*(Via Newsy) – The federal government admits it could have responded faster to the spread of Ebola — and for some pundits, that can only mean one thing.
DON LEMON VIA CNN: “Is the Ebola crisis President Obama’s Katrina?”
Yep, the K-word is again making the rounds. Some commentators are on the lookout for a misstep that will define Obama’s legacy, the same way — for some — Katrina did for Bush. The comparison probably feels familiar. (Video via The White House, C-SPAN)
SEAN HANNITY VIA FOX NEWS: “With the horrifying images of Sandy’s devastation, contrasted with images of Obama’s campaigning, this is starting to look like in my opinion, Obama’s Katrina.”
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*Uh oh. Looks like somebody done wrote a check they mouth can’t cash is how the saying goes in da hood.
That somebody would be a d-list comedian by the name of Spanky Hayes. Nope, we never heard of before today, either.
You see Spanky’s new – and possibly career ending – claim to fame has to do with telling the world that he was beaten out of the lead role in John Singleton’s “Baby Boy” by Tyrese Gibson ’cause Tyrese was willing and did perform sexual favors for Singleton.
Well, we don’t have to tell you that Mr. Gibson is not happy with ol’ Spanky Hayes right about now and proceeded to come up with a video rebuttal that’s destined to be a classic.
As TMZ reported, Tyrese shot the whole comeback video while walking around his mansion in a fur robe and smoking a cigar. The theme of the get-back piece is “You know you done f**ked up, right?” Trust us, it quite appropriate (and funny).
This you’ve got to see. In fact, it’s immediately below and it’s followed by the interview in which Spanky Hayes made his accusation. Make sure you have enough popcorn. Enjoy!
(Tyrese Responds To Comic’s Gay Accusation)
Daniele Watts and Brian James Lucas
*Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson and Project Islamic Hope Director Najee Ali on Tuesday, October 21, said that the decision by the LA City Attorney to prosecute Actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend on lewd conduct charges sends the strong message that charging racial profiling must and cannot be used to mask misconduct or illegal behavior.
“We made it clear from the moment that Watts and her boyfriend claimed racial profiling when there was no evidence that this was the case,” says Hutchinson and Ali,” that racial profiling is not a toy, a plaything, and something to be charged frivolously, but a deadly issue that civil rights leaders and organizations take very seriously and have waged and will continue to battle against when it’s justified. That wasn’t the case with Watts and her conduct and the city attorney’s action proves that.”
Steve Harvey host ‘Family Feud’ now on TV Land
*Many know Steve Harvey from his start with the Kings of Comedy Tour and his self-titled television series.
Fans of Harvey have in recent years, been able to catch his gregarious humor as the host of the hit television game show “Family Feud.”
His reactions have generated and morphed into a viral social media and online presence including shareable memes and GIFS and an entire Tumblr page dedicated to his hysterical reactions on the show.
“Family Feud” itself is set up to allow for comical mishaps as the premise is asking people to say whatever first comes to mind on a given subject.
One of the funniest and most surprising reactions from Harvey is when a young man got all number-one answers. Harvey walked over to him and gave him a stereotypical athlete slap on the butt he was so proud of him and there has also been a family that won $20,000.
Aside from the success, Family Feud is also notoriously loved and known for its epic fails. For example, Harvey asked for words that start with the word “Pork” and a contestant follows with “cupine”—did you catch that?—“pork-cupine.”
To check out many more of these pure comical moments make sure to catch “Family Feud” every weeknight on TV Land at 8/7c.
(Family Feud Now on TV Land)
Darren Deon Vann (mugshot)
*(Via CNN) – An Indiana man told police he “messed up” by killing a woman in Hammond, then came clean, leading them to several more bodies in nearby Gary, Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said Monday.
Doughty stopped short of calling Darren Deon Vann a suspected serial killer, but left the possibility open if police are able to connect the convicted sex offender to any of the six women found in Gary over the weekend.
“If we directly attach him to it, we can make that assumption,” he said, adding that Vann’s statements lead authorities to believe there are “possible other victims.” Some cases may date back 20 years, based on what Vann has told police, the chief said.
Text messages would be Vann’s undoing, Doughty said.
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Hannibal Buress & Bill Cosby
*Last week at a club in the Philadelphia area comedian Hannibal Buress lit into Bill Cosby and it wasn’t pretty.
Buress called the legendary entertainer a rapist. Pure and simple.Unfortunately for Cosby, Buress may not be too far off in his charge.
The truth is Cosby has been accused of drugging and sexually assaulting multiple women, including one Barbara Bowman.
“It’s even worse because Bill Cosby has the f*ckin’ smuggest old black man persona that I hate,” Buress said. “He gets on TV, ‘Pull your pants up black people, I was on TV in the 80s! I can talk down to you because I had a successful sitcom!’ Yeah, but you rape women, Bill Cosby, so turn the crazy down a couple notches.”
“I guess I want to just at least make it weird for you to watch Cosby Show reruns,” Buress says later. “I’ve done this bit on stage and people think I’m making it up…. when you leave here, google ‘Bill Cosby rape.’ That sh*t has more results than ‘Hannibal Buress.'”
On the other hand, writes PhillyMag, Buress — who has done stand-up for years and is a regular on Comedy Central’s Broad City — praised Bill Cosby: Himself in GQ, and noted how hard it is not to curse on stage. He specifically praised Cosby’s bit on drugs, which is one of the funniest parts of that special.
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(Hannibal Buress Calls Bill Cosby Rapist)