In the aftermath Kobe Bryant’s tragic death, his former teammates, coaches, opponents, fans and celebrities have all come forth with their favorite memories and stories involving the late, great Laker legend. Among them, ‘Entourage’ cast members Jerry Ferrara and Kevin Connolly, who recently recalled a classic Kobe story from back in 2005 when they were filming at Staples Center.
Ferrara took to instagram during Sunday night’s NBA All Star Game to share the text message from Connolly, explaining how they won $800 from the Black Mamba all those years ago.
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According to the two actors, their Kobe encounter took place prior to a Lakers game in ’05, during the time when Bryant was recovery from an ankle sprain. Despite being in a walking boot, the Black Mamba was willing to bet Ferrara and Connolly that he could drain a left-handed shot from half court for $100. Bryant missed, fered to do double or nothing, then missed again before walking f the court.
As seen in the text messages shared by Ferrara, both he and Connolly felt that their interaction with Kobe was better than any money they might have won from the bet, so they didn’t even bring it up. To their surprise, a dude tapped them on the shoulder midway through the second quarter and handed them an envelope stuffed with eight $100 bills, from Kobe.
Check out their full recollection events in the text messages embedded below.
SingerKelis has revealed that a 20th anniversary reissue her debut Kaleidoscope album is set to arrive on February 21st, with a physical release to follow on March 6th.
New selects will include a Neptunes remix “Caught Out There” along with several edits and mixes “Get Along With You.” The release is outfitted as an entire experience as those copping the physical copy can expect to receive a translucent orange vinyl disc while Kelis also prepares to tour the album across Europe and the United Kingdom in March.
The new announcement arrives on the heels anew revelation fromthe songstress that her-then label bosses Pharrell and Chad Hugo reportedly failed to pay her her full royalties for all projects produced by The Neptunes.
“I was told we were going to split the whole thing 33/33/33, which we didn’t do,” she told The Guardian. According to Kelis, she never noticed that he wasn’t getting paid because the money she was making from touring.
“Just the fact that I wasn’t poor felt like enough”, she added. “Their argument is: ‘Well, you signed it.’ I’m like: ‘Yeah, I signed what I was told, and I was too young and too stupid to double-check it.’”
Jeff Gebhart Prairie Village, Kansas is fering $25,000 to anyone who can help him find a girlfriend, as reported by Complex.
The 47-year-old Kansas man launched the website DateJeffG.com to announce the proposition: “I’m single, and I don’t want to go back to the normal, app-based dating stuff,” Gebhart explains on the site. “I think that a lot people treat each other pretty poorly through that, and it’s a toxic community. I kinda have a choice there, and I’m choosing not to do that…I’m trying to develop a better way, and I think this is it.”
As part the deal, he’s fering to make $25,000 donation to a no-kill dog shelter or charity.
“I don’t need a person to complete me, but I’m looking for a person with qualities that will allow us to complement each other,” Gebhart writes. “I’d like to find someone who is fun, easy to spend time with, someone who is confident, driven, shares the same interests as I and has a zest for life. Funny, goy, and doesn’t take themselves too seriously.”
The logistics the deal are as follows: The earnings cannot go to a prospective girlfriend (meaning you can’t nominate yourself), the money will be given out if they stay together for at least one year, and it will be given out in five yearly installments $5,000.
As Valentine’s Day comes to an end, we hope that everyone enjoyed the occasion with someone they love or at the very least have a good situationship going on with. We also want to send a special shoutout to those getting through it alone due to the loss a loved one, as actress Lauren London is doing today while spending her first Valentine’s Day without Nipsey Hussle since his tragic murder almost one full year ago.
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Lauren got the strength to jump on Instagram to make sure the world knew exactly who she was thinking about for the occasion. “You used to tell me that Everyday was Valentine,” she wrote with a fitting blue heart emoji attached, following up by adding, “but you always made it special anyway.” She capped f her caption with the words “I love you Ermias” and “LLNH,” the latter standing for both “Long Live Nipsey Hussle” and “Lauren London Nipsey Hussle” depending on how you look at it. We can’t begin to imagine what she’s feeling at the moment, but the HNHH family is wishing her all the best like the many people who sent their condolences on the post. Stay up, LL!
