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Jada Pinkett-Smith Celebrates 50th Birthday with ’70s Themed Skating Party

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Jada Pinkett Smith celebrated her 50th birthday milestone with a star-studded 70s-themed skating party at her home.

The A-list actress and her husband Will Smith built the skating rink at their Los Angeles home for the bash. They were joined by some of her showbiz pals, including MC Lyte, Toni Braxton and Charlie Mack.
 
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A source told the New York Post newspaper’s Page Six: “It was the happiest I’ve ever seen them.”

Guests were all asked to provide shoe and sock sizes before arriving for the party to be fitted for custom roller skates.

The insider shared:

“It was probably the best time anyone has ever had, and the DJ played the best music. It was mostly ’70s… it was like a ’70s party.”

Will, 52, didn’t take to the rink because he’s currently in the middle of shooting a film.

However, Jada “skated the whole entire time, and her mom was out there skating the whole time too”.

And although guests were required to take a Covid test before attending the bash, the event was staged in typical “Smith family style”.

The source said:

“There was no product placement. It was in Smith family style. They paid for everything.”

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Tiger Woods Spotted At Golf Course 8 Months After Horrific Car Crash: Report

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Tiger Woods ‘has made a remarkable recovery’ and ‘can handle more’ since his single-vehicle rollover car crash in Feb., which caused ‘significant orthopedic injuries.’

Tiger Woods, 45, is on the mend and already back at the place he knows best: the golf course! The professional golfer, who was involved in a serious single-vehicle rollover car crash in Feb., was spotted at a Florida golf course over the weekend to watch his son Charlie, 12, compete in a junior tournament, as he continues to make incredible strides in his recovery, according to PEOPLE. “Tiger has made a remarkable recovery in the past few months, but it’s even more significant lately,” a source told the outlet. “It’s like every day he can do more, he can handle more, the pain is less and he’s feeling better.”

Tiger “suffered significant orthopedic injuries to his right lower extremity” in the accident, which took place in Southern California, according to Anish Mahajan, MD, chief medical officer at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. The world-famous athlete suffered “comminuted open fractures,” which included his tibia and fibula bones being shattered and broken through the skin, and he had surgery immediately. He also suffered smaller injuries to his ankle and foot.

Tiger Woods during a previous visit to the golf course. (Shutterstock)

“He says that the pain is very manageable now,” the source further explained after confirming he’s been doing regular physical therapy since the surgery. “For the first couple months, he’d just be sitting at home with his leg up, and it would be throbbing and he’d be in so much pain. Now he still has pain, but it’s nothing like what he dealt with before. He’s feeling strong and healthy and optimistic that he’ll be able to return to [the PGA] tour.”

Although there’s no confirmation as to when he will return to the PGA tour, the insider says he has an idea on the “timeframe” he’s hoping works out. “He’s got a timeframe in his head, but he’s not really putting that out there; he knows when he wants to return, and he’s going to make it happen,” the insider added. “He says even if he’s not at 100%, he knows how important it is to get back out there and compete. That’s his goal.”

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Tiger Woods takes a break on the course. (Shutterstock)
In his first interview since the accident, Tiger told Gold Digest that he had a goal of “walking” on his “own” more than anything else. “I do my routines every day and am focused on my No. 1 goal right now: walking on my own. Taking it one step at a time,” he shared with the outlet in May.
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Olivia Jade & Val Chmerkovskiy Hope To Wow ‘DWTS’ Judges With ‘Intense’ ‘Death Drop’ Trick For Disney Week

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After strong scores last week, Olivia Jade & Val Chmerkovskiy told HL that they’re upping their game with a spicy trick called the ‘death drop’ in tonight’s performance!

