[video] Eddie Murphy Drops Out Of Oscar Hosting Duties After Ratner Resigns Over Gay Slur

This got messy in a hurry. I guess Eddie doing the show was predicated on Ratner being the producer. I will post the original video after the jump that got Ratner is a heap of sh*t in the first place once I locate it. Updated with video.

via NY Times

he hasty departures represented an embarrassing collapse of the Academy’s plans with less than four months before the ceremony, and left it scrambling to fill key roles on a show that is one of the most elaborately staged on television.

Mr. Ratner, who was named the Oscar co-producer on Aug. 4, resigned on Tuesday morning because of the furor provoked by his public use over the weekend of an anti-gay slur, and a subsequent, salacious discussion of his own sexual habits on Howard Stern’s radio program.

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Rap legend Heavy D Dead at 44

Unbelievable.

via TMZ

Rap legend Heavy D — one of the most influential rappers of the ’90s — died earlier today … TMZ has learned.

Heavy D — real name Dwight Arrington Myers — was rushed to an L.A. hospital around noon today … and was pronounced dead at the hospital at 1 PM. He was 44 years old.

Heavy just performed at the BET Awards in October — and appeared to be fine.

Story developing …

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Joe Paterno Morally Guilty!

We all know the saying “When you see something, say something,” but it seems that Penn State’s legendary head coach Joe Paterno did not say enough regarding Jerry Sandusky’s alleged child abuse scandal. Although Paterno reported Sandusky to athletic director Tim Curley, it seems that his efforts stopped there. On Monday, Pennsylvania Attorney General Linda Kelly pointed out that the “officials and administrators to whom it was reported did not report the incident to law enforcement or to any child protection agency. Their inaction, likely, allowed a child predator to continue to victimize children for many, many years.”

In the state capital of Harrisburg, The Patriot-News ran a full front-page editorial calling for the end of Paterno’s time at Penn State.

Source: CNN.com

[video] Fourth Woman Accuses Cain: “He reached for my genitals”

It looks like Cain can’t sweep this under the rug as quickly as he would like. Chicago woman, Sharon Bialek is the fourth woman to accuse Herman Cain of sexual harassment. When making his advances, Bialek claims that Cain stated “You want a job?” Though he argues that the media and his opponents are out to bury him, it is hard to believe that Cain’s inconsistent story will continue stand up against woman that are deciding to come forward with their story.

Video Source: PBSNewsHour

Smokin’ Joe Fraizer Dies at 67

If you know anything about boxing then you are more than familiar with the former Undisputed World Heavy Weight Champion, Smokin’ Joe Fraizer. In 1971, Frazier defeated Muhammed Ali on all points in the “Fight of the Century,”in front of a world wide audience at Madison Square Garden.

Today we pay our respects to Fraizer, who lost his battle to liver cancer on Monday while in hospice in the Philadelphia area. Rest in Peace.

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[video] Official Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – The Vet & The n00b

Starring Jonah Hill, Sam Worthington, and Dwight Howard.

via Latino Review

Activision released a new “Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3” video game trailer with actors Sam Worthington and Jonah Hill.

The trailer is called, “The Vet & The n00b.” Worthington takes Hill through the different cities around the world to teach him the ways of shooting, reloading and tossing grenades. And even basketball star Dwight Howard makes a surprise appearance at the end of the trailer.

The tagline for the trailer is “Whether you’re a veteran of Call of Duty or a n00b just starting out, there’s a soldier in all of us.”

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