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Elderly women everywhere were shocked at the news that actor heartthrob Billy Dee Williams came out of the closet as a "gender fluid" cross-dresser who possibly goes both ways.

"I'm a very soft person. I'm not afraid to show that side of myself," Williams said in an interview with Esquire to promote his latest film, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker.

"I never tried to be anything except myself. I think of myself as a relatively colorful character who doesn't take himself or herself too seriously,” said Williams, 82.

"And you see I say 'himself' and 'herself,' because I also see myself as feminine as well as masculine," he added.

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Williams is best known for his role in Lady Sings the Blues (1972) alongside Diana Ross, who played legendary jazz singer Billie Holiday.

The suave and debonair actor made the ladies swoon when he uttered his infamous line to Ross: "You want my arm to fall off?".

 

Williams is also known for his role as Lando Calrissian in the Star Wars trilogy.

Williams said the role he's most proud of is his Emmy-nominated performance as Gale Sayers in the 1971 TV movie Brian's Song.

"It was a love story, really," he told Esquire. "Between two guys. Without sex. It ended up being a kind of breakthrough in terms of racial division."

Gender fluid - a term unheard of before the Obama-era - is said to exist on a gender spectrum that changes with mood from day to day.

For example, someone who identifies as "gender fluid" or "non-binary" may feel they are a mix of both male or female. They may dress manly one day while sashaying in feminine wear the next.

The Obama-era ushered in new words and terms to describe old sexual preferences and sexual identities. The goal of the Obama administration's leftist angenda was to normalize and remove the stigma surrounding sexual identities, including homosexuality, cross-dressing, and pedophilia.
 

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Deyjah Harris's mother, rapper Ms. Niko, seemed to call her ex-boyfriend Tip "T.I." Harris a "narcissist" after the rapper apologized profusely for joking about accompanying his daughter to the gynecologist to make sure she was still a virgin.

"Whew chile, the narcissism," Ms. Niko wrote in a post on Instagram.com. Her followers assumed she was referring to T.I.

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Following an art therapy session in October, Ms. Niko opened up about a "lying" ex-boyfriend.

In a video on her IG page Ms. Niko displayed a drawing she made featuring 3 black vertical lines on white paper.

"This line right here represents him because his ass be lying, Ok?" she said. "And, if you notice, there's two more lines on the outside because he stay f---ing lying, Ok. He lies all. the. time." She continued: "I almost put a line right through the middle of this because he has crossed very many lines!"

T.I., 39, and his long-suffering wife, Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 44, visited Jada Pinkett Smith's Red Table Talk web series in an episode that aired on Monday, Nov. 25.

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T.I. told Jada he was joking about comments he made regarding his daughter Deyjah's annual virginity check-up.

He admits the remarks he made during a recent podcast chat were said in a "very joking manner."

"I began, from a place of truth, I began to embellish and exaggerate. People took it extremely literal. If you put any of my reputation about who I am as a father and who I’ve been, I honestly thought people knew me better than that."

The "Paper Trail" rapper decided to break his silence after friends urged him to admit he was exaggerating. But he stressed that his priority was protecting his daughter from sticky-fingered boys in heat.

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"I think that in the age or the time when our women - black women - are the most unprotected, unattended, disregarded women on the planet, I'm being criticized because I'm willing to go above and beyond to protect mine," he said in the chat, which premiered on Monday.

"Anything that is the most important thing to me in my life, I am going to deal with that with very extreme care," he continued. "And I don't understand how that is looked at as being so wrong."

FYI: Gynecologists do not perform hymen checks or Pap smears on children. A doctor would not perform a "virginity check" or "hymen check" on girl children unless there was a medical reason for the exam.

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Vivica A. Fox reacted angrily to the news that Issa Rae intends to remake the hit all-female bank heist movie Set It Off. Vivica, pictured left, told Issa to "create your own franchise" as she responded to the news that the Insecure star is working on a reboot of her 1996 crime drama.

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A young Vivica, pictured 2nd from right, starred alongside Jada Pinkett Smith, far right, Queen Latifah, far left, and Kimberly Elise, 2nd from left, in the original film, about a group of female friends who use insider information to rob Los Angeles banks.

Despite the demand for a remake of the urban classic, a Set It Off sequel was never made.

According to WENN.com, Issa, 34, is in the early stages of developing a new version of the film but, when asked about the prospect by Entertainment Tonight, Vivica was less than enthusiastic of the remake plan.

"It's a classic, leave it alone," the 55-year-old actress responded, bluntly. "There's absolutely no reason to try to redo it. It's been done, and we did it so well, that people are absolutely going to compare it to that and I think that's her taking on a tremendous chore because that film has become a cult classic and some things are just better left."

