Azealia Banks will NOT be going to jail… for now!
On Wednesday, the 212 rapper took a plea deal for her bizarre boob biting case in NYC. As you surely know, the controversial songwriter was accused of assault after she allegedly chomped down on the breast of a female security guard who was throwing her out of 1Oak back in 2015.
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But it seems as though Miz Banks' case won't be going to trial, as she's struck a deal to get out of this mess. According to PageSix, Azealia pled guilty to the third-degree assault charge in exchange for a deferred no-jail sentence. When asked by Judge Ann Scherzer if she "intentionally cause[d] physical injury to Christine Soares," the 25-year-old simply muttered:
Remember when Azealia Banks accused Russell Crowe of calling her a racial slur and choking her during an altercation at his Beverly Hills hotel?
Just in case you don't, the 212 rapper alleged the A-lister assaulted her in a scary confrontation in October, although witnesses say Crowe threw her out of the room after she threatened to cut guests with broken glass.
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It turns out, the D.A. has decided to drop the singer's case on Wednesday, and Russell will not be charged for bear hugging her in order to get her out of the suite.
According to TMZ, the Los Angeles District Attorney's office says his actions were "justified to prevent the imminent violence threatened by Banks" and the 52-year-old's attempt to spit at her was "incidental to preventing more serious threatened violence."
Eyewitnesses also backed up the star's account of her being verbally aggressive.
Azealia has yet to respond to the news, but we can't imagine she'll be happy about it.
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Tom Cruise has major mummy issues!!
And he's also dealing with one relentless undead b*tch in the new trailer for The Mummy!
The action-packed trailer shows a glimpse of a much darker reboot, featuring Cruise literally PLUMMETING TO HIS DEATH on a plane carrying the tomb of an ancient princess.
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We also get a look at Russell Crowe as Dr. Jekyll, Annabelle Wallis as the hottest archeologist since Indiana Jones, and Sofia Boutella as the enchanted Princess Ahmanet — who clearly wakes up on the wrong side of the crypt and causes all sorts of chaos!
The cray trailer also serves as a hell of an introduction to Universal's relaunch of the monster movie library, with the creepy promise:
"Welcome to a new world of gods… and monsters."
Ch-ch-check out the intense trailer (below) and catch The Mummy in theaters June 9, 2017!
As you may know by now, legendary singer and songwriter Leonard Cohen passed away at the age of 82.
Cohen was best known for writing Hallelujah which was popularized by Jeff Buckley in the early '90s, but the Canadian artist left a lasting impact on several singers as many celebs took to Twitter to pay their respects.
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Not only did artists such as Justin Timberlake and Bette Midler share their feels, but stars like Russell Crowe and hot Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau made sure to send their regards!
Ch-ch-check out all the sweet celebrity reactions to Leonard's death (below) and let us know if you'll be honoring the artist in any way today!
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Azealia Banks speaks out!
As we reported, earlier this month, the rapper claims Russell Crowe choked, spit, called her a racial slur, and kicked her out of a dinner party at the Beverly Hills Hotel.
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On Thursday, the musician spoke with Access Hollywood about the alleged assault, and completely breaks down as she describes her horrific night.
Although Crowe and RZA — who invited her to the party — deny any wrongdoing, Miz Banks is sticking to her story and is not backing down. She asserts her innocence and says she is "humiliated" by the entire ordeal.
Ch-ch-check out the emotional clip (below)!