While Bill Belichick and Brady may have other plans, it appears as though owner Robert Kraft is firm on his stance when it comes to his star QB. TMZ recently caught up with Kraft and asked him if he plans to keep the six-time champion. Kraft came back with a simple response saying “we plan to.”
Free agency will certainly be interesting as Brady is the highest-prile player available. As next season, Brady will be 43 years old and is expected to show signs decline. He is still a serviceable quarterback but it still remains to be seen whether or not he can have some success outside the Belichick system.
Let us know in the comments below which team you would like to see Brady play for, next season.
The Rae Sremmurd crooner has expressed his desire to sing the national anthem at the Super Bowl. While speaking with TMZ, the “Unforgettable” hitmaker made his pitch to the NFL.
“To the NFL and all the highest up people, please, I would like to sing the next one,” said Swae, who performed an impromptu rendition from his car.
Swae will have to wait at least until next year though. Demi Lovato is set to perform “The Star Spangled Banner” at this year’s Super Bowl LIV in Miami on Feb. 2. “I know she gon’ kill it,” added Swae.
Past national anthem performers have included Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Diana Ross, Lady Gaga, and Christina Aguilera.
In the meantime, Swae has been working on his solo album and will perform his own set at Coachella in April. Last year, he dropped a pair of singles, “Sextasy” and “Won’t Be Late” featuring Drake.
Ever since being released from prison a few years ago, OJ Simpson has been doing his best to keep a low prile while out in public. It wasn’t until recently that the former NFL player began making Twitter videos where he gives his opinion on a wide range topics including politics, sports, and fantasy football. Yesterday, Simpson was particularly perturbed after it was revealed that Derek Jeter was one vote shy unanimously making it to the Baseball Hall Fame. Many have been trying to figure out who the voter was and some are even calling for them to be banned from voting.
Simpson seems to be one the voices as he took to Twitter to condemn the anonymous voter. As Simpson explained, Jeter’s talent and impact on the sport are undeniable which makes it crazy for him not to be voted unanimously. Simpson thinks the writer should have his voting right revoked.
He also suggested the writer might be Boston considering Red Sox fans hate those who played for the Yankees. Either way, Simpson is upset and wants to see some kind justice here.
Simpson also spoke about the Super Bowl and how he is betting on the San Francisco 49ers. Clearly, OJ has some strong opinions when it comes to the world sports.
Helicopter parents are simply: the worst. For those who don’t know, a helicopter parent is someone invests a little too much time in their child’s activities, particularly when it comes to sports. One those helicopter parents is a man named Barry Lee Jones who was arrested after a shocking incident at a high school wrestling tournament.
According to TMZ, the incident went down in Kannapolis, North Carolina and saw Jones attack his son’s opponent in the middle a match. In the footage below, you can see Jones rush the mat where he tackles the unsuspecting wrestler. Reports say the whole incident occurred after the opponent Jones’ son performed an illegal move. It’s important to note the wrestlers in question are 17 years old.
The man was eventually arrested for assault and disorderly conduct. Jones was released just a short time after on $1000 bond. Luckily, the young wrestler was not injured in the attack although parents in the Guilford County area are appalled by what happened and sent a lengthy letter to the superintendent who is making sure something like this never happens again.
Needless to say, it’s probably better to not get involved in your child’s competitions, especially if your immediate reaction is to get violent.
#MEGXIT is one the biggest international stories at the moment. Last week, Prince Harry and Meghan, the Duchess Sus, formally announced their plans to take a step back from the royal family. They wish to establish some financial independence by renouncing royal titles and state funding. “We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages,” the couple wrote in an Instagram post. People across the world clutched their pearls and pointed fingers upon hearing this news, trying to figure out why the Harry & Meg would break from precedent and disrespect the Queen in this manner.
Given this a huge trending topic and any post related to #MEGXIT can attract clicks (yes, I see the irony in this), a reporter tried to get Serena Williams to comment on it. “Your good friend, Meghan Markle, who attended your last 2 slams, and Harry, have taken a move, a stance that many people think is extraordinary and historic,” the reporter said. “What are your feelings about that? Have you spoken to her?”
Considering this topic has no connection to Williams’ pression, she declined to share her thoughts on it during an Australian Open press conference. “Yeah, I have absolutely no comments on anything with that,” Williams replied. “But good try. You tried. You did good.” Props to Williams for avoiding that bait.
The matchup for Super Bowl LIV is set – now it’s time for those commercials to start rolling. As was the case in recent years, some the pricey Super Bowl commercials have leaked in advance the big game, including Budweiser’s brand new “Whassup” ad inspired by the classic commercial that debuted two decades ago.
