Plus, Phaedra Parks says she "will always love" Apollo Nida, Tyler Perry sues stalker for $125K, and a security guard is fired for trying to take a photo with President Obama.
Here’s what we’re talking about over our orange juice this morning:
Thirteen-year-old Little League pitcher Mo’ne Davis will lead her team in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Davis and the Taney Dragons from Philadelphia, will kick-off the annual Thanksgiving celebration in New York City. Quvenzhané Wallis, Miss USA 2014, and the cast of Sesame Street are also expected to participate in this year’s parade. [Black Enterprise]
Kenneth Tate wants to remind you that no celebrity selfie is worth losing your job over. Tate, a private security guard, was fired after trying to take a photo with President Obama during his visit to the Center for Disease Control. Tate was assigned to accompany the president and run the service elevator for him. An investigation after the presidential visit showed that Tate was carrying a gun while accompanying the president, but Tate says he didn’t do anything wrong and was following protocol by carrying the weapon. Tate says he was later reprimanded by the Secret Service for trying to take a photo with the president and for being too close to the motorcade. He was fired a week after the incident. If he had a chance to do it over again, Tate says he wouldn’t have tried to take a picture. “To end up like this, it wasn’t worth it,” he said in an interview. [USA Today]
Tyler Perry is suing a former employee for allegedly stalking him. Joshua Sole, a male model and former employee of Perry’s, allegedly broke into Tyler Perry Studios after failing in his attempts to get in touch with Perry. Once inside, Sole disabled the power, and barricaded himself inside the administrative offices. It took four hours for him to be removed by authorities and arrested. Perry is asking for $100,000 in damages and an additional $25,000 for his legal fees. Perry also wants a 500-foot ban and for Sole to receive a psychological evaluation. [The Grio]
Regardless of what went down between Phaedra Parks and Apollo Nida, Parks says that she “will always love him.” In an interview on Access Hollywood, Parks said that she is still married to Nida even though he will serve eight years behind bars, and that she won’t speak ill of him for the sake of their children. “There’s no benefit in mudslinging because we have two young children,” she said. “Who I want to be able to look back and say that their mother is not only respectful, but handled her affairs with a lot dignity and class, and so I would never diminish my husband at any point, whether we be married, divorced, estranged, or whatever.” Watch her comment on her Real Housewives of Atlanta co-stars and her new book, “Secrets of a Southern Belle,” in the video below:
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