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R. Kelly Finally Talks In First Post-Trial Interview

Posted by mattymoe on September 17, 2008

R. Kelly finally opens up to some things that we have been waiting for years to hear from him! Thanks for the information Brandy!

“To be honest, I felt like I was in jail the last seven years,” Kelly said of the case. “A lot was taken away from me. … It was hell. I wouldn’t wish it on nobody.” And near the end of the interview — which Kelly seemed to call to a halt after mild exhaustion of the subject — he added: “It’s time for me to move on. I can’t keep answering these questions. If you was charged with something and you were found innocent, then you can’t be found guilty for being found innocent.”

Toure began the proceedings in fawning mode, telling Kelly “your music is amazing” and applying other superlatives. But he eventually started asking some serious questions, like, “How nervous were you about [the trial] not going your way?” Kelly answered, “As hell.”

The following is a transcript of the middle section of the interview dealing with the issues at the center of the trial:

Toure: Let me ask you something real that millions of Americans are thinking about and wondering about you. Do you like teenage girls?
Kelly: When you say teenage, how old are we talking?
Toure: Girls who are teenagers.
Kelly: 19?
Toure: 19 and younger.
Kelly: I have some 19-year-old friends, but I don’t like anybody illegal if that’s what we’re talking about, underage.
Toure: Uh-huh. Some people think that you like underage girls. What do you say to that?
Kelly: Those people don’t know Robert. They don’t know me. I usually don’t get into what people think about me, because all my career — even before the trial — people had their opinions about Robert, you know. That’s probably because, it had a lot to do with me kind of shying away from the crowd, ’cause I’m always in the the studio, digging deep into the basement all the time of my house, creating music. So when people don’t know you, they can’t touch you like they could someone else. They seem to form opinions or have thoughts about you that they like to, you know, think.
Toure: Some of the people who’ve worked with you have said there’s an issue here. Your former manager has said publicly there’s an issue of concern here. Your brother Carey has said there’s an issue of concern here.
Kelly: Issue of concern? What do you mean when you say issue of concern?
Toure: They said that they’re concerned that you like underage girls.
Kelly: Let me put it to you this way, man. It’s unfortunate that people who don’t work for me says that the people that do work for me don’t say that, and the people who don’t work for me were fired. If you have someone work for you and they’re mad ’cause they’re not working for you anymore and used to getting a certain amount of money or a certain amount of fame because they work for you, because you’re famous, and all of a sudden they mess you around and you let them go — anything that comes up about you, they’re gonna run and say, “Yeah, he did that to me! I knew this, too, about him.” But you really can’t, you know — I don’t want you, I want my fans: Do not list to the people that was fired. Don’t even listen to the people that was hired. Listen to the facts, and get into what you think and make your own opinion. If you’re gonna have an opinion about me, have your own opinion of what you think about me. What you definitely don’t do is go by somebody that was fired and mad and pissed off about you because they were fired.
Toure: But your brother Carey was not fired. He’s your brother.
Kelly: He was fired.
Toure: But he’s still your brother.
Kelly: Doesn’t matter. He’s still my brother, but if he’s so my brother [then] why’d he get fired?
Toure: Why did he get fired?
Kelly: I can’t get into that. … Unfortunately, it’s like this: When you’re me, when you’re R. Kelly, everybody wants a piece of you, and if you don’t give ’em a piece they’ll find a way to get a piece of you one way or the other. I’ve been blackmailed a billion times in my career — before the trial, during the trial, after the trial — I’ve been sued for stuff that … ridiculous things, you know. At one point in my life, I was an ATM machine, you know. People would come up and push whatever, and if it don’t come out they’ll go tell somebody this or they’ll go run and say this, run and say that. I’m used to that. I’m, you know — you don’t get used to it. Let me take that back. I’m not used to it, but I’m used to the fact I know people will do this, sometimes even your own family members. I don’t hate no one of ’em, but I know a lot of people will be out to get me ’cause I’m very vulnerable, man, especially during a seven-year trial.
Toure: So there’s no issue here? They’re all wrong, there’s no issue here — that’s what you’re saying?
Kelly: It depends on who you say “they’re all,” and what they’re saying.

