Jordan told the observer, “Wilmington truly is my home. Kept thinking about all those places I grew up going to,” Jordan said. “And the deaths – it was so sad about the babies (that died, including one in Gaston County). You don’t want to see any of that anywhere, but when it’s home, that’s tough to swallow. People need to understand this will not be a week-long process. This is going to have a huge disruption on people’s lives – not for 10 days, but for years. I hope people understand the importance of this and direct their attention to making things better. It’s going to take a lot of performance all over the Carolinas.”
(Los Angeles, CA) – The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards got an extra boost in ratings thanks to Glenn Weiss and his proposal to longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen.
While giving his acceptance speech for winning Outstanding Director for a Variety Special, Weiss payed tribute to his mother who just passed a couple of weeks ago and then popped the question.
As Glenn talked about how much his mother loved Jan, he slid in the proposal saying, “You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.” It was by far the sweetest thing we’ve seen in awhile. As a teary-eyed Jan made her way up to the stage so he could officially ask her. Of course she said yes and yes…he used his mother’s ring!
(SL) – Surprise! It’s another girl for Jessica Simpson and her husband Eric Johnson. The singer and entrepreneur made the announcement on social media this morning.
She already has a daughter Maxwell (6) and a son Ace (5). Congrats to the beautiful family.
(Corpus Christi, TX) – He just dodged death last month in Jacksonville when a gamer opened fire at the landing during the Madden video game tournament. But as most people say, when it’s your time…it’s your time. And that day wasn’t it.
25-year old Ryen Aleman would see his short life come to an end just 3 weeks after that day in August though. He was pronounced dead Sunday morning after he lost control of his car in a single vehicle crash on Texas state Hwy 44.
Aleman reportedly wasn’t wearing his seat belt and was ejected. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
(Cleveland, OH) – Substance abuse problems for Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon have reached fever pitch with the Cleveland Browns. The organization has announced that it plans on releasing Gordon following a patch of troubles that proved to be costly for the talented football player.
(All Over, USA) – For the umpteenth time, a member of the Kardahian-Jenner clan has been called out for stealing another designer’s/artist’s work. From KROMA and Jean Paul Gaultier to Vlada Haggerty and Destiney Bleu, between Kim, Kylie and Khloe they’ve been accused of stealing everything from sparkling bodysuits, lip kit logos and promos to camouflage pants, perfume bottles, makeup lines and palettes. The list goes on and on.
Well now you can add Tanaya Henry to the list. The jewelry designer is the latest in a long list of accuser to point the finger at a Kardashian for stealing her intellectual property/Lip Lace.Tanaya says she noticed the work on twitter and at first glance thought Kim was paying homage, admiring her work. She was shocked to find out that it wasn’t hers but that Kim had stolen her idea and her designs AND used her photographer Marcus Hyde to shoot the latest ad for her new lipstick.
It is enough to make anyone go on an obstreperous rant, but Tanaya kept it relatively calm. To spend years building a brand, a copyrighted brand at that, and have people with money to spend and not a creative bone to work with use their resources to just flat out steal your idea is…yeah…all bets are off.
Take a look:
And the biggest slap in the face is they don’t even try to hide it.
(MILWAUKEE, WI – AP) – A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday.
Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.
Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a
disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.
Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest .
”Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol #FearTheDeer,” one Facebook post read, referencing a slogan used to cheer on the Bucks at games. Andrade also posted a racist meme of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.
Morales said in a statement that Andrade’s posts violate the department’s social media policies.
”They have a racist connotation and are derogatory, mocking an individual who was recently the subject of officers’ use of force,” Morales said. ”Such comments also directly affect his credibility and ability to testify in future hearings as a member of this Department. I have not, and will not, tolerate such behavior.”
Andrade was at the scene when Brown was arrested but was not among the officers who took him down, according to police. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained, but Andrade was not among those punished at the time.
The president of the Milwaukee Police Association, Mike Crivello, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on behalf of Andrade. Andrade does not have a listed phone number.
Morales apologized to Brown for his officers’ actions and theBucks’ second-year guard was never charged with anything.
(Miami, FL) – As coastal areas in South Carolina and North Carolina brace themselves for a potential hit from Hurricane Florence, The National Hurricane Center says Hurricane Florence could bring devastating flooding to the Carolina coastline.
Evacuation orders have already been given for approximately 2 million people and NHC Deputy Director Ed Rappaport warned that the storm could stall out once it makes landfall Friday.
If it does that, it will dump upwards of 20 inches of rain in many places, with some areas getting as many as 35 inches of rain. Hurricane Florence is currently a category four hurricane, packing winds of 140 miles per hour. Hurricane and storm surge warnings are already in place and many areas are under evacuation orders.
There are two other storms working behind Florence, Hurricane Helene and Tropical Storm Isaac.
(Los Angeles, CA) – A woman claimed singer Nick Carter of Backstreet Boys fame forced her into a bathroom in 2003 and forced himself on her. But reportedly, the charge or a potential case won’t see the light of day because the statue of limitations ran out in 2013.
Carter has maintained that he was innocent saying the sex was consensual. Quite sure he’s relieved to know he no longer has to worry about facing possible rape charges.