Brooklyn Nets-Inspired Nike Zoom KD 12 Coming Soon: Official Images

Kevin Durant is now a member the Brooklyn Nets which means it only makes sense that he gets his own Nets-inspired colorway the Nike Zoom KD 12. The KD 12 is his latest Nike signature shoe to be released on the market and thanks to his injury during the playfs, we haven’t been able to see too many colorways the performance basketball sneaker. Thankfully, Nike hasn’t skipped a beat as this Nets colorway will be dropping soon and now, the ficial images are here.

Most the upper the sneaker is black, while there are grey cement accents all throughout the tongue, laces, and even the midsole. It looks pretty close to a Nets jersey and while it may not be an ficial Brooklyn colorway, the parallels are pretty obvious. The KD logo on the tongue is red and so is the text found near the back heel. These colors bring the Nets theme together in a way that will surely appeal to all the Durant fans out there.

There is no release date for these yet although the price will be $150 USD, according to Sole Collector.

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Marvel’s First Open Trans Actor Says More Trans People Should Be Depicted On Screen

Spider-Man: Far From Home not only made history with its record-breaking views within 24-hours its release, but the MCU also welcomed its first ever openly trans character. Zach Barack is a trans male and stars as a classmate Peter Parker’s in the film. The gender Zach’s character is not addressed in the film and according to Zach, such roles need to be depicted more onscreen. 

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“It’s about separating what people know about you and what they don’t,” he said at the film premiere, Page Six. “And I think that’s something I kind live with every day. And on top that, I don’t see a lot trans-masculine people on television or trans men specifically, and getting to be part that is beyond unreal.” Zach further explained how Marvel stories have always felt like a trans story since they are based on identity.

“The truth is you have to put out there what people want to see and what people need to see,” he added. “And as a young person who is trans, I didn’t see a trans man on TV ever, ever, really, until I was like, 17. So having a fun movie about a class going on a trip together, and I get to be part that, I can’t even…”

333 Pounds Of Cocaine Valued At $10M Seized At Baltimore Port

A new record was made this week at the Port Baltimore. Federal agents said they seized $10M worth cocaine at the Baltimore port in a shipping container, marking a new record in cocaine seizures in Baltimore since 2007. According to WBAL TV, the feds discovered 333 pounds cocaine at the Port Baltimore inside a shipping container filled with beach chairs. 

333 Pounds Of Cocaine Valued At $10M Seized At Baltimore Port
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“It was a standard shipping container. Standard 40-foot shipping container that you would see at any sea port entry,” Patricia Scull, assistant port director tactical operations, said. “The goods were packaged properly in containers nice and neat on palettes, just like any container would be, but at the back the container when you just open the doors, four large duffel bags full bricks cocaine.”  

Federal authorities said that the container was on route to an address in Maryland, although it’s unclear if it was meant to be shipped to a location in Baltimore.

The seizure comes just days after 16 tons cocaine valued at $1B was discovered at the Port Philadelphia. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has been on alert ever since that bust. The container and the route it took to get to Baltimore raised suspicion among authority figures.

“This container, in particular, sat in the Port Panama for over a week, big reason for a high narcotics target value for us as well as the goods made in China for intellectual property rights violations — that targeting based f those two reasons as well as intelligence, we pulled it in,” Scull said.

The investigation continues. 

Alex Rodriguez Reportedly Backs Out Of ABC’s Shark Tank; Gets NBC Show Instead

It appears Alex Rodriguez is causing some beef among a couple cable networks. According to Page Six, the hall fame baseball player pulled out an appearance on ABC’s hit-show Shark Tank, before then signing onto do a similar show for NBC.

Sources say A. Rod was supposed to make another guest appearance on the long-running reality show Shark Tank, in which hopeful entrepreneurs make their pitches to potential investors. Unfortunately that never happened. Instead, A. Rod signed on to be a part a NBC “business reality show,” a move that angered Shark Tank producer, Sony Pictures Television.

“Alex last appeared on Shark Tank last fall and before then, he’d been on a bunch. Everyone really liked him,” an ABC source told Page Six. “But he won’t be on the show anymore as he’s been shopping around a show that is very, very, very similar to Shark Tank and Sony TV, which makes the show, got wind this — because Alex’s people had been speaking to everyone in Hollywood.”

However, another source close to the situation insisted the NBC show is not a direct copy Shark Tank. “This show was being shopped around — it’s not like ABC was giving Alex his own prime-time spot,” the second source said. “Alex loved Shark Tank, and the feeling was mutual. But he already has his show Back in the Game on CNBC . . . this is basically extending his deal with NBC.”

