Archive for June 22, 2012
(iARD Scoop) Author and daughter of former US president George W. Bush, Jenna Bush Hager, come clean with a surprising family secret in an episode of the online competition series “Plugged In”.
Jenna’s mother, former First Lady Laura Bush: she’s a undercover Rastafarian. While many kids might have been rocked to bed with traditional nursery rhymes like Marry Had A Little Lamb, Jenna reveals she was lulled to the sounds of Bob Marley. She recalled her mother had a huge record collection, including Willie (Nelson), Johnny Cash and all of that great ole country music but Marley is really one of her More >
- 1937 – Chris Blackwell (Christopher Percy Gordon Blackwell), producer and founder of Island Records, is born in London, England. (some say b. June 20).
- 1934 – Guitarist Lynn Tait (born Nerlynn Taitt, June 22, 1934 – January 20, 2010) is born in San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago.
- —-: Miyazaki Kenji [Ska Flames; bass/guitar] is born.
- 2010 – Following a month-long manhunt, accused Jamaican drug kingpin Christopher ‘Dudus’ Coke was captured by police on Mandela Highway in St Catherine. Coke, who is being driven by Reverend Al Miller is reportedly on his way to the US Embassy in Kingston to hand More >
Banton’s attorney, David O. Markus, argued that a government informant had improperly entrapped the Grammy-winning singer.
A three-judge panel of the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals in Atlanta ruled Thursday that the evidence supported Banton’s 2011 conviction in Tampa federal court.
The panel also agreed with the jury’s conviction of Banton on a gun possession charge, which the trial judge had dismissed after the verdict was read. The judges rejected Banton’s argument that his right to a speedy trial had been More >
He may not earn much from his day job, but Usain Bolt ranks just outside Forbes magazine’s top-10 most endorsed athletes in the world, solidifying his status as one of the most marketable personalities across the globe.
Bolt made US$20 million from endorsements over the past 12 months, according to Forbes in its latest list of the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes. His earnings from endorsements was the 11th most by anybody on the list, more than the likes of three-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi (US$19 million), NBA superstar Dwayne Wade (US$12 million) and Formula One legend Michael Schumacher More >