Thursday, November 27, 2014

Cosby Testimony Describes Accusers Spiked Story

Bill Cosby testified under oath in 2005 that he gave the National Enquirer an exclusive interview about looming sexual-assault accusations by a Canadian woman against him in exchange for the tabloid spiking a second accuser's story.

Excerpts released Wednesday of Cosby's deposition from a civil lawsuit filed by Andrea Constand quote Cosby as saying he feared the public would believe her sexual-assault accusations if the Enquirer published similar claims by Beth Ferrier. Both women accused Cosby of drugging and molesting them.

"Did you ever think that if Beth Ferrier's story was printed in the National Enquirer, that that would make the public believe that maybe Andrea was also telling the truth?" Cosby was asked.

"Exactly," Cosby replied, according to court motions initially filed under seal and made available from archived federal court records.

Cosby, in the deposition, said he had a contract with the Enquirer.

"I would give them an exclusive story, my words," Cosby said in the Sept. 29, 2005, deposition. In return, "they would not print the story of - print Beth's story."

The release of the documents comes after Cosby this month was shown on an Associated Press video trying to persuade the news cooperative not to use his response when asked this month about sexual-abuse allegations.

"I would appreciate if it was scuttled," Cosby said in a videotaped exchange with the AP on Nov. 6.

Cosby said in 2005 he had been given a draft of Ferrier's interview with the Enquirer and was told she had passed its lie-detector test. He said he also was given an advance look at his exclusive, titled "My Story," which warned that he would defend against anyone trying to "exploit" him.

Constand later sued Cosby and the Enquirer, alleging defamation. The claims were consolidated with her sexual-assault lawsuit against Cosby and were settled.

A representative for American Media, Inc., which owns the National Enquirer, said in an emailed statement Wednesday that the Enquirer was "unflinching" in its coverage of the allegations against Cosby.

"We continue to remain aggressive in our reporting today and stand by the integrity of our coverage of this story which we have taken the lead on for more than a decade," the representative said.

Cosby had said at his deposition that Constand and her mother asked only for an apology in early phone calls about the issue in January 2005, and he said they received one.

"Andrea's mother said, `That's all I wanted, Bill,'" Cosby testified.

Constand's lawyers argued in their defamation suit: "Requesting only an apology is not the action of an extortionist or someone who wants to `exploit' a celebrity."

They said that Cosby later called back and offered to pay for Constand's "education."

Constand had met Cosby through her job with the women's basketball team at Temple University in Philadelphia, and she said he sexually assaulted her at his nearby home in 2004. She quit the job and moved home that year, and she first filed a report with Ontario police on Jan. 13, 2005, and filed a federal civil suit that March. After prosecutors near Philadelphia decided not to file criminal charges, several other women came forward to support Constand's claims, including Ferrier.

Ferrier has gone public about what she called her brief affair with Cosby when she was a model in 1984. She said that he once drugged her coffee during an encounter in Denver and that she woke up hours later in the backseat of her car with her clothes disheveled. The Enquirer in 2005 withheld her story and instead published Cosby's account, in which he said, "Sometimes you try to help people and it backfires on you and then they try to take advantage of you."

In the legal deposition, taken at a Philadelphia hotel, Constand's lawyer asked Cosby if he tried in the Enquirer article "to make the public believe that Andrea was not telling the truth?"

"Yes," Cosby replied.

Constand's civil lawsuit grew to include nine women willing to testify about allegations of sexual assaults involving Cosby. Some came forward after a suburban Philadelphia prosecutor declined to file criminal charges over Constand's police complaint.

A comedian this year referenced the accusations anew in a performance, prompting some of the suit's Jane Doe witnesses to reveal their names and other women to raise new accusations.

Cosby has refused to discuss allegations raised in recent weeks by numerous women.
Witchy Sezs:
In the end a man's sins will come to haunt him and his good deeds will return to give him comfort.
Looks like Mr Cosby's sins far out number his good deeds and now he has to live with them.
I feel very sorry for his loving wife as she also has to go thru this repayment for his past sins.

Just saying

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Your Roving Reporter : Widower Eats Breakfast with His Wife's Photo Every Day

 George Travis' wife of 50 years, Billy Mae, passed away last year. Since then, the 88-year-old has eaten his breakfast next to her photograph at the same restaurant every day. "I bring her with me everywhere I go ... I never go anywhere without my precious wife," he told KSLA.

Travis orders bacon, two eggs and a waffle every morning at Another Broken Egg restaurant in Shreveport, Louisiana, and sits in the same seat where he has a special place for her. According to the Daily Mail, Travis was divorced and feeling low about his family life when he was set up by a friend to meet Billy Mae decades ago. He found his blind date beautiful, and they were later married, working together for several years in Shreveport at Travis Shoe Stores.

