Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mother Warns Fans Of Fake GoFundMe Page

While Nipsey Hussle‘s ex Tanisha Foster continues to fight claims that she’s an unfit mother, halting her process becoming the legal guardian to her and Nipsey’s daughter, she’s now denying claims starting a GoFundMe account to raise money as a single parent. Tanisha shared a screenshotted image to her Instagram feed that shows the fake account, alerting her followers to beware. 

“So now ppl are playing and making fake accounts plz be aware that it is not me,” she wrote alongside the image. It’s unclear who started the page and whether they’ve cashed out on the $500,00 goal. 

Tanisha is still fighting the long hard battle to becoming Emani’s legal guardian amid the tragic passing Nipsey Hussle.

The 10-year-old is said to be in the custody Nipsey’s immediate family while the court is still in the process deciding who will be her sole guardian. Tanisha has been slammed for her past ways that have affected her getting full custody. “If everyone was truly interested in doing what is best for Emani, they would treat me as her mother and not in the manner that they have,” she recently stated

Megan Thee Stallion Finally Confirms Relationship With Moneybagg Yo

While Moneyboagg Yo already revealed that he and everyone’s favorite Hottie were already engaged in a romantic relationship, it took Megan Thee Stallion some time to finally seal the deal with any public acknowledgment. Now, Meg has made things ficial by uploading a clip on her own Instagram the two together. 

“He’s a Hot Boy now,” she penned in a caption to fans approval as they collectively expressed the relief that Yo has finally made the Instagram feed. Prior to this image, Moneybagg did make a few cameo appearances on Megan’s Instagram Live sessions.

The revelation followed closely behind a  snippet the upcoming Hype Williams-directed Fever film, a featured clip set to visualize Megan’s debut album the same name. The creative direction the film seems to adopt a sweet spot that entices Quentin Tarantino and Melvin Van Peebles fans alike.

It’s shaping up to be quite the year for the breakout Southern emcee who has enjoyed the fruits a number hits including her “Big Ole Freak ” staple and Dababy-assisted “Cash Shit.” All the while, her Hot Girls movement has sparked one the biggest battles the summer as City Boys worldwide fight their hardest to knock their counterparts f the top spot with money plays and relationship hijinks.

Scarlett Johansson Says Political Correctness Claims Were "Edited For Clickbait"

We recently reported on Scarlett Johansson speaking out on casting diversity and feeling as though no roles were f-limits. Apparently, it looks as though the aforementioned comments were fake news. According to Variety, Johansson spoke out after experiencing much backlash. A statement was released and read the following: “An interview that was recently published has been edited for click bait and is widely taken out context. The question I was answering in my conversation with the contemporary artist, David Salle, was about the confrontation between political correctness and art. I personally feel that, in an ideal world, any actor should be able to play anybody and Art, in all forms, should be immune to political correctness. That is the point I was making, albeit didn’t come across that way.”

Scarlett Johansson Says Political Correctness Claims Were "Edited For Clickbait"

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Johansson also brought clarity to certain topics that were touched during the interview. As such, she recognized her privilege in that not all actors get the same opportunities as those who are Caucasian and cis-gendered. And evidently, such comments coming from the actress clearly go against what was initially promoted as her words. “I continue to support, and always have, diversity in every industry and will continue to fight for projects where everyone is included,” she finally shared. 

 

Ex-WWE Star Alberto Del Rio To Fight Tito Ortiz In MMA Bout

Former WWE superstar Alberto Del Rio is reportedly set to take on UFC Hall Famer Tito Ortiz in a 210-pound catchweight for Combate Americas. The bout will mark Tito’s Combate Americas debut, and Del Rio’s first MMA fight since February 2010.

Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren announced the fight during an interview with Generation MMA on Tuesday afternoon, although a date and location has not been revealed.

According to MMA Junkie, Combate Americas Vice President Operations and Communications, Mike Afromowitz, says:

“The fight is going to happen. I came up with the idea a few months ago, after Alberto had expressed his intention wanting to fight for Combate Americas, and brought the idea to my boss Campbell McLaren. We went out to both camps and have put this fight together. It’s on.”

Ortiz signed with Combate Americas in April, following his first-round knockout victory against longtime rival Chuck Lidell in a highly criticized fight at Golden Boy MMA. The Hall Famer boasts an overall record 20-12-1 in his MMA career, which began way back in 1997. 

Del Rio (9-5) last fought at Cage Combat 4 in 2010, where he suffered a second-round TKO loss to Yamamoto Hanshi. Prior to that, El Patron had won six straight contests. 

