Chargers Owner Addresses Rumors That The Team Is Moving To London

For years, the Chargers were always San Diego’s team as they built up quite the fanbase in the city. Over the years though, it seemed like the team just wasn’t ble there anymore and they ended up moving to Los Angeles where they have almost zero real fans. If you’re in Los Angeles, you’re already a Rams fan so there is no reason to really cheer for the Chargers. These factors have caused a whole bunch rumors to float around, including one from The Athletic that states the team could be moving to London, England next year.

Chargers owner Dean Spanos was asked about the report and he gave a pretty quick and swift response to it all. “It’s total f**king bulls**t, OK?” Spanos said. “We’re not going to London. We’re not going anywhere. We’re playing in Los Angeles. This is our home. This is where I’m planning to be for a long f**king time. Period.”

If the Chargers were to move anywhere, it would most likely be back to San Diego as the fans are clamoring for their team back. For now, things aren’t working out too well in Los Angeles but you never know, there is time to turn things around.

As for London, the NFL has been throwing around this idea for a while but it might take a while before it ever comes to fruition.

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Summer Walker & London On Da Track’s Baby Mama Take Their Beef To Instagram

A situation that’s all too familiar and far too childish is taking place between Summer Walker and her man, London On Da Track’s baby mother. We can’t confirm exactly how it started, but Eboni’s Instagram story is full shots at Summer calling her “weird” and threatening to put a restraining order on her to stay away from her and London’s daughter. 

Summer Walker & London On Da Track's Baby Mama Take Their Beef To Instagram
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The public diss has sparked a response from the “I’ll Kill You” singer who’s now posted a response to Eboni. “Yo I will fly your broke ass out to come sit and talk to me face to face like a WOMAN. Your obsessed with me, all you do is talk ABOUT ME, come talk TO ME. I been wanting to take you to dinner cause I have NO issue with you. Like I’ve literally done NOTHING to you,” Summer wrote. 

“You really pressed cause you not over London but we don’t have to get into that. But stop the clout chasing…” Eboni’s response was a suggestion for Summer to have her “own baby” and stay away from London’s. 

The duo’s relationship looks to be stronger than ever and Eboni’s request for Summer to stay away is a bit a stretch considering. We’ll have to see if London responds to the drama. 

Summer Walker’s "Over It" Logs Biggest Streaming Week Ever For A Female R&B Artist

This week, Summer Walker launches at No. 2 on the Billboard 200  charts, logging a total 134,000 equivalent album units for the first week her debut Over It studio album.

It marks the biggest week in units earned for an R&B album by a female artist in over three years with the last project by a female R&B artist to earn a greater number being Beyonce‘s Lemonade which earned 202,000 units in 2016 during its third week on the list.

Summer Walker's "Over It" Logs Biggest Streaming Week Ever For A Female R&B Artist

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Similar to its hip-hop counterparts, the 134,000 total was largely comprised streaming equivalent units as 119,000 came from streaming activity, translating to 154.7 million on-demand audio streams, making it the largest streaming week ever for an R&B album by a woman. Among all acts, it comes in second only to The Weeknd‘s Starboy, which earned 175.2 million on-demand streams in its debut week.

Executive produced by London On Da Track,  the effort arrived last week Walker’s LVRN/Interscope deal and marked just her second full-length fering since breaking onto the scene around this time last year with her Last Day Of Summer EP. Next up, Walker is scheduled to embark on a headlining run that will kick f in the UK next week before returning to the states to conclude in her hometown Atlanta in December.

 

Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

Supreme and Vans have teamed up yet again, this time for a three-pack Vans SK8-Hi Pro collabs.

Each the three sneakers feature a premium suede and canvas upper with an embroidered “Fuck The World” graphic on the ankle collar, leather lining, and the familiar vulcanized waffle outsole.

The Sk8-Hi Pros are fered in black, blue with yellow detailing, and cream with a black and white checkered pattern. All three are equipped with crisp, white midsoles along with red Vans tags on the heel.

Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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The Supreme x Vans Sk8-Hi Pro collection will be available this Thursday, October 10 exclusively through Supreme’s online shop, as well as Supreme locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, London and Paris. The pack will also drop in Japan on Saturday.

