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Wendy Williams does not have bubble guts, Okay? The 55-year-old talk show host denied reports that she farted on live television, insisting she would have laughed out loud if she had.

A clip of The Wendy Williams Show host went viral after fans were convinced they heard the TV guru passing gas while presenting her Hot Topics segment on January 17.

On Thursday's episode, Wendy addressed the speculation, saying she did not fart on live television.

She played the footage and told her audience: "I have never farted once on this show. As a matter of fact, I barely fart, you know why? Because gas gets released several different ways and mine is belching, because all I do is talk."

Wendy also explained why she prefers leaning on her chair armrest.

"Let me tell you something right now, okay? I don't lean over like this to release a fart, I lean over like this because it's comfortable. If I sit (straight up) all the time, it's heavy on my spine... I like to release my hips and lean, you know what I'm saying?... I've been doing this for 11 years on this show!"

She also told the audience that if she had broke wind on air, she wouldn't have been able to conceal her laughter.

"I would have definitely been laughing because farts are always funny. You know a girl like me would have been laughing at that!” she giggled.

The star also made reference to the wet noise heard in the video clip, adding, "By the sound of that fart, I would have had to go change my costume! I would have left a mark in the seat. I wouldn’t even save the costume, I would have thrown it away. It'd probably be soiled beyond soiled-tivity."

Wendy Show producer Norman Baker and stagehand John Anderson explained that the sound happened while setting up for a segment with scientific author Dr. Kate Biberdorf.

"We were filling up a fish tank backstage and we didn't have the proper hose. The air was just coming out and it was sputtering like someone was farting. Okay? So that's what it was. It wasn't Wendy!" Anderson confirmed.
 

 

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Everyone has something they will gladly fight you for. T.I.'s middle son, King Harris, tells Complex.com he fought in a school bathroom over something near and dear to his heart: his family pride.

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A viral video shows the 15-year-old high schooler brawling with a boy in a bathroom while girls and boys looked on (maybe it was a unisex bathroom?)

The video shows King holding his own against the other boy. King walked into a hard right but he shook it off and proved he is his daddy's son.

"I can't tell you all that happened... basically... we fought," King tells Complex.com.

"This dude hit me one time, one time! It looked like he hit me a couple of times, but on God, you don't see nothing on my face. I still look light-skinned, no bruises, one bruise right here. That's all you see on me, no other bruises. Therefore, he hit me one time!"

So what was King fighting a kid over? King tells Complex the fight was over a Kodak Black Sniper Gang hoodie.

Kodak Black, who was transferred from a Miami prison to a facility in Kentucky, has beef with King's father, rapper T.I. Harris, 39. Kodak is serving 46 months in prison on weapons possession charges.

King is T.I.'s son with singer and reality TV personality Tameka "Tiny" Harris, 44.
 

 

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A New Orleans judge initially declined to approve an arrest warrant for misdemeanor sexual battery against NFL star Odell Beckham Jr for butt slapping a cop.

The incident occurred during a post-game celebration in LSU's locker room after winning the national title at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in Louisiana on Monday night.

When Beckham Jr. spotted an officer bending over, he couldn't help himself. He stared intently at the cop's buttocks before delivering a hard slap on the cop's butt.

According to AL.com, the police officer told LSU players they could not smoke cigars inside the locker room. But another officer allegedly told the players it was okay to smoke in the locker room.

Nola.com reports that a judge declined to approve the warrant because it was for misdemeanor sexual battery. The judge later approved an amended warrant for simple battery.

The judge's action prompted outrage on social media among #MenToo groups.

Police officers are outraged at the double standard for a celebrity football player. One officer wrote on Facebook: "If one of us butt slapped a female reporter, we would be fired!"

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On Friday's episode of Atlanta's daytime talk show Sister Circle, co-host Rashan Ali, 2nd from left, argued that Beckham was being discriminated against because he is a star wide receiver.

Her co-hosts (L-R): Egypt Sherrod, Quad Webb and Trina Braxton agreed that a man touching another man's buttocks without consent is not a crime.
 

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Yung Joc was clowned over the weekend when he was caught on video driving for a ride-share service. Joc went viral when Uber customers recorded him picking them up.

"You sound like somebody I know," one of the passengers said. Joc explained that he was driving for "a month or so" because "it was an easy way to get some easy money right here downtown."

