(CNN) — A fence collapsed during rapper Snoop Dogg’s concert in New Jersey, leaving
(CNN) — A fence collapsed during rapper Snoop Dogg’s concert in New Jersey, leaving
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Big Sean still has a chance to get the jewelry and unreleased music back that was stolen from his home. We have learned the thieves left a clue.
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Classic California west coast groove from Warren G
Bloggers note: This is an update to a previous report: (Click here to read)
Dr. Dre and Jimmy Iovine’s reported blockbuster $3.2 billion deal with electronics giant Apple includes incentives that would give the duo senior positions at the company, reports Wall Street Journal. The specifics of the jobs the two music moguls will take on have Continue reading
Snoop Lion has some choice words for L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling
Bloggers note: For years I’ve been keeping tabs on Sterling and his racist views and its about time they come to the fore front
As I was taking in the 2014 NBA playoffs (Go Raptors), I got into a heated debate about who is the best point guard in the league. Clearly I was right in choosing Chris Paul.
The pretty young lady I was arguing with said “I understand you like Chris Paul, I just hate the fact that he plays for Donald Sterling”
Then it hit me…
New Visuals from Ty Dolla $ign Ft. Juicy J. From the EP “Beach To House” Release date, January 21, 2014
It has seemed that for an eternity, The LA Lakers have owned the city of Angels. The 16 championships. The number of legends that played for the storied franchise such as Elgin Baylor, Jerry West, Magic Johnson, Wilt Chamberlain, Kobe Bryant, Shaquille O’Neal, Gail Goodrich, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar….Well you get the picture.
Only the Boston Celtics have raised more. The Lakers, however have entered an unfamiliar territory that they are generally not accustomed to: Rebuilding
After the summer of 2013 free agency, Dwight Howard left to join the Houston Rockets, leaving the Lakers with two past their prime superstars in Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash. Nash is injury prone at this stage of his career. Kobe Bryant suffered a devastating Achilles injury and may not return to form
The other NBA team in Los Angeles meanwhile is experiencing a renaissance. After years of being one of the most laughing stocks in sports, things have changed. In case you’re wondering the name of the other basketball franchise in Los Angeles is known as the LA Clippers.
The clippers own arguably the best point guard in the NBA (Chris Paul), A coach with a Larry O’Brien championship (Doc Rivers) an ultra athletic front court (Deandre Jordan, Blake Griffin) and a supporting cast of role players and long range shooters. The time is now for the Clippers to take centre stage
Doc Rivers recently sent a message that there is a “new” team in town. He made an executive decision to cover up the Lakers’ championship banners and retired jersey numbers at Staples during a recent preseason game replacing them with giant posters of players Chris Paul, Blake Griffin, DeAndre Jordan, Jamal Crawford, Matt Barnes, Jared Dudley and J.J. Redick which raised the ire of one of the newer Lakers, shooting guard Nick Young
“He can do that?” Young said “For real? That’s disrespectful. We got to talk to Doc. He can’t have that. We got to do something about that.”
“That’s a lot of pull y’all are giving Doc,” Young said, somewhat facetiously. “I think he shouldn’t come in and have so much pull like that. He’s got to earn his keep.”
It’s quite obvious that the Lakers are bleeding in the Pacific Ocean and the Clippers are the Great white Shark who smell blood in the water and are going after their prey. The Lakers as assembled have no shot of winning a championship. They may not even make the playoffs. The Clippers will be in the playoffs, it’s just a matter of what seed.
Now is the perfect time to go for the kill. The Clippers should use this and every opportunity going forward to raise their profile and brand in L.A. or even go as for as burying the Lakers into the proverbial corner that they (The Clippers) once existed in.
With the lakeshow’s depleted roster, shaky management and diminishing prestige the time is now for the Clippers……The only thing the Lakers have going forward is cap space.
Attack with no mercy.
New visuals form the Grammy Award winning producers Midi Mafia featuring Los Angeles born and bred singer-songwriter Eric Bellinger.
Less than a week before Lamar Odom‘s DUI arrest early Friday, the NBA veteran was involved in a three-car collision on the same freeway.
The crash was not reported to authorities, but Los Angeles Times reporter Adolfo Flores said his car was rear-ended by another vehicle hit by Odom’s white Mercedes on Saturday. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. near the Gower Street exit on the southbound side of the 101 Freeway, Flores said.
Flores said he got out of his car after the crash to exchange insurance information with the other drivers. When he asked Odom for his information, he said, the 6-foot-10 forward — who most recently played with the Clippers and is now a free agent — asked why he needed it. Flores said he told Odom he needed the information because they were in a car accident, to which Odom replied: “It doesn’t even look that bad.”
Flores said his car and the car in the middle of the chain-reaction accident sustained moderate damage to their bumpers. Odom’s car had damage near its driver’s side headlight, Flores said, but it was not clear if the damage was from Saturday’s accident.
