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Matt Gaetz claims former DOJ official trying to extort his family

Florida Rep. Matt Gaetz on Tuesday night said a former Department of Justice official attempted to shake his family down for $25 million by blackmailing him with “horrible sex trafficking allegations.” Gaetz made the claim in a interview with Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, where he said he believes information about a DOJ probe into possible sexual trafficking against him was leaked to the media in an effort to end an ongoing FBI investigation into the alleged extortion plot. “On March 16, my father got a text

Daughter of Rapper Tricky Reportedly Hanged Herself in Psych Hospital

Twitter *The daughter of British rapper Tricky reportedly hanged herself in an English psychiatric center following a performance she thought was an epic fail. The Northern Echo reports that 24-year-old singer Mina Topley-Bird was discovered dead at West Park Hospital, Darlington, in May 2019. She allegedly committed suicide days after she tried to walk into the path of oncoming cars, following her band’s live show that she thought was not well received, a recent inquest in Durham was told.  Mina reportedly suffered a…

Minnesota boy, 6, killed after unsupervised children find gun in house : TheGrio

Minnesota police are trying to determine if charges should be filed after a 6-year-old boy died when “several unsupervised children” found a handgun and he was shot. The shooting occurred Sunday at an apartment in the 400 block of Sunrise Circle in the city of Moorhead. The boy, identified by his family as Marcellus “received a gunshot wound” and died from his injuries on the scene, the Moorhead police department said. None of the other children were injured. PEOPLE

Donald Trump Sued by Police Officers for Inciting Capitol Riot

WENN/Instar Two Capitol police officers claim the former president 'inflamed' the 'insurrectionist mob' that stormed Capitol Hill on January 6 and caused them to suffer horrific injuries. AceShowbiz - Donald Trump is faced with yet another legal repercussion in the wake of the Capitol riot. The former president is now sued by two Capitol police officers for inciting the violent insurrection on January 6. James Blassingame, a 17-year veteran, and Sidney Hemby, an 11-year veteran, filed the lawsuit on…

A new Spanish-language streaming service from Univision

Univision Communications is making an ambitious push into streaming with PrendeTV, an advertising-supported Spanish-language service with more than three dozen live television channels and a deep library of on-demand programs.Tuesday’s launch of PrendeTV follows three months after a new ownership group took control of Univision with a goal of returning the storied Spanish-language broadcaster to prominence. The company stumbled during its 14-year ownership by private equity investors who were slow to recognize…

Cops handcuff kindergartner and say his mother should ‘beat him’

Body camera footage shows police officers handcuffing a five-year-old kindergarten student and scolding him (Pictures: Montgomery County Police Department)Two police officers handcuffed a five-year-old kindergarten student and scolded him by saying that his mother should ‘beat him’ for his bad behavior. The officers, Kevin Christmon and Dionne Holliday, referred to the child as a ‘little beast’ as he cried hysterically and coughed in the back of their cop car. The kindergartner wandered away from his school,…

Chris Cuomo steps out for COVID-19 vaccine amid testing scandal

Peace off! Chris Cuomo, the CNN-host younger brother of Gov. Andrew Cuomo, gave a two-finger salute as he headed to get a COVID-19 vaccine in the Hamptons on Tuesday — amid the growing scandal over preferential testing he allegedly received from his governor brother. Sporting a light blue shirt, dark shorts and a baseball cap and mask, Cuomo held his right arm aloft to offer the gesture to a photographer. The “Cuomo Prime Time” host, 50, was en route to a Hamptons vaccination center. Cuomo — who chronicled

Thandie Newton, Chiwetel Ejiofor Sign Open Letter Urging Black Britons to Get COVID-19 Vaccine

Chiwetel Ejiofor & Thandie Newton / Twitter *Chiwetel Ejiofor, Thandie Newton, and David Harewood are urging Black Britons to get the coronavirus vaccine. The actors are among a group of influential Black influencers who have signed an open letter from Sir Lenny Henry calling on Black British adults to get vaccinated. The letter is accompanied by a short film from BAFTA-winner Amma Asante, set to air across Sky, BT Sport, ViacomCBS, Discovery, and A&E tonight, MSN reports. Henry’s letter says: “You have legitimate…

Matt Gaetz under investigation for sexual relationship with 17-year-old girl : TheGrio

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R., Fla.) is under investigation by the Justice Department over an alleged sexual relationship with a 17-year-old girl who he reportedly paid to travel with him across state lines, a violation of federal sex trafficking laws.  The New York Times reported on Tuesday that the probe is part of a broader investigation into Joel Greenberg, a Florida tax collector and Gaetz ally who was charged last year with 14 felony counts, including sex trafficking of a

Offset’s Baby Mama on Quavo and Saweetie’s Elevator Altercation: There’s More to It

Instagram/WENN/Apega Shya Lamour appears to defend Quavo amid assault allegations, while Adrien Boner declares his full support for the Migos member and calls the ex-lovers' physical fight 'black love.' AceShowbiz - Offset's baby mama Shya Lamour has shared her insight into Quavo and Saweetie's situation, which has got uglier after footage of their elevator altercation surfaced. In the wake of the disturbing video that sparked domestic abuse allegations against her baby daddy's groupmate, Shya appears to…

Disguises within disguises brought Borat back

There are about a hundred or so rock-solid reasons not to attempt a sequel to “Borat” 14 years after the original. High up on the list comes the fact that comedy sequels, with few exceptions, usually disappoint. So why even risk destroying the legacy of a beloved character for a sequel that can’t possibly stand up to the first movie?This question will haunt the next two years of our lives, but it will also spur us on to make the best movie that we humanly can. Or at least the most difficult to achieve. That’s basically…

The Circle: Gladiators’ Hunter in danger as Andy and Manrika named influencers

James looks like he’s in trouble… (Picture: Channel 4)Another blocking from The Circle is imminent – and Gemma, aka James, is in definite danger. The 47-year-old bodybuilder and former Gladiators star has been masquerading as NHS nurse Gemma for the past two weeks, in a bid to get the £100,000 cash prize and donate to the service. But he has unknowingly made some enemies along the way. Specifically, Manrika, who finds Gemma too fake and believes that she’s up to something. The pressure of being a catfish…

Estate Tax vs. Inheritance Tax

Couple considers their estate tac Losing a loved one is a tragedy that requires space to grieve, and the last thing a family needs at that time is to deal with unexpected costs. However, there are federal and state-level taxes that need to be handled if the decedent had an estate or property to pass on. Knowing the differences between estate tax and inheritance tax can help you plan ahead of time and navigate the process more smoothly. Most importantly, there may be responsibilities both the estate and the beneficiary…

Mysonne Defends Activist Tamika Mallory Against Critics of Her Corporate Sponsorship Deals

Tamika Mallory, Twitter *BLM activist Tamika Mallory recently came under fire for accepting corporate sponsorships and for appearing alongside Lil Baby during his Grammy’s performance of “The Bigger Picture.” The performance featured the depiction of police brutality, with actor Kendrick Sampson and Killer Mike also making an appearance. EURweb previously reported that Samaria Rice—the mother of Tamir Rice—called out Mallory for participating in the event.  In a Facebook post, per Insider, Samaria shared a clip of…

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle mentor teen in surprise Zoom session : TheGrio

A Los Angeles teenager received the surprise of her life when Prince Harry and Meghan Markle gifted her with a mentoring session via zoom.  The memorable moment was made possible through the volunteer organization L.A. Works and the “I Have a Dream” Foundation, which supports the youth on their quest for higher education.  The Duke and Duchesses were connected with the young woman after they took to their Archewell Foundation website and encouraged others to “unleash

Kobe Bryant’s Daughter Natalia Gets Into USC After Pushing Through ‘Most Excruciating Pain’

Instagram Taking to Instagram to share a video of her eldest daughter's reaction to her college admission, the late basketball legend's widow Vanessa Bryant admits she herself sheds 'tears of joy.' AceShowbiz - Kobe Bryant's eldest daughter, Natalia Bryant, is now a member of the Trojan family. A little over a year after the tragic passing of the NBA star, his widow Vanessa Bryant proudly announced that their 18-year-old has been accepted into the University of Southern California. On Tuesday, March 30,…

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