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If you’ve ever spent a week watching soap operas, you’re absolutely familiar with the woman in the above picture.
Jeanne Cooper, long time star of CBS’ The Young & The Restless, passed away last Thursday in Los Angeles. The cause of her death has not been disclosed but within the last month, she’s been in and out of the hospital dealing with an unknown illness.
Her son, actor Corbin Bernsen, notified everyone through his Facebook page saying:
“My mother passed away this morning just a short time ago, peaceful with my sister by her side, in her sleep. I was going to visit this afternoon, thought I had time. Reminder to self – time is a precious thing. I too am at peace however. I said my goodbyes several times over during the last few weeks. I’ll go one last time now for a gentle kiss a final farewell for this lifetime. She has been a blaze her entire life, that beacon, that boxer I spoke of earlier. She went the full twelve rounds and by unanimous decision… won! And while her light finally gave into the wind that gives flight to all our journeys, there will always be a glimmer left behind by what she stood for…”
Bernsen has continued to update his page on how he and the rest of his family has been coping with Cooper’s death.
Cooper has played the role of Katherine Chancellor for 40 years and has truly blazed trail. She’s well-known for being open about having a face lift in the 80s; she was so “open” about it that she had the producers write it into the show and the face lift was performed on-screen.
Entertainment Weekly says The Young & The Restless is currently shooting six weeks in advance so there’s no word yet as to how they’ll deal with her death. The current storyline has Chancellor recovering from a successful brain surgery.
Maybe he’s just going through pre-baby emotions. Or Kanye has lost his whole a** mind.
Okay, where to begin? First of all, Kanye and Kim Kardashian looked like they were coming out of a parking garage and on their way to a little eatery when the paparazzi showed up as they always do. We know that Ye has gotten more and more aggravated by the paps so when he saw them, he put his head down and kept walking.
While Kanye wasn’t looking, a “mysterious” car sign popped up out of “nowhere” and Yeezy ran right into it. Kim tried to console him but you can clearly tell he was annoyed. Don’t believe us just watch the video on TMZ.
We’re surprised he didn’t show his full child-like personality, but he just yelled at the paps to “stop taking f**king photos” and walked into the shop.
Ohh, but it doesn’t end there.
It seems as though after Kanye realized he really hit his head and that it was on tape, he came right back outside and went “ape s**t” on another photographer. As you can see in the video, again posted by TMZ, he snapped on a guy who was yelling that he’d just arrived:
Don’t taking a f***ing nother photo, man! Don’t take a f***ing photo! When will you muthaf***as stop?!”
Yeah, that’ll be NEVER, Yeezy. I mean, your girlfriend is the queen of getting some publicity and now you’re attacking the very people who played a huge part in giving her some shine.
We know the paps can be annoying and most of us aren’t famous but they’re only taking pictures. There are some thing you just have to get over and ignore!
Well, let’s hope that slam into the sign doesn’t leave a knot!
Sir, Who Asked You? Chris Brown’s Dad Talks About Why He Doesn’t Think Chris & Rihanna Should Be Together
Well, apparently, somebody asked this man to open his mouth.
The NY Daily News caught up to Chris Brown’s dad, Clinton, to talk to him about his son and Rihanna’s relationship. Seeing as though we’ve never heard much from him in the past, you know he took every opportunity to chat it up.
When asked about the twosome, Brown said:
“I personally really didn’t want him and Rihanna back together. You have to have a balance in a relationship. You have to have someone who is spontaneous and whimsical but you also have to have someone who is grounded and logical.”
You know, it’s not that what he’s saying is incorrect but why even talk about it? I get it, everyone else has publicly had their say so why not Papa Brown? But by now, he should know that neither Chris nor Rihanna care about what people say about their relationship.
Clinton also added that his pick for his son would have been Jordin Sparks who he called a “wholesome young lady” who’s also very pretty. A few years ago, Jordin would have agreed with him because she had quite the crush on him for a long time.
