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Faizon Love Male Nurse? Actor Sued Over 1987 Nursing School Loan — He Wanted to Be a Focker

You can milk just about anything with nipples, but you can’t milk the U.S. government. Eight years before his big break in the 1995 hit “Friday,” 19-year-old Faizon Love wanted to be a male nurse, but he couldn’t afford his student bills. Now, his past is coming back to haunt him in a big way, in the form of a lawsuit.

Uncle Sam, on behalf of the Department of Education, has sued Love over an outstanding student loan debt from 1987. The principal allegedly totals $1,435.13, but adding a quarter century of interest, the United States of America says Love now owes the government all of $4,309.27 plus whatever interest has continued to accrue.

According to official documents, Love filed the federal student loan application in NYC on August 17, 1987, asking for $2,625 to help cover his tuition at the American Business Institute in Queens.

The American Business Institute — in addition to providing home healthcare services — specializes in training people to become home healthcare professionals, such as nurses and home health aides.

It’s unclear if Love ever finished the program, but according to Uncle Sam, he never settled his bills and now it’s time to pay the piper.

Bonus: here’s Faizon’s butt.

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Juggalos Gang Status Federal Mistake? FBI Admits It Never Investigated ICP Fan Base Before Placing It on Gang List

The FBI has just admitted it never formally investigated Insane Clown Posse‘s fan base — known as the Juggalos – before labeling the group a gang in 2011, an admission that raises serious questions about the reliability of its bi-annual “National Gang Threat Assessment” report.

Representing the FBI, U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade wrote in her response to the lawsuit filed earlier this year by ICP, “There was no FBI investigation of the Juggalos for suspected gang activity in preparation for the 2011 [National Gang Intelligence Center] Report, and no FBI investigation otherwise underlying the decision to include the identification of the Juggalos as a gang in the 2011 NGIC Report.”

In the documents, filed in April in Michigan district court, McQuade adds, “The analyst who drafted the Juggalos section of the 2011 NGIC Report did not consider or rely on any FBI-generated investigative information or records. ”

ICP sued the FBI and the Department of Justice in January over the classification of Juggalos as a gang in the 2011 National Gang Threat Assessment, demanding the Federal agencies expunge the classification on grounds it unfairly characterized a large group of innocent people as violent criminals.

In the federal report, the Juggalos were labeled a “a loosely-organized hybrid gang” that is “rapidly expanding into many US communities.”

Juggalos are listed in the report alongside Mexican drug cartels and human traffickers.

ICP was livid over the classification, immediately criticizing the report in a news conference, saying, “We’re not a gang. We’re a family.”

Shortly after suing, the law firm representing ICP submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act to FBI Headquarters for all records regarding the investigation behind the FBI’s classification of Juggalos as a gang.

And this is where the FBI’s embarrassing response comes in.

In addition to McQuade’s admission that there actually was no FBI investigation behind the devastating “gang” classification, which allegedly led to endless unwarranted harassment of innocent Juggalos by law enforcement across the country, the U.S. Attorney lays out the shockingly willy-nilly information gathering that went into the 2011 federal gang report.

Here’s how McQuade describes the troubling functionality of the National Gang Intelligence Center, the FBI-established agency tasked with putting the report together:

“The NGIC receives gang-related information and intelligence from state, local, and other law enforcement partners on an ongoing basis. Based on the information and intelligence it receives in this regard, the NGIC identifies law enforcement trends to include in the bi-annual [National Gang Threat Assessment] reports.”

Ahem. “Trends.”

McQuade continues, “The purpose of the bi-annual reports is simply to report trends in intelligence and information that the NGIC receives from its law enforcement partners. It is not the purpose of the reports to affirm or negate the accumulated information and intelligence [emphasis added].”

In other words, according to McQuade, the National Gang Threat Assessment report, issued bi-annually under the banner of the FBI, is not obligated to provide verification for any of its unqualified, potentially reckless blanket statements — in this case, that a large population of mostly harmless social outcasts is a dangerous, criminal gang.

More troublingly, McQuade says the claims in the report are based exclusively on allegations from a relatively small number of disparate state and local law enforcement entities. According to the report, only 4 states even recognize the Juggalos as a gang (Utah, Arizona, Pennsylvania, Arizona).

McQuade writes, “The file [of Juggalo records] contained information from state and local law enforcement officials who reported that their jurisdictions did not officially recognize Juggalos as a gang, as well as information provided by state and local law enforcement officials whose jurisdictions recognized Juggalos as a gang.”

According to McQuade, only ONE local agency provided a police report about specific criminal activities involving Juggalos.

One.

Let us repeat. The decision to classify Juggalos nationally as a dangerous gang was based entirely on information from a small number of state and local law enforcement officials, by McQuade’s own admission: “The NGIC analyst considered and relied exclusively on [this information] in drafting the Juggalos portion of the 2011 Report.”

