Thursday, August 02, 2007
Court Jesters in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• It’s getting scary and spicy for Eddie Murphy, as Melanie Brown marched to court seeking to establish Murphy as the daddy of her baby. The former Spice Girl announced, “I am here today for one reason and one reason only; her name is Angel. Angel is my baby and Eddie’s. She will always know that she was planned and wanted by both of us.” Sounds like Murphy’s in for a devil of a time.
• R. Kelly appears to be finally heading into court to face child pornography charges, as a judge scheduled a September 17 trial date. “He believes in our system of justice and is looking forward to finally having his day in court,” said a Kelly spokesman. “He’s confident that when all the facts come out, it will be clear that he is not guilty of any crime.” If that’s true, Eddie Murphy will probably be calling for referrals.
• Fisher-Price recalled nearly 1 million toys whose paint contains excessive amounts of lead. Initial reports are blaming the recall on manufacturers in China. “Sadly, this is the most recent in a series of disturbing recalls of children’s toys. While the toys may be different, they have one thing in common—they were manufactured in China,” said Senator Dick Durbin. “With the current tools and resources the Consumer Product Safety Commission has, it cannot adequately protect American consumers.” Somebody call in Jackie Chan.