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‘The Simpsons’ Gets Landmark Gay Romance Episode

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Waylon Smithers will find love with a new boyfriend in an upcoming episode of The Simpsons, which will explore a gay relationship on the show for the first time.

Even though casual Simpsons viewers knew that Smithers is gay and had been harbouring a crush on his boss since the show first debuted, it wasn’t until the 2016 episode “The Burns Cage” that Smithers officially came out publicly to Mr Burns and admitted his true feelings.

Five years after his love was rejected by Mr Burns, Smithers has seemingly moved on and is taking the next step in living his best life publicly – finding love. The buttoned-up sidekick will hook up with a new boyfriend, billionaire fashion mogul Michael De Graaf (voiced by Victor Garber) in a 21 November episode of the show.

The historic moment isn’t just big for the show, it is also a landmark moment for longtime series writer Rob LaZebnik and his gay son Johnny, who inspired Smithers’ coming out episode in 2016.

A synopsis for the episode, titled ‘Portrait Of A Lackey On Fire’, reads: “Smithers finds true love with a famous fashion designer, but will his new relationship destroy Springfield?”

Speaking to the New York Post, Johnny who has also worked on the Rugrats reboot at Paramount+, said:

“So often, gay romances are a subplot or alluded to or shown in some kind of montage or as a punchline.

“And what I think I was really excited about, with this episode, we get to see – without spoiling too much – the beginning, middle and who knows how it ends of a gay relationship, of really getting into the nitty-gritty of how gay people date, how they meet, what it’s like.

“That was really special to me to get to highlight characters who are not punchlines, who are fully formed.

“I know my dad is a comedy writer. I grew up with him — obviously, I know he’s a funny guy.

“But actually getting to sit down and write jokes with him was so much fun. And there were some moments where I was like, ‘Dad, that’s disgusting — we can’t put that on television,’ which I didn’t expect to be saying because I’m usually the disgusting one.

“We now have this piece of content that we put into the world together that is a combined brainpower of the two of us.”

Rob told the New York Post that it was “such a dream” to work with his son on the upcoming episode and to be “able to see how truly funny and talented he is”. He described himself as a “Midwestern guy” who doesn’t “tend to wear my emotions on my sleeve”, but he had written Simpsons episodes in the past as a homage to his son to show him how much he cared.

The Simpsons recently spoofed prestige TV via a two-part crime thriller episode, featuring the voices of Succession star Brian Cox and Fargo’s Cristin Milioti.

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A$AP Rocky pleads not guilty in felony firearms case

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A$AP Rocky has pleaded not guilty to two counts of assault with a firearm.

Rocky who recently welcomed his first child with Rihanna, appeared in person in an LA court on Wednesday 17 August to enter the pleas, after being accused of pointing a semi-automatic handgun at a victim identified as fellow rapper ASAP Relli (real name Terell Ephron) before allegedly firing it in his direction in a subsequent confrontation in November last year.

In legal documents obtained by the PA news agency, lawyers for Relli said Rocky’s conduct was “extreme and outrageous” and had caused their client to suffer “extreme emotional distress”

Ephron has requested damages of 25,000 dollars (£20,600) over the incident, plus additional damages to cover his medical bills.

Judge Victoria B Wilson handed Mayers a restraining order, which states he must stay 100 yards away from Ephron at all times and set a preliminary trial date of November 2.

The rapper’s bail has been set at 550,000 (£456,500) dollars, which he has paid.

It was previously reported that the 33-year-old and an accomplice allegedly got into an argument in Hollywood, which escalated to gunfire causing grazing to the alleged victim’s hand.

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Jurors at R Kelly’s Chicago trial to be shown a graphic video of the singer ‘having sex with 14-year-old girl’

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Jurors at R. Kelly’s trial in Chicago will be shown a graphic video of the disgraced singer allegedly having sex with 14-year-old girl.

The R&B star, 55, who is already serving a 30-year prison sentence, is charged in federal court in his hometown of Chicago with enticing of minors for sex, producing child pornography, and rigging his 2008 pornography trial at which he was acquitted.

U.S. Assistant Attorney Jason Julien said during opening statements on Wednesday August 17, that much of the world knew Kelly by his hit song ‘I Believe I Can Fly’ but argued that was ‘Kelly’s public side.’

‘Kelly had another side … a hidden side, a dark side,’ he said. ‘This trial is about Kelly’s hidden side.’

