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Ron Artest Wants To Be Called 'Metta World Peace'

Ron Artest of the Los Angles Lakers has filed a petition in the L.A. County Superior Court to change his name.

According to TMZ, the basketball player wants to be called "Metta World Peace" and even plans on putting the new last name "Peace" on the back of his Lakers jersey. *Insert blank stare*. To each his own.

But after multiple NBA fights (Paul Pierce, Shawne Williams and basketball fans, just to name a few), it's hard to believe the choice of name change.  Anger issues, much? 

Ron--oops! Mr. Peace, is already known for being aggressive and... different. Denying all rumors of being unstable, Ron told VIBE last year that he was only seeing a psychiatrist to help "win championships," in which he did do in 2010 against the Boston Celtics. In a separate interview, he spoke with VIBE about his mixtapes and about blocking out the haters. He clearly doesn't care about what people think is and is growing more confident day by day.

Artest is set to host Last Second Shot, a new reality television show that would help ex-cons and paroles rehabilitate and get a second chance at life. "World peace starts from within yourself," a quote the athlete may have taken a little too far but seems to be acting on well.  Will he live up to it? Give us your thoughts!

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According to sources, Jussie Smollett apologized to the cast and crew of Empire shortly after appearing in bond court. The 36-year-old turned himself in to authorities yesterday (Feb. 22) and was charged with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.

“I’m sorry I’ve put you all through this and not answered any calls,” he reportedly said on set., per TMZ. “I wanted to say I’m sorry and, you know me, I would never do this to any of you, you are my family. I swear to God, I did not do this.” Sources say he was able to do his scene, despite being visibly emotional.

“Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system,” said the actor and singer’s lawyers in a statement regarding he controversy surrounding him. “Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing."

In late-January, Smollett said that he was a victim of a hate crime, and that two white Trump supporters attacked him in the streets of Chicago late at night. However, as more information came out, it appeared that the story may have been entirely fabricated by Smollett. If convicted with a felony, Smollett faces up to three years in prison.

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Don C. Completes Remy Martin Capsule With Duffel Bag At NBA All-Star Weekend

After releasing the first several pieces starting in October, Don C and Remy Martin concluded their "Just Remy" capsule collection at NBA All-Star Weekend.

The release party in Charlotte, North Carolina had guests such as Roc Nation's Lenny S., DJ Yasmina, Vintage Frames Founder/CEO Corey Shapiro, and others enjoying Remy Martin cocktails while taking a look at the entire collection.

“Just Rémy” is a capsule collection designed by Don C. that is slated to showcase both himself, basketball culture and the liquor brand's "unparalleled prowess and superior craftsmanship in the world of lifestyle," according to a press release.

The final piece of the collection is a black lambskin leather duffel bag with gold hardware, red python piping, and a gold embroidered “Just Rémy” logo. The final piece mirrors the previous pieces of the collection: a snakeskin designed-embroidered 1738 sneaker box with a bottle of Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal and Just Don shoelaces inside, followed by a snapback hat released in Los Angeles, a jersey release at Art Basel in Miami, and a Dopp Kit release in New York City at the end of January.

The “Just Rémy” Duffel is available for purchase for $750 in limited supply on JustDon.com, along with the other pieces in the collection, including the Dopp Kit and Cap ($350) and jersey ($750).

 

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Sanaa Lathan Stars In Chilling Trailer For Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

Sanaa Lathan stars in the chilling new trailer for Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. Set behind a blood-curling instrumental, the mysterious teaser appears to center around the concept of time and numeric synchronicities.

The creepy clip also features Adam Scott, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracy Morgan and Peele, who will host and produce the latest revival of the classic horror series through his Monkeypaw Productions imprint.

The Twilight Zone, created by Rod Sterling, debuted in 1959 and aired for five seasons. The show was rebooted in 1985, and again in 2002.

“I was terrified,” Peele told Variety last year of taking on the remake. “Why would I ever jump into the most established, pristine shoes in all of the genre? I could rip Twilight Zone off and call it something different and not be compared to Rod Serling. So I stepped away from it. And then several months later I got another call.”

It's a good thing that Peele faced his fears, because The Twilight Zone and his forthcoming horror flick, US, prove that he knows how to scare up anticipation.

The Twilight Zone debuts April 1 on CBS All Access. Check the video above for the trailer.

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