Sirius XM Tries to Move Its 'Bait and Switch' Lawsuit Into Arbitration

Sirius XM is looking to get the ‘bait-and-switch’ lawsuit filed by subscribers moved into arbitration.

The was filed in New Jersey state court by a Sirius XM subscriber. Jeffrey Parrella said he received a flyer offering three years of service for $99.  But when he tried to sign up for the service, SiriusXM only offered one year for $60.

Parrella accepted the offer but stated he wanted the mail order offer. The complaint accused SiriusXM of violating the New Jersey Consumer Fraud Act. The satellite giant filed to have the matter removed to federal court in July.

Now, Sirius XM is seeking to move the lawsuit into arbitration, citing a clause in the customer agreement. The radio giant urged the court on Friday to toss the proposed class action and compel arbitration. Sirius XM argues Parrella should be bound by the he signed, which features an arbitration clause.

A shows Sirius arguing that fact.

“There can be no credible dispute that plaintiff’s claims … fall within the scope of the customer agreement’s broad arbitration provision covering ‘any legal or equitable claim relating to the service, the site, or [plaintiff’s] subscription or this agreement.”

Sirius XM says the defendant received a hard copy of the customer agreement with the clause in his welcome kit. The agreement says customers are legally bound to its terms if they do not notify Sirius XM of intent to cancel within three business days of the start of the plan.

“Plaintiff did not contact Sirius XM within this time period — or at any other time before or after his twelve-month select service subscription began on Feb. 8, 2018 — to cancel his subscription, or to discuss the customer agreement or his account in any way.”

SiriusXM adds that the plaintiff continued to enjoy their services after the plan he bought expired. He is still a customer and pays a monthly bill for the service. SiriusXM says a valid arbitration agreement exists because Parrella chose not to cancel his subscription and in fact, continues to enjoy its services.

Colts GM "Bothered" Andrew Luck’s Botched Retirement Announcement

Last weekend, Andrew Luck didn’t quite get to celebrate his retirement from the NFL as well as he’d hoped to when a source within the organization leaked the news before he had a chance to announce it, leading to a series boos from his own fans when he walked f the Colts’ Lucas Oil Stadium as a player fora final time.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter, who broke the news last Saturday night, revealed that while the news came as a surprise, it was actually ficial and known throughout the Colts organization for about a week.

“What’s shocking to me is that the information didn’t come out sooner,” Schefter lamented on The Dan Le Batard Show. “Honestly, I feel bad that it took as long as it did to get the information out. And there were people in the Colts’ organization that knew during the week. There were players that were told Thursday. There were players that were told Friday. There were players who knew. The owner knew. The GM knew. The head coach knew. Teammates knew.” 

Schefter goes on to add that the team continued to delay the announcement which led to an eventual leak. But, Schefter isn’t the only person perturbed by the circumstances with the squad’s general manager, Chris Ballard, telling reporter Zak Keeferthat it’s been”hard to track down” the mole.

“It bothers me, I’d be lying to you if I said it didn’t bother me. But that’s been hard to track down.”

#DXCLUSIVE: Trae Tha Truth Preps "Exhale" LP With Title Track

HipHopDX Premiere – Trae Tha Truth is preparing to blow the lid off his Exhale album on Friday (August 23). Ahead of its release, the Houston native has shared the title track from the project.

Produced by Jove Beats, the song is intended to deliver a healthy taste of what to expect from the impending 12-track effort.

“This is the intro to the album that will set the tone,” Trae tells HipHopDX. “It basically prepares you for what the project is about.”

Exhale serves as the follow-up to the aptly titled Hometown Hero album he dropped last year.

Thanks to his humanitarian efforts during the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey, he received key to the city of Houston.

Listen to “Exhale” above and pre-order the album here. 

WWE Reveals Undertaker’s Return To SmackDown Live

The Undertaker will be back on television in the very near future, as the WWE has announced two separate dates when The Deadman will be making his presence felt

According to WWE, The Phenom will first return to SmackDown Live when the WWE Superstars invade Madison Square Garden on September 10. It remains to be seen what Taker will be doing on the show, but it’s worth noting that event marks the last before the “Clash Of Champions” PPV on Sunday, September 15.

Additionally, Undertaker will be among the many superstars on hand for the 20th anniversary SmackDown reunion, scheduled for the Fox premiere on October 4. That move was always expected, as the WWE will want to boost ratings as much as possible for the first SmackDown on Fox, but his inclusion on the September 10 episode is much more mysterious.

As noted by Dave Meltzer Wrestling Observer Radio, WWE didn’t book Taker for the MSG show just to sell tickets, so it’ll be interesting to see what role he’ll play on the show.

“Another interesting thing is The Undertaker is going to be on the September 10th SmackDown show which to me, I mean the big thing is that they want that big show on October 4th Friday on Fox. It’s like why would you put Undertaker on SmackDown three weeks before this big show because it’s like the second time seeing The Undertaker in three weeks it’s not that big a deal.”

“He’s not on the September 15th pay-per-view Clash Of Champions] card from what I’m told. I mean, obviously with the way WWE goes that could change tomorrow, but he’s not, but he’s booked on both those SmackDown] shows. SmackDown tickets aren’t doing well at MSG, but that’s not the reason he’s booked. So, whatever.”

WWE King Of The Ring Tournament Bracket Unveiled

WWE’s “King Of The Ring” tournament will return next Monday, August 19, marking the first time the event has taken place since 2015.

The tournament will take place over the next several weeks, featuring 16 WWE superstars – eight from Raw and eight from SmackDown. That said, each side the bracket will feature a mix wrestlers from both the red and blue brands, so there’s no guarantee that the final will feature “Raw vs SmackDown,” per se. 

WWE finally revealed the bracket on Friday afternoon, so without further adieu:

WWE King Of The Ring Tournament Bracket Unveiled

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Old school wrestling fans will recall that the King Of The Ring was once a popular PPV event in itself, but it ultimately got lost in the shuffle during the ’90s as WWE grew to include other PPV events throughout the year. Here’s hoping that whoever wins the 2019 tournament gets a significant push and helps catapult this event into something meaningful once gain.

Again, the festivities will kick f on the August 19 edition Raw. The eight first round matchups will likely take place over the course two weeks on August 19/20 and August 26/27, leaving the second round for the week September 2, and the semi-finals on the week September 9.

If that’s how WWE plays it, and they should, the King Of The Ring champion will be crowned at the Clash Champions PPV at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte on September 15. 

Subway Announces New Beyond Meat Meatball Sub

Subway is taking a big step towards plant-based meats. The sandwich chain has just announced a new partnership with Los Angeles-based company Beyond Meat. 

Starting in September, Subway will be debuting the new “Beyond Meatball Marinara sub,” in over six-hundred locations across the US and Canada. The sandwich is a variation on the traditional meatball sub. It will even feature the same sauce and cheese; however, the meat used this time around will be entirely plant-based. With twenty-four grams protein, it contains the same amount as the original sub as well.

Beyond Meat has been growing more popular by the day. Since going public in May, the companies stock has seen a 550% increase in value. They have also announced partnerships with Dunkin’, Del Taco and TGI Fridays.

Len Van Popering, Subway’s chief brand and innovation ficer, recently said in a statement, “Our guests want to feel good about what they eat and they also want to indulge in new flavors. With our new plant-based Beyond Meatball Marinara sub, we are giving them the best both worlds.”

You can read more about the deal at Beyond Meat’s website. Be on the lookout for the sub because as now, it is a limited time only release.

David Ortiz Released From Hospital, Will Continue Rehab In Dominican Republic

Boston Red Sox supporters can breathe a long sigh relief with the knowledge that David Ortiz has been released from Massachusetts General Hospital yesterday, as per ESPN’s Enrique Rojas. While the purported motives behind the attack that led to his hospitalization are hard to discern, news David Ortiz’ safe return home is most certainly a fitting endnote to this month-long debacle. 

“David has been home since Friday,” a member Ortiz’ family told Rojas. “At home he will be assisted by full-time nurses and will be visited regularly by his personal doctor. He will continue to undergo all the treatment and rehabilitation necessary to recuperate from his recent injury and surgeries.”

David Ortiz Released From Hospital, Will Continue Rehab In Dominican Republic

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Since being struck by a hitman in his native DR, Ortiz has undergone a total surgeries to repair the laceration, the last which occurring two weeks ago. Local authorities have arrested a whopping 14 individuals in connection with the shooting incident. The spiel making the rounds is that Ortiz wasn’t the intended target the hitman. The intended target was said to have possibly slept with the maiden a local kingpin. Rumor has it, the unsuccessful hit cost the kingpin $30,000 American, f the rip. Rumor has it….

Parra x Nike SB Sneaker Pack Drops This Week: Release Details

Parra and Nike have plans to release two special edition sneaker collabs later this week, featuring the Nike SB Dunk Low and the Nike SB Blazer Low.

Nike Skateboarding has confirmed that both collaborative kicks will be available first at select skate shops on Friday, July 26, and then through SNKRS on Saturday, July 27 at 10am ET. The Dunks will retail for $100, while the Blazers are priced at $85.

Similar to the two limited edition Parra collabs that released last year, both the Blazer Low and Dunk Low feature the Dutch artist’s familiar multicolor artwork.

The sneakers are built on white leather uppers accompanied by shades red, pink and blue around the inner lining and tongue tag. Additionally, they come equipped with three overlapping chenille Nike swooshes in red, pink and blue, with matching “SB” and “PARRA” branding on the heel tab.

Take a closer look at both silhouettes in the IG posts embedded below. 

"Game Of Thrones" Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Defends Showrunners From Haters

To call Game Of Thrones’ final season hated would be an understatement, given the sheer vitriol and rampant backlash. At the center said hate are showrunners David Benif and Dan Weiss, who have since fallen f the face the Earth. Though they are scheduled to appear at the upcoming Thrones Comic-Con Panel on Friday, Jule 19th, actor Nikolaj Coster Waldau has since spoken up in their defense during an appearance at Con Of Thrones. 

"Game Of Thrones" Actor Nikolaj Coster-Waldau Defends Showrunners From Haters

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Alongside actors Jerome Flynn, Miltos Yerolemou, and Hannah Murray, Coster Waldau took questions about the series for nearly an hour, and it wasn’t long before the elephant in the room was brought up. “Every season has been intense in terms the attention and discussion, but it was extraordinarily intense for a final season,” explains Coster-Waldau, who turned in a standout performance as Jaime Lannister. “And we have this WhatsApp group, the actors, and I saw some people getting a little upset because some the stuff is vicious…It’s just fun for you, but course some got a little upset. There was that kind weird feeling , ‘What the hell? We worked so hard. I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry, by the way. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying how it was to get through that whole thing.”

“For anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators the show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested all, and to for a second think that they didn’t spend the last 10 years thinking about how they were going to end it is kind silly,” he said, during an appearance at another panel. “And also know that they too read the comments. And it is, even though you sit on your own and go, ‘Fucking stupid writers. Assholes.’ They really ― like everyone on ‘Game Thrones,’ every single person and there are thousands ― we worked our asses f to make the best show we could for the ending.”

For more from Nikolaj, be sure to check out the full panel video below. Are you feeling salty about how GoT concluded?

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez’s Grammy Dress

Concepts has teamed up with Versace for a special edition colorway the Versace Chain Reaction inspired by the green dress Jennifer Lopez wore to the 2000 Grammy Awards.

As a nod to that silk chiffon jungle-themed dress, the kicks come decked out in a vibrant green nylon upper with the familiar bulky white sole beneath it all.

 

The Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction, priced at $1,075, will reportedly be available in-store at both Concepts and Versace stores starting at 10am ET on Friday, July 19. The kicks will also be available online at 11am ET in both men’s and women’s sizes, with an Online Raffle scheduled for Tuesday, July 16 from 12-6pm ET on CNCPTS.com.

Continue scrolling for a detailed look at the pricey collab.

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

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Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction/Concepts

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction/Concepts

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction/Concepts

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction/Concepts

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction/Concepts

Concepts x Versace Chain Reaction Nods To Jennifer Lopez's Grammy Dress

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This Year’s "Amazon Prime Day" Special Set To Be Longest Ever

The fifth installment “Amazon Prime Day” is around the corner, and this time around, it’s set to be the longest-running variation thus far. Should you be unaware what “Prime Day” entails, picture a “Black Friday” sorts, strictly for Amazon Prime users. Beginning on Monday, July 15th, “Prime Day” will be fering up over one million deals, according to CNN. Apparently, Alexa devices will be massively discounted, so should you be looking to engage in a few “Her”-esque fantasies, mark your calendars accordingly.

This Year's "Amazon Prime Day" Special Set To Be Longest Ever

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Unlike previous installments the discount extravaganza, this year’s “Prime Day” will extend for a solid forty-eight hours. Be sure to prepare your credit cards accordingly, and should you be on the fence joining Prime, let this be the wake-up call you need. With the company already calling it the “biggest global shopping event ever,” you’d be unwise to sleep on some the imminent deals.

Not to mention, the massive success “Prime Day” comes complete with ripple-effect benefits. In efforts to meet the competition, many additional retailers have moved to match Amazon with deals their own. Yet Amazon remains a true sales juggernaut, and the numbers, while undisclosed, cast a looming shadow all the same. Are you looking forward to this year’s 48-hour Prime Day? 

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Kawhi Leonard On What Finals Title Would Mean to Canada: "I’m Not Really Sure"

Kawhi Leonard is notoriously unbothered f the court.

After Leonard led the Toronto Raptors to their third win the NBA Finals championship series Friday night, the star admitted in a press conference that he’s not really too sure what a championship win would mean for Toronto or Canada as a whole for that matter. 

“I’m really not sure,” he responded when prompted. “I guess you really have to ask somebody on the street or one our fans. I’m pretty sure it’s a long time waiting, they’re going to be excited. They’re already excited, just us being here for the first time. They were going crazy after the Eastern Conference Finals. I don’t know. There’s no tellin’. You gotta ask, like I said, a fan or somebody that’s been livin’ in Canada for a while. I know they’re going to be super excited. I don’t know. We’ll see.”

His rather toned down response is pretty well-warranted considering that Kawhi has only been with the team for one season, impressively leading the squad to such heights within the span that time. Nevertheless, it would signal the first time the Larry O’Brien trophy would find a home north the US-Canadian border.

The Raptors have the chance to make that a reality when they face f with the Warriors on Game 5 on Monday (June 10th). They led the series 3-1. 

Tyrann Mathieu Was The Victim Of A $5M Extortion Plot From Family Member

Tyrann Mathieu was recently signed by the Kansas City Chiefs and while he is probably excited to start his tenure with one the most exciting teams in the AFC, he now has to deal with some pretty serious family drama. According to a new report from ESPN, a family member close to Mathieu by the name  Geourvon Keinell Sears, tried to extort the safety for upwards $5 million. 

New documents from the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District Louisiana, say that Sears asked Mathieu to pay him $1.5 million back in April and eventually asked for $5 million. Sears allegedly claimed that he would reach out to TMZ with damning information about Mathieu if he didn’t pay the money. He also allegedly sent a text to Mathieu’s friends saying “I want 1.5 million by Friday or I am going to kill all you all.” On top this, Sears reportedly told the Chiefs safety’s agent that he would make a sexual misconduct allegation against Mathieu.

Sears was arrested and thrown in jail although he was released on $25,000 bond. Sears will be back in court on June 21st and if he’s convicted, he could face up to 20 years in jail.

Stay tuned for updates on this case.

Sage Northcutt KO’d 29 Seconds Into ONE Championship Debut: Video

Sage Northcutt’s debut in ONE Championship lasted all 29 seconds, as Cosmo Alexandre floored the former UFC fighter with a stiff right hand during Friday’s ONE Championship 96 event in Singapore. 

Entering the event, Alexandre (8-1) told MMA Junkie that he wasn’t too concerned with Northcutt – and he proved why on Friday.

“I know that’s he’s young, strong, explosive and athletic,” Alexandre told MMA Junkie. “He used to fight in the UFC, but I’ve fought everyone in muay Thai. I fought Yodsanklai Fairtex twice. I fought the best. So this is just another fight. There’s nothing special here. I simply don’t want to lose.

“I’m training to win, regardless my opponent. I haven’t fought MMA in some time, but I’m not too concerned.”

Northcutt, 23, walked away from UFC following three straight wins over the likes Zak Ottow, Thibault Gouti and Michel Quinones. 

Buying This Jordan 1 Low Could Help You Secure The Travis Scott Air Jordan 1

This Saturday, May 11, the highly coveted Travis Scott Air Jordan 1 will collab release at select retailers and boutiques across the country and you’ll need plenty luck (or a solid connect) to get your hands on a pair.

While most stores will be distributing the Cactus Jack 1s your standard raffle procedure, New Orleans-based sneaker boutique Sneaker Politics is making things a little more interesting. You’ll just need a little bit that Charlie Bucket luck.

On Friday, May 10, Sneaker Politics will be releasing their Jordan 1 Low collab, limited to just 504 pairs as a nod to the NOLA area code. Select pairs will come with a golden ticket – and that ticket will give you access to purchase the Travis Scott Air Jordan 1.

Sneaker Politics will also be releasing La Flame’s AJ1 collab a standard raffle, but you can increase your chances securing a pair by showing up to their Block Party on Friday, May 10 and purchasing a pair Jordan 1 Low Politics.

Check out more images the kicks and release details in the IG post embedded below.