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Janky Journey: Cable Cord Snaps On Amusement Park Slingshot Ride Just Before It Launches [Video] 

Amusement Park Ride Breaks Down On Passengers

Final Destination movies are nothing compared to cheating death in real life. Two Florida tourists are counting their lucky stars this week after facing quite a scare on a Cobra Adventure Amusement Park ride. On Saturday, the slingshot ride at the Front Beach Road park broke while two passengers were strapped in and about to ride.

Video footage shows the men strapped down on the Cobra ride as the employee gets ready to slingshot them into the air. The all of a sudden, the cord holding the ride snapped and ripped into shreds before the passengers even left the ground. Krissy Hurst, who recorded the viral footage, says the park did issue the men a refund and that the scare didn’t stop the men from hopping on the go-carts before they left

The slingshot ride was cancelled for the rest of the night, however, park officials say it’s back up and running now, and inspectors are coming out to check it. Be safe, though.

REPRESENT: TV One & CLEO TV Host Reception Honoring NABJ President Sarah Glover 

SARAH GLOVER at NABJ CONFERENCE

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TV One And CLEO TV Host Reception To Honor NABJ President Sarah Glover

Earlier this month, TV One and CLEO TV paid respect to a major figure in journalism at the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) Convention in Miami.

On Saturday, August 10, in partnership with Philo, TV One and CLEO TV honored Sarah Glover, the first two-term president in the history of the NABJ. A the REPRESENT cocktail reception, she was given a Legacy of Service Award for her excellent leadership, support and excellence in journalism. Notable leaders and top journalists were in attendance for Glover’s milestone achievement.

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Meanwhile, TV One/CLEO TV General Manager Michelle Rice was also featured on NABJ’s W.E.B. Dubois Plenary Panel “Intersection of Race, Culture and Entertainment.” It was moderated by Kelley Carter from ESPN’s The Undefeated, and it featured actor/activist Hill Harper, general manager for Aspire TV Melissa Ingram, movie producer Hadeel Reda and the 2019 Miss America Nia Franklin. The panel revolved around the impact of Spike Lee‘s Do The Right Thing, which made its debut 30 years ago, and how Black Americans are leveraging power to influence the entertainment industry.

The powerhouse weekend continued when TV One received the NABJ Salute to Excellence Award for its PR and marketing campaign for the original movie Behind the Movement. The flick starred Meta Golding, Roger Guenveur Smith and Isaiah Washington, and followed the civil rights leader Rosa Parks‘ role in launching the Montgomery Bus Boycott.

It was definitely a weekend of representing excellence!

Will You Be Watching?! Normani, Big Sean, H.E.R. & More Set To Perform At This Year’s VMAs 

Singer Normani Kordei Hamilton arrives at the World Premiere Of Disney's 'The Lion King' held at the Dolby Theatre on July 9, 2019 in Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Xavier Collin/Image Press Agency)

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Big Sean, A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., And Normani Will Perform At The VMAs

MTV announced on Wednesday that Big Sean featuring A$AP Ferg, H.E.R., Normani and Ozuna have been added to the lineup of performers for the 2019 MTV VMAs, which are set to air live from Newark, New Jersey on Monday, August 26 at 8:00 p.m.ET/PT.

Hosted by comedian Sebastian Maniscalco, the show will go down live at the Prudential Center. Music’s biggest stars will celebrate along with the fans as this year’s most iconic videos get their recognition alongside some electrifying performances, viral moments and a new, first-of-its-kind immersive fan experience.

As previously announced, Missy Elliott will be honored with the “Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award” and is set to hit the VMAs main stage for something seriously special. Additional performers include Bad Bunny, Camila Cabello, J Balvin, Jonas Brothers, Lil Nas X, Lizzo, Rosalía, Shawn Mendes, and Taylor Swift.

Nominees for Best New Artist include Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and H.E.R. Fans can vote for their “Best New Artist” choice here leading up to the broadcast and before the winner is revealed during the show.

Check out the full list of nominees for the 2019 VMAs here.

Will you be watching?!

