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Americans bamboozled – #ALS Foundation admits 73% of donations pad top execs wallets

By Carla B.

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ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Do You Know What You Are Supporting?

Many giving Americans have been tricked, bamboozled, hoodwinked, led astray, run a muck and a few other expletives in regards to the celebrity studded, very viral… ice bucket campaign.  Interestingly, the ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) challenge has combined both our sense of responsibility to our fellow earthlings, aimed at changing the lives of those afflicted with the disease, not to mention how giving can in fact be fun and fulfilling.


But wait? Ice Bucket Challenge donations are nearing a staggering $100 million. Where is all that money going, you ask?

Well, according to the ALS Foundation, it’s probably NOT where you think.

Here’s a nugget for y’all:

Over 73% of all donations raised are going to fundraising, overhead, executive salaries, and external donations. Less than 27% is actually used for the purpose we donated for. (see chart below)

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According to the ECFA, a charitable watchdog, 27% of donations actually making it to the cause they are donated to is unacceptable. In fact, the ECFA won’t deem a non-profit as a reliable charity unless at least 80% of donations make it to their intended projects.

Healthimpactnews.com pulled up the top executives 2013 tax returns.

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  • Jane H. Gilbert – President and CEO –$339,475.00
  • Daniel M. Reznikov – Chief Financial Officer – $201,260.00
  • Steve Gibson – Chief Public Policy Officer – $182,862.00
  • Kimberly Maginnis -Chief of Care Services Officer – $160,646.00
  • Lance Slaughter -Chief Chapter Relations and Development Officer – $152,692.00
  • Michelle Keegan – Chief Development Officer – $178,744.00
  • John Applegate – Association Finance Officer – $118.726.00
  • David Moses – Director of Planned Giving – $112,509.00
  • Carrie Munk – Chief Communications and Marketing Officer – $142,875.00
  • Patrick Wildman – Director of Public Policy – $112,358.00
  • Kathi Kromer – Director of State Advocacy – $110,661.00

Notably, as seen above total administration costs were under just under $2 million and “other salaries and wages” were $3.6 million, with another half million dollars in “pension plans” and “employee benefits.” Expenses for non-employee labor were about $4 million, and “travel expenses” exceeded $1.3 million.

So total costs for labor to run the association was around $12.5 million, from revenues received totaling $24 million. So we can gather that over 50% of what the ALS Association receives appears to support salaries of people working for the Association.

Here is the breakdown for the rest of the revenue:

Almost $1 million was spent on “Lobbying” (Schedule C Part II 2a). Here is what they wrote concerning their Lobbying efforts:

Explanation: The purpose of our advocacy program is to sensitize legislators to, and obtain their sympathy for, the plight of ALS victims, patients and their families, and to influence legislation regarding the appropriation of federal funds for ALS research and the use and cost to patients of “orphan” drugs.

The largest amount of what is remaining is: “Grants and other assistance to governments and organizations in the United States” (Part IX line 1) – $6.2 million. This amount is itemized on Schedule 1. Almost all of these recipients are medical schools, with strong ties to the pharmaceutical industry.

The ALS Association was started in 1985, and they still have not invested in any new cures for ALS. One of the latest failures was Biogen’s drug dexpramipexole, which halted research in early 2013. The drug was in research for more than 10 years at an estimated cost of between $75 million and $100 million, but was abandoned in last stage development due to poor results. (Source.)

If You Are Pro-life, You Are Supporting Research in Stem-Cells from Aborted Fetuses for ALS

The ALS Foundation’s primary work in “research” is in the development of new pharmaceutical drugs, and that includes stem cell research. Here is one study where they have been listed as a sponsor: A Phase I, Open-label, First-in-human Feasibility and Safety Study of Human Spinal Cord derived Neural Stem Cell Transplantation for the Treatment of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. Quote:

These stem cells have been engineered from the spinal cord of a single fetus electively aborted after eight weeks of gestation. The tissue was obtained with the mother’s consent.

When we make a contribution to a charity, typically we want to know that the particular charity reflects our own values, so this will be important information for many people.

For a review of over 500 published studies on natural approaches to ALS that you are unlikely to see referenced by the ALS charities supporting the pharmaceutical industry, see GreenMedInfo.com’s research page on ALS here.

Charities and fun activities like the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge can often give us a feeling of contributing to something very helpful and worthwhile, but it is always wise to research any charity first. Examining their tax returns is one good way to find out where their money is actually being spent.

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Click here to read the full article by Health Impact Daily News.

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200,000 Downwind Deaths From Nevada Atomic Testing

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(Veterans Today) From 1951 to 1970 the United States Government conducted over 1100 Atomic tests in Nevada whose radiation fallout has resulted in over 200,000 deaths throughout the country ~ instant karma for the over 200,000 deaths from the Atomic bombing of Hiroshima in 1945 and now Fukushima is slowly radiating the West Coast. In less than 70 years, Karmic law has once again asserted that those who ride the forces of evil will eventually be crushed by the very same forces: Allen L Roland, Ph.D

American military forces participating in Nevada Atomic testing



I was only 11 years old when The United States dropped the first Atomic bomb on Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. I remember the moment well for I was sitting across the street at the Thompson Club, Nahant waiting for my twin brother to join me to play baseball. Suddenly I felt an immense sense of collective loss ~ and then a short time later my twin brother came running from across the street telling me that we had dropped an Atomic bomb on Japan. Even at that young age, I somehow sensed we had released an evil powerful genie that could eventually destroy ourselves and the planet.

Power corrupts, absolute atomic power absolutely morally corrupts, particularly when it is in the hands of the Military/Industrial complex with the power to control and destroy the world ~ whereas human life eventually becomes collateral damage as it did with the Atomic testing during the sixties in Nevada.

The extent of the Nevada testing most probably included the development of the Davy Crockett tactical nuclear warheads which have been linked to many false flag events including 9/11. See VT Article http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/08/27/376708/iaea-us-not-iran-the-problem/

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Here’s a chart of the radiation fallout pattern from the Nevada testing ~ please note that it extends well across the country while compensation is only being offered to a few states bordering Nevada.

As Wikipedia reports ~ Downwinders refers to individuals and communities who are exposed to radioactive contamination or nuclear fallout from atmospheric or underground nuclear weapons testing, and nuclear accidents. Currently, this article focuses on incidents in the United States, or caused by its weapons testing.

The impact of nuclear contamination on an individual is generally estimated as the result of the dose of radiation received and the duration of exposure, using the Linear No-Threshold Model (LNT). The hypothesis was adopted for regulatory purposes about 65 years ago and has no scientific evidence to support its validity in the years since then. It is vehemently rejected by the health and epidemiological communities in the face of abundant data refuting its validity. Sex, age, race, culture, occupation, class, location, and simultaneous exposure to additional environmental toxins are also significant, but often overlooked, factors that contribute to the health effects on a particular “downwind” community

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Here’s some color film footage of atomic bomb tests in Nevada – especially the downwinders as well as hundreds of soldiers being exposed to high levels of radiation. 5 minute video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=srbMbqlLsxo

The United States Radiation Exposure Compensation Act (RECA) is a federal statute providing for the monetary compensation of people, including atomic veterans, who contracted cancer and a number of other specified diseases as a direct result of their exposure to atmospheric nuclear testing undertaken by the United States during the Cold War, or their exposure to high levels of radon while doing uranium mining. The 1990 act provided the following remunerations:

  • $50,000 to individuals residing or working “downwind” of the Nevada Test Site
  • $75,000 for workers participating in atmospheric nuclear weapons tests
  • $100,000 for uranium miners, millers, and ore transporters

In all cases there are additional requirements which must be satisfied (proof of exposure, establishment of duration of employment, establishment of certain medical conditions, etc.).

