According to WMC-TV in Memphis, a woman was taken in for questioning today in the continuing investigation into the Lorenzen Wright murder case.

Wright, 34, was found shot to death in a wooded area in Southeast Memphis on Wednesday (July 28). His mother reported him missing on July 22.

Around 1 p.m. today, homicide detectives arrived at the home of Herb Wright, Lorenzen's father.

Wright, who has been in a wheelchair since gunfire severed his spinal chord in 1983, came outside to greet officers. After a brief conversation, Wright let the officers into his home. The patrolman went in first, followed by the two investigators.

A few moments later, a woman's screams could be heard coming from inside the home. The tone was tearful, and blood curdling.

Within minutes, the investigators emerged. With them was a woman - a relative of Wright's, we're told - wearing a purple top and black pants. Read more...

The woman was not handcuffed when she was placed in the back of a patrol car and driven to police headquarters for questioning.

Also Friday, police examined surveillance video from businesses around a barbershop where Wright was reportedly last seen.

According to Wright's barber, he last saw Wright on Monday afternoon (July 19) when he sat in his chair for a hair cut. But a 911 call from Wright's cell phone to Germantown PD indicates he was killed in the early morning hours of Monday, while the barber shop was still closed.

Source: WLBT

More details are emerging in the mysterious death of former Atlanta Hawks player Lorenzen Wright.

According to online reports, Wright's body was found "riddled with bullets" in a wooded area in Southeast Memphis Wednesday afternoon. According to 730 Fox Sports in Memphis, the 34-year-old was shot at least a dozen times and possibly as many as 18 times.

The street near where Wright was found was often used as a shortcut to his mother's house not far from FedEx's world headquarters. His mother reported him missing on July 22.

Wright's friends questioned why police didn't do more to investigate a 911 call from Wright's cell phone in the early morning hours of July 19, when he was last seen alive. They wonder if police dropped the ball.

All week long police said they had no indication of foul play in Wright's disappearance. So when did police become aware of the 911 call with sounds of multiple gunshots in the background?

The Commercial Appeal newspaper, which first reported the call, said a dispatcher in the suburb of Germantown heard a garbled male voice say an expletive and then at least 10 gunshots. The call went dead and no one answered when the dispatcher called back, the newspaper reported.

Collierville spokesman Mark Heuberger said he couldn't comment on whether his department knew about the call. Family spokeswoman Camelle Logan, Wright's cousin, declined comment. [link]

In the hours before his death, a woman dropped Wright off at a Memphis restaurant. Later that day he turned up unannounced at his ex-wife's home where he checked on his six children. Wright had plans to drive his kids to an Atlanta suburb on July 19.

The 6-foot-11 Wright spent two years as a star center at Memphis before entering the NBA draft as a top 10 draft pick in 1996.

Like most young gifted athletes, Wright was lured into a professional basketball career by the promise of big money, expensive clothes, cars and women. In his 13 years with the NBA, Wright played for five NBA teams, including the Memphis Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

According to the AJC: "the Memphis Commercial Appeal reported his custom-built 17-room home in Eads, Tenn., was repossessed in May for $1.3 million, and that his Atlanta house was repossessed in January for $1.1 million."

Although he never lived up to the billing of a top 10 pick, Wright carved out a niche that enabled him to make over $55 million dollars over his NBA career, and he never hesitated to give back to his hometown.

During his first of three NBA stints in Atlanta, Wright, Penny Hardaway and two other Memphis-area NBA players (Todd Day and Elliot Perry) furnished $10,000 to Travis Butler, a 9-year-old boy who lived with his mother's corpse for a month out of fear he would be put in foster care if anyone found out she was dead.

"To end his career and his life like this here in some woods, that's not good," friend Stan McKinley said. "You don't do a dog like this. It's just a really sad day for the city as a whole." [link]

According to CNN, There have been "credible sightings" recently of a California woman who vanished nearly a year ago after being released from a sheriff's station, authorities said Wednesday.

Las Vegas police say Mitrice Richardson, who would be 25 now, might be alive and working in Las Vegas as a call girl. They plan to hold a news conference today to ask the public's help in locating her.

"There's been some credible sightings," Steve Whitmore, spokesman for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, told CNN. "We want to let her know if she is listening that she is not in trouble and will not be subject to arrest. We just want her to know that it is ok to contact authorities and family, and to let us know that she is alive."

An acquaintance told police he observed Richardson at a casino, and he approached her after observing her for 3 hours. He said she looked at him as if she didn't recognize him and then ran off with some woman.

Latice Sutton, Richardson's mother, told CNN she doesn't consider the sighting credible. "I don't discount that he (the acquaintance) may have seen someone who he believed was Mitrice," Sutton said, "but I don't believe he is absolutely certain it was Mitrice."

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Ever since pop icon Michael Jackson died of heart and respiratory failure last year, a number of opportunists, con artists and just plain weirdos have piled out of the woodwork laying a claim to his fortune.

According to TMZ, the latest nut job to surface is a woman named Mocienne Petit Jackson, who claims she was conceived by Michael while he was still a minor. Normally I wouldn't waste any computer pixels on this type of nonsense, but her claims were at least partially legitimized by a California judge who gave the go ahead for a DNA test to confirm the paternity!

I can see why the judge would order a DNA test: < SARCASM>doesn't Mocienne bare a striking resemblance to Michael?< /SARCASM>


In a strange twist of events, Staten Island police now say Leisa Jones, 33, may have used a straight edge razor to slit the throats of her three oldest children before setting her Port Richmond apartment ablaze early Thursday.

Police initially believed C.J. Jones, Leisa Jones' troubled 14-year-old son, slashed the throats of his two sisters - Brittany, 10, and Melony, 7 - before torching the second floor walk up and cutting his own throat.

But new evidence points to a different suspect -- the children's mother.

According to the NY Daily News, investigators are awaiting toxicology reports on 25 undigested pills found in C.J.'s stomach "to see if mom doped any of the kids to make it easier for her to slit their throats."

C.J. was kicked out of a nearby park for setting a fire on Thursday. And neighbors said they saw C.J. setting small fires in front of his apartment building in the hours before the 3 alarm blaze.

Still, investigators don't believe the teen's infatuation with fire is enough to explain the brutal mass murder, another source said.

"Cutting people's throats is usually something a psychotic grows into," the source said. "And so far no one has reported he tortured animals or other kids or his brothers and sisters - so it's a puzzle." [link]

The murder weapon was found under C.J.'s body where police originally believed he dropped it after slitting his throat. Fire fighters say C.J. was found in a back bedroom slumped over on a bed in a sort of "suicide hari kari" sitting position.

A charred "confession" note with the words "am sorry" was fused to a melted metal Butane lighter in the mother's bedroom.

Investigators have tentatively matched the handwriting on the note to samples of Leisa Jones' known penmanship. Leisa Jones' body was found "in a crawling position" in the living room not far from the bodies of her three youngest children. Police say her body was positioned as if she was trying to get away from an assailant or the fire.

Jones' 2-year-old son, Jermaine Sinclair, Jr. was the only child pulled out of the burning apartment alive. He was found near the front door where the fire had been set to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the apartment.

Jermaine later died at a hospital from smoke inhalation and third degree thermal burns. His body was so badly burned that fire fighters on the scene couldn't initially determine his gender.

"We're going to be wearing a bullseye. But that's what you play for," Wade said. "We enjoy the bullseye. Plus, there's going to be times when we lose 2-3 games in a row, and it seems like the world has crashed down. You all are going to make it seem like the World Trade [Center] is coming down again, but it's not going to be nothing but a couple basketball games." Read More...


Her name is ZaQuavia Kingsberry and she was 33-years-old when she died.

Kingsberry's mysterious death is making headlines in Atlanta, not because of how she lived but because of where she died: an upscale apartment complex in the tony Buckhead hamlet of Atlanta.

As sad as her story is, it is likely that we never would have heard of ZaQuavia Kingsberry had she been found dead in Bankhead Courts.

According to the AJC, in a story titled "Little information surrounding Buckhead apartment murder," ZaQuavia Kingsberry was found shot to death in her boyfriend's Buckhead apartment Wednesday afternoon.

She had been shot two or three times, Atlanta Police Maj. Keith Meadows said. "It was not a random act," said Carlos Campos, Atlanta police spokesman, to the media and neighbors assembled outside.

