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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 1:07 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Harvey Weinstein's Lawyer Says He's Going Blind Behind Bars, Lost 4 Teeth
Harvey Weinstein's health is deteriorating as he serves a 23-year sentence for a sexual assault conviction.
The disgraced film exec's extradition to California, where he's facing additional charges, was delayed as his team challenged the relocation recently. He is currently in New York.
To justify the delay, one of his lawyers Norman Effman said he has multiple serious health procedures coming up to treat his eyesight and to "save his teeth."
"He is almost technically blind at this point and in need of surgery ... and shots. He's also had some major dental issues and he has scheduled, as we speak, we don't know again exactly when, for some dental procedures to save his teeth. He's lost, I think, four at this point."
"The basic human nature of this case, it seems disruptive to undo what New York State has accomplished in its ability to care for a person, in their custody, and to ensure that he is receiving appropriate medical treatment."
He added that Harvey Weinstein has no problem being arraigned on the L.A. charges remotely.
Harvey Weinstein was charged with the L.A. incidents in October 2020.
He's accused of raping one woman at a hotel between September 2004 and September 2005. He's also accused of raping a second woman twice in November 2009 and November 2010. The charges he's looking at are three counts of forcible rape and three counts of forced oral copulation.
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 12:12 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Tina Turner's Ex Best Friend & Assistant Regrets Writing A Tell-All About Her In 1998: I Did It To Get Her Attention
Tina Turner's former BFF Eddy Armani regrets writing a tell-all about her in the late 90s.
Eddy Armani said in an interview with This Morning Tuesday (April 13th), that he made it his mission, and prayer, to meet Tina Turner when he saw her on television as a child. His dream came true and he ultimately became best friends with and worked as Tina Turner's personal assistant for more than 20 years.
They had a falling out after she began dating her second husband, Erwin Bach.
Tina Turner, Erwin Bach
Eddy Armani explained,
"He and I didn't get long. Erwin didn't like me from the beginning. I think what he didn't like was how I was such a fan, and Tina and I were two peas in a pod, and he couldn't handle it. I don't know, maybe he thought 'I've got Tina, I'm gonna have to have Eddy too.' It wasn't like that."
Eddy Armani said he wrote the 1998 tell-all The Real T to "get her attention."
"She didn't comment on the book and she didn't fight me on the book... It did divide us, which I'm sad about. If I had a choice today I wouldn't have written the book. No, I wouldn't have. My intentions were never to hurt Tina or to go against her. What it was, I was trying to get her attention... I went about it the wrong way. I admit it. I love Tina...It is very emotional."
He said he watched her recent HBO documentary and was satisfied that she's good.
"When I saw the documentary for the second, third time, I actually just went 'She's happy. She's okay. She's in good hands. Regardless of him I liked him or not, he looked after my girl and that's all I care about."
When asked if he took any of her wigs, he said he was wearing one in the moment.
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 11:58 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Nas' Investment In Coinbase Could Make Him $100 Million
Nas is looking at a major payday from his investment into cryptocurrency currency exchange platform Coinbase.
His investment group, QueensBridge Venture Partners, jumped on a Series B investment for Coinbase back in 2013, when the company raised $25 million. Back then, it was worth roughly $143 million. Eight years later, Coinbase is scheduled to go public and be listed on NASDAQ Wednesday (April 14th), which could potentially bring its value to $100 billion.
QueensBridge, which has invested in companies like Robinhood, Lyft, and Dropbox, could get from $34.76 million to $173.8 million based on a formula of $350 per share (QueensBridge owns anywhere from 99,329 shares to 496,642).
If Coinbase takes things further and shares trade at DA Davidson investment bank, the price could go up to $440, bringing QueensBridge payout to $43.7 million to $218.5 million.
An insider said, according to Coindesk, that Nas is good friends with Ben Horowitz, who is a co-founder of Andreessen Horowitz, a key company that invested in Coinbase. There's speculation that Horowitz informed Nas that investing in Coinbase would be beneficial for him.
QueensBridge has mastered investing in companies in the startup stages. It earned $40 million when Amazon bought doorbell and security company Ring in 2018.
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 11:35 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
'Bridgerton' Renewed For Seasons 3 & 4 Amid News Regé-Jean Page Isn't Returning
The show is going on without Duke Simon Basset.
While it was reported earlier this month that Regé-Jean Page was leaving Bridgerton after its first season, the Shondaland hit has already been renewed for its third and fourth seasons.
Bela Bajaria, the vice president of global TV at Netflix, said in a statement:
?'Bridgerton' swept us off our feet. The creative team, led by Shonda [Rhimes], knew the material and delivered a beautiful, emotional, romantic drama for our members. They have some exciting plans for the future, and we think audiences will continue to swoon for this show. We're planning to be in the 'Bridgerton' business for a long time to come."
Production for Bridgerton's sophomore season has already begun.
Bridgerton marks Shonda Rhimes' first project in her overall deal with the streaming platform. It was viewed in 82 million households after it debuted on Netflix on Christmas Day last year.
The show's resident gossip Lady Whistledown announced Regé-Jean Page's exit via Instagram on April 2nd.
The actor commented,
"It's been an absolute pleasure and a privilege! Joining this family - the connection on and off screen, with our cast, our crew, all the incredible fans, has been like nothing I could have ever imagined - the love is real and will just keep growing"
Kim Kardashian West mirrored many fans' reactions and also commented,
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 10:44 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Nessa, Gervonta Davis, Bernice Burgos, Ashley
Gervonta Davis Admits 'I Can't Stop Cheating On My Girl,' Other Woman Is Allegedly Model Bernice Burgos' Daughter Ashley
Gervonta Davis took to social media to admit to cheating on his girlfriend, and it didn't take long for the alleged other woman to be exposed.
Things started when the pro boxer's girlfriend Vanessa Posso (a.k.a. Nessa) suggested she discovered something while "lurking". She wrote,
"I HATE my luring skills... I be finding exactly what im looking for"
"Including the whole family and GMA don't play"
The professional boxer admitted to cheating Tuesday (April 13th). He wrote,
"I can't stop cheatin on my girl"
He shared another message shortly after.
The other woman is allegedly a girl named Ashley, who is the daughter of model Bernice Burgos.
She also responded on Instagram and called out Nessa Tuesday (April 13th).
Gervonta Davis and Nessa went public in December 2020. He was accused of stealing her from rapper Meek Mill.
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 10:02 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Lizzo Says 'Fat People Are Still Getting S*** On' Since Body Positivity Movement Became Popular
If you ask Lizzo, plus-size women aren't the real winners in the body positivity movement.
She had a message for a fan on TikTok user who emotionally replied to a hateful comment about her weight and said,
"I really don't understand why I can't just exist in my body."
The Truth Hurts singer replied,
"Now that body positivity has been co-opted by all bodies, and people are finally celebrating medium and small girls and people who occasionally get rolls, fat people are still getting the short end of this movement."
"We're still getting s*** on, we're still getting talked about, meme'd, shamed, and no one cares anymore because it's like 'body positivity is for everybody.'"
"Yes, please be positive about your body. Please use our movement to empower yourself, that's the point. But the people who created this movement, big women, big brown and black women, queer women, are not benefitting from the mainstream success of it."
"Our bodies are none of your business. Our health is none of your business. All we ask is that you keep that same energy with these medium girls that you praise. Keep the same [energy!]"
@lizzoPlease use the body positive movement to empower yourself. But we need to protect and uplift the bodies it was created for and by.? original sound - lizzo
This isn't the first time Lizzo has taken issue with the body positivity movement.
She said back in September,
"I think it's lazy for me to just say I'm body positive at this point. It's easy. I would like to be body-normative. I want to normalize my body. And not just be like, 'Ooh, look at this cool movement. Being fat is body positive.' No, being fat is normal. I think now, I owe it to the people who started this to not just stop here. We have to make people uncomfortable again, so that we can continue to change. Change is always uncomfortable, right?"
"It's commercialized. Now, you look at the hashtag 'body positive,' and you see smaller-framed girls, curvier girls. Lotta white girls. And I feel no ways about that, because inclusivity is what my message is always about. I'm glad that this conversation is being included in the mainstream narrative. What I don't like is how the people that this term was created for are not benefiting from it. Girls with back fat, girls with bellies that hang, girls with thighs that aren't separated, that overlap. Girls with stretch marks. You know, girls who are in the 18-plus club. They need to be benefiting from...the mainstream effect of body positivity now. But with everything that goes mainstream, it gets changed. It gets-you know, it gets made acceptable."
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 8:19 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kim Kardashian, Kanye West
Kanye West Requests Joint Custody In Divorce W/ Kim Kardashian, Doesn't Want Either Of Them To Get Spousal Support
Kanye West has officially responded in court to Kim Kardashian's filing for divorce.
As previously reported, Kim Kardashian filed in February after weeks of speculation that she was ready to end their marriage.
She requested for a judge to grant joint custody, and it looks like Kanye West is on the same page.
In his response Friday (April 9th), his lawyer listed irreconcilable differences as the cause for their split. He also requested joint legal and physical custody of their four children (North, 7, Saint, 5, Chicago, 3, and Psalm, who turns two next month).
Kim Kardashian West, Kanye West & Kids
He also asked the court to not use its authority to award spousal support for him or his estranged wife.
Kim Kardashian has remained in the Hidden Hills mansion they once shared together while Kanye West is said to be traveling between Los Angeles and his remote ranch in Wyoming.
An insider told PEOPLE,
"Kim plans on staying at the Hidden Hills house with the kids. This is their home and Kim doesn't want to move right now at least. They both agree that the less stress the kids experience, the better. Kanye loves his kids. He wants them to be happy. He doesn't want to fight with Kim about anything."
A separate insider said while he wasn't happy about the split, he "resigned to reality" after Kim Kardashian filed.
The two went public with their relationship in 2012 and married in 2014.
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 8:09 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
DJ Mustard Blasts His Personal Shopper For Stealing Over $50K: She Ran Up $15K In Louis Vuitton Alone
DJ Mustard is calling out his personal shopper on Instagram, alleging she stole more than $50,000 from him.
He took to his Instagram stories Monday (April 12th) to blast a woman named Karissa C. Walker, who he called a "thief". He wrote that while she appeared to be his stylist, she was really just a personal shopper for him and his wife, Chanel.
DJ Mustard, wife Chanel
"We let her use the [stylist] word so she could get business but the truth is she did nothing but shop!!!"
He continued with the allegations against her and wrote,
"Today I found out that she ran my credit cards up over 50K buying stuff for her self !!!! Purses shoes shades and other stuff"
"I'm hot and I'm only writing this so nobody else deals with her shes bad for [business]!!!! I have all the receipts to prove everything... I [paid] her more than she was worth cause I don't play with taking care of people that do [their] jobs this is f***ing crazy and just wrong !!!!"
The producer then shared a text conversation between him and the woman that showed him confronting her about the purchases. She asked if they could "hop on a call", which he didn't seem interested in doing. He questioned her about running up his card and she apologized, stating her "temptation ran to greed."
He went on to say he had more receipts, adding
"I just wanted to show yall what her reply was when she got [caught]"
While he initially said she spent $50,000 on herself, he added that it could be as high as $100,000 as he's waiting for more receipts to come in so he can see what the damage really is. He alleged she spent $15,000 on herself in a Louis Vuitton store.
He said in his final post that he couldn't believe she went this far for Instagram likes, pointing out that he paid her $72,000 a year to shop for him.
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|Tue, April 13, 2021 at 7:29 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
DMX's Family Warns Fans Of Scammers Pretending To Raise Money For His Funeral + Deny Reports Beyonce & Jay-Z Bought His Masters For $10 Million
Just days after DMX's family confirmed his tragic death, they are now warning of scammers who claim to be raising money for the late rapper's funeral service.
They made it clear in a statement to TMZ that they have the funeral covered. They sent out a warning and said any attempt to raise funds on their behalf is a scam.
They also told fans to look out for anyone selling DMX merchandise under their name, as they aren't affiliated with that either. The Party Up rapper's family said they haven't given the green light on any products sold, and aren't making any money off of them.
They continued to shut down speculation that DMX's (born Earl Simmons) masters were purchased amid reports that Beyonce and Jay-Z bought them for $10 million and will give them to his children for free.
DMX's family said in a statement, according to Variety,
"There have been a few rumors following our loved one, Earl Simmons', passing that we'd like to clear up. No one has bought Earl's masters. Additionally, we are not selling any merch or raising money for Earl's funeral. If anyone is requesting for money for his funeral please be aware the person is a scammer. We will keep the public posted on funeral/memorial service arrangements." - Earl 'DMX' Simmons' Family
They first released a statement announcing his passing on Friday (April 9th).
"We are deeply saddened to announce today that our loved one, DMX, birth name of Earl Simmons, passed away at 50-years-old at White Plains Hospital with his family by his side after being placed on life support for the past few days. Earl was a warrior who fought till the very end. He loved his family with all of his heart and we cherish the times we spent with him. Earl's music inspired countless fans across the world and his iconic legacy will live on forever. We appreciate all of the love and support during this incredibly difficult time. Please respect our privacy as we grieve the loss of our brother, father, uncle and the man the world knew as DMX. We will share information about his memorial service once details are finalized."
He suffered a heart attack a week before.
Continued prayers for DMX's family, fans, and loved ones during this time.
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