POST IT NOTES: HOTTEST HEADLINES ON 9/20
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A 3-year-old boy who was among 13 people wounded in a late-night attack on a southwest Chicago park was alert when he arrived at the hospital and was apparently doing well, his family and friends said early Friday. The attack late Thursday in the city’s Back of the Yards neighborhood left three victims, including the boy, in critical condition. The others were reportedly in serious or fair condition.
The “Dear Mama” lyricist has got next on the big screen. Morgan Creek Productions and Emmett/Furla Films announced in a Thursday news release they are in final negotiations to partner on the production of Tupac. No word yet on who will play the actor, but the picture will begin filming next year in Atlanta.
The iconic 1952 book by Ralph Ellison has been removed from the county’s libraries due to a lack of “literary value.” As the school district’s policy requires, the parents’ complaints led to votes on the school and district levels. Both held that the book should remain available to students in the library. However, in a 5-2 vote, the school board voted to ban the book, with one board member, Gary Mason, stating, “I didn’t find any literary value.”
The Detroit officer who allegedly shot and killed Aiyana Stanley-Jones, 7, in a police raid, is scheduled for a retrial December 4. Joseph Weekly faces two charges. One, a felony of involuntary manslaughter and the second, a misdemeanor charge of a careless discharge of a firearm, leading to death. No verdict was made in the June trial.
Marilyn Kay Edge was arrested September 14 when her two children, 10 and 13, bodies were found in a Santa Ana hotel room. She is accused of fatally poisoning them. In court earlier this week, she asked the judge to give her the death penalty. Prosecutors did not make a decision on whether or not her request will be granted.
Hip-hop’s favorite romantic duo landed the number-one spot on Forbes’ highest-earning celebrity couple list. Earning a whopping estimated $95 million from June 2012 to June 2013, these two are certainly business savvy.
The Canadian rapper will not be hitting the road next Wednesday, Sept. 24 as originally scheduled. Instead he will launch his “Would You Like A Tour?” excursion Oct. 18. The changes are “due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show,” his reps said in a press release.