Continue scrolling for a closer look at all three collabs.

Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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Supreme x Vans "F*ck The World" Collection Drops This Week: Official Photos

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AEG Facilities and SMG Officially Merge to Form ASM Global

Just hours ago, SMG and AEG Facilities announced that they had finally completed their merger.  Introducing ASM Global.

In the process, the live concert giants have established a new company called ASM Global, which will manage more than 300 venues across the world in North and South America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.  These venues include Soldier Field in Chicago, the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai, and Manchester Arena in the United Kingdom, among many others.

The new company will have its headquarters in Los Angeles, with key offices as well in the Philadelphia area, along with London and Manchester in the United Kingdom, Brisbane in Australia and Sao Paulo in Brazil.  Its president and CEO will be Bob Newman, who was the president of AEG Facilities, which was the venue management subsidiary of Anschutz Entertainment Group.

Wes Westley, who was the CEO of SMG, will be responsible for the “seamless integration” of the two companies. However, what his future role at the new company will be, if any at all, has not yet been announced.

The merging of the two companies was initially announced this past February.

It does not include certain properties and areas in Los Angeles, London, Berlin, and Hamburg, which are owned by AEG or currently under development by them. Both the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.K. Competition and Markets Authority approved the merger.

Newman said that the merger would establish “a new standard of excellence in managing live experiences” and “an exciting new chapter in our industry.” He added that the merger would bring together the expertise of both companies to maximize the potential of the world’s leading venues.

Westley also commented about the merger. He said that he was proud to lead a company such as SMG. He further said that ASM Global will provide additional value and services to its customers and that they are ready to seamlessly integrate the two companies.

Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

Supreme’s Fall/Winter 2019 collection will include yet another Nike sneaker collaboration, once again featuring the Nike SB Dunk Low silhouette.

There are three different Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Lows in the works, including the following colorways: “Black/Metallic Silver,” “Metallic Gold/Metallic Gold-Navy-White” and “Varsity Red/Varsity Red-White-Black.”

Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Each the Supreme x Nike SB Dunk Lows are constructed a smooth leather upper with a metallic leather toe panel, Zoom Air unit in the heel, rubber outsole and jewel swooshes. Supreme branding appears near the heel and co-branded insoles round out the look.

The trio Supreme Dunks will be available this Thursday, September 5 online and in-store at Supreme’s locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Los Angeles, London and Paris. Each colorway is priced at $110.

Continue scrolling for the ficial images.

Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Supreme Announces Nike SB Dunk Low Pack: Release Info

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Terrorism Suspect In Ariana Grande Manchester Arena Bombing Faces 22 Counts of Murder

The brother and alleged accomplice of the man who killed 22 people—and injured more than 250 others—by igniting a bomb outside an Ariana Grande concert has denied the 22 murder charges that he’s currently facing.

Prosecutors plan to argue that this individual — 22-year-old Hashem Abedi — directly aided and contributed to the bombing. Abedi’s brother was killed in the blast, which took place in Manchester, England, in 2017.

Prior to being extradited to England earlier this week, Hashem Abedi was jailed in Libya, his parents’ home country, having fled the U.K. following the bombing.  While in a Tripoli prison, Abedi signed a written confession that detailed and confirmed his part in the planning and execution of the attack.  Now, back in England, Abedi’s lawyer argues that his client was tortured and forced to sign the admission of guilt.

Abedi’s initial trial was brief — no more than 15 minutes, according to firsthand accounts — and consisted of Abedi confirming his name and British nationality.  A bail hearing is currently planned for July 22nd, but experts have indicated that it’s unlikely Abedi will be allowed to post bond or bail, given that he is a serious flight risk.

Regardless of his case’s result, Abedi is expected to reveal previously unknown details of the suicide bombing’s planning and precise motive, and police and antiterrorism professionals will then use that knowledge to prevent future attacks.

This suicide bombing was one of several high-profile terrorist attacks that were carried out in England in 2017.  That same year, civilians on the Westminster Bridge and the London Bridge were targeted by terrorists, who used vehicles to ram bystanders before exiting and stabbing individuals.

