City policemen. He also represented Michael Jackson in his 1993 child molestation case and rap superstar Sean "Puffy" Combs during his high profile weapon possession and bribery case in 2001. After Simpson, Cochran stepped out of the criminal trial arena, concentrating instead on civil matters. For a time, he represented high-profile athletes and music stars in contract matters. After Simpson's acquittal, Cochran also appeared on TV talk shows, was awarded his own Court TV show, and travelled giving speeches all over the world.
ENTERTAINMENT DAILY: ENT1 LOPEZ PROFILE
TAPE_NUMBER: EF01/0142 IN_TIME: 14:16:02 LENGTH: 05:15 SOURCES: APTN/ EPIC RESTRICTIONS: No re-use/re-sale of film/video/tv clips without clearance, music/performance rights must be cleared. FEED: VARIOUS (THE ABOVE TIME-CODE IS TIME-OF-DAY) SCRIPT: xfa TITLE: JENNIFER LOPEZ PROFILE LOCATION: VARIOUS DATE: VARIOUS This has been JENNIFER LOPEZ's week. First, her new romantic comedy, 'The Wedding Planner', debuted on top of the box office, grossing $13.5 million over its opening weekend, and staying put for two weeks. Now, her new album, J.Lo, has opened at number one on the Billboard album charts, according to sales figures released Wednesday. The actress and pop diva is the first female to accomplish such an impressive double-whammy. According to Sony Music CEO and president Thomas Mottola, Lopez's musical success isn't limited to the U.S. charts. "It's making history to the best of my knowledge,'' he told Daily Variety. "It's gone No. 1 in almost every country in the world. Outside of America, the record has sold over 2 million units already." Additionally, the first single off J.Lo, an album brimming with dance floor soft core sexuality, is "Love Don't Cost a Thing," a top five radio hit. And her Hollywood presence has led to an invitation to present an award at the Oscars on March 25. Lopez, who has been pounding the pavement to hype her new releases, was able to end the Beatles' seven-week run atop the US album charts. J.Lo sold 272,000 copies for the week ending January 28. The new disc looks like it will duplicate the sales success of her first release, 1999's On the 6, which was a multi-platinum smash. One stop not believed to be on her itinerary is the court house in Manhattan where erstwhile boyfriend Sean 'Puff Daddy' Combs and a platoon of the most expensive lawyers money can buy are fighting to keep the music mogul out of the slammer. She may be his top witness in court, but Jennifer is reportedly no longer Puffy's girl. Lopez has dumped the embattled Combs, just as his trial on gun possession and bribery gets under way, according to the New York Daily News. The paper reports that Lopez is now dating a dancer named Chris, who appears in her new video, "Love Don't Cost a Thing." The anonymous source says they have been together for two months, though Combs' camp has repeatedly denied any split with Lopez, and her own people aren't talking. The omni-talented Jennifer Lopez got her break when she was chosen to play the lead role in 'Selena', the 1997 big screen biopic of the slain Tejano singer. The Latin femme fatale also racked up film credits in the 1997 summer thriller 'Anaconda', Oliver Stone's 1997 film noir 'U Turn' and Francis Ford Coppola's 1996 comedy 'Jack'. Having made her mark on Hollywood, the Bronx native set her sites on a recording career with the release of her debut album, On the 6, in the spring of 1999. The album, named for the No. 6 subway train that links Manhattan and the Bronx, featured the MTV hit "If You Had My Love." After achieving phenomenal success in both film and music, there have been rumours that Ms Lopez is getting a little big-headed. She has been reported to have made extraordinary requests: she is not only reported to have baths in Evian water, but she also recently shocked BBC bosses when she turned up to perform at the UK's "Top of the Pops" with more than 50 people in her entourage, and demanded extra dressing rooms to accommodate them all. Lopez is also reported to have her favourite perfume sprayed wherever she goes. Whether or not these stories are true, it's doubtful if Jennifer Lopez cares. With a number one film and album under her belt, Lopez is without doubt the hottest celebrity of the moment. SHOTLIST: 1. Video clip, Jennifer Lopez, 'If You Had My Love' 2. B-roll Lopez at LA record signing January 2001 3. SOT Jennifer Lopez (about dreams of fame) 4. WS 'Selena' premiere (LA, March 1997) 5. WS poster of Selena 6. Lopez arrival at premiere 7. SOT Jennifer Lopez (about reaction to the film) 8. WS 'Anaconda' premiere (LA, April 1997) 9. Lopez arrival at premiere (with ex- husband) 10. Tilt up 'U-Turn' poster 11. Lopez arrival at 'U-Turn' premiere ( September 1997) 12. Ext 'Out of Sight' premiere (New York, June 1998) 13. 