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Dave Chappelle Personally Delivers Show Tickets To Couple Hit With Scam

Jon Stewart & Dave Chappelle in Dublin

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Dave Chappelle and his stand-up appearances are without a doubt a hot ticket no matter where he’s performing, and a Charlotte couple tried to score big for Chappelle’s Valentine’s Day show. After getting scammed out of $500 on Craigslist, Chappelle personally delivered the tickets to the victims and even kicked it with them a bit.

Local outlet WBTV reports:

On Thursday night, Dave Chappelle hand-delivered tickets to his Valentine’s Day comedy show to a Charlotte couple who were scammed out of hundreds of dollars trying to purchase the tickets on Craigslist.

Not only did Chappelle hand-deliver the tickets, he sat down to chat with the couple and took time to take pictures with several people in the hotel restaurant.

On Wednesday, WBTV reported that a south Charlotte wife and mother claimed she paid a seller on Craigslist hundreds of dollars for tickets to see comedian Dave Chappelle at the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, but never received the tickets.

Deidra Dickens thought she scored the deal of a lifetime on Craiglist to surprise her husband, Eddie, who is a huge fan of the comedian. However, the whole thing was a sham but Chappelle managed to save the day.

In video captured by the news outlet, Chappelle had dinner with the couple and posed for flicks for fans in a big-time show of class and grace. Way to go, Dave Chappelle.

Happy Valentine’s Day indeed.

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Jussie Smollett Talks Alleged Racist & Homophobic Attack On ‘GMA’

ABC's 'Good Morning America' - 2019

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Jussie Smollett is now speaking out regarding the alleged racist and homophobic attack he suffered in Chicago, despite some believing the story to be fabricated. The Empire star sat down with GMA Thursday (Feb. 14) and stood fast on the fact that the attack did indeed happened and explained some of the developments in the wake of the incident.

ABC7Chicago.com reports:

An exclusive interview with the actor aired Thursday morning on ABC’s Good Morning America. Robin Roberts asked him what was making him so angry.

“It’s the attackers, but also the attacks,” he said, adding of those who don’t believe his story, “It’s not necessarily that you don’t believe that this is the truth, you don’t even want to see the truth.”

The interview comes more than two weeks after Smollett told police that he was attacked in Chicago by two masked men yelling racial and homophobic slurs, including “MAGA Country.” He said that the attackers poured a bleach-smelling liquid on him and put a noose around his neck.

Smollett said the attack was so quick that he didn’t see much of his attackers. In fact, he said it was so fast he did not notice there was a rope around his neck until it was over.

Jussie Smollett’s GMA interview can be seen below.

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Libertarian Journalist Came For Kamala Harris’ Weed Smoking, Got Facts Wrong

Kamala Harris on The Breakfast Club

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In the wake of Sen. Kamala Harris announcing a run for president, a growing chorus of dissent has risen from both the Left and the Right. A Libertarian journalist took aim at Harris’ admittance that she smoked weed while in college and tried to blow holes in her timeline, but the presidential hopeful never said what she’s being accused of by her critics.

Crooks and Liars report:

Turns out Nick Gillespie’s timeline calculations are a little off. He claims Harris says she smoked pot while listening to Snoop Dogg in college. She didn’t.

Nick Gillespie followed up his lie with a lot of concern trolling about who Kamala Harris locked up while she was Attorney General of California.

It’s fascinating how they can push the “Democrat open borders leads to MURDER” and the “Kamala Harris was a meanie prosecutor” memes at the same time.

I’m sorry to break it to the tighty-whitey guys at Reason Magazine, but Kamala Harris is not talking to you.

Thanks to the good sleuth work of Keith Boykin, it’s shown that Sen. Harris never said she listened to Snoop Dogg in college.

She did say she smoked weed and listened to 2Pac and Snoop but she never offered a timeline nor linked it to her time in school. Further, she’s said she’s since stopped toking.

In fairness, Harris still has her fair share of critics who won’t rest until they find a breaking point. In fact, some are noting under Boykin’s tweet that Harris was already working in her field and still lighting up but again, nothing has been confirmed.

