Samsung’s offer to install ‘kill switch’ in its smartphones rejected

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AP (Associated Press)  -Samsung Electronics, the world’s largest mobile phone manufacturer, has proposed installing a built-in anti-theft measure known as a “kill switch” that would render stolen or lost phones inoperable, but the nation’s biggest carriers have rejected the idea, according to San Francisco’s top prosecutor. District Attorney George Gascon said Monday that AT&T Inc., Verizon Wireless, United States Cellular Corp., Sprint Corp. and T-Mobile

Category: technology

Mick Jagger-Produced James Brown Biopic Casts Its Mick Jagger

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hollywoodreporter.com – It looks like Nick Eversman had the moves like Jagger. He’s been cast as Mick Jagger, the Rolling Stones frontman, who along with Brian Grazer, Erica Huggins and Victoria Pearman, is producing Get on Up, Universal and Imagine’s biopic centering on James Brown. Eversman, who has a recurring role on the CW series Tomorrow People, won the role with both an audition and by sending in a side-by-side comparison of himself and

Category: movies

Obama administration fines JPMorgan $13 billion over mortgage debacle

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NEW YORK (CNNMoney) JPMorgan has agreed to a $13 billion settlement over mortgage-backed securities sold ahead of the financial crisis, officials announced Tuesday. The Justice Department called the agreement “the largest settlement with a single entity in American history.” At issue are allegations that JPMorgan and firms it later purchased, Bear Stearns and Washington Mutual, sold risky mortgage securities during the housing bubble while misrepresenting

Category: politics

USA Today Draws Fire, Backs Off ‘Race-Themed’ Headline on Box-Office Story

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The headline, noting the strong performance of “Best Man Holiday,” is changed to “racially diverse” after flood of complaints on Twitter USA Today set off a social media storm Sunday with a headline on its box-office story that many found racially insensitive. “’Holiday’ Nearly Beat ‘Thor’ as Race-Themed Films Soar” was the original headline that the publication put up online and sent out on Twitter.

Category: entertainment

Cory Hardrict will star opposite George Lopez and Octavia Spencer in Car Dogs

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thewrap.com – Cory Hardrict is set to star in the indie movie “Car Dogs” alongside Patrick Adams, George Lopez and Oscar winner Octavia Spencer, TheWrap has learned. Story follows the battle between the powerful owner of a car dealership and his son Mark (Adams), who suddenly gets a chance to run his own dealership and escape from under the thumb of his overbearing father. Will Mark follow

Category: movies

Top economist says Africa will grow faster than India and China

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Ted -The past decade has seen slow and steady economic growth across the continent of Africa. But economist Charles Robertson has a bold thesis: Africa’s about to boom. He talks through a few of the indicators — from rising education levels to expanded global investment (and not just from China) — that lead him to predict rapid growth for a billion people, sooner than you

Category: business

Mary J. Blige is still stunning at 42 years old

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According TooFab.com Mary J. Blige is looking fit and fabulous at 42! The songstress is gracing the cover of the December issue of Shape magazine, showing off her rock-hard abs in a white high-neck bikini. The Grammy-award winner is releasing a new holiday album and is determined to stay trim this holiday season. So, what’s her secret? “My main exercise is cardio,” she tells the

Category: music

How Tyler Perry brought Black romantic comedies back from the dead

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Black romantic comedies are back! In many cases now they are making more money than white romantic comedies. Steve Harvey’s, Think like a man was 2012’s biggest of the genre, period, grossing $98 million in North America alone.  This successful return didn’t happen overnight or by accident, so who should get the full credit? In the 1990’s romantic comedies like The Best man with Taye

Category: movies

Watch the new movie trailer for Idris Elba’s Nelson Mandela Bio pic

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New trailer released for the Idris Elba and Naomie Harris new film on the life of the legendary Nelson Mandela.  Watch the trailer below and read the movie description below. MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM is based on South African President Nelson Mandela’s autobiography of the same name, which chronicles his early life, coming of age, education and 27 years in prison before becoming President

Category: movies

Bob Marley’s grandson wreaks havoc, on the field

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The King of reggae Bob Marley may have left the world in 1981 but his legacy in music and his children continues. Now more recently his grandson Nico is the latest Marley to grab the spotlight but this time it’s not for music. Nico Marley is the superstar linebacker for Tulane University that is ripping college football fields all over; his teammates have nicknamed him

Category: sports

The top 10 richest black men in the world.

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There are more black billionaires in Africa than anywhere else on the planet; in fact the richest man on our inaugural list is Mohammed Al Amoudi from Ethiopia. With an estimated net worth at $10.4 billion US dollars, Mohammed Al Amoudi’s fortune  is approximately $8.2 billion US greater than the next man black man our list, South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe. Forbes magazine and others, estimate

Category: business

The US Republicants slowed job hiring in October.

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The private payroll processor ADP forecast 130,000 new private sector jobs were created in October the lowest in 6 months. Now many are pointing fingers at the Republicans and its depraved henchman Sen. Ted Cruz as the primary cause of the slow job growth. According to the Cnn money… “Private sector employers added just 130,000 jobs in October — their lowest level of job growth

Category: business

Can Sloane Stephens ever be greater than Serena Williams?

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Tennis star Sloane Stephens is currently ranked #12 in the world but the young woman is rising fast. She has a career win this year totaling $1.45 million US coupled with a career prize take of $2,091,000. Many are now wondering if she has what it takes to even match yet alone surpass tennis Goddess Serena Williams. Will she inherit the throne that Williams currently

Category: sports

Hot models Eva Marcille and Selita Ebanks appears on Kevin Hart’s show

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Models Selita Ebanks and Eva Marcille appears on funny man, Kevin Hart’s hit mock reality show on BET television network, Real Husbands of Hollywood. The models appear in this fraudition” casting couch episode, Selita is the judge and Eva’s vying for a role as Kevin’s future girl.  Check out this link to the BET show for the full episode or check your local cable listings.

Category: entertainment

President Obama’s twitter feed hacked!

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Tweets that were supposed to be about immigration reform were hacked and links to 911 videos were inserted instead. A hacktivist group called Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for the hack. According to the Cnn money… In a statement to CNNMoney, the hacktivist group known as the Syrian Electronic Army took responsibility for the hack, claiming to have broken into the president’s ShortSwitch account —

Category: politics

Warren Buffett approves of Obamacare

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Warren Buffett the third richest man on Earth supports Health reform in America and particularly the so called, “Obamacare” act championed by President Obama. The Billionaire acknowledged the rollout of the President Signature accomplishment thus far of his Presidency was not impressive. Buffett who’s long-term thinking has helped him amassed an incredible fortune says that in time the critics will appreciate the significance of the

Category: politics

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