Of her death, Travis says, "It was the hardest thing that's ever happened to me." When other customers started noticing him eating at the restaurant next to his wife's picture, they decided to share his love story.

As reported by KSLA, Travis suffered a heart attack on November 13, but he's doing well and is ready to have breakfast again with his wife very soon.


Your Roving Reporter :   G.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Bill Cosby's traveling circus to make stop in Florida as ANOTHER sex assault accusation is made

The Bill Cosby comedy empire is crumbling, and it looks like Florida might be the beleaguered comedian's last stand.

Cosby's management team said Friday his scheduled show in Melbourne, Florida, will go on. The announcement came as other venues scrambled to cancel shows after yet another woman stepped forward to claim Cosby drugged and assaulted her.

Shows in Las Vegas, Arizona and Illinois have been cancelled, but Friday night's show at the King Center for the Performing Arts will go on.

Renita Chaney Hill, 47, told KDKA that she was only 15-years-old when she met Cosby back in the 1980s. An aspiring model and actress at the time, she claims to have been star struck by the legendary comedian.

The Cos was in Steel City seeking recruits for the "Picture Pages" educational segments that aired on television back then, according to Hill.

"Promises of bright lights and fame. That's where I thought I was headed, that's what everyone who knew me thought I was headed," Hill told the station.

Hill began appearing in Cosby's videos, and soon after, found herself in his hotel room where she was drugged and likely assaulted, she recalled.

Cosby, now 77-years-old, flew her around the country to meet him in his hotel room at night, she said.

"One time, I remember just before I passed out, I remember him kissing and touching me and I remember the taste of his cigar on his breath, and I didn't like it," Hill said.

"I remember another time when I woke up in my bed the next day and he was leaving, he mentioned you should probably lose a little weight. I thought that odd, how would he know that?"

The then-underage teen remembers feeling confused about blacking out and waking up in her bed. She is not sure she was raped because she was always unconscious.

"It just felt weird to me, and I remember being in high school saying to him, 'I'll come see you, but I don't want to drink because it makes me feel funny,'" Hill continued. "And he would tell me that if I didn't drink, I couldn't come see him."

At 19, she cut off all communications with Cosby.

This is the latest in a tsunami of sex assault allegations to hit the showbiz legend in recent weeks, all sparked by an October appearance by comedian Hannibal Buress, in Cosby's hometown Philadelphia, in which Buress brought the star's sordid past back in to the limelight.

"You're a rapist," Buress said of Cosby.

More than a dozen women have since come forward with details supporting Buress' claim.

Cosby has repeatedly denied the accusations through lawyers and spokespersons. He also had a bizarre, rambling exchange with an AP reporter who nervously stood his ground when the comedian appeared to threaten his career if the footage was made public.

The embattled septuagenarian has since seen an NBC project scuttled, a Netflix special postponed and sold-out shows around the country being cancelled.

The three latest dominoes to fall are a show at an Arizona casino; another at Treasure Island, in Las Vegas; and a third scheduled for April at the Virginia Theater, in Champaign.

Cosby was, until recently, one of the country's most beloved performers, an unstoppable juggernaut.

His legacy is now disappearing faster than a Jell-O pudding pop on a hot summer day.
November 21, 2014, at the King Performing Arts Center: Remember the date and location it may be Cosby's last stand.

Witchy asks when will this crap stop:

I think if he were really innocent he would be trying like hell to protect his reputation. But that interview he gave the other day to me made him look guilty as hell. They can't all be wrong, or after money. After a while, it's starting to not look good for Bill Cosby.

If this is true, it's heartbreaking. If it's false, it's heartbreaking. It's like having your father accused of raping all the girls you went to school with. How his family must be suffering. I so hope these accusations are all lies, but soooo many people coming forward makes it less and less likely. He has given the world so much joy and laughter. For this to be true is tantamount to Santa Claus being a serial killer.

It doesn't really matter what public opinion is (or even my opinion for that matter). In this country, as an American Citizen he is entitled to his day in court and is innocent until proven guilty. Until that happens it's all just conjecture.
Nuff sez

Your Roving Reporter :Explosion on Gulf platform; 1 dead, 3 injured

An explosion has occurred on an offshore oil and gas platform in the Gulf of Mexico, killing one person and injuring three.

The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement said Fieldwood Energy reported the explosion on its Echo Platform just before 3 p.m. Thursday about 12 miles off Louisiana's coast. A telephone call to the Houston, Texas-based company was not immediately returned.

The bureau said in a statement that the platform was not in production at the time of the explosion and damage was limited to the area. The statement said there was no indication that any oil had spilled into the ocean.

