Star Passion

A Texas parole board on Thursday denied the parole request of a man whose gender identity is being challenged by Texas authorities.

Passion Star, whose real name is Joshua Zollicoffer, has already served 13 years of a 20-year prison sentence for aggravated kidnapping.

He claims to be a transgender “woman” who is subjected to repeated rapes, sexual harassment and abuse in the men’s prison system.

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Christina Milian and Violet

Singer-turned-reality TV star Christina Milian responded to criticism about her 5-year-old daughter Violet Nash‘s excessive hair weave on Instagram.com.

Milian took Violet to meet her bestie Zendaya Coleman at the Inaugural World AIDS Day Benefit on Tuesday night.

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Barack Obama

Within hours after 2 jihadists shot up a San Bernardino facility killing 14 people and wounding 17, President Barack Obama was blaming America’s gun violence.

“We have a pattern now of mass shootings in this country that has no parallel anywhere else in the world,” said Obama, who visited the site of a mass murder in Paris just this week.

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Skye and Jamal Lyon

Fox TV’s soap opera musical “Empire” hit rock bottom in the ratings last night. According to TVbytheNumbers, only 9.1 million viewers tuned in to watch the midseason break on Wednesday night. That’s a drop of over 2 million viewers in one week!

Empire saw its biggest drop in the all-important adult 18-49 ratings point per household (3.2). Last week’s ratings point was 4.4!

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