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Spike Lee’s ‘BlacKkKlansman’ wins Grand Prix at Cannes

Film's most fashionable festival came to a close Saturday night with Brooklyn native Spike Lee bringing home the second-place prize. Lee's riotous "BlacKkKlansman," about an African-American police officer who successfully infiltrates a local Ku Klux Klan chapter, was awarded the Grand Prize at the Cannes Film Festival. "I take this on the behalf of the People's Republic of Brooklyn, New York," Lee said as he accepted the coveted award. Lee's movie tells the true-ish story of Det. Ron Stallworth, the first black cop in Colorado Springs, Colo., and his infiltration of the KKK. The film, which stars Denzel Washington's son John David Washington, along with help from Adam Driver and Laura Harrier, was produced by Jordan Peele, fresh off his success with "Get Out." It is loosely based on Stallworth's autobiography. Topher Grace appears as a smarmy former Klan grand wizard David Duke. The Cannes jury gave the film its second-highest honor at the festival, with jury president Cate Blanchett saying the movie is "quintessentially about an American crisis." "Obviously, this is an international film festival," Blanchett said at a press conference following the ceremony. "We talked a lot about when a film transcends the limitations of its culture. Spike has made a film that is quintessentially about an American crisis and yet all of us felt connected to it. That, we felt, really elevated its importance even more." Lee, 61, connects the film, set in the early 1970s, to today with real footage from last year's violent white supremacist march in Charlottesville, Va. The movie received a standing ovation from the black tie-clad crowd at the posh festival during its debut earlier in the week. It was Lee's first competition entry at Cannes since "Jungle Fever" in 1991. Beating "BlacKkKlansman" for the top spot at the 71st edition of the French Riviera extravaganza was Japanese director Hirokazu Kore-eda's "Shoplifters." The film, an understated story of a small-time thief who takes an abused young girl home to his family, won the top Palme d'Or award. While many speculated that the Blanchett-led jury might award only the second Palme d'Or to a film directed by a woman, the most likely contender — Lebanese director Nadine Labaki's "Capernaum" — was instead given Cannes' jury prize.

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Texas official blames school shooting on too many exits and entrances....

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick blamed Friday's massacre at a high school near Houston in part on "too many entrances and too many exits" on the campus, prompting some to mock his perspective as "door control." "From what we know, this student walked in ... with a long coat and a shotgun under his coat," said Patrick, a Republican who has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association. "It's 90 degrees. Had there been one single entrance possibly for every student, maybe he would have been stopped." Patrick, who has previously pushed for open carry and concealed carry laws in Texas, made the comments during a news conference on the same day a 17-year-old student allegedly opened fire with a shotgun and a revolver at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people and injuring at least 10 others. The firearms were owned by the suspect's father, Texas' governor has said. While Patrick also implored parents who own guns to lock them safely away, he focused his remarks not on weapons but on redesigning school entryways. In placing a focus on doors, Patrick seemingly fell in line with the powerful gun-lobbying group's strategy following school-shooting incidents of identifying possible ways -- apart from restricting firearms -- to make campuses safer. "There are too many entrances and too many exits to our over 8,000 campuses in Texas. There aren't enough people to put a guard in every entrance and exit," Patrick said, suggesting officials consider retrofitting existing schools to reduce doorways. Patrick's proposal drew criticism online, with some noting that it ignored the role of guns in the recent bloodshed.  

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Blac Chyna's Assistant Dies After Being Taken Off Of Life Support

Blac Chyna’s assistant has reportedly died after she was taken off life support... Lorena “Patty” Hernandez died on Wednesday after being pronounced brain dead on Monday following a third brain bleed, according to The Blast. Hernandez suffered a brain hemorrhage in January at a salon in Encino, California, owned by Blac Chyna, the outlet reports.  Her family is planning to donate her organs and preparing to file a wrongful death lawsuit against Blac Chyna, whose real name is Angela White, for allegedly abusing her and not providing worker’s compensation, The Blast reports. Her exes Rob Kardashian and Tyga donated to Hernandez’s GoFundMe, according to Page Six. Kardashian donated a total of $10,000, while Tyga, under his birth name, Michael Stevenson, donated $5,000. Singer-songwriter Jeffree Star also made a donation of $10,000 to the account.

