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It looks like Nick Cannon will be returning to the ViacomCBS platform.

Sources say that the move comes after Cannon took steps to make amends with Jewish leaders for the anti-Semitic statements he made last year before ViacomCBS ended their relationship.

New episodes of his series ‘Wild ‘N’ Out’ are expected to resume sometime in the near future. In the meantime, you can watch the latest episodes starting next week on VH1.

“Nick has not only apologized and taken responsibility for his comments, but he has also worked to educate himself and others through engagement with Jewish leaders and on his platforms,” an MTV Entertainment Group spokesperson told Variety. “Those efforts are of the utmost importance, and that’s why we have invited him to rejoin our team. On a separate note, we just learned that he tested positive for COVID and have reached out to wish him a speedy recovery.”

Many Jewish leaders have praised Cannon for partnering with Jewish organizations against anti-Semitism. In August, Cannon co-authored with Anti-Defamation League CEO Jonathan Greenblatt an op-ed in the Jewish newspaper the Forward on the anniversary of 2017 the white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., detailing the need for Black and Jewish leaders to work together. A month earlier, Cannon toured and pledged a donation to the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance.

Wiesenthal Center’s associate dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper told the Associated Press, “He appears to be someone who’s genuine in his desire to make sure people understand his apology,” adding that the spirit of Cannon’s dialogue with him appeared to be “How do we roll up our sleeves? What can we do together?”

Other Jewish leaders have publicly engaged with Cannon and expressed support for his efforts, including Greenblatt, Rabbi Noam E. Marans of the American Jewish Committee and Rabbi Motti Seligson of Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters.

During his June 30th podcast “Cannon’s Class,” he asserted that Black people were the “true Hebrews,” in which he gave credence to false anti-Semitic conspiracy theories regarding “Zionists” and the Rothschild family.

“It’s never hate speech, you can’t be anti-Semitic when we are the Semitic people, when we are the same people who they want to be.” Cannon said during an in interview with rapper Richard Griffin, adding that “That’s our birthright. We are the true Hebrews.” Shortly after ViacomCBS severe ties with cannon.

Cannon was very aggressive after being fired and asked that the network apologize to him and give him the ownership of “Wild ‘N Out”. On Facebook he wrote “If I have furthered the hate speech, I wholeheartedly apologize,”adding that “But now I am the one making demands.”

 

 




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“If you asked me a year ago if this A-list actress was going to transition from a woman to a man, I would have said yes, without question. She and her team has made a plan and she had scheduled surgery and was starting to take medicine. They had made plans for cover stories for weekly and monthly magazines and were talking to networks about first interviews. Then boom, the pandemic came. All of that planning came to a halt. The actress started thinking about and if she wanted to go through it and what would happen to her career. Would she get any work? Everyone knows who she is, so even when her movies bomb, and they do, she gets a lot of work. High paying work. Then, when she heard the news of the other actress, she said no. She said she wasn’t going to do it any longer. She is not a big fan of publicity, and realized it would just bring a ton down on her.” Source

 

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Homeowner, 64, files lawsuit against rapper DaBaby after he was assaulted at rental home

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Rapper DaBaby is in legal trouble again. A 64-year-old homeowner filed a lawsuit against the troubled rapper after he was beaten and had a tooth knocked out during a music video shoot at his rental home.

An associate of Dababy is accused of beating up 64-year-old homeowner Gary Pagar after he showed up at his rental property to stop the rapper’s music video shoot on December 2nd.

Pagar agreed to rent his mansion to DaBaby for “a private vacation,” but he accused the rapper of violating the terms of the rental agreement by having more than 40 people at the mansion and using the property to shoot a music video with a full commercial film crew.

Pagar was monitoring his rental home via surveillance cameras when he spotted the rapper filming a music video on his property.

According to BACKGRID, the lawsuit claims that DaBaby and his associates “beat, punched, spat on, threatened, shoved, and robbed Mr Pagar” at his LA home on December 2, 2020.

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Among the guests at the house was YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul. Video of the confrontation shows one of Dababy’s associates identified as DOE 1 throwing Pagar to the ground without warning as he walked up his driveway and punching him.

Jake Paul, who is believed to have been participating in the video, can be seen observing the fracas in a red convertible Ferrari a few feet away.

DaBaby, who was a passenger in the Ferrari, is seen standing outside the car while watching the beatdown.

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DaBaby and his artist, Stunna 4 Vegas, eventually pulled the thug off of Pagar, but only so they could continue to “taunt, threaten and punch Pagar” himself, according to court documents.

DaBaby is accused of stealing Pagar’s cellphone by force, chasing him into the house and threatening him to not call the police and punching him.

Pagar lost a tooth as a result of the attack. When the group was told that police were on their way, they “fled the scene leaving behind a damaged house and stealing valuable kitchenware as they left.”

According to the documents, the rental was agreed at a total fee of $43,706. Pagar is suing for $117,910.48 to include damages to the property, excessive trash, broken foyer sculpture, stolen iPhone and various damages to upholstery and floor.

No charges have been filed.

Below are clips from the music video filmed inside the rental home.
 




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Major Janet Jackson Documentary Planned for 2022

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Janet Jackson fans never get tired of watching documentaries devoted to their idol.

A major documentary is planned to coincide with the 40th anniversary of Jackson’s debut album.

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Jackson is the latest pop superstar to get the documentary treatment – Lifetime and A&E bosses in the U.S. will simulcast a new four-hour film, tentatively titled Janet, across two nights in 2022.

The documentary will chronicle her “musical success as well as her tumultuous private life”, according to a press release obtained by WENN.com.

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The reclusive superstar will discuss her controversial 2004 Super Bowl appearance with Justin Timberlake, when she flashed a breast, and the death of her pop icon brother, Michael Jackson.

Deadline sources claim bosses at British production company Workerbee have been filming Jackson for over three years and have been granted exclusive access to archival footage, which will appear in the film.

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