Federal Judge Blocks Indiana’s Second-Trimester Abortion Ban

This past Friday, a federal judge halted an Indiana law that would have sanctioned doctors who performed second-trimester abortions. The law was scheduled to go into effect on July 1st and would have made the aforementioned act a felony. Judge Sarah Evans Baker was appointed by former President Ronald Reagan and has served since. She granted the preliminary injunction temporarily and prevented the law from being enacted. The decision came just hours after the US supreme court refused to hear a case which defended a similar law in Alabama. The judge’s move played an important role in the ongoing fight against restrictive abortion bans. 

Federal Judge Blocks Indiana's Second-Trimester Abortion Ban

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To note, a slew anti-abortion law has swept the nation lately. The most recent being Missouri getting their last abortion clinic’s license renewal declined, which jeopardized the status anti-abortion clinics in the state. Luckily, the clinic continued to provide abortion services as a court injunction remained in effect. Nevertheless, the latter occurred shortly after the introduction Alabama’s highly restrictive abortion-ban which was signed into law. Bill HB 314 would hit doctors with up to 99 years in jail for performing abortions. Alabama followed in the footsteps Georgia, which advocated for the passing a “fetal heartbeat” bill to halt mothers from undergoing an abortion if a health pressional can spot a fetal heartbeat

Marvel’s First Trans Actor: " It’s Incredibly Meaningful" To Appear In "Spiderman: Far From Home"

23 year-old actor, Zach Barack – who is set to portray an as-yet-unnamed friend, and classmate, Peter Parker in the new Spiderman: Far From Home movie – spoke candidly about how “incredibly meaningful” it is to be the first openly transgender actor to star in a Marvel film. In an interview with Variety on Wednesday, Barack gushed about his role, claiming there’s “something very inherently trans” about superhero stories.

 “I’m kind losing my mind a little bit,” Zach admitted, speaking about their decision to cast him. “But I’m acting like I’m not. I don’t know that it fully has sunk in]…I don’t quite have the capacity to explain how meaningful it is to me.” Zach goes on to call comics an “important” part his childhood, explaining that he felt “there’s something very inherently trans about those stories,” referring to how a superhero characters ten have to balance their life as a teenager with their secret self at the same time.

Referencing Parker’s own struggle with this notion in the previous Spiderman movie, Spider-Man: Homecoming, the actor admitted that he’s also felt that same struggle “on a daily basis sometimes.” Zach continued to elaborate on the comparability the two notions, saying: ‘Especially being a transmasculine person because sometimes there’s a pressure to be a different way than I feel naturally inclined to do because I want to fit in, and I have to actively fight that instinct.” He concludes with a statement his gratitude, saying that he hopes it will speak to others as well, “but the fact the matter is, being in this movie is so beyond incredibly meaningful and I hope that it means something to other people.”

 

Keith Thurman Says He’s Betting $10K On His Manny Pacquiao Fight

Manny Pacquiao is one the most legendary boxers all-time and on July 20th, he will get to fight Keith Thurman. The two have been doing promotion for the fight and Thurman has been very confident that he’ll be able to knockout Pacquiao and make quick work the 40-year-old. Thurman is a whole ten years younger and is seen as one the best fighters in the sport, which will make for a tough test in terms Pacquiao.

TMZ Sports recently caught up with Thurman where he spoke about just how secure he feels heading into the bout and how he even plans to bet some money on it. In fact, Thurman says he would put $10,000 on him being able to knockout Pacquiao in under three rounds.

“That’s motivation,” Thurman said. “I can’t go 3 minutes going ‘tap, tap, tap’ when I got $10k on the round!”

As for the fight itself, Thurman says he will make quick work Pacquaio because his style won’t be able to keep up with his own. Thurman believes the fight will most likely end in the first or second round.

“I’m younger. I’m gonna let my hands go in a way that Adrian Broner didn’t,” he explained. “I’m gonna make it a fight!” 

Spotify Says They 'Overpaid Most Publishers In 2018' — And They Want a Refund

Looks like everybody’s gotta play by the same rules — Spotify’s rules.

Not only is Spotify fighting a proposed increase songwriter and publisher royalties.  They’re also demanding a refund, based on overpayments made in 2018 on family bundles and college plans.

Spotify shared this statement with Digital Music News on Friday.

“According to the new [Copyright Royalty Board] regulations, we overpaid most publishers in 2018,” Spotify stated.  “While the appeal of the CRB decision is pending, the rates set by the CRB are current law, and we will abide by them — not only for 2018, but also for future years in which the amount paid to publishers is set to increase significantly.”

As a ‘favor’ to impacted publishers and songwriters, Spotify has agreed not to take the money back immediately.

“Rather than collect the 2018 overpayment immediately, we have offered to extend the recoupment period through the end of 2019 in order to minimize the impact of the adjustment on publishing companies.”

Strangely, the ‘overpayment’ is based on an updated royalty code that Spotify is fighting.  Essentially, the message is this: if publishers want to hike up rates, they’ll also have to accept reduced royalties where the rules call for them.

