Friday, November 13, 2009

Gucci Mane Violates Probation, Back In Jail!

Rapper Gucci Mane is sitting in an Atlanta jail today for violating terms of his probation according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Mane's probation violation isn't clear, but what is clear is that he's behind bars until at least May 2010. Mane, whose real name is Radric Davis originally went afoul of the law in 2005 when he hit a club promoter over the head with a pool stick. Last year he failed to complete his community service requirements associated with that case.

Being a hip-hop artist shouldn't be a hazardous occupation, but these talented entrepreneurs always seem to be in trouble with the law even after they've achieved a level of fame and fortune. Maybe one day they'll realize that have the fortune doesn't preclude anyone from following the basic laws of society.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mike Tyson Arrested After Scuffle!

Mike Tyson was arrested yesterday after getting into a scuffle with paparazzi at a Los Angeles airport. Tyson was attempting to travel with his wife and daughter when a photographer apparently got too aggressive for his liking. Both Tyson and the photographer were booked and released. I'm sure Mike Tyson is trying to live a much simpler life, it's too bad that his celebrity brings attention that he's so trying to avoid.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

What's Going On With Sammy Sosa?

Sammy Sosa's complexion has been the topic of conversation for the past few days, as his most recent photo from a public event shows his skin noticeably lighter. FoxSports reports that Sosa is blaming his appearance on a cosmetic skin cream and lighting. I guess we have to take Sosa's explanation at face value, but why would a person start having appearance issues at 41.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Does Katt Williams Seem Too Happy?

Comedian Katt Williams just appears to be too happy in this mug shot taken after he was arrested yesterday on burglary charges. Williams says that the arrest, which took place in Coweta County, Georgia at the home of music mogul Barry Hankerson was a "misunderstanding". An employee at the estate reported that Williams had stolen jewelry and personal items although the items haven't been located. Williams, who is in the Atlanta area filming a movie just seems to happy in his mug shot.

His erratic behavior over the last year is alarming on the surface, since Williams was reportedly admitted to a South Carolina psychiatric ward last November, but his publicist blamed it on exhaustion. It's not a good thing to enable people with obvious issues. The Atlanta Journal Constitution provides additional details on Mr. Williams' latest episode.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Diagnosed With Leukemia!

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has been diagnosed with leukemia according to the Los Angeles Times. The form of leukemia is called Philadelphia chromosome-positive chronic myeloid leukemia, and is treatable with oral medication. He was diagnosed last December, and says that the long term prognosis is good. Hot flashes and constant sweating alerted Kareem that something was wrong and prompted him to seek medical attention.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Iverson Considering Retirement!

The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that Allen Iverson is considering retiring instead of returning to his new team the Memphis Grizzlies. Iverson requested and was granted permission to leave the team for "personal reasons" over the weekend, however he has complained about his reserve role with the team after missing their first 3 games due to injury.

If this is indeed the end for Iverson, he had a great career. His inability to accept a reserve role will likely end his career many years too early.

"Precious" Setting Records!

"Precious" the critically acclaimed movie directed by Lee Daniels opened to 18 theatres this weekend but set a record by averaging over $100,000 per theatre generating total receipts of $1.8 million. The movie, an adaption of the book "Push" by Sapphire will continue to expand to additional theatres this week.