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Marsai Martin Sets Guinness World Record As Hollywood’s Youngest Executive Producer
  Pretty Ricky's
Spectacular Smith
Arrested At Disney World
After Alleged Altercation
Pretty Ricky's Spec- tacular Smith (who created a successful social media company - his net worth is $68 million) was arrested at Disney World after an al- leged altercation with a theme park employee.
The Orange County Sher- iff’s Office confirmed the Nov. 29 arrest, listing the of- fense as a misdemeanor bat- tery charge.
According to the report, Smith "intentionally touched or struck" a worker at Disney World's Animal Kingdom theme park after a verbal altercation over Smith being removed from a line due to jokes about COVID-19.
"Smith walked past (the worker), simulated sneezing, while saying the word, 'Coro- navirus' as he and a compan- ion walked towards the ride," the arresting officer's report reads. "(The worker) told Smith what he said was not funny. (The worker) said Smith replied, 'I thought it was.' "
The worker reportedly asked Smith to leave the line multiple times, and he re- fused.
At one point, Smith al- legedly "turned and punched
(the worker) on his right side jaw and right temple area," which the worker said caused him to stumble and fall on the ground.
"He was in shock and thought he might've lost con- sciousness," the report states.
In a post to his Instagram Stories, Smith appeared to comment on the arrest with- out being specific.
"The media will put out a one sided story even without facts, because they enjoy de- monizing our culture and bring us down. It's sad," he wrote. "There's 2 sides to every story and since this story is bigger than me and the color of my skin, I'll wait till my attorney gives the green light. Thanks for your support. Love... Ps: Y'all know my character."
    Marsai Martin, 16, has already made a name for her- self as an award-winning actor in Hollywood. Now she can add Guinness World Record holder to her list of ac- complishments.
The “Black-ish” actor is featured in the 2021 edition of the Guinness World Records, the company announced Monday. Martin became the youngest Hollywood execu- tive producer at age 14 – 14 years and 241 days, to be exact – when her movie “Lit- tle” was released in 2019.
Martin executive-pro- duced and starred in the com- edy, which centers on an intimidating tech mogul, Jor-
dan (Regina Hall), who
gets trapped inside the body of her 13-year-old self (Mar- tin).
The movie is based on Martin’s own idea, inspired by the 1988 comedy “Big” starring Tom Hanks, she told Essence last year. She said she first workshopped the concept with her parents, Joshua Martin and Carol Martin, who serve as co- founder and vice president of her production company, Ge- nius Productions, respec- tively.
Last year, Martin and Ge- nius Productions signed a first-look production deal with Universal.
Martin tweeted on Mon- day that being recognized in the Guinness World Records was an “amazing honor.”
Rihanna And A$AP Rocky Are Reportedly Dating
Rihanna and A$AP Rocky’s relationship is heat- ing up.
After romance rumors sur- faced earlier this year, PEO- PLE confirms that the singer and rapper, both 32, are offi- cially a couple.
The pair was spotted hav- ing dinner with a group of friends at the Beatrice Inn in New York last week.
In January, there were re- ports that the two were seeing each other following Ri- hanna’s split from her boyfriend of three years, Saudi businessman Hassan Jameel.
“They’re really enjoying each other’s company and tak- ing things easy as it’s still early days,” a source said.
  Sasha Obama TikTok
 Dance Video Deleted
After Going Viral
A TikTok dance video of former President Barack Obama’s younger daughter, Sasha, has gone viral across social media platforms.
The 15-second video, set to artist Popp Hunna’s 2020 track “Adderall (Corvette Corvette),” shows Sasha in front of about seven people, all unmasked and inside what appears to be a kitchen. The group performs a relatively re- hearsed-looking dance in the video, which begins with Sasha and her pals singing the word “b–ch.”
The TikTok video was posted by one of the dancers in the clip, not Sasha, and the original post has since been taken down.
“Sasha Obama doing the
lord’s work teaching white kids rhythm,” one viral tweet says of the clip.
“Sasha Obama about to make this girl’s TikTok viral,” another viewer reacted.
The 19-year-old former first daughter is an under- graduate student at the Uni- versity of Michigan, where she started last fall.

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