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April 17, 2013

‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofs ‘Accidental Racist’

‘Saturday Night Live’ spoofs ‘Accidental Racist’

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In light of the firestorm of criticism surrounding Brad Paisley and LL Cool J’s new single “Accidental Racist,” Saturday Night Live decided to put their own spin on the situation. Watch the clip below of  LL Cool J (Kenan Thompson) and Brad Paisley (Jason Sudeikis) as they add a new verse to the track. source

Black Passengers Sue U.S. Airways for Discrimination

Black Passengers Sue U.S. Airways for Discrimination

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McCraig Warren and Miles Warren are suing US Airways for asking them to change out of their hoodies, jeans and baseball caps into slacks and a button-up shirt before boarding a first-class fight, reports Alternet.com. In a discrimination lawsuit filed Wednesday, the Warrens claim that an employee informed them of the dress-code when they tried to claim first-class tickets at the counter. Sharing their fears with fellow passenger Michael Heffernan…

Mother Outraged After Teacher Calls Her Daughter A Monkey

Mother Outraged After Teacher Calls Her Daughter A Monkey

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Minutes into the school day last Thursday, Deborah Perkins got a disturbing phone call from her 12-year-old daughter. “She was almost to tears on the phone,” recalled Perkins. Perkins’ daughter admitted she was talking during the morning announcements at JHS 234, which is not allowed, but it was the teacher’s attempt to quiet her down that struck a nerve. “She told me, ‘My teacher called me and asked me if…

Fox Pulls ‘Family Guy’ Episode After Boston Marathon Bombing

Fox Pulls ‘Family Guy’ Episode After Boston Marathon Bombing

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Fox network has pulled an episode of Seth MacFarlane’s “Family Guy” from websites in the wake of a viral parody clip that surfaced Tuesday, which joked about the Boston Marathon bombings. Per Reuters, a Fox representative confirmed that the episode in question, “Turban Cowboy,” has been yanked from both the network’s site and Hulu,. Executives have also reached out to YouTube to remove the episode from its video site. The…

Poisonous Letter Sent to President Obama

Poisonous Letter Sent to President Obama

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Secret Service officials say the letter tested positive for the poison ricin and was from the same sender who mailed the letter to Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) that also tested positive, NBC News reports. Federal officials told NBC News that they believe they know who sent the letters, but no arrest has been made. From the Hill: The Secret Service has acknowledged the letter addressed to President Obama contained a suspicious…

Billboard Music Awards Will Be Hosted By Tracy Morgan

Billboard Music Awards Will Be Hosted By Tracy Morgan

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Billboard announced Wednesday that the 44-year-old will host the awards show on May 19 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The former “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock” cast member says in a statement that he’s honored to host the show. Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Bruno Mars and Miguel will perform at the awards show. Prince will receive the icon award and will also hit the stage….

Beyonce New Voice Of Goodwill Stores

Beyonce New Voice Of Goodwill Stores

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Goodwill Industries International today announced that they’ll be partnering with Beyonce Knowles-Carter to raise awareness about their mission of transforming lives through the power of work. This announcement comes just as Beyonce gets ready to kick off The Mrs. Carter Show World Tour today in Serbia. Beyonce will help build awareness of Goodwill’s mission through in-concert education, social media campaigns and an online ticket auction where special ticket packages for…

Rihanna To Launch Her Own New M.A.C Cosmetics Line

Rihanna To Launch Her Own New M.A.C Cosmetics Line

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There’s been another RiRi sighting! But this time, it’s on a M.A.C lipstick! The popular singer has combined forces with M.A.C to launch her own M.A.C line of lipsticks starting with a red one inspired by Rihanna’s love for M.A.C’s Ruby Roo color. The first lip color, RiRi Woo, will be from her RiRi (Hearts) M.A.C line, which is scheduled to include three collections. “When you think of make-up, the…

Punching Tag Game Kills Missouri High School Student

Punching Tag Game Kills Missouri High School Student

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A high school freshman in Wellston, MO was killed Thursday due to a game of punching tag with a friend. The young man, Marquez Oliver, collapsed during his lunch hour at Normandy High School. School officials made attempts to resuscitate him but were unsuccessful. Oliver was brought to the hospital and declared dead several hours later. No indication has been made about what could have caused his sudden collapse. The…