Many assumed this was yet another stunt by Joc to go "viral." He doesn't need the few hundred dollars.

The 36-year-old business owner is a cast member on Love & Hip-Hop, as well as a co-host on a popular radio station here in Atlanta. All of which provides him with a tidy income to support his many children.

Behind the scenes, Joc caught flack for pulling more stunts in order to "go viral" on social media.

He isn't the only one. Many washed up celebrities hire PR firms to come up with stunts that have a high probability of going viral and increasing more "engagement" on social media.

As an industry insider explained to me: "Going viral is this generation's currency."

But according to Joc, his Uber driving gig is no stunt for fleeting viral fame.

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The former rapper told TMZ that he has been part of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Atlanta for years, and he is leading by example.

"You show them what humility is and you're not too big to do the right thing by making an honest living," he said. "I think that's why a lot of kids - and even adults - go astray. Because they're too ashamed, they're too prideful to do something."

He said one of the perks of "going viral" was the support he received from people like OG rapper Snoop Dogg.

"The most phenomenal part of this experience from this going viral is the amount of support," he said. "I just realize that maybe people are beginning to be a little more mature."

Speaking of maturity, it will be interesting to see what stunt Joc comes up with next.
 

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A student who fought with a substitute teacher at a Miami high school faces criminal charges. The fight was captured on cell phone video and went viral online.

The incident happened on Monday, Jan. 13, at Miami Central High School in North Miami.

The video footage shows the substitute teacher and the aggressive student brawling in a classroom as other students record the chaos on their cell phones.

The teacher, who has short hair, traded punches with the unidentified student before putting her in a headlock. The student trapped the teacher against a desk then body-slammed her to the floor.

A male student pushed the girl off the teacher and held her down while the teacher climbed atop the girl and pinned her to the floor. The video doesn't show what sparked the fight.

A Miami-Dade Public School spokesperson said the student was not supposed to be in the classroom.

"All indicators point to the student having been the aggressor," said Daisy Gonzalez-Diego, chief communications officer for MDCPS, in an emailed statement to Bradenton.com.

"This is a regrettable and isolated incident between a student and a teacher, who otherwise maintained an amicable relationship. The Miami-Dade Schools Police Department continues to investigate this unfortunate matter," Gonzalez-Diego said. "It is evident the employee used great restraint in her attempts to de-escalate the situation."

The teacher will not be disciplined.
 

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Two men were hailed as heroes for rescuing a scantily dressed woman from a mob of men who had wicked intentions for her.

The video shows why most women in the Middle East don't tempt men by dressing conservatively in layers of clothing from head to toe.

The undated incident occurred in Mansoura, Egypt, according to Worldstarhiphop.com. The woman was dressed in a mini skirt and cropped jacket. This type of Western attire is a no-no in Muslim cultures.

The woman screamed in terror as a mob of men - who aren't used to seeing scantily dressed women - surrounded her and began to grope her. Some of the men even jumped on top of the car trying to get at her.

Two brave men pushed through the frenzied mob and led the woman to the safety of a waiting car.
 

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A 48-year-old man who was arrested for trying to abduct a drug-addicted woman off a subway train in The Bronx is giving his side of the story.

Sonny Alloway was arrested after a viral video showed him picking up a homeless woman and dragging her off the No. 6 train at 2:30 a.m. on Monday, Dec. 30.

He was charged with unlawful imprisonment, a misdemeanor, and released.

The woman and a male friend, also homeless, were sleeping on the train to stay warm when the incident happened.

Cell phone video shows Alloway, who was seated across from them, tap the woman's leg and motion toward the door.

At the next stop, Alloway grabbed the frail woman and carried her off the train, as she yelled for help.

The woman and her friends spotted Alloway on the street the next day, and the mob delivered some street justice before the police were called.

In a new video released on New Year's Day, Alloway gives his side of the story. He claims the woman is a "crackhead" who asked him to help her get away from her pimp.

Watch the video below. The second video shows the attempted abduction. In the 3rd video, Alloway is seen professing his affection for young girls.
 

 

 

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Don Lemon nearly had a mental breakdown on the air, after President Donald Trump retweeted a video of himself as Thanos trolling House Democrats.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced articles of impeachment against the president on Tuesday, alleging abuse of power and obstruction of justice.

In the video, Trump's face is Photoshopped on the body of Marvel Supervillain Thanos, who says, "I am inevitable".

Then a black dust cloud blows Pelosi and the other Democrats off the podium during their press conference.

The video left Don Lemon momentarily speechless and in disbelief. The CNN anchor was apparently furious that Trump took the articles of impeachment so lightly.

“Uh... what are we, in junior high school?" he stammered.

"What the hell. What is this? Like, what? WHAT?! I cannot believe that I'm even having to report this on the news!"

CNN viewers mocked the "drama queen" anchor for reporting the video as news in the first place.

"Slow news day, Don?" one Twitter user wrote.
 

 

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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden refuses to answer questions about an outdated racial term he used in a viral clip from a 2017 video.

The video clip shows Biden surrounded by Black women and children at a pool renaming ceremony in Wilmington, Delaware.

Biden regaled the crowd with a colorful story about the time he worked as a lifeguard at a desegregated swimming pool back in the day.

"By the way, you know, I sit on the stand, and it get[s] hot. I got a lot, I got hairy legs that turn blonde in the sun, and the kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and then watch the hair come back up again. They'd look at it. So I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I love kids jumping on my lap."

 

The video clip didn't generate interest in the mainstream news media. But Black Twitter questioned what the 77-year-old Democratic candidate meant when he uttered the term "roaches" while surrounded by Black children.

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Many questioned the timing of the video clip, which resurfaced online after former President Barack Obama made it clear that Biden is not his choice for the Democratic nominee.

Biden doesn't bond with voters, Obama allegedly said during a meeting with presidential hopefuls in his D.C. office earlier this year.

Famed radio host and attorney Larry Elder wondered aloud in a rhetorical tweet, "And if @realDonaldTrump referred to blacks kid as "ROACHES"? [sic].

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Biden's history of insensitive racial remarks continues to plague his campaign, already hobbled by his son Hunter Biden's inconvenient comedy of errors.

During his early days in the U.S. Senate, Biden was strongly opposed to busing to desegregate schools. He warned busing would lead to a "racial jungle."

California Senator Kamala Harris, who dropped out of the 2020 presidential race last week, confronted Biden during a tense Democratic primary debate in June.

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"I do not believe you are a racist," she said, as she criticized his praise for staunch segregationists like Senators James Eastland and Herman Talmadge.

"But it was hurtful to hear you talk [about] the reputations of two United States Senators who built their reputations and career on segregation of race in this country."

"And it was not only that, but you also worked with them to oppose busing. And you know, there was a little girl in California who was a part of the second class to integrate her public schools, and she was bused to school every day. And that little girl was me."

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Joe Biden has a sordid reputation for inappropriately touching minor children over the years. A video clip of Biden rambling on about children rubbing his hairy legs went viral on the Internet over the weekend.

In the video, Biden addresses a group of Black women and children on the campaign trail in Wilmington, N.C. He discussed the time he worked as a lifeguard at a desegregated swimming pool.

The video clip first made the rounds back in September, according to The Blaze. If the video is taken down before you get a chance to watch it, here is what he said.

"And by the way, you know I sit on the stand and it'd get hot. I got hairy legs that... turn blonde in the sun. The kids used to come up and reach in the pool and rub my leg down so it was straight and watch the hair come back up again. They'd look at it. So I learned about roaches. I learned about kids jumping on my lap. And I love kids jumping on my lap."

Supporters say the video was taken out of context. The "roach" comment was in reference to something someone said earlier about roaches.

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Former President Barack Obama has made it clear that his former vice president should not be the Democratic nominee.

Watch the Biden video below.
 

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A Maryland teacher was arrested and booked into the county jail after she was caught on video fighting a student in her classroom. Vivian Noirie, 36, was charged with child abuse and assaulting the student at Largo High School.

The fight occurred at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 15, when the student confronted Noirie after she contacted her parents the day before.

Cell phone video shows Noirie repeatedly punching and kicking the student, who fights back. The teacher is wearing a grey top.

To their credit, the other students separated the combatants before two teachers stepped in to stop the altercation.

Police say they are also pursuing assault charges against the 17-year-old female student after reviewing the viral video.

According to Fox5 DC, the school's website says Noirie teaches Spanish at the school.
 

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A white man was chased by an angry mob, beaten and robbed of his spicy chicken sandwich after he went on a profane rant inside a Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen restaurant.

Online activist Tariq Nasheed posted a video that showed a white man shouting the N-word inside a Popeyes restaurant. The man was apparently upset after waiting in a long line for his food.

