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A man from Texas has been arrested on charges he traveled to Orlando, Florida, to have sex a girl whom he thought was nine-years-old. 

Mark Andrew Nichols, 64, traveled more than 1,000 miles from his home in Austin, Texas to make contact with the girl, but when he arrived police were already waiting for him and he was arrested on Saturday. 

Undercover sex crime detectives created a fake advert on a website to which Nichols responded.

An internet crimes detective then posed as a father and mother as well at the youngster online according to WFTV.

The ad referenced meeting 'experienced parents to learn new things from raising little ones,' according to the arrest report.  The ad was deliberately vague to encourage potential predators to take the bait.

Nichols allegedly sent a number of emails and texts to the detective who was posing as the girl and her parents. 

Orlando police say Nichols, who is married and has two young children of his own, then went on to explicitly describe sex acts that he planned to perform with the child. 



The fake dad explained to Nichols that he and his wife were trying to get their nine-year-old daughter into modeling and asked him what types of 'interests' he had about the girl.

'When you say interests, are you asking generally? Or sexually?' Nichols responded to the father.

Nichols said that he was 'fascinated' with incest and it was an 'extreme turn on' for him. 

Nichols told the detective that he wanted to have sex with the nine-year-old but wanted to make sure the girl's parents were 'comfortable' with it first. 

He told the detective posing as the father that he would love to 'watch' or participate.

Nichols added, 'I am extremely respectful about all of this,' and said he was planning a trip to the Orlando area soon and would like to meet the family, according to the report.



The detective, posing as the father then  asked what Nichols would like to do with the girl.

According to the arrest report, Nichols responded: 'I would like to visit you all. I am interested in having sex with the child and the child's mother. I am bi so I am open to some bi play with you if you are interested. If you are not, that is fine. I would maybe like to watch you have sex with the child. Be there. Touch and re-assure her. Then have sex with her myself. Would the child want to watch me with mom?' He further texted, 'I want to be respectful and just provide you all with a fun, safe experience.' 

After further graphic text messages between the fake parents and Nichols, the detective posing as the mom asked if if he had a daughter or had ever done any of the things he described to his own children. 



Nichols said he 'enjoyed bath time' with his own daughter, but 'back then, I would just never do anything,' according to the report.

Police said in an arrest affidavit that their investigation of Nichols began when he responded to the online ad.

Nichols finally set up a meeting with the girl's parents in Orlando. 

At the time of his arrest, Nichols was found to have had Sour Patch Kids candy, a bag of Skittles and a bottle of lubricant. 

Nichols has been charged in Florida with attempted sexual battery of a child younger than 12, attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation of a minor via computer, obscene communication and unlawful use of a two-way communication device.

He is currently in jail with bail set at $1,500.

On October 16th, Bunny Wailer is slated to receive the Order of Merit at Kings House in Kingston for his influence in pioneering reggae music.


This is Bunny Wailer’s third National Honor by the Jamaican government, however, this is more significant since it is the third highest honor granted in Jamaica by the state. In an interview with the Observer, Wailer expressed his gratitude. “I did not expect it, but knew it was something that ones spoke to me about being due based of the vastness of my contribution and my focus on preserving the legacy of The Wailers, not only to the music but to the Rastafari culture and community,” he said. “It is growing on me as my greatest recognition. It’s like getting that final PhD.”


Peter Tosh, Bob Marley along with Wailer formed The Wailers in 1963, but it wasn’t until 1972 that the group got their big break and landed a contract with Island Records. Some of The Wailers top songs includes “Natty Dread,” “I shot the Sheriff,” and “Get Up Stand Up.” Bunny Wailer left the group in 1974 and went on to acquire the surname Wailer.


The reggae legen went on to win Grammy awards for his 1996 for the album Time Will Tell: A Tribute to Bob Marley,’ 1995 ‘Crucial! Roots Classics’ and 1997 ‘Hall of Fame: A Tribute to Bob Marley ‘s 50th Anniversary (RAS).’ Some of Bunny Wailer’s most popular singles includes ‘Jammins’, ‘Collyman’, ‘Dancing Shoes’ and ‘Bald Head Jesus’.


As one of the founding member of the Wailer and only Survivor of the group Bunny has contributed a lot to Jamaica music. The group began in a time when political warfare’s was on the rampage and their songs spoke a lot about equal rights and justice which had a huge impact socially in Jamaica back then. Their message of peace and love in their music would help them to become global icons in music.

The American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) set to honour Richie Stephens on October 16th, in London, England.


ASCAP is the only American based association that protects the copyrights of songwriters, composers and music publishers by monitoring public performance of their music, whether it be live performance or via broadcast, and appropriately compensate them.


Richie Stephens is a successful Jamaican singer/ producer for over two decades; he was born and raised in Westmoreland. Stephens recorded his very first song in 1984 but did not hit stardom until the 1990’s . The reggae crooner was not only a Grammy Award winner but was also awarded the Jamaican Governor-General’s Achievement Award for contributing to civic, social and recreational projects in and around his birth parish.


Stephens will be given an American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) award for his contribution to Rihanna’s chart-topping single ‘Work’. ‘Work’, captured the song of the year and also sold the most digital copies for 2016. Stephens contributed the Sail Away ‘riddim’ on the Pot of Gold label to the hit, and was credited on the song as a co-writer.


In April, Stephens was awarded his first American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP) Pop Music Awards in Hollywood. “I am so blessed to be honored in the United Stated and now to be recognized in England. It is a major accomplishment at this time in my career. I share this award with my fans globally and three members of the Ska Nation Band who will accompany me on the red carpet in London,” said Stephens


Some of Stephens most popular songs includes “Winner,” “Color of Love,” “Live your Life,” and “Reggae Evolution.”

It was said that Ryan Seacrest skipped a "Good Morning America" appearance with "American Idol" co-stars over scheduling. However, a new report suggested that the radio personality made the decision at the very last minute since his "Live" co-host Kelly Ripa threw a tantrum over it, forcing him to cancel his appearance. 


"Ryan was scheduled to be on Wednesday's show well in advance. He's been on the show rundown for a week," a source revealed to Page Six. "Then yesterday, or maybe even as late as last night, Kelly threw a s**t fit and told him he couldn't do 'GMA', so he pulled his appearance." 


"It's very clear that Ryan wants to stay on her good side. She's an executive producer on the show, so she has a lot of pull. It's fair to say she has a lot of influence over him. He joined her show. It sounds like she still feels threatened," the source said. 


The source added that there's still "bad blood" between Kelly and "GMA" host Michael Strahan, who previously served as Kelly's co-host on "Live" before abruptly exiting to join "GMA". "[Kelly] doesn't want history to repeat itself and Ryan to be lured to 'GMA' too," the source explained. Back in 2016, Kelly sat out "Live" for four weekdays as she felt that she was blindsided by the sudden departure. 


Regarding the alleged backstage drama, ABC folks reportedly didn't bat an eye over Kelly's tantrum. According the source, "Kelly isn't going to be reprimanded for this, as diva-like as it is, because it's not worth upsetting her for a three-minute hit with Ryan on 'GMA'. They had the three judges, and the big star Katy Perry, anyway." 


Kelly denied the rumors with a rep for her insisting that "the story is absolutely not true." However, the rep declined to give a further comment on it. 


Previously, Ryan's rep released a statement saying that he cancelled his appearance due to scheduling issue on "Live". "Ryan had wanted to appear on 'GMA' with the new 'Idol' judges … but with the constant shifting of various schedules, we determined yesterday, along with 'GMA', as well as ABC/Freemantle producers and publicity teams, that his schedule was too tight given his morning commitments with 'Live' and his radio show, along with 'Idol' production commitments … To suggest any other reason for him not participating is completely false or a misunderstanding of the facts," the statement read. 


You may not see kids among "America's Got Talent" contestants in next year's season. The show's judge as well as executive producer Simon Cowell reportedly is considering to ban kids from the NBC show. 


Naughty Gossip reveals that Simon is worried that "America's Got Talent" is turning into a kiddie's talent show, and the fact that this year's winner is 12-year-old singing ventriloquist Darci Lynne is not helping either. "This year the two finalists were children. Last year's winner [Grace VanderWaal] was a kid too. The fear is that next year no one older than 15 will even bother auditioning," the source says. 


"The most talented adult in America doesn't stand a chance against a child with a homemade puppet. Now Simon is stepping in to fix the problem," the source continues. "It doesn't take anything away from the folks that have already won, but next season is going to be very different with new rules." 


It remains to be seen how exactly the new season will be different. Previously, Simon said that what he loved about "America's Got Talent" is that there were no age limit. "There are no rules. I applaud the fact that you have paid your dues. You have such a great heart, such a great talent, this has been amazing yet again," said the British producer while gushing over season 12 contestant, a subway singer Mike Yung. 


Season 12 of the show announced Darci as the winner . 10-singer-old singer Angelica Hale came out as the runner-up while Ukrainian dance troupe Light Balance took the third place. "I felt so loved during my 'AGT' journey by all the contestants, and all the staff, my friends and family, and everyone…and it just all came out!" Darci said after bringing home $1 million dollar. "They made me feel so good that they made me come on the stage. I was overcome with joy, and I was kind of shocked and delirious at that time, so I can't remember anything." 


Shortly after an excerpt of Kim Cattrall's sit-down with Piers Morgan was revealed, more details of the interview arrived on the web. She fired back at her "Sex and the City" co-stars after she was painted as a villain following the cancellation of the third movie. 


The Samantha Jones depicter gave her side of the story after she was rumored to make outrageous demands when asked to return for the "Sex and the City 3". She called her relationship with Sarah Jessica Parker, Kristin Davis and Cynthia Nixon "toxic." 


"I've moved on, this is what my sixties are about, they're about me making decisions for me not my career, for me. And that feels frickin fantastic," Cattrall said as quoted by The Daily Mail. "But everything comes to an end and in closing one door another door opens and that door has been waiting for a long time." 


"Another thing that's really disappointing is that nobody ever picks up the phone and tries to contact you and say, 'how you doing?' That would have been the way to handle it," she opened up. "And usually what happens in a healthy relationship is that someone, or a transaction for a job in my business, is that someone says, 'are you available?' and you say 'yes' and here's the job and you say 'yes but thank you very much but I'm sort of over here right now but thank you very much' and that person turns to you and they say 'that's great, good luck to you, I wish you the best.' That's not what happened here, this is, it feels like a toxic relationship." 


"They all have children and I am ten years older and since specifically the series ended I have been spending most of my time outside of New York so I don't see them," the 61-year-old actress continued. "The common ground that we had was the series and the series is over." 


During the interview, she specifically called out Parker. "I really think she could have been nicer," she said. "I don't know what her issue is, I never have." She added, "I never asked for any money, I never asked for any projects, to be thought of as some kind of diva is absolutely ridiculous." 


She said that they should just make the movie without her. "I played it past the finish line and then some and I loved it and another actress should play it," she explained. "Or bring in another character. It can be another character." She added, "This is what I really believe that this franchise needs another point of view and this could be it." 


Tom Petty died on Monday, October 2, hours after it was reported that he was taken off life support at the hospital. The sad news was confirmed by Tony Dimitriades, longtime manager of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, on behalf of the family. He was 66. 


"On behalf of the Tom Petty family, we are devastated to announce the untimely death of of our father, husband, brother, leader and friend Tom Petty. He suffered cardiac arrest at his home in Malibu in the early hours of this morning and was taken to UCLA Medical Center but could not be revived. He died peacefully at 8:40 p.m. PT surrounded by family, his bandmates and friends," Tony said in a statement. 


Tom's friend and The Traveling Wilburys bandmate Bob Dylan was mourning Tom's death. "It's shocking, crushing news," he told Rolling Stone in a statement. "I thought the world of Tom. He was a great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I'll never forget him." 


Tom was found unconscious and not breathing in his Malibu home on Sunday, TMZ reported earlier today. He was rushed to the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, but by the time he got there he had no brain activity. He was put on life support. 


On Monday morning, a decision was made to pull life support. The site reported that the rock star was not expected to live through the day, but he was still clinging to life. 


Tom, who was also a member and co-founder of the late 1980s supergroup The Traveling Wilburys, and his early band Mudcrutch, became famous in 1978 with the success of Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers' "Breakdown". 


