Billboard Music Awards - Season 2018

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Janet Jackson Filmed a New Video in Brooklyn!?!

Only Janet Jackson could slip into Williamsburg unannounced and shoot a music video in dead silence. The icon was spotted with four dancers in the Brooklyn neighborhood on Monday. As TMZ notes, while it was unclear whether this was practice or an actual shoot, the presence of a cameraman points to this being as real as it gets—which is great, because that means her first album in three years is moving along.

Check out footage and photos below.

A Suspect Has Been Arrested in the Oakland BART Stabbing.

Suspect John Lee Cowell was and arrested in the MacArthur BART stabbing that left 18-year-old Nia Wilson dead and her sister injured. He was spotted at the Pleasant Hill BART station less than 24 hours after the incident.

“BART Police Chief Carlos Rojas held a media availability at Rockridge Station,” ABC reports. “He says the arrest was uneventful and that the suspect was taken into custody without incident.”

The department is also reportedly investigating claims that Cowell is a white supremacist, but “haven’t connected him with any type of radical group or white supremacist group.”

A Judge Is Slated to Rule on a Bid for a Charlottesville Anniversary Rally.

Why anyone would want to hold a Charlottesville anniversary rally is beyond us—especially when it left one dead and multiple others injured—but alas, here we are.

According to The New York Daily News, U.S. District Judge Norman Moon scheduled a hearing Tuesday to go over Jason Kessler’s request for a preliminary injunction. If approved, the the city could grant him a permit to have another rally next month, regardless of the fact that it could end violently.

“Kessler sued in March, claiming the city’s refusal to grant him a permit blocks his free speech rights under the First Amendment,” the Daily News reports. “City attorneys don’t believe Kessler is capable of cooperating with police to stage peaceful event.”

Made in America Will Reportedly Stay in Philly.

In fact, it will stay on Ben Franklin Parkway after all. As Philly.com reports, the decision came after a meeting between Mayor Kenney and an executive of Jay-Z’s entertainment company, Roc Nation.

“Kenney, who cited neighborhood complaints and other issues as the reason for a change, attributed the flap to miscommunication,” Philly.com writes. “Although the mayor’s office had told Jay-Z’s partners about plans to relocate the event within the city, he said, that message never made it to the boss.”

A New Kamala Harris Book Is on the Way.

Be on the lookout for The Truths We Hold: An American Journey, which has a publishing date of January 8, 2019. According to Penguin, the forthcoming memoir will be “a master class in problem solving, in crisis management, and leadership in challenging times.”

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