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February 18, 2014

THICKER THAN WATER STAR ARRESTED

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Brooklyn Tankard — one of the stars of Bravo’s “Thicker than Water” — won’t be winning any Mom of the Year awards … she just got popped for allowing her kid to skip school.

Tankard — known as “Queen Brooklyn” on the show — was stopped by cops in Murfreesboro, Tennessee for a traffic offense … and a license check turned up some outstanding warrants … including one for “Failure to Cause Child to Attend School.”

According to court docs … Tankard’s 10-year-old daughter, Diamond, had 16 unexcused absences from school … and had another 35 unexcused tardies.

So they arrested Brooklyn for not forcing her kid to go to school.

She was booked and released.

Read more: http://www.tmz.com#ixzz2tiBtmlJa

NEW HOT COUPLE

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( PICTURE SOURCE FROM TMZ)

THIS JUST IN Michelle Rodgiuez (supermodel) and Cara Delevingne are dating, they are the sexiest lesbian couple right now. They where spotted courtside at a Knicks game making out. The official news came from Michelle she told “The Mirror” that “its going really well, shes cool, when we started hanging out she was awsome and we had the best time together”.— well love this hook-up lets see where things go with this hot couple

KEVIN HARTS HITTING THE NO.1 AGAIN!!

Kevin Hart is the man right now in the movie industry, he passed according to hitfix.com. Kevin Hart passed the $100 million mark in just nine days on Saturday, “The Lego Movie” earned a smashing $48.1 million for the weekend with an estimated $129 million to date. Based on Saturday and Sunday’s matinees the Warner Bros. Animation hit may even be no. 1 next weekend if it can get by Kevin Costner’s new thriller and the disaster flick “Pompeii.”Keeping his hot streak alive in the second slot was the romantic comedy “About Last Night.” Headlined by Kevin Hart, the Screen Gems release earned $27 million through Sunday and it’s already recouped its production budget of $12.5 million in just three days.  It’s also Hart’s second big opening of 2014 after “Ride Along” opened to $41.5 million last month. Even with a current cume of $116 million, “Along’s” distributor, Universal Pictures, will have to wonder how much potential box office it lost with “Last Night” entering the marketplace.  Hart currently has one more release set for this year, “Think Like A Man Too,” a sequel to his breakout 2012 hit. This lil man is bursting the box office.

http://www.hitfix.com/news/box-office-lego-movie-still-no-1-as-kevin-hart-hits-again-with-about-last-night#DVUFrlvz5d4mjcUx.99

Bethenny

There will be no second season for Bethenny, Bethenny Frankel’s softly rated syndicated daytime talk show executive produced by Ellen DeGeneres.The decision was made after producer Telepictures Prods. and its station partner, the Fox O&Os, which were open to renewing the show, tried hard to keep it around but ultimately Bethenny lost its affiliate clearances (which represented about 70% of the country), mostly to the new Meredith Vieira talker.Bethenny launched in nationwide syndication last fall after a summer test in 2012. The show has averaged a 0.9 household rating this season, ranking No.14 among talkers above only Arsenio, The Test and Trisha. Its viewership average has been just over 1.1 million an episode, compared to fellow freshman Queen Latifah’s 1.5 million. Bethenny has been doing better in Women 25-54 with a 0.7 rating average, tying as the #11 talk show. On the Fox O&Os, Bethenny’s 0.6/4 for the November sweep improved the time period by +50% but dropped -20% in share from its lead-in (mostly Wendy Williams). “I had a blast doing this show with Telepictures,” Frankel said. “My entire staff worked so hard and made everyday so much fun. I am thankful for the experience and for all my fans who tuned in every day.”

ELIZABETH “BESSIE” COLEMAN

Elizabeth “Bessie” Coleman (January 26, 1892 – April 30, 1926) was an American civil aviator. She was the first female pilot of African American descent and the first person of African-American descent to hold an international pilot license.

Coleman quickly realized that in order to make a living as a civilian aviator—the age of commercial flight was still a decade or more in the future—she would need to become a “barnstorming” stunt flier, and perform for paying audiences. But to succeed in this highly competitive arena, she would need advanced lessons and a more extensive repertoire. Returning to Chicago, Coleman could find no one willing to teach her, so in February 1922, she sailed again for Europe. She spent the next two months in France completing an advanced course in aviation, then left for the Netherlands to meet with Anthony Fokker, one of the world’s most distinguished aircraft designers. She also traveled to Germany, where she visited the FokkerCorporation and received additional training from one of the company’s chief pilots. She returned to the United States with the confidence and enthusiasm she needed to launch her career in exhibition flying.

“Queen Bess,” as she was known was a highly popular draw for the next five years. Invited to important events and often interviewed by newspapers, she was admired by both blacks and whites. She primarily flew Curtiss JN-4 “Jenny”biplanes and army surplus aircraft left over from the war. She made her first appearance in an American airshow on September 3, 1922, at an event honoring veterans of the all-black 369th Infantry Regiment of World War I. Held at Curtiss Field on Long Island near New York City and sponsored by her friend Abbott and the Chicago Defender newspaper, the show billed Coleman as “the world’s greatest woman flier” and featured aerial displays by eight other American ace pilots, and a jump by black parachutist Hubert Julian. Six weeks later she returned to Chicago to deliver a stunning demonstration of daredevil maneuvers—including figure eights, loops, and near-ground dips—to a large and enthusiastic crowd at the Checkerboard Airdrome (now Chicago Midway Airport).

But the thrill of stunt flying and the admiration of cheering crowds were only part of Coleman’s dream. Coleman never lost sight of her childhood vow to one day “amount to something.” As a professional aviator, Coleman would often be criticized by the press for her opportunistic nature and the flamboyant style she brought to her exhibition flying. However, she also quickly gained a reputation as a skilled and daring pilot who would stop at nothing to complete a difficult stunt. In Los Angeles, she broke a leg and three ribs when her plane stalled and crashed on February 22, 1923.

Through her media contacts, she was offered a role in a feature-length film titled Shadow and Sunshine, to be financed by the African American Seminole Film Producing Company. She gladly accepted, hoping the publicity would help to advance her career and provide her with some of the money she needed to establish her own flying school. But upon learning that the first scene in the movie required her to appear in tattered clothes, with a walking stick and a pack on her back, she refused to proceed. “Clearly … [Bessie’s] walking off the movie set was a statement of principle. Opportunist though she was about her career, she was never an opportunist about race. She had no intention of perpetuating the derogatory image most whites had of most blacks”, wrote Doris Rich.

Coleman would not live long enough to fulfill her dream of establishing a school for young black aviators, but her pioneering achievements served as an inspiration for a generation of African American men and women. “Because of Bessie Coleman,” wrote Lieutenant William J. Powell in Black Wings 1934, dedicated to Coleman, “we have overcome that which was worse than racial barriers. We have overcome the barriers within ourselves and dared to dream”.Powell served in a segregated unit during World War I, and tirelessly promoted the cause of black aviation through his book, his journals, and the Bessie Coleman Aero Club, which he founded in 1929.

HONORS

A public library in Chicago is named in Coleman’s honor, as is a road at O’Hare International Airport and at Frankfurt International Airport.

Bessie Coleman Boulevard in Waxahachie, Texas, (where she lived as a child) is named in her honor.

In 1995, the U.S. Postal Service issued a 32 cent stamp honoring Coleman.

A bronze plaque with Coleman’s likeness was installed on the front doors of Paxon School for Advanced Studies in 2012. The school is located on the site of the Jacksonville airfield where Coleman’s fatal flight took off.

 

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