In some cases, however, it was extremely difficult for people to receive their compensation, especially in the case of the widows of uranium miners. Because many uranium miners were Native Americans, they did not have standard marriage licenses required to establish a legal connection to the deceased. In 1999, revisions were published in the Federal Register to assist in making award claims. See Downwinders article ~ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Downwinders

On April 18, 2013, H.R. 1645: The Radiation Exposure Compensation Act Amendments of 2013 was introduced in Congress and promptly referred to committee with virtually zero chance of being enacted. There have currently been no votes related to this bill ~ https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/hr1645

The yellow states on this RECA chart are still virtually uncompensated for their exposure to radiation from over 1100 Atomic tests due to Congressional inaction or lack of public outcry. In 1980, People magazine revealed some consequences of continental nuclear testing for American citizens. The magazine disclosed that of some 220 cast and crew who filmed a 1956 film, The Conqueror, on location near St. George, Utah, (over 120 miles from Atomic test sites) ninety-one had come down with cancer, with an unheard of 41 per cent morbidity rate.Of these, forty-six had died of cancer by 1980. Among the victims were John Wayne and Susan Hayward, the stars of the film.

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Color film footage of atomic bomb tests with active duty military personnel at Camp Desert Rock, Nevada Test Site, Nevada, shows soldiers in foxholes as nuclear detonation occurs nearby; light and shockwaves; blowing dust; soldiers climbing out of foxholes and running towards mushroom cloud. Some of this footage is familiar by virtue of having been seen in the film Atomic Cafe. Many soldiers who were present were exposed to high levels of radiation ~ and soon to be joined by countless civilians downwind ~ who were also assured by their government that there was nothing to fear. See 8 minute video

Click here to be redirected to Veterans.com for the full story.

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Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Officially Married!

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Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt married Saturday in France

 

NEW YORK — Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt were married Saturday in the French hamlet of Correns, a spokesman for the couple says.

Jolie and Pitt wed in a small chapel in a private ceremony attended by family and friends at Provence’s Chateau Miraval. In advance of the nondenominational civil ceremony, Pitt and Jolie obtained a marriage license from a local California judge. The judge also conducted the ceremony in France.

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married! - Image credit: Getty/Mr Paparazzi

The couple’s children took part in the wedding. Jolie walked the aisle with her eldest sons Maddox and Pax. Zahara and Vivienne threw flower petals. Shiloh and Knox served as ring bearers, the spokesman says.

Jolie and Pitt’s wedding caps years of rampant speculation on when the couple would officially tie the knot. Pitt once said that he didn’t want to marry until gay marriage was legal, but in recent years, both said they intended to. They were engaged in early 2012 after some seven years together.

‘‘It’s an exciting prospect, even though for us, we’ve gone further than that,’’ Pitt told The Associated Press in an interview in November 2012. ‘‘But to concretize it in that way, it actually means more to me than I thought it would. It means a lot to our kids.’’

Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt married! - Image credit: Getty

They have six children together, including three they adopted: 13-year-old Maddox, from Cambodia; 10-year-old Pax, from Vietnam; and 9-year-old Zahara, from Ethiopia. The couple’s three biological children are 8-year-old Shiloh, and Knox and Vivienne, 6-year-old twins.

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This is the second marriage for Pitt, who wed Jennifer Aniston in 2000. They divorced in 2005.

Jolie was previously married to British actor Jonny Lee Miller for three years in the late ‘90s and to Billy Bob Thornton for three years before divorcing in 2003.

Both Jolie and Pitt are prepping movies. Jolie’s second directorial effort, the World War II odyssey ‘‘Unbroken,’’ will be released in December. Pitt stars in the upcoming World War II drama ‘‘Fury,’’ due out Oct. 17.

News Source: Associated Press


 

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Joan Rivers Rushed to Hospital in New York City

Published by EOTM News Editor on August 28th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Celebrity News

UPDATED @ 5:10 PM PDT

Joan Rivers has been placed in a medically induced coma by doctors as her family anxiously waits by her bedside. According to HollywoodLife.com a source close to the family noted, “It is very very bad and very touch-and-go right now. Life and death decisions will need to be made. ”

(TIME) — Joan Rivers, the 81-year-old comedian and television personality, was rushed from a doctor’s office to a New York City hospital on Thursday morning after she went into cardiac arrest, according to the Associated Press.

