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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 2:53 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
R. Kelly Found Guilty On All Counts In Racketeering & Sex Trafficking Trial
The jury in R. Kelly's federal trial in Brooklyn has found him guilty of racketeering and sex trafficking after a six-week trial.
Prosecutors announced the verdict against the disgraced singer earlier today (Monday, Sept. 27). The jury consisted of five women and seven men.
Its decision is the latest development in the trial against R. Kelly, who declined to take the stand, that included dozens of witnesses as he was accused of having sexual relationships with underage girls and subjecting them to sexual and physical abuse.
An indictment against R. Kelly, 54, accused him of racketeering that dates back to 1999. Prosecutors alleged he
"traveled throughout the United States and abroad to perform at concert venues...and to recruit women and girls to engage in illegal sexual activity with Kelly."
His victims had to comply with "numerous rules" where they"were not permitted to leave their room without receiving permission, including to eat or go to the bathroom," were "not permitted to look at other men" and "were required to call Kelly 'Daddy,'" according to the indictment.
He was also accused of not disclosing an STD he had, and asking underage girls to send him pictures.
He could get 10 years to life in prison.
He is still facing child pornography and obstruction of justice charges in his home state, Illinois. He was also charged in 2019 in Minnesota for engaging in prostitution with a minor.
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 2:25 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Sunny Hostin, Ana Navarro
'The View' Issues Apology To Sunny Hostin & Ana Navarro For Disclosing False Positive Covid Tests On Air
The View has given apologies to full-time panelist Sunny Hostin and frequent guest-host Ana Navarro for falsely announcing the ladies tested positive for COVID. As previously reported, On Friday (Sept. 24), while on-air, Sunny Hostin, 52, and Ana Navarro, 49, were asked to leave the set of The View after their COVID-19 tests reportedly came back positive. According to reports, both women are fully vaccinated. Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to join the ladies of The View for the episode but plans changed after the test results were announced. Instead, she appeared remotely from a room at the studio.
BREAKING: Sunny and Ana have been asked to leave the ABC studio because they tested positive for COVID.#TheView pic.twitter.com/DMIYrjHjid
— The Chat (@LiveOnTheChat) September 24, 2021
On Sept. 25 Ana Navarro shared via Twitter her hopes that the test result was a false-positive.
Feeling good and hoping it was just an inopportune, very public false positive.
Please get vaccinated and stay safe folks, so we can beat this damn thing, once and for all. pic.twitter.com/rZp45Yboz0
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 25, 2021
She later added that she took two more tests, which were also negative, giving her three negative tests following the false positive.
It looks like Ana Navarro got her wish and both she and Sunny Hostin don't actually have COVID but instead, were issued a false-positive test result. On today's (Monday, Sept. 27) episode of The View co-host Joy Behar, 78, gave details about the false-positive tests. She said,
"This is the update: We were all given numerous, numerous COVID tests."
"I am thrilled to report that Sunny and Ana's Friday results turned out to be false positives, and everyone is safe, healthy and COVID-free."
"No one's got it. It was a mistake of some sort."
Brian Teta, who is the executive producer of the talk show, issued an apology to Hostin and Navarro. He said,
"It was just an unbelievable set of circumstances, and we found out moments before we came back on the air. And in that moment, all I could think of was that we had to keep the hosts safe, and we had to keep the vice president safe - she could not walk out no matter what."
"And that led to some really awkward television that I'd like to have back if I could, but I really want to acknowledge and apologize to Sunny and Ana, because in the midst of all this chaos, they were put in this position where they had this information put out on television."
"It was unfortunate that mistakes were made, but I can confidently say that we have very vigorous safety protocols, that everyone is regularly tested, and I'm just so relieved that you guys are healthy, that everyone is healthy and nobody was ever in danger."
Hostin then shared what the confusing moment was like for her. She said,
"It was really uncomfortable for my results to be released publicly before I even knew what was going on, before they were verified, before I was tested again and again. And there were real life ramifications when things like that happen."
Navarro also spoke on the incident and said,
"Frankly, my first thought was, 'Oh my God' - because I had just spent the day with Kamala Harris' sister, niece and brother-in-law, so I'm thinking I'm Typhoid Mary and I'm going to wipe out the entire Harris family in one week."
