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Karrueche Tran's Friend Files A Restraining Order Against Chris Brown

La Cour says that Breezy has been threatening him and his friends for standing up for Karrueche.

Karrueche Tran's friend Joseph Ryan La Cour has filed a restraining order against R&B singer Chris Brown after the musician allegedly threatened to shoot him and send people after him.

TMZ reports that in court documents, La Cour says that Breezy has been threatening him and his friends for standing up for Karrueche while she does what she can to keep him away from her.

One document says that "he [Brown] will find us [La Cour and company] and shoot the place up," while another more detailed account says that  at Diddy's Super Bowl Party last month, Brown said he's going to "f**k" La Cour up and "lay his a** out." Brown has been ordered to stay at least "a football field" away from La Cour.

Just weeks ago, Karrueche Tran filed a restraining order against her ex-boyfriend. Court documents stated that CB has threatened her multiple times in December 2016, and also punched her and pushed her down the stairs. Brown has been ordered to stay 100 years away from Tran and is not allowed to contact her.

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R. Kelly Charged With 10 Counts Of Aggravated Criminal Sex Abuse

R. Kelly has reportedly been charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse by the Cook County State's attorney on Friday (Feb. 22), both TMZ and The Chicago Sun-Times report.

A grand jury convened nearly one week ago to investigate an alleged sex tape that was handed over to authorities. Two women reportedly testified before a grand jury last week stating that Kelly had engaged in sexual acts with minors. As many as a dozen sexual assault accusers also came forward to testify in the case against the R&B singer, TMZ reports.

 

 

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YNW Melly Becomes A Suspect In Police Deputy's Death: Report

Murder allegations against YNW Melly are adding up as the 19-year-old is reportedly a suspect in the murder of a deputy police officer in Vero Beach, Florida, according to Vero News.

The Indiana River County Sherriff's detective suggests Jamell Demons, known as YNW Melly, and Cortlen Henry, YNW Bortlen were responsible for the death of an off-duty deputy officer Gary Chambliss.

According to sources close to the case, the two YNW members were standing in a group firing shots when Chambliss was struck by a stray bullet while standing 170 yards away. Detectives speculate the fatal shot came from one of the rappers.

Indiana River police have yet to confirm if either of the men is a suspect. However, detectives are committed to investigating Chambliss' murder and intend to interrogate them.

“After that shooting in Miramar, our detectives will be following up for possible information in connection to the Garry Chambliss homicide,” Capt. Tony Consalo said. “Perhaps, given their current situation, they might be able to shed some light on the case.”

Witnesses have come forward and alleged that groups of three were shooting, but no one was able to identify the gunman accused of killing the officer.

Earlier this month (Feb. 14), Demons and Henry were indicted by a Broward County grand jury on two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the murder of two friends, Christopher Thomas Jr, and Anthony Williams.

 

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'Empire' Camp Says Jussie Smollett Never Complained About Salary

The accusations made towards Jussie Smollett in the alleged staged assault has those close to the actor-musician scratching their heads–including his Empire family.

Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter Thursday (Feb. 21), sources close Empire were surprised to hear a salary increase was the motive behind the actor's reported staged attack in January. The Illinois state prosecutor stated in a press conference Smollett paid two brothers to orchestrate a homophobic racist attack in an effort to get his star rising and his pockets heavier. But those close to the Empire set believe that can't be the case since as he was most recently paid $125,000 per episode.

"I don't think it's true that he was unhappy with what he was being paid," the source told THR. "His representatives never once called and there was no effort to renegotiate. He's never expressed any dissatisfaction."

Created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, Smollett's base pay was in the $40,000 to $50,000 region but after setting record-breaking ratings in the first season, the main characters received a big increase with Smollett receiving $125,000 per episode and esteemed actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrance Howard moving from $110,000-$120,000 per-episode to the  $225,000-$250,000 range. Aside from season one, there are 18 episodes from season two to season five.

The actor has officially been cut from the last two episodes of the fifth season to avoid "disruption on set."

"While these allegations are very disturbing, we are placing our trust in the legal system as the process plays out, a statement from Lee Daniels, Danny Strong, Brett Mahoney, Brian Grazer, Sanaa Hamri, Francie Calfo and Dennis Hammer reads. "We are also aware of the effects of this process on the cast and crew members who work on our show and to avoid further disruption on set, we have decided to remove the role of Jamal from the final two episodes of the season."

Smollett has also maintained his innocence throughout the entire case. Alternative motives have pointed to a boost to his music career but the actor also seemed to be pleased with that as well.

Speaking to VIBE just after the release of his debut album Sum of My Music, the actor was pleased with his journey outside of Empire.

"Here’s the thing, I’m not ashamed of Empire songs. I wrote a lot of them," he said. Empire's soundtrack was a hit with fans as it climbed to the top of the Billboard charts in 2015.  "I’m proud of the work I’ve done with Empire. I just can’t be only Empire, that’s not all I am."

His project moved 7,000 units and views on his YouTube channel views have been modest with "Catch Your Eye" feature Swizz Beatz reaching 620,000 views and audio of "F.U.W." reaching 1.1 million spins. His most popular song on Spotify isn't an Empire-related track, it's "Ha Ha (I Love You)" from Sum of My Music.

As the case might to go trial, one can only hope the full truth will be revealed.

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