Police Officer Darren Wilson — the suburban St. Louis patrolman who killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown in early August – will not face criminal charges in the controversial shooting death, a grand jury has decided.
Cleveland police shot and killed a 12-year-old boy who was allegedly carrying an “airsoft” toy gun at a recreation center, police said. Tamir Rice, who was shot in the torso and went into surgery Saturday, died Sunday morning, police said. Two officers were placed on administrative leave.
Police said the officers were responding to a report of a person waving a gun around at a playground at the Cudell Recreation Center about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Tamir was shot after he allegedly refused to put his hands up and reached in his waistband for what appeared to be a handgun, police said.
As women continue to come forward with allegations that the comedian/actor raped them, one former NBC employee now claims to have aided in his supposed womanization. Frank Scotti, who worked as facilities manager for the network, sat down with the NY Daily News and claimed that he helped Cosby pay women off with $2,000 monthly payments “all over the United States and Europe.”
Working with Cosby during his The Cosby Show run from 1984-92, Scotti described standing guard at Cosby’s dressing room while he entertained women. Stating that he had never seen any abuse actually take place, Scotti admits that he was “suspicious.” He also remarked that he decided to come forward after decades because “felt sorry for the women.” Scotti also said that Cosby had an arrangement with a modeling agency to “deliver” women to his dressing room, some as young as 16 years old.
The family of Whitney Houston has expressed much disapproval over the upcoming Lifetime biopic about the late singer. The family protests that no one making the film really knew Houston, and are concerned the movie will misrepresent her relationship with husband Bobby Brown. Actress Angela Bassett, who is directing the movie and knew Houston professionally, has defended the movie and has been regularly retweeting fan support.
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After rapping about wanting to punch Lana Del Rey during his “Shady Cxvpher” performance, Em took a swipe at Iggy Azalea on the new Bad Meets Evil track “Vegas” from the Shady XV compilation.
So swallow my pride, you’re lucky just to follow my ride/If I let you run alongside the Humvee/Unless you’re Nicki, grab you by the wrist, let’s ski/So what’s it gonna be/Put that shit away, Iggy/You don’t wanna blow that rape whistle on me.
As rape accusations continue to surface surrounding Bill Cosby, there is pressure mounting on NBC to scuttle a planned TV sitcom that was supposed to mark the comic’s triumphant return to the network.
But not even a laugh track is going to be able to drown out the chorus of accusers that have come forward since comedian Hannibal Buress called the 77-year-old TV legend a “rapist” while performing a stand-up routine in Philadelphia last month.
Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings was notified today that he has been suspended without pay for at least the remainder of the 2014 NFL season, and will not be considered for reinstatement before April 15, for violating the NFL Personal Conduct Policy in an incident of abusive discipline that he inflicted on his four-year-old son last May. Peterson pled no contest on November 4 in state court in Montgomery County, Texas to reckless assault of the child.
The Miami Marlins have locked up star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton for the long haul, to the tune of a 13-year, $325 million contract extension.
Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com reported Monday that the two sides have agreed to the terms of the new deal, which the team will announce Wednesday morning. Sources told Heyman that the contract includes a no-trade clause. Manny Navarro of the Miami Herald later confirmed the report.