In response to the death of Donda West, Kanye West’s mother, the California State Senate on Wednesday approved a requirement that patients be given a physical exam before elective surgery, according to the Los Angeles Times.
State Senator Mark Ridley-Thomas told the paper that the measure was in response to West’s death last November of complications related to cosmetic surgery. The family reportedly believes that a physical exam would have uncovered coronary artery disease.
“Many of us are concerned about the quality of care extended to those who receive elective surgery,” Ridley-Thomas said. The vote was 37 to 1.
The doctor who performed the surgery, Jan Adams, admitted to performing the operation but has denied any wrongdoing. In June, he was arrested for drunk driving, pleaded not guilty and was released on a $10,000 bond. He will return to court in October, according to Vacaville, California’s The Reporter.
Multi-platinum selling, Grammy Award Winning, Hottest MC Kanye West continues to make history as he plans on opening the first ever Fatburger restaurant in his hometown next month.
According to Chicago’s Crain Business, the hip-hop superstar’s company, KW Foods LLC, have uncovered details that show the popular food chain opening in southwest Chicago. They also have the rights to create up to ten Fatburgers in Chi-town and are expected to open the second one next January.
No specific date has been chosen for the restaurant’s official opening day but is anticipated to begin business sometime in September. A third location is currently in talks but will not be chosen until a lease is secured.
Gotta love the TakeOver.
Aston Martin has released the first image of its newest flagship – the limited edition One-77. Details are scarce, but the One-77 will be powered by a hand-built 7.0-liter V12 nestled inside an aluminum and carbon fiber chassis. 0-60 times are estimated at 3.5-seconds, with a top speed cresting 200 mph.
77 examples of the £1 million coupe will be produced and customers will be able to customize the bespoke supercar to meet their individual tastes. The One-77 will be revealed later this year (Paris?) and will go on sale shortly afterwards.
This will be the first all-new vehicle from Aston Martin produced after the brand was sold by Ford to a group of investors spearheaded by Prodrive's David Richards. We're also curious to know if the One-77 will play a part in Project Alligator, the rumored collaboration between Aston and Mercedes-Benz. All details will be revealed in due time. Until then let your eyes feast on the only image we have of the upcoming One-77 supercar.
orig. post by Ibn Jasper. So Sweet.
THE BEAN SCULPTURE BY ANISH KAPOOR
Location: in Millennium Park, Chicago.
It is made of 168 highly polished stainless steel plates, and stands at 33 feet high, 66 feet long, and 42 feet wide, weighing 110 tons.
MOS DEF. WHEN YOU GO TO CHICAGO, GO SEE THIS PIECE OF ART. ONE OF THE DOPEST THINGS IN THE US. ALONG WITH ME. peace
orig. post by K. West Blog.
Micheal Phelps recieved the Gold Medal in the 400 IM.
He also set a World Record. No big deal, b/c all he did was shatter his own World Record of 4 minutes, 5 seconds to now holding the record of 4 minutes, 3.84 seconds. Phelps is shooting for 8 straight Gold Medals. He already had 6, well now 7.
The opening ceremonies featured a full-field scroll, projection sphere and LED suits in of the largest displays of lighting technology in history.
I have seen a few Olympic Games and by far this show was the best show in history for an opening Ceremony to the Olympics. China did it Diddy style big at this Olympic.
FROM CNN: CHICAGO, Illinois (AP) -- Bernie Mac, the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated actor and comedian who worked his way to Hollywood success from an impoverished upbringing on Chicago's South Side, died Saturday at age 50."Actor/comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital," his publicist, Danica Smith, said in a statement from Los Angeles, California.She said no other details were available and asked that his family's privacy be respected.
The comedian suffered from sarcoidosis, an inflammatory lung disease that produces tiny lumps of cells in the body's organs, but had said the condition went into remission in 2005. He recently was hospitalized and treated for pneumonia, which his publicist said was not related to the disease.
Recently, Mac's brand of comedy caught him flack when he was heckled during a surprise appearance at a July fundraiser for Democratic presidential candidate and fellow Chicagoan Barack Obama.Toward the end of a 10-minute standup routine, Mac joked about menopause, sexual infidelity and promiscuity, and used occasional crude language. The performance earned him a rebuke from Obama's campaign.But despite controversy or difficulties, in his words, Mac was always a performer."Wherever I am, I have to play," he said in 2002. "I have to put on a good show."
Mac started his comedy career at age 8, with a standup performance at a church dinner. In 1977, at age 20, he took that act to comedy clubs in Chicago.His film career started with a small role as a club doorman in the Damon Wayans movie "Mo' Money" in 1992. In 1996, he appeared in the Spike Lee drama "Get on the Bus."Mac went on to star in the "Ocean's Eleven" franchise with Brad Pitt and George Clooney. His turn with Ashton Kutcher in 2005's "Guess Who?" -- a remake of the Spencer Tracy and Katharine Hepburn 1967 classic "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" -- topped the box office.Mac also had starring roles in "Bad Santa," "Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle" and "Transformers."In the late 1990s, he had a recurring role in "Moesha," the UPN network comedy starring pop star Brandy.The comedian drew critical and popular acclaim with his Fox television series "The Bernie Mac Show," which aired more than 100 episodes from 2001 to 2006.The series about a man's adventures raising his sister's three children won a Peabody Award in 2002. At the time, judges wrote they chose the sitcom for transcending "race and class while lifting viewers with laughter, compassion -- and cool." iReport.com: Share your appreciation for Bernie MacThe show garnered Golden Globe and Emmy nominations for Mac."But television handcuffs you, man," he said in a 2001 Associated Press interview. "Now everyone telling me what I CAN'T do, what I CAN say, what I SHOULD do, and asking, 'Are blacks gonna be mad at you? Are whites gonna accept you?"'He also was nominated for a Grammy award for best comedy album in 2001 along with his "The Original Kings of Comedy" co-stars, Steve Harvey, D.L. Hughley and Cedric The Entertainer.In 2007, Mac told David Letterman on CBS' "Late Show" that he planned to retire soon."I'm going to still do my producing, my films, but I want to enjoy my life a little bit," Mac told Letterman. "I missed a lot of things, you know. I was a street performer for two years. I went into clubs in 1977."Mac was born Bernard Jeffrey McCullough on October 5, 1957, in Chicago.
He grew up on the city's South Side, living with his mother and grandparents. His grandfather was a deacon in a Baptist church.In his 2004 memoir, "Maybe You Never Cry Again," Mac wrote about having a poor childhood -- eating bologna for dinner -- and a strict, no-nonsense upbringing.Mac's mother died of cancer when he was 16. In his book, Mac said she was a support for him and told him he would surprise everyone when he grew up."Woman believed in me," he wrote. "She believed in me long before I believed."
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