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"Soul Train" Host Popped - Boogie Beatdown

10/18/2008 11:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Don Cornelius of "Soul Train" fame was arrested last night on felony domestic violence.

It went down on Mulholland Drive in L.A. in the early evening. Someone called from Cornelius' home and LAPD responded to a "domestic dispute." After arriving on scene, they arrested 72-year-old Cornelius on charges of felony domestic violence. He was taken to the LAPD jail in Van Nuys where his bail was set at $50,000. He was released at 5 AM.

Cornelius is married to Victoria although the identity of the victim has not been released. The victim was not taken to the hospital and injuries are unknown.


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Space Mountain    

I guess she wouldn't hop on board the HOOO train

2203 days ago

Al Baby    

Hey Vinny wake up on the wrong side of the rock today

2203 days ago


I believe the phrase is wrong side of the bed, not rock. I woke up just fine and want to let everyone know that John McCain is the next president,

2203 days ago

Joe Mama    

how much harm can a 72 year old man do? why did they have to lock him up!

2203 days ago


Black does crack.....................and it goes south too!

2203 days ago


Anyone really surprised. .....Anyone?

2203 days ago


If you think racism is dead. Read the last few posts. Very sad how this country has not progressed in the last 50 years.

2203 days ago




Posted at 11:42AM on Oct 18th 2008 by Learn

Wow, uneducated, non-politically savvy voters. I'm sure he had to search REALLY hard to find them. Based on everything I've heard from BOTH sides the past few months, there is more than enough ignorance to go around. Fortunately, there are also more than enough informed people voting for the right reasons. Also, just because they aren't aware of his positions doesn't mean they're only voting for him "because he's black", as Stern accuses. I love that constant accusation. Democrats, especially the less-informed ones, tend to vote strictly along party lines. Did anyone accuse them of voting for Bill Clinton because he was white? Being black really helped Alan Keyes, didn't it? I wonder how many of these same people would even know Alan Keyes existed? Nonsense, they must know...I mean, he's fricken black!!!

Then again, when has anything ever uttered by Stern been above garbage, brain dead humor?

2203 days ago


isn't don cornelius gay...

just saying

2203 days ago


Learn ~ Thank you!!! it is so very true. 40% of Black's sre voting for Obammie because of his skin color. They don't have a CLUE what his policies are all about and quiet frankly could care less. They will vote for a Black man because they think he will "save" them. It is ridiculous!

The dumbing of America!

This election has done one has gotten Black's to "register" to vote.

2203 days ago

Rip M 2 Shreds    

I guess the HOOOOOOOOOOO Train has jumped the tracks! Fight on Don!

2203 days ago


This should be of NO surprise to anyone who knows Don personally. He is a very, very, mean man -- not the kind of person that you'd want to be around unless you had to be. I just can't figure out why it took so long for him to be "outed" by the media for the vicious woman-beater he is.

2203 days ago

Dick C from American bandstand    

Hello Shea i think you might have incured a bad day for Mr Cornelius or a possible rejection! Mr C has done a pletera of things for a multitude of Artist to help promote them and his show of course that either could not apear or where not allowed to.He had to be firm and run a tight ship to be respected in this town as a african american male a pioneer as it where in the time.

2203 days ago

Dick C from American bandstand    

Don allowed and relished having both Mainstream and Artists that where not allowed on other tv dance programs because of their music type or their ethnic backround.

and Ja unless you have been with him personally how would you know him on a sexual level? surely you would not Juge a person by Gossip?

2203 days ago


Peace....Love and I'll hit ya bitch!

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