There's a big hiccup in online fundraising efforts for Keaton Jones -- one GoFundMe page has been shut down altogether, and another's on hold with nearly $60,000 unspoken for. GoFundMe tells us the page labeled "Stand Up for Keaton," which was opened 2 days ago, is no longer accepting donations. Since Keaton's anti-bullying message went viral over the weekend, the page has pulled in $58,249 in donations ...
however the guy who started it is putting the charity on hold. GoFundMe says it needs to contact Keaton's mom, Kimberly Jones, to ensure she's the beneficiary ... since the guy who started the page doesn't know her. So far, the company's been unable to reach her. There was a second GoFundMe page, purportedly started by Kimberly herself which solicited money for Keaton's Christmas gifts. Sources close to the situation tell us that was immediately shut down by GoFundMe due to fraud concerns -- namely,
whether it was really started by Kimberly. Further complicating the fundraising are social media postings from the real Kimberly Jones. As we reported ... photos of her with the Confederate flag and comments about whining "butt hurt Americans" have sparked an online backlash. The guy behind the "Stand Up for Keaton" page even reacted, saying, "THIS IS NOT ABOUT THE MOM!!" He added he doesn't know the Jones family, but just wanted to help a kid who's been bullied.
Chris Bosh's mom tells JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTA allegations she's trafficking drugs out of the Texas home owned by her NBA star son are ridiculous and untrue ... but acknowledges there is a rift with Chris. We spoke with Freida Bosh and her son, Joel Bosh?, about the police raid on the home where she lives in DeSoto, Texas ... in which cops claim they found evidence connecting Freida's house with a drug trafficking operation. Freida says she "built" the home with Chris roughly 12 years ago -- but since then, their relationship has deteriorated and he's been trying to evict her. Freida says the two haven't spoken in 5 years.
To combat the eviction, Freida says she's had to hire lawyers -- and has been forced to rent out the home to various tenants to cover the pricey legal bills. Long story short ... Freida says the person who brought trouble to the home is a former short-term tenant -- and she had NOTHING to do with his alleged illegal activity. FYI, cops believe crack cocaine and heroin were being trafficked out of the home. No arrests have been made, but we're told that could happen soon. Joel Bosh says he's been trying to help his mom work things out with Chris -- but his priority is
helping her clear her name in the drug trafficking case because he believes she's 100% innocent. Despite the family drama, both Freida and Joel say they love Chris and hope they can reconcile soon.
"Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta" production came to a screeching halt after one of its staffers was allegedly run over in a parking lot. Production sources tell JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTA ... the scary incident went down Wednesday at the high-end Buckhead shops where Mimi Faust and co. were preparing to shoot.
But we're told things went south before cameras started rolling -- a security guard was allegedly run down by an angry mall customer. We're told security was saving a parking spot for the production, which pissed off the customer. Witnesses tell us he revved the engine and struck the security guard ... injuring his left leg. According to cops,
the driver went inside a nearby golf store before fleeing. Cops spoke to staffers at the golf store to ID the driver, and got surveillance footage of the incident from another store. No arrests yet.
Ty Dolla $ign and YG's alleged beatdown of an Australian soccer star apparently cost 'em big-time -- 'cause the guy says they dropped at least $100k to keep the matter out of court. Aussie footballer Nelly Yoa tells JAMZ 101.5 HD 2 ATLANTA he settled with Ty and YG for a low six-figure amount to avoid a potential lawsuit against them for allegedly beating the crap out of him in 2015.
We broke the story ... Nelly says the rappers punched and kicked him in the head when they tried clearing out a VIP room at a nightclub in Melbourne that he refused to vacate. He claimed the alleged beating cost him a soccer deal that woulda made him a fortune.
