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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."

 

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Atlanta socialite Marjorie Harvey must be disappointed in her daughter, Lori Harvey, after the 22-year-old broke every rule she taught her about dating.

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Rapper Future Hendrix publicly claimed Lori in a series of social media posts over the holiday weekend. In one post he revealed they were on holiday together in Dubai.

Future, 36, has a reputation for wooing the ladies and impregnating at least seven of them.

Lori also has built a reputation for herself as a Hollywood "pass-around", aka a loose woman who dates only wealthy men with influence and power.

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In a throwback video from 2015 Marjorie gave her daughter valuable advice about respecting herself and saving her goodies for the right man.

"I know you just started dating this year," said Marjorie to then-18-year-old Lori. "No athletes, no rappers. We gonna come up with a list."

Marjorie told her daughter: "Don't ever try to fit in when God has clearly created you to stand out and always be a lady." She added: "And understand YOU are the prize. Don't give yourself to anybody that is not going to be your husband."

Unfortunately, Lori didn't listen.

Lori has dated music mogul Sean "Diddy" Combs, 50, after briefly shagging his son, trust fund kid Justin Combs, 25. She has also dated bisexual singer Trey Songs, 35, and she was briefly engaged to Dutch soccer star Memphis Depay, 25.

Watch Marjorie giving motherly advice to then-18-year-old Lori Harvey below.
 

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Universal Pictures' film Queen & Slim landed in 5th place at the box office behind Sony's A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood, starring Tom Hanks as Fred Rogers, the beloved TV personality who had an "emotional" relationship with his producer Lloyd Vogel (Matthew Rhys).

According to Box Office Mojo, Queen & Slim took in an estimated $11.7 million over the three-day weekend and an estimated $15.8 million over five days. The film's budget was $18 million, which doesn't include the tens of millions of dollars spent on TV, Internet and print advertising.

Queen and Slim is a typical Hollywood propaganda film that, according to social media activist Tariq Nasheed, was intended to make white people "feel good", while portraying Black people as “buffoons" who kill each other for no reason.

Tariq says there was only one "bad" white person in the movie (the cop who was killed at the beginning). Every other white person is depicted as good people on some "Underground Railroad sh*t".

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Queen & Slim was written by Lena Waithe, a male-identified lesbian (pictured right), and directed by Melina Matsoukas, left, best known as a music video director. Matsoukas' father is of Greek and Jewish descent, and her mother is African-Cuban and Jamaican.

According to Tariq, Waithe and Matsoukas portray Black people as either ghetto "buffoons" or impulsive wannabe heroes with poor insight and bad judgment.

Tariq was particularly annoyed that Matsoukas and the film's stars, British actors Daniel Kaluuya and Jodie Turner-Smith, are Non-Foundational Black Americans in the ADOS movement for reparations.

The majority of glowing film reviews were written by white movie critics who fell for the lie that Waithe and Matsoukas are somehow experts on the Black experience in the Deep South.

The improbable, unlikely story of a defense attorney throwing her career away for a guy she just met on the Tinder app is couched in a "love story" that is about as believable as Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Tariq notes that Queen & Slim's terrible choices led to their ultimate demise at the end.

Though Queen & Slim received an "A-" CinemaScore, the movie did not meet box office expectations.

Celebrities and Black Instagram bloggers were recruited at the last minute on Saturday to plead with Black people to rush to the theaters to support the film.

Watch Tariq's hilarious movie review HERE.

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Wendy Williams reacted angrily to a Radar Online report that claims she has given up on men and is dipping her toes in the lady pond for the first time in her life.

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According to the report, Wendy, 55, is dating Whitney Houston's former personal assistant Robyn Crawford, also 55. Robyn is hawking a book about her alleged sexual relationship with the late pop music icon. According to Radar, Wendy and Robyn were spotted out & about together after Robyn appeared on Wendy's show.

Wendy was livid! She denied the claim during her top-rated daytime talk show on Tuesday.

"I am no lesbian. I like women for friendship," said the New Jersey native, who added, "I like men and I like the D.".

"I'm like, first of all, I'm not down with that," Wendy continued. "All due respect to the lesbians. And Robyn is married, she's got kids and I'm not a home wrecker!"

Click here to watch Wendy's response video

In her book, Robyn claimed she had a brief romantic interlude with Whitney, but Whitney's friends called her out, saying she betrayed Whitney to sell a few books.

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Wendy divorced her husband of 22 years, Kevin Hunter Sr., 47, after she learned he fathered a baby girl with his longtime mistress Sharina Hudson, 34, earlier this year. Wendy and Kevin Sr. share a son, Kevin Hunter Jr. 19.

Wendy was raised by two loving parents who are still married to each other. There is nothing in Wendy's background that suggests she is homosexual or that she needs to be with a woman to substitute for the affection she didn't receive from her mother.

Child experts agree that homosexuality is a psychosexual disorder that is caused by genetics and random environmental factors, including if babies don't bond well with one or both parents.

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Terrell Owens angered Stephen A. Smith when he said a white co-host was "Blacker" than the outspoken ESPN host. Owens made the remark during a guest appearance on ESPN's First Take on Thursday morning.

Owens and Smith engaged in a heated debate on the issue of Colin Kaepernick playing in the NFL again. Smith has been criticized for mocking the unemployed quarterback whose recent NFL workout was dismissed by Smith as a PR stunt.

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Owens pointed out that Smith's co-host, Max Kellerman, who is white, defended Kaepernick, saying the NFL and critics were unfair and racist toward the hapless quarterback.

"What (Colin Kaepernick) wanted was transparency - for people to see the full workout, to see the full Colin Kaepernick... I'm in the streets. Max (Kellerman) almost seems blacker than you, Stephen A., with his commentary," Owens said to Smith. "I'm just saying. I'm just saying. I'm just saying."

Smith, who is Black, was livid. "Timeout. Timeout. Timeout. Timeout. Timeout. Timeout. With all due respect, my brother, wait a minute. I'm-a check you right now. You've done crossed the line. Timeout. Timeout. Timeout. Wait a minute. You've done crossed the line," Smith replied.

After the show, Smith said he was "offended" by the former NFL star for challenging his Blackness and basically calling him a coon.

"T.O. obviously offended me very, very much by questioning my blackness the way that he did," said Smith.

"I thought it was bush league. I think it's BS. But I forgive him. He's my brother. And I got love for him. And it is what it is. There's a lot of black people out there in America at this particular moment in time that have a problem with the position that I take. That's fine. I want to assure everybody in the black community; I'm not backing up one damn bit. I'm not changing my mind. I'm not bowing down to y'all vitriol and the venom that y'all are aiming in my direction. Keep it coming. I don't give a damn. Because I know I am right on this 

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Jada Pinkett Smith is often asked about her close relationship with Tupac Shakur, who died from injuries he sustained in a drive-by shooting in 1996 at age 25.

The 48-year-old mother of two opened up about Tupac during a discussion on her Red Table Talk web series with guest Robyn Crawford, a lesbian who wrote a book about her relationship with the late Whitney Houston.

Both Jada and Robyn have been accused of embellishing their relationships with the dead superstars.

During the chat Jada explained that she understood Whitney and Robyn's close bond because of the friendship she shared with the rapper before his death.

"I understood because of the complex relationship I've had with 'Pac and those moments of "Who's that?" Knowing damn well there ain't nothing like that between us."

Jada said Tupac confided his fears that he would "go off the rails" if they were no longer friends because she gave him "stability".

"Him feeling like, 'You're the only stability I got, I can't afford for you to put that attention elsewhere'," Jada explained. "For him, it was, we were an anchor for each other. Anytime he felt like that anchor was threatened, oh my God."

"When you said (the book is) a love letter to Whitney, that resonated as so powerful," she told Robyn, 55. "It was so healing for me in so many different ways," Jada said of Robyn's new memoir, A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston.

"It's hard to live with someone who has had a legacy at the level she has had and then to lose them under tragic circumstances. I have a very similar situation," she continued.

The Girls Trip actress and the bad boy rapper both studied at the Baltimore School of the Arts before finding fame in their respective fields.
 

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Colin Kaepernick made enemies in high places after his latest PR stunt. According to Complex.com, music mogul Jay-Z is "disappointed" that Kaepernick moved the location of his much-hyped workout in Atlanta on Saturday.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and Jay-Z, the NFL's social justice consultant, arranged the workout to get critics off Jay-Z's back.

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According to Complex, "a source close to the situation" informed them that Jay-Z is "disappointed" that Kaepernick turned his workout into a publicity stunt.

Kaepernick, 32, arrived in Atlanta on Thursday to prepare for his big workout at the Atlanta Falcons' training facility in Flowery Branch, Ga. He last played in the NFL three years ago when he opted out of a contract with the 49ers.

All went well until three hours before the start of the private workout, when Kaepernick's camp informed the NFL that the workout was moved to Drew High School in Riverdale, Ga, about 60 miles away. The news media was invited to attend.

Kaepernick showed up at the school wearing a black t-shirt with "KUNTA KINTE" on the front. Kunta Kinte is a character in the critically acclaimed television series, Roots, based on the 1976 novel by American author Alex Haley.