Dak Prescott led one the best fenses in the NFL last year, despite his Dallas Cowboys not making the playfs. Thanks to his efforts out on the field, Prescott is expected to get a huge payday that will certainly flip the league on its head. For now, there are talks that Prescott could be franchise tagged if contract negotiations aren’t resolved soon. Meanwhile, it appears as though he is looking to be paid like Russell Wilson who makes $35 million per year.
In a recent report, it was revealed that the Cowboys fered Prescott $33 million per year, earlier in the season. Eventually, he upped his asking price and negotiations stalled. Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones says the Cowboys are hoping to pay Prescott like a top 5 QB in the league.
The two sides came close to deal in September on a contract that would have paid him roughly $33 million annually, sources said, before talks broke down when Prescott upped his asking price.
“I don’t want to get into the details, but we have fered him significant money,” Jones said. “The money we have fered Dak no matter how you look at it would put him as a top five quarterback in the NFL. That is the way we feel about him. He is one the best.”
NFL free agency is about to go down next month so stay tuned for updates as we will be sure to bring them to you.
Patrick Mahomes miraculously led his Kansas City Chiefs to a come front behind victory against the San Francisco 49ers in Super Bowl 54 this past weekend. The final score was 31-20 despite the team being down 10-20 with just eight minutes left in the game. Today, the Chiefs are in the streets Kansas City where they are celebrating their big win with a humongous parade. Fans from throughout Missouri are in town to check out the parade and so far it’s been a tremendous party.
Perhaps the person having the most fun right now is Mahomes himself. The Super Bowl MVP was seen chugging beers on the team’s parade float, while also throwing the football to fans in the crowd. In one the clips, Mahomes throws a pretty nice dime that’s caught perfectly by the fan below.
Mahomes and the Chiefs are well on their way to becoming a dynasty, especially if they’re able to keep their core. Their quarterback is the best in the game right now and he is showing absolutely no signs slowing down anytime soon. Super Bowls aren’t guaranteed but if you’re a person who likes to bet, it would be smart to put some money on the Chiefs coming back for another parade sometime in the near future.
Almost a decade ago, Tyga came pretty close to topping the Billboard Hot 100 with his 2011 hit single “Rack City.” Well, if his latest club antics tell us anything, it’s that he’s definitely trying to garner that same success for his latest banger “Ayy Macarena.”
While “Ayy Macarena” is nowhere close to achieving the success “Rack City” — it peaked at #3 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 chart a month ago — the song is still relatively early in its promo run so there’s still time to boost those streaming numbers up. Then again, if Tyga can blast the song every week while throwing up stacks money in the middle the club, he might just have the winning formula to turn this one into a hit. Above all else, at least we can say that T-Raww for sure knows how to have a good time when he’s out for the night.
Check out a few more pics below from Tyga’s wild night in Miami that he posted on Instagram as well:
Lil Wayne celebrated the release of his 13th studio album Funeral during Super Bowl weekend in Miami with guests including Birdman. Despite their troubled past, the former foes were all smiles as they reunited during the Friday night celebration.
In June 2018, Wayne and Birdman ended their highly-publicized legal battle. Wayne sued Baby for $51 million in 2015, seeking release from his contract. The lawsuit was settled for an undisclosed amount, and Wayne was released from Cash Money and able to release Tha Carter V.
Birdman apologized to Weezy on stage at Lil Weezyana Fest in New Orleans in August 2018. “That ni**a put his life in my hands and I’ma keep it real with that ni**a, we gon’ do this shit till the day we die. This YMCMB for death,” he said.
Wayne was also joined by his fiancée, Australian model La’Tecia Thomas, during the Funeral festivities. The couple was inseparable all night, posing on the red carpet and walking arm in arm. Weezy reportedly proposed to her last fall with a massive engagement ring, which she was seen wearing on Friday.
Funeral, which features appearances from Big Sean, Lil Baby, 2 Chainz, and XXXTentacion, is expected to debut atop next week’s Billboard 200 with 110-125,000 equivalent album units.
