Firefighters at a Bronx firehouse are catching heat for placing a defaced image of U.S. president Barack Obama next to one of the Unabomber on a toolbox.
According to the NY Daily News, FDNY officials are investigating an image of Obama spray painted on a toolbox with the word “HUSTLER” painted in red over his face. Someone also scrawled “Allah Akbar” – “God is great” in Arabic – in black ink under the iconic image.
On an adjacent panel of the toolbox was the famous police sketch of the Unabomber and words that had been covered with black tape until only “ET ME” was visible.
The images are a direct violation of FDNY rules that prohibit firefighters from displaying vulgar or offensive material in the firehouse or on their lockers.
The president of the Vulcan Society, the organization of black firefighters, said he was disappointed that the image was on display. Read More…
If you need more proof that the late Gary Coleman’s ex-wife Shannon Price is nothing more than a cunning, opportunistic gold digger, here it is:
According to the papers, Coleman claimed that Price moved back into their home without his consent while he was hospitalized.
He also said that Price “has shown a tendency to damage, destroy and steal my property and I believe she will continue to do so in my absence and while she is trespassing in my home.”
“I believe if she is given any warning of this pending order to require her to immediately vacate the home, she will cause more damage and destroy more irreplaceable memorabilia, documents, personal papers and other such valuables,” the papers continued.
The ‘Diffr’ent Strokes’ star was granted the restraining order on Feb. 19, 2010, but never served it to Price. Read More…
Meanwhile, Shannon is busy contesting his last will & testament that leaves her nothing. I still shake my head at the fact that she made an exhausted Gary go fix her something to eat after he got back from spending 4 hours at a dialysis clinic.
The most boring celebrity couple ever — yes, even more boring than Alicia Keys and Swizz Beakz — Rianna and her boyfriend Matt Kemp were spotted leaving Phellipe Chao restaurant in West Hollywood after having a romantic dinner.
Rap moguls Jay-Z and Sean Combs were spotted leaving the CBS studios in NYC yesterday. I see Jay Z pulled his jeans all the way up after his performance on ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ in New York City with Eminem yesterday (picture on left). But his jeans were down around his azz as he was going inside the studio. As I’ve pointed out before, Jigga man shows much respect to ‘others’ (especially where money is involved) but the almost 42-year-old rapper clearly has no respect for his own people.
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From Upscale Hype:
Rihanna was recently spotted in her home country of Barbados wearing a pair of Leopard sunglasses ($50) from New York designer Betsey Johnson. With a lovely retro style design providing the frame shape, these sunglasses feature leopard print on the front with gold-toned detail on the corners and Betsey Johnson’s signature logo along the temple. And for the finishing touch, a pink heart-shaped ornament has been embedded into the temple tips.
Yesterday, I posted the above photo of R&B Diva Monica rocking a fierce pair of gold mirrored aviator hater blockers. My Inbox soon lit up with inquiries about the shades. After an exhaustive search, loyal reader Quin found them and emailed the link to share with my readers.
Carrie Bradshaw and co. have spawned many contentious fashion trends over the years, including Uggs (ugh!). But the bold, gold mirrored aviators that SJP sports in Sex and the City 2 are pure eye candy. A collaboration between the Belgian fashion designer Bernhard Willhelm and the Berlin-based eyewear company MYKITA, the light, sleek, stainless frames were inspired by the Alpine ski racer Franz Klammer’s downhill heroics during the 1976 Winter Olympics. They’re $525 at Bergdorf Goodman, Barneys New York and patriciafield.com.
Monica photo by Prince Williams/ATLPics.net
A mixed race woman and her African husband learned the hard way that love and politics don’t mix
When Caroline Jamieson wrote to U.S. president Barack Obama back in January begging him to intercede in her husband’s deportation case, she got more than what she bargained for.
According to CNN, her husband “Hervé Fonkou Takoulo, was facing deportation to his native Cameroon. Takoulo failed in a bid before political asylum almost a decade ago.”
