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Wed
28
Jun
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Leslie Jones accused Ritz-Carlton of Racism

Leslie Jones

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Saturday Night Live star and alum Leslie Jones has again had to deal with a brush of an American bastion, Racism.  On Sunday night she hosted the wildly popular the Black Entertainment Television Awards.  After the event and before checking out of the Ritz-Carlton hotel she send a tweet that said, “Wow was such a great night at the BET awards.  But then had THE WORST STAY @RitzCarlton DO NOT STAY THERE!!  THEY DON’T LIKE BLACK PEOPLE!!”

The funny woman did not explain what had happened but that generally something had and it had to do with her looks.  Upon hearing of the incident the executives at the hotel reached out to the popular comedian and promised to investigate the infraction.  The high end hotel apologized in advance and said they would look into it. 

Wed
21
Jun
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George Clooney and Rande Gerber have the Midas Touch

Casamigos

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinering.com

 

George Clooney and his partner Rande Gerber have the midas touch.  The owners of Casamigos brand Tequila was recently purchased by British beverage giant Diageo for an astounding $1 billion.  The two men have agreed to stay on with the company for the time being.

The moneyed duo created the brand 4 years ago, how about that for return on investment.   According to Ad Age, it became one of the fastest-growing tequila brands, doubling its volume between 2014 and 2015.  It is sold in 20 countries including, the UK, Canada, USA, Hong Kong, Spain and Italy.

A 750 ml bottle of Casamigos can cost up to $55.

Tue
20
Jun
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N. Tru Bass: Floyd Mayweather returns to the ring vs. MMA Fighter

Floyd Mayweather

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Op/Ed

Considered the Sweet Science Boxing has always been an American draw.  From the early days of the sport in North America when men wore thongs and protective gloves to protect their hands.  Over the past 50 years we have seen paydays grow from $5 million payout for the infamous 1974, “Rumble in the Jungle,” Muhammad Ali vs. George Forman fought in Zaire.  To $180 million paid to the great Floyd Mayweather, Jr. in 2015.  The fight was billed “The Fight of the Century” which didn’t stick and later the
Battle for Greatness,” which also didn’t stick. 

Mon
12
Jun
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Nick Gordon arrested on Domestic Violence Charges

Nick Gordon

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Nick Gordon, boyfriend of the late Bobbi Kristina Brown has been recently arrested on domestic violence charges.  The incident happened in Sanford, Florida. 

The 28-year-old Gordon was believed to have some involvement with the death of Brown.  He was recently ordered to pay a $36 million wrongful death suit involving his former girlfriend.  He was deemed legally responsible for Browns death after he failed to appear at a civil hearing.   His new live in girlfriend Laura Leal said Gordon was violent. 

Gordon was arrested near his home for domestic battery and false imprisonment. 

Bobbi Kristian is the daughter of the late Whitney Houston and R&B star Bobby Brown.  She was found unconscious in a bathtub in her Atlanta townhome nearly two years ago.  The civil suit claimed the Gordon had beaten Brown after a cocaine and alcohol binge.

Wed
07
Jun
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Kevin Hart connects the Generations

Kevin Hart

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Funny many Kevin Hart defies the odds as he and his father reconciled their differences.  During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Hart talked about his relationship with his children and pointed to his father as being the reason he tries to be a good father. 

He said of his own children, “My kids think I'm dope!" He proudly said referring to his 12-year-old daughter Heaven and 9-year-old son Hendrix with his first wife. 

He said, that he knows what is like to grow up with an absent parent and took credit for being strong enough to handle the situation.  He said of his own father that he is trying to be the best grandfather that he can be. 

Hart is expecting his first child with wife Eniko Parrish as he adds to the Hart clan. 

Tue
06
Jun
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Cosby in Court on Monday facing Drug and Sex allegations

Pulliam/Cosby

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Comedian Bill Cosby is on trial as of Monday on charges he drugged and sexually assaulted a woman more than a decade ago.  Andrea Constand an employee of the Temple University basketball program is accusing the 79-year-old entertainer of feeding her pills and touching her genitals as she lay on the couch of his suburban mansion. 

Defense lawyer Brian McMongle pointed to inconsistencies in her story saying that she said she never talked to Cosby after the encounter, but phone records show the two talked 72 times after the incident with 53 of those calls from Constand. 

Mon
05
Jun
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Lil Kim's Alpine New Jersey Home in Foreclosure

Lil Kim

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Lil’ Kim has bumped into a bit of bad fate; a judge has approved a foreclosure judgment against the rapper throwing her $2.2 million dollar up for auction.  Born Kimberly Denise Jones, the 4 foot 11 inch rapper’s Alpine, New York mansion toured just last year with Sean “puffy” Combs as a part of Bad Boy Records reunion tour.

According to official records HSBC Bank initially launched foreclosure proceedings against the Brooklyn native back in 2010 but has been in mediation since 2015, but last month a judge’s ruling was uncontested and by default went into foreclosure.

Property taxes alone on the property are $23,308 annually, and she is behind to the tune of $126,805 and has a tax lien on the property by the Internal Revenue Service since 2015.

Fri
02
Jun
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Brandy Norwood has Medical Emergency En-route to New York City

Brandy Norwood

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Brandy Norwood loss consciousness while preparing to fly Friday morning.  The 38-year-old songstress was said to have passed out with flight attendants rushing to her aid.  Upon reaching LA she was rushed to a local hospital

According to reports she regained consciousness on the runway as emergency workers met the landing plan after the airline alerted them to a medical emergency aboard flight 763 from LAX to New York’s JFK International Airport.  The flight was delayed near an hour after the incident. 

The Mississippi born singer better known as Brandy was removed from the plane as LA paramedics and the Fire Department arrived. 

The Thinkering News will keep you updated on these and other happenings.

Fri
02
Jun
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Former first family purchase $8.2 million Mansion in D.C.

Obama Home

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

The 44th president of the United States and his family have formerly purchased a Washington D.C. mansion.  The 8,200 Sq. ft. home located in the Kalorama section of the city was purchased by the former executive for a whopping $8.1 million.  

According to reports the decision was made to stay while their younger daughter, Shasha, completes her high school at Sidwell Friends. 

The Obama’s purchased the home after renting it since leaving the White house. The former first family left office on 20 January and moved into the home which belonged to Joe Lockhart at the time a former press secretary in the Clinton administration. 

Built in 1928 the home features 8 bedrooms, his and her bathrooms and a tranquil garden and was said to be an easy decision to make after leaving Pennsylvania Ave. 

Wed
31
May
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The Orwells Tonight: The Ballroom at The Outer Space

The Orwells

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Anti-establishment is coming to town tonight.  The Orwells are five guys breaking the rules of garage rock.  The mid-western group have been featured on “Late Show with David Letterman and boasted a record deal before the youngest member turned 21. 

Despite your preferred genre “The Orwells” are worth a listen.  They will be at The Ballroom at The Outer Space located at 295 Treadwell St, Hamden, CT the show is scheduled to begin at 7p.m.

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