10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 6/22/12

10 Things We're Talking About This Week: 6/22/12
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 21, 2012

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Cops closed the nightclub where singer Chris Brown and Drake tossed bottles at each other. They say it was for code violations, but wouldn’t say which codes the club violated. Probably the one that prohibits knuckleheads from entering nightclubs. Oh, that doesn’t exist? It should.

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R. Kelly must use Lauryn Hill’s tax guy. The singer reportedly owes $4.85 million in unpaid taxes dating back from 2005 to 2010.

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Wake up the Dog Pound: Arsenio Hall is coming back to late night. His first guest has gotta be Hammer, right? Woot woot!

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“You get about a thousand other kids who come to these funerals. They see how it’s celebrated and they think this is how I’ll be celebrated when [they] get shot.” Spencer Leak, a funeral home director in Chicago, where dozens have been shot and killed in recent weeks.

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If you ever need further incentive to own what you produce, look no further than Floyd Mayweather. The boxer is the world’s top paid athlete, raking in $85 million in 2011 — for only two fights. But his company promotes his fights, so he takes in far more profit than most boxers.

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Why were folks so up in arms about Adidas’s shackle sneaker? Saggy pants-wearing brothers dress like prisoners all the time. Why not dress like slaves too?

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I was surprised by the flurry of jokes that followed Rodney King’s death. He seemed a deeply troubled man, and I hope he finds peace in the next incarnation.

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“My sexual orientation is mine, and the person I’m dating to know. I’m not one for a public display of my life.” Raven-Symoné, who has recently made appearances at LGBT events.

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Jada Pinkett-Smith and sex-trafficking don’t seem to mix. But her reason for getting involved in the crusade is a good one: She was inspired by her daughter, Willow.

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Halle Berry has to pay ex-arm candy Gabriel Autry $20,000 a month in child support. Uh oh. Does that mean Gothika 2 is on the horizon?


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