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(WATCH VIDEO) Orlando Brown Claims Michael Jackson Was His 'Father' and He Wants To Marry Raven-Symone

Orlando Brown gave a headline-making interview throughout associate intervention with Dr. Phil handler that ventilated on Dec. twenty one and in it, he unconcealed that he thinks the King of Pop is his father together with different freaky details... Former That’s therefore Raven star city Brown, 31, WHO is thought for having a past of legal struggles, gave a stunning interview throughout associate intervention with Dr. Phil handler on his broadcast and it’s exploit individuals terribly confused. within the episode, that ventilated on Dec. 21, city wore freaky inexperienced and black snake eye contacts and talked concerning numerous topics, together with the late singer. “They’re my singer eyelids,” city told Dr. Phil concerning his snake eye contacts. “From [the] ‘Thriller’ [music video].” additionally to the MJ-inspired eyelids, city same that the King of Pop is his father. “My full name is city Brown aristocrat singer Jr. aka Blanket,” the actor same, laughing. “My nickname I gave to myself. My father was singer, the good Michael Jackson…I accustomed continuously marvel why I’m therefore astronomically blessed and precocious once it involves being proficient. I rap, sing and that i do everything immaculately. The eyes. And additionally simply talking to completely different Jackson relations that, you know, have confirmed it. So yeah, it’s a blessing to grasp that. I will sit here these days and say, that yeah, that singer was my father.” After his comments caused some confusion, city later processed that archangel wasn't his actual father however a lot of of a “father figure” in his life and went on to speakregarding however he ne'er met him and his noted Neverland Ranch. “I recognize my father would have wished ME to possess it,” he same of archangel and his ranch. “He left it on behalf of me.” In addition to the archangel speak, city used the interview as a chance to speak regarding his need to marry former co-star Raven-Symone, 33, United Nations agency he says he encompasses a smart relationship with. “I need to marry her. i've got to seek out out the simplest way to raise her. Right now, I’m simply chilling,” he said. He additionally went on to speak regarding however he had a minimum of four children and gave inconsistent answers once asked their ages. He initial same they were ages two, 5, 11, and “like sixteen to 18” however once asked once more later he same, “I got a 2-year-old, 4-year-old…5-year-old, 8 and 11. Two-year-old still within the belly. we have a tendency to don’t recognize [the name] however.” When Dr. Phil identified the inconsistencies in his answers, he claimed the program host was ridiculing him. “Bro, honestly, I see them all over,” he said. “But at the top of the day, I barely see them. I don’t recognize them. They don’t recognize ME,” he said. “That’s what this unit is regarding, having the ability to spot and, you know, go back to with my children and stuff.” After talking regarding his past incidents, together with the sooner this year, once he was inactive for numerous things, together with alleged crime drug possession, infringement charges of drug gear, and alleged battery against a spouse equivalent when entering into a verbal argument together with his girlfriend and her mother, cityclaimed he was currently “four years sober.” He entered a treatment facility when his arrests in Sept. to induce facilitate for mental state and misuse problems. Before the interview finished, Dr. Phil offered urban center facilitate and introduced him to a doctor from a Malibu addiction and mental state treatment center however he refused to just accept it. “That sounds cool however I don’t have the time at once,” he said. “I very would like I did have the time. I’ve been longing treatments and plenty of cluster sessions and every one of these items unnecessarily within the initial place. I refuse to let myself believe that, you know, i've got a controversy.” He conjointly talked concerning what he’s attempting to concentrate on currently. “Right currently what i want facilitate with is ME essentially having my home, my youngsters and my life. That’s all i want,” he said. “Like i discussed earlier, four years sober. I don’t suppose i want the assistance.” “I suppose some individuals on the skin must grow old and that they must very take responsibility for what they’ve worn out their lives and stop attempting to cover between alternative people’s masks,” he continued . “I simply got out of rehab, out of the E.R. I’m not doing no longer far from my youngsters that i want to. i would like my youngstersto be with ME in Neverland.”

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Aretha Franklin reportedly 'gravely ill,' surrounded by friends and family

Aretha Franklin is reportedly “gravely ill” and surrounded by her friends and family in Detroit... Showbiz411’s Roger Friedman reported on Sunday the Queen of Soul's family is “asking for prayers and privacy.” Franklin’s family also confirmed the news to WDIV Local 4. No further details about her health were immediately available, and reps for Franklin did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment. Franklin, who turned 76 in March, has been battling health problems for years, but continued to perform until as recently as last year. Her most recent performance was last November for the Elton John AIDS Foundation in New York. The soul singer was also forced to cancel a series of concerts last summer on “doctor’s orders.” In March, she announced she would not be at New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival because her doctor recommended she take a break from touring. “Aretha Franklin has been ordered by her doctor to stay off the road and rest completely for at least the next two months,” Franklin’s management said in a statement to Rolling Stone. “She is extremely disappointed she cannot perform at this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival as she had expected and hoped to.” Franklin had been planning on slowing down. Last year, she announced she was preparing to retire following the release of her new album and would be reducing the number of performances she does each year.  "I must tell you, I am retiring this year," Franklin told WDIV in 2017. "This will be my last year. I will be recording, but this will be my last year in concert. This is it." Although Showbiz411 reported Franklin battled cancer in 2010, the singer has long denied she was ever diagnosed. “I don’t know where ‘pancreatic cancer’ came from,” Franklin told Access Hollywood in 2011. “I was sitting there reading the newspaper and it was saying someone in my family said that. No one in my family ever said that to anybody.”

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US woman, 92, kills son to avoid being sent into care home...

A 92-year-old US woman shot and killed her son, 72, in order to avoid being sent into a care home, police say. Anna Mae Blessing, who is charged with murder, contemplated her son's intentions to put her into care for days, according to court documents. "You took my life, so I'm taking yours," she reportedly said as she was escorted out of the Arizona home she shared with her son and his girlfriend. Mrs Blessing told police she had intended to kill herself, too. The incident happened in the morning of 2 July in the town of Fountain Hills, Maricopa county, police records obtained by local media say. Mrs Blessing's son, whose name has not been released, wanted her to leave for an assisted living facility because she "had become difficult to live with". The mother concealed two firearms in her robe pockets before confronting her son in his bedroom, police said in a statement. During the ensuing argument, she pulled out one revolver, purchased in the 1970s, and fired at her son. Police found the son dead, with two bullet wounds to his neck and jaw. Mrs Blessing then pointed the gun at her son's 57-year-old girlfriend, who managed to wrestle it away and throw it into a corner of the room. She pulled out a second pistol, which she told police her late husband had given to her in the 1970s. The girlfriend managed to knock this one out of Mrs Blessing's hands, too, before escaping and calling the sheriff's office. Police found Mrs Blessing in a reclining chair in her bedroom. She later told them she deserved to be "put to sleep" for her actions. She is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated assault and kidnapping, and her bail was set at $500,000.

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Maxine Waters responds to death threats: 'You better shoot straight'

Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) has addressed a series of recent death threats she said she has received, telling would-be threateners to "shoot straight" during an immigration rally on Saturday... “I know that there are those who are talking about censuring me, talking about kicking me out of Congress, talking about shooting me, talking about hanging me,” Waters told the crowd in Los Angeles. “All I have to say is this, if you shoot me you better shoot straight, there’s nothing like a wounded animal,” she added to cheers. Waters was forced to cancel a pair of events in Alabama and Texas this week after a “very serious death threat.” She said she has been getting harassed after she called for protesters to confront Trump administration officials in public over its "zero tolerance" immigration policy.

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Actor Samuel L. Jackson Under Fire For Alleged Homophobic Tweet

Tough-talking actor Samuel L. Jackson wished President Donald Trump a happy birthday on Friday, but the Twitterverse took exception to the perceived anti-gay slurs in the message and laid their vengeance upon him... Jackson’s tweet: “Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday.” The tweet included an image of a product called “After Dick Mints” with the tagline “Going down?” One Twitter user asked, “Did you and Joy Reid get hacked by the same person?” The reference is to the MSNBC host who had several homophobic posts on her blog, but claimed she was hacked. Must have been a party at The White House, Mitch, Paul, Rudy & others were spotted wearing knee pads & carrying these lined up outside. Happy Birthday🤡💩 pic.twitter.com/VzTokZoUjg — Samuel L. Jackson (@SamuelLJackson) June 15, 2018 Actor Adam Baldwin of the late, lamented TV show Firefly asked, “Gay shaming?” He later removed the tweet. Another user directed at tweet at Capital One, asking the credit card company whether they endorse the language from a spokesperson.

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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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McCain doesn't want Trump at funeral, friends tell White House...

McCain, who has been battling brain cancer, and Trump have had a turbulent relationship. The senator wants Vice President Mike Pence to attend instead... WASHINGTON — People close to Sen. John McCain have told the White House that the ailing Arizona Republican does not want President Donald Trump to attend his funeral and would like Vice President Mike Pence to come instead, a source close to McCain confirmed to NBC News. McCain, 81, has been battling an aggressive form of brain cancer for nearly a year and is back home in Arizona after he underwent surgery last month for an intestinal infection. The senator, the 2008 GOP presidential nominee, said in an audio excerpt this week of his forthcoming memoir, "I don't know how much longer I'll be here," according to a clip aired by NPR.

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At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard

The cost of imprisoning each of California’s 130,000 inmates is expected to reach a record $75,560 in the next year... HOW MUCH? More than tuition at Harvard University That’s enough to cover the annual cost of attending Harvard University and still have plenty left over for pizza and beer Gov. Jerry Brown’s spending plan for the fiscal year that starts July 1 includes a record $11.4 billion for the corrections department while also predicting that there will be 11,500 fewer inmates in four years because voters in November approved earlier releases for many inmates. A PATTERN CONTINUES Cost per prisoner has doubled since 2005 The price for each inmate has doubled since 2005, even as court orders related to overcrowding have reduced the population by about one-quarter. Salaries and benefits for prison guards and medical providers drove much of the increase. The result is a per-inmate cost that is the nation’s highest — and $2,000 above tuition, fees, room and board, and other expenses to attend Harvard. Since 2015, California’s per-inmate costs have surged nearly $10,000, or about 13%. New York is a distant second in overall costs at about $69,000. Critics say with fewer inmates, the costs should be falling. “Now that we’re incarcerating less, we haven’t ramped the system back down,” said Chris Hoene, executive director of the left-leaning California Budget & Policy Center. For example, the corrections department has one employee for every two inmates, compared with one employee for roughly every four inmates in 1994. WHY DOES IT COST SO MUCH? Costs rising even as prison population declines California was sued over prison overcrowding, and to comply with a federal court-imposed population cap, the Brown administration now keeps most lower-level offenders in county jails instead of state prisons. Additionally, voters in 2014 reduced penalties for drug and property crimes and last fall approved the earlier releases. State Sen. Jim Nielsen (R-Gerber) said reformers falsely promised a “prison dividend” from savings related to the changes. Instead, there’s now an uptick in many crimes and he’s worried it will lead to an influx of new inmates that will cost more to house. Joan Petersilia, co-director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center, said it was “highly predictable” that per-inmate costs would increase even as the population decreased. “We released all the low-risk, kind of low-need, and we kept in the high-risk, high-need,” she said.  

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Former first lady Barbara Bush dies at age 92 (VIDEO)

"A former first lady of the United States of America and relentless proponent of family literacy, Barbara Pierce Bush passed away Tuesday, April 17, 2018, at the age of 92," reads a statement from the office of former President George H.W. Bush.... Mrs. Bush served as the country's first lady from 1989 to 1993. She passed away shortly after deciding to forgo further medical treatments for her failing health. Her funeral will be held at St. Martin’s Church in Houston, when she and the former president have been devoted members for decades. Having been hospitalized numerous times while battling congestive heart failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she decided Sunday that she wanted to be "surrounded by a family she adores," according to an earlier statement released by Mr. Bush's office. "It will not surprise those who know her that Barbara Bush has been a rock in the face of her failing health, worrying not for herself -- thanks to her abiding faith -- but for others," the statement continued. "She is surrounded by a family she adores and appreciates the many kind messages and especially the prayers she is receiving." In January 2017, Mrs. Bush and her husband were hospitalized at the same time. She was being treated for bronchitis and the nation's 41st president was being treated for pneumonia. Mrs. Bush is one of only two first ladies in the history of the country who is also the mother of a president. Abigail Adams, the wife of John Adams, a founding father of the nation and its second president, was the mother of John Quincy Adams, the sixth U.S. president. Mrs. Bush is the mother of George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States, and Jeb Bush, the former governor of Florida who ran for president of the United States in 2016. During her tenure as the nation's first lady, Mrs. Bush, the mother of six children, was a champion for global literacy and continued the work after she and her husband left the White House. In 1989, she formed the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy, which encourages parents to read to their children. "Literacy fits in with so many other things," she once told The Chicago Tribune. "If more people could read, fewer people would have AIDS. There would be less homelessness. I'm absolutely convinced of that."

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Russia says it warned U.S. of 'grave repercussions' if Syria attacked....

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russian U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia said on Monday that Moscow has warned the United States of “grave repercussions” if it carries out an attack against Syrian government forces over reports of a deadly chemical weapons attack...... There was no chemical weapons attack,” Nebenzia told the U.N. Security Council. “Through the relevant channels we already conveyed to the U.S. that armed force under mendacious pretext against Syria – where, at the request of the legitimate government of a country, Russian troops have been deployed - could lead to grave repercussions,” he said. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley told the council that Washington “will respond” to the attack on a rebel-held town in Syria regardless of whether the United Nations Security Council acts or not.

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