Monthly Archives: September 2012

Johnny Lewis brutally murders landlady in Hollywood then falls to his death

Los Angeles (CNN) — The violent deaths of “Sons of Anarchy” actor Johnny Lewis and an elderly woman in an affluent Hollywood neighborhood Wednesday is a murder mystery for Los Angeles police.

Lewis, 28, whose acting resumé included “The O.C.” and “Criminal Minds,” died in the driveway of a three-story home in the Los Feliz neighborhood near Griffith Park, apparently after climbing on the roof and falling, police said Thursday.

Police, responding to a call from neighbors saying they heard screams for help from a woman inside the house, found Katherine Davis, 81, dead in what a police spokesman called a “gruesome scene.”

The Marquee Blog

After three hours, two fake fights and an extended skit involving a pretending-to-be-passed out Tracy Morgan (yes, it was that kind of night), the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards drew to a close.

While “Mad Men” and “American Horror Story” led the nominations, the big winners on Sunday were “Modern Family,” “Homeland” and “Game Change.”

Check out a partial list of winners below:

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He was okay, no Sinatra though.

The Marquee Blog

Legendary singer Andy Williams lost his year-long battle with bladder cancer on Tuesday night, his family confirmed in a statement. He died at home in Branson, Missouri. He was 84.

Williams was well-known for his Oscar-winning song “Moon River,” which was featured in the iconic 1961 movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” but that’s far from his only hit.

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In America

By Moni Basu, CNN

(CNN) — Writer Mark Trahant guessed the situation was a first: campaign jabs that centered on a candidate’s claim of Native American roots.

He was referring to the Senate race in Massachusetts that pits Harvard University law professor Elizabeth Warren against Republican Sen. Scott Brown.

There are many issues of contention in this hotly contested race, but one of them has become Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry. After Brown accused her of taking advantage of minority status, Warren fired back in an ad that came out Monday.

“As a kid, I never asked my mom for documentation when she talked about our Native American heritage,” Warren says in the spot. “What kid would? But I knew my father’s family didn’t like that she was part Cherokee and part Delaware, so they had to elope.

“Let me be clear: I never asked for or never got…

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Natural hair and black women

That’s me this summer dark skin, shorter curly hair, big nose and all.  Well, it looks big in this photo but people have often told me that I have a “perfect” nose.  Sorry I am not wearing shorts so you can see my figure better.  I feel better and back to a perfect size 8 again. I watch America’s Next Top Model every week.  And this week we had a biracial musical beauty on: Alicia Keys.  Lots of folks say that part of why she is so famous is because of her looks.  She is sporting a new do natural waves and her hair is shorter but not short.  It is shoulder length.

My daughter has been growing her hair out too.  Above is my daughter at her son’s lemonade stand.  It was over 100 that day.  It’s hard to see her hair in the photo but it’s the best one I have.  She has green eyes.   

 We use a solution on our hair that leaves it in nice soft curls.  The bottom photo of Alicia Keys is certainly not ALL her hair.  She has mucho extensions on.

English: Alicia Keys in South Africa for the F...

English: Alicia Keys in South Africa for the FIFA World Cup Kick Off Concert. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Like You'll Never See Me Again

Like You’ll Never See Me Again (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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In America

By Cindy Y. Rodriguez, CNN

(CNN) — On Tuesday, just a day after GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s controversial “joke” about “it would be helpful to be Latino” was posted in a secretly recorded video obtained by Mother Jones, liberal filmmaker Michael Moore was motivated to start the Twitter hashtag #IfOnlyIWereMexican.

Romney’s ‘helpful to be Latino’ comment met with sarcasm, humor

It backfired.

Michael Moore tweeted:

The tweet was made in reference to Romney’s comments to donors that “it would be helpful to be Latino,” in order to win the presidency.

Romney seeks advantage from controversial comments

Except most people on Twitter did not understand Moore’s reference, or that the comment poked fun at Romney.

The tweet received a number of racy responses.

“#ifonlyiweremexican I would have to worry about getting my head cut off by the zetas, “ and “#ifonlyiweremexican Mitt could mow my yard while I wear…

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Being poor is knowing exactly how much everything costs.

Being poor is getting angry at your kids for asking for all the crap they see on TV.

Being poor is having to keep buying $800 cars because they’re what you can afford, and then having the cars break down on you, because there’s not an $800 car in America that’s worth a damn.

Being poor is hoping the toothache goes away.

Being poor is knowing your kid goes to friends’ houses but never has friends over to yours.

Being poor is going to the restroom before you get in the school lunch line so your friends will be ahead of you and won’t hear you say “I get free lunch” when you get to the cashier.

Being poor is living next to the freeway.

Being poor is coming back to the car with your children in the back seat, clutching…

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Who is Cindy Brunson?

She looks a little like Halle Berry with the short hair.  But with long hair and some of her photos she looks white. But clearly she is biracial to me.  That is not unusual for a person to look white in some photos and not white in others.  I admit I don’t follow sports so this is news to me.  Who is she married to?

Josh,I’m coming up on 10 years here at ESPN this September. I’ve been a regular host on the weekend morning SportsCenter for a little over a year now. Before that, I would have spot fill-in duty on the late SportsCenter shows on the weekends.

This is the first that I’ve heard of this young lady who says she is not new to sports news.

She looks clearly biracial to me.  And since she is quite pretty we can add her to our list of biracial beauties in the news or reading the news LOL. I add the family photos below to show how a black person can look perfectly white and have no white parents or grandparents.  My kids have green eyes.  Some have now married whites and are having children with them.  The result: The creole marrying white have children who look Anglo Saxon white…see below. My brother’s son, my nephew, married a white woman and their baby has blond hair and blue eyes and white skin.  So Cindy’s looks are not unfamiliar to me.

Now some people are multiracial like myself. The difference being that I do not have one white and one black parent but look biracial and so do my children.  In some sense we look like typical Chicago blacks folks but we are not.  If Cindy were in New Orleans she would be mistaken for a Creole. My family is Creole which means we have Italian and French and Indian blood and African.  The African blood makes us colored Creoles. This is a unique post in that you have in one place three past life brother’s and sisters together again.

Net In California @40 memy sister my sister (don’t lose her in a crowd of white women because she will not stand out)

jennifer first cousin (maternal aunt’s daughter–neither are white) Oh, and BTW everyone’s hair is natural, no weaves, nothing artificial.

my brother and first cousin NOLAmy brother and favorite cousin in New Orleans

White Shirt -- collar up

White Shirt —

me again

sister's granddaughtermy niece’s daughter (her dad is white and her mother who is my niece, looks white)

CNN Belief Blog

By Dan Gilgoff and Eric Marrapodi, CNN Belief Blog Co-Editors

(CNN) – Violence over depictions of the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: that the Prophet was a man, not God, and that portraying him threatens to lead to worshiping a human instead of Allah.

“It’s all rooted in the notion of idol worship,” says Akbar Ahmed, who chairs the Islamic Studies department at American University. “In Islam, the notion of God versus any depiction of God or any sacred figure is very strong.”

“The Prophet himself was aware that if people saw his face portrayed by people, they would soon start worshiping him,” Ahmed says. “So he himself spoke against such images, saying ‘I’m just a man.’”

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