This time around, it’s a couple smart home devices asking each other “Whassup” as Budweiser, in partnership with Uber, encourages football fans not to drink and drive. The ad will air exclusively in Canada during Super Bowl LIV, but you can get an early look the video embedded below.
According to ET Canada, when Budweiser’s “Whassup” ad airs during the Chiefs vs 49ers game on February 2nd, it will feature a promotional Uber code to help viewers get home at the end the night.
“We’re excited to be bringing ‘Whassup’ back after 20 years with a modern twist, while simultaneously sending a vital message around making the smart decision to not drive impaired,” Mike D’Agostini, director marketing for Budweiser Canada said.
“We’re thrilled to be working with a premier partner like Uber and proud to be taking the opportunity to use such a massive platform to urge Canadians to choose a smarter way home.”
The NBA’s annual Martin Luther King Day schedule kicked f this afternoon with a matchup between the Detroit Pistons and Washington Wizards, and it didn’t take long for Bradley Beal to give us the first highlight the day. With the shot clock winding down midway through the first quarter, Beal got matched up with Andre Drummond on a switch at the top the key. What happened next is every big man’s nightmare.
Beal delivered a vicious, behind-the-back stepback, that buckled Drummond’s knees and ankles while simultaneously sending the Wizards bench into pandemonium. Check out the cross, as well as the reaction from the bench, in the video embedded below.
The Wizards and their fans haven’t had much to get excited about this season but Bradley Beal has continued to ball out. In 34 games, the two-time All Star is averaging a career-high 27.2 points per game to go along with 6.4 rebounds and 4.6 assists. That said, the Wiz are just 13-28 on the season which puts them among the bottom five in the league.
Beal, 26, recently inked a two-year, $72 million contract extension that will begin with the 2021–22 season and includes a player option for the 2022–23 season.
There are a total 14 NBA games on the slate today, including a TNT double-header featuring the Los Angeles Lakers at Boston Celtics tipping f at 7:30pm ET, followed by the Golden State Warriors vs Portland Trail Blazers at 10pm ET.
Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston were a Hollywood power couple in the early 2000s although it all came crashing down back in 2005 when the two decided to get a divorce. Pitt ended up going on to be Angelina Jolie although a couple years ago, they ended their relationship. Aniston hasn’t been able to find that special someone since ending things with Pitt and fans have always been optimistic about a reunion. Well, their wishes came true on Sunday night as the two were spotted together at the SAG Awards. Both actors won their respective awards and were quite keen on listening to each other’s speeches.
In the tweets below, you can see the two holding hands. In another video, Pitt can be seen watching Aniston’s acceptance speech on one the TV screens.
As you can imagine, this reunion caused quite a stir on social media. Fans are always excited about this kind thing and their excitement was palpable. Many people jumped to conclusions while others expressed just how big this is for the two moving forward. Being friends with your ex is nothing new so fans the two should probably proceed with caution when anticipating some sort re-coupling.
Kevin Hart was caught in one the biggest scandals the last few years when old tweets his resurfaced and put him in a tough position with the LGBTQ community. As we’re sure you remember, Hart tweeted out some jokes that were seen as homophobic, and the Academy asked him to apologize to the LGBTQ community. Hart refused, stepped down from his Oscar host position, and the ceremony went hostless. Although it was expected to be an awkward situation, the Oscars without a host actually went on smoothly. It seems like the Oscars were happy with the results, and have opted to remain hostless for the 2020 ceremony.
TMZcaught up with Kevin Hart as he was leaving Bootsy Bellows early Sunday morning in West Hollywood and asked him how he felt about the Oscars opting out getting a host this year. Hart seemed unbothered, although he seemed reluctant to speak with TMZ at first. After the initial cold shoulder, Hart answered the question as he gets into his vehicle. “I’m a fan the Oscars, always have been,” stated Hart. “It’s no feeling, it’s not a problem, it’s a good thing on both sides.” The 2020 Oscars will air on February 9.
The Mortal Kombat series has been popular for almost three decades at this point. Mortal Kombat 11 dropped last March to critical acclaim and fan praise. At the game’s drop, fans were teased with images downloadable extra characters set to launch as DLC. Gamers have already been blessed with a playable Terminator T-800, and now they will have another new character to brutalize their opponents with. NetherRealm Studios released a trailer for The Joker, Batman’s arch-nemesis and the latest playable guest in Mortal Kombat 11. The 2-minute video highlights a slew savage combat moves that will be a blast to use in-game. The trailer is comprised in-game combat footage. The Joker’s fatalities are amazing.
