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Wed
12
Apr
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Charlie Murphy is dead at 57

Charlie Murphy

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Comedian Charlie Murphy died in a NYC hospital after suffering quietly from Leukemia.  His manager says he had been going through Chemotherapy, but succumbed to the disease.  Charlie is Eddie Murphy’s older brother and was 57-years-old. 

Charlie was a popular co-star of the now defunct Chappelle Show and was starred in some of Dave’s most popular skits including the night he partied and played basketball with Prince and the night Singer Rick James punched him in the head. 

He also co-starred in movies, Are We There Yet, The Boondocks and Black Jesus.   He recently toured with Eddie Griffin, George Lopez, D.L. Hughley and Cedric the Entertainer.   

Tue
11
Apr
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Bill O'Reilly accused of being a Sexual Deviant

O'Reilly

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Bill O’Reilly, is the lion of conservative television talk, has proven to be exactly what he has spoken out against.  Fox News parent 21 Century Fox has employed an outside law firm to investigate charges of sexual harassment from co-workers over the course of decades. 

One accuser Dr. Wendy Walsh, a radio talk show host in L.A, accused the TV man and reported to Fox via corporate 800 hotline, she and her attorney recorded the call and uploaded it to social media.     Paul Weiss is the firm that investigated the man that O’Reilly supported and worked for years Roger Ailes who was fired from the company due to the allegations of a sexual nature. 

Mon
10
Apr
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Janet Jackson Separated three months After Birth of 1st Child - At 50

Janet Jackson

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The stunning Janet Jackson has run the gamut in the entertainment industry from making TV better, to recording platinum hits to being a movie star she knows how to get around.  Three months ago she gave birth to what is believed to be her first child – Eissa.   According to reports the star loves motherhood and has left her sons side just once since his birth on 3 January.   Not bad for a woman who will be 51 this year. 

Thu
06
Apr
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Jimmy Walker: She loves me not?

Jimmy Walker and Ann Coulter

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Jimmy Walker yes, JJ from Norman Lear’s, “GoodTimes,” sitcom from the 70’s has been disappointed again.  It wasn’t enough that James died on the way to Mississippi or Keith was hurt walking down the aisle preventing the family passage to the suburbs.  But, now for the second time Ann Coulter has denied any romantic connections. 

Rumors began the first time back in 2010, she quashed the talk in 2013 when she initially denied dating the former TV star. 

94-year-old, Norman Lear, has stoked the fire saying in a recent interview that he [Walker] was dating the alleged racists conservative talk show pundit and author Ann Coulter.   Walker proudly says he never voted for Barack Obama, and said he was never right for the office of President of the United States.   He continued by saying he is proud of the former presidents accomplishments. 

Wed
05
Apr
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Bill O'Reily's Bull**it comes Full Circle

Killer Mike, Bill OReily

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass
Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Today is a good day for Cam’ron, Damon Dash, Eminem, Jay-z, Ludacris, Nas, Snoop Dogg, The aughts, 50 cent and Young Jeezy to name a few, Bill O’Reilly finally gets his due.   Their bold nemesis, Bill O’Reilly attacked the young men accusing them of disrespecting women and for having misogynistic lyrics.  He requested advertisers stay clear of the entertainers and those who are already associated with the enterprising rappers to dump their association. 

Tue
04
Apr
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Mel B tells of Husband Beating and Sexually Exploiting

Mel B and Family

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Famed Entertainer and former Spice Girl Mel B opens up about her estranged marriage and her husband’s physical and sexually exploitative abuse. 

Mel B, who’s government name is Melanie Brown, 41, requested a restraining order against her husband Stephen Belafonte on Monday after providing information about her abuse over the years.  She says every time she had an accomplishment he beat her.  She alleges the night of the Dancing With the Stars finale she was choked by Belafonte and slammed to the floor.  She said, "beat me down to let me know he was in charge."

Brown says Belafonte would force her to have sex with him and other women and is now threatening to blackmail her with the sex tapes.  The couple has three children together.  The singer also claims her estranged husband regularly brandishes a gun.  

Mon
03
Apr
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I-85 Fire baffles Atlanta Rapper T.I.

I-85 Fire

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

The failure of an Atlanta overpass bridge has created a firestorm in the media, with one popular hip hop artists voicing his suspicions. 

Atlanta is facing commute difficulties since Friday’s unusual fire under a bridge that collapsed a bridge, authorities say was started by a crackhead homeless man and two of his partners.  According to reports black smoke bellowed around the upper highway and could be seen around the city. 

The downed stretch of highway was along I-85 and has caused traffic problems that will last through the duration of the rebuilding process.   An estimated 400,000 cars use the overpass daily.  The Federal Highway Administration has awarded $10 million in “quick release,” funding to initiate the initial repairs in the next few weeks. 

Thu
30
Mar
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Nelly Furtado's New Album - The Ride

Nelly Furtado

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Nelly Furtado is scheduled to release her 6th studio album 31 March, “The Ride.”  She has enjoyed a 20-year music career, and is a Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter.  She is freshly back from a short break from music and says of the new album, "For the last five years I really let myself stop and take on some fun life stuff that I hadn't had time for when I was touring around the world."  In 2000, she released her first hit with, “I’m Like a Bird,” and jumped forward with her 2006 album called, “Loose.”

She took one on the chin in 2012 with “The Spirit Indestructible,” which was considered a commercial flop.  Prior her previous two albums’ in 2009, “Mi Plan,” her first Spanish attempt and her 2006 album which sold 16 million copies set the bar high. 

Tue
28
Mar
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Fresh Prince of Bel-Air Reunites - - 20 years Later

Fresh Prince

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

20 years after the finale of Fresh Prince of Bel-Air the team reunites.  Movie Star Will Smith was then a TV star and his TV family including Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Joseph Marcell and Daphne Reid.   Ribeiro(Carlton Banks) said via social media, captioned a photo of the cast. "Wishing that James Avery was still with us to make this complete."

James Avery died on the final day of 2013, he played the role of Uncle Phil from 1990 – 1996. 

Smith’s new movie is called Collateral Beauty.  

Thu
23
Mar
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Sib Hashian died during performance at 67

Sib Hashian

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Famed drummer Sib Hashian of the rock group Boston, collapsing onstage Wednesday night at the age of 67.  He kept time on the band’s first two LP’s that are consequently there bestselling.

Apparently, Hashian was aboard a ship and banging out old Boston tunes alongside other old school groups, participating on the Legends of Rock Cruise.  The cruse featured David Marks of the Beach Boy’s, and Kansas frontman John Elefante.    

After his collapse he emergency workers attempted to resuscitated Hashian.   Elefante shared updates of his conditions ending with, “Sib didn’t make it.”

Sib's daughter Lauren, a musician in her own right share a long-term relationship with popular actor Dwayne Johnson.  

 

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