218 people are reported dead, including 128 killed in Alabama and 11 dead in Georgia, as massive tornados ripped through the south yesterday.
Jabriel Branch, (pictured right) of McComb, Mississippi, died when a tree crashed through the roof of her family home last night.
Rescue workers are still searching through rubble for survivors in the northwest corner of Georgia, which was the hardest hit. 7 people were reported killed in Catoosa County in north GA. Two people are reported dead in Spalding County, south of Atlanta.
So far GEMA is reporting only 11 people dead in Georgia. GEMA spokesman Chrystal Paulk-Buchanan said the death toll is expected to climb throughout the day. 30 injured people have been taken to area hospitals.
Severe thunderstorms moved through the area south of Atlanta last night knocking down trees and power lines and leaving about 1,500 Georgia Power customers in the dark. Luckily, the storms spared metro Atlanta.
“There’s really no explanation,” said National Weather Service meteorologist Alex Gibbs of why the storms skipped Atlanta. “It’s just the way the storms set up.”
Sgt. Joe Peavy of Spalding County and his 11-year-old daughter are counting their blessings this morning. They were taken to an area hospital after a tornado struck their home just off of highway 92.
“The last I heard they were doing OK, but his house is gone, his patrol car is crushed,” Spalding Sheriff’s Capt. Tony Ranieri told the Atlanta Journal Constitution. “All we know is that when the tornado hit, it apparently sucked the 11-year-old girl out the bedroom window along with her bed and everything else. It was very fortunate [that she survived]. I wish everybody would have come out that way because we did have two fatalities.”
Gov. Nathan Deal declared a state of emergency covering Floyd, Dade, Catoosa and Walker counties in north Georgia. The list is expected to grow as storms continue to push through the south today.
A tornado watch and flash flood watches are still in effect for the D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas until 3pm today.
Watch this video as a massive tornado ripped through Alabama yesterday.
Remember I told you last week that a male industry friend told me that the fake, big booty girls were winning? Well, I guess he was right.
Apparently, Grand Hustle artist Yung Dro has given his heart to a sophisticated pr0n star who goes by the name of GizelleXXX on Twitter.com. Her name says it all. But despite the fact that GizelleXXX’s job description calls for her to gargle with other men’s body fluids, Dro is in love.
This morning Dro proudly tweeted, “My girl got my name tatted on her today Good times.”
His girl responded by posting this Twitpic of Dro’s name freshly tattooed on her body. I’m a nurse and I can’t even tell you which part of her body that tattoo is on. If that’s her buttocks, it is horribly deformed (most likely by a couple dozen butt injections).
In response to the outpouring of taunting and ridicule directed at both herself and her man, GizelleXXX tweeted:
@SkinnyGirlSwag b*tch shut yo ms.ciley lookin a** the F*CK up! Squirrel Face A** B*tch! …Don’t worry bout me and @dropolo. That’s OUR biz
According to online reports, Rev. Run’s daughter, Angela Simmons, spent a passionate night in the sack with Heisman trophy winner Cam Newton last night.
A disheveled and exhausted looking Newton shooed away the paparazzi when they spotted him getting into a waiting car outside Angela’s 4-star hotel in New York this morning.
The 23-year-old Simmons was spotted later wearing a sly smile on her face as she was leaving the hotel with her poodle.
In the past, Angela has been linked with skate boarder Terry (T.K.) Kennedy, rapper Bow Wow, music producer Skillz (of Play-N-Skillz), Kim Kardashian’s brother, Robert, and too many other male whores to mention. Hopefully, she’s using protection.
Rev. Run needs to have a serious talk with his daughter before she ruins the family’s good name.
In an effort to silence the “birther” movement — including presidential hopeful Donald Trump — U.S. President Barack Obama today released the long form of his much talked about birth certificate.
Many people (who don’t read) fail to realize that the short form of Obama’s certificate of live birth was released by the White House in 2008 when Obama was elected president. The long form only contains a few more impertinent details.
The short form (which was released in 2008) is on the left.
Many critics are asking, “why now?”. Why not two years ago when the issue of his citizenship first arose?
Some are suggesting that Obama, a known narcissist, only released the long form now because he fears losing something he values most (his job).
Obama told White House reporters that he had “better stuff to do” than to discuss his birth certificate that has been an emotional boilerplate since before he was elected.
“We’ve got better stuff to do. I’ve got better stuff to do,” Obama said. “We’ve got big problems to solve, and I’m confident we can solve them, but we’re going to have to focus on them, not on this.”
