“When They See Us” Receives 16 Emmy Nominations, Including Lead Actor Nod for First-Time Nominee Jharrel Jerome

The Television Academy saw When They See Us and were impressed. The emotional Ava DuVernay series just received 16 Emmy nominations, including Outstanding Limited Series and a lead actor nomination for Jharrel Jerome.

“I’m going crazy over here. I feel like I’m on a whole other planet right now,” Jerome told The Hollywood Reporter after receiving his first Emmy nomination.

DuVernay was nominated for directing and writing the series. Jerome is glad she’s being recognized for her dedication in telling this important story.

“I’m so proud of her. I was hoping that the Emmys would really receive When They See Us the way the world received it and would understand the importance of it. And just respect her brilliance and her integrity. The reason we did what we did was because of her.”

In the four-part Netflix series about the wrongfully convicted Central Park Five—now known as the Exonerated Five—and their journeys to justice and freedom, Jerome plays Korey Wise. He was the only actor to portray one of the five men from childhood to adulthood.

“The first time I met Korey, he took off the chain around his neck and put it on my neck and said, ‘You’re the king now. You’re Korey Wise,’” Jerome recalled.

Jerome says he continues to be inspired by Wise and the rest of the Exonerated Five. He also believes the series has somewhat brought about justice regarding the repercussions the prosecutors have faced since the show’s release.

“I’m proud to know that these men are out there in the world,” Jerome said. “As for everyone else, it’s just the way the world responds, and however they respond is how they choose to respond. For me, I’m just happy with the smiles on the faces of these men and that’s what’s most important to me.”

As reported by The Hollywood Reporter:

[Prosecutor Linda] Fairstein, who is now a novelist, was dropped by her publisher Dutton and resigned from the boards of nonprofit Safe Horizon and Vassar College. She also stepped down from the boards for God’s Love We Deliver and the Joyful Heart Foundation.

In turn, [Prosecutor Elizabeth] Lederer informed Columbia Law School that she would not seek reappointment as a part-time lecturer as a professor at Columbia Law School.

In addition to DuVernay and Jerome, several other members of the cast received nominations including Niecy Nash, who played Jerome’s onscreen mother.

“Just to have shared those scenes with her and for both of us to come out with a nomination, that means everything in the world to me because we put our hearts and souls into those scenes,” Jerome said of working with Nash.

When They See Us is still available on Netflix. The 71st Emmys will be held September 22nd and broadcast live on Fox.

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R. Kelly Denied Bond After Prosecutors Call Him a “Danger to the Community, Especially to Minor Girls”

A Chicago judge ordered R. Kelly to be held in jail without bail Tuesday (Jul. 16) after federal prosecutors called him “an extreme danger to the community, especially to minor girls,” The Chicago Sun-Times reports.

The 52-year-old singer was in U.S. District Court in Chicago for a bond hearing after he was arrested on two new federal indictments last week alleging that he paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to recover videotapes of himself having sex with underage girls, and also that he pressured witnesses to change their stories before testifying in the child porn trial that ended with his acquittal in 2008.

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Kelly, who was shackled and wearing an orange jumpsuit, pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The judge’s decision to keep Kelly in jail without bail means that he’ll remain in custody when he’s taken to New York City to face a separate indictment alleging that he sexually abused underage girls.

At his hearing, prosecutors argued against Kelly’s release, with one saying: “This risk of obstruction is real. This risk is ongoing. This risk is heightened by the defendant’s fame and power.”

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull told Judge Harry Leinenweber that Kelly “has a unique ability to influence and intimidate witnesses and victims, and that continues to this day.”

Kelly’s lawyer, Steve Greenberg, however, denied that the troubled singer is a flight risk because he’s turned in his passport and isn’t too fond of flying anyway.

“Unlike his most famous song — ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ — Mr. Kelly doesn’t like to fly,” Greenberg said. “How could he flee? He has no money. There’s no evidence that he’s a risk to minors at all at this point.”

But prosecutors, who have threatened to put Kelly behind bars for the rest of his life, weren’t trying to hear all that noise.

