Afternoon Tea 2.02.09

Golden Boy Michael Phelps caught taking a toke of the greenery. I think I like him even more now! But here’s for the good ole’ public statement: “I engaged in behavior which was regrettable and demonstrated bad judgment,” Phelps said in the statement released by one of his agents. “I’m 23 years old and despite the successes I’ve had in the pool, I acted in a youthful and inappropriate way, not in a manner people have come to expect from me. For this, I am sorry. I promise my fans and the public it will not happen again.” Whatever, Mike. I’ll catch you at the next cipher. Just keep the camera’s out of the room. {Fox Sports}
And the conversation continues… African American media outlets are still arguing their case of why they deserve a greater portion of overall marketing budgets. Now that President Obama has been named “Marketer of the Year’ by industry trade magazine Ad Age,will this conversation become any easier? {Ad Age}
Drug company Pfizer is accused of killing 11 Nigerian children and injuring 181 others when an antibiotic was tested on them during a meningitis epidemic in 1996. Now a US appeals court rules that the families can sue over their alleged role in their children’s deaths. {BBC}

Last week, we gave you a glimpse of Taz Arnold in that infamous GOOD Music photo. Now Complex mag took it a step further with a full montage of his most outrageous outfits. And you can even vote on your favorites! {Complex}

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