Attorney Gloria Allred says R Kelly is 'the worst' predator she has ever pursued – video

After R Kelly was convicted in his sex trafficking trial, attorney Gloria Allred, who represented several of Kelly's alleged victims, said the R&B singer is 'the worst' predator she has ever pursued in her 47 years of practicing law. Kelly was convicted by a federal jury on all nine counts he faced after prosecutors accused the R&B singer of being the ringleader of a decades-long racketeering and sex trafficking scheme that preyed upon Black women and children. Kelly’s lawyer Deveraux Cannick sa...
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Cadence Weapon Wins Polaris Prize

Each year, the Polaris Music Prize goes to the best Canadian album of the year. This year’s nominees included Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s Theory Of Ice, DijahSB’s Head Above The Waters, Dominique Fils-Aimé’s Three Little Words, Mustafa’s When Smoke Rises, the OBGMs’ The Ends, Klô Pelgag’s Notre-Dame-des-Sept-Douleurs, TOBi’s Elements Vol. 1, Zoon’s Bleached Wavves, and the Weather Station’s Ignorance. And tonight, the award went to Cadence Weapon for Parallel World.
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Dez Bryant Faces Backlash For Saying Colin Kaepernick’s Protest Didn’t Have A Call To Action

Dez Bryant is facing intense backlash after his comments on Colin Kaepernick's NFL protest while on the 'I AM ATHLETE' podcast where he expressed he didn't think Colin had a 'call to action.
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Simone Biles Says She “Should Have Quit” Gymnastics Way Before Tokyo Olympics As Trauma From Sexual Abuse Haunts Her

Simone Biles says she should have quit gymnastics before Tokyo Olympics
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Who Looked More Bangin’ At The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures Opening Gala?

Stars including Issa Rae, Regina King and Tessa Thompson enjoyed the opening gala of the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles this weekend.
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#BMF Premiere: Kash Doll Tiddays Tremendously In Screen-Sizzling Scene, Tantalizes Thirsty Twitter

We compiled the funniest, wildest and messiest reactions to Kash Doll's screen-sizzling sex scene in the "BMF" series premere
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LOCK HIM UP: Jury Finds R. Kelly Guilty Of All Counts In Federal Sex Trafficking Case

R Kelly is officially found guilty of all crimes related to his federal sex trafficking case in New York. A moment that many have waited on for decades.
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Watch Kelly Clarkson Sing The Living Hell Out Of Depeche Mode’s “Enjoy The Silence”

The cool thing about Kelly Clarkson having a daytime talk show is that it gives Kelly Clarkson a whole lot of chances to sing a whole lot of songs. On her Kelly Clarkson Show, Clarkson starts each episode with a segment called Kellyoke. Every day, she sings a shortened version of a different song. Usually, it’ll be a deeply familiar one, and her selections can be lovably random: Janet Jackson! The Spin Doctors! Ginuwine, with Chris Martin from Coldplay! On her show today, Clarkson took on a broo...
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High School Sweetheart Splits: Miguel & Nazanin Mandi Separate After 17 Years—‘We Wish Each Other Well’

A seemingly harmonious couple is calling it quits after nearly two decades together. Miguel and Nazanin Mandi have announced their breakup after dating as high school sweethearts, getting engaged in 2016 and tying the knot in 2018. "After 17 years together, Miguel and Nazanin Mandi have decided to separate and have been for some time now," a rep for the couple told PEOPLE exclusively. "The couple both wish each other well." The singer-songwriter, 35, and the actress and model, 35,...
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How A Hit Song Behaves Like A Viral Infection

“When a disease breaks into a population you tend to see a sharp increase in infection cases and eventually it will peak at some point when it sort of makes its way through the susceptible population and starts to decline. We see that same pattern with song downloads in our data.” – CBC
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R Kelly verdict caps decades of abuse that predominantly targeted Black women and children

Court heard Kelly used fame and power to subject his victims to sexual and physical abuseR Kelly’s conviction on racketeering and sex trafficking charges came after a trial that shocked the US and opened the eyes of a nation to claims of shocking, decades-long abuse that predominantly targeted Black women and children.Jurors in a New York federal court heard from multiple witnesses over the weeks-long trial of behavior by the singer, with a common theme of Kelly using his fame and power to subje...
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R Kelly verdict caps decades of abuse that predominantly targeted young Black girls

Trial of the singer had theme of Kelly using his fame and power to subject his victims to sexual and physical abuseR Kelly’s conviction on racketeering and sex trafficking charges came after a trial that shocked the US and opened the eyes of a nation to claims of shocking, decades-long abuse that predominantly targeted young Black girls.Jurors in a New York federal court heard from multiple witnesses over the weeks-long trial of behavior by the singer, with a common theme of Kelly using his fame...
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R. Kelly Found Guilty Of Racketeering And Sex Trafficking

R. Kelly has been convicted on racketeering and sex trafficking charges. As the New York Times reports, a federal jury in New York found the Chicago-born R&B superstar, born Robert Kelly, guilty of racketeering and eight counts of sex trafficking. The jury concluded that Kelly is the leader of a decades-long scheme to recruit women and underage girls for sex.
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The Biggest Country Crossover Hit Of 2021 Is A Literal Applebee’s Ad

“Fancy Like” didn’t start out as an Applebee’s commercial, officially speaking. Spiritually, though, it was always an Applebee’s commercial. Walker Hayes’ crossover country smash hinges on a trip to the casual dining franchise: “Yeah, we fancy like Applebee’s on a date night/ Got that Bourbon Street steak with the Oreo shake.” But it’s not just about Applebee’s — there are also references to Wendy’s and Natty Lite, for instance — and as far as I know Applebee’s didn’t secretly fund or ghostwrite...
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R Kelly found guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges

Jury finds singer guilty of running a criminal enterprise that recruited his accusers for unwanted sex and mental tormentA jury has found R&B superstar R Kelly guilty on racketeering and sex trafficking charges after a trial where the prosecution portrayed him as a ruthless predator who preyed upon young Black girls and women.The panel of seven men and five women had begun deliberating the charges on Friday afternoon after prosecutors and defense attorneys finished their closing arguments at the...
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Karens KKKan’t Learn: New York White Woman Loses Job For Telling Black Couple To ‘Stay In Your Hood’ During Dog Dispute

Frederick Joseph, his fiancee, Porsche Landon said that Emma Sarley told them to "stay in your hood" during a dispute at a dog park in Brooklyn. The incident resulted in Sarley losing her job at Bevy.
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Bat Fangs – “Action”

Bat Fangs, the team-up between Ex Hex’s Betsy Wright and Flesh Wounds/Speed Stick’s Laura King, was one of our 2018 Best New Bands based on the strength of their debut album. A few weeks back, they announced its follow-up, Queen Of My World, with its title track, and today they’re back with the album’s second single, “Action,” which boasts chunky riffs and some sticky hooks. Check it out below.
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Will Smith Graces The Cover Of GQ’s November Issue: ‘Introducing The Real Will Smith’

Will Smith covers the November GQ Magazine where he opens and becomes vulnerable opening up about moving into his 50s which he calls his his "f*ck it 50s". His new era also paves the way for him to be vulnerable for his upcoming new mem memoir.
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WELP: Latto Fires Back At Jackpot Judgement Of Her New Single Amid Doja Cat Comparisons

It appears as though the infamous Queen of Da Souf Latto is trying to go in a different direction with her rap career, but some fans are having a hard time adjusting.
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It’s A #RHOA Wrap: Cynthia Bailey Announces Her Departure From ‘The Real Housewives Of Atlanta’

A #RHOA veteran is closing the curtain on her time on the Bravo show. Cynthia Bailey announced today, Monday, September, 27 that she's leaving the Real Housewives of Atlanta after over a decade on the reality TV franchise. "After much thought and consideration, I have made the very difficult and heartfelt decision not to return for the next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta," Bailey captioned a picture announcing her exit.
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Explosions In The Sky – “Chisos”

At the end of the week, Explosions In The Sky are releasing their soundtrack for Big Bend: The Wild Frontier Of Texas, a PBS documentary that premiered on the station earlier this year. We’ve heard a few cuts from the album already — “Climbing Bear, “Flying,” and “Nightfall” — and today they’re sharing another one, “Chisos,” which gets its name from a Big Bend mountain range. Check it out below.
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Soccer Mommy x Kero Kero Bonito – “rom com 2021”

A couple months ago, Soccer Mommy shared a new glitched-out single “rom com 2004,” a BJ Burton co-production which landed on our best songs of the week list. Today, Kero Kero Bonito have hopped on a new version of the track that’s being released as the latest entry in Adult Swim’s singles series.
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Rolling Stones review – a funky, heavy first show without Charlie Watts

The Dome at America’s Center, St Louis, MissouriThe veteran rockers return to the road with an emotional tribute to their longtime drummer and a reinvigorated sense of purposeFor many musicians, it has been an emotional return to live music after the coronavirus pandemic put a protracted end to touring. For the Rolling Stones, picking up their No Filter tour in Chuck Berry’s hometown of St Louis, Missouri, the stakes are even higher. Not only have the stalwart performers not played in more than ...
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Here’s What Happened When Kelly Price Confirmed She’s Not Missing

We compiled reactions to Kelly Price confirming she's not missing and recovering from COVID-19 after a sketchy saga stemming from her being reported missing by her family
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Fine Place – “This New Heaven”

Frankie Rose has a new project with Matthew Hord called Fine Place. Their debut album, This New Heaven, is coming out later this year, and today they’re sharing its lead single and title track, which offers a peek into what the pair are channeling for this project. “This New Heaven” is all moody synths and strobing ominousness, with licks of guitar and Frankie Rose’s vocals peeking through the mist. Here’s Hord on how the project came together:
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Watch Alana Haim Star In The Trailer For Paul Thomas Anderson’s New Movie Licorice Pizza

Up until now, Paul Thomas Anderson’s new film Licorice Pizza has been shrouded in mystery. The film is a coming-of-age period piece set in the ’70s, and its main star is Alana Haim, the youngest of the HAIM sisters. The film’s trailer has reportedly aired before random screenings in Los Angeles, but now we all get to see it for ourselves. It looks great!
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Nautical Nightmare: Parents Claim 3-Year-Old Was Sexually Assaulted On Disney Cruise Ship In $20 Million Lawsuit

What was supposed to be a family vacation full of precious memories has seemingly turned into a nightmare for a family who took a Disney cruise last year. According to WFLA, a married Vermont couple alleged that their 3-year-old daughter was sexually assaulted by another child on the ship and they are now suing the cruise line for $20 million.
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#RHOP Recap: Candiace And Mia’s Messy ‘Low Budget’ Blowup & THIS Nicki Minaj-Approved Moment 

Candiace and Mia went back and forth on the latest episode of The Real Housewives of Potomac during a "reasonably shady" pow wow and a certain celebrity tuned in. On Sunday's egregiously entertaining episode of #RHOP, Gizelle and Robyn hosted a gathering at Gizelle's "home" and played a game of "reasonable or shady" to celebrate their Reasonably Shady podcast. During the game, Gizelle alleged that it was "wack" of Wendy to tell Candiace that Mia was gossiping with Candiace's mother Ms. Dor...
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Gone To Color – “Just Smile” (Feat. Kurt Wagner)

A few months ago, Tyler Bradley Walker and Matt Heim announced their debut self-titled album as Gone To Color, featuring a guest list that included Liars, Martina Topley-Bird, Merchandise’s Carson Cox, and more. Next up on the Rolodex is Kurt Wagner, who put out a new Lambchop album back in May. Their collab together is called “Just Smile.”
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