Former NFL Player Rae Carruth Released From Prison 18-Years After Having His Pregnant Girlfriend Killed [Video]

Former NFL player Rae Carruth has been released from prison after serving 18 years for the slaying of his pregnant girlfriend.

via NYDN:

The former first-round draft pick was released from Sampson Correctional Institution in North Carolina early Monday.

“I’m excited about just being out of here,” he told WSOC by phone a few days before his release. “I’m nervous just about how I’ll be received by the public. I still have to work. I still have to live. I have to exist out there and it just seems like there is so much hate and negativity toward me.”

Carruth had completed his sentence of 18 to 24 years. He did not speak to reporters as he left the prison on a chilly morning.

Now 44, Carruth was found guilty of orchestrating a plot to kill Cherica Adams to avoid paying child support. Adams was shot four times on Nov. 16, 1999 while driving her car in Charlotte, but managed to make a 911 call that pointed the finger at the NFL player.

Adams, eight months pregnant, died less than a month after the shooting. The child she was carrying was delivered, but suffers from permanent brain damage and cerebral palsy.

Carruth has said he wants to have a relationship with son Chancellor, who remains in the custody of his grandmother. Saundra Adams had said she would be there when Carruth got out of prison, but she was not present on Monday.

The former wide receiver was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in 1997. Panthers center Frank Garcia said players were stunned when they heard the news of about his possible involvement in the murder.

“It would be like finding out the guy sitting in the cubicle next to you at work was arrested for murder,” Garcia said. “You just don’t always know people as well as you think you do.”

Some players testified at the trial, and others would spend time in the players’ lounge watching it on Court TV.

“That is one time where you were actually hiding from the cameras,” Garcia said. “You just wanted to stay low and not be involved. All along you’re asking yourself, ‘Did I miss any signs? How is somebody capable of this?’”

Carruth worked as a barber while behind bars, making about $ 1 per hour, according to North Carolina Department of Public Safety spokesman Jerry Higgins. He had signed a $ 3.7 million contract with the Panthers after being drafted.

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Ariana Grande Urges People To Vote After Taylor Swift’s Political Message Influences Many To Register!

After Taylor Swift, Ariana Grande is the next superstar to encourage her fans to go vote in the midterm elections! While Taylor’s post was long and detailed, as it was her very first politically-charged message, Ariana’s was simple and straight to the point. She captioned a pic of her ballot envelope: ‘vote, f***ers.’

But considering that she said ‘bye bye to the internet for just a lil bit’ only a few days ago and still reminded her followers to vote, makes it worth noting!

Meanwhile, Ariana has been leaning on her loved ones since she and Pete Davidson broke their engagement.

Her social media silence was more like a way to only post about things that really matter to her for a while.

As for Taylor Swift, her lengthy post came as a huge surprise as she had managed to stay away from politics before then.

She wrote: ‘In the past I have been reluctant to voice my political opinions, but due to some events in my life and in the world in the last two years, I feel really differently about that now.’

Taylor went on to say that ‘I believe in the fight for the LGBTQ rights, and any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or on gender is WRONG. I believe the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color’s terrifying, sickening and prevalent.’

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I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee. In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now. I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of color is terrifying, sickening and prevalent. I cannot vote for someone who will not be willing to fight for dignity for ALL Americans, no matter their skin color, gender or who they love. Running for Senate in the state of Tennessee is a woman named Marsha Blackburn. As much as I have in the past and would like to continue voting for women in office, I cannot support Marsha Blackburn. Her voting record in Congress appalls and terrifies me. She voted against equal pay for women. She voted against the Reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which attempts to protect women from domestic violence, stalking, and date rape. She believes businesses have a right to refuse service to gay couples. She also believes they should not have the right to marry. These are not MY Tennessee values. I will be voting for Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for House of Representatives. Please, please educate yourself on the candidates running in your state and vote based on who most closely represents your values. For a lot of us, we may never find a candidate or party with whom we agree 100% on every issue, but we have to vote anyway. So many intelligent, thoughtful, self-possessed people have turned 18 in the past two years and now have the right and privilege to make their vote count. But first you need to register, which is quick and easy to do. October 9th is the LAST DAY to register to vote in the state of TN. Go to vote.org and you can find all the info. Happy Voting! 🗳😃🌈

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Proving how much her voice can influence people for the better, voter registration spiked massively immediately after her message was posted!

‘We are up to 65,000 registrations in a single 24-hour period,’ Vote.org sector of communications’ Kamari Guthrie stated.

Two days later, Vote.org released another statement about Taylor’s impact.

‘Since Taylor Swift’s well-publicized Instagram post on Sunday night, in which she urged her 112 Million fans to vote, Vote.org has found a massive spike in voter registering nationwide. While there’s several factors that contributed to this, a majority of new registrations since Taylor Swift’s post on Sunday have been people between the ages of 18 and 29 years old – about 102,000 out of 240,000 total new registrations in less than 48 hours.’

Let’s hope Ariana Grande will manage to do the same!

