From Huff Po:
The owner of a Georgia gas station and convenience store has sparked the ire of community members after posting a sign outside of his business featuring an anti-gay slur.
As WSBTV reports, the sign, displayed at PCA Food Store in LaGrange, Ga., uses an anti-gay slur to describe customers coming in with baggy pants.
“Since that sign went up there, I don’t see no pants down in my store, because they read the sign and they decide what they want to be," PCA Food Store owner Anil Patel told the news station. Customers seemed split on the news, although one of the store's clerks, who identifies as a lesbian, said she wasn't bothered by the sign.
An undeterred Patel has since said he hopes to have bumper stickers made with the slogan.
Last year, a lesbian couple dining at a North Carolina cafe was handed a letter from the restaurant's owner that decried homosexuality as being against God's will.
Similarly, a waiter at a popular Italian eatery in Kansas was shocked to find that customers had left behind an anti-gay message on their bill in lieu of a tip.
More Amy's Baking Company Hell RHU!
Last night there was a big surprise on the season premiere of Kitchen Nightmares as Gordon Ramsay revealed his side of the story, showed more footage, and a Kitchen Nightmares crew went to Arizona and interviewed the cat-loving psycho bitch, herself!
It's juicy fun for sure, especially when Amy talks about her cats. In short, they are just as insane as ever and it looks like they've sort of become a tourist destination. I don't know how much food they are actually selling -- or t-shirts, but they say they are not giving up.
If you don't have time to watch the full bucket of crazy, you can go to FOX later, but check out this hilarious short animated spoof that we somehow missed last year in posting all the memes that Amy inspired. It's so funny Gordon showed most of it on the episode!
After this terrible story goes viral, I'm sure Y Beauty may have to find a new strip mall and a new name!
HOUSTON— Deadra Pattum and her fiancé John Marsden have a bone to pick with Y Beauty Supply in southeast Houston.
The couple said they were humiliated inside the store last week when they stopped by to purchase some hair extensions.
“I’m not a thief,” said Pattum.
They said they were over-billed for a pair of $3 earrings they never took.
“I picked them up but I put them back,” said Pattum.
“The owner said you people always steal,” said Marsden. “And he said give me the earrings and I call police. My rights were revoked.
The couple claimed they were threatened and forced to remain in that store. Marsden said he was intimidated by the manager and ordered to strip down and be searched.
“So I took off my socks and shoes and I took off my pants,” said Marsden. “I was nervous."
Within minutes, a security officer showed up, and immediately looked at the surveillance video.
“She never left the counter with those earrings in her hand,” the guard said. “There was no evidence of shoplifting.”
Houston Police agreed. Their officers looked at the same video and found no evidence of shoplifting. Activist Quanell X is now involved.
“This was a classic case of racial profiling in its most humiliating form,” said Quanell X. “And something needs to be done about this.”
The owners of the store refused to discuss the specific incident but said shoplifting is a big problem at their business. But Pattum insists she and her fiancé did nothing wrong.
“Everybody doesn’t shoplift," said Pattum. "Everybody is not a thief. There are still honest people in the world.”
From Daily Mail:
Actress Katherine Heigl has filed a $6 million civil lawsuit against New York pharmacy Duane Reade for using her name and an unauthorized paparazzi photograph of her in its commercial advertising.
The actress is said to be livid that photographs of her leaving the New York store last month carrying several shopping bags were used by the company, who tweeted the snap along with the caption: 'Love a quick #DuaneReade run? Even @KatieHeigl can't resist shopping #NYC's favorite drugstore.'
The complaint said she was photographed in March near a Duane Reade store in New York while filming a new television series.
Duane Reade posted the photo on its Twitter and Facebook account with captions advertising the store without her approval, the complaint said.
Duane Reade did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
'We expect Duane Reade to pay for its willful misuse of Katherine Heigl's name and likeness,' said her lawyer Peter Haviland, adding that any money recovered would go to a charity she has supported for many years.
The lawsuit reads like a virtual résumé, though it greatly exaggerates the mom-of-two's career success, having failed to have a hit TV show or film since she left Grey's Anatomy in 2010 due
to her conflict with creator Shonda Rhimes.
'Plaintiff is a highly successful television and motion picture actress, producer and celebrity,' the documents read, listing her various credits. 'Plaintiff continues to be in high demand in the entertainment industry.'
It continues: 'A recent search for "Katherine Heigl" on the Google search engine returned over 3.2 million results.'
It also cites as many as 754,000 Twitter followers - which is in stark contrast to big-name stars such as her Killers co-star Ashton Kutcher, who has 15.9 million.
The lawsuit said the tweet featured a paparazzi photograph of Heigl which was also posted on Facebook.
It included a logo in the lower right corner that said, 'Just Jared,' referring to a celebrity news website specializing in paparazzi photographs.
It added that the actress 'is highly selective and well compensated' when she chooses to endorse a product or service. But she did not authorize the store to use her name, picture or image.
'Duane Reade is liable for not less than $6 million in compensatory and punitive or treble damages,' according to the lawsuit.
On Thursday a source told UsWeekly that the former child star had contacted the company before filing.
'Her attorneys reached out to Duane Reade after [the tweet] was posted,; the insider told the site.
'They called and asked for it to be taken down, and Duane Reade ignored them. She tried repeatedly to have this settled without a lawsuit.'
From Huff Po:
Better late than never.
A New York woman has finally received three letters mailed from loved ones. The letters just arrived 45 years late.
Susan Heifetz of Brooklyn received a call last week from the current tenant of an apartment she was once shared with her family. The man told Heifetz that a letter, dated June 26, 1969, had recently arrived for her, the Brooklyn Paper reports.
"I said 'tell me what else is on the envelope,' at which point she said to me 'on the back is a lipstick mark,' and at that point I started to cry," Heifetz told CBS New York. "This was my mother's thing at the time -- to always seal it with a kiss."
The letter turned out to be a birthday card from Heifetz's mother, who has since passed away.
But that's not all Heifetz received in the "snail mail." Days later, another letter mailed in 1969, written by a former boyfriend who was serving in Vietnam, arrived in the mailbox of Heifetz's former home. There was also an additional birthday card from her brother, Barry, that the Brooklyn woman's local post office intercepted.
The U.S. Post Office doesn't have an answer for why it took so long for the letters to arrive, but it's not the first time a note has arrived in the mail after decades. Last year, a postcard mailed in 1967 reached its final destination in Oklahoma 46 years later.
Despite the 45-year delay, it seems Heifetz is just happy to have the letters in her hands.
"I've been crying since Wednesday," she told the New York Daily News this week. "I'm flipping out. This is not normal to get three cards from 1969."
From Reddit: Sad green luggage was forgotten :(