Los Angeles, CA – Dave Chappelle had a simple reason for not accepting his Best Comedy Album award at the 2020 Grammys on Sunday night (January 26). The Mark Twain Prize winner wasn’t avoiding an acceptance speech or skipping the ceremony — he just couldn’t make it to the Staples Center in time.
In response to questions regarding his whereabouts from Page Six and Vulture, a representative for the comedian revealed he was merely running late due to traffic.
“Wish I had a better answer, but it was nothing more than #LATraffic,” the rep noted.
Presenters Brandi Carlile and Tanya Tucker accepted the award on Chappelle’s behalf since he wasn’t in the audience when the Best Comedy Album winner was announced. Yet some viewers were puzzled by his absence when they noticed him in the crowd later that night.
At one point, Chappelle was even sitting with the aforementioned Carlile (as seen in the above photo). But as it turns out, the former Comedy Central star was nothing more than fashionably late.
Chappelle won the Grammy for Best Comedy Album for his Netflix standup special Sticks & Stones. The win marked his third consecutive victory in the category.
Heading into the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards last night, many people probably had a good feeling that the ceremony would lead to a photo Billie Eilish struggling to hold all her trophies – the kind photo that many music’s most iconic acts have taken in the past. Lo and behold, Billie joined this lineage, cheesing with her arms full golden gramophones after sweeping all the Grammys’ major categories (Album the Year, Song the Year, Record the Year, Best New Artist).
The fact that Eilish was even nominated in all these categories was a record-breaking feat, as she was the youngest artist in history to receive this honor. The milestones keep coming the 18-year-old’s way because she also became the second artist ever to take home those four major awards in the same year. It’s been nearly four decades since Christopher Cross also pulled this f in 1981.
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Not to be forgotten is Billie Eilish’ brother and musical sidekick, Finneas, who lugged home a ton awards too for his work on her debut album, When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?. Aside from the major categories, Finneas also won Producer the Year, Non-Classical and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical.
The Grammys honored Nipsey Hussle with a star-studded salute at Sunday’s show. Some of Nipsey’s closest friends and collaborators took the stage at L.A.’s Staples Center, where his memorial was held last year, for a powerful performance.
Meek Mill kicked things off. Wearing a blue suit in honor of Nip, he performed a new Nipsey-inspired verse before Roddy Ricch delivered some rap-sung bars. DJ Khaled then took things “Higher” with help from John Legend and Kirk Franklin while performing a rousing rendition of their Grammy-winning hit with a gospel choir. YG emerged in a red suit to celebrate his Crenshaw brother.
The performance capped off with a photo of Nipsey and Kobe Bryant side by side on the giant screens. “Long live Nip. Long live Kobe. The Marathon continues,” said Khaled as Nipsey’s family including Lauren London stood in the crowd.
Nipsey posthumously won his first two Grammys for Best Rap Performance for “Racks in the Middle” with Roddy Ricch and Hit-Boy and Best Rap/Sung Collaboration for “Higher,” which he shared with DJ Khaled and John Legend.
“This is for Nipsey Hussle. This is for hip-hop,” said Khaled, who also announced his newborn son’s name, Alealam.
All-Star weekend is coming up very soon which means sneaker brands are gearing up to showcase some their best kicks. There will be tons new shoes hitting the market in celebration the annual game and sneakerheads are excited to see what these brands have in store. As you can imagine, Jordan Brand is one the standouts during All-Star weekend and 2020 is poised to be no different. Jumpman has been showcasing the full range their All-Star releases, including the Air Jordan 10 WINGS which has been teased over the past few weeks.
Thanks to Sneaker News, we have some brand new images the shoe that will certainly have some sneakerheads salivating. The shoe is mostly comprised white leather on the upper while green highlights land on the cuff. Silver is placed on the mudguard as blue, purple, red, and orange, pink, yellow, and brown are all found on the side panels. These colors are also placed on the back heel tab in the form dots.
If you’re planning on copping these, they will be available as Saturday, February 15th for $190 USD. Let us know what you think in the comments below.
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been one the most mesmerizing basketball players in the NBA over the last three seasons. Last year, Giannis was able to win the MVP trophy and this season, he is well on his way to winning the honor again. Thanks to his efforts out on the court, Giannis has his very own shoe called the Nike Zoom Freak 1. There have been plenty dope colorways over the last year and now, yet another is making its way to the market.
There have been two “All Bros” colorways so far and now, we are getting a third. This particular “All Bros” colorway is teal and features a peach midsole. Of course, the name the colorway is a nod to his four brothers Alexis, Francis, Thanasis, and Kostas. As right now, both Kostas and Thanasis are playing in the NBA which just goes to show how athletic his family is.
As right now, this colorway doesn’t have a release date although you can expect it to drop sometime in the near future. Let us know in the comments below what you think these.
Federal prosecutors have uncovered evidence that Jeff Bezos’s girlfriend, Lauren Sanchez, gave her brother, Michael Sanchez nude photos Jeff Bezos, that he leaked to the National Enquirer, according to the Wall Street Journal.
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Prosecutors claim text messages sent from Lauren Sanchez to Michael Sanchez on May 10, 2018 and July 3, 2018 contain nude photos Bezos and ually suggestive photos Lauren Sanchez. Those photos were then sold to the National Enquirer for $200,000, as previously reported by the Wall Street Journal.
It is unclear whether Lauren knew her brother would sell the photos.
In February 2019, Bezos publicized that he was being threatened by the National Enquirer and released emails that showed what the publication had acquired: “I was made an fer I couldn’t refuse. Or at least that’s what the top people at the National Enquirer thought,” Bezos wrote in a blog post on Medium. “I’m glad they thought that, because it emboldened them to put it all in writing. Rather than capitulate to extortion and blackmail, I’ve decided to publish exactly what they sent me, despite the personal cost and embarrassment they threaten.”
In September 2018, AMI, the National Enquirer’s publisher, confirmed they received the pictures from Michael Sanchez in a statement to the Wall Street Journal.
Following the success live-action remakes for Disney films like Aladdin, The Lion King and the upcoming undersea adventure The Little Mermaid, it’s now looking like Bambi will be brought to life as well in this ongoing theatrical trend.
The tragic scene featured above is the one many that people who remember the original 1942 animated classic will be watching to see remade in real-life. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Disney execs have hired Geneva Robertson-Dworet Captain Marvel fame, along with Lindsey Beer who impressed with Chaos Walking, to team up for the screenplay. Production will be handled by Depth Field, which is ran by Chris Weitz, Paul Weitz and Andrew Miano, who also will be spearheading the live-action remake Pinocchio.
Here’s how The Hollywood Reproter is breaking down some the technical details:
Insiders say the studio views Bambi as a type companion piece to its remakes The Jungle Book and The Lion King, which were not live-action per se but certainly made to look that way. The two, both hits (Lion King generated $1.65 billion when it was released last year), were made using envelope-pushing CG technology to create ground-breaking photo-realistic and immersive worlds nature. The studio is cognizant that Bambi is less epic in scope and story and is not aiming to shoehorn a larger narrative onto the classic tale.
If all goes as planned, Bambi will follow in the billion-dollar success its predecessor films like The Lion King and Aladdin. Let us know if you’re down to sit through a Bambi live-action film down in the comments.
At The Drive-In singer, Cedric Bixler-Zavala has a bone to pick with Scientologist Danny Masterson. The singer alleges his family had to put his family dog down after the That ’70s show actor fed her rat poison.
This isn’t the first time Zavala’s family has had beef with Masteron, either. Bixler-Zavala’s wife, Chrissie Carnell Bixler, accused Masterson of raping her in the late ’90s. Several other women have made similar claims, who denies all allegations. Both Bixler-Zavala and his wife are former Scientologists, while Masterson is still an active member.
Bixler-Zavala and his wife filed a lawsuit against Masterson and the Church of Scientology last year.
The lawsuit alleges that the Church and Masterson took part in stalking and harassing them. Bixler-Zavala’s post on Instagram showing rolled up poison in meat explained the issue.
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“This is what I’ve been finding in my front and backyard. This is what Scientology does when you speak about the predators they protect. Biscuit is the 2nd dog we’ve had to put down due to the harassment from private investigators and Scientologists,” he wrote on the social media site.
He later posted another vitriol-filled rant against Masterson and those who have been stalking him.
“I will not shut my mouth about this shit. Never trust a Scientologist who tries to co-opt the #MeToo movement. Never trust an artist who is still friendly with their Scientologist celebrity pals,” the rant started. “If Beck can leave what the fuck is your chicken shit excuse?” he asked.
Bixler-Zavala’s beef with Scientologists like Danny Masterson isn’t too surprising. He alleges that Scientology uses its auditing sessions to gather dirt on its practitioners so they’ll stay.
Something similar was alleged in the Going Clear documentary from HBO. That documentary served as a showcase for how nefarious the upper echelons of Scientology can be.
Floor seats indeed. A$AP Ferg has been balling on the low, alternating between rubbing shoulders with Jay-Z and sitting courtside at Nets games. Clearly, the man frequently finds himself in high prile circles, a testament to his magnetic presence. During yesterday’s match between the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Lakers, Ferg found himself seated between former President Bill Clinton and TV icon Michael Strahan, a meeting commemorated by an epic picture.
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“Surrounded by presidents and Giants ‘Floor seats for the Nets'” writes Ferg, sharing the pic on his IG page. Naturally, many emcees and collaborators came through to applauded Ferg’s latest flex. YBN Cordae declared it to be a “major bar,” while Conway slid through with a congratulatory “my boy.” Dreamville’s Bas even deemed the image to be “legendary,” a compliment echoed by many Ferg’s own followers.
Check it out for yourself below. Big respect to Ferg, one the rap game’s most slept on key players, and special shout out to the little homie coming through with that clutch photobomb.
Virgil Abloh is one the biggest designers in the world right now and continues to impress people with his unorthodox designs, whether they be with Louis Vuitton or his signature brand, Off-White. Over the last few years, Virgil has been working in tandem with Nike to create some Off-White collaborations. One the latest models being teased is the Off-White x Air Jordan 5 which has been anticipated since late last year. Now, it is being reported that this collab will be dropping just in time for All-Star weekend, on Saturday, February 15th.
Today, Nike dropped the ficial images the shoe which can be seen below. As you can see, the sneaker is mostly black and made deconstructed material throughout the upper. The tongue is reflective silver while a red Jumpman logo sits in the middle. Nike Air branding is placed squarely on the back all while a gum bottom rounds out the details.
These will be retailing for $225 USD although copping them for that price is going to be difficult. If you want to scoop these up, you might have to resort to reselling websites like StockX. Let us know what you think these in the comments below.
UFC’s undefeated Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has one the toughest tasks his career in front him, as he is set to defend his title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April. That said, Khabib still has Conor McGregor on his mind.
The Eagle took to twitter on Friday to share three separate photos, each showing McGregor being submitted at various weight classes. The jab is surely a response to McGregor’s old “145. 155. 170” tweet, in which he shared three photos his hand being raised in the Featherweight, Lightweight and Welterweight divisions.
UFC President Dana White recently explained that he is targeting a Khabib vs Conor title rematch for later this year, but Khabib will have to get through Ferguson first.
“We’re looking at Hagler-Hearns,” White said, per ESPN. “We’re looking at like Ali-Foreman, Ali-Frazier. This is a massive fight with global appeal. It’s the fight you make, it’s the fight that makes sense. It’s for the 155-pound title.
“If Conor and Masvidal fight, neither one them even has a title. Although Conor does want his BMF title. He doesn’t have a world championship. So Khabib is the fight to make. It’s huge for Khabib’s legacy, too. If he beat Conor McGregor, then he beats Tony Ferguson, then he beats Conor McGregor again, I mean this is how this kid, when he retires, he’s 30-something-and-oh and he’s beaten all the best.”
