Idris Elba insists he won't be moving his family over to the U.S. because he doesn't want his children growing up in the limelight. He added: "I don't have celebrity friends. I have the same ones I had when I was a kid."
Comedian Chris Tucker has allegedly run up an additional $14 million tax tab.
Jamie Foxx and Tom Selleck have become unlikely avocado neighbors in rural California. Their ranches are divided by a common fence.
Iggy Azalea turned down the chance to work with Ariana Grande on the singer's first album because she thought Grande was a child by the sound of her voice. The two finally collaborate on Grande's hit "Problem."
Kim Kardashian may quit "Keeping Up With The Kardashians," due to pressure from her husband.
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BLIND ITEM: "DADDY'S CLUB"
Allegedly a secret pipeline exists aka "Daddy's Club."
A group of very rich and powerful men help supplement the income of "young" male celebrities who desperately need money to maintain their lifestyles and their love of materialistic objects.
In exchange for money, the celebrities have sex with these rich men.
This is a version of the overseas sponsor circuit for men.
The male celebrities are paid $10,000 per encounter and more for "non-protection" encounters.
A lot of male celebrities indulge in drugs beforehand if they're required to bottom (to dull the pain).
When these men aren't sexing male celebrities, they hire male models to congregate in a room during pool parties. Random men come and go during the duration of the party and some of the male models are chained to the bed, facedown with a tube of lube on the nightstand. This anonymous sex feature has become very popular at the pool parties in the Hollywood Hills.
The male models are paid $5,000 each.
A black male singer from the ATL supplements his income this way.
Who is he?
"SOUTH BEACH PARTY BOY"
According to The Dirty.com:
Meet Curtis aka CJ… a broke wannabe promoter who mooches off everybody and anybody in South Beach. This dude will say anything to try and pick up girls… including that he has major movie and TV deal and he plays basketball, and had a deal with the Miami Heat before he injured himself.
He runs around wearing the same WHITE SUIT everyday, switching between the yellow and black vest underneath the jacket. He shows up to all the clubs with unsuspecting ladies to receive complimentary bottles of house champagne, and he never tips the waitresses.
A few years ago his best friend club promoter Elidor Kersaint (story below) went to jail for not informing his sex partners he had HIV. According to the author of this commentary, Curtis and Elidor allegedly ran trains on girls together. . RUN AWAY FAST if you see him!
Curtis's BFF Elidor Kersaint was allegedly born with AIDS.
He was a very famous party promoter in Miami, pictured above with Wayne and Jeezy.
At one time, South Beach had the most new HIV cases in the U.S.
Elidor was also a relentless womanizer.
A woman went to the police and reported that he was allegedly having sex with women and not telling them his status. Elidor was arrested but the case was dismissed when none of his girlfriends tested positive.
The publicity ruined his career.
AvaLynn, a Mississippi girl, was allegedly severely beaten by another student at school, and photos of girl have gone viral on Facebook and Twitter on Friday. However, the school contradicted the above story and issued a statement saying the girl suffered injuries while playing on the playground. Since the school is sticking by the playground story, no student has been suspended or detained and the black community is outraged.
A Facebook page for the girl–whose last name was not revealed–shows that she’s from Pascagoula, Miss.
The mother of the girl, Lacey Harris, wrote on Friday night: “As much as my heart is broken for my daughter, I am also amazed by the outpouring of love and support from our family, friends, Oasis church family and our community. Thank you so much for your concern, kind words, prayers, thoughts, shares, and donation. We ask that you continue these kind gestures.”
A local police official identified Harris as the mother, according to GulfLive.com.
The girl appeared to have two black eyes and cuts on her face.
Pascagoula Police Department Lt. Jim Roe told the media: “The mother alleges another child kicked her child on the slide. Right now, there’s no indication something criminal took place. I have spoken with school security and an assistant superintendent is investigating the matter.”
Claudio Vieira de Oliveira (37) suffers from congenital arthrogryposis, a condition which causes curved joints, resulting in his head being permanently twisted back over his neck.
Doctors told his mother to stop feeding him when he was a child because they thought he had no chance of survival but he proved them wrong.
de Oliveira graduated from college and is currently an accountant and public speaker.
His story will appear on "Body Bizarre," on Sept. 4, 2014 on the TLC channel at 9 p.m.
E. Russell Smith created the night life in Seattle, WA. yet he's lost in history. He was also a feared millionaire (in the 1920's) who owned an array of businesses, he was also a successful high roller and bootlegger.
E. Russell "Noodles" Smith, (above-behind the wheel) so named because he always kept enough money for a bowl of noodles after a night of gambling, is considered to be "the father – of Seattle jazz and the creator of Seattle night life."
He arrived in Seattle during the Alaska Yukon Pacific Exhibition in 1909 with $17,000 that he claimed was won during a three night gambling spree. With a mind for business and a keen eye on the purse strings, he amassed a fortune from gambling, real estate, and bootlegging and he dominated the nightclub scene that formed the backdrop for Seattle jazz from the 1920s to the 1940s. The list of people who stayed and played in "Noodles"-owned establishments include some of the greatest names in jazz—Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Louis Jordan and Eubie Blake, to name a few.
In 1917, Smith and Burr "Blackie" Williams opened the Dumas Club, a social club for blacks. In 1920 he opened the Entertainers club with yet another partner. In the basement of that club in 1922 he and "Blackie" opened the Alhambra, eventually named the Black and Tan because it admitted whites and blacks. He also owned the Golden West and the Coast hotels in Seattle’s International District, a neighborhood that included Asian Americans and African Americans and was the center of the city’s night life. Smith regularly invested in other people’s ventures, usually taking a percentage of the profits and, if the venture faltered, the entire enterprise.
At the height of his power in the late 1920s and early 1930s, Smith was part owner of various businesses in the city. “Noodles” Smith lived the life of a Roaring Twenties gangster with expensive cars and beautiful women financed by illegal liquor and gambling. He retired from the nightclub business in 1940 and spent the rest of his days as an elder statesman of the community, helping convicts, bankrolling amateur sports and paying off jail fines for the less fortunate at Christmas.
In 1914, a 12-year-old Sarah Rector (top photo) earned $15,000 per month (the equivalent of $300,000 today).
Making her the richest black girl in America.
She had the benefit of being born on Indian land gushing with oil.
She became a millionaire before her thirteenth birthday. Sadly, blacks (including her parents) and Native Americans couldn't help her manage her fortune, due to the law, only whites were hired as financial planners.
Unfortunately, she lost her fortune in the 1920's and 1930's but would go on to live a modest and fulfilling life.
Black siblings Herbert and Stella Sells (above) also became wealthy off (oil rich) indian land but they ran into problems like another black kid-Danny Tucker.
A fascinating book (Searching for Sarah Rector by Tonya Bolden) has been released.
Details about Sarah Rector's early life were often depicted in the news articles of the day, including many from the Chicago Defender. And articles about Sarah would appear for the years many of which were focused on the concept of such wealth belonging to a black child. Many of the articles in the white press were derogatory about this young girl, some even calling her a "pickaninny." The constant attention on the child, the effort to have her parents declared incompetent by many whites in the community, and efforts for guardians to put their hands on her money clearly frightened the young Sarah. She shunned the attention and tried to disappear from the public eye. Members of the press suggested that she was kidnapped which was false.
After so many years and struggles Sarah and her parents began to fight back against so many seeking to control her wealth, time became her ally, because when she came of age, the young Sarah was finally able to control her own funds and have control over her life.
The author of the above book included an interview from 1916 where her father Joe testified in court.
He spoke about having their own chosen representative purchase property and farms in Sarah's name. The hearing covered the purchase of about five hundred acres of land in Muskogee and Wagoner Counties. A simple purchase of property was not conceivable in a community that viewed them as inferior and incompetent.
By 1922 she had moved to Kansas City, and was able to make decisions that would allow her to live her own life as she chose.
In September in 1922, Sarah married Kenneth Campbell (above). She gave birth to three sons.
