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Rapper Biggie Smalls said it best: “Mo money, mo problems.” With their high-profile careers and million dollar paychecks, these celebs were easy targets for extortion and blackmail. Here are the stories behind the opportunists who tried to get them for all they’re worth.
Oprah Winfrey is one of the wealthiest women in the world making her an obvious target for blackmail. She found herself a victim of such a several years ago when Keifer Bonvillain came out of the blue saying he was in possession of hours worth of private conversations with a Chicago-based business associate that could potentially ruin the talk show mogul’s career. Never one to back down, Winfrey refused to give in to his $1.5 million demand. Instead she contacted the authorities, who were able to foil the plot and arrest Bonvillian.
Hollywood’s brightest stars may seemingly live the glamorous life that millions may dream of but everything that glitters isn’t gold. These celebs were the target of a real-life murder plot simply because they’re famous.
Since the age of 12, Miley Cyrus has been winning fans over as the star of Disney’s “Hannah Montana.” As her popularity grew, so did one crazed fan’s love for the teen star. In 2008, FBI foiled a plot a teenager had to allegedly hijack a plane and crash it into a Miley Cyrus concert. The 16-year-old was apprehended trying to board a flight from L.A. to Nashville carrying duct tape, handcuffs and rope with him. The target was a Lafayette, Louisiana stadium where Cyrus was scheduled to perform. Although the plot was downplayed, authorities acknowledged how serious the crazed teen was.
You know when Chris Rock says, men are only as faithful as their options. (Maybe Chris Rock was speaking from experience since he ended up cheating on his wife.) Well, these men not only cheated they had to admit their infidelity to their wives, the nation and in some very high profile cases, (looking at you, Bill), the world.
From Black Voices
David Letterman’s “stupid human tricks” and Top 10 lists vaulted into the ranks of cultural acclaim Sunday night as the late-night comedian received this year’s Kennedy Center Honors with rock band Led Zeppelin, an actor, a ballerina and a bluesman.
Stars from New York, Hollywood and the music world joined President Barack Obama at the White House on Sunday night to salute the honorees, whose ranks also include actor Dustin Hoffman, Chicago bluesman Buddy Guy and ballerina Natalia Makarova.
The honors are the nation’s highest award for those who influenced American culture through the arts. The recipients were later saluted by fellow performers at the Kennedy Center Opera House in a show to be broadcast Dec. 26 on CBS.
Read more at BlackVoices.com.
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Will Smith visited “The Late Show” (weeknights, 11:35 p.m. ET on CBS) Monday night to promote his new movie, “Men In Black 3.”
David Letterman, of course, wanted the inside story on Smith’s recent tussle with a journalist in Moscow. Walking the “MIB 3″ premiere press line, Smith slapped the male reporter after he tried to kiss the actor.
“It was just awkward, Dave,” Smith said. “They were like, ‘Oh, no, we’re sorry, you know. It’s just his ‘schtick,’ you know. And I said, ‘well, that’s why his a** got schtuck.’”
“Men In Black 3″ hits movie theaters Friday, May 25th.
Check out a clip of the interview at BlackVoices.com.
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First of all, can I say I love the yellow pumps she’s rocking? In fact, the whole outfit is pretty cute, even the cheerleader ponytail is on point too. But anyway, Melanie Fiona, one of our favorite people, hit up Jimmy Kimmel’s sound stage to serenade a stiff crowd and her fans with “4 AM” LOVE, love that song (is your lover creeping with a dancer? Let’s hope not), and the performance is pretty awesome as well. This girl’s voice does not waver and is undeniably strong. I’m really going to need people to stop sleeping! Be sure to pick up her new album, The MF Life on March 20, but in the mean time, tell us what you think about Ms. Fiona and the track after you check out the video below:
As for our girl Estelle, she showed up looking pretty gorgeous in a floor length white gown and her fabulous dark red hair to sing her track, “Thank You.” This song is not bad to me, but live, Estelle seemed to sing it in a timid way and at times she did more yelling than singing. Not sure why, but I’ve heard her do better. Either way though, can’t deny she looks great! Check her out on Letterman’s stage and tell us your thoughts on the song and performance. And don’t forget to pick up her new album All of Me, which just was released:
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The tables have turned for potential Republican candidate Donald Trump. After all of his accusations about President Obama’s citizenship, and most recently, his educational record, accusations of racism are now being thrown at Trump.
Host of the “Late Night Show,” David Letterman, is no longer amused at Trump’s antics. He is the latest to join a growing list of celebrities that are denouncing Trump, including Bill Maher, Jerry Seinfeld and Robert De Niro. Last Thursday night, Letterman expressed some harsh words against Trump, including calling him out as a racist.
The “nonsense” about the president’s educational history is “taking on a whole different point of view as far as I’m concerned,” said Letterman. “I have heard enough really smart people to convince me that yes, that is very, very insulting… How can you say things like that if you’re not a racist?”
Letterman’s criticism didn’t go unheard. The Huffington Post reports that Trump penned a letter to the CBS show bemoaning his disappointment about what Letterman had to say. He denied the racist charge, claiming that “there is nobody who is less of a racist than Donald Trump,” and announced he would be canceling his May 18th appearance on the show.
The cancellation will probably not affect Letterman very much. Though the two have done numerous interviews together in the past, Letterman says that if he even allows Trump on the show again, this time, he wants an apology for his actions.