He left the Toby Keith concert at Susquehanna Bank Center in New Jersey, climbed the fence of the, predominantly African American, Royal Court residential complex and began yelling racial slurs and waving the confederate flag, according to the Daily Mail.
*Please, don’t ever ask Morgan Freeman to sign anything…unless it’s a contract or a check.
The veteran actor and co-star of the Tom Cruise film “Oblivion,” in theaters Friday (Apr. 19), has some strict guidelines when it comes to his fans, based on a comment made long ago by one of his “movie heroes” on “The Tonight Show.”
“Humphrey Bogart was on Jack Parr, and Humphrey was asked about pictures and autographs,” Freeman told us during interviews for the film. “And Bogart said, ‘I don’t owe the public anything but a good performance.’ I tried to take that to heart, but…not quite so.”
Below, Freeman reveals what someone told him one day that changed his attitude, and what his fans should do — should they ever meet him and want some kind of souvenir of the encounter.
In “Oblivion,” Morgan Freeman plays Malcolm Beech, the leader of an underground resistance army on post-apocolyptic Earth. Cruise’s character Jack is a sort of maintenance man, tasked with finding all of Earth’s remaining resources – like water – to transport to Titan, one of Saturn’s moons now serving as a relocation spot for Earth’s evacuated humans. But not everyone has made the great migration to Titan. During work one day, Cruise stumbles across Beech and his group of ragtag humans. They throw him for a loop with word that the official story he has been about Earth’s destruction 60 years ago is a lie.
Watch the trailer below.
*The FBI – which had an 11-year file on Whitney Houston, covering threats against the singer from 1988 to 1999 – has released 128 pages of the heavily-redacted documents, revealing details of an apparently successful blackmail plot, as well as an investigation into an obsessed fan.
Released in response to a freedom of information request, the FBI’s documents show that in late 1992, an unidentified Chicago lawyer wrote to Houston’s New Jersey-based production company stating that unless the singer paid $100,000, his client planned to “reveal certain details of [Houston's] private life … to several publications.” Later the blackmail amount was boosted even higher, to $250,000.
The FBI saw this as extortion. But when agents met with Houston and her father, the singer said she knew the woman who was making the threats, and that she was “a friend … [who] would never do anything to embarrass her.” Officers closed the case, even though Houston’s father had apparently sent the blackmailer a confidentiality agreement and an unknown sum of money.
In addition to the extortion case, officers investigated several cases of over-devoted fans. One Vermont letter-writer claimed: “I start to shake … when I think about you.”
“Over the past 17 months, I have sent … 66 letters to Miss Whitney,” he wrote. “I have tried to stop writing the letters and to give up twice but after a few weeks I had to start writing again … I have gotten mad at [Whitney] a few times [for not replying] … it scares me that I might come up with some crazy or stupid or really dumb idea … I might hurt someone with some crazy idea.”
FBI agents eventually questioned the letter-writer in 1988 and decided he was harmless. The same was true for a Dutch or Belgian correspondent who insisted he had written some of Houston’s songs. The writer further claimed that he was the president of Europe and had purchased the country of Brazil for $66 billion.
There’s proof the pair have agreed to some terms for an ad campaign that was officially launched Thursday. The singer’s Facebook page revealed a series of pop art photos for the latest Pepsi ad.
And in other Beyoncé news, the singer’s name has been mixed up with some financial funny business in Nigeria. According to reports, the country’s president, Goodluck Jonathan is being accused of paying her and Jay Z to come out and perform during a music festival in 2006. The money, however came out of his state’s poverty alleviation funds.
And speaking of international dealings, Bey’s international tour in particular shows she’s got fans who will fight to see her in concert. Tickets for the UK dates sold out in just over 10 minutes, leading to some violence at the Manchester Arena box office.
The 23-year-old was on a creative tip earlier this week in Los Angeles, launching his street-wear through the new brand.
Initially advertising the first designs in August, Chris partnered with hip hop trend-setters Pink + Dolphin to create a line of t-shirts, hoodies, hats and other pop culture wear.
“It’s about friendship,” Chris told theGrio at a meet and greet, in-store signing with fans, relating the clothing line to his collective efforts in music. “It’s just like fashion and hanging out. Being able to collab with them, with my brand…It’s just getting off heat for what’s coming and what the future holds.”
Whatever that means. Chris is so unpredictable these days. It’s as if he’s in his explorative college years, where anything goes. Whatever it is, we already know it’s going to be a hit, even if it isn’t that great (remember he tried rapping?) because he has a following that is enormous, unwavering.
Also, another note, but one of caution, when you Google “black pyramid clothing,” the first thing that will come up is a site for a clothing brand with the same name. Vastly different. Checked out the blog for the other clothing site and it looks a little cultish.
Hmm … there could be some strange connection though.
The Hip Pop diva was on stage July 24 performing in front of her Miami fans when an audience member rushed the stage and grabbed the self-proclaimed Barbie by the waist.
But before he could get a few more feels of his favorite celeb or enemy (no one really knows), security personnel tackled the guy to the ground. Other concertgoers helped out with a couple of kicks and punches.
But the superstar herself appeared unfazed and kept doing her thing on stage.
Check out a video of the incident below.