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Kanye West is shocked and dismayed that his relationship with Russian model Irina Shayk is no longer headline news.

The paparazzi camped outside of Irina's apartment after she returned from the south of France where she vacationed with the still-married rap mogul two weeks ago.

Kanye and Irina -- Russia's first Sports Illustrated cover model, were spotted on Kanye's 44th birthday.

Irina, 35, and Kanye have been dating for months, but they took their relationship public this month. His divorce from Kim Kardashian is not yet finalized.

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Kanye and Irina's relationship caused a media frenzy that fizzled after 48 hours.

Apparently Yeezy is shocked and disappointed over the lack of media coverage of his new relationship.

Sources say the music producer is wondering if his 15 minutes have expired.

Via Radar Online:

"Kanye literally thought the news of him dating again would-be front-page news. He envisioned news channel breaking into their coverage to announce that Kanye was in a new relationship. He expected Vogue and other fashion magazines to be calling begging him to do a cover and is very disappointed that this hasn’t happened."

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Kanye and Irina are reportedly "good friends," having first met more than 10 years ago on the set of the music video for his song "Power." He asked her to walk in his ready-to-wear fashion shows over the years.

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Rihanna and her current boyfriend, A$AP Rocky, was nearly denied entry to NYC's Barcade after she forgot her ID.

Rihanna was all smiles as a bouncer stopped her at the door and requested to see her ID. NYC liquor ordinances are strict: NO entry to bars or venues where alcohol is served without identification.

Rocky argued that his girlfriend is the most popular singer in the city. But the bouncer didn't budge. The couple eventually got in after RiRi found her ID.

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Rihanna wore a pink see-through lingerie with a pink furry floppy hat and strappy sandals.

The pop singer has been known to get tipsy after throwing back a few too many drinks.

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Rocky loaned RiRi his leather jacket as they left the bar after a romantic date night.
 


 

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The same people who praised sprinter Sha'Carri Richardson after she qualified for the Olympics, are dragging her on social media for defending Chris Brown.

Brown, 32, was arrested following a domestic dispute after attending a pre-Grammy Awards party with Rihanna in early February 2009.

In old tweets dating back to 2019, Richardson tells a Rihanna fan to shut up.

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"Oh my gosh SHUT UP !! Women like you are so annoying. None of us are perfect that was a mistake he made years ago & was dubbed throught [sic] the mud about for YEARS. It’s not right for anyone to put theirs hands on another person but y'all don't say anything about the fact that.

"Dragged through *but y'all don't say anything about the fact Rihanna hit him where is that criticism at. He came out & apologize but what did she do Both were wrong and both have move on with their lives why can't y’all."


 

Richardson, 21, qualified for a spot on the U.S. Olympic team, winning the women's 100-meter dash in 10.86 seconds at the Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon.

Afterwards, she confirmed her LGBT+ status by tweeting a rainbow.
 

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Chris Brown, right, and his ex-girlfriend Karrueche Tran, left, sat near each other at a fashion show, years after their much-publicized falling out.

Rapper Saweetie, center, was also seated in the front row at the runway show.

Fans were surprised to see Chris and Karrueche couple seated near each other at the RHUDE fashion show in Beverly Hills on Wednesday night.

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Sources say Karrueche, pictured with a friend, was polite but didn't speak to the bad boy of hip-hop. The 33-year-old Blasian dumped Chris after five long years when she learned he fathered a baby with one of her friends in 2015. She moved on with retired NFL star Victor Cruz, 34. The couple split recently.

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Meanwhile, Chris is in legal trouble again. A woman accused him of slapping her weave off during a get together at his San Fernando Valley home over the weekend.

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Saweetie caught the eye of fellow rapper Big Sean, left, who complimented her impossibly short dress and high heel sneakers.

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Evan Ross, left, and Lena Waithe dressed in casual yet stylish menswear at Monaco, With God's Help Spring/Summer 2022 Paris Fashion Week Event hosted by Rhude in Beverly Hills, Ca.

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Samira Rice, mother of Tamir Rice, is not a fan of transracial activist Shaun King. 12-year-old Tamir was fatally shot by a cop in Cleveland, Ohio in 2014.

Samira spoke out after King posted a conversation he had with her on his blog, "The North Star with Shaun King."

In the post, he explained the fundraising he did for Samaria in the wake of her son's death. However, Samaria questioned King's agenda before adding that she never gave him permission to raise money for her family.

"Why do you think it's so important to tell folks we had a conversation?" she asked in her Instagram post. She questioned where the money went and reiterated that she never gave him permission to raise money for her.

"Well we talked and everything that was said was very toxic and uncomfortable for me to hear that you raised additional money and then say you did not want to bother me. Personally, I don't understand how you sleep at night. I never gave you permission to raise nothing. Along with the United States, you robbed me for the death of my son."

She continued:

"You gave me a cop and donut conversation [sic]. All lies Shaun, please stop thinking we on the same page," Samaria said. "As a white man acting black, you are [an] imposter that can not be trusted. My son was 12 years old, and DOJ needs to reopen his case period. Tamir Human rights was violated, why would you so ever make it about you? You are a selfish self centered person and God will deal with you White man."

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Former No Limit Records rapper Mac walked out of prison a free man after two decades behind bars.

Mac, real name McKinley Phipps Jr., was found guilty of manslaughter and sentenced to 30 years in prison in the shooting death of 19-year-old Barron Victor Jr.

Mac insisted he was innocent of murder, and in 2015, five witnesses to the shooting claimed they had been coerced into naming him as the shooter at the time by investigating officers.

Mac was finally granted clemency in April, allowing him to argue his case for freedom before members of a state parole board, and on Tuesday, June 22, they voted in his favor.

He was released on parole on Tuesday night, and must now abide by a curfew, avoiding establishments where alcohol is served, and meeting weekly with his parole officer.

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Mac, who is set to start working as a painter for a friend's construction business, has also been ordered to perform six hours of community service a month with at-risk youth, according to NOLA.com.

Mac was a protege of hip-hop veteran Master P in the late 1990s, and is best known for his album, Shell Shocked, which hit number 11 on Billboard 200 chart.

He went on to drop World War III, his final album for No Limit Records before his 2000 arrest.

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Rapper Killer Mike called in to WSB Radio's "Word On the Street" on Wednesday night to celebrate Mac's release. He shared that prosecutors used Mac's rap lyrics to convict him.

Mike compared Mac's legal situation to artists in other music genres, including Johhny Cash and Bob Marley, who sing about killing people, but whose lyrics weren't used against them.

"If we let this stand, what you're going to see is that tool is going to be used to wipe out an entire potential generation of [artists] out of our community," Mike said in 2017.

Mike said he is donating money to Mac to help him get acclimated to the outside world after spending two decades behind bars. Mike also called on other rappers to donate to Mac.

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Justin Timberlake was among the celebrities showing support for singer Britney Spears after she spoke against her conservatorship in court on Wednesday.

Justin expressed his "absolute support" for his ex-girlfriend, after she asked a judge to end her father's conservatorship over her personal and financial affairs.

Speaking via telephone to a judge in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Britney, 39, said her father Jamie Spears has been acting as her conservator to control her personal and business affairs for the last 13 years.

Britney has accused her father of being an alcoholic who forced her to get an IUD, controlled who she slept with, and even told her which color to paint her kitchen cabinets.

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The pop singer, who is worth $60 million, is given $2,000 a week allowance and does not have control over her own finances.

She has been under conservatorship since her well-publicized public meltdown in 2008, and was hospitalized at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center for mental health evaluations.

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Britney called for her father to be jailed. Jamie Spears is pictured leaving the Los Angeles County Superior courthouse on March 10, 2008.

"They have me going to therapy three times a week and to a psychiatrist. I truly believe this conservatorship is abusive. I don’t feel like I can live a full life. In the meantime, I want this therapist to come to my home, I'm not willing to go to Westlake ... They set me up by sending me to the most exposed places. I need your help.

"My dad and anyone involved in this conservatorship, including my management … they should be in jail."

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Britney - who shares sons Sean, 15, and Jayden, 14, with her ex-husband Kevin Federline - claims her conservators made her get an IUD (intrauterine device) as a form of birth control, even though she wants to "get married and have a baby" with her boyfriend Sam Asghari.

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#FreeBritney activists protested at Los Angeles Grand Park during Britney's conservatorship hearing on Wednesday.

In a series of tweets on Wednesday, Justin Timberlake -- who dated Britney from 1999 to 2002, wrote:

"After what we saw today, we should all be supporting Britney at this time. Regardless of our past, good and bad, and no matter how long ago it was... what's happening to her is just not right.

"No woman should ever be restricted from making decisions about her own body. No one should EVER be held against their will... or ever have to ask permission to access everything they've worked so hard for."

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Justin's wife Jessica Biel also shared her support, and the pair are hoping the courts and Britney's family "let her live however she wants to live".

He tweeted: "Jess and I send our love, and our absolute support to Britney during this time. We hope the courts, and her family make this right and let her live however she wants to live."

Khloe Kardashian posted: "No one should be treated like this. Stay strong Queen!! You deserve better #FreeBritney."

Singer Halsey wrote on Twitter:

"Bless Britney and I hope with my whole heart she is awarded freedom from this abusive system. She deserves it more than anything. I admire her courage speaking up for herself today.

"Additionally, f**k anyone who thinks they have the authority as an institution or individual to control a person's reproductive health. #FreeBritney."

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The founder of antivirus software company McAfee reportedly committed suicide in his cell at a Spanish prison.

John McAfee took his own life in a prison cell in Barcelona on Wednesday, hours after his extradition to the U.S. was approved.

McAfee, a multi-millionaire, was accused of income tax evasion by the IRS.

The tech innovator died hours after the Spanish High Court approved his removal to the United States, the Associated Press reported.

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McAfee was arrested at Barcelona airport in October 2020. He fled there from the U.S. to avoid income tax evasion charges.

McAfee reportedly told Spanish authorities he was being targeted for political reasons.

The AP reports he still had the opportunity to appeal the Spanish High Court's decision to deport him.

McAfee founded the software company in 1987, and the company was purchased by Intel in February 2011.

In 2014 at a convention in Las Vegas, Intel said it was phasing out the McAfee name and replacing it with "Intel Security Group."

McAfee released a drug-fueled video in which he uninstalled McAfee from a computer and claimed to have the ability to block NSA surveillance.

He told the BBC he was grateful that he was no longer associated with "the worst software on the planet."

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Social media expressed disappointment with a New Hampshire restaurant owner after a customer left a $16,000 tip for a bartender and told him not to "spend it all in one place."

The customer who dined at the the Stumble Inn Bar and Grill a few weekends ago, left a $16,000 tip on a $37 bar tab.

But the bartender was forced to share the generous tip with his co-workers.

Owner Michael Zarella said the tip was split between eight bartenders who worked all shifts on June 12.

Social media users say the owner didn't have the right to split the tip among the other bartenders.

By law, a restaurant owner can't take or misappropriate an employee's tip and split it among other employees.

Zarella said he has spoken with the customer, and he confirmed "it was his intention" to leave the money for his employees.

The customer reportedly confirmed the large tip was not a mistake or typo.

"He wanted them to have it," Zarella said.

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Actor Drake Bell pleaded guilty to one count of attempted child endangerment involving a minor girl in Ohio.

The former child actor and singer appeared via Zoom at the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas in Cleveland on Wednesday.

Fox 8 News previously reported that the victim, now 15, accused Bell of inappropriate conduct that took place in Cleveland on Dec. 1, 2017. The victim filed a police report in December 2018.

Fox 8 Cleveland reports that Bell engaged the minor girl in an inappropriate chat that "at times, was sexual in nature."

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Bell, real name Jared Drake Bell, pleaded guilty to one count of disseminating material harmful to juveniles, a 4th degree felony. The charge carries a maximum sentence of 6 to 18 months in prison and/or a fine of up to $5,000.

Judge Timothy McCormick informed Bell that prison time is not mandatory but if he is sentenced to prison time he'd be subjected to three years of probation.

The Nickelodeon star was arrested on June 3 in Cleveland. He posted a $2,500 bond and was released from the Cuyahoga County Jail.

"All facts will be revealed in a courtroom," Bell's attorney Ian Friedman said on June 4 -- which likely explains why Bell copped a plea to avoid a trial.

Child molestation victims took to social media to complain that Bell was being handled with kid gloves (no pun intended) because he is a celebrity.

Bell's sentencing hearing is scheduled for July 12.

Bell, left, is pictured with actor/comedian Josh Peck, right, at Nickelodeon's 18th Annual Kids Choice Awards in 2005.

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Correction: An earlier version of this post incorrectly stated the victim was a boy.