<![CDATA[NBC Connecticut - TV, movies, music and celebrity news]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/entertainment/entertainment-news http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC_Connecticut.png NBC Connecticut http://www.nbcconnecticut.comen-usFri, 23 Jun 2017 06:35:48 -0400Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:35:48 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Tonight': #SummerSongs Hashtags With Camila Cabello]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:39:47 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e163_698_hashtags_20170622_v2_1200x675_974349379732.jpg

Camila Cabello and The Roots help Jimmy Fallon sing his favorite tweets with the hashtag #SummerSongs.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': The Roots Celebrate Prince's 'Purple Rain']]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:24:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_tjf_hlt_s4e163_698_purplerain_20170622_1200x675_974346307946.jpg

Jimmy Fallon and The Roots play Prince songs to get excited about Warner Brothers' re-issue of "Purple Rain," including a version Prince remastered himself.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Ice Cube Celebrates 25th Anniversary of 'Death Certificate']]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:36:08 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e127_547_icecube_novaseline_20170622_1200x675_974350403516.jpg

Ice Cube stops by 'Late Night' to reminisce with Seth Meyers about his controversial "Death Certificate" album.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Closer Look at the GOP's Senate Health Bill ]]> Fri, 23 Jun 2017 04:06:09 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/nbc_myr_hlt_s4e127_547_closerlook_20170622_1200x675_974337091575.jpg

After the Senate GOP released their updated version of the American Health Care Act, Seth Meyers discusses the proposed legislation.

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<![CDATA[Top Celeb Pics: Emma Watson at 'The Circle' Photo Call]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:19:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-699741474.jpg Check out the latest photos of your favorite celebrities.

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<![CDATA[Trevor Noah Gets Serious Over Philando Castile's Death ]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:06:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/AP_686400904508.jpg

The origins of "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah's humor can be found in "Born a Crime," his compelling memoir about growing up in South Africa as the son of a largely absent white father and a fearless black mother who raised him.

The book makes clear that Noah’s mining of social, cultural and political absurdity for laughs isn't a defense mechanism. It's a deceivingly potent weapon aimed at disarming those with power derived from irrational, institutionalized hate and stupidity.

But Noah ditched the humor Wednesday night as he showed the disturbing dashcam video of Minnesota cop Jeronimo Yanez fatally shooting motorist Philando Castile during a 2016 traffic stop gone horribly wrong.

The footage, released after Yanez’ acquittal last week on manslaughter charges, "broke me," Noah said.

Noah's far from the first late night comedy host to turn solemn in an era when tragedy all too often brings satire to a pause, however brief.

But his searing, personal take on the verdict and the video marked an extraordinary moment for his career and for comedy. It also underscored the role he’s assumed in an otherwise all-white late night TV landscape.

Noah's bold decision to broadcast the footage came a day after a “Daily Show” Internet-only monologue in which he revealed he's been stopped by police eight to 10 times since moving to the U.S. six years ago.

"I don’t know what silent crime you think I’m on my way to commit, but I’ve been stopped in a Tesla," Noah said, going for the laugh, one of several he earned during the segment.

But he didn’t joke once when he played the video on national television Wednesday. The jury verdict, he said, proved that “in America, it is officially reasonable to be afraid of a person just because they are black.”

When Noah took over the "Daily Show" in September 2015, he initially came off as an amiable, if somewhat detached observer – especially when compared to his vaunted predecessor, Jon Stewart, whose exasperation at the state of the world grew with time.

But Noah, beginning with the presidential election season, delivered increasingly pointed barbs, tapping his feet-in-multiple-worlds perspective to occasionally liken Donald Trump to an African dictator.

This week, the man whose birth was a crime under South African apartheid conveyed the perspective of being a black person in the United States. A shooting that seemingly defies logic and human decency spurred Trevor Noah, who built a career on smart mockery of the illogical and inhumane, to get deadly serious.

Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA['The Gong Show' Rings Again]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:40:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/GettyImages-563611599.jpg

The late Chuck Barris was no poet, his book, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind," not withstanding. But the ethos of the schlock game show king could be summed up with a paraphrase of John Donne: Ask not for whom the gong tolls, it tolls for thee.

It tolls again for all with Thursday’s return of "The Gong Show," via ABC. Just three months after his death at age 87, Barris' warped baby gets new life on the television landscape he helped birth.

