Halle Berry Responds To Troll On Instagram Who Dissed Her Hands

Halle Berry’s Instagram page is a work art. It’s a meticulous collage self-care shots and motivational captions. She posts pics fitness tips, book recommendations and nature appreciation. Amidst all this wholesome content, one her followers felt the need to bring some negative energy. 

Berry posted a photo a beautiful butterfly resting on her fingertips, with fresh grass and purple flowers in the background. There was a poetic caption. She wrote, “Today I was touched by an angel”, and even claimed that this winged creature was her #SpiritAnimal. While the actress just wished to share this gentle experience with the world, she could not escape the pervasive haters the Internet. 

Someone missed the point the post and remarked that Berry has “the hands a construction worker.” Despite the insult, Berry handled it class and grace. Rather than stooping to his level, she saw humour in the situation and replied, “I knew somebody was gonna crack on the hand emoji].” Perhaps there was a pun intended here, as the cracks in her hands may be what brought on the construction worker comparison. But either way, her hands still look moisturized, the butterfly is nice and she is still Halle Berry. 

Halle Berry Responds To Troll On Instagram Who Dissed Her Hands

Stephen A. Smith Explains His Hairline Situation With Charlamagne: Video

ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith recently sat down for an interview with The Breakfast Club, where he touched on a number issues, including the state his hairline.

When asked by Charlamagne if he has ever thought about shaving it all f or using any treatments to help grow it back, Stephen A. gave a passionate, detailed explanation about his current options, including why he’s reluctant to go bald.

“Listen, Hair Club for Men is an option. But, here’s why the bald doesn’t work for me – I got a schnoz for a nose, I got a noggin’ in the back. Now see if I had a head shaped like yours C Tha God] or a big square head like former Brooklyn Nets GM Billy King]… I could do the bald look, but the bald’s not gonna work for me.”

Smith went on to describe how he has considered Hair Club for Men after seeing the results Deion Sanders, but he hasn’t received too many complaints just yet for him to make the change.

Check out his full thoughts about his hair issues in the tweet embedded below, as well as some other clips from his appearance on The Breakfast Club.

Birdman Ordered to Pay $1 Million to an Ex-Employee

It hasn’t been the best of times for rapper and Cash Money Records co-founder Birdman this week.

First, a court official accused him of absconding expensive bicycles from his recently foreclosed mansion, and now, a Florida judge has awarded a default judgment against him to one of his former employees for more than $1 million.

After Birdman’s lender foreclosed on his mansion when he defaulted on the $12 million loan he took out on it, a court-appointed official took inventory of the property and found 4 collector bikes manufactured by Gucci, which have subsequently disappeared. Believing Birdman took them, the official is asking a judge to get them back.

While Birdman’s lawyer claims that the rapper gave him the bikes as payment for legal services, the court official disputes this and points to a recent Instagram post made by Birdman that shows the bicycles in question, along with the caption:

“My GUCCI BIKES.”

In regards to the default judgment, the judge awarded the $1 million to one of Birdman’s former employees, Nicolas Jose Penzo. Penzo worked for Birdman as his property manager for two years, performing various maintenance and others services for an agreed-upon $150 per day.

But after Birdman failed to pay Penzo properly for his services, Penzo sued the rapper for a little less $9,000 in wages and an additional $15,000 in damages.

So, how did this balloon into $1 million?

It started when Birdman never showed up to the court proceedings, despite being served with court papers. In response, Penzo returned to court and demanded a default judgment. Only now he claimed compensatory damages in the amount of $1 million because of all he has suffered “financially, physically, and emotionally,” and the judge agreed to his request.

Birdman can at least take some solace in knowing that things cannot get much worse for him in the upcoming week. Or at least he can hope it.

Michigan Is Now The First State To Ban Flavoured Nicotine Vape Products

A major debate these days has been how to regulate the selling vapes, since they are excessively falling into the hands minors. There have always been ways for minors to obtain products with age restrictions, but people have been concerned that companies are intentionally targeting the youth with their vaping advertisements.

After announcing a statewide ban on flavoured nicotine vaping products on Wednesday, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer said, “As governor, my number one priority is keeping our kids safe. And right now, companies selling vaping products are using candy flavors to hook children on nicotine and misleading claims to promote the belief that these products are safe. That ends today.” Governor Whitmer is countering misleading advertisements by banning any that use terms like clean, safe or healthy. 

Studies have shown that the various flavours nicotine now fered are what attract, and then hook, young adults to vaping. The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center obtained firsthand accounts from young vape users that corroborated this suspicion and also discovered that adults who are trying to wean f cigarette smoking habits tend to use tobacco-flavoured products. 

Considering that vaping has only recently become a widespread phenomenon, research is still being conducted to determine precisely what health consequences it entails. Some studies are showing that it leads to an increased vulnerability to heart and lung disease. As we gain more information about the health impacts these products and more statistics about how many adolescents are becoming susceptible to the lure vaping, we should expect to see more bans like the one enacted in Michigan. 

Odell Beckham Jr. Describes Hip Injury In Detail, Still Not 100 Percent

On paper, the Cleveland Browns fense could be one the best in the league. Baker Mayfield is a gunslinger and at wide receiver, he has two elite targets in Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr. The latter, OBJ, has been suffering from a minor hip injury all throughout training camp and in a recent scrum with the media, Beckham admitted that he’s still having some problems, according to ESPN.

“This is something I’ve never had to deal with,” he explained. “It’s like an extremely fast car with like a little alignment or something f. And it’s right in the center what you need. Now, the car can still go, but it’s dangerous, you know what I mean? So, it’s just something I’ve been trying to figure out, in and out rehab every single day. Never really dealt with anything like that.”

Odell Beckham Jr. Describes Hip Injury In Detail, Still Not 100 Percent

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The wide receiver said the injury is starting to get better slowly but surely although he’s not sure if it will be 100 percent ready to go by the time the season starts on Sunday. He feels as though he’ll be able to play but he may not be sprinting like we’re accustomed to.

“We have a game Sunday, so it’s time to go,” Beckham admitted. “I’ll be running as fast as I can run. If that’s not a hundred percent], I feel confident in myself that wherever I’m at, I’ll be ready to play with wherever I’m at.”

If you’re a Browns fan, this has got to be a point concern, especially when you consider everything the team has been through over the last two decades.

Kevin Hart’s $7 Million Lawsuit Put On Hold Due To Car Crash

As we know, Kevin Hart was in a nasty car crash this past weekend that forced him to undergo emergency back surgery. While the surgery was a success, the Jumanji actor will have to undergo months recovery in rehab which also means his court dates will have to be put on hold. According to The Blast, Kevin’s $7 million lawsuit with Stand Up Digital that was set to begin trial on September 9th will now be postponed to a later date 

Stand Up Digital did not object and agreed to share an update on the case on October 1st until a new trial date is set. 

Kevin Hart's $7 Million Lawsuit Put On Hold Due To Car Crash
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The lawsuit was filed last year by the company who sued the actor for the not upholding his promises to promote a video game, Gold Ambush. The mobile game was set to debut but then Kevin was involved in a sex tape scandal and Stand Up Digital claimed they were neglected

“Instead, the public face the game, Kevin Hart, went MIA during the crisis, leaving Stand Up Digital alone to deal with the aftermath … Instead Gold Ambush being launched on the Apple store and receiving positive gaming press coverage, Apple refused to permit the game to launch, Gold Ambush was subjected to scathing press releases and gaming commentary mocking the family nature the game in the light Hart’s scandal,” they stated. 

Jayson Tatum Goes Down With Ankle Injury As Team USA Survives Turkey In OT

Team USA picked up their second win the 2019 FIBA World Cup on Tuesday, but it wasn’t pretty and they didn’t escape unscathed. 

