By Florence Anthony
According to the Hollywood Reporter, on December 12, a federal judge in New Jersey refused to halt a lawsuit brought by Tracy Morgan and others seriously injured in a car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike. The plaintiffs are suing Walmart for negligence for allegedly keeping truck driver Kevin Roper on the road for a dangerously long stretch. Roper attempted to intervene in the lawsuit and delay the outcome of the civil action until his own criminal case got resolved. But U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp won’t use that as a reason for any delay. Attorneys for the plaintiffs had argued that Walmart was using Roper to gain “an unfair advantage” in the lawsuit. It was called a “ploy to further delay the trial.” The case continues……….
After being called a whore by Sony executives in one of the recently leaked emails, Kevin Hart has taken to Instagram to defend himself. “Knowing your self worth is extremely important people,” Hart wrote. “I worked very hard to get where I am today. I look at myself as a brand and because of that I will never allow myself to be taken advantage of. I OWN MY BRAND. “ Hart stars in the upcoming Sony comedy The Wedding Ringer. The dispute started on December 10 when an email leaked in which Sony executive Clint Culpepper slammed the comedian for asking for more money to promote Wedding Ringer on his Twitter on top of his $3 million salary for the film. “I’m not saying he’s a whore, but he’s a whore,” Culpepper wrote of Kevin to Sony co-chairman Amy Pascal………
Congrats are in order for Zoe Saldana. The Avatar actress, who was very quiet during her pregnancy, has reportedly given birth to twins. Even though sources say Zoe and her husband, Marco Perego are “ecstatic” over the arrival of the double bundles of joy, at press time the babies’ sexes had not been revealed…………..
In the spirit of the holiday season, Old Spice hosted its inaugural HoliSPRAY Toy Donation Exchange Event at Hollywood High School – bringing attention to the massive quantities of boxed up children’s toys in garages and attics around the country. Old Spice is partnering with nonprofit Second Chance Toys and asking moms, dads and sons to donate their gently used plastic toys to kids in need in exchange for new Re-fresh Body Spray. Old Spice was joined by HoliSpray program ambassadors actor Nolan Gould and Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa, for the rally, which included Mustafa and Gould donating their favorite childhood toys, along with hundreds of students. To continue spreading goodwill, Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa also visited a local Christmas tree lot, where he surprised lot workers by giving them a helping hand, and gifted unsuspecting shoppers with a tree and a new Re-fresh Body Spray in Timber scent……..
BulLion Ent/DIOS Music artist Stereo H aka @Hashim BING has just released a new video “Uncrowned KING” (the title track to his forthcoming album, which chronicles a fictionalized version – of the last day of Staten Island, New York resident Eric Garner’s life. The powerful depiction was filmed in Ferguson, Missouri. and Staten Island, New York and serves as a tribute to people who have been victims of police violence. It has already received a lot of attention on social media, since its release, a few days ago……….
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