Organizers of the Clockenflap music festival, which is Hong Kong’s largest, announced that they are cancelling the event, citing the increase in the violence in the city because of the ongoing political protests.
The festival was to take place on November 22-24.
In conjunction with the announcement, the festival organizers issued the following statement: “Due to the escalation of the crisis this week, and therefore the uncertainty this creates for the coming weeks, Clockenflap 2019 will be cancelled. Until this week we were fully committed to delivering the festival. Unfortunately the situation has now made this impossible.”
Established in 2005, Clockenflap has grown to be not only the largest music festival in Hong Kong but also one of the biggest throughout Asia. In addition to over 50 local acts, this year’s festival was to include the following performers:
Mumford and Sons
Bombay Bicycle Club
Kevin Kaho Tsui
Clockenflap is not the first music festival in Hong Kong to be canceled because of the protests.
Last month, Rolling Loud Hong Kong also for the very same reason. Other event cancellations have included the CineAsia film industry conference and trade show, the Asia Video Summit and the Hong Kong Tennis Open. The tennis event was scheduled to take place in Victoria Park, which has been one of the meeting points of the protests.
The protests began about 5 months ago, in response to a new law that would have given the mainland Chinese government the ability to extradite criminal suspects from the enclave, which has enjoyed great autonomy since being returned to China from the British a few decades earlier.
While the law was eventually withdrawn, the protests and ensuing violence have only risen. Recently, all schools in the city, including universities, have closed, and clashes between protesters and police have gotten even more intense.
Paul George made his Los Angeles Clippers debut on Thursday night, following a pair shoulder surgeries that caused him to miss the team’s first 11 games.
Some rust was to be expected in his first live game action since April, but George was an efficient 10–17 from the field for a team-high 33 points in his 24 minutes on the court. He also added nine rebounds and four assists with five turnovers in the 132-127 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans.
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As a whole, George thought his performance was terrible, but mentioned that it’s the best his shoulders have felt “in a really long time.”
“I thought I was terrible,” said George, per ESPN.
“A lot breakdowns happened because my lack being out there with those guys,” George continued. “I’m here to win games and I didn’t get a win. … We had a chance to win tonight and a couple bad possessions in a row that we have down the stretch and we lose. That’s what I gauge good games and bad games on.”
“That’s the best my shoulders have felt in a really long time, so I knew coming into tonight shooting wouldn’t be a problem,” he added. “Just playing basketball is what I’m lacking right now.”
The Clippers dropped to 7-5 on the season as a result Thursday night’s loss but they’ll now return home for a five-game home stand starting with a matchup against Trae Young and the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday night. George’s former team, the Oklahoma City Thunder, will visit Staples Center on Monday night.
Check out some highlights from PG’s Clippers debut in the video embedded below.
In a shocking twist, actress Halle Berry has reportedly thrown her ex-boyfriend Gabriel Aubry under the bus, accusing him all sorts damaging things in their heated custody battle. The former couple are currently hashing out the details regarding custody their daughter Nahla and, in new legal documents, Berry alleges that several experiences that her ex-partner lived through were enough to derail their entire relationship and life.
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According to RadarOnline, Halle Berry is making some serious claims about her ex-boyfriend, model Gabriel Aubry. During their relationship, Aubry reportedly used racist terms and refused to recognize their daughter as biracial. Even more shocking was the mention an alleged incestuous relationship with one his family members. She notes that the emotional damage caused by his former relationship was enough to ruin their own life. “After the first six months our relationship, our life diminished and after one year we had less than three times per year,” said the actress in a reported testimony. She also notes how Aubry did not accept responsibility for this.
Berry says that her former partner’s ual relationship with a family member lasted “for years,” also noting that the man’s mental health issues lead him to not be stable as Nahla’s primary parental figure.
Jonathan was later sued by Kevin for attempted extortion and his former friend denied any wrongdoing. The Blast now has more recent updates on the case since the Jumanji actor is fighting to have Montia’s initial case thrown out, calling it “baseless.” According to the publication, Montia asked for an extension on her case since she claimed to be in settlement discussions but Kevin denied that he was in talks with her.
“As a factual matter, Defendant Hart was not a party to any such settlement discussions, and has had no recent communications with Plaintiff or Plaintiff’s counsel regarding settlement,” documents state. “Plaintiff is improperly attempting to drag out the litigation in order to delay the inevitable determination that her claims are, in fact, baseless.”
Every person’s worst nightmare is being left hanging on the handshake or high-five. Picture it. You stick your hand out for someone to dap up and the contact never comes. Instead, you’re just standing there like a fool, putting your hand back to the side in pure shame. Well, that’s exactly what happened to LeBron James on Tuesday night as his team took on the Phoenix Suns. Sure the Lakers won the game but at what cost?
In the video below, the Lakers were taking a bit a timeout and LeBron stuck his hand out for a high-five from one the coaches. Instead getting his props, LeBron was given the physical equivalent being left on read. That’s when Jared Dudley, all people, swooped in to save the day.