It is not known how long Sarah was married to Kenneth Campbell, but by 1930 she was living with her children and family, apart from Kenneth.
Sarah Rector Campbell, remarried in 1934 to William Crawford. Sarah spent the rest of her life with her William. Her name gradually faded from the newspaper headlines over the years and she was able to enjoy the peace and solace of family and loved ones and the turmoil of her early life faded away. She no longer had to hide from hostile and sinister reporters who did not wish her well, nor from those who might attempt to take her life, and so, her life was able to unfold without drama.
In the 1990s. Sarah's son Clarence was interviewed and he also spoke about his mother's desire for peace and that she "a very private person."
Sarah Rector's story is one of success. She managed to eventually control her own assets and live a full life. She was vulnerable, but did not succumb to the efforts of many to seize her holdings. She got her education, married, raised her family and lived to see her children and grandchildren.
She was also successful in that she escaped the dangers of the era and there were many dangers, for Sarah was not the only child of her day, whose allotment yielded oil. Danny Tucker and two other children, Herbert and Stella Sells had their home dynamited in an act to seize their land. These heinous acts were surely acts that fed the fears of the young Sarah, and one can almost understand the sadness in the eyes of the child seen in the now famous photo of her.
In 1967, Sarah Rector Campbell Crawford died on July 22, after suffering a stroke. The Campbells many of whom still live in Kansas City and Independence Missouri, were with her when she died, and attended her funeral in Kansas City. She was and is still known by many simply as Sarah Rector. After her funeral in Kansas City, her body was taken home to Oklahoma and she was buried in Black Jack Cemetery, in Taft Oklahoma. A modest stone marks her grave.
"MULATTO KIDS ENSLAVED DESPITE BEING WHITE IN APPEARANCE"
The first mulatto child was born in 1620. The name and sex of the child has been lost in history but after the birth, its been noted that the child's complexion was brown and the child had naturally curly hair. No one had ever seen a child like this and the child was put on public display. A human oddity for those times.
Reverend John H. Aughey lived in the South for eleven years and had both white and black congregations. He told of preaching to slaves, some with red hair and blue eyes, a third of whom were just as white as he was. Dr. Alexander Milton Ross attended a slave auction in New Orleans where many of the slaves were "much whiter" than the white people who were there. In Lexington, Kentucky, Reverend Calvin Fairbank described a woman who was going to be sold at a slave auction as "one of the most beautiful and exquisite young girls one could expect to find in freedom or slavery....being only one sixty-fourth African." After the Union had won the Battle of New Bern, North Carolina in 1862, Major General Burnside assigned Vincent Coyler to be superintendent of the poor. Coyler expressed disbelief at the complexions he saw. "The light color of many of the refugees is a marked peculiarity of the colored people of Newbern. I have had men and women apply for work who were so white that I could not believe they had a particle of negro blood in their veins."
John Ferdinand Dalziel Smyth was an Englishman who visited America during the early 1770s said, while visiting a school for Negro children in Philadelphia, he saw "an octoroon, whom it was impossible to tell from a white boy."
Dr. Jesse Torrey mused on his interesting first experience with white slavery. "While at a public house, in Fredericktown [Maryland], there came...a decently dressed white man, of quite a light complexion, in company with one who was totally black. After they went away, the landlord observed that the white man was a slave. I asked him, with some surprise, how that could be possible? To which he replied, that he was a descendant, by female ancestry, of an African slave. He also stated, that not far from Fredericktown, there was a slave estate, on which there were several white females of as fair and elegant appearance as white ladies in general, held in legal bondage as slaves."
