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Hundreds Protest Vaccine Mandates in NYC After 3 Texas Women Detained for Not Showing Proof of Vaccine

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Hundreds of protesters stormed Times Square in New York City to protest the arrests of three Texas women who fought with a hostess over their vaccine status.

Hundreds of maskless New Yorkers flooded Times Square to demonstrate against vaccine mandates.

Many carried signs comparing the vaccine programs to genocide. One woman carried a sign comparing vaccination to the murders of Jews in Nazi Germany.

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Others carried the American flag and signage that read “We are NOT your lab rats”, “Walk by Faith, Not by Fear” and “Freedom Over Fear.”
 
READ ALSO: Women attack restaurant hostess after she asks for proof of Covid-19 vaccine
 
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an order forcing restaurants to follow vaccine mandates.

A recent investigation found that 11 out of 14 NYC restaurants were not enforcing the mandates.

But a hostess at Carmine’s on the Upper West Side stopped the Texas women and demanded their vaccination cards last week.

After the women showed their cards, two males who were with the women said they left their cards behind at the hotel.

That’s when the brawl erupted between the women and the 24-year-old Asian hostess.

The attorney representing the three Texas women says they were racially profiled.

“This hostess clearly has some anger management issues and unfortunately her aggression and her violence led to something that three Black women are being punished for,” Texas civil rights lawyer Justin Moore told the NY Daily News.

A lawyer for Carmine’s vigorously denied the Texas womens’ accusations.

“Any claim that they were racially profiled is a complete fabrication, disingenuous, and outright irresponsible,” said attorney Carolyn Richmond.

Another protest is planned by Black Lives Matter outside the restaurant on Monday, Sept. 20.

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Saoirse Ronan Spotted On Rare Stroll with Boyfriend Jack Lowden — Photos

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The ‘Lady Bird’ star took a relaxing Sunday walk with her boyfriend in London, where both of the actors looked very appropriately dressed for fall.

Autumn is in the air! Saoirse Ronan, 27, and her boyfriend Jack Lowden, 31, were seen out and about on Sunday October 10, taking a walk in London. The pair looked like they were dressed for a crisp fall afternoon in snug jackets and pants, while they had a conversation on the stroll. The four-time Academy Award nominated actress looked stunning a black coat over a black-and-white striped shirt with a dark green scarf with a pair of white sneakers. She had her gorgeous blonde hair tied in a ponytail.

Saoirse and Jack went for a Sunday walk in London. (NASH / BACKGRID)

Both the actors accessorized with sunglasses while out for the walk. While Saoirse walked with her hands in her pockets, Jack sported a brown jacket and black pants with a pair of black sneakers. The pair looked like they were deep in conversation, as they walked in the road.

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Both the actors were bundled up for chilly weather. (NASH / BACKGRID)

Saoirse and Jack have been romantically linked since 2018, when the two starred in the historical drama Mary Queen Of Scotts, via Page Six. Back in July, the pair hilariously recreated a scene from the movie Braveheart to cheer on the Scottish national soccer team in the UEFA European Championship, which Jack shared on his Instagram.

The Little Women star has plenty of exciting projects on the docket that fans can look forward to. She’s starring in Wes Anderson’s latest flick The French Dispatch, which will be released on October 22. The movie co-stars other A-list actors like Timothée Chalamet, Owen Wilson, and Léa Seydoux. She’s also expected to star in the upcoming murder mystery film See How They Fall with Sam Rockwell, which is expected to be released in 2022. Other than movies, she’s also starring as Lady Macbeth in the iconic Shakespeare play Macbeth at London’s Almeida Theatre as part of her U.K. stage debut. The play opened up on October 2, and it will run until November 20.

 

 

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RHOC: Shannon Beador Dismisses Lawsuit Against Facebook After Claiming Diet Pill Company Used Her Image

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Shannon Beador has dropped her case against Facebook.

Months after the Real Housewives of Orange County cast member filed a civil lawsuit against the social media platform, claiming a diet pill company illegally used her name and face to sell their products on Facebook and Instagram, she’s dismissed the case “without prejudice.”

According to court documents obtained by Radar Online on October 8, the 57-year-old informed the court she is throwing out her allegations against Facebook. However, because she did so “without prejudice,” she has allowed the door to remain open on a potential future refiling.

As the outlet explained, Shannon filed her case in July but never actually served Facebook with the lawsuit, which also claimed that more than 15 third party companies had acted as if she was an endorser of their weight loss products.

“In doing so causing loss of goodwill and reputation to Plaintiff thus damaging her career and endorsement opportunities,” she alleged in court documents.

At the time of her filing, the longtime RHOC cast member was seeking to block Facebook from posting any further ads and requesting an unspecified amount in damages. However, because she never served the company, they did not respond to the suit. And now, the case is officially closed.

In recent years, Shannon has been involved with her fair share of court drama. As RHOC fans will likely recall, she and Tamra Judge were sued by Alexis Bellino‘s ex-husband Jim Bellino, who claimed the former friends defamed him during an appearance on Heather McDonald‘s podcast.

Ultimately, after Shannon denied wrongdoing, a judge sided with her and ordered Jim to pay her $137k for attorney fees.

Shannon was also involved in a court battle with ex-husband David Beador, who attempted to ban their daughters from filming season 16 of the Bravo reality series, claiming he feared they would drag him and his new wife, Lesley Beador, into the drama of the show.

Shannon and David have since reached a agreement that allowed the girls to appear.

The Real Housewives of Orange County season 16 began filming in July with returning cast member Heather Dubrow and is expected to premiere on Bravo sometime late this year or early next year.

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So Sad: Minnesota Police Arrest Three People In Bar Shooting That Killed 1 & Injured 14

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Police arrest three people in a St. Paul bar shooting that killed one and injured 14 others.

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Tragedy has striken Minnesota once again, this time, in St. Paul as police were called to respond to a shooting at a crowded bar early Sunday morning. When police arrived, they found 14 people injured and 1 person dead at the scene.

The one person who died in the shooting was Marquisha Wiley, a 27-year-old vet technician. Her family described her as having the biggest heart and being an absolute sweetheart. St. Paul Police Chief Todd Axtell reported three suspects who were taken into custody and the suspects are currently in the hospital being treated for injuries.

“My heart breaks for the woman who was killed, her loved ones and everyone else who was in that bar this morning,” Saint Paul Chief of Police Todd Axtell said in a Sunday statement. “In an instant, they found themselves caught in a hellish situation. I want them to know that we have the best investigators in the country, and we won’t stop until we find the people responsible for this madness. We will do our part to hold them accountable.”

The St. Paul Police Department’s homicide unit, along with patrol officers, and the forensics services unit are investigating the situation. The motive for the shooting is still unclear, but police have revealed multiple shooters were involved.

St. Paul is reportedly spending upwards of $1 million in police overtime to patrol West 7th Street, and training one of the largest academy classes in department history to combat crime in the area. You can watch the press conference following the shooting below.

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Kelly Clarkson Feeling ‘Thrilled’ After Win Over Montana Ranch In Brandon Blackstock Divorce

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After Kelly Clarkson secured a huge legal win during her ongoing divorce with Brandon Blackstock, we’ve EXCLUSIVELY learned why she’s ecstatic that she gets to keep the ranch in Montana.

Kelly Clarkson kicked off October with some good news. A judge ruled that the “Broken & Beautiful” singer will maintain full legal ownership of her ranch in Montana. Her ex, Brandon Blackstock, argued that the property should be split 50/50, but a judge said no. Kelly, 39, is “feeling thrilled after her big win,” a source close to the singer tells HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY, but don’t get it twisted. Just because she keeps full ownership, she will not move to “Big Sky Country” anytime soon.

Kelly and Brandon’s kids – River, 7, and Remington, 5 — go to school in the LA area, and all of their friends are in California, the insider tells HollywoodLife. Meaning Kelly “doesn’t have any immediate plans to uproot their lives and make the permanent move to Montana.” Plus, Kelly’s daytime talk show – The Kelly Clarkson Show – is taped in Hollywood, and the insider pointed out that “it just wouldn’t make sense [for Kelly] to relocate.” So, why exactly is Kelly ecstatic that she gets to keep the ranch?