Taylor Swift and boyfriend Joe Alwyn hold hands as they return home after the Jingle Ball concert at Madison Square Garden in Manhattan on December 8, 2017.Gachie / NPEx / Splash News Taylor Swiftwas spotted holding hands with her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, in NYC after he supported her backstage at Jingle Ball on Friday, December 8. The Grammy winner, 27, wore a plaid mini with matching jacket and studded booties while her beau was dressed in jeans, a dark sweater and bomber jacket as they stepped out in midtown Manhattan on Friday night.
earlier in the evening the British actor, 26, was backstage at Madison Square Garden to support the “Look What You Made Me Do” singer before her performance at Z100’s Jingle Ball. “Taylor had her own private party backstage at MSG tonight before the show,” a source told Us. “She arrived at MSG via an inside garage with her boyfriend Joe.” Swift, who hasn’t been spotted with Alwyn since the summer, was in a good mood, according to a second source. “Everyone was having a great time and Taylor was beaming,” the source said. “But it was completely cornered off. No one saw. They cleared every hallway for her to enter and leave.”
The couple were joined backstage by several of Swift’s pals, including Blake Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds, Jack Antonoff, Dear Evan Hanson‘s Ben Platt, and Ed Sheeran, who performed “End Game” with her onstage. News of Swift’s romance with Alwyn broke in May. “They have quite a low-key relationship, which Taylor likes,” a source told Us at the time. She previously dated Thor star Tom Hiddleston, splitting in September 2016 after just three months.
Juicy J and his wife, Regina R. Perera, hosted an intimate baby shower for friends and family Saturday (Dec. 9), at their Calabasas, Calif., home. The celebration was attended by the Memphis rap legend's mom and dad, and documented on Juice's Instagram story. Roc Nation artist Belly and Taylor Gang MC Chevy Woods were also in the place to be. Juice even invited his high school friend Eddie, who revealed he used to do the Three 6 Mafia founder's homework for $5 back in the day. The event also featured a violinist performing for guests.
The Juice and his wife got married at an impromptu ceremony in Las Vegas on July 5 of last year. In August, he announced they were expecting a baby girl. “Today, I found out my wife is 12 weeks pregnant,” he said in an interview with Jimmy Kimmel. “I’m having a baby girl. Yes, man. Happiest day of my life.” In music-related news, Juice just dropped his latest album, Rubba Band Business. The 13-track project includes features from the likes of Project Pat, A$AP Rocky, Wiz Khalifa, Denzel Curry, Travis Scott, Tory Lanez, Belly, Offset and G.O.D. The hustle never stops. "I'm working with Wiz on a bunch of stuff.
Taylor Gang got a bunch of stuff coming out, Mo' Faces got a bunch of stuff coming out," Juice recently told JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTA of his future plans. "I'm still signing writers. I got this new writer I just signed, his name K. Tucker. He's a ladies man. You gotta hear some of his music. He's up-and-coming. I signed him to my publishing company. I got new producers I'm signing. I'm always looking for new talent." Congrats to Juice and Regina.
Hannibal Buress seemed like he was trying to do the right thing before getting busted for disorderly intoxication ... 'cause he asked a cop to order him a ride home. JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTAhas obtained Hannibal's arrest affidavit from his Saturday night bust in Miami, in which the arresting officer describes what allegedly happened before he detained the comedian. The officer says Hannibal approached him with blood shot eyes and a strong odor of alcohol coming from his breath, and then asked the cop to call him an Uber.
The officer says he refused, which caused Hannibal to become angry and belligerent. The cop goes on to say Hannibal then went inside a bar, which the cop says he asked Hannibal to leave since he was too drunk. The two then made it outside, where the officer says Hannibal continued to hurl profanities at him and caused a crowd to form. The cop says he asked him to leave 5 times before cuffing him. As we reported ... Hannibal was released around 6 AM Sunday on a $500 bond. His mug shot was pretty epic, too.
Jason Aldean and his wife Brittany Kerr Aldean are very thankful to be spending a little more time with their newborn son. On Friday, which was originally when their baby boy Memphis was expected to arrive, the new mom shared a family photo on Instagram starring their 9-day-old child. “Today was Memphis’ due date, but thankfully he came a week early so we get more time with him,” the makeup artist and lifestyle blogger captioned the picture. “You make life a trillion times better, little man!! We love you SO much #sleepyparents #ohsoblessed,” she added. Want all the latest pregnancy and birth announcements, plus celebrity mom blogs? Click here to get those and more in the PEOPLE Babies newsletter.
