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Two fugitive women were captured on Thursday in Memphis, one of which was wanted in connection with a bizarre murder.
Memphis hip hop model, Natasha Stewart, also known as Pebbelz Da Model, was questioned for the death of a Mississippi woman who was murdered by way of an injection of concrete into her buttocks. Pebbelz allegedly referred several people, some transgendered, to the “doctor” giving the illegal butt enhancements. Pebbelz was taken in on a Fugitive from Justice Warrant.
The friend she was with, 21-year-old Shannetria Newberry, was charged with aggravated assault, failure to appear on a felony case, bodily harm, and criminal forfeiture.
Both are being held at the Shelby County Jail in Tennessee.
Dennis Rodman has let go of the liquor and has henceforth brought a new light while shooting All-Star Celebrity Apprentice.
Could Rodman’s public image be getting a major boost? We’ll see, but in the meantime, here’s how Page Six breaks it down:
Dennis Rodman’s turned over a new leaf while shooting “All-Star Celebrity Apprentice,” we hear. “It’s been a wake-up call,” a source said of the newly sober wild man laying off the sauce. “He did a disservice to himself with booze and strip clubs, especially at his appearances.” Rodman’s previously said he was “unhirable” when he tried sobriety years ago. But it seems the Worm’s turned. “He’s a very different person when he’s sober,” said a friend.
“He’s got a lot of integrity. He’s made a real effort. Everyone around him recognizes that.” Rodman was spotted recently at Hell’s Kitchen’s 123 Burger Shot Beer, but abstained when a friend bought $1,000 of shots and brews for the bar. “Dennis was just having fun but wasn’t drinking. He’s in town working and has been sober,” his rep said. Owner John Greco said Rodman “treated everyone like a superstar.” Rodman was seen shooting Donald Trump’s show yesterday on 23rd Street and
A woman in Louisiana has become the victim of a brutal racist attack. Sharmeka Moffitt, 20, was set on fire by a group of men likely belonging to the well known hate group, Sunday (Oct. 21), and has been left in critical condition due to her injures.
“Both of her arms, and they are third degree burns, down her chest and legs-one. Basically her arms are real bad,” said her mother Edna Moffitt.
Moffitt was admitted to the LSU Medical Center in Shreveport. According to police, she phoned 911 from Civitan Park, at around 8 p.m. on the night of the incident. According to her recount, three men in white hoodies doused her in flammable liquid before setting her on fire and fleeing the scene, police confirmed. She distinguished the flames using water from a faucet before police arrived at the scene.
“This is a horrific event for our community,” said Franklin Parish Kevin Cobb. “It makes everyone uneasy. It is our hope that everyone stands together at this time, and follow the information that is gathered, follow the facts, follow the evidence, and hopefully that will lead us to justice in this case.”
Police have yet to classify the attack as a hate crime, but the FBI has signed on to investigate the possibility of the incident being racially charged.
In addition to being set on fire, the letters “K-K-K” were written into her car above a racial slur.
As of Monday (Oct. 22) no arrests had been made in the case.
The controversial Louis Farrakhan, head of the Nation Of Islam, toured New York City yesterday (September 25th), making various stops in the Bronx, Harlem, Queens and Brooklyn, as well as Newark, NJ. Farrakhan visited housing projects and spoke to onlookers about stemming gun violence in inner-city communities, much like he’s done in his Chicago homebase, which has been plagued by shootings.
The theme of the Minister’s Harlem speech was self-sufficiency and self-empowerment in putting a stop to the violence. “You are looking for change to come but change will not come out of the sky,” Farrakhan told a crowd of 300, reports DNAInfo, in front of the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office building on 125th St.
“We are holding ourselves back. You can’t keep blaming the white man,” Farrakhan also reportedly said.
During Farrakhan’s tour of Harlem, he was accompanied by community leaders, activists and clergy including, Iesha Sekou of Street Corner Resources, Rev. Vernon Williams of the Harlem Clergy Community Leaders Coalition and Perfect Peace Ministries and Rev. Al Taylor of Man Up in Harlem.
It was a homecoming of sorts for Farrakhan, who was once head of Mosque No. 7 in Harlem, succeeding the late Malcolm X.
Tameka Raymond has filed paperwork to retry the custody case that gave her ex-husband, Usher, primary custody of their two sons. Tameka has accused Usher of buying the ruling in his favor, citing that his lawyers previously raised money for the judge presiding over the case.
Usher’s legal counsel was responsible for bringing in a large chunk of money for the judge’s 2008 re-election campaign.
The mother of five also feels that there was no evidence proving that she was unfit to care for the young boys. She has however called out Usher’s “past, current, and future inability” to take care of the children.
Tameka lost one of her older sons, 11-year-old Kile Glover, in July following a waterskiing accident, but fought to keep her custody hearing on schedule despite opposition from Usher.
With the battle somewhat behind him, Usher has returned back to his professional duties, performing at the iTunes Festival in London Saturday (Sept. 1).
“Man it’s just like shut-up and entertain, we don’t care about the personal stuff,” he joked of his fan’s thoughts on his very public relationship issues.
The 33-year-old has received support from his fans via Twitter, which likely helped him deal with the fight over his sons, that found him posting a photo of himself on Facebook looking somber and possibly crying. Tameka later blasted the picture as doctoring his true emotions, to garner public sympathy.
A judge has yet to rule on Tameka’s motion.
Michael Clarke Duncan, the actor most widely known for his role in The Green Mile has died, he was 54.
Duncan suffered cardiac arrest in July, but appeared to be on the mend. His fiancee, Apprentice star Omarosa Manigault-Stallworth, broke the news to the Associated Press Monday (Sept. 3), revealing that he passed away earlier in the morning.
Stallworth is credited with saving Duncan’s life by her quick reaction to the medical scare two months ago. They were resting at home when he had the emergency, resulting in him being taken to a local hospital where he was later in listed in stable condition. She remained by his side throughout the ordeal.Doctors kept Duncan in the hospital to run extra tests on his heart.
The couple met at a Whole Food’s store in 2010, and have been close ever since.
Aside from appearing in the 1999 film alongside Oscar winner Tom Hanks, Duncan also appeared in films like The Scorpian King, and Sin City.