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Blacc Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Shooting

Memphis rapper Blac Youngsta on Tuesday was arrested on felony weapons charges in connection to the Young Dolph shooting in Charlotte during CIAA Weekend. Young Dolph, who was present for the festivities, was on his way to a show when his SUV was lit up with more than 100 rounds of ammunition.

Blacc Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Shooting

Earlier today [May 16th] Youngsta turned himself into police custody in connection with the shooting, although it is not clear to what extent he was involved. A representative for Youngsta had this to say: “Memphis-based rap artist Blac Youngsta has turned himself in on charges filed in Charlotte NC. The warrants served were based on lyrics from rapper Young Dolph’s Bulletproof mixtape. Youngsta will await arraignment while he maintains innocence and no involvement with the incident.”

Blacc Youngsta Arrested in Connection to Young Dolph Shooting

3 charges of “diss weap occ dwell/moving veh,” are listed, each with a bond amount of $15,000. Blac Youngsta, given name Sammie Marquez Benson, was arrested in North Carolina.

The story is still developing.

SOURCE: VLADTV

Phaedra Parks Will Not Return To #RHOA

Get ready for a casting shakeup when “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” returns for season 10.

Phaedra Parks will not be returning to the hit Bravo reality show for the upcoming season, E! News reports. The news of Parks’ departure from the drama-filled show comes just one day after the explosive wrap-up to the season nine reunion special.

At the Andy Cohen-hosted sit-down, it was revealed that Parks, 43, was behind a bombshell rumor that co-star Kandi Burruss and her husband Todd Tucker were planning to drug and rape fellow cast mate Porsha Williams.

During the special, which aired in four parts, Phaedra, Kandi and Porsha went back and forth hurling accusations and denials toward one another, with Phaedra repeatedly denying Porsha’s claims that she had spread the rumor.

After it was clear she would not be escaping her lie, Parks eventually offered up an apology to her fellow housewives. “What more can I do? I apologized already and the person I’m most concerned about is Porsha,” she said on the reunion special. “I’m sorry that it hurt Kandi as well.”

The Georgia lawyer first joined the franchise’s cast in 2010. In 2014, she filed for divorce from her husband – and the father of her two children – Apollo Nida, who is currently serving an eight-year prison sentence for bank fraud. The divorce has since been thrown out, as Nida claimed last December that he had never been served.

Meanwhile, as Parks departs, Kim Zolciak-Biermann will make her return after leaving the show in 2012.

 

SOURCE: WWF

Charlie Murphy Dies At 57

Charlie Murphy, the beloved comedian, writer and older brother of Eddie Murphy, has died after a battle with leukemia. He was 57.

Charlie Murphy Dies At 57

The funnyman passed away Wednesday morning at a New York City hospital, TMZ reported, citing his manager. He had been undergoing chemotherapy treatment. Murphy earned a tremendous fan base as a writer for “Chappelle’s Show,” on which he frequently appeared in sketches alongside star Dave Chappelle. He had a recurring segment on the Comedy Central series called “Charlie Murphy’s True Hollywood Stories,” which featured him comically recalling his unfortunate interactions with major 1980s stars such as Prince and Rick James when he was a member of his brother’s crew.

Charlie Murphy Dies At 57
The Prince sketch was particularly memorable and detailed a pick-up basketball game where the pop icon (played by Chappelle) and his team beat Murphy’s.

Prince later revealed the game did in fact take place, telling MTV that “the whupping is true.” Murphy, who was Eddie’s only sibling, teamed up with the “Saturday Night Live” alum as a writer for several of his movies, including “Norbit.” He also appeared in front of the camera for many movie and TV roles outside of his work with Chappelle, including recurring gigs on “Are We There Yet?” and “The Boondocks,” and had a lengthy touring career as a stand-up comic as well.

Charlie Murphy Dies At 57

Murphy’s wife, Tisha Taylor Murphy, died in 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. The couple married in 1997 and had two kids together: daughter Ava and son Xavier. Murphy also had another child from a previous relationship.

Murphy’s death rocked the entertainment world and led to an outpour of condolences from many of the comedian’s friends and admirers. “We just lost one of the funniest most real brothers of all time,” Chris Rock tweeted. “Charlie Murphy RIP.” Russell Simmons shared a similar sentiment. “Just came out of meditation and learned that one of my friends and my biggest comedy idol passed,” he wrote. “Damn I loved Charlie Murphy.”

SOURCE: WWF 

Keke Wyatt Confirms She’s Expecting

R&B diva Keke Wyatt has confirmed that she’s expecting her ninth child with husband Michael Ford.

Keke Wyatt Confirms She's Expecting

In a statement released by her team, Wyatt says, “My family is excited. We come from big families where I’m from. Everyone knows my work doesn’t stop when I’m pregnant so I’m excited to continue performing and traveling around the world.”

Wyatt has three children from a previous marriage, this will be the her fifth child with Ford. She’s also the stepmother to a child from Ford’s previous relationship.

The baby news came along with an announcement about Wyatt’s upcoming appearance in Centric’s Being. The singer will appear on an episode of the docu-series, which will show fans a new side of Wyatt and include details about her explosive first marriage, career, childhood, and include previously unseen footage.

Keke Wyatt Confirms She's Expecting

Wyatt’s episode of Being airs April 8 at 10p.m. on Centric.

As for Wyatt and Ford’s impending bundle of joy, gender and potential names have not been released, but we’ll be keeping an eye out for the announcement.

SOURCE: ESSENCE

WWE’s John Cena & Nikki Bella Engaged

John Cena and Nikki Bella are headed to the altar.

WWE's John Cena & Nikki Bella Engaged

After defeating The Miz & Maryse in a Mixed Tag Team Match at WrestleMania 33, The Cenation Leader got down on one knee and proposed to The Fearless Superstar, capping off weeks of speculation as to whether WWE’s “It” couple would take their relationship to the next level.

WWE's John Cena & Nikki Bella Engaged

After all the time of saying he wasn’t the type to get married he’s finally taking the plunge.  I mean we’ve all seen the clips we’ve all seen on the reality series Total Divas & Total Bellas, both showcasing and featuring WWE’s Bella Twins and their family included John Cena & Daniel Bryan, where there are talks, discussions and sometimes heated debates about Nikki & John’s relationship.

Keyshia Cole Joins Cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

Keyshia Cole has officially joined the cast of Love & Hip-Hop, according to a report from theJasmineBrand.com.

Keyshia Cole Joins Cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

She had originally said that she would not be joining the show because of the public reaction, with insiders telling theJasmineBrand, “After the public found out about Keyshia joining the show, she didn’t like the response. She got cold feet and was having second thoughts.”

Keyshia Cole Joins Cast of ‘Love & Hip-Hop’

However, it looks like the deal has now been finalized, and she will reportedly begin filming within the next week. Reportedly, she is already hanging out with her fellow cast mates in preparation.

Cole’s ex-husband, former NBA star Daniel “Booby” Gibson, will also reportedly join her on the cast.

SOURCE: GRIO

LHH’s Mendeecees Denied Shorter Sentence

Mendeecees Harris is going to have to do all his time. The Love & Hip Hop star was denied his request to have his 8-year sentence for drug trafficking reduced.

LHH Mendeecees Denied Shorter Sentence
According to the Democrat & Chronicle, in early March, U.S. District Judge Frank Geraci Jr. denied Harris’ request to have his federal drug distribution sentence lessened by up to a third.

Harris claims that he was actually a mule, rather than a proper drug dealer, and this was not considered when he was sentenced.

LHH Mendeecees Denied Shorter Sentence
Reportedly, Harris’ attorney, Dawn Florio, argued that Harris was a “minor player” in the interstate drug trafficking network he was a part of.
Reports D&C:

In her papers, she highlighted the community work performed by Harris, who pleaded guilty to the crime and forfeited $170,000 he earned from the show and public appearances while awaiting his sentencing.
As often as two to four times a week before his sentencing, Harris met with youth organizations, imploring the teenagers and kids to stay away from crime, Florio wrote.
“Youth sent about 100 letters to Harris, thanking him and relaying how inspirational his presentations were to them,” Florio wrote, noting that Harris has a job once he leaves prison. He is expected to return to the show once free.
Prosecutors responded that, while Harris was not a kingpin in the network, his role could not be considered minimal. Harris and two others admitted to the drug trafficking from 2006 to 2008, and are now in prison. The leader, Ronald Walker, received a 10-year sentence and forfeited $1.5 million, a 2012 Land Rover, and properties in Queens and Georgia.

SOURCE: HHW