*TMZ is reporting that the Secret Service — charged with protecting the President of the United States — could end up protecting Chris Brown from being sent to prison.
The website says it has obtained “official D.C. documents” which states a witness to his fight early Sunday morning outside a Washington hotel told cops he heard the alleged victim tell a D.C. cop that Brown never hit him.
The cop later denied ever speaking with the witness in question. However, a Secret Service agent made contact with D.C. police and told them he happened to be around when the victim told the cop Chris never struck him. The agent says he absolutely heard the victim’s admission to the officer that Chris never struck him.
This is doubly helpful for Chris. The Secret Service agent’s testimony could destroy the credibility of the alleged victim and cause prosecutors to drop the misdemeanor assault case.
It could also save Chris from the more serious probation revocation in the Rihanna case.
The singer could face four years in prison if the judge revokes his probation.
*If you’re guilty of swiping a card every time you make a purchase, then there isn’t a good chance that you will notice the newest changes in American currency.
The $100 bill is undergoing a sort of bill-lift to enhance the security of the bill because counterfeiters have become advanced enough to duplicate the bills with high effectiveness.
The bill is set to hit the market in October and will still bear Benjamin Franklin’s face, according to CNBC.
Actor Lance Gross, winner of Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series for ‘Tyler Perry’s House of Payne,’ poses for a portrait during the 44th NAACP Image Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 1, 2013 in Los Angeles
*Lance Gross, who just picked up an NAACP Image Award for his role in “Tyler Perry’s House Of Payne,” has booked the lead in NBC’s untitled drama pilot from writer-executive producer Rand Ravich, reports Deadline.com.
Described as an emotionally charged action thriller set in and around the world of Washington DC, the pilot follows Marcus Finley (Gross), an idealistic Secret Service agent who finds himself at the epicenter of an international crisis on his first day on the job as the President’s son’s protection when the son, along with several of his schoolmates, are kidnapped.
Halston Sage will play Amber, the daughter of Meg (Gillian Anderson), who is among the abducted. Rachael Taylor also co-stars.
Denise Helms, 22, implies via her Facebook post that she hopes President Obama gets assassinated this term, Tuesday, November, 6, 2012.
*There have been a lot of ill-will aimed at our president and his supporters since his re-election.
Those that were divided on electing him in 2008, have amped up their animosity toward him in much more bold displays in this election.
Denise Helms, a 22-year-old from California, placed a Facebook post on her page that not only got her fired from her job, but also got the attention of the Secret Service.
According to the Huffington Post, on election night last Tuesday, Helms took to her Facebook page and posted this sickening statement:
“Another 4 years of this (N-word),” Helms wrote on her Facebook Tuesday night. “Maybe he will get assassinated this term.”
Antonio Banderas attends the "Puss in Boots" photocall in Rome. (Nov. 25, 2011)
*Antonio Banderas is giving up details of what it was like to host President Obama under tight security at his house.
As previously reported, the actor and his wife Melanie Griffith hosted the president at their estate in Hancock Park during his fundraising trip to Los Angeles.
While in London promoting his film “Puss in Boots,” Banderas told U.K. talk show host Graham Norton that the Secret Service agents nicknamed him “Zorro,” in reference to his 1998 role in “The Mask of Zorro.”
“We had a benefit for Barack Obama,” Banderas said. “We received the President of the United States in our home. It makes me happy because it is not something you do every day. We all had, in the family, code names for security. … I was Zorro.”
He deadpanned: “It could have been worse. I could have been Puss.”
Norton told the audience that Banderas arrived in the United States 20 years ago, unable to speak a word of English and now he’s serving as host to the president.
Charles L. Gittens
*Charles L. Gittens, who in 1956 became the first black Secret Service agent, died on July 27 in Maryland, according to the Associated Press. He was 82.
A spokesman for the Secret Service confirmed that Gittens was the first black agent but said no further details would be immediately available.
According to an obituary in The Herald-Sun of Durham, N.C., Gittens joined the agency in 1956 and was assigned to the Charlotte, N.C., office. He also worked in the New York City office, investigating counterfeiting and bank fraud.
Fluent in Spanish, Gittens also worked in the San Juan, Puerto Rico, bureau and was assigned to the D.C. office in 1969.
He retired in 1979. He then worked for the Department of Justice, where he investigated war criminals who were living in the U.S.
Danny Spriggs, vice president of global security for The Associated Press who had been a Secret Service agent, called Gittens “just an outstanding guy.”
“He went out of his way to mentor and give counsel and advice to young African-Americans who were coming up, especially those like myself who were coming up through the ranks. The guy was always physically fit. He looked like he came out of the gym. His whole persona was one of professionalism: No nonsense guy.”