MLB’s Felipe Vazquez Admits To Soliciting 13-Year-Old For Sex

The world Major League Baseball was shaken this weekend after reports surfaced that Pittsburgh Pirates pitcher Felipe Vazquez was arrested on charges soliciting a minor for . The 28-year-old reportedly began corresponding with the now 15-year-old (some publications list her as 16) teen when she was 13-years-old. Vazquez stands accused sending her ually explicit videos, including some that show Vazquez performing ual acts. There are also allegedly messages where the pressional baseball player tells the girl that once the season was over, he wanted them to meet up to have .

Twenty-four hours after we first reported on this, more details regarding the case have emerged per ESPN. The publication shares that Vazquez faces six counts, many which are felonies, including unlawful contact with a minor, statutory ual assault, indecent assault, and corruption a minor. His bail has been denied.

According to the report, Vazquez and the then-13-year-old met in Pittsburgh while he was in the bullpen at PNC Park. They exchanged information and the two kept in contact on social media and through texts. The baseball player told police that he initially didn’t want to communicate with her because she was too young but later admitted that he and the teen traded nude photos. Vazquez also revealed that he did make the hourlong drive to visit her at her home where she got into his car and, according to her, he pulled down her pants and attempted to engage in a ual act. He confirmed with authorities that he did try to have with her on that occasion.

The only reason that this came to light was because the teen’s mother found photos Vazquez on one her daughter’s devices. The league has placed him on leave until they decide what to do.

Mo’Nique’s Multiple Tax Liens Add Up To $620K Owed To The IRS

The tax man is coming after these entertainers with a vengeance. Recently there have been reports that Jermaine Dupri, Offset, and Young Thug have been hit with liens over unpaid taxes, and now Mo’Nique is adding to her alleged bill. Back in 2017, The Blast reported that there were multiple liens against the Academy Award-winning actress: $201K for 2013, $188K for 2014, and $171K for 2015. 

At that time, the exact total taxes reportedly owed by both Mo’Nique and her husband Sidney Hicks was $560,625.22, but it looks as if there’s more to be added to that debt. New court documents reportedly show that the Georgia Department Revenue has issued yet another lien against the couple for an additional $60K. This goes back to 2015 and 2016 and includes interest and fees added to the original $31K debt.

According to The Blast, the Department Revenue isn’t going to wait around for long to get the lien paid f. The publication states that if the lien isn’t handled sooner rather than later, the IRS will begin seizing the Hicks’ assets and property. 

Meanwhile, back in April, news circulated that Ja Rule owed the IRS $2 million while DMX reportedly put his home up for sale in an effort to pay f his $1.7 million tax bill. Vince Herbert was said to have owed $4 million in taxes, while Rick Ross had an astounding $5.7 million tax debt.

Therapist Who Accused Kevin Spacey Of Sexual Assault Has Died

A massage therapist who was suing Kevin Spacey over ual assault claims has died according to reports. The mystery man’s attorney has informed Spacey’s legal team that he has “recently passed.” No details have been released at the time concerning how the death happened.

It was back in September 2018 when the now deceased male masseuse, filed claims alleging the House Cards actor grabbed his genitals and was allegedly forced to grab Spacey’s genitals during a massage at the actor’s private residence in Malibu, California, two years earlier.

“Spacey assaulted and battered plaintiff by forcing plaintiff to touch his scrotum, testicles, and penis, grabbing plaintiff’s shoulders and pulling him in for an apparent attempted forced kiss, and grabbing plaintiff’s genitalia,” the complaint alleges. “During these assaults, plaintiff repeatedly asked Spacey to allow him to leave, but Spacey blocked access to plaintiff’s massage table and the door with his naked body.”

Given the anonymity the late plaintiff, reports say it could be hard for the case to continue after his death.

Spacey recently got out another legal situation when criminal charges against him were dropped in Nantucket, Mass. In that case, Spacey pleaded not guilty to felony indecent assault and battery, and prosecutors withdrew charges after the accuser, a teenage busboy, stopped cooperating.

Air Jordan 11 Low Suede Rumored To Release: What To Expect

Jordan Brand is reportedly planning to release another suede Air Jordan 11 Low in 2020, this time featuring the always popular red, black and white color scheme. 

Sneaker source @Zsneakerheadz reports that the colorway is listed as follows: “White/University Red-Black-True Red,” and although images the kicks have not yet surfaced they could look like the mockup shown below.

Like the previous suede Air Jordan 11s, it is believed that the st material will actually encompass the entire silhouette, in place the mesh upper as well as the iconic patent leather overlays.

According to @Zsneakerheadz, the sneakers are expected to launch on April 25, although that release date is certainly subject to change. Stay tuned for an early look exactly what to expect from the upcoming suede Air Jordan 11 Low.

