YNW Melly Facing the Death Penalty in Double Murder of His Friends

YNW Melly’s murder case has taken a serious turn as Florida prosecutors have announced that they are seeking the death penalty if he’s convicted.

Melly (real name: Jamell Maurice Demons) was charged with two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting death of two of his fellow YNW crew members back in October.

Police said after the rapper shot 21-year-old Anthony Williams (aka YNW Sakchaser) and 19-year-old Christopher Thomas Jr. (aka YNW Juvy) on October 26th, and, along with an accomplice—another one of Demons’ friends, 20-year-old Cortlen Henry (aka YNW Bortlen)—drove around with the men’s dead bodies “for a period of time” while they came up with a story to tell police.

Melly jumped into another car, and Bortlen eventually dropped Juvy and Sakchaser off at the emergency room, where they were pronounced dead.

“They arrived with multiple gunshot wounds. They were dead already,” Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said at the time.

Bortlen and Melly later told police that they were involved in a drive-by shooting and also staged the crime scene to look that way.

Now, after learning the details of the case, the State of Florida has filed new legal docs stating their intent to seek the death penalty.

TMZ reports:

In the docs, the State says it believes it can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Melly killed his friends for financial gain, the murder was especially heinous, atrocious or cruel, and he committed homicide in a cold, calculated and premeditated manner.

The State also believes Melly is a criminal gang member.

As we’ve reported … cops say YNW Melly and his friend, Cortlen Henry, shot victims Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. in the head, torso and back. Police say Melly and Henry shot up their own car to make it look like a drive-by, and then dropped the victims off at the ER, where they were pronounced dead.

Florida is one of 30 States where capital punishment is legal.

Yikes. Going to jail for life is one thing, but getting executed is a whole other story.

For what it’s worth, in an arraignment last month, YNW Melly pleaded not guilty to the murder charges … but it already looks like the prosecution already has a pretty solid case against him.

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Kenya Moore Secures RHOA Season 12 Peach After Forming “Alliance” With Cynthia Bailey & Kandi Burruss

Season 11 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta just ended with an epic shouting match between NeNe Leakes and Cynthia Baily, essentially ending their 9-year friendship. And the very cause of the duo’s fallout is most likely making a grand return in season 12.

Our friends over at Straight From The A are exclusively reporting that Kenya Moore has, in fact, obtained her peach and will be coming returning to RHOA as a full-time housewife.

We reported last week that Moore was in negotiations to return, as is if Moore was on the fence about the decision. However, STFA reports that Moore has been plotting her way back on the show since season 11 premiered.

The blog reports that Moore formed an “alliance” with Bailey and Kandi Burruss to keep Moore’s name on the show.

Burruss often stated that Moore’s pregnancy and the birth of her first child should have been captured on the show, especially since one of Burruss’ storylines was debating if she and her husband Todd Tucker, should have another child (via surrogacy).

Off camera, Moore strategically scheduled her C-section on the same night that season 11 of RHOA premiered. Though a little shady, Moore made sure that her name and the announcement of baby Brooklyn’s arrival was linked with any headlines about RHOA’s premiere.

Moore also debuted new photos of  Brooklyn on social media every Sunday, the same night that RHOA airs on Bravo.

The alliance and intricate operation to get Moore’s peach culminated during the season finale.

Bailey outright invited Moore to her event and it was Burruss who “officially” brought Moore to the party.

According to Straight From the A:

“I was told by several sources that Cynthia hoped to shoot a few scenes with Kenya and baby Brooklyn last season, but production said ‘no’. Her final option was to include Kenya on the guest list for her Peach Bellini party, which just so happened to be the season finale.”

Bailey’s move to bring Moore back on the show was seen as a form of betrayal to NeNe Leakes—who was having social media beef with Kenya at the time. NeNe felt that Cynthia and Kandi set her up by not first informing her that Moore would also be in attendance at Cynthia’s event.

NeNe stated on the finale and during the season 11 reunion that she considers her friendship with Bailey over.

