Teairra Mari Arrested for Drunk Driving


Teairra Mari was arrested for allegedly driving drunk and unlicensed, with only three wheels on her car.

According to TMZ, cops pulled over the “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star early Saturday morning (June 22) after they saw her driving out of the Midtown Tunnel into Queens in a 2014 Dodge Charger, which had sparks shooting up from the front of the vehicle.

Officers noticed that the front passenger side tire dislodged and that the bumper was grinding the pavement, setting off sparks. She eventually came to a full stop and cops performed field sobriety tests.

According to Page Six, Mari allegedly had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.304, more than three times the legal limit. She was arrested and booked for DWI and driving without a license.

She was charged with DWI, violation of court-ordered ignition interlock, illegal tinted windows, illegal operation of a vehicle, unlicensed operator of a motor vehicle, among other things.

In May 2018, Mari sued 50 Cent her ex-boyfriend, Akbar Abdul-Ahad, accusing them of engaging in a plan to sexually objectify and humiliate her. A judge dismissed the revenge porn lawsuit and ordered Mari to pay $30,618 to cover part of 50’s legal bills.

50, who is still trying to collect payment, reacted to Mari’s arrest on social media. “Jesus take the wheel,” he tweeted. “A bitch drunk I still want my money Monday. (Dirt Bag!).”

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Janet Jackson opens up about Michael’s legacy, dad Joe and her childhood in rare interview


In a rare interview, pop icon Janet Jackson is opening up about growing up a Jackson – and how that will differ for her own child. 

Months after the debut of HBO’s “Leaving Neverland” documentary, detailing allegations of child molestation against Michael Jackson, his youngest sister is saying she believes his legacy will live on. Jackson died on June 25, 2009. 

“It will continue,” she told The Sunday Times of London. “I love it when I see kids emulating him, when adults still listen to his music. It just lets you know the impact that my family has had on the world. I hope I’m not sounding arrogant in any way – I’m just stating what is. It’s really all God’s doing, and I’m just thankful for that.”

‘You are my life’: Janet Jackson dedicates Rock Hall honor to 2-year-old son

Inductee Janet Jackson speaks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYPM197

Inductee Janet Jackson speaks at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Barclays Center on Friday, March 29, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP) ORG XMIT: NYPM197

Janet, 53, who is in the middle of a summer Las Vegas residency, has both fond and “grueling” memories of working with her family at such a young age. She recalled helping her brothers with “charitable acts”: Michael, then in his late teens, would buy barbecue dinners and they would drive around town “looking for homeless people to feed.” 

But she still laments being deprived of a proper childhood. 

“You really miss out,” she said. “You don’t get to do all the fun things that kids do. I wanted to do gymnastics, but that couldn’t happen because I was busy working. But at least I had my brothers and sisters. They were my best friends.”

She also opened up about once telling dad Joe that she was interested in stepping away from music and going to school to study business law: “My father told me no. … He felt that God had a different path for me.”

Jackson says she feels she “did say everything” to Joe that she needed to before her father died nearly a year ago, adding that her own son, 2½ -year-old Eissa, will be free to choose his own path. 

“I was thankful for the time that I did have with him, with Eissa, the three of us together,” she said. “Being together with my father in the end.” 

The pop star acknowledged struggling with tabloid headlines after announcing her divorce from husband Wissam Al Mana in May 2017, just months after welcoming her first child. She said therapy has helpful in getting through tough times. 

“It’s never going to be an easy ride, but we’re going to get through this,” she said. I’ve done a lot in my life and it’s about having fun, continuing to have fun. There are still things that I do want to do in life, but if I don’t get to do those things, then I’m good. I have a son and he’s beautiful. He’s my light.”

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‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star Beth Chapman in hospital amid report she’s in an induced coma


“Dog the Bounty Hunter” star Duane Chapman is asking fans to pray for wife Beth after sharing a report that she was placed in a medically induced coma amid cancer treatment. 

Beth is currently hospitalized and “it’s very serious,” Chapman’s lawyer, Andrew Brettler, confirmed to USA TODAY on Sunday morning. 

According to an article from Hawaii News Now that Duane shared on his official Twitter and Facebook pages, the family told the newscasters in a statement Saturday that she had been to the Intensive Care Unit at Queen’s Medical Center in Hawaii and is now in a coma. 

“Please say your prayers for Beth right now thank you love you,” Duane wrote early Sunday morning, before sharing the article. 

Duane "Dog" and Beth Chapman present during the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Nashville, TN. (Via OlyDrop)

Duane “Dog” and Beth Chapman present during the 2013 CMT Music Awards at Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, June 5, 2013 in Nashville, TN. (Via OlyDrop)

Beth was originally diagnosed with Stage 2 throat cancer in September 2017; it returned in late November. The reality star began chemotherapy in December 2018, Brettler confirmed to USA TODAY at the time.

