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Rick Ross and his family members were fined over $114,000 for violating federal labor laws at his Mississippi Wingstop locations.

Nearly 300 Wingstop employees complained that Ross and his family forced them to pay for their own uniforms, background checks, cash register shortages and safety training.
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The DOLWHD fined Ross and his family $114,427 "in back wages, liquidated damages and civil penalties."

Ross responded to the allegations in a video on his Instagram Story.

Ross is wearing a Balmain knitted sweater while seated at a piano in his Fayetteville, Ga. mansion that was once owned by former boxer Evander Holyfield.

"When you're running a business, there will be mistakes," he says. "But as the biggest boss, you never make the same mistake twice. You see, accountability. Taking accountability is big when you the biggest. And remember this, most successful people don’t take stumbling as a set back, but actually a stepping stone to greater things you heard me? Let's be great. A toast to the hustlers."

The portly rapper owns over 2 dozen Wingstop locations around the U.S.

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Megan Thee Stallion is copying Chris Brown's lead by holding VIP meet and greets for her fans.

Brown made headlines over the summer when he charged $1,000 for VIP meet and greets with his fans at his concerts.

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Photos from his meet and greets went viral, and fans lined up at his concerts to purchase $1,000 passes, sometimes with their parents' credit cards.

"I appreciate the f*ck outta them," he wrote on Instagram, in defense of his prices.

"These are memories that will last with them forever. Unlike most of these lame-ass artists that won't even make eye contact with the people who made it possible to even have a career."

Now comes word that rapper Megan Thee Stallion is holding similar raunchy meet and greets for her fans to promote her new album.

Photos and videos from Megan's meet and greets show her posing seductively and provocatively with male and female fans.

One fan echoed the sentiments of all Megan Thee Stallion fans:

"Would quite happily exchange the last 10 years of my life for a meet and greet with Megan Thee Stallion."

Question: Would you pay for a meet and greet with Megan?

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Aspiring comedian Teddy Ray's body was found floating in a swimming pool around 10 a.m. on August 12, police say.

His body was found by a maintenance worker, who called 911.

The 32-year-old Los Angeles native was pronounced dead at a private residence in Rancho Mirage, California.

TMZ reported that Ray's official cause of death is drowning.

The Riverside County Coroner's office ruled the manner of death a suicide.

Police say there were no obvious signs of foul play.

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Ray lived in Gardena, California, about 125 miles west of the home where his body was discovered.

The comedian, born Theadore Brown, is best known for his comedy skits on multiple TV shows and TikTok videos. He got his start on BET's Comic View. He also appeared on Russell Simmons' All Def Digital, "Wild 'n Out" and "PAUSE with Sam Jay" on HBO Max.

His death was confirmed in a post on Comedy Central's Twitter account: "Teddy Ray was a hilarious and beloved performer. He'll be deeply missed by the entire comedy community."

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Cardi B upset her fans by getting her first face tattoo. On Sunday, a Los Angeles tattoo artist shared a video that shows him working on Cardi while she hides her face.

He captioned the video, "Today's work Cardi B" in Spanish.

The "Bodak Yellow" rapper later shared a photo of herself posing with the tattoo artist, but the new ink is not visible in the photo. Some fans speculate that it says "RIP" in red letters to honor a deceased bloods gang member. Cardi is a reputed member of the bloods.

Fans vented their anger in the comment section. Many said she would regret disfiguring her face.

One fan wrote, "Say it isn't so... You marked up that BEAUTIFUL face."

Another fan wrote: "Cardi i know the choices are completely yours, but don't you think it's better to tattoo somewhere else..."

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Leslie Grace Martínez dropped her Hispanic surname to give herself a better chance of making it in Hollywood.

The Bronx-born Dominican actress was overjoyed when she landed the biggest role of her career - as Batgirl in a film that never made it to theaters.

Batgirl was already completed — with a $90 million budget — when Warner Bros. cancelled the movie's launch.

According to Hollywood insiders, Warner Bros. Discovery executives shelved Batgirl after numerous test audiences panned the film with a Latina in the lead.