The band just wrapped a summer tour last Monday with three nights at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. The tour, which he said last year would likely be his "last big one," was launched in support of the group's debut LP's 40th anniversary. 


More than 50 people have been killed and hundreds injured in a mass shooting at a Las Vegas concert.

A gunman, named as 64-year-old Nevada resident Stephen Paddock, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Hotel towards an open-air music festival attended by 22,000.

Police say he killed himself as officers stormed the room where 10 guns were found.

The attack is the worst mass shooting in recent US history.

US President Donald Trump tweeted his "warmest condolences and sympathies" to the victims and their families, and called the shooting "terrible".

Sheriff Joe Lombardo described the shooting as a "lone wolf" attack and there was no information about Paddock's motives.

"We have no idea what his belief system was," he said.

So-called Islamic State later claimed to be behind the attack, saying that Paddock had converted to Islam some months ago.

But the group provided no evidence for this and has made unsubstantiated claims in the past.


Former Rep. Anthony Weiner was sentenced Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting with a minor.


In May, Weiner, 53, pleaded guilty to one charge of transferring obscene material to a minor in federal court in Manhattan. The charges stem from communications that the former congressman had with a 15-year-old girl on social media sites between January and March 2016. Weiner is the estranged husband of Huma Abedin, Hillary Clinton's former adviser.

The charge carries a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison. Prosecutors recommended a sentence of 21 to 27 months in jail, arguing Weiner's pattern of behavior "suggests a dangerous level of denial and lack of self-control warranting a meaningful incarceratory sentence." Defense attorneys asked that Weiner receive probation.

The 15-year-old girl initially contacted Weiner through a direct message on Twitter in January 2016. Weiner and the girl continued to communicate on social media sites, including Facebook Messenger, Skype, Kik, Confide and Snapchat. The last three messaging applications delete images and messages after users view them.

Weiner asked the teen to "engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him," prosecutors said in a sentencing memorandum. Weiner was fully aware of the girl's age when they were communicating, prosecutors said.

Weiner's attorneys said his crimes were a "product of sickness" and maintained he wasn't a sexual predator.

"He responded as a weak man, at the bottom of a self-destructive spiral, and with an addict's self-serving delusion that the communications were all just Internet fantasy," the defense wrote.

"I knew this was as morally wrong, as it was unlawful," Weiner said in his guilty plea in court. "This fall, I came to grips for the first time with the depths of my sickness. I had hit bottom."


A woman has married herself after failing to find the man of her dreams before turning 40.

Yasmin Eleby, from Houston, Texas, tied the knot in a purple gown earlier this month, surrounded by her closest friends and family.

As one cannot legally marry one's self in America, the ceremony was spiritual rather than legal, conducted by three ministers, one of whom is Ms Eleby's sister.



According to Black Art in America, the bridal party included ten bridesmaids as well as the bride's mother, who walked her down the aisle. 

In an emotional Facebook post afterwards, Ms Eleby said that she 'couldn't imagine the ceremony being any more poignant and meaningful.'

She added: 'I was overwhelmed with the outpouring of love and support that was shown to me during my celebration of love and life.' 

In turn, her friends have been nothing but supportive. 

One replied: 'Congrats on loving yourself enough to wait. It took some of us to get to 40 to recognize we didn't need a man to be complete regardless of what was instilled in us.' 



And another called it 'a well-deserved celebration of life.'

Ms Eleby first announced that she would be marrying herself in May 2013. 

She wrote on Facebook: 'Did you guys really think I would get married without letting anybody know????? I want all y’all to dance at my wedding so I wouldn’t do it without you! So be ready by 2015!!!!!! [sic]'

Ms Eleby loves to travel and her plans to visit Cambodia, Laos, and Dubai this year will serve as an extended honeymoon.



But while Ms Eleby's actions are unusual, she is not the first person to marry herself.

In July last year, a former radio host from Australia, Sammy Power, celebrated her 50th birthday by tying the knot with a life-sized cardboard cutout of herself.

She said that the ceremony commemorated a year of important life changes; quitting smoking and drinking and losing 25kgs.

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