They say every jump off has a secret past that she would like to keep hidden away forever. The more successful jump offs are able to bury their pasts under stacks and stacks of their new husband’s money.
Apparently, Chris Bosh’s new wife, Adrienne Williams, couldn’t erase her past with Bosh’s endless cash reserves.
Bosh refuses to even admit that he’s a married man despite the overwhelming evidence that suggests otherwise (he’s probably waiting to break the news gently to his other jump offs).
According to Ira Winderman of the Sun-Sentinel, a marriage certificate, with both Bosh and Williams’ names on it, is on file in Dade County. And I’m following Bosh’s stylist on Twitter.com, who also confirmed that some sort of nuptials took place before the NBA playoffs.
Anyway, I wrote all that to say that Adrienne has been on the come-up since she was seven years old.
The young groupie is featured in a photo spread in a worn copy of Smooth magazine from 2006. Loyal reader Steve K. was kind enough to send me the link to her pics on HINcity.com.
“I love modeling. I’ve been doing it since age 12, and I’ve done pageants since I was seven” said Adrienne, who is originally from LA but honed her groupie skills in Atlanta.
“I’ve done every kind you can imagine,” she said. “So whatever modeling steps I can take to get my name out there is good.”
Last weekend, ‘America’s Most Wanted’ aired a segment on the ongoing manhunt for Wisdom Jeffery, the Riverdale man who shot and killed his young wife, Corrissa Friends, on August 11, 2010.
Loyal reader and Corrissa’s stepmother, Jill Friends, writes:
I want to thank you for continuing to bring my step-daughter’s (Corrissa Friends Jeffery) story to the spot-light. This has been a horrible time in our lives and we pray daily for his capture. We feel like Casey can’t truly be safe until he is behind bars. Thank you for getting his picture out to your fans.
Here is the video that was played at Corrissa’s Funeral. Thought you might like to see it.
Last night, while doing my unusual research on social networking website Twitter.com, I came across this tweet from an upset follower who asked if I would put a mother on blast for “abusing” her kids.
I clicked on the link and saw a photo of a woman posing with 2 smiling children — one of whom was nestled snuggly between her oversized breasts.
I assumed the woman had just breast fed the youngest child, which would be inappropriate if she did it in front of a Twitter user who then Twitpic’d the photo.
At first glance, the photo disturbed me a little. But then I reminded myself that African tribal women often proudly displayed their ample breasts long before we were sold out by our tribal leaders and shipped to America in the 18th century.
So why does this picture make so many people physically uncomfortable?
See the uncensored photo after the break. NOT SAFE FOR WORK
A minor disturbance at an after hours restaurant in Buckhead quickly turned into a national debate when an Atlanta police officer, who forgot both his professional and home training, punched a woman in her face while attempting to restrain her.
According to online reports, the unidentified, off-duty police officer was wearing full uniform at his second job at the Buckhead International House of Pancakes around 4 a.m. Sunday, when he got into it with a woman who was sitting in a booth.
Witnesses say the officer began shouting at the woman and then he lunged at her. As the two began tussling, another officer joined the fracas, which prompted the woman’s friend to throw a roundhouse punch at him. The 2nd officer retaliated with a hard right to the friend’s jaw before wrestling her to the floor and cuffing her.
The startling video, which was filmed by an iHop patron, was quickly uploaded to YouTube, and now iHOP and the Atlanta police department find themselves in the same predicament as the McDonald’s organization. If you recall, McDonald’s waited 5 days to condemn a brutal assault in one of its restaurants in Baltimore, MD.
We haven’t heard from iHOP yet, but the APD didn’t wait that long.
It only took 2 days for a red-faced Atlanta PD spokesperson to release the following statement to the Atlanta Journal Constitution on Tuesday:
“The Atlanta Police Department is aware of the incident that took place early Sunday morning involving one of its officers attempting to arrest a patron at an IHOP in Buckhead. The matter has been referred to our Office of Professional Standards to determine whether department policies and procedures were followed. Further comment at this time would not be appropriate.”
But, according to the AJC, Roberta Caban, the friend of the woman in the black dress who was punched by the officer, said the officer went too far. Caban, who was arrested along with her friend, told Channel 2 Action News:
“I felt so bad for her, for anybody to go through that. It was very obvious that the first officer had contained her.
“No one would tell us why we were arrested, no one would tell us anything. And we wind up spending over 24 hours in jail.”