Next month, NBA stars will be traveling to Chicago for the 2020 NBA All-Star game. Chicago is the home the Bulls which, course, is where Michael Jordan spent the bulk his career. With this in mind, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Jordan Brand would want to celebrate this occasion accordingly. Yesterday, Jordan Brand revealed a wide range shoes that will be coming out in time for the All-Star break and so far, they all look pretty amazing.
One the shoes that have piqued people’s interest is the Air Jordan 1 High ’85 “Varsity Red.” This sneaker features the OG Air Jordan 1 silhouette with a familiar Chicago-inspired colorway. The toe box and side panels are black while the overlays and Nike swoosh are red. Overall, it’s a gorgeous shoe that will certainly appeal to longtime fans the brand. Recently, ficial images the shoe were revealed. These photos give you a better sense the aesthetics and the minute details that went into making it.
For now, it is being reported that these will drop on February 8th 2020. Stay tuned for release updates as we will be sure to bring them to you.
Portland Trail Blazers All-NBA point guard Damian Lillard is an avid WWE fan, so it’s only right that he and Adidas pay homage to one his favorite WWE superstars with a special colorway the Adidas Dame 6.
As part an ficial partnership with the WWE, Adidas will be releasing the Dame 6 “Stone Cold” colorway on Saturday, January 25th – just one day before the highly anticipated Royal Rumble event.
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The special edition Dame 6s come equipped with a black, synthetic snakeskin upper upper accompanied by blue accents as a nod to Stone Cold Steve Austin’s signature vest and denim shorts. Additional details include gold detailing, referencing The Rattlesnake’s championship titles over the years, “DAME 3:16” text on the midsole, and broken glass with a skull on the sockliner.
If you’re a wrestling fan, a Dame fan, or just like the look the “Stone Cold” Dame 6s, set aside $120 and lookout for the release on Saturday morning. Check out the ficial photos below.
Virgil Abloh has become one the most celebrated fashion designers in the world over the past few years. Starting f with Pyrex and Off-White, Virgil was able to get a job with Louis Vuitton and he has been making even more waves, ever since. Celebrities and athletes have been quick to cop some Virgil’s designs and big institutions have taken notice. One those institutions is none other than the NBA. Recently, it was revealed that Louis Vuitton and the NBA would be collaborating although the specifics weren’t known.
According to Hypebeast, it appears as though Abloh will design a Louis Vuitton x NBA apparel and accessories collection. For now, the only item being reported is a traveling suitcase for the Larry O’Brien trophy.
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There are no photos any the pieces, so far. In the near future, there will be an exclusive event in Paris where all the pieces will be shown f. Later this week, the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Hornets will be in Paris to play the first-ever NBA game in France. The NBA is a global brand and so is Louis Vuitton. With this in mind, it would only make sense that they collab.
Let us know in the comments below if you’re excited about this capsule.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson honored the late Nipsey Hussle throughout the NFL season with different custom cleats bearing the late rapper’s lyrics and imagery. With the season now over, Jackson will continue to pay tribute by cruising around in a Nipsey-inspired Rolls-Royce Cullinan.
The one–one truck comes equipped with an all black exterior, complimented by “Nipsey Blue” rims and a matching leather interior, as well as a blue Rolls-Royce hood ornament. Additionally, Jackson’s new Cullinan features custom lighting built into the doors that projects Nipsey’s face and logo on the ground whenever someone hops in or out the vehicle.
Check out the photos and videos Jackson’s new whip in the IG post embedded below.
Jackson, who grew up in the same neighborhood as Nipsey, was one the many athletes who were grief-stricken following Nip’s murder last March. At the time his passing, D-Jax said, “Can’t b life !! How they even allow this to happen ?? Bro I remember us being young homies before all the fame and money two young south central kids connecting and making something out our life’s and giving bac for our ppl & hood !!”