Former UFC fighter Rodrigo de Lima was reportedly killed on Sunday Belem, Brazil, following a dispute with his rideshare driver.
According to MMA fighting, de Lima’s longtime friend and teams, UFC welterweight Michel Prazeres, described how the 26-year-old fighter was inside a car with a few friends when an argument broke out with the driver. The driver allegedly stopped the car and told de Lima to get out before driving f. However, the driver later returned and hit de Lima with his car from behind.
The 28-year old MMA veteran was married and had two kids.
Rodrigo de Lima had two fights with the UFC between 2014 and 2015, losing to Neil Magny and Efrain Escudero.
According to MMA Fighting, he fought for the last time in June 2018, as he submitted Luiz Fabiano in the co-main event Shooto Brazil 85. He was 9-3-1 in his career as an MMA fighter.
At the end last season, Carson Wentz suffered a stress fracture in his back which took him out for the remainder the season. Nick Foles stepped in for him and the rest is history as the Eagles made it to the playfs and even won a game against the Chicago Bears. Since then, Foles signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars which cemented Wentz as the team’s franchise quarterback. The QB spoke to the media on Monday about his injury status and how his recovery is going. Overall, it’s been a slow process.
“It’s still getting there. It’s still getting there,” Wentz explained. “Some this stuff just takes time, but that’s not really the main concern, it’s just kind how I feel. I feel pretty good with where I’m at.”
There have been questions surrounding Wentz as to whether or not he can make it as a franchise quarterback considering all the injuries he’s sustained in his young career. Wentz understands those doubts but is ready to prove people wrong.
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“I get it. I get it,” Wentz said. “I’m looking forward to putting those (questions) behind me. I understand it’s a part this league, it’s a physical league and things happen. But it’s one those things that’s out my control, and I look forward to putting that behind me.”
Only time will tell whether or not Wentz can lead the Eagles to one the best records in football like he did just two seasons ago.
Fresh f an Oscar win for her work on Black Panther as costume designer, Ruth E. Carter is now getting ready to dress the inhabitants another fictional African country as she preps for the sequel to Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall Coming To America classic.
While Black Panther certainly highlighted a much more modern civilization underscored by Carter’s choices, she most recently assured fans Coming To America that the spirit Zamunda, the African setting in the film, would still very much prevail with a few modern touches
“It’s big shoes to step in. That’s an iconic film,” she said at a weekend gala hosted by the Black Design Collective in Los Angeles, Deadline reports. “We’re going to continue Zamunda. We’re not trying to change the look, but we are going to modernize some things to show the new generation.”
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The designer, who has worked on other films that include Malcolm X, Amistad, Do The Right Thing and Selma, was being honored at the Black Design Collective’s scholarship gala for becoming the first African-American to win an Academy Award in the Costume Design category.
Gabrielle Union, star BET’s Being Mary Jane (on which Carter also worked), was in attendance to sign Carter’s praises.
“She’s been a huge part my career from the very beginning,” Union said on the red carpet. “And she continues to allow us to shine and do what we do best and kill it …] I hope that with Ruth’s win, it really is about change. It really is about pulling up more chairs to the proverbial table, and if they don’t allow us to pull up our chairs, then we say f–k it and build our own house.”
Despite a cluster years that seemed to hack away at the legend Tiger Woods, the 43-year-old came back this year and won the Masters, adding a fifth green jacket to his wardrobe and earning him his 15th overall major championship win. Moreover, it becomes his first Masters win since 2005 and his first major win since the U.S. Open in 2008. It is also Tiger’s 22nd appearance at the championship tournament. Now, the only other player with more Masters wins than Tiger is Jack Nicklaus with six.
“I’m a little hoarse from yelling,” Tiger said his win, per NPR. “I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all a sudden I had the lead. Coming up 18 I was just trying to make a five. When I tapped in I don’t know what I did, I know I screamed.”
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Pressionally, it’s an impressive comeback for sure after Woods’ was forced to undergo surgeries for back and leg injuries that nearly ended his career. In 2017, he went through spinal fusion surgery, making it his fourth surgery on his back in a final effort for pain relief.
