Friday, June 24, 2011

Week in Review: Jimmy What, Metta Who

Hello, boys and girls. Make it a great weekend! We'll be back Monday afternoon.

While we're away, if you have a tip about a story or something we should look into, post or get a chuckle from, please direct it here.

Here are some of the week's lowlights (and some highlights, too).
  1. Serena Williams had a tearful comeback.
  2. NBA baller Ron Artest is changing his name to "Metta World Peace".
  3. Queen Latifah and her girlfriend are fighting and are thisclose to breaking off their 8-year relationship.
  4. Missy Elliott has Graves' disease.
  5. Beyoncé's forthcoming album is projected to flop and the suits at her record label are concerned and considering taking drastic measures.
  6. OJ Simpson confessed to killing his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson to Oprah.
  7. Wanted by the Feds, hip-hop mogul James "Jimmy Henchman" Rosemond was finally arrested for cocaine trafficking.
  8. Speaking of cocaine trafficking, reggae artist Buju Banton was sentenced to 10 years in prison.
  9. There was a steady stream of bad parenting. This woman cooked her baby in a microwave; This eight months pregnant woman was busted for drunken driving; this donkey smoked weed with her child in the car -- while driving to a meeting at the Department of Family Services....
  10. ....Then there was this woman, who stole several DVDs from Walmart, ran across six lanes of traffic, punched a security guard twice, ran to the roof a 4-story building, then jumped into a lake -- all this while clutching her baby in her arms.
  11. A grandmother drowned her granddaughter in a pond.
  12. A man robbed a bank of $1 in order to get free medical care in jail.
  13. Someone stole a man's credit card number then sent him a single rose and a "thank-you" note.
  14. Apparently, dishwashers are harboring "killer" bugs so beware.
  15. Doctors warned crackheads about flesh-eating cocaine -- with some difficult to unsee video.
  16. A 106-year-old woman, abandoned by her caregiver, was found emaciated and living in filth.
  17. A 7-year-old boy stole a car and drove 20 miles hoping to see his dad.
  18. A man sued his ex-girlfriend for $11 million for taking his dog.
  19. A woman was arrested for videotaping police officers from your front yard as they made a traffic stop.
  20. A woman died at her own funeral.
  21. Man broke into a neighbor's home, smashed statues then took a shower. Why? God told him to.
  22. A woman fend off a sexual attack by biting off the would-be attacker's tongue.
  23. Lady Gaga was sued for stealing money intended for charity.
  24. In not-shocking-news: The Waffle House is infested with cockroaches.
  25. New York became the sixth state to legalize same-sex marriages.
  26. These are the videos that had us dying all week. These. These men and/on a pole; these, which show why you shouldn't fly Delta (or Southwest) Airlines; we learned how to react to an ugly baby; then, this lady who thinks she's an actual car.
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