Comedian Joan Rivers (Photo by Mike Flokis/Getty Images)

 “This morning, Joan Rivers was taken to The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, where she is being attended to. Her family wants to thank everybody for their outpouring of love and support,” Sid Dinsay, a spokesman for the hospital, said in a statement. “We will provide an update on her condition as it becomes available.”

Rivers, who rose to national fame with her 1965 appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, was scheduled to perform on Friday in Red Bank, New Jersey. Count Basie Theatre said in a statement on its website that Rivers’ show has been postponed and that they “look forward to hosting the iconic comedienne in the near future.”

The entertainer gave a talk on Wednesday at the Time-Life building, where TIME is based, and had told the audience she had no physical ailments — even calling herself “lucky” — according to a reporter who was at the event. Rivers said she does not restrict what she eats and joked that the processed foods and fake sugar may be what preserves the body.

Read the full story here.

 

Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa. - Image credit: Getty

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Does Josh Gordon’s punishment fit the crime?

By Cain Cawthon

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NFL Setting the Wrong Precedent By Upholding Josh Gordon Suspension

Today the NFL announced its decision to uphold the season-long suspension of the Cleveland Browns‘ star receiver Josh Gordon, a move that will further tarnish the billion dollar business’ image.

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A 1-year suspension?

Seriously? Now I understand that it is outlined in the CBA between the players and teams that after a third failed drug test a player is to be suspended for the entirety of the upcoming season. However, with societal acceptance of marijuana growing everyday, and with the questionable two-game suspension of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice for domestic abuse looming over their heads already, this was the NFL’s chance to right some wrongs.

For starters, marijuana is a drug that in some states has been legalized for recreational use already. In a matter of years it will most likely be legal in more than half the states if not the entire country. So while I understand the NFL sticking to their guns and going by what is laid out in the CBA, I also think a year-long suspension is a bit harsh for something that is quickly becoming completely acceptable. I get it if the NFL still wants to keep their players clean of the drug, but it’s not like we’re talking about performance enhancing drugs here. It was weed.

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To make matters worse, you throw in Rice’s two-game suspension after an altercation with his wife, where he knocked her unconscious and dragged her out of an elevator, and all the sudden the NFL looks a little backwards in their thinking. What’s the saying in society, “the punishment should fit the crime?” Have you ever heard of that, Roger Goodell? Let’s keep Rice out for two weeks because oh, he’s a changed man, but Gordon is going to get a year for something I can go buy legally in several states. Give me a break.

I don’t care if Rice helped 100 old ladies cross the street or saved 25 babies from a house fire since then, it doesn’t take away from the fact that he still sucker punched his, at the time, fiancé, knocked her out cold and then continued to drag her around and act like nothing was wrong.

There was obviously an uproar already a few weeks back when the two-game suspension for Rice was announced and they stood by the decision since then. But this was a chance to maybe salvage some respect and realize that while Gordon’s third failed drug test is unacceptable in their eyes, Rice’s domestic abuse incident is unacceptable by the human race.

The NFL blew an opportunity to take a stand on a huge issue that faces not only the United States, but the world, and instead  shrugged it off and pretended it was no big deal, while they collect their billions of dollars. Well, I hope they enjoy collecting their billions of complaint letters over the next year. An organization that recognizable should be setting an example and making a difference.

They will protect players from getting their bell rung during a game, where the purpose is to hit each other as hard as you can, but when it happens in real life it’s not their problem. What a disappointing moment for the NFL.

Is the NFL setting the wrong precedent by upholding Josh Gordon suspension? Sound off below in the comments.

Source: USA TODAY

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Has Miley Cyrus Run Out of Ways to Shock Us?

