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Comedian Katt Williams arrested in Calif. on warrant for police chase PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Sunday, 09 December 2012 20:19

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. — Comedian Katt Williams has been arrested in northern California on a felony warrant related to a police chase.

The Sacramento Bee reports that Williams was arrested Friday night in Dunnigan, about 25 miles north of Sacramento, by Yolo County deputies.

The paper says he was released from the county jail Saturday after posting bail.

The sheriff's department confirmed Williams' arrest late Saturday, but staffers on duty didn't have details. A spokesman for the comedian didn't immediately return a call and email.

The California Highway Patrol says Williams fled officers on a three-wheeled motorcycle on Nov. 25 after being spotted driving on a downtown Sacramento sidewalk.

The CHP said Williams was asked to stop and refused, leading to the pursuit.

The CHP says Williams nearly hit five people during the chase, which police ended for safety reasons.

Last Updated on Monday, 17 December 2012 21:34
 
Toni Braxton In Hospital With Lupus Complications PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Saturday, 08 December 2012 00:42

Toni Braxton is in the hospital in Los Angeles dealing with “health issues” related to Lupus. The Grammy winner announced her hospitalization on Twitter.

Toni Braxton

Braxton told her fans that she should be able to go home soon, reports The Washington Post. The R&B singer initially revealed she had Lupus in 2010 and has been open with her fans about a heart problem she also suffers from. This is the second time the singer has been hospitalized for issues related to the potentially life-threatening auto-immune disease this year. Yahoo! notes that she revealed how much of a struggle it can be day-to-day in an interview. Braxton stated:

“I have good days and bad days. But today is a great day, if you ever see me a little chunky, it’s because of all the steroids, all the shots and things and my medications. But today’s a great day, I’m a little thinner today, I fit into this fabulous dress, so I feel really good.”

Toni Braxton seemed optimistic about her latest hospital visit, telling fans, “But no worries! I will be out any day now.” Lupus is the same disease that killed her uncle.

The singer recently revealed that the Lupus diagnosis is a major reason for her recent bankruptcy, which resulted in the foreclosure of her house. Braxton also revealed that doctors told her her performing career would likely be diminished because of the disease.

Read more at http://www.inquisitr.com/429171/toni-braxton-in-hospital-with-lupus-complications/
 
Barack Obama wins election for second term as president PDF Print E-mail
Written by Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News   
Wednesday, 07 November 2012 00:29

Obama Wins!President Barack Obama handily defeated Gov. Mitt Romney and won himself a second term on Tuesday after a bitter and historically expensive race that was primarily fought in just a handful of battleground states. Obama beat Romney after nabbing almost every one of the 12 crucial battleground states.

The Romney campaign's last-ditch attempt to put blue-leaning Midwestern swing states in play failed as Obama's Midwestern firewall sent the president back to the White House for four more years. Obama picked up the swing states of New Hampshire, Michigan, New Mexico, Iowa, Virginia, Wisconsin, Colorado, Nevada, Pennsylvania, Minnesota and Ohio. Of the swing states, Romney picked up only North Carolina. Florida is still too close to call, but even if Romney wins the state, Obama still beat him in the Electoral College vote. The popular vote will most likely be narrower than the president's decisive Electoral College victory.

In a sweeping victory speech early Wednesday morning, Obama thanked every American who voted, and vowed to work with leaders from both parties to tackle the country's challenges.

"Our economy is recovering, a decade of war is ending, a long campaign is now over," he told a crowd of cheering supporters in Chicago. "And whether I earned your vote or not, I have listened to you, I have learned from you and you have made me a better president." Obama added he has "never been more hopeful about America. ... We're not as divided as our politics suggest. We remain more than a collection of blue states and red states."

In his speech, he offered clues to the policy goals of his second term, which included a deficit reduction plan that combines tax increases with spending cuts, a comprehensive overhaul of the nation's federal immigration laws and tax reform. He called on Republicans to join him in achieving those goals.

The battle for the White House between Obama and Romney divided the nation, causing, at times, bitter disputes between the parties. Obama urged his supporters to look beyond the fight of the past several months and defended the process of choosing a president.

"I know that political campaigns can sometimes seem small, even  silly," Obama said. "And that provides plenty of fodder for the cynics who tell us  that politics is nothing more than a contest of evils or the domain of  special interests. If you ever get the chance to talk to folks who  turned out to our rallies and along the rope lines of high school gyms,  or saw folks working late at campaign office or some tiny county a long way from home, you'll discover something else."

Romney conceded in Boston in a speech around 1 a.m. ET. "Like so many of you, Paul [Ryan] and I have left everything on the field. We have given our all to this campaign," Romney said. "I so wish that I had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead your country in another direction. But the nation chose another leader." Romney congratulated the president and his campaign on their victory.