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Ashley Graham: Kendall Jenner is ‘so lucky’

OHMYGOSSIP — Ashley Graham thinks Kendall Jenner is “lucky” for being able to be selective about her modelling gigs.
The 22-year-old model landed herself in hot water earlier this year when she claimed she would never do “30 shows a season” like some other models because her high profile has meant she’s always been able to pick and choose when she works.
And now, curvy model Ashley, 30, has said the ‘Keeping Up with the Kardashians’ star is “so lucky” to be in that position, because she’s had to fight for her own place on the runway.
Speaking during an appearance on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ on Thursday (18.10.18), Ashley said: “Well, lucky for her. Because I’ve never been … that’s so lucky. These t**s and a** have just had to fight through and break down barriers every day.”
In August, Kendall said she had always been selective about her shows, and claimed she would never do the amount of runway projects some other models have to do in a year.
She told Love magazine: “Since the beginning we’ve been super selective about what shows I would do. I was never one of those girls who would do, like, 30 shows a season or whatever the f**k those girls do. More power to ’em.”
But after several industry veterans hit out at Kendall for claiming that her comments were “so disrespectful to literally 99 percent of people in the industry,” the brunette beauty was forced to clarify her position, blaming Love magazine for taking her words “out of context”.
She wrote on Twitter: “I was misrepresented in a recent interview over the wknd $ it’s important to clarify the meaning. It was intended to be entirely complimentary but unfortunately, my words were twisted & taken out of context. I want to be clear. The respect that I have for my peers is immeasurable!”
And her representative added: “The point was that it’s their path and ‘the more power to them.’ She admires their hard work and dedication. It’s an accomplishment.”

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Prince Harry Double Hand Holding With Meghan Markle Shows ‘True Love’ — Body Language Expert Explains

Prince Harry recently used both of his hands to hold wife Meghan Markle’s hand, and a body language expert EXCLUSIVELY told us why it means he absolutely adores her.

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Say What Now? Iowa Basketball Coach Admits to Sexually Exploiting and Abusing Over 400 Boys

An Iowa boys basketball coach is facing up to 180 years behind bars after admitting to sexually exploiting and abusing at least 400 underage boys.

via Page Six:

Greg Stephen pleaded guilty Oct. 18 to five counts of sexual exploitation of minors, one count of transporting child pornography and another of possessing child pornography.

The 42-year-old coach was arrested in March after his ex-brother-in-law found a recording device in Stephen’s house the previous month. He then handed it over to authorities after discovering it contained videos of showering boys. Investigators then searched Stephen’s other homes and found a hard drive and other devices with numerous photos and videos of boys in graphic sexual situations, reported CBS News.

Stephen confessed that he possessed a hard drive containing explicit media regarding 400 different minor males.

In some cases, he posed as a teen girl on social media to trick unsuspecting boys into creating explicit images, offering to trade nude pictures and videos while telling the males what to do. In his possession were images of boys bathing and in various states of undress in hotels. In one of his homes, recording devices were cloaked as a smoke detector and a towel hook.

Even more disturbing, Stephen took videos and photos of sleeping boys with their pants pulled down — and in some instances, recorded himself touching their genitals.

While it’s possible he could spend the rest of his life in prison if his appeals fail, he will face a minimum 15-year lockup term at his upcoming sentencing, which has not been set.

Lock him up!

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Tamar Braxton Tells Her Former ‘The Real’ Co-Hosts Exactly How She Feels About Returning To The Show In Surprising Video

Oh, Boy! Tamar Braxton had an epic clap-back for the ladies of The Real who had a lot to say about her firing.

It is a known fact that Tamar is not one to hold her tongue and while appearing on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen After Show, she threw her former co-hosts under the bus.

A caller asked her when was the last time she spoke with her ex-friends — Loni Love, Jeannie Mai, Adrienne Houghton, and Tamera Mowry-Housley.

The fan also wondered if she would ever return to the show. Tamar said: “The last time I spoke to them was at the Emmys. Would I return to do what?”

Andy Cohen added: “To be on the show, sweetie.” Tamar replied, “I don’t know.” Andy sensed where Vincent Herbert’s estranged wife was leaning and added, “you’re the best! I have a feeling the answer is no!”

You can watch the clip below.

Tamar’s ex-coworker, Loni, recently did an interview on the Breakfast Club, where she was asked why was Tamar fired from The Real, and she brought up Towanda’s name by saying: “I get on a plane to go to Atlanta [and] guess who’s in front of me, in first-class: Towanda. She told me they did an emergency episode of Braxton Family Values, and, ‘You need to see the episode.’”

She continued, “I had a person that worked at WEtv. The person that worked at WEtv contacted me [and said], ‘You are being named, the girls are being named,’ and I called my attorney, and I said, ‘You gotta call WEtv and let them know if they’re naming us, we’re gonna have to have legal action. That’s defamation of character.”

Towanda was not having it, and she hit back by writing: “What I’m not willing to do is allow ANYONE to create dissension. I absolutely was on that flight with @comiclonilove And how many years ago was this conversation? I’m amused at how the statements were paraphrased. It was NEVER a heads up…. AND as soon as I saw Loni on the flight, I IMMEDIATELY contacted Tamar to let her know. The interview circulating that I’m included in is bullsh*t.”

One fan said: “You better come through with this fabulous read!!!! Tamar has moved on to bigger and better things! It’s so pathetic that they still have to bring up old news!!! I haven’t watched it since she left!!!’

Tamar masters the art of the diss and she has no competition in this department.