The NFL abruptly announced that Kaepernick was "no-show" at the workout. The league said 25 teams attended the workout. But only eight teams showed up at the high school to watch the moved workout.

Kaepernick's people responded, saying the NFL asked the unemployed quarterback to sign a "liability waiver" that protects the league from further legal action.

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Kaepernick, right, and Eric Reid, left, settled a grievance against the NFL and team owners for blacklisted him after he led protests by kneeling during the National Anthem.

The reaction from the sports world was swift, with many saying Kaepernick was finished. ESPN host Stephen A. Smith said Kaepernick doesn't want to play in the NFL. He "wants to be a martyr."

In a video, Smith said:

"This man wanted a chance. Twenty-five teams show up in Georgia at the Atlanta Falcons practice facility—state of the art facility, NFL personnel, equipment, video, everything, and what does Colin Kaepernick do? Because of some issue with a liability waiver, Colin Kaepernick wants to change the venue. You don't want to work. You just want to make noise and you want to control the narrative."

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Enough viewers tuned in to Tyler Perry's The Oval to give the new series its best television ratings since the White House soap opera premiered last month.

The Oval stars Ed Quinn as U.S. President Hunter Franklin; and actress Kron Moore stars as his bitter, long-suffering wife, Victoria Franklin. They're dysfunctional family includes Paige Hurd as daughter Gayle Franklin, and Daniel Croix Henderson as son Jason Franklin.

According to TV By the Numbers, The Oval bounced back from 0.2 to 0.3 in the coveted adults 18-49 demographic, while Tyler Perry's Sistas rose above its 0.2 to reach 0.3.

Nearly 1 million viewers tuned in to Wednesday's episode of The Oval. While Sistas drew 852 pairs of eyeballs this week.

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In Wednesday's episode of The Oval, titled "Rats Can Smell Poison," Richard (Javon Johnson) and his son Barry (Vaughn W. Hebron) struggle over Barry's gun. The gun goes off and a stray bullet hits an innocent bystander. Barry and Richard leave the scene just as a woman begins screaming.

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Lilly's husband, Donald (Lodric D. Collins) confronts creepy Secret Service agent Kyle (Brad Benedict), who has a crush on him. Donald orders Kyle to leave his home, and he tells Kyle he will reassign him to another detail once he gets back to the White House.

The president's creepy son, Jason, has his eye on Jean, one of the White House's pretty maids. As Jean cleans a spot on the rug, a naked Jason strolls across the hallway behind her.

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Jean complains to White House staff supervisor Priscilla (Taja V. Simpson), who reassigns her to another section of the White House.

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Victoria notices Gayle is missing from the breakfast table and she instructs Priscilla to go fetch her from her bedroom. Victoria gives Priscilla permission to enter Gayle's bedroom. Priscilla walks into Gayle's bedroom and interrupts her taking naked selfies.

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Gayle rudely orders Priscilla out of her room and gets dressed for breakfast. During breakfast, Ed reassures Gayle he will take care of Barry, whom Gayle accused of trying to rape her in episode 1.

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Ed fires Richard for allowing his son, Barry, to enter the White House without authorization. But Victoria orders Gayle to tell Ed the truth - that Barry never touched her. Gayle admits as much.

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Later, we see Bobby (Travis Cure), the sexy airport stalker who was shot twice by Lilly (Ciera Payton), waking up on an operating table in the basement of Lilly and Donald's home.

Apparently Bobby knows creepy Kyle, who kisses him on the lips as he awakens after passing out from the pain of surgery without anesthesia.

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Bobby angrily threatens Kyle for kissing him. After Bobby is sexually harassed by Kyle, Bobby convinces Kyle to unlock his handcuffs and let him leave the house.

Miraculously, after having undergone surgery to remove the bullets from his chest and gut, Bobby is able to get up from the operating table and walk out of the room, like nothing happened.

Donald's granddaughter. Callie (LondonRose Sellars) is still missing, after having been kidnapped by her mentally unstable mother, Ruth, with the help of cult members.

Barry and his mother, Nancy (Ptosha Storey), finally go to the police department to report the child missing. But they are informed by the detective that Ruth was killed. The episode ends with little Callie still missing.
 

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Myles Garrett is suspended indefinitely and will not suit up in a Cleveland Browns uniform for the rest of the season.

Maurkice Pouncey and Larry Ogunjobi were also suspended for their roles in the ugly brawl at the end of Thursday night's Browns vs Steelers game.

The sports world was shocked and saddened by the violent act committed by Garrett, who bashed Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph on the head with his own helmet.

