“No apology, no nothing,” White wrote. White says he won’t stop talking about the incident until “that racist cop” is reprimanded and punished. “We’ve been conditioned to just think that it’s OK — that we have to just sweep it under the rug,” White told HLN. “But we’re not doing that no more. We’re fighting.” By Monday morning, the story had received nearly 700,000 views — making it the fourth most-viewed iReport of all time — and hundreds of comments about racial profiling and law enforcement in South Carolina and elsewhere. Many readers said they had experienced similar situations. Actress Kinnik Sky was among those who shared the story on her Facebook page. Sky, who was born and raised in Columbia, South Carolina, said she knew White and Johnson’s account “to be absolutely true.” “I was like, ‘Wow, boy can I relate,’ because I am fearful of the cops as a whole, especially in South Carolina. My experiences have always been horrible.” The former “American Idol” finalist said whenever she returns from Los Angeles to her hometown she gets stopped by police “80% of the time” and questioned about drugs. On a recent trip she was “stopped, pulled over and questioned about every drug known to man,” she said. What’s your reaction to White and Johnson’s story?
Uncredited/ASSOCIATED PRESS It’s been two decades since Meg Ryan starred in the famous romantic comedy, ‘Sleepless in Seattle,’ a film written and directed by Nora Ephron. “Living in New York makes you different,” Ryan’s friend, writer Delia Ephron, told People . “Los Angeles is just about movies. New York is about so much more than that, and so is Meg.” NCP/Star Max/FilmMagic Meg Ryan with boyfriend John Cougar Mellencamp in June 2013 in New York City. Ephron, is the sister to the late Nora Ephron, who directed “Sleepless in Seattle” and “You’ve Got Mail,” which are two of Ryan’s most iconic romantic comedy roles. Nowadays, Ryan is rarely seen on the big screen and has settled into life in downtown Manhattan with boyfriend since 2010, singer John Cougar Mellencamp, and her adopted daughter Daisy, 8. Ryan was previously married to actor Dennis Quaid before the scandalous end to their nearly 10-year union after news broke in 2000 that they both had been unfaithful. Splash News/Splash News The “When Harry Met Sally” star opened up to I nStyle Magazine in 2008 about her affair with fellow actor Russell Crowe on the set of “Proof of Life” eight years prior. She explained what it felt like to go from “America’s sweetheart” to a “scarlet woman.” Dan Callister/Getty Images Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid attending the premiere of Quaid’s film, ‘Savior,’ in October 1998. It had been reported on June 29, 2000 that the couple had separated after nearly 10 years of marriage. “My time as a scarlet woman was really interesting.
Meg Ryan trades Hollywood spotlight for quiet life in New York
(Christina House / Los Angeles Times / February 4, 2013) Also By Tiffany Hsu September 30, 2013, 2:48 p.m. Fredericks of Hollywood, a local lingerie brand that competes with behemoth Victorias Secret, is considering a proposal from some of its largest shareholders that would take the company private. The Hollywood underwear seller said Monday that it received a non-binding offer from a group of investors last week. HGI Funding, TTG Apparel, Tokarz Investments, Fursa Alternative Strategies and Arsenal Group — which collectively own the vast majority of Fredericks outstanding shares of common stock — said they would pay 23 cents a share for the rest of the pot. The deal would represent a 28% premium on Fredericks 18-cent closing price Friday. The stock closed up nearly 17%, or 3 cents, to 21 cents a share Monday. Fredericks has been considering a sale for more than a year, saying last summer that it was exploring strategic moves. In June, the company said it suffered a net loss of $375,000, or 2 cents a share, for the third quarter that ended April 27 after earning $3.3 million, or 9 cents a share, in the same period a year earlier. Revenue slid nearly 23% to $23.3 million from $30.2 million a year earlier. Same-store sales fell 20.5%. The company sells intimates through 112 retail stores, a catalog and a website. ALSO: