Courtroom outbursts by criminals and other defendants are not unusual these days. But Monday’s outburst in a Cedar Rapids, Iowa courtroom was subdued compared to others.
Murder suspect Jerome Power concluded that he wasn’t represented adequately by his attorney after the jury left to deliberate his verdict on Monday. “You sold me out!” exclaimed Mr. Power as he gently poured a cup of water over the head of his attorney, Steve Addington.
R&B singer Kelly Rowland is in high demand for album features and music video appearances since Beyonce fell off. That’s probably why Beyonce spends her days posting random photos of herself online. This video is the first single off Big Boi’s Vicious Lies & Dangerous Rumors album. By the way, rumor has it that Big Boi and his Outkast partner Andre 3000 have fallen out.
Rihanna’s disastrous #777 Tour is over and the 24-year-old singer is once again alone with her thoughts and her hard liquor. The Bajan singer tweeted this photo of herself on her “big ole jet” earlier today. In another tweet she wrote: #777 Tour is a wrap! Thanks to everyone who was a part of this. It was an incredible experience for my fans and I!
It’s interesting to note that Rihanna, at least subconsciously, admits that it wasn’t an incredible experience for the journos and bloggers.
R&B singer Mary J. Blige struggled to stay awake during the Los Angeles Lakers vs Brooklyn Nets game in the Staples Center in LA Tuesday. The 41-year-old “My Life” singer was spotted yawning and nodding off while sitting at court side. The Lakers defeated the Brooklyn Nets by the final score of 95-90 in their first game under a new head coach. Mike D’Antoni was hired to replace departing coach Mike Brown who was unceremoniously fired after the Lakers started the 2012-13 season with a dismal 1-4 record. Photo: London Entertainment / Splash News
Today’s Morning Wood is just in time for Thanksgiving. Ladies feast your eyes on Kenyan hunk Jared Okeyo! Loyal reader Shevicia writes:
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Rihanna Air survivors are still voicing their displeasure at the third world conditions they were subjected to on board the so-called 777 plane. About 250 journalists, bloggers and fans were invited to join singer Rihanna on her 7-day, 7-country, 7-concert world tour to promote her new album.
But conditions on board the air bus quickly descended into chaos and anarchy when Rihanna’s guests discovered that the only time they would ever see the singer was onstage nightly.
Also of immediate concern to the media was their general discomfort on board the plane. While Rihanna and her friends relaxed in the lap of luxury in 1st class — her media guests were herded together like cattle back in coach.
Former boxing champion Héctor “Macho” Camacho was shot multiple times in Puerto Rico Tuesday night.
Multiple news agencies are reporting that Camacho, 50, was shot in the face and neck as he sat in the passenger seat of a Ford Mustang in the Bayamon region, southwest of the capital of San Juan. The driver of the Ford was killed in the drive by shooting.
Camacho was transported to San Juan Medical Center, where he is listed in critical condition. Doctors said the bullets did not enter his brain, but he is not expected to live. Earlier tonight, a rumor circulated online that Camacho had died from his injuries.
Rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris released the movie poster style artwork for his new album Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head. The album is available in stores and online Tuesday, December 18th!
T.I. is currently on a 3-city, 3-party tour today. He’s in Memphis right now, later today he will jet to Miami for a private dinner, then he will fly back to Atlanta tonight for a party at Opera nightclub.
Stay tuned for more details! Check out the official tracklist after the break.
Rihanna finally emerged from first class to mingle and answer questions today, after 150 journalists, bloggers and fans voiced their complaints about not meeting Rihanna during her 777 Tour.
Rihanna’s record label, Def Jam, invited the journalists and bloggers to accompany Rihanna on a 7-day, 7-city whirlwind tour to promote her new album. But the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity turned into a nightmare as bloggers and journalists on board the so-called “777 plane” complained bitterly about not being allowed to shower, use the toilet or sleep in days.
The DeKalb teenager who stabbed her 2-year-old stepsister 7 times will be tried as an adult, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.
DeKalb police have charged the 13-year-old girl with the murder of her 2-year-old half sister, Sasha Ray.
“The girl had multiple stab wounds,” said DeKalb County police spokeswoman Mekka Parrish, who told reporters the teen would be charged as an adult. “The 13-year-old was angry about something,” Parrish said.
The man behind the voice of iconic Sesame Street puppet Elmo has resigned amid shocking allegations of underage gay sex, The Huffington Post reports. Despite coughing up $125,000 in hush money to the man who accused him of underage sex, Kevin Clash could not overcome the troubling gay sexual innuendoes surrounding Elmo.
Mr. Clash, 52, took a leave of absence from Sesame Street after sometime model Sheldon Stephens, now 23, accused Clash of seducing him when he was only 16.
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R&B Diva Monica Brown tweeted this photo of herself posing with rapper Future, who is rumored to be dating singer Ciara. We doubt Ciara and Future are dating because Future already has a girlfriend. Not that a prior commitment has ever stopped rappers from availing themselves of free nookie.
LRG, which built their urban streetwear brand on the backs of rappers, features Gucci Mane in a Thanksgiving-themed Day in the Life photo shoot in Atlanta. Titled High End Low Lifes, the LRG style team dresses Gucci Mane in their best holiday threads as he hangs out at his opulent mansion with his skateboard crew and munches on 45 cheeseburgers. An accompanying video takes you behind the scenes of the photo shoot. See more pics here.