With Moore returning to the show, Leakes reportedly wants someone “on her team” and is pressuring producers to allow ousted housewife, Phaedra Parks, to return to the show as well.

Moore debuted on RHOA in season 5. Frustrated producers snatched her peach after season 10 wrapped because she made filming difficult during the season and was even cut from some of the episodes, including the annual cast vacation.

Though the cast for the upcoming season has yet to be officially announced, it looks like Kenya Moore is a lock. She connived and schemed her way back on the show and it may make for a juicy season.

Season 12 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta is expected to premiere later this year.

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Things We Saw Today: The Knock Down the House Trailer is a Testament to Women in Politics

The trailer for Knock Down the House centers on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, pictured here.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. Amy Vilela. Cori Bush. Paula Jean Swearengin. These are four of the 529 women who ran for Congress in 2018, and are the center of Rachel Lears’s Sundance audience award and festival favorite winning documentary Knock Down the House. It’s a testament to the women of all walks of life who have stood up and pushed back against the current administration, and the trailer is enough to bring tears to your eyes.

The summary of the film hits home: all of these women were motivated by both personal tragedy and national pain to step up for their communities. If you want a definition of tough, you can probably find all four of these women in the dictionary. As heartbreaking it is to see women who have suffered because of this country’s flaws, it is equally empowering to see them stepping up to change the country.

We know how the story ends for all four of these women, but even knowing who wins the primary and who doesn’t, it’s still hopeful to see people trying to affect change, even if some don’t succeed in the way we hope. As the trailer says “for one of us to make it through, a hundred of us have to try.”

So, let’s keep trying.

(image: Netflix)

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Will Be the Final Film in Marvel’s Phase 3

Spider-Man in Captain America: Civil War

While Avengers: Endgame might bring the Infinity Saga to a close, it won’t be the end of Marvel’s Phase 3. That honor belongs to Spider-Man: Far From Home, which drops in July. The film, which is supposedly set minutes after Endgame ends but features a very much alive Peter Parker and Nick Fury, will be the 23rd film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe and begin a whole new Phase of films. Kevin Feige recently confirmed the news.

The film follows Peter Parker on a school vacation where he runs into Mysterio, a variety of villains, and Nick Fury. The timeline is nebulous enough that it could take place before Infinity War, or it could take place after Endgame. We really don’t know for sure, despite the rumors surrounding the timeline. While we all assume that Peter and Fury will be brought back in Endgame, this film could also easily take place beforehand given the Endgame the rumored time jump that might happen in that film. It doesn’t seem as though Peter has aged much between Infinity War and Far From Home.

Given that Endgame is supposed to feature some wibbly wobbly time-y wime-y shenanigans, time travel could also account for the film ending minutes after Endgame and no time seeming to have passed. We’ll know in a few days.

We’ve met the future stars of Phase 4 and the new Marvel all-star line-up: T’Challa, Carol, and Peter. By ending Phase 3 not on a necessarily tragic note with the deaths of the original Avengers and the grief of Infinity War, but on Peter’s low-stakes adventure and the future of his superhero antics, it establishes that there is a promising future. Besides, if Fury and SHIELD are present, it shows that they’ll be rebuilding after both the devastating Hydra reveal of The Winter Soldier and the losses of Infinity War and Endgame.

By ending the Phase on Far From Home, rather than on Endgame, it gives us a low stakes epilogue that promises a future for the MCU and teases Peter’s future growth as an Avenger and as a key member of the Marvel team. It also very much guarantees that, if you didn’t know for sure, that you know that Peter Parker is coming back in Endgame somehow. They’re not leaving that kid dead.

I’m glad that Phase Three appears to be ending on a slightly happier note than the concrete grief of Endgame. Marvel thrives on hopeful narratives, on heroes always coming out on top and doing the right thing. Even after their biggest loss, they’re still fighting. Far From Home will provide a softer epilogue to the Infinity Saga that will promise more tales in the future, rather than just focus on the past.

Still, this is purely speculation until both the end of this week and July, when Endgame and Far From Home are released respectively. Let’s hope they don’t let us down.

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Steve Rogers/Bucky Barnes Is the Most Popular MCU Ship Ever

Steve Rogers and Bucky Barnes ship stucky in Captain America

As we head into Avengers: Endgame, and no doubt into a radically altered MCU going forward, let’s revisit the Steve/Bucky, or Stucky—the ship that launched fifty thousand fanfictions and still reigns supreme.

Comics readers had shipped Steve and Bucky long before the movies were a glimmer in Marvel Studios’ eye. Steve Rogers’ inconsolable grief over his best friend and partner in crime-fighting Bucky Barnes’ death is well-documented throughout decades of Captain America comics, one of the foremost elements of the character. It wasn’t a big leap to suppose there was more to Steve’s profound sense of loss than met the eye.

Steve Rogers thoughts about Bucky Barnes comic

When comics writer Ed Brubaker broke the unspoken rule of Who Must Stay Really, Really Dead and brought Bucky back in 2004 as the hardened, brainwashed assassin The Winter Soldier, the stage was set for a ship that had everything and was steeped in the sort of pathos that inspires countless fanworks: former best friends torn apart by tragedy, forced into opposition. Not only did Steve and Bucky share an important history, but Bucky occupied a torturous present, while Steve was consumed with guilt for inadvertently leaving Bucky behind.

The movie-based ship was well-fed by Captain America: The First Avenger, which highlighted Steve and Bucky’s tender friendship and willingness to sacrifice everything for each other on Steve’s road to becoming Captain America. Casting two attractive actors in the roles certainly didn’t hurt. Though public plans for additional Cap movies were unknown at the time, Marvel signed Sebastian Stan to an extensive contract deal, which suggested that they would be taking Bucky in the Brubaker direction after he seemed to die at the end of First Avenger. Steve is so aggrieved when Bucky falls off the train that he soon follows after, crashing his plane into the Arctic and exiting the Bucky-less world.

If you’re a fan of historical-era Steve/Bucky, The First Avenger provides some scenes and visuals ripe for development: unlike many male friendships depicted onscreen, especially in action movies, Steve and Bucky are tactile, exchanging touches and embraces and knowing looks. They make statements of affection both comedic (Bucky: Don’t do anything stupid until I get back / Steve: How can I? You’re taking all the stupid with you) to declarations screamed in an enemy compound on fire (Steve: GO! / Bucky: NO! NOT WITHOUT YOU!).

Steve and Bucky meme

Fanworks set in this era tend to depict Steve and Bucky living together in Brooklyn before the war, or reunited on the fields of battle thereafter, with Bucky either delighted or dismayed by Steve’s transformation. Many authors, visual artists, and meta-writers became experts in 1930s Brooklyn studies and the queer culture of pre-war New York City.

But it was the modern-day-set Captain America: The Winter Soldier that launched this pairing into the stratosphere. I got to see that movie before its release at a special screening, and I knew at first glance that Steve/Bucky was going to take off—but even I couldn’t have predicted just how massive the ship would become.

Winter Soldier begins with Steve’s attempts to build a new life in a new century while still hung up on the ghosts of the past. When one of those ghosts is made flesh and it’s revealed that Bucky is alive and is now an apparent enemy, it’s as though Steve’s greatest wish and greatest nightmare have come to pass in the same moment. But his faith in Bucky is unwavering, even when there’s no proof that his friend still exists within the Winter Soldier’s callous shell.

The movie is full of the sort of dialogue that sings to a shipper’s ear: “Even when I had nothing, I had Bucky,” Steve tells his new friends. “Best friends since childhood, Bucky Barnes and Steven Rogers were inseparable on both schoolyard and battlefield,” the voiceover at the Captain America Smithsonian exhibit intones, as a film reel shows a 1940s-era Steve and Bucky laughing together. “But I knew him,” the Winter Soldier winces in pained confusion as he tries to understand how it is that he recognized Steve.