Thicker Than Ponderosa Porridge: Megan Thee Stallion & Jordyn Woods Served Another Yammmazing Bawdy Buffet 

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Megan Thee Stallion & Jordyn Woods Melt Instagram (AGAIN)

This is officially a Megan Thee Stallion & Jordyn Woods stan site dedicated to uplifting the two baddest baddies-turned-besties who melted Instagram with another spectacular thirst trap that somehow made this already smoldering summer even hotter.

At this point, we’re absolutely geeked about Jordy & Meg’s baddie BFFship and can’t wait to see what pops off next.

Peep the Twitter hysteria over the latest Jordyn & Meg thirst trap on the flip.

#BossipMukbang: A ‘Get Out’ Story & 28 Inches Of Pizza Pandemonium [Video] 

Let’s get greedy!

#BOSSIPMukbang: Disastrous Dating Stories & 28-Inch Slices Of Pizza

Welcome to BOSSIP’s Mukbang! In this original series, we’re bringing you episodes infused with messy stories all mashed up with deliciously (messy) food.
We all know that the best stories from your life and relationship are shared over a good meal, so we (smartly) put those two together to deliver some viciously funny content. From the first date experience, all the way to marriage we got some victims guests to spill EVERYTHING—but their food.

For our Mukbangs, we’re sticking with the online craze of storytelling on camera with over the top meals but our guests are specifically dishing on dating. Their stories are just as juicy as the food they’re eating and in a twist, the BOSSIP staff is providing commentary on what we really think about our brave Mukbangers and their bizarre dating mishaps.

This time we chat with two friends who are having bad luck in the dating department. King and ShaKayla talk about their dating woes over 28-inch slices of pizza and allll the salad they can get their hands (not forks) on.

King apparently called the cops on some unsuspecting girl who seemed straight outta Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and ShaKayla had a text stalker who (clearly) didn’t have a job.

Be sure to look out for the gag meter as these two get into all this Italian goodness—we might’ve pushed things too far with these double-stuffed dinners.

 

Watch above!

And I, OOP! CNN Poll Shows Kamala Harris Taking 12-Point Drop Among Democrats From 17% To 5% 

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Kamala Harris Take Major Drop In CNN Poll

The road the White House just got a bit bumpier for Senator Kamala Harris if you listen to the pollsters tell it.

According to a CNN poll, Joe Biden has taken back a double-digit lead that it looked like he was beginning to squander. The former Veep currently holds the faith of 29% of Democrats queried, that’s up seven points from survey taken back in June. Biden’s closest competitor is Bernie Sanders who sits at 15% and Elizabeth Warren trials closely behind at 14%.

Simple math says that none of this is good for Senator Harris. Those points Biden gained didn’t come out of thin air, somebody’s political pockets had to get run.

CNN reports that Kamala Harris is down to a paltry 5% from a robust 17% back in the aforementioned June poll.

None of that is to say that Harris can’t find a way to regain some traction, but she needs to do something if she plans on being viable in this race through the end of the year

Yes Lordt! Actress Who Shot Her “HELLURRR” Shot At Tyler Perry Reportedly Lands Gig On His Show 

Premiere Of Tyler Perry's 'Good Deeds' - Red Carpet

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Actress Who Paid For Billboard Aimed At Tyler Perry Reportedly Lands Gig On His New Show

Let it be known…

If you say “Hellurrr” to Tyler Perry, he just might say “Hellurrr” back.

Actress Racquel Bailey is proving what can happen if you shoot your shot now that she might be popping up on a Tyler Perry production very soon.

According to TMZ, the women who paid for a billboard in Atlanta to catch Tyler Perry’s attention has now booked a gig for his upcoming show Sistas.

Initially, when Bailey put up the billboard that said she was Perry’s “next leading lady,” Perry scolded her, saying “This is not the way to get my attention if you’re looking for a role in one of my shows.”

However, TMZ sources say this very billboard helped Bailey land an audition with Mr. Perry. It didn’t hurt that he was already familiar with her work on The Night Of.

Sources say Bailey was casted in Perry’s BET show Sistas about two weeks ago. She reportedly shot her scenes last week in Atlanta, and she’ll appear in the finale of season one and possibly season two. She reportedly plays a police officer who had a past fling with one of the lead characters. Perry is said to have directed the episode that Bailey is acting in.

Bailey’s success story doesn’t seem to end here either. Sources tell TMZ that once Bailey’s billboard went viral, the actress was contacted by a number of casting directors and landed around 20 auditions, which led to two bookings even before Sistas.

Winning.

Um….Mr. Tyler Perry…..”Hellur, hellur, hellurrrrr!”

For The Naturalistas: Design Essentials Celebrates New Platinum Collection With Swanky Soiree 

Design Essentials

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Design Essentials Platinum Collection Product Launch

Design Essentials recently held a Platinum Experience in Atlanta attended by top hairstylists and influencers. The haircare brand hosted its Design Essentials’ Platinum Collection Product Launch over the weekend. Attendees included TV Host/Real Housewives hairstylist Derek Jae who posed for pics with the brand’s platinum swag bags.

Derek and other attendees of the Platinum Experience enjoyed posh design, tasty treats, craft cocktails, and luxury experiences.

Design Essentials

Source: via Design Essentials / Michele Marie PR

Design Essentials

Source: via Design Essentials / Michele Marie PR

The full Platinum Collection was specifically crafted free of parabens, sulfates, and phthalates to appeal to the growing naturalista consumer and stylists. The full collection launch is available at online retailers and will be released in JC Penny’s in the fall.

Design Essentials

Source: via Design Essentials / Michele Marie PR

See more from Design Essentials’ Platinum Collection Product Launch on the flip.

What In The Gypsy Rose? Mom Who Put Her Healthy Son Through 13 Unnecessary Surgeries Pleads Guilty 

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Texas Mom Pleads Guilty After Subjecting Her Son To Unnecessary Surgeries

A mother in Texas mom admitted to putting her healthy son through medical procedures he didn’t actually need, including 13 major surgeries.

35-year-old Kaylene Bowen began bringing her son, Christopher, to unnecessary doctors’ appointments when he was only 11 days old, officials said. Eventually, his care included more than 320 hospital and doctors’ visits.

By the time the child reached 8-years-old, he had undergone more than a dozen major surgeries and was even confined to a wheelchair, according to prosecutors. Authorities allege that Bowen committed crimes that appeared to fit the description of Munchausen syndrome by proxy, a disorder in which a caregiver lies or exaggerates a child’s medical symptoms to get attention.

If you’re familiar with the story of Gypsy Rose Blanchard, then you already know exactly what’s going on here.

Bowen plead guilty on Thursday in a Dallas County court to recklessly causing injury to her son, who is now 10 years old, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. He is no longer confined to a wheelchair.

Over the years, Bowen had launched fundraisers for the Christopher, claiming that he was dying from a rare genetic disorder and had cancer, the newspaper reported. The boy was removed from Bowen’s care in 2017 when Dallas hospital staff reported to Child Protective Services that he didn’t have cancer or many of the other symptoms that his mother insisted he had.

Christopher’s father, who now has custody of the child, responded on Friday to Bowen’s plea in the case.

“I am happy that she decided to do the right thing. Eventually, the lies had to stop,” the boy’s father, Ryan Crawford, told the Star-Telegram. “Now, hopefully, those who thought a mother could never do this to their child will see evil does exist.”

If convicted, Kaylene Bowen faces up to 20 years in prison. She’s set to be sentenced on October 11.

A Lil’ Positivity: Russell Westbrook Launches Green Tech Program To Teach Youngins’ Digital Work Skills 

Oklahoma City Thunder v Brooklyn Nets

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Russell Westbrook Launches Green Tech Program Providing Digital Work Skills For At-Risk Youth

 

The LA Conservation Corps announces the launch of Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program (WBGT), a positive initiative developed by a partnership between NBA superstar Russell Westbrook’s Why Not? Foundation and LA philanthropist Chad Brownstein.

Russell Westbrook Why Not? Basketball Camp

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The program, for young adults in the area, will provide digital skill training for green tech job opportunities to 500 Corpsmembers in Los Angeles, exposing Corpsmembers to achievable career paths and provide technology related tools and education.

“It means a lot to me to partner with Chad and the LA Conversation Corps on this new project. As a kid who grew up here in LA, I know how important it is to feel supported and empowered by the community. By helping to provide these resources my hope is that the youth will be able to see how bright their future can be and expand the vision of what they think they’re capable of” said Westbrook.

The launch of the Westbrook/Brownstein Green Tech Program took place Monday, August 19, 2019 at 9:30 AM at the LA Conservation Corps’ John Van de Kamp Center, with both Westbrook and Brownstein participating in a tour of the facilities.

Hear Her Clearly: Rapsody Talks New Album ‘Eve’, Jermaine Dupri’s Headazz, And Supporting Sudan [Video] 

The Breakfast Club Interviews Rapsody

Rapsody sat down with the world’s most dangerous morning show, The Breakfast Club, to talk about her new album Eve.

In addition to the music, Rap addressed some disrespectful comments made by RapRadar’s Brian “B.Dot” Miller, her reaction to Jermaine Dupri’s thoughts on today’s women rappers, and also the subsequent support she received from Cardi B and the Bardi gang

Rap also drops a CRAZY piece of hip-hop trivia that we damn sure never heard before!

Press play below to see it all.

Can’t wait to hear what Rap and 9th Wonder cooked up for us this go-round. Eve drops August 23!

The Breakfast Club: Snoop Dogg Talks Death Row Stories, Jay-Z’s NFL Deal, Nipsey Hussle & More [Video] 

Snoop Dogg on The Breakfast Club

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Snoop Dogg Stops By The Breakfast Club To Discuss His Latest Project

The legend himself, Snoop Dogg, stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning to talk about his brand new album, I Wanna Thank Me.

Fresh off receiving his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, Snoop tells stories about his old days at death row and even talks forgiving Suge Knight. The rapper also gives his thoughts on Jay-Z’s controversial deal with the NFL, his favorite memories with Nipsey Hussle, and more.

Peep Snoop’s full Breakfast Club interview down below:

 

Swirl Undone: Fans Speculate After Seemingly Perfect Interracial Youtube Couple Jamie And Nikki Perkins Split 

2017 BET Awards - Arrivals

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Popular Interracial YouTube Couple Mysteriously Calls It Quits

Viewers of youtube power couple Jamie and Nikki Perkins are trying to figure out why the pair has abruptly called it quits.

The seemingly perfect married folks are known for posting vlogs of their life with two adorable children. Their channel blew up after posting up their wedding video 6 years ago. They’ve amassed over 1.8 million subscribers on the platform. After posting consistently a few times a week, the married folks abruptly stopped producing videos around two months.

This week, Jamie and Nikki posted separate statements on their Instagram stories, along with a text-only video on their shared YouTube channel confirming they’re indeed done.

We might not be super familiar with them, but their fans are in complete shambles over the split.

Hit the flip to see how else folks are speculating over their separation.

Stand Up, STOOPID: Mother Immaturely Melts Down At Gender Reveal Party Over News She’s Having A Girl [Video] 

Mother get mad, upset, angry at gender reveal party because she's having a girl

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Mother Mad At Gender Reveal Over News She’s Having A Girl

Just when you think you’ve seen it all.

Gender reveal parties are trendy. It’s a nice way to gather friends and family for a special photo and video op that can be shared on social media. Lots of times, if your reveal is creative enough, it goes viral.

Well, this mother posted her gender reveal video on social media and she’s going viral for being completely immature after the surprise. Apparently, IG user @siddityz__ aka Izaria didn’t want to have a girl and that’s exactly what she’s having. Scroll down to see how she breaks down into tears after seeing pink matter at her gender reveal celebration.

SMH, do you think she’s genuinely upset like this of putting on for cameras?

Previous Lives: A History Of People Jay-Z And Beyonce (ALLEGEDLY) Dated Before Meeting Each Other 

Beyonce and Jay Z attend London Lion King Premiere

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Jay-Z And Beyonce’s Previous Relationships

Jay-Z and Beyonce have seemingly been together since the dawn of time. They have been dating and/or married pretty much for the whole 21st century and will stay together forever at this rate. They’ve been together so long that the rest of the world forgets that they ever dated anyone else.

Well, we’re here to remind you of all the RUMORED and ALLEGED flings they had on their own. Take a look at the history of single Jay and Bey: