Morgan Freeman blamed for granddaughter’s death by killers mother

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Morgan Freeman blamed for granddaughter’s death by killers mother

In an emotional sentencing of the man who killed Morgan Freeman’s granddaughter, the defendant’s family screamed that it was all the famed “Shawshank Redemption” actor’s fault, alleging that he sexually abused the victim when she was younger.

“Morgan Freeman molested her and he caused this. He did this,” Lamar Davenport’s mother yelled to a reporter as she was ushered out of court for shouting to her son when Justice Ellen Biben handed down a 20-year sentence.

“He’s innocent! It was an accident!” she insisted.

The allegations of an affair between Freeman and his step-granddaughter E’Dena Hines were made by the defense during Davenport’s murder trial in Manhattan Supreme Court.Freeman has strongly denied the allegations.

Davenport was convicted of stabbing Hines, who was his girlfriend, more than 25 times Aug. 16, 2015, on West 162nd Street.

He was in the throes of a PCP-induced rage when he slaughtered Hines in full view of neighbors and pedestrians.

In a partial win for the defense, Davenport was found guilty of the lesser included charge of manslaughter. He waived a jury trial, leaving his fate entirely in the hands of Biben.

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Cardi B, Camila Cabello, and Post Malone among 2019 Grammy Awards performers

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Cardi B, Camila Cabello, and Post Malone among 2019 Grammy Awards performers

The lineup for the biggest night in music has officially been unveiled!

The Recording Academy announced Thursday that Cardi B, Camila Cabello, Dan + Shay, Post Malone, Shawn Mendes, Janelle Monáe, and Kacey Musgraves are among the first group of performers for the 61st annual Grammy Awards.

Those taking the stage are also the night’s nominees, with Cardi B up for Record Of The Year for “I Like It” and Album Of The Year and Best Rap Album for Invasion of Privacy. The rapper is also up for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance with Maroon 5 for “Girls Like You” and Best Rap Performance for “Be Careful.” Cabello earned two nominations for Best Pop Solo Performance for “Havana” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Camila.

First-time nominees Dan + Shay will compete for Best Country Duo/Group Performance for “Tequila” while another Grammy newcomer Post Malone received four nods, including Album Of The Year for Beerbongs & Bentleys. Musgraves is also in the running for four prizes, including Album of the Year for Golden Hour.

Mendes will vie for Song Of The Year for “In My Blood” and Best Pop Vocal Album for Shawn Mendes. Monáe received two nods for Album Of The Year for Dirty Computer and Best Music Video for “Pynk.”

Hosted by Alicia Keys, the event will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Feb. 10, airing live on CBS.

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Paris Jackson Checks Into a Treatment Facility

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Paris Jackson Checks Into a Treatment Facility
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – APRIL 08: Paris Jackson attends The Daily Front Row’s 4th Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards at Beverly Hills Hotel on April 8, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Paris Jackson is seeking treatment to improve her “emotional health,” People magazine is reporting.

“After a busy year of work engagements that took her all over the globe, Paris decided that she needed to take some time off to reboot, realign and prioritize her physical and emotional health,” a source close to the 20-year-old daughter of the late Michael Jackson tells People.

“She checked herself into a treatment facility to aid in her wellness plan and is looking forward to coming out of this revitalized and ready to tackle the exciting new projects that await her,” the source added.

Through the years, Paris has been open about her battle with depression and anxiety.

In 2013, Paris was hospitalized after attempting suicide. Paris later admitted she attempted suicide a number of times during an interview with Rolling Stone in 2017.

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Travis Scott spoke with Kaepernick before confirming Super Bowl gig

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Travis Scott spoke with Kaepernick before confirming Super Bowl gig

News that Travis Scott would be performing with Maroon 5 at the Super Bowl first leaked out in December, but three weeks passed before the performance was officially announced. That announcement only came after Scott announced that he and the NFL would donate $500,000 to the nonprofit social justice organization Dream Corps. The move was clearly intended to blunt the criticism Maroon 5 and particularly Scott had received for performing at the game, due largely to the league’s treatment of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who has essentially been banished from professional football for taking a knee during the pre-game performances of the national anthem, a move many feel is based in racism.

Scott and Kaepernick had at least one phone conversation before the rapper confirmed his Super Bowl appearance, sources tell Variety. A source close to Scott said that while the two did not necessarily agree, they emerged from the conversation with mutual respect and understanding, with the rapper taking the stance that everyone makes a statement in their own way and he felt that the money going toward Dream Corps, combined with the platform provided by the Super Bowl, will do some good. The source also said that Scott would not confirm his performance until the donation was locked in.

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Tim Tebow gets engaged to girlfriend Demi-Leigh

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Tim Tebow is engaged to his former Miss Universe girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters.

The former NFL quarterback reportedly proposed on Wednesday at his family’s farm in Florida.

According to PEOPLE, Tim, 31, got down on one knee by a lake during a sunset stroll and Demi-Leigh said yes. 

‘I am usually very private with these things but I am very thankful.’

The former Philadelphia Eagles quarterback is known for being a devout Christian, and has said he is saving himself for marriage.

Tim presented the pageant beauty with a 7.25-carat solitaire ring while telling his wife-to-be, ‘This ring is internally flawless, just like you.’

The 23-year old beauty is from South Africa but now lives in New York.

After the proposal, as a touching surprise organised by Tim, South African singer Matthew Mole appeared and serenaded the couple with their favorite song The Wedding Song.

Tim had secretly flown Demi-Leigh’s family over from South Africa to be there for the special moment. They joined his family to watch the proposal from a distance so Demi-Leigh wouldn’t suspect anything.

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James Gandolfini remembered at ‘Sopranos’ reunion dinner

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James Gandolfini remembered at ‘Sopranos’ reunion dinner

At a dinner after Wednesday night’s big “Sopranos” reunion for the 20th anniversary of the show’s premiere, Michael Imperioli gave a toast to the show’s late star, James Gandolfini.

At the Del Posto gathering, hosted by HBO chair Richard Plepler, the cast stood as Imperioli said, “Jim, this is for you. Salute.”

Plepler told the group — including Gandolfini’s on-screen family, Edie Falco, Jamie-Lynn Sigler and Robert Iler, plus Lorraine Bracco, Tony Sirico, Vincent Pastore, Steven Van Zandt and others — “HBO would not be HBO without ‘The Sopranos.’ We still have the posters on the walls for a reason.”

Gandolfini’s son, Michael, was gifted a “Sopranos” letterman jacket.

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Margot Robbie to star as Barbie in live-action Mattel movie

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Margot Robbie to star as Barbie in live-action Mattel movie

Margot Robbie is allegedly attached to a live-action movie about Mattel’s famous Barbie doll. She will apparently play Barbie, though there is no word on the plot.

The movie was supposed to star Amy Schumer and film in June of last year, but Schumer had to drop out, as did Anne Hathaway later. In Schumer’s version, Barbie gets kicked out of her perfect world for not being perfect enough.

Mattel is hoping that the movie will spark toy sales again. Barbies have dropped in popularity, and Mattel’s stock prices have hit a 10-year low. Last year they expected to make profits of $913 million, and instead had a loss of $418 million.

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