The legal battle between DMX and the IRS is over. So, the rapper’s lawyer Murray Richman and the artist himself can stop fearing the unknown.
The case, which goes back months, ended with the New York native heading to prison for a year for one count tax evasion. The verdict handed down is reportedly a lenient one, as prosecutors were aiming for the max sentence.
Just a few days into 2018 (Jan. 2), Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood star Alexis Skyy was rushed to the hospital due to unspecified complications after her water broke. Though the entire ordeal was very scary, the first-time mom stayed strong, updating her fans every step the way.
Now it seems that including thousands people in her personal life has backfired. Taking to social media, the star posted a heated message, revealing that someone called Child Protective Services on her.
Spectators and fans alike are getting Chris Brown/Rihanna flashbacks, as the “Privacy” singer has been spotted with his hands around a women’s throat. Photos the moment were sent to TMZ, throwing the star’s name in several unflattering headlines.
Though as far as fans are concerned, TMZ is in the wrong. After Chris and the unnamed female vehemently insisted that the pictures are misleading and that they were simply playing around, the outlet pushed the story anyway, leaving a bad taste in mouths.
“TMZ publishes photos Chris Brown with his hands around a woman’s neck, knowing that he and the woman in the photo are joking, (they confirmed this with the woman too),” wrote a Twitter user. “They know it’ll provoke a response against Chris Brown. Welcome to journalism in 2018.”
The historically Black college Howard University is in some hot water right now.
On Wednesday, it was announced that six employees have been fired following an investigation misappropriated financial aid funds.
Howard University president Wayne A.I. Frederick made the announcement amidst a whistleblower’s Medium.com post, which has since been taken down. The post claimed that former financial aid administrators have received nearly $1 million in financial aid funds between 2013 and 2017, exceeding the amount permitted by law.
By Wayne’s account, reports money misappropriation came to him in December 2016, according to Fox5. Thus, an internal investigation began, and Frederick said auditors completed and reported their work in May 2017.
“The investigation found that from 2007 to 2016, University grants were given to some University employees who also received tuition remission,” said the statement.
The report went on to say that for some, the University grants and tuition remission exceed the total cost attendance, thus some individuals received “inappropriate refunds.”
Frederick didn’t say the exact amount.
The grants came from the university itself to help low-income students pay tuition. None the grants were federal or donor funds, according to Frederick.
Now that it’s known that people were getting money they weren’t supposed to, Twitter has a lot to say. According to the now deleted Medium report, a Tyrone Hankerson is one the student employees who was getting excess funds — $429,612 to be exact.
Swipe through for more scathing reactions to this HU debacle.
Let’s face it, some us are either punctually challenged or chronically late.
And if you’re enrolled in a school, you know teachers and pressor can be harsh when it comes to showing up late.
Well one teacher apparently wants to teach his students a lesson and give them a workout by making them dance whenever they’re tardy to class. At Keiser University Tampa, Brandon Goderich came ready when he was late and he brought some Miami flavor with him. Check it out below.
Brandon’s moves to DJ Chipman‘s “Stick It and Roll It” eventually went viral, gaining over 9 million views on Twitter.
But this isn’t the first time Brandon was sticking it and rolling it for the class. He tweeted out another video a previous time he was late.
Brandon is obviously a proud tardy member. He even gave a story how he conjured up his “late playlist” full 305 hits.
Mr. Goderich might be late, but he’s always ready.
Do you remember Devon Sawa, the actor who played Stan in Eminem‘s famous music video the same name? Well, not much has changed since 2000—all these years later he was caught stanning, this time for Christina Aguilera, and Twitter has been having a ball with it.
So what’s Stan been up to these days? Hit the flip to find out.
One guy was not about to let the police take him alive, so he conjured up his inner most James Bond, Ethan Hunt, and Indiana Jones to dodge 5-0 like the plague.
Michael Maldonado was arrested on Monday during a traffic stop and was brought to Porter County jail in Indiana. When the squad car entered the building’s garage, Maldonado must’ve scoped the scene because when it was time to put the pedal to the metal, he was ready.
Peep the video below and make sure you wait till the end for the great escape.
Here it is again at a different angle starting at 1:13.
According to The Times, Michael wasn’t secured properly in the vehicle and that’s why he was able to maneuver out the car and dodge underneath the garage door in such epic fashion.
This wasn’t even the first time he tried to escape the police. When he was arrested the first time, cops had to restrain him then too. A glass crack pipe and hypodermic needle fell from his clothes during the traffic stop search, and he tried to make a run for it only to be subdued with a stun gun.
Then he was handcuffed and tried to make a run for it AGAIN.
So they had to put him in hobble restraints.
You can’t blame the man for having vision.
Michael’s freedom didn’t last long. His garage door escape was the last straw and he was eventually caught on Tuesday.
He ended up being booked on a felony escape charge as well as felony counts unlawful possession a syringe and resisting law enforcement from his previous arrest. They even stacked some misdemeanor counts on Michael, including driving with a suspended license.
No wonder he was on the run.
Well in any case…when it comes to stories citizens vs. the law, Michael’s name will definitely be remembered.
We all love a good conspiracy theory, until it completely changes the way you view everything you ever loved in life. Especially things so sacred as childhood cartoons.
Oftentimes, the most bizarre theories have some truth to them if you really think about it. We’re not saying believe these theories but — stay woke.
Each SpongeBob SquarePants character represents one the seven deadly sins. Patrick is sloth; Squidward is wrath; Mr. Krabs is greed; Plankton is envy (hence the green); Gary is gluttony; Sandy is pride(her love for Texas); and SpongeBob is lust.
