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GOT DAMMMM SHAMEEEE ...'Get Out' Will Be Labeled A Comedy For Golden Globe Awards...WAS IT A COMEDY TO YOU GUYS...

Jordan Peele‘s successful feature film debut Get Out will be competing at the Golden Globe Awards as a comedy.... If Get Out actually receives a nomination then it will likely find star Daniel Kaluuya going up against possible Hugh Jackman (The Greatest Showman), Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), James Franco (The Disaster Artist), Matt Damon (Downsizing), and Steve Carell (Battle of the Sexes), according to a report from Entertainment Weekly. The report also notes that although it does not seem likely that Get Out will receive in supporting nominations, it is possible that Peele could get a Globe nomination for directing if the horror-satire movie gains enough support from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Nominations for the 75th Golden Globe Awards will be announced Monday, December 11, with the awards telecast to follow on January 8 at 8:00 p.m. ET on NBC. Last month, Peele crashed a college course at UCLA based on Get Out. Titled, “Sunken Place: Racism, Survival, and Black Horror Aesthetic,” the course’s professor Tananarive Due surprised her students for the first day of class with an appearance from Peele himself. He had posed as a student throughout the class before Due brought him up to speak to the students about the film. “Today we snuck Jordan Peele into a back row while I was screening a scene from Get Out in my black horror class,” Due had recounted on Twitter. “Then he raised his hand.”

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FBI Investigating Judge Who Sent Rapper Meek Mill to Prison....

The FBI has launched an investigation into the relationship between a rival Philadelphia music executive and the judge who sent rapper Meek Mill to prison for violating his probation. Last Monday, Judge Genece Brinkley sentenced Mill to 2-4 years in prison following 2 arrests this year on misdemeanor charges. Both charges were dropped but Brinkley said the arrests violated the terms of his probation. The Philadelphia FBI field office is reportedly investigating Brinkley’s relationship with local music executive, Charlie Mack, who allegedly asked Mill to sign with him. The FBI wants to know if Brinkley, 61, used her power and influence as a judge to facilitate business deals for Mack. A source tells the NY Post Mack had previously told Meek how he “knows the judge and he could help him with his case.” The Daily Mail Online reports undercover FBI agents were in the courtroom when Judge Brinkley sent Mill to prison. After she sentenced Mill to prison, she reportedly said, “I’ll be done with you.” According to Mill’s attorney Joe Pacopina, Brinkley met with Mill, 30, and his ex-girlfriend Nicki Minaj, 34, in her judge’s chambers and asked him to record a Boyz II Men song and give her a shout out on the track. When Mill laughed off her bizarre request, she allegedly replied, “suit yourself.” Brinkley also allegedly asked the troubled rapper to leave his current management company — Roc Nation — and sign with Mack. A rep for the FBI’s Philadelphia field office refused to confirm or deny the reports. “Per Justice Department policy, we neither confirm nor deny the existence of investigations.” A petition calling for Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf to pardon Mill has collected over 300,000 signatures. But the governor’s office said his hands are tied by local law. In February 2016 Brinkley sentenced the rapper to 90 days of house arrest over another violation stemming from his 2008 arrest on drugs and gun charges. He was also ordered to perform daily community service and was placed on parole for a further six years for a total of 10 years. Mill is serving out his sentence at the state prison at Camp Hill, near Harrisburg, Pa., where he is known simply as inmate # ND8400.

