Monday, July 30, 2012
YOUNG BUCK HAS A SENSE OF HUMOUR (KIND OF)
YOUNG BUCK owes over $200,000 in back taxes . . . and since he couldn’t pay the bill, it’s come to this: The IRS has auctioned off a ton of his stuff, including recording equipment, TVs, plaques and his trademark 615 Cashville chain. In all, the auction brought in over $53,000. However, Young Buck didn’t lose everything . . . because according to reports, his manager bought, quote, “a lot of items,” including the chain, so they could be returned to Buck.
Buck Tweeted, quote, “I bought back the highest thing they auctioned off!! I didn’t have room for all the old [crap]. LOL!! I’m too brand new!!” He also announced that he’s putting out a mixtape called “The Auction” in three weeks.
Regardless of what you think of rapper LUPE FIASCO’S politics, he definitely not shy about speaking his mind. In a recent radio interview, Lupe went after PRESIDENT OBAMA . . . who he previously called a “terrorist” . . . for his antagonistic and violent policies overseas. Now, he’s likening Obama to a CHILD KILLER.
He said, quote, “[He's] a great speaker, but [he] kills little children. I’m not talking about an accident . . . I’m talking about ordering a drone attack. ”Ordering drone attacks that go and kill mothers, innocent bystanders, children. Militants too, but the collateral damage, you’re responsible for that, too.”
Ryan Lochte was Almost Denied His Gold Medal . . .Because He Wanted to Wear Grillz on the Medal Stand
When RYAN LOCHTE beat MICHAEL PHELPS to win his first gold medal on Saturday, he planned to wear a special red, white, and blue GRILL on the medal stand. But the Olympic organizers heard about it . . . and told him NO.
Apparently, they told Lochte that if he wore the grillz, they WOULDN’T GIVE HIM his medal. So he didn’t. Which, long-term, he’ll probably be happy about. They really did protect him from himself. CLIP
How long until athletes stop tweeting entirely? It DOESN’T SEEM TO BE GOING WELL. Last week a Greek track star was kicked out of the Olympics for a racist tweet. And now an American track star is getting majorly criticized for a tweet of hers.
Lolo Jones will be competing in the 100-meter hurdles for the U.S. next week. On Saturday she tweeted, quote, “USA men’s archery lost the gold medal to Italy but that’s ok, we are Americans . . . when’s da gun shooting competition?”
She was immediately flooded with criticism, especially in the wake of the “Dark Knight Rises” shooting.
Jones ended up offering a sort-of apology . . . quote, “Sorry you guys only think of violence, but I think of all the hunting I do with southerners in da south. It’s impressive.”
And she’s not backing down from that position. Yesterday, after Kim Rhode won a gold for the U.S. in skeet shooting, Jones retweeted someone who wrote, quote, “U were right @lolojones! USA dominated the gun shoot!” The U.S. Olympic Committee decided NOT to kick her off the team for her tweet.
If today is your birthday, you share it with the following celebs…
Hilary Swank – 38 (She won the Best Actress Oscars for “Million Dollar Baby” AND for “Boys Don’t Cry”.)
Vivica A. Fox – 48
Lisa Kudrow – 49 (Phoebe on “Friends”.)
Laurence Fishburne – 51 (Morpheus in “The Matrix” . . )
DELTA BURKE! – 56
Arnold Schwarzenegger – 65