There’s an argument to be made about how PornHub has tried to be as inclusive as possible with their website in order for everyone to be able to access their videos. However, they were hit with a lawsuit recently by a deaf man named Yarosluv Suris who claimed that the website didn’t provide enough resources for those with hearing impairments.
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According to TMZ, the vice president PornHub, Corey Price, has issued a statement regarding the suit. Admitting the company doesn’t necessarily issue statements regarding active lawsuits, he did make it clear that they have made efforts to make their site more accessible for the hearing impaired.
“We understand that Yaroslav Suris is suing Pornhub for claiming we’ve denied the deaf and hearing-impaired access to our videos. While we do not generally comment on active lawsuits, we’d like to take this opportunity to point out that we do have a closed captions category,” he said.
Suris claimed that PornHub violated the rights those with hearing disabilities under the Americans with Disabilities Act. His class-action lawsuit against the giant details that videos others can watch without issues aren’t as easily enjoyable for him and others with hearing impairment without closed captions.
He’s suing PornHub for damages as well as for more inclusive practices and the addition closed captioning.
Adidas Originals has joined forces with Disney for a three-pack Mickey Mouse-themed sneakers in celebration the upcoming Chinese New Year aka The Year the Rat. The collaborative collection consists two different Adidas Stan Smiths, as well as a special 3D version the Adidas Superstar.
Each the Adidas x Disney collabs are built on white leather uppers, with the Superstar and one the Stan Smiths sporting a graphic Mickey’s shorts, legs and shoes on the lateral portion the shoe. The other Stan Smith comes equipped with a dizzying all-over comic strip that literally requires 3D glasses to see clearly, along with a smiling Mickey logo on the heel.
The full collection will release this Saturday, January 18 Adidas.com. Continue scrolling for a detailed look at all three footwear options.
Joe Burrow and the LSU Tigers had one the best seasons in college football history. They were able to cap f the year with a huge win in the National Championship game against the Clemson Tigers. Whenever a team wins the National title, it is customary for that team to come to the White House and meet the president. Ever since Donald Trump took control the White House, these meetings have been quite bizarre as he usually includes some peculiar antics.
This time around, Trump was particularly jol, albeit erratic. Near the end his speech to the LSU players, Trump turned the whole thing into a mini-rally as he began to harp on impeachment and how he’s a great president. He also spoke about the U.S military and its counter-terrorism efforts. He even likened the Tigers to the military, which got a huge laugh from the crowd and even the players.
Admittedly, some the players seemed to be uncomfortable with the whole situation, including Burrow who truly couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Trump can definitely be a bit a wild-card and this was one those times. At this point, we just hope the Tigers got better food than Clemson, who was treated to a smorgasbord fast food.
Gucci Mane has been steadily assembling his 1017 Records roster for a minute, with the most recent lineup being Ralo, Hoodrich Pablo Juan, Asian Da Brat, Lil Wop, Yung Mal, Lil Quil, and Z-Money. With a new decade underway, Gucci has set his sights on adding another branch to his family tree. And this time, he’s looking for some unsigned hype, taking to Twitter to narrow down the search criteria.
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“Who the hardest unsigned artist out right now?” he asks. “I’m trying to give them a deal and a million today!” Doubling down, he presses his intentions to change somebody’s life, the ol’ overnight millionaire tactic. “1st artist I sign to 1017 U get a million,” he affirms, simultaneously selling and flexing.
Naturally, his comments quickly flooded with aspiring signees, though it’s unclear whether Gucci will make his decision by the end the day. After all, it seems he’s looking to make a sound investment, one that can bring sustained longevity and ultimately recoup that million-dollar payday. Do you think a big signing would bring 1017 into the fold in a major way?
A man from Utah invited KUTV News into his home for a special unveiling a hamburger from McDonald’s that he’s had for over two decades. David Whipple unveiled his twenty-year-old hamburger for the first time in six years. What’s even more strange about it is that the burger, kept in a Big Mac tin, literally doesn’t look like it would be any older than a day or two.
This burger was initially bought on July 7th, 1999 in Logan, Utah. Initially, Whipple bought the burger to use as an example in presentations about enzymes and deterioration. “It got stuck in a coat pocket. The coat got thrown in the back my van, and I guess it just got hung up on our closet in Logan. Subsequently we moved from Logan to St. George, Utah, and it stayed there for a couple years and I think my wife was giving the coat away or something and found it,” Whipple recounted.
KUTV previously interviewed the man in 2013 when he first discovered the hamburger. He’s kept it in the Big Mac tin since. KUTV said that it still looked the same and didn’t smell like much aside from cardboard.
McDonald’s Utah has since issued a statement regarding the sandwich and its current state. Barbara Schmiett, McDonald’s Rep, suggested the reason the burger didn’t decompose was that it was hidden away in a tin.
In the right environment, our burgers, like most other foods, could decompose. As the story alludes to — in order to decompose, you need certain conditions — specifically moisture. Without sufficient moisture – either in the food itself or the environment – bacteria and mold may not grow and therefore, decomposition is unlikely. So if food is or becomes dry enough, it is unlikely to grow mold or bacteria or decompose. Food prepared at home that is left to dehydrate could see similar results. Similarly, this particular burger is likely dried out and dehydrated, and by no means the same as the day it was purchased. The reality is our burgers are made with 100% USDA inspected beef. There are no preservatives or fillers in our patties and the only thing every added is a touch salt and pepper on the grill.
Last season, the Toronto Raptors defied the odds and won the Championship. It was their first title in franchise history and most it was all thanks to the efforts Kawhi Leonard. Overall, it was a big team win that required the help various role players. Jeremy Lin was one those players and turned out to be a fan-favorite amongst the Toronto crowd. This season, Lin is playing overseas and recently, he finally got his championship ring.
Lin took to Instagram where he flexed the ring and asked his followers about what he should do with the piece. As he explains, the ring is fairly massive and isn’t all that lowkey. If he were to wear it in public, people would notice it almost immediately.
“Uhhhh lollll. Finally got my @raptors championship ring to Beijing and this things fatttt!! FAT!” Lin wrote. “Thank you to Toronto and all the fans who made last year so memorable. Great ending to 2019, time to make more history in 2020. The ring literally takes over my hand…taking all suggestions on how to make it a lil more lowkey or should I just flex it everywhere I go lol 💎🏆”
Regardless whether or not he continues to wear it, there is no denying how Lin will never forget the moment he became an NBA champion.
Adidas Originals has joined forces with Disney for a three-pack Mickey Mouse-themed sneakers, featuring one version the Adidas Superstar and two different Adidas Stan Smiths.
Each the Adidas x Disney collabs are built on white leather uppers, with the Superstar and one the Stan Smiths sporting a graphic Mickey’s shorts, legs and shoes on the lateral portion the shoe. The other Stan Smith comes equipped with a dizzying all-over comic print that literally requires 3D glasses to see clearly, along with a smiling Mickey logo on the heel.
Continue scrolling for a detailed look at all three Disney x Adidas sneaker collabs, and stay tuned for the ficial release date.
Miami Heat shooting guard Jimmy Butler has already circled March 20 on his calendar because he can’t wait to see TJ Warren again. During the third quarter Miami’s 122-108 victory over the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night, Butler and Warren exchanged some words and literally went head-to-head before teammates stepped in to separate them.
Warren was ultimately ejected and Butler continued to talk his trash well after the game was over.
Following the win, in which Butler posted 14 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and two steals, the All-Star shooting guard didn’t mince words when speaking about his incident with the Pacers’ forward.
“I mean, to me, I think it’s tough for him because I can guard him, and he can’t guard me,” Butler said, per ESPN. “At the end the day, that’s what it comes down to. I think you just gotta watch your mouth in certain situations. Some shit you just don’t say as a man. He gotta see me the next time because I feel like what he said was truly disrespectful, and it’s all good ’cause we see him again.”
“He’s st,” Butler added. “He’s not even in my fucking league. Nowhere near me. If I was their coach, I would never put him on me. Ever again. … He’s trash.”
Butler also took to instagram after the game to remind Warren the next time the Heat square f with the Pacers. Check out Butler’s comments, as well as the follow up IG post, below.
WWE superstar The Miz was a featured guest during Tuesday night’s episode WWE Backstage on FS1 and, course, he felt like his particular episode was the best so far.
