Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington has committed suicide … CrewLove has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us the singer hanged himself at a private residence in Palos Verdes Estates in L.A. County. His body was discovered Thursday just before 9 AM.
Chester was married with 6 children from 2 wives.
The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.
Chester was very close with Chris Cornell, who himself committed suicide by hanging in May. Today would have been Cornell’s 53rd birthday. Chester wrote an open letter to Chris on the day of Chris’ suicide.
Cornell’s wife, Vicky, tweeted out a message following the news of Chester’s death, saying, “Just when I thought my heart couldn’t break any more … I love you T.”
The band has had a string of hits over the years, including “Faint,” “In the End” and “Crawling.” Linkin Park crossed music genres, collaborating with Jay-Z.
A Nevada parole board has granted O.J. Simpson parole. Simpson was sentenced in 2008 to up to 33 years in prison for kidnapping, armed robbery and assault with a deadly weapon in a 2007 incident that unfolded in a Las Vegas hotel room. He could be released as early as October.
(Original story posted at 2:44 p.m. ET from CNN)
A Nevada parole board is deliberating whether to release O.J. Simpson from prison after the former NFL star apologized, said he was a model prisoner, and promised that he’d have no conflicts if released.
“I’ve done my time,” he said. “I’ve done it as well and as respectfully as I think anyone can.”
Simpson has served nine years of a nine-to-33-year sentence for an armed robbery and kidnapping in Las Vegas in 2007. Now 70, Simpson appeared alert, engaged, and quick to smile, letting out a hearty laugh when Parole Board Chairman Connie Bisbee accidentally said he was aged 90.
“I feel like it,” he said, laughing.
Still, at the parole hearing, he deflected responsibility for that Vegas crime and said he was misled by associates around him, who he said then turned on him in court.
“Unfortunately, they got a get-out-of-jail-free card when they said ‘O.J. told me (to do it),'” Simpson said. “Nothing I can do about that.”
Four members of the parole board are now deliberating. If their vote is not unanimous, two other board members will be asked to vote. Simpson must win a majority of the vote to be released.
Thursday’s parole hearing follows renewed interest in Simpson’s story, which was explored last year in the award-winning documentary “O.J.: Made in America” and the FX true-crime drama “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
Simpson is best known for his infamous 1995 acquittal in the grisly slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman in what was called the “trial of the century.”
Though it’s been 22 years since that not guilty verdict, the murder trial’s themes of criminal justice and race, trust in police, celebrity and domestic violence remain remarkably resonant in modern culture.
Say it ain’t so! A new video on July 19 seems to show Kevin Hart getting close with a young brunette. Is he cheating on his pregnant wife Eniko Parrish?
We REALLY hope this is just a misunderstanding. A new video surfaced on July 19 that seemed to show comedian Kevin Hart, 38, allegedly getting cozy with a hot brunette outside of his hotel in Miami on July 18 around 5 am. The problem? He has a pregnant wife, Eniko Parrish, 32, at home waiting for him. Yikes!
A source reports that Kevin spent more than 20 minutes hanging out with the woman in a Lexus. At one point, he allegedly climbed into the passenger seat with her to get closer! “It’s obvious they were up to no good,” said their source. “She kept looking over her shoulder and Kevin was pop-eyed when another guest walked by.” The outlet claims that Kevin had been partying with the girl at LIV nightclub, celebrating his birthday. “With his wife at home pregnant, Kevin’s behavior is way out of line,” another source told Radar. “His friends are in total shock. It’s disgusting that Kevin is doing this to her.”
Though the source reports that Kevin was “hooking up” with the girl, the duo doesn’t seem to be kissing or anything inappropriate in the video. it could be completely innocent! However, Kevin’s ex-wife Torrei Hart did reveal that Kevin cheated on her with Eniko, who he married in 2009. The couple announced they they’re expecting a child together in May, just two months before the shocking video was released. We really hope that this is all a misunderstanding, and that Kevin is not cheating on his wife, but we guess we’ll just have to wait and see!
Former Vice President Joe Biden’s youngest son is in a romantic relationship with his sister-in-law and the widow of Beau Biden, the vice president’s older son who died in 2015 after a prolonged fight with brain cancer.
“Hallie and I are incredibly lucky to have found the love and support we have for each other in such a difficult time, and that’s been obvious to the people who love us most. We’ve been so lucky to have family and friends who have supported us every step of the way,” he said in the statement.
And former Vice President Joe Biden said in a statement to the Post that both he and his wife have given their blessing to the relationship.
A Biden family associate confirms Hunter and Kathleen Biden are no longer together and that Hunter is indeed involved in a romantic relationship with his sister-in-law.
Hunter and Kathleen Biden have three daughters. Hallie Biden has two children with Beau Biden, who served as Delaware’s attorney general from 2007 to 2015.
The former vice president, who is now splitting his time between institutes at the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Delaware, said that he and his wife are “lucky that Hunter and Hallie found each other as they were putting their lives together again after such sadness.”
“They have mine and Jill’s full and complete support and we are happy for them,” Joe Biden said in the statement to the Post.
Beau Biden’s death devastated the Biden family and the pain, Joe Biden has said, made it near impossible for him to run for president in 2016.
“No one should ever seek the presidency unless they’re able to devote their whole heart and soul and passion into just doing that,” Biden told ABC News last year. “Beau was my soul. I just wasn’t ready to be able to do that. My one regret is my Beau’s not here. I don’t have any other regrets.”
Video of a controversial and violent arrest of a Baltimore teenage has stirred anger in the community. During the arrest, two Baltimore County officers used force to detain 16-year-old Alonzo Cox.
The unnamed 14-year-old girl told police she was in an argument with another girl when Cox stepped in and allegedly began assaulting her. During the altercation, the girl pulled a knife from her bag and Cox walked away from her.
Cops Assault 16 year old in Baltimore, Maryland
When police arrived on the scene, she was following Cox with a knife in hand. Police were able to arrest the 14-year-old girl without incident; however, when they tried to detain Cox, the situation escalated to violence.
Baltimore police said the Cox did not comply with an officer’s order. However, Cox’s father, Alonzo Cox Sr., believes his son was confused and scared.
“I don’t think it should have gone that far,” Cox told The Baltimore Sun. “He’s 16 years old. He was scared. I just don’t understand why it was done.”
Cox Sr. claimed police used excessive force and repeatedly punched his son when they tried to arrest him. The entire arrest was captured on video and recently posted to social media.
Police said 16-year-old Cox was charged with second-degree assault, resisting arrest and second-degree assault on police.
The day after his arrest, Cox told Baltimore reporters that he was frightened, which made him resist.
“I was scared,” Cox told reporters. “I thought I was going to get shot that’s all that was going through my mind, ‘Please don’t shoot me,’ I was scared for my life.”
The department is reviewing the incident and will view the body cameras worn by the two officers involved, said Peach. The identity of the officers involved has not been released.
Saturday was canceled after Remy Ma unleashed a new diss track against Nicki Minaj called “ShETHER,” a play off of Nas’ iconic 2001 diss called “Ether” against Jay Z utilizing the same menacing Ron Browz-produced beat.
The nearly seven-minute-long track finds the Bronx rapper exposing the Queens MC in a hard-hitting barrage of claims that cite Minaj’s family (specifically her brother), label deals and, uh, butt while also gunning for the title “queen of rap.”
Like Rem assured in a recent Breakfast Club interview (“If you look at the history of Remy Ma, whenever I’ve had a problem with any female in the entire game, I will say your name”), she not only called out Onika by her rap name, she also cited several hip-hop associates connected to Minaj.
Here’s a guide to the name-dropping, plus any reactions to the savagery.
Collaborator as heard on on “Touchin, Lovin” and “Bottoms Up”
“ShETHER” lines: “And I saw Meek at All-Star, he told me your ass dropped/He couldn’t f— you for three months because your ass dropped,” “Meek, Drake, Safaree, I see men in your pants” and perhaps any mention of “man”
Songz’ response: The singer took to Twitter to make a general assessment of the shout out: “Even when you stay out of the way they will have ya name all in some shit. Wake up to new comedy everyday. Focus.” After a few tweets, he then @’d Nicki Minaj: “You need to be mad at Remy Nicki … cause if you check my Instagram feed I already denied it on video so words didn’t get misconstrued. I didn’t post anything indirect. I gathered a understanding of events and then spoke my piece. You just mad. I still love you.” He threw in another “I love you” before promoting his site.
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Radio and TV personality, former programming director
“ShETHER” line: “Coke head, you cheated on your man with Ebro”
Ebro’s response: A status update on his whereabouts.
Rapper, collaborator and Nicki Minaj’s ex-boyfriend
“ShETHER” line: “Meek, Drake, Safaree, I see men in your pants”
Meek’s response: Promotion for a day party he’s hosting in D.C. with Fabolous.
Nicki Minaj’s mentor, Young Money boss
“ShETHER” lines: “N—-s done seen Drake penning, Wayne penning/And since your first boyfriend left, bitch ain’t winning” and “You said you never f—ed Wayne, how stupid I look, B?”
Singer and actress best known for her role on Disney Channel’s Hannah Montana, who beefed with Nicki Minaj following her interview with The New York Times over the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards’ Video of the Year category; also sparked the meme phrase “Miley, what’s good?”
“ShETHER” line: “How you gone go at Miley? That’s Hannah Montana she always happy”
Collaborator on “Up Out My Face (Remix)” who feuded with Nicki Minaj during their tenure as American Idol judges
“ShETHER” line: “You only fronted on Mariah ’cause Mariah don’t carry”
Singer, who had a Twitter spat with Nicki Minaj regarding the 2015 MTV Video Music Awards nominations
“ShETHER” line: “Tried to disrespect Taylor ’cause Taylor wasn’t Swift enough”
Frequent collaborator, Young Money labelmate, rapper, actor
“ShETHER” line: “Meek, Drake, Safaree, I see men in your pants,” “Yeah, you must think you Drake and I’m Twitter fingers,” “You claimed you never f—ed Drake, now that’s where you took me” and “Now all of a sudden you back with Drake and Tunechi?”
Frequent collaborator who recently reunited with Nicki Minaj on his track “Make Love,” on whuch she also fired shots believed to be at Remy: “Oh you the qu-e-e-the queen of this here?/One platinum plaque, album flopped, b—-, where?”
“ShETHER” line: “After he said you sucked his d—, you back with Gucci?”
Collaborator on “Hello Good Morning (Remix),” which featured Nicki Minaj taking shots at Puff’s close associate Lil’ Kim. Kim and Puff recently reunited for the Bad Boy Reunion tour
Nicki Minaj’s former manager Debra Antney, also Waka Flocka Flame’s mother
“ShETHER” line: “After he said you sucked his d—, you back with Gucci?/Who next, Puff, Deb or Fendi? You a A-list groupie”
Nicki Minaj’s former manager, who has been credited for finding her on MySpace and placing her on The Come Up DVDs which solidified her signing to Lil Wayne’s Young Money
“ShETHER” line: “After he said you sucked his d—, you back with Gucci?/Who next, Puff, Deb or Fendi? You a A-list groupie”
Nicki Minaj’s ex, rapper, Love & Hip Hop star
“ShETHER” line: “Meek, Drake, Safaree, I see men in your pants” and “You a Internet troll, a Web browser, I’m sorry/You can’t get her online with out Safaree”
Safaree’s response: The rapper took to Instagram to post a picture of himself with the caption: “Been flying all day but Be fly all days…**sidenote** im turning my phone off allllll day today ——– #stuntgang — @prvncek”
Nicki Minaj’s brother, who was accused of touching children inappropriately and whose semen was reportedly found on a 12-year-old’s pants
“ShETHER” line: “We call that Jelani, get it? Semen in your pants” and “And I got a few words for the moms of the young Barbz/Guess who supports a child molester? Nicki Minaj/You paid for your brother’s wedding? That’s hella foul/How you spending money to support a pedophile?/He a walking dead man, sending threats to him/I guess that’s why they call you Barbie, you was next to Ken/Talkin’ ‘bout your money long and your foreign sick/Why you ain’t help your bro hide his cum from forensics”
In the race to the top, Sean “Diddy” Combs has solidified his spot as Hip Hop’s first billionaire.
For years it’s been a race between Diddy and Jay Z, with 50 Cent, Dr. Dre and Birdman waiting closely in the wings. Back in December, LinkedIn wrote an article, projecting Diddy’s billionaire status to come in 2017. Well, according to Diddy, he may have just hit the mark.
In what appears to be a promo for Aquahydrate, Diddy announces that he has become a billionaire. This would make him the first billionaire in hip hop. “I started out as a young boy from Harlem, that couldn’t even be a waiter. They didn’t want me to be a waiter. So you know what I did? I became a billionaire!”
The video is pretty motivational, as you watch Diddy eating salmon in his office, walk into an even bigger office, and seemingly live the boss life we all aspire to live. His success hasn’t come without hard work and smart business moves, though.
Diddy is the man behind AquaHydrate, Ciroc, DeLeon Tequila, he still has Sean John in department stores of course there’s Revolt Tv, and the Bad Boy Reunion tour was one of the most talked about tours of 2016. Diddy also pumps money back into the community. In 2016 he opened up a charter school in East Harlem, he also donates to the Children’s Hope Foundation, amFAR, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, the Jackie Robinson Foundation and more.
Has Diddy really crossed the threshold and raked in a billion dollars already? It’s quite possible. I’ll be awaiting Forbes’ take very soon. In the meantime, check out Puff’s announcement.