Baltimore Police Sgt. Alicia White and officer William Porter are scheduled to receive $96,855 and $70,523, respectively, when Baltimore City’s Board of Estimates authorizes a back pay deposit scheduled for August 24. White and Porter are the third and fourth officers to receive back pay, after three officers were acquitted and charges against the remaining officers were dropped in Freddie Gray’s death. Read more.
LeBron James’ ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ Re-Ups For Season Four
Survivor’s Remorse, currently in season three on Starz, is enjoying a significant ratings boost, so much so that the higher-ups have renewed the show’s contract for a fourth season. “I’m incredibly proud of the team at ‘Survivor’s Remorse’ and what we’ve built,” LeBron James, the show’s executive producer said. “The show grew so much this year, attracting new fans and reaching new levels of popularity.” Read more.
Ciara Joins Gabby Douglas As Miss America Pageant Judge
Ciara was just announced as a judge in the 2017 Miss America Pageant. The popular songstress, still riding high from her recent marriage to NFL star Russell Wilson, will join Olympian Gabby Douglas and entrepreneur Mark Cuban on the judges’ panel. The competition takes place on September 11 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read more.
Jennifer Holliday Makes Triumphant Return To ‘The Great White Way’
Jennifer Holliday, the original “Dreamgirl,” is taking on the enigmatic role of “Shug Avery” in Broadway’s revival of The Color Purple. Holliday will replace singer Heather Headley, who currently stars as Avery, on October 4. Jennifer Hudson, the famed Oscar winner and American Idol alum, originally took on the role during the play’s opening in December 2015 until May. Read more.
Brooklyn D.A. In Hot Water, Fined $15,000 For Violating City Ethic Rules
Ken Thompson, Brooklyn’s district attorney, faces a $15,000 fine after city officials say he used NYPD bodyguards to pay for his lunch, then reimbursed them with taxpayer funds. The Conflicts of Interest Board ruled on Tuesday after revealing that Thompson repeatedly asked security detail to purchase food with their own money during the first five months of his tenure in 2014. Read more.
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