Vivica said Issa will face a massive backlash if she gets the reboot wrong: "Like, create your own franchise. If you want to do a new film of girls robbing banks, create your own thing. You can make it up to date. We did that film in 1996. We are in 2019, going into 2020. So, create your own thing because people are absolutely going to compare it to it, and she'll probably, if it's not good, they're going to slay her for it."
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris says he goes with his teenage daughter, Deyjah, to her doctor's appointments to make sure her hymen is still intact.

The 39-year-old rapper is a doting father to his children, including daughters Heiress, 3, and 18-year-old Deyjah Harris, who is increasingly popular on Instagram.

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During a recent "Ladies Like Us" podcast, the proud father said he had "the talk" with Deyjah about the birds and the bees and he happily confirmed she is still a virgin.

"Not only have we had the conversation, we have yearly trips to the gynecologist to check her hymen," he said in all seriousness. "Yes I go with her. I go with her. So let me tell you, this one time we go, I think this might have been after her 16th birthday… and this is what we do. Right after the birthday we celebrate, usually like the day after the party, she's enjoying her gifts, I put a sticky note on the door 'Gyno tomorrow 9:30,'" he added.

The rapper described a typical gynecologist visit with his daughter.

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"So we'll go and sit down and the doctor will come and talk. And the doctor is maintaining a high level of professionalism. 'Well you know sir, in order to share information…' I say 'Deyjah they want you to sign this so we can share information. Is there anything you wouldn't want me to know? Okay. See doc, ain't no problem.'"

T.I. said the doctor informed him of the various other ways a girl's hymen can be broken, such as using feminine products, playing sports, bike riding and horse riding.

"So I say look Doc, she don't ride no horses, she don't ride no bike, she don't play no sports man. Just check the hymen please and give me back my results expeditiously! But I will say as of her 18th birthday her hymen is still intact."

Even though he confirmed his daughter is intact, the promiscuous rap mogul says virgins are overrated.

"No fun. Who wants a virgin? Like, really. All that work?"

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Emma Watson revealed she sat in therapy for hours because she felt guilty about early stardom. Watson, who gained overnight fame playing Hermione Granger in Harry Potter films, was only 9 years old when fame came calling.

"I was nine years old and I was literally picked out of a line-up in my school gym that wasn't even an acting school and got the first part I ever auditioned for, and it's so bizarre and otherworldly what happened to me," said the 29-year-old Aries in a sit-down interview with British Vogue magazine..

The British-transplant wasn't prepared for early stardom and the fanatical star-struck fandom that comes with it.

"I've struggled a lot with the guilt around that. I'm like, I should be enjoying this a lot more, I should be more excited and I'm actually really struggling," she added.

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Watson trended on Twitter.com on Tuesday after coining the term "self-partnered" to describe happily single women like herself.

She is voluntarily single after dating men including fellow actors Chord Overstreet and a brief fling with Harry Potter co-star Tom Felton.

"I never believed the whole 'I'm happy single' spiel," she told the magazine. "I was like, 'This is totally spiel.' It took me a long time, but I'm very happy (being single). I call it being self-partnered."

She said she feels anxiety and pressure to get married and have a baby by the time she turns 30 on April 15, 2020.

The term "self-partnered" caught fire on Twitter.com and sparked debate between single ladies and married people who say being single is overrated.

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Niecy Nash revealed her failed marriage to second husband Jay Tucker in a post on Instagram on Wednesday. "We believe in the beauty of truth. Always have," they said in a joint statement. "Our truth is that in this season of our lives, we are better friends than partners in marriage. Our union was such a gorgeous ride. And as we go our separate ways now, we feel fortunate for the love we share—present tense."

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Two months ago, the Emmy award-winning actress gave marriage advice that turned out to be terribly wrong - for her. In an interview with ESSENCE, the 49-year-old Pisces said today's modern woman should give her husband oral sex twice a day to keep him happy and out of other women's bedrooms.

 

"You can't be all things to every area of your life at all times. You just gotta make sure it's not the same thing that's falling through the cracks every time. And you gotta keep the sex game po-po-po-poppin' no matter what!" she said.

Nash also said married women should have their own bathrooms and find a hobby that they both liked.

Unfortunately, Nash's advice didn't work out for her. The mother of three discusses her failed marriage and her domestic violence nightmare in the next episode of Uncensored, airing Sunday, Nov. 3, at 9 p.m. ET/8C. only on TV One.
 

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Rapper Tip "T.I." Harris was a guest on Tamron Hall's talk show, where he criticized the so-called "woke" and "cancel culture" that proliferates on Black Twitter.

"All this cancel culture, I think it's fake. Like Jay-Z said: 'first they hate you, then they love you, then they hate you again," T.I. said.

T.I. used Kanye West as an example of the "cancel culture" trend that seeks to silence people they don't agree with.

