Rising rapper Bobby Shmurda is facing up to 15 years behind bars following his arrest on gun possession charges. The 20-year-old star, who has shot to fame with his so-called 'Shmoney Dance' from his Hot N**ga video, was busted by police on 3 June (14) after allegedly showing off a 9mm Glock pistol in an apartment in Brooklyn, New York.
He was charged with felony criminal possession of a weapon, which could land him a lengthy prison sentence.
Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, is currently free on $10,000 (£5,882) bail, reports the New York Post.
News of the charge emerges a day after a New Jersey nightclub appearance by Shmurda ended in chaos when an estimated 200 fans ran for cover as gun shots rang out outside Club Eden.
The rapper, fresh from a surprise appearance onstage with Drake at his Tuesday night (26Aug14) show in New Jersey, had already left the premises when a driver leaving the venue early on Thursday (28Aug14) fired off two shots in the Roselle car park. No one was hit by the bullets, but cops raced to the scene to control the panicked crowd and help clear the area.
A judge has issued an arrest warrant for Jovan Clayton after the rapper failed to turn himself in to begin a four-month jail sentence. The Rej3ctz star pleaded no contest to receiving stolen property stemming from an arrest in April (14) amid accusations he had taken more than $2,000 (£1,177) worth of alcohol and personal items from revellers at a Los Angeles nightclub.
Clayton was handed a 120-day prison sentence and three years probation, and he was ordered to surrender himself to authorities on Friday (15Aug14) to begin his stint behind bars.
The hip-hop star-turned-actor did not show up by the deadline, so a judge in California has now issued a bench warrant for his arrest, according to TMZ.com.
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Upon hearing of Robin Williams' death, I witnessed many a friend attempt to choose his or her favorite of the actors' many terrific films... most of these attempts dissolved into chaotic indecision. So let's make it easier — while Williams' dramatic genius is well documented in pictures like Good Will Hunting and Dead Poets Society, his penchant for the dark and twisted well chronicled in Insomnia and One Hour Photo, we'll always have a very special place in our hearts for his comedy. As such, we limit our expedition to this realm: which is Robin Williams' funniest role?
There are a few candidates that leap out as frontrunners — Mrs. Doubtfire, for one. It's hard to top a film in which a grown man, disguised as a husky Scottish nanny, tosses a piece of fruit at Pierce Brosnan. But we'd be remiss to discount some of Williams' other laugh riots: He's delightful in the courageous and sharp Good Morning, Vietnam. He's outrageously kooky in the oddball dark comedy The Fisher King. And without even showing his face, he's a tour de force in Disney's Aladdin. Peruse the complete list of Williams laughers below, and then chime in with your feelings.
MRS. DOUBTFIREWilliams plays a newly separated father of three who dresses up like a kindly housekeeper in order to spend time with his estranged kids.Funniest moment: An unexpected run-in with the legal representative charged with determining his aptitude as a parent (and human being) forces Williams to dash from room to room, donning and shedding his Mrs. Doubtfire disguise, juggling accents and sticking his face in pies.
GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM Williams plays a 'Nam-based disc jockey keeps his Army base lively with his irreverent radio show.Funniest moment: Any one of Williams' rapid fire on-air bits (much to the chagrin of the stuffed shirts in charge).
THE FISHER KINGWilliams plays a delusional derelict who entertains Medieval fantasies years after the death of his wife.Funniest moment: Williams' forceful escort of new friend Jack (Jeff Bridges) across the street, completely unfazed by oncoming traffic.
POPEYEWilliams plays a live action version of the animated sailor on a perplexing and listless quest through the neighborhood of Sweethaven.Funniest moment: Williams' genius is in his sardonic murmurs; after every ridiculous affirmation by one of the lively Sweethaven residents, Williams will mutter something nearly unintelligible and certainly hilarious under his breath.
THE BIRDCAGE Williams plays a gay nightclub owner who is married to his star performer (Nathan Lane) and father to a notably ungrateful young buck (Dan Futterman) who brings his girlfriend and her conservative parents over for dinner... prompting Lane to dress up as a woman. We're noticing a trend.Funniest moment: In truth, Williams is the straight man in this picture, letting Lane take most of the broad, wild comedy. But he does have plenty of good deadpan one-liners to enjoy.
PATCH ADAMSWilliams plays a doctor who holds dear to the maxim that laugher is the best medicine when he makes it his mission to lift the spirits of his ailing patients.Funniset moment: That old lady squeezing noodles can't be beat.
ALADDINWilliams plays an all powerful Genie, tasked with the wishes (and friendship) of dopey street rat Aladdin when the latter discovers his magical lamp.Funniest moments: It's gotta be his entrance. Williams puts on a veritable stand-up routine when he meets "Al" for the first time in the dank caves below the desert.
Which is your favorite? Cast your vote!
Punky Brewster star Soleil Moon Frye took actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar to his first nightclub when he was just 12 years old. The former Saved By The Bell actor says "she was way ahead of her time", despite the fact she is two years younger than him.
