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TMZ Coverage Of Boston Bombings Sparks New Hashtag

Gossip guru TMZ is catching shade for its reporting on the Boston bombings, which has erupted into a viral hashtag on Twitter.

TMZ recently posted an article about the first suspect who was shot by officials titled "Dead Bombing Suspect Heavy Into Hip Hop," writing that Tamerlan Tsarnaev ran a hip-hop site called Real-hiphop.com.

They expand on the possible correlation by topping the post off with, "What's interesting...hip hop lyrics are notoriously violent and often degrading to women. Tamerlan Tsarnaev has a boxing profile in which he says he doesn't take his shirt off much because he doesn't want women to get bad ideas, adding, "I'm very religious." This statement is significantly more conservative than the hip hop genre."

A cascade of tweets poked fun at the perceived racist coverage, making #TMZReports the top trender on the social site. Users weaved in hip-hop references on the subject like one who quoted Drake: "#tmzreports that Boston police remain confused as to how the suspect started from the bottom yet is still there."

This isn't the first time the site has received some flack. When Lil Wayne was hospitalized for seizures, TMZ claimed Weezy was being prepped for his last rites though he later revealed he had epilepsy.

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A Chicago Bartender Spat On Eric Trump And He Wasn't Sure Why

Eric Trump went to Chicago's Aviary cocktail bar Tuesday, (June 25) but instead of enjoying a drink, the 35-year-old said an employee spat on him.

Trump told Breitbart News the encounter was "disgusting" and was a bit taken back since he and his family promote "tolerance."

“It was purely a disgusting act by somebody who clearly has emotional problems,” Trump said. “For a party that preaches tolerance, this once again demonstrates they have very little civility. When somebody is sick enough to resort to spitting on someone, it just emphasizes a sickness and desperation and the fact that we’re winning.”

The woman was taken into custody by Secret Service but later released. The Chicago police department was on hand to deal with a "law enforcement matter.”

CPD was on scene and assisting the United States Secret Service with a law enforcement matter. Any and all inquiries regarding a federal protectee must be directed to the Secret Service. https://t.co/ecq5TaMiQ0

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) June 26, 2019

Trump's Chicago incident comes as his father's administration is being accused of keeping men, women, and children in concentration camps at the U.S.- Mexican border.

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Dreamville To Release Film On 'Revenge Of The Dreamers 3' Sessions

The Dreamville recording sessions at the start of the year left everyone curious.

For one, J. Cole's label is known for working solely amongst its artists, but word quickly spread that the roster was opening its doors to collaborate with artists and producers. Buddy, Smino, and T-Minus were just a few of the individuals present at the "camp," and now five months since the sessions, fans will get to see what went down.

Dreamville will release its Revenge: A Dreamville Film that will give a behind-the-scenes glimpse at how artists and producers tied to different labels and different sounds, came together with Cole's imprint to create the upcoming Revenge of the Dreamers III album.

The highly-anticipated project is set for release this year, and two of its singles have already arrived. In fact, the recently released "Down Bad" featuring Cole, J.I.D., Bas, EARTHGANG and Young Nudy, serves as background music for the film's trailer.

"I had this idea," 34-year-old Cole said in the trailer. "Let's go somewhere, lock-in and invite a bunch of outside producers and artists to come f**k with us and just make this album."

T.I. and Dreamville's Ari Lennox are just a couple of the artists that appear in the trailer aside from Cole. The film is set for release Tuesday (July 2), and will hopefully be able to hold fans over until the release of the long-awaited follow up to Revenge of the Dreamers II.

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Kim Kardashian Attempts To Trademark 'Kimono' For New Shapewear, Gets Dragged

Another day, another accusation of cultural appropriation sent in Kim Kardashian’s direction. The reality star and beauty mogul is facing backlash after attempting to trademark “Kimono” for her upcoming shape wear line.

“Finally I can share with you guys this project that I have been developing for the last year. I’ve been passionate about this for 15 years,” Kardashian wrote on social media. “Kimono is my take on shapewear and solutions for women that actually work.” The shape wear reportedly ranges in sizes XXS to 4XL, and features nine skin-tone shades.

As history displays, a kimono is a traditional Japanese robe often worn by women as formal outerwear, which has been worn for centuries. Many were quick to tag Kardashian a “culture vulture” on social media. She was also dragged for not using plus-sized models in her advertisement. The hashtag #KimOhNo began circulating on Twitter on Wednesday (Jun. 26).

“For Japanese, Kimono is really important culture and we are proud of having this culture,” wrote a Twitter user in a photo accompanying her wearing the garment. “Even now, I often wear Kimono not only special events but also normal days.”

Kardashian has come under fire in the past, specifically with black women, for calling her Fulani braids “Bo Derek braids,” as well as being accused of blackface for a makeup advertisement. She's no stranger to the cultural appropriation accusations, but you'd think one day she'd learn.

a kardashian exploiting other people’s culture? so shocking #KimOhNo pic.twitter.com/uyb9oxUnO5

— homo is healthy 🌈 (@wwhyhun) June 26, 2019

Kim after appropriating African culture and then seeing Japanese culture... #KimOhNo pic.twitter.com/u0C4jgOnNv

— Ifey (@Chuckwu77) June 26, 2019

My cultures not your underwear. #KimOhNo pic.twitter.com/kePFwOdQdE

— Mayumi Narako (@MayumiNarako) June 26, 2019

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