The White House plans to ban visitor photos with President Barack Obama, thanks to Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. Obama invited Ortiz and his Red Sox teammates to the White House last week to celebrate their World Series win.
Obama obliged Ortiz’s request to pose for a ‘Selfie’ taken with Ortiz’s self phone. Such selfies are normally uploaded to social media websites including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
But Ortiz’s photo op with the president was actually part of a pre-arranged deal between Ortiz and Samsung to promote the cell phone company’s phones.
Police are working to identify the body of a woman that was pulled from a lake in northern Indiana, NBC affiliate Woodtv.com reports.
A fisherman spotted the body floating on Lake Charles around 7:10 a.m. Sunday. He called police and reported “something suspicious” floating in the water.
The Indiana State police SCUBA team and Porter Fire and Rescue responded to the scene and pulled the body out of the water. The body was described as that of a female dressed in dark clothing, according to a press release.
35-year-old “Child of God” actor James Franco made headlines yesterday for trying to pick up an 18-year-old girl on Instagram. Scottish tourist Lucy Clode met the star while he signed autographs outside a theater. Franco contacted her on Instagram when she tagged him in a photo of herself posing near the actor. Clode later posted screen caps of Franco’s urgent IG messages on Imgur.com after the actor contacted her on IG and invited her to his hotel room for an intimate rendezvous.
Rapper The Game stands accused of beating the brakes off his baby mama, school teacher Tiffney Cambridge. The Game and Tiffney star in a reality TV show titled Marrying The Game. Is it just a coincidence that these incidents always seem to occur before a reality show is set to return for a new season? I’m not buying this one.
A loyal reader writes:
To whoever decided to title the column “Body Identified as Missing Stripper”, if you could please show some respect to woman who was found dead and change it to her name, it’d be wonderful. Respect for the dead should not be undermined because she was a stripper. The title of this column is extremely disrespectful to her and her family suffering the loss of a mother and daughter. I’m positive there is more we should remember her for aside from being a stripper.
Rap tycoon Sean Combs, aka Puff Daddy, was locked in a bitter bidding war with ex-girlfriend, Jennifer Lopez, for the rights to acquire Fuse TV.
Puff, who hates to lose, was outbid by J-Lo and the NuvoTV network — the media outfit that ponied up the cash for the purchase. Puff Daddy badly needed Fuse TV’s viewership to boost the ratings of his own Revolt TV. Fuse TV is seen in 74 million homes while Revolt TV is only in 22 million homes.
Trick Daddy, the rapper who discovered bisexual rapper Trina, was arrested on drug and weapon charges after police conducted a search of his Miramar, Florida home. The hip-hop star and convicted felon, whose real name is Maurice Young, was charged with illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition, possession of cocaine, and driving with a suspended license. Because of his string of prior felony convictions, the 40-year-old isn’t allowed to possess guns. Trick was booked into Broward County Jail on Thursday (April 3) and and later bonded out. According to the arrest report, drug squad officers had the rapper’s home under surveillance that morning and approached him as he attempted to leave in a vehicle. Officers searched the residence where they uncovered illegal substances.
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Troubled singer Robyn “Rihanna” Fenty was spotted out and about in California on Thursday with the man most responsible for her relationship problems — her father.