Gang raid

High school basketball star Tayshana Murphy was 18 when she was gunned down inside her apartment building in a case that shocked even the most hardened New Yorker. Murphy was one of the nation’s top girls high school basketball prospects when she was shot and killed on Sept. 11, 2011 in the Grant Harlem housing projects.

Edit: Two men, Tyshawn Brockington, 23, and Robert Cartagena were convicted of killing Murphy last year.

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Faith Evans and Antonique Smith

Celebrities Sheryl Lee Ralph, Nicci Gilbert, Stevie Wonder, Isaiah Washington, Antonique Smith, and Faith Evans attended singer Kelly Price‘s showcase at HOME in Beverly Hills, CA, last night.

Faith, who hasn’t had a hit record in decades, posed with Antonique Smith who played her in the movie Notorious. I still don’t know why Faith instructed me to eat 100 donuts on Twitter. Surely she knows it’s impossible to eat 100 donuts?

Photos: Vladimir Labissiere/Splash News

Rihanna & Hard Rock Cafe Launch Limited Edition Shirt To Raise Money For Charity

This was the scene outside the Hard Rock Cafe in Paris, France, where fans and paparazzi awaited the arrival of Bajan singer-turned-exhibitionist Rihanna early this morning. Rihanna made an appearance at the Hard Rock Cafe in Paris to launch her limited edition t-shirts to raise money for charity.

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Kryzie King

Transsexual Kryzie King was due in a Manhattan courtroom on Wednesday, June 4, to face murder charges in the death of 4-year-old Myls Dobson.

For 2 weeks King tortured little Myls until the boy’s internal organs failed and he died. Myls was left in King’s care the day before the boy’s father — King’s lover, Okee Wade, was incarcerated on a bench warrant for skipping out on a court hearing in New Jersey, DNA Info reports.

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Pharrell Williams Covers ELLE

Music producer Pharrell williams has found a new way to draw negative attention to himself. He swapped his ridiculous designer mountie hat for a traditional Indian headdress — and Native American Indians are not pleased with his fashion faux pas.

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Tanaya Copeland and Prince Joshua Avitto

Police arrested a suspect in the shocking stabbing deaths of a 6-year-old boy and an 18-year-old girl in Brooklyn. A 6-year-old girl was critically wounded in one of the attacks.

Daniel St. Hubert was taken into custody around 8:30 p.m. Wednesday in Queens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

The NY Times reports police linked DNA found on the knife used in the stabbings of the 2 children.

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Hillary Clinton

Potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is featured on the cover of this week’s People magazine.

Some are criticizing People magazine’s editors for selecting a photo which gives the impression that the former Secretary of State is so weak she had to prop herself up with a walker.

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Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz attend 2014 Gordan Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction

Those pesky cheating rumors don’t seem to be phasing pop singer Alicia Keys. The singer/songwriter and her philandering husband, musician Swizz Beatz attended the 2014 Gordan Parks Foundation Awards Dinner and Auction in NYC today. Swizz was accused of cheating on Alicia with a fitness trainer whom he met on twitter.com. Swizz denied the allegations.
Photo: Splash News

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Latoya Jackson and manager Jeffre Phillips

Rumors swirled in late 2013 that Michael Jackson‘s sister La Toya Jackson, 58, had eloped and married her business partner Jeffre Phillips. La Toya quickly denied the rumors in a tweet posted to her social media account.

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It's official: Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen sell their Brentwood mansion to Dr. Dre for $40 million! LA

Rap musician and producer Dr. Dre shelled out $40 million for Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen‘s Brentwood, CA. mansion, according to published reports. The New England Patriots quarterback and his supermodel wife plan to move into their new custom digs in the Boston area. The home was originally listed for $50 million, but Dre negotiated a steep discount. The couple spent $11.75 million for the land and had the mansion built to their specifications by architect Richard Landry. The Los Angeles Times reported that “the sale became official today, with Dr. Dre spending some of the money he received in the $3 billion sale of Beats Electronics to Apple.”. The 13,890 square foot mansion boasts 4 bedrooms, 5 baths, a center hall, a library/study, a gym, and a sauna. The four acres of grounds contain waterfalls, ponds, an infinity pool, gardens and pathways and a moat that runs alongside the mansion.

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    Jamal Bryant

    Pastor Jamal Bryant raised eyebrows when he inserted a popular hip hop catchphrase into his fiery sermon at the Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, MD, on Sunday.

    Bryant recited the title of a popular Chris Brown song when he told his flock “These hoes ain’t loyal!” Surprisingly his congregation cheered and stomped their feet as if in agreement with the pastor’s description of young women who may have lost their way in life.

    Watch the video after the break.

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    Rihanna Arrives At The 'Rogue by Rihanna' Launch In Paris

    Scandalous singer Rihanna Fenty is enjoying the resurgence of her popularity after she shocked the masses by showing up butt naked for a fashion event earlier this week. Rihanna posed with a fan at the ‘Rogue by Rihanna’ launch at Sephora Champs-Elysees today in Paris, France. The paparazzi tripped all over themselves trying to get the perfect photo angle of the flat-chested Bajan singer. Rihanna had better enjoy her moment in the sun. If British singer Rita Ora ever gets a hit record it’s all over for her.

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    Taylor Swift's $50,000 gift buys "high-tech music therapy" for cancer patients.

    Who says pop singer Taylor Swift is stuck up and self-centered? This is why Taylor is one of the Rose Garden’s favorite singers.

    From Splash News:

    She has a big heart as well as a big wallet. Taylor donated $50,000 to a US hospital, which will be used for “high-tech music therapy” to soothe children suffering from cancer. “Taylor Swift’s gift will help lift the spirits of many patients during a difficult time.” said Steven M. Altschuler, MD, chief executive officer of The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia which received the ‘Trouble’ singer’s payment. “Taylor Swift’s music is an inspiration to so many of our teen patients. We can think of no better way to use her gift than to grow our Adolescent and Young Adult initiative designed to support the emotional well-being of our teens with cancer,” added Lamia Barakat, Ph.D., psychologist and director of the Psychosocial Services Program at the cancer center. NB: Photos taken at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia in 2013 at the time of Swift’s donation, allocation of the funds has just been announced.

    Photo: CHOP/ Splash News

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    Cara Delevingne at a Boom Burger restaurant

    British fashion model Cara Delevingne left, wasted no time hooking up with a stud woman after dumping actress Michelle Rodriguez. Cara and her new girlfriend were spotted dining at a Boom Burger restaurant in Notting Hill on Tuesday. The 21-year-old model gained fame after she became the face of Burberry’s spring/summer 2012 campaign.

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    2nd Lt Darryn Andrews

    As many as 14 U.S. soldiers may have lost their lives searching for Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, a traitor who deliberately deserted his army post in Pakistan 5 years ago.

    President Barack Obama has come under fire for negotiation with the Taliban terrorist organization for Bergdahl’s freedom. In exchange for bringing the traitor home, Obama agreed to release 5 dangerous Taliban terrorists from Guantánamo Bay, the American detention camp in Cuba.

    Sondra Andrews’ son, 2nd Lt. Darryn Andrews, is one of five soldiers who was killed searching for Bergdahl.

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