Not Good For Humanity


In a tragic turn of events, a Malaysian Airlines Boeing 777 flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur was shot down and crashed near the Russian border in the Ukraine, According to reports, the plane was hit with a missile and was carrying about 300 passengers.

At press time, the finger was being pointed at the Russian military who allegedly also shot down a Ukrainian jet fighter over Ukrainian territory the day before the incident. The pilot had to eject, according to the Ukrainian National Security and Defense Council spokesman. The Ukrainian government is denying being responsibility for the missile attack.

Malaysia Airlines said on Twitter that it “has lost contact of MH17 from Amsterdam. The last known position was over Ukrainian airspace.”

Stay tuned for more updates on the developing story.

Update: The Chicago Tribune reports that 23 of the passengers were Americans. New reports says 295 passengers are believed to be dead.

UPDATE #2: As BuzzFeed reveals, no passengers on the flight checked in with a U.S. passport. However, the administration is still trying to find out if there were dual nationals on the plane.

Tragedy at SXSW: Two Dead, 23 Injured as Car Plows Into Festival Crowd


This is terrible news about one of our favorite comedians. Tracy Morgan was traveling on the New Jersey Turnpike late last night when his Sprinter (a luxury box-shaped Mercedes limo van) was hit by a tractor-trailer, flipping over with 6 people (including Morgan) inside. The accident involved 5 other vehicles (2 tractor-trailers, 2 cars, one SUV). A police spokesman told reporters, they did not believe alcohol was involved but were investigating, “Looks like one of the tractor-trailers may have rear-ended that limo bus, but that’s preliminary at this time.”

Tracy Morgan, age 45, had just performed at the Dover Downs Casino and Hotel on Friday night and was near Cranberry Township, NJ when the accident happened around 1am. There are reports that fellow comedian Artie Fuqua may have also been in the van. Morgan was airlifted by helicopter to a nearby hospital, along with 2 fellow passengers. One of the passengers in Morgan’s van, James McNair of Peekskill, NY, was killed.

As of this morning, Tracy Morgan is still listed in critical condition, he is in the intensive care unit of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Center in New Brunswick.

Watch a TV news clip from the scene of the accident after the jump…


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Vybz Kartel has met his fate. After being found guilty of the murder of Clive “Lizard” Williams following a 65-day trial last month, the Jamaican dancehall star has been sentenced to life in prison, The Gleaner reports. He must serve 35 years before becoming eligible for parole. The three other men convicted in the murder — Shawn “Shawn Storm” Campbell, Kahira Jones and Andre St John — were all handed life sentences, too.

Kartel’s defense plans to appeal the decision, citing “discrepancies, inconsistencies, missing data, and mismanagement in the collection of evidence as well as the integrity of the evidence,” but it remains to be seen what success they’ll have.

UPDATE: Billboard published a more comprehensive report on today’s sentence and possible appeal, as well as some details on whether or not Vybz Kartel will be able record music in prison.

More details after the jump…


george zimmerman kanye west boxing match

I don’t even know where to start with this, but here’s what we know so far. Last week it was reported that George Zimmerman had agreed to a celebrity (the term “celebrity” being used very loosely) boxing match. The racist, child murdering piece of shit former security guard was offered money to fight from boxing promoter Damon Feldman and, needless to say, the line for potential opponents was longer than people camping out for the Air Jordan Gamma Blue 11s.

The Game (as in the 6’5″, 240lbs former Blood gang member) and DMX (no introduction necessary) have both come forward hoping to get in the ring (or “beat the living fuck out him,” as X put it). But according to TMZ, it’s Kanye West who Zimmerman wants to fight. Promoters tell TMZ he wants to fight Ye because he attacks not only paparazzi, but “defenseless people.”

Reason #712 George Zimmerman should be rotting in a cell right now.

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Rapper Jamal “Mazeradi Fox” Green was gunned down in the St. Albans area of Queens, New York on Friday afternoon. The NY Daily News reports that the 42-year-old was sitting in his SUV when a masked gunman opened fired on Fox and three other passengers around 4:10 p.m. EST.

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While last night was hopefully filled with good times for all our readers, we’ve got some sad news to start 2014. James Avery, best known for his role as Uncle Phil from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, has passed away. He was 65 years old. According to TMZ, the beloved actor died in an L.A. hospital last night. While the cause of death has yet to be confirmed, he reportedly underwent surgery for an undisclosed illness recently.

Fresh Prince co-star Alfonso Ribeira, who played Avery’s son Carlton Banks, wrote on Facebook:

The world has lost a truly special man. I am very saddened to say that James Avery has passed. Even though he played my father on TV, he was a wonderful father figure to me in life. He will be deeply missed.

Re-watch some of Uncle Phil’s greatest moments below…



The wait is over for Instagram’s new messaging service, Instagram direct. Perverts worldwide now have a new way of feeding their disgusting needs. For the rest of us, this is a cool way to share pics and talk with just a select group of our IG friends. However, as most were wrong about, you cannot send a message without a pic. Yes, every message must come with a photo and you can also send the pic to mutiple friends as one time. You can also check to see who has and has not checked the message as well as chat in real time. Don’t worry about ads though, insiders at Instagram say its still way to early to even have that discussion. Tech Crunch has a nice checklist of the features, which you can check out after the jump.

Miss Info:Now, Mikey….correct me if I’m wrong….
but I think only people you follow can send you a IG Direct…
Therefore…if you dudes are so worried about thirstmongers harrassing your womenfolk with unsolicited peen pics…then maybe you best keep a closer eye on your boo’s follow counts. See, it’s like with vampires…they can only come in your house and vein-pillage if you invite them in the door. #InfoLogic

Watch a video promo and read all the fine print below


One of the greatest leaders of modern times, Nelson Mandela, passed away Thursday afternoon at the age of 95. The revolutionary, politician, and former President of South Africa lost a well-documented long battle with illness. A transformative figure in world history, Mandela was remembered by various celebrities on various social media platforms moments after current South African president Jacob Zuma confirmed the tragic news.

Beyoncé, Rihanna, Nas, Justin Timberlake, Q-Tip, Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, John Legend, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Busta Rhymes, LL Cool J, and more sent their prayers, wishes, and memories to Mandela on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and in Jay Z’s case his Life and Times website.

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

Thank you.

Rest In PEACE.

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Things have been spiraling downhill for Amanda Bynes for months now, from her infamous “I want Drake to murder my vagina” tweet, to her creepy nicki-minaj transformation, to being kicked out of the Ritz Carlton after smoking weed and ordering room service 40 times …it’s been frightening to watch. But maybe this latest development is just the stopgap that the former child-star needs. Last night, Mandy was put on a “5150 hold” by police after she started a fire in a complete stranger’s driveway in Thousand Oaks, CA. When police asked her what she was doing there, her answers convinced them she needed to be admitted. For those not familiar with the 5150 California Welfare and Institutions code, that means she is confined to an involuntary psychiatric ward for up to 72 hours, pending evaluation.

According to the elderly lady who lived at the house, she was clueless about the strange young woman in her driveway (via  TMZ):

“…She had no idea what was going on until cops knocked on her front door. She says cops asked her, “Do you know anyone by the name of Amanda Bynes, or why she would have some vendetta against you?” She said no … not surprising because the woman is elderly.

Cops then described to her that there was a young lady in her driveway, who had lit a fire and was carrying a “little red gas tank.” The homeowner says cops told her Amanda had burned part of her clothing.”

Check out a pic of the burnt driveway after the jump…


Consequence Fighting Joe Budden

I’m sorry to do this to you…but misery loves company. Yesterday, we heard about how Consequence ran up on an unsuspecting Joe Budden, who was on a smoke break with Tahiry during the taping of the ‘Love and Hip Hop New York” reunion taping, and smacked him on the head. Cons immediately bragged about the attack on twitter. Joe immediately called Angie Martinez to scoff and tell how Tahiry punched Cons. Is this all sounding most noble so far?
Well, apparently, after all the showboating…all parties went back into the soundstage to keep shooting the reunion. Obviously. And afterwards, Joe exacted some sort of revenge. He and Cons had another altercation…and judging from the camera-phone footage, this time Joe Budden ran off while security tucked Cons into his minivan and his wife Jen screamed bloody murder.
(PS: by the way…Joe and Tahiry are apparently dating again. No big surprise there.)

Brace yourself….for a perfect storm of horribleness
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