Tekashi 6ix9ine Reportedly Hospitalized After Being Kidnapped, Pistol-Whipped and Robbed at Gunpoint

Sources close to Tekashi 6ix9ine say that the controversial rapper is in the hospital after being kidnapped, pistol-whipped and robbed at gunpoint.

According to a highly questionable report from TMZ, Tekashi 69 was shooting a music video in Brooklyn, New York early Sunday morning (Jul. 22). The shoot wrapped around 4 a.m. and he drove home. When he got to his house, another car pulled up and blocked his driveway so that he couldn’t leave. That’s when all hell broke loose.

TMZ’s sources say three hooded gunmen hopped out of their vehicle, grabbed Tekashi and pistol-whipped him, which knocked him unconscious. When 69 woke up, he found himself in the back seat of the car as the gunmen were driving around, telling him if he didn’t hand over his jewelry and money, they would kill him right then and there.

A short time later, the gunmen pulled back up to Teksahi’s home and two of them went inside as the third man kept watch outside with Tekashi in the car. The gunmen made off with around $750,000 in jewelry and between $15,000 and $20,000 in cash, according to TMZ. 6ix9ine’s baby mama and young daughter were reportedly inside the house while all of this was happening, but were not hurt, TMZ reported.

As the assailants drove away with Tekashi still in the back seat, he was somehow able to open the back door and jumped out. One of the gunmen chased him down the street but gave up after some time out of fear of being identified. Tekashi then hopped into the passenger seat of a passerby’s vehicle and begged for help. The good Samaritan called the police and then asked 6ix9ine to get out of the car.

An ambulance then took Tekashi to a hospital, where doctors performed various tests, including a CT scan. The rapper sent TMZ a picture of him lying in a hospital bed for “proof.”

Tekashi’s alleged kidnapping incident comes after a number of provocative statements from the rapper, who has pissed off A LOT of people, to say the least. Whether the three hooded gunmen were acting in response to something he said, or simply for the money, remains to be seen. The report comes a little over a month after rapper XXXTentacion was killed over $50,000.

For what it’s worth, who knows if this really happened or if this is just another publicity stunt from the controversial rapper, who just released a new song with Nicki Minaj called “FEFE.”

If this really did happen, hopefully, Tekashi 6ix9ine has learned his lesson in regards to writing checks with his mouth his a$$ obviously can’t cash.

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Syfy Renews Wynonna Earp for a Fourth Season

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In what is quickly becoming an Earper Comic Con tradition, it was announced that cult series Wynonna Earp would be returning for a fourth season. Fans at the show’s panel quickly responded with screams of delight and excitement. Wynonna herself, Melanie Scrofano, even yelled “no takebacks!” at the network execs sitting in on the panel. Season three of the series premiered just last week on Syfy.

The quirky series, created by Emily Andras and based on the comic book by Beau Smith, centers on the great-great-granddaughter of legendary lawman Wyatt Earp, who returns to her hometown of Purgatory to battle revenants, the reincarnated outlaws that Wyatt Earp killed, along with a variety of other supernatural baddies. While it’s not a huge ratings hit, the series has drawn comparisons to Buffy the Vampire Slayer with its dark comedic tone and complex female characters.

“We are absolutely delighted that Wynonna Earp has been renewed for a fourth season. We are so grateful to Syfy for their relentless and ferocious support of the series and the ‘Earper’ fandom,” Andras said.

The feminist series has a rabid fandom, especially from queer viewers desperate for positive portrayals. Wynonna Earp first premiered in 2016, at the same time that Lexa was killed off on The 100. Lexa’s death kicked off the LGBT Fans Deserve Better movement, which took a serious look at the “Bury Your Gays” trope in television and film. In the wake of losing Clexa, a massively popular queer ship, fans flocked to the sweet romance between Wynonna’s sister Waverly and local police woman Nicole Haught, best known by their portmanteau WayHaught.

WayHaught even addressed the trope head on, by shooting Nicole in season one, only to reveal she’s wearing a bulletproof vest.

Season two gave us an exciting new development that we rarely see onscreen: an ass-kicking pregnant hero. When Melanie Scrofano announced her real-life pregnancy, Emily Andras decided not to have her lead hide behind tables or grocery bags, and made the pregnancy a pivotal part of the season. In an interview with Variety, Andras said:

“But I also am a woman in this industry, I have kids on my own, I’ve been through it. And one of the things I’m most proud of about “Wynonna” is it’s such a female-friendly, feminist show. I was like, if any show is going to deal with this, it’s going to be us. And that’s how I have to sell it to the network. I knew we were going have to work it out, because of course we would. That’s what we do. I knew that nobody could be Wynonna but Mel. There was no show without her. So that was kind of my ace.”