'Out of Sight' poster 14. SOT Jennifer Lopez (about her role in 'Out of Sight') 15. SOT George Clooney (about Lopez) 16. Pull out Lopez at premiere 17. SOT Lopez (about wanting to express herself in music) 18. Video clip, Jennifer Lopez, 'If You Had My Love' 19. Tilt down album poster to Lopez singing autographs (New York, June 1999) 20. CU Lopez signs autographs 21. VOXPOP girl fan (about Lopez being sweet) 20. Video clip, Jennifer Lopez, 'Waiting For Tonight (remix)' 21. WS Lopez winning FHM sexiest woman in the world poll, March 1999 22. Tilt down Lopez 23. Tilt up Lopez 23. Lopez at 'The Cell Premiere' (London, September 2000) 25. SOT Lopez (about clothes) 26. Lopez and Puff Daddy at MTV Awards, (New York, September 2000) 27. B-roll Lopez and Puff Daddy 28. SOT Lopez (about supporting Puff Daddy) 28. Puff Daddy entering court (New York, 29th January 2001) 29. Drawings Puff Daddy in court 30. Video clip, Jennifer Lopez, 'Love Don't Cost A Thing'?
Entertainment Daily: Suge Knight - Death Row Records boss talks tough after 5 years in jail
TAPE: EF01/0692 IN_TIME: 13:38:14 DURATION: 6:13 SOURCES: APTN/Death Row Records/ABC RESTRICTIONS: music video/performance rights must be cleared DATELINE: Los Angeles, USA. 10th August 2001 SHOTLIST NB: this story is on EF01/0692 at end of tape 1. Clip - 'Regulate' - Warren G and Nat Dogg 2. Clip - Snoop Dogg - 'What's my name?' 3. B-Roll in office - track down to logo 4. Sot - Suge Knight - "I was around that area, I was getting 5 years. I feel like I look better, more rested before I went to prison." 5. Tupac -Video - California, 2pac Shakur 6. Pullback of road sign to wide of crime scene of Tupac's murder - ABC file, 9/96 7. Cu Tupac's Car - ABC file, 9/96 8. ECU Car door with bullet holes - ABC file, 9/96 9. Cu bullet - ABC file, 9/96 10. SOT Suge Knight - On Post Tupac, will he be taking Death Row away from Gangster rap? - "I'm going to give them what it is, what it is in the inner city. I think it's commercial rap at the same time. If you go to the ghetto that is what goes on. You can't talk about being in the ghetto and describe Beverlly Hills, it just doesn't work that way. The artist that want to make record sales they have got to talk about the ghetto even though they aren't in the ghetto, somebody is writing their stuff. I'm going to give people what they want. What they want is the real stuff that they can feel." 11. Clip video - Gin and Juice, Snoop Doggy Dog 12. SOT Suge Knight - On why rap needed to change - "It needed change because a lot of stuff that I was doing in '92, '93 they are still doing now. It's like almost 2003. The same videos, same concept. People take a lot of lyrics that have been used already and they are re-doing them. I think it's going to be different for the stuff that we put out. It's going to cater to the people in the streets first." 13. Snoop In Court - File, ABC 1995 14. Posters of Dre and Snoop 15. SOT Suge Knight - Bitter about Dre & Snoop leaving Death Row while you where in jail? - "I don't have anything to be bitter about. I'm a successful business man, a man and those are my creations, I made them. Therefore, there is nothing bitter at all. That's why I can't see whay they say how can they be bitter towards Death Row because their kids are Death Row kids, they had those babies because of Death Row, they have got those women because of Death Row and those women weren't coming out saying I want to be with you because you are a nice looking guy so let's have a baby. They were saying he's a rapper, he's on Death Row, so if it weren't for Death Row they wouldn't have none of that so they should worship still." 