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Posts Tagged ‘Tupac Shakur’

Chuck Philips’ Story a Sham?

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The Smoking Gun reports that the records the LAT used to uncover “new details” in Tupac’s murder were fake. According to the LAT:

Los Angeles Times Editor Russ Stanton said today he will launch an internal investigation into the authenticity of documents used in a story last week asserting that the newspaper had uncovered new evidence implicating associates of rap impresario Sean “Diddy” Combs in a bloody 1994 assault on hip-hop superstar Tupac Shakur.

Stanton ordered the review after the editor of the celebrity-centric website, The Smoking Gun, told the newspaper that he had reason to doubt The Times’ account and in particular the FBI records that were supposed to buttress the story.

The website this morning posted a story saying the records — purportedly statements by an unnamed informant to an FBI agent, which the newspaper posted on its website — appeared to be forgeries. The Smoking Gun (www.thesmokinggun.com ) said the documents seemed suspicious for multiple reasons, including the fact that they appeared to be written on a typewriter, rather than a computer, and included blacked-out sections not typically found in such documents.

Oops.

Field’s Variety Free-For-All

Is Sally Field a secret gangsta rap enthusiast? Well, not so much. But today on Variety.com’s fun regular feature, Pushy Questions, the award-winning thesp (Emmy nominated this year for her ensemble turn on ABC’s Brothers and Sisters) reveals that one of the songs that means the most to her is Tupac Shakur‘s “Dear Mama.”

Why?

Because her son gave it to her, she tells the trade paper. Another interesting note in the breezy Q&A is the list of people she’d like Variety to poll next. On Field’s short list are some heavy-hitting politicos, one terrorist and one starlet turned tabloid regular: George W. Bush, Hillary Clinton, Lindsay Lohan, Osama bin Laden, and Nelson Mandela. Check out the full interview here

- Chris Gardner

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