A West Virginia woman who lost her job as the Clay County development director after posting a racist comment about former first lady Michelle Obama on social media in 2016, could spend years in prison.
Pamela Taylor pleaded guilty last week to embezzling more than $18,000 in FEMA disaster benefits after deadly flooding in the state three years ago, according to WSAZ-TV.
In a plea agreement, Taylor admitted to falsely filing for disaster benefits and agreed to pay restitution of $18,149.04, WSAZ reported.
Investigators said Taylor claimed after her primary residence was damaged by flooding, she rented another place to live, but it seems her house wasn’t damaged at all, and, in fact, she was still living in it.
She’s facing up to 30 years in prison and a $500,000 fine at her sentencing in May.
She permanently lost her job with Clay County government after calling Obama “an ape in heels” in a Facebook post over two years ago.
T.I. and Tiny have reportedly halted production on their VH1 reality show, “Family Hustle,” while the rapper’s sister, Precious Harris, is in the hospital, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
According to TMZ, Precious Harris “hit a pole, which triggered an asthma attack. The 66-year-old — who often appears on the show — was taken to a hospital where she's now in ICU,” but that has not been confirmed by the rapper’s representatives or his family.
Tameka “Tiny” Cottle posted a photo with her sister-in-law on Instagram, asking for prayers, as did Precious Harris’ daughter, Kamaya.
The Atlanta couple, who had been having marital trouble the past couple of years but appear to be back together, took time out of their worry to celebrate Valentine’s Day. T.I. gifted his wife a canary yellow diamond ring.
“Breaking Bad” fans are in for a treat with a movie sequel to the popular AMC series now in the works by Netflix.
The sequel will focus on the escape of Jesse Pinkman, played by Emmy Award-winning actor Aaron Paul, with the show’s creator, Vince Gilligan, returning to write the screenplay and direct, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
It’s unclear whether Bryan Cranston, who played the lead character, Walter White, is returning, but he has hinted about his interest in being involved.
The sequel is expected to be a feature-length movie, THR reported, and will first run on Netflix, followed by air dates on AMC, a reversal of the way the cable series ran.
“Breaking Bad” ran for five seasons and centered on chemistry teacher Walter White who finds out he’s dying of lung cancer and tries to earn extra money for his family by creating a meth lab in an old RV and selling the drug for huge profits.
“The Golden Girls” ended production over 25 years ago, with actress Betty White the only remaining star of the popular sitcom still living, but through reruns and syndication, the show has maintained a dedicated fan base, including much younger fans who never saw the original series on network television.
Travel and event company Flip Phone Events is planning a “Golden Girls”-themed cruise in 2020, leaving from Miami, the home of the girls themselves, with stops in Key West and Cozumel, Mexico.
Billed as a five-night, high-seas adventure, the cruise offers fans a chance to “Join other ‘Golden Girls’ fans for a once-in-a-lifetime gathering,” according to the website.
The cruise includes events like Caftan Sail Away Party with Cheesecake, “Golden Girls” trivia, Shady Pines Craft Corner, a “Golden Girls” costume contest and more.
Tickets for the cruise are averaging around $1,000.
“The Golden Girls,” created by Susan Harris and starring Bea Arthur, White, Rue McClanahan and Estelle Getty, ran on network television from 1985-1992. It’s a story about the lives of three middle-aged women, plus one of their mothers, who live together in a Miami home and face numerous challenges and adventures, including dating, jobs and travel.
Singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge announced a new album and a slew of new tour dates.
Grammy.com reported that Etheridge initially announced a few April shows, but the dates have grown to 28, starting in March in Florida. She said on Twitter on Feb. 11 that her new album, “The Medicine Show,” will be out April 12.
“Calling the album ‘The Medicine Show’ puts straight up, front and center, that this about health, wellness, cannabis, this new thought, new paradigm, however you want to talk about it, however you want to understand it,” Etheridge said in a statement, according to Billboard. “We’re not afraid of this anymore. We’ve come a long way.”
More information on the new album and tour tickets is available at MelissaEtheridge.com. The tour dates are below:
March 29: Bonita Springs, Florida, at Southwest Florida Event Center
March 30: Bonita Springs, Florida, at Southwest Florida Event Center
April 10: New York at The Town Hall
April 13: March 19 Montclair, New Jersey, at Wellmont Theater
April 14: Lynn, Massachusetts, at Lynn Memorial Auditorium
April 19: Stateline, Nevada, at Harrah's Lake Tahoe - South Shore Room
April 20: West Wendover, Nevada, at Peppermill Concert Hall
April 23: New Braunfels, Texas, at Gruene Hall
April 24: Irving, Texas, at The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory with Liz Phair
April 25: Catoosa, Oklahoma, at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa - The Joint
April 27: Lake Charles, Louisiana, at Golden Nugget Lake Charles
April 28: New Orleans at Saenger Theatre with Liz Phair
April 30: Chattanooga, Tennessee, at Walker Theater
May 1: Augusta, Georgia, at Miller Theater
May 2: Durham, North Carolina, at Carolina Theatre of Durham
May 3: Virginia Beach, Virginia, at Sandler Center
May 6: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, at American Music Theatre
May 8: Springfield, Ohio, at Clark State Performing Arts Center
May 9: Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, at Penn’s Peak
May 11: Plymouth, Massachusetts, at Plymouth Memorial Hall
May 12: Portland, Maine, at State Theatre
June 20: Des Moines, Iowa, at Hoyt Sherman Place
June 25: Vienna, Virginia, at Wolf Trap with Pat Benatar Neil Geraldo and Liz Phair
June 29: Webster, Massachusetts, at Indian Ranch
June 30: New York at WorldPride Closing Ceremony
July 4: Elk Grove Village, Illinois, ay Elk Grove Village Mid-Summer Classics Concert Series
July 8: Boulder, Colorado, at Chautauqua Auditorium
July 13: Chandler, Arizona, at Chandler Center for the Arts
Actor Don Cheadle made a number of social and political statements while hosting “Saturday Night Live” for the first time over the weekend, according to Deadline.