16. Clip Video - 'California Love', Tupac Shakur 17. SOT Suge Knight - On people who criticise his business/management style - "My point to you is if a person uses muscle instead of brains how can they get a great deal. It takes this to get these types of deals that I do. I feel I'm smarter than the majority of guys out there. Ifeel that I am one of the most wiser people in the world. The only problem I have had on Death Row is a lot of people don't finish high school, a lot don't know how to read or write. If they read something they can't comprehend what they have read. Even though they have got a great deal they don't understand that they have a great deal." 18. B-Roll on Tupac Video shoot - Death Row EPK 19. B-Roll - Suge and Tupac mess about on video shoot - Death Row EPK 20. SOT Suge Knight - Place in hip hop history assured. - "The only thing that I can do is play my position and do what I do and live my life, no matter how bad people think it is, no matter how good people think it is, there is no way you can cut me out of history. When you turn around and speak of Hip Hop you can't leave my name out of it. If you speak about who owns the ownership of the masters, I will probably be the only one going like this." 21. Tupac Video - 'California Love' SUGE KNIGHT BACK IN THE HOOD He's the most fearsome and feared man in rap and he's back on the streets looking to to settle some old scores. Indeed, Dr Dre and Snoopy Doggy Dogg - former proteges of Knight - are reported to have upped the security around themselves, fearing retaliation from their mentor. Marion 'Suge' Knight, head of Death Row Records, is finally out of jail, and APTN talked to the baddest man in gangsta rap, and found that he still harboured a few grudges. Former prisoner No. K43480 is ready, he says, to 'get back to business'. That ex-con is Marion 'Suge' Knight Jr, CEO of Death Row Records, and the ringleader behind one of America's largest black exports, gangsta rap. Knight, 37, is six foot three inches tall, weighs more than 300 pounds and is as intelligent as he he is intimidating. Gangsta rap has sold massively in the United States, representing over 20 percent of all music sold in the US, and has been an important influence on popular culture. And of all its personalities, Knight remains the most beguiling: a violent hoodlum who took an embryonic label, applied his considerable acumen and turned it and its leading stars - Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tupac Shakur - into a corporate dynasty that sold more than 18 million albums, with a revenue of $325 million plus in four years. According to his rap sheet, however, Knight certainly has all the qualities of a mobster. In 1990, he allegedly held rapper Vanilla Ice over the balcony of the Ballage Inn Hotel in Beverly Hills, eventually persuading him to sign away 25 per cent of his royalties from seven songs on his debut album, II The Extreme. It is said that he would drag out-of-favour employees into a storeroom at the company's offices on Wilshire Boulevard and beat them to a bloody mess. Knight also led a gun war against his New York equivalent, Sean 'Puffy' Combs, that is thought to have contributed to the murders of America's biggest-selling rappers - Tupac Shakur in 1995, and Christopher 'Notorious BIG' Wallace in 1996. Knight has been connected to the death of both. He was sitting beside his close friend and gifted rapper, Shakur, when he was killed by hail of bullets in then neon glow of the Las Vegas strip. Knight's most recent sentence was for carrying a gun on the fateful evening. Like the Shakur case, the subsequent slaying of Biggie Smalls remains unsolved by the cops. But a recent scandal to rock the LAPD, involving over 40 African-American officers operating as a secret, has implicated a rogue cop currently doing time. The corruption inquiry has looked into cases of police officers on Death Row's payroll at the time. Knight's life was forged at the hard end of the American Black experience. Knight Sr, a truck driver eager to escape the evil blood lust of the South's lynch mobs, moved his family from Mississippi to California in the early Sixties. Not long afterwards, on 19 April 1964, Marion Hugh Knight Jr was born in a downtown Los Angeles hospital. In the sunshine state, Knight Sr took work as a janitor at the University of California, while his wife, Maxine, found work at the