Morris O'Kelly is the son of two music educators and is a graduate of
After an 11 year stint in the music industry, he began branching out into entertainment journalism, scribing for newspapers, magazines, and other periodicals. After a number of critically acclaimed Op/Ed pieces in the Los Angeles Times, he decided to combine his love of writing and media production.
Presently, O'Kelly is a regular political commentator for the BBC Radio Network regarding the American political system, HuffPo Live and author of the syndicated column, The Mo'Kelly Report.
Visit Mo'Kelly's official site here.
The upshot of former Fugees star Lauryn Hill's legal troubles is that we may see a new studio album from her, the first in 15 years, on her own label, through a deal arranged with Sony . The downside? Prison, and three months without being able to pursue her career or be with her kids.
It seems Ms. Lauryn miscalculated.
Hill was sentenced Monday to serve three months in jail for not paying taxes on an estimated $1.8 million in income from 2005 to 2007. It took her a long time to get around to it, taxing the court's patience, but by the time she was sentenced she had paid $970,000 in federal and state taxes, apparently the total owed excluding interest and fines.
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A new petition created by Parents and Teens alike are calling for clothing store Abercrombie & Fitch to - "Stop telling teens they aren’t beautiful and start making clothes for people of all shapes and sizes!"
That’s the message of a new Change.org petition calling for people to boycott fashion retailer Abercrombie & Fitch until
As of Thursday afternoon, the petition, which increased momentum with the support of the National Eating Disorders Association, garnered over 1,600 signatures, needing only 372 more to reach its goal.
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Of all the awards and trophies and Kobe Bryant may win…Son of the year won’t be one of them!
Kobe Bryant is playing some of his toughest defense yet, demanding his mother keeps her hands off his merchandise. Bryant, the Los Angeles Lakers guard, said in a court filing that he never gave his mother permission to sell mementos from his high school days and early professional basketball career.
Bryant is in a court battle over whether hundreds of items — from high school jerseys to trophies and championship rings — can be auctioned off. Pamela Bryant said the NBA star told her the memorabilia was hers. She arranged earlier this year to auction it off through Berlin, N.J.-based Goldin Auctions and received a $450,000 advance.
Last week, lawyers for the son wrote to the auction house demanding it cease the June sale. Goldin is suing to assert its right to sell.
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Mother’s Day was founded in 1907 by a
Jarvis was so passionate about her vision that she succeeded within 6 years in persuading the governors of nearly every state in the union to embrace Mother’s Day. By 1914, she had won over the U.S. Congress. That year President Woodrow Wilson signed a Congressional resolution declaring the second Sunday in May the nation’s day to honor mothers for their role in the family, however, not the public sphere.
Rampant commercialization of Mother’s Day has kept it alive for a century, but the strong-willed Jarvis, ironically, detested any profiting from the holiday. She believed offspring should honor mothers with handmade gifts and letters, rather than with printed greeting cards and floral arrangements. So, after succeeding in seeing Mother’s Day widely adopted, Jarvis spent the rest of her life and funds fighting those who tried to profit from it, it has been widely reported. Her battles included filing a lawsuit against
Jarvis set about fulfilling her vision with the passion of a typical entrepreneur. With funding from family—including from the estate of her brother, the founder of a taxi company—she trademarked the phrase “Mother’s Day” and pursued a plan to see the holiday adopted worldwide, according to her 1948 New York Times obituary. Unfortunately, like many entrepreneurs, it seems Jarvis was better at the execution of her vision than at managing the day-to-day business. Though at one point she had the resources to purchase a building solely for housing her prolific correspondences, the Times reported upon her death that her finances had become “almost a hopeless muddle.” Other biographies say she died in poverty.
One final irony of Jarvis’s life, according to her Wikipedia biography: “Anna Marie Jarvis never married and had no children.”
An Oregon cleaning worker died of “blunt-force injuries and chopping wounds” after falling into a running meat blender at a Clackamas processing plant, officials say.
Forty-one-year-old Hugo Avalos-Chanon was found entangled in a mechanical blender at the Interstate Meat Distributors plant on Friday night. Another worker had hit an emergency stop button, but it was too late, said Deputy Sheriff Nate Thompson. Avalos-Chanon was declared dead shortly before midnight.
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HONG KONG — Even for China’s scandal-numbed diners, inured to endless outrages about food hazards, news that the lamb simmering in the pot may actually be rat tested new depths of disgust.
New video has surfaced of actress Reese Witherspoon's arrest in Atlanta when she was charged with disorderly conduct on the night of April 19. Her husband, Hollywood agent Jim Toth, was being given a field sobriety test following a traffic stop when the footage of
Witherspoon was shot.
The 37-year-old, who pleaded no contest and paid a $100 fine, has since apologized for the behavior which led to her arrest, saying she's "deeply embarrassed" by what she said after having had "one drink too many." During a visit to "Good Morning America" this week, Witherspoon said she panicked after seeing her husband being questioned by police.
Watch the video here from CBS
We’ve seen it a thousand times: an athlete scores a touchdown, hits a home run or wins a race and points skyward in celebration.
High school track runner Derrick Hayes did exactly that last weekend after finishing a race in first place. Unfortunately for Hayes, the move will cost his team both the victory and a shot at the Texas State Championship.
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If you're anything like I am, you noticed the Jason Collins story but didn't necessarily seek it out for study.
I thought it was heartening to see a guy come out as gay while still active as a professional athlete. It reminded me of my old friend John Amaechi and how he cracked the door open for Collins by outing himself publicly a few years back, though after his athletic retirement. But I didn't get around to actually reading Collins' Sports Illustrated story until Tuesday. It was interesting and worthy from a milepost standpoint. Fine, I thought. Good news all around.
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