A flashback sequence to Brooklyn features a dapper, handsome young Bucky consoling Steve after his mother’s death and vowing that Steve will never have to go it alone. (Steve: Thank you, Buck, but I can get by on my own / Bucky: The thing is, you don’t have to. I’m with you ’til the end of the line, pal.)

Bucky Barnes I'm with you to the end of the line

Steve will repeat this line to Bucky at the climax of Winter Soldier, a throwdown fight between the two of them that is brutal as it is intimately charged. He puts all of his faith in the idea that Bucky Barnes is still somewhere inside the Winter Soldier, and in the movie’s last minutes, he is rewarded. Bucky drags Steve out of the water and leaves him on the riverbank; in the post-credits scene, we see Bucky visit the Smithsonian exhibit in an attempt to recover more of who he once was.

Steve Rogers I'm with you til the end of the line

It helps that Captain America: The Winter Soldier is an excellent movie—I would argue that it is the best in the MCU. Even the most casual movie-goer left understanding the lengths Steve and Bucky would go for each other, and if you are inclined to subtextual fan pairings and creating fanworks, this became the mothership.

I’ve never experienced an outpouring of creativity and enthusiasm such as Steve/Bucky sparked in those post-Winter Soldier days, and I’m unsure if it will ever be replicated again. On AO3 alone, there are more than 40,000 stories tagged with their coupledom, while fan art, cosplayers, zines, photo edits, crafts, and gifs abound. The most-read Stucky stories have more than 300,000 hits, a staggering audience by any metric even taking rereads into account. They remained in the top ten ships on Tumblr in 2018, the only Marvel pairing to do so.

While fandom ships tend to stay isolated in our pockets of the Internet, Steve/Bucky had such obvious canonical roots, and was so widely popular, that it made the leap into mainstream awareness. The ship became established enough that some fans and critics wondered openly if there was a possibility it would be made a confirmed onscreen reality.

The MCU’s powers that be didn’t seem interested in receiving that memo. “People have interpreted that relationship all kinds of ways, and it’s great to see people argue about it what that relationship means to them,” director Joe Russo equivocated. “We will never define it as filmmakers, explicitly, but however people want to interpret it.”

“Marvel drove a nail into the coffin of Bucky/Cap speculation,” lamented Vanity Fair after Captain America: Civil War positioned Bucky to witness Steve and Sharon’s weird kiss with a smile on his face. Even so, the movie gave us Crossbones’ loaded taunt to Steve, “He remembered you. Your pal, your buddy, your Bucky,” and a host of other scenes that showed how connected the two remained.

While I have my issues with the messy Civil War and the relatively little screentime the MCU has given Steve and Bucky since, there’s no denying that their relationship continues to be a huge driving force behind many of the biggest set pieces affecting the Avengers. Civil War was a Civil War because Steve refused to turn his back on Bucky or turn him over to authorities, and he and Bucky fight Tony Stark together without compunction at the movie’s end. Steve finds Bucky a safe harbor in which to recover in Wakanda, and immediately upon their reunion in Infinity War, the two embrace. Bucky remains at Steve’s side until he is the first to turn to dust, his confused query—”Steve?”—lingering in the air as Steve watches him fade away, horror-struck.

Whether you view them as friends or boyfriends, Endgame would do well to allow the poignancy of Steve and Bucky’s history to have some more time in the sun. A big unanswered question of the fast-approaching film is just how much the original Avengers will get to interact with those who were dusted. Will they be magically restored mid-movie, or join in only at the likely tragic end? The fact of the confirmed Falcon/Winter Soldier Disney+ series suggests that neither Bucky nor Sam Wilson takes up the Cap mantle in the movies as they have in the comics (unless the premise of the show is that they take it up together). Will they have the chance to properly reunite with Steve at all?