Olivia Jade Giannulli and Val Chmerkovskiy are here to stay at the top of the scoreboard on Dancing With The Stars. After receiving straight 8s from the judges during Britney Week and joining competitors JoJo Siwa and Amanda Kloots at the top of the leaderboard, Olivia Jade is taking part in some tricks and lifts in this week’s Disney themed dances that will hopefully bring her one step closer to the Mirror Ball trophy. “We have something called the ‘death drop’ that we’re doing this week,” Olivia dished from her rehearsal in an EXCLUSIVE interview with HollywoodLife. “As you can tell by the title, it’s a little intense! It’s actually really fun… honestly, any tricks in general scare me because I don’t dance, and I just I’ve never had any experience like this in my life. But, the ‘death drop’ is working, so we will see!”

The social media creator admitted that she has “put a lot of pressure” on herself to “get better every week,” and is feeling it even more so this week after her strong scores. “The scores were awesome. I was super excited and I felt really grateful and happy when I saw the eights because we worked really hard on that dance. It really rewarding to have that recognition,” Olivia said. “But, it’s a new week. I think basically after those scores are out and Monday night comes to a close, you’ve got to move forward and focus on the new dance.”

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This week, Olivia and the DWTS contestants have not one but two dances to learn for Disney Week’s Heroes and Villains nights, which will take place subsequently on Monday and Tuesday. “I love Tuesdays. They’re more fun and less pressure, I feel like, and so I think she’ll feel the same,” Val said of the two-show week. “I’m excited for Monday but then Tuesday hopefully will be the cherry on top of a great week.” The pair plan to tap into The Lion King for Heroes Night on Monday and will dance a samba.

“I think what was impressive about Olivia’s last performance was the movement the judges had not her do before and this week is going to be the same thing,” Val continued. “This week is going to be the same thing. This is a dance that’s really going to challenge her, but I think she will really impress me.”

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Oliva Jade and Val Chmerkovskiy on ‘DWTS’ (ABC)

Olivia added that she will be “a little more independent” in these dances, and “out of frame” from Val, where she is typically “most comfortable.” “These last two weeks we’ve had more structure in our dances, and these ones are a bit more free, so that’s actually something I’m really looking forward to,” she admitted and added, “I definitely do want to show a deeper side of myself and I think that’s a huge reason of why I really wanted to do the show besides just that I love to dance.”

Be sure to tune in to Dancing With The Stars, tonight, Monday Oct. 11, at 8 PM ET on ABC and tomorrow, Oct. 12 at 8 PM ET.

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How To Dress Like Carole Baskin From ‘Tiger King’ On Halloween For Less Than $40

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With just these two pieces, you can instantly transform into Carole Baskin — AKA, Joe Exotic’s rival in the hit Netflix docuseries ‘Tiger King.’ We’ve also suggested optional add-on pieces if you’re going all out this Halloween!

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If you want to pay tribute to the Netflix gem Tiger King this Halloween, you’re in luck. It’s surprisingly easy to dress up as Joe Exotic’s nemesis, Carole Baskin! We’ve found two essential pieces to assemble your own DIY Carole Baskin Halloween costume to transform into the free-spirited, Big Cat Rescue founder. (BTW — we also found all the threads you’ll need to make a Joe Exotic Halloween costume, if you’re thinking of a couple’s costume!) Even better, they’re all from Amazon, so they’ll arrive by the end of October. You’ll be emailing people “Hey all you cool cats and kittens” in no time.

A still of Carole Baskin in her most iconic outfit from the Netflix docuseries, Tiger King. The Big Cat Rescue founder kneels by one of her lions. (Photo Credit: Netflix)

Given how popular Tiger King turned out to be, we especially want to help your DIY Carole Baskin costume stand out. Every piece was carefully picked to match the photo above! We just advise you to check out your shopping cart ASAP to ensure everything arrives by Oct. 31st.

1. The Tie-Dye Shirt

This is, arguably, the most important piece for your Carole Baskin ensemble. At the beginning of the docuseries, viewers are introduced to Carole as she gives a tour of her Big Cat Rescue sanctuary. For the iconic scene, she wears a shirt that can’t be described as anything but one-of-a-kind with its mix of floral and cheetah prints. And yet, we’ve managed to find an exact replica on Amazon! $36, amazon.com

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2. The Flower Crown

Of course, you’ll have to wear Ms. Baskin’s favorite accessory: the flower crown. While she rocks a variety of flower crowns in her wardrobe, the one pictured above is intertwined with dainty pink roses. Amazon saves the day yet again with a near-exact replica of that flower crown! This piece from Floral Fall is made from polyester leaves and flowers, and the flowers themselves are three centimeters in diameter (so, nothing too overwhelming on your forehead). The crown overall is about 7.87″ in diameter, and — best of all — is handmade! $8, amazon.com

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Optional Add-Ons

Listed above are the essentials you need for a standard DIY Carole Baskin costume. But if you have a few more bucks to spare, we have even more suggestions to transform into an extra convincing doppelgänger of the big cat activist! Here they are below:

A Furry Friend

To go the extra mile, carry around a stuffed lion! This plushie from the Wild Republic Store even lets out a ferocious roar (well, as ferocious as a stuffed toy can sound). The roar came from a real lion, too, which the Cornell Lab recorded! As an added bonus, the fill inside this toy is made from recycled water bottles. This toy’s company, overall, is committed to eco-friendly production processes that involve using “reusable packaging, phthalate-free non-toxic materials, and sustainable resources,” according to its website.

Think about it: Tiger King was one of the biggest cultural phenomenas of 2020, so there’ll be a good amount of Carole Baskin Halloween costumes out there this year. So, you’ll definitely stand out with your own miniature lion amid a sea of flower crown-wearing Netflix enthusiasts. As an added bonus, this little lion is only 8 x 4 x 6 inches — so you’ll still be able to balance that apple cider drink in the other hand. $10, amazon.com

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Blue Flare Jeans

Carole’s style is best described as bohemian. In the photo of the Netflix star above, she is wearing wide-legged, blue jeans — comfortable enough to stroll around a wild animal sanctuary in, yet still fashionable for the cameras. So, we found this pair of high-rise flared jeans that fit both of those criteria! $40, amazon.com

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Berry Lip Stain

Carole is wearing a berry-colored lip stain in the photo above, which perfectly fits her down-to-Earth vibes. If you want to channel the same energy, we suggest going with HAN’s cheek and lip tint in the shade “Rose Berry.” We could imagine Carole approving of this cheek and lip tint, too, since it’s animal cruelty-free and also doesn’t have GMOs or parabens. Instead, HAN makes its cheek and lip tints with plant and mineral-based pigments — no “harmful synthetic chemicals” here, according to its Amazon page. It’s also made of ingredients like organic argan oil, organic shea butter, coconut and Vitamin E, creating a soothing effect for both your face and lips! $16, amazon.com 

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Colorful Earrings

Long, beaded rainbow earrings hang from Carole’s ears in her photo above. As a final touch to your DIY Halloween costume, we found these beaded tassel earrings featuring the prettiest array of colors! $10, amazon.com 

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Machine Gun Kelly Reveals The Moment He Knew Megan Fox Had Fallen In Love With Him

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MGK spoke to ‘British GQ Style’ about the start of his romance with Megan Fox — including the moment that he believes she ‘really fell in love’ with him.

As everyone knows, Machine Gun Kelly, 31, and Megan Fox, 35, started their relationship after meeting on the set of the movie Midnight In The Switchgrass in early 2020. But it wasn’t until the pair shared a special moment together in Megan’s living room that the actress truly fell in love with the“Bloody Valentine” rockstar  — at least that’s what MGK believes. “I remember she really fell in love when I made her die laughing in a fort we made in her living room,” he said in the Autumn/Winter 2021 issue of British GQ Style, published on Monday, October 11.

Megan Fox & MGK on the cover of ‘British GQ Style’ in October 2021 (Photo: Daniella Midenge)

MGK (real name Colson Baker) and Megan were both featured in British GQ Style’s new issue, and together the couple spoke fondly about the origins of their romance. “It was obvious from second one what it was going to be, but we didn’t hook up right away,” Megan recalled. The famous duo started texting after their on-set introductions, and that evolved into phone call conversations that lasted for “three hours,” according to Megan.

But for MGK, the calls “felt like five minutes, so it didn’t even feel like three hours.” The singer continued, “Even our first kiss, she wouldn’t kiss me. We just put our lips right in front of each other and breathed each other’s breath and then she just left.” The lovebirds also revealed that their first date involved MGK picking up Megan in his 1974 Cadillac convertible and bringing her to a canyon’s edge for a picnic, followed by a trip to the Roxy Theatre, which was closed. “We went to the roof and played pop punk and made out,” MGK told the publication.

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Megan Fox & MGK cover ‘British GQ Style’ in October 2021 (Photo: Daniella Midenge)

The couple have now been dating for over a year, and MGK knows the love he has for Megan is unlike anything he’s felt before. “I came from broken homes and I watched love never work. Then I grew up where in pop culture they don’t even make romantic movies any more,” the “Bad Things” singer said. “It hurts my soul that I wasted 30 years of my life not having any desire. Dude, I was down to die. I was good. I was like, ‘All right, got music out there. That’ll hold me down.; You know, my daughter is the best extension of me and she’s going to be better than I am. And I’ve seen some shit, so I’m good to go,” he added.

Megan, meanwhile, said that thanks to MGK, she was able to find internal happiness. “Meeting him, it’s like meeting your own soul’s reflection. I recognize so much of myself in him, and vice versa, and that locked-up part of me that I had put away,” she told British GQ Style. “I’d always felt like there was that thing missing, that I’d given up on, that you’re always seeking. But then you meet the person that completes that for you and you’re like, “Oh, this is what my heart was searching for. That’s what that beacon was this whole time.’ ”

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Offset Caught Grabbing Cardi B’s Butt After They Enjoy Romantic Early Birthday Dinner

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The ‘Ric Flair Drip’ rapper definitely enjoyed having dinner with his wife and mother of two of his children, as they celebrated Cardi B’s birthday.

A very happy birthday to Cardi B! The rapper turned 29 on Monday October 11, but her and her husband Offset, 29, got an early start to her birthday with a special dinner between just the two of them! The pair ate at Giorgio Baldi in Santa Monica, California, where the couple was photographed leaving the restaurant!

Cardi and Offset celebrated the ‘WAP’ rapper’s 29th birthday with a romantic dinner. (BACKGRID)

Cardi looked dazzling with an entirely purple outfit. She wore a sparkling Chanel top with the designer’s logo all over it, and a lighter shade of purple leggings as well as a silver pair of open-toed high heels. She accessorized with a pair of pink-shaded glasses and a bunch of silver jewelry, including a giant sparkling necklace with the Playboy bunny. Offset meanwhile went for a total rockstar look with matching leather jackets and pants (with a giant chain hanging off of it), as well as boots and a white-shirt. He definitely seemed like he had a great time at dinner, as he was seen grabbing the “Up” rapper’s rear end, as he helped her into a car.

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Offset was seen grabbing his wife’s butt while leaving the dinner. (BACKGRID)

Hopefully Cardi had a wonderful birthday dinner, as it’s been quite an eventful year for her. The rapper gave birth to her first son and second child with Offset in September. The rapper couple already shared a daughter Kulture Kiari Cephus, 3, and Offset has three other children from previous relationships. Cardi has opened up about how she’s felt after giving birth to her son in a September tweet. “Can’t wait till these weird postpartum hormones completely leave my body,” she wrote. “I be crying for no reason.”

After giving birth, Cardi has looked great during her public outings since her son was born. Her and Offset have shown off plenty of stylish outfits during a recent trip to Paris, like when Cardi wore a sexy Zebra print outfit or an eye-catching tabloid headline-covered dress.

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Brooklinn Khoury: 5 Things About The Skateboarder Dating ‘Dance Moms’ Chloe Lukasiak

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Chloe Lukasiak has tripped and fallen – in love! The ‘Dance Moms’ alum is dating skateboarding star Brooklinn Khoury, so here’s what you need to know.

