Kansas City, Missouri resident Melissa Coon (pictured above) was horrified to learn that her 13-year-old son was set on fire by two sixteen-year-old boys. The assailants plainly told the boy “you deserved it” after pouring gasoline on him and lighting him on fire.
The boy was rushed to the emergency room as a result and is suffering from first degree burns on his face and head.
The East High School student was walking home after class when he reached his porch. It was then that the two teens grabbed him, pinned his arms behind his back and then proceeded to douse him with gasoline. Afterward, they set him on fire.
Doctors who are treating the boy say that they are concerned about possible damage to his lungs and eyes. Melissa said, “We were told it’s a hate crime. They rushed him on the porch as he tried to get the door open. They poured the gasoline, then flicked the Bic, and said, ‘This is what you deserve. You get what you deserve, white boy.’”
The boy put the fire out with his shirt and called 911. He was taken to the hospital where he was treated for his injuries. Melissa believes that the two older teenagers attend the same high school as her son. That’s something that she isn’t planning on worrying about, considering that they are now planning on moving.
The sad part, she revealed, was when her 5-year-old came in and asked, “Mom, am I going to get set on fire today?”
The victim is white and his supposed attackers are black. The suspects are described as 16-years old.
One was wearing a blue beanie, blue jacket and blue-green Nike Air Jordans with #23. The second suspect was wearing a black hoodie and black sunglasses with silver on the side. If you have any information, call the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.
Now that is a tragedy.
Snap! Clay Aiken slammed Adam Lambert saying that he wasn’t his “cup of tea at all” and that his Johnny Cash performance made his ears bleed, but that’s okay with Lambert. Even though Aiken later apologized,.
He said, “I don’t know Clay. I’m glad he’s getting headlines now though, because he wasn’t before. If he wants to ride my coattails about it, good for him.”
Lambert made sure he cleared up the details surrounding the famous TextGate, where people thought that AT&T or some other party were giving votes to Kris Allen.
He added, “There are plenty of standards and practices set up where they make sure that there’s no, foul play. And I don’t think it’s a conspiracy. I think people are making a big deal out of nothing. A couple of employees handed out a couple of phones and showed people how to use them. I don’t think that’s a conspiracy of any kind.”
And there you have it!
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Master P’s brother C-Murder, real name Corey Miller, was sentenced tofor second degree attempted murder charges in 2001.
Miller pleaded no contest to the charges on Wednesday, May 21, 2009. Miller’s trial began today where he was accused of trying to shoot the owner of Club Raggs in Baton Rouge, LA., along with a bouncer at Plank Road Nightclub in 2001.
Check out the video of the shooting incident below:
Adam Lambert and “American Idol” winner Kris Allen performed on “The Today Show” earlier today.
First, the guys talked about the show and how things have changed for them. Kris was also asked about “TextGate” whereas AT&T were said to have rigged the results in favor of his win on the show. Kris joked that he didn’t call AT&T and tell them that he needed more votes.
Adam said that he rolled his eyes when he heard the news and said that people are just looking for something to be dramatic about. He adds that there is no conspiracy, so relax.
And Adam says that he will not be working with Queen!
The guys also performed for the show, with Kris singing “Heartless” and Adam singing, “Mad World”:
Kris also sang the “American Idol” coronation song, written by Kara DioGuardi, “No Boundaries”:
I love how well they got along throughout the show and the results. It bodes well for both of their careers.
What do you think?
Update:to see Kris Allen perform “Heartless” on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”.
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Jay Bennett, a multi-instrumentalist and former member of the band Wilco, has passed away Sunday morning.
It was reported on:
We are profoundly saddened to report that our friend died in his sleep last night. Jay was a beautiful human being who will be missed.
There has been no cause of death associated with the incident, but Bennett’s friend and collaborator, Edward Burch, says, “Early this morning, Jay died in his sleep and an autopsy is being performed.”
R.I.P. Jay Bennett
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The guy who allegedly murdered rapper Dolla, Monday afternoon, has just pleaded not guilty to the crime. According to NME, Dolla’s murder suspect, Aubrey Berry has entered his not guilty plea in court on Friday.
He pleaded not guilty to murder and assault charges. He was arrested at LAX when he was confronted at the airport with a weapon on his person.
Berry remains in jail on $5 million bail and claims that he shot Dolla in fear for his own life, after an altercation in an Atlanta nightclub, a few weeks back.
Dolla was in L.A. starting to work on his debut album, which was set to be released by Jive Records this summer.
I guess Bikini Girl Katrina Darrell really wants to keep her fifteen minutes going, but seriously, someone should tell her that her time is up.
When she performed “Vision Of Love” by Mariah Carey on the season finale of “American Idol”, Kara DioGuardi came out and showed her up.
Not so, says Darrell, in a new interview.
When asked who has the better body in a bikini, Katrina said, “I’m not 50-years-old and I do spray tan.”
She was then asked what she was thinking throughout Kara’s performance, what was going through her mind? She answered, “Well, at first I’m singing, and I hear this voice and I had no idea where it was coming from. And I’m thinking is that Mariah? Nooooo. It’s not Mariah. Then I realized who it was. And then I didn’t know if I was supposed to keep singing, so I started to sing again, but then they had shut my mic off, and I’m like ‘Oh, well I guess she’s singing.’”
She goes on to say that she didn’t think that American Idol tried to embarrass her, but they tested her. When asked whether or not she thought if Kara should come back next year, she responded that she wasn’t sure why they added a fourth judge in the first place. She added that Kara’s ratings aren’t too good, so we’ll see.
Who do you want to see more of? Kara DioGuardi or Katrina Darrell?
To view the full interview, go here.
You can really tell that even though Adam Lambert didn’t walk away the winner of “American Idol” on Wednesday night, that he really likes Kris Allen.
They are so cute! He’s genuinely happy for Kris. What a good sport. And you know Adam is going to have a stellar career ahead of him.
Apparently iTunes had Adam Lambert in mind when writing about the American Idol crown. Well, they got his picture right, and his name…hmmm…maybe not so much.
The text reads:
Somewhere between Kris Allen’s knockout performance of Michael Jackson’s “Man In The Mirror” and his rendition of Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You), it was pretty obvious we work looking at the work of an American Idol. The way he carried himself through these tunes did the songs justice and showed that Allen has serious musical chops (whether at the guitar or the piano) — he also proved that he has that all-important mystery factor that separates the talented singers from the luminaries. Consistently wowing judges and audiences with his understated style and searing renditions of tracks by Bill Withers, Kanye West, and OneRepublic, Lambert ascended through the ranks and took the top spot. He’s the Idol of today and the superstar of tomorrow — congratulations Kris Allen!
Remember when Bikini Girl Katrina Darrell auditioned for “American Idol”? She showed up bikini-clad and kissing on Ryan Seacrest. People said that she got the male vote because of how she looked….
Well she showed her face again on tonight’s finale…and who better to show her up again, but Kara DioGuardi!
The bikini look: Who owned it? And why does Kara have to make EVERYTHING about herself? Just sayin’.
Via Celebrity Smack