They Grow Up So Fast! Sasha Obama Looks Stunning in Her Prom Dress As She’s Sent Off by Big Sis Malia & Mom Michelle

If you’re looking for a reason to feel old today, look no further than these newly released photos of Sasha Obama and her prom date.

The youngest Obama daughter attended the prom Friday night (May 24), and the former first daughter, who is now 17 years old, looked flawless in a classic black dress.

Standing arm-in-arm with her boyfriend, Chris Milton, who looked dapper in a matching black tux, the pair garnered a number of positive comments on social media from folks gushing about how the teenagers make a “cute couple.”

While dad Barack was nowhere to be seen, Sasha’s mom, Michelle, and older sister, Malia, were there to send Sasha off and also posed for a few photos with her.

Meanwhile, Chris was applauded on social for being brave enough to Sasha to the prom, considering who her father is.

“Can we just appreciate the absolute guts this kid must have had during the ‘dad talk’ with Barack,” one Twitter user remarked.

Though the former POTUS didn’t appear to be there to send Sasha off, social media was filled with jokes about how the family’s Secret Service detail wouldn’t be too far behind throughout the evening.

“Young fella [looks] like he sees Secret Service in her peripheral in all of these [pictures] lol,” joked one Twitter user. “Probably was a legendary prom. But his eyes look like they’re saying, ‘I’m going to have fun…..but not too much fun, Sir.’”

Black Twitter was prepared to go to war after seeing Sasha’s name trending, but they were glad to see it was because of how beautiful she looked in her prom dress:

Sasha Obama will graduate from Sidwell Friends High School in June, and she’s reportedly considering attending the University Michigan for college in the fall.

The teen reportedly turned down a place at Yale, opting not to follow in the footsteps of her big sister, who chose to attend an Ivy League School (Harvard).

Sasha allegedly wrote on her private Instagram account that she’s looking forward to attending the Ann Arbor School with her friends, who she called her “sisters.”

“So proud to say I’m going to college with my sisters!!” Sasha reportedly captioned underneath a photo of herself and two friends standing in front of Michigan’ football stadium, nicknamed “The Big House.”

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Nipsey Hussle’s Baby Mama Tanisha Foster Facing Jail Time for DUI

Nipsey Hussle’s baby mama could be looking at jail time if a judge decides to officially revoke her probation in her 2017 DUI case.

We reported earlier this week that Foster (aka “Chyna Hussle”), the mother of Nipsey’s 10-year-old daughter Emani, had a bench warrant out for her arrest after she missed a recent court date for her DUI case.

Fortunately for her, the judge called off the bench warrant, but according to The Blast, since Tanisha has failed to complete the required programs in the case, she has been ordered to go back and re-enroll for her DUI class, as well as sign up for a program called “Mothers Against Drunk Driving.”

Foster has also been ordered to attend AA meetings, and a hearing to determine whether or not she violated her probation will be held in July.

If Tanisha’s probation is revoked, she could be immediately taken into custody, and her chances of being granted primary custody of Emani over Nipsey’s sister Samantha will be slim-to-none.

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In addition to the custody battle, TMZ reports that Tanisha is also preparing to fight Samantha and Nipsey’s brother Blacc Sam for control of the rapper’s multi-million dollar estate.

Sources connected to Tanisha Foster tell TMZ, she will not accept Sam Asghedom, Nipsey’s brother, as the manager of the late rapper’s fortune, which Sam estimates at $2 million. Sam filed legal docs, saying Nipsey died without a will, and he wants to be appointed the administrator of his brother’s estate. A judge is set to rule on Sam’s request June 10.

Under California law, Nipsey’s children would share equally in his estate. In addition to 10-year-old Emani, the child Nipsey had with Tanisha, he left behind 2-year-old Kross, who’s mother is Lauren London. So, each would get around $1 million, less fees and taxes.

Tanisha is fighting for custody of Emani, and if she’s successful, she would have some power in handling the money and would probably be entitled to use some of it to provide for the child. A judge has temporarily blocked Tanisha from having physical custody of Emani … the child is currently living with Nipsey’s sister.