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Earlier: Wife of ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ returns home after tumor removal

‘She is not doing good’: ‘Dog the Bounty Hunter’ star Duane Chapman says of wife Beth’s cancer return

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Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman Is in Medically-Induced Coma: ‘Please Pray,’ He Says


Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Beth Chapman has been hospitalized amid her battle with cancer.

PEOPLE confirms Beth, 51, was admitted to Hawaii’s Queen’s Medical Center’s on Saturday. According to Hawaii News Now, she was put into a medically-induced coma.

“It’s quite serious,” a rep for the Chapmans tells PEOPLE.

In a statement to Hawaii News Now, her husband Duane “Dog” Chapman said both he and his family “humbly ask everyone to please pray for Beth.”

Early Sunday morning, he also shared a message on Twitter, asking his followers to “please say your prayers for Beth right now.”

Without mentioning her mother’s hospitalization, on Saturday evening, the couple’s daughter Bonnie posted a sweet photo of her parents cuddling up together, captioning it with two red heart emojis.

 

Beth was first diagnosed with stage II throat cancer in September 2017 — cancer that, two months later, she and her husband told fans had been completely removed.

Unfortunately, the cancer returned last year. Beth was rushed to the hospital in November for emergency surgery to clear a throat blockage that was obstructing her airways, and was hospitalized once again in April.

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Addressing churchgoers in Florida on Mother’s Day, Beth admitted her diagnosis has been “the ultimate test of faith.”

“I don’t go to God and go, ‘Why did I get cancer?’ ” she said. “He’ll roll his eyes at me again, because I know why — because this is the ultimate test of faith. It is the evidence of things hoped for and it is the substance of things not known.”

She also appeared to allude to having stopped chemotherapy treatments during her speech.

“Chemotherapy is not my bag, people. Sorry, that’s not for me,” she said. “So for me, this is the ultimate test of faith. This is my ultimate lesson. And it will either be taught to me or to you. And I am fine with taking the hit for everyone else. Because I think I know another guy who did the same thing.”

RELATED: Inside Dog the Bounty Hunter Star Beth Chapman’s Brave Cancer Journey

Beth started chemotherapy treatments in January, Entertainment Tonight reported at the time. Beth went on to appear to confirm the news on Instagram, posting a selfie with the hashtags #cancersucks, #stayhumblepray and #itsonlyhair.

Beth and Dog starred in the A&E reality series Dog the Bounty Hunter for eight seasons and will be making a return to TV in Dog’s Most Wanted, a new show premiering in October on WGN America.

The series will follow the world-famous bounty hunter, his wife and their team of professionals, The Dirty Dozen, as they pursue Dog’s “bucket list” of most-wanted fugitives throughout the country.

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Dog the Bounty Hunter’s Wife Beth Chapman in Medically Induced Coma


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Dog the Bounty Hunter‘s Beth Chapman has been hospitalized again amid her cancer battle and has been placed in a medically induced coma.

Hawaii News Now first reported the news late on Saturday. The 51-year-old wife of main star Duane “Dog” Chapman was admitted to the ICU at Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, her family said in a statement to the outlet.

“Please say your prayers for Beth right now,” Dog tweeted. “Thank you love you.”

He also shared a link to the Hawaii News Now report.

The family also sent their “sincere thanks to everyone for their prayers throughout Beth’s battle with cancer,” according to the outlet. 

On Saturday night, the couple’s daughter Bonnie Chapman  tweeted a photo of her parents, with two red heart emojis.

Beth has been in and out of the hospital since she was diagnosed with stage 2 throat cancer in 2017.

After her diagnosis, she underwent surgery to remove a mass and went into remission for a year before her cancer returned, which prompted another surgery. Last December, Dog said Beth’s cancer has spread throughout her throat and lungs and is “incurable.” That month, she began undergoing chemotherapy in Los Angeles. In April, she was hospitalized and treated for an accumulation of fluid in her lungs.

Over the past few months, despite her illness, Beth filmed episodes of the new WGN America series Dog’s Most Wanted with her husband.

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Billie Eilish wore a tank top in public, and the teen singer was instantly objectified


It certainly didn’t take long, but 17-year-old music star Billie Eilish is already getting objectified on the internet.

The singer, whose album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?” headed to number one on the Billboard 200 chart back in April, was recently photographed wearing a white tank top under a baggy zip-up sweatshirt. That kicked off an onslaught of tweets commenting on the teen’s appearance, including one that said “Billie Eilish is THICK.”

Soon after the tweet hit the internet, a backlash ensued in the singer’s defense.

