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El Chapo’s long-awaited trial kicked off Tuesday (Nov. 13) in federal district court in New York, but it was briefly delayed due to an “anxious and upset” juror who brought a doctor’s note to court in an effort to help get her removed from the case.The woman, identified only as juror No. 1, came to court with a doctor’s note saying she couldn’t serve on the trial, which could last up to three to four months, the judge said.“I got a handwritten letter which details medical issues that have been brought about by her selection,” Brooklyn federal Judge Brian Cogan told lawyers. “This person has been anxious and upset since selection … If I were to ask further questions, it will result in a breakdown and crying.”Juror No. 1 reportedly burst into tears last Wednesday (Nov. 7) after finding out she was among the seven women and five men selected as jurors in the trial for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman—the notorious leader of the dangerous Sinaloa drug cartel.At the time, Judge Cogan refused to let her off, saying he didn’t see any “real hardship there.” He added, “My concern is that if one gets off with a few tears, we’re going to have a trail of tears.”Well, thanks to juror No. 1’s well-timed doctor’s note, she was dismissed from the case. Instead of replacing her with one of the six alternates, lawyers on both sides agreed to select a fresh juror, which they did Tuesday morning.Coincidentally (or not), a second juror later complained that he would lose out on income if he continued to serve, even though he’s unemployed. Like juror No. 1, the man was eventually dismissed from the case as well. Several others have expressed fear about serving on the jury.For what it’s worth, El Chapo has (including jurors) from the federal trial, his lawyer said earlier this year.61-year-old Guzman, dressed in a blue suit and tie, reportedly waved to his beauty queen wife, Emma Aispuro, who smiled back in the heavily secured courtroom. He shook hands with each of his attorneys and also gave a slight wave to the judge before taking his seat.In opening statements before jurors, Assistant U.S. Attorney Adam Fels described Guzman as a man who went from small-town drug dealer to a kingpin capable of turning $10 million cocaine deals.Fels accused Guzman of having an army of hundreds of men with assault rifles in Mexico and alleged that Guzman himself had a monogrammed diamond-encrusted handgun and a gold-plated rifle. “Guzman himself pulled the trigger and ordered the disposal of bodies,” Fels said. “Money. Drugs. Murder. … That is what this case is about.”Guzman’s defense attorney Jeffrey Lichtman said Guzman spent significant time behind bars in Mexican prisons, and the flow of drugs into the United States never slowed down. “Yet, he’s blamed for being the leader. The truth is, he was the leader of nothing,” Lichtman said.Guzman’s multiple escapes from Mexican prisons further fueled the myth that he was a dangerous drug cartel boss, Lichtman said. “A conviction of Guzman is the biggest prize the prosecution could have dreamed of,” he told the jurors. “They claim he is the biggest drug dealer in the world. It’s false.”Guzman, who has been held in solitary confinement since his extradition to the United States early last year, has pleaded not guilty to charges that he collected a multi-billion-dollar fortune smuggling tons of cocaine and other drugs in a vast supply chain that reached well north of the Mexican-United States border.If convicted, El Chapo could spend the rest of his life in prison.Sources: , , is a post from:
November 14, 2018
After a winning week in college football, the Top 10 CFP (College Football Playoff) Rankings remained unchanged in Tuesday’s release of the third list. This is the first time in the history of the rankings that has happened.Alabama (10-0), Clemson (10-0), Notre Dame (10-0) and Michigan (9-1) kept their spots in the top four, with Georgia (9-1) and Oklahoma (9-1) keeping their positions on the list as well at No. 5 and No. 6, respectively. Alabama is the #1 team in the country for the 15th time in 28 rankings, and they, along with Clemson (#2) and Notre Dame (#3), remain undefeated.“These are complete teams,” committee chair Rob Mullens said when asked about the gap between Alabama and Clemson. “We spent a lot of time talking about it. They are both top-10 offenses, top-10 defenses, but at this point, everyone has Alabama one, Clemson two.”LSU (#7), Washington State (#8), West Virginia (#9) and Ohio State (#10) stayed the course as well, rounding out the top 10.:There was shuffle beyond the top 10, with some losses dropping a few teams and knocking out others altogether.But first, those that gained. Undefeated UCF climbed up one spot to No. 11, as did Syracuse to No. 13. Penn State climbed six spots, up to No. 14, after a 22-10 win over Wisconsin.UCF’s No. 11 ranking is the highest for a Group of Five team in the CFP’s history.“You can’t avoid the fact that strength of schedule is an issue when compared to the other teams,” Mullens said of UCF.Iowa State also climbed six spots to No. 16 after its fifth straight win. Texas is No. 15 this week, up three spots.But Washington was the biggest climber, coming in at No. 18 — up from No. 25 last week.Some teams dropped after performances last week: Kentucky slipped from No. 11 to No. 17 after falling to unranked Tennessee, and Florida slipped two spots to No. 15 after a close win against South Carolina. Boston College is No. 20, three spots down from last week, following a 27-7 home loss to Clemson. Another SEC team slipped five spots: Mississippi State, down to No. 21 from No. 16 after a 24-0 shutout loss to the Crimson Tide on Saturday.Utah is back in the rankings at No. 19 while Northwestern made its CFP debut this season as No. 22.Michigan State, NC State, Fresno State and Auburn fell out of the rankings altogether.There was movement among Group of Five teams this week, with Boise State debuting at No. 25 after defeating Fresno State. The Mountain West conference also has representative Utah State at No. 23. And Cincinnati came in at No. 24 this week.At this point, you’re probably wondering what the College Football Playoffs schedule could potentially look like.While nothing has been confirmed—as there are still two weeks left in the season and even though the top 6 teams are VERY good, college football is extremely unpredictable—here’s what the bracket would look like today ():And, unless something changes, this will be the schedule:Saturday, December 29thNoon ET: Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: No. 12 Syracuse vs. No. 9 West Virginia (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta)4 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff semifinal at the Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic: No. 4 Michigan vs. No. 1 Alabama (AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas)8 p.m. ET: College Football Playoff semifinal at the Capital One Orange Bowl: No. 3 Notre Dame vs. No. 2 Clemson (Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida)Tuesday, January 1st1 p.m. ET: PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: No. 11 UCF vs. No. 7 LSU (State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona)5 p.m. ET: Rose Bowl Game Presented by Northwestern Mutual: No. 8 Washington State vs. No. 10 Ohio State (Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California)8:45 p.m. ET: Allstate Sugar Bowl: No. 6 Oklahoma vs. No. 5 Georgia (Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans)The 2019 College Football Playoff National Championship game will be held on Monday, January 7th at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California.Potential CFP Championship game match-ups include: Alabama vs. Clemson, Alabama vs. Notre Dame, Michigan vs. Clemson or Michigan vs. Notre Dame.Who do you think will be playing in the National Championship? is a post from:
November 14, 2018
While performing at the Camp Flog Gnaw music festival in Los Angeles Sunday night (Nov. 11), Jaden Smith made a rather interesting announcement.Speaking to the crowd, Jaden said that Tyler the Creator is his “boyfriend.”“I just wanna say Tyler the Creator is the best friend in the world and I love him so f***ing much,” Smith said into the microphone. “And I wanna tell you guys something. I wanna tell you … Tyler doesn’t wanna say, but Tyler’s my motherf***ing boyfriend! And he’s been my motherf***ing boyfriend my whole f***ing life!”Smith added, “Tyler the Creator is my f***ing boyfriend! It’s true!” He concluded: “Tyler the Creator is my f***ing boyfriend. OK? You take anything away from this f***ing show, that’s what you need to take away.”Fans managed to capture Jaden’s speech on film, and in one video, the camera pants to Tyler, who wagged his finder, looked at the crowd and shook his head “no” while laughing.Following the performance, Jaden wrote on Twitter: “Yup @tylerthecreator I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.”Yup I Told Everyone You Can’t Deny It Now.— Jaden Smith (@officialjaden) After seeing Jaden’s message, Tyler replied: “hahaha you a crazy n***a man.”While Tyler’s reaction seems to suggest Smith was joking, it isn’t clear whether Smith was up to his usual crazy antics or genuinely announcing a romantic relationship.Neither Smith nor Tyler have explicitly labeled their own sexualities, with Smith being known for embracing gender-fluid fashion and Tyler calling himself gay and alluding to “coming out of the closet” on Twitter on multiple occasions.I TRIED TO COME OUT THE DAMN CLOSET LIKE FOUR DAYS AGO AND NO ONE CARED HAHAHHAHAHA— Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) NOT POSSIBLE, WE'RE BOTH GAY — Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) CANT SLEEP; IN EUROPE ; BEEN DRAWING STUFF — Tyler, The Creator (@tylerthecreator) Tyler seemed to have confirmed his queerness on his 2017 album “Flower Boy.”On “I Ain’t Got Time!” he rapped: “Next line will have ’em like ‘whoa’ / I’ve been kissing white boys since 2004.” And the whole second verse of “” addresses him basically hiding in the closet. is a post from:
November 13, 2018
Stan Lee, the man who co-created Marvel Comics, has died. His daughter . He was 95 years old.“My father loved all of his fans. He was the greatest, most decent man,” Lee’s daughter told TMZ.According to the gossip site, an ambulance rushed to Lee’s home in Hollywood Hills early Monday morning (Nov. 12) and he was rushed to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he later died.Lee’s cause of death has not yet been revealed, but we do know he has suffered a number of illnesses over the past year or so, including pneumonia.Stan Lee and Jack Kirby started Marvel in 1961 with the Fantastic Four, and Lee went on to create Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk, X-Men, Iron Man, Black Panther, Doctor Strange and The Avengers.Stan was also known for making cameo appearances in all of the Marvel movies.It’s reported that Lee and Marvel had a rocky relationship after the company started re-making the comics/cartoons into big Hollywood blockbusters. He sued the company in 2002 for royalties he said the company owed him for the first “Spider-Man” movie. He settled the case three years later for $10 million.Lee is survived by his daughter, Joan Celia aka “J.C.” His wife of 69 years, also named Joan, died of complications from a stroke in 2017. She too was 95 years old when she passed away. is a post from:
November 12, 2018
UPDATE (08:47 A.M. ET): False alarm! A malfunctioning water heater that makes a sound similar to gunfire caused active shooter reports at a North Carolina High School Friday morning (Nov. 9).:Commissioner George Brown said a piece of equipment at the school that has been malfunctioning in recent days and it sounds like gunfire when it makes noise. This has been going on for several days and is being investigated as a source. Regardless, officials are taking the situation very seriously to ensure everyone’s safety.Pender County Emergency Director Tom Collins said he also believed a malfunctioning water heater caused a gunfire noise and that the sheriff’s office is expected to hold a news conference soon.“I was sure it was not gunfire over an hour ago,” said Commissioner David Williams, who is also the assistant coach for the varsity football team. “I also coach football there. Lately (during practice), we’ve been hearing a piece of mechanical equipment go ‘bam bam bam.’ It made us the first time we heard it turn around.”Williams said he has heard the sound personally and can understand how someone might hear it and make a report. He thinks it could be a remnant problem from Hurricane Florence, explaining the sound is up high, near the roof line and faces the back of the building.“Obviously I was worried,” Williams said. “My son goes to school there. My daughter just graduated.”Williams believes the law enforcement response was 100 percent correct. There are a lot of kids on campus in the morning for practice.“They did exactly the right thing. Law Enforcement did what they’re supposed to do,” Williams said. “There’s no such thing as an over response.”This is good news, as this would have been the second mass shooting in the United States within 48 hours. Hopefully, they get that water heater fixed ASAP though!ORIGINAL STORY BELOW:Police in Pender County, North Carolina responded to reports of an active shooter at Topsail High School Friday morning (Nov. 9).According to Captain James Rowell with the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, it is still an active shooter scene. Rowell said there are no reported injuries as of 7 a.m. EST, .Topsail High School is located on Saint Johns Church Road in Hampstead, North Carolina, just north of Wilmington.According to the school’s website, Topsail High School has a population of about 1,400 details.No other details about the active shooter reports are available at this time.Originally Published: 7:43 A.M. ET is a post from:
November 09, 2018
Before XXXTentacion was , the rapper was reportedly working on two albums, one called Skins and the other called Bad Vibes Forever.Though we haven’t received an official release date for either album, insiders have confirmed a number of posthumous records were due to come out soon.“We actually have nine more songs with X that are coming out,” producer Mally Mall revealed on ‘The Cruz Show’ last month. “It’s crazy, man. The kid was so talented. X was so talented that he would sound like three different artists on one song. It’s crazy. It’s sad because he predicted his death at 17. He thought he was gonna die.”? confirms the release of 9 more songs including one w/ and another one w/ ?? — Power 106 (@Power106LA) Friday morning (Nov. 9) at midnight, XXX’s team released a new single called “Bad!”The track, produced by Keeley and John Cunningham, is said to be the first single from X’s first posthumous album Skins, which is due out before the end of the year.Although an official release date for Skins has not been confirmed, it’s been reported that the album will drop on December 7th.Like most of X’s recent singles, “BAD!”—clocking in at under two minutes—is an extremely short song, but it gets its message across.:X plays on the confidence of a gorgeous woman, reaffirming her knowledge that she’s beyond fine. The instrumental would sound perfect at a strip club, and X’s syrupy vocals melt over the hypnotic drums.LISTEN TO “BAD!” BELOW: is a post from:
November 09, 2018
Earlier this week, Da Baby reportedly in Huntersville, North Carolina (outside of Charlotte).He was taken into police custody and . At the time, rumors suggested that the Charlotte, N.C. rapper acted out of self-defense in the shooting, and now Da Baby is speaking out about the incident via social media.In a series of videos posted on Instagram Live, Da Baby confirmed that he was involved in the deadly Walmart shooting, which police said stemmed from a fight between “several individuals in the store.”Da Baby said that he was shopping with his family (his 1-year-old daughter, 5-year-old son and baby mama) when he was approached by two men. At least one of the men had a gun, and he said security footage will back up his side of the story.Without explicitly stating that he shot at the man, Da Baby explained exactly what went down at the Walmart and said that that the “gunshots” that customers in the store heard is what actually saved him and his family from being shot.“If them gunshots ain’t go off, n***a, my f***in’ daughter could’ve got hit, son could’ve got hit, me,” he says in video recorded form his bed. He said his lawyers had advised him not to speak about the incident, but he doesn’t care. “F*** all that,” he said. “Two n****s walk down on you and your whole mothaf***in’ family, threatening y’all, whip out on y’all, n***a, let me see what y’all gon’ do. You feel me?”Initial reports stated that Da Baby was shopping in the produce section when the shooting happened, however, the rapper says that wasn’t true. He was actually at Walmart to buy winter clothes for his daughter.“I wasn’t in no mothaf***in’ produce section, I wasn’t grocery shopping, I was buying my baby some more winter clothes, n***a, it’s cold outside, n***a,” he said. “These n****s see me buying baby clothes and these n****s wanna come and show me how tough they is and sh**. Come on, my n***a, quit playing … I really don’t give a f*** how y’all feel, a n***a tried to take my life in front of my 1-year-old daughter.”He went on to say to “let that man family [the victim] grieve in peace and leave my family alone because I’m dying about mine, right there on the spot.”The man who was shot and killed in the altercation was identified as 19-year-old Jalyn Domonique Craig. After the shooting, investigators said that a suspect was being questioned, along with “several people” who were arrested at the store “due to an altercation.”, police haven’t filed any charges related to the shooting. An officer told the news station that police were aware of Da Baby’s social media videos, but won’t release the names of those interviewed about the altercation unless charges are filed against them. is a post from:
November 09, 2018
A huge congrats are in order for Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade as the couple shared earlier today that they are now the proud parents of a baby girl. Surprise, right?I know you’re probably wondering, “How in the hell did Gabrielle Union hide a whole pregnancy from the world for nine months?” Well, it’s easy. She and Dwyane hired a surrogate to carry their baby and kept the news under wraps until now.The couple each took to their respective Instagram accounts Thursday (Nov. 8) to share photos of them holding their newborn daughter.“We are sleepless and delirious but so excited to share that, our miracle baby, arrived last night (11/7) via surrogate,” they both shared along with lyrics to the song ‘Lovely Day.’ “Welcome to the party sweet girl!”Union has been very open about her struggles with infertility as the couple has been trying to have a child of their own for years. She revealed in her 2017 memoir We’re Going to Need More Wine that she had “eight or nine miscarriages” while trying to conceive on her own.“For three years, my body has been a prisoner of trying to get pregnant — I’ve either been about to go into an IVF cycle, in the middle of an IVF cycle or coming out of an IVF cycle,” she wrote.The baby girl, whose name has not yet been revealed, is the first child for 46-year-old Gabby, while 36-year-old Dwyane is already dad to sons Xavier Zechariah (who turns 5 years old on Saturday), 11-year-old Zion Malachi Airamis and 16-year-old Zaire Blessing Dwyane. Wade also raises his 17-year-old nephew Dahveon Morris.Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade recently celebrated their 4-year wedding anniversary in August.Congrats again to Gabby and D-Wade on the birth of their baby! is a post from:
November 09, 2018
Tamera Mowry-Housley and her husband Adam Housley are asking for answers and prayers via social media as they frantically search for their missing niece following the in Thousand Oaks, California Wednesday night (Nov. 7).RELATED: Tamera and Adam’s 18-year-old niece, Alaina Housley, attended the “College Country Night” event where a gunman opened fire, killing dozens, . The gunman was later , a former marine with apparent mental health issues.RELATED: According to a tweet sent by Alaina’s friend Ashley, Alaina was the only girl out of their group of friends unaccounted for after the shooting.Ashely this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) Tamera responded to the tweet saying, “Ashley this is her aunt Tamera Mowry Housley. Can you please DM me your information?” Ashley replied, saying that she’s been in contact with Alaina’s uncle (Tamera’s husband Adam) and so far there’s nothing new to report.I've been in contact with Adam, unfortunately there's nothing new to report at the moment— Ashley (@amowreader) Tamera’s twin sister Tia wrote on Instagram along with a photo of them at Tamera’s wedding in 2011: “Alaina Housely we are praying. We love u! If you know anything or any information please let us know. We love you!”Adam Housley later asked his 100,000 Twitter followers for prayers. “Please pray if you believe…pray,” he wrote. When a follower asked what to pray for, Housley wrote: “My niece. A beautiful soul.”Please pray if you believe….pray.— Adam Housley (@adamhousley) My niece. A beautiful soul. — Adam Housley (@adamhousley) When actress Holly Robinson Peete asked Adam if his niece had been found, he responded “No” with a praying hands emoji. Hours later, another follower asked if Housley had heard anything about his niece, to which he responded, “Nothing.”No ? — Adam Housley (@adamhousley) Nothing — Adam Housley (@adamhousley) Adam, a former Fox News correspondent, that he went looking for Alaina at a Los Robles Regional Medical Center around 3:30 a.m., but guards wouldn’t let him in because the facility was on lockdown.Alaina’s family members were able to track her Apple Watch and iPhone, both of which showed her location at the bar, leading them to fear the worst.“My gut is saying she’s inside the bar, dead,” Housley said. “I’m hoping I’m wrong.” He added: “You just don’t think that — same stupid quote — you just don’t think it’s going to happen to you.” is a post from:
November 08, 2018
Sergeant Ron Helus was shot and killed Wednesday night (Nov. 7) after responding to an at a bar in California.RELATED: , Minutes after the shooting was first reported, Helus was the first to enter the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, CA—which was occupied by around 200 college students—and was struck several times by gunfire, Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said.A California Highway Patrol officer who was entering with Helus retreated, secured the perimeter, then pulled the sheriff’s deputy out of the line of fire. FacebookHelus was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead as a result of his injuries.Eleven other people were shot and killed in the incident, and numerous others were wounded.The shooter, whose name has not yet been released, was reportedly found dead inside the venue with a self-inflicted gunshot wound.Sheriff Helus as follows:“I am an FBI certified firearms instructor and a POST (Peace Officer’s Standards and Training) instructor.“I have thousands of hours of specialized training. I work or have worked, the following assignments: Custody; patrol (Deputy, Senior Deputy, Sergeant); SWAT; all aspects of firearms, less lethal, and chemical agents instruction; investigations; narcotics; and wellness advisor.“I own and operate Gun Control: Firearms Training and CCW Instruction. I have a Master’s degree from the University of Oklahoma and plan to pursue my doctorate degree in the near future.”According to his LinkedIn, he graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a Master’s Degree in Administrative Leadership.Sergeant Ron Helus—a 29-year veteran of the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office—is survived by his wife and son. Authorities said he planned to retire within the next year.“Ron was a hardworking, dedicated sheriff’s sergeant, he was totally committed,” Sheriff Dean said. “He gave his all. And tonight, as I told his wife, he died a hero because he went, he went in to save lives, to save other people’s lives.”With a population of more than 100,000, Thousand Oaks is one of the second-largest cities in Ventura County, about 40 miles north of Los Angeles and is considered one of the safest cities.“You know, I’ve been a cop for 41 years, and I never thought I would see the things around the country that would happen,” Sheriff Dean said. “But I’ve learned, it doesn’t matter what community you’re in, it doesn’t matter how safe your community is. It can happen anywhere.” is a post from:
November 08, 2018
A gunman opened fire on multiple people at a country music bar in Thousand Oaks, California, injuring at least 11 people, including a sheriff’s deputy, and killing several others.Police said “at least 200 people” were inside the venue, which was hosting a “college country night” gathering for students.Ventura County Sheriff’s Sergeant Eric Buschow told reporters on the scene there were “multiple fatalities.” Captain Garo Kuredjian said he could not comment on the status of the victims, however, the number of victims was expected to rise.Among the victims was a Ventura County deputy sheriff, a doorman, a cashier and college students. The lifeless body of a suspected male victim was outside the bar.Captain Kuredjian said the shooter is believed to be dead inside the bar after being fatally shot by deputies who arrived at the scene after gunfire erupted.Kuredjian said there was no immediate threat to the public and homicide investigators are at the scene investigating.The gunman—reportedly dressed in all-black, wearing a trenchcoat, glasses, a baseball cap and a mask covering the bottom part of his face—opened fire at around 11:20 p.m. (2:20 a.m. ET Thursday).One officer was injured when he arrived at the scene with colleagues and “attempted to neutralize the threat,” Capt. Kuredjian said.One woman, who didn’t give her name, said she was inside the bar when she heard “a lot of gunshots.”