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NFL spokesman Michael Signora tweeted the league's decision. Garrett is suspended indefinitely. Steelers center Pouncey has been suspended for three games for kicking Garrett, and Browns defensive tackle Ogunjobi has been suspended for one game for shoving Rudolph to the ground.

All three players are suspended without pay, Yahoo Sports reports. Each franchise has been fined $250,000.

ESPN's "First Take" host Stephen A. Smith agreed with the NFL's disciplinary action. "It's unfortunate, Myles Garrett has to be suspended for the rest of the season... as a Black man, we're going to be judged as a societal issue."

Garrett, a 23-year-old No. 1 overall NFL draft pick, tackled Rudolph, who no longer had the ball. Rudolph took exception to the late hit and began tussling with Garrett on the ground.

Garrett, not wanting to injure his fist on Rudulph's helmet, ripped the 10-pound helmet off Rudolph's head and beat him with it.

Sports analyst Adam Schefter did not mince words on ESPN's "Get Up", saying, "What we saw Thursday night was the closest thing to an on-field criminal act that there's ever been in NFL history."

Fans sitting at home were horrified to see a player rip a quarterback's helmet off and swing the helmet at his head. Such a criminal act was never seen before in the annals of NFL history.

One Twitter user wrote, "The disrespect of hitting a QB with his own helmet. I'm flabbergasted. I don't watch football like that, but that's crazy."

Another tweeted: "@PopeyesChicken, if you’re looking for a store manager, it looks like @MylesLGarrett will be free the rest of the year."

And a third user tweeted: "Bye Myles Garrett!! You don't deserve the privilege to play this game at any level. I'm disgusted!"

It's being reported that Rudolph's agents are considering taking legal action against Garrett.
 

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A brawl at the end of Thursday night's Brown vs Steelers game could end the NFL career of the Browns's best defensive end, Myles Garrett.

The violent incident occurred with 8 seconds left in the game at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland on Thursday, November 14.

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Garrett, considered one of the NFL's premier defensive ends, tackled Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph, who no longer had the ball. Rudolph took exception to the late hit and gave Garrett the business.

Garrett, not wanting to injure his fist on Rudolph's helmet, ripped the 10-pound helmet off Rudolph's head and beat him with it.

Fans sitting at home were horrified to see a player rip a quarterback's helmet off and swing the helmet at his head. Such a criminal act was never seen before in the annals of NFL history.

Many fans tweeted calls for police to arrest Garrett after the 23-year-old was ejected from the game.

One Twitter user said a fine and a suspension weren't enough for Garrett's dangerous behavior. The fan said about 6 months' jail time was the appropriate punishment.

The Browns defeated the Steelers 21-7.

Question: did you watch the Cleveland vs Pittsburgh game last night? Does Garrett deserve jail time for assaulting another player with a deadly weapon?
 

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Drake responded to "kids" booing him off the stage at Tyler, The Creator's annual Camp Flog Gnaw music festival in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The Canadian superstar was booed off the stage at the annual concert that showcases homosexual and bisexual musicians on one stage.

Drake was a surprise guest who performed nine songs after A$AP Rocky and Lil Uzi Vert finished their short sets.

According to WENN.com, it had been rumored that rapper Frank Ocean, 32, was scheduled to perform during the evening, so when the "God's Plan" rapper stepped onstage, he was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd.

Drake was baffled by the crowd's low energy and tried using psychology to get a rise out of them. "I'm here for you tonight. If you want to keep going, I will keep going," he said. But it didn't work, as the impatient concertgoers yelled "Nooooo!"

The rap superstar politely bid the crowd goodbye and ended his set 20 minutes early. "It's been love. I love y'all. I go by the name of Drake. Thank you for having me," he said.

The next day, Drake addressed the entitled crowd, joking that he signed a 10-year residency for the festival.

"Plot twist… just signed a 10 year residency at Camp Flog Gnaw sorry kids see you EVERY SINGLE YEAR till you are 30."
 

The reasons for the crowd's rude reaction to Drake's performance varied. Many say the young crowd expected to see LGBT+ musicians perform, but they got closeted rapper Drake instead.

According to Variety.com, Drake was simply too old for the entitled "young, sarcastic" Generation Z snowflakes in the audience.

"Hey, you know he is 33 now," Variety.com joked.

Tyler, The Creator ripped into the crowd, calling them "assholes" and "rude" for disrespecting the biggest rapper on the planet.

"I thought bringing one of the biggest artists on the f—ing planet to a music festival was fire!," he wrote. "But flipside, a lil tone deaf knowing the specific crowd it drew. Some created a narrative in their head and acted out like assholes when it didnt come true and i dont f— with that … That sh– was like mob mentality and cancel culture in real life and i think that sh– is f—ing trash."
 

