“‘Fuck it, I quit': CBS reporter Quits live on Air”


Charlo Greene a reporter for KTVA 11 News in Anchorage, Alaska, announced she was leaving shortly after dropping an F-bomb live on air during the CBS affiliate’s 10 p.m. newscast Sunday night.

“Now everything you’ve heard is why I, the actual owner of the Alaska Cannabis Club, will be dedicating all of my energy toward fighting for freedom and fairness, which begins with legalizing marijuana here in Alaska,” she said. “And as for this job, well, not that I have a choice but, f— it. I quit.”

Greene whose real name is Charlene Egbe, revealed she was the owner of a medical marijuana business while reporting on its interest in an upcoming ballot measure on legalizing marijuana in the state.

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Florida grandfather kills six of his Grandchildren


A man killed six of his grandchildren, his adult daughter and himself in a shooting at a home in a small town in North Florida Thursday, a sheriff said.

Gilchrist County Sheriff Robert Schultz at a news conference identified the man as 51-year-old Don Spirit. He said the children ranged in age from 3 months to 10 years old. He would not say if the woman killed was the mother of the children.

Schultz said a deputy who arrived on a report of a shooting Thursday made contact with Spirit who later committed suicide. He said Spirit was the only suspect and that some people were left alive at the home. He would not identify those killed.

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Charles Barkley on Peterson: ‘We all spanked our kids’

Originally posted on theGrio:

Charles Barkley defended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson and shared sentiments on former Ravens running back Ray Rice’s case during an interview with Jim Rome on The NFL Today Show Sunday.

Barkley expressed optimism on Rice’s case, hoping that his mistake would help raise awareness on domestic violence. Rome then asked the former NBA player for his thoughts on Peterson’s indictment for child abuse.

Barkley said that he understands the outrage towards the football player but added that if child abuse charges were formalized against Peterson, “every black parent in the South is going to be in jail.”

Rome vehemently disagreed with Barkley’s thoughts, saying, “It doesn’t matter where you’re from: Right is right and wrong is wrong.”

“I don’t believe that because, listen, we spank kids in the South,” Barkley replied. “I think the question about did Adrian Peterson go overboard…. Every black parent in my neighborhood in the…

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Idris Elba “No Good Deed” weekend box office


“No Good Deed” starring Idris Elba did the punishing at the weekend box office as the crime thriller finished in first place with $24.5 million, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The Sony drama was produced by Will Packer with Elba also serving as an executive producer and had an estimated budget of $13 million.

‘It’s the first brand-new post summer release to really catch on,’ said Paul Dergarabedian, senior media analyst for box-office tracker Rentrak.

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MoNique Talks About The NFL Ray Rice Incident


Academy Award winner Monique  was on “Good Day L.A.” on FOX 11 this week and when asked about the Rice situation, showed a tremendous amount of   support for Rice — more than any other big star has so far. Checkout what she had to say.

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Football player Adrian Peterson charged with child abuse


Adrian Peterson, 29, surrendered to police on Saturday and was charged with injury to a child, a felony. He was released on $15,000 bail.
He told cops he grabbed a switch — a thin tree branch — and struck his child at least 10 times in May. Photos that have since emerged show the boy’s legs and buttocks covered in bloody cuts, welts and bruises.

Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman said the team was still in the process of gathering information. The team could extend Peterson’s suspension for more than one game or release him.

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Denzel Washington as James Bond


As fans continue to entertain the possible idea of a black actor gracing the silver screen to star as James Bond, another actor has added his name to the list of potential candidates to portray the suave British intelligence officer.

This past weekend while promoting his latest film, “The Equalizer,” during a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” chat, Denzel Washington revealed his interest in being the next actor in line to star in the global franchise.

“The next James Bond? They better hurry up!” Washington wrote in response to a fan’s question. “Yes I would! Who’s doing James Bond now… Daniel Craig! Did they shoot another one? Everybody should tweet Denzel is James Bond! Send it to the studio! We start the Denzel is Bond campaign today! James Washington. Denzel Bond!”


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Oscar Pistorius Guilty


South African Oscar Pistorius, 27 a double amputee, won fame and adulation for running in the 2012 Olympic Games in London on prosthetic legs.   Pistorius was accused of killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkemp  last year. On Friday  Pistorius was cleared of murder instead the Judge, found him guilty of culpable homicide. Judge Thokozile Masipa accepted the athlete’s defense that he mistook Reeva Steenkamp for an intruder.

Pistorius could face significant prison time — or none at all — depending on how reckless he was in the judge’s view. A sentencing hearing is scheduled Oct. 13, when the defense and prosecution will make submissions to the court. Read more latimes.com

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Floyd believes the NFL should have stuck to Original discipline


Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he believes the NFL should have stuck with its original discipline of Ray Rice, saying the league was overly influenced by new video showing Rice knocking out his then-fiancee in an Atlantic City, New Jersey, casino elevator.

Mayweather, who spent two months in a Las Vegas jail in 2012, still maintains his innocence even after pleading guilty to reduced domestic abuse charges stemming from an attack on his former girlfriend while their children watched.

Mayweather, says,    “I think there’s a lot worse things that go on in other people’s households, also,” Mayweather said. “It’s just not caught on video, if that’s safe to say.” Read more at espn.go.com

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Charlie Hunnam reveals why he dropped out of 50 Shades of Grey


Actor Charlie Hunnam has finally revealed that anxiety  and scheduling conflicts  made him decided to drop the Christian Grey character, one of the top two roles in the Fifty Shades Of Grey film. Hunnam told Us Weekly recently. “It was a really, really difficult time in my life. I had already been attached to ‘Crimson Peak’ for about 14 months, which I said, I was going to do with [director] Guillermo del Toro.”

After a meeting with Sam Taylor Johnson  the director they agreed on him being the one for the role.

  “Sam I just fell in love, creatively,” Hunnam said. “We started talking about this thing and I just felt so excited. I fell in love with the character and started seeing him and becoming intoxicated, which is the way I work: I find a character I love and I start thinking about it all the time.”

“I just said, ‘I can’t … I can’t …,’” Hunnam said. “To fail on such a grand scale — because ‘Fifty”s going to be massive, it’s going to be huge. I really didn’t want to fail on such a grand scale, and I just couldn’t transition from [my 'Sons of Anarchy' character] Jax Teller to Christian Grey in 48 hours. It’s painful because I loved the character and I wanted to do it. I’m also a man of my word”

Humman, continued “It was just a situation,” he said. “I was really, really sorry to do it. It was one of those damned if you do damned if you don’t situations.”

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