In a quarter 2 earnings call, CEO David Zaslav said Thursday that the studio will not release a movie it does not believe in.

"We're not going to launch a movie to make a quarter and we're not going to put a movie out unless we believe in it," Zaslav said.

Warner Bros. was also nervous after the West Side Story remake with an all-Hispanic cast flopped at the box office last year.

Leslie Grace was reportedly "devastated" by the news. But Warner Bros. Discovery execs are entertaining the possibility of letting Grace play Batgirl in a future DC spin-off film, Variety reported.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) relaxed Covid-19 guidelines for unvaccinated people in a press release on Friday.

Unvaccinated people who are exposed to the coronavirus no longer need to quarantine, according to the CDC.

The CDC recommends people who are unvaccinated and exposed to Covid should wear a high-quality mask for 10 days and get tested on the fifth day.

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"This guidance acknowledges that the pandemic is not over, but also helps us move to a point where COVID-19 no longer severely disrupts our daily lives," Greta Massetti, a senior epidemiologist at the CDC, said in a news release.

Additionally, people no longer need to stay six feet away from others, the agency said.

The news left vaccinated people outraged, as many vaccinated Americans have tested positive or fallen ill with the virus.

"I mean no one was following these regulations anyway," one Instagram user wrote.

Another person wrote: "people are still dying! Does that no longer matter?"

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President Joe Biden returned to Kaiwah Island in South Carolina for what the White House said was a "family vacation" at a $20 million estate.

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Biden, who was vaccinated and boosted four times, tested positive for Covid-19 twice recently.

Biden had a wet productive cough during two recent public appearances.


Madonna is proud that her son David Banda, borrows her clothes and looks better in them than she does.


David, 16, towered over his famous mom as they arrived at JFK Airport in New York City on Thursday.

Madonna discussed her son's style during a visit to "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" on Wednesday.


"He could put on any outfit and look swag as you-know-what. He wears my clothes and looks better in them," she told Jimmy Fallon, adding that David looks great in a dress.

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David went viral on May 28, when he rocked a red Adidas x Gucci dress to the WBA World Lightweight Championship. His mother wore a similar Laura Whitcomb-designed dress to the 1993 premiere of "Sleepless In Seattle."


Madonna adopted David as a baby while on tour in Africa in 2006. They are pictured walking hand-in-hand at JFK in December 2016 when he was 10 years old.


In 2006 she founded a charity non-profit organization called Raising Malawi. While there she adopted David in October of that year.


Madonna told Oprah Winfrey the baby had been suffering from pneumonia after surviving malaria and tuberculosis in Malawi. She took him to the US and nursed him back to health.

In May 2009 Madonna adopted daughter Chifundo "Mercy" James from Malawi. The 63-year-old pop icon returned to Malawi in February 2017 and adopted four-year-old twin sisters named Estere and Stella.

She also shares biological son Rocco Ritchie, 22, with ex-husband Guy Ritchie, and daughter Lourdes Leon, 25, with fitness trainer Carlos Leon.

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Are you good with exotic animals? Rapper Rick Ross is looking for someone to feed his two lion cubs.

On Tuesday, the rapper took to Instagram and posted a wanted ad for a caretaker among his 15.6M followers.

Ross explained that he's interested in acquiring pet lion cubs for his Promiseland Estate in Fayetteville, Ga. near Atlanta.

"I'm looking to hire someone to feed both my CUBS once they are delivered from SENEGAL," he captioned a video clip.

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He shared a video showing a hunky and fearless zookeeper playing with the cubs.

"Hi guys! Rick Ross, today I am here with the baby cat. Your baby cat is here, they are ready. Yeah, you can see them here in Senegal, West Africa. Yeah, Rick Ross, they are ready for you."

The problem is, lion cubs tend to grow big fairly quickly. Technically, they're still cubs even though they're the size of fully grown lions.

The other problem is the cubs play rough and they sometimes eat their caretakers by mistaking them for food.

