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As always, Cory Booker is under a media microscope. Instead of focusing on the singleton’s sexuality which has been questioned heavily this week, this time it’s about a drug dealer named T-Bone referenced in many of the Newark mayor’s public speeches. Now, the outlet is suggesting he’s just someone the Senate hopeful created for attention.
Bill O’Reilly Apologizes
The television host had to quickly take his foot out of his mouth for falsely claiming that no Republicans were invited to the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington. “I simply assumed that since all the speakers were liberal Democrats, Republicans had been excluded. So here’s the tip of the day: Always check out the facts…and when you make a mistake, admit it,” he said on his show Thursday.
Beyonce visited Coney Island Thursday. Her surprise appearance at the theme park caught fans off guard. She even rode the Cyclone roller coaster like a champ. The star was in the area because she was filming for a new music video, according to NYDailyNews.com.
The former Secretary of Labor, Robert Reich, has started an online petition to force Wal-Mart and McDonald’s to pay their workers more. He says both companies can afford to pay their employees more than they currently do, according to MSN.com.
A federal judge ordered Veteran Affairs to abide by the Supreme Court’s same-sex benefits on Thursday, NBCNews.com reports. The Department will no longer be able to interpret the federal law in its own way because in the past, it denied full benefits to a California veteran who is in a same-sex marriage.
The funny man earned laughs during his latest comedy show, but not in the way he intended. Chapelle was reportedly jeered off stage Thursday night during his performance performing at the Oddball Comedy & Curiosity Festival in Hartford, CT. The performer only told a few jokes before walking off, but our sister publication shares some important insight into how and why this happened. CLICK HERE. It might not be a laughing matter at all.
The company’s latest sales attempt for its new pastry, charcoal donut, has been a big ole fat fail. A poster in Thailand featuring a woman painted in black face with a 50s beehive hairdo holding the treat is too reminiscent of African-American stereotypes. Maybe the brand thought it was safe in a foreign country. It thought wrong.
De’Marquise Elkins, the man charged with murdering 13-month-old Antonio Santiago in Brunswick and other crimes went to trial today. While his attorney said the investigation was flawed and police ignored other leads and suspects, the prosecution said witnesses may have had shifting stories but video and other evidence doesn’t lie. The 18-year-old faces life in prison if convicted.