The Obama victory marks an end to a years-long campaign that saw historic advertisement spending levels, countless rallies and speeches, and three much-watched debates.

The Romney campaign cast the election as a referendum on Obama's economic policies, frequently comparing him to former President Jimmy Carter and asking voters the Reagan-esque question of whether they are better off than they were four years ago. But the Obama campaign pushed back, blanketing key states such as Ohio early on with ads painting him as a multimillionaire more concerned with profits than people. The Obama campaign also aggressively attacked Romney on reproductive rights issues, tying Romney to a handful of Republican candidates who made controversial comments about rape and abortion.

The ads were one reason Romney faced a steep likeability problem for most of the race, until his expert performance at the first presidential debate in Denver in October. After that debate, and a near universal panning of Obama's performance, Romney caught up with Obama in national polls, and almost closed his favorability gap with the president. In polls, voters consistently gave him an edge over Obama on who would handle the economy better and create more jobs, even as they rated Obama higher on caring about the middle class.

 
Snoop (Dogg) Lion wants to invest in Celtic because they beat Barcelona PDF Print E-mail
Written by Brooks Peck | Dirty Tackle   
Sunday, 18 November 2012 15:39

Inspired by the Celtic Champions League group-stage upset against Barcelona that made Rod Stewart cry, Snoop Dogg (now Snoop Lion) has decided that he wants to invest in the Scottish champions. Even though he didn't really watch the match.

 

Said Snoop to the Daily Record:

"I got a lot of interest in soccer. It's not a new thing for hip-hop stars to invest in sports teams, but it is a new thing for hip-hop stars to invest in soccer teams.

"I didn't catch the whole Barcelona game, but I watched the highlights. I know Barcelona are a big deal, and it shows Celtic are a big deal as well.

"I see how passionate Celtic fans are about their team, and I could see myself making an investment if any of the board wanted to sell.

"I haven't really thought how much. I don't need to run a soccer club but enough of a percentage to get me on the board so I can be heard.

"I want to bring a bit of Snoop to things.

But before you start thinking Snoop is rushing into this decision, know that he was pictured wearing a Celtic shirt in 2005, and he's already asked his friend David Beckham about the club, who confirmed that "teams don't come much bigger," according to Snoop. The rapper-turned-reggae act then added that one of his first orders of business as a member of the Celtic board would be to sign Beckham "for a season," but he knows that will be difficult since the L.A. Galaxy midfielder is happy in Los Angeles with his family.

 

Read More: http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/soccer-dirty-tackle/snoop-dogg-wants-invest-celtic-because-beat-barcelona-180544033--sow.html

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 December 2012 14:00
 
Snoop endorses Obama PDF Print E-mail
Written by Staff   
Friday, 14 September 2012 01:25

President Barack Obama has received a critical endorsement in his 2012 re-election campaign: Snoop.

Speaking at a panel at the Toronto International Film Festival late last week, Snoop Lion, the rapper and actor formerly known as Snoop Dogg, laid out what GQ described as an "oddly compelling"—albeit expletive-filled—argument for keeping Obama in the White House.

"We need to give Obama four more years," Snoop said at the conference. "Bush fucked up for eight years, so you gotta at least give him eight years. He cleaned half the shit up in four years."

More insight from the Doggfather:

It ain't like y'all gave him a clean house. You gave him a house where the TV didn't work, the toilet was stuffed up. Everything was wrong with the house. So he had to come in and get y'all thing together. And then he went and knocked down our most hated, our most wanted. The one who had our terror warning on red or orange or whatever color it was. He went and found him. The one Bush couldn't seem to find, the one who seemed to fly away on the day of 9/11—he went and found him. Remember that? Don't forget about that. Now everybody is peaceful and able to move around and have a good time. It's because he made that happen. So please don't forget that, you understand me? So give him four [more] years to get this thing together and finish this deal out. You heard what [Bill] Clinton said? You loved Clinton, didn't ya?


News of the endorsement was joked about on "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" Wednesday, when the late-night host said that in addition to his endorsement of Obama, Snoop "also endorsed a sleeve of Samoa Girl Scout cookies."

Obama is not the only candidate in the 2012 presidential race to receive a hip-hop endorsement.

Earlier this month, Nicki Minaj contributed a surprising verse to a new Lil Wayne mixtape. On it, she sings, "I'm a Republican voting for Mitt Romney, you lazy bitches are fucking up the economy."

On Monday, though, Minaj tweeted that she was being sarcastic.

 

Source: The Ticket

 
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