Today was Memphis’ due date, but thankfully he came a week early so we get more time with him???? You make life a trillion times better, little man!! We love you SO much???????????? #sleepyparents #ohsoblessed A post shared by Brittany Aldean (@brittanyaldean) on Dec 8, 2017 at 2:58pm PST Born in Nashville, Memphis Aldean Williams weighed in at 9 lbs., 5 oz. on Nov. 1, eight weeks after his famous father was onstage at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas when a gunman opened fire from a nearby hotel, killing 58 people and injuring 489. “So blessed today to see my little man come into the world. In a year that has been a rollercoaster ride, this is what it’s all about,” Aldean, 40, said in his announcement of his son’s birth. Memphis is the first child for Kerr Aldean.
The country star has two daughters: 10-year-old Kendyl and 14-year-old Keeley from his previous marriage. The couple, who wed in March 2015, revealed in May that they are expecting their first child together in winter 2017. ???????????????? A post shared by Brittany Aldean (@brittanyaldean) on Dec 6, 2017 at 1:22pm PST As for what Aldean is looking forward to most about being a father to his son, it had nothing to do with music. “My dad and my grandfather used to come down and every year we had a hunting trip that was like a week long,” he said in August, admitting that when he looked “back on those times” he realized “it was something really special.” In fact, Aldean is happy to be joined by another male in his family.
“The first boy in the family on both sides is kind of a special thing for everybody,” the Grammy nominee told revealed at the 2017 CMA Awards in June. “Both sides of our families are full of girls. I have two, my sister’s got three, [Brittany’s] sister has got two, and so there are no boys at all.”
The Texas home owned by NBA star Chris Bosh had all of the hallmarks of a traditional drug trafficking den ... from iron gates to security cameras -- this according to the cops who raided the joint.JAMZ 101.5 HD 2 ATLANTA. has learned.. Bosh's mother, Freida, is listed as a suspect in an alleged crack cocaine and heroin trafficking operation based out of the home Chris owns in DeSoto, Texas. Cops conducted an covert sting operation to obtain evidence -- which included sending an undercover officer to the home on Tuesday to snatch and grab trash bags that had been left outside of the home.
Officials say investigators sifted through the trash and found tons of evidence -- including baggies with cocaine residue, weed paraphernalia, burned joints and mail with Freida's name on it. As for the drug trafficking den -- cops say the home was guarded by a large iron fence and outfitted with security cameras ... "a common tactic for drug traffickers" for obvious reasons. Cops say one of the suspects has a rap sheet that includes violent crime -- including an incident where he was arrested for allegedly shooting a guy in the
face during a drug deal. One law enforcement source tells JAMZ 101.5 HD 2 ATLANTA ... Chris is not suspected of any wrongdoing and his only real connection is the fact he owns the property. So, how the hell did Bosh's mother get mixed up in such a dangerous situation? Unclear at this point. We're told no arrests have been made at this point -- but they could be coming soon.
Lil Peep died from an overdose of Fentanyl and Xanax, according to the toxicology report ... JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTA has learned. The Pima County Medical Examiner conducted the testing and found the cause of death came from the "combined toxic effects of fentanyl and alprazolam." Alprazolam is generic form of the anti-anxiety drug Xanax. There were a ton of other drugs in his system though. According to the report, obtained by JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTA,
he tested positive for marijuana, cocaine and the painkiller Tramadol in his blood. His urine tested positive for all those drugs, plus other powerful opiates such as Hydrocodone, Hydromorphone (Dilaudid), Oxycodone and Oxymorphone. He had no alcohol in his system. The M.E. says the death was accidental. It's known that combining Fentanyl and Xanax can cause respiratory distress, coma and possibly death. As we reported, the 21-year-old rapper was found dead on his tour bus during a stop in Tucson, Arizona. He was unresponsive and they were unable to revive him.
