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Earlier this week, Jada Pinkett Smith denied allegations that she manipulated August Alsina into a relationship with her husband Will Smith's blessings.

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The 27-year-old "No Love" singer made headlines when he sat down for an interview with New York radio personality Angela Yee about his alleged affair with the 48-year-old star.

"I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation," August said. "Due to the transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they spoke on several times, and not involving romanticism, he gave me his blessing."

August explained the deep emotional bond he'd developed with the older woman who convinced him it was love.

"I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life. I truly and really, really deeply loved, and have a ton of love for her. I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it. So much so to the point that I can die right now and be OK with knowing that I truly gave myself to somebody. I really loved the person that I experienced that (with) and know what (that feels) like - if some people never get that in this lifetime."

How did August end up in a situation that most men would not find themselves in? August appears to be an emotionally weak man who struggles with self-esteem and a desire to be loved by a narcissistic mother figure.

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Jada, a mother-of-two children who practically raised themselves, has admitted to being a narcissist.

Narcissism is a mental disorder characterized by a preoccupation with self. A narcissist puts her own aspirations, needs, success, and personal preferences above others.

It is important for parents to teach their children how to spot a narcissist to avoid falling into their trap. A vulnerable teen or man who is dumped by a narcissist can be left feeling depressed, confused, disoriented, lethargic, or suicidal.

Vulnerable people like August are like fish bait to a narcissist once she gets her hook into them.

Which brings us to the first sign that a woman may be a narcissist.

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1. Narcissists are very attractive

Most narcissists are very attractive people. They are physically stunning, beautiful and irresistible. Their beauty makes it easier for people to gravitate towards them.

They are experts at spotting prey in a crowded room. Once they meet, they will know within minutes if your son is emotionally weak and vulnerable. They will prey on his weakness and his strong desire to be loved.

That's why it's important to teach your son the basics - how to spot a narcissist at an early age.

If your son has a healthy, loving, secure upbringing - half of the battle is won. You must constantly tell your minor son how much he is loved - until he gets tired of hearing it. Tell him you love him by your words and actions. Begin early, before he is 7 and has developed a  personality.

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2. Narcissists love being the center of attention

Warn your son that a narcissist is usually the most popular woman in the room. She can be a celebrity, an executive, professional athlete, or CEO of her own company. Or she can be the girl next door.

What sets them apart from others is their ability to draw a crowd. Once she gets her hooks into your son she will use him, drain him, and then dispose of him like a piece of trash.

3. Love bombing

Love bombing is the narcissist's most potent weapon. That's how she gets her hooks into your son. It begins within hours after the exchange of phone numbers.

Narcissists are extremely manipulative and dangerous. Once they have a victim on the hook they will do everything to make sure he stays there. Communication technology makes it easier for a predator to hook her prey. She begins by showering him with text messages and/or phone calls.

The texts will be excessive - multiple texts per hour. Sometimes 100 texts per day. The weak-minded, vulnerable man will be flattered by all the attention from a celebrity. But the healthy, secure man will not be impressed with her excess text messages. He will be aware that something is wrong.

Love bombs can also take the form of notes left on the bathroom mirror or a car windshield. Flowers delivered to his job is a favorite tactic of a narcissist. Her goal is to get him to spend more time with her, and less time with others.

While exhilarating at first, love bombing can feel like being stalked. A weak, vulnerable man won't think he is being stalked. The lavish attention will be so intoxicating, he will invite the predator to move in with him because he craves the nonstop attention. Unfortunately, it doesn't last.

"If you're feeling that something just isn't right about the person or your relationship, these constant reminders of "how good you are together" — when you suspect that you really aren't — can be an effort to keep you tethered. It's often the first line used by a potential abuser."

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Sometimes there are "love at first sight" stories that end well. The relationship builds quickly, but stays at a healthy pace that is comfortable for both parties involved.

A relationship with a narcissist rarely ends well - unless she's involved with another narcissist or a man who has more wealth and power than she does. Then she will form a "life partnership" with him and use him to lure in her victims.

Stay tuned for part 2 of Teaching your son how to spot a narcissist.

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Love Is Blind cast member Carlton Morton threatened suicide after social media users refused to support him when he came out as bisexual.

