Jimmy Henchman Found Guilty Of Murder AGAIN + DMX Gives Us The Christmas Carol We Didn’t Know We Needed, Strikes Plea Deal In Tax Evasion Case

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Jimmy Henchman has been found guilty again in the murder-for-hire case after he was granted a new trail. Meanwhile, DMX reached a plea deal in his tax evasion case after bringing us a remix of “Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.” Get it all inside…

James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond has been found guilty for a second time for hiring a hitman to kill a friend of rapper 50 Cent.

The former entertainment manager, who once repped Mike Tyson, was found guilty on four counts of murder-for-hire for the death of Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher just before 8pm EST on November 28th by a Manhattan federal jury. Each count carries a life sentence. He was previously sentenced to a life sentence plus 20 years. Not only that, he has been serving two life sentences on separate drug and gun convictions.

So yeah, even if the Czar Entertainment founder was not found guilty on he murder-for-hire charges, he still would have been stuck in jail.

The New York Post reports:

Still, he has long maintained that he never intended to kill Lowell “Lodi Mack” Fletcher in 2009, and that he only hired men to shoot at Fletcher for his role in roughing up Rosemond’s 14-year-old son amid a long-running feud between 50 Cent’s G-Unit and a rapper Rosemond represented.

Prosecutors said Rosemond ordered the hit on Fletcher weeks after he emerged from prison for his role in roughing up Rosemond’s son as part of the ongoing feud between G-Unit and rapper Jayceon Terrell Taylor, also known as “The Game.”

The government presented numerous witnesses, including Brian “Slim” McCleod, who told the jury that he helped lure Fletcher to an isolated part of the Bronx to be killed.

It’s Rosemond’s third trial over the hit. The first trial resulted in a hung jury and the second resulted in a conviction, but a new trial was ordered by a federal appeals court.

Jimmy’s lawyer David Touger said they plan to appeal again. Might has well hang this one up bruh.

Speaking of legal woes…

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DMX has struck a plea deal after he was slapped with 14 counts of tax evasion that could have landed him in jail for more than 40 years.

The NYC rapper and dad of 15 pleaded guilty to 1 count of tax evasion and now only faces up to 5 years in prison, this according to the US Attorney’s Office Southern District NY.

X’s lawyer Murray Richman told TMZ that X admitted to the court that he knowingly didn’t pay taxes on royalities and other monies. He also said the “Party Up” rapper is concerned he will be thrown in jail, but decided to take the deal anyway. Likely a good idea. A potential 40 years is a loooooong time for the 46-year-old to spend behind bars.

DMZ will appear in court for sentencing on March 29th.

See X outside of the courthouse below:

Before he had his day in court…

Looks like X is gunning for Mariah Carey‘s Christmas crown.

Following a viral video of him rapping "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" in 2012, the gritty rapper decided to put out a full remixed version of the Christmas carol. We didn’t know we needed this, but it’s gold. Take a listen above.

 

 

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Mariah Carey Is Getting Millions For Failed Engagement To James Packer + Philando Castile’s Girlfriend Awarded $800,000 Settlement

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Mariah Carey and Philando Castile‘s girlfriend Diamond Reynolds have reach settlements in their respective cases. And they’re gonna raise an eyebrow.  Deets inside…

Mariah Carey may not have received the $50 million she was gunning for from her ex-billionaire fiancé James Packer, but she still got paid.

According to The Blast, Mimi and James reached a settlement agreement a few months ago where he paid her between $5 and $10 million. You’ll recall, the twosome was engaged from January to October 2016.

Not only that, she reportedly gets to keep her $10 million engagement ring.

So why did the Grammy winner end up getting paid for a failed relationship? She argued that she uprooted her life to move to L.A. to be with the wealthy businessman.

There was also an alleged incident where James allegedly did something to one of her assistants while vacationing on a yacht in Greece. Apparently, the incident resulted in her having to cancel some dates on her South American tour, costing her to lose coins.

She’s going to need that money too. Mimi has been canceling shows on her Christmas tour.

We’re sure she’ll be enjoying that coinage with her boy toy Bryan Tanaka. Vacay anyone?

In other news..

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No amount of money will bring Philando Castile back. But, considering all that his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds had to go through, she has been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars to make her and her daughter’s life a little better.

Diamond has received $800,000 in settlements. Her 32-year-old school cafeteria supervisor fiance was killed by Officer Jeronimo Yanez on July 6, 2016 after he asked to see his license and registration. Diamond and her four-year-old daughter were inside the car when he was fatally shot. Officer Yanez was later acquitted on all charges.

Here’s how the money will be distributed:

Reynolds, who was in the car with Castile and her four-year-old daughter at the time of the shooting, will receive $675,000 from the city of St. Anthony, Minn., with an additional $125,000 from the city of Roseville and the League of Minnesota Cities Insurance Trust.

Reynolds and her daughter, who were not physically injured, claimed emotional distress and false arrest in connection the shooting.

A portion of the funds will be placed into a trust for her daughter’s education, according to a press release issued by St. Anthony.

This news comes after Philando’s mother reached a $3 million settlement with St. Anthony.

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Zendaya Freshly Slays InStyle’s January 2018 Issue + Deb Antney’s Advice To Ladies: ‘Legs Closed, Pocketbooks Open’

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Zendaya is kicking off 2018 with a FAB new cover on InStyle’s January 2018 issue. Meanwhile, Deb Antney is dropping gems for the ladies on how to make a come up. Deets inside…

Zendaya is kicking off 2018 InStyle!

The 21-year-old actress, who stars in the upcoming film The Great Showman, is gracing the cover of InStyle magazine’s January 2018 issue. And she’s a sight for sore eyes.

The gorgeous starlet beams in a turquoise and pink velour set by Chloé, serving up 70s realness with her Diana Ross-esque hairstyle.

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Inside, the young activist touched on what everyone has been talking about lately: sexual assault in Hollywood.

“The bravery of the women who came forward is a huge step toward making sure it’s safer for me and other young women who are just coming up,” she said “I’m at that prime age right now. Twenty-one. Starting off. That’s when people take advantage and abuse their power and do terrible shit. I think it’s definitely a sisterhood.”

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Outside of acting and singing, Daya is a force to be reckoned with in the fashion industry. She’s already released her own apparel collection and shoe collection alongside her stylist and friend Law Roach, Daya by Zendaya. Now, she’s working on a unisex fashion and accessories line.

When it comes to fashion, the sky is the limit for Daya.

“I just felt that if I’m going to do a clothing line, that’s the only way I see it being done. That’s the future of fashion,” she says of making the brand gender-nonspecific.

 

 

We’re looking forward to see what designs she comes up with. Read Zendaya’s full interview here.

Get into Daya’s fashion must-haves below:

In other news…

 

 

"Legs closed and pocketbooks open" – @debra4mizay

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Deb Antney is no stranger in the music industry. She has helped launch careers for some of the game’s biggest stars like Nicki Minaj and her own son, Waka Flocka.

The “Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta” star sat down with “Sister Circle Live” to offer up a few tips for women looking to get into the industry. And it doesn’t include “sleeping your way to the top.” In fact, it’s the total opposite.

“Legs closed, and pocketbooks open. It’s time to get back to get back to the business ladies," she shared.

The Hip Hop manager said we’ve lost our households, children and men because we’re focused on the wrong things…like plastic surgery. Peep the clip above.

Thoughts?

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Why Everyone Thinks Matt Lauer’s Firing Is Karma For Tamron Hall & Ann Curry – The Disgusting Sexual Assault Details

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The Internet’s level of chill is on zero after TODAY show anchor Matt Lauer was fired due to sexual assault allegations. Folks are saying it’s karma, which is being served colder than ever. Also, the disgusting details of what he did have spilled and he has since issued an apology. Get it all inside…

Shock waves jolted through the media when NBC announced they had FIRED long time “TODAY” show co-host Matt Lauer over sexual assault allegations.  He was the highest paid host on TV and had been with the network for 20 years.

Peep the emotional announcement from Hoda Kotb and Savannah Guthrie below:

 

Now, the Internet is having a field day with jokes about his firing, dubbing it as karma for the network (shadefully) letting go Tamron Hall and Ann Curry. You’ll recall, Tamron left the network earlier this year (and we don’t think it was amicable) only to be replaced by medicore Megyn Kelly. In 2012, Ann Curry was ousted from the morning show, and folks everywhere say it was to appease Matt Lauer.

Well, like that old saying goes, what’s done in the dark always comes to light. And Twitter is letting him have it. Peep the tweets:

 

#Matt Lauer fired….Tamron Hall, Ann Curry………..are like pic.twitter.com/uaTEpdgytI

— Joyce Ward (@patrob123) November 29, 2017

 

 

Now that douchebag Matt Lauer is gone, somebody call up Ann Curry and Tamron Hall to give them back their hosting jobs.

