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SMH: Dad Files $1M Lawsuit Against School After Student AND Employee Cut Biracial Daughter’s Hair

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SMH: Dad Files $1M Lawsuit Against School After Student AND Employee Cut Biracial Daughter’s Hair

A father in Michigan is taking legal action after his 7-year-old daughter’s hair was cut by a school employee without his permission.

The father, Jimmy Hoffmeyer, filed a $1 million lawsuit against Mount Pleasant Public Schools, a librarian, and a teacher’s assistant on Tuesday, according to reports from MLive.com. In the lawsuit, he alleges racial discrimination, ethnic intimidation, and that his daughter’s constitutional rights were violated.

Hoffmeyer previously told USA Today that his biracial daughter, Jurnee, had to get an asymmetrical hairstyle after a classmate cut one side of her hair by a few inches. Just a few days later, his daughter returned home with the other side of her hair cut, Hoffmeyer explained, adding that he later learned an employee of the school was the one responsible.

Not that we really need to clarify, but, unsurprisingly, both the student and employee who cut Jurnee’s hair are white, according to the Associated Press.

“The Defendants failed to properly train, monitor, direct, discipline, and supervise their employees, and knew or should have known that the employees would engage in the complained of behavior given the improper training, customs, procedures, and policies, and the lack of discipline that existed for employees,” the lawsuit alleges.

In a previous statement by the school, they said that Jurnee “grew unhappy and dissatisfied with the way her hair looked after the other student cut it and asked a school library employee to help fix her hair during a classroom visit to the library.” According to the school, Jurnee’s teacher was also made aware of the situation.

The statement continued, “Regardless of their good intentions, these actions are unacceptable and show a lack of judgement on the part of our two employees. Both employees have admitted their actions and apologized.”

In July, following a third-party investigation, the school said the employee who cut Jurnee’s hair “will be placed on a ‘last chance’ agreement during which time any future violations will likely result in termination.” The school also said the investigation found no evidence of racial bias…..so…..yeah.

Following Hoffmeyer filing a lawsuit, the school district released a statement saying they are “confident that the facts will prevail.”

“We will aggressively defend against these baseless allegations in court and will not allow this to distract us from our mission to provide every child a world-class education that prepares them for college and careers,” read a statement from Mount Pleasant Public Schools Board of Education president Amy Bond, per the AP.

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Kumail Nanjiani’s Buff Transformation: Photos Of The Marvel Star Getting Ripped For ‘Eternals’ Role

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Through the years, Kumail Nanjiani has gone from a fan-favorite comedian and hilarious actor to an A-list star, earning roles in major motion pictures, including his Marvel debut in ‘Eternals.’

Tons of actors go through rigorous workout routines when they take on roles as superheroes, and Kumail Nanjiani is no exception! The 43-year-old Pakistani-American actor will make his Marvel Cinematic Universe debut on November 5, when Eternals hits theaters nationwide, but the actor’s muscular gains have been in the making for a few years now! The actor has gone from lovable comedian to a total hunk in a matter of years!

Kumail performing stand-up comedy earlier in his career. (Mediapunch/Shutterstock)

Kumail began his acting career in 2008 with a bit part in an episode of Saturday Night Live, where he played an Indian reporter, and he continued to get cast in a variety of TV shows and movies. His first big breakout role was in 2014’s Silicon Valley, where he played the programmer Dinesh Chugtai. While he rose to fame mostly for comedic roles, he also received much critical-acclaim when he co-wrote the screenplay for the rom-com The Big Sick with his wife Emily V. Gordon, 42. The Big Sick earned Kuamil and his wife an Oscar nomination for Best Screenplay in 2018.

While Kumail was always a good looking comic and actor, he debuted his six-pack and Chris Pratt–like transformation for the MCU in 2019, when he took to his Instagram to show-off his muscular new physique. The Stuber star joked about showing off his new body at the time. “I never thought I’d be one of those people who would post a thirsty shirtless, but I’ve worked way too hard for way too long so here we are,” he wrote in the caption.

