(Bleacher Report) – Darnell Dockett is on a journey. One that has lasted for over 20 years.
On July 4, 1994, then-13-year-old Darnell returned to his Decatur, Georgia, home to discover his mom’s lifeless body lying in the hallway. Dockett vividly remembers the blood on the wall and the position in which he found his mother. The case remains unsolved. There are currently no leads and no suspects for the murder of Cheryl Hambrick.
To this day, Dockett is thoroughly convinced the person responsible was someone his mother knew. Someone close to the family. He’s also convinced the killer is watching him closely, but from afar…hiding in shame.
The former Arizona Cardinals Pro Bowl defensive tackle opens up about his life before and after that horrific day. For the first time since his mother’s death, Darnell visits the house where his life trajectory so violently changed course. He searches into the ghosts of his past hoping to find the closure he so desperately seeks.
(Daily Mail) – Sean Penn has filed a $10 million defamation suit against director Lee Daniels, who he claims falsely accused him of being a wife beater in a recent interview.
In an interview with the Hollywood Reporter published last week, Daniels compared the domestic violence histories of both Penn and Empire star Terrence Howard, saying: ‘[Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f*****’ demon. That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.’
But Penn claims that Daniels was wrong to compare him with Howard – who has admitted to hitting two of his wives.
The Daily Mail reports, Daniels falsely equates Penn with Howard, even though, while he has certainly had several brushes with the law, Penn (unlike Howard) has never been arrested, much less convicted, for domestic violence, as his ex-wives (including Madonna) would confirm and attest,’ the lawsuit reads. Penn’s lawyer, former federal prosecutor Mathew Rosengart, writes in the lawsuit that as a public figure, the actor has ‘for years been the subject of scandalous, scurrilous, and baseless attacks.
‘But Penn like any citizen, has a right to defend himself and will no longer tolerate the reckless and malicious behavior of others, who seek to aggrandize themselves or their projects at his expense. Accordingly, and because of Daniels’ defamatory statements, Penn brings this action for monetary relief, and to deter Daniels and others from their defamatory actions.’
Penn went on to say that Daniels statements about Howard were ‘egregious’ in the sense that they also seem ‘to condone Howard’s reported misconduct.’ Daniels directs Howard on the Fox hit series Empire.
(CNN) – The Republican 2016 hopefuls may have spent most of Wednesday night’s CNN debate savaging each other on everything from marijuana and immigration to abortion and taxes, but they also devoted plenty of time to their favorite boogeyman abroad: Iran.
From frontrunner Donald Trump to underdog Ted Cruz, candidate after candidate lined up to burnish their foreign policy credentials by slamming the nuclear agreement between Iran and world powers.
(Daily Mail) – Lupita Nyong’o resembled a golden goddess clad in Valentino on her second Vogue cover,
which hits newsstands next Tuesday. ‘What an honor, joy and THRILL it was to work on this October issue!’ the 32-year-old Oscar winner wrote to her 1.7M Instagram followers.
Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the Non-Stop actress – styled by Tonne Goodman – in Paris at the Schiaparelli House and the Picasso Museum.
The discrimination continued while the 12 Years a Slave star attended Massachusetts’ Hampshire College at age 20.
‘I realized that my skin color was making some people see me differently,’ the Mexican-born, Kenyan-raised actress recalled.
‘As Africans, we don’t grow up with a racial identity.
We grow up with cultural and ethnic identity before racial identity. I never used the word black as a child. It was never a thing. When was I ever discussing black? Why?’
Now an undisputed fashion icon, Lupita fronts Lancôme and relies on her stylist Micaela Erlanger for vibrant red carpet ensembles.
Luminous: The Non-Stop star’s radiant complexion gleamed as she posed in a breathtaking ornate blue-petaled gown from Givenchy, but her exotic beauty wasn’t always embraced
Hitting US/UK theaters December 18! In J. J. Abrams’ sci-fi flick, Lupita was motion-captured with over ‘168 dots’ for four months to create the CGI character, Pirate Maz Kanata
Work of art: Photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott shot the 32-year-old Oscar winner – styled by Tonne Goodman – in Paris at the Schiaparelli House and the Picasso Museum
(Atlanta, Ga) – The last few days for Tori Kelly have been that of pop star dreams and fantasy wishes! The
‘Should hhave been’ singer helped ESPN and the NFL kick off the 2015-2016 season by singing the National Anthem at the Atlanta Falcons’ season opener Monday night. Afterwards, Kelly hit the road to surprise a fan in Gainesville, Florida – Jamal Davis, who needed a heart.
“This is Jamal. He found out this summer that his heart was failing him, and he would need a transplant,” Kelly writes, captioning the emotional clip (below). “The people from the hospital reached out to me and said that Jamal was a fan of my music, and he would fall asleep listening to my album every night.” Needless to say, the song takes on a bigger, more life-affirming meaning.
She continues, “They also told me that Jamal loved to sing, as well. Ever since I found out, I’ve been trying to get to Gainesville to visit him. I’m so happy it finally worked out. I got to surprise Jamal at the studio (where he was working on his EP), and we did this impromptu version of ‘City Dove’ together.
Praise God that he successfully got a new heart, and he’s out of the hospital! Seeing that huge smile of his light up the entire room was so incredible. I hope it makes you smile today like it made me.”
(ATLANTA, Ga) — It was a physical one at the Dome between the 1st place NFC Division Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles as the NFL jumped off the 2015 -2016 season!
Falcons new head coach, Dan Quinn put it best, post game for the press when he basically broke down the process of ‘gettin’ after it’ (one of his catchphrases) and how it all came down to executing and well….getting after it!
Under the proud eyes of Owner, Arthur Blank, Quinn talked about timely defense and WR Julio Jones, who, along with franchise quarterback Matt Ryan came alive again under Kyle Shanahan’s new offense.
As reported by ESPN, Jones gave everyone their money’s worth, including team owner Arthur Blank. The two-time Pro Bowl receiver was everything the Atlanta Falcons hoped he would be in the season-opening victory against the Eagles. Jones was on another level Monday night, dominating the field and displaying his game-changing ability.
(Harpers Bazaar)– America’s next top model won’t be predicted by a reality show this year. Instead, she’ll be scientifically proven in a lab. Yahoo Style reports that academics have created a formula to predict which models will take the fashion world by storm. Researchers at Indiana University crunched the numbers from a directory of 400 fashion models; they factored in data from last fall about hair color, eye color, height, measurements, dress size, shoe size, modeling agency and runways walked.
After plugging in those numbers, they also took to Instagram, figuring out how many followers, likes and posts each model had.
And it turns out that Instagram is just as important as a modeling agency. The higher the number of likes, comments and posts, the more likely the model would be more successful during Fashion Week.
(Success, in this case, meant number of runways walked.) Modeling agencies were still important, as was height; each additional inch in height doubled the model’s chances of booking a show.
Disappointingly, larger hip, dress and shoe sizes decreased a model’s chance of success The researchers tested their predictions during the Fall 2015 season by narrowing down models considered “New Faces” in the directory. (That way, past experience wouldn’t affect their chances of getting hired.)
.Palatial Property Set on six private acres on the Atlantic Ocean in one of the most expensive neighborhoods in the United States, Dion’s Bahamian-style 10,000-square-foot home boasts eight bedrooms and a covetable 415 feet of private beach.
Celine’s $72 Million Dollar Mansion
Cook’s Dream The kitchen basks in the glow of twinkling recessed lighting, and stretches before a wall of windows.
Sleek Station A second gleaming kitchen boasts dual center islands, a row of pendant lamps, and beautifully-lit cabinet space.
Lush Living One of the home’s eight bedrooms is dressed in rich browns, with mirrored casegoods and Regency-style seating.
Beauty Rest Another bedroom features a similarly dark palette, but trades white ceilings for deeply-hued wood, and benefits from shuttered doors to allow light in—or shut it out for a good night’s sleep
View From The Master Bedroom The master bedroom features sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean. Atlantic Ocean
Every Girl’s Dream The master closet is like a scene out of Clueless, with electric racks and a revolving shoe carousel.
Spa Sensibility A sprawling bathroom has a deep soaking tub at its center and an oversize shower complete with a Kartell Ghost chair.
Glamourous Goodies In addition to a whitewashed media room, the property has an impressive list of extras, including a beach house with a massage room, tennis and basketball courts, a childrens play house, and a croquet court.
Water, Water Everywhere Winding through the main house and several guest pavilions is a man-made river, centering around a massive pool with water slides and water-gun stations.
Pool Party When the couple built the beachfront home in 2010, they introduced water features to the pool area usually seen only in public water parks.
Private Paradise In addition to the main house, there are five pavilions serving a host of different functions, including guest quarters and a tennis house (that features, what else? A simulated golf range).
From Above The property is five and a half acres, with over 400 feet of coastline.
Large Screen You’ll find large screens installed throughout the home.
Lit from Within The home is currently for sale. Originally priced at $72 million, it’s now listed at $62.5 million.
The Game Room The game room comes complete with stand-up arcade games.
Your Personal Waterslide
Tennis Time Feeling sporty?
(Lonny)– Welcome to Paradise! When you’re Celine Dion, international superstar and diva extraordinaire, no request is too large. So when the songstress and husband Rene Angelil bought this Jupiter Island, Florida property in 2010, no expense was spared in turning it into their ultimate warm-weather hideaway. See the photos.