Prosecutors have now filed charges against Nate Dogg for stalking his wife, making threats, and driving with a suspended license following his arrest this June. More »
First, Nate Dogg had a stroke. Then the always-classy folks at TMZ mocked his ladyfriend for not being upset enough during the 911 call reporting said stroke. Then the Internet thought he was dead. And now? The once-ubiquitous singer has been arrested for making “terrorist threats,” according to TMZ–which somehow restrained itself from making a joke about his medical condition while reporting on why, exactly, he’s headed for the medical ward of a downtown Los Angeles jail.
Like the Timex Social Club, I spend a lot of time lamenting the rumors that surround me every day. How do they get started? And where do they get crazy? In Truthmongerer, I’ll try to suss out the kernels of truth in the rumors that are taking up airspace in gossip columns, blogs, and our tips inbox.
THE RUMOR: Nate Dogg passed away over the weekend, according to a MySpace post that was picked up by MediaTakeOut earlier today.
TRUTH THRESHOLD: 0%. Yes, that’s right–it’s a rumor that’s been, shall we say, wholly exaggerated.
Guys, I hate to finish out the week with some sad news, but Nate Dogg is paralyzed on his left side after the stroke he suffered during the holidays. The silver lining? MTV reports that “the prognosis for a full recovery, however, is good… the singer did not suffer any brain damage nor has his voice been affected.” The shitty lining? The completely assholish, but not at all surprising, reaction bloggers had to the incident.