Extreme Alabama Law Moves Keke Palmer to Reveal She Had an Abortion: “I Was 24, in Europe, Very Far Away from Home”

The controversial Alabama abortion ban has caused a long-held national debate to intensify in recent days.

Fighting for a woman’s right to choose and to help eliminate the shame, actress Busy Philipps encouraged thousands of women, including celebrities, to take to social media to share their own abortion experiences using the hashtag #YouKnowMe.

Keke Palmer was one of the celebrities to bravely reveal that she had an abortion when she was 24 years old.

Yesterday (May 15), she tweeted:

“I was 24, in Europe, very far away from home. I was worried about my career responsibilities and afraid that I could not exist as both a career woman and mother. #YouKnowMe”

Palmer later deleted the tweet, stating Twitter is “too flat and too short to express intimate sentiments.” But the tweet’s existence was confirmed by the LA Times.

However, Palmer did adamantly express her displeasure with extreme abortion laws like in Alabama.

Earlier this week, led by 25 white men, Alabama’s Republican Senate passed a near-total abortion ban in the state. Alabama’s Republican female governor officially signed the bill into law on Wednesday, May 15th.

Via CBS News:

House Bill 314, known as the “Human Life Protection Act” prohibits abortion or attempted abortion in Alabama, except “in cases where abortion is necessary in order to prevent a serious health risk to the unborn child’s mother,” according to the bill.

It criminalizes the procedure, reclassifying abortion as a Class A felony, punishable by up to 99 years in prison for doctors. Attempted abortions will be reclassified as a Class C penalty. The legislation doesn’t make any exceptions for victims of rape or incest.

Similar near-total abortion bans have recently been passed in other states like Missouri and Georgia.

Supporters say the bills are intentionally extreme in an effort to force the Supreme Court to overturn or “revisit” the landmark 1973 decision of Roe v. Wade, which protected a woman’s right to choose to have an abortion.

Outraged by the restrictive laws, actress Busy Philipps—who has been open about her own abortion at 15—began the #YouKnowMe campaign to give names and faces to the “1 in 4” women who have had abortions and why they had to make the difficult decision.

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Former WWE Star Ashley Massaro Dead at 39

Ashley Massaro, a former WWE wrestler has died at the age of 39 years old.

The Suffolk County Medical Examiner in New York confirmed to The Blast that Massaro died Thursday (May 16), but a cause of death was not revealed, pending an investigation.

According to TMZ, Massaro was taken from her home in Suffolk County to a nearby hospital where she died early Thursday morning.

Even though officials didn’t reveal a cause of death, they did say it was being classified as “non-criminal.”

Massaro’s death is especially shocking, considering her age and the fact that she just posted on Twitter yesterday about responding to fanmail letters.

“Just answered a ton of fanmail so you guys should be receiving them soon! Love ya punx,” reads her last tweet.

Massaro is best known for winning the “WWE Diva Search” back in 2005, and she eventually became a valet for WWE Tag Team Champions Paul London and Brian Kendrick.

One of Massaro’s most famous matches was in 2007 against Melina. Later that same year, Massaro landed her very own Playboy cover.

Massaro also competed in “Survivor: China” in 2007, but was voted off the island after only six days.

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Shocking Video Shows Devilish Millennial Pushing 74-Year-Old Man Off Bus, Leading to His Death

Remember when the internet lost its absolute damn mind over that clip of Maya Angelou reading that young lady about showing elders like her respect?

Yeah, this case of 25-year-old Cadesha Bishop of Las Vegas and 74-year-old Serge Fournier is a perfect example of why so many folks in that Angelou argument agreed with her and said that this millennial generation is doomed and lacks home training.

Long story short, for reasons that remain unclear at the moment, Fournier remarked to Bishop that she shouldn’t curse at her fellow bus riders and to “be nicer to the passengers.”

What was Cadesha’s response to this advice? To shove this elderly man off of the bus.

ABC News has the details:

A 74-year-old man who was pushed off a Las Vegas public bus — allegedly by a woman he had told to “be nicer” — has died from injuries he suffered when he hit the sidewalk, and the woman has been charged with his murder.

Surveillance video released by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department this week captured the scuffle that led to Serge Fournier tumbling from the bus.

[…]

The incident occurred just before 5 p.m. on a Thursday evening in March, as the bus moved through downtown Las Vegas, according to a warrant issued for Bishop.

The video, which did not include sound, showed Fournier speaking to Bishop, then getting behind him and — as the bus stopped and the exit door opened — allegedly shoving him with both hands off the bus. Fournier, who was holding a foldable shopping cart, landed face-first on the pavement and hit his head, according to the warrant.

Fournier “was pushed with enough force that he never touched any of the steps,” the arrest warrant stated. “[He] went directly from the bus aisle platform to the concrete sidewalk. His head landed approximately eight feet from the bus doorway.”

Cadesha Bishop has been charged with murder for her vicious attack because Serge Fournier died a month later due to complications from the blunt force trauma he received when Bishop shoved him off of the bus.

Pictured: Serge Fournier (via Facebook)

You can see the surveillance footage from the bus yourself below:

Nasty, cruel Cadesha was arrested on May 6th and as of May 15th, she remained in custody on $100,000 bail at the Clark County Detention Center.

A preliminary hearing for Bishop is scheduled for May 23rd, so we might learn more about her motivations and perhaps some kind of defense for her heinous assault of a helpless elderly man.

God don’t like ugly and Cadesha is looking like one of the most hideous and grotesque trolls right now.

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Chris Brown’s Girlfriend Ammika Harris Fuels Pregnancy Rumors With “Most Beautiful Gift” Birthday Comment & Possible Baby Bump

Is Royalty about to become a big sister? The internet really seems to believe Chris Brown is expecting baby #2.

Brown’s rumored girlfriend Ammika Harris is celebrating her 26th birthday today. But yesterday, she posted an Instagram pic to honor her special day. And the “beautiful gift” she mentioned in the caption definitely added to the speculation that she’s carrying Brown’s baby.

“GETTING OLDER AND WISER EVERY YEAR. IM SO BLESSED WITH THE MOST BEAUTIFUL GIFT I COULD EVER ASKED FOR. HELLO 26!!” she wrote.

The Instagram model is wearing a white lace dress and eagle-eyed fans say they spot a baby bump. A boomerang clip she shared also shows a slight bump as she holds a huge bouquet of flowers.

Brown sparked the pregnancy rumors himself earlier this month.

“BM BAD,” he commented on one of Harris’ Instagram pictures. Though he didn’t explain what “BM” stood for, fans obviously took it to mean “baby mama.”

The couple has been dating on and off for nearly a year and has kept their relationship mostly private. We shouldn’t expect any official announcements anytime soon, but time will most definitely put an end to the rumors and speculation.

Brown has 4-year-old daughter, Royalty, with model Nia Guzman. Harris doesn’t haven’t any children (yet).

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The Cussing Pastor Thaddeus Matthews Reads K. Michelle for Filth in Memphis Restaurant & on Instagram

These new-age pastors sure as hell ain’t like the pastors that your mamas, your daddies or your memaw and pop-pop used to know.

Thaddeus Matthews, aka the Cussing Pastor, has made a name for himself on social media by telling it like it is, with no regard for using foul language despite his being a so-called man of God.

It’s probably not most folks’ brand of refreshing, healing and genuine Christianity, but hey, it’s good for a laugh on the ‘gram.

But apparently, Pastor Matthews is ready to audition for a slot on one of the Love & Hip Hop franchises because he ran into K. Michelle at a Memphis restaurant and the two cursed each other out like dogs.

The foul-mouthed back and forth was captured on a cellphone that seems like it was recorded on a Motorola Flip phone that was picked up in 2002, but you can clearly hear K. Michelle and Pastor Matthews going at it.

In the first clip, which the pastor posted on his Instagram, you hear K. Michelle ranting that the police are on their way and accusing the pastor of touching on kids and having a boyfriend.

In the video, the pastor responds to K. Michelle’s rants with a “bitch, please” but on Instagram, his caption is a devastating read.

Today I ran into the craziest bitch in the entire universe, K.Michelle. I have never met her funeral home makeup looking ass. As I entered I spoke to the owner and shook hands with some fans who were present at Regina’s Cajun Kitchen in downtown Memphis. I guess her real ugly ass is still upset over the fact in December I reported that her trifling ass had painted the walls pink of a house she was legally evicted from after missing months of paying rent on a mansion here in memphis. As I sat waiting on my 3lbs Of crab legs the owner comes over and tells me that Michelle told her if I didn’t leave she was calling the police and telling them I was stalking her, so I told her to tell her “Bitch call them” which she did 3 times. The police never arrived so after about 30 minutes her and her very feminine acting boyfriend decided to leave. At this point I laughed loudly and said, “Bitch don’t look like even the police like your zombie looking ass”. She started calling me all type of names and cussing me, Not being a novice to cussing I told her as I looked at my watch “Malnourished Bitch take you and your out of drag looking boyfriend on out of here and hurry across town before the graveyard closes. K. Michelle you got the right one I don’t give a damn about you at all, if you hadn’t acted up I would not have known who your poster child for funeral home looking ass was. This Video Was Taped By A Customer In The Restaurant

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Today I ran into the craziest bitch in the entire universe, K.Michelle. I have never met her funeral home makeup looking ass. As I entered I spoke to the owner and shook hands with some fans who were present at Regina’s Cajun Kitchen in downtown Memphis. I guess her real ugly ass is still upset over the fact in December I reported that her trifling ass had painted the walls pink of a house she was legally evicted from after missing months of paying rent on a mansion here in memphis. As I sat waiting on my 3lbs Of crab legs the owner comes over and tells me that Michelle told her if I didn’t leave she was calling the police and telling them I was stalking her, so I told her to tell her “ Bitch call them” which she did 3 times. The police never arrived so after about 30 minutes her and her very feminine acting boyfriend decided to leave. At this point I laughed loudly and said, “ Bitch don’t look like even the police like your zombie looking ass”. She started calling me all type of names and cussing me, Not being a novice to cussing I told her as I looked at my watch “Malnourished Bitch take you and your out of drag looking boyfriend on out of here and hurry across town before the graveyard closes. K. Michelle you got the right one I don’t give a damn about you at all, if you hadn’t acted up I would not have known who your poster child for funeral home looking ass was. This Video Was Taped By A Customer In The Restaurant

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In the next clip, which has slightly better video quality and is closer up on the action, you can hear and see K. Michelle much better as she accuses Thaddeus of having a boyfriend.

Thaddeus burns K. Michelle back by alleging that her boyfriend is femme.

Damn whole horse weave wearing ass was that best you could do, K. Michelle your man is more girl then you

The final icing on the cake is an IG post in which the Cussing Pastor quotes Kenya Moore of The Real Housewives of Atlanta by saying, “Don’t come for me if I don’t send for you.”

I guess we can conclude that Thaddeus is most definitely Team Twirl.

Don’t come for me if I don’t send for you, tonight on my Tv Show I will play the tape of Andrea who says that Dr. Kasdan Simms the boyfriend of K.Michelle gave her Type 1 and2 Herpes

So far, K. Michelle has NOT responded to any of the antagonisms lobbed her way by Thaddeus, so either she’s biding her time to clapback or she’s evolved and has decided going back and forth with this foul-mouthed pastor ain’t the move for her “I’m the black Taylor Swift” brand she’s trying to pivot to.

Either way, she shouldn’t play too much with Thaddeus cause he clearly pulls no punches.

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Lamar Odom Apologizes to Khloe Kardashian: “I Couldn’t Keep My D*ck in my Pants or the Coke Out of My Nose”

For those of you who thought that once a black man was freed from the clutches of the Kardashian Klan he was never looking back, think again.

In new highlights and excerpts from his upcoming book, Lamar Odom is unabashedly begging for Khloe’s forgiveness and admits that he cheated on her rampantly and abused drugs incessantly, according to People.

In his new memoir, Darkness to Light — exclusively excerpted in PEOPLE — Odom reveals the truth about his marriage to Kardashian, which was chronicled on Keeping up with the Kardashians and on their spinoff series, Khloe? and Lamar.

“I wish I could have been more of a man,” Odom, who admits that he was unfaithful to Kardashian and also hid from her his addiction to cocaine, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview. “It still bothers me to this day. But regret is something we have to learn to live with.”