Our sources say Tanisha has tentatively decided to ask the probate judge to continue the hearing so she can get clarity on the custody case. We’re told there is bad blood between Tanisha and Nipsey’s family, and she will almost certainly end up objecting to Sam becoming the administrator.

Sounds like Tanisha isn’t going down without a fight!

Of course, since her DUI case has now come into play, her chances of winning this war have lowered dramatically. Guess we’ll have to wait and see what happens in court on June 10th.

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Houston Rapper Sosamann Arrested & Charged With Felony Human Trafficking

Rising Houston rapper Sosamann was recently arrested on charges of human trafficking after he and a group of other men were accused of luring two young women to California and then forcing them into prostitution.

According to TMZ, police said the women were arrested in a Los Angeles prostitution sting earlier this month.

During questioning, the women claimed Sosamann and his cohorts enticed them into traveling to the West Coast with promises that they were going to live “the Hollywood dream.”

But the women said when they got to L.A., they were instead forced to turn tricks and were held against their will.

After an investigation, police arrested a group of people, including Sosamann, for human trafficking.

Sosamann was reportedly booked on a felony charge on May 11th, but was released after posting $100k bail the next day. His next court date is in June.

The rapper is signed to Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Gang record label and has collaborated with a number of artists, including Wiz, NBA Young Boy, Gunna, Sauce Walka and HoodRich Pablo Juan.

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Viral Video Shows Wendy’s Employee Bathing in Kitchen Sink, Restaurant Still Passes Inspection

Now, that’s just nasty!

A Florida Wendy’s is under investigation after a viral video shows an employee taking a bath in an oversized sink in the restaurant’s kitchen.

The 93-second clip shows the male employee getting in the sink with no shoes or shirt as other employees laugh and encourage him to bathe.

“It’s warm, turn the jets on,” he joked while lathering his body with dish soap.

While filming the unsanitary prank, others could be heard laughing and telling him to “Wash your armpits” and “Let’s see them toes.”

Haley Leach, who knew one of the employees from high school, posted the clip on Facebook on Tuesday (May 20) and it went viral, gaining over 738K views by Saturday (May 25).

“The actions in the video were appalling and I felt like the public had a right to know,” Leach told the Northwest Florida Daily News.

Carlisle Corporation, which owns the Milton, Fla. restaurant, released a statement regarding the matter and confirmed the sink-bathing employee has been fired.

“We are taking this incident seriously and it is obviously totally unacceptable. This was a prank by a person who no longer works at this restaurant, and who clearly did not use good judgment. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce our very strict quality procedures with our restaurant team.”

And get this: State inspectors made an emergency visit to the restaurant on Wednesday after being made aware of the incident … and it still passed inspection!

According to a report by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation, the restaurant’s manager was only given instructions on “sanitation, safety requirements and the importance of active managerial control.”

Milton, Florida residents better dine at Wendy’s at their own risk.

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Captain Marvel Takes on Toxic Masculinity in New Deleted Scene

Captain Marvel may still be lingering in theaters, but if you want to watch it from the comfort of your own couch, good news! The film is coming to digital download May 28th, and the Blu-ray will be released on June 11th. The Blu-ray comes with six deleted scenes and plenty of bonus featurettes and behind-the-scenes content.

We’ve already seen a very cute deleted scene of Carol, Yon-Rogg and some baby Kree recruits. The scene is charming, but doesn’t give us much new information beyond what we already know.

However, the newly released scene “What, No Smile?” delivers exactly what we want from Captain Marvel, namely Carol kicking ass and taking down the patriarchy. The scene is extended to reveal what happens between the biker asking her to smile and Carol making off with his bike.

We meet the biker, who calls himself “The Don”, repeatedly ask Carol smile and offer her a ride on his bike. She offers him a superpowered handshake, which quickly brings the creep to his knees. “Here’s a proposition for you: you’re going to give me your jacket, your helmet, and your motorcyle, and in return I’m going to let you keep your hand.” After The Don acquiesces, Carol asks “what, no smile?” as he runs off.

