A Boston cop might lose his job after he vented his frustration toward Harvard professor Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr, in an email.
Gates created a national firestorm of controversy when he was arrested after hurling racist accusations at a white police officer who was investigating a possible break-in at Gates’s Harvard-owned residence in Boston.
Both Gates and Sergeant James Crowley have threatened to file lawsuits against each other.
A Boston police officer was placed on administrative leave after he allegedly used a racial slur when referring to Henry Louis Gates Jr.
In a mass e-mail, Officer Justin Barrett, 36, called Gates a “jungle monkey,” according to Elaine Driscoll, a spokeswoman for the Boston Police Department.
Gates, a black Harvard scholar, was arrested at his home earlier this month on a disorderly conduct charge after he tried to budge open the door of his Cambridge home.
Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis found out about the e-mail on Tuesday and immediately stripped Barrett of his gun and badge, Driscoll said. The e-mail was sent anonymously to his Barrett’s fellow guard members and the Boston Globe.
Once again, Barack Hussein Obama’s personal physician has spoken out against Obama’s faulty Universal health Care Reform.
Dr. David Scheiner, 70, Chicago-based physician who treated Obama for more than 20 years, said Obama’s vision is bound to failure.
“I look at his program and I can’t see how it’s going to work,” Scheiner told the Huffington Post. “He has no cost control. There would be no effective cost control in his program. The [Congressional Budget Office] said it’s going be incredibly expensive … and the thing that I really am worried about is, if it is the failure that I think it would be, then health reform will be set back a long, long time.”
Scheiner told HuffPo he prefers a more progressive approach to health care reform (such as expanding Medicare/Medicaid to cover more Americans). “His pragmatism is what is overwhelming him,” said Scheiner.
The paparazzi snapped pics of Halle Berry and her daughter Nahla out & about in L.A. today. The Oscar winner wore the shredded Dirty Courture jeans made famous by singer/actress Zoe Kravitz, daughter of singer Lenny Kravitz and actress Lisa Bonet. Dirty Couture clothing are all the rage in Hollywood these days.
What did I tell you? Didn’t I say that once Gabriel Aubrey fulfilled Halle’s request for doting daddy shots for the paps he’d be gone? It isn’t like he’s that busy with his modeling career, is he?
Rappers-turned-actors Common and Queen Latifah exercised in Central park while filming scenes from their new movie titled “Just Wright.” Let me guess, Common and Latifah play a romantic couple? That’s going to be a hard sell considering that everybody knows Queen is not into tube steak.
Carmelo Anthony of the Denver Nuggets and his baby mama, TV and radio personality LaLa Vazquez, attended the TAG Launch party for TAG’s signature series of body sprays at The London Hotel in West Hollywood last night. Everyone looked cute except for ‘Melo who still has problems dressing himself appropriately for a man his age. I will stop just short of saying Melo looks very suspect in his little pink sweater (out of respect to LaLa who is still my girl and all).
But that cardigan sweater and those Louis Vuitton booties would sure look better on a Kanye West or Pharell Williams. LaLa, talk to your man!
Is anyone else tired of reading about this Beyonce/Kelly Clarkson story? If you’re like me, you don’t care if one wack song sounds like another wack song. Don’t they all sound the same nowadays anyway?
They’re saying Clive Davis is about to kick the American Idol winner to the curb for running her mouth off about her song, “Already Gone”, being recorded over the same track as Bey’s track “Halo.” It seems that Kelly is pissed at a songwriter for pawning off the same track on both singers. I’m thinking that maybe Kelly never head Beyonce’s “Halo” until she recorded over the track herself and then she said, “Hey, that lame Beyonce song sounds a lot like mine!”
Songwriter Ryan Tedder took to his Myspace blog yesterday to respond to the media gossip that Kelly threw him under the bus for basically reusing the same track and pawning it off on both singers.
Today he released an official statement denying he used the same track. He claimed that “Already Gone” — the track he co-wrote with Kelly, and “Halo,” the song he gave Bey, are two “entirely different songs conceptually, melodically, & lyrically.” He goes on to deny trying to rip off the two singers with the same corny track.
But Kelly begged to differ. Speaking on Canadian radio yesterday, Kelly complained bitterly about Ryan duping her, and about J Records releasing “Already Gone” as a single against her wishes once she realized it was the same wack track. Now word is, an angry Clive Davis retaliated by threatening to cut the budget for her new album. The last time Kelly butt heads with Davis, sales of her last CD My December suffered big time.
So what’s poor Kelly to do? Well, there’s always iTunes and ringtones.
Barack Hussein Obama was dissed majorly by the Russians during his trip to Russia a couple of weeks ago. It seems the Russians aren’t as impressed with Obama as he is, and they demonstrated their displeasure by refusing to shake his hand.
But did we hear a peep about this presidential snub in the pro-Obama left wing news media? I didn’t. But thanks to the magic of video, the snub is preserved in posterity forever.
Rihanna looked HAWT in a grey tunic dress yesterday as she waited for her bulldog publicist to hail a cab in NYC. Photo: INF DAILY
While we still think actress Lindsay Lohan is an attention whore who needs help with her drinking problem, We LOVE her sense of style! Only Lindsay can top Rihanna in the footwear department. Her boots and sandals are always on point! Photos: X17online.com