It’s been a crazy week for hip-pop, y’all! Find out what sent Samuel L. Jackson into a tail spin, which VH1 star is accused of breaking the law and much, much more.
The interview took a turn for the worst when Sam asked, “Did you get a lot of reaction from that Super Bowl commercial?”
“What Super Bowl commercial?” Jackson replied, clearly confused.
Obviously embarrassed, Rubin looks around off camera before attempting to go on with the interview. Before he can continue, he’s interrupted by Jackson who went on a two-minute rant we’ll never forget.
“You’re as crazy as the people on Twitter,” he said. “I’m not Laurence Fishburne. We don’t all look alike. We may be all black and famous, but we don’t all look alike, you’re busted.”
The interviewer attempted to apologize, but was interrupted yet again by the 65-year-old actor.
“You’re the entertainment reporter from this station?” He asked. “And you don’t know the difference between me and Laurence Fishburne? There must be a very short line for your job.”
“My mistake, I apologize,” Rubin said. “Let’s talk about ‘RoboCop.'”
“Oh hell no!” Jackson said. “Really? I’m the other guy.”
“There’s more than one black guy doing a commercial,” he said. “I’m the ‘What’s in your wallet?’ black guy. Morgan Freeman is the other credit card black guy. You only hear his voice though so you probably won’t confuse him with Laurence Fishburne.”
Rubin tried several more times to get the interview back on track, but his attempts were futile.
Sam Rubin isn’t the only one in hot water. Former Basketball Wives star Laura Govan is reportedly being accused of violating federal law following an incident in Oakland, California.
According to Radar Online, Govan was hit with a $170 thousand dollar lawsuit in November 2013 by G & G Events. The company claims that the former reality TV star unlawfully aired a boxing match in their bar and made a profit from it.
“On December 1, 2012, Defendant Laura Sylvia Mendoza Govan, or by specifically directed the employees of Kimall’s Carnival to unlawfully intercept and broadcast Plantiff’s Program at Kimball’s Carnival,” the lawsuit states.
“The actions of the employees of Kimbal’s Carnival are directly imputable to Defendant by virtue of ownership of Kimball’s Carnival.”
While Laura is in fact listed as the Primary Owner and Licensee on the bar’s liquor license, the company claims she acted maliciously and attempted to harm the company by not paying a licensing fee.
In happier news, The Good Wife star Melissa George recently welcomed a baby boy!
The 37-year-old gave birth to a son, Raphael Blanc, on February 6.
WELCOME TO THE WORLD! OUR BEAUTIFUL SON Raphaël Blanc just born at the American hospital of Paris. THERE ARE NO WORDS TO DESCRIBE THE LOVE.
— Melissa George (@TheMGeorge) February 10, 2014
Lastly, it’s a sad day for Mob City fans. TNT has officially canceled the series, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“Mob City was created as a three-week television event and we are incredibly proud of the six hours we presented of this remarkable drama. Although the ratings of the limited series haven’t warranted more hours we are eager to work with Frank Darabont again and were delighted to bring the vibrant world of Mob City to life,” said a Turner spokesperson.
In an attempt to draw viewers in, TNT scheduled and promoted the six-episode series as a special event series. For three weeks, they aired double episodes on Wednesdays.
Unfortunately, their strategy failed them.