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Wayment. Wendy Williams is now a … stepmom?!Internet reports have been running rampant that Williams’ husband Kevin Hunter was having a baby with another woman. And now it’s being reported that Hunter’s mistress, Sharina Hudson, has given birth to a baby girl.Last December, broke the news that Hunter had gotten Hudson pregnant, which is said to have triggered Wendy’s alleged drug relapse before eventually landing her in rehab and forcing her to take a several-weeks-long break from her popular daytime talk show while various celebrity guest hosts filled in for her.According to YouTube vlogger Tasha K … Kevin and Sharina’s love child was born on Wednesday (Mar. 22), and the couple is said to have pulled all the stops to make sure this “confidential information” didn’t leak to the media … which obviously didn’t work because here we are reporting on it.Tasha K says Sharina and Kevin paid cash for the hospital visit. On top of that, Kevin allegedly used a different name on medical records, and he’s also allegedly not listed on the baby’s birth certificate. A post shared by (@theshaderoom) on Mar 24, 2019 at 4:54pm PDTIt’s no secret that Wendy Williams and her husband of more than 20 years have been going through some serious marital issues recently … but if you let Wendy tell it, all is well between the Hunters.Despite the mounting reports about Kevin and Sharina’s extramarital affair, Wendy continues to refute the rumors, and insists her marriage is just fine.The day she returned to her show (Mon, Mar. 4), Wendy totally downplayed the whole thing, despite the reports about Kevin getting Sharina pregnant, not to mention the photos of the two of them and out and about.“I want to shout out to my husband. I’m still wearing my ring,” Williams said as the audience applauded.“Believe me you, when you’ve been with somebody for 28 years…married for 25 years…we know each other. He’s my best friend, he’s my lover, he’s all this and he’s all that. I know what you’ve been seeing and I know what the streets have been talking about,” she said.She added: “Anybody who’s been married for 5 minutes or 500 years, you know marriages have ebbs and flows. Marriages are not easy. Don’t ask me about mine until you see this [ring] gone and it ain’t going anywhere — not in this lifetime.”Last Tuesday (Mar. 19) on her show, she revealed that she was treating an undisclosed addiction issue by .“After I go to the Pilates I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she said. “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, there’s no nothing. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride.”She said that the only people who knew she was seeking treatment were her husband, Kevin Hunter, and son, Kevin Jr. “Only Kevin and Kevin know about this. And that is my truth,” she said.“Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family … We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth.”Just days ago, The Daily Mail showing Wendy’s husband as he continues to live a double life alongside his much younger massage therapist mistress.According to the UK newspaper, Hunter’s mistress wants him to leave Wendy, and she’s given him several ultimatums, but he told her can’t leave his multi-millionaire wife because she’s financing his luxury lifestyle.“Kevin is in love with Sharina but he can’t leave his wife because he and Sharina can’t take care of themselves – they need her money,” a source told DailyMailTV. is a post from:
March 25, 2019
Two Mississippi girls who were arrested in connection with the murder of their mother say they are completely innocent.32-year-old Ericka Hall was found dead outside her Magnolia, Missippi home in the early morning hours of Saturday, January 5th, 2019 after being shot and stabbed multiple times.Hall’s two daughters—14-year-old Amariyona Hall and her 12-year-old sister, whose name has been withheld due to youth court laws—were taken into police custody and accused of their mother’s murder.Amariyona was released from jail last weekend after $10,000 bail was posted, and her sister was released from the Pike County Juvenile Detention Center as well.The Hall sisters spoke to reporters earlier this week and deny having anything to do with their mother’s tragic death.According to :When a reporter asked Amariyona Hall if she could take back what happened, she said yes.Despite admitting to that, Amariyona Hall and her sister said they are not responsible for the death of their mother and that they were at an aunt’s home when it occurred.Amariyona Hall also told reporters there was abuse taking place in the home where she and her sister lived. However, the Pike County Sheriff’s Department said it never received any reports of abuse.Their father, Eddie Isaac, said he is still trying to get to the bottom of what happened the day Erika Hall died.“It feels good to have them out. A lot of people don’t think they should be, but they are kids. It was a lot. We didn’t come to the bottom of it. There was a lot of stuff we didn’t know. But it’s coming out,” he said.Children 13 and older accused of certain crimes are automatically charged as adults in Mississippi. Judges can transfer cases to youth court. District Attorney Dee Bates has said he would oppose a transfer.Amariyona Hall’s attorney has said the defense will be based on a self-defense theory.“I can tell you that I anticipate my client and her sister are both going to be defended on a theory of self-defense,” lawyer Greg Malta said previously.Ebony Hall, Ericka Hall’s sister, said one of the girls tried to run over their mother in a car several nights before she was killed.Pike County Sheriff’s Chief Investigator Chris Bell has testified that the girls confessed to planning the killing in advance, faking a knock at the front door to lure Ericka Hall from her bedroom.The night of Ericka Hall’s murder, Amariyona Hall and her sister allegedly asked their neighbor for a ride as their mom lay wounded across the street.Jeremy Lenoir that his mom thought it was odd that Hall’s car lights were on at the time, and she tried calling out to the woman, but received no response, so she contacted Hall’s relatives.“We rushed down the street to her daddy and her sister’s house, and when they came and drove down here, we found her on the other side of the car laid out,” Lenoir said.Hall had a knife in her back, Lenoir said, and she looked like she had been struggling with her killer (or killers) before her death.“When I went over there, she was laying on her back with both of her fists balled up, eyes open, so you could tell she was trying to fight them back,” Lenoir said. “That was a terrible sight. That messed me up, and to think that her kids did that.”Lenoir said the girls were acting calm, but something seemed off about them.“They seemed weird,” he said. “The girls, they came over here straight-faced, like nothing had ever happened.”Ericka Hall, a single mother who worked nights at a chicken processing plant, also had 1-year-old and 16-year-old daughters.Video via: is a post from:
March 24, 2019
