The Internet is buzzing over rapper Lil Wayne’s abrupt announcement that he is banned from the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City tonight where the Thunder will take on the San Antonio Spurs in game 3 of the Western conference NBA finals.
Wayne, 29, is a fixure at NBA games, especially at the New Orleans Saints and the Miami Heat home games (Weezy is from Nola and lives in Miami).
But Wayne won’t be in attendance tonight at the OKC game.
Moments ago Wayne tweeted this:
Alicia Keys spoke at the memorial service for Hal Jackson today at the Riverside Church in New York City. Highly regarded as a black radio pioneer, Mr. Jackson passed away last Wednesday at the age of 96. Other notables in attendance included Melba Moore and Valerie Simpson who performed during the service.
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Update: After nearly 2 weeks of deliberation, a North Carolina jury reached a verdict on only one count in the John Edwards campaign-finance violations trial. Edwards was acquitted on count 3: accepting illegal campaign contributions. The judge declared a mistrial on the other 5 counts.
The jury of eight men and four women were sent back to the jury room earlier today to hammer out a decision on all of the counts against Edwards.
The jury began deliberating on May 18 after a month of testimony, which at times sounded more like a steamy soap opera than a trial on the intricacies of campaign finance rules.
Charged with six counts of violating federal campaign laws, Edwards was accused by the government of soliciting nearly $1 million from wealthy backers to finance a cover up of his illicit affair and illegitimate child while running for president in 2008.
If convicted, Edwards can face up to 30 years in prison and be fined more than $1 million, although it is unlikely he will face the most severe penalties.
Edwards reportedly collected $725,000 from wealthy heiress Rachel “Bunny” Mellon, who disguised her contributions as payments for antique furniture, according to ABC News.
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Actress Rutina Wesley attended the Premiere of HBO’s “True Blood” 5th Season at ArcLight Cinemas Cinerama Dome in Hollywood on Wednesday. She looks different somehow. I can’t put my finger on it. Is this the network’s attempt to make Rutina looks sexy and glamorous? Rutina, who plays Tara on the popular series, was shot in season 4, leaving fans to speculate that her character would be killed off.
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A massive manhunt is underway in Canada for a deranged porn actor who filmed himself cutting off another man’s head, then mailing the body parts to the offices of Canadian government officials.
It isn’t clear why Luka Rogno Magnotta, 29, mailed the body parts — a hand and a foot – to the two government officials. Police located the rest of the man’s torso and limbs in a suitcase discarded behind an apartment building where Magnotta lived.
According to London’s Daily Mail, the low-budget porn actor filmed himself hacking a man’s head off with a kitchen knife and ice pick as rock music plays in the background. He then mutilates and dismembers the naked man who is tied to a bed. The film was uploaded online under the title [title removed].
If you thought former rapper Romeo Miller was into white women, you thought wrong. According to Global Grind, the son of rap mogul —— is dating Angela Simmons (whose uncle Russell Simmons owns Global Grind). The kids were spotted eating lunch together in West Hollywood earlier this week.
11-year-old Sam Lesser learned a hard lesson when he broke open his piggy bank to buy 300 shares of Facebook stock for $10,000 last week.
In the blink of an eye, the fifth-grader lost 25% of his investment ($2,500) along with millions of other small investors who hoped to make a fast buck.
The small investors aren’t alone; 28-year-old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is losing, too — at the rate of $15 million per hour.
Facebook stock has nosedived to under $27 today from its initial price of $38 on May 18.