(swipe 4 more) #TheGame's father, #GeorgeTaylor, died unexpectedly in his sleep Wednesday morning ... TMZ has learned.
We're told a family member found him unresponsive in his home in #AppleValley, #CA ... and alerted a neighbor who called 911. The Fire Dept. arrived at 8:30 AM this morning. He was unresponsive, and transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
We're told, at this point, It doesn't appear there's any foul play. The coroner's office has George's body now, and is investigating.
#Game rapped about his dad in the song, "#BloodyMoon," off one of his albums. The lyrics on the track go, "My father left me when I was seven, at a home / Left me but took his chrome, I looked up and blood was gone / Man, fuck it, guess in the world I'm all alone." They've had an off/on relationship since Game's been an adult. It's unclear what the status of their relationship was recently.
#George was 65. #TheSavageRoom#Savage
A security company boss has accused #KevinSpacey of racism claiming the disgraced actor refused to shake hands with his predominantly black employees while on the set of #HouseofCards.
#EarlBlue, 51, the head of #VIPProtectiveServices, was hired by #KnightTakesKingProductions to manage on-set security during season one filming of the #Netflix series in 2012.
He claims #Spacey, who played lead character #FrankUnderwood in House of Cards, refused to acknowledge the black team members and even made racial slurs.
#Blue said a group of black security guards were watching the trailer for the show when he heard the actor tell his personal security manager: 'I don't want n***ers watching my trailer.' When Blue raised concerns with set managers about Spacey, who was referred to as '#ThePowersThatBe', he was told: 'That's just the way he is; we've got to keep him happy.' And despite producers allegedly telling VIP Protective Services - who have provided security services for #HBO in the past - that they were pleased with their work, their $1.1 million contract was not renewed.
Breaking his four-year silence, dad-of-three #Earl, who plans to sue Spacey, claims the fallout resulted in his business, which employs 40 guards, losing millions of dollars in revenue.
One of his employees, supervisor #EricLyles, 47, corroborated Blue's allegations and claimed Spacey also refused to shake his hand or acknowledge him.
The pair fear dozens more will have suffered discrimination at the hands of the #Hollywood star, who has separately been accused of sexual assault by more than a dozen men.
Blue, from #Annapolis, #Maryland, is a married #Navy veteran who served for 11 years before going into security. #TheSavageRoom#Savage
(via vibe.com) (swipe 4 more) Looks like #TomiLahren still can’t catch a break.
The political pundit caught the ire of #Twitter for rapping along to #21Savage’s hit “#BankAccount.” This comes just days after she made headlines for defending #DonaldTrump’s “#shithole” comments towards predominantly black and brown countries such as #Haiti and #Africa.
The reason for this weekend’s dose of dragging is due to the fact that the 25-year-old has made a platform off of criticizing black culture and black people, yet she seems to continue to enjoy certain aspects of something she constantly belittles. “Tomi Lahren listens to 21 Savage, but if he or any other black person is murdered by police, you can be damn sure she will say they deserved it,” wrote one Twitter user, while another wrote, “Tomi Lahren rapping along to 21 Savage is the embodiment of the criticism that #Americans love black culture but hate black people.” #TheSavageRoom#Savage
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(via nydailynews.com) (swipe 4 more) A woman fatally shot in the face during a #Bronx bodega beef was remembered Tuesday by devastated family and friends for her kindness and generosity to all.
#ShaquanaButton, 33, was blasted at close range after arguing with an unidentified man inside the #GardenExpressDeli on #E149thSt. and #ConcordAve, police said.
The back-and-forth escalated outside the #MottHaven store, with the killer pulling his weapon and firing a single bullet into #Button’s face. She died at the scene. “I don’t know why anyone would do this,” said the slain woman’s best friend #ArabiaRitchie, 34. “She didn’t have (conflict) with anybody. She was a nice person.” The killer bolted from the bodega and remained on the run after the Monday night slaying. The victim was killed just days short of her 34th birthday, according to family members.
A video obtained by #WPIXTV from inside the store captured a 22-second snippet of the confrontation between the pair.
