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Antoine Dodson, best known for going viral in 2010 after he declared "Hide yo kids, hide yo wife" in a news interview -- is mourning the death of his mother.
Antoine tells TMZ that his mom, Jennifer, died Sunday at a hospital in Decatur, Alabama. Antoine said her death came as a shock because he thought she was doing better after recent health issues.
Antoine says his mom began having problems with her leg around the time he became Internet famous. Her leg was amputated a few months ago. An infection set in and she was transferred to the ICU, but Antoine says she was getting better, according to TMZ.
Sadly, Jennifer took a turn for the worse and Antoine got the call on Sept. 12 that his mom had passed. He tells TMZ doctors believe she died of heart failure.
Antoine, 35, is asking for donations to cover his mother's funeral expenses. He says because of the pandemic, he's strapped for cash and really needs help.
Antoine created a GoFundMe account to raise cash. As of Friday morning, over $6,000 was raised of his $9,000 goal.
He wrote in the summary:
"I'm not in a financial position to put my mom to rest and so I'm asking for your help, even if you can't I appreciate all the love and support coming, God bless us all!! Thank you."
Antoine renounced his homosexuality in 2013 and disappeared from the limelight.
An Alabama YouTuber went viral earlier this month when she caught a 30 pound catfish with her bare hand.
Hannah Barron is a popular Internet star with 340K subs on YouTube and nearly 1 million followers on Instagram.
Hannah has been noodling catfish for 4 years. Catfish noodling is a sport that requires skill, nerves of steel, and great teamwork.
A noodler dives underwater to reach a catfish hole and sticks his or her hand in the hole. The catfish latches onto the hand as a defensive maneuver and the noodler reaches through the fish's gill and yanks it out of the hole.
It helps if you can hold your breath underwater for about 60 seconds while noodling the catfish.
Catfish noodling is a sport practiced primarily in warm southern states where catfish the size of dogs are abundant.
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Kevin Samuels booted reality TV personality Shekinah Jo off his show after she appeared on camera in total darkness.
"You gotta come into the light," he told her. But she refused, saying she feared he would rate her a "negative three."
"Well if you're a negative three then that's what it is," Samuels said before Shekinah responded, "But I'm not a negative three. I would never let you and no one else put me down."
The conversation grew heated when Samuels told Shekinah he wouldn't lie to spare her feelings.
"Hey, calm down cutie," said Shekinah, pictured right with former friend Tameka "Tiny" Harris.
"Kick rocks b****," Samuels said, before ending the session.
Samuels then said, "You always wanna say something but you don't wanna deal with it."
Speaking about women in general, Samuels said:
"I'm tired of women wanting somebody to lie to them... Women like her have been coddled and lied to so much that the truth is offensive. So all they can do is laugh at it because it hurts too much because they know they've been lied to...
This is what it's come to... You are what you are. You ladies don't seem to like rankings, but you rank men. You are what you are. Like it or not... Y''all want somebody to tell you you're all 10s."
Mr. Samuels has grown a large following of mostly lonely women whom he berates and downgrades for clicks and views.
Samuels is a 51-year-old man who rates himself a "high value" nine out of 10. He has drawn criticism for rating Beyonce an 8 and calling women "b**ches."
YouTuber Kevin Samuels has a ton of haters on the Internet. Mr. Samuels has a large following of mostly women who live for his relationship advice.
Samuels is a 50-year-old man who considers himself to be a good catch. He makes a living on YouTube grading women based on their looks and how many children they have.
Recently, Samuels went live on YouTube and displayed his computer home screen while chatting with a woman on Zoom.
The woman complained that a "guy" in the Zoom chat was making her nervous.
Then the screen briefly displayed the "guy" laying on a bed. Based on the decor of the man's room and the dim lighting, it's obvious that the person was not in Samuel's home.
The person in the bed was someone on the Zoom chat. Samuels assured the woman that "he's gone" from the chat.
But the video went viral anyway, fueling the rumors that Samuels is homosexual.
According to MTO.com, Samuels was divorced from a woman in 2005 and he is (or was) paying child support for a daughter.