As Megan Thee Stallion of her biggest supporter, her mother, Holly Thomas, she has to deal with the ridiculousness of social media.PREVIOUSLY: Whenever someone famous deals with a tragic loss of a family member, conspiracy theorists immediately point to the ridiculous notion that all celebrities are a part of a secret cult called the “Illuminati” and in order to achieve fame, you must “sacrifice” someone close to you.But Megan wants everyone to know that her mother died from a cancerous brain tumor … not an “Illuminati sacrifice.”“People on the internet be sick AF,” she wrote on her Instagram stories Saturday (Mar. 23), “My mother had a brain tumor that was cancerous for a while now.” She added: “Not that I owe strangers an explanation.”Megan didn’t mentor the “Illuminati” rumors outright, but it’s clear she was referring to them, hence the mention that “people on the internet” are “sick AF.”Losing a parent is already bad enough, but having to deal with it in front of the world probably makes things a lot worse.We suggest Megan take some time away from social media and mourn her mother in private, because she’s right … people on the internet ARE sick as fuck. is a post from:
March 23, 2019
Corinne Terrone, the white woman who was caught on camera cursing, in an East Haven, Connecticut supermarket made even more racist comments while reporting the incident to police.PREVIOUSLY: Them in Grocery StoreThe East Haven Police Department released the unedited version of her multiple 911 calls, and she can be heard using the n-word multiple times, referring to the man she got into the altercation with.According to Lt. Joseph Murgo, Terrone made a number of calls.“The first call placed was made in error to the Easton, CT police department,” said the East Haven PD. “On the recordings, she continues her hate-filled speech to a police dispatcher who finally advises her that she has called the wrong police department.” In this brief call, as she starts to tell the dispatcher what just happened, she’s told she needs to hold on, and she shouts: “Don’t you dare put me on hold. Don’t you care… Oh, Jesus Christ.”The woman can also be heard using the n-word just as the call starts. After being told she called the wrong police department, she hangs up, but not before telling the 911 dispatcher to “go fuck yourself then.”Subsequent recordings are calls Terrone, who refers to herself by her maiden name Magoveny, placed to the East Haven Police Department. In a call that lasted more than six minutes (above), Corinne Magoveny-Terrone tells that dispatcher that she was walking down the center aisle at a grocery store, and when she got the registers, she said, “Oh, Jesus Christ” to her kids. She said a black man in a “scooter” asked if she was talking to him and called her a bitch.“He called me a bitch so I called him a ni***r.” She said the man got up and threatened her and that there was “spitting back and forth.” She repeated that she called the man a “ni***r because he called me a bitch.”She then proceeded to demand the 911 dispatcher to send an East Haven police officer to her house so that she could press charges.The woman also said that the man was with two “fat black bitches which I won’t call ni***rs because they weren’t behaving like n***rs.” She continued: “That place is full of cockroaches and now I have to deal with being called a bitch by a ni***r in front of my kids? I don’t think so.”Terrone said she left her coat in the ShopRite parking lot because it had the man’s “dirty disgusting AIDS-infected ni***r spit on it.”When the dispatcher tells her a police officer cannot be sent to her house because she doesn’t live in the police department’s jurisdiction, she snaps back: “Of course, you can’t … Then tell me what’s going to be done to arrest the ni***r who assaulted me verbally?”“I want a fucking cop doing something now. I don’t want any excuses,” she shouts at the dispatcher, who tells her that she’s free to come to the police station to file a report since the store in East Haven’s jurisdiction. But apparently, that’s not good enough for her.“Are you fucking kidding me? You think I know that ni***r’s name?” she says. “You think I know that ni***r’s name? That’s all he is to me. A fucking ni***r because he called me a bitch.”After Terrone mocks, insults and demeans the 911 dispatcher, she finally agrees to meet with an East Haven police officer in the ShopRite parking lot, but demands that the officer be white.“Is it someone who’s not going to be racially biased?” she says. “Is it going to be a white person because I am not dealing with a sp*c or a ni***r because I am way beyond that point.”The dispatcher then asks Terrone what kind of car she drives, and she says it’s none of his business. He says they need that information so that the officer can locate her.She says she’s going into the ShopRite, but the 911 dispatcher tells her not do that. “Oh, but I am,” she says. He replies, “Oh, but you’re not.” In another call to East Haven police (above), Terrone tells a dispatcher that the person who answered the phone previously was “completely unhelpful and useless.” The woman calls back a third time, her fourth 911 call in all (listen above), asks who she’s speaking with, and then says “I was just verbally assaulted at ShopRite in East Haven.” She then goes on to explain what happened in the store and says “I’m not gonna sugar coat what I said.”Thousands of people shared videos on Facebook that showed the incident, which happened the night of Friday, March 15th.White Woman Screams N-Word at Black People and Spits at Them in ShopRiteIn one video (above), posted by Facebook user Tatiana Winn (which has since been deleted or set to private), Terrone can be heard yelling the n-word four times in less than one minute.It isn’t clear how the encounter began, but the short clip starts out with Terrone shouting “Don’t you dare talk to me like that in front of my children motherf**ker!” She then utters a few inaudible words, but you clearly hear her saying the n-word not just once, but TWICE in the same sentence.The man Terrone is yelling at is seen rushing towards her in anger, and the people he’s with try to calm him down, saying “Don’t do it.” But Terrone yells “Put your hands on me, come on!” before pulling out her phone and pointing it in his face like she’s recording him. The man then quickly knocks the phone from Terrone’s hand and another man gets in between them.As the first man walks away, Terrone runs after him screaming “Oh you motherf**ker!” as the man yells back to her “I’m a ni***r right?” She responds, “That’s right, you’re a ni***r in East Haven!”When a person who appears to be a store employee comes forward, Terrone yells “F”**k you ni***r!” and then spits at the man she’s been calling the n-word. When he spits back at her, she turns around yelling “You motherf***er!” and then spits AGAIN in the direction of him and another woman holding him back.Here’s another video showing the incident from a closer view:After the videos went viral, Terrone was forced to resign from her job as a clerical worker at the Hamden School District’s central offices.“While it appears as though this happened after work hours on Friday evening, the Human Resource Director contacted the employee and arranged an investigatory meeting with her,” the district said in a statement released Saturday (Mar. 16). “Shortly after final arrangements were made for the investigatory meeting, the employee rendered her resignation effective immediately.”The statement continued: “The language the employee used in the video is in conflict with the values of the Hamden Public School System. Someone who will use that sort of language in any setting, whether public or private, is not someone we want anywhere near our children. The employee is separated from service, and we hope that her children will receive the support they need after witnessing such a traumatic event.”The district’s statement also noted that a DCF report was filed because the woman’s children were present.It was also reported the following Monday night (Mar. 18) that Terrone had been “taken by New Haven police for an involuntary mental evaluation.”Police said they contacted the people involved in the incident but “received no response.” They said a reporter indicated the victims of Corrine’s racist rant refused to “come forward for whatever personal reasons they may have.”East Haven Police Lieutenant Joseph Murgo called the incident “senseless and hate-filled” and said the police have reached out to “everyone involved (to get to) the bottom of this senseless hate filled incident that needs to be investigated further. At the current time, we have still not received any communication from the victim or anyone involved.”Read the East Haven Police incident report below: by on Scribdvia: is a post from:
March 22, 2019
Taquesta Graham, the mother of a young California girl whose body was found stuffed in a duffel bag, has officially been charged with her daughter’s murder. reports that 28-year-old Taquesta Graham made her first court appearance Wednesday (Mar. 20), but the arraignment was postponed until April 16th.Graham and her boyfriend, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt, are accused of killing Graham’s 9-year-old daughter, , earlier this month.RELATED: Graham has been in the custody of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department since March 8th, but was just Monday (Mar. 18) on suspicion of murder.RELATED: Both Graham and Hunt were initially detained at a border crossing in Texas, and Graham was arrested on suspicion of an unrelated warrant.Hunt, who was also in Trinity’s killing, was released and drove back to California. He was arrested the next day in a parking lot near the San Diego International Airport. Both of them are being held on a $2 million bond.RELATED: Trinity Love Jones was found dead on March 5th. Her body had been stuffed in a duffel bag, which was placed near an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights, a suburban area of Los Angeles.Detectives believe Trinity’s body was placed there on the afternoon of March 1st, the day sit appears she was killed.Trinity’s death has been ruled a homicide by the county’s coroner’s office, but authorities haven’t revealed a cause of death, though investigators did say they found no obvious signs of trauma on her body.Graham, Hunt and Jones were believed to have been homeless and staying in their car or a motel shortly before the girl was murdered.“Graham, Hunt and victim Trinity Jones moved from a family member’s home in Long Beach in May of 2018,” said Deputy Michelle Sanchez of the L.A. County Sheriff’s Dept. Information Bureau. “During the past ten months, the extended family had only seen or heard from the couple and Trinity on a few occasions.”Taquesta Graham and her boyfriend Emiel Hunt both have criminal backgrounds.Hunt was convicted of child abuse in 2005 and pent at least 10 years in prison, and Graham is a who was convicted of enticing a minor female for prostitution in 2009.RELATED: If convicted of Trinity’s murder, Graham could face up to 26 years to life in prison, while Hunt could be sentenced to up to 55 years to life in prison. is a post from:
March 22, 2019
“Love & Hip Hop” star Erica Dixon’s ex-boyfriend Clifford Dixon was shot and killed in Atlanta early this morning while out celebrating his birthday.Police said Dixon, who is also a close friend and “adopted brother” of NBA superstar Kevin Durant, had just arrived at SL Lounge to celebrate his 32nd birthday when a lone gunman opened fire in the parking lot in front of the club around 1 a.m. Thursday (Mar. 21).Dixon was rushed to Grady Memorial Hospital where he died of his injuries.An incident report (obtained by ) stated that an officer witnessed the gunman flee the scene as others gave him chase, but they lost him. The crime scene.It isn’t clear how many times Cliff was shot or where he was hit. Cops are investigating the death as a homicide, but it’s not clear whether Dixon was targeted.Cliff’s friends took to social media today to offer condolences.Rapper Dave East wrote on Instagram: “We been cool since like 16-17 years old U was just in my session in Atlanta listening to my album this shit super wacc!!!! Rest in heavenly peace bro u ain’t deserve whatever happen to u” A post shared by (@daveeast) on Mar 21, 2019 at 3:29am PDTRapper Fabolous wrote on IG: “You was a good dude. Never saw 1 characteristic of you not being a stand up dude… & Never heard anyone speak bad of you so it’s crazy to me how your life would be cut short like this. We gonna Miss You dog…” A post shared by (@myfabolouslife) on Mar 21, 2019 at 10:43am PDTErica Mena and Cliff Dixon dated for nearly a year, but their relationship had its rocky moments, including an October 2018 incident in which they were both arrested after getting into a big fight. Erica eventually moved on and ended up getting engaged to fellow LHH star Safaree a few months later. Cliff (L) with Kevin Durant, Fabolous and Ne-Yo at KD’s 25th birthday party in 2013.Cliff, a former college basketball player who also played overseas, was also good friends with Kevin Durant and part of the NBA star’s inner circle. According to , when Dixon was a teenager, Durant’s mother, Wanda Pratt, allowed him to move into the family’s home.Erica shared a message about Dixon’s death on her IG stories, writing: “We all deal with so much. You dealt with a lot. I’m so sorry this happened, you didn’t deserve this. Rest in forever peace. Watch over your blood sisters, brothers, nieces, nephews and your mommy. I know they are so broken right now.”She added: “Please love me while I’m still here. Nothing is [promised]. Appreciate life.” is a post from:
March 21, 2019
Tommie Lee added the hundredth mugshot to her collection (not really, but she’s damn close!) after she was arrested for showing up to court EXTREMELY drunk.The former Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star appeared in court last Thursday (Mar. 14) in Cobb County, GA to answer to charges related to her child abuse criminal case.Tommie (real name: Atasha Jefferson) was reportedly so drunk that the judge ordered her to undergo drug and alcohol testing right then and there.Her BAC was 0.16, TWICE the legal limit, and she was arrested on the spot for violating her probation. She’s currently being held in a Cobb County jail without bail.Earlier this month, TMZ reported that Tommie tried to get a judge to approve her request to move to California to work while she was out on bond, but her request was shot down due to her lengthy criminal history.She’s currently facing multiple charges of child abuse stemming from her October 2018 arrest when she jumped on her daughter at school.According to prosecutors, Tommie disrupted her daughter’s class before slapping her, dragging her out of the room by her hair and slamming her into a locker. She was indicted earlier this year and faces up to 54 years in jail if convicted on all seven charges.via: is a post from:
March 21, 2019
