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For Discussion: Pro-Choice Counselor Posts Her Own Abortion On YouTube To Show How Quick, Easy And Guilt-Free It Can Be

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Do you think this is educational or attention-seeking?

Pro-Choice Advocate Films Her Abortion For YouTube

Emily Letts, a former actress and current abortion counselor from New Jersey, recently posted a video diary of her very own abortion procedure on YouTube, she claims in hopes of further educating female patients. In the video, uploaded on March 14, you can only see Letts from the waist up while she receives a surgical abortion with a local anesthetic.

Check out the clip here:

As Letts wrote in an article for Cosmopolitan.com, despite working daily as a sex-educator who counsels women on contraception, she hadn’t been bothering to use any birth control herself. She goes on to say:

I knew immediately I was going to have an abortion. I knew I wasn’t ready to take care of a child. The guy wasn’t involved in my decision. I called my supervisor and said, “Excuse me, I am going to need to schedule one abortion, please.” It was very early in the pregnancy, only two to three weeks.

Patients at the clinic always ask me if I can relate to them — have I had an abortion? Do I have kids? I was so used to saying, “I’ve never had an abortion but..” While I was pregnant and waiting for my procedure, I thought, “Wait a minute, I have to use this.”

Even though Letts was early-on in her pregnancy and could have terminated with the less invasive “abortion pill,” she decided to use the experience to show other women that surgical abortion isn’t scary and you won’t necessarily feel bad after it’s completed.

Our society breeds this guilt. We inhale it from all directions. Even women who come to the clinic completely solid in their decision to have an abortion say they feel guilty for not feeling guilty. Even though they know 110 percent that this is the best decision for them, they pressure themselves to feel bad about it.

This issue is definitely a tough one.

On one hand, her video could be helpful to de-stigmatize such a difficult choice for the hundreds of thousands of women and girls who feel they have to make it. However…her seemingly lighthearted attitude toward the whole situation could fuel even more hatred/stigma toward those who make the choice from those who oppose it.

The pro-choice argument seems to be one of keeping decisions such as this one private, and between a woman and her clinician…does publicizing it truly further that cause? And, since we know she’ll be all over the internet and the talk shows after this, could it possibly have been a ploy to draw more attention to herself rather than the issue at hand?

What do you think, Bossip fam?

Photo: YouTube/Emily Letts

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Race Matters: V. Stiviano Adopts Two Black Boys In The Middle Of Donald Sterling’s Racist Drama

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Didn’t he say he doesn’t like her hanging around Black men? Now she’s raising some!

V. Stiviano Adopts Two African American Boys

Somehow in the midst of chasing media attention interviewing with 20/20 and dodging paprazzi in colorful face masks…and despite having no defined job that we know of, Donald Sterling’s alleged mistress V. Stiviano was able to formally adopt two Black children.

Interestingly, Donald Sterling has spent time with the boys (privately, of course). Hmm… we wonder if she is allowed to take Instagram pics with her own kids?

via RadarOnline reports:

Donald Sterling‘s alleged mistress, V. Stiviano, adopted two African American boys and it was finalized last Friday, RadarOnline.com is exclusively reporting.

What’s more, the disgraced Los Angeles Clippers owner has spent time with the children.

“V fostered two young African American boys for several years. She had met the boys during her work in the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The adoption was finalized on Friday amidst all of the chaos. In fact, the social worker came by V’s house for a final inspection before she left to do the interview with Barbra Walters,” a source close to the situation told Radar.

“V is over the moon that the adoption is final and legal. It was a long and arduous process, but it was worth it. Donald has spent a lot of time with V and the boys in the past. He got along with the boys, and was very sweet to them.”

The insider tells Radar both of the boys are under the age of 12-years-old…

As for when the boys will formally move in with V, it’s up in the air because of the hordes of media camped out in front of her house.

“V has been spending time with the boys away from the house. It’s just to chaotic right now for her to bring them into the house,” the source added.

Sure, he’s sweet to them in private, but we seriously doubt Sterling wanted any of his colleagues to know he plays Daddy Day Care to two little Black boys on the weekends. But the timing of this adoption seems extremely sketchy to us — RIGHT BEFORE the Barbara Walters interview??

What do you think, Bossip fam? Is V. Stiviano just trying to fix her old rich racist boo’s image to keep those checks coming in?

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Black Teacher Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit After Students Harass Her With Blackface Photos & Black Dating Site Suggestions

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Black Teacher Files Racial Discrimination Lawsuit Against School

An Arizona high school teacher is headed to battle it out in court after she recently filed a racial discrimination lawsuit against the school. The teacher claims she’s been constantly harassed by students who have been taunting her with racist foolery.

via Breaking Brown

A black teacher in Arizona is suing her school claiming that students harassed her and turned her job into a “nightmare.”

Students at Ahwatukee’s Desert Vista High School allegedly posted videos online of themselves tapping Dr. Cicely Cobb on the head with laminated bathroom passes. On Twitter, the students allegedly suggested that she join an all black dating site.

“I think I accidentally took Dr. Cobb’s class on black history, instead of junior English,” read another post by a student.

Even worse is a picture of Cobb which seems to depict her wearing blackface.

“The minstrel photo was absolutely sick,” she said. “Minstrel jokes were associated with my grandfather who was born in 1912 – that generation.”

One student even posted a picture of Cobb with the caption, “Dr. Cobb sighted working the corner,” implying that the teacher is a prostitute.

“That comment to me, from my perception, was extraordinarily sexist; extraordinarily racist,” Cobb said. “And, it hurt my heart.”

This culminated with Cobb filing a lawsuit in February claiming that she was “the victim of racial discrimination.”

Some may argue that high school teachers getting harassed by their students is common, but did these students go too far? Do you think the teacher should have sued?

Let’s discuss.

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Question Of The Day: Is Rihanna Suffering From “Lonely Girl Syndrome”?

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She loves going without clothes, never shies away from conflict and for someone so busy, spends an awful lot of time of social media. Do you think RihRih is just pitifully lonely??? Her instagram account recently got shut down but that’s the least of her problems. Our friends over at WatchLoud put together a list of RihRih’s symptoms.

Do you think they’re onto something? Make sure to weigh in with your opinion in the comments!

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#BringBackOurGirls: Nigeria’s Islamic Terrorist Leader Threatens To Sell Hundreds Of Kidnapped Girls

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This is just sad

Nigeria Islamic Terrorist Threatens To Sell Kidnapped Girls

Nigeria’s Islamic extremist leader is threatening to sell the more than 300 teenage schoolgirls abducted from a school in the remote northeast three weeks ago, in a new videotape received Monday.

Via AP reports:

Abubakar Shekau for the first time also claimed responsibility for the April 15 mass abduction, in a video reviewed by The Associated Press.

He threatens to attack more schools and abduct more girls

“I abducted your girls,” said the leader of Boko Haram, which means “Western education is sinful.

He described the girls as “slaves” and said “By Allah, I will sell them in the marketplace.” The hour-long video starts with fighters lofting automatic rifles and shooting in the air as they chant “Allahu akbar!” or “God is great.”

It was unclear if the video was made before or after reports emerged last week that some of the girls have been forced to marry their abductors – who paid a nominal bride price of $12 – and that others have been carried into neighboring Cameroon and Chad. Those reports could not be verified.

In the video, Shekau also says the students “will remain slaves with us.” That appears a reference to the ancient jihadi custom of enslaving women captured in a holy war, who then can be used as sex slaves.

