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Dwyane Wade receives honorary degree, Gunna reportedly denied bail in RICO case and more

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–Former pro baller Dwyane Wade celebrated an educational accomplishment this weekend when he received his honorary doctor of humane letters degree from Marquette University. 

Returning to his alma mater to accept the honor, Wade also served as the commencement speaker for the undergraduate class of 2022. 

In his speech, he told a personal anecdote about his failure to pass the ACT exam and fear of not attending Marquette to play basketball, only for the coach to believe in him beyond his physical abilities and continue with the offer to the school. Wade says he remembers being “terrified” but called the moment “exhilarating.” He encouraged the students to find solitude in scary moments in life.

–Unfortunately for Gunna, it doesn’t look like the rapper will be released from jail anytime soon. 

According to ABC affiliate WSB, an Atlanta judge denied bond for Gunna, born Sergio Kitchens, after prosecutor Don Geary argued that the rapper is one of the main members of the alleged Young Slime Life gang involved in the RICO case.

Expressing concern over the safety of witnesses, the judge decided not to side with Gunna’s defense attorney, Steve Sadow, who proposed a list of conditions for the rapper’s bond, including a $750,000 secured bond and house arrest with electronic monitoring, among other things. 

Gunna’s trial is set for January 9, 2023.

Oprah Winfrey recently visited the set of the upcoming movie musical The Color Purple. The legendary TV host and executive producer of the film says she “burst into happy tears” at the sight of Danielle Brooks, who’ll reprise Winfrey’s 1985 role as Sophia. “It felt like the baton was truly being passed on in one of the most special moments in my life,” she said.  

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