Walter Slonopas Quits Job After Being Given Satanic Omen No. “666″ By Employer On Documents & W-2 “If You Accept That Number, You Sell Your Soul To The Devil”
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Walter Slonopas had seen enough. After the company he worked for, Contech Casting LLC in Clarksville, Tenn issued him the number 666 for the third time on documents he quit, calling the number a satanic omen.
He was first issued an ID badge ending with the number when he was hired by the company in April 2011. He complained and received a new number. Several months later the company changed it’s payroll system and Slonopas was again given ID that contained the number. He quit, but later returned to work after the company apologized. The final straw for Slonopas came when he received his most recent W-2 form which also included the number 666.
“I cannot accept this number. If you accept that number, you sell your soul to the devil,” Slonopas told ABC News.
666 is considered the Number of the Beast by several religions. It is referred to in the Bible, in Chapter 13 of the New Testament Book of Revelation.
Slonopas says if he is not issued a new W-2 with a different number he won’t file his taxes.
Contech Casting LLC wants Slonopas to come back to work for them. They have apologized again, blaming the W-2 error on a company outside the firm that generates the tax forms by computer.
“We are certainly sorry he was put through all this,” said Robert LaCourciere, the vice president of sales and marketing for Contech Casting’s parent company, Revstone Transportation Group . “We hope he does contact us because we’d love to have him back at work.”
If you were Slonopas would you go back to work for this company?
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This courageous beauty turned tragedy to triumph…
July 27, 2012 – 1:15 PM
Three years ago, Clanese Monae turned tragedy to triumph. After her boyfriend was shot and killed at a barbeque, the 24-year-old turned to modeling, which granted a wish her late lover had always had for her and gave Clanese a way to channel her emotions. Now the San Diego native is giving all of herself to modeling, with dreams of building a Tyra Banks-like empire. XXL got with the voluptuous beauty to discuss her emotional connection to modeling, her ultimate goal and how she deals with crazy customers at her day job. — Calvin Stovall (@CalvinStovall)
XXLmag.com: How did you get into modeling?
Clanese Monae: The whole reason I got into it was because my ex-boyfriend was killed. My boyfriend at that time, he was killed in September of 09. And when we were together he used to always tell me that I should try and do modeling. He always really wanted me to model. I never wanted to do it, and then when he passed away since he talked so much during our relationship I was like, “Maybe I should try it out.” So I tried it out and I really liked it. He’s been gone almost three years in September, so I have been a model since ever since he passed away.
The Brooklyn rapper checks in with The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show and shares his thoughts…
October 9, 2012 – 3:21 PM
While many of hip-hop’s Jewish descendants are supportive of Rick Ross’ The Black Bar Mitzvah mixtape, former Bad Boy rapper Shyne wasn’t too pleased with Mr. Roberts’ decision for the title, or his career choices. On Hot 97?s The Cipha Sounds & Rosenberg Show, Shyne (who now refers to himself as Shyne Po) called in from Paris to share his thoughts on Rozay’s past occupation, Diddy’s disloyal antics, his Jewish ancestry, and his latest mixtape Gangland. —Jaeki Cho (@JaekiCho)
Just a few weeks ago, ‘Basketball Wives’ star Evelyn Lozada was involved in a domestic violence dispute with her husband Chad Johnson which left her with a huge gash on her forehead. Now for the first time, she is opening up in an exclusive interview with ABC’s Amy Robach, about the events leading up to the fight as well as what she would like for Chad to do if he would like for them to reconnect again. In between tears, she says that she just wants to hear him say, ‘I’m Sorry’ and she would like for him to get help. She also made it a point to mention that she is not the person that people see on ‘Basketball Wives’ while at home and she did everything she could to make Chad’s life better. ‘I was a good wife to Chad’.
Peep a few of the excerpts below:
On what she wants for Chad I would like for him to tell me that he got help and that he is working on himself, whenever I talk to my sister or my girlfriend, I always say I want the best for him. I really do! And he is a good guy who made a bad choice. He loves football, he is very driven, a great dad. He made a bad choice that destroyed his life and I hate that I’m connected to that, I do, but it was his choice. It wasn’t mine.
It would have to take sometime [for us to speak again]. I love him very much and I think that us being away from each other is the right thing. So when is he going to say sorry? [...] It’s the hardest thing in the world to walk away from someone that you really love/ But you have to walk away because I have to protect myself.
On the events leading up to the head-butting incident And then the next thing I know, he grabbed me by here [pointing to her head] and he head-butted me. I felt blood coming down my face… and I looked at him and I said, ‘You just head-butted me?’ And it just — everything just felt if it was in slow motion.
He was gone to me, like, it wasn’t him. He got out of the car, really, really quick and ran into the house, and I said to myself, ‘I need to get out of here.
On the decision to file for divorce I said to myself, ‘I’m never going to go through that again, ever. I don’t think any woman should ever have to feel like that or be fearful of her husband.
I was a very good fiancé and wife to Chad. I did everything I could to make his life better. The person on ‘Basketball Wives’ is not the person at home. I don’t think he would marry me if I was.”
This is definitely not the best week for rappers when it comes to the NBA.
Last night, Wale found himself in some drama while catching a Washington Wizards vs. Toronto Raptors game at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. It all allegedly started when Wale began trash-talking Raptors forward Rudy Gay from his court side seat which lead to some slick comments from play-by-play commentator Matt Delvin. He started going in on Wale by calling him a “local rapper” and saying things like, “A fan is heckling him, he’s a local rapper. WA-LAY. Maybe someone on twitter can let me know if they ever heard of Wale. He’s not Drake, that’s for sure.”
Wale heard about the insults and not only tweeted Delvin, “Shut Your Mouth” but proceeded to the commentator booth to approach the guy. Afterwards, Wale tweeted:
On the Internet when u defend urself ur criticized for being less of a man. There’s NO honor in defending yourself,or your name.
Somebody call u out your name . And you confront them . YOU wrong . So who u cheerin for the people who take insults in stride? Since when
Watch it all go down below:
Part 2 – Wale approaches the table
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Written by Jeff O’Connell, Editor-in-Chief of Bodybuilding.com and co-author of 50 Cent’s new fitness book Formula 50. The first thing I learned from Curtis Jackson III, a.k.a. 50 Cent, was to stay on my toes. He can change plans as fast as he spits lyrics, which I learned after signing on to work with him on our just-released fitness book, Formula 50.
After introductory phone conversations and e-mails, I was scheduled to meet 50 Cent in person for the first time at the G-Unit offices in Manhattan. I flew from Boise, Idaho, to New York City on a Tuesday afternoon. After spending time with 50 on Wednesday, I was set to make a short trip to Columbus, Ohio on Thursday for the 2012 Arnold Sports Festival. The Arnold would begin in earnest the day after my scheduled meeting with the hip-hop star.
Early on Thursday morning, my iPhone buzzed. Rasheem was calling, although I had no idea who Rasheem was. “50 wants you to fly with him to L.A. tonight,” he said. “Stand by for confirmation and details.”
Seven hours later, I was waiting for 50 and his crew at an airfield 30 minutes outside New York. When 50 arrived, he was with Team Mayweather, led by Floyd Mayweather, Jr., his close friend of seven years. This was many months before their much-publicized Twitter meltdown, and two months before Floyd’s victory over Henry Cotto. The rapper and boxer were heading to L.A. for a press conference promoting the fight—having flown in from L.A. less than 24 hours earlier.
The pilot headed to the cockpit and the flight attendant made her way through a cabin filled with seven or eight guys wearing crooked baseball hats of various teams, jackets matching the hats, and immense gold wristwatches—gifts from Mayweather to his crew. As casually as I exit a driveway, we were off. “I’m going out to support Floyd,” said 50, the outlines of buildings fading to specks of light through the window. “Boxing is a different excitement [from rap]. His passion for music is really what started the relationship.”
On the other side of the aisle, 50′s love of boxing runs deep. When he was a chubby kid, it was boxing, not music, that helped harden his body and sharpen his mind. In boxing, every chump’s gunning for the champ, and the same holds true in the rap game. As 50 puts it, “Right now, some producer is telling some kid, ‘That track was bangin’, you next.’ Challengers come from all corners, so you meet aggression with aggression.”
What do the world’s best-known rapper and the world’s best fighter talk about during a cross-country flight? Sports and women are recurring subjects; in other words, they talk about what the rest of us talk about. With no bell telling him to stop, Mayweather displayed boundless energy; he bobbed and weaved around the plane like he was still in the ring, an effect heightened when 50 told him to show me the speed of his jab, which stopped at the tip of one of my whiskers before I could blink.
50 was more measured and introspective, holding the center of gravity. Over five hours, I learned about his workouts, but I gleaned something even more valuable: the angles this highly unconventional man has played to build both his body and his empire. Here are the nine rules that help him in all facets of life, including fitness:
At the time, 50 was slated to shoot The Tomb with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sly Stallone. Even though both icons are 30 years older than 50, he knew they wouldn’t respect him if he showed up soft. “I can’t be with those guys and look like I’ve been off to see the wizard,” 50 told me. “You don’t want those older guys looking like, ‘You need some help?’”
What This Means For You This approach is key to maximizing your trainer/client relationships, no matter which side of the divide you’re on. As a client, if you show up on time, you’re raring to go, and you don’t punk out, your trainer will guided through a better workout. As a trainer, you earn respect—and loyalty—by treating each and every client as a fitness peer, not just an hour’s pay. In either case, preparation maximizes your return on investment.
To read the rest of the article and find out the eight remaining important rules 50 Cent lives by head over to Bodybuilding.com.
Formula 50 is out now. You can purchase a copy here http://www.thisis50.com/Formula50.
50 will be attending several book signings in the upcoming weeks at Barnes and Nobles stores in Las Vegas, Nevada, New York, New York, Clifton, New Jersey and Queens, New York. For the complete itinerary please click here http://www.facebook.com/50cent/events.
A Texas checkpoint of Nelly’s tour bus unearthed drugs and a gun, all of which one of the passengers admitted were his…
October 11, 2012 – 3:24 PM
Nelly was detained in Texas last night (October 10) after police found heroin, marijuana and a loaded gun in his tour bus.
TMZ reports that one of Nelly’s bus passengers, Brian Keith Jones, admitted the drugs and the gun were his and was subsequently placed under arrest. Nelly and the remaining five passengers were then let go.
After the St. Louis rapper’s bus was stopped at a border patrol checkpoint in Sierra Blanca, a drug-sniffing police dog detected drugs on board, according to TMZ. The celebrity news website says a conducted police search revealed 36 small baggies of heroin (.64 ounces) and over 10 pounds of marijuana stuffed in a large green duffel bag. In addition, a loaded .45 caliber pistol was seized.
The Sierra Blanca, Texas checkpoint is the same checkpoint in which Snoop Dogg was once arrested for drugs.
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STAR talks Miami Heat giving Chicago Bulls that work, the 50 Cent likes to feed his n*ggas craze, interview with URL boss Norbes, Charles Ramsey not being interested in reward money for saving the kidnapped women in Cleveland, Serius Jones coming back to battle rap and the crazy rumor circulating about Jay-Z/Foxy Brown and Jamie Foxx.
Radio legend Troi Torain (STAR) always delivers hard-hitting objective truth. As a culture critic he is vicious, as a businessman he is relentless, as a luminary he is un-matched.
Considered radio pioneers by many, Star & Buc Wild have set precedents on the urban landscape and were recently inducted into News One’s “Top 20 Black Radio Jockeys Of All Time.”
