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Lizzo apologized to a Postmates driver for accusing her of stealing her dinner during a tirade on Twitter.com. But her apology may not be enough.

The 31-year-old starving artist called out the driver for stealing her food on Monday. In a since-deleted tweet, Lizzo wrote: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

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The morbidly obese rapper also tweeted Tiffany's photo, causing some of her 975K Twitter followers to rebuke her for putting the driver's life in danger.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another Twitter user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

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Lizzo's followers were supportive after she went hungry, but many believe she went too far by posting the driver's name and photo on Twitter.

According to sources the driver plans to file a lawsuit against the "Juice" singer.

When contacted by MSN for comment, a Postmates spokesperson wrote: "As soon as Lizzo reached out, we looked into the matter and quickly resolved the issue. We apologize to Lizzo for any inconvenience."

A source told Page Six that the delivery person waited the allotted five minutes at the drop-off location but wasn't able to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

Following the backlash, the 31-year-old rapper issued an apology to her followers:

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

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Rapper Dave East is facing battery charges after he allegedly attacked a woman during a threesome in his Las Vegas hotel room.

The 31-year-old Gemini was cited for battery on a woman after he invited 2 groupies back to his hotel room for a private after party.

According to TMZ, one of the women was upset that the "Hate Me Now" rapper showed the other groupie more attention during the intimate encounter.

The groupie "flipped out" and threw champagne bottles from across the room. 2 of the bottles hit their target, leaving cuts on East's arm and leg, which police noted in their report.

The woman's version of the story was different. She told cops that during the steamy sexual encounter, she and East got into an argument and he threw 5 or 6 punches at her, hitting her once on the arm.

She said she fled to the bathroom, where she called 911.

Other witnesses, including a man and woman, said they entered the bedroom after the ruckus began.

A female witness stated the woman was the aggressor in the altercation, while East's buddy only recalled seeing the woman hurling bottles.

Both parties were cited for misdemeanor battery, but nobody was arrested. Dave and the woman were treated at separate hospitals, according to TMZ.

Question: Ladies, would you go back to a hotel room with a rapper? Which rapper?
 

Update: Dave East's camp reached out to Sandrarose.com with more information about the altercation between East and a woman:

"In your piece, can you please update to include the statement from Dave's attorney, Stacey Richman, who says the woman threw a soap dispenser at Dave -- but says the rapper didn't respond with violence, and instead was concerned for everyone's safety. Richman claims Dave justifiably took her by the arm and put her out of the room.

Richman denies Dave assaulted anyone and says he got a CAT scan after the alleged incident ... doctor's orders. They are waiting on the results."

 

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It took three drug overdoses and 2 deaths for police to finally arrest wealthy Democratic donor Ed Buck.

The prominent businessman and homosexual activist was arrested late Tuesday and charged with three counts of felony battery, distributing methamphetamines and maintaining a drug den — after a 37-year-old man suffered a drug overdose last week, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Authorities say the unidentified man was injected with methamphetamines and overdosed. The man survived and will likely testify against Buck if there is a trial.

Buck is being held on $4 million bail.

A witness who filmed the prominent donor's arrest said 8 cops entered his West Hollywood apartment building with a battering ram.

Armed with a search warrant, cops found hundreds of photographs of Black men in various compromising positions inside Buck's apartment, which was littered with clothing, trash and drug paraphernalia.

Buck reportedly has a sexual fetish for injecting Black men with drugs and watching them die.

Buck, 65, is not charged in the deaths of 2 Black males whose bodies were found in his apartment in previous years.

Gemmel Moore, 26, was the first to die. Moore, a homosexual escort, was lured to Buck's apartment and injected with drugs on July 27, 2017.

Despite the public uproar and protests by Moore's family, no arrest was made.

The 2nd victim, Timothy Dean, a 55-year-old male escort, was found naked and unresponsive in Buck's apartment after suffering a drug overdose on January 7, 2019.

Dean's death prompted an investigation by homicide detectives. But critics say the case was quietly dropped due to Buck's protected LGBT status and his close ties to prominent Democrats, such as Hillary Clinton.

The list of Democrats who received campaign contributions from Buck include California's Gov. Gavin Newsom, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman, and Rep. Ted Lieu, who received more than $18,000 from Buck.

Local activists hope the third case of a drug overdose in Buck's apartment will cause detectives to take a fresh look into the 2 earlier deaths.

When news of Buck's arrest broke late Tuesday, local politicians scrambled to do damage control.

"I remain deeply concerned for the safety of people whose life circumstances may make them more vulnerable to criminal predators," Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement. "With this new evidence, I authorized the filing of criminal charges against Ed Buck."

Buck's first court appearance is scheduled for Wednesday.

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Colin Kaepernick's agent reached out to 3 NFL teams who recently lost their star quarterbacks to injuries.

According to ESPN's Stephen A. Smith, Kaepernick's agent reached out to the Pittsburgh Steelers, New York Jets and New Orleans Saints - whose starting quarterbacks are sidelined with serious injuries.

The Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending elbow injury this week. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has a torn ligament in his throwing hand, and the NY Jets' quarterback Trevor Siemian is out for the season with an ankle injury.

Smith revealed Kaepernick's pleas to the teams on his ESPN show First Take on Tuesday.

Smith said none of the teams responded to Kaepernick's agent.

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Kaepernick, who was blackballed for protesting the national anthem, is desperate to return to the field before he is too old to play.

The 31-year-old Scorpio has been out of the NFL since 2016.

Kaepernick's agent told the teams his client would be willing to play backup quarterback just to touch the ball again. But still there was no response from the teams.

Critics say Kaepernick is still blackballed despite settling a lawsuit with the league for a reported $10 million.

The former 49ers quarterback spends long days in the weight room waiting for his phone to ring.

"Colin is literally in the best shape of his life," tweeted Chris Williamson of SNY. "He's been working out five days a week at 5 a.m. for three years. He wants to play and his agent has been contacting teams in need of a quarterback."

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A male certified nursing assistant was arrested in Florida on multiple charges of sexually assaulting elderly women in his care at a Clearwater, Florida nursing facility.

Felo Kane told Clearwater police he has a "fetish for older female patients under his care."

Authorities say Kane, 32, is charged with four counts of sexual battery of the physically helpless.

In May 2016, Kane inappropriately fondled and kissed a disabled stroke patient while changing her adult diaper. The patient told him multiple times to stop, but authorities say Kane forced her to touch his genitals.

In a second incident, Kane fondled another female patient while changing her adult diaper.

When she protested, he reportedly told the woman, "don't worry, I'm just cleaning you."

According to WFTS, Kane touched and fondled older patients at two separate nursing facilities from 2016 to 2019.

WFLA-TV identified one of the facilities as Clearwater Center.

Some of the family members of patients at the Clearwater facility are angry over the possibility that Kane fondled their loved ones.

In some states male nursing staff are prohibited from being alone in a room with vulnerable female patients, for obvious reasons.

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If you thought former drug kingpin Alpo was in the witness protection program after snitching on fellow drug lords, you thought wrong.

Actor Faizon Love (right) posted a photo of himself posing with the notorious Harlem drug dealer-turned-federal witness Alberto "Alpo" Martinez.

In the photo caption Faizon hinted at an upcoming project with Alpo: "Y'all not ready for Alpo and Faizon ...oh sh*t."

Faizon later deleted the post after receiving backlash for posing with the man whose testimony sent lower level drug workers to prison.

Alpo was released from prison after serving a portion of his 35-year prison sentence.

He was once considered a hero to Harlem residents who looked to him for Thanksgiving turkey giveaways and for protection from rival drug dealers.

But Alpo's admirers turned on him after he murdered drug rival Rich Porter in 1990. Porter was reportedly a blood relative of the late socialite Kim Porter.

According to VladTV, Alpo spared himself from serving a life sentence by testifying against his alleged D.C. enforcer Wayne "Silk" Perry in open court. Perry received five consecutive life sentences without the possibility of parole.

According to Vice, Alpo was released from prison in a little-known federal prison witness protection program called "cheese factories" in 2015.

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Lizzo wants delivery drivers to know she will fight for her grilled sandwiches, pizza and super size drink. The morbidly obese singer/rapper took to Twitter.com to roast a Postmates driver for allegedly stealing her food.

The "Truth Hurts" singer called out the driver on Monday, tweeting: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

Postmates responded quickly, apologizing to the 31-year-old star. Some Twitter users sided with Lizzo, but others criticized her for "snitching" on a minimum wage food service worker.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

Lizzo didn't share any details of the food theft.

An inside source told Page Six that the delivery person waited for five minutes and wasn’t able to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

The hungry star later apologized for her hasty rebuke of the driver on a public forum.

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

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Beyonce shared private moments at home with her children, daughter Blue Ivy and 2-year-old twins Sir and Rumi, in a new documentary "Making the Gift" which aired on Monday, Sept. 16 on ABC.

In the documentary, Beyonce took fans behind the scenes as she recorded her album, The Lion King: The Gift, which was not well received by her fans who expected better from the superstar.

The 39-year-old burlesque singer also shared private home videos of her and husband, Jay-Z, interacting with their three children. Jay-Z reportedly has two grown sons from previous relationships.

In the video, Blue Ivy, 7, sang a sweet version of her and mommy's song "Brown Skin Girl," that sent social media into a frenzy.

Question: Did you watch the ABC special? How was it?
 

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Whitney Houston's hologram is going out on a 27-date world tour. The tour dates have been announced.

Whitney's hologram, a three-dimensional illumination of her image, is set to perform in a money grab concert tour called "An Evening With Whitney".

Of course the person behind the tour is Pat Houston, Whitney's sister-in-law, who claims the show will be an interactive experience that will allow ticket holders to see Whitney live for the first time since her untimely death in 2012 at age 48.

Houston released a statement responding to the criticism:

"Whitney is not with us, but her music will live with us forever. We know we made the right decision partnering with BASE because they understand how important it is to produce a phenomenal hologram. They also know that engaging her fans with an authentic Whitney experience would resonate worldwide because of the iconic status that she created over three decades. Her fans deserve nothing less because she gave nothing less than her best."

Other hologram tours featuring famous dead people have failed to live up to the hype. Mainly because a hologram cannot be made to look real regardless of how the light is angled. You can literally see through the image, which can be unsettling to some people.

The company producing the tour - BASE Hologram - released a schedule that kicks off in Mexico before touring Europe, where people are less skeptical of gimmicks.

No North American tour has been announced.

Question: Do you plan to purchase a ticket to Whitney's hologram tour?

January 23 – February 9, 2019 – Mexico (TBA)
February 27, 2020 – Liverpool, England @ M&S Bank Arena 2 Arena
February 28, 2020 – Manchester, England @ Apollo
February 29, 2020 – Leeds, England @ First Direct Arena
March 1, 2020 – Glasgow, Scotland @ SEC Armadillo
March 2, 2020 – Aberdeen, Scotland @ P&J Arena
March 3, 2020 – Dublin, Ireland @ Bord Gais Theatre
March 4, 2020 – Birmingham, England @ Arena
March 5, 2020 – Bournemouth, England @ Bournemouth International Centre
March 6, 2020 – Cardiff, Wales @ Motorpoint Arena
March 7, 2020 – Brighton, England @ Centre
March 9, 2020 – Nottingham, England @ Royal Concert Hall
March 10, 2020 – London, England @ Hammersmith Apollo
March 12, 2020 – Brussels, Belgium @ Bozar
March 13, 2020 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ AFAS Live
March 14, 2020 – Ghent, Belgium @ Capitole
March 19, 2020 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Samsung Hall
March 20, 2020 – Berlin, Germany @ Admirals Palast
March 22, 2020 – Vienna, Austria @ Stadhalle F
March 23, 2020 – Bratislava, Slovakia @ Inchebo Expo Arena
March 25, 2020 – Copenhagen, Denmark @ Forum Black Box
March 26, 2020 – Olso, Norway @ Folketeatret
March 28, 2020 – Stockholm, Sweden @ Cirkus
March 30, 2020 – St. Petersburg, Russia @ BKZ Oktyabrisky
March 31, 2020 – Moscow, Russia @ Kremlin Concert Hall
April 2, 2020 – Kiev, Ukraine @ Palace Ukraine
April 3, 2020 – Minsk, Belarus @ Palace of the Republic

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On Monday Wendy Williams tearfully announced her popular daytime talk show was renewed through 2022. The TV personality, who has had her share of heartbreaks this year, was clearly relieved to finally get the news off her chest.

"I got through the whole show without shedding a tear," she said before making her big announcement.

"The Wendy Show has been renewed through 2022!"

But even though Wendy's show was renewed, Page Six reports the show will definitely be cancelled after the 2022 season.

Page Six claims The Wendy Show's producer Debmar-Mercury "likely" renewed the show because there was nothing else to air in its time slot.

"They don't have anyone strong enough to replace her. They were back into a corner," an inside source told Page Six. "She will surely not be coming back beyond the two-season renewal. This will be her swan song."

Wendy had her share of problems in 2019. She filed for divorce from her cheating husband, Kevin Hunter, after he fathered a baby girl with his longtime mistress, Sharina Hudson.
 

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A Nike ad campaign featuring free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick won an Emmy award for Best Commercial.

The award was handed out at the 2019 Creative Arts Emmy Awards over the weekend.

Nike picked Kaepernick to lead its 30th anniversary 'Just Do It' TV and print campaign that also featured Serena Williams and LeBron James.

Kaepernick courted controversy in 2016 when he remained seated on the bench during the national anthem. After the public backlash, he got off the bench and kneeled on the sideline.

The 30-year-old quarterback said he was protesting social injustice. But some fans noticed he waited until he was benched to become a "woke activist".

"We believe Colin is one of the most inspirational athletes of this generation, who has leveraged the power of sport to help move the world forward," Nike North America vice President Gino Fisanotti told ESPN after the initial backlash.

Kaepernick, who was 3-16 during his final season with the 49ers, filed a grievance against the league for colluding to blackball him -- despite the fact that he turned down at least 2 contract offers.

Kaepernick and the league settled the lawsuit for a reported $10 million.

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Remember when Kevin Hart was filmed having intimate relations in a hotel room with a woman who wasn't his wife, and we thought the whole thing was a publicity stunt? We were right.

Hart's dirt is being exposed now that he is laid up in a rehab facility after breaking his back in three places in a serious car crash on Sept. 1.

Montia Sabbag, the woman in Hart's hotel room sex tape, is suing him for $60 million, claiming he and another man installed a camera in a Las Vegas hotel room to boost publicity for his comedy tour.

The lawsuit alleges that Hart and his former friend J.T. Jackson, who was arrested and charged with extortion, set her up for publicity.

Hart himself revealed the extramarital activity by "apologizing" publicly to his wife, Eniko Parrish-Hart, for cheating on her.

