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I guess all the jokes in the world couldn’t stop this from happening.
TMZ is reporting that comedian Kevin Hart was arrested for DUI early this morning after almost having a huge accident.
Police say that around 4:30am/PT, Hart was driving on the 101 freeway in California at about 90 miles per hour. His erratic driving almost caused him to collide with a gas tanker but he was able to stop his Mercedes in time.
The California Highway Patrol pulled him over and while talking to him, he showed signs of intoxication and was unable to perform field sobriety tests.
Hart was arrested and booked in a local jail on a misdemeanor DUI charge. According to TMZ, he’s been there since about 6am/PT and is being held on $5,000 bond.
Update: Kevin has been released and sent out the following tweets:
Well, this is unfortunate. I mean, we all have a choice to not drink and drive (we can call cabs if necessary) but a celebrity – especially one of Kevin Hart’s magnitude – can just have a driver take them everywhere. There really are ways for them to avoid such silly arrests.
Hopefully, near or far from his home, Kevin won’t find himself in this situation again.
It’s slowly starting to look like Chris Brown needs to leave Los Angeles when the Grammys are in town.
CNN says on Saturday, the singer totaled his car while trying to escape the cameras of the paparazzi. He was on his way to a Symphonic Love Foundation event when the accident occurred.
In a statement about the accident, Brown’s rep said he was “ruthlessly pursued by the paparazzi. Further, the statement read:
“The occupants jumped out, with cameras, and aggressively approached his vehicle. In an effort to remove himself from the situation, he began to back down an alley, at which point his was cut off by two additional vehicles.”
He then crashed the black Porsche into a wall. According to the police, Brown told them he lost control of the car while he was attempting to get away from them.
Luckily, neither Brown nor anyone else was hurt at the scene.
The paparazzi are infamous in their tactics to get the “money shot” of certain celebrities. In other cases, they know they’re part of the more annoying part of fame and use that to get under the celebs’ skin.
There is a fear that people will be right in the face of danger as the paps become more bold and even more aggressive in their tactics.
For now, it looks like Chris Brown was actually able to stay on the right side of the law.
After almost two weeks of holding out hope that he would become responsive after a jet skiing accident, Tameka Raymond and Ryan Glover decided to remove their son Kile Glover off life support early Saturday morning, according to AJC.com. He was 11 years old.
Kile and an unidentified young lady were sitting on a water tube on Lake Lanier in Atlanta when a jet ski being powered by Jeffrey Hubbard ran into them. According to reports, they were all part of the same group enjoying the outing. There are no indications from police that Hubbard was under the influence of any type of drugs or alcohol at the time. He’s not been charged with any crime.
After word about the accident got out, an outpouring of well wishes, positive thoughts and prayers were extended to Kile, the Foster (Tameka’s maiden name) and Glover families as well as to Usher who was married to Tameka for two years and also shares two sons. Tameka has tweeted twice since the accident: a July 14th message simply saying, “#Pray4Kile” and tweeting a picture on Friday of Kile and younger brother Usher IV. Today, many are sending their condolences out to the family. Kile’s older brother Ryan posted a picture of Kile as a toddler with a message that read:
“R.I.P. lil brother. Kile I love you soo much and I wish I was the one in Heaven instead of you. From now on, everything I do is for you. ily man.” Note: ily = I love you
Willie A. Watkins Funeral Home told AJC.com that funeral arrangements were pending but declined to give any other information.
Many of us can only imagine what it is like to have to bury our own child, especially one so young, so we extend our condolences, thoughts and prayers to all the family and friends of Kile Glover, especially his parents and siblings.
Hey loves! Hope all is well in your worlds because I’ve got to tell you, I was scouring the internet streets and these celebs aren’t into anything good right now. One major star lost his son as we headed into this weekend. Check out what’s going on!
Tameka Raymond’s 11 year old son, Kile Glover, was in a terrible jet skiing accident on Friday afternoon at Lake Lanier in Atlanta, leaving him in critical condition according to the Atlanta Journal Constitution.
Kile and a teenaged friend were on an inner tube on a lake when a jet ski being operated by a 38 year old man ran into the tube, knocking Kile and the unnamed 15 year old girl into the water. When emergency workers arrived to the scene, Kile and the young lady were immediately flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston, according to fire chief David Kimbrell. Apparently all three were part of the same group and while no names were officially released by on-site workers, TMZ was able to find out that it was indeed Tameka’s son. Although the man who was operating the jet ski has yet to be named, it appears they were all part of the same group.
Kile was unresponsive when they pulled him from the water after an apparent head injury and was still unresponsive when he arrived at the hospital which rendered his condition as critical. The young lady seems to be much better and is in the hospital under stable condition.
According to TMZ, Tameka was out of town at the time but when Usher heard about the accident he immediately chartered a plane for Tameka to get back home to be by her son’s side. Kile is often described by Tameka on Twitter as her son with the “sweet soul” who is just caring, loving and almost her most helpful son.
Our thoughts are with the family and we hope Kile will make a full recovery.
Depending on the state you live in, your insurance policy may cover only the listed drivers, the people who live in your home, the occasional borrower, or any combination of these options. For example, Virginia insurance laws require that a policy cover everyone in your home as a driver, whether listed on the policy or not. Before you take out a policy, make sure your agent explains to you exactly who is covered and under what circumstances so you know whose car Junior will and WON’T be driving.
This is actually pretty important. There are two types of car parts: original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts, which are the exact part specified for your car from the company who made your car, and aftermarket parts, which are parts made by another company for a general range of models but not specifically for your car. Think of it as the difference between Kraft and the store brand cheese. Some state laws allow your insurance company to use whatever parts it likes when fixing your car. Ask your insurance agent what your insurer’s policy is on this so that if your car needs repair, you can possibly be supplied with parts that are meant for your make and model and not just any kind of car.
