Italian Doctor Strangled to Death by Boyfriend Because He Falsely Thought She’d Given Him Coronavirus

An Italian doctor was strangled to death by her nurse boyfriend on Tuesday (Mar. 31) because he thought that she had given him COVID-19, Italian authorities reported. Tests were performed that found neither had contracted the virus.

Antonio De Pace, 28, called police in the early hours of Tuesday to tell police that he had killed his girlfriend, 27-year-old Lorena Quaranta.

When first responders arrived at the scene, they found the deceased Quaranta along with De Pace, who had attempted to kill himself by cutting his wrists.

De Pace was rushed to the very same hospital where both he and Quaranta had worked, and he was subsequently saved by their colleagues.

It was there that he told investigators that he “killed her because she gave me coronavirus.”

Quaranta had recently graduated from the University of Messina and immediately started working at the Italian hospital to help combat the spread of COVID-19 which has hit the European country harder than anywhere else in the world.

 

The latest reports indicate that there are currently 110,000 confirmed infections with a death toll now rising above 13,000 in the country.

Just days before Quaranta was strangled, she shared an emotional post on Facebook rallying support for the fight against the infectious virus.

“Now more than ever we need to demonstrate responsibility and love for life. You must show respect for yourselves, your families and the country. You must think and remember those that dedicate their lives daily to looking after our sick. Let’s stick together everyone staying at home. Let’s avoid the next one falling sick is a loved one or ourselves.”

Authorities in Italy had asked for people to stay at home to stave off further infections of the virus, and the lockdown was set to end this week.

However, the prime minister has now asked that the order go through at least April 13th as the country continues to see new cases.

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YNW Melly Says He Tested Positive for Coronavirus While Awaiting Double Murder Trial in Florida Jail

Incarcerated rapper YNW Melly says he has tested positive for coronavirus as he awaits trial in a South Florida jail.

Melly’s team shared the news via the rapper’s official Instagram page Thursday (Apr. 2), saying that his attorneys will file a motion for restricted release in light of the recent diagnosis “in hopes of better care due to any jails not being prepared to treat this new virus.”

Melly’s team added: “He hopes for your support and to recover soon #prayformelly send positive energy to him please.”

YNW Melly is currently being held in Broward County Jail in Florida after he was arrested in February 2019 and charged in the double murder of his two friends, YNW Juvy and YNW Sakchaser.

The rapper is accused of shooting and killing the men in a vehicle then staging the scene to look like a drive-by with the help of his friend, YNW Bortlen.

Melly was charged with two counts of first-degree murder, while Bortlen is facing the same charge, as well as two counts of accessory after the fact.

Melly has pleaded not guilty to the charges and faces the death penalty if convicted.

The news of Melly testing positive for coronavirus comes after the Broward County Sheriff’s Office revealed that at least two inmates had contracted the deadly disease.

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According to Law.com, one of the unidentified inmates “showed no signs of the disease after arrest and screening in March.”

The Broward Sheriff’s office didn’t provide any details about the second case, simply stating that they tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday.

Earlier this week, Melly’s mother, Jamie King, claimed the rapper’s jail release was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

News of Melly contracting coronavirus comes on the same day a judge signed off on Tekashi 6ix9ine’s early release as a result of the pandemic.

6ix9ine will finish his prison sentence on house arrest due to his asthma condition, which puts him at a greater risk if he were to contract the virus.

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T.C. Carson Says He Was Fired From “Living Single” After Calling Out Warner Bros. for Favoring “Friends”

It’s been over 20 years since Living Single ended and continues to be a beloved sitcom by the black community and critics. And we now know why one of its main stars abruptly left the show.

In a recent interview with Comedy Hype, T.C. Carson (who portrayed Kyle Barker) revealed that he was fired from the show after voicing concerns on behalf of the entire cast to Warner Bros. and accusing the studio of favoring Friends.

The cast would have concerns about scripts, character development, pay, and other issues.

“We would come to them as a cast but I would be the spokesperson for it,” Carson recalled.

“So, that last season before I left, they called me in and they basically said, ‘Well, all these problems we’ve been having, they listen to you. You’re the person they listen to. So if you said something else, then they would do that.’

“I looked at them and said, ‘Well, first of all, we’re dealing with five grown people, and they have their own mindset and own ideas about what we’re doing. Everything we come to you with is a group decision, not my decision. But if you think I have that much power, then I need to have a different job.’

“I don’t think they liked that.”

Casson and the Living Single cast also felt they were being treated unfairly in favor of Warner Bros.’s other show, Friends, which has long been criticized as a rip-off of Living Single with an all-white cast.

“We were getting less than all around. And then they created Friends and gave them everything. Both shows were Warner Bros. shows on Warner Bros. lots. So, to watch that, to be on our lot and to watch that, was really kind of a slap in the face.”

