Boxer Rubin “Hurricane” Carter Dies

News from the Associated PressRubin “Hurricane” Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, has died at 76.

Former boxer Rubin Carter Born on May 6, 1937, into a family of seven children, Carter struggled with a hereditary speech impediment and was sent to a juvenile reform center at 12 after an assault. He escaped and joined the Army in 1954, experiencing racial segregation and learning to box while in West Germany.

John Artis, a longtime friend and caregiver, said Carter died in his sleep Sunday. Carter had been stricken with prostate cancer in Toronto, the New Jersey native’s adopted home.

Carter spent 19 years in prison for three murders at a tavern in Paterson, N.J., in 1966.

He was convicted alongside Artis in 1967 and again in a new trial in 1976.

Carter was freed in November 1985 when his convictions were set aside after years of appeals and public advocacy. His ordeal and Rubin Hurricane Carter Storythe alleged racial motivations behind it were publicized in Bob Dylan’s 1975 song “Hurricane,” several books and a 1999 film starring Denzel Washington, who received an Academy Award nomination for playing the boxer turned prisoner.

Movie The Hurricane (1999)The story of Rubin “Hurricane” Carter, a boxer wrongly imprisoned for murder, and the people who aided in his fight to prove his innocence.

Carter’s murder convictions abruptly ended the boxing career of a former petty criminal who became an undersized middleweight contender largely on ferocity and punching power.

“Hate made me a prisoner but love set me free.” QUOTE-Rubin Hurricane Carter

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Tila Tequila Pregnant With First Child

 Tila Tequila and Miss Tila, the Singaporean-born American model, television personality is pregnant…SCARY!

Tila Tequila PregnantAfter spending a little while under the radar, former reality star and reliably offensive quote machine Tila Tequila has found a new way to get the world’s attention — by pointing to her belly.

“Surprise!! I’m 10 weeks pregnant! I just couldn’t hold it in any longer as this brings me so much joy and happiness to know that there is a baby Tila on the way,” she posted on Facebook on Friday. She also has a new Twitter account, @babymamatila, where she showed off a photo of her newly protrusive abdomen.

The pregnancy announcement comes two days after another post declaring her sobriety: “I had to disappear for a while to get my act together and enjoy my newfound happiness with sober living! I am happy, healthy, glowing & growing these days!”

She is not divulging the identity of the father at this point.

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Country Singer Kevin Sharp Dies at 43

Singer Kevin Sharp, a country music hitmaker who became an unwearying advocate for children with chronic diseases, died Saturday at age 43.

Country Singer Kevin Sharp DiesAccording to the artist’s website, Sharp died of complications from “ongoing complications from past stomach surgeries and digestive issues.”

Born in Redding, Calif., Sharp grew up obsessed with sports and music. A high school football and basketball player, he sat out his senior seasons in both sports due to pain in his left leg. The cause of that pain turned out to be bone cancer, and after graduation he began experimental, debilitating chemotherapy and radiation treatments.

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“Four months into this new treatment, a woman I’d never seen before came to my bedside in the hospital,” Sharp wrote, in a 2006 story for Guideposts magazine. ” ‘I’m from the Make-A-Wish foundation,’ she said. ‘We’d like to fulfill a wish of yours. Going somewhere you’ve never gone. Doing something you’ve never done. Or meeting someone special. … You give me the name and we’ll do everything possible to make it happen.’ ”

Sharp realized that the Make-A-Wish foundation granted wishes to kids with life-threatening medical conditions, and he surmised that the woman thought that perhaps he was going to die. This realization was troubling, but not so much that he didn’t quickly give her the name of David Foster, who produced his favorite band, Chicago. Soon, Sharp was in Foster’s studio, attending a recording session and talking with Foster. Months later, doctors told Sharp that he’d beaten the cancer.

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Kris Jenner Packing Junk in her Trunk

Kardashian mom, Kris Jenner was seen out and about today sport a blue mini dress which can best be described as a fashion disaster.

Kris JennerKris,who  is known for being young-at-heart when it comes to her lifestyle and wardrobe obviously didn’t pass a mirror on her was out the door because…if she did she would have high tailed it to her closet and made a quick change. 

The 58-year-old raised eyebrows on Sunday, as she arrived at the California Community Church in Los Angeles wearing her blue mini dress and packing lots of junk in the trunk just like her daughter Kim.

Once inside the church Kris took the opportunity to whip out her camera phone and take a snap from inside.

She then posted a picture and message on Instagram, that read ‘Jesus is Lord. Thank you California Community Church… Happy Easter’

It has been a tough week for the Kardashian matriarch, who was rushed to a medical center in Thousand Oaks, California, last Wednesday by her estranged husband Bruce Jenner after experiencing severe discomfort.

Kris Jenner Trivia:

  • Was best friends with Nicole Brown Simpson at the time of Nicole’s death.
  • Mother-in-law of Lamar Odom, and Kris Humphries.
  • Daughter of Mary Houghton.
  • Grandmother of Mason Dash Disick, and Penelope Scotland Disick, and North West.
  • Longtime friend of Kathie Lee Gifford. Kathie Lee is the godmother of Kris’ daughters, Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner.
  • Former daughter-in-law of Arthur Kardashian.
  • Her first husband and father of her four older children, Robert Kardashian, died on September 30, 2003 of esophageal cancer at age 59.
  • She has an older sister, Karen, who was born in 1952.
  • She graduated from Clairemont High School in 1973.
  • She has English, and smaller amounts (to varying degrees) of Scottish, Irish, German, French, and Dutch, ancestry.
  • Gave birth to her 6th child at age 41, a daughter Kylie Kristen Jenner (aka Kylie Jenner) on August 10, 1997. Child’s father is her 2nd husband, Bruce Jenner.
  • Gave birth to her 1st child at age 23, a daughter Kourtney Mary Kardashian (aka Kourtney Kardashian) on April 18, 1979. Child’s father is her now late ex-1st husband, Robert Kardashian.
  • Gave birth to her 2nd child at age 24, a daughter Kimberly Noel Kardashian (aka Kim Kardashian) on October 21, 1980. Child’s father is her now late ex-1st husband, Robert Kardashian.
  • Gave birth to her 3rd child at age 28, a daughter Khloé Alexandra Kardashian (aka Khloé Kardashian) on June 27, 1984. Child’s father is her now late ex-1st husband, Robert Kardashian.
  • Gave birth to her 4th child at age 31, a son Robert Arthur Kardashian, Jr. (aka Rob Kardashian) on March 17, 1987. Child’s father is her now late ex-1st husband, Robert Kardashian.
  • Gave birth to her 5th child at age 39, a daughter Kendall Nicole Jenner (aka Kendall Jenner) on November 3, 1995. Child’s father is her 2nd husband, Bruce Jenner.
  • Gave birth to her 6th child at age 41, a daughter Kylie Kristen Jenner (aka Kylie Jenner) on August 10, 1997. Child’s father is her 2nd husband, Bruce Jenner.

Kristen Mary “Kris” Jenner (née Houghton, formerly Kardashian; born November 5, 1955) is an American television personality, business woman and author who has appeared on Keeping Up with the Kardashians, Kourtney and Khloé Take Miami, Khloé & Lamar, Kourtney and Kim Take New York, Good Morning America, The Talk, America’s Next Top Model and Kris.

Divorced from lawyer Robert Kardashian, she has been married to Bruce Jenner since 1991. She has four children with Robert (Kourtney, Kim, Khloé, and Robert) and two with Bruce (Kendall and Kylie Jenner). Jenner’s autobiography, Kris Jenner… and All Things Kardashian, was released on November 1, 2011.

Man Strangles Girlfriend and Taunts Family

‘She’s Dead. I Have The Last Laugh’: Man strangled girlfriend then callously text messaged her father to tell him he had killed her.

man arrested for killing girlfriendA 20-year-old Washington man is behind bars after allegedly strangling his girlfriend and then taunting her father through a text message to say that he killed her.

Gabriel Galan Navarro has been charged with first-degree murder for the death of  twenty-year-old Allison Leedy.  According to sources, Leedy had planned to leave Mr Navarro after three years because she was moving to California to study.

Officials say Navarro  strangled Leedy in their apartment and then sent text messages to her family members, including her father and younger sister, saying they turned Allison against him. Navarro then allegedly sent a text to  Allison’s father saying, ‘She’s dead. I have the last laugh.’

Navarro, also threatened to blow up the building and told authorities that he that he  had booby trapped his apartment with explosive gas.

Authorities were staked outside the building where the troubled man was held up.  He eventually surrendered and was taken into custody.

The prosecutor’s office charged Navarro in King County Superior Court with first-degree murder.

 

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