“My dad was here in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids here,” he added. “It will be up there with one the hardest I’ve had to win because what has transpired in the last couple years.”
LeBron James has been known for his philanthropic endeavors over his career. With the LeBron James Foundation, the Lakers star has been able to help those in need and give back to the community. Perhaps his biggest contribution to his hometown Akron, Ohio, is the “I Promise” school which is currently in its first year. The school only has third and fourth graders so far, with a promise to give low-income families better access to education.
In a new report from the New York Times, it appears LeBron’s new school is a bigger success than many originally thought. So far, students have exhibited exceptional test scores that are a huge improvement on what they came into the school with. LeBron spoke to the Times about how proud he is.
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“These kids are doing an unbelievable job, better than we all expected,” LeBron explained. “When we first started, people knew I was opening a school for kids. Now people are going to really understand the lack education they had before they came to our school. People are going to finally understand what goes on behind our doors.”
Through the LeBron James Foundation, these students are able to receive not just a great education, but clothing and snacks if their parents can’t afford it.
Well done, LeBron.
Jay Cutler might not be the NFL quarterback he once was but he can still get the job done when it comes to other things apparently. Cutler is married to Kristin Cavallari and the two have been staples reality TV for a while now. On Kristin’s latest reality show on E! titled Very Cavallari, she got into a very personal conversation while at dinner with some friends. The reality star spoke about how she was having trouble breastfeeding her child because she had clogged milk ducts in her breasts. That’s when she revealed that Cutler himself had to help her out.
“Major clogged ducts. Jay had to get them out for me, sucking harder than he’s ever sucked and you know what? Saved my life,” Cavallari said.
In the clip posted above, Cutler seems pretty content with himself as he throws his hands up in the air with a bit a shrug.
While Cutler is out here saving the day, unfortunately, his NFL career has hit a bit a snag. After an unsuccessful year in Miami back in 2017, Cutler retired from the game and has been living the life with his wife Kristin ever since.
Based on this latest story, clearly, things are going just fine for Jay.
In celebration the final home game his 16-year NBA career, future NBA Hall Famer Dwyane Wade took the court at American Airlines Arena in Miami on Tuesday night in two different Way Wade 7s – both which featured glittery detailing.
D-Wade started the game out in an exclusive white, black and gold Way Wade 7 colorway, fully equipped with the eye-catching gold glitter.
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Wade, who finished with 30 points in Miami’s 122-99 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers, later switched to a red and black version the Way Wade 7. Like the gold PE, the red joint was decked out in glitter with Wade’s #OneLastDance stamped on the heel.
D-Wade will play the final game his NBA career tonight in Brooklyn, and we’ll keep you posted if he breaks out any more special edition sneakers.
In the meantime, check out some ficial photos last night’s kicks below.
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Camila Cabello began her career as a member Fifth Harmony, the former five-piece girl band that was formed after each woman auditioned for X-Factor and Simon Cowell put them all in a group. After some success, Camila departed from the group to embark on her solo career and it was seemingly the best career move she made since she had major success with her self-titled debut album and her most popular track, “Havana” featuring Young Thug.
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The Hollywood Reporter now details how Camila is set to make her acting debut in a reimaged tale Cinderella. While the details surrounding the classic Disney film are hush-hush, the publication details how “the story is described as a modern reimagining the traditional tale the orphaned girl with an evil stepmother, with a musical bent thrown in for good measure.” Camila will not only star in the film but also play an integral role in the music for the movie as well.
The new take on the film was an idea that came from James Corden, known for his late night show and widely popular carpool karaoke.
In the words the great Stephen A. Smith, “Aaron Rodgers is a baaaaaaaaaad” man. Usually, this phrase is used in relation to Rodgers’ abilities out on the football field. Unfortunately, the word “bad” has been used in a different context regarding Rodgers lately. For instance, the Packers quarterback has been referred to as a bad teammate who is hard to coach and play with. Of course, those claims were made in a recent in-depth article by Bleacher Report’s Tyler Dunne.
