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Michael Jordan Donates $2 Million To North Carolina Hurricane Relief And Recovery Efforts

(Wilmington, NC) – “You gotta take care of home.”  That’s what Charlotte Hornets’ owner Michael Jordan said in response to why he was moved to helping out with Hurricane relief efforts in the North Carolina area.  Jordan grew up in the coastal city of Wilmington so outside of just being a caring human being it makes sense for him to want to help out people from the city he calls home.
Jordan told the observer, “Wilmington truly is my home. Kept thinking about all those places I grew up going to,” Jordan said. “And the deaths – it was so sad about the babies (that died, including one in Gaston County). You don’t want to see any of that anywhere, but when it’s home, that’s tough to swallow. People need to understand this will not be a week-long process. This is going to have a huge disruption on people’s lives – not for 10 days, but for years. I hope people understand the importance of this and direct their attention to making things better. It’s going to take a lot of performance all over the Carolinas.”
Hurricane Florence left over 30 people dead in the Carolinas.  Jordan is donating $2 million dollars.  Half of it will go to the American Red Cross with the other half going to the Foundation For The Carolinas’ Hurricane Florence Response Fund.
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Glenn Weiss’ Emmy Proposal Gave Everybody The Feels

(Los Angeles, CA) – The 70th Primetime Emmy Awards got an extra boost in ratings thanks to Glenn Weiss and his proposal to longtime girlfriend Jan Svendsen.

While giving his acceptance speech for winning Outstanding Director for a Variety Special, Weiss payed tribute to his mother who just passed a couple of weeks ago and then popped the question.

As Glenn talked about how much his mother loved Jan, he slid in the proposal saying, “You wonder why I don’t like to call you my girlfriend? Because I want to call you my wife.”  It was by far the sweetest thing we’ve seen in awhile.  As a teary-eyed Jan made her way up to the stage so he could officially ask her. Of course she said yes and yes…he used his mother’s ring!

Man Who Survived Jacksonville Shooting Dies In Car Crash

(Corpus Christi, TX) – He just dodged death last month in Jacksonville when a gamer opened fire at the landing during the Madden video game tournament. But as most people say, when it’s your time…it’s your time. And that day wasn’t it.

25-year old  Ryen Aleman would see his short life come to an end just 3 weeks after that day in August though.  He was pronounced dead Sunday morning after he lost control of his car in a single vehicle crash on Texas state Hwy 44.

Aleman reportedly wasn’t wearing his seat belt and was ejected. The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

Senate Committee Will Hear Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s Accusations Against Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

(Washington, DC) – A ruling on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was said to be set for Thursday but testimony by a woman accusing Kavanaugh of attempting to rape her when they were teenagers may derail any chance of an appointment.

Kavanaugh has received heavy criticism for his stance on abortion rights among other things but it seems like a republican heavy senate was willing to ignore facts and push him on through.  That was, of course, until Dr.. Christine Blasey Ford came forward with accusations against Kavanaugh that include attempted rape.

The federal judge is denying the allegations, but Ford says it did in fact happen and Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley says Ford deserves to be heard. Ford will detail her sexual assault claims on Monday.

 

 

Pacquiao Fight Could Bring Floyd Mayweather Out Of Retirement

(Tokyo, Japan) – Floyd Mayweather’s career earnings hover around the billion dollar mark. He’s got all the titles in the world and most people rank him as the 3rd best boxer in history with Muhammad Ali leading the decorated group.
However, there’s one more belt that he wants and it currently belongs to Manny Pacquiao. He won the WBA secondary welterweight belt in July by knocking out Lucas Matthysse in Malaysia and Mayweather says he wants that belt.
The two were spotted together at an event in Tokyo. And the whole exchange was caught on video. As the two jawed at each other over the possible rematch, the month of December was thrown out as the ideal time to meet back in the ring. Pacquiao told the LA Times that he was looking to return to the ring in December to fight Amar Khan but he also said he would for his next fight to be in the United States.  A reported tax debt may keep that form happening though.
Floyd’s last fight was against UFC star Conor McGregor last year. When Mayweahter beat Pacquiao in 205, a record 4.6 million people paid to watch.

