Truth To Power: Unjustly Fired Orlando Jones Says He And Gabrielle Union In The Same Boat [Video]

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Orlando Jones Voices Criticism Of Same Company As Gabrielle Union

Orlando Jones was recently fired from Starz show American Gods under extremely dubious circumstances. Jones’ character, Mr. Nancy, had become a fan favorite for the way he laid down scathing monologues about Black people and the way America has viewed us since the days of slavery.

Jones says things got very awkward on the set when Jones took issue with certain things that were happening and spoke up about. Namely, the way the other characters of color were portrayed. Jones says eventually he ended up writing not only his own parts, but also parts for other minority characters.

Orlando recently appeared on TMZ Live to explain the situation and call out the American God‘s production company, Fremantle Media, the same exact company that Gabrielle Union complained about during her time on America’s Got Talent. No shock that Black folks would have serious issues with “America”.

We proudly stand with Gabrielle Union and Orlando Jones in their fight against oppressive soup cookies.

Holy Heist: Joel Osteen Talks Linking Up With Kanye & Their Yankee Stadium Show

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Joel Osteen Talks Linking Up With Kanye & Their Yankee Stadium Show

Recently two names we never thought would associate with each other were on stage praising the lord, those names would be Joel Osteen & Kanye West. The act of these two being around each other threw off everyone from fans of both to haters of both. One thing everyone saw was the potential for financial earnings and that the outcome would be more activities between the two regardless of their chemistry together. Recently Kanye brought his massive Sunday Service choir to Joel Osteen’s Houston Megachurch. Yes, the same church that was famously dragged to smithereens for rejecting hurricane victims but then invited them in and passed the collection plate around.

Ever since this holy finesse started we all wondered how in the world these two linked up and what are they really getting to. Joel Osteen was on “Good Morning America” to promote his book and broke down how the two crossed paths. It’s also worth mentioning the book is advertised as including Kanye West, so Joel is making sure to cash in on the whole experience. I

In the interview, Joel says Kanye texted him saying he was new to the “religious space” so Joel extended his hand. He also discusses their plans for 2020 and reportedly 2021, where the two will reportedly tour together and perform at massive arenas. Their first show will see the two headline Yankee Stadium and hope to fill 50k seats. We already know the shows will not be free so you can already see the jig from here.

Hopefully, both are doing it for the right reasons, because it doesn’t matter what we think they’ll have to answer one day and not to any of us.

You can watch the interview in its entirety below.

Stupid Criminals: Car Thief Flees Into House, House Catches Fire While He’s Still Inside

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Car Thief Flees Into House, House Catches Fire While He’s Still Inside

Los Angeles criminals have a history of not being the brightest when LAPD is closing in on them. LAPD has several crime units with a specific task and several departments just to assist them and yesterday a car theft suspect learned this the hard way. According to ABC 7 News, the suspect has a lot of burns to go with his lesson.

A family in San Jose is now without a home, and a suspect is badly burned.

According to the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office, around 4 p.m. on Monday, members of the Santa Clara County Regional Auto Theft Taskforce (RATTF) team spotted a stolen vehicle near Lewis Road and Senter Road in San Jose.

The RATTF team attempted to stop the suspect, identified as 29-year-old Raul Anthony Rodriguez, as he left the vehicle and took off on foot. Taskforce members quickly set a perimeter around the area. After 20 minutes, task force members learned Rodriguez broke into a nearby home on Santee River Court and refused to come out.

San Jose Police Department (SJPD) then arrived to help with the barricaded suspect. The Sheriff’s Office reported the homeowner was able to run out of the house without injury.

So this is where the story gets very interesting. After he broke into the house it caught on fire. It sounds like an easy fix since police where already on the scene, but when you think of a possible armed suspect you can’t allow the fire department to come close for their own safety. Obviously, the suspect must have had another plan or some type of escape route in place but all he was stuck with was a house on fire and nowhere else to go but to jail.

