Lori Harvey Has Girl Talk With Teyana Taylor About Dating On Her Own Terms & Her Dating ‘Red Flag’ After MBJ Split

Lori Harvey is dishing on her approach to dating with her friend Teyana Taylor, following her breakup with Michael B. Jordan. The entrepreneur opens up about dating on her own terms and one major red flag she avoids when looking for a partner. Deets on their discussion inside…

Dating in 2022 is…well, depends on who you ask! The chaotic dating pool has pee in it, which we know to be true based on the screenshots of text conversations between men and women that go viral.

So, what’s dating like for entrepreneur Lori Harvey after breaking up with Black Panther actor Michael B. Jordan?

 

 
 

 

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The SKN by LH honcho hopped on The Rose Mobile for Bumble’s Luv2SeeIt YouTube series to chop it up with her friend Teyana Taylor about her dating approach following her breakup from the CREED star (after a year and a half of dating) and how she has evolved since she first hit the dating scene.

”Two different mindsets. Like, I don’t even know her anymore,” she said.

These days, she’s not compromising her happiness, morals or values for a man. She’s dating on her own terms and doesn’t care who has an issue with it.

“I’m very much in a space right now where I’m not doing anything to compromise my peace and happiness,” she told Tey.

There’s one red flag for Lori that’s non-negotiable.

”If you are too close to your exes, that’s a red flag," she said. "Cordial? OK. I don’t want y’all to have beef either because that gets messy," she continued.

The model – who recently signed with IMG Models & WME – shared she’s in more control of her life and said she’s in a space where she’s not doing anything that will "compromise my peace and happiness."

”Don’t give your power away to anybody," she said. "That I feel is the key to being truly happy in or out of a relationship."

Following MBJ and Lori’s breakup, there were questionable rumors circulating that the Black Panther star had got back with his ex-girlfriend/IG model Ashlyn Castro. Missed that? Catch up HERE

As for what she does look for, she loves “transparency” in a partner, which is actually a trait she’s working on herself. She admitted she’s a horrible communicator and her last relationship made her realize just how bad her communication skills were.

”I was actually a horrible communicator," she confessed. "I just didn’t realize that it was that bad, but I learned. It’s something that I’ve been actively working on."

Good for her.

During their chat, Lori explained how almost getting married at a young age affected how she dates now. In 2017, Dutch soccer player Memphis Depay asked her to marry him when she was just 20-years-old.

"I almost got married very young," Lori shared. "I felt like I hadn’t really experienced anything. I didn’t really know myself, I didn’t really know what I liked, what I didn’t like. I just feel like I hadn’t really experienced life."

Lori – who was once romantically linked to rapper Future – got to a point where she wanted to date on her own terms and she has no regrets doing so.

”However I want to move, whatever I want to do, I’m going to do it. And if it’s no longer serving me, I’m going to move on. You can’t live your life based on what other people are going to think, how other people feel, because at the end of the day it’s your life — so what’s going to make you happy?" she asked.

Peep her full interview below:

MBJ and Lori called it quits back in June. Sources revealed the CREED star was ready to commit long term, but said Lori wasn’t ready to commit and realized they were not on the same page in regards to their future.

After the interview premiered, Lori shared a photo of herself waring the outfit she wore for the interview with the date "May 9, 2022" under it. 

Hmm….any thoughts on what the date could mean? We have a few theories. 

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Here’s What’s Really Going On Between TLC’s Chilli & ‘Boy Meets World’ Alum Matthew Lawrence After Their Hawaii Link Up

TLC’s Chilli was spotted beachin’ it up with “Boy Meets World” star Matthew Lawrence in Hawaii, sparking dating rumors. Find out what’s really going on between the two inside…

TLC singer Chilli (real name Rozonda Thomas) and “Boy Meets World” star Matthew Lawrence have sparked dating rumors after they were spotted together at the beach in Hawaii.

Beachgoers saw Chilli, 51, and Matthew, 42, having fun in the sun at the beach, taking a dip into the ocean and chatting it up while chilling on beach chairs. Peep flicks from beach day:

Chilli and Matthew Lawrence just chilling. pic.twitter.com/VhH87VkbeD

— Wuts The Tea Today (@wutstheteatoday) August 10, 2022

The hot shots sparked dating rumors online. However, Chilli’s rep confirms there’s nothing to see here. 

Turns out, TLC had a performance on the island, which Matthew and his friends watched. After the show, Chilli & Matthew decided to meet up at a later time. Hence, the beach spotting.

The beach spotting comes as Matthew has been keeping a low profile. The “Mrs. Doubtfire” actor has remained out of the public eye as he goes through a divorce from “Dancing With the Stars” pro Cheryl Burke. Back in February, she filed for divorce to dissolve their three-year marriage.

Page Six reports:

The filing, obtained by Page Six, also stated that the now-estranged couple’s prenuptial agreement — dated three days before they married — was in “full force and effect and is fully binding upon the parties.”

While Lawrence has not publicly acknowledged the divorce, Burke has admitted she is “kind of lonely” without a husband.

“At the end of the day, you know, when I close my eyes and go to bed, it is kind of lonely,” she said on her podcast, “Burke in the Game.”

“I wouldn’t mind having a text relationship with someone or even just someone to flirt with.”

Welp. There you have it. 

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Chlöe & Normani Both Had Time To Pop Back At Their Own ‘Fans’ Over Spicy Comments About Their Talent Levels

These “fans” are going to learn to stop talking out the side of their necks to Chlöe & Normani. Both singers had time to check some folks coming for their artistry. See the receipts inside…

Sometimes you just have to let folks know you are NOT the one…or the TWO!

”Fans” have been getting spicy in Chlöe and Normani’s Twitter mentions, so the singers found time to redirect folks’ energy to something else.

The “Have Mercy” singer was clearly tired of all of the negative energy being thrown her way, so she hopped on Twitter to address it…with a bit of shade that we’re not mad at.

”1st it’s i can’t sing, now it’s i need to go back to singing,” the 24-year-old tweeted. “you can’t please everybody so do what makes you happy. when i 1st teased have mercy most hated it and it just platinum so oh well.”

Bloopity bloop! A platinum track and counting.

By the way….

 

.@ChloeBailey for UPROXX August 2022 pic.twitter.com/K2SbEXZthh

— Parkwood Entertainment (@parkwood) August 10, 2022

 

The “Treat Me” STUNS on the cover of UPROXX magazine’s August 2022 cover.

On opting to release a series of covers before her album: “I wanted people to see me get back to my roots. For all of the incredible supporters, I wanted to still feed them while I was working on my solo music behind the scenes, I didn’t want to go complete ghost. That was how sis and I started on YouTube. I thought it would be nice to go back to how people originally met me and how people saw me from the beginning.” The formula worked for Chloe x Halle, and with an artistic and personal growth that’s quite hard to ignore, there’s no reason why elements of that past formula shouldn’t work in Chlöe’s favor years later. As the saying goes, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”

 

standing in my power

thanks @UPROXX for the cover pic.twitter.com/fEpX2UnUze

— Chlöe (@ChloeBailey) August 10, 2022

 

On deciding to branch out with a solo career: “I was just accumulating all these songs because I was creating every single day. And I was like, you know what, I should do something with these, instead of just having them sit on my computer… that’s when I really explored the idea of branching out.”

On her super close relationship with her sister, Halle Bailey: “We are both powerful and strong, not only together, but also individually. I really love the synergy that we have and, you know, I am just so happy to always have her support — just like she always has mine.”

You can read the full interview here

Back to the clapbacks…

A Twitter user called out Normani on social media, questioning where her “motivation” has gone, insinuating she’s no longer passionate about her music career. In the now deleted tweet, the user wrote,

“No idea where Normani’s motivation (no pun intended) has gone but I just dont see the same passion from her as I used to.” Another person responded, “What happens when you’ve gotten comfortable and you’re not HUNGRY anymore.”

The “Motivation” singer hopped into the conversation and basically shut it down with a “Just shut the f*ck up” tweet. Oop!

British Fashion Illustrator & Designer Hayden Williams responded to Normani’s tweet, writing:

”It’s so interesting that people that have no clue what it’s like to be in the music industry & the complexities that can come with that, but will dish out unwanted & rude opinions all the time smh”

The “Wild Side” singer retweeted Hayden’s tweet and responded, “on top of real life shit going on in my personal life.”

Fans began flooding her mentions with reactions:

We get fans are anxious for new music, but to discredit someone’s talent is a bit of a reach.  Especially when we all know Chloe and Normani have range and talent for the gworls.

 

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Nurse Who Killed 5 People, Including Pregnant Woman, In Fiery LA Crash Charged With 6 Counts Of Murder + D.A. Says She Was Involved In 13 Prior Wrecks

The ICU nurse who killed five people, including a pregnant woman, and injured eight others in a fiery crash has officially been charged with six counts of murder. Los Angeles County prosecutors say Nicole Linton, 37, was involved in 13 previous wrecks. Details inside…

The ICU nurse who plowed her Mercedes-Benz into ongoing traffic while driving as fast as 100 mph – killing five people and injuring eight people – has been charged with murder.

Nicole Lorraine Linton, a 37-year-old traveling nurse from Houston, Texas, was reportedly charged with six counts of murder and five counts of vehicular manslaughter with gross negligence, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

One murder charge was filed for the pregnant woman’s unborn child.

 

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— Remarks (@Remarks) August 5, 2022

 

If convicted of all the charges, she could face 90 years behind bars.

The Texas nurse – who is currently renting a room in Los Angeles while working as a traveling registered nurse – made her first court appearance Monday after she was released from the hospital Sunday. She is being held at the Century Regional Detention Center in Lynwood, California, on a $9 million bond. During her first court hearing, Nicole did not enter a plea and her arraignment was continued until October. The judge ordered her to be held without bail pending a bail hearing next week.

After the crash, a woman who identified herself as Nicole’s friend told reporters the nurse was “drunk” and was involved in a fight with her boyfriend before the fiery crash.

LA County DA George Gascón held a press conference Monday where he said that “there was no evidence of alcohol use at this point.” Gascón acknowledged the woman’s allegations and said investigators are working to “further identify this person.” He declined to give additional information about the woman.

As for Nicole, prosecutors said they are reviewing her driving history, which is…interesting. They claim she was involved in 13 prior crashes, both in and out of California – including one in 2020 that involved bodily injury in which two cars were totaled. Sheesh.

The LA Times reports:

Nicole Linton’s attorney, Halim Dhanidina, asked the court Monday to continue her arraignment to October because he is reviewing her out-of-state history of “documented profound mental health issues.” Dhanidina did not elaborate on those issues but said the Windsor Hills crash could be linked to them.

As for last Thursday’s horrific crash, prosecutors say Nicole was speeding as fast as 90 mph before she crashed into at least six vehicles, killing six and injuring eight others. Of those injured, six were teens and one suffered major injuries.

One of the deceased was a pregnant 23-year-old named Asherey Ryan. The pregnant woman, her 11-month-old son, Alonzo Quintero (who was about two weeks shy of his first birthday); her boyfriend, Reynold Lester; and their unborn child were all killed. Asherey was 8½ months pregnant and was headed to a doctor’s appointment when she was killed, according to her sister. The baby boy she was carrying had been named Armani Lester, according to the Los Angeles County coroner’s office.

Two additional women killed in the crash have yet to be identified.

Witness Veronica Esquival said she was pumping gas feet away from the collision. When she heard the crash, she said she covered her head for protection as debris was flying.

“All of the sudden, a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station and landed right on the floor in front of me,” Esquival said. “One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands. Somebody tried to resuscitate the baby, but the baby was gone.”

Heartbreaking.

Such a tragic situation.

Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Daily Mail.com via AP, Pool

‘Breakfast Club’ SHAKE UP: Angela Yee Is Out! Here’s Why

“The Breakfast Club” as we know it is officially over. Angela Yee is OUT! And for a really good reason. Deets inside….

Last night, Power 105’s “The Breakfast Club” co-host Angela Yee hopped on Twitter with a subliminal message:

 

 
 

 

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”The breakfast club as you know it is officially over,” Yee tweeted.

The tweet launched a bevy of reactions where folks tried to interpret what exactly she meant by her tweet. Is “The Breakfast Club” over over after a 12-year run? Short answer: No. However, it’s about to be hella different.

This morning, the popular radio personality confirmed she’ll be leaving the popular nationally syndicated daily show with DJ Envy and Charlemagne the God after 10 years to launch her OWN syndicated show. Luckily for fans, “The Breakfast Club” will continue with DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God.

During this morning’s show, Yee shared details about her new venture, dubbed “Way Up With Angela Yee,” with iHeartRadio (the same company that broadcasts “The Breakfast Club”)

“This is really exciting,” she shared. “This is something that I’ve been waiting to do for years now, way before the pandemic….I have my podcast Lip Service and I was thinking I would be able to get something like a weekend situation.”

iHeart approached Yee with the idea of letting her host her own show.