“She wears baggy clothes all her career and then the one time she puts on a tank top y’all jump on her immediately and over sexualize her lol y’all need to back up she’s literally 17 YEARS OLD,” one user wrote.

“She is an angel who needs to be protected,” one Twitter user wrote.

“She literally said she chooses to wear baggy clothes so nobody can say shit about her body. the fact she even has to worry about that is sick,” another added.

“billie eilish is not only 1) a minor (17) but also 2) wears baggy clothes so that she doesn’t receive creepy comments like this about her body yet the One Day she wears a tank suddenly nothing else matters,” another Twitter user responded. “ppl are disappointing and gross.”

Those Twitter users are correct. The criticism of Eilish’s appearance comes soon after she said she intentionally wears baggy clothing to avoid comments about the way she looks.

“I never want the world to know everything about me,” Eilish recently said. “I mean, that’s why I wear big, baggy clothes. Nobody can have an opinion because they haven’t seen what’s underneath, you know? Nobody can be like, ‘Oh, she’s slim-thick, she’s not slim-thick, she’s got a flat ass, she’s got a fat ass. No one can say any of that, because they don’t know.”

The idea of superstardom is uncomfortable for Eilish, who has called fame “horrible.”

“It’s worth it because it lets me play shows and meet people, but fame itself is f—dreadful,” she previously told Marie Claire.

Eilish built her success through the use of SoundCloud and YouTube. The singer was named one of the breakout music artists of 2018 by Yahoo Entertainment.

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Nik Wallenda: 5 Things To Know About Daredevil Walking Tightrope 25 Stories Above Times Square


Tightrope walking legend Nik Wallenda is at it again, this time planning to walk a highline 25 stories above Times Square with his sister Lijana. We’ve got five things to know about him.

Nik Wallenda and his nerves of steel will be pulling off his latest tightrope walk on ABC’s Highwire Live airing on Sunday, June 23. The 40-year-old and his sister Lijana will each start from opposing skyscrapers 25 stories above New York City’s Times Square. They’ll be about 1,000 feet off the ground as they go between 1 Times Square and 2 Times Square, meeting in the middle where Lijana will crouch down and Nik will walk over her as they complete the rest of the tight rope walk. We’ve got five things to know about Nik.

1. Nik is a seventh generation member of the famed acrobatic Wallenda family.

He can trace his lineage back to European circus performers since the 1700s. He’s a direct descent of Karl Wallenda, his great grandfather who started the famed Flying Wallendas aerialist troupe in the 1920’s. Nik has called Karl  his “biggest hero in life.” He sadly died at the age of 73 in a tightrope accident in Puerto Rico.

2. Nik learned to walk a tightrope on his own by the age of four. 

His parents Delilah Wallenda and Terry Troffer had a circus act and he first tried walking on a tightrope assisted by his mom holding his hand at the age of two. His father worked on the craft with him and by four he could walk a tightrope unassisted, albeit two feet off the ground for safety purposes.

3. Nik almost became a doctor. 

While Nik made his professional tightrope walking debut at 13,, circuses began to lose their popularity and his parents encouraged him to attend college after he graduated from high school. He was accepted to college with thoughts about becoming a doctor, but changed his mind in 1998 when alongside his family members, he helped recreate Karl Wallenda’s elaborate seven-person pyramid and decided to make tightrope walking his profession.

Nik Wallenda performs a walk on a tightrope with the Skylon Tower in the background during training in Niagara Falls, N.Y.  On June 23, 2012, he became the first person to tighrope walk the brink across  Niagara Falls.

4. Nik became the first person to walk a tightrope across Niagara Falls.

In a dream he had since childhood, Nik walked 1,800 feet across the widest part of the falls from the American to the Canadian side in 2012. Since it was being broadcast live on ABC in the U.S., they required him to wear a safety harness so viewers wouldn’t watch him fall to his death from the slippery cable. After the successful crossing, he said it was far more difficult than he expected, as the mist made it hard to see at times and would push him in different directions. He followed it up the feat the following year when in 2013 he walked a 1,500 feet line across a gorge in the Grand Canyon that was televised live worldwide by The Discovery Channel.

5. Nik has deep Christian faith.

During his live tightrope walks he can always be heard praying and talking to Jesus.

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Cardi B Sizzles In Sparkly Purple Bodysuit & Fishnets At BET Experience 1 Day After Indictment – Pics


Cardi B was full of energy during her epic performance at the BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 22 and she showed off her body confidence when she flaunted a sequined purple bodysuit and fishnets.

Cardi B, 26, was all smiles when she showed up to the BET Experience in Los Angeles on June 22 and totally rocked the event with a memorable performance. The rapper looked amazing in a sparkly purple bodysuit that showed off cleavage, matching gloves, fishnets, and ankle boots while on stage. She also wore a light blue hairstyle that only she could pull off and made a lasting impression with her fans in the crowd when she belted out some of her biggest hit songs.

