If you missed it, Kevin Hart is being sued for $60 million dollars by the woman who was featured in his leaked tape from 2017. She alleges in her suit, Kevin actually helped film their encounter to hype his career, but that ain’t true he says.
Sources told TheBlast that Kev would never do anything to further his career that would harm his wife or family, and anyone who thinks otherwise is “ridiculous and wrong.” They added, if you really think about, it doesn’t make sense for Kev to concoct this type stunt that could jeopardize his wife & family, when at the time he’s career had already skyrocketed.
Reports suggest that Kevin’s team is finding evidence pointing the finger at his longtime friend, JT Jackson, who allegedly tried to get paid for giving the tape back to the comedian. Apparently there are direct messages asking for a specific amount money for the tape and a search history on his computer about how to get paid BitCoin.
Whether or not this woman will be successful in the lawsuit remains to be seen, but we’ll most definitely keep you posted moving forward. Don’t be surprised if this ends in a settlement.
Just when you thought it couldn’t get any worse for the Carolina Panthers, well, simply put, it has. The team has started the season 0-2 and in those first two games, Cam Newton didn’t play like himself. The MVP-winning quarterback has been having a rough campaign so far and now, it’s gotten even rougher. We reported yesterday on how Newton didn’t practice due to a lingering foot injury. There was no word on the extent his injury and whether he’d have to miss time but according to safety Eric Reid, it might be more serious than originally expected.
While speaking to reporters, Reid confirmed that Newton is currently in a walking boot. The Panthers have not confirmed whether or not Newton will be able to play on Sunday, although it’s clear that he isn’t feeling his best right now. This is a horrible development for the Panthers as they are trying to pick up their first win the season and Newton gives them their best chance to do so.
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Since the start his career, Newton has suffered numerous injuries which have kept him f the field for long periods time. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck retired from the NFL this past fseason thanks to his lingering injuries and some fans are worried that Newton could do the same.
If you’re a Panthers fan, this can’t be how you imagined the season playing out.
It was only a matter time before the New York Giants transitioned from two-time Super Bowl champion Eli Manning to rookie quarterback Daniel Jones – the move just came a littler sooner than some had anticipated.
On Tuesday, following an 0-2 start to the season, the Giants announced that Jones will be taking over as the starter while the team prepares for a road game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 3.
The former Duke Blue Devils QB was selected sixth overall in the 2019 NFL Draft – a move that stunned the Giants fan base as well as analysts around the league. Despite the Giants’ overall lack talent, Jones will now be tasked with proving he has what it takes to be a starter in the NFL, or else the G-Men will be in a similar position at the 2020 NFL Draft.
“Eli and I spoke this morning,” Coach Pat Shurmur said, per Giants.com. “I told him that we are making a change and going with Daniel as the starter. I also talked to Daniel. Eli was obviously disappointed, as you would expect, but he said he would be what he has always been, a good teammate, and continue to prepare to help this team win games. Daniel understands the challenge at hand, and he will be ready to play on Sunday.”
Manning, 38, has thrown for 556 with two touchdowns and two interceptions in the Giants’ first two games the season, which includes a loss in Dallas and a loss at home to the Buffalo Bills. He has been the Giants’ starting QB since he replaced Kurt Warner in his rookie season in 2004, and is 116-116 in his career.
Check out some reactions to the Giants QB change in the tweets embedded below.
James Corden wasn’t down for Bill Maher’s fat-shaming statements, and struck back appropriately. Last week on Real Time, Maher stated that, “fat-shaming doesn’t need to end, it needs to make a comeback.” Maher, course, has a penchant for using rude or dismissive humor to plead a point, in this case, obesity in America. While obesity is definitely an issue in America, bullying overweight kids leads to mental health issues in more cases than it actually leads to those kids hitting the gym or changing their diets. The joke was f the mark, and Corden responded to it on his Late Late Show. After making a few jokes about their careers, Corden got to the point.
“There’s a common and insulting misconception that fat people are stupid and lazy, and we’re not,” Corden declared. “We get it, we know. We know that being overweight isn’t good for us and I’ve struggled my entire life trying to manage my weight and I suck at it. I’ve had good days, and bad months.” After defending himself, Corden went to Maher. “We’re not all as lucky as Bill Maher. We don’t all have a sense superiority that burns 35,000 calories a day.”
Maher also stated on his show, “It’s not just about being able to see a doctor, it’s also about being able to see your dick.” Corden targeted that statement, replying, “Believe me, I can see a dick.”
Jamie Foxx was recently in Toronto for the film festival debut his latest film Just Mercy starring alongside Michael B Jordan, Brie Larson, O’Shea Jackson Jr. and more. Jamie and Michael attended a live conversation in front fans to discuss the movie as well as other moments that made their career come to life. Jamie, who previously starred in Quentin Tarantino’s 2012 film Django Unchained opened up to the audience about his role securing his spot in the film.
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As we now know, Jamie stars as Django in the movie but the role was previously fered to British actor Idris Elba. According to Jamie, he ran into Idris at an event (before Quentin made his decision) and expressed to Idris that maybe he should pass on the film. “You’re beautiful black ass riding up on a horse, there’s going to be some problems for everyone,” Jamie joked, as seen in the video below.
