Judge reportedly drops Kim K. from Blac Chyna lawsuit, Ashanti “grateful” for finally getting J.Lo songs credit and more


— In the latest on the Blac ChynaKardashian-Jenner court saga, a Los Angeles judge reportedly found Kim Kardashian not liable in defaming Blac Chyna. 

According to documents obtained by Page Six, the court found that the reality star made “no statement” that was “alleged to be defamatory” against Chyna, and so she was dropped from Chyna’s suit.

The ruling comes just a day after Chyna’s request to re-take the stand was reportedly denied. The 33-year-old model says she submitted the appeal — part of her highly publicized defamation lawsuit against the Kardashians — because she felt triggered after the Kardashian’s lawyer presented old nude photos of her.

As of Friday, each side moved to closing arguments. 

— In a recent interview with Metro UK, Grammy winner Ashanti opened up about not receiving credit for some of J.Lo‘s hottest songs. 

The singer/songwriter is responsible for writing many of Lopez’s hit songs during the early 2000’s, including chart-topping singles “Ain’t It Funny” and “I’m Real,” but Ashanti’s only now getting recognition for her musical contributions. 

“It’s weird because obviously you get frustrated for not getting credit or not being properly labelled but then that turns into something you get admired for,” she told Metro UK. “It’s not that it’s frustrating… the word has been getting out there over the past couple of years and I’m grateful.” 

The “Foolish” singer is set to tour the U.K. this summer in celebration of her debut album’s 20th anniversary. 

— Amanda Seales has snagged a new comedy gig. The Insecure alum recently announced her new radio show, Smart Funny & Black, which airs Mondays on Kevin Hart‘s Laugh Out Loud Radio.

In the weekly podcast series, Seales discusses serious topics like racism, sexism and police brutality. 

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