A Few More Things: Kid Cudi, Wyclef Jean, Vince Neil & Joey Ramone

Kid Cudi pleads guilty to misdemeanor drug possession, Wyclef Jean is hospitalized due to stress, Vince Neil has a new court date, and Joey Ramone moves up higher in the world of NYC street signs.

Man On The Moon In Trouble

Kid Cudi’s lawyers entered a guilty plea on behalf of the rapper for charges of criminal possession of a controlled substance in the seventh degree. The rapper was not present at the courtroom on Friday.

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Performing at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester, Tenn.

The original charges stemming from his June arrest, including charges of criminal mischief, were reduced as part of a plea deal. Kid Cudi was arrested in an unidentified woman’s apartment following an argument in which he reportedly ripped a door from its hinges and smashed a cell phone.

A representative with the Manhattan district attorney’s office told Entertainment Weekly that Kid Cudi was sentenced to two days of community service. His case will be dropped if keeps his nose clean for the next six months.

The rapper’s sophomore album, Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager, is set for release in November.
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From The Mansion To The Hospital

Wyclef Jean checked into a hospital at an undisclosed location over the weekend.

A representative for the hip hop singer pointed a finger at his Haiti presidential bid, explaining that he’s “suffering from stress and fatigue based on the grueling eight weeks he’s had.”

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"Hope for Haiti Now: a Global Benefit for Earthquake Relief," New York City

Last week Jean announced he was officially giving up his bid for the presidency, a month after Haiti election officials disqualified his candidacy.

Although Jean didn’t meet Haiti’s residency requirements, the election commission didn’t disclose why the musician was left off the ballot. Jean was born in Haiti but currently resides in New Jersey. Haiti’s constitution requires that candidates live in the country for five consecutive years prior to the election.

In a statement Jean said he plans to focus on his music.

Jean’s next album, If I Were President, the Haitian Experience, is set for release in February 2011 as the follow-up to 2009’s From the Hut, to the Projects, to the Mansion.

Dr. Doesn’t Feel So Good

Vince Neil had his lawyers appear on his behalf in Las Vegas Justice Court today but his misdemeanor case hasn’t been taken care of yet. No plea was entered.

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Stars and Stripes Festival, Mt. Clemens, Mich.

The Mötley Crüe frontman was arrested on drunken driving and speeding charges in late June. According to court documents, the singer reportedly had a blood-alcohol content of 0.08 percent, which is Nevada’s legal limit for drivers. He was accused of driving his sports car 60-mph in a 45-mph zone near the Las Vegas Strip.

Judge Joe M. Vonaventure set a status check on the case for Oct. 11.

Gabba Gabba Hey, Don’t Steal That Sign! 

A street sign honoring the late Joey Ramone resides at the corner of New York City’s Bowery and East Second Street – when it’s not being stolen.

Officials say the “Joey Ramone Place” sign may be the city’s most-stolen street sign. The sign is located near the former site of CBGB, the punk music club where the Ramones first got their start in the ‘70s.

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Charlotte Lesher holds the street sign honoring her son Joey Ramone. 

To deter thieves, the Department of Transportation has raised the sign eight feet to a height about 20 feet above street level. It is the fourth time since 2003 that the sign has been reinstalled.

Drummer Marky Ramone says he thinks Joey would have thought it was pretty cool the sign had been stolen so many times.

The only downside is that, “Now you have to be an NBA player to see it,” he said.