A tan looking O.J. Simpson appeared for his retrial in Clark County District Court Monday (May 13) in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Simpson is currently serving a nine to 33-year sentence in state prison as a result of his October 2008 conviction for armed robbery and kidnapping charges. The former football great was trying to get some of his football memorabilia during the robbery.
The 65 year-old is using a writ of habeas corpus to seek a new trial, claiming he had such bad representation that his conviction should be reversed. He has filed 19 claims of ineffective counsel and attorney conflict of interest, saying his attorney never told him about a plea bargain and that he also advised him to get his missing items back.
Not sure if he will get our early, but it sure does look like he is getting some good sun in prison. WTF?!
The first male descendant of Malcolm X was reportedly murdered in Mexico last week.
The 28 year-old died in a hospital in Mexico City on May 9, after his body, which had been badly beaten, was found in the street.
There are still conflicting stories about what really happened to Malcolm Shabazz, but amid those reports the Shabazz family released an official statement about his death, saying they are “deeply saddened”.
Read their full statement below:
We are deeply saddened by the passing of our beloved El Hajj Malcolm El Shabazz. To all who knew him, he offered kindness, encouragement and hope for a better tomorrow. Although his bright light and boundless potential are gone from this life, we are grateful that he now rests in peace in the arms of his grandparents and the safety of God. We will miss him.
With grateful hearts, we send sincerest appreciation to our supporters around the world for your tremendous outpouring of love and respect during our time of grief.
The Shabazz Family
Police are reportedly investigating the death as a homicide and the family will be in Mexico this week to claim his remains.
Looks like Kanye West was having a bad day late Friday afternoon (May 10).
The superstar was house hunting with his pregnant girlfriend Kim Kardashian, when the paparazzi showed up. Everything was fine until he started walking up a side driveway to eat lunch at the popular L.A spot 901Pho and unintentionally walked into a metal street sign. The 35 year-old was looking down to avoid eye contact with the paps and it obviously had dire consequences. My only question is why didn’t his boo Kim give him a heads up? Why? Because she was too busy trying to look cute for the cameras. SMH!
Shortly after hitting his head on the pole, he was inside the restaurant when another photographer arrived. He then ran outside and told the photog to “DON’T TAKE ANOTHER F*CKING PHOTO!!” You can view the whole video above. Some people find these videos funny, but I think it’s sad. Keep your head up Kanye (literally).
In anticipation of ‘AFTER EARTH’(starring Will and Jaden Smith), Concrete Loop was exclusively sent 2 unreleased stills of the film’s co-stars Zoe Kravitz and Sophie Okonedo!
From the looks of the trailer, Sophie is playing Will’s other half in the upcoming blockbuster film. However, we are not sure about the details of Zoe’s role. Either way, you can check out the full-sized photos in the gallery.
‘AFTER EARTH’ will be in theaters on May 31st and the father / son duo have been on an international promo run. Check out photos of them at the South Korean premiere early Tuesday (May 7) below.
It’s been almost 3 years since singer-songwriter Lyfe Jennings released any new music. After serving two years in prison for gun related charges and taking a much needed break from the industry, he’s back with the new track, “Boomerang.”
The 39 year old also released a message to his fans and music lovers, read below.
Saying “Thank You” is so underrated these days. I mean you guys introduce us to the world, stick with us our entire careers, and form personal relationships with our personal lives. For this I start, not end, with a simple but complex THANK YOU.
Yes I’m back, and yes it’s more positive music. I’m sure you’ll agree that we lack this sometime. I continue to be that balance with my new song “Boomerang”. It’s about karma. It’s about you. It’s about me. And it’s about time we give the people something to listen and LIVE to.
Read what Lauryn Hill had to say about her pending tax issues. Read More »
Just a day after releasing new music to mixed reviews, singer-songwriter Lauryn Hill departs court on Monday (May 6) in Newark, New Jersey.
The 37 year-old plead guilty to tax evasion charges last year for failure to pay federal taxes on the $1.8 million she earned from 2005-2007.
According to sources, Hill was sentenced to 3 months in a federal prison and will also have to serve 3 more months on house arrest — followed by 9 months of supervised release.
During the sentencing, she reportedly said the following,
I was put into a system I didn’t know the nature of.. I’m a child of former slaves. I got into an economic paradigm and had that imposed on me. I sold 50 million units … now I’m up here paying a tax debt. If that’s not likened to slavery, I don’t know what is.
Check out what Lauryn had to say about her new deal & tax problems.. Read More »
After weeks of negative press, there is finally some good news to report about Ms. Lauryn Hill! The 37 year-old just released the new track, “Neurotic Society (Compulsory Mix)” on her official Tumblr account.
Along with the song, the singer had a message for her followers:
Here is a link to a piece that I was ‘required’ to release immediately, by virtue of the impending legal deadline. I love being able to reach people directly, but in an ideal scenario, I would not have to rush the release of new music… but the message is still there. In light of Wednesday’s tragic loss (of former label mate Chris Kelly), I am even more pressed to YELL this to a multitude that may not understand the cost of allowing today’s unhealthy paradigms to remain unchecked!
Check out the first official photo of Drew Sidora, Keke Palmer and Lil Mama as popular 90s girl group TLC. The upcoming T.V. movie, “Crazy, Sexy, Cool: The TLC Story” will shed light on the groups humble Atlanta beginnings before they hit it big as the multi-million record selling group.
According to the press release, it is set to premiere in November 2013 on VH1.