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Thomas Mikal Ford Dies At 52 From A Ruptured Aneurysm

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Actor Thomas Mikal Ford has died after being placed on life support for a ruptured aneurysm in his abdomen.

The TV star — who portrayed Tommy Strawn on the 1990s sitcom “Martin” — died Wednesday at an Atlanta hospital, his rep confirmed.

“To all family and friends of Tommy Ford. We would like to inform everyone that our brother passed away today October 12, 2016 surrounded by his loving family,” his family posted on Instagram. “Please keep his family in your prayers as they go through this challenging time. He was so dearly loved by so many and for that lets all be grateful for a life well served.”

Ford, 52, was taken to the hospital on Sunday and his condition worsened after his arrival.

Ford earned a considerable following for his performance as the sensible best friend of the main character Martin, played by Martin Lawrence, on the beloved sitcom.

He also starred on other popular programs including “The Jamie Foxx Show” and “New York Undercover” and has written a series of children’s books endorsing the importance of avoiding drugs and violence.

“Empire” actor Malik Yoba, “227” starJackée Harry and other celebrities reached out to express their condolences.


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Kim Kardashian Held At Gun Point In Paris

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Kim Kardashian West was robbed of millions of dollars worth of jewelry while visiting Paris on Sunday night, according to a judicial source and reports.

A second source with knowledge of security at the private mansion where the reality TV star was staying told NBC News that she was tied up during the incident and that a wedding ring was among the valuables taken.

Kardashian West’s spokeswoman said that she was left “badly shaken but physically unharmed” after being held at gunpoint by two armed, masked men.

The culprits escaped with a ring worth about $4.5 million and a jewelry box containing other items worth $5.6 million, the judicial source said. The Associated Press also cited a Paris police official as confirming that account.

The judicial source told NBC News that five individuals dressed as police officers went to the building Sunday night.

An authoritative source with knowledge of the hotel’s security said an overnight watchman was on duty when he was overcome by armed men. They took the key to where Kardashian West was staying and ran around the building trying to find the correct apartment.

Once inside, the source said, the men tied her up and put her in the bathroom. The source added that the robbers seemed to have known that security was light on Sunday night, triggering speculation it may have been an inside job.

We will keep you informed as more develops. Happy that Kim is OK.

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Taraji P. Henson responds to 50 Cent “Empire” Comment

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Just days after the season three premiere aired, the rapper took to Instagram where he shared a screenshot of Taraji P. Henson and a headline claiming Empire’s ratings were down.

“Well look at the bright side at least. You can eat your trophies,” 50 Cent wrote on Instagram. “I was talking to old girl but you felt like you had to respond. SMH you know I love you cookie. I got a new show for you BMF COMING SOON !!!#EFFENVODKA.”

As it turns out, Taraji saw the message and decided to speak up with her own message.

“For the confused ppl. Do REAL research!!! Loose change makes sooooooo much UNNECESSARY NOISE,” she shared on Instagram Saturday afternoon. “STILL LOOKING FOR THAT DAMN CENT SIGN!!! I guess it’s obsolete. AGAIN CONGRATS ON YOUR SUCCESS BLACK MAN!!! @50cent.”

She later included a screengrab from a recent story that said Empire remains the No. 1 scripted show on broadcast TV.

Ultimately, 50 Cent wasn’t done just yet. After reading Taraji’s response, he went back to social media where the digs kept coming.

“All this back and forth s–t is starting to turning me on cookie, LMAO I ran into Lee Daniels at the gym on Sunset Blvd. he asked why I didn’t except his offer to be on EMPIRE. I told him I have a lot going on, I’m actually working on the show FOX is gonna replace EMPIRE with, he looked at me like…why the f–k are you doing that?” he wrote. “It’s because I’m a drug dealer, and I was taught to get in, get your weight up, then take over. So that’s the deal #EFFENVODKA #smsaudio #FRIGO.”

Reports have also circulated that Empire co-star Jussie Smollett may have joined in on the conversation. A post has surfaced on social media where the actor appears to respond to 50’s Cent’s original post.

“So here we go…I’ve always taken the high road when you’ve said our show was too gay, was stealing the word ‘power’ in our marketing from your show, or was too whatever you felt like saying at the moment,” he wrote in the now deleted post. “But now you’re messing with @TarajiPHenson.”

Speaking of Taraji, even though she has some disagreements with a certain Power star, that doesn’t mean she doesn’t support the cast especially Naturi Naughton.