The show, from its premiere in 1976, never pretended to be more than a burlesque played for often-cruel laughs, with its gonged goodbyes presaging cries of "You're fired!"

Its reach extends from this century's boom of competition shows to Reality TV programs in which being famous for being famous – or foolish – proved enough to lure viewers.

"American Idol," the evolved child of "The Gong Show," tweaked the formula and emphasis by showcasing prodigious talents (most famously Jennifer Hudson) while mining the early auditions to mock the awful (most infamously William Hung). "Idol" eventually imploded, in part because the program became more about the celebrity judges than the contestants.

The new "Gong Show" appears to be focusing on star power, with the likes of Zach Galifianakis, Elizabeth Banks and producer Will Arnett racing to bang the gong. There's no sign of the paper bag-wearing Unknown Comic. But the host is almost certainly an exceptionally well-known comic in disguise: an unrecognizable Mike Myers, playing fictional British comedian Tommy Maitland, whose bio includes hosting an Australian game show called "Dingo's Got the Baby."

The Jiminy Glick-like gimmick represents an attempt to add another ring to the circus of the odd, while toying with the distance between the real celebrities and the deluded wannabes.

The "Gong Show" return also vies to tap nostalgia in a similar vein to ABC's summer prime-time, star-stocked revivals of the 1970s likes of "Family Feud," "Match Game" and "Pyramid" (now up to $100,000), with “Battle of the Network Stars” on the way. The network is even resurrecting "Idol" next year, two years after its last gasp on Fox.

Time and ratings will tell whether "The Gong Show" still resonates in an era when it might seem tame compared some of the current fare and figures it influenced. It's a good bet, though, that somewhere Barris is flashing his sardonic grin, laughing at the return of the television absurdity he wrought with a gong and a mallet.

Hester is Director of News Products and Projects at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism. He is also the author of "Raising a Beatle Baby: How John, Paul, George and Ringo Helped us Come Together as a Family." Follow him on Twitter.



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<![CDATA['Property Brother' Gives Sneak Peek of Home Renovation]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:33:18 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-694599246-propbrothers.jpg

After 10 seasons of helping other families with renovations, Drew Scott will turn his attention to his own home.

Drew and Jonathan Scott, stars of HGTV’s “Property Brothers,” gave viewers a sneak peek of their newest project, “Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House” in a Facebook Live video, according to “Today.” The show is set to premiere in November and will include four, one-hour episodes that will document the brothers’ renovation of Drew and his fiancee’s 1921 Los Angeles home.

“We love helping other families,” Drew Scott said. “But we are renovating houses for them ... at least here, I can put all the bells and whistles that I want in the house.”



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<![CDATA[Colbert Goes to Russia, Vows to Search for Comey 'Tapes' ]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 17:47:41 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/colbertemmy.jpg

Stephen Colbert is on a mission to Russia.

The host of CBS' "The Late Show" is on assignment there for a future broadcast, the network said Thursday.

Colbert, whose steady political wisecracks have been accompanied by a rise in his ratings, wasted no time in taking a dig at President Donald Trump over the possibility of tapes involving fired FBI Director James Comey.

"Don't worry, Mr. President. I'm in Russia. If the "tapes" exist, I'll bring you back a copy!" Colbert tweeted.

His message came after Trump said on Twitter that he has no recordings of his private conversations with Comey, despite an earlier suggestion that they might exist.

Colbert also posted a photo of himself wearing a trench coat and in front of a grand building that appeared to be the Winter Palace in St. Petersburg.

A CBS spokeswoman said she had no information on where Colbert was visiting or how the material he was gathering in Russia would be used.



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<![CDATA[Alec Baldwin, Dressed as Trump, Causes Stir on NJ Campus]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 12:47:45 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/ALEC+BALDWIN+DRESSED+AS+TRUMP+AT+MONMOUTH+-+01000704_WNBC_00000.jpg

Alec Baldwin caused quite a stir on a New Jersey college campus when he appeared in his trademark President Trump costume. 

The "30 Rock" actor and recent regular guest star on "Saturday Night Live," visited Monmouth University Tuesday sporting his recognizable Trump wig and a red tie. 

Students who spotted Baldwin told NJ.com he was taking photos in front of Wilson Hall and Murry Guggenheim Library, fashioned to look like the White House. 