In the meantime, check out the latest batch photos the “Bred” Air Jordan 11 that’ll be releasing this Holiday season.

LeBron James Honors Nipsey Hussle With Custom Jersey 

Lakers superstar LeBron James took to Instagram to honor the late Nipsey Hussle on Tuesday (September 17). The 34-year-old NBA legend posted a photo of himself in front of an ocean, wearing a custom-made royal blue jersey with the slain rapper’s infamous “Crenshaw” slogan across the front.

The garment also features LeBron’s longtime number, 23, alongside a small Nike logo.

Bron captioned the pic with some heartfelt words, saying, “I know you smiling down back at me my G! The Marathon will Always Continue all around the world with me! #TMC” before tagging Nipsey and his long-time girlfriend and mother of his son Kross, Lauren London.

The jersey is reminiscent of a classic Los Angeles Lakers’ throwback uniform. As of now, there haven’t been any reports if the team intends on implementing these for the season. 

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Charged After Third Black Man Overdoses At His Home

A few months ago, reports surfaced about a wealthy Democratic donor who was at the center an overdose controversy. In January, a man was found dead after an overdose at Ed Buck’s house. Now, you may have not heard about Ed Buck but he was rich and donated a lot money to the Democratic party. Although the overdose in January may have seemed like an accident, a 37-year-old man had a non-fatal overdose last week at Buck’s home.

Democratic Donor Ed Buck Charged After Third Black Man Overdoses At His Home
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According to CNN, Buck, a prominent LGBTQ+ activist, has been charged with three felony counts battery causing serious injury, administering methamphetamine and maintaining a drug house. He was arraigned this week following the 37-year-old man’s overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment. He was arraigned on the charges today. Prosecutors are now urging the judge to set bail at.

At this point, there are three known overdoses that have occurred at his home. Two them were fatal while the most recent one on September 11th wasn’t. The D.A. confirmed that all three them were caused by meth overdoses. 26-year-old Gemmel Moore as found dead at Buck’s house in July 2017. However, there wasn’t enough evidence proving Buck’s role in that death.

Moore’s mother later filed a suit against Buck, claiming he “had a predatory and injurious system soliciting Black men and watching them cling to life.”

Buck wasn’t charged for the death Timothy Dean who died in January 2019. 

YG’s Assault Lawsuit Reportedly Dismissed

YG was arrested back in May 2018 after a fan claimed the rapper and his entourage jumped him and stole his jewelry at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. The man, named Benjamin Naderi, was initially suing the Compton rapper for $250,000 seeking unspecified damages, but appears he’s no longer going through with it. The Blast reports today that Mr. Naderi has dropped his lawsuit.

However, as a result the assault, YG was charged with three felonies in total, including grand larceny and larceny from a person relating to the incident. While the one was dropped by the man, the other two charges are still pending unfortunately. Grand larceny and robbery charges can carry a maximum punishment 10 years each, but that would be quite extreme given this situation.

A trial date has been set for Monday, March 9, 2020 for those other charges. We’ll continue to keep you posted down the road.

In other news, YG has been spotted publicly and ten with his new girlfriend, Kehlani. The two first made their relationship public last week on IG, but have been secretly dating for months according to reports. 

Fabolous & Emily B Showcase Their Romance With Diamond Ball Photoshoot

Rihanna‘s annual Diamond Ball took place last week and Fabolous and his partner Emily B clearly had so much that they’ve finally gotten around to sharing images their stunning get up for the party. Considering the previous reports and rumours that were circulating the couple’s relationship, by the looks it everything is going good between the duo. 

In the series images posted by Fab, you can see Emily’s stunning gown paired perfectly with the rapper’s Crystal Tuxedo. One image shows the couple busting out a twerk in the street and even sharing a kiss. 

Emily B and Fab raise three children (all boys) together and as the “Into You” artist recently admitted, he’s ready to have a daughter. “Always only wanted boys, but recently talked about having a girl. Now I can’t get it f my mind. All my friends who have a daughter tell me that daughter LOVE is different,” he wrote on Instagram

The now happy couple dealt with some serious drama earlier in the year when Fab was charged with 1 count  domestic violence with significant bodily injury, 2 counts threatening to kill and 1 count possession a weapon after a video showed his altercation with Emily B and her father. 

Kevin Hart Reportedly Denies Leaking Sextape To Further His Career

If you missed it, Kevin Hart is being sued for $60 million dollars by the woman who was featured in his leaked tape from 2017. She alleges in her suit, Kevin actually helped film their encounter to hype his career, but that ain’t true he says.