We’ll skip right to the final seconds the fourth quarter, where Turkey held an 81-79 lead over the Americans. Boston Celtics forward Jayson Tatum missed a three pointer from the top the key, but was fouled with .1 seconds remaining. He connected two the three free throws, sending the game to overtime.

Turkey once again had a chance to pull f the upset in OT, as they led by as many as five, but they simply could not put Team USA away. Hanging on to a 92-91 lead in the final minute, Turkey bricked four consecutive free throws before following Milwaukee Bucks sharpshooter Khris Middleton with two seconds left on the clock.

Middleton drained the two free throws to give USA a 93-92 victory, but the celebration was hampered due to an injury suffered by Jayson Tatum, who rolled his ankle on the final possession the game. According to The Athletic’s Joe Vardon, Tatum sprained his ankle and will be reevaluated on Wednesday.

Team USA, now 2-0 in group play, will next play Japan on Thursday morning. Check out the ankle injury, as well as Middleton’s clutch free throws, in the videos embedded below.

 

Serena Williams Injures Right Ankle In Fourth Round U.S. Open Win

According to Serena Williams’ coach, the tennis star was in “acceptable” pain when she defeated the No. 22 seeded Petra Martic in the fourth round the U.S. Open to reach the quarterfinals.

it was during the second set the math that Williams rolled her right ankle. As she took a step at the net, Williams fell to the ground and could be seen clutching her ankle for a few moments. She was immediately treated by a trainer who taped her lower right leg before resuming.

Serena Williams Injures Right Ankle In Fourth Round U.S. Open Win

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“She started going for even more, I think. She felt like maybe she couldn’t move that well anymore,” remarked her opponent Martic. “Her shots were really precise. Serve was unbelievable. And when she hits those backhands and those first serves that well, it’s not easy to play against her.”

Ultimately, Williams ended the match by hitting an ace at 118 mph.

“I have to show up or else I’m going to go home,” Serena noted post-match. “I feel like in this tournament, I guess, I have definitely turned a different zone. I’m not sure if I can articulate what zone that is. But it’s not about kind, it’s not to myself, it’s not about anything in particular. It’s definitely something different, though.”

Next up, Serena Williams will face f No. 18 Qiang Wang during Tuesday’s quarterfinals.

The DEA Agent That Targeted Scarface & J. Prince Convicted Of Falsifying Records

Specia agent Chad A. Scott the Drug EnforcementAdmnistrtion(DEA) has been found guilty on two counts perjury, three counts obstruction justice and two counts falsifying government records.

The reason you’ll likely care is because this is the same DEA agent famously aired out by J. Prince and Scarface on multiple occasions as the pair repeatedly accused him corruption.

While he was originally indicted in May, It took a seven-day trial for prosecutors to employ evidence that Scott was guilty such fenses while serving in areas that included New OrleansaandHouston. Among this evidence were clues that pointed toward Scott allegedly having a Houston drug trafficker purchase a Ford truck for $43,000 and turn the vehicle over to him.

Prosecutors say that Scotts falsified paperwork about the seizure, stating that he seized it in New Orleans instead Houston, which allowed for the vehicle to be forfeited and given to him as his ficial mode transportation by the government.

He is set for sentencing that will take place on December 4th.

Scott’s winding road began with a highly-publicized investigation that he and partner Jack Schumacher launched into J.Prince’s Rap-A-Lot Records. Prince has been vocal about Scott and Schumacher’s alleged efforts to take down his label.

Scarface called out Scott on two different songs, mentioning him in Last A Dying Breed cuts “Look In My Eyes” and “The Gangsta Shit.”

“They finally caught one the two DEA agents assigned to take my life over a decade ago,” Prince would pen in an Instagram post following Scott’s indictment. “A decade later the Truth has come to light!!! The very thing I revealed years ago about these two agents, Chad Scott has now been indicted for!”

Ed Sheeran Announces 18 Month Hiatus From Music

Ed Sheeran has seemingly been on the longest-running tour there ever was. The “Shape Of You” singer has performed more than 250 shows and played for nine million fans around the world since the tour began on March 16, 2017. During Ed’s Ipswich, England show earlier this week, the singer told his adoring crowd that his performance would be his last for about 18 months.

“As you may or not know, I’ve been on the Divide tour for over two years now and this is the last day the whole thing,” he told the audience, according to The Sun. “There is something very bittersweet about it.”

Ed Sheeran Announces 18 Month Hiatus From Music
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“I love that you guys are here and we are ending it in Ipswich. This is my last gig for probably 18 months,” he added. The “I Don’t Care” singer went on to list the numerous countries and continents he’s had the privilege to perform in and how “in a weird way,” the tour ending feels like “breaking up with a girlfriend that you’ve been with for years.”

“Thank you to everyone who has given me a chance,” he said. “This is my last song. I wrote this when I was 15 years old. See you in a few years time. Thank you.”

Universal Music Says Soundgarden Is Fabricating Damages from the 2008 Fire

Earlier this week, lawyers for Universal Music Group (UMG) sought the immediate dismissal of a $100 million lawsuit stemming from the devastating 2008 Universal Studios fire.

One of UMG’s lawyers specifically disputed claims made by Soundgarden, which is one of the last remaining litigants.  The band says that UMG never informed them about the status of their master recordings.

Scott Edelman, who is an attorney for UMG, provided written evidence in the form of email correspondences that directly contradict Soundgarden’s claims. He says that the emails categorically attest that the company, more than 4 years ago, had told the group that the fire had destroyed some of their master recordings. This includes recordings of the band’s 1991 album Badmotorfinger.

Despite the loss, the company insists that it can still issue a remastered release of this album though the use of “a digital audio tape safety copy.”

Edelman further stated that UMG currently possesses around 1,300 musical assets relating to Soundgarden and that about 20 of them were damaged by the fire. He also stated that none of the damaged recordings were multitrack masters.

The fire is said to have destroyed around 500,000 master recordings, including those by Billie Holiday and Nirvana. It occurred in a Los Angeles building that NBC rented to UMG.  The artists who filed suit against UMG claim that the company did not take sufficient steps to protect the recordings, nor did they properly communicate the extent of the loss to the artists who were affected.

Apart from Soundgarden, only a few artists are continuing to pursue the lawsuit against UMG. This includes the estates of Tupac Shakur and Tom Petty, along with Steve Earle. Courtney Love and Hole recently removed themselves from the suit after it was determined that their masters had not been lost in the fire.

UMG has further provided evidence that the other remaining artists in the suit did not lose masters in the fire, either.

Kit Harrington Joins The MCU With Role In "The Eternals"

Despite losing Spider-Man in a widely-publicized “divorce” from Sony Pictures, the Marvel Cinematic Universe remains in premium shape moving forward. With the board ficially reset in a post-Endgame world, Marvel’s next phase has promised some fresh new franchises for the fans, including the absolutely star-studded Eternals. With a cast including Angelina Jolie, Richard Madden, Salma Hayek, Kumail Nanjiani, Ma Dong-Seok, and more, Marvels’ upcoming flick is destined to introduce itself with a bang. And if that weren’t enough, the upcoming ensemble flick recently added another Game Of Thrones alumni to the mix – Mr. Kit Harrington.

According to Variety, Harrington will be playing the role Dane Whitman, known as “The Black Knight,” not to be confused with Martin Laurence’s character the same name. In the comic book lore, Black Knight is a character with a long and complicated history, and it will be exciting to see what an actor Harrington’s caliber (and martial prowess) brings to the table. Not to mention, we’ll finally get that reunion between Jon Snow and Robb Stark, at least, in a way.

Look for the Eternals to set the table for a new batch heroes, hopeful to fill the void The Avengers left behind. Are you excited for this one to drop on November 6th, 2020? Sound f below.

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Nipsey Hussle’s Entrepreneurial And Financial Tips Are Compiled In New Book

Nipsey Hussle will be remembered as many things, but ‘an entrepreneur’ will likely be one the most prominent titles ascribed to him. Aside from his successful music career, he was always trying to get his money right by pursuing various business ventures. Most importantly, the knowledge that he acquired on the road to financial flourishing was always something he wished to pass on, especially to his community. Nipsey didn’t see wealth as something to be horded, but something that could put you in a position to help as many people win as possible. 

For these reasons, he’d likely be thrilled to know that many the tips he has shared on becoming fiscally responsible are being compiled into a book, titled Hu$$leNomics: Money, Ownership & Business Lessons Inspired by Nipsey Hussle + a Step by Step Guide on How to Implement Each Principle. The book is being written by Ash Cash, who has put on several books on financial coaching before. In an Instagram post promoting the book’s release, Ash Cash wrote, “Nipsey was a visionary, entrepreneur, community organizer, real estate investor, cryptocurrency enthusiast, activist, mentor, and so much more… Nipsey ten preached about the Marathon and as you know in a marathon the baton is ten passed to the next runner to pick up where the other left f… HussleNomics is that baton! Long Live Nipsey Hussle! This is just the beginning!”. 

The e-book is now available for free. Paperback editions are coming soon, the proceeds which will go to one Nipsey’s foundations. However, this book’s creation and distribution is not affiliated with Nipsey’s estate. 

Ex-NFL FB Le’Ron McClain Pleads For Help On Twitter: "I’m A F****** Mess"

Former NFL fullback Le’Ron McClain took to twitter this past weekend to plead for help over issues he is experiencing with his head and brain as a result playing football his entire life.

In a series scary tweets, McClain described how he is desperate to get his head checked ASAP, while begging the NFL to help him get right.

I have to get my head checked. Playing fullback since high school. Its takes too fucking much to do anything. My brain is fucking tired…. @NFL i need some help with this shyt. Dark times and its showing. Fucking help me please!! They dont care I had to get lawyers man!”

Need to tell my story how my head is crazy and how football did it…. Please someone help me get this out the @NFL puts paperwork in out faces and thats it. Yes its programs fuck all that I need help now I need a plan….. Fuck Man. They dont fucking get it man”

“Watch how fast they come to aid if I was som3 QB or anything but no I was fucking fullback that did it all. @NFL I need help and i need the process to speed the fuck up Im about to crash out and its paperwork I dont wanna hear it. Fuck man im done…. Im out”

McClain later tweeted that he “had a moment but just know Imma fight this thing and block it.”

The 34-year old full back, who played his college ball at Alabama, was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fourth round the 2007 NFL Draft. He spent his first four seasons with the Ravens, including two Pro Bowl campaigns, followed by a season with the Chiefs and two years with the Chargers.

Tory Lanez Gives “Chixtape 5” Update; Says It Will Be On Streaming Services

Tory Lanez has been teasing his Chixtape 5 mixtape for a while now, going back to last year when he first announced the project, but after several delays & setbacks we now have some more information. Tory took to his IG yesterday to give fans an update on the delay, and it’s because he’s clearing the project for streaming service. He says unlike previous Chixtape projects, this one will be on Apple Music and Spotify.

“I need y’all to understand something , THIS ISNT CHIXTAPE 1.2.3 or 4 .. I’ve listened to y’all complain for years “why can’t CHIXTAPE be on Apple or Spotify etc.?! “ and it’s because CLEARING IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A BXTCH … that being said . This time it’s CLEARED,” he wrote.

During his lengthy caption, Tory also revealed that he’s going more R&B for the project too. “Not only is it cleared . But it’s also the RETURN OF #RNBTory .. and that’s nothing to be toyed around with . It had to be calculated and done right .THIS IS THE BEST CHIXTAPE I HAVE EVER MADE,” he added.

Unfortunately he still didn’t clarify when the project will be dropping, but he did say there will be some big “surprises.”

Check out Tory’s update (below) and we’ll be sure to keep you posted once more information is revealed.