“They are slaves and I will sell them because I have the market to sell them,” he said, speaking in the Hausa language of northern Nigeria.

An intermediary who has said Boko Haram is ready to negotiate ransoms for the girls also said two of the girls have died of snakebite and about 20 are ill. He said Christians among the girls have been forced to convert to Islam. The man, an Islamic scholar, spoke on condition of anonymity because his position is sensitive.

Nigeria’s police have said more than 300 girls were abducted. Of that number, 276 remain in captivity and 53 escaped.

The mass abduction and the military’s failure to rescue the girls and young women has roused national outrage with protests in major cities. Protesters accused President Goodluck Jonathan of being insensitive to the girl’s plight. What the hell is going on in Nigeria? Is the government that inept and struggley that they can’t figure out the seriousness of this situation??

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The Jizz Is Up: California High School Girl Fed “Skeet-Filled” Cupcakes To Kids Who Bullied Her

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YUCK!

High School Teen Feeds Jizz Filled Cupcakes To Kids Who Bullied Her

Living well is the best revenge, but feeding your enemies jizz-filled cupcakes is a close second.

Via Gawker reports:

A bullied high school girl in Bakersfield, Calif., reportedly put pubic hair, semen, expired food, and pills into the cupcakes she handed out last Thursday to kids who picked on her. Another student asked the girl why her cupcakes tasted so bad, and she said it was because she’d filled them with bodily fluids.

Police were able to confirm that the cupcakes were made with a gross combination of condiments including mayonnaise, barbecue sauce, and soy sauce, but the food was destroyed before it could actually be tested for semen. The health department has been called off of the investigation.

One student is the source of the report that the cupcakes contained semen and that they were passed out to kids who bullied the cupcake-baking girl, according to ABC 10, so take the whole story with a grain of salt.

Centennial High School has now implemented a “no outside food” policy, forcing the cancellation of a French class food day this week. Sorry, students, no pain au sperme for you.

Where did she get all that jizz-juice from?

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Miley Taught Me: Twitter TRASHES Draya’s Struggly Twerk Video

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You would think an ex-skripper like Draya would have basic twerk abilities but NOPE, she doesn’t, and set herself up YET AGAIN with a hilarious display of white girl wasted struggle twerks on Instagram.

Hit the jump for the funniest reactions to Draya’s struggly twerk video.

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What Is Wrong With This Picture?!?!?!?!?!?

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What the hell is that?!

Goblin Shark Found In Florida

It was the rarest — and “ugliest” — catch a Georgia shrimp captain said he’s ever made.

Via NBC News:

Captain Carl Moore was working about 10 miles off the coast of Key West, Fla., last month when he cast his net into gulf waters — and discovered a fearsome finned creature known as the goblin shark.

The species of deep-sea shark was last recorded by ocean researchers in 2000. Goblins are identified by their flat, elongated snouts that point off from the tops of their heads.

Their mouths open up to reveal razor-sharp teeth resembling the creatures in the sci-fi film, “Alien.”

“Man that thing looks prehistoric,” Moore, 63, said after pulling up the creature on his April 19 shrimping expedition.

After returning to shore Wednesday, Moore reported his finding to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Goblin sharks have been found in the Pacific, off the coasts of Japan and California, and in ocean depths of up to 5,000 feet. The latest sighting has surprised researchers.

“This is a very rare finding,” John Karlson, a research biologist at NOAA, told NBC News on Saturday. “We don’t know very much about these animals.”

Karlson said they can range up to 10 to 13 feet, although Moore’s goblin shark was around 18 feet.

“From the photographs, we are assuming this is a female shark,” he added.

Moore said he was flabbergasted by his find.

“When it came up, I didn’t know what it was,” Moore told NBC News. “I didn’t measure him because his head was slashing around, and he had some mean-looking teeth and I didn’t want to get caught up in those.”

After snapping pictures of the shark, he quickly released it back into the water, he said.

You can’t help but to wonder what it tastes like with some hot sauce and garlic….

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Shots Fired: Tyrese Slams RHOA And Says The Angry Housewives Negatively Influence Black Women

Is he right?

Tyrese Says RHOA Negatively Influence Black Marriages

Someone tell Kanye that Tyrese has ALL the answers. In a new YouTube video, the actor says that shows like RHOA negatively impact women and their relationships.

“You’re at home and you’re looking at shows like The Housewives and all of these different reality TV shows and in your mind, this reality becomes reality. You find yourself arguing and having issues at your house and in your marriage and in your family that are directly influenced by the sh*t that you’re seeing on TV. You don’t even know it.

“You as a woman you’re sitting there watching TV in which women complain and have issues and conflicts in their marriages that are filmed on a reality show. And they’re directly influencing issues and conflicts that are being created in your house. It’s not your f*cking marriage. Those are not your issues.”

Do you think Tyrese is right? Do reality shows negatively influence marriages and relationships??

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People Ain’t Isht: 18-Year-Old Ohio Teen Charged With Stabbing His Grandmother To Death For Her Welfare Checks

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Lock his azz up!

Via 19 Action News reports:

Geauga County Prosecutor Jim Flaiz announced Thursday that Clayton C. Phillips, 18, of Russell Township, was indicted by the Geauga County Grand Jury in a nine-count indictment relating to the homicide of his grandmother, Ruth Phillips, 81.

The murder occurred on January 21, 2014.

Phillips was charged with aggravated murder, murder, felonious assault, tampering with evidence, possessing criminal tools, misuse of credit cards, and gross abuse of a corpse. The aggravated murder count carries a maximum sentence of life without the possibility of parole.

On January 21, 2014, Ruth Phillips was found stabbed to death in the basement of her Russell Township residence.

Her body was discovered by officers after they received a request for a welfare check.

Clayton Phillips was apprehended by the Northern Ohio Violent Fugitive Task Force in the early morning hours of January 22, 2014.

He is currently incarcerated in the Geauga County Jail for violating probation from a previous case in the Chardon Municipal Court.

SMH!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Toxic Race Matters: Study Shows Blacks, Latinos & Poor Americans Live Closest To Dangerous Chemical Plants

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Do you live near a toxic chemical plant?

Study Shows Blacks Live Closest To Dangerous Chemical Plants

A new study finds that the Americans who live near hazardous chemical industrial facilities are disproportionately African American or Latino, are more likely to live in poverty, and have lower incomes and education levels than the national average.

Via HuffPo reports:

These trends accelerate rapidly as one gets closer to the “fenceline” areas nearest dangerous chemical plants.

More than 134 million people live in danger zones created by about 3,400 U.S. facilities that manufacture chemicals, produce paper, treat water, generate electric power, refine petroleum, or otherwise use or store hazardous materials. Millions more people work in or visit these areas.

The study examined the people living close to chemical plants and found:
The poverty rate for the fenceline zones is 50 percent higher than for the U.S. as a whole.
Average household incomes in the fenceline zones are 22 percent below the national average.
The percentage of adults in the fenceline zones with less than a high school degree is 46 percent greater than for the U.S. as a whole.
The percentage of blacks in the fenceline zones is 75 percent greater than for the U.S. as a whole.
The percentage of Latinos in the fenceline zones is 60 percent greater than for the U.S. as a whole.
The study was produced by The Environmental Justice and Health Alliance for Chemical Policy Reform, a group of organization connected to the Coalition for Chemical Safety (in which I participant as an adviser to Greenpeace).

In the wake of the April 2103 West, Texas, chemical plant explosion, which killed 15 people and injured 160 more, President Obama issued an executive order directing federal agencies to improve the safety of our industrial chemical plants. The Obama administration is now conducting a review of these issues.

Today’s study defines this struggle: on the one hand, some of the wealthiest Americans, like the Koch brothers, pressing Washington to stop reforms to make chemical plants safer; and on the other, the poorest, least powerful people in society at greatest risk of harm or death from these facilities.

Discuss…

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So Sad: 5-Year-Old Boy Jumps From 19th Floor Window After His Mom Wouldn’t Let Him Watch ‘Spider Man’

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Was he pretending to be like Spider Man?

Boy Jumps From Window After Mom Refuses To Let Him Watch Spider Man

Via Daily Mail reports:

A five-year-old boy fell to his death from his 19th-floor bedroom window after he was refused permission to watch the latest Spider-Man movie, according to reports.

Naming him only as Valentino, police in Indonesia said the boy locked himself in his room at an apartment complex in the capital Jakarta after an argument with his mother.

Officers said they were investigating the possibility the tragic youngster may have mimicked his screen hero or, despite his tender age, taken his own life.

However, the fall could also have been no more than a tragic accident.

According to Indonesian media the boy was in the bath on Thursday when he asked his mother, a 23-year-old woman named as Eva, if he could see the latest superhero film.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 was released in Indonesia on Wednesday and has been a smash hit, scoring the country’s highest opening day box office figures of all time.

But the boy’s mother said he could not go because his one-year-old brother Vincencius was ill and she wanted to visit the toddler at her mother’s house, kompas.com reported.

‘This made Valentino very upset,’ senior police commander Suyudi told the website. ‘He wanted to see the movie.

‘After his request was declined, Valentino then rushed to his room and locked it from the inside.’

The police chief continued: ‘She went down to the second floor to ask for help from a caretaker, but while talking to him she heard a commotion outside.’

The child’s body was found on the fibreglass roof of the food court in the apartment complex, according to reports. The noise heard by his mother was people rushing to try and help him after he fell.

He was taken to the nearby Pluit Hospital in north Jakarta, but was pronounced dead on arrival.

Children of simply do not commit suicide. It is more likely he was trying to get out to go see the film. Five year olds believe they can do whatever their heroes can. SMH!!!

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Congratulations? NBA Baller Paul George’s Skripper Baby Mama Gives Birth To Baby Girl On His Birthday

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Thank God she didn’t get an abortion for that $1 million he offered

Paul George’s Adult Dancer Baby Mama Gives Birth To Baby Girl

Happy Birthday Paul George! The NBA baller recently celebrated his 24th birthday the same day his is estranged pole-poppin’ baby mama, Daniela gave birth to their baby girl.

Daniela posted photos from inside the delivery room and informed the world that their out of wedlock little bundle of joy was here! Although Paul denied up and down he was the father, he later admitted that he had indeed knocked up the Miami skripper.

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We hope Paul steps up to the plate and takes care of his new responsibly on and off the court.

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Power Ranger Couture: A Gallery Of Women Dressed Like Superheroes

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We’re not sure when dressing like crime-fighting superheroes/Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers became the fashion wave but it’s a very popular fad among attention-thirsty “fashionistas,” flashy hoodrats and celebs that’s only getting strugglier stronger.

Hit the jump for a mind-blowing gallery of women dressed like superheroes.

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Less Is More: Nicki Minaj’s Stunning Transformation Back Into A Black Woman [Photos]

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There’s no doubting Nicki Minaj’s beauty which was often hidden under layers of ashy clown makeup and hideous circus costumes during her now infamous white woman phase. Why she refused to ditch her Bozo the Clownette look, only she (or her label) knows, but her new natural look has the industry on fire.

Hit the jump for Nicki Minaj’s stunning transformation back into a Black woman.

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Gay: ‘R&B Divas’ Star Monifah Says Her Religious Daughter Will Never Approve Of Her Lesbian Relationship

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Should Monifah’s daughter just accept her mom?

Monifah Says Her Religious Daughter Doesn’t Agree With Her Lesbian Relationship

Monifah Carter’s sexual orientation is something with which the singer’s daughter struggles, but the “R&B Divas: Atlanta” star said they’ll just have to agree to disagree for now.

Via S2S Magazine reports:

“My daughter is in her religion, into her Christianity and she is a 22-year-old who hasn’t experienced life yet fully. I had to just be a parent and be an example of the human being that I’d like her to be,” Monifah recently told Wendy Williams.

As “R&B Divas: ATL” viewers know, Monifah is planning to marry her longtime girlfriend soon. Though her daughter may not approve, Monifah said she’s not waiting around for that.

“It’s her personal stuff,” said Monifah. “We respect one another and we love each other through. I respect her, but she’s not the ruler.”

While some Monifah fans may have been shocked to learn that she’s a lesbian, she said she never really tried to hide it. She just wasn’t as open with it then as she is now.

“It was a different time,” Monifah explained. “The ‘90s weren’t ready.”

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Friends & Lovers: Miss Jackson Shows Her Love For Nelly… And Ashanti?

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These celebs are just run amok with love triangle situations aren’t they?

Miss Jackson Was Friendly With Ashanti Before Dating Nelly

While Pretty Boy Floyd has been busy running his ex-boo’s name through the mud as he prepares to fight Maidana this weekend — Miss Jackson has been joyfully instagramming photos portraying her happy new life with boo thang Nelly.

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But interestingly enough, Miss Jackson has also shown some love to Nelly’s ex-boo Ashanti.

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Say word???

Hit the flip for details on that!

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You Can’t Be Serious: Dallas Judge Orders Convicted Rapist To Volunteer 250 Hours At Rape Crisis Center

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WTF?!?!

Judge Orders Rapist To Volunteer At Rape Crisis Center

It was an unheard of probation condition — ordering an admitted rapist to do volunteer work at a rape crisis center. Now the Dallas County district judge who ordered it is rapidly backpedaling.

Via WFAA News reports:

“I’m sure she probably thought that it was his way of giving back perhaps. But it’s just not an appropriate place for him to do his community supervision,” said Bobbie Villareal, executive director of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center.

State District Judge Jeanine Howard, known in courthouse circles for her creative sentencing approaches, shocked and disturbed victim advocates when she imposed the condition that the defendant serve “250 hours of community service at a rape crisis center” last week.

The defendant, Sir Young, had pleaded guilty to the October 2011 rape of a 14-year-old girl in a practice room at Booker T. Washington High School, where they were both students.

“There’s just so many problems with that,” Villareal said. “First of all, we would worry about our client safety and well-being, the appropriateness of them having any kind of contact with survivors — even if it was a past victimization. Just having a criminal defendant in the office could be a triggering effect for many of our clients.”

Villareal said she received a call from the probation department on Tuesday asking if Young could serve do his volunteer work there. She politely told the probation officer “no.”

“[We] had a really nice conversation with them, but told them — first of all — that we have a strict policy on our volunteers,” Villareal said. “They can have no criminal backgrounds whatsoever.”

“The judge and the probation department are modifying his conditions,” Barker said. “They’re working on it right now. They’re going to come up with a different order for him to do his community service somewhere else.”

Villareal said she also wasn’t pleased with the rest of the sentence Howard handed down. Howard sentenced Young, 20, to serve five years’ deferred adjudication probation, meaning he won’t have a conviction if he successfully meets the requirements. Young had faced up to two decades in prison.

