Nia Crooks Cops Plea in Jennifer Williams Pimp-Slap Case

Basketball Wives star Nia Crooks copped a plea deal for her infamous battery case, and won’t spend any time in jail for wailing on Jennifer Williams.

The sort-of-aptly-named Crooks was charged with misdemeanor battery by the Broward County State Attorney’s Office after she pimp slapped her co-star.

VH1’s cameras caught the incident on film, as you may recall:

Because Jennifer Williams pressed charges and the hit looked pretty real, Nia faced a year in jail, but cut a deal with prosecutors and pleaded no contest.

In exchange she will serve a year of probation, pay a $645 fine, write a letter of apology, stay away from Jennifer and undergo 13 weeks of anger management.

No, not watching Anger Management, though that would be punishment enough.

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Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Justin Mikita: Engaged!

Congratulations are in order for Modern Family star Jesse Tyler Ferguson.

The multiple-time Emmy Award nominee announced today that he’s engaged to Justin Mikita.

“It’s true, I popped the big Q!” the actor says in the following video, with his now-fiancee jumping in to exclaim: “I said yes!”

We send our best wishes to the couple, we can’t wait for the Modern Family Season 4 premiere on September 26 and we encourage readers to watch below:

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Yunel Escobar Eye Black Scandal: Shortstop Apologizes for Gay Slur

Yunel Escobar has issued an apology for one of the stranger scandals we’ve seen recently in the world of sports.

The Toronto Blue Jays shortstop donned eye black for his team’s game against the Boston Red Sox on Saturday, scribbling Spanish words across the outside that translate roughly to “faggot.”

The ball player was suspended three games for the action.

Yunel Escobar

“I feel bad,” he told the media this afternoon in response to the incident. “I’m leaving my team for something I didn’t intend to do. I have nothing against the gay community and honestly I’m sorry… It was just a joke and it wasn’t directed to anyone in particular…

“It’s just something that’s been said around amongst Latinos. It’s not something that’s meant to be offensive. For us, it didn’t have the significance to the way it’s being interpreted right now. It’s a word used often within teams. … I agree with the suspension and don’t have any problem with it.”

Escobar, who is hitting only .251 this season, will forfeit about $92,000 as a result of the suspension. A portion of those funds will go to GLAAD.

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Mitt Romney on Obama Voters: Entitled Losers!

A secretly recorded video has emerged in which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney can be heard apparently disparaging voters – specifically those who support President Barack Obama – at a private dinner with donors.

The GOP nominee can be heard (and seen, albeit far away) positing that “47 percent” of Americans do not pay any income taxes, consider themselves victims, feel entitled to handouts and would never even think about voting for him anyway.

“I’ll never convince them they should take personal responsibility and care for their lives,” Romney says of Obama’s “huge advantage.” Take a look below:

Responses to this will likely fall into one of two categories:

  1. The truth hurts! He’s just stating facts! People are such leeches!
  2. Wow, what an out of touch monster! He hates half the country!

The truth is probably somewhere in between, with the main takeaway being that Mitt’s words were not chosen particularly well, especially in this media age.

Whether or not he harbors disdain for 47, 48, 49 percent of the country … did he learn nothing from Obama’s “cling” controversy four and a half years ago?

What do you think of Mitt’s remarks, and who are you voting for in 2012? Share your thoughts, opinions and commentary on the campaign with us below…

Mitt Romney on Obama Voters: Entitled Losers!


Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban Confirmed as American Idol Judges

The rumor mill can finally stop churning: American Idol has announced its four-person judging panel for Season 12.

Fox announced via press release this morning that Randy Jackson will return again to the ratings juggernaut, joining previously-confirmed Mariah Carey and the two leading contenders over the past few weeks:

Nicki Minaj and Keith Urban.

Nicki Minaj in RedKeith Urban Photograph

“Nicki’s an unbelievably captivating international phenomenon who has made an indelible mark on rap and pop. And Keith is another great addition to Idol – he’s one of the biggest stars in country music and I know that our fans and contestants will fall in love with him,” said Mike Darnell, President of Alternative Entertainment for Fox.

“With an unparalleled star like Mariah, fan-favorite Randy, chart-toppers like Nicki and Keith and our incomparable host Ryan [Seacrest], we’ve put together one of the most exciting judging panels around.”

Do you agree? How do you feel about this quartet?

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End of Watch Trailer: Exclusive at Movie Fanatic!

On September 21, Michael Pena and Jake Gyllenhaal will be marked for death.

In End of Watch, the actors take on the roles of two young police officers who gets into serious trouble after confiscating a cache of money and firearms from the members of a notorious drug cartel.

Did you like Training Day? You’ll love End of Watch.

End of Watch Poster

Our friends at Movie Fanatic have posted an exclusive look at the film, which also features Natalie Martinez, America Ferrera and Anna Kendrick.

Head over there now for an exclusive End of Watch trailer and tell them you were sent by THG. You’ll be able to watch it at no cost!

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The Real Housewives of Miami: A Tale of Two Miamis

The Real Housewives of Miami returned with a  “A Tale of Two Miamis.”  I’m not sure even one was necessary but let’s recap all of the plastic faces and sleazy boyfriends in our THG +/- review.

Admittedly, I never watched season one of The Real Housewives of Miami.  Apparently I’m not the only one.  I believe it was one of the lowest rated Housewives premieres ever. 

And yet, we are blessed with a revamped season two.  Minus 8.

I thought the Housewives of Beverly Hills and Orange County had cornered the market on plastic.  Boy, was I wrong.  Step aside California.  The ladies of Miami are lifted, tucked, botoxed, and enhanced beyond your wildest dreams or my nightmares.  Minus 12.  The shine off of all of that plastic is blinding me.

What Happened To Elsa?

Marysol’s mother, Elsa is the obvious horror story.  What happened to this poor woman?  Was she a plastic surgery addict?  She says it was a surgical accident but can one bad surgery cause that?  Too bad her psychic powers couldn’t tell her to find a better surgeon.

Plus 15 to Elsa because if anyone could ever convince me to grow old gracefully, it is her.

Poor Marysol’s in tears.  Not because of her mother’s tragedy but because she’s pining over ex Phillipe.  She’s still in love and wearing the monstrous engagement ring.  Minus 5.  How does she even lift her hand with that thing on her finger?

Then we visit Ana and Robert. Separated attorneys who still work and co-parent together.  On the surface it sounds like a lovely modern family until Robert opens his mouth. 

First off making jokes about his dirty penis in front of the daughters is just gross, even if they are in their early 20s.  Minus 10.

And I thought everything in Miami was suppose to be so high end.  Why do Robert’s clients have to sit on a folding chair?  Talk about some low rent office space.  Ana needs to kick this guy to the curb and move on.

Perhaps with Rodolfo…but I wouldn’t wish that on Ana.  Karent’s fiance, Rodolfo is a latin soap star.  No, seriously.  I’m not kidding.  Plus 9 just for the cliche.

Rodolfo makes jokes about bringing blondes back to his hotel room in front of Karent’s parents. Not only is he not funny, he’s an idiot but something tells me Karent will defend him to the end.  MInus 10.

Lea Black and her old mansion on Star Island are already annoying.  She complains about the redo on the mansion.  She whines when the neighbors aren’t rock stars or ex-presidents.  I can’t be certain she’s had as much plastic surgery as the other girls but the attitude is equally fake.  Minus 8.

But I did have to laugh when she found out the Boob God was moving in next door.  Plus 12.

Lisa and Lenny are quite the pair.  He’s a plastic surgeon and she’s his walking billboard.  Lisa gushes that when Lenny first met her he was thrilled that her face was as good as her ass.  What a charming couple.  Minus 11.

