Rapper Kodak Black is on his way back to jail after violating his house arrest probation. Black has been in the news lately for all the wrong reasons, an adult tape and after being accused of being a homosexual, to name a few.
Black, 19, who was born Dieuson Octave, recently proclaimed himself the best rapper alive. In 2015, he was arrested in Pompano Beach and charged with robbery and false imprisonment of a child.
Now, to add to the continued controversy, Kodak Black is going to jail. The “There He Go” rapper has been booked and charged with violating his house arrest probation. There is an available copy of his mugshot circulating online. Obviously, this isn’t the first time Black (born Dieuson Octave) has spent time behind bars. According to HNHH, he was arrested in Pompano Beach in 2015 and charged with robbery, possession of cannabis, and false imprisonment of a child. Continue reading
Animated White House counselor to President Donald Trump, Kellyanne Conway, was caught on camera showing just how limber a 50-year-old woman can be. In the now viral snap, Conway is depicted sitting or kneeling with her legs under her on a Oval Office couch.
The photo, which was taken by pool photographer, Brendan Smialowski, shows Conway seated on a couch surrounded by Reince Priebus and representatives of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
The photo was shared on social media with a number of people stating that Conway’s posture is disrespectful not only to those around her but also to the executive mansion. Social media has been mainly partisan about the photograph, with conservatives likening it to President Barack Obama deciding not to wear a jacket in meetings after he took office in 2009, reports the Washington Post. Continue reading
Meet Brian Cullinan, the man identified as being responsible for mishandling Warren Beatty‘s Best Picture envelope at Sunday night’s Oscar ceremony. Beatty, a former Oscar winner, announced the wrong winner of the coveted trophy after Cullinan gave him the incorrect envelope.
Cullinan, 57, is the father of three who has been identified as the person responsible for handing Beatty the wrong envelope. He has been employed as an accountant with PricewaterhouseCoopers for 32 years. It is his fourth Oscar ceremony.
The unlucky accountant was stationed at the stage right entrance used by Beatty and his Bonnie & Clyde co-star Faye Dunaway when they walked out to present the award for Best Picture at the ceremony. Instead of handing them that envelope however, Cullinan gave Beatty a duplicate envelope he was holding for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the award that had just been presented to Emma Stone of La La Land. Continue reading
You may have received several notifications on your phone last night informing you that “La La Land” had taken the trophy for Oscars‘ coveted Best Picture award. And, if you stopped checking your phone for the night you may have awoke this morning thinking the aforementioned was still the status quo. Hollywood, I think we have a problem.
As most of us know now, Academy Awards Best Picture presenters, Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty, incorrectly announced the winner for 2017 Best Picture as La La Land, when it was in fact “Moonlight.” But now folks on social media are asking how such a confusing and curious mix-up even happened in the first place? And more to the point, was #envelopegate just engineered for ratings or was it a lame attempt to steal Moonlight’s thunder? Sit back, relax and put on your tinfoil hat because scandal and conspiracy theories are abound.
According to Marc Snetiker of Entertainment Weekly Emma Stone said she had her Best Actress card on her person the entire time. “I also was holding my Best Actress in a leading role card that entire time, so whatever story… I don’t meant [sic] to start stuff, but whatever story that was, I had that card,” she reportedly said backstage after the Oscars. An explanation from The Academy could also explain some things. Continue reading
Prolific actor, Bill Paxton, who starred in many Hollywood blockbusters, including, “Aliens,” “Titanic,” “Apollo 13” and “Twister,” to name a few, has passed away. He was 61.
A spokesperson for the family announced the sad news in a statement Sunday morning.
“It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” the statement said. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker.” Continue reading
Tom Perez is the new chairman of the DNC after being elected at the organization’s winter meeting February 25. Departing chairman, Donna Brazile presided over the election and its problematic voting “clickers.”
Perez, 55, received 235 votes in the second round of voting from members of the Democratic National Committee. He edged out Keith Ellison’s 200 votes. With 435 members voting, the threshold for victory in the second round was 218 votes.
The threshold for winning the first vote was 214.5 votes, and Perez was just one vote shy of achieving that exact mark in the first round. He garnered 213.5 votes to Ellison’s 200, resulting in a second ballot.
Perez confirmed he plans to appoint Ellison the deputy chair of the DNC.
Perez previously served as the United States Secretary of Labor (2013-2017) under President Barack Obama. Continue reading
Former NAACP Leader Rachel Dolezal, the white woman who in June 2015 was outed after it was revealed that she was pretending to be black, is today living off food stamps with her family and on the brink of homelessness, reports the nydailynews.
Dolezal, 39, says she still believes she did nothing wrong, two years after going viral on social media when her parents, Larry and Ruthanne, stepped forward to say their daughter was not black. “I’m not going to stoop and apologize and grovel and feel bad about it,” she recently told reporters. “I would just be going back to when I was little, and had to be what everybody else told me I should be — to make them happy.”
The story made international headlines and Dolezal eventually admitted she was “biologically born white to white parents” and compared herself to Caitlyn Jenner, claiming race is “not coded in your DNA.” Dolezal lost her job as an adjunct instructor at Eastern Washington university because of the ordeal, and she hasn’t been able to get work since. Continue reading
Ryan Alexander Duke has been charged with murder stemming from the 2005 disappearance of Georgia teacher and beauty queen Tara Grinstead, reports heavy.
11 years after she went missing, Duke, 33, has been arrested and charged with Grinstead’s murder, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation confirmed in a press conference.
In 2011, investigators continued to pursue leads and the chief investigator from the GBI said that “this case has never gone cold.” He said that leads would come in on a weekly basis. The GBI had investigated the case extensively and gained new leads recently when someone came forward with new information. Continue reading
Daryl Easton has been identified as the magician found dead of an apparent suicide in the closet of the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Easton, 61, was found dead at the ritzy private club located in Los Angeles after he failed to take the stage for his performance. He was discovered with a plastic bag over his head wearing only his underwear.
The 61-year-old was known for his card tricks and was set to perform at Hollywood’s famed club, where he was a regular visitor, around the time his body was found. He was called the Magician’s Magician among his industry colleagues and legendary for inventing card tricks called the Hot Shot Cut and the Ultimate Ambition, NY Daily News reported. Continue reading