Of course, the music publishing industry is livid.

But Spotify says its merely playing by the rules as codified by the Copyright Royalty Board.  Specifically, those rules count family plans as 1.5 subscribers, while college plans count as 0.5 subscribers.  Accordingly, Spotify has incorrectly multiplied its payouts based on that math.

 

 

"American Ultra" Writer Max Landis Accused By Eight Women Of Emotional & Sexual Abuse

Max Landis is the screenwriter behind films such as Bright, Chronicle and American Ultra. The 33-year-old is also the son John Landis, a famed film director known for Coming To America and Animal House. Max’s career is now on the line since eight women have come forward to The Daily Beast, accusing him emotional and sexual abuse. 

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A majority the women shared their stories anonymously other than Ani Baker who detailed a time where Max threatened to kill her. According to Ani, she and Max had consensual sex and afterward, she slapped his butt in a playful way leading him to snap. “He turned around and he put his hands around my throat and he got very close to my face,” Ani told the publication. “He said, ‘I will fucking kill you. Do you understand what I’m saying? I will fucking kill you.’”

Another woman who goes by ‘Julie’ dated Max for two years and told the publication that she didn’t realize she had been raped for the better part their relationship until it was over. 

“He showed me abuse and humiliation porn and constantly tested my boundaries—this became murkier and murkier as our relationship got more tumultuous, as I grew to view sex with him as the only way to receive love and connect,” Julie wrote in her statement.

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“This lead to me allowing myself to become more and more abused. He claimed that seeing me cry was a turn-on—this later turned into a routine him yelling and humiliating me until I cried, then having sex with me while I continued to cry with no regard or effort to make things right,” she added.

“He’d instigate fights, belittle and upset me, just so he could have sex with me, and the real, legitimate fights ended the same way. He choked me until I passed out and did humiliating, degrading things to me that I still can’t manage to write out on paper.”

The Daily Beast has reached out to Max for comment. Read the full expose here

Amazon Unveils Full Trailer To Dark Superhero Series "The Boys"

Amazon recently released a full-length trailer for its new, upcoming series The Boys. The series is produced by famed actor Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg. It is also based on Garth Ennis’ best-selling comic books. The show follows the journey Billy Butcher, a Karl Urban’s CIA operative, to recruiting a team  uncommon characters known as The Boys to fight f a corrupted gang superheroes called The Seven. The series differs from the typical superhero tale and takes on a more comical and villain-focused perspective. The two-and-a-half minute trailer shared finds Billy Butcher amidst the recruiting process as we are introduced to the members The Boys. Moreover, a short snippet superheroes killing innocents and abusing their powers reveals the nefarious undertakings The Seven. The latter includes a Flash-like superhero carelessly running through a girl and killing her instantly. 

The Boys consist Butcher, Frenchie, Mother’s Milk, and Female. They are quite violent, precisely “eye-gouging” in their methods. We also get a preview the showdown between The Boys and The Seven which comically occurs as a song by the Spice Girls plays in the background. You may expect to watch the series upon its release date on July 26th on Amazon’s Prime Video service. 

Undertaker, Goldberg Come Face To Face Ahead Of First-Ever Match: Video

Goldberg and The Undertaker came face to face in the ring at the conclusion SmackDown Live on Tuesday night, setting the stage for their first-ever match at WWE Super ShowDown this Friday in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

The two pressional wrestling legends haven’t had any build at all leading up to their fight, until this week when Undertaker cut a lackluster promo at the end Monday Night Raw, which was followed by Tuesday’s encounter.

Goldberg entered the ring first and talked about how he has been waiting 20 years to experience what it’s like to stand in the ring with the Deadman. He concluded, “Undertaker, you’re next… to rest in peace.”

Then, Undertaker’s gong sounded and the lights went black. The two men went nose to nose until the gong went f again and the lights went out. When the gong chimed once more, the lights came back on and Undertaker was nowhere to be found. 

“So that’s it. Friday night it is then. Big man, bring your jockstrap and tighten that sum’b-tch up tight, because it’s gonna be a ride.”

WWE Super ShowDown will stream live on WWE Network and be available on pay-per-view outside the Middle East on June 7 starting at 2pm ET.

Check out the full footage from Goldberg and Undertaker’s facef below.

Anthony Smith Describes Feeling Hand Break During Gustafsson Fight

Over the weekend, Anthony Smith defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC Fight Night 153 which led to the Swedish fighter’s retirement from the UFC. Despite the big win, Smith actually broke his hand in the fight and will need four months to recover. The break happened in the second round, with Smith coming back to win by submission in the fourth. It was a pretty great fight and now, just a few days later after suffering his injury, Smith opened up to TMZ Sports about his mentality throughout the whole ordeal.

