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Nobody’s Sure How or Why an American Plane Ended Up in Iran: On Tuesday, a New York Times reporter in Tehran spotted an American plane at Mehrabad Airport in Tehran, an extremely unique sight given the harsh sanctions imposed on the country by the United States and other Western nations.
For an American plane to enter Iran legally, a number of hoops would need to be jumped through. The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control needs to give approval for an American aircraft to travel to Iran—they gave a “no comment” to the Times. Complicating things further, the jet’s engines are made by General Electric, meaning that the Commerce Department would also have to sign off on allowing American-made equipment to enter the isolated country.
So whose plane is it? The plane’s tail number is N604EP, which records show is owned by the Bank of Utah (it also has a small American flag on its tail). This means almost nothing. As the Times notes, the Bank of Utah is a relatively small community bank with 13 branches in the state. However, the bank is a trustee for 1,169 planes, “more planes than just about any other bank.”
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No Wedding Bells For Brandy & Ryan Press; The Engagement Is OFF! “Almost Doesn’t Count” for Brandy — the singer has called off her engagement to music executive Ryan Press. “They are no longer together. The engagement is off, but the friendship is still on,” the R&B singer’s rep told Us Weekly on Tuesday. “The Game” actress, whose full name is Brandy Norwood, and Press announced their engagement in December 2012. It would have been her first marriage.
They decided to take a step back and reevaluate the relationship,” the rep said. “Brandy is 35 now — that’s what her whole #35 on Twitter is about, becoming her own woman.” Indeed, the “Boy is Mine” singer turned 35 in February and has repeatedly used the numerical hashtag on the micro-blogging site. Breakup rumors began circulating that month when she hit the NAACP Image Awards non-televised ceremony without her engagement ring and went wedding-bling-free at her birthday party too, according to E! News. The raspy-voiced Grammy winner has an 11-year-old daughter named Sy’rai with her ex, music producer Robert Smith, and would still like to get married and have additional children, the rep said.
"But she is working on so many other things right now," the rep said, adding that she and Press "haven’t ended things on a bad note and they still speak all the time." Brandy also hinted at the split during a Tuesday appearance on VH1’s "Morning Buzz Live" when host Nick Lachey brought up the content of her upcoming studio album, according to People magazine. She also went sans engagement ring.
"It’s going to be a very personal album for me," she told the host. "This album is just special for the whole therapy thing. I sing about my life and a lot of the things that I’ve been going through lately." However, she did not address the split specifically. In recent years since a 2006 car accident that killed one woman and embroiled the singer in years of litigation the "Brandy and Ray J" reality star has built up her acting career. The "Moesha" alum had a stint on "90210," appeared in Tyler Perry’s "Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor" and held a judging spot on "America’s Got Talent."
Judge Orders Nick Gordon To Stay Away From Houston Family For 1-Year… Here is Whitney and Bobby all over again…. About a month ago Nick Gordon and his wife Bobbi Kristina fell out with members of the Houston family. Nick tweeted pics of his guns and talked of fighting Pat Houston‘s son. I guess the judge wasn’t playing with Nick at all because it was ordered that Gordon to stay away… For an entire year! Yup, so that means no family bar-b-que’s, baby showers, recitals, weddings and the like for Bobbi Kristina and her husband of a few months.
Last month, Whitney Houston’s sister filed a restraining order against Gordon, claiming that he threatened her life on Twitter. The two have had many falling outs but it sounds like Pat simply had enough. A judge has extended the order for 12 months which means Bobbi Kristina’s husband can’t contact “Pat or anybody in their immediate family.” Our assumption, Bobbi is the exception. Nick will be taken into custody if he goes within 200 yards of the family.
