Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 8/26
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Former Secretary of State Colin Powell called the jury verdict that cleared the killer of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin “questionable” and urged President Barack Obama to speak more on issues of race during an interview that aired Sunday.
NAACP President Ben Jealous says he plans to turn over petitions with more than 1.7 million signatures calling on the Department of Justice to pursue charges against George Zimmerman for violating Trayvon Martin’s civil rights.
Well, we know Miley Cyrus won’t be snagging Juicy J’s twerking scholarship this year. In Sunday’s VMA performance with Robin Thicke, the singer attempted to twerk, but failed miserably. The facial expressions on the audience tells it all.
Apparently, Chris Brown feels that his life’s success and struggles deserve to be captured on the big screen. The singer took to Twitter to announce that the “Chris Brown Story” is coming soon. Somehow he was able to recruit the director, John Singleton, of the 1993 movie “Poetic Justice” to direct the film. Now we have to wonder if Rihanna will play herself or if he’ll cast a good look-a-like.
Adding diverse emoji symbols is the latest petition. One group is currently circulating it, requesting Apple to make the additions for the anticipated iOS7 that might come out this fall. Some say the blame should be placed on the Japanese market because they are the creators of the symbols.
With a new count of $52 million, the Lee Daniels film continues to dominate theaters. For the second weekend in a row, the film, which stars Oprah and Forest Whitaker, took the top spot, beating out newcomers “The Mortal Instruments” and “The World’s End.”
Khloe Kardashian has revealed that her NBA husband Lamar Odom is an avid drug user and has been throughout their marriage. His substance of choice? Cocaine. The reality starlet apparently kept his addiction a secret up until rumors about infidelity began to surface. According to TMZ, the basketball player had been missing for 72 hours over the weekend, but around 3 p.m. ET his rep says Odom is fine.
The actor, famous for his roles in “The Fast and the Furious” and “XXX” has earned a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame. Vin Diesel’s new movie, “Riddick” with Keri Hilson, comes out next Friday, Sept. 6.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, cable network Bounce TV presents “King: A Filmed Record…Montgomery to Memphis” on Wednesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m. ET. The documentary features historical footage from the march, as well as appearances by celebrities such as Bill Cosby and James Earl Jones. The network will also premiere footage of new interviews with Martin Luther King III.
Rap star “Fat Joe” has reported to federal prison in Florida to serve a 4-month sentence for tax evasion, according to the Associated Press. An attorney for the performer, whose real name is Joseph Cartagena, said his client surrendered Monday at a federal detention center in Miami.
A federal judge signed off Monday on a deal to dismiss a discrimination lawsuit against celebrity cook Paula Deen, according to the Associated Press. A civil lawsuit accusing the former Food Network star and her brother of race discrimination and sexual harassment was officially dismissed when U.S. District Court Judge William T. Moore Jr. in Savannah approved a deal reached by attorneys in the case last week.