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Judge Rules Kyle Rittenhouse’s Victims Can’t Be Called Victims At Trial—They Can Be Called ‘Rioters,’ ‘Looters’ and ‘Arsonists’ Though

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Judge Rules Kyle Rittenhouse’s Victims Can’t Be Called Victims At Trial—They Can Be Called ‘Rioters,’ ‘Looters’ and ‘Arsonists’ Though

At this point, it’s easy to feel like Kenosha shooter Kyle Rittenhouse is going to walk away scot-free after killing two people and injuring a third with an AK-47 he couldn’t legally carry. White America simply loves him too much to truly hold him accountable for his actions.

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On Monday, Wisconsin Circuit Judge Bruce Schroeder—the same judge who basically gave Rittenhouse a free white privilege pass after he violated the conditions of his bail—ruled that during the 18-year-old’s murder trial, prosecutors may not refer to Joseph Rosenbaum and Anthony Huber, who were killed, and Gaige Grosskreutz, who survived, as “victims” because the term is “loaded.” Schroeder also ruled, however, that the three VICTIMS could be referred to as “rioters,” “looters” and “arsonists,” because, apparently, he doesn’t think those terms are loaded at all.

The Washington Post reported that Schroeder advised Rittenhouse’s defense team against using pejorative terms to describe the teen’s VICTIMS, but he said the aforementioned terms that make them sound like criminals could be used in closing arguments if evidence shows the men participated in burning and looting during civil unrest over the shooting of Jacob Blake. In fact, Schroeder said blatantly that Mark Richards, one of Rittenhouse’s attorneys, could “demonize them if he wants if he thinks it will win points with the jury.”

Bruh, WHAT???

Seriously, how white and MAGA-friendly does a defendant have to be for a judge to feel like he doesn’t even need to fake impartiality anymore?

Mind you, in all the reports that have been done on Rittenhouse and his VICTIMS, none of them have indicated that the people who were shot were engaged in rioting. It’s almost as if some people feel anyone who was present for the demonstrations against police violence must have also been guilty of acts of violence. It’s also much easier to call someone a “rioter” or “looter” when they aren’t alive to defend themselves.

But whatever, maybe defense attorneys have been sitting on some kind of evidence that hasn’t been available to the media. But what about Grosskteutz, the lone survivor of Rittenhouse’s “alleged” rampage who hasn’t been charged with any crimes related to rioting the night he was shot?

Apparently, all three of the VICTIMS don’t need to be proven rioters for them to be referred to as such as a collective.

“If more than one of them were engaged in arson, rioting, looting, I’m not going to tell the defense you can’t call them that,” Schroeder said.

But when it comes to the other word, the judge is far more conservative in allowing its usage.

“The word ‘victim’ is a loaded, loaded word,” he said. “ ‘Alleged victim’ is a cousin to it.”

Yeeeah, nah—it doesn’t at all look like this judge is going out of his way to set a white killer free.

Not. At. All.

 

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‘RHOC’s Heather Dubrow Reveals The Reason Why She’ll ‘Never’ Join ‘RHUGT’

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‘RHOC’s Heather Dubrow Reveals The Reason Why She’ll ‘Never’ Join ‘RHUGT’

Although she’s returned to ‘RHOC,’ Heather Dubrow shared she’s ‘never’ going to consider joining ‘Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip’ in the latest episode of our podcast.

Heather Dubrow just made her triumphant return to The Real Housewives of Orange County, but she’s not planning on joining The Real Housewives Ultimate Girls Trip any time soon. While speaking with the reality star on our Pay Attention Puh-Lease podcast, Heather shared why she’d forgo an “all-stars” experience.

“Never. It’s never happening,” Heather firmly stated on the podcast. “I think it’s a phenomenal idea and I am not judging it at all. It looks fun and I haven’t watched it yet … it’s just not my thing.” The 52-year-old explained how it’s “so hard” to deal with the drama of a regular season of Housewives, much less a Housewives mash-up. “At least, you know, with one group of people that I know and this is an authentic group that I have friendships with and relationships with is one thing, but to go off … I don’t know, it sounds like too much anxiety for me!”

Heather Dubrow in NYC (Mike Reed/ACE Pictures/Shutterstock)

Heather, who was on the show from Season 7 through 11, made her return to Season 16 much to fan excitement. When we asked whether or not she’d consider returning if she was asked back again, the podcaster noted that at this point in the game, she “couldn’t say,” but she certainly stays open. “I think we’ve made a really good season. I think the audience is going to be incredibly satisfied and it’s what I think they were asking for and in that way I think it’s great,” she shared.

“It’s a transitional season in the best way and it ends in a way that I’ve never ended a season before so I think it’s gonna be great,” she teased, also saying, “Ask me again in a few months!” about returning.

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Heather & Terry Dubrow (Chelsea Lauren/Shutterstock)

Heather returns for Season 16 along with Shannon Beador, who joined during Season 9 and Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson, who both joined for Season 13. Newcomers Noella Bergener and Jennifer Armstrong also join the cast to shake things up.

