Daily Archives: October 28, 2009
FOXX, LATIFAH, ARSENIO KICK OFF ‘GEORGE LOPEZ’, TSU DROPS TAVIS SMILEY’S NAME FROM BUILDING, LATINO IN AMERICA’ LESS WATCHED…
LATINO IN AMERICA’ LESS WATCHED
CNN’s two-day “Latino in America”
documentary series was not as big
of a ratings hit as its predecessor
“Black in America,” which drew 2.1
and 2.6 million total viewers in
its two part airing last summer,
and won the all-important 25-54
demographic both nights. According
to Nielsen, there was a 45% drop in
total viewers and a 67% drop in
TSU DROPS TAVIS SMILEY’S NAME FROM
As Indiana University prepares to
name an atrium after PBS host Tavis
Smiley, another institution of
higher learning has decided to
remove his name from a building on
its campus. Texas Southern says
Smiley hasn’t met obligation to
raise $1 million for communication
FOXX, LATIFAH, ARSENIO KICK OFF
George Lopez’s talk show “Lopez
Tonight” premieres Monday, Nov. 9
at 11 p.m. on TBS with NBA great
Kobe Bryant, Ellen DeGeneres and
Eva Longoria-Parker of “Desperate
Housewives” among the guests for
the first week.
The BET Hip Hop Awards aired last night and they were “blah” to me this year. Way too many performances by Gucci (He’s doing his thing indeed). My highlight was the “Break UP” performance followed by Gucci’s “Wasted” featuring Plies.
(3:49 mark) Is that a Sobriety PSA by Gucci??? “On a serious note, I’m taking my sobriety very serious“. I’m done.
(3:19 mark) Plies hits the stage and his “goon” chain breaks shortly afterwards. C’mon son! (c) Ed Lover.
“Everybody just got ate. Nicki Minaj is the best female rapper alive”
Via Drake on twitter after watching her appearance in a cypher with Buckshot, Crown Royyal & Joe Budden. Nicki’s theatrics while she freestyles kills me every time.
Columbia, South Carolina —- United States Attorney W. Walter Wilkins and Rodney G. Benson, Special Agent in Charge (SAC) of the Atlanta Field Division (AFD) of the Drug Enforcement Administration, announced today that 14 people were indicted for conspiring to distribute illegal drugs in South Carolina. The case is part of Project Coronado, a coordinated, nationwide operation targeting the La Familia Cartel announced earlier today by United States Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr. The La Familia Cartel, based in Michoacan, Mexico, is suspected of importing and distributing crystal methamphetamine and cocaine throughout the United States. The 44-month investigation has resulted in 1,200 arrests across the country, with 303 individuals arrested in a sweep that began yesterday. During the two-day operation alone, $3.4million in cash, 109 vehicles, and 144 weapons were seized, along with 729 pounds of methamphetamine, 62 kilograms of cocaine, and 967 pounds of marijuana.
Indicted in the South Carolina case are:
ARMANDO RAMIREZ, age 34, of Ladson;
RAMIRO SANCHEZ-GAYTAN, age 28, of Ladson;
ORLANDO SANCHEZ-RAMIREZ, age 22, of Ladson;
ROSARIO REYES, age 31, of Ladson;
FRANCISCO SERRANO, age 33, of Summerville;
JUAN MELO-REYES, age 35, of Summerville;
RUFINO SANTO LOPEZ, age unknown, of North Charleston;
JUAN CARLOS RAMIREZ, age 28, of North Charleston;
CHARLES WILLARD ROBERTS, age 64, of Moncks Corner;
ROSENDO TORRES, age 51, of Los Angeles, California;
MARTINA ESPINOZA-RAMIREZ, age 32, of Atlanta;
DOMINGO JAIMES, age 45, of Atlanta; and
CAMILO FERREL HERNANDEZ, age 29, of Atlanta.