Browns Parting Ways With Josh ‘Flash’ Gordon

(Cleveland, OH) – Substance abuse problems for Pro Bowl wide receiver Josh Gordon have reached fever pitch with the Cleveland Browns.  The organization has announced that it plans on releasing Gordon following a patch of troubles that proved to be costly for the talented football player.

It’s being reported that Gordon will miss tomorrow’s game in New Orleans due to a hamstring injury.  But many think that it’s internal issues that will sideline Gordon. Josh seemed to be doing better around this time last year when he talked about his struggles with drug abuse in a 13-minute documentary.  He had completed a 90 day stint in rehab and seemed to be getting back on track.
But drug use has been constant in Gordon’s life and he detailed the list which includes, outside of alcohol and marijuana, codeine, cough syrup, methazine and cocaine. He spent the majority of the time denying his substance abuse problems since being picked up by the Browns in 2012.
In 2013, he was suspended for two games after testing positive for codeine.  In 2014, he missed 10 games after getting a DUI. In 2015, he was benched indefinitely for violating the NFL’s drug police. He was reinstated in 2017. And 2018 would’ve been his first full season back with many wondering if he would stay sober this time around.  I guess the Browns didn’t want to wait and find out. They finally ended their relationship with Gordon for good.
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Jewelry Designer Calls Out Kim Kardashian For Stealing Her Concept And Designs, Calls Kardashian Klan Frauds

(All Over, USA) – For the umpteenth time, a member of the Kardahian-Jenner clan has been called out for stealing another designer’s/artist’s work.  From KROMA and Jean Paul Gaultier to Vlada Haggerty and Destiney Bleu, between Kim, Kylie and Khloe they’ve been accused of stealing everything from sparkling bodysuits, lip kit logos and promos to camouflage pants, perfume bottles, makeup lines and palettes.  The list goes on and on.

Well now you can add Tanaya Henry to the list.  The jewelry designer is the latest in a long list of accuser to point the finger at a Kardashian for stealing her intellectual property/Lip Lace.502E9C9700000578-6169711-image-a-125_1536961714726Tanaya says she noticed the work on twitter and at first glance thought Kim was paying homage, admiring her work. She was shocked to find out that it wasn’t hers but that Kim had stolen her idea and her designs AND used her photographer  Marcus Hyde to shoot the latest ad for her new lipstick.

It is enough to make anyone go on an obstreperous rant, but Tanaya kept it relatively calm.  To spend years building a brand, a copyrighted brand at that, and have people with money to spend and not a creative bone to work with use their resources to just flat out steal your idea is…yeah…all bets are off.

Take a look:

And the biggest slap in the face is they don’t even try to hide it.

 

 

Milwaukee Officer Involved In NBA Player’s Arrest Fired

(MILWAUKEE, WI – AP) – A Milwaukee officer involved in the stun gun arrest of Bucks’ player Sterling Brown has been fired because of social media posts mocking the incident, the city’s police chief said Thursday.

Police Chief Alfonso Morales said the firing decision was not tied to anything Erik Andrade did when Brown was arrested, but explained that the social media posts compromised the officer’s ability to testify in other cases. Morales spoke about the case at a Marquette University event.

Sterling-Brown-Video-800x445Brown sued the police department in June and accused officers of using excessive force and targeting him because he’s black. A group of officers swarmed on him at a Walgreens parking lot because he didn’t immediately remove his hands from his pockets. Brown was standing with the officers waiting for a citation for parking in a
disabled spot early on Jan. 26, but never appeared to threaten police before or during his arrest, according to police body camera videos.

Andrade later mocked Brown on Facebook for his arrest .

”Nice meeting Sterling Brown of the Milwaukee Bucks at work this morning! Lol #FearTheDeer,” one Facebook post read, referencing a slogan used to cheer on the Bucks at games. Andrade also posted a racist meme of Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant.

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Morales said in a statement that Andrade’s posts violate the department’s social media policies.

”They have a racist connotation and are derogatory, mocