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Jussie Smollett Charged With Filing False Report

(Chicago, IL) – The attack on Jussie Smollett has finally come full circle and not in a good way as he is now being charged with filing a false report that registers as a class 4 felony.

It was a freezing cold late January night in Chicago, when Jussie Smollett said that he went to a local store close to his apartment to get something to eat at around 2 in the morning.   What happened next was honestly random, but in this world that we live in now, no-one is surprised by anything that happens.

Jussie, sitting on top rated show Good Morning America, shedded tears as he told Robin Roberts about an attack he suffered in which two masked men hurled racist and homophobic slurs at him, beat him, threw some type of chemical liquid on him, and looped a rope around his neck in Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood while yelling this is MAGA country.

Jussie, defiantly told Robin, “He punched me in the face and I punched his ass back.”  Encouraging other members of the LGBTQ community to not be afraid when confronted with adversity.  It was a good story.  One of bravery in the face of racism and hatred towards gays and black people in a tense political time for the United States.

But there were still a lot of holes …questions? Who in their right mind was out in Chicago going to get something to eat in the middle of a storm that hit Chicago with below freezing temperatures. Who??…..again who….has that much hatred for someone that they stand outside of his apartment in freezing cold temperatures hoping that their target will surface on the outside.  Armed with bleach and rope, would he come out or nah? And how was it that Jussie could say for certain that the men captured on surveillance video were in fact the men who attacked him? How was he so sure? Oh…because he was there.

One thing that was odd to me, Jussie said, as he was having this candid discourse with Robin, if I tell the truth……stop right there.  IF you are telling the truth, whether they believe you or not should never enter your mind.  Forget his reluctance to give up his phone records, we can all understand his reasoning behind that.  But at the point in which the portion you do give… produces nothing…red flags. How hard is it to show that your manager, friend or whoever was on the phone with you at a certain time of the night/day.  A screenshot would suffice.

By the time authorities identified the two people of interest on the surveillance video who turned out to be minorities and not white.  The …”This is MAGA country” verbiage became questionable.  But at the point in which they flat out told authorities Smollett planned the whole thing….all consideration stopped.

Now, to be fair, before they cooperated, the brothers told the cops they were friends of Jussie’s and were shocked to hear about what happened to him. LIES?  When they realized their falsities weren’t working they seemingly spilled all the details.  From how Jussie had sent hate mail to himself and was upset that it didn’t get a lot of attention. They  went on to detail the course of events for the night of the attack and at the end of the gab fest it was concluded that Jussie had possibly orchestrated the whole attack.

After word spread that he allegedly set the whole thing up, video surfaced of the two brothers purchasing ski masks, gloves and a red hat in a store the day before the attack. and police wanted another word with the Empire star. Are they telling the truth? Did Jussie really stage a class 4 felony attack for attention? Time will tell……

In the meantime, he’s officially being charged with filing a false report and is due in court tomorrow at 1:30pm.

 

 

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Serena Marries Alexis In New Orleans

(SL) -Beyonce and other Celebs as well as her family and daughter were on hand to watch the tennis champ marry Alexis. Looks like true love…wishing the best to them!

The couple got married at the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans in a Beauty and the Beast-themed bash.

In an exclusive interview, Serena told Vogue Magazine, “Alexis really wanted to do New Orleans. It’s his favorite city besides Brooklyn. It’s got a heavy European influence.  It’s fun and has amazing food. He just loves the vibe.”

It comes after Alexis planned a romantic proposal. Serena came home one day to find her bags already packed and had absolutely no idea where she was going until she got on the flight.

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She tells Vogue, “Alexis flew me out to Rome, back to the exact table where we’d met. We were both really nervous but also excited to take this huge step. It was such a beautiful moment.”

The bride wore Alexander McQueen. The bridesmaids and Alexis Jr. were gorgeous in Galia Lahav dresses.

Weinstein Takes Leave From Company After Sex Harassment Story

(SL) – A major Hollywood heavyweight is taking a leave of absence after a report about sexual harassment accusations. Harvey Weinstein is at the center of a “New York Times” story that cites dozens of current and former employees and associates who accuse the studio exec of inappropriate sexual behavior, including actresses Ashley Judd and Rose McGowan.

In a statement to the “Times,” Weinstein said he is planning to take the leave from the Weinstein Company and is working with a therapist to address his past behavior. He said he sincerely apologizes for the pain caused by his past behavior with colleagues. The “Times” says Weinstein has reached confidential settlements with at least eight women.

The Weinstein Company’s films include many critically acclaimed titles including “The Artist,” “The King’s Speech” and “Silver Linings Playbook.”

{Video} “She started hitting me. I busted her lip and she started spitting blood in my face.” Chris Brown Opens Up About Fight With Rihanna In Welcome To My Life

(SL) – Chris Brown’s documentary “Welcome To My Life” is receiving rave reviews. Check out this piece where he opens up about that life changing night with Rihanna and what led up to it.

Real Estate: Homes Of The Rich And Famous

(SL) – In this edition of Lifestyles of The Rich And Famous 🙂 we take a look at some of the most jaw-dropping celebrity homes! From Brad and Angelina to Dr. Dre and John Travolta, let’s see where some of Hollywood’s most elite lay their heads.

Alexis Arquette Brings Up Will And Jada Gay Rumors Amid Oscars Drama

(SL) – Criticism continues to be levied at Will Smith and Jada Pinkett-Smith after Jada said she was boycotting this year’s Oscars, after the academy failed to nominate any black talent for the second year in a row. First Janet Hubert unleashed a 4 minute lecture to one of Hollywood’s golden couples and now Transgender actress Alexis Arquette has a few choice words for Will and Jada.

In a detailed Facebook post, Arquette called Will and Jada ‘Gay Hypocrites’ alleging Will’s first marriage ended when his ex-wife walked in on him with servicing his quote ‘ Sugar daddy Benny Medina’.

Medina is a powerful Hollywood manager who has worked with stars including Jennifer Lopez and Tyra Banks.

305A708F00000578-3407231-image-m-25_1453241743064Arquette wrote, ‘When Jada comes out as Gay and her beard husband admits his first marriage ended when she walked in to him **** servicing his Sugar Daddy Benny Medina ..then I will listen to them.’

The transgender actress later added in the comment section: ‘”She” being his FIRST wife. Paid off, silent.’ Will’s first marriage to Sheree Zampino ended in divorce in 1995 and he married Jada two years later.1622003_10152812525046320_7057704390115068562_nArquette, is the sister of Patricia Arquette who won an Academy Award in 2014 for her performance in Boyhood.  Arquette went on to talk about how Will threw a fit on the set of Six Degrees of Separation when he was required by the scene to kiss Anthony Rapp.

‘He persuaded the director to shoot the back of his head in frame. Blocking the non existent lip lock entirely. ‘F*** him. Gays have enemies. They lurk in gilded closets. Outing is healthy. You are either with or against us. You decide. Today.”

Will and Jada have yet to respond to Arquette’s allegations and post was removed from Facebook late Tuesday evening. The couple haven’t acknowledged Janet Hurbert’s video message either. Check it out below.

 

Turning Back The Clock: 50 Is The New 30

(SL) – A number of celebs, including beauty Shania Twain, might be turning 50 in 2015; but they don’t look it! Yes, Hollywood affords certain nips and tucks, but most of these guys seem to be letting nature take its course. Click through to see who else is defying time and sipping from the fountain of youth.