When two students at Westwood High School in Mesa, Arizona got in a fist fight during gym class a first-year principal, Tim Richard, presented the teens a choice — be suspended from school or sit in chairs holding hands in front of their classmates during a lunch period. The boys, reportedly a freshman and a sophomore, chose the latter.
CNN.com reports A former employee of televangelist Creflo Dollar‘s Atlanta-area megachurch is suspected of fatally shooting one of the church’s volunteer staff members as the volunteer was leading a prayer service there Wednesday morning, police say. Police say suspect Floyd Palmer, pictured below, is on the run.
Inside are developments as they came in.
The judge in Fulton County, GA presiding over the custody battle between R&B superstar Usher and ex-wife Tameka Raymond has refused to postpone the trial due to the recent death of Tameka’s 11-year-old son.
TMZ reports the trial will resume later this month. The singer requested to delay the court date because he was worried that the court hearing would cause “unnecessary stress and strain” for himself, Tameka, and their two young children.
But Tameka argued that Usher is still pulling stunts and shows for the press, claiming in court documents that he “visited Kile in the hospital only once” during his 15 days on child support.
The case is scheduled to go on as planned and Usher will again take the stand. The trial will resume on August 13 and is expected to only last a few days.
Speaking in length for the first time since Kile’s passing, Tameka shared a personal statement. Read it below.
It has been confirmed that Sean Kingston is in critical condition in a Miami Beach hospital after being injured in a serious jet skiing accident Sunday evening.
UPDATE! Sean Kingston has been stabilized, according to a statement made by his publicist.
According to Local10.com, the “Beautiful Girls” singer had a female passenger on board his watercraft when it crashed into a bridge around 6 PM local time.
We’re told both Kingston and his passenger were rescued from the water by a good Samaritan.
The Miami Fire Dept. responded to the scene and both Kingston and his female passenger were transported to nearby Jackson Memorial Hospital. We’re told Kingston’s injuries are so severe, he is being treated in the trauma ward.
Lena Horne, the enchanting jazz singer and actress known for her plaintive signature song “Stormy Weather” and for her triumph over the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, has died. She was 92.
Horne died Sunday at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital spokeswoman Gloria Chin. Chin would not release any other details.