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Katie Piper leaves Strictly Come Dancing

OHMYGOSSIP — Katie Piper has left ‘Strictly Come Dancing’.
The 35-year-old philanthropist and her professional partner Gorka Marquez was booted out of the competition on Sunday night (14.10.18), losing out in the dance off to Charles Venn and Karen Clifton.
Speaking after her exit, she said: “I have taken a lot from this experience and it has all been really positive, and I’ll never forget this journey. Charles was the better dancer out of us two and there are some brilliant dancers in this competition and sadly I don’t think I was one of them! But I have had a great experience you know and I feel really privileged to have been here and thanks for your advice and thank you [Gorka] for all the hours! One thing as well all the public not just the audience here but the general public have been so supportive online and have voted for me the other weeks so I feel thrilled to have been here for four weeks. So thank you to everyone.”
Whilst Gorka added: “Well first of all thank you, for being such a wonderful human because you know everyone knows how much you have been through and everything but to get the chance to know you and be working with you and get to know how strong you are, how always wanting to be better and improve. For me that’s my lesson and what I learnt from you.”
Katie and Gorka performed their Jive to ‘Why Do Fools Fall In Love’ once again, with all the judges Craig Revel Horwood, Darcey Bussell, Bruno Tonioli and Shirley Ballas opting to save Charles and Karen.
‘Strictly Come Dancing’ returns on Saturday night (20.10.18).

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Exclusive: Cassie’s Rep CONFIRMS She and Diddy Are No Longer Together

Cassie is officially done with Diddy.

On the heels of our exclusive story detailing Cassie and Diddy’s split as well as his new relationship with 26-year-old model Jocelyn Crawford, Cassie’s rep has CONFIRMED that they are no longer together.

In a statement made exclusively to lovebscott.com, Cassie’s rep says:

They are indeed no longer together and haven’t been for months.”

And there it is. Click here to find out what made Cassie finally get up and leave.

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Mindy Kaling Emceed For a Varied Crowd at the Elle Shindig

The cover subjects from the magazine were featured earlier today; here now, we have a sprawling range of guests from emcee Mindy Kaling to Cole Sprouse to Holland Taylor to Chloe Grace Moretz, Juliette Lewis, Laverne Cox, and Kate Beckinsale (which is the point at which my eyes crossed and this post turned ridiculous). It’s…
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Fans Clamor For Usher’s Music And Relationships To Improve Following Re-Surfaced Photo

Usher just released a new album this year, and it didn’t receive much praise. In fact, a lot of fans weren’t pleased with it at all. Some people accused the infamous R & B singer of trying to capitalize on the current trap music phase, and it just didn’t vibe well with his style.

Additionally, Usher turned 40-years-old this year. On Instagram, one of his former ex-girlfriends shared a picture of them together while wishing him happy birthday.

Chilli and Usher dated for a short period in the early 2000’s, until they finally called it quits in 2003. The star posted the photo on Instagram and turned off the comments, probably to avoid the mean social media remarks.

Chilli, who used to be a member of the group, TLC, revealed that she chose to turn off the comments not because of the cheating allegations, or the herpes revelation, but for another reason.

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Happy Birthday Lil Big Daddy! 🌻@usher

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In a previous interview, Chilli said that Usher was her first love, and they ended up breaking up because it just wasn’t the right time “or whatever.” The singer wrote, “happy birthday lil big daddy!”

Earlier in the year, it was revealed that Usher was divorcing his wife, Grace Miguel, amid his plethora of legal problems. As it was previously reported, multiple women and men came out of the woodwork to accuse of him of sexual misconduct, but a different form.

Radar Online supposedly unearthed legal documents that stated Usher was embroiled in a lawsuit because he knowingly gave a woman the herpes virus.

Radar reported that Usher had to pay her over $ 1 million due to not disclosing his illness to her. Moreover, Usher allegedly convinced her to allow him not to wear a condom.

The woman stated in the court documents that she woke up one morning and had violent flu-like symptoms which later turned out to be the herpes virus.

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Say What Now? Four Men Killed, One Injured at Texas Toddler’s Birthday Party [Video]

Four men were found dead and one injured in after a fight between families erupted at a 1-year-old’s birthday party in Texas on Saturday.

via NYDN:

Sgt. Nathan Brandley of the Texas Department of Public Safety said the men were killed at a party in Taft, Texas, after an altercation escalated.

The injured man was airlifted to a hospital in Corpus Christi, where his condition remains unknown. Taft, a small town of about 3,000, is seated about 12 miles north of Corpus Christi.

Brandley said police are on the hunt for two suspects believed to be connected to the shooting.

Senseless.

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Lisa Marie Presley seeking sole custody

OHMYGOSSIP — Lisa Marie Presley is seeking sole custody of her twin daughters.
The 50-year-old singer – who is the daughter of the late musical icon Elvis Presley and business magnate Priscilla Presley – has been embroiled in a divorce battle with her estranged husband Michael Lockwood since the pair split in 2016, and she’s now filed documents seeking primary physical custody of their 10-year-old children Harper and Finley, The Blast reports.
The twins were previously placed under protective custody by the Department of Child and Family Services as part of a dependency court order but that has now expired.
The former couple – who married in 2006 – have been arguing over money since they split, with Lisa Marie fighting to enforce their post-nuptial agreement, which stated that neither of them has the right to spousal support “at any time, regardless of circumstances”.
Michael had argued he was not aware of what he was signing, never read the document, and never had the terms explained, but his former partner insisted he was “completely aware”, “completely represented by counsel” and “had the full and complete opportunity to negotiate the agreement.”
Her lawyer also claimed Michael had been “feigning amnesia or ignorance” about the agreement.
In February, despite claiming to be $ 16 million in debt, Lisa Marie – who also has children
Riley, 29, and Benjamin, 25, with ex-husband Danny Keough – was ordered to pay Michael $ 100,000 towards his legal fees.
The producer had originally asked for $ 450,000 from his estranged wife, but a judge instead ordered her to hand over $ 100,000, which she must pay within 30 days.
Previously, Lisa alleged in court documents filed as part of her ongoing divorce that she was in $ 16.7 million of debt, which was made up of defaulted payments on the mortgage for her $ 6 million home in the UK, as well as unpaid income tax and almost $ 50,000 in credit card bills.

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T.I. Discusses Trap Music, Donald Trump And Kanye West In The Latest Interview

Variety just caught up with T.I. and had the most exciting interview about trap music, Donald Trump and Kanye West. This came just ahead of the much-awaited premiere of Tip and Tiny Harris’ show that’s set to begin on October 22nd.

When Variety asked Tip about why he started making trap music, he answered that he just wanted to become a voice for the voiceless.

‘There was a lot of party music at that time, a lot of glitz and glamor, and there was conscious music. Yes, there was music about the drug trade, but there wasn’t anything as vivid and real about the dealers, that elaborated on the life – to humanize it all in a way that “Trap Muzik” did,’ Tip said.

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Now I’ve been extremely patient and made it a point to not jump to any premature conclusions about Ye’& his antics… Partially due to the lessons learned from the outcome of other similar situations dealing wit my brother Wayne (which I admittedly mishandled a bit in hindsight) But now this shit is next level,futuristic Sambo,Hopping Bob, Stephen off Django ass shit Ye!!!! From what I can gather… This is the most repulsive,disgraceful, Embarrassing act of desperation & auctioning off of one’s soul to gain power I’ve ever seen. Now I recall you asking me to come with you to have this meeting and I declined (naturally)… but bro… if ain’time I would’ve been in there wit you and you behaved that spinelessly in my presence,I feel that I’d be compelled to slap de’Fuq outta you bro For the People!!! You ass kissing and boot licking on a whole new level &I refuse to associate myself with something so vile,weak,& inconsiderate to the effect this has on the greater good of ALL OUR PEOPLE!!!! I’m a true believer in “It ain’t what you do,it’s how you do it.” And this shit is regurgitating🤮! At one time it was a pleasure to work alongside you… now, I’m ashamed to have ever been associated with you. To all the people who follow Ye musically,socially, or even personally….who are confused, heartbroken, infuriated…. Let me make this clear… THIS SHIT AINT COOL!!! THIS IS A MOVE YE MADE FOR YE!!! THIS IS A PLAY TO PUT HIM IN A POSITION HE’D LIKE TO SEE HIMSELF IN…WE ARE NOT ON HIS MIND AS HE MAKES THESE COMMENTS AND DECISIONS. Don’t follow this puppet. Because as long as I’ve lived I’ve learned that it benefits a man nothing at all to gain the world,if to do so he must lose his soul. We just saw Mr.West’s Soul on auction. If you listen closely you can hear the tears of our ancestors hit the floor. All I can say is… I’ve reached my limits. This is my stop,I’m officially DONE!!!! 🖕🏽Trump & His Lil Cookie Boy. #USorELSE✊🏽

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When Variety brought up Kanye West who went to the White House to discuss some issues with president Donald Trump, they mentioned the way in which Tip had previously described Kanye’s actions: repulsive, disgraceful, embarrassing and more.

The magazine told T.I. to explain how he really feels about the matter and here’s what he said:

‘To be honest, if something good comes of it, great. But you don’t just sell out a bunch of people to get nothing done. You don’t sell out a whole generation and a whole race of people to get nothing done. ‘

He also said that Kanye invited him as well at the meeting, but he refused and said that he is not a politician and more experienced people should go instead of him.

You can read the complete interview in Variety because it’s really interesting and sheds more light on how Tip feels about Kanye.

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Ashley Graham Attacked For Losing Weight In New Pic: ‘You Don’t Look Like A Curvy Model Anymore’

Ashley Graham rose to fame by breaking the mold as a plus-sized model. After apparently losing some weight, she’s now getting slammed for not looking as curvy as she once did.

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Say What Now? Mother Among Four Arrested for Trying to Sell Babies on Instagram

Indonesian authorities busted a child trafficking operation that involved buying and selling babies on Instagram.

via CNN:

Four people were arrested, including a 22-year-old mother and 29-year-old suspected broker in Indonesia’s second largest city Surabaya, police said in a press conference Sunday.

A midwife and a suspected buyer were also arrested on the resort island of Bali.

Authorities were alerted to an account on the popular photo-sharing site with the handle “Konsultasi Hati Privat,” or Private Heart Consultation, that presents itself as offering pregnancy consultations and adoption services.

However, police said they have found evidence that monetary transactions were being carried out.

The head of criminal investigation unit in Surabaya’s police force , AKBP Sudamiran, said Tuesday that his team foiled an attempt by a 22-year-old mother, identified as LA, to sell her 11-month-old baby to a buyer in Bali, known as NS, using the messaging service WhatsApp. The baby was allegedly being offered for 15 million rupiah (about $ 987).

The Instagram account was still active early Friday and had more than 700 followers, having been running for about a year. It has since been taken down.

Images featured on the page included black and white photos of ultrasounds, pregnant mothers and babies with their faces blurred.

In one image posted on September 15, a baby, referred to as C86, was featured alongside information such as age, gender and religion. A contact number is provided with a message urging those who want to adopt or who want to leave a child for adoption to get in touch.

The account also featured screenshots from WhatsApp conversations between the account owner and pregnant women or mothers. In one conversation, a woman who is seven months pregnant says she is unmarried and wants to find someone to adopt her child and to hide her until she gives birth so that her family doesn’t find out.

The head of Indonesia’s National Commission for Child Protection (KPAI), Sustano, who like many Indonesians has one name, said social media has changed the way traffickers conduct business.

“In the old days, the transaction happened in person and it was usually arranged through a middleman,” he said. “But now, they are using new and more advance methods, through social media like Instagram and Facebook. The cyber world has become a tool for promotion and transaction.”