The boyfriend's name has not been released. But according to the AJC, Kingsberry was found in her boyfriend's fourth-floor apartment at the Gramercy at Buckhead Apartments, which the AJC continuously refers to as "distinctive apartment homes."

The AJC reporter paid a great a great deal of attention to Kingsberry's neighbors -- especially Caragh Stichter, 24, a young, pretty blond, who busied herself calling other neighbors in the complex to report the incidence of violent urban crime in their midst.

"Your next door neighbor was shot and killed," she said while on the phone.

“I’ve seen nothing out of the ordinary here,” Stichter told the AJC. “It’s a safe community. You say that it could never happen, but it happened three doors down from me.”

“Everyone is like, ‘We want to break our lease,’” Stichter said.

And that pretty much sums up the story in the AJC. It's not so much about ZaQuavia's tragic death as it is about the "distinctive" Buckhead apartment complex where she died -- and the upper middle class white residents who are stunned that urban violence has hit so close to home.

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The 2-year-old son of former Philadelphia football quarterback Randall Cunningham has died in a hot tub accident, according to online reports.

The 2-year-old son of former NFL quarterback Randall Cunningham died after he was found floating in a backyard hot tub Tuesday afternoon, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Christian Cunningham would have been 3 in December, according to friends of the family. Randall Cunningham, pastor of Remnant Ministries who played for the Eagles, Vikings, Ravens and Cowboys, performs baptisms in the hot tub at his home, which is near the church.

A woman at Cunningham's house was with several children when she found the boy at about 4:30 p.m., Las Vegas police Lt. Dennis Flynn said. She removed the boy from the hot tub and began performing CPR. Paramedics took the child to St. Rose Dominican Hospital, Siena campus, where he died, Flynn said. Read More...

A late-night potty training session proved fatal for a 20-month-old Chicago boy, who was beaten to death by his mom's boyfriend.

According to CBN, Darnell Thomas, 21, of Chicago, is being held without bond in the death of Jamar Harris. Police say Jamar was beaten so severely that his lungs were bruised.

Thomas was also charged with one count of misdemeanor domestic battery for beating Jamar's 3-year-old brother.

Jamar's mother, Kemelle Howell, 22, told police she left her two boys in Thomas' care on Friday while she worked an evening shift at her job. Sometime after midnight, while riding home on the train, Howell received a call from Thomas who told her Jamar fell down some stairs. Thomas told her he had "whipped" Jamar after he had wet himself.

Thomas told the boys' mother he was going to call an ambulance. Howell briefly lost phone reception, but when she spoke to Thomas by phone again, he told her that he spanked Jamar with a backscratcher and punched the boy, Conklin said.

Paramedics arrived and took both Jamar, whose heart had stopped by the time they arrived, and the 3-year-old boy to Comer Children's Hospital. At the hospital, doctors found that the older boy had a blackened right eye, numerous bruises and scratches on his body and a recent break in his left arm. The boy told them Thomas "did it to me," Conklin said.

Jamar was pronounced dead at the hospital just after 2 a.m. Saturday. He suffered bruises to his chest, abdomen and left arm, and an autopsy showed he suffered massive internal injuries, including bruised lungs, authorities said.

Thomas was arrested at the hospital and charged with first-degree murder. He told police in a videotaped statement that he was potty-training Jamar when he hit the boy "seven or eight times." Thomas told police he was not the boys' father, though he felt like their father because they called him "Daddy."

Moral of the story: ladies, stop leaving your children with men who aren't their fathers.

Source: CBN

Last night, ESPN's "30 for 30" aired one of the most anticipated documentaries in its critically acclaimed series of 30 sports-themed documentaries set to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the network.

The Tale of Two Escobars chronicled the lives and deaths of two men from Medellin, Columbia who didn't know each other, but whose lives were intertwined by violence and their passion for soccer.

Pablo Escobar was a ruthless Columbian drug lord who oversaw the multi-million dollar a day cocaine enterprise, the Medellin drug cartel. At the time of his death he was worth an estimated $9 billion. It is said that Pablo ordered the murders of 5,500 people in Bogota, Columbia -- mostly innocent bystanders, police and political figures who got in the way of his goal to control the government of Bogota.

The Medellin cartel was responsible for supplying the majority of the cocaine sold on US streets from the 1970s to the 1990s. Pablo Escobar was killed in a hail of bullets in 1993 after George Bush, the U.S. president at the time, put a hit out on him. He was the first of the two Escobars to die


The second was Andrés Escobar, who died a year later at age 27 when he had the misfortune to score a goal in his own net during the 1994 World Cup. The Columbians are fanatical supporters of the sport of futbol. Rival drug Lords who ran three of the biggest drug cartels in Columbia had bet millions in drug profits on the outcome of the 1994 match.

There are reports that individual team members of the Columbian Atlético Nacional team received death threats and the 2-year-old son of one of the players was kidnapped before the match.

So it was under this extreme pressure that the players took to the field in the Rose Bowl on June 22, to play a first round match against the United States in the 1994 world Cup.

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If you need more proof that the late Gary Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price is nothing more than a cunning, opportunistic gold digger, here it is:

According to the papers, Coleman claimed that Price moved back into their home without his consent while he was hospitalized.

He also said that Price "has shown a tendency to damage, destroy and steal my property and I believe she will continue to do so in my absence and while she is trespassing in my home."

"I believe if she is given any warning of this pending order to require her to immediately vacate the home, she will cause more damage and destroy more irreplaceable memorabilia, documents, personal papers and other such valuables," the papers continued.

The 'Diffr'ent Strokes' star was granted the restraining order on Feb. 19, 2010, but never served it to Price. Read More...

Meanwhile, Shannon is busy contesting his last will & testament that leaves her nothing. I still shake my head at the fact that she made an exhausted Gary go fix her something to eat after he got back from spending 4 hours at a dialysis clinic.

The 27-year-old son of the new Dallas Police Chief was gunned down by officers after he shot and killed one of their own.

The tragic scene unfolded around 6pm yesterday evening at the River Bend apartments in Southern Dallas county after residents called the police to report gun fire.

According to the Dallas News, David O'Neal Brown Jr., the son of Dallas Police Chief David Brown, was in an agitated state when he wandered from his apartment into the parking lot of the complex carrying a handgun and wearing just boxers and sunglasses.

Residents say Brown Jr. approached the driver's side door of a car that had just pulled into the parking lot. The driver of the vehicle was 23-year-old Jeremy Jontae McMillian, who was on his way to a Father's Day dinner with his wife and their two small children.

Apparently, without provocation, Brown fired twice into the car hitting McMillian in the head, and barely missing the other occupants of the car. McMillian was a family man with two jobs and no criminal history. It isn't clear whether he knew Brown.

After shooting McMillian, Brown stalked back and forth between his apartment and a Dodge Stratus parked in the lot. He eventually removed a shotgun from the trunk of the Stratus and climbed behind the wheel as police sirens wailed in the distance.

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According to Elliott Wilson over at RapRadar, rapper Fabolous is under investigation in connection with the death of a Brooklyn rapper:

Police are exploring a possible connection between Fabolous and the murder of 22-year-old Brooklyn rapper, G-Baby. The young upstart was shot three times in the back last March as he left club Amazura in Queens. Surveillance cameras show Fab leaving the venue moments before the shooting.

G-Baby’s mother told the NY Daily News:

“My son was going to talk to Fab in a car, and he got shot three times,” grieving mother Roxanne Brown said. “I don’t know what’s going on. I just want to know who killed my son.”

Why am I not surprised? Every time you hear about a shooting, a groupie beat down or a $200,000 car getting jacked, Faboulous' name is always somewhere in the middle of it. Soon his luck will run out.


Officer Chancy Jones was married with children when he met 31-year-old Phyllis Malone and began a torrid love affair with her.

Weeks later, officer Jones realized he had a lot to lose and nothing to gain in the relationship. So he made the decision to end the affair. That's when Malone told him she was pregnant and she needed money for the baby.

Around 6:00am on Sept. 9, 2008, just before the start of his shift, officer Jones approached Malone as she sat in her car outside a Shell gas station. The two began arguing loudly. According to Jones, in a 5 page signed statement, she threatened to tell his wife about their two-month affair if he did not give her the money.

