Unsurprisingly, now that voter identification has become the law of the land in Arkansas, poll workers are wielding their newfound power with pride. The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas has received numerous complaints from voters who say poll workers “quizzed” them about the information on their IDs, one of the organization’s officials told TPM on Wednesday. Read more.
Marlon Wayans and Mike Epps are attached to star in the Sony Pictures buddy action-comedy Any Means Necessary, which tells the story of 2 estranged brothers who pair up to go undercover, according to Deadline. The fact that one brother is a cop (Wayans), and the other is a criminal (Epps), should only add to the drama and comedy. Read more.
St. Petersburg Police are looking for thieves accused of stealing a car from a church parking lot with a baby inside. On Sunday afternoon around 2:15 p.m., police say Shekeya Gibson and N’Dia Knight were unloading tables and chairs from their Toyota Highlander at a local church. They left their car unlocked and keys in the ignition with Gibson’s 10-month-old baby girl, Xenobia, in a car seat inside the vehicle. Read more.
A lawsuit filed on behalf of eight former NFL players alleges that that league was so profit driven that it illegally administered narcotics and painkillers to mask severe injuries, the Associated Press reports. Those players are now claiming that the risky treatments have resulted in pricey and painful medical complications. According to AP, which got an advance copy of the lawsuit before it was filed in U.S. District Court in San Francisco, the players allege that they were never warned of the side effects of the drugs they were given. They also claim that the league received the drugs illegally, without prescriptions, in an attempt to speed the recovery time of injured players so that the league could benefit by showcasing top talent. Read more.
In a recent interview with GQ Magazine, Mike Myers said he was “super proud to have been next” to Kanye West during a 2005 Hurricane Katrina telethon. The telethon is best remembered for the moment when West called out President George W. Bush for the lack of response to people in need in New Orleans. Myers said he wasn’t familiar with West’s work before the two were paired together for the telethon and that upon meeting West, “he said he was going to take some liberties with the thing.” Read more.
The WNBA plans to launch a marketing campaign to attract gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered fans to its games, according to theAssociated Press. The effort includes participation in pride festivals and parades and direct advertising, making it the first professional sports league to specifically target the LGBTQ community, which represents 25 percent of the WNBA fan base. Read more.