Nurse Nina Pham to Sue Dallas Hospital, Cites Negligence in Care for Ebola Patient

Nurse Nina Pham to Sue Dallas Hospital, Cites Negligence in Care for Ebola Patient

Nurse Nina Pham to Sue Dallas Hospital, Cites Negligence in Care for Ebola Patient

Dallas nurse Nina Pham, who contracted the deadly Ebola virus while caring for Thomas Eric Duncan, the first diagnosed case in the U.S., will file a lawsuit against the Dallas hospital on Monday, alleging negligence in preparedness of nurses. She claims the hospital made her a “symbol of corporate neglect.”

“I wanted to believe that they would have my back and take care of me, but they just haven’t risen to the occasion,” Pham told The Dallas Morning News last week in an exclusive interview.

Pham says she will file a lawsuit Monday in Dallas County against Texas Health Resources alleging that while she became the American face of the fight against the disease, the hospital’s lack of training and proper equipment and violations of her privacy made her “a symbol of corporate neglect — a casualty of a hospital system’s failure to prepare for a known and impending medical crisis.”

She says that Texas Health Resources was negligent because it failed to develop policies and train its staff for treating Ebola patients. She says Texas Health Resources did not have proper protective gear for those who treated Duncan. Source: Dallas Morning News

The hospital issued a statement: “Nina Pham bravely served Texas Health Dallas during a most difficult time. We continue to support and wish the best for her, and we remain optimistic that constructive dialogue can resolve this matter.”

Nick Gordon Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Roswell PD

Nick Gordon Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Roswell PD

Nick Gordon Seeks Temporary Restraining Order Against Roswell PD (Photo Credit: Instagram)

NICK GORDON LAWSUIT:  The AJC is reporting that Bobbi Kristina Brown’s boyfriend, Nick Gordon, is seeking a temporary restraining order to bar Roswell police from carrying out a “search warrant involving a security camera.” Um, so if he wants to dispel any suspicion about his involvement in something untoward to Bobbi Kristina, wouldn’t he give the police everything they want?

The filing also seeks to stop the company Nest Labs from complying with the warrant, issued on or about Feb. 12, documents show.

“The Search Warrant violates the Fourth Amendment in that it is overly broad and seeks private data ‘without limitation,’ and fails to narrowly limit the scope of the data sought by date or other characteristics,” court documents say.

On February 12, 2015, Nest notified via email its customer, Nicholas Gordon …that it had received ‘legal process’ for data and documents related to the account and that it intended to comply.”

The issue is an unjust breach of privacy, the documents say:

“Privacy, in the context of stored information includes the right to control how stored information is communicated and prevent its abuse. lt is more than just confidentiality of data. The Fourth Amendment of the United States Constitution implicitly governs in its very core that Americans have a reasonable expectation of privacy which inherently extends to the right to control their own data and access thereto.”

Documents go on to say “there is an insufficient link between the crime alleged in the Search Warrant, specifically ‘possession of a controlled substance.’” Source: AJC

UPDATE: Nick Gordon’s lawyers, Joe Habachy and Randall Kessler, issued a statement saying, “To protect his client’s interests, Mr Habachy filed the Temporary Restraining Order. “However, Mr Gordon has since elected to dismiss the claim in an effort to help Roswell PD speed up their investigation.”

Sudanese Child Refugees Sue “Good Lie” Producers Over Non-Payment

Sudanese Child Refugees Sue "Good Lie" Producers Over Non-Payment

Sudanese Child Refugees Sue “Good Lie” Producers Over Non-Payment (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

The Foundation for Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan filed a lawsuit accusing the producers behind The Good Lie, which stars Reese Witherspoon, of using their “life stories but reneged on an agreement to pay them,” Variety reports.

The Foundation for Lost Boys and Girls of Sudan and 54 refugees in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Atlanta, contend that they gave interviews as the project was being developed and were promised that that the foundation would be the sole beneficiary of any fundraising efforts associated with the movie.

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The suit says that during a videotaped meeting on April 15, 2013 with Molly Smith of Black Label Media, one of the production companies behind the movie, she said, “The most important thing that was said here today was you asked a question, ‘Do you feel you should be compensated for your story?’ And the answer I can say, because it’s my company and my studio, is absolutely.”

Who Built Mystery Tunnel Found Near Pan Am Games Venue in Toronto?

Who Built Mystery Tunnel Found Near Pan Am Games Venue?

