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August 17, 2013

Russell Simmons sorry for Harriet Tubman sex video

NEW YORK — Russell Simmons apologized for a parody video of Harriet Tubman in a sex tape that appeared on his All Def Digital YouTube channel.

The clip features an actress portraying Tubman having sex with her white slave master as someone films it so the abolitionist can bribe her boss.

The 55-year-old Simmons, founder of Def Jam Records, wrote that he “can now understand why so many people are upset.” He said he removed the video after a call from the NAACP.

Simmons added that he doesn’t condone violence against women and that he’s “sincerely sorry” to those offended by the clip. Though Simmons removed the video, it still lives online.

Gia Allemand’s body found hanged

NEW ORLEANS — Details are emerging about the circumstances surrounding “Bachelor” star Gia Allemand’s death. Reports claim Allemand hanged herself, and boyfriend Ryan Anderson found her body in the New Orleans home they shared. Other reports are claiming the reality star had a history of depression and problems with her boyfriend and that the relationship was close to being over.

After Allemand was taken off life support Wednesday following her apparent suicide, her boyfriend, an New Orleans Pelicans NBA player, thanked fans for their support.

Monteith’s character will not OD on ‘Glee’

HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — After much speculation, “Glee” creator Ryan Murphy has announced that Cory Monteith’s character Finn Hudson will not die as a result of a drug overdose. On July 13, Monteith was found dead in his hotel room in Canada as a result of a mix of alcohol and heroin. His shocking death devastated family, friends and fans and sent TV execs scrambling to figure out how to address the loss of the star of the hit FOX show.

“There were a lot of things that we had to decide [for the memorial episode],” Murphy explained. “At one point, we were going to have his character die after an accidental drug overdose -- that was something we had considered. But we have decided that we’re not going to have him pass from that.”

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