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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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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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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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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."

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Kevin Hart was discharged from a hospital and transferred to a residential rehabilitation facility 10 days after he underwent emergency back surgery.

Sources tell PEOPLE Hart was "in good spirits" after undergoing surgery to fuse his spine that was fractured in three places during a serious car crash on Sept. 1.

The 40-year-old Jumanji star was transferred to a rehab facility for intensive physical therapy to help him walk again.

He was spotted leaving L.A.'s Northridge Hospital Medical Center in a wheelchair before being loaded into a van for the trip to the rehab facility.

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"I'm grateful to be alive," he reportedly told an unidentified source who spoke to TMZ.

The comedian was a passenger in his vintage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver lost control and the vehicle careened down an embankment on the night of Sept. 1.

Hart underwent emergency surgery on Sept. 2. He was said to be in extreme pain and on potent intravenous painkillers.

He is expected to spend up to 4 months in rehab before heading home to continue his physical therapy.

Hart reportedly pressured his team to downplay the seriousness of his back injury because he has movies and TV projects in production.

In a 911 audio obtained by TMZ, a woman believed to be Hart's wife Eniko, 35, told a dispatcher he couldn't walk and he was "not coherent" approximately an hour after the crash.

TMZ reports Hart’s car will be disassembled by the California Highway Patrol to assist in their investigation of the crash.

The results of their investigation may help change vehicle safety laws and require dealerships to install safety harnesses and airbags when selling vintage cars.

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I know some of you are tired of hearing about Malik Yoba's transgender proclivities, but he's still trending and Sandrarose.com covers news and gossip.

Yoba and NBJC Director David Johns (far left) were invited guests on The Breakfast Club on Tuesday. Yoba, 51, brought along his guests, trans activist Carmen Carrera (2nd from left), and healthcare Worker Nala Simone (2nd from right) to discuss transgender issues.

As you know, Yoba is getting backlash for admitting he is attracted to MTF trans, and for urging heterosexual men to consider bedding MtF trans, since, Yoba insists, they are women too.

Johns got the conversation popping by reminding Charlamagne and DJ Envy that they have entertained homophobia and transphobia on The Breakfast Club.

Watch the video below to see how that conversation went.
 

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Sean Combs and his muse, Lori Harvey are so busy trolling social media that they forgot how quickly rumors get started.

Instagram bloggers posted paparazzi photos of Sean Combs rubbing the 22-year-old Atlanta socialite's belly, and before you know it, rumors swirled that she was pregnant by the 50-year-old music mogul.

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People keep forgetting who Lori's mother is - and how she would never allow her baby to be knocked up by a man old enough to be her father.

Naturally, the rumor took on a life of its own, because social media users believe everything they read.

To silence the rumors, Lori posted snaps of her flat tummy on her Instagram account.

She also took the opportunity to make some quick cash by plugging a flat tummy tea.

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"Green juice every day keeps your skin clear and tummy flat," she wrote in the caption of one photo.

"Christian Dior Denim," she wrote in her most recent pic.

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Lori and Sean appear to be enjoying all the attention their stunts generate on social media.

Lori is desperate for fame, and Sean is desperate to stay relevant. Together they make quite an attention-seeking couple.

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No pro athlete is more dedicated to "Taco Tuesdays" than LeBron James. The NBA star has made Taco Tuesdays a family tradition in the James home. So it's only fitting that he apply to trademark the name. Right?

But one Mexican restaurant is protesting LeBron trademark filing because it might hurt their business.

According to documents obtained by The Blast, a company named Taco Tuesday, Inc. filed a letter of protest against James after he tried to trademark "Taco Tuesday."

Taco Tuesday Mexican Grill is located in Wood Dale, Illinois and has been serving up delicious Mexican food since April 2016.

In a letter filed with the trademark office, TTI claims the restaurant "specializes in taco sales," and has spent a significant amount of cash operating and marketing their business under the Taco Tuesday name.

The restaurant's marketing efforts paid off with featured appearances on the "Chicago's Best" TV show and social media shout outs.

TTI is worried that if LeBron trademarks the name they may lose their restaurant and their livelihood.

"Protestor's company would be crippled if precluded from using its own business name in Internet marketing channels," the letter stated.