Dunne spoke to multiple unnamed sources around the Packers who claim that the Super Bowl-winner has a big ego and created problems with former head coach Mike McCarthy. While speaking on Jason Wilde and Mark Tauscher’s ESPN Milwaukee radio show, Rodgers was clearly upset with the article and let his feelings be known.
“This was a smear attack by a writer looking to advance his career talking with mostly irrelevant, bitter players who all have an agenda whether they’re advancing their own careers or just trying to stir old stuff up,” Rodgers said.
Rodgers then went on to assert that he never had any real problems with McCarthy. He explained that it was his competitive nature that sometimes led to some disagreements.
“It’s just two alpha males who are hyper-competitive and love winning and are both a little stubborn,” Rodgers said. “But again, we talked through so many issues over the years, and that made us a lot stronger.”
Rodgers also took shots at former teammates Greg Jennings and Jermichael Finley for always being the ones who are named when negative stories about him come up.
Needless to say, it should be an interesting year in Green Bay.
Jason Witten was one many players who went from the football field to the broadcast booth. The Cowboys tight end brought his talents to ESPN’s Monday Night Football and unfortunately for him, was immediately roasted for his performance. Fans were not forgiving to Witten and his broadcast style. As Witten explained on Ryen Russillo’s “Dual Threat” podcast, the criticism was extremely difficult to ignore and that it got to him at times.
“Nobody’s immune to it, regardless how much mental toughness you have,” Witten said. “That was one the things I kind prided myself on as a player 15 years. I could handle the big stage. … Certainly, I took a beating. I’m aware it. To say, ‘Hey, you didn’t pay attention to it.’ Bull-. Everybody’s aware, and if you’re not, you’re lying to me. … The toughest part was you finish calling a game and whether you’re flying back that night or going back to the hotel I would check my texts and it was like they found out I was sick or something or somebody died in my family. ‘Hey, praying for you. Keep your head up. Don’t worry about it.’ I’m like my gosh it wasn’t that bad, you know. … I wasn’t immune to it. It sucked going through it at times.”
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Witten announced a few weeks ago that he would be coming back to the NFL, although he made sure to make it clear that the backlash from his broadcasting career had nothing to do with it.
“I didn’t make this decision f the noise and the criticism. That wasn’t why I made this decision it was really just I want to play,” Witten noted. “The scoreboard matters and I want to be a part that.”
Witten is currently 36 years old and will play for the Cowboys this season. Since entering the league in 2003, the Cowboys are the only team Witten has ever played for.
Tom Brady will be turning 42 years old in August and says he plans to play football until the age 45. This is a pretty incredible statement when you realize that Brady has absolutely nothing left to prove. He’s won six Super Bowl titles in his historic career and he could probably win more if he really wanted to. It’s pretty hard to imagine Brady playing any sport other than football although you may be surprised to know that he was actually quite the baseball player back in the day. In fact, back in 1995, the Montreal Expos picked Brady in the 18th round the MLB draft right out high school. Brady ended up forgoing his baseball career to play football and honestly, we’re glad he did.
Brady reminded us all his baseball prowess today when he replied to Aqib Talib on Twitter over a joke about baseball players making so much money. Talib posted a picture himself playing baseball with the caption “When I see all these baseball contracts.”
That’s when Brady replied, “I’ve been trying to get the Expos back on the line for the past month!” He even showed f his rookie card to let everyone know that he’s only half joking.
Unfortunately for Brady and the great province Quebec, the Expos don’t exist anymore so any dream he has playing baseball will have to be put on the shelf.
The pay gap between men and women is a serious topic that’s still being worked on and advocated for, especially within Hollywood. The Venom actress Michelle Williams has recently opened up about her experience with the latter, detailing the drastic, unexcusable gap she experienced with her co-star, Mark Wahlberg.
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The duo star in Ridley Scott’s film All The Money In The World and when Kevin Spacey was axed (after his sexual assault allegations) Mark and Michelle had to do re-shoots certain scenes. The problem is that Mark was paid $1.5 million while Michelle was paid $1,000. Michelle was recently in Washington to speak in support the Democratic Party moves to close the gender pay gap in the US, and explained how the pay gap left her feeling “paralyzed in feelings futility.”
