LeGarrette Blount Calls Jonathan Martin’s Gun Pic ‘Disturbing’ and Hopes He Gets Help

Eagles RB LeGarrette Blount’s deeply disturbed by the situation with ex-NFL lineman Jonathan Martin, but hopes catching an early warning sign is good for everyone … including Martin. We got Blount at LAX Friday and talked about the troubling gun…

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Kanye West and his family will appear on the Family Feud

Kanye West and his family are set to appear on an upcoming episode of Celebrity Family Feud.

Kanye, along with his wife Kim Kardashian-West, an aunt and two of his cousins will compete against the Kardashian-Jenners.

In a video posted to Instagram, Kim said she and Kanye “are the biggest fans of Family Feud.” She added that “Kanye has waiting his whole life for this moment.”

The episode was filmed today, but there’s no word yet on an air date.


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Making a Murderer sequel series Convicting a Murderer to focus on prosecution’s side of the story

True crime is a hot commodity these days, and the massive popularity 2015 Netflix documentary series Making a Murderer has a lot to do with that. The intertwined stories of the late Teresa Halbach and alleged murderers Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey not only captured viewers’ attention, but also ignited nationwide conversations about the abuse of power and coerced confessions.

Directors Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos also faced plenty of criticism for what many considered to be a one-sided view of the case. Now, documentary filmmaker Shawn Rech seeks to fill in the gaps left by the previous duo with Convicting a Murderer, a companion series of sorts that, according to a press statement “will examine the case and the allegations of police wrongdoing from a broader perspective.” It will also “share with viewers the traumatic effects of being found guilty and vilified in the court of public opinion.”

Rech also says the documentary had “unprecedented access to District Attorney Ken Kratz, Lead Investigator Tom Fassbender, and other major players in State v. Avery.” Kratz, if you’ll remember, was portrayed in a very poor light in the original documentary.

“We fight for the truth,” Rech says. “We’ll present all of the evidence in the Avery case from the perspective of both the prosecution and the defense and see if viewers feel the same way they did two years ago following the first season of Making A Murderer.

While a second season of Making a Murderer is in the works at Netflix, Convicting a Murderer is still looking for a home. Brendan Dassey, who emerged from the original series as the victim of a forced confession, is still in prison despite a federal judge overturning his conviction in 2016.

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Erykah Badu celebrates birthday with Dave Chappelle, Mos Def, Anderson .Paak, and more

For the last several years, Erykah Badu has celebrated her birthday with a star-studded concert at the Bomb Factory in Houston, Texas. Yesterday, Badu turned 47 and she partied alongside Dave Chappelle, Yasiin Bey (fka Mos Def),  Anderson .Paak, DRAM, Willow Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith, and more.

Watch fan-captured footage, including video of Chappelle serenading Badu with a performance of Prince’s “1999”, below.

On Thursday night, Chappelle and Bey made a surprise appearance at Madlib’s concert in San Francisco.

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Bon Jovi to reunite with original lineup at Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremonies have long served as fertile ground for band reunions, with the likes of Pearl Jam and Journey enjoying some sort of communion with their original members at the event in recent years. This year, ’80s-era hair rockers Bon Jovi will celebrate their Hall of Fame induction by reuniting their original lineup for “a couple songs” at the April 14th ceremony in Cleveland.

That means Jon Bon Jovi, drummer Tico Torres, and keyboardist David Bryan will be joined by Alec John Such and Richie Sambora, who left the group in 1994 and 2013, respectively. “[S]peaking to Alec on the phone, it was wonderful,” Torres told Billboard. “We took that journey together at certain times as a group, and I think it’s wonderful we can re-enact that — not only for us, but for the fans. I think when you get together with old friends, there’s always going to be some deep emotions within that.”

(Read: The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Isn’t Getting Out of Its Own Way Anytime Soon)

Torres and Bryan are currently touring with Bon Jovi on the “This House Is Not For Sale Tour” in support of the 2016 album of the same name. They’ve been releasing a few new songs to accompany the tour, including “When We Were Us”, which Bryan says was inspired by the Hall of Fame induction. See them perform it on Colbert below.


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