Julien sought to give jurors a sense of the scale of Kelly’s alleged exploitation, saying he ‘repeatedly’ had sex with girls who were just 14, 15 and 16 years old – ‘multiple girls, hundreds of times.’

The trial comes after Kelly was jailed for racketeering and sex trafficking in June, when he was found guilty of sexual abuse which spanned over decades. He was being held at a Brooklyn jail and was recently transferred to Chicago’s Metropolitan Correctional Center.

Lawyers for two of Kelly co-defendants will address jurors before the government begins calling witnesses later on Wednesday. Prosecutors have not said who they will call first.

The trial is expected to last about a month.

This trial is centered around the accusations that Kelly enticed minors for sex, produced child pornography, and fixed his 2008 state child pornography trial at which he was acquitted.

One central focus of the trial this month will be on whether Kelly threatened and paid off a girl with who he allegedly videotaped himself having sex with.

Kelly was about 30, and the girl was no older than 14.

That is the allegation underpinning another of the charges against Kelly, conspiracy to obstruct justice.

Jurors in the 2008 child pornography trial acquitted Kelly, with some later explaining that they felt they had no choice because the girl did not give evidence.

The woman, now in her 30s and referred to in court filings only as Minor 1, will be the government’s star witness.

When she gives evidence, prosecutors explained in court Monday, that they will not use her real name and will not refer to her as Minor 1. Instead, they will call her by a single pseudonym, Jane.

The disgraced singer was handed a 30-year sentence earlier this year on charges that he used his fame to sexually abuse other young fans.

Kelly spent more than a year being held at Brooklyn’s Metropolitan Detention Center. Immediately following his sentencing, he was placed on suicide watch.

The US Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn filed court papers saying Kelly remained on suicide watch ‘for his own safety,’ following a psychological assessment.

Kelly’s attorney, Bonjean, filed a lawsuit alleging prison officials placed Kelly on suicide watch ‘solely for punitive purposes and because of his status as a high-profile inmate.’

Bonjean argued the measure was in violation of Kelly’s Eighth Amendment rights as he had no thoughts of harming himself. The suicide watch was eventually lifted.

He was convicted of sex trafficking and racketeering charges last September, following a six-week trial that amplified the accusations. He has denied wrongdoing.

The ‘I Believe I Can Fly Singer’ committed the heinous acts for decades before he was convicted.

During the sentencing, the judge said Kelly created ‘a trail of broken lives,’ adding that ‘the most seasoned investigators will not forget the horrors your victims endured.

‘These crimes were calculated and carefully planned and regularly executed for almost 25 years,’ she said. ‘You taught them that love is enslavement and violence.’

Lizzette Martinez, one of the victims at the June hearing, said she doesn’t think Kelly’s sentence is enough ‘but [was] pleased with it.’

Martinez described herself to the reporters as an ‘up-and-coming singer, a girl full of life’ before she met R Kelly and became ‘a sex slave.’

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Top Ghanaian Celebrities Who Are Of Age But Yet To Marry 2022

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Marriage does not appear to be a top concern for several prominent Ghanaian female celebrities, which is probably something you are unaware of.

Despite the fact that society places high importance on women marrying when they reach marriageable age, these female superstars have yet to succumb to the pressure and rush into marriage.

Many people feel it’s because they’re successful and don’t see the need to submit to males, or they don’t like the notion of getting married and having to live with a guy for the rest of their lives.

To be honest, several of these Ghanaian female superstars have either had failed marriages or given birth to a child or children outside of marriage. Some of them are yet to see a man in their lives, while others have given us various theories about their relationships that have yet to be confirmed.

A list of over 16 successful Ghanaian female celebrities who are still single and unmarried in 2022.

Delay

Deloris Frimpong Manso, better known by her stage name “Delay,” is a Ghanaian entrepreneur, TV and radio show host, producer, public speaker, and women’s advocate.

She began her broadcasting career in 1999 and has since climbed to become one of the most powerful figures in the contemporary media industry.

Delay, on the other hand, is still single and has yet to marry. Her followers were constantly pressing her to settle down, but she seemed unconcerned.

With rapper Amerado lurking at the door of her heart, Delay, at 40, is still single.

Sister Derby

Sister Derby is a Ghanaian television presenter, musician, model, and academic who goes by the stage name Deborah Vanessa Owusu-Bonsu.

After her failed relationship with rapper Medikal, Sister Derby is yet to pick up the pieces of her love life.

As rumours surround her life and potential suitors, Sister Derby remains single in 2022.

Sister Derby is now 37 years old.

Zynell Zuh

Lydia Zynnell Zuh is a philanthropist and a Ghanaian fashion star. She is also an actor, writer, producer, and television personality.

Zynell has beautiful skin and a successful career in branding and acting, but she has yet to meet the right man to take her down the aisle.

Zynell Zuh is 31 years old.

Jessica Opare-Saforo

Jessica Opare-Saforo is a Ghanaian television and radio personality, as well as a YouTuber.

Jessica has yet to find love and settle down, even after a 17-year career as a broadcaster with Citi FM and Citi TV, where she was the Programmes Manager.

Jessica is noted for having a fantastic voice, which she uses for voice over work and vlogging. She is still single at the age of 41.

Lydia Forson

Lydia Forson is a Ghanaian actress, writer, and producer who has won numerous awards.

She recently explained why she chose to remain unmarried at the age of 37, despite the fact that she claims she is routinely approached by guys who want to marry her.

Lydia Forson has a fiery personality, but she prefers to be alone.

Sandra Ankobiah

Sandra Ankobiah is a Ghanaian lawyer, TV host, philanthropist, and entrepreneur.

Sandra Ankobiah, despite having a successful acting career, is still single at the age of 38.

Although it was rumoured that she was dating Paedae of the R2Bees, the lawyer has yet to settle down.

Nana Aba Anamoah

Nana Aba Anamoah is a Ghanaian media personality, news anchor, and broadcaster who has won numerous awards. EIB Network’s General Manager is currently a mother of one.

She has stated that marriage is not for everyone, and she is still happily single at the age of 44.

Benedicta Gafah

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Benedicta Gafah is a film producer and actress from Ghana. She rose to prominence as a result of her roles in various Kumawood and Ghallywood films.

The Zylofon Media signee and TV3 broadcaster is unmarried, despite the fact that she stands out and is the chosen choice of many guys.

Benedicta Gafah is 30 years old.

Doreen Andoh

Doreen Andoh is a radio host, brand ambassador, occasional TV personality, and event host from Ghana.

Doreen Andoh, who has worked as a respected Ghanaian broadcaster for over 20 years, is still happily single in her late 40s.

Jackie Appiah

Jackie Appiah is a Ghanaian actress who was born in Canada.

Jackie Appiah, who has won numerous honours and has a big following across Africa, is currently unmarried after divorcing her son’s father.

Jackie Appiah is 38 years old.

Martha Ankomah

Martha Ankomah is a Ghanaian actress who also works as a businesswoman.

Martha Ankomah’s contagious beauty and smile are sure to attract the attention of many men, yet she is still happily unmarried at the age of 36.

Mzbel

Mzbel, whose real name is Belinda Nana Ekua Amoah, is a Ghanaian hip-hop musician.

She has recently been classified as a socialite and a political zealot.

Mzbel is a mother of one, but the “I Am Sixteen Years” singer is still happily single at 42.

Joselyn Dumas

Joselyn Dumas is a Ghanaian actress and television host.

Joselyn is a mother of one and was formerly linked to Joey Gucci, the CEO of Silhouette Advertising.

Joselyn Dumas is happily single at the age of 40 and with a great job.

Salma Mumin

Salma Mumin is a Ghanaian actress who has won numerous awards.

Despite denials that she is dating movie directors and producers Kofi Asamoah and Elikem Kumordzi, the actress is still single in her 30s.

Serwaa Amihere

Serwaa Amihere is a Ghanaian news anchor and broadcast journalist who presently works for GHOne TV.

She has long been a vocal opponent of the requirement that every woman marry. Serwaa has long maintained that marriage is not for everyone and is most likely a con.

Serwaa Amihere, who was rumoured to be dating the likes of King Promise, Joe Mettle, and others, is still single at the age of 30.

Yvonne Okoro

Chinyere Yvonne Okoro is a Ghanaian actress who was born in Nigeria. Yvonne Okoro is of mixed ancestry and considers herself an African. She was born to a Nigerian father and a Ghanaian mother.

Yvonne Okro, who has had a very successful acting career and has won multiple honours, is currently unmarried at the age of 37.

Mzvee

Vera Hamenoo-Kpeda, commonly known as MzVee, is a musician from Ghana.

At age 30, Mzvee has expressed interest in settling down. She has spoken widely about her preference and what she expects her man to do.

While age might be a factor, Mzvee has intimated that she is not in rush to settle since “marrying late is better than marrying early and regretting it.”

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