Takoulo and Jamieson were married in 2005, and a judge issued a deportation order after they were married. Despite the judge’s order, Takoulo applied for a green card that would give him the freedom to live and work in the U.S. as a legal resident.
He graduated from State University of New York at Stony Brook with an engineering degree in 2008 and received several engineering job offers, but no follow up due to the deportation order.
The couple had planned to go before immigration officials to plead their case for legal residency based on marriage to a U.S. citizen.
But immigration law requires that the deportation order be lifted before Takoulo can apply for legal residency.
“We want to be given the chance to interview and prove that we are a married couple, so Hervé can get a green card, and that has proven extremely difficult to do,” Jamieson told CNN. [link]
Frustrated that the wheels of justice were turning too slowly for them, Jamieson, a vice president of marketing at a new-media advertising company, wrote that fateful letter to Barack Obama.
They never received a direct response to the letter. But they did get two Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers waiting outside their East Village, Manhattan apartment on June 3 when Takoulo was leaving the apartment to go to the gym. [link]
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The 27-year-old son of the new Dallas Police Chief was gunned down by officers after he shot and killed one of their own.
The tragic scene unfolded around 6pm yesterday evening at the River Bend apartments in Southern Dallas county after residents called the police to report gun fire.
According to the Dallas News, David O’Neal Brown Jr., the son of Dallas Police Chief David Brown, was in an agitated state when he wandered from his apartment into the parking lot of the complex carrying a handgun and wearing just boxers and sunglasses.
Residents say Brown Jr. approached the driver’s side door of a car that had just pulled into the parking lot. The driver of the vehicle was 23-year-old Jeremy Jontae McMillian, who was on his way to a Father’s Day dinner with his wife and their two small children.
Apparently, without provocation, Brown fired twice into the car hitting McMillian in the head, and barely missing the other occupants of the car. McMillian was a family man with two jobs and no criminal history. It isn’t clear whether he knew Brown.
After shooting McMillian, Brown stalked back and forth between his apartment and a Dodge Stratus parked in the lot. He eventually removed a shotgun from the trunk of the Stratus and climbed behind the wheel as police sirens wailed in the distance.
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R&B Diva Monica co-hosted a party with her cousin Ludacris at Compound in Atlanta on saturday night. Mo’s bestie Trina stopped by to show love.
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This past weekend, the city of Atlanta’s nightclub scene belonged to one man: Alex Gidewon of AG Entertainment Group, pictured above with rapper Busta Rhymes at compound on Saturday night.
This past weekend can be summed in 4 words: he shut it down!
AG, as he’s known to close friends and family, spent over $200K bringing the industry’s biggest artists to host parties at four nightclubs in Atlanta.
Check out the Exclusive pictures courtesy of Prince Williams/ATLPics.net!
Rapper Ludacris (seen here with his fiancee Eudoxie) hosted a party with R&B Diva Monica at Compound on Saturday night.
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Rap mogul Sean “puffy” Combs launched a new blog project today called DiddyBlog. According to a press release, Puffy intends to use his DiddyBlog to spread 100% positivity and love because he’s tired of all the negative blogs out there
talking bad about him. The Love Movement is Sean’s online forum for viewers to join and share their inspirational, positive stories.
“Down with hate,” he says in a video posted on the blog. “Today we start the love movement. Stop talking about what you don’t like about somebody and what somebody did wrong. Start talking about what you love about somebody… today is the day we start the love movement… the love movement has begun!”
Sean, who is one of the most notorious narcissists in the business, promises not to use the blog as yet another self-promotional vehicle, but we know he’s lying. He’s only saying that because his marketing team has done their research and they know that a 100% positive blog is a guaranteed failure.
We know that if Diddy blog takes off and starts garnering millions of hits a day, Sean will most likely convert it to shameless self-promotion — or he wouldn’t have named it the DIDDY BLOG.