“We dropped when we heard the gunshots,” . “I looked behind me and there was a smoke bomb going off.”Witnesses said the shooter fired at least 30 shots from a pistol with extended mags and threw smoke grenades.One witness, a man named John Hedge, : “I was at the front door talking to my stepdad. I just started hearing these big pops. Pop, pop, pop. There was probably three or four and I hit the ground. I look up and the security guard was dead. Well, I don’t want to say he was dead, but he was shot. He was down, and the [shooter] had a handgun. He threw in smoke grenades all over the place and he kept firing. I saw him point to the back of the cash register…and he just kept firing. I ran out the front door.”KABC-TV interview with eyewitness whose stepson was inside Borderline bar.KABC live coverage: — Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) Hedge’s stepfather, Tim, told the news station, “He fired the first shot. I knew it was live. I knew it was real. My son thought it was a joke so I pulled him down and got some cover. I looked up and he was moving to the right. He shot the front doorman, who was just a young man. Then he shot the cashier, just a young girl. Then he started moving to the right. He wasn’t looking at us. Then he went into the office, where all the cash and stuff is. He didn’t say anything at all. He just started shooting.”“I thought it was a joke when the shots started firing. I know people there. I hope everybody’s OK. I don’t know how I didn’t get shot,” John Hedge told KABC.Another witness said: “This maniac came in. Threw in smoke to confuse people and opened fire on the dance floor. He’s taken many young lives.”According to news reports, people were hiding from the shooter in bathrooms and attic spaces in the bar, while others who managed to escape the venue ran to nearby gas stations for medical help. Some people reportedly had to use chairs to break windows inside the bar to escape.Mitchell Hunter, 19, of Simi Valley, has bloodied hands after breaking a window with a chair to get out of Borderline after he heard shots on the dancefloor. — Jeremy Childs (@Jeremy_Childs) The Los Angeles Times reported that one woman was in the front of the restaurant with more than a dozen friends when the gunman came in and started shooting at the ceiling. She said a friend threw her onto an outdoor balcony so that she could escape. She said she was afraid some of her friends were still inside the bar.From the scene: Witnesses console one another across the street from the Borderline Bar & Grill and talk to law enforcement. — Los Angeles Times (@latimes) Witnesses have said that many people at the bar also attended the Route 91 country music festival in Las Vegas in October 2917, where the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history claimed the lives of 58 people and injured 851 others.“A lot of people in the Route 91 situation go here,” 23-year-old Chandler Gunn . “There’s people that live a whole lifetime without seeing this, and then there’s people that have seen it twice.”Carl Edgar, who came to the scene after hearing about the shooting, told the Times: “As far as I know, all of my friends are OK, safe. There are a few people we can’t get a hold of, but in these situations people usually turn off their phones to be safe so I’m not gonna get too worried. A lot of my friends survived Route 91. If they survived that they’ll survive this.”Captain Kuredjian said it’s been a while since shots were fired in the city. He said the area is safe and shootings are a very unusual occurrence. In fact, Business Insider called Thousand Oaks, which is about 40 miles west of Los Angeles, in the United States. is a post from:
November 08, 2018
Ariana Grande nearly fell during the first live performance of her new single “Thank U, Next.”The 25-year-old singer was performing her new track for the first time on Wednesday’s (Nov. 7) episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show when the slip-up happened.As Grande entertained the audience, she briefly lost her footing while stepping down from a chair, but she caught herself, saying “Oh my god” before going right back into the song as if nothing didn’t happen and laughing it off. Honestly, if it weren’t for her saying “Oh my god,” you probably wouldn’t notice.Watch below:Grande and her two backup dancers, wearing all-white outfits, channeled the 1996 movie The First Wives Club (starring Bette Midler, Goldie Hawn and Diane Keaton). The trio performed in front of white tables covered with flowers and a faux cake, just like the beloved film’s last scene in which the women sing “You Don’t Own Me,” with Grande and her backup performers mimicking some of the movie’s choreography.“Thank U, Next” is described as a love letter to herself, as she opens up about her past relationships with Big Sean, Pete Davidson and the late Mac Miller, thanking them for helping her grow in different ways. One of the song’s lines addresses those moments, with Grande singing, “One taught me love / one taught me patience / and one taught me pain.”Thank U, Next is Grande’s upcoming fifth studio album—a follow-up to her fourth album Sweetener and her second album release of the year.In addition to performing “Thank U, Next,” Ariana also performed “Breathin,” her latest single from Sweetener. Check it out below: is a post from:
November 08, 2018
It seems like every Halloween, some white people have to be reminded that wearing blackface as a part of your costume is simply unacceptable.One woman, who dressed up like “Beyoncé,” was after photos of her wearing blackface went viral on social media., which leads us to believe that some (not all) wypipo either don’t know that blackface is not OK, or they just don’t care.Well, now that Halloween has come and gone, we’re going to show you some examples of how you can look like Beyoncé without wearing blackface, and hopefully, we won’t have to see your atrociously racist costumes in 2019.Check out the gallery below:Beychella59th Annual (2017) GrammysBeyoncé & JAY-Z “On The Run” Tour Bonnie & Clyde PerformanceBeyoncé “Flawless” (OTR Tour performance)Beyoncé @ Inaugural Wearable Art Gala in support of WACO Theater Center (2017)Beyoncé Mrs. Carter Show World TourBeyoncé “Apesh*t” (OTR II Tour Performance) is a post from:
November 08, 2018