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WATCH VIDEO: People for sale Where lives are auctioned for $400

   "Eight hundred," says the auctioneer. "900 ... 1,000 ... 1,100 ..." Sold. For 1,200 Libyan dinars -- the equivalent of $800.... Not a used car, a piece of land, or an item of furniture. Not "merchandise" at all, but two human beings. One of the unidentified men being sold in the grainy cell phone video obtained by CNN is Nigerian. He appears to be in his twenties and is wearing a pale shirt and sweatpants. He has been offered up for sale as one of a group of "big strong boys for farm work," according to the auctioneer, who remains off camera. Only his hand -- resting proprietorially on the man's shoulder -- is visible in the brief clip. After seeing footage of this slave auction, CNN worked to verify its authenticity and traveled to Libya to investigate further. Carrying concealed cameras into a property outside the capital of Tripoli last month, we witness a dozen people go "under the hammer" in the space of six or seven minutes. "Does anybody need a digger? This is a digger, a big strong man, he'll dig," the salesman, dressed in camouflage gear, says. "What am I bid, what am I bid?" Buyers raise their hands as the price rises, "500, 550, 600, 650 ..." Within minutes it is all over and the men, utterly resigned to their fate, are being handed over to their new "masters." After the auction, we met two of the men who had been sold. They were so traumatized by what they'd been through that they could not speak, and so scared that they were suspicious of everyone they met. Crackdown on smugglers Each year, tens of thousands of people pour across Libya's borders. They're refugees fleeing conflict or economic migrants in search of better opportunities in Europe. Most have sold everything they own to finance the journey through Libya to the coast and the gateway to the Mediterranean. But a recent clampdown by the Libyan coastguard means fewer boats are making it out to sea, leaving the smugglers with a backlog of would-be passengers on their hands. So the smugglers become masters, the migrants and refugees become slaves.  

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The Weeknd Gets Revenge........Steps out With Justin Bieber's Ex-Girlfriend Yovanna Ventura

And the feud continues! Amidst Selena Gomez and Justin Bieber getting back together, Selena's ex The Weeknd was recently seen holding hands with Justin's ex-girlfriend, Yovanna Ventura. Another day, another drama.... Justin, 23, briefly dated 21-year-old Yovanna throughout 2014 and 2015. They documented a string of romantic dinner dates as online and were even spotted canoodling in public. But now, it appears The Weeknd, 27, has the last word — at least when it comes to Yovanna. Yovanna and Justin posing together in 2014. (Photo Credit: Shots) The Weeknd — whose real name is Abel Tesfaye — was seen out at rapper French Montana's birthday party getting cozy with Yovanna, who is signed with Yooventura Wilhelmina Models. "The Weeknd was there hand in hand with Yovanna Ventura all night," a source told Us Weekly. "They arrived together. They were holding hands. He was there for a solid two hours with her and everywhere they went they held hands." Selena and The Weeknd during New York Fashion Week 2017. (Photo Credit: Getty Images) "He was parading her around," a second source said. "He was trying to make it obvious that he was with someone. They were pretty affectionate and were together the entire night." The next night the maybe-couple was photographed again in the seat of an SUV as they left Hyde nightclub. Selena and Justin rekindled their longtime romance after Sel called off her 10-month relationship with The Weeknd. And it seems like The Weeknd had to find someone to rebound with, and quickly— especially since his ex-girlfriend Bella Hadid has been rejecting him. Sources exclusively revealed to Life & Style that The Weeknd wants Bella back and he's been texting her and sending her flowers, but Bella "isn’t having any of it," insiders said.

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Gal Gadot will only be ‘Wonder Woman’ again if Brett Ratner is out.....

