We Got Another White Lady Calling the Cops for Nothing: Meet “Gas Station Gail”

“I need a police officer here now. I have, like 30 people standing out here and they will not leave! It’s like a riot out here. They’re destroying the outside … they’re standing outside my store, they’re videoing us and everything” — Brenda aka “Gas Station Gail.”

Wow, I can only imagine that as a 911 dispatcher, calls like this must send shivers down their spines. A call comes through and you have a frantic woman desperately pleading for help while trying to survive a violent riot.

You take down her location, locate the nearest responding officer, and then simply pray the officer can get there in time before the incident turns tragic.

And now Gossip On This has managed to get footage of the “riot” in question. I warn you, what you are about to see may be disturbing. Viewer direction is most certainly advised.

Just…wow. It’s tough to watch. I mean just go back and listen to the horrible, hate-filled speech being thrown at this poor, brave woman. “You don’t gotta be rude.” “Look at that, she’s calling the police.” And worst of all, “In a respectful manner, let’s leave.”

I can’t imagine the emotional scars those are going to leave. And those last shots of this violent gang finally leaving, politely walking away surrounded by children and pushing strollers. Scary stuff, man!

Kidding aside, this is disturbing, because it’s just one more instance in a long line of examples of black citizens being harassed for having the gall to live their lives. I mean we have Cornerstore Caroline, Hallway Hillary, BBQ Becky, Permit Patty … the list, sadly, goes on and on.

So what was the horrible thing this group was doing before “Gas Station Gail” decided the cops needed to be called? Trying to buy some drinks for their thirsty children.

They were a part of a peaceful march in North Charleston, South Carolina meant to help put an end to gun violence and were wearing anti-violence T-shirts that read “Guns Down Chuck Town.”

After marching for a mile, the group stopped by Murphy’s Gas Station to get drinks for themselves and their children when, next thing they know, the cops are being called.

The man who posted the video, Jonathan Thrower, told Yahoo Lifestyle: “A cashier came outside and said, ‘OK, I just want to make sure everyone stays on the sidewalk.’ A few minutes later, a red truck pulls up and a woman gets out and starts yelling, ‘Leave no! Leave now! I’m calling 911.”

“I felt sick when I heard the 911 call,” Thrower said. “A few kids said, ‘Every time we try to do something good, they call the police.’ I kept reassuring them that this was part of conflict resolution and why we walked that day.”

Gas Station Gail was not hurt and can continue to live her life vigilantly stopping non-white people from getting drinks, but unfortunately for her, Thrower’s last threat looks to be coming true: “We just gotta make this go viral.”

Go do your job internet. Make Gas Station Gail famous.

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It Might Be Time for Blake Griffin to Make a Full-Time Leap to Stand-Up Comedy

Blake Griffin was once one of the most exciting, explosive players to ever come through the NBA. When he and Chris Paul turned the perpetually “meh at best” Los Angeles Clippers into the must-see Lob City … well, let’s just say the duo were frequent features on Sports Center’s Top 10.

Seriously, just watch. Even if you don’t read another word, your click will be worth it if you watch this.

Still reading? Well if you want your perception of Blake Griffin to remain unchanged, I’d recommend stopping here, because what comes next isn’t pretty.

On Wednesday, October 17th, Blake Griffin learned he ain’t quite the young buck he used to be. In the first quarter of a game against the Brooklyn Nets, Blake Griffin put a move on his defender, spun into the paint, and leaped up for one of his signature posterizing dunks.

Only this time, it didn’t go so hot.

Here’s another angle (sorry Blake).

Just absolutely cold-blooded.

That’s Jarrett Allen, the Nets 20-year-old Center who stands at 6’11” with an ungodly 7’6″ wingspan. A wingspan he put to good use by viciously making sure Blake Griffin understands that he owns the paint now.

And this wasn’t even the first time Allen has made Blake (I’m guessing) question what his 29-year-old, injury ridden body is capable of. During a pre-season match up between the two teams, Allen shut Griffin down in the paint with this beast of a block.

So Blake, maybe it’s time you start to step away from basketball and go pursue that stand-up comedy career you’ve been eyeing for some time. That’s right, Griffin has said that he considers stand-up as a viable second career for him once basketball is over. And truth be told, he’s not bad.

He’s hosted multiple stand-up shows, does sets at clubs, and even went up against notable roast master Jeff Ross on Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. So maybe he really can go off and make a living telling jokes when the time comes.

And based off that set of rejections, that time might be coming sooner rather than later.