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Kumail looked great in the first stills from ‘Eternals.’ (Walt Disney Co./Courtesy Everett Collection)

When debuting his new look, Kumail praised the team that helped him completely change his look. “I found out a year ago I was going to be in Marvel’s Eternals and decided I wanted to transform how I looked. I would not have been able to do this if I didn’t have a full year with the best trainers and nutritionists paid for by the biggest studio in the world,” he wrote. With the first stills of the movie, Kumail still looks like he’s in totally great shape and showed off his character Kingo’s silver and purple superhero outfit!

 

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James Kennedy Offers Update on Max, Shades Lala for Meddling With Scheana’s Relationship as Raquel Slams Katie

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James Kennedy Offers Update on Max After Fight on Pump Rules, Shades Lala for Meddling With Scheana's Relationship and Slams Katie

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James Kennedy appeared on Tuesday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live with fiancee Raquel Leviss and during the appearance, he offered an update on his friendship with Max Todd.

After Raquel was seen presenting a peace offering to Max on James’ behalf during the latest episode of Vanderpump Rules, James revealed where the two of them stand today while also shading Lala Kent for meddling in the relationship of Scheana Shay and her fiancé Brock Davies.

“What is the current status of your friendship with Max and why are you always getting into the most stupid fights over food?” a fan asked, via webcam, on the October 19 episode of WWHL.

“Max and I, we’re on great terms. [I] wish we could hang out more but he’s just been so busy and I’ve been so busy but we are on good terms and I just get myself into these sticky situations sometimes and I gotta learn,” James replied, also confirming that Max “loved” his gift.

Then when Andy Cohen asked, “Do you agree with Lala that Scheana’s ignoring big red flags with Brock or do you have faith in Scheana’s judgment?,” James admitted to feeling that Lala should butt out of the relationships of other Pump Rules cast members.

“I’ve got faith in Scheana’s judgment and I don’t think Lala should be sticking her nose in everyone’s relationship business,” he told the host.

Also during the show, Raquel reacted to a question from Andy about Sandoval’s ongoing tension with Katie, who is determined to be involved with their new bar.

“Does Sandoval need to be more accepting of Katie’s potential role in the business or should she butt out?” Andy wondered.

“Do you want my honest answer? I think that she should butt out. It’s Tom Sandoval and Tom Schwartz’s business and I feel like she’s kind of bored with her life and she wants to insert herself,” Raquel replied.

Vanderpump Rules season nine airs Tuesday at 9/8c on Bravo.

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Rumor Control: Saweetie Curves Coupled Up Conclusions After Sitting Courtside By This Compton Rapper

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Rumor Control: Saweetie Curves Coupled Up Conclusions After Sitting Courtside By This Compton Rapper

Y’all are so stressful.

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Friday Saweetie stepped out to enjoy some sports. Specifically, the Los Angeles Lakers game against the Phoenix Suns. Sharp eyed fans spotted the Bay Area beauty sitting beside none other than rapper Roddy Ricch and folks were off to the races speculating the pair might be dating.

Y’all… There are only so many prime seats in the arena. Celebs coincidentally end up sitting next to one another all the time, right?!

People were quick to assume otherwise though if these tweets are any indication.

It didn’t take long for Saweetie to address the speculation. She took to Twitter Saturday night saying, “So avoid sitting next to men in public places otherwise the world assumes y’all are dating … got it.”

Well there goes that. We want to see our Icy Girl happy and being loved on so we don’t blame folks for being ready for her to start exploring her options.

Fans will recall Saweetie dated Quavo for two years before going solo from the Migos rapper in March 2021.

Okay so maybe there’s no Westside connection with Roddy Ricch, but who do you think could be a good match for Saweetie?

We’d love to see her dating an A-list actor or maybe a millionaire entrepreneur!

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