As the cast spokesperson’s grievances grew, Carson’s character was given a job opportunity in London and written off in the season 4 finale.

Though Warner Bros. had previously told him his job was safe, immediately after the episode aired, Carson received a phone call from his lawyer informing him the studio was not asking him back for the next season.

“I think part of it is, even now, if you’re African-American, you shut your mouth and do your job. Don’t ask questions. Be happy that you have a job,” Carson told Comedy Hype.

“My whole time on Living Single, I was happy I had a job, but I understood the importance of the job I had. I understood the importance of what these characters meant to my community.

“And so, when I come to you with a problem, it’s because of that, not because of ego. They looked at it as ego.”

Carson returned to Living Single the following year for the series finale.

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DaBaby Shoots His Shot at Raven-Symone on Instagram Live, But is Disappointed When She Says She’s a Lesbian & His Female Fans Shouldn’t Worry (VIDEO)

The coronavirus self-quarantine has celebrities interacting with each other on social media in ways we’ve never seen before.

Earlier today, while on Instagram Live, DaBaby called up Raven Symone and she actually answered and chopped it up with him for about four minutes about a number of random topics: like the best way to eat an In-N-Out burger, their own personal methods of preventing themselves from getting infected with COVID-19, their respective recently released projects and more.

“Ain’t no MF way, I feel like I’ve officially made it. I’m on [Instagram] Live with That’s So Raven,” DaBaby said excitedly.

At one point, DaBaby started getting a little flirty and hit Raven with the “age ain’t nothing but a number” line. (FYI: DaBaby is 28 and Raven is 34.)

“You ain’t that much older than me,” he said while eating some french fries.

“I ain’t no lil boy,” he joked. “I just got a babyface. I’m just a cutie pie. That’s what people tell me,” he continued, adding that 34 looks good on her.

DaBaby then suggested that their flirty exchange could be making his female followers mad, to which Raven replied: “Oh, they’re fine … Y’all, I’m a lesbian. Y’all can have him, don’t worry.”

Baby then jokingly replied that she’s breaking his heart. “You broke my heart one time in 06 and you won’t do it again,” he told her.

During their exchange, Raven sent DaBaby her address, and while still on IG Live, he pulled up on her to drop her some ice cream off.

“You’re not supposed to be this close to me!” Raven shouted as DaBaby started singing “reunited and it feels so good!”

“Watch I get the corona cause of this one right here,” Raven joked.

After telling Raven not to blame him if she catches “the corona,” DaBaby asked her to make the face she used to make on That’s So Raven whenever she would have a vision, and she happily obliged.

A very entertaining exchange between two people who you never thought would be interacting on Instagram Live.

Watch below:

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Tekashi 6ix9ine Could Be Released From Prison Any Day Now Due to Coronavirus

Tekashi 6ix9ine could be a free man very VERY soon, and it’s all thanks to the coronavirus.

Due to the rapid spread of COVID-19, the judge in the rapper’s case is reportedly considering an early release.

Last month, Tekashi’s legal team requested that he serve the remainder of his 24-month sentence at home, citing concerns over his health amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The rapper claims he suffers from severe asthma and could die if he catches the disease. He also pointed out that prison isn’t exactly the best place to “social distance” because of the confined spaces and close quarters.

The judge denied that initial request because the court lacked the legal authority to make the decision.

Inner City Press tweeted this morning that the Bureau of Prisons rejected the request because they claim 6ix9ine wasn’t in their custody and was instead in the custody of the U.S. Marshals serving his time at a private facility.

Now, Manhattan Federal Judge Paul Engelmayer is saying that he’s inclined to release 69 pending the U.S. Attorney’s opposition.

According to Inner City Press, federal officials have until 5 p.m. Wednesday (Apr. 1) to deny the judge’s legal authority to release 6ix9ine.

Dawn Florio, one of Tekashi’s attorneys, also confirmed with XXL that the rapper could be released from prison “any day now”—even as soon as today.

The magazine obtained a copy of Judge Engelmayer’s order, and it’s clear that Tekashi 69 will be released from prison unless the prosecutors in his case can somehow get the judge to change his mind.

The judge wrote in his order:

The Court has received an application from counsel for Daniel Hernandez, Dkt. 445, representing that the Bureau of Prisons has now denied his request for compassionate relief and that the Court’s review under 18 U.S.C. § 3582(c) of his application to convert the balance of his term of imprisonment to a term of home confinement is now administratively proper. The Court directs that the Government respond by no later than 5 p.m. today. The parties are advised that, provided that the Court has legal authority to grant the relief requested by defense counsel, the Court intends to do so

SO ORDERED.