That doesn't mean he's straight, but it doesn't confirm all the rumors that he is homosexual either. And even if he was, that doesn't diminish him as a man.
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YouTube star James Charles has lost his YouTube competition series following allegations that he groomed minors.
The 21-year-old beauty vlogger will no longer host "Instant Influencer.", YouTube bosses confirm.
"We can confirm Season 2 of the YouTube originals series Instant Influencer will take a new creative direction, including a new host," a YouTube spokesperson told Variety. "We thank James for a great first season, and look forward to building on the show’s success by expanding the opportunity to showcase a diversity of creators across the YouTube platform in our upcoming season."
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Charles was accused of sexting minors and soliciting nudes from them. In his apology he confessed to sending inappropriate messages to boys.
He suggested they lied about their ages.
"I trusted the information that was given to me rather than the information I could have and should have gotten myself...," he said.
"As I did more research on this topic and self-reflected, I realized that the receipts and the screenshots and the specific details of the interaction don't matter, because I f**ked up and I need to take accountability for my actions and apologize to the people who were affected by them."
Charles is the second social media star to be accused of misconduct with children recently.
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Lil Nas X is also accused of exchanging inappropriate messages with minors.
LNX's old Twitter account was suspended this week after fans uncovered disturbing messages about children.
You ladies who are fans of TikTok and YouTube star Sir Cruse will be shocked to learn he is 54 years old, not 29.
For years, Cruse's fans believed he was in his 20s because of his youthful appearance.
Sir Cruse posted a short TikTok video to clear the air about his age, confessing that he is 54, 29. He called out Google for publishing misleading information about his birthdate.
"Hey, hey, hey Google where do y'all get this s**t from... men?" Sir Cruse says. "I'm 54. Where do y'all get 29? I was born 1965, November 9th."
"That's why you shouldn't believe everything you see on internet," he told his followers.
Cruse is a hairstylist - and former SR Morning Wood - who uploads videos teaching Black men how to brush train their waves to achieve that perfect 360 curl pattern.
Sir Cruse teaches young Black males to groom themselves to look handsome and presentable for the ladies. This type of mentorship is what's missing in the Black community today.
Cruse is best known for such videos titled "How to Brush 360 Waves Guide" and "Wave Products and Haircutting Tools."
Cruse, who began uploading videos in 2009, is a graduate from DeVry University with a degree in computer engineering.
Sorry ladies, he's taken. Cruse has been dating Jazzy Glimmer.
An unstable YouTuber is in trouble for alleged child abuse. Social media personality Lovely Peaches was reportedly arrested after she repeatedly abused her minor child on the internet.
Peaches was investigated for over a year for Instagram posts that showed her abusing her daughter, Cora Miracle.
"I brought you into this world, hoe," the 19-year-old told the child in one Instagram video. She also complained about having to babysit her own daughter.
In other social media posts, Lovely Peaches, real name Brittany Johnson, claimed she sold Cora to a sex traffickers and she even claimed she killed her adorable daughter.
Johnson became an overnight sensation for her disturbing posts involving her daughter, Cora, who is reportedly 3 years old.
Johnson, was reportedly arrested after Cora was removed from her custody following an FBI investigation last week.
On Aug. 6, advocacy group Children's Riot reported that Cora "has been rescued and will never be returned to her abusive mother."
"The FBI has ensured that Peaches will no longer have access to hurting Cora or any other children. She is being prosecuted and will pay for what she has done."
The group claimed Cora was placed in the care of her grandmother. "Cora was back with her mother, and has been taken away from her as of this morning," according to The Salvation Foundation. "As of now, she is safe, she is no longer with her mother."
Johnson's social media accounts were deleted recently. The foundation stated they were working on getting all of Johnson's accounts deleted. Her Instagram account alone had over 1 million followers.
Recently, Johnson began threatening TikTok personality Charli D'Amelio, saying she hired a hit man to "sexually assault Charli during a livestream, causing D'Amelio to end the livestream.
Johnson was later banned from TikTok.
