Ava DuVernay’s ‘When They See Us’ Leads Emmys With 16 Nominations, Beyonce’s “Homecoming’, Sexual Abuse Docs ‘Leaving Neverland’ And ‘Surviving R. Kelly’ Nominated for 2019 Emmys

Nominations for the 71st annual Emmy Awards were announced Tuesday morning. 

Netflix’s “When They See Us” earned nods for outstanding limited series, as well as outstanding lead actor in a limited series or movie for Jharrel Jerome, and outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie nominations for Niecy Nash and Aunjanue Ellis.

When They See Us’ earned an impressive sixteen Emmy nominations Tuesday.

Beyoncé’s “Homecoming” film has scored six Emmy nominations, while documentaries on Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and the disastrous Fyre Festival also picked up nominations.

With Netflix’s “Homecoming: A Film by Beyoncé,” the pop star personally earned four of the six nominations Tuesday, including bids for producing, writing, co-directing and musical direction. In the outstanding variety special (pre-recorded) category, “Homecoming” will compete with “Springsteen on Broadway.”

“Homecoming” also earned nominations for costumes and production design.

HBO’s “Leaving Neverland,” a documentary where two men accused Jackson of molesting them as boys that sparked new scrutiny of years-old claims that the King of Pop preyed on children, earned five nominations, including outstanding documentary or nonfiction special (Jackson’s estate denied the allegations and Jackson long maintained his innocence when he was alive).

Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly,” which looks at the R&B singer’s history and allegations that he has sexually abused women and girls, picked up a single nomination for outstanding informational series or special. Kelly, who was acquitted of child pornography charges in 2008, was hit with new criminal charges on the federal and state level following the airing of the docuseries.

Netflix’s “FYRE: The Greatest Party That Never Happened” followed the highly publicized and famously failed music bash in the Bahamas and received four nominations. Another documentary on the doomed festival called “Fyre Fraud,” which aired on Hulu, is nominated for outstanding writing for a nonfiction program, where Showtime’s “Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics And Men” also earned a nomination.

“Aretha! A Grammy Celebration For The Queen of Soul,” which aired on CBS and featured Patti LaBelle, John Legend and others honoring the late legend, picked up two nominations.

The 2019 Emmy Awards will air Sept. 22 on Fox.

Read the full list HERE.

R. Kelly Pleads NOT Guilty, Denied Bond on Child Pornography

Singer R. Kelly was denied bond Tuesday as he faces charges that he recruited girls and women to have illegal sex with him and then covered up the crimes by paying and threatening the victims and witnesses.

According to reports, The R&B star was arrested last week in Chicago and hit with 18 charges in two cities, a 13-count indictment in Chicago and a five-count indictment New York. Kelly has not yet faced a judge on the New York charges.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Angel Krull said Kelly is a flight risk who could tamper with witnesses.

“The risk for obstruction is real and ongoing,” Krull told U.S. District Court Judge Harry Leinenweber, arguing that “no release conditions can mitigate these dangers.”

Leinenweber said charges against Kelly are so serious, they require a presumption of detention.

After the hearing, defense lawyer Steven Greenberg insisted his client is not a flight risk, saying he’s never missed a court date and doesn’t even hold a passport.

“Obviously we’re disappointed the judge wouldn’t let him out today,” Greenberg told reporters. “We thought we’d get him out but the judge saw it otherwise and we respect his ruling.”

The singer is being kept apart from the rest of the jail population.

“He’s in 24-a-day solitary confinement essentially, it’s the hole,” Greenberg said. “Because that’s the safest place for them to house him, it’s not his fault, no TV, no anything, no contact with other people. It’s largely inhumane. “

Kelly, already facing state sexual abuse charges in Illinois, allegedly took underage girls across state lines for sex, according to the federal indictments unsealed in New York and Chicago on Friday.

Two women who have said they are living with Kelly attended his arraignment Tuesday and sat in the front row. Azriel Clary and Joycelyn Savage have defended Kelly in the past from accusations that they have been brainwashed.

Savage and Clary sat in the front row, along with some of Kelly’s friends and family. They left the courthouse arm-in-arm and declined to answer questions from reporters.

“These young women have been traumatized and brainwashed for years. It is going to take them a while to realize how they have been victimized and what the truth really is,” lawyer Michael Avenatti, who is representing Clary’s parents, said.

R. Kelly Girlfriends Shut Down Rumors That They’ve Been Kicked Out Of Trump Tower Chicago

Over the weekend, The girlfriends of R. Kelly not only lost their famous boyfriend, they also lost his luxurious amenities after they were evicted from his residence following the federal indictment.

Sources close to Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary tell The Blast they were booted out of the Trump International Hotel & Tower Chicago and the residence has been taken over by federal officials.

Fast Forward….

A rep for Joycelyn Savage and Azriel Clary tells TMZ ... the women were sitting comfortably in R. Kelly’s Chicago apartment inside Trump Tower on Sunday afternoon when they recorded this video … addressing claims they’d been evicted from the premises following Kelly’s arrest for 2 federal indictments.

In the clip — obtained by TMZ — Azriel does most of the talking and says they’re fine and dandy, and living comfortably inside R. Kelly’s pad.

They even give a glimpse of the view from the high-rise, showing off the Chicago skyline. Azriel says they’re at the “Trump” … and adds it’s the same place they’ve been for years. 

However, she insists they move freely and come and go as they like, attempting to knock down the notion they’re being held against their will. This part seems to be a direct message to their parents — who’ve been vocally and publicly concerned for years now.

They go on to thank R. Kelly’s fans for the ongoing support amid his new legal battles. 

The video comes on the heels of Kelly’s rearrest in Chicago on new federal charges, including racketeering and sex trafficking and obstruction of justice. Of course, that’s on top of the state charges he’s been facing in Cook County, IL.

R. Kelly’s Inner Circle Reportedly Handed Over Sex Tapes That Led to Federal Charges

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R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago on Thursday and is currently behind bars because of members in his inner circle.

“Enablers” and former employees reportedly handed over more than 20 videos of the disgraced R&B singer having sex with underage girls, according to TMZ.

Gerald Griggs — who is the acting attorney for Joycelyn Savage’s family and others — allegedly revealed that feds in the Northern District of Illinois have the videos.

The tapes reportedly feature multiple victims and the evidence can help build the case the feds are currently building e against R. Kelly. The videos can help secure indictments for sex crimes the singer is being accused of.

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R. Kelly Arrested for Child Pornography

R&B singer R. Kelly arrested on child pornography and obstruction of justice charges in Chicago…

According to reports, R. Kelly was arrested in Chicago Thursday night on 13 new federal charges including child pornography and obstruction of justice.
The United States Attorney’s Office for the North District of Illinois confirmed the R&B singer has been indicted by a federal grand jury on 13 counts of child pornography, enticement of a minor to engage in criminal sexual activity and obstruction of justice.
Kelly’s publicist originally confirmed that the singer had been arrested on charges of sex trafficking as originally reported, but the U.S. Attorney’s Office said that was incorrect.
The singer is in federal custody in Chicago.
The indictment was returned by the federal grand jury Thursday afternoon, and he was arrested around 7 p.m. No exact location of the arrest was provided.

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