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
First the Secret Service brings prostitutes back to their hotel in Colombia, and now Fox News has invited Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan to the White House Correspondents dinner. This may be President Obama’s correspondence dinner if he loses the election to Mitt Romney. What a way for him to leave office. The correspondence dinner is traditionally attended by journalists and their invitees — usually media big wigs and their families.
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Earlier today, Brandy released the first single off her upcoming RCA album, Two Eleven, titled “Put It Down” featuring Chris Brown. The track, which was produced by Bangladesh, is quite possibly the worst record Brandy has ever recorded. If you think I’m hating, listen below and judge for yourselves.
Do you smell What The Rock Is cooking? Calm down. Actor, wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson isn’t really barbecuing a severed human hand, he’s just filming a scene for his new movie Pain and Gain, on location in Miami, Florida Wednesday.
Photo by: Brock Miller/Splash News
Reality TV personality Lala Anthony was spotted strolling through midtown in a curve fitting white dress and 6-inch Christian Louboutin pumps. Too bad she doesn’t have any curves for the dress to fit.
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