Dudley hasn’t had a huge impact for the Lakers this season but this is definitely his best assist thus far. As a veteran role player, Dudley knows what it means to be a good teammate and this is the perfect example his poise in a time need. We’re sure LeBron was appreciative the love in a moment where there was no love left to receive.
Hopefully, next time LeBron won’t have to pull a Josh Hart and dap himself up in a fit pure embarrassment.
This season has been a complete write-f for Kevin Durant as he has to miss the entire campaign with a ruptured Achilles. Durant sustained the injury during the NBA Finals last season and it’s been a struggle ever since. Typically, Achilles injuries can spell trouble for a player’s career but when it comes to KD, it seems like he is taking it all in stride. Durant has shown some pretty amazing progress so far and every day, it seems like he comes through with a visual progress report.
The latest example KD’s quick rehab is the video below which shows Durant shooting threes without even jumping. Of course, when you’re recovering from an Achilles injury, you can’t really afford to leave your feet so KD is experimenting with his no jumper, jumper.
It’s too early to tell whether or not KD will be able to get back to his old self by next season but so far, the chances are stacked in his favor. He will be joining a Brooklyn Nets team that boasts the services Kyrie Irving who is widely considered to be a top-five point guard in the league. Once these two link up, the whole Eastern Conference will be flipped upside down and we can’t wait to see it.
Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield are two the most infamous heavyweight boxers all-time and back in 1997, they had an infamous fight where Tyson bit a chunk Holyfield’s ear f. It was a pretty iconic moment in boxing history that continues to be talked about to this day. Considering Holyfield was badly injured on the play, it’s surprising to know that the two are actually quite friendly and still talk from time to time. This past week, Holyfield appeared on “Hotboxin’ With Mike Tyson,” and the two ended up discussing their infamous fight.
In the clip below TMZ, Holyfield explains to Tyson why he ended up forgiving him and how he actually did something similar although no one got to see it.
“People keep asking, ‘How are you gonna forgive somebody?'” Holyfield said. “I say, everything that ever happened, at some point in time, I did it. Mike bit me, I say I bit somebody too … it just wasn’t on TV. I bit a guy in his shoulder. He dropped me, and I didn’t know when you had a concussion, you’ll bite too.”
The two ended up laughing f the whole incident and now, Tyson and Holyfield are considering selling edible gummies in the shape the former’s ear. It’s cool to see these two bury the hatchet.
In a recent interview about his sneaker with Under Armour, Curry was asked about whether or not he sends his shoes to haters. Curry admitted that he doesn’t do it although, in the case Jordan, he might actually have to.
As you can probably tell by Curry’s tone in the video, he was just joking about the whole ordeal and doesn’t seem to care too much about what Jordan has to say. At the end the day, MJ is an ultra-competitive former player who knows what it takes to make it into the Hall Fame. Clearly, Curry is on the right track and barring any huge setbacks or scandals, the Warriors sharpshooter seems to be a lock to get in.
Trina was just doing her groceries at the local Walmart when, out nowhere, somebody decided to cop an attitude around her, exposing themselves by using extremely hurtful racial slurs against the successful rapper. In a video that’s making its way around the internet, iconic rapper Trina can be seen yelling at a customer at the supermarket for attacking her with inappropriate and disgusting language. You would expect anybody in Trina’s situation to fight back with words, especially given the severity the situation. After all, we are living in 2019. This type nonsense just shouldn’t be happening anymore.
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The recording artist was seemingly waiting in line to pay for her items and, while it’s unclear what sparked the war words, Trina is heard yelling at the woman to “say it again.” Referring to the woman as a “dirty ass bitch,” Trina then goes on to say “I am a n***er, I am a n***er bitch, say it again!”
Witnesses who were at the Florida-area Walmart report that the fight began after Trina accidentally bumped into the white woman, who used the racial slur after telling her to watch where she was going. The police reportedly did not take a report the incident because Trina was opposed. They also reportedly did not speak to the woman who hurled the insult.
One woman was body-slammed onto the concrete outside a Popeyes after a fiery argument turned nasty. According to ABC7, the woman was disputing a charge on her bill at the Columbia, Tennessee Popeyes when things began to get heated. This is when the woman allegedly used the N-word, which sent the employees, mostly African American, into a rage. Video can be seen the employees responding to the racist word, with the cameraman stating, “This ain’t no place to say the N-word.” The cameraman was referencing the fact the store has several African Americans inside at the time she allegedly used the N-word. You can hear the woman claiming that she has family that works for the law.
After the woman finally decided to leave the establishment, she was pursued by several employees. One man grabbed her and body-slammed her to the ground viciously. The woman’s attorney said the employee’s actions weren’t justified.”If she said something that she regrets, it doesn’t give a grown man the right to chase her into the parking lot as she is trying to leave the store, and body slam a 55-year-old grandmother down on the concrete,” he said. The attorney also said the woman suffered nine fractures, including six broken ribs and a broken knee. Police arrested 29-year-old Deriance Hughes, who faces aggravated assault charges.