When Toure asked if the trial had impacted “the Kelly brand,” the singer replied, “Hopefully in a good way. I was found innocent.”

When asked if he would continue making music in the hyper-sexual style that put him on the top of the charts — that is, would the trial make him hold back on future recordings — Kelly said he would not allow the experience “to affect my gift.” At the top of the interview, he compared himself to Marvin Gaye and Prince as artists who successfully mixed the sexual with loftier subjects in their music. He ended by comparing himself to a firefighter, duty-bound to keep running “into the fire” on behalf of others.

Kelly also mentioned that plans are under way for him to travel to Africa. He said he’s had “a few tour offers” there, but that he hopes to expand the voyage to include “doing things — humanity stuff.”

The final words:

Toure: So this is over, the last time we’re talking about it and this won’t ever happen again — is that what you’re saying?
Kelly: This interview will never happen again.

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Preparing For Worst Case Scenario

Posted by mattymoe on September 1, 2008

New Orleans and the Gulf Coast are bracing themselves for the potentially very dangerous win and water of hurricane Gustav.

Evacuations have been ordered.

If you haven’t left the evacuation zones yet, please leave!

Our thoughts go out to everyone. We really really really hope this doesn’t turn out as badly as hurricane Katrina.

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Obama Assassination Attempt Foiled

Posted by mattymoe on August 26, 2008

Photo Courtesy of Perez

There sure are some crazies out there!

Currently, the FBI is investigating claims of an alleged assassination plot against Presidential hopeful Barack Obama.

Four people were arrested near the Democratic convention in Denver. They were in possession of high-powered rifles.

Scary!!!

Nathan Johnson (pictured above on the right), is denying any involvement in the plot, but he did admit that his friends “were here to do that – to assassinate him.”

Apparently, the plan was to shoot Obama “from a high vantage point … with a … rifle.”

This all came about on Sunday, when police arrested 28 year-old Tharin Gartrell (above left), who was erratically driving a rented pickup truck.

That’s where they found two high-powered rifles with telescopic sites. They also found walkie-talkies in his truck, along with camouflage clothing, a bulletproof vest, two wigs, a high-powered spotting scope, three IDs with unknown identities, and methamphetamine.

When Gartrell was accompanied to his hotel in Denver by the police, a second man, 33 year-old Shawn Robert Adolf, jumped out from a window and injured himself. He jumped from six-stories high.

Idiot!

Adolf broke his ankle after the fall, but was arrested shortly afterwards. He also had several outstanding warrants against him. And according to sources, he was also wearing a ring with a swastika on it and is believed to have connections to white supremacist organizations.

Johnson added that Gartell and Adolf “planned to kill Barack Obama at his acceptance speech.” He said that his friends told him, Barack “don’t belong in political office – or blacks don’t belong in political office. He gotta be shot.”

As for the fourth person arrested, it’s an unidentified woman who was with Johnson though she is not believed to have any involvement with the plot, however other arrests are still a possibility.

US Attorney Troy Eid insisted that there was no clear danger to the candidates or convention delegates.

Eid said in a recent statement, “Federal law enforcement is working hand-in-glove with the Aurora Police Department. Because this matter is currently under investigation, there is little we can say right now. We can say this: We’re absolutely confident there is no credible threat to the candidate, the Democratic National Convention, or the people of Colorado.”

And if Obama isn’t doing so yet, we highly suggest he wear a bulletproof vest. And wear it all the time.

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Abominable Snowman Found!!! THIS IS FOR REAL!!!

Posted by mattymoe on August 21, 2008

Photo Courtesy of TMZ

We have uncovered the first photographic evidence of the abominable snowman — aka, the mythical yeti beast.

The creature, thought to inhabit the Himalayan region of Nepal, was captured by Vegas showman Jeff Beacher in the 102 degree deserts of Sin City. Beacher refused to identify the exact location of the snow beast, in order to protect the remaining members of the herd … or pack … or gaggle … whatever you call a bunch of snow people.