Kelly Clarkson at the 6th Annual Hollywood Beauty Awards(Willy Sanjuan/Invision/AP/Shutterstock)

Simple. She loves it. “She adores that ranch because it’s such a beautiful location,” one that the insider adds is “nestled in nature.” Kelly and Brandon, 44, took the family to the ranch during the start of the COVID-19 outbreak, and she famously shot her show from the Montana ranch during the pandemic lockdown. Brandon is currently living on the ranch, and he claimed the home was “marital property,” meaning that it should have been split 50/50. A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court ruled that the residence falls within their prenup since Kelly purchased the property with her own money.

The ranch isn’t Kelly’s only real estate. She also has a mansion in Encino that she put on the market in May 2020, weeks before filing for divorce after seven years of marriage with Brandon. In late June 2021, she sold a seven-bedroom mansion in Nashville, Tennessee, for $6.3 million, according to USA Today. As for the fate of the Montana ranch? “Although she loves that location, no final decision as to what she’s doing with it has been decided yet,” the source tells HollywoodLife.

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Kelly won primary custody of her children in November 2020. “She was awarded primary custody and cherishes the amount of time she gets to spend with River and Remy,” an insider told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY at the time. “They’re her world, and nothing comes before her kids.” Brandon, at the time, was also seeking $436,000 a month in spousal and child support, but in July 2021, a judge ordered that she was to temporarily pay him around $200k a month “until a final settlement is worked out.”

 

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UPDATE: Black Realtor And Black Client File Federal Lawsuit After Being Handcuffed By Police During House Showing

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Don’t nothin’ get straightened but straightening…

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We were hoping that this story would stay in the news with an update because someone absolutely needs to be held accountable for the indignity and injustice that these men were served.

Back in August, BOSSIP reported on a Black real estate agent, his Black client, and the client’s Black son were all placed in handcuffs during a tour of the home. A nosy neighbor with not much common sense called 911 because they believed that a person who was previously arrested for trespassing had returned to the property. Why they assumed that these gentlemen were this alleged perpetrator, one can only guess. However, this police-described “unfortunate misunderstanding” damn sure isn’t going to go away quietly into the night.

According to a report in USAToday, the three men have filed a federal lawsuit against the city of Wyoming, Michigan, the chief of police, and the SIX officers who came on the scene with guns drawn as if they were about to take down Tony Montana in Scarface. They are seeking restitution for the violation of their civil rights.

“I thought, ‘We’re going to get shot. This is going to go really bad, really fast,’” Brown previously told USA TODAY.

“I prepared myself to get shot or killed,” Thorne said. “I can’t get it out of my head. I keep replaying that walk down the stairs.”

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Sami Sheen, 17, Looks Like Mom Denise Richards In New Pics After Charlie Sheen Custody Drama

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Sami Sheen looked exactly like her mom, Denise Richards, in a slew of gorgeous new photos she posted to Instagram.

Sami Sheen, 17, looked beautiful when she posted a slew of gorgeous photos to Instagram with the caption, “clairvoyant.” In the photos, Sami rocked a cut-up sheer fishnet black long-sleeve crop top on top of a V-neck lace bralette. She styled the crop top with a pair of high-waisted black pants and a long cardigan draped over her shoulders.

As for her glam, she kept her platinum blonde hair down and straight and added a bright red matte lip. Thick black cat eyeliner and long black acrylic nails completed her look.

We couldn’t but notice how much Sami looked like her mother, Denise Richards, in the photos. Sami has been on a roll lately when it comes to posting gorgeous selfies to Instagram and just the other day she showed off her glam in a slew of mirror photos.

In the pictures, Sami rocked an oversized gray hoodie with a white beanie underneath and dramatic makeup. She rocked a super thick cat-eye and a bright red lip, adding large diamond dangling earrings.

Denise Richards with her two daughters, Sami & Lola. (Eric Charbonneau/Shutterstock)

Sami’s photos come on the heels of the court’s decision that her father, Charlie Sheen, no longer has to pay child support for his two daughters that he shares with Denise – Sami and Lola, 16, ever since Sami moved in with Denise.