 

 
 

 

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“Way Up with Angela Yee” will feature the iconic personality in a fast-paced, listener interactive show, as she connects directly with listeners on the kinds of hot and timely topics in which she’s garnered trust over her decades on air — from relationships to Hip-Hop and R&B, headline news topics, and overall culture, both in and out of the music industry. The show will be fun, entertaining, inspiring and will include celebrity interviews and special guests.

Yee – who also hosts a podcast – said they are still working out the kinks for the show and that it’ll likely premiere this fall, but no date has been confirmed. She let her fans know she’ll be on "The Breakfast Club" for at least one more month: 

 

I’m still here for at least a month https://t.co/oL8El8JrUd

— Angela Yee (@angelayee) August 10, 2022

 

Take a listen to Yee’s announcement below:

The guys were really supportive, so that’s dope!

Congrats, Yee!

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Many speculate CNN correspondent Angela Rye could possibly join the show due to her IG post (above) and multiple appearances on the show.

"Me looking at some of y’all cheering the demise of a show that isn’t going anywhereeeeee!," Angela Rye wrote. "Shoutout to the good sis @angelayee for a tremendous run on @breakfastclubam! Sending you love and all the best on your new show!"

Thoughts?

 

EXTRAS:

1. Legendary shock jock Miss Jones has been announced as the new morning show host on 94.7 The Block, a new station featuring classic hip-hop and R&B tracks. STORY

Photo: Getty 

Ja Rule Claps Back After Fat Joe Defends Ashanti Over Irv Gotti’s CRINGEY ‘Drink Champs’ Interview

Ja Rule is speaking out in his own defense after Fat Joe publicly criticized Irv Gotti for ranting and raving about Ashanti during his cringey “Drink Champs” interview. Find out what they both said, plus Irv’s response to the drama inside…

Irv Gotti’s chatty patty antics have gone viral, causing other celebs to speak out.

Irv linked up with artist Ja Rule to sit down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for a new episode of their “Drink Champs” podcast. To make a long interview short, it was CRINGEY AF. The Murder Inc. founder was fixated on sharing alleged details about his “relationship” with former Murder Inc. artist Ashanti while he was still married.

During the conversation, Irv revealed Ashanti’s “Happy” single was the product of the two having intercourse. The track was released in 2002 when Ashanti was about 22 and Irv was 32. 



“Let me explain the relationship and how it worked, and how it worked to our advantage,” Gotti said. “We just finished sleeping together, or whatever, I’m taking a shower. I’m in the shower, a n*gga be creative after [sex]. I think of the whole track in the shower.”

Watch the clip below:

#irvgotti says after him and #ashanti fkd he showered and thought of her hit song #happy #drinkchamps pic.twitter.com/68tTQlOoeE

— Khordelle (@Khordelle) August 6, 2022

So lame.

During the interview, Irv also shared how he was crushed when he learned Ashanti had gotten involved with rapper Nelly. Peep the clip below:

Gotti ain’t over it pic.twitter.com/7eLW6RF0ou

— N.O.R.E (@noreaga) August 2, 2022

Throughout the interview, Gotti also kept referring to Ashanti as a “b*tch,” which was MAD disrespectful.

After the interview went viral, Nelly invited Ashanti to perform with him and seemingly referenced Irv’s interview when he said he had NBA tickets:

 

 
 

 

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Tons of backlash poured in once Gotti’s clips went viral. He took to social media to respond:

 

“Everyone loves to blow up the bullsh*t,” Gotti wrote. “When it’s just me answering questions that are asked. No one is still thinking about shit that was 20 fucking years ago. This is the shit I’m on. My new deal. With my guy @olivierchastan and his @thisisiconoclast Company. Which We raised to 300 Million. We did this interview like 2 months ago. And they held it for when the documentary is coming out. Which is Tuesday by the way. 9pm. With TALES to follow. Curious. Let’s see if y’all run with this story as much as the bullshit one. Lol. All good tho. On my way to set. Of filming my 1st Theatrical Movie. Tales Presents We Made It In America. Written. Produced. Directed by Me. And Funded all by ME!! Coming to Theaters MLK Weekend. January 2023. Let’s Goooooo!! EVERYONE. DREAM BIG. THEN CHASE THAT SH*T.”

Rapper Fat Joe – who is like a big brother to Ashanti – caught wind of the Gotti’s comments and reacted. The NYC rapper criticized Irv for spilling tea about his alleged “relationship” with the “Baby” singer. He also called out Ja – who was sitting next to Irv during the interview – for not defending Ashanti, who is someone he also calls his sister.

”Y’all can @ IrvGotti, Ja, whatever the f*ck you want,” he said during an Instagram Live. “Irv Gotti a sucka, man! Whatever Irv has with Ashanti…is 20 years old, right? I know he was making some points that mean a lot to him, his heart and soul, but when you keep ranting about somebody 20 years later, it felt like he’s not over the young lady. Also, we didn’t know that they was f*cking. ‘Cause the whole time, I’m there! ‘What’s Luv,’ Big Pun record, on tour — I never seen them together like that. Now I’m not saying they wasn’t; they was, or there was rumors they was. I never seen it. But I don’t need to know!”

"It’s okay, if its in a documentary," Joe continued. "You gotta see your truth in your documentary. But to go to Drink Champs and to keep calling her a b*tch, keep disrespecting … Um, guys, I’m not gonna be the guy to ‘stand up for Ashanti, the brother that’ … Ja Rule was standing right next to him. And so I’m not gonna be that guy. But, I’m not telling stories about a girl I was with 20 years ago. In fact, I hope you die. F*ck you, b*tch. Leave me alone, right. So, when you doing this, it looks like you caught up, you aint get over the s**t."


Watch the clip below:

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— Old Head Energy (@Cheamane) August 9, 2022

Glad SOMEONE checked him publicly.

Ja hopped on social media to respond to claims that he did not defend Ashanti and basically said to keep him out of it.

 

”[cap emoji] STOP saying I didn’t defend sis and all women when I clearly told Gotti stop calling Ashanti/women the B word same way I told Joe at Verzuz watch the interview before you talk sh*t…. NOW LEAVE ME TF OUT THESE GROWN FOLKS BUSINESS,” Ja wrote in the comments of Hollywood Unlocked’s comments section.

So far, Ashanti has not responded.

You can watch the full Drinks Champs interview below:

Thoughts?

Tonight…

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Irv Gotti’s “Murder, Inc” five-part docuseries debuts on BET tonight at 9pm EST. Will you be watching?

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Beyoncé’s Renaissance Dances To No. 1 Spot On Billboard, Drops Ron Isley ‘Make Me Say It Again, Girl’ Snippet

Beyoncé’s Renaissance album just earned the singer her seventh No. 1 album. Fresh off the release of her chart-topping album, Mrs. Carter is teaming up with Ron Isley for a remake of “Make Me Say It Again Girl (Part 1 & 2).” All the musical deets inside…

Another one!

 

 
 

 

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Beyoncé gave us something totally new we could dance to under a disco ball and forget all of our issues. Renaissance vogue’d its way to the top of the charts, marking her 7th No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

Renaissance – Bey’s seventh solo studio album – earned 2022’s biggest week by a woman and second-largest week of the year overall with 332,000 equivalent album units earned in the U.S. in the week ending Aug. 4th, according to Luminate (via Billboard). 

Of course, she set new records, something she often does. Renaissance is the first album released by a woman in 2022 to top the Billboard 200. The last woman to top the charts was Adele with her 30 album, which ruled for its first six weeks on the list (charts dated Dec. 4, 2021 – Jan. 8, 2022).

Also, Bey’s “Break My Soul” jumped to the No. 1 spot, climbing up from No. 6, on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart. “Break My Soul” – which debuted at No. 15 six weeks earlier – marks the global superstar’s eighth solo leader on the list.

She’s “THAT GIRL” indeed.

Not only is she THAT girl, she remains HUMBLE.

Bey hopped on social media to thank the BEYHive for their four decades of support.

 

 
 

 

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Yesss!

Fresh off landing the top spot on the charts, Bey has a new track with Ronald Isley and The Isley Brothers. And we’re already here for it.

The Grammy Award winner teamed up with the legendary R&B group for a remake of “Make Me Say It Again Girl (Part 1 & 2),” which is a track off the group’s 1975 album The Heat Is On.

Good news. It’ll be available for streaming this Friday (August 12th).

The official Instagram account for The Isley Brothers shared a snippet that you can listen to below:

 

 
 

 

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"You read that right! Catch the WORLD PREMIERE of what we’ve been working on starting at 10am est and every hour on the hour over on your favorite @iheartradio station,” the account captioned the snippet.

The epic collaboration was first announced in June. The new track will appear on The Isley Brothers’ forthcoming album.

Lawn! Bey is not PLAYING with this music. She already confirmed Renaissance will be a trilogy, so we have two more acts on the way.

BONUS:

Chloe Bailey – Bey’s prodigy – shuts ish down with “Plastic On The Sofa” cover:

She did that!

 

Photos:  Bey’s Instagram

Tennis GOAT Serena Williams Announces Intention To Retire After US Open In VOGUE’s September Issue, Wins 1st Singles Match In 14 Months At Canadian Open

Say it isn’t so! Serena Williams shares she plans on retiring after the US Open later this month in the cover story for VOGUE magazine’s September 2022 issue. Deets on her retirement and her win at the Canadian Open inside….

 

 

 
 

 

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In news we DIDN’T want to hear (but totally understand), Serena Williams has announced she intends to retire soon! Not happy about it, but we get it.

The 23-time Grand Slam champion doesn’t like the word “retire.” She’s looking at her next phase in life as an evolution into something greater. And we’re not mad at it. The trailblazer definitely broke barriers for other young, African-American women to compete in a sport that they love and she has dominated the sport ever since she and her sister, Venus Williams, turned pro. 

The tennis GOAT is 41 now and a mother to 4-year-old Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr., who turns 5 next month. For VOGUE magazine’s coveted September 2022 issue, Serena sat down with contributing editor Rob Haskell to compose her thoughts about preparing to say farewell to tennis on her own terms.

”I’ve been reluctant to admit that I have to move on from playing tennis,” she shared. “It’s like a taboo topic. It comes up, and I start to cry. I think the only person I’ve really gone there with is my therapist.”

Serena revealed she’s walking away from the sport she dominated for so many years after the U.S. Open (which kicks off August 29th), writing that she’s in the midst of a "transition" from the court.

”It’s the hardest thing that I could ever imagine,” she says. “I don’t want it to be over, but at the same time I’m ready for what’s next,” she said.

The angel investor shared how if she were a man, she likely wouldn’t be having this conversation.

 

 
 

 

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”Believe me, I never wanted to have to choose between tennis and a family. I don’t think it’s fair. If I were a guy, I wouldn’t be writing this because I’d be out there playing and winning while my wife was doing the physical labor of expanding our family. Maybe I’d be more of a Tom Brady if I had that opportunity. Don’t get me wrong: I love being a woman, and I loved every second of being pregnant with Olympia. I was one of those annoying women who adored being pregnant and was working until the day I had to report to the hospital—although things got super complicated on the other side. And I almost did do the impossible: A lot of people don’t realize that I was two months pregnant when I won the Australian Open in 2017. But I’m turning 41 this month, and something’s got to give.”

The bomb mom shared how her daughter Olympia has been wishing to become a big sister, hinting that she and her husband/Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian are looking to expand their family.

"We’re in my car, and she’s holding my phone, using an interactive educational app she likes. This robot voice asks her a question: What do you want to be when you grow up? She doesn’t know I’m listening, but I can hear the answer she whispers into the phone. She says, ‘I want to be a big sister.’"

"Olympia says this a lot, even when she knows I’m listening. Sometimes before bed, she prays to Jehovah to bring her a baby sister. (She doesn’t want anything to do with a boy!) I’m the youngest of five sisters myself, and my sisters are my heroes, so this has felt like a moment I need to listen very carefully to."

 

 

 
 

 

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Evolving from tennis has caused Serena to become more hands on with Serena Ventures, her venture capital firm.

“I always say that I’m a sponge: At night I go to bed and I squeeze myself out so that the next day I can take up as much new information as I can,” she says. Williams is targeting female founders and entrepreneurs; she was inspired to take action after learning that less than two percent of all VC money goes to women. . “Men are writing those big checks to one another, and in order for us to change that, more people who look like me need to be in that position, giving money back to themselves.”

 

 

 
 

 

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As always, the tennis champ has always wanted equality for women when it comes to sports.

“To me that’s kind of the essence of being Serena: expecting the best from myself and proving people wrong,” she wrote. “I’d like to think that thanks to me, women athletes can be themselves. They can play with aggression and pump their fists. They can wear what they want and say what they want and kick butt and be proud of it all.”

And this is why we STAN.

On Instagram, she shared her VOGUE cover with the caption, "Vogue. September issue Cover. There comes a time in life when we have to decide to move in a different direction. That time is always hard when you love something so much. My goodness do I enjoy tennis. But now, the countdown has begun. I have to focus on being a mom, my spiritual goals and finally discovering a different, but just exciting Serena. I’m gonna relish these next few weeks."

 

Take a look behind-the-scenes of Serena’s VOGUE shoot below:

 

 
 

 

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Also, watch the tennis goat break down 22 of her looks from the US Open to the Met Gala below:

Take a stroll down memory lane with ‘Rena below:

 

 

 
 

 

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”My goal is not only to be number one. I want to be remembered,” she said. “I want to be remembered as the girl who changed tennis or someone who brought something new to the game.”

She DEF has done that. Peep the clip above.

You can read her full cover story here. 

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The NIKE athlete hit the tennis court in Toronto to compete in the 2022 Canadian Open where she defeated Spain’s Nuria Párrizas Díaz in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, during the tournament’s opening round. WOOT!

This marked Serena’s first singles match win in 14 months. If she wins at the Canadian Open, she’ll tie Margaret Court with 24 grand slam titles. We’re keeping our fingers crossed!

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NBA WEDDING FEVOR! De’Aaron Fox Marries WNBA star Recee Caldwell + Tobias Harris Weds Jasmine Winton

Love was in the air over the weekend as two NBA ballers tied the knot to the loves of their lives. Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox and Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris trekked down the aisle to say “I Do” to their respective partners. Deets on their nuptials inside…

 

It’s wedding season!

Two NBA ballers tied the knot over the weekend.

 

 

 
 

 

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Sacramento Kings point guard De’Aaron Fox married WNBA star Recee Caldwell, who is guard for the Seattle Storm, in Malibu over the weekend. The couple tied the knot in front of family and friends, including Celtics baller Jayson Tatum and Miami Heat baller Bam Adebayo (who was a groomsman and also De’Aaron’s teammate at Kentucky). His Kentucky teammate Wenyen Gabriel was also there to serve as a groomsman as well.

 

 

 
 

 

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Wedding guests were serenaded by T-Pain and appeared to have really enjoyed themselves:

 

Jayson Tatum and Bam Adebayo turning up to T-Pain at De’Aaron Fox’s wedding

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— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 7, 2022

 

Go inside Mr. & Mrs. Fox’s nuptials below:

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Philadelphia 76ers forward Tobias Harris and his longtime love Jasmine Winton tied the knot! The happy couple said “I Do” at Oheka Castle in Huntington, New York in front of family and friends, including NBA stars DeAndre Jordan and Georges Niang, over the weekend.

"The grounds are absolutely stunning," Jasmine told PEOPLE about the the venue. “The fountains and the gardens, it’s truly breathtaking." The newlyweds chose Oheka Castle for it’s prime location between their two families and the venue’s beloved reputation around the NBA player’s hometown.

”I grew up in Long Island, New York," Tobias said. "So, to grow up and be a kid going to high school, everybody used to talk about Oheka Castle. I’ve only been here maybe one or two times, but when I had the opportunity to grow up in Long Island, and also to get married, and get married in this area — it’s kind of like a full circle type thing."

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Jasmine shared it was the little things about Tobias that let her know he was “the one.”

"I don’t think that there was one specific moment," when she knew Harris was the one, "but I think through our relationship, there were just all these instances where you could just see how nurturing he was or how thoughtful he was or is with just planning a dinner date or picking up my favorite snack at the store. Just like all of these little things that just really showed how thoughtful and caring he was that made our love grow."

While they couldn’t bring their dog, Ivy, they did honor her with a cocktail in her name.

Cute.

Congrats to the couples!

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Fiancé Charged After Mom-Of-Six STABBED To Death In Van In Broad Daylight

A mother-of-six was brutally stabbed to death in a van in broad daylight over the weekend. Police have arrested the woman’s fiancé in connection with her death. Sick. Details inside…

The hatred for women is at an all time high.

A mother of six children was found stabbed to death inside a minivan outside of a grocery store in West Philadelphia. Unfortunately, the woman’s fiancé has been charged in connection with her death.

According to reports, a 32-year-old woman, Ashley Lockhart, was stabbed to death and left for dead inside of a gold Honda Odyssey outside of a grocery store around 8am on Saturday. It’s reported she had a restraining order against her fiancé. 

The mom-of-six suffered from multiple stab wounds to her body and one to her face. Witnesses on the scene tell local news stations the crime was so horrific, the knife was still embedded in her head when police arrived on the scene.

FOX29 reports:

A man, identified as Raymond Thompson, was arrested the same day and is charged with her murder, according to the Philadelphia DA’s Office. He was also charged with possession of an instrument of crime.

During a press conference hosted by the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Monday morning, the victim was identified as Ashley Lockhart.

Assistant District Attorney Joanne Pescatore told reporters Lockhart had a Protection From Abuse order against her fiance, but the two were believed to be living together. 

Lockhart is survived by her six children.

Watch the clip below: 

Below are pictures the woman posted on her Facebook account before her death:

So tragic and unnecessary! Now, this woman’s children have to grow up without their mother. Sending prayers to the kids and the family. 

 

EXTRAS:

1. Gregory and Travis McMichael, the white father and son convicted in the killing of Ahmaud Arbery, were sentenced Monday to life in prison for murdering Ahmaud Arbery. STORY

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NEXT LEVEL PETTY: Kanye West Trolls Pete Davidson (& Kid Cudi) After Pete & Kim Kardashian Call It Quits

 

Kanye West took to social media to celebrate the uncoupling of his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and comedian Pete Davidson after 9 months of dating. See his next level petty inside…

Kanye West woke up this morning and chose violence.

The Chi-town rapper has been silent on social media over the last few months, but that ended this morning.

After learning his estranged wife Kim Kardashian and her comedian boyfriend Pete Davidson called it quits after 9 months of dating, he made an Instagram comeback to respond.

The Yeezy fashion designer shared a photoshopped image of the New York Times front page that reads, “SKETE DAVIDSON DEAD AT AGE 28.”

 

And the petty didn’t stop there…

As you know, this isn’t the first time Ye has come from Pete in a social media post. Earlier this year, he declared war on Pete, dragging him on his social media handles.

Ye also fired a shot at his friend-turned-enemy Kid Cudi, who got caught in the crossfire when he decided to continue being friends with Pete amid Ye’s beef with him.

The line reads, "Kid Cudi meant to play funeral but fearful of bottle throwers."

Two weeks ago, Kid Cudi stormed off stage at Rolling Loud Miami after unruly fans threw bottles at him and hit him in the face as they chanted for Kanye West. Cudi signed on to perform after the “Flashing Lights” rapper dropped off the lineup days before the festival. 

As of late, sources claim Kanye and Kim have been peacefully co-parentling their four children, North, Saint, Chicago and Psalm, despite the social media drama they were engaged in a few months ago.

Over the weekend, Kim K shared photos that surprised fans. She snapped selfies with North and Chicago, posing in new sunglasses from Kanye’s Yeezy brand.

Interesting.

However, Kim is reportedly PISSED about Ye’s new post. The DailyMail reports:

The mother-of-four is demanding that he take the post down from the social media site, and is openly defending the funnyman.

A source close to the star told DailyMail.com: ‘Kim won’t stand for this. She is demanding that Kanye take the post down, but he won’t.

"She has been vigorously defending Pete. She’ll never get back together with Kanye over the way he’s treated the people she loves and respects."

"She has tried incredibly hard to have a good co-parenting situation for the children. She won’t stand for this type of behavior from him."

As for her relationship with Pete, sources claim Kim and Pete’s age gap is what caused them to part ways. 

“Pete is 28 and Kim is 41 — they are just in very different places at the moment,” a source told PageSix. “Pete is totally spontaneous and impulsive and wants her to fly to New York, or wherever he is on a moment’s notice, but Kim has four kids and it isn’t that easy.

It has been an eventful weekend for the Kardashians. Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson welcomed their second child together – a baby boy via surrogate. Also, there are reports that claim Khloe “broke up” with the private equity investor she was allegedly dating.

According to a PEOPLE report on June 20, 2022, Khloé was seeing a private equity investor that she met through her sister Kim. A source close to the "Keeping Up With The Kardashians" star said that the two met at a dinner and instantly hit it off. Khloé was reportedly “feeling good” about the relationship though it was in its “early stages.” Oh.

Momager Kris Jenner is hard at work!

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The Obamas Pop Up With PDA & Tyler Perry Presents ‘A Jazzman’s Blues’ At Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival

Martha’s Vineyard was the IT place to be this weekend! Forever President Barack Obama & Forever First Lady Michelle Obama made a surprise appearance where they packed on the PDA. Also, Tyler Perry was in the mix to dish on his new film, A Jazzman’s Blues. Get it all inside…

This summer’s finest festival invaded Martha’s Vineyard to premiere some of the hottest short stories from Black creatives both in-front of the camera and behind-the-scenes. The 20th Annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival provided a stage for Black creatives to qualify in the Academy Awards Short Film category.

For opening night, attendees were treated with a surprise from Forever President Barack Obama and his gorgeous wife, Forever First Lady Michelle Obama. Mr. & Mrs. O came out for the screening of the Netflix documentary, DESCENDANT.

And it was President O’s 61st birthday (August 4th). 

 

Per Variety, the Obamas’ production company, Higher Ground, signed on to present the feature after Netflix acquired worldwide rights to the Sundance award-winning documentary in January. The doc, which is executive produced by Oscar winner Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson and directed by Margaret Brown – earned the U.S. Special Jury Award for Impact for Creative Vision at Sundance. It’s expected to premiere on Netflix later this year.

The documentary follows members of Africatown, a small community in Alabama, as they share their personal stories and community history as descendants of the Clotilda, the last known ship carrying enslaved Africans to the United States. The ship arrived in America 40 years after African slave trading became a capital offense. It was burned and its existence denied, but “after a century shrouded in secrecy and speculation, descendants of the Clotilda’s survivors are reclaiming their story,” according to the film’s logline.

Kyle Martin, Essie Chambers and director Maragaret Brown produced the project. Executive producers are Participant’s Jeff Skoll and Diane Weyermann; Kate Hurwitz of Cinetic Media; Two One Five Entertainment’s Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Tariq “Black Thought” Trotter, Shawn Gee and Zarah Zohlman.

At the screening, the Obamas shared their first thoughts after seeing the documentary.

“When we screened this… we looked at it and immediately thought, ‘This is why we’re doing Higher Ground.’ Because what we know about our history as Black people, we don’t talk about nothing. We can’t get anything out of our elders, can we? We don’t know anything,” FLOTUS said. “Our mothers don’t talk about menopause, nobody knows about why grandma and grandpa got divorced. We just don’t talk. And there’s a lot of psychology around that, but what this film reminds us of is the power that our stories have. And we have to tell that truth.”

“We have to tell our stories to our younger folks," she continued. "We have to be the ones, we cannot follow that tradition of keeping our pain silent, because what this film shows us is our stories are the power that makes us seen. And I also thought, this could be the beginning of a storytelling process, because guess what we have? We have phones, everybody’s using them. And we need to encourage our young people to reach out to the elders that are existing. And instead of taking photos of your food, or in addition to taking photos of your food and the latest TikTok whatever it is, how about talking to grandma and great-grandma and asking them some of those questions.”

“When we left the White House, Michelle and I talked about the things we wanted to do post-presidency," POTUS said. "We’ve got a lot of stuff going on, but one of the things that we learned both when we were campaigning for office and taking office was the importance of stories and who tells stories and what stories are valid and what stories are discounted,” Barack said. “And it’s one of the powers of this festival, and the work that the Rances have done is to lift up stories that too often have been lost in the flow of time. Because we believe that everybody’s stories matter. Everybody’s got a sacred story that motivates us, moves us. It’s not just a matter of nostalgia, it powers us into the present and the future.”

President O planted a sweet kiss on his wife’s cheek after she introduced him. Aww!

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Also at the festival…

On Day 2, filmmaker Tyler Perry participated in a Clips & Conversation, moderated by Variety’s Angelique Jackson, about his new film, A Jazzman’s Blues.

A Jazzman’s Blues – directed & produced by Tyler Perry – follows an investigation into an unsolved murder unveiling a story full of forbidden love, deceit and a secret. It stars Joshua Boone, Amirah Vann, Solea Pfeiffer, Austin Scott, Milauna Jemai Jackson, Brent Antonello, Brad Benedict, Kario Marcel, Lana Young and Ryan Eggold.

The film is jam packed with Hollywood hitters. It features an original song performed by Ruth B., songs arranged and produced by multi-Grammy winner & two-time Academy Award nominee Terence Blanchard, music by Aaron Zigman and choreography by Debbie Allen.

Nice!

Talk show host Tamron Hall praised Tyler for his accomplishments:

 

 
 

 

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She also brought her adorable son, Moses, along for the movie fun:

 

 

 
 

 

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A Jazzman’s Blues premieres September 23rd on Netflix. Will you be watching?

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Florida A&M Posts Surveillance Signs After Student Poses Nude On Campus For Graduation Photos

Florida A&M posted surveillance signs around campus and launched an investigation after a student went viral for posing nude in front of the school’s Rattler statue for her graduation photos. Deets inside…

This generation is different.

Florida A&M has launched an investigation and posted up surveillance signs after a student went viral for her nude graduation photos that were snapped on campus.

Terica Williams shook the table after sharing photos of herself in her birthday suit in front of FAMU’s iconic Rattler statue. The 24-year-old – who earned her master’s in counselor education – bared it all in a pair of red bottom heels and snake accessories in her hair.

 

 
 

 

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”Anybody who knows me knows that I’ve been dressing provocative my whole life,” she wrote. “There’s a lot of assumptions that have came with me accepting my body. A lot of people questioned my capabilities and intelligence solely based on how I choose to dress. As I’m standing here with my Masters Degree at the tender age of 24, I am the living proof that clothes do not define you. I encouraged every body to embrace their bodies and step outside social norms.

With love,

Terica Williams, M.Ed #tericastar”

Some folks gave the modern-day Medusa props for her creativity, while others chastised her for making FAMU look bad.

 

Maybe I’m just an extreme feminist but I think ole girl from FAMU ate that shoot up . The snake wig ehhh but the concept was beautifully executed.

— Deebe (@dewop_) July 30, 2022

 

 

Down in the Tally… where them girls get naked

*goes to corner again* #FAMU pic.twitter.com/A1j4ergKbC

— P. Against The World (@chillin662) July 30, 2022

 

 

The girl in front of the FAMU snake just got her masters & that’s her grad pic. Now every time a prospective employer looks her up that is what they will find. A photoshoot is one thing but as a grad pic in front of the school

— Lex (@lovedlanae) July 30, 2022

 

 

Okay now. This is too much . No one person is setting FAMU thousands of steps back. It’s a photo shoot, by a person/individual. FSU has entire secs workers wearing their nalia while on film and still in school. It drove up admission. Let’s not dtm.

— Sun (@champagnecoco) July 30, 2022

 

 

I can see where you frustration is coming from. However if it’s one thing I learned at our illustrious university, it is respectability politics is a dog whistle. If people want to feel a way they will. Simple. FAMU did produce that. +a million other people who are not perfect.

— Sun (@champagnecoco) July 30, 2022

 

FAMU released a statement about the image to address next steps. 

 

Florida A&M University Statement regarding posted photo in front of Rattler statue. pic.twitter.com/Mhck5YDUfB

— Florida A&M University (@FAMU_1887) July 30, 2022

 

“The university is aware of the picture taken and is currently investigating the incident,” Vice President of Student Affairs William E. Hudson Jr. said in the release.

Surveillance signs were also posted on campus, warning students there are cameras recording their every move:

Before posting her nude graduation photos, Terica shared her achievements as a student at the university while celebrating her new journey as she joins the two percent of Black therapists.  

 

 
 

 

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Striking is a habit, I just had to have it 


Dear FAMU, Thank you, because of you I:


• Gained thousands of dollars worth of scholarships


• Maintained a 3.8 GPA


• Received a Graduate Assistant


• Awarded a Graduate Fellowship


• Became a Mentor


• Received a little sister from BSLS


• Perfected my image


"Now, I am joining the 2% of black therapists. For that, I am forever grateful. Warmly, Terica Williams, M.Ed. ( Masters in Counselor Education),” she wrote in the caption.

There are rumors that FAMU could possibly take her degree. That hasn’t been confirmed, but Terica posted a funny video about what she would do if they snatch her degree:

 

 
 

 

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The FAMU grad also called folks praying on her downfall the real “snakes”:

 

 
 

 

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“How the people from the highest of seven hills praying on my downfall?! My degree was earned, not given. They cannot take it away,” she wrote in the caption of more graduation photos. “If you want FAMU to withhold my degree, then you’re the real snakes.” 

The investigation is still underway.

FAMU President Larry Robinson has not issued any public statement about the incident, but he did mention the Rattler Watch signs were not installed in direct response to the photo incident.  He declined to share information related to the investigation, including if the photo shoot was captured on the surveillance video.

”Safety is important to us, and we ordered the signs a few weeks ago just to get the message out that campus is under continuous surveillance,” said FAMU Chief of Police Terence Calloway, who is also assistant vice president of Campus Safety and Security. 

“We don’t mind people taking a photo by the snake,” Calloway said, “but the signage is generally our message to new incoming freshmen, returning students, faculty, staff and visitors that we don’t want people walking on the border and all that type of stuff.”

There are about 25 signs posted on campus, including parking lot entrances, residence halls, and both inside and around campus buildings. In total, there are more than 1,500 cameras on campus, which are monitored around the clock at the FAMU Police Department’s dispatch center.

So basically, don’t try this ish!

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This #RSVP Group Is A Thing? Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V & Pleasure P Share Hilarious Studio Sessions & Photoshoot Rehearsals

Chile, we thought they were joking, but it appears to be real! Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V and Pleasure P are legit forming a supergroup – hitting up the studio and rehearsing for photoshoots. Get your laugh on inside…

R&B crooners Ray J, Sammie, Bobby V and Pleasure P had us all in tears laughing a month ago when they went viral during the pre-VERZUS Battle between Mario and Omarion.

After endless memes and reels, the fellas announced they were forming an R&B supergroup called RSVP. And now it seems they’re actually cooking up something new for their fans.

 

 

 
 

 

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Recently, the guys shared a behind-the-scenes video for their first photoshoot together as their brand new group, RSVP. Check it:

 

 

 
 

 

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"@officialrsvp guess we really gone try to do this group thing,” Bobby V captioned a video.

Sammie shared the video and photos and gave a hilarious update on how it’s going.

 

 

 
 

 

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"So far this is how it’s going," he started off.

@pleasurep wants to sing the first verse, the b-section, the hook, the second verse, the bridge and ad-libs (it’s sounding like a whole lotta “Pretty Ricky” right now.)

@rayj – is actually killing the parts Pleasure allows him to do lol. But then somehow Ray turns the session into a party and we all join in and forget we’re working on music.

@bobbyvshow – is just happy to be here, lol. Unproblematic.

Me: be thinking of ways to sneak out the studio because this staying up till 5am every morning not really sitting well with my spirit …y’all just call me when y’all need a high note and runs & my pen. #RSVP we coming…or going…haven’t decided yet lol.

Stay tuned world. @officialrsvp

 

In another post, he wrote, "Y’all ever seen a group have rehearsal for a photo shoot they’re having tomorrow? #RSVP DID!!! @officialrsvp – sidebar: I snuck out the studio and left unannounced. Not about to be up till 5am today! Haven’t slept since we became a group! Smh. @rayj x @sammiealways x @bobbyvshow x @pleasurep"

RSVP has also been in the studio and their back-and-forth about lyrics for their new song is hilarious.

 

 

 
 

 

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”NO – NO – NO — , FLY SHIT ONLY! @officialRsvp – WE WORKING OUT THE KINKS! — but y’all feel me right???,” Ray asked on IG.

In another clip, Ray joked about out-singing his bandmates:

 

 

 
 

 

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Lord. This is going to be insane. Let’s find a network for the “RSVP” reality show because it’ll be streaming gold.

 

BONUS:

 

Issa debate! #DruHill is trending after @kevonstage made a claim that the group could go toe-to-toe with #Jodeci in a Verzuz. Thoughts?! https://t.co/oSJENrjDh5 pic.twitter.com/micVw5zyWR

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) August 5, 2022

 

Dru Hill started trending after comedian KevOnStage made a claim that the group could go toe-to-toe with Jodeci in a Verzuz. Thoughts?!

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'YOU GOT SERVED': REACTIONS & MEMES TO THE OMARION VS. MARIO VERZUZ SUPER BATTLE!

BABY’S HERE! Tristan Thompson & Khloé Kardashian Welcome Baby Boy Via Surrogate

Tristan Thompson is a dad again! The NBA free agent and his baby mama Khloé Kardashian just welcomed a baby boy via surrogate. Deets inside….

Tristan Thompson just became a dad for the fourth time!

The 31-year-old NBA free agent and his ex-Khloé Kardashian have welcomed their second child together, a baby boy. A rep for the 38-year-old reality star revealed their son was born via surrogate and Khloé has not yet decided on a name for her son.

The baby will join their 4-year-old daughter True Thompson, making her a big sister for the second time. The new baby also has two big brothers, 8-month-old Theo Thompson (whom Tristan shares with Maralee Nichols) and 5-year-old Prince Thompson (whom he shares with his ex-Jordan Craig).

 

 
 

 

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Last month, it was revealed Tristan and Khloe were having a child together, which was a shock to their fans since he cheated on her and fathered a baby with another woman. After news hit about the new baby, Khloe issued a statement confirming the baby by surrogate was conceived in November 2021, prior to finding out about Tristan’s other baby who was born a month later (December 2021).

Just before Tristan and Khloe welcomed now 4-year-old True Thompson, Tristan was caught in 4K cheating on Khloe at a restaurant and at clubs with multiple women.  It was such a scandal that it sent Khloe into early labor.

Shortly after Khloe gave birth, Tristan’s first baby’s mother, Jordan Craig, issued court documents saying Tristan was a deadbeat and hadn’t seen their son, Prince, in about a year. We noticed that Tristan has posted at least a couple pics with little Prince since then………

After True was born, Khloé seemed to soften to the idea of taking him back.  And just as they were going public with being back together, he was in a scandal with longtime family friend Jordyn Woods, who says HE kissed HER at a friend’s recent party.  While there was no sex or long-term scandalization happening behind Khloe’s back, Khloe lost her ish more than we’d ever seen, and the entire family dragged Jordyn through the mud.

After Jordyn escaped their KKKlutches, Khloe seemed to ONCE AGAIN warm up to taking Tristan back.  You know, "for the sake of their little family" because he’s ~TRue’S DaD~.  That umpteenth reunion was short lived as well, because at the end of 2021, Tristan was caught in 4K once again spending a Holiday at a house party and going into a room with multiple women and also hitting hotels with other womenAnd it didn’t stop there.

A few days later, apparently, he jetted to Houston to hook up with his long time side chick Maralee – who didn’t know she was a side chick – and conceived a baby.  Maralee and Tristan’s son, Theo, is now 8 months old.

The pandemic hit and it was revealed on the Kardashians new Hulu sho that Tristan and Khloé were more than just co-parents. Now, not so much.

Last month, Tristan was spotted holding hands with a mystery woman in Greece. 

At this point, they can take us out of the group chat!

By the way, Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson have reportedly broke up after 9-months of dating. No one is surprised. Looks like momager Kris Jenner has her work cut out for her. 

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Alleged ‘Drunk Nurse’ Arrested In Connection To Horrific L.A. Car Crash That Killed 6 People, Including Pregnant Mother & Her Son

A nurse from Texas has been arrested in connection to a horrific multi-car crash in Windsor Hills that killed six people, including a pregnant woman and her 1-year-old child. The chilling details inside…

Six people are dead and eight are injured after a woman ran her Mercedes-Benz through a red light at 80mph in Windsor Hills, Los Angeles. Unfortunately, a pregnant woman and her 1-year-old son were among the people killed in the fiery crash.

Surveillance video of the fiery crash went viral online. WARNING! The clips below could be triggering to some:

 

Horrific crash in Los Angeles leaves 5 dead and 8 injured pic.twitter.com/61sh2v9Z4R

— Remarks (@Remarks) August 5, 2022

 

 

HEARTBREAKING: A woman and a young girl were among those killed in a violent, fiery crash involving eight vehicles at a Rialto intersection, authorities confirm.https://t.co/ho7MCY9aEF pic.twitter.com/JwGtY60z9w

— ABC7 Eyewitness News (@ABC7) August 3, 2022

 

Just before 2pm, a speeding driver plowed through a red light and into several cars on South La Brea Avenue and Slauson Avenue.

The driver has been identified as 37-year-old Nicole L. Linton, a registered nurse from Texas. It’s reported she will be booked after she’s released from a hospital where she’s being treated for injuries she sustained in the wreck.

According to the LA Times, the driver is expected to be formally charged by Los Angeles County district attorney on Monday (August 8th). A woman who claimed to be a friend of the driver said her friend was “drunk” after drinking with friends at a nearby home. She said her friend got into a fight with her boyfriend before she got into the car and caused the multi-vehicle crash. Watch a clip from her interview below:

 

The driver of the La Brea crash was of course drunk and dumb. Hope she gets what she deserves. pic.twitter.com/CdIv1W0jcj

— minions over ukranians (@JWV1987) August 5, 2022

 

Nicole is currently in the hospital and is cooperating with California Highway Patrol investigators. Authorities are checking her bloodwork to determine if she was under the influence at the time of the crash, according to police.

Sadly, 23-year-old Asherey Ryan, who was 8 1/2 months pregnant, was killed in the accident, as well as her unborn baby, and her 1-year-old son, Alonzo.

Witness Veronica Esquival said she was pumping gas feet away from the collision. When she heard the crash she said she covered her head for protection as debris was flying.

“All of the sudden, a baby literally flew from the middle of the intersection to the middle of the gas station and landed right on the floor in front of me,” Esquival said. “One of the workers came and saw me with the baby and took the baby out of my hands. Somebody tried to resuscitate the baby, but the baby was gone.”

Heartbreaking.

Asherey’s sister, Sha’seana Kerr, said the young mother was in the car with her boyfriend and their kids on their way to the doctor’s office for a checkup for the unborn baby.

Kerr identified Asherey’s boyfriend as a victim as well, but the county coroner has not yet released official identifications. Asherey was identified by the county coroner. The other victims names have not been released by the coroner.

Below is a video Sha’seana posted on her Instagram account about the incident: 

 

 

 
 

 

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Eight people were injured and were transported Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center for treatment. Of those injured, six were teens and one suffered major injuries.

The LA Times shares more details about the crash:

Officer Franco Pepi, a California Highway Patrol spokesperson, said Thursday afternoon that three adults, including a pregnant woman, and an infant were killed in the crash.

Authorities later found another person’s remains inside one of the burned vehicles, he said. That person’s gender or age weren’t known Thursday night.

The cause of the crash was not immediately known, but the CHP spokesperson said investigators determined the Mercedes-Benz was traveling “at a high rate of speed” and ran a red light while traveling southbound on La Brea.

At least six vehicles were involved in the crash, three of which were engulfed in flames, Pepi said. The others sustained moderate damage.

Below are witness interviews about the horrific crash:

Just extremely tragic and senseless! We send our heartfelt condolences and hearts to everyone affected by this tragedy.

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ANOTHER BABY?! Crystal Smith Officially Files For Divorce From Ne-Yo, Claims He Fathered A Baby With Another Woman

After blasting her husband online for cheating, Crystal Smith officially files for divorce from Ne-Yo, claiming he fathered a baby with another woman! Deets inside…

The writing was on the wall after that explosive Instagram post last weekend.

After blasting her husband for cheating throughout their 8-year relationship, Crystal Smith pulled the trigger on a divorce from R&B crooner Ne-Yo.

In the divorce docs (filed in Atlanta earlier this week), she said their marriage is "irretrievably broken with no hope for reconciliation" since the Grammy Award winning singer-songwriter can’t keep his penis in his pants.

Apparently, the “So Sick” singer recently fathered a child with another woman and that was enough for Crystal to end it all for good.

In the paperwork, she claims she and Ne-Yo have been separated since July 22nd. Since then, she has been taking care of their children. She’s seeking primary physical custody and joint legal custody as well as child support and alimony.

Ne-Yo and Crystal tied the knot in 2016 and they have three children together, sons Shaffer Chimere Jr. (6) and Roman Alexander-Raj (4), as well as their 13-month-old daughter, Isabella Rose.  The singer-songwriter also has two kids with ex Monyetta Shaw: daughter Madilyn (11) and son Mason (10).

Last Saturday, Crystal took to Instagram to reveal Ne-Yo cheated on her throughout their eight-year relationship with prostitutes – “unprotected” – and that she’s DONE with him. She also asked people to stop sending her videos of him cheating.

"Eight years. 8 years of lies and deception," she wrote. "8 years of unknowingly sharing my life and my husband with numerous women who sell their bodies to him unprotected…every last one of them!"

”To say I’m heartbroken and disgusted is a[n] understatement," her message continued. "To ask me to stay and accept it is absolutely insane. The mentality of a narcissist. I will no longer lie to the public or pretend that this is something it isn’t. I choose me, I choose my happiness and health and my respect."

She added, “I gained 3 beautiful children out of this but nothing else but wasted years and heartache."

A day after her post, the “Sexy Love” singer released a statement asking for “privacy” as his family work through their issues “behind closed doors.”

“For the sake of our children, my family and I will work through our challenges behind closed doors,” Ne-Yo tweeted a day after Crystal exposed him. “Personal matters are not meant to be addressed and dissected in public forums. I simply ask that you please respect me and my family’s privacy at this time.”

He later posted a video of screaming ladies fan’ing out for him at his latest show.

 

 
 

 

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A few months ago, the couple orchestrated a vow renewal wedding after a two-year separation. Back in April, the couple renewed their vows at an over-the-top wedding on a rooftop of the new Resorts World complex in Las Vegas.

In February 2020, Crystal was rumored to be dating/flirting with Ryan Henry from "Black Ink Chicago". Not long after that, Ne-Yo announced he was divorcing Crystal. She said on the “Tamron Hall” show that she learned about her divorce from the “So Sick” crooner like we all did: The Internet!

“We weren’t really talking at that time. I chose to leave the relationship because of issues, and at the time I felt like it was to get back at me or to hurt me, or whatever the case may be,” she shared. “He said that it wasn’t so I took his word for that. But it definitely didn’t feel good, it was embarrassing to say the least.”

A month after Crystal was seen hanging out with Ryan, the COVID-19 shut down happened.  Ne-Yo and Crystal quarantined together for the “sake of their kids.”  Needless to say, quarantine worked wonders for their relationship, and things were getting hot and heavy once again.  By May 2020, the twosome were posting TikTok videos together, getting lovey dovey on social media and revealed later they repaired their relationship.

Guess it’s over this time…

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EXCLUSIVE SNEAK PEEK: A Game Of Never Have I Ever Gets Super Messy On ‘Married To Medicine’

This season of "Married To Medicine" certainly isn’t short of messiness.  We’ve got an exclusive sneak peek at what went down during a (not so) nice game of Never Have I Ever during a dinner on the upcoming episode…..

 

Chile, now why do these ladies play this game knowing they’re about to come for each other’s necks in the most passive aggressive-filled shade way possible?
 

 
The ladies look to let loose in Vegas and a game of Never Have I Ever sets the stage for some shocking revelations and a raucously good time….supposedly.  By the looks of what goes down in this clip, Toya and Contessa have some axes to grind.

Also on Sunday’s episode: Still upset by Anila and Kiran’s Halloween costumes, Eugene confronts Kiran. Jackie and Simone plan a trip to Las Vegas in an attempt to bring the ladies together. Ms. Gomez’s absence forces Anila to resort to drastic measures. Contessa worries preparing for her bikini fitness competition could prove challenging in Vegas.

"Married To Medicine" airs Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on Bravo!

 

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Former First Daughter Malia Obama Rumored To Be Dating Ethiopian Record Producer Dawit Eklund – SEE THEIR PDA MOMENTS!

It appears Malia Obama has a new boo. The former First Daughter was spotted with Ethiopian record producer Dawit Eklund and they gave off coupledom vibes. More inside…

A Hot Girl Summer or a Boo’d Up Summer? It’s giving – “I got a man!”

Former First Daughter Malia Obama has been spotted hanging out with Ethiopian music producer Dawit Eklund in Los Angeles. And it appears the twosome could possibly be a couple.

 

 

 
 

 

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The 24-year-old daughter of forever President Barack Obama and the 33-year-old indie label head have been spotted together several times in L.A.

In the flicks above, the rumored couple were arm-in-arm as they made their way to the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. As you can see, they both were rocking green, looking very much like a couple.

 

Malia Obama, 24, spends time with 32-year-old record producer Dawit Eklund https://t.co/WKQ90HUqf2 pic.twitter.com/0w7VUQUEAY

— Page Six (@PageSix) August 4, 2022

 

The rumored couple was also spotted grabbing takeout lunch on July 26th and again on a casual stroll on August 2nd.

 

Is smoking back? https://t.co/GaMCofEZfg

— Monica Perez (@MonicaPerezShow) July 28, 2022

 

DailyMail has the deets on Malia’s new beau:

He was educated at the International Community School in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, before going to George Washington University where he studied International Development in Africa. Dawit – who also goes by David, the Anglicized version of his name – is one of four children.

His father Jon was heavily involved in helping the refugee crisis caused by the war in Sudan in the early 2000s, when hundreds of thousands fled to Ethiopia to escape the fighting. 

His mother Yeshi comes from a successful family of business people in Ethiopia. His sister Sara Eklund was featured in a 2019 Vogue article for introducing menstrual cups to Ethiopia

Since his retirement, John and Yeshi have settled in Abidjan, the capital of the West African nation of Côte d’Ivoire, although they also have a house in the Washington, D.C. suburb of Chantilly, Virginia.

It appears Malia has called it quits with her British boo Rory Farquharson, a Harvard classmate whom she began dating in 2017.

Live your life, Malia!

 

 

 
 

 

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Photos of Malia and her boo come on the heels of actor Clifton Powell confirming her son’s relationship with former First Daughter Sasha Obama. Missed that? Deets HERE.

 

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Mase & Fivio Foreign Start Trolling Wars After Doing Interviews To Clear Up ‘Diddy 2.0’ Label Deal

A trolling war has started between rap vet Mase and rap newbie Fivio Foreign after they addressed Fivio’s $5,000 record label contract. More inside….

A trolling war between Mase and Fivio Foreign has seemingly sparked on social media following recent interviews they both did concerning a questionable recording contract.

The Brooklyn native sat down with Gillie Da Kid and Wallo for an episode of their “Million Dollaz Worth Of Game” podcast to dish on the $5,000 advance he received from Mase after signing with his RichFish Records label in 2019.

Following his interview, Mase sat down with the guys to confirm he did, in fact, give Fivio $5,000 to start off with, but he also revealed the drill rapper also received $750,000 in total after he worked the deal for him to sign with Colombia Records.

Peep the clip below:

 

 
 

 

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Well, Fivio took to social media to troll after Mase’s interview. The "City of Gods" rapper shared a video of himself in the studio with a woman – Young Money signee Mellow Rackz – sitting in his lap while a new song plays in the background.

 

 
 

 

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The track playing in the background uses a sample of Mase’s 1997 hit “What You Want” featuring Total. As the song plays in the background, Fivio looks into the camera and smiles as the woman kisses the side of his face.

“What you want from me ?,” the “Big Drip” rapper wrote in the caption.

After Mase’s interview went viral, folks dubbed the rapper-turned-pastor “Diddy 2.0” and the Harlem native laughed it off:

 

 
 

 

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Mase didn’t stop there. He posted a video of himself in his drop-top with Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” playing in the background, which was seemingly a shot fired at Fivio:

 

 
 

 

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The former Bad Boy rapper then shared a video, boasting about his “billionaire son” Kanye West and how he blessed him with ultra-rare Nike Red Octobers for Yeezy Day (although the shoes are actually Kanye’s Louis Vuitton Dons from his ’09 LV collaboration). Check it:

 

 
 

 

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Fivio hopped on Twitter to tease he may sit down with N.O.R.E. and DJ EFN for their “Drink Champs” podcast soon. 

 

I mite have to do Drink Champs

— Fivio Foreign (@FivioForeign) August 3, 2022

 

“I mite have to do Drink Champs,” Fivio tweeted.

Sounds like Fivio has more to say. Stay tuned…

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Yung Miami & Diddy Luxuriate ‘Real Bad’ On A Yacht In Capri, Italy With His Family

It appears Yung Miami has joined Diddy and his family on his yacht as they coast the waters in Capri, Italy. See the vacay receipts inside…

 

What’s understood doesn’t need to be explained.

Yung Miami told Diddy during her debut “Caresha Please” podcast episode that they “go together real bad.” Now, she’s reaping all of the benefits of being with the Hip Hop mogul.

When a broke hoe talk that’s bad advice! pic.twitter.com/2XbYmv77Jf

— Yung Miami (@YungMiami305) August 2, 2022

The City Girls rapper is living in the lap of luxury aboard the Bad Boy honcho’s yacht in Capri, Italy after venting online that she was having a mental breakdown. The Hip Hop mogul knew exactly what she needed, so it seems he invited her to join him and his family on vacation in Italy.

 

 

 
 

 

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Both Diddy and Caresha have been posting pictures and videos from their Italian vacay, tagging their location. They’re both in Capri, however, the rumored couple hasn’t shared any photos of them together.

 

 
 

 

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The “Act Up” raptress showed off her bikini bod in a series of pics on Diddy’s massive yacht. In one photo, she is seen chilling in a pool on the boat overlooking the ocean.

Not long after Yung Miami posted her flicks, Diddy shared videos of his kids – D’Lila, Jessie, Chance & Quincy Brown on IG Stories. Check it:

 

 
 

 

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If the yacht looks familiar it’s because we showed you flicks of Joie Chavis – the mother of Bow Wow’s daughter & Future’s son – luxuriating on the yacht back in September.

 

 
 

 

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During their vacay, the paparazzi caught Diddy and Joie locking lips. SEE THE FLICKS HERE

Later, Joie hopped in TSR’s comments to explain her situationship with the Hip Hop mogul. She said she and Diddy are just friends who kissed and nothing more.

“Since y’all so damn nosy, here it is!,” she wrote. “Me and him are friends and have been! I was working on un unreleased project for him and thats why I was in Italy! In the midstof me being there we kissed, thats it. Didn’t go further than that! I had my own damn room and he has always been respectful to me as a friend. The kiss shouldn’t have happened, but it did, and there’s nothing I can do about it. She [Miami] knew about the project because I told her prior, in Houston!”

“I didn’t and still dont know anyone else’s business on how people deal with each other but being that we always exchange on socials, I thought I should let her know.”

“I hate that Im even responding right now cause usually I pay it, BOOTS! Not this year and moving forward! I’m gonna stand up for myself regardless of how y’all see it, or what y’all believe. I’m tired of it. I don’t bother NO ONE, I make my money and take care of my kids! That’s my only focus!”

“Now find someone else to bully and dead this damn love circle y’all think is going on! Cause it ain’t that, wasn’t that, and will never be that!! Now leave me alone lol”

The project she referred to is likely Diddy’s video “Gotta Move On” ft. Bryson Tiller. Watch the Teyana Taylor-directed clip below:

Hopefully, Yung Miami is in better spirits now. 

 

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Terrell Owens Involved In Heated Confrontation With White Neighbor – ‘You’re A Black Man Approaching A White Woman!’

Former NFL star Terrell Owens ran into a “Karen” while checking his mailbox last night, which resulted in the cops being called and white tears. Watch the video inside…

Ex-NFL star Terrell Owens found himself in the middle of a heated “Karen” situation as he went to check his mailbox last night.

The former wide receiver got into a heated dispute with a white neighbor, who called the cops on him. Some of their exchange was captured by T.O. on his social media live stream. The white woman called the police on T.O. because she said he was speeding in the neighborhood.

In the clip, the woman accused the former NFL star of driving recklessly in the neighborhood, he almost hit her and that he got out of his car to intimidate her. T.O. said that’s not true. He claims he was driving safely and he only got out of his car because she was screaming profanities at him.

“You don’t yell at me and tell me I almost hit you and I didn’t,” T.O. said to the woman.

”But, you didn’t have to get out of your f**king car!” she yelled back at him.

“You didn’t have to talk to me that way, either! Karen!,” he popped back.

Then, she pulled the race card.

“You’re a Black man approaching a white woman!,” she screamed.

Chile…

Moments later, she started crying when the police pulled up. Typical.

The former Eagles player shared the video on his Instagram with the caption, "KAREN IS REAL!!!! Wow!! JUST A NORMAL NIGHT OF BEING A BLACK MAN IN AMERICA," he continued. "I want to say I can’t believe it but y’all know what it is. #karenonbikes #tears #falseaccusations #hernameiskate"

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It’s unclear how the issue was resolved. 

Folks have been sounding off about the video on social media. Peep a few reactions below:

 

Did y’all hear what that lady said to Terrell Owens? “You’re a black man approaching a white woman…” lemme log off and put my phone away…

— DeactivatedSocialite (@allthingsejaye) August 4, 2022

 

 

I’m so glad Terrell Owens walked away from this Karen situation unscathed.

“You’re a black man approaching a white woman!”
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— GOWIE (@DaKidGowie) August 4, 2022

 

 

I’m so glad a woman came to defend Terrell Owens with that Karen. To hear her say “your a black man approaching a white woman”…shows that times haven’t changed and these people still hate us. They still on they “Emmett Till” shit

— Tina (@ZoomBoomShewm) August 4, 2022

 

 

The power of words… black man approaching a white woman… #EmmettTill 2.0

And Terrell Owens handed over his ID like oh yeah check the name cuz lady you bout to look real stupid and embarrassed

— Saint Petty – Nut Up Or Shut Up (@CougarTrainee) August 4, 2022

 

 

White women tears are so dangerous. Imagine if he wasn’t Terrell Owens! And she said the quiet part out loud "you’re a black man approaching a white woman". There goes that "black men are dangerous" trope that gets us killed by the police! Fuck that crak-ka https://t.co/RQESMoeFkN

— Ken Gretsky (@KSopendoors) August 4, 2022

 

Thoughts?

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Man Who Killed Nicki Minaj’s Dad Sentenced To 1-Year In Jail + Nicki Responds To Damaging Tea Spilled By Alleged Ex-Staffer

The man who killed Nicki Minaj’s father in a hit-and-run has been sentenced to just one-year in jail. The news comes on the heels of an online scandal that allegedly involved the rapper’s former assistant spilling damaging tea about her finances. Find out what the Head Barb – who announced a new single is dropping soon – had to say about the drama inside….

Nicki Minaj has learned the fate of the man who killed her father in a hit-and-run last year.

According to reports, 71-year-old Charles Polevich (pictured below) was ordered to serve one-year in jail after pleading guilty to two felony charges, which include leaving the scene of a fatal crash and tampering with physical evidence in the crash that killed Robert Maraj, who is Nicki Minaj’s father. He was 64 at the time of his death.

His driver’s license will be suspended for only six months and he has been ordered to pay a $5,000 fine. That’s it?!

Over Valentine’s Day Weekend 2021, Nicki’s father was walking on the road between Roslyn Road and Raff Avenue in Mineola, NY around 6pm when a Volvo traveling northbound struck him. The 64-year-old was rushed to the hospital where he was first listed in critical condition. Unfortunately, he was pronounced dead a day later. 

Prayers and condolence to Nicki and her family, Rip to Robert Maraj. pic.twitter.com/sqo4YOK419

— BeyNika’s #1 Defender (@BarbieYonce_) February 15, 2021

”He got out of the car, looked at the deceased, got into his car and made the conscious decision to leave instead of dialing 911 and calling an ambulance for the man. He went home and secreted his vehicle," Nassau County Detective Lt. Stephen Fitzpatrick said at a press conference shortly after the incident. 

SICK.

Polevich – who lives in Guam but has a house in Mineola – admitted he hid his Volvo under a tarp after the fatal crash. Police were able to track him down using video footage from neighboring cameras to identify his "distinctive" vehicle.

Shortly after Mr. Maraj’s death, Nicki revealed that losing her father was the “most devastating loss" of her life.

”Tho I can’t really bring myself to discuss the passing of my father as yet; I can say it has been the most devastating loss of my life," she wrote on her website in May 2021. "I find myself wanting to call him all the time. More so now that he’s gone. Life is funny that way."

In March 2021, Carol Maraj – Nicki’s mother – filed a $150 million lawsuit against Polevich, accusing him of "not only irresponsible and negligent, but more concerned about running away and hiding than seeking help." She hired Ben Crump to represent her in the case.

The justice system is so FLAWED. That man was only sentenced to a year in jail for killing another man and trying to cover it up. So crazy. 

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Just as she announced the release of an upcoming track, the self proclaimed Queen of Rap found herself involved in some manufactured online drama.

An alleged former assistant made multiple claims against Nicki Minaj, including that she owes $173 million in taxes!

An Instagram account (@katemiller_7 – which has been deleted) accused the Young Money rapper of owing the IRS $173 million in back taxes, making claims she paid taxes since 2016. The account also made accusations that Nicki’s husband, Kenneth Petty, is abusive, revealed the name of their son (which Nicki has kept a secret), and fraud accusations.

"I am Onika ex assistant who she fired who for absolutely no proof of fraud with her bank account,” the IG account wrote. “I’m exposing all files I have from working for her. Along with the voice messages she sent regarding many different people."

 

I know y’all done seen Nicki Minaj’s ex assistant spill all this tea pic.twitter.com/Sh3rA9CRjU

— Jay (@JuliaACallahan) August 1, 2022

 

"I have your tax refunds from 2021,” the account wrote on IG Stories. “When are we gonna tell the Barbz you’ve owed the IRS 173 million since 2016? Renting homes is always the go to for the Minaj residence."

The account also said Cardi B reached out to Nicki twice in an attempt to squash their beef:

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— Néwroz|| (@NewrozLovesMILF) August 2, 2022

There were also allegations that folks on Nicki’s team are uncomfortable around Nicki’s husband and accused her of using “payola” for her new track, “Freaky Girl,” to chart. As previously reported, Nicki’s husband was convicted in 1995 for attempted rape and pleaded guilty in September of 2021 for failing to register as a sex offender in California.

Well, Nicki found the rumors humorous. The 39-year-old rap star hopped on IG Live with her hairstylist Arrogant Tae to address the rumors.

”Every day I learn that y’all getting dumber and f**king dumber,” she said.

The Pink Friday rapper suggested this is an orchestrated attempt to take her down.

”This is another fan base," she said. "They’re going through with their plot to take me down, because they see that all the lies they’ve made thus far has never worked… It’s people right now that’s paying entire staffs to figure out to end Nicki. I know for a fact from actual people that work for labels."

She ended the IG Live saying:

”Whatever you hear about me from now on, believe it. Believe that sh*t. Put a spin on it, twist on it, suck on it, spit on it. Believe it because I don’t f**king care."

Watch her full response below:

By the way, the photo associated with the IG account has been identified as author Megan Feldman Bettencourt, who tweeted she had NOTHING to do with the matter. Someone stole her photo for the fake account. 

To be clear: I never had a secret life as the "ex-assistant" of @NICKIMINAJ. Someone stole my photo and used it in a fake account. Fraudulent impersonation wasn’t the way I envisioned being mentioned in @Newsweek , but hey, scammers gonna scam. https://t.co/SjA6waUdMD

— Megan F. Bettencourt (@Meg_feldman) August 3, 2022

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"Freaky Girl" drops August 12th.

 

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Rapper Blueface Offers On-Again, Off-Again GF Chrisean $100K To Leave After Brawl In Hollywood Goes Viral

 

Rapper Blueface offers his on-again, off-again girlfriend Chrisean Rock $100,000 to breakup with him following a disturbing brawl between them in Hollywood that was caught on video and went viral. Yes, it’s a lot. More inside…

The toxicity of it all!

Rapper Blueface has offered his girlfriend/Zeus reality star Chrisean Rock $100,000 to split after a video surfaced of them physically fighting in the streets of Los Angeles.

In the clip, you see both Blueface and Chrisean swing on one another. At one point, you see the west coast rapper pin his girlfriend – who stars on Zeus Network’s “Baddies South” – down on the ground and punch her after she slapped him in the face.

You can watch the viral clip below. WARNING! The video below could be triggering for domestic violence survivors.

 

Blueface and Chrisean Rock tussling on Hollywood Boulevard pic.twitter.com/6UiMjb8bWA

— Glock Topickz (@Glock_Topickz) August 2, 2022

 

After the fight, the “Thotiana” rapper hopped on IG Stories to show the aftermath of the street brawl. In the clip, the 25-year-old rapper showed Chrisean laying in the bed as he called her the “heavyweight champion of the world.” He then turned the camera on himself to show off his injuries.

“She done hit me in my sh*t,” he said in the video posted to his IG Stories. “As you can see she’s fine.” “What? You need to leave me the f**k alone,” he continued. “F**k it. One hundred thousand. You want to beat me up in public and sh*t, so what’s up?” he continued. “What will it take for us to end this nice and pleasant?”

“It’s not pleasant,” Chrisean replied.

The “Holy Moly” rapper proceeded to call her a “whore with tattoos” and accused her of cheating on him with other men.

Watch the toxic clip below:

Sick. By the way, Chrisean went viral back in May after video footage of her fighting Blueface’s mom and sister went viral. SMH.

 

It was double date night for #HalleBailey #DDG #Blueface and #ChriseanRock. https://t.co/PKjTitSfAp pic.twitter.com/5ZEIb1P733

— YBF CHIC (@TheYBF) July 25, 2022

 

From having fun on a double date with Halle Bailey and DDG to …this.

Photo: Instagram

RUMOR CONTROL: Wendy Williams Is Reportedly NOT Married To NYPD Cop As Concerning Videos Of Her Go Viral

A rep for Wendy Williams confirms the daytime talk show host is NOT married to an NYPD cop named Henry despite recent reports. The marriage news comes on the heels of concerning videos of Wendy going viral. More inside….

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Hollywood Unlocked honcho Jason Lee called up Wendy Williams to clap back at reports that say she’s NOT pregnant. On the call (above), Wendy confirms she IS in fact pregnant and said "f**k" William Selby. Listen above.

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It seems Wendy Williams got a little carried away talking about her new relationship.

Turns out, the daytime talk show is NOT married to a New York Police Department officer named Henry, according to her rep.

“That’s inaccurate,” William Selby (pictured below) told Page Six. “She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation.”

Is Wendy dating a police officer?

“Wendy doesn’t wish to disclose details at the moment,” her rep said.

 

One month after Wendy’s divorce from Kevin Hunter Sr. was announced, she was romantically linked to William "Big Will" Selby, who is a New York City-based jeweler who has created pieces for celebs like Drake and 50 Cent. It seems he has changed professions and is now Wendy’s rep. Interesting. Missed their dating rumor tea? Click HERE

Yesterday, Hollywood Unlocked reported the 58-year-old host called up blogger Jason Lee to inform him of her new marriage. She told him she was flying to Los Angeles later this week but also had some other bombshell news.

“She says, ‘I’m married.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ She’s like, ‘I got married,’” Jason recalled of their conversation.

“I’m like, ‘You got married when?’ And she’s like, ‘I got married last week.’”

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The site also reported Wendy instructed her publicist to keep her “entire family away from [her] except for [her] son for at least a year” and that her American Express credit card no longer works because her finances remain under Wells Fargo’s control.

The reports of her being married comes on the heels of concerning videos of Wendy showing off a huge ring on her ring finger to fans in the streets. You can peep the clip below:

 

hoping Wendy Williams gets the help she needs. she’s clearly high out of her mind pic.twitter.com/cp4QErDpaP

— BREESYHO (@breesyho) August 1, 2022

 

The daytime talk show host – who reportedly has a new podcast in the works – was also seen sleeping inside of the Louis Vuitton store:

 

No lie this is Wendy Williams in LV right now pic.twitter.com/21O5NtODuF

— INSTA: @gossipofthecitytea (@GOTCITYTEA) August 1, 2022

 

Just a few weeks ago…

Tommy Williams – Wendy’s younger brother – took to his YouTube account to react to how his sister has allegedly been acting. He claims Wendy refused to let her son, Kevin Jr., into her NYC penthouse after he flew to the Big Apple to celebrate her birthday (July 18th).

The audio in the video is super low, so here’s a transcript via TheJasmineBrand/Shadow And Act:

Tommy said that while her birthday should be “a great time” for family, “[i]t’s not a great time for everybody inside of Wendy’s head.” He also called Williams “trash” for her actions.

He described Williams as being "mean," "abrupt" and "heartless," and also said that he spent time with Kevin Jr. while Williams refused.

“Her son is up there to spend what could be a monumental time with his mother, that is if she opens the door,” he said. “My nephew is trying to get in there now to see his mother. He was with me yesterday, we talked about the trip. We smiled and laughed…I was excited for him [to meet Williams]…And now the moment of truth–as beckons to see his mother at the pearly gates–to see Wendy.”

Tommy went on to disapprove of how Williams has been talking openly about sex in recent interviews, as well as her apparent prior behavior behind the scenes.

“Talk about dragging, she’s dragging everybody, namely her son. She’s selfish,” he said. “One thing about Wendy is she’s always been selfish. All the way back. Way before the Wendy Show, way before.”

“She talks about how much she wants to bang, how much she wants somebody to bang her out. She’s got a son, she’s got a 91-year-old father, she’s got a mother looking down at her from the heavens,” he continued.

While he said he still cares about his sister despite his disapproval, his comments fly in stark contrast to how he was speaking about Williams just a few weeks ago, earlier in July.

In the first video he spoke about his sister, he said how she was being taken advantage of by others in her camp.

“Her health is the situation…The fact that she needs to be away from people that are doing her wrong, that’s the situation,” he said in a video. “The fact that family is all down here in South Florida and Wendy is up in New York by herself.”

Watch the video above (if you can hear it).

It’s kinda sad seeing Wendy spiral after her divorce from Kevin Hunter Sr. was finalized (in 2020). We just hope she can get things back on track with her health and finances, launch her podcast, and reunite with her Wendy Watchers.

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RENAISSANCE UPDATES: Beyonce Removes Kelis Credit & Sample From ‘Energy,’ Changes Ableist Slur ‘Spaz’ On ‘Heated’

Beyonce comes with some new “energy” after Kelis aired out her frustrations when she learned Bey used a sample of her work on her new album, Renaissance. There was also backlash from the disabled community over an offensive lyric on her song “Heated.” Deets inside…

Welp. That was handled.

Last week, Beyonce dropped her Renaissance album and – in typical Bey fashion – it broke the Internet. It had everyone weighing in … including Kelis.

The “Milkshake” singer made it clear she was not informed, nor did she grant “permission” for a sample/interpolation of her 2003 single “Milkshake” to be used for Bey’s new track “Energy.” She posted several videos airing out her frustrations, mostly directed towards producers Pharrell Williams and Chad Hugo. However, Bey was also shaded during her rants.

 

Beyoncé has removed Kelis’ sample from her new song “ENERGY”.

The sampled beat no longer appears on streaming services, and her credits have been removed.

#RENAISSANCE pic.twitter.com/ypvMuW3FcV

— TheYoncéHub (@yoncecapital) August 2, 2022

 

Days after Kelis’ online rants, Bey reportedly removed the controversial sampling from some music streaming services. Per Rolling Stone, the interpolation is no longer heard on Apple Music and Tidal. According to Buzzfeed, the YouTube lyric video still includes the sample.

Music industry vet Naima Cochrane tweeted the drum interpolation still appears on the track, while a vocal section that some fans incorrectly attributed to Kelis has been removed.

 

Annnnd worth noting (bc outlets aren’t being clear), all Beyonce removed today was the "La la la’s" at the end of Energy bc Y’ALLLLLLLLL were busy debating about whether that was a Kelis sample (it wasn’t). The drum interpolation is still there.

— Naima Cochrane (@naima) August 2, 2022

 

In a series of IG videos, Kelis shared she was upset because she felt Bey “should have at least reached out” to her about sampling the song on her new album. While Bey didn’t necessarily have to give her heads up since Pharrell and Chad owns the song, Kelis felt that Bey could have called her up to let her know since she’s always encouraging "women empowerment." 

”It’s not about me being jealous. Jealous of someone using my song? That’s the dumbest, most ignorant thing I’ve ever heard," she said. "It has to do with the fact that, from one artist to another, you should have the decency and common sense and the courtesy to call."

 

 

 
 

 

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“My mind is blown too because the level of disrespect and utter ignorance of all 3 parties involved is astounding,” Kelis continued. “Chad really is like an amoeba, he’s spineless. It’s a miracle he can keep his neck up, but Pharrell knows better. This is a direct hit at me, he does this stuff all the time. It’s very petty — very, very, very — and the reality is that it’s frustrating.”

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Amid the controversy, “Not Beyonce” has hilariously been trending:

 

not Beyoncé saying “ima give you something to cry about”

LMFAO pic.twitter.com/DmA7akJ1IY

— tonya (@tawnjayy) August 2, 2022

 

 

not beyonce woke up this morning and said “ok. bet” pic.twitter.com/N8M4UqjGQN

— Taylor’s Hex (@KneeCNastee) August 2, 2022

 

Not Beyoncé snatched that shit right off that muthafuckin album pic.twitter.com/6jAHenWsRq

— unique (@terrrryjr) August 2, 2022

 

That’s not the only update Bey made to her dance-heavy seventh studio album…

 

Beyonce has removed the “Heated” Lyric Video on YouTube due to backlash from the word “Spaz” for those with disabilities. The video is currently being edited to replace the word. #heated #RENAISSANCE pic.twitter.com/GnNABcu7EU

— Beyhiveontherun (@Beyhiveontherun) August 1, 2022

 

Mrs. Carter faced backlash for using the ableist term "spaz" in her song “Heated,” which promoted the singer to change the lyric.

NBC News reports:

The 11th track, "Heated," contained the word "spaz," a slur against people with disabilities.

Lizzo received backlash for the same word after initially including it in her single "Grrrls," which was released in June. After fans pointed out that the word originates from "spastic," the artist changed the lyrics.

“Someone who is spastic is born with a disability which makes it difficult for them to control their muscles, especially in their arms and legs,” according to Collins Dictionary. “Most people now refer to someone with this disability as having cerebral palsy.”

Fans have reacted to the change on social media:

 

Spaz is not a slur, not in the way Beyoncé and Lizzo used it. It’s a slang that is referring to a type of jumpiness or general hyper activeness.

—  (@erickacknowles) August 1, 2022

 

 

Neither Beyoncé nor Lizzo should have changed it, Spaz is NOT a slur in Black America and we simply can not let folks across the pond dictate how we talk. https://t.co/d2SHlVn8h8

— Juju (@JuJuBreauxD) August 1, 2022

 

 

So @Beyonce used the word ‘spaz’ in her new song Heated. Feels like a slap in the face to me, the disabled community & the progress we tried to make with Lizzo. Guess I’ll just keep telling the whole industry to ‘do better’ until ableist slurs disappear from music

— Hannah Diviney (@hannah_diviney) July 30, 2022

 

 

nobody cared about the word spaz until Beyonce and Lizzo used it….

—  (@scarletstalli) August 1, 2022

 

Thoughts?

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Deshaun Watson Is Now Threatening To Sue The NFL After 6-Game Suspension Following Sexual Misconduct Accusations, The Reactions Are In SHAMBLES

It’s rumored Deshaun Watson is threatening legal action if the NFL appeals his six-game suspension following sexual misconduct accusations. Get the latest inside…

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is threatening LEGAL action after a six-game suspension was issued by former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson, who determined he violated the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy.

According to reports, the NFL has three business days left to file an appeal of the ruling, which would be heard by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or a designee. Ahead of Monday’s ruling, the NFLPA and Deshaun released a statement pledging not to appeal the decision while calling on the NFL not to either.

Also, the judge’s mandate also stated Deshaun can’t hire his own therapists after he was accused of inappropriate sexual conduct with female massage therapists he hired.

As of now, it’s up in the air if the league will appeal.

Shortly after the ruling was released, the NFL said that it is still reviewing its next steps in the matter.

 

NFL statement about Judge Sue L. Robinson’s decision today: pic.twitter.com/U7sOlUs4k2

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) August 1, 2022

 

In the ruling, Judge Robinson said that Deshaun violated the league’s Personal Conduct Policy on three counts, which include Conduct that Qualifies as a Sexual Assault; Conduct that Poses a Genuine Danger to the Safety and Well-Being of Another Person; and Conduct that Undermines, or Puts at Risk, the Integrity of the NFL.

There wasn’t enough evidence to justify an indefinite suspension, despite violating the league’s conduct policy. The Browns QB will be eligible to return to the game on October 23rd. 

If the league does appeal the decision, Deshaun and the NFLPA (National Football League Players Association) could file a lawsuit, according to ESPN’s Jeff Darlington. By the way, the NFL proposed Deshaun should be suspended at least one year, while the NFLPA said he shouldn’t be suspended at all.

 

The question: Will the NFL accept the discipline suggestion from Sue Robinson — empowering a process that they agreed on? Or will Goodell impose his power in the situation — which the NFLPA also agreed to provide him in the CBA? A significant moment in a new disciplinary process. https://t.co/NjXQPy4tv0

— Jeff Darlington (@JeffDarlington) August 1, 2022

WKYC reports:

Such a move could result in a temporary restraining order, which would delay any punishment for Watson, potentially making him available to play at the start of the 2022 NFL season.

”I’m told if the NFL does appeal this, that Deshaun Watson’s side will be filing suit against them to question the authority of Goodell to do so," Darlington said on ESPN’s "Get Up" on Tuesday. "If that were to happen, we’re talking about injunctions, all sorts of legal processes that ultimately could delay this suspension. So there’s a bunch of complicated things out there. I’m not saying he wins or loses the case, but there’s a bunch of scenarios right now that puts the Cleveland Browns when they’re assessing what’s going to happen with their quarterback into play in many different scenarios."

If Deshaun does file a lawsuit against the league, he’ll be following in the footsteps of Tom Brady. In 2015, Tom – who was the New England Patriots quarterback – filed a suit against the NFL over his four-game suspension he received as a result of the ‘Deflategate’ scandal. Brady’s punishment was initially overturned, but it was later reinstated following an appeal by the league. Ultimately, Tom was suspended for the first four games of the 2016 season.

The six-game suspension comes after the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback was the subject of 25 sexual assault/misconduct lawsuits – 23 of which he has since settled and 24th which has been dropped. The sexual misconduct encounters cited in the lawsuits took place while Deshaun played for the Houston Texans. 

Deshaun Watson has denied any wrongdoing.

The Browns are supporting their QB through it all:

 

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— Cleveland Browns (@Browns) August 1, 2022

 

The National Organization of Women (NOW) responded to the ruling, saying the decision clearly shows "money talks, and women are unheard."

TMZ reports:

NOW — the nation’s leading organization for women’s rights — says the ruling is "unacceptable, insulting, and dangerous" … but not surprising, ’cause the league and its players have been in similar situations before. "The NFL has had a violence against women problem for years — and everyone knows it," NOW said.

"They re-structured his contract to make the majority of his $46 million first-year payout a “signing bonus,” not tied to him playing actual games," NOW said.

”Shame on the Cleveland Browns for rewarding Deshaun Watson and shame on the NFL for perpetuating a system where money talks, and women aren’t heard."

 

Peep online reactions to Deshaun’s six-game suspension below:

 

Sending love to all the women who have to cover this Deshaun Watson ruling today. They’re going to face nonstop abuse from fans who are either upset that his suspension only was 6 games, or thought it should have been longer. Please don’t let these assholes infect your spirit.

— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) August 1, 2022

 

 

Deshaun Watson bout to get 6-8 games for sexual assault but Ridley gets 1 year for gambling 1500 pic.twitter.com/S7wS6x0kXr

— PittsSZN (@SznPltts) August 1, 2022

 

 

NFL suspensions:
Calvin Ridley: 17 games, betting
Vontaze Burfict: 12 games, targeting
DeAndre Hopkins: 6 games, PED
Martavis Bryant: Indefinitely, Weed
Josh Gordon: 25+ games, Weed
Darren Waller: 16 games, substance abuse

DeShaun Watson: 6 games, 25 SV accusations

— Tristen Kuhn (@KuhnTristen) August 1, 2022

 

 

Wow, Deshaun Watson was suspended by the NFL for 6 games… He’s accused of assaulting 25 women… Colin Kaepernick knelt to protest police brutality and he’s now been “suspended” for 5 years… Shows what little value the NFL places on women… and Black lives for that matter…

— Cyrus McQueen (@CyrusMMcQueen) August 1, 2022

 

 

Trevor Bauer got a 324 game MLB suspension — two years — for non-criminal sexual assault allegations. Deshaun Watson, so far, got six NFL games for 30 women’s non-criminal allegations. Bauer’s suspension will cost him over $60 million, Watson’s suspension will cost him $300k.

— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) August 1, 2022

 

 

Calvin Ridley made a bet that his team will win a game in the NFL

He got suspended indefinitely, through at least the entire 2022 season and possibly more.

He also lost $11.1 million in salary.

Deshaun Watson meanwhile received 6 game suspension, he’ll only lose less than $1M. https://t.co/hAt2Ft6TmJ

— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) August 1, 2022

 

In March, the Browns offered Deshaun a history-making $230 million, five-year deal GUARANTEED after he waived his No Trade clause with the Texans. The 26-year-old NFLer had a change of heart after previously rejecting the Browns.

The move comes just one week after a Texas grand jury declined to indict and criminally charge him for sexual misconduct allegations made by nearly two dozen women. Throughout the ordeal, Deshaun has denied any wrongdoing. Last week, his lawyer said he “did not commit any crimes and is not guilty of any offenses."

Again, if you’re talented enough in the NFL, it doesn’t really matter what you do – there’s seemingly always a place for you.

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Joe Manganiello Finds Out The Italian Man He Thought Was His Grandfather ISN’T, His Biological Grandfather Is Mixed Race

Actor Joe Manganiello recently found out his paternal grandfather isn’t actually related to him and that his biological grandfather is a Black man of mixed race. Deets inside….

Not thinking you’re Italian your whole life only to find out you’re actually the offspring of a Black man of mixed race.

Magic Mike star Joe Manganiello embarked on an extraordinary ride to uncover his ancestors in an episode of “Finding Your Roots. And what he discovered shocked him.

The “True Blood” actor – who has indeed played into his “Italian Stallion” image his entire career – found out that he’s not even related to any Manganeillos and the man he thought was his grandfather ISN’T. His actual biological grandfather is actually a Black man of mixed race.

Once the discovery was made, host Henry Louis Gates Jr. called Joe with the news so he wouldn’t find out first during taping.

The Associated Press reports:

“My family and I had a betting pool of what it is, like what’s so bad that you can’t announce it on the episode?” Manganiello told a TV critics meeting Thursday. Gates informed Manganiello that the man the family believed to be the actor’s paternal grandfather really wasn’t.

“My grandfather was a Black man of mixed race,” said Manganiello, who is white. “That was fascinating.”

As a result, Gates told him, “You are zero percent genetically related to anyone named Manganiello in the world.”

Gates didn’t stop there. The show’s research traced back to the actor’s fifth great-grandfather who was a slave who became free before slavery was abolished in Massachusetts, where Manganiello’s father was born outside of Boston. His father’s family came from Italy.

Manganiello found out his distant relative joined the Continental Army and fought alongside other Blacks for the colonies against the British in units that were non-segregated.

“None of us would have guessed that if we’d had 10 years of guessing,” the actor said. “If Manganiello’s not my last name, what is?”

Wow.

The show’s research team traced back to the actor’s fifth great-grandfather, who was a slave who became free before slavery was abolished in Massachusetts, where Manganiello’s father was born outside of Boston. His father’s family came from Italy.

Researchers also solved another mystery from his mother’s side.

Manganiello’s maternal great-grandmother was a survivor of the Armenian genocide during World War I in which her husband and seven of her children were killed. She was shot, but played dead and escaped with an eighth child, who later drowned while they traversed the Euphrates River.

Manganiello was told his great-grandmother was incarcerated and met a German officer stationed at the camp. He said she became pregnant by the officer, who later returned to Germany without her. The actor’s aunt had a picture of the man, which later got lost.

“We had nothing to connect us being German other than this,” he said.

The show’s researchers found that the actor’s mother and aunt were the children of the half-German baby.

“That was a really profound moment for me,” he said.

Gates said it took nearly a year to uncover the ancestry in part because the Turkish government doesn’t give researchers access to vital records and population documents dating to the Ottoman Empire.

“To think that I don’t look like the other people in m family is because I look like the Germans, OK, now that makes sense,” he said. “It’s really wild what we uncovered.”

We’re sure it was mind blowing for the actor and his wife, Colombian born actress Sofía Vergara.

The new season of “Finding Your Roots” premieres January 3, 2023. Among those featured are Oscar winners Viola Davis and Julia Roberts, as well as Carol Burnett, political activist Angela Davis and actor Danny Trejo.

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Chris Rock Cracks ‘Suge Smith’ Joke After Will Smith Issues Public Apology, Will Says Jada Had NOTHING To Do With Oscars Slap

Chris Rock responds to the new, public apology Will Smith recently posted involving the Oscars slap heard around the world. Find out what they both said inside…

The aftermath continues on.

Fours months after the infamous Oscars slap "heard around the world," Hollywood actor Will Smith released a video apology to Chris Rock and his family for his actions on the night he won his very first Academy Award.

As you know, Will rushed the Oscars stage and slapped presenter Chris Rock across his face after he made an off-script joke about his wife Jada Pinkett-Smith’s bald head, comparing her to the G.I. Jane character.

During his first "Ego Death World Tour" show since Will released his apology video, the “Good Hair” host joked about the slap, dubbing Will “Suge Smith,” a play on the name of Death Row Records CEO Suge Knight (who is currently incarcerated).

The 57-year-old comedian hit the stage at the Fox Theatre in Atlanta on Sunday (July 31st) to basically subtweet Will onstage as he didn’t mention his name, but it was clear what he was referring to.

“Everybody is trying to be a f**king victim," he said. "If everybody claims to be a victim, then nobody will hear the real victims. Even me getting smacked by Suge Smith … I went to work the next day, I got kids."

”Anyone who says words hurt has never been punched in the face," he joked.

Early Friday morning, the King Richard star – who won the Best Actor award – took to Instagram to post a video apology to Chris. In the video – that almost six minutes – he apologized to Chris, Chris’ brother Tony Rock (who defended his brother), and their mother.

"I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable, and I’m here whenever you’re ready to talk."

The Pursuit of Happyness star answered questions that were raised on the internet following the Oscars slap. When asked why he didn’t apologize to Chris during his acceptance speech, he shared:

“I was fogged out by that point. It is all fuzzy. I’ve reached out to Chris and the message that came back is that, he’s not ready to talk. When he is, he will reach out. I will say to you, Chris, I apologize to you. My behavior was unacceptable and I am here whenever you are ready to talk. I want to apologize to Chris’s mother. I saw an interview [she] did, and that was one of the things I just didn’t realize. I wasn’t thinking, but how many people got hurt in that moment. I want to apologize to Chris’ mother, I want to apologize to Chris’s family, specifically Tony Rock. We had a great relationship. Tony Rock was my man. This is probably irreparable. I spent the last three months replaying and understanding the nuance and complexity of what happened in that moment. I’m not going to try to unpack all of that right now, but I can say to all of you, there is no part of me that thinks that was the right way to behave in that moment. No part of me that thinks that is the optimal way to handle a feeling of disrespect or insult.”

After Chris made the G.I. Jane joke, we all saw Jada roll her eyes in annoyance. Despite how the Internet tried to pin this altercation on Jada, Will confirmed she had nothing to do with his spontaneous actions.

“No. I made a choice on my own, from my own experience, and my history with Chris. Jada had nothing to do with it. I’m sorry, babe, and I want to say sorry to my kids and my family for the heat that I brought on all of us.”

He apologized to fellow Philly native Questlove for ruining his Oscar moment after winning the Academy Award for Best Documentary for his “Summer of Soul” doc.

“To all my fellow nominees, this is a community,” Will continued. “I won because you voted for me and it really breaks my heart to have stolen and tarnished your moment. I can still see Questlove’s eyes – it happened on Questlove’s award – and I am sorry isn’t really sufficient.”

In conclusion, Will said he’s human and he’s going to do everything in his power to put “light and love” into the world.

“Two things. One, disappointing people is my central trauma. I hate when I let people down, so it hurts me psychologically and emotionally that I didn’t live up to peoples’ image and impression of me. The work I am trying to do is, I am deeply remorseful and I’m trying to be remorseful without being ashamed of myself. I’m human and I made a mistake and I’m trying not to think of myself as a piece of shit so I would say to those people, I know it was confusing, I know it was shocking, but I promise you I am deeply devoted and committed to putting light and love and joy into the world. If you hang on, I promise we will be able to be friends again.”

Peep his apology video below:

 

 
 

 

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In April 2022, Will officially and voluntarily resigned from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences, just weeks before his scheduled hearing, following his Oscars night slap. 

Will was also banned from attending Academy Awards ceremonies for the next 10 years.

Previously, Chris said he wasn’t addressing the Oscars slap until he got paid. However, he hit the stage at Madison Square Garden last weekend alongside Kevin Hart and Dave Chappelle where he broke his silence about the slap.

“Anyone who says ‘words hurt’ has never been punched in the face,” he shared.

In true Kevin Hart fashion, the Night School comedian brought a real-life goat out on stage and joked it was “Will Smith.”

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‘RHOA’ Fans Label Drew Sidora A ‘Pick-Me’ After She Mentions Another Woman Will Have A Baby For Sanya Richards Ross’ Husband If She Refuses

 

”Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Drew Sidora chimes in on Sanya Richards-Ross’ family dilemma about having another child and her response is sounding real Supreme Court-ish. More inside…

It seems ”Real Housewives of Atlanta” star Drew Sidora has PLENTY of opinions about her co-star/Olympic gold medalist Sanya Richards-Ross expanding her family. And folks are comparing her opinions to the Supreme Court’s overruling of Roe vs. Wade, which is the landmark 1973 Supreme Court case that made abortion legal across the U.S.

During a recent episode, Sanya and her husband Aaron Ross sat down to discuss the future of their family. And it was clear they have different views on what their family should look like in the upcoming years. It’s no secret Aaron would like to give their son – Aaron Jermaine Ross II – a sibling…ASAP. However, Sanya isn’t all the way here for it. She told her husband she doesn’t know if it’s the right time for them to expand their family — now or ever.

Of course, this has caused a strain on their relationship.

Last night, Drew Sidora appeared in the clubhouse to chop it up with Andy Cohen on “Watch What Happens Live” about what’s going on with her co-stars. During one segment, Drew was asked what she thought about Sanya’s hesitancy about having another baby and she said she believes two people should be on the same page when they get married and it’s the wife’s “duty” to have a baby if that’s what the husband wants.

”If you don’t have the baby, somebody else will,” she said.

In so many words, Drew basically said she owes her husband more kids. Watch the clip below:

Fans have calling Drew out on social media, calling her a “pick-me” and said her comment seemed Superme Court-ish.

 

Drew is literally so stupid. I do not stand for pickme bitches, because literally she sounds like the Supreme Court. This why Sanya keep digging in her ass https://t.co/qmEyZiFYPs

— Your Local East African Girl (@Faith__Kay) August 1, 2022

 

 

Drew sounds like such a pick me on #WWHL.

And Sanya clearly stayed they are so busy so she’s clearly leery about having another baby. Hence the busy shade to Ralph.

It is not a wife’s duty to have a baby for a man. Ew. #RHOA

— Madam C.J. White Walker (@ABitOfKwansLife) August 1, 2022

 

 

If Drew just said Sanya should have the conversation and communicate w her husband, hear out his needs, etc. I would understand. Her line of defense was antiquated at best but 1000% sounded VERY stupid #RHOA #WWHL https://t.co/KUlGhRJpZ8

— R B (@CompletelyMessy) August 1, 2022

 

 

Drew sounded like a complete idiot on #WWHL tryna say Sanya practically owed having more kids to her husband.

— Cozy Alien Superstar (@CharleyBravoJr) August 1, 2022

 

 

Why couldn’t Drew Sidora suggest that Sanya & Aaron try to have a child by surrogate later down.. obviously with businesses in 2 cities & Aaron not being around, having a kid now would mean Sanya has to raise the child.. are the mother’s dreams not as valid as her father’s?

— Kimya Glasgow (@KimyaG) August 1, 2022

 

After hearing Drew’s response, do you agree or disagree?!

 

Photo: Drew’s IG