“The defendant can entice girls to his own doorstep, he doesn’t have to leave his home to do that,” Krull said.

In New York and Chicago, the troubled singer faces a combined 18 counts for alleged crimes against 10 victims.

In Chicago alone, Kelly faces a maximum of 195 years, with some charges carrying a mandatory sentence of at least 10 years, and he faces even decades more in New York.

On top of that, he’s facing Illinois state charges that could put him behind bars for up to 30 years.

Despite the outcome, Kelly’s “girlfriends” (aka alleged sex slaves) Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary were all smiles in court as they put on a united front.

Contradicting a previous report stating that the girls had been evicted from Kelly’s home in Trump Tower Chicago, Savage and Clary released a video claiming that they are still living comfortably there together and are not being held against their will.

Also, regardless of what happens to Kelly, the rent is paid through December or January, so they’ll at least have a roof over there heads until then.

The singer is expected to be extradited to New York eventually to face charges there.

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Safaree’s 12-Inch “Anaconda” is Officially Available for Your Personal Pleasure, LHH Star Unveils Custom Sex Toy Line

Safaree is getting his bag. The rapper and Love and Hip-Hop star is capitalizing on his viral moment from last year and has lent his, shall we say “likeness,” to an exclusive line of adult sex toys.

Monday (Jul. 15), Doc Johnson Enterprises unveiled its latest product at ANME (Adult Novelty Manufacturers Expo).

The premier product is an exact replica of Safaree’s manhood, and the 12-inch dildo is aptly named the Anaconda, which is not only a clear reference to his size, but also to his ex Nicki Minaj’s hit single.

According to product details, it features UltraSkyn Dual Density technology and comes equipped with a removable suction cup.

It also measures in at 12-inches—which even though we know Safaree is blessed, still seems an exaggerated length. But hey, I’m sure the purported size will help with sales.

Safaree received several offers from porn and adult toy companies last year after a video of his junk “accidentally” leaked and basically broke the internet.

He ultimately signed a million-dollar deal with Doc Johnson in August 2018. The deal includes a model of his manhood (the Anaconda) and is expected to include other products to be revealed later.

“I work hard so I can get the last laugh. When y’all think I’m losing I’m not. Trust me! To all the ppl who fronted on me & thought I’d fall off and disappear… Suck my sex toy,” he wrote on Instagram after making the deal last year. “Ladies I’m allll yours.”

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I work hard so I can get the last laugh. When y'all think I'm losing I'm not. Trust me! To all the ppl who fronted on me & thought I'd fall off and dissapear… Suck my sex toy 😇 thank you to the biggest adult toy company in the world @docjohnsonusa for the opportunity and my team @britmo_inc & @therealkdmcnair for making this happen and to my fans and supporters who root for me, I love y'all !! Ladies I'm allll yours 😇😇😛😛 Jokes on you 🏂🏄🏾⛷ its a big deal 🍆🍆 😂😂 but who's gonna copp 1 on the low?? 🤔 My anaconda don't want none if you ain't got buns hun 😛 STRAAAIIITTTTT #THEBAGTALKJUSTGOTREALDIFFERENT #safaree #STUNTGANG #TEAMSAFAREE #myhatersshouldlogout #thankyougod

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Safaree has yet to make any references to the release of his own line of sex toys, but his fiancée Erica Mena sure did.

“Finally,” she wrote on her IG stories with a photo of dildo packaging, along with heart eyes and praise hands emojis.

The Anaconda will be available soon.

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NFL Player Who Lost Arm in Car Crash Undergoes 6th Surgery, Staying in High Spirits: “I’m Alive and I’m Grateful”

Miami Dolphins defensive end Kendrick Norton is in high spirits despite having his arm amputated nearly two weeks ago after a horrible car accident.

Norton just underwent his sixth surgery since the July 4th accident in which he sideswiped a Maserati, crashed into a concrete barrier, and his Ford pick-up truck flipped onto its roof.