In other words … Tekashi 6ix9ine will most likely be released from prison after 5 p.m. on Wednesday (Apr. 1).

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Final Season of “Empire” Cut Short Due to Coronavirus Pandemic, Series Finale to be Revamped AGAIN

As if the series coming to end wasn’t bad enough, there’s even more bad news for Empire fans.

According to Deadline, the show’s final season has been cut short due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Empire was slated to have 20 episodes in its sixth and final season. However, only 18 episodes had been completed, with some footage for episode 19 logged before production was shut down due to the pandemic.

Producers have to drop the original series finale and are now scrambling with editors to create a seamless and worthy finale for long-time fans.

The series is expected to conclude with episode 18, which will now feature some of the footage shot for episode 19.

This also isn’t the first time Empire‘s finale has been in limbo. Producers, writers, and the cast wanted original cast member Jussie Smollett to be involved in the final season in some way.

However, Fox execs put an end to that hope due to the fallout over Smollett’s allegedly stage hate crime incident last year and the legal battles it has caused.

Smollett’s character was written out of the series in season 5, but has been referenced throughout the final season.

There are 3 more Empire episodes left, with the series finale to air on April 21st.

However, this may not be the end of the Empire world. It was reported in January that Fox is seriously interested in a spin-off series centered around Cookie Lyon, starring Taraji P. Henson.

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Newest “Beverly Hills” Housewife Garcelle Beauvais Hints the Other Ladies Didn’t Try to Come for Her Because She’s Black

The milestone 10th season of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere next month. Not only will it be the first season without Lisa Vanderpump, but the first black RHOBH housewife will make her debut.

Actress Garcelle Beauvais is the newest Beverly Hills housewife and stopped by The Real to promote the new season.

Beauvais revealed that the veteran ladies did not come for her during filming, but admitted she’s a little nervous to see what they said about her behind her back and in their confessional interviews.

“They didn’t say anything to my face, but I’m sure behind the scenes, someone must have said something.”

When pressed why she believes no one challenged her, Beauvais began to state that it was probably because she’s the “new girl on the block,” but host, Loni Love interjected and opined that it’s really because Beauvais is black.

“I’m not saying a word about that,” the actress said even though silence speaks volumes, sometimes. But she did elaborate on the sentiment.

“I do think that because being the new girl [and] the first black woman on the show has made people a little bit nervous. I don’t know if they were as forward as they would be. But, maybe in the confessionals, I’ll learn more.”

The RHOBH trailer was released a few weeks ago. Although it was full of drama, Beauvais didn’t seem to be in the middle of any of it.

The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills will premiere Wednesday, April 15th on Bravo.

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3LW’s Kiely Williams Doesn’t Feel She Owes Naturi Naughton an Apology for KFC Food Fight, Calls Adrienne Bailon a “Fake Friend” (VIDEO)

The 3LW feud will never end!

13 years after they broke up, Kiely Williams is still throwing showing shade at her former girl group members, Adrienne Bailon and Naturi Naughton.

While stuck in the house on Sunday (Mar. 29), Williams decided to hold her first Instagram Live session and answered questions from her fans.

As you would expect, most of the questions were about her 3LW days and the infamous KFC fight with Naturi.

Williams revealed that she has no interest in going on Bailon’s talk show The Real to make amends, primarily because she has nothing to promote and because Bailon won’t admit that she was a fake friend back in the day.

“I don’t think Adrienne wants to have live TV with me. Cause she’s gon’ have to say, ‘Yes Kiely, I did pretend to be your best friend. Now, I am not.’

“You were either lying then or you’re lying now. You either were my best friend and now you’re just not claiming me or you were pretending to be my best friend and now you’re telling the truth.

“So that’s why I don’t think that’s going to happen.”

Williams then rehashed the fight that went down between her and Naughton in which Williams allegedly threw a plate of KFC in Naughton’s face.

With a few clarifications, Williams admitted that a chicken tender may have hit her bandmate during the melee.

“If I had to choose between dropping my baby sister and a plate of food flying as I’m reaching for someone’s neck, I’m going to keep my baby sister in my arms.”

Williams also emphatically stated that she had nothing to make amends for in regards to Bailon or Naughton.

“I don’t feel like I have anything to make amends for, especially when it comes to Adrienne,” she said.

“As far as Naturi goes, if there was ever a reason to apologize, all of that has kind of been overshadowed by the literal lies and really ugly stuff that she said about my mom and my sister. So, no. Not interested in that. I’m sorry.”

While Williams continues to harbor old grudges from 20 years ago, Bailon and Naughton publicly mended fences during an episode of The Real in 2017.

“I, genuinely, from the bottom of my heart, never meant any harm towards you. I think you’re talented and beautiful,” Bailon told the Power star.

