Master P Faces Trial on Weapons Charges

A day after his participation in Sunday’s Dancing With the Stars finale, Master P made a very different type of appearance – in a Los Angeles court, where a judge ordered the No Limit Records hip-hop mogul and his younger brother to stand trial on weapons charges.

The 38-year-old Master P (real name: Percy Miller) and brother Vyshonn Miller, 30, also a rapper who uses the stage name Silkk The Shocker, were arrested last month for carrying unregistered guns found by authorities during a traffic stop, the Associated Press reports.

NEWS BRIEFS: Adam Sandler's Dog Died

DIED: Adam Sandler’s beloved pooch Meatball, 4, passed away Jan. 26, reports PEOPLE in its latest issue. The bulldog, whose drinking and drooling problems were well chronicled on the actor’s Web page, also appeared in Sandler’s 2000 film “Little Nicky.” Sandler, 37, held a memorial service at his Malibu home for more than 100 people and served a cake that featured Meatball’s face. Guests received T-shirts with the dog’s image. As for the actor’s other bulldog, Matzoball is sad but fine, according to the magazine.

Rapper: Balance Due

Rapper Master P is being sued by a Louisiana bank that claims that he owes $739,000 on a line of credit that he secured in May of last year, reports the Associated Press. The legal suit, filed late last month in East Baton Rouge Parish, claims that the New Orleans-born musician (whose real name is Percy Miller) has fallen behind in repaying a promissory note. Master P reportedly presides over a multi-million dollar empire that includes real estate holdings and both a fashion label and a record label called No Limit.