It was a surprise to nobody, but somehow we all feel better because Rachel Dolezal has admitted: She’s white.
On Monday, the former president of the NAACP Spokane, Wash. chapter (how did that happen, in the first place?) was on TV’s “The Real” talking with the diverse panel of hosts Tamar Braxton, Loni Love, Tamera Mowry-Housley, Adrienne Baillon and Jeannie Mai about “identifying as black” when Mai called her out and said, “You’re not black.”
“I acknowledge that I was biologically born white to white parents, but I identify as black,” Dolezal said, adding that she has seen herself as “being black” since she was “really young.” When she said she was “born white,” the studio audience applauded, TMZ and People reported.
Dolezal came to fame in June when her parents outed her as a white woman passing as black in a statement that followed their daughter’s reports to police that she had been the victim of hate crimes.
Dolezal, whom Rihanna called “a bit of a hero, because she kind of flipped on society a little bit,” also had some new news on her spot on “The Real,” telling the hosts she’s pregnant (and promptly ignoring Love’s funny crack, “So I guess the baby’s black”).
BIEBER EGG CASE CLOSED
Justin Bieber is off probation.
On Monday, a Los Angeles judge agreed to remove the 21-year-old pop star from formal probation after his attorney presented proof in court that the singer completed 40 hours of community service, the final term of his sentence in a misdemeanor case stemming from a 2014 egg-throwing incident.
Bieber was ordered to do the work after a vandalism suit filed by his former neighbors Jeff and Suzanne Schwartz, whose home he damaged with pelted eggs.
A program manager at a homeless shelter where Bieber completed many of his service hours praised Bieber for being willing to get “his hands dirty” with maintenance and janitorial work.
Bieber did not attend Monday’s hearing, the Associated Press reported.
Winner of 2015’s best celebrity Halloween costume clearly is Heidi Klum, for her epic Jessica Rabbit getup. … Nettie Hammar and Amos Tharpe, a couple from Nashville, Tenn., were married last week in San Francisco by Leigh Crow (the only known female William Shatner impersonator) following a performance of “Star Trek Live!,” a drag parody of the iconic TV show at the Oasis; the show returns to the club for an encore run on Jan. 6.
Reality star Kendall Jenner is 20. … S.F. 49er Colin Kaepernick is 28, … Actor Dolph Lundgren is 58. … Singer Adam Ant is 61. … Comedian Dennis Miller is 62. ,,, Actress-comedian Roseanne Barr is 63. ,,, Singer Lulu is 67.
— Wire report
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