“It is a deterrent to all survivors when you see a very lenient sentence like this passed down,” Villareal said. “It sends a devastating message to survivors of sexual assault. That victim’s family definitely didn’t feel like there was justice for her and for other survivors of sexual assault.”

No worries about the women who have experienced sexual assault being exposed to him, of course, we’re sure they’ll be pleased to help him better himself. GTFOH!!

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All Blacks Look Alike? A Gallery Of Black Celebrity Mix-Ups

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It’s always awkward when mainstream media outlets (and regular everyday people) mix-up well-known Black celebs in this digital age of free information. Last we checked, Google images is 100% free for everyone, especially those in our very white media who suffer from “All Blacks look alike” syndrome.

Hit the jump for a so-sad-it’s-hilarious gallery of Black celebrity mix-ups.

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Parents Speak Out After Teacher Makes Black Student Show How To Pick Cotton In Front Of class “What’s Next… Slave Beatings?” [Video]

Isn’t this about a…

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Times Are Hard: Rent-A-Gent Service Provides Women With Single Men They Can Hire For ANY Purpose — Except Chop Downs!

Looking for a “Yes” Man? Ladies you’re in luck.

Rent-A-Gent Service Allows Women To Hire Men To Act As Dates Or Domestic Servants

NY Daily News did a profile on a new service, which they describe as a new escort service that offers up hireable hunks to serve as handymen, arm candy and sexy task rabbits, or even just to make your ex jealous:

Rent a Gent founder Sara Shikhman came up with the idea because she needed a hottie on her arm at an event her ex-boyfriend would be attending.

Shikhman expanded the idea to include men available for every purpose (except sex; these are escorts, not prostitutes!).

The gents must sign a contract that forbids sex, and customers are well informed before the transaction.

Since she launched the site last winter, she has sent “gents” to 200 women in the New York area. Shikhman has since added Las Vegas, Chicago and Texas to the service.

Sure, you could hire one of Shikhman’s handy men to be a handyman, but the gimmick is clear: This is more about provocation than plumbing.

“We have two big markets: the bachelorette market and the dates and events market,” says Shikhman.

Ladies can shop for men like they would peruse a Seamless menu. There’s a selection of 40 men, such as “Eric” the actor, who moonlights as the perfect wedding date, or “Jude” the sommelier, who’s modeled for Valentino and has a degree in international studies.

The cost is about $200 an hour.

Damn, what about the broads on a budget though? Would you ever come out your pocket $200 an hour just so you wouldn’t have to show up somewhere solo???

Photo Credit: Greg Buyalos

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Breaking News: NBA Commissioner Bans Racist Clippers Owner Donald Sterling From The NBA “For Life” & Fines Him $2.5 Million

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NBA Commissioner Bans Donald Sterling From The NBA For Life

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver just held a press conference to announce how the NBA will handle racist L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling and it looks like they’ve done the right thing.

Check out a few excerpts from what the commissioner had to say during the press conference below:

“The views expressed by Mr. Sterling are deeply offensive and harmful. I am personally distraught that the views expressed by Mr. Sterling came from within an institution that has historically taken such a leadership role in matters of race relations.

To [the players] and pioneers of the game, in particular Magic Johnson, I apologize.

Effective immediately, I am banning Mr. Sterling from the NBA for life.

Mr. Sterling may not attend any NBA games or practices. He may not be present at any Clippers facilities and he will also be barred from attending NBA board meetings.

I am also fining Mr. Sterling 2.5 million, the maximum amount allowed under the NBA Constitution.”

This story is still developing, with the NBA Commissioner currently taking questions from the press, so we will bring you additional details on the NBA deciding to ban Donald Sterling as the become available.

What do you think of their decision thus far, Bossip fam?

Let’s discuss.

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Baller Burglaries: Indiana Pacers Paul George’s Home Robbed Of $15,000 Worth Of Shoes And Jewelry

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First his team lost to the Hawks, then he knocked up a stripper and now this!

Paul George’s Home Robbed Of $15K Worth Of Shoes And Jewelry

Via ESPN reports:

Paul George‘s home was reportedly burglarized Monday night during the Indiana Pacers’ Game 5 loss to the Atlanta Hawks in Indianapolis.

WRTV reported $15,000 worth of jewelry — including a platinum NBA All-Star ring — and shoes were stolen from the home. George’s parents discovered the theft and alerted authorities at midnight, according to a police report cited by the station.

The ring stolen was a 2014 platinum All-Star piece with diamonds, WRTV reported.

The theft occurred between 7:15 p.m. and 11:45 p.m. ET, WRTV reported, citing the police report.

There were no signs of forced entry and the home alarm system was not set, WRTV reported. The All-Star small forward’s parents reportedly told police that they did not lock the home when they left as they didn’t have a key to get back inside.

The Pacers lost 107-97 to the Hawks at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Game 5, putting the East top seed’s season on the brink. George led the Pacers with 26 points and 12 rebounds.

This recent robbery might explain why Roy Hibbert disappeared from the floor during the game. Hibbert is robbing the Pacers for millions now he’s robbing his own teammates!

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Pedo Files: Brazilian Man Who Sexually Abused And Killed 1-Year-Old Son Gets Raped By 20 Thugs In Prison!

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He got that azz tore up… literally!!!

Brazilian Pedo Who Killed Son Gets Raped In Prison

A Brazilian jiu jitsu teacher turned himself into authorities after admitting to beating, raping, and killing his baby stepson, and once he entered jail, he himself was brutally raped by a mob of angry prisoners.

Via Opposing Views reports:

According to reports, Daryell Dickson Meneses Xavier admitted to raping and murdering his stepson, who was one-year, eight-months old. When he arrived in prison, the other inmates decided to do to him what he did to the innocent boy.

“Daryell was raped by about 20 prisoners,” said a report from O Presente, translated by The Inquisitr. “He had injuries all over the body, the most serious ones in the anal region. Dissatisfied, and still furious about the crime committed by the teacher, the prisoners tore apart the stitches that he received and raped him again. The blood stains on the rear of the short of the young man are proof of how much he suffered.”

The viral story has now sparked a debate as to whether or not the other prisoners’ actions were justified. Some believe that the brutal rape wasn’t okay, regardless of the crime committed, but others say that the child killer got what was coming to him.

“They should put all child molestors, killers, rapists whatever in general population here in the states as well so they can have a dose of their own medicine,” wrote one commenter.

The shocking photo of the man’s scarred and bloodied backside is proof that the attack was extremely gruesome. The picture, found here, may not sit well with some, as it is very graphic.

DAYUUUUUUUM! This is exactly what happens to pedo savages who go to prison and get a taste of their own medicine. We hope his booty hole is flapping in the winds like a durag cape! Fawk this creep!!!

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Donald Sterling’s Wife Does NOT Plan To File For Divorce Despite His Racist Comments And Black Mistress!

