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November 12, 2012

Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Will Most Likely Include Resignation And Jail Time

Jesse Jackson Jr. Plea Deal Will Most Likely Include Resignation And Jail Time

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A resignation from Congress and jail time are reportedly part of a tentative plea deal U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. (D-Ill.) is currently considering. CBS Chicago reported Saturday that veteran criminal defense attorney and former U.S. Attorney Dan Webb is negotiating a deal that tentatively includes the congressman pleading guilty to misusing campaign funds, resigning for health reasons, repaying any campaign contributions that went toward personal expenditures and — almost…

Papa John’s Pizza CEO Cuts Employees’ Hours To Avoid The Cost Of Obamacare

Papa John’s Pizza CEO Cuts Employees’ Hours To Avoid The Cost Of Obamacare

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Papa John’s CEO, John Schnatter, told his employees that he would start cutting their hours because Obama care costs his franchise too much money to provide health care coverage to all their employees that work over 30 hours. Those employees are insured by the company and by cutting their hours, Papa John’s no longer have to insure them under what he is calling a pricier plan, according to the Huffington…

Toni Braxton’s Trying To Sell 6-Bedroom Home To Avoid Forclosure

Toni Braxton’s Trying To Sell 6-Bedroom Home To Avoid Forclosure

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Toni  Braxton is putting her $1.1 million (11,400 square-foot) home up for sale before it gets lost to foreclosure, according to TMZ. She purchased the Duluth, Ga. crib (below) in 2004 for $1.5 million, but she missed at least 10 months of payments between 2004 and 2010.  She filed bankruptcy in efforts to try to save the property, however that did not work. Soon-to-be bank owned, the mansion includes 6-bedrooms,…

Meet History Maker Antron Brown: The First Black NHRA Champion

Meet History Maker Antron Brown: The First Black NHRA Champion

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This past Sunday in (Pomona) California, Antron Brown became the first black champion in any NHRA pro series when he won the Top Fuel title at the season-ending event, according to the Associated Press. Brown suffered minor burns to his hands when his engine popped in an opening-round loss during eliminations, then had to wait to celebrate his victory until the final, when teammate Tony Schumacher lost in a photo…

Swizz Beatz In Hot Water For Not Paying Unpaid State and Federal Taxes

Swizz Beatz In Hot Water For Not Paying Unpaid State and Federal Taxes

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New York tax officials have filed a demand against Kasseem Dean, AKA Swiss Beatz, for $98,246 in unpaid taxes from 2010. According to TMZ, Alicia Keys’ husband also owes $2.6 million to the Internal Revenue Service for federal tax debts. In 2010, Swizz Beatz was hit with a $652,727 lien for delinquent taxes stemming from 2008, but his lawyer insisted he was “negotiating an amicable resolution of the dispute.” Source

Move Over Carols’ Daughter, Oprah Is Starting Her Own Organic Food and Natural Beauty Products Company

Move Over Carols’ Daughter, Oprah Is Starting Her Own Organic Food and Natural Beauty Products Company

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Looks like media mogul Oprah Winfrey, 58, is delving into the world of organic products. Several applications to trademark ‘Oprah’s Organics,’ for bath soaps, sunscreen, massage oils, hair products, as well as organic salad dressings, frozen vegetables, soups, beverages and snack dips, were filed late last month according to the U.S. Patent and Trademark Organization. Applications for an ‘Oprah’s Farm’ trademark for a beverage and catering service, as well as…