After Flores finished obtaining information from Odom’s insurance form, he said he tried to hand it back to the basketball player three times, but he wouldn’t take it. Flores said he then asked if Odom wanted him to keep the document.
“No, I need it to drive,” Odom said, before finally taking the form, Flores recalled.
After exchanging their information, the three drivers went on their separate ways. The third driver could not be reached for comment.
Odom’s agent, Jeff Schwartz, did not return calls for comment.
Odom, 33, was arrested on suspicion of DUI early Friday after a California Highway Patrol officer observed him driving erratically on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley, CHP Officer Leland Tang said.
CHP officials said Odom was in a white Mercedes sports utility vehicle eastbound on the 101 near Sepulveda Boulevard just before 4 a.m. when he was spotted driving below freeway speeds, at about 50 mph.
A CHP report notes that Odom was driving in a “serpentine manner.” He showed signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and failed a field sobriety test, according to the CHP.
At the Van Nuys jail, Odom refused all chemical tests and was booked without incident, Tang said. Because Odom refused the chemical test, Tang said, his driver’s license will be suspended for a year.
“He did the one thing you should never not do: refuse the chemical tests,” Tang said.
Drivers suspected of DUI may refuse to take tests in the field, but once they are at a police station, they are required to take a chemical test. If they refuse, they lose their driving privileges for a year.
By obtaining a California driver’s license, drivers consent to have their breath, blood or urine tested if they are arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. A driver does “not have a right” to consult a lawyer beforehand, according to the California Department of Motor Vehicles.
“If you refuse to submit to any of the tests, your driving privilege may be suspended because of your refusal,” according to the department’s handbook. It adds: “Even if you change your mind later and agree to a test, and your BAC [blood alcohol content] measures 0.01% or higher … your driving privileges may be suspended for both reasons.”
Odom was released Friday morning after spending about 3½ hours in jail.
An inventory of Odom’s SUV revealed no drugs, alcohol or other contraband, Tang added.
Odom has made headlines in recent weeks for alleged drug use, including reports last weekend that he was missing after a fight with his wife, Khloe Kardashian Odom.
His agent told ESPN that the basketball player was “not missing,” and a source told the outlet that Odom was at a Los Angeles hotel as friends tried to help him with a drug problem.
Kardashian Odom tweeted about the reports, saying it was “really hard to sit here and listen to people talk … about my family.”
If convicted of DUI, Odom would be required to submit to a mandatory evaluation by the director of the NBA’s anti-drug program, according to terms of the league’s collective bargaining agreement
Bloggers note: Here is why I dropped this article a little while back
Adult film sets throughout the Los Angeles area have shut down indefinitely after a porn actress tested positive for HIV, the trade association for the industry said on Thursday.
The actress, who works under the name Cameron Bay, has contracted the virus that causes AIDS, the Free Speech Coalition said in a press release.
The trade group said film producers called a moratorium on production late on Wednesday and that filming would not resume until all of Bay’s partners are notified and tested.
The incident comes amid continued opposition on the part of many companies that produce adult films to a recently enacted law in Los Angeles County that requires porn actors to use condoms on the set.
The multibillion-dollar adult film industry is centered in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles.
Michael Weinstein, head of the Los Angeles-based AIDS Healthcare Foundation and a backer of the condom law, said he suspects that Bay contracted the virus on a set.
Last month, he said, the actress tested negative for HIV, and this month, she tested positive. In one film that she worked on between the tests, it appears that condoms were not used, Weinstein said.
“It’s a tragedy for her,” he said. “Obviously she was infected by someone.”
The industry group said there was “no evidence whatsoever” that Bay was infected on a set, or that others were exposed to the virus while performing sex scenes with her.
Bay said she planned to cooperate with public health officials as they try to track down her sex partners to find out who might have infected her, and whether she infected anyone.
“As difficult as this news is for me today, I am hopeful that no other performers have been affected,” Bay said in a statement. “I plan on doing everything possible to assist the medical professionals and my fellow performers.”
Criminal charges have been filed against 50 Cent for allegedly injuring an ex-girlfriend and destroying $7,100 in property during an altercation, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office said in a press release Wednesday.
The rapper, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, was charged with five criminal counts including one count of domestic violence and four counts of vandalism. He faces up to five years in jail and $46,000 in fines.
50 Cent and the woman, who was not identified, have a child together.
On June 23, the LAPD responded to a domestic violence call at a condo where the hip-hop star was allegedly damaging the property of the ex-girlfriend. The woman reportedly locked herself in the bathroom, but 50 Cent kicked open the door and kicked her causing an injury, the release said.
According to the release, officers saw broken chandeliers and furniture in the condo, as well as a ransacked bedroom closet and a broken lamp and TV.