[…]

“I could not handle the lethal cocktail of the spotlight, addiction, a diminishing career and infidelity,” he writes. “Oh, did I mention the paranoia, anxiety, depression. … I couldn’t keep my d— in my pants or the coke out of my nose. Drug addicts are incredibly skilled at hiding their habit. I’d get defensive and Khloe would just drop it.”

[…]

Now, Odom is drug-free, but admits he still struggles with his demons.

When it comes to Kardashian, “I hope we can be friends,” Odom says. “I miss the family. And I hope we can all be reacquainted one day.”

Good on Lamar for being honest about his substance abuse problems, but wow at him still wanting to reconnect with the Kardashian Klan.

To be honest, given what Tristan Thompson just put Khloe through, Lamar’s standing with the Kardashian/Jenner crew probably has bumped up a few points.

But if he’s looking for someone in the family to kick it with and hang out and reminisce on the good ole times, I’m fairly sure Caitlyn Jenner’s schedule is wide open.

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Mo’Nique to Black Women: We Must Allow Our Black Kings to Have Side Chicks

Mo’Nique, our problematic auntie, is back at it again. Comments the legendary comedian made about monogamy during a stand-up routine made some in the audience feel some type of way.

Vlogger Paris Milan recently went to one of Mo’Nique’s shows and shared her thoughts in a YouTube video.

Off the bat, the 25-year-old knew there was going to be a generational divide with Mo’Nique’s brand of humor. Even so, she was still taken aback by the relationship advice the Queen of Comedy shared to the women in the audience.

According Milan, the comedian was very serious when she said that black women should allow their men to have side chicks because the concept of black men being monogamous was created out of white supremacy and is an unrealistic expectation.

“I’m like, ‘What?!’” Milan said. “What she was saying, to me, was so destructive to black women.”

Milan also took issue with Mo’Nique constantly using the word “bitch” to refer to black women, while calling black men “kings” that need to be catered to, praised and honored.

“Her vulgarity towards black women was something … like she comes across as extremely male-identified to a fault,” Milan said.

“Why is that when you’re talking about black men, you’re like ‘I love my brothas … ‘y’all gotta support my brothas,’ and ‘brothas’ this and ‘love brothas’ and ‘do this for them’ and when you’re talking about black women it’s like ‘You B’s’,” Milan wondered.

Though her talent is undeniable, none of this is really new for Mo’Nique. For most (if not all) of her career, she has made such statements about black men and black women.

She has also made her views about monogamy known and is very public about having an open relationship with her husband, Sidney Hicks.

With that being said, it’s still no surprise that Mo’Nique’s controversial style of stand-up is still making audiences squirm.

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Things We Saw Today: Robert Downey Jr. Just Wants Us to Continue to Cry Forever

Robert Downey Jr is Iron Man

***Spoilers! You still haven’t seen Avengers: Endgame?***

I fully admit to not being okay about the death of Tony Stark. I’ve been in a sorrow-spiral of reading fanfiction to cope and crying over the beauty that was his character arc. So now that I’m slowly beginning to heal, I don’t need videos of Robert Downey Jr. getting wrapped for his time on Avengers: Endgame.

Taking to Instagram to share his “feelings,” Robert Downey Jr. shared the video of the entire set as he finished filming.

Short, sweet, and clearly filled with this #Feelings, Robert Downey Jr. had quite the journey as Tony Stark. To think about him never coming back to our screens as the character hurts a lot.

To be fair though, I’m obsessed with everything and anything Robert Downey Jr. as of late. Especially the fact that he wears tennis shoes that are lifted. RDJ’s lifts are everything.

May we continue to get these lovely behind-the-scenes videos to help heal our wounds left behind by Avengers: Endgame.

Here are some things we saw out there:

  • “I was 12 years old and pregnant. Alabama’s abortion ban bill would punish girls like me.” (via USA Today)
  • Make sure to check out the latest episode of Guys Who Law to hear our very own Princess Weekes talk about the ridiculous abortion laws and the legal implications of said laws. (via Apple)
  • Um, Riverdale….what? (via io9)

Did we miss anything out there? Let us know what you saw in the comments below!