"She became irate, cursing, threatening and blackmailing saying that she was going to tell my wife and take me to child support and I had to pay the white man at Juvenile Court," Jones said in the statement. "I talked to her and she calmed down and she wanted a hug or what not. After that, the conversation picked back up. She asked me the same question again and I told her I would think about it. Then she said 'Well, I'll just go and tell the wife' and said all I was gonna pay for. She said 'You'll pay in the long run.'...[link]

Jones, 39, pleaded with Malone to get an abortion. But she refused. "She cursed and said hell no she wasn't gonna do that," said Jones. "She was going to... come to my house. I asked her not to do it. She said 'Bye, Chancy.' That's when I pulled out a pistol and I shot her."

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According to the NY Post, murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot was paid $25,000 in a sting operation by the FBI in exchange for the location where he buried American student Natalie Holloway's body.

Holloway went missing during a senior class graduation trip to the Arubas on May 30, 2005. Van der Sloot was the prime suspect in that case from the beginning. He was arrested twice but Aruban authorities didn't have the evidence to make a charge stick.

The case was revived in April after Van der Sloot contacted a lawyer for Hollyway's family and requested $250,000 to tell them where her body was buried. The FBI sent 10-12 agents to Aruba to conduct a sting operation, according to the AP.

"He wanted to come clean, but he also wanted money," said private investigator, Bo Dietl, who was hired by the Holloway family.

John Kelly, the lawyer for Holloway's family, met with Van der Sloot in a Aruba hotel where he was videotaped accepting a $25,000 cash down payment. He was told he would receive the balance of the $250,000 when Holloway's body was found.

Van der Sloot told Kelly on tape that he pushed Holloway down and she hit her head and died. Van der Sloot said after Holloway died, he contacted his father who helped him bury the body. His father passed away of a heart attack in January of this year.

After taking the money, Van der Sloot led Kelly to a location on the island, but no body was found.

Van der sloot then traveled to Peru where he met 22-year-old Stefany Flores Ramirez at a casino. Ramirez's body was found a day later in a Peru hotel room registered to Van der Sloot. Her neck was broken and she was badly beaten. Van der Sloot allegedly confessed to killing Ramirez, but his attorney now says his confession was coerced.

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A tabloid has published graphic photos showing brain dead actor Gary Coleman with his ex-wife Shannon Price leaning over him. Coleman's head is swathed in bandages and a breathing tube from a ventilator machine is inserted in his throat.

The tabloid headline blares "IT WAS MURDER" -- which is interesting considering the tabloid allegedly paid Price $10,000 for the pictures.

Coleman suffered a serious head injury during a fall at his home shortly after leaving a dialysis clinic on May 26. He passed away two days later at a Utah hospital after being removed from life support once doctors determined his brain was no longer functioning.

Price gave doctors permission to turn off a ventilator that was breathing for Coleman and to stop IV nutrition and meds that were keeping him alive.

Price and Coleman were divorced in 2008, but Coleman had previously named her in his living will giving her the authority to make life and death decisions for him.

According to TMZ.com, the hospital staff knew Price and her family were inside the ICU taking pictures of Coleman:

A rep from Utah Valley Regional Medical Center tells us, "We were aware that Shannon and her family were inside taking pictures ... we made notes that the family was taking pictures."

Shannon's rep -- who had previously doubted the existence of the photos -- now tells us, "Shannon and her family did take pictures but they were never meant to get out."

Ever since the news broke about the existence of the pictures, Price and her rep have denied accusations that she is attempting to profit off of Coleman's death.

Photo source: CA

Chilean police have released surveillance video of murder suspect Joran Van der Sloot entering a hotel room with his alleged victim Stephany Flores Ramirez, 21, on May 30 at 5:20am.

3 hours and 20 minutes later, the security camera captures Van der Sloot leaving the room alone wearing a backpack and carrying a duffle bad that police believe contained his bloody clothing. He reportedly told the hotel clerk "don't bother my girl," and he said he would be back later.

Ramirez was found brutally beaten to death hours after the video captured her entering the hotel room with Van der Sloot. A tennis racket was recovered at the scene and is believed to be the murder weapon.

Van der Sloot was arrested after he crossed the border into Chile on Thursday (June 3). The bloody clothing was found in his possession and DNA tests are being conducted. His lawyer said the suspected serial rapist and murderer intended to turn himself in before he was captured, < *sarcasm>which probably explains his newly dyed blond hair< *sarcasm>.

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Rapper Jay Z and his wife, Burlesque singer Beyonce, attended the the Roland Garros 2010 French Open Tennis Tournament in Paris, France yesterday. I find it interesting that Jay Z can dress age appropriately, and even classy for white folks, but he shows the crack of his azz when he's around his own people.


The Jigga man looks more like Mr. Ed than a camel in this pic.


Rapper Waka Flocka posed with this 2Pac look-a-like at a music festival somewhere over the weekend. Aside from the fact that the 2Pac imitator looks ridiculous as hail, Waka looks like he needs to hit the gym fast.

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In an interview given one day after actor Gary Coleman died last week, coleman's ex-wife made the absurd statement that had she not pulled the plug, Gary would have been "like Muhammad Ali" or a vegetable like Terri Schiavo. While there is no doubt that he would have been in a vegetative state -- Muhammad Ali is not brain dead or unable to function without life support. Ali has Parkinson's disease.

In addition to being a classic malignant narcissist, Shannon is also a moron. She told the interviewer that she didn't push Gary down the stairs. And while there is no evidence that she did push him, the evidence is abundantly clear that she did nothing for him while he nearly bled to death in his kitchen.

Typical of narcissists: instead of showing consideration or concern for Gary, she repeatedly changed the topic of discussion from Gary to her own health problems more than 10 times during a 911 call.

Gary Coleman's ex-wife Shannon Price is defending her decision to pull the plug on life support because she says she didn't want Gary to be like Muhammad Ali or Terri Schiavo.

TMZ obtained an interview with Price ... shot the day after Gary died. Among other things, Price blurted out that she's heard speculation that she pushed Gary and that caused him to fall and ultimately hemorrhage. Price insists she didn't push Gary -- a weird statement, since no one had publicly accused her of that. Read more...

Aww, Blanche Deveraux was my favorite character on The Golden Girls. I'll miss her. :(

Golden Girls actress Rue McClanahan has died as result of a massive stroke early Thursday, RadarOnline.com has learned.

The actress, 76, was best known for playing the man-crazed Blanche Deveraux on the hit NBC 80s sitcom, which is still popular in reruns.

She was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 1997, a condition from which she fully recovered. McClanahan had health problems earlier this year when she suffered a minor stoke after a bypass surgery in November 2009.

In 2007, she published her memoir entitled My First Five Husbands.. And The Ones Who Got Away. In it, she candidly discussed her life and loves.

McClanahan's death leaves Betty White as the sole surviving Golden Girl: Beatrice Arthur died from cancer last year, while Estelle Getty died in 2008.

In addition to the Golden Girls, McClanahan -- a veteran Broadway performer - played Vivian Cavender Harmon on TV's Maude, and Fran Crowley on Mama's Family.

Source: RO


According to online reports, Gary Coleman was divorced from Shannon Price when she gave doctors the authority to remove him from life support on May 28th.

The 42-year-old actor had suffered a serious head injury from a fall in his kitchen two days earlier.

In a 911 call placed from his home by his ex-wife, Gary could be heard in the background asking "what's wrong?" Coleman was later diagnosed with intracranial bleeding and his condition worsened over the next 48 hours.

Price originally told the hospital that she was Coleman's wife, but court documents prove that Coleman's divorce from Price was finalized on August 12, 2008. Still, the couple continued to live together in his Utah home.

And, according to Eonline, even if Price lied about her marital status, she had the legal right to make the decision to pull the plug because Coleman had previously named her in his advanced directive (living will).

"Mr. Coleman had completed an Advanced Health Care Directive that granted Shannon Price permission to make medical decisions on his behalf if he was unable to do so," reads a statement released by Utah Valley Regional Medical Center to E! News.

"An Advanced Health Care Directive remains in effect regardless of a patient's marital status, unless modified by the patient. It is a private medical document which the hospital does not have permission to release. However, we received permission to confirm that the document was in effect at the time of Mr. Coleman's death."

