28-Year-Old British Rapper Killed In Car Crash Enroute To Concert

A British rapper was killed in a car crash while he was en route to a concert, police said.
The 28-year-old rapper called Cadet, whose real name is Blaine Johnson, was being driven to a gig at Keele University in Staffordshire on Saturday, CNN reported.

A statement on Cadet’s Instagram page, said: “We the family of Blaine Cameron Johnson known as Cadet (Underrated Legend) would like to share the sad news that during the early hours of February 9 he passed away as a passenger in a taxi, en route to a performance.

“Right now we the family appreciate your patience and will share with you any information as and when we can. Thanks for your support in advance.”

Police said the rapper died at the scene following a collision between the taxi and a van. source :https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/cadet-blaine-johnson-british-rapper-killed-in-car-crash-enroute-to-concert-1991186

Mavado’s son to be tried for murder

The teenage son of dancehall deejay David Brooks, more popularly known as Mavado, has been committed to stand trial for murder.

Last year, Mavado’s son was charged jointly with 23-year-old Andre Hines for the June 5, 2018 murder of Lorenzo Thomas, otherwise called ‘Israel’ or ‘Trulups’, in Cassava Piece, St Andrew. Both were charged with conspiracy to murder, arson, shooting with intent and illegal possession of firearm and ammunition.

The teenager had also been accused of giving his co-accused, Hinds, an order to behead Thomas.

Reports were that a witness statement given to the police had alleged that Mavado’s son gave the instruction.

“Memba di boss want him head,” the juvenile allegedly said to Hinds.

The statement further alleged that Hinds attempted to carry out the order but only managed to partially sever Thomas’s head.

The teenager denied the allegations when he appeared in the Corporate Area Criminal Court on Wednesday, June 27, 2018.

Attorney-at-law Bert Samuels yesterday told THE STAR that the younger Brooks last appeared in the Kingston and St Andrew Parish Court in December 2018, at which time it was recommended that the matter be sent to the Supreme Court for trial.

The teen has repeatedly been denied bail since he was picked up by the police in June 2018, and remains in custody.

“The problem with getting bail for him was that he came before the court with murder and three other charges,” Samuels explained.

In June 2018, the police had ordered Mavado to turn himself into the authorities for questioning. His son, brother and other relatives were detained at the Constant Spring lock-up in relation to the flare up of violence in the entertainer’s Cassava Piece, St Andrew, community. Mavado’s other relatives were subsequently released.

It is said that violence sparked in the community last year after Mavado was shot at following a dispute.
SOURCE : http://jamaica-star.com/article/news/20190131/mavado%E2%80%99s-son-be-tried-murder

Windies pride

Captain Jason Holder carved out a monumental and entertaining maiden double hundred while Shane Dowrich struck an unbeaten century, as West Indies dominated England and set them an improbable target of 628 runs to win the opening Test today.

The 27-year-old Holder finished on an unbeaten 202 to become the first West Indies number eight to score a double century as the hosts piled up 415 for six declared in their second innings, to completely demoralise the English on the third day of the contest at Kensington Oval.

The diminutive Dowrich chipped in with a compact 116 not out, his third Test century, an innings that ensured West Indies batted nearly 2-½ sessions without losing a wicket.

He and Holder, who came together in the final over of Thursday’s second day, put on 295 for the seventh wicket – a record-stand against England.

Left with just over an hour to navigate before the close, England reached 56 without loss with little alarm at the close, still 571 adrift of their target with two days remaining.

Rory Burns was unbeaten on 39 off 63 balls with eight fours while partner Keaton Jennings was already bunkering down for the long haul, unbeaten on 11 from 57 balls without a single boundary.

However, the day belonged to West Indies who built on their second-day supremacy to ensure there was no way back for the stunned English.

Strutting his immense talent like a colossus, Holder hardly put a foot wrong as he overtook each landmark with increasing confidence to stamp West Indies’ authority.

All told, he smashed 23 fours and eight sixes in an innings requiring just 229 balls in 4-¾ hours, to notch only the second double hundred by a West Indies captain against England.

His double hundred was the fastest by a West Indies batsman against the English and only the second by a Windies captain since the iconic Brian Lara.

Dowrich, meanwhile, faced 224 balls in 5-¾ hours and counted 11 fours and a six.

Resuming the day on seven with his side on 127 for six – 339 runs ahead – Holder quickly got into stride, reaching his half-century off 60 deliveries in just past the first hour, with a single off ineffective left-arm seamer Sam Curran.

Dowrich, picking up from his overnight 27, reached his half-century soon afterwards when he flicked Curran to the wide mid-on boundary.

He was unbeaten on 61 at lunch with Holder on 80, and they continued to frustrate England in the second session, adding a further 112 runs without any loss of a wicket.

Holder, as expected was first to triple figures, speeding to the landmark off just 99 balls in the third over after the break by lifting leg-spinner Adil Rashid over the ropes at long off.

He had cleared the long on ropes with the same bowler off the second ball after lunch before easing into the 90s with a boundary to third man off off-spinner Joe Root who bowled quite a number of leg-breaks as well.

The hundred was this third in Tests following similar feats against England in Antigua in 2015, and against Zimbabwe two years later.

Holder survived chances on 127 and 151 to reach 155 not out at tea with Dowrich on 97, and West Indies already 561 runs ahead.

Dowrich then brought up his century in the third over following the break when he cut off-spinner Moeen Ali (3-78) to the point boundary.

Any hopes of an immediate declaration perished, however, as Holder, with eyes firmly set on his double century, proceeded to manhandle the dispirited English bowlers.

He deposited luckless seamer Ben Stokes (2-81) over long on for six and then picked up another boundary to third man in the same over to move into the 170s. He smashed Ali over the ropes at long on and then to the mid-wicket boundary also in the same over, to storm into the 180s.

Holder belted bits-and-pieces part-time medium pacer Keaton Jennings over long on for his final six to get to 190 and raised his double when he bludgeoned the same bowler to the wide long boundary three-quarters of an hour after tea, triggering the declaration . Source :https://barbadostoday.bb/2019/01/25/windies-pride/

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/