“Regardless of perceived celebrity or notoriety, domestic violence is a serious crime and alleged perpetrators will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law by this office,” City Attorney Mike Feuer said in a statement. “We will continue to look out for the safety of all victims of domestic violence and seek justice for the alleged crimes.”
The arraignment is scheduled for July 22.
Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in a Los Angeles jail and four years of probation for a drunken driving case.
City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October.
Brown was on probation for another DUI case at the time.
The 44-year-old “New Edition” singer was ordered to report to jail March 20. He also was placed on four years of informal probation and will be required to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program.
Brown’s attorney Tiffany Feder had no immediate comment on the sentence.
The above is a map of Chatsworth California. Have you heard of it? Likely not Here is a brief understanding:
Chatsworth is a district of Los Angeles, California, United States; in the northwestern San Fernando Valley. The district is bordered by the Santa Susana Mountains and unincorporated Los Angeles County lands to the north, Porter Ranch to the northeast, Northridge to the east, West Hills, Canoga Park, and Winnetka to the south, and the Simi Hills, Ventura County, Simi Valley to the west. The nearby Chatsworth Peak in eastern Simi Hills overlooks the district.
I guess I didn’t get you attention. Let’s get a little deeper:
Chatsworth, California produces 85% of the world’s pornographic content. All of the top female talent agencies are located in or within the Chatsworth local radius. Female performers are flown or fly to Chatsworth to work in the adult industry. All of the world’s top male talents live or travel to Chatsworth California for work. Every major and minor adult DVD Company is in the local Chatsworth radius.— Shelley Lubben
Now I got you.
A simple relatively unknown district, produces the sex you want to see. It’s shown as the sex you want to have. If your significant other won’t engage in the acts depicted in porn, porn becomes your oasis. There is a reality however. Have you ever really took time to focus on the reality of the industry? The reality of what the performers deal with is deeper than you think.
Here are a few questions:
I could go on but I do believe that you get where I’m going. Those causes are supported because people don’t want to see others suffer and will boycott anything that supports the aforementioned…..but what about porn? Shouldn’t that be boycotted? What about the suffering that’s widely enjoyed by the consumer of porn? Here is a video and some key statistics: (Note the cause of death for each performer)
The pornography industry is a destructive, drug infested, abusive and sexually diseased industry which causes severe negative secondary effects on female and male adult industry workers.
Let’s Take a few things in perspective. The main attraction in the industry are women. They are generally young uneducated with little or no money. Once they get in they are now making large sums of money but at the cost of their mental and physical well being. This applies to the men as well but not as intense.
The actors and actresses are now asked to do sexual acts with other people who most of the time they are not attracted to. Imagine having to have sex with the creepy construction worker at the local condo development. It’s not just regular sex. Your anus gets pounded. Your deepthroated until you vomit. Double Penetration???? Those are just a few to say the least. These and other sexual acts take there toll on you both physically and mentally.
It is well known medical knowledge that the exchange of bodily fluids facilitates the spread of disease. Porn actors are constantly sick with colds, throat infections and STD’s as you can see above
How does one in the industry escape such strain? Drugs and alcohol. Drugs that are abused in the industry include Ecstasy, Cocaine, Marijuana, Xanax, Valium, Vicodin etc. Porn actors do drugs because they can’t deal with the way they’re being treated. Think about how we view them. Are you going to see a porn star when they are in town because you like their acting skills? No you want to tell him/her how bad you want to fuck them.
The combination of constant physical strain, drugs, STD’s, general illness and society scrutiny is overwhelming. Most porn actors leave the industry as basket cases
I’m not here to tell you to stop watching pornography. I’m not your mother or your father. I watch it too. This is just something to bring to light that when all the cameras turn off these are human beings….human beings that are punishing their bodies for a pay-cheque and your self gratification. Think about it when you check out the latest volume of “Nut on her grill”
Shoutout to Shelley Lubben for bringing this to the forefront
Kobe Bryant is moving up on yet another list. He passed John Havlicek (who had 10,513 field goals in his career) for 9th place on the list of career leaders in field goals made.
His jumper in the first quarter against the Washington Wizards on Friday night gave him 10,514 field goals made. Going into the game, he had 10,511 field goals made.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has the most career field goals in NBA history with 15,837. Kobe seems to be reaching a lot of milestones this season. Nearly two weeks ago, he became the fifth player in NBA history to reach 30,000 points.
Bryant also became the franchise’s all-time leader in steals in early November. Kobe Bryant is also the Lakers’ leader in games played, minutes played, field goals made and attempted, three-point field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, and, as mentioned earlier, steals.
If he stays healthy this season, he can catch Wilt Chamberlain and become the fourth all-time leading scorer in NBA history. Chamberlain has 31,419 points and going into Friday’s game against Washington, Kobe had 30,158 points.