The 13 named individuals were charged in a seven-count Superseding Indictment with conspiring to possess with intent to distribute and distribute five kilograms or more of cocaine, five grams or more of cocaine base, 50 grams or more of methamphetamine, and 500 grams or more of a mixture containing methamphetamine, all in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 846, as well as possessing with intent to distribute and distributing cocaine, methamphetamine, and crack cocaine, in violation of Title 21, United States Code, Section 841. A 14th female was also indicted in the case, but her identity has not yet been determined.
Appearing in federal court in Charleston this morning were defendants Ramiro Sanchez-Gaytan, Orlando Sanchez-Ramirez, Rosario Reyes, Juan Melo-Reyes, and Charles Willard Roberts. United States Magistrate Judge Robert S. Carr ordered that these defendants remain in custody until a detention hearing is held next Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Armando Ramirez and Francisco Serrano were apprehended in Kansas City, and were detained to be transported back to South Carolina. Domingo Jaimes and Camilio Ferrel Hernandez are currently incarcerated in Atlanta and will likewise be brought to South Carolina to faces the charges against them. Agents are continuing to locate the remaining defendants.
SAC Benson stated, “Today through Project Coronado we have impacted La Familia Michoacana, a violent poly-drug organization with cells located throughout the United States. These arrests and indictments reflect a coordinated effort by local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies joining together to target and dismantle this organization responsible for distributing cocaine and methamphetamine into our streets.”
Mr. Wilkins stated, “These charges are a direct result of the combined efforts of the federal, state, and local agents serving on the Organized Crime and Drug Enforcement Task Force herein South Carolina. These dedicated agents are committed to identifying and dismantling drug smuggling operations that seek to do business here. I want to thank each law enforcement agency that supported the Task Force in this investigation, and to commend the agents that worked tirelessly to bring these defendants to face justice.”
The maximum penalty each defendant faces is life imprisonment and a fine of $4 million dollars.
Posted By: FEDS TV Staff
50 Cent Speaks To BBC’s Evan Davis About Overcoming Your Fears To Get Ahead In Business & On Losing Money?
BBC Radio 4′s Today presenter Evan Davis speaks to 50 Cent about how overcoming your fears can help you get ahead in business. 50′s book, The 50th Law is currently on the New York Times Best Seller’s List and is available at book stores everywhere. His new album “Before I Self Destruct” drops November 23rd.
50 CENT LOSING MONEY?
…but who isn’t nowadays. Even 50 Cent, who recently ran up a $123,000 bar tab in the UK, has been hit by the recession. He says it’s so bad that he can’t even buy diamonds as regularly as he used to. He even has to sell old pieces before he buys new ones. But 50 isn’t letting the credit crunch get him down … that’s just how the game goes … he says “If you don’t lose money in this recession it means you didn’t have enough to start off with. Sure, I lost a few million but that’s because I have so much.”
Looks like Luda may have a new squeeze in Oscar nominated actress Taraji P. Henson. The two have been spotted at events and spent this weekend together in DC celebrating Howard Universities homecoming (Taraji is an alumni). Word is they shared a luxury suite while in town. I think they look good together. Also shout out to Luda for flexing some political muscle, while in DC he hosted a fundraising dinner for his charity before flying back to Atlanta to help Kasim Reed become mayor of The (original) A.
Andre Agassi was a crystal meth user in 1997.
In a tweet he since deleted, a Sport Illustrated employee dropped a bomb Tuesday morning.
@richarddeitsch: Book excerpt from Andre Agassi in the forthcoming SI: He admits to taking crystal meth during his career.
The book, “Open: An Autobiography” will be excerpted in People and Sports Illustrated this week. It’s out November 9.
Since then, a publicist for Random House confirmed the news. “Those excerpts contain revelations about Andre’s use of crystal meth when he was a tennis player,” said Paul Bogaards, director of media relations at Knopf, a division of Random House. Agassi used in 1997.
The official publisher’s description does not mention drugs:
From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.