Ross would feed them himself, but he needs both of his hands in his line of work as a famous rapper.

So, Ross is looking for a fearless person who won't panic if the cubs get a little aggressive in their play.

So far Ross hasn't found someone willing to feed his exotic animals. I'm told he's holding off on delivery of the born killers animals until he does find someone.

Hopefully, the gig offers excellent health and life insurance benefits.

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A man is going viral for kicking a woman out of his hotel room when she refused to have sex with him after he paid $5,000 to fly her out.

In a viral video, a man explains the woman refused to have intimate relations with him even though he paid $5,000 for airline tickets, an Uber and the price of the hotel room.

The man was outraged because he communicated with her on Instagram for three months before booking her tickets.

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There was a time when women would gladly have consensual sex for $20 and a Happy Meal. Nowadays, women expect a lot more.

They see Instagram models showing off handbags, designer shoes, homes, jewelry and cars - and they believe they should get that too.

The man in the video could have avoided the drama by asking one simple question: "You know what you're coming here for, right?"

If you don't ask the right question, then she won't know what you really want. It's a woman's prerogative to say no.

So have that conversation with her before you spend one thin dime on her. Tell her what your expectations are and ask her what her expectations are before you book an airline ticket.

Watch the video below.

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Aspiring rapper YK Osiris vigorously denies rumors that he is rap mogul Sean Combs' boy toy.

During a recent appearance on The Breakfast Club radio show, YK was asked about the craziest rumor he’d heard about himself.

After stuttering, Osiris refused to answer. That's when DJ Envy reminded him: "You and Diddy. You and Diddy. They say you and Diddy..."

The 23-year-old aspiring rapper jumped out of his chair, laughing.

"They said that he was Diddy's boy toy," Envy said to Charlamagne. "What?!" Angela Yee exclaimed.

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"[They say] I was in Jamaica with him," YK explained while Charlamagne Googled the story.

"Oh, I see it now," Charlamagne said. He then read the headline out loud: "YK Osiris in Jamaica with his alleged boo Diddy."

An embarrassed YK said, "I don't know what happened about that. Yeah, I heard it, but, it be crazy little talk and stuff ... I ain't worried about it ... A lot of people don't care about that," YK said.

YK admitted he was in Jamaica - but not with the 52-year-old rap mogul. He said he was in Jamaica with "a shorty." He said Combs was in Jamaica, but he was in a whole different area of the island.

"They just made that up!" said YK, laughing.

YK then said the most money he'd ever spent on a woman was $100,000. He also explained his prior statement that a woman should never pay her own bills.

"I don't want no woman paying for no bills, like my utilities in my house? No, you not paying for that," he said, adding that a man should cover a woman's essentials such as hair and nails - "unless you want another man to pay for it..."

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Lil Duval shared a video of his rehabilitation session in a Miami hospital after he was hit by a car while riding an ATV in the Bahamas last month.

The standup comedian was airlifted to a hospital in Nassau, Bahamas before being flown to Jackson Trauma Center in Miami.

Duval, 45, suffered multiple fractures, including a broken thigh bone, a broken hip and arm, as well as two dislocated shoulders.

In the video, Lil Duval grimaces in pain as he struggles to complete 10 revolutions on a pedal exerciser.

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He captioned the video: "Ask anybody that ever had a broke hip and femur could they do this in a week. and i did this with no PAIN MEDICINE! I'm bout to show y’all how God really work #walkingtestimony."

In addition to being a standup comedian, Lil Duval is an actor, rapper and singer.

He is best known for his 2018 rap single "Living My Best Life" featuring Snoop Dogg and Ball Greezy.

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Earlier this week, a troll went viral on Instagram after he/she claimed to be Nicki Minaj's "ex-assistant". The troll was so convincing that several celebrities responded to the alleged rapper's "ex-assistant" online.

The troll's post went viral and the story was picked up by mainstream media outlets, including Yahoo! News and Newsweek magazine.


An outraged Nicki shut down the allegations in a video after the post went viral.

"I am mind-blown that people are this f--king dumb, that people are believing that I got somebody that worked for me and now they spilling tea... It's not even that, it's that the tea sounds so f--king dumb. And for a person to believe it, you would have to be dumb. It's clearly a kid."

Megan F. Bettencourt, the woman whose profile photo was stolen by the troll, took to Twitter on Wednesday, August 3, to explain that she had nothing to do with the drama.

"To be clear: I have never had a secret life as the 'ex-assistant' of @NICKIMINAJ," she wrote. "Someone stole my photo and used it in a fake account. Fraudulent impersonation wasn't the way I envisioned being mentioned in @Newsweek, but hey, scammers gonna scam."

Nicki apparently felt bad for Megan. The rapper offered her a job in a post on Twitter.

"Ok you know TF what? well hey, if you ever need a job hit me up. I feel bad. but hey cheers to Newsweek! Always a sliver living. i-i guess?"

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Last month, I told you that YouTube vlogger Tasha K lost her appeal to have Cardi B's $4 million judgment tossed out on a technicality.

As you know, Tasha K was ordered to pay Cardi B nearly $4 million in damages and legal fees for publishing false statements about the rapper on her YouTube channel.

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But Tasha doesn't have $4 million in cash to pay Cardi. So she listed her Lawrenceville, Georgia home for rent on July 3. The Zillow listing shows the 5 bedroom, 4 bath mini mansion is still listed for $5,000 a month as of August 4.

According to YouTube vlogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown, Tasha K and her family fled Georgia and moved to the safe haven of S. Florida.

Florida is a safe space for debtors who lose large judgments. Florida makes life difficult for debt collectors. Plus, Florida's homestead exemption prevents a judgment from becoming a lien on a Florida debtor's primary residence.

Tasha, whose real name is Latasha Kebe, re-filed an appeal with the U.S. Court of Appeals in Georgia on Thursday, Aug. 4, according to ATLien.

Watch the video below.

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Rapper Kevin Gates is trending again for saying women with hormonal imbalances are better in bed. The 36-year-old father-of-two made the statements on The Breakfast Club.

Gates was asked if he'd ever "met his match" in the bedroom. The promiscuous rapper said he hadn't, but he did meet "somebody that's really close." He added: "The reason I say she really, really close - oh God, don't kill me - she got acne in her face."

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Gates then explained why he believes women with acne have high sex drives.

"A lot of women with acne in they face got good pu--y," he said, "'Cause they hormones are so imbalanced that it cause them to have congestion. So they not releasing properly."

He added: "See, once I really put it on her, her face start clearing up... a lot of the things that go on with us are really internally. I'm not just saying it for that, but she up there. She in my top three."

Gates also discussed semen retention and discipline. He said a man can choose to pleasure himself or transfer his "morning wood" energy into a vigorous workout in the gym.

Watch the video below.

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Wendy Williams' fans are concerned for her mental health and safety after a fan video went viral this week.

In the video, Wendy shows off an enormous wedding ring. When asked to say something for the camera, Wendy seemed confused by the question.

The 58-year-old responded, "Ah, he's out, buying... getting stuff. I'm waiting for him to come back."

The enormous ring and her response to the question prompted fans to speculate that she recently tied the knot with someone.


The fan who recorded the video stopped recording the moment he noticed her altered mental status. He said he was concerned that someone might be taking advantage of her.

"I hope she is okay this is so sad :(," wrote a fan in the comments section. "Praying for her health," another person wrote.


According to Hollywood Unlocked Instagram blogger Jason Lee (pictured right), Wendy secretly married an NYPD officer named Henry.

Wendy has yet to confirm the rumor.

While celebrating her son Kevin Hunter's 21st birthday in August last year, Wendy shared a picture of her and her new man inside a car. "My son's 21st birthday party on the yacht in #Miami was everything he wanted! Even my boyfriend," she captioned the image.

UPDATE: Wendy Williams is not married to a New York City cop, despite the claims made by her pal, Jason Lee.

"That's inaccurate," William Selby tells Page Six exclusively. "She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation."

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