"I made a bad error in judgement and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did," Hart said in a video on his Instagram account.

A few blogs then accused Hart of staging what seemed to be an obvious publicity stunt.

But Sabbag came forward to say Hart, 40, was innocent and he was not aware of the video tape in advance.

She also said she didn't want money from him.

Now she claims Hart and Jackson set her up by installing cameras "without her knowledge or consent, while she was engaged in private, consensual sexual relations" with the comedian.

But Hart's lawyers say she tried to extort him for "six figures" prior to filing her lawsuit.

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Antonio Brown scored his first touchdown in a Patriots uniform on Sunday. But his life off the field continues to spiral out of control.

A second woman has accused the star wide receiver of misconduct, according to Sports Illustrated.

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Brown was initially accused of misconduct by a woman he knew from college.

Britney Taylor, Brown's former personal trainer, filed a federal lawsuit, accusing the All-Pro wide receiver of raping her on multiple occasions.

Brown vigorously denied the allegations. Then a second accuser came forward.

The woman, who spoke to SI on condition of anonymity, said Brown exposed himself to her when he asked her to come to his house to paint his portrait after they met at a charity softball game in Pittsburgh.

The woman was auctioning off a portrait she'd painted of Brown to benefit the National Youth Foundation, which promotes inclusion and gender equality.

Brown reportedly loved the portrait so much he offered her $700 - more than the $450 winning bid price.

He asked her to come to his home to paint his portrait, and she agreed.

She said after she arrived at his home, Brown emerged from the bathroom wearing nothing but a cloth covering his genitals.

"He was flirty with me but I paid him no mind because I was there on business, plus, I had already seen him with multiple girls in the short time I was with him," the woman said. "I was about 40 percent done on the second day, and I'm on my knees painting the bottom, and he walks up to me butt a** naked, with a hand cloth covering his (penis) and starts having a conversation with me."

She added: "Unfortunately, I've been tried (by men) a lot of times, so I just kept my cool and kept painting. After that, it all ended abruptly."

She said Brown left for Miami the next day and she never heard from him or his assistants again.

She was paid $2,000 for the parts of the mural that she painted, but the foundation wasn't paid the $700 for the painting.

The woman said she was unbothered at the time and she opted not to press charges.

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A Detroit woman faces attempted murder charges after shooting her life partner 11 times, including 4 times in the vagina.

Police have not formally charged Tiffany Wallace, but she is being held without bond after shooting Airrion Wallace 11 times on Monday morning.

Wallace said Tiffany Wallace shot her after she asked for a divorce after 12 years of marriage.

In an interview with Fox 2 News from her hospital bed, Wallace said she asked for a divorce after she caught Tiffany with another woman.

"Because I can handle a lot of things but I cannot handle infidelity," she told Fox 2.

"She shot me four times in my vagina, four times in my leg, three times in my stomach," Wallace said.

"She wanted me to die because she has always felt if she can't have me, no one can have me."

She said she stayed conscious long enough to stumble outside and ask neighbors for help.

"I had to gather as much strength as I could, to get down my stairs and get outside, because the neighbors had heard it," she said. "As soon as I opened the door there was already people out there. I said, 'Please can you call the police.'"

Police arrested Tiffany Wallace outside her home. She told police she shot Wallace in self-defense, according to Fox 2.

The family uploaded graphic photos to a Gofundme account to raise money for Wallace's hospital bills.
 

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Corporations are erasing biological women/females from all legal documents to be more inclusive of all 200+ genders.

One Redditor wrote a lengthy post complaining that her bosses ordered her to remove all instances of women or gender-specific female procedures from company documents.

She wrote, "[T]hey want me to edit the old versions of the document in such a way that women are completely removed [from] childbirth to, and i quote" show that we are an inclusive company" and that all genders can become pregnant..."

Read the unedited post below:

"Currently my company has me working on (translating and editing) various legal documents and protocols. Contracts, business agreements, legal forms pertaining to getting company cars etc.

Most of those already had pretty gender neutral language, but most relevant here is a set of documents pertaining to asking and granting leave of absence for medical reasons.

One of these is specifically a protocol for granting leave in the case of pregnancy, childbirth, adoption and foster care.

They want me to edit the old versions of the document in such a way that women are completely removed form childbirth to, and i quote " show that we are an inclusive company" and that all genders can become pregnant and they think they should support that.

So here I am, painstakingly removing all evidence of women from this important document. Removing all mentions of "she/her/hers, mother, woman, female, vagina, uterus" and many other words specific to women. In the section on specification for women who need to pump or breastfeed I had to argue till I was blue in the face for them to let me even include the word 'breasts' ( like, what else do they want me to call that? Chestfeeding?!?)

A very brief section of this document describes exceptions that may be made to extend pregancy and childirth related leave due to medical reasons such as vaginal tearing, C-section, instable pelvic floor and other birth related, female specific issues that men could never have. I am walking among fire pits trying to keep language in this section up the the company's new "shiny and progressive" standards and to not use any language that could exclude men or [non-binary]'s.

