01 Jun 2012
- Written by Myron Mays
Remember Dennis Rodman, the colorful, flamboyant character who once played professional basketball? Once upon a time, this guy seemed to be on top of the world, an NBA star as well a very popular figure off the court as well. It seemed like everywhere you looked, you saw Dennis Rodman. The guy was exciting.
Now it seems as if his life has become an E True Hollywood Story, you know the ones that don't have a happy ending. As I type these words, former NBA star Dennis Rodman is in family court to be sentenced on four counts of contempt for failing to pay child support. Interestingly enough, he is not the only one having such an issue these days.
Rapper and reality show star Flavor Flav is facing about 180 days in jail for failing to pay the mother of three of his children over $111,000 in back support payments. A magistrate in Albany County, N.Y. called for the sentence and for his driver's license to be revoked as well. Amazingly, a revoked license might actually save him from the recent traffic violations he has been cited for lately as well.
"American Idol" judge Randy Jackson has been paying his but has recently been accused of not paying enough. The National Enquirer is reporting that Jackson's ex-wife, Elizabeth, had to fight to get more child support for their teenage daughter, an amount that reflects his increase since becoming the fixture that he is on the show. Jackson is estimated to be worth about $40 million.
Unless you've been on another planet, you have probably heard more about former NFL'er Terrell Owens financial woes than that you ever heard about him being on the field. He was recently on an episode of "Dr. Phil" essentially being hammered by his children's mothers for being a deadbeat dad and being hundreds of thousands of dollars behind on his child support payments.
I guess no matter how big you get or how far you fall, the children will always be there, so will their needs.
On a brighter note
"Men in Black 3" managed to push the "Avengers" into the number two spot this past Memorial Day weekend, pulling in a four day total of over $70 million, setting a record for the franchise.
I got a chance to take some "Myron" time this weekend and decided to catch a film. I absolutely loved it. As a matter of fact, it was my favorite out of the three. I think it was kind of creative plot wise how they went back in time to save Agent K from being assassinated. I don't want to give any of the movie away, but casting Josh Brolin as a young Agent K, was a genius idea as well.
While they are back in time, they also take that opportunity to give you a little background on Agent J's character as well. You'll be pleasantly surprised. If you haven't gotten a chance to check it out yet, take a couple of hours out of your schedule and check it out.
Ballet on Wheels presents 'The Wiz'
Follow the whimsical story of Dorothy, the Lion, Scarecrow and the Tin Man in this well-known 1970's urban musical as it comes to life via a modern day dance production. Set to the backdrop of jazz, modern ballet and hip-hop production numbers, this dance performance is a must see for all ages. Come on and ease on down the road and experience "The Wiz." Event information: June 2, at 7 p.m. and June 3 at 3 p.m. Age appropriate for grades K-12. Purchase tickets at balletonwheels.org, or call 901-870-4348,or visit http://www.eventbrite.com/event/2913066059!
Comedy & Spoken Word
Listen, learn, laugh, at Poetry and Comedy night hosted by The Immortal Hardface. This night will be epic. First local comics will grace the stage and then the second half you will be edutained by "The Art of Words" brought to you by "The Kings of Cometry": Hardface, Lenny Cain, Mista and Petty the Poet & other special guests. VIP tables are available and they include a CD and DVD. Call 901-569-6661 for details. Admission is $5 at The Zodiac Restaurant and Lounge at 6135 Mt. Moriah. This event will be recorded for DVD and CD.