Archive for February 2011

Kristoff St. John Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI

Soap veteran Kristoff St. John spent his Super Bowl Sunday behind bars. He was arrested in Los Angeles at 1:30 A.M. Sunday, reports TMZ.

Cops pulled over The Young and the Restless star for speeding on an L.A. freeway. He was given field sobriety tests and he did “poorly.”  He was arrested and booked on suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released on $5,000 bail later that evening.

Mary Harvey’s Videos Yanked From YouTube

Steve Harvey and his ex-wife, Mary Harvey, went to court today and while I have not heard what went down in court, her videos have been yanked from YouTube. My suspicion is the court ordered them taken down or YouTube didn’t want to be caught up in the court drama.

At the moment the videos can be seen from other YouTube users who copied the videos from her account but they have been removed from her YouTube account with the message “This video has been removed because its content violated YouTube’s Terms of Service.” I suspect all the copies will be removed from all YouTube accounts once they get around to it.

Steve Harvey Covers Jet Magazine

Steve Harvey covers the latest issue of Jet magazine. Based on the cover lines, Steve appears to be responding to his ex-wife Mary’s outrage that he is giving advice on marriage. Steve and Mary are in court today where he is seeking court sanctions against her for violating a gag order that prohibits them from talking about their divorce.

The February 14, 2011  issue is on stands today.

Photos: Vivica A. Fox, Regina King & Others In The Owner’s Box For Super Bowl

Vivica A. Fox and her fiance Slimm enjoyed the Super Bowl from the owner’s box. Regina King, Drake, Ashton Kutcher and more were also in the luxury box.

Suzie Kethcam Leaving Basketball Wives

Basketball WivesSuzie Ketcham is leaving Basketball Wives because she can’t handle the spotlight. A source close to the production tells TMZ shooting the show was draining and Suzie “couldn’t take the heat” as a reality star anymore. She also can’t deal with random people constantly trash-talking her on Twitter. The cyber-hate has apparently taken a toll on Suzie.

Today In Black History: Carter G. Woodson & More

Carter G. Woodson was an Black historian, author, journalist and the founder of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History. He created Negro History Week on February 7, 1926. In 1976 it became Black History Month. He was one of the first scholars to study Black History. He is the second Black to earn a Ph.D. He was a founder of Journal of Negro History and is known as the Father of Black History.

Joseph Hayne Rainey was born into slavery in Georgetown, South Carolina.  His father was able to buy his family’s freedom, and young Joseph followed his father into a successful business as a barber.  When the Civil War broke out, Rainey escaped to Bermuda with his family.  Returning to Georgetown in 1866, he entered Republican party politics.  In 1870, he was elected to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, created when that body refused to seat his predecessor.  This made Rainey the first Black to serve in the U.S. House of Representatives.  He was reelected to the next four congresses.

Comedian Chris Rock was born February 7, 1965 in South Carolina.

Heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson marries actress Robin Givens February 7, 1988.