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Beyoncé and Cardi B in Bitter Feud Because Bey "Feels Threatened"

Cardi B name-drops Beyoncé no fewer than four times on her album Invasion of Privacy. But instead of being flattered, Beyoncé, 36, is feeling threatened by the rising rap star, 25. "Bey is worried about being dethroned by Cardi," an insider tells Life & Style. "She’s been complaining to [her husband] JAY-Z that Cardi is going out of her way to outshine her." Whether she’s trying to or not, Cardi doing some outshining. Beyoncé previously held a record-breaking 12 songs in the Billboard Hot 100 at once, but Cardi surpassed that with 13 songs in April. "Cardi’s career is goin from strength to strength," the insider notes. "Beyoncé is all smiles when she runs into Cardi, but behind closed doors, she’s worried." The singers nearly had a conflict in April, when Bey fired about 20 of her backup dancers and Cardi reportedly looked into hiring some of them for her Coachella performance. Ultimately, the "Bodak Yellow" hitmaker decided not to add to her dance crew, but "Beyoncé was furious just hearing about it,” the insider says. Even though Cardi is a Beyoncé superfan, she’s not afraid to go to war with her idol if she has to. "At the end of the day," says the insider, "Cardi won’t let anything or anyone, no matter how famous or powerful, get in her way."

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OH NO! ‘4:44’ No More? Jay-Z May Be Forced To Cancel Upcoming Global Tour

And the federal government may be to blame. Jay-Z‘s upcoming global concert tour is in real danger of being derailed. And it may all be due to the federal government. The Securities and Exchange Commission wants to have a chat with the rapper concerning an investigation into his clothing line, but his lawyers say demands for “unlimited” testimony by the star amount to a “celebrity hunt.” Jay-Z, whose real name is Shawn Carter, has been called to testify in the SEC’s case against Iconix brand management company, which bought the trademarks to the singer’s Rocawear clothing line for $200 million. Their investigation centers on potential securities law violations by Iconix, which manages and licenses clothing brands while maintaining little overhead from inventory. Jay-Z has already agreed to testify for a full day before the regulatory agency, even though he claims to have little information about the investigation’s focus. But his attorneys argue that requiring unlimited questioning places “unreasonable and burdensome demands” on Beyonce’s husband, as he prepares for a 45-date, world-wide concert tour promoting his 4:44 album. “The SEC continues to insist on meeting Mr. Carter in person for an unlimited period of time,” attorney Alex Spiro argued in a Monday court filing. “The upshot imposes unreasonable burdens on Mr. Carter and raises serious questions about whether this exercise has transcended any investigative purpose and crossed over into a celebrity hunt.” In a statement filed with the legal memo, Jay-Z stated that rushing to testify at the SEC’s Washington, D.C. headquarters on May 11 would “impair the work of many individuals and entities who are preparing for the tour and will hinder my own work in preparation for the tour.” SEC attorneys are scheduled to file a response on Tuesday, hours before a scheduled hearing on the matter in Manhattan federal court.

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Andre 3000 Returns With 'Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)' & 'Look Ma No Hands': Listen..BUMP 🔊 OR DUMP 💩

André 3000 celebrated Mother's Day by surprising fans with a tribute to his mom, complete with family photos, fond memories and a 17-minute jazz meditation... On Sunday (May 13), André 3000 -- aka André Benjamin -- posted two new tracks along with handwritten notes and sentimental ephemera including texts from his mother and snapshots of the two of them beaming at what appears to be an elementary school graduation ceremony. I love you mom. Link in bio A post shared by André Lauren Benjamin (@therealandre3000benjamin) on May 12, 2018 at 10:14pm PDT "Look Ma No Hands," the lengthy, jazz-infused composition, features James Blake on piano and Benjamin himself on the clarinet. A photo of handwritten lyrics for "Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)" is met with a profound caption from the musician, who reflected on the holiday and the inspiration behind the song. "I'm sure all the cards, dinners, flowers and last minute gifts are appreciated but I've learned the best gift a parent could get is to simply know their child is ok," he writes via Instagram. Listen to "Me&My (To Bury Your Parents)" and "Look Ma No Hands" below.

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Meek Mill Says Jay-Z Quietly Spent Millions On His Legal Fees

