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A popular TikTok couple from Alabama was arrested and charged with murder in the fatal shooting of 29-year-old Dakota Bradshaw in Georgia.

Police arrested Johntae Kavon Collier (right) on August 10, and Eric Dodds (left) on August 16, in Huntsville, Alabama, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced Thursday.

Collier and Dodds, both 23, are suspected of killing Bradshaw in his home in Rossville, Georgia, a border town near Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Witnesses described a red truck and a blue Dodge Challenger speeding away from the home around the time of the shooting on August 1.

Collier is being held without bond in the Walker County (Ga.) Jail.

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Both suspects were popular on TikTok, according to The Jasmine Brand.

Collier and Dodds have nearly 800,000 followers on TikTok.

Following Collier's arrest, Dodds took to TikTok to say that Collier is innocent.

"For the past couple of days in the media, I've been seeing a lot of things about John and ya'll are concerned about John. 'Is he okay? Has he harmed anyone?' No, he has not done anything to no one. Ya'll know John - John would not harm a soul..."

He continued: "John is okay. I am okay, you guys. Everything is good. My baby will be home soon."

Dodds launched a GoFundMe page to raise funds for Collier's defense. A few days later, Dodds was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Service in Huntsville.

Dodd is in the Limestone County Jail awaiting extradition to Georgia.

Fans left hundreds of messages under Dodds' TikTok video.

One fan wrote:

"Please understand that you two are huge influences in the community and the support behind u two is huge !!! Dnt let it fool you we stand with you all [sic]."

Watch the video below.

@eandjgang Replying to @VeryMuch Chinky trynig my best to hold back my tears ??? i miss my baby hes innocent and he siad he love yall so much and thanks for the concerns ?? #fyp #freejohn #viral #eandj #gofundme ? Stayed Strong - ill Nicky

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Pride goes before a fall.

Ebonee Davis is a fashion model with 342,000 followers on Instagram. She has been featured in American Vogue, Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, CRWN, L'official, Glamour magazine and alongside songstress Solange Knowles in Office Magazine.

She has also worked with such brands as L'Oreal, Fenty X Savage, Ivy Park, and Tommy Hilfiger.

On Thursday, Ebonee, 28, posted a video informing her followers that she lost a 5-figure brand deal because of a post in which she poses provocatively in a fishnet bodysuit. She captioned the post: "My nigga took these."

She said the caption was a "playful articulation of the love I have for my man."

This is "the harsh reality that Black content creators face," she complained.

"After posting that picture and posting that content, I received a phone call from my agent saying that the company thought it was inappropriate."

Ebonee's arrogance and immaturity are on full display as she explains that Black people consider the n-word to be a "term of endearment" (no we don't).

She accused the white men at the brand of projecting "their sexual desires onto me." She continued: "These systems of oppression have threatened the livelihood of Black women for centuries."

"If you can't handle me at my back that ass up, you can't handle me at my I have a dream," she said.

Losing a lucrative brand deal should've been a teaching moment for Ebonee that her post was inappropriate, tacky and unprofessional.

Ebonee is typical of today's influencers who believe they can do and say whatever they want without consequences.

Watch the video below.

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Bhad Bhabie's father questions how she earned $55 million as a social media influencer.

Ira Peskowitz, who is estranged from Bhabie, weighed in after the 19-year-old announced she purchased a mansion with $6 million cash and earned $55 million online.

"Was she groomed? Absolutely. With the way she dressed, the way she acted, everything was sex related and encouraged by people around her," said Peskowitz.

"Who in their right mind thinks 'Ah she's just turned 18 so now it's time to make money on OnlyFans', you don't think of that in a few days there must have been some preparation when she was under 18."

He continued:

"It's not normal to pay to see a barely legal girl explicitly. The sad thing is they treat her like a product. Everyone around her just wants her to make money. She doesn't rap anymore, she doesn't sing, she doesn't go on tour. She sits in her house and she does her OnlyFans."

However, Isaac Hayes III thinks the teenager, born Danielle Bregoli, made a genius decision to leave Instagram where she only has 5 posts.

"She don't care about Instagram no more. But she cares about her following that she has on Instagram," said Hayes.

"She removed all of her [IG] content and is leveraging her following on Instagram to drive them someplace else that she can monetize," Hayes said.

He often criticizes Instagram's algorithms that makes it difficult for followers to see content.

Watch the video below.

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Christian Obumseli's brother pleaded with Black women to forgive his brother's mean tweets disrespecting them.

Obumseli, 27, was fatally stabbed by his girlfriend, Instagram model Courtney Tailor, 25.

Christian, who was born Tobechukwu Obumseli, 27, had moved to Miami and was living with Tailor in an apartment at One Paraiso when he was stabbed during an argument on Sunday, April 3.

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Christian was transported to a hospital where he later died. Courtney, who was covered in blood, was questioned by police at the scene and later released. Her attorney said she acted in self-defense.
 
RELATED: IG model Courtney Tailor confronted by angry woman in Miami hotel lobby: ‘You killed your boyfriend’
 
Jeffrey Obumseli took to Instagram to plead with Black women to forgive his brother for disrespecting them in old tweets when he was in high school.

Jeffrey asked Black women to take the focus off of Toby's old tweets and on to Courtney, a privileged rich woman who was not arrested for murder.

Jeffrey is also upset over a viral video that shows Courtney drinking at a bar in a luxury hotel in Miami just days after she fatally stabbed Toby.

Tailor was confronted by an angry women in the hotel lobby who told her "Yeah, you should go... 'Cause you just killed your boyfriend. Yeah, you did."

In a lengthy Instagram post, Jeffrey wrote: "As a family, we strongly disagree with the ignorant and repulsive tweets from my then-high school aged brother that have recently surfaced. However, the tweets do not diminish our demand for a thorough investigation into Toby’s murder or negate the necessity for justice."

He went on to say that Tailor "brutally and senselessly killed" his brother, and she has not shown "an ounce of remorse" for his death.

"We've seen videos of Courtney kissing her dogs while covered in what we believe to be my brother's blood and casually getting drinks at a hotel bar days later while my brother lays in the morgue," Jeffrey wrote.

"The bottom line is inextricably clear: Courtney is being treated differently because of her privilege as a wealthy white woman."

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TikTok influencer Pearl Maynor found the love of her dreams in prison.

Pearl met "Paul" while he was serving a 15-year sentence behind bars. Through letters exchanged over several months, the two lovebirds grew closer.

When he was released after 15 years, Pearl was there waiting for him at the prison gates.

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According to MTO News, Pearl was a teacher with a masters degree, who earned a six-figure salary. She quit her stable job to become a successful travel blogger. But the only thing missing in her life was a good man.

Pearl found the man of her dreams in Paul, who has never cheated on her. Tey eventually married soon after he became a free man.

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Pearl went viral after posting videos and photos of her husband being lavished with pedicures and shopping sprees.

Dr. Phil says women who love men behind bars have low-self esteem. However, Pearl says she is a confident woman who knows a good man when she sees one.

Some women prefer ex-convicts who just completed a 15+ year sentence because they are guaranteed to be single when they get out.

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Russian influencers shared tearful videos on social media before Russia pulled the plug on Instagram early Monday.

Kremlin shut down Instagram at midnight on Monday, March 14, cutting off more than 80 million users. Kremlin made the announcement Friday, after blocking Facebook in the communist country last week.

IG and Facebook are both owned by Mark Zuckerberg's Meta platform.

Russia blocked Instagram after Meta announced Facebook and Instagram users are allowed to post violence against Russia for invading Ukraine.

Google, which owns YouTube, also blocked the video streaming platform in Russia, meaning Russian influencers are deprived of YouTube revenue.

Instagram, TikTok and YouTube are flooded with videos of Russian Instagram influencers crying over lost YouTube and Instagram revenues.

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Popular reality TV star Olga Buzova, who has 23.3 million Instagram followers, cried over the loss of her followers.

"I am not afraid of admitting that I do not want to lose you. I do not know what the future holds," she said.

"I just shared my life, my work and my soul. I did not do this all as a job for me, this is a part of my soul. It feels like a big part of my heart, and my life is being taken away from me."

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Another IG influencer cried, "Do you still think that for me, as an Instagram blogger, this is a source of income? To me, it's just, it's all life, it's the soul. It's the one with which I wake up, fall asleep. F***ing five years in a row."

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In a YouTube video, a Russian Minecraft gamer, with over 1 million YouTube subscribers, sobbed into the camera as snot dribbled from his nose.

Instagram boss Adam Mosseri criticized Kremlin's decision to block Instagram, saying it will "cut off 80 million in Russia from one another, and from the rest of the world as 80 per cent of people in Russia follow an Instagram account outside their country".

"This is wrong," he added.

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Popular YouTube influencer Kayla Nicole Jones filed a lawsuit against music producer Polow Da Don, alleging breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty, among other complaints.

According to court documents obtained by Sandrarose.com, the plaintiff allegedly began a sexual relationship with Polow, real name Jamal Jones, when she was only 18.

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The plaintiff was 17 when she created her YouTube channel, Nicole TV, which grew to over 5.4 million subscribers.

Nicole released her song, "Late Nights" in 2019. The song created a buzz and attracted the attention of Polow, who sent her a DM about helping her career in the music industry.

During intimate pillow talks with the teen, Polow allegedly discussed terms of a recording agreement (Agreement) between her and Polow's record label, Zone 4.

Zone 4 was also named as a defendant in the lawsuit.

On the night before signing the Agreement with Zone 4, Polow allegedly spent the night with Nicole.

The next day, September 19, 2019, Polow drove Nicole to his recording studio where he illegally plied the underaged girl with alcoholic beverages while continuing to discuss the terms of the contract.

When the teenager asked Polow if her manager could review the Agreement, Polow allegedly refused and insisted that she sign the Agreement immediately.

She expressed concerns about sharing her YouTube revenue 50/50 with Polow. After much debate, she signed the Agreement, agreeing to keep 85% of the substantial ad revenue from her YouTube channel.

The complaint alleges that the teenager was "intoxicated" and she was not represented by an attorney at the time she signed the Agreement.

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The complaint also alleged that Nicole was not paid an advance by Zone 4, and Polow eventually lost interest in her career after their sexual relationship ended.

Nicole wants relief from the court by releasing her from the Zone 4 Agreement. Additionally, plaintiff is requesting reasonable attorney's fees and expenses of no less than $25,000.

A judge granted a stay in discovery so the two parties can negotiate a settlement. The discovery stay ends next week.

Nicole is represented by Tanya Mitchell Graham, Esq., and Polow is represented by King & Ballow.

Today's Morning Glory is entrepreneur Tai Eisley who founded Maison by Tai because she's a homebody who has a passion for fashion and home decor.

"We happily clothe our bodies in luxury, why not our home indulgences," she writes on her website.

"I'm responsible for setting the vibe in my house as many of you are well aware because I've invited you in for years sharing my recipes, floral experiences, cocktail concoctions as well as playlists.

"No I'm not a formally trained chef, florist, bartender or DJ, though I get requests like I am LOL. I just simply enjoy turning my passions into memorable experiences for everyone around me, including all of you."

What do you think of Tai's personal style?
 

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The father and manager of TikTok sensation That Girl Lay Lay is accused of sparking drama with Kim Kardashian by sneak posting on Lay Lay's social media.

Kim, 40, reportedly asked 14-year-old singer and dance phenom Lay Lay to take down a video featuring her minor daughter North West.

Lay Lay, born Alaya High, has a large following on TikTok and Instagram and she just landed her own Nickelodeon TV series.

The video was recorded in North's bedroom after Kim invited the teenage influencer to her home for a play date with the 8-year-old.

The story went viral after Lay Lay allegedly wrote a post expressing her disappointment that Kim texted her to take North's video down.

"@kimkardasian texted me to take down the new TikTok video with North in it... I don't know why... they invited me to their house... this industry sucks!"

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Lay Lay's dad, Acie High is accused of posting the messages to his daughter's social media account.

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Lay Lay's mom, Houston fitness trainer Antanique made it clear that Acie managed and updated Lay Lay's social media pages.

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Lay Lay's career was launched in 2017 when her father shared photos of the then-11-year-old free styling to Tyga's track "Taste" and other cover songs in his car.
 

 

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Kim Kardashian allegedly asked a teenage TikTok influencer to take down a video featuring her minor daughter North West.

North, who just turned 8 last month, is friends with That Girl Lay Lay, a 14-year-old singer and dance phenom who has a large following on TikTok. Lay Lay just landed her own Nickelodeon TV series.

According to the blogs, Lay Lay shared a video that shows North dancing to her music. It's an innocent video which you can watch here.

However, Kim asked the teenager to take the video down because she wasn't aware that Lay Lay had recorded North in her bedroom.

Kim is being a good mom by controlling her daughter's media presence. North does not have an Instagram account of her own.

But social media users who were raised in single parent households dragged Kim for doing what's best for her child.

The story went viral after Lay Lay allegedly wrote a post expressing her disappointment that Kim texted her to take North's video down.

"@kimkardasian texted me to take down the new TikTok video with North in it... I don't know why... they invited me to their house... this industry sucks!"

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In a follow-up post, Lay Lay allegedly wrote, "I asked what did I do wrong and they didn't answer me... so confused on what this industry is..."

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Now Lay Lay's mom Antanique (who is gorgeous) claims her daughter didn't write the posts saying Kim made her take the video down.

Antanique says she contacted Lay Lay's father regarding the video. Is Antanique implying that Lay Lay's father wrote the posts and took the video down?

Also, how great is it that Lay Lay's father is a totally hands-on dad?

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Tabitha Brown celebrated the end of her husband Chance Brown's career after she "retired" him from the police force.

"The thought of my husband having to wear a bulletproof vest to work every day... and putting his life on the line for others was commendable but still scared me," she said in a video on YouTube.

Tabitha said it took 15 years for her to finally have the financial means to retire her husband.

"It's a bittersweet moment... It's time for him to dream again. It's time for him to think like a child... God has blessed me that I can retire my husband."

Tabitha's husband Chance Brown appears apprehensive and wringing his hands in the video. He seemed nervous and concerned about leaving his job, since he was the breadwinner and wore the pants in the family.

It isn't every real man's dream to give up their livelihoods and rely on their wives to provide for them financially.

Tabitha's followers had nothing but praise for the couple as they embark on their new journey.

However, Wendy Williams predicted that they would break up soon on Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show.

"Nope. I was married to one of those, 'I make the money!' and so on and so forth. 'Go live your dreams! Open a business! Go, go, go!' See how that turned out... I predict that this marriage is going to be on real rocky ground in a moment. 'Live your dream'... They may invest in stuff and lose the money."

Wendy's ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, cheated on her and fathered a child outside their marriage. His infidelities weighed heavily on Wendy and nearly ended her career.

She blamed herself for putting her husband on a long leash and allowing him to follow his dreams by financing his business ventures while she paid the household bills.

"They invest in something else then the money gets swindled or stolen. Then they invest again and he comes home and throws his bag down. And she's like 'What? What?' And he's like, 'I can't do this and this is your fault. You're over here making your money and stuff and had me quit my job. And I can't find my 'live like a child.'"

No, you work. Being a cop was a big part of his identity..."

Tabitha clapped back in a new video. But rather than come at Wendy sideways, she killed Wendy with kindness.

"First of all, Wendy Williams, honey, God bless you," she said, with a smile.

"Wendy, the pain you must be in to feel this way, honey, I'm so sorry. But listen, let me tell you this. Twenty-three years I've been with my husband, broke for a very long time together. Struggled for a very long time together. Succeeded for the last couple of years together... I did every year with him in the LAPD and he did every year with me with rejection and no's in this entertainment industry."

Tabitha concluded by telling Wendy to go with God.

"It's also the power of allowing God to be first in your marriage. That's how it remains successful, we keep him first. He is first in our marriage. Not money, not business, not success, but God. He's first."

Watch all three videos below.
 

 

 

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Parents around the world are in an uproar after an 8-year-old social media star revealed she is dating a 13-year-old fellow influencer.

The scandal has many parents unfollowing their children from the social media influencers' accounts.

Under California law it is legal for an adult to have consensual sex with a minor if the offender is within 10 years of the age of the child.

Milana Makhanets and her beau, Pasha Pai, are both minors who live in Russia and the Ukraine.

Milana has over half a million followers on Instagram and almost 7 million followers on the video-sharing mobile app Likee, a Tik-Tok-style platform popular with kids in Russia and Ukraine.

Pasha Pai has over 53,000 followers on Instagram, which features a photo of him posing with his girlfriend and her mother, Darya Makhanets, who runs Milana's social media accounts.

In another photo, he wears what appears to be a cheerleading outfit complete with a black pleated miniskirt.
 

The intimate photos of the children together are disturbing for American parents who aren't used to such open sexuality among underage children.

In one now-deleted post, Pasha shared a photo of the two shackled together while the little girl brushes her teeth in her underwear. In another post, the two appear to be in bed together.

Other inappropriate photos show the pair kissing, the girl sitting on the teenager's lap wearing thigh high boots, and the two looking at a phone in bed.

Those photos have since been deleted following the uproar on social media.
 

A report from RT noted that a lawyer named Anna Malyar, claimed that Milana's "mother made a seductive woman out of an eight-year-old girl for perverts."

Ukrainian journalists and politicians are among those calling for the police to investigate.

After fierce backlash on social media, the girl's progressive mother wrote on her personal account "this is their life, and they will figure it out on their own."
 


 

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Social media influencer James Charles sparked a furious backlash on Instagram and YouTube after he shared a photo of himself pretending to be pregnant to support a friend, Laura Mellado, who is pregnant.

Charles, a female-identified makeup artist, titled his video "24 Hours Being PREGNANT!!"

He wrote in the caption: "I'm trying something I'll never get to experience, being pregnant! My best friend Laura is pregnant with her second baby so she challenged me to be pregnant for 24 hours to see if I was strong enough to go through what she does!"

His 24 ours of "pregnancy" included being hooked up to a device that simulates pregnancy contractions.

Many called his antics "insensitive" after he wore a fake belly prosthetic and appeared before a backdrop of flowers, similar to a photo shoot by Beyonce.

Charles added a disclaimer to his video: "This video is not being made in any way, shape, or form to make fun of, to make light of pregnancies and the sensitivities and the complications that come around it."

Charles, who has 52 million followers across 2 platforms, continued:

"It's obviously such a beautiful, beautiful thing that women go through with their bodies and it takes a whole lot of strength as well. I know firsthand from watching Laura do it twice now. This is just a lighthearted video to see if I can last for 24 hours experiencing some of the ‘challenges’ that are even possible for me to actually experience today."

One follower wrote: "I love you James. But be ready to expect backlash. This wasn't a good move. It's very insensitive & I'm generally not a sensitive person. Sorry bud. This ain't right."

Another wrote: "You have gone off the deep end."

And a third wrote: "This is a big NO very insensitive and any backlash you get you deserve."
 

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Savannah James responded to reports that her 16-year-old son, Bronny James, was romantically linked with 46-year-old Instagram influencer Larsa Pippen, simply because he 'liked' one of her pictures.

The rumor was allegedly started by a blogger who noticed Bronny "liked" one of Larsa's photos. Savannah, a grown woman who rarely addresses gossip, was not feeling the comments about her teenage son on the internet.

"With everything going on in the world right now, this is the s--t y'all talking about....," Savannah wrote on her Instagram Story.

"At the end of the day y'all are talking about a minor. I don't care what type of 'celebrity' y'all think he is, he's a child and the bulls--t needs to stop. Y'all got the right one."

It all started when sports blog Black Sports Online reported that Bronny "liked" one of Larsa's Instagram photos and sent her a direct message. It was the "direct message" lie that got under Savannah's skin and prompted her to issue a correction -- Black mama style.

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Savannah, 34, and Lebron James, 35, share three children, Bronny, son Bryce Maximus, 13, and 6-year-old daughter Zhuri.

Larsa is best known as the wife of NBA legend Scottie Pippen and mother of his 4 children, Scottie Jr., Sophia, Justin, and Preston. They announced their divorce in 2016.

Larsa hired publicists to make her internet famous. Their efforts paid off and she was paired with the Kardashian Klan on some episodes of Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Larsa also appeared on The Real Housewives of Miami.

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While most celebrities join OnlyFans to make ends meet, R&B singer Sammie has launched his own line of scented candles.

"I launched a candle line in February, and we're having a grand opening on November 1 in Georgia," he told Page Six Style. "It's called Simply Naked Candle Co., and we have five scents: Indigo, Pure Love, Peace, Honey and All Night. I never just wanted to be a singer, songwriter, performer; I've always wanted to tackle entrepreneurship in all realms. I look up to the Diddys and Jay-Zs of the world."

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The former child star debuted his first single, "I Like It" at age 12. Now 33, Sammie is focused on living healthy and using natural skin and hair products.

"I've done some campaigns with Mielle, so I keep my beard and hair moisturized with [their] organic products," the crooner said of his grooming regimen. "Soap and water does not do any harm to me, so I just add on coconut oil and prayer. Just staying at peace ... I really don't be tripping about nothing, so I think that's what helps my skin and hair grow the way it does, no filter."

Added Sammie, "I use rosemary mint oil by Mielle for my beard. I just pick it out every morning, use some olive oil in there and I go out flourishing in the world."

Sammie's fifth studio album, Such is Life, is out now and he's writing a book titled "Good to Know" to "let women know the mindset of a man."

Watch Sammie's "I Like It" music video featuring Lloyd and N-Toon.