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Kanye West is on a whirlwind promotional tour in New York City to launch his new Yeezy sneaker made of algae. The 42-year-old gospel musician toured a Burberry store with his wife Kim Kardashian-West.

During a spontaneous party thrown by WSJ magazine and FastCompany, Kanye said he plans to run for president in 2024.

In a video clip from the FastCompany Innovation Festival where Kanye spoke on a panel, he asked professional athletes in the NBA and NFL to stop playing for a week to help free Rodney Reed, the inmate whom Kim Kardashian-West is lobbying to get off death row.

"All the evidence says this guy didn't do it, and he's supposed to be executed in 30 days, and all the celebrity blacks will tweet about it. But the question is, will they stop playing basketball for a week to make sure that this innocent man gets out?"

Kanye also asked Black people to stop voting for who the elites choose for them.

"For Black people I say own your power. Your power is not to just vote Democrat for the rest of our lives. That's not the power," he said, according to Page Six.

"The power is when I talk to my lawyer ... I put on my trench coat and said, 'We're moving these factories to America, and that's how it's going to be' — and it's lovely." He debuted an algae sneaker, and proclaimed, "We moved the headquarters to Cody, Wyo … Our goal is to bring the manufacturing back to America — South America, North America — bring it back Stateside and to present jobs for people back here."

Kanye touched on losing his deal with Louis Vuitton which he said triggered his mental breakdown that landed him in a psychiatric ward in 2016.

"No one knew that was the beginning of me going to the hospital," he said.
 

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Coach unveiled its 2019 holiday campaign featuring up-and-coming rapper Megan Thee Stallion among others. The 24-year-old Houston native is seen riding a carousel horse while wearing a black patent leather coat and black crushed velvet thigh high boots.

She holds a black Coach handbag in one hand and grasps a long weave extension ponytail in her other hand.

According to Us Weekly, the holiday campaign photo spread also features model Kate Moss, actress Yara Shahidi, and director Spike Lee.

The Coach holiday campaign is the "Hot Girl Summer" hitmaker's first-ever fashion campaign.

Megan first gained fame on the music sharing platform SoundCloud, and she is part of the new wave of so-called "SoundCloud rappers".
 

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The Popeyes hysteria is not over. Police in Maryland say a Popeyes customer was stabbed to death over the coveted spicy chicken sandwiches.

The fatal incident occurred after Popeyes announced the return of the popular sandwiches to franchise stores. The chicken sandwiches were pulled after a series of violent assaults in Popeyes fast food restaurants earlier this year.

Prince George's County Police responded to a report of a fight at a Popeyes location in the 6200 block of Livingston Road in Oxon Hill on Monday at around 7 p.m.

According to Fox5 DC, a fight ensued when one man objected to another man cutting the long line. The scuffle spilled outside where one man stabbed a 28-year-old man.

"We have been able to determine, preliminarily, that this is related to the release of the sandwich here at this restaurant," said PGPD Director of Media Relations Jennifer Donelan in a statement to CBS affiliate WJZ 13 News.

The victim was transported to a hospital where he was reported dead about an hour after the fight. Police are searching for the suspect.

The Popeyes chicken sandwich hysteria was born on social media when rivals Popeyes and Chick-fil-A launched a meme war touting their products.

But Popeyes was heavily criticized for targeting Black people in poor communities with their high calorie, high fat, high sodium chicken products.

Instagram influencers and bloggers promoted the sandwiches which quickly sold out everywhere.

Customers accused the fast food chain of deliberately running out of the sandwiches to prevent a certain demographic from ruining the dining experience of their regular customers.
 

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta returned for season 12 on Sunday, Nov. 3. In case you missed it, the middle aged cast - Porsha Williams, 36, Kandi Burruss, 43, Kenya Moore, 48, Eva Marcille, 35, and Cynthia Bailey, 51, continues the same reality TV formula that helps them to stay relevant.

This week's episode is entitled, "The Moore the Merrier" to promote the return of the second eldest cast member, Kenya Moore. The former Miss America, who was born under the Aquarius sign, welcomed her first child, a daughter named Brooklyn, in November of 2018. Kenya and the baby's father, Marc Daly, separated in early 2019.

Michelle Brown, of StraightfromtheA.com, recapped the season premiere.

Michelle says Bravo TV's producers reminds the viewers of Kenya's history of failed relationships and fake boyfriends, including Walter Jackson and Matt Jordan.