Following yesterday’s mid-term elections, Donald Trump held a press conference this morning that has been described by media outlets as “,” “” and “,” among many other things.Trump—obviously pissed that the Democrats won control of the House—first called out each of the Republicans who lost in Tuesday’s (Nov. 6) midterms, saying they did “very poorly” and mocking them for failing to “embrace” him and his administration.He also rambled about possible House investigations into his administration, talked crap about NAFTA, and bragged about how the United States has “the cleanest air.”And then when it came time to answer questions from reporters, that’s when Trump really lost his sh*t.:Trump began taking questions and called on Acosta, who tried to ask about the president’s characterization of a migrant caravan of roughly 4,000 Central American immigrants who are walking through Mexico to claim asylum in the U.S.Trump immediately interrupted Acosta as the journalist began to ask his question. “Here we go,” Trump said to Acosta.Acosta then challenged Trump’s use of the word “invasion” to describe the caravan and asked the president if he thought he had demonized immigrants. Trump then said he wanted immigrants to “come in legally.”When the president tried to go to another journalist, Acosta declined to give up the microphone and asked about possible indictments by special counsel Robert Mueller based on the ongoing investigation into Trump’s presidential campaign.Trump told Acosta to “put down the mic” and a White House staffer tried to take the microphone from the CNN correspondent but he wouldn’t give it up.Acosta finally relinquished the mic and sat down, but Trump then began to verbally berate him from the lectern.“CNN should be ashamed of itself having you working for them,” Trump said. “You are a rude, terrible person. You shouldn’t be working for CNN.”Trump added that the way Acosta had treated Press Secretary Sarah Sanders was “awful.”The president then moved to address the next questioner, NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander, who defended Acosta.“In Jim’s defense, I’ve traveled with him and watched him, he’s a diligent reporter who busts his butt like the rest of us,” Alexander said.“Well I’m not a big fan of yours either,” Trump said.Acosta then stood up and began speaking to the president off microphone, to which the president responded, “When you report fake news, which CNN does a lot, you are the enemy of the people.”Ladies and gentlemen, this what happens when you elect an oversized toddler to be POTUS. I pray to God we as a country make better decisions 2 years from now in the 2020 elections. is a post from:
November 07, 2018
Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for Georgia governor, has decided to decline to concede the tight race to Republican rival Brian Kemp Wednesday (Nov. 7), telling her supports to expect a December 4th runoff election.'We are still on the verge of history, and the best is yet to come.' — Stacey Abrams says she refuses to concede as the Georgia governor race remains too close to call — NowThis (@nowthisnews) :Abrams, who if successful would become the first female African-American governor in U.S. history, has gained 48.3 percent of the votes, compared to Kemp’s 50.8 percent, at the time of reporting. Ted Metz, the Libertarian candidate, attracted 0.9 percent. But Abrams said that there are still more votes to be counted and that people should plan for a December 4 runoff election.After a long night, Abrams pledged: “Georgia still has a decision to make. To all of Georgia’s voters, including the 1.2 million who haven’t shown up before, welcome aboard. If I wasn’t your first choice or if you made no choice at all you are going to have a chance to do a do-over.”It has been a contentious and headline-grabbing race. In the state of Georgia, the top two candidates advance to a runoff if no candidate wins more than 50 percent of the vote. Kemp has, but Abrams said on Wednesday that “votes remain to be counted.”“There are voices that are waiting to be heard,” she told supporters while taking to the podium this morning, in an address that was streamed to Facebook. “Across our state folks are opening up the dreams of voters in absentee ballots and we believe our chance for a stronger Georgia is just within reach. But we cannot seize it until all voices are heard and I promise you tonight we are going to make sure every vote is counted. Every single vote.”Kemp, who is the secretary of state who also oversees elections, is . He is . A lawsuit, filed on Tuesday, attempted to ban Kemp from having any involvement in the counting of votes because of his allegedly “clear bias.” The suit was dismissed by Kemp’s office as a “twelfth-hour stunt.”On Sunday, two days before the vote, Kemp claimed he was investigating a “failed attempt to hack the state’s voter registration system.” He alleged that it was somehow linked to the Democratic Party. In 2016, Kemp made a similar accusation, claiming that an intrusion attempt had been discovered on voting systems. The suggestion was widely-discredited.In response, Abrams branded his hacking rhetoric a “desperate attempt” to distract voters. On Twitter today, her campaign wrote: “We will fight for every vote. The best is yet to come.”We will fight for every vote. The best is yet to come. — Stacey Abrams (@staceyabrams) is a post from:
November 07, 2018
Da Baby is now a free man and has so far not been charged for shooting and killing a man who tried to rob him at a Walmart store in Huntersville, NC.PREVIOUSLY: The popular Charlotte, North Carolina-based rapper was released from jail Tuesday afternoon (Nov. 6) not even 24 hours after he shot and killed a man in self-defense at Walmart Monday evening.In an Instagram post, Da Baby (whose real name is Jonathon Kirk) announced his freedom and dispelled rumors that he was using the shooting incident to promote his recently released mixtape Blank Blank. He also offered his “condolences to the other parties involved.”Kirk was shopping near the produce section of Walmart when a man allegedly tried to rob him. Acting out of self-defense, the 26-year-old shot the man multiple times, killing him.An officer doing a routine security check at the store heard the gunshots and took the rapper into custody without incident. The shooting victim, later identified by Huntersville police as 19-year-old Jalyn Dominique Craig, was pronounced dead on the scene.A graphic photo of the shooting victim has been widely circulated on social media. It shows a man lying on the floor holding himself next to a pool of blood. A gun can also be seen near him in the photo. .Because he acted out of self-defense, it’s highly likely Kirk will not face any charges. is a post from:
November 07, 2018
Da Baby—a popular rapper out of Charlotte, North Carolina—was reportedly involved in an altercation at a Walmart that led to the shooting death of a man. that a man was shot and killed around 6 p.m. in the Walmart on Bryton Town Center in Huntersville, NC. According to police, shots were fired in the aisles near the produce section.Investigators that the shooting suspect was being questioned, along with “several people” who were arrested at the store “due to an altercation.”It wasn’t clear if the altercation was connected to the shooting, and though the alleged shooter’s name hasn’t been revealed, says police have confirmed to them it was Charlotte rapper Da Baby (not to be confused with Atlanta rapper Lil Baby).A has been widely circulated on social media. It shows a man lying on the floor holding his arm next to a pool of blood. A gun can also be seen near him in the photo. .“At this time there is no reason for the community to feel unsafe as we believe all responsible parties have been taken into custody,” the Facebook post read.Huntersville Police Chief Cleveland Spruill said he couldn’t estimate how many customers were in the store when the shooting happened. “I think the official answer to that would be ‘a lot,'” he said.An officer was doing a routine security check at the store “when he heard gunshots … and took an individual into custody,” said the Facebook post. The shooting victim was pronounced dead on the scene.“It’s very uncommon for that to happen,” Chief Spruill said. “We don’t have shootings inside of any retail store.”The store was locked down immediately after the shooting so officers could speak to witnesses and anyone who may have been involved, Chief Spruill said. Officers obtained contact information from customers in the store before allowing them to leave, Spruill said.According to online reports, Da Baby shot the man out of self-defense after the man tried to rob him.One man who said he was in the store at the time of the shooting that customers screamed and ran for cover after hearing gunshots.“I don’t want to be a sitting duck, so as soon as I saw the coast was clear, I just wanted to get my daughter out of there,” Burton told the station.Walmart , saying: “We are deeply saddened by what has happened. We are thankful for the quick actions by the Huntersville Police Department and their arrest of those believed responsible for this crime. We are working closely with law enforcement. Since this is an active investigation, we will refer additional questions to them.”This isn’t the first time Da Baby has been involved in a shooting incident. About a month ago, he was confronted by gang members and shots were fired with Da Baby standing his ground. He also said in an that in the past, five armed, masked men ran into his house and he “legally shot somebody and they took off.”Before he became a rapper, Da Baby, who also goes by the name Baby Jesus, was in the streets, but he left that way of life in 2014 and started rapping. He went viral in 2017 when he was spotted walking around SXSW in nothing but a diaper. He released a mixtape back in March 2018 called . is a post from:
November 06, 2018
Kenya Moore is a mom for the first time at the age of 47 years old.The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star gave birth to a baby girl, Brooklyn Doris Daly, early Sunday morning (Nov. 4) about three weeks earlier than her due date, and her husband, Marc Daly, was by her side the whole time.Kenya wasn’t due until around Thanksgiving, but she took to social media last week to announce that she would be delivering her baby a little earlier than expected because she had developed preeclampsia.She shared a picture of her extremely swollen feet on Instagram on October 27th, writing: “I gained 17 lbs in ONE week due to severe swelling and water retention, high blood pressure, and excess protein in urine. This is NOT normal!”, Baby Brooklyn was born via emergency c-section at 9:39 a.m. ET and weighed in at five pounds, 12 ounces. This is Kenya and Marc’s first child together.Kenya explained the meaning behind Brooklyn’s name to People, saying, “Brooklyn because that’s where we met and fell in love, and Doris after my grandmother who passed away last year and who raised me.”Kenya and Marc just had a baby shower a few weeks ago on October 20th that was attended by a number of RHOA cast members, including Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss and Porsha Williams. Even Real Housewives of Potomac star Gizelle Bryant and Dr. Heavenly from Married to Medicine were there.Noticeably absent from the festivities, however, was NeNe Leakes, who wrote on Instagram in response to the pictures: “OMG! You guys look so amazing! Congrats @thekenyamoore wish I could have been there #babydaly.”NeNe also commented on a photo on The Jasmine Brand’s Instagram account, saying: “I’m just like OMG with all these beauties pictures! Kenya is the most beautiful pregnant woman i have ever seen! Shame on Bravo for not showing her amazing life this season. Never seen her look so happy.”Meanwhile, fans on social media are hilariously pointing out how Kenya Moore ended up giving birth the same day of the RHOA Season 11 premiere. Whether or not that was done on purpose remains to be seen, but we certainly wouldn’t put it past Kenya aka the “Shade Queen.”Peep the Twitter reactions below:She is really about to have this baby on premier day. The devil () is working hard but Queen Kenya Moore is working harder ??? — Festive Tamrat ???? (@Tamrat_Judge) It’s premiere day and ALL anyone is talking about is Kenya Moore having a baby. Talent won. — Housewives Historian (@cuntneykardash) The Shade!!! Did Kenya Moore Schedule Birth on RHOA Season 11 Premiere Date???: via — Michelle "ATLien" Brown (@ATLien) CONGRATULATIONS: Kenya Moore gave birth to a healthy, beautiful baby girl name Brooklyn Doris Daly born today (Nov. 4) at 9:39 ET.Coincidentally, it’s on the same day the new season of begins (without her) They should really bring her back. ? — Jerome Trammel (@MrJeromeTrammel) It’s premiere day and no one gives a FUCK, everyone is too busy talking about Kenya Moore. She really outskinnied everyone huh? Ugh ???— RealHWTea (@RealHWTea) is a post from:
November 05, 2018