DNA samples have been sent to a local lab for testing — results are expected to be posted on CNN.com, MSNBC and every other network that covered the Bigfoot nonsense.

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Sorryyyyyy: I have been on vacation

Posted by mattymoe on August 21, 2008

Sorry its been so long since I have posted.  And thank you to all who have been checking up for new post!

I will be posting daily again!

Peace & Love,

Matt

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Lennon Killer Denied Parole for the Fifth Time

Posted by mattymoe on August 12, 2008

No need to imagine at least two more years of slammer time for John Lennon’s killer — he just got denied parole, for the fifth time.

Mark David Chapman just got the big red X from the parole board at Attica, meaning he’ll have to serve at least two more years there for the 1980 killing of the Beatle before his next chance at freedom. Parole peeps noted that MDC has had a clean record since 1994 but that his release “would not be in the best interest of the community.”

Yoko had lobbied yesterday against Chapman’s release.

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Granny Busted!

Posted by mattymoe on August 10, 2008

Grandma Arrested for Driving With 3-Year-Old on Roof for Fun

WTF??? CLICK HERE to read the story about the crazy grannie (not the woman pictured above).

MARATHON, Fla — Authorities say a grandmother was arrested for driving around the parking lot of a Marathon grocery store with her 3-year-old child sitting on the roof of the car.

Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputies were called to the Publix store Tuesday and arrested a 54-year-old woman after she was driving around with her three-year-old granddaughter on the roof of her car.

The grandmother was released from jail 15 hours later.

The woman said Thursday she would never let anything hurt her granddaughter. She says she was driving at “snail-speed” and holding the child’s leg.

Authorities say the woman told police she was giving the child some air and letting her have fun.

She faces charges of child abuse. The child is back with her mother.

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Many Offer Empathy And Support For Elizabeth Edwards

Posted by mattymoe on August 9, 2008

Cheater/Liar and former presidential candidate John Edwards has one thing going well for him.

His wife, Elizabeth Edwards, has vowed to stand by him!

Mrs. Edwards, who is battling incurable cancer, has released the following statement, after her husband admitted that he lied to the rest of us about his affair with that videographer whore:

Our family has been through a lot. Some caused by nature, some caused by human weakness, and some most recently caused by the desire for sensationalism and profit without any regard for the human consequences. None of these has been easy. But we have stood with one another through them all. Although John believes he should stand alone and take the consequences of his action now, when the door closes behind him, he has his family waiting for him.

John made a terrible mistake in 2006. The fact that it is a mistake that many others have made before him did not make it any easier for me to hear when he told me what he had done. But he did tell me. And we began a long and painful process in 2006, a process oddly made somewhat easier with my diagnosis in March of 2007. This was our private matter, and I frankly wanted it to be private because as painful as it was I did not want to have to play it out on a public stage as well. Because of a recent string of hurtful and absurd lies in a tabloid publication, because of a picture falsely suggesting that John was spending time with a child it wrongly alleged he had fathered outside our marriage, our private matter could no longer be wholly private. The pain of the long journey since 2006 was about to be renewed.

John has spoken in a long on-camera interview. Admitting one’s mistakes is a hard thing for anyone to do. I am proud of the courage John showed by his honesty in the face of shame. The toll on our family of news helicopters over our house and reporters in our driveway is yet unknown. But now the truth is out, and the repair work that began in 2006 will continue. I ask that the public, who expressed concern about the harm John’s conduct has done to us, think also about the real harm that the present voyeurism does and give me and my family the privacy we need at this time.

If things were ‘over’ back in 2006 like Edwards said they were, why the hell was he visiting with his old mistress, Rielle Hunter, now in 2008?

Johnny boy has also said that he’s willing to take a paternity test to prove he’s not the bastard baby’s daddy.

Hunter’s family is challenging the former Democratic candidate to follow through with the test.

The mistress’ sister said, “Somebody must stand up and defend my sister. I wish that those involved would refrain from bad-mouthing my sister.”

Sis also debunked claims that Rielle helped set up the National Enquirer sting at the Beverly Hills Hilton.

We have a feeling that more crazy shiz is about to go down!

And YOU KNOW John hasn’t been completely forthcoming in his interviews!

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Bernie Mac Dies at 50

Posted by mattymoe on August 9, 2008

Comedian Bernie Mac died this morning in Chicago after a long hospitalization from pneumonia.

Mac, whose real name is Bernard McCullough, passed away early this morning at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. He was 50 years old.

His rep just issued the following statement to TMZ: “Actor/ comedian Bernie Mac passed away this morning from complications due to pneumonia in a Chicago area hospital. No other details are available at this time. We ask that his family’s privacy continues to be respected.”

The day before he died, Mac’s rep insisted he was stable, in no danger and expected to be released within the week, even though it was clear Mac was on his death bed.

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Killed Club Girl’s Grisly Final Moments

Posted by mattymoe on August 8, 2008

Photo Courtesy of TMZ.com

Prosecutors did not paint a pretty picture of Ingrid Rivera’s last moments before she was left for dead on the roof of a Manhattan club during Lil’ Kim’s bday party — her throat was slit and her head was bashed with a pipe.

At the arraignment for Sayed Rahman, the DA said that Rivera died from “blunt impact trauma” to the head and that “incised wounds to the neck” cut her carotid artery. He’s been charged with second degree murder, and will be in custody until his next court hearing August 13.

We’re told five members of Rahman’s family were there in court, crying profusely.

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Edwards: I Was “99% Honest”

Posted by mattymoe on August 8, 2008

Photo Courtesy of TMZ.com

John Edwards just issued the following statement:

“In 2006, I made a serious error in judgment and conducted myself in a way that was disloyal to my family and to my core beliefs. I recognized my mistake and I told my wife that I had a liaison with another woman, and I asked for her forgiveness. Although I was honest in every painful detail with my family, I did not tell the public. When a supermarket tabloid told a version of the story, I used the fact that the story contained many falsities to deny it. But being 99% honest is no longer enough.”

And he goes on …

“I was and am ashamed of my conduct and choices, and I had hoped that it would never become public. With my family, I took responsibility for my actions in 2006 and today I take full responsibility publicly. But that misconduct took place for a short period in 2006. It ended then. I am and have been willing to take any test necessary to establish the fact that I am not the father of any baby, and I am truly hopeful that a test will be done so this fact can be definitively established. I only know that the apparent father has said publicly that he is the father of the baby. I also have not been engaged in any activity of any description that requested, agreed to or supported payments of any kind to the woman or to the apparent father of the baby.

It is inadequate to say to the people who believed in me that I am sorry, as it is inadequate to say to the people who love me that I am sorry. In the course of several campaigns, I started to believe that I was special and became increasingly egocentric and narcissistic. If you want to beat me up – feel free. You cannot beat me up more than I have already beaten up myself. I have been stripped bare and will now work with everything I have to help my family and others who need my help.”

I have given a complete interview on this matter and having done so, will have nothing more to say.”

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Explosive: John Edwards Admits To Affair!!!!

Posted by mattymoe on August 8, 2008

His political career is OVER! And all of this while his poor wife was dealing with breast cancer!

In a new interview with ABC’s Nightline, one-time Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards admits that he lied repeatedly about NOT having an affair with the woman rumored to be the mother of his illegitimate child.

The former Senator came clean today, Friday, after weeks and weeks of avoiding the allegations from The National Enquirer.

Edwards’ wife, Elizabeth, is battling terminal cancer and has not commented on this latest development.

We’re sure his kids are really proud of poppa!

Edwards told ABC News correspondent Bob Woodruff that e did have an affair with 42-year old videographer Rielle Hunter, but said that he did not love her.

As if that makes it better?????

Edwards also denied he was the father of Hunter’s baby girl, Frances Quinn, although he said he has not taken a paternity test.

Edwards claims he knew he was not the father based on timing of the baby’s birth on February 27, 2008. He said his affair ended too soon for him to have been the father.

Uhmmm, then why did he go and visit the mother and baby last week????

Edwards said his wife, Elizabeth, and others in his family became aware of the affair in 2006.

Edwards made a point of saying that his wife’s cancer was in remission when he began the affair with Hunter. Elizabeth Edwards has since been diagnosed with an incurable form of the disease.

That makes it worse, douche!!!!!

Since becoming pregnant, Hunter has lived under assumed names in a series of expensive homes in North Carolina and, more recently, in Santa Barbara, California.

Edwards denied paying any money to Hunter to keep her from going pubic but said it was possible some of his friends or supporters may have made payments without telling him.

Shady all around!

He knows more than he’s telling!!!

Poor Elizabeth Edwards!

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Maryland Mayor Involved In Drug Raid

Posted by mattymoe on August 8, 2008

It’s like a horrible dream came to life for the mayor of a small Maryland town and his family.

Last week, Cheye Calvo, mayor of Berwyn Heights, and his family found themselves unknowingly tangled in a marijuana smuggling ring — their home was stormed by plain clothed Prince George’s County police who proceeded to shoot the family’s beloved Labradors, Payton and Chase, dead.

No evidence of illegal activity was found at the mayor’s home by police.

The mayor said the warrant that police say justifies their actions did not bear his name, did not authorize no-knock entry and figures it might have been politically motivated. He said he did not see the warrant until three days after the raid.

This week, Prince George’s police arrested two men for orchestrating a plot to deliver marijuana to the addresses of unsuspecting recipients — among them, Calvo’s wife, Trinity Tomsic.

Police Chief Melvin C. High nor Sheriff Michael A. Jackson have apologized to the mayor, his wife or her mother, Georgia Porter, for the raid that traumatized the family and killed their black Labrador retrievers.

This is CRAZY!

The FBI is now investigating what looks to us like a total eff up by county officers.

So sad!!

Who can we trust these days?

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Let the Olympic Games Begin!

Posted by mattymoe on August 8, 2008

Photo Courtesy of TMZ.com

These women at the top of their game have trained all their lives to beat the crap out of their competitors and take home the gold to their beloved countries. Go Team U.S.A.!

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Mary J — The J Stands for Jackin’

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

Photo Courtest of TMZ.com

Mary J. Blige can’t get “work”… at least not without paying, according to a new Federal lawsuit.

Ms. Mary is being sued by a company that claims she pilfered their tune and turned it into her latest song, “Work That.”

The Drama Family Entertainment company filed the case, claiming one of it’s producers created the tune that was used on J.’s album.

Mary J’s song is also featured in an iPod commercial.

Drama Family Entertainment wants $2 mil from the J-Bird.

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Club Murder: Rahman, On Roof, With Lead Pipe

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

Photo Courtesy of TMZ.com

NYPD says Syed Rahman, an employee at Spotlight Live, has confessed to killing Ingrid Rivera during Lil’ Kim’s birthday party.

According to police, the 24-year-old Rahman admitted to hitting Rivera on the back of the head with a lead pipe around 2:45 AM Monday morning.

Here’s what cops say went down.

Police say Rivera, a huge Lil’ Kim fan, paid to attend the event — and even brought the rap diva a bouquet of flowers. According to cops, she and a friend chatted up Rahman while drinking at the bar. At one point in the evening, Rivera was kicked out of the club for accidentally walking into the men’s room. At the same time, according to Rivera’s friend, Rahman coaxed the friend up onto the roof by claiming Rivera was there — that’s when the friend alleges Rahman came on to her. When she blew him off, she says Rahman found Rivera outside and “told her he could get her back in.”

Cops say Rahman took Rivera through the employee entrance, up to the roof in a service elevator and that’s when he hit her over the head with a lead pipe inside a utility shed. She was killed instantly.

Rahman worked at the club for four years and has no criminal record.

