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Happy birthday Ghostface Killah and Doug Christie who are both 44 today.
Tony The Tiger Passes Away
Lee Marshall, the distinct and powerful voice behind our beloved friend Tony the Tiger, has passed away at the age of 64. He is the voice that says “They’re Great!” His son told the LA times that the voice over actor passed away on the 26th of April at a Santa Monica hospital after a battle with esophageal cancer. Marshall became the voice behind Tony in 1999 when he took over for the original actor, Thurl Ravenscroft. The gig became permanent in 2005 when Ravenscroft passed away. Marshall started his career in radio and also worked in news and as an announcer. He is survived by his wife, children and step children.
Rob Ford Is Loving Rehab
Rob Ford has voluntarily checked into a rehab center and according to Canadian reports he is loving it. He checked into the facility after he was taped going on a rant in a bar where he could be heard trashing his wife, mayoral candidates, the bar staff and the gay community. He spoke to the Toronto Sun saying, “Rehab is amazing. It reminds me of football camp Kind of like the Washington Redskins camp I went to as a kid. I am working out every day and I am learning about myself, my past and things like that.” When asked if he will be returning to the ballow and running for mayor he said, “I will be on the ballot for mayor in October, guaranteed, and I will do well…on Oct. 28, there will be no need to change the locks. There will be no need to clean out my office because I am coming back.”
Adrian Broner Suspended
When will these celebrities learn that there is no room for racism either on or off the court/ field/ ring? Boxer Adrien Broner has been suspended for making racially insensitive marks during a post-fight interview with Jim Gray. Broner beat Mexican Carlos during an undercard fight on Saturday before the Mayweather fight. Broner said, “Call me the Can Man because I've beaten Africans and I just beat the f*** out of a Mexican.” When he received criticism for the comment he attempted to set the record straight by saying, “I love all Mexicans.” The World Boxing Council has decided to suspend Broner until he explains his words or apologizes. The WBC issued the following statement:
Adrien Broner , former WBC lightweight champion has offended many persons of the world with his words during the interview after the fight vs Molina. The World Boxing Council holds human equality as its banner and will not accept a former WBC champion to make racially offensive statements. Since words have different meanings and can be interpreted in different ways, the WBC is issuing this open letter to Adrien Broner to either clarify what he meant with his words or to issue a public apology if those words were intended to be disrespectful and offensive. Adrien Broner is hereby suspended from participating in any WBC sanctioned Championship and will be excluded from the WBC Ratings until the time he makes a public apology satisfactorily to the public of the world. Boxing is a great sport, it is a world sport and boxers are honorable and exemplary members of the community. Fair play and human equality must always be upheld.
Shovel Girl Under Investigation
One day these kids will realize that these fight videos can land them in jail. The most recent viral “scuffle” was between two girls where one decided it was a good idea to throw a shovel at the head of her opponent. When the internet got a hold of the video it quickly went viral sprouting countless parodies and memes. The Miami County police department isn’t as amused as Instagram so they have launched an investigation. According to TMZ, the high school the girls attend has been contacted and a deputy has been assigned to the case. The shovel hurler could be facing assault and disorderly conduct charges.
Bell Hooks Calls Beyonce A Terrorist
During a feminism talk at NYC’s The New School feminist scholar Bell Hooks along with activist Janet Mock, author Marci Blackman and film maker Shola Lynch discussed topics around the idea of “Are You Still A Slave”. During this open panel, Beyonce’s recent TIME magazine cover became the subject. Hooks analyzed the cover saying, “One could deconstruct for days that…first she's looking kind of like a dear in headlights…And she's wearing the panty and bra set that some of us wore when we were 10 or 12, and I'm thinking 'isn't this interesting that she's being supposedly held up as one of the most important people in our nation, in the world? What is that cover meant to say about the Black female body?” When her co-panelists questioned her and said that Beyonce picks her own wardrobe and has a lot of influence over how she is portrayed in the media Hooks responded with, “I see a part of Beyoncé that is in fact anti-feminist — that is a terrorist, especially in terms of the impact on young girls.” Hooks see’s Beyonce’s portrayal in the media as a service to the “imperialist, white supremacist capitalist patriarch” therefore making her a slave.
Apple To Buy Beats By Dre
According to new reports Apple may be in talks looking to buy Beats Electronics, the powerhouse company behind the Beats By Dre headphones collection. No deals are final and no contracts have been signed but the number $3.2 billion has been thrown around and the acquisition would include the new Beats Music streaming service as well.
Java Pickett Smith Dismisses Critics
Earlier this week Jada and Will Smith’s parenting decisions came under fire when a picture of 13 year old Willow laying in a bed with 20 year old actor Moises Arias hit the web. Many saw the picture as inappropriate and tasteless mainly because Arias didn’t have a shirt on. Jada set the record straight on critics saying, “Heres the deal. There was nothing sexual about that picture, or that situation. You guys are projecting your trash onto it and you’re acting like covert pedophiles, and that’s not cool.”
Woman Has Abortion On Video
When 25 year old New Jersey abortion clinic worker, Emily Letts, found out she was pregnant she decided that she wanted to turn her abortion into something positive. She knew immediately upon finding out that she was going to terminate the pregnancy because of her relationship with the father and her inability to support the child. She filmed a video diary of her abortion “to show women that there is such a thing as a positive abortion story.” A month after her procedure she said that she is happy with her decision and doesn’t “feel like a bad person”. But critics see it differently. Conservative bloggers have commented: “I don't know what degree of godlessness you have to have in order to not only film the slaughter of a child but feel fondness every time you re-watch it” and “Ah. good times. Becoming irresponsibly pregnant and then having a birth-like experience of destroying a fetus–complete with pictures!”
11 Things That Mom Said That Turned Out To Be 100% True
With mother’s day approaching there is no better time for us to admit that moms are always right. Here are 11 things mom said that turned out to be more than 100% true:
1. It’s not the end of the world.
2. If you can’t say something nice…
3. Wear sunscreen.
4. Time really does heal all wounds.
5. Go outside!
6. Leave everything better than you found it.
7. Always bring a jacket.
8. Don’t take things for granted.
9. Don’t overdo your makeup.
10. Watching too much TV will damage your eyes.
11. Unconditional love.
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