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WNBA star Maya Moore has married the man she helped to free from prison.

The 31-year-old basketball star put her career on hold to help overturn Jonathan Irons' wrongful conviction. The couple exchanged vows as husband and wife, just weeks after Irons was released following a 23-year stint behind bars.

"We wanted to announce today that we are super excited to continue the work that we’ve been doing together, but doing it as a married couple...," she told Good Morning America on Wednesday.

"We got married a couple of months ago. We're excited to share this new chapter of life together."

Irons was originally sentenced to 50 years behind bars in 1998 after he was convicted of breaking into a Missouri home and shooting a homeowner. In March, a judge ruled prosecutors suppressed fingerprint evidence that would have strengthened his defense, and he was released from prison on July 1.

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The 6-foot-1 small forward led the University of Connecticut to two NCAA Championships in 2009 and 2010. She is a 3x WNBA All-Star Game MVP and a 4x WNBA champion (2011, 2013, 2015, 2017).

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A female police officer saved singer Mario's life during a tense encounter in Miami earlier this year.

Mario was nearly shot dead by Miami police officers -- until a female officer recognized him and ordered her colleagues to put their weapons down.

The "Let Me Love You" crooner told the New York Post's gossip column Page Six that, back in March, he was driving in Miami with a friend who has a license to carry a concealed gun, when his pal got into an argument with another man.

"(My friend) pulled out a gun and so did the other guy, so I got out to defuse the situation," Mario said, adding that his pal's baby daughter was in the back seat at the time.

"My boy got in his car, he put his gun in the armrest, and then he went to this building to use the bathroom and left the gun."

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Mario didn't realize a witness called the cops, who arrived at the scene when he was in the car - along with his friend's firearm.

"So I'm in the car; the gun's right there," he said, adding the child was still in the car. "Two cops came up to the car with their guns drawn, shouting. I forgot about the gun that was in the armrest, (so) when they asked me if there were any guns in the car, I said, 'No there's no guns in the car'."

According to the hitmaker, the officers drew down on him, their fingers on the triggers, until, "this lady cop appeared and was like, 'Wait, wait, wait. Aren't you Mario?' And I was like, 'Yeah.' But I forgot about being Mario at this point. I'm just like, 'Please don’t shoot me.'"

He said: "From there, she told the guys to put their guns down... So yes, I've experienced racism, but I've also experienced privilege as an artist... As an artist, I will say we do have privilege... Whether it is sports, entertainment, we see power in all these different spaces, but with that also comes privilege."

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Soul and R&B legend Betty Wright lost her battle with cancer at home in Miami, Florida on Sunday. She was 66.

Her family confirmed her death to Billboard. No cause of death was revealed.

Wright died a week after close friend Chaka Khan urged fans to pray for Betty via Twitter.

"Calling all my #PrayWarriors," Khan tweeted. "My beloved sister, Betty Wright @MsBettyWright, is now in need of all your prays."

Born Bessie Regina Norris in Miami in 1953, Wright was the youngest of seven children of Rosa Akins Braddy-Wright and her second husband, McArthur Norris.

Wright kicked off her career with her family's gospel group Echoes of Joy in the late 1960s. In 1965, following the group's break-up, 11-year-old Betty switched musical styles from gospel to rhythm and blues.

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Singing in local talent shows, she was spotted by a local Miami record label owner, who signed her to her first label (Deep City Records) in 1966 at age 12. She released the singles, "Thank You Baby" and "Paralyzed", which became regional hits in Miami.

She released her debut album, My First Time Around, as a teenager and scored a U.S. top 40 hit with "Girls Can't Do What the Guys Do."

She first hit the Top 10 in 1971 with her single "Clean Up Woman".

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She also had huge hits with "No Pain, (No Gain)", "Tonight is the Night" and "Where is the Love", which scored her a Grammy Award for for best R&B song in 1975.

Betty founded her own record label, Ms. B Records, and released the album Mother Wit. She made history becoming the first Black female to earn a gold record in the 1980s.

The album was notable for the come-back hits "No Pain, No Gain," which returned her to the top 20 on the R&B chart for the first time in a decade, and "After the Pain".

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She enjoyed a career revival in 2006 after Sean "Diddy" Combs invited her to be part of his MTV reality show Making the Band.