If that wasn’t bad enough, the 2011 report also included this flagrantly fear-mongering photo.

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More like the Federal Bureau of Non-Investigation.

Whoop whoop.

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Prison Prankster Files Bogus Donald Sterling Lawsuit — When White People Sweat, They Smell Like Wet Bologna

When white people sweat, they smell like wet bologna. Allen Iverson killed Bill Cosby‘s son. Carmelo Anthony routinely gave white kids wedgies in high school. The movie “White Men Can’t Jump” unfairly portrays white men as subpar athletes. Black NBA players orchestrated the Donald Sterling audio leak in order to steal the Clippers from him.

These are just a handful of allegations in a bogus lawsuit filed last month by legendary troll and Pennsylvania inmate Jonathan Lee Riches, the Guinness Book of World Records’ “most litigious man in history,” famous for filing 2,600+ fake lawsuits involving celebrities like Selena Gomez , George W. Bush, Paris Hilton, Martha Stewart, and more.

In the latest suit, mailed from Riches’ prison facility in Bellafonte, PA, Riches pretends to be Donald Sterling (hilariously misspelled in the lawsuit as “Ronald Sterling”) demanding a restraining order against nearly every big-name black player in the NBA … ever … including Chris Paul, LeBron James, Patrick Ewing, Magic Johnson, Charles Barkley, Carmelo Anthony, Kevin Durant, Chris Bosh, Mookie Blaylock, Spud Webb, Shawn Kemp, Allen Iverson, Dennis Rodman, Michael Jordan, and Lamar Odom. All told, the lawsuit lists nearly 100 defendants.

According to the lawsuit, written from Sterling’s perspective, the NBA and its black players are using him as a “political scapegoat,” using racism allegations as a way to steal the L.A. Clippers from him.
The lawsuit states, “Magic Johnson is conspiring with Commissioner Adam Silver to take the L.A. Clippers from Donald Sterling based on false racial allegations. If Mr. Sterling was a racist, the NAACP would not have him being honored with a lifetime achievement award. Obviously, they recognize this is all lies to allow the Black players to steal this team from him.”

And that’s when the lawsuit gets even crazier. Riches says Silver loves to laugh at Magic Johnson’s racist jokes about white people, including Johnson’s hilarious observation that white people smell like wet bologna when they sweat. (For the record, we can say with 99.999999% certainty, that Magic Johnson has never said anything about white people smelling like bologna.)

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The prison prankster also resurrects the infamous 1991 Charles Barkley incident, when the NBA star spat into the crowd during a game and accidentally hit an 8-year-old girl (who happened to be white). Riches says there’s a double standard of racism whereby a white player would have received much harsher penalties if he spat on an 8-year-old black girl.

The entire lawsuit is blatant race-baiting trollery, designed to stir up as much controversy as possible.

This is where Riches shines, and where, since his initial incarceration for fraud in 2006, he’s routinely fooled overeager and under-vetted media outlets into running fatuous stories about celebrities involved in utterly laughable legal situations, like Justin Bieber stealing Selena Gomez’ dad’s Amex for penis enlargement surgery, and George W. Bush acting as a time traveler who “conspired with Duke of Normandy at Battle of Hastings 1066 A.D. to pervert the English Dictionary and Law.”

In an old lawsuit against Allen Iverson, Riches claimed Iverson hired him to be his personal trainer and then offered Riches money in exchange for sex. Riches said he needed a hair transplant, so he acquiesced to Iverson’s demands and thereby became Iverson’s “white juicy fruit.”

Riches is relentless, too. We got our hands on another lawsuit, filed just last week in Nevada district court, in which several famous prisoners (including alleged Aurora shooter James Holmes, convicted Oklahoma City bombing accomplice Terry Nichols, and convicted 1993 World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Yousef) express their undying support for Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the boxer’s legal battle against a random New Orleans bar. The lawsuit appears to be Riches’ handiwork, judging by the handwriting and the inclusion of the intervenor “Jonathan Rich,” although we can’t say for certain.

The lawsuit describes Holmes, Nichols, and Yousef as Mayweather’s “biggest fans,” and even though we hope that’s true, the lawsuit itself is as bogus as they get.

But why would Riches do this? In a 2013 interview, he told Details magazine that filing absurd lawsuits is his art and he’s not going to stop any time soon: “I’m going to continue to file suits … and make fun of the judicial system … It’s tagging. It’s spray-painting. I’m on these dockets forever.”

“It’s my own twisted entertainment,” he said. “Because I have a right. And no one can stop me.”

And even though judges and legal experts around the country believe Riches’ hobby has become an enormous distraction (not to mention a drain of resources) for the court systems, it seems he’s right.

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DMX Bankruptcy Fiasco: Rapper Ordered to Pay $244,000 Over Botched Comeback Tour

Pay attention, kids. This is what happens when you screw up your bankruptcy: your creditors hunt you down in court with a vengeance and nail you for $244,000 that you pretty much definitely don’t have. Case in point, DMX. Poor, poor DMX.

According to new court documents, DMX was just ordered to pay the quarter-million dollar sum to a booking agency called Heavy Rotation, after the company sued the rapper in 2012 for torpedoing his own highly-anticipated international comeback tour.

According to HR’s lawsuit, DMX sabotaged the tour with his myriad legal problems (most notably, a passport lien stemming from unpaid child support). HR claimed it coughed up nearly $100,000 to help X deal with his issues, all so he could perform on the tour, but DMX continued to cause problems. Worst of all, DMX couldn’t get the lien lifted on his passport, so he was stuck in the U.S.

HR claimed it was subsequently forced to cancel the entire tour it had planned, a decision that cost the company $749,285, so it sued DMX for the full amount.

DMX then did what any broke person would do in that situation, he filed for bankruptcy last July. The HR lawsuit was placed on hold as a result. But not for long.

The judge in DMX’s bankruptcy eventually dismissed the rapper’s filing at the request of U.S. Trustee Tracy Hope Davis, citing legal noncompliance. Davis’ office accused Simmons of “obvious inconsistencies regarding his income and assets, rendering it impossible to ascertain his financial affairs.” Translation: DMX botched his paperwork.

HR didn’t miss a beat, pouncing on DMX as soon as the coast was clear. DMX failed to respond to HR’s renewed legal overtures, so the judge finally issued a default judgment against the rapper earlier this month for $244,325.60. And all of it could have been avoided if he just filed for bankruptcy correctly.

And that’s why you hire good lawyers, kids.

The irony of ironies: DMX is now touring internationally.

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Tyler Shields, Bloody Death Threat After Destroying Birkin

Tyler Shields, bloody death threat – the celebrity photographer has been inundated with death threats across the Internet in the wake of his recent Birkin-destroying photo shoot, during which he fed a $100,000 crocodile skin Hermes Birkin bag to an alligator, but the creepiest thing by far is this bloody letter he just found in his mailbox.

RE-TOX obtained images of the letter via a source connected to Shields. We reached out to Shields who confirmed the images’ veracity but didn’t want to comment further.

We are told Shields discovered the letter at his L.A. home on Saturday, just three days after RE-TOX posted behind-the-scenes video of the alligator shoot. It’s unclear if the blood is real or not.

The letter states, “Tyler Shields, I’m going to kill you and eat you. See you later alligator. You’ll never see me coming. P.S. You’ll make a great handbag!”

We’re told Shields has not contacted the police regarding the threat because “this kind of thing happens to him all the time.” His Facebook account is proof, littered with dozens of similar threats on his life stemming from the recent Birkin shoot. Some examples:

“Do you realize how many animals you could have saved in a shelter for what you did? How many families could be fed? This isn’t art, this is a narcisstic show of your own excesses. If you have a Birken that you can destroy then you are not living in the real world.”

“YOU ARE A DIGRACE OF A HUMAN BEING. YOUR ART IS PATHETIC AND POINTLESS. YOU ARE AN ALLEGATOR MURDERER AND SHOULD BE PUT BEHIND BARS WHERE YOU BELONG. I AM GOING TO MAKE IT MY LIFE’S MISSION TO SEE YOUR DEMISE. I HOPE YOU SLEEP WELL AT NIGHT IT WON’T LAST LONG. YOUR FUCKING DEAD MOTHER FUCKER.”

“I will feed you to an alligator you cock sucking faggot : )”

We’re not saying PETA was connected to this (not like PETA would publicly admit to being connected to a bloody death threat anyway) but just to cover our bases, we reached out to them for comment.

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Mel Gibson’s Ex-Girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva Sued for Fraud By Former Lawyers

Mel Gibson‘s ex-girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva maliciously defrauded her former attorneys out of $13,781, according to new legal documents, and now the attorneys are asking Grigorieva’s bankruptcy judge to make sure she remains stuck with the debt.

Keith A. Fink & Associates filed the documents in Grigorieva’s ongoing bankruptcy case, asking the judge to exempt the debt from discharge on grounds Grigorieva racked up the bill by lying to them.

KAF&A claims Grigorieva, who mothered Gibson’s baby daughter Lucia, struck a retainer agreement with the firm in 2012. Under the agreement, Fink & Co. says Grigorieva promised to pay the lawyers $450-$650/hour for their work.

KAF&A claims it did its job and dutifully sent Grigorieva invoices for months after their deal. Grigorieva repeatedly promised to pay them, LAF&A alleges, but ultimately never coughed up a dime.

KAF&A is now convinced Grigorieva never had any intention to pay her legal bills, despite promising over and over to do so. KAF&A claims Grigorieva’s empty promises were made “with malice, fraud and/or oppression, and reckless disregard of KAF&A’s rights.”

As a result, the firm believes its entitled to keep its claim against Grigorieva, despite her bankruptcy, until she’s finally able to pay it. KAF&A wants a judge to declare the debt “non-dischargeable.” Alternatively, the judge in Grigorieva’s bankruptcy case could decide to wipe the debt clean, in which case KAF&A would be out of luck.

Grigorieva filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy in California in February.

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Prisoner Sues Jay Z, Beyonce, Kanye West, Rihanna, Chris Brown for $2.4 Billion: They Used Satellites to Steal My Songs!

Well, this is fantastic. A California prisoner has just filed a $2.4 billion lawsuit against Beyonce, Jay Z, Kanye West, Rihanna, and Chris Brown, claiming the music icons colluded with law enforcement to steal lyrics he’s been writing from behind bars.

Richard Dupree — who’s currently locked up in California State Prison, Corcoran — filed the suit in district court last week.

Dupree claims Jay Z and Beyonce have been working with law enforcement for the last 3-4 years (including CIA, FBI, and Homeland Security) to spy on him via satellites in order to steal his lyrics. Really. He alleges Chris Brown, Rihanna, and Kanye West conspired with them to commit the crimes.

According to his lawsuit, Dupree believes Jay and the rest extracted roughly 3,000 songs from him via satellites and in the process “robbed [him] for hundreds of millions, even billions, in the satellite organization.” Whatever that means.

Dupree wants justice in the form of $2.4 billion dollars.

Oh yes. He also demands immediate freedom from prison.

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Bruce Springsteen Fans Sue Live Nation Over Expensive Tickets

A Bruce Springsteen fan has just filed a $5 million class action lawsuit against concert promoting giant Live Nation, claiming concertgoers at the Boss’s 2012 Wrecking Ball tour were unfairly ripped off at the box office.

Marilyn Frost claims she and other fans were forced to pay exorbitant prices for Wrecking Ball concert tickets at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey because of Live Nation’s illegal side deals with ticket brokers.

According to Frost’s lawsuit, Live Nation withheld 5% of MetLife’s tickets in order to sell them to ticket brokers,who in turn charge higher prices for the same seats. Frost claims Live Nation’s deals with ticket brokers are a violation of the NJ Fraud Act.

She wants $5 million in damages on behalf of herself and all the other fans who couldn’t afford tickets, or who paid too much.

If the lawsuit sounds familiar, that’s because a Justin Bieber fan filed a nearly identical lawsuit against AEG last month for the same reason.

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Drake Blasts Jewelry Designer: For $40,000 a Month, I Own You

The legal war rages on between Drake and the jeweler who designed the rapper’s famous $50,000 owl pendant. Drake now claims he paid the jeweler so much money — around $40,000 per month — that he owns ALL the jeweler’s designs by default.

New York-based jeweler Michael Raphael of Baden Baden, Inc. sued Drake last year, claiming he created the diamond-studded platinum owl pendant for the rapper,  based on a logo Michael’s been using for years, and Drake made knock-off replicas without the designer’s permission.

Drake responded, claiming the owl logo is a well-known Egyptian owl hieroglyph, so the designer can’t copyright it.

Michael disagreed, and Drake has now responded again, claiming copyright be damned. Drake says he paid Michael so much money during the course of his employment in 2012 (roughly $40,000 per month) that Drake owns the rights to ALL Michael’s work during that period, owl included.

Drake wants a judge to void Michael’s copyright and throw out the designer’s lawsuit.

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Michael Keaton Blames Producers for ‘Merry Gentlemen’ Bomb: I’m an Artist, You Are Fartists

Michael Keaton is refusing to take the blame after his 2008 movie “Merry Gentlemen,” which be both starred in and directed, bombed, claiming the film’s producers are actually the ones who ruined his masterpiece.

Keaton was originally sued by the production company behind the film. Merry Gentleman, LLC, claims Keaton squandered the company’s $4 million budget, offering up a subpar directing performance, insisting on using his inferior final cut of the film, and ultimately failing to promote the film in any meaningful way.

The film went on to gross $322,581 at the box office.

But Keaton is pointing the finger back at producers. Keaton has filed his own lawsuit against Merry Gentlemen, LLC, alleging MG screened a version of the film at Sundance that he hadn’t approved. He also claims MG provided him with lousy editors.

Keaton claims MG not only violated their agreement by failing to give him last word on the final cut, but used the film as a vessel to further their own personal interests. In one instance, Keaton claims a producer insisted on including his twins in a scene for no artistic reason whatsoever, then demanded that scene be included in the Sundance version of the film.

Keaton is adamant that his cut of the movie was artistically and commercially superior than the producer’s. He’s suing for breach of contract and more, demanding unspecified damages.