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Ariel Castro appeared in Cleveland Municipal Court Thursday morning and was ordered held on $8 million bond. Judge Lauren Moore calculated bail at $2 million per victim, including the little girl.
The 52-year old is charged with kidnapping Gina DeJesus, Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry and a six-year-old girl whom Berry gave birth to while she was being held captive. He is also charged with raping DeJesus, Knight and Berry.
Castro held two of the women captive in his Cleveland for a more than a decade. The other woman was held for close to a decade
Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus
Ariel’s brothers Pedro Castro, 54, and Onil Castro, 50, were released from custody. The two had been arrested after the women were freed on Monday. Investigator don’t believe they had anything to do with the kidnappings.
Ariel has not yet entered a formal plea.
Source: The Washington Post
There are many reasons why the first-week sales of albums could be a total bust. It could be due to terrible promotion strategies, a weak first single, and/or premature leakage. Whatever the case may be, there were definitely some albums in 2013 that didn’t rise to the occasion.
Thanks to Vibe, we provide several albums that didn’t hit the triple digit selling mark and why.
Trinidad James Don’t Be S.A.F.E.
1st week sales: 11,000
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: A majority of listeners downloaded the mixtape for free.
Joe Budden No Love Lost
1st week sales: 30,000
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: His exposure on Love & Hip Hop and his Slaughterhouse affiliation.
1st week sales: 29,446
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: Maybe the hashtag album title got people confused.
Tyga Hotel California
1st week sales: 51,466
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: It lacked a trendy single like “Racks.”
Snoop Lion Reincarnated
1st week sales: 21,301
Assumptions of why it failed to sell: The reggae style probably didn’t attract his regular hip-hop fans.
Olivia Sprauer’s teaching career came to an abrupt halt last month after the principal of the Martin County, Florida high school she taught at was sent some of her modeling photos.
Sprauer taught English at Martin High School by day and modeled under the name Victoria Valentine James in her spare time.
On April 29th she was called into the principle’s office and shown a photo that had been sent to the principal. Sprauer admitted it was her in the photo.
The principal asked for her resignation and had her escorted off campus.
Sprauer told WPTV that she wasn’t upset, but does miss her students. Check out some of her photos below.
Was it fair to fire Sprauer?
Miley Cyrus is on quite a roll. After her revealing photo shoot last week for V Magazine, the 20-year old singer follows that up by being named the No. 1 female on Maxim’s annual Hot 100 list.
The former Disney star revealed the news when she tweeted out a pic (up top) from the publication, ahead of Maxim’s official announcement.
“My 1st Instagram is dedicated to all my fans ❤ thank you for crowning me #1 Maxim Hot 100,” she wrote to her nearly 12 million followers after showing the photo.
Miley replaces Maxim’s 2012′s No. 1 hottest woman, model Bar Refaeli. We’ll reveal the full list once it’s announced.
Kobe Bryant and his mom aren’t seeing eye to eye on a proposed sale of some of his memorabilia. As a result they have wound up in court.
According to TMZ, Pamela Bryant was paid a $450,000 advance by Goldin Auctions of New Jersey for the right to sell a hundreds of Kobe’s possessions, which include game and practice jerseys from his days at Lower Merion High School, trophies, a 2000 signed All-Star game ball, his varsity high school letters, a Lakers jacket and shorts plus more.
Pamela claims her son gave her the items, but Kobe doesn’t agree and is attempting to block the sale.
Goldin has filed a lawsuit, naming Kobe as the defendant. They are asking a judge to declare Pamela the owner of the items so they proceed with the sale.
Recently, during a performance rapper Danny Brown received way more than a standing ovation.
A fan from the crowd literally pulled down his pants to perform the act of fellatio (the formal word for blow job).
Someone from the crowd posted a blurry image of the crazed fan in the middle of the act on Reddit.
That same person also made an allegation that the fan went backstage with Danny too. Is it possible that he returned the favor?
After the predicament, fans dived in head first into online conversations about what happened.
Even Kendrick Lamar felt the need to tweet a mouth full.
Since then, Danny has been busy retweeting props on his becuming experience.