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Tue
04
Oct
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Toni Braxton health Scare

Toni Braxton

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Soul singer Toni Braxton, 48, has been released from an Atlanta area hospital suffering from complications of lupus.  Her stay was nearly a week and he health drew concern from her fans and music insiders alike. 

Braxton first announced she had Lupus in 2010.  Lupus is an autoimmune disease that casues the body’s immune system to attack its own tissue including organs.  More than 1.5 million Americans are effected by some form of the disease. 

The Georgia native is reported to be home resting. 

Mon
03
Oct
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UFC Competitor fighting for his Life

Samman, UFC

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Fight contender Josh Samman was hospitalized after being found unresponsive in a Florida home, lying alongside his roommate who was pronounced dead upon arrive at a local hospital.   The Ultimate Fighting Championship competitor is fighting for his life. 

On Friday, both Troy Kirkingburg, and Samman,28, were found in Hollywood, Florida unconscious by a friends.  Kirkingburg, worked as a ring announcer for the pugilist sport.  

Samman wrote a tell all book after his girlfriend Hailey Bevis died while texting him and driving a vehicle in 2013.   The UFC fighter is currently in critical condition and fighting to survive what is expected to be a drug issue.   Authorities have not released any details about the friend’s tragedy. 

Kirkingburg was survived by his parents and girlfriend, anchorperson Charlene Cristobal. 

Fri
30
Sep
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Southpark paradies first Presidential Debate

First Presidential Debate

Scribe:  Lucy Osbourne

Email:  lucy@thethinkering.com

 

South Park is known for its firestorm deadlines, although from time to time the TV team nails it.  On Thursday nights show a parody was played out of the first debate with a bald republican representing Trump and a Hilary Clinton look alike. 

Now in its 20th season Trey Parker and Matt Stone the creators of the animated hit feature a character supporting Trump, admitting, “I don’t know what the F**k I’m doing.”  In the skit, the two are represented as a “douche,” and a “turd sandwich.”  At its conclusion the republican character admits he is not fit the to be president and implores viewers to vote for his opponent, who repeatedly says that he is a liar as to not dare get off script. 

Thu
29
Sep
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Solange Drops New Music

Solange

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email:  Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Solange Knowles has launched her third full-length album, “A Seat at the Table.”  The singer/songwriter announced the launch with a minimalist website.  The recording is being sold in tandem with a hardcover book an accompany the audio, visually. 

Incentive at the site offered 86 people to receive the Music and hardcover expected to drop on Friday.   To receive a digital copy of the book go here.

Tue
27
Sep
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Swiss Beats and Alicia Keys face $41 Million lawsuit

Swiss Beats and Alicia Keys

Scribe:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

A lawsuit has been filed against Swiss Beats and his wife Alicia Keys in a automobile fraud case levied in Brooklyn Federal court for $42 million.  Beats is being challenged by Metro Gem Leasing and Funding who says they bankrolled at least 10 supercars for what they thought was Keys and Beats personal use.  The company now says the scheme worked by delivering the vehicles to the couple, the two would then turn around and sell the leased vehicle for a profit. 

Bentley’s McLarens’ and Ferraris were all purchased for the musical duo, and according to allegations conspired with Macky Dancy a local car dealer to sell the expensive vehicles at severely high prices.   The music producer said during a social media message, [fans] should, “stop believing everything” and “I don’t know these people. I’ve been fresh since 17 with the whips.

Mon
26
Sep
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Actor Bill Nunn Jr. Dead at 63

Actor Bill Nunn

Script:  N. Tru Bass

Email:  ntb@thethinkering.com

 

Famed actor Bill Nunn, known for his popular character Radio Raheem in the movie Do The Right thing has died at the age of 62.   

The actor currently resides in Pittsburgh and has always called it home.  Nunn is involved with the city’s theater community, while leading a battle against cancer.   His good friend Spike Lee posted, "My dear friend, My dear Morehouse brother - Da great actor Bill Nunn as most of you know him as Radio Raheem passed away this morning in his hometown Of Pittsburgh," Lee wrote. "Long Live Bill Nunn. Radio Raheem is now resting in power. Radio Raheem will always be fighting da powers dat be. May God Watch over Bill Nunn."

Fri
23
Sep
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Lil Wayne Files $51million lawsuit against man he called Father

Lil Wayne and Birdman

Scribe:  Samuel Otis

Email:  samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Famed rapper Lil Wayne is crying foul.  He says in recent reports Birdman received an advance for a distribution deal of $100 million according to court documents that was earmarked to be shared among them. 

Cash Money/Young Money was a joint venture for the men that once called themselves father and son, but the rapper says he wants to know where the money went.  Birdman claims he spend $70 million on royalties, marketing and recording expenses.  Lil Wayne has filed a $51 million lawsuit and it caught up in the process after Birdman’s people delivered more than 22, 000 pages to Wayne’s lawyers. 

According to insiders none of the pages made reference to how the $70 million was spent. 

Fri
18
Mar
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Michigan Man Serenades Judge

Michigan Court Singer

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

A Michigan man sang to a judge while in court for holding a gun to the abdomen of another man while committing a robbery and arrested in November.  He performed a song inspired by an Adele song with personalized words “Hello there your honor…I want to say I’m sorry for the things I’ve done.”

Brian Earl Taylor, 21, entertained in an Ypsilanti, Michigan court to Judge Darlene O’Brien.   The Judge stated the man was clearly talented but would have to serve a sentence of 50 to100 months behind bars. 

Michigan Man Sings to Judge

Thu
17
Mar
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Frank Sinatra Jr. Dead at 72

Frank Sinatra Jr.

Scribe: Samuel Otis

Email: Samuel@thethinkering.com

 

Singer and son of a famous singer -  Frank Sinatra Jr. died on Wednesday in Daytona Beach, Florida.  Mr. Sinatra was on tour when he died and was slated to do a show called ‘Sinatra Sings’ Wednesday night at the Peabody Auditorium in Daytona Beach. 

While Sinatra, JR enjoyed a quality baritone voice he never realized the kind of success of his famous father Frank Albert Sinatra.

In a recent interview the younger Sinatra said, “I think in my generation, when I came along in the early ’60s, the type of music that was in vogue in society in those days had moved on to another kind of music,” he said. “I was trying to sell antiques in a modern appliance store.”

Franklin Wayne Sinatra was 72-years-old.  Mr. Sinatra was survived by his mother, Nancy and two sisters, Nancy and Tina and a son, Michael. 

Wed
16
Mar
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Jared Fogle Beaten in Prison

Jared Fogle

Scribe: Lucy Osbourne

Email: lucy@thethinkering.com

 

Former Subway spokesman Jared Fogle is now in federal prison on child molestation charges.  Fogle recently got beat up in the recreation yard at Englewood Prison in Colorado. 

TMZ reports he was pushed down and punched about the head until his was bloodied and bruised.  Steven Nigg was place in solitary confinement for delivering the beating.  According to the Niggs family he was tired of seeing child sex predators housed in the low security facility and seeing Fogle’s face sent the man over the edge.    

In his new place of residence,Fogle is now the prey.

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