"So I had to call them [and] immediately call [my] family because you don't want them to find out from TV - of course they had, and it shows you just how instant, these days, news travels."
CO-HOSTS ADDRESS FALSE POSITIVE COVID-19 RESULTS: After now testing negative multiple times, they look back on the events that played out on live television Friday when @sunny and @ananavarro received false positive COVID-19 results ahead of an interview with Vice Pres. Harris. pic.twitter.com/pH8G2As6CV
— The View (@TheView) September 27, 2021
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 1:10 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Robyn Dixon, Gizelle Bryant
'RHOP' Viewers Shade Gizelle Bryant Over Her Home After Her Remarks About Candiace Dillard's Video Shoot + Call Out Robyn Dixon For Being Upset She Wasn't Invited On Wendy Osefo's Couples Trip
Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon's comments on the new episode of RHOP have garnered some online attention!
Last night (Sunday, Sept. 26th), a new episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac aired on Bravo. During the episode, Gizelle Bryant held a get-together outside her home to announce her and Robyn Dixon's Reasonably Shady podcast to their costars. In addition to announcing the new business venture, the RHOP women also discussed Candiace Dillard's music video shoot. While doing so, Candiace Dillard called out Mia Thornton for inquiring about her and Chris Bassett's finances, after which Mia Thornton called the music video set "low budget."
During her confessional, Gizelle Bryant agreed with Mia Thornton and suggested that, because Candiace Dillard's video shoot took place in a parking lot, the production could not have been high budget. Fans had lots to say as Gizelle Bryant's home was still under construction at the time.
Additionally, Gizelle Bryant and Robyn Dixon later got into it with Wendy Osefo at the event. After addressing the pair, Wendy Osefo announced a couples trip-though she explicitly told Robyn Dixon she and Juan Dixon weren't invited.
Since the episode of RHOP aired, Gizelle and Robyn have both begun trending on social media. See what various Twitter users had to say about the self-proclaimed "green-eyed bandits" down below:
Robyn explicitly stated that Wendy would not be invited to her phantom wedding and its related festivities and perpetuated rumors about her marriage, but is surprised she isn't invited on Wendy's couples trip? #RHOP pic.twitter.com/BVXOXl77Ap
— Jolie Fleur (@lilydelavalley) September 27, 2021
Production is the best with the shade. Gizelle says something is low budget and they span out to her house driveway party #RHOP pic.twitter.com/H5CWkV5uMl
— KB (@msboddie) September 27, 2021
Robyn Dixon and Gizelle Bryant are aggressive... It needs to be said #RHOP pic.twitter.com/T1no9hNZBC
— E. Balldrove (@EBalldrove) September 27, 2021
It's also worth noting that Nicki Minaj, who is rumored to host the RHOP reunion, chimed in online as well. On her Instagram Story, Nicki Minaj initially revealed she was tuning in for the episode.
She then wrote:
"Askale was right. I knew I'd like what she had to say once she finally spoke."
Nicki Minaj was referring to a scene in which Askale Davis, Robyn's friend, explained why Wendy Osefo was upset about Gizelle and Ashley Darby discussing reports that Wendy's husband was cheating. She also notably shut down Mia Thornton, who accused Askale Davis of always being a mediator.
Askale VS Mia ? #RHOP pic.twitter.com/zi5ZlZh3iA
— jay (@JaysRealityBlog) September 27, 2021
Did you watch last night's new episode of RHOP, and what do you think about the situation? Comment down below to let us know!
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 12:59 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Candace Owens Supporter Says She'll Be The 'First Female President Of The United States' But Mistakes Her For Stacey Dash
It appears that some of Candace Owens' fans might not know what she looks like. American conservative political commentator Candace Owens, 32, became a trending topic on Twitter after one of her fans mistook her for actress Stacey Dash, 54. Earlier today (Monday, Sept. 27) a Twitter user shared their belief that Candace Owens
"will be our first female President of the United States, and wokesters won't vote for her, because they're the real racists."
However, despite them rooting for Candace Owens they shared an image to the Tweet that wasn't of the 'Blackout' author but instead well-known actress Stacey Dash.