As for what she’ll be doing with the page, she explains that she would like to do a bit everything: “I also want to make this fun and random: It might be ASMR Sri Lankan cooking, or I might go and stay in a silent Ashram in India for a month and just not speak, or I want to interview interesting people, do some reporting, make clothes, make paintings, just see where it takes me.”
She feels traditional platforms are too limiting and fake. She also called out platforms for selling users data to Cambridge Analytica: “I’m doing a Patreon, because I make so much stuff and record so many things that aren’t music and don’t fit on other platforms,” M.I.A. told Rolling Stone. “I’ve tried all the other platforms and it’s like: this one is too mean and hateful, this one is too fake and self-obsessed, and this one just sells all your data to Cambridge Analytica… Hopefully, this one is going to be just right.”
She went on, “I want to use the subscription money to feedback into the Patreon page; I want to really go and do a project that can help some people. Build a school or put on an exhibition, help upcoming artists or even build something you guys want me to build. It’s an] evolutionary process. I want to get back to using the internet in a positive way; I don’t want to be an influencer. I want to be a truth dispenser.”
The Dallas Cowboys and Dak Prescott have reached a position where the only remaining option for the team is the franchise tag the star quarterback, league sources tell ESPN.
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Both sides are looking for a long-term deal; however, Prescott values himself much higher than the Cowboys do. Prescott has remained confident that the two sides will come to an agreement: “There’s a lot things that have to come into play when you’re talking about a contract,” Prescott told ESPN’s Sage Steele. “Never just look at the money, never just look at what people see or the attention-grabber. There’s a lot details to it. There’s people that know that handle that, so I’m leaving that up to my agent and I have all the confidence in both sides.”
The Cowboys finished the season with a mediocre 8-8 record. Prescott, however, was still able to salvage a career year for himself, throwing for 4,902 yards and 30 touchdown passes.
Last season, Cowboys’ running back Ezekiel Elliott faced a similar situation and held out training camp. He was later rewarded with an eight-year, $103 million extension
Cowboys vice president Stephen Jones has said that signing Prescott to a long-term deal is this team’s top priority.
South Florida student Ynette Lopez was promised a college scholarship in 2007 by the I Have a Dream Foundation, but now, as a high school senior in 2020, is being told the foundation will not be providing her with any money.
As reported by WSVN, and pointed out by Complex, Lopez was promised $3,000 per year for whichever four-year college or university she commits to by the I Have a Dream foundation, back when she was in kindergarten at Hibiscus Elementary School but has now been told she cannot have it because she “did not keep up with the program.”
“Legally, this is really tricky, because the contract is not clear, and there is wiggle room for both sides,” legal expert Howard Finkelstein told WSVN. “The foundation has a strong argument, because after Ynette moved, she did not go to any their programs, and Zondra said she only contacted them every year or two. But favoring Ynette is that she got great grades, did volunteer work and became the kind student the scholarship was created for.”
The situation has gone viral on Twitter for being eerily similar to a plotline from The Office where Michael Scott has to renege on a scholarship he promised a group children years earlier.
Rick Ross is one the most successful artists this generation and he is constantly coming through with dope projects. When you’re as successful as Ross, you get to enjoy the fruits your labor. We all have things we are passionate about although when you don’t have as much money, you’re not able to go out and explore those passions. Luckily for Ross, he has all the money in the world to get what he wants. As it turns out, shoes and cars are two those things on his list.
On the latest episode Complex Sneakers, Ross showed f his impressive sneaker collection which is tucked away in various different closets. As the artist explained, his mansion had around 100 rooms and some them are dedicated to his extensive sneaker collection. Ross revealed that he wears all his shoes, regardless how rare they are. He also seems to get his kicks before anyone else, which certainly has us just a bit jealous.
Ross even showed f some his vintage shoes which for him, hold even more sentimental value than the hype rare shoes he has. It’s clear that he has a wide-ranging taste which is quite admirable considering today’s sneaker climate. Overall, Ross’ mansion is huge but there is no doubt his car and sneaker collections are some the most impressive parts.