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Irina Shayk & Bradley Cooper Fuel Reconciliation Speculation At Premiere Of His New Movie

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Irina Shayk supported ex Bradley Cooper at the premiere of his film ‘Nightmare Alley,’ sparking speculation that the two are back together.

Irina Shayk gave a pinstripe suit a sexy update at the premiere of ex-boyfriend Bradley Cooper’s film Nightmare Alley in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 1. The model, 35, paired the black suit with plunging leather suspenders as she posed on the black carpet, once again sparking speculation that she and Bradley, 46, have reconciled following their 2019 split.

Irina Shayk attends the premiere of ‘Nightmare Alley’ in New York on December 1, 2021 (JUSTIN LANE/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock)

The model slicked her hair back and opted for a bold red lip for the evening, while Bradley — whom she shares daughter Lea, 4, with — looked dapper in a black suit. The former couple did not pose together at the premiere of the film, a 1940s crime thriller about an ambitious carny who has the talent of manipulating others. The movie is based on the 1946 novel of the same name by William Lindsay Gresham.

Bradley leads the ensemble cast as Stanton Carlisle. Rooney Mara, Cate Blanchett, Toni Collette, Willem Dafoe, and Richard Jenkins also star in the Guillermo del Toro-directed rendition, which serves as a remake of sorts of the 1947 film adaptation. At the premiere on Wednesday evening, Bradley told Entertainment Tonight that having Irina there was “very special.”

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Bradley Cooper attends the premiere of ‘Nightmare Alley’ in New York on December 1, 2021 (Stephen Lovekin/Shutterstock)

It’s unclear if the couple, who dated for four years prior to their split, are back together. However, the premiere isn’t the first time they’ve sparked reconciliation rumors. Ahead of Thanksgiving, Bradley and Irina were spotted strolling arm-in-arm in New York in mid-November. Following the sighting, a source told Page Six that the co-parents celebrated Thanksgiving together with Lea.

According to the outlet, the former couple and their daughter went to the ballet together for The Nutcracker, reportedly meeting up with Anne Hathaway and her husband Adam Schulman. “They looked very happy,” the source said. “Everybody was smiling and giggling.”

While generally private about her relationship and family, Irina offered rare comments about co-parenting while on the digital cover of ELLE‘s March issue: “I never understood the term co-parenting. When I’m with my daughter, I’m 100 percent a mother, and when she’s with her dad, he’s 100 percent her dad.” Irina also called Bradley the “most amazing dad.”

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Jonah Hill Rocks Bushy Beard & Long Hair As Jerry Garcia On Set Of ‘Grateful Dead’ Biopic — Photo

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Jonah Hill Rocks Bushy Beard & Long Hair As Jerry Garcia On Set Of ‘Grateful Dead’ Biopic — Photo

Jonah Hill was almost unrecognizable as he was seen dressed in a tie-dye hoodie and matching shorts while getting ready to portray Jerry Garcia in Martin Scorsese’s upcoming Grateful Dead biopic.

Jonah Hill, 37, is gearing up to take on the incredible role of Jerry Garcia from the Grateful Dead on the small screen and is already looking the part! The actor was photographed walking around the set of the upcoming biopic about the band, which is directed by Martin Scorsese, in West Hollywood, CA on Nov. 30, and looked a lot like the late singer with a bushy beard and long hair. He also wore a tie-dye hoodie and matching shorts by Camp High, which was clearly inspired by the 1960s era in which Jerry lived.

Jonah Hill on the set of the Grateful Dead biopic. (TheHollywoodFix.net / BACKGRID)

In addition to his shirt and shorts, Jonah wore tie-dye socks and Off-White x Nike Dunk Lows that appeared to be a tribute to their fashion designer Virgil Abloh, who died at the age of 41 a few days ago. He also puffed on a cigarette and looked relaxed as he gets ready to film what will definitely be a memorable flick.

The untitled Grateful Dead biopic will “chronicle the band’s formation in the Bay Area as the ’60s psychedelic counterculture movement started to take off,” according to Variety. The band was known for being one of the bands that catapulted the rise of psychedelic counterculture and toured the country with devoted fans known as Deadheads. Jerry, who struggled with heroin and cocaine addictions throughout his life, died of a heart attack at the age of 53 in 1995.

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Jerry Garcia on stage. (Bob Minkin/Shutterstock)

In addition to starring in the highly-anticipated film, Jonah will produce it with his company Strong Baby along with his producing partner Matt Dines. Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski of American Crime Story: The People vs. O.J. Simpson will write the script and surviving Grateful Dead members Bob Weir, Phil Lesh, Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann will executive produce it along with Jerry’s daughter Trixie Garcia, Eric Eisner and Bernie Cahill.

The movie is being developed by Apple and when asked about why he chose to direct it, Martin reportedly said, “The Grateful Dead were more than just a band. They were their own planet, populated by millions of devoted fans.”

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