assembly line in a local electronics firm. In 1969, having cobbled together enough savings, the Knights paid for a modest, two-bedroom home in Compton - an area synonymous with the city's Bloods and Crips gangs. But that didn't stop Knight from honing his entrepreneurial skills - a unique blend of intelligence and violence - from an early age. Already over 6ft tall by his teens, Knight would catch a bus to the moneyed and manicured Hollywood hills, where he extorted money from terrified rich white kids. 70Seventies, Compton had become a by-word for inner city violence. Death and destruction was all around the young Knight, but luck or fate meant he never got 'capped' or joined the body count. But he was also a gifted sportsmen and a local hero, playing football for the LA Rams. This gave him a 'free pass' with the local hoods and connections to large sums of ill-gotten cash. By the late 80s and early 90s, Los Angeles was enjoying a black music boom that would eventually stifle New York, its main cultural rival. In 1988, LA hip-hop group Niggaz With Attitude's debut album, Straight Outta Compton, sold in excess of 500,000 copies in six weeks - it's new sound kick-started a self-sufficient industry for disenfranchised African-Americans. The new black sound, as culturally important as Motown's 'Sound of Young Black America' 30 years before it, was dubbed G-Funk - a relaxed, Californian pop motif that gathered together the city's gang culture, car clubs, 70s funk music alongside the popular language of the day. And in a curious twist of irony, its musical director was a black middle-class kid who had probably never held a gun in his life - Dr. Dre. After NWA split in 1991, Dre (Andre Young), introduced to Knight by a mutual friend, signed to Knight's fledgling Death Row Records label. It was a partnership that would end New York's decade-long domination of the rap market - and take the popular 'diss record', where rappers attack each other on vinyl, to its obvious conclusion - an all-out gang war. As label boss of a black empire, and unlike the disciplined but businesslike Berry Gordy at Motown before him, Knight's reputation for violence was enhanced by the band of gang bangers he grouped around Death Row, and rumours that he even had corrupt black cops on the pay role. He quickly established a ruthless reputation for himself: one writer from the New Yorker magazine, on asking the wrong question, was beaten up. Knight and his henchmen, dressed in the red insignia of the Bloods, later tried to bundle the writer into a fish tank filled with piranha. His understudies at the label were equally wayward: Snoop Doggy Dogg, a shy teenager from LA's Long Beach, was charged with the first-degree murder of gang member Philip Woldemariam and the subsequent trial lasted nearly 18 months. The rapper was eventually found not guilty. In 1995 Knight's most prolific artist, the trouble prone Tupac Shakur, was sentenced to four years for statutory rape - he'd been shot five times a year earlier. The label's reputation, and the fear it inspired, allowed Knight to find a target for his excess rage - the middle-class label executive Puff Daddy. He went about aggravating the West Coast-East Coast enmity to such a degree that it became impossible for rap groups to tour the country without facing multiple death threats. The end, inevitably bloody, could easily have been rapped by one his musical prot?g?s. Tupac Shakur was killed in in 1995 as he left the Tyson-Seldon fight. And in the repercussions that followed, Knight's musical maestro, Dr. Dre, resigned from Death Row Records to form his own record label. What kind of financial negotiations took place? Rumour has it Knight and his associates arrived, carrying baseball bats, at Dre's Beverly Hills mansion and Dr Dre left the company with nothing. Snoop Doggy Dogg similarly abandoned Knight to join a rival imprint called No Limit. His defection remains a particular source of irritation to Knight who paid more than $2.5m in legal fees to defend him against a murder charge. Meanwhile, as Knight sets about rebuilding his shattered empire, Death Row being renamed Tha' Row, law enforcement agencies and avowed underworld foes are keeping a close eye on him. 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