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R. Kelly lashes out over sex abuse allegations in interview with Gayle King

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R. Kelly lashes out over sex abuse allegations in interview with Gayle King

R. Kelly swears he “didn’t do this stuff” and he’s “fighting for his life” in his first interview since “Surviving R. Kelly” dropped and new allegations of sex abuse surfaced.

“I’m very tired of all of the um, lies, I’ve been hearing things and seeing things on the blogs, and I’m just tired.”

“That little  girls trapped in a basement, helicopters over my house, trying to rescue someone who doesn’t need to be rescued because they’re not in my house.”

“Lots of things wrong when it comes to women but I apologized in those relationships,” he said. He adamantly denied breaking any laws when it comes to women.

“Everybody says something bad about me. Nobody said something good. They was describing Lucifer. I’m not Lucifer. I’m a man. I made mistakes, but I’m not a devil.”

Kelly blamed “the power of social media” for spreading rumors about his alleged abuse and giving them traction.

“No. No. No,” he said when asked if he’d ever had sex with any minors, adding that his accusers were “absolutely” lying. “I have been assassinated. I have been buried alive from these lies.”

“I don’t need to. Why would I? How stupid would it be for R. Kelly, with all that I’ve been through in my way, way, past to hold somebody — that’s stupid!”

“That’s stupid! Use your common sense. Forget the blogs, forget how you feel about me. Hate me if you want to, love me if you want. But just use your common sense. How stupid would it be for me, with my crazy past and what I’ve been through – oh right now I just think I need to be a monster and hold girls against their will, chain them up in my basement, and don’t let them eat, don’t let them out, unless they need some shoes down the street from their uncle!”

Kelly then got up and shrieked, sobbing, “top it. You don’t quit playing. Quit playing. I didn’t do this stuff! This is not me! I’m fighting for my f—king life!”

He cried, “It’s not about music, it’s about having a relationship with my kids.”

“I need help. This is the kind of help I need. I need somebody to help me not have a big heart. My heart is so big. People betray me and I keep on giving to them.”

Kelly was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008 that centered on a graphic video that prosecutors said showed him having sex with a girl as young as 13.

“For one, I beat my case. When you beat something you beat it. You can’t double jeopardy me like that. It’s not fair,” he said.

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for two Kelly accusers, responded to Kelly’s “double jeopardy” comment Tuesday on Twitter.

“He fails to understand that it doesn’t matter ‘how long ago’ it happened. And he also has no clue as to how ‘double jeopardy’ works,” the attorney tweeted.

In a follow-up tweet, Avenatti addressed the emotion that Kelly shows in the interview: “R. Kelly’s tears are out of fear and despair. Because he knows that after over two decades of sexually abusing underage girls, we blew this wide open and have him and his enablers dead to rights.”

King’s colleagues asked her if she felt unsafe during the interview, which she denied.

“I never felt that,” she said, adding that she didn’t think he’d hit her deliberately but that she said she may have been “accidentally clobbered … I never felt in danger talking to him.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Jessica Simpson’s baby bags are packed

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Jessica Simpson is primed and ready to give birth!

A source speaking with ET has noted that Simpson’s “hospital bags are packed” amid the singer’s tumultuous pregnancy.

The famous singer is currently expecting her third child, Birdie, with former football player Eric Johnson.

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Simpson recently uploaded an Instagram pic of her baby bump, letting her followers know that she is ready to pop. The picture, which features the pregnant Simpson with an artsy background, was simply captioned “Jess-tation.”

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According to ET, a source for Johnson told the site that “Jessica is definitely uncomfortable.” The source continued, stating, “This has been a tough pregnancy but she knows it will all be worth it when she’s holding that little baby. Her hospital bags are packed. Everyone is trying to be patient, but the family is so excited and counting the minutes until the baby is here.”

Throughout this pregnancy, Simpson has experienced a multitude of health issues, including swollen feet and bronchitis. Simpson has been hospitalized for bronchitis four times throughout her pregnancy — noting how “crazy painful” it was to cough so much during pregnancy.

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Simpson also recently made headlines for breaking a toilet seat during her pregnancy. She made light of the situation by posting an Instagram photo captioned, “Warning..Don’t lean back on the toilet when pregnant.”

The couple currently are parents to Maxwell, 6, and Ace, 5.

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Cory Booker calls girlfriend Rosario Dawson a ‘wonderful,’ ‘incredible human being’

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Cory Booker calls girlfriend Rosario Dawson a 'wonderful,' 'incredible human being'

Cory Booker couldn’t contain his love for girlfriend Rosario Dawson.

The New Jersey senator, 49, stopped by “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” on Wednesday to chat about his 2020 presidential run and the conversation shifted to the new woman in his life and their budding relationship.

“She was visiting me in D.C., and then she left to the airport, and she got ambushed at the airport,” he said of Dawson who confirmed their relationship status to TMZ when cameras caught up to her.

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“She was wonderful and she’s just an incredible human being,” he added of the actress.

Booker is also aware that balancing in a relationship while campaigning will be a challenging task. “As our relationship grows it’s difficult, but she is such a deeply soulful person,” he revealed. “[She] has taught me a lot of lessons about love already. That sometimes, you show the greatest strength when you make yourself vulnerable.”

“She really has this nurturing spirit that’s made me more courageous, not just in the love that I project and want to see in our country, but I think even in our own personal relationships to love more fearlessly,” he continued. “So, I’m very, very blessed to be with somebody that makes me a better person.”

DeGeneres even joked about officiating their potential White House wedding and said it would be like America’s version of a royal wedding.

Dawson said of Booker last week, “I am just grateful to be with someone that I respect and love and admire so much” and she’s really enjoying the time they get to spend with each other.

The couple first made headlines in January when they were reportedly spotted seeing a Broadway show together.

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Katie Couric revealed she once went on a date with Cory Booker

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Katie Couric revealed she once went on a date with Cory Booker

Katie Couric revealed a surprising bit of information about her dating life while on “The Wendy Williams Show” this week.

The 62-year-old confessed she once went on a date with 2020 presidential hopeful Cory Booker.

“I had a blind date with Cory Booker once,” she said Wednesday. “Wow, this just in! We went to a Giants football game.” Williams then prodded further and asked if they kissed to which Couric sadly admitted no.

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“He was really nice though,” the former “Today” show added. “This is a long time ago. He’s an incredible person.”

Couric also offered her opinion on the New Jersey Senator’s current girlfriend, actress Rosario Dawson.

“I really like Cory and I really like Rosario Dawson, I’m happy for them,” she said. “Look how beautiful she is. She’s also very politically active, she’s spoken out about gender equality, she cares deeply about stopping domestic violence. She’s a really cool woman.”

Couric even though that Dawson would make a great first lady if Booker were to go all the way.

Booker confirmed his relationship status to Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday while making an appearance on her show. “As our relationship grows, it’s difficult, but she is such a deeply soulful person,” he said.

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“[She] has taught me a lot of lessons about love already. Sometimes, you show the greatest strength when you make yourself vulnerable. She really has this nurturing spirit that has made me more courageous not just in the love that I project and want to see in our country, but I think in our own personal relationships to love more fearlessly,” Booker added.

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