Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 9/17
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The deadly attack at the Washington Navy Yard was carried out by one of the military’s own: a defense contract employee and former Navy reservist who used a valid pass to get onto the installation and started firing inside a building, killing 12 people before he was slain in a gun battle with police. The motive for the mass shooting — the deadliest on a military installation in the U.S. since the tragedy at Fort Hood, Texas, in 2009 — was a mystery, investigators said. But a profile of the lone gunman, a 34-year-old Aaron Alexis, was coming into focus.
Mink capes, Bruce Lee autographs and assorted Michael Jackson memorabilia belonging to Jesse Jackson Jr. will be sold to the highest bidder to help ensure the former congressman pays his debt to society in full. The U.S. Marshals Service said it will start selling 13 items in an online auction Tuesday — with proceeds going to help repay $750,000 in campaign funds that the Chicago Democrat illegally spent.
The hills are alive with the sound of music! The “Private Practice” actress is set to play Mother Abbess, the head of Nonnberg Abbey, in NBC’s live production of The Sound of Music on December 5. McDonald is a five-time Tony and two-time Grammy winner, according to Hollywood Reporter.
The nominees just keep coming for Kendrick Lamar. The Compton rapper, who earned 14 BET Hip-Hop Awards nominations, received six Soul Train Awards nominations. His second studio album “good kid, m.A.A.d city” is up for album of the year and “Poetic Justice” is nominated for song and video of the year.
Imani Hakim, who played Toya in “Everybody Hates Chris,” will play Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas in the story about her life. “The Gabby Douglas” story is set to premiere on Lifetime next year and is currently filming in Canada. We can’t wait to see this one!
Can’t people simply enjoy video games these days? A 23-year-old man from England was mugged after he snagged an early release of the video game. He was stabbed on his way home from a North London supermarket following the popular game’s midnight release. The victim is listed in stable condition.
Good news for those of us concerned with the way stop-and-frisk policy is being carried out in the Big Apple. Today, New York City lost in its effort to delay a federal judge’s ruling that its police department is violating minorities’ constitutional rights. The move by U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin jettisoned the administration’s efforts to get a time-out while seeking an appeal.
Young Money affiliate and rapper Mack Maine (Jermaine Preyane) has been charged with a felony by Oklahoma City prosecutors in connection with an alleged altercation with two women on a tour bus. Mack Maine is accused of aggravated assault and battery as well as sexual battery, court records reveal. Police say Maine invited the ladies onto the vehicle and, while they were onboard, grabbed one’s right breast, and then punched the second during her attempt to exit, breaking her jaw and causing her to hit the concrete. SMH.