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Fully Vaccinated Colin Powell Dead From COVID-19 at Age 84

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Fully Vaccinated Colin Powell Dead From COVID-19 at Age 84

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Retired Gen. Colin Luther Powell, who served as the first Black U.S. secretary of state, has died of COVID-19. He was 84.

Powell died at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 18. His death was due to complications related to COVID-19.

He was fully vaccinated, his family said in a statement on Facebook.

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“We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American,” his family wrote. They thanked the staff at the hospital near Washington, D.C., but didn’t clarify which vaccines he received.

Powell was previously diagnosed with multiple myeloma before he died. It isn’t clear if the multiple myeloma diagnosis was related to the vaccines he received.

Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the plasma cells in the immune system. Plasma cells are white blood cells that produce antibodies in response to an invasion of a virus or other antigen, such as an experimental vaccine.

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Powell was a highly decorated retired four-star general and one of the highest-ranking Black people in the White House when he served as U.S. secretary of state under ex-President George W. Bush from 2001-2005.

Powell, the son of Jamaican immigrants, also served as national security adviser to ex-President Ronald Reagan (1987-1989), chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under former President George H. W. Bush (1989-1993), and an adviser to ex-President Barack Obama (2007).

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Former President George W. Bush, right, called Powell “a great man” in a statement on Monday.

Bush noted that Powell “was such a favorite of Presidents that he earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom – twice.

Powell leaves behind his wife Alma Johnson, and their three adult children, Michael, Linda, and Annemarie.

Condolences continue to pour in from around the world on social media.

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Bae Of The Day: Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins Serves Melanin-Kissed Magnificence On The Gram, Sparks Heart Eye Hysteria

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Bae Of The Day: Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins Serves Melanin-Kissed Magnificence On The Gram, Sparks Heart Eye Hysteria

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We can’t stop thinking about Ashley Blaine Featherson-Jenkins serving melanin-kissed magnificence at Danielle Brooks’ lavish wedding where she raised the Black Hollywood baddie bar with a series of stunning pics that trended across social media.

Pretty in pink, Jenkins stunned in a gorgeous Cinq à Sept dress alongside husband Darroll Jenkins who posted the couple holding hands at the extravagant affair that attracted beautiful people with amazing energy.

Talented AND fine, the emerging actress/producer known for her roles on “Dear White People” and “Glee” dominated Instagram feeds in a long-overdue moment that introduced her to seas of new fans.

“I’ve always been confident, but I think admiring and acknowledging and loving the fullness of being a woman and all the complexities that come along with that — that’s probably what that feeling is that you’re getting,” she said when asked about her unapologetic confidence in an interview with Hellogiggles.com.

“It’s me loving being a woman, flaws and all, everything that comes along with that, and particularly being a black woman.”

Now, after 4 successful seasons of Netflix’s “Dear White People,” we’re excited to see her shine on NBC’s buzzy new series “Grand Crew.”

#GrandCrew Was One Of The Best Shows I’ve Ever Worked On (You’ll Meet My Character In Episode 8 ☺️). Countless Memories & Laughs! I Want You All To Know That What You See From These Actors, Directors & Writers Is Truly Impressive, But The BEST Part Is That I Can Personally Attest To The Fact That They Are Wonderful & TALENTED Humans In Front Of & BEHIND The Camera. People Like That Are ALWAYS Worth Rooting For💫

Tune In Every Tuesday Night @ 8:30pm PST On @nbc#nbcpartner

Where does Ashley rank on the list of Black Hollywood baddies? Tell us down below and enjoy some of her hottest pics on the flip.

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Britney Spears Claims Dad Jamie Took ‘At Least $6 Million’ From Her During Conservatorship

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New documents filed by the ‘Toxic’ singer claim that her father had taken millions of dollars from her over the course of the 13-year conservatorship.

Britney Spears’ legal battles after getting out of her conservatorship are still continuing. The 40-year-old popstar lawyer filed new documents, obtained by HollywoodLife, before a hearing on Wednesday January 19, claiming that Britney’s dad Jamie Spears and his legal team took millions of dollars from the singer throughout her conservatorship. The singer’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart laid out all of the money that Jamie and legal teams allegedly took from the singer over the course of the 13 year conservatorship.

The new documents claim that over $36 million were taken from Britney while she was under the conservatorship. The filing claims that Jamie took over $6.3 million for himself, and the other $30 million went to lawyers and legal fees. The most recent payment to the singer’s dad was a 2020 payment of almost $200,000.

