For years it’s been speculated that Super Attorney Johnnie Cochran’s brain tumor was caused by his cell phone use.
Family members and colleagues of the legal wiz, who died from his ailment in 2005, all say that Cochran ALWAYS had a cell glued to his ear and these days just about every person on earth is walking around doing the same.
The World Health Organization (WHO) recently revealed that radiation from cell phone use can possibly cause cancer.
They list “mobile phone use” in the same “carcinogenic hazard” category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform, all capable of causing cancer cell production in the human body.
To this day, Cochran’s neurosurgeon has always believed that it was his extensive cell phone use that caused his brain tumor and his daughter Tiffany Cochran, a former Atlanta news anchor and reporter, said that her dad felt the same… Continue Reading…
Lisa Raye and Stacey Dash take on prime time in a new VH1 series entitled, “Single Ladies”. The series premiered Monday night with a 2-hour episode.
Executive-produced by Queen Latifah, the show is a scripted “romantic comedy series” taped and set in Atlanta and features a ton of A-Town locations and cameos including Jermaine Dupri, Rozonda “Chill” Thomas, Cam’Ron, Eve, Lauryn London and more.
It’s premise is “the life of an Atlanta single lady” and while it is quite entertaining, there are mixed reviews on how it portrays single life in our city.
“Single Ladies” recap with photos PLUS full video of the 2 hour season premiere below: Continue Reading…
Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher, of New Bern, North Carolina, took their ’til death do us part’ marital vows literally. They would have celebrated their 87th year of marriage on May 13, 2011 had one of them not passed away.
The cute couple, who jumped the broom back in 1924, were recognized in 2008 as Guinness Book of World Records’ oldest living couple after hitting 84 years of marriage.
They survived together in marital bliss until Mr. Fisher passed away on February 27, 2011 at the age of 105, leaving behind his 103 year old bride.
When asked about their initial attraction to one another, Zelmyra admits that Herbert “wasn’t much to look at, but he was sweet.”
Little did she know that that “not much to look at” man would be there with her through thick and thin! Continue Reading…
Tupac Shakur is officially a part of internet history!
In what might be considered the greatest hoax since that “Suge Knight Arrested for Killing Tupic” video, online hackers successfully hit up the PBS newshour website and posted a fake story about the deceased rap icon.
LulzSec, a notorious group of hackers who attack for “fun and infamy” rather than for financial or activist reasons, accessed PBS’s database, where they secured login credentials and posted an article claiming that rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls were found alive and well in New Zealand.
LulzSec’s hip-hop hoax had social networks buzzing for hours!
The article has since been removed but here it is it it’s entirety… Continue Reading…
An elderly woman suspected in a slew of robberies was shot dead today by Atlanta Police Officers.
58 year old Roxanne Taylor, of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Atlanta, was spotted in the drive-through of Wendy’s on Piedmont Road by someone who noticed that she matched the APD’s description of the “Grandma Bandit” who has robbed at least four metro area drugstores in the past two weeks.
Atlanta police arrived and attempted to stop the woman after she left the drive-through in a gold Jeep Liberty. The woman fled, leading police on a high-speed chase northbound on I85 northbound and causing a minor traffic accident after exiting at North Druid Hills Road.
According to the AJC, officers involved in the chase say they heard a gunshot, so they returned fire, hitting the elderly Taylor multiple times. Neither of the officers was injured.
Rihanna (and her Wonder Woman costume) performed live on NBC’s “Today” show in Rockefeller Plaza this morning (May 27, 2011). [Sidebar: When did Wiz Khalifa join her background dancers?]
RihRih kicked off Today’s Summer concert series (literally) by performing “S&M” and “Only Girl in the World” for the hyped crowed.
In case you missed it, watch video of Rihanna’s Today Show interview & performances below: Continue Reading…