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Meet Maddy: Juror B-29 Says Zimmerman Got Away With “Murder”

Posted by on Jul 26, 2013 in Celebrity Crimes, Celebrity Death, Celebrity Interviews, Celebrity News, TV Shows | 6 comments

Maddy, best known as Juror #B29 during the George Zimmerman trial, is speaking out to express her side of the verdict. We heard from Juror #B37 who signed a book deal (which has since been scrapped) less than 24 hours after the verdict, and now it’s time to hear from the juror simply known as Maddy. Maddy is a nursing assistant and the mother of eight children. O_o

During the trial she was often describe as the non-white juror who was maybe Hispanic, or maybe black. Turns out she’s both.

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Maddy wants us to know that she believes Zimmerman got away with murder due to the way the Florida law is structured. She says she held out for a guilty verdict, but the law just didn’t support the prosecution’s case. In other words the prosecution

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Sad News! Bruno Mars’ Mother, 55, Dies From Brain Aneurysm

Posted by on Jun 3, 2013 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity Family, Celebrity Kids, Celebrity News, Celebrity Photos | 5 comments

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Bruno Mars (né Peter Gene Hernandez), his brother, Eric Hernandez, his sisters The Lylas (Tirara, Tahiti, Presley and Jaime Hernandez), as they are dealing with the sudden loss of their mother, Bernadette Hernandez.

Bernadette Hernandez, a singer and performer in her own right, dies suddenly of a brain aneurysm at Queens Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. Mrs. Hernandez is 55 years old.

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Please send Bruno Mars your love and prayers, as he prepares for his Moonshine World Tour while dealing with such as loss. For more details regarding Bruno Mars and his mother, the late great, Bernadette Hernandez, plese read more here.

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Yay Or Nay: Forest Whitaker In Talks To Play Martin Luther King Jr

Posted by on May 31, 2013 in Celebrity Crimes, Celebrity Death, Celebrity Movie, Celebrity News | 2 comments

There are certain projects that actors get involved with that just look/sound/smell like Oscar.  And this is defintely one of them.  The Wrap is reporting that Oscar winning actor Forest Whitaker is in talks to play civil rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr in a movie called Memphis.  Apparently Memphis will be shot in a documentary style, just like the director Paul Greengrass shot the movie United 93.

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Story follows Dr. King’s final days as he struggles to balance his personal life and the civil rights movement while he organizes what ends up being his last protest march in Memphis, Tennessee, where he was assassinated by James Earl Ray. Simultaneously, the FBI, which had been wiretapping King before his death, leads an intense manhunt for his killer.

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Andre 3000′s Mother Passes Away, Reportedly On His Birthday

Posted by on May 29, 2013 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity Family, Celebrity News | 2 comments

It’s always difficult when a loved one passes away but it seems especially hard when a mother is the one who’s passed on.  According to Billboard, reps for Andre 3000 have confirmed that his mother, Sharon Benjamin-Hodo, has passed away.  What hasn’t been confirmed yet is the cause of death.  But unconfirmed reports are saying that she was found dead in her Atlanta home on Andre‘s 38th birthday.

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Benjamin-Hodo was the founder and guiding force of The Starlight Camp for underprivileged children, which she ran out of the New Morning Light Missionary Baptist Church in Conley, GA — the church of her husband, Pastor Robert Hodo.

The family is asking for donations and support of The Starlight Camp, in lieu of flowers.  Our condolences go out to Andre 3000 and family.

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Michael Clarke Duncan’s Grave Vandalized

Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Celebrity Crimes, Celebrity Death, Celebrity News | 11 comments

You would think that when loved ones are laid to rest that they would be left alone.  But there are some people out there in the world that are just sick.  TMZ is reporting that Michael Clarke Duncan‘s grave has been vandalized, according to family members.  A family member stopped by the grave at Forest Lawn Cemetery to deliver flowers when they noticed a small figurine attached to the grave.

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The family believes it is the figure of “Sambo,” a racist depiction of a black person.  They reported the incident to police and are having it investigated as a hate crime.  LAPD is currently investigating this.  Hopefully they find out who the culprit is.

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Last Footage Of Chris Kelly Just Hours Before His Death

Posted by on May 9, 2013 in Celebrity Death, Celebrity News, Videos | 4 comments

The people over at TMZ always have insight into celebrity deaths.  A blessing and a curse.  They got their hands on some video footage that was shot inside Chris Kelly‘s home the day of his death, just hours before he was found dead.

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It appears that he and a group of friends were having some drinks and there’s a few scattered items on the floor and table.  Police are looking into whether it was drugs, as an overdose is suspected to be the reason behind his death. Chris also appears to rap along to some music, talking about dead bodies.  Just sad.  Check out the video below:  

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