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Alec Baldwin may face manslaughter charges

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Actor Alec Baldwin may face federal manslaughter charges after shooting and killing a cinematographer and injuring a director on the set of his low budget independent film, “Rust.”

Chicago-based attorney Andrew Stoltmann believes Baldwin “needs to start thinking like a potential defendant instead of just somebody who made a tragic mistake.”

“I’m certainly not saying he’s going to be charged,” Stoltman told Fox News, “but what I am saying is anytime somebody shoots another human being – even on accident, even in self-defense – the police and eventually prosecutors look very, very carefully at what happened.”

According to an affidavit released Sunday night, Baldwin, 66, was practicing firing into a camera when camerawoman Halyna Hutchins was shot in the chest on Thursday.

The bullet went through Hutchins and struck director Joel Souza in the clavicle. Hutchins, 42, was pronounced dead at a hospital. Souza was treated and released from a hospital the same day.

A sheriff’s investigation is ongoing, but no charges are expected to be filed against Baldwin.

However, federal prosecutors are considering filing charges against the volatile actor who reportedly angered unionized crew members earlier in the day.

The crew members say they walked off the set because of poor working conditions and gun safety issues.

They crew was fired and replaced by non-union workers. One of those non-union workers, a 24-year-old woman with no experience, was given the assignment of preparing a prop gun for Baldwin.

It was revealed in the affidavit that some crew members used the same gun for target practice on the desert set earlier.

Investigators say Baldwin and his crew violated the 1st rule of gun safety: never point a gun at someone. Always assume the gun is loaded.

There’s a difference between a “prop gun” and a real firearm — and the crew members knew the gun was real.

At least one scripted television series, ABC’s cop show “The Rookie,” has banned the use of real guns on the set going forward.

Whether Baldwin is charged or not, his acting career is over.

Hollywood insiders say the low budget movie he was filming at the time of the incident will never see the light of day.
 

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Rihanna Declared National Hero of Barbados, Queen Elizabeth II Removed as Head of State

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Rihanna was awarded the honor of Barbados National Hero on Tuesday, after the island nation ousted Queen Elizabeth II and declared itself an independent republic.

The pop singer was honored in her birthplace of Bridgetown, Barbados by Prime Minister Mia Mottley who referenced her 2012 song “Diamonds” during the ceremony.

“On behalf of a grateful nation, but an even prouder people, we therefore present to you the designee for national hero for Barbados, Ambassador Robyn Rihanna Fenty,” Prime Minister Mia Mottley said.

“May you continue to shine like a diamond and bring honor to your nation.”

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Queen Elizabeth II’s eldest son and heir to the throne, Prince Charles (far right), attended the ceremony, as the Queen was unable to travel due to recent health issues.

He said slavery was an “appalling atrocity which forever stains our history.”

Britain played a prominent role in enslaving Africans, many of whom were dropped off on the island nation on the way to North America.

On Tuesday the queen sent a congratulatory message to the country’s new president, Sandra Mason (4th from right), who was sworn in at midnight.

“I first visited your beautiful country on the eve of independence in early 1966, and I am very pleased that my son is with you today,” the British monarch said. She added that Barbadians had long “held a special place in my heart.”

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Rihanna, born Robyn Rihanna Fenty, has held the title of Ambassador for Culture and Youth in Barbados since 2018. The island’s residents continue to celebrate February 22 as “Rihanna Day.”

The 33-year-old singer is semi-retired from music and focuses on growing her billion-dollar makeup and fashion empire.

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Jessica Alba’s Daughter Honor, 13, Looks Just Like Her Mom In New Thanksgiving Photos

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The ‘Fantastic Four’ star’s eldest daughter is growing up so fast in sweet family photos that Jessica Alba shared from their holiday celebration.

Thanksgiving and the holidays in general are a time for family and seeing how much you’ve grown. Jessica Alba shared a sweet photo of her whole family from over the holiday weekend on Monday November 29, and her oldest child Honor, 13, is growing into a young woman, who bares a striking resemblance to her mom. Jessica celebrated a lovely time spent with her family. “[Photo dump] from an awesome week with my sweet fam bam and our besties,” she wrote in the caption.

The first photo Jessica, 40, shared was her posing right next to honor and the rest of the family, including her husband Cash Warren, 42, younger daughter Haven Garner, 10, and son Hayes, 3. The whole photo was a really cute shot of the whole family. Jessica rocked a plunging white dress with a black design, while Honor sported a flowing dress, but in blue. The mom and daughter duo also both had their hair cut into similar black bob.

Other than the family photo, Jessica also shared a shot of just her kids, where they all acted silly, while on vacation in Cabo for the holiday. Honor lied down on a ledge, while Hayes gripped tight onto her arm. Haven stood over her and hilariously rested her arm on her older sister’s knee. After a few photos of Jessica and her husband enjoying cocktails with friends, Jessica shared a few more sweet photos of her kids, including a funny photo of her son wearing a blue outfit and sitting in huge basket. She also posted a sweet sisterly shot of Honor giving Haven a big hug, while they sat near the beach.

Jessica Alba speaks at Nasdaq alongside her family. (Erik Pendzich/Shutterstock)

Jessica has shared plenty of photos of her family and her look-alike daughter recently. The family all sported matching lion costumes for Halloween in an adorable photo-op. Jessica also celebrated her daughter on September 1 in an Instagram post, when she sent her off to her first day of eighth grade. The actress said that she was “A proud (& obviously crying) mama” in the caption.

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Sheree Whitfield’s BF Tyrone Gilliams Threatens to Sue Bravo

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Sheree Whitfield’s Boyfriend Tyrone Gilliams Threatens Legal Action Against Bravo, Claims Network Violated Federal Law by Using His Name Without Permission

The producers allegedly told his attorneys that the scene would be edited in a certain way to make it seem like Tyrone was standing Sheree up. Tyrone was scared, though, that the editing would suggest he was violating his home confinement order. Because of this, Tyrone stopped speaking with Sheree.

Now, according to a cease-and-desist letter obtained by TMZ, Tyrone threatened legal action against Bravo. According to the letter, the network has been using Tyrone’s “name and likeness” in a way that violates “numerous state and federal laws.”

Tyrone’s legal team said Bravo “deliberately” used him “without his permission” to get profit for the show. Tyrone claimed the network was never given the thumbs up.

In the legal document, Tyrone’s attorneys told Bravo to stop including his name and image immediately. They demanded that Bravo scrub his name from the past footage of RHOA (as well as social media posts). They also wanted him to be stripped from advertising campaigns.

In the past, Sheree expressed her desire for Tyrone to be a bigger part of her storyline. According to a report by Us Weekly, one of the reasons Sheree was fired after season 10 was her inability to film with Tyrone because cameras weren’t allowed in the prison.

Manipulation of Bravo storylines was much discussed in Dave Quinn’s tell-all, Not All Diamonds and Rosé: The Inside Story of the Real Housewives from the People Who Lived It. In it, Tamra Judge claimed producers told her to throw wine in Jeana Keough’s face at an iconic party. LeeAnne Locken from Real Housewives of Dallas said production influenced her to smash a glass against a table.

Perhaps Tyrone’s storyline is being influenced as well (or he’s trying to prevent it from happening). This isn’t the first time Bravo has been threatened by one of its stars. When the new season airs, viewers will see if the cease-and-desist letter was successful.

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