A casting company is under fire for creating a racist ad seeking ill-shaped dark skinned girls with hair weave for a Universal Pictures movie on the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.
Gossip tabloid TMZ.com spoke with a rep for the Sande Alessi Casting agency that created the controversial casting ad.
A Dutch passenger posted this image of Malaysia Airlines MH17 to his Facebook page before he boarded the plane.
Cor Pan, who was heading to Kuala Lumpur on vacation with his girlfriend Neeltje Tol, paused on the sky bridge to take this photo of the doomed plane. The caption reads, “If it disappears, this is what it looks like.”
As the reality of the tragedy set in, Pan’s Facebook friends expressed their grief and shared the post thousands of times.
One comment from a friend reads “Enjoy your holiday man.” Another FB user wrote “Rest in peace, cousin.”
MH17 was shot down over the Ukraine earlier today. 295 passengers and crew on board were killed.
23 Americans and 9 Brits were among the passengers on board MH17 when it was shot down.
Malaysia Airlines confirmed it lost contact with the Boeing 777 jet as it flew over the Ukraine from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur.
Reporters at the scene were encouraged to take pictures of the bodies that lay scattered in a wheat field.
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Universal Pictures is casting black girls for its film Straight Outta Compton, a biopic which documents the rise of rap supergroup N.W.A.
The casting call by Sande Allesi Casting, which reflects the target audience of the movie, grades the women by skin color and whether they wear weave and extensions. “Fine” LSLH women (light skinned with long hair) are graded A/B, while dark skinned women who wear hair weave are graded C/D. Naturally the weave wearers are outraged by the degrading implications of the casting call.
A Malaysia Airlines passenger jet carrying 280 passengers and 15 crew was shot down over the Ukraine, Fox News reports. The Boeing 777 was shot down at cruising altitude (above 30,000 feet) over the Ukraine. All 295 souls on board are dead. This is the 2nd tragedy to strike Malaysia Airlines since March, when one of its jets disappeared over the South Indian Ocean.
The MH17 Boeing 777 wide body jet was en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam when it was shot down. “The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace. More details to follow,” read a tweet from Malaysia Airlines’ Twitter account.
American planes are banned from flying over that region because of the risk of planes being shot out of the sky.
Atlanta police have arrested the SUV driver who pursued and ran over a 50-year-old cyclist on June 9 in the Morningside area. Gregory Thomas Germani, who created the popular Atlanta Time Machine website, was found wedged under a silver SUV on Flagler Avenue after being run over by a red Dodge Nitro SUV that fled the scene. Germani spent weeks at Grady hospital in intensive care before being released to a rehab facility.
Joseph Alan Lewis, 19, was arrested late Wednesday and booked into the Fulton County jail. He will appear before a magistrate judge at 11 a.m. Thursday, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.
A Crime Stoppers reward fund raised nearly $18,000. Police say a tip called into Crime Stoppers led them to Lewis’ red Dodge Nitro.
A news reporter for New Jersey 12 Network was suspended after he gave his opinion about fatherless black men and crime during a live news report.
Sean Bergin was told to stay home after he made controversial statements live on the air about national crime statistics and fatherless black men.
After news of Bergin’s suspension began circulating, a new Facebook support page quickly garnered over 1,000 ‘Likes’. Many FB users expressed frustration with the TV station for censoring Bergin who was only telling the truth.
Some Stans (stalker/fans) would do anything to meet their favorite celebrity. Then you have a select group of fans like UK’s Claire Louise Leeson who will pay anything to BE their favorite star.
Louise is proud of the fact that she paid the equivalent of an annual salary for some Americans to look like Kim Kardashian. The 25-year-old Britain said she gladly paid $30,000 on hair extensions, breast implants, spray tans and make-up to turn herself into a carbon copy of reality TV star Kim K.