This is literally erasing women from official documents to pander to genderweird people. I feel so icky even doing it but unfortunately i have no choice as I am only a lowly translator and in no way allowed to make decisions."

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Sean Combs and his muse, Lori Harvey couldn't take their hands off each other in the VIP section at his Revolt after party in Atlanta's Gold Room.

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According to my spy, Sean and Lori kissed and cuddled in the VIP. He only had eyes for her!

The 49-year-old music mogul was in town to hold his Revolt Summit, where star-studded panels held discussions on the Black experience in America and their hopes for 2020.

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While in town, Sean took his fiancee to the strip club and to other local hangouts.

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Sorry ladies, Quality Control Records honcho Pee Thomas is off the market. He was seen partying with a LSLH beauty at the Gold Room on Friday.

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Pastor Jamal H. Bryant is apparently dating his long-suffering ex-wife Gizelle Bryant, the mother of his three children. Pastor Bryant invited Kanye West to bring his traveling "Sunday Service" gospel revue to Atlanta's New Birth Missionary Church this weekend.

The pastor also invited his ex-wife, Real Housewives of Potomac reality TV star Gizelle Bryant to love up on him while all eyes in the congregation were on Kanye.

According to Page Six, the Bryants are "working on their relationship."

Gizelle, 49, and Jamal, 48, were married from 2002 to 2007, and share daughter, Grace, 14, and twins Adore and Angel, 13.

And since the children are still minors, they need both of their parents in the same household to act as an example so their children know what Love looks like.

During a recent episode of Watch What Happens Live, Gizelle told host Andy Cohen that her daughters are trying to adjust to seeing their parents "date" again.

"They're a little confused to be honest with you because they've never seen us together in that way," she said. "We got divorced 12 years ago, so when he comes into town and he wants to take me to dinner, they're like, 'Wait a minute, aren't we all going? Because that's what we would normally do."

If everything works out with her ex, Gizelle will consider moving to Atlanta to assume her rightful place as First Lady of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church.

Why should that prestigious title be bestowed upon some other chick when Gizelle put in work raising his children all these years?

"So you're going to be a First Lady again?" co-star Monique Samuels asked Gizelle.

"Imma be whatever the Lord brings into my life," Gizelle responded. "I look back and I just feel like nobody is what their mistakes are. I feel he's a different person. I'm a different person, so we're baby-stepping, but we are moving in the direction that we want to move into. And I do love when we are all together as a family."
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris debated conservative commentator Candace Owens during a panel at Sean Combs' Revolt Summit in Atlanta over the weekend.

Many say the 39-year-old rapper, was unnecessarily rude to Owens who is a Republican and staunch supporter of President Donald Trump.

During one tense exchange, T.I. questioned President's Trump infamous campaign slogan "Make America Great Again."

"When you say Make America Great Again, which period are we talking about? The period when women couldn't vote? The period when we were hanging from trees? The crack era? Which period in America are you trying to make great again?!"

Owens' response was cut short by the mostly Democratic crowd.

T.I. pressed Owens to respond: "Which period was America great that we're trying to replicate? Which era was it? Tell me!"

Through the boos, Owens said, "Here's the thing that you guys are forgetting: slavery was all over the world."

Her response brought even more boos from the packed audience.

"I can't answer the question if you're just gonna boo when I say slavery was all over the world, which is a fact. Why are you booing a fact?" she said.

"I wanna like you so bad, because you’re so smart," said T.I. in a condescending tone.

When Owens said she couldn't get her response in, T.I. responded, "You started with some bulls***!" which drew an even bigger reaction from the audience.

Owens checked T.I. for inciting the crowd to score "gotcha moments” for social media.

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"I said I don't like when you go for gotcha moments, like when you're like 'Oh you started with some bulls***.' …When you're trying to just fight people, we all lose when you do something like that. Everybody loses when you go for a gotcha. I know how… if you wanna hype a crowd 'Oh it’s bulls***! It's racism! Get on your feet! F*** this! We gotta do our s***!'"

Afterwards, T.I. posed with Owens for photos. But it is obvious from her body language that Owens doesn't think much of T.I.

Many observers say Owens got the best of T.I., while others say the rapper "destroyed" Owens during the debate.

Watch the video and draw your own conclusions about who "won" the debate.
 

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For the past 2 weeks rap producer Kanye West has taken his Sunday Service gospel revue on the road in America. The first stop was in his hometown of Chicago, Illinois, where he preached to the unwashed masses last weekend.

This weekend Kanye brought his traveling gospel revue to Atlanta at the invitation of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church leader, Jamal H. Bryant.

The 42-year-old Gemini wore a white t-shirt and grey sweatpants. In video on the church's website, Kanye caught the Holy Ghost onstage in the packed mega church as the choir sang rousing gospel songs.

Kanye's Sunday Service started out as exclusive worship gatherings with his inner circle in a field in Calabasas, California.
 

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Toni Braxton broke Instagram when she posted a photo of her hysterectomy scars over the weekend. The mother-of-2 is seen in her bathroom mirror, wearing a skimpy jersey and black panties. The 51-year-old pop singer captioned the image:

"Embracing my WHOLE body...hysterectomy scars and all...@orangetheory making me feel 29 again! [eye] love me some me!"

What is a hysterectomy?

A hysterectomy is the surgical removal of the uterus, aka the womb, for medical or cosmetic reasons. The uterus is part of the biological woman's reproductive system. It is where a baby grows when a female is pregnant.

Why is a hysterectomy performed?

A hysterectomy is performed for medical reasons when a woman's quality of life is affected by cancer or painful medical disorders such as endometriosis and uterine fibroids.

Painful medical conditions that may result in a hysterectomy include:

  • Chronic vaginal bleeding
  • Uterine cancer
  • Cancer of the cervix
  • Cancer of the ovaries
  • Fibroids
  • Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)
  • Uterine prolapse (when uterus drops into vagina)
  • Endometriosis (painful condition when lining grows outside uterus)
  • Adenomyosis (uterus lining grows into the uterus muscles)
  • What are the types of hysterectomies?

    1. Partial hysterectomy
    When the surgeon removes a part of the uterus but leaves the cervix intact.

    2. Total hysterectomy
    The surgeon removes all of the uterus, including the cervix. Women who have undergone total hysterectomies no longer need Pap smears since the cervix is gone.

    3. Hysterectomy and Salpingo-Oophorectomy
    The surgeon removes the entire uterus, including the cervix and one or both of the ovaries and Fallopian tubes.

    How is a hysterectomy performed?

    Surgeons can remove the uterus in a variety of ways.

    Laparoscopic Hysterectomy - the surgeon inserts a long tube into small incisions below the bikini line. A tool at the end of the tube cuts up the uterus into small pieces and the pieces are suctioned through the tube. Recovery time is about 1-2 weeks. This appears to be the surgery Braxton had done based on the small scars.

    Abdominal Hysterectomy - the surgeon removes the uterus through a large gaping incision in the abdomen above or below the bikini line. This was once considered major surgery. Down time is longer than a laparoscopic hysterectomy, and the pain is more intense.

    Vaginal Hysterectomy - when your uterus is removed through an incision in your vagina. Most women decline this option.

    What are the risks of hysterectomy?

    Risks are rare, but every surgery carries risks from blood clots to serious infections. Follow-up with your doctor is important, as are following post-op instructions and taking all medications on time.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

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    Drone attacks on an oil field in Saudi Arabia sparked fears of gas stations running dry and long lines similar to the gas shortages in America 4 decades ago.

    According to published reports, multiple drones bombed an oil field in Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

    In response to the attacks, Saudi Arabia shut down half of its oil production - a move that could cause massive outages at gas stations in America.

    Saudi defenses were unable to stop the wave of remote-controlled drones that dropped bombs on the oil fields, threatening the global crude oil supply.

    Experts say the Saudis should've been prepared for such an attack in this day and age.

    "Flying a drone, that puts a new spin on things," security consultant Jeffrey Price told Yahoo News in an email. "It enables attacks that previously weren't able to be conducted with that level of stealth and detachment from the attacker."

    "The bottom line is that we are likely to see many more of these sorts of attacks, and in particular, coordinated attacks on multiple targets are likely, possibly in tandem with a cyber attack component," said Milena Rodban, an independent risk consultant, in an email to Yahoo News.

    Longer lines than usual formed at gas stations in Atlanta over the weekend, as wary older travelers recalled the nationwide gasoline shortage that crippled major cities and caused civil unrest in the 1970s.

    Question: Did you fill up your gas tank this weekend?

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    Felicity Huffman will spend the next 2 weeks in prison as her punishment for paying a middle man to get her daughter into a prestigious college.

    The Desperate Housewives actress pleaded guilty in May to a single charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud.

    The prosecutor went easy on her because she quickly accepted responsibility for her white collar crime.

    Huffman, 56, tearfully apologized to a federal judge in a packed courtroom in Boston on Friday, Sept. 13.

    In addition to spending 14 days behind bars with hardened criminals, the judge fined her $30,000 and said she would be on supervised probation for one year.

    Prosecutors had recommended one month in prison, 12 years of supervised probation, and a $20,000 fine, Yahoo News reports.

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    STXfilms' Hustlers is tracking for a big box office opening this weekend, after getting off to a great start with $2.5 million in ticket sales on Thursday.

    According to Deadline.com, Hustlers is expected to rake in at least $20 million this weekend, with tracking indicating the film may debut with a $25 million-$30 million opening.

    The stripper flick stars Constance Wu, Jennifer Lopez, Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer and former stripper Cardi B as a group of criminal minded former strip club employees who rob their wealthy Wall Street clients.

    Hustlers is inspired by a viral New York Magazine article about a crew of former strippers who were arrested for credit card theft fraud.

    Anything over $23.1 million is a win for Lopez, 50, besting her 2005 high Monster in Law, and anything over $23.8 million is a record opening for STXFilms, according to Deadline.

