04.12.06 Buzz Notes
June Pointer Succumbs To CancerAccording to a report posted on EURWeb this morning, June Pointer Whitmore the youngest of the legendary Pointer Sisters has died. She was 52. Ms. Pointer died yesterday, April 11. According to the National Enquirer, the singer, who has had a troubled history of drug and alcohol abuse, suffered a stroke on Feb. 27, 2006. While in the hospital Pointer was also diagnosed with breast cancer, colon cancer, liver cancer and bone cancer. "After speaking to her sister Bonnie Pointer, she confirmed that June doesn't have much longer to live," said senior reporter Patricia Shipp. Pointer is was in a hospice in Santa Monica. According to www.thepointersistersfans.com website, Ruth and Anita cancelled their shows on 4/8 and 4/9 to be by the side of their gravely ill sister. June had been replaced in the group by her niece, Ruth's daughter, Issa. (via Sandra Rose) Thanks for the tip Calichick.
Get 'Em Gabby! Tough and beautiful, leggy actress Gabrielle Union is ready to come fac-to-face with the man who assaulted and raped her at gunpoint back in 1992 in an effort to keep him from making parole and being set loose again, according to a pubished report. The rapist is set for a parole hearing later this year, and Union is quoted as saying: "He took a plea bargain and got 33 years but he's up for parole this year and I will be testifying to make sure he stays where he needs to be -- in prison."
The statuesque black and beautiful starlet was just 19 when the rapist attacked her at gunpoint, and Union has openly credited Oprah with saving her life because of lessons learned watching her show. Union managed to escape her attacker when she won the rapist's trust and grabbed his gun. (continue reading via MediaTakeOut)
Hell nah. What next? The Michael Jackson daycare center?
Joe Jackson was notorious for keeping his children in the Jackson 5 in line. Now, the famous father is beginning his very own bootcamp.The Joe Jackson Hip Hop Bootcamp will look to establish international hip hop music competitions, where the most promising young talents can be identified and showcased before a worldwide audience. The camp will also be nurturing artists and helping them improve in their musical development. Money prizes, concert engagements and even recording opportunities will be given to the best participants. The Joe Jackson Hip Hop Bootcamp competitions are open to unsigned artists ages 18 to 32. In addition to solo artists, the camp also invites groups from all countries to participate.(continue)
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