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A$AP Rocky Says He Was Bullied During His First Orgy at 13 Years Old

How old were you when you had your first orgy? A$AP says he was 13 years old, and it didn’t go over as well as you think it would.

In a recent interview with Esquire, the 30-year-old rapper revealed that he’s known for hosting group sex events at his Beverly Hills, California home—which is decorated “in the style of Tim Burton and Wes Anderson”—on a huge custom-designed bed that cost about $100,000 to make.

“The women that I’m around are into that free-spirited s–t like me,” he told the magazine. “And why not? Let’s smoke some good weed in the teepee and have a fun time!”

But it turns out that having orgies isn’t a new thing for Rocky, who says he’s been having them since he was a middle schooler.

“My first orgy was when I was in seventh grade,” he said. “Thirteen years old. Yeah, I was at Booker T. Washington [High School] in New York City. My dad had went to jail for drugs, so my mom moved us to a homeless shelter on 104th and Broadway. Our school was like three blocks away, and they used to let us out for lunch, for 45 minutes. The first time was in this apartment building. We took the elevator to the roof, and everybody put their coats on the ground. There were like five girls and 10 guys, and we all just took turns.”

Rocky said the older guys teased him because he wasn’t as “big” as he is now—if you know what we mean.

“And hopefully you didn’t have a little dick because they’re going to tease you! At that time, I wasn’t the biggest guy, but come on, cut me some slack, I was in the seventh grade! F***ing bullies!” he added, laughing. “Nah man. I love those guys.”

Sounds like A$AP Rocky had a pretty eventful life as a teenager!

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Mugshot Madness: Tommie From “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” Arrested at Daughter’s Middle School

Tommie Lee from Love & Hip Hop Atlanta can add yet another mugshot to her growing collection of booking photos after she was arrested Tuesday (Oct. 16) at her daughter’s middle school.

WSB-TV Atlanta obtained an arrest warrant listing a number of things the reality star was accused of, including shoving her daughter’s head into a locker at Griffin Middle School.

According to Smyrna police, Tommie—whose real name is Atasha Chizaah Jefferson—was charged with felony aggravated assault, simple battery, first-degree child cruelty and disruption of public schools.

Tommie posted $27,000 bond Wednesday morning and was released from jail.

The reality star is no stranger to run-ins with the law, as she has been arrested twice this year alone, not counting the dozens of arrests she’s had over the years, which we extensively covered in 2016 when it was revealed that she had at least 30 mugshots. Since then, she’s been arrested at least three or four times (it’s hard to keep count, honestly).

Back in July of this year, Tommie was arrested after police said she refused orders from officers and hit a valet on the head. The valet didn’t press charges, but Tommie was charged with “disorderly conduct under the influence.”

And just this past February, Tommie was also accused of attacking an Atlanta mall employee, which led to an arrest and new mugshot.

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Student Sets Off Bomb & Opens Fire at College in Crimea, Killing 19 & Wounding 70 Others

Tragedy struck a college in Crimea during the morning of Wednesday, October 17th when a lone 18-year-old set off an explosion before going on a shooting rampage. The student, Vladislav Roslyakov, killed at least 19 people and wounded an additional 70.

Reuters reports that Roslyakov set off a bomb in the Kerch Polytechnic College’s cafeteria, and then walked through the school attacking fellow students with a shotgun. The massacre came to an end when Roslyakov took his own life in the school’s library on the second floor.

It’s a heartbreaking turn of events that has shaken the entire area. The director of the school, Olga Grebennikova, spoke to reporters about the scene, saying, “There are bodies everywhere, children’s bodies everywhere. It was a real act of terrorism. They burst in five or ten minutes after I’d left. They blew up everything in the hall, glass was flying.”

She continued, “they then ran about throwing some kind of explosives around, and then ran around the second floor with guns, opened the office doors, and killed anyone they could find.”

Roslyakov was the sole perpetrator in the killings, and his motives are still being investigated. Russian broadcaster RBC spoke to a friend of Roslyakov who suggested he had hinted of the attack. The friend is quoted as saying that the suspect “hated the technical school very much because of the evil teachers, he hinted that he would take revenge on them.”

There are also investigations into whether there’s any connection to the killings and Roslyakov’s admiration of the Novorossia project, which supports a reunification of parts of Ukraine with Russia.

Students who were onsite recounted the terrifying ordeal to local reporters, like Anastasia Yenshina, a 15-year-old student at the school.

When describing the scene, Yenshina said: “I came out and there was dust and smoke, I couldn’t understand, I’d been deafened. Everyone started running. I did not know what to do…I saw a girl lying there…the wall was covered in blood…everyone was scared. People were crying.”