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By Jean Chapman

Miley Cyrus performing in Vancouver -- Image: Getty

There are some celebrities that, despite their negative press, you can’t help but continue to root for them. Usually, it’s those who are clearly dealing with their own demons. It’s a fine line between acting out as a cry for help and acting out for the sake of attention, and generally the public seems to have a grasp on the difference. When celebrities like Britney Spears, Amanda Bynes, and even Charlie Sheen seemed to be struggling, more often than not they evoked empathy (rather than irritation) whenever a new headline would pop up about their behavior.

Then there are the celebrities that seem to crave the public’s collective eye-roll at the mention of their name—Justin Bieber, Kanye West, and pretty much the whole Kardashian crew. They don’t say and do odd things because they need help. Most of their actions that raise eyebrows are nothing more than the result of extreme vanity and over-inflated egos.

Case in point—Miley Cyrus.

Given her actions in the last few years, it’s no surprise that the singer has achieved quite the collection of negative headlines. While there’s always that tinge of nostalgia that makes you hope that a child star will actually be able to keep their shit together when they get older, it’s pretty hard to defend someone like Miley who continuously does the opposite.

When she first started on her determined path to break her good-girl image, it was met with a collective reply of Okay, we get what you’re doing. It’s been done. However, it was matched with a hefty amount of Not-uh! This is just me now! from Cyrus. She continued to try and shock us with overly sexualized videos, drug paraphernalia and so many other “mature” things that would take far too long to fully recap.

INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 24: Recording artist Miley Cyrus attends the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 24, 2014 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

The more she reiterated that she didn’t care what anyone thought, the more her actions showed her desire for attention, and her 2013 VMA performance solidified her thinly veiled need. It was full of twerking, large teddy bears, skimpy outfits, and a whole lot of tongue. Most online publications called the performance appalling, inappropriate and offensive, but most of the peanut gallery found it nothing more than awkward. It wasn’t sexy or exciting. It was just really uncomfortable to watch.

Again, the breaking-out-as-a-woman routine had already been done. If her intention was to mirror Britney Spears at the VMAs in 2000, it didn’t work. While Spears’ performance was also met with controversy, there’s no denying that it was sexy. Miley’s on the other hand was also met with criticism from censorship committee, but more so from people just laughing at her. Buzzfeed even did a compilation of how each move from Cyrus at the VMAs was a complete failure.

Some believe that she really is just a stupid kid acting out in obvious ways after years of being told what to do from managers, organizations, and the like. And that’s fine. However, others see her behavior purely as a business move, assuming that Cyrus is of the mind that “all press is good press.” For the latter group, the real question is: Despite doing all of this for publicity, was it really necessary for her to go as far as she did?

It could be argued that after her stint on Disney, this was her best course of action for staying in the spotlight. And it’s a fair point. As with many pop stars, the focus isn’t their vocal talent but being the whole package. Of course you have to be able to do more than carry a tune. However, unless your range is matching that of Adele, you have to be good looking, entertaining, and ignite intangible buzz that’s crucial to a star’s success.

While there’s no denying that Cyrus is talented, you likely won’t see the headline “Miley Cyrus Performance Moves Crowd to Tears” anytime soon. With that in mind, her options are limited. And in Hollywood, the easiest course of action to get your name in the news is through negative means. These days, being happy and healthy doesn’t sell nearly as well as a DUI or a leaked sex tape.

The fact of the matter is she’s not stupid. Yes, she’s rubbed her gentiles with foam fingers, been very vocal about her love of the ganja, and shaved half her head. She has even over-sexualized herself to the point where her actions inspired an adult film. Seriously! Fashioned after Cyrus’ latest moves and her very revealing “Wrecking Ball” is the film Molly’s Wrecking Ballz. According to Adam and Eve, the movie highlight “Molly”‘s twerking skills in addition to sexual run-ins with “Robin Thick” and “Beyonca.” Yeah, we get what they’re going for. Anyway, Cyrus at least doesn’t have a sex tape to her name (yet?) and she has stayed relatively out of trouble criminally speaking. Criticism aside, her record is fairly clean.

Image credit: Getty

However, even her craziest actions are no longer met with surprise. Instead, she’s getting doses of indifference. It’s the same conundrum that Lady Gaga has faced. After years of shocking audiences with dresses of meat, embracing a male alter ego that she called Jo Calderone, and “hatching” out of giant egg on stage, her antics now aren’t rewarded with headlines like they were in the past. In fact, her recent actions of resorting to letting someone throw up on her during an “artistic” performance only got people talking about how she was desperate for attention.

So what is an attention-hungry Cyrus to do when her actions are met with a unanimous “WTF” anymore? Do a 180 and turn into a humanitarian.

Although she wasn’t performing, she attended the recent MTV Video Music Awards because she was nominated for several awards. Her appearance had some wondering what could be expected from Cyrus after last year’s events. And when she was awarded “Video of the Year,” she pulled a Marlon Brando and had a homeless man, Jesse Helt, accept the award on her behalf. He give a quick speech about helping homeless youth while the camera focused on Cyrus wiping away tears on the side of the stage.

Bustle said that responses to the decision were mixed, but many accused her of exposing her date for nothing more than a publicity stunt. Deadline said she “stole the show” without even appearing on stage. They even said that the stunt was more talked about than Nicki Minaj’s “accidental” wardrobe malfunction, which was quickly debunked as completely intentional.

Whether or not the stunt was disingenuous, Cyrus was able to contrive a way of using her platform for something good. Whether we can expect more actions like from her in the future remains to be seen, but I can guarantee she’d gain a lot more fans by doing positive things for a change.

What do you think? Is she genuinely turning a new leaf? Or have the past two years been nothing more than an elaborate lead up to a bait-and-switch?

 

 

 

Guest post by Jean Chapman. She loves following and writing about the latest news in pop culture while sipping tea and watching ‘Fashion Police.’ She lives in New York with her boyfriend, cat (Frank), and dog (Chuck).

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‘Sons of Guns’ star Will Hayden arrested for allegedly raping minor daughter

Published by EOTM News Editor on August 27th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Justice, Celebrity Mug Shots

“Sons of Guns” star Will Hayden has been arrested again, this time for aggravated rape, according to documents sent to FOX411 by the East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office.

Hayden is accused of raping a minor “almost daily” since March 2013 and taking her virginity when she was 11 years old. TMZ reports the girl is Hayden’s daughter.

During an interview with detectives, the alleged victim said she did not report the sexual abuse because she was afraid Hayden would hurt her. The most recent abuse of the now-12-year-old girl occurred during July 2014, according to the documents.

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According to police documents, the alleged victim claims that Hayden told her “don’t tell them nothing because I’m all you got.”

Hayden was booked on Wednesday and his bail is set at $250,000. There was a warrant out for Hayden’s arrest, and The Times-Picayune reports he was apprehended in Livingston as a fugitive from East Baton Rouge.

Discovery Channel’s reality show “Sons of Guns” follows Hayden and his Red Jacket Firearms company, which buys, sells, designs and rebuilds firearms.

The company distanced itself from the reality star on Tuesday, posting a statement on its website.

“Red Jacket Firearms LLC has initiated and received full legal separation as an entity, from William M. Hayden,” the statement read. “With heavy hearts, we will be continuing to operate and ensure the fulfillment of new customer orders, back orders and to provide support to those affected by these new developments.”

Earlier this month, on Aug. 9, Hayden was arrested for molestation of a juvenile and aggravated crimes against nature. He posted his $150,000 bond and was released. At the time, his lawyer told FOX411 the charges were stemmed from a conflict with a fired ex-employee who was seeking revenge.

His lawyer did not respond immediately to a separate request for comment on Wednesday.

Following the initial allegations, his daughter Stephanie Hayden Ford, who appears on the show with her dad, took to her Facebook page to deny reports that the hit series was in trouble.

“Guys the show is NOT cancelled! We so appreciate the outcry of injustice but [it’s] not true, I guess some [people] just need ratings… We are on a hold with filming while my family takes care of a few things. You guys are the best fans ever & we love you so much! Thank u for standing strong with us!”

