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Krystal Whipple, 23, faces 10 to 25 years in prison for the death of a 51-year-old nail salon manager.

According to PEOPLE, Whipple tried to skip out on paying for her $35 manicure.

Whipple pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and admitted to killing nail salon manager Nhu “Annie” Ngoc Nguyen.

Since she entered a plea, she was able to avoid trial on felony charges for murder, burglary, robbery, and stealing a vehicle, the Associated Press reports.

According to authorities, in December 2018, Whipple went to the Crystal Nails & Spa to get a manicure and tried to pay her bill with a fraudulent credit card. When that didn’t work, she said she would go and get cash from her black 2017 Chevrolet Camaro, but she tried to leave without paying instead.

That’s when Nguyen ran out to stop her by jumping in front of the vehicle. Whipple accelerated the car, and the manager was “thrown under.”

Police found it at a nearby apartment complex.

Whipple was on the run for two weeks but was eventually arrested in Phoenix, Arizona.

“This event should not have happened over a bill at a nail salon,” Larry Hadfield, a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Officer, told the outlet. “Over a bill in a nail salon, it is nothing to kill someone for.”




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Michael Blackson Debuts ‘NO FILTER With Michael Blackson’ Podcast

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Standup-comedian and actor Michael Blackson launched NO FILTER With Michael Blackson, a new comedy podcast from iHeart Radio and Charlamagne Tha God’s The Black Effect Podcast Network.

Blackson, alongside co-host Chinese Best Friend, interviews a wide variety of guests from the entertainment world. The show features funny commentary on current events, back-and-forth banter, and takes audiences behind the scenes and into the life of one of the most hilarious comedians on the circuit.

The show made its debut on Tuesday, and comic Gary Owen is Blackson’s first guest. 

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Wendy Williams Reveals She Will Not Get The COVID-19 Vaccine

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Wendy Williams made it clear during her recent virtual appearance on The Dr. Oz Show that she will not get the COVID-19 vaccine. 

Williams, 56, spoke with Dr. Mehmet Oz about her health scare when she collapsed on air during The Wendy Williams Show. He asked Wendy if she plans to get vaccinated, to which she replied, “No, I don’t trust it.”

“I’ve never gotten flu shot either, though. And you and I have talked about that,” Wendy added. She maintains that she rarely gets sick and doesn’t even take Tylenol.

As for the coronavirus vaccine, she reiterated, “No, I don’t trust it. There I said it. I don’t trust it.”

Dr. Oz, however, disagreed with Wendy and revealed to her that he already got his COVID-19 shot. He stressed that the vaccine has been tested and that it’s been proven to be safe. He then advised Wendy that she should get it, noting that she will feel safer having done so.

Despite Dr. Oz continuing to change her mind, Wendy maintains that she will not be getting vaccinated.

Check out their back-and-forth below.

 




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Janet Jackson Two-Night Documentary Coming To Lifetime And A&E

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To celebrate the 40th anniversary of her debut album, Janet Jackson will be the subject of a two-night documentary airing on Lifetime and A&E next year. 

The two-part, four-hour project is said to offer “unprecedented” access to Jackson. The film will examine Jackson’s most polarizing moments, including the death of her famous brother Michael, and her father, Joseph. It will also touch on her controversial 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake and more intimate moments like motherhood.

Filming for the doc, tentatively titled “JANET,”  has been underway for the last three years. Jackson has given filmmakers access to archival footage, unseen home videos, and interviews with famous contemporaries. The documentary is targeting an early 2022 release. 

The doc is executive produced by Janet Jackson and Randy Jackson. It is co-produced by Workerbee and Associated Entertainment Corporation. The executive producer for Workerbee is Rick Murray, and Brie Miranda Bryant serves as executive producer for A+E Networks. Ben Hirsch is directing.

News of Jackson’s doc came during A+E’s virtual upfront, where 2500 hours of new programming were announced, including 70 hours of premium documentaries and more than 200 movies. 




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