Another student, Sergei, 15, who was rushed to the hospital following the attack described the aftermath.

“I arrived at the hospital, the scene there was awful,” he told Reuters. “They’re bringing in people all covered in blood, some with arms missing, some with legs missing.”

In a strange twist, Roslyakova’s mother was working at the nearby hospital where his fellow students turned victims were being taken. She was initially helping care for those who were injured when investigators arrived at her ward to let her know that her son was responsible before leaving with detectives.

After looking into Roslyakova’s online presence, The Daily Telegraph’s Russia-based reporter Alec Luhn says that he went by the moniker “Reich” online.

Luhn added that the suspect was “obsessed” with serial killers, with local media suggesting that he was emulating one of the Columbine High School killers Eric Harris by using a shotgun in his attack while wearing a white T-shirt.

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“Orange Is the New Black” Will End After Season 7 in 2019

Fans of Orange Is the New Black will be saying their goodbyes in 2019, because Netflix has announced that the show will end after Season 7 premieres next year.

Netflix officially made the announcement with a heartfelt video of the cast bidding their loyal fans goodbye.

“Hey y’all, we got some news,” Danielle Brooks (Tasty) says to the camera, before Taylor Schilling (Piper) cuts in to say that “the final season is coming.”

Yael Stone (Lorna) also chimed in, confirming that “season seven is the end,” with Kate Mulgrew (Red) confessing that she’s going “to miss playing and living on the edge of one of the most groundbreaking, original, and controversial series of the decade.”

“After seven seasons, it’s time to be released from prison. I will miss all the badass ladies of Litchfield and the incredible crew we’ve worked with. My heart is orange but fade to black,” series creator Jenji Kohan said Wednesday (Oct. 17).

More via The Hollywood Reporter:

OITNB was renewed for a seventh season when the Lionsgate-produced series received a three-season pickup ahead of season four back in 2016. The news that season seven will be the dramedy’s last comes as little surprise given the bulk pickup — a first at the time for Netflix. Last year, amid mixed reviews of season five’s three-day riot storyline, Kohan did not rule out as much when speaking to The New York Times.

“I haven’t made a final decision yet, but I’m leaning toward ending it after seven,” she said, “although the nature of the show is one that can go on and on because you can bring in new people.” She also said she thought she had a series ending in mind, though she wouldn’t share it.

After spending six years in the minimum and maximum security prisons of Litchfield Penitentiary, OITNB delivered a game-changing finale at the end of season six. The series set the stage for its final run when its central character, inmate Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling), was released early. That set the stage for season seven to follow her life outside the show’s central core of inmates for the first time since season one.

Both Schilling and co-star Laura Prepon (Alex) told The Hollywood Reporter that they were both already preparing for the end of the show. “As an actor getting ready to say goodbye to a role that I’ve lived with for six years, it’s very poignant,” Schilling said before heading back into production on season seven. “It’s a very kind of surreal time. It’s as surreal as it was when the thing came out of the gate and was so powerful those first few seasons. It’s equally as surreal now to be ending it all.”

Prepon added, “The endgame is there. As of now, season seven is our last season. So, the endgame is clear. … I don’t know if I can say that I’m prepared for the end, but I’ve been doing this for a long time and I know that there’s always going to be more after that. It will just be different. Orange is its own special thing, just like That ’70s Show was, and I’m so happy that I get to be a part of it.”

“During production of season one, everyone involved with Orange Is the New Black felt like we knew a special secret we couldn’t wait to share with the world. Since then, we have laughed, cried, raged and roared with the women of Litchfield, and every moment spent with them felt like borrowed time — too good to last forever,” Netflix vp originals Cindy Holland said. “We will be sad to say goodbye but we will definitely be going out on a high. We are grateful to Jenji Kohan and her groundbreaking vision; to her supremely talented team of writers and producers; and to a once-in-a-lifetime cast and crew for creating a truly special work of art that has inspired conversations and connected audiences around the world.”

For her part, showrunner Kohan will remain in business with streaming giant Netflix, where she inked the company’s first massive overall deal. Under the pact, she already exec produces awards darling GLOW as part of the deal. Kohan produced OITNB for Lionsgate TV, where she was under a longtime overall deal (and for whom she created Showtime hit Weeds) before moving to Netflix. She next produces Lifetime’s American Princess.

“Orange Is the New Black has profoundly impacted popular culture worldwide, and has played a prominent role in building Lionsgate into a platform-defining brand,” said Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “Thanks to the brilliance of Jenji Kohan, the mastery of the creative and production team, the transcendent cast, and our tremendous partnership with Netflix, the series has surpassed our expectations year after year. With great pride, we are working together to bring this landmark series to a triumphant, satisfying close with the upcoming seventh season.”

