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Amy Aniobi Developing Vanessa Walters’ Upcoming Novel “The Nigerwife” as HBO Series

HBO mainstay Amy Aniobi has yet another project in the works at the cabler. The “Insecure” writer-producer-director, “Two Dope Queens” showrunner, and recent “Rap Sh!t” director has acquired the rights to “The Nigerwife,” the upcoming novel from Vanessa Walters, with plans to develop it as a series at HBO. Deadline broke the news.

The adaptation hails from Aniobi’s overall deal with HBO/HBO Max, and she is executive producing with Walters. Aanch Khaneja, Head of Film & TV at Aniobi’s SuperSpecial production company, will co-exec produce.

Set for publication next June, “The Nigerwife” “tells the story of Nicole Oruwari, who has the perfect life: a handsome husband, a palatial house in the heart of glittering Lagos, Nigeria, and a glamorous, highly-exclusive group of friends,” Deadline synopsizes. “A UK ex-pat with two young children, Nicole left everything behind to become a ‘Nigerwife’ – the foreign bride of a Nigerian man – trading gloomy London, along with her overreaching family, for sunny, moneyed Lagos.”

The source continues, “But when Nicole disappears without a trace from a boat in the affluent Ikoyi harbor, the cracks in her so-called perfect life start to show. When Nicole projects an image of effortless wealth and happiness, a very different picture soon begins to emerge – one of depression, isolation, and even violence. Who was the real Nicole? And where did she go?”

Walters has previously written YA novels “Rude Girls” and “Best Things in Life”; poetry, fiction, and non-fiction collection “Smoke Othello”; and plays including “Michael X” and “Caribbean Kitchen.” She is also a creative writing tutor and literary activist.

Aniobi most recently helmed the “Rap Sh!t” episode “Something for the Gram.” She is developing two features under her overall deal, and sold HBO “Enjoy Your Meal,” a pitch inspired by the racist controversies in the food media world that made headlines during summer 2020. “Silicon Valley” and web series “Lisa and Amy Are Black,” “The Slutty Years,” and “The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl” are among her other credits.

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Oscar Mayer Introduces Hot Dog Popsicles

If you enjoy a hot dog, you can have it as a popsicle, thanks to Oscar Mayer, CNN reports.

The company announced it will introduce the “Cold Dog,” a frozen popsicle that tastes like its hot dog with “both refreshing and smokey, umami notes” and a mustard swirl.

The popsicle comes after lovers of the food brand asked for a poll, and followers of the Instagram account stated this was a “genius” idea.

After the overwhelming fan excitement for our beloved Cold Dog, it was a no-brainer to make this hot dog-inspired frozen pop a reality,” said Anne Field, an Oscar Mayer spokesperson, said in a press release.

The frozen weiner isn’t available nationwide just yet. Right now, you can find it in Long Beach, New York City, New Orleans, and Alpharetta, GA at Popbar locations for just $2.

Oscar Mayer is known for making shocking food items. A bologna face mask was also introduced by the company owned by Kraft earlier this year that sold out on Amazon.

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Charlie Sheen Settles Lawsuit With Ex-Girlfriend Who Claims He Exposed Her To HIV & Agrees To Pay $120K

Charlie Sheen settled a 2017 lawsuit that accused the actor of exposing an ex-girlfriend to HIV. As a result, he has agreed to pay $120,000.

According to TMZ, the 56-year-old agreed to pay a woman listed as “Russian émigré” in court documents $120,000 over 12 months in $10,000 increments.

The woman states she met Sheen in September 2015 and had unprotected sex with him for the first time in October of that same year. Subsequently, the “Two and a Half Men” actor shared his HIV status after their first unprotected encounter.

When asked why he didn’t tell her about his status, Sheen responded that it was “none of her f***king business,” the court filing stated.

The unknown woman also claims that the father of five gave her “medication aimed to prevent her from contracting HIV,” Huffington Post reports.

The filing also states that Sheen told her that the antiviral drugs were unnecessary and “convenient rumors of the medical community.”

On His HIV Status

Sheen shared his HIV status in 2015 while Matt Lauer interviewed him on the “Today” show. Shortly after, his ex-fiancé Scottine Ross sued him for assault and battery, stating he failed to tell her about his HIV status.

Speaking with Piers Morgan in 2016, Sheen said he hadn’t told 25 of his sex partners of his status because it was used against him.

The only times I didn’t tell them was because the last 25 times they used it against me and used my medical condition for their own folly and financial gain,” Sheen told Morgan. “Here’s the great news. No one has been infected by me. No one.

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Minnesota Timberwolves’ Taurean Prince Arrested On Fugitive Warrant For Drug & Gun Charges

Got ’em! Minnesota Timberwolves forward Tauren Prince was arrested in Miami this week for a fugitive warrant stemming from a traffic stop back in May.

According to authorities, Prince was stopped in Dallas due to an expired registration and police reportedly found two handguns, a THC vape pen and a container of marijuana inside the vehicle. Prince was charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, possession of marijuana and possession of a controlled substance.

After nearly three months, police issued a warrant for the NBA star’s arrest after test results found that the vape pen contained 1/100th of an ounce of THC. Taurean Prince was taken into custody at Miami International Airport on Thursday night.

Prince’s attorney Kent Schaffer released a statement to PEOPLE saying:

Apparently in the last week and a half they issued a warrant for his arrest because they recovered 1/100th of an ounce of THC, which is probably the smallest amount you can have.”

The only reason we knew was because he was going out of the country for vacation. He was in the airport and his name came up showing that there was a warrant and they took him into custody.”

After Tauren’s arrest, Schaffer stated that the baller was the legal owner of the firearms found by authorities, and said the situation is “unnecessary and embarrassing,”

It should not have been handled in the manner that  it was, its totally unnecessary and embarrassing, but we predict that this case is going to be dismissed in due course.”




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