Retired Las Vegas metro police officer Chris Carroll recently gave an interview to Vegas Seven about how he was the first officer on the scene on September 7, 1996, the night that Tupac Shakur was gunned down and killed. A lot can happen in a guy’s head in 18 years, after he’s had plenty of time to think about what he witnessed that night, but he told the website with great detail how Mike Tyson fights were especially terrible for the Vegas strip, because it was the “Super Bowl of the pimp/whore/gangster crowd,” and he just knew “that bad stuff was going to happen.”
That bad stuff was Tupac being murdered, but Carroll claims that not only was he the guy who pulled Tupac from the car, but he also tried to get the rapper to tell him who shot him.
Tupac Shakur, who was shot to death in 1996, joined Dr. Dre and Snoop on stage last night to close out Coachella and perform “Hail Mary” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted”. Live. Sort of live. Ok he was a 3D hologram (the Japanese have been doing this for years, btw). It’s worth noting that his set began on time, so yes, even dead people can get their ass on stage faster than Axl fucking Rose.
DAVE CHAPELLE – is creating a new show that will air on a subscription service like Netflix or Hulu, where all the best comedies are found. (the daily)
TUPAC – would have been 40 today, and his 1996 murder is still unsolved, but yesterday a man claimed that he was hired by rap mogul James Rosemond to rob and shoot Tupac. Pac survived but later was killed in a similar ambush. Rosemond is denying these charges, but we should tell him Justin Bieber called him a fag and dared him to retaliate just in case. (fox)
OPRAH WINFREY – has a plan to boost her fledging cable network, OWN; “I have a dream of O.J. Simpson confessing to me. And I am going to make that happen.” And I have a dream where the guards forget to search OJ before leaving him alone with Oprah, and then things don’t go so well if you catch my drift. (thr)
BELEN RODRIGUEZ – did a photo shoot today in Ibiza, Spain, and who is Belen Rodriguez, you may ask? She’s a model from Argentina who looked better in these pictures before I opened the thumbnails but after I bought them from the photo agency, that’s who. (splash)