Lil Wayne is facing the music after being accused of breaking jail rules by having gear for listening to tunes: He can expect to go solo for the rest of his time behind bars in a gun case.
The Grammy Award-winning rapper was moved Monday into what jail officials call "punitive segregation" for a month, until his expected November release date, Correction Department spokesman Stephen Morello said.
It's his punishment for stashing a charger and headphones for a digital music player in his cell earlier this year, officials said.
Lil Wayne generally will now be confined to his new cell 23 hours a day, with such exceptions as visits and showers, instead of being allowed to mingle with other inmates.
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Lil Wayne also will have to forego TV, and he'll be limited to one phone call a week, except for calls to his lawyer, Morello said.
The 28-year-old rapper, born Dwayne Carter, is one of the genre's biggest stars.
He has been held since March in the Rikers Island jail complex in New York.
He pleaded guilty in October 2009 to attempted criminal possession of a weapon, admitting he had a loaded semiautomatic gun on his bus in 2007.
Star's dog gets cameo on show
Jason Schwartzman's dog had the face for TV — just not the back for it.
Schwartzman, 30, stars in HBO's offbeat detective comedy "Bored to Death," and show creator Jonathan Ames says he wanted to have Schwartzman's French bulldog, Arrow, in the show.
Ames liked Arrow because of his "incredibly beautiful, crushed, tormented face."
Unfortunately Arrow has a bad back and was not up to the rigors of acting.
So they cast another dog in his place. Arrow did have a cameo in the show, though.
Osbourne honors Lennon
John Lennon would have been 70 this week, and who better to honor his legacy in song than ... Ozzy Osbourne ?
The Black Sabbath heavy-metal king has made a cover of Lennon's "How," available on iTunes to benefit Amnesty International.
Osbourne says Lennon was a "driving force for humanity."
He also credits the Beatles as the inspiration for his musical career. Lennon was shot to death in December 1980.
A video for the song is debuting on AOL's PopEater.com.
Another year older
Today's birthdays: Actress Britt Ekland , 68... CBS chief executive Les Moonves , 61... rock singer Kevin Cronin (REO Speedwagon), 59 ... actress Elisabeth Shue , 47... actress Emily Mortimer , 39... actor Jeremy Sisto , 36 ... singer Melinda Doolittle ("American Idol"), 33.