James Harden, Daequan Cook, and Cole Aldrich, who were traded to Houston in October, reunite with old friends and former teammates Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, and Kendrick Perkins from their 2011-12 Thunder squad. I think the pictures were taken before the Thunder destroyed the Rockets with a 124-94 victory. Check them out after the jump. Shay Marie
Miss Info spoke to A$AP Rocky about the year that he’s had. A$AP has had plenty of ups but a few downs as well. As you know Rocky blew up like crazy this year as well as many members of the A$AP Mob, which is what Rocky was hoping for. It seemed like for a while no matter where you went, a Rocky song was playing and he was expected to release his debut album. The beginning of the year was great for Rocky, but the last few months of 2012 seem to be the opposite for his personal and professional life. Not only did his album get pushed back, but it also sprung a serious leak and many questioned his “fashion” sense. He was hit with some legal drama and sadly lost his father within the last few weeks. Watch what Rocky said below. Julie A.
Kevin Smith, the actor, film producer, and director, as well as a popular comic book writer, author, comedian/raconteur, and internet radio personality is hoping to leave the movie biz on a high note. The director has revealed plans to release what he expects will be his last directorial effort: “Clerks 3,” the final installment in his slacker saga that began with the 1994 flick that put the indie filmmaker on the map. Kevin Smith is responsible for films such as ‘Cop Out’ and ‘Red State’. Russ B
It’s hard to feel sorry for Katt Williams and all his legal trouble, I feel like he’s the new Lindsay Lohan. Katt was arrested on child endangerment charges after police raiding his home, found guns, and illegal drugs in the home. The funny man’s four children were removed from the home and Katt said the reason he has guns is to protect his children and that weed “isn’t even a drug.” TMZ is reporting that police officers are claiming that one of the guns they found at his home was reported stolen. Katt claims he keeps his guns in a locked box to keep his children out of danger. He’s expected in court on January 25, hopefully he can stay out of trouble until that time. Julie A.
The New York Police Department has already begun gearing up for what is probably one of the most stressful days for them. Security has always been tight in Times Square on New Year’s Eve since the iconic ball drops there every year, but post 9/11 security has been stepped up in many ways. Times Square alone is always a serious issue when it comes to security and that’s on a normal day so there’s no surprise that thousands of police officers will be working there come the 31st. The NYPD also works will all hotels in the nearby area to ensure that guests are being watched closely for an suspicious activity. People will begin flooding into the Square at about 1p.m. on the 30th to wait to bring in the New Year. During that time, thousands of uniformed and plain-clothed officers will be joining them both in the streets and in surrounding buildings to get an eye on everything. Police Commissioner Kelly said, “We think it’s the safest place in the world on New Year’s Eve.” More below. Julie A.
Lady Gaga was always a celeb that made it their business to give back to the world and we just found out about her latest effort in doing so. The pop star announced Saturday she will be offering free counseling before shows on her Born This Way Ball tour in 2013. Gaga said on Facebook “At the BornBrave Bus you have access to professional private or group chats about mental health, depression, bullying, school & friends,”. Good for you Gaga. Read more below. Russ B
The National Rifle Association is firing back at everyone saying Vice President Biden, who was put in charge of the White House’s work to reform gun laws, hasn’t invited them to talks about gun control. The NRA claims that Biden and his team haven’t reached out to them once since President Obama announced his reform attempt on December 19. Biden and four cabinet members will be having meetings with outside groups to work on gun legislation laws, but there is no word if the NRA will be invited to any of them. Do you think the NRA should have an say in gun legislation laws? I personally don’t because I believe there should be a ban on all assault weapons, people have the right to own guns for things such as hunting but there’s no need for ANYONE to have the assault weapons that people such as Adam Lanza and James Holmes obtained legally. Read more below. Julie A.
Kings of Leon drummer, Nathan Followill and his wife, Jesse Baylin, gave birth to a baby girl on Wednesday. Named Violet Marlowe Followill, the baby was born at 4:01 pm in Nashville, weighing 7 pounds, 13 ounces.Baylin, a singer-songwriter as well, released her third album that was titled ‘Little Spark’ this year and Nathan says that him and the band are also preparing to do another project. Russ B