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Thu
03
Aug
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R. Kelly accused of being Cult Boss

R. Kelly

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

R&B singer R. Kelly is under fire again.  This time he is being accused of creating a cult like group of women whose families are crying foul.  The allegations were made last month when one mother pleaded to Kelly to just let her daughter call her.  Another young woman was seen on social media asking her father to leave her alone and that she was happy with her new friends. 

After the news surfaced Kelly’s ticket sales plummeted prompting him to cancel shows in three cities in Louisiana, Texas and Los Angeles.  According to reports Ticketmaster said the crooner has cancelled two shows in Louisiana and one in Texas.  An upcoming Los Angeles show was also cancelled due to low ticket sales. 

Wed
02
Aug
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Kanye West files $10 Million lawsuit against Lloyd's of London for non payment

Kanye West

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Kanye West’s company is suing Lloyds of London for $10 million for stalling on paying claims from the canceled Saint Pablo tour.  Lloyds has not yet said whether or not they would ever make a payout on the tour that was canceled because of medical reasons.  Which landed West in the UCLA psychiatric center after suffering a mental breakdown. 

The rapper suddenly ended two shows during the tour after unusual rants about friends and making incoherent statements on stage.  According to reports Lloyds of London has declined to comment on the situation, but experts speculate they are looking for a reason not to make the pay out, and are prematurely citing West’s marijuana use. 

Tue
01
Aug
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Love and Hip Hop Star Arrested

Karen King

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

One of television’s Love and Hip Hop: Atlanta Star’s Karen King was recently in court in Atlanta dealing with an identity fraud case which led her to jail.  According to reports she was led away by deputies after the court clerk announced there was a warrant for her arrest in a case that involves her 2014 Maserati which she has missed payments on. 

I personally did not know there was a debtor’s prison and after a discussion with the news team.  Its possibly a fraud case involving her evading the bank who financed the car leading to a standing fraud case. 

The court issued the warrant back in October.   

Digression:  Is that the same person in the images above?

Mon
31
Jul
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Instability: White House Swinging Door

Anthony Scaramucci

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Another member of the President of the United States’ inner circle has been fired.  The swinging doors of the white house are beginning to point to poor management.    In less than one year the turmoil and instability in Washington in unprecedented. 

New York Financier, Anthony Scaramucci was appointed communications director ten days ago was fired.  According to reports the wealthy money man got the presidents senior staff straight late last week with what was referred to as a “crude verbal tirade.”

The hiring of Scaramucci, led to the coruscating Sean Spicer’s quitting in a pouty stomp-off way.   Spicer served as the former press secretary.   As a part of a Monday morning meeting white house chief of staff, made clear, and wanted the senior staff to be clear that he is in charge. 

Thu
27
Jul
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Snoop and Martha crossing boundries

Snoop and Martha

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart have become fast friends and host a hit television ship Martha & Snoops Potluck Dinner Party.

Stewart was grilled recently on a local New York Morning show about the legendary rapper. She was asked if she would ever sleep with him, she responded no, hes’ younger than my daughter. 45-year-old Snoop was described as very attractive by the homemaker businesswoman as she instructed the hosts on how to paint glasses.

Mon
24
Jul
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Phelps vs. Great White Shark

Michael Phelps vs Great White Shark

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

The Discovery Channel aired a race between the 20-time Olympic medalist Michael Phelps versus a great white shark.  Viewers expected to have the shark and the Olympian race side-by-side in real time and were disappointed because the network used a virtual simulation. 

Social media response voiced some viewer’s disappointment while people who are familiar with shark behavior say it would have been the shortest race in history after the animal would have devoured its human competition. 

According to races run separately Phelps swam the course off the coast of South Africa in open waters.  The 100m race was swam by the shark in 36.1 seconds while Phelps came in a close second at 38.1 seconds.  Many people watched the race and felt:” robbed” by the cheap animation.  

Thu
20
Jul
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O.J. Simpson closes on 9 years a face Parole Board

OJ Simpson

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

O.J. Simpson is expected to face the Nevada Board of Parole today as he reaches the minimum portion of his sentence to serve a maximum of 33 years for 12 convictions.  Many believe the harsh sentence was redress for being found not guilty in the double murder of Nicole Simpson and Ron Goldman. 

The conviction involved a 2007 federal sting operation in which he attempted to recover sports memorabilia from collectors who were selling the ill-gotten items.   When Simpson attempted to recover the items he was arrested and charged with kidnapping and armed robbery. 

A five-member board is expected to convene in the case, four members will have to give him a positive4 nod in order for him to end his stay at Lovelock Correctional Center. 

Wed
19
Jul
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Monique Zordan Sues Traveler's Insurance -- $1 Million

Zordan

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Monique Zordan, 32, has filed a $1 million lawsuit against Traveler’s Insurance, Co. for damage she suffered after a month infestation in her Wall St. apartment just days before the Oscars and Fashion Weekend. 

After traveling, Zordan came home to her mid-Manhattan home to find moths everywhere, with adult moths and larva throughout the apartment, she found her home with moth holes in the furniture, rugs and clothing. 

According to court papers, “She discovered not only numerous adult moths, but what she believed to be larvae and cocoon like nests on her very expensive and precious clothing,” After reporting the incident to her insurance they refused to pay for the damage and clean up.  Zordan had to have the apartment fumigated after removing her belongings, including one of a kind and expensive clothing which was damaged. 

Mon
17
Jul
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Game of Thrones Streaming Hicup

Game of Thrones

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Streaming audio and video puts at the center of our favorite news, television and movies releases, but problems do occur.  On Sunday evening, the uber popular Game of Thrones premier for this year launched with a highly anticipated show for cable viewers, however streaming services suffered a TKO for the first half of the premier, the ala carte video service HBO Now crashed the wide spread outages from the very start. 

Despite the hiccup, the Seventh season of Game of Thrones is as popular as ever with bastion characters like Jon Snow (Kit Harrington) and the ever popular Tyrion Lannister (Peter Dinklage) assures continued success of the unlikely hit show. 

Wed
12
Jul
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Tamron Hall returns to Daytime after public accuses NBC of Whitewashing

Tamron Hall

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Tamron Hall is back.

The former Today co-host is teaming with Weinstein Television for a new unnamed daytime talk show.   It’s expected to be a show featuring a mix of current events, human-interest stories and in-depth celerity and newsmaker interviews. 

The new show will include a live audience with Hall co-creating and plays the role of executive producer.   No network has picked the show that was announced on Wednesday, Harvey Weinstein had this to say about Hall, “I’ve been working towards developing a talk show for a long time, but needed to make sure I did it the right way and with the right person to take the lead. Tamron is far and away that person."

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