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Twilight star Gregory Tyree Boyce and girlfriend found dead

May 18, 2020.

Twilight star Gregory Tyree Boyce and his girlfriend Natalie Adepoju have been found dead.

A spokesperson for the Las Vegas Medical Examiners confirmed to E! News on Monday (May 18) that Boyce and Adepoju had both been pronounced dead last Wednesday (May 13).

An investigation into the couple's causes of death are still pending, so there is no available information at this time about the events leading up to their passing.

Boyce is best known for starring in 2008's Twilight as Tyler Crowley, the student who nearly killed Bella Swan (Kristen Stewart) with his van before Edward Cullen (Robert Pattinson) rushed to her rescue.

This was a pivotal scene in the movie, as it was the moment where Bella realized that Edward had superhuman capabilities for the very first time.

Boyce's mother Lisa Wayne shared her grief over his death on Facebook, writing: "I'm sick without you. I'm torn, I'm lost. I'm in pain. I'd text you or call you when I was broken or worried about something, and you'd tell me, Ma, I got you, we'll get thru this together. Boy.

"Why did you leave me. We lived in the same complex and you were my dinner. You'd cook, I'd come eat and chill and walk back home."

She later shared a memory of their last meeting: "With you, the last time I saw you on Monday, May 11, 2020, I went to your house to eat leftovers from Mother's day, we watched a Dave Chappelle show and you walked me to my car, hugged me, kissed me on my cheek and told me that you love me and to call you when I got home.

Jussie Smollett Lawsuit Against City Of Chicago Tossed By Federal Judge

April 23, 2020

US District Court Judge Virginia Kendall ruled Wednesday that Jussie Smollett’s claim of malicious prosecution by the City of Chicago cannot move forward.

The judge did rule that Smollett can refile the case if he’s found not guilty in his upcoming trial on his original charges of fabricating a racially charged assault.

A grand jury in February re-indicted Smollet on charges he staged a hate crime. Special prosecutor Dan Webb pushed for the charges after Smollett’s original 16 counts were dropped by prosecutors, a move that caused outrage in some quarters.

Webb filed a new six-count indictment against the former Empire star in February. Smollett has pleaded not guilty.

The city has also sued Smollett to recover $130,106 for its investigation into his claims. Smollett filed a counterclaim last November, making his malicious prosecution allegations against the city, detectives Michael Theis and Edward Wodnicki, former Chicago Police Supt. Eddie Johnson and bodybuilding brothers Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo.

Smollett has steadfastly maintained his innocence on the charges.

Ricky Martin arrived in Chile today to kick off the Viña del Mar Festival

February 22, 2020

Puerto Rican singer Ricky Martin landed at the Santiago airport one day before performing on stage on the first day of the 2020 Vine Festival.

At the time of his arrival, the singer got out of the car that would transfer him to his hotel and gave himself a few minutes to greet the dozens of journalists and fans who were waiting for them in the place to get the artist's first statements.

"Good morning Chile. We are here, we are going to Viña, we are going to the Festival, we are going to have a good time," were the first words of Ricky.

Martin, who will be present on the first opening night of the next 61st edition of the Viñamarino festival, thanked the reaction that the national public has had regarding its latest release, the song "Sharks.

This Sunday, February 23, Ricky Martin will perform on stage , followed by comedian Stefan Kramer and the Puerto Rican Pedro Capó will close the night.

Elton John Breaks Down In Tears As He’s Escorted Off Stage Mid-Concert After Losing His Voice

February 16, 2020

A “deeply upset and sorry” Elton John has apologised to fans after cutting short a concert in New Zealand.

The 72-year-old was performing at Auckland’s Mount Smart Stadium on Sunday when he lost his voice and broke down in tears on stage.

In footage shared by fans on social media, Sir Elton is seen crying as he is escorted from the stage while thousands of concert-goers give him a standing ovation.

The music legend later revealed he had been diagnosed with walking pneumonia just hours before the gig.

Posting on Instagram, he said: “I want to thank everyone who attended tonight’s gig in Auckland.

“I was diagnosed with walking pneumonia earlier today, but I was determined to give you the best show humanly possible.

“I played and sang my heart out, until my voice could sing no more.

