Singer, R. Kelly was arrested again on Thursday night. He was already out on bail awaiting trial for sexual assault allegations. That was a state charge. Thursday night the FEDS nabbed the R&B crooner. The fed charges seem to be a little more serious than the state charges, even though he was already facing a heavy prison sentence if convicted in the state. The feds charged R. Kelly with sex trafficking, child pornography, and some other charges which have yet to be announced.
According to NBC News (@nbcNews), R. Kelly was snatched up by Homeland Security agents as he walked his dog in a neighborhood in his native city of Chicago. The federal indictment against Kelly was allegedly filed in Chicago and New York City. The singer is expected to be transferred to New York to face the additional charges. As of Thursday night, Kelly was being held at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago. Federal prosecutors for the Eastern District Of New York are expected to hold a press conference on Friday where they will announce the additional charges filed against Kelly.
I’m usually down to watch just about anything on Netflix, or at least try to give a show or movie a shot before passing judgement. I usually try anything that’s recommended on the homepage in the featured box. When I read the description for this new series I decided…why not? I had just finished season 3 of Stranger Things (which was excellent, by the way), and I was looking for something else to watch.
I’m currently on episode 10 of 13, but the show is about a blind woman (Murphy) who is trying to find out who killed her best friend (Tyson). Tyson was selling drugs for his cousin (Darnell), when he suddenly disappeared one day. When Murphy doesn’t hear from Tyson after a few days, she’s certain that something bad has happened to him, even though Darnell and Tyson’s friends tell her that he’s out of town and not to worry. While taking a walk through the alley with her guide dog (Pretzel) one night, Murphy believes she’s stumbled upon Tyson’s dead body. (Remember she’s blind). She bends down and feels the face of the dead body lying beneath her, and believes that the corpse belongs to Tyson. Murphy goes to the police to let them know, but when they search the area, there is no body. Murphy is usually drunk, and add the fact that she’s blind to the equation, and you can see why people find her story of stumbling upon a corpse (that’s not there anymore) kind of hard to believe. Murphy knows that she’s right, so she goes out in search of clues, or the whereabouts of Tyson’s body……I’m not going to give the story away, but Tyson’s dead body eventually turns up and now Murphy is trying to get to the bottom of who killed her best friend and why he was killed. The storyline itself is excellent. The acting in the series is pretty good. The one problem I have is the main character Murphy. I don’t have an issue with the actress who played the role, I have an issue with the characteristics of the character Murphy. The whole promiscuous, drunk thing is a welcomed switch up from the normally helpless handicapped characters in movies. Murphy is also one of those snarky people. You know, the kind that always has some smart ass shit to say out of their mouths. That actually works for the character……..for about the first 3 episodes. After a while it gets irritating. Like, EXTREMELY irritating! Other than that, the show is pretty good and definitely worth a watch. I’ll give it a three and a half star rating out of five.
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Anthony Davis heading to L.A to join forces with Lebron James was a big deal, but the NBA free agency news that every fan was waiting on was, where is Kawhi Leonard going to sign? Every sports analyst claimed to have some “inside information” that no one else in the world had knowledge of. Most of this “insider information” pointed in the direction of Kawhi joining Lebron and A.D on the Lakers, or Kawhi resigning with the Raptors, who allegedly even had rapper Drake trying to tempt the all-star to stay in Toronto with a “producer’s credit” on his upcoming album. I don’t recall the Clippers’ name ever even being mentioned among all of the “expert” speculation. Unlike most current NBA players, Kawhi kept his decision to himself. More importantly, he’s clearly surrounded by a team of supporters who are not willing to leak information for a little fame. (A rare thing in today’s world.)
The new rumor is now that “Kawhi never really wanted to play with A.D. and Lebron on the Lakers”, he wanted to play against them. According to new rumors circulating around “the net” this morning, Kawhi informed Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, that if the Clippers could find a way to get Paul George over there, he was definitely coming to the Clippers. A thing that’s being reported today, but I’ve never heard reported prior to this morning. Long story short, Kawhi and Paul George will be playing in L.A next season. A thing that makes for a strong argument that the Clippers may be the best team in L.A even though the Lake Show have A.D and Lebron. If the Clippers can hold on to some of last season’s players like Pat Beverly, Lou Williams, and Montrezl Harrel…..I agree with the people who say the Clippers are the best NBA team in L.A with Kawhi and Paul George.
This is not the type of series I’d usually watch. From the preview I just figured it was another one of those high school type of movies. It kinda was, but this one was actually pretty good….to me. This series is basically about three students who go to the same high school. One girl is the popular girl, one is the “loner” type, and to round out the trio, you have one girl who is the new student at the school who has no friends. Three very different types of people who you would think have nothing at all in common……until they discover that all three of them is in a program for people who have a shoplifting addiction. The 1st season is about 10 episodes. It’s a pretty good show. Worth checking out…..in my opinion. Trinkets is currently playing on Netflix. Check out the trailer below:
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