As a result of the U.K.’s subsequent anti-terrorism efforts, many would-be attackers have been stopped prior to carrying out their plans. Here’s to hoping that all such tragedies can be prevented in the future.

APA Hits Back at Sexual Abuse Allegations, Calling Them 'A Shakedown'

APA, a prominent talent agency that has offices in Los Angeles, New York, Atlanta, Nashville, Toronto, and London, has vehemently denied allegations of sexual misconduct.

APA officials stated, in no unclear terms, that the claims set forth by the individual are false.

The company has flatly claimed that the purported victim fabricated the allegations as part of a scheme to extort money from APA.

The former employee, who is a female and remains unidentified, claims that she was sexually harassed for the entirety of her APA tenure, which spanned from 2015 to 2018. The woman stated that APA’s workplace culture and top-to-bottom corporate cooperation made it possible for female employees to be harassed and propositioned.

The employee also said that she departed the company after refusing to engage in sexual activity with a higher-up.

In firing back and denying the allegations, APA said that the former employee fabricated evidence of sexual harassment during her time with the organization. The woman was accused of launching the accusations in an unsuccessful effort to secure a pay raise.

In response to her lawyers’ claims that she possesses damning emails and texts sent by APA execs, APA has stated that the former employee has a history of falsifying images and text message logs,

APA, in a testament to their apparent belief that the former employee’s claims are without merit, has pushed to have the lawsuit tried in a court. From there, APA believes that they will be able to swiftly disprove the allegations.

Workplace sexual harassment is clearly unacceptable, but at the same time, so is making false allegations of harassment. As arbitration approaches, additional information and facts will undoubtedly come to light. Perhaps an informed and objective conclusion can then be reached by musicians, talent agency professionals, and fans.

Ari Lennox Bashes Zara’s London Location For Accusing Her Of Stealing Clothes

Ari Lennox’s London visit didn’t bring about the best experience since the “Shea Butter Baby” singer was shopping at Oxford Circus’ Zara location and was accused stealing, leading to a dramatic situation at the store. Ari first sent out a tweet that detailed her poor experience in the clothing store. “Zara in London on Oxford street had the most racist and disrespectful customer service I’ve experienced awhile. And the manager’s excuse for their evil attitudes was “sorry our workers are tired” tf?” she wrote.

Ari Lennox Bashes Zara's London Location For Accusing Her Of Stealing Clothes
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Things must have taken a dramatic turn since Ari’s tweets that followed detailed how she was accused stealing, despite the fact that she bought $400 worth things. “Yo now @Zara is accusing me stealing!!!!!”

She added: “Man I wish after spending 400 dollars at Zara that I would steal a bralette that I’ve never seen in my life! The triff lady ringing me up either accidentally placed the item in my bag or it was intentional. The security guard demanded I pay for the item or they’d call the police.”

It seems as though Ari got out the situation and by no surprise at all, she’s returning the merchandise she bought. “Definitely returning all this shit tomorrow,” she wrote

City Girls’ "Act Up" Dominates Rhythmic Songs Airplay Chart

The City Girls’ “Act Up” smash ficially climbed to the No. 1 slot the Rhythmic Songs airplay chart for the week ending in July 6th after the cut experienced an increase 15% in plays.

As the track itself climbed to the penthouse suite, cementing the duo’s undeniable relevance in the mainstream at the moment, they also earned their third total entry on the charts as London On Da Track ‘s “Throw Fits,” which features a verse from Yung Miami, debuts on the same chart at No. 36. 

Billboard notes that “Act Up” is well on its way to a No. 1 slot on other charts as well judging by his current trajectory. On the Rap Airplay chart, the track sits at No. 2 with a 7% jump in its audience while sliding up to No. 3 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay chart despite a recorded decrease 2%, earning an audience 20.5 million.

Such numbers only further serve to bolster a fruitful homecoming for one-half the duo, JT, who is set for her release from federal incarceration in the coming months. It was around this time last year that the Miami-bred rapper began to serve a year-long sentence for her conviction on fraudulent credit card charges.

 

UK Competition Watchdog Aims to Have Viagogo Found in Contempt

Earlier this week, and in a surprise ruling, the Council of State ordered the Italian Competition Authority (AGCM) to return a €1 million ($1.1 million) fine to Viagogo.

The London-based secondary ticketing platform it remains legally obligated to disclose actual ticket face values and specific seating areas.

The Council of State stated Viagogo isn’t responsible for information provided by individual ticket resellers. AGCM’s original ruling would’ve also affected online retailers, including Amazon and eBay.

As expected, not everyone was happy about the fine.  While Viagogo executives likely celebrated, TicketOne, a leading Italian ticket provider, denounced the overturned fine.  In a statement, the company stated it would work tirelessly to assure the AGCM applies consumer-protection laws to secondary ticket-resale sites.

Yet, while the secondary ticketing platform scored a major victory over in Italy, it may have to finally face the music back home.

UK watchdog goes all-in against Viagogo.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has sent a stern warning to the beleaguered ticketing platform.

Following repeated warnings to comply with UK consumer law, the British competition regulator will now seek to have a federal court find Viagogo in contempt.

The CMA sent a “letter before action.”  Should the ticketing platform again fail to change its ways – and finally comply with British law – the contempt process would start.

Previously, Viagogo’s top executives “agreed” with demands to change its fraudulent business practices.  The company would’ve gone to court in November 2018.  The CMA had presented a legally binding court order to ensure this happened.

Unfortunately, Viagogo has refused to change its fraudulent and misleading ways, prompting the letter before action.

Speaking about the new court process, Andrea Coscelli, the CMA’s Chief Executive, explained,

After the CMA repeatedly raised concerns with Viagogo, and also took the time needed to give proper consideration to the findings of an independent review of [the ticketing platform’s] compliance, we’re very concerned that it still hasn’t done what it was ordered to do.

Summarizing the action, he added,

We’re now taking the next step in legal action to ask a court to find [the ticketing platform] in contempt.

Responding to the move, the company said it was “surprised” by the action.  After reaching a deal with the CMA last year, Viagogo allegedly returned £400,000 ($503,360) to customers.

Spinning the letter of action, a company spokesperson said,

We will continue to work closely with the CMA, as we have been for the past year, to ensure we are offering the best possible consumer experience and protections in the UK.

 


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Nipsey Hussle’s Family & Lauren London Earn Apology From The Crips

The ongoing battle to find out who will own the phrase “The Marathon Continues” has ficially come to an end with the Crips gang realizing they had done wrong by one their brothers. They had been embroiled in a legal war against Blacc Sam, the brother Nipsey Hussle, in order to file a legal trademark for “The Marathon Continues.” The slogan was used during Nipsey Hussle’s life and when he passed away this year, it became one the main phrases associated with his character. The Crips had tried to gain ownership the slogan but they have ficially given up and apologized to Sam and other members Nip’s family.

As reported by The Blast, the ficial company formed by the street gang, Crips LLC, has told the Asghedom family and Lauren London that they will not be trying to trademark the TMC phrase for future use. In addition to the surrendering their legal battle, the Crips also “respectively vow to support the wishes Lauren London and the Asghedom family.”

Nipsey Hussle's Family & Lauren London Earn Apology From The Crips
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William King Hollis, a spokesperson for the Crips, has issued the following statement: “We realize that our actions may have been fensive and we have reached out to his family, respectively Nips sister, Samantha Smith. We are deeply sorry for any disruptions and melee that the trademark acquisition may have caused to his family, friends and fans.”

Hopefully, Nipsey Hussle can rest in peace now that his family will have control his most popular slogan. The Marathon truly Continues.

Viagogo Successfully Defeats a Staggering €1M Fine In Italy

Viagogo, a prominent ticket-resale website, has successfully defended itself against a staggering €1 million ($1.13 million) fine that was issued by Italy’s Autorita Garante della Concorrenza e del Mercato (AGCM).

The fine, which totaled more than $340,000 when issued in April of 2017, was later bumped up to the aforementioned number.

The London-based ticket-resale business, which was founded in 2006, vigorously denied the charges made by the AGCM, including that Viagogo is legally obligated to inform consumers of tickets’ face values and the specific seating areas that they provide access to.

Viagogo’s appeal was heard by the Council of State, which stated that Viagogo is not responsible for the information provided by each third-party user — i.e., the ticket reseller. Had Viagogo been unable to overturn the ruling, it’s possible that other sales websites, including Amazon and eBay, would have become liable for the details offered — or not offered— by their users.

Viagogo released a statement that claimed, in effect, satisfaction with the ruling, and a legitimate desire to work closely with the AGCM to protect Italian consumers moving forward.

TicketOne, the leading provider of tickets in Italy, denounced the overturned fine and stated that they would work tirelessly to assure that the AGCM applies consumer-protection laws to secondary ticket-resale sites. TicketOne is based out of Italy and was founded in 1998.

It’ll be interesting to see whether or not TicketOne is able to reverse this appeal. In the meantime, it looks as though the many customers who use Viagogo can rest easy. Furthermore, as was alluded to, Viagogo’s victory in the Italian courts is also a victory for each and every website that allows third-party users to sell items. It’d be exponentially more difficult to operate if all user-posted product listings had to be checked for accuracy and specificity.

Of course, this remains a fluid situation, with Viagogo facing heavy scrutiny — and downright hate — from European consumers, regulators, and competitors.

7digital Says It Needs to Raise $5.7MM In a Month or It's Going Bankrupt

B2B digital music services provider 7Digital could be facing bankruptcy without a last-minute cash injection.

The UK B2B company says it is highly likely it will enter administration by July 31st without the funding.

7digital expected to issue more shares to raise the cash, but investors have now rejected the last-ditch proposal. With shareholders rejecting the bid, fundraising efforts are looking pretty grim.

Notes from the meeting posted today (Thursday) explain that the company’s directors are looking to engage relevant shareholders to get their support.

“The failure of the Resolution numbered 7 to be passed by Shareholders at the General Meeting, therefore, creates greater execution risk for any subsequent equity raise (a “Follow-on Financing”) by the Company since further shareholder approval would be required to implement this.

Clearly, the Directors are extremely disappointed with this unsatisfactory outcome and therefore intend to engage with the relevant Shareholders, where possible, to secure their support for a Follow-on Financing.”

eMusic president Tamir Koch has offered $1.6 million of the $5.5 million needed.

eMusic is planning a mass market distribution project using 7digital’s blockchain platform. But eMusic may not be in the best financial position to offer another struggling company money.

Last October, eMusic faced accusations of refusing to .  Various labels and distributors, including The Orchard, Naxos, and others removed their content from the platform over the non-payment dispute.

Shares of 7digital have fallen 3.1% since the notice went live on the group’s website.

Don Cruickshank and Eric Cohen are also stepping down as directors of 7 digital. The company has appointed Tamir Koch and David Lazarus to the board. Mark Foster will act as interim chairman of the company for now.

In March, 7digital abruptly ended its partnership with Juke, a German-owned streaming music service. Despite a settlement of $4.5 million, 7digital still remains cash strapped.

Supreme x Air Jordan 14 Pack Releasing Today: Purchase Link

Supreme’s next Air Jordan collabs – taking shape in the form an Air Jordan 14 – will be releasing Supreme’s online shop today, June 13. Each Supreme Air Jordan XIV will retail for $248.

As always the kicks will be extremely limited, but you can attempt to cop a pair the link provided below starting at 11am ET.

The collaboration comes in two colorways – white/black/red and black/royal – both which are equipped with rounded silver studs and Supreme branding across the top the tongue, as well as on the heel and Ferrari-inspired logo on the ankle. The kicks will also be available Supreme’s locations in Brooklyn, Manhattan, Los Angeles, London and Paris.

Supreme sneaker collabs are traditionally among the most coveted drops the year in the sneaker world, and that holds especially true when the streetwear icons teams up with Jordan Brand. The last time Supreme released an Air Jordan collab was back in 2015, when they unleashed a trio Air Jordan 5s. Each those kicks are still selling for upwards $650 at consignment shops like Flight Club.