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Did Actress Leah Remini Catch Her Husband Cheating During A Prank Phone Call??

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Ellen DeGeneres shocked her talk show audience when she seemingly caught Leah Remini’s husband cheating on her on air.

Ellen discovered the “affair” when she decided to give Leah’s husband, Angelo Pagan, a ring during the show. DeGeneres explained to the audience that she and Remini were going to prank call Pagan to get revenge for a prank he had recently played on his wife. According to Leah, Angelo was on a business trip and staying in a hotel (bet you can see where this going).

Leah proved to be a terrible prank caller — her brilliant plan was for Ellen to ask Angelo random questions about his hotel in a silly voice. However, things got interesting when Angelo didn’t pick up the phone. Instead the audience heard a woman’s voice, and Remini grabbed the phone from DeGeneres while shouting an expletive.

“What the f***! Who is this?” she asked.

“This is Tiffany. Who’s this?” the woman responded.

Leah informed Tiffany that she was Angelo’s wife, and Tiffany could be heard questioning Angelo in the background.

“You’re married?” she asked.

You can check out the exchange below. As you can see, the prank call actually ends up being a prank on The Ellen DeGeneres Show viewers — the audience’s awkward silence is soon broken by the sound of bells, and DeGeneres and Remini start to giggle.

According to the Mirror, some Ellen Show viewers didn’t get the joke. Leah Remini later took to Twitter to inform her worried fans that Angelo Pagan isn’t cheating on her. She explained that the “affair” discovery was just a set-up to surprise her lucky audience with gifts worth hundreds of dollars.

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At least Leah Remini was in on the cheating stunt. As Nicki Minaj recently found out, sometimes Ellen prefers to amuse her audience by pranking her unsuspecting guests.

Ellen DeGeneres might as well change her name to Ellen Be-Generous during the holidays — she’s one of the most giving talk show hosts when it comes to the free stuff that her audience members get. Each year she celebrates “12 Days of Giveaways” by giving her studio audience fantastic freebies like gift cards and electronics.

Ellen DeGeneres is such a giver that she even brought her generosity to the Conan audience. According to the Hollywood Reporter, DeGeneres made a surprise appearance on Conan O’Brien’s late night show, and she chastised O’Brien for not giving away enough free stuff to his audience. You can see how she makes up for Conan’s Grinch-iness in the video below.

Ellen DeGeneres might not be the best prankster, but she sure is good at playing Santa Claus (who wouldn’t want a pair of Jon Hamm’s used basketball shorts?).

Source: Inquisitr

CONFIRMED: Brandy Makes A TOTALLY Unexpected Announcement! Is A Talk Show In The Midst?

CONFIRMED: Brandy Makes A TOTALLY Unexpected Announcement! Is A Talk Show In The Midst?

Brandy may be known for having awesome records and bringing her comedic acting A-game on such shows as Moesha and The Game, but we can’t forget that this little lady also had a couple stints in reality TV first in 2002 and again in 2011. But will Brandy make yet another return to the reality TV?

In a recent chat with The Brandy Blog,the “Boy Is Mine” singer answered several candid questions from fans, including whether she was returning toTV in a reality TV show with her brother,Love & Hip Hop Hollywood star Ray J. Her answer?

“We gon’ see. I don’t know. I don’t know, I’m still… reality for me is still on the fence. I’m gonna be honest with you, when a camera gets in front of me and it’s for a reality setting, I freeze up, I honestly freeze up. And I don’t know if that’s for me, honestly. I don’t know if that’s my lane. For me, what’s in my lane, or what’s in the cards for me is my own television show. My own TV show in comedy, in acting, or in camera audience. That’s what I want, that’s my dream, and that’s what’s actually happening for me.”

 Wait, did Brandy just say she’s getting her own talk show? When the singer was asked to clarify, she said, “I’m developing it,” and later added that a network was “absolutely” interested, but she could say no more.
Source:  Dallasblack.com

Judge: 14- Year Old George Stinney, Shouldn’t Have Been Executed in SC, 1944

Judge: 14- Year Old George Stinney, Shouldn't Have Been Executed in SC


COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — More than 70 years after South Carolina sent a 14-year-old black boy to the electric chair in the killings of two white girls in a segregated mill town, a judge threw out his conviction, saying the state committed a great injustice.

George Stinney was arrested, convicted of murder in a one-day trial and executed in 1944 — all in the span of about three months and without an appeal. The speed in which the state meted out justice against the youngest person executed in the United States in the 20th century was shocking and extremely unfair, Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen wrote in her ruling Wednesday.

“I can think of no greater injustice,” Mullen wrote.

The two girls, ages 7 and 11, had been beaten badly in the head in the town of Alcolu in Clarendon County, about 45 miles southeast of Columbia. A search by dozens of people found their bodies. Investigators arrested Stinney, saying witnesses saw him with the girls as they picked flowers. He was kept him from his parents, and authorities later said he confessed.

His supporters said he was a small, frail boy so scared that he said whatever he thought would make the authorities happy. They said there was no physical evidence linking him to the death. His executioners noted the electric chair straps didn’t fit him, and an electrode was too big for his leg.

In January, Mullen heard testimony during a two-day hearing. Most of the evidence from the original trial was gone and almost all the witnesses were dead. It took Mullen nearly four times as long to issue her ruling as it took in 1944 to go from arrest to execution.

Stinney’s case has long been whispered in civil rights circles in South Carolina as an example of how a black person could be railroaded by a justice system during the Jim Crow era where the investigators, prosecutors and juries were all white.



Source:  BET

Teresa & Joe Giudice Allegedly Raided! Federal Agents Swarm Giudice Home, Seizing Cash & Xmas Gifts

Teresa & Joe Giudice Allegedly Raided! Federal Agents Swarm Giudice Home, Seizing Cash & Xmas Gifts


Christmas just got a whole lot bleaker for the Giudice family. RadarOnline.com has exclusively learned that federal officials raided Joe& Teresa‘s New Jersey mansion this week, seizing property to satisfy the couple’s outstanding restitution after they had failed to set-up a payment plan.

A source close to the situation told Radar, “Plasma televisions, expensive jewelry, cash, and even the kids’Christmas presents were taken.”

“Teresa was home and was absolutely stunned by the raid,” the insider said. “She had no clue they were coming. She was absolutely hysterical, and begging them not to take the girls’ Christmas presents.”

But her plea fell on deaf ears. What’s more, agents were in for a surprise too. Said the source, “A large amount of cash was found in the wine cellar.”

The raid came after the Real Housewives of New Jersey couple failed to “submit any payment plan for the outstanding $214,000 they owe in restitution,” the insider said. “As such, prosecutors were eager to get the property seized.”

“The property will now be auctioned off with the money going into a trust account. If there is any money left over, it would go to paying creditors in their bankruptcy, in which they owe $14.3 million,” the insider explained.

The source said, “This all could have been avoided if Teresa had simply submitted a proposed plan to pay off the restitution. Yet, Teresa chose to once again thumb her nose at the law, and was ignoring it.”

And this time, she’s not the only victim.

Said the source, “She is absolutely devastated that there won’t be any Christmas presents for their girls.”

The convicted felon will begin serving her fifteen month prison sentence on January 5.   Giudice’s rep didn’t immediately respond to request for comment.

A rep for Giudice said, “There is no truth to this rumor.” A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney’s office would not confirm or deny the incident took place.



Source: RadarOnline.


Father, 38, Is Arrested For ‘Killing Daughter, Eight, Who Died As He Sexually Abused Her


A father who pleaded with the public for help finding his eight-year-old daughter after she went missing in September has been arrested for killing her.

Hiawayi Robinson, who was found dead behind an abandoned building in Prichard, Alabama two days after she went missing, died as she was being sexually abused by her father, authorities said.

Hiawatha Robinson, 38, was arrested on charges of first-degree sodomy and murder on Tuesday afternoon, and if convicted, he faces up to life in prison for each charge.

‘The facts will show that while engaging in sodomy in the first degree, Hiawatha Robinson Jr. caused the death of Hiawayi Robinson,’ Mobile County District Attorney Ashley Rich said while announcing the charges at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

In Alabama, the charge means someone is accused of engaging in ‘deviant sexual intercourse’ with someone under the age of 12, AL.com reported.

‘Deviant sexual intercourse is defined in the law of the state of Alabama as sexual gratification involving the sexual organs of one person and the mouth or the anus of another person,’ Rich said.

Rich would not say whether the alleged abuse by the father had been ongoing, Al.com reported.

He was booked into the Mobile County Metro Jail around 12.50 p.m. on Tuesday.

Authorities had searched his home in October and then his girlfriend’s home, although they would not elaborate on what they found. Rich said she did not expect any additional arrests in the case.

It comes exactly three months after Hiawayi was reported missing on September 16.

Her father had claimed she had returned to his home after school to change before heading out to her aunt’s house – but she never arrived.

After she was reported missing, the authorities and the community searched for her, and her parents, who are separated, appeared on television to appeal for information.

‘I’m going through pain,’ Robinson told Fox10 as he stood beside her mother, Yosha Populus.

 She’s out there. Her daddy gonna find out what going on
Hiawatha Robinson during interview before Hiawayi’s body was found

‘I’ve been up for the last 24 hours, I’ve been up all night searching for her – ain’t had anything to eat, anything to drink, I ain’t going to stop until it’s over with – until she’s in her home. That’s all I want, that’s all I ask for.’

When asked what he thought might have happened to her, he said: ‘Nothing.’

‘I don’t believe nothing happened to her,’ he said. ‘I believe she’s out there. She’s out there. They just need to let her come home. Her daddy gonna find out what the f*** going on.’

Her mother also pleaded for information as she stood beside the girl’s father.

After the arrest was announced, Populus’s godfather, Kourney Adams, told Al.com: ‘She’s been praying it wouldn’t be him.’

But he added that they were thankful that finally someone has been arrested.

‘We thought they had given up,’ he said. ‘Thank you to the FBI and the Mobile and the city of Prichard for doing their job.’

State Representative Napoleon Bracy, who helped search for Hiawayi, expressed his shock.

‘He came out there saying he wanted to volunteer to help look for her,’ he said. ‘He came out there and acted like he was trying to help us search for her, and he knew the community was hurting.



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