She's famously known as NBA star Dwyane Wade's wife, however Gabrielle Union has proven she's a savvy businesswoman in her own right. She is a 45-year-old that doesn't look a day over 30 and it turns out that Gabrielle Union is running one of the highest-earning companies in the country. The beautiful actress secretly launched a skincare company last year and has
kept quiet about her successful stint as CEO. Gabrielle admits she purposely avoided publicly announcing her business because she wanted to make sure the company could stand on its own two feet. “I was worried people would just associate it with my famous family and I felt as though that would be a huge disservice to the company.
The products we produce really are life-changing and they deserve to be recognized on their own merit,” Gabrielle explained. The product she's talking about is Avila Ageless Serum which has taken the world by storm. The product is repeatedly selling out within minutes and Gabrielle says her number one struggle as CEO is sourcing enough products to be able to adequately service the demand. “We're forever selling out. Whether it's in stores or online, whenever we re-stock our customers buy out all the products within minutes.” The scintillating success hasn't come easy and Gabrielle admits she spent years of hard work behind the scenes perfecting the products. “I wanted to be able to offer the public a healthy and safe alternative to plastic surgery.
Not only is plastic surgery a very risky option, but it's also not financially achievable for many Americans.” Gabrielle says she was determined to create topical treatments that people could apply in the comfort of their own homes, that would boost their self-esteem and help them feel good about themselves. It appears as though her products have done just that,
with numerous celebrities jumping on board and singing Avila Ageless Serum's praises. “I use Avila Ageless Serum myself and a few of my friends started asking me what was responsible for the huge change in my skin. Word started spreading that way and before I knew it, we had amassed a huge celebrity clientele.”
Steve Harvey is being sued by a guy who claims he was hired by the TV mogul to raise $20 million for the Steve and Marjorie Foundation as well as other ventures and got royally stiffed. Vincent Dimmock claims he struck a deal with Harvey in April to raise the $20 mil, and in return he says he was promised 12.5% of everything he brought in. Dimmock says in the lawsuit he had access to high-level execs, A-list entertainers and political figures including a former President, and he got pledges for $20 mil. According to the suit, Dimmock delivered on the first million but Harvey refused to pay him his commission.
Dimmock claims Harvey never intended to pay him and then goes on to make various allegations. Dimmock says he introduced Harvey to an investor in May, and during their meeting he allegedly disparaged women, blamed Oprah Winfrey and Tyler Perry for giving him bad financial advice and also blamed Barack Obama for Harvey's "disastrous meeting with Donald Trump." He says Harvey and his foundation were in bad financial shape because of a series of P.R. gaffes,
including mocking Asian men and meeting with Trump. We reached out to Harvey's agent, Todd Frank, who tells JAMZ 101.5 ATLANTA, "It sounds fake. Steve is the most loyal guy in the world. I've never been stiffed on a commission from Steve Harvey in 21 years."
Federal prosecutors sought a life sentence, arguing Slater, then a North Charleston police officer, had committed second-degree murder and also should be punished for obstructing justice by providing the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division with false statements. Slager, 36, shot Scott five times in the back "for running away, simply for having a broken taillight," Jared Fishman of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division told the court in his closing statement this week. It's "time to call it what it was -- a murder," Fishman said, specifying second-degree murder. But defense attorney Andy Savage argued that while Slager's actions were criminal, they did not amount to murder.
The appropriate offense was voluntary manslaughter, Slager's attorneys said. A probation officer had recommended Slager be sentenced to 10 to 13 years in prison. Norton recognized that neither the Scott family nor the Slager family likely would be pleased with his punishment, adding that sentencing is the hardest facet of his more than 27 years on the bench. Slager has 14 days to appeal. In a statement, Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed his condolences to the Scott family and stressed the duty police officers have to uphold the law and protect citizens. "Officers who violate anyone's rights also violate their oaths of honor, and they tarnish the names of the vast majority of officers, who do incredible work," he said. "Those who enforce our laws must also bide by them -- and this Department of Justice will hold accountable anyone who violates the civil rights of our fellow Americans."