Chloe Lukasiak only wrote a single black-heart emoji in the caption of her Oct. 7 Instagram post, but that was enough. In the pics, the 20-year-old Dance Moms alum posed alongside skateboarder Brooklinn Khoury. Chloe wore a stunning white dress with spaghetti straps, while Brooklinn, 22, rocked a black suit. The two held hands in the first of Chloe’s pics and passionately embraced each other in the second. Brooklinn shared the first photo to her Instagram account and captioned it, “My favorite human.”

This proclamation of love was greeted with joy by their fans and friends. “Love y’all!” wrote Brooke Hyland, while Nia Sioux added, “I love you guys so much!” “Love you guys,” wrote Maddie Ziegler, while Leah Kirsch said, “Cutis!” “I love y’all endlessly,” wrote Teala Dunn. Chloe even popped in the comments of Brooklinn’s post, referring to the sports star as “my angel.” As the Dance Moms world celebrates this new love, here’s the scoop on Brooklinn.

1. Brooklinn Khoury Is A Skateboarder

“Life has been so random [and] beautiful,” Brooklinn captioned a 2018 Instagram post, one that saw her sit on a fence while looking out at the ocean. Brooklinn’s oldest social media entries show her making her way as a skateboarder, doing tricks, and riding around skate parts in California.

2. She Was In A Doja Cat Video.

Apparently, Brooklinn was involved in the shooting of Doja Cat’s 2019 music video for “Bottom Bitch.” Brooklinn shared a few behind-the-scenes shots from the shoot, including one of her doing a trick over a twerking dancer. “Go listen to the new bop,” she captioned the pic.

3. What Happened To Brooklinn Khoury’s Face?

Brooklinn was visiting family in Arizona in November 2020 when a dog attacked her. “Trying to type out what to say has been very difficult. Sometimes we don’t know why things happen to us,” she captioned an IG photo of her lying in a hospital bed. “I can’t wrap my head around why this is happening to me but I know God has a greater plan, I just can’t see it now.”

“On November 3rd, I was severely attacked in the face by a pit bull. My whole top lip and edges of my nose are completely ripped off. It’s crazy how your life can change so dramatically in the split of a second. I’m trying to stay as positive as I can about this whole situation, but I will be honest I am scared about my future, or if I’ll ever be able to smile again or eat normally. This is the beginning of a long journey to recovery. I hate asking for anything but It would mean the world if you would pray for me. Please remember to hug someone you love today.”

4. She Hasn’t Let The Injury Take Away Her Smile

Brooklinn revealed her face, post-attack, in a December 2020 IG post. “I don’t really feel any different because when I’m out skating, or hanging around with friends I don’t feel any pain,” she captioned the shot of her smiling. “It’s when I go home and have to face myself in the mirror that I realize I look a little different than how I use to. I am not able to change the way I look at the moment, so I have learned to love everything that I see in the mirror. Someone very close to my heart told me something that has really stuck with me the past couple of days. She said, ‘Beauty cannot be defined.’ We are all beautiful in our own ways no matter the situation. We need to learn to love ourselves wholeheartedly. Learn to love and appreciate the little things, and most importantly, learn to see the ‘beauty’ in everything.”

“We live in a society where beauty is associated with worthiness,” Brooklinn captioned a July 13 Instagram gallery of her smiling while basking in the sun. “If we don’t look perfect, we don’t feel worthy. It’s been almost 8 months since the attack. Every time I walk past a mirror or wash my face at night, I am reminded of what happened daily. There are some moments where I become so overwhelmed, because of the way I now look. But I have been slowly learning to love who I see in the mirror. I hope you love who you see too, regardless of anything going on physically or mentally.”

5. She Loves Disneyland, Traveling & Skateboarding

A day after Chloe and Brooklinn went public with their romance, Khoury posted a series of black-and-white photos of her in New York City. In one shot, she’s visiting The Pickle Guys in the LES, showing she has good taste. She also loves visiting “the Happiest Place On Earth” since her IG account is full of her hanging out at Disneyland. But her first love will always be skateboarding. “Differently able,” she captioned a Sept. 30 gallery of her standing at a skate park, readying herself for a day of riding.