Following the tweet, Candace Owens trended on Twitter as people reacted to the identity mistake and shared their thoughts about the famous conservative.
The tweet is said to be from a parody account.
As previously reported, Candace Owens made headlines after she put a COVID testing facility on blast for refusing to test her. On Sept. 1 she fired off a series of tweets about the situation.
She also shared the email in question to her Instagram story. In part, the email said:
"I've just learned of this testing request and as the owner of this business am going to refuse this booking and deny service. We cannot support anyone who has pro-actively worked to make this pandemic worse by spreading misinformation, politicizing and DISCOURAGING the wearing of masks and actively dissuading people from receiving life-saving vaccinations."
Candace Owens then revealed her response to the alleged email.
What do you think about Candace Owens' fan mistaking her for someone else? Tell us in the comments below.
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 12:03 PM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Cynthia Bailey Confirms 'Very Difficult & Heartfelt Decision' To Leave 'RHOA': It's Time To Move On To My Next Chapter
Cynthia Bailey has confirmed she is parting ways with Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta ahead of its 14th season.
The supermodel, who first joined the show in its third season, took to Instagram to confirm recent reports.
She wrote today (Monday, Sept. 27):
"After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta.
Thank you NBC Universal, Bravo, and Truly Original for over a decade of partnership. I can't wait to see what we do next!"
"Thank you to my Real Housewives of Atlanta castmates for eleven of the most unbelievable years of my life; and the most incredible & UNFORGETTABLE memories!
I am so grateful to have had this amazing journey, and I am anxiously waiting to embark on new adventures."
She ended by thanking fans and wrote,
"Most importantly, THANK YOU to my fans! I could not have done it without your blessings, love, and support. Without the fans, none of this would be possible. I love and appreciate all of you.
It's time to move on to my next chapter, and I look forward to sharing it with all of you.
See you guys soon!
Fans have seen Cynthia Bailey go through several ups and downs on RHOA. When she joined the show, she was dating entrepreneur Peter Thomas, who popped the question in an episode. Their wedding was also televised on the popular series. They ultimately divorced in season nine.
Cynthia Bailey then began dating sportscaster Mike Hill, and he proposed in season 12.
They tied the knot on Oct. 10, 2020.
Along with relationships, fans have seen Cynthia Bailey experience a rocky friendship with her on-again-off-again friend Nene Leakes.
Nene Leakes, Cynthia Bailey
Nene Leakes departed RHOA ahead of the 13th season and accused the network of discrimination.
What are your thoughts on Cynthia Bailey leaving RHOA? Comment and let us know.
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Nicki Minaj Has 1st Live Performance Since Controversial Tweets About COVID Vaccine
It appears that Nicki Minaj has gotten past her COVID concerns as she recently gave an impromptu performance in California. Over the weekend Nicki Minaj, 38, surprised fans by performing at Lil Baby and Lil Durk's "Back Outside" tour stop in California. The 'Tusa' rapper wore a Chanel blue outfit while rocking a purple ombre hairstyle.
Nicki Minaj, born Onika Maraj, performed her remix of Bia's 'Whole Lotta Money' before transitioning into her verse from 'Seeing Green.'
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Nicki's husband, Kenneth Petty, and young son were also in attendance.
Nicki Minaj performing Seeing Green at lil baby's concert pic.twitter.com/oTq4ioJ3WP
— JAY (@jaymarajjj) September 25, 2021
This is the first time in two years that Nicki has given a public performance. As previously reported, Nicki has been making headlines recently for expressing concerns she has regarding COVID and the vaccine. The mom of one shared earlier this month that she decided to skip the Met Gala because she wanted to do her research before getting vaccinated. While chatting with a fan on Twitter she said,
"I have an infant with no nannies during COVID. who mad? Not risking his health to be seen. One yaself."
"They want you to get vaccinated for the Met. If I get vaccinated it won't be for the Met. It'll be once I feel I've done enough research. I'm working on that now. In the meantime my loves, be safe. Wear the mask with 2 strings that grip your head & face. Not that loose one."
Nicki also revealed that she pulled out from this year's VMAs over COVID concerns as well.
