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Mask hysteria is bringing out the worst in people who believe it is their duty to police free-thinking citizens who choose not to wear a mask.

A viral video on Twitter.com shows a white male "Karen" assaulting a Black man for not wearing a mask.

When the customer pushed back, the man began screaming, "WTF? You assaulted me. Call 911! He assaulted me! Do NOT give him his food!"

After the shop keeper handed the customer his pizza, the male Karen destroyed a display case. "You shouldn't have done that. He assaulted me!" the man yelled, before leaving the store to pursue the customer.

Twitter users noted that the man wasn't wearing his own mask correctly. Nor was he practicing social distancing.

"He's screaming call 911 while holding a phone," tweeted @TPostMillennial. "Man, those masks really do keep oxygen from reaching the brain. And so guess that display case pushing isn't violence either."

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Tamar Braxton and WE tv have officially severed ties, following Braxton's emotional open letter about the "toxic" reality TV environment.

In a new statement from WE tv, obtained exclusively by Variety, the network said, "Tamar Braxton has been an important part of our network family for more than a decade. As she focuses on her health and recovery at what is clearly a difficult and personal time, we will work with her representatives to honor her request to end all future work for the network. We wish her nothing but the best,” reads the WE tv statement.

The decision comes just one day after Braxton said the network "betrayed, overworked, and underpaid" her.

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Until now, Braxton was the second highest paid star on the network, behind only her sister, Toni Braxton.

On Thursday, July 30, the 43-year-old R&B singer broke her silence about WE tv's betrayal that drove her to attempt suicide.

"First and foremost, Thank you," she wrote. "Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support."

Braxton said producers betrayed her deep dark secret that she was repeatedly raped from age 6 to 16.

"Over the past 11 years, there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave," the singer said. "I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid."

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Braxton eventually appealed to network officials at WeTV two months ago to release her from her "excessive and unfair" contract, but stated, "My cry for help went totally ignored."

"Who I was, begun [sic] to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter," she continued. "It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me."

She went on to insist, "Mental illness is real," and credited "God's grace and His mercy" with saving her life, as she vowed to use her voice going forward to ensure no other reality stars face the kind of exploitation she insists she was subjected to for over a decade.

Braxton's new reality TV series "Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life" will premiere on WE tv on Sept. 10.

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President Trump says the 2nd round of economic impact payments may be "way higher" than the $1,200 most Americans received earlier this year.

Phase 4 of the comprehensive Coronavirus relief bill will not be voted on by tonight's deadline (July 31). The White House and Republicans in the Senate are working on a smaller bill than the one proposed by House Democrats.

The Republican's economic stimulus bill would extend the federal unemployment benefits - but at a lower amount: $200 per week in addition to state benefits. The bill would also provide protection for renters who face evictions.

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White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer on Thursday to offer 4 proposals.

One proposal would extend the $600 federal benefits for one week to give more time for negotiations. But Pelosi and Schumer rejected the proposals.

On Friday, Trump said, "The Democrats do not care about the people of our country."

But Pelosi said Trump and the Republicans don't care about the American people. "They resent America's working families."

Republicans say the extra $600 benefit is a "disincentive" for Americans to go back to work because some people are making more money on unemployment than they would if they were working.

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A scorned orthodontist was charged with attempted murder after she stabbed her ex-fiancé's girlfriend in the neck then acted like a Good Samaritan.

Police say Dr. Alika Crew hid in the back of the victim's Jeep on the morning of July 28 in New Rochelle, New York.

The victim had spent the night with Crew's ex-fiancé, identified as Kurtz Howell. Crew and Howell lived in the same neighborhood.

When the victim started the car and drove off, Crew began stabbing her in the neck, the New York Post reported.

Crew then posed as a medic rendering aid to the 30-year-old victim when police arrived. The victim advised police that the woman rendering aid was in fact the person who stabbed her.

"It was also determined that the suspect's ex-fiancé is the current boyfriend of the victim," New Rochelle Capt. Cosmo Costa said.

