Mos Def Sought in Vegas Over Camera Scuffle
Mos Def was being sought by police on an arrest warrant stemming from a scuffle with a photographer at a fashion trade show last August, authorities and the alleged victim said Thursday. “I had no idea who the man was,” said Volker Corell, 60, a Los Angeles-based photographer who said the 35-year-old rapper and actor, whose real name is Dante Terrell Smith, ripped his camera from around his neck Aug. 26. Corell said he was credentialed to represent a trade publication, and was taking photos at the Men’s Apparel and Garment Industry Convention in Las Vegas when he was allegedly attacked. He said the last four photos before his camera was broken clearly show Smith reaching toward him. “The last shot was his hands in front of the lens,” Corell said. Investigators expected Smith would turn himself by the end of the week to face a warrant charge of felony robbery and misdemeanor malicious destruction of property, Las Vegas police spokesman Ramon Denby said. Mos Def’s publicist, Carleen Donovan in New York City, did not immediately respond to messages seeking comment. The warrant was issued Tuesday, said Michael Sommermeyer, a court spokesman. (Continue Reading…)

Jennifer Hudson ‘Staying at Oprah Winfrey’s Home’
Jennifer Hudson is reportedly staying at Oprah Winfrey’s Chicago apartment as she mourns the murder of her mother, brother and nephew. The chatshow host is thought to have offered Hudson a place to stay after she returned to her hometown following the news. (Continue Reading…)

No Hidden White Bias Seen in Presidential Race
Whether whites supported Barack Obama or not, they don’t seem to have lied to pollsters about it. Obama’s election triumph on Tuesday presented no evidence of the so-called Bradley effect, in which whites who oppose a black politician mislead pollsters about whom they will vote for. Instead, national and state pre-election polls were generally accurate in reflecting voters’ preferences in the presidential contest. “I certainly hope this drives a stake through the heart of that demon,” Charles Franklin, a University of Wisconsin political scientist and polling authority, said of the Bradley effect. (Continue Reading…)

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