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Manuel Noriega
(Real-life Manny vs. Call of Duty Manny)

I must repeat this Theophilus London album title at least 6-7 times a week, but it always fits….Timez Are Weird These Days.
Like today, as the New York Times reports that Noriega is suing Activision over the videogame Call of Duty: Black Ops II.
Wait…Noriega?

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I can’t say that I am all the way happy with this bill, but it is the first step in the right direction. As an advocate of medical marijuana, I feel that New York City should have passed the bill a long, long time ago. For years, the Senate has been debating whether to let the Liberty State go green.

Late last night, the Senate voted 49-10 to approve the medical marijuana bill for therapeutic purposes for patients with serious diseases or conditions like cancer, AIDS and epilepsy. The key person on the case, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, has finally pledged his support. But the real issue I have is that smokable marijuana is not included in the bill and the restrictions on legal pot are very, very extreme here.

However, we want to know what you guys think about the subject, so please weigh-in in the comments section.

“There are certainly significant medical benefits that can be garnered; at the same time, it’s a difficult issue because there are also risks that have to be averted,” Mr. Cuomo said, mentioning safety and law enforcement concerns. “We believe this bill strikes the right balance.”

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BlackBerry may have pulled a proverbial muscle and subsequently watched themselves get lapped by the likes of Apple and Samsung in the smartphone race, but the aging giants are looking to close the distance with the help of a certain superstar rapper.

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The question everyone’s asking Kanye right now isn’t “how was the honeymoon?” or “wait, Jaden Smith really wore a white Batman costume to your wedding?” But “what’s up with you and Jay Z?”

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Kris Jenner, Kanye West, Kim Kardashian in Paris

The official minister of propaganda for the Kardashian enterprise, Kris Jenner, called into Australian radio station KIIS 106.5 to update the world on her children’s emotional states, fertility projects and bedfellow changes. She also addresses KimYe’s residential status, Jay Z and Beyonce’s absence at the wedding of the decade, and Khloe’s new beau French Montana.

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Twitter have made some major announcements this year — a new user layout and the upcoming launch of the very first real-time Billboard chart — but the biggest one may still to come. According to Re/code, the social media giant is “considering” a deal to purchase SoundCloud.

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Kanye West’s longtime comrade Ibn Jasper threw up a very interesting IG post last night. According to Kanye’s longtime friend/creative consultant, Yeezy designed a Reebok sneaker 8 years that was reappropriated into an adidas shoe when it was bought out. Ibn snapped a picture of the adidas ZX 850 which was first released in 2013 with this message: “I remember when Kanye designed this shoe for Reebok 8 years ago… Adidas bought Reebok… They reworked the design for David Beckham… Funny how things work out…”

Let’s just hope no one at either company catches any feelings over this.

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2014 Billboard Music Awards - Roaming Show

For one-night only, Michael Jackson returned on stage for a tribute performance at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards. Called a once in a lifetime Michael Jackson experience, the “King of Pop” returned in Hologram form on stage at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, rocking the stage to “Slave to the Rhythm” off his newly released posthumous compilation album XSCAPE.

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After receiving an alleged $260,000 payday for selling the Jay Z, Solange fight video, the person responsible for leaking the footage has been fired from the Standard Hotel. I guess this pretty much confirms that it was in fact an employee who let the footage go. Gawker cites The AP as the source for this tidbit.

Apparently, the Standard told reporters the hotel turned over “all available information to criminal authorities,” after firing the employee yesterday.

Check out Bey’s new IG pics with Solange below…

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Something very serious must have happened between Solange and her brother-in-law Jay Z during the Met Gala last week. While everyone was documented having fun at the glamourous party, the entire Carter/Knowles clan attended an afterparty at the Standard Hotel and were later seen leaving via private elevator.

In the surveillance footage you see Beyonce and Jay Z enter, as well as their security guard. Solange enters and as soon as the doors close, she starts to angrily confront Jay Z. Her anger escalates into a full on physical attack, punching, kicking and thrashing until the bodyguard restrains her. And even then she is still gesturing to Jay and trying to get at him (via TMZ).

While Jay Z reacted to Solange’s fury by grabbing her leg to prevent her from kicking him again, he never fights back or shows visible signs of anger. Beyonce does not intervene with Solange at all. All parties remain calm to prevent the fight from escalating further. And the bodyguard deftly stops the elevator to make sure the incident remains private, or so he thought.

It does not seem as though Jay is surprised. And neither is Beyonce. Both seem very calm but obviously upset. Solange did not seem drunk only because when she enters the elevator she appears calm. And when paparazzi catch the whole family leaving the building, she also seems calm. But still very angry. Beyonce gets into the car with her. At first Jay Z looks to be getting into the same car as well, but is directed to a separate car.

Family disputes are par for the course. But rarely do we see behind a curtain as ironclad as the Carters.

UPDATE: Extended footage of the altercation has surfaced, in which Solange continues her attack on Jay Z for another two minutes. At one point, as Beyonce begins to exit the elevator, Solange launches her purse at Jay before her sister reenters the elevator to try to calm things.

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