Wright's career hit another peak in 2011 when she teamed up with The Roots for the album Betty Wright: The Movie, which featured guest appearances by rappers Lil Wayne and Snoop Dogg.

On Christmas Day in 2005 Wright's son, 21-year-old Patrick Parker was shot and killed at a holiday party in Opa Locka, Florida.

Wright is survived by 5 children. She is pictured above performing with her granddaughter Cynthia Wright. She became stepmother to her third husband's son, Yusef, who posted a beautiful tribute to his stepmother on Instagram.
 

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My heart is broken I have been unable to move for my bed I feel absolutely stuck and paralyzed with thoughts of how someone so stable and so Constant and my families life can be gone now!! you were the glue that kept us all together before and after Daddy passed and now it on us to do the work on our own..thank you thank you thank you so much Mama Betty #Ms.B @therealbettywright for being there for us for loving us unconditionally and also our mothers you were truly a Rock for us all and i’m so blessed that I got to talk to you and tell you how much I loved and appreciated you! and no matter how tired you were you always had time to talk to me about Knowing my worth and my value in my career and all the things I had to offer whether it was music or beauty and I’m so grateful for that..I pray that you and Daddy are dancing in heaven because I’m sure he’s so happy to see you.???? rest well #bettywright i love you

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Singer Mya Marie Harrison is a married woman! The 40-year-old D.C. native, who got her start on BET's Teen Summit, tied the knot at the end of last year.

The "Best of Me" star secretly wed someone in the Seychelles, according to TMZ sources, but it's unclear who her new husband is.

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The gossip outlet obtained wedding day photos of the bride on the beach in her wedding gown.

This was Mya's first wedding. Mya hasn't dated anyone publicly since breaking up with rappers Jay-Z and The Game.

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Unlike attention-starved celebrities, the "It's About About Me" singer doesn't post images of her man on social media.

Mya released her debut album in April 1998. Her first single "It's All About Me" landed in the top ten on the Billboard charts.

Her last Instagram post was Wednesday where she shared a cover photo from SLIMI magazine taken on Venice Beach.
 

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Rumor has it that rapper DaBaby is the third celebrity to have a nude tape leak online this week. DaBaby is best known for his single "Suge", off his debut studio album, Baby on Baby (2019). "Suge" peaked at no. 7 on the Billboard 100 chart. His 2nd album, Kirk debuted at number 1 on the Billboard 200 chart.

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DaBaby, real name Jonathan Lyndale Kirk, was born in Cleveland, Ohio. Later, he moved with his single mom to Charlotte, NC. He was born under the star sign Capricorn.

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DaBaby, formerly known as Baby Jesus, is a diminutive man (5'-4"), but his chocolate skin and an air of confidence make him a hit with the ladies. He is the father of at least 2 children (that he knows of).

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Actor Danny Aiello has died at age 86. Aiello died on Thursday night, Dec. 11, following a brief illness, his family told TMZ.

Aiello was being treated for a sudden illness at a medical facility in New Jersey when he contracted an infection that did not respond to treatment.

According to TMZ, his family had come to visit him earlier in the day, and he passed away unexpectedly after they'd left that evening.

Aiello is best known for his supporting roles in the films Do The Right Thing, Bang the Drum Slowly and The Godfather Part II.

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He was memorable as Madonna's disapproving father in her music video for "Papa Don't Preach".

Aiello, the fifth of six children, was born on West 68th Street in Manhattan, NY. Aiello got his start in the 1973 baseball drama Bang the Drum Slowly, with Robert De Niro. He also had a walk-on role as a small-time hitman in The Godfather Part II (1974).

Following his breakthrough role, the screen star capitalized on his success in the '80s, landing roles in movies such as Fort Apache the Bronx with Paul Newman, Once Upon a Time in America, The Purple Rose of Cairo and Moonstruck, with Cher.

Most notably, he scored a Best Supporting Oscar nomination for his role as pizza store owner Sal in Spike Lee's, Do the Right Thing.

His son, stuntman and actor Danny Aiello III, died from pancreatic cancer in 2010. Sandy Cohen, Aiello's wife of 64 years, died in 2019.