Did you already run my driving record and credit check?
Your insurance rate is based on many factors, including your driving record and your credit rating. Some companies don’t run these reports until after you’ve bought the policy and the underwriting department is setting up the account. Instead, the agent uses the information you gave him to calculate the rate he’s giving you. So if there’s more to the story than you’re telling him, you’re going to see a big increase in your rates when you get the initial paperwork in the mail. Know what you’re getting into and what you’ll be paying before you actually have to start.
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Zoe Saldana’s no diva. The 33-year-old actress rushed to the side of an injured woman after witnessing a car crash in Culver City today.
Zoe, along with the help of another witness, helped the woman out of her car and sat her on the sidewalk after the collision, then Zoe called 911 and waited with the woman until she received medical care. After she was assured the lady would be OK, she returned to her car and left.
With a zillion crazy stories coming out of Hollyweird, it’s always nice to hear good news about a celebrity. Check out the Daily Mail for more photos of the scene.
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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By Charlotte Young
In two separate but equally terrifying incidents, tragedy stuck East Africa’s Tanzania and Kenya this past weekend.
First in Tanzania, IPPmedia.com reports that a marine accident in Zanzibar killed 240 people on Saturday, with the death toll continuing to rise as bodies are pulled out of the ocean. An MV Spice Islander boat capsized in the Nungwi area of Zanzibar after loading its passengers. The passenger’s manifest states that 610 passengers boarded the boat at Zanzibar port and 166 boarded at Dar es Salaam. The boat has the capacity to carry about 600 passengers.
The Director of Zanzibar Port Authority, Mustafa Aboud Jumbe has accepted no blame for the incident, claiming that the authority is not responsible for supervising marine transport services of passengers or cargo.
“This is the duty of the Surface and Marine Transport Regulatory Authority (SUMATRA), which was established by the law to oversee marine and surface transport sectors,” Jumbe told Tanzanian newspaper Nipashe.
Mussa Ali Mussa, the Zanzibar Police Commissioners announced the death toll on Sunday. Many of the unidentified dead have been buried in the Kama area–west district. Recovered bodies are being buried immediately, although records will be kept for relatives seeking their loved ones.
To assist with the rescue mission, the National Social Security Fund (NSSSF) has donated funds to assist the government and burial activities. The government will hold a special prayer on Monday at the Maisara grounds in honor of the people who died in the tragic incident.
In neighboring Kenya, a leaking gasoline pipeline in Nairobi exploded on Monday killing at least 61 people and leaving over 100 injured. According to the Associated Press the flames spread about 300 yards from the pipeline incinerating everything in its path, “leaving charred bodies and blacked bones in the charred homes.”
Policeman Wilfred Mbithi, who is in charge of operations in Nairobi, told the AP that he’d lost count of the number of bodies. Many people had jumped into the now oil soaked river in attempts to put out their flames.
Report says that Kenyatta National Hospital is urgently in need of blood donors and blankets. At least 112 burn victims have arrived at the hospital so far. Many of them are children with more than a third of their bodies burned, some are unrecognizable.
The cause of the explosion on Monday is still unknown.
I never understood why people used to make a huge deal about jaywalking. Well, mainly the police. If you want to cross the street outside of the confines of a crosswalk than that’s your business, and a risk you choose to take on your own. How is crossing the street in a way that doesn’t include walking over some painted lines and a light an issue if you wait until the streets are clear? We’ve all done it, am I right? But after a 4-year-old boy was killed in a hit-and-run accident while the young man, his mother and two sisters were crossing a busy intersection to get home in April 2010, the whole freak out about jaywalking makes a little bit more sense. But should a mother possibly face more jail time for jaywalking with her kids than the person who was driving the car and bolted?
For a while there, that seemed to be a possibility for Georgia mother Raquel Nelson. Not only had she lost her son in the accident, but Raquel and one of her daughters were hit as well during the incident. As Nelson and her children waited on a median to cross the busy road after getting off of their bus, a young woman who also was waiting decided to try and beat the traffic by running across the street. Thinking that was his cue, 4-year-old A.J. Newman, Nelson’s son, followed suit and let go of his mother’s hand. As Nelson tried to run out to follow him, Nelson, her son A.J. of course, and her daughter were hit by the driver, who later admitted to drinking before he drove that day, and also taking painkillers before he got behind the wheel. While the driver, Jerry Guy, only served six months of a five year sentence for the accident, although he had two priors for hit-and-run accidents, the state convicted Nelson of reckless conduct, improperly crossing a roadway, and second degree homicide by vehicle. The mother, who was convicted by an all-white jury according to The Huffington Post, was looking at three years in prison. Luckily for her, yesterday Nelson was given community service and 12 months probation. However, Nelson doesn’t want any of that, and we can’t blame her. The mother is looking for a new trial in the hopes that she can be acquitted of all charges and wipe her record clean.
It’s important to note Nelson’s responsibility in this accident, but time in jail? That would have been a travesty, and probation in itself is seemingly way over the top. Especially since it has been proven that there wasn’t a real crosswalk available for Nelson and her kids to safely make it from their bus stop to their apartment. Something that has been complained about consistently by residents of Marietta, Ga., who have to cross the busy Austell Road. Is it not bad enough that she already lost her son? I think it’s pretty clear that the justice system sure knows how to do the absolute most and the least at the same time. Shame…but what do you think?
Do you think Raquel Nelson deserved probation?