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    George Zimmerman, the man who shot and killed unarmed black teenager Trayvon Martin in 2012 and was acquitted of second-degree murder the next year, is now threatening JAY-Z. According to celebrity gossip site The Blast, Zimmerman himself says that he is being harassed by production crews working on a 6-part documentary on the late Martin. In March, Variety reported that JAY-Z was a partner with the Weinstein Company on the project as part of a first-look deal with the production company. The documentary, titled, “Rest in Power: The Trayvon Martin Story,” will look at Martin’s life, the shooting by Zimmerman and and the 2013 acquittal. >> Read more trending news  Zimmerman claims that, two weeks ago, a production team led by Michael Gasparro, who is executive producing the doc, made visits to his parents’ and uncle’s houses in Florida. Zimmerman says the crews “harassed” his family but would not say how.  “He also would not answer whether his family agreed at any point to go on camera with the producers,” The Blast reported. Zimmerman is threatening to “beat JAY-Z” and feed him to an alligator because of the alleged harassment from production crews. “I know how to handle people who (expletive) with me, I have since February 2012,” Zimmerman told The Blast. Zimmerman claims that his ex-wife was paid to participate in the doc, and says producers would not pay his parents or family members.  JAY-Z hasn’t responded to Zimmerman’s threat, but Snoop Dogg did in an Instagram post Saturday.  “If one hair on Jay’s hair is touched that’s when the revolution will be televised. We one,” he wrote.
  • The lead singer of popular South Korean boy band SHINee died on Monday, police said, in a possible suicide.Kim Jong-hyun, better known by the stage name Jonghyun, was found unconscious at a residence hotel in Seoul and was later pronounced dead at a nearby hospital, Seoul police said.Police said Kim's sister told them that the singer sent her text messages such as 'Final farewell' and 'I've had difficulties' before his death.Police said they have not yet determined whether he killed himself.Yonhap news agency said authorities found burned coal briquettes, which produce carbon monoxide, in a frying pan in Kim's hotel room.Kim debuted in 2008 as the main singer of SHINee, and cultivated a career as both a group member and a solo singer-song writer. His last public appearance was at a solo concert titled 'Inspired' on Dec. 9-10 in Seoul, and he was scheduled to hold concerts with SHINee members in Tokyo and Osaka in February, Yonhap said.South Korea has one of the highest suicide rates among developed countries. A string of high-profile figures, including a former president and business executives, have killed themselves in recent years.
  • Tavis Smiley has defended himself from allegations he had sexual relationships with subordinates and created an abusive workplace environment, denying any wrongdoing and saying PBS made a mistake by suspending him from his talk show.He told ABC's 'Good Morning America' Monday that he's never coerced anyone into a relationship but has had consensual relationships in the workplace. He said those relationships weren't forbidden by the company he owns and he claims he never promoted or fired anyone based on their relationship with him.'I've never groped. I've never coerced, I've never exposed myself inappropriately to anyone in 30 years,' Smiley said. 'I've made mistakes — I'm human. I'm not perfect. But it doesn't rise to the level of wrongful termination.'Smiley's career took a huge hit last week when PBS said it was suspending him following an independent investigation by a law firm that uncovered 'multiple, credible allegations of conduct that is inconsistent with the values and standards of PBS.'Then fallout was swift: Walmart, a sponsor, cut ties with him and live producer Mills Entertainment pulled out of backing Smiley's upcoming theatrical show that was to focus on the last year of Martin Luther King Jr.'s life. Hay House, which distributes the Smiley Books imprint, said all Smiley projects were 'on hold' pending an internal review.Smiley said Monday that he applauds women coming forward to share their sexual assault and harassment experiences 'to lead us in a conversation about how to create healthy workspaces.'At the same time, he said 'I want to make sure we don't lose all sense of nuance and proportionality in this conversation, because if we do then people end up being guilty simply by accusation.'As to accusations he created a verbally abusive and threatening work place, Smiley admitted many of his TV and radio projects are intense at times but said 'I'm not an angry black man and this notion of a hostile environment just doesn't fit.' He added that no complaints about him have ever been raised.Smiley's suspension comes weeks after PBS cut ties with anchor and talk show host Charlie Rose, citing 'extremely disturbing and intolerable behavior' by him toward women at his PBS talk show. The actions against Smiley and Rose follow dozens of firings and suspensions of prominent men who have been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment.
  • It's off to nursery school for Princess Charlotte.Kensington Palace said Monday that Charlotte will attend the Willcocks Nursery School in London in January.The daughter of Prince William and his wife Kate turns 3 in May. She is fourth in line to the British throne, after grandfather Prince Charles, father William and older brother Prince George.School officials say they are 'delighted' with the decision and look forward to welcoming Charlotte to the nursery.William and Kate also Monday released a holiday photograph of their family, including Charlotte and her older brother, Prince George.The image was used on their Christmas card this year.
