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(The Root) -- Just when it seemed Charlie Sheen's story couldn't get any more depressing for him, his fans and his family, things have managed to take a turn for the worse. His estranged wife, Brooke Mueller, has been admitted to rehab for drug addiction, something she's struggled with for years.
Despite the fact that her twin toddlers with Sheen have previously been cared for by his first wife, actress Denise Richards, during some of Mueller's previous stints in rehab, Mueller has attempted to have the twins removed from Richards' custody. The reason, Sheen's lawyers allege, is that the $55,000 a month in child support that Sheen is paying Mueller is her sole source of income.
(The Root) -- When I heard that a golfer had made a "joke" about Tiger Woods and fried chicken, I had to double-check to make sure it wasn't 1997 all over again. That was the year Frank "Fuzzy" Zoeller was asked for his thoughts about Woods' impending success at the Masters, and he joked about Woods serving "fried chicken" or "collard greens" to celebrate his win. The remark cost Zoeller his primary sponsor, Kmart, and will likely overshadow his athletic successes in his obituary some day.
Ernest Owens rips into Kanye West's new single at the Huffington Post, lamenting that the singer knows more than other rappers, yet "does nothing to fix the problem."
Everyone has that one cousin in the family that never tends to shut up at the dinner table.
They complain about how the world is wicked and how all of us are just pawns in the middle of it. Some of what they say is enlightening, insightful, and makes sense. Yet, a lot of it gets mumbled in between blatant disrespectful rants and overblown ignorance. When it comes to hip-hop and mainstream music, that cousin would be Kanye West.
The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson gives perspective on the Associated Press scandal.
The Obama administration has no business rummaging through journalists' phone records, perusing their e-mails and tracking their movements in an attempt to keep them from gathering news. This heavy-handed business isn't chilling, it's just plain cold.
It also may well be unconstitutional. In my reading, the First Amendment prohibition against "abridging the freedom ... of the press" should rule out secretly obtaining two months' worth of the personal and professional phone records of Associated Press reporters and editors, including calls to and from the main AP phone number at the House press gallery in the Capitol. Yet this is what the Justice Department did.
Chicago rapper Chief Keef was arrested near Atlanta this week just two months after he was released from custody in Chicago for a probation violation, the Chicago Tribune reports. The controversial 17-year-old artist (real name: Keith Farrelle Cozart) was charged with one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct for smoking marijuana in a hotel room.
Chief Keef, 17, was arrested Monday afternoon at the LeMeridan Hotel at 111 Perimeter Center West in Dunwoody, north of Atlanta, according to a spokesman for the Dunwoody Police Department.