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Diddy, Dirty Money, Sean John, Janelle Monae and "Get Him to the Greek" wracked up a total of 10 nominations in 9 categories, including two individual nods for Jonah Hill and Russell Brand.

Unfortunately, these 10 nominations resulted in no victories. Here is the breakdown, thanks to MTV News:

Category: "Choice Movie: Liplock"
Nominated: Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in "Get Him to the Greek"
Winner: Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

Category: "Choice Movie: Hissy Fit"
Nominated: Sean Combs in "Get Him to the Greek"
Winner: Miley Cyrus in "The Last Song"

Category: "Choice Movie: Fight"
Nominated: Sean Combs vs. Russell Brand and Jonah Hill in "Get Him to the Greek"
Winner: Mia Wasikowska vs. the Jabberwocky in "Alice in Wonderland"

Category: "Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer"
Nominated: Sean Combs in "Get Him to the Greek"
Winner: Kellan Lutz in "The Twilight Saga: New Moon"

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MTV's Hollywood Crush reports that Diddy, Dirty Money, Sean John and Janelle Monae have wracked up a total of 6 nominations in the 2010 Teen Choice Awards.

For his work in "Get Him to the Greek," Diddy received nominations in the "Choice Movie: Fight" (vs. Russell Brand and Jonah Hill), "Choice Movie: Hissy Fit" and "Choice Movie: Male Scene Stealer" categories. Sean John was included in the "Choice: Celebrity Fashion Line" category.

Dirty Money's "Hello Good Morning" was among the nominees in the "Choice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track" category and, finally, Janelle Monae's "The ArchAndroid" was nominated in the "Choice Music: AlbumóR&B" category.

You can vote online now. The award show airs on August 9 at 8 PM ET on FOX.

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HipHopDX reports that, during an appearance in Miami (video below), Diddy announced that DJ Prostyle had been signed to Bad Boy Management as part of a new "DJ management division," of which Prostyle represents the first signing.

This marks the second confirmed signing to Bad Boy Management, following Rick Ross, which was officially announced last month. Billboard reported back in April that Nicki Minaj would also be under the umbrella, but Diddy has specifically avoided confirming that.


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In an interview with AllHipHop.com, Jadakiss revealed that he was about to get on a track from Cassie and that he's being sponsored by Ciroc. He also talked about the Bad Boy situation and advice that he received from Biggie.

AllHipHop.com: Recently you were on a radio station saying how you can now appreciate getting "Diddy Bopped" by Puffy back in the day. Explain that.

Jadakiss: A lot of people think itís a lot of bitterness with the whole Bad Boy situation. We [The LOX] were young kids that were anxious to get in the game. In return we signed some contracts that weren't beneficial to us but we canít have a gripe with Puff Daddy for the rest of our lives because it was business. It was our responsibility to know that we signed a wrong contract. He probably respects us even more for even finding out [we had a bad contract]. Thatís how the Ciroc endorsement deal is in place. You learn as you grow.

"Diddy Bopped?" Wow. Nice question, Ms. Rhone.

Anyway, check out the full interview for the rest.

Via Theo.

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From the press release:

'mktg,' (NASDAQ: CMKG) a leader in alternative media and marketing services, has announced that Louis Marino has been appointed Executive Creative Director. Marino joins 'mktg' from Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide, where he was VP of Creative Services, Executive Creative Director.

In Mr. Marino's new role as Executive Creative Director, he will oversee the creative studio in NYC and work with the Creative Directors throughout 'mktg''s offices to establish a company-wide platform and creative services that encompass both an online and off-line offering, as well as traditional and non-traditional executions.

"I am very excited about joining 'mktg' as Executive Creative Director," says Marino. "I share the same creative process as the 'mktg' team and feel my extensive experience developing and creating brands will help 'mktg' achieve optimal results for the firm and its clients."

While at Bad Boy Entertainment Worldwide, Marino created all imaging, design, packaging and branding (TV, web and print) for the Sean John clothing line, fragrances and also Ciroc Vodka through a full partnership with Diageo. Prior to that, he was VP of Creative Services for Island Def Jam Records, where he facilitated all imaging, design and branding for artists such as Mariah Carey, Jay-Z, The Killers and Fall Out Boy. He has been an Art Director and Designer for distinguished companies, such as Grey Advertising and The New Yorker Magazine.

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Joy Sewing of The Houston Chronicle has a great interview with Derek Luke. Probably the best part isn't in the text version, but in the extra audio clips featured on the lower left hand of the site.

In one, Luke shares what Diddy told him about the Bad Boy company name and how it came about. "It was inspired by this vision he had about these school children in New York, crossing the street," Luke said. "It was one little kid pointing his finger and looking at something totally different, start going opposite of where the other kids were going. They called him a "bad boy" and he says, that's where I got the vision for Bad Boy 'cause it was the kid, he was a bad boy, but he was really pointing somewhere else 'cause he was trying to go against the grain." In the very next clip, he also has an interesting story about Diddy having to leave the set because of the film hitting him a little too hard.

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David Gelles of the Miami Herald reports on the National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship's National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge, where Dia Simms served as a judge.

Simms, the general manager of Bad Boy's Blue Flame Marketing & Advertising division, is quoted in the piece.

Simms said the judges used tough standards to evaluate the students. ''We were asked to look at them as if we were angel investors,'' she said. ``We were looking at what was scalable, and what we could walk away with and start a viable business.''

Among the finalists, Jessica stood out. ''The difference was her numbers,'' said Simms. ``They seemed very realistic. Her delivery and marketing plan and material costs were very close to what I would have guesstimated. She seemed like she could walk away and hand her plan to someone and they could execute it.''

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From the press release:

The Black Business Student Association (BBSA) at the University of Michigan's Ross School of Business has announced that Emmy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated film director, producer, writer, and actor Spike Lee will deliver the keynote speech at the Association's Alfred L. Edwards 33rd Annual BSSA Conference, Dec. 4-7, 2008.

Lee, best known for his films Do The Right Thing and Inside Man, along with recently released Miracle at St. Anna, will deliver his speech at the conference's Gala Banquet on Saturday, December 6th. Speaking to over 300 attendees, Lee's speech will focus on the theme of this year's conference, "Building your Legacy: Achieving Personal, Professional and Philanthropic Success," discussing the ways in which conference participants can create personal roadmaps toward success.

Building upon its theme, the conference will feature a series of workshops and panel discussions hosted by leaders in the fields of finance, marketing and entrepreneurship, as well as include breakfast and lunch keynote speeches by Derek Ferguson, Chief Financial Officer of Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group, and Jim Reynolds, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Loop Capital Markets.

"We are honored and excited that not only Spike Lee, but also so many other accomplished leaders have agreed to join us and help each of us better understand how we can leverage our passions and unique experiences to make a lasting impact on the African American community," said Michael Pittman, a conference co-chair.

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Janelle Monae will be performing on tonight's episode of "I Want to Work for Diddy," airing at 9 PM ET on VH1.

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With a projected 2008 revenue of $500 million dollars, Crain's New York Business has ranked Bad Boy Worldwide Entertainment Group third on it's recently released list of the largest minority-owned companies in the New York area.

Via Black Star News.

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