 

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Tom Schwartz Gets Backlash for Post Calling Katie Non-Mom, Admits Comment Was “Not” Good

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Tom Schwartz is facing backlash on Instagram after making a comment about his wife Katie Maloney‘s lack of a child.

While spending time with Stassi Schroeder and Lala Kent, both of whom share daughters with partners Beau Clark and Randall Emmett, the Vanderpump Rules cast member asked Katie, who he briefly tried to conceive a child with last year, where her baby was.

“I said, ‘Bub where’s yours?’ She said [expressionless emoji],” Schwartz wrote in the caption of his October 10 photo, seemingly confirming Katie was tired of or annoyed with the question.

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As soon as Schwartz’s post was shared, the Pump Rules cast member was flooded with critical comments. One of the comments came from Kristen Doute‘s boyfriend, Alex Menache, who knew right away that Schwartz’s caption wasn’t going to go over well.

“Narrator: ‘It was at this moment, Thomas knew he had f-cked up,’” Alex wrote.

“Waiting for him to change the caption.. In 3… 2… 1…” another person shared.

“Wow..that rude to say to her!” said a third Instagram user.

Others said that comments like these were “super insensitive” to those struggling to conceive.

“Read the room, Tom,” added the Real Moms of Bravo.

After having some time to think about what he had written, and reading the comment from the Bravo fan page, Schwartz admitted that what he wrote on his social media page wasn’t “good.”

“Upon further reflection, this was not a good caption,” he stated.

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Katie and Tom, who wed in August 2016 and July 2019, have been discussing their baby plans for years, with Katie saying in August of last year that she had downloaded a fertility app. However, in April of this year, after considering a “quarantine baby,” Katie said she was having second thoughts.

“I don’t know if I want to, like, run and get pregnant right away. I think I might want to travel and experience a little bit of post-COVID life,” she revealed to the Bravo Insider.

“We’d like to start a family some time in the next few years. First, we have to get our feet back on the ground, get a routine and a rhythm back and get our professional mojo flowing again,” Tom explained. “So many friends in our lives have given birth or are about to give birth, and it’s a beautiful thing. We’re celebrating their newfound parenthood and anticipating ours sometime in the next few years.”

“Few years? Probably next couple years,” Katie added.

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

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#JelaniDay Update: Mother Recalls Coroner Catching An Attitude Amid Questions ‘Do You Want Us To Identify Your Son Or Not?!’

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More details are surfacing about the shockingly sad passing of Jelani Day and some of them are seriously disturbing.

As previously reported Carmen Bolden Day, the mother of Jelani Day, said that officials from local police and the coroner’s office were “dismissive, rude, and complacent” amid the search for her late son.

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Now a new report has surfaced backing up her allegations.

The Chicago Sun-Times recently released a story titled “Some things no mother should have to endure” chronicling the moments leading up to Jelani Day’s October 9 funeral service.

Within the report that questions whether Jelani’s case would have been handled differently if he “were not Black and male but a woman who was white and blonde”, is the heartbreaking moment when Ms. Day got a call from the coroner with “good news.” That news was that the “office had received new dental records” and was coming closer to identifying a body found in a river.

That apparently confused the mom, reports The Chicago Sun-Times because of previous DNA submissions she and other family members sent in and because of the previous removal of one of the corpse’s tibia bones.

With that, a “puzzled” Ms. Day asked the coroner about it and she was allegedly met with an attitude.

Why would they need to do something seemingly so drastic for a DNA sample?

Day said she also had previously contacted the coroner to provide her son’s dental records, in her earnest hope for answers, though with no word back from the coroner until eight days after she’d left her first message. She waited. And waited. And waited, hope fading like the last glow of a sinking summer sun.”

So when the coroner finally rang with news on Sept. 22, about a possible ID due to the acquisition of “new” dental records, Day, quite naturally, had questions. Day’s questions and her attempt to get a better understanding apparently perturbed the coroner, she says. For his next words fell harshly.

“Do you want us to identify your son or not?” Day recalls him barking.

