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BRITNEY SLAPPED WITH A LAWSUIT BY FORMER MANAGER!

A PICTURE OF THE TWO FROM BETTER DAYS!

Britney Spears’ former manager and friend Osama “Sam” Lutfi has filed a lawsuit against the singer and her parents for libel and defamation. Lutfi filed his claim Tuesday in Los Angeles Superior, just three days after a judge granted Spears’ father a restraining order against Lutfi and paparazzo Adnan Ghalib. The lawsuit provides pages of Lutfi’s version of events, including his claim that he urged the singer to reconcile with her parents. Spears’ father, Jamie, now serves as her conservator after taking control of her life a year ago with a court’s permission. Lutfi’s libel claim cites Lynne Spears’ recent book, “Through the Storm,” and says it is filled with “false statements.” An e-mail sent to Spears publicist seeking comment was not immediately returned Tuesday afternoon.

THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ACTOR WANTS TO DO ONLY HIP HOP MUSIC NOW!

DO YOU THINK HE IS SERIOUS ABOUT THIS?

Joaquin Phoenix says there’s no hoax about it: He really has given up acting to become a hip-hop musician. Phoenix has been spending his time laying down tracks for a rap album in the recording studio he built at his home, the two-time Academy Award nominee said Tuesday in an interview to promote what he claims is his final movie, “Two Lovers.” After video hit the Internet last month capturing part of Phoenix’s debut rap performance at a Las Vegas club, speculation swirled that he was perpetrating an elaborate practical joke. “I don’t know where that comes from,” Phoenix said. “If it comes from people that I’ve had a falling out with, that are
(ticked) off at me?” The video shows Phoenix, in a long, scraggly beard, rapping nearly inaudibly and ends with him losing his footing and falling off the stage. It was an inauspicious start, but Phoenix was adamant that his hip-hop career is real. “There’s not a hoax,” Phoenix said. “Might I be ridiculous? Might my career in music be laughable? Yeah, that’s possible, but that’s certainly not my intention.”

THE INSITE AND USA1 GOING AT IT IN THE ROLAND MARTIN POST – DON’T MISS IT!

USA1 SAYS THERE’S NO NEED FOR ANY BLACK GROUPS, THE INSITE SAYS GET REAL CLOWN!

In the Red corner is USA1 and in the Blue corner the Insite. Are you missing out on the big debate? Click the link below to go there:

LINK: http://carey2.blogspot.com/2009/02/roland-martin-is-headed-to-houston-for.html

WHO WOULD YOU VOTE FOR IN THE NEXT MAYORAL RACE?

YOU MUST VOTE AGAIN…I LEFT OUT A NAME IN ERROR. SORRY…THE INSITE!

LET THEM KNOW WHO YOU SUPPORT!

There’s a poll going on here on the Insite. Who would you like to see as the next Mayor of Houston. The candidates are listed to the left of the blog. Vote and let the public know who you feel is the best candidate!

ANOTHER OBAMA NOMINEE WITH TAX PROBLEMS!

THERE WAS A TAX LIEN ON HER HOME FROM 2005!

An Obama administration official says Nancy Killefer is withdrawing her candidacy to be the first chief performance officer for the federal government.

The official said the 55-year-old executive with consulting giant McKinsey & Co., will detail her reason for pulling out later Tuesday.

When her selection was announced by President Barack Obama on Jan. 7, The Associated Press disclosed that in 2005 the District of Columbia government had filed a more than $900 tax lien on her home for failure to pay unemployment compensation tax on household help.

Since then, administration officials have refused to answer questions about the tax error which she resolved five months after the lien was filed.

MICHAEL STEELE TAKES OVER THE GOP!

WILL HE MAKE THE REPUBLICAN PARTY MORE ATTRACTIVE TO MINORITIES?

Michael Steele makes history as the first black chairman of the Republican National Committee, and as a rare winner — at least in part — of an outside game in what is usually an insider’s contest. He won with 91 votes, 6 more than he needed, over South Carolina GOP Chairman Katon Dawson.

Steele’s victory also marks a decision by some GOP leaders that to elect a man associated with an all-white country club — when America just elected a black president, and the GOP itself runs a risk of being branded an all-white club — was too big a risk to run.

Steele ran in large part on his ability to rebrand the party and to do battle on cable news. Though he is, in fact, quite conservative for the spectrum of American politics, he wasn’t the conservative choice, and his win marks a real defeat for elements of the party’s conservative wing. For younger Republicans and those seeking a dramatic break from the past, he was the choice, and his win suggests that the party is emerging from the phase of denying that, in the wake of its 2008 rout, it has a problem.

