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Monday, November 30, 2009
The Celtics' vet, Wallace, was hit with a $30,000 fine on Friday (Nov. 27) after he criticized refs following the team's win over Toronto.
Both Stoudemire and Chandler received $7,500 fines each for posting messages on their respective Twitter accounts during their games on Wednesday (Nov. 25), a violation of NBA rules.
Tweets were posted on Stoudemire's account (@amareisreal) during the Suns' win over Memphis, while Chandler updated his Twitter account (@Tysonchandler) during the Bobcats' victory over Toronto.
The league revealed their move to block players from "tweeting" during games in September, after the microblogging site grew in popularity over the last year.
"You want to make sure that pop culture doesn't intrude on what brought us here, which is the game, and that we show the right respect for the game," NBA commissioner David Stern said.
"We just need to make sure when it's OK to tweet and when it's not OK to tweet, so it, at least, focuses around the game.
"It would look unusual for a guy sitting on the bench to pick up his cell phone, and I think we can agree that he probably shouldn't be writing e-mails. It's not about Twitter; it's about the line of communication. That's what we're focusing on," he continued.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
According to NAACP President and CEO Benjamin Todd Jealous, Perry's contribution will go toward Second Century Society advocacy programs on economic equality, education, health care and criminal justice.
"Tyler Perry exemplifies an unyielding commitment to uplifting and bringing hope to the disenfranchised and those less fortunate," stated Jealous. "Both in his films and in his life, he reflects an impressive ethos of caring and conscientiousness. We are deeply grateful for his support."
"We are honored that Tyler Perry chose to support the NAACP," said Julian Bond, Chairman of the NAACP. "Tyler is a courageous pioneer in bringing positive images of African-American culture and struggles to the screen. His remarkable journey from poverty and childhood abuse to become one of the world's most successful filmmakers and entrepreneurs is an inspiration to us all."
After dropping I Can Do Bad All By Myself and Madea Goes To Jail this year, Perry will release the Janet Jackson-starring Why Did I Get Married Too in April. The movie is the sequel to 2007's Why Did I Get Married. --Jamal Munnerlyn
Saturday, November 28, 2009
The White House released a picture today of Michaele Salahi shaking hands with the president despite earlier reports that the couple who allegedly crashed the state dinner never came in contact with Obama.This revelation comes just hours after the Secret Service took responsibility for the breech. Director Mark Sullivan told the AP that his agency failed to verify whether the couple was invited to the party and expressed his deep concern and embarrassment. He went on to say that measures have been taken to ensure this will not happen again.Despite that, the Secret Service has not ruled out bringing charges against Tareq and Michaele Salahi. The agency maintains they were not on the guest list despite protestations from the couple, who are auditioning for the Bravo reality show "The Real Housewives of DC", that they did not crash the party. Read More:
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
After the still-talked-about success of Dreamgirls, actress and singer Jennifer Hudson has found her next big role: Winnie.
Hudson is set to star in a film based on the life of activist Winnie Mandela, which will be depicted from the Anne Marie du Preez Bezdrob biography Winnie Mandela: A Life.
"I was compelled and moved when I read the script," Hudson told Variety. "Winnie Mandela is a complex and extraordinary woman and I'm honored to be the actress asked to portray her. This is a powerful part of history that should be told."
Mandela's life is definitely full of complexities. The wife of South Africa's former president Nelson Mandela, Winnie is a paradoxical figure who supported a freedom fighter, and led her own activist movements, but was also convicted of fraud following a scandal involving the murder of a 14-year-old.
Winnie will be directed by Darrell J. Roodt, who's best known for his films Cry, The Beloved Country and Sarafina! --Linda Hobbs
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Janet Jackson In The Spotlight Interview (Speaking Out On The Death Of Michael Jackson & More) [Full 36 Min]:
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
"Inspired by 50 Cents latest album of the same title, BEFORE I SELF DESTRUCT is a gritty 90-minute film, written, directed and starring Curtis Jackson (aka 50 Cent). The film is a coming of age story about an inner city youth raised by a hardworking single mother."
Monday, November 16, 2009
Nine people in were taken to the hospital Sunday, after shots were fired following a San Francisco concert starring LeToya Luckett and Trey Songz.
According to CBS 5 CrimeWatch, violence erupted after KMEL 106.1's "House of Soul" concert when a fight broke out outside the concert's venue, the Regency Center. The fight started with four or five men, CBS reports.
During the altercation, one man reportedly pulled out a gun and walked towards the crowd opening fire. Nine people were injured by either gunshot wounds or shattered glass and were taken to the San Francisco General Hospital and Kaiser hospitals in Vallejo and Oakland where they were treated for non-life threatening injuries.
So far, San Francisco police have detained one suspect. -Linda Hobbs