Thankfully, he didn’t “down” Rihanna. He said he met her a few years ago during the first go ’round of “Chrianna” and said she was very respectful and polite. Still, he just feels like his son could have moved on from her and found someone better.
I wonder if Chris or Rihanna will respond to this story. Neither of them is known for staying quiet when someone has something to say about them.
What do you think? Should Chris’ father just have stayed quiet about this whole thing, especially since the “talk” has died down a lot?
Well, since it looks like the Los Angeles Lakers season will soon be over (don’t come for me Lakers fans, you have to accept it), Steve Nash can now focus on a bigger fight.
A year and a half ago, Nash announced that he and his wife Alejandra would be divorcing. In the months since, the breakup has been fairly ugly with allegations of infidelity being thrown from both sides as well as rumors that Nash didn’t want to pay child support for their three children. They’ve been locked in a child support battle for months! Well, an Arizona judge ruled that Nash didn’t have to pay the support because his lawyers were able to prove that his ex has become a millionaire in her own right because of him and still pulls in $30,000 a month.
Further, Nash apparently pays for 90 percent of his children’s medical, schooling and extracurricular activities as well as 82 percent of the nanny’s salary. Alejandra contends, however, that none of that should matter because he still makes a million more dollars than she does every month.
For his part, Nash says that he believes if he’s made to pay child support, Alejandra will use the money to continue funding her own lifestyle as well as spoiling the kids with lavish and unnecessary gifts.
Isn’t this ugly? Oh and did I forget to mention that Nash is trying to bar Alejandra from moving to Los Angeles so the kids can be closer to their dad because California courts are known for harsh child support rulings and he’d likely be made to pay if they move there.
Sadly, his oldest children, a set of twin girls, are eight and likely old enough to realize that their parents really aren’t getting along at all. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like the fighting will die down since they’re still in court.
Based on the information, who do you think is wrong, Steve or Alejandra?
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.
When it comes to education, any improvement is move in the right direction. This is the case in California, where state officials just reported slight improvements in dropout and graduation rates and continued gains made by Latino and African American students
“Overall, the state dropout rate declined by 1.5 percentage points to 13.2% for the class of 2012, when compared to the class of 2011. For Latinos, the improvement was 2.1 percentage points; for African Americans, it was 3.1%,” reports the Los Angeles Times.
According to new data, the state graduation rate was 78.5 percent, an increase of 1.4 percentage points from 2011. The larger gains were among Latinos and African Americans.
The annual report, which is now in its third year, tracks individual students from ninth grade to graduation.
This comes as good news, especially since there have been “devastating cuts” made to the education budget. “We must keep moving to ensure every California student graduates ready to succeed in the world they find outside the classroom,” state Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson in a conference call with reporters.
Looking at the stats for the City of Los Angeles, the data was also positive. The Los Angeles Unified School District saw a graduation rate of 66.2 percent, up 1.4 percentage points from 2011.
“For Latinos, the improvement was 2.4 percentage points. For African Americans, however, the graduation rate went down slightly by less than a percentage point,” reports the newspaper. The dropout rate was 20.3 percent, a decrease of 2.3 percentage points. The drop out rate for African Americans fell 1.8 points.
Don’t You Be On That Bull: Judge Orders Chris Brown Back To Court In June For ‘Faulty’ Community Service Hearing
Things just might not be looking up for Chris Brown in one aspect after all.
A couple of months ago, we told you about the police chief who resigned after he allegedly signed off on faulty community service hours performed by Chris Brown. Well, his lawyer and the prosecutor met with a judge on Friday to discuss the next steps in what is turning out to be a messy situation.
CNN reports that Brown sat in the courtroom while prosecutor Jackie Lacy and Mark Geragos, Brown’s lawyer, sat behind closed doors with Judge James Brandlin to discuss the evidence which claims Brown’s hours were not accurately met. When the meeting was done, the judge told Brown that he would have to come back to court on June 10th because the lawyers needed more time to sift through additional discovery in his case.
Geragos seems outraged at these claims. So much so that he has asked the judge to punish the district attorneys handling the case and call for a contempt of court hearing for filing false documents. He says this whole situation is not just false but “it is fraudulent.”
Geragos says the prosecutors are “torturing” his client.
Despite the serious allegations, the district attorney’s office is asking that he restart his 1,400 hours of community service, not jail time. She also wants him to be supervised in Los Angeles, where the star currently lives, and nowhere else.
Hopefully, this situation will be resolve with the correct ruling, no matter which side wins.
On a positive note, Brown’s new song “Fine China” has been getting major buzz and putting him in a really good musical place in his life.
Okay, Short Dog must have really been “on one” to run from the cops.
Some nosy person had the good sense to get it all on tape and send it in to TMZ. In the clip, Too Short is seen speaking to police officers early Wednesday morning. He was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence and was asked to step out of the car. The police gave him a field sobriety test and according to TMZ, before he ran, they told him they were going to have to take him in on a DUI charge.
That didn’t sit too well with Short because after pretending to have a civil conversation, Short took off running!
But here’s the thing: he got nowhere real fast. The rapper tripped on the sidewalk and the cops were on him like white on rice. So embarrassing.
Bless his heart. Even if he hadn’t tripped, it didn’t look like he was going to get too far in his little spring.
To add insult to injury, the police also found drugs in his car and added a drug possession charge to the list. I wonder if they’ll hit him with “attempting to flee an officer” charge as well.
Some of these rappers, no matter their age, just don’t learn. At some point, you’ve got to know you’re too old for the bull.
By the way, Too Short did tweet about it:
Take a look at the video…and laugh. Nothing else we can do (by the way, the TMZ link actually has a better version than the video below they posted on YouTube)!
Now when someone like MC Hammer is arrested, you know something in the milk might not be clean.
The former rapper turned businessman was arrested Friday night in Dublin, CA for obstruction an officer, according to CNN.
He was taken to the Santa Rita jail where he was booked and release for not only obstruction but also for resisting an officer. The Dublin police department says that Hammer was driving with an expired registration in a vehicle where he wasn’t the registered owner.
However, since social media is the perfect outlet for celebrities to let people know what’s going on with them, Hammer took to Twitter to address the situation. He says he was racially profiled and he is not pleased:
A department spokesman said when the officer asked Hammer questions, he became argumentative and refused to answer questions.
Now, we don’t know the full truth is but can anyone remember the last time MC Hammer got into legal trouble, besides the bankruptcy situation from years ago? People do have mental lapses and it often results in bad situations but this sounds a littlr weird.
Hammer was cited and will have to appear in court next month; police will then decide whether or not they’ll file charges against him.
There is no reason on earth why the IRS needs to come after a person twice for unpaid taxes.
But when you’re Snoop Dogg, apparently there is a reason. For the second time in the last five years, the government is after Snoop (or Snoop Lion or real name Calvin Broadus) for trying to evade them.
This time, the IRS is looking for a payment of $101,952.44 from 2009 and $444,317.85 from 2011, for a grand total of $546,270.29. They’ve put a federal lien against him for said taxes.
Back in 2008, the IRS was after him for more than $400,000 in back taxes. As soon as Snoop was made aware, he paid them off and cleared his debt.
Now, while I’m sure Snoop has an accountant or two on his payroll, it seems like it would make sense for him to either seek entirely new employees or hire someone to watch them so things like this won’t happen more than once.He’s got to be pretty high way too often for allowing this to keep happening.
TMZ reach out to Snoop’s reps but haven’t received any comments.
It is amazing that, for the most part, it seems like average working people do the very best we can to pay our taxes on time so that Uncle Sam isn’t sending us letters about owing something like $500. Meanwhile, celebrities always find a way to go years without paying only to owe hundreds of thousands of dollars and not give it a second thought.
Are we, the working class, doing something wrong by trying to so hard to do things the right way? If so, I’ll be that because I’m not trying to have the IRS come after me for even five dollars of unpaid taxes!