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15 Celebrities Who Were Charged or Killed Someone

Don King

You'd be surprised at how many stars are responsible for someone's death. Whether the killings we considered murder or mistake, some have served time for their crime while a few managed to avoid conviction completely. Check out our list of fifteen celebrities with a deadly past.

Don King

The boisterous boxing promoter has two deaths on his hands. After killing an intruder during an attempted robbery, it was found to be a justifiable homicide. He was also convicted of second degree murder after he stomping an employee to death for a $600 debt.

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Matthew Broderick

Matthew Broderick

In 1987, with then-girlfriend Jennifer Gray, Matthew accidentally drove into oncoming traffic on a one-way street and crashed head-on to another vehicle, killing a mother and daughter.

Aaron Hernandez

Aaron Hernandez 

Is awaiting trial on first degree murder charges for the death of his friend, Odin Lloyd.
O.J. Simpson

OJ Simpson

The former athlete was acquitted of all charges in the murder of his wife, one he was the prime suspect for.

Felicia Pearson

Felicia Pearson

At the age of 14, The Wire actress was convicted of second degree murder in the shooting death of Okia Toomer. Despite being sentenced to eight years, she only served 6 1/2. 

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Snoop Dogg

The West coast rapper and his bodyguard were charged with the death of a rival gang affiliate but was acquitted after years in court.

Rebecca Gayheart

Rebecca Gayheart

The actress was charged with vehicular manslaughter when she struck and killed Jorge Cruz Jr., a 9-year-old pedestrian. 

JR Smith

J.R. Smith

In 2007, the pro-athlete was driving through an intersection when a car collided into his SUV, killing his passenger. While he avoided vehicular manslaughter in the death of his friend, he was charged with reckless driving, improper passing, failure to stop, speeding, and failure to wear a seat belt.

Jayson Williams

Jayson Williams

The former Nets player pled guilty to assault in the accidental shooting death of a limousine driver and served an 18-month prison sentence.

Oscar Pistorius

Oscar Pistorius

The Paralympics gold medal runner is currently on trial for killing his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.


In 2006 the singer was involved in a freeway pile-up resulting in the death of Awatef Aboudihaj. Although the victim struck the car in front of her before being rear-ended by Brandy, The Game star took full responsibility for her death.
Charles Dutton

Charles S. Dutton

At 17, the actor was charged with manslaughter and sentenced to seven years after a fatal fight.
C Murder


In 2009, the rapper (Master P's brother) was given a life sentence for shooting a 16-year old outside a Louisiana nightclub.

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Donte Stallworth

Donte Stallworth

The pro-football player was driving drunk on Miami Beach and struck pedestrian, Mario Reyes. He pled guilty to a DUI and second-degree manslaughter, but because the victim was jaywalking, he only received 30 days in jail, two years of house arrest, eight years of probation, 1,000 hours of community service, and a lifetime suspension of his Florida driver’s license.

Rae Carrruth

Rae Carruth

Former Panther's player is in prison for having his pregnant girlfriend killed. He was convicted of conspiracy to commit murder and sentenced to 18-24 years.







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Six years ago, Kelly Rowland released her fourth studio album titled Talk a Good Game. The project boasted hit singles like "Kisses Down Low" and the transparent "Dirty Laundry." Now, the Houston native is preparing to release a project that'll surely satisfy fans' patient earbuds.

In an interview with Billboard, Rowland shared her hopes for putting out a new body of work and the pressure that she's encountered since she's been in the studio. "This is by far the longest, most pressure-filled process ever, only because I know what it's supposed to be and I have been so hard on myself. I know it," she said. "And it's the first time I've said it out loud. I've been extremely hard on myself. But it's definitely coming, and I'm more so excited about this project than anything else."

The news follows the recent release of Rowland's "Kelly" track, which was met with critical acclaim in November 2018. In addition to preparing the release of new music, the "Motivation" singer discussed fans' wish for a Destiny's Child reunion. The rumors have been fueled by social media photographs of Rowland with either Beyonce or Michelle or all three, especially during Beyonce's past Coachella performance. But Rowland assures readers that it's not what they think.

"It's so funny. I guess every time people see us together, they just see music but I see sisterhood, and that's what we are and that's what me, her, Michelle [Williams] and Solange and I are. People see us all together, they immediately think music. I'm like, no. Just family." As Rowland previously mentioned Solange, she hopes to one day work with her again.

"I'm a huge fan," she said. "I love her writing and how detailed and particular she is. I always wanted to figure out how the heck she has so many different layers of harmonies when she is constructing these vocals, and it's so complex but simple. It's genius. It's the genius in her genius mind that she has in there." One of the last times the pair collaborated was on Rowland's "Simply Deep" track off her debut solo album of the same name. Solange also penned a few songs off the same project. Fast forward to 2016, and Rowland's vocals were featured on Solange's iconic A Seat at the Table.

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Teyana Taylor To Pay Homage To Ballroom Culture In "WTP" Video

Teyana Taylor aims to keep her hot streak of innovative videos coming thanks to this recent announcement. Taking to Instagram on Wednesday (Jan. 9), the "Gonna Love Me" singer will show adoration to ballroom culture in the visual for "WTP."

Directed by Gregory "Beef" Jones, The Aunties Inc., and Taylor herself, the Harlemite takes viewers on her journey to the expression-filled space where she hopes to rack up 10s across the board from a group of judges. The premise of the video also seems to follow a mockumentary format airing on a fictional network named FEMTV. Alongside Taylor, other men and women get ready to display their talents and confidence on the ballroom floor.

"WTP" is featured on the mother-of-one's sophomore album, K.T.S.E., which was released in June 2018. While the rollout's controversy didn't entirely muddle the excitement behind the project's debut, Taylor said she was sold on the idea that her album would be treated as the biggest out of G.O.O.D. Music's string of releases last year.

"I didn't know ahead of time that there wouldn't be any singles or visuals. But I knew that it was going to be the five-album thing," she said during a HOT 97 interview. "[Kanye] wanted [my album] to be last, he wanted mine to be the biggest. That's the way they sauced it up. I was sold."

The video will debut on Jan. 19. Check out the teaser below.


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Trina Braxton’s Ex-Husband, Gabe Solis, Dies After Battle With Cancer

Gabe Solis, the ex-husband of Trina Braxton, lost his battle with cancer, Thursday (Dec. 20),  TMZ reports. He was 43.

Solis passed away at his home in Texas, surrounded by friends and family, according to the outlet. No official details have been released about his passing.

Solis had reportedly been keeping his cancer battle private. His death came as a shock to his loved ones. On Friday (Dec. 21), Braxton seemingly mourned the loss of her ex-husband with a cryptic Instagram meme reading, “I need a hug..E bottle of wine.”

The former couple tied the knot in 2003, and appeared together on previous seasons of WEtv’s Braxton Family Values. Despite finalizing their divorce in 2015, Braxton and Solis confronted lingering issues from their marriage during an episode of Iyanla: Fix My Life, earlier in the year.

Braxton has since moved on to a new relationship, but remained friends with Solis.


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