After spending five months in prison for a controversial probation violation, Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill has spent the past two weeks getting his head together and speaking out about the injustices in the criminal justice system... So far he’s been on a media blitz, sitting down with NBC’s Lester Holt, veteran broadcaster, Angie Martinez, CNN, CBS This Morning, and now New York’s popular morning show, The Breakfast Club. During his Breakfast Club interview, Meek said that he feels a responsibility to speak out about the inequalities in the justice system because of the support he received throughout his ordeal. “I’m just reaching back the same way people supported me,” he said. “I know a lot of people were supporters of my music, but when it came to real life...people standing outside in the rain, protesting and actually being a part of helping me get back on these streets, I felt like I’m entitled to give back.”   Throughout his imprisonment, one of Meek Mill’s biggest supporters was rapper Jay-Z. While Meek is signed to Jay-Z’s artist management company, Roc Nation, Jay-Z’s support extended beyond exclaiming, “Free Meek!” in the media. Jay not only wrote a passionate op-ed for The New York Times about Mill’s unjust imprisonment but, according to the Philly rapper, Jigga also spent millions of dollars helping him get free. “JAY-Z is actually responsible for some of my legal fees, which I thought was the dopest in the world because it was some millions of dollars. I don’t even think I could have afforded it,” Mill admitted, though he said he was still able to take care of his family while he was locked up. Jay wasn’t the only one in the Carter household supporting Meek’s cause, Beyonce was also on board. On DJ Khaled’s song, “Top Off,” she shouted out the rapper. Meek Mill Says He’s grateful For the Support Jay Z & Beyonce Showed Him When He was Locked Up.  “I played that joint back. I was like ‘I know Beyoncé ain’t say no sh-t like this out of her mouth.’ I had to play it back again,” he said. “Then I heard her say ‘I’m in the hood screaming Free Meek’ ... That’s mega support—from Beyoncé and Jay-Z—because they don’t have to say it. You know Beyoncé ain’t shoutin’ no n----s out in jail.” As Meek readjusts to life on the outside and eases back into music, he also said he won’t forget about the people who are incarcerated who do not have the means to get out. Instead, he’s going to partner with some of his powerful new friends to advocate for those behind the wall. “I’m trying to use my platform and my voice,” he explained. “We’re in the process of starting an organization now. It’s going to be big.”

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Rihanna Says Her Met Dress Was So Heavy That 'Every Step Was a Squat' and She 'Gained in Her Butt'

The elaborate ensemble was so heavy, the star even considered a different option from Maison Margiela instead, but ultimately couldn’t part ways with the jaw-dropping look... “I had another option that was a lot more simple, same Margiela, but I felt like it was an insult to the people who sat there and like, hand beaded that entire thing, to just say, ‘No, put that in the archives,” she said. “It was so great, I couldn’t deny it.” And fans couldn’t have been happier that Rihanna went with her Papal-inspired look. The second the star hit the red carpet on Monday night, Twitter blew up with praise for her opulent attire. “Rihanna has owned this theme #MetGala,” one fan tweeted. Another said, “Seriously – every single thing about this is GORGEOUS. Rihanna KILLED IT #MetGala.”

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Cardi B Deletes Instagram After Clapping Back at Azealia Banks

It looks like Cardi B has disappeared from social media after clapping back at Azealia Banks's insulting remarks that she made on a radio show earlier this week... As noted by Billboard, Azealia appeared on The Breakfast Club yesterday, May 11, where she called Cardi a "caricature of a black woman," adding: "Like, if my spelling and grammar was that bad, I’d be canceled. If Nicki Minaj spelled like that, we would be ragging on her all day." In a series of now-deleted Instagram posts, Cardi responded to Azealia's comments. Although her Insta account seems to have disappeared, screenshots of her statements have made the rounds on social media, allowing fans to read her response. In one of her posts, Cardi accuses Azealia of "belittling black women," referencing her comments to Skai Jackson back in 2016. "The difference between me and you, I've never tried to be or represent someone I'm not," Cardi wrote. "I've made it where I am for being myself, and staying true to that." Cardi went on to address Azealia's specific insults, writing: "You think because someone uses a lot of big words and long sentences that makes them smart?! ... Because I laugh a little harder or talk a little louder doesn't make me a caricature. You think you're advocating for women and you're doing the opposite! I pray you find peace in your own heart and reason in your own mind! Pray for your own success before you pray for the downfall of others!" In another post, Cardi said: "I'm from the hood. I speak how I speak I am how I am. I did not choose to be famous people choose me! People followed me on Instagram and the people gave me a platform to introduce my talent. I never asked to be a example or a role model I don't want to change my ways because I'm famous that's why I just mind my business." In addition to seemingly deleting her Instagram, Cardi also apparently has made her Twitter private. According to HotNewHipHop.com, before making the changes to her social media, the rapper tweeted: "I’m tired of the bullsh*t. I need to enjoy my pregnancy, family, new projects and my partner. Listen to Invasion of Privacy."