Sources told TheBlast that Kev would never do anything to further his career that would harm his wife or family, and anyone who thinks otherwise is “ridiculous and wrong.” They added, if you really think about, it doesn’t make sense for Kev to concoct this type stunt that could jeopardize his wife & family, when at the time he’s career had already skyrocketed.

Reports suggest that Kevin’s team is finding evidence pointing the finger at his longtime friend, JT Jackson, who allegedly tried to get paid for giving the tape back to the comedian. Apparently there are direct messages asking for a specific amount money for the tape and a search history on his computer about how to get paid BitCoin.

Whether or not this woman will be successful in the lawsuit remains to be seen, but we’ll most definitely keep you posted moving forward. Don’t be surprised if this ends in a settlement.

 

 

Mariah Carey Drops ‘In the Mix’ Theme Song for ‘Mixed-ish’

Mariah Carey gets “In the Mix” with the theme song for ABC’s upcoming series, “Mixed-ish.”

The uplifting bop finds the pop icon belting over a bouncy R&B groove. “Oh, they keep trying, but they can’t stop us,” sings MC. “‘Cause we got a love that keeps rising up.”

The accompanying video opens with Mariah in the studio and features footage of the cast from the Kenya Barris-produced spinoff series. The singer’s twins, Moroccan and Monroe, also lend their vocals.

“As a biracial woman in the entertainment industry, there was no way I did not want to be a part of ‘mixed-ish,’ especially after seeing the pilot, which I loved,” Carey said in a statement. “I could not be more honored and proud to be writing and performing ‘In the Mix’ for Kenya and the show.”

“Mixed-ish” is a prequel to “Black-ish,” which centers on Tracee Ellis Ross’ charater Rainbow Johnson as she recalls her experience growing up in a mixed-race family in the ’80s, reports The Wrap.

“Mixed-ish,” starring Mark-Paul Gosselaar, Tika Sumpter, and Arica Himmel, premieres Sept. 24 at 9 p.m. on ABC.

Odell Beckham Jr.’s Richard Mille Watch Allegedly A "Horrible Fake"

Ahead the Cleveland Browns’ Monday night matchup against the New York Jets earlier this week, Odell Beckham Jr. took the field with a watch on his wrist, but it wasn’t just any ordinary watch. Or was it? Does anyone really care? 

After images Beckham’s translucent timepiece turned up on social media, reports quickly surfaced that he was actually wearing a $2M Richard Mille 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire, which there are only 10 in existence. However, London-based watch media site Watch Anish has since claimed that OBJ’s pre-game accessory was nothing more than a “horrible fake.”

The site fered a breakdown  the watch on their instagram story, giving specific details  how it differs from an authentic Richard Mille watch.

Per Watch Anish:

“The fake is horrible. Material is plastic not sapphire. Case shape is wrong. The movement is a $20 Miyota made in China. In the original the movement is fully skeletonised and transparent. In this fake look at the huge ugly round bridge and rotor. It’s like comparing a Bugatti to a wheelbarrow.”

Check out some screen shots from their IG story below, including comparisons with an authentic RM 56-02 Tourbillon Sapphire.

Odell Beckham Jr.'s Richard Mille Watch Allegedly A "Horrible Fake"

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Odell Beckham Jr.'s Richard Mille Watch Allegedly A "Horrible Fake"

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Lee Daniels Ordered To Pay $1.7 Mil To Dame Dash In Richard Pryor Biopic Settlement

Investing in projects that he believes will make him a healthy prit is something that Dame Dash knows how to do, and he does it well. When Lee Daniels and Dame had a conversation about working together on a Richard Pryor biopic, it seemed as if it was a match made in heaven. Dame reportedly gave the Empire creator nearly two million dollars to fund the project but in the end, things just didn’t come together as expected. 

Dame anticipated seeing the return on his money as soon as possible but that didn’t occur. The former Roc-a-Fella Records CEO sued Daniels for $5 million and in the suit, Dame declared that Daniels didn’t share details the project’s development as their contract stated he should have. The 2018 suit was quickly settled with the details the case being held as confidential.

However, The Blast reports that they have details the settlement as stated by the court documents. Daniels was ordered to pay Dame $1,782,500 in total from November 2018 to January 2021. Per their agreement, Dame cannot speak negatively about Daniels in the public and Dame was required to remove any disparaging social media posts about the producer. This included the viral video Dame confronting Daniels about his debt when he ran into him at a concert.

Meanwhile, the rumors a Richard Pryor biopic have been circulating for years. There were murmurs that Nick Cannon or Mike Epps could portray the iconic comedian and the gossip mill even said that Jay Z was somehow involved in the production. Pryor is certainly deserving biopic attention, but who knows if this will ever come to fruition.