The victim suffered a "deep puncture wound" on the left side of her neck from a razor blade, according to the Post. Her injuries required surgery.

The 41-year-old dentist is charged with felony attempted murder in the second degree.

Crew, who works out of dentist's office in Stamford, CT, is a resident of New Rochelle, NY. She is also affiliated with a dental practice in Jackson Heights, Queens, CBS2 reports.

The prominent dentist purchased a split-level townhouse in New Rochelle for $800,000 18 months ago, CBS2 reports.

Crew was arraigned in court on July 28. A judge set bail at $150,000. Her next court date is August 19.

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CNN sparked outrage and indignation on Twitter.com when the cable news network referred to a majority of its audience as "individuals with a cervix".

On Thursday, CNN tweeted, "Individuals with a cervix are now recommended to start cervical cancers screening at 25 and continue through age 65, with HPV testing every five years as the preferred method of testing, according to a new guideline released by the American Cancer Society."

CNN's followers reacted angrily to the offensive description. They schooled CNN on the proper language to describe biological females.

One user tweeted: "There is a word in the dictionary for the people you are referring to: WOMEN."

Another wrote: "Individuals with a cervix?????? We all realize only biologic women have a cervix right???? Is there a reason we cant call it what it is?"

A third user tweeted: "It's not just the headline - they get through the entire article without using the words 'woman' or 'female' once."

Others defended CNN for using inclusive and diverse language to describe a tiny segment of their audience.

"[A]ll of the ppl replying "don't you just mean women!" conveniently forget 1. trans ppl exist and 2. chromosomal abnormalities often result in ppl who aren’t biologically female having a cervix."

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Jagged Edge released their 10th studio album 'A Jagged Love Story' on July 31. Jagged Edge fans have long anticipated the release of this follow up to their last album Layover in 2017.

Jagged Edge consists of identical twins Brandon and Brian Casey, as well as Kyle Norman and Richard Wingo.

The group reunited with producer Bryan Micheal Cox to helm the mid-tempo lead single "Seasons Of Us".

The group and Cox have a previous track record of making hits such as "Lets's Get Married", "He Can't Love U" and "Where The Party At?" All of the songs are written by the twins of the group, Brandon and Brian Casey and production includes legends; Jermaine Dupri, Brandon Michael Cox, Carl Breeding, Jay Fooley and Demetrius Bell.

Brandon reflected on the new album by saying, "A Jagged Story is about our love for music, what we do and the fans that allow us to do it. Thank you for allowing us to intersect."

'A Jagged Edge Love Story' is available now on all platforms. LISTEN: https://lnk.to/JEalbum
 

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A judge unsealed damning documents from a 2015 lawsuit against Ghislaine Maxwell, who fought to keep the papers from seeing the light of day.

Jeffrey Epstein's longtime associate and madam was arrested on July 2 and charged with child sex-trafficking.

Epstein's one-time girlfriend is accused of luring young girls and teenagers to Epstein's Manhattan home and private island to engage in sex with the billionaire financier and his wealthy friends.

The documents confirm longstanding rumors of sexual misconduct against former President Bill Clinton, England's Prince Andrew, famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz, and others.

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Of particular interest to President Trump's critics was a transcript of a deposition of sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre.

During the deposition, Giuffre was asked whether Trump ever flirted with her. "He didn't. That's what's inaccurate," she said.

When asked if she ever saw Trump on Epstein's home or infamous island, Giuffre replied, "Not that I can remember."

U.S. District Court Judge Loretta Preska ruled last week that the public was legally entitled to view the evidence against Maxwell contained in the lawsuit.

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Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were the "proud parents of a transgender child" as they thanked 13-year-old Zaya Wade for expanding their view of the world at the GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday night.

The pair appeared via remote camera during the 31st annual awards ceremony to present the prize for Outstanding Drama Series to the cast of Pose.

The couple honored Zaya, who came out as a male-to-female trans, with father Dwyane stating: "We stand as allies with the LGBTQ+ community, as proud parents of a transgender child. Our daughter Zaya is leading us on our journey, and we're doing all we can to give every one of our kids the ability to live their truth.

