Barack Obama

Former President Barack Obama commissioned a radical leftwing artist to create his "formal portrait" that will forever hang among presidential portraits in the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. Obama unveiled his formal portrait on Monday, and the public's response has been harsh, to say the least.

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Donald Trump Jr

Federal authorities are investigating who sent an envelope containing a suspicious white powder to the daughter-in-law of President Donald Trump.

The envelope was addressed to Donald Trump, Jr., but his wife Vanessa Trump opened the envelope inside her Manhattan apartment on Monday morning. Vanessa panicked and called 911 when a white powder spilled out of the envelope.

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Oxycontin

A major opioid manufacturer vows to stop marketing the drugs that are at the forefront a nationwide opioid addiction crisis. Purdue Pharma will no longer market opioids, including Oxycontin, to doctors and their patients.

Purdue was recently served with lawsuits linking the drug maker to the ongoing opioid crisis.

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Miko Brando

Late actor Marlon Brando's son has joined Richard Pryor's daughter in disputing Quincy Jones' wild claims that the two icons slept together.

In a revealing interview with Vulture magazine, the 84-year-old music legend claimed Brando had sex with Pryor and the late R&B crooner Marvin Gaye.

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Danai Gurira, Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan in NYC

Black Panther stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan and Danai Gurira appeared to be overwhelmed by the crush of paparazzi at Good Morning America and the Build Series Event promoting their new movie Black Panther in New York City on Monday. The movie comes out on Friday.

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Photos by MediaPunch / DARA / BACKGRID

Bullying in high schools

Florida's legislature is giving hope (literally) to parents of students who are bullied relentlessly in public schools. Florida lawmakers plan to use Hope Scholarships to pay for private school vouchers for vulnerable students to attend private schools. The scholarships will be paid for by redirecting $105 from car registration fees.

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Toya Wright

Antonia "Toya" Wright is a mother for the 2nd time at age 34. The reality TV star gave birth to her 2nd daughter, Reign Ryan Rushing, aka Reignbeaux, last week.

Since returning home from the hospital, Toya has been busying herself feeding her newborn, changing diapers and updating her baby's Instagram page with photos of the back of the baby's head.

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Obama Homer bushes

The National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. unveiled portraits of former first couple Barack and Michelle Obama that shocked the public because of their simplicity.

But it is Barack's painting that drew the most criticism and attention for its awkward positioning of the former President.

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Black Panther

Walmart at Cascade Road is one of 5 locations nationwide to offer FREE tickets to view Marvel Studios' comic book superhero movie Black Panther! Walmart is set to host a special advance screening of Black Panther in Atlanta with an appearance by rapper T.I. Harris.

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Handsome young man's torso

The global homosexual population has grown by leaps and bounds over the past two decades. Some observers point to the emergence of social media for the prevalence of gay tolerance and less hostility toward homosexuals around the world.

Gay dating app Grindr has quickly grown to over 2 million LGBT subscribers. But one country where homosexuality is still illegal is Malaysia. Grindr is outlawed there, as are open displays of homosexuality in the streets.

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Keyshia Cole performs 'A Night of Love' in Newark, NJ

Keyshia Cole's security was forced to tackle an overzealous fan who hopped onstage while the Oakland native performed at the COLORS: R&B ONLY concert in West Hollywood. Fans were shocked when a fan jumped onstage and quickly approached the 36-year-old mom-of-one. The fan put an arm over Keyshia's shoulder while she remained calm and continued performing.

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LisaRaye McCoy and granddaughter Bella Rae in Studio City

Actress LisaRaye McCoy was spotted shopping with her adorable granddaughter, Bella Rae, and other family members at the Farmers Market in Studio City, Calif. on Sunday. Bella Rae is LisaRaye's first grandchild and the first child of LisaRaye's only child, Kai Morae Pace, who appeared in LisaRaye's reality TV show, "Being LisaRaye McCoy" in 2016.

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Kendrick Lamar

Rapper Kendrick Lamar faces allegations of copyright infringement by an African artist who alleges he misappropriated her copyrighted artwork for his music video, "All the Stars".

On Saturday, a lawyer for Lina Iris Viktor, a British-Liberian artist, sent a letter to Lamar and label head, Anthony Tiffith at Top Dawg Entertainment, detailing the copyright violation of a painting in her series "Constellations."

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Carema Lashandra Brown

A Pennsylvania inmate was busted after jail officials discovered multiple baggies of cocaine, methamphetamines and 78 doses of LSD hidden in her hair weave.

Carema Lashandra Brown, 29, is charged with smuggling drugs and contraband into the Jefferson County jail on January 5, where she was being held on two unrelated felony theft counts.

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Logan Paul in Beverly Hills

Youtube star Logan Paul was given the kiss of death by Youtube.com which canceled all advertisements on his videos and future movie projects. The move came after Paul returned to Youtube following his suspension for disrespecting the dead, and promptly tasered a rat. The loss of revenue will hit Paul hard. He earned $12 million from Youtube ads alone in 2016.

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Carmelo Anthony at Craig's in West Hollywood

Carmelo Anthony dashed into Craig's to party with friends after his Oklahoma City Thunder lost to Lonzo Ball and the L.A. Lakers on Thursday. The 33-year-old single dad kept it casual in an Off-White camouflage cargo jacket ($1,008), which he paired with matching camo ball cap ($170), grey Off-White sweatpants and a pair of Air Jordan 11 Low E Fire Red sneakers ($170).

Photos by Hollywood To You / BACKGRID

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Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka with Moroccan Cannon

Mariah Carey and Bryan Tanaka took her 6-year-old son Moroccan Scott Cannon out to dinner at Fogo De Chao on Thursday. They were all smiles after dining at the celebrity hotspot. Mariah and Bryan held hands as they all headed to their Uber car.

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Photos by GAMR / BACKGRID

Malachi Byrd Lawrence Rosen

A Princeton professor is catching heat after students in his classroom walked out because he repeatedly used the word "ni--er" during his lecture.

The incident happened on Tuesday when Professor Lawrence Rosen, who teaches a class titled Cultural Freedoms: Hate Speech, Blasphemy and Pornography, asked students what would be worse, a white man punching a black man or a white man calling a black man "ni--er".

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Cardi B

Cardi B's life is in danger. The 25-year-old Bronx rapper was threatened on social media after she posted an Instagram.com image of herself wearing a blue fur coat last week. She captioned the image: "I hate flue but this coat was too poppin."

Members of the Crips street gang took her caption as an insult because of the term "flue" -- which merges the words "f-ck" and "blue".

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Lovebug Starski

Hip-Hop is mourning the death of rap pioneer Lovebug Starski who passed away Thursday in Las Vegas after suffering a heart attack at age 57.

Lovebug is commonly regarded as one of the forefathers of the hip-hop genre, alongside legends like Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash, and has been credited with coining the phrase "hip-hop".

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Bruno Mars and girlfriend Jessica Caban at 60th Annual GRAMMY Awards

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via CrazyDaysandNights -- This A+ list singer with a ton of Grammy Awards and a ton of number one songs continues to cheat on his long time girlfriend with any woman that shows an interest. The only good news for the girlfriend is that according to recent women who have tried to hook up with the singer, he has "molly d**k," and is unable to stand to attention. Apparently when he does manage to stand to attention, he doesn't use protection, so she should get tested.

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Toya Wright

Atlanta socialite Toya Wright welcomed a baby girl on Thursday, Feb. 8. The proud mom announced the baby's arrival by posting an Instagram.com photo of the newborn's foot, along with the caption: "Reign Ryan Rushing... 2/8/18 7 pounds 7 ounces I’m in love #myreignbeaux."

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