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Kevin Connolly to Direct The Game and Ne-Yo's Video | Kevin Connolly

Kevin Connolly to Direct The Game and Ne-Yo's Video

Originally posted 11/03/2008 04:45PM

Entourage star and budding director Kevin Connolly has signed on to direct a music video for The Game and Ne-Yo, he reveals exclusively to PEOPLE.

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Ne-Yo Has 'Gotta Stop Judging Books by Their Cover'

Ne-Yo Has 'Gotta Stop Judging Books by Their Cover'

Originally posted 09/16/2008 08:45AM

Call it a lesson learned for singer-songwriter Ne-Yo.

"I really gotta stop judging books by their cover," the R&B star, who recently logged studio time with Michael Bolton, tells PEOPLE. "I was expecting him to be really up tight. But he wasn't! He was so relaxed, cool and down to earth."

Ne-Yo, whose album Year of the Gentleman hits stores Tuesday, is getting his character flaw in check – he even issued an apology to pop star Lindsay Lohan in August for doubting her musical abilities.

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Ne-Yo to Lindsay Lohan: 'I Apologize' for Doubting You | Lindsay Lohan

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Ne-Yo to Lindsay Lohan: 'I Apologize' for Doubting You

Originally posted 08/19/2008 04:15PM

Ne-Yo is apologizing to Lindsay Lohan for doubting her musical abilities before the two worked together on her forthcoming song, "Bossy."

"Miss Lindsay Lohan, I apologize if you are watching. I am sorry. There we go," Ne-Yo told E!'s Daily 10 in an interview set to air Tuesday.

"Straight up and down I thought it was gonna suck," the singer-songwriter said. "I was like, Lindsay Lohan are you joking? Are you serious? What the hell am I going to do for Lindsay Lohan? I took it as a challenge. And we put together a record for her."

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Ne-Yo Pleads Guilty to Driving without a License | Ne-Yo

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Ne-Yo Pleads Guilty to Driving without a License

Originally posted 06/03/2008 12:20PM

Life in the fast lane wasn't kind to R&B star Ne-Yo on Monday.

The Grammy winner was sentenced to 24 hours of community service by a Georgia judge after pleading guilty to driving without a license, according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Ne-Yo (real name: Shaffer Smith) – who also pleaded no contest to a reckless driving charge – was pulled over on Feb. 19 by Georgia police at around 2:30 a.m. for driving 105 mph – 50 miles above the speed limit.

The singer-songwriter was then given a ticket for reckless driving and for failure to have a Georgia driver's license.

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Ne-Yo: Lindsay Is 'Ridiculously Fabulous' on Album | Lindsay Lohan

Ne-Yo: Lindsay Lohan Is 'Ridiculously Fabulous' on Album

Originally posted 05/28/2008 04:10PM

Ne-Yo admits he had his doubts about Lindsay Lohan's vocal talents when he was asked to write a song for her upcoming third album, due later this year.

"I gotta admit, we were like ... 'Lindsay Lohan?'" Ne-Yo tells Billboard magazine. "I mean, I've written for Beyonce Knowles, Mary J. Blige, Rihanna, Celine Dion and ... Lindsay Lohan?"

But after hearing her sing on the track, called "Bossy," Ne-Yo says he and producer Stargate were so impressed that he called Lohan to say how sorry he was for not believing in her. "She did a ridiculously fabulous job," Ne-Yo tells the magazine. "I was so shocked I had to call her and apologize for what I was thinking because she did so good. I think the world is gonna be surprised."

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Ne-Yo on Hayden Panettiere: 'She's Cool People' | Hayden Panettiere, Ne-Yo

Ne-Yo on Hayden Panettiere: 'She's Cool People'

Originally posted 11/21/2007 04:40PM

Ne-Yo admits it: He was holding Hayden Panettiere's hand Monday night as the two hit a New York City nightclub, but the two are not dating. He swears.

"Hayden and I just met yesterday. We've only known each other for one day," Ne-Yo told PEOPLE at the Ronald McDonald House Charity's World Children's Day event Tuesday, where Panettiere, 18, also made an appearance. "She was hanging out with some friends and invited me to come out."

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