Lawrence Taylor Gets Probation in Sex Case; Teen Makes Court Appearance
*Former NFL great Lawrence Taylor was sentenced to six years’ probation today in a Montebello sex case, with the teen girl he’s accused of paying for sex making a surprise appearance in the courtroom and holding a press conference afterward to denounce the sentence. The 52-year-old ex-linebacker pleaded guilty in January to sexual misconduct and […]
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Legendary Blues Pianist Pinetop Perkins Dies at 97
*Just one month after becoming the oldest Grammy winner in history, blues icon Pinetop Perkins has died. The veteran pianist passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on Monday (March 21) after suffering a cardiac arrest, according to reports. He was 97. Perkins’ death comes just weeks after he was awarded the Best Traditional […]
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Ja Rule Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion
*Ja Rule has just pleaded guilty to tax evasion in a federal courtroom in Newark, New Jersey. The platinum-selling rapper admitted Tuesday that he failed to pay taxes on more than $ 3 million in income earned between 2004 and 2006, reports the AP. As part of a plea agreement, the government has dismissed two counts […]
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Denzel to Deliver Commencement Speech at Penn, Son’s School
*University of Pennsylvania’s Class of 2011 will have two-time Oscar winner Denzel Washington as its commencement speaker, the AP is reporting. College officials announced Tuesday that the actor will address about 5,000 graduates and receive an honorary degree at the May 16 ceremony. Washington’s son Malcolm is a sophomore at the Ivy League school in […]
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