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Michelle Carter’s Obsession With Glee, Cory Monteith, Explained

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The Michelle Carter case is back in the spotlight thanks to the new HBO documentary I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth v. Michelle Carter.

The two-part film delves into how, as a 17-year-old, Michelle Carter used text messages and phone calls to encourage her then-boyfriend Conrad Roy III to commit suicide at age 18 on July 12, 2014. Carter was eventually convicted of involuntary manslaughter in 2017 and, after a failed appeal, began her prison sentence in February 2019.

Tragic and fascinating details have emerged about Carter’s actions leading up to Roy’s death, and one in particular stands out: She was obsessed with the TV show Glee, and it may partially explain why she encouraged Roy to kill himself.

The new doc details how many of Carter’s texts to Roy and her friends were taken directly from Glee scripts.

The show, in case you don’t remember, starred on- and off-screen couple Lea Michele and Cory Monteith, who died of an accidental overdose in July 2013. After Cory’s death, the show paid tribute to him and his character Finn with an episode in October 2013.

Coincidentally (or not), that was the same month that Carter started texting Roy snippets from Glee that she passed off as her own words. That included lines about how he’d be going to a better place and that she could learn to live without him.

One example, lifted from Glee: “You were my first love, and I wanted more than anything for you to be my last.”

After Roy died, Carter also sent texts to her friends that were not only pulled from Glee, but also real-life interviews with Lea about her grief over Cory’s passing. A creepy example: Lea told Ellen DeGeneres she felt like the “luckiest girl in the world” when she dated Cory and that he was “the greatest man.” When Michelle texted her friends about Roy, she said, “He was the greatest man I ever knew, and I literally lived every day feeling like the luckiest girl in the world.”

Watch Lea Michele’s tribute to the late Cory Monteith on the anniversary of his death:

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Carter also tweeted about the Lea a lot, calling the actress her “WCW forever,” and her “favorite person in the whole world and my bae forever,” the documentary explained.

But perhaps the oddest thing about this whole Glee obsession is that it “was really under-reported, actually,” I Love You, Now Die director Erin Lee Carr told USA Today. “So for me, it was the clearest example that Michelle Carter was living in a different reality.”

She went on to say, “When Lea Michele’s boyfriend died, she was able to grieve, and everybody looked up to her and said, ‘You’re doing such a good job.’ Potentially, I’m not certain, but what if Michelle Carter was like, ‘Maybe that could be me.'”

Of course, that’s just conjecture. Everyone has wildly different theories explaining why Michelle Carter did it, but, while the documentary does an excellent job of laying them all out, it’s still unknown exactly what motivated Carter to help Roy commit suicide. Considering Carter is currently in prison while her lawyers appeal her case to the U.S. Supreme Court, it’s unlikely that the world will get a definitive answer anytime soon.

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Uhuru Cuts Ruto Down to Size in New Executive Order

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President Uhuru Kenyatta on Wednesday moved to cement his authority as the leader of government by abolishing the Presidency in a new executive order that domiciles Deputy President William Ruto’s office under the Office of the President (OP).

This effectively renders DP Ruto powerless as he will be unable to hire and fire staff as the privilege will now be a preserve of Head of Public Service Joseph Kinyua.

The major political ramifications of the executive order are that the Office of the Deputy President will no longer have an independent budget, or be autonomous and will from now on take orders from (OP)

Executive Order No 1 of 2020 also places Ruto’s Chief of Staff Ken Nyaucho Osinde under the OP which means that he will now be reporting to State House Chief of Staff Nzioka Waita. Nyaucho will now work hand in hand with Waita and Kinyua.

The Executive Order also places the Nairobi Metropolitan Services Authority (NMS) under the OP giving President Uhuru Kenyatta the proximity to oversight the body created to “restore” Nairobi’s glory.

Uhuru’s latest move is eerily similar to one he made last year that gave Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i sweeping powers on the oversight of Government programmes at a time DP Ruto had perfected the art of traverssing the country under the guise that he was supervising government projects at the behest of President Kenyatta.

On Tuesday, President Kenyatta took his crackdown on DP Ruto’s allies to the National Assembly at a Parliamentary Group (PG) meeting held at State House just weeks after kicking out Ruto stalwarts from powerful senate positions.

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In the changes, National Assembly Majority Whip Benjamin Washiali and his Deputy Nominated MP Cecily Mbarire were kicked out in favour of Navakholo MP Emmanuel Wangwe and Igembe North MP Maoka Maore respectively.

During the PG, meeting President Kenyatta once more dressed down Ruto’s allies and faulted them for disrespecting him. The president also intimated that he knew that Ruto’s allies refer to him as “a drunk”.

In the eventful PG meeting, the President fell short of saying that he will not be supporting Ruto as he promised in campaign rallies in the build-up to the 2013 general elections.

I will be happy to know that the person I will be passing the baton to is part of my agenda,” Uhuru told the 212 MPs. 

The President’s remarks came after he enjoyed a night out with Opposition chief Raila Odinga after the Madaraka Day celebrations at State House during the day.

The duo arrived at the Nairobi CBD in the middle of the night and was seen inspecting the re-carpeting of roads by the NMS.

See Also>>> Uhuru Pumps Sh2 Billion to Save Ailing Tourism Sector

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An Executive Order by President Uhuru Kenyatta

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An Executive Order by President Uhuru Kenyatta has abolished the Presidency and instead put the office of the Deputy President under the office of the president.

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THE PRESIDENT
EXECUTIVE ORDER NO. 1 OF 2020
THE ORGANIZATION OF GOVERNMENT

IN EXERCISE of the powers conferred by Article 132 (3) (b) of the Constitution, as read with all other enabling Laws, I, UHURU KENYATTA, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Kenya Defence  Forces, order and direct:

(i) THAT the Government shall be organized as set out in this Order;
(ii) THAT this Order contains portfolio responsibilities and changes made in the structure of Government;
(iii) THAT this Order assigns functions and institutions among Ministries and State Departments; and
(iv) THAT this Order supersedes Executive Order No. 1 of 2018 (Revised) issued in July 2018.

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ISSUED under the HAND AND SEAL of the President of the Republic of
Kenya at State House, Nairobi this 11th day of May, 2020.

UHURU KENYATTA,
PRESIDENT.

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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Pinnto, fast-rising Kenyan musician who is destined for greatness

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I love good music and whenever I come across an artist who makes dope jams, I always feel the need to inform other people about them because as they say, sharing is caring.

Also read: Gengetone is still alive, kind of

The talented musician I want to tell you about today is none other than Bernard Oduor Nyariro, popularly known as Pinnto.

His dad was a DJ and coupled with the fact that he knew that he had a special gift, this inspired him to start writing his own songs. As he was growing up, Pinnto looked up to the likes of Jua Cali, E-Sir and Nonini.

Pinnto has been doing music professionally for the last 8 years but it’s only a few years back when people started to notice how talented he is.

Asked why it took him so long to get his name out there, the fast-rising dancehall singer explained that it takes long to penetrate the Kenyan music industry because one must have good quality and show that they are serious.

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He is a very versatile artist which means that today you will find him spitting bars today and doing a dance hall jam the next day and Gengetone the day after that. However, he says if he does a Gengetone jam he will be careful.

Pinnto dreams of working with Khaligraph Jones, Masauti, Sauti Sol, Timmy Tdat so if they are reading this, please reach out to this guy.

He recently released a new song titled Under Curfew and it has been getting a lot of love. Interestingly, he wrote the wrote the some time back and decided to release it now that we are under a nationwide curfew.

Watch his latest jam titled Under Curfew below and tell us what you think.


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