beyonce+mtv+faceBeyonce Sued by Abercrombie & Fitch Over Fragrance
Fierce is the battle against a pop diva’s perfume. Abercrombie & Fitch, the apparel chain known for its racy marketing and casual look, has sued Beyonce Knowles to try and stop the singer from launching a new line of fragrances. In a federal lawsuit filed on Tuesday in Columbus, Ohio, Abercrombie claims a fragrance under the singer’s “Sasha Fierce” label “poses a likelihood of confusion” with the retailer’s own “Fierce” brand. In English vernacular “fierce” means “cool” or “fabulous.” (Continue Reading…)

White House Deflects Charges of Racism Leveled at Opponents
Robert Gibbs, the White House press secretary, pretty much rejected today the views of former President Jimmy Carter, who publicly characterized as racist the remarks made by Representative Joe Wilson and the motives of some angry protesters against President Obama’s policies. At the White House briefing, Mr. Gibbs repeatedly reverted to quoting from his television interview on Sunday, before Mr. Carter injected yet another level of highly charged views into a boiling flashpoint aimed at Mr. Obama. Mr. Gibbs echoed sentiments among administration officials in recent days, by seemingly and deliberately tiptoeing around the race question, preferring to paint the often vociferous opposition as rooted in upset over the economic downturn and fear. (Continue Reading…)

Feds: Tashawnea Hill Beating May Be Hate Crime
The FBI is investigating a beating of an Army reservist in front of a Morrow Cracker Barrel as a possible hate crime. Police charged Troy Dale West Jr. with kicking Tashawnea Hill and yelling racial slurs at her in front of her 7-year-old daughter. West, 47, was released from the Clayton County jail Friday om a $12,150 bond. On Wednesday, the Atlanta office of the FBI confirmed they have launched a “preliminary” investigation, at the request of Morrow Police. “The information gathered during the FBI’s investigation will be reviewed jointly by the U.S. attorney’s office in the northern district of Georgia and the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division in D.C.,” FBI spokesman Stephen Emmett said. (Continue Reading…)

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