"You'll cancel someone like Kanye - now I don't agree with his views - there are a lot of things he say, a lot of positions and perspectives he speak from that I have no agreeance [sic] with. But that's not going to take away from the fact that he is a phenomenal artist and he makes great music," T.I. said. "But you will cancel him, but at the same time, when someone like Gucci does Blackface, then you're cool with that, so you'll keep wearing Gucci, but you'll cancel Kanye."

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During his 3rd annual Obama Foundation summit in Chicago, former President Barack Obama told young people on social media to get over themselves by reminding them that they are not perfect.

"This idea of purity and you're never compromised and you're always politically woke and all that stuff, you should get over that quickly," Obama said.

"One danger I see among young people, particularly on college campuses... There is this sense sometimes of, the way of me making change is to be as judgmental as possible about other people.

"Like if I tweet or hashtag about how you didn't do something right or used the wrong verb or then, I can sit back and feel good about myself: 'Cause, man, you see how woke I was? I called you out.' You know that's not activism, that's not bringing about change. If all you're doing is casting stones, you're probably not going to get that far. [Casting stones] is easy to do."
 

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Hip hop legend Doctor Dre opened up about losing his eyesight and a big toe in his battle with type 2 diabetes. Andre "Doctor Dre" Brown, pictured left, is best known for co-hosting television's Yo! MTV Raps with radio personality Ed Lover, right, in the 1980s. They are both pictured with Yo! MTV Raps weekend host Fab 5 Freddy, center.

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Dre was tapped by MTV producer Ted Demme, center, to co-host a weekday version of the wildly popular Yo! MTV Raps weekend show. Dre was paired with Ed Lover, and the rest is hip hop history.

Dre, of Long Island, sat down with ABC7 NY to discuss his battle with diabetes type 2, and working as a DJ, composer, talent scout, program host, actor, and book author.

Dre said he didn't take his health and obesity seriously until he was diagnosed with diabetes type 2 in the early 2000s. He underwent weight loss surgery to improve his health and mobility.

Dre is not totally blind, but he is legally blind due to the ravaging effects of diabetes on the ocular (eye) nerves and retinas.

Dre said he is working with an organization to raise awareness of diabetes and to encourage Black men to take an interest in their health.

Diabetes type 2 occurs when the body is resistant to insulin or does not produce enough insulin to push sugar (glucose) into the cells where it is burned for energy.

People who suffer from type 2 diabetes usually seek treatment because they feel hungry or thirsty all the time, are overweight, have blurred vision, and are easily fatigued (tired).

Type 1 and type 2 diabetes are potentially fatal if not treated early. Unlike type 1 diabetes, type 2 diabetes is reversible with medications, proper diet and exercise.

"Diabetes is treatable [and] you can reverse the effects of it," said Dre. "You got to stay on top [of your health], and first thing I want to say is drink water! Drink water."
 

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Since retiring from the NFL in 2011, former running back Larry Johnson is focused on spending quality time with his daughter and inspiring young people to build essential life skills through his website Motivationaledge.com.

On Friday, Oct. 25, Johnson sparked debate on social media when he tweeted:

"This fake war with Trump is to offset a social cataclysm for liberals to gain control, sign into laws, the apocalypse of perversion.

"Adults having sex with children, everyone having sex with animals. When that day comes and it will, as in the days of Sodom....Pray!"

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Johnson, 39, recently joined conservative radio host Alex Jones to discuss the culture of evil preying on innocent children. "The reason I'm bucking the system now is because I reached my rock bottom. I turned my life over to God," he told Jones.

Johnson also brought up his former friend, rapper Jay-Z, who reportedly reps the illuminati with his wife, Beyonce Knowles-Carter, 38.

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"When I was in the league I never saw any of that. I was spiritually blind at the time," Johnson says. "I didn't know that the diamond sign I was throwing up in the end zone was the illuminati pyramid sign. It was attached to Shawn Carter, which is Jay-Z... I never saw the whole baphomet worship... the devil horns, I never saw that when I was with him."

Millions of Americans woke up to the evil that lurks within the leftist liberal agenda last week, when a jury in Texas decided that a 7-year-old boy could begin taking puberty blockers to transition to a girl. But the presiding judge overturned the jury's decision.

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"Drag queen story time; they want you to accept this behavior," said Johnson. "And if you speak out against it in the church, you're the one that's - you're the square that's not [keeping up with] the times.

He added: "They're going after the children because the children are the most purest energy that's walking around on this planet. If they get to the children, all hope is lost."
 

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Tank is baffled over the homophobic responses to his statement that one man giving another man oral sex does not make either man a homosexual.

It all started when Tank sat down with The Breakfast Club's Angele Yee to promote his new album, Elevation, that dropped today (Oct 25).

Tank described a scenario in which one man samples another man's penis, and then decides it was not to his liking. In that situation, Tank says, sampling the man's penis - even twice to make sure - does not make him a homosexual.

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"He sucked a d**k once, right? Then, he's like I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Let me try it again, and then he says, 'You know what? It's not for me. Don't like the taste.' See what I'm saying?"