“I’m disappointed, deeply upset and sorry. I gave it all I had.

 

Watch: Lizzo Wins Best Pop Solo Performance | 2020 GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech

Here Are the 2020 Grammy Award Winners

While the world is reeling from the tragic death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant, the Grammys must go on. It’s music’s self-proclaimed biggest night of the year. This year’s nominees were announced back in November by Alicia Keys, who hosted the awards show for the second time. Turns out when Beyoncé sang “Who run the world? Girls!” she was specifically talking about the 2020 Grammy Awards. Lizzo and Billie Eilish led the nominations with eight and seven, respectively. This year’s Grammys took place on January 26 at 8 p.m. Here’s a list of the winners in each category so far.

Song of the Year “Always Remember Us This Way,” Natalie Hemby, Lady Gaga, Hillary Lindsey and Lori McKenna (Lady Gaga)

“Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish O’Connell and Finneas O’Connell (Billie Eilish) “Bring My Flowers Now,” Brandi Carlile, Phil Hanseroth, Tim Hanseroth and Tanya Tucker (Tanya Tucker) “Hard Place,” Ruby Amanfu, Sam Ashworth, D. Arcelious Harris, H.E.R., and Rodney Jerkins (H.E.R.) “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” Lana Del Rey and Jack Antonoff (Lana Del Rey)” “Lover,” Taylor Swift (Taylor Swift) “Someone You Love,” Tom Barnes, Lewis Capaldi, Pete Kelleher, Benjamin Kohn, and Sam Roman (Lewis Capaldo) “Truth Hurts,” Steven Cheung, Eric Frederic, Melissa Jefferson & Jesse Saint John (Lizzo)

Best Rap/Sung Performance

“Higher,” DJ Khaled featuring Nipsey Hussle and John Legend “Drip Too Hard,” Lil Baby and Gunna “Panini,” Lil Nas X “Ballin,” Mustard featuring Roddy Ricch “The London,” Young Thug featuring J. Cole and Travis Scott

Best Rap Album

Revenge of the Dreamers 3, Dreamville Championships, Meek Mill IGOR, Tyler the Creator The Lost Boy, YBN Cordae I Am > I Was, 21 Savage

Best Comedy Album

Quality Time, Jim Gaffigan Relatable, Ellen DeGeneres Right Now, Aziz Ansari Son of Patricia, Trevor Noah Sticks & Stones, Dave Chapelle

Best Country Duo/Group Performance “Brand New Man,” Brooks & Dunn featuring Luke Combs “I Don’t Remember Me (Before You),” Brothers Osborne “Speechless,” Dan + Shay “The Daughters,” Little Big Town “Common,” Maren Morris featuring Brandi Carlile

Best Pop Solo Performance “Spirit,” Beyoncé “Bad Guy,” Billie Eilish “7 Rings,” Ariana Grande “Truth Hurts,” Lizzo “You Need to Calm Down,” Taylor Swift

Best Pop Vocal Album The Lion King: The Gift — Beyoncé When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go — Billie Eilish Thank U, Next — Ariana Grande No. 6 Collaborations Project — Ed Sheeran Lover — Taylor Swift

Best R&B Album 1123 — BJ The Chicago Kid Painted — Lucky Daye Ella Mai — Ella Mai Paul — PJ Morton Ventura — Anderson .Paak

 

VI Recording Artist, Krueshef, is Making Great Strides on the World Stage

January 10, 2020

Freedomcity Times caught up with VI Recording artist, Krueshef, as he paid a visit to his hometown, Frederiksted, St. Croix, this week to mingle with his family and friends.

Krueshef, who's real name is Clarence Joseph, was born and raised in Frederiksted and graduated from the St. Croix Educational Complex.

As a youngster, Joseph began singing and boxing at the age of 12 and competed in various boxing tournaments in the Virgin Islands & the Caribbean, and won several medals. His first on stage singing performance was at 16 when he and his brother dazzled the crowd, during a VI Star Search Talent competition, at Island Center for the Performing Arts. Since then his ability to mock artists, like Bounty Killer and Merciless had caught the ears of his peers.

The Crucian relocated to the US Mainland after graduating from High School. Once he reached New York City, he took the opportunity to continue to polish his musical writing and performing talents. During his stay in Colorado Springs, Krueshef was able to network and perform with popular artists like Jason Derulo, Bobby Brackins, Natty King, DMX, Coast to Coast, and 96.1 The Beat.

Perhaps, Krusef's biggest performance had to be when he rocked the crowd in Colorado Springs in 2011 at the Annual Spring Spree event. His performance drew more than 3 times the audience over American Idol Runner up Bo Bice.

Now that Krueshef has made his home in California, Krueshef has collaborated with musical artist Ibru and released “Di Great I’AM” which is distributed worldwide with Zojack worldwide music. Most recently, Krueshef has worked with One Army Entertainment, one of the hottest Jamaican producers in Jamaica along with music consultant Cara Vickers, and has released “Pray with Me” on the Bitter Bush Riddim alongside well-known reggae artists like Bugle, Jah Vinci and Zagga.

Krueshef's music is on Youtube or on his website, www.krueshef.com.

He plans to come home regularly in 2020.

 

Watch: Freedomcity Times Interview with VI Recording Artist, Krueshef

Watch: Krueshef- Di Great I AM ft. Ibru

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Marc Anthony's $7 Million Yacht Caught Fire & Capsized in Miami

December 19, 2019

Singer Marc Anthony's yacht caught fire Wednesday night in Miami and capsized.

At 7:30 p.m., Miami Fire Rescue responded to the fire, which was docked at a marina on Watson Island. Two fireboats initially arrived at the sight of the yacht already engulfed in flames.

The team worked to extinguish the fire before it could spread to other boats docked at the marina.

"Boat fires can quickly go from a small compartment fire into an unstoppable blaze in a matter of minutes because of the material found onboard these vessels," Miami-Dade Fire Rescue said in a statement.

The firefighters used an oil-absorbent to soak up oil on the surface of the water in order to decrease potential negative environmental impacts, according to Miami-Dade.

Watch: Video of the Boat on Fire

Watch:Miss Jamaica Wins Miss World 2019

Toni-Ann Singh is the 4th Jamaican woman to win the title. Miss World is the 2nd biggest pageant in the world.

SOUTH AFRICA WINS MISS UNIVERSE 2019

Photos show the emotional moment Miss South Africa Zozibini Tunzi was crowned the winner of Miss Universe 2019

December 8,2019

Zozibini Tunzi took home the 2019 Miss Universe title at the annual beauty pageant on Sunday, held this year at the Tyler Perry Studios in Atlanta, Georgia.

Hailing from South Africa, the 26-year-old pageant winner is the first black woman from her country to wear the Miss Universe crown. She works as an activist, and is particularly passionate about fighting gender-based violence. Natural beauty is also important to Tunzi, who believes women should "love themselves the way they are," according to the Miss Universe website.

After being named the winner, Tunzi pressed her hands together against her head and grinned.

She was then presented with the Miss Universe sash, which was placed over her sparkling, long-sleeved gown.

Of course, the Miss Universe crown followed. Tunzi looked emotional as Catriona Gray — who previously served as Miss Philippines and Miss Universe 2018 — placed the crown upon her head.

This year's crown is called the "Power of Unity," according to a video from Mouawad Jewelry.

She was up against Miss Puerto Rico and Miss Mexico, who took home second and third place respectively.

Rapper Juice Wrld Dies Aged 21 After 'Suffering A siezure at Chicago's Midway Airport

Rapper Juice Wrld Dies at Age 21 After 'Suffering A siezure at Chicago's Midway Airport

December 8, 2019

Rapper Juice Wrld has died aged 21 after suffering a reported seizure at Chicago's Midway airport Sunday morning.

The up and coming star was bleeding from the mouth when medics arrived, according to TMZ.

He is understood to have been conscious before being rushed to hospital, where he was declared dead.

A cause of death is not yet known. 

*The star was said to have been bleeding from the mouth when medics arrived

*He is understood to have been conscious before being rushed to hospital

*Juice Wrld, real name Jarad A Higgins, fell ill after landing into Chicago from California Sunday morning, TMZ reports; a cause of death is not yet known

*Juice Wrld had enjoyed hits with Lucid Dreams and All Girls Are the Same