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Geraldo Rivera apologizes to Bette Midler after groping allegations

[ad_1] Fox News correspondent Geraldo Rivera apologized on Friday to Bette Midler after she accused him earlier this week of drugging and groping her in the 1970s. "Although I recall the time @BetteMidler has alluded to much differently than she, that does not change the fact that she has a right to speak out & demand an apology from me, for in the very least, publically [sic] embarrassing her all those years ago," Rivera wrote on Twitter. "Bette, I apologize." Midler has not publicly responded to Rivera's apology. A representative for her...

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NBC News chair: Lauer allegations show ‘we must do a better job’

[ad_1] With the network still reeling over the firing of one of its biggest stars, NBC News chairman Andy Lack acknowledged in a memo on Friday that the sexual misconduct allegations against Matt Lauer exposed organizational failures. "Many of you have asked what we are doing to learn as much as we can about the circumstances around Matt Lauer's appalling behavior, why this was able to happen, and why it wasn't reported sooner," Lack said. "This week we saw that when an employee comes forward to...

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Tiffany Haddish Care Mentally Ill Mom Despite Abuse

[ad_1] 2017 is definitely Tiffany Haddish‘s year. Not only was she the breakout star in the summer hit Girls Trip, she made history this fall on Saturday Night Live and dropped her first cable stand-up show on Showtime. While she is prepping for a slew of new movies to come out next year, she is also planning to drop her memoir, The Last Black Unicorn. As to be expected, in her upcoming book, she is keeping it 100. According to PEOPLE, who received an exclusive first look, it’s pretty clear that the 37-year-old star has come a long way, admitting that she was abused by...

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Attorney To Discuss Embattled Conyers’ Health & Plans

[ad_1] DETROIT (AP) — The lawyer for U.S. Rep. John Conyers says he’ll discuss the congressman’s health and future plans at a news conference later Friday. Attorney Arnold Reed’s announcement comes as the 88-year-old Democratic lawmaker faces sexual harassment allegations from former staff members and a day after Conyers was admitted to a hospital because he was feeling lightheaded. At least four House Democrats have said Conyers should resign, including Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and fellow Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee. Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has also urged Conyers to step down. Conyers has denied any wrongdoing. Reed has said that Conyers has...

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US Wants ‘Pharma Bro’ Shkreli To Forfeit $2M Wu-Tang Album

[ad_1] NEW YORK (AP) — The government wants to seize Martin Shkreli’s one-of-a-kind Wu-Tang Clan album. The recording that Shkreli has boasted he bought for $2 million is on a list of assets that prosecutors argue the jailed former pharmaceutical CEO should forfeit after his conviction earlier this year in a securities fraud scheme involving two failed hedge funds. In a letter filed this week in Brooklyn federal court, prosecutors told a judge that Shkreli is on the hook for $7.3 million. The 34-year-old “should be held financially responsible and forfeit this amount as it was obtained by him as a result of...

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Black Celebrity Birthdays: December | Black America Web

[ad_1] It’s finally December! Take a look at some of your favorite Black celebrities birthdays! December 1: Janelle Monae Zoe Kravitz The late Richard Pryor December 4:  Tyra Banks Jay-Z Lauren London December 5 Little Richard Mi’Chele Paule Patton December 8 Nicki Minaj December 10  The Late Michael Clarke Duncan Teyanna Taylor Raven Symone December 11 Mos Def Jermaine Jackson Mo’Nique December 12 Regina Hall Dionne Warwick Sheila E. December 13 NeNe Leakes Jamie Foxx December 18 Cicely Tyson Angie Stone December 19 Tyson Beckford December 21 Samuel L. Jackson December 22 Jordin Sparks December 24 Lee Daniels December 28 Denzel Washington John Legend December 29 Mekhi Phifer December 30: LeBron James Tiger Woods Tyrese Andra Day Laila Ali December 31: Gabby Douglas   Like BlackAmericaWeb.com on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter and Instagram Black Celebrity Birthdays: December 37 photos Launch gallery 1. Janelle Monae (Dec 1) 1 of 37 2. Zoe Kravitz (Dec 1) 2 of 37 3. Tyra Banks (Dec 4) 3 of 37 4. Jay-Z...

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Who Is Teairra Mari’s New Boyfriend

[ad_1] Source: Estevan Oriol / Getty Singer Teairra Mari’s troubled relationships have been highly documented on reality show ‘Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood.’ From her messy love triangle with Ray J and Princess Love in the early days of ‘LHH:H,’ to her latest stint with now incarcerated fellow co-star Cisco, Mari’s romantic life was looking less than optimistic—until now. The former ‘Princess of the Roc’ has been posting her new mystery beau on Snapchat, and the pair seems to be totally in love. Way to take back your music and your love life, girl! One video with the glowing new couple was captioned, ‘love...

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Forgotten Black Scholar Celebrated With University Of Chicago Statue

[ad_1] The University of Chicago has remembered one of its own with a touching tribute. Dr. Georgiana Simpson, the school’s first African-American female Ph.D. graduate in the early 1900s, was honored with a statue Tuesday, CBS Chicago reported. The life-sized bronze bust is the first of its kind on campus. Simpson’s story had been overlooked by current students and administrators. Much of the scholar’s history was overshadowed by a sea of White male faces that lined the university’s dining hall, known as “White Men Only” hall, according to the report. However, students sought change and a proper commemoration of Simpson as well as her unprecedented...

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Top Republican Claims Enough Votes For Senate OK Of Tax Bill

[ad_1] WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans steamed toward passage of a $1.4 trillion tax bill Friday, overcoming eleventh-hour hitches in their drive to deliver a major legislative accomplishment to President Donald Trump by Christmas. “We have the votes,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said after a closed-door meeting of Republican senators. One prior holdout, Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., announced that he would support the bill. And another, Sen. Susan Collins, came close. The Maine Republican said she won an agreement to add a deduction for local property taxes. Still, Collins was coy about whether she ultimately would vote for the bill. Smiling, Collins said, “I’m...

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Beyonce Featured On Ed Sheeran’s Remix Of ‘Perfect’

[ad_1] After teasing the collaboration on Instagram Thursday morning, Ed Sheeran dropped his remix of Perfect on Friday, with the addition of Beyonce on the second verse. After Sheeran sings the first verse and chorus, Beyonce comes in with the same lyrics – only changing the gender to a female perspective. “Well I found a man/ Stronger than anyone I know/ He shares my dreams,” she begins. “I hope that someday we’ll share our home/ I found a love/ To carry more than just my secrets/ To carry love/ To carry children of our own.” Later she sings, “Be your girl, you’ll be my...

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