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Posted: Saturday February 11, 2012 @ 12:02 a.m. PST
*Celebrating Black History Month On Chuck Berry On Saturday February 11, 2012.
According to Biography, Fact #16 Before becoming a professional musician, Chuck Berry studied to be a hairdresser.
Chuck Berry’s famous “duck walk” dance originated in 1956, when Berry attempted to hide wrinkles in his rayon suit by shaking them out with his now-signature body movements.
OCCUPATION:Songwriter, Guitarist, Singer
BIRTH DATE:October 18, 1926 (Age: 85)
EDUCATION: Sumner High School
PLACE OF BIRTH: St. Louis, Missouri
Best Known For
Chuck Berry was one of the most popular and influential performers in rhythm-and-blues and rock-and-roll music in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
Mini Bio: Born October 18, 1926, in St. Louis, Missouri, Chuck Berry had early exposure to music at school and church. As a teen, he was sent to prison for three years for armed robbery. He began producing hits in the 1950s, and had his first number one hit, “My Ding-a-Ling,” in 1972. With his clever lyrics and distinctive sounds, he was one of the most influential figures in the history of rock music.
Jennifer Lopez strips down naked for a new perfume ad.
The new ad is for her new perfume fragrance “Glowing” which the American Idol judge said, “Glowing presents a clean fragrance”, “Me gusta el olor a limpieza. “I like the smell of cleaning. Es un aroma con mucha madera. It is a scent with lots of wood. No es exactamente lo que hice diez años atrás [Glow], es la evolución de eso”. Not exactly what I did ten years ago [Glow], is the evolution of that. ”
The perfume consists of vanilla, cassia flowers, silky musk, and cypress.
Glowing will be available at Kohl’s stores in May 2012.
Bobby Farrelly’s son Jesse Farrelly 20, who had small roles in his father’s movies “There’s Something About Mary” and “Hall Pass,” died this week, possibly from a drug overdose, officials said Friday.
Jesse Farrelly was found unresponsive around 11 p.m. Wednesday in a Costa Mesa apartment and was taken to a nearby hospital, Orange County coroner’s officials said. Farrelly was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Coroner’s officials have not released the cause of death, saying an investigation was ongoing.
But in a statement, his family said Farrelly had problems with addiction.
“It is with profound sorrow that we accept the passing of our beloved Jesse following his struggle with addiction,” the family said in a statement. “We trust that he is now in the hands of our Lord.”
RIP Jesse, You Are Gone Way Too Soon – De De Tillman
Source: Yahoo News – Reuters – Timothy Pratt; Editing by Steve Gorman and Bob Tourtellotte
Posted: Friday February 10, 2012 @3:35 am PST
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According to Reuters, Death Row Records co-founder Marion “Suge” Knight was jailed briefly in Las Vegas on three outstanding traffic warrants and suspicion of marijuana possession, after being pulled over for a driving infraction, police said
Knight was stopped near the Vegas Strip when police saw him changing lanes and making a turn without a proper signal, Metro police officer Jay Rivera said.
A records check turned up three outstanding Nevada traffic warrants for Knight, including one for a driving on a suspended out-of-state license, Rivera said.
Police said Knight, 46, also was found in possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, a misdemeanor offense. He was later released on about $2,600 bail, according to Rivera.
Knight, who helped launch the careers of such rap stars as Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur in the 1990s, has seen his own career overshadowed in recent years by various run-ins with the law.
In May 2010, he was arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. In February 2009, he was treated for facial injuries he suffered in a fight at a hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona.
He was arrested in August 2008 in Las Vegas on drug and assault charges after he was accused of punching his girlfriend and pulling a knife on her during an argument outside a strip club.
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Posted: Friday February 10, 2012 @ 1:58 a.m. PST
According to Biography: Fact #14 Due to his acclaimed “Banana Boat” song, most people assume Harry Belafonte was born in the Caribbean; in fact, the internationally renowned entertainment icon and human rights activist was born in Harlem, New York.
Musician and activist Harry Belafonte originally devised the idea for “We Are the World,” a single that he hoped would help raise money for famine relief in Africa. The single became the fastest selling in history, making more than $20 million worldwide.
NAME:Harold George Belafonte, Jr.
OCCUPATION:Civil Rights Activist, Actor, Musician
BIRTH DATE:March 01, 1927 (Age: 84)
PLACE OF BIRTH: New York City, New York
Nickname: King of Calypso
Best Known For
Harry Belafonte has achieved lasting fame for such songs as “The Banana Boat Song (Day-O),” and for his humanitarian work.
Art. There’s nothing more powerful in the universe than it, because it is the recorder of the truth. – Harry Belafonte
Bio Synopsis:A multi-talented performer, Harry Belafonte was born on March 1, 1927, in New York City. As a youth, he struggled with poverty and a turbulent family life. Belafonte’s career took off with the film Carmen Jones (1954). Soon after, he had several hits—”The Banana Boat Song (Day-O)” and “Jamaica Farewell.” In addition to his acting and singing career, Belafonte worked as a champion for many social and political causes.
Belafonte received an Academy Award nomination for his portrayal of Joe in Carmen Jones, a soldier who falls for the title character, played by Dorothy Dandridge.