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Joel Madden

Joel Rueben Madden (born Joel Rueben Combs; March 11, 1979) is an American singer, record producer, actor, DJ, and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, best known as the lead vocalist and front-man for the American pop punk band Good Charlotte. Madden was born Joel Rueben Combs in Waldorf, Maryland. He has an identical twin brother, Benji Madden, who plays rhythm guitar and backing vocals in their band, Good Charlotte. He also has an older brother named Josh Madden who to works in the music industry and a younger sister named Sarah Madden. Madden attended La Plata High School. In 1995, at the age of 16, Joel Madden, his brother Benji and a friend started their own band. The band was short lived and the Maddens eventually recruited fellow high schoolers Paul Thomas and Aaron Escolopio to form their current band Good Charlotte. They took the name Good Charlotte from a children's book. In the 2001 film Not Another Teen Movie, Joel and the other Good Charlotte members made a cameo as the band at the school's prom. He later had a cameo role in the 2004 film Fat Albert and in the 2006 film Material Girls with his brother Benji. He also had a guest appearance in the popular kids' show "The Naked

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Joel Madden -- Booted From Australian Hotel ... FOR WEED

Joel Madden
86'd from Australian Hotel ... FOR WEED

8:32 AM PT -- Madden just addressed the situation on Tumblr ... writing, "Sunday while I was at work, a hotel employee found a small amount of marijuana in my hotel room.""The police were called… READ MORE >

Joel Madden -- Can Anyone Pay Me $6,000 a Month?

Joel Madden
Can Anyone Pay Me $6,000 A MONTH?

Joel Madden is looking to scrape together an extra $5,950 a month -- because TMZ has learned, he just put his giant Glendale, CA property up for rent ... and according to the listing, that's what… READ MORE >

- 1085 days ago
Nicole Richie Wedding Menu -- 'Tis the Season

Nicole Richie Wedding Menu
'Tis the Season

Butternut squash is in season this time of year -- and if the guests at Nicole Richie and Joel Madden's wedding yesterday didn't know that, they sure learned it yesterday.TMZ obtained the menu… READ MORE >

- 1322 days ago
The Biggest Guest at Nicole Richie's Wedding

The Biggest Guest
At Nicole Richie's Wedding

In all likelihood, you have never seen video of an elephant getting cleaned and dressed to go to a wedding -- but now you have!!!This lovely creature was spotted outside the wedding of Nicole… READ MORE >

- 1322 days ago
Nicole Richie and Joel Madden Tie the Knot

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden
Tie the Knot

Nicole Richie and Joel Madden finally got married yesterday -- which is just convenient because most people thought they already were.Congrats! READ MORE >

- 1322 days ago
Nicole Richie: The Paparazzi Are Scaring My Kids!

Nicole Richie:
The Paparazzi Are Scaring My Kids!

Nicole Richie is going after a paparazzo tomorrow in court ... but TMZ has learned it's the beginning of a campaign she's waging against renegade photogs.Sources connected with the case tell TMZ… READ MORE >

- 1334 days ago
Nicole Richie Gets Restraining Order for Harlow

Nicole Richie
Gets Restraining Order For Harlow

Nicole Richie just got a restraining order against a photographer who she claims has been stalking her child at her preschool ... TMZ has learned.This photo -- taken by Nicole -- was attached to… READ MORE >

- 1354 days ago
Peter Facinelli vs. Joel Madden: Who'd You Rather?

Peter Facinelli vs. Joel Madden
Who'd You Rather?

"Twilight" hunk Peter Facinelli and Good Charlotte's Joel Madden hung out at the same event in NYC on Thursday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1497 days ago
Nicole Richie -- The Massive Engagement Ring

Nicole Richie
The Massive Engagement Ring

Either Nicole Richie's fingers are tiny -- or her brand new engagement ring is about 47 carats. Richie revealed her enormous rock outside of David Letterman's studio yesterday, where she finally… READ MORE >

- 1621 days ago
Nicole & Joel Hang On By a String

Nicole & Joel
Hang on by a String

Unmarried parents Nicole Richie and Joel Madden swapped spit at a Lakers game on Tuesday.There's a thin line between love and hate. READ MORE >

- 1669 days ago

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