Britney claimed her dad took over $6 million from her over the course of her conservatorship. (Shutterstock)

The latest filing comes in the most recent attempts from Jamie to have his daughter pay his legal fees. “Mr. Spears, an ignominiously-suspended conservator — of a conservatorship that has been terminated — now seeks to siphon even more money from his daughter,” the documents say, per Variety. The documents suggest that Jamie cuts his costs down if he can’t afford his current legal team. “Mr. Spears should be required to pay his legal fees… if he has already dissipated those funds, he should consider hiring other, less expensive counsel whom he can afford,” the documents state.

Later in the documents, Britney’s attorney slammed Jamie’s attempts to have his daughter pay for his legal fees.  “Mr. Spears’s Petition is shameless, and we respectfully submit that granting it would be tantamount to funding a war chest for his new counsel and encouraging them to bill liberally for ‘getting up to speed’ on the record of many years of abuse and inviting waste, excess, and mischief,” the filing states.

Before Britney’s conservatorship was terminated in November 2021, Jamie had been suspended as the “Piece of Me” singer’s conservator in September. He had agreed to step down from the conservatorship before the judge’s ruling in court documents filed in August.

Her dad isn’t the only Spears that Britney is feuding with. The singer has also had a very public battle with her younger sister Jamie Lynn, as the actress released her memoir Things I Should Have Said. The popstar asked her attorney to send a cease-and-desist letter to her younger sister to ask her to not bring up Britney on her upcoming book tour. “Although Britney has not read and does not intend to read your book, she and millions of her fans were shocked to see how you have exploited her for monetary gain. She will not tolerate it, nor should she,” the letter states. “We, therefore, demand that you cease and desist from referencing Britney derogatorily during your promotional campaign. If you fail to do so or defame her, Britney will be forced to consider and take all appropriate legal action.”

 

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When Legends Link Up?! Rumors Swirl That Reality TV Titans Tiffany Pollard & NeNe Leakes Will Be On ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

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When Legends Link Up?! Rumors Swirl That Reality TV Titans Tiffany Pollard & NeNe Leakes Will Be On ‘Celebrity Big Brother’

Two Reality TV Titans/ Goddesses of GIFs/ Meme Majesties may be joining this season of Celebrity Big Brother and the Internet’s already in shambles.

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According to Bravo insider Anthony Dominic, former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Nene Leakes and Flavor of Love alum Tiffany “New York” Pollard might be joining Season 3 of the hit reality series. Dominic, who goes by the name of @AllOverAnthony on Twitter, previously spilled the beans about the cast of Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip, so fans believe the rumor may be true! Several Celebrity Big Brother fan accounts are also fueling the Tiffany/NeNe rumor.

Now, if the hearsay does turn out to be factual, this would mark NeNe’s long-awaited return to reality TV. The infamous Atlanta socialite left the Real Housewives franchise in 2020 citing contractual issues with Bravo’s producers.

“I can’t tell you everything I want from them, but I can tell you that I want fair treatment. I deserve fair treatment,” she said of the emotional decision during an appearance on The Tamron Hall Show in October 2020.  “I haven’t done anything that no one else has done there or haven’t done even worse. So, I don’t deserve this treatment.”

When asked if she would ever return to the show, Leakes swiftly replied:

“No, I do not [want to].”

Her decision came around the same time that her husband, Gregg Leakes’ cancer became more aggressive. The 66-year-old businessman, unfortunately, passed away in September 2021 after a 4-year-long battle with the disease.

NeNe also previously shut down rumors in 2018 that she would be joining the BB cast and said although she was offered a spot, she declined.

As for Tiffany Pollard, rumors swirled about the “I Love New York” star potentially joining the Big Brother cast back in December, but the reality star said that producers from Big Brother hadn’t been in contact with her.

New York previously made an appearance on the British version of “Celebrity Big Brother 17” and made it to fourth place during the competition, so if the rumor is in fact true, Pollard will have what it takes to compete.

The star has since appeared in a bevy of reality TV series including Season 11 of RuPaul’s Drag Race, where she starred as a guest judge, and Braxton Family Values where she came face to face with her former love obsession Flavor Flav for the first time in six years.

Other stars rumored to be joining Season 3 of Celebrity Big Brother include Ne-Yo and Lamar Odom. There’s also a rumor that track star Sha’Carri Richardson will join the cast.

We can only imagine what kind of shenanigans might occur with both NeNe and New York being on the show.  You can expect the new season to arrive sometime next month, so, we’ll just have to wait and see if these predictions are in fact true!

Until then, take a look at the Internet’s reaction to the rumor, even Big Brother’s Derek Frazier of the infamous “The Cookout” alliance has reacted to the news.

 

 

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