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Benji Madden

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Benji Madden was born Benjamin Levi Combs on March 11, 1979, in Waldorf, Maryland, to Robin Marie Madden and Roger Paul Combs. His father left the family when he was 16, so he changed his last name from "Combs" to his mother's maiden name. After his father left, Benji's mother raised him and his three siblings alone. Obviously that caused a lot of financial problems leading to the eviction from their home. Benji first started playing the guitar at 16. Before that, though, he and his younger twin brother went to a Beastie Boys concert and decided that they wanted to start a band. When they graduated in 1997, his mother gave him and Joel a pair of airline tickets to California to go to a club where all the good punk rock bands actually started. When they got back, they were more determined than ever. They teamed up with two school friends and Billy - and Good Charlotte was born.  See full bio on IMDb »

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Paris -- Not Madden Love with Stavros

Paris --
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Paris and Benji may have split -- for now -- but she says those pics of her sleazing it up with ex-BF Stavros Niarchos had nothing to do with it.Hilton just did an interview on KIIS-FM, where she… READ MORE >

No Mo' Emo: Paris Dumps Benji

No Mo' Emo:
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You didn't seriously think Paris Hilton would stay with that guy?She's not: After nine months of seemingly enforced emo-tude, Paris and Benji Madden have split. "They're just too different and… READ MORE >

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Rock Show Throwdown -- Who Sucked More?

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- 2873 days ago
Sick of Them Yet?

Sick of Them
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- 3117 days ago
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Nicole Richie flaunted her momma-bod at her baby daddy's event last night -- finally ditching that rail-thin look for something a bit more human. The entire Richie/Madden/Hilton combo pack was in… READ MORE >

- 3121 days ago
Baby Kaboom! Nicole and Christina Pop!

Baby Kaboom!
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UPDATE: People confirms Nicole and Joel welcomed a baby girl, Harlow Winter Kate Madden. She weighed 6 lbs., 7 ozs., and Nic's rep tells the mag, "The beautiful healthy baby girl left the hospital… READ MORE >

- 3185 days ago
Benji Forgets He is with Sophie Monk

Benji Forgets He is with Sophie Monk

Benji Madden, Nicole Richie's baby-uncle, hit Las Vegas over the weekend with luscious Aussie actress girlfriend Sophie Monk -- but Big Ben was not not exactly keeping a close eye on his smokin'… READ MORE >

- 3364 days ago
Hilary Duff & Joel Madden: We're In Mortal Danger

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