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Donald Sterling’s Wife Rochelle Stein Does Not Plan To Divorce Him

Via RadarOnline reports: Racist L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling‘s estranged wife, Shelly, could be taking “stand by your man” to a whole new level. Even after her spouse was exposed for making racial slurs on audiotape, and having a four-year affair with a much younger woman, a source close to the situation claims she has no immediate plans to file for divorce!
“Shelly has no immediate plans to divorce Donald,” an insider tells Radar exclusively. “They remain the best of friends, and have been separated for years.” In fact, she was spotted out with him last night in Los Angeles. “One of the reasons Shelly has no plans to file is purely financial,” the source explains. “It would just cost them too much money — both are extremely cheap. Shelly is actively involved in the family real estate business and is a co-owner of almost all of the apartment buildings Donald owns in Southern California. They are the single largest owner of apartment building in Los Angeles County. For them to divorce, it would entail having all of those properties appraised, calculate rental income for each unit. It would be extremely costly and time consuming.”
In addition, the source adds, “The taxes they would have to pay as single individuals rather than as a married couple would be significant. It really all comes down to the money.” “Secondly, Shelly is suing Donald’s former mistress, Vanessa Stiviano for gifts, cars and real estate he gifted to her,” the source reveals. “In her lawsuit, Shelly is seeking $1.8 million which she believes Donald spent on Vanessa. She has very little chance of ever recovering that money because Donald gave those gifts to Vanessa. However, Shelly would be able to recover that money from Donald if she chose to divorce him, because the argument would be community marital funds were used on his mistress. The fact Shelly is suing V and hasn’t filed for divorce from Donald speaks volumes.” Sterling, 80, is now in the spotlight after his racist comments to Stiviano were leaked to the media, but he has been openly dating her for almost four years. By filing the lawsuit, his wife is simply “seeking to protect and recover community property in her individual capacity,” according to court documents. The lawsuit claims that Sterling has used their community funds to lavish a multiple of gifts on Stiviano, who has five aliases. Those gifts allegedly include $1.8 million for the purchase of an apartment in downtown L.A., $240,000 in living expenses, a Ferrari, two Bentleys and a Range Rover! Stiviano has enjoyed showing off her lover’s generosity and has frequently posted photos of herself with his gifts on her Instagram account.
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For Us By Us: Ex-Baller Larry Johnson Says NBA Players Should Form An All-Black Basketball League With Only Black Owners

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Larry Johnson Says NBA Players Should Form Black Owned Basketball League

Via NYPost

Knicks executive and former player Larry Johnson had a decidedly different but still strong reaction to the racially insensitive remarks Clippers owner Donald Sterling is alleged to have made.

On Saturday night, Johnson tweeted: “Black people your Focusing on the wrong thing. We should be focusing on having our own, Own team own League! To For Self!!’’

The initial indication was Johnson was calling for an all-African-American league complete with black ownership. It wasn’t the first time Johnson, who is black, concerned himself with the fact the NBA’s ownership is mostly white while its players are mostly black.

During the 1999 NBA Finals between the Knicks and Spurs, Johnson caused a stir by saying: “We’ve got a lot of rebellious slaves on this [Knicks] team.”

When asked at the time why he referred to his teammates as slaves, Johnson said: “I’ve got to explain that to you? We don’t go with the mainstream.’’

Johnson was hired by the Knicks two years ago and serves many roles as a basketball and business operations representative. It’s unclear what his role will be under new team president Phil Jackson.

Forming a league requires a whole lot of resources. Do you think “Grandmama’s” idea is practical?

Image via AP

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Bird Beef: Nene Leakes Puts Cynthia Bailey On Blast And Exposes Her Shady Text Messages!

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Nene Leaks Exposes Text Messages From Cynthia Bailey

Last night’s RHOA reunion was a doozy! Nene confronted Cynthia’s isht stirring and accused her former friend of bringing up all drama for the sake of a pity party from the other ladies. NeNe claims Cynthia already forgiven her for calling Peter Thomas a “b**ch” because they had hashed it out and spent tons of quality together since the incident. Mrs.Leakes accuses Cynthia of being fake outraged to create a storyline for the show but at the expense of their friendship. Nene took to her IG account after the episode to finally put Cynthia’s shadiness on blast and posted this photo with an open letter: nene
AS HOPEFUL AS I WAS 4 US 2 BE LIFE FRIENDS I’AM NOT SURPRISED OUR FRIENDSHIP HAS ENDED & IT TRULY SADDEN ME! REALITY FRIENDSHIPS NEVER LAST ANYWAY SO HOW FOOLISH WAS I TO THINK I HAD MADE SOMETHING SPECIAL! IT’S AMAZING WHAT PEOPLE R WILLING 2 DO 4 THE LOVE OF MONEY, RELEVANCY & 2 STAY ON TV. WITH CYNTHIA’S SELL OUT PERSONALITY & BLOW WITH THE WIND PERSONA I KNEW IT WAS ONLY A MATTER OF TIME! IT’S ALWAYS THE ONES THAT R THE CLOSEST TO U THAT WILL TURN ON U! I WAS TOTALLY BLINDSIDED BY ALL THIS! YES I SAID PETER WAS ACTING LIKE A BIOTCH N EARLY OCTOBER OF LAST YEAR & I HAVE APOLOGIZED NUMEROUS TIMES 4 IT! CYNTHIA & PETER ACCEPTED MY APOLOGY & WE SIMPLY MOVED ON! YES MOVED ON 2 TALKIN, TRAVELING & TEXTING SEVERAL TIMES A DAY AS WE ALWAYS DID! THE 4 OF US WENT 2 DINNER, CYNTHIA HOSTED MY CURVY GIRLS MODEL CALL @ BAR ONE & PETER WAS THERE 2 HELP OUT! THEY WERE @ THE HOSPITAL WITH ME, THEY SPENT THANKSGIVING @ MY HOME, WE CELEBRATED NEW YEARS EVE TOGETHER N VEGAS, WE WERE HANGING OUT TOGETHER DURING FASHION WEEK! SHE ATTENDED THE RED DRESS HEART TRUTH FASHION SHOW WITH ME & MICHAEL COSTELLO’S FASHION SHOW, WE CELEBRATED HER AN EARLY BIRTHDAY BRUNCH IN NYC @ LAVO! WHEN THE EPISODE AIRED 4 ALL 2 SEE & TWITTER-VERSE HAD THEIR SAY I GUESS SHE CHANGED HER MIND & DECIDED SHE NEEDED 2 BE MAD NEARLY 6 MONTHS LATER!…..I KNOW U TRYIN 2 PULL THE SYMPATHY CARD BUT IF U WERE SUCH A GOOD FRIEND? Y DIDNT U PULL ME ASIDE & TALK 2 ME ABT HOW U WERE FEELING INSTEAD OF DICING OUR FRIENDSHIP UP N FRONT OF A BUNCH OF PEOPLE WHO DONT CARE! SURELY I’AM WORTHY OF THAT CONSIDERING I HAVE CARRIED U ON MY BACK! I CAN ADMIT WHEN SOMETHING HURTS THE SAME WAY I CAN APOLOGIZE WHEN I’AM WRONG BUT HEY WHO CARES ABT A STUPID FRIENDSHIP WHEN U NEED 2 SECURE ANOTHER SEASON ON THE SHOW! THE SADDEST THING ABT BETRAYAL IS THAT IT NEVER COMES FROM THE ENEMY! 4 THE RECORD I DONT HATE U! I JUST HATE U TURNED INTO EVERYTHING U SAID U WOULD NEVER BE! GOOD BYE FRIEND!….PS: IF U OR ANYONE ELSE THINKS THE DEMISE OF OUR FRIENDSHIP IS YOUR STORY LINE 4 SEASON 7, THINK AGAIN FLIP FLOPPER
NeNe then posted conversations she had with Cynthia after the Mexico vacation was filmed, discussing how to film a scene together: nene2 This text message basically proves there is nothing “real” about these housewives and their “reality” show. Nene later deleted the messages but uploaded another text message where Cynthia told her that she is the “Queen Bee” of the show and no one cane dethrone her from her rightful place. Hit the flip to see the texts next!
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Record Breaking Swirl: KimYe’s Vogue Cover Set To Outsell Beyoncé AND Michelle Obama’s Issues

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Is Kim Kardashian more relevant than Beyonce and Michelle Obama?

Kim Kardashian’s Vogue Cover Outsells Beyonce And Michelle Obama’s

Sarah Michelle Gellar made the decision NOT to keep up with the Kardashians, but hundreds of thousands of others did!

Via RadarOnline reports:

Kim Kardashiana and Kanye’s Vogue cover is on track to sell a record number of copies for its issue. “The projections are that Kim and Kanye will likely sell almost 500,000 copies,” a magazine insider revealed.

The April 2014 edition will eclipse the previous top-selling issues featuring Beyoncé (355,39) and and Michelle Obama (293,798).

Vogue — which defiantly never comments on sales figures — was widely criticized for its decision to feature a reality star in the venerable fashion magazine.

“Well……I guess I’m canceling my Vogue subscription,” actress Gellar tweeted after its release. “Who is with me???”

They Really Did Say It! 50 Outrageous Kardashian Quotes

Editor-in-chief Anna Wintour, anticipating a backlash, wrote: “As for the cover, my opinion is that it is both charming and touching, and it was, I should add, entirely our idea to do it; you may have read that Kanye begged me to put his fiancée on Vogue’s cover. He did nothing of the sort. The gossip might make better reading, but the simple fact of the matter is that it isn’t true.”

And in other news… 499,990 copies of vogue were found in Kim’s garage.

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Bi-Racial Beef: KeKe Wyatt Says She Clashes With Fellow ‘R&B Divas’ Because They Aren’t Mixed Race

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Keke is a tragic mulatto…

KeKe Wyatt Says She Feels Misunderstood Because She’s Mixed Race

KeKe Wyatt admits that she’s a misunderstood individual and “R&B Divas: Atlanta” viewers caught of glimpse of how that can cause problems when KeKe bumped heads with co-star Monifah Carter.

Via S2S Magazine reports:

KeKe said people just tend to take things she says the wrong way, and she is going to try to work on her delivery in the future.

“It’s very frustrating,” she said. “Maybe I can work on my delivery on how I talk to people, things that I say, when I say stuff and when I shouldn’t say something.”

KeKe said the only people who don’t seem to misunderstand her are people who are also mixed race.

“There are so many people, especially women in particular, who are biracial. They go through the same stuff and feel the same way. I wasn’t Black enough for the Black girls. I wasn’t White enough for the White girls. Nobody understands me,” said KeKe she just recently began thinking that her communication struggles might be tied to her racial identity.

“Talk to other people [who are mixed race], they all say the same stuff. It’s like looking in the mirror,” KeKe said. “When I’m with them, I feel safe. I feel like ain’t nothing I can say that can make them be like, ‘What?!’ I do feel more understood by them for some reason or another.”

On the show, KeKe’s co-stars are all African-American and she gets along with most of them. However, there are times when arguments arise, like in the season 3 premiere episode.

During Monifah’s engagement party, KeKe made a comment that led to a blow up among the cast members. It remains to be seen whether any of the relationships she has with her co-stars was permanently damaged.

“I love everybody. I just wish they understood me better,” said KeKe. “It makes me cray a lot.”

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Do you think Keke has a point or is she just out of her mixed mind?

 

Times Are Tough: Florida Man Attempts To Rob Bank But Leaves Job Application With All His Information On It

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As bank robbers go, this guy was no pro.

Florida Man Tries To Rob Bank With Job Application

Via Sun-Sentinel reports:

Felipe Cruz was doubly doomed, FBI agents said, when he tried — but failed — to rob the Chase Bank in Pompano Beach on April 10.

First, agents said, Cruz chose a teller who, protected by bulletproof glass, rebuffed his robbery. Second, as if it wasn’t enough to botch the stickup, he left behind a robbery note conveniently containing his name.

According to FBI agent Sarah Gioielli, Cruz, dressed in a long-sleeved shirt and ball cap, strode into the bank at 101 S. Pompano Parkway and presented a note to an unidentified female teller.

“Give me the 100s 50s 20s now,” the note stated. “Do not set the alarm. Hurry!!!”

The teller simply backed away from her bulletproof window. Cruz, stymied, fled the bank empty-handed.

But, agents said, he left his stickup note behind. His demands had been penned on the back of an online job application form, complete with the handwritten username of CRUZFELIPE36. It also included a password, Gioielli stated in a federal criminal complaint.

Broward Sheriff’s Office investigators then lifted fingerprints from the note that matched those of the 39-year-old Cruz, Gioielli said. They determined he lived in an Oakland Park apartment about 4 miles from the bank.

Police are now actively searching for the hapless holdup man. The charge: attempted bank robbery.

“By trying to rob a bank with a demand note written on the back of his employment search form, the robber has given us a clue,” FBI agent Michael Leverock said, in a model of understatement. “He probably should have continued looking for honest work.”

Are things really bad?! We doubt he’ll be getting any jobs at ANY banks to soon…

 

Deadbeat Royal Dads: Prince Of Monaco’s Black Baby Mama Says He’s Cut Off Their Swirly Seed!

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Prince Albert has reportedly cut off his swirly son since marrying his new white wife…

Black Mother Of Prince Albert’s Son Says He Has Cut Him Off

Alexandre Coste Grimaldi is the ten-year-old illegitimate son of Monaco’s ruler, born after Albert engaged flight attendant Nicole Coste in a six-year relationship.

Via Daily Mail UK reports:

Renowned for his roving eye, Albert – known as the ‘playboy prince’ who has been linked to a string of beauties including Naomi Campbell, Gwyneth Paltrow and Brooke Shields – demanded DNA tests before he accepted paternity. As his subjects reeled at the news of his liaison, he continued to disown Alexandre, even though behind the scenes he was more than happy to be part of his son’s life.

But since his marriage to South African-born Princess Charlene in 2011, he has distanced himself from his only son.
Albert already has an illegitimate daughter, Jazmin, now 22.
In an exclusive interview with The Mail on Sunday, Nicole, who has fought hard – but unsuccessfully – for Alexandre to be recognised as a prince, tells how she was shunned by Monaco society and left to explain to her tearful son why his father no longer sees him.

‘The truth is that, I’m sorry to say, Albert hasn’t seen Alexandre since a brief visit last September. It has become impossible since he married that girl,’ she says referring to Charlene, 36. ‘I suppose as a new wife, how would one feel? But she should think about my innocent child. I don’t want to attack her but I think it is just jealousy and I don’t know why. I have been through hell in my fight for my son’s name and future.’

Understandably loath to go into the detail about her son’s distress, Nicole leaves it to a close confidante to explain how the distance has affected her son. ‘Alexandre misses his daddy dreadfully,’ the friend says. ‘He has started to feel sad and rejected. He asks, “Why can’t I see Daddy?” He has to be told that his father is busy.’

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When Alexandre was born Albert provided a generous financial allowance for Nicole and her son and moved them into a luxurious villa on the French Riviera. Nicole says initially Albert was a loving father:

‘Albert and his son shared an affectionate, natural father/son relationship with trips and pirate-themed birthday parties,’ she reveals. ‘The Prince was proud of his son, often cuddling him warmly.

‘Despite the end of our relationship a boy needs his father and I wrote to Albert saying this was not about money. Our son needs a father with whom he can talk, who will pay regular visits – not one who appears and disappears.’

But while Albert was, albeit in private, a hands-on father, he refused to acknowledge paternity. It was only when DNA tests proved he was the father that he accepted the situation.

In 2005 he announced he was the father but decreed his illegitimate son would not inherit the throne. He did, however, vow that Alexandre would be cared for financially. When Albert met and then became engaged to South African swimmer Charlene Wittstock in 2010, his interest in his son waned.

Nicole felt sidelined and snubbed by society friends who feared they would offend the new Princess-to-be if they consorted with her.

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No matter how fawked up a parent’s relationship is, a kid deserves to know both of them! Grace Kelly would be ashamed, embarrassed, and disappointed at all the horrible choices her children have made.

 

For Discussion: TIME Magazine Excludes Hollywood Starlet Lupita Nyong’o From Their “Most Influential People” List…Do You Agree?

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Both Lupita and transgendered “Orange Is New Black” actress Laverne Cox were both left off of the list. Should they have made the cut?

TIME Magazine Excludes Lupita Nyong’o From Their “Most Influential” List

Earlier this week, both breakout film star Lupita Nyong’o and superstar entertainer Beyonce were celebrated for landing atop People Magazine’s “Most Beautiful” list and TIME magazine’s “Most Influential People” list respectively, while snagging accompanying magazine covers to go along with their accolades.

However, upon further inspection, it’s been revealed that while Lupita’s recent success has propelled her to the top of the entertainment and fashion industry for the larger part of 2013 and into 2014, it wasn’t enough to deem her “most influential,” according to TIME magazine.

Since garnering rave reviews for her stellar performance in “12 Years A Slave,” Lupita has now become a household name and shinning success story to rival the best of them with an Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, Lancome Cosmetics endorsement, and countless recognition as a global fashion ambassador from all of the top designers under her belt all while flawlessly representing women of color who rarely receive the shine they deserve for their achievements in and outside of mainstream pop culture…but she still somehow hasn’t warranted the level of “influence” to land anywhere on the TIME magazine list.

As she has only been on the mainstream radar for a little over a year now, perhaps this small time slot is what discouraged her placement on the list. But the impact that she has had on pop culture and American culture in general by single-handedly defying the standards of talent, beauty, and notoriety that much of mainstream America previously deemed necessary for the type of success she’s seen in the past year is undeniable…..and no doubt “influential” in more ways than a few.

So, did TIME make a mistake in overlooking Lupita? Or has her level of “influence” simply been misconstrued? Let’s discuss.

 

Where Is Kimmy Cakes?? Kanye’s 17-Year-Old New Protegé Pia Mia Brags About Being His “Other Woman”

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Should Kim be worried?

Kanye West’s New Protegé Pia Mia Brags About Being His “Other Woman”

Kim Kardashian is in the midst of planning her upcoming wedding but should she be keeping a closer eye on her boo? Weeks ago we reported how her fiancé Kanye West’s relationship with his protegee, Pia Mia, was raising eyebrows, the teenage singer bragged on Instagram about being the “other woman!”

Via RadarOnline reports:

Pia Mia, born Pia Ajdba Mia Perez, wrote on her Instagram on April 24 that the trailer for the upcoming movie The Other Woman was the “story of my life … #OtherWoman,” she wrote in a paid post for the movie starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Upton.

And her fans were quick to call her out for apparently stirring up drama with Kardashian, 33.

“I wonder if @kimkardashian knows ur the ‘other woman’,” @summerkillacali wrote.

And @avavavavava added, “Wtf Pia Mia you sneaky b***h.”

As Radar has reported, the seventeen-year-old’s relationship with West, 36, has raised eyebrows in recent weeks.

“Kanye is producing some tracks for her and he’s quite involved,” a source in his camp told Radar exclusively. “He believes she could be the next Rihanna.”

“Kanye has made it clear to everyone that their relationship is strictly creative,” the insider said. But as they’ve grown closer, and the teen has become one of his trusted advisors, their relationship has raised eyebrows.

“Kanye’s creative team was pretty shocked that he would use a teenager as his confidante [on his line with APC],” the insider said. “And Kim was actually kind of agitated by it, because he doesn’t usually want her input on design stuff. She was a little jealous.”

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Do you think she’ll be more jealous now? Or was Pia Mia’s Instagram post just an innocent joke?

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You Better Werk! A Gallery Of Rappers Rocking Suspect Outfits

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We live in a glittery rap era where mainstream rappers are sassy fashionistas who gleefully-rock women’s clothing/suspect outfits with the utmost flair . At first, it seemed like just another overhyped fad but it’s spread like a plague through ALL of Hip-Hop.

Hit the jump for a gallery of rappers rocking suspect outfits.

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Lupita Nyong’o Thanks Sudanese Supermodel Alek Wek For Helping Her Grow To Love Her Beautiful Black Skin!

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Lupita says Alek Wek is her beauty icon!

Lupita Nyong’o Thanks Sudanese Supermodel Alek Wek

The Oscar-winning actress recently landed the recognition of People magazine’s most beautiful person of 2014 and in doing so, landed the cover of the popular magazine.

Via The Grio reports:

Nyong’o serves as an inspiration for countless girls around the world – she’s a remarkable combination of beauty and brains and more importantly, she has used this to help uplift others.

But who inspires her? According to the moving speech she delivered at Essence’s Black Women in Hollywood event, Nyong’o acknowledged Sudanese supermodel Alek Wek to be one of her biggest inspirations.

“Alek Wek came on the international scene, a celebrated model – she was dark as night, she was on all the runways, and in every magazine and everyone was talking about how beautiful she was,” she said.

“I couldn’t believe that people were embracing a woman that looked so much like me as beautiful,” Nyong’o went on to say. “When I saw Alek, I inadvertently saw a reflection of myself that I could not deny.”

This week, during People magazine’s cover photo shoot, Wek stopped by to surprise Nyong’o and it was a moment the actress described as a “dream come true.”

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Love the skin you’re in!

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Florida Crazies: Man Gets Robbed And Shot By Woman He Took Took On “Romantic Date” To Burger King

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Did she shoot him for taking her to Burger King??

Florida Man Shot By Woman He Took On “Romantic Date” To Burger King

Via Action News Jacksonville reports:

Deputies in Orange Park arrested three suspects in the shooting and robbery of a Burger King worker.

Dramil Laray Smith, 19, of Jacksonville, faces armed robbery and aggravated battery in connection with the shooting on March 23.

Deputies released video of the shooting last month. Investigators say the video produced leads to help make the arrests.

Corlis Paige Thompson, 26, is also under arrest. She faces charges of armed robbery and aggravated battery. Deputies say she drove the getaway vehicle.

Investigators say the third suspect, 19-year-old Toccara Monye Lockhart, met with the shooting victim at the Burger King.

The victim told investigators he set up a romantic date with Lockhart, bought food, then took Lockhart back to his office.

The victim said he went outside when two men jumped him. He was shot in the shoulder and hit over the head during the struggle.

The attackers made off with $320.

Deputies say he is still recovering from his injuries.

Deputies are still looking for a fourth suspect but we have a feeling he might be planning his next robbery at McDonald’s!

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Lesbihonest: Robin Roberts Opens Up About Sweet Swirl Love, Calls Girlfriend “The Wind Beneath My Wings”

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Robin talks about her Becky boo!

