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Archive - Aug 2011 - Blog entry

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August 29th

Blog: Cedric Benson, Javaris Crittenton

Cedric Myron Benson (born December 28, 1982) is an American football running back for the Cincinnati Bengals of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears fourth overall in the 2005 NFL Draft. He played college football for the University of Texas at Austin.

On July 17, 2011, Cedric Benson was arrested in Austin, Texas for a misdemeanor charge of assault causing bodily injury to a family member. He was sentneced to 20 days in jail and ordered to pay a $4,000 fine.

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Javaris Cortez Crittenton (born December 31, 1987) is an American professional basketball player who played for Los Angeles Lakers & Washington Wizards.

On August 26, 2011, Javaris Crittenton was charged with the August 19 murder of Jullian Jones, a 22-year-old mother of four. Atlanta police indicated that Jones was not the intended target; they believe that Crittenton was targeting a person who robbed him in April 2011. Jones was shot in the leg and died during surgery. Crittenton was arrested by the FBI in John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California on August 29.

August 26th

Joe Son, "Austin Powers" actor, convicted of torture in rape case

An actor who had a small part in the movie "Austin Powers" has been convicted of torture in connection with the 1990 Christmas Eve gang rape of a woman in Orange County. Joseph Hyungmin Son was found guilty Thursday of one felony count of torture in connection with the attack.

Joe Son initially was charged with multiple sexual assault and kidnapping counts, but many of those charges were dropped in part because the statute of limitations had expired

Joseph Hyungmin Son (born November 22, 1970) is an American actor, and mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.  Son retired from MMA with a record of 0–4.  Son was also Kimo Leopoldo's manager at UFC 3.

Son was found guilty of one felony count of torture on August 25, 2011. Prosecutors say Son and an accomplice pulled the victim into a car on Christmas Eve in 1990 and drove her toward Huntington Beach as they beat her with a gun and raped her. The investigation had gone cold until Son was required to provide a DNA sample in 2008 in connection with a vandalism sentence. He faces a maximum sentence of 15 years to life in state prison.

August 23rd

Potenza, Jimmy Kimmel's Uncle Frank, dies 77

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"It is with great sadness that the staff and crew of 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' mourn the loss of 'Uncle Frank' Potenza," ABC said in a statement.

Aunt Chippy and Uncle Frank learn to draw

August 22nd

Jerry Leiber, Prolific Writer of 1950s Hits, Dies at 78

** As a team, they wrote about 200 songs.

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Jerry Leiber, the lyricist who, with his partner, Mike Stoller, wrote some of the most enduring classics in the history of rock ’n’ roll, including “Hound Dog,” “Yakety Yak,” “Stand By Me” and “On Broadway,” died on Monday in Los Angeles. He was 78.

The cause was cardio-pulmonary failure...

August 17th

Blog: Gerard Depardieu & Christine O'Donnell

Gerard Depardieu urinates in plane cabin

On August 16, 2011, a French actor Gerard Depardieu was refused access to the toilet on a plane and urinated on the floor of a plane less than 15 minutes after departure

Christine O'Donnell bails on "Piers Morgan" to avoid gay questions

Brooklyn Rapper Kampane Found Torched In An SUV In Jersey

The body of a 33-year-old Brooklyn rapper was found torched and abandoned in the back of an SUV in New Jersey early yesterday. The remains of Rhian "Kampane" Stoute had been charred in multiple places in such a way that it took the Bergen County Medical Examiner most of the day to identify it.

KAMPANE - What You Drinking On (TEASER) feat Pebbelz Da Model

August 16th

Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' husband found dead

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Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Taylor Armstrong's estranged husband, Russell, was found dead of an apparent suicide Monday night at his Los Angeles home.

He was 47. 

August 13th

Stage collapses at Indiana State Fair before Sugarland concert, kills 4

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High winds caused the collapse of a stage at the Indiana State Fair on Sunday just before country duo Sugarland was set to take the stage for their headline performance, killing four and injuring 40, according to reports.

Update:

  • 5th person died a few days later. 
  • 6th person died almost a week later.
  • 7th person died Sunday 21st.

August 11th

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Johnny Van Zant Hospitalized

According to Skynyrd's website, Van Zant was again hospitalized on August 6th, 2011 at the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota due to complications from a previous surgery. According to the website, Van Zant had a "surgical site" infected with cellulitus which required both hospitalization and IV/Antibiotic Treatment. He began displaying signs of a staph infection and other symptoms related to the infection. The subesquent illness went on to cancel numerous shows the band had scheduled.

August 8th

Gavin DeGraw Hospitalized After Attack in NYC

On August 8th, 2011 DeGraw was hospitalized after being assaulted by several persons in New York City. Police say a group of men attacked DeGraw on a city street in New York City at 4:30am late Sunday night. He reportedly received a broken nose and cut to his face. After the attack DeGraw was rushed to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance and his status is currently being monitored.

Gavin Shane DeGraw (born February 4, 1977) is an American singer-songwriter and musician. He is probably most well-known for his songs "Chariot", "Follow Through", "I Don't Want to Be" (which is featured as the theme song for the TV drama One Tree Hill), and "In Love with a Girl."

Gavin DeGraw - Chariot

August 7th

Big Boi of OutKast arrested on drug charges in Miami

Sunday August 7, 2011 Antwan Patton (Big Boi of six times Grammy-winning duo OutKast) was returning from a cruise when a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement drug dog at the Port of Miami alerted officers. Patton was arrested and charged with illegal possession of controlled substances Viagra, ecstasy pills and MDMA powder. Patton was released from the Miami-Dade County jail on a $16,000 bond.

August 4th

Rowan Atkinson, Mr Bean, Recovering After Crashing Million $ Car

On 4 August 2011 Rowan Atkinson was involved in a single car collision in his McLaren F1 on the A605 at Haddon. Atkinson reportedly lost control of the car which crashed into a tree and then a lampost before catching fire. Atkinson suffered only a minor injury to his shoulder.

August 3rd

Fears grow for Meat Loaf's health

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He sparked worry amongst his fans when he fainted mid-performance during a concert in Pittsburgh last Thursday, and collapsed again after a gig in New Jersey on Sunday.

The 63-year-old singer passed out backstage following his set, and had to be given oxygen.