Marshawn Lynch has delivered several memorable soundbites over the course his illustrious career, so it’s only right that he took the time to say some words following what will likely be the final game his NFL career.
Lynch took the podium for less than two minutes after Seattle’s 28-23 loss to the Packers on Sunday night, but he used that time to advise younger players to take care three things: their mind, their body, and their chicken, aka money.
“This is a vulnerable time for a lot the young dudes, you feel me? They don’t be taking care their chicken right, you feel me? So if I had an opportunity to let these young guys know something I’d say take care y’all money ’cause it don’t last forever.”
“I’ve been on the other side retirement and it’s good when you get over there and you can do what the (expletive) you want to. So I’ll tell y’all right now while y’all in it, take care y’all bread, so when y’all done, you go ahead and take care yourself. So while y’all at it right now take care y’all bodies, you know what I mean? Take care y’all chicken, take care y’all mentals. You know, I had a couple players who I played with that they’re no longer here no more, they’re no longer. So start taking care y’all mentals, y’all bodies and y’all chicken for when y’all ready to walk away. You’ll walk away and you’ll be able to do what you want to do.”
The 33-year old running back rushed 12 times for 26 yards and two touchdowns at Lambeau Field on Sunday. Packers QB Aaron Rodgers, who played alongside Lynch for one season at Cal, described the veteran back as “one my all-time favorite teammates.”
“But I just have a ton respect for him in his career. He’s one those transcendent players that is so likeable and so respected by so many people, and I’m just fortunate to have gotten to play with him for a year,” said Rodgers, per ESPN.
On January 3rd, a Rite Aid pharmacy in Philadelphia was robbed by a man who was supposedly seeking money for his sick child.
According to a report from CNN, the robbery unfolded as follows. A man approached the register, wearing a grey hoodie and dark gloves. He gives the cashier an item, which she scanned and placed in a plastic bag. Once that was done, the man handed her a small piece paper, which partially reads, “Give me all the money. I’m sorry, I have a sick child. You have 15 seconds.” The robber then reaches into his pocket and leans over the counter as he watches the cashier place money from the till into the plastic bag.
Security cameras captured the full robbery. It ended with the suspect putting the bag in his pocket and walking away on foot. The man didn’t brandish a weapon during the robbery, Philadelphia police ficer Tanya Little told CNN.
Despite the security camera footage, police have not yet been able to identify the suspect. The PPD Northwest Detective Division is seeking assistance in finding the man responsible. He’s described as a black man between 30 and 40 years old, under 6 feet tall, with facial hair.
A new law relating to open government in Texas has revealed how much the city of McAllen paid for singer Enrique Iglesias’ performance there in 2015.
After four years of waiting, the taxpayers of McAllen finally learned that the city paid $485,000 for Iglesias’ show at the city’s holiday parade. They also paid for the following:
A chartered flight for Iglesias and his entourage from Guadalajara, Mexico
Two dozen hotel rooms
A lavish assortment of sushi and sashimi
Additionally, they had to pay for “36 500-milliliter bottles of room-temperature Fiji spring water, one bottle of aloe juice without pulp, one bottle of aloe juice with pulp, six bottles of room-temperature orange Gatorade, one bottle of Ketel One Vodka and two washed king-sized white sheets.”
The amount paid to the singer had been hidden from the public, based on restricted disclosure rules. This led to a long battle by open record advocates to loosen the restrictions.
At issue was a pair of rulings from the Texas Supreme Court in 2015. These severely limited public access to some government contracts, including contracts with businesses and performers. To counter this, the state legislature last year passed a law that overruled the court’s rulings.
The new law went into effect at the beginning of the year, and this is what has allowed the public to know how much McAllen paid Iglesias.
Earlier this week, the Texas Tribune made an open records request for this information, and Kevin Pagan — who is a city attorney — granted the request while indicating that there were no longer any exceptions in the law that could keep the city from providing the information.
Kelley Shannon, who is the executive director of the Freedom of Information Foundation of Texas, commented on the disclosure. She said, “Thank goodness. Residents finally are getting to see how their taxpayer money was spent on this entertainment event.”