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Gary Owen reveals behind-the-scenes abuse while working on Steve Harvey’s talk show

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In his revealing interview with ‘Club Shay Shay’, Gary Owen revealed more concerning the time he spent working on the ‘Steve Harvey’ show with fellow comedian Steve Harvey.

The talk show aired from 2012 to 2017, and Owen worked on the show for about two weeks as an announcer. The “Ride Along” actor detailed his experience with the show, and through his conversation with Shannon Sharpe, he even mentioned Harvey’s stepdaughter, model Lori Harvey.

Comedian Gary Owen (left) claims Steve Harvey's team (right) put him in...
Comedian Gary Owen (left) claims Steve Harvey’s (right) team put him in a “broken closet” in his dressing room on the talk show “Steve Harvey.” (Photo: @iamsteveharveytv / @garyowencomedy / Instagram)

When asked if he had relationship with Harvey, the “Think Like a Man” star told Sharpe that he had all the time been good with Harvey.

“That’s what the headlines say” he said Oven. “I was always good to Steve. What happened with the whole thing, when he moved his talk show from Chicago to Los Angeles, I went on as a guest. He pulled me aside and told me something like, “I’m about to move this show to Los Angeles. We’re going to make it a late-night talk show, but a daytime talk show, but I want to bring you on as sort of a co-host.”

Owen added that after just a few months, a producer called him to debate the performance. “I don’t think he knows who I am,” Owen said. “I feel he checked out it prefer it was a favor. Well, nothing’s going on in my life, right? I could tell by the tone of the conversation.

The 49-year-old added that he hasn’t signed a contract but has agreed to look on the show for 2 weeks to see how things go.

On the primary day, he was placed in a fantastic dressing room, but later it was given to the show’s guest, comedian Chelsea Handler. Apparently it was her old dressing room and Owen added that the worker took him to a different dressing room.

“So I thought, ‘Okay.’ Just this episode. … I was walking around, but the guy put me in some broken closet with no mirror and no bathroom,” Owen revealed. “They basically said, ‘This is where you’re going to spend the rest of the week,’ and I said, ‘Oh.'”

Owen shared that when he asked for a greater wardrobe, “Black Women to the Rescue,” noting that he had previously been helped by a white man.

“One of them, a Black woman, stepped in. She knew who I was,” Owen said, adding that the lady got him a small dressing room with a small TV, a couch and a rest room, and he was “good.”

Owen ultimately left the show because he only made the “SAG minimum” and lost money because he wasn’t touring or doing stand-up comedy. He made thrice that quantity while touring for “Hip Hop Squares.”

Owen said he turned down the gig after being offered one other two weeks and never being offered the cash he wanted.

“I’d say it’s Lori’s fault,” he joked. “It was her fault. Won’t you defend her? Won’t you defend her? You’re not going to defend Lori Harvey? Another black woman you don’t defend,” Owen said, referring to Sharpe’s point criticized for dating white women.

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NBA draft prospect Terrence Shannon Jr. found not guilty of rape

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Former Illinois standout Terrence Shannon Jr., a possible first-round NBA draft prospect, was found not guilty on a rape charge Thursday after a jury in Douglas County, Kansas, spent lower than two hours reaching a verdict.

Shannon, 23, was accused of committing sexual assault last September while visiting Kansas for a football game between the Illini and Jayhawks. He was charged with rape or an alternate count of sexual battery, which led to a six-game suspension; a federal judge later reinstated him, finding his civil rights had been violated.

Shannon testified that on September 8, 2023, he joined two roommates and several other Kansas players at a bar, but only had just a few drinks and remembered every thing that happened that night. Shannon said he didn’t learn concerning the rape accusation until weeks later and that he never saw the 18-year-old woman accusing him until the case began.

The woman told police she was on the bar when a person she later identified as Shannon grabbed her buttocks and reached under her skirt to the touch her. The woman claimed the bar was crowded and she or he couldn’t move.

Shannon testified that a lady near him had been raped and he would never treat one other woman the identical way.

University of Illinois basketball standout Terrence Shannon Jr. demonstrates his wingspan while testifying during his rape trial, Thursday, June 13, 2024, in Lawrence, Kan. (Chris Conde/The Lawrence Journal-World via AP)

Shannon’s lawyers called the allegations a “blind prosecution” and questioned the lady’s motives. They also criticized Douglas County prosecutors for his or her lack of evidence and Detective Lawrence for the thoroughness of the investigation.

Many scouts were closely monitoring the matter ahead of the NBA draft, scheduled for June 26-27.

The 6-foot-7 Shannon, who can play as some extent guard and shooting guard, played five seasons at Illinois. He was at his best last season, averaging 23 points for a team that reached the Elite Eight before losing to eventual national champion UConn.

Shannon was named first-team All-Big Ten and third-team All-American by The Associated Press.

