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CeeLo Angers Twitter With His Rape and Consent Comments

Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles

Singer CeeLo Green, whose real name is Thomas DeCarlo Callaway, attends a hearing at the Los Angeles Superior Court House on August 29, 2014 in Los Angeles

*After CeeLo Green pleaded no contest Friday to one felony count of furnishing ecstasy to a woman during a 2012 dinner in Los Angeles, the singer ran to Twitter and expressed a series of controversial messages about rape and consent…offending a number of followers in the process.

In a series of tweets Sunday night, he compared rape to a home invasion and implied that women can only be rape victims if they are conscious.

“When someone brakes on a home there is broken glass,” he wrote. “Where is your plausible proof anyone was raped?”

“Women who have really been raped REMEMBER!!!” he added.

“If someone is passed out they’re not even WITH you consciously! so WITH implies consent.”

The singer and former “The Voice” coach temporarily deleted his Twitter account following the massive backlash.

Green pleaded no contest to slipping ecstasy to a woman in 2012. He was accused of secretly giving the drug to a woman while the two were dining together.

Even though Green’s lawyer said that any sexual relations the two had were consensual, she alleged that he spiked her drink and the “next thing” she knew, she woke up naked in her hotel room with him.

The plea allowed Green, 39, to maintain his innocence while not having to serve jail time, and he was sentenced to three years of probation and 360 hours of community service for the felony drug conviction. A sexual assault charge was not pursued by the prosecution, which cited lack of evidence.

One of his tweets addressed his no contest plea, in which he said, “so if I TRIED but did NOT succeed but the person said I DID then what really happened?”

Later, Green deleted the tweets and admitted to doing so when asked, saying, “yes I did. I will not allow that negative energy to loiter on my time line u still got it so keep it! I’m deleting this too”

Green then deactivated his Twitter account. According to Buzzfeed, he issued an apology of sorts before deleting the account:

Let me 1st praise god for exoneration fairness & freedom! Secondly I sincerely apologize for my comments being taken so far out of context.

— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014

I only intended on a healthy exchange to help heal those who love me from the pain I had already caused from this. Please forgive me as it..

— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014

…was your support that got me thru this to begin with. I’d never condone the harm of any women. Thank you.

— CeeLo Green (@CeeLoGreen) September 1, 2014

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Nick Cannon Writing a Book of Poetry for Children

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*Soon-to-be-single Nick Cannon is working on a book of poems for children.

Scholastic announced Tuesday that Cannon’s Neon Aliens Ate My Homework and Other Poems will be published in March 2015, reports the AP. According to the publisher, Neon Aliens will feature black-and-white illustrations from several street artists and will reflect Cannon’s desire to combine poetry and hip-hop.

Cannon said in a statement issued through Scholastic that he has been writing poems and stories since he was 8.

Cannon also has a children’s book scheduled for October, Roc and Roe’s Twelve Days of Christmas, inspired by his twins he had with his estranged wife, Mariah Carey.

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Chris Brown Pleads Guilty to Assault in DC, Sentenced to Time Served

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Chris Brown and his sidekick Karrueche Tran (R) enter the H. Carl Moultrie I Court House of the District of Columbia to accept a plea deal for an assault charge on September 2, 2014 in Washington, DC

*Chris Brown pleaded guilty on Tuesday to socking a man in the grill outside a Washington hotel – while he was on probation for attacking his then-girlfriend Rihanna.

Brown pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to time served. He spent two days in a DC jail in the case.

Brown, 25, admitted that he hit a man who tried to jump in a picture the singer was taking with two women outside the W hotel last October. The victim, Parker Adams, suffered a broken nose.

At the time of the arrest, Brown was on probation in a felony assault case for beating up pop star Rihanna hours before the 2009 Grammy awards. The arrest led a judge in California to revoke his probation, and he was ordered in May to serve an additional 131 days in jail. He was released in June.

Brown’s attorney, Danny Onorato, argued that Brown had already suffered extensive consequences from the Washington case, noting the additional jail time in California and the four months he spent receiving inpatient counseling. He said that Brown’s career has been on hold for nearly a year and that he wanted to take responsibility for his actions so he could go back to work, including a tour in support of a new album.

