Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Matthew Fox arrested following an alleged altercation with a bus driver

Matthew Fox arrested on Monday morning, August 29 and briefly detained after allegedly punching a female bus driver of a party bus in the chest and stomach.

Cleveland police said The Lost star, Matthew Fox was arrested following an incident wherein he attempted to hitch a ride to his hotel aboard a private party bus. The 29-year-old female driver Heather Bormann reportedly blocked the entrance and informed the 45-year-old actor that he could not board as the bus had been rented out and he is not included in the guest list.

The "Lost" star then allegedly punched Bormann in the chest and stomach, before receiving a blow to the mouth in return. The actor sustained a cut on his lip and was briefly detained after the incident.

Fox has since been released and brought back to his hotel.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Λ'aliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)

This Thursday, BET will be airing the long anticipated Aaliyah tribute special, celebrating the life of the singer 10 years after her death.

Aaliyah: One In A Million, "We celebrate her life, her music and what she meant to so many,” said Stephen Hill, BET’s executive VP of programming. “Aaliyah was a beautiful angel and we’re so glad that we were able to assemble her friends and loved ones for this unique special.”

The special will include memorable video clips, interviews, and personal stories from her friends and family. It will air at 8 p.m.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Nickolas Ashford May 4, 1941 - August 22, 2011

Nickolas Ashford, was born May 4, 1941. Nickolas and wife Valerie Simpson were a husband and wife songwriting/production power team and recording artists.

Nickolas was born in Fairfield, South Carolina. He met Valerie at Harlem's White Rock Baptist Church in 1963. After having recorded unsuccessfully as a duo, they joined aspiring solo artist and former member of the Ikettes, Joshie Jo Armstead, at the Scepter/Wand label where their compositions were recorded by Ronnie Milsap ("Never Had It So Good"), Maxine Brown ("One Step At A Time"), as well as the Shirelles and Chuck Jackson. Another of the trio's songs, "Let's Go Get Stoned", gave Ray Charles a number one U.S. R&B hit in 1966. That same year Ashford & Simpson joined Motown, where their best-known songs included "Ain't No Mountain High Enough", "You're All I Need To Get By", "Ain't Nothing Like the Real Thing", and "Reach Out and Touch (Somebody's Hand)". As performers, Ashford and Simpson's best-known song is "Solid" (1984 US and 1985 UK). The duo was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2002.

Nick, passed away on Monday August 22, 2011, at the age of 70 in a New York hospital at age 70 from complications related to throat cancer.