Johnny Depp Doesn’t Want Amber Heard Case Used Against Him In Assault Trial

Outside Johnny Depp’s ongoing case with his ex Amber Heard is another case he’s dealing with that was brought to life while Johnny was shooting the film City Lies, based on the real-life murders Tupac Shakur and Christopher “Notorious B.I.G.” Wallace. The Pirates the Caribbean actor was sued by Gregg “Rocky” Brooks who claimed Johnny punched him twice in the ribs when he was trying to impose permit restrictions. 

Johnny Depp Doesn't Want Amber Heard Case Used Against Him In Assault Trial
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Gregg went after Johnny for $70K, the amount he alleged he lost when he was injured from the assault on set. The Blast now reports that Johnny has requested the judge in the trail to not refer to his current case with Amber or his past drug fenses. Johnny’s motion details how because his celebrity status, such instances have been sensationalized and “such ‘evidence’ has no relevance to this case whatsoever.”

Johnny wants an “order excluding evidence alleged alcohol or drug use by Mr. Depp either prior to April 12, 2017, or subsequent to April 12, 2017, as such evidence has absolutely no relevance to the facts legitimately in dispute in this case.” When Gregg sued Johnny for the assuault the actor fired back claiming his actions were self-defense. 

The case in ongoing. 

R. Kelly’s Friend Who Put Up $100K Bond Will Not Get Money Back: Report

Tuesday was full bad news for Valencia Love. In a lesson that she’s sure to never forget, the Chicago woman, who reportedly only knew R. Kelly for a matter months, decided she would help him after he was arrested on 10 counts aggravated criminal sexual abuse earlier this year. His bond was set at $1 million, so Love came up with the 10 percent needed and paid four installments $25K to make sure her new buddy was released from jail. “He was going to get out regardless,” Love said. “I just went out there to help my friend.”

R. Kelly's Friend Who Put Up $100K Bond Will Not Get Money Back: Report
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However, now that Kelly is facing a slew new charges, some federal, Love requested that her bail money be returned. Unfortunately for the restaurant owner, Judge Lawrence Flood refused restore Love’s money to her. According to reports, the judge stated that the money she paid could be used to cover Kelly’s legal fees. There a chance that she’ll just never see her $100K again.

After mysteriously posting Kelly’s bail back in February, Love sat down for an interview with reporter Tia Ewing to chat about her relationship with the singer. “He’s not a monster, he’s not,” she said. “He’s been nothing but a gentleman to me.” As it pertains to Kelly’s innocence or guilt, Love stated, “There are three sides to every story, his side, theirs, and the truth.”

"The Rookie" Producers Find No "Inappropriate" Behavior In Afton Williamson’s Accusations

The Rookie star Afton Williamson made some scathing accusations against a number people involved with the ABC series. Afton, who portrayed the character Talia Bishop on the show, claimed that she experienced racial discrimination, sexual harassment, bullying, and was the target inappropriate comments. She said that she reported her encounters to those in charge, including Human Resources, but nothing was done to correct any behaviors.

“During the Season, it continued along with Sexual Harassment from a recurring guest star,Demetrius Grosse,and the racist commentary & bullying from the Hair Dept.Head, Sally Ciganovich escalated into Sexual Assault at our Wrap party,” Afton wrote back in August. “The Sexual Harassment though reported directly to the Showrunner/EP remained undocumented and was not reported to HR as promised.Ciganovich was fired ONLY after the sexual assault and NOT for an entire year outward racism/racially charged language and bullying behavior in and out the Hair and Makeup trailer. HR protocol was never adhered to following the above reports given by me to my Showrunner/EP and an investigation was never issued for any my claims.”

Later, it was announced that Afton quit the series because her conflicts, and a formal investigation was launched by production to find out if there was any legitimacy behind her claims. On Tuesday, Variety shared an ficial statement by Entertainment One, also known as eOne, that stated they determined that nothing inappropriate occurred on set. The company shared that they used a third-party law firm to examine the evidence and investigate close to 400 hours interviews.

“As a result the independent investigation, we have concluded that those identified in Ms. Williamson’s allegations did not conduct themselves in an unlawful manner or demonstrate behavior inappropriate for the workplace,” eOne stated. “It was also concluded that the executive producers, including showrunner Alexi Hawley, addressed matters which they were made aware promptly and in a fair and reasonable manner.”

They added, “We recognize and respect that as individuals, the lens through which we view situations, interactions and comments, can differ based on our experiences and perspectives. As such, we regret that Ms. Williamson’s time on the series was not a positive one for her, and we respect her decision to move on to other projects.”

A spokesperson for ABC also released a statement on behalf the network. “We are glad that eOne has completed an investigation into allegations on the set ‘The Rookie.’ We are confident that eOne takes these matters seriously and that they will continue to look for the best ways to surface concerns and address complaints.” The second season  The Rookie premieres on September 29.