Given that the scene is barely a minute long yet so satisfying, it’s surprising that it ended up on the cutting room floor. Frankly, I would watch two hours of Carol just slapping around gross dudes, but maybe I’m biased. Part of the appeal of a female superhero is seeing her answer everyday acts of sexism and harassment with superpowered aplomb. It’s wish fulfillment that every woman can get behind.

Marvel also released a second deleted scene, “Heading to Torfa” which captures some banter between the Starforce members.

The scene doesn’t deliver much in the way of exposition, just the team reminding Carol to keep herself stealthy and restrained. Minn-Erva calls her “twinkle-fists”, but that’s about it. The Starforce members are pretty thinly drawn in the film, and it did feel like a letdown to cast Gemma Chan for barely a few moments of screentime. Given the character’s presence and history in the comics, it’s disappointing that she won’t have a larger life in the MCU.

Other deleted scenes (that have yet to be released) include Yon-Rogg meeting with the Supreme Intelligence, Keller trying to track Carol and Fury, and a scene with Coulson helping Keller out of an “embarrassing situation”, whatever that may be. With a Captain Marvel sequel likely on the horizon, there is plenty of story to explore.

The sequel could follow Carol’s interstellar adventures between the ending of the first film and her return to Earth in Avengers: Endgame. It could also show her taking lead in the present day with the remaining Avengers. Brie Larson has said she wants the next film to introduce Ms. Marvel aka Kamala Khan into the MCU.

What do you hope to see in a Captain Marvel sequel?

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Swamp Thing Delivers Gothic Horror and Southern Drama in Series Debut

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DC Universe’s third original live-action series Swamp Thing is a departure from superhero shows as we know them. And that’s only right, as Swamp Thing himself is not your average brooding bro in a cape. Like Titans and Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing is similarly uninterested in telling a rote superhero story. But instead of leaning into gloomy grit or trippy humor, Swamp Thing leans heavily into horror, delivering a truly scary TV-watching experience.

The series’ blend of Southern Gothic and body horror, not to mention its Louisiana setting, will no doubt draw comparisons to HBO’s True Blood. But unlike the campy vampire series, Swamp Thing grounds itself in its human relationships and leans heavily on the inherent horrors swimming in the swamp.

the series centers on Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) of the CDC’s Epidemic Intelligence Service, who is called back to her hometown of Marais, Louisiana to investigate a mysterious swamp-borne illness. While there, she meets unconventional scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean) whose research into the swamplands has yielded disturbing results.

The pilot episode positions the series as a mystery, with Alex and Abby chasing down the cause of the illness, but quickly transitions into gross-out body horror when the afflicted bodies are overrun with a highly aggressive plant life. These scenes could easily be corny, but the series creates effective tension and scares from the animated vines and swamp ephemera.

The swamp itself plays like a character of its own well before Swamp Thing takes residence. Len Wiseman, who directed the pilot, brings shades of Evil Dead to the swamplands, leaning into the inherent creepiness of the locale. The night may be dark and full of terrors, but it’s got nothing on a Louisiana swamp teaming with alligators, insects, and unstoppable vegetation.

The series does an impressive amount of world-building in its first two episodes, establishing the town of Marais and the various dynamics at play. Abby left the town after a tragedy in her youth, and her return rattles the community, most notably the Sutherlands, the wealthy family who run the town. Played by Will Patton and Virginia Madsen, Avery and Maria Sutherland both wield influence and strength yet are haunted by their past and their connection to Abby.

Along with the Sutherlands, we are introduced to Sheriff Lucilia Cable (Jennifer Beals) and her son Matt (Henderson Wade) who still holds a torch for Abby. Swamp Thing artfully captures the claustrophobia of a small town, where everyone knows everyone and all the citizens are hiding secrets.