Button’s fiancee #JermaineHeadley, 31, spoke through tears about the murder of his bride-to-be and friend of 14 years. “She didn’t deserve this,” he said. “She was an amazing person. She was a bright light ... She would do anything for you, even when it was inconvenient to her.” Button doted particularly on her nieces and nephews, gleefully spoiling the small kids. #TheSavageRoom#Savage
(swipe 4 more) Congratulations 2 @kimkardashian #KimKardashian and #KanyeWest just had their third child via surrogate ... TMZ has learned.
#Kim made the announcement, saying the surrogate gave birth Monday to a healthy girl weighing 7lbs 6oz.
TMZ broke the story ... Kim and #Kanye used a surrogate because she has placenta accreta ... a life-threatening condition that created serious complications during the birth of her second child, #Saint.
The surrogate lives in the #SanDiego area ... it's unclear if she gave birth there or at #CedarsSinai in #LA. ... where the couple's other two children were born. #TheSavageRoom#Savage
(swipe 4 more) #ParisJackson posted a series of videos to her #Instagram revealing that she was robbed after offering a ride to some hitchhikers in #LosAngeles. “So, last night I picked up a couple of hitchhikers," the daughter of pop icon #MichaelJackson recounts, adding that one of the women was a little worse for wear, reports #EntertainmentTonight. According to her story, #Jackson not only gave them a ride but also stopped by a fast food restaurant to buy them dinner in addition to giving the woman a pair of her socks.
Jackson took a moment to make it clear that she wasn't telling the story to remind people that she is "such a good person," but rather to explain that her act of kindness did not go completely according to plan. Sharing her frustration, Jackson says that the woman stole her debit card.
Her Instagram story has since expired; however, a fan account saved Jackson's account of the events.
The model, who is known for her passion for charity work and activism, was understandably unhappy with the outcome. "I gave you guys a fucking ride across #LA and I do my very, very best to be the best #Uber driver ever, even though I’m not a part of Uber and you steal my shit, dude? What the fuck," concluded Jackson.
The story is left there. Hopefully, she was able to cancel the card once she realized it was stolen.
Jackson has used much of her social media presence and her platform as a celebrity to express how important it is to give back. With a desire to be a role model, she explained to #StellarMagazine that "My activism and my work, such as missions like #PuertoRico, are on the top of my life of priorities." #TheSavageRoom#Savage
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(swipe 4 more) Is #AzizAnsari guilty of assault or of being just a really bad date?
That's the debate currently raging in the wake of the "#MasterofNone" star responding to an allegation of sexual assault by a woman he went out on a date with last fall.
There are two sides that are drawing supporters.
Some are saying the allegations against #Ansari assault weakens the #MeToo movement.
The other side: This is the kind of conduct that has given rise to movements like #MeToo and #TimesUp and that just because it happens a lot doesn't make it right.
The story has all of the ingredients of one that begs controversy: sexual politics and power, and comes at a time when #Hollywood and the culture is grappling with the treatment of women.
In a 3000-word story published on Saturday by the website #Babe, a 23-year-old photographer, who shared her account anonymously (the publication used the name "#Grace" to identify her), described a date with Ansari in which she alleged he pressured her to have sex.
According to the woman, she was repeatedly "pressured" by Ansari to have intercourse, which they didn't, and to perform oral sex, which she says they did.
The woman told Babe she used verbal and non-verbal cues to communicate she was "distressed." Following the encounter, Ansari arranged for an #Uber to pick her up, she said. "I cried the whole ride home. At that point I felt violated," she said, telling Babe she felt her experience with Ansari amounted to sexual assault.
CNN does not know the identity of the woman.
Ansari released a statement saying he went on a date with the woman and engaged in sexual activity "which by all indications was completely consensual." "The next day, I got a text from her saying that although 'it may have seemed okay,' upon further reflection, she felt uncomfortable," Ansari wrote in a statement obtained by CNN on Sunday. "It was true that everything did seem okay to me, so when I heard that it was not the case for her, I was surprised and concerned." #TheSavageRoom#Savage