During a bond hearing last week, George Zimmerman, the man charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, took the stand and claimed he was broke and indigent. The judge released him on a $150,000 bond.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara asked the state of Florida to pay his legal fees since his client could not get a job.
Now O’Mara says Zimmerman raised $200,000 in donations from the public through a website that he set up to solicit donations. The website has since been taken down.
Benjamin Crump, the attorney for Trayvon’s family, said George Zimmerman can’t be trusted, and he will ask for Zimmerman’s bond to be revoked.
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Here are more pics from Beyonce’s People magazine cover shoot. Beyonce looks stiff and plastic in the overly Photoshopped images. Beyonce is a far cry from the World’s Most Beautiful Woman in these images. In the cover story, Beyonce revealed she is filming a new movie, ‘A Star Is Born’ later this year, after she performs a three-night stand at New Jersey’s Revel Resorts (May 25th, May 26th and May 27th). She is also recording the movie’s soundtrack. Bey probably won’t get to see much of her 3 month old daughter Blue Ivy. It’s a good thing she has nannies.
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Music producer Kanye West was seen leaving Kim Kardashian’s hotel in NYC today. Poor Kanye. His head was hanging as low as his skinny jeans as he walked towards a parked limo.
Maybe he was at Kim’s hotel checking out his new digs where he will be staying as part of the cast of Keeping Up With the Kardashians?
In less than a week Kanye has become the laughing stock of Hollywood. His pals Jay and Beyonce have already informed him that Kim is not welcome in their circle. So any chance Kim (and her mom Kris Jenner) had of using the Beyonce’s for ratings just flew out the window.
After that 72-day sham of a wedding to Kris Humphries, the Huffington Post reminds us that Kim famously said she would not have another relationship in front of the cameras. Of course we know she’s a liar, but some people need more convincing.
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Songbird Mariah Carey, 42, and her entertainment mogul husband, Nick Cannon, 31, were photographed kissing while shopping today at Baby Dior in Paris, France. Nick, who has had serious medical problems recently, looks sickly. He looks like he’s on his last legs. It’s sad to watch him wither away before our very eyes. Nick and Mariah have 1-year-old twins, Monroe and Moroccan.
Rap mogul Ludacris has a hit on his hands with his new R&B group called Untitled. The Disturbing Tha Peace Records R&B Group Untitled presents their first official video for their Silk sampled single “Don’t Stop”.
Ludacris reads the blog, so let him know how you ladies feel about his new group. R&B is back!
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Remember I told you kids that Love is expressed through actions and not words? Most women have men who forget they exist when they’re not around. Or they woo their women with flowers before they tie the knot, but afterwards their wives only get flowers on Valentine’s Day.
But Rihanna’s boo thang, Melissa Forde, gets gifts year-round. Rihanna tweeted a pic of herself and her assistant Jennifer Rosales shopping for a gift for Melissa, whose Twitter handle is @mforde11. Melissa stays on RiRi’s mind even when she’s not around — and Rihanna wants her 17 million Twitter followers to know it!
Is it just me, or does Rihanna look healthier and happier since coming out of the closet? If you’re on Twitter, remember to thank @jennnrosales for keeping Rihanna safe.
Former neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman received over $200,000 in donations to his website, it was revealed Thursday. But Zimmerman failed to disclose the donations to the judge during his bond hearing.
Zimmerman’s attorney, Mark O’Mara, revealed the donations to CNN’s Anderson Cooper Thursday night. Now the judge presiding over the case has issued a gag order on O’Mara.
Zimmerman, 28, is charged with 2nd degree murder in the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Florida.
Assistant State Attorney Bernie de la Rionda also wasn’t aware of the donations until Thursday night. He asked Judge Kenneth Lester Jr. to increase Zimmerman’s $150,000 bond. But the judge has delayed his ruling, saying he does not have jurisdiction over the funds.
Judge Lester is also concerned about revealing the names of the donors. “I’m not going to make a snap decision,” Lester said.
During Zimmerman’s bond hearing, O’Mara insisted his client was broke and unable to find work due to his notoriety.
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R&B singer Brian McKnight caused quite a stir earlier this week when he released a sexually graphic track called “(Let Me Show You How Your) Pu$$y Works”. McKnight later admitted the song was a “joke” that he’d written because he was bored while laid up at home with a bum ankle.
R&B crooner Tank was not amused at McKnight’s attention-seeking antics. Just because a man makes you wet and buckles your knees with his high notes, that doesn’t make him a gentleman.
Tank, on the other hand, is always a gentleman who would never stoop to such tactics to get attention.
“That’s not how you talk you to a woman!” said Tank while promoting his upcoming album on the WGCI Morning show on Wednesday. “First of all he’s 57 years old with a mohawk… It was the old dude at the club trying to holla at the 21 year olds.”
Listen to a part of the interview below.
Emo rapper Nas dropped a sentimental track titled “Daughters” off his upcoming album, Life Is Good.
On the track, Nas wonders aloud if his promiscuous 17-year-old daughter Destiny would have turned out better if he wasn’t such a whoremonger himself. Didn’t he teach his daughter to respect herself even as he rapped about disrespecting other men’s daughters? Nas waxes poetic about lavishing cash and jewels on his kid instead of giving of his time (which is free).
“They say the coolest playas are foulest heart breakers in the world
God gets us back, he makes us have precious little girls”
And now he laments the fact that his grown daughter is posting pics of condoms on Twitter and pretty much advertising her goodies. Nas sounds like a man who’s worried about having to support a daughter and a future grandkid. She’s a chip off the old block, as old folks would say. “Daughters” was produced by No ID.
Destiny’s mother, Carmen Bryant, was outraged that Nas (who is known to be an attention whore) basically called their teenager a slut on a record. She came out swinging on Twitter.com Wednesday, saying Nas should have allowed his daughter to hear the song first.
“I think he really didn’t realize how the song would affect Destiny. He should have allowed her to hear if first,” she tweeted in one message.
Read what Carmen had to say, and listen to the track, after the break.
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In the new Quentin Tarantino film Django Unchained, actor/comedian Jamie Foxx stars as a slave-turned-bounty hunter who sets out to rescue his wife (Kerry Washington) from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner (Leonardo DiCaprio). Foxx won an Oscar for his honest portrayal of legend Ray Charles. But can we visualize Foxx as a slave-turned-bounty hunter? Kunta Kinte he isn’t.
And what would a Tarantino-directed slave movie be without a horrific rape scene like this one? There will be plenty of slave stereotypes for moviegoers to digest (a character is named “House Nigger”). Not only is Kerry raped (twice), but she is also stripped naked and horse whipped by her white slave owner. (Let the protests begin.)
I’ve never enjoyed watching a Tarantino film. His movies always ramble on incoherently and make no sense.
Django Unchained also stars Christopher Waltz as Jamie’s mentor; Samuel L Jackson, rapper RZA (Wu Tang Clan), Kurt Russell and Don Johnson (Miami Vice). The film is set for a Christmas 2012 release.
Photos: Getty Images, The Weinstein Company