Month: April 2018

Eye Candy: Fitness trainer Trevor Bell
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Eye Candy: Fitness trainer Trevor Bell

Our eye-candy columns are back, and this one, is no exception to the fine-ness that is melanin. Meet, Trevor Bell,  this week's Man Crush Monday. Bell, perhaps, is quite known in the fitness and meal planning  arena as someone who has built an impressive client-list (including a few NFL ballers).
Charlize Theron talks about gaining 50lbs for her role in Tully
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Charlize Theron talks about gaining 50lbs for her role in Tully

Charlize Theron, is ehum, one of the most famous actresses in the world -- but even she has things she says she doesn't think she could handle.  In an interview with ET,  Theron (who openly adopted two babies as children)  Theron revealed that after gaining 50 lbs she "probably wouldn't have anymore children, because, I don't think it would work very well". The trailer for the infamous film.   Read about the interview, here. 
Jennifer Lopez, 49, looks FABULOUS   in cover shoot for Time 100 Feature
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Jennifer Lopez, 49, looks FABULOUS in cover shoot for Time 100 Feature

Jennifer Lopez may be 49, but, that doesn't mean she's ready to slow down her epic workload and unrelenting motivation to do better than she did yesterday. As one of this years'  top picks for Time Magazines'  100 Most Influential People, the singer sat down with Time Magazine to chat about her many  projects throughout Hollywood. Of the most notable (obviously her singing career;  Shades of Blue,  her stints as music host(s), previously American Idol, and the list could go on for about an hour).   In the  interview, Lopez  remembers how "people used to box me in, especially, being a woman in an industry like this". Check out the fabulous pictures and videos from the shoot below (see the Time article here).
Trump to pardon the world’s first major black boxer
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Trump to pardon the world’s first major black boxer

And no we're not talking about Floyd Mayweather for the younger crowd.  According to Sylvester Stalone; the White House, and Donald Trump himself --  Jack Johnson could see his 1913 felony conviction indefinitely overturned.  The Washington Post reports that  Johnson, who was convicted under the Mann Act in 1913 [for taking his white girlfriend across state lines]  spent a year in jail  after the conviction by an all-white jury. "Sylvester Stallone called me with the story of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson. His trials and tribulations were great, his life complex and controversial," Trump tweeted. "Others have looked at this over the years, most thought it would be done, but yes, I am considering a Full Pardon!"  
Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer, dead at 49
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Austin Powers actor Verne Troyer, dead at 49

He was best known, ehum, perhaps for   starring as mini-me alongside Mike Myers in Austin Powers. In that film, which is not appropriate for all ages,  the two made for a comedy-wild-ride.   Troyer. Troyer's manager posted on Instagram  that he had been battling with  depression for quite some time.
Donald Trump to play host in first-ever state dinner: Reports
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Donald Trump to play host in first-ever state dinner: Reports

WASHINGTON --   The Trump clan will  officially host its first state-dinner in the White House, and, it is expected to be nothing short of over-the-top.  According to reports,   French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte will be visiting Tuesday for the first time. The state-visit comes  after Trump 's wild tour of Asia last year, and now, it's his turn to wine-and-dine foreign leaders. The White House is remaining hush on any actual details about the soiree, but,   reporters outside the WH today noticed several catering trucks and the like arriving at the Oval Office.   The First couple will also dine with  Macron and his wife a second time at Mount Vernon, the home of America's First President George Washington.  
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Prince’s version of Nothing Compares 2 U is here [Watch]

A new song, of sorts ehum, is here.   While he originally wrote Nothing Compares 2 U, it, was in fact made famous by Sinead O' Connor in 1990.    For whatever reason, his  first studio version of the song is now making rounds on the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cpGA0azFdCs
Reports: Jeff Sessions to resign as  Attorney General of the United States
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Reports: Jeff Sessions to resign as Attorney General of the United States

Jeff Sessions may soon not have a job, at least, as attorney general. According to several sources (The New York Times; The Washington Post, and more)   Sessions has threatened to resign from office  if Rod Rosenstein is indeed fired by Donald Trump.    For weeks, the White House  has been plagued by reports that Trump is swiftly moving to remove Rosenstein over his involvement in the Russian investigation. Sessions "has been concerned for months" about the way Donald Trump treats Rosenstein, someone, who was overwhelmingly confirmed by the Senate last year with bipartisan support.    Meanwhile, Trump is otherwise wrangling with news of an apparent scam perpetrated by Trump himself in the 1980's. On Saturday, the New York Times unleashed an audio tape  released by another reporte...
Ariana Grande flashes  toned tummy as she takes the stage at Coachella
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Ariana Grande flashes toned tummy as she takes the stage at Coachella

Ariana Grande, as of late, is  as mysterious as ever before. But over the weekend, the pop sensation   took to the sensational stage at Coachella for her exceptional solo-set.  Decked out in her usual purple style; accessories included  fingerless gloves,    a short tutu style skirt,  and her namesake ponytail.
A starring career, now jarring sex trafficking charges [In Depth]
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A starring career, now jarring sex trafficking charges [In Depth]

If you haven't been under a rock this weekend,  you've probably heard that a very familiar face from 90 's television is now facing some pretty serious federal charges.  Allison Mack, per the DOJ, apparently joined  a cult; recruited women, and then helped facilitate them into forced sex and labor. No, shit.    DOJ documents (and statements from department heads) confirmed that Mack  allegedly joined a Naxium cult that was "supposed to be a support and self-help group for women but instead turned out to be a total nightmare". Her accomplice?  Per documents,   her accomplice has been identified as 30-something Keith Raniere ("some of which was both her  master, but also, her  specialist").      Mack allegedly served as both his recruitment officer, and, his slave in several different ...
The case of a missing Kentucky woman on the 22nd anniversary of her disappearance
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The case of a missing Kentucky woman on the 22nd anniversary of her disappearance

Missing persons are a common feat in America, but,  some go cold after decades of being missing.  The case of Alyne Barrick, is, indeed no different.  Barrick,  disappeared 22 years ago today from her rural neighborhood  where she lived in a cozy cabin in Kentucky. Dateline has more on the interesting case, in which, traces back to 1996  when she took her dog Fifi   for a walk around 2:30 pm. That day, like any other, had  began like a normal day for  Barrick. This is where it gets murky.   On that same night,   Barrick returned home after her usual morning routine to begin her evening routine. There,  she would then reportedly light her usual  cigg;  hang out at home, and begin getting ready for bed. "Only part of her dentures were in the cup, the others were missing"   police t...
James Comey may be in trouble with the law over his (“classified memos”)
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James Comey may be in trouble with the law over his (“classified memos”)

James Comey,  former FBI director (and infamous memo maker) may actually be in deep shit with the law itself. According to the Wall Street Journal,  Comey's memos (particularly two of them) have caught the eyes of the FBI and its inspector general. Now, ehum, they're under investigation for violations of federal law due to their classification within the DOJ as ("top secret"). According to the Journal, the memos reportedly contain  "blacked out information"  that Comey allegedly blacked  out himself after declaring that it was private. Although only one of them was blacked out, the other,  caught the attention of the general who now says Comey  is under federal investigation. James Comey himself, ehum, has been on sort of a press blitz about his new book and the letters as a whole. ...
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Renowned DJ Avicii is dead at 28

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OB4AEh0t4WA OMAN --  According to  his publicist,   renowned DJ  Avicii was found dead in Muscat Oman this week.    Friday brought the news public after the 28-year-old was found in  an apparent hotel room  due to unknown circumstances. To offer a sense of privacy to his family, we, will not publish the information from numerous sources who have already called into our newspaper with various claims about how he died.  TMZ  was first to report the news. Avicii whose real name is Tim Bergling was one of the best known DJ 's in the world.  Some of which, who, subsequently managed to  gain worldwide fame  and often sold out many of his arena tours.  
Prince Charles named as next head of Commonwealth Realms: Reports
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Prince Charles named as next head of Commonwealth Realms: Reports

Great news for Queen Elizabeth II, as, it has now been confirmed that Prince Charles will be the next head of the Commonwealth Realms.    Over the week,  Buckingham Palace hosted the Commonwealth meetings to determine who will succeed the Queen upon her death. The Queen turned 92 today. Yesterday, the Queen herself announced that she wanted her first-born son to succeed her as the next  King.    The move was the first of its kind, and, a bold one at that to have come directly from the Queen herself. The Queen, however, is still in excellent health even at the age of 92.
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