The 22-year-old spoke to CBS Miami last week in his first interview since losing his arm. He says he’s just grateful to be alive.

“I’m alive. One thing keeps me going and that is that I am still able to be here. Seeing my family is so important. It’s very good that I have this support system. It keeps me strong and it keeps me tall.”

He also appreciates the support from his teammates and fans.

“I’m staying strong because all of the support from all of the fans, all of the teams, my family and everyone,” he said from his Jackson Memorial Hospital bed.

“That’s what’s pushing me, my faith and the support from my family, my grandparents, my sports agent. Everyone is going above and beyond for me for nothing in return. Just to see people who have been supporting me is just great.”

The NFL and the Dolphins are paying for his medical expenses through insurance. A GoFundMe page has also been created to cover any other expenses.

Norton and his female passenger suffered major injuries; they were not wearing seatbelts. No one in the Maserati was injured.

According to TMZ, Norton was cited for an improper lane change and cutting off another vehicle. He caused $15,000 worth of damage to the concrete barrier, but it’s unclear if he’ll be charged for the damage.

Norton was a seventh-round draft pick in 2018. Though he never played in an NFL game, he’s grateful and trying to have a positive outlook on his future.

“I realize that I will not be able to play football anymore. We are working past that, you know. That reality is sinking in,” he said. “I’m alive and I’m grateful. Now I want to organize a blood drive.”

He continued: “If you have something in the glass, you are OK. A lot of people have glasses with not much in them or glasses that are empty. So, if your glass is half full, you are OK.”

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Beloved Civil Rights Activist Sadie Roberts-Joseph Died of “Traumatic Asphyxia,” Death Ruled a Homicide

The cause of death of the beloved 75-year-old civil rights activists found deceased in a trunk has been determined.

According to results of a preliminary autopsy released on Monday (Jul. 15) by the East Baton Rouge Parish Coroner’s Office, Sadie Roberts-Joseph died from traumatic asphyxia, including suffocation.

Her death has been ruled a homicide.

East Baton Rouge coroner, Beau Clark, released the following statement:

“It’s with great sadness and respect that we investigate any unexpected or traumatic death. When our investigation involves an innocent victim, such as Ms. Sadie Roberts-Joseph, it is particularly tragic. Our condolences are extended to Ms. Joseph’s family and friends.”

Roberts-Joseph’s body was tragically found in the trunk of a car last Friday, just three miles from her home in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. However, it’s unclear to whom the car belonged.

Police haven’t released many details regarding their investigation, but say members of the community have come forward to help.

Roberts-Joseph’s death has shocked the Baton Rouge community and left it in a state of mourning. The activist was the founder and curator of the city’s African-American museum and hosted the annual Juneteenth festivities.

“We mourn the loss of Sadie Roberts–Joseph and offer condolences to her family, loved ones and the Baton Rouge community,” the NAACP said in a statement. “Black women must be protected at all costs—justice must be swift.”

Police are investigating whether the 75-year-old had received any threats prior to her death, but they say that it’s too early to determine if her murder was racially motivated.

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Young Thug Says Lil Nas X Shouldn’t Have Told the World He’s Gay

Last month, rapper Lil Nas X announced to the world that he’s gay. The “Old Town Road” singer-rapper revealed the news on the last day of Pride Month.

While many have shown support and congratulated Lil Nas X on his decision to come out, one celebrity, in particular, believes he should have kept it a secret.

During a recent interview with Adam22 on No Jumper, Young Thug—who also appears on the remix to Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road”—said the overnight rap sensation shouldn’t have come out of the closet because people will now only see him as being that gay rapper.

“I feel like he probably shouldn’t have told the world,” Thug told Adam 22. “He shouldn’t have told the world. These days, motherf**kers, it’s just all judgment. Motherf**kers is just judging. It ain’t even about the music no more.

“Once you found out he was gay, as soon as the song come on now, everybody like, “this gay-ass n**ga”. N**gas don’t even care to listen to the song no more… It’s just like, to certain people, you know what I’m saying?”

Thug also spoke on all the backlash Lil Nas X will receive over his coming out. Thug said that he went through the same thing and knows exactly how Lil Nas X is feeling right now.

“I just feel like he young, and backlash can come behind anything,” Thugger noted. “[His coming out] wasn’t a bad idea, and it was most definitely the best time to do it, during Pride. That was the best time to do it. That was a G’s move.

“But he young, and I know he going to be dealing with it in his mind. I dealt with this sh*t before. I know what he dealing with. So I was like, “F**k, he should have never said that, never should have told them.”

For years now Young Thug has sparked and perpetuated gay rumors, but has never outright confirmed if they were true or not.

Is this interview him finally admitting that he is gay and can relate to Lil Nas X?

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Megan Thee Stallion Confirms Relationship With MoneyBagg Yo: “He’s a Hot Boy Now”

It’s officially a hot boy and hot girl summer.

Female rapper Megan Thee Stallion, who has been killing the rap game as of late and has everyone using the terms “hot girl” and hot boy,” revealed some surprising news on her Instagram.

Megan announced to fans that she’s in a relationship with rapper MoneyBagg Yo.

She posted a photo of her and Moneybagg with the caption “He’s a Hot Boy now.”

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He’s a Hot Boy now 😛

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And he followed up with his own IG post, sharing the same photo and writing “Hot Boy Shyt” in the caption.

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Hot Boy Shyt. 🔥

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While fans were happy to hear the news, many of them warned Megan to not become another one of the rapper’s baby mamas.

MoneyBagg currently has four baby mamas and seven kids.

One fan wrote on Megan’s post announcing her relationship: “Baby just don’t give him another child! Our queen can’t get trapped!”

Megan was quick to respond back to the fan: “lol ion want no kids.”

Another fan left a comment saying: “Y’all cute Just don’t become another baby mama pleaseeeeeee.”

Megan and Moneybagg Yo have been rumored to be a couple for weeks now and even one of MoneyBagg’s baby mamas who goes by “Juiccy Babyyy” on Instagram responded to the rumors saying that she still messes around with the rapper.

The Shade Room also posted a screenshot of an Instagram post that is said to be from one of Moneybagg’s baby mamas threatening to jump on Megan over her announcement that she and Moneybagg are an item.

“Boy ima whoop df out you,” the woman wrote. “Bitch come get this baby since you wanna be a hot boy, Bitch ima bust both of y’all in y’all sh*t see y’all whenever wherever hoe.”

Megan hasn’t entertained or responded back to the alleged threats.

In addition to revealing the relationship news, the “Hot Girl” rapper also released a trailer for an upcoming film or video she is working on with Hype Williams based on her mixtape Fever, which she released in May 2019.

Looks like Megan is living her best hot girl life and could care less how anyone feels about it.

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NeNe Leakes Still Refuses to Film With Kenya Moore & Porsha Williams on “Real Housewives of Atlanta”

After weeks of being the only cast member MIA, NeNe Leakes has finally begun filming the 12th season of The Real Housewives of Atlanta—well, kinda.

Though NeNe will be a full-time housewife in the upcoming season, she is reportedly refusing to film with several of her castmates.

According to Radar Online, NeNe has only filmed with Kandi Burruss, Marlo Hampton and newcomer Yovanna Love because she continues to refuse to film with Kenya Moore or Porsha Williams.

NeNe began filming in early July even though production reportedly began in late May.

While there was much speculation as to why NeNe didn’t begin filming with the rest of the cast, a source tells Radar that NeNe was “so happy” to return.

“The old NeNe is back,” the source said. “NeNe’s re-entry to the group was set up and it went very well.”

NeNe concluded season 11 by fighting with everyone except Marlo, and remained somewhat neutral with Kandi because she was “not important” enough to feud with.

Last month, we reported NeNe was refusing to film with Kenya and Porsha because she feared they would only pick fights with her and she didn’t want to give them the opportunity to start any drama.

Radar’s source says NeNe is ready to move forward with Kenya, Porsha, and Cynthia Bailey, just on her own terms. “NeNe is so over last year and all the fights.”

“NeNe’s return to filming is a good way to start the season, but she is going to definitely film with Kenya and Porsha later on. She’s just waiting until the time is right, and the cameras will be rolling,” the source continued.

The Real Housewives of Atlanta is expected to return this fall.

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Donald Trump Called “Racist-in-Chief” After He Told Congresswomen of Color to “Go Back” Where They Came From

As if we needed any more proof that Donald Trump is an ignorant, racist, xenophobic, misogynistic piece of trash.

The President we don’t claim fired off a string of tweets Sunday morning criticizing a group of progressive Democratic congresswomen and urging them to “go back” to where they came from, despite the fact that all of the women are American citizens.

“So interesting to see ‘Progressive’ Democrat Congresswomen, who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total catastrophe, the worst, most corrupt and inept anywhere in the world (if they even have a functioning government at all), now loudly and viciously telling the people of the United States, the greatest and most powerful Nation on earth, how our government is to be run.

“Why don’t they go back and help fix the totally broken and crime infested places from which they came. Then come back and show us how it is done. I’m sure that Nancy Pelosi would be very happy to quickly work out free travel arrangements!”

While Trump didn’t explicitly mention any of the congresswomen by name, everyone knew exactly who he was referring to.

As CNN noted, a group of women of color in the Democratic party—specifically New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan, Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar and Ayanna Pressley from Massachusetts—all spoke out against Trump regarding the terrible conditions of border detention facilities.

The thing is … all four of the women are American citizens!

Ocasio-Cortez was born and raised in New York City, just like Trump, while Tlaib was born in Detroit and Pressley is from Cincinnati.

Omar, meanwhile, was born in Somalia, but her family fled the country when she was a child, and she became a U.S. citizen in 2000.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has had her own issues with the aforementioned congresswomen recently, didn’t appreciate being brought into Trump’s mess, and defended her comrades calling Trump’s tweets “xenophobic comments meant to divide our nation.”

“When [Donald Trump] tells four American Congresswomen to go back to their countries, he reaffirms his plan to ‘Make America Great Again’ has always been about making America white again,” she wrote. “Our diversity is our strength and our unity is our power.”

New York Mayor and presidential hopeful Bill de Blasio also chimed in, saying on CNN that “unfortunately, there’s an American tradition of telling people to go back to where they came from” and Trump was just trying to “gin up his base” as part of his goal to “make America hate again.”

The women targeted in Trump’s tweets also responded to the overly tanned wannabe tyrant’s racist rant:

And from there, the #RacistInChief hashtag was born, with Twitter collectively calling out Trump for his divisive antics:

Honestly, at this point, anyone who agrees with, supports or defends Donald Trump is clearly a racist.

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Boonk Gang Suffers Broken Jaw & Loses Several Teeth After Video Shows Him Getting Punched in the Face

Boonk Gang is on the road to recovery after getting punched in the face so hard that he broke his jaw in two different places and lost several teeth.

The social media star, known for his controversial pranks and shenanigans, has been laying low recently and keeping off the scene after he allegedly shot himself last year and got into a fight with a videographer on the set of a music video.

He even changed his name to John Gabbana and started rapping to try and prove that he was headed down a new path.

But new footage recently surfaced on the internet showing the social media star back into some drama and getting a beat down from a man almost half his size.

The video doesn’t show what leads up to the incident, but you can clearly see Boonk running away after being struck hard by the shorter man.

Boonk ended up suffering a broken jaw on both sides from the encounter and posted a series of graphic videos showing him prior to undergoing surgery for his injuries.

Boonk’s injuries were pretty tough too — he says he lost some teeth, and his mouth looked bloodied up bad.

“They broke both sides of my jaw but guess what I did !?” he captioned a video on Instagram showing off the damage to his mouth.

“They knocked out most of my teeth bruh with that cheap shit bruh,” he wrote on another clip.

Whatever Boonk said or did to that short man was obviously very serious for him to get hit that hard! He better leave these folks out here alone LOL.

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