Month: October 2009

Bad Ratings Put Derek Luke’s ‘Trauma’ On Life Support

NBC all but cancels heavily hyped medical series weeks after its debut. Execs at the peacock network fell short of announcing the official cancellation of their newest series Trauma when it was…

U.S. Government Sends Shyne Packing After 10-Year Prison Bid

The airplane carrying Shyne back to his homeland touched down in Belize on Thursday afternoon (Oct. 29). The former Bad Boys rapper, who recently completed a 10-year prison sentence for shooting into…

Jackson’s 'This Is It' Midnight Screening Nets $2.2 Mil

The midnight showing of the film Michael Jackson’s This Is It, a collection of rehearsal footage shot just before his death in June, made an "unprecedented" $2.2 million at the box office…

Ex-Con Faces Jury After Shooting NFL Player

Jury selection begins in the trial of the man accused of paralyzing former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Richard Collier.

Smallville’s Sam Jones III busted in federal drug raid

Sam Jones, best know for his portrayal of Pete Ross on the Superman TV series called “Smallville”, faces serious prison time after he was busted earlier this morning at his home in…

Bounty Killer Arrested for Marijuana Possession

Bounty Killer (r), pictured with Gwen Stefani (l), the two collaborated on the song ‘Hey Baby’ with Stefani’s band No Doubt. . Jamaican police took reggae star Bounty Killer, 37, into custody…

Gucci Mane Forced to Pull Out of Gig by Protests, Legal Issues

Gucci Mane. Rapper Gucci Mane was forced to abandon concert plans at Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) after students protested the show. The concert, billed as Gucci Mane and Friends, was…

Wrestling Legend Lou Albano Dies at 76

Former pro-wrestler, and sometimes actor, Captain Lou Albano dies at his home in Mount Vernon, N.Y.Captain Lou Albano, who wrestled alongside/against some of the greatest personalities in pro-wrestling including, Hulk Hogan, Andre…

Soulja Boy Threatened With Eviction

Soulja Boy, plays a round of the Xbox game Splinter Cell at the 2009 E3 Expo in Los Angeles. Photo: Karl Polverino. Soulja Boy’s Los Angeles landlord has had just about enough…

NBC Cancels Regina King's 'Southland'

Regina King in a Southland promo photo. The suites at NBC have pulled the plug on Regina King’s Southland cop drama. On the eve on the premiere of the show’s second season…

Judge Dismisses Good Hair Lawsuit

A plagiarism lawsuit filed against Chris Rock has been tossed out of court. On Thursday (Oct. 8) a judge dismissed the case, finding no merit for the $5 million lawsuit filed against…

Oprah Lands in Legal Trouble After Firing Flight Attendant

Oprah on the June 2008 cover of her magazine O. The talk queen is being sued by a former employee for wrongful-termination and defamation. Photo: Hammock Inc. A flight attendant is taking…

After Diagnosis Beastie Boy Hopeful of Cancer Recovery

The Beastie Boys, (L-R) Mike Diamond, Adam Horowitz and Adam Yauch, at the 2006 Sundance film festival. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni. Adam Yauch, one-third of the rap group The Beastie Boys, is on the…

Toni Braxton Sued Over Loan, Vegas Show

An image of Toni Braxton graces the Flamingo Casino in Las Vegas in this 2007 photo. Credit: Robert LaRosa Another day, another lawsuit. Singer Toni Braxton is at the tail end of…