Someone tried to pull another celebrity death internet hoax today saying Usher had passed away. Usher had to let the world know it wasn't true and took to twitter to set the record straight that he was alive and kicking. He did it with a bang. Hetweeted:
I must've died and went to heaven…Alive and cold kickin ass!! URIV
Never scared, never dead…Just #Lookin 4 myself. URIV
Livin' Legend!!!! URIV
He also tweeted the photos showing off his toned physique. The singer showed that he has obviously been working out in the gym! He's also been fast at work on an up-and-coming album.
Nick Cannon has released video number 2 of his NCredible Health Hustle Videos. Nick sent the following message to everybody that is showing love and support:
The responses I’ve gotten for the first episode of NCredible Health Hustle have been both amazing and inspiring. Your prayers and well wishes are greatly appreciated, and it motivates me to keep pushing forward. This week’s episode includes a cameo from my friend and boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya, as well as a peek at next week’s episode featuring my wife Mariah and our children, Roc and Roe (#DemBabies)!
Craig Sooner & Hal Uhrig, George Zimmerman's attorney's held a press conference to announce that they will no longer be representing him due to his ignoring their legal advice. They also say they have lost contact with him. The lawyers also say Zimmerman spoke with Sean Hannity from Fox News but say Zimmerman would not reveal what he said to Hannity.
"George called Sean Hannity of Fox News off the record and he was unwilling to tell us what was said," attorney Hal Uhrig said.
Sonner said that Zimmerman had stopped responding to their phone calls, and that they did not know exactly where he was, although they thought that he was no longer in Florida.
Sonner also said that Zimmerman reached out to the special prosecutor in the case, against their wishes. "We were a bit astonished and had some conversation back and forth with the prosecutor's office," Uhrig said."They told us what we expected, '[that] we’re not going to talk to a criminal or [defendant] without counsel.'"
Zimmerman admitted to shooting Trayvon Martin, an unarmed 17-year-old, on February 26 in the gated community where the teenager's father lived in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman, a neighborhood watch member, called 911 and told a police dispatcher that Martin, who was walking back to his father's home from a convenience store, "looked suspicious." After an altercation, Zimmerman shot Martin in the chest. He told the local police that he shot Martin in self defense, and was not arrested or charged. Protestors around the country have held rallies calling for Zimmerman's arrest, and the Sanford police department has come in for withering criticism for its handling of the initial investigation.
In the town of Sanford, a Sanford Police Car was shot at 4:30 this morning. CBS News Reports:
(CBS News) SANFORD, Fla. – Shots were fired at a Sanford police car parked near the scene of the Trayvon Martin shooting. According to authorities, the cruiser was found Tuesday morning with bullet holes in it and at least window blown out.
Police said no one was inside the cruiser, which was parked across the street from the Retreat at Twin Lakes apartment complex, near the front of Bentley Elementary School.
CBS affiliate WKMG reports witnesses said they heard six shots. At least two bullets struck the patrol car.
Sanford police said the cruiser had been parked in front of Bentley Elementary for the past couple of weeks at the request of school officials who had concerns about safety issues.
Police removed the car from the scene, and an investigation is ongoing.
Montell Jordan, tells My Fabulous Style, in a statement released today that his taxes due to Uncle Sam have been paid. Jordan says he filed bankruptcy in 2004, due to a factors including, "unwise personal spending choices, external life circumstances,and being ill-advised by council about his finances". Montell, says " I have taken full responsibility for this life experience."
The singer says in 2006, he sold his music catalog to make good on his debts to creditors and the IRS. He says at that time the amount of $500,000 was paid directly to the Department of Trustees. Jordan says the bankruptcy was dismissed in September 2007, but the case has remained open for negotiations with the IRS regarding penalties and interest fees. Jordan says the funds have been in the possession of the Trustees for 5 years and they have received a total of 617,460.33 on his behalf.
Jordan confirms the IRS recently re-issued the previous liens to insure their claim with the Trustees will be dispersed in the upcoming weeks. Jordan says:
"After a long and difficult 8 year long life journey, this case is set to be closed following a hearing scheduled for May 1, 2012. Upon the conclusion of this hearing, the Trustees will be administering the finances as they have determined."
Rachel Crow sang a beautiful rendition of The National Anthem this past Monday at the Annual Easter Egg Roll at the White House. The 14-year-old, former X-Factor contestant, wore a yellow and black blazer top and pants. She sang the song as the entire Obama Family, including the Easter Bunny, beside her and gave the President a hug after she finished.
All has seemingly quiet in RiRi, Chris Brown, Karrueche world, but Karrueche sent out a rather straight-forward statement today. Not sure who it is to, but it is pretty clear she wasn't in a playing mood. What could it be that ails Chris' current boo? Who know? Hope she is doing ok!
Elle "The Body" MacPhearson covers MayFitness Magazine's 20th Anniversary. It's hard to believe Elle is 48, but the supermodel known for her figure in her past modeling days, talked to the magazine about how she stays in shape. She told the magazine that she does some type of physical activity for at least an hour a day. She adds:
"I also take my running shoes and iPod with me wherever I go. Running is not only a really effective way to stay fit, it's a sort of moving meditation and a great way to explore new towns when I'm travelling.' 'The mother-of-two added: 'I'm almost 50, so I obviously don't have the same body that I had when I was 20. But I also don't have the same mindset either, when I was wracked with self-consciousness and insecurity.' "My motivation is feeling joyful, inspired, passionate, patient, strong and healthy."