Quentin Tarantino has previously discussed the latter back in 2013 when he explained his choice in casting Jamie over Idris. “Yeah, Idris is British and this is an American story,” he said. “I think a problem with a lot movies that deal with this issue is they cast British actors to play the Southerners and it goes a long way to distancing the movie. They put on their gargoyle masks and they do their accents and you are not telling an American story anymore.”
Rob Gronkowski’s legacy as one the best tight ends to ever play the game has already been cemented, even if his career didn’t last as long as we wish it did. Even though the Patriots are an easy team to hate, Gronk always kept them fun and entertaining and seemed to be the bright spot the dark side the force. Having said that, Gronkowski is enjoying retirement right now and educating the youth about some the dangers that plague the sport.
Gronkowski is by no means discouraging kids from playing football, instead, he just wants them to understand some the risks that are involved. In a new interview with CBS News, Gronk had some interesting revelations about his injury history.
“I truly believe any injury that you receive is fixable though. I went through it. I had 9 surgeries,” Gronk explained. “Probably had like 20 concussions in my life, like, no lie. I remember 5, like, blackout ones.”
With admissions like these, it’s hard to imagine Gronk wanting to make a comeback. He’s been joking about doing such a thing lately, although it really seems unlikely at this point. CTE has been a huge concern over the last few years and receiving more concussions would put Gronk at risk.
Faithful HNHH readers, this was the day I always feared growing up. As a life-long football fan, I never thought I would have to write about Tom Brady and his distaste for the wet butts his teammates. For fear being labeled as “sus” by the likes you Chad commenters out there, I have to preface this by saying I don’t co-sign what I’m about to write about, just stating the facts.
Okay, now that we’ve got that out the way, let’s talk about Brady’s biggest fear out on the field: swamp-ass. You’re probably thinking to yourself that such a hindrance is natural and couldn’t affect how you play that much. Well, for Brady, it’s a big deal. In a new piece from The Athletic, Brady’s centers confess to how Brady wanted their butts dry so sweat wouldn’t touch the ball when it was snapped. This led to some interesting tactics, or antics depending on how you see it.
“I have actually tried to train my body not to sweat,” center David Andrews said. “So, I would sit in the sauna and just try not to (sweat). It didn’t work.”
Damien Woody also chimed in on this story fering up a similar tale. “As a center, I’m like, hell, my job is hard enough. I got to snap the ball. I’ve got a 300-plus-pound man on top me,” Woody explained. “You’re just going to have to deal with the swamp ass.”
Another center, Dan Koeppen, said Brady used to stuff a towel down his pants to reduce the swamp ass. Brady would even pour baby powder down the pants his centers to get everything dry.
So there you have it, kids, if you want to win six Super Bowls like Tom Brady, you’re going to have to become a stickler for swamp-ass. Otherwise, it’s gonna be a long, sweaty, stinky career for you.
Throughout his NBA career, Jimmy Butler has always been known to get into altercations and arguments with his teammates. When Butler was playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, there were times where he got into full-blown screaming matches with teammates during practice and eventually, he was traded to the Philadelphia 76ers.
Derrick Rose got to play with Butler in Minny and even played with him in Chicago. In Rose’s new book called “I’ll Show You,” he speaks to some the issues Butler had in Chicago and even reveals how he used to get into arguments with Joakim Noah.
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“Lots weird stuff was going on, though. I wasn’t sure what it was about, but Jimmy didn’t dress with us. That season he was always dressing with the coaches, didn’t stay in the locker room. Got to say, I never did see that before. To separate yourself from the team. How the hell do you think we’re a team when that’s going on?
Of course, I got the blame. But Jo saw it, he and Jimmy were at it. There was a lot fracturing.”
For the first time in his career, Butler will become the number one option in Miami so it will be interesting to see how he interacts with his teammates in that capacity. He’s a hard man to please and if any the young guns have questionable performances, there could be some trouble brewing.
Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill is expected to miss 4-6 weeks following a collarbone injury he suffered during the team’s 40-26 victory over the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Hill went down early in the Week 1 victory after being tackled on the sideline by Jags corner Jalen Ramsey. He was taken to the hospital as a precaution but the team does not plan to put him on the IR, which would have kept him out action for a minimum eight weeks.
The 25-year old speedster finished with just two catches for 16 yards and one rushing attempt for five yards prior to exiting the game. Last season, Hill posted career-highs across the board with 87 catches, 1,479 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns while earning First Team All Pro honors.
Reigning NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes has plenty weapons at his disposal on the Chiefs fense and it is expected that rookie receiver Mecole Hardman will step into Hill’s role for however long he is sidelined for.
Up next for the Chiefs is another road game against the division rival Oakland Raiders, followed by their home-opener agains the Baltimore Ravens in Week 3.
The start for former Super Bowl MVP Nick Foles is rough so far in Jacksonville. The newly signed quarterback went down with a shoulder injury earlier today in his regular-season debut with the team.
Late in the first quarter, the Kansas City Chiefs defensive player Chris Jones drilled Foles hard into the ground. It was clear his shoulder was hurting. Hopefully, the injury isn’t worse than it looks. Luckily it was his non-throwing shoulder. Foles returned to the sidelines later in the game with his left arm in a sling. Backup quarterback, Gardner Minshew subbed into the game in Foles’ place, and with no other active quarterbacks on the roster, it seems like the position is Minshew’s for now.
Injuries have been a struggle for Foles throughout his career and this season with Jacksonville is his most recent shot with a big-time contract. Back in March, he signed a deal for four years at $88 million and a team-record $50.125 million guaranteed. 2019 is the third time Foles has entered a season as the uncontested starting quarterback going forward. In 2014, he was injured midway through the season and in 2015, he was benched.
We’ll have to wait until after the game for more details on Foles’ injury.
Antonio Brown has been getting on everybody’s nerves as late and the Oakland Raiders have been the victim in all this. They should have known what they were getting into with Brown but instead, they took a risk and now they’re paying the price. After Brown got into a spat with the general manager, his days in Oakland could be numbered and the fans are fed up the antics.
FS1 Undisputed co-host Shannon Sharpe is also sick Brown’s behavior and on his show today, he let his feeling be known. Sharpe knows all about what it takes to be a star in the NFL and was incredibly critical what Brown has done to himself throughout this entire process.
“There is no two sides to this story…The Raiders are going to suspend Antonio Brown,” Sharpe said.” They’re going to void that $30M. He just cost himself $30M. Given who he is, I knew there was no way that they were making it two years. This is embarrassing.”
There is no doubt that Brown is one the best wide receivers in the league and Sharpe is well aware that. It’s been hard to see AB destroy his career in such a way and at this point, NFL fans just want him to better himself and focus on football.
The Buffalo Bills have released veteran NFL running-back, LeSean McCoy. McCoy is thirty-one-years-old and after a down season in 2018, it seems like the Bills believe he’s out gas. For as elusive as McCoy has been as a back for his illustrious career, it seems he can’t continue to evade the wall all running backs (except for Frank Gore) seem to hit after 30.
Fans are already speculating where McMcoy might continue this twilight stage his career. The Texas, Chief, and Chargers all seem like rosters he could make a significant impact on. Bleacher Report has done a full run-down on which teams suit his playstyle and why here.
According to ESPN, Bills general manager Brandon Beane, has said McCoy was surprised by the decision and seemed frustrated after learning his fate. Beane also said that releasing McCoy was mostly a last-minute decision. The team mulled over trading the running back but inevitably decided against it. “We did look around to see if there was a right fit but we didn’t find one,” Beane said. “This kind gives him a chance to choose his destination, as well, and he’s earned that.” We’ll have to wait and see which jersey McCoy will be rocking on the field this season.
Big3 MVP Joe Johnson might soon be back in the league after torching his opponents on a weekly basis.
According to The Undefeated’s Marc J. Spears, a number teams are looking to bring Johnson in for a workout, including the Philadelphia 76ers who have reportedly lined up a session for Thursday. Additionally, the 38-year old scoring machine is said to have workouts with other NBA title contenders such as the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks and Denver Nuggets.
But first, Johnson has some business to take care in the Big3 League. His team, the Triplets, will do battle with Stephen Jackson’s Killer 3s in the championship game this Sunday.
Johnson has 17 NBA seasons under his belt thus far, with career averages 16 points and 3.9 rebounds per game. He went unsigned after splitting time with the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets during the 2017-18 season, which led him to join the Big3 back in March. In eight games with the Triplets, Johnson averaged 21.9 points per game while earning MVP honors.
Whether or not he gets another opportunity in the league remains to be seen, but he is already being applauded by Dwyane Wade and Kendrick Perkins for grinding it out in the Big3. Meanwhile, Carmelo Anthony is still waiting in the wings.
Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal’s history together is well documented. The two were a dynamic duo in the NBA and won numerous titles together during the early 2000s. Despite this, the two became foes and a complicated relationship was forged. Since the height their animosity towards each other, the two have become friends again and they aren’t shy to throw some jabs each other’s way whenever they get the chance to. Bryant was recently in Las Vegas for the 10th annual PHP Agency Convention and get to be interviewed by Patrick Bet-David.
At one point, Bryant was asked about Shaq’s work ethic and whether or not he went hard in the gym. As Bryant explained, he’s told Shaq numerous times that he’s a “lazy ass” although he was quick to give him some high praise as well.
“He’d be the greatest all time,” Bryant said when speaking on how good Shaq would have been had he gone to the gym. “He’d be the first to tell you that. I wish he was in the gym! I would’ve had 12 f*cking rings!”
Kobe wasn’t shy to talk about his fights with Shaq and how the two have been able to reconcile ever since. It would certainly be interesting to see how the Lakers would have done had Shaq stayed in Los Angeles for the remainder his career, although that’s never going to happen. For now, both players are going to have to be content with what they accomplished without all the “what-ifs.”
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.