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“I want everybody to know I’ve got 85 chapters of ‘Trapped in the Closet’ waiting in the studio for y’all,” he said. “The chapters that are coming — the show, we call it — is going to exceed every chapter that you have ever seen.”

Mr. Kelly capped of the evening with a rendition of one of his biggest hits, “I Believe I Can Fly,” for the audience.

50 Cent licensed as boxing promoter

Rapper and entrepreneur 50 Cent is taking a swing at promoting boxing in Nevada.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive Keith Kizer said Monday the entertainer and businessman whose real name is Curtis James Jackson III won approval last week for a promoter’s license, The Associated Press reports.

The company is called SMS Promotions. It’s handling a Dec. 8 bout at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas between Cuban-born Miami-based boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa and an opponent yet to be named.

Messages left Monday with the company in New York City weren’t returned.

Mr. Kizer said 50 Cent and boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. had been talking about forming a promotions company called TMT Promotions.

The rapper told the commission those plans fell through, and the fledgling business was being absorbed by SMS Promotions.

Springsteen, Bon Jovi to serve on Sandy board

Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi are among the New Jersey natives joining a special fund created in the wake of Superstorm Sandy.

The musicians will serve on the advisory board of the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund, according to The Associated Press. The nonprofit was created by state first lady Mary Pat Christie to aid in the long-term recovery effort following the storm.

The board has raised more than $16 million, so far.

Mr. Springsteen said he knows people will rally together to help neighbors to “come back better and stronger.”

Mr. Bon Jovi says the damage and devastation is unimaginable.

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