Love is Blind is produced by power couple Nick and Vanessa Lachey. The show followed 20 couples who meet for the first time on a blind date. The couples speak to each other through walls before meeting face to face.

If they click, their engagement is fast tracked and they proceed to get married or abandon their partner at the alter.

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Contestants Carlton and Diamond Jack did not make it to the alter after he confessed that he was bisexual.

Diamond was upset that Carlton kept his secret lifestyle from her. According to theJasmineBrand.com, Carlton and Diamond forgave each other on the reunion special.

Carlton's confession didn’t bring him the attention and press coverage that he had hoped for. Oprah and Ellen Degeneres didn't call him to book interviews.

He went off the deep end when the Black LGBT and T media accused him of using the bisexual lifestyle for attention.

The overly emotional Carlton took to social media to complain that his "celebrity friends” abandoned him after he came out.

Feeling alone and depressed, he wrote a series of suicidal notes to manipulate his social media followers into expressing false sympathy for him.

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In a goodbye message on his Instagram story, Morton wrote:

"Today is one of those days where I don't want to be here. I feel extremely alone and unsupported. I've cried for help since Feb. 13. No one cares."

In another post, he wrote: "Goodbye everyone."

As a result of his Diva antics, the hashtag #BisexualMenExist trended on Twitter.com.
 

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Celebrities reacted to rapper Lil Boosie's bizarre and disrespectful video rant about Dwyane Wade's gender confused child, Zaya Wade, 12. Boosie was heavily criticized for telling Wade not to cut his child's d*ck off.

Zaya's older brother, Zaire Wade, 18, responded to Boosie, saying the rapper had his facts wrong.

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Among the celebrities responding to Boosie's toxic rant was Wade's narcissistic wife, Gabrielle Union, 47, who seems to be enjoying all the attention.

Many believe Union pushed the weaker Wade into exploiting his emotionally troubled son for their own selfish benefits.

Union responded to Boosie's rant, saying she covers all of Zaya's haters in the blood of Jesus and will move forward in love and light, or something to that effect.

If you're wondering why Wade won't shut up about his dysfunctional family, it's because he has a documentary coming out on Sunday. The documentary is all about him, of course.

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50 Cent faked being overcome by his emotions during the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last month.

The "In Da Club" rapper, real name Curtis Jackson, received the 2,686th star, and was saluted at the ceremony by his longtime collaborators and mentors, Dr. Dre and Eminem, as well as his girlfriend Jamira Haines (pictured above), and co-stars LaLa Anthony and Joseph Sikora, comedian Michael Blackmon and more.

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During the special presentation, 50 stepped up to the podium to thank his guests for their support, and he appeared to fight back tears as he paused and took deep breaths midway through his speech. Fiddy later admitted he faked his emotions to win "cool points" on social media.

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The 44-year-old rapper and actor admits he was nervous ahead of the Walk of Fame ceremony, but the big emotional moment, which prompted the crowd to cheer him on, was just for dramatic effect, because he thought it would make him look cool, WENN.com reported.

50 also said he didn't prepare his speech in advance, so pretending to grow emotional helped to buy him time.

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He confessed that expressing his emotions doesn't come easily - which is typical of sociopaths such as narcissists.

"I was working on that... to be emotional...," he told ABC's The View. "And when I got there, I knew that when I was really under pressure, that I should just (pause and pretend to take a few breaths)... and I knew that that would give me just a little bit of cool points for getting emotional at that point."

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The media mogul said he regrets not being more prepared for his big moment.

He told daytime talk show Strahan, Sara & Keke: "I wasn't really excited about it until everybody was there, until they had Em and Dre... and I was like, 'Yo, I shoulda wrote something down!'"

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Meghan Markle is known for being difficult to work with. Soon after she married Prince Harry in London, some of the Royal Family's longtime staffers departed the Palace in droves.

Now comes word that Meghan, 38, is "actively looking for a manager or agent" for "future projects."

A source tells Us Weekly that the former Suits actress is considering returning to Hollywood after giving up her C-list career to marry Harry in 2018.

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Meghan, who is currently living with Harry and their son Archie Harrison in Canada, convinced Harry to "step back" from their royal duties to jumpstart her acting career and "work to become financially independent."