Aiello is survived by three children, Rick, Jaime, and Stacey Aiello.

Friends and fans paid tribute to Aiello on Twitter.com on Friday.

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Eddie Murphy's ex-wife Nicole Murphy announced the death of her beloved mother, Ellen Mitchell, on Monday, Nov. 4. The 51-year-old announced her mother's passing in a post on Instagram.com.

Nicole posted a photo of her mother, Ellen, and father, Eddie T. Mitchell, who is also deceased.

She captioned the image:

"Today I lost the most beautiful person in the world to me my mom. I love you so much. Thank you for all the beautiful times we had together. Now you can Res In Peace with Dad. #purelove #mom #dad #youwillbemissed".

Nicole, who is biracial, also shared a slideshow of her parents on Instagram. "Words can't express how much I miss my best friend. I love you mommy.." she wrote in the caption.

Fans and friends paid tribute to Nicole's mother on social media.

Sportscaster Mike Hill commented, "Always here for you, Nik. In my prayers."

Former WNBA player Lisa Leslie wrote: "Sorry for your loss! Sending the prayer of comfort to you and your family".

Nicole shares 5 grown children with actor, comedian Eddie Murphy.
 

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Kevin Hart, right, was spotted out in public for the first since surviving a near-fatal car accident last month.

The 40-year-old actor was photographed at Avra restaurant in Beverly Hills, California, on Monday night, Oct. 21, with rap mogul JAY-Z, Irv Gotti and others.

Hart was seen ahead of a high stakes poker game with JAY-Z, actor Leonardo DiCaprio, and sports agent Rich Paul.

According to TMZ, the group also dined together. TMZ has video of Hart apparently walking into the restaurant without assistance or even a limp.

The pint-sized comedian underwent major surgery to fuse his spine in three places after the car crash on Sept. 1.

Hart was a passenger in his 1970 Plymouth Barracuda when the driver, Jared Black, lost control of the vehicle and crashed in Calabasas, California. Hart was hospitalized for 10 days before being transferred to a rehab facility for one week.

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Rapper Drake is looking over his shoulders after a series of threats targeting his California home and OVO store.

Last week rapper Drake's Hidden Hills, California home and Los Angeles OVO store were vandalized. Well, a source tells Hollywood Unlocked that Drake's OVO store in Chicago was hit by bullets over the weekend.

Video footage obtained by HU shows the scene outside the Chicago store. A man is heard saying to the camera, "He's f-cking with the wrong ni--as. I don't do that" before producing a handgun and walking up to the store. In a second video clip, plywood covers the shot out window in the front of the OVO store.

According to published reports, the vandalism on the West Coast occurred after the Toronto rapper sent a private message to Don C's wife, Kristen Noel Crawley, on social media, asking her to intervene in his squabble with her husband.

A video making the rounds on social media last week shows the OVO storefront in Los Angeles covered in red spray paint. The message reads: "Leave L.A."

Drake's Hidden Hills mansion was also vandalized last week.

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Former friends Drake and Don C are both signed to Nike, designing high-profile sneakers for the sportswear giant.

It is also being reported that someone is surveilling Drake's father, Dennis Graham.
 

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Lizzo apologized to a Postmates driver for accusing her of stealing her dinner during a tirade on Twitter.com. But her apology may not be enough.

The 31-year-old starving artist called out the driver for stealing her food on Monday. In a since-deleted tweet, Lizzo wrote: "Hey @Postmates this girl Tiffany W. stole my food. she lucky I don't fight no more."

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The morbidly obese rapper also tweeted Tiffany's photo, causing some of her 975K Twitter followers to rebuke her for putting the driver's life in danger.

"Jesus. This poor girl is going to get fired and then hunted down. Come on, Lizzo," tweeted one user.

Another Twitter user tweeted: "So you've publicly shamed someone who works in the service industry… you’ve nearly a million twitter followers… and you've now DMd their employer who will likely sack the individual you shamed publicly after accusing her of theft when you don’t actually know what happened."

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Lizzo's followers were supportive after she went hungry, but many believe she went too far by posting the driver's name and photo on Twitter.

According to sources the driver plans to file a lawsuit against the "Juice" singer.

