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Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad’s new Barbie doll is the first to wear a hijab

Published: Monday, November 13, 2017 @ 3:44 PM

U.S. Olympic Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks onstage a new Barbie doll in her image during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on November 13, 2017 in New York City.
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U.S. Olympic Medalist Ibtihaj Muhammad speaks onstage a new Barbie doll in her image during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on November 13, 2017 in New York City.(Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Glamour/Getty Images for Glamour)

Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad continues to make history.

In 2016, she was the first U.S. Olympic athlete to compete wearing a hijab at the Rio games. Now, she’s representative of women and girls who choose to wear a hijab through  her very own Barbie doll.

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People reported that a one-of-a-kind Barbie doll in Muhammad’s likeness debuted at Monday’s Glamour Women of the Year Live Summit.

At the summit, Glamour reported Muhammad could hardly contain herself when she saw her Barbie.

“I don't know if you can tell, but I'm so excited!” she said. "Perfect hijab moment right here, this is amazing.”

“I hope that little girls of color across the heartland will be inspired to embrace what makes them unique,” she said.

Muhammad joins a number of history making women who have had special Shero Barbie dolls made in their likeness, including model Ashley Graham and Misty Copeland in 2016 and director Ava Duvernay in  2015.

Related: Body positive model Ashley Graham gets her own Barbie

“I’m excited to just partner with a brand that I know honors powerful women who are breaking barriers and whose sole goal is to impact the future leaders of tomorrow,” Muhammad told People. “To be included in this conversation is very humbling, and I’m over the moon about this whole thing.”

Like Graham before her, Muhammad made sure the doll represented her in body shape and in her makeup. The sabre fencer is known for her signature eyeliner.

“I know that as an athlete I have larger legs — these strong legs that we use, especially fencers, to propel ourselves into lunges — and it was important for me to have my doll be as close to my likeness as possible. So I wanted to have athletic toned legs for sure. I’m also really big to into eyeliner,” she said. “I like to think of my eyeliner as a shield of power; I not only wear it to the grocery store but I also wear it to compete. I wore it to the Olympic games, so I wanted my Barbie to have the perfect winged liner and also to wear a hijab.”

A view of the Ibtihaj Muhammad barbie on display during Glamour Celebrates 2017 Women Of The Year Live Summit at Brooklyn Museum on November 13, 2017 in New York City.(Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Glamour/Getty Images for Glamour)
Although some past Sheroes were limited in release and others not released to the public, Muhammad’s doll will be released to the public in fall 2018.

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MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018: Complete winners list

Published: Tuesday, June 19, 2018 @ 5:58 AM

Chadwick Boseman accepts the Best Performance in a Movie award for
Chadwick Boseman accepts the Best Performance in a Movie award for "Black Panther" onstage during the 2018 MTV Movie And TV Awards at Barker Hangar on June 16, 2018, in Santa Monica, California. (Photo by Chris Polk/VMN18/Getty Images for MTV)(Chris Polk/VMN18/Getty Images for MTV)

"Black Panther" and "Stranger Things" stole the show at the 2018 MTV Movie & TV Awards 2018, winning best movie and show, respectively, and nabbing several other accolades along the way. 

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Here is the complete list of winners from the ceremony, held at the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica, California:

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  • Best movie: "Black Panther"
  • Best show: "Stranger Things"
  • Best performance in a movie: Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther"
  • Best performance in a show: Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things"
  • Best comedic performance: Tiffany Haddish, "Girls Trip"
  • Best on-screen team: Finn Wolfhard, Sophia Lillis, Jaeden Lieberher, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Jack Dylan Grazer, Wyatt Oleff and Chosen Jacobs, "It"
  • Best music documentary: "Gaga: Five Foot Two"
  • Best reality series/franchise: "Keeping Up With the Kardashians"
  • Generation: Chris Pratt
  • Trailblazer: Lena Waithe
  • Best hero: Chadwick Boseman, "Black Panther"
  • Best villain: Michael B. Jordan, "Black Panther"
  • Most frightened performance: Noah Schnapp, "Stranger Things"
  • Best fight: Gal Gadot, "Wonder Woman"
  • Best musical moment: "Every Breath You Take," "Stranger Things"
  • Best kiss: Keiynan Lonsdale and Nick Robinson, "Love, Simon"
  • Scene stealer: Madelaine Petsch, "Riverdale"

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Marvel's "Black Panther" Has Record Breaking Opening Weekend

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Rapper XXXTentacion shot, killed in South Florida

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:14 PM

XXXTentacion – Fast Facts

Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and later died in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Monday.

TMZ first reported the 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was unresponsive and, according to a witness, did not appear to have a pulse. The celebrity gossip site reported that died shortly after, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m.

 

According to People, the shooting was reported at 3:57 p.m.

“There was a shooting in Deerfield. Our officers are on the scene and we’re gathering information,” Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jonathan Fishman told Miami New Times earlier Monday afternoon. “We can't confirm anything else right now but will release more information soon.”

TMZ reported that the Broward County Fire Department said Onfroy was rushed to a hospital. A graphic, censored video on the gossip site shows the scene of the shooting.

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Dispatch audio obtained by TMZ indicates the shooting was reported as a drive by. Onfroy was at a motorcycle dealership when the shooting occurred.

Onfroy recently appeared on XXL Mag’s Freshman Class issue. Winning the fan vote to appear on the cover, he posed with amaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, KYLE and Ugly God. His second album “?” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.

Outside of music, Onfroy is awaiting trial, accused of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. According to an October 2016 arrest report, Onfroy was charged with battery and aggravated assault of a pregnant victim and false imprisonment. He pleaded no contest to charges of armed home invasion robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm and was released from jail on bail March 26, 2017. He was ordered to serve six years of probation. He was accused by prosecutors of witness tampering and was jailed again in December 2017 before being released on house arrest. 

In March of this year, Onfroy was released from house arrest so he could go on tour.

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Actress Heather Locklear hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, police say

Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:26 PM

Actress Heather Locklear was hospitalized Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California, for a psychiatric evaluation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Us magazine.

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Locklear, 56, who starred on “Melrose Place” and “Dynasty,” was acting erratically and threatened to hurt herself, a police source told Us. The source told Us that a family member called 911.

According to TMZ, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Ventura County Fire Department responded to the 911 call and went to Locklear’s home.

According to a 911 audio dispatch call obtained by TMZ, the family member called 911 and said Locklear was looking for a gun to shoot herself.

>> Heather Locklear arrested on suspicion of domestic violence

Police told Us that there was no crime committed at Locklear’s home, “only a medical issue.”

Locklear was arrested Feb. 26 on a felony charge of domestic violence and three counts of misdemeanor battery on a police officer after a dispute with her boyfriend, Chris Heisser.

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5 times celebrities feuded with Trump

Published: Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 7:45 AM

What You Need To Know About Robert De Niro

Actor Robert De Niro, a vocal Trump opponent, dropped two of F-bombs on live television at the Tony Awards in June.

His profanity-laced tirade about President Donald Trump was received by a standing ovation from the audience at the Tony Awards.

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“I’m gonna say one thing: f—- Trump!” he said, waving his two fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s f—- Trump!”

De Niro has criticized Trump multiple times, including during opening nights at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in April. De Niro isn’t the first celebrity to insult a president. Here are five other times celebrities feuded with Trump:

1. Bette Midler

Bette Midler has also been vocal about her dislike of Trump in the past. The two celebrities have traded insults on Twitter.

2. Meryl Streep

The actress called out Trump during a speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, highlighting the time he made fun of a disabled reporter. Trump responded on Twitter.

3. Martha Stewart

In an open letter, Trump called Stewart “terrible” and said “she “lacked the mood, temperament, and just about everything else a show needs for success.” She had her own spinoff show of The Apprentice, which Trump said was less successful than his own. She called his comments “mean-spirited.”

4. Beyonce

After Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z performed at a Hillary Clinton political rally, Trump critiqued their singing. “The language is so bad. As they were singing? Singing, right? Talking? Was it talking or singing? I don’t know. But the language – by both – but the language was so bad, that many of the people left. By the time Hillary got up, there was nobody there,” Trump said.

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 26: Singer Beyonce and rapper Jay Z perform onstage during the 56th GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on January 26, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)(Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

5. Rihanna

In 2011, Rihanna cancelled a performance at Trump charity event due to illness. When she was seen the day after the charity event at the NBA All-Star game, Trump said her cancellation was insulting. “But for Rihanna to go to the All-Star Game and perform after she told us she was sick, that is just a lack of respect,” he said.

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