T.I. (aka Clifford Harris) and his scully has taken time out of his “busy” schedule to wish all you guys a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! I’m so glad to see Tip in good spirits and it appears that the rumors about everyone jumping ship from Grand Hustle are just that…rumors!
(December 13, 2007 ? New York, NY) International megastar Janet Jackson, who has sold over 100 million albums worldwide and is the newest signing to the Island Def Jam Music Group, has completed her first new single for the label with hitmaking producer Rodney Jerkins. ?Feedback? will impact across-the-board at all radio formats on January 7th. DISCIPLINE, Janet Jackson?s new album ? and the 10th studio album of her career ? is scheduled to arrive in stores on February 26th. In addition to Rodney Jerkins, the new album brings together an A-list of guest producers, including Jermaine Dupri, Ne-Yo, Stargate, Tricky Stewart, and The-Dream. DISCIPLINE was executive produced by Antonio ?L.A.? Reid, Chairman, Island Def Jam Music Group.
My neck hurts lookin at this picture!?? Janet is an icon…that’s for sure.? I just hope it’s better than the last 3…
Kai Franklin Graham, the daughter of Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, pleaded guilty today to federal charges that she illegally concealed proceeds from her former husband’s transcontinental drug-trafficking ring.
Her former husband, Tremayne Graham, who had ties to the Black Mafia Family (BMF) was convicted of several drug charges and sentenced to life in prison in April 2007.?? The charges against Kai Franklin stem from the fact that while?her husband?was a fugitive, she converted cash from him into 14 postal money orders totaling $14,000. She admitted going to seven Atlanta area post offices in a single day to avoid federal financial rules that would require reports of transactions exceeding $2,000.
Franklin Graham is likely to be sentenced to three months of home confinement and three years of probation. However, if she fails to comply with terms of her plea agreement with federal prosecutors, U.S. District Judge Henry M. Herlong Jr. could increase the sentence to as much as five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. (Source – AJC)
Three MONTHS!!? Membership definately has it’s priviledges!? I mean….Michael Vick just got 23 MONTHS and she only gets THREE!!!? WOW…..I have no words…
Myra Panache of “The Panache Report” has detailed most of the story HERE.
Also read more about BMF (Black Mafia Family) and their activities in Atlanta?over at Creative Loafing.
Out of my respect for you, I am letting you know, with a heavy heart, I resigned today as the Head Coach of the Atlanta Falcons. This decision was not easy but was made in the best interest of me and my family. While my desire would have been to finish out what has been a difficult season for us all, circumstances did not allow me to do so. I appreciate your hard work and wish the best.
Atlanta Falcon’s coach Bobby Petrino abruptly quit yesterday after Monday night’s loss to the Saints.? Most people say “Good Riddance!”? but are we really suprised?? Petrino during his first year as head coach of an NFL organization has 10 losses!? Not impressive at all…and his history suggests that he has done this over and over again.? All I have to say is….return to college Petrino…I’m sure we can do better without you.? Hell…we can’t do any WORSE!!!
The Atlanta Falcon’s lost (yet again) to the New Orleans Saints last night (34-14) and are now 3-10.?? During player introductions, DeAngelo Hall displayed a Michael Vick while running to the field.? He then took the poster to the sideline and taped it to the back of the bench, facing the crowd.? A member of the Falcon’s public relations staff removed the poster after the first quarter.
Hall also wrote “MV7” (for Michael Vick #7)?in his eye black.
“We did that because we wanted to let him know that we’re still thinking about him,” Hall said. “That was my personal thing. I wanted to let him know he’s not forgotten. We kind of, I don’t want to say as a franchise, don’t want to acknowledge the situation, but it’s kind of the way you feel. All the pictures are gone. No more jerseys. No more nothing. We need to let him know we still care about him.” (Source)
Falcons player, Roddy White showed his support by displaying a home-made “Free Mike Vick” t-shirt worn under his jersey.? There were also several player’s in attendance sporting their Michael Vick Jerseys.? We still love you Mike!? Keep your head up!!!
Breaking News –? Former Atlanta Falcon Michael Vick has been offically sentenced to 23 months in jail for his role in a dog fighting operation.
The sentence, handed down by U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson, ended an eight-month legal odyssey?for Vick that saw him go from NFL star and the face of the Atlanta Falcons franchise to a prison inmate. The sentence on federal felony charges means Vick, suspended indefinitely by the NFL, won’t play again until at least 2010. He still faces the league suspension. He has also been indicted in Virginia on state dogfighting charges and faces lawsuits from several banks. The Falcons are awaiting an arbitration ruling in an attempt to recoup $20 million in bonus money paid to Vick. (Source-AJC)
I’m kind of relieved because I thought it would be a lot more.? Let’s keep Mike in our prayers….he’s gonna need it.