It may be that Steve and Bucky hardly get to exchange words with each other again. But I’d like to think that Marvel knows how attached many of us are to seeing some sort of resolution to a drama first begun in the schoolyard in Brooklyn. And no matter what happens, fandom is more than capable of generating narratives beyond what we see onscreen—that’s fandom’s bread and butter. At the end of the line, we’ll still be here to read between them.

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Gentleman Jack Reminds Us That Gender Norms Have Always Been Broken

Suranne Jones in Gentleman Jack (2019)

HBO’s upcoming series Gentleman Jack tells the semi-fictionalized story of Anne Lister, a 19th-century landowner who was notable for being a woman who had immense social power and land capital, but also being an open lesbian. What makes the story of Anne Lister so interesting, especially for modern audiences, is two-fold. It’s both an example of how human sexuality and presentations of it have always been fluid, and also how privilege has always allowed certain kinds of people to live their truth more easily.

Anne Lister was the second-born child of Jeremy Lister, a British officer who fought against America in the Revolutionary War, she grew up in Halifax, well educated and in a grand estate filled with comfort. Despite her parents having several children, it was only herself and her sister who would survive to adulthood. We know much about Lister’s life from her diaries, which are over four million words long but have been trimmed down to remove all the stuff about weather and taxes, and really concentrate on the personal life and relationships she crafted.

What’s more is that Lister was, in some ways, kind of a scoundrel. Angela Steidele’s biography, Gentleman Jack: A biography of Anne Lister, Regency Landowner, Seducer and Secret Diarist, goes through Lister’s relationships with other women, from her first love at thirteen to Eliza Raine. They shared a room together for years, until Anne was kicked out for some reason that is not exactly clear. Still, Anne and Eliza promised to be “united forever” and exchanged rings to promise that, once Eliza came in to her huge inheritance, they would be together.

You see, in their time, because of the obsession with protecting a woman’s virginity, it was seen that having a close female friend around would be a way to prevent impressionable young women from being seduced. Well, the joke’s on you, sexist patriarchy, because women can seduce other women. So, Anne was allowed to have these close relationships with other women at first, because they were presumed to be innocent.

Sadly, Lister was, as mentioned before, a bit of a scoundrel and started seeing other women and pulling apart from Eliza, which led the poor young girl to suffer deep depression and illness. Eliza ended up a patient at Clifton Asylum, which was run by Dr. Belcombe, the father of one of Anne’s new lovers.

When Anne inherited Shibden Hall from her aunt, it allowed the young woman to take in a huge income, partly from tenants, which allowed her to live with a certain kind of freedom that would not be possible otherwise. For those who have read The Well of Loneliness or know of its author, Radclyffe Hall, this is a familiar narrative. Despite homosexuality being seen as a crime or sin, for those in the aristocracy and papacy, their closeness to the seats of power allowed them to be openly queer without the same threats. It didn’t mean that it was easy or that there was no stigma or harassment, but with economic power comes some ability to escape situations more fraught than others.

Lister would go on to have several affairs, which were highlighted in her diaries, as well as to be successful as a property owner and investor. She was known to be called “Fred” to some of her lovers and “Gentleman Jack” by residents, which has made some wonder if she would identify as a woman now, but that’s a conversation with no real end. Anne Lister is the only one who could have made that call, and she is long passed.

What is interesting and compelling about her story being told in such a mainstream way, with HBO, is that we are reminded that the gender norms we hold so tightly have been false for a long time. There have always been queer people, and many of them brave enough to be themselves in a time where they were even more marginalized. They were also not perfect people—sometimes they were lovers, other times villains. They were human.

Gentleman Jack will offer to audiences a human look at a woman who, above all, chose to do it her way.

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Who Is Avengers: Age of Ultron? I Don’t Know Her.

The Avengers in Avengers: Age of Ultron

I don’t know what you’re talking about. Marvel’s Avengers: Age of Ultron isn’t a real movie. Stop that! A movie so bad that many fans of the MCU literally pretend it doesn’t exist when they’re rewatching Marvel’s massive franchise, Ultron has angered us to the point where we just pretend like it’s not even a movie.