No other information is available due to federal privacy statutes.

It's important to note that Price did not kill Coleman by pulling the plug -- he was already brain dead by the time he was removed from life support.

Doctors had already independently confirmed that there was no electrical activity in Coleman's brain for 24 hours before pulling the plug. Additionally, doctors were confident that if he was removed from life support, his brain function alone could not sustain life.


In a 911 call posted on TMZ.com, Gary Coleman's wife Shannon Price told a dispatcher that Coleman fell and hit his head while at his Utah home.

"He just got home, I heard his head bang... I went downstairs... there's blood everywhere," she told the dispatcher.

Listen to the call HERE.

During the 911 call, Price told the dispatcher she was too sick to drive to drive him to the hospital because she had a fever. She said that at one point Coleman was frothing at the mouth and she didn't know if he'd had a seizure.

Moments later she said Coleman was sitting and then standing. "Sit down Gary!" she can be heard yelling. "He's got blood all over the back of his head... I'm gagging. I've got blood on myself. I can't deal," she said when the dispatcher insisted that she give Coleman a towel to staunch the bleeding. "I can't do anything for him," she said.

During the call, which sounds fishy to me, Price can be heard ordering her dogs away from Coleman.

Coleman died on Friday (May 28) from an intracranial hemorrhage after falling at home. Coleman and Price were in the process of getting a divorce at the time of his death.

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Violent clashes between heavily armed supporters of an alleged drug lord/gang leader and police forces has left 60 people dead in two parishes of Kingston, Jamaica.

The capitol is under a state of emergency after rumors spread last week that the government signed an extradition request from the US for drug lord Christopher 'Dudus' Coke, 41.

Coke, who is still at large, is wanted by the US for a multitude of cocaine trafficking and gun running charges. He is alleged to be the leader of a powerful politically-affiliated gang in Kingston. It is those gang members who are risking their lives to prevent his extradition to the US.


Gang members have used tree branches, old cars and refrigerators as barricades to seal off Mr Coke’s hideout in Tivoli Gardens, where he has developed a loyal following among slum-dwellers by offering money, jobs, education and security [link].

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British screenwriter Sidney Monjack, the husband of late actress Brittany Murphy, was found dead in his home last night. He was 39.

Prescription bottles were found on his nightstand, according to TMZ.com.

There are rumors that Monjack never got over the untimely death of his wife, who passed away 5 months ago. The speculation is that he committed suicide. Romantics would say he went to be with Brittany.

Brittany's mother, Sharon Murphy, found Monjack's body last night. She was also the one who found Murphy's body last December.

Monjack suffered a heart attack in November while on board a flight. He was scheduled to undergo a coronary bypass in September, but he was told to lose weight first.

A California jury today acquitted an Atlanta man in the shooting death of rising Atlanta rapper Dolla at a LA mall one year ago Tuesday.

Jurors on Friday rejected prosecutors' contentions that the killing of Dolla, whose real name was Roderick Anthony Burton II, was a callous act of apparent revenge.

Burton and his accused shooter, Aubrey Louis Berry, had been involved in a fight at an Atlanta club less than two weeks before the shooting last May.

Berry hugged his attorney after the verdict was read while Burton's family sobbed.

Berry's attorney had contended the shooting was an act of self-defense, emphasizing that Burton glorified a violent gangster lifestyle in his rap lyrics and online videos.

Source: MSNBC

Lena Horne
The legendary actress Lena Horne passed away last night at New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center following a long illness. She was 92.

I wasn't a Lena Horne fan (she was way before my time), but what I remember most about her (actually, the only thing I remember about her) was back in 2004 when she threw a fit after hearing that Janet Jackson would play her in a made-for TV biopic based on her life.

Horne got ABC's top brass on the phone and she loudly demanded that they drop Janet, who earlier that year had exposed her breast in a near career-ending publicity stunt that she has never fully recovered from. The network initially resisted Horne's request, but Janet gracefully backed out of the plum role to spare herself any further embarrassment.

Here's what Janet (or whoever updates her Twitter page) had to say about the great lady's passing:
Janet Jackson

There's one more 'Word' after the break!

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