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Harvey Weinstein Admits He Offered Women Roles in Exchange for Sex

Harvey Weinstein admitted to offering women acting jobs in exchange for sex, claiming “everybody does it”. The disgraced film director elaborated on the matter during an interview with The Spectator.

“Yes, I did offer them acting jobs in exchange for sex, but so did and still does everyone,” he told the publication. Weinstein went on to clarify that he didn’t force women. However, multiple women have accused him of inappropriate behavior. Recently, he pled not guilty to new charges and was released on bail.

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Taraji P. Henson Is Engaged!

Love was in the air on Mother’s Day for Taraji P. Henson, who got the best gift ever— an engagement ring!

The Empire star shared the amazing news on Instagram Monday morning that she is engaged to former NFL Star, Kelvin Hayden.

Henson showed off her big new diamond ring via the ‘Gram with a caption revealing a little intel about how her now-fiancé pulled off the ultimate surprise and swept her off her feet.

“I said yes y’all!!! He started with the Cartier love bracelet BUT that was my #Mothersday gift and then he dropped to his knee and I almost passed out!!! #sheisofficiallyoffthemarket and she is sooooooooooooo HAPPY!!!!!! #GODIS”

Not only did Hayden end Henson’s mother day with a bang, but he kicked it off in a memorable way too.
The Emmy-nominated star, who has a 23-year-old son Marcel was gifted a Cartier love bracelet from her bae for Mother’s Day.

In December, Henson, 47, exclusively confirmed that they were exclusively dating and she had found real love.

Stacey Dash Files to Run for Congress in California

Stacey Dash has officially filed paperwork to run for Congress in California’s 44th District, which is currently represented by Democrat Nanette Barragán. The district includes Compton, Watts, San Pedro and North Long Beach, and has long been represented by Democrats.

Actress Stacey Dash announced yesterday via Twitter that she has been receiving encouragement to run for public office. Dash tweeted Friday that “a number of people” suggested that she pursue a run for Congress. She asked her followers for their opinions on a potential run for office.

A number of people online and off have suggested I run for political office. I wanted to see what my online community thinks of this idea as I mull the possibilities. Thoughts?” Dash tweeted. There was also a picture with the tweet that said: “paid for by the D2DC ‘Testing the Waters’ committee.”

The “Clueless” actress posted a follow-up tweet Saturday morning apparently pleased with the feedback and will consider running. “In response to numerous calls for me to run for office, I am considering a run for Congress. Would love to know what my fans and friends think,” she tweeted.

The actress currently lives in California. Dash was fired from her position as a contributor at Fox News after she cursed on-air while commenting on former President Obama’s attitude towards fighting terror.

“I didn’t feel any passion from him,” she said. “I feel like he could give a sh*t, excuse me, he could care less.”

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Meghan Markle to be First Black British Royal??

The engagement of Britain’s Prince Harry to actress Meghan Markle is raising eyebrows on both sides of the Atlantic for a particularly British set of reasons: She’s a biracial woman who will be the first American divorcée to marry into the royal family in nearly 81 years.

Harry, the 33-year-old second son of Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana, quietly proposed to Markle earlier this month. On Tuesday, the royal family announced that Markle will become a British citizen before she marries Harry during a May 2018 ceremony in Windsor Castle. The young couple will live in Nottingham Cottage, part of London’s Kensington Palace.

The famously secretive royal family made the engagement public on Monday. In an interview that evening with the BBC’s Mishal Husain, Markle said she and Harry met in July 2016 on a blind date set up by a mutual friend, then cemented their relationship during a camping trip to Botswana. She said Harry asked her to marry him during what she described as a “cozy night” at home.

“It was so sweet and natural and very romantic. He got down on one knee,” she told the BBC. “As a matter of fact, I could barely let you finish proposing. I said, ‘Can I say yes now?'”

The engagement sets the stage for the first royal wedding since Harry’s older brother William, the heir to the British throne, married Kate Middleton in 2011. Nearly 23 million Americans watched TV coverage of the wedding, outstripping the number who had watched Charles’s wedding to Diana in 1981 (the ring Harry gave to Markle included several diamonds that had belonged to his late mother).

The engagement also ends months of speculation about the future of Harry’s relationship with Markle, who took the unusual step of cooperating with an extensive Vanity Fair profile earlier this year.

Markle is no Kate Middleton, who kept a low public profile while dating William and has seamlessly slid into the public role expected of the woman who will be Britain’s next queen.

 

That’s not just because Markle hails from Los Angeles — she is also divorced, half-Jewish, and biracial. Her mother is African American; her father is white, and Jewish.

It’s also because Markle had a high-profile role on the USA Network show Suits and ran the Tig, a lifestyle blog.

 

SOURCE: VOX

Actress and Singer Della Reese Dies at 86

Recently, news surfaced that actress Della Reese passed away at the age of 86. The actress, who was born in 1931, had a detailed career in film and television. She appeared in shows like “Touched By An Angel” and “Bates Motel.” Reese also made appearances in movies like “Harlem Nights” featuring Redd Foxx and Eddie Murphy, “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate” alongside Martin Lawrence, and more.

Before venturing into acting, Reese began as a singer, starting out as a gospel vocalist then transitioning into jazz and pop. Reese found success as a singer as well with the release of her 1959 single “Don’t You Know?”

A statement was released on Reese’s passing via her former “Touched By An Angel” co-star, Roma Downey. The statement said “On behalf of her husband, Franklin Lett, and all her friends and family, I share with you the news that our beloved Della Reese has passed away peacefully at her California home last evening surrounded by love. She was an incredible Wife, Mother, Grandmother, friend, and Pastor, as well as an award-winning actress and singer.”

Downey went on to say “Through her life and work she touched and inspired the lives of millions of people. She was a mother to me and I had the privilege of working with her side by side for so many years on Touched By An Angel. I know heaven has a brand new angel this day. Della Reese will be forever in our hearts. Rest In Peace, sweet angel. We love you.”

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JENNIFER LOPEZ IS REPORTEDLY DATING ALEX RODRIGUEZ

If reports are true, one of the most high-profile celebrity couples out there already have nicknames ready to go: J.Lo and A. Rod. E! News reports that Jennifer Lopez and baseball star Alex Rodriguez have been seeing each other lately, though things are “very new” and “not serious at all.” (The news was first reported by LoveBScott.com.)

A source told People that the two “have been dating for a few weeks,” adding “she seems excited,” and that “he has been around her family and she really likes that he is a dad. She is aware, though, that he is a ladies’ man too and is being cautious. For now, it’s just fun. She is single and enjoys dating.”

Us Weekly reports the two are simply “hanging out” and are keeping things “really secretive.” The two of them were reportedly in Los Angeles together last weekend, and A. Rod attended one of her concerts in Las Vegas recently. They actually first met back in 2005 when Lopez watched Rodriguez’s Yankees play the Mets.

Awkwardly enough, she was with her then-husband Marc Anthony, who was wearing a Mets jersey. (The Mets ended up winning that game 7-1.)

Rodriguez recently broke things off with Anne Wojcicki, the cofounder of genetic analysis company 23and Ms. Lopez, of course, recently dated Drake, and the two were very public about their relationship. A representative for Rodriguez had no comment to People, and a rep for Lopez did not respond to their request for comment. But perhaps telling is that J.Lo recently liked a photo of Rodriguez, in which he announced he was becoming a commentator for Fox Sports.

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ACTRESS-TURNED AUTHOR TARAJI P. HENSON

Golden Globe winner Taraji P. Henson is best known for playing the sassy and brassy Cookie Lyon on Fox’s Empire, but she’s channeled a less-well-known part of her life — her slow climb to the top — in a deeply personal memoir.

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Around the Way Girl: A Memoir is a candid and brutally honest account of her life, she explained on Good Morning America‘s Robin Roberts on Tuesday, because, “we need each other as humans. If my life experiences can help someone else in life, why not?”

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She continued, “That’s what we’re here for as humans,” she said. We make the world go ‘round. We inspire each other as humans. I can’t even tell you how many stories I look at that keep inspiring me to get up every day and fighting the good fight.”

Henson said her fans were curious to learn more about her life as a single mom in college and moving to Los Angeles with only $700 in her pocket. “They had been reading about my interviews and they had seen me in my interviews, because, you know, I’ve always been candid, and so they’d be like, ‘Oh you had a son in college and you still graduated and you moved to L.A. with $700. How did you do it? You need to write a book. Your life is so inspirational,’” she recalled.

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“And it’s like, God put me on the stage and he gave me the mic. What am I going to do? What am I going to do with this moment in life? How am I going to inspire other people? If people will be inspired by my story, little old me, then that’s my duty. That’s my duty as a human.”

After years in smaller movie and TV roles, Henson is now “reaping her harvest” as Empire‘s electric matriarch. “I worked,” she told ABC Radio’s GMA After Hours. “I worked my butt off. It wasn’t an overnight success for Taraji P. Henson,” the actress laughed.

SOURCE: KTIC