  • Hollywood star John Travolta has wooed fans during a visit to Saudi Arabia, where authorities have said that commercial cinemas will reopen next year after more than a three-decade ban on movie theaters.Travolta met with fans in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, on Friday, fielding questions from the audience about his career and movies, which include hits like Grease, Saturday Night Fever and Pulp Fiction. On Saturday, the American movie star attended a gala dinner and press conference.Travolta was a guest of the kingdom's General Entertainment Authority, which was established by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as he pushes social reforms such as allowing musical concerts and family-friendly shows in order to boost local spending and the economy.
  • Longtime CBS sportscaster James Brown said his Twitter account was hacked after a link to a pornographic video was tweeted from his account late Sunday, The New York Daily News reported. >> Read more trending news The tweet, which contained explicit language as well as the link, remained online for 15 minutes before it was deleted, the Daily News reported. Brown, 66, who hosts CBS' “The NFL Today,” pregame show, went to Twitter and said his account had been compromised. 'Obviously my account has been hacked!!!' Brown tweeted. Brown has made no further comments, the Daily News reported.
  • Singer Nick Jonas performed twice in Florida on Saturday. He appeared as scheduled at Tampa’s Amalie Arena to sing at the annual Jingle Ball, and also made an impromptu stop several hours earlier at a Starbucks to sing and buy coffee for fans. >> Read more trending news Jonas tweeted about the appearance around 3 p.m., The Tampa Bay Times reported. The singer said he was heading to a Starbucks in the Westshore area of Tampa “for a little holiday surprise around 3:30 p.m. See you there?' Fans greeted him at the coffee shop, and Jonas told them he was buying them all coffee. “How’s that?” he posted to his Instagram Stories account. The appearance was a joint promotion for Starbucks' #GiveGood campaign and drinkware company Ember Technologies, the Times reported. While at the Starbucks, Jonas picked up an acoustic guitar to play a couple of songs, including “Home,” and handed out some gift cards, the Times reported.
  • Keely Smith, a pop and jazz singer known for her solo recordings of jazz standards as well as her musical partnership with Louis Prima, has died of apparent heart failure in Palm Springs. She was 89.According to a news release from her publicist Bob Merlis, Smith was under a physician's care when she died Saturday.Smith was born Dorothy Jacqueline Keely in Norfolk, Virginia on March 9, 1928, and got her first paying job singing with the Earl Bennett band when she was just 15. She later auditioned to sing with Louis Prima's band, and began touring with them in 1948. She and Prima married in 1953, and together they won a Grammy for their hit, 'That Old Black Magic' in 1959.In 2001 — 42 years later — Smith was nominated for a Grammy for her album 'Keely Sings Sinatra.'In a news release her publicist said Smith was focused on being in control of her own career, setting up her own record label 'Keely Records' in conjunction with friend Frank Sinatra's Reprise Records. She divorced Prima in 1961 and married Jimmy Bowen in 1965. Her third marriage was to Bobby Milano in the 1970s.During her seven-decade career Smith was lauded by critics for her bold voice and ability to make the music swing, and she received several awards including a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. For the 50th Grammy Awards in 2008, she performed 'That Old Black Magic' as a duet with Kid Rock.Smith has lived in Palm Springs for about 40 years. She is survived by her two children, Toni Prima and Luanne Prima.
  • A spokesman for MSNBC on Sunday confirmed a report that a staffer at the news channel nearly two decades ago had been paid and left her job after she complained she was sexually harassed by 'Hardball' host Chris Matthews. The spokesman said the woman approached CNBC executives in 1999 to report Matthews made inappropriate comments about her in front of others. CNBC is a sister company of MSNBC. The company declined to identify the comments, other than to say they were sophomoric, inappropriate, made in poor taste and never meant as propositions. 'In 1999, this matter was thoroughly reviewed and dealt with,' the spokesman wrote to The Associated Press. 'At that time, Matthews received a formal reprimand.' The person representing MSNBC spoke to The Associated Press on condition that his name will not be used due to the sensitive nature of the matter. MSNBC said the payment was 'separation-related compensation,' which means the payment was tied to the woman leaving her job. The company would not release the payment amount, citing confidentiality. The company also declined to elaborate on the reprimand. Attempts to reach Matthews on Sunday were unsuccessful. The Daily Caller first reported the allegations on Saturday.
  • The Force was with theater box offices this weekend, as “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” had the second-biggest opening weekend in North America’s history, CNN reported. >> Read more trending news The eighth installment of the “Star Wars” saga pulled in an estimated $220 million, according to Disney, which released the film. That is second only to the previous “Star Wars” movie, “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” which raked in $248 million in December 2015, CNN reported. The film has made $450 million worldwide since opening overseas Wednesday. It will premiere in China, the world’s second-biggest film market, on Jan. 5, CNN reported. Critics apparently like the film, too. The film scored 93 percent on the review site Rotten Tomatoes. The film, which opened in more than 4,200 theaters, starred Daisy Ridley as Rey, Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker and Carrie Fisher as Leia Organa. Fisher filmed her scenes before she died last December.