Mikayla Miller Death Ruled Suicide
The mysterious death of 16-year-old Mikayla Miller –– a Massachusetts teen who was found hanging near her home following an argument with other teens in her neighborhood last month –– has been ruled a suicide by a local medical examiner, NBC Boston reports. Miller's mother is expected to raise questions regarding this determination during a press conference on Wednesday.
Issa Rae Reveals Prior Feud With Lauren London And Nipsey Hussle-Inspired Resolve
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Issa Rae shed light on an old disagreement between her and fellow actress Lauren London before explaining how London's late boyfriend, Nipsey Hussle helped them to mend the relationship. Things became strained between the two after Issa shared in her memoir that an executive attempted to erase her from her own narrative by suggesting that a lighter-skinned London be cast as the star of the television adaptation of "The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl."
“One of my biggest regrets, naming her,” Issa told the outlet. “She took offense to that.” At a birthday celebration for Diddy, Nipsey suggested that the West Coast actresses sit down and have a heart-to-heart.
“He was like, ‘You should just talk to her. Let me set it up,’ ” she recalled. “It actually sparked an amazing two-hour conversation. We had so much in common. She was like, ‘People don’t understand, I’m an awkward Black girl.’ In the same way that I was upset about the limited portrayal of Black women, she was like, ‘People do the same thing to me.’ I completely get that.”
Letitia James Launches Criminal Investigation Into Trump Organization
New York Attorney General Letitia James announced Tuesday that her civil probe into the Trump Organization is now a criminal investigation, Fortune reports. "We have informed the Trump Organization that our investigation into the organization is no longer purely civil in nature. We are now actively investigating the Trump Organization in a criminal capacity, along with the Manhattan D.A. We have no additional comment at this time,” Fabien Levy, a spokesman for James' office expressed in the statement.
Russell Simmons Sues Ex-Wife And Business Partner, Kimora Lee Simmons
Despite their seemingly harmonious blended family, Russell Simmons filed a lawsuit against his ex-wife Kimora Lee Simmons and her husband, Tim Leissner, in which he accused the pair of transferring his shares in the Celsius energy drink company and using them as collateral to pay bond in a criminal case against Leissner, The Blast reports. The hip-hop mogul, his ex-wife, and Leissner invested tens of millions of dollars into Celsius energy drink, according to court documents.
'90s And 2000s Girl Group Members Unite For Docs-series
Reality television cameras and girl groups are almost always a recipe for great TV. So it makes perfect sense that BET is seeking to recapture such an unforgettable time in television by way of their forthcoming series, "BET Presents The Encore." According to ABC, the 10-episode series will showcase Nivea, Pam Long of Total, Irish and LeMisha Grinstead of 702, Shamari DeVoe of Blaque, Aubrey O’Day of Danity Kane, Kiely Williams of 3LW, and Felisha and Fallon King of Cherish as they live under one roof and attempt to record an album. Carlos King is set to executive produce the series.