FOR THE LAST FORTY YEARS IT HAS BEEN ONE OF THE MOST SUCCESSFUL HORROR MOVIE FRANCHISES IN THE COUNTRY…AND IT STARTED RIGHT HERE IN TEXAS.
AS WE MOVE CLOSER TO HALLOWEEN OUR ISIAH CAREY EXPLORES THE CREEPY HOMES THAT HAVE BECOME PART OF THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE LEGEND.
CNN Money: Disney (DIS) said Sunday that its blockbuster broke the $1 billion mark around the world faster than any other film in history.
The sci-fi adventure movie reached the milestone 12 days after its global release. That is one day earlier than the previous record holder — Universal’s “Jurassic World,” which was released earlier this year.
The seventh film in the “Star Wars” saga has made $544.5 million in the U.S.
After only 10 days, it is the fifth biggest film in U.S. box office history.
“The Force Awakens” made $1 billion in half the time it took another Disney hit franchise, Marvel’s”Avengers: Age of Ultron,” to do so this summer.
The film also just had the best Christmas day at the box office, and it captured the biggest second weekend, raking in $153.5 million.
“The Force Awakens” has also won accolades with fans and critics. It holds a 94% score on review site RottenTomatoes.com and has even garnered some Oscar buzz.
The world domination of “The Force Awakens” is far from over, however.
The film has yet to open in China, the second biggest film market in the world. It will open there on January 9.
You might as well call it a death sentence if you’re an elected official who is labeled a racist in this day and age. That’s unless the people who vote for you at the polls don’t really have an issue with someone who has a soiled past wrapped in a Confederate flag.
That’s the problem Waller County Sheriff Glenn Smith is facing.
Smith runs the jail where 28 year old Sandra Bland was found dead on July 13th. Investigators and the Harris County Medical Examiner say it was a suicide while some in the public insist it was murder behind bars.
That controversial death has made Smith public enemy number one and with that title comes the usual. The Factor has learned Sheriff Smith has received several death threats since Bland’s story gained national attention.
Reliable sources say those promises of death to the Sheriff started rolling in after the Prairie View graduate and Chicago native’s death became a rallying call on social media.
The threats could also explain why Sheriff Smith allowed Captain Brian Cantrell to conduct one of the most important press conferences Monday since the story first broke last week. Captain Cantrell was tasked with answering questions from the news media after he released the video of Bland’s last few hours alive in the Waller County jail. Visibly absent at the press briefing was Sheriff Smith.
Smith has been a controversial figure since being fired from the Hempstead Police Department back in March 2008. Back then the city council accused Smith of targeting Blacks in the community and shoddy police work. Then Mayor Michael Wolfe told the Factor by phone there was no one specific reason why he was fired but several and they gave Smith the chance to resign but he refused.
In the meantime, we have learned some residents of Waller County will attend the Commissioner’s Court meeting Wednesday and ask for Sheriff Smith to resign.
LaVaughn Mosley, a good friend of Sandra Bland, says it’s time the Sheriff Smith steps down.
Moseley says he will make his call for a resignation public at the 9:00 a.m. session that’s open to the public.
There’s no word if Sheriff Smith will attend.
Note: A request for information on the death threats against Smith has not been answered as of yet by the Waller County Sheriff’s Office!
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After a short investigation it appears the fire two weeks ago at the beloved Burger Park in Houston was an accident.
Jay Evans with the Houston Fire Department days the fire was caused by a spark from an exhaust fan over the grill.
Evans says when the device malfunctioned it spit out a spark that hit the grease and caused the fire at the 47 year old business on Martin Luther King in South Park.
There’s no word yet if Burger Park known for its burgers and slushies will reopen.
I will check with the owners and keep you updated.
A call to the business early Thursday morning went unanswered.
It was Tuesday afternoon when I decided to pull the arrest record of the Minnesota Viking’s star player who’s at the center of a firestorm.
I went online to the Montgomery County District Clerk’s website and Adrian Peterson came right up.
The electronic data included his indictment, bond conditions, and arrest report.
After viewing the documentation for a while I noticed something disturbing that also stood out.
I noticed the information released by the clerk’s office could be a gold mine for an identity theft thief on the prowl.
The documents not only contained Peterson’s name and date of birth but it gave the multimillionaire’s driver’s license and social security numbers.
Give that critical and sensitive information to the dumbest criminal and they could open credit accounts, buy a car, or even a house in the name of Adrian Peterson.
We alerted Peterson’s legal team immediately.
The spokesperson (Mary Flood) for the case was shocked and outraged.
The next day because it was after business hours we decided to contact the clerk’s office in Montgomery County.
The secretary at the office admitted they made a mistake but when the actual clerk was asked about the release of the sensitive information she simply said no comment.
When I decided to check the information online again after alerting the clerk it was gone.
Instead of the criminal file containing six documents there were only two and visibly missing was the record showing Peterson’s social security and driver’s license numbers.
Montgomery County criminal defense attorney Rick Bass says typically this type of sensitive information is blocked online with all defendants.
All of this comes just days after Peterson was arrested for going too far with disciplining his 4 year old son at his Woodlands estate last May.
Peterson was indicted on injury to a child which carries a two year prison sentence if convicted.
This security breach with Peterson’s personal information came just hours before the Minnesota Vikings suspended the star running back.