Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick is still in prison and regardless of how you try to slice up his fortune, he is still richer than most. Vick went from earning millions as one of the best quarterbacks in the NFL to now earning on 12 cents an hour. His personal items have been lost through mismanagement of his fortune and in July of this year, he filed for bankruptcy protection from his creditors. While all of this is true, my heart goes out to Vick because I am one of the few who believe his case is indicative of a crazy justice system that protects animals more than it protects women. A system where a dog’s life, or shall I say, the treatment of animals takes precedence over the lives of humans. We can argue and debate the pros and cons of MIchael Vick’s case all day long, but I’ll still feel the same about the outcome of his case.
Vick’s bankruptcy filings have recently been made public and although he has been in jail since November 2007, the quarterback has managed to still spend over $17 Million dollars.
As seen below, the two-page statement lists the former football star’s payments to lawyers, relatives, and the mothers of his children. Lousy investments, security, cars, a boat, $3.5 million in “miscellaneous” transfers, and $1.1 million in checks made out to “Cash” are also memorialized in the ledger. One indication of Vick’s, um, unorthodox financial controls can be found in the recording of a $1000 check cut to his mother Brenda Boddie in October 2006. At the time, Vick gave a brief description of the payment: “chump change.” Vick’s U.S. District Court filings also included a list of the nine cars he owns: a $73,000 Land Rover is driven by his fiancee, the woman’s mother uses a 2007 Cadillac Escalade, and Vick’s brother Marcus drives a 2007 Land Rover. A 2007 Infinity is even kept in Leavenworth, Kansas–where Vick is imprisoned–for use by his fiancee, Kijafa Frink, when she visits the federal lockup. The court records also describe Vick’s financial interest in about five horses. (Source)
So many rumors have been going around about comedian Katt Williams that I initially didn’t believe it when I read that he’d been admitted into a psychiatric hospital. First he was missing, then some said he’d died in a car crash, this latest rumor turned out to be true. Williams, while visiting relatives in South Carolina, was admitted to Tuomey Medical Center for evaluation after relatives say he was “acting bizarre”:
The report quoted Sumter Police Department Maj. Perry Herod as confirming that police responded to a call about Williams on Friday morning at the Mount Vernon Inn.
“And officers did talk with him, and then my understanding is he went on his own to Tuomey Hospital,” Herod said, according to TheItem.com. The hospital would not provide any information on whether Williams was treated there.
MTV.com posted this statement from Williams’ spokesperson Yvette Shearer: “Following an arduous 300 shows and an 18-month touring schedule that left him incredibly fatigued, Katt, a veteran of MTV’s ‘Wild ‘N Out,’ felt compelled to be with his family in an effort to deal with his stress. While doing so, he is under a doctor’s care.” (Source)
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Sister2Sister Magazine’s Jamie Foster Brown interviewed Maino and T.I. for the December 2008 issue of the magazine. Brown got a lot of interesting information from the two rappers and her interview was quite entertaining. My favorite part of the interview was when T.I. and Maino flipped the script on Brown when she got a text message from famous pimpmaster Bishop Don Magic Juan. I was fallin on the floor when Tip issued his warning to anyone checking for Tiny… “No man bett not send my woman no diamond rangs..no hats….Nutthin!”
T.I. also addressed why he chose to film his video in Bowen Homes, why it seemed like a diss to Shawty Lo and shouted out his “Juke Joint” Club Crucial.
“If I would not have did what I did before he said what he said…would it have still been a diss?”
The season Finale of Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta will air tomorrow night (Tuesday, November 18th). I was fortunate enough to get a few sneak peeks of tomorrow’s shenanigans and it looks like the tension between NeNe and Sheree is about to snap. Lisa hosts her hubby’s birthday party at Ludacris’ Straits restaurant and the drama between the housewives begins to explode. Of course it all starts with Kim and Sheree’…and this time it’s Lisa who’s playing the peacekeeper. Peep the clips: Continue Reading…
In case you missed it, Beyonce appeared on Saturday Night Live this weekend (November 15, 2008) and promoted her upcoming solo joint I Am…Sasha Fierce. She and Justin Timberlake did an SNL skit mocking her “Single Ladies” video Saturday night. It was hilarious! Justin had me cracking up in that dayum leotard. ..and that lisp! “We’re the Danzzzers” OMG! I’m still laughing at those fools.
The singer also performed her two singles If I Were A Boy and Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), watch two videos below: Continue Reading…