— Dominic Jenkins (@theDomJenkins) November 29, 2017

 

 

Somewhere Ann Curry and Tamron Hall watching Matt Lauer trend on Twitter: pic.twitter.com/V8tC5n0tkQ

— Kyle Knight (@kyleknightmusic) November 29, 2017

 

 

Matt Lauer fired?!?!? Tag yourself: I’m Ann Curry and Tamron Hall at home like pic.twitter.com/5k5fKz7bas

— c (@Caroline_3_21_) November 29, 2017

 

 

Ann Curry and Tamron Hall were basically let go from NBC to make room for Matt Lauer’s selfishness and Megyn Kelly. How did that work out for the network.

— Shea Jenkins (@iamsheajenkins) November 29, 2017

 

Jokes aside, the details of his alleged sexual misbehavior are disgusting AF. Matt’s firing came after a current NBC employee spoke up about inappropriate sexual conduct from the married Matt while they were reporting from the Sochi Olympics in 2014. She claims the abuse continued over several months.

It’s also reported he sexually harassed several other female colleagues. In one incident he reportedly gave a female employee a sex toy as a present along with a explicit letter detailing how he wanted to use it on her. In another situation, he allegedly dropped his pants, showing his penis while a female colleague was in his office. After the female employee declined to engage in any sexual acts with him, he reprimanded her.

Variety gives more details of his alleged inappropriate behavior:

He would sometimes quiz female producers about who they’d slept with, offering to trade names. And he loved to engage in a crass quiz game with men and women in the office: “f—, marry, or kill,” in which he would identify the female co-hosts that he’d most like to sleep with.

These accounts of Lauer’s behavior at NBC are the result of a two-month investigation by Variety, with dozens of interviews with current and former staffers. Variety has talked to three women who identified themselves as victims of sexual harassment by Lauer, and their stories have been corroborated by friends or colleagues that they told at the time. They have asked for now to remain unnamed, fearing professional repercussions.

Several women told Variety they complained to executives at the network about Lauer’s behavior, which fell on deaf ears given the lucrative advertising surrounding “Today.” NBC declined to comment. For most of Lauer’s tenure at “Today,” the morning news show was No. 1 in the ratings, and executives were eager to keep him happy.

It’s not clear if NBC is paying Lauer through the end of his contract, which expires in 2018. Lauer couldn’t be reached for comment.

Oh, and there’s more.

According to The New York Times, NBC has received two more complaints filed against Matt. The site reports:

On Wednesday, NBC received at least two more complaints related to Mr. Lauer, according to a person briefed on the network’s handling of the matter. One complaint came from a former employee who said Mr. Lauer had summoned her to his office in 2001, locked the door and sexually assaulted her. She provided her account to The New York Times but declined to let her name be used.

She told The Times that she passed out and had to be taken to a nurse. She said that she felt helpless because she didn’t want to lose her job, and that she didn’t report the encounter at the time because she felt ashamed.

This morning, Matt issued a public apology via his public relations team, claiming some of the stories are "untrue."  He likely could be talking about that "secret button" at his desk that closes and/or locks the door.  While some reports made this button out to be the way Matt trapped women in his office, it’s actually a button all execs and major employees have at their desks at almost all networks as a way to quickly turn a meeting into a closed one. Here’s what he said:

“Some of what is being said about me is untrue or mischaracterized, but there is enough truth in these stories to make me feel embarrassed and ashamed. I regret that my shame is now shared by the people I cherish dearly.”

“There are no words to express my sorrow and regret for the pain I have caused others by words and actions,” Mr. Lauer wrote. “To the people I have hurt, I am truly sorry. As I am writing this I realize the depth of the damage and disappointment I have left behind at home and at NBC.”

“Repairing the damage will take a lot of time and soul-searching and I’m committed to beginning that effort. It is now my full-time job. The last two days have forced me to take a very hard look at my own troubling flaws. It’s been humbling. I am blessed to be surrounded by the people I love. I thank them for their patience and grace.”

We hear you.  But…Boy, bye.