Amazing things can happen when women are showrunners. In such a cutthroat and competitive television landscape, Wynonna Earp is the scrappy little underdog series that keeps on kicking ass. As fans ourselves, we can’t wait to see what’s in store for the series.

(via The Hollywood Reporter, image: Syfy)

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Sean Gunn Pens Thoughtful Twitter Thread in Response to Disney Firing His Brother James Over Offensive Tweets

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Sean Gunn has penned a thoughtful Twitter thread in response to his brother James Gunn getting fired from Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. The fan favorite director was let go by Disney after an alt-right Pizzagate troll unearthed a series of offensive tweets about rape and pedophilia. Gunn has apologized for the tweets, calling them “totally failed and unfortunate efforts to be provocative”.

Now, his brother and frequent collaborator Sean Gunn has issued a statement of his own. Sean is an actor best known for his role as Kraglin, a ravager in Yondu’s clan in the GOTG series. He also performs as the on-set Rocket Raccoon, as a motion reference actor in a green screen suit. He tweeted:

No matter what side you’re on in terms of Gunn’s firing, Sean Gunn’s response is an eloquent and valuable perspective. He hasn’t said whether or not he’ll be appearing in Guardians Vol. 3, but I hope they’ll bring him back. His work as Rocket is great, and Kraglin is a fun supporting character. Besides, he’s only just gotten the hang of Yondu’s whistling arrow.

(via Twitter, image: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for Disney)

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The Shazam! Trailer Reminds Us That We Need Kid-Friendly Comic Book Movies

The DCEU came to San Diego Comic Con armed with new trailers, but the one that really stands out is Warner Bros. and New Line’s upcoming Shazam! movie. The reason is simple: DC has finally made a comic book movie for kids, starring kids. This shouldn’t be a revolutionary concept, as comic books were invented as a product for children, but in today’s pop cultural landscape it’s a breath of fresh air from the gloom and doom we’ve come to associate with DCEU films.

The trailer introduces us to Billy Batson, a foster kid trying to find his place with his new foster family and new school. After defending his foster brother from bullies, he is imbued with the power of Shazam, and upon saying the magic word, he turns into a grown up superhero, played by an endearingly goofy Zachary Levi (Chuck). The film, directed by David F. Sandberg (Annabelle: Creation), has elements of Raimi’s Spiderman mashed up with Big, and that’s a pretty charming combo. Also, jokes. A DCEU movie with jokes, finally!

With the tenth anniversary of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, many critics have delved into the massive influence that Dark Knight trilogy had on popular culture and comic book cinema. Our own Princess Weekes discussed the anniversary, calling the film “the best and worst thing to happen to superhero movies.” While Nolan’s trilogy was both critically and financially successful, it defined the DCEU’s tone and palette with diminishing returns.

When Warner Bros. sought to create their own franchise in the vein of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, they took inspiration straight from the Nolan playbook. With Zack Snyder as the creative leader, they churned out Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Justice League. While the films shared the gritty reality and desaturated color of Nolan’s trilogy, they lacked the thematic resonance and political allegory that made the series iconic. Dark and gritty doesn’t automatically grant a movie depth and complexity.

Furthermore, by taking this strictly “adult” tone, the DCEU alienated a major share of their audience: children and families. The reason that so-called tentpole movies work is that they appeal to all four quadrants of movie-goers. Only Wonder Woman, with its upbeat messaging and family-friendly heroics, managed to break out of Snyder’s mold, achieving massive success.

Shazam! finally gives us a DCEU movie that kids and their parents can enjoy. More importantly, Billy Batson is a kid himself, giving young audiences a hero to identify with and root for. Here’s hoping that Shazam! delivers on the upbeat promise of its delightful trailer.

(via The Verge, image: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

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Nicole Maines Joins the Cast of Supergirl as TV’s First Transgender Superhero

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The CW’s Supergirl is making history with the addition of television’s first transgender superhero. Trans actress and activist Nicole Maines (Royal Pains, The Trans List) will be joining the cast as Nia Nal, a new reporter at CatCo Media. According to the show’s official description, Nia is “A soulful young transgender woman with a fierce drive to protect others, Nia’s journey this season means fulfilling her destiny as the superhero Dreamer, much like Kara came into her own as Supergirl.”