When contacted by MSN for comment, a Postmates spokesperson wrote: "As soon as Lizzo reached out, we looked into the matter and quickly resolved the issue. We apologize to Lizzo for any inconvenience."

A source told Page Six that the delivery person waited the allotted five minutes at the drop-off location but wasn't able to reach the "Juice" singer, so she left.

Following the backlash, the 31-year-old rapper issued an apology to her followers:

"I apologize for putting that girl on blast. I understand I have a large following and that there were so many variables that could've put her in danger. Imma really be more responsible with my use of social media and check my petty and my pride at the door."

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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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Your auntie received yet another demand letter from Janet Jackson's disgruntled ex-husband, Wissam Al Mana. I have a small folder of demand letters sent by him over the years.

The reasons vary from violation of his privacy rights to now violating the rights of his son, Eissa, for posting the toddler's photos on my blog.

He insists the 2-year-old's face should be pixelated even though there is no law in the United States that requires bloggers or publications to pixelate a baby's face in photographs.

His lawyer insists this blog is under UK jurisdiction since Wissam can see my blog from London, where he lives.

"The publication of the Photographs is a gross invasion of Eissa's privacy for which there is no justification," his lawyer writes. "The only reason for publishing unpixelated photographs of our client's son is the notoriety of Ms Jackson. But for that notoriety, you would not be publishing photographs of an infant in the circumstances depicted in the Photos."

A quick Google search brings up thousands of unpixelated images of Eissa Al Mana on thousands of blogs in America.

This smells like a personal vendetta.

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John Legend has had enough of President Donald Trump insulting him and his wife on social media. The 40-year-old Capricorn clapped back when the president targeted the pop singer and his wife, former swimsuit model Chrissy Teigen, calling her "John Legend's filthy mouthed wife" in a tweet on Sunday night.

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The drama started when Trump went on a lengthy Twitter tirade complaining about high-profile Democrats taking credit for passing new criminal justice reform legislation that he signed into law.

Trump tweeted: "When all of the people pushing so hard for Criminal Justice Reform were unable to come even close to getting it done, they came to me as a group and asked for my help. I got it done with a group of Senators & others who would never have gone for it. Obama couldn't come close. A man named @VanJones68, and many others, were profusely grateful (at that time!). I SIGNED IT INTO LAW, no one else did, & Republicans deserve much credit. But now that it is passed, people that had virtually nothing to do with it are taking the praise."

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Then Trump singled out Legend and Teigen, who have been vocal in their criticism about Trump's policies.

Trump tweeted: "Guys like boring musician @johnlegend, and his filthy mouthed wife, are talking now about how great it is. But I didn't see them around when we needed help getting it passed."

Chrissy didn't take long to respond, writing: "lol what a pu**y a** b**ch. tagged everyone but me. an honor, mister president."

She then shared a picture of herself prepping a photoshoot prop board ahead of her daughter Luna's first day at the second year of her preschool, and captioned it: "Luna, remember the night before your first day of school? When mommy was making your sign and the pu**y a** b**ch president had his 9th meltdown of the day?"

Meanwhile, the "All Of Me" singer responded with a plea to Trump's wife, First Lady Melania Trump to spend more quality time with her husband.

"Imagine being president of a whole country and spending your Sunday night hate-watching MSNBC hoping somebody - ANYBODY - will praise you. Melania, please praise this man. He needs you. Your country needs you, Melania."

Legend then posted a GIF of Melania greeting a politician, which he captioned: "Ah yes, Melania is otherwise occupied. My apologies, @realDonaldTrump".

After the White House complained to Twitter.com, Chrissy begged Black Twitter not to send the hashtag #PresidentPussyAssBitch trending on the social networking platform.

She tweeted: "no guys no please do not make this trend, for it is my fight with PresidentPussyAssBitch, not yours!!!!!!".

Legend also pleaded with his followers not to make the hashtag trend.

"Please don't make this foul mouthed hashtag trend #PresidentPussyAssBitch".

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President Trump thinks A$AP Rocky is ungrateful after the rapper refused to thank him for getting him released from a Swedish jail. The rapper was detained for over a month after a street fight with an Afghan migrant in June. He was released and allowed to return to the U.S. after President Trump made subtle threats to the Swedish government.

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