Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Insanity pleas in a MultiCultClassics Monologue…
• The latest celebrities being investigated for steroid use include Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Wyclef Jean. The probe is taking place in upstate New York, and authorities have no evidence the celebrities violated any drug laws. Hey, it’s pretty rare when hip-hop stars haven’t violated any drug laws.
• Wesley Snipes presented the names of over 70 potential character witnesses during the first day of his tax fraud and conspiracy trial on Monday. He’s probably prepared to pay each of them for their support with all the loot he collected via tax evasion over the years.
• R. Kelly made a brief court appearance, listening to a judge deny the prosecution’s attempt to admit the testimony of a forensic and developmental pediatrician. The witness would have provided an opinion regarding the alleged victim’s denial of being a victim. The judge had previously nixed the witness’ testimony, but the prosecutors tried again. Not sure there will anything left to discuss when the trial actually takes place in May.
• O.J. Simpson is bragging he’ll be out of jail by midweek. Plus, when heading to prison last week, Simpson allegedly told pals, “It’s OK. I’ll spend five days in the slammer. Who cares?” Good question.