*They say college isn’t for everyone, but for others an education certainly pays off.
One kid in a dorm somewhere at Fordham University is attempting to capitalize on the next big thing: Gabby Douglas.
A.J. Rotonde filed a trademark for “Flying Squirrel” for $325 on Aug. 6. He said he decided to make his move while she was competing in the Olympics.
Now if the 16-year-old gymnast wants to make some money from that, she’ll have to fork over a little something-something to this random college kid, that is, if his application is approved – which can take several months.
It’s going to be hard though, because he’s planning to use the phrase on T-shirts and other merchandise.
Gabby’s folks have yet to respond to the whole bit.
*Denzel Washington sure looks good for his age. That old adage that black don’t crack must be true!
The Oscar-award winning actor turned 57 today, Wednesday, Dec. 28.
And 2012 will be a busy year for the leading man, according to the Huffington Post.
Denzel is set to release the movies “Safe House,” “Flight” and a TV-to-screen remake of the 80’s hit “Equalizer.”
And, in case you didn’t know, Denzel has a big heart and is constantly “giving back.” He continues to support the Boys and Girls Club and just gifted an incredible $2.25 million to the theater department at Fordham University, his alma mater.
EURweb says Happy Birthday, Denzel!
By the way, can you name your favorite Denzel Washington movie?
Denzel Washington speaks during the Boys & Girls Clubs of America "Great Futures Start Here" campaign launch at The National Press Club on Sept. 21, 2011 in Washington, DC.
*Denzel Washington has reached deep into his pockets for his alma mater Fordham University.
The university said Monday that the Oscar winner has given $2 million to endow the Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre, and another $250,000 to establish a scholarship for a minority undergraduate student studying theater at Fordham, reports the AP.
Phylicia Rashad, who played Clair Huxtable on “The Cosby Show,” has joined the school’s faculty as the first Denzel Washington Chair in Theatre.
Washington cited the late Bob Stone, who was a theater professor at Fordham, for inspiring him.