Sustano says traffickers are drawn to social media because “it is considered more effective, the deal happens directly between seller and buyer, and it is not easy to be detected by law enforcement.

“If the use of Instagram is proven in this case then it shows how traffickers constantly adapt to new methods for their trade,” added Amanda Bissex, Chief of Child Protection at UNICEF. She believes it’s now important that authorities “adapt their policy and legislative response to prevent such crimes, particularly against children, young girls and women.”

Indonesia is a major source, transit, and destination country for human trafficking. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) estimates that 100,000 children are trafficked each year in Indonesia, with the majority being forced into the sex trade.

In its 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report, the US government rated Indonesia as Tier 2, saying that the country “did not fully meet the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking.” Indonesia was however, “making significant efforts to do so.”

All four of the arrested individuals face up to 15 years in prison for violating child protection laws.

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Danny Walters watches saucy EastEnders scenes alone

OHMYGOSSIP — Danny Walters watches his saucy ‘EastEnders’ scenes alone – because he doesn’t want his parents or partner to “wind him up” about them.
The former ‘Benidorm’ star’s latest storyline in the BBC One soap has seen his character Keanu Taylor involved in a hot and steamy affair with Sharon Mitchell (Letitia Dean), but the 25-year-old star “doesn’t take it too well” when his family poke fun at him.
Speaking about his saucy scenes, he said: “I try to watch those alone – as it’s very awkward to watch with my parents or my partner.
“They know I’m playing a character, of course, but they also know not to wind me up because I don’t take it too well.
“I don’t always watch my stuff because I’m my biggest critic. However, I catch up when I can.”
Danny and Letitia have become “great friends” as their characters’ romance scenes have “got more intimate”, and he believes it is important to have plenty of trust when filming such personal segments.
He added: “We’d only had the odd scene together before, so this was my first opportunity to get to know her better.
“As the scenes have got more intimate, we’ve grown as friends, and that’s really important, to have that trust between fellow actors.
“We’re great friends now, and that helps for any worries or anxieties we might have. She knows what she’s doing, and we’re both feeling really comfortable.”
While Danny hadn’t acted alongside the 50-year-old soap veteran much when he was initially handed the plot, he was confident the pair would create “great chemistry”.
He told Inside Soap magazine: “Working with Letitia Dean has given me the opportunity to learn a lot – but it’s also meant that we’ve been able to make an amazing storyline together.
“I knew Letitia and I would create great chemistry on camera – and we have.”

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Alec Baldwin Slammed And Mocked For Saying: ‘Black People Love Me’

While talking to The Hollywood Reporter, Alec Baldwin was recognized by a fan on the Streets of New York that praised the actor on his great impersonation of Donald Trump on Saturday Night Live. What he said about the encounter, however, got him some criticism.

‘I do not know how to say this and I do not want to get it wrong either, because everything’s a minefield of bombs going off. But ever since I started playing Trump, black people love me. They love me. Everywhere I go, black people go crazy. I think it is because they are most afraid of Trump. I am not going to paint every African-American person with the same brush, but a significant number are sitting there going, ‘This is going to be bad for black folks,’’ he told the outlet.

Baldwin’s comment about black people loving him actually got him a bit of hate on social media due to the fact that it seemed like he was generalizing.

‘Black people going crazy over Alec Baldwin is news to me,’ someone tweeted.

‘Said no black person ever…’ someone else roasted the actor.

A third user wondered if he said it as Donald Trump: ‘Is this in character?’

Crazy enough, that is something the President has said before.

But to be fair, Baldwin did make it a point in his response that not ALL black people love him so maybe the haters would like to check that again?!

Aside from that, the SNL star also talked about the #MeToo movement.

‘It’s not a witch-hunt because a witch-hunt indicates that there’s very little truth, if any at all, and there’s a lot of truth here. But what worries me is that this is a fire that needs constant kindling,’ he stated.

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Aretha Franklin Tribute Brings Out Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Mary Mary and More at the 2018 American Music Awards [Video]

Gladys Knight, Ledisi, Donnie McClurkin, CeCe Winans and Mary Mary came together at the American Music Awards Tuesday to pay tribute to the late Aretha Franklin.

via Billboard:

Following a special video homage to the legendary Queen of Soul that focused on the artist’s long history as a host, performer and winner at the AMAs, Knight took the stage to perform Franklin’s drawn-out interpretation of “Amazing Grace.” Then, minister and gospel singer McClurkin relieved Knight to perform “Climb Higher Mountains,” which was used as the recessional song at her funeral. 

From there, gospel legend Winans delivered a rousing rendition of “Mary Don’t You Weep,” followed by R&B/jazz singer Ledisi belting an invigorating “How I Got Over.” Contemporary gospel duo Mary Mary closed things out with a backing ensemble-assisted “Old Landmark.” 

“What an amazing night!” was all host Tracie Ellis-Ross could say in review after. 

Check out a clip of the performance below!

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Gwen Stefani & Blake Shelton: Why They’re ‘In No Rush’ To Say ‘I Do’ After 3 Years Together

Gwen Stefani and Blake Shelton fans know the two are staying away from the altar, for now. But why, especially after Gwen ‘might love a big wedding,’ as HL has EXCLUSIVELY learned?

