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Masika Kalysha Catches Heat for Fake Kidnapping to Promote OnlyFans Account

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*Singer and reality TV star Masika Kalysha is catching heat for what appears to be an epic fail of a promotional stunt for her OnlyFans account. 

Earlier this week, the former “Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood” star posted a disturbing clip on Instagram of her bloodied and bruised and claiming to have been kidnapped. Clad in lingerie, she tearfully claimed her kidnappers wouldn’t let her go unless people subscribed to her OnlyFans account and left tips.

“I’ve been kidnapped. I’m in a warehouse somewhere. Idk where! I’m so scared!” she captioned the video. “They took all my money and they want more! Please! Help Me! Click the link in my bio & Subscribe to my only fans and tip me so they’ll let me go!!! They’re coming!!!!”

Many of her followers weren’t buying it, and they called her out for “acting” and doing the most for money. 

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Kalysha responded to the criticism in a follow up video confirming she had not been kidnaped. The fake kidnapping was allegedelly part of a project about sex trafficking.

“Now that I got your attention, I want to talk about something very important. Sorry if I scared you, but sometimes you need that shock factor,” she said in the video. “… I’m on set right now filming for my new show—this is all camera makeup. I’m totally fine, you guys … This is a very challenging role for me because this is something I am very passionate about and shooting this show, I’ve done a lot of research and I’ve had to dig deep and I just, you know, found out things that I never wanted to know.” 

Kalysha went on to say she had teamed up with the R.O.S.E. organization, which helps victims of sexual exploitation.

“I need you to follow them,” she said about the nonprofit. “They are doing great things to rescue children and women that have been sex trafficked, and I’ll be posting a lot more about this …”

Complex reports that R.O.S.E. founder Toni D. Rivera responded to the video, stating she appreciates Kalysha’s support but she condemned the kidnapping stunt.

“My organization will not be receiving money or accepting donations from OnlyFans or FansOnly or whatever it’s called,” Rivera said in an Instagram video. “… That video triggered a lot of people. I had a lot of people in my DMs, I had a lot of people asking me questions about it, asking if I’m partnering with her. No, R.O.S.E. is mine.”

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Kalysha posted a letter she claims she received from the organization praising her efforts to bring awareness to sex exploitation — see the letter below:

 

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“Your exuberant enthusiasm, your life story and an established trajectory of committing to serve others is most honorable. You are the kind of person we need on our platform. More important, you are who the world needs to see to heal broken hearts and restore the lives of women, children and men to wholeness.“ These were the beautiful words that welcomed me to to the board of advisors at @r.o.s.e._organization hmm. My platform is what you wanted until you got it & saw how difficult it is to stand firm and maintain your purpose while others try to tear you down. This is my daily life. I take the bricks thrown at me and build mansions. Toni you allowed the negative comments to supersede the end goal: saving lives and rescuing women and children. @tonidrivera I understand how difficult it is to stand firm under pressure, especially when you’re not used to the type of social media bullying that I receive on a daily basis, so I’m not upset at the fear you’re displaying. It’s hot. Yes. But the same hot water that hardens an egg softens a potato. I thank God that I harden in the fire while others that walk beside me soften. That does not make them weak, it simply means that we shouldn’t be in the same pot. Even though you took your very 1st moment of press to turn on me, instead of using it to bring awareness, I’m very happy that you have the spot light because the heart of your organization is beautiful, and I still stand firm in my support with @r.o.s.e._organization and its efforts to save victims of human trafficking. It is with great sadness that I am choosing to step down from the advisory board, but this will NOT slow down my efforts in this battle. Respectfully -MK

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The president of the organization responded to Masika’s claim about the letter, stating “I did not send that.” See post below:

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‘Wendy Williams: The Movie’ Official Trailer of Biopic Released by Lifetime / WATCH

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*Last year, Wendy Williams announced that she will producing a biopic about her life for Lifetime. While the network recently released the premiere date, they have just shared the official trailer for “Wendy Williams: The Movie!

Wendy also announced the big release of her biopic this morning on her show and she could hardly contain her enthusiasm. It’s set to premiere on January 30 along with a two-hour documentary about the talk show QUEEN. Teaming with super-producer Will Packer for the project, it will chronicle her early days in radio, her rise to fame, and also tackle her split from her husband and business partner along with many other things.

Teaming with super-producer Will Packer for the project, it will chronicle her early days in radio, her rise to fame, and also tackle her split from her husband and business partner along with many other things.

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Celebrity Designer Jessica Rich Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look in Fashion World on Digital Reality Show

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*Celebrity fashion shoe designer Jessica Rich is giving her fans a full access pass into her life on her digital reality show Boss AF, which can be viewed on Instagram @BOSSAFLA.

The 10-minute mini-series is meant to showcase the day in the life of the young mogul and goes behind the scenes of the process of building her brand and working with high-profile VIP clients such as Cardi B, J.Lo, Kylie Jenner, Normani, and Saweetie while also juggling a personal life.

“I just feel like my life has always been very interesting because of juggling a lot of things since moving from Michigan and going to New York then making something out of nothing,” Rich said. “It’s a great behind-the-scenes story of a young entrepreneur’s life, the challenges she faces on a day-to-day basis and how she keeps it all together.”

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Last month, Rich opened her footwear store in The Beverly Center next to major brands Burberry and Versace. She plans to use the space to showcase and sell other Black brands she loves and believes in, alongside her own.

While she continues to grow her brand, Rich, who started out as a wardrobe stylist, admits her success hasn’t come easy.

“I started my brand with $1000 and here we are three years later opening a store at the Beverly Center that Giuseppe Zanotti used to be inside of. Everything seems so surreal, but I worked hard for these moments,” Rich said. “I want to continue to open different stores in different cities and then I want to also do a big collaboration with another designer such as Tom Ford.”

For more information on the Jessica Rich shoe collection visit Jessicarich.com and follower her on social media @jessicarichcollection and/or @jessicarich

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Keke Palmer and Common to Host YouTube’s ‘Bear Witness, Take Action 2’ [VIDEO]

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*Keke Palmer and Common have been tapped to host YouTube Original’s Bear Witness Take Action, 2 – premiering on December 5th.

According to the press release, the 2-hour program will highlight discussions on racial injustice, while inspiring viewers to “take action” toward equality and the protection of Black lives. This will be the second installment of Bear Witness, Take Action, with appearances by Anthony Anderson, Dr. Deepak Chopra, Mark Cuban Jemele Hill and more, with performances by Patti Labelle, Rapsody and Saint JHN.

Check out the trailer above.

“The first Bear Witness, Take Action was very moving, and I’m excited to return for the second installment to continue these necessary discussions centered around racial injustices in order to nurture, enhance and protect Black lives. I’m looking forward to the talented and intelligent people we have joining us this time around for more compelling and impactful conversations that we believe will lead to action,” said Common.

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“I’m honored to return to Bear Witness, Take Action and partner with YouTube in an effort to amplify Black voices and create the changes we need to see now. It is so important that we keep a dialogue about racial justice going beyond any particular moment,” said Keke Palmer. “I want to encourage my peers to continue to have thoughtful and powerful conversations that will lead us to change. Let’s talk about it, take action, and see change realized.”

The two-hour global conversation on racial justice premieres live Saturday, December 5 at 6pm ET / 3pm PT on the YouTube Originals channel. The special is produced by the SpringHill Company, Fly on the Wall Entertainment, Hudlin Entertainment and Byron Phillips. Reginald Hudlin serves as Executive Producer and Showrunner.

“Bear Witness, Take Action 2” programming includes the following:

  • Musical Performances:
    • Living legend Patti LaBelle
    • Grammy-nominated recording artist Rapsody 
    • Multi-platinum recording artist SAINt JHN 
  • Intimate Panel Conversations:
    • Why are athletes such a big part of today’s racial justice movement?  Reporter and analyst Jemele Hill talks to WNBA 4X All-Star Skylar Diggins-Smith and Dr. Harry Edwards, sports sociologist and activist, for more than half a century internationally recognized authority on developments at the interface of sports and society, about the history and future of athletes and political activism.
    • What happens when a team owner talks to a major player about white privilege, civic responsibility and social justice?  Find out when Dallas Mavericks owner (and Shark Tank star) Mark Cuban talks with 2x Super Bowl Champion, New Orleans safety & activist Malcolm Jenkins.
    • Two political commentators, CNN’s Bakari Sellers and Peacock’s Zerlina Maxwell, look at the implications of the election results from a perspective you don’t see on other shows. 
    • Isabel Wilkerson, author of the CASTE, the hottest book of the season, sits down with journalist Soledad O’Brien to explain what it means to make our society more equitable. 
    • Soledad O’Brien also talks with NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson and Founder and Executive Director of Essie Justice Group Gina Clayton-Johnson to talk about criminal justice reform.
    • How do we deal with all the images of violence, the economic pressures of a failing economy, the isolation of quarantine, and social unrest around us?  Mental health professionals Dr. Mariel Buquè, Dr. Joy Harden Bradford and YouTube commentator Tarek Ali talk about how to cope.
    • Renowned philosopher Dr. Deepak Chopra goes deeper than politics to find the path to healing voices of hate.
    • Entertainers have a long history of being political activists.  We talk with some of the next generations of those actors/activists using their platform like Skai Jackson and Brandon Kyle Goodman
    • Teen activists Naomi Wadler and Mari Copeny talk with activist and educator Brittany Packnett Cunningham about how all three of them fight for change.
    • Television host and Netflix’s “Queer Eye” star Karamo and YouTube creator ARROWS (formerly Ari Fitz) talk with National LGBTQ Task Force leader Kierra Johnson about the intersectionality of race, gender, and sexuality.
    • Actor and activist Kendrick Sampson talks with Color Of Change President Rashad Robinson about concrete steps to take action and make change happen in the movement for racial justice. 
  • Appearances:
    Anthony Anderson
    Katelyn Ohashi
    Asante Blackk
    Chase Young

“With voter participation in this year’s election hitting historical highs, people are looking for next steps to heal and transform society. “Bear Witness, Take Action 2” dives deep into changing laws, changing society, and most importantly, changing ourselves. The show transforms hearts and minds through honest conversations, expert insights and inspirational music and testimony that leaves you with concrete action plans that we can all do to make a difference,” said Executive Producer Reginald Hudlin.

“Bear Witness, Take Action 2” is part of the #YouTubeBlack Voices Fund dedicated to amplifying and developing the voices of Black creators and artists and their stories. Over the next three years, this global fund will be used to acquire and produce YouTube Originals programming, and to directly support Black creators and artists to help them thrive on YouTube.

*via press release

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