Either way, it appears A.Rod is moving on from the Tank and is trying his business hand with NBC. We’ll keep you posted once more on that show surfaces.

"Jessica Jones" Star Krysten Ritter Talks Chances Of Reprising Role

The final Netflix/Marvel show has taken its final bow. Jessica Jones is the last Marvel show on Netflix to air, after all five series were canceled. Iron Fist was the first to get the ax, then Luke Cage, Daredevil, and The Punisher followed. Krysten Ritter did an immaculate job bringing the stubborn and moody Jones to life, fering a complex take on the superpowered detective. Now that the third and final season has aired, one lingering question remains. Will Hulu or another streaming service save any the Netflix/Marvel shows? If so, can we expect to see Ritter as Jones again? She doesn’t think so.

“Do I think I’ll play her again? I don’t think so,” Ritter told TVLine. “I feel like I’ve played her, you know? I feel really good about it. I feel good about closing the door.” Ritter has expressed her love for Jessica Jones, but also her need to switch things up. Showrunner Melissa Rosenberg echoed Ritter’s views, stating, “I feel like this is a really complete, closed chapter. I mean, never say never. But I feel ready to tell all new stories.” With Disney launching their own streaming service later this year, it’s unlikely that Netflix’s Marvel shows will be continued. 

Shia LaBeouf Shouts Out Jaden & Will Smith For Their Continued Support

Shia LaBeouf’s been f the radar for some time but he’s making his way back as a string films are set to come out later in the year as well as next year with his name on it. The 33-year-old Transformers actor recently linked up with MTV to chat about his co-founded Slauson Rec. Theater Company as well as two known names that have always been in his corner.

Will and Jaden are those Shia calls on, telling the publication about the days he knew Jaden before his rise to fame. “I knew Jaden when we were playing Sonic the Hedgehog in his dad’s trailer. I didn’t even really give a shit about acting at that time. I was just grinding. I cared about Will Smith at that time. I didn’t care about acting or] the craft,” he said. 

Shia LaBeouf Shouts Out Jaden & Will Smith For Their Continued Support
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As for Will, Shia said he’s always been a “really good dude” for him. “He’s just always been like a shepherd in my corner from afar without ever tooting the horn in public,” he added. “He’s just always been there for me anytime I fuck up or get in trouble.”

He added Jaden: “I’ve been watching him float and rise to the top and grab a hold his craft and become some kind little maestro. He knows a lot the same people that I know and we’ve just sorta been piggybacking f each other for a while. He was the first artist in, and then from Jaden, really, came a lot these other artists because he’s poppin’ right now and his album’s coming out on the 28th.”

Watch the full interview below.

Kobe & Vanessa Bryant Announce Birth Of Fourth Baby Girl, Capri Kobe Bryant

Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa have just announced the birth their baby girl, Capri Kobe Bryant.

The couple took to instagram on Friday to reveal that Capri Kobe, aka “KoKo,” was born on Thursday, June 20. Kobe and Vanessa have three other daughters, Natalia (16 years old), Gianna (13 years old) and Bianka (2 years old). 

The Los Angeles Lakers’ legend recently sat down for an interview with Extra, where he revealed that his wife really, really wants to have a boy. 

Says Bryant“I think she wants a boy more than I do. I love having girls — I’m super, super excited about that. She is as well. She wanted a boy so he can be mama’s boy forever — that sort thing. We’ll see if I can deliver, I don’t know.”

“She’s like, ‘You go see if you can hit a clutch shot, you gave me all girls, let’s see if you can bring a boy!’ Nope, not yet, we’ll see, we’ll see,” Kobe added.

Djimon Hounsou Claims Kimora Lee Simmons Is Keeping Their Son Away From Him

The Blood Diamond actor Djimon Hounsou was spotted by paparazzi in Los Angeles yesterday and was asked how his Father‘s Day went and how his celebrations went for the day. By Djimon’s answer, it looks as though things aren’t going so well when it has to do with custody his 10-year-old son Kenzo he shares with Kimora Lee Simmons. 

“It would have been nice to see my son for father’s day,” he responded, as per The Daily Mail, further detailing how he hasn’t been able to contact his son. “It would have also been nice, if I couldn’t see him, to at least talk to him, right? Like all fathers, right?”