"I was prepping for VMAs then I shot a video & guess who got COVID? Do u know what it is [like to] not be able to kiss or hold your tiny baby for over a week? A baby who is only used to his mama? 'get vaccinated' Drake had just told me he got COVID w/ THE VACCINE tho so chile."
Nicki didn't end her COVID tweets there. The Grammy-nominated artist then shocked many people by alleging that someone she knows of had complications with their genitals after getting vaccinated. She tweeted,
"My cousin in Trinidad won't get the vaccine cuz his friend became swollen. His friend was weeks away from getting married, now the girl called off the wedding. So just pray on it & make sure you're comfortable with ur decision, not bullied."
What are your thoughts on Nicki Minaj's most recent appearance? Tell us in the comments below!
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 10:53 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
The Weeknd & Angelina Jolie Add To Dating Rumors After Being Seen Leaving Restaurant Together
The Weeknd and Angelina Jolie fuel dating rumors after being spotted together over the weekend. This past Saturday (Sept. 25) Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd, 31, and actress Angelina Jolie, 46, seemingly had a romantic dinner date in the Los Angeles area. According to reports, the pair arrived separately at the Italian restaurant Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica. They reportedly spent almost three hours in the restaurant while they ate and enjoyed each other's company. Despite arriving separately, The Weeknd and Angelina Jolie were seen leaving the restaurant together and entered a black SUV that was waiting outside for the rumored couple.
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This isn't the first time that The Weeknd and Angelina Jolie have sparked dating rumors after being spotted together. As previously reported, they were seen dining together at a high-end restaurant in Santa Monica, Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi, this past June. Following their alleged dinner date a source close to The Weeknd claimed his link-up with Angelina Jolie was strictly business. They said,
"They're clearly not trying to hide [their dinner together]. He's definitely focused on getting to the movie business. He has the new HBO series he's starring in."
The 'Blinding Lights' singer is set to star in and co-develop an upcoming HBO series entitled The Idol. News of the project was announced this past summer, and Euphoria creator Sam Levinson is also developing the series.
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 9:36 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Bow Wow Says He FaceTimed W/ Diddy For Over An Hour About Diddy's Relationship W/ The Mother Of His Child Joie Chavis: I Heard His Piece, I Heard Her Piece & They Heard Mine
Bow Wow doesn't seem to have an issue with his ex and the mother of his daughter, Joie Chavis, dating Diddy.
Rumors that Joie Chavis and Diddy are an item sparked after they were seen kissing while on vacation together.
Now, Bow Wow, who shares 10-year-old daughter Shai Moss with Joie Chavis, is sharing his thoughts with Chicago's WGCI Morning Show.
He first joked that he "wanted to kill them" after photos of Diddy and Joie Chavis surfaced online. He then clarified,
"As far as Joie is concerned, with me and her, we haven't really been in that space probably in like 13 years. Really, that's my homegirl, my daughter's mom, so it's always gonna be respect."
Still, he added:
"Don't think that I didn't put a call in and talk to her about what was going on...But even me and dude we spoke about it too. That's a conversation me and him had, I ain't gon' share that, but it was a good little hour and 15 minute conversation on Facetime."
"I just look at things differently. If Joie was sitting here right now, she'll tell y'all straight up 'He don't pay my bills...' But it's still a line of respect that's there. Amongst us, that's something we spoke about in private. We dealt with it, we moved on from it. I heard his piece, I heard her piece, they heard mine..."
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After photos of Joie Chavis and Diddy went viral, one fan asked about rappers dating Bow Wow's exes. He responded,
"I dont feel no typa way. Its so many beautiful women in the world. Plus my uncle snoop gave me the game at 9. We aint trippin ova these fees."
Chavis also has a two-year-old son, Hendrix Wilburn, with rapper Future.
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|Mon, September 27, 2021 at 9:09 AM|Send Blog · Share on Facebook · Bookmark on Delicious
Kelly Price Reveals She Actually Died At One Point While Recovering From COVID As She Addresses Missing Persons Report + Da Brat Accuses Nicci Gilbert Of Discussing The Situation For Publicity
Kelly Price is sharing her truth regarding the recent speculation over her wellbeing!
Yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 26th), Kelly Price notably broke her silence on a recent missing person report about her. As previously reported, Kelly Price, 48, was pronounced missing after authorities conducted a welfare check on her home last Saturday (Sept. 18th). However, her attorney-Monica Ewing-eventually claimed the singer was not missing and was instead privately recovering from COVID-19. Despite this, Kelly Price's sister later stated that the family had not seen the singer in months, claiming:
"Until we physically see my sister, then we don't know [if she's okay]."
Part 1. Kelly Price's sister calls into a show & says her family hasn't seen her in months. pic.twitter.com/DVFxJGv7GL
— BACKUP ACCOUNT (@JasmineBrandTHE) September 25, 2021
Now, Kelly Price is sharing her side of the matter. She revealed yesterday (Sunday, Sept. 26):
"At some point, they lost me. I woke up a couple of days later, and the first thing I remember is the team of doctors standing around me and asking me if I knew what year it was... I died. I remember waking up in ICU and the doctor asking me if I knew what year it was. Going into the hospital, I had actually had COVID for over a week-but my conditions were progressing in the wrong direction from home. I had it, [but] my husband did not have it. He was taking care of me at home-speaking with my primary care physician, giving me breathing treatments, giving me my medicine every four hours. And eventually he ended up testing positive within a week after I got it and just prior to me going to the hospital. [My doctor] could see, she was seeing me every day on FaceTime and walking him through administering meds. And when it got to a point, my temperature had raised to about 103 and my breathing was extremely shallow. So he called the ambulance and I had to go to the hospital."
Kelly Price continued:
"I was discharged, the hospital needed beds. I was able to go home with oxygen and have home health aides come check on me throughout the week-which is what happened for the period of four weeks after being released from the hospital. So, people were definitely seeing me-the people that could actually say something are not allowed to because of HIPAA law. But I was being seen several times a week by home health aides after being released on oxygen. And I actually just got my first clean COVID test probably exactly a week ago. So I have what is called 'Long COVID,' and I am facing a very uphill battle right now."
"I suffered a lot of internal damage, so I have a lot of rehabbing to do before I am able to be what I'd like to call 'concert ready' again. Following the year I've had losing so many people-I'd just lost my grandmother before I was diagnosed-I feel like the only way I can focus on me is to actually focus on me. There were actually people-I don't know, fans or whoever they were-coming to my house. People ringing the bell, leaving things at my doorstep, disturbing my neighbors all times of the day and night. And this wasn't months ago-I literally just left my house maybe a week ago because I couldn't rest there... I turned off everything. I wasn't on social media."
Kelly then proceeded to speak on her sister's statements, revealing that they are estranged and regularly go long periods without speaking:
"It hasn't been two months since I've seen my sister-it's been a year. I haven't been in the same room with her since my mother's funeral. Prior to that, we hadn't seen each other all pandemic long. That's not new for us-it's not new for us. We've been strained for a very long time. I was never missing. I was in my home, I was being seen by doctors. First and foremost, [my husband and I] both had COVID-there was no visiting. There was no visiting the house [because] we both had active COVID cases. Everyone in my family knew exactly where I was, and I have to say that it's really disappointing that things came to this... I have never been in danger, I am not in danger right now. I am focusing on putting myself first."
It's also worth noting that Nicci Gilbert and Da Brat addressed the situation online. It began when Nicci Gilbert uploaded a video giving an update about Kelly Price's situation, saying:
"I have spoken with Kelly Price. She called me last night, we had a very extensive conversation... Kelly is fine. She's not on a ventilator, she's not a hostage. She is healing from COVID."
Nicci Gilbert also proceeded to say she would be discussing what she learned from the matter on her show, and she promoted it within her message.
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Da Brat took issue with how Nicci Gilbert approached the situation. On Instagram Live, she appeared to slam Nicci for putting Kelly Price's business on blast to promote her show. While she didn't mention Nicci Gilbert by name, Da Brat explicitly spoke on how no one close to Kelly Price should have put her business out there without permission.
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She then issued a follow-up video on the situation, seemingly blasting Nicci Gilbert by saying:
"I was upset because you talking about Kelly to promote yo s**t. You telling Kelly's personal business."
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