With a new single and a new look “GT Exsquisite” wants you to “Shut UP” , not literally but that’s the name of his new single! Following his story was a two martini no brainer! A Hot new artist with a Hot new song! Find out what makes “GT Exsquisite” so unique after the cut.
Apollo Nida faced reality today July 8th as a Fulton county Judge sentenced him to serve 8 years in prison for bank fraud and identity theft. Word on the curb is Apollo caught a huge break for “Singing like a Canary” aka SNITCHING per our friends of the family at TMZ. Nida could have been facing 30 years in prison as the maximum as this was not his first offense. TMZ notes:
Nida — who appears on “Real Housewives of Atlanta” with wife Phaedra Parks — was just sentenced to 8 years in federal prison for cashing stolen checks and laundering more than $2.3 mil through phony bank accounts.
The judge who sentenced him today in a Georgia court said Nida did indeed cooperate with federal investigators by spilling criminal secrets … and that’s why he got leniency.
The authorities definitely Nida’s attorney Thomas Bever attempted to get the sentence reduced due to Nida poor upbringing but Pannell felt that since Apollo is 35 years old (a grown Man) this was not a factor. According to our friends over at the AJC: Continue reading
Looks like Kodi Whitfield managed to be the “Talk of the Day” in College Football by Making the “CATCH OF THE YEAR”. According ALL THE TOP COLLEGE FOOTBALL REPORTS and to our friends at Mercury News editor Tim Kawakami
Was that the college football catch of the year? The greatest, most artistic grab in Stanford history?
Maybe that’s all debatable, but there’s no doubt Kodi Whitfield’s mind-blowing one-handed touchdown reception Saturday was the most spectacular in Whitfield family history.
“But I’ve never seen the backhand glove. He caught the point of that ball with a reverse grip.
“To catch it there and then tuck it back in, I’m proud of that. I can’t do that!”
Nobody is supposed to be able to do that. Who knew even Kodi Whitfield could do that, until he did.
But Whitfield said he had one thought while Kevin Hogan’s pass was up in the air — and heading toward the first or second row, it looked like.
“You’ve got to catch this one — got to catch this one,” Kodi Whitfield recalled thinking.
“It was one of the few targets I had this week, so I knew I’ve got to make every one of them count …
“I lined up out wide to the left, beat the defender one-on-one, didn’t really see the safety and I guess Hogan didn’t either. But he gave me a chance, threw it up there, and I was able to bring it in with one hand.”
As his father noted, Whitfield cupped the ball backhanded — sort of like Julius Erving before a tomahawk dunk — and also had to snatch it down quickly before safety Anthony Jefferson sailed through the area a split-second later.
And why didn’t he use his left hand on the catch?
“It was actually being pinned by the defender,” Whitfield said. “But luckily I think I have big hands.”
Whitfield’s TD came on second-and-18 (after a big loss) and put Stanford up 10-3, giving the Cardinal a lead it would never surrender.
Stanford needed this game — after last weekend’s loss in Utah — to get back into the Rose Bowl race; Stanford needed that play.
How did he do this?
“I would say genetics,” Stanford coach David Shaw said, “but Bob is 6-7, 335 pounds, so I don’t think it came from Dad. It was just a phenomenal play.
“God bless Kodi; every time we’ve given him an opportunity, he’s made a play. And (starters) Devon Cajuste and Ty Montgomery are playing great. But every time we put Kodi in, he makes a great play.”
A large part of what made the catch instantly indelible was happenstance — Whitfield probably wasn’t the No. 1 option on the play, and if the ball was going his way, it probably should’ve been thrown earlier.
But that’s how minor football miracles occur — something goes a little bit offline, and it takes an epic performance to pluck it back.
“Technically, that ball was thrown extremely late,” Shaw said with a smile.
As both Whitfields related, it was also a major moment for Kodi because before this game, he had only nine receptions this season, with little major impact.
On Saturday: two catches, one with momentous impact.
“That’s helluva way to get off the schneid — no touchdowns all year, and to make a big play at a pivotal time,” Bob Whitfield said. “It changed momentum.
“I think that was an inspiring moment for him because as a receiver, they want the damn ball all the time …
“I think that last time, he was like, ‘This is my opportunity. Go get it.’ I’m proud of that kid.”
Of course, when I asked Kodi what he figured his dad would say to him after the game, he laughed and said he was sure it’d be about blocking.
A few minutes later, Bob Whitfield proved his son correct.
“I get (to) all the bad stuff first — ‘what happened on that run play when that little corner knifed in?’ ” Bob Whitfield said, chuckling. —‰’How come you didn’t dig?’ We go through that first.
“And then we get to, ‘Dang, great glove!’ “
The pressing Whitfield question: Did Bob ever get a chance to showcase his hands by catching a pass in his college or pro career?
Sadly, the answer is no … “but he recovered a couple of fumbles,” Kodi helpfully added.
Now the Whitfield family has quite a highlight. An all-time reception, at a huge moment, and a play that will live on in “SportsCenter” history for a long, long time.
“I’m sure my parents will have a copy for me,” Kodi Whitfield said.
He will see it for the rest of his career, and his life.
All Whitfield wants is to keep catching balls, keep getting chances, and if you keep throwing his way — or anywhere near him — he probably will come down with it.
Read Tim Kawakami’s Talking Points blog at blogs.mercurynews.com/kawakami. Co
According to Black Scoop Media
In a new book titled “O.J. Is Innocent And I Can Prove It,” private investigator William C. Dear details his 18-year investigation of the June 12, 1994, murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman.
Dear claims that O.J. didn’t kill his wife and her friend — but he did visit the Continue reading
It’s so crazy seeing a movie is being made about TLC. Left-eye, Chili and T-Boz. I remember the first Music Award Show these girls attended in Los Angeles and thinking, “Wow!” These are little people! They were soo cute! Almost like little chick characters so full of energy and life! What about your friends? Waterfalls, Scrubs. Continue reading
Brad James attended the PVIFF film festival and spoke a little about it being like home from him as he has gone from student of the workshops to Teaching the workshops and now James Big Time Actor working with Tyler Perry and Brad James Continue reading
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Our friends at USA Today posted a pic of Raven Symone and her new BOO
Exactly one month after she applauded the demise of the Defense of Marriage Act — and came out — on Twitter, Raven-Symone has stepped out with her long-rumored, longtime girlfriend.
Raven’s tweet only vaguely hinted at who she was hanging out with: “Atl is poppin all weekend, chillin with #throwbackfriends #NewFriends loving Luda day weekend… Just saw Luda too. pimp, it’s goin down.”
Also on hand for a little bball action was Usher, who actually tried to go toe-to-toe against 6 foot 5 Houston Rockets star James Harden!
HA! You should probably pass the rock to AzMarie, Usher! She’s got a full two inches on you so she might be able to get to the hoop a little easier!
Happy to see you all had a fun holiday weekend!!!
According to our friend’s over at CelebofTea Popular radio and TV host Kidd Kraddick’s death was caused by an enlarged heart — a diagnosis that is arguably poetic. During his time on Earth, Kraddick founded the Kidd’s Kids charity and was known for his devotion to making others smile.
But in reality, an enlarged heart can be dangerous. And as Kraddick’s autopsy results show, the condition can be quite fatal. According to The Dallas Morning News, Kraddick “has been a staple in the Dallas market since his late-night debut in 1984.” His morning show “Kidd Kraddick in the Morning” is syndicated and broadcast to an estimated 100 cities. Continue reading
There are so many things going on in the city today. From the NBAF Gala at the Intercontinental Hotel, the National Black Arts Festival taking place at the Underground, Six Flags Over Georgia’s Live Performances (Hosted by Carlos Coleman) and Ms Juicy from Continue reading