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The Crabbiest Pageant Contestants Ever

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

Photo Courtesy of Britannica.com

Move over Miss America, stick a fork in it Miss Universe — y’all ain’t got nothin’ on Miss Crustacean.

File this under “Crazazy but True”: The ever-classy people of Ocean City, New Jersey hold a yearly beauty pageant for hermit crabs! According to the Cape May County Herald, the grand prize is $35 — or $35,000 in sand dollars.

We had our money on Hannah Crabtana (seen above) but she was disqualified after some shell-less pictures surfaced online.

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Club Worker Pinched in Lil’ Kim Party Death

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

Photo Courtesy of TMZ.com

The NYPD has nabbed a suspect in connection with the death of a young woman found on the roof at the Times Square club Spotlight Live after a birthday party for Lil’ Kim.

The cops say they’ve arrested an employee of the club who was working at the bar at the time. Charges have yet to be filed and the man has yet to be arraigned.

The body of Ingrid Rivera was found in a shed on the roof of the building yesterday.

Story developing …

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Heath Ledger’s Death Officially Closed

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

The investigation into Heath Ledger‘s death has officially been closed and Mary-Kate Olsen’s subpoena will not be enforced. Those trolls sure are slippery ones…

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Someone Didn’t Survive Lil Kim’s Birthday Party. Literally.

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

This is a little serious. Ingrid Rivera, a woman last seen at Lil’ Kim’s birthday party on Sunday night, was found dead on the roof of the club in which it was held. Remind me to check “no” on Lil’ Kim’s Evite next year.

Rivera’s body was found on the roof of Spotlight Live in Times Square yesterday. Authorities reported that she had suffered a head wound and other injuries.

Plastic surgery-riddled Kim celebrated her birthday with Missy Elliot and other celebs. She was unavailable for comment.

She’s probably packing to clear the f*ck out!  Kim’s already sampled jail once, and they don’t have whatever the hell she regularly injects into her fact to make it look like that there!

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Church Wants Gay Street Name Changed

Posted by mattymoe on August 7, 2008

Church wants “Gay Boulevard” name changed

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – What’s in a name? A lot of your church sits on Gay Boulevard.

That’s the case for Second Baptist Church in San Antonio.

Officials there want the name changed.

In order to do that, the church will pay a $500 application fee to the city to change the name and pay for about $800 worth of new street signs.

“First of all, Gay Street, that’s not a proper name because I’m, anti-gay,” said someone with the church.

“We get opposition, it’s the people that have an address on the street who have to change stationery or information they have. But there are no residents with the address of gay street right now, so that’s not an issue,” said Roderick Sanchez who is the Director of Development Services.

Church officials say this is not all about sexual preference.

They say that their facility has been in the neighborhood for 120 years and plans to open a community center down the road.

A city park nearby already bears the church’s name.

They want the street changed to Second Baptist Way.

The San Antonio City Council will vote on the name change proposal Thursday.

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Origional Shakespeare Theatre Found!

Posted by mattymoe on August 6, 2008

WOW! What a find!

Archaeologists for the Museum of London announced on Wednesday that they’ve found the remains of the theatre where Shakespeare‘s early plays were first performed.

The museum found the theatre remains in the trendy Shoreditch area of London.

The source explains that Shakespeare appeared at The Theatre in Shoreditch, east London, as an actor with a troupe called The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, which also performed his efforts as a playwright there.

Some of the early Shakespeare plays performed by the troupe in Shoreditch include Romeo and Juliet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

After a tenancy dispute in 1599, the owners of The Theatre dismantled it during the night and its timbers were used to construct the Globe Theatre by the River Thames which became the home of Shakespeare’s plays.

Ironically, the discovery was made on a site being prepared for the construction of a new theatre.

The theater gods are smiling upon us!

“It’s a theatre that’s been known about for a long time but no remains have ever been found. This is the theatre that the company of players that Shakespeare was part of first performed in and when he started writing, the company would have performed his plays,” said a museum spokesman.

The remains will reportedly be kept in place as the new theatre is built.

Looks like there’ll be another thing for tourists in London to see!

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