“Wonder Woman” star Gal Gadot is continuing to battle accused Hollywood sexual harasser Brett Ratner by refusing to sign for a super­hero sequel unless the movie-maker is completely killed from the franchise. Gadot — who last month backed out of a dinner honoring Ratner, where she was due to present him with an award — is taking a strong stance on sexual harassment in Hollywood and doesn’t want her hit “Wonder Woman” franchise to benefit a man accused of sexual misconduct. Ratner’s production company RatPac-Dune Entertainment helped produce “Wonder Woman” as part of its co-financing deal with Warner Bros. The movie has grossed more than $400 million internationally, and Ratner’s company will take a healthy share of the profits. A Warner Bros. insider explained, “Brett made a lot of money from the success of ‘Wonder Woman,’ thanks to his company having helped finance the first movie. Now Gadot is saying she won’t sign for the sequel unless Warner Bros. buys Brett out [of his financing deal] and gets rid of him.” The source added of Israeli-born Gadot, “She’s tough and stands by her principles. She also knows the best way to hit people like Brett Ratner is in the wallet. She also knows that Warner Bros. has to side with her on this issue as it develops. They can’t have a movie rooted in women’s empowerment being part-financed by a man ­accused of sexual misconduct against women.” Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her Ellen Page accuses Brett Ratner of outing her This past week, Warner Bros. announced it was severing ties with Ratner amid multiple sexual-harassment allegations leveled against him by actresses including Olivia Munn and Natasha Henstridge. Ratner has vehemently denied the allegations through his attorney, Marty Singer. Earlier this month, Gadot posted on Instagram: “Bullying and sexual harassment is unacceptable! I stand by all the courageous women confronting their fears and speaking out. Together we stand. We are all united in this time of change.” Reps for Gadot and Ratner did not comment. A rep for Warner Bros said only, “False.”

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Meek Mill Heads to Prison to Start His Sentence Despite Public Outcry

Meek Mill is inmate ND8400 at state prison in Camp Hill, but how he ended up there is the source of much debate. His supporters see the man behind the musician, a 30 year old suffering from an opioid addiction and being made an example of by a Philadelphia judge. He popped some wheelies on his dirt bike, traveled outside of Pennsylvania for shows and got into an altercation with a St. Louis airport employee who was taking his photo. That unfairly yielded 2 to 4 years in prison, according to more than 250,000 people who've signed a petition asking Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf for help. Dozens of celebrities have also expressed support for Mills and slammed the racial disparities in the criminal justice system. Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley is part of that system. She sees a man who has been in an out of her courtroom for a decade, defying her 10-year probation order. "I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court," she said during sentencing Monday. She sees the man known legally as Robert Rihmeek William, who was on probation since a 2008 conviction for dealing drugs and gun possession. He's the Philly rapper with a national audience, who was arrested twice this year: March. He was charged with a misdemeanor for an altercation with a St. Louis airport employee who was trying to take his photo August. He was charged with reckless driving while filming a music video and illegally riding his dirt bike in Manhattan. Charges were dropped in the first case and Mills took a dismissal deal in the second, according to the New York Times. 'Enamored' judge Brinkley is a focal point in the case, partially because critics disagree with her sentence and partially because Mill's attorney has made her one. One of Mill's attorneys, Joe Tacopina, told the New York Times that Brinkley has acted inappropriately during the case, including giving advice on who should be his manager. The judge has also been vindictive, he said. Tacopina said Brinkley asked Mills to do a remake of Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee" and mention her name, according to Philly.com. Mill laughed it off, the attorney told Philly.com, ultimately telling the judge, "I can't do that. It's not my music. I don't sing that stuff. And I don't do, like, you know, shout-outs to people in my songs." Brinkley responded with, "OK, suit yourself," Tacopina said. He told CNN Brinkley's behavior was "a little stalkerish," claiming last year she showed up at Mill's "community service for the homeless" and "watched him do community service." The judge hasn't responded to the allegations. The Philadelphia court system spokesman, Gabriel Roberts, on Wednesday issued a short statement: "Because this matter is subject to future litigation, there will be no comment at this time." Tacopina said on CNN he will appeal the sentence issued by Brinkley, who has "exhibited enormous bias" and is "enamored" with Mill and takes "a personal interest in the case." 'I'm asking for mercy' The New York City lawyer describes his client as "frustrated." "He's being treated different than anyone else," Tacopina said on CNN Thursday. "If his name was John Smith, he wouldn't be in jail and he certainly wouldn't be on probation. He's been on probation for nearly 10 years. Nobody goes on probation for 10 years." Mill initially had a five-year probation. Brinkley extended it after after additional violations. The rapper was previously sent to prison in July 2014 for parole violations related to performing out of state without permission. Brinkley ordered Mill to take etiquette classes. Mill told Billboard magazine he spent most of that prison stay in solitary confinement. He spoke briefly in court this week before sentencing. "I'm human. I'm not perfect," Mill said, according to a report from Philly.com. "I'm asking for mercy. You gave me the ladder to do what I have to do to prevail in my struggle. I made it this far, I can't really go back and start over." That's when Brinkley said, "I gave you break after break, and you basically just thumbed your nose at this court." Brinkley issued the 2 to 4 year sentence, going against the recommendation of the prosecution. Both the district attorney and Mill's probation officer recommended "no incarceration." Seeking help from Gov. Wolf Celebrities and supporters on Monday joined a chorus of people admonishing Brinkley for her sentence. "The sentence handed down by the Judge -- against the recommendation of the Assistant District Attorney and Probation Officer -- is unjust and heavy handed," rapper Jay-Z posted on Facebook Monday. "We will always stand by and support Meek Mill, both as he attempts to right this wrongful sentence and then in returning to his musical career." Comedian and actor Kevin Hart shared this: "Praying for my brother @meekmill right now. God sometimes puts the toughest battles on his strongest soldiers. I'm here for you man!!!! My brother for life...Always here for you man!!! This storm will pass...Stay strong & keep your head up" A petition for Mill's release started almost immediately. It's called "Somebody Save Meek Mill" and it had more than 257,000 signatures as of early Saturday morning. The thousands of signers are asking Gov. Tom Wolf, Lt. Gov. Mike Stack and the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons for help. The petition says: "We humbly ask for the Pennsylvania Board of Pardons to grant relief in his sentence and call on Governor Tom Wolf to closely look into this matter and address why Meek, and thousands of other young, black men throughout the state are unnecessarily incarcerated for minor parole and probation violations."  