Michelle writes:

Kenya relishes in her new role as mom to her daughter Brooklyn, while struggling to maintain her long distance marriage to Marc. Porsha’s relationship with Dennis hits a rough patch after he betrays her trust. With a new baby on the way, Eva is feeling the pressure to find the perfect house for her expanding family. An unexpected guest shows up at Kandi’s restaurant to reveal some shocking news regarding Dennis. Meanwhile, Cynthia’s obsession with wanting to get engaged reaches new heights. Kenya throws a coming out party to introduce the ladies to Brooklyn, but the celebration soon takes a left turn when Eva makes an off-handed comment that rubs Kenya the wrong way.

 

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Opening statements are set to begin on Monday, Nov. 4, in the second rape trial of former NFL tight end Kellen Winslow II.

Winslow, 36, was previously convicted of raping a middle aged woman in Encinitas, California. He was also accused of 2 additional rapes and exposing himself to two other women.

Winslow was convicted in June of forcible rape and misdemeanor indecent exposure and lewd conduct. But the jurors deadlocked on other charges related to the alleged rape of a 54-year-old hitchhiker in Encinitas.

Jane Doe #5 accepted a ride from Winslow, who took her behind a shopping center and allegedly raped her. The woman initially identified Winslow's attorney, who is also mixed race, as the man who raped her.

Winslow also allegedly raped a 17-year-old girl -- Jane Doe 4 -- in 2003 at a Scripps Ranch house party, according to ABC affiliate 10 News in San Diego.

Winslow, who is a married father of one, was acquitted of masturbating in front of Jane Doe 5 - a 77-year-old woman - at a Carlsbad, Calif. gym in February.

In his closing argument during the first trial, Deputy District Attorney Dan Owens told the jury that Winslow "took from these women what he wanted. Kellen Winslow took from these women again and again and again. This man took what he wanted from them and threw them away like trash because that's what he thought of them."

Winslow is the son of NFL Hall of Fame tight end Kellen Winslow, 61, who played his entire career with the San Diego Chargers.
 

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Barack Obama chastised "judgmental" young people on social media who consider themselves "woke" and are so quick to cancel anyone they disagree with. "That's not activism," said the former U.S. president.

"People who do really good stuff have flaws," said Obama, who issued an apparent warning that Democrats risk losing the 2020 presidential election to Republicans again.

Obama told young people on social media to get over themselves by reminding them that they are not perfect.

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"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," he said during his 3rd annual Obama Foundation summit in Chicago.

"The world is messy. There are ambiguities. People who do really good stuff have flaws," he said. Obama said people who "cancel" others on social media only do so to make themselves feel important.

"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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Teyana Taylor flexes her directing chops in YouTube Music Original Series "Hottieween," starring rapper Dave East as irresistible blood sucker Archimedes and rapper Megan Thee Stallion as a private investigator trying to solve the murder of a scantily dressed dancer in her hometown of Stallion County.

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Episode 1: Love Bites introduces the viewer to protagonist, Megan Thee Stallion, P.I. and her trusty sidekick Janine (Jay Cole).

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A chance encounter between Megan and the mysterious Archimedes provides leads and a potentially undying relationship.

Conceptualized by Megan Thee Stallion and Produced in collaboration with YouTube Music, Megan Thee Stallion, P.I. in Hottieween marks the acting debut of Megan Thee Stallion herself.

Director Teyana Taylor took inspiration from Campy Horror classics and Blaxploitation heroines to create this series.

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Starring Dave East and Jay Cole
 

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Jada Pinkett Smith is an expert of sorts when it comes to spotting narcissists. It's so much easier to pick a narcissist out of the crowd when you've been in intimate relationships with them.

According to PEOPLE, the 48-year-old Real Table Talk show host sat down with her co-hosts — daughter Willow, 18, and mom Adrienne, 66 — and a guest, clinical psychologist Dr. Ramani Durvasula, to discuss the negative impact narcissists can have on people's lives.

"In this industry, you come across all kinds of narcissists," Jada said on Monday's episode of her popular Facebook Watch show Red Table Talk.

She told Dr. Durvasula she was hurt and devastated "big time" by a narcissist.

"Definitely. Big time. Big time. Devastated," Jada said. "Because you bring people into your inner sanctum. They make you believe that they're one thing, and then something happens, and you realize that they are something completely and utterly different. It can be very painful and dangerous."

A new study shows that narcissists are happiest when they are making other people's lives miserable.

The study shows that narcissists who have an inflated sense of self-importance and disregard for others, are less likely to be depressed and stressed out than normal people.

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Dr. Durvasula says certain personalities are drawn to narcissists despite being hurt by them in the past.

"People pleasers are very vulnerable to narcissism," she said. "They fall for it because they want to fix... they run around in circles, and they keep giving that narcissist all the supply the narcissist wants."

"Oh, God. Yeah," Willow agreed. "Low key, I might have a little bit of that."

"A lot of people do," said Durvasula. "A lot of people - again, especially women - grow up believing they have to do to earn love."

Jada, admitted she may be co-dependent on narcissists for her emotional well-being. "I need to start seeing her for my co-dependencies!" she said, referring to Dr. Durvasula.

Watch the Red Table Talk trailer below.
 

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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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LeBron James suffered an embarrassing hairline mishap during Saturday night's game against the Utah Jazz. The 34-year-old Akron native typically wears a headband during games, but his headband slipped to reveal his Bigen hairline.

FYI for you women, Bigen, pronounced like "Beijing", is a magical concoction of chemicals that, when applied the correct way, makes hairlines and beards look fuller, thicker and blacker.

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Unfortunately for LeBron, his application of Bigen became diluted by his sweat, and when exposed by his errant headband, it became obvious to everyone sitting courtside that he was wearing a lacefront wig - not hair plug implants.

LeBron's teammate, Anthony Davis, alerted him that his headband was pushed back to reveal his Bigen hairline. Video shows Davis pointing to LeBron's head and shouting, "I'm talking about your hairline."

Watch the embarrassing video below, courtesy of Vladtv.com.
 

 

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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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Wendy Williams is concerned about rapper Nicki Minaj-Petty's welfare. The daytime talk show Diva questioned Nicki's shotgun marriage to Kenneth "Zoo" Petty, a man with an extensive criminal record.

Nicki, 36, shocked her fans in September when she announced she was retiring from music to start a family with her man, Zoo Petty.

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"I've decided to retire & have my family. I know you guys are happy now. To my fans, keep reppin me, do it til da death of me, in the box- cuz ain't nobody checkin me. Love you for LIFE," she tweeted.

The Barbie's fans were concerned because Zoo has a long criminal history which includes murder and sexual assault.

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Nicki and Zoo Petty tied the knot at a private residence on Monday, changing her legal name to Onika Tanya Maraj-Petty.

Wendy, who is happily single, addressed Nicki's quickie wedding during her popular daytime talk show on Thursday.

"Nicki Minaj is married. There are some naysayers that say, 'Why did you marry this guy, Kenneth Petty? I understand why she married him, you know what I'm saying? She's known by all the world at this particular point in her life. She's the biggest thing going. And sometimes when you're the biggest thing going, you wanna have a safety blanket; a comfort zone, and that would be somebody you grew up with."

But Wendy questioned whether Nicki was wise to marry a murderer and a registered sex offender. The 41-year-old Aries was convicted of first-degree manslaughter and released from prison in 2013.

"I think that she will probably start a family right away, and can you imagine a burgeoning belly with these burgeoning hips? I mean, the plastic of it all! I don't know what he does for a living. I just know that he did time in jail. He's a sex offender. Well, she's no stranger to that considering her brother's in jail for sex offending. [Petty] served seven years in prison, and he's also a sex offender. So he's a killer and a sex offender. Well, Nicki. Congratulations!"

 

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About 20 angry Republican lawmakers stormed a secure room in the Capitol building basement where House Democrats were holding a secretive impeachment hearing.

The 20 conservative Republicans were given the green light to disrupt the meeting by their boss, the president of the United States, Donald Trump.

The meeting was being held in the U.S. Capitol basement on Wednesday, when 20 Republicans pushed past security guards and stormed into the room with cellphones - which are banned from restricted areas in the Capitol building.

The lawmakers refused to leave, prompting the Democrats to call the police to remove them.

A Pentagon official was giving testimony in the impeachment inquiry against President Trump when the GOP lawmakers barged in.

They staged a sit-in and ordered dozens of pizzas and Chick-fil-A delivered to the room. Disgusted Democrats streamed out of the room as the pizzas and Chick-fil-A sandwiches and cold beverages arrived on carts.

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The pizza was delivered by Washington D.C.'s popular We, The Pizza shop, owned by former Top Chef contestant Spike Mendelsohn, whose website crashed on Wednesday and was still offline on Thursday morning.

The GOP lawmakers complained about the lack of transparency in the Democrats' secretive meeting. They accused the Democrats of attempting an illegal coup to remove a sitting president from office.

The Democrats are anxious to impeach Trump ahead of the 2020 presidential elections.

Trump was pleased after viewing news footage of the lawmakers storming into the Democrats' secret meeting. He told reporters that he approved of their planned standoff, according to White Houses sources who spoke with Bloomberg.

But Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz, who organized the unlawful disruption, denied speaking with Trump beforehand. "I led the effort and never discussed with POTUS," he tweeted on Wednesday.
 