“In late 2017, the news broke that I’d been paid less than $1,000 compared to the $1.5 million that my male counterpart had received for the exact same amount work,” she explained. “And guess what, no one cared. This came as no surprise to me, it simply reinforced my life-learned belief that equality is not an inalienable right and that women would always be working just as hard for less money while shouldering more responsibility at home.”
She explained how her career as an actress, starting f when she was just 12, still couldn’t translate to equal pay. Mark donated his payment for re-shooting to the Time’s Up fund, while his agent William Morris Endeavour, donated another $500,000.
Robert Griffin III had an incredibly promising start to his career but mismanagement his injuries while with the Washington Redskins ultimately led to a decline in his play. After missing the entire 2017 season, Griffin signed on with the Baltimore Ravens and eventually became their third-string quarterback behind Joe Flacco and Lamar Jackson. Now that Flacco has been traded, Jackson has been upgraded as the starter, while Griffin III is the backup. The Ravens even gave RGIII an extension to reward his hard work during the 2018 season.
TMZ Sports caught up with Griffin who explained that he’s not content with just being a backup and that he’ll be gunning for the starting job.
“Anybody that signs in the league is never content being a backup, so this is just part the rebuilding process for me,” Griffin explained. “It started last year, I moved from QB3 to QB2 … but by no means am I content with where I’m at. I still want to keep going.”
Jackson will be entering his sophomore season with the team although questions still remain as to whether or not he can be an effective passer in the NFL.
The Ravens finished last season with a record 10-6 and were eliminated in the Wild-Card round the NFL Playfs.
The Roc will be in the building at the NAACP Image Awards.
Shawn “JAY-Z” Carter will receive the prestigious President’s Award during the 50th annual ceremony this weekend, it was announced today.
The President’s Award is presented in recognition of a special achievement and distinguished public service. Previous recipients including Lauryn Hill, Muhammad Ali, Jesse Jackson, Colin Powell, and Condoleezza Rice, among others.
NAACP President Derrick Johnson will present the award to JAY-Z during the 50th NAACP Image Awards from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Hosted by Anthony Anderson, the show will air live on TV One on Saturday, March 30, at 9 p.m.
“The President’s Award is an honor we carefully bestow upon an individual, maintaining its significance and commitment to recognizing excellence in service that directly affects our community,” said Johnson. “Shawn Carter has been committed to shedding light on the issues that plague the black community including systematic racism and unjust treatment under the law, utilizing his global platform to create everlasting change. There is no better time than now, as we celebrate our 50th year, to honor him with this award.”
This marks the latest accolade for the multi-faceted mogul, who is the first hip-hop artist to be inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame and has won 22 Grammys throughout his career.
Additionally, JAY-Z, along with Beyoncé, will be presented with the Vanguard Award at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles tonight. As allies and supporters of the LGBTQ community, the superstar couple will be honored for making a significant difference in promoting acceptance of LGBTQ people.
Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Hornets have plenty incentive to defeat LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center on Friday night. With eight games remaining in the regular season, the 10th place Hornets are sitting just 1.5 games back the eighth seeded Miami Heat, and they simply can’t afford to drop any more winnable games.
Another reason why the Hornets should be motivated to beat the Lakers? So Kemba Walker can avoid going 0-28 against LeBron in his career.
Since entering the NBA in 2011, Kemba is 0-23 against LeBron-led teams in the regular season. The only time their teams faced f in the NBA playfs was back in 2014, when LeBron’s Miami Heat squad swept the then-Charlotte Bobcats in the first round.
Tonight’s showdown at Staples Center will fer Walker one his best opportunities yet to finally put one in the win column. The Lakers, 33-42, have already been eliminated from playf contention and will be without a good chunk their roster including Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram and Josh Hart, all whom are out for the season.
That said, LeBron sat out Wednesday night’s loss to the Utah Jazz, so he should be good and rested for the Friday night matchup against Kemba and co.
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