Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 9/19
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Just three days after Aaron Alexis opened fire and killed 12 people, the Navy installation has reopened. According to the Associated Press, Navy spokeswoman Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Flaherty said Thursday “will be a regular work day, except for Building 197, where the shootings occurred, and the base gym.”
Former heavyweight boxing champion Ken Norton passed away on Wednesday at the age of 70. He is perhaps best known for breaking opponent Muhammed Ali’s jaw to hand him only his second defeat.
The sexy actor confessed in his GQ cover story that the son he once thought was his, actually isn’t. As you may recall, Idris Elba talked joyfully about having a baby boy, but later changed his story. A paternity test revealed he wasn’t the father. “To be given that and then have it taken away so harshly,” he says, “was like taking a full-on punch in the face: POW.”
We’re not quite sure what the Browns were thinking when they traded running back Trent Richardson to the Indianapolis Colts, but we do know Brownie fans across the nation are not thrilled about the decision. In return for the trade, the Browns will receive a first-round pick next year, which they hope will help them rebuild their struggling team.
Deliberations are expected to begin next week in the trial over Michael Jackson’s death. The lawyers for concert promoter AEG Live LLC rested on Wednesday following testimony from Dr. Allan Metzger, a close friend and doctor of the late pop star. Katherine Jackson filed the negligence case over her son’s death.
The erratic rapper allegedly asked a TV crew to iron his dressing room carpet. Yes, you read right. According to British paper, The Sun, Kanye West said the carpet was “too bumpy.” He was in town to perform his new single “Bound 2” on Later… with Jools Holland. We’ve heard of crazy demands before, but seriously?!
One lucky local, after choosing a “quick pick” ticket in the latest Powerball drawing, has yet to come forth and claim their $400 million. According to the Associated Press, Lottery Executive Director Paula Harper Bethea noted that the ticketholder must contact state lottery officials within 180 days. This marks the largest Powerball winning ticket sold in South Carolina and the fourth largest in Powerball history.
Although not actually stating what the facts are, Roc Nation took to Twitter to dispute the latest Forbes story regarding Jay Z’s possible plans to sell his stake in the Barclays Center. According to the Forbes report, the rapper was planning to sell his stake in the Barclays Center for about $1.5 million with the possibility of more with the arena’s success. However, Roc Nation tweeted the Forbes article with bold red letters on top saying “#NOTFACTSONLY.”