As with all shows set in the South, the accent work is all over the place. Most characters, including Abby, have forgone any attempts at an accent. Patton delivers a syrupy Southern take, while Beals tries for Cajun but lands closer to Bobby Boucher. As a Louisiana native myself, I may be judging these accents harsher than most. But after seven seasons of True Blood swinging for the fences accent-wise, I don’t mind a less theatrical take.

All this, and we haven’t even gotten to the pivotal turn of the series, namely Alec Holland’s tragic transformation into Swamp Thing (where Derek Mears takes on the role). The costuming and make-up work for Swamp Thing are excellent and very true to the comics, but what’s more important is the emotional and psychological horror of a man who finds himself transformed into a monster. There is pathos and emotion that shines through thanks to Mears’s performance and the make-up work that allows him to emote through the latex.

And ultimately, that’s what makes the series so effectively compelling. Swamp Thing leans into the humanity of the monster, yielding one of the most compelling and original comic book series to date.

Swamp Thing is available May 31st on DC Universe.

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Things We Saw Today: This YouTube Trailer Mashes Up John Wick and The Matrix for a Nostalgic Good Time

A good parody trailer is truly a thing of beauty. But few of them are so well thought out and detailed as this Trailer Time Warp, “John Wick Chapter 6: Contingency”. Youtuber Journey’s End recreates an 80s style Cannon Films trailer in the mold of Death Wish, Lifeforce, and Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo.

The trailer imagines a sixth John Wick film, where everyone’s favorite assassin finds himself in the post-apocalyptic wasteland of The Matrix. The trailer is lovingly detailed to look like a low budget masterpiece, from the synth-heavy score to a grizzled voice-over to de-colored, skipping image.

Given how increasingly outlandish the world of John Wick is, it’s hardly a stretch to imagine a future-set film in the franchise where Keanu Reeves is unfrozen to battle the machines. The trailer capitalizes on the films’ combination of Laurence Fishburne and Reeves, as well as both movies’ usage of the phrase “we’re going to need guns, lots of guns.”

The newly rebooted Wick has to contend not only with his painful puppy-filled memories, but will also undergo the upgrades and enhancements that made Neo such a formidable fighter. Is it weird that I want to watch this movie? Because I would totally watch this movie.

(via AVClub, image: YouTube)

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Stacey Solomon shares ADORABLE pictures of her sons meeting their new baby brother

Too cute!

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‘Loose Women’ TV show, London, UK – 23 Feb 2018
How old are your pants?
Speaking of how old things may or may not be, we were howling at a Mumsnet post we saw today when a woman posted that she has a pair of knickers that are a whopping 23 years old! Tune in to find out what our women think of this out-of-date wardrobe choice – total pants or practical?

New mum Stacey Solomon looks super excited to be introducing her two sons Zachary, 11, and Leighton, six, to their new baby brother.

What a special moment for Stacey’s adorable family!

Things have been hectic for the Loose Women, 29, star, who gave birth to her first child four WEEKS early on Thursday. But after what must have been a whirlwind few days, both mum and baby look to be doing brilliantly.

More: Stacey Solomon breaks her silence after third child ‘flew out of her’ earlier than planned

Despite being a lot earlier than planned, Stacey’s birth was reportedly a swift one.

”It was amazing, I feel like he flew out of her,’ said sister Gemma when she called in to update the Loose Women ladies on Stacey’s progress.

‘She was saying it was hours, but I got into work at 8, he was born 10:01, so I thought, “That was pretty quick!” He just came so quick I couldn’t help.’

Husband Joe Swash, 37, posted a picture of his wife and baby, shortly after the birth, with this emotional caption: ‘This morning. A lot earlier than planned I watched the love of my life, bring a new life into the world. We are overwhelmed, overjoyed and apprehensive of what’s to come.

‘Mummy and baby are well and resting. We are so grateful for all of the love, support and positivity we’ve received over the last 8 months. I’m lost for words to describe how I’m feeling. So for now, I’m going to spend the next few days and the rest of my life falling more in love with these two humans.