Actor Anwan Glover is recovering in a Washington, D.C. hospital after he was beaten and stabbed in a club attack early on Sunday (03Aug14). The Wire star, who portrayed gang member Slim Charles, was partying at hotspot Cafe Asia this weekend, when he was struck in the face by an unknown assailant.
According to a police report, when Glover turned to face his attacker, he was hit in the back of his head by another person, knocking him to the ground, where he was kicked and stabbed while down.
The 41-year-old actor claims he heard someone shout, "He has a knife," before feeling a sharp pain in his side.
He was admitted to George Washington University Hospital, where he was treated for a laceration on the right side of his torso. However, his condition is currently unknown.
Glover, who also appeared in Oscar-winning movie 12 Years A Slave, is no stranger to violence - as a youth, he was shot 13 times in the rough Washington, D.C. neighbourhood of Columbia Heights, where he grew up. He has since used his voice to promote local anti-violence campaigns.
Van Halen star David Lee Roth is mourning the loss of his uncle, New York nightclub boss Manny Roth, following his death this week (beg28Jul14) Roth owned Greenwich Village club Cafe Wha? which became a haven for 1960s folk stars like Bob Dylan and Mary Travers and comedians Bill Cosby and Richard Pryor.
It was also the place where Animals bass player Chas Chandler first saw Jimi Hendrix and persuaded the unknown guitarist to let him manage his career.
Announcing the sad news on his website, Roth writes, "Uncle Manny has passed away. He was 95 years old. He was happy, laughing and smiling right up ’til the end. His presence already missed. His contributions with us forever."
A court in Italy has overturned Silvio Berlusconi's conviction for paying a teenage girl for sex in 2010. The former Italian Prime Minister won his appeal against the conviction on Friday (18Jul14). The charge related to allegations he slept with 17-year-old nightclub dancer Karima El-Mahroug, also known as 'Ruby the Heartstealer', and then used his political influence to cover it up.
Berlusconi, 77, had been handed seven years in prison relating to the underage sex charge and was given a lifetime ban on holding political office.
The media mogul is currently serving a community service sentence relating to a separate conviction on tax fraud charges.
Veteran British entertainer Cilla Black blames the music venue she worked in as a teenager for wrecking her hearing. Black worked as a coat check girl at the infamous Cavern Club in Liverpool, England in the 1960s, where The Beatles made their name. The singer/TV presenter has now revealed she uses a hearing aid because she struggles to make out a conversation, and she believes the sound levels at the nightclub are to blame. She tells Britain's Mail on Sunday newspaper, "I blame the Cavern. All those years in a place with no proper acoustics, I think it may have done some damage. It's no fun getting older. I might be wearing beautiful diamond earrings but they can't take away the pain of losing my hearing. "I think it's been a gradual thing... I didn't actually realise how bad it had got until I was with a friend in Barbados and I said to her, 'Why are you whispering?' She said to me, 'Cilla, I am not whispering, it is you who has a hearing problem'." She adds, "It's rock 'n' roll that has done my hearing in. I went to the Cool Britannia party at 10 Downing Street (in June, 2014) and a well-known rocker came up to me and said something and I said, 'I can't hear you.' He replied, 'I can't hear either.' He pointed out his hearing aid and told me to get one."
Rapper Jovan Clayton has been sentenced to four months in jail after pleading no contest to receiving stolen property. The Rej3ctz star, who uses the stage name Pee Wee, was arrested in April (14) following accusations that he had taken more than $2,000 (£1,177) worth of alcohol and personal items from revellers at Los Angeles nightclub 1OAK.
Clayton was charged with three counts of receiving stolen goods, but prosecutors agreed to drop two of the charges in exchange for the rapper pleading no contest to one count, editors at TMZ.com report.
Court documents seen by staff at the website say Clayton was handed a 120-day prison sentence, which will be followed by three years probation, and the hip-hop star has until 18 August (14) to surrender to police.
The boyfriend of Glee star Becca Tobin was found dead in his hotel room on Thursday (10Jul14).
The actress, who plays cheerleader Kitty in the comedy series, was accompanying nightclub owner Matt Bendik on a business trip to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania when the tragedy happened.
The couple was spotted with friends on Wednesday (09Jul14) night and returned to their hotel together. Bendik's body was found by a maid on Thursday afternoon. He was 35 years old.
It is unknown where Tobin was at the time. The circumstances surrounding his death had not been revealed as WENN went to press.
Staff at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner confirmed to editors at TMZ.com that Bendik's body was found but would not reveal further details.
Documentary about nightclubs beginning with Prohibition in the 1920s, when nightclubs became an American phenomenon. Refined in the 1930s and '40s, the American nightclub became the premiere form of live entertainment in America. Movies, radio and television drew talent from nightclubs and emulated their settings. Most of the top nightclubs were secretly owned by mobsters. Others were run by visionary impresarios, like Lou Walters, father of journalist Barbara Walters.