Investigators found that Jenner was driving “unsafe for the prevailing road conditions” because her SUV rear-ended a Lexus, pushing it into oncoming traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokeswoman Nicole Nishida.
Jenner was hauling an off-road vehicle on a trailer behind her Cadillac Escalade on Feb. 7 when she steered to avoid cars slowing for a traffic light in front of her. Jenner’s SUV rear-ended two cars, pushing a Lexus into oncoming traffic.
The Lexus driver, 69-year-old Kim Howe, was killed when her car was struck head-on by a Hummer.
The case will be presented to prosecutors for final review next week, Nishida said. The district attorney’s office will determine what charges Jenner ultimately faces.
If convicted of such a charge, Jenner could face up to one year in county jail.
Amber Rose has found herself in the middle of an LAPD investigation into a prostitution scam.
According to TMZ, authorities are probing a company that was soliciting models “for a paid celebrity photoshoot and clothing line.”
Aspiring models responding to the company’s Instagram ad were told Rose was a key person in selecting the models. The company was allegedly trying to lure the models into prostitution, and enticed prospects by setting up what they called a FaceTime session with Amber.
When the models called in, they saw Amber struggling with a bad connection, that eventually failed. What the models didn’t know … the company took an old video from Amber’s Ustream and made it look like she was actually on the phone. [Watch below.]
Eventually the company told the models they would be set up “on dates with rich guy,” with a catch. The company would text the model, asking if they would be willing to be intimate. If so, it would help them get bigger projects, and working with Amber might help them.
One of the models contacted LAPD Monday and filed a police report, claiming the company was trying to rope her into a prostitution ring. The LAPD is investigating.
A family source revealed to The Daily Mail Online that the singer believes he could have prevented Bobbi Kristina’s situation from resulting in her death if he had taken a more aggressive stance on getting her to go to rehab.
“Bobby has so much guilt that it is eating him up every day,” the source said. “He told me he should have insisted Krissy get help for her drug addiction, and he should have forced Nick Gordon to move out of her townhouse and leave her alone — legally, if necessary.”
The source went on to state that although Brown was aware that Bobbi Kristina’s issues with drugs stemmed from her upbringing in a drug and domestic abuse-infused household, he admits that he should have done more for his daughter, especially after the death of her mother Whitney Houston in 2012.
In expressing his guilt, the source mentioned that Brown cited the way Britney Spears’ dad, Jaime Spears, handled his famous pop star daughter.
“Bobby told me ‘I should have gone to court to get a judge to make Bobbi Kristina go to rehab and then become her guardian — like Britney Spears’ father did to save her,” the source said. “Bobby says he was her father no matter what age she was and he should have fought her or anyone else who stopped her from saving her from herself.”
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Floyd Mayweather Jr. began promoting his final fight by doing what he does best.
Fending off every attack with defense that looks effortless.
The pound-for-pound king of boxing insisted Andre Berto is a worthy opponent for his grand farewell when they made a joint appearance in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday, just over five weeks before they’ll meet at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 12.
“I don’t know why, but I’m just training a lot harder for this fight,” Mayweather said. “I just want to go out with a bang, I guess.”
Mayweather also repeated his declaration that this is the last bout of his career, although he grinned broadly while saying it. Mayweather previously retired in 2008, but it barely lasted a year.
“They say they’ll offer me a lot of money” to keep fighting, Mayweather said. “I have a lot of money. I’m OK. … It’s the end of my (Showtime) deal. I’m an old man now. I’m 38.”
Three months after Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) dominated Manny Pacquiao in the most lucrative fight in boxing history, the welterweight champion was in a noticeably upbeat mood as he began the difficult business of promoting his next bout with Berto. The former 147-pound champion has lost three of his last six fights, including two losses to fighters who have already lost to Mayweather.
Mayweather acknowledged the backlash from his choice of Berto (30-3, 23 KOs), but cited the challenger’s aggressive style and his own determination as reasons to buy the fight. Mayweather, who has knocked out one opponent in nine bouts since 2007, even promised an exciting fight to fans who still feel short-changed by his technical display against Pacquiao in May.
“With the way he comes, and with the way I’m going to come, if it’s not a knockout, there’s going to be some knockdowns,” Mayweather said. “A lot. And there’s going to be blood. There’s going to be knockdowns, and there’s going to be blood. A lot.”
Mayweather’s last bout raised his profile outside boxing to new heights, but also exposed him to unprecedentedly widespread criticism, with his legal history of violence against women spotlighted throughout the run-up to his win.
Contrasting sharply with the contemplative persona he employed in May, Mayweather was playful in his return to public appearances. He even commandeered a selfie stick to take a photo on the dais during the news conference.