More: Former TOWIE star Chloe Lewis announces baby news 

‘I didn’t think it possible but, today I witnessed the impossible. My partner, My love, my life, you are a super human. I am forever in awe. Joe X.’

But Stace seems to have bounced back with ease, playing up for the camera while Joe snapped away, capturing her sons encountering their new sibling for the first time.

More: Peter Andre and wife Emily look more in love than ever

In the first pic, Stacey is pictured giving her boys a big kiss while breastfeeding her newborn. In the second, it shows the boys looking down at their baby brother, while Stacey gazes adoringly at the scene. Cuties!

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Stacey captioned the pictures: ‘My sons… Thank you Daddy for taking these perfect pictures. I love you.’

Congrats on your lovely little family, guys! And good luck to with three little ones to run around after…

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78-Year-Old Pop Music Legend Dionne Warwick Dragged on Twitter for Saying Beyoncé is NOT an Icon (Yet)!

Twitter and the BeyHive are out here dragging Dionne Warwick!

The legendary singer is getting swarmed and stung after saying Beyoncé hasn’t reached icon status just yet.

“I love her to death and can appreciate her talent. But that iconic status? It’s a long road [ahead].”

Warwick spoke with Essence to promote her upcoming album, She’s Back.

The 78-year-old who has “58 years of chart-topping classics,” was asked if she thinks any of today’s music will be considered classics and if there are any icons in the mix.

She laughed and responded with a firm “Not yet.”

“I don’t know if 10 years from now, anybody can actually sing the songs of our babies today. That’s not, as you guys say, ‘throwing shade,’ it’s looking at it with reality,” she explained.

And while she certainly admires Beyoncé, Warwick isn’t ready to anoint Queen Bey as an icon.

“Watching her grow has been quite refreshing. It’s wonderful to see how she’s been able to create what and who she wanted to be and who she is…very proud of that, I really am. Now, sustaining and becoming a big icon that Gladys Knight, or Patti LaBelle, or Johnny Mathis, or Frank Sinatra, or Sammy Davis Jr. is? I doubt that.”

Once Warwick’s comments went viral, Beyoncé fans began to drag the legendary singer, making “Dionne Warwick” a trending topic.

Despite the dragging, many were quick to put some respect on Dionne Warwick’s name.

Warrick took to Twitter to clarify her comments, which she said was misconstrued by Essence.

“It takes a long time to reach and achieve iconic status. That’s not to say that Beyoncé isn’t well on her way,” Warwick wrote. “She is a gifted performer.”

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Elton John Wearing a Sparkly Rocketman Suit for the Movie Premiere Is a Mood

Elton John in Cannes

Listen, I also would wear blazers with different references to the song “Rocket Man” all over them, and I didn’t even write the song. At the premiere for Rocketman at Cannes, Elton John pulled out all the stops, meaning that he wore multiple blazers with various symbols and variations of “Rocket Man” on them, and I maybe want them all?

From a powder-blue suit to his two different rocket-themed jackets, Elton John was there and ready to support the movie-musical telling of his life story.

Rocketman, which is a truly beautiful picture of Elton John’s life, is also the first major studio film to have a sex scene between two men in it, a fact that Taron Egerton wants everyone to talk about.

As Egerton points out, we wouldn’t be having this conversation if it were a heterosexual love scene, but because it’s two men, there seems to be some sort of controversy surrounding its inclusion in the movie, which is hilarious if you know anything about Elton John.

According to Digital Spy, Egerton was adamant that the public (a) should know that the sex scene between Reid and John was not cut from the movie, and that (b) he wants audiences and people to talk about the scene because it’s important to who Elton John is. Talking with Attitude, Egerton also expressed how the sex scene between John Reid and Elton John was addressed.

“This is the scene of Elton losing his virginity and we wanted to try to do that justice. I treat it with the same love, care and affection I would as if it was my first experience of falling for somebody.”

Elton John is forever an interesting figure in our pop cultural zeitgeist, and Rocketman honors him in a very beautiful way.

But also, can Gucci make me some of those blazers?

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