For Netflix, meanwhile, the decision to wrap up signature awards darling OITNB arrives as the streamer is saying farewell to House of Cards. The political drama launched it into the scripted originals business, with OITNB following shortly afterward.

OITNB, which is inspired by Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, launched with critical acclaim in 2013. The 16-time Emmy nominated dramedy received 12 nods for its first season, including a historic nomination for Laverne Cox, who become the first transgender person nominated for an Emmy. That year, the show won the Emmy for best comedy. The series has since nabbed three additional Emmy wins. After an Emmy rule change in 2015 classifying the series as a drama, OITNB became the first series to receive Emmy nominations in both the comedy and drama categories. Though the streamer does not release numbers, OITNB has became one of Netflix’s most-watched original series.

Are you sad that Orange is the New Black will be ending after next year? Or did you already see this coming? Let us know below in the comments!

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Veteran North Carolina State Trooper Shot & Killed During Traffic Stop

A veteran state trooper was shot and killed while making a traffic stop early Wednesday morning (Oct. 17).

According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the deadly confrontation unfolded just after midnight when Kevin Conner stopped a pickup truck for speeding in Columbus County.

When the driver pulled over to the shoulder of the road, Conner approached the vehicle, and the driver allegedly fired several shots, authorities.

The suspected shooter then drove away, authorities said, leading police on a car chase, but his pickup became stuck while trying to drive over a railroad crossing, so he fled on foot.

After an “extensive search,” the suspect was found in a wooded area and taken into custody without incident.

Conner was rushed to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

“The Highway Patrol family is mourning the loss of a hero,” State Highway Patrol commander Colonel Glenn McNeill Jr. said in a statement.

Conner was an 11-year veteran in Columbus County. In 2011, he extinguished a car fire while also tending to a driver involved in a head-on collision.

The department “will forever be changed by the tragic events,” McNeill Jr. said. “We ask everyone to please keep Trooper Conner’s family and all who knew him in your thoughts and prayers.”

The suspect’s name has not been released and charges are pending.

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Awkward! Cheryl and Liam Payne were ‘planning THIS romantic gesture’ before split

We would have loved to see this…

Liam’s poses did look less active than Cheryl’s on the red carpet. He is in ‘bland’ mode, here – staring at the cameras with a serious-looking expression and apparently taking no notice while she gazes up at his face, using an expression of adoration and support.

Despite being together for over a year, former singing couple Cheryl and Liam Payne seemingly never worked on any music together.

Cheryl and Liam Payne

However, now it turns out the stars very nearly followed in the footsteps of Beyoncé and Jay-Z by releasing a collaboration, but split up before we got a chance to hear it. Damn!

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Producer Jonas Blue made the revelation while chatting about Liam’s new single Polaroid which he wrote.

‘About a year ago I said to my manager that I would love to do a collaboration with them both and I reckon it would have been Polaroid,’ he told the Daily Star.

‘It would have been perfect as I knew when I wrote the song I could hear Liam’s voice on it.’

Instead of hitting the studio with his former girlfriend, Liam, 25, released the song on his own featuring Jonas and Lennon Stella earlier this month.

More: Cheryl’s comeback song release date ‘LEAKED’ as she prepares to spill the beans on Liam Payne split

And despite speculation Liam penned the catchy track about his break up with 35-year-old Chez – who he shares son Bear with – it turns out the One Direction star had absolutely nothing to do with the lyrics.

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Jonas, 29, told the Metro: ‘This song actually stemmed from a Polaroid that I had of me and my girlfriend. It has been written that Liam wrote it about his break-up, but he didn’t have any involvement in the writing.

‘When I wrote this song, they (Liam and Cheryl) were still together. I got it over to him and he was like, “I absolutely love it”.’

Cheryl Liam Payne

While Liam might not be spilling the beans on his split from Chez, the mum-of-one is reportedly about to tell all on their relationship with her new music.

Speaking about the first song from the album Love Made Me Do – which is reportedly due to be released later this month – a source told The Sun: ‘It is a very edgy pop-dance track and not a typical song which you would expect from Cheryl.

‘She’s not holding back on her feelings and inevitably it will lead to a lot of speculation.’

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Lady Gaga flaunts HUGE sapphire ring after confirming engagement to Christian Carino… and you won’t believe what it cost!

What a sparkler!

attends ELLE’s 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration presented by L’Oreal Paris, Hearts On Fire and CALVIN KLEIN at Four Seasons Hotel Los Angeles at Beverly Hills on October 15, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.

