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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr denies pinching woman’s buttocks in club

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Actor Cuba Gooding Jr. pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to pinching a woman’s buttocks in a nightclub last October, four months after he was charged with groping a woman in a separate incident.

Manhattan prosecutors said Gooding pinched the woman at Manhattan’s Tao nightclub after making a sexually suggestive remark to her earlier in the evening and denied it when she confronted him.

Gooding was accused in June of touching a woman’s breasts at the Magic Hour Rooftop Bar in Manhattan, a charge he has denied. Both alleged incidents are part of the same criminal case.

He is charged with one count of forcible touching and one count of sexual abuse, which are misdemeanours, in connection with each alleged incident.

Gooding, 51, won a best supporting actor Oscar in 1997 for the film “Jerry Maguire” and is known for roles in movies including “A Few Good Men” and “The Butler” and in the television miniseries “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”

Prosecutors said at a hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court on Tuesday that they hope to establish a pattern of behaviour at Gooding’s trial using testimony from 12 additional women who have said they were subjected to unwanted touching and advances by the actor in bars and clubs. No criminal charges have been brought in connection with those women.

Mark Heller, Gooding’s attorney, told reporters outside the courthouse on Tuesday that he would seek to have the two alleged groping incidents tried separately. Heller expressed confidence that his client would not be convicted and said prosecutors had brought the new indictment because they were not ready to go to trial with their original case.

Gooding had been scheduled to go to trial on the original charges on Thursday, but the additional charges mean the trial will be delayed. No new trial date has been set.

Gooding, who is divorced, is one of dozens of men in politics, entertainment, sports and the business world who have been accused of sexual misconduct since allegations against movie producer Harvey Weinstein triggered the #MeToo movement.

Weinstein is scheduled to stand trial in New York in January on charges of rape and assault involving two women. He has denied any non-consensual sex.

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Kidis the Jembe quits music after losing millions of shillings

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Coast-based musician Kidis the Jembe has announced that he has quit music for good after failing to make it in the industry in over a decade he had been in the game.

A frustrated Kidis, who burst into limelight with his hit banger Kamua Leo several years back, claims he has lost millions of shillings in the music industry, something that has prompted him to quit.

The singer also claims he lost a whopping Sh6.5 million on the song Mshamba which was used as the signature tune for TV comedy program ‘Mshamba’ which aired on a local TV station.

Kidis says he has never been paid the loyalty for the song and his effort to get his dues have been futile. He also claims Music Copyright Society of Kenya (MCSK) owe him Sh7.5 million in loyalties.

Kidis made the revelations during a phone conversation with Milele FM radio presenter Chris The Baise. “Sanaa ya Kenya iko na uhuni sana, sasa naibiwa pesa hadi nilishindwa kulipa nyumba shilingi elfu kumi. Niambie vipi Kidis ashindwe kulipa elfu kumi?” he posed.

This is not the first time Kidis has shared his frustrations with the Kenyan music industry. Back in 2014, he became the first artiste to ditch Grandpa Records that was huge back then. He quit after a bitter fallout with the owner of the label Refigah.

Kidis claimed he never met his expectation since joining the label which signed him after he dropped Kamua Leo. However Refigah denied falling out with Kidis, stating that his contract with the now dead label, had come to an end.

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Kanye West ends marriage with Kim Kardashian in bizarre divorce rant

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Kanye West has seemingly ended his marriage with Kim Kardashian in a extraordinary divorce rant. The rapper, 43, reportedly caused an uproar in the Kardashian family when he dropped the bombshell his wife wanted to abort North during his presidential rally over the weekend.

Concerns for the musician have been growing after he sensationally claimed Kim called the doctors to lock him up and compared his life to horror movie Get Out in a Twitter firestorm.

The Kardashians were said to be incredibly worried about Kanye amid claims he’s in the middle of a serious bipolar episode. Kanye’s latest claim appeared to suggest he had been trying to divorce Kim since she met fellow rapper Meek Mill at a hotel.

His tweets have been deleted since they were posted on Monday.

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Frankie JustGymIt responds to deadbeat dad tag

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Popular fitness trainer Frankie Kiarie better known as Frankie JustGymIt recently broke down responding to questions posed by his followers pertaining to his children. In the video dubbed ‘Deadbeat Dad’ posted on his YouTube channel, Frank read out questions asked by netizens.

One question took him aback after one user asked why he was a deadbeat dad to his two children with Maureen Waititu.  In response, Frankie googled the meaning of a deadbeat dad stating that he took care of his children and was always there for them.

“Each week I send money for my children’s upkeep, actually let me be candid and say I send Sh6, 000 every week for their upkeep. Personally, I spend like maybe Sh2, 500 on myself and I’m a fully grown man.

“I pay for school fees. So with school fees, Lexi goes to Montessori, he loves it there. It’s a private school, the fees there is not cheap. Let me just be candid, the school fees is about Sh150, 000 per term. Paying is not easy and there was a reason he went there which I’m not going to touch on,” he said.

The fitness trainer cautioned netizens against labeling individuals and tasked them to do their research.

Asked on whether he left Maureen to be with Corazon Kwamboka, Frankie explained that things between him and Maureen were not okay and it is after they broke up that he met his current girlfriend.

“I didn’t leave Maureen for Kwamboka. Maureen and I broke up then I met Kwamboka. It wasn’t planned that I am going to get rid of this beautiful thing that we had going on and go start another beautiful thing that we have now going on. That wasn’t the thought process. We had our differences and issues and it’s something that people need to understand.

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