Daily Archives: December 26, 2009
The fake celebrity death circuit takes no breaks for public holidays, and this Christmas the hot rumor has Eminem dead in a car crash.
According to the rumor, “Eminem died this morning in a terrible car crash” The rumor claims that Eminem was using a cell phone that distracted him, causing him to swerve into the path of an oncoming truck.
The rumor goes on to claim that the rapper “died from bleeding to death” after being admitted to hospital. The rumor also quotes a doctor on the death, and claims that MTV is showing a special on his career tonight.
We’re only scoring the Eminem died rumor a 3/10; car crashes are very much a standard fake celebrity death rumor, although the quotes and cell phone aspects are somewhat original.
For the record, Eminem has not died, Eminem is not dead, end of story.
UPDATE: Sources tell TMZ the alleged victim is Sheen’s wife, Brooke Mueller. Sheen’s publicist, Stan Rosenfield, says, “Do not be mislead by appearance. Appearance and reality can be as different as night and day. It would benefit everyone not to jump to any conclusion.”
Charlie Sheen was arrested yesterday in Aspen, Colorado for an alleged domestic violence incident and is being held in jail without bond.
Police responded after a 911 call was made at 8:34 AM on Friday. When cops arrived, they arrested the 44-year-old “Two and a Half Men” star for felony second degree assault, felony menacing and criminal mischief, a misdemeanor. Cops say all three charges are “coupled with a domestic violence component.”
The name of the victim was not disclosed.
An ambulance arrived on scene, but the alleged victim was not transported.
Sheen will stay in the Pitkin County Jail until he appears before a judge — his court date has not been set.
Also, Colorado law mandates a protective order between someone arrested of domestic violence and the alleged victim.
Mary J. Blige punched husband Kendu Isaacs in the face at her record release party at club M2 Tuesday night. The singer slugged Isaacs, drawing blood, after she thought he was flirting with a waitress. “She turned to him and was screaming, ‘You’re not going to ruin my night,’ ” our witness says. “They got up in each other’s faces before someone tried to separate them, at which point she shoved the guy aside, pulled back and popped [Isaacs] in the face.” The source said Blige, Isaacs and their entourage were whisked through a door to the attached club Pink, which was closed. Our witness relates, “She was yelling at him, ‘What are you gonna do, Chris Brown me?’ Four of her bodyguards and two of the club’s kept them apart.” Isaacs was kicked out. Blige went to the bathroom to fix her hair and makeup, but soon fled, creating an uncomfortable scene for partygoers Jay-Z, Beyoncé and Busta Rhymes. Her rep said only, “People lie and don’t know what they’re talking about.”
R&B singer Keyshia Cole made Christmas happen for a group of foster children in her hometown, and personally delivered the gifts to ActsFullGospel Church in East Oakland, CA and posed for a couple of pictures.
Manny Pacquiao Planning Lawsuit Against Floyd Mayweather & Promotion Company Over Steroid Allegations…
BoxingNews24: Last night it was learned that World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao plans on suing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Floyd Sr. and Golden Boy Promotions for false accusations related to Pacquiao using performance enhancing drugs. Regardless of whether the suit is eventually thrown out or not or ends up sticking, this may be the final nail in the coffin for the proposed mega fight. It’s hard to imagine that the Mayweather and Pacquiao fight will take place now with a lawsuit weighing them down. If Pacquiao is dead certain on suing the Mayweathers, it’s highly unlikely the bout will be repairable.
However, even if Pacquiao is successful in suing the Mayweathers and Golden Boy, it’s not likely that Manny will get anywhere near the money he would have gotten if he had simply just fought Floyd instead of suing him.
In a press release from Pacquiao’s team, Manny says the following: “Now, I say to Floyd Mayweather Jr., don’t be a coward and face me in the ring, mano-a-mano and shut your big, pretty mouth, so we can show the world who is the true king of the ring.”
So on one half, Pacquiao is suing Mayweather and his father for defamation and on the other hand, Pacquiao still wants to fight Floyd. However, Pacquiao won’t agree to take the random Olympic style drug tests that Mayweather is asking for. That combination isn’t likely going to get Mayweather in the ring anytime soon unless I miss my guess.
This is all pretty silly if you ask me. With the huge amount of money that is on the line for the fight, Pacquiao, Mayweather and their promoters need to find an alternative to the drug testing so that the bout can be made. I wouldn’t advise Pacquiao to press the legal case if he’s serious about wanting to fight Mayweather because the two don’t go together.
If that’s really want Pacquiao wants to do, then so be go ahead. However, he may just be killing any chance of a fight Mayweather in doing so. This isn’t just money. This is about both fighters’ legacies. Pacquiao can continue to fight, but if there’s few fighters that can compare to Mayweather, that will hurt Pacquiao’s legacy by not fighting him.