    Hustlers is the first major motion picture for rapper Cardi B, 26, and singer Lizzo, 31.
     

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    A Texas schools superintendent is under fire for telling a woman to cut her grandson's dreadlocks or put him in a dress for wearing his hair too long.

    The unusual demand was made after the school notified the grandmother that her grandson was in violation of the school's dress code.

    Randi Woodley and parents of children attending a Texas school say the school board altered the dress code to discriminate against Black children.

    "I went to the principal's office, where she explained to me that my grandson's hair was too long," Woodley told KETK.

    Woodley said she attended the school board meeting where she addressed the restrictive dress code with Tatum Independent School District's superintendent.

    "He told me that I could either cut it, braid it and pin it up or put my grandson in a dress and send him to school and, when prompted, my grandson must say he's a girl," Woodley said.

    The school district's policy states: "No ponytails, ducktails, rat-tails, male buns or puffballs are allowed on male students. ALL male hair of any type SHALL NOT extend past the top of a t-shirt collar, as it lays naturally."

    But Woodley says the dress code targets Black boys like her grandson who wear dreadlocks past their collars.

    Parent Kambry Cox told KETK that her son thinks something is wrong with his dreadlocks.

    "With my son's dreadlocks, sometimes they do fall in front of his face, so I felt it would be easier to put his hair up, but then that's a problem," Cox said.

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    Black Twitter is weighing in on Phaedra Parks' new boyfriend, actor Medina Islam, who will appear with her on the upcoming season of Marriage Boot Camp.

    The hunky 35-year-old Virgo is best known for his role in Tyler Perry's The Haves and Have Nots.

    For that reason, Black Twitter seems to think Medina goes both ways. They claim Tyler only hires ghey or bisexual actors as his leading men. But there is no evidence to support those allegations.

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    Medina is (or was) in a relationship with reality TV star and radio host Claudia Jordan.

    Phaedra and Medina reportedly began dating a few months ago, after she broke up with ex-boyfriend DJ Tone Kapone. Many doubted Phaedra and Kapone were even a real couple.

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    Black Twitter says Phaedra and Medina are a made-for-tv couple. But it doesn't like she's paying him to play her man on TV.

    Phaedra, 45, gushed over Medina in an interview with The Daily Mail in July.

    "He's very smart, very intelligent. He's kind, we are both socially active. He's really sober and smart. He's a great father," Phaedra said of her current bae to DailyMail back in July. "So I'm excited about it."

    Phaedra reportedly plans to move with her sons, Ayden, 9, and Dylan, 6, to Los Angeles to be closer to Medina.

    In addition to acting, Medina is an artist and songwriter who released an album titled The Love that Hate Made. He is also a rap ghostwriter who penned Ludacris' hit single "Pimpin All Over the World."

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    Rihanna attended her 5th Annual Diamond Ball benefiting The Clara Lionel Foundation named after her late grandmother, Clara Lionel.

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    Jaws dropped as Rihanna left her 5th annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall St in New York on Thursday. The pop singer and trendsetter rocked sunglasses and Nike Air Force 1's with her high neck black velvet dress with tulle hoop skirt from Givenchy Fall 2019 Haute Couture collection.

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    Rappers Cardi B and Offset looked like a fairy tale prince and his princess at Rihanna's Diamond Ball Gala in New York City on Thursday. Cardi wore a pink tulle and satin couture gown from Georges Hobeika Fall 2019 collection.

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    It looks like Cardi B got one of her outrageously long mink eyelashes stuck in her eye.

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    Singer Normani attends Rihanna's 5th Annual Diamond Ball Benefitting The Clara Lionel Foundation at Cipriani Wall Street on September 12, 2019 in New York City.

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    Rihanna rocked a casual mint ensemble and a Balenciaga shawl as she arrived at Cipriani's ahead of her Diamond Ball Gala in NYC on Thursday.

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    Rapper Future Hendrix is one step closer to silencing his rumored baby mama, Eliza Reign Seraphin, who allegedly gave birth to his 7th child.

    The Blast reports that Future, real name Nayvadius Wilburn, rushed to court last month to silence his 7th baby mama who filed a paternity case against him in Broward County, Florida, where she resides.

    Eliza is asking for retroactive and current child support for her daughter. She has been very vocal on Instagram about Future's alleged failure to support his youngest child.

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    The 35-year-old Atlanta rapper already has six children with as many baby mamas, including part-time singer Ciara, mom to his son Future Zahir Wilburn, 5.

    Future's lawyer filed a motion asking a Florida judge to slap a gag order on Eliza.

    Now Future is one step closer to getting his wish.

    According to Rhymeswithsnitch.com:

    This week a Florida judge set a hearing date for November 8, 2019 to determine if Eliza should be ordered to keep her trap shut.

    This is an interesting development.

    Normally a judge would order the accused baby daddy to provide DNA to prove or disprove his paternity. But that hasn't happened in this case.

    Is it possible that Future is not Reign's daddy? If that is the case, Sandrarose.com's readers owe him an apology.