“To say that he’s been punished severely in this matter is an understatement,” Onorato said.

Brown spoke only briefly, saying: “I would like to say to the court that I’m sorry.” He did not comment as he left court, swarmed by photographers and a handful of fans.

Brown had previously pleaded not guilty in the case. A trial scheduled for April was delayed, and two previous attempts to reach a plea deal fell through. Oronato said there were “nuances” of difference in the potential deals.

“As Chris Brown himself has now finally acknowledged, he punched a man in the face without provocation,” U.S. Attorney Ronald Machen said in a statement. “No matter your status or celebrity, you will be held accountable for such conduct in our city.”

Following the hearing, he tweeted “#XTheAlbum,” a reference to his new recording, due out Sept. 16.

Oronato said his client has learned to “be more judicious” in his dealings with the public.

“He’s an incredibly talented and charismatic kid,” Oronato said. “I think he’s misperceived a lot. He’s a wonderful person, and I’m glad this is behind him.”

Brown’s bodyguard, Christopher Hollosy, was convicted of misdemeanor assault in April for his role in the same scuffle. He has not yet been sentenced. The victim, Adams, has also filed a $1.5 million lawsuit against Brown and Hollosy.

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THE (09-02-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

Actor-comedian Katt Williams is 41 today

Actor-comedian Katt Williams is 41 today

*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. – Michael Jordan

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sept. 2: R&B singer Sam Gooden (The Impressions) is 75. R&B singer Rosalind Ashford (Martha & the Vandellas) is 71. R&B singer K-Ci is 45. Actor-comedian Katt Williams is 41.

BLACK HISTORY

Sept. 2, 1966: Professional baseball player, Frank Robinson was named MVP of the American League.

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THE (09-01-14) EURweb Free-4-All Page/Board

Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) is 44 today

Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) is 44 today

*Just like the headline says, this page/board is where you can discuss the stuff that we didn’t cover in today’s issue. (It’s sort of like feedback with a twist) Remember, NO name calling, racial taunting, graphic sex talk and vulgarity in general, PLEASE.
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE

I never looked at the consequences of missing a big shot… when you think about the consequences you always think of a negative result. – Michael Jordan

CELEBRITY BIRTHDAYS

Sept. 1: Rap DJ Spigg Nice (Lost Boyz) is 44.

BLACK HISTORY

Sept. 1, 1867: The first black person to graduate from Harvard Dental School is Robert T. Freeman.

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‘Begin Again’ Back in Theaters This Weekend

Cee-Lo Green and Mark Ruffalo in "Begin Again"

Cee-Lo Green and Mark Ruffalo in “Begin Again”

*”Begin Again” begins in theaters again this weekend.

The Weinstein Company returns the film to theaters Friday (Aug. 29) in a bid to reacquaint it with critics and Academy voters ahead of this year’s award season.

“Audiences this summer fell in love with the amazing cast and soundtrack of ‘Begin Again,’ and we’re thrilled that we have the chance to bring it back to the big screen and share it with more moviegoers,” said TWC distribution president Erik Lomis.

Keira Knightley stars as a fledgling musician who, after being dumped by her boyfriend (Adam Levine, in his film debut) as he becomes a pop star, is discovered by a washed up music producer played by Mark Ruffalo.

Ahead of the film’s initial release in June, Levine said his character in writer/director John Carney’s script was so similar to his own rise to fame with Maroon 5 that the acting just came naturally. Listen below.

To celebrate the film’s re-release, Interscope has released an extended acoustic performance of Levine’s “Lost Stars,” which appears on the movie’s soundtrack.

Watch below:

Cee-Lo Green, Mos Def, Catherine Keener, James Corden, and Hailee Steinfeld also star in the film.

Originally titled “Can A Song Save Your Life?,” the script was bought for a reported $7 million and a $20 million P&A (prints and advertising) commitment last year after a bidding war at the Toronto International Film Festival. It made $27 million worldwide in its initial run, beginning with a June 27 release in the US.