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NICKI MINAJ ADDRESSES THE ‘CONSPIRACY THEORIES’ ABOUT CARDI B AND ‘MOTOR SPORT’

Nicki Minaj and Cardi B linked up for their first collaboration last week, with Migos’s “Motor Sport,” and it only took about 60 seconds before conspiracy theories started spreading like wildfire. Some fans and outlets have claimed that the two rappers didn’t know the other would be on the track, and others have even suggested that they were taking shots at each other with their respective verses. Nicki’s apparently fed up with all that talk, so she hopped on Twitter on Tuesday night (October 31) to set the record straight. “I was on the song w/Quavo. No one else was on it,” she began in a series of tweets. “He called & asked if I think we should put Bardi on it, I said ‘ok let’s do it.’ The end. Migos weren’t even on it yet. Just Quavo. The conspiracy theories r just so tired. Relax. Breathe.” Nicki went on to clarify that any published music has to get her written approval before being sent to streaming services. With that in mind, Nicki and Cardi would’ve both heard the track and spoken up if they had a problem with it. She continued, “These are men in our culture who simply refuse to let it go. They don’t do this to male M.C.’s. But yo #Motorsport #1 added on urban radio🙏🏽.” The “it” in question is the fabricated beef between Nicki and Cardi, which people have been talking about ever since “Bodak Yellow” started climbing the charts, despite both rappers publicly showing support for one another. In fact, Nicki capped off her series of tweets by reiterating Cardi’s thoughts on the issue from a recent interview: “We could make out & it wouldn’t be enough. I’m done.”

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Best Buy Stops Selling Overpriced iPhone X Models After People Complain

You don’t want to spend $100 more to pay upfront for the latest iPhone models? Fine, we wont sell you the iPhone. How about them apples? That’s essentially the stance Best Buy has taken in the wake of consumer backlash from news that the company was charging consumers more to buy the phone upfront instead of through an installment plan. Bloomberg first reported earlier today that the company has decided to only sell the iPhone X and iPhone 8 with installment plans. When Best Buy began offering pre-order of the iPhone X last week, it was asking $100 more for customers who didn’t want installment debt. The Apple store allowed customers to buy the phone upfront without paying the extra $100. The iPhone X with 64GB on the Apple store or through the Best Buy installment plan cost $999. However, to buy that same phone upfront at Best Buy, it cost $1,099. For the iPhone X 265 GB, the price difference was $1,149 and $1,249.   Best Buy has also been selling the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus for $100 more than its normal retail price, for those who paid for it all at once. The day the iPhone X was made available for pre-order, a Best Buy spokesperson explained the company charged more for upfront pricing because “Flexibility has a cost.” “Sometimes customers aren’t able to purchase phones at other locations because their desired plan or carrier makes them ineligible,” the spokesperson told Gizmodo. “That’s not the case at Best Buy, as our prices reflect the fact that no matter their desired plan or carrier, or whether a customer is on a business or personal plan, they are able to get a phone the way they want at Best Buy.” That explanation for the pricing wasn’t enough to keep customers from complaining, and now Best Buy has decided to only sell the phone to customers who will pay for the device with a monthly installment plan. Best Buy did not immediately respond to a request for comment on its decision to no longer provide upfront sales of the iPhone 8 and iPhone X, but a spokesperson told Bloomberg: “Although there was clearly demand for the un-activated iPhone X, selling it that way cost more money, causing some confusion with our customers and noise in the media... That’s why we decided a few days ago to only sell the phone the traditional way, through installment billing plans.” That is a slightly more frank explanation of the pricing difference: Best Buy gets paid by carriers when the company sells phones that are set up through those carriers. If customers buy the phones upfront without a carrier attached, then Best Buy misses out on that money from the carriers.

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Damn! Omarion Performed for a Nearly Empty Show

After garnering success in 2014 with his hit "Post To Be", Omarion has had issues getting a release for his fifth album, Reasons. Apparently, he's also having trouble getting fans out to his shows. During a recent show in Namibia, South Africa, Omarion performed for a nearly empty venue. Why? Well, a number of reports said that Omarion was scheduled to appear at a press conference, but did not show up. His manager ultimately called and said the singer couldn't make it, citing "exhaustion" after a lengthy flight. Omarion showed up in Namibia, REFUSED TO SHOW UP AT A PRESS CONF. AND Namibians paid him back in kind by not showing up to his concert Phil Mphela, a South African entertainer, called the boycott an example of the "Namibian press, influencers & people" teaching Omarion "a lesson. DONT DISRESPECT US!!" Despite how it looked, Omarion posted a video from the event... and it looked like he had enough fans that a few ladies rocked with him on stage. As long as you had a good time.  

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Wendy Williams passed out during the Halloween episode of her talk show on Tuesday morning.

Television talk show host Wendy Williams fainted during a live broadcast of her show in New York City on Tuesday morning. The New York City Fire Department was called to the Chelsea Television Studios at 10:51 a.m. after the 53-year-old, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, began to slur her words. "Let's get started. Our first guest..." Williams started to say before she backed up and fainted. A crew member was seen running onstage to help her. She said she overheated in her costume pic.twitter.com/1QdCZhe5pE — Baby Bye (@1BabyBye) October 31, 2017 "That was not a stunt. I overheated in my costume. I did pass out. But you know what, I'm a champ and I'm back," Williams said. A more detailed statement from Ronn Torossian, spokesperson for Wendy Williams, was issued via email: "Ms. Williams fainted on-air this morning. She is dehydrated and is on her way home for a good day and nite of sleep. She has been examined by medical professionals and is well. She is ok and will continue as shows as planned. She will address this on-air tomorrow. She has never missed a day of work and is looking forward on November 13th to her 1500th show." The FDNY said they remained at the scene but no one has been taken to the hospital.  

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