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Well and truly down wit’ da style, US judge Deborah Servitto recently mistook a Michigan Courtroom for the set of Eminem’s hit movie 8 Mile.
Her Honour delivered a judgement in rhyming rap, which dismissed DeAngelo Bailey’s $1 million lawsuit against the mega-star as crap.
Bailey claimed a 1999 Eminem song had falsely accused him of assault in the schoolyard, but according to Servitto the action was somewhat marred.
And it goes a little somethin’ like this: ”Mr Bailey complains that his (Eminem’s) rap is trash, so he’s seeking compensation in the form of cash.
“Bailey thinks he’s entitled to some monetary gain, because Eminem used his name in vain.
“The lyrics are stories no one would take as fact, they’re an exaggeration of a childish act.
“It is therefore this court’s ultimate position, that Eminem is entitled to summary disposition.”
Alarm bells jingle
Santas hiding a skeleton or two in their sacks may be prevented from assuming Queensland’s festive thrones this Christmas, AAP reports.
The State Government last week said it would look closely at a scheme forcing would-be Santas to undergo criminal checks before donning the white beard.
The idea to vet Father Christmas comes as part of a review of Queensland’s Commission for Children and Young People, currently being conducted by Premier Peter Beattie’s office.
“You tell me a person outside school teachers and some other professions who spends more time with children than Santas,” Beattie challenged reporters.
Ken Turner, a former parliamentary colleague of the premier and professional Santa, also weighed in on the debate by saying amateur Kris Kringles posed the greatest risk.