In a video posted to the WWE on Fox twitter account following the show, the A-Lister was seen bragging about how good the show, when co-hosts Renee Young and Paige contented that some previous episodes might have been better. No issues there, just some good ole fashioned banter.
The Miz then took a subtle jab at CM Punk by saying, “oh, sorry I didn’t change the culture,” referencing a comment made by Punk during his first appearance on the WWE Backstage. As it turns out, Punk didn’t take that joke lightly.
The former WWE champ posted the following tweet on Wednesday morning in response to the video: “Go suck a blood money covered dick in Saudi Arabia, you fucking dork.” Yikes.
Naturally, WWE fans had plenty to say about that tweet, which has since been deleted. Check out some the reactions below.
Concord Music Publishing has acquired an interest in the Pulse Music Group, resulting in the formation of a joint venture between the two companies.
Under the deal, Pulse will continue operating under its own name while receiving funding from Concord. The latter will also administer the former’s catalog and that of any future artists that they sign.
While the terms of the deal were not announced, the stake Concord purchased was previously owned by FujiPacific Music, who will still provide sub-publishing services to Pulse throughout much of Asia.
Josh Abraham and Scott Cutler, who are the co-founders of Pulse, will retain their interests in the company. It has some 175 clients and a song catalog that includes over 10,000 songs. Their songwriters include:
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All parties in the deal issued statements about it.
Jake Wisely, who is the chief publishing executive at Concord, said, “Scott and Josh are proven winners whose business built from scratch is both complementary to and strategic with Concord’s ambitions in music publishing. It was quickly apparent that Pulse would make a great partner for us and Pulse recognized that Concord is the best fit for them.”
Abraham and Cutler issued a joint statement, in which they said, “From Day 1, we built Pulse Music Group as a world class incubator for culturally relevant songs. We wanted to create a haven built by songwriters, for the modern songwriter culture. Through the hard work, A&R prowess, and passion of our entire team combined with the global footprint, financial capacity and administration expertise of the team at Concord, we are now well on our way to achieving that. This joint venture…enables us to continue providing world-class services to our writers who are at the forefront of every decision we make.”
In September of last year, Concord made news when it Victory Records.
Sunday marked a full year since Kanye West first debuted his Sunday Service program, and he decided to bring in its anniversary by taking the good gospel to Los Angeles’ Skid Row. West visited the Union Rescue Mission in downtown Los Angeles to hold this week’s program. Bringing along the Sunda Service choir to the homeless shelter.
Naturally, he took the opportunity to deliver on a typical sermon sorts, opening up about a number topics that included his reflection on a full year Sunday Service.
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In his speech, he touched on the difficulty speaking out about what he’s most passionate about when faced with the possibility his words being taken out context. He would even allude to the controversy surrounding T.I.‘s revelation taking his daughter to the gynecologist for a yearly check to make sure that she is still a virgin.
“They tried to play T.I., but he’s talking about something that’s God-approved,” he began. “It’s 30 states that still got the death penalty. Thou shall not kill. But, we be cool with that.”
He went on to speak on Los Angeles’ homelessness epidemic, encouraging those in attendance: “We can find a solution–worldwide solution.”
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson remains sidelined as he recovers from surgery on a torn meniscus, and there’s a growing belief that he won’t play until sometime in 2020 at the earliest. In fact, Reggie Miller claims that Zion could miss the entire year.
Miller issued his thoughts on Williamson’s recovery twitter on Wednesday night in response to a tweet about Zion sitting out the remainder the season. Writes Miller:
“Said this November 21 during the Pelicans vs Suns game, only to be told by David Griffin the President the Pels at Halftime “No No No, Zion will DEFINITELY be back mid December”, fast forward to December 3rd Mavs vs Pels I double downed and said again… Only to be told again, no no he’s coming back.. STOP the charade, trying to keep interest and more importantly the national TV games.. This young man will be the face the franchise, let him heal and more importantly get in NBA SHAPE.”
Following the surgery in late October, it was believed that Zion would be able to return to the court in 6-8 weeks time, but a late December debut now seems very unlikely. Naturally, head coach Alvin Gentry told reporters in early December that they are going to be “overly cautious” with their No. 1 overall pick.