Cardi’s appearance at the BET event comes just one day after she was indicted over a strip club fight that allegedly happened in New York. “The defendant has been indicted. Her next court appearance will be an arraignment on Tuesday June 25, 2019 before Justice Zayas in the ceremonial courtroom on the first floor,” a spokesperson for the Queens District Court confirmed to HollywoodLife. The mother of 11-month-old Kulture faces 14 charges in the indictment, including two counts of felony attempted assault, after she allegedly ordered an attack on two female bartenders when she believed one of them slept with her husband Offset, 27. Although she initially denied any involvement in the case, she eventually turned herself in at the Flushing precinct in Oct.

In addition to her legal situation, Cardi’s been keeping busy by recovering from her latest plastic surgery procedures. The star has been open about recently getting liposuction to help her get her post-baby body back in shape and although she was back on stage soon after the surgery, her doctor advised her she still needed time to heal so she was forced to cancel some shows. It’s great to see her back and looking better than ever!

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Cardi’s most recent performances prove she’s recovered well and is ready to perform on a regular basis again, and based on the enthusiastic reaction at the BET event, her fans are thrilled with that news!

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Lisa Marie Presley’s son looks just like Elvis’ ‘twin’ in rare family photo, fans say


A picture of Lisa Marie Presley’s son channeling her famous father, Elvis Presley, has the internet all shook up. 

Presley shared a rare family photo on Twitter Thursday with her four children – daughter Riley Keough, 30, son Benjamin Keough, 26 and twin daughters Harper and Finley  Lockwood, 10.

“Mama Lion with cubs,” she captioned the black-and-white picture of herself hugging her brood during a Los Angeles gathering for Riley’s 30th birthday in late May. 

But, it was one specific family member who caught people’s attention.

Fans couldn’t help but notice Benjamin’s striking resemblance to his iconic grandfather Elvis Presley, the “King of Rock and Roll” himself.

Related: John Stamos and son Billy wear matching Elvis Presley jumpsuits in rockin’ birthday photo

“Your son is a twin of your Dad! Nice family!” one user commented, while another added, “Very cool how your son has your Dad’s traits and yours.”

Lisa Marie Presley on May 10, 2012.

Lisa Marie Presley on May 10, 2012.

One fan wrote, “While your son is identical to your father, but then you are also!”

Earlier this year, Presley opened up about her past addiction to opioids and painkillers, crediting her children with giving her the “purpose to heal.”

Presley wrote the foreword to Harry Nelson’s book, “The United States of Opioids: A Prescription for Liberating a Nation in Pain.” She revealed that she became addicted to opioids after her doctors prescribed them following the birth of her twins in 2008.

“I am grateful to be alive today, and to have four beautiful children who have given me a sense of purpose that has carried me through dark times,” she wrote.

More: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena re-creates his iconic bodybuilding pose

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Angelina Jolie Looks Gorgeous In White Top While Bonding With Shiloh, 13, & Knox, 10, On Shopping Trip – Pic


Angelina Jolie enjoyed a day of shopping with kids Shiloh and Knox and she looked so stylish while on the outing!

Angelina Jolie, 44, spent her Saturday out and about with children Shiloh, 13, and Knox, 10, in new pics. The gorgeous mother rocked a loose white blouse, black pants, and burgundy riding boots while running the errand. She held a brown and straw bag in her arm, and had on black aviator sunglasses. The mother wore her brunette hair down. We love her simple, stylish fashion!

Shiloh rocked a black hooded sweatshirt, grey-and-blue gym shorts, and white sandals. The blonde teen held onto a grey sweatshirt as well. Knox, on the other hand, wore a grey-and-black baseball-styled t-shirt with grey cargo pants. He had on red sneakers, as well. Missing from the shopping trip were Angelina’s other children Maddox, 17, Pax, 15, Zahara, 14, and Vivienne, 10.

While Angelina’s dating life has formerly occupied a component of her life, right now she’s staying away from romance, a source close to Angie told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “Angelina is very fulfilled right now with her work and her kids, she isn’t dating anyone and that is by choice,” our insider shared.

“She’s very happy again and doesn’t feel that a romantic relationship is something she needs in her life to feel complete or happy,” they added. “It’s not about her not being able to move on [from] Brad [Pitt, 55], he has nothing to do with her decision not to date, she just really has no interest right now. That could change of course, but right now her focus is solely on her work and her kids, her plate is very full.”

We’re sure Angie is kept pretty busy among her children, acting, and humanitarian commitments. She’s totally well within her right to not date if she doesn’t want to, and we hope she enjoyed the rest of her weekend with her gorgeous children!

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