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Fabolous May Face Up To 10 Years In Prison For Abusing Girlfriend Emily B

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Rapper Fabolous is awaiting his fate following his March 29 attack on his longtime girlfriend, Emily B. The rapper may be facing up to 10 years in prison and a $15,000 fine.READ MORE

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Jesse Matthew Has Been Charged With Murder of UVA Student Hannah Graham

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Five months after Hannah Graham of UVA was last scene on a surveillance camera walking with Jesse Matthew near Charlottesville Mall in Virginia, he has been charged with her murder. The 18-year-old University of Virginia student's murder has always been linked to 32-year-old Matthew, but until late last night, Feb. 9, he had only been charged with abduction with intent to defile. Prosecutors apparently now believe they have enough evidence against Matthew that will stick.READ MORE

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Hugh Hefner Distances Himself from 'Good Friend' Bill Cosby Amid Allegations of Sexual Molestation Occurring at the Playboy Mansion

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Whether Bill Cosby is guilty or innocent almost does not matter when it comes to his career. His name has already been tarnished enough that even longtime affiliates are taking three big steps back from the actor just in case he really did sexually assault more than two dozen women. Last week, Judy Huth not only accused Cosby of molesting her at the Playboy Mansion in 1974, but she actually filed a police report. The statute of limitations will make it impossible for the actor to face any legal repercussions, but it does light a fire under the Los Angeles Police Department to investigate and, in doing so, it could possibly unearth other, much younger victims. For a long time Cosby called Hugh Hefner one of his best friends and it did not take the Playboy mogul long to respond to Huth's allegations. Apparently, Hefner wants to make sure that everyone understands that if anything criminal occurred at the mansion, it certainly was not OK with him.READ MORE

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Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani Believes Darren Wilson's Case Never Should Have Been Before a Grand Jury, Calls It 'Political Theater'

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani really gets heated when the topic of Ferguson comes up. In the last few weeks he has popped up on various news programs, insisting that while this case took on racial overtones early on, the problem actually starts with what is wrong within the community itself. Giuliani insisted on "Fox News Sunday" that Darren Wilson's shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown never should have made it in front of a grand jury in the first place. "I don't see how this case normally would even have been brought to a grand jury. This is the kind of case — had it not had the racial overtones and the national publicity — where a prosecutor would have come to the conclusion that there is not enough evidence to present to the grand jury. [U.S.] Attorney General [Eric] Holder's gonna have to take a case in which a jury couldn't find probable cause to indict, and he's gonna have to try to find probable cause in front of a federal grand jury. It's an impossible case to present to a grand jury," said Giuliani. He also held firm to the notion that it is the community's job to get itself together and to work to bring the violence down among themselves. While it is the local police department's job to protect the peace, if people were treating each other humanely in the first place, then situations like Ferguson would rarely occur.READ MORE

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NBC Puts the Brakes on New Bill Cosby Comedy Series After Netflix Shelves Special That Was Scheduled to Begin Streaming Next Week

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It has been a devastating day for business in the life of comedic legend Bill Cosby. In the last several days he has watched as several old rape claims against him have been met in the media by a new rash of claims from women who have now gone on the record to tell their own alleged personal accounts of suffering at his hands. At first, Cosby's attorney simply denied that his client had done anything wrong and then insisted these old claims were baseless. But by late last night things shifted when the self-proclaimed world's first supermodel, Janice Dickinson, said Cosby had raped her back in 1982. Cosby's attorney came out swinging, but it was too late to save two new projects he has been working on. First, Netflix announced that it is shelving a special show Cosby had already filmed for it. It was scheduled to begin streaming next week and it is now on hold. If Cosby somehow pulls out of this scandal with his career at all intact, then there is a chance Netflix will show his special. Unfortunately, that is not going to be the case for Cosby's other deal. NBC was working on a new Cosby project that would have been executive produced by "The Cosby Show's" Tom Werner. In it, Cosby was supposed to star as Jonathan Franklin, head of a multigenerational family, who would use his humor and life experience to guide his daughters, sons-in-law and grandkids. It kind of sounded like an updated spin on the formula that worked so well 25 years ago. Unfortunately, it will never see the light of day because NBC has killed it completely.READ MORE