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Good news, Xscape fans: your favorite girl group will stay together to record one final album. The news comes just days after Tameka "Tiny" Harris announced she was departing the group to go solo.

Kandi Burruss' mom, Mama Joyce shared the news with her followers on Instagram.com.

"They still have one album left. The four of them, they started in my basement and I feel that they still have another album in them."

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Kandi said she was caught off guard by her mother's announcement.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta star said:

"Obviously she put us on the spot but, I mean. I guess we gon' grant her her wish. I didn't know what to say but at the same time, she put it out there, my group members are here. We gon' make it happen. We gon' figure it out."

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Tameka added, "Yeah, when everybody schedule get together we gon' get in that studio."

Tameka is booked to perform solo at nightclubs and lounges around Atlanta. She shocked fans by saying she was going solo after 26 years with the Atlanta based group.

Xscape burst on the scene in 1993 with hit songs "Just Kickin' It", "Love on My Mind" and "Understanding" off their critically acclaimed debut album, Hummin' Comin' at 'Cha.

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Viola Davis has a new gig as brand ambassador and the official face of French cosmetics giant L'Oreal Paris.

Executives at L'Oreal announced the Oscar-winning actress will be the official face of Age Perfect, one of her first beauty campaigns, WENN.com reports.

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"As a young girl, I wasn't always told that I was smart, beautiful, or worthy," the 54 year old said in a statement accompanying the announcement.

"I worked tremendously hard to get where I am today, overcoming feelings of doubt to become a woman who truly believes I am 'worth it' in every way. I believe it's so important to build confidence in women from a young age... To now be part of a brand that has been championing women's worth for more than 40 years and to use my voice to help empower others is truly surreal."

Viola joins a roster of diverse spokespeople, including Celine Dion, Dame Helen Mirren, Eva Longoria, Elle Fanning, Aja Naomi King, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, and Camila Cabello, among others, who have represented L'Oreal Paris.

The Fences star will appear in TV, print and digital advertising campaigns for Age Perfect, beginning later this month.

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Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez walked the red carpet at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada on Sunday. The 50-year-old singer and dancer plays a stripper in the movie.

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Keke Palmer posed at the 44th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto on Sunday.

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Actress Constance Wu laughed out loud at a reporter's joke during the the 44th Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto.

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Jennifer Lopez's new movie Hustlers opens in theaters everywhere this weekend.

The movie is about a group of criminal minded strippers who conspire to rob their customers by stealing their credit cards and running up massive bills.

The movie, which is based on a true story, also stars Keke Palmer, 26, Cardi B, 26, and Lizzo, 31.

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But there is one fact in the movie that doesn't ring true in real life: Jennifer Lopez plays one of the strippers.

Lopez turned 50 in July.

J-Lo may be able to sell out arenas, but if all she did was take her clothes off (no singing), her arena tour would flop.

Lopez has the money and the resources to nip and tuck her body until the cows come home. But most 50-year-old women aren't as fortunate.

50-year-old women in menopause are not stripper material. 40-year-old strippers are rare. 50-year-old strippers in the club are unheard of.

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There's a reason why age restrictions are in place at most strip clubs.

Men are the reason strip clubs exist. They drive the most revenue. Without men, strip clubs would be a thing of the past.

Men's brains are wired to be attracted to younger women of childbearing age. They pay to see firm perky breasts and a perfect round ass.

Watching a middle aged stripper is like watching your mom take her clothes off for money. Men do have some standards when it comes to strippers.

That's not to say that a young man won't date a woman old enough to be his mother. But the older woman is usually rich or willing to financially support a broke, lazy man.

When a man patronizes a strip club, he is there to fulfill a sexual fantasy and to fantasize about the women on stage.

It's kinda hard to fantasize about a 50-year-old stripper - even if she's drop dead gorgeous like Jennifer Lopez.

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Kevin Hart is on a long road to recovery after injuring his spine in a serious single car crash in Calabasas, California.

A surgeon fused the 40-year-old comedian's back after his spine was fractured in three places, and now Hart will be transferred to a rehabilitation facility where he will remain for 4 months.

Hart's camp originally said he did not injure his spinal cord, but sources say Hart did suffer an injury to his spinal cord that affects his mobility from the waist down.

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Hart's family, including his wife Eniko and children will take active part in his physical therapy.

A source tells The Blast Hart needs at least 4 months of physical therapy before he will be able to walk onto a movie set.

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Sources close to the situation tell The Blast Hart needs intensive physical therapy at a rehab facility where he can be monitored closely.

The Jumanji star is reportedly in extreme pain and is still dependent on potent painkillers.

According to The Blast, as soon as doctors and physical therapists determine Hart is stable enough to do the physical therapy in an outpatient environment, he will be released from the rehab facility.

Hart routinely updated his social media with photos and videos that showed him working out or running in marathons.

"It helps that he was physically in such great shape," one source told The Blast.

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Wendy Williams is having a hard time finding a man to commit to a relationship after filing for divorce from her cheating husband, Kevin Hunter.

The daytime talk show Diva told Watch What Happens Live host Andy Cohen she's not dating one man, but many men.

"I see many men," the 55-year-old single mom said when asked if she's still dating the doctor she was seeing over the summer.

 

Wendy is having a difficult time finding a suitable mate because eligible single men who are heterosexual are in short supply.

And the male brain is wired to be attracted to younger women of childbearing age.

Unfortunately, Wendy's childbearing years are behind her. She is a proud mom to a son, 19-year-old Kevin Hunter, Jr., who is away at college.

Wendy told Cohen she will definitely have a prenuptial agreement if she ever gets married again.

Williams also addressed her off-again, on-again friendship with reality TV star Nene Leakes, according to Page Six.

"I called her up. I was like, 'Look, I don't know what your problem is with me, or me with you, but where are you now? Let's have dinner,'" Wendy recalled. "I talked to Nene earlier today."
 

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The fallout continues for Malik Yoba after the New York Undercover actor took to his Instagram page to announce he was attracted to MtF transgenders.

According to a memo obtained by NewsOne, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., removed Yoba as spokesman for the Sigma Beta Club program, which provides counseling and guidance for pre-teen boys and teenage males.

In the memo, dated Sept. 5 and sent out to fraternity members on Thursday, the organization decided to remove Yoba after allegations were made against him by Mariah Lopez Ebony, a former transgender prostitute who claims Yoba paid for sexual favors from child sex workers.

In an interview with Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5 on Thursday, Yoba vigorously denied the allegations and threatened to sue bloggers and media outlets who ran the story.

Last year, Yoba revealed his 3 year relationship with a male to female (MtF) transgender.
 

In a lengthy post that has since been deleted, Yoba introduced his Caucasian "girlfriend" who was born a male named Brad "BJ" Hendrix.

He called BJ "the most incredible woman I've ever had the pleasure of loving. My truest reflection ever!"

He added:

"It took me 48 years to finally find my match and I’m eternally grateful for you BJ Hendrix. The last two years on this journey with you has taught me so much about myself, how to heal my childhood wounds, my capacity for growth and knowledge of self, what grace and unconditional love really looks like."

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Duchess Meghan Markle flew to New York City on a budget commercial airline to watch her bestie, Serena Williams try to win her 24th Grand Slam title in the U.S. Open women's final in Flushing, NY on Saturday.

Meghan was heavily criticized for flying on private jets with her husband Prince Harry after both have expressed environmental concerns in the past.

Williams will take on Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who needed all the tools in her powerful arsenal to defeat Switzerland's Belinda Bencic 7-6 (7-3), 7-5 in Thursday's women's quarterfinals.

Bencic, 22, knocked off the defending U.S. Open women's singles champ Naomi Osaka earlier this week.

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Williams, who is nearing retirement at age 37, easily ousted No. 5-seeded Elina Svitolina of Ukraine in the 1st women's quarterfinals match on Thursday to advance to the final.

"To be in yet another final, it seems, honestly, crazy," said Williams, a six-time U.S. Open champion. "But I don't really expect too much less."

Andreescu makes her first ever appearance in the US Open finals. Thursday's win marked her 12th consecutive victory as she became the first Canadian woman to reach the US Open finals.

The 19-year-old is the odds on favorite going into the finals against Williams.

"I don't think anyone [is] surprised," said Bencic when asked if Andreescu's run to the final was unexpected. "Honestly, she won Indian Wells, Toronto. She beat so many great players. I definitely was not surprised. I don't think anyone should be."

