Now that James Harden has been in Houston for a while as a member the Rockets, it’s clear that he is invested in the city and everything it has to fer. Over the past couple weeks, Harden has been showing us just how much he loves soccer which is a good thing because Houston boasts two pressional soccer teams in the Houston Dynamo and the Dash. Today, Harden took to Twitter with an interesting video which showed his name on the back a Dynamo jersey. It was then revealed by Houston radio station KBXX 97.9 The Box, that Harden is now part the ownership group for both the Dynamo and the Dash.
Harden is beloved in Houston thanks to everything he has done with the Rockets so it only makes sense for him to give back in such a way. Major League Soccer is on the rise in the United States and moving forward, Harden could stand to make a lot money. It’s unclear how much money he has invested at the moment but either way, it’s cool to see an NBA player involved in another sport like this.
LeBron James made a similar move except on a grander scale as he owns a part Liverpool FC.
Detroit Pistons star Blake Griffin made an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday night, where they discussed the eventful NBA f-season and Blake’s budding stand-up comedy career.
The 30-year old All Star also shared his opinion about why people seem to think athletes are so stupid, which could certainly be featured as one the bits in his latest stand-up routine.
“After the game you have to do media and you have to sit at a press conference and answer questions. I think people always think athletes are like really stupid and it’s not that we’re stupid it’s that we’ve just exercised for two hours and there’s not really enough oxygen in our brains.”
He then proceeded to put Fallon through a little post-game interview test to prove his point.
The two also talked about being heckled on the court and where Griffin was when he found out that Kawhi Leonard was signing with the Los Angeles Clippers. Check out the interview in the video embedded below. The post-game bit comes at the 3:00 mark.
Jennifer Lopez and Cardi B are taking over the big screen.
The first trailer for Hustlers has officially arrived. In the action-packed clip, J.Lo plays an exotic dancer who shows off her impressive moves on the pole. She then leads a crew of savvy former strip club employees on a heist to turn the tables on their wealthy Wall Street clients.
“The game is rigged and it does not reward people who play by the rules,” says J.Lo’s character Ramona. “It’s like robbing a bank, but you get the keys.”
Cardi B, a former stripper herself, makes a quick cameo. Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria (Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist), the all-star cast also includes Constance Wu, Keke Palmer, Lili Reinhart, Julia Stiles, Lizzo, and Usher.
Hustlers, inspired by the article published by New York Magazine entitled “The Hustlers at Scores,” hits theaters on Sept. 13.
Ever since OJ Simpson got his very own Twitter account, the internet has been in a very weird place. Simpson has had a tumultuous life that saw him beat a murder case in the mid-90s, only to have himself locked up for the better a decade due to a different crime. When Simpson was first released from prison, it seemed as though he was content with keeping a low prile but now, he can be seen ranting and raving about numerous topics on his Twitter account. Simpson talks about anything and everything from fantasy football to golf and yesterday, he decided to engage in the political realm.
This latest rant was bizarre in the sense that he didn’t really include any information on the people he was talking about. Instead, Simpson gave the general gist a situation, leaving the viewers to guess who he was talking about. He then ends his video with a bit a conspiracy theory about something that happened in the political realm recently.
Overall, the rant was bizarre, incoherent, and in all honesty, kind worrying. Why is OJ being so coy with what he says? What is he hiding? No one seems to know the answers to these questions but hopefully, someone gets to the bottom it soon.
When OJ went through his legal troubles back in the day, he was used as a political tool against his will. While he may not have been a political person in the past, he certainly is now.
It’s been over five years since the death Eric Garner who was murdered at the hands the NYPD. Daniel Pantaleo, the arresting ficer, went after Garner on suspicion selling loose cigarettes. Pantaleo ended up putting Garner in a chokehold and suffocating him to death, despite Garner repeatedly saying, “I can’t breathe.” Even though the medical examiner determined Garner’s death was a homicide, prosecutors have decided against charging Pantaleo for the death Garner.
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After the Justice Department concluded their five-year investigation, Pantaleo will not be facing any charges for murdering Eric Garner in the streets New York. Attorney General William Barr followed the recommendation the prosecutors on the case. The decision arrives just a day before the fifth anniversary Garner’s murder which simultaneously served as the deadline for prosecutors to file charges against Pantaleo. Despite the AG’s decision, the Civil Rights Division were caught f guard by the decision.
Unsurprisingly, the decision to not charge Pantaleo is based on “insufficient evidence” as well as lack pro that the ficer “willfully” killed Garner during the arrest. Apparently, the video evidence Pantaleo suffocating Garner until he was lifeless wasn’t enough pro. Despite the medical examiners ruling and the fact that chokeholds are prohibited by the NYPD, Pantaleo argued that he used a “seatbelt” on Garner which is an approved tactic by the New York Police Department. Additionally, Pantaleo’s lawyer said that prosecutors decided that his client didn’t violate anyone’s civil rights.
A couple months ago, Johnson explained that he would be pursuing legal action against Elliott if he didn’t receive an apology that he felt was sincere. Elliott had, in fact, said sorry but according to Johnson, it simply wasn’t good enough. Elliott’s camp is refusing to comment on the investigation although in the past they stated that they felt as though Johnson was simply trying to extort him for some money.
Johnson is 19 years old and in the video, you can see Elliott use his body to push the young man into a gate which forces him to fall over. Stay tuned for updates on how this case progresses.
Bruse Wane has dropped a new video for his Papoose-assisted single “Killa Soundboy.” The track comes from the Jamaican-born, Bronx-bred MC’s latest project The Dark Knight Album 2: The Fight For Gotham, which is available now.
“I grew up on this beat, which is one of reggae’s most famous and dopest beats, the Stalag Riddim,” Bruse said. “I’ve jumped on it before, but this time I really wanted to kill it. Once I got the song formatted, I reached out to Papoose and we made it happen.”
Watch Bruse and Papoose’s “Killa Soundboy” video above.
People close to the federal investigation on R. Kelly said “more indictments are on the way” in reference to the singer’s group enablers that helped facilitate the alleged sex crimes over the years. His manager, Derrel McDavid and the singer’s former employee, Milton Brown have already been included in the indictment with Kells.
Many employees involved in Kelly’s alleged crimes were responsible for helping get the victims traveling across America to see the singer. With the pressure on Kelly’s inner circle right now, some his ex-employees helped turn over recent video evidence in the singer’s federal indictment. However, Kelly’s protection lies among those who aren’t willing to cooperate with investigators but those are the ones who are currently being focused on. That being said, it’s doubtful that any them will actually end up holding it down for Kelly. Sources close to Kelly believe they will fold in this situation.
To call Game Of Thrones’ final season hated would be an understatement, given the sheer vitriol and rampant backlash. At the center said hate are showrunners David Benif and Dan Weiss, who have since fallen f the face the Earth. Though they are scheduled to appear at the upcoming Thrones Comic-Con Panel on Friday, Jule 19th, actor Nikolaj Coster Waldau has since spoken up in their defense during an appearance at Con Of Thrones.
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Alongside actors Jerome Flynn, Miltos Yerolemou, and Hannah Murray, Coster Waldau took questions about the series for nearly an hour, and it wasn’t long before the elephant in the room was brought up. “Every season has been intense in terms the attention and discussion, but it was extraordinarily intense for a final season,” explains Coster-Waldau, who turned in a standout performance as Jaime Lannister. “And we have this WhatsApp group, the actors, and I saw some people getting a little upset because some the stuff is vicious…It’s just fun for you, but course some got a little upset. There was that kind weird feeling , ‘What the hell? We worked so hard. I’m not asking anyone to feel sorry, by the way. That’s not what I’m saying. I’m just saying how it was to get through that whole thing.”
“For anyone to imagine or to think that the two creators the show are not the most passionate, the greatest, the most invested all, and to for a second think that they didn’t spend the last 10 years thinking about how they were going to end it is kind silly,” he said, during an appearance at another panel. “And also know that they too read the comments. And it is, even though you sit on your own and go, ‘Fucking stupid writers. Assholes.’ They really ― like everyone on ‘Game Thrones,’ every single person and there are thousands ― we worked our asses f to make the best show we could for the ending.”
For more from Nikolaj, be sure to check out the full panel video below. Are you feeling salty about how GoT concluded?
During Sunday night’s Extreme Rules pay-per-view in Philadelphia, WWE announced an upcoming Raw Reunion Special, which will include a plethora WWE icons including Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, Stone Cold Steve Austin and Shawn Michaels, among others.
The Raw Reunion, billed as “the biggest reunion in WWE history,” will air next Monday, July 22 at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida.
The list wrestling legends advertised in the promo video for the Raw Reunion include:
Longtime WWE announcer Jim Ross, who has since signed with All Elite Wrestling, was reportedly invited to join the Raw Reunion and was granted permission by AEW President Tony Khan, but turned down the fer anyway.
The reunion comes just a few weeks before one the WWE’s biggest PPVs the year, SummerSlam. This year’s summer spectacular is scheduled to take place at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto on August 11.
Joycelyn and Azriel, aged 23 and 21 respectively, have proven that they are still living in R. Kelly’s home, posting a new video from his pad where they address the media and his fans. “We actually just read an article saying that we were evicted from the Trump Tower] and saying that we were under emergency living and all kinds stuff like that. We just wanted to let you guys know that that is not true,” said Azriel Clary. “We are here. We are at the Trump,” she continued before showing f their stunning view Chicago.
Joycelyn Savage’s parents interrupted a press conference given by Kelly’s publicist last week, demanding to know where their daughter was. They have been very vocal in trying to save their little girl throughout this mess.
Speaking about his new role (at around the 1:24:20 mark in the video above) Forbes explained how he felt about taking on the new role, detailing how he had spent the last 10 months preparing to run the soon-to-be-opened Supreme flagship in San Fran. He revealed how he has been flying around to the different global branches and working at them as practise, “they’re opening in the fall in S.F. They’ve been doing a lot to get the store ready. We’ll see what happens,” said Forbes. When explaining how it had come about, he said, “we kind called each other. It just happened. I’ve been observing. I’ve been a fan for a long time.” The new location was announced back in April 2018, with the brand sending out invites for a meet-up with it’s soon-to-be neighbouring stores. Sources reported in December that the San Fran store would cover a total 10,000 square-feet and be located right around the corner from the Thrasher retail store, at Market at Sixth. The most recent news as to its progression, revealed that it would finally be opening later during the year, just in time for the FW19 season.
New details are emerging in R. Kelly’s arrest on federal sex crime charges.
On Thursday (July 11), the R&B singer was taken into custody by federal agents over a 13-count indictment related to child pornography and other federal crimes. Now TMZ reports that investigators in the Northern District of Illinois have uncovered over 20 videos of Kelly engaged with minors.
The footage, which allegedly shows Kelly having sex with underage girls, was handed over to the feds by his inner circle, including past and present enablers and employees.
According to Gerald Griggs, the lawyer for Joycelyn Savage’s family, and federal law enforcement sources, the tapes show multiple victims that were reportedly underage. Griggs says the videos were what the feds needed to secure indictments for sex crimes, including child pornography.
Kelly was arrested by NYPD detectives and Homeland Security Investigation agents in Chicago after a federal grand jury handed over a 13-count indictment, including four counts of producing child pornography and two counts of receiving child pornography.
Additionally, Kelly is facing a separate indictment in Brooklyn, charging him with one count of racketeering and four counts of violating the Mann Act, which prohibits transporting people across state lines for the purpose of prostitution.
The 52-year-old singer already faces over a dozen state felony charges related to sexual abuse accusations in Chicago involving four women, three of whom were underage at the time.
He was charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse in February, with 11 new charges filed against him in May. He has pleaded not guilty to those charges.
Hail doesn’t happen too frequently but when it does — and especially when it happens like this — it’s worth taking note. Climate change has affected the world in so many different ways. It’s a serious issue that should be taken seriously. Unfortunately, our leaders tend to think that climate change isn’t the most pressing concern at the moment but if we do nothing to save the country, future generations may not even get a chance to experience life as we know it. One the most concerning videos to have hit the internet in a long time shows a hailstorm in Italy with orange-sized drops coming down.
Mother Nature is extremely cold-hearted and she doesn’t know when to hold f. The most recent instance that came when Pescara, Italy citizens took videos a scary hailstorm in their area. Italy has been struck with severe thunderstorms this summer and flooding in parts the country. As for the hail downpour, at least eighteen people have reported injuries according to the Washington Post.
The hail reportedly shattered windows and with the high wind speeds, a beach fire ended up being spread around, causing even more destruction.
Can we all agree that climate change is a real thing now? Please.
The federal investigation run by the Northern District of Illinois has uncovered over 20 videos of R. Kelly with minors.
Ex-staffers and employees were integral in turning in the video evidence to the Feds.
The uncovered videotapes allegedly show multiple victims engaged with R. Kelly. Numerous witnesses now confirm that the girls shown in the tapes were underage at the time of the recording. R. Kelly’s former enablers and shared the tapes with investigators. The videos helped investigators secure indictments for sex crimes, including child pornography charges.
Last month, a former employee testified to a grand jury that R. Kelly regularly recorded his activities with minors. The employee said that R. Kelly treated his videotaped encounters with underage girls like trophies. The former employee even claimed to be in possession of videotapes of R. Kelly engaging in sexual acts with young girls.
The ex-employee also testified that R. Kelly paid him a large sum of cash for at least one of the tapes. The tape in question ended up on Cook County State Attorney’s office, Kim Foxx. The same ex-employee who testified in the grand jury case turned over more tapes, so he brought receipts.
Many former employees were aware of R. Kelly’s sexual proclivities toward young women. Many of those employees helped the singer gain access to young girls. In 1992, Kelly was introduced to then 12-year-old singer Aaliyah, and subsequently helped her produce her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number.
R. Kelly was on Thursday after a grand jury held up a 13-count indictment.
Charges included four counts of producing child pornography and two counts of receiving child pornography.
R. Kelly is facing another five-count indictment in the Eastern District of New York. Those charges include racketeering and four violations of the Mann Act. Prosecutors are hoping to keep R. Kelly locked up until he faces trial later this year.