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Wednesday, June 20, 2012

'Today Show' to drop Ann Curry

The New York Times reports that Curry, who replaced Meredith Vieira as co-anchor on NBC's morning show "Today" last year, is on her way out, with a decision coming as early as next week. According to the Times, NBC executives are negotiating with Curry in an effort to find a different position for her, possibly as a foreign correspondent. The Times' Brian Stelter writes that Curry, who is reluctant to give up the position that she assumed a mere year ago, has hired attorney Robert Barnett, who represented Christiane Amanpour during her exit from ABC News' "This Week," to represent her in the negotiations. Bing: 'Today' vs. 'GMA' Barnett has not yet responded to TheWrap's request for comment. "She got her dream job, and she doesn't want to let it go," one source told the Times. The negotiations reportedly began several weeks ago. A spokeswoman for NBC declined to comment. Tell us on Facebook: Should 'Today' drop Ann Curry? One source told the Times that the network is hoping to complete Curry's departure by the Summer Olympics, which kick off in July, so the network -- which is airing the Olympics -- can move forward to the Games with a clean slate. "They feel real pressure to get it done by the Olympics," the individual said. If NBC does decide to replace Curry on "Today," concerns about waning ratings could be at the heart of it. In April, "Good Morning America" beat "Today" in total viewership for a full week, the first time that "GMA" could claim such a victory in 16 years.

Chris Brown - Till I Die - BTS

Travis Porter Special Guest Jim Jones LIVE SOBs NYC iboTV 6/19/12

Nipsey Hussle & Y.G Workin On Joint Mixtape

Waka Flocka Flame Performs "I Don't Really Care"

Problem feat. Skeme - T.O. (Official Music Video)

Torch - Snapbacks & Tattoos Freestyle

Reebok Classics - What It Takes Documentary with Eve

Future performing at Birthday Bash 17

Capone- We Are Young

Travis Porter SOB's Tupac Freestyle

50 Cent Talk OKC vs Heat & Chris Brown vs Drake & Meek Mill

Diddy CÎROC House Party

Mr Peter Parker Presents: Machine Gun Kelly Interview

Tony Yayo Gets In Car Accident & Gets Heated After Man Asks If He Had In...

Lil Wayne At Da Playground Skating!

Crys Deniro (Bang MY Sh*t) Behind The Scenes

Prodigy - Pretty Thug [2012 Official Video]

Black Hippy | Karen Civil feat. Schoolboy Q and Ab-Soul

WALE AMBITION INTERVIEW | OKAYPLAYER TV

Mysonne - The Definition (video)

Sadat X: "Rap is Still Defining Itself"

Twista Speaks on Busta Rhymes Signing to YMCMB

ROSCOE DASH x MONTREALITY /// Interview

Nicki Minaj Adds 2 Chainz To U.S. Tour

2 Chainz wins again. Mr. T*ty 2 Necklace will join Nicki Minaj as she embarks on her first headlining U.S. tour, starting next month. 2012 has already been a great year for the G.O.O.D Music rapper. With his Based on a T.R.U. Story debut dropping August 14, 2 Chainz already has one major tour under his belt, and is nearing the end of his stint on Drake's Club Paradise tour. He also just dropped the music video for "No Lie," featuring Drizzy, and will perform at this year's BET Awards alongside the rest of his G.O.O.D Music family. Minaj is currently touring overseas but will return to the states early next month. Her tour kicks off July 16, in Chicago.

Mississippi Man Files $6 Million Slander Lawsuit Against K-K-K Member

A Mississippi man is seeking financial compensation from Ku Klux Klan member Edgar Ray Killen, for slander and defamation. In the suit, filed in the Hinds County Circuit Court Monday (June 19), James Stern, states that Killen, plus Killen's wife and lawyer, seek to ruin his reputation with statements made about a land transfer, and book and movie rights. Stern served time with Killen at the Mississippi State Penitentiary at Parchman, and would converse since their cells were near one another. During his time behind bars for mail fraud, Stern claims that Killen admitted to taking part in civil rights killings, and signed over his power of attorney right to his lawyer and wife. Stern was hoping to turn his conversations with Killen into a book and movie deal, and alleges that the reformed Klansman “unexpectedly signed over the deed to his 40-acre property,” to Stern's nonprofit organization Racial Reconciliation. One of Killen's lawyer, Rover Ratliff is crying foul, telling the media that Stern has no right to the land. In short, Stern claims his character was defamed by Ratliff, when he accused him of taking advantage of the 87-year-old who is serving 60-year sentence, and suffers from a brain injury. According to Stern all three parties involved “have made public remarks that are totally untrue, with evil malicious harmful intent to do the reputation and character of the plaintiff unrepairable harm.” While he is acting as his own lawyer, Stern told the Associated Press that he will drop the suit, if Ratliff apologizes.

High Times Interviews Smoke DZA + Harry Fraud

Trae The Truth Wounded In Shooting Outside Houston Strip Club

rapper Trae The Truth was one of the wounded in a shooting outside of a strip club in his hometown. At around 3 a.m. this morning shots were fired outside a southwest Houston's Scores Cabaret and when all was said and done, three people were dead and two people were injured, reports the Associated Press. "There were hundreds of people in that parking lot. Somebody must have seen or heard something," said police spokesman Victor Senties. Rap Radar posted a picture of Trae in the hospital that was shared on Twitter (see below) with the message that the rapper received a minor gunshot wound. Two men and a woman were not so lucky, they died on the scene where witnesses say at least 20 shots were fired. Earlier this year, Trae's longtime ABN label entered into a partnership with T.I.'s Grand Hustle.

Rick Ross - Touch'N You (Explicit) ft. Usher

Meek Mill Forced To Cancel European Tour Over Criminal Record

Meek Mill's criminal record has put the breaks on his Dreamchasers European tour. The Philly rappers is not allowed to travel to the UK for the trek, and tweeted that his felony record put a hold on things. The seven-date tour was set to kick-off on July 4, and was scheduled to hit Holland, and Paris. “The uk tour has been cancelled bcuz I can't get in yet because felty [felony] past criminal record but my lawyer will get things fixed soon,” he tweeted. “I wanted 2 come bad as s***! #uk we gone get it right!” Even though the tour is a wrap (for now), Meek is still on the road with Drake. As previously reported, the Philly rapper was believed to have been involved in the melee involving Drake and Chris Brown, that left several people injured. He has since denied allegations that he took part in the altercation, revealing that he and Brown are friends and spoke with one another after the incident.

Rev. Run Explains The Meaning Of “Pause Tapes”

BOOTLEGKEV.COM: Kirko Bangz Interview w/ Bootleg Kev

Kali Kash ft Waka Flocka "Drop it on Me" music video

Adidas Cancels Ankle-cuff Sneaker

RAIN - IF I DO

RICK ROSS AT ATLANTA'S HOT 107.9 BIRTHDAY BASH 2012

Joe Budden’s Pool Party

Slum Village - Reppin'

A-MAFIA "TED DIBIASE" [MUSIC VIDEO]

Starlito - WTF

 

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