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Meghan and Harry, pictured with American power couple Beyonce and Jay-Z in London, were branded as hypocrites for their costly habit of flying in private jets after claiming to be advocates for the environment and campaigning against climate change.

Meghan and Harry's reps argued that the couple's private jets leave a teeny weeny carbon footprint in the earth's atmosphere. And besides that, they only flew on private jets four times in the past 2 weeks.

The British press reports that Meghan silenced her critics by catching a "last minute flight" on a "commercial airliner" out of London to NYC, but they didn't identify the airline carrier.

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Malik Yoba says he is planning to file lawsuits against bloggers and "media outlets" that ran the teen transgender prostitute story.

In an interview with Ryan Cameron on Majic 107.5 on Thursday, Sept. 5, Yoba lashed out at bloggers who ran the trans prostitute's story "without proof".

In a Facebook post titled "Surviving Malik Yoba: We had sex, when I was just a teen," Mariah Lopez Ebony said Yoba paid for sexual favors when Ebony was 13 and 16 years old.

But Yoba, 55, told Ryan he didn't even know who Ebony was.

Still, he said he was "considering" suing bloggers who ran the story - not the person who put the story out there. He claimed the scandal has already cost him money and bookings.

Yoba defended his earlier statement that he was attracted to male to female transgenders. He also dismissed critics who say he is gay or homosexual.

Yoba insisted he is not homosexual. He admitted he was molested when he was a boy. Childhood molestation is a common link among homosexuals.

He said heterosexuals gave birth to transgenders, which is why he wants heterosexuals to participate in a transgender workshop he's hosting at the National Trans Visibility March in Washington, D.C. later this month.

"I love all women," he said, adding that no one has slept with more women than he has.

He said he made the announcement because too many people who look like him are dying in the streets.

He said he realized he was attracted to lady boys when he was a teenager.

He also suggested his baby mama was untruthful when she said he didn't prepare her or their 2 children for his shocking revelation.

He denied her claim that he in a romantic relationship with transgender activist Carmen Carrera.
 

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Cardi B fans rejoice! Nicki Minaj is retiring to raise a family with her fiancé, Kenneth "Zoo" Petty.

The 36-year-old Barbie rapper made the surprise announcement in a tweet on Thursday, Sept. 5.

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"I've decided to retire & have my family," she wrote. "I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain't nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE."

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Rumors swirled that Minaj married Petty in a civil ceremony recently. But she dismissed the rumors.

The couple initially dated when they were both teenagers in Queens, NY. He served seven years in prison for first-degree manslaughter and was released in 2013.

The couple hooked back up in 2018. They have been inseparable ever since.

Petty, who has a criminal record, came under scrutiny for carrying a loaded weapon during an Instagram Live video.

Many pointed out that the 41-year-old ex convict came off supervised probation just last year.

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Malik Yoba is making the rounds doing radio interviews after shocking his fans by coming out as a "heterosexual" man who is attracted to male to female (MtF) transgenders.

In an interview with Atlanta's V-103 Morning culture on Wednesday, Sept. 4, Yoba told host Big Tigger that he is not a homosexual because he is attracted to "all women".

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In a separate radio interview with Claudia Jordan - host of The Morning Rush With Claudia on 105.7 in Dallas - Yoba took it a step further, saying, "I love women with breasts and penises."

During the same interview, Yoba, 55, denied paying a teenage transgender for sex 20 years ago. Both interviews are posted below.
 

 

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They say you should never kick a man while he's down. But that's precisely what the gheys are doing now that Kevin Hart is laid up in a hospital with pins stabilizing his fractured spine.

Hart, 40, fractured his back in 3 places during a serious car crash near his Calabasas, Calif. home on Sunday.

Now the comedian is being dragged on social media for daring to question why country singer Lil Nas X was apprehensive about coming out as homosexual.

Kevin and Nas both appeared on Tuesday's episode of HBO's The Shop: Uninterrupted, where the "Old Town Road" one-hit wonder was asked how he felt about publicly coming out.

But before the Atlanta native could answer, Kevin interrupted: "He said he was gay, so what?"

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The 20-year-old explained that he was taught to "hate" homosexuality, when growing up, prompting Hart to question: "Hate what? Why?"

"Come on now. If you really from the hood, you know," Nas told Hart. Nas X went on to say he is glad he came out at the peak of his career.