ESPN’s Andrew Lopez recently reported that the former Blue Devil has started doing some on-court work, including light walkthroughs with the team and spot shooting. Williamson, who averaged 23.3 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during the preseason, underwent surgery to repair the meniscus in his right knee approximately six weeks ago. In his lone season with the Blue Devils, Zion was awarded the AP Player the Year in a landslide after posting 22.6 points, 8.9 rebounds, 2.1 steals and 1.8 blocks per game.
Matthew Knowles, who is the father of superstar Beyoncé, is accusing two unnamed members of the R&B group Jagged Edge of ually harassing his daughter when she was a minor.
Knowles, who once managed Destiny’s Child as well as the solo careers of both Beyoncé and his other daughter Solange, made the accusations in a video interview that he gave with VladTV.
He said that the two Jagged Edge members ually harassed then 16-year-old Beyoncé and fellow Destiny’s Child member Kelly Rowland, who was also 16 at the time. The incident allegedly occurred on a bus back in 1998 when Destiny’s Child was on a tour with both Jagged Edge and Jon B.
Knowles insists that the two men’s harassment directly led to LaTa Roberson and LeToya Luckett leaving Destiny’s Child, who were then dating members of Jagged Edge.
He says that the incident derived from a bad decision he made putting “both Destiny’s Child and Jagged Edge on the same tour bus. Now remember, the girls are minors. They’re minors. They’re 16 years old. The guys are 21, 22 years old. I have a fiduciary duty with minors by the law. There’s a certain way I have to manage that.”
He went on to say, “I got a call from Kelly and Beyoncé — and I talk about this in the book in detail — saying that they were constantly being harassed by two of the members of Jagged Edge. And I couldn’t have that. And I literally had to put the guys off the bus in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. That began all of this drama [with Luckett and Roberson].”
So far, Jagged Edge has not responded to the charges. But, in the past, Roberson has claimed that Jagged Edge was kicked off the tour bus after standing up for Luckett’s mother, who wanted to board the bus but was prevented from doing so by Knowles.
Comedian Hannibal Buress is launching his own music festival titled “Isola Fest.” T-Pain, Open Mike Eagle, Flying Lotus and more are all scheduled to perform for the festival in Isola, Mississipi from December 13-15.
As for the seemingly odd choice location, Buress says on his website, “My mother’s side the family is from a small town called Isola, MS. Isola is literally short for Isolation. It’s a small town that used to be overrun by gigantic catfish but eventually human regained power and took over. The catfish shrank to a reasonable size. Now it’s very quiet. It’s where they invented quiet. There’s never any noise.”
In a statement, he also jokes that he promises the festival will not end up like Fyre Festival, as odd as it sounds: “I know this sounds like some Fyre Festival part 2 type situation but we have things pretty much in order. Our sandwiches are just as equally trash as theirs though. Some things you just can’t control. This is the town my mother’s side the family is from. My cousin owns a venue called Playaz Palace so I’m getting a deal on these nights. The lineup is gonna be great. T-Pain, Flying Lotus, Open Mike Eagle, Eryn Allen Kane, Serengeti, and Khris Royal are all performing. It’s going to be a great time.”
You can get tickets now on Buress’s website, starting at $30.
The Chicago Bears and Dallas Cowboys, two teams fighting for their playf lives, squared f at Soldier Field on Thursday night in front a tense crowd filled with fans that could feel their respective seasons slipping away. Naturally, it wasn’t long before an embarrassing fight broke out between groups grown men wearing jerseys other grown men on the concourse.
As for the action on the field, the Chicago Bears hung on for a 31-24 victory behind a stellar performance from quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. The third-year QB overcame an early interception by completing 23 31 passes for 244 yards and a season-high three touchdowns. He also added a 23-yard rushing TD in the fourth quarter to give Chicago a 17-point cushion.
As a result Thursday’s trip to “Club Dub,” the Bears improved to 7-6 and they’re very much “in the hunt” for a playf spot with upcoming games against each their NFC North division rivals.
“I think it shows we’re resilient,” Trubisky said after the win, per ESPN. “We stick together. We believe in each other even when nobody else believes in us. It’s a special group in that locker room. We just want to keep this feeling going.”
The Cowboys, meanwhile, have now dropped to 6-7 following three straight losses, but they’re still sitting in first place in the dumpster fire that is the NFC East.