Tank continued: "It doesn't mean he's gay. It means he sucked d**k twice. The art of being gay is being gay. It's a continuous state of being."

The 43-year-old Capricorn dropped by The Breakfast Club on Friday to continue the discussion.

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Tank, pictured here with lesbian rapper Siya, was baffled that women are frequently given a pass when they "explore" other women's vaginas, but men are considered homosexual when they "explore" another man's penis.

"There's an exploration process. And this speaks to the double standard," said Tank. "Women are allowed to explore and play and do all of these things and they don't get boxed into a thing. And I think for men, there's a scary thing as it pertains to being gay."

Tank argued that men should be given a pass when they choose to explore another man's body in order to form an opinion on whether they prefer to go both ways.
 

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Ciara Wilson relies on her 2 minor children, son Future Zahir, 5, and daughter Sienna Princess, 2, to choose the music she releases. "They're like my little A&Rs," she told guest host Justin Hartley during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday.

The 33-year-old part-time Seattle homemaker says she relies on the intuition of her minor children to tell her whether she has a chart-topping hit on her hands.

"They let me know if something is right or if it's not. And they are like 10 for 10 with their reaction. The way you kind of know, the songs have to have the ABC element," she said.

Ciara married Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson in 2016 and they share daughter Sienna. Promiscuous rapper Future Hendrix, 35, fathered her son Future Zahir.

All parents believe their children are geniuses with above average intelligence, and Ciara is no exception.

"So when they hear a song, and they can sing it back within the next few hours or right after hearing it, you know you're onto something right. And that's how they were with songs like Level Up."

Ciara, a native of Austin, Texas who graduated from Riverdale High School in Atlanta, is best known for her chart-topping hit "Goodies" from her 2004 debut album of the same title.

Her debut album also spawned the hit singles "1, 2 Step", "Oh" and "And I".

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In 2006, Ciara's 2nd studio album Ciara: The Evolution spawned the hit singles "Get Up", "Promise", "Like a Boy" and "Can't Leave 'em Alone".

But she hasn't had much chart success since then. That's why she is fortunate to have her children help her choose new music.

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Ciara is sure her kids get their musical intuition from her. "I graduated when I was 17 years old and I was on camera going, 'I see myself having a No. 1 song on the Billboard chart and da da da,' and I was declaring what I foresaw happening or what I believed could happen."

She recalled hearing "Goodies" on the radio for the first time when she was in a fast food restaurant in Atlanta.

"My dream came true in every way I could have imagined and more."

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Tank is not backtracking from statements he made about oral sex between males. The R&B singer angered his female fans when he claimed one man giving another man oral sex does not make either man a homosexual.

The 43-year-old Capricorn made the controversial statements in a sit-down interview with The Breakfast Club co-host, Angela Yee, to promote his new album, Elevation, which drops Friday.

Tank described a scenario in which one man samples another man's penis, and then decides it was not to his liking. In that situation, Tank says, sampling the man's penis - even twice to make sure - does not make him a homosexual.

"He sucked a d**k once, right? Then, he's like I'm not sure if I liked it or not. Let me try it again, and then he says, 'You know what? It's not for me. Don't like the taste.' See what I’m saying?"

Tank continued: "It doesn't mean he's gay. It means he sucked d**k twice. The art of being gay is being gay. It's a continuous state of being."

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An unofficial poll of the comments on Twitter.com shows 98% of bio females strongly disagreed with Tank, while 100% of homosexual males were in agreement.

Tank, who has battled homosexual rumors for most of his career, did not back down as the debate continued to rage on Twitter.com on Wednesday.

Many females accused Tank of promoting homosexuality among Black males. Others assumed that this was Tank's way of easing himself out of the closet.

"Tell em to keep the smoke coming!.." he tweeted.


 

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Reese Witherspoon says it's impossible for women to avoid sexual harassment because it's been so "normalized".

The 43-year-old Legally Blonde star is producing and starring in the new Apple TV+ series The Morning Show, about a female morning show anchor whose longtime male co-host is fired over numerous allegations of sexual misconduct in the workplace.

The plot line hit close to home for Reese, as she confessed to Radio Times magazine that she has experienced sexual harassment first-hand.

"I don't think there's a woman in the world who hasn't. I've been doing this for 30 years; it was very normalized when I first started," she said in reference to the infamous casting couch environment in Hollywood.

"It was almost a condition of employment to look the other way about comments, or even things that were more egregious. That's why (The Morning Show) is really interesting - it addresses the systemic abuse of power. How did it get so out of hand?"

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The Academy Award winner is pictured with her 20-year-old daughter Ava Phillippe. She also has a 16-year-old son, Deacon Phillippe, with her first husband, Ryan Phillippe, and a son named Tennessee with her current husband, Jim Toth.