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"I didn't always understand how to do that, but I want to thank Zaya for teaching me, and GLAAD for elevating the images and messages that accelerate acceptance in every family."

Gabrielle added: "That mission means even more to us now as we raise all of our black children. Black lives matter, and Black trans lives matter.

"We are calling on all of our racial justice warriors out there to open your hearts and your mind to the LGBTQ+ community, so that we can work together and empower each other and save lives."

Pose, a drama series about New York's ballroom culture in the 1980s and 1990s, was among the big winners at the evening's virtual ceremony, where other victors included Schitt's Creek, which took home the Outstanding Comedy Series trophy, and Booksmart, which was crowned Outstanding Film.

Rapper Lil Nas X was named Outstanding Music Artist, while Country singer Dolly Parton made a special remote appearance to collect her trophy for Outstanding Individual Episode for the "Two Doors Down" installment of her Netflix show, Dolly Parton's "Heartstrings."
 

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Ellen Degeneres has come under fire once again after 36 former employees came forward with allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment.

Just hours after the 63-year-old comedienne admitted she was "sorry" about the "toxic" work environment on her Ellen DeGeneres Show, BuzzFeed published the new article, noting, the daytime talk show "is a place where sexual harassment and misconduct by top executive producers runs rampant," according to, "dozens of men and women who work behind the scenes".

Speaking about their experiences, the 36 former employees range from longtime, senior-level execs to production assistants.

They claim senior producers regularly made sexually explicit comments in the office, and many of the targets were "lower-level and younger employees who felt they lacked any power to speak up."

Other employees alleged inappropriate touching took place, with many of the allegations made against executive producer Ed Glavin, who has been terminated.

"We're young people who were forming our careers and were unfortunately subjected to a toxic work environment as some of our first jobs out of college," a former employee told BuzzFeed.

"Some of us were sexually harassed and that's what was shaping our careers our first year out of school."

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Degeneres addressed the allegations in an emotional statement obtained by Variety.com.

"On day one of our show, I told everyone in our first meeting that 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show' would be a place of happiness - no one would ever raise their voice, and everyone would be treated with respect. Obviously, something changed, and I am disappointed to learn that this has not been the case," DeGeneres wrote.

While Warner Bros. executives issued a new statement after launching an investigation into the allegations.

"The Ellen DeGeneres Show is, and has always strived to be, a place that brings positivity to the world," they said. "We have identified several staffing changes, along with appropriate measures to address the issues that have been raised, and are taking the first steps to implement them."

Referring to coming out as a lesbian in 2009, Degeneres said, "As someone who was judged and nearly lost everything for just being who I am, I truly understand and have deep compassion for those being looked at differently, or treated unfairly, not equal, or – worse – disregarded. To think that any one of you felt that way is awful to me."

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Singer Tamar Braxton broke her silence about the "toxic" reality TV environment that drove her to attempt suicide.

The 43-year-old R&B star was hospitalized in Los Angeles on July 16 after her boyfriend, David Adefeso, found her disoriented and lethargic in her hotel suite after she apparently swallowed a handful of prescription pills.

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She spent several days in a coma but has since regained consciousness and is currently being treated for mental health issues.

On Thursday, July 30, Braxton opened up about her suicide attempt in a candid post on Instagram.

Alongside a photo of herself and her seven-year-old son, Logan Herbert, Braxton began by thanking fans for their well wishes.

"First and foremost, Thank you," she wrote. "Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support."

"In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing," she continued.

"I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago."

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Braxton explained life under the reality TV spotlight has slowly eaten away at her spirit, and blamed producers behind her family series Braxton Family Values of doing little to help with her mental health struggles, particularly over the last five years, during which she split from her now ex-husband and manager Vincent Herbert.

She claimed to have been betrayed by show producers, who "filmed the damage made, for monetary gain".

"Over the past 11 years, there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave," the singer added. "I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid."

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Braxton eventually appealed to network officials at WeTV two months ago to release her from her "excessive and unfair" contract, but stated, "My cry for help went totally ignored."

"Who I was, begun [sic] to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter," she continued. "It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me."

She went on to insist, "Mental illness is real," and credited "God's grace and His mercy" with saving her life, as she vowed to use her voice going forward to ensure no other reality stars face the kind of exploitation she insists she was subjected to for over a decade.

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"I will make it my mission to establish the initiative that fights for ethical business practices in reality TV, fights the ownership of our businesses, promotes growth and evolution of our stories, and gives us 100 per cent equity in our freedom," she added.

The star's candid statement comes days after WeTV bosses chose to postpone the premiere of her new reality series, Tamar Braxton: Get Ya Life, which had been due to launch on Thursday, July 30.

The series will premiere on Sept. 10.
 

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First and foremost, Thank you. Thank you to each and every individual who has prayed for me, thought of me, sent me their love and has showered me with their support. In this present moment, it is my only responsibility to be real with myself and to be real with the ones who truly love me and care for my healing. I have without fail, shared with you my brightest days, and I know that sharing with you what has been my darkest will be the light for any man or woman who is feeling the same defeat I felt just only a week ago. Every one of us has a desire, whether small or big, to make it out of where we come from to an ideal future place that includes, freedom to be who we choose, security for our children and families, and fortune to share with the ones we love. We believe these things can co-exist with just being happy. I believed that, that as a black woman, as an artist, an influence, a personality I could shape my world, and with whom I believed to be my partners, they could help me share my world. Over the past 11 years there were promises made to protect and portray my story, with the authenticity and honesty I gave. I was betrayed, taken advantage of, overworked, and underpaid. I wrote a letter over 2 months ago asking to be freed from what I believed was excessive and unfair. I explained in personal detail the demise I was experiencing. My cry for help went totally ignored. However the demands persisted. It was my spirit, and my soul that was tainted the most. There are a few things I count on most to be, a good mother, a good daughter, a good partner, a good sister, and a good person. Who I was, begun to mean little to nothing, because it would only be how I was portrayed on television that would matter. It was witnessing the slow death of the woman I became, that discouraged my will to fight. I felt like I was no longer living, I was existing for the purpose of a corporations gain and ratings, and that killed me. Mental illness is real. We have to normalize acknowledging it and stop associating it with shame and humiliation. The pain that I have experienced over the past 11 years has slowly ate away at my spirit and my mental. (Swipe to finish )

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Soulja Boy and celebrity guests celebrated his 30th birthday in support of the Black Lives Matter movement last night.

The intimate bash was hosted by real estate broker Tai Savet and Lynn Allen Jeter & Associates.

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Soulja Boy also filmed his music video at the private estate and Tai Savet and real estate agents recorded scenes for their reality TV show "Love and Listings".

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Celebrity guests included singer Sunny Malouf, left, reality TV actress Ajani Scott (Love and Listings) right, rapper Micky Munday (Love & Hip-Hop: Hollywood), and more.

Tai Savet, Agents of LA CEO and real estate broker for the stars, hosted the star studded celebration. DJ Darius was on the wheels of steel and Brick Burgers catered the event.

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A Tennessee state senator has been charged with theft and embezzlement of over $600,000 in federal funds, Yahoo Finance reports.

A criminal complaint was filed against Senator Katrina Robinson, who is accused of stealing funds from government programs for her own personal enrichment.

Robinson, a Democrat elected to the General Assembly in 2018, received more than $2.2 million in federal grants from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for her Memphis-based nursing school.

Robinson, a professional nurse, is director of The Healthcare Institute, which provides CNA training for jobs in the health care field, U.S. Attorney D. Michael Dunavant said in a news release on Wednesday.

Robinson allegedly stole more than $600,000 and used some of the money to pay for her wedding costs, honeymoon expenses, legal fees for her divorce, and a 2016 Jeep Renegade for her daughter.

Robinson allegedly transferred cash from her nursing school's bank account to her personal bank accounts between 2015 and 2019.

The FBI executed a search warrant on her Memphis home in February. FBI agents visited her home again on Tuesday, OAN News reports.