According to the court documents obtained by HollywoodLife, the document reads, “The Court sets the Respondent’s child support obligation and arrearages to the Petitioner for the minor children Sam Sheen and Lola Sheen to $0 (zero dollars) per month commencing from August 1, 2018.”

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Nicki Minaj “Came Hard” for Candiace at RHOP Reunion and Had “Epic Moment” as Mia Reacts

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Nicki Minaj "Came Hard" for Candiace Dillard During "Epic Moment" at RHOP Reunion After Shocking Cast With Appearance, See How Mia Thornton Reacted

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Nicki Minaj reportedly targeted Candiace Dillard-Bassett as she helped Andy Cohen host the Real Housewives of Potomac season six reunion last week.

According to a new report, the rapper, who shocked the cast when she showed up to film a segment of the upcoming special,  didn’t hold back when it came to her criticism of Candiace. And, after the episodes were taped, Mia Thornton, who feuded with Candiace throughout season six, reacted to the women’s alleged encounter on Instagram.

“She came hard for Candiace [Dillard] and read her,” a source close to production revealed to Hollywood Life on October 10. “It was an epic moment.”

Although Nicki had shared her thoughts on the sixth season of RHOP on a number of occasions earlier this year, and actually spoke of potentially hosting the reunion, no one on the cast was informed of her appearance at the taping in advance.

“Nicki showed up around 9:15 p.m. and none of the ladies knew she was there,” the source stated. “They were so shocked when she walked out. They knew it was a possibility but her appearance was saved for the very end as a total surprise.”

During the appearance, Nicki reportedly asked the cast questions she got from her online audience.

“She asked the ladies [three] or [fpir] questions that were sent to her from The Barbz into her DMs off social media,” the insider explained.

Following the sharing of the report, Mia shared a screenshot of the article on her Instagram Stories, along with her reaction.

“Welp,” she wrote, seemingly confirming she was satisfied.

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In August, after Nicki seemingly threw shade at Candiace’s song, “Drive Back,” by asking, “What’s dat?,” the musician admitted to having some questions for Candiace.

“[At the] reunion ima have to get into some thangz wit sissy. Cuz chiiiile,” she wrote on Instagram.

Following the comment, Candiace spoke to Entertainment Tonight, saying, “I did not take what she said about my song as shade,” and making it clear that she was unwilling to rehash her physical encounter with Monique Samuels with Nicki.

“She said, ‘Oh, it’s a nice song, but we have things to talk about at the reunion.’ And I was like, ‘OK girl, bye. Get on this track, and then let’s go home. I ain’t talking to you about nothing that happened in season 5.’”

The Real Housewives of Potomac season six airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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Why Britney Spears’ Custody Of 2 Sons Won’t Change, Kevin Federline’s Lawyer Asserts

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The custody agreement Britney Spears has in place with her ex-husband, Kevin Federline, is not expected to change if and when her conservatorship is finally dissolved. Here’s why.

A lot will change for Britney Spears should her controversial conservatorship be dissolved at her next court hearing, which is set for November 12. But something that likely won’t change for the 39-year-old singer is the custody agreement she and ex Kevin Federline have established for their two sons, so says Kevin’s attorney, Mark Vincent Kaplan. Mark told TMZ that the exes’ children, Sean Preston Federline, 16, and Jayden James Federline, 15, “get a lot of say in court” about the custody agreement since they’re close to becoming legal adults, and due to the fact that the parenting situation has been working just fine for the boys, it’s very unlikely they’d seek to change anything even if their pop star mother is freed of her conservatorship.

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Per TMZ, Sean and Jayden live full-time with their father, but they get to see Britney whenever both parties agree to it. The custody agreement has been in place within the rules of Brit’s conservatorship, which was enacted back in 2008 — when both her boys were younger than 3 years old — after the singer suffered a very public nervous breakdown. However, Brit recently got her dad Jamie Spears suspended as conservator of her estate and replaced with John Zabel, a certified public accountant. The next court hearing has been set to consider terminating the conservatorship entirely.

Amidst Brit’s public fight to end her conservatorship, her sons have kept quite a low profile. But on October 5, the siblings popped up on social media and looked so grown up as they posed for photos shared by Kevin’s friend, CEO of Movision Entertainment, Eddie Morales. Sean and Jayden had big smiles on their faces in the pics, and they both dressed in skater-style outfits while allowing their shaggy hair to flow free.