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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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Slow news day: Megan Thee Stallion and her makeup artist went at it on Instagram over her not crediting him for beating her face to the Gawds.

According to The Neighborhood Talk, "Megan Thee Stallion's makeup artist isn't here for her not giving him credit for his work."

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@TNHTalk posted an exchange between the rapper and her makeup artist, named Jonathan. The rapper accused him of stealing her charger. He accused her of not crediting him with applying her makeup.

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"Makeup by @akilaface," Jonathan wrote.

"And me," Megan responded.

"No, you filled in your eyebrows and put on your lighter MAC powder when I was done," he clapped back. "This is not a makeup war. I always do your makeup and never get credited. That is hurtful," he added.

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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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It was déjà vu all over again when news broke that a convicted killer in Texas had confessed to 93 murders.

The news media was quick to label 79-year-old Samuel Little as America's "most prolific serial killer".

The FBI has "confirmed about half" of Little's confessions, although no bodies have been unearthed so far. He has recounted 93 murders from memory.

It all began with two cold case files pulled from a dusty Miami-Dade warehouse. Little's recollections of the 2 murders appeared to match the evidence in the files.

Detectives claim they didn't feed him any of the details about the cold cases. They just let him talk. Authorities promised to take the death penalty off the table if he confessed to multiple murders. So he did.

"The more you tell us, the more pictures we can show you," Miami-Dade Police detective David Denmark remembers telling Little.

His detailed confessions were uncanny, according to the Washington Post, "from the cement arch he claims he drove under before choking Miriam Chapman to the way he buried Mary Brosley with her leg sticking out because the dirt was so hard."

But, as the Washington Post points out, officials may have unwittingly provided those details to the killer.

Denmark insists this is not a repeat of the now infamous Henry Lee Lucas case.

In 1983, Lucas, already on trial for murdering one elderly woman, became a household name when he confessed to 100 more murders "out there somewhere."

The Texas Rangers believed his stories. The news media wanted to believe him. And soon enough, dozens of eager law enforcement officials, prosecutors and reporters from all over the country lined up to interview Lucas in jail.

The 100 murders Lucas confessed to soon grew to 600 murders. The news media went into a feeding frenzy.

Lucas's lies were exposed when a reporter extracted a confession from him that he made the whole thing up.

But Denmark insists Little's case is different because interrogation techniques have improved since the 1980s.

"We knew what the deal was because [Little] had given these details without even talking to us,” Denmark told The Washington Post.

All the feds have to go on are Little's elaborately detailed confessions and the colorful drawings that used to line the walls of his prison cell. There are roughly 50 victims depicted in the artwork. Little claims he created the images of his victims from memory.

The feds are so desperate to close cold cases, that they compiled an online gallery featuring Little's drawings. Their hope is that the paintings will jog the memories of family members whose loved ones went missing or were murdered between 1970 and 2005.

One man, who was 5-years-old when his mother was murdered, claims he recognized her from one of the drawings. CBS News program "60 Minutes" compared the drawing to an old photograph of the woman. There is no resemblance between the drawing and the woman in the photo.

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But the feds are convinced that there is enough of a resemblance to close the cold case. And so on. And so on.

The feds and the news media believe Little is a "prolific serial killer", but others remain skeptical.

One Washington Post reader wrote: "This developmentally challenged bum just likes to watercolor faces of women. He wants Dr. Pepper, Cheetos, and an audience of gullible law enforcement."

And a YouTube viewer wrote, "When is a confession, without any bodies, verifiable evidence?"

For inmates like Little, confessing to nearly 100 murders is better than sitting alone in a 6x8 cell for 23 hours a day.

Little is currently in a prison in Texas.
 

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Judge Tammy Kemp was a guest on The Tamron Hall Show on Thursday, Oct. 10. The embattled judge came under fire for hugging former Dallas cop Amber Guyger after she was found guilty of killing 26-year-old accountant Botham Jean in his own apartment.

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In previous interviews Kemp defended her behavior, saying Guyger asked her twice for a hug. Kemp also said she gave Guyger her personal Bible because the 31-year-old promised to return it after she completes her 10-year prison sentence.

Kemp's court bailiff was also criticized for appearing to comfort Guyger by primping her hair in the courtroom.

When Hall asked Kemp to explain the bailiff's actions, Kemp said "Guyger had been found guilty of murder... and we were on a lunch break. However, I couldn't send her to the jail to be frisked. So we asked a female bailiff to stay with her throughout the lunch break. And if you know anything about the jail, you gotta search every part of a person, including their hair."

But critics of the judge and the bailiff say officers never conduct searches for razor blades or other contraband with their bare hands.
 

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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'."