Who Built Mystery Tunnel Found Near Pan Am Games Venue? (Photo Credit: CBC Video Screengrab)

Who built the tunnel found near the site of the Pan Am Games in Toronto? Was it the government, drug traffickers or terrorists?

The tunnel was dug in the woods near Toronto’s Rexall Centre and York University’s Keele campus. It was large enough for a person to stand in, at around 2½ metres in height, and was about seven metres long. The tunnel had lights inside, powered by a generator, and the walls and ceiling were reinforced.

Sources told CBC News that the tunnel was filled in by authorities.

A Toronto and Region Conservation Authority employee reportedly found the tunnel while walking near the TRCA headquarters at 5 Shoreham Dr. in mid-January. The employee, who was carrying out day-to-day activities, noticed a piece of corrugated steel in the woods, and when it was lifted, the tunnel could be seen about three metres down.

The TRCA told CBC News on Monday that it is aware of a police investigation.

Authorities have essentially ruled out the possibility that the tunnel was going to be used as a drug lab or marijuana grow-op, according to sources. It likely took weeks if not longer to dig, and the earth excavated from the tunnel appears to have been removed from the site to help avoid detection. Source: CBC

Watch more on the mystery tunnel:

Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle Joins “Dancing With the Stars”

Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle Joins "Dancing With the Stars"

Legendary Entertainer Patti Labelle Joins “Dancing With the Stars” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Legendary entertainer Patti Labelle will join the upcoming season of Dancing With the Stars. She is partnered with Artem Chigvintsev.

In addition to Labelle, Olympic gymnast Nastia Liukin and LMFAO’s Redfoo are Michael Sam; actress Suzanne Somers; Rumer Willis, daughter of Bruce Willis and Demi Moore; Willow Shields, who played Primrose Everdeen on The Hunger Games; Noah Galloway, an Iraq war veteran and model Charlotte McKinney.

The new season of Dancing With the Stars premieres on March 16. We will be rooting for Miss Patti!

Richard Pryor’s Widow Jennifer Lee Pryor Blasts Bill Cosby as a “Piece of Sh*t”

Richard Pryor's Widow Jennifer Lee Pryor Blasts Bill Cosby as a "Piece of Sh*t"

Richard Pryor’s Widow Jennifer Lee Pryor Blasts Bill Cosby as a “Piece of Sh*t” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

BILL COSBY SEX SCANDAL: Richard Pryor’s widow, Jennifer Lee Pryor, blasted embattled actor/comedian Bill Cosby, describing him as “a piece of sh*t” who “had sex with everything that moved.”

Pryor also called Cosby a hypocrite on the podcast, “Alison Rosen is Your New Best Friend.”

She said: ‘Bill hated Richard because he “worked dirty.”  Bill worked clean, so therefore, you know-Bill’s just a f*cking hypocrite and dirty on the inside.”

Jennifer Lee Pryor added, “It was a well-kept secret that Bill f*cked everything that moved.” “This kind of sh*t that we’re finding out about is beyond.”

Listen to Jennifer Lee Pryor blast Bill Cosby:

Giuliana Rancic Blasted for Saying Zendaya “Smells Like Weed” Over Dreadlocks

Giuliana Rancic Blasted for Saying Zendaya "Smells Like Weed" Over Dreadlocks

Giuliana Rancic Blasted for Saying Zendaya “Smells Like Weed” Over Dreadlocks

Giuliana Rancic was blasted by Black Twitter after critiquing Zendaya’s look on the red carpet ahead of the Oscar Awards.

During Monday night’s Fashion Police Oscar recap on E!, Rancic commented on Zendaya’s dreadlocks saying, “I feel like she smells like patchouli oil or maybe weed.” Um, wrong choice of words.

Zendaya took to Instagram and Twitter to put Giuliana on blast:

A photo posted by Zendaya (@zendaya) on

The response on Twitter was fierce:

Giuliana Rancic tweeted an apology for Zendaya weed diss:

Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit with $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit

Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit with $20 Billion Discrimination Lawsuit

Comcast, Al Sharpton Hit with $20 Billion Racial Discrimination Lawsuit (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Comcast and Al Sharpton have been hit with a $20 billion racial discrimination lawsuit filed by a black media association, as the FCC decision on the cable giant’s merger with Time Warner Cable looms.

Here’s more from the Hollywood Reporter:

The complaint, filed in California on Friday, comes from the National Association of African-American Owned Media, which also filed a similar suit against AT&T and DirecTV in December.

