"Linsanity" has faded and some semblance of normalcy has returned to Madison Square in Times Square where the NY Knicks (18-23) are coming off a 5-game losing streak.
Yesterday, the division leading Philadelphia 76ers routed the NY Knickerbockers 106-94 at the Garden. But the chants of "Fire D'Antoni" began even before the final minute ticked off the clock. In a controversial move, the Knicks embattled coach Mike D'Antoni benched his superstars, Carmelo Anthony and Amar'e Stoudemire for the entire 4th quarter in favor of his 2nd unit led by his struggling starting point guard Jeremy Lin and the problem child J.R. Smith.
The baby faced Asian-American Harvard grad was hailed as the Knicks savior when he came off the bench to spark a 7-game winning streak back in February. But even as the gullible NY media went into a feeding frenzy of biblical proportions -- cooler heads realized that Lin was simply a flash-in-the pan.
The media was looking for a ratings boost, and they hoped that non-sports fans wouldn't notice that Lin and the rejuvenated Knicks were playing against mediocre sub .500 teams.
The only worthy opponent the Knicks faced during that 7-game win streak was the Los Angeles Lakers, who had an off night because their self-centered superstar Kobe Bryant is less concerned with winning and more concerned with chasing NBA records.
Funeral home owner Carolyn Whigham says she knows who took the photo of the late singer Whitney Houston that was displayed on the cover of the National Enquirer. But, she says, it's up to Houston's family members to reveal the name, reports The Star Ledger.
The photo showed Houston wearing a purple dress and resting in an open casket. It ran under the headline “Whitney: The Last Photo!” The issues captions declared Whitney was buried in $500,000 worth of her favorite jewels. The gossip rag sold out quickly, and some say the photo may have earned the photographer a quick $500K.
Whigham, who has known the Houston family for decades, held a press conference on Thursday in Newark, NJ, to clear her name.
"I want to clear my name and my funeral home," said Whigham, who said she had received dozens of threatening emails and was also spit on following what Slaughter called “false and unsubstantiated rumors.”
“The Whigham Funeral Home is not responsible and had no role in this shameful betrayal,” said the Rev. Jethro James, pastor of Paradise Baptist Church.
Whigham was the flamboyant figure, in gold jacket and white pants, seen directing Whitney's opulent funeral in the live video feed from New Hope Baptist Church on Feb. 18.
Someone within Whitney Houston's camp sold her out to the National Enquirer. The national gossip rag displays a photo of the pop icon lying in an open coffin wearing a purple dress on the cover of this week's issue. The photo is believed to have been taken inside the Whigham Funeral Home in Newark, where her family attended a private wake last Friday.
No word on how much the magazine paid the insider for the photo.
See the photo after the break. WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT!
A racist ESPN headline has basketball fans outraged this morning. It's little consolation to sports fans that ESPN issued an apology for last night's "Chink in the Armor" Jeremy Lin headline -- what matters is that the headline went up in the first place.
Rob King, ESPN.com's editor-in-chief, tweeted a message about the slip-up.
There's no defense for the indefensible. All we can offer are our apologies, sincere though incalculably inadequate.
But sports fans want heads to roll. ESPN radio sports reporter Nubyjas Wilborn, who is no stranger to controversy himself, tweeted:
"Whomever posted it and the editor who didn't catch it sooner probably will get fired. I hope it's nobody I know."
Outraged Catholics are calling for a boycott of CBS network following rapper Nicki Minaj's bizarre Grammy Awards performance last night.
The talentless Minaj, 29, arrived at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards dressed in a red satin Versace cape with a Caucasian man dressed as the Pope on her arm. Later in the telecast, Minaj acted like a woman possessed -- performing her single "Roman's Holiday" with bizarre satanic rituals which included levitation and an exorcism onstage before a shocked Grammy audience.
"Nicki’s disturbing performance at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards was a blatant attack on the Catholic church," wrote one outraged blogger.
If the stage was set as a Jewish Holocaust, or a black slavery set or some kind of mockery of Muhammad and Islam glorifying slave owners, there would be outrage. But because its the Catholic church that Minaj is mocking, somehow it’s allowed.
Other blogs are calling for the boycott of CBS and its sponsors, saying the Grammy's are increasingly relying on shock and vulgarity to attract more viewers to the show.
The Catholic League was also not amused by Minaj's performance.
“Perhaps the most vulgar was the sexual statement that showed a scantily clad female dancer stretching backwards while an altar boy knelt between her legs in prayer,” Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League told CBS New York.
“None of this was by accident, and all of it was approved [by] The Recording Academy, which puts on the Grammys. [Whether] Minaj is possessed is surely an open question, but what is not in doubt is the irresponsibility of The Recording Academy. Never would they allow an artist to insult Judaism or Islam,” Donohue said.
Channel 2 Action News reports that Duone Clark, a Gwinnett County Sheriff's deputy, has been arrested for having sex with a male inmate in full view of other inmates.
Gwinnett sheriff's officials are trying to determine if any Gwinnett County employees also witnessed the lewd act between the deputy and the inmate, who is serving time for financial identity fraud, theft by deception and probation violations.
The inmate, whose identity is being protected, reported the sexual encounter to jail officials after the Jan. 13 incident.
"The witnesses included definitely other inmates. I'm not sure about other deputies," Gwinnett County Sheriff's Lt. Sean Smith told Channel 2's Kerry Kavanaugh.
According to Channel 2 Action News, Clark is being held without bond at the Oconee County Jail on charges of violation of oath by a public officer and sexual assault.
A loyal reader writes:
Please do not include me info but he is engaged to be married (2nd marriage) and doing this. How many of our men are on the DL? None of his close friends (one of whom is my cousin) had a clue! They are shocked
Remember the furor caused by 'Basketball Wife' Royce Reed after she tweeted a pic of her man sleeping with her son? Well, Ice T's wife, Co Co, has joined the ranks of the tasteless and the foolish by tweeting a pic of herself completely naked resting her oversized melons on top of her sleeping nephew.
Co Co's nephew is her sister Kristy Williams' son.
The 32-year-old sometime model deleted the picture after her furious Twitter.com followers complained about the vulgarity of the pic. Amid the horrific stories of sexual abuse of schoolchildren coming out of California, this is not the time for attention seeking celebs to display inappropriate photos involving children.
Coincidentally, the 2nd season of E! TV's reality show Ice-T Loves Coco premieres on Sunday, Feb. 12, at 11PM ET. Click here to watch a sneak preview.
See the obscene pic after the break. CAUTION: Not Safe For Work!!
That's what everyone is saying this morning after the BY Giants upended the hapless New England Patriots to win Super Bowl XLVI 21-17. The 53-year-old pop icon rode into the arena on a chariot worthy of the gods. She launched into a performance of her hit single "Vogue" before performing her current single "Give Me All Your Lovin'" with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.
Madonna didn't miss a step as the athletic superstar danced her heart out and threw in a couple of cartwheels onstage. But it was M.I.A.'s flip of a finger that caused most of the buzz from last night's performance. Some are comparing M.I.A's middle finger flip to Janet Jackson's intentional disrobing in 2004's Super Bowl.
That may be a bit of a stretch when you consider that M.I.A. flipped the bird so quickly that most of America missed it. Still, M.I.A.'s obscene gesture may have stolen the show from Madge. Watch the video after the break.
Some of you may recall that disgraced preacher Eddie Long stepped down from his position as spiritual leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church late last year. His stated goal was to focus on his family -- in particular, his long-suffering wife who is divorcing him.
Well, Bishop Long is back in the pulpit. And he returned in typical dramatic fashion.
New Birth brought in a controversial "Rabbi" to crown Long as King in an elaborate Jewish ceremony using 300-year-old sacred scrolls that were found discarded outside a concentration camp in Germany in the 1940s.
I wonder how the Jews feel about this?
Update I, 4:45 pm ET: according to this blog, the "Rabbi" isn't even Jewish and the 300-year-old "Jewish scrolls" are fake:
Now I can see why Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard went ballistic on his crazy baby mama and took her to court. She is very disrespectful! No man -- not even Superman -- would be happy with the idea of his seed in bed with another man.
Royce Reed had the Internet buzzing yesterday when she tweeted the above photo of her current man, Dezmon Briscoe, wide receiver for the Tampa Buccaneers, curled up in bed with her son, Braylon Howard.
Even if Royce is crazy -- Dezmon should know better than to disrespect another man like that. I'm sure Braylon has his own bed to sleep in. And even if Dezmon does occasionally curl up with the kid, he shouldn't let his girl tweet photos of him. Am I wrong?
Last night I received a phone call from a very credible source who had information pertaining to the sale of certain X-rated photos.
The photos reportedly show Sean "Diddy" Combs' baby mama, Sarah Chapman, in uncompromising positions with deceased rap legend Tupac Shakur. One of the photos shows Tupac between Sarah's legs. But this is a family-oriented blog so I won't go into more details.
As I said, my source is very credible. You may not know him by name but you've seen his work.
My source said he saw the photos and he confirmed that the woman "busting it wide open" in the pictures with Tupac was Sarah Chapman, who is the mother of Combs' first daughter, Chance.
The way he was talking, it seemed that the copyright owner of the photos wanted a lot of money for them. A lot more money than I would be willing to spend for some pictures of Sarah Chapman -- even if she was butt nekkid.
No, there isn't a sex tape (that was my first question). But apparently, the source of the photos was someone close to Puffy's camp at one time, because my source saw other photos of Sean Combs, LA Reid and Pebbles all vacationing together back in the 90s. In fact, the source has many similar photos of Puffy in his private collection.
I'm sure there's a buyer out there who is willing to fork over some serious dough to get those photos of Sarah cavorting with Tupac!
This time, a Philadelphia McDonald's restaurant is in the news after a former employee released a cell phone video showing live rats scurrying over and around hamburger buns.
According to Fox News affiliate in Philadelphia, Karrium Demaio said he frequently saw mouse droppings on bread, and was told by the restaurant manager to brush the droppings off the bread, throw out the chewed bread and serve the rest to customers.
“There hasn’t been a time when we couldn’t go in the back and see mouse droppings on the bread,” said Demaio who was fired for missing a shift.
“That wasn’t the first time. That was about the sixth or seventh time,” he said. “That’s what made me like, I got to get video of this," he said.
Demaio added: “I was going back there to get something else and I heard some rustling, so I turned around, and I look, I seen a mouse inside the bread. Not on top of the package, but inside of the package.”
The unorthodox teaching methods of teachers at a Norcross elementary school have caused a national uproar. The teachers gave 3rd grade students at Beaver Ridge Elementary a math lesson featuring slavery questions such as figuring out how many beatings a slave would get if he was whipped twice a day for 2 weeks.
Over 100 students were sent home with the math lesson, which featured about 20 questions on slavery. Some parents reacted with fury, accusing the teachers of blatant racism. But education leaders dismiss the allegations of racism.
According to the AJC, Calvine Rollins, president of the Georgia Association of Educators said "the slave math lesson created by a teacher to reinforce a lesson on Frederick Douglass may have used poor judgment, but it shouldn’t lead to the termination of those who wrote or handed it out without reviewing it."
“This is an unfortunate incident,” Rollins said. “I don’t believe the teacher wanted to expose those kids to anything offensive. Gwinnett County teachers are dedicated. They work hard and try on a daily basis to do the right thing.”
In a blockbuster confession, Kim and Khloe Kardashian's late father, Robert Kardashian confirmed to a friend that he knew Khloe was not his seed!
Khloe is not a Kardashian - yes, Robert Kardashian's ex-wife and widow have come forward in a Star magazine exclusive in which they both claim that the late attorney had his doubts about the paternity of Khloe. "Khloe is not his kid -- he told me that after we got married," Jan Ashley, 63, the woman who married Robert after Kris Jenner, revealed to Star exclusively. "He just kind of looked at me and said [it] like it was a matter of fact. He said, 'Well, you know that Khloe's not really a Kardashian, don't you?' And I said, 'OK,' and that was it."
Ellen Kardashian, 63, married Robert in 2003 just two months before his death, after dating for nearly six years -- and she has also come forward after eight years of silence to "tell the truth" about the Kardashian family. For more on this exclusive story, go to RadarOnline.com.
Update: Earlier today, Khloe lashed out at one of her father's ex-wives for alleging that she is not a Kardashian.
We feel Khloe's pain, but the evidence is overwhelming that she's not her father's seed. Not one, but two of Robert Kardashian's ex-wives say he told them Khloe was not his kid. I'm surprised that Kris Jenner hasn't worked the paternity test into a reality show.
According to TMZ.com, a North Carolina church sign was defaced by vandals over the weekend. The sign's message -- which was not authorized by the church as a message from God -- read: BEYONCE HAD HER BABY. SATAN IS ON EARTH.
The pastor at Beulah Hill Baptist Church in West End, NC tells TMZ, he discovered the vandalism yesterday after receiving numerous complaints from locals asking who this Beyonce was. The sign was removed immediately.
The pastor may or may not have authorized the message, but someone in his congregation did. The sign's lettering cannot be changed by outsiders without a key to open the display case.
Gossip website TMZ.com reports that Tiger Woods' ex-wife, Elin Nordegren is building "the same" $12 million mansion that she razed to the ground last week. But the architectural rendering of the new home shows a vastly different house from the old mansion which was one massive 9,000 sq ft structure.
The only similarities in the 2 structures are the roof line and the shape of the building. But that's where all similarities end.
The new home is one main house surrounded by smaller houses on either side of it.
A source told PEOPLE.com the old house was 90 years old, infested with termites, and didn't meet code to withstand hurricanes. Elin likely settled on the old house because it reminded her of the stately white stucco mansions back in her native Sweden.
Elin filed for divorce from Tiger Woods after his minor SUV fender bender in Dec. 2009 revealed his secret double life.
According to TMZ, who obtained the public floor plans that Elin submitted to the Palm Beach County Dept. of Planning, Zoning & Building, the new house boasts:
-- 9 bedrooms
-- 2 large living rooms
-- huge formal dining room
-- 2 kitchens
-- large pool
-- pool cabana with HUGE living room
-- 2 jacuzzis
-- detached guest house with 3 bedrooms
-- 3 guest bungalows
-- wine cellar
-- ginormous master wing with crazy big walk in closet
-- basement that runs the entire length of the house
Bishop Eddie Long's New Birth Christian Academy is closing its doors after 18 years in operation. The private school's 200 students learned about the school closing in a letter sent home to their parents and signed by Carlton Donald, the board's vice-chair.
"We have operated New Birth Christian Academy for several years with substantial deficits in hopes that the national economic climate would change, however, that change never materialized," read the letter. A few years ago the academy boasted of having one teacher for every eight students.
The school's tuition ranged from $5,253 for New Birth members to $6,198 for non-members, according to the Atlanta Journal.
The school's closing is just another step toward the dismantling of Eddie Long's church empire in Atlanta. The church has laid off staff after losing hundreds of members since Long settled a sexual coercion case filed against him by four former New Birth members who were heterosexual and gay.
Additionally, Bernice King, daughter of the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, stepped down as a church elder in May. And 10 former parishioners filed a $1 million lawsuit against Long and the church alleging they lost their life savings in an investment scam.
Long, who temporally stepped down as the church's senior pastor this month, reportedly used the school as a hunting ground for young males to satisfy his sexual appetite. In court documents, Long was accused of coercing the young men with Bible passages and plying at least two of the boys with cash, trips, gifts and cars to loosen their sexual inhibitions.
Earlier this month, the embattled preacher's long-suffering wife, Vanessa, announced she was filing for divorce.
Gabe Solis, husband of Braxton Family Values star Trina Braxton, is in hot water with his wife after a woman posted videos and screen captures of him allegedly masturbating on Twitter.com.
In an in-depth interview with WE tv, Mr. Solis admitted that he has a problem with infidelity. He also revealed that both he and Trina have been unfaithful to each other -- though he claims he has never had sexual intercourse with another woman while he's been married.
"I think people are unfaithful — I’ve always had issues before I met Trina," he said. "I never had sexual intercourse with another woman," he added. "Trina tells me to take a lie detector test and I’m like 'go ahead.' I was unfaithful, but at a certain level I always backed off, for my own sanity, the guilt. A marriage is hard work — whoever says it isn’t is lying."
WE TV: Can Trina trust you to be faithful now? GABE: I believe she can. I think I have some issues I need to work on — I’m seeing a therapist who has helped me deal with some things where marriage is concerned. I think I can be faithful to just Trina, but it’s really getting the opportunity to prove that.
Last night the Internet was buzzing with the news that troubled singer Fantasia gave birth to her first son. The baby's father, ex-T-Mobile manager Antwuan Cook, was said to be at her side during the delivery.
According to RadarOnline.com, Fantasia, 27, was admitted to Presbyterian Hospital in Charlotte, NC yesterday afternoon after she went into labor. The baby was actually due on December 29.
Cook is currently still married to his estranged wife, Paula — who claims Fantasia and Antwaun began an affair together while she and her husband were trying to patch up their marriage.
According to Radaronline.com, last November, Fantasia testified during a separation hearing between Antwaun and Paula that she had previously been pregnant by him and had an abortion.
During a surprise announcement from the pulpit on Sunday, troubled prosperity preacher Bishop Eddie Long announced he was taking time off as pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.
"I'm going to take a little time off to work with my family," Long said Sunday. "I'm still your pastor. You'll still receive my direction," he said, choosing his words carefully. "You've given me some weeks to take care of some family business."
The "family business" that Long seemed to be referring to were conflicting reports that his wife of 21 years, Vanessa G. Long, had sought to terminate their marriage.
On Thursday afternoon, Mrs. Long filed for divorce, saying her decision had been reached "after a great deal of deliberation and prayer." The divorce was announced in a press release early Friday morning. But by Friday afternoon, Eddie Long's own publicist released a statement attributed to Mrs. Long stating she was calling off the divorce.
A few hours after that statement was released, the media received word that the divorce was back on again.
24 hours after filing for divorce from embattled Atlanta preacher Bishop Eddie Long, his long-suffering wife, Vanessa Long, has asked her attorneys to withdraw her divorce petition.
Mrs. Long blames "years of attacks in the media" for her abrupt decision to file for divorce yesterday (Dec. 1).
But in a new statement released this afternoon, Mrs. Long said,
"Upon prayerful reflection, I have reconsidered and plan to withdraw my petition for divorce from my husband, Bishop Eddie L. Long," she said in an emailed statement bearing the New Birth logo. "I love my husband. I believe in him and admire his strength and courage."
Yesterday, Mrs. Long appeared to give up on her marriage to the troubled leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church:
"After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011."
The divorce filing followed a tumultuous period for the Bishop, who, earlier this year, settled a sexual misconduct suit brought by 4 former Longfellow Youth Academy students, and a fifth man who was not included in the suit.
Vanessa G. Long released a statement early Friday morning announcing her decision to terminate her marriage to Long, who is the leader of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church in Lithonia.
The statement reads as follows:
"After a great deal of deliberation and prayer, I have decided to terminate my marriage to Bishop Eddie L. Long. Accordingly, I authorized my attorneys to file for divorce on December 1, 2011.
It is my sincere hope that this matter can be resolved expeditiously, harmoniously, and fairly. I ask that you respect my privacy and that of my family, as my attorneys and I have agreed that we will not try this case in the media, and I do not intend to make any further statements concerning this matter.
I also ask that the public pray for my entire family during this difficult period of transition.
Thank you, and may God continue to bless and keep each of you." Source
The divorce proceeding follows a tumultuous year for the Bishop, who, earlier this year, settled a sexual misconduct suit brought by 4 former Longfellow Youth Academy students, and a fifth man who was not included in the suit.
An Atlanta business woman has come forward claiming she had a 13-year sexual relationship with GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain.
MyFOX Atlanta reports that "over the Thanksgiving weekend, FOX 5 senior I-Team reporter Dale Russell sat down with Ginger White, who had an amazing story to tell."
"It was pretty simple," White said. "It wasn't complicated. I was aware that he was married. And I was also aware I was involved in a very inappropriate situation, relationship."
Even before White's story was known to the public, Mr. Cain went on CNN today and announced there would be another claim of infidelity made against him. He went on record denying the most recent allegations that had not been made yet.
Here's an excerpt of a statement released by Mr. Cain's Atlanta attorney Lin Wood today. The statement all but concedes that Mr. Cain was involved in a sexual relationship with Ms. White.
I have highlighted the key words in bold for emphasis.
This is not an accusation of harassment in the workplace – this is not an accusation of an assault - which are subject matters of legitimate inquiry to a political candidate. Rather, this appears to be an accusation of private, alleged consensual conduct between adults - a subject matter which is not a proper subject of inquiry by the media or the public. No individual, whether a private citizen, a candidate for public office or a public official, should be questioned about his or her private sexual life. The public's right to know and the media's right to report has boundaries and most certainly those boundaries end outside of one's bedroom door.
Such a shame. I really had hopes that he would be a contender for U.S. President Barack Obama.
Rev Run's son JoJo Simmons found out the hard way not to DM females on social networking websites without checking out their stats first or at least asking his boys who already ran up in her to verify her equipment.
A tranny sent a video to Worldstar Hip Hop claiming JoJo was open to a down low relationship. The tranny said JoJo knew it wasn't a biological female, and to prove it she gave out JoJo's personal cell phone number and provided private text messages.
JoJo, who probably can't afford a publicist, immediately took to his Twitter page to dispute the allegations and to defend his manhood, which is currently in jeopardy.
We believe him because no industry man could be that stupid.
What? Would you rather have U.S. President Barack Obama bending over or kissing world leaders when greeting them?
You've already seen the furor it causes whenever he bows down. So the bowing is out. But there's nothing wrong with a little peck on the lips -- as long as his lips are closed.
Actually, the above images of Obama kissing Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, and Chinese President Hu Jintaoare, are part of Benetton's newest controversial ad campaign, according to the Washington Post:
"It means not hating," Alessandro Benetton, deputy chairman of Benetton Group and son of the founder of the family company told the Wall Street Journal. "In a moment of darkness, with the financial crisis, what's going on in North African countries, in Athens, this is an attitude we can all embrace that can have positive energy."
Skepticism abounds, though — the company’s sales have been dragging, and some are speculating that the ad campaign might just be a way of jolting consumers into remembering the Benetton name. The campaign is the first part of a three-step plan to revive the Benetton brand. According to the WSJ, the brand is also rethinking its clothing lines.
In an exclusive interview with NBC news, former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky admitted he acted inappropriately by showering with young boys. However he denied allegations that he was a child molester.
Sandusky talked to Bob Costas, and admitted ... "I have horsed around with kids. I have showered after workouts. I have hugged them and I have touched their legs without intent of sexual contact."
