Rapper The Game said he was moved to call together gang members for an anti-violence summit Sunday after the recent killing of his foster brother in Los Angeles.
An overflow crowd of several hundred gathered at a community center in South Los Angeles to hear pleas for peace from current and former gangbangers, entertainers, activists and preachers from the Nation Of Islam.
Mayor Eric Garcetti and Police Chief Charlie Beck shook hands with The Game outside the venue in a show of unity. Beck said the meeting was a “great first step” in the right direction toward curbing violence.
The Game, born Jayceon Terrell Taylor, fought back tears as he recounted the recent shooting death of a former gang member he called Spanky. The pair grew up together in foster care in nearby Compton, he said.
“I’m here to be his voice,” said the multi-platinum selling rapper, 36, adding that organizing the gathering was also “a decision made for my children.”
Bezos gets cameo in ‘Star Trek’
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos got to live out every Trekkie’s fantasy by playing an alien in the new “Star Trek” movie.
Bezos is listed in the credits for “Star Trek Beyond,” the third installment of the rebooted sci-fi franchise. In interviews Friday, producer J.J. Abrams and director Justin Lin confirmed his appearance in the movie.
Lin said the billionaire CEO arrived with plentiful security for a day of filming and waited patiently for crews to shoot the single tracking shot that includes his character.
“He was awesome,” Lin said. “It was like a president was visiting, you know? He had a big entourage! ”
Imagine it’s 2017 and Donald Trump is president. He’s been informed by national security adviser Sean Hannity that Russia has launched a nuclear missile to Canada and war may be unavoidable.
Only a fellow celebrity can make it right — at least if you ask Richard Hine, author of the novella “Kim Kardashian Saves the World (After President Trump Nearly Ends It).”
Thanks to the speed of digital technology, several authors have managed to complete and release Trump fiction in time for next week’s GOP convention, with titles including “Operation Golden Mane: The Donald Trump Incident,” “Donald Trump Builds a Wall: A Funny Story” and “Trumpocalypse Now: A Horror Satire.”
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