Maines’ character is assumed to be a fresh take on Nura Nal aka Dream Girl, an alien from the planet Naltor who possesses precognitive abilities. The character was created by Edmond Hamilton and John Forte, making her first appearance in Adventure Comics #317 in 1964. We’ll have to wait and see how much of Dream Girl’s comic character (if any) will become Nia Nal.

In an interview with Variety, Maines discussed the responsibility she feels towards the historic role. “I haven’t really wrapped my head around it. It feels fitting to say with great power, comes great responsibility, I’m nervous because I want to do it right.”

Maines also touched on the importance of trans representation onscreen, saying:

“We can be whoever we want, we can do whatever we want, we can be superheroes, because in many ways we are,” she said. “We’ve had trans representation in television for a while but it hasn’t been the right representation. I think we’re in a time right now where more than ever representation in the media matters. And what we see on television has a very dramatic effect on our society.”

Maines also talked about the controversy surrounding Scarlett Johansson’s casting as a trans man, which prompted public outcry and led to the actress stepping down from the role.

“I think that cis gender actors don’t take roles out of malice, it’s just a failure to realize the context of having cis gender people play trans gender characters. We don’t see the same issue with sexuality, we see straight people play gay all the time. With trans folks we have a lot of people accusing us of just playing dress up for whatever reasons and that’s just not true. Having trans people play trans roles show that we are valid in our identities and we exist.”

In addition to Maines, two more new characters will be joining her in National City. April Parker Jones (Jericho, The Last Ship) has been cast as series regular Colonel Haley, a hardline career military woman who lives and dies by the orders of her commanding officers. David Ajala (Dr. Who, Nightflyers) will be recurring on the series as the British vigilante anti-hero Manchester Black, a beloved DC comics character.

(via Deadline, image: Mike Coppola/Getty Images)

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Things We Saw Today: Eleven Takes on Godzilla: King of the Monsters

It looks like Stranger Things actress Millie Bobby Brown just can’t keep away from monsters. The erstwhile Eleven stars in this trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters, the sequel to 2014’s Godzilla. The film also stars Kyle Chandler and Vera Farmiga as Brown’s parents, who are trying to save the world from the monster invasion. Warner Bros. released a statement describing the premise below:

“The new story follows the heroic efforts of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch as its members face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species – thought to be mere myths – rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.”

(via The Verge, image: Warner Bros.)

  • Group hugs for everyone: Marvel offers a grief counseling station for folks traumatized by Infinity War at Comic Con. (via io9)
  • That attention to detail though…take a look at some of the geekiest costumes at SDCC. (via Buzzfeed)
  • Selma Blair comes out in support of James Gunn, calls him “one of the good ones.” Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition urging Disney to re-hire the director. (via The Hollywood Reporter)
  • Misha Collins handed out voter registration cards at the Supernatural panel because he is the best. (via OC Register)
  • There was a panel at SDCC called Pop Culture Witches and honestly, where was our invite? (via Nerdist)

Rose Tico fans are ending SDCC on a positive note with a rally in support of Kelly Marie Tran and her character. #RallyforRose

Whelp, that’s the end of another San Diego Comic Con! Did you have a blast? Are you exhausted from the endless news coverage? Share your SDCC feels in the comments, Mary Suevians.

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Megan Barton Hanson to face devastating news after she leaves the Love Island villa

Megan’s beloved Pomeranian has passed away, and, as of yet, she has no idea…

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While Megan Barton Hanson’s been sunning herself in the Love Island villa, her beloved Pomeranian Pumpkin has sadly passed away from stomach cancer.

Her pet pooch was put to sleep after she had a stomach haemorrhage – just one one week after Megan entered the villa. Reportedly, Megan hasn’t been told the news yet.


A source told Sun Online: “Megan will be devastated when she comes out and hears the news about her little Pumpkin.

“She brought her from a Pomeranian breeder when she was just eight-weeks-old.

“Pumpkin was Megan’s little baby and no doubt it will be a huge blow for her to find out what has happened.”

With only a few weeks left of the series, it’s likely that Megan will hear the sad news soon.


The former lap dancer hasn’t had the smoothest run in the villa, with her ruthless behaviour earning her the title of ‘muggy Meghan’. However, since settling down with fellow islander Wes, Meg’s shaken off her bad rep – and the two now seem more loved up than ever.