Source: FOX NEWS

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Karrueche Tran Apologizes For “BET’s 106 & Park” Diss On Blue Ivy’s Hair

By Tammy Stamos

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Karrueche Tran is in big trouble! But it’s not her fault!

The on-air personality appeared on BET’s 106 & Park to do a skit called “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought At The VMAs.”



At the top of the list, let’s just say it did not go over well with Bey’s fans. (see below)

Imitating 2-year-old Blue Ivy, Karrueche said, “I really did wake up like this, because my parents never comb my hair.” Right after that comment, the model giggled and said, “Sorry, Blue! I love you!”

Oh yeah! They went there.

Later, the on and again off again girlfriend of Chris Brown took to Twitter to apologize, saying:”Now y’all know I LOVE me some Beyoncé and Blue Ivy! I didn’t write this script y’all lol.”

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Evidently that didn’t cut it with the peanut gallery, so Tran’s publicist released this statement earlier today:

Yesterday, Karrueche Tran co-hosted 106 & Park and while hosting the show, she made a comment about Blue Ivy’s hair during the segment “Top Six Things Blue Ivy Thought at the VMAs”. In no way did Karrueche mean to offend Blue Ivy or her parents, Beyoncé and Jay Z.

This was Karrueche’s first time hosting on live television. Although she had been rehearsing the script for days, there was a script change ten minutes before showtime to add coverage of the VMAs and the Mike Brown Memorial. Karrueche had not reviewed the revised script until she read it on the teleprompter.

Karrueche is taking full responsibility for the comment but wants it clear that she would not mock a child, “I am a huge Beyonce fan and I love Blue Ivy. I apologize for the comment and wish I had a chance to review the revised script so that I could have avoided participating in that segment.”

Karrueche admires girls and women who wear natural hair, “I love that Blue is able to wear her natural hair. I laugh when I am nervous and when I registered what I had just said, I of course was taken aback.”

Stephen G. Hill, president of music programming and specials for BET Networks also took to Twitter to apologize for the segment and defend Karrueche. He also mentioned that he reached out to Bey and Jay privately to apologize.

“Last night on 106 & Park there was a stupid, unthoughtful joke made about a young child. We apologize publically to the child’s parents (and have done so privately) and we have taken punitive actions with those responsible.It was very bad judgment and we will serve you much better in the future. Oh, and please don’t hate on Karrueche; it was NOT her fault. We also apologize to her for putting her in that position,” Hill wrote.

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I don’t know, it seems to me like BET was throwing jabs at the famous family for dissing them and not showing up at the last BET Awards. Hmmm, but you aint heard it from me.

What is your take? Did Bey fans make a big deal out of nothing?! Let’s talk about it in the comments below.

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After Reports of an early Sunday Morning Earthquake in Northern California, a 7.0 magnitude strikes Peru

Published by EOTM News Editor on August 24th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Weather, World News

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After an early morning earthquake in Napa Valley California, some are wondering if there maybe a connection to a 7.0 earthquake that just struck Peru. The quake struck southern Peru less than an hour ago and hit just 38 miles (61 km) east-northeast of the town of Puquio, according to the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). They earlier reported the massive earthquake as a magnitude 6.9.

There were no immediate reports of damage or injury, said Mario Casareto, spokesman for Peru’s fire agency. He said authorities were still surveying the region, including the Ayacucho area where the quake was centered. We will update this report as the news comes in.

The Napa Valley quake was an magnitude of 6.0 and according to some, felt like ” a freight train,” injuring more than 100 people.

Officials said at least 15 buildings were left uninhabitable, and many more awaited further evaluation. State transportation officials inspected highways and bridges and declared them safe for travel.

Gov. Jerry Brown declared a state of emergency for Napa, Solano, and Sonoma counties. Schools in Napa Valley were ordered closed Monday.

Screen shot - BP Earth Watch on Youtube

An interesting report from BP Earth on Youtube shared this data today of the polar shift happening now on earth. (see videos below)

Screen shot - BP Earth Watch on Youtube

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Also see: Strongest quake in 25 years strikes California’s Bay Area


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