Robin Roberts Opens Up About Girlfriend Amber Laign

The world was stunned when Robin Roberts came out last December — and even more surprised to learn that she had managed to keep her secret girlfriend, Amber Laign, a secret from the public for nearly ten years.

Via RadarOnline reports:

“Some people like their anonymity!” Roberts, has explained. But now, she’s opening up about the woman she calls “the wind beneath my wings” like never before in her new book, Everybody’s Got Something.

Roberts and Laign have “been together for nearly a decade,” she reveals in the intimate memoir. “Mutual friends set us up on a blind date. I liked the fact that she had no idea who I was. She rarely followed sports, so she never saw me on ESPN, and her office mates at the time watched a different morning show … ouch!”

Roberts continues, “She’s originally from Northern California and is extremely laid-back, no drama, no fuss. The main thing we have in common is positive energy. She sees the good in everyone.”

Homebodies by nature, Roberts and the licensed massage therapist prefer to spend time relaxing at home or on vacation in their favorite getaway spot, Key West.

“Usually when we land, we hop in our rented convertible, cruise Duval Street and then stop at the gas station and pick up Dion’s grid chicken,” Roberts reveals. Or, they tool around on their coordinating beach cruisers, she writes: “Mine is orange, Amber’s is white, but they both have sweet and cheesy floral baskets.”

“We can position the television in our house so we can watch it from the pool,” she writes, noting that they love to watch college basketball together. “It’s perfect.”

That perfect life has been rocked by the Good Morning America host’s health struggles, with a breast cancer diagnosis in 2007, and fight with a rare blood disorder five years after that.

But Laign has been “with me every step of the way,” she reveals whether climbing in her hospital bed to cuddle, taking “meticulous notes” at appointments, “rallying friends to lift my spirits,” or acting as “gatekeeper and caregiver.”

Roberts writes, “I know how lucky I am to have Amber in my life!”

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Ain’t love grand??

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Racist Conservative Rancher Defends Against Backlash After Saying Black People Were Better Off As Slaves – “I Think I’m Right”

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Cliven Bundy Defends Saying Blacks Were Better Off As Slaves

Despite facing a slew of backlash, including some from members of his formerly allied Republican party, conservative rancher Cliven Bundy is standing by his blatantly racist comments that black people were better off as slaves. via CNN
Cliven Bundy — the Nevada rancher turned conservative folk hero for bucking the federal government’s attempts to stop his cattle from grazing on public land — admits he doesn’t understand the bipartisan uproar over his comments suggesting blacks might have been better off under slavery.
But he understands what he meant by those comments, and he’s not backing down.
“I don’t think I’m wrong,” Bundy told CNN’s Bill Weir on Thursday night. “I think I’m right.”
For two decades, Bundy’s cattle have fed off of government-owned land without paying grazing fees like thousands of other ranchers. He claims, then and now, that he won’t do business with the federal government — because, in his view, nowhere in the Constitution does it say that Americans can’t use land owned by the federal government. Bundy told CNN that he’d only be willing to talk to county and state authorities, opining that they have a more rightful claim to the land than anyone in Washington.
This stance made him a darling of conservatives in the media and Republican circles upset over what they’ve deemed government overreach. Militiamen literally rallied by the side of the 67-year-old rancher as armed federal rangers tried to force him off his land.
Bundy won that standoff. But he didn’t stop talking. That’s where his new trouble began, which threatens to overshadow his original fight.
Speaking to reporters over the weekend, he recalled driving by a public-housing project in North Las Vegas and seeing “at least a half-dozen (black) people sitting on the porch, they didn’t have nothing to do.” “Because they were basically on government subsidy, so now what do they do?” he added in comments first reported by the New York Times and later seen on video. “They abort their young children, they put their young men in jail, because they never learned how to pick cotton. “And I’ve often wondered, are they better off as slaves, picking cotton and having a family life and doing things, or are they better off under government subsidy? They didn’t get no more freedom. They got less freedom.” The remarks have since gone viral, drawing widespread condemnation from Democrats and Republicans alike. The rancher said he doesn’t feel “abandoned” by the uproar by the likes of right-wing radio firebrand and Fox News host Sean Hannity, who has ripped what he called the “ignorant, racist, repugnant, despicable comments.” Asked Thursday by CNN to elaborate, Bundy explained he’d been simply “wondering whether (blacks) are that much better off in the situation we’re in now.” He backtracked somewhat, insisting he “didn’t really mean it to compare (African-Americans’ current plight) with slavery. I meant to compare it with maybe life on the farm or life in the South, where they had some chickens and the gardens, and they had something to do.”
CNN’s Weir at one point challenged the Nevada rancher about whether he was any more or less a “welfare queen” as those who get entitlement checks — since his cattle have been feeding off the government, literally, by eating grass on public land. Bundy’s response: “I might be a welfare queen. But I’ll tell you I’m producing something for America and using a resource that nobody else would use or could use. I’m putting red meat on the table.”
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Racist Or Nah? Avril Lavigne Responds After Being Blasted Over “Hello Kitty” Song And Video

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You can “love” someone else’s culture and be racist at the same time, no?

Avril Lavigne Accused Of Racism Over “Hello Kitty” Video

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According to NY Daily News reports:

Avril Lavigne’s new Japanese-themed music video for her song “Hello Kitty” may be eccentric, but the singer says it’s definitely not racist.

The quirky video for her new song shows Lavigne, 29, wearing a cupcake tutu and prancing around Tokyo with a quartet of Asian backup dancers dressed in matching outfits.

She even sings in Japanese in one part of the J-Pop influenced track from her self-titled fifth studio album.

Hello Kitty” was reportedly co-written by her Nickelback husband Chad Kroeger.

Lavigne’s video was blasted by some critics as racist, with Entertainment Weekly saying the Canadian singer “fetishized” Japanese culture. It was called an “embarrassment in any language” by Billboard magazine.

Lavigne’s video drew comparisons to Gwen Stefani and her Harajuku girls. While they appeared in several of Stefani’s videos and tours, the singer introduced them once as her “imaginary friends.”

Comedian Margaret Cho blasted Stefani in 2005 for creating what she considered a “minstrel show” that reinforced negative stereotypes about Asian women.

We think it’s totally possible for her to have worked with all kinds of Japanese people and still produced something that is offensive.

Watch the video below then hit the flip for Avril’s reaction to the backlash:

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Florida Crazies: 89-Year-Old Man Shoots His Son-In-Law For Trying To Change TV Channel

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This old fart was fed up!

Florida Man Shoots His Son-In-Law For Trying To Change TV Channel

An 89-year-old Jacksonville man has been charged with aggravated battery following a Saturday shooting in a dispute over television, police said.

Via Jacksonville News reports:

During the argument, Kenon Lee Ferguson told his 59-year-old son-in-law “you don’t own anything in this house,” a police report said.

Joel Edward Perry responded, “do something about it,” the report said.

A witness told police Ferguson went to his bedroom and returned with a .38 caliber handgun. The argument heated up and Perry was shot in the right leg. The injuries were not life-threatening, police said.

Both men and Perry’s wife were at the house in the 12000 block of Lazarette Court where they all live when officers arrived about 7:30 p.m.

Ferguson owns the house, according to property records.

He is charged with aggravated domestic battery and was being held Monday in the Duval County jail in lieu of $50,000 bail.

Inmates in the jail don’t have television privileges, according to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office.

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