SayWhat......... Oscar Pistorius may be getting out of jail after only serving 10 months for the killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkemp. The double amputee Olympian was sentenced to serve 5 years after being found guilty of culpable homicide for fatally shooting his model girlfriend back on Valentines Day in 2013.
According to CNN , the parole board is set to recommend that Pistorious, 28 to be released after only serving 10 months of his 5 year sentence.
Reeva Steenkemp's parents are outraged of the shocking news. According to CBS News Steenkemp's parents had this to say:
"Incarceration of 10 months for taking a life is simply not enough,"
June and Barry Steenkamp said in a statement to the parole board.
"We fear that this will not send out the proper message and serve as the deterrent it should."
Rapper The Game was arrested for allegedly punching an off duty officer in the face. The incident took place back on March 29th where the two were playing a game of Basketball at the Hollywood High School gym.
Associated Press reports that the alleged punch was recorded and released online. The Rapper whose real name is Jayceon Terrell Taylor, turned himself in to authorities on Monday, June 8th and was booked on suspicion of making criminal threats after surrendering to police at noon on Monday. He posted $50,000 bail within the hour and was released.
WNBA star Brittney Griner emotionally reveals during an interview with ESPN that her recent marriage to Glory Johnson was a "huge mistake".
Griner filed to have the month long marriage annulled just a day after Johnson announced she was pregnant.
"Prior to us getting married, I knew I didn't want to," Griner sobbed in an interview.
"I shouldn't have went through with it," she continued. "You know, sometimes you feel pressured into things, and I went along with it. And I know I shouldn't have. It was a huge mistake. I just knew it was a mistake."
Just a few weeks before the wedding the two basketball stars were arrested over a domestic fight between the two at their Arizona home.
"We couldn't get them pulled apart," Johnson's sister Judy said, according to a police report.
Right after the two WNBA stars arrest the two were suspended for 7 games at the beginning of the season. Now that the marriage and drama is over Griner says she is looking forward to returning to the court and focusing on basketball.
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Farewell Bruce Jenner and hello Caitlyn. The world has finally been introduced to "Her" as Bruce Jenner once referred to his unknown female self. The Gold Medalist, all American Olympian star athlete has officially dropped his name Bruce and transitioned into Caitlyn Jenner.
The Vanity Fair cover and photo-shoot shocked the world and even had us in "Awww". Caitlyn Jenner is a very attractive transgender woman. Caitlyn has now become the most popular out of the Kardashian/Jenner clan. Caitlyn's Twitter page reached over 1 million followers just in an 5 hours, MAC cosmetics are considering making Caitlyn the new face of the brand and the Epsy Awards announced they are honoring Caitlyn Jenner with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award.
But of course the positive responses and acceptance comes along with the negative remarks. The most shocking is the backlash from the Transgender community claiming Caitlyn's transition is an "unattainable stereotype".
Zoey Tur who is a transgender correspondent reporter who personally had trouble being accepted and finding work in her field after transitioning, told TheWrap all about the backlash Caitlyn Jenner is getting from the Transgender Community. “Caitlyn Jenner is just Kardashian 2.0,” Zoey Tur, “Inside Edition” trans correspondent and host of KFI radio talk show, “He Said, She Said” told TheWrap. “I’ve received well over 100 messages from trans women who said they didn’t want to transition anymore because they feel that they can never live up to the Caitlyn Jenner ideal.”
“Trans women are feeling that the sexualized photos are actually a fetishized version of what men believe women should look like,” Tur said. “It’s an unattainable stereotype that will have a reverse effect on trans people.”
Jenner’s wealth has been the center of much debate among many in the transgender community who feel that her highly-stylized transition puts even more pressure on trans people who don’t have the limitless resources of the Kardashian family.
“Caitlyn is still very much kind of an out of reach Hollywood icon who doesn’t have to spare any expense to look absolutely marvelous,” said George Moll, executive producer of “Becoming Us,” a transgender docu-series which premieres Monday on ABC Family. “While I applaud Caitlyn, I think it’s glamorized to a point where it’s not anywhere near what the reality is for the vast majority of trans people.”
This is a sentiment that is also echoed by healthcare professionals.
“She doesn’t necessarily represent the experiences of the majority of trans people,” said Laura Erickson-Schroth, an LGBT health and public psychiatry fellow with Columbia University. “I think many are middle or lower class; they’re people of color; they don’t have access to necessarily good mental health care, hormones, surgeries — the kind of things that Caitlyn might have access to, being someone who’s wealthy.”
R&B singer Syleena Johnson graduates college after 21 years of focusing on her singer career. The R&B Diva shared with her fans a picture of herself proudly wearing her cape and gown at the ceremony. Syleena said in her post:
"It's time! 21 years ago I enrolled in college at Drake university as a freshman...that was 1994...I was 18 years old. April 20, 1996 I was chosen and to be a distinguished woman of Zeta Phi Beta sorority iiiiiiiincorporated....transferred to illinois state LE chapter, 1997 dropped out of college to sign a record deal with Jive records, dropped 8 albums, a movie, a reality show, threee kids, two husbands, three more labels, the list goes on and on.... But the greatest gift right after my husband and kids is this diploma! I did it! Straight A's no B's, graduating with honors! Suma Cum Laude, ALPHA BETA KAPPA honor society....I did it for my sons to know its never too late! To know to always strive for excellence and leave no stone unturned!! I did it for me! To show myself I can do all things Through Christ who strengthens me!! I did it for all of my fans to know just cause I'm an entertainer doesn't mean education is NOT important! Be inspired! Be encouraged....I could cry right now! It was so hard in the middle of filming, performing, being a mommy, being a wife...I did it...and u can too!"
Actress, Singer, Best-selling Author Suzanne Somers reflects back on when she was fired from the hit TV show Three's Company for asking for equal pay as the male actors on the 30th anniversary as she makes her big return to Vegas where she relaunched her career. Somers posted this statement along with a link to an article by the Business Insider:
"It was three decades ago when I was fired from Three’s Company for asking to be paid equal to what the top men were being paid on TV. Because I asked for a raise, I was fired. I was made out to be greedy and in magazine after magazine they printed, “Who does she think she is?” When women do the same job or provide the same value as their male counterparts, there should be no question that they should receive equal pay. I was not only fired, I was black-balled from TV for having the audacity to ask for equal pay. It was in Las Vegas where I rebuilt my career. Maybe that’s why it feels so great for me to be back here. This is the first article I have seen where someone is actually shocked and appalled that I was fired for asking for a raise. Equal Pay For Women is a hot topic right now. You can feel the ground swell in the movement coming to a head. Thank you for this article and for the support."
photo: Facebook Boris Kodjoe
Most beautiful photo of the week: Actor Boris Kodjoe shares a vacation picture of himself and wife Actress Nicole Ari Parker celebrating their the 10th anniversary.
Boris said on his post: "I'll always protect you from the storm. Let's do this. Another 10.
#WeWereAkwardlyHappyWithoutThem #ParentalHappinessGuilt #SoWhat #WeDeservedThisTime #WeWereHereFirst
Singer Akon providing electricity to 600 million households in Africa with his Akon Lighting Africa program. The solar power initiative is bring solar electricity to millions of households and helping to improve education for millions of children with the support of 10 countries.
Akon had this to say about his amazing project: "Bringing hope millions and ultimately giving Africa a better future.
To learn more about the project click here for the website
Actress Zoe Saldana's husband Marco Perego decided to take his wife's last name instead when they got married. During an recent interwiew with InStyle (via UsWeekly) Saldana revealed what exactly went down when her hubby made the decision to take on her name 2 years ago when they wed:
“I tried to talk him out of it. I told him, ‘If you use my name, you’re going to be emasculated by your community of artists, by your Latin community of men, by the world.’ Marco looks up at me and says, ‘Ah, Zoe, I don’t give a shit.'”
The happy couple are now the parents to twin boys, Cy Aridio and Bowie Ezio who were born back in November.
photo: Facebook Kim Coles
Kim Coles posted this funny picture of her red-carpet reunion with former Living Single co-stars Queen Latifah and Erika Alexander posing as "Living Angels" as she calls it.
Coles attached this post with the pic:
"So THIS happened last night at @thecomedyunion @erikaalexanderthegreat & Queen Latifah showed up and we gave the red carpet a little old school Charlie's Angels move! lol it was one part comedy show one part bridal shower and ALL PARTS FUN!!! #bride #wedding #love #thanks #kinkytwists #crochetbraids #Naturalhair #comedy #comedian #curvygirls #livingsingle #friendsforlife #gps #WOOWOOWOO #blackbrides #queenlatifah #erikaalexander #fleek #Funny #davidtutera"
Living Single fans immediately started posting comments wishing for a Living Single reunion. So come on now lets make this happen. #LivingSingleReunion