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Kevin Hart Has The “Best Day Ever” With The President



If you don’t follow Kevin Hart on Instagram, you definitely should! Not only is the comedian incredibly funny, he’s also inspirational.

The “Think Like A Man” actor took to IG today to document a momentous occasion in his life…spending the day with the First Family! “Wow…words can’t describe how amazing this is!!! #Blessed #WhiteHouse #HolidayPartyWithThePresident #BestDayEver,” Hart wrote, posting a picture of himself and girlfriend, Eniko Parrish in front of the White House.

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Kev also posted a picture of himself in the Green Room of the White House and the following inspirational message.

I’m a young man from Philadelphia who had a dream of becoming a successful comedian & that dream has became a reality, I thank God for all that he has done for me & my family. I am standing in the Green Room of the “White House” in complete aww. “How did I get here” is what I just asked myself & the answer that I came up with was GOD!!!! I know ur proud mom RIP Nancy Hart knowing that your son is doing some amazing things….love u

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And of course, it’s not a trip to the White House without a pic with the Pres! “Today was one of the BEST days of my life….. #History #BreathTaking #GodIsAmazing”, the “Ride Along” star posted.

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Exclusive: The Bullet Scars That Will Forever Haunt Sheryl Lee Ralph’s Son, Etienne Maurice



Sheryl Lee Ralph shared a graphic photo on Instagram earlier this week of her son, Etienne Maurice, laying in a hospital bed bandaged up from bullet wounds. The purpose of the image was to be yet another voice calling to end gun violence.

On Wednesday, students across the country walked out of class to protest against gun violence, something that hit home for Ralph four years ago. “This mother wants #gunreform now! #guncontrol now,” she wrote.

It was during a night out in West Philadelphia that Ralph’s then 22-year-old child was robbed at gunpoint and shot three times; twice in the leg and one which grazed his forehead.

So as Ralph joined Wednesday’s national conversation about gun laws, HipHollywood talked exclusively with Etienne who shared exactly what went down the night a gun could have taken his life for good.

“I was shot four years ago, November 9 … I was black out drunk. The next thing I know I remember I woke up in the hospital, doctor said I had two bullet holes in my leg and a grazed bullet hole above my eyebrow.”

Maurice, who was robbed for his iPhone and his wallet, went on to tell us that this is something that he is reminded of constantly. “Having been shot is something that I carry with me every day. I still have numbness at the bottom of my leg from the nerve damage.”

And while he will always remember how he felt knowing his life almost ended, Etienne had a hard time fathoming how his famous mother felt. “We had the conversation about it last week and she said she peed on herself,” he told us.

For Maurice, he’s proud to see young children use their voices to make change. “There’s so many angles where we can talk about gun violence and how it’s effecting different communities,” he said. “Gun reform needs to take place now.”

Since that night, he hasn’t picked up a drink and has been now sober for four years. As for the suspects, a father-son duo, they are behind bars for attempted man slaughter.

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