I, like many women who watched this movie, loathed the idea that we are “monsters” if we cannot or choose not to have children. Remember that storyline we collectively threw from our minds as soon as the credits rolled? That’s right; I’m here to remind you all that Joss Whedon gave us “monster” Natasha Romanoff and then, in her “monster” status, had her get together with Bruce Banner.

Talk about a couple that makes no sense and has no comic backing. I’m a big Bucky/Nat fan, so this just fueled my rage, because really? Why? Just bring in Betty Ross, please.

The only good thing to come out of this movie is my sweet baby girl, Wanda Maximoff. To be fair, Whedon’s characterization of her wasn’t … great … but at least it brought the Maximoff twins into the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Sadly, with a complicated, rich history in the comics, Whedon went with the most boring, nothing portrayal, since they couldn’t be Magento’s children. And thus, we were gifted Pierto and Wanda.

Then Whedon then went and murdered Pierto and made a good majority of Wanda’s character being sad about her brother. And then she went from being sad about her brother to being in a relationship with a computer, so I guess we can blame Age of Ultron for all of that nonsense?

I mean, I guess there are probably people out there who like Age of Ultron. It gave us that ridiculous “Language” line from Captain America, even though he had sworn before, and his best friend, Bucky Barnes, definitely swore back in the 1940s, but sure, whatever. I guess that makes sense.

Age of Ultron was promising. Getting James Spader as Ultron? Creating Vision? Great! Unfortunately, it was a mess. It destroyed like three characters, and it diminished almost every woman to a “woe is me and my man/baby problems” character. Am I glad the era of Whedon in the MCU is over? Yes, but also, while taking stock as this entire saga of the MCU comes to a close, what if we continued to just write this particular movie out of the canon entirely?

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Gemma Collins shows off INCREDIBLE two stone weight loss, as she shares a sneak peek of her new LA-based show

Looking good, Gem!

Gemma Collins

The day we’ve all been waiting for is here… Gemma Collins is getting her own TV show. And to publicise her latest venture, the TOWIE star has shared some behind-the-scenes snaps on Instagram. You can see the picture HERE.

She captioned the image of herself in a revealing LBD: ‘The new GEMMA COLLINS show coming soon to @itvbe ✌🏻 dress: @asos shoes: @dune_london  What do you want to see guys 💋 comment below’.

And fans were LOVING her style.

‘You look amazing! 💖’ wrote one on twitter. While another commented, ‘Wow Gem inspirational you look absolutely fabulous x’


READ MORE: Gemma Collins drops SHOCKING X-rated sex confession about boyfriend James Argent

The ex-TOWIE star, 38, has lost an incredible two stone this year, after throwing herself into training for Dancing On Ice.

Earlier this week, the star shared some more footage of her new LA-based show.

Recording  the crew as they set up a treadmill in front of a green screen, Gem joked: ‘So because I’m trying to lose weight at the minute everywhere I go I have my team bring a tread mill in on set…Oh yes I do. I am the queen of divas.’

Gem continued: ‘Just getting on the treadmill in sequins…this is what you do when you’re a diva guys. You have them all on hand with the treadmill to pretty much do most of it for you.’

READ MORE: Gemma Collins reveals she now has EIGHT bodyguards after being ‘mobbed’ by fans and stalker

Gemma’s new show will be a six parter, following Gem over the pond as she tries to crack America.

She recently wrote on social media: ‘I had a FANTASTIC holiday now back to work to make some FANTASTIC TELEVISION.’

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Have Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne SPLIT after just seven months?

Jacqueline has posted a cryptic message about her relationship online.

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Jacqueline Jossa and Dan Osborne have had a rocky ride to say the least, but after reconciling seven months ago, things finally seemed to be falling into place for the couple, who are parents to daughters Ella and Mia.

Dan Osborne

But it looks like the pair have hit hard times again, after Jacqueline took to Instagram in the early hours of Monday morning to post a series of cryptic messages on her story. Eeeek!