"Baldwin was in full Trump attire," 20-year-old senior Richard Felicetti told NJ.com. "Onlookers stood in the library parking lot and lawn as Trump exited the library, walked down the stairs and had a conversation with who I'm assuming was his faux security team," said Felicetti.

The actor waved to onlookers, doing his classic Trump hand movements. Students thought he was taking photos for "SNL," but the university wouldn't confirm that to NJ.com. 



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<![CDATA[New Deal Makes Raider's Derek Carr NFL's Highest Paid QB]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:51:32 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/180*120/kahrpayydayye.jpg

Raiders quarterback Derek Carr wanted to get his contract extension done before training camp next month.

He got his wish.

Carr and the team have reached what is reported to be a five-year, $125 million deal, according to a story by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com Thursday morning.

An excited Carr confirmed that report on social media.

“Now it’s done!” he wrote on Twitter. “From the jump I’ve wanted to be a Raider 4 life. One step closer to that! Blessed!!! Business done! Let’s just play now!!!”

The deal is expected to pay Carr about $25 million per season, which will make him the NFL’s highest-paid quarterback. He’s heading into the final year of his first deal, signed after he was taken in the second round of the 2014 draft. That deal will pay him about $5.4 million this season, with the new terms kicking in starting in 2018.

The Raiders have been built with salary-cap flexibility under general manager Reggie McKenzie and are a reported $31 million under the salary cap.

Earlier this offseason, the Raiders signed defensive end-linebacker Khalil Mack to a long-term extension. Still to be done is a deal for starting guard Gabe Jackson.



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<![CDATA[Transgender Former 'Glee' Star Reveals Changed Name]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 11:22:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478036171.jpg

Former "Glee" guest star Charice Pempengco announced on Twitter that he will now go by the name Jake Zyrus.

Zyrus, who gained fame for his portrayal of Sunshine Corazon on "Glee”, had openly contemplated his gender identity in the past. During a 2014 "Where Are They Now" special, he told Oprah Winfrey "My soul is male," but also noted, "I’m not going to go through that stage where I change everything. I’ll cut my hair and wear boy clothes and everything, but that’s all."

Zyrus appears to have fully embraced the decision, thanking supporters on social media for their support.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Secret Ingredient With Kutcher, Hudgens, Payne]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:28:19 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-22-at-3.25.15-AM.jpg

Mario Batali presents Jimmy Fallon, Ashton Kutcher, Liam Payne and Vanessa Hudgens with a three-course meal as they take turns guessing the unusual secret ingredient hidden in each course.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Fallon Reveals New Book 'Everything Is Mama']]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:24:17 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-22-at-3.23.16-AM.jpg

With "Everything Is Mama," Jimmy Fallon reveals the follow-up to his children's picture book, "Your Baby's First Word Will Be Dada."

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Poehler, Meyers Play a Round of 'Really?!']]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:08:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-22-at-3.06.56-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers and Amy Poehler don't understand the point of people protesting the "Julius Caesar" performances in New York City, so they sound off on the topic with a round of "Really?!"

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<![CDATA['Late Night': A Look at What's in the GOP Health Care Bill]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 03:04:01 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-22-at-3.02.01-AM.jpg

After Republicans celebrated the passing of their health care bill in the House, Seth Meyers discusses the Senate GOP rewriting the bill.

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<![CDATA[See It: 'The Rock' Makes Fan's Day With Instagram Video]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:55:11 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/rockcar1.jpg

Celebrities know that they could be recognized in public by fans. But few can say they literally stop traffic.

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson posted a video on Instagram Tuesday after a starstruck fan spotted him in his pick-up truck and ran to take a selfie with the "Baywatch" star. The man stood in the road and could not hold back his excitement as Johnson laughed and warned him to be careful of passing traffic.

"I was driving in my pick up truck after work and my guy here pulled up beside me, recognized me and started freaking out. I rolled the passenger window down to say hello and then he REALLY freaked out," Johnson wrote. "I have the greatest fans in the world, man. I appreciate that."

Warning: This video contains graphic language.

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This isn’t Johnson’s first encounter with a fan on the road. In June 2015, Johnson posted a photo on Instagram after he had apparently sideswiped another pick-up truck, calling he and the man "two ol’ crazy buddies" after the incident.