One of the cornerstones of modern ratchet reality TV, Mona Scott-Young’s ground-breaking Love & Hip Hop Atlanta, is back for an eighth season.While the show has had moments that will live on in infamy, the last few seasons have been weak as the core cast has either moved on or been kicked off from the show.Watch the trailer for Love & Hip Hop Atlanta Season 8 below:In the super trailer for season 8, we get a glimpse of the many plotlines Mona and VH1 are threading for viewers this season. They center on the following:Rasheeda finally accepts Kirk’s love child, Kannon, into the fold.When Kirk stepped out on Rasheeda and embarrassed the MESS out of her, almost everyone felt her pain.When Rasheeda decided to stick it out with Kirk despite his creeping with Jasmine and impregnating her behind his back, most of us checked out.For those that still care, Rasheeda and Kirk are still going strong and apparently things have gotten good enough that Rasheeda is letting Jasmine’s baby boy teeter-totter around her house.Spice unveils her bleaching stunt.For those who follow Spice (or The Shade Room) on social media, you saw when the Jamaican star popped up on social media with light skin, blonde hair and blue eyes.At first glance, most people thought she’d bleached her skin for real but apparently, Spice just wanted to make a point for her music video “Black Hypocrisy.”I’m not sure why VH1 is holding the reveal as if we haven’t seen it but I guess they have to create suspense however they can.Scrapp pops up with Moniece.For those who’ve been watching LHHATL for a while now, you’ll recall Scrapp DeLeon from a few seasons back. He’s the reason why Tommie, his then-girlfriend, is (or, now was) an LHHATL cast member in the first place.Scrapp’s been away from the show for a few seasons because he’s , but apparently, he’s been transferred to a lower-security group home, which means he gets to return to filming.He also gets to return to fuckboy shit because he apparently found time to start humpin’ around with LHHH cast member Moniece Slaughter. I swear Mona pays some of these folks a transfer fee to crossover across the various cities in the franchise.Momma Dee continues to be the crazy old lady on the show.Since day one, Momma Dee has worn the crown as the wild, out-of-control 50+ woman on the show, and after an impressive run with some other contenders, Deb Antney for starters, Momma Dee is still P.O.P. holdin’ it down.But this season, she’s decided to pull a Lyrica Garrett and get into scraps with her son’s mother-in-law on television for ratings. It’s fake, it’s contrived, but it’s good ghetto fun.Mimi Faust is mad as hell about her baby meeting Faith before her.While many stars on LHHATL have come and gone, Mimi Faust isn’t one of them.She started out in a love triangle with Stevie J and Joseline and then she decided to go full lesbo and date butch women for a few years. For some reason though, Stevie J remains a main fixture in her storyline.This season, Stevie brings his new wife, recording star and Notorious BIG’s ex-wife, Faith Evans, into the mix. And Mimi apparently feels some kind of way about Stevie introducing Faith to their daughter without her being present. Mimi then angrily confronts Stevie about it.If that’s the best Mimi can do for attention, she should really look into investing more time into running her maid business, cause this ain’t it. is a post from:
March 20, 2019
While there’s been a decent amount of time that’s passed since the explosive season 9 reunion on Real Housewives of Atlanta where the whole drama between Kandi and Porsha Williams imploded with Phaedra Park as the instigator of it all, the bad blood between Kandi and Phaedra remains strong.Phaedra is in good standing with a few of her former RHOA castmates at the moment. Namely, RHOA HBIC NeNe Leakes has cozied up to Phae-Phae as she extended an invite to the Georgia peach for Andy Cohen’s baby shower in January: A post shared by (@phaedraparks) on Jan 26, 2019 at 5:59pm PSTAnd then Phaedra was spotted out having lunch with several of the RHOA gals, including current castmates NeNe, Cynthia, Marlo and Eva. (Perhaps they were filming for an episode of the show?) A post shared by (@phaedraparks) on Jan 27, 2019 at 6:07pm PSTAnd heck, even Porsha and Phaedra seem friendly as Phaedra took it upon herself to lavish her co-conspirator with heart emojis underneath a pregnancy photo of Pretty Porsha.But Kandi is NOT over Phaedra’s betrayal, and that was made abundantly clear when she sat down with Bravo’s Andy Cohen for the Watch What Happens Live after-show.A fan called in and asked Kandi if Phaedra was invited to her series of sex dungeon shows, and Kandi’s response to the question was a shady, “To who?”Watch Kandi shade Phaedra on WWHL below:OUCH! If anyone was holding out hope for Kandi and Phaedra to just get over their beef, it looks like you’re gonna have to keep on hoping, cause Kandi’s still mad. is a post from:
March 20, 2019
Wendy Williams revealed on her show Tuesday (Mar. 19) that she is currently living in a sober facility to deal with her addiction issues.Through tears, the 54-year-old said to her studio audience Tuesday morning: “You know me for being a very open and honest person. You know Kevin and I have the Hunter Foundation for the good of the people and we recently launched our 888-HUNTER number for people who are in the struggle of addiction. Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house.”She continued: “When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show, I do Pilates … You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment. I don’t know how. God was just sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story.”Williams didn’t say what she was specifically seeking treatment for, whether it be drugs or alcohol, or both, but she did offer her fans a glimpse into her routine.“After I go to the Pilates I go to several meetings all around town in the tri-state area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she said. “They don’t know I’m Wendy. They don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs, there’s no nothing. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride.”She added that her husband, Kevin Hunter, and son, Kevin Jr., were the only people who knew she was seeking treatment. “Only Kevin and Kevin know about this. And that is my truth,” she said.“Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family,” Williams confessed. “We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth.”Williams just returned to her daytime talk show two weeks ago after taking leave back in January for health reasons. She attributed the two-month hiatus to a fractured shoulder and her battle with Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.Wendy, who made a name for herself on radio paving the way for TV stardom when The Wendy Williams Show premiered in 2008, has always been open about her past issues with drug abuse.“I was a functioning addict,” she in July 2018. “I report to work on time, and I’d walk in and all my co-workers, including my bosses, would know but since I would have my headphones on and walk in the studio and [they] wouldn’t fire me because I was making ratings.”She added: “A functioning addict has several alarm clocks, you’re organized. It’s a miracle I was able to stop.” is a post from:
March 19, 2019
A West Virginia jury recently awarded a woman nearly $17 million after she was injured at Walmart while workers chased after a shoplifter.The jury’s verdict was issued in Wood County, West Virginia on Monday, March 4th, 2019.53-year-old Dine Ankrom was shopping with her granddaughter at a Walmart store in W.V. when all of a sudden she and the child were knocked to the ground when a shoplifter ran into her shopping cart.Ankrom’s lawyer said when fell to the ground, the cart landed on top of her. As a result, the woman suffered internal injuries that required surgeries, her lawyer said.While a spokesman for Walmart said they were sympathetic to Ankrom’s injuries, they believe the shoplifter should be held responsible, not them.The company said they were evaluating post-trial options, including possibly an out-of-court settlement.For what it’s worth, the jury found Walmart 30 percent responsible and the shoplifter 70 percent responsible, but it wasn’t clear how the money would be split.Regardless … $17 million is a LOT of money, injured or not.We’re sure lots of people would love to get hurt at Walmart if they knew they could get $17 million for it.via: is a post from:
March 19, 2019
Beyoncé is reportedly hard at work on her next solo album, known amongst the BeyHive as “B7.”According to the UK’s Sun, Beyoncé has already started recording for her seventh solo project, the follow-up to 2016’s groundbreaking visual album Lemonade.After exploring themes such as infidelity and redemption in Lemonade, and then following that up with Everything is Love, her collaboration album with rapper husband Jay-Z, Queen B is reportedly returning back to her female empowerment roots.The Sun :While her last album gave an insight to the state of her marriage, this offering will be about sisterhood and empowering women in light of the #MeToo movement.A source revealed: “Beyonce is on a break right now, but she has secretly been working on an album and has completed three songs which are all about women supporting women and lifting each other up. They are fierce dancefloor fillers, which her fans will love.”The newspaper also reports that the album could arrive as early as this summer, which would be around the time “The Lion King” hits theaters. Beyoncé is set to play Nala in the live-action remake of the classic Disney film, which will be released on July 19th.The Sun also mentioned that Beyoncé is gearing up for another solo tour, but she likely won’t be able to do that until Summer 2020.Of course, these reports shouldn’t be taken as fact because no one really knows when Beyoncé is going to release new music until Beyoncé tells us she’s releasing new music.Still, it’s good to know the queen could possibly be working on her next solo project as we speak.h/t: is a post from:
March 18, 2019
A Connecticut woman who was caught on video hurling racial slurs at a black couple and spitting at them has reportedly lost her job after the footage went viral on social media.The video shows a white woman—who has since been identified as Corinne Terrone, a now former Hamden Public Schools employee—using the N-word several times during an altercation with a black couple in an East Haven, CT ShopRite supermarket.It’s unclear how the encounter began, but the short clip starts out with Terrone shouting “Don’t you dare talk to me like that in front of my children motherf**ker!” She then utters a few inaudible words, but you clearly hear her saying the n-word not just once, but TWICE in the same sentence.WATCH HERE:The man Terrone is yelling at can be seen rushing towards her in anger, as the people he’s with try to calm him down, saying “Don’t do it.” But Terrone yells “Put your hands on me, come on!” before pulling out her phone and pointing it in his face as if to record him. The man then quickly knocks the phone from Terrone’s hand and another man gets in between them.As the first man walks away, Terrone runs after him screaming “Oh you motherf**ker!” as the man yells back to her “I’m a n****r right?” She responds, “That’s right, you’re a n****r in East Haven!”Mind you … the woman does all of this in plain view of her two young children.When a person who appears to be a store employee comes forward, Terrone yells “F**k you n****r!” and then spits at the man she’s been calling the n-word. When he spits back at her, she turns around yelling “You motherf***er!” and then spits AGAIN in the direction of him and another woman holding him back.Terrone says the n-word four times in the less than one minute clip, which was uploaded Friday night (Mar. 15) and has been viewed nearly 400,000 times with nearly 10K shares and 3K comments. “Share Tf outta this… racist ass bitch at east haven ShopRite,” the video’s uploader, Tatiana Winn, wrote in the caption.Here’s another angle where you can hear and see things a bit more clearly:It didn’t take long for Corinne Terrone’s employers to respond to the footage either. By Saturday morning, Hamden Schools Superintendent Jody Goeler identified Terrone as the woman in the video and a statement from the said that she had resigned from her position.She was a clerical worker at the school district’s central offices and did not work directly with children.“We have become aware of video footage that appears to show an employee in our district engaged in abhorrent conduct. Specifically, the video appears to show the employee repeatedly calling an African-American man the N-word in a supermarket in East Haven,” the statement read.“While it appears as though this happened after work hours on Friday evening, the Human Resource Director contacted the employee and arranged an investigatory meeting with her. Shortly after final arrangements were made for the investigatory meeting, the employee rendered her resignation effective immediately.”The statement continued: “The language the employee used in the video is in conflict with the values of the Hamden Public School System. Someone who will use that sort of language in any setting, whether public or private, is not someone we want anywhere near our children. The employee is separated from service, and we hope that her children will receive the support they need after witnessing such a traumatic event.”The statement from the district also noted that a DCF report was filed because the woman’s children were present.Hamden Mayor Curt B. Leng applauded the school district for moving so swiftly after being alerted about the video.“I’m really proud of our superintendent and the Board of Education,” Leng said in a statement Saturday. “They took this matter with the utmost level of seriousness. They took immediate action this morning.”Mayor Leng added: “I think the action — the decisive action that was taken — very clearly shows that this type of repulsive behavior is not acceptable here and it won’t be tolerated.”According to the , Terrone’s next-door neighbor, who is black, was shocked to hear about the incident and said that his grandchildren play with her kids.“She’s always been the sweetest woman in the world,” the man said, adding that she was an “excellent” neighbor but was in “a bad situation.”East Haven Police Lieutenant Joseph Murgo said in a statement that the department was “aware of this disturbing video and the hate speech contained in it,” but no complaint has been filed yet.“We are in touch with ShopRite and are looking to get a better understanding of what took place (Friday) night,” the statement said.Lt. Murgo asked that anyone with any information to come forward and also suggested that the victims reach out to police.Murgo said that Terrone could face a number of possible charges, the minimum being breach of peace, and he also noted that spitting is considered a form of assault. is a post from:
March 17, 2019