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ICYMI: Black Singer Antonia Jenae Accuses Billionaire Richard Branson Of Fondling Her Boobs + Terry Crews Speaks Out About Hollywood Exec Returning To Work After Sexual Assault

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Black singer Antonia Jenae claims billionaire Richard Branson sexually assaulted her on his island and he offered up a lame a** apology. Meanwhile, Terry Crews is speaking out after the Hollywood executive he accused of groping him returned to work. Deets inside…

These sexual assault allegations against high-profile men are coming out left and right.

Backup singer Antonia Jenae has come forward to reveal billionaire Richard Branson had the nerve to fondle her breasts after a party on his island. The #MeToo movement prompted Antonia, who once sang backup for Joss Stone, to speak about how she was sexually assaulted throughout her life and one incident happened at the hands (or face) of billionaire Richard Branson.

In a lengthy Facebook post, Antonia claims Richard took it upon himself to stick his head in between her breasts and “motorboared” them after he tried to convince her to show him her boobs like this Indian statute he had at his pool on his island. She went to Richard’s island after performing at a Joss Stone concert in 2010.

“I took it as a ‘joke’. As everyone was saying goodnight, he proceeded to ‘motorboard my breasts with his face, In front of my boss at the time, who was also a woman, in front of her dad, and the makeup artist and hairstylist. I was so shocked. I think everyone was, no one said or did anything.”

Here’s her full post below:

Sounds about right. No one ever comes to the aide of a black woman.

A spokesperson for Richard addressed the alleged assault, claiming the billionaire doesn’t even remember the incident happening. Of course he doesn’t.

“Richard has no recollection of this matter. Neither do his family and friends who were with him at the time. There would never have been any intention to offend or make anyone feel uncomfortable. Richard apologizes if anyone felt that way,” the spokesperson said.

What a weak a** apology!

Speaking of assault…

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Terry Crews opened up recently about being groped by high-profile Hollywood executive Adam Venit during a party last year. Now, he’s responding to news that the exec has returned to work after he was suspended for a month from the William Morris Endeavor (WME) talent agency.

The "Brooklyn Nine Nine" actor tweeted:

 

SOMEONE GOT A PASS https://t.co/yLPwpWGtT8

— terrycrews (@terrycrews) November 27, 2017

 

Following that tweet, Terry shared a letter written by co-CEO of WME Ari Emanuel in which Emanuel “demanded” that Mel Gibson be black-listed following the actor’s anti-Semitic remarks. It was published by The Huffington Post in 2006. Terry claims he sent the same letter to Emanuel updating the name to be about Adam Venit:

 

Copy of the actual @HuffPost letter I gave @AriEmanuel in which he DEMANDED Mel Gibson be blacklisted for anti-Semitic remarks.

I exchanged Adam Venit for Mel, and sexual assault for anti-Semitic.

He said “it’s different” and handed the letter back to me. pic.twitter.com/7wwt4nskEU

— terrycrews (@terrycrews) November 27, 2017

 

Hmph.

After coming out about the incident on social media, Terry filed a report with the Los Angeles Police department in November. During an interview with “Good Morning America,” he opened up about why he took so long to come forward, saying,

“When the [Harvey] Weinstein thing started happening, I got PTSD. I was going, ‘Oh my god, this exact thing happened to me. I understand why they won’t come forward.’ And I’m gonna tell you, a lot of times people go, ‘Why didn’t you come forward sooner?’ When a person of forward breaks that boundary and violates that boundary, you’re a prisoner of war.”

Props to Terry for following through on this and proving that sexual assault can happen to ANYONE.

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2017 SOUL TRAIN AWARDS: Tamar Braxton Poured Her Heart Out, Luke James Brought Down The House & SWV Served Up Epic Throwback Feels

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From Tamar Braxton to Luke James to SWV to Tank, here’s who everyone was talking about after last night’s 2017 Soul Train Awards…

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The 2017 Soul Train Awards celebrated its 30th anniversary at the Orleans Arena on November 5th in Las Vegas. But, it was televised on TV One last night (November 27th).

R&B songbird Tamar Braxton had us clutching our pearls in amazement with her performance during the ceremony. With the divorce drama she has going on around her, chick literally left her heart out on that stage as she belted out her singled “Blind,” from her newest album, Bluebird of Happiness.

It was super emotional and raw. And just, heartfelt AF. Peep her performance below:

 

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Luke James also had everyone raising their eyebrows when he busted out his vocals during the Toni Braxton tribute. Toni Braxton was this year’s receipt of the Soul Train Legend Award where Luke, his ex-Jesse J and Ro James offered up a tribute. When Luke hit that high note during “Un-Break My Heart” everyone lost it!

