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WHCR News x Headlines x Entertainment Recap

December 22, 2009 Leave a comment Go to comments

Well, I’ve been quite busy with other things, but I’ll make up for my tardiness. Here are a bunch of headlines which have been making some noise over the past couple of days.  Check out the first article/headlines below and more when you click “read the rest of the entry“. News/headlines include Brittany Murphy’s death, T.I.’s early release from jail, Beyonce’s parents divorce, “The Karate Kid” trailer (starring Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan), Omarion’s new video (which was inspired by Michael Jackson), Robin Thicke’s interview with ABC News, comedian John Witherspoon stopping by David Letterman’s show, and Kid CuDi’s run-in with the law (profiling if you ask me).

Brittany Murphy Dies of Cardiac Arrest x Autopsy Results

CBS News reported Tuesday that the an investigation is being launched into the “leaked” autopsy report of actress Brittany Murphy, who died Sunday morning. Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office Assistant Chief Coroner Ed Winter stated that he did not know how details of the confidential preliminary autopsy report performed on the 32-year-old “Don’t Say A Word” star made their way to celebrity gossip site TMZ. TMZ has refused comment as to how they obtained the autopsy report.

TMZ reported Tuesday on the details of the paramedics response to the 911 call to Brittany Murphy’s Hollywood Hills home, where they found the actress unresponsive. In the report, TMZ listed a number of prescription drugs allegedly found in the home, including Topamax (an anti-seizure medication), Fluoxetine (treats depression), Klonopin (anxiety), Propranolol (a hypertension medicine also used in the prevention of heart attacks), Ativan (anxiety), Vicoprofen and Hydrocodone (pain).

T.I. Released From Prison Early

The King of the South is headed home. Hip-hop superstar T.I. was released from a federal prison in Arkansas this morning, after serving seven months of his one-year sentence for a felony weapons conviction.

His attorney, Steve Sadow, tells E! News that the MC will report to a halfway house in his native Atlanta this evening for the remainder of his sentence.

“[A halfway house] is not unusual in the least; it happens across the board as long as the inmates are eligible,” Sadow said, noting that T.I. also got credit for time served in home detention. “They decided that three months in a halfway house would assist him with reentering society.”

The 29-year-old T.I., real name Clifford Harris Jr., was busted in 2007 for using a bodyguard to attempt to buy unregistered machine guns and silencers from an undercover agent, just hours before he was set to perform at the BET Awards.

The Paper Trail rapper subsequently pleaded guilty to a federal weapons charge, completed 1,000 hours of community service (including an MTV special) and paid a $100,000 fine. Now that he’s out, he must complete an additional 500 hours of community service.

Matthew & Tina Knowles Divorce After 29 Years Of Marriage

BEYONCE’s parents MATHEW and TINA KNOWLES have broken their silence to confirm they are heading for divorce. Reports began circulating online last week (ends18Dec09) alleging stylist Tina Knowles had filed papers in a Harris County, Texas court in November (09) to put an end to her 29-year marriage.  The Knowles have now revealed the news is true, but insist the decision to split was “amicable”.

In a joint statement, the former couple says, “The decision to end our marriage is an amicable one. We remain friends, parents, and business partners. If anyone is expecting an ugly messy fight, they will be sadly disappointed. We ask for your respect of our privacy as we handle this matter.”

The divorce comes just weeks after Beyonce’s manager father was hit with a paternity lawsuit from Los Angeles resident Alexsandra Wright, who works in the name branding business.
Pregnant Wright claims Mathew Knowles is the father of her unborn child, which is due in spring 2010.

The Knowles wed in 1980 and are parents to the Crazy In Love hitmaker and her younger sister Solange.

Omarion releases his brand new Michael Jackson inspired video “Hoodie” off his upcoming album, Ollusion, dropping on January 12th.

The Karate Kid (Trailer) featuring Jaden Smith & Jackie Chan

Here’s the trailer for the anticipated movie “The Karate Kid” featuring Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. Looks like it will a good one.

Robin Thicke talks about his new album “Sex Therapy” w/ ABC News

Darius Brown chats with Robin Thicke to discuss his new album, Sex Therapy. He also speaks on penning a song for Michael Jackson, talks about his wife being pregnant, and his favorite song on his new album.

Veteran comedian John “Bang Bang Bang Bang” Witherspoon stopped by David Letterman’s show to promote his new comedy album and more. He’s just too hilarious.

Kid Cudi was held at gunpoint by police in Los Angeles Tuesday (Dec. 21), in a case of mistaken identity that occurred just one week after the rapper left his opening slot on Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour.

Cudi, whose real name is Scott Mescudi, was in the midst of a photo shoot for NME magazine when he and his entourage were pulled over on Fairfax Avenue by police offers in search of suspected robbers.

NME reporter Emily Mackay later blogged about the incident, describing a dramatic scene that included “an angry, shaven-headed American policeman screaming, ‘KEEP YOUR TWO HANDS VISIBLE’ while pointing a gun at the back your head through the rear window.”

According to reports, Cudi and his entourage were ordered to exit three vehicles and kneel on the ground, where they were handcuffed. Police soon released the group, however, upon realizing that they had detained the wrong party.

“Such is life, apparently, when you roll with Kid Cudi and his crew,” added Mackay.

On Dec. 18, Cudi’s representatives announced that he was leaving Lady Gaga’s Monster Ball tour after playing just a few dates on the trek “in order to balance his schedule surrounding the recording of his next album and acting commitments.” The announcement came shortly after the rapper was criticized for punching a fan at a tour stop in Vancouver.

Thanks to Associated Content, XXL, Contact Music, & TMZ for the assist with articles.

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