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Nia Long Talks Filming "Come Clean Day" Spot With Deon Cole, Working With Old Spice & More

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Old Spice has long been a leader in the men's grooming products line for well over 80 years and counting, and recently, they've become pop culture darlings for their hilarious television spots over the years. Nia Long appeared in their new "Come Clean Day" spot with actor and comedian Deon Cole, and Ms. Long shared some details about working with the company, how she uses the products herself, and more.

The spot opens up with Deon Cole and his romantic partner sitting down with Long, who plays a relationship therapist. Apparently, Cole's character is emotionally wrecked because his lady keeps borrowing his Old Spice lotion and he's having quite a hard time processing it. Cole, face wet with tears, hands over the lotion and expresses his hurt while his lady couldn't be less bothered.

The scene shifts to Long ready to inject her advice but suddenly, the time of the session concludes and they're on their way. Off-camera, you can hear Cole's lady and Long discussing the lotion and taking some more for themselves, adding to the whole "Come Clean Day' theme neatly.

In our exclusive chat with Long, she shared how much fun she had shooting the spot, how she's been guilty of snatching up some Old Spice, and shared that she has some other ventures coming down the pipeline. Long also shared her thoughts about the passing of her Friday co-star, A.J. Johnson.

"Being on set with Deon was so much fun and especially since it was my first commercial," Long began, explaining how she prepared for her role and how she maintained a straight face. "It wasn't a long shoot like it would be for movies, but it was still a production and I really enjoyed working with the crew."

The new "Come Clean Day" collection is centered around women taking their body and skincare products from their guy, so we naturally asked if Long uses the product and not just for the sake of the commercial.

"Oh I have a bunch of men in my house, and those men are ashy," Long said with a laugh. "But even I use it too when I take my son to the bus stop and I see that my hands need a little touching up. Our entire household is all about Old Spice and I'm not just saying that."

To commemorate the day, Old Spice has offered a limited-edition bundle, complete with a little Old Spice swag so that when you steal his smell-goods, you can sweeten up the deal. Learn more about the collection here and keep scrolling to see the commercial.


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Alicia Keys Has Long Forgiven Lil Mama For Crashing Her Show With Jay-Z [Video]

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One of the biggest live performances snafus all time is now seemingly behind Alicia Keys. She says has since forgiven Lil Mama for crashing her set.

As spotted on The Grio the New York native recently was a guest on The Morning Hustle Show. The crew got the performer to detail some of her biggest moments in her stories career. Naturally her performance of "Empire State Of Mind" with Jay-Z at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards also became a topic. But to hear her tell it she was the last person in the world to know the "Lip Gloss" rapper had joined them. "Listen, to this day, I truly never knew she was even on the stage - that's the craziest part of the whole thing for me. I was on that stage, JAY was in the middle, she was on the other side of JAY, and I never saw her. Never" she said.

Keys continued, "So umm, that was wild to me. But I absolutely - it's not even a statement. That was then. You know, she's from New York, too. You know, I think she really felt the energy of the record and she loved it and she couldn't hold herself back. Look, this is what my music does to people. What can we say?" Nevertheless she confirmed on the show that she has long forgiven Lil Mama. While the moment has since evolved into a legendary meme, Jay-Z was not very pleased with the move during those days. In a interview with Angie Martinez he explained that Lil Mama was out of pocket. "To interrupt that moment for us, I don't think that was the right thing to do," he said. "It was a lot of planning that went into that performance. To disrupt that was out of line."

You can see Alicia discuss the incident below.

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Dave Chappelle Is Willing To Talk With Netflix Employees After Protest

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In the wake of the walkout protest conducted by Netflix employees upset with Dave Chappelle's latest comedy special, representatives for the comedian have stated that he's willing to sit down and talk with them.

"Dave stands by his art: No more jokes about transgenders until we can all laugh together," an unidentified representative for Chappelle reportedly said afterwards to TMZ.

"The streets are talking and Dave is listening. At some point, when everyone is open, I'm sure the communities will come together." This news comes after a few dozen LGBTQ+ employees, angered by the comedian's comments about the LGBTQ+ community and trans people in particular in The Closer, staged a walkout in protest over the special and the streaming giant's internal mishandling of the situation.

According to transgender activist and journalist Ashlee Marie Preston, a spokesperson for those protesting, an invitation was extended to Chappelle to come to the protest outside of Netflix's offices in Los Angeles, California. "I invited Dave Chappelle to come and have a transformative dialogue about the harm that was committed. He chose not to show up," Preston said when interviewed on the scene.

The representative for Chappelle however, refutes that, claiming they're unsure why that would be said since they claim no invitation was received by their camp. Dave Chappelle is currently performing in London, and has stated that if Netflix were to pull the special from their platform that he'd consider doing a U.S. tour in response.

Netflix has been flustered by the backlash to the special, with CEO Ted Sarandos admitting that they haven't handled it well after word got out about the company punishing employees who crashed a board meeting in protest over the special and the streaming giant's treatment of those employees who spoke out publicly regarding Chappelle's jokes against trans people.


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Lil Nas X Honored With His Very Own Day In The City of Atlanta For His "Artistic influence & Transfo

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Lil Nas X keeps on winning and giving his haters a reason to be mad.

The city of Atlanta awarded the "Industry Baby" rapper his very own day. TMZ reports the honor was bestowed upon Lil Nas X for his "artistic influence and transformative influence"... mostly through his super-popular songs." The special ceremony went down at The Gathering spot in Northwest Atlanta. He was presented with a plaque with a proclamation from city councilman and mayoral candidate Antonio Brown, Atlanta's first openly Black LQBTQ+ council member.

Billboard reports that Brown praised Nas X for his "considerable impact" on the LGBTQ community through his music in a passionate speech.

 "He has made a considerable impact on the LGBTQ community by reshaping how society accepts LGBTQ artists within the music industry and empowering others to break barriers and be more open, expressive, and personal through music and art. And Lil Nas X, I just wanna say you inspire me. I'm running to be the mayor of Atlanta. I would be the first LGBTQ mayor in the history of the city. And you inspire me, allow me to believe I can do it. So thank you."

Lil Nas X was also praised for his charitable work as well. The rapper brilliantly uses the outrage he generates on social media to help causes he cares about. The Grammy award-winning artist used a fake baby registry ahead of the release of critically acclaimed debut album Montero and raised money for  HIV awareness organizations. According to Billboard, "The rapper has raised more than $100,000 for the Gilead COMPASS Initiative grantees, with Gilead pledging to match up to an additional $25,000 per grantee once the baby registry has closed."

Take that Lil Boosie.

Notable guests on hand included Chloe Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Todd Tucker, Miss Lawrence.

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Since dropping "Old Town Road" and the even more infectious remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, the Georgia native has proven time and time again that he is not a one-hit-wonder. He has won two Grammy Awards and became the first openly gay rapper to receive 7 Grammy nominations.

Congrats to Lil Nas X.


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Swedish Rapper Einar Killed In Alleged Gang-Related Attack

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Einar, one of the most popular young rappers in Sweden, was shot and killed on Thursday (October 21) in what authorities allege was a gang-related attack. Einar, birth name Nils Gronberg, was murdered in Stockholm and police are still on the lookout for the suspects.

In a report from CNN, it was revealed that Einar was apparently the target of rival rappers last year after he was abducted and physically assaulted. Fears of rising gang violence in the European Union country have raised concerns among citizens, and the nation's prime minister addressed the killing in a statement.

"A young life has been extinguished, and I understand that he meant a lot to many young people. It is tragic," Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said to TT, Sweden's national news agency.

Rapping since 16, Einar has amassed quite a following and gained a number of awards by way of his musical talents. According to connected reports, Einar was slated to testify in a trial connected to the kidnapping and assault just a week from now.

Rapper Yasin Byn was slapped with prison time for his role in the kidnapping along with several others.

Nils "Einar" Gronberg was 19 years old.


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Prop Gun Misfire On Alec Baldwin Movie Set Kills Cinematographer

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Tragedy struck on a movie set out in New Mexico on Thursday (October 21), as word broke that an accident involving Alec Baldwin and a prop firearm resulted in the death of the film's cinematographer and caused injury to the film's director.

According to the Huffington Post, police from the Santa Fe County Sheriff's department were summoned to the set of Rust, a Western that Baldwin is producing as well as starring in around 2 P.M. local time. Upon their arrival at the Bonanza Creek Ranch, they found that the Sex and The City actor had fired a prop firearm which malfunctioned on discharge during a scene.

The malfunction's impact struck cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and director Joel Souza. Hutchins, 48, was airlifted to the University of New Mexico Hospital in Albuquerque, where she succumbed to her injuries.

In a statement to the press, International Cinematographers Guild 100 confirmed Hutchins' passing: "We received the devastating news this evening, that one of our members, Halyna Hutchins, the Director of Photography on a production called 'Rust' in New Mexico died from injuries sustained on the set," wrote President John Lindley and Executive Director Rebecca Rhine. "The details are unclear at this moment, but we are working to learn more, and we support a full investigation into this tragic event. This is a terrible loss, and we mourn the passing of a member of our Guild's family." The incident is eerily similar to the death of Brandon Lee, actor and son of the late movie icon Bruce Lee, on the set of The Crow in 1993.

Lee's family released a statement expressing condolences via Twitter:

Our hearts go out to the family of Halyna Hutchins and to Joel Souza and all involved in the incident on "Rust". No one should ever be killed by a gun on a film set. Period.

— Brandon Bruce Lee (@brandonblee) October 22, 2021

Souza, 48, was rushed to Christus St. Vincent Regional Medical Center in Santa Fe for emergency treatment. Baldwin was questioned by officers and was in tears outside of his trailer.

The sheriff's office has declared that an active investigation is underway. "Detectives are investigating how and what type of projectile was discharged.", they said in a statement to the press.  Rust is a Western where Baldwin plays the title character, an outlaw who seeks the truth when his 13-year old grandson is convicted of an accidental murder.

Baldwin issues a statement on the tragic incident via Twitter.

"There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours," tweeted Baldwin on Friday morning (Oct. 22). "I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and I am in touch with her husband, offering my support to him and his family. My heart is broken for her husband, their son, and all who knew and loved Halyna."

There are no words to convey my shock and sadness regarding the tragic accident that took the life of Halyna Hutchins, a wife, mother and deeply admired colleague of ours. I'm fully cooperating with the police investigation to address how this tragedy occurred and

— AlecBaldwin(HABF) (@AlecBaldwin) October 22, 2021

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The NBA's 75th Anniversary Greatest Players List Has Expected Names, Several Snubs #NBA75

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The new NBA season launched this week and much of the celebration of its return was centered around the league's 75th anniversary, along with a list of the 75 greatest players of all time. While there are some expected names on the list, there have been several snubs and #NBATwitter definitely had something to say.

The league has done similar lists before, most famously its 50 all-time greats list that was released on the league's 50th anniversary. All of the names from the previous list were grandfathered to the current one, with the additional 25 being a mix of names that should've been on the first iteration and plenty of snubs abound this time.

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Of course, many of these names should be there, notably Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Wilt Chamberlain, Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and other league-transforming stars. Bob McAdoo, one of the biggest snubs from the 50th-anniversary list, is included. Giannis Antetokounmpo, the reigning NBA Finals MVP and Milwaukee Bucks superstar is just 26 years of age and made the list, along with Portland Trailblazers sharpshooter Damian Lillard. Dominique Wilkins, another 50th-anniversary snub, has also made the cut.

Check out the reactions to the list from NBA Twitter below.


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19 current or former Lakers (if I counted that right) on the list of the 75 greatest players in NBA history. #NBA75

One former Laker missing that's definitely snub IMO: Pau Gasol

You could also make a case for Dwight Howard.

Current Lakers: LeBron, AD, Westbrook, Melo
— Ryan Ward (@RyanWardLA) October 21, 2021


Belated Top 75 NBA thing that I hate myself for doing but I gotta because it is gospel: The biggest snub is TMac, and anyone who disagrees can come get these digital hands.
— Mike Piellucci (@mikelikessports) October 22, 2021


Dwight Howard was the biggest snub from the NBA's Top 75 list. Here's why:
— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) October 22, 2021


Klay Thompson's resume:

3x NBA Champion

5x All-Star

2x All-NBA

Most points scored in a quarter

Most points scored in under 30 minutes (60)

Most threes in a game

Most threes in a playoff game

2nd greatest shooter of all time

Snubbed from the NBA's top 75 list..
— Optimistic Warriors Fan (@GoIdenState) October 21, 2021


The biggest snubs of the NBA 75 list:
— ?ei (@notorioustei) October 21, 2021


The #NBA75 list isn't even bad. Every undeniable NBA great made the list. Dwight Howard is the only snub that should raise eyebrows. All these other "snubs" being named were injury-prone or sidekicks. Still great, but not top 75!
— Da Kid Gowie (@DaKidGowie) October 22, 2021


Dwight Howard not making the NBA Top 75 with this resume is insane
— Ahmed/Ben Simmons tricked me (@big_business_) October 21, 2021


There's no argument for Damian Lillard to make that Top 75 list over Dwight Howard
— Shane Young (@YoungNBA) October 21, 2021


Klay Thompson is definitely a top 75 player in NBA History.
— Optimistic Warriors Fan (@GoIdenState) October 21, 2021


this man wasn't in the NBA's top 75
— okayJAY¹¹ (@makenossense) October 22, 2021


.@ShannonSharpe on whether Kyrie Irving should be on the NBA's Top 75 list:

"Based on what? Because he hit a shot?! Outside of LeBron, what has Kyrie done? If you base it on his resume, he's not a Top 75 player. I got a bigger problem with Dwight Howard not making it."
— UNDISPUTED (@undisputed) October 22, 2021


Man of class and dignity

Best player in Denver Nuggets history

Leading scoring of the 80s

Not a top 75 NBA player?! Alex is in my book!
— George Karl (@CoachKarl22) October 21, 2021


Shaq seeing that Dwight Howard didn't make the NBA's Top 75 list:
— Colb (@___Colb___) October 21, 2021


NBA voters be damned for keeping Vince Carter off the top-75 list.
— Anthony Puccio (@APOOCH) October 22, 2021


I'm honored to be selected as one of the NBA's top 75 players of all time, alongside a wealth of talent. Congratulations to my fellow Hoya, Allen Iverson for also making the list. #HOYASAXA #NBA75
— Patrick Ewing (@CoachEwing33) October 20, 2021


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Lil Durk & India Royale Squash Rumors of Infidelity With Photo of Passionate Kiss, Twitter Still Sus

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Lil Durk and India Royale let the world know they are still very much together.

The Chicago rapper and popular Instagram model/entrepreneur had to fend off pesky rumors of cheating on social media Thursday (Oct.22). Allegedly, Durk was caught out here cheating on Royale with an unidentified transgender woman. According to the website Parle Magazine, the woman accused Durk of cheating with her and made her case with a series of blurry photos. Durk allegedly posted a photo of himself in the same hallway that can be seen in the pictures and then quickly deleted them, but that gave many enough time to make a "connection."

Lil Durk Caught CHEATING with Trans women After posting IG pic. Currently He deleted his Instagram

— mob (@MobTye) October 21, 2021

Fueling the cheating rumors was Durk briefly deleting his Instagram account and India Royale archiving photos featuring the couple. Durk would eventually return to Instagram sharing a photo of himself and Royale sharing a raunchy kiss with the caption, "y'all know damn well this shit 4eva." Royale shared the same image with her caption reading, "Play "Dangerously in Love."

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Whew, we thought that was the end of one of the internet's favorite "couples goals." It still doesn't explain why the "My Beyoncé" rapper briefly deleted his Instagram account. Despite Durk and Royale shutting down the cheating rumors, Twitter is still skeptical about the whole situation.

Daamnnn lil Durk got caught cheating w/ a tranny!! After appearing to be #CoupleGoals!!! See we can't trust these n****

— Love (@iBlwPrpleKisses) October 21, 2021

why are people surprised that lil durk cheated ???? "WhEn yOu cAugHt mE cHeAtInG I cAuGhT amNesIA" that mf been cheating

— saj (@sxxxj7) October 21, 2021

This is the second time Durk was accused of cheating on Royale. The couple first met in 2017, got engaged the following year, and has one child together. You can peep more reactions to Durk allegedly stepping out on India Royale below.


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Von looking down at Lil Durk rn:
— Woods (@KtheHxncho) October 21, 2021
Y'all play too much.


— Corn ? (@sneerid) October 21, 2021


Lil Durk walking behind a trans woman means he's cheating
— ? (@gairythesnaiI) October 21, 2021
Fair point.


lil durk been cheating on india idk what makes yall think he wasnt, niggas paint pretty pictures all the time.
— MJ (@_maiyaj) October 20, 2021
Well damn.


Lil durk finally cheated on India now all you "couples goals" niggas can shut up and get a job
— Tyrae(1-16) (@imTyraee) October 21, 2021


this lil durk situation really goes to show you how quick mfs can't wait to speak on someone's relationship ending or someone cheating on their partner. it's very weird
— chris (@wtfcport) October 22, 2021


Y'all never heard about being at the wrong place at the wrong time???? So lil durk walking behind somebody is cheating??
— Bigdaddy Nae (@Nae61846588) October 22, 2021


Every month y'all start a rumour about durk cheating y'all want this man to cheat on this girl so bad
— Alliyasweetz (@moodiealliya) October 22, 2021


Why tf do i keep seeing tweets about Durk cheating with a trans woman .. stop playing with that man
— BVDVSS (@Biggbootsie) October 22, 2021


Lil durk Stan's right now
— Big_broke_nigga2 (@broke_big) October 21, 2021


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Edges-Lacking Candace Owens Barks On Australia's COVID-19 Policies, Twitter Hands Her Ls From Down U

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Candace Owens is back to her normal schedule of minding business that is not her own, this time turning her attention to the COVID-19 policies of Australia of all places.  But just as Sen. Ted Cruz recently found out, Aussies are a proud people and they've been giving the conservative pundit the business from down under.

During a segment on her eponymously named talk program, Owens took a moment to attack the Land Down Under by calling its COVID-19 restrictions "tyranny" and suggesting that the United States invade the nation for reasons we're still not able to fully determine. Before launching her missive, Owens shared that her husband has family members who shared with him what they've endured during the country's battle with the pandemic. Essentially speaking, Owens believes that the rules put in place by the country's leaders are heavy-handed and that the mental state of residents is suffering as a result.

"I was shocked reading this message and I decided that for this episode I'm just going to read it for verbatim. It's a list of the Covid rules that Australian citizens are being made to follow. As I read this I want you to close your eyes and imagine that this was your life, and what your mental state would be like if you were being made to abide by these rules," Owens began.

After rattling off the list of rules, including contract tracing, gathering limits, and other necessary measures in making sure that public health is at the forefront, Owens said the unthinkable.

"So I'm going to ask those same lecturing politicians and media members a question. When do we deploy troops to Australia? When do we invade Australia and free an oppressed people who are suffering under a totalitarian regime? When do we spend trillions of dollars to spread democracy in Australia?" Owens shared.

Yeah, we know.

The reactions to Candace Owens' quip have been cropping up on Twitter and many of them are straight to the gut. We'll share the best of them below.

Candace Owens says we should invade Australia. "Australia currently, make no mistake, is a tyrannical police state. It's citizens are quite literally being imprisoned against their will. So when do we deploy?"

— Ron Filipkowski (@RonFilipkowski) October 21, 2021

G'day from Down Under @tedcruz. Thanks for your interest in the Territory. I'm the Chief Minister. Below are a few facts about COVID down here.

— Michael Gunner (@fanniebay) October 18, 2021


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Candace Owens never trends for anything meaningful, beneficial, or favorable.
— Heyoka (@HeyokaEmpath01) October 22, 2021


Me trying to figure out why Candace Owens is trending
— Lädy Ä (@aphotomama) October 22, 2021


Just saw that Candace Owens chick is calling for the US to invade Australia.
— Lizzy (@lizthepooh) October 21, 2021


Candace Owens: We need to invade Australia to liberate them.

Australia: Hard pass.

Rest of the world: What is wrong with her?
— John Collins (@JohnCollins_KP) October 22, 2021


From every single one of us here in Australia, Candace Owens can
— Richard (@156Richard) October 21, 2021


Australians to Candace Owens
— Madi (@madi93) October 22, 2021


Ha Candace Owens is trending again. Why doesn't she ever trend for doing something good?!
— Bryan Keith (@Bryan19121) October 22, 2021


Marjorie Taylor Greene invading Australia cus Candace Owens said so.
— DeathMetalViking (@DeathMetalV) October 22, 2021


If a Republican tells you they have a black friend, it's Candace Owens
— Mister Race Bannon (@MrRaceBannon) October 22, 2021


Candace Owens talking about invading Australia as if we stand a chance against people who survive great white attacks by punching sharks in the face.
— The Volatile Mermaid (Resting Witch Face) (@OhNoSheTwitnt) October 22, 2021


Candace Owens: Wants the US to invade Australia

The U.S. and Australia:
— MAL | RaptxrFPS (@SirRaptxrThe1st) October 22, 2021


Candace Owens is demanding we invade Australia
The scary thing
If Trump was still president
He would now be considering this
— William Buecker (@wcbuecker) October 22, 2021


Let there be no mistake.... Candace Owens is only popular because she appeals to racists and unhinged, wild conspiracy theorists making them feel validated in their wild delusions of grandeur. #ThursdayThoughts
— Charli Huxley (@ImKnotTheOne) October 22, 2021


Always was, always will be... fuck off Candace Owens, you grifter, we are already trying to get our land back.
— Nakkiah Lui (@nakkiahlui) October 22, 2021


Candace Owens walks into a bar, the bartender says, "not today mate."
— R.Scott Tipton, MPA allyVeteran (@RScottTipton) October 22, 2021


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#BRUHNews: Florida Man Kills Neighbor Over A Trespassing Cat

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At times it really does feel like Floridians really out here doing the most but this latest incident might be the most unnecessary one to date.

The Orlando Sentinal is reporting that a Florida man shot and killed his neighbor after a dispute over a cat for continuously coming onto his property in Umatilla. This past Wednesday (October 20) 58-year-old Clifton Anthony Bliss Jr. got into a dispute with James Arland Taylor Jr., 41, over Taylor's cat who would wander onto his property uninvited. Afterwards Bliss took his .22 caliber rifle and went over to Taylor's house and shot him in the chest. Taylor was killed and Bliss was eventually arrested and charged with second degree homicide.

According to neighbors, Anthony Bliss Jr. was known to argue with neighbors over their dogs and cats walking around his house and was considered a "troublemaker" and "hot head" by those who've seen him get out of pocket. Anthony Bliss tried to play the self-defense card in the matter, but it held little to no water with those who were on the scene at the time of the incident.

"Bliss told witnesses on the scene, and also told his wife during a phone call, that Taylor had assaulted him before the shooting."

"However, an eyewitness said she had seen no physical altercation before the shooting."

"A detective investigating the case said Bliss' claim about being assaulted appeared to be "without merit."

No word on what will happen with the orphaned cat, but Bliss is looking at quite the lengthy prison sentence for shooting and killing its owner over basically nothing. That's Florida these days.


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