Do You Remember That Time Prince Put Kim Kardashian In Her Place? (Video)

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As the world mourns the loss of rock legend Prince, people have been posting some of his famous performances online such as the rainy Super Bowl performance in 2007 and searing guitar solo of “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” in 2004. Another memorable moment was when Prince booted Kim Kardashian off a stage (video below).

According to Uproxx.com, this happened during a concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Feb. 7, 2011.

Kardashian was sitting near the front when Prince was inviting girls up on stage to dance.

An unidentified person escorted Kardashian on stage, Prince tried to engage her in a dance, but the reality TV star didn’t do much.

After a few seconds, Prince told her to “get off the stage!” and the audience cheered.

The pop legend then brought another girl up on stage who cut loose.

An autopsy was performed on the late singer’s body on April 22, reports CNN, in an effort to find out why he suddenly died in an elevator at his Paisley Park studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota, on April 21.

The Carver County, Minnesota, Sheriff’s Office said at a press conference that the medical examiner’s office won’t be releasing any information until the autopsy is fully compete, which normally includes toxicology tests.

An unidentified person called 911 on April 21, and paramedics rushed to the scene where they unsuccessfully tried to revive the 57-year-old singer.

Earlier this month, Prince canceled two shows in Atlanta, but performed them a week later by himself at a piano.

While flying back to Minnesota on April 15, his plane stopped in Moline, Illinois, where Prince was admitted to a hospital for a few hours; he returned home the same day.

On April 16, Prince showed up at a Paisley Park dance party to show a group of fans his new purple piano and guitar.

However, Prince did not play either instrument and seemed more focused on dispelling rumors that he was not dying or ill.

He would be dead in less than a week.

Sources: Uproxx.comCNN / Photo Credit: Adoratious/YouTube

Tags: Kim Kardashian, music, Prince, Social, stage
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Official Tells Men Their Barbecue Smoke Cannot Cross Property Line (Video)

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A Florida man, Scotty Jordan, recently posted a video (below) on Facebook along with the caption, “Video of pinellas county environmentalist saying bbq smoke out of your yard is illegal! Had to record!”

The video, which has been shared over 30,000 times on Facebook, shows the official explaining to two men (one of them is presumably Jordan) that a neighbor has complained about their outdoor barbecue smoke and smell.

“I’m only here because of the odor, I’m only here because of the smoke,” the official says.

The official tells the disbelieving men that he took pictures of their BBQ smoke, and adds:

Frankly, today, I can smell it, I can smell it again right now, but I’m on your property. You’re allowed to have it smell on your property, so that doesn’t count, but when I’m on the street, that’s when it counts.

One of the men tells the official that the neighbor, who filed the complaint, previously called the police and fire department when they cooked outside.

The official informs the men that their barbecue smoke cannot cross their property line, and suggests they buy a grill that contains most of the smoke.

The Pinellas County website states in its environmental section: “Commercial barbecue cookers are not exempt from causing a nuisance odor. If a sufficient number of complaints, representing different households, are reported and an Inspector witnesses the problem, they can issue a Warning Letter.”

Sources: Facebook, PinellasCounty.org / Photo Credit: Facebook Screenshot

Tags: Barbecue, Florida, Pinellas County, smoke, Social
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Photos Of Police Officer Showing Up On Grandma’s Doorstep Go Viral (Video)

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At a time when tensions between police officers and African Americans are high, some good news has emerged from Tarrant, Alabama. 

Helen Johnson, 47, lives in poverty with her two daughters, a niece and two grandchildren, ages 1 and 3. This month, her daughter’s welfare check got lost in the mail and the family began to go hungry. 

After two days without eating, Johnson went to a Dollar General store with $1.25, hoping to buy some eggs. Upon learning she was more than 50 cents short, Johnson desperately shoved five eggs into her pocket.

“Of course, when I put them in my jacket pocket, they broke,” Johnson told AL.com. “I’m not a good thief at all.”

A worker apprehended Johnson and informed her the police had already been called. 

After the store decided against pressing charges, Tarrant police officer William Stacy bought eggs for Johnson.

“She started crying,” Stacy said. “She got very emotional and was very apologetic. She tried to give me the money she had on her, $1.25.”

Stacy grew up in a household that was frequently short on food and had been to Johnson’s home before on a call. Johnson and her family have few furnishings, and everyone sleeps on mattresses on the floor. 

“The story she told me Saturday matched up with what I had seen when I was there,” he said. “I felt like it was the right thing to do. I didn’t want to pass judgment on her.”

Stacy told Johnson to repay him by not shoplifting again. “I hope she won’t do it again,” he said. “I pray she doesn’t, and I don’t think she will.”

The story quickly went viral, but by Tuesday, the family was down to one slice of bread.The officers brought Johnson to their headquarters, signed her up for the annual Tarrant Toy Drive and told her about the donations pouring in. 

On Wednesday, Stacy and officer Jay Jenkins took two truckloads of food to Johnson’s apartment. ”The last time I saw my house this full, I was 12 years old and staying with my grandmother,” she said. ”I’ve been crying all day.”

Johnson said that if someone asked her for a slice of bread, she would give them a whole loaf and Stacy’s phone number. “My heart is wide open right now,” she said. 