With the new Joker playable character, gamers will also have access to new Batman-inspired costumes. Kitana gets a Catwoman costume, Baraka is dressed up as Killer Croc, and Noob Saibot moonlights as the Batman Who Laughs. Those who have Early Access will get the new DLC on January 28, and the rest us must wait until February 4. Spawn will be the next DLC character that gamers can get their hands on. He is set to debut in March. Are you guys enjoying Mortal Kombat 11?
The existence aliens has been wildly debated, although you’d be a fool to think that there isn’t life outside the planet earth. While there hasn’t necessarily been concrete evidence proving that aliens exist, it appears as though the Department Defense has some documents and footage related to UFO spottings.
In response to a public records request filed by Vice, the Navy has revealed that there have been briefings about UFO spottings including one between the USS Nimitz and an unidentified flying object. The Navy responded to the FOI request, writing they had, “discovered certain briefing slides that are classified TOP SECRET. A review these materials indicates that are currently and appropriate Marked and Classified TOP SECRET under Executive Order 13526 and the Original Classification Authority has determined that release these materials would cause exceptionally grave damage to the National Security the United States.” Adding, “We have also determined that ONI possesses a video classified SECRET that ONI is not the Original Classification Authority for.”
Despite admitting to the existence the footage, a rep for the Pentagon said that there are no plans to release it. “However, I can tell you that the date the 2004 USS Nimitz video is Nov. 14, 2004,” the spokesperson told Vice. “I can also tell you that the length the video that’s been circulating since 2007 is the same as the length the source video. We do not expect to release this video.”
In an upcoming UK documentary for Channel 5 titled Thomas Markle: My Story, Meghan Markle’s estranged father, Thomas Markle, called out Meghan for renouncing her royal titles along with Prince Harry.
“This is like one the greatest long-living institutions ever. They are destroying it, they are cheapening it, they’re making it shabby,” he says in a preview clip, as reported by PageSix. “They are turning it into a Walmart with a crown on it now. It is something that is ridiculous, they shouldn’t be doing this.”
The clip ends with Thomas saying, “I can’t see her reaching out to me, especially now. Or Harry for that matter. But again, I think both them are turning into lost souls. At this point, I don’t know what they’re looking for. I don’t think they know what they’re looking for.”
On Saturday, Queen Elizabeth and Buckingham Palace released a statement confirming that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle would no longer be using their royal titles: “I recognize the challenges they have experienced as a result intense scrutiny over the last two years and support their wish for a more independent life,” the 93-year-old Queen said. “I want to thank them for all their dedicated work across this country, the Commonwealth and beyond, and am particularly proud how Meghan has so quickly become one the family.”
Thomas Markle was a no-show at the royal wedding in 2018.
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.
Odell Beckham Jr found himself in a compromising position recently while celebrating the LSU Tigers’ recent National Championship win. Beckham Jr. was in the locker room after the game and could be seen handing out money to some the players. This goes against NCAA rules and many fans were up in arms over what went down. In fact, Beckham is currently being investigated by the school even though many people maintain the money he gave away was fake. OBJ also has a warrant out for his arrest thanks to an incident in which he smacked a cop on the butt.
TMZ recently caught up with former New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, who gave his opinion on the whole ordeal. As Cruz explains, he doesn’t see what the big deal is about Beckham’s antics and that it seems as though people are always looking for reasons to go after him.
“At this point, it feels like they’re just picking on him ’cause he is who he is,” Cruz said. “His alma mater just won the national championship. Let him have some fun. I think he didn’t do nothing wrong … I think he’s good.”
Do you agree with Cruz’s assessment? Let us know in the comments below.
Mike Mills, who is the bassist of R.E.M and one of its founders, says that the band is “exploring all legal avenues” to prevent President Trump from using the group’s music at public rallies.
In a Twitter post he wrote: “We are aware that the President* @realDonaldTrump continues to use our music at his rallies. We are exploring all legal avenues to prevent this, but if that’s not possible please know that we do not condone the use of our music by this fraud and con man.”
The post was seemingly in response to the president playing “Everybody Hurts” and “Losing My Religion” at a recent campaign rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
The band, however, apparently has an uphill battle on their hands. This is because the president (and anyone else) is legally allowed to play R.E.M.’s music in public, as long as the venue has a public performance license from ASCAP, BMI, SESAC or whomever represents R.E.M.’s catalog.
According to legal experts, there is no precedent that would force Trump to cease and desist playing the band’s songs.
This is not the first time that the band has spoken out against Trump’s use of their music. In 2015, they insisted that they did not “authorize or condone” his use of “It’s The End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine)” at a campaign rally.
In February of last year, the band asked Twitter to take down a video that the president posted that used “Everybody Hurts.” They were successful in this case because the rules for using music in videos is different than for using it in public performances. It requires explicit permission from the copyright owners.
Other artists who have asked the president to stop using their music include: