Mirlande Wilson must be the unluckiest woman in Maryland.

Imagine winning part of a $640 million lottery and telling your work lottery pool that you refuse to share the winnings with them because you bought the ticket on your own — only to end up losing the ticket.

Wilson, a McDonald’s worker who claimed to be one of three winners of last week’s historic Mega Millions jackpot, now says she can’t find the winning ticket.

She told the New York Post: “I have no idea where it is. I’m not sure I have it. I’m still looking for it. I haven’t even looked in my uniform pants yet.”

Click here to read more

Former Atlanta Falcons coach Bobby Petrino held a press conference on Tuesday to talk about Sunday’s motorcycle crash that landed him in a hospital with broken ribs and neck injuries.

According to ESPN, the Arkansas Razorbacks football coach, “who is married with four children, didn’t mention he had a passenger during a news conference on Tuesday, two days after Sunday’s accident, and a school statement that day quoted Petrino’s family as saying “no other individuals” were involved.”

Petrino also didn’t tell his athletic director that his passenger was a woman half his age, or that she worked for the university.

Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long announced the decision to put Petrino on leave at a late-night news conference. He said he didn’t know about Petrino’s passenger — 25-year-old football program employee Jessica Dorrell — until the 51-year-old Petrino called him Thursday afternoon, minutes before a police report was released that disclosed her presence at the accident.

Petrino told Long that he had spent Sunday with his wife, Becky, at a lake and was going for an evening ride when he lost control of his motorcycle.

“When I came out of the ditch, there was a lady there that had flagged down a car,” Petrino said. He didn’t mention that “the lady” had been riding with him on his motorcycle when he crashed.

Click here to read more

If there’s anything you ever wanted to know about singer Alicia Keys, make sure you pick up the April/May 2012 issue of VIBE magazine on newsstands April 16.

One thing that you probably didn’t know is that Alicia believes in omens or signs. It was one such sign that convinced her that lothario music producer Kasseem Dean, aka Swizz Beatz, was the man she would one day wed. It didn’t matter to Alicia that Kasseem was already involved with another woman at the time.

“It was the craziest thing,” says Dean, leaning forward in his chair. “We had a work lunch with some people, and I get home and look in the back pocket—”

“My credit card was in his pocket,” Keys ?nishes the story, eyes wide. “Why was my credit card in his pocket?”
One explanation might be that he’d grabbed it by accident when they split the check, but that would be too prosaic. They saw the credit card debacle as a sign, the ?rst of many. Well, second, if you count the time, 14 years ago, when they ?rst met and Dean tried unsuccessfully to get her number from his friend. “It wasn’t our time yet,” he says with a smile.

MORE EXCERPTS

I knew from the first time I saw special prosecutor Angela Corey’s smug expression on Nancy Grace that Trayvon Martin would not get justice.

She told Nancy, with calm indignation, that she didn’t need a grand jury to tell her to press charges against George Zimmerman for taking Trayvon’s life.

According to Orlando Local 6 news, the city of Sanford is quietly preparing for the worst in advance of the special prosecutor’s decision not to charge Zimmerman.

Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett said on Thursday he was calling in the National Guard to forcibly suppress any uprisings if necessary.

Officials said extra police officers and fire department officials are on standby. Neighboring agencies have also been asked to assist, if needed.

“You always prepare for the worst and hope for the best,” Triplett said. “We’re planning for the ‘what-if’ case scenario, and that would be to make sure that all of our citizens get the protection they pay their taxes for.” Source

Click here to read more

Mark Wahlberg, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, and Anthony Mackie (“She Hate Me”) are currently shooting the Michael Bay film ‘Pain & Gain’ in Miami, Florida. This ought to be a movie that the muscle heads in your life will love. Pain and Gain is based on a true story about a pair of bodybuilders who get caught up in an extortion ring and a kidnapping scheme that goes terribly wrong. Pain and Gain, which also stars veteran actor Ed Harris, is scheduled for a Summer 2013 release.

Photos: INFphoto.com

Besties Kim Kardashian and Kanye West were seen shopping at “FAO Schwarz” in New York City today, while the paparazzi fought for position outside. Needless to say, Kim and Kanye are enjoying the attention as they had a private time to play on big Piano Mat in a store. :yawn:
Photo: PPNY / GSNY / Splash News

Click here to read more

Many believe the special prosecutor assigned to the Trayvon Martin case is dragging her feet. Miami teenager Trayvon Martin has been dead for 39 days, and still his murderer hasn’t been brought to justice.

In a recent interview, rapper Young Jeezy promised a long, hot Summer of civil unrest across the country if charges aren’t brought soon.

Citing his young son as the inspiration for a new rap song about Trayvon — Jeezy said, “I feel like, you know, no justice, no peace, man.”

“For real… if you commit a crime you should be held liable for that crime until the court of law prove you innocent or guilty.”

He added:

“I think… just to ease everybody’s mind, and everybody’s tension, he should at least be charged. Now, if he beats the charges that’s a whole ‘nother situation. But what you don’t wanna do is sit here and play these games. And go back and forth about who’s in the right, who’s in the wrong. He’s a child and you’re an adult…

In what may be a subtle message to his homie in the White House — President Obama — Jeezy said: “If they handle this wrong, from the prisons to the streets the people are gonna erupt!”

Watch the video after the break.

Click here to read more

Not for one minute do I believe that Kanye West and Kim Kardashian are really dating. But the rumor does make for interesting blog fodder.

According to TMZ, Kim and Kanye were seen leaving a movie theater together in NYC yesterday. I guess that amounts to a romance in the celebrity world. But in the real world, their “date” is a mere publicity stunt contrived by two narcissists to grab headlines.

Coincidentally, their “date” occurred on the same day (at the very hour) that Kanye dropped a new, disjointed, uptempo tune called “Theraflu” — in which he proclaims his “love” for the self-obsessed reality star.

    And I’ll admit I fell in love with Kim
    ’Round the same time she fell in love with him.
    Well that’s cool, baby girl, do your thing,
    Lucky I ain’t had Jay drop him from the team.
[audio:Kanye-West_Theraflu.mp3]

Click here to read more