Before the sentence was announced, Scott's family addressed the court and gave the judge their victim impact statements. Judy Scott broke down in tears as she recalled the memory of her son. "If you met him, you would like him," she said. "I didn't know anyone who didn't like him." Speaking to Slager, Scott also said she forgave the former officer, a sentiment echoed by Walter Scott's brother, Anthony Scott. "I miss my brother, and our family will never be the same," he said. "Until I got the help I needed, it helped me to release the pain of losing my brother. God gave forgiveness in my heart for Officer Slager." Members of Slager's family also provided statements to the court in an effort to lessen the sentence.
They shared with the court a portrait of a young man who became a police officer and went into public service out of an intense desire to help people. His mother, Karen Sharpe, told the court he was a wonderful son, husband and father. "This will be in his heart for the rest of his life and will never, ever go away," she said through her tears. "He's a very, very good person and he'll think of this for the rest of his life." Slager's wife, Jamie, asked the judge for mercy for her husband. "My heart breaks that things cannot be changed," she said. Slager, looking haggard in a gray-and-white prison jumpsuit with his wrists shackled to his waist, gave his own testimony. For the past 31 months, he said, he had thought about the moment he opened fire. "Walter Scott is no longer with his family, and I'm responsible for that,"
Slager said, adding the Scott family would be forever changed without Walter. "I'm standing here before you taking responsibility for my actions." The Scott family said at the subsequent press conference that Slager had sought to make amends with them. "He apologized to the family," said Rodney Scott, another of Walter's brothers. "He called each and every last one of our names in court today and apologized. So who are we not to forgive?" The attorneys praised Norton's decision, but said it was "only the beginning." "Yes, this is a sense of justice here," said Justin Bamberg, an attorney and state legislator. "But the fight for justice can't stop here, and we all owe it to ourselves and those around us to continue to fight to make the system better.
50 Cent just won a huge legal victory when a judge threw out a lawsuit where he was accused of ripping off someone else's work to create his hit show, "Power." Two guys wrote a play called "Dangerous" which they claimed was eerily like "Power." The story line involved a drug dealer who engaged in violence, launders money and attempts to stave off prosecution. The court said these are common elements that are in the public domain
and "One need only look to such shows and movies as The Wire, Empire, Breaking Bad, Narcos, Weeds, Carlito's Way, American Gangster, New Jack City, Scarface and Paid in Full." So, 2 things we know ... 50 Cent won big, and the judge sure knows his TV shows and movies.
Meek Mill has officially appealed the decision that just landed him in prison for 2 to 4 years. In legal docs, obtained by JAMZ 101.5 HD 2 ATLANTA, Meek's lawyer laid out the groundwork for asking a higher court to free the rapper, on grounds the judge was unfair and biased against him. As we reported, Meek's attorneys claim
Judge Genece Brinkley had it out for Meek after he refused to change managers -- she allegedly was chummy with the one she was pushing -- and she also allegedly tried in vain to get Meek to record a Boyz II Men song and give her a shout-out. Meek's lawyers have ordered a full transcript to show the appeals court the judge was prejudiced.
Meghan Markle is about to get a crash course on being a royal -- from knowing the rules of curtsying to handling herself at State events -- and we've learned her teacher is her fiance, Harry. Meghan has a million things to learn, according to royal expert Katie Nicholl. Just a few examples, she has to know the curtsy rules ... she has to bend for the Queen, Kate, Beatrice, Eugenie and others. She needs to know how to address dignitaries, and the rules of royal fashion. She needs to know how to handle herself at State dinners.
She also has to learn royal etiquette at the table ... how to hold conversations, and on and on. Harry knows the drill because he's been around it since birth, so he's the perfect mentor. There are silly little no-no's Meghan needs to understand. We're told one thing that she'll have to lose is her love of selfies with fans. It's just not done. Diana ran afoul of the rules early on when she wore a revealing black gown for an event with Princess Grace. In royal-dom, all black outfits are reserved for funerals and mourning. And get this ...
we're told Harry started giving Meghan royal homework months ago, which means he knew she was a keeper. We're guessing Meghan will have a few books on her nightstand, like Katie Nicholl's upcoming book, "Harry: Love, Life, Loss." It's a learning process for sure, but she has to have everything down pat by May 26 ... when she and Harry get hitched.
Meek Mill is seriously cleaning up while he's in prison, bouncing between several different jobs ... and doing it at a rate light-years from his rap dough. Meek's serving his 2 to 4 years at Pennsylvania's SCI Chester ... where he's part of the general labor crew, getting his hands very dirty. A prison rep tells us Meek cleans the cell block, tidies up prison grounds and washes dishes. He also cooks food and serves it up,
too! He does it all with a smile, apparently, while earning just 19 cents per hour. The rep says he's a model inmate who gets some juicy perks due to good behavior. Meek gets access to electrical and carpentry shops, and he's waitlisted for some therapy courses. Lemonade from lemons, for sure. We still think he'd rather be poppin' bottles.
A day after unveiling the Air Jordan 9 NRG boot in olive, today Jordan Brand presents a brand new iteration of the boot in a fan-favorite colorway. Set to release in all-black, Jordan Brand gears up to launch the second version of their Air Jordan 9 NRG boot. The latest version of the Air Jordan 9 sneaker boot is dressed in an all-black upper. Inspired by the popular Retro 9 iteration, the brand new Jumpman shoe features a black leather canvas with metal eyelets and a bulky, durable all-terrain outsole in a gum colorway. In addition,
Jordan Brand's signature Jumpman logos are featured on the tongue and heel, completing the sneakers overall look. The Air Jordan 9 NRG in black and gum has yet to receive a release date, but keep it locked with JAMZ 101.5 HD2 ATLANTA in the days to come to find out more info behind this release and future Air Jordan 9 NRG boot releases. In related Jordan Brand news, yesterday the Jumpman unveiled the very first iteration of their Air Jordan 9 NRG boot in an olive colorway.
If ya want some California love from Tupac Shakur, it's about to go on sale -- a full frontal shot of the rap legend dropping trou. The photo was taken in the middle of a 1990 house party in Marin County. We're told Pac would frequently try to shock his pals by exposing his twig, berries and the vast surrounding shrubbery. Hey, it was a much different time.
This particular night ... we're told Pac's gf at the time threatened to snap a photo if he didn't cover up. Of course, he didn't back down, and the d**k pic was born. We're told the ex wants to privately sell it for $7,500. A rock 'n' roll auction house is accepting offers, but if she can't get the asking price, the woman plans to let it go to the highest bidder. There are other party pics she's planning to sell, but Tupac's fully clothed. Save your scratch for the big show ... we ain't mad at cha.
ATLANTA — For the second time in eight years, the mayoralty of the South’s most influential city is likely to head to a recount. Fewer than 800 votes separated Keisha Lance Bottoms and Mary Norwood after local officials tallied more than 92,000 ballots that were cast in a runoff election on Tuesday, according to unofficial returns. The margin was narrow enough that Ms. Norwood, seeking to become Atlanta’s first white mayor in more than 40 years, said she would ask for a recount. But Ms. Bottoms and her allies declared victory early Wednesday. “This has been a very, very, very long campaign, but as we look ahead toward the future,
I look forward to engaging with each of you, making sure that our city continues to move forward,” she said. “And for those who did not support me, I look forward to working with you as well because this is still a city for all of us.” It was a head-spinning night in the Georgia capital for Ms. Bottoms and Ms. Norwood, who traded leads after a fractious campaign in which race was a persistent undercurrent.
But the call for a recount lent it a surreal edge: In 2009, Ms. Norwood sought a recount when she trailed in the mayoral election. Ms. Norwood ultimately lost that race, by 714 votes, to Kasim Reed. Early Wednesday, Ms. Bottoms’s lead was 759 votes — or about 0.8 percent of the vote, within the range in which a candidate is allowed to ask for a recount.