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Clay Adler, former MTV reality star, dead at 27

Published: Wednesday, April 12, 2017 @ 4:12 AM

Clay Adler, former star of MTV’s reality show “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County,” has died of an apparent suicideTMZ and People magazine report.

According to law enforcement sources, the 27-year-old was on a trip with friends to go “shooting in the desert” March 25. He is believed to have died in the hospital on March 26 from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

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Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were in his system at the time, but he reportedly did have a history of struggling with mental health issues.

“We are saddened by the news of Clay Adler’s passing,” MTV said in a statement Tuesday. “Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this time.”

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Adler appeared on two seasons of “Newport Harbor: The Real Orange County” in 2007 and 2008. He also had small roles in “Make It or Break It” and the TV movie “The Fish Tank.”

Over the weekend, his friends and family honored the avid surfer with a traditional paddle-out ceremony, MTV reported.

Michelle Obama appeared at the BET Awards and Twitter can't handle it

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 7:58 AM

ORLANDO, FL - APRIL 27:  Former United States first lady Michelle Obama smiles during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2017 on April 27, 2017 in Orlando, Florida.  (Photo by Gerardo Mora/Getty Images)
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Former first lady Michelle Obama made a cameo appearance via video message at Sunday night’s BET Awards and Twitter is still overflowing with feelings.

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“Barack and I are so sorry that we can’t be there tonight in person,” she said as Chance The Rapper was honored with the Humanitarian Award, recognizing his activism and philanthropic work in Chicago. “But please know we are there with you in spirit and we are so incredibly proud of you, Chance.

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“We have known Chance and his family since he was a wee little baby rapper. It has been a thrill watching him come into his own in so many ways,” she continued. “In addition to making some really amazing music Chance has been taking that big, bright spotlight that follows him around and he’s shining it on young people in our hometown of Chicago.”

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The video clip, which highlights Chance’s work with the young people of Chicago and concludes with Obama’s remarks, is online here.

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Twitter users working to process their emotions turned to GIF therapy:

“Time and again he has been standing up, speaking out and doing the work to get kids in our community the education they deserve,” the former first lady concluded. “With these passionate efforts, Chance is showing our young people that they matter, that they have something inside of them that is worthy of being expressed and that they have so much to contribute to their communities and to our country. Chance, you are an outstanding role model and an inspiration to all of us who care about our next generation. Because of you, countless young people will grow up believing in themselves, fulfilling their God-given potential and then reaching back and lifting up other people along the way.

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“I can think of no greater legacy to leave. And I am thrilled to celebrate you here tonight and honored to call you my friend.”

BET Awards 2017: Complete winners list

Published: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 8:34 PM
Updated: Sunday, June 25, 2017 @ 11:54 PM

The 2017 BET Awards was star studded and filled with appearances from the biggest names in R&B, pop, hip hop and rap.

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Bruno Mars, Remy Ma, Cardi B, Fat Joe, Migos and more artists hit the stage at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. 

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Here is the full list of winners from the show.

WATCH: Xscape reunites for performance at BET Awards

Published: Monday, June 26, 2017 @ 2:33 AM

LOS ANGELES, CA - JUNE 25:  (L-R) Kandi Burruss, Tamika Scott, Tameka Cottle, and LaTocha Scott of Xscape perform onstage at 2017 BET Awards at Microsoft Theater on June 25, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for BET)
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Consider the Xscape reunion launched.

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Performing for the first time in 18 years, the original quartet of Kandi Burruss, LaTocha Scott, Tamika Scott and Tameka “Tiny” Harris hit the stage at the 2017 BET Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Wearing various forms of sequins and sparkles, the ladies thrilled the crowd with a throwback medley of their '90s-era hits “Understanding,” “Who Can I Run To” and “Just Kickin’ It.”

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The public return is the first step of the Xscape reunion roll-out.

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Prince Philip leaves hospital

Published: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 @ 6:03 AM
Updated: Thursday, June 22, 2017 @ 5:07 AM

5:07 a.m. ET June 22: Britain’s Prince Philip has left a London hospital after a two-night stay, a Buckingham Palace representative said, according to The Associated Press.

ORIGINAL STORY: Britain’s Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has been hospitalized with an infection, multiple news outlets are reporting.

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