Tory Lanez isn’t scared to handle things himself. As reported by TMZ, the young artist was quick to swing on someone he found to be disrespecting him at Club LIV in Miami this weekend. Lanez was at LIV Miami Friday night for a show. Before hopping on stage though, Lanez was caught on camera swinging on a man. It’s hard to see if the punch connected, but Lanez rushes the man after throwing the hook regardless. The alleged victim is reportedly a Love & Hip-Hop Miami star. A rep for LIV Miami told TMZ it’s Prince Michael Harty. The club stated, “Last night our security broke up an altercation between Love and Hip Hop’s Prince and Tory Lanez. We have a zero-tolerance policy towards violence and both parties were immediately asked to leave the venue.”
It doesn’t look like both parties were asked to leave though, seeing as Tory performed not long after the altercation. Neither Lanez nor Prince’s parties have commented on the fight. Police were called to the club, but nothing came it. Lanez appeared to enjoy his night afterward, posting clips himself having a good time with lovely ladies after killing it on stage for a packed house.
You never wish for something this traumatic to anybody so it’s a shame to report that Playboy Playmate Lauryn Elaine was robbed this week at her Hollywood home. According to TMZ, the model arrived at her house in NoHo late on Wednesday night when she noticed her front door had been busted in. When she walked inside, two men came out her bedroom and a third exited her brother’s room. All three men were reportedly wearing masks and demanded she open her safe, which she complied with. One man pointed a gun at her and another tied her up with a dog leash before they made f with $30,000 in cash and her purse.
Lauryn managed to get herself free when the robbers left her spot, running outside to get help and alerting the police. Authorities are currently looking for the three masked men. In a video obtained by the media outlet, you can see that basically all rooms in her home were trashed with furniture all over the place, smashed mirrors, and more.
Hopefully, the model is able to get to the bottom this so that she can retrieve the money that was stolen from her. Lauryn Elaine has been Playboy’s Playmate the Month in the past, getting published seven times internationally.
Joker is proving to be one the most popular movies the year, and therefore, there are a lot fans who want answers to the film’s more ambiguous plot details. The details around Zazie Beetz‘s character, Sophie are intentionally unclear throughout the film, but the last time we see her, we are left completely in the dark about what happens next. Now, Todd Philip’s has explained what happens to Sophie after the camera cuts away.
“He doesn’t kill her,” Philips tells IndieWire. “Definitively. As the filmmaker and the writer, I’m saying he doesn’t kill her. We like the idea that it’s almost like a little bit a litmus test for an audience to say, ‘OK, well how crazy is he?’ And most people that I’ve spoken to think he didn’t kill her because they understand this idea that he’s only killed people that did him wrong, so to speak. That have fucked him over. She had nothing to do with it. Most people understood that he was living by – even as a villain – a certain code. We thought when he kisses Gary on the head, the little actor, and he runs f, he clearly has a code he lives by. Of course, he didn’t kill this woman down the hall and her child.”
Philips also discussed removing a late scene that showed Sophie watching Arthur during his climactic scene on Murray Franklin’s show.
The Atlanta rapper caps off an epic 2019 with “Woah,” his first solo track since July. “Worked hard and determined / It’s safe to say I earned it, woah,” raps Baby on the boastful anthem, produced by Quay Global. “None of you guys get fly as me, woah / Matter of fact, none of you guys get high as me, woah.”
He most recently collaborated with DaBaby on “Baby” and Future on “Out the Mud,” and performed a surprise free concert at Southern University and A&M College’s homecoming in Baton Rouge last week. You can catch Baby on the road through the rest of the year, including Rolling Loud in L.A. on Dec. 14.
And expect more big things from Lil Baby in 2020, including his upcoming full-length album. “I really been bullshittin whole 2019 , 2020 My Turn,” he tweeted.
Tyson Fury isn’t done with the WWE just yet. Coming f a victory against “The Monster Among Men” Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on Halloween, Fury is scheduled to return to SmackDown this Friday, November 8 in his hometown Manchester, England.
The heavyweight champ defeated Strowman last week by way count out after landing a stiff right jab, and it certainly doesn’t look like their feud will end there. The ficial WWE preview for Fury’s SmackDown appearance reads:
As reported on WWE Backstage, The Gypsy King is slated to appear when the blue brand broadcasts from the lineal heavyweight champion’s hometown Manchester, England. With Fury in the building, Braun Strowman shouldn’t be far behind as the two brawlers have unfinished business.
Are Fury and Strowman headed for another epic collision?
The Gypsy King, who reportedly made approximately $15 million for participating in the Crown Jewel match, still has a date with Deontay Wilder on the horizon, although that rematch has not yet been ficially confirmed. Fury and Wilder’s first bout in December 2018 was an absolute thriller which ended in a controversial split draw, with the scorecards at 115–111 for Wilder, 114–112 for Fury, and 113–113.
Their rematch is rumored to take place in February 2020, but until then it looks like Fury will be happy to collect WWE pay checks.