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ESPN's Stephen A. Smith is reportedly "furious" with the Boston Celtics for leaking information about head coach Ime Udoka.

Udoka, 45, faces a year-long suspension for a consensual but "improper" relationship with a female staffer.

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Udoka and the Celtics are reportedly in "separation talks" amid speculation that he slept with the wife of a Celtics executive.

Smith accused the Celtics of putting the information "out there" on Thursday's episode of "First Take."

"This was leaked by the Boston Celtics' organization," he said.

Smith said white athletes and staffers who sleep around are treated differently.

"I don't see the information out about them. Why we talking about this now? We got to talk about it because it's the news. Ain't none of our damn business unless you fire him. But if you keep him, it's none of our business. It should've never been put out there by the Celtics organization. And don't tell me you didn't do it because you absolutely did it because news reporters got it, and it emanated out of Boston."

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Smith said the Celtics leaked the information because of Udoka's race.

"I'm appalled by this decision. If you're not going to fire him, he shouldn't be suspended. You can dock pay, you can fine him, you can keep the stuff in-house. I'm appalled this is publicized. I know of plenty of situations spanning the entire world of professional sports, not just the NBA... where folks are messing around with each other. You don't see this become a story."

The Celtics have not announced Udoka's suspension or disciplinary action.
 

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Boston Celtics head coach Ime Udoka is considering resigning amid reports that he faces a year-long suspension for cheating with a married woman.

Udoka faces disciplinary action for engaging in an intimate "improper" relationship with a married female staffer.

He was reportedly warned multiple times to end his workplace romance.

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news Wednesday night, around 10:30 p.m., in a vague tweet.

About an hour before Woj tweeted his scoop, a burner account mentioned that Udoka would never be fired for "sleeping around."

The insider suggested that Udoka was carrying on with multiple women, not just one female staffer.

The tweet, posted at 9:14 p.m. EST, read: "if there's one person who will never get fired for sleeping around, it's ime udoka."

Udoka, 45, is in a longterm relationship with fiancée Nia Long, 51.

The rookie coach led the Celtics to a 51-31 record and the team's first NBA Finals since 2010.

Celtics assistant coach Joe Mazzulla will replace Udoka when training camp begins on Tuesday, Sept. 27.

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Queen Elizabeth died "hurt and exhausted" over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's decision to abandon their royal duties.

According to Radar Online, the Queen was pained by their decision to move to the United States. The monarch reportedly regretted not spending time with her American-born great-grandkids.

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A Buckingham Palace insider said the Queen didn't like to talk about Harry's decision to follow his wife to America.

"[The Queen] was very hurt and told me, 'I don't know, I don't care, and I don't want to think about it anymore,'" the source revealed.

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The Queen's eldest son, King Charles, is reportedly in anguish that his mother died with a broken heart over her grandson's selfish decision.

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King Charles reportedly refused to bestow the titles HRH on Harry and Meghan's kids, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1. His decision left Harry and Meghan "furious".

The Queen was so hurt that she rejected Harry and Meghan's plea for a photo with her namesake, Lilibet, during the Queen's Jubilee over the summer.

The Queen died at Balmoral Castle in Scotland on Sept. 8 at the age of 96.

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Britain's King Charles reportedly dashed Meghan Markle's hopes of reuniting the Royal Family after Queen Elizabeth II passed away at the age of 96.

A royal expert said Markle begged King Charles for a private one-on-one meeting to "clear the air" on Saturday. But the new King reportedly refused to meet with her.
 
RELATED:Meghan Markle Begs for Private Meeting with King Charles Before Leaving UK
 

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American anchorwoman Gayle King said Meghan's efforts to make peace with the Royal Family have been futile.

Gayle - who traveled to London for the Queen's State Funeral - claimed that efforts were made "on both sides" but there was no resolution to the longstanding feud.

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Gayle, who was introduced to Meghan through Oprah Winfrey (pictured), said the "turmoil" caused by Meghan bad-mouthing the Royal Family in her infamous interview with Oprah has not been resolved.

"I have no inside information on that, but I will tell you this: It was good to see Harry standing with his family," Gayle said.

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Oprah previously said she hoped the Queen's death would unite the Royal Family.

A royal source told Us Weekly that Meghan and Harry will "immediately" return home to Montecito, California to see their children, Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

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Meghan and Prince Harry have been apart from their children for nearly two weeks.

A royal insider noted that it's "the longest amount of time they've been apart from their children."

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle attended Queen Elizabeth II's State Funeral on Monday with his father, King Charles (below left) and Queen Consort Camilla.

According to the New York Post, Markle has requested a "one-on-one" meeting with King Charles to "clear the air".

Entertainment correspondent Neil Sean reported that Markle sent a letter asking for a private conversation with the new King on Saturday.

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In the two years since they fled England for the US, Markle has accused her in-laws of racism and of ignoring her mental health struggles.
 
RELATED: Harry and Meghan ‘Furious’ That Their Kids Won’t Get HRH Titles
 
The Duchess of Sussex, who bad-mouthed the Queen in several interviews, apparently asked for a private meeting with King Charles after he refused to bestow HRH titles on her 2 children.

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King Charles agreed to bestow the titles of "prince" and "princess" on his grandkids Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, but the King refuses to allow them to be known as "His Royal Highness" and "her Royal Highness" since they are not working royals.

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In addition to being stripped of their coveted HRH titles, Harry was stripped of his military honors and he wasn't allowed to wear his full military uniform to the funeral.

The royals were ice cold toward Harry and Markle. And the couple was "uninvited" to a banquet reception for world leaders on Saturday.
 

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been "uninvited" from attending King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla's reception at Buckingham Palace on Sunday, Sept. 18.

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex won't dine with the royal family and world leaders on the eve of Queen Elizabeth's state funeral on Monday, Sept. 19.

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According to Metro News, the reception will be attended by foreign royals and world leaders, including US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron, and Ukrainian First Lady Olena Zelenska.

"It is thought to be one of the greatest gatherings of dignitaries and heads of state in the post-war era," Metro News reported.

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Insiders say tensions linger because Harry and Meghan embarrassed Queen Elizabeth while she was alive.

The British blame Meghan for urging Harry to abandon his royal responsibilities and move to the US.

However, sources tell Newsweek that Harry and Meghan's invitation was a "genuine error" and that only "working members of the royal family" are allowed to attend the reception.

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Queen Elizabeth stripped Harry and Meghan of their coveted HRH titles after they moved to the US.

Harry and Meghan's kids still won't receive the HRH titles now that the Queen has passed.

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RELATED: Harry and Meghan 'Furious' That Their Kids Won't Get HRH Titles
 
King Charles agreed to bestow the titles of "prince" and "princess" on his grandkids Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1, but the King refuses to allow them to be known as "His Royal Highness" and "her Royal Highness" since the young foreigners are not working royals.

Meghan had hoped to unify the royal family after the Queen's death on Sept. 8, but tensions still linger because she bad-mouthed the Queen on multiple occasions.

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Ex-NBA star Stephen Jackson says he "checks in" with gang members everywhere he goes after the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles.

Jackson made headlines in June when he visited Chicago's infamous O-block to show his respects to the late drill rapper King Von.

The 44-year-old played basketball in a parking lot while wearing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
 


 
According to TPS, fans expressed concern for the NBA champ when he said he "checks in" with gang members.

"I check in everywhere I go," Jackson said in a social media post on Wednesday.

"Everywhere I go I call somebody from the place I'm going that I know and check in. I wanna come home to my family and I love my life. I'm checking in with my people out of respect."

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He continued:

"It's nothing wrong with showing respect when you in somebody's city or state. I always check in 'cause I know real ones everywhere. I care about my life and I'm coming home to my kids and my family. Bet that."

Black Twitter dragged Jackson for saying he checks in with gang members everywhere he goes.

One Twitter user wrote:

"I'm sorry but how would people even know Stephen Jackson in they city unless he tell them."

Another person wrote:

"This is why WE are our worse enemy. Stephen Jackson said those same sentiments about "checking in" with Gang Members or whoever in cities "out of respect" what the hell kind of mediocre nonsense is that? Successful Black people cant travel without fear of harm being done= STUPID [sic]."

A third person wrote:

"Stephen Jackson always finds a way to make himself look more and more like a cornball every day."

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According to the New York Post, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are "furious" that their American-born children won't receive the coveted HRH titles.

After Queen Elizabeth II died on Sept. 8, her eldest son and heir to the throne King Charles III agreed to bestow the titles of "Prince" and "Princess" on Archie, 3, and Lilibet, 1.

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But King Charles has refused to allow the children to be known as "His Royal Highness" and "Her Royal Highness".

Queen Elizabeth II stripped Harry and Meghan of their HRH titles after they abandoned their royal duties to seek fame and fortune in the US.

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Royal experts say their children will not receive the HRH titles either.

"That is the agreement — they can be prince and princess but not HRH because they are not working royals," one insider told the Sun.

Harry and Meghan are reportedly furious over the latest snub, according to the UK newspaper. "They have been left furious that Archie and Lilibet cannot take the title HRH," said the insider.

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In 2012, Queen Elizabeth II declared that all children born to Prince William (2nd from right) would be entitled to HRH titles. But not the children born to Harry (left).

Meghan told Oprah Winfrey that she considered the Queen's declaration to be racist because her children are mixed race. She was upset that her son, Archie, would not receive protection as a HRH.

So far, Archie and Lilibet are only referred to as "Master" and "Miss" on the official order of succession. The American children are sixth and seventh in line for the throne.

In a recent interview with Extra, Oprah Winfrey said she hoped the Queen's death would bring the royal families closer together and provide "an opportunity for peacemaking."

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The shakeup at CNN continues. Don Lemon's primetime CNN show has been canceled.

According to reports, the former "Don Lemon Tonight" host will move from primetime nights to an obscure morning show later this year.

Lemon reportedly sobbed loudly when he heard his primetime show was being canceled.

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Lemon was the only openly gay Black anchorman with a primetime news show on CNN.

"The last eight years have been an incredible ride," Lemon said after he was informed of his new gig.

"I've had the opportunity to work with one of the best show teams in the business, but it's time to shake things up."

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Lemon, 56, will join CNN hosts Poppy Harlow and Kaitlan Collins on a revamped morning show that will replace the struggling "New Day."

He will also take a pay cut, according to a news source.

Don Lemon began his journalistic career as an assistant on Channel 5 in New York City.

CNN, based here in Atlanta, was acquired by Warner Bros. Discovery earlier this year.

Discovery CEO David Zaslav immediately announced he wanted CNN to return to unbiased news. That announcement sent shockwaves through the network's left-wing liberal staff.

CNN hired Chris Licht to replace CEO Jeff Zucker who resigned in February. Several more top executives have followed Zucker out the door.

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Brian Stelter, who helped to run CNN into the ground, was fired last month. Stelter is now teaching a course at Harvard.

In addition to Stelter, the entire staff of his "Reliable Sources" CNN show was laid off and the show was canceled.

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A Miami doctor has been banned from performing Brazilian butt lift (BBL) buttocks enhancement surgeries after a patient died on the operating table the same day.

According to the Miami Herald, the 33-year-old patient died after Dr. John Sampson performed BBL surgery on June 16, 2021.

According to an autopsy report obtained by the Herald, Sampson punctured the woman's liver and intestines during the procedure.

The Florida Board of Medicine banned Sampson from performing the BBL procedure again. He was also fined $20,000 and $5,626 for the board's investigation and prosecution costs.

Sampson was ordered to study five hours of continuing education in medical records keeping, a one-hour lecture on liposuction and gluteal fat grafting surgeries, and he can't be the head physician at any private or public medical office or surgery center.

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A BBL procedure is a gluteal fat transfer and liposuction surgery that gives women unnaturally exaggerated buttocks and hips.

Hundreds of women get BBL procedures performed every month in the US or in South America, where the prices are cheaper.

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Nearly 1 in 5 Black and Hispanic women have had a BBL procedure, according to recent statistics.

In 2020, an estimated 396,000 women had buttocks enhancement surgery. That figure has jumped 20% since 2020.

Women who undergo BBL surgeries typically have low self-esteem and body image disturbance issues.

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Aries Spears (right) opened up about a career-ending lawsuit against him on Tuesday's episode of his "Spears and Steinberg" podcast.

Spears, 47, and fellow disgraced comedian Tiffany Haddish, 42, were named in a lawsuit filed by a 22-year-old woman in Los Angeles.

The woman, identified as Jane Doe, filed the lawsuit on behalf of herself and her 15-year-old brother, John Doe.

The lawsuit accuses Haddish and Spears of making Jane and John perform sexual acts in several video skits without their mother's knowledge or approval. The children were 14 and 7 at the time.

In the podcast, alongside Andy Steinberg, Spears maintained his innocence and insisted he is being extorted for money.

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"Listen, this is an extortion case," he said. This is a shake down. And I didn't need my lawyer to tell me this, but, you know, I'm gonna act on her words. We won't be shaken down."

Spears said he wants to talk about the skit that went viral last week. The skit shows 7-year-old John Doe in his underwear, while Spears rubs baby oil on his back and leers at the boy through eye holes cut out of a newspaper.

"Believe me, its bothering me not to talk about the skit, because Andy and I have been talking about it, and there's some very valid things I feel like I have to say or want to say, but just can't at this time. And I'm no coward, I'm not running from anything and I'm not guilty of anything."

Spears went on to say he believes he is being shaken down because of an old Arnold Schwarzenegger comedy skit he did.

"You guys didn't know it at the time, and I couldn't say it at the time, but that's what this is about. That's what this is about. It's a shakedown and an extortion."

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Lord of The Rings fans are expressing their anger over the casting of Black actors in the new "Rings of Power" series.

Whoopi Goldberg slammed critics of the diverse cast on Tuesday's episode of The View.

"And there are critics who are saying, 'They were too woke by adding diverse characters,'" Goldberg said. "Are you telling me Black people can't be fake people too?"

"I don't know if there's like a Hobbit club; I don't know if there's going to be protests. But people, what is wrong with y'all?" she asked.

"All of y'all who have problems because there are black hobbits? Get a job!" she said. "Get a job! Go find yourself, because you are focused on the wrong stuff."

The new series on Amazon received a 39% audience rating on Rottentomatoes.com.

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Amazon closed the comment section on its site after angry viewers vented their outrage over the "woke" casting.

The original Lord of The Rings did not have any Black or Latino characters.

Black actor Lenny Henry, who plays Sadoc Burrows, complained that he is targeted by racists on social media.

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Fans took to social media to criticize actor Ismael Cruz Córdova who plays the Silvan Elf, Arondir, because the character is a dark-skinned Puerto Rican, and there are no Puerto Ricans in Middle-earth.

Tesla founder Elon Musk said J.R.R. Tolkien is "turning in his grave."

"Almost every male character so far is a coward, a jerk or both," the Tesla CEO tweeted. "Only Galadriel is brave, smart and nice."

Galadriel is a female warrior elf and a character created by Tolkien.

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Chadwick Boseman's uncle Tony Boseman was found alive but severely dehydrated after his family reported him missing on Sunday.

The family confirmed the 77-year-old uncle of the late actor was found safe on Tuesday, September 6.

Tony Boseman, who suffers from dementia, was last seen in the Boseman Road area at around 3:30 P.M. on Sunday.

People with dementia who wander away from home can forget to eat or drink. Mild dehydration sets in when the human body loses just 2% of water.

"He's gone missing before. So basically the last time anyone saw him was on Boseman Road on Sunday afternoon around 3:30," said Shale Remien, Public Information Officer for the Anderson County Sheriff's Office. "He was there one minute and essentially gone the next."

She continued: "We found him about a half a mile away from his house, but it was a very wooded concealed, rural, rough terrain, and essentially, he was in a wooded ditch. Obviously very dehydrated. A little bit out of it."

Remien said the sheriff's office used two helicopters in their search for Mr. Boseman.

"When you have that many resources on the ground and up in the air, and you're watching a family out of the corner of your eye praying, you are praying too for this kind of result, and we got it today. We are beyond thankful he's okay."

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Chadwick Boseman died of colon cancer on August 28, 2020 at age 43. He was best known for his role as Marvel Comics superhero T'challa in the movie Black Panther in 2018.

His many accolades include a posthumous Primetime Emmy Award, and he was posthumously nominated for an Academy Award.

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Radio host Charlamagne (L) defended stand-up comedians Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears after a woman filed a lawsuit against them last week.

The woman, identified in the complaint as Jane Doe, 22, filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles County last Tuesday individually and on behalf of her minor brother John Doe, now 15.

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The suit accuses Haddish, 42, and Spears, 47, of "intentional infliction of emotional distress, gross negligence, sexual battery, sexual harassment, and sexual abuse of a minor"

On Tuesday's edition of Breakfast Club on Power 105.1 FM, co-host Charlamagne defended the pair, saying their "old content" was "the norm" in another era.

"At some point, we have to collectively have a conversation about old content," he said. "Because you have older people who don't remember that, sadly, jokes like this - content like this - was pretty much the norm."

He continued:

"And then you have younger people who can't believe content like this ever existed. But it did, and at some point we have to have a convo [sic] about it. Because if you was creating content in a certain era - which wasn't too long ago - oh my God, this could happen to you."

Charlamagne didn't provide any examples of comedy sketches in the modern era, or any era, that compares to Haddish and Spears sexually abusing a 7-year-old male child.

Commenters were confused and offended by Charlamgne's comments.

One commenter wrote:

"Charlamagne's response to Tiff and Aries' situation is insane. There's a difference between dark humor and physically rubbing oil on a lil boy's body, spreading his legs, etc and traumatizing him for life. On top of that, she LIED about the use of the sketches. Tellin' that boy mom it's for Nickelodeon. Smh. CTG needa go touch some grass."

Another person wrote:

"I'm confused.. when has child pornography and pedophilia been humorous? This has never been something that production companies backed, nor should they. Charlemagne is all over the place."

While a third person wrote:

"The Aries spears part of the story was definitely played down here. If y’all saw the sketch, you know what I’m talking about. But the biggest, most disturbing part was the sketch the little boy was in that was just overly sexual and supposedly the boy was crying and begging to leave and they cut the filming there so he could go home because he made such a big fuss. IM JUST SAYING, the story with Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears is downplayed significantly."

 

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A North Carolina town terminated the town manager after the entire police force quit and crime began to rise.

The Kenly Town Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to fire town manager Justine Jones just three months into her two-year contract, the New York Post reports.

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The vote was held after a month-long investigation into claims by former Police Chief Josh Gibson, his five officers, an assistant town manager and a key clerk — all of whom quit in July.

Jones was blamed for creating a "hostile work environment" that led to the mass resignation of the entire police department.

Jones will take home a severance package worth about $50,000 — half her salary plus benefits, the Post reported.

"Although I was not able to accomplish all the goals in progress in the short time I served the Town, given my untimely departure, my commitment to leaving Kenly better than I found it is an accomplishment I will always be proud of," Jones said in a statement.

In 2016, Jones sued Richland County for terminating her after she reported multiple cases of fraud and wrongdoing. She sued the county for whistleblower retaliation, as well as race, gender, and disability discrimination.

Jones was former assistant director of the Office of Small Business Opportunities in Richland County from 2012 to 2015.

Jones said council members retaliated against her for rejecting applications from certain small businesses for road work in the county.

Kenly is without a town manager and a police force. The search for a new town manager is ongoing.