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I didn't need to see the video to believe Michael Bennett. In a heartfelt letter posted on Twitter on Wednesday, the Seattle Seahawks' star defensive end revealed the details of a recent encounter with police in Las Vegas – just harrowing stuff – that

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Kevin Gates Sends Strong Message in “What If” Music Video

Kevin Gates was incarcerated last October for assaulting a woman at one of his concerts. He was supposed to only serve six months behind bars; however, on the day of his expected release, authorities discovered he had an outstanding warrant in Illinois for felony gun possession. Kevin was then re-arrested and sentenced to 30 more months in prison. According to Illinois Department of Corrections data, his projected parole date is June 22, 2018.

Since his imprisonment in 2016, Kevin Gates has released two tracks from behind bars: “No Love” and “What If”. Now he delivers the official video for the song, as well as a handwritten message. The letter is displayed at the end of the Walu-directed visual and encourages fans to remain hopeful.

The imagery in the “What If” video highlights common struggles within many inner-city neighborhoods. It also includes strong parallels to Kevin’s own story, as it shows an inmate writing and praying in a prison cell before cutting to three children somberly waiting for their mother to come home.

You can watch the full video below.

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Pre-Orders for iPhone 8 Likely to Start on September 15, Shipments on September 22

For the past five years, Apple’s September iPhone-centric events have followed the same general formula. An event during the first week or two of the month, pre-orders shortly after, and then an official launch date approximately 10 days later. Apple’s September schedule for 2012 to 2016 is below:



iPhone 5 (2012) – Sept. 12 event, Sept.14 pre-orders, Sept. 21 launch.



iPhone 5s (2013) – Sept. 10 event, no pre-orders, Sept. 10 launch.



iPhone 6/6 Plus (2014) – Sept. 9 event, Sept. 12 pre-orders, Sept. 19 launch.



iPhone 6s/6s Plus (2015) – Sept. 9 event, Sept. 12 pre-orders, Sept. 25 launch.



iPhone 7/7 Plus (2016) – Sept. 7 event, Sept. 9 pre-orders, Sept. 16 launch.



If Apple plans to follow this same formula — and it looks like that’s what’s happening — pre-orders for the new “iPhone 8″ and its companion devices the iPhone 7s and the iPhone 7s Plus will take place on Friday, September 15 at 12:00 a.m. Pacific Time.



Following pre-orders, the new devices will most likely see an official launch on Friday, September 22, with pre-order shipments going out to customers and in-store stock available.






Friday, September 15 is a highly logical guess as to when we’re going to see pre-orders, and unsurprisingly, that’s the date being cited today by German site Macerkopf. According to the site, German carriers are preparing for a September 15 pre-order date and a September 22 launch date.



While Apple tends to follow a specific September formula, there have been deviations. In 2013, for example, Apple did not accept pre-orders for the iPhone 5s due to supply constraints, and in 2015, pre-orders took place early on a Saturday morning. Still, September 15 and September 22 are the most likely dates for pre-orders and launch, respectively.


Apple will unveil the new iPhone 8 at an event set to be held on Tuesday, September 12 at 10:00 a.m. PT at its Apple Park campus. An iPhone 7s, 7s Plus, LTE Apple Watch, and 4K Apple TV will also make an appearance at the event.


For details on the new iPhone 8, which will feature a glass body, edge-to-edge display, facial recognition, and more, make sure to check out our full iPhone 8 roundup.

Related Roundup: iPhone 8


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The Sex Of Kim Kardashian & Kanye West’s Third Child Has Been Revealed!

This trio of babes is going to be so cute!

On Wednesday we learned that Kim Kardashian West and Kanye West are OFFICIALLY expecting their third child via surrogate.

Well now we know that little bundle of joy, said to be due in January, is a GIRL!

Related: Enjoy An Iconic Kardashian Moment

So. How will notoriously jealous North West feel about this?

TMZ asked a notable child psychologist about the situation, and jealousy might not even be an issue with this new baby. Contrary to cliche, sisters apparently prefer sisters over brothers.

The future is female!

Y-3’s Kozoko High Drops in Stealthy “Triple Black” for Fall

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Brand: adidas Y-3

Model: Kozoko High “Triple Black”

Key Features: Engineered mesh, synthetic textiles and leather overlays, subtle Y-3 branding at the heel, unique three-step lacing system and an elasticized tongue for added support, all-black Boost unit and Continental outsole for optimum comfort and grip.

Release Date: Available now

Price: $390 USD

Buy: Select adidas retailers including, Feature

Editor’s Notes: Yohji Yamamoto’s helmed adidas Y-3, delivers another innovative and contemporary silhouette with this luxurious runner comprised of premium materials and draped in the stealthy “Triple Black” colorway.

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Four More TV Execs Join Apple’s Video Content Team

Four additional veteran executives from the television industry are joining Apple’s video content team, according to a new report from Variety.



Former head of current programming at Sony Pictures Kim Rozenfeld is joining Apple as its future head of programming and lead executive on documentary series development. Apple has thus far purchased several music-related documentaries that have aired on Apple Music, including Kygo: Stole the Show and Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story.






Rozenfeld formerly worked with Zack Van Amburg and Jamie Erlicht, two Sony Pictures Television executives who joined Apple in June to lead Apple’s video programming efforts. Erlicht and Amburg have produced popular shows like Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The Crown, and more.



Two additional former Sony employees are joining the video team as development executives. Both Max Aronson and Ali Woodruff also worked with Amburg and Erlicht and will report to the duo at Apple. Aronson previously served as VP of drama development at Sony Pictures Television, while Woodruff was the director of creative affairs.



Rita Cooper Lee, who formerly worked as the WGN America head of publicity is joining Apple to lead communications for the video content unit, and she will report directly to Tom Neumayr. Lee is the second employee to join Apple from WGN America. Former president and general manager of WGN America Matt Cherniss joined Apple earlier in August to help oversee the development of the video unit.



Apple is picking up a lot of talent in the video and television area as it experiments with original content as a way to promote its Apple Music service. The company has launched two shows so far, including Planet of the Apps, a series about app developers pitching ideas to investors, and Carpool Karaoke, a music-based show developed from the Carpool Karaoke segment on The Late Late Show with James Corden.



While Apple’s first two shows have been reality shows, the company is said to have bigger content ambitions, with rumors suggesting Apple is pursing deals with A-list talent to create a roster of shows on par with Netflix and Amazon.



Recent rumors suggest Apple is bidding on a “high-profile drama” starring Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon and aiming to get the film distribution rights for the James Bond film franchise.


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‘It’s outrageous': 15 states challenge Trump’s Daca decision in court

Dreamers gather in Seattle and New York as attorneys general announce lawsuit over administration’s move to end program

Chanting “Education, not deportation” and holding signs that said “Here to stay”, dozens of Dreamers surrounded the attorneys general of New York and Washington on Wednesday, at separate announcements of a lawsuit against the Trump administration that was joined by 15 states and Washington DC.

Related: Paul Ryan says ‘Dreamers’ should ‘rest easy’ over expiring Daca policy

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