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Usher Raymond and girlfriend Jennifer Goicoechea are expecting their first child together, Us Weekly reports exclusively.

The baby will be Raymond's third child and Goicoechea's first, Us Weekly can exclusively confirm.

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A source very close to the couple tells Us Weekly, "They are thrilled and very excited." The couple were spotted in L.A., outside a production studio, on Monday, August 31, with Goicoechea's baby bump on display.

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Goicoechea is Raymond's youngest girlfriend, as he usually prefers older women.

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The Grammy winner, 41, previously welcomed two sons — Usher Raymond V, 12, and Naviyd, 11 - with his then-wife, Tameka Foster, 49. After they divorced in 2009, the Texas native went on to wed record executive Grace Miguel, 51. They announced their separation in 2018 after Usher was sued by several people who claim he gave them the herpes virus.

Raymond and Goicoechea, 36, were first spotted together as a couple at the Hollywood Bowl in October 2019.

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Niecy Nash is off the market. The 50-year-old comedic actress tied the knot with her lover of 2 years, singer Jessica Betts over the weekend.

Niecy posted a wedding photo on Instagram. She captioned the image "Mrs. Carol Denise Betts ... @jessicabettsmusic #LoveWins."

Jessica reposted the image on her IG account, captioning the image, "I got a whole Wife."

The announcement left bloggers wondering who Jessica is and how Niecy managed to keep her a secret for 2 years.
 

Jessica did make an appearance on the TV drama Claws in 2018.

It turns out there were hints all along, but some of us missed them because we've never heard of Jessica until today.

Nash was previously married to Don Nash for 13 years. They share three children.

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She split from her second husband Jay Tucker after 8 years of marriage. Their bitter divorce was finalized in March.

The surprise announcement leaves Niecy's fans wondering if this is all staged since Jessica has an album coming out. But a source close to the photographer confirmed the wedding was real.

Calls to Niecy's manager for comment were not returned.
 

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Sunday night's MTV Music Video Awards was dedicated to Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter movement.

The awards show, hosted by singer/actress Keke Palmer, was filmed at several outdoor locations in New York City, without a live audience amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Lady Gaga walked away with the most trophies (5), while South Korean pop group BTS and Ariana Grande won four each. The Weeknd won video of the Year.

The following are the top 5 moments of the night.

1. Keke Palmer, first Black female host of the VMAs

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Keke Palmer won praise for her hosting duties as the first ever Black woman to host the VMAs. The 27-year-old Virgo dedicated the night to the late actor Chadwick Boseman and the Black Lives Matter Marxist organization.

Boseman, 43, died of colon cancer after a 4-year battle.

"Before we get to the music tonight, we need take the time to talk about the devastating loss of Chadwick Boseman, an actor whose talent and passion was a true inspiration to all the fans he touched and everyone he encountered. We dedicated tonight's show to a man whose spirit touched so many," Palmer said:

"He's a true hero, not just onscreen, but in everything he did. His impact lives forever."
 

 

"As rough as it's been, there have been incredible moments of inspiration that have given my generation hope," she said in her opening remarks. "We've seen heroes going above and beyond... And with the Black Lives Matter movement, we've seen our generation step up, take to the streets, and make sure our voices will be heard. Enough is enough!"

2. Lady Gaga Wins 5 Awards

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Lady Gaga made her first appearance on VMAs in 15 years. She took home the first MTV Tricon Award - honoring her work in music, acting and fashion.

3. Chloe x Halle's Performance of "Ungodly Hour"

Beyonce's proteges Chloe x Halle upstaged the other performers even though they were relegated to the VMA pre-show. Their stirring performance of "Ungodly Hour" still has social media buzzing.
 

 

4. Rapper DaBaby Protests Police Violence

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DaBaby's performance of his hit "Blind" included references to the ongoing BLM protests in America. The rapper performed while handcuffed in the back of a police car.

5. Taylor Swift Makes History

Pop star Taylor Swift made VMA history as the first solo female artist to win best directing for her music video "The Man." She was the second female ever to win the best director trophy, following director Melina Matsoukas who won for "Formation" by Beyonce in 2016.

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Kylie Jenner and Fai Khadra were spotted on a shopping spree in Paris, France a few days ago. It seems Kylie has lost her taste for dark meat after dumping baby daddy Travis Scott last year. Travis, 28, is the father of Kylie's only child, daughter Stormi.

Kylie, 23, (far right) is pictured with Fai (2nd from left) her bestie, Zack Bia, 24 (center), and her personal assistant Maguire Grace Amundsen (2nd from right) visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris on Friday, Aug. 28.

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Fai (removing his mask) chats with Kylie's bestie Zack Bia, while Kylie and Maguire walk a few paces behind them at the Louvre Museum. Kylie and crew were accompanied by bodyguards wearing motorcycle helmets.

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After touring Paris, Kylie and her crew boarded a private jet for West Hollywood, California where she attended a party with her ex, PARTYNEXTDOOR on Sunday night.

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Speculation ran wild when Kylie posted photos of herself cozying up to Fai in Paris. Though she denies they are an item, the body language in the pictures tell a different story. A follower tagged Kylie's ex, Travis, in the photo comments.

According to TMZ, Kylie and her tall dark and handsome beau are just friends. In fact, TMZ claims Fai is in Kylie's "friend zone".

According to the Internet, Fai is a 28-year-old Instagram star from Saudi Arabia. He is also a pop singer who released a single called "Love It." His Instagram account has over 1.5 million followers.

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Before hooking up with Kylie, the 6'2" gym enthusiast is rumored to have dated Kylie's sister, Kendall Jenner, 24 (pictured with Fai at the beach in July), model Bella Hadid, 23, St. Louis model Devon Windsor, 26, and Kylie's ex assistant Jordyn Woods, 22 (pictured below). He gets around.

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Kim Kardashian continues her criminal justice advocacy by demanding "sensible moderate" police reform in the United States.

While the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star's estranged husband Kanye West is running for President from his ranch in Wyoming, the reality star, who is raising two sons on her own in Calabasas, is urging her followers to vote yes for police reform on California Senate Bill 731.

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The 39-year-old tweeted: "Right now it's ok if a police officer in California breaks the law while on the job. They cannot be sued for breaking the law. Please vote YES on #SB731 for sensible moderate police reform."

She added. "This will just make police officers accountable if they break the law. Please we are calling for your leadership, @AssemblyDems and @Rendon63rd. #YesOnSB731."

The tweet comes days after police in Kenosha, Wisconsin shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, four times in the back as he leaned into his SUV. He is paralyzed from the waist down and may never walk again.

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Kim recently reached a critical point in her marriage to Kanye, after he revealed sensitive private details of their marriage at a campaign rally last month in South Carolina. Kanye told attendees the couple had planned to abort eldest child North West while also ranting about legendary civil rights figure Harriet Tubman.

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Kanye's campaign has been plagued with setbacks as he failed to get on the ballot in a majority of states, including his adoptive home of Wyoming as well as his native Illinois, and the key swing state of Wisconsin. He also missed filing deadlines or was rejected in states including California, Florida and Pennsylvania.

The "Gold Digger" rapper is suing Ohio's elections chief after he was denied a spot on the state's ballot.

Kim has asked for sympathy for his worrisome behavior, which she attributes to his battle with bipolar disorder.

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Anal cancer is cancer that arises in the anus or the opening of the rectum where feces exits the body.

Anal cancer has been on the rise over the decades due to papillomavirus (HPV), which is the major risk for anal cancer. Anal cancer is not to be confused with colon cancer or rectal cancer.

Risk factors for anal sex

Receptive anal sex increases the risk of anal cancer in both men and women. Men who have sex with men have a higher risk of anal cancer than women. Even men who practice safe sex using condoms have a higher risk of anal cancer due to the increased friction in a very sensitive area that tears easily.

Anal sex transmits HPV which causes anal cancer. Skin to skin contact also transmits HPV.

"Unfortunately, HPV can also be transmitted to the anus through anal intercourse and cause cancer there," San Diego-based gynecologist Christine Sterling told POPSUGAR.

The anus is not a sex organ and does not self-lubricate like the vagina. You should use plenty of lubricant to cut down on the risk of friction and transmitting the HPV virus.

Should I use enemas before anal sex?

Some people use enemas before anal sex to evacuate the colon to reduce accidents.

The anus is attached to the rectum, the last portion of the colon (large intestine) where remaining water is absorbed into the bloodstream drying out the feces before it leaves the body. If stool too quickly moves through the colon (without the remaining water being removed), it will cause diarrhea or watery stools. If not enough water is removed, it will cause constipation.

This is why you should avoid enemas or colonics which disturb the intestinal process of removing just the right amount of water and absorbing it back into your bloodstream.

What are symptoms of anal cancer?

The first sign of anal cancer is bleeding after a bowel movement. You will notice pink or red stains on toilet paper after wiping. Also, you may notice frank red blood on the bowel movement in the bowl.

Other signs or symptoms include a lump near the anus, pain, itchiness, a change in bowel movements or discharge from the anus.

Pencil thin stools can be a sign of anal cancer, colon cancer, or hemorrhoids. Hemorrhoids itself is not cancer but it can be a risk for cancer.

Most symptoms usually don't appear until the cancer has advanced to stage 2 or 3. Your doctor should check for anal cancer annually as part of your physical exam. Early detection of anal cancer can be done in your doctor's office. Your doctor might give you a diagnostic test to take home with you. The consists of sticks to take a stool sample and cards to smear the sample which will be sent to a lab.

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President Donald Trump announced he will visit Wisconsin this week after a Black man was shot 7 times in the back by a Kenosha cop.

But Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has asked Trump to reconsider coming to Kenosha amid the ongoing conflict that includes 2 deaths and a teenager being charged with murder.

In a letter to Trump on Sunday, Evers expressed his concern, saying Trump's visit to Kenosha will "only hinder" the healing process.

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"Now is not the time for divisiveness," Evers, who is a registered Democrat, wrote.

"These past few months, from managing a pandemic to facing entrenched racial disparities and inequities, our state - like so many others - has faced unimaginable challenges. But this past week has been particularly difficult. Kenosha and communities across Wisconsin are enduring extraordinary grief, grappling with a Black man being shot seven times and the loss of two additional lives on Tuesday night at the hands of an out-of-state armed militant."]

A Trump visit, Evers added, could "delay" the city's efforts to "overcome division" and progress as a community.

"Now is not the time for divisiveness," Evers added. "Now is not the time for elected officials to ignore armed militants and out-of-state instigators who want to contribute to our anguish."

Trump responded to Evers' request on Twitter.com on Monday morning.

"If I didn't INSIST on having the National Guard activate and go into Kenosha, Wisconsin, there would be no Kenosha right now," he tweeted. "Also, there would have been great death and injury. I want to thank Law Enforcement and the National Guard. I will see you on Tuesday!"

2 minutes later, he tweeted a message to the mayor of Portland, Oregon, where riots have continued for over 90 days: "Portland is a mess, and it has been for many years. If this joke of a mayor doesn't clean it up, we will go in and do it for them!"

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Evers, 68, is pictured above with his Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes, 33, who was recently criticized for hosting a series of Victoria's Secret parties in 2009. In one invitation to a "Vicky" party, Barnes referred to women as "ratchet" and said security would be there "handin' out free choke slams and sleeper holds!!!"

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Twitter.com removed a viral post retweeted by President Donald Trump over the weekend that showed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) dramatically revised the Covid-19 death toll to just over 9,000 cases.

In a weekly update on its website on Aug. 26, the Atlanta-based agency noted only 6% of Covid-19 deaths were due to Covid-19 alone. 94% of deaths had underlying medical conditions. The majority of the deaths were people over age 65.

Under Table 3: "Provisional Death Counts for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)", the CDC lists conditions contributing to Covid-19 deaths in death certificates.

Of the deaths related to Covid-19, only 6% listed Covid-19 alone. 94% had other causes of death, such as cardiac arrest, respiratory failure, gunshot wounds or car accidents.

All of the cases were counted as Covid-19-related deaths bringing the death toll in the U.S. to over 180,000. If only Covid-19 was listed on the death certificates, the death toll would be just over 9,000 -- far less than deaths caused by the common flu.

President Trump retweeted the viral post that trended under the hashtag #only6%.

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Anyone who clicked the link saw the message: "This Tweet is no longer available because it violated the Twitter Rules."

Twitter decided the post violated its rules because it didn't fully explain: "For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death."

Twitter was annoyed that users would see the viral post and assume that only 6% of those who died from Covid-19 didn't have any preexisting conditions -- even though that is basically what the CDC stated based on the death certificates.

The death toll from Covid-19 has plunged to record lows, particularly in the East. For example, Maine and New York City counted no new Covid-19 deaths in the past two weeks.

The CDC recommends hand washing and social distancing to prevent spread of the flu-like coronavirus.

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Black Twitter roasted transracial activist Shaun King for trying to profit off the death of actor Chadwick Boseman.

Boseman died Friday after a 4-year battle with colon cancer. He was 43.

In an email to his subscribers, King wrote: "I hope that you are hanging in there. Yesterday I sent an email checking in on everybody - and just a few hours later we learned of the death of Chadwick Boseman. Life is so very fragile. Tomorrow is not promised."

King then asked his subscribers to purchase his book -- while denying he is selling his book for profit or personal gain.

He wrote: "I hate to even have to say this - but when I write an email like this, it's not for profit, or personal gain. I don't make a dime off of selling books. I was paid a year ago. I write the emails to help get us on the same page."

Black Twitter was enraged that King would stoop that low to use the beloved actor's death for profit.

"Crooker T. Washington is at it again. This time fundraising off Chadwick Boseman’s death," tweeted user @notcapnamerica.

@franklinleonard wrote: "Do not give @shaunking your money, your time, or your respect."

And @VeryWhiteGuy tweeted: "Shaun King is using Chadwicks death to sell books, he claims don’t make him any money. I'm so tired of SK profiting off of Black death."

King, a Caucasian man who insists he is African American, was once celebrated as a social justice activist and ally to the Black community.

But he was exposed as a fraud when a family member revealed both of his parents are white.

As a result, King's fundraisers have come up short of their goals, forcing the activist to scramble to find new ways to support his family's lavish lifestyle.

Black Twitter had a field day adding to the growing list of Shaun King nicknames on Saturday. Our personal favorites are "W.E.B. Defraud" and "Thurgood Partial."

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Chadwick Boseman has passed away following a 4-year battle with cancer, his team announced on social media.

Boseman, 43, died at his home surrounding by family, PEOPLE reports.

"It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the passing of Chadwick Boseman," the Instagram post read. "Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV."

"A true fighter, Chadwick persevered through it all, and brought you many of the films you have come to love so much. From Marshall to Da 5 Bloods, August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom and several more, all were filmed during and between countless surgeries and chemotherapy."

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The actor was best known for his portrayal of a Black superhero in Marvel Studio's Black Panther (2018).

Boseman is also known for his portrayals of real-life historical figures such as Jackie Robinson in "42", James Brown in "Get on Up" and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall."

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Boseman was last seen in public entering a hospital in Santa Monica, Calif. in July. He was accompanied by his fiancée, Taylor Simone.

He was hospitalized weeks after fans expressed concern over his skeletal appearance. His drastic weight loss was explained away as weight loss for a movie role.

In 2018, Boseman became emotional when discussing his visit with two young fans who died of cancer before Black Panther was released.

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"Throughout our filming, I was communicating with them, knowing they were both terminal. What they and their parents said to me was, they were trying to hold on 'til this movie comes," he said during an EW SiriusXM Town Hall.

"To a certain degree it's a humbling experience because you're like, this can't mean that much to them," he said. "But seeing how the world has taken this on, I realize they anticipated something great. Thinking back now to when I was a kid, waiting for Christmas to come, waiting for my birthday to come, waiting for a toy I was gonna get a chance to experience, or a video game, I did live life waiting for those moments. It put me back in the mind of being a kid and feeling those two boys' anticipation of this movie."