Daily New Feed 9.15.08


Hudson to Wed Reality TV’s ‘Punk’
The secret is out —Jennifer Hudson is engaged. The singer-actress’ boyfriend, David Otunga, proposed to “The Secret Life of Bees” star over the weekend, according to People. “I can confirm that Jennifer got engaged to her boyfriend David on Friday night in LA,” her rep told the mag. Otunga, better known as “Punk” from the VH1 reality show “I Love New York 2,” gave his love an unexpected gift when he reportedly proposed on Jennifer’s birthday with a Neil Lane diamond ring. The couple has been dating less than a year. (Continue Reading…)

Kanye West Speaks On His Arrest
Despite his reputation for openly voicing his frustrations, Kanye West chose a rather mellow response to being arrested Thursday morning (Sept. 11) at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on a felon vandalism charge. The rapper/producer, who was released Thursday afternoon on $20,000 bail, briefly spoke out on his LAX altercation with paparazzi members and arrest shortly after his release on his blog. “We back in the lab!!! I’m cool with the paparazzi,” West wrote. “This guy wasn’t cool. I gotta work now… I’ll rant later!” (Continue Reading…)

Rove: McCain Went ‘Too Far’ in Ads
Former Bush adviser Karl Rove said Sunday that Sen. John McCain had gone “one step too far” in some of his recent ads attacking Sen. Barack Obama. Rove has leveled similar criticism against Obama. “McCain has gone in some of his ads — similarly gone one step too far,” he told Fox News, “and sort of attributing to Obama things that are, you know, beyond the ‘100 percent truth’ test.” The Obama campaign immediately leaped on the quote. “In case anyone was still wondering whether John McCain is running the sleaziest, most dishonest campaign in history, today Karl Rove — the man who held the previous record — said McCain’s ads have gone too far,” said campaign spokesman Tommy Vietor, in a statement sent to reporters minutes after Rove’s on-air comments. Rove masterminded both of President Bush’s successful White House bids. Rove said both candidates need to “be careful” about their attacks on each other. (Continue Reading…)

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