When asked exactly how long it’s been since he’s seen his son, the actor flashed five fingers not detailing whether it’s been months or years. “I can’t even recall myself, how about that?” he added. Djimon assured the publication there was no custody battle issues going on but we can only hope that he gets to see his son soon.  

Djimon Hounsou Claims Kimora Lee Simmons Is Keeping Their Son Away From Him
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“He’s like his dad, I think,” Kimora previously told US Weekly Kenzo’s early days. “His dad’s more steely and quiet. He doesn’t put up a big fuss.”

DJ Khaled’s ‘Father of Asahd’ Goes Gold

Another one.

DJ Khaled is celebrating a victory after his album Father of Asahd was certified gold. The star-studded project moved 500,000 units since its release four weeks ago, thanks to singles like “No Brainer” and “Just Us.”

“Today is a great day! #FANLUV we did it! Father Of Asahd is officially certified GOLD!” said Khaled. “Couldn’t have done it without God, Asahd and #FANLUV.”

He also promised to release a surprise when he goes platinum. “NEXT UP IS PLATINUM AND I HAVE A BIG SURPRISE WHEN THAT ARRIVES,” he added.

Father of Asahd, Khaled’s 11th studio album, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200, trailing Tyler, the Creator’s IGOR. He reportedly became frustrated with Billboard for not counting an estimated 100,000 downloads that were sold through a bundle deal with energy drink supplements.

According to Khaled, this was initially approved by Billboard before they decided to renege on their decision and disqualified his downloads from the bundle, which cost him the No. 1 spot.

Tyler, the Creator also bundled his IGOR album with merch including T-shirts and posters. He sold 165,000 equivalent album units in his first week, while Khaled moved 136,000 units of Father of Asahd.

This week, Father of Asahd slides 3-8 on the Billboard 200 with 31,000 units.

"The Naked Director" Follows A Man’s Mission To Revolutionize Japan’s Porn Industry

Netflix is back with another anticipated original since dropping f the teaser trailer for its upcoming series The Naked Director. The show will follow the career  controversial filmmaker Tour Muranishi and his plan to revolutionize Japan’s adult film industry in the 1980s.

As per Hypebeast, the show synopsis is as follows:

The 10 episode series will chronicle his rise to fame, filled with big ambitions as well as spectacular setbacks in his unflinching attempt to turn Japan’s porn industry on its head. It will also be a portrait an ensemble characters who experience success and failure in Japan’s “bubble” era the 1980s, a time that gave rise to unprecedented splendor and excess.

The series is based f notes Nobuhiro Motohashi took while working with Tour surrounded on his life and career. “For years people have been asking me if I’d like to direct, but my reply was always ‘only if I find the right project,” Takayuki Yamada (who stars as Tour) previously stated his career moves. “Now I’ve found a nicer answer: ‘Yamada will be a porn director’.”

Watch the ficial clip below and catch the show on Netflix as August 8th. 

Alabama Bill Would Require Sex Offenders To Pay For Chemical Castration

Lawmakers in Alabama passed a bill that would force some convicted sex fenders to pay for their own chemical castration before being released on parole. The new bill was sent to Gov. Kay Ivey and was passed in Senate last week. Sex fenders convicted committing sex crimes against children under the age 13 would have to pay for their own chemical castration if they were eligible for parole.

Alabama Bill Would Require Sex Offenders To Pay For Chemical Castration
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The bill states that the chemical castration process would require fenders to take pharmaceutical drugs that would reduce testosterone, hormones and other chemicals that drive libido. Parolees would have to take the medication until the judge deems it not necessary anymore. There are only certain people who are convicted sex crimes against children that are eligible for parole.

Even though that there’s been push back against the bill for what many deem as inhumane, State Rep. Steve Hurst, who introduced the bill, defended the law. “I had people call me in the past when I introduced it and said, ‘Don’t you think this is inhumane?’ I asked them what’s more inhumane than when you take a little infant child, and you sexually molest that infant child when the child cannot defend themselves or get away, and they have to go through all the things they have to go through. If you want to talk about inhumane – that’s inhumane,” Hurt told WIAT-TV.

Ryan Reynolds & Fyre Festival’s Andy King Team Up For Hilarious Aviation Gin Ad

Andy King’s dedication to the cause. The Fyre Festival producer gained fame earlier this year after Netflix’s documentary on the botched festival were released. While Billy McFarland and Ja Rule faced backlash, King managed to come out the whole debacle a champion after he pledged to perform fellatio on a customs ficial to get a truck En water delivered to the festival site. Despite not wanting to tell his story about his willingness to “Take one for the team,” it looks like he’s still reaping the benefits from his appearance in the doc.