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Will Smith Explains Why He Turned Down The “Neo” Role In The Matrix

In the closing days of 1999, much of the globe was weary about the potential hazards of Y2K. The technological scare was real, as valid experts, computer experts, and programmers clamored with the fear that all computerized machines would stop working at the end of December 31, 1999. This widespread panic of potentially catastrophic events was the perfect storm for two talented writer/filmmakers, The Wachowskis, Lana and Lilly. On March 31, 1999, their Sci-Fi/Action film, The Matrix, was released to theaters. At a time when machines were thought to be potentially responsible for a crumbling society, the film starring Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne about a futuristic simulated reality was full of symbolism. Will Smith Gives 1 Of His Realest Interviews. He Says He’s Finally Being Authentic (Video) The Matrix, which morphed into a trilogy of movies followed by, The Matrix Reloaded and The Matrix Revolutions, would go on to gross over $460 million worldwide and win four Oscar awards. The franchise put plot points and language into the global lexicon. It also introduced legions of viewers to some of the best filmmaking in the Sci-Fi canon. For an actor who had already starred in several major films, it offered a benchmark role for Keanu Reeves, who played “Neo.” However, part of the reason that the actor from Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure, Speed, and Point Break may have gotten the role, is because Will Smith turned down some very serious interest. For his “Storytime” video series, Will Smith explains his reasoning for declining. Smith was on a career winning streak in ’96. Smith’s name found its way onto many people’s tongues in both TV and film for his role in NBC’s The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air, and smash movies like Bad Boys and Independence Day. Smith explains, “That was a crazy time in my life. It was like however I threw the ball, it was going in.” Will Smith Reacts To The 65′ Mural Of Him Made For A West Philadelphia School (Video) His fame accrued Smith a lot of attention, and as a result, he was turning down future blockbusters left and right. “I had done Independence Day the year before. So I was like I don’t want to do another alien movie. I don’t want to be the alien movie guy. So, I turned down Men In Black.” But not everyone in his circle agreed with his decisions. Smith digresses, “And Steven Spielberg called me. He was producing. He said, ‘Why you turning down the movie?” I was like, ‘You know, I don’t wanna be the alien guy.’ He said, ‘Um, do me a favor. Don’t use your brain for this one. Use my brain.’ He was so serious, that I was like, ‘Aight, he did do Jaws.’ For those who feel like such an incredibly popular, big-budget film like The Matrix would be difficult to turn down, Smith explains his reasoning. But, he’s not exactly happy about it. Will continues, “[You know] when you get that universal energy and nothing can go wrong. Then the other side comes, and you can’t do nothin’ right.” Will Smith Reminds Jaden Who The FIRST Icon In The Family Was With A New Freestyle (Video) After reluctantly making Men In Black, which became a nearly $600 million hit in its own right, the Wachowski brothers came to Smith in 1998 to pitch him for the role of Neo. Smith expounds, “They came in, and they made a pitch for The Matrix, and as it turns out, they’re geniuses. But, there’s a fine line in a pitch meeting between ‘genius’ and what I experienced in the meeting.” Will then goes on to explain the Wachowski’s stereotypical “surfer dude”-stylized speech. Acting as if he were one of the [Wachowski’s], Smith delivers in jest, “‘So dude, we’re thinking, like, like imagine you’re in a fight and then you, like, jump. Imagine if you could stop jumping, in the middle of the jump… But then, people could see around you, 360 [degrees], while you’re stopped jumping. Right? And then, we’re going to invent these cameras. And then, people can see the whole jump while you’re stopped in the middle of the jump.'” Smith finishes his story with precision comedic timing, “So I made Wild Wild West; I’m not proud of it.” Despite its #1 theme song with Kool Moe Dee and Dru Hill, that film did not have nearly the impact of The Matrix. Will Smith Says “The Beast Is Back” & Rips A New Freestyle (Video) The Fresh Prince keeps up the comedy, later revealing who else was going to star beside him in the film before he turned it down. “Keanu was perfect. Laurence Fishburne was perfect. If I had done it, because I’m Black, then ‘Morpheus’ wouldn’t have been Black, ’cause they was [also] looking at Val Kilmer. Val Kilmer was gonna be ‘Morpheus.’ So, I probably would’ve messed The Matrix up. I would’ve ruined it. So, I did y’all a favor.” Will Smith is coming up on a big year in 2019. This year, he will be featured in three films, including Disney’s reboot of Aladdin, the animated spy comedy, Spies In Disguise, and yet another Sci-Fi film with Ang Lee’s, Gemini Man. Smith is also in production for Bad Boys for Life, the third film in the buddy-cop comedy series alongside castmate Martin Lawrence.

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Bill Cosby Reportedly Having A Blast In Prison

Bill Cosby arrives at the Montgomery County Court for sentencing in Rockville

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Bill Cosby fought tooth and nail to avoid jail time, but it appears that the troubled entertainer is making the most of it. A rep for Cosby claims that he’s having an “amazing” time behind bars but has frozen out his family as a result of being in prison.

Page Six reports:

Andrew Wyatt, Cosby’s spokesman and longtime aide, talked to Philadelphia’s WCAU-TV about the convicted sex offender’s stint in a maximum security Pennsylvania prison.

Wyatt said that Cosby’s spirits remain high and the comedian enjoys talking to other inmates and encouraging them.

“Despite the circumstances, he said, ‘This is an amazing experience,’” Wyatt told the network.

“Mr. Cosby had prepared himself… He’s mentally strong. He’s just a strong man.”

