Top Ten “WTH?” Entertainment Stories of 2012

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  • These were the black entertainment stories that made headlines for all the wrong reasons


    What’s pimpin’, pimpin? Formerly hot comic Katt Williams has been making more news for his unpredictable behavior than for his comedy skills of late. This month alone, the diminutive comedian has been arrested (again), cancelled a show 15 minutes before showtime and “then when he did get onto a stage, insulted Jamie Foxx for starring in “Django Unchained” and “outed” him to the audience. Williams led police on a high-speed chase on a four –wheeler, got into a bar fight, was kicked out a hotel in Seattle, retired and then un-retired. In the last few months, Williams slapped a Target employee for allegedly calling him a “n#$#%,” (the employee was fired for supposedly unrelated reasons), was sued by his former personal assistant after an alleged assault and got into his first bar fight.  And that’s just 2012. Williams was involved in a ton of drama the year before as well. We don’t know what he’s on or what he needs to be on but we know dude is for sure off right now. Katt seems headed down a familiar path of destruction and we hope he gets it together before that path leads him to a place that’s no laughing matter.


    Let’s see if you’re keeping up. Back in 2009, Chris Brown was convicted of assaulting his girlfriend, superstar Rihanna. In the interim, she dated Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers and he started a relationship with Karruche Tran, a then unheard of model who apparently now has a clothing line. By 2012, rumors abounded that Brown and Rihanna wanted that old thing back. They made a record together  -“Nobody’s Business” for Rihanna’s “Unapologetic” CD.  A series of tweets and subtweets from all parties accounts went around cyberspace (and the world) and Brown himself admitted in a video released to blogs and such that he was in love with two women and that he and Tran were over. But then she showed up in Paris and so did Rihanna and then Rihanna tweeted sexy pics of she and Chris boo’ed up and so….now we’re all confused. Work it out, kids.


    Pittsburgh-born rap star Wiz Khalifa had no problem with sloppy seconds, quickly picking up Kanye West’s ex-girlfriend Amber Rose for himself, publicly claiming her as his woman and then knocking her up.  Inspired by the love his ex found, or something, Kanye then gets with reality star and former crush Kim Kardashian, still not divorced from her NBA husband, Kris Humphries, who said it was all for TV anyway. Thus, Kimye, the couple of a thousand photo ops was born. They’re everywhere, you ain’t never there. Surprisingly drama-free, the two attention whores have seemed thus far to be a good fit for the other.


    On Thanksgiving Day, right around the time you were asking for a second helping of mac and cheese, Halle Berry’s baby daddy, model Gabriel Aubry was dropping off their daughter in the kind of routine handoff most exes are familiar with. But this was no routine Thanksgiving Day for Aubry and Halle’s current beau, actor Olivier Martinez. Who knows what was said (French is the native language for both men) but when whatever was said was all said and done, Martinez emerged the clear victor after two-piecing Aubrey, giving him a black eye and a few week’s off any modeling work. Knowing how men are, the two are likely to be totally cool after this. In any case, everyone made nice afterwards, with a contrite Berry and Martinez picking up Aubry’s medical bills.


    In the New York City night this summer at a nightclub curiously called W.i.P, Drake’s and Chris Brown’s entourages mixed it up in the wee hours after the deejay didn’t play enough of their music. Or the fight was about Rihanna, or who looks the best in skinny jeans. We have no idea. We just know bottles were thrown, Brown got a little cut on the chin, and accusations were flying as far as the bottles. We still have no idea what happened and they probably don’t either.


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