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<![CDATA[HGTV Star Selling Wicker Park Home for $1.5M]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 16:58:52 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/househgtv.jpg Check out Alison Victoria's home in Wicker Park, which she is selling for $1.5 million. The house features Victoria's newly remodeled kitchen. ]]> <![CDATA[George Clooney Selling Tequila Business for $1 Billion]]> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:57:14 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/GeorgeClooney-AP_2201014804.jpg

George Clooney is selling his tequila company Casamigos to Diageo for $1 billion, a source familiar with the situation told CNBC.

Clooney, Rande Gerber and Michael Meldman, who own Casamigos together, are expected to stay with the company after its acquisition.

"If you asked us four years ago if we had a billion dollar company, I don't think we would have said yes," Clooney told CNBC via email.



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<![CDATA[Kim and Kanye Hire Surrogate to Carry Their Next Child]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 12:14:16 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/KimKanyeNorth.jpg

Let the name game begin.

Multiple sources tell E! News that Kim Kardashian West and husband Kanye West have decided to have another baby using a surrogate. Because of a condition she has known as placenta acreta, delivering a third baby herself could be potentially life-threatening for Kardashian West.

The E! reality star has publicly contemplated whether or not to have another child. In the Nov. 13, 2016, episode of "Keeping Up With the Kardashians," Kardashian West said she "would love to maybe" have another baby and visited an OB-GYN to weigh her options. Because she suffered from toxemia and a retained placenta, the doctor said the odds of her having another difficult pregnancy would be higher.

Kardashian West has been open about discussing her fertility issues. In 2015, she told E! news she didn't "think it was possible" to get pregnant a second time, and that she had a "miserable" time carrying Saint, now 18 months. "Every medical issue that you could probably have, I feel like I get, and I worry so much about it,” she stated, adding "I just don't think pregnancy and me really agree with each other."

The media mogul previously blogged about the hardships of her first pregnancy. Diagnosed with early-onset pre-eclampsia, she had to deliver her now-4-year-old daughter North at just 34 weeks (about six weeks early). “My doctor had to stick his entire arm in me and detach the placenta with his hand, scraping it away from my uterus with his fingernails. How disgusting and painful!!!” she wrote, describing the ordeal as “the most painful experience of my life!”

She later had to have surgery to remove a piece of the placenta, followed by a second surgery to remove the remaining scar tissue.

Neither Kardashian nor her husband has publicly commented on the surrogacy news.



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<![CDATA[It's Summertime! 10 Best 'Summer' Movies]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:49:04 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/summer500.jpg How to best celebrate the onset of Summer? Grab some popcorn and pop in a DVD of one of these 'Summer' Films]]> <![CDATA[Burger King Shakes Up Menu with Lucky Charms Beverage]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:44:42 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/armus-lucky-charms-shake.jpg

They're magically delicious — and now, they're in a milkshake.

Lucky Charms cereal will appear in a limited-edition shake at select Burger King locations, the fast-food chain announced last week.

At $2.99, the Lucky Charms shake features 740 calories' worth of ice cream, syrup, and crushed pieces of the sugary marshmallow cereal.

"The mashup of our velvety vanilla-flavored soft serve and one of America’s classic breakfast cereals is something we think our guests are going to love," Alex Macedo, the president of Burger King North America, said in a statement.

The Lucky Charms concoction follows the release of other Burger King mashup beverages like an Oreo shake and a Froot Loops shake, the latter of which was added to menus in April.

BK isn't he only food chain to make waves for its dairy creations this year, after Unicorn Frappuccinos swept the nation in the spring as part of a purple and pink unicorn-themed food craze.

Ben & Jerry's has also combined cereal with frozen dairy products, releasing three new ice cream flavors in March called "Cereal Splashbacks" designed to taste like Frosted Flakes, Cocoa Pebbles or Froot Loops.



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<![CDATA['Tonight': Are You Smarter Than a Smart Girl?]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:18:46 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-21-at-5.16.59-AM.jpg

In honor of Amy Poehler's Smart Girls organization, Poehler and Jimmy Fallon each partner up with a young girl as they go head-to-head answering trivia questions.

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<![CDATA['Tonight': Pros and Cons of Trump Being Investigated]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 05:06:07 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-21-at-4.57.25-AM.jpg

Jimmy Fallon weighs the pros and cons if it's true that President Donald Trump is being investigated within the Russia probe.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Seth Meyers and Will Ferrell Clear the Air]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:43:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-21-at-4.47.24-AM.jpg

After nearly two decades of friendship, Will Ferrel and Seth Meyers were bound to hurt each other's feelings. Now, they're admitting their shortcomings and forgiving each other.

