Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 7/31
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A federal appeals court says Oscar Grant’s father can sue the Northern California transit officer who shot and killed his son on a train platform, according to the Associated Press.
The former NFL star was granted parole on some of his 2008 convictions for kidnapping and armed robbery involving the holdup of two sports memorabilia dealers at a Las Vegas hotel room. But he may still face jail time for other charges.
Before you get too excited, the neighborhood watch volunteer was pulled over for speeding. He admitted to having a handgun in the car, but was simply given a warning. SMH. George Zimmerman, when will you learn?!
The veteran publicist is the new president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She is the first woman to hold the post in three decades and the first African-American president in the academy’s history. You go, girl!
Is there a such thing as too much Denzel? Yeah, we didn’t think so either. At the premiere for his new movie “2 Guns,” the actor discussed a return to theatre in a revival of Lorraine Hansberry’s “A Raisin in the Sun.” Will you check him out on the stage?
Looks like Rihanna has won her case against clothing retailer Topshop. The UK company was selling her t-shirts with RiRi’s face, but without her permission. That’s a no-no. The judged ruled in favor of the singer because he believed buyers had tricked into believing the superstar had authorized the sale.
Braxton lost the copyright to another sad love song. Actually, make that 27. When the “Unbreak My Heart” singer was unsuccessful in her bid to buy back her best hits for $20,000 after they went up for sale earlier this month, the songs were sold elsewhere.
The original Queen Bee is set to release a memoir about her time in federal prison called “The Price of Royalty.” No word on a release date just yet, but we can’t wait to hear all the dirt.
Word to the wise: Don’t rhyme about real crimes you’ve committed. Rapper Twain Gotti aka Antwain Steward learned that the hard way. The Virginia musician was recently charged with a double homicide that dated back 2007, after basically confessing to the crime in his rap lyrics.