Ryan Reynolds & Fyre Festival's Andy King Team Up For Hilarious Ation Gin Ad
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Ryan Reynolds’ recently released a new commercial for his Ation Gin brand and tapped Andy King for a cameo. In the ad, Ryan Reynolds’ is seen working hard, engraving the design to each bottle by hand. Reynolds then dishes about his commitment to the company, even tossing in a little pun about hand blowing all the bottles himself. “Because can you ever really go too far for your company? I just don’t think it’s possible,” he says.

Then comes Fyre Festival’s Andy King who’s seen watching the ad at a bar. After the commercial ends, King says, “He gets it” and orders himself a glass Ation Gin. 

Aside from the ad, it was announced earlier this year that Andy King landed his own TV deal. Although details have been scarce, we’re excited to see what he gets up to.

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Unreal Six-Pack At CFDA Fashion Awards

The CFDA Fashion Awards came and went last night and Jennifer Lopez managed to steal the show another time. Whenever she hits the red carpet with her fiancé Alex Rodriguez, you already know she’ll be making headlines the next day. At 49-years-old, the pop star has kept herself in insane shape, clearly working hard in the gym on a regular basis. She had the cameras flashing brightly when she stepped onto the carpet in her stunning long-sleeve crop top, which showed f the results her gym sessions.

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Unreal Six-Pack At CFDA Fashion Awards
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You don’t just wake up with abs like this, ladies and gentlemen. This is the direct result some hard work in and out the war room. J-Lo has obviously been keeping to a strict diet for a long time, lifting weights and working on her core regularly because there’s no way she would look this incredible if not. Showing up to the ceremony with Alex Rodriguez, the beauty was the star the show in her flowy skirt that left a long train behind her but everybody was more focused on her abs.

Her tummy is toned and if you count, you’ll be able to spot six strong muscles showcased right on her abdomen. As reported by Daily Mail, the actress was chosen for the Fashion Icon Award, a prize that was previously won by Pharrell, Rihanna, Beyoncé and others. Take a look at her stunning figure below.

Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Unreal Six-Pack At CFDA Fashion Awards
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Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Unreal Six-Pack At CFDA Fashion Awards
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Jennifer Lopez Shows Off Unreal Six-Pack At CFDA Fashion Awards
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Tiffany Haddish Details Growing Up With Her "Very Violent" Mother

Tiffany Haddish is one the many guests to appear on season two David Letter’s Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction. The Girls Trip actress whose sole purpose is to make people laugh, got quite emotional during her visit when discussing growing up with an abusive mother who became violent after brain damage from a car crash.  

Tiffany Haddish Details Growing Up With Her "Very Violent" Mother
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“I didn’t want to be with my mom no more,” she said, as seen in the clip below. “She became very violent and verbally abusive… I used to be begging my mom if I could go live with my grandma…and she would be like: ‘She’s not your momma! I’m your momma!’ You know, these things she would yell.”

When Tiffany was “eight about to be nine” her mother went through the windshield a car forcing her to relearn how to walk, talk and eat. “It] changed everything about her,” Tiffany added. “I used to think she was demonized. I thought maybe someone else jumped inside her body. Like: ‘Where is my mommy? She’s gone.'”

Tiffany’s memoir The Last Black Unicorn details how she can take a punch due to her mother, who would punch her in frustration or for looking like her father. Her mother is currently living in a mental institution and Tiffany plans to get her out and arrange full-time care. “My goal is to get enough money to buy a duplex. I want to put her in one the units and hire a full-time nurse to take care her,” she explains in her book. “Then I want to get her whatever medications she needs so she can be my mama again. Honestly, that’s all I really want in life.”

Odell Beckham Jr. Shows Off Custom Browns Rolls-Royce: Video

Odell Beckham Jr. will be rolling up to FirstEnergy Stadium in style this season, as he now has a custom Dawg Pound-approved Rolls-Royce Cullinan to match his new uniform.

The special edition truck, created by Dreamworks Motor Sports, comes equipped with a Browns-inspired orange paint job, complete with custom painted 26″ Forgiato wheels with floating orange Rolls-Royce center caps. The truck also comes equipped with orange leather seats, a matching pair subwoers in the back, and an OBJ one-handed catch emblem that emerges from the hood in place the familiar Rolls-Royce “Spirit Ecstasy” sculpture.

Scroll through the IG posts embedded below for a detailed look at OBJ’s new wheels.