It isn't clear if the comedian was joking or he really didn't know that homosexuals are stigmatized - particularly Black homosexual males.

Social media users are steaming mad that Hart kept interrupting Nas X every time he attempted to explain why he was nervous about coming out.

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They took aim at the comedian and questioned why Nas X was forced to appear on the show alongside "homophobic guests".

"Kevin Hart's rage and bitterness about anything to do with gay people is so jarring," Vox writer Jenee Desmond Harris tweeted.

The Daily Beast editor-at-large Goldie Taylor added: "'He said he was gay. So what!' Kevin Hart knows exactly what the 'so what' is here and why a young black boy would closet his sexuality until he believed it was safe."

Others theorized that Hart was trying to be politically correct after he was heavily criticized last year for saying he would beat his son with a doll house if he ever came out as homosexual.

The drama comes days after NY Undercover actor Malik Yoba, 55, confessed he was attracted to male to female transgenders.

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Eddie Murphy plans to return to stand up comedy by going out on tour in 2020 after hosting Saturday Night Live for the first time in 35 years.

Murphy, 58, announced he will return to host Saturday Night Live on December 21, 2019. The long-running sketch comedy TV series helped launch his career in the 1980s.

According to Deadline.com, Murphy is rumored to be in talks with Netflix to film his stand up comedy for a series of standup specials.

Murphy's full length stand-up comedy films, Delirious (1983) and Raw (1987) documented his sold out arena tours in the 1980s.

After releasing Delirious to theaters, Murphy went on to star in hit movies including Beverly Hills Cop (1984), Coming to America (1988), Harlem Nights (1989), as well as voicing the donkey in the highly lucrative Shrek animation films.

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In the midst of his huge success as America's highest paid comedian, Murphy paused to father 5 children with his now ex-wife, Nicole Murphy.

Murphy was recently in Atlanta working on the Coming To America sequel with Arsenio Hall and SNL vet Leslie Jones.

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Kevin Hart underwent surgery to stabilize three fractures in his back following a serious car crash near his home in Calabasas, Calif. on Sunday.

A surgeon fused three fractures in his spine - two in the upper back and one lower back fracture.

The 40-year-old comedian is said to be heavily medicated and in excruciating pain.

A spinal fracture in three places may mean the patient will have good range of motion in his hands and arms but he will have trouble walking - if not paralyzed from the waist down.

But his doctors say he is expected to make a full recovery, as he didn't suffer a spinal cord injury.

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Still, the father-of-three will need physical therapy to help him walk after back surgery.

Hart and two friends were injured when his vintage 1970 Plymouth Barracuda veered off the road, flipped and landed on its roof in a ditch near Mulholland Drive just after midnight on Sunday.

Hart was able to escape the wreckage, but his wife's personal trainer and her husband - who was driving - were trapped inside. First responders used the jaws of life to cut them out of the mangled vehicle.

A passerby spotted the overturned vehicle, observed two people trapped inside, and called 911. "The roof is crushed and the car is pretty totaled," he said.

The witness told police a black SUV arrived at the scene and a man removed Hart through the shattered driver's side window.

Oddly, Hart and his security left the scene of the crash without calling 911 to help his friends.

Hart was at home when an unknown female called 911 approximately 2 hours after the crash.

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The woman made the call from inside Hart's home around 2 a.m.

In an unemotional tone she told a dispatcher Hart was "not coherent at all" and he "can't move."

That description was in contrast to information given to the news media by Hart's camp who claimed he was fine, talking and walking around after the crash.

Rumors swirled around the industry that Hart was in much worse condition than his camp was letting on.

Hart's wife Eniko was spotted outside the hospital the next day. She told Splash News that he was awake and talking and he was "going to be just fine."

Hart who is usually very active on social media has not posted an update in 4 days.

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Kevin Hart's condition is much worse than his camp revealed in the hours after he was involved in a serious car crash.

A witness told police the diminutive comedian was the first to climb out of the mangled 1970 Plymouth Barracuda that veered off the road and crashed on Sunday night.

A witness called 911 to report people stuck in the wreckage. First responders used the jaws of life to cut them out of the vehicle. But Hart was gone by the time first responders arrived just before 1 a.m. West Coast time.