Britney has obviously been in the spotlight since she was a young girl, but she’s always been dedicated to keeping her kids’ lives private. The “Stronger” crooner only shares photos of her sons here and there, with the most recent post about the boys coming after Preston and Jayden’s birthdays on September 14 and 12, respectively. Britney said on IG that the teens “are growing up and want to do their own things,” and she has “to ask their permission to post them because they are extremely independent little men.” For the teens’ birthdays, the singer revealed that they had an intimate party and ice cream cake to celebrate.

In addition, the Grammy winner revealed other ways that Jayden and Preston are growing up. “They went to a dance last week, and I cried for two days,” she wrote in her IG caption. “My babies in a suit! It’s crazy! And, girls, get ready, ’cause my boys are so handsome.”

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Charli Burnett talks Reaching “Breaking Point” Amid Lala Feud, and “Vulnerable” Vanderpump Rules Episode

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Charli Burnett shared an emotional message on her Twitter page after last week’s episode of Vanderpump Rules.

Following a messy encounter with Lala Kent, and comments about the issues she’d had with food in recent years, Charli took to her Twitter page, where she admitted to feeling “vulnerable” amid her dispute with Lala, which was prompted when she sided with Ariana Madix amid their own feud.

“Tonight’s episode was a very vulnerable one for me. Being in a position that magnifies my biggest issues of being misunderstood due to my lack of words not knowing the effect it would have after,” she began, according to a screenshot shared by Faces by Bravo on Instagram. “I always say silly or ‘distracting’ things to avoid talking about [deep-rooted] issues due to me not feeling comfortable or not ready to open up. And to be honest, I don’t believe I was [ever] going to be ready but at the moment I hit my breaking point.”

Charli continued on, in her since-deleted post, telling her fans and followers on social media that she was sorry if she ever offended them with comments she’s made in the past about food.

“I deeply apologize. But food is something I’ve struggled with for [the] majority of my life [and] finally overcame my fear of it this last year,” she explained.

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As her statement went on, Charli said that she’s come to a place where she is comfortable being herself and allowing herself to be vulnerable about what she’s been through.

As for her encounter with Lala, Charli said she struggled to be put in a place where others were discussing her inner-most challenges — especially on a regular basis.

“It was hard to see colleagues [and] strangers speak about my situation, being constantly reminded of it weekly when it was not how I truly felt deep down. It left me depressed, embarrassed, and ashamed,” she shared.

“I hope after this episodes you are able to understand me a little more and know that I’ve grown so much from that point. I’ve forgiven my past [and] people involved in my past and just want to move forward,” Charli added.

Vanderpump Rules season nine airs Tuesdays at 8/7c on Bravo.

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Papa Tunechi Preciousness: Lil Wayne’s Family Celebrated His Birthday Alongside 13-Year-Old Son Lil’ Tuney With Surprise Cake

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How thoughtful is it that Lil Wayne was surprised with a cake for his 39th birthday at his own son’s 13th birthday celebration?

The award-winning rapper’s son with Sarah Vivan, Dwayne Carter III aka Lil Tune, turned 13-years-old over the weekend. The teenager celebrated with lots of family at STK in Atlanta, including sister Reginae Carter, 22, and brother Neal Carter, who turns 12 next month. As the family gathered to celebrate Lil Tuney ushering in his teenage birthday, his father Lil Wayne sat gleefully beside him.

After teenage Tuney was serenaded with a happy birthday song from the large table of guests, father Lil Wayne was then surprised with his own cake. The Libra rapper looked stunned but also giddy at the surprise caught on camera and share in Sarah’s Instagram story.

It’s really the sweetest surprise. Hit play to see it.

Earlier in the evening, the family enjoyed a live show from Lil Wayne himself as he appeared at the One Music Festival. Both Sarah Vivian, Reginae Carter, and mom Toya Johnson shared footage from the side of the stage at the concert.

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Reginae showed off a snap of her outfit before heading out, on her Instagram page Are YOU feeling Reginae’s Versace drip?

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