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Authorities have arrested two Trump supporters who flew in by private jet to participate in the January 6 capitol riot, PEOPLE reports.

Jason lee Hyland,37, and Katherine Schwab, 32, have been charged with disorderly conduct and knowingly entering a restricted building or grounds without lawful authority.

Trump supporters stormed the Capitol on January 6 and forced Congress members to evacuate to a safe place. The violent insurrection left five dead.

The FBI has worked hard to identify those involved. Schwab didn’t make it hard for authorities to find her. According to the criminal complaint, she posted to Facebook days before asking if anyone wanted to come with her to the rally.

Authorities discovered that Hyland organized the private plane to Washington, PEOPLE reports.

Both Schwab and Hyland went to the rally before going to storm the Capitol. During their interview with authorities, they said they went back to their hotels after the rally but found out about the Capitol riot once getting there. Both took an Uber to join the massive crowd.

They said they hadn’t planned on going inside the Capitol. Hyland said he asked a police officer could he go inside after seeing a “funnel” of people going in; the officer responded by saying, “everyone else is.”

Schwab said she was “pushed by the crowds’ into the building.

However, a Facebook post made by her paints a different picture. “The National Guard was in there and didn’t move an inch,” she allegedly wrote. “They sat back. They didn’t fight against us at all … because there was no need to. After the girl was shot and killed that’s when we raised hell.”

Hyland and Schwab have been released on bond and have yet to enter a plea.

Image Credit: Department of Justice




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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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Following Deadly Texas Blackouts, ERCOT Terminates Its CEO

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Following the deadly blackouts that left millions of people without electricity and heat for days in subfreezing conditions, the Texas power grid president and CEO has been terminated.

On Wednesday, The board of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, responsible for 90% of the state’s power, sent Bill Magness a two-month notice of termination.

During one of the worst blackouts in US history, the state’s top utility regulator resigned on Monday.

In a statement, the organization said, “During this transition period, Bill will continue to serve as President and CEO and work with state leaders and regulators on potential reforms to ERCOT.”

Magness was slammed during the blackouts that started Feb. 15 when a winter storm plunged temperatures into the single digits, creating skyrocketing demand for electricity to heat homes. Magness made over $876,000 in salary and other benefits in 2019.

As the system buckled, grid operators disconnected more than 4 million customers, which Magness claims was important to avoid a more devastating outage that might have lasted months.

During the storm, the power grid was “four minutes 37 seconds away from total collapse,” suggesting the Lone Star State may have been without power for weeks.

In his opening remarks at a recent board meeting, Magness said, “This was a devastating event.” He said,  “Power is essential to civilization.”

KHOU reported that during the storm, 356 generators were knocked inactive, nearly doubling what Texas witnessed during its last big winter storm in 2011.

 




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Mariah Carey’s Brother Suing Over False Claims In Memoir

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Mariah Carey is being sued by another one of her siblings, Morgan Carey, for falsely accusing him of being a violent person in her memoir, “The Meaning of Mariah Carey.”

Morgan is the second Carey family member to sue her over the book, following Mariah’s sister Alison, who described it as containing “cruel and outrageous allegations.”

In legal documents obtained by TMZ, Morgan alleges that Mariah damaged his reputation when she wrote about an alleged violent struggle he had with their father and an alleged attack against their mother.

The lawsuit includes a passage from the memoir that reads: “It took twelve cops to pull my brother and father apart. The big bodies of men, all entangled like a swirling hurricane, crashed loudly into the living room. I was a little girl with very few memories of a big brother who protected me. More often, I felt I had to protect myself from him, and sometimes I would find myself protecting my mother from him too.”

Morgan believes Mariah’s account of the fight portrays him as a violent man and claims actual fights with his father never occurred when Mariah was a child. In either case, he claims that 12 cops would never respond to a domestic violence complaint.

According to the documents, Mariah’s memoir also alleges, “Suddenly there was a loud, sharp noise, like an actual gunshot. My brother had pushed my mother with such force that her body slammed into the wall, making a loud cracking sound.”

Morgan insists it’s all a lie, claiming that many people experienced his “deep affection” for his mother and claims that Mariah contradicted herself later in the book when she recalled her mother saying, “Morgan is the only one I love.”

He’s suing his younger sister for slander and deliberate infliction of emotional distress, and it appears that he’s seeking a large sum of money in damages.

 

 




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