Some say that Angelica imagined all the babies because she was lonely and had a neglectful, workaholic mother. Tommy was stillborn; Chuckie died in a car cash; and the DeVilles had an abortion. Allegedly.
Magic School Bus
The Magic School Bus kids grew up to become the characters on Captain Planet.
Hey Arnold is actually about Helga. We know way more about her life than we do Arnold’s. Plus the name the show is a direct quote from her — “Hey, Arnold!” She’s also the only character on the show with scenes delivering lengthy speeches.
Pinky And The Brain
Pinky was actually the smart one, not Brain. Each episode pretty much features Brain coming up with a plan to take over the world, and when Pinky tries to give legitimate input, Brain just brushes him f. Then everything goes wrong because Brain didn’t listen to Pinky.
In one episode, Brain goes on a game show and loses on a question that Pinky had the answer to. Later on in the show, we see that Pinky can read, and Brain can barely write his name.
The Conners returned to TV yesterday in the highly anticipated Roseanne reboot, but the 2018 version the show may be a little too controversial for Roseanne‘s fans. After finding out that Barr’s character is a Trump supporter, there was a lot pushback with many viewers vowing to drop the show like a bad habit. Others say Trump support is a reality that should be addressed.
Hit the flip to see what Roseanne had to say about Trump in an interview with The NY Times this week and let us know if you’ll be tuning in.
DMX‘s lawyer thinks it’s a good idea for the rapper’s music to be played during his next court hearing, in an effort to score some leniency with the judge.
X is due to be sentenced in a hearing in Manhattan on Thursday for tax evasion charges and somehow, his lawyer think’s playing “Slippin’” and “Convo’” may help the judge to “understand DMX] genuinely in his voice”.
If that doesn’t work out well for them, then maybe the judge sympathy in her heart after watching this toddler do the dishes while rapping DMX’s hit song “Party Up.”
Much the nation is absorbed by Cardi B at the moment. As somewhat a “Kardashian” figure in hip-hop, her every move is captured as people consistently make speculations about her life. While herself and partner Offset have both denied rumors a pregnancy, the evidence continues to weigh against their dismissals. With talks originally stemming from a Super Bowl weekend event where the star’s team told staffers she could not drink because her pregnancy, the better part the year has included Cardi B gossip.
Some sources have claimed to have seen a legitimate baby bump on the rapper at the Wendy Williams show while the most recent rumor is that the “Bodak Yellow” rapper is planning to announce the news soon. TMZ may have beat her to it, catching her at a video shoot wearing increasingly baggy dresses in the stomach area. You’ll remember that Cardi wore several poy dresses at the iHeartRadio Awards, churning the rumor mill further. Her choice outfits, which regularly includes skintight get-ups, has gotten much baggier around her midsection, as seen in the flowing yellow dress she has on in the photos.
While she may be telling the truth in denying her pregnancy by telling her fans to let her “get fat in peace,” many signs are pointing to her giving birth to a mini Offset in the near future. Check out the photos here and let us know your thoughts.
The Naismith Basketball Hall Fame class 2018 will ficially be announced at a Final Four news conference this weekend in San Antonio, but the names some inductees have already been announced. According to ESPN, the 2018 Basketball Hall Fame class will be headlined by Grant Hill, Jason Kidd and Steve Nash.
Hill, selected third overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 1994 NBA Draft, was a two-time national champion and two-time All-American at Duke, but injuries limited him during his 19-year NBA career. Still, he made seven All-Star teams and was named to the All-NBA first team during the 1996-97 season.
Jason Kidd, the 1994-95 NBA Rookie the Year, also played in the NBA for 19 years which included an NBA title with the Dallas Mavericks in 2011, five All-NBA first team selections and four All-Defensive first team selections. The 10x All-Star ranks second in assists all-time and third in career triple-doubles.
Nash, an 8x All-Star, made the All-NBA first team three times during his 18-year career with the Phoenix Suns, Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Lakers. He ranks third all-time in assists and is one 12 players to win two MVP awards.
In addition to those three legends, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Maurice Cheeks will also be inducted into the Hall Fame in 2018. Other finalists for induction into the Hall Fame are Ray Allen, Chris Webber, Charles “Lefty” Driesell and Rudy Tomjanovich, among others.
A Tribe Called Quest are marking their return with a odyssey in space. It’s almost fitting that a send-f to space marks their return and last video as a group, all in one shot. We Got It from Here… Thank You 4 Your Service is destined to be the group’s final bow. The group was able to source posthumous material from their brother Phife Dawg, as well as contributions from hip hop’s elite i.e. Andre 3000, Kendrick Lamar, Busta Rhymes, Kanye West, and even Elton John who fancies himself a groovy person for all intents and purposes.
The video, directed by Warren Fu, places Q-Tip on a space exodus, or rather as a captive space invaders. The video is imbued with political imagery, as vintage photos Muhammad Ali and Rosa Parks come into view as a reminder the racial struggles current and past. Q-Tip and Jarobi deliver a spoken word performance at a cross-section in the story:
“They’d rather lead us to the grayest water poison deadly smog/ Mass un-blackening, it’s happening, you feel it y’all?/ Rather see we in a three-by-three structure with many bars/ Leave us where we are so they can play among the stars,”
The video ends with a heartfelt eulogy for Phife Dawg. A Tribe Called Quest album or song would have been nil without his presence.