Among them, Cheadle wore a black T-shirt with white text that read, “Protect trans kids,” as he introduced musical guest Gary Clark Jr., who was doing his second performance of the night.
The single, which Rolling Stone calls an “indictment of modern racism,” contains lyrics like “50 acres with a Model A/Right in the middle of Trump country,” and, “I remember they used to tell me … ‘We don’t want your kind/We think you’s a dog born’/(expletive) you, I’m America’s son/This is where I come from.”
At the end of the show, Cheadle also took President Donald Trump to task, wearing a Soviet Union hockey jersey with “Trump” and “45” on the back.
A number of celebrities who work in advocacy for trans people praised Cheadle for his shirt, including actress Laverne Cox and Karamo Brown of “Queer Eye.”
Cheadle thanked them and others for their support, tweeting, “I awoke to so much support and love!! thank you @nbcsnl for the opportunity to play and pay respect and throw shade in an historic space in an historic time. keep fighting, y'all. evil grows in the dark.
Images of actor John Travolta throughout his time in the public eye.
Recently married country singer Miranda Lambert reportedly got into multiple altercations with restaurant patrons last weekend.
Before announcing she quietly married New York Police Department Officer Brendan Mcloughlin some time ago, she was about to get into a fight with a woman at Stoney River Steakhouse in Nashville, Tennessee.
“I have two guests about to get into a fistfight. ... Miranda Lambert,” a woman who identified herself as an employee told a 911 dispatcher, according to audio obtained by TMZ. “She just ran out the door, and got into it with another couple right here. ... I’m sorry, my manager just said call 911.”
Video from TMZ reportedly shows the aftermath from Lambert allegedly dumping a salad into a woman’s lap before leaving the restaurant. The video identifies a man as Lambert’s friend, who may be Mcloughlin. She was also at the steakhouse with her mother.
According to TMZ, the plate dumping stemmed from when Lambert’s friend was in the restroom and another man, the husband of the woman whose plate was dumped, made a joke about millennials and their cellphones.
More details come from 911 calls obtained by The Tennessean.
“Something happened in the restaurant between these two gentlemen, and another gentleman walked up to her table and started cussing him out,” the woman told the dispatcher. “This is the third time they’ve gotten into it, and now Miranda is trying to hit people and she's flipping plates over on them.
“There’s an altercation between two guests, and it’s about to get physical. Our managers are trying to hold them back but we can’t.”
Lambert’s publicist declined to comment, and nearly a week later, the musician announced she was married.
Actor Alec Baldwin's Donald Trump impression was back in the spotlight this weekend as "Saturday Night Live" took on the president's national emergency declaration.
In Saturday's cold open, Baldwin's Trump laid out his case for building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border.
"Let's cut to the chase: Folks, we need wall, OK? We have a tremendous amount of drugs flowing into this country from the southern border, or 'the brown line' as many people have asked me not to call it," he said, adding: "You can all see why I gotta fake this national emergency. I have to because I want to."
Baldwin's Trump then launched into a lengthy explanation of his plan.
"I'm basically taking military money so I can has wall," the fake Trump said. "So I'm going to sign these papers for emergency, then I'll immediately be sued, then the ruling will not go in my favor, then end up in the Supreme Court, then I'll call my buddy [Brett] Kavanaugh, and I'll say, 'It's time to repay the Donny,' and he'll say, 'New phone, who this?' And then the [Robert] Mueller report will be released, crumbling my house of cards, then I can just plead insanity and do a few months in the puzzle factory, and my personal hell of playing president will finally be over."
>> See the full sketch here (WARNING: Viewer discretion advised)
When Kyle Mooney, playing CNN reporter Jim Acosta, said undocumented immigrants commit fewer crimes than people born in the U.S., Baldwin's Trump was incredulous.
"Oh my God, Jim, those numbers are faker than this emergency," he replied.
"Anyway, in conclusion, this is a total emergency, a five-alarm blaze, which means I gotta go to Mar-a-Lago, so I can play some golf."
Country music star Miranda Lambert has found love again.
The "Mama's Broken Heart" singer took to social media Saturday to tell fans that she secretly married Brendan Mcloughlin.
"In honor of Valentine’s Day I wanted to share some news," Lambert, 35, wrote in a Facebook post. "I met the love of my life. And we got hitched! My heart is full. Thank you Brendan Mcloughlin for loving me for.... me."
According to People magazine, Mcloughlin is an officer with the New York Police Department and has a 3-month-old child from a former relationship.
Lambert was previously married to country singer and "The Voice" coach Blake Shelton from 2011 to 2015.
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