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White Actor Cast As Michael Jackson In Upcoming Film

British actor, Joseph Fiennes has been cast as Michael Jackson in a forthcoming TV movie involving the King of Pop. Jackson was in New York during 9/11 and he wanted to get back to California but flights were suspended. Supposedly, he convinced Elizabeth Taylor and Marlon Brando to take a road trip with him from New York to California. While sources closes to the late Elizabeth Taylor deny the trip ever happened–because she chose to stay in NY and pray with victims of the tragedy, a former employee of Jackson says the trio drove separate cars and got as far as Ohio with Brando continuously stopping for fast food along the way. Regardless of the validity of the story, filmmakers are moving forward with their creative retelling of the scenario. Stockard Channing will play Taylor and Brian Cox will star as Brando. Fiennes has referred to the role as “challenging” but also shared his excitement to be apart of such a bizarre story. “It’s a fun, light-hearted tongue in cheek road trip of what celebrity of that kind is like. But also it’s rather beautiful and poignant about their relationships as well.” The Guardian

Jury Selected For The Trial Of Slain Chicago Teen

A social media argument over a boy has destroyed two families. Endia Martin,14, was shot and killed by another teen girl in 2014 after the pair fought over a boy. The assailant’s name is being withheld because she is currently 16-years-old and awaiting trial in Juvenile Court. The jury for the suspect’s uncle Donnell Flora’s, trial has recently been selected. Flora, 27, is charged with first-degree murder and attempted murder for providing his niece with the handgun that took Endia’s life. The aunt of the assailant, Vandetta Redwood was also present during the altercation. Initially she was charged with obstruction of justice and mob action but once the judge in the trial reviewed cell phone footage of the shooting, he threw out the charges. In her opening statements, Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Athena Farmak called Flora’s involvement in the teen’s disagreement “irresponsible”. She also said, “His actions went way beyond not being a role model. His actions went way beyond not doing the right thing in the face of controversy.” Chicago Sun Times

Another Clinton Is Eying The White House

Bill and Hillary Clinton’s daughter, Chelsea has been actively participating in her mother’s presidential campaign. According to attendees at a recent fundraising dinner Chelsea is literally a natural-born politician. “You’re seeing the beginning of Chelsea Clinton preparing to run,” said one of Hillary’s donors. The 35-year-old mother who’s currently pregnant with her second child has publicly said she would “absolutely” consider a political career. The former NBC news correspondent is currently a board member for her parents’ charities the Clinton Foundation and Clinton Global Initiative. She recently hosted a“LGBT reception” with tennis legend Billie Jean King. During the event Chelsea promised donors that if her mother is elected president, she would spearhead legislation that would benefit the LGBT community. NY Daily News

Gun Owner In Jail For Shooting Suspected Burglar

Pontiac, Michigan is frequently listed as one of the most dangerous cities in the nation. Many residents aren’t phased when they hear gun shots or have stray bullets pass through their windows. Police recently received a call regarding an attempted home invasion in the area. Upon arrival, the suspected burglar was found fatally shot on the lawn. While it’s a home owners right to use deadly force inside their home, incidents that happen outside of the home are a gray area. The shooter, age 23 is now sitting in jail and may face murder charges because technically, the burglar, who was also 23, did not make it inside the home. The assailant had a prior arrest record and several outstanding warrants. FOX 2 Detroit


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