These parents give whole new meaning to the phrase "keep the home fires burning."
Karen and Herchel Brown have been charged with trafficking and unlawful transaction with a minor after selling pot to their own teenage son!
Ch-ch-check out the video (above) for the whole story of the
Green Brown family!
And just be glad they don't have roots in your community!
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Jesse Eisenberg knows a thing or two about exotic birds, having voiced a macaw in the smash hit, Rio.
In the animated film, Rio and his friends have to deal with illegal trafficking of exotic birds and the destruction of wildlife and the habitation.
Jesse wants to urge potential owners to be cautious when deciding to buy a exotic bird.
The actor says the following:
If an animal’s natural home is in the wild, then chances are, that’s where it belongs. Unfortunately, the demand for these intelligent, complex creatures – whether captive-bred or wild caught – is decimating the wild parrot species.
Watch (above) as Jesse preaches the importance of letting wild birds be wild.
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Wonder if she had the same sentiments when Demi Moore was playing her!
Gloria Steinam is speaking out about appearing in the Linda Lovelace biopic, Lovelace, as played by Sarah Jessica Parker, and the feminist theorist reveals that although she and the actress have chatted in person and over the phone, she doesn't care how she's portrayed - so long as the film's message gets across!
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So much for better luck in 2011!
A man who was wanted by authorities on several drug trafficking and weapons charges was apprehended earlier in the week at an Ohio Chuck E. Cheese!
Deputies, working with U.S. marshals, discovered Kippy Hall in the bathroom of the children's restaurant, and he is now being held in the Clark County Jail!
Well, at least no one was shot or abducted this time!
Maybe their luck is turning around!
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Tis the season to be jolly!
Rapper and all around mogul Jay-Z is giving his cousin, a convicted drug trafficker, a second chance and offering the recently released inmate a job at his Roc Apparel Group.
Jay-Z has written a letter to a federal judge on behalf of Emory Jones, who he actually "worked" for before his rap career took off, reading:
"I believe his attributes - including intelligence, interpersonal skills and solid work ethic - will be a significant asset for my organization… he is an honest and reliable individual; it would be a privilege to offer him an opportunity."
The letter was included in a sentence reduction plea for Jones, who pleaded guilty to a cocaine trafficking charge in January 2000.
Jay referred to his relationship with Jones in a 2006 song called "Do U Wanna Ride", which features lots of references to his locked up pal and what they'll do when he gets out.
Sounds like Jay-Z was planning this job offer for some time.
Good luck with the new job, Emory!
[Image via HRC/WENN.]
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Demi Moore and Ashton Kutcher are backing the U.N. in their fight against human trafficking, an atrocity that affects an estimated 2.5 million people in the world.
The duo spoke briefly at the launch of the new U.N. Trust Fund for Victims of Human Trafficking, where U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon outlined a new global action plan for countries and organizations to coordinate efforts against organized sexual exploitation and forced labor.
"Help us spread the awareness and bring a spotlight on this atrocious issue," Moore said, with Kutcher adding: "we are failing option-less victims."
The duo has been busy all year combating this issue and creating the Demi & Ashton Foundation, which combats the organized sexual exploitation of girls around the globe.
This couple is so great! Despite the media whirlwind they’re going through, they’re still able to focus on charity!
[Image via WENN.]
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Gioia Bruno, the leader singer of still-touring '80s girl group Expose, has been charged with trafficking methamphetamines in the amount of 28 to 200 grams!
A source says:
“She has been running with a rough crowd. Gioia has been on and off drugs for years, and I am worried about her health and well-being. She claims that she was set up and was only doing it [selling drugs] because she hit rough financial times. The case isn’t closed yet and she’s been cooperating with police investigators in exchange for a lesser sentence. Celebrity Rehab has called two years in a row to have her on. She needs to get sober, but she refuses to admit she even has a problem.”
Yuck, yuck, and yuck!
It is certainly time for rehab, gurl! Why not go on the show and at least get some publicity in exchange for sobriety?
[Image via WENN.]
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