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Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was advised not to marry Prince Harry before tying the knot in a fairy tale wedding in England last year.

WENN.com reports the 38-year-old former Suits actress opened up about life as the wife of a British prince in a new documentary for ITV, Harry & Meghan: An African Journey, which aired on Sunday night, Oct. 20, in the U.K..

In the documentary, Meghan broke down when discussing the brutal treatment she received from the British tabloids and some Brits.

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Prince Harry still blames the British media for killing his mother, Princess Diana. She died in a horrific car crash when the limo she was riding in was pursued by paparazzi on motorcycles.

Meghan was introduced to Harry by a mutual friend, tennis superstar Serena Williams.

After a 2-year, long distance courtship, Harry popped the question.

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But Meghan admitted several of her close British pals warned her not to marry the prince, telling her "you shouldn't do it because the British tabloids will destroy your life".

"My British friends, they were sure he was lovely, but they said I shouldn't do it because 'the British tabloids will destroy your life'. Because I'm American I very naively didn't get it. It's complicated."

"In all fairness, I had no idea, which probably sounds difficult to understand, but when I first met Harry, my friends were so excited, my U.S. friends were happy because I was happy," Meghan said.

Meghan's life became even more complicated when she gave birth to son Archie, her and Harry's first child, in May.

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She said she struggles as a new mom being in the media spotlight. Meghan hinted that she is suffering from postpartum depression.

"Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn – you know... And especially as a woman, it's a lot."

"Also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I'm OK," she said, fighting back tears. "But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

When asked if she was "struggling," a visibly upset Meghan replied: "Yes," according to London's Daily Mail.

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Meghan Markle is feeling vulnerable, sad and lonely as an outsider in UK's royal family. The American-born Duchess of Sussex opened up about her vulnerabilities in an emotional interview with Britain's ITV Network.

Meghan said she struggles as a new mom being in the media spotlight. Her friends have all but abandoned her as they focus on their own families, their exciting jobs and social interests.

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Many women envy the Duchess, who is married to England's charming Prince Harry, a 35-year-old Virgo, who is very protective of his wife.

Meghan, a 38-year-old Leo, recently gave birth to the couple's first child, Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor, 5 months.

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But underneath her happy exterior lies a woman who is broken, sad and desperately lonely.

When asked how being in the public eye has had an impact on her psychologically, Meghan hinted that she is suffering from postpartum depression.

"Look, any woman especially when they are pregnant you're really vulnerable and so that was made really challenging, and then when you have a newborn – you know... And especially as a woman, it's a lot."

"Also thank you for asking, because not many people have asked if I'm OK," she said, fighting back tears. "But it's a very real thing to be going through behind the scenes."

When asked if she was "struggling," a visibly upset Meghan replied: "Yes," according to London's Daily Mail.

Meghan met Prince Harry through a mutual friend (tennis champ Serena Williams) at a party in London. The couple carried on a long distance love affair (she was in Canada working on the U.S. TV show, Suits).

After a 2 year whirlwind courtship, Harry popped the question and Meghan happily accepted. Their star-studded wedding was held on May 19, 2018 in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle in London.

But a year later, reality has set in like an arctic blast of cold air.

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Harry and Meghan are targets of the same British press that hounded Harry's mom, Princess Diana.

Harry recently filed a lawsuit against a British media outlet for hacking his cell phone. And Meghan is suing a newspaper for publishing a private letter sent by her estranged father.

Friends say Meghan would be happier if she and Harry packed up their son and moved to Canada or Africa.

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The couple recently returned from a 10-day tour of Africa during which the prince emotionally retraced his mother's footsteps in an old Angola minefield 22 years after her death.

The site has been converted into a residential road, affectionately known among locals as Princess Diana Street.

The ITV exclusive interview airs on Sunday at 9 p.m. local time.
 

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La La Anthony responded to social media followers who insist she can't act her way out of a paper bag.

The 40-year-old's character, Lakeisha Grant, was killed off in the recent episode of the Starz scripted TV series Power.

During an appearance on Power 105's The Breakfast Club, La La talked about getting her head blown off by co-star Naturi Naughton, who plays Tasha St. Patrick.

"If you're going to leave a show, then you want to leave a show with a bang, literally," she said. "You want people to talk about it. You don't just want to disappear, and nobody cares about it. I feel like this is a moment people will always talk about."

But La La's tone changed when discussing fans hating on her acting.

She challenged her haters to do better, saying:

"You got to be worried when people aren't talking. My thing is that… I'm doing it. So, if I couldn't do it, then why am I doing it? If you can do it better then why you not getting the [acting] jobs I'm getting?"

She also talked about her new role on Lena Waith's The Chi.

"These people aren't just giving me jobs because I'm me. They can hire anyone. They're giving me jobs because I go in there and I put the work in. And I also bring a following with me. I have almost 10 million followers on Instagram. People watch what I do. What's the point of having these great shows if nobody's watching them? You want people to watch. So, If you can do it better then you bring your 10 million followers and you do what I do."