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Da Brat Says Homophobia Prevented Her From Talking About Her Sexuality: “It Wasn’t Cool Back in the Day”

Da Brat is revealing why she decided to openly discuss her sexuality after years of speculation and says that homophobia was a major reason why she kept her personal life private for most of her career.

Last week, the rapper and radio show host was brought to tears after her girlfriend, Jesseca Dupart, bought her a custom Bentley for her 46th birthday.

She shared the lavish gift and her deep appreciation on social media. It was the first time in her nearly 30-year career that she pronounced to the world that she was in a relationship with another woman.

After the post went viral, Brat shared on the Rickey Smiley Morning Show that she felt ready to come out because of how deeply in love she is with Dupart.

“[W]hen you get blessed and somebody when you weren’t even looking for nobody, and they love you like you’ve never been loved before, it’s a whole different experience.

“Like Jill Scott says, she loves me from my hair follicles down to my toenails. She inspires me, she believes in me, she motivates me, she accepts me for who I am—my past, my faults, mistakes.”

“We can talk about anything and everything. There’s nothing I can’t talk about with her and it’s just amazing,” she continued.

Brat has faced speculation and rumors about her sexuality since the 90s. However, she never addressed them because she wanted to protect the privacy of her partners and also knew that homophobia within the hip-hop community would harm her career.

“I’ve been talked about for way over 20 years or more so I’m kind of conditioned for it.

“My coat of armor is pretty thick so I learned what to say and what not to say and the battles that I decide to choose to fight. Most the time I just stay silent and let people speculate.

“I never confirmed anything because in the ’90s, it wasn’t cool back in the day.”

Even now, she’s still a little fearful to talk about her sexuality in a public forum.

“I’m a little bit nervous,” she said, “because I’m not really used to talking about this thing because I’m not a public person when it comes to my personal life.”

It’s unclear how long Brat and Dupart have been together, but both declared their love for each other on social media last week.

“I have never experienced this feeling,” Brat wrote. “It’s so overwhelming that often I find myself in a daze hoping to never get pinched to see if it’s real so I can live in this dream forever.”

Meanwhile, Dupart—CEO of Kaleidoscope Hair Products—called Brat her “better half, my forever, my twin flame.”

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60 People Attended Choir Rehearsal in Washington State, 45 Contracted Coronavirus & 2 Have Died

Officials in Washington state are saying that a choir rehearsal in Skagit County is responsible for at least 45 new cases of coronavirus and two deaths.

The Skagit Valley Chorale held their weekly rehearsal at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church earlier this month, despite reports that COVID-19 was quickly spreading across Washington state.

The highly contagious bug had already killed several people in the Seattle area, which is about an hour’s drive to the south, but Skagit County hadn’t reported any cases, schools and businesses hadn’t shut down, and large gatherings had yet to be officially prohibited, the Los Angeles Times reported.

So, on March 6th, choir director Adam Burdick informed the 121 members via e-mail that amid the “stress and strain of concerns about the virus,” practice would continue as scheduled.

“I’m planning on being there this Tuesday March 10, and hoping many of you will be, too.”

Sixty members showed up to the rehearsal, which lasted around 2-and-a-half hours. A greeter offered hand sanitizer at the door and members refrained from hugging each other and shaking hands.

“It seemed like a normal rehearsal, except that choirs are huggy places,” Burdick recalled. “We were making music and trying to keep a certain distance between each other.”

Eight singers who spoke to the L.A. Times said no one at the rehearsal appeared to be sick, however, nearly three weeks later, dozens of members started showing symptoms.

All 28 singers who were tested were found to be infected with the deadly bug, and another 17 exhibited symptoms but never got tested, either because tests were unavailable or they thought only the most severe cases were eligible.

Of the 45 infected, three were hospitalized and two died. The youngest to become ill was 31, but the average age was 67, officials said.

Some members experienced the well-known symptoms of the bug, like fever, cough and shortness of breath. Others felt fatigued and had body aches, while others had nausea and diarrhea, the Times reported.

According to the Times, the situation has stunned county health officials, with many concluding that the virus was transmitted through the air from one person to the next.

“That’s all we can think of right now,” said Polly Dubbel, a county communicable disease and environmental health manager.

Jamie Lloyd-Smith, an infectious disease researcher at UCLA told the Times it’s likely that the singers expelled viral particles into the air during the rehearsal.

“One could imagine that really trying to project your voice would also project more droplets,” Smith said.

With three-quarters of the members either testing positive for coronavirus or showing symptoms, Smith said the choir outbreak can be considered a “super-spreading event.”

“It’s just normal random people doing things that they love to do, and all of a sudden some people are dead,” said member Carolynn Comstock, who fell ill along with her husband Jim Owen and has since recovered. “It’s very sobering.”

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