As the man walked outside the restaurant, he was set upon by an angry mob who beat him bloody and robbed him of his chicken sandwich.

This is the type of incident Popeyes had hoped to avoid when they pulled the chicken sandwiches out of stores after a series of violent incidents around the country earlier this year.

When Popeyes brought back the popular sandwich on Sunday, Nov. 3, the incidents of violence began anew.

One man was stabbed to death and social media users uploaded videos showing fights and other violent incidents inside and outside the restaurants. But Popeyes wasn't concerned.

According to Fox News, the corporation asked its customers to "show some patience and love each other as much as it loves the restaurant."

A spokesman told Fox Business the company had no plans to remove the sandwiches from stores again.

"The Chicken Sandwich came back on Sunday and will be available for the long term," a Popeyes spokesperson said in a statement to Fox Business on Wednesday.

"We love our fans and know they love us — we're asking everyone to share that love with each other and be understanding as the team works hard to get the sandwich back in every one of our guests’ hands."

Eric Yaverbaum, head of Ericho Communications, told Fox Business the incidents didn't mean a public relations disaster for Popeyes. He said the fights "just showcase poor decision making by specific Popeyes customers."

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A homeless opera singer who was discovered by the LAPD while singing in a L.A. subway station has lost her recording contract. A LAPD officer recorded Emily Zamourka singing opera in an L.A. metro subway station.

The officer's cell phone video went viral, and offers poured in from music producers and record label execs. Zamourka, a talented former opera singer and violinist, told reporters she was a Russian immigrant who fell on hard times and ended up homeless. She said she played the violin on the streets of Los Angeles to earn money.

Zamourka was offered a recording contract from two-time grammy-winning producer Joel Diamond. Corky Hale, a music industry veteran, offered to replace her $10,000 violin that was reportedly stolen a few months ago.

Unfortunately this rags-to-riches story did not have a happy ending.

Diamond has withdrawn his recording contract offer to the singer, The Blast reports. Zamourka never signed the contract.

Diamond said Zamourka refused to comply with contractual agreements to make appearances and to work with top flight producers and songwriters.

"Emily (Zamourka) has not responded to what I felt was the 'world on a silver platter' proven formula that has worked hugely successfully for me before. To say we are not on the same page artistically, would be an understatement," says Diamond.

"In addition, she did not even want to listen to a song that I personally requested for her from one of the most successful songwriters in the world, Diane Warren," he said.

Zamourka also declined offers to replace her stolen violin. Diamond says she "turned down multiple free violins from well-known musicians to replace her stolen one."

Homeless people are notorious for rejecting offers of help returning to the rat race.
 

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A routine shoplifting trip to a Family Dollar store ended with the termination of one of the Phoenix officers who responded to the scene.

Iesha Harper, 24, and Dravon Ames, 22, took their daughters - ages 1 and 4 - to the Family Dollar on May 27.

After leaving the store with items they didn't pay for, the couple complained that the police pulled their car over and pointed guns in their faces.

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The store employees had called the cops, saying they believed the family stole items from the store. A worker had observed the 4-year-old girl leaving the store with a doll.

Cell phone video shows the cops pointing guns at the family and ordering them out of their car. The video quickly went viral, and social media activists went nuts. The drama escalated because the family was Black and the cops were Caucasian.

On Tuesday, Phoenix Police Chief Jeri Williams said one of the cops, Officer Christopher Meyer, was notified of his termination.

A disciplinary review board had recommended he receive a 6-week suspension, but Williams, who is Black, said the punishment was "not sufficient to reverse the adverse effects on our department and our community."

"I expect more. You deserve more," she said, according to the NY Daily News. "Unlike other professions, we don't have a luxury of a do-over."

Harper, who was five months pregnant at the time of the incident, approved of Meyer's firing - although she said she had hoped both officers would lose their jobs.

"I think I might be able to get a good night's rest for once knowing that he's fired, and it won't happen to no one else," she said. "I think it's a step in the right direction."

The second officer seen in the video received a reprimand for using foul language.

The family filed a $10 million lawsuit against the city.
 

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A television commercial is causing mass confusion among young people who apparently missed or misunderstood the ad's tagline at the end.

The commercial opens with a pre-teen boy telling his father, "I think I got my period." The next scene shows a man rolling over in bed to reveal a bloodstain on the sheet under him.

The commercial also shows men dealing with their periods in public restrooms and locker rooms. One man asks another man for a Tampon, and a high school boy nervously drops his pantyliners in front of a girl, who asks him if he needs her help.

The commercial caused confusion among young people on social media who questioned how boys and men can menstruate.

Many missed the ad's tagline at the end of the commercial - 'If we all had them, maybe we'd be more comfortable with them.'

But even those who read the tagline were baffled. Since when are we women ashamed of having periods?

Some viewers believe the people behind the commercial are men who assume women are ashamed of having periods.

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Thinx claims to make underwear that absorbs your period.

"We're on a mission to empower every body [sic] with innovative solutions and social change," the company states.

The company's Twitter page promotes their undergarments under the hashtag #IfWeAllHadPeriods.

One YouTube viewer wrote: "I think [the ad is] mostly trying to deconstruct the 'stigma' about periods. I'd personally never heard of period shaming, but apparently some people think its a thing."
 

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Working moms everywhere can relate to a NBC news correspondent who vent viral on social media after her son interrupted her live report on Syria.

NBC News correspondent Courtney Kube was live on the air reporting on the conflict in Syria on Wednesday when her son wandered over and demanded her attention.

Kube, who covers national security and the Pentagon, was discussing Turkey's incursion into Syria from the NBC News studios in Washington, D.C. when her 4-year-old son interrupted her.

"Excuse me... my Kids are here. Live television," Kube laughed while simultaneously pushing her son away.

Kube later explained that her kids were dropped off in the studio from preschool and, "Breaking news in Syria didn't line up with preschool drop-off, so he and his twin brother were with me."

Hopefully Kube's boss has a good sense of humor.
 

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Rapper 2 Chainz nearly sent social media into a frenzy when he announced rapper Tekashi69 was released from jail and he bumped into him in New York City.

In a hilarious video, 2 Chainz, whose real name is Tauheed Epps, informed his followers that he ran into Tekashi69 on the street on Wednesday.

"I got breaking news, the boy done got out," 2 Chainz says in the clip, which is captioned: "In NYC just ran into 69".

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"I just ran into him too and y'all ain't gonna put y'all motherf**king hands on him either!" the 42-year-old rapper added, before gesturing toward a giant inflatable rodent - a symbol of anti-union strikebreakers - on the back of a pickup truck.

Tekashi, real name Daniel Hernandez, was arrested last November and later pleaded guilty to nine federal charges including racketeering, conspiracy, firearms offenses and drugs trafficking.

In accordance with a plea deal that could set him free as early as next year, Hernandez turned government witness and testified against his former Nine Trey Gangsta Bloods gang associates, ensuring he will be looking over his shoulders for the rest of his life.

His decision to name his fellow gang members sparked outrage among fellow rappers, including Snoop Dogg who labeled him a "snitch".

Tekashi is currently behind bars, as prosecutors fear for his safety. Jury deliberations in the trial began on Wednesday, WENN.com reports.
 

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A mouse startled customers when it jumped into a deep fryer at a Central Texas Whataburger restaurant. The incident happened in full view of paying customers at a Whataburger in Bastrop, Texas on Sunday morning.

A Facebook user shared video of the mouse running around on a countertop near the deep fryer station. The Facebook user provided narration as a customer went behind the counter to trap the mouse.

As the customer attempted to catch the mouse, the terrified critter leaped into the deep fryer full of hot grease.

Brushawn Lewis, who uploaded the video, wrote, "This s--- is crazy I'm at whataburger in Bastrop Tx. It's a damn rat just out in the open!".

"Oh, he went in the grease! That h*e is fried!" said Lewis. The video was viewed over 1 million times.

A restaurant worker offered refunds to customers who waited patiently for their orders.

A spokesman for Whataburger restaurants responded to the Facebook post, saying the particular Whataburger location was shut down and "sanitized".

"Thank you for bringing this to our attention. At Whataburger, cleanliness and food safety are top priorities for us. In this instance, we closed the restaurant out of an abundance of caution and notified pest control. The entire restaurant has since been cleaned and sanitized. We addressed this situation as quickly as possible, reinforcing procedures with our Family Members. While we'll continue to be very diligent, it's important to know there was no history of this type incident at this unit and there is no ongoing issue. A member of our team would like to reach out and address any concerns. Can you please share your contact information with us?"