“I definitely felt the break and it hurt, but as the fight went on it got worse for sure,” Smith explained. “Honestly man, here’s my mentality. I’m here, I’m here, let’s just fight. I don’t want any regrets. I don’t want to wonder, ah, maybe I coulda pushed it or whatever. I just go do it. I told my coach] Mark, he said, ‘how are you feeling?’ I said, ‘my hands broken.’ He said, ‘alright we’re gonna start throwing elbows.’ And I said, ‘Nah, I’ll just keep throwing it.”‘  

The fighter was also motivated by the prospect going on vacation after the fight as he just wanted to go home thanks to the pain. For Smith, losing wasn’t an option so he just kept going.

“I know this sounds silly. But I remember sitting down in between rounds. My hand was broken. We’re going into the 4th. I just kept thinking, man, I just wanna go home and go camping,” Smith said.

Now that Smith has four months f, it’s a safe bet that he’ll be camping very soon.

Michael Jackson's Estate Suffers Legal Blow in 'Leaving Neverland' Battle

The legal dispute over the ‘Leaving Neverland’ documentary must remain in open court, according to a new ruling from a federal judge.

After a hearing last week, a judge decided on Tuesday to reject a motion by Michael Jackson’s Estate to transfer the case to an arbitrator.  Jackson’s Estate sued HBO shortly before the documentary aired on March 3rd.  The Estate says the documentary constitutes a breach of contract due to a non-disparagement clause HBO signed with the singer 27 years ago.

The arrangement gave HBO exclusive rights to air a televised concert after Jackson released his album, Dangerous.

While Jackson’s Estate did , the Estate does not want the litigation carried out in open court.  Jackson’s heirs have invoked an arbitration clause in the 27-year-old deal in an attempt to . HBO responded by having the case removed from state to federal courts in California.

The network denies that there is an enforceable agreement that hadn’t expired already.  HBO also argued that any over-reading of the 1992 contract would violate due process rights.

Right now, both sides are fighting to determine where the dispute will be decided.  That could determine the outcome of the case.  If the arbitration clause the Jackson Estate is trying to enforce is determined to be invalid, it could set a precedent. Any confidentiality and non-disparagement clauses attached to the same contract could be considered inoperable as well.

U.S. District Court Judge George H. Wu saw neither side of the case and denied motions to remand the case back to state court or to .  While the judge has not made a decision either way, not tossing the case is an initial win for HBO.

Judge Wu has asked both sides to deliver supplemental briefings in regards to the issue of arbitration.  Now, the case will explore the meaning of the 1992 contract that is the lynch-pin of the Estate’s lawsuit against HBO.

Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Fires Several Executive Staff Members: Report

Roc Nation’s been growing as a company over the years. After launching as a record label, it expanded into different avenues including film, television, sports, and philanthropy. Roc Nation has a massive roster artists and athletes that are under their wing. However, it appears as though there’s some changes happening at the top levels fice.

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According to Billboard, Roc Nation Records has fired numerous high-level executives. Those who’ve been let go from their positions include Senior VP Promotion Azim Rashid, Senior VP A&R Orlando McGhee, marketing executive Gita Williams, and senior director publicity, Fairley McCask. It’s unsure what prompted them to be released from their positions at this point.

Roc Nation’s decision to fire senior-level executives comes shortly after the former president the label, Benny Pough, left the company. In March, it was reported that he left Roc Nation after serving as the president for a year and a half. It’s unsure if there’s any connection between the two. 

Aside from letting go the label’s executives, Roc Nation, along with Jay-Z, were sued by a former boxer they managed. Daniel Franco accused the company carelessly making him fight three times in less than eighty days which he claims resulted in severe neurological damage. The injury put him in a coma for a few weeks and now, he’s forced to wear a helmet at all times to protect his brain. 

Deontay Wilder Claps Back At Tyson Fury For "Suck My Nuts" Comments

Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have been embroiled in beef for a while now, with it culminating in their December 2018 fight where Fury was trying to take the WBC Heavyweight Title away from Wilder. In the end, the two fought to a draw which was a pretty controversial decision at the time. The two have been going back and forth on a potential rematch, with both fighters confident that they would win. Just yesterday, Fury showed the ultimate disrespect to Wilder saying the heavyweight can “suck his] nuts.”

TMZ Sports recently caught up with Wilder to talk about Fury’s recent comments and the WBC champion didn’t hold back. If you remember, Wilder knocked Fury down twice in the fight and used that as his main point against the English fighter.

“I gave him a memory loss to the point where he don’t know how he got on the ground, nor do he know how he got up,” Wilder said.

The Bronze Bomber also explained how he’s not interested in a rematch with Fury right now and would rather become the undisputed champ which means he needs to fight against Anthony Joshua. While many fans want this fight to happen, it seems like both sides can’t agree on a time and place.