More: Jacqueline Jossa reveals having kids put strain on Dan Osbourne marriage as she opens up on cheating rumours

The posts from the 26-year-old soap queen coincided with reports that Dan was partying the night away with a mystery blonde.

I hope the press are happy. They got what they wanted. Now leave us alone,’ she wrote.

Followed by, ‘I’m taking some time out.

She then later deleted the stories and posted another message on the matter, which read, ‘I’m taking a little break from social media in general guys.’

Dan has also commented recently on the drama surrounding the pair’s relationship. ’So much b******t gets posted and printed about me.. seriously just want them to leave me alone now,’ he posted to his one million followers.

More: Jacqueline Jossa announces big family news by sharing adorable throwback snap with Dan Osborne

It’s getting too much, I can’t even hang out with friends or even work without them taking s**t about me.

Am I being targeted? Cause I swear I don’t see others getting it like I do.’

jacqueline jossa

Jacquline has previously spoken out about responding to the press on social media.

‘I’ve had moments where I’ve been like [about to respond to claims on social media] but then I’m like, “delete”!’ she admitted.

Speaking to rapper Harvey on his Team Harvey podcast, she continued, ‘It causes a conflict between the two people because I’m then going, “ugh, so frustrating, why don’t you just shut up?”

‘But you have to take the rough with the smooth. It’s all well and good to look in on the outside at a three-second picture or story [and] to have an opinion on it.’

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The Teaser for Netflix’s First Original Arabic Series Jinn Is Magic

This week, Netflix released the first teaser for their first original Arabic series Jinn. The series is a supernatural drama about a group of teenagers who unwittingly release a Jinn while visiting the lost city of Petra in Jordan. The synopsis reads, “When a girl accidentally releases a jinn in the form of a teenage boy, they learn that they’ve also unleashed an ancient darkness that threatens the world.”

Jinns, also known as djinns or genies, are supernatural creatures that originated in pre-Islamic Arab culture, before being folded in with Islamic mythology. Jinns are powerful entities that look human, and can be good or evil. Jinns have long existed in fables and folklore, and are perhaps best known to Western audiences through the Genie character in Aladdin. Jinns have also appeared in the Starz series American Gods.

The six episode first season of Jinn will be directed by Lebanese director Mir-Jean Bou Chaaya (Very Big Shot) and Jordanian screenwriter Bassel Ghandour (Oscar-nominated Theeb). Twin brothers Elan and Rajeev Dassani are executive producing and co-writing the series. The Dassanis are best known for their visual effects work, having supervised VFX on Scandal, Justified, and How to Get Away With Murder.

Jinn is an exciting new addition to the seemingly endless roster of Netflix original series. As the streaming giant expands globally, so does their international programming. Jinn is especially unique, as it is not only Netflix’s first ever original Arabic series, but also one of the first teen dramas based in that world.

Rajeev Dassani said of the series, “Creating Netflix’s first Arabic Original, and one of the first teen-focused shows ever from the Arab world, has been an unforgettable experience. We’ve had so many local teens tell us they’ve never seen themselves accurately represented on screen, and it is both our pleasure and our responsibility to bring that to them and, in doing so, showcase all that the region has to offer.”

Supernatural dramas have always been popular internationally. Genre shows account for roughly half of the most watched series worldwide, with juggernauts like Game of Thrones and The Walking Dead claiming the top spots. Other shows that have massive global fan bases include The Flash, Supernatural, Gotham, Arrow, and Stranger Things.

And it’s easy to see why. Supernatural, fantasy, and superhero shows can transcend culture in a way that comedies and dramas often can’t. All cultures have their own mythology, their own monsters, their own legends. And the common refrain of humans banding together to fight the supernatural resonate on an international level.

But while the world has been inundated with Western mythos, Americans and Europeans have not had the same exposure Eastern mythology and culture. Jinn is a terrific opportunity to explore a new culture through the always popular lens of supernatural teen drama.

Jinn premieres on June 13th, 2019.

(via Deadline, image: Netflix)

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