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Later, an unidentified female called 911 from inside Hart's home to say the comedian was "not coherent and can't move." She said something was protruding from his spine.

The 911 call conflicts with earlier reports that Hart was fine, talking and walking around after the crash.

Hart underwent an operation to stabilize his back on Sunday.

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Tina Knowles-Lawson celebrated the 38th birthday of her favorite child, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, on Wednesday, Sept. 4.

The 65-year-old shared a loving picture of herself and her superstar daughter on Instagram, and explained how her daughter's birth helped her feel her deceased mom's love.

"38 years ago today you came into my life and i know without a shred of doubt that God sent you!!!, she began. "I had recently lost my mom and never thought that i could feel that particular kind of love again. The moment i saw you i knew that that was IT !!!!

"We've been the best of friends since then . You have brought me such Joy and pride and love and friendship !!! Your heart is as big as Texas !! You are one of the best moms ever ! And I love you soo much," Tina continued, adding heart and birthday cake emojis.

She concluded: "Have the best birthday EVER!!!! Mom."

Tina, who is also mother to singer Solange Knowles, 33, and a grandmother of four, shares her two daughters with ex-husband Mathew Knowles. The couple divorced in 2011, and she remarried in 2015 to Poltergeist actor Richard Lawson.

Some fans wondered aloud why Tina always lavishes attention on Beyonce and not Solange.

Child experts say most parents have one favorite child who they lavish with love and attention.
 

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LaShawn Daniels, the famed songwriter behind some of contemporary music's biggest hits has died at age 41. The cause of death is a car crash.

Working alongside producer Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Daniels penned hit songs for powerhouse artists such as Whitney Houston ("It's Not Right But It’s Okay"), Destiny's Child ("Lose My Breath"), Michael Jackson ("You Rock My World"), Lady Gaga & Beyonce ("Telephone"), and Brandy & Monica ("The Boy Is Mine"), among others.

His passing led to an outpouring of grief from fellow artists, music industry veterans, and fans on social media.

Daniels won a Grammy in 2004 for his first hit "Say My Name" by Destiny's Child. He was nominated for a Grammy for "Love & War" by longtime friend Tamar Braxton.

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Daniels and his wife/ manager April Daniels appeared frequently on Tamar's reality TV series, Tamar & Vince and Braxton Family Values.

Daniels' death comes just days after comedian Kevin Hart suffered a nearly career ending back injury in a car crash in Calabasas, California.

Daniels leaves behind his wife April and three sons. He will be laid to rest in his favorite kicks: a pair of throwback Air Jordans.

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One of Malik Yoba's baby mamas lashed out at the actor for not preparing her family for his transgender confession. Yoba, 51, went viral last week after he confessed he was "trans attracted."

Yoba confessed his sexual proclivities in a lengthy post on his Instagram account.

He wrote in part:

"I love ALL women AND count MYSELF among those that find themselves trans attracted and I too have felt the self imposed shame that comes with that truth but it’s time to speak up,” Yoba wrote. “It is NOT about GENITALIA OR SEX but about attraction to the soul and humanity of an individual and often the beauty that is in the courage and conviction to live ones truth! As a self identified cis heterosexual man I too am learning what it means to be trans attracted."

Most of his followers were supportive of him, but Yoba caused mass confusion when he claimed he was heterosexual.

Terry Vega is the mother of Yoba's two youngest children, Dena, now 18, and Josiah, now 17.

Vega, whose IG name is @terry1andonly, was furious at Yoba for not preparing the children for what must have been shocking news.

After acknowledging she was aware of Yoba's current trans relationship, she wrote:

"Why did you NOT have a conversation with our children and wait till last night to text our 1st born with this info. Yet you were preparing your Public months ago on IG! Our children support you and keep so much a secret of what really goes down with our family dynamic. I asked to meet you over a month ago and you have yet to make time. So here I am !! If you know better then do better! Family is first over ALL."

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Yoba posted a throwback photo of the two of them together while she was pregnant.
 

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American pop star Lizzo landed her first number 1 hit with "Truth Hurts". Lizzo, real name Melissa Viviane Jefferson, originally released the song in September 2017.

The song was featured in the Netflix film Someone Great, which premiered in April. The song was subsequently added to Lizzo's critically acclaimed 2019 LP Cuz I Love You, which debuted at No. 6 on the Billboard 200 in May.

