Tami Roman, star of VH1′s “Basketball Wives” is at home recovering after suffering a mild heart attack on Monday night. The reality star who participated in a live chat with fans via VH1 the same night was said to have not have been feeling well. Tami was later admitted to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and released. She is said to be doing fine and will resume her normal schedule shortly. Roman also took to her Twitter to let everyone know she is doing ok,
President Obama has spoken for the first time on the shooting that killed 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. He called it a “tragedy” and said “I can only imagine what these parents are going through and when I think about this boy, I think about my own kids, and I think every parent in America should be able to understand why it is absolutely imperative that we investigate every aspect of this and that everybody pulls together, federal, state and local, to figure out how this tragedy happened.”
Obama said he is glad the case is being investigated by the Justice Department and that Florida Governor, Rick Scott, has formed a task force to investigate the shooting.
The President did say he was ‘sympathetic’ to the case being racially motivated.
You know, if I had a son he’d look like Trayvon. And I think they are right to expect that all of us as Americans are going to take this with the seriousness it deserves and get to the bottom of exactly what happened.”
Whitney Houston’s cause of death has been weighing on the mind of her loved ones and all of her fans. People wanted to know what caused the passing of the iconic singer. Houston died on February 11th at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles, the day before the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
The LA County Coroner’s report ruled her official cause of death as accidental drowning. Also in the report were details stating at the time of her death, cocaine was in her system. Combine the drug use and her reported heart disease and that could be what led to her death. Sources are saying a heart attack could have left her unconscious while in the bathtub, causing her to drown. The heart attack could have been from the hardening of the arteries, which is a result of cocaine use. Pills were found in Whitney’s hotel room- including Xanax, Midol, and Ibuprofen, but there was NO evidence found of cocaine.
The Houston family has since released a statement saying,
We are saddened to learn of the toxicology results, although we are glad to now have closure.”
On this afternoon’s episode of “Anderson,” the parents of the tragically slain Trayvon Martin, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, will speak out on the controversy surrounding the death of their 17-year-old son. Both Sybrina and Tracy would like to see George Zimmerman charged and want to see justice.
In the clip below, Trayvon’s father said,
We don’t want to have another family go through this. We are very appreciative that the community across the nation is standing behind us and asking the same questions that we are asking. Why isn’t George Zimmerman arrested? We want an arrest, we want him to have a fair trial. We are not asking for an eye for an eye, but we want justice for our son. The only thing that will ease the pain is seeing him being punished for the crime that he committed.”
Martin also feels that race does play an issue in the this case.
I honestly believe had Trayvon been a white kid, he would have been arrested. Zimmerman would have been arrested. I just feel as though the Sanford police department is doing us an injustice. They actually are trying to sweep our son’s death under the rug. Trayvon was a person, he wasn’t just a statistic. He was loved by his family. He was loved by his friends. I just refuse to stop pursuing the arrest of Mr. Zimmerman until he is arrested.”
The shooting was less than a month ago and though Trayvon’s mom feels the police ‘sided’ with Zimmerman in the beginning, she holds onto hope that justice will prevail.
It’s a nightmare. It’s hard to sleep. Everything reminds me of him and the only thing that’s fueling us to keep pressing on for justice is the fact that we know that justice will be served… I believe that.”
In the 911 call, you can hear cries for help in the background and Sybrina says she knows that was her son.
I believe that’s Trayvon Martin, that’s my baby’s voice,” she insists. “Every mother knows their child and that’s his voice… He was afraid for his life. He saw his death coming. He saw his death coming. The screams got more frantic. At that second that we heard the shot the screams just completely stopped. He saw his death, he was pleading for his life.”
Anderson Cooper also interviews a witness, Mary, and she said what she saw after she heard the gunshots.
In my opinion it did not look like [Zimmerman] was trying to help in anyway,” she concludes. “The gun shot was to the chest and [Trayvon] was face down. He had his hands on Trayvon’s back.”
This case has gotten a lot of recognition and support from all over the country. Just last night in Union Square in NYC, hundreds came out to hold a ‘Million Hoodie March.’ Martin, a high school junior, was unarmed and wearing a hoodie when he was fatally shot.
Justice must be given to this family… they lost their son in a crime that should have NEVER happened.
The full interview airs this afternoon. Please check your local listings.
El DeBarge was arrested for drug possession yesterday in California. The “Rhythm of the Night” singer was charged for possession of narcotics with the intent to sell. The incident happened in Encino by the 101 freeway. LAPD caught him in what appeared to be a drug deal with another man.
This is his 3rd arrest for drug possession since 2001. In February, Eldra had put his career on hold and checked into rehab.
DeBarge was booked and released on $30,000 bail and is due in court April 9th.
Yesterday, the final voice that family of friends of Whitney Houston heard as they remembered her life at her funeral was that of her own. “I Will Always Love You” played throughout New Hope Baptist Church, in Newark, NJ, as the star-studded crowd said their final goodbye to the musical legend.
The nearly four hour funeral brought both tears and laughter as music mogul Clive Davis, actor and friend, Kevin Costner, cousin Dionne Warwick, and Cissy Houston, Whitney’s mom, gave moving eulogies. Performances from Alicia Keys, R. Kelly, Stevie Wonder, and BeBe and CeCe Winans. Aretha Franklin, Houston’s godmother, was due to sing as well, but due to illness did not attend.
Davis told Bobbi Kristina, Whitney’s 18-year-old daughter, “You always be proud of your mother. She loved you so much. She’ll be forever looking after you, and never let go of your hand.” Davis, who discovered Whitney first in 1983, noted, “You wait for a voice like that for a lifetime. You wait for a face like that, a smile like that, a presence like that. And when one person embodies it all well, it takes your breath away.”
Costner, Houston’s co-star in “The Bodyguard,” seemed to have it right when he said, “There’s a lady in heaven who is making God himself wonder how he created something so perfect. So off you go, Whitney. Off you go. Escorted by an army of angels and your heavenly Father. And when you sing before Him don’t worry- you’ll be good enough.”
Also in attendance was Whitney’s close friend, singer Ray J., who was said to be dating the late singer at the time of her death. He was so overcome with emotion, his sister Brandy was seen trying to offer the only thing one could at this difficult time- comfort.