Obama Tears Up Talking About The Elementary School Shooting.. Leaving 27 Dead
Trey Songz Got Arrested For Assault With A Stack Of Ones
Throwing dollar bills at a woman (aka MAKING IT RAIN!!!) seems harmless, but it got Trey Songz arrested for assault in New York recently … TMZ has learned.
Songz (real name Tremaine Neverson) had an album release party on August 21 at a gentleman’s club in Queens. According to police, somewhere between 4:00 and 4:15 AM on the 22nd, Trey became involved in an altercation inside the club.
Cops described the incident this way in the criminal complaint: “Tremaine Neverson, did throw a sum of United States currency at the complainant and said sum of United States currency struck the complainant’s left eye causing substantial pain to her left eye.”
It is unclear if the woman in question was … how do we say this nicely … a stripper.
Songz was not arrested that night, but rather a month later for misdemeanor assault. Songz had a court date in NY on November 1 and an order of protection was issued. He is due back in court in February.
Beyonce Gets A Pepsi Deal Worth An Estimated $50 Million
In an expansion of the recent marketing experiments that have brought PepsiCo ever closer to the music industry, the company has embarked on a hybrid project with Beyoncé that will include standard advertising like commercials as well as a multimillion-dollar fund to support the singer’s chosen creative projects.
The multiyear campaign is estimated at $50 million, the bulk of it for media placements and promotions around the world, and the remainder split roughly equally between Beyoncé’s fee and what Pepsi calls a creative content development fund.
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UGK Inducted Into Museum Of The Gulf Coast Music Hall Of Fame
Even after Pimp C's death, UGK continues to make waves.
Bun B and Pimp C were inducted into the Museum of the Gulf Coast Music Hall of Fame on Sunday (December 2), reports Rap Radar.
The induction took place in the group's native Port Arthur, Texas, and was held two days before the fifth anniversary of Pimp C's death.
Bun B, his family, and Pimp C's mother were present for the ceremony.
“We’re one and the same,” said Bun of Port Arthur. “It is very hard to separate me from Port Arthur and Port Arthur from me and that’s a good thing.”
“Chad loved Port Arthur so much,” said Weslyn “Mama Wes” Monroe, Pimp C's mother. “This is a tremendous thing today.”
Kevin Clash Resigns Afer Second Man Files Lawsuit Over New Underage Sex Allegations!
R.I.P Elmo: Kevin Clash Resigns Afer Second Man Files Lawsuit Over New Underage Sex Allegations! Cecil Singleton is the second person to accuse Emmy award-winning puppeteer Kevin Clash of having sex with a minor, saying that the two had an encounter when Singleton was 15 years old. A torrid two-week romance marked by mutual groping, masturbation and heavy make-out sessions followed despite Singletons admission
Hostess Files for Bankruptcy
Hostess products have been American icons since the 1930s, so what happened?
The company has been in a bitter labor dispute, which stalled out in September. On Monday, November 12, the company permanently closed three bakeries as a result of a nationwide labor strike by the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers International Union (BCTGM). Then, yesterday evening, the company announced it was liquidating all its assets because not enough employees had returned to work.
According to a Hostess Brands press release:
"We deeply regret the necessity of today's decision, but we do not have the financial resources to weather an extended nationwide strike," said Gregory F. Rayburn, chief executive officer. "Hostess Brands will move promptly to lay off most of its 18,500-member workforce and focus on selling its assets to the highest bidders."
It’s hard to imagine that those colorful packages could permanently disappear from store shelves. The Hostess Brands website says it will continue to ship and sell the baked goods that are already in the pipeline, and the Hostess website says it plans to sell its popular brands, including Hostess, Dolly Madison, Drake's Cakes, and Wonder Bread.
Then again, I have to wonder if their financial troubles don’t also have to do with the fact that Americans don’t eat like they used to. Remember the Twinkie Defense in the 1980s, when the man who shot and killed San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk blamed his state of mind on the sugary baked good? Many health conscious moms associate Twinkies (and their cousins) with refined sugars, partially hydrogenated fats and preservatives not exactly things they want to feed their kids. My oldest son got his first, and only, taste of Twinkies when a classmate brought them to kindergarten for the class snack. And his verdict? Thumbs down.
Mike D'Antoni hired to be the Lakers New Head Coach
The Los Angeles Lakers hired Mike D'Antoni late Sunday night, signing the former coach of the Suns and Knicks to replace Mike Brown.
The Lakers and D'Antoni's agent, Warren LeGarie, confirmed the deal two days after the Lakers fired Brown five games into the season.
D'Antoni agreed to a three-year deal worth $12 million, with a team option for a fourth season.
D'Antoni got the high-profile job running the 16-time NBA champions only after the club's top brass extensively discussed the job with former Lakers coach Phil Jackson.
The 11-time NBA champion coach met with Lakers owners Jerry and Jim Buss and general manager Mitch Kupchak on Saturday to weigh a return for a third stint on Los Angeles' bench.
The Lakers instead went with D'Antoni, a respected offensive strategist who coached Lakers point guard Steve Nash in Phoenix during the best years of their respective careers. D'Antoni was less successful during four seasons in New York, but at least restored the once-moribund Knicks to competence before resigning last March