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.
ESPN’s Excellence in Sports Performance Yearly (ESPY) Awards aired last night. And, as usual, ESPN chose to focus on the effeminate aspects of men in sports. ESPY Host Drake, left, and NBA players Paul George and Lance Stephenson are seen bonding onstage during The 2014 ESPYS at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Wednesday, July 16, in Los Angeles, California.
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Guess what? Another fake fight broke out during a reality TV show reunion show. And, as usual, reality TV show viewers act like this is the 1st fake fight they’ve ever seen during a reunion show.
Jackie Kennedy Onassis‘ childhood home is on the market for a modest $44 million. Hedge fund manager David Ganek just listed the 2-story apartment at 740 Park Avenue where Jackie spent her youth from ages 2 through seven.
If you happen to have an extra $44 million laying around your bank vault, there’s a few things you should know before you call your broker. No mortgages are allowed in the world’s richest building. Come with cash or don’t come at all. And by “cash,” they mean assets of $100 million liquid. You must also be approved in a vetting process by board members who won’t even show up if they’ve never heard of you. And maintenance fees in this 19-story building of 31 units exceeds $50K a month.
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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.
Willow Smith, left, and her mom Jada Pinkett Smith were spotted coming out of Metro Bike Shop in SoHo, New York on Wednesday.
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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.
Jermaine Jones is a 32-year-old German-American soccer star who plays for the U.S. National men’s soccer team. He is married and a proud father of 5 children. Jones and his wife, former Miss Germany Sarah Gerth, purchased Tori Spelling’s Los Angeles mansion four years ago. “We will live here now. We are currently looking for schools,” Gerth told Hiphollywood.com. Loyal reader Latrece M. requested Jermaine as today’s Morning Wood.
A recent survey shows secret romances costs an average of $2,664 over six months. The reason is simple: unlike your wife or your girlfriend, you have to really impress a secret lover who has other options.