Captain Frederick Marryat was a British naval officer and novelist who traveled throughout the South in 1837 and 1838. His account at Louisville, Kentucky, is noteworthy. "I saw a girl, about twelve years old, carrying a child; and, aware that in a slave State the circumstance of white people hiring themselves out to service is almost unknown, I inquired of her if she were a slave. To my astonishment, she replied in the affirmative. She was as fair as snow, and it was impossible to detect any admixture of blood from her appearance." In another experience with white slavery, Marryat came across an advertisement for a local runaway slave which read in part, "Said boy is in a manner white, would be passed by and taken for a white man. His hair is long and straight, like that of a white person." Being a foreigner and not understanding the concept of a "one drop" mulatto, Marryat commented, "The expression of, 'in a manner white,' would imply that there was some shame felt in holding a white man in bondage." The expression in the ad was a description, not a value judgment.
The narrative of the fugitive slave William W. Brown was published in 1847. Brown related how slaves in Hannibal, Missouri were boarded on a vessel bound for the New Orleans slave market. One among them was "a beautiful girl, apparently about twenty years of age, perfectly white, with straight light hair and blue eyes. But it was not the whiteness of her skin that created such a sensation among those who gazed upon her--it was her almost unparalleled beauty. She had been on the boat but a short time, before the attention of all the passengers, including the ladies, had been called to her, and the common topic of conversation was about the beautiful slave-girl."
Fredrika Bremer was a Swedish novelist and humanitarian who visited the United States from 1849 to 1851. During a trip to Georgia, she attended a slave market in Augusta and commented on a number of children she saw there. "Many of these children were fair mulattoes, and some of them very pretty. One young girl of twelve was so white, that I should have supposed her to belong to the white race; her features, too, were also those of the whites. The slave-keeper told us that the day before, another girl, still fairer and handsomer, had been sold for fifteen hundred dollars."
Elsewhere she observed "a pretty little white boy of about seven years of age sitting among some tall negro girls. The child had light hair, the most lovely light brown eyes, and cheeks as red as roses; he was, nevertheless, the child of a slave mother, and was to be sold as a slave. His price was three hundred and fifty dollars." Also seen were "the so-called 'fancy girls,' for fancy purchasers. They were handsome fair mulattoes, some of them almost white girls." Traveling the United States about the same time as Bremer was an Englishman named Edward Sullivan. As a foreign visitor in the South, Sullivan was uncomfortable with slavery not being based on color. "I have seen slaves, men and women, sold at New Orleans, who were very nearly as white as myself.... Although it is not actually worse to buy or sell a man or woman who is nearly white, than it is to sell one some shades darker, yet there is something in it more revolting to one's feelings."
Other accounts from the 1850s also tell of experiences at slave auctions. While in Richmond, an English barrister named Charles Richard Weld observed a woman and her two little children being offered for sale. The three were to be sold together. "She was a remarkably handsome mulatto," Weld wrote, "and her children were nearly, if not fully, as white as the fairest Americans....but as no eloquence on the part of the auctioneer could raise them above 1100 dollars, the lot was withdrawn. I was informed the woman alone would have realized more than this amount, but there is a strong aversion against purchasing white children."
The first graves in Arlington National Cemetery were dug by James "Jim" Parks, a former slave, Parks was freed in 1862.
He still lived on the Arlington Estate when Secretary of War Stanton signed the order designating
Arlington as a military burial ground.
Parks worked as a grave digger and maintenance man for the cemetery.
When he died on August 21, 1929, Secretary of War Stimson granted special permission for him to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Sidney Poitier discovered late actress Vonetta McGee.
McGee dropped out of pre-law school to pursue acting. Like Josephine Baker, she went overseas where more opportunities awaited Blacks.
Poitier discovered her in Rome and cast her in "The Lost Man."
From there, her career took off.
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Quentin Tarentino and Tate Taylor are the go to directors for African American cinema.
Tate Taylor had a box office winner with "The Help," but "Get On Up," was a disappointment at the box office.
Nevertheless, Taylor has been hired to create a remake of the Sidney Poitier classic "In The Heat Of The Night," for cable.
After "Thriller," Michael Jackson was on top of his game.
Not only did he purchase the Beatles catalogue but he also had a spy gadget attached to all of his phones.
This gadget would alert him if the caller on the other end was taping the conversation.
But in later years, Jackson became careless.
That's how Dr. Conrad Murray was able to tape several phone conversations with Jackson.