Former Disney star Kyle Massey has been hit with a $1.5 million lawsuit from a 13-year-old girl who claims he sent her sexually explicit photos and video that allegedly included shots of his erect penis. that the girl claims in the lawsuit that she and her mom met Massey star at Universal City back in 2009 when she was four years old.The girl says the former That’s So Raven star kept in contact with her and touted himself as a father figure. The girl said she was interested in pursuing a career in the entertainment industry and hoped that Kyle would help her achieve her dreams.She said Massey reached out to her mother last December, and invited her to fly out to Los Angeles where he would look after her and help her get an agent. She said Massey told her she could stay at his house with him and his girlfriend.Days later, the girl and her mom claim that Massey started sending “numerous sexually explicit text messages, images and videos” including a “Snapchat image of Massey holding his penis with a corresponding text message that reads ‘LOL/Just me messing with u LOL.”The girl also said the 27-year-old actor sent her a video of his erect penis.According to , Massey is being sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress and three counts of negligence per se, including harmful matter sent with intent of section of a minor and attempt to commit a lewd act with a minor.While the actor has not responded to requests for comment, his mother has responded to reports of the lawsuit, which hasn’t been filed yet, via Instagram.“KYLE MASSEY IS THE VICTIM!” she wrote. “Where is the justice for MEN?!” She added: “Women get to say and do what they want and file lawsuits under JANE DOE!” A post shared by (@boyoboyfamily) on Mar 16, 2019 at 7:01am PDTKyle Massey was first featured in That’s So Raven in 2003 when he started his run as Cory. He later starred in the Raven spinoff, Cory in the House, which ran for two seasons. is a post from:
March 16, 2019
Paris Jackson was rushed to the hospital on Saturday (Mar. 16) after she attempted suicide … and sources say that had something to do with the drama surrounding the “Leaving Neverland” documentary.According to , police and EMS were sent to Jackson’s home in Los Angeles around 7:30 after she reportedly slit her wrists. She was taken to a hospital where she was placed on a 5150 hold and is currently in stable condition. She’s reportedly being closely monitored by a team of medical professionals.Sources close to the 20-year-old say that she attempted suicide in response to the allegations made against her father in “Leaving Neverland,” the documentary that aired on HBO earlier this month in which Wade Robson and James Safechuck detail allegations that MJ molested them as young boys.Even though she hasn’t seen the documentary yet, Paris has been speaking out in defense of her father on social media and maintaining his innocence.TMZ reported that the Jackson kids have “been in turmoil over the renewed allegations.”Paris, in particular, has had a hard time dealing with her father’s death, and she also attempted suicide in 2013, four years after MJ died.Paris Jackson is Michael Jackson’s second-born child and only daughter. His only other children are Michael J. Jackson Jr. and Prince Michael “Blanket” Jackson II. is a post from:
March 16, 2019
Chicago rapper Lil Mister was shot and killed Friday night (Mar. 14) in the city’s South Side Englewood neighborhood. that a 24-year-old man was shot in the head around 7:15 p.m. in the 7400 block of South Harvard Avenue.He was pronounced dead after being taken to the University of Chicago Medical Center, police said.Chicago Sun-Times hasn’t released the name of the 24-year-old man who was fatally shot, but suggest that the shooting victim was Lil Mister, who was the cousin of fellow Chi-Town rapper Lil Durk.Detectives have launched an investigation into the shooting death, but no suspects have been arrested. is a post from:
March 15, 2019
A former girlfriend of R. Kelly’s is speaking out about the abuse she suffered at the hands of the singer during their 9-year relationship.If you watched Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly docu-series, the name Dominique Gardner should sound familiar. The final two parts of the six-part series showed footage of Dominique during her relationship with Kelly, following her mother as she rescued her from a Los Angeles-area hotel where she was allegedly being held against her will.Speaking with the documentary’s producers, Gardner described much of what R. Kelly imposed on his alleged victims, including a set of rules that he expected the women to follow, like wearing baggy clothes (so that other men couldn’t admire their bodies), calling him “daddy” and asking for permission to eat or use the bathroom.In a new interview with , Gardner goes further into detail about her nine years of hell with the singer who is now facing 10 counts of aggravated sexual abuse.“I couldn’t even have a drink without his permission,” Gardner said. “I’m a grown-ass woman, and I’ve gotta ask you if I want a drink? Everything you do, you have to ask him. That’s not living, that’s not normal. I’ve got to ask to use the f**king bathroom? Are you serious? I’m about to pee on myself if I can’t get in contact with you. What the f**k is this?”Dominique said that she was the “tomboy” of the group of girls living with Kelly. Before being rescued by her mother, she stayed with Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary, who are both still with the singer.Gardner said that she was the most rebellious of the bunch and would often disobey Kelly’s rules, which would result in her having to face the “consequences,” including being spanked, slapped, beat and sometimes being hit with an extension cord. “It’s like a parent when your children go against your word,” she explained.In one incident, after she threw a carrot at Kelly, Gardner said the singer “grabbed me and he pulled my hair out, and I had, like, patches torn from my hair.”Despite going through all of that, Gardner said she doesn’t regret being with Kelly.“I loved him to death, you know what I’m saying? But he needs help. Who doesn’t need help?” she said, adding that she wouldn’t use the words “brainwashed” and “cult” to describe the control he had over her and the other women.“I am not just about to spread lies about him,” she said. “I wouldn’t even say ‘mind games.’ It was just the fact that he tried to break me. I couldn’t be broken. He wanted that control over me, and I wouldn’t give him that power. So, he figured, like, If I don’t give her food, she’ll come around. Nope. I’d rather die than come around and give you my soul.”Dominique said she has a permanent reminder of her time with Kelly—a pair of tattoos she has of his face on her leg and rib cage.She also said she doesn’t believe Kelly deserves to go to jail in his criminal case and should instead be placed on house arrest and receive counseling.“I feel like he should be on house arrest in a studio, because, like I said, his music makes him get through the situations, what he’s going through. Jail time, no. He needs to have a twenty-four-hour therapist at his house,” she said.Addressing Kelly directly, Gardner said he needs to be honest about his behavior. “You can stop the cycle,” she said. “Just be honest. People don’t want you in jail.” is a post from:
March 15, 2019
