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Rapper sued over sex video

Rapper 50 Cent has been sued by a woman after he edited himself into her homemade sex video as a wig-wearing narrator.

Lastonia Leviston claims the star unlawfully distributed the film over the internet.

She has filed a lawsuit in Manhattan claiming unauthorised use of her name or image and emotional distress caused by the public release of a video she made with a lover in 2008.

The lawsuit claims 50 Cent, real name Curtis Jackson, posted the video on his web site last year after blurring out the lover's face.

Fury at anti-gay beauty queen

The mayor of Beverly Hills is outraged over a Miss USA contestant who spoke out against same-sex marriage and said she represented the city in the pageant.

In a statement, Mayor Nancy Krasne said that 23-year-old Lauren Ashley, Miss California USA, lives in Pasadena and doesn't represent Beverly Hills in any capacity.

She said she was shocked to see statements made by a beauty pageant contestant under the name of Beverly Hills, "which has a long history of tolerance and respect".

Ms Ashley has said that same-sex marriage goes against God and the Bible.