Earlier this week, Wes told Megan: “We’re boyfriend and girlfriend now so whatever happens in here is technically irrelevant.

“Obviously I’d love to go the distance. We’ve got to where we are for a reason and it’s worked out.”

During the last re-coupling, Wes referenced how far Megan has come during the reality TV show.

Gushing over his girlfriend, he said to the group: “I’m so proud of her and the journey she’s come on in this villa.

“She walked in as quite an insecure and shy person, and since then she’s asked me to be her boyfriend, so she’s come a long way.”

We’re sure he’ll lend a shoulder to cry on once Meg hears the devastating news…

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David Beckham’s ‘penniless’ nephew claims he’s been ‘frozen out’ by the family – while Romeo and Beckham live the ‘high life’

The 17-year-old lad lives in a one-bedroom council flat with his dad – who married David Beckham’s sister.

Aren’t these two just the cutest?

Freddie Every, 17, claims that, as a child, he was close to the Beckhams and would often visit their Surrey mansion to hang out with cousins Brooklyn and Romeo.

However, when Freddie’s dad Colin, 50, split with David Beckham’s elder sister Lynne, the young lad drifted from the family.


Freddie’s now living with his dad – with just £1.36 in his bank account – taking a bricklaying course in order to make ends meet, while watching his cousins live the ‘high life’.

Freddie told the the Mirror: “I just want to be able to go for a meal and talk and catch up. I’m not asking for more than that. They are still my family and I’d like to see them again.

“Growing up we saw them loads and I have so many happy memories of playing at their house, doing Easter egg hunts and playing on quad bikes.

“Then suddenly it all stopped and I am on the outside looking in, only seeing them live their lives on Instagram or on the TV.”

Reminiscing about his fond memories of the family, the young lad recounted a time he played with Brooklyn and Cruz at Rowneybury House in Hertfordshire, and how David would buy him happy meals after school. The teen’s most prized possession is a £200 pair of Yeezy trainers that David reportedly sent him as a late Christmas present.


Freddie remains optimistic that he could have a good relationship with the family, given the chance.

“We have so much in common still. I love football and am into fashion too – but I never get to share that with them,” he told the paper.

“I watched a documentary David did for TV three times to see if he mentioned me at all. But he didn’t, and that was hard.”

Dad Colin and Lynne Beckham had three children together; Freddie, Georgina, 20, and Josh. Colin raised the two older siblings, while the youngest, Josh, went to live with mum Lynne. Freddie says he rarely sees his mum and younger brother, who are said to be close to David and Victoria.

Georgina has also spoken out about her desire to meet up with the family again – but will settle for seeing how they’re getting on on TV.

“I’m lucky he’s famous and he’s all over the internet. Everywhere you look, he’s there, so I can see him,” she says.

“I don’t need to have a phone call to see what he’s up to. That is better than nothing.”

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‘She’s gonna kill ya’: Love Island’s Laura Anderson looks unrecognisable in dad’s teenage throwback snaps

The islander’s ‘proud’ dad posted the picture of Laura in full ballroom dancing getup on his instagram feed.

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The islanders’ time in the Mallorcan sun is rapidly running out, with just a week to go until the grand finale of Love Island 2018.

But until then the residents of the Love Island villa will remain blissfully unaware of the outside world – and any embarrassing social media faux pas.


Original islander Laura Anderson won over the nation despite having a rocky ride in the villa – and her old man David Anderson couldn’t be prouder.

So proud, in fact, that he’s posted a series of throwback pics, gushing over his 29-year-old daughter.

Our personal favourite is Laura looking COMPLETELY unrecognisable in bright yellow lycra and retro white cowboy boots.

The photo was taken in 2003, which would have made Laura 14.

Laura’s dad also divulged that Laura has a competitive streak, writing that she ‘hates coming second’.


The full caption read: “Here’s a pic of Laura , 2003ish, she really loved her dancing comps, she hated coming second, think she’s join to kill me for this, a don’t care, am so proud of her, thanks again to everyone for their support.

A young Laura , she still has the same smile 😘

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Laura’s dad also shared a sweet photo of Laura as a young tot, with the caption: ‘Does anyone think my baby Laura has changed much, yes it is Laura 😘👍❤💕

Does anyone think my baby Laura has changed much, yes it is Laura 😘👍❤💕

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Finding love on the island hasn’t been easy for Laura, who was brutally dumped by original partner Wes for blonde bombshell Megan Barton Hanson.

It took a while for Laura to bounce back, but she appeared to have landed on her feet after finding romance with super dreamy Essex lad Jack Fowler.

But, sadly, her budding relationship with the personal trainer didn’t last long, and he’s now cracking on with another blonde, who even goes by the same name. Ouch.

And Laura’s dad has opened up on his insta page about how difficult it is to see his daughter’s heartache aired to the nation.

Yes it can get a wee bit upsetting , team Laura+1‘ he wrote.

thank you so much for your support 👍

But things are looking up for Laura, who’s now coupled up with super hunky Paul Knopes – a model/carpenter who once got frisky with Britney Spears in rather risqué music video. Could she finally have met her match?

Good luck, Lau – we’re rooting for you!


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Love Island 2018: Scarlett Moffatt defends islanders and their games: ‘It’s not fair to judge’

The former I’m A Celeb winner speaks exclusively to Now

Twit-twoo! At the BAFTA TV Awards in May 2018 a glamorous Scarlett Moffatt looks stunning!

Chatting to Scarlett Moffatt is always like catching up with an 
old friend, and when we bump into her in Evian’s VIP suite on the opening day of Wimbledon, it’s no different.

As we yap away about everything from tennis to odd beauty tips to the moment Paul Danan left her starstruck, it’s easy to forget the 28-year-old has gone from sitting on a sofa watching the biggest shows on TV in Gogglebox to actually presenting them, following 
her I’m A Celeb win in 2016…

Hi, Scarlett! You shot to fame watching telly on Gogglebox. What makes you cry on TV?
I cry at those donkey adverts and all sorts! I’m a mess. I love Holly and Phil on This Morning as well, but sometimes it is emotional, isn’t it? I just want 
to hug everyone! You watch something like that and think, ‘Oh, I’m moaning about nothing’. If anything is 
sad on the telly, I’ll cry so 
I’d be no good with those individual lashes – they’d always be falling off.

Have you been watching Love Island?
Yes! Do you know what? I like them all. I think it’s just a game, you can’t give people grief.
I think people get too stressed out about it. What you’ve got 
to remember is that you’re seeing an hour out of 24 hours and it’s not fair to judge. 
I wouldn’t like to think people were judging me off of, like,
10 minutes. We need a Celebrity 
Love Island back, though!

Would you go on it?
I don’t know, but I was a big 
fan of [ex-Hollyoaks star] Paul Danan from that series, 
he came to my prom.

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Please explain!
Me friend at school won 
a competition in Mizz magazine where she had to write a 250- word story and hers won 
so she won a prom for our school. Our school was so 
small, nowt ever happened 
and everyone thought it was amazing. We had a chocolate fountain and mocktail machines and Paul Danan 
was the guy who announced who the prom king and queen were. I’ll never forget that.
I’ve got a picture of little me 
and Paul Danan! I tweeted 
it at him once!

Have you ever had any beauty disasters?
Yes, but I’d never admit I didn’t like it if it was someone else doing my hair or make-up! 
I just don’t want to upset anyone! I’ve got friends that are make-up artists and I’m like, ‘Yeah you can do my make-up,’ and then I’ll just go 
wash it off and do it myself afterwards and 
I’ll still be like, ‘You’re amazing.’ But I can’t
do eye make-up, so 
I like it when people 
do my eyes, but when 
it comes to my face 
I like to be orange so I’m like, ‘No, it’s not bronzed enough!’

Your eyelashes look lush!
Thank you! They’re just the 
£2.99 strip lashes you get from Superdrug. When I go on holiday, I’m going to get individuals [lashes] done. I’ve read that your eyelashes can 
all fall out if you get them done all the time, though.


What’s your best bit 
of beauty advice?
I got told a tip that you should always put sun cream on your hands and neck first because they’re the places where you 
age quicker. So, I’ve been 
doing that since I was, like, 
19, even in the rain!

You love a good Instagram post – what’s your secret 
to a good picture?
I love those Victorian photoshoots you can do! Me and my family have had them,
I love them! Where else can you pretend to be a Victorian, other than that whole town up north you go to with school?

Are you excited to be 
at Wimbledon today?
Yes! It’s been on my bucket list and the fact I’m on centre court is even better. Our train was delayed today, so it took us about four and a half hours to get here. I was like, ‘Oh, we’re going to miss Roger Federer,’ but then we got out and he 
was still playing!

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