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'Shut the f*** up and get out the car!' The shocking moment a Georgia police officer drags a crying 65-year-old grandmother from her car during a traffic stop

This is the shocking moment a screaming 65-year-old grandmother was dragged out of her car by a police officer during a traffic stop.... Squad car video shows Officer James Legg shouting 'you're not in charge, shut the f*** up' before pulling Rose Campbell out of her vehicle during the heated encounter on Windward Parkway in Alpharetta on May 4. Campbell's arrest followed a stand-off lasting more than five minutes during which the driver refused to sign a traffic violation ticket and then ignored repeated requests to leave her vehicle. The Alpharetta Police Department posted the video on Facebook with a statement from Public Safety Chief John Robinson in which he said Legg's behavior 'did not represent our organization'. The footage starts with Campbell's silver SUV being pulled over by the side of the road, before Officer Michael Swerdlove approaches her to check her license and explain she had been ticketed for drifting from one lane to another. After hearing she had been ticketed, Campbell asks Swerdlove to call a supervisor, which he claims to have done. But she refuses to sign the ticket - on offense in Georgia - so Swerdlove asks her to step out of her car so she can be arrested. 'Step out of the car', Swerdlove says repeatedly, to which Campbell replies, 'I'm going to wait for your supervisor.' The exchange then becomes heated as Campbell closes her door on Swerdlove, which he reacts to by shouting at her to leave the vehicle and trying to pull her out. 'Stop it! Your supervisor needs to come now, now!' she replies, at which point a passenger gets out of the back door and walks away from the confrontation. 'You need to get out of the car, you're under arrest,' Swerdlove says. 'Step out of the car, you need to come now.' 'I won't until your supervisor comes,' Campbell says. 'This is abusive behavior, no sir. I need to supervisor, now!' 'You're under arrest, you are resisting arrest,' the officer replies. At this point reinforcements called by Swerdlove arrive in two police cars with their sirens blaring before pulling up next to Campbell's car.   6 freaking cops for an older lady? Hauling her out of her car and man handling her!! Fucker prob got all pension and etc..And clown 🤡 PoPo 👮‍♀️ said that’s How he was trained.... smfh... guess from your mom and pops... PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT BELOW...I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR YOUR THOUGHTS ON THIS POST DOES YOUR BRAND NEED HELP!!! NEED PROMOTION? A FRESH NEW LOOK might be just the thing... BUSINESSES,CLOTHING,MUSIC,MODELS,FILM ...multiple package available...DM me for all promotional services if you need @GreatestEntertainmentGroup for deals PayPal💰 anything else....you want to be seen...BUSINESS ADVERTISING clothing,music,comedy,hair,models..ECT DM serious inquires only #Press #MediaCoverage #BehindTheScenes #VideoShoot #Models #ProductPlacement #BuildYourBrand #Bookings #Hosting #PhotoShoots #PR #pressplay #Music #Fashion #Films #Celebrity #Bloggers #VideoGrapher #PhotoGrapher #PhotoJournalist #Writers #Media #AllAccess #greatestent #greatestentertainment ⠀ #GreatestEntertainmentGroup #geg #gegwtf #gegmusic #gegstaywoke A post shared by Greatest Entertainment Group ™ (@greatestentertainmentgroup) on May 12, 2018 at 4:13pm PDT A second officer, who has not been named, gets out of one of the cars and approaches Campbell, telling her: 'I need you to get out of the car, step out. 'Come out of the car, you're been arrested. We're not going to try and hurt you.' Officer Legg walks to the other side of the car as the polite, but heated, encounter continues. Campbell says, 'I won't come out for him,' referring to the first officer. The second officer says, 'Ok, alright, as he gently helps her out of the vehicle.' But at this point Legg begins shouting curses at Campbell. 'Hey, you're not in charge, shut the f*** up and get out of the car,' he screams. Swerdlove and the second officer continue moving Campbell out of the vehicle, but Legg then grabs her and pulls her with considerable force. She begins screaming as three other officers arrive at the scene. 'Where's your supervisor, where's your supervisor,' Campbell screams. At this point Legg grabs the woman again and pulls her towards the cop cars. 'I want the supervisor, where is the supervisor, I need him now,' Campbell says. 'I'm going to have a heart attack, my blood pressure is sky high.' Off-camera, one of the officers says he is going to call a medic, to which she responds by demanding again to see a supervisor. One of the officers can be heard telling Campbell not to slam her body against the cop car and saying 'please, I need you to sit down now.' Recounting the incident, Campbell said she felt 'scared' and 'ganged up on' by the officers. 'I just panicked, I felt like my heart exploded. Am I in a movie? Is this a movie? I couldn’t believe it. It was surreal,' she told WSB. 'I didn't expect that in America. I didn't expect that in Atlanta. I didn't expect that especially in Alpharetta.' Legg was immediately suspended and has since resigned. Campbell says she wants an apology and more training for officers and has not decided whether to take legal action. Public Safety Chief John Robinson said in a Facebook post about the video: 'We strive to be a transparent department. 'If we are going to be 100 percent transparent, that means that we also must be willing to share with you any major concerns that arise regarding employee performance and behavior. 'There are aspects about this video that simply do not represent our organization.'

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