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Peter Dinklage praises ‘beautiful’ Game of Thrones ending

OHMYGOSSIP — Peter Dinklage thinks his ‘Game of Thrones’ alter ego has a “beautiful” ending.
The 49-year-old actor has wrapped shooting his scenes as Tyrion Lannister for the final season of the HBO drama and he has praised showrunners David Benioff and D. B. Weiss for the “brilliant” final episodes of the fantasy saga, as he’s particularly satisfied with the final storylines he was given as the Hand of the Queen.
He told ‘Entertainment Tonight’: “There are no better writers in television than [showrunners] Dan Weiss and David Benioff. They ended it brilliantly. Better than I could have imagined and you people are in for it.
“It ends beautifully for my character whether it be tragic or not.”
Peter recently admitted he had found it hard to say goodbye to the show because he had “developed deep roots” in many of the areas he shot the drama in because it was so far away from the home he shares with wife Erica Schmidt and their two children.
He said last month: “I had my last day on set in July, just over two months ago now and it was very sad.
“This is not only a great TV show to be a part of, but it was an enormous family to be a part of.
“I’m sure you’ve heard that before from actors but in this case I was far from home, I live in New York and we shot the show in Europe, so many times I had to stay there and couldn’t go home on the weekends and I really developed deep roots in the community of Ireland and some of the other countries we shot in.
“It was definitely hard to say goodbye, because it wasn’t just saying goodbye to the show, I was saying goodbye to a life over there.”

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Janice Dickinson – The Alleged Victim Says She ‘Laughed With Joy And Relief’ Upon Learning About Bill Cosby’s Guilty Verdict!

One of the many women who accused Bill Cosby of sexual assault, Janice Dickinson, made it very clear that she couldn’t be any happier about the man’s prison sentence. The retired supermodel, now 63, was in attendance at the Carousel of Hope Ball last night and while there, she talked to ET, opening up about Brett Kavanaugh frustratingly getting onto the Supreme Court despite the accusations brought against him.

But at least Bill Cosby was found guilty, right?

‘I have had a tough week because of the Kavanaugh thing and I really am an activist that is behind women because I was not believed in the beginning. You have to believe the women, so I am going to keep my fight going.’

She went on to share that ‘I am still suing Cosby in a civil case, even if my attorney Lisa Bloom has to go to prison to take his deposition. But, you know what, I feel vindicated. We came out on top and it was just really a good thing for all women for the biggest serial rapist in the United States history gets taken away in handcuffs.’

The outlet’s reporter was curious to know how she reacted when learning about Cosby’s verdict.

‘I just laughed. Others cried. I was laughing just with joy and relief that he will not be able to do that to another woman,’ Dickinson responded.

She also previously talked to the Daily Mail shortly after the sentencing, saying: ‘I have been holding this in since 1982 and it is slowly seeping out of me, the toxicity levels of emotion and the catastrophic pain and the nightmares for so many years. I just bounced out of bed and was like, ‘Wow.’’

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So Sad: 20 Killed in ‘Horrific’ Limousine Crash Involving Wedding Party in Upstate New York

Twenty people were killed when a limousine carrying a wedding party crashed into a car and bystanders outside an upstate Apple Barrel Country Store, according to New York State Police.

via NY Post:

Eighteen of the dead were traveling in the limo, while two were bystanders, a person with knowledge of the investigation told The Associated Press.

Two vehicles, including the limo carrying a wedding party, collided at an intersection in Schoharie ? about 35 miles west of Albany ? around 1:55 p.m. Saturday, according to New York State Police.

The SUV-style stretch limo was speeding downhill when it smashed into another vehicle, sending at least one of them careening into the parking lot of the Apple Barrel cafe, a popular spot for tourists taking in upstate’s fall foliage, according to the Albany Times Union.

“I heard a loud bang, [and] I came out my front door to see what was going on,” resident Bridey Finnagen told local ABC affiliate News 10. “I saw a lot of people here at the Apple Barrel out in the parking lot. Then I heard screaming.

“Then I saw this large van, a very unusual looking vehicle out here in Schoharie, in the bushes and really wrecked, hit a tree,” she continued.

The crash kicked off a huge emergency response that included six ambulances, three fire companies and two helicopters, the Times Union reported.

“The first responders broke some windows [on the vehicles] to try to get people out,” said Finnegan. “I believe the Jaws of Life were here on the side of one of the fire trucks.”

State police confirmed the deaths of 20 people at the scene, but would not provide any other details pending a 3 p.m. news conference.

The names of the deceased were not immediately released as state police worked through notifying their next-of-kin in the wake of the massive smash-up.

Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board are en route to investigate one of the deadliest vehicular accidents the region has seen in years.

Those fearing that a loved one may have been involved in the collision are urged to call the New York State Police at (877) 672-4911.

So sad.

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Adrienne Bailon Throws Shades At Rob Kardashian — ‘The Real’ Co-Host Addresses Dating Kim’s Brother

Do not bother Adrienne Bailon with questions about her ex-boyfriend, Rob Kardashian, because she does not remember their failed romance.

Adrienne, who is now married to Israel Houghton, split from Rob over a decade ago after he cheated on her and was abusive towards her.

The co-host of The Real recently did a video where she opened up about her exes.

Talking about the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star, Adrienne said: “It’s funny when I think of heartbreak because at the moment you think that you are going to die. And now, looking back, I’m like ‘I’ve never had heartbreak.’”

In past interviews, the singer and actress had explained that Rob broke her heart.

She said the split made her feel insecure about her body and went on to explain: “He was 21 years old at the time — we were super young. With that being said, being cheated on will make you question yourself. You’ll be like, Was I not pretty enough? Was I not sexy enough? Am I not thin enough? Do I need to do more crunches? I mean, you will drive yourself insane. I never cheated on Rob. And I want to clarify that. And the way it’s said — it’s like, ‘She slept with many people.’ I’m like, ‘Uh, I can’t speak for anybody else, but I can assure [you] that was not me.’”