Just when you thought life couldn’t get any sweeter for Lady Gaga, she goes and gets engaged. Oh, and just FYI – she’s got a pretty decent sparkler on her finger to prove it…

Lady Gaga, who is currently raking in all the accolades for her movie role in A Star Is Born alongside Bradley Cooper, left fans gobsmacked after confirming her engagement to Christian Carino, 49.

More: ‘I’m in severe pain’: Lady Gaga hospitalised as she’s forced to cancel tour date at last minute

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The 32-year-old showbiz mogul announced the happy news whilst speaking at the Elle Women in Hollywood event on Monday.

Accepting her gong as an influential woman, Gaga made the bold statement of her relationship status as she thanked her ‘fiancé Christian’ in front of the whole audience.

Not sure how we didn’t already guess, because hello to that rock on her hand…

And it’s fair to say Christian certainly has excellent taste in diamonds – having selected a phenomenal engagement ring reportedly worth over £300,000!

The sparkler is believed to be a 6-7 carat pink sapphire surrounded by a diamond halo made up of 3-4 carat diamonds, and worth a cool $400,000 in American dollars.

Not too shabby, Lady G.

A diamond expert, the President of WP Diamonds Andrew Brown, told E! News: ‘Lady Gaga’s spectacular ring appears to be a 6-7 carat pink sapphire with a diamond halo totaling 3-4 carats.

‘This is likely a high quality, no heat treatment, pink sapphire. It looks like it may be a Padparadscha sapphire, in which case this ring would easily retail between $300,000 and $400,000.’

Gaga was first linked Christian, her talent agent whose high-powered clients also include Justin Bieber, Amber Heard and Miley Cyrus, in February 2017.

Speaking of her relationship with Christian, Gaga told Page Six: ‘The best part about being in love with someone is having them there to catch you if you fall.’

Lady Gaga’s appearance at the awards ceremony was certainly an emotionally charged affair – as A List ‘pal Jennifer Lopez presented her award with a very moving speech for the ‘inspirational’ star.

During her speech, 49-year-old J.Lo said: ‘You inspire not only me, but a generation to keep challenging themselves and keep chasing their dreams.’

The showbiz pals then shared an emotional embrace.

Lady Gaga certainly went on to live up to Jenny from the Block’s hype, delivering a touching speech covering incredibly powerful subjects such as battles with PTSD, sexual assault and womanhood in Hollywood.

A massive congratulations to Lady Gaga and Christian Carino!

 

 

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Little Mix’s Perrie Edwards STUNS fans as she reveals bold new look in sexy selfie: ‘You look so different!’

WOW! 😍😍

The Little Mix ladies have finally returned to the charts again with their incredible single Woman Like Me.

And it looks like Perrie Edwards has got a new look to go with her new track, as she’s shared a smokin’ hot selfie on Instagram.

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In the photo, the 25-year-old can be seen posing up a storm for the camera while wearing a VERY bold lime green top.

With her blonde locks poker straight, Pez opted for low-key makeup simply accessorising the outfit with some huge gold earrings.

‘A woman like me wears green to be seen! 🐸,’ she wrote next to the snap. Before thanking her fans and adding: ‘The feedback on the single has been amazing! I love you all to the 🌙 and back!’

More: Perrie Edwards gives rare insight into Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain relationship as Little Mix open up on MARRIAGE

Obviously, LM’s loyal following rushed to comment on the photo, with one asking: ‘Is there any look you CAN’T pull off? 😍

‘You look different. But also absolutely gorgeous!!💚💚,’ noticed another.

A third said she looks ‘totally different’, while a fourth added: ‘You can wear anything.’

Pez’s bandmate Jesy Nelson also gave fans a glimpse of her pal’s new look as the pair posed for a photo together on the set of a video shoot.

The snap shows 27-year-old Jesy also opting for an eye-catching lime green top which she paired with a silky pair of patterned trousers.

‘Just two little limes hanging out 💚,’ the X Factor star wrote alongside it.

Meanwhile, the girls announced the title of their eagerly anticipated fifth album on Monday revealing they’d called it LM5.

Taking to Twitter, Perrie, Jesy, Leigh-Ann Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall said they’d taken inspiration from the fans when naming their latest effort.

‘We love how you’ve named each of our eras over the years. So we’ve decided to call our next album…#LM5’ they wrote.

‘We’ve worked so hard on this, we are so proud & can honestly say this is our favourite album to date. You’ll be able to pre-order it from THIS FRIDAY. 16.11.2018. The girls x.’

Is it November yet?

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