*90’s comic and actor Sinbad has finally completed his debt school according to TMZ.
As previously reported, Sinbad had some serious financial issues and as a result, filed for bankruptcy back in April. Before he could get the government to wipe away all of his debts, Sinbad was ordered to complete a course of personal financial management.
Well fortunately for the comic, he was able to pass the course. It was reported that he owed $10,991,715 in debts and claimed to only have $131,000 in assets.
*Last week Sinbad stepped his game up on his standup show “Make Me Wanna Holla: A Night of Comedy and Funk.”
He taped his Detroit performance and next week it will play in 500 theaters nationwide for one night only on Thursday, August 22.
The comedian says the movie theater version of his standup show was created in one day.
“We edited it overnight in the hotel room – we edited from like 9 a.m. to midnight,” says the veteran comic actor.
You can watch Sinbad live and in person in Las Vegas this weekend.
For more info how to find theaters showing Sinbad’s “Make Me Wanna Holla: A Night of Comedy and Funk” on August 22, hit up Fathom Events.
Listen to Sindbad’s hilarious interview with Tom Joyner and crew:
*Sinbad is back!
Well, not all the way back to where he was back in the day, but it appears he’s got the tax man off his back, however.
Sooo, now that he’s back, it’s on to his next episode. He tried to convince the TMZ photog – who caught up with him at LAX – that he was Facebook murderer or something like that. In other words, Sinbad is saying crazy, corny stupid stuff that only he could say that makes you giggle, if not bust out laughing.
Sinbad’s financial nightmare is officially OVER — but the comic doesn’t wanna talk about money problems anymore … he wants to talk about FACEBOOK RAAAAGEEE!!!
Sinbad — who declared bankruptcy earlier this year — was at LAX Friday when we asked him about having a clean slate after racking up more than $10 MILLION in debt.
But the “Necessary Roughness” star told us, “I’m past financial, I’m on to murder.”
“I killed some folks on Facebook,” Sinbad said … “So I’m working with that. Anger issues.”
See, it looks crazy, corn and stupid, but when you see and hear him say it, it’s a hoot.
If you don’t see the above video, click here
*Dang, Sinbad says he’s broke again.
Sinbad filed for bankruptcy for the second time since 2009. Poor guy. Last month he filed chapter 13 bankruptcy.
The comedian whose real name is David Adkins, says he owes $10,991,715 in debt … and only has $131,000 in assets.
Specifically, according to TMZ, he owes $374,979 to American Express, $32,199 to Bank of America, and $2.3 million to the CA Franchise Tax Board.
He also claims he owes $8.3 million to the IRS for taxes from 1998-2006, and admits he owes both state and federal taxes from 2009-2012.
According to the bankruptcy docs, Sinbad earns only $16,000 per month and can’t afford to pay his bills.
But the bright side, he’s still got some possessions — a 2007 BMW 750i, a 2006 VW Beetle, a 2010 Ford F150, a 2010 Lincoln Navigator, $5,000 in home office equipment … and 200 copies of “Sinbad’s Guide to Life” currently for sale on Amazon for $6.25 each.
As we said, Sinbad filed for bankruptcy once before in 2009. However, the case was dismissed because he didn’t file the right documents.
So far, as of this posting, there has been response from Sinbad.
*Holly Robinson Peete is an icon and spokesperson for Autism Speaks.
Recently, she and her husband, Rodney, attended the inaugural Blue Tie-Blue Jean Ball at the House of Blues in Los Angeles for the organization.
Dedicated to the cause of bringing awareness to autism, Peete is the mother of an autistic son.
“I’m on the national board of Autism Speaks, and every chance I get I like to help our local chapter, so I couldn’t wait to come. I also love Sarah McLachlan,” said Peete, referring to the event’s headline performer. “This is our date night.”
When she’s not busy speaking about autism, she’s out there working. Peete has a recurring role on CBS sitcom, “Mike & Molly” as the love interest of Reno Wilson’s character Carl.
She says having the role is nice because it represents Black romance on a major network.
And despite her being kicked off daytime’s “The Talk,” she’s got other, more important things going on.
“I think everything happens for a reason, and there are a lot of things happening now that wouldn’t be if I was still on The Talk,” she pointed out. “But I do miss it, and I hope to do more daytime TV.”
SIn the meantime, Holly’s doing a clothing line for T.J. Maxx and working on her cameo for “21 Jump Street” the movie.
Actor Michael Jai White turns 47 today
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EUR MOTIVATIONAL NOTE
“Do not wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good action; try to use ordinary situations.” – Jean Paul Richter
Nov. 10: Actor Albert Hall (“Ally McBeal,”"Beloved”) is 74. Actor-comedian Sinbad is 55. Comedian Tommy Davidson (“In Living Color”) is 48. Actor Michael Jai White is 47. Comedian Tracy Morgan (“30 Rock”) is 43. Rapper Warren G is 41. Rapper Eve is 33.
Nov. 10, 1891: Granville T. Woods patents the electric railway. (Source: www.BlackFacts.com)