This is so hard for me to type! I cry as I do so! After seven seaons, I am so grateful for all the love and laughs! I can confirm that I have decided not to return to RHOA for the eighth season. Thank you everyone that has watched and supported me over the years on this amazing platform! Special thanks to Andy Cohen, True Entertainment, & Bravo for giving me the opportunity to show the world Nene Leakes and sometimes give them NayNay. This has been such a big part of my life but I am excited for new beginnings that I will share with you soon. With lots of thoughts and prayer, I’ve decided to step out on faith and not fear. xoxo
The Supreme Court has found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage, striking down bans in 14 states and handing a historic victory to the gay rights movement that would have been unthinkable just 10 years ago.
Anthony Kennedy, a conservative justice who has broken with his ideological colleagues to author several decisions expanding rights for LGBT people, again sided with the court’s four liberals to strike down the state bans. The 5-4 majority ruled that preventing same-sex people from marrying violated their constitutional right to due process under the 14th Amendment and that the states were unable to put forth a compelling reason to withhold that right from people.
“It would misunderstand these men and women to say they disrespect the idea of marriage,” Kennedy wrote of same-sex couples. “Their plea is that they do respect it, respect it so deeply that they seek to find its fulfillment for themselves.”
“They ask for equal dignity in the eyes of the law,” he continued. “The Constitution grants them that right.”
The United States is now just the 21st country in the world to allow same-sex marriage in every jurisdiction.
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The lawsuit, which is seeking $10 million in punitive damages for multiple counts, also claims Gordon committed “domestic violence on Brown, including punching her in the face, knocking out a front tooth, and dragging her upstairs by her hair.”
Gordon’s lawyer did not return ABC News’ request for comment about the lawsuit. Gordon did tweet a message of hope for Brown Wednesday, which is now protected and blocked from the public.
Bobbi Kristina Brown is being moved to hospice care after months in the hospital.
In a statement, her aunt Pat Houston said Whitney Houston’s daughter’s “condition has continued to deteriorate” and Brown was moved to hospice care Wednesday.
The statement added the Houston family thanks “everyone for their support and prayers. She is in God’s hands now.”
Brown is also the daughter of singer Bobby Brown.
Last week a source connected to the Brown family told FOX411 that the 22-year-old is in a vegetative state.
“Bobby Brown should have let her go when the family all agreed back in February,” the source said. “She’s a vegetable.”
Christopher Brown, legal counsel for Bobby Brown, released a statement Friday addressing media reports on her condition.
“Bobbi Kristina is not going home to die as numerous news affiliates and websites have reported,” he said.
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For the second time this month, rapper Rick Ross has been arrested in the state of Georgia. Ross (born William Roberts) was taken into custody last night by the Metro Atlanta Fugitive Task Force for outstanding warrants for aggravated assault.
WSB reports the “Stay Schemin’” rhymer got into an altercation with someone working on his Fayette County property. Ross is accused of pistol-whipping the man. He and his bodyguard were charged with kidnapping, aggravated assault, and aggravated battery.
Lil Wayne announced that his upcoming “Free Weezy Album” will be released on the Fourth of July. A couple of days later, Young Thug revealed the cover art for his upcoming release, and according to Thugger’s latest post, he plans to follow in the steps of Weezy and release his mixtape on July 4 as well.
Facing pressure from angry consumers, Amazon on Tuesday joined other big retailers in deciding to remove Confederate battle flag merchandise from its offerings.
The giant online retailer followed Walmart, Sears and eBay in discontinuing sales of such products after the shooting of nine black parishioners in a South Carolina church by a white gunman. Etsy, the online retailer, also decided to drop flag-related items.
The killings have renewed a focus on the Confederate flag, which had been displayed in photographs of the gunman. And large segments of the public have demanded that it be removed from its perch at the statehouse in Charleston, S.C. On Tuesday, as the flag continued to be held up as a symbol of hatred and slavery, South Carolina lawmakers were considering whether to have it taken down.
Janet Jackson’s indelible mark on the world of music transcends decades and generations, and because of that, BET is honored to recognize the Queen of Pop with the first-ever Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual Award at the 2015 BET Awards.
“This is Janet Jackson, people! We are excited beyond belief to present her with our inaugural ULTIMATE ICON: Music Dance Visual award and we are thrilled that she chose the BET Awards as the first step on her new road,” said Stephen G. Hill, BET’s President of Programming. “An inspiration to many other artists, ‘Ms. Jackson’ (’cause I’m nasty) blends music, dance and visuals in unique and groundbreaking ways and we look forward to celebrating her storied history… as well as giving the BET Awards audience a peek into her Unbreakable future.”
As she makes her grand return to the music scene, Jackson will be honored like the music royal that she is with performances from three of her biggest contemporary admirers: Tinashe, Jason Derulo and Ciara.
Ms. Jackson’s comeback has already begun with her first single, “No Sleeep,” from her upcoming album — her first in seven years — officially premiering yesterday (June 22). The Ultimate Icon: Music Dance Visual award will be another honor that Jackson can add to her résumé as she currently holds six Grammys, two Emmys, a Golden Globe, and many others. She is also the first African-American female artist to have hit singles in each of the last four decades, proving that she is very much deserving of this prestigious distinction.