This time, the plaintiff is not only targeting both Comcast and TWC — on the eve of the two companies merging to become what would be the largest pay television distributor in the United States — but also various African-American advocacy groups and MSNBC host Al Sharpton for allegedly facilitating discrimination.

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The lawsuit goes on to say that Comcast made large cash “donations” to obtain support for its acquisition. The money includes $3.8 million to Sharpton and his National Action Network. The money, it’s charged, was meant to pay Sharpton to endorse the NBCU deal and divert attention away from discrimination. As for Sharpton’s MSNBC gig, the complaint says, “Despite the notoriously low ratings that Sharpton’s show generates, Comcast has allowed Sharpton to maintain his hosting position for more than three years in exchange for Sharpton’s continued public support for Comcast on issues of diversity.”

Bill O’Reilly’s Ex-CBS Associates Beg to Differ About His “War Stories”

Bill O'Reilly's Ex-CBS Associates Beg to Differ About His "War Stories"

Bill O’Reilly’s Ex-CBS Associates Beg to Differ About His “War Stories” (Photo Credit: Wikipedia)

Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly’s professional reputation continues to take a hit, but he’s still crying foul. It’s not just one CBS associate who’s calling his war stories a crock of sh*t. There are actually seven former associates disputing his claims. Here’s an excerpt from posted on Facebook by Eric Jon Engberg:

O’Reilly has said he was in a situation in Argentina where “my photographer got run down and hit his head and was bleeding from the ear on the concrete and the army was chasing us.” The only place where such an injury could have occurred was the relatively tame riot I have described above. Neither Doyle, who would have been immediately informed of injury to any CBS personnel, nor anyone else who was working the story remembers a cameraman being injured that night. No one who reported back to our hotel newsroom after the disturbance was injured; if a cameraman had been “bleeding from the ear” he would have immediately reported that to his superiors at the hotel. This part of O’Reilly’s Argentina story is not credible without further confirmation, and O’Reilly should identify the cameraman by name so he can be questioned about the alleged injury.

Bill O’Reilly wrote about the “combat situation” in his No Spin Zone book:

A major riot ensued and many were killed. I was right in the middle of it and nearly died of a heart attack when a soldier, standing about ten feet away, pointed his automatic weapon directly at my head.

Jim Forrest, who was a sound engineer for CBS in Buenos Aires at the time, addressed Bill O’Reilly’s claims that people were killed. He told CNN, “There were certainly no dead people. Had there been dead people, they would have sent more camera crews.”

O’Reilly took a different position in his memoir:

One of the cameramen, however, got trampled, and all of us got banged up in the panic. Many, including me, were teargassed.

Manny Alvarez, who was a cameraman said, “Nobody remembers this happening. If somebody got hurt, we all would have known.”

Once again, O’Reilly took a different position:

This was major violence up close and personal, and it was an important international story.

So much for Bill O’Reilly slamming Mother Jones and David Corn as engaging in a hit job on him. There are people out there who are now speaking up about Bill-O’s half-truths and embellishments.

Brown Family Disputes Nick Gordon’s Claims He Isn’t Allowed to Visit Bobbi Kristina

Brown Family Disputes Nick Gordon's Claims He Isn't Allowed to Visit Bobbi Kristina

Brown Family Disputes Nick Gordon’s Claims He Isn’t Allowed to Visit Bobbi Kristina (Photo Credit: Twitter)

The Brown family released a statement disputing Nick Gordon’s claims that he isn’t allowed to visit Bobbi Kristina Brown, who is hospitalized at Emory University Hospital after being found unresponsive in a bathtub at her Roswell, Ga.

Gordon tweeted:  “Let me in the hospital to see my girl and let her hear my voice SHE WILL WAKE UP!!!” He followed that up with a second tweet:  “If she hears MY voice let me massage her, play her favorite music I believe it will help. If you ask Bobby anything abt he cannot answer”

Bobby Brown’s legal counsel Christopher Brown of Brown & Rosen LLC, released a statement Saturday saying, “To address the continued and never ending media requests for comment about Mr. Gordon’s requests to visit Bobbi Kristina, let me be very clear, Mr. Gordon was offered an opportunity to potentially visit Bobbi Kristina and he declined to meet the terms of any possible visit. We are only concerned with individuals that can help Bobbi Kristina and bring resolution to this investigation. Obviously Mr. Gordon is not as desperate to visit Bobbi Kristina as he wants the world to believe.”