By the way, Ro James performed “Seven Whole Days” and Jesse J performed “You Mean The World To Me.”

Check it below:

 

 

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Of course, the lady of the hour had to hit the stage to perform a few of her classic tracks, including “He Wasn’t Man Enough for Me”, “You’re Making Me High”, and “Love Shoulda Brought You Home”. By the way, the 50-year-old Grammy winner looked AH-mazing! Peep her performance below:

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One of your fave 90s girls groups opened the awards show with a lively performance.

SWV — Cheryl “Coko” Clemons, Tamara “Taj” Johnson-George, and Leanne “Lelee” Lyons—rocked out to a medley of our fave tracks, including “Weak”, “Right Here” and “Rain." Then, the ladies wrapped up their performance with “Anything,” bringing out U-God and Method Man.

Get into it below:

 

 

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By the way, the ladies won the Lady of Soul Award, handed to them by Bel Biv Devoe. The trio said they hadn’t won an award in 25 years, so this one was special.

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Congrats ladies!

As for this year’s host…

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Soulful songtress Erykah Badu returned to host the awards show for the third consecutive year. And she slayed, per usual. Before doing anything, she gave props to NFLer Colin Kaepernick for risking his career for the black community. SHe also trolled Trump and had hella jokes.

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Peep some of her hosting antics below:

 

 

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By the way, it was a big night for Bruno Mars as he won five awards, topping all of the winners of the night. Congrats!

In case you missed, peep all of the red carpet flicks from the 2017 Soul Train Awards HERE.

BONUS:

 

 

Did Tamar Braxton CONFIRM her sister Toni Braxton and Birdman are married?? She definitely added "Williams" to her name and that’s Birdman’s government. Or maybe she’s just trolling. Hmph. This isn’t the first time Tay Tay hinted at them being married. Just sayin’…

 

And Tank.  Yes gawd.  Just watch below.

 

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Meghan Markle & Prince Harry Discuss Their ‘Sweet’ Proposal And Kids

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After being set up on a blind date through a mutual friend (why don’t we have friends like this?!), Meghan Markle and Prince Harry are fabulously engaged. They’re talking about the proposal, their dating life until this point, kids, and more in their very first interview together. Watch it inside…

Meghan and Harry spoke to the BBC’s Mishal Husain on Monday afternoon in their first joint interview as an engaged couple. They dropped the cutest nuggets we’ve been dying to know. And yes, she confirmed she’s leaving her acting career for Duchess duties.

They revealed they’ve been dating for a year and a half, and managed to date in complete privacy the first 6 months or so. They don’t go more than two weeks without seeing each other, and made their Trans-Atlantic relationship work. They even camped under the stars in Botswana for 5 days together several months ago. *swoon*

As for the proposal, it happened just a few weeks ago at their cottage.  One minute they were roasting chicken, and the next Harry was on one knee surprising her with a custom ring that included Princess Diana’s diamonds.

Watch their entire interview below:

 

Their chemistry is off the charts. So it makes sense when Harry said "the stars were aligned" when they met. We’ve got till spring 2018 to get our ish together to watch this Royal Wedding. 

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Get into their first photos as an engaged couple that they snapped earlier today at Kensington Palace Gardens.

 

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On another note, will Meghan bring her natural curls to the Palace?  Gotta love it!

 

*Squeals*

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Al Sharpton Thinks He Can Get Meek Mill Out Of Jail + Rep. John Conyers Steps Down From House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

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Rev. Al Sharpton has stepped in and is doing all he can to free jailed rapper Meek Mill. Meanwhile, Rep. John Conyers has stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual assault allegations. But, he hasn’t given up his seat in Congress. More inside…

There was news that Meek Mill was scheduled a new bail hearing today (November 27th), but that’s apparently not the case. A Philadelphia court spokesperson addressed the reports saying reports about a rescheduled bail hearing was an “administrative error,” noting a clerk accidentally scheduled the hearing preemptively and without approval from Judge Gence Brinkley.

Well, Rev. Al Sharpton has come to the MMG rapper’s defense and he’s trying to pull all the stops to get him out of jail.