(image: Marvel Entertainment)

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Please Don’t Kill Rocket Raccoon, James Gunn

Rocket Raccoon in Avengers: Infinity War

Maybe I’m in the minority, but I love Rocket Raccoon. A talking raccoon who was tortured and turned into a weapon, who is cognizant of the life he’s forced to lead because of those who created him? Sign me up!

I do have some sort of satisfaction in the fact that Rocket is the character that James Gunn has consistently talked about the most. So imagine my shock and awe when Gunn talked about Rocket’s character arc coming to an end in Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3. Suddenly, I was very terrified that I wouldn’t be seeing much more of my furry weaponized fave.

The quote is simple enough:

”When you asked me what was saddest for me when I thought it was gone—and anybody at Marvel can tell you—it’s this very strange and attached relationship to Rocket. Rocket is me, he really is, even if that sounds narcissistic. Groot is like my dog. I love Groot in a completely different way. I relate to Rocket and I feel compassion for Rocket, but I also feel like his story has not been completed. He has an arc that started in the first movie, continued into the second and goes through Infinity War and Endgame, and then I was set to really finish that arc in Guardians 3. That was a big loss to me—not being able to finish that story—though I was comforted by the fact that they were still planning to use my script.”

While I openly admit to crying over this, I do have to say that it frightens me. Sure, I’m being selfish and feeling this fear simply because I’m still crying over Avengers: Endgame, but also, what are the Guardians without Rocket Raccoon? Sure, this could just be premature, but also, what does it mean that Gunn is “comforted” by his own story for Rocket Raccoon?

There are rumors out there that Rocket Raccoon will find love in Lady Lylla, a sentient otter from the same planet as Rocket who he has worked with before, so maybe the conclusion of Rocket’s arc is just that he gets to have his happiness. However, with the track record of most of the characters who “leave” the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it doesn’t look too great for Rocket if he isn’t going to be involved any longer.

Whatever actually happens, I just beg that James Gunn lets my Rocket Raccoon live. I can’t go through more deaths.

(via Deadline, image: Marvel Entertainment)

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Michelle Rodriguez Will Return to Fast and Furious, but Only If There’s a Female Writer on the Team

Michelle Rodriguez in Fast & Furious (2009) asLeticia "Letty" Ortiz i

Michelle Rodriguez may be returning to the popular The Fast and the Furious franchise, but she has a condition first—the series needs to hire a female writer for its 9th installment.

According to Collider, the actress spoke about this issue at the Bloomberg Future of Equality Summit in London. “I felt like there was not enough of a female voice in the franchise,” Rodriguez said. “You should evolve with the times, not just pander to certain demographics that are stuck.”

This isn’t the first time that Rodriguez has talked about wanting more the female characters in the franchise. Back in 2017, she was considering another exit from the series when she published the following on her Instagram, soon after the 8th film was digitally released.

“F8 is out digitally today, I hope they decide to show some love to the women of the franchise on the next one. Or I just might have to say goodbye to a loved franchise. It’s been a good ride & Im grateful for the opportunity the fans & studio have provided over the years… One Love.”

Letty is a great character in the franchise, but she often has not been able to do much as most of the focus tends to be on Dom (Vin Diesel) and, now that Paul Walker has passed away, Dwayne Johnson’s character, Luke Hobbs, who is about to be in a spin-off movie with Jason Statham and Idris Elba titled Hobbs & Shaw (which I will admit, looks amazing).

If they can find a way to give Hobbs a role outside of the main characters, there’s no reason Letty can’t grab Ramsey (Nathalie Emmanuel) and go on their own hacking adventure being bad-ass and cool ladies. With eight going on nine movies that have plenty of really solid female characters, there is no reason for them to typically take a backseat to the men of the series.

Chris Morgan, who has written the bulk of the franchise’ movies, only co-wrote one other movie before getting the change to tackle this franchise. I think being asked to bring in a woman to write/co-write is a small ask one the franchise has been long overdue for. I’d recommend Karyn Kusama, the writer behind Girlfight, Michelle Rodriguez’s breakout role. Kusama would be an excellent choice.

Fast & Furious 9 doesn’t have a release date, but production is expected to begin this year.

(via Collider, image: Universal Pictures)

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