Tag Archives: Las Vegas

YG Arrested on Felony Robbery Charges Stemming from Vegas Casino Incident

YG has been arrested for his role in an assault on a man at the Cosmopolitan Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

The Bompton rapper is being charged with felony robbery for yanking the man’s chain off his neck and taking off with it. Unfortunately for YG, TMZ reports that surveillance cameras caught the entire incident including YG taking off with the man’s chain which is considered to be worth between $3000-$9000.

The alleged victim of the assault sued YG back in June claiming that he had his crew jump him and take his chain. The victim is seeking $25K.

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Joe Jackson, musical family patriarch, dead at 89

Joseph “Joe” Jackson, the patriarch who launched the musical Jackson family dynasty, died Wednesday at a Las Vegas hospital, a source close to the family tells CNN. He was 89.

Jackson was the father of and at times manager to pop stars Michael and Janet Jackson, along with the sibling singing group, The Jackson 5.

No cause of death has been released, but Jackson had reportedly been in ill health.

“I have seen more sunsets than I have left to see,” read a tweet posted Sunday from Jackson’s official Twitter account. “The sun rises when the time comes and whether you like it or not the sun sets when the time comes.”

His daughter, La Toya Jackson, tweeted about her father Wednesday.

“I will always love you! You gave us strength, you made us one of the most famous families in the world,” she wrote on her official Twitter account. “I am extremely appreciative of that, I will never forget our moments together and how you told me how much you cared. #RIP Joe Jackson.”

Some of Jackson’s grandchildren also paid tribute on social media, writing that he “made everything possible.”

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Richard “Old Man” Harrison of ‘Pawn Stars’ Passes Away at 77

Richard Harrison—also known as the “Old Man” on the show ‘Pawn Stars has passed away. He passed away early Monday morning after succumbing to Parkinson’s Disease according to Rick Harrison, his son.

Harrison’s son issued a statement saying “The Old Man’ Harrison passed away this morning surrounded by those he loved. He will be tremendously missed by our family, the team at Gold & Silver Pawn and his many fans the world over. He was my hero, and I was fortunate to get a very cool ‘Old Man’ as my dad.”

A rep for the History Channel said “We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend Richard ‘The Old Man’ Harrison, a beloved member of the HISTORY and ‘Pawn Stars’ family. He will be greatly missed for his wisdom and candor.”

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Trump Jr. Marketed Gun Silencers to ‘Help Get Little Kids Get Into the Game”

In lead up to a vote that would loosen regulations in order to make the sale of gun silencers easier, MSNBC host Chuck Todd put President Trump’s son Donald Jr. on the spot for his advocacy of citizens being able to purchase the firearm accessory by airing a 2016 infomercial Jr. did for the company, SilencerCo.

“It’s about safety. It’s about hearing protection. It’s a health issue, frankly, for me,” Trump Jr. says in the AD, before adding that, “It’s just a great instrument. There is nothing bad about it at all. It makes total sense, it’s where we should be going.” At one point during the commercial, he goes so far as to promote that the silencers would do well in getting “little kids into the game.”

 

The Sportsman’s Heritage and Recreational Enhancement Act (SHARE Act) is the bill that has become the focal point of the gun control debate, and in the aftermath of the heinous attack that took nearly 60 lives and injured hundreds in Las Vegas, many see it receiving immense blowback if it is brought to the floor.

But House Republicans say they are adamant about pushing forward with the legislation, which would eliminate what is a $200 transfer tax on silencers. The law would also decriminalize the transport of registered guns across state lines and allow for the possession of guns in national parks. Those responsible for packaging the bill say the stipulation was put in place to help protect the hearing of hunters.

SOURCE: VLADTV

OJ Simpson Moving to Las Vegas After Florida A.G. Said He’s Not Welcome

Now that O.J. Simpson has been freed from prison he will be going about the task of putting his life back together, but he will not have free rein to do so just yet. While good behavior may cut the time significantly, Simpson is subject to five years of supervised release, and it has already been established that he must remain in Nevada for the foreseeable future. But all indicators point to The Juice being Florida bound in due time, which is a prospect that the state’s attorney general is not happy about.

“I’ve handled parole hearings my entire time as a prosecutor and … I have never seen such lack of remorse in my entire career,” AG Pam Bondi said during an interview on Fox and Friends early Sunday, October 1. “Other than his complete lack of remorse, he wants to come to Florida and golf all over our state, and I don’t want that to happen.”

While Simpson thus far has only been granted approval to reside outside of Las Vegas, he will have the opportunity to request relocation at some point down the line. at which point it is believed that he will hook up with good friend and Naples, FL resident Tom Scotto, who picked Simpson up from Lovelock Correctional Center in the wee hours of Sunday morning. A move to the sunshine state would not only deliver him back to a community of friends he has there but will reconnect him with his children. Bondi admits that if a judge indeed were to permit Simpson to head to Florida, they’d have to receive him. But she ensures that there will be conditions placed upon him, that make for a less than pleasant survival for him.

“You’re not gonna report into parole officers by mail, O.J. Simpson,” Bondi told the New York Post. “You’re gonna have travel restrictions, you’re gonna get alcohol tested, you’re not gonna be able to drink in our state.”

SOURCE: VLADTV

OJ Simpson Released from Prison

Orenthal James “OJ” Simpson has officially been released from Lovelock Correctional Center in Las Vegas on October 1, 2017, at 12:08 AM after serving 9 years in prison. Rumors started to circulate about OJ getting released on Monday, but the prison was concerned with a media circus and therefore chose to quietly release OJ early this morning. OJ will be on supervised parole for the next 5 years.

On October 3, 2008, Simpson was found guilty of kidnapping and armed robbery for entering a Las Vegas hotel room with a group of men and stealing sports memorabilia at gunpoint. OJ admitted to taking the items but claimed that they were stolen from him by a known associate. OJ’s co-defendants all took plea deals and he was sentenced to 33 years with a possibility of parole after 9 years.

Many believed that OJ’s harsh sentence was payback for being found not guilty of killing his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman in the 1995 “Trial of the Century”. According to polls, 83% of white Americans and 57% of black Americans felt that Simpson was actually guilty. Simpson went on to lose the wrongful death civil case with Ron Goldman’s family, where the family was awarded $33.5 million. The family was unable to recover hardly any of that amount from OJ. The items in question that resulted in his recent jail sentence were allegedly hidden from Goldman’s family to avoid the civil suit.

SOURCE: VLADTV

PRODIGY FROM MOBB DEEP DEAD AT 42

Prodigy, one half of Mobb Deep, has died in Las Vegas … TMZ has learned.

His publicist says he was hospitalized “a few days ago in Vegas after a Mobb Deep performance for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis. As most of his fans know, Prodigy battled the disease since birth.” The publicist added … “the exact cause of death has not been determined.”

Prodigy was in Vegas over the weekend performing with the Art of Rap tour … with Ghostface Killah, Onyx, KRS-One, and Ice-T … to name a few. Mobb Deep performed Saturday night.

Prodigy and his partner, Havoc, formed Mobb Deep in NYC in the early ’90s. Their biggest hits include “Quiet Storm” and “Shook Ones.” He was 42.

SOURCE: TMZ