The FBI didn't raid YouTube star Jake Paul's Calabasas mansion for assault rifles displayed in one of his videos. The firearms seized during the FBI raid are now in the hands of the L.A. County Sheriff, TMZ reports.
According to London's Dailymail.com, Paul purchased the sprawling 15,000 sq. ft. mansion for $6.9 million when he was 20 in 2017.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ the feds seized a collection of assault rifles during a raid of the star's home on Wednesday.
ABC 7 News aired drone footage of law enforcement officers walking out of the home carrying long guns and assault rifles.
Reports initially stated the feds raided the home with a search warrant to seize the firearms Paul displayed in a YouTube video.
The assault rifles were perched on a wall of Paul's bedroom during a YouTube prank.
According to TMZ, the raids were connected to looting at a Scottsdale, Arizona mall, where Jake and a friend were live-streaming during Black Lives Matter riots in June.
The FBI was searching for merchandise stolen during looting at the mall. Authorities did not disclose what they found inside the residence. Paul was not taken into custody.
The 23-year-old Capricorn has over 20 million subscribers on his YouTube channel. He earns around $10 million a year from YouTube videos and a clothing line.
Former Bad Girls Club star Demitra "Mimi" Roche passed away on Wednesday at age 34. Her death was announced by her former colleague and record producer Vince Valholla, founder of Valholla Entertainment.
Roche worked at Valholla Entertainment as vice president of A&R at the independent record label.
"I'm at a loss for words. Don't know what to say," Valholla wrote on Twitter. "Mimi was kind to everyone she came across. She was big dreamer & was part of our Valholla family. I'm heartbroken by the news of her passing. I'm thankful I got to know & work w/her."
Roche, who recently celebrated her 34th birthday, starred in Bad Girls Club season 8, which aired on Oxygen Network in 2012. Roche was known as "Miami Maverick" on the show.
The series centered around a group of women who lived in a mansion for three months.
Roche's death comes nearly 2 weeks after the unexpected death of YouTube star Nicole Thea, 24, who died of a massive heart attack while 8 months pregnant. Her unborn son, named Reign, did not survive.
Th UK-based dancer and accessories designer died in her home, hours after telling her boyfriend, dancer Global Boga, she was experiencing chest and back pains.
Thea was best known for documenting her first pregnancy in YouTube videos.
Thea's mother shared the news with her daughter's 182,000 followers on Instagram.
"To all Nicole's friends and supporters it is with great sadness that I have to inform you that Nicole and her son she and [her partner] Boga named Reign sadly passed away on Saturday morning," she wrote.
"As a family we ask that you give us privacy because our hearts are truly broken and we are struggling to cope with what has happened. Thank you her mum RIP My beautiful baby girl Nicnac and my grandson Reign, I will miss you for the rest of my life until we meet again in eternal heaven."
Thea pre-scheduled YouTube videos that her family posted because they believe she would have wanted her fans to view them.
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Two years after a judge slapped a restraining order on drag queen TS Madison (left), he is still harassing and bullying blogger Michelle "ATLien" Brown (right) on social media.
In a video dated July 2, Michelle explains the drama that began after the breakup of the Queens Court YouTube series, when Madison assumed Michelle had something to do with breaking him and Khia up as a team.
Michelle, pictured with singer Trey Songz, writes:
"I've also been harassed, doxed and bullied by TS Madison's gang of supporters that he calls the "Maddie Mob" for reporting on the break up and the bullying continued even AFTER I sought a restraining order.
My only recourse over the years has been speaking up for myself as TS has gone on various platforms showing his disdain for women. He also appeared on Tasha K's podcast alongside Storm Monroe in a video titled, "Exclusive | T.S. Madison FINALLY CONFRONTS BEEFS with Khia, Gio, Michelle B. & more! Part 1" to continue the harassment against me.
Now the drama has started again. After I reported on the Lovely Ti, B. Simone drama, TS Madison went on his platform with a screen shot of my image bearing the likeness of Gary Coleman and proceeded to "drag" me for 2 hours. When does it end?"
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