Source: AL.com / Image via Joe Songer, AL.com

Tags: Facebook, Good Samaritan, Officer Robert Sibal, Police, Social
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‘I Was Really Shocked’: Waitress Shocked By What Truck Driver Wrote In Tip Line Of Receipt (Photo)

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A bartender in Nebraska said she was shocked when a truck driver left a $1,000 tip after closing his $89.72 tab.

Kari Anthony is a bartender at Quaker Steak and Lube in Grand Island. While working the evening shift last Thursday, she engaged in conversation with one of the customers.

“He was paying as he went and I let him know that he didn’t have to cash out every single time, and if he wanted he could put everything on a tab and cash him out at the end,” Anthony told the Grand Island Independent.

The man was a truck driver who had just finished his shift, Anthony said. He had a few people around him and paid for their meals and drinks as well.

But when it came time to pay his bill, Anthony couldn’t believe the amount the truck driver tipped her. She said most truck drivers left tips of $2 to $5, but this man left $1,000.

“I was really nervous and shocked,” Anthony said.

Anthony told the man she appreciated it greatly, but that he didn’t have to do that. She even got her shift manager to come out and speak with the man, but the generous truck driver insisted.

After 10 minutes of talking with the man, the shift manager told Anthony that he was “dead serious and insisted on wanting to leave the tip.”

Anthony and the truck driver reportedly related to one another in more than a few ways. She told him about being a single mom with three kids and her upbringing in Tennessee.

The truck driver told Anthony he had some “ex-wives that live down in Tennessee,” and started talking about his own mother. They spoke about how important family was and what brought Anthony to Nebraska.

The man told Anthony to use some of the money to do something good for her kids. She listened and took them to the Nebraska State Fair on Sunday.

“They got to go to the fair and play games and all the other stuff,” Anthony said. “Normally, because of situations, I would have not been able to do that. But I was able to because of that gentlemen. I am just extremely grateful.”

Photo Credit: Twitter
Tags: $1000 tip, Grand Island, Nebraska, Social, trucker driver
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Mom Makes Unexpected Find On Her Restaurant Receipt (Photo)

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A family was charged more money than they expected after dining at a restaurant in Roanoke, Virginia.

Whitney Anderson, a mother of three, dined with her family at Abuelo’s on Oct. 8, WSLS 10 reports. She tipped the server $10 on top of a total restaurant bill of $45.50. The next day, however, she noticed that $65.50 was drawn from her bank account rather than the expected charge of $55.50. 

When the Salem, Virginia, resident returned to the restaurant to investigate, she was given a customer copy of the receipt from the previous night’s dinner with $20 written in the tip line and an allegedly forged signature. 

Anderson told WSLS 10 that the signature on the receipt looked nothing like her handwriting and that she had originally filled out a merchant copy of the receipt, not a customer copy. 

According to a Facebook post about the incident on Oct. 9, Anderson neglected to take the blank customer copy out of the book when she signed the receipt. She speculated that the waitress that served her family that night must have thrown out the signed merchant copy with the $10 tip, filled out the customer copy with an increased tip of $20, and forged Anderson’s signature to the new receipt. 

Managers at Abuelo’s initially promised Anderson a refund of the extra $10 charged to her account within 10 business days. However, after Anderson posted the story and a picture of the forged receipt on social media and brought the incident to the attention of the press, the restaurant called her much sooner than expected and offered to refund the entire cost of dinner. 

“You’re not satisfied with your restaurant experience and I apologize for that,” a restaurant manager reportedly told Anderson over the phone, according to WSLS 10. “I would like to refund the entire value of your check.” 

Anderson, a waitress for 11 years, said it was not the extra $10 charge but the breach of trust between customer and server that worried her.

“It was almost a 25% tip and then they go behind you and fraudulently sign a name to a credit card receipt,” she told WSLS 10. “I don’t feel that’s any different than someone taking your debit card.”

She added in her Facebook post that the police are now involved. 

Abuelo’s General manager, Jason Mcknight, has released a statement promising that restaurant management are “taking this complaint seriously and are investigating the details.”

Sources: WSLS 10, Facebook/Bitchy Waiter

Photo Credit: Facebook/Bitchy Waiter

Tags: Abuelo's, forged receipt, Social, Tip, Whitney Anderson
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Watch: This Is Why You Should Never Flip Off Monkeys (Or Pandas)

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A young man was recently drop-kicked to the ground by a monkey in Shimla, India.

Monkeys are known to run wild in this part of India, but are not always appreciated.

The BBC reported in 2014 that there are about 300,000 monkeys in the Indian state of Himachal Pradesh (Shimla is the capital), and the creatures have been known to attack people and steal food.

According to Uproxx.com, the young man gave the monkey the finger, but the simian didn’t take kindly to the hand gesture, and sprung off a city bench to drop-kick the guy to the ground (video below). 

The monkey hopped back into position on the bench, while the dazed young man walked off, not realizing he left his jacket on the pavement.

Fortunately, his friend retrieved it for him.

Sources: Uproxx.comBBC / Image Credit: YouTube Screenshot

Tags: Drop-Kick, India, monkey, Social, World
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