WANDA ADAMS LAUNCHES SERIES OF COMMUNITY MEETINGS!

IT’S ALL ABOUT PUBLIC SAFETY!

City Of Houston Council Member Wanda Adams in conjunction with Police Chief Harold Hurtt are conducting four separate forums examining public safety and preventive measures to reduce crime in several communities. At a later date a press release and other notifications will be generated regarding the subsequent forums in March and April.

The first two of four forums will be held on the following dates and respective locations:

Thursday, February 5, 2009 – 3826 Wheeler Avenue, Houston, Texas

Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church (Christian Life Center)

6 p.m.– 8 p.m.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 – 5525 Hobby Rd, Houston, Texas 77053

Ft. Bend Boys and Girls Club

6 p.m. – 8 p.m.

In 2008 the City of Houston endured a slight violent crime increase. Law enforcement officials have cited that there are no easy answers for the spike, as recognized by Capt. Mark Eisenman, with HPD’s crime analysis stated in the Houston Chronicle, “I wish I knew,” he said. “We’re certainly going to attack that issue in the coming year.” The concern is widespread. Council Member Adams is facilitating the aforementioned forums to educate the community. “Public Safety is my number one priority. Citizens, community organizations, and civic clubs working in conjunction with law enforcement as a collaborative effort can make an impact in our communities”. These forums hope to address a crime heightening in several specific areas where increased visibility and community involvement is taking shape in response to the boost.

It is the goal of the Council Member Adams and Police Chief Hurtt to inform and engage these specific areas in hopes of replicating the success the City of Houston has endured with non violent crimes, falling 10 percent in 2008.

For additional information on the intricacies of these public safety forums please contact:

Community Liason/ Communications Director

Jeron Ravin

The Office Of Council Member Wanda Adams

INSITE CHAT TONIGHT AT 10:30 PM!

Hey guys,

we haven’t chatted on here in a while. Let’s get together tonight at 10:30 pm and discuss whatever is on your mind. See you there or be square!

PASADENA MAN ACCUSED OF RUNNING OVER AND KILLING 5 YEAR OLD!

POLICE SAY HE KNEW HE HIT THE GIRL BUT REFUSED TO STOP!

A Pasadena man could soon face upgraded charges after police say he ran over a little girl and left the scene of a domestic squabble. That little girl has died.

The man is identified as 31 year old Luis Alonzo Aguilar. Police say he hit a 5 year old little girl Sunday night in Pasadena.

Click here to see the full video story by FOX 26’s Isiah Carey.

Investigators say Aguilar, the boyfriend of the five year old’s mother, got into argument with the girls biological father. But police say Aguilar fled the scene to avoid a physical altercation with his girlfriend’s ex-husband.

When Aguilar pulled off from the Pasadena home he ran over the child who died today.

Assistant Police Chief Bud Corbett says Aguilar knew he hit the girl and still refused to stop and render aid. The 31-year-old was caught by police a few hours later.

He was found sitting in the parking lot of a grocery store in Pasadena. Aguilar is being held in the Pasadena Jail until he’s officially charged and then transferred to the Harris County jail.

The father of the little girl declined to comment on Sunday night’s incident. The child’s name has not been released by police.

FOX 26 NEWS IS OFFICIALLY IN HIGH DEFINITION NOW!

YOU CAN SEE THE INSITE BETTER THAN EVER NOW!

I’m excited to tell all of you FOX 26 viewers out there that we officially went high-def today. If you tune in on your high definition television sets you’ll see the graphics, set, and pictures almost look 3-D with the excellent quality signal we’re sending out. We did rehearsals all day Saturday and officially flipped the switch for the 9pm newscast that night. Make sure you check it and the Insite out each day at 5pm and 9pm!

CURRENT STIMULUS BILL CALLS FOR MORE TAX BREAKS FOR BUSINESSES!

WILL TAX CUTS JUMP START THE ECONOMY?

The Senate’s current version of an economic stimulus bill offers billions more in business tax credits than the House plan does.

Both versions would allow money-losing companies to get refunds on taxes they paid on profits in previous years. But the Senate bill offers more ways to do it and that could add up to more than $15 billion in payments to those companies.

The total cost of the Senate package stands at about $890 billion, compared with $819 billion for the plan the House passed last week.

The tax packages in both are aimed at getting individuals and companies to spend money at a time when most are inclined to cut back and save. The business tax credits seek to help struggling companies stay afloat and reward companies that invest and expand.

The Senate is scheduled to begin debating its package today.