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Meet Victoria Jordan, A High School Senior Who Never Missed A Day Of School Since Kindergarten

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One recent high school graduate is putting all of us to shame. Victoria Jordan not only accepted her high school diploma from the Paxon School for Advanced Studies in Jacksonville, Fl this week, but she did so with a perfect attendance, meaning since kindergarten 17-year-old Jordan has never missed a day of school. According to Action News Jax, Jordan and two other classmates received the honor.

“They were kind of surprised because they thought every single student missed a day, but when they realized it was a couple students that had never missed a day, they were like, ‘Wow,’ Jordan told the local news outlet.

Jordan's parents were in the audience cheering for their studious daughter as she walked across the stage, and spoke with the local outlet about their daughter's attendance.

“If you sign up for the job, you needed to be there. So, we felt the same way about school,” Jordan's mother said.

The recent high school grad plans to study software engineering at Emory-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. While Jordan's attendance is A1 she did admit there were times when she was late.

"I had to press snooze on my alarm clock three times and that kind of made me late to school, but I managed to make it,” she said.

Congrats to Jordan.

 

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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 VHS sex tape that was handed over to authorities. The tape reportedly showed Kelly having sex with a girl that appeared to be 14 years old.

Additionally, as many as a dozen sexual assault accusers also came forward to testify in the case against the R&B singer, TMZ reports. Two women in particular confirmed that Kelly previously engaged in sexual acts with minors.

Kelly's years of alleged sexual misconduct gained nationwide attention after Lifetime aired Surviving R. Kelly  in Jan. 2019. The explosive documentary included commentary from Kelly's former employees, accusers, and some of their families, all discussing his past and present indiscretions. The series sparked the viral #MuteRKelly movement on social media, and prompted him to part ways with his record label RCA.

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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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