She also stated that being with a Kardashian ruined her career.

The entertainer confessed: “To be stuck with that Kardashian label, that was so hurtful to me and my career. I probably realized that too late—not that it would’ve affected my decisions regarding who I dated, but it would’ve affected my decision to appear on the show. At the time, I didn’t think anyone would even care. To this day, people will still say, ‘You ruined Rob’s life!’ and I’ll think, Damn, I was still playing with Barbie dolls when I met him.”

She continued: “It’s common knowledge that he cheated on me, and it always bothered me that people were like, ‘Pero, why couldn’t you forgive him?’ Why are women always the ones who have to forgive? If you cheated on a man, he would be like, ‘You’re disgusting, and I want nothing to do with you.’ But women, we’re supposed to be like, ‘He messed up. He made a mistake.’ And, in my situation, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh my God! I made a mistake!’ He strategically planned things out so that he could cheat on me, and that to me was so disloyal.”

Adrienne has really put the past behind.

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Ciara’s billionaire dream

OHMYGOSSIP — Ciara wants to be a billionaire.
The 32-year-old singer – who has son Future, four, with ex-husband Future, and 16-month-old Sienna with spouse Russell Wilson – has always set herself big goals and doesn’t believe there are any barriers in her way to success.
She said: “The first goal I wrote down was to get discovered. The second was to sell three to four million records. Third, have longevity.
“No dream is too big. I want to be a billionaire. I never thought, I can’t be because of the colour of my skin, I can’t be because of my gender. The more resources, the more you can do.”
But even if she does become a billionaire, the ‘Goodies’ singer admitted nothing will be a greater accomplishment than being a wife and mother.
She told America’s Cosmopolitan magazine: “I think my greatest accomplishment 10 years from now is that I would have a successful life as it pertains to my marriage and being a mom.
“It’s cool to want to do all these creative things, but it’s no good to gain the world if you lose your soul.”
Ciara tries to ignore her critics and simply focuses on achieving her goals.
She said: “When someone comes for you and you didn’t send for them, you keep your eye on the prize. I know what my mission is. I know what I’m hoping for and working hard for every day. And that’s my focus.
“I’m not going to let people steal my joy. I move on. New day, new opportunity, new energy, let’s go.”
After giving birth to her daughter last year, the ‘Level Up’ singer vowed to make time for herself so now fits in three workouts a day to feel good and look “sexy”.
She said: “It was kind of like, wake up in the morning, breastfeed, eat a small meal, go train, come back in, breastfeed, eat another meal, go train, then come back, have another meal, and then a third training session at night.
“It was a good challenge, one I set for myself, not for anyone else. Taking care of myself makes me feel really good. And I want to keep it sexy too, you know.”

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Oh No Ma’am! Bette Midler Says ‘Women are the N-Word of the World’

Bette Midler tried to make a point in the fight for gender equality and misfired — horribly.

via TMZ:

Bette tweeted Thursday — in the midst of protests in D.C. by women who strongly oppose the Supreme Court confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh — “Women, are the n-word of the world.”

She added to her point by saying women are … “Raped, beaten, enslaved, married off, worked like dumb animals; denied education and inheritance; enduring the pain and danger of childbirth and life IN SILENCE for THOUSANDS of years.”

Midler ends her tweet by saying women “are the most disrespected creatures on earth.”

In 2 hours, her tweet has elicited almost 7 thousand replies, many of which are blasting her for minimizing racism while at the same time hurting the feminist movement. 

Others are pissed that Midler, a rich white woman, is comparing the plight of women to the history of mistreatment of black people.

We hope Bette issues a clarification and an apology rather quickly [apology below] — it’s October and we already planned on watching ‘Hocus Pocus’ at least twice before Halloween. We can’t have Bette out here getting canceled.

 

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Porsha Williams And Kenya Moore Show Off Their Pregnant Bellies And Fans Love Their Friendship

Both Porsha Williams and Kenya Moore are pregnant, and the ladies keep sharing photos of their pregnancies on social media account after telling their fans the big news. Kenya made her own announcement public for quite a while, and Porsha did the same but more recently.

Porsha is expecting a baby with her boo, Dennis McKinley and she couldn’t be happier these days as you can definitely tell from all her recent posts on Instagram.

‘#Swipe Mommas out on the town! 🤩 & Check out snapback queen Eva #Guhhatl @wetv’ Porsha captioned her post.

Someone wrote in the comments section ‘“Kenya’s been pregnant for too long she should have been had that baby…” well she just announced she was pregnant in March and it takes 40 weeks to carry a baby sooo🤷🏽‍♀️

Another follower wanted to know if Eva Marcille did something to Porsha: ‘Did Eva do something to you? All ya pics your smiling ear to ear and with her you look depressed lol’

.Another follower wrote that they are ‘excited when I see these two together!!!!! Kenya and Porsha would have been friends and worked out everything this season. But since Andy let Kenya go was mess up❤.❤❤❤❤❤🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾🙌🏾😍😍😍😍😍😍

Someone else also gushed over the ladies and said ‘Beautiful ladies🔥❤ I am so excited for the new moms to be!! I feel like I’m family!! Lol Be blessed🙏🏽

A commenter wrote ‘I am really happy for you and Kenya. You all both wanted your family the traditional way, and now its happening. #Godstiming #Glowing’