Lisa’s housekeeper, Daysy is working towards her free plastic surgery makeover as well as becoming a pastor.  She says that once she finishes the four year program she’ll be able to expel demons.  Wow!  To think I missed Demon Banishment in my course catalogue.

Joanna Krupa is gorgeous.  I can believe she’s a high end model.  Unfortunately even the mildly smart supermodel has a boyfriend who’s an ass.  Romain runs a night club and wanders home at 6am so hungover he can’t make it to her photo shoot.  But that doesn’t stop him from complaining about her sister, Marta.  Minus 9.

Joanna's Cover Shoot

The only solution here is that Marta moves out but I doubt that will happen.  She’ll take the abuse to live in her sister’s lap of luxury but Joanna’s the one caught in the middle between these bickering children.

Then there’s the oddball couple of Adriana and Frederic.  I wish Frederic would cut his hair.  The long locks only make him look older.   Minus 5

Adriana’s an art dealer and Frederic’s her sugar daddy who wants to move her to an antique yacht.  She’ll go but only if it has walk in closets and her baby grand piano.  She says she trusts Frederic.  I hope she invests in some Dramamine.

All of the ladies head to the Food and Wine Festival and the bad energy is just too much for Elsa…or maybe she over did it on her pills before she came.  You know I wasn’t buying that the dog ate my Xanax story. 

Elsa goes down in a heap with the plastic clad housewives looking on.  You’d think her psychic abilities could have told her to drink more water and sit down.

Elsa told her daughter that she’d be surprised at what destiny had in store for her.  I see a season of screeching Housewives in my future.  How about you?

Episode total = -42!           Season total = -42

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Kanye West Raps to Mitt Romney: Pay Your Taxes!

Poor Mitt Romney.

First, it comes out that Nicki Minaj is actually not voting for him in November. Now, in the track “To the World” (off the compilation album “Cruel Summer”), Kanye West takes a shot at the Republican nominee for President by hitting him where it counts:

In Romney’s tax returns.

“Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax,” West decrees in a line from the single, following that quip with: “Mitt Romney don’t pay no tax.”

Yes, again. We think he has a point he wants to make. Listen for yourself:

This isn’t the only time West has been critical of someone running for office or already in the highest office in the land. He said George W. Bush doesn’t care about black people during the Hurricane Katrina disaster.

We wonder what Kim Kardashian thinks of this whole thing. Oh… right: Whatever her mother tells her to think.

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Chad Johnson Charged With Battery For Evelyn Lozada Head-Butting

Chad Johnson has been formally charged with battery following his alleged attack on Evelyn Lozada last month. He faces up to a year in jail if convicted.

The former Ochocinco was arrested for domestic violence in Florida after a fight over a condom receipt allegedly got violent and he head-butted his wife.

She filed for divorce days later after less than six weeks of marriage.

Chad Johnson (Ochocinco) Mug Shot

Broward County, Fla., officials made the decision to charge Chad today.

Evelyn Lozada claims their marriage had become “irretrievably broken” and has made it clear there will be no reconciling with the former NFL star here.

Chad apparently didn’t get the memo, as he’s refusing to sign divorce papers, insisting he’s still in love with her and telling off his critics on Twitter.

He also got a tattoo of Ev’s face on his leg. Her face.

Johnson was also dropped from the Miami Dolphins – on HBO’s Hard Knocks no less – following his arrest and is now a free agent. Any NFL takers out there? Hello?

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Demi Lovato vs. Britney Spears: Fashion Face-Off!

Starting tonight, Demi Lovato and Britney Spears will judge contestants on The X Factor Season 2.

But before we watch these young superstars hand out compliments and critiques, let’s do a bit of both ourselves, shall we?

The singers walked the red carpet of an X Factor premiere party in Hollywood last night, with Demi donning a short black skirt and Britney feeling a lot more blue. Which pop star pulled off her outfit best? That’s for us to ask – and you to decide!

Compare. Contrast. Vote now.

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