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Lizzo performed her hit song at Jay-Z's Made In America music festival in Philadelphia on Saturday. The festival was founded by Jay-Z in 2012.

Produced by Live Nation, the festival features several stages that continuously host live music from a wide range of genres.

Beyonce and Jay-Z watched Lizzo's set from the side of the stage. Beyonce looked like she was in awe of the full figured singer.

The 31-year-old Taurus previously asked fans and music writers to stop comparing her to Beyonce.

"There will never be a next Beyoncé. And I've worked too hard to be Lizzo to just become somebody else," Lizzo explained.

Cardi B was among the stars congratulating Lizzo on her first No. 1 hit.

She tweeted: "The fact that Lizzo a couple months ago felt underestimated and now she have a #1!!!!BITCH! take that!take that ! Makes me emotional .. It's the best feeling in the world."

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Akon is once again in the news for spending lavishly on one of his 7 wives. The "Locked Up" singer reportedly paid $1 million for his wife Tricia Ana's plastic surgery. But Black Twitter says he was robbed.

MTO News spoke with a close friend of Akon's who claims the African rapper and mogul paid as much as $1,000,000 for silicone and reconstruction surgery for Tricia.

"Akon made sure that everything she had was top of the line - including whatever surgeries she had," the friend told MTO News.

Tricia, who stars with Akon in the upcoming Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood, is one of the singer's seven wives. She exchanged vows with Akon in his native Senegal a few years ago.

The 46-year-old Aries has six children with as many wives. Polygamy (one man with multiple wives) is perfectly legal in Africa.

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Akon was pictured out and about in SoHo, New York City with another one of his wives on August 22. The shapely woman appears to be in her thirties. She wore a curve-fitting sleeve dress and high heeled strappy sandals.

Akon is a record label owner, music producer and artist, best known for his hit singles including "I Wanna Love You", "Locked Up" and "Smack That".

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Lupita Nyong'o is praising the presence of intimacy coaches on sets during love scenes. The Black Panther star tells Vanity Fair magazine she's glad sexism and abuse are now hot topics in Hollywood, but she believes Hollywood can be "oversensitive" to sexism in the wake of the #MeToo and Time's Up movements.

That's why she's praising the inclusion of intimacy coaches on movie sets to help actors feel comfortable during sex scenes.

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"I'm quite happy that there is that kind of extreme change, and hopefully we find equilibrium as we move forward," the 36-year-old explained.

Nyong'o says intimacy coaches are now more commonplace on movie sets.

"In the past, when it came to physical combat, there were always consultants on set, but when it came to intimacy there was never, ever somebody present to help actors navigate that," she adds. "Now you have that, which I think is a great inclusion, and ensures that those kinds of abuses don't happen."

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As for her own real life love scenes, the bisexual star closely guards her love life, despite fans speculating over her rumored relationships with actress Tessa Thompson and singer/actress Janelle Monáe (pictured right).

"I feel like there's parts of myself that I care to share and then there are parts that I don't," Lupita explains of her desire to keep her personal life private.

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Malik Yoba's three children are being harassed after his shocking confession that he is attracted to male-to-female (MtF) transgenders.

Malik, 51, confessed he is a "trans attracted" man in a lengthy post on his Instagram account last week.

Malik returned to Instagram on Labor Day to thank his followers for their positive messages and words of encouragement.

"I want to say thank you all. All the good folks who've reached out in the last 24 hours," he said in a video. "Seeing my name, talking about 'trans attraction: Malik Yoba.' So, here's the thing. We're human beings, and we're all part of the guide body, and so, unfortunately, part of our mechanism is that we need to judge and characterize and ostracize and vilify and demonize the things we don't understand."

While the majority of his followers have been positive, the actor said his three children are receiving "foul messages" on social media ever since his revelation.

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Malik is pictured in 2011 with his children (L-R) Dena, now 18, Josiah, now 17, and Pria, now 21.

"Just because you don't understand something does not make it wrong," the actor told the trolls who are harassing his kids.

Malik encouraged his followers to join him for the transgender march on Washington in three weeks.

"September 27, 28, Washington DC, the trans visibility march in DC, I will be there doing my 'Love and Trauma workshop: The Trans Experience'," he added. "I invite you all to join."