The Quick Read: Gabrielle Union Wants You To Leave Her Out Of This Tristan Thompson Mess

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Sydney Scott Apr, 13, 2018

Here’s all the news you need to know:

Gabrielle Union would like it if you left her out of this whole Tristan Thompson and Khloe Kardashian mess. The actress stepped into The Shade Room to clear her good name after fans spotted her in the same photo as one of Thompson’s flings. The woman was exiting the same hotel Union was headed into. The actress commented, “Don’t know her. Didn’t see her. I was enjoying my night with my mama and aunt. We ain’t involved in all this.” (The Shade Room)

On Thursday, Nicki Minaj released two new singles, “Barbie Tingz” and “Chun-Li.” The rapper also sent the internet into a frenzy with her Beats 1 interview, where she spoke to Zane Lowe about Cardi B, Meek Mill’s legal case, and the beef between Meek and Drake. The rapper also revealed that she’s looking for new artists to sign to her label. (Pitchfork)

Mariah Carey is reportedly writing a memoir. A source reveals that the singer has been reflecting on her life and since disclosing her battle with bipolar disorder has felt freer. No further details on the planned memoir have been released. (Page Six)

A girl scout troop made up of homeless members has set a goal to sell 6,000 boxes of cookies. Troop 6,000 is New York City’s first homeless shelter based troop founded through a partnership between New York City’s Department of Homeless Services and the Girl Scouts of Greater New York. Meredith Maskara, of the Girl Scouts of Greater New York says the troop has had a big impact on the girls, who all say they have found a “sisterhood” through the organization. (MadameNoire)

A Jerry Springer producer has been arrested for murder. Jill Blackstone a former producer for Jerry Springer and Sally Jessy Raphael was arrested recently after it was revealed that her sister’s suicide may have been facilitated by Jill. Authorities believe Jill may have been frustrated by financial hardship and her sister’s need for long-term care. (TMZ)

A new Ocean’s 8 trailer has arrived and gives fans a closer look at the group’s planned heist of New York’s famed Met Ball. The film stars Rihanna, Mindy Kaling, Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett, and more. (YouTube)

You can now watch the full trailer for Ryan Murphy’s Pose. The history-making series features a cast of transgender actors and examines the New York downtown ballroom scene of the 80s. (YouTube)

Former FBI director James Comey says “it’s possible” that Donald Trump was “with prostitutes peeing on each other.” Comey told ABC News, “I honestly never thought these words would come out of my mouth, but I don’t know whether the current President of the United States was with prostitutes peeing on each other in Moscow in 2013. It’s possible, but I don’t know.” (ABC News)

A judge has denied Bill Cosby’s request for a mistrial after Chelan Lasha, one of the five women allowed to testify during the trial to prove that Cosby committed “prior bad acts,” after she addressed Cosby following her testimony. Lasha alleges that the comedian drugged and assaulted her in Las Vegas in 1986 when she was 17. The defense asked for a mistrial after the outburst, but Judge Steven O’Neill denied the request and instructed jurors to disregard Lasha’s outburst. (HuffPost

Due to the film’s popularity, there’s a shortage of Black Panther toys. Hasbro reportedly won’t have any new toys to accompany the DVD release. Toy shelves were reportedly already going bare in early March. (New York Post