Another person wanted to know why is everyone questioning Kenya’s pregnancy: ‘Why are people questioning how long Kenya has been pregnant? Kenya announced she was pregnant when she 1st found out. Porsha announced almost halfway through her pregnancy. Big difference so of course, Kenya pregnancy seems long. You are seeing her pregnant the FULL 9 months. While most celebs you only go through 4-5 months of their pregnancy. 🤦🏽‍♀️

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Louis Theroux back with Altered States

OHMYGOSSIP — Louis Theroux’s new BBC Two show ‘Altered States’ will show him exploring “love, life and death” in the United States.
The 48-year-old documentary filmmaker is investigating
how changing social attitudes in America have changed how people live, how they raise their children and how they die.
The first episode ‘Take My Baby’ will explore the adoption industry and the multi-million dollar business of mothers selling their newborn babies, whilst the second installment is entitled ‘Maximum Love’ and will see Louis travel to Portland, the US capital of polyamory and ethical non-monogamy.
The series concludes in California with the episode ‘Choosing Death’ in which Louis explores the six American states that allows the terminally ill to choose to end their lives on their own terms.
In a statement, Louis said: “I have always been interested in how people conduct the most intimate aspects of their lives. For this series we looked at the new ways Americans are approaching some of humanity’s oldest dilemmas: pregnant mums who feel unequipped to keep their babies and so pick new parents for them; the world of polyamory aka ‘ethical non-monogamy’; and people with debilitating conditions who opt to hasten their own deaths.”
Louis has been given “extraordinary levels of access” for the three-part special and admits it was a “privilege” to be able to tell the stories of the people featured in the programme.
Louis added: “All of these stories have something a touch utopian about them, involving a kind of idealism and forward thinking that brings new opportunities but also new risks.
“I have been given extraordinary levels of access to courageous people and families across the United States, many of them enduring unbelievable levels of stress and anguish, and it was a privilege to be allowed into their lives in this most personal way.”
Louis achieved success and received critical acclaim for his shows ‘Weird Weekends’ – which ran from 1998-2000 – and ‘When Louis Met…’ which saw him profile several celebrities, including now controversial figures Jimmy Savile and Max Clifford.
‘Altered States’ will air later this year with an official date yet to be announced although he has hinted himself it will hit screens in November.

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Too Lit! Border Agent Pleads Guilty to Accidentally Starting a Wildfire During a Gender Reveal Party, Fined $220K

An Arizona border patrol agent accidentally started a wildfire with a firearm and explosives during a gender reveal party and has been ordered to pay a hefty fine.

via Complex:

Arizona Daily Star reports that border patrol agent Dennis Dickey was off-duty at the time of the incident that resulted in a massive fire that quickly spread.

Dickey reportedly shot at the explosive Tannerite, with the color of the subsequent powder plume to reveal the expected sex of the baby. Blue symbolized boy and pink for girl. Things didn’t go exactly as planned.

At the time the blaze began, the National Weather Service had issued a fire watch warning. When Dickey shot at the target, the colored explosion ignited. Dickey reported the fire at the time of the incident, which went down back in April of 2017 close to Madera Canyon, and admitted he was responsible for the blaze.

“It was a complete accident,” Dickey said to the judge. “I feel absolutely horrible about it. It was probably one of the worst days of my life.” Dickey pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor offense of causing a fire without a permit, and has been ordered to pay a cool $ 220,000 in restitution. He will also serve five years of probation.

According to the Department of Justice, the Sawmill Fire that he caused resulted in over $ 8 million in damages. It eventually spread across an astonishing 47,000 acres over a week and around 800 firefighters were called on to fight the blaze.

Thankfully, no injuries were reported as a result of the fire.

For those wondering, none of the news articles we’ve read about this story indicate whether he had a boy or a girl.

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‘Zombies’ Stars Milo Manheim & Meg Donnelly Reunite In Adorable ‘American Housewife’ Photos

A ‘Zombies’ reunion on ‘American Housewife?’ Yes, please! HollywoodLife is debuting EXCLUSIVE photos of Milo Manheim guest-starring on Meg Donnelly’s ABC show! The pictures are TOO CUTE!

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Jennifer Lawrence Shows Up At Ex-Boyfriend Nicholas Hoult’s Movie Premiere With Her New Man!

The actress likes to remain friendly with all of her former partners. As a result, there was no problem for Jennifer Lawrence to show up at ex Nicholas Hoult’s new film’s premiere alongside her new boyfriend, Cooke Maroney.

The pair looked great as they went to watch the first screening of The Favourite which stars her X-Men co-star and former beau.

As for her fashion, Lawrence wore a long black dress and accessorized with a thick gold choker.

Her boyfriend looked great too, in a classic black suit.

Furthermore, another ex was at the premiere which would have been even more awkward if we were not talking about Jennifer Lawrence!

Director Darren Aronofsky is the man Jennifer dated for almost a year after connecting on the set of the movie Mother! and he was in attendance.

After they split, the actress stopped by Marc Maron’s WTF podcast back in February and she opened up about how she usually stays friends with her exes.

‘I’m friends with all my exes, actually. For the most part. I have a theory: I think it is because I am blunt. I do not think you can have any sort of bad relationship with anyone if you are just blunt. Everyone always knows how you feel at all times and there is no lying, it is just honesty. Everybody is a good guy to each other. All of my boyfriends have been wonderful. Nick [Hoult] was a great boyfriend,’ she told the host.

She and Hoult were together for four years before putting an end to their relationship in 2014.

Sure enough, they are on good terms and they even worked together on the upcoming movie X-Men: Dark Phoenix.

In fact, one shared scene was featured in the latest trailer and it was super emotional.

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