beyonce2_500x375.jpgL’Oreal denies lightening Beyonce’s skin in ad
Cosmetics giant L’Oreal is denying it lightened Beyonce’s skin tone in an ad. “We highly value our relationship with Ms. Knowles. It is categorically untrue that L’Oreal Paris altered Ms. Knowles’ features or skin tone in the campaign for Feria hair color,” the Paris-based company said in a statement sent to the Associated Press through the singer’s representative. The ad is in the current edition of Elle magazine. L’Oreal, the maker of Garnier hair care and Lancome cosmetics, is the world’s largest cosmetics maker. A representative for Beyonce said the singer would have no comment beyond L’Oreal’s statement. (Continue Reading…)

Detroit Mayor Spends Night in One-Man Jail Cell
Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick spent the night in a one-man jail cell with no TV and a phone only for collect calls, the consequence of violating his bond in a criminal case that has dogged him for months. His legal problems could get much worse. State police have wrapped up their investigation of a confrontation between Kilpatrick and a sheriff’s detective who claims he was pushed while recently trying to serve a subpoena on the mayor’s friend. Michigan Attorney General Mike Cox scheduled a news conference Friday morning to announce the results. Kilpatrick’s legal team was not optimistic, predicting that some kind of charge was a “done deal.” “If they want to bring the charges, let’s go. It’s the only way to get it resolved,” defense attorney Jim Parkman said. (Continue Reading…)

Man Held in Florida for Threat to Kill Obama
A man with self-described mental health problems was ordered held without bail in Florida on Thursday on charges that he had threatened to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama or President George W. Bush. Raymond Hunter Geisel was arrested by the Secret Service in Miami on Saturday after making threats before other participants against both Bush and Obama at a bail bondsman’s training course, according to federal court papers. (Continue Reading…)

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