As the fire raged on LAPD determined the scene was safe for the fire department and once the fire was almost contained they removed the suspect who had substantial burns and had to be taken to the hospital. With car jacking a routine thing in L.A .the police couldn’t figure out what would make anyone stay in a burning house to avoid a few hours or days in jail. They would later find out the main reason for the suspect staying in the house was a $25,000 warrant.

This has to be a contender for dumbest criminal of 2019.

PAY UP: Adrien Broner Ordered To Pay $830K To Sexual Assault Victim

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Adrien Broner Ordered To Pay $830K To Sexual Assault Victim

Andrien Broner has been out the spotlight for the majority of 2019 after his loss to Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas. The loss happened at the very start of the year and isn’t the way he intended on starting 2019. Anyone who’s ever watched more than 15 seconds of this antics knows he’s a very high profile trash talker who is overconfident even when he is CLEARLY taking a serious loss. Five days after the loss he had an arrest warrant issued for him after missing court. You’d think he would relax and get his entire life together but no something prompted him to issue a homophobic PSA threatening to shoot gay people and we still haven’t received answers why he thought that would be a good idea at all.

After all, those losses AB kinda went radio silent during 2019 or maybe people just didn’t care, probably a mix of both. If AB wanted to head into 2020 a little differently it looks that may already be an option that isn’t on the table. TMZ reports, Broner was just hit with his biggest financial loss of the year.

Adrien Broner has been ordered to pay more than $700k to a woman who claims AB sexually assaulted her at a nightclub back in 2018, court records show.

As we previously reported … the woman using the alias Katherine Larson claimed she was sitting on a couch when Broner smothered her and shoved his tongue down her throat at a Cleveland nightclub on June 8, 2018.

The woman claims Broner continued the assault until his friend pulled him off her.

The woman went to the police and filed a report — and later filed a lawsuit against Broner. Earlier this year, Broner pled guilty to assault and unlawful restraint of Ms. Larson.

The verdict comes with an increased amount after the judge noted Broner never showed up to the court to defend himself and that the woman proved her case without a shadow of a doubt. On top of that, the judge wanted to make sure the judgment would hinder him from engaging in similar conduct in the future. Not only was she awarded damages but fees as well. With the court awarded prejudgment and post-judgment interest, Broner is on the hook for $830K with interest if he doesn’t pay.

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Impeachment Vote: Donald Trump Set To Become 3rd U.S. President Deemed Unfit For Office By Congress [Live Stream]

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House To Vote On Articles Of Impeachment Against Donald Trump

Donald Trump will be impeached today. The House is set to vote on articles of impeachment at 9am EST. It’s almost a foregone conclusion that the vote will land strictly along party lines. Early indicators are that each and every Democrat will vote FOR impeachment and each and every Republican will vote against it. Democrats being the current majority, it is likely that there will be Senate trial in January to the argue Trump’s potential removal.

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Just so we’re clear, impeachment is NOT removal. Impeachment happens when the House draws and votes successfully to send the articles to the Senate. The only Presidents to ever be impeached are Andrew Johnson and Bill Clinton. Richard Nixon was neither impeached or removed, he resigned the office to avoid the stain of being formally impeached by Congress.

Trump is so shook of impeachment that “he” wrote House Speaker Nancy Pelosi a SIX PAGE letter whining and b!tch!ng and playing victim.

It is a historic day in America and you can watch the coverage of the House vote in the live stream video below.

We’d be shocked if the Senate voted to remove their lord and savior Donald Trump, but there’s a lot of time between now and January, s#!t happens. We won’t hold our breath though.

Eat MOR Chikin?! San Diego Man Sets A Record By Eating Chick-fil-A For 114 Days Straight

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Eat MOR Chikin?! San Diego Man Sets A Record By Eating Chick-fil-A For 114 Days Straight

Mark Mendenhall, a native of San Diego, just reached an interesting milestone in life when he set a new record for eating Chick-fil-A for 114 straight days.

According to a report from The New York Post, Mendenhall has become known as “Mayor of Chick-fil-A” by several employees at his local restaurant because of his frequent visits. He set out to accomplish this feat after hearing about a man in Georgia who ate Chick-fil-A for 100 consecutive days, which is when he thought about pushing it further. He originally only planned on reaching 105 days in a row “just to be different,” but actually ended up pushing himself and going a whole 114 days.

Unsurprisingly, Mark was already a fan of Chick-fil-A before he decided to take on this task. He spoke on his love for the restaurant chain, saying, “this habit started about five to six years ago. I loved the atmosphere, I loved how polite the team members were.”

The streak– which, if you’re wondering, obviously excludes Sundays, since the fast-food chain is closed on that day–came along with some interesting challenges, especially when he and his family took a trip to Disneyland. Because he was so dedicated to his craft, Mendenhall made a quick getaway to Chick-fil-A at one point during the day to order and eat his food, later returning to the park when he was finished.

Mark’s wife wasn’t happy with his interruption to the family vacation, which made Mendenhall promise that his streak would come to an end before their next family trip.

“So, my wife promptly planned a vacation to Palm Springs,” he explained. “Far enough away that I wouldn’t drive back but close enough so we didn’t have to fly anywhere.”

During his impressive run of back-to-back Chick-fil-A meals, Mendenhall made sure to include some charitable efforts, like raising $1,000 for the Poway Unified School District Adopt-a-Family program.

As for Mark’s favorite meal? He prefers the original chicken sandwich, fries, and a large Diet Coke.

Wait…What?! 16-Year-Old Karol Sanchez Reportedly Confesses To Staging Her Own Kidnapping

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Wait…What?! 16-Year-Old Karol Sanchez Reportedly Confesses To Staging Her Own Kidnapping

16-year-old Karol Sanchez, who was thought to be kidnapped right in front of her mother in The Bronx, reportedly staged the whole thing herself.

According to reports from CBS2, sources close to the situation have admitted that the apparent kidnapping was staged by Karol Sanchez, who allegedly confessed to it after being reunited with her family on Tuesday.

Sanchez was allegedly upset about an upcoming move to South America and wanted to get away from her “overprotective” mother.

New York residents and a people nationwide rallied behind Sanchez and her family, expressing how concerned they were for Karol and her mother, who witnesses say was distraught on Monday night after her daughter was driven away. Sanchez and her family live in upstate New York but were visiting relatives in the Bronx when the whole thing went down.

As we previously reported, surveillance video showed four men snatching the 16-year-old out of her mother’s grasp. Blurry footage of the incident showed the scene in the Melrose section of the Bronx at 11:30 p.m. on Monday, as the group of men pulled up to Sanchez and her mother, grabbed the girl, and pushed the mom to the ground.

Once they became aware of the surveillance video the NYPD put out an Amber Alert and flooded the neighborhood with missing posters.

That is, until 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday, when people everywhere who had been following the story rejoiced to hear that Karol was brought back to safety. But when Sanchez suddenly showed back up at the scene and turned herself into police in The Bronx, stunned people on the street watched in disbelief.

“We was at the pole over there, looking at her picture, and we walked up the block, she was crossing the street to the cop car, and I was like ‘Yo, that’s her right there,’” said witness Tommy Feliciano, according to CBS2. “She was shaken up,” added another witness, Zani Koxha. “She was bending over, grabbing her knees, and discussing with the police. And that’s when they took her into the parking garage for questioning.”

Sanchez ended up being brought to the 40th Precinct stationhouse, which is where she reportedly admitted to staging the whole thing with four accomplices in an attempt to run away from her family.

Now, the NYPD wants to talk to all of the parties involved before deciding who to charge, if anyone.

So Sad: Los Angeles Wedding Crashers Beat Groom To Death During His Own Reception

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Groom Gets Murdered At His Own Wedding By Two Uninvited Men

This story is absolutely heartbreaking.

Two brothers are now behind bars on suspicion of murder after they crashed a wedding and beat the groom to death, according to police. The horrific event went down during the reception this past weekend in Chino, California.