Oh. Hell. No.

The report goes on to state that the grieving mom’s attorney who was on the phone rightfully cussed out the coroner for having “no f***king right” to speak to Ms. Day that way. The Chicago Sun-Times report also alleged that Jelani’s eyeballs, brain, and other organs were missing amid a deep state of decomposition.

 

The body was missing its front top and bottom teeth, Day and Bezner said, citing a second autopsy performed by a private forensic pathologist at the request of the family. His jawbone had been “sawed out.” The family’s private forensic pathologist could find no brain, according to Day and her attorney. No organs. Neither liver. Nor spleen. Bezner said the LaSalle County coroner had explained that, according to their pathology report, the organs were “completely liquefied.”

According to Jelani’s mom who goes by “Larae Sunshine Bolden” on Facebook, however, that portion isn’t quite true and it sounds like she felt the need to clarify amid rumors that her son’s organs were harvested.

What is true according to the grieving mother, however, is that the police “failed her and her son.”

With that, she still wants the FBI’s help to find her son’s killer.

“Some things NEED AND HAVE to be clarified…..,” wrote Ms. Bolden. NO ORGANS WERE MISSING….I DO NOT WANT TO STRAY OFF FROM THE FACTS… THERE WERE/ARE CONTRADICTING FACTS FROM THE FIRST PRELIMINARY AUTOPSY COMPARED TO THE SECOND INDEPENDENT AUTOPSY….THIS IS NOT A CASE OF ORGAN HARVESTING, THAT I’M AWARE OF… HOWEVER MY SON DID NOT PUT HIMSELF IN A RIVER,

MY SON WAS MURDERED AND MY GOAL AND PURPOSE IS TO FIND OUT WHAT HAPPENED AND HOLD THOSE RESPONSIBLE ACCOUNTABLE!!!

I NEED THE HELP OF THE ILLINOIS STATE POLICE AND THE FBI TO FIND THIS INFORMATION BECAUSE BLOOMINGTON PD, PERU PD, AND LASALLE COUNTY HAS FAILED MY SON AND MYSELF!!

God bless that lady.

What do YOU think about the latest Jelani Day update? Read the full Chicago Sun-Times story for yourself HERE.

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Meghan King & Joe Biden’s Nephew Cuffe Marry In ‘Small’ Wedding Attended By The President

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Just two weeks after going Instagram official, ‘RHOC’ alum Meghan King is officially married to Joe Biden’s nephew Cuffe Biden Owens!

Congratulations are in order for Cuffe Biden Owens, 42, and Meghan King, 37! President Joe Biden‘s nephew and the Real Housewives of Orange County alum tied the knot in an intimate affair in Pennsylvania on Monday, Oct. 11, BRIDES magazine confirmed. The couple married at the home of Cuffe’s parents in Kennett Square during an “intimate and simple gathering” with “no major frills, no overthinking, [and] no drama” according to the magazine, who also confirmed that Joe, 78, and Jill Biden, 70, were in attendance among the 50 guests. HollywoodLife has also reached out to confirm the news.

“Our wedding was about two things for us…our love for and commitment to each other, and our family—each of our families, and the new very large and very tight family that we were bonding together by getting married. That’s it,” Meghan said to the publication. Along with the interview, the couple also shared gorgeous wedding wedding photos revealing Meghan’s chic white blazer dress by Rasario. She added a pearl net over her face as a veil, keeping her blonde hair back in a bun, as well as a pair of Manolo Blahnik‘s blue Hangisi pumps (the same ones worn by Sarah Jessica Parker in the Sex and the City movie).

Meghan also confirmed how the two met to the magazine. “We connected on a dating app, texted for a day or two, then spent five straight hours on the phone the first time we spoke,” she revealed. “By the time that call ended, Cuffe was booked and packed for a flight to St. Louis that took off in about eight hours. Within a week, we were back on the East Coast, meeting his family, and starting to plan our future together. We didn’t leave each other’s side for weeks.”

