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Jaden Smith was seen earlier this week displaying the middle finger to the paparazzi. Later, he appeared in public with angry bodyguards who also used the angry gesture toward paparazzi. Jaden chose not to a face covering at the mall while standing in front of a sign reading that face coverings are required at all times.
 

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Nelly and his dance partner Daniella Karagach were seen leaving DWTS practice at the dance studio on Tuesday.
 

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Jeannie Mai is seen arriving at the 'Dancing with the Stars' studios in Los Angeles, California.
 

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Skai Jackson was all smiles as she heads in to work on Wednesday morning. She met up with dance pro Alan Bersten at the dance studio. Skai dressed appropriately in a whit t-shirt with "go vote" on the front.
 

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Fierce runway models strut their stuff during the Koche Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on Tuesday, September 29, in Paris, France. Most fashion events are being held outdoors during the fading COVID-19 pandemic.
 

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French actress Karidja Touré attends the Etam Womenswear Spring/Summer 2021 runway show as part of Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France. Karidja is best known for her role in Girlhood (French title Bande de filles).

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A 36-year-old man has been charged with the shooting of two Los Angeles County Shriff's deputies during an ambush earlier this month in Compton.

Deonte Lee Murray was charged with 2 counts of attempted murder in the September 12 ambush as they sat in their squad car outside a Metro bus station.

Murray has a long criminal history that includes attempted murder, gang-related crimes and weapons offenses.

The motive is believed to be "gang rivalry" with members of the Sheriff's department.

Murray is Black, 5-foot-7, and weighs 190 pounds.

Sheriff Alex Villanueva (pictured above) announced that public outrage over the shooting sparked private donations had pushed the reward for the suspect's capture to nearly $700,000.

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Both deputies, a 31-year-old woman and 24-year-old man, were shot multiple times, but have since been released from the hospital.

Murray was arrested Sept. 15 after being accused of shooting a man during a carjacking on Sept. 1 in Compton.

According to investigators, he shot the carjack victim in the leg and stole his black Mercedes sedan, which he used for his getaway. Murray was arrested following a high-speed car chase and standoff, authorities said.

Bail is set at $1.24 million. If convicted on all charges, Murray faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years to life in state prison.
 

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Activist Angela Davis (center) and actors Mahershala Ali (left) and Tip "T.I." Harris (right) have been added to the cast of HBO's special "Between the World and Me."

The special, being produced under strict COVID-19 guidelines, combines elements of documentary footage and readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates's New York Times best-selling book.

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Coates' novel, published in 2015, is written as a letter to his teenage son. The book recounts Coates's experiences growing up in Baltimore's inner city and his fear of daily violence against the Black community.

Other new cast members include Mimi Jones, Ledisi, Greg Alvarez Reid, Nate Smith and Olivia Washington, according to The Wrap.

The full cast includes Angela Bassett, Alicia Garza, Jharrel Jerome, Marc Bamuthi Joseph, Ledisi, Janet Mock, Jason Moran, Joe Morton, Wendell Pierce, Phylicia Rashad, Mj Rodriguez, Kendrick Sampson, Yara Shahidi, Nate Smith, Tariq "Black Thought" Trotter, Courtney B. Vance, Pauletta Washington, Susan Kelechi Watson, Michelle Wilson and Oprah Winfrey.

The special event is set to premiere on HBO on November 21, 2020 at 8 p.m. EST/PT.

Watch the HBO teaser below.
 

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An alleged pedophile secretly hid in an underage girl's closet for one month before he was discovered by the girl's parents.

Jonathan Rossmoine, 36, met the 15-year-old girl on social media and hid in a closet in her bedroom to avoid detection by her parents, according to Fox 13 News.

The girl reportedly told Rossmoine she was 18. When they met for the first time, the girl allegedly confessed that she was 18 years old. The suspect drove multiple times from his home in Louisiana to Florida to have sex with the girl in the family's Spring Hill home.

Rossmoine was discovered hiding in the girl's closet after her parents heard voices coming from the girl's bedroom.

He was arrested and charged with four counts of lewd and lascivious behavior, and one count of traveling across state lines to meet a minor for indecent purposes.

