Elvis Presley’s Daughter, Lisa Marie, Claims She is Broke as Hell! (Watch)

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*DaYUM! How does one go through $300 million dollars in one lifetime? I guess we will have to ask one Lisa Marie Presley, who as the sole heir of her father, Elvis Presley’s estate, estimated at the hefty amount, doesn’t appear to have a pot of her own to piss in today.

Can I repeat, daYUM!!!

Hey, it’s not like I went looking for this info. I actually stumbled across it and nearly caught a bug in my mouth because it stayed open for so long.

Presley actually laid the situation out in court papers because she is seeking a divorce from her FOURTH husband. Seems she went through several more after the short-lived marriage to Michael Jackson and then to Nicolas Cage.

But her dire financial straights is just one of the shocking items in the court documents. Equally shocking is the REASON Presley is seeking divorce from her musician husband, Michael Lockwood. According to the still aspiring singer, she found “inappropriate photos of children” on his computer.

Uh oh. Continue reading

What…Police Find LIVE Elderly Woman ‘Molded to Chair’ She Sat in for a Year?

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*This unbelievable truth is especially hard for me to swallow on a day where I just attended the most beautiful memorial services for a woman to lived to be 103 and transitioned with a smile on her face. She was so loved! Now I hear the story of an elderly woman who apparently had NO ONE to care for her in a loving way, and although she is alive, the condition paramedics found her in is nothing short of unfathomable.

Reports say that paramedics were called to the home of a 75-year-old Ohio woman by a church volunteer who had been delivering food to her for the past decade. The man told paramedics that he had not seen the woman outside of her chair since July 2016.

Yes. This is February 2017! Continue reading

Charles Wright, Funk & R&B Legend, at South Pasadena Library this Thursday! (Free)

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*A very special Author and Music Night in honor of Black History Month brings Charles Wright, legendary L.A. musician and bestselling author of “Up From Where We’ve Come: An Eventful Journey” to the South Pasadena Public Library Community Room on Thursday, February 23 at 7 p.m.  The event will also feature Petrella, “The First Lady of Country Soul” and her band, Mixed Influence. The event is free and will be presented by the South Pasadena Public Library and the Friends of the South Pasadena Public Library, with special thanks to 210 eastsound!

Charles Wright is the founder of the pioneering funk and R&B band of the 60s and early 70s, The Watts 103 Street Rhythm Band, known for the hits “Do Your Thing”, “Till You Get Enough”, and “Love Land”. Their biggest and most enduring hit “Express Yourself” is among the most sampled tracks by rap and hip hop groups. Continue reading

‘Birth of a Movement’ Streaming on PBS for Limited Time Only

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*One hundred years ago, blackface and other offensive media representations of African Americans were not only common, but celebrated. Few cultural moments encapsulate this more fully than D.W. Griffith’s “The Birth of a Nation” (1915), a notoriously Ku Klux Klan-friendly reimagining of history.

“Birth of a Movement,” a new film now streaming on PBS, tells the story of William Monroe Trotter, an African-American newspaper editor and activist, who, along with the then newly-formed NAACP, waged a battle against the film. Together, we unleashed a conflict that still rages today about race relations, representation, and the power of Hollywood. Continue reading

Six Flags Amusement Parks Add Immersive Virtual Reality To Roller Coasters…and Blow. Our. Minds.

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*One of my greatest surprises after moving to the west coast seven years ago was the discovery of Six Flags amusement parks. I grew up just a stone’s throw from the midwest’s Cedar Point, which is widely known as the roller coast capital of the world. I still cherish the memories of my annual treks there as a kid, and didn’t imagine being close a park that could match the thrills I’d experienced at Cedar Point.

Then, I found Six Flags.

The one in my neck of the woods, Six Flags Discovery Kingdom, was always a thrill, but got better in recent years with the addition of rides like Superman Ultimate Flight (which is the first ride I hit when I enter the park!) and The Joker, a new hybrid coaster that repurposed the foundation of one of the park’s old wooden out-and-backs and turned it into a scream machine that left me hoarse for the balance of my day there last summer.

During THAT ride, I had to suppress my repeated “F*** me!” screams, as there were small, impressionable children aboard.  (I can’t wait to ride it again!) Continue reading

17-Year-Old Lottery Winner Says the Money ‘Ruined My Life!’ (Now She Wants to Sue!)

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*Aww…Boo Hoo! Its unlikely this teen is going to get anyone to feel sorry for her after winning millions in a UK Lottery and now suffering from life after becoming a millionaire.

Simmer down. Simmer down. I can practically feel your claws and hear your screams of Bitch Puh-leez!!!

But alas, this fair maiden is unhappy and has said she wishes she had never won at all.

Raise your hand if you’d like to relieve her of this burden. THIS we can do. Continue reading

Heartbreaking Video of Woman Confronting Cheating Boyfriend Goes Viral (Watch)

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*Whew! Videos like the one below (scroll down) which shows a young woman, Kourtney Jorge, and her ex-boyfriend, Leonard Long III, talking through problems of infidelity make some of us happy that we are not currently in a relationship. I mean really, who needs the hassle? But the fact that the video has Twitter buzzing (it immediately went viral, garnering hundreds of thousands of likes and retweets almost immediately) also reveals our innate attraction to other peoples’ drama.

The hashtag #Hurtbae is now official.

The six-minute-44-second video titled, Why They Cheated: Two Exes Confront Each Other About Infidelity, was done for the website, The Scene, and while the ex-boyfriend remains composed and shows no sense of remorse, the woman is, of course, just the opposite:

…emotional and pitiful looking throughout.

The two are sitting opposite each other as the words on the screen bring the words being spoken in confession by the male read:

“I did everything.”

The woman, obviously a glutton for punishment, asks for further clarification:

“Like what?”

“I had sex with other girls. I did everything.” Continue reading

The Lego Batman Movie Cracked Me Up, Delivers Laughs For Kids Of All Ages

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*I don’t know about you, but I don’t think I can take another Trump announcement, pronouncement, or tweet!  Yesterday, I needed a break from the dismal news cycle, so I snuck into a showing of the hysterical new The Lego Batman Movie. Even a die-hard Superman fan like me loved it.

Maybe that’s because the Man of Steel himself has a role in the movie, and provides a fairly significant plot point to the action-packed romp, during which Batman struggles with…

…wait a minute. Am I ACTUALLY writing a review about a film that’s based on Lego building blocks??

Yes, I am. I was drawn into the story from the first few frames.  I howled with laughter during the flick, which has lots of action and humor that will appeal to the little ones, along with many jokes that will go right over their heads while leaving you in stitches.

Will Arnett, who provides the voice of the most vain Caped Crusader we’ve ever seen on screen (“…I get up at 4:30am and pump iron until my pecs are just sick!”), may well be my favorite cinematic Batman. Continue reading

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