The FBI launched an investigation after receiving a tip that Robinson used school funds to purchase a Louis Vuitton handbag.

Robinson also used the money on credit card payments, hair and beauty supplies, and home improvements, including a wrought iron front door valued at more than $5,000, the FBI said.

She also spent more than $4,700 on makeup, video services and a party for her wedding, and $5,000 on a trip to Jamaica, according to Yahoo.

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Robinson was defensive as she spoke with reporters on the courthouse steps on Wednesday.

"It is believed that if I were not in the position that I'm in, that if I did not champion the voices, the views and the faces that I represent, that I would not be in this moment right now with you today,” Robinson said.

Robinson said she will continue serving her district in the Senate "with the same integrity, the same passion that I've demonstrated since you've elected me to this office."

If convicted, Robinson faces up to 20 years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine. She is up for reelection in 2022.

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Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are living separate lives, sources reveal to the NY Post's gossip column Page Six.

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The couple briefly reunited in Cody, Wyoming, this week after Kanye tweeted he wanted to divorce his wife for taking a meeting in a hotel with rapper Meek Mill.

Kim, 39, appeared to be crying hysterically in paparazzi photos outside Kanye's ranch.

She flew back to Los Angeles on a private jet without Kanye, who has lived separately from his family since last year, sources told Sandrarose.com.

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According to Page Six, Kanye "now lives full time" at his $14 million ranch. He is surrounded by his friends, including Damon Dash, and his ranch hands.
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Meanwhile, Kim lives in Calabasas, Calif. with their four children. Kim and Kanye own multiple houses and private planes, Page Six reports.

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If they divorce, there is a prenup which would divide the couple's properties evenly. Kim and Kanye would share joint custody of their four children. Kim and Kanye maintain separate bank accounts.

"Kim is completely focused on her family and protecting her kids right now, they’re so young," a source told Page Six.

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"She's doing well, she doesn't want this to impact on the kids, so it's business as normal with them. Her sisters have been helping out and the kids have been with their cousins. They don’t want the kids to feel that anything is wrong, but of course, they want their father."

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Dr. Dre, real name Andre Young, is requesting his pre-nuptial agreement be enforced in his divorce from wife Nicole Young.

Nicole, 50, filed for divorce in June after 24 years of marriage. Nicole, who shares two adult children with Dre, cited irreconcilable differences in her divorce paperwork. The couple married on May 25, 1996.

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Dr. Dre's net worth is estimated to be around $800 million after he sold his Beats by Dre audio products to Apple Inc. for $3 billion in cash in 2014.

Nicole's lawyer cited irreconcilable differences in her petition to end the couple's marriage, and now Dre, 55, has responded to the divorce petition via top celebrity divorce attorney Laura Wasser.

In the new paperwork, obtained by TMZ, Dre notes the date of separation as March 27, 2020 shortly after the coronavirus lockdown began.

Dre said he has no issue paying spousal support, but he wants the pre-nup enforced to protect his assets.

The mega producer is seeking to have any division of property made in accordance with their pre-nup, which was not mentioned in Nicole's divorce documents.

California is a community property state, meaning couples are entitled to equal distribution of assets acquired during a marriage.

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Dre has a total of 6 children, including a son named Marcel with singer Michel'le. He fathered his first child when he was 16 years old.

This is the 2nd divorce for Nicole, who was previously married to former NBA player Sedale Threatt.

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Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain has died apparently from complications related to COVID-19. Cain, 74, was hospitalized earlier this month after attending a Trump rally in June.

Cain's website announced his passing on Friday morning.

Cain had attended President Trump's rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Cain's team said he was informed that he had tested positive on June 29. His team added: "There is no way of knowing for sure how or where Mr. Cain contracted the coronavirus.

Cain was hospitalized in Atlanta on July 1.

Uninformed Twitter users bashed conservatives and others who refuse to wear face masks during the coronavirus pandemic.

"Herman Cain died because of his blind loyalty to Trump. He made a decision to attend," a Twitter user wrote.