“Sooooooooo proud of you @naturi4real I WANT YOU TO KNOW I will NEVER let any NEGATIVITY come between the LOVE I have for my sisters!!!” Taraji shared while supporting Power. “As women we put up with enough BS. I will NEVER add to that stress and heartache!!! YOU ARE DOPE on #Power and in life!!! #BlackGirlMagic SHINE BABY SHINE.”


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Music Icon Prince Dead at 57


The artist known as Prince, who pioneered “the Minneapolis sound” and took on the music industry in his fight for creative freedom, died Thursday at age 57.

“It is with profound sadness that I am confirming that the legendary, iconic performer, Prince Rogers Nelson, has died at his Paisley Park residence this morning at the age of 57,” said his publicist Yvette Noel-Schure.

Earlier Thursday, police said they were investigating a death Paisley Park studios in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

There is a massive outpouring of grief on social media. Some are saying the icon’s death is what it sounds like when doves cry, a reference to his monster hit.

The ICONIC Singer, Songwriter, Musician will be sorely missed.

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Update: Drugs Found in Lamar Odom’s System; Condition Being Treated as “Overdose” as Brain Damage “Likely”


Lamar Odom overdosed on drugs, E! News has learned.

A source inside Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas tells us that “drugs were found in his system,” and doctors are treating the situation as an “overdose.” Lamar remains unconscious and on a ventilator but is still alive. It also appears that the former Los Angeles Lakers player suffered from a “loss of oxygen but also possible stroke.”

“So, likely there’s brain damage, but they’re not sure how much,” the source adds. “Virtually every drug imaginable was found in his system.”

Lamar appears to have suffered an “ischemic stroke,” which is caused by a blood clot preventing blood flow to the brain. This type of stroke is often associated with a cocaine overdose, among other drugs. Our source adds that Lamar “had been partying since Friday.”

“He was doing crack cocaine all weekend and he choked on his mucous,” the insider explains. “They’re now having to fix all the damage it has done.”

Although doctors are treating Lamar’s situation as an overdose, it doesn’t appear to be a suicide attempt. More likely, the insider explains, it was an accidental overdose. “The long term effects of his drug use have taken a toll on his body and the binge this time was too much to handle,” the source says.

Lamar suffered brain damage but isn’t brain dead.

Khloé Kardashian’s ex-husband was discovered unconscious at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Bunny Love Ranch and rushed to a local hospital before being transferred. Kris Jennerwas spotted outside of Sunrise Hospital early this morning, where Khloé remains inside with Lamar. Another source told us that Khloé has been “completely inconsolable and heartbroken” since the news broke, adding that she had been “worried about Lamar for a very long time” despite cutting off contact with him over the summer.

His former teammates have turned to social media to show their support and Kendall Jenner has also tweeted for Lamar, writing, “Please don’t go.”

Mychal Thompson, former Laker, father of NBA star Klay Thompson and current Lakers broadcaster, also told E! News exclusively that the team is keeping Lamar in their thoughts at all times. “We are all currently praying for Lamar and wish him the best,” he said.

*As reported by E! Online*


NBA Star Lamar Odom Found Unconscious In Nevada Brothel


Lamar Odom, the former basketball star and ex-husband of Khloé Kardashian, was rushed to a Las Vegas hospital Tuesday after he was found unresponsive in a Nevada brothel, authorities said.

Odom, 35, who won National Basketball Association championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010, experienced a “medical emergency” at the Love Ranch, a legal brothel in the town of Crystal, Nye County Sheriff Sharon Wehrly confirmed Tuesday night.

Odom had been taking what Dennis Hof, the brothel’s owner, characterized to NBC News as “herbal Viagra,” and “he was taking a lot of it.” But no illegal drugs were found in Odom’s room, Hof said.

Odom, who checked in Saturday, was found unconscious about 3:30 p.m. (6:30 p.m. ET), according to Hof, who also owns the famous Moonlite Bunny Ranch featured in the HBO series “Cathouse.”

“We called 911, and the 911 told my staff what to do: turn him over on his left side,” Hof said. “There was this terrible foaming stuff coming out of him. He was throwing up, a little bit of blood.”

Wehrly said Odom was treated first at Desert View Hospital in the nearby town of Pahrump before being taken by ambulance to Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, about 60 miles away. Arrangements had been made to fly Odom to the Las Vegas hospital, but he was too tall to fit in the helicopter, authorities told NBC News.

Odom is famous outside the sports world, as well, for having married Kardashian in 2009 in a wedding featured on the E! series “Keeping Up with the Kardashians.” They divorced in 2013.

“It’s a real shock,” Hof told NBC News. “It’s terrible that our business is being disrupted. Here’s a guy who just wanted to have a good time and be private, and it’s tragic.”

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