Bureau spokeswoman Chauntra Rideaux said the injured workers were being treated at a medical facility. She did not say where or have their conditions.

She said the explosion is under investigation.
The explosion occurred about two months after a contractor was killed and two others hurt during maintenance work in September on a Chevron natural gas pipeline, also off the Louisiana coast. The cause remains under investigation.

Stay tuned : Updates  as they become  available .
Your Roving  Reporter


Thursday, November 20, 2014

'Scuttle it': Bill Cosby demands a reporter make awkward on-camera exchange over rape allegations disappear

In this photo taken Nov. 6, 2014, entertainer Bill Cosby pauses during an interview about the upcoming exhibit, Conversations: African and African-American Artworks in Dialogue, at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art in Washington. The Smithsonian Institution is mounting a major showcase of African-American art and African art together in a new exhibit featuring the extensive art collection of Bill and Camille Cosby. More than 60 rarely seen African-American artworks from the Cosby collection will join 100 pieces of African art at the National Museum of African Art. The exhibit “Conversations: African and African American Artworks in Dialogue,” opens Sunday and will be on view through early 2016. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Shocking new video from the Associated Press shows beleaguered comedian Bill Cosby stammer and stutter over questions about rape allegations before arrogantly demanding the reporter not make public the footage.

Cosby's refusal to respond to the questions came along with an apparent threat to the AP reporter's integrity. The exchange happened Nov 6 during an interview about an art exhibit as his mortified wife sat next to him.

The interview appears to have gone well, as both the Cosbys were shown laughing, until the reporter insisted he had to ask about the avalanche of claims bringing Cosby's legacy crashing to the ground.

The legendary comedian's demeanor quickly turned sour as he tried to brush aside the question.

"No, no, we don't answer that," said Cosby, dismissively shaking his head.

"I just wanted to ask if you wanted to respond to that, whether any of that was true," said the unnamed reporter.

"There's no response," said a defeated sounding Cosby, again shaking his head.

The reporter further pressed, asking if people should view Cosby differently.

"There is no comment about that," he said. "And I'll tell you why, I think you were told I don't want to compromise your integrity, but, um, we don't, I don't, talk about it."

The interview neared its end and both the comedian and his wife flashed strained, forced smiles as Cosby then made a desperate, pathetic plea to the reporter.

"Can I get something from you?" He asked. "That none of that will be shown."

The reporter insists he can make no promises, and then reminds Cosby he did not say anything before the fallen star ends with a rambling, almost incoherent reply.

"I know I didn't say anything, but, I'm asking your integrity that, since I didn't want to say anything, but I did answer you, in terms of, I don't want to say anything, of what value will it have?"

Both the reporter and another woman reply that it does not have much value, after Cosby awkwardly forced a reply out of an off-camera producer.

"And I would appreciate it if it was scuttled," said the accused rapist. "I think, if you want to consider yourself to be serious, that it will not appear anywhere."

Despite the cameras still rolling and Cosby still wearing a microphone, his ranting continued.

"We thought, by the way, because it was AP, that it wouldn't be necessary to go over that question with you," said Cosby.

"If you will just tell your boss the reason why we didn't say that up front is because we thought that AP had the integrity to not ask."

A total of 14 women, including supermodel
Janice Dickinson, now 59, have accused Cosby of sexual assault and/or rape.

The allegations had dissipated into the ether until comedian
Hannibal Buress brought them back into the public consciousness during an October set at a Philadelphia comedy club.

The resulting fallout led
Netflix to postpone a standup special featuring Cosby that was scheduled to air on Black Friday.

The NBC network
also canceled a previously-announced family sitcom starring Cosby that was scheduled to hit the airwaves next summer or fall.

TV Land cable network has even pulled reruns of the iconic "Cosby Show" from the airwaves until further notice.

All Cosby has left is a scheduled nationwide comedy tour, will it be his last stand or will this newly-revealed exchange be the last nail in the coffin of his once-vaunted career?

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Janice Dickinson details Bill Cosby sexual assault accusations: He raped me

With rape allegations against Bill Cosby mounting, supermodel Janice Dickinson tells ET in a new interview that the comedian sexually assaulted her in 1982.

Dickinson, now 59, recalls first meeting Cosby, now 77, when her agent set up a meeting with him to hire her for a role on The Cosby Show. After they had dinner, she says their next conversation was when he called her out of the blue while she was in rehab for drugs and alcohol. Following her stay in rehab, Dickinson says Cosby reached out to her during a trip to Bali and had her travel to Lake Tahoe, because he was performing there and wanted to offer her the job they had discussed as well as help her with a singing career.

Dickinson says they had dinner in Lake Tahoe, and claims that he gave her a glass of red wine and a pill, which she asked for because she was menstruating and had stomach pains.

And that's when she tells ET that things took a disturbing turn.

"The next morning I woke up, and I wasn't wearing my pajamas, and I remember before I passed out thinking that I had been sexually assaulted by this man," she tells ET. " ... Before I woke up in the morning, the last thing I remember was Bill Cosby in a patchwork robe, dropping his robe and getting on top of me. And I remember a lot of pain. The next morning I remember waking up with my pajamas off and there was semen in between my legs."

Dickinson also says she tried to write about the assault in her 2002 autobiography No Lifeguard on Duty: The Accidental Life of the World's First Supermodel, but claims that when she submitted a draft with her full story to HarperCollins, Cosby and his lawyers pressured her and the publisher to remove the details.

"I'm doing this because it's the right thing to do, and it happened to me, and this is the true story," she says about coming out with her story now. "I believe all the other women."

Dickinson says that keeping the alleged sexual assault a secret for 32 years drove her to a life of hurting herself.

"Stuffing feelings of rape and my unresolved issued with this incident has drove me into a life of trying to hurt myself because I didn't have counsel and I was afraid," she says. "I was afraid of the consequences. I was afraid of being labeled a whore or a slut and trying to sleep my way to the top of a career that never took place."

But now Dickinson, who says she never confronted Cosby after the alleged incident, doesn't mince words when it comes to what she would say to him now.

"How dare you," she says. "Go f*ck yourself. How dare you take advantage of me. And I hope you rot."

Dickinson is the third woman to come forward with a sexual assault accusation against Cosby, after a renewed interest in the allegations began when comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a "rapist" during an October comedy show in Philadelphia.
On Monday, ET spoke to former publicist Joan Tarshis who says that the legendary comedian assaulted her on two occasions in 1969. She also echoed Dickinson's statements about why she stayed silent for so long.

"I want to talk about this now and I want to really support the other women who have gone through this," she told ET. "Now with people coming out..., it's being handled differently."
Tarshis is referring to another of Cosby's accusers, Barbara Bowman, who wrote an op-ed piece in the Washington Post earlier this month detailing the alleged assault she says she fell victim to in 1985 when she was a 17-year-old aspiring actress.

"In one case, I blacked out after having dinner and one glass of wine at his New York City brownstone, where he had offered to mentor me and discuss the entertainment industry," she wrote. "When I came to, I was in my panties and a man's t-shirt, and Cosby was looming over me. I'm certain now that he drugged and raped me. But as a teenager, I tried to convince myself I had imagined it."

Bowman said that she was one of the alleged victims asked to testify when a woman named Andrea Constand filed a suit against Cosby in 2004. The case was eventually settled out of court.

Cosby's lawyer, John P. Schmitt, issued a statement on Sunday in response to the sexual assault allegations after Cosby's initial response of just silence during an NPR interview Saturday.

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact they are being repeated does not make them true," the statement reads. "Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work. There will be no further statement from Mr. Cosby or any of his representatives."
What the hell !!!  I am still here  ,  gimmie  a drink  quick .
I called  it  ,  white  meat   YIPPEE !!! 

Disney's Maleficent...Official Trailer

A vengeful fairy is driven to curse an infant princess, only to discover that the child may be the one person who can restore peace to their troubled land. It is based on the story of Sleeping Beauty with a few twists and turns of it's own. Great family movie...the kids will love it.


Angelina Jolie had long been attached to the project since March 2010, when Tim Burton, who had tentatively planned to direct, chose not to pursue it.  Linda Woolverton was commissioned to write the script for the film. On January 6, 2012, Disney announced that Robert Stromberg, the production designer of Alice in Wonderland, and Oz the Great and Powerful, would direct the film. Joe Roth, Don Hahn, and Richard D. Zanuck were hired as producers, although Zanuck died later that year. Roth said the film would not have been made if Angelina Jolie had not agreed to take the title role: "She seemed like the only person who could play the part. There was no point in making the movie if it wasn't her."

Monday, November 17, 2014

Another Woman Comes Forward To Accuse Bill Cosby Of Rape

Another woman who claims she was raped by Bill Cosby has spoken out about her encounter with the embattled comedian.

The accusation is just the latest of numerous allegations of sexual abuse by Cosby, and follows the claims of another alleged victim who spoke out earlier this week.

In an essay on Hollywood Elsewhere, music industry publicist and journalist Joan Tarshis claims that Cosby sexually assaulted her twice in 1969 when she was 19. The former actress and Cosby were both working at Universal Studios, and she said he took an interest in her.

Cosby often pushed alcohol on her, Tarshis said, and on one instance when the two had been working on material together, she fell unconscious at his bungalow after having a cocktail he made for her.
"The next thing I remember was coming to on his couch while being undressed," Tarshis wrote. "I thought I was being clever when I told him I had an infection and he would catch it and his wife would know he had sex with someone. But he just found another orifice to use. I was sickened by what was happening to me and shocked that this man I had idolized was now raping me. Of course I told no one."

The second time Cosby allegedly attacked her, Tarshis claims that she had been drinking with Cosby while attending a performance at a music theater. She started to feel shaky, and "the next thing I remember was waking up in his bed back at the Sherry, naked," Tarshis wrote.

Tarshis was prompted to share her experiences after seeing others go public with their allegations, saying "as more and more of his rape victims have come forward, all telling similar stories, the time is right to join them."
Cosby has been dogged by accusations of sexual assault for years, and the controversy returned to the public eye after comedian Hannibal Buress called Cosby a rapist during one of his routines. Following Buress' charge, one of Cosby's alleged victims, Barbara Bowman, published an essay in The Washington Post, titled "Bill Cosby raped me. Why did it take 30 years for people to believe my story?"

When pressed by NPR's Scott Simon during Saturday's "Weekend Edition" to address the allegations, Cosby refused to discuss the matter. On Sunday, John P. Schmitt, Cosby's lawyer, said his client would not respond to the claims against him.

"Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true," Schmitt said in a statement.

It was not clear if Schmitt's statement was also referring to the accusation made by Tarshis.
Cosby's scheduled Nov. 19 appearance on "The Late Show With David Letterman" was canceled after the Washington Post essay was published. A representative for CBS declined to comment when contacted by The Huffington Post.

Cosby has never been charged with any of the alleged crimes. He settled a civil suit with another alleged victim in 2006.

The Huffington Post reached out to Cosby's representatives on Sunday, but did not receive a response.

I think I  will wait  for  the  jury  to  come in , this is a hard one .
Keep an eye  on  the  older  men in your  family  they may be  next . 
Have  I missed  something  here  or  did  this  person of  interest  decide  to  jump on the  money train after Hannibal Burgess  called  Cosby a rapist  at one  of  his  performance  .
Just sezing :

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Bill Cosby's guest shot with Letterman canceled

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bill Cosby's upcoming appearance on CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman" has been canceled amid a growing uproar over allegations that he sexually assaulted several women in past decades.

Cosby representative David Brokaw confirmed Friday night that Cosby would not appear as previously scheduled next Wednesday. He did not say why. A "Late Show" representative could not be reached for comment.

Another canceled booking, on "The Queen Latifah Show" on Oct. 30, was characterized by that show as a postponement granted at Cosby's request.

Barbara Bowman, one of Cosby's accusers, has recently leveled allegations of sexual assault by the comic in interviews and in a Washington Post online column, writing that "Cosby won my trust as a 17-year-old aspiring actress in 1985, brainwashed me into viewing him as a father figure, and then assaulted me multiple times."

The standup comedian Hannibal Buress last month brought heat on Cosby at a performance in Philadelphia. His routine, during which he assailed Cosby as "a rapist," was captured on video and posted online, gaining wide exposure.

The 77-year-old Cosby, who was never criminally charged in any of the cases, settled a civil suit in 2006 with another woman over an alleged incident two years before.

Cosby has declined to comment on the recent resurgence of allegations.

Pass the  damn bottle  please  before   you know  'WHO'  wakes  up. (smiling) 

Ex-Navy SEAL makes no apologies for going public

Robert O'Neill, a former U.S. Navy SEAL, speaks at the 'Best of Blount' Chamber of Commerce awards ceremony at the Clayton Center for the Arts in Maryville, Tennessee, U.S., on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. O'Neill, in an interview with the Washington Post, identified himself as the person who killed Osama bin Laden in a 2011 raid. Photographer: Luke Sharrett/Bloomberg via Getty Images

WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Navy SEAL Robert O'Neill, who says he fired the shots that killed Osama bin Laden, played a role in some of the most consequential combat missions of the post-9/11 era, including three depicted in Hollywood movies. And now he's telling the world about them.

By doing so, O'Neill has almost certainly increased his earning power on the speaking circuit. He also may have put himself and his family at greater risk. And he has earned the enmity of some current and former SEALs by violating their code of silence.

But O'Neill, winner of two Silver and five Bronze Stars, makes no apologies for any of that. In a wide-ranging interview Friday with The Associated Press, he said he believes the American public has a right to more details about the operation that killed the al-Qaida leader and other important military adventures. And he insisted he is taking pains not to divulge classified information or compromise the tactics SEALs use to get the drop on their enemies.

"The last thing I want to do is endanger anybody," he said. "I think the good (of going public) outweighs the bad."

O'Neill, who last week began discussing his role in the bin Laden mission, was in Washington for a round of television and media appearances that drew both praise and criticism.

After helicoptering to the compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, assaulting the house and killing three men and a woman, some of the SEALs reached the third floor, where a CIA analyst had told O'Neill that bin Laden would be. O'Neill followed an unnamed point man into bin Laden's bedroom, he told the AP, and the point man tackled two women, believing they had a bomb, in what O'Neill calls an incredibly selfless act.

"A few feet in front of me, on two feet, was Osama bin Laden," O'Neill said. "I shot him three times in the head and I killed him."

Many are impressed by the deed, but not everyone is impressed with the telling.

"We work in secret and we pride ourselves on that, so if somebody comes out and spills this much, it angers the rest of us," Jonathan Gilliam, a former SEAL, said in an interview.

But Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles Burlingame was the pilot of the hijacked plane that crashed into the Pentagon, has said that O'Neill's descriptions were gratifying to the relatives of victims at a 9/11 museum ceremony where he donated the uniform he was wearing.

O'Neill's key role in the 2011 bin Laden raid was hardly his only brush with a high-profile mission. He was on the 2009 mission to rescue the captain of the merchant ship Maersk Alabama, who was taken hostage by Somali pirates. That episode was featured in the Tom Hanks movie "Captain Phillips."

And he was part of the group that helped retrieve Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of a four-man team attacked in 2005 while tracking a Taliban leader in Afghanistan. The Luttrell episode was featured in the 2013 film "Lone Survivor."

Long before those operations, O'Neill came to embody the dramatic transformation of the role of U.S. special operations over the last 13 years.

O'Neill joined the Navy in 1995, and in those pre-9/11 days, the SEALs did a lot of training with foreign militaries. High-risk operations in remote locations, let alone gun fights, were few and far between.

After the U.S. went to war against al-Qaida, the SEALs and other elite units were called upon for one combat mission after another - in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. O'Neill believes he killed more than 30 people.

His most fulfilling time as a SEAL, he said, came in Iraq in 2007, when he was going on multiple combat missions a night, stalking and killing insurgents and bomb-makers.

One current and two former SEALs, declining to be quoted talking about a sensitive matter, say it is not disputed that O'Neill shot at bin Laden. But Pentagon officials say it's not clear whose shots were the lethal ones.

Another SEAL, Matt Bissonnette, wrote a book about the raid, "No Easy Day." Bissonnette's account suggests the point man fired the fatal shots, and that he and a second SEAL, presumably O'Neill, shot bin Laden when he was already down.

O'Neill disputed the account of his former teammate, whom he calls a hero. Everyone who was a part of the bin Laden operation and others like it deserve recognition, he said.

"I got there because amazing men did amazing things," he said. "These are real people that have real families - that mow their lawns, can barely pay their mortgages and then they get called."

Posted  by  the in-house expert  :Mr. Humble

Witchy will be  back soon ,  hopefully .

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Selfies That Shouldn't Have Happened

Lady Gaga selfie - Photo courtesy of Imgur.
On first look, most people wouldn’t even notice that this was the Lady Gaga, but it absolutely is. She is known for her absolutely crazy fashion and abundance of flash, but this arguably “brave” selfie showcases her in an O’natural state with no make up. It’s amazing what makeup can do isn’t it?

Kim Kardashian selfie - Photo courtesy of Imgur.
Kanye’s main squeeze Kim Kardashian almost broke the internet with her famous, over the top butt selfie. She was known for always being a bit racy, but this was arguably a bit too much.

Minions Official Trailer

About Minions:
The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. After accidentally killing off so many of them—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without a master to serve and fall into a deep depression. 

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. 

The trio embarks upon an adventure that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation. 

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film. 

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Coroner: Robin Williams had no illegal drugs or alcohol in his system at death

Actor and comedian Robin Williams was sober when he committed suicide, according to a newly released coroner's report.

Williams' sudden death August 11 shocked the world, and many immediately speculated he had relapsed into his much-publicized addictions, but authorities say no illegal drugs or alcohol were present in his body at the time of his death.

Prescription drugs were in his system in "therapeutic concentrations," the coroner said, according to
CNN. His death was also formally ruled a suicide.

The acclaimed actor openly suffered from depression and anxiety and battled addictions to both drugs and alcohol.

He was also later revealed by his grieving widow Susan Schneider to have had early-stage Parkinson's disease.

Williams was found dead in his home by a friend. Investigators believe he was dead for at least few hours before being discovered.

He is believed by the coroner to have committed suicide by hanging himself with a belt from a bedroom door. Superficial cuts to his wrists believed to have been made with a pocket knife found nearby were also noted in the report.

Autopsy results were originally expected to be released September 20, then delayed to November 3 and finally released Friday.

Toxicology results normally take no more than six weeks to be released.

The 63-year-old Academy Award winner was a star of both television and movies.

His big break came in 1978 with a starring role in the television series "Mork & Mindy."

Williams' first starring role in a movie was in 1980's "Popeye."

Thursday, November 6, 2014

The Roving Reporter : Remember When: Fall always meant it was fair time

Remember in the good old days when we Shreveporters had FOUR distinct seasons? I’ve asked my friends and they remember wearing new sweaters and skirts to the first football game. That’s enough proof for me. So, I checked my calendar and to my wonderful dismay there it was Sept. 23, the first day of fall or autumn or whatever anyone wants to call it. I realize I’m a little late, but I was otherwise "occupied." So allow me to reminisce about "fall" in Shreveport as I was growing up.

Of all the beautiful trees that were planted in our yard, they insisted on dropping their leaves in the fall. The three pear trees in the frontyard dropped the most colorful leaves; variations of yellow, gold and orange. The two pin oak trees held on until they couldn’t brown!

Daddy took great pride in his yard’s appearance thus raking leaves took place almost every Saturday afternoon. Since the most convenient labor pool lived in his house, I was always chosen to find one of those metal-fingered rakes and get busy. Plans were always the same bargaining! After conferring with Susan ,Nee  and the others , we agreed that we would rake only if we could pile the leaves up, run and jump, rake them into another pile, set it on fire, and toast marshmallows. This definitely was an affair, which was enjoyed by the entire neighborhood provided they bring their own coat hangers already straightened! Are you picturing this in your mind’s eye? Hope so! This experience was definitely my initiation to fall.

After September we experienced our first school holiday Children’s Day at the Louisiana State Fair, always beginning about the third weekend of October. I had heard about the fair all of my life from my daddy, but until I personally attended, my life would not be complete. (As I look back what else did we have for entertainment?)

Daddy always took us to see the animals get off the train at the Murphy Street crossing and walk down Texas Avenue to the fair grounds. My baby sister rode his shoulders so she could see everything.! The neighborhood in which I grew up was bordered by Kings Highway, the Shrine Hospital, Samford Avenue and Woodrow Street. One of our most prominent neighbors was the Joe Monsour family of Jennings Place. Mr. Monsour was the general manager of the fair for probably 40 years. His two daughters, Mary Joe and Margaret Rose, would invite all the neighborhood children to climb into their truck and spend not one, but many afternoons after school at the fair. We would be on every ride, free, until we could hardly walk straight. The Monsour’s generosity during those growing-up years will never be forgotten.

Bands from all Caddo Parish schools would march in beautifully colored uniforms "down Texas and up Milam" with the streets lined with students and proud parents. Then on to the fair for an all-day-free admission to school children, who would have fun riding, eating, playing games, looking at exhibits, checking out the animal barns and storing away wonderful memories.

The grandstand was a huge structure from which my daddys’ 1960s fair days would include attending the horse and automobile races. In later years, Mr. Monsour brought in popular performers, singers, bands and nighttime entertainment. There’s nothing like having a show under the stars on a cool October night.

Located under the grandstand was a restaurant sponsored by a local church whose name I do not remember. They served the best food at the fair and my older sister  made us promise not to eat anywhere else. Of course I did, but only after stuffing myself with cotton candy and Wonderbars. I probably gained 5 pounds with each state fair.

Most of my memories of the fair took place in the  ’50s. But, the first time we took our daughters to the fair I could really enjoy the amazement in their eyes of seeing all those lights, rides, people and, of course, cotton candy.
The fair, for 108 years, has been a part of Shreveport’s history ... as well as my life over the years. I attended during every kind of weather you could imagine in short sleeves, coats or with a raincoat. I’ve probably only missed 10 fairs in my life. And I’ll miss this one.

From our neighborhood across from the Shrine Hospital going west, there was nothing but woods, cotton fields and a huge truck farm on the corner of Kings Highway and dirt-topped Linwood Avenue. Therefore, from my William Street home there was nothing to block the view. Every night after the grandstand show Mr. Monsour would have a huge fireworks display that would light up the sky for seemingly miles around. Feeling like a princess, I could be in my bed for 10 nights and have my own private fireworks show. What a life!
The fair won’t be the same as my memories, but they are mine and remain deep within my heart. It is still, "The Fair." Make your own memories it closes Sunday.

Thanx :     Emily Landrieu Hargrove

The Roving Reporter


Monday, November 3, 2014

The Roving Reporter : Opera & Casino Entertaiment

                Verdi's La Traviata Opera
Event Description
The last of the three great operas of Giuseppe Verdi's middle period, La Traviata is now one of his most popular works. The play details the ill-fated love affair between a young gentleman named Alfredo Germont and a terminally ill courtesan named Violetta. It is based on the play La dame aux camélias by Alexander Dumas, Jr., which premiered the previous year.

 About The Event
Admission:     $15.00
Venue: Shreveport RiverView Theater 600 Clyde Fant Pkwy, Shreveport, LA
Event's Website :
 Phone:318-227-9503 Date:

Saturday , November 15, 2014

7:30 PM to

No one puts on a show like Eldorado’s Celebrity Lounge, a
popular meeting place for locals and visitors alike. This elegant bar and entertainment venue offers live music, broadcasts of sporting events on our plasma and big screen TVs, and a wide array of cocktails and signature drinks. Enjoy theme nights and drink specials as you party to the best musicians in the South!Proper dress is required. To reserve your table in Celebrity Lounge, please email us at or call 318-658-5004.

Allure Ultra Lounge :
Hours of Operation
Thursday: 5pm-12am
Friday-Saturday: 5pm-2am
Sunday: 5pm-12am

Relax in luxurious seating areas designed for easy conversation. Dance in a skybox with unobstructed views of live music in Celebrity Lounge. Mingle at the lighted Avonite Bar, serving everything from beer and wine to classic and modern cocktails.

Provocative, sensuous, seduced by the sights and sounds of Allure Ultra Lounge.

The Shreveport night club scene will never be the same.
Allure Ultra Lounge only at Eldorado Shreveport.


Bossier City, LA 


Date:    Saturday  December  06, 2014  
Event Description:
One of the world’s finest singers is revisiting the music he grew up with, and adding a few new spins along the way. Neville’s first release for Blue Note Records is a collection of twelve classic doo-wop numbers, performed in his utterly inimitable vocal style, and co-produced by Blue Note President Don Was and Keith Richards

About The Event:
$45.00 - $70.00 BUY TICKETS
Venue: Margaritaville Resort Casino 777 Margaritaville Way, Bossier City, LA
Event's Website:

Phone:318-698-7177 Date:         Saturday , December  06, 2014
8:00 PM to 10:00 PM

  'The Roving Reporter'    

Saturday, November 1, 2014


"I did it, so what!"
With those shocking words, O.J. Simpson made a deathbed confession 20 years after the murders of his ex-wife Nicole and her friend Ron Goldman.

In a bombshell exclusive, The National ENQUIRER has learned the disgraced football great "came clean" to a "prison snitch."

The "snitch" said: "O.J. believes he’s going to be dead soon and doesn’t want to go to hell.

"He was determined to get it off his chest."

The prison insider told The ENQUIRER: "Now O.J., on his deathbed, has finally copped to the brutal slaughters of Nicole and Ron.

"He said, ‘I did it, so what!’
"O.J. added, ‘Yes, I killed the b---h and I’d do it again if I had the chance!’"

For the FULL STORY with ALL the details it’s only in the new ENQUIRER on sale now!
It’s been twenty years since the untimely murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend, Ron Goldman. Everybody knows who murdered them, but in what was considered a huge fail on the part of the judicial system, OJ Simpson got away with nary a prison sentence. Of course, karma would come back to bite him in the ass, since he later went to jail for armed robbery and is still serving out his sentence.

According to the latest cover issue of the National Enquirer, OJ Simpson has made a deathbed confession while in prison, admitting to murdering Nicole Brown Simpson and Ron Goldman. Apparently, OJ came clean to a prison ‘snitch’, with this snitch reportedly telling the Enquirer, "O.J. believes he’s going to be dead soon and doesn’t want to go to hell. He was determined to get it off his chest."

This insider also added, "Now O.J., on his deathbed, has finally copped to the brutal slaughters of Nicole and Ron. He said, ‘I did it, so what!’ O.J. added, ‘Yes, I killed the bh and I’d do it again if I had the chance!’"

Well, of course he would do it again he had the chance he didn’t get caught! He most likely brutally murdered Nicole and Ron and walked away scot-free, so he really didn’t pay any penance for that crime. It may have caught up with him later, but a twisted man is a twisted man. Prison clearly didn’t make much of a positive impact on OJ Simpson, but at least he’s admitting to the murders now fat lot of good it’ll do him from a prison cell. He’s been asking to be released on good behavior for the past few years, and the judge always turns him down. I can’t imagine this little admission accurate or not will do much to sway the judge in his favor.

Stay tune , updates  as they become available .