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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 2:44 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Wendy Williams Show Staff Reportedly Looking For Jobs In Fear of Show's Looming Ending
Talk show veteran Wendy Williams may be riding high after her explosive divorce from cheating husband Kevin Hunter - but her show's staff is allegedly unstable. The "Wendy Show" crew held their annual wrap party at Jay-Z's 40/40 Club in Manhattan yesterday (7/31/19) in celebration of the controversial tenth season.
Sources hint that it may have been the last wrap party for many of the staffmembers due to skepticism about the show's future. After many hiatuses, Wendy's sober living house stint, and her emotional divorce - many are afraid that the show will end. The source claims,
"Staff are all celebrating what was one of the most difficult seasons over the 10 years of the show, because of Wendy's health, rehab, her fractured shoulder, the sober-living facility, her husband's infidelity, and the divorce announcement."
"They are all well aware that all they have is Season 11 left, that's guaranteed, but until Debmar-Mercury announces that they are renewing additional seasons beyond the next season, some staff have begun searching for jobs."
Longtime producer Talia Parkinson-Jones left earlier this year, taking on a new position as executive producer of Tamron Hall's upcoming talk show. Despite the sources' warning, many members of the "Wendy Show" crew posted about about the wrap party with optimism for the eleventh season.
A "Wendy Williams Show" spokesperson denied issues with the staff altogether. They issued this statement:
"Wendy and her staff are closer than ever. Last night was a great celebration to wrap up the show's 10th season and everyone is excited to come back for the 11th season on September 16."
Will you be watching Wendy Williams' upcoming season?
Written by Miata Shanay
Source: Page Six
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 2:31 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Drugs With Rap-A-Lot Records Logo Found In Houston, J. Prince Threatens People Responsible: "When I catch who did this, they'll have bigger problems than the police!"
Rap-A-Lot Records founder J. Prince has a way of making sure things get handled. Just ask Diddy, Birdman, and comedian Roy Wood, Jr.! The notoriously tough hip-hop veteran was made aware of narcotic pills being distributed and sold in his hometown with his Rap-A-Lot logo imprinted on them. One could easily assume that J. Prince was selling drugs!
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Thanks to the homie @ogdenpayne for the great interview with @forbes - - - To all my future entrepreneurs out there if I could do it, you could do it. - - #TheArtAndScienceOfRespect #JPrince
A post shared by J Prince (@jprincerespect) on Aug 1, 2018 at 5:58pm PDT
The 54-year-old Rap-A-Lot CEO Instagrammed one of the pills, detailing how he's dodged being framed as a criminal for most of his adult life. He told fans and followers:
"@jprincerespect All of my adulthood life I had to avoid being set up by law enforcement and the streets. I vowed with an oath to God in my early 20's to never contribute to this aspect of the game anymore in my lifetime. So, you can only imagine how I'm feeling about this violation that's taking place in the streets of Houston with my brand @rapalotrecords on narcotic pills."
Jas Prince & J.Prince
He continued, warning that the people behind the "Rap-A-Lot"-branded drugs would feel his wrath:
"I need to know if the police or the streets are behind this, because it's a violation. If you are caught making, selling or using narcotics with my branding illegally imprinted on them, you're in violation and will have bigger problems than just the police. Let the search begin Mob Ties family and friends, get at me with information!"
Written by Miata Shanay
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 2:18 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Tamika D. Mallory Interrupts DNC Debate To Protest Eric Garner's Death, Demands Police Officer Be Fired
Those who tuned in to the second night of the Democratic National Convention debate Wednesday heard shouts and screams from the crowd as Senator Cory Booker gave his statements.
The protestors shouted,
While it happened during Booker's moment, the protestors were coming for another man in the lineup, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, who's also running for President. Protestors called for de Blasio to fire Daniel Pantaleo, the White police officer accused of putting a Black man, Eric Garner in a chokehold in 2014, a method that is banned for police. The move resulted in Garner's death. Pantaleo said he used a different method called the "seat belt" and is still an officer in the city.
Activist Tamika D. Mallory was one of the protestors and spoke out about it on Twitter.
#FirePantaleo thank you @TamikaDMallory @Mysonne pic.twitter.com/6HvlTJI0yj
— Quentin James (@QJames) August 1, 2019
We could not sit silent while @NYCMayor Bill DeBlasio misrepresented his positions on Stop and Frisk and continues to employ the police officers who killed #EricGarner, in particular Daniel Pantaleo."
"We chanted "Fire Pantaleo" after he concluded and it was over. We went back to enjoying the debate. A security officer came over to us and said as long as you stay quiet you can remain."
"Then minutes later after multiple candidates spoke, a police officer came over & showed us his cuffs & said if we didn't leave we'd be arrested. We stayed seated and then they forcibly removed us. We chanted "Fire Pantaleo" & "I can't breathe" as we were being removed"
She also made it clear they did not interrupt Booker.
"We did NOT interrupt @corybooker, it was the Detroit Police Department that interrupted Booker and the debate to intimidate peaceful protesters for standing up for the dignity of Black life that had already completed protest minutes ago. This is our right. We won't be silent."
What are your thoughts on the protest? Tell us in the comments!
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 2:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Tekashi 6ix9ine, girlfriend Jade
Tekashi 6ix9ine's Girlfriend Shares Graphic Throwback Video Of Him Licking Her Toes
The girlfriend of rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine is missing him more than some fans would like to know.
Jade posted and deleted an old #NSFW video of Tekashi kissing her toes.
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?? tongue game 1000 ?? eat up
A post shared by 6IX9INE (@6ix9ine.side) on Aug 1, 2019 at 9:38am PDT
She also shared a video of her dancing with him before he went to jail.
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FOREVER MOOD ??? #badlilvibe #freepapi ?
A post shared by JADE ?? (@__ohsoyoujade) on Jul 30, 2019 at 10:19pm PDT
Tekashi pleaded guilty to firearms offenses, racketeering, narcotics trafficking, and conspiracy last year.
He could have gotten a minimum of 47 years in prison and a maximum of life, but agreed to cooperate with police and testify in front of a Grand Jury for a lighter sentence earlier this year. But the part that got attention was that his deal could have required him to also name other people who were involved.
The plea deal said,
"It is understood that the defendant's cooperation is likely to reveal the activities of individuals and that witness protection may be required at a later date." It sounds like that may be necessary, because 69's testimony implicates hardened criminals accused of extremely violent crimes.
Meanwhile, Jade recently hinted that he'd be released in six months.
She has since changed the caption to,
"These jail calls are serious"
Your thoughts? Tell us in the comments!
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 1:46 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Meek Mill Reveals He's Dating Someone... And He Wants 7 Kids
Meek Mill is off the market. The rapper revealed he's "dating" as he indulged in the #AskMeek hashtag and answered questions from fans on Twitter earlier this week. A couple of followers took that as an opportunity to ask him about his personal life, and he answered.
One first asked Meek if he was taken. He responded,
Shortly after, another asked if he wanted more children. He said,
"Yeah I want like 7 lol"
Meek is already father to Rihmeek, who he calls Papi.
Meek Mill, son Rihmeek
His son also wants him to tie the knot sooner than later. He said last Christmas that his dad getting married would be all the present he needs.
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Papi wanted one thing for Christmas & its for his dad #MeekMill to get married ? Kids will put u on the spot with a quickness? #philly #givingback #chasers
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And it looks like Meek is ready to start thinking about it too.
In the past, he's been linked to Nicki Minaj, K. Michelle and Bernice Burgos.
Meek, Nicki (circa 2015)
For now, Meek's career is taking off to new levels too. He recently teamed up with Jay-Z to launch the Dreamchasers label under Roc Nation.
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@DreamChasers Records x @rocnation official joint venture label "Black entrepreneur, nobody did us no favors...Nobody gave us shit, WE MADE US" - HOV ????
A post shared by Meek Mill (@meekmill) on Jul 24, 2019 at 5:12am PDT
A judge also tossed out a drug and gun conviction against Meek Mill that dates back to about 10 years ago. He's no longer considered a felon and is not on probation anymore, which he said was a major victory for him.
His parole violation from 2017 was also overturned.
Are you ready for Meek to go public with his relationship? Tell us is in the comments!
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 1:36 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
A$AP Rocky Testifies In Court, Says He 'Pleaded And Begged' Trying To Prevent Fight With Men: I Assumed They Were On Drugs
A$AP Rocky is facing charges that he assaulted a man on a street in Sweden. But now that his trial has begun, he has testified that he actually tried to stop the fight to begin with. He took the stand this week and said,
"We pleaded and we begged and we said, 'Look man, we don't want to fight y'all. We don't want any more problems. We don't want to go to jail. We don't want to fight y'all. Please stop following us.'"
He told his side of the story and said that he and friends were sightseeing in Sweden when two men came up to them and started harassing him. A$AP said,
"I couldn't help but assume that these guys were affected by some kind of drug."
He added that he and his friends tried to walk away and picked up bottles that were on the ground in hopes of getting the guys to leave. He said he tried to call an Uber but was unsuccessful. The guys then allegedly turned their verbal harassment into physical and attacked a security guard, according to A$AP. He said that's when he got involved.
He said he didn't reach out to police because he didn't know the number to call and just wanted to get back to his hotel as soon as he could.
During the incident, one person was cut with a broken bottle. A bodyguard was also released and wasn't charged. A$AP and two of his friends were arrested. Before the incident got physical, A$AP posted a video of the men on his Instagram page.
"SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS , WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE , THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS , AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED , GIVE ME A BREAK"
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SO A FEW DRUG ADDICTS ARE NOT MY FANS , WE DONT KNOW THESE GUYS AND WE DIDNT WANT TROUBLE , THEY FOLLOWED US FOR 4 BLOCKS , AND THEY WERE SLAPPING GIRLS BUTTS WHO PASSED , GIVE ME A BREAK
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He pleaded not guilty to the assault charge.
A$AP was in Sweden after headlining the Smash x Stadion two-day hip-hop festival. He was taken into custody on July 3 after the fight, and has been in jail ever since. He was just charged Friday and his trial began Tuesday. He has insisted that he was not the aggressor in the fight. Meanwhile, the alleged victim has gone free and wasn't charged.
Swedish authorities have made it clear A$AP's celebrity wouldn't be able to help him out.
While Kim Kardashian, Kanye West, and President Donald Trump attempted to get him released before he was charged, Sweden's Prime Minister Stefan Löfven frowned upon Trump trying to get involved.
No additional details about the case have been released.
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 1:16 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Jussie Smollett - Judge Refuses To Back Down In Appointing Special Prosecutor
Jussie Smollett's drama over his claims that he was attacked back in January is still going strong.
He made headlines after he said two men attacked him in Chicago while pouring bleach on him, tying a noose around his neck, and shouting "Make America Great Again" statements, referencing President Donald Trump's slogan. He said they also hurled homophobic and racial slurs against him.
Things started to unravel for Smollett after the alleged attackers turned out to be two Nigerian brothers, Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo, who said Smollett paid them to stage the attack.
Jussie Smollett, Osundairo Brothers
As more reports came forward, Smollett was hit with 16 felony charges for filing a false police report. Those charges were tossed out shortly after, but Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed a special prosecutor to look into it last month.
While the former "Empire" actor's legal team tried to block this, Toomin decided he would still appoint the special prosecutor Wednesday. Toomin also said he doesn't plan on stepping down as the judge in the case, as Smollett's team tried to get Toomin out. They said there's an unfair advantage because Toomin reportedly thinks Smollett is guilty. Meanwhile, Toomin said the only opinion that's relevant is that of the special prosecutor.
Toomin's decision to get a special prosecutor involved came months after Kim Foxx stepped away from the cast.
Kim Foxx, the Cook County State's Attorney who dropped the charges was caught up in a scandal over the whole thing after the charges were tossed out. Text message between Foxx and her assistant went viral in April. The texts were sent after she recused herself from the case. Despite dropping the charges, Foxx called Smollett a
"washed up celeb who lied to cops."
She also compared the 16-count charge to R. Kelly who around the same time had been hit with 4 counts for allegedly assaulting women and underaged girls.
The texts read in full
"Sooo......I'm recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases...16 counts on a class 4 becomes exhibit A. Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts. Washed up celeb who lied to cops, 16. On a case eligible for deferred prosecution I think it's indicative of something we should be looking at generally. Just because we can charge something doesn't mean we should."
What do you think about the current status of the case? Tell us in the comments!
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 1:06 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Charles Barkley: I Think ALL Politicians Take Black Folk For Granted, Both Parties Suck!
As more than 20 Democrats run to unseat Republican President Donald Trump in 2020, Charles Barkley said he's not a fan of either side, at least when it comes to how they'll help the Black community.
Barkley stopped by the second round of Presidential debates in Detroit Tuesday. And it's safe to say he wasn't impressed with what he saw.
"I think all politicians take black folks for granted. They talk to black folks every four years and that's about it... and then do nothing about it. Both parties suck in that aspect."
He went on to say,
"It's an economic thing ... and that's what both parties have been neglecting, especially the Democratic Party. Every black person I know has always voted Democratic and, with the exception of a few guys who can play sports, all those people are still poor."
While he wasn't afraid to call out Democrats, he's also not here for Trump either. He shared his thoughts on Trump previously suggesting that four Democratic congresswomen, all women of color, need to "go back" to their home countries, which Trump said are,
"broken and crime-infested"
Barkley didn't agree with claims that Trump's statement was "racist," but he did call him out.
"I'm leery of calling people 'racist.' He says some things that can be construed as racist. Some things he's said are very wrong and flagrant."
This isn't the first time Barkley has came for the Democratic party. Back in 2017, he backed Doug Jones's play for Senate in Alabama. Barkley said then that Democrats need
"to get off their ass and start making life better for black folks and people who are poor."
He seemed to get the attention of Democratic National Chairman Tom Perez who said he
"heard Charles Barkley loudly and clearly."
What do you think Charles Barkley's views? Tell us in the comments!
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 12:56 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
R. Kelly's Lawyer Shuts Down Claims Singer Has Herpes, Says There's 'Zero Evidence'
While singer R. Kelly faces racketeering charges, more is coming out about his trial. A member of his legal team, Douglas C. Anton, tells Bossip there is "zero evidence" that the singer infected a woman, whose identity is being concealed, with herpes.
Still, while prosecutors say they have Kelly's medical records, Anton is challenging how they obtained them as well as how to prove if Kelly, whose real name is Robert Kelly, or the woman had the condition first.
Anton told the judge in documents that Jane Doe No. 5,
"has had her civil case pending for some months and she has not been able to prove a scintilla of her allegations and has offered no evidence to support her claims that Robert gave her herpes."
Anton also pointed out that it's not illegal for someone to have multiple sex partners. He said Kelly has had consensual sexual encounters with
"various people throughout his life, possibly more than normal people because he is a rock star."
Ultimately, Anton hoped to plead Kelly's case so that he could be released on bail. He was arrested earlier this month for not only racketeering charges but also child pornography and obstruction of justice. He's scheduled to be arraigned on the racketeering charge Friday, which stem from allegations he sought out underaged women at his concerts for sexual encounters.
He argued that Kelly is not a flight risk considering he's given up his passport, but also that he has no money. He said it's gotten so bad that he and other lawyers are working pro bono.
Interestingly enough, when he was arrested he was out on bail for other charges he was hit with earlier this year. In that incident, he pleaded not guilty for 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse involving four victims. Three of those women were minors. The alleged incidents occurred from 1998 to 2010.
Kelly has been catching lots of heat legally ever since Surviving R. Kelly aired on Lifetime earlier this year.
In that documentary, several women came forward and detailed their experience of Kelly allegedly sexually, physically, verbally and mentally abusing them. Many of the women were minors at the time as well.
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|Thurs, August 1, 2019 at 12:45 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Wendy Williams Denies Rumors She's Joining "Real Housewives Of New York": I'm Not Even A Wife...Yet!
Wendy Williams is living the lavish life, but she won't be joining the ladies of BRAVO's The Real Housewives of New York.
She shut down rumors that network executive Andy Cohen was pleading with her to be in at least one season. She said during the Hot Topics segment on her show,
"No, I will not be a member of 'The Real Housewives of New York.' I have a purple chair of my own. I like the 'Housewives' and stuff like that, but if you have a talk show that's not you're own, why would you..."
She added she doesn't want to reveal that much of her personal life.
"You're not coming into my apartment. You're not checking out who I date. There would be so many 'no, no, nos' that you would be bored with me."
Plus, she really wouldn't bring any drama with the ladies either. She said,
"I like them all. I'll go to Bethenny [Frankel's], I'll go to Tinsley [Mortimer's], I'll go to Luann [de Lesseps's]. You wouldn't like me on 'Housewives.'"
"Second of all, I'm not letting you in that hard. The purple chair gives me control because I tell you what I want you to know and keep a lot of secrets... But you know, thank you for talking about that. Andy it's not happening... world, Wendy is not a housewife. As a matter of fact, she's not even a wife... yet! But I'd rather be a wife than a girlfriend, so... to be continued."
She then started playing around with a diamond ring and moved it to her ring finger and said,
Still, earlier in the Topics segment she also said she "had company" when she got home late Tuesday night. See that at 12:45 and her comments about RHONY at the 13:49 mark.
Williams filed for divorce from her now ex, Kevin Hunter, Sr., back in April. They were married for more than 20 years and have son, Kevin Hunter, Jr. together.
Wendy Williams with husband Kevin Sr. and son Kevin Jr.
Do you want to see Wendy on the Real Housewives franchise? Tell us in the comments!
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