Wendy Williams’ tragic real-life story

Wendy Williams has spent the majority of her career chatting about the latest happenings in the entertainment world and beyond. After garnering attention on her highly successful radio show on WBLS-FM, she made the transition to become one of the most popular television hosts. On any given day, viewers of The Wendy Williams Show can digest all of the hot tea she pours, in addition to exclusive celebrity interviews from the brave stars who dare to enter her television studio. With all of the focus placed on the famous people she loves to rip into, many of her fans are unaware of the sadness that surrounds the talk show maven’s private life. 

Through the years, she has spilled tidbits of information about those trying times, which included her heartbreaking fertility struggles and a rough childhood where she was incessantly taunted by family members.

Behind the big attitude and the even bigger wigs stands a woman who has been through more trials and tribulations than one could ever imagine. This is the tragic real-life story of Wendy Williams.

As a shock jock and one of the queens of daytime television, Williams has had the nation eating out of the palm of her hand, chomping at the bit in anticipation of all of her juicy gossip. She lights up whenever the cameras turn on, and she rarely misses a day of work. But, sadly, she wasn’t always living the dream. “My life before 21 sucked,” she told People magazine. 

As a young girl, she dealt with body image issues while she was at school, and things didn’t get any better when she was at home, either. She told ABC that her parents would “fat shame” her, while telling People that she went on her first diet when she was in the first grade. “Tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side. Weight was a big thing for me to overcome.”

She finally grew to accept and love her body, and her relationship with her parents, including her mom, Shirley (pictured), did a complete 180. With the turmoil behind them, her parents are now her biggest fans.SOURCE :https://www.nickiswift.com/130204/wendy-williams-tragic-real-life-story/sl/

R. Kelly plans to ‘sue everyone’ involved in new documentary

R. Kelly has responded to the recent Surviving R. Kelly documentary, revealing he hasn’t viewed it, but is disgusted by its claims.

Premiering late last week, Lifetime’s Surviving R. Kelly is an in-depth look at the accusations made against the controversial artist, including such claims that he has had sex with underage girls, has physically abused numerous women, and even ran a “sex cult” from his Chicago home.

While the documentary has broken viewership records for the US network, it’s also had a rather unfortunate side-effect, with Kelly’s music receiving a 16% surge on streaming service Spotify.

Despite the fact that R. Kelly threatened to file a federal lawsuit against Lifetime if the documentary went to air, its premiere appears to have rattled the artist, who is reportedly furious at the series.

As TMZ reports, close sources with R. Kelly have explained that he is “disgusted” by the documentary, claiming it’s a “vendetta” made against him by his detractors.

Despite the fact that R. Kelly has reportedly not watched any part of the documentary series, he apparently states that he doesn’t know half of the people interviewed in the program, while others oppose him for personal and professional reasons.

The sources also claim that producers refused to interview people who wanted to defend R. Kelly. As a result, the artist is again planning to go to court, with a source claiming “he’s going to sue everybody who had anything to do with this.”

Just yesterday, footage of an interview included in the Surviving R. Kelly documentary was released, with Chance The Rapper explaining his decision to make music with the controversial artist was “a mistake”.

“Making a song with R. Kelly was a mistake,” Chance explained in an interview with Cassius‘ Jamilah Lemieux. “At the time, it wasn’t even present in my mind that people could feel any type of way about his presence on a track of mine.”

“I think for a long time I was only able to understand R. Kelly’s situation and presence in the world when it comes down to his trial and his accusations and his accusers as a victim. I don’t know if that’s because I’m from Chicago or ‘cause he made great music or ‘cause he is a black man.” SOURCE : https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/r-kelly-plans-sue-everyone-new-documentary/

Sterling shows now is the time to stand up and be counted’

RAHEEM STERLING is the Man of the Year. If you have been following his comments about the British media and how it feeds racism against us you’ll know why it wasn’t such a difficult decision. At the age of 24 (just turned) he has taken on the might of the British establishment on his own and got it licked simply, morally and intellectually. You have to wonder why other black footballers are not following his lead and, not only coming out and supporting him strongly, but also getting up and standing up for their rights too.
Let’s not forget that Raheem’s also the most gifted footballer of his generation. The £300,000 PLUS he earns a week means nothing to me but for the youngers coming up, they must look at that and think, “Rah, racism or no racism, it is possible for any of us to be the best paid employees in our chosen professions, as long as we work hard for it like Raheem”.
And, boy, look how hard he has worked for it. The 24-year-old has started to make Messi and Ronaldo (bless ’em) look like senior citizens. And while England relies on Harry Kane for goals, it depends on the Man of the Year (and Etihad player of the month for November), to dribble rings around everybody else standing between Kane and the ball.
Cast your mind back to the World Cup in Russia in the summer and you’ll see how Raheem pretty much carried a relatively average England team to the semi-finals of the tournament. But he barely got praise for it. If England had beaten Croatia in that World Cup semi-final, I would like to have seen anybody give that Ballon d’Or to Luka Modric instead of Raheem.
Instead of praise, Raheem suffered the opprobrium of the media ahead of the tournament for a simple tattoo that ran vertically down his leg of a semi-automatic rifle pointing at his boots. In explanation we were told that he was sending out a message to all the yutes out there, particularly the yutes that look like him, that they too can substitute their feet for a weapon. It made complete sense to me. Especially as he, on a daily basis, probably lives with the trauma of having lost his own father to gun crime. But the press was not having it. It was determined to have another pop at English football’s boy wonder with its spin on the story, which suggested that at the very least it was inadvisable of Raheem to have such a tattoo given the levels of gun crime and knife crime among our yutes and, at worst, that he was propagating the violence with a tattoo that was actually some sort of coded gang message – bad bwoy stylee.

Raheem is made of strong stuff though. If you’ve followed his career from the age of 17 as a first team player at Liverpool of all places, you will know that. I remember how he became the darling of the Kop at Anfield and was so well known in the city he could not sneak into a single bar there because he was underage and everybody knew it.
In those days he was sporting dreadlocks and I hoped that the hair wasn’t just a fashion thing, but that it signified what it once upon a time signified – a certain consciousness. You cannot tell nowadays, with every other black footballer sporting locks like it’s going out of fashion, whether they are in the least bit aware or interested that it’s not just a style. There is power in dem there locks (as long as you keep ’em away from “de-lie-lah”). Raheem does not need locks to show his “consciousness” however. And he’s become even more militant as a baalhead.
In fact, Raheem Sterling has become one of the most conscious or, if you prefer “woke” black celebrities in the country. (As you can tell I’m really proud of him and how he has represented for us all.) Just look at the way he has dealt with the issue of the racism he endured from the usual morons at Stamford Bridge as Chelsea beat Manchester City in the Premier League on Saturday December 8, which also happened to be his 24th birthday.
Instead of ranting and raving – as some sections of the press would love – he elevated the conversation about the abuse black players suffer from so-called football supporters by stating that the media have to take some part, if not a large part, of the blame. He argued that the way the media portrays young black men in general fuels a lot of the racism he and every black player faces from the terraces. That statement has resounded so much that you wonder why no other black footballers have pointed out the obvious so blatantly.
Sterling points out, for example, the stories of two of his football colleagues – one black and one white – and the way they were individually treated when they used their earnings to buy a home for their mums. Whereas the white footballer was seen as having done something noble, the black player was ridiculed.
That is how racism works. That is what gives permission to yobs on the terraces to throw banana skins at black footballers. There is no point in Lord Herman Ouseley trying to kick it (racism) out of football unless he takes the media to task. And until we have the power to hold the media responsible, we cannot hope to change the negative narratives that are told about our lives every day.
Until the media stops demonising us in all its subtle ways, we will struggle as a community to build our businesses, to succeed in schools, to bring up our families and to seize the time of our lives. It doesn’t mean we cannot succeed unless the press amends its pernicious bias, simply that we will struggle as they have such power. But they are not more powerful than our superstars like Raheem Sterling combined. That is why now is the time to stand up and be counted. That is why Raheem Sterling is the Man of the Year. He has shown the way at the age of just 24-and-two-days. SOURCE :http://www.voice-online.co.uk/article/sterling-shows-now-time-stand-and-be-counted

Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton released from US prison

Jamaican dance hall reggae star Buju Banton is free after serving seven years of a 10-year sentence in U.S. federal prison on drug charges.

Banton, whose real name is Mark Anthony Myrie, was convicted in a federal courtroom in Florida in 2011.
Prison officials told the Tampa Bay Times that Banton was freed Friday from Georgia’s private McMcRae Correctional Institute.
At trial in Tampa in 2011, federal prosecutors showed the jury audio and video recordings of Banton that they said proved he was involved in a deal to buy 11 pounds (nearly five kilograms) of cocaine for US$135,000.
A Drug Enforcement Administration informant provided evidence of the musician brokering a cocaine deal in Florida.
Banton was found guilty of illegal possession of a firearm and conspiracy to possess cocaine with intent to distribute.
The Champion musician was originally sentenced to 10 years in jail but a judge dismissed the gun charge and reduced his time by two years.
Footage surfaced on social media which showed Banton arriving home in Jamaica shortly after his release from prison.
Diddy shared the footage on his Instagram page. “Today is a glorious day,” he wrote on Instagram. “Buju is free. Let’s go! King sh*t. True greatness.”

The Jamaica Observer also reported that crowds gathered at the airport to await Banton’s arrival.
According to CNN, Banton headed straight to the recording studio soon after arriving in Jamaica.
Banton was reared in Kingston and rose to prominence as a reggae and dancehall artist in the 1990s.
SOURCE : https://globalnews.ca/news/4746756/buju-banton-free-from-prison/