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<![CDATA['Late Night': Preparing for Ossoff Winning, Losing Election]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:43:40 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2017-06-21-at-4.39.52-AM.jpg

Seth Meyers tapes 'Late Night' early in the evening, so on Tuesday, he prepared for both outcomes of Georgia's special Congressional election: Democratic candidate Jon Ossoff winning and losing.

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<![CDATA[Rapper Prodigy of Mobb Deep Dead at 42]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 07:01:29 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/213*120/prodigydead1.jpg

Rapper Prodigy, a member of the hardcore New York hip-hop duo Mobb Deep, has died. He was 42.

The rapper's publicist said in a statement Tuesday that Prodigy was hospitalized a few days ago in Las Vegas "for complications caused by a sickle cell anemia crisis." Prodigy had battled sickle cell since birth and was in Las Vegas for a performance.

The exact cause of death was not clear, the representative said.

"It is with extreme sadness and disbelief that we confirm the death of our dear friend Albert Johnson, better known to millions of fans as Prodigy of legendary NY rap duo Mobb Deep," the statement read. "We would like to thank everyone for respecting the family's privacy at this time."

Prodigy was born in New York. The Queens rapper found success in the '90s with fellow rapper Havoc in Mobb Deep. The duo's hits included "Quiet Storm" with Lil Kim, "Shook Ones (Part II)" and "Hey Luv (Anything)."

Nas, who is also from Queens, New York, called Prodigy a "king" in an Instagram post. Others also paid tribute to Prodigy, who was often praised for his skilled rhymes and lyrics.

Mobb Deep earned a platinum plaque for the 1999 album, "Murda Muzik," which featured the memorable remix of "Quiet Storm," still performed by Lil Kim on the road today. The duo also reached gold status with the albums "Infamy," ''Hell on Earth" and "The Infamous."

Prodigy released several solo albums, including the gold-selling "H.N.I.C." 2000.

He released a cookbook of prison recipes last year, based on his time in jail. The book, "commissary kitchen: my infamous prison cookbook," was released on Infamous, Prodigy's own imprint at Brooklyn-based Akashic Books.

He said being in prison changed him. Prodigy served most of a 3.5-year sentence in a medium-security dorm at Mid-State Correctional Facility near Utica, New York, after a plea deal on a weapons possession charge in 2007.

"It made me realize the gravity, the reality of having everything taken from you. My career, my family, my freedom," he told The Associated Press in an interview last year.

The rapper, who is a father of two, said it was hard to leave his kids who were young when he went to prison.

"I just tell them, you know, it was horrible. You don't ever want to be in that position. Learn from my mistakes. Learn from me. You don't have go through it yourself," he said.

As word of Johnson's death spread, musicians and others in the music industry took to social media to express their condolences. 




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<![CDATA['Bachelor in Paradise' Cast Cleared of Sexual Misconduct]]> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 06:59:06 -0400 http://media.nbcconnecticut.com/images/214*120/bachelormishap.jpg

The investigation is over.

After shutting down production on "Bachelor in Paradise" in Mexico, Warner Bros. has cleared the show and its producers of any misconduct, the studio confirmed to E! News in a statement.

"As we previously stated, we recently became aware of allegations regarding an incident on the set of Bachelor in Paradise in Mexico. We take all such allegations seriously," the statement read.

"The safety, security and well-being of the cast and crew is our number one concern, and we suspended filming so that the allegations could be investigated immediately and thoroughly. Our internal investigation, conducted with the assistance of an outside law firm, has now been completed. Out of respect for the privacy interests of those involved, we do not intend to release the videotape of the incident. We can say, however, that the tape does not support any charge of misconduct by a cast member. Nor does the tape show, contrary to many press reports, that the safety of any cast member was ever in jeopardy."

The statement continued to reveal that production on the fourth season will resume, with new policies in place to ensure the "safety and security" of everyone involved in filming.

"Production on this season of Bachelor in Paradise will be resuming, and we plan to implement certain changes to the show's policies and procedures to enhance and further ensure the safety and security of all participants," the statement continued.

The internal investigation was launched after a sexual encounter between DeMario Jackson and Corinne Olympios on the first day of production lead two producers to file the misconduct complaints, questioning whether Olympios was able to give consent. Multiple sources told E! News neither producer was present for the incident and hadn't watched footage of the encounter before filling their complaints.

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