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2009-03-30 22:45:00

Actor and hip-hop artist Andre Benjamin was arrested for allegedly going 44 miles over the speed limit in Georgia, TMZ reported Monday. Benjamin, a 33-year-old Atlanta native known professionally as Andre 3000, performs with the rap group OutKast and has appeared in the films Be Cool, Four Brothers, Idlewild, Semi-Pro and Battle in Seattle. TMZ said he was arrested for allegedly doing 109 mph in a 65 mph zone. He was taken to the Henry County Jail and reportedly released after posting $1,200...

2008-11-06 21:00:14

NEW YORK, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- The multi-platinum-selling multiple-Grammy-winning recording artist John Legend has just achieved his third consecutive Top 10 album debut as EVOLVER, his brand-new studio collection, enters the Billboard Top 200 best-selling albums chart at #4, with first week's sales of 132,823 pieces, according to SoundScan. A crossover sensation, EVOLVER has reached the #1 position on America's R&B Album chart, #1 on the Album Retailer chart and #1 on the Digital...

2008-07-28 00:00:28

NEW YORK, July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The Grammy-winning recording artist and concert performer John Legend is putting the finishing touches on Evolver, his first full-length studio album since the release of his #1 Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart-topping platinum-selling Once Again in October 2006. One of the year's most eagerly-awaited new album releases, Evolver will be available online and in stores on Tuesday, October 28. Earlier this month, Legend premiered "Green Light" featuring Andre...

2006-08-24 21:20:04

By Nicole Sperling LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - As the summer winds down, potential moviegoers might choose to take in the last few rays of sunshine rather than cloister themselves inside a darkened theater. Hollywood is counteracting that urge by throwing a lot of films at audiences this weekend, hoping at least one movie sticks. Disney will launch the Mark Wahlberg football drama "Invincible," and Universal Pictures is opening the OutKast musical "Idlewild." New Line Cinema...

2006-07-14 22:02:13

By Tamara Conniff NEW YORK (Billboard) - OutKast duo Antwan Patton and Andre Benjamin are sitting in a suite at the Four Seasons Hotel in Beverly Hills picking at pancakes. They need to figure out the track listing for their upcoming soundtrack album, the companion to the film "Idlewild," in which they co-star. Zomba Label Group president/CEO Barry Weiss, pen in hand, writes out different scenarios. Patton keeps picking at his breakfast. Weiss leans back on the couch and says with a...


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humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'