The surprising couple took their romance Instagram official on Sept. 25 with a sweet photo confirming the relationship. “Trying my best to avoid any cheesy introductions like ‘my main squeeze’… so just meet my man,” Meghan captioned a pic of the two snuggling, along with a fitting heart emoji. The reality star looked gorgeous in a leather mini and white sweater. Cuffe’s long hair was on full display as he put his arm around his leading lady, rocking a pair of jeans.

She also posted a second photo of them from her 37th birthday getaway to the Balducci Vineyards in Augusta, MO via her Instagram story on Sept. 28. Meghan looked amazing in a long, yellow printed dress and sunglasses as she held onto a glass of wine as well as a burgundy colored Chanel bag. Meanwhile, Cuffe showed off his long hair as he sported a crisp white t-shirt and fitted jeans.

Like many members of the Biden family, Cuffe is an attorney who attended Georgetown University for undergrad, and then University of Southern California for law school. He was later admitted to the California Bar in 2009. His mother, Valerie Biden Owens, is also involved in Joe’s government as an advisor.

Notably, this is Meghan’s third wedding: the blonde beauty was formerly married to Jim Edmonds from 2014 –2021. The pair share three kids together, Aspen King, 4, and twins Hayes and Hart, 3. Meghan and Jim split in 2019 before finalizing their divorce two years later. Amid their break-up, it was rumored that the exes had engaged in a threesome and Jim had cheated with the other woman. Meghan was also married to Brad McDill from 2007 – 2011, but the couple had no children. Earlier this year, Meghan was linked to Will Roos.

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Halsey Shares Photos Of Postpartum Body From Days After Giving Birth: My Body’s ‘Still Changing’

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Halsey said it was ‘important’ to share photos of their postpartum body and publicly admit the physical struggles of life as a new parent.

Nearly three months after welcoming their first child, Halsey, 27, is acknowledging the toll childbirth takes on one’s body. The “Nightmare” singer shared a series of photos of their postpartum body to Instagram on Monday (Oct. 11), and in the caption explained how their appearance on Saturday Night Live this past weekend inspired the star to address their “changing” body publicly. “I am posting this because no matter what I do people are going to talk about my body,” Halsey, who gave birth to son Ender Ridley on July 14, wrote. “It is confusing symptom of being in the public eye so rather than complain I am going to give you something real to talk about!”

“I did SNL two nights ago and a lot of people were quick to say how good I looked,” the singer continued. “That was a weird feeling. My body has felt like a stranger’s for a long time. I uphold myself to honesty to the point of over sharing sometimes but this feels important.” Halsey went on to explain that the photos were taken days after Ender’s birth, and noted that “a lot of people don’t know that you still look pregnant for a while after.” They added of their body, “It is still changing and I am letting it. I have no interest in working out right now. I’m too tired and too busy playing with my darling son.”

Halsey continued, “With that being said, the body behind all those compliments the other night was wearing a custom tailored outfit and lighted perfectly after much testing, so I could feel good and do my job. I do not want to feed the Illusion that you’re meant to feel and look ‘great; immediately postpartum. That is not my narrative currently. If you’ve been following me because you’re also a parent and you dig what I’m doing, please know I’m in your corner.”

Halsey out and about in London on November 8, 2019 (Photo: Beretta/Sims/Shutterstock)

The “Closer” crooner said they “will never have my ‘pre baby body back’ no matter how it changes physically because I have now had a baby!” The experience of having a baby, Halsey said, “has altered me forever; emotionally, spiritually, and physically. That change is permanent. And I don’t want to go back!” The singer added, “But In the spirit of honesty, I’m really tired and not a superhuman and this is really hard. Doing my best to serve my art and my family whilst keeping it all so very real.”

Halsey welcomed baby Ender with boyfriend Alev Aydin mid-summer, and revealed the happy news in a sweet Instagram post. “Gratitude. For the most ‘rare’ and euphoric birth. Powered by love,” the singer captioned the Instagram announcement. Over two months later, Halsey finally shared the first snap of their mini-me, and called their baby “the best birthday gift there is.”

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