"He and the young lady came up with the idea that he could just stay in her room if he hid in the closet whenever the parents came in," Hernando County Sheriff's Office Detective Tom Cameron said.

"They kept the bedroom door closed and locked and whenever someone came to the door it gave them an opportunity to run and hide in the closet and open up the door to where maybe she was changing or something."

Authorities said Rossmoine admitted that he and the girl had sex a number of times in his van, which he had parked near her home, Crime Online reported.

Child experts advise parents to limit their child's access to smartphones and the internet.

"Kids can be doing things under our noses and in your house that you might not be aware of that could shock you," child psychologist Dr. Wendy Rice told Fox 13.

"Get the electronics out of the bedroom. That is key. None of us really need to be sleeping with our phones next to our beds and least of all teens."

Child advocacy groups are lobbying lawmakers to fine social media platforms that allow children to register accounts.

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Kentucky AG Daniel Cameron has asked a judge to delay releasing documents in the Breonna Taylor case.

Cameron told the court he needed another week to prepare the transcripts and audio recordings for release.

In a statement, Cameron said he needed time to "redact personal identifiers of any named person, and to redact both names and personal identifiers of any witnesses, including addresses and phone numbers."

Cameron's request comes a day after he agreed to immediately release transcripts and recordings of his instructions to the grand jury.

The attorney general agreed to the judge's order after a male juror filed a motion on Monday demanding the transcript be released to the public.

The unnamed juror filed the motion seeking release of the documents because he believed Cameron misled the public.

A lawyer representing the juror said the grand jury was not given the option of charging Louisville Metro Police Sgt. Jonathan Mattingly and Detective Myles Cosgrove.

The 12-member jury was only asked to consider possible charges against Detective Brett Hankison, who was fired in June and was indicted by the grand jury for 3 counts unrelated to Taylor's death.

The juror also took issue with Cameron's assertion that the grand jurors "agreed" with his team's investigation.

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Serena Williams abruptly withdrew from the French Open, citing an Achilles heel injury that made it difficult to walk.

Williams withdrew from the French Open three weeks after losing her best chance for a 24th Grand Slam championship at the U.S. Open in New York.

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On Wednesday, Williams, 38, announced she was withdrawing from the French Open and is "struggling to walk" due to the severity of the injury.

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"I really wanted to give an effort here. It's my Achilles that didn't have enough time to properly heal after the (US) Open," Williams said at a press conference. "I was able to get it somewhat better, but just looking long term in this tournament -- will I be able to get through enough matches? For me, I don't think I could. Struggling to walk, so that's kind of a telltale sign I should try to recover."

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Vanessa Bryant, widow of the late NBA legend Kobe Bryant, shared a photo of herself cuddling Win Russell, the 2-month-old son of Ciara and Russell Wilson.

"The sweetest," Russell commented on the post. "We love you Auntie V!"

Vanessa, 38, is close friends of Ciara and Russell. She recently gushed about her "amazing friends" in late August.

Vanessa and the Wilsons became closer after Kobe and Vanessa's daughter, Gianna, died in a fiery helicopter crash in Calabasas, Calif. in January.

Kobe and Vanessa also shared daughters Natalia, 17, Bianka, 3, and Capri, 1.

In August, Ciara shared a photo of herself posing with Vanessa and her daughters Bianka and Capri.

"Seeing you and the girls smile makes my heart smile," wrote Ciara, 34.

"You're the toughest mama I know. Seeing you put one foot forward each day is admirable.

"It ain't easy, but if I know one thing, Mamba Queen's capable of it all. Love you V. @VanessaBryant. #MambaDay".

 

Vanessa posted the same photo on her Instagram account. She captioned the image:

"It takes a village. Thank you to all my loving family, amazing friends and wonderful fans for your love and support. One day at a time."

 

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Trump supporter and conservative activist Kingface has passed away at age 38. Kingface, real name Larry Henry, was hospitalized months ago with an acute kidney infection.

The community activist slipped into a coma in a New York City hospital. He died on Tuesday, September 29.

Henry's fellow conservative Rob Smith confirmed Henry's death in a Facebook post.

Fellow activist Bryson Gray tweeted: "RIP TO KINGFACE. One of the realest people I've ever met. He was the first person in the MAGA movement to post my music on Instagram. His video is the reason I bought the 'Big MAGA hat'. He was the first person to let me perform with him during blexit. RIP."

Henry is survived by his wife, Marion Krouser. An ex-girlfriend claimed she contracted HIV from Henry.

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Conservative activist Bevelyn Beatty reacted to last night's first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden.

Bevelyn and her crew noticed the disparities when Wallace constantly interrupted Trump and allowed Biden to slide after he called Trump names such as "clown" and "fool".

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Bevelyn made national news when she was arrested earlier this year for defacing a Black Lives Matter mural in front of Trump Tower in New York City.

"How many of y'all wanted to jump through the TV and choke the mediator - or whatever he is?" she asked her audience on Tuesday night.

She agreed that Trump was "ganged on" by Wallace and Biden during the debate. "He was debating two people at one time, but he still held his ground," Beatty said.

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Bevelyn and her 2-woman crew regretted not praying for Trump prior to the start of the debate.

"You know what? I'm gonna encourage my fellow Christians... to start praying for our candidate [before the next debate]," she said. "Because the system is so rigged against this man and it's clear as day... Even Stevie Wonder can see this!"

Viewers were undecided over who won last night's debate. At least one person in CNN's focus group thought Biden won decisively.

Watch Bevelyn's review of the Trump-Biden debate below
 

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CNN anchor Dana Bash summed up last night's debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Joe Biden as a "shitshow."

The first debate between Trump and Biden took place Tuesday night at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio.

Millions tuned in to see whether Biden, 77, would hold his own against 74-year-old Trump, who was predicted to crush Biden in a seemingly one-sided debate.

But the unexpected happened.

In contrast to 2016, when a confident, self-assured Trump stalked debate challenger Hillary Clinton onstage, Trump seemed nervous and anxious at times last night.

Biden was clearly more prepared with his answers to moderator Chris Wallace's questions.

The Fox News host, who is a registered Democrat, faced criticism after the debate for showing favoritism toward Biden.

Wallace, the son of "60 Minutes" icon Mike Wallace, constantly chastised Trump for talking over Biden.

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"I guess I'm debating you, not him. But that's okay," Trump told Wallace.

Wallace faced fierce backlash from conservatives and his own colleagues over his apparent bias in favor of Biden.

The numbers don't lie: Wallace interrupted Trump 76 times, while interrupting Biden only 15 times.

At one point, when Trump attacked Biden for criticizing his administration's response to the fading coronavirus pandemic, Wallace jumped in to defend Biden.

Trump slammed Biden for claiming he attended Delaware State University, a historically Black college.

"Did you use the word 'smart?'" Trump asked Biden. "So you said you went to Delaware State, but you forgot the name of your college. You didn't go to Delaware State. You graduated either the lowest or almost the lowest in your class. Don't ever use the word 'smart' with me. Don't ever use that word."

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Later, Wallace chided Trump for bringing up Biden's drug-addled son, Hunter Biden. But Wallace was silent as Biden called Trump names such as "clown" and "fool".

During one sequence, Wallace allowed Biden to speak for nearly 2 minutes uninterrupted. But when it was Trump's turn to rebut Biden, Wallace constantly interrupted Trump and wouldn't let him finish.

During another heated exchange between Trump and Wallace, Biden called Trump a "clown" and told him, "shut up, man".

Former journalist Dan Rather called Trump a "bully" for running over Wallace and Biden like road kill.

Actor James Woods tweeted that Wallace was "shamelessly biased".

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade questioned his colleague's bias on Twitter.

"Why is @JoeBiden allowed to interrupt? @realDonaldTrump is not."

And conservative activist Candace Owens questioned why Wallace asked Trump to condemn white supremacists, but didn't ask Biden to condemn Antifa, who are burning down cities and killing people.

Most American viewers were undecided when asked to choose who won last night's debate. But Hispanic Telemundo News viewers were unanimous in their decision.

Watch the full Trump-Biden debate below.