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Forbes magazine is walking back their report that socialite and reality personality Kylie Jenner is a self-made billionaire.

Forbes claims they were hoodwinked and bamboozled by the makeup entrepreneur and Instagram model who "spun a web of lies" and "inflated" her net worth.

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In an earlier report, Forbes claimed Jenner was a "self-made" makeup mogul who somehow managed to take her company Kylie Cosmetics to the top of the cosmetics industry with just a high school diploma and not much business experience.

Social media users and bloggers scoffed at Forbes' claim that the 22-year-old was worth over a billion dollars. But Forbes stood by its reporting.

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Now the publisher claims Jenner and her mother, Kris Jenner "went to great lengths to convince people of their wealth."

Many believe Jenner is worth a few million, if that.

Forbes reports the family invited them into their mansions and CPA's offices, and even "created tax returns that were likely forged."

No word on whether the IRS is investigating those claims.

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Chuck D admits he didn't really fire Flavor Flav from Public Enemy. It was all just a publicity stunt to promote the group's new album.

Chuck D, 59, made headlines when he announced he was firing his old colleague after Flav, 61, sent a cease and desist letter to presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders over the use of his image for Chuck's concert in support of Sanders's campaign.

Bloggers can usually tell when a story is a publicity stunt. For instance, any story with the names Kardashian or Jenner attached to it is likely to be a stunt.

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However, Chuck D's stunt fooled everybody. He even had legal experts weighing in on the contract and whether he could really oust Flavor from the group they founded together.

In an interview with Talib Kweli on the Uproxx podcast People's Party, recorded on March 10, the hip-hop legend said he was inspired by Orson Welles' infamous "War of the Worlds" hoax radio broadcast in 1938.

"We felt that over the past few years, Flavor's stock was low," he explained. "Anybody that could take a shot at him could get a good shot at him."

Chuck added that he viewed the legal letter over the Sanders concert as a "good move" and they agreed to use the dispute to drive media coverage.

Asked about whether Flav is still in Public Enemy, Chuck confessed that the hype man cannot be dismissed from the group.

"He can't (be fired), he's a partner," the "Fight the Power" hitmaker said. "You can't fire partners. You just walk away from 'em."

Flav is yet to comment on his bandmate's claims his firing was staged.

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Nick Cannon (right) took the high road when troubled Nickelodeon star Orlando Brown accused Cannon of performing a sex act on him.

Only a few bloggers believed Brown when he claimed Cannon gave him "head". Brown, 32, made the allegations in a livestream video that went viral earlier this week.

"I let Nick suck my d***. Everybody knows you did it as a female. But, Nick you sucked my d***. Nick been sucking d***."

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Cannon, a heterosexual father of three, expressed concern and compassion for Brown, who constantly craves attention. Cannon, 39, shares 8-year-old twins, Moroccan and Monroe, with singer Mariah Carey, 50.

"I am praying for the young brother," Cannon stated in a lengthy Instagram post.

"When I first saw this I thought it was f***ing hilarious!!!" Cannon wrote.

"But then, after putting a little cognitive effort and analytical thought to the situation, I figured what a great opportunity for a teachable moment!"
 

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When I first saw this I thought it was fucking hilarious!!!! ?????? But then after putting a little cognitive effort and analytical thought to the situation,I figured what a great opportunity for a “teachable moment”! First off let me say I am praying for the young brother Orlando even though I don’t really know him personally, I have always loved and enjoyed his talent and have been a fan of his past work. He was fucking brilliant in Major Payne, and had us all laughing on “Thats So Raven”. But this is another crucial example of when we allow our young artists to be prematurely exposed by this demonic business and left out to fend for themselves. We need better support systems for our youth and take care of our own. I watched various of this young brothers videos and all I see is a cry out for help. So I don’t know if there are any real leaders or solid individuals in this young man’s life but let’s embrace him and tighten him up so he doesn’t become another lost victim to these hollywood circumstances. I indeed believe this brother has the God given talent to be on Wildnout but this definitely ain’t the way to audition, this actually hurts my heart to see that we have allowed Orlando, along with various other young gifted performers we grew up loving, to just dwindle away after these corporations made their billions off of them. Now due to substance abuse and diagnosed psychiatric disorders our loved ones are now aimlessly begging for the attention they were once given , instead of the help they actually need. All while we sit back and just laugh... The most irresponsible parties involved in all of this is our media, specifically the “culturally conscious”. For us to continue to post slander and tear one another down for click bait to make these white supremacy propagated platforms more money is asinine and deplorable. These cannibalistic tactics only destroy “Us”. Really, in post like this, who wins??? We might chuckle, joke, pass the gossip on through our low frequency vibrations but does it truly make you feel good??? Especially knowing that there are higher powers looking down at you. So I hold @iheartradio @complex @worldstar accountable!...

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Police say a teenager who was believed to have been kidnapped off a Bronx street in front of her mother staged her own kidnapping.

16-year-old Karol Sanchez was the subject of a massive manhunt after a surveillance camera captured three males grabbing her off the street in front of her frantic mother on Monday night.

Police say Sanchez panicked after news of her ‘kidnapping' went viral on social media and made national headlines.

At 2:15 p.m. Tuesday, a "trembling" Sanchez approached a patrol unit near Eagle Avenue and East 156th Street - close to where she had been allegedly kidnapped the night before.

She will not face charges, an officer said as she was led out of the 40th Police Precinct after questioning Tuesday night.

Police are investigating whether Sanchez's boyfriend had anything to do with the fake kidnapping.

Sanchez's mother reportedly planned to move the family back to her native Honduras - but Sanchez didn't want to go.

"Her mother wanted to move them back to Honduras, but she [Sanchez] was adamantly against it," one high-ranking police source told the NY Post.

Sanchez and her mother were in town visiting family members when the fake kidnapping occurred.

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Tiffany Haddish has been caught in yet another lie. Haddish received a ton of press when she claimed an actress bit Beyonce in the face during a private party. The troubled actress claimed an actress, who was supposedly high on drugs, walked up to Beyonce and bit her in the face. Multiple news outlets ran with the ridiculous story.

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Jim Jones

Rapper Jim Jones called out a fraudster who is exploiting his mother after her home burned to the ground on Christmas Day. Jones took to his social media to inform his followers that his mother's house caught fire on Christmas Day.

The Dipset member fought back tears as he recalled how he bought his mother the house when he started making money.

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The debate still rages over an image of Beyonce posted by her mother Tina Lawson, who at 66 can troll with the best of 'em!

Ms. Tina captioned an Instagram photo of Beyonce standing in a bedroom-sized closet: "INCHES!!!! So happy my baby's hair grew back !! She is going to get me."

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Celebrities reacted last night to the GoFundMe hoax perpetrated by a southern redneck who hoped to cash in on a viral video that claimed her son was bullied in school.

Both the Tennessee woman behind the hoax, Kimberly Jones, 37, and her son, Keaton, were exposed as racists and both of her GoFundme accounts were frozen last night after outraged social media users contacted the crowdfunding platform.

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Reality TV stars will do anything to keep their reality TV paychecks coming in. Most of them are washed up stars who have no other real source of income. Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member Kenya Moore claimed she tied the knot with Brooklyn restauranteur Marc Daly in St. Lucia in June.

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President-elect Donald Trump held a news conference Wednesday to inform the American people of his plans to separate his business from his presidency. At Trump's instructions, all of his business assets will be transferred into a trust, and Trump will resign from the Trump organization.

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