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    DeRay McKesson, one of the most vocal activists in the Black Lives Matter movement, called out transracial activist Shaun King (left) for fraudulent fundraising.

    McKesson slammed King's recently released fundraising report, in which King attempted to explain where millions of BLM fundraising dollars went.

    King, a Caucasian man who claims to be Black, released the report after months of accusations that he spent the cash on lavish vacations and living expenses.

    McKesson discredited the report, claiming it was not independent.

    In an op-ed for Medium.com titled "On Shaun King," McKesson said King's lack of integrity within the activism community was "so glaring that to be silent is to be complicit."

    He specifically focused on King's "fundraising efforts" that usually ends with the money vanishing down a black hole.

    "Shaun has followed a uniform pattern over the years, a pattern that has compelled me to speak up, again," he wrote.

    "It is important to note that Shaun's journalism has done some good by bringing attention to stories that may have gone under-reported or overlooked. But the person who paints your house before he steals your car has still committed theft."

    He continued:

    "I tried previously to engage offline to resolve these tensions, but his behaviors did not change. There is a formula that he employs when people ask questions or highlight contradictions: issue an unconditional denial, attack the character of the person asking questions, argue that white supremacists are attacking him or his family, respond only to the least salient of all points raised, then issue a statement akin to an apology."

    McKesson notes that King often "bullies and intimidates" Black women - his most vocal critics - to scare them into silence.

    McKesson suggests that many of King's Black supporters decline to question the facts because they can't admit they've been duped by a con artist.

    "I have seen many people, against their better judgment, defend Shaun. I know because I was once one of those people. We are all apt to defend own decision-making, especially about people. But the love for our people must be greater than the love of any one person. Shaun has continued to thrive because many people cannot believe that they have been duped, used, or taken advantage of."

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    A Texas man who claimed he distracted a gunman to save the lives of shoppers at an El Paso Walmart was arrested on his way to a ceremony at the White House.

    Chris Grant was shot twice as he shopped for snacks for his children on Aug. 3, when a gunman killed 22 people during a shooting rampage.

    The 50-year-old spun a tale of heroism and bravery that captured the attention of social media, and even President Trump who invited him to the White House.

    Grant was praised and hailed as a hero for trying to save those around him when the shooting began.

    He made the rounds of cable news networks including CNN, where his story changed a little each time he told it.

    "I saw him popping people off," Grant tearfully told CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. "To deter him, I just started chucking bottles. I just started throwing random bottles at him. I'm not a baseball player, so one went this way and on went that way."

    Grant said his actions resulted in the gunman targeting him.

    He later created a Gofundme page to raise money for his medical bills.

    President Trump was impressed with Grant's courage in the face of death.

    "Chris grabbed – listen to this – soda bottles and anything else in front of him, and began hurling them at the gunman, distracting him from the other shoppers and causing the shooter to turn toward Chris and fire at Chris, whereby Chris suffered two very serious gunshots,” Trump said.

    But police say surveillance video tells a different story. The video shows Grant trying to protect himself - and no one else, police said.

    "The video evidence of the scene does not support his assertions," El Paso Police Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told KFOX.

    Grant was scheduled to join other "heroes" at a White House ceremony, but he and his family were met by the Secret Service when they arrived in D.C.

    Grant was taken into custody on an outstanding warrant, Carillo said. He added that the "hero" was actually a "fugitive from justice."

    In a statement the Secret Service also confirmed a "White House visitor with an arrest warrant was temporarily detained."

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    Serena Williams continues to praise her bestie Meghan, Duchess of Sussex for traveling across the pond to support her at the U.S. Open women's final last week.

    Serena, 37, says she is appreciative of Meghan, who made the international flight from London to New York to watch Serena take on Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu in the women's final championship.

    Bianca, 19, beat Serena in straight sets 6-3, 7-5 to win her first ever major title.

    According to rumormongers, Serena was fearful that Megan would jinx her chances of tying Australian tennis legend Margaret Court for most women's Grand Slam singles titles in the Open era.

    Meghan didn't stick around to hang out with her pal in New York City after the tennis match.

    According to The Times, Meghan's trip was "last-minute" and Meghan was "excited to support her friend, and then come back."

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    "Meghan is amazing," Serena told E! News at NYFW, where she presented her new capsule line "S by Serena" on Tuesday.

    "She literally flew across the seas just to support for a few hours with a newborn baby," Serena said.

    "She is the most positive, amazing human that I know," Serena gushed. "Everyone needs to know how amazing she is. I don't know if I could have done that with my daughter at that age. But she did it. And that shows the kind of person that she is."

    Serena's camp was reportedly "concerned" that Meghan's presence at the Open would be a bad omen for Serena. She lost the Wimbledon championship with Meghan in attendance earlier this year.

    A source told Page Six, that Serena asked her coach, Patrick Mouratoglou, if the Duchess should attend the women's final because Serena is "superstitious".

    But a separate source told Page Six, "Serena adores Meghan and she's so excited about her coming to the Open."