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La La said she didn't allow her 12-year-old son, Kiyan, to watch the series but she was comfortable letting him watch her die in the last episode.
 

 

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Khloe Kardashian admits it's nearly impossible to co-parent daughter True Thompson with her ex-fiancé Tristan Thompson.

Khloe admitted it's a constant struggle to remain cordial with Tristan for the sake of her little girl.

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The 35-year-old reality TV star began dating the 28-year-old NBA star in 2016, after moving her things out of the bedrooms of NBA star James Harden and rapper French Montana (not in that order).

The socialite ended her relationship with Tristan after she discovered bloggers were right about his cheating ways and his insatiable appetite for strippers.

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The last straw was when he cheated on Khloe with former family personal assistant Jordyn Woods.

During an interview on Jay Shetty's "On Purpose" podcast, Khloe revealed it's "not easy" to be on friendly terms with Tristan.

"Oh, it's hard. It's not easy for me. You know, it would be easier for me to keep my daughter away... but he never hurt True," Khloe explained. "Him and I have our own relationship and then Tristan and True have theirs, and I will never come in between that. I don't believe in that."

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Khloe looks to her sister Kourtney (pictured with son Mason) and Kourtney's ex Scott Disick for inspiration when it comes to co-parenting their children.

"I want to show my daughter it's OK and it's a beautiful thing to also forgive her dad," Khloe continued. "He's a great person. Maybe him and I weren't compatible in that way, but that's OK. I always want True to be surrounded by love and I know babies feel energy, we feel energy and I just want her to always feel bliss as much as I can."

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The single mom revealed she's not ready to throw herself back onto the dating scene just yet.

"I haven't jumped into dating. I don't care to date right now," she insisted. "I'm not in a rush for it. I feel so good in my life and I don't really need much else. So, something that I'm focusing on is just making sure that I process everything."

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Effeminate musician Pharrell Williams is featured on the cover of GQ magazine's 'New Masculinity' issue.

In GQ's November issue Pharrell Williams apologizes for his masculinity and says he was "embarrassed" for perpetuating rape culture in his 2013 hit "Blurred Lines".

"Some of my old songs, I would never write or sing today. I get embarrassed by some of that stuff," the 46-year-old Aries said.

"It just took a lot of time and growth to get to that place... I think 'Blurred Lines' opened me up. I didn't get it at first. Because there were older white women who, when that song came on, they would behave in some of the most surprising ways ever. And I would be like, wow. They would have me blushing. So when there started to be an issue with it, lyrically, I was like, What are you talking about? There are women who really like the song and connect to the energy that just gets you up. And I know you want it - women sing those kinds of lyrics all the time. So it's like, What's rapey about that?"

The father of four said he realized that men use the same sort of language when taking advantage of biological women.

"...and it doesn't matter that that's not my behavior. Or the way I think about things. It just matters how it affects women. And I was like, Got it. I get it. Cool. My mind opened up to what was actually being said in the song and how it could make someone feel."

 

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Jeannie Mai believes she has found the love of her life in Atlanta rapper Jeezy, real name Jay Wayne Jenkins, 42.

The Real co-host gushed about Jeezy in Wednesday's episode.

"I am not blaming my ex for the things that he barely came through to do," Mai, 40, told her co-hosts, Loni Love, Adrienne Bailon Houghton and Tamera Mowry as well as guest-host Tisha Campbell.

Mai, who broke into tears, said her standards were low for her marriage to Freddy Harteis, 42.

"We can go into a whole counseling session on why I only gave myself the bare minimum," she said before adding she doesn't place all of the blame on her ex.

She suggested that there was an element of jealousy in their marriage and that her TV success may have made Harteis feel inadequate.

"When [Harteis] said things like 'good for you' or 'that's cool,' I'm like, that's great, he supports me! That to me is my standard of support."

She said it wasn't until she met Jeezy that she realized she deserved more.

"I didn't even know until my new relationship that something as basic..." Mai said as she broke down crying.

"I'm not crying to feel bad. It was just so touchy. But even something as basic as like at his birthday party, he left his own birthday to drive me to the airport," Mai said of the "Put On" rapper. "He was like 'are you kidding?' I want to see you off.'"

"You can blame [your exes] but just be mindful of your standards," Mai cautioned the audience.

Mai said she upgraded herself when she met Jeezy, a Libra who has a history of failed relationships with women.

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Oprah Winfrey says she has "not had one regret" over her decision not to marry Stedman Graham or have children.

Oprah met the love of her life, Stedman Graham, at a charity event in 1986, after enduring years of failed relationships with emotionally unavailable and married men.

Oprah was so distraught over losing one boyfriend, that she got on her knees and begged him to stay.

"I thought I was worthless without him. The more he rejected me, the more I wanted him. I felt depleted, powerless. At the end, I was down on the floor on my knees groveling and pleading with him" she said.

The men Oprah has loved and lost included Roger Ebert and John Tesh, who broke up with her over the pressure of being in an interracial relationship.

In the latest issue of People Magazine, the 65-year-old media mogul insisted she's glad she and Stedman, 68, didn't tie the knot, because it would never last.

"No question about it - we would not stay married, because of what that would have meant to him, and I would have had my own ideas about it," The Color Purple star shared. "I have not had one regret about that."

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Of her decision to not have children, she said: "At one point in Chicago I had bought an additional apartment because I was thinking, 'Well, if we get married, I'm going to need room for children'.

Oprah admitted she didn't possess "the depth of responsibility and sacrifice that is actually required to be a mother."

She encountered many "messed up people" while working on The Oprah Winfrey Show. People who made her aware of her own inadequacies, which discouraged her from starting her own family.

"I realized, 'Whoa, I'm talking to a lot of messed up people, and they are messed up because they had mothers and fathers who were not aware of how serious that job is,'" Oprah said. "I don't have the ability to compartmentalize the way I see other women do."

The TV mogul filled the void through her philanthropic efforts. She's donated tens of millions of dollars to HBCU schools, including a $13 million donation to Morehouse College earlier this week.

"I also believe that part of the reason why I don't have regrets is because I got to fulfill it in the way that was best for me: the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa," she said.

"Those girls fill that maternal role that I perhaps would have had. In fact, they overfill — I’m overflowed with maternal."

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Lupita Nyong'o believes race is a "social construct" because, growing up in Kenya, she never thought of herself as "Black".

The 36-year-old Pisces was born in Mexico but raised in Kenya, which gave her a different perspective on race and racism in Black America.

She tells BBC Newsnight that she still experienced "colorism" prejudice due to having darker skin. But it was only after she arrived in the U.S. that she saw how people were divided by race.

"Race is a very social construct, one that I didn't have to ascribe to on a daily basis growing up," she says. "As much as I was experiencing colorism in Kenya, I wasn't aware that I belonged to a race called Black."

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She said she only realized she was Black when she moved to America, "because suddenly the term Black was being ascribed to me and it meant certain things that I was not accustomed to."

Lupita says she was once told she was "too dark" to appear on TV, and that she was not as pretty as her sister, who had lighter skin.

"I definitely grew up feeling uncomfortable with my skin color because I felt like the world around me awarded lighter skin," the Black Panther star explains.

As a result, she believes Americans favor lighter skin even among those who are Black.

"We still ascribe to these notions of Eurocentric standards of beauty, that then effect how we see ourselves among ourselves," she adds.

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Kanye West loved socialite Kim Kardashian before he even met her. The famed music producer says he had a "magnetic attraction" to Kim when the couple first met 10 years before they started dating.

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In a new episode of the docuseries E! True Hollywood Story, airing on Sunday, Oct. 13, Kanye recalled the early days of their romance. The 42-year-old rapper gushed about the strong chemical attraction he felt for his "loving" and "courageous" future wife.

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"Every time I was around her or I saw her, it was a magnetic attraction to this force of energy," West says in a clip from the segment. "She was good, pure, happy, loving, brave, courageous, strong."

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The animal attraction wasn't as strong for Kim. The 38-year-old Libra reveals that her path kept crossing the rapper's before she deemed him worthy of dating in 2012.

"We just always kept connecting and coming into each other's lives," she adds. "And, then he invited me to Paris to his fashion show and that's when it happened. That's when we started our relationship. "I was like, 'S--t! Why didn't this happen sooner?' It was just right."

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The couple tied the knot on May 24, 2014. They share four children - two by IVF and a surrogate. The brunette beauty recalls Kanye was initially discouraged from being associated with her.

"Everyone would tell him, 'You can't be with her. She's a reality star. She's gonna sink your career'," she recalls. "And, he was just like, 'But I love her. I don't care'."
 

 

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Lil Nas X used to pray that being homosexual was just a phase he was going through. The one-hit wonder came out as ghey during the peak of his brief career as a chart-topping country rap star.

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Nas X came out to fans in a tweet during Pride Month in June. And while he's now proud to be out, Nas told Gayle King in an interview on CBS' This Morning on Tuesday, that he wasn't always so secure in his sexuality.

Telling King he "knew" when he was growing up that he was homosexual, Nas said he tried to pray the ghey away: "Especially during my teenage years, I would just pray, pray and pray," he said. When King asked what he prayed for, he replied: "That it was a phase."

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The musician added that he's well aware his celebrity status gave him an advantage when it came to coming out.

"Me being in this position, it's easy for me," he said. "But some little boy 10 miles from here, it's not gonna be good for him."

Nas, who was raised by his single mother and grandmother, says he is hopeful that his coming out story will help other boys going through similar situations. He told King that there's "still a lot to be done."

"We still have a long way to go, because it's not like everybody is messing with me now. 'Cause of course somebody who's listening to me in school right now, it's like, 'You're gay, cause you're listening to him'. There's still a lot to be done, of course. But I do believe it's helping."

The 20-year-old Aries is best known for a remix of his country rap hit "Old Town Road" featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. "Old Town Road" made Billboard chart history for the most weeks at No. 1.

But now the appeal of being America's first bonafide country rap star is fading.

The Atlanta native, who was born Montero Lamar Hill, was forced to cancel 2 concerts this week due to poor ticket sales, and he announced he will take a break away from music after performing at the upcoming 94.9 Jingle Ball in San Francisco, which runs from Oct. 7 through Oct. 9.

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In addition to being a rapper, entrepreneur and label owner with his own roster of artists, T.I. hosts his own podcast, ExpediTIously.

T.I. sat down with "Infowars" owner Alex Jones for an intense debate about President Trump’s immigration policies and leadership skills.

The range of topics included the Tuskegee Experiments, Black genocide and rat infested Baltimore.

Jones didn't humiliate the articulate rapper when T.I. said Appalachia was a foreign country.

Check out the full interview on Apple Podcasts and PodcastOne.
 

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Malik Yoba stormed off the set of an interview with The Root after he was questioned about soliciting a teenage transgender street walker.

Yoba, 52, made headlines last month after he admitted he was sexually attracted to males who wear feminine attire.

Insisting he is a heterosexual male who loves "all women," Yoba called on Black men to set aside their personal beliefs and consider having relationships with male-to-female (MtF) transgenders.

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!"

The NY Undercover actor appeared on numerous urban radio and TV talk shows to discuss his transgender obsession. But a recent interview didn't end well.

Via Vlad TV -- "During a recent interview with The Root, Yoba was asked about the allegations and became irate. "It's a set up. I don't like this. We said we were going to talk about policies. I don't appreciate this at all. This is not what we f*cking discussed. We sat for four f*cking hours. We sat for four f**king hours," the actor yelled. "F**k you! This is my f**king life," said Yoba before storming off."

 

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Nicole Murphy apologized profusely for kissing a married man in full view of the paparazzi. Murphy 51, and director Antoine Fuqua, 53, just happened to be staying in the same tourist spot while attending a film festival in Italy in July.

Murphy laid low for 2 months after she was dragged for filth on social media when the photos surfaced.

Murphy appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on Tuesday, where she again expressed her remorse over kissing Fuqua in a public space.

"It was a frozen-in-time thing," Murphy told Wendy Williams. "Trust me, I wish it didn't happen. It was a moment where I should've thought more through the situation. Make better judgments. It's something I apologized for."

Murphy denied releasing a statement when the paparazzi photos went viral online.

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The statement claimed she and Fuqua, who's married to actress Lela Rochon, were simply family friends.

"I did not put out that statement," Murphy said sincerely. "I did not release that statement, Wendy."

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Murphy, who shares five adult children with ex-husband Eddie Murphy, had previously apologized to Rochon in a statement to TMZ.

"It was a moment that should not have happened. I regret it," said Nicole, fighting back tears. "I apologized for it. I'm a human being, it was a mistake."

Williams, 55, is no stranger to infidelity. The talk show Diva's life was turned upside down when her husband, Kevin Hunter, welcomed a baby girl with his longtime lover, Sharina Hudson.

Williams listed her New Jersey mansion and moved into a luxury high rise in Manhattan.

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Fantasia says more women are single these days because too many women want to be leaders rather than walk alongside their men.

The 35-year-old American Idol winner discussed gender roles in an interview with the Breakfast Club on Monday, Sept. 16.

"We need more men to stand up and lead the way," she said. "Most women are trying to be the leader, that's why you can't find a man. You can't be the king in the house. Fall back and be the queen and let your man lead the way."

The mom-of-2, who is happily married to Kendall Taylor, continued:

"I feel like it's a generational thing, and we can talk and we can go real deep on that, I don't need to start that. But it's a generational curse in how society has placed our men, and women have to stand up and be the mother and the father and the provider. So now, you're so bad you can’t be told nothing that when the right man comes, you lose him because you're trying to be the man."

She said team work is the key to a happy marriage and that women should "learn to submit" and let men be natural born leaders.

"At the end of the day I'm the neck, my man's the head. So he can't make any moves without his wife. It all works together. But you can't be the head of the house. You got to let the man be the head of the house. But it's a generational thing and it's what we've been taught. Stand up, be strong… And a dude comes and everything about you is a man.

"You have to learn how to submit. You can still be a queen. A king needs his queen. It's certain things that he can't see that we see. Anybody play chess? We work together. But the queen has to sit back and allow the king to be the king."

 

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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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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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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.