Posts Tagged ‘uncle

11
Jan
14

What’s all This Rodman/Korea Hoopla? PLUS Watch Footage of the Game

This is mainly for all the ladies who had been wondering what this Dennis Rodman hoopla is all about. I’m  a basketball fan and even a Rodman fan, but I’m not that politically inclined, soooo when I saw the NBA star going off (once again) with some guy on CNN, I had to find out what was really going on.

Dennis Rodman was in North Korea with other former NBA players for a basketball game against the North Korean Senior National Team on the birthday of the country’s leader, the infamous Kim Jong Un.

The American team consisted of OG players Kenny Anderson, Cliff Robinson, Vin Baker, Craig Hodges, Doug Christie, and Charles D. Smith.

Kim Jong Un, an actual friend of Rodman’s,  imprisoned Kenneth Bae, a Korean-American Christian missionary who was  sentenced to 15 years hard labor.

Rodman, the controversial former NBA star  elicited widespread condemnation Tuesday when he suggested in an exclusive interview with Chris Cuomo of CNN’s “New Day” that  Bae had done something to deserve his 15-year sentence.

After Rodman apologized for his comments regarding  Bae and for flipping out on Cuomo, he then said it was not his job to address concerns about the repressive state of Korea or  lobby for the release of the detained U.S. citizen.

What was shocking, even for supporters of the American team to watch, was Rodman (on Wednesday) leading a singalong of “Happy Birthday” to the leader of North Korea, a man he calls a friend and a “very good guy,” but considered by many a brutal dictator who recently ordered the execution of his own uncle.

That same day, Bae’s family accused Rodman of “playing games” with Bae’s life. Relatives and U.S. officials have insisted Bae committed no crime.

In the end, North Korea won the game.

Fellow player Charles D. Smith later admitted that he felt the game may have been a mistake due to the Bae situation, but said he would continue to stand strong with his decision to play the game. 

Click to see Very Detailed Photos of the Team’s Trip to Korea!

08
Dec
13

Walker had Issues With his Ex and Daughter, but was Patching Things up, Says Uncle

Paul Walker’s family are in the midst of planning an emotional final goodbye to the Fast and Furious actor a week on from his tragic death, with funeral plans thought to be underway now the autopsy has been completed.

The actor died of “combined effects of “traumatic and thermal injuries” (impact and fire) and his friend of “multiple traumatic injuries” (only impact,) according to autopsy results revealed by the Los Angeles county coroner.

His Cousin told MailOnline he fears Walker’s body was so badly burned family might not be able to have a traditional funeral.

“They have not decided when the funeral will take place, it is still a work in progress,” a friend of Paul and his family told Hollywood Life.

But, Paul touched so many lives before his untimely death,  his family wants all of them to unite and grieve their tragic loss together.

Funeral arrangements for Paul are being handled by the Fast & Furious  star’s on- and off-screen family members.

According to E! , Tyrese Gibson,  is mostly helping the bereaved family in funeral arrangements.

Jasmine Pilchard-Gosnell was pictured for the first time since the tragic crash on Thursday when she returned to his house.

The 23-year-old student  Pilchard-Gosnell dated Walker for seven years and she is being now comforted by her mother, Julie, as she struggles to cope following the “horrible” accident.

“Paul was a really good guy and Jasmine is broken up by this. I went to Thanksgiving with him, played golf with him,” said Jasmine’s uncle, Barton Bruner.

“They had their ups and downs but they were together and looking to spend a bright future together. This is horrible news and unexpected. Her mother is with her and she is comforting her,” added Bruner.

Walker's half sister is comforted at crash site. Walker’s half sister is comforted at crash site. 

12
Jun
13

JOURNALICIOUS! Sightings

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Sarah Jessica Parker and daughter make a run in NYC on June 6.

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Jessica Alba looks sexy and summery at Spike TV’s Guys Choice Awards. She also received a best dressed nod on E’s Fashion Police this week.

June 2013 Vogue cover model Kate Upton celebrates her 21st birthday with her uncle, Congressman Fred Upton (R- Mich.), and GOP Whip Kevin McCarthy.

“With Congressman Fred Upton and his niece, Kate. We are celebrating Kate’s 21st Birthday #kateupton,” McCarthy wrote posted on Instagram.

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Check out Kate Upton’s 2013 Vogue photoshoot below :

Kate Upton’s Incredible VOGUE Photoshoot | Journalicious!
https://thejournalista.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/kate-uptons-incredible-vogue-photoshoot/

03
May
13

Chris Smith and Other Celebs Mourn the Loss of Chris Kelly

Many, including myself, are deeply saddened by the death of Kris Kross member Chris Kelly, who was found unresponsive in his Atlanta home on Wednesday afternoon.

Fulton County authorities believe he died of a drug overdose and have reason to assume cocaine and heroin were involved. According to the police report obtained exclusively by E! News, Kelly was found lying on the living room couch…with “no life signs.”

Chris’ mother, Donna Kelly Pratt, oddly  told an investigator that the night before, Kelly was out and had taken a mixture of heroin and cocaine. Pratt stated that they had brought the MC home to recover from his drug use and had done this several times in the past. She also noted that Kelly felt nauseous all morning and passed out at approximately 3 p.m.

Pratt and Kelly’s uncle, Lamar Williams, also told authorities Kelly had an “extensive history” of drug abuse.”

Chris’ best friend and other half of the backwards sagging duo Chris Smith is certainly among those mourning personally.

“Chris Kelly was my Best Friend,” said the rapper in a statement. “He was like a brother. I love him and will miss him dearly.”

Other celebs have expressed their condolences as well.

Ludacris: “One of motivations as a kid to even get into the rap game. You will be missed. R.I.P Chris Kelly”

LL Cool J: “RIP Chris Kelly. This song [“Jump”] is now officially dedicated to you. May GOD embrace your soul & lift up your family.”

Monica: “RIP Chris Kelly…May the peace of God comfort your family & all of those who love u”

Da Brat: “THEY R WHY I’M ME Kris Kross RIP Chris”

04
Apr
13

Oscar Pistorious Back On the Track; First Time Since Girlfriends Murder

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Olympic runner Oscar Pistorious was spotted on the track of the University of Pretoria and may be considering Training for the Olympics soon.

The Paraolympic runner was photographed with his running blades on for the first time since he admitted shooting his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp at his South African home on Valentines Day.

Oscars finding it difficult to come to terms with the loss of Reeva

, says his agent.

Training could be a grieving outlet for the runner, although his uncle Arnold Pistorius added: “Oscar is not back on any official training programme.

Family say he had been “struggling to leave his house and run.”

It is the first time Pistorious has put on his blades since Steenkamps death.




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