Bobby Shmurda's legal team pleaded with a judge yesterday (Thursday) to get his $2 million bail lowered, but the court had no sympathy for the GS9 leader.
Although Bobby got a gun charge dropped earlier this week, a New York judge balked at the idea of leniency. He denied a motion by Shmurda's lawyer, Ken Montgomery, who argued that the previous judge in the case had abused his authority by setting bail so high.
Shmurda's mother and aunt scoffed at the decision. His moms, Leslie Pollard, said, "There's no reason not to give him bail, based on the allegations, not based on the fact that he's Bobby Shmurda." And his aunt, Cherie Williams, added, "This is court. You'd think someone had a conscience." (Bossip)
oes the creator of Empire owe Jay Z a check?
The co-creator of the popular FOX series, Danny Strong, says Hova is the archetype for lead character Lucious Lyon. Played by Terrence Howard, Lucious is a drug dealer-turned-music mogul.
Strong, who also wrote The Butler, tells Sway, "I don’t think in terms of, 'Okay we have to be careful of certain things because of certain negative stereotypes.' I view it as, 'The entire cast is African-American, we’re gonna have all different types of characters, and we’re gonna tell good stories. We’re not gonna sit here and play defense or think that our show is a representation as black culture in its entirety.' It’s not; it’s just this story.”
Strong points out that Hollywood has long made hay with movies and shows about Irish and Italian mobsters. “This is metaphorical of so many people in America, how they rise up to power is through these means… Our goal is to make a great story.” (HipHopWired)
In court Wednesday, Robin Thicke took the witness stand and immediately admitted that he’s a liar. In the process, he threw song-writing partner Pharrell Williams under the bus.
The “Blurred Lines” singer called it “a little white lie” that he’d asked Pharrell to help him craft a tune to sound similar to Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Gotta Give It Up.” Gaye’s children filed a copyright lawsuit, which will be argued over the next week in court.
Yesterday, Thicke claimed the white lie was borne of resentment. The biggest hit of his entire career was penned by somebody else. Thicke became jealous and he wanted a piece of the credit. In his words, “I was living in revisionist history for my own benefit.”
His attorney believes anything Thicke said earlier about “Blurred Lines” ought to be dismissed. On the witness stand, the singer declared that every interview conducted in the summer of 2013 was under the influence. “I had a drug and alcohol problem for the year. I didn't do a sober interview. So I don't recall many things that I said.” (E! News)
As Empire continues to grow in ratings, stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson cover of Entertainment Weekly.
In the mag, Taraji says that Terrence was the only actor she wanted to play Lucious Lyon. She says, “When I read the script, I was like, ‘This is that deep love that you can’t explain, that you just see, and Terrence and I have that for each other.”
A decade ago when the two starred together in Hustle and Flow, Terrence says, "I was like, ‘I know I’m playing this character right if all my female co-leads want to sleep with me.” But he insists that he and Taraji are strictly platonic. “Taraji was the only one that didn’t want to [hook up]. We’re like father and daughter, mother and son, brother and sister. We’ve never been lovers."
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