Sutton Tennyson, Angela Simmons’ ex-fiancé and the father of her child, was shot and killed at his home earlier today, according to a breaking news report from .Details are scarce at the moment, but TSR apparently confirmed the news with sources close to Simmons.Angela and Sutton began dating in 2015 and welcomed their son, Sutton Jr., in September 2016.The pair were engaged at the time of their son’s birth, however, just a little over a year later, in December 2017, Angela confirmed that the engagement was off.Our thoughts and prayers are with Angela and Sutton’s families at this time.Story developing… is a post from:
November 04, 2018
The year 2019 will officially mark 20 years since Tyler Perry introduced Madea to the world. It will also be the year Tyler Perry kills off the hilarious, tough-talking, gun-toting character that everyone loves.During a recent appearance on Bevy Smith’s Sirius XM show “Bevelations,” Tyler said he’s planning a farewell stage tour and will be releasing a film he shot two years ago called “A Madea Family Funeral” in 2010 to finally end the character.“It’s time for me to kill that old bitch, I’m tired man,” Perry said on Monday (Oct. 29). “I just don’t want to be her age playing her.”Perry also confirmed the news in an interview with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show.“It’s time for me to bury that old broad man,” Perry told Fallon Tuesday night (Oct. 30). “I’m sick of that old bitch”Madea, a character Perry has said was based on his own mother, as well as Eddie Murphy’s performance in “Nutty Professor II: The Klumps,” was first introduced in Perry’s 1999 play “I Can Do Bad All By Myself.”Madea—whose “real name” is Mabel Simmons—is known for her comical and vulgar language, and she also has an extensive rap sheet that was highlighted in the 2009 film “Madea Goes to Jail,” which was based off Perry’s 2006 play of the same name.The Madea film franchise spans 10 installments and has earned more than $500 million worldwide, despite some criticism that the character is a stereotype of black women.While Perry didn’t reveal whether the funeral in the upcoming film would be for Madea herself, it can only be assumed that she will die in the movie considering his comment saying he’s ready to “kill that old bitch.” is a post from:
November 04, 2018
Each and every year, celebrities prove that they’re (kinda sorta) just like us by dressing up for Halloween. And it’s always fun to see who went as what, especially since celebs have extra money in their bank accounts to make their costumes stand out and look as authentic as possible.From Beyoncé and JAY-Z’s tribute to black Olympic athletes to Heidi Klum going all out (per usual) with her Princess Fiona costume, here are our favorite celebrity Halloween looks from 2018!Beyoncé and JAY-ZUsherDiddy & His SonsKelly Rowland & Husband Tim WitherspoonCiara, Russell Wilson, Little Future & SiennaBruno MarsSaint & North WestAlicia KeysRay J, Princess Love & Daughter MelodyMiguel & Girlfriend Nazanin MandiThe Cast of ABC’s “Black-ish”MonicaQuavoWiz KhalifaSwae LeeTygaFabolous, Emily B & FamilyKevin Hart & FamilyChrissy Teigen & John LegendYvonne Orji & Boyfriend Emmanuel AchoLupita Nyong’oZoe KravitzRyan SeacrestNeil Patrick Harris & FamilyHeidi KlumMelanie Fiona & FamilyLala AnthonyKevin Hart, JAY-Z & Diddy is a post from:
November 03, 2018
Police say at least two people are dead and at least six others were wounded after a gunman open fired Friday (Nov. 2) at a yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida.Police reportedly received a call around 5:37 p.m. of a shooting at the Hot Yoga Tallahassee studio and found multiple gunshot victims when they arrived at the small shopping center where the yoga studio is located.The gunman killed one person and wounded four others before he shot and killed himself, police said.Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters that the six wounded were being treated at local hospitals.One person was in critical condition, three were serious and two were in good condition, according to Danielle Buchanan, spokeswoman for Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare.“The suspect is deceased and one victim has passed away at the hospital,” DeLeo said. that Alex Redding, a customer at a nearby bar, said several people came inside seeking assistance, saying a tall man with a beard had been acting strangely inside the Hot Yoga Studio and then began shooting during a class.Redding said a man with blood on his head told patrons at the bar he tried to stop the shooter, but he was pistol-whipped before the shooter turned the gun on himself.Authorities believe the gunman acted alone and there wasn’t an immediate threat to the Tallahassee community. Officials didn’t give a motive for the attack or any details about the shooter.“All evidence points to a single actor who has stayed on scene and is deceased at this time so there is no additional threat to the public,” DeLeo said.A source said there were 11 people signed up for the 5:30 p.m. hot yoga flow class and one canceled earlier in the day. The class instructor was reportedly uninjured in the shooting.Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, the Democratic nominee for state governor, said he stopped campaigning to return to the city.“I’m deeply appreciative of law enforcement’s quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today,” Gillum tweeted. “No act of gun violence is acceptable. I’m in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight.”I’m deeply appreciative of law enforcement's quick response to the shooting at the yoga facility in Tallahassee today. No act of gun violence is acceptable. I'm in close communication with law enforcement officials and will be returning to Tallahassee tonight.— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) Megan Nixon was eating downstairs at Riccardo’s Restaurant when she heard something going on upstairs. “We heard pop, pop, pop. It sounded intense. It didn’t sound like gunshots,” she said.About 30 seconds later, Nixon said she saw two young women run into a bar next door, then she saw a man, covered in blood, run in.Nixon said the restaurant’s owner locked the door to protect those inside. She said she didn’t understand the events that interrupted what was supposed to be a family night out.“It’s terrible,” Nixon told the Tallahassee Democrat. “They’re in a yoga studio trying to relax.”City Commissioner Scott Maddox was among the officials who immediately rushed to the scene of the shooting. “In my public service career, I have had to be on some bad scenes. This is the worst. Please pray,” . is a post from:
November 03, 2018