Lonnie Johnson, the man who created the Super Soaker water gun, was awarded $73 million in unpaid royalties from giant toy maker Hasbro.
Johnson, who founded the Atlanta-based company behind the Super Soaker, filed a lawsuit against Hasbro for underpaid royalties in the sales of the wildly popular water gun, according to the AJC.com.
Over the weekend, I heard from an insider who told me Real Housewives of Atlanta alumni Nene Leakes is broke again after spending money like water all over town. According to the source, Nene spent over $200K on pricey Rolex watches and diamond jewelry for herself and her on-again, off-again husband, Greg Leakes. She also went on a shopping spree in Atlanta, buying expensive trinkets for herself to wear on the show.
But when it comes to paying her taxes, Nene comes up short.
According to Hip Hop Daily Press, Nene owes $25,000 in back taxes for property she owned in Sacramento, Calif. No wonder Nene begged for her old job back on Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Hip hop superstar couple Jay Z and Beyonce recently purchased the old Regal Theatre on 79th street in Chicago, IL for a mere $250,000, EBONY reports.
The old theater was closed for a year while undergoing renovations. Jay Z and Beyonce purchased the building after it was restored with city TIFF funds. The couple reportedly plan to bring entertainment back to the 2,500 seat theater.
Beyonce reportedly purchased the theater partly because she attended a party there to celebrate Barack Obama’s presidential nomination acceptance speech in August 2008.
A Bay Area diner who was given the wrong credit card was arrested after she went on a shopping spree with the card.
Police say Jheline Demesa, 22, of Leandro, dined at at Ray’s Crab Shack at 5989 Mowry Ave., where the waitress mistakenly handed her a credit card belonging to a diner at an adjacent table. Instead of returning the card to the waitress, Demesa paid for her meal and immediately went shopping at a mall across the street from the restaurant.
It’s only been a couple of months since the SCOTUS overturned DOMA and Prop 8 in California — and now the gays are complaining that divorce is too expensive.
Gay people have a sense of entitlement that they should have everything heterosexuals have, but they don’t want to pay the price.
Margaret Wenig, an author and rabbi in New York City, married her partner in 2008. Now the couple want a divorce that they can’t afford.
Tawana Brawley was a fast 15-year-old being raised by a single mother when she became the center of a civil rights firestorm in 1987. Brawley, of Wappingers Falls, New York, accused six white men — including police officers — of raping her.
Brawley, who had been staying with a boyfriend for four days, claimed the white men smeared her with feces and wrote racial slurs on her body before leaving her partially naked in a dumpster. In 1988, a NY grand jury released its report calling Brawley a liar.
Eat your heart out Kim Kardashian. Reality TV star and entrepreneur La La Anthony just signed a huge endorsement deal with Caress Body Wash as their FABULISTA spokesperson for their newest fragrance “Tempting Whisper”! La La brings her growing reputation as a style expert and fashion consultant to the brand.