During the interview, which airs tonight on NBC's "Rock Center" ... Sandusky claims he is innocent ... and concedes, "I shouldn't have showered with those kids." Source
Sandusky was arrested last week after a Pennsylvania Grand jury indicted him on 40 charges of sexual child abuse. But a sympathetic judge freed him without bail.
And despite the serious charges against Sandusky, the judge allowed the pedophile to leave the state and he refused the prosecuting attorney's request for Sandusky to wear an ankle bracelet.
Yesterday we asked what would become of Penn State receivers coach Mike McQueary who, in 2002, stumbled upon 57-year-old former Penn State coach Jerry Sandusky raping a 10-year-old boy in the team shower.
McQueary, who was 28 at the time, immediately fled the area. But instead of calling the cops, he called his daddy. They didn't notify coach Joe Paterno about the incident until the next day.
McQueary, whose father was good friends with Paterno, was named receivers coach for Penn State a short time later -- presumably in return for his silence.
On Wednesday, Joe Paterno, 84, was fired for ignoring his moral obligation to the child, and for assisting in covering up the heinous crime for 9 years.
But McQueary was allowed to keep his job even though he did nothing to stop the attack on the little boy.
Yesterday, Penn State announced McQueary will not be on the sidelines when Penn State takes on Nebraska in its final game on Saturday. School officials cited threats made against McQueary's life as the reason.
According to TMZ, the university released a statement reading:
"Due to multiple threats made against assistant coach Mike McQueary, the university has decided it would be in the best interest of all for assistant coach McQueary not to be in attendance at Saturday's Nebraska game."
But the threats weren't made by angry parents, they were made by the same unruly students who trashed the school hours after Paterno's firing was announced.
Twitter.com's biggest egomaniac Ashton Kutcher wrote a post on his blog today declaring his intentions to turn his Twitter account over to his management team.
The move comes less than 12 hours after Kutcher came under fire from his 8 million followers for his tweet slamming Penn State's board of trustees for firing legendary football coach Joe Paterno.
Kutchers' followers erupted with angry tweets criticizing Kutcher for his insensitivity toward child sex abuse. 30 minutes later Kutcher deleted the tweet, and then claimed he wasn't aware of the sex scandal involving one of Paterno's former coaches.
Kutcher admitted he wrote the tweet impulsively without bothering to research why Paterno was fired.
"Up until today I have posted virtually every one of my tweets on my own, but clearly the platform has become [too] big to be managed by a single individual," Kutcher wrote on his blog.
He added: "While I will continue to express myself through @Aplusk I'm going to turn the management of the feed over to my team at Katalyst Media to ensure the quality of it's content."
Translation: he's an impulsive narcissist who can't stay away from his source of supply, but he also doesn't want to lose his cushy 'Two And A Half Men' gig on CBS. So he will ask his management team to babysit his tweets for him rather than delete his Twitter, which he can't live without.
Days after a smoldering child sex scandal exploded onto the front pages of the nation's newspapers, Penn State's legendary football coach Joe Paterno, 84, announced he would retire at the end of the season.
But that wasn't soon enough for outraged parents who believe Paterno turned a blind eye to a culture of rampant child sex abuse that was covered up by university officials for years.
Yesterday, Paterno and Penn State president Graham Spanier were fired in phone calls by the board of trustees.
Paterno's firing touched off riots on the campus, with angry students overturning a TV satellite truck.
"Right now, I'm not the football coach. And I've got to get used to that. After 61 years, I've got to get used to it," said 84-year-old Paterno, speaking to hundreds of weeping students outside his home in the shadow of the storied university.
The only remaining question is what will become of Mike McQueary, the former quarterback for the Penn State Nittany Lions, and now the recruiting coordinator and receivers coach for Penn State. (He is pictured at right with Paterno.)
On March 1, 2002, McQueary, then a 28-year-old graduate assistant for Joe Paterno, walked into the team showers and witnessed a horrific scene that would shake Penn State to its core nine years later.