Star & Buc Wild made the national stage on MTV (1999) but it was their radio show on New York’s Hot 97 (2000 – 2003) that secured their place in Hip-Hop history.
Star & Buc Wild’s resume includes The Source magazine, MTV Networks, Hot 97, Power 104.1, Power 105.1, Pulse 87, Hip-Hop Weekly magazine, Vladtv, Thisis50, 100.3 The Beat and shot97.com and VH1 (Reality Television).
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May 10 2013
No matter what Chris Brown does in his career there are people who will never let him live down his past. Despite the hate, the Virginia superstar continues to crank out hit records.
He seems to have developed a thick skin recently and isn’t letting outside influences set him off as often as he had in the past.
He’ll need that new attitude when he takes a look at the latest poll from Public Policy Polling. PPP polled a group of Americans to get some insight into their least favorite pop stars. Chris took the top spot.
Jay-Z, Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Lady Gaga also made the top 5. Peep the top 10 list below.
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1. And the most disliked popstar in the country is…
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May 03 2013
As Olivia Pope on Scandal [my obsession], Kerry Washington is responsible for fixing D.C.’s high profile problems, and in Hollywood, Kerry is fixing the way black women are being portrayed on prime time television. As the first black woman to lead a network drama in 40 years, Parade magazine has not only featured her on the cover of Sunday’s issue, but they’ve also named her “The Game Changer,” which is exactly what she’s doing by shaking up those major networks portrayal of black women.
During her interview, Kerry revealed that she wasn’t really aware that they were setting out to make history and that the dysfunctional D.C. drama that’s shown on the show isn’t totally that far from the truth. She also dishes on whether or not she’s talked to President Obama about the show, her new role in Tyler Perry’s “Peeples” and what career she’d be in if this whole acting thing didn’t work out.
On Going From Working on Django to Immediately Working on Scandal
“I feel like I barely survived Django emotionally. The violence. Hearing the N-word every day. It cost me a lot psychologically, but it was worth it to tell that story.”
“I had two days between finishing Django and starting up again on Scandal. It was nuts. That first day back I had to walk across the Rose Garden in heels. I thought, ‘I don’t remember how to walk like Olivia Pope anymore. ‘ I’d been barefoot in the woods for months playing a slave.”
On Making History With Scandal
“I didn’t realize…when I was auditioning for the role. I knew that in my lifetime I’d never seen it. But it didn’t compute to me that I’d be making history. I just fell in love with the character.”
On the Dysfunctional Washington D.C. Portrayed in the Series:
“The story lines…push what’s possible. But there are stories on the news that change what we think is possible all the time. You hear about a governor who’s disappeared into the Appalachian trail because he has a South American lover, or somebody else’s behavior on Twitter. I mean, if you want to look at presidents having affairs—there are about four I can think of off the top of my head.”
On If She’s Ever Asked President Obama What He Thinks of the Show
“I haven’t wanted to ask the president his opinion of the show. But I have lots of friends in the administration who love it. We make D.C. look sexy and exciting.”
On How She Landed a Role in Tyler Perry’s Peeples
“I’m a goofy person. That’s how I ended up in Peeples. Tyler Perry saw me joking around…and said, ‘I had no idea you were this silly.”
On What She Would Be Doing if She Wasn’t Acting
[Although she won an acting scholarship to attend George Washington University, she majored in sociology and anthropology. “I wanted to study people. I thought I would either teach or be a shrink.”
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May 03 2013
Gucci Mane is once again a free man after being released from an Atlanta jail today. Guwop was originally arrested March 26th on aggravated assault in connection to an incident at Harlem Nights club in Atlanta.
Gucci stands accused of hitting a fan over the head with a champagne bottle.
The 1017 Brick Squad boss was released from Fulton County Jail on April 12th after posting $75,000 bail. However, he was arrested again the very next day for probation violations related to the assault charge according to TMZ.
Gucci’s attorney, Drew Findling, says his client is due back in court later this month.
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