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Jodie Turner-Smith shares shocking reaction to Lupita Nyong’o’s public date with Turner-Smith’s ex Joshua Jackson, a month after she filed for divorce

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Jodie Turner-Smith, who split from actor Joshua Jackson after 4 years of marriage, recently shared her thoughts on the “Dawson’s Creek” alum’s budding romance with Lupita Nyong’o.

Turner-Smith, who filed for divorce from Jackson in September 2023, citing irreconcilable differences, says Cut that the couple split up as a results of them going “different paths,” but Jackson didn’t stay single for long. On October 18, Jackson was seen chilling with Lupita Nyong’o on the Janelle Monáe concert in Inglewood, California. The next day, Nyong’o announced on Instagram that she and her boyfriend, former ESPN commentator Selema Masekela, had broken up. Since then, Nyong’o and the “Queen & Slim” star’s estranged husband have been seen in public quite a few times.

After announcing their split, Nyong’o received an outpouring of support from fans and celebrities. Among the thoughtful messages was a comment by Marlon Wayans that read: “Trust God. He wants better for you. All lessons are a blessing, especially the painful ones. This too shall pass. The warmest of hugs. Be kind to yourself as you heal.”

He continued: “Every time I break up, I say, ‘I’m lucky, I CAN love again. I missed you. Make love, woman.

Jodie Turner Smith reacts to Lupita Nyong'o dating her ex-husband Joshua Jackson
Jodie Turner-Smith (right) recently had a surprising reaction to Lupita Nyong’o and Turner-Smith’s former partner Joshua Jackson emerging as a couple (left) a month after Turner-Smith filed for divorce last September. (Photos: @lupitanyongo/Instagram, @vancityjax/Instagram)

However, while stars like Wayans, Gabrielle Union, Ava DuVernay and Niecy Nash rallied behind Nyong’o, Turner-Smith remained relatively quiet about her personal life for essentially the most part. During a recent sit-down with The Cut, the actress was asked if she found it “weird” that her estranged husband was so quick to go public on a date.

“They were fine,” she said of her ex-husband dating Nyong’o. “We need happiness to co-parent peacefully. I’m trying to get us to the level of Gwyneth and Chris Martin. I really hope they are happy and that it benefits us as a family.”

As the primary couple navigates motherhood to their 4-year-old daughter, Juno, Turner-Smith said she’s willing to take steps forward to ensure her baby’s comfort.

“I just have to do everything I can to make sure Juno wins,” she emphasized, “and can peacefully co-parent with someone I once loved very, very much.”

This is not the primary time Turner-Smith has spoken out about her divorce. As she said in February 2024 interview with The Sunday Times Style magazine: “Sometimes the things we really want to work on just don’t work, and that’s okay.”

“The most important thing is that you choose what is healthiest for you and your family, and certainly for your children,” she continued.

The actress added: “The bravest thing in the world is to recognize when something isn’t working and take action. I always want to set this example for my daughter. The most important takeaway is that it’s about as much love and joy as ever. It’s just about taking a step forward towards a better life for everyone involved.”

As for Nyong’o, it looks like her recent relationship with Jackson continues to be going strong. They were each seen PDA packing in March in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, celebrating his birthday.

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Sean “Diddy” Combs returns the key to New York

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NEW YORK (AP) – Sean “Diddy” Combs turned in his key to New York City at the request of Mayor Eric Adams in response to the release of a video showing the music mogul attacking R&B singer Cassie, officials said Saturday.

The mayor’s office said Combs returned the key after Adams sent letters to the musician’s offices in New York and California on June 4, canceling the key and asking for it to be sent back to City Hall. The city received the key on June 10.

In his letter, Adams said he was “deeply concerned” by the attack, adding: “I strongly condemn these actions and stand in solidarity with all victims of domestic and gender-based violence.”

Combs’ profession was interrupted by multiple sexual abuse allegations, in addition to a federal sex trafficking investigation that led to raids on Combs’ residences in Los Angeles and Miami.

In May, CNN aired surveillance video showing Combs attacking Cassie in a Los Angeles hotel hallway in 2016. Combs said he was “truly sorry” for the attack on Cassie and called his actions “inexcusable.” Cassie, whose legal name is Cassandra Ventura, sued Combs last yr, setting off a wave of increased scrutiny of Combs. The case was settled the day after it was filed.

This photo provided by the New York City Mayor’s Office shows Mayor Eric Adams (left) presenting the Key to the City to hip-hop artist Sean “Diddy” Combs in New York City’s Times Square, Friday, September 15, 2023. (New York City Mayor’s Office/Caroline Rubinstein-Willis via via AP)

Adams presented Combs with the key during last yr’s ceremony, which coincided with the release of the latest album.

This month, Howard University rescinded an honorary doctorate degree awarded to Combs and ended a scholarship program named after him after the release of a video featuring Cassie.

Combs, founding father of Bad Boy Records, is considered one of the most influential hip-hop producers and executives of the last thirty years, turning musical success right into a business empire.

An email sent to a Combs representative listed online was not immediately returned.

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