Sources tell TMZ, Sharpton has teamed up with Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina to work on getting Judge Gence Brinkley replaced. Not only that, they’re putting the pressure on Philly authorities about the “harsh” punishment she issued to Meek for his probation violation. If you haven’t heard, she sentenced him to 2-4 years in jail. It’s also rumored she requested Meek to do a remake to Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” and specifically asked for him to give her a shoutout in it.

Sharpton believes he can help Meek just like he did for the late Tupac back in the 90s. The site reports:

Al says he helped negotiate with the warden at NY’s Clinton Correctional Facility in the 90s …. to get Tupac released from solitary confinement. He believes that experience will be key to helping Meek in PA.

The Philly rapper had been in solitary due to his celebrity status, but as TMZ first reported … he was removed at his request.

Al says job one will be making it clear to PA authorities Meek’s 2-4 year prison sentence is harsh and unjust … considering the cases behind his probation violation.

Al will reportedly meet with Meek behind bars today (November 27th).

Do you think Al Sharpton’s involvement will help or hurt Meek?

In politics…

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is stepping down from his leadership position in the House Judiciary Committee after several female staffers came forward with sexual harassment accusations against him, which prompted an investigation.

Congressman Conyers has vehemently denied the allegations and said he will be vindicated of all allegations made against him.

"After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters," Rep. Conyers said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

"I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger," the statement continued. "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics."

He also took to Twitter to make the announcement:

 

After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger. I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

To be clear, I would like very much to remain as Ranking Member. There is still much work to be done on core concerns like securing civil rights, enacting meaningful criminal justice reform, and protecting access to the ballot box.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

These challenges could not be more pressing in the face of an Administration that cares little for the rule of law and a President whose actions and conduct cheapens our discourse every day.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

But I have come to believe that my presence as Ranking Member on the Committee would not serve these efforts while the Ethics Committee investigation is pending.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

I cannot in good conscience allow these charges to undermine my colleagues in the Democratic Caucus, and my friends on both sides of the aisle in the Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

I am proud and fortunate to be part of a legacy of more than 50 years of fighting for civil rights and making our country more equitable and just.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

I’ll never allow that legacy – a legacy I owe to my father John Conyers, Sr., who integrated labor unions, or my two amazing sons John III & Carl and my loving wife Monica, and the extraordinary people of Detroit – to be cast aside, or these causes to be in any way diminished.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

 

I am grateful to my colleagues who have called for due process before weighing judgment. I would urge them to continue to do so for any Member accused of wrongdoing. Basic fairness requires no less.

— John Conyers, Jr. (@RepJohnConyers) November 26, 2017

You’ll notice, he didn’t resign from his position as a congressman. Also, it’s reported attorney Lisa Bloom will be representing a woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against the longest serving member of Congress in 2014.

The high profile attorney is urging the congressman to release the woman from a confidentiality agreement she was “forced to sign” so she can tell her story. It’s reported in the past, a female staffer was paid $27,000 to "settle" her sexual harassment case against Conyers and tax payers footed the bill. Congressman Conyers denies this.

This is a just a big old mess.

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Ray-J & Princess Love Are PREGNANT! And Yes, They’re Carrying Their Own Baby. [UPDATED]

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Big baby news for Ray-J and Princess Love! Plus they’re popping back at their messy co-star’s rumors…

UPDATE: It’s a girl! And she’s due this summer.

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After 15 months of marriage, and several of those attempting to get pregnant, Ray-J and Princess Love are expecting!

Fans have been commenting on Princess’ Instagram page about the suspicious bump she’s rocking since Halloween.  Now, we know for sure.  Princess revealed she’s officially past the first trimester, so she’s excited to reveal the big news.

 

 

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A post shared by Princess Love Norwood (@princesslove) on Nov 27, 2017 at 8:34am PST

 

Oddly, after Ray J went on "The Real" today to reveal the pregnancy news, a naysayers came along to say otherwise.

 

Ray talked about how he and his wife of 1 year struggled to get pregnant (which we saw play out on the recent season of "LAHHH", and he had to really work at it and "focus":

"It took me to focus and do the right thing for my side. Take care of my responsibilities and get fresh.

And as for how he went about it:

"Um, well you know I don’t know when the process of it actually happened, what night. But it, it was special because we were trying for a while. It’s not as easy as people think."

"It’s not just. For some people, they just go on tour and get everybody pregnant….You know for me… it was love… For me it was love. We took our time. And then as we were taking our time, it just took a little while."

After the announcement, "LAHH: Hollywood" star Moniece Slaughter went on Instagram to slander the couple. She said Brandy, Ray’s big sister, is the couple’s surrogate. She said Brandy is continuously lying about not being pregnant and has been harrassing her and her mother via text message.

Soon after, Princess posted the above baby bump photo to squash any surrogacy rumors, but Moniece has yet to take back what she alleged. Oh well.

Congrats to The Norwoods!

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PAGEANT DRAMA! Miss Universe 2017 ISN’T Fan Favorite Miss Jamaica & A Judge Was Accused Of Shady Tactics

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The Miss Universe Pageant seems to always come with some type of drama, and this year was no different. Deets inside…

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Thankfully, Miss Universe host Steve Harvey didn’t cause any drama during last night’s big Miss Universe 2017 pageant. But, that doesn’t mean there wasn’t any.

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Let’s talk about the winner situation since that seems to be the hot topic after the ceremony.

Miss South Africa Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters (above, far left) won the 2017 crown, beating out 91 other contestants all fighting for the crown. If you took a peek at social media during the show, it was clear who the fan favorite was and we’re not just saying this because she’s black. Literally all of social media was gushing over Miss Jamaica Davina Bennett’s fabulousness and effortless beauty.

We mean, look at her:

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The 21-year-old Jamaican beauty, who is pursuing a degree in marketing at the University of the West Indies, was fierce, bold and uber gorgeous.

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Dear @missuniversejam, You were the real winner tonight. Pure class. #MissUniverse #MissJamaica #Flawless pic.twitter.com/5kH1fcVCEz

— Kevin Nadal, Ph.D. (@kevinnadal) November 27, 2017

 

 

BOOM! #MissUniverse #Jamaica Davina Bennett advanced to top 5. She looks stunning in evening gown. @Davina_Bennett_

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— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) November 27, 2017

 

Breathtaking.

Not only was she gorgeous, she gave a killer answer during the Q&A portion of the show:

"The most quality that I am most appreciative of is my drive, my determination. I am the founder of a foundation that spreads awareness for the deaf community, and this platform is such a great platform to let persons know that these persons need opportunities and need equal opportunities as those in society. And so Miss Universe competition will be the platform for me to use this foundation to spread awareness for all the deaf and mute around. Thank you."

But, that wasn’t enough for the judges.

Miss Jamaica ended up becoming the 2nd runner up and folks in the crowd weren’t happy about it. Hear them boo below:

Folks on Twitter weren’t happy about it either, saying she was robbed of the crown:

 

Literally me when they announced #MissJamaica as 2nd runner up. I’m so disappointed! #MissUniverse pic.twitter.com/TEjTJ8nvgz

— simple_enigma (@ibrooks84) November 27, 2017

 

 

I just wanna say Miss Jamaica was robbed

— cristina (@cristinnnaaa_) November 27, 2017

 

 

When you stay up three hours after yuh bed time watching Miss Universe just fi see dem tief Jamaica crown pic.twitter.com/CnyuviBLmQ

— darth buddha (@Neauxp) November 27, 2017

 

We agree.

However, Miss Jamaica was grateful for the experience:

 

 

I did not win but I got what I was seeking. I won the hearts of many, I got to highlight Deaf awareness, I stand as the first afro queen to have made it thus far, I represented my little island and I received allll the love one could possibly wish for…. THANK YOU!!! I came, I conquered and if you know me, then you know that’s just another story and you will be seeing a lot more from me. To all the queens that represented, congrats and to our new Miss Universe @demileighnp go conquer the world you are indeed a gem!@thedavinabennettfoundation it’s time to lift you up! P.S. Back on Jamaican soil early and bright a mawning!!!#davinabennett #missuniverse #majoraccomplishment #yourjamaicanqueen #theywillrememberme

A post shared by MISS UNIVERSE JAMAICA (@davina_bennett_) on Nov 27, 2017 at 5:00am PST

 

 

Then, there was some judging drama before the actual show as well.

 

 

A post shared by Lele Pons (@lelepons) on Nov 23, 2017 at 3:16am PST

 

Before the Miss Universe pageant, there was drama with one judge ONLY following Latina contestants on social media. RED FLAG! Of course, people are going to think Judge Lele Pons would be bias in her judging of the contestants being that she was only following Miss Mexico, Miss Venezuela and Miss Colombia. It’s reported, pageant officials told Lele to unfollow the ladies as it compromises the competition. And she did.

There’s that.

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