According to reports from the LA Times, police responded to reports of a fight at a resident’s home at about 2:30 a.m. on Sunday. When cops arrived, they found two victims with minor injuries, but witnesses told police that there was possibly another victim involved in the fight who was missing.

After searching the neighborhood, officers found Joe Melgoza in a backyard suffering from blunt force trauma to his head. The 30-year-old, who had just gotten married hours earlier, was taken to Chino Valley Medical Center, where he ended up dying.

28-year-old Rony Castaneda Ramirez and 19-year-old Josue Castaneda Ramirez were identified as suspects in the fight and served a search warrant at their home in about 12 hours later, though it’s not clear how authorities linked the two men to the incident.

According to police, the brothers were not invited to the wedding and had no known relationship with the groom whatsoever, but authorities are continuing to investigate what prompted them to show up at the party.

As of now, the Castaneda Ramirez brothers are both being held without bail at the West Valley Detention Center in Rancho Cucamonga. They are expected to appear in court Tuesday.

The Late Late Show: Lil Nas X Talks To Chance The Rapper About His Breakthrough Year [Video]

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Lil Nas X Reflects On His Success In 2019

It’s hard to think of anyone who had a better year than Lil Nas X.

At the top of the year, his song “Old Town Road” began its journey of becoming the biggest song of 2019, and now, the star is still doing big things with his newfound fame. This week, the rapper stopped by The Late Late Show with James Corden–but that night, it was being guest-hosted by Chance The Rapper.

On the couch, Lil Nas X gets into how huge of a year he’s had, what’s coming up next for him in 2020, and more. Check out the interview down below to see what the young star has to say:

 

Ya Hate To See It: Boosie Badazz Gets $70,000 Worth Of Jewelry Stolen From His Bentley

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Boosie Badazz’s Car Gets Burglarized In Atlanta

Boosie Badazz’s week did not get off to a good start.

According to reports from TMZ, the rappers car got broken into while he was eating at a Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen right outside of Atlanta, Georgia. The read passenger side window of Boosie’s Bentley SUV was smashed to oblivion, which is where the perp is assumed to have taken $70K worth of jewelry from the vehicle.

As of now, no arrests have been made.

Congrats! Chanel Iman & Sterling Shepard Welcome Their Second Child, Cassie Snow Shepard

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Chanel Iman & Sterling Shepard Welcome Another Baby Girl!

Chanel Iman and Sterling Shepard just welcomed their second child together.

The 29-year-old model posted a photo looking absolutely flawless, even shortly after giving birth! She’s posing on the bed with her husband, 26-year-old Sterling Shepard, their first daughter, Cali, and their brand new bundle of joy, Cassie Snow Shepard.

Not only that, before being even a day old, Cassie already has her own Instagram page–gotta get in there early!

“Our Christmas gift came early. Cassie Snow Shepard 12•17•19,” the Victoria’s Secret angel wrote in her caption, adding a snowflake emoji to go along with her second daughter’s middle name.

Iman also shared another photo on the ‘Gram, which shows big sister Cali flashing a huge smile while sitting in bed with Cassie and her mama. Absolutely precious.

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Congrats to the happy family on their newest addition.

These Earbuds Let You Experience Seamless Wireless Listening Without Breaking The Bank

You’ve got to hand it to Apple for popularizing the wireless earbuds trend. Without their initiative, we would probably still put up with the hassle of tangled cords on the daily. Now, everyone and their mamas seem to have a pair sticking out of their ears. But make no mistake — the AirPods aren’t the only high-quality earphones on the market, no matter how strongly the Apple cult argues that they are.

The HYPHEN Wireless Earbuds definitely compare, and they don’t even cost an arm and a leg like the AirPods. Designed with real functionality in mind, these babies exhibit everything you need in wireless earphones: advanced Bluetooth 5.0, integrated wireless charging, touch controls, and IPX5 water resistance. You can pair them seamlessly with your phone, and they work even if you’re 15 meters away from your device. The built-in touch controls let you take calls and pause, play, and change the tracks, while the wireless charging lets you do away with annoying cords. Really, what more can you ask for?

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