Mayweather only turned serious Thursday when facing off with Berto for a photo opportunity. The fighters stared motionlessly into each other’s eyes for an uncomfortably long period of time.
Berto and Mayweather have been casual friends for several years, yet Berto didn’t disagree with the assertion that Mayweather is a boring fighter. Berto saw the fan reaction to Mayweather’s bloodless brilliance against Pacquiao, and the challenger promised to make Mayweather work harder.
“I know how people feel (after the Pacquiao fight), and it’s my luck that I come right behind that,” Berto said. “If I would have paid that type of money, I probably would have felt some type of way, too.”
Mayweather laughed off Berto’s first verbal jabs.
“Well, he’s fighting a boring fighter, but he’s getting his biggest payday,” Mayweather said.
Mayweather also defended his choice to put the fight on pay-per-view, asking an expected $75 to watch in high definition. Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe said that putting the fight on free CBS was “obviously something that we explored,” but the promotion didn’t have enough time to put together such a deal before Sept. 12.
The bout will complete Mayweather’s six-fight contract with Showtime, and he has repeatedly said he will walk away afterward. Yet Mayweather will face many temptations to continue, including the chance to surpass Rocky Marciano’s 49-0 record as the headliner in May at the opening of MGM Resorts’ $350 million arena on the Las Vegas Strip.
Mayweather previously quit his sport in June 2008, saying he had “decided to permanently retire from boxing” in his news release.
“We know that wasn’t nothing but a vacation,” Mayweather said with a laugh.
But even if he was returning to the boxing milieu for the final time, Mayweather projected an aura of calm before heading across the street to watch the WNBA’s Los Angeles Sparks.
“They always tune in,” Mayweather said of the haters. “They say one thing, but they do another.”
(Associated Press) — A shooting that started at a Toronto nightclub and then spilled onto the streets outside early Tuesday left at least two people dead and three others wounded, police said.
Police said they responded to a call about shots being fired at the Muzik nightclub on the grounds of the Canada National Exhibition.
The nightclub was hosting the official OVO Fest after-party featuring Toronto rapper Drake. It wasn’t immediately clear if he was present during the shooting.
Supt. Frank Bergen said the victims were a man and woman in their 20s and 30s. He said three other people were hospitalized with various injuries.
Police believe there could be more victims at other locations and urged citizens to contact authorities.
It wasn’t immediately clear if police had any suspects or made arrests, or what led to the shooting.
The venue is located across the bridge from the Molson Amphitheatre where the OVO Fest was being held. One victim died at the scene and another passed away at a local hospital. They were both described to be in their 20s or 30s.
(NY Daily News) — At least two people were shot outside a concert by rappers J. Cole and Big Sean in Holmdel, N.J. Monday night, police said.
The shooting was reported at 11:14 p.m., after the show headlined by J. Cole finished at the PNC Bank Arts Center, New Jersey State Police Sgt. First Class Gregory Williams told the Daily News. The victims, both men, are at a local hospital in critical condition, he said.
Witness Omayma Bougdour, 18, told the Daily News the shooting happened “over an argument” that broke out in the parking lot.
She said she heard gunshots while walking to her car.
“Everyone started sprinting and stampeding,” she said.
She saw two apparently injured men on the ground — one was “not responsive,” and the other was breathing heavily and begging for a drink of water, she said.
Another witness, Mike Lefanto, said he saw the two soon-to-be-victims speaking to a woman in the parking lot, “talking about her body.”
Out of nowhere, a man approached them and fired about seven shots, he said.
“He took those two dudes out right away,” said Lefanto, who was walking to his car with his 13-year-old daughter, Bella. “It looked like he knew what he was doing.”
A suspect has not been named, and police are searching a wooded area near the arena for the shooter, Williams said.
J. Cole is performing with Big Sean on Cole’s national Forest Hills Drive Tour, and they are due to perform at Madison Square Garden Tuesday. Their previous performance, in Toronto Sunday night, was cut short due to weather.
The stress of losing the daughter of husband Bobby Brown may be the cause of a seizure suffered by Brown’s wife, Alicia Etheredge.
Just hours following Bobbi Kristina Brown’s funeral, Etheredge, who has two children with the singer (including a baby girl born just three weeks ago) was rushed to an Atlanta hospital.
The couple’s other child is a 6-year-old son named Cassius.
Some media reports claim Etheredge was with family at a hotel in Atlanta when she started to experience symptoms. Emergency services were immediately called, and she was rushed to a nearby hospital by ambulance. Etheredge is said to have entered the hospital on her own, but with assistance. It is unclear, however, what caused the seizure.
Apparently, Etheredge has a history of seizures. She also experienced one in 2012 in a Kissimmee, Florida hotel room while husband Bobby Brown was doing a sound check before his concert with group, New Edition.