Soulja Boy has been arrested for violating his probation after ammunition was found at his house.According to , the rapper paid a visit to his probation officer Friday morning (Mar. 15) and when he got there, he was immediately handcuffed and hauled off to jail.Soulja is currently on probation from an 8 years old offense when he was convicted of a weapons violation.In 2016, while he was on probation, police went to his house after the rapper made threatening comments online. After searching his home, , and the rapper was arrested.A judge extended Soulja’s probation at the time and made it clear to him that he was not to possess any weapons.But last month, when police executed a search warrant at the “Crank That” rapper’s Agoura Hills, California home after a woman in his garage (which he denied), they found ammunition, another probation violation.This morning, cops waited for Soulja to show up to see his probation officer and arrested him as soon as he arrived. He’s currently in a Van Nuys jail and will appear before a judge sometime today.Soulja Boy is scheduled to perform during halftime at the Clippers vs. Bulls game at Staples Center tonight, but it’s unclear if he’ll be able to make it. is a post from:
March 15, 2019
The family of Trinity Love Jones—the 9-year-old girl whose in the Los Angeles area—says that her mother, Taquesta Graham, a registered sex offender, has been detained along with her live-in boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, over the child’s murder.As we reported yesterday, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt was in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that they have charged him with the 9-year-old girl’s murder.RELATED: Hunt was arrested Saturday after he was found sleeping in a vehicle parked near the San Diego Int’l Airport. His bail was set at $2 million. He appeared briefly in court Tuesday morning, but did not enter a plea. His arraignment was postponed until April 16th.Court records show that both Emiel Hunt AND Taquesta Graham have pretty serious criminal histories.According to police, Hunt was convicted of child abuse in 2005 in San Diego County and spent more than a decade in prison.As for Graham, Trinity’s mother, public records show that she is a registered sex offender.According to the Megan’s Law Website, Graham was convicted in 2009 of enticing a minor female for prostitution.As a person of interest in her daughter’s case, Graham also being held on a $2 million bond, according to family members. It isn’t clear if she’s been arrested as the word they used was “detained.”Graham is not listed in the jail database and she did not appear in court. (FYI: While police can’t legally hold a person for more than 24 hours without charging them, someone accused of a serious crime such as murder can be held for up to 96 hours.)Police have confirmed that Emiel Hunt is one of the two persons of interest being held, however, they haven’t yet confirmed that Taquesta Graham is the second person … but the girl’s family members say that Graham is definitely being detained for questioning.Emiel Hunt is accused of killing Trinity Love Jones on or around March 1st, four days before her body was discovered by county workers along an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights.Trinity’s death has been ruled a homicide by the county coroner’s office, however, authorities still haven’t revealed exactly how she died, though investigators did say that they found no obvious signs of trauma on her body.It isn’t clear whether the girl was ever reported missing, but an extended family member said on Facebook that Trinity was “not reported missing because her mother kept her away from us. Every time we asked about her she would say she was okay. She enrolled her in home school so she basically was with the mother and boyfriend the whole time…we all reached out, we called dcfs. nobody would listen.”KTLA reported that Trinity’s family members want answers as to why the girl was allowed to be in the custody of her mother, who is a sex offender, and the mother’s boyfriend, a convicted child abuser.If convicted on the murder charge, Emiel Hunt faces a possible maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.Trinity’s father, Antonio Jones, said he was devastated to find out his daughter was the victim in the suitcase.“Words can’t explain what I’m feeling right now,” Jones told over the weekend. “I just want answers. I just want justice.”With Graham and Hunt behind bars, Jones’ family is searching for answers.“It’s more than just the mother and the boyfriend. We have to get to the bottom of it,” one family member told KTLA. “We need justice. We need to figure it out. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this to no one. Everybody deserves an answer.” is a post from:
March 14, 2019
The family of Trinity Love Jones—the 9-year-old girl whose in the Los Angeles area—says that her mother, Taquesta Graham, a registered sex offender, has been detained along with her live-in boyfriend, Emiel Hunt, over the child’s murder.As we reported yesterday, 38-year-old Emiel Hunt was in connection with the death of Trinity Love Jones, and the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced that they have charged him with the 9-year-old girl’s murder.RELATED: Hunt was arrested Saturday after he was found sleeping in a vehicle parked near the San Diego Int’l Airport. His bail was set at $2 million. He appeared briefly in court Tuesday morning, but did not enter a plea. His arraignment was postponed until April 16th.Court records show that both Emiel Hunt AND Taquesta Graham have pretty serious criminal histories.According to police, Hunt was convicted of child abuse in 2005 in San Diego County and spent more than a decade in prison.As for Graham, Trinity’s mother, public records show that she is a registered sex offender.According to the Megan’s Law Website, Graham was convicted in 2009 of enticing a minor female for prostitution.As a person of interest in her daughter’s case, Graham also being held on a $2 million bond, according to family members. It isn’t clear if she’s been arrested as the word they used was “detained.”Graham is not listed in the jail database and she did not appear in court. (FYI: While police can’t legally hold a person for more than 24 hours without charging them, someone accused of a serious crime such as murder can be held for up to 96 hours.)Police have confirmed that Emiel Hunt is one of the two persons of interest being held, however, they haven’t yet confirmed that Taquesta Graham is the second person … but the girl’s family members say that Graham is definitely being detained for questioning.Emiel Hunt is accused of killing Trinity Love Jones on or around March 1st, four days before her body was discovered by county workers along an equestrian trail in Hacienda Heights.Trinity’s death has been ruled a homicide by the county coroner’s office, however, authorities still haven’t revealed exactly how she died, though investigators did say that they found no obvious signs of trauma on her body.It isn’t clear whether the girl was ever reported missing, but an extended family member said on Facebook that Trinity was “not reported missing because her mother kept her away from us. Every time we asked about her she would say she was okay. She enrolled her in home school so she basically was with the mother and boyfriend the whole time…we all reached out, we called dcfs. nobody would listen.”KTLA reported that Trinity’s family members want answers as to why the girl was allowed to be in the custody of her mother, who is a sex offender, and the mother’s boyfriend, a convicted child abuser.If convicted on the murder charge, Emiel Hunt faces a possible maximum sentence of 50 years to life in prison.Trinity’s father, Antonio Jones, said he was devastated to find out his daughter was the victim in the suitcase.“Words can’t explain what I’m feeling right now,” Jones told over the weekend. “I just want answers. I just want justice.”With Graham and Hunt behind bars, Jones’ family is searching for answers.“It’s more than just the mother and the boyfriend. We have to get to the bottom of it,” one family member told KTLA. “We need justice. We need to figure it out. It wasn’t supposed to happen like this to no one. Everybody deserves an answer.” is a post from:
March 13, 2019
YBN Almighty Jay is on a long road to recovery after being violently attacked in New York City. that the rapper has been released from the hospital and is now at home recuperating after the assault, which was captured on video.YBN was hospitalized over the weekend for injuries he sustained after getting into two separate incidents with apparently the same group of people.According to reports, the first brawl happened outside of a Saks Fifth Ave. in Manhattan. A post shared by (@hollywoodunlocked) on Mar 9, 2019 at 9:42am PSTJay was reportedly shopping with friends when another up-and-coming rapper Lil Tjay, walked into the store with his crew. Witnesses said both sides exchanged words and then things quickly turned physical.The fight eventually spilled out into the street, and later, when Jay was separated from his boys, he was jumped by members of the opposing crew in the lobby of a residential building in Manhattan.YBN Almighty Jay Gets Robbed, Jumped and Stomped Out in New YorkJay tried to run, but was eventually caught by his attackers, and you can clearly see in the video footage someone kicking him in the head and someone else kicking him in the back.He ended up with serious head and face wounds after being stabbed several times with a blade and hit over the head with a Hennessy bottle, according to TMZ.YBN’s face was reportedly sliced up so bad that doctors had to use more than 300 stitches to close the wound.According to , the wound was so deep that the doctors had to use something called two layer suturing, which involves stitching the wound internally before suturing at the surface.Jay’s people said scarring should be very minimal because the surgery was done by a special plastic surgeon who is familiar with Black skin, MTO News reported.Police said they responded to a call about a fight in the lobby of a hotel around 12:30 a.m. Saturday, and when they arrived on the scene, Jay was bleeding from the face. The rapper was then rushed to the hospital and treated for his injuries.Jay initially reported the incident to police, but became uncooperative when they tried to interview him. A large number of eyewitnesses also refused to talk to police.YBN Almighty Jay’s alleged attackers proudly show off the chain they stole from him in a new music video from rapper Zae Numbafive, who was a part of the crew who attacked Almighty Jay and the man J. Prince is accusing of carrying out the robbery.The video was released right after J. Prince called on his “mob ties” (via Instagram) to enact revenge on “Zae and His Crew.”“Mob Ties Call To My Real Street N***as Around The World But Especially On The East Coast In The Bronx,” Prince wrote. “There’s A Clown By The Name Of Zae And His Crew Who Want To Become Famous By Bragging About Robbing Rap Industry N***as. They Recently Bragged About Robbing The Artist YBN Almighty Jay Whom I’m Invested In. They’ve Robbed Him Of His Money And Jewelry Including A Rap-A-Lot Piece. So Therefore They Have Robbed A Piece Of Me.”He added: “To Ignore This Is A Recipe For Disaster. Other Than That It’s These Clowns Vs The Realest N***as In Every Hood Around The World And That’s The Meaning Of Mob Ties. ”Prince went on to tag a number of Bronx artists such as Cardi B, Remy Ma, Fat Joe, Swizz Beatz, Cory Gunz, A Boogie wit da Hoodie, and others. A post shared by (@jprincerespect) on Mar 11, 2019 at 5:35pm PDTHocus Pocus, one of the rappers tagged in J. Prince’s post, is the only person who has publicly responded to the post so far.“First I wanna start by saying I respect everything you did for the culture and I respect you as a god father of hiphop and of the streets @jprincerespect … Your name has always been A1 in these streets… and I tilt my hat to you for that,” Hocus wrote on Instagram, “but Since you said to ignore this is a recipe for disaster and I was tagged in your post I have to tell you that I’m SEX MONEY MURDER my n***a and we don’t give it up like this.”Hocus continued on, saying: ” I don’t do this internet sh*t… IDK who told you to tag me but I’m a street n***a for real! Had you hit me up personally through DM or by other means privately I would have made some calls to see what I could do because I respect u as a real OG but you went to social media and even said the person name who allegedly robbed him… I don’t want my name publicly attached to a public robbery..” A post shared by (@hocus45th) on Mar 11, 2019 at 10:24pm PDT is a post from:
March 13, 2019
The stunt Jussie Smollett (allegedly) pulled may cost him not only his own job but also jobs for the entire Empire cast and crew.According to , Fox has yet to renew “Empire” for a sixth season, which has left actors and crew members wondering whether the show is facing cancellation.Production sources have reportedly said that “anxiety is high” over the delay because several other Fox shows have already been told whether they will be renewed or canceled.TMZ reports:We’re told people who’ve been working on the show for years are griping they should’ve heard the news one way or another by now, and expected to get word on the fate of the show around 2 weeks ago.For the record … Fox has typically renewed the show in January … 5 months ahead of the season finale. The exception … this past season. Fox waited until a few weeks before the season 4 finale was set to air … in May.We’re told folks involved in the production feel like Jussie and his case will be a big factor in how things shake out.As for how Jussie’s character is being handled on the show now … Lee Daniels and co. have already announced Jamal is being removed from the final two episodes of season 5, which is set to return from a hiatus on Wednesday night.Our sources say Jussie’s character will be “out of the country.”Here’s the kicker … our production sources tell us even if Fox does renew the show, higher-ups have expressed serious reservations about Jussie returning … as have many folks on the cast and crew … even some who have publicly supported him.For what it’s worth, Empire’s ratings have dropped tremendously since season one, which had an average viewership of 10-17 million. Now, only about 5-6 million people tune in weekly.Of course, the stigma from the Jussie Smollett scandal probably isn’t helping either, which has now put Fox execs—who initially supported Jussie—in a very awkward position.Smollett claimed on January 29th that he was assaulted by two masked men who yelled racist and homophobic slurs at him. The 36-year-old actor, who is black and gay, also said his attackers poured a chemical substance he believed to be bleach on him, and also put a noose around his neck.He was initially charged last month with one Class 4 felony charge of disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report, but just last week, a Chicago grand jury hit him with an additional 15 counts of the same charge in an 86-page indictment.Each new charge doesn’t pose any additional prison time but carries a maximum probation sentence of four years.Smollett now faces a maximum sentence of three years in prison or probation and a $25,000 fine.Chicago police said Jussie allegedly staged the attack because he was unhappy with his Empire salary. is a post from:
March 13, 2019