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Police and Jay Z Drops Master Extortion Case
Jay Z and the police department working the case have dropped the extortion charges against Jigga’s former producer Chauncey Mahan who attempted to sell some old recordings back to Live Nation. Mahan attempted to sell more than $15 million of the recording back to the label saying that he could no longer afford to pay for the storage. He was also asking for $100,000. According to sources, Jay’s team had dropped the charges and the Beverly Hills cops closed the case.
Appeals Court Tells Deadbeat Dad He Can't Have Kids Anymore
Last year Asim Taylor a 35 year old father of four was court ordered to not have any more children. A judge in Ohio, James Waiter, was tired of Taylor avoiding the more than $100,000 in back child support. He said that Taylor was banned from having any more kids until he could prove that he was financially stable enough to afford the kids that he already has. He was put on probation and the judge said, “I put this condition on for one reason and one reason alone, It’s your personal responsibility to pay for these kids.” Taylor tried to appeal this case saying that he does support his kids “just not through child support.” But nope sorry – an appeals court judge said he agrees with the decision and the man can’t have anymore kids. If he does have kids he can go to jail for 1 year for violating his probation.
White students at a Georgia high school thought it would be a good idea to celebrate their graduation with “N*gga We Made It” signs. According to reports, the message was written on banners and on windows. The school released this note to parents calling the sign derogatory and said the signage was removed. The court also said the students would be punished. Below is the exact letter,
“South Forsyth High School Parents: This morning, without our knowledge, students placed a derogatory sign with a verse from a song by Drake on our school as a senior prank. We removed it as soon as it was brought to our attention and deeply apologize for their behavior. This is unacceptable and I promise you that the students will receive the appropriate consequences for their actions.” No word on what that “appropriate consequence” will be.
BET Award Nominations Announced
Jay Z and Beyonce in the midst of the Carter-Knowles family drama, lead the pack in the BET Award nominations that were announced yesterday with 5 nods each. Drake also tied for 1st with 5 nominations. August Alsina and Pharrell tie for second with 4 nods. BET CEO, Stephen Hill said, “This year's nominees represent the best of the culture…It's great to see our talented new artists right alongside our more beloved ones with long careers.” The awards will air line on Sunday June, 29.
Best Female R&B/Pop Artist
Best Male R&B/Pop Artist
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
Best Male Hip Hop Artist
Best Female Hip Hop Artist
Best New Artist
Rich Homie Quan
Get the full list HERE
OWN Planning Series On Michael Sam
The OWN network has announced that they will be producing a multi-part documentary to tell the story of Michael Sam and his journey to the NFL. OWN cameras will follow Sam as he tells his story. No word yet on how much access the cameras will have to the NFL and the Rams. Oprah’s official statement said, “We are honored that Michael is trusting us with his private journey in this moment that has not only made history but will shape it forever…I am proud of the focus on authentic storytelling in our new documentary series format. The next real-life story we follow in 'The Untitled Michael Sam Project' promises to spark valuable, important discussion on life in America today. Acceptance and illumination start here."
Police Officers Kick And Choke Sixth Grader
Florida police are just as crazy as Florida residents. Student cell phone video recordings show police officers choking and kicking 6th graders. The two boys were allegedly pulled off the bus for behavioral issues before police arrived. The video shows one officer holding one boy in a chokehold while the other officer kicked the second student in the back of the leg. Both students were eventually handcuffed. One of the officers has been placed on administrative duty. The police department issued this statement: We are investigating the circumstances surrounding this situation and have placed one of the officers on administrative duty. We are concerned as to the initial appearance of the video, and despite the fact that we have received no formal complaints at this time, we are committed to reviewing the situation in its entirety and taking whatever action is deemed most appropriate at the conclusion of our investigation.
Shonda Rhimes New Deal With ABC - Scandal Time Moved
TV powerhouse, Shonda Rhimes, will be adding a third show to her Grey’s Anatomy and Scandal lineup. The show will be a legal thriller starring Viola Davis called “How To Get Away With Murder.” Grey’s Anatomy will now be at 8PM, Scandal at 9PM and the new show at 10PM. Rhimes will have a monopoly on ABC’s Thursday night! ABC’s president called Shonda “one of the greatest voices in television”.
NFL Trying To Make Marijuana Testing More Lenient
A potential new policy that could be implemented next season would make marijuana testing more lenient for players. Sources say the league realizes the benefit of injured players using the substance to relieve pain.
A source tells ESPN that the new regulations will reduce the punishments for violations. However, the ESPN report points out that these changes wouldn't help players who have already violated the policy. The source calls the current marijuana policies “outdated” and the players association wants to look at medical research that has been used to legalize marijuana in several states. The ultimate decision will lay with the NFL commissioner.
Carjacking On Chester Mayor’s Wife
Authorities say three suspects are in custody after the wife of Chester Mayor John Linder was carjacked at gunpoint. Two men approached Mayor Linder’s wife while she was in her gold 2005 Ford Taurus and demanded the car.They took the car down and sped towards 95. They tracked the car down using a K9 unit.