The WCAU-TV report on Cosby also revealed that the 81-year-old was able to kick his 55-year addiction to coffee and has lost weight.

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Rich The Kid & Crew Caught L At Studio Where Usher Was Recording

Celebrity Sightings In Los Angeles - November 15, 2018

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Rich The Kid has amassed a couple of Ls over the last year, and this latest instance adds to the stack of tough breaks. The rapper was in West Hollywood where he and his crew were pistol-whipped and robbed while Usher was recording inside.

TMZ reports:

Multiple shots were fired — possibly as many as 10 — during the incident at Westlake Recording Studio … according to eyewitnesses. We’re told the man who opened fire was running away from the studio when he started shooting behind him.

Law enforcement sources tell us Usher was in the studio, but not hurt.

We’re told Rich was outside when it all went down, and it appears he was the target of the robbery. Multiple entourage members were also attacked, and at least one bodyguard was badly pistol whipped.

L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies are swarming the studio and surrounding blocks right now, searching for suspects and collecting evidence. It’s unclear if anyone was hit when the shots were fired, but we’re told the suspect or suspects made off with a ton of cash and jewelry.

In an update, the outlet shared that Rich The Kid is fine but seemingly suggested that perhaps a photo of the rapper flaunting wads of cash in front of an expensive sportscar could have motivated the thieves.

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Floyd Mayweather Goes On Gucci Shopping Spree, Stunts On Boycott Efforts

Floyd Mayweather VS Tenshin Media Day

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Floyd Mayweather has never been one to strike a social justice stance, but few would have expected him to defy a growing notion that Gucci isn’t down with Black people. After the fashion brand’s blackface snafu, Money Mayweather gleefully stunted on the boycott by going on a Gucci shopping spree.

TMZ Sports reports:

The boxer — along with his entire TMT crew — rolled into Gucci in Bev Hills … and when we told him about all of the stars calling for a Gucci ban over a sweatshirt that resembled blackface, Floyd scoffed.

“I’m not no follower, I do what the f*ck I wanna do,” Floyd told us.

When we told Floyd that stars like T.I. and Spike Lee would be upset with him, Floyd laughed.

“You said they’re gonna be upset with me? I love it, I love it, I love it. See, the thing is this, I live for myself. I do what I want to do.”

Outside the store, Floyd and his crew showed off a BUNCH of bags filled with Gucci — dropping a fortune on clothing and accessories.

“I’m not a follower,” Floyd added … “You know when everybody else they say, ‘Everybody gonna boycott?’ I say guess what, this boy gonna get on a yacht and live life.”

Mayweather defiantly said that he doesn’t see a need to stop shopping at high-end retailers even if they’ve posted offensive material, doing so while evoking the “Black Lives Matter” slogan.

Check out the video below.

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Floyd Mayweather Sr. Caught The Fade In Boxing Training Session [Video]

Floyd Mayweather Jr. v Tenshin Nasukawa Media Availability & Workout

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The father of Floyd Mayweather Jr. made his mark in boxing as both a professional fighter and most notably as a trainer. However, a training session didn’t go Floyd Sr.’s way recently and he caught a fade but appeared to be fine shortly after.

TMZ Sports reports:

Floyd Mayweather Sr. — a former pro boxer who became one of the top trainers in the world — was at his son’s TMT boxing gym in Vegas this week, where he decided to spar with one of the younger guys.

It started off great … with Floyd Sr. stickin’ and movin’ and throwing some pretty quick shots — but, when the other guy started to fight back, it didn’t go well for the old man.

Floyd took a few clean shots to the head — sending him flying backward … and ended with the elder Mayweather lying flat on his back with his feet up in the air.

Before the jokes fly, Floyd Sr. is 66 years old and probably in better shape than men half his age. Anyone can catch the hands and it was just his time.

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King Diego – Ego Trip (Video)

Queens representative and Hip Hop head King Diego has dropped off the accompanying visual for his lead track for the new year, Ego Trip.

 

Source: UndergroundHipHopBlog.com

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CBS Drops First Teaser Trailer For Jordan Peele’s ‘The Twilight Zone’

While the Super Bowl turned out to be a total dud and the halftime show was probably the most forgettable in history (didn’t even get that rumored SNKRS shock drop at the end of it), the commercials weren’t half-bad. Jordan Peele certainly used his spot to build anticipation for the reboot of the cult classic series, The Twilight Zone.

Serving as both a producer and host for The Twilight Zone, the brains behind the cult classic Get Out and Us certainly seems like the man to bring back the classic sci-fi television series. They even cleverly tied the commercial into the Super Bowl with a football stadium setting.

Check out the teaser to The Twilight Zone below and let us know if you’ll be checking for it on CBS All Access on April 1.

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Source: HipHopWired.com