Spyda formally of AND1 now the CEO/Founder of SpydasWorld.org and Streetball Evolution - is on the road again; this time in Cleveland, MS for his Easter Weekend Double Header Games! Spyda stopped by his favorite place to eat while in town…
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Lamar Odom Back In NYC Signs With The New York Knicks…You can’t keep certain people down for long! Especially when they have a talent and are good at something. Well, that holds true for Lamar Odom. With all the turmoil he’s going through there is still light at the end of the tunnel for him. The 34-year-old forward signed with the New York Knicks for the remainder of the season on Wednesday, the NBA team announced shortly before game time. The terms of the deal were not disclosed, but the move reunites Odom with former Lakers coach and current Knicks President, Phil Jackson.
Since the Knicks are not in playoff contention, the New York native’s contract was essentially for one game. He was not present at Madison Square Garden for the final game of the season, but the Knicks beat the Toronto Raptors. According to the Knicks’ press release, Odom holds career averages of 13.3 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 33.4 minutes in 961 games (684 starts) over 14 seasons with the L.A. Clippers, Miami, L.A. Lakers and Dallas.
The veteran athlete signed a two-month contract for the 2013–14 season with Spanish basketball team Baskonia (also known as Laboral Kutxa). His comeback was cut short after he was ruled unfit to play due to a back injury last month. Odom only appeared in two games and played for approximately 22 minutes during his brief stint with his team.
In a statement, Odom gave thanks to the fans and at the time, said he was still part of the team. “I am going to try and get back on the court and give you guys a show,” the basketball star told the club’s website. Odom last played in the NBA for the Clippers during the 2012-13 season.
Rumor Has it That Mimi Faust & Nikko Only Made…Ok, so you’ve seen the trailer I’m sure for the Mimi and Nikko sex tape… Well, we’re hearing that two were paid probably the lowest amount in history for a celebrity sex tape. Is it me or does this NOT look like Mimi on this cover??
Mimi and Nikko’s tape has been the talk of the week. As the videos have leaked, people have wondered how much the couple got paid. Well, a rumor emerged that they got $5 million for the tape, but according to Vivid Entertainment, the duo made… Drummmmm Rollll Pleaseeeeee
A whooping…$100,000. That’s it!! 100K. As in 1/10th of a million bucks. Of course, when Twitter got ahold of the news, they had a field day. Mimi and Nikko can’t win.
Debbie Gibson Explains Skeletal Appearance: Suffering From Lyme Disease: “Never judge…anyone.” After reading mean comments regarding her weight and appearance, Debbie Gibson revealed that she has been suffering from Lyme Disease.
The 43 year old (yes, FORTY THREE, HOW???) singer wrote on her blog, “The first symptoms came in the form of food sensitivities. I found I could not touch sugar, starch, caffeine, certain oils, etc., without having a severe reaction that felt like jolts of electricity running through my body. I felt like a live wire. Talk about “Electric Youth!””
Gibson’s doctors ran tests on her for everything they could think of, but Lyme Disease never occurred to them. After cycling in and out of flu like symptoms, taking multiple rounds of antibiotics and losing lots of weight, the star even resorted to Botox to help plump her face back up. Unfortunately, it backfired and the Botox made her extremely ill. Gibson wrote, ” I had trouble with directions and driving. I was terrified. This was like pouring gasoline on an already lit fire. The tremors intensified and now I had tingling and pain in my head, along with migraines.”
Gibson finally found a doctor who began treating her for Lyme Disease, and is still undergoing treatment though. She did say that she is finally starting to feel like herself, but begs her fans to consider what the person may be going through before posting harsh comments.
"Amidst the posts online celebrating the wonderful concerts in Santiago, I would come across comments about my weight and appearance," the former Apprentice contestant wrote. " Some were just plain mean and ignorant. I want to urge you all… NEVER JUDGE… ANYONE! You never know what someone is going through."
Scandal: Actor, Columbus Short In Trouble AGAIN…After Threatening Wife With Murder-Suicide…: Actor Columbus Short, has his own Scandal going on these days. Who needs a TV show when the real thing is unfolding right before your eyes? Columbus was handed divorce papers and a restraining order after he allegedly threatened to kill his wife Tuere Tanee McCall.
McCall filed a restraining order against Short after an incident on April 7 during which he allegedly held a knife to her throat and threatened murder-suicide. A drunken Short allegedly poured wine on her before pinning her to a couch, questioning her about affairs with a knife in hand. Damn! This is deep and very sad!
Short got into it with his wife April 7 at their Chatsworth home, where she claims he came into her room intoxicated with a wine bottle in hand, acted like he was going to hit her with the bottle and then unloaded the wine on her. Tuere Short claims Columbus then ran to the kitchen for a knife, pinned her to the couch and began choking her. She says he then demanded they play a game he called “Truth or Truth.” He allegedly said if she lied he would stab her in the leg.
She says he then started naming men he believed she was having affairs with. She denied them all but he allegedly then put the knife to her throat and threatened murder/suicide. As she tried escaping she says he slashed her tire. The restraining order requires Columbus to move out of the house. We’ve learned cops were there today to ensure the peace as he moved out.
This is not the first time there has been a domestic violence incident between Short and McCall. He was previously arrested following an altercation in front of their daughter and his son back in February. He was charged with spousal battery and pleaded not guilty. McCall previously filed for divorce in September 2013, Radar Online reports. But the couple, who married in 2005, reconciled after that.
Short has had a few run-ins with the law this year. He was also arrested last month for allegedly beating up a man at a bar in Los Angeles.
Love & Hip Hop” star Mimi Faust is finally making love not war in a BRAND NEW SEX TAPE and her partner in slime is her co-star and BF from the reality show. Vivid honcho Steve Hirsch tells TMZ … he got hold of the sex tape starring Mimi and Nikko Smith, and then contacted them to sign off on it going public. He says “Love & Hip Hop” producers also gave their blessing … presumably in an effort to spice up the reality show for next season.
We’ve seen clips of “Mimi & Nikko: Scandal in Atlanta” … it’s the real deal and it’s intense. It’s scheduled for release later this month. As the saying goes, when all else fails … make a sex tape.
Atlanta — Legendary singer Patti Labelle arrested and charged with assault and battery after attacking Aretha Franklin.
The singers were in Atlanta for an R&B/Soul concert on March 20th when they ran into each other backstage. Labelle was still fuming from a recent run-in with Franklin at the White House for the “Women of Soul” concert. While Aretha Franklin was making her way to the stage, Labelle extended her hand to greet the “Respect” singer, when she threw epic shade in an effort to avoid her. The two exchanged obscenities after the event and parted ways.
While at the concert in Atlanta, Labelle attempted to approach Franklin to resolve their outstanding issues, but Franklin once again turned up her nose. Onlookers say Labelle quickly removed her wig and earrings as she approached Franklin. Aretha, knowing that the removal of earrings is a tell-tale sign that a fight is about to ensue, attempted to prepare herself for the confrontation. Franklin was quickly struck with a Mayweather style right and left and stumbled backwards, landing awkwardly. Bystanders subdued Labelle and escorted her outside of the venue. Franklin suffered only minor injuries.
Labelle was quickly apprehended by the Atlanta Police Department and charged with assault and battery. She was released on a $10,000 bail and will appear in court on April 13th.
ATLANTA – “Don’t get me wrong i love my older fans, but nobody wants to stare at a bunch of grandmas all night” said R Kelly about his recent concert where the front row was filled with women in their late 20′s. During an Atlanta stop on his promotional tour for new album ‘Black Panties’ R. Kelly cancelled the concert, because he claims all the women in the audience were too old. “I looked out from back stage and all I seen was single mothers, college grads and retired strippers” Said the King of R&B about the sold out crowd at Atlanta’s amphitheater “Not one chick was camera ready”. Although R. Kelly personally guaranteed a refund to all the ‘old ladies’ at his show. He says he doesn’t feel sorry, because they should have known better stating that “The album is called ‘Black Panties’, not granny panties”.