"It can be a manager or an agent, but she's reaching out to people to find someone represent her for future professional projects."

But gossipmongers wonder what happened to Meghan's old agent? She reportedly had a team of agents and publicists? Did they all quit?

Though Netflix expressed interest in Meghan, other studios don't share their excitement. They say Meghan's acting skills are mediocre at best.

American media mogul Oprah Winfrey also declined to work with Meghan, presumably out of respect for Queen Elizabeth. Meghan reportedly took the rejection hard. She gave her first exclusive interview to Ellen Degeneres as a snub to Oprah.

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A friend told DailyMail.com that Meghan informed her close friends quitting the royal family is the best thing that could ever happen to Prince Harry. The friend said "it was her love for him that made this possible."

"She said that like her, his spirit was being crushed and she simply couldn't stand to see him suffer anymore," the friend added.

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Lizzo's career continues to spiral into the sewer. The singer's fans and backers are disappointed at the levels Lizzo stoops for attention.

The Grammy nominee has been in the news lately for everything except her musical talent. In her latest stunt, the 31-year-old Detroit native is seen in a TikTok video on her knees in front of a man simulating a sex act.

Fans begged Lizzo to stop destroying her career and focus on her music.

One fan tweeted: "Lizzo hunny u have a #1 album and a song you don't have to do this on tiktok pls GET UP."

Another fan wrote: "Lizzo please seek mental help."

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Lizzo quit Twitter after her online beef with Dr. Boyce Watkins, who claimed her popularity was due to the "obesity epidemic in America."

TikTok is a Chinese mobile android app that allows young users to upload short video music video clips to share with their teenage friends.
 

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Rihanna's ex-boyfriend, Hassan Jameel is scrubbing the Internet of all photos of them together.

Robert Littal, the founder of BlackSportsOnline blog and co-host of TMZ Sports, said Jameel contacted him through his attorney, asking him to take down a photo of him and Rihanna together.

"Rihanna's billionaire ex just hit me with a request to take down a pic of him and Riri that has been up since 2017," Littal tweeted on Tuesday. "A whole three years, I don't think he is taking the breakup well."

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In response to a follower, Littal tweeted: "It was more of a threat than a request lol. I am not getting in legalish [sic] with a billionaire, got to know when to pick your battles."

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Littal went on to say he was "honored" that Jameel reached out to threaten him with a lawsuit. "The story in question didn't even do numbers," he said, implying that no one cared about who Rihanna was dating.

Rihanna, who has a history of failed relationships with men, dated Jameel for nearly three years - a personal record for her.

She previously dated Chris Brown, Drake, Travis Scott, and A$AP Rocky. She is rumored to have reunited with Rocky after he returned from a concert tour Sweden.

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A grinning Prince Harry arrived in Canada, leaving his royal life behind after completing his royal duties in London, England.

According to published reports, Harry purchased a ticket on a British Airways Boeing 747 for the 10-hour flight from London, arriving in Victoria, British Columbia late Monday night.

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The 35-year-old prince then took a West Jet turboprop plane for the short 15-minute hop to Vancouver Island. He was accompanied by three royal protection officers on his flight.

Harry's wife, formerly Her Royal Highness Meghan Markle, was not at the airport to meet Harry. She was spotted at the same airport days earlier to meet a friend flying in from mainland Vancouver.

A 3-car convoy ferried Harry and his entourage for the 10-minute drive to a gated mega-mansion where Meghan is staying with their 8-month-old son Archie Harrison.

The $14 million waterfront mansion is owned by a Russian oligarch with links to the Ukrainian government.

Friends say Harry cautioned Meghan not to get too happy in the luxury mansion as they are downsizing to more reasonable accommodations.

Sources say the 38-year-old mum of one hired a team of agents and publicists to book future TV and film roles for her. Gossip mongers say Meghan thought being in service to the Queen was beneath her.

Meghan was seen taking a leisurely stroll with her two rescue dogs in the woods near the Vancouver mansion as two royal protection officers walked a few steps behind her.

She struggled to carry baby son Archie in a baby carrier while controlling her dogs on leashes. Concerned moms on social media criticized Meghan for carrying her son so precariously with one strap of the carrier slipping off her shoulder.

Harry is expected to return to London for more official engagements, but Meghan will not be by her husband's side.

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Prince Harry and Meghan, Duchess of Sussex have launched a new website after announcing their intention to "step back" from the monarchy and denounce their status as "senior royals".

The couple, who married in 2018, announced the shocking news on their Instagram page on Wednesday, Jan 8. In a lengthy statement, they wrote: "After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution.

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"We intend to step back as 'senior' members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment."

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On their new sussexroyal.com website, designed by a digital agency based in Toronto - the same firm behind Markle's now closed lifestyle blog, The Tig, the couple detailed their "new working model", including a new media relations policy, the future of their charitable work and how they will fund their lifestyles.

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According to WENN.com, the couple explained they are banned from earning their own income as royals since they still receive money from the Sovereign Grant – British taxpayers - who pay their six-member security team.

The website explains: "The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are classified as internationally protected people which mandates this level of security."

The website also reiterated that they aim to become financially independent of British taxpayers so they can work "externally" and pay for their own security.

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The couple, along with eight-month-old son Archie, will split their time between the U.K. and North America, and will continue to reside in their $2 million Frogmore Cottage, which is owned by the Queen.

Meghan and Harry's announcement that they were stepping back from their royal duties shocked Britain and resulted in a fierce backlash against Meghan, a 38-year-old American actress who married into the royal family against the wishes of British citizens.

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Many accuse Meghan of being a narcissist who corrupted Prince Harry so she can return to Toronto to live a lavish celebrity lifestyle.

While Britain's Daily Mail newspaper reported Harry's grandmother Queen Elizabeth II was "furious" upon hearing the "bombshell" news, stars worldwide reacted to the announcement, taking to social media to share their views.

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Now that they are free of the monarchy, the couple is expected to be regulars at Hollywood parties hobnobbing with celebrity friends such as Beyonce and Jay-Z.

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Sources say Meghan is desperate to capitalize on her celebrity status. She is expected to appear on American talk shows, grace the covers of magazines and even a reality TV show -- all celebrity perks she was deprived of as a "senior member" of the Royal Family.

"We're hiring," wrote The Daily Show's official Twitter page after the news broke on Wednesday.

Andy Cohen, who is an executive producer of the Real Housewives franchise, added: "Open invite for The Duchess to joining #RHOBH (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills)."

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Lizzo responded to the backlash she received for her disgraceful behavior at the Lakers vs Timberwolves game on Sunday.

Lakers fans were furious when the 31-year-old singer exposed her rotund butt cheeks and twerked in full view of children and old ladies in the arena and in the television audience.

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Lizzo wore a long black t-shirt dress with cut outs to expose her bare butt cheeks clad in a black string thong.

Many Lakers fans called the Staples Center to complain and demand they ban Lizzo from future games.

The emotionally labile singer shared her feelings about the stunt in an Instagram Live chat with fans.

Showing a wide range of emotions from anger to profound sadness, the unstable singer told her fans to kiss her azz cheeks before adding that everyone is important and "be blessed."

"Your criticism has no effect on me," she said. "Negative criticism has no stake in my life; no control over my life, over my emotions. I'm the happiest I’ve ever been. I'm surrounded by love and I just wanna spread that love and also spread these cheeks. And you know if you really really don't like my azz, you can kiss it."

She added:

"I'm not gonna censor myself... I'm not gonna shrink myself because somebody thinks that I'm not sexy to them. (Laughs) Bitch, you really think 'cause somebody on Twitter thinks that I'm not cute, I'm gonna stop existing?"

She continued:

"I'm blessed and I want you to know that you're blessed. I want you to know that you woke up this morning and that's a blessing. I want you to know that the sun is shining somewhere. That's a blessing, and even if it's raining, it's cleansing you. It's a blessing."

At one point Lizzo teared up as she recalled being homeless and sleeping in her car.

"It felt surreal. I was, like, is this my life? I didn't want to be here anymore... I can't do this anymore. I'm not gonna make it... I think about those times now and I'm like, God is so real y'all."

The morbidly obese star thanked her fans for their support before adding.

"So I'ma keep doing whatever the f*ck I wanna do and I hope that that inspires you to do whatever the f*ck you wanna do... These are happy tears. Remember: I'm crying 'cause I love you. Don't you forget it."