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Dwight Howard Under Criminal Investigation for Child Abuse in Georgia, Admits Beating Son with Belt Buckle

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It looked for a moment like NBA star Dwight Howard was going to be off the hook in a child abuse investigation that began in Florida. Howard's ex, Royce Reed, accused him of beating their 6-year-old son Braylon, with a belt buckle, something that was actually substantiated after a full exam by the Department of Children and Families. Dr. Kesler said that abrasions on the child were consistent with being struck repeatedly with a belt buckle, and Howard himself confirmed he had punished his son in that manner. According to Howard, it was how he was punished as a kid and had no idea it was wrong. Even after all this, Florida closed up its investigation, saying there was not enough credible proof. It looked like Howard was cleared — at least until yesterday. According to a new TMZ report, Braylon's injuries actually occurred in Georgia and the Cobb County Police Department had been asking for the file on this case for months, with no cooperation. After TMZ actually posted Florida DCF's findings, it gave Cobb County more leverage and the file ended up in their hands within a few hours.READ MORE

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Bill Cosby Is Doing Damage Control, Refuses to Discuss Revived Rape Allegations

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Bill Cosby has spent a decade defending himself against allegations made by various women. While the comedian has prided himself on having a fairly wholesome image with generations remembering him primarily as Dr. Huxtable, when not peddling Pudding Pops, a more sinister side has been alleged. In the last week or so, rumors again have begun swirling about Cosby potentially drugging and raping women with one of his accusers, Barbara Bowman, speaking out again. While Cosby has been outspoken in the past, vehemently denying that he has ever put an inappropriate hand on any woman, this time around he has chosen to let his legal team do all the damage control. According to a report by TMZ, his attorney came out swinging, saying, "Over the last several weeks, decade-old, discredited allegations against Mr. Cosby have resurfaced. The fact that they are being repeated does not make them true. Mr. Cosby does not intend to dignify these allegations with any comment. He would like to thank all his fans for the outpouring of support and assure them that, at age 77, he is doing his best work."READ MORE

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Janay Palmer Does Her Best to Downplay Being Knocked Out by Ray Rice in New Interview with Matt Lauer

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Janay Palmer has spent the last few months basically hiding out, not allowing the general public to have much more than a slight glimpse into her personal life, and who can blame her? After that now-infamous elevator surveillance video went public, showing her now-husband Ray Rice knocking her out with one punch, it was a real turning point in her life. Palmer chose quite quickly to stand by her husband and support him, even going so far as to lambaste the NFL for punishing Rice for his violent actions. It was pretty clear Palmer was taking the "stand by your man" approach to the whole scandal and, in doing so, she kept her silence for the most part. At least until NBC's "Today" managed to grab the first official interview with her. Make no mistake, it is actually Rice that NBC wants to hear from, and while he never signed on the dotted line with the network, he was there when Matt Lauer sat down with Palmer in the couple's Maryland home late last week. How much he actually said is still unknown, but Lauer appeared happy with the outcome of the chat.READ MORE

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Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson Immediately Allowed to Return to Duty If Cleared in Michael Brown's Death Investigation

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A grand jury in St. Louis County has been hearing testimony for nearly three months now over a case that has grabbed headlines on a daily basis. The account of what happened between Ferguson police officer, Darren Wilson and 18-year old Michael Brown on Aug. 9 differs depending on who you happen to be listening to but the case has incited, protests, riots and opened some serious dialog. Some witnesses have claimed that the unarmed Brown had his hands in the air when shot numerous times by Wilson. The officer insists that killing Brown was ultimately an act done in self defense, and the grand jury's final decision on whether or not to indict Wilson is expected any day now.READ MORE

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'RHOA's' Apollo Nida Refuses to Take Responsibility for Criminal Activities, Instead Selfishly Blames Phaedra Parks for Ruined Marriage

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Fans of "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" were thrilled to see the show return for a seventh season last night on Bravo. One of the biggest storylines this season will likely be Phaedra Parks dealing with the fact that her husband, Apollo Nida, has been locked up for eight years on a slew of fraud and identity theft charges. In last night's premiere, Nida claimed his mistakes were fixable and absolutely flipped on Parks for not being there to support him. Nida refuses to take responsibility for his criminal activities and selfishly blames Parks for their ruined marriage. Rather than attend Nida's sentencing date, Parks instead took the couple's two young sons and stayed at a hotel until the chaos settled. She knew her being in court was not going to change the outcome and in the meantime she did not want the media attention disrupting her children. When Parks returned to the family home a few days later, Nida went off on her for not being a good wife and standing by him no matter what.READ MORE

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Mommy Blogger Jillian Meredith McCabe Admits to Throwing 6-Year-Old Autistic Son Off Historic Yaquina Bay Bridge in Oregon

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Several months ago, mommy blogger Jillian Meredith McCabe launched a crowdfunding campaign to help her take care of her family, which included her 6-year-old autistic son London McCabe and her husband Matt. Matt McCabe was recently diagnosed with MS and a mass in his brain stem leaving him not only unable to work but unsure if he would recover at all. The family was apart for awhile, but just last month they were back together in time for London's final birthday. On Monday, Nov. 3, Jillian called police after throwing London off a 100-foot historic bridge in Oregon. A little after 6 p.m. last night, Jillian reportedly called 911 and told the emergency dispatcher, "I just threw my son over the Yaquina Bay Bridge."READ MORE

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'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice Is Willing to Allow Bravo to Film Her Getting Ready to Turn Herself In for 15-Month Jail Term — But It'll Cost Them!

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Fans of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" will hear Teresa Giudice whining during the first part of the reunion show on Bravo tonight because she realizes this is likely going to be her last reunion with the rest of the cast. But you better believe the network is pushing hard to get a little more out of her. Giudice is scheduled to report to a Connecticut prison camp Jan. 5, and Bravo is hoping she will be willing to have the channel film her last days leading up to her 15-month jail term. Reportedly, Giudice is open to the possibility ... but it will cost Bravo.READ MORE

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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo's' Future with TLC in Question after Mama June Shannon Reportedly Begins Dating a Convicted Child Molester

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June Shannon, matriarch of TLC's "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," shocked fans a few months back when she confirmed she and Mike "Sugar Bear" Thompson had split after nearly a decade together. He is the father of Alana Thompson — Honey Boo Boo herself — and had stepped up to be a father figure to Shannon's other daughters as well. At the time of the split it was rumored Thompson was caught playing on a dating website, but even if that is true it is nothing compared to what Shannon has reportedly been up to. The future of the series is in question after it was reported that Shannon has been dating a convicted child molester.READ MORE

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Jesse Matthew Indicted for Attempted Murder in 2005 Sexual Assault While Investigators Wait for Forensic Results in Hannah Graham Case

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Jesse Matthew, the suspect directly linked to the Hannah Graham case, may not be talking but that is not stopping investigators from putting together a series of cases against him. On Saturday, remains were found in a rural area near where Matthew once lived and, while authorities are waiting for forensic testing to come back so they can make a positive identification, they believe it was Graham's body that was recovered. While working on the missing UVA student's case, police have been able to link Matthew with several other crimes against various women, and on Monday, Oct. 20, Matthew was indicted on an attempted murder charge in a 2005 sexual assault.READ MORE

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'RHONJ' Teresa Giudice Looking for a New Attorney to Help Have Prison Sentence Overturned

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Nearly two weeks after being sentenced to 15 months in prison for her admitted guilt in various financial crimes, Real Housewife of New Jersey Teresa Giudice is desperate to find a way to have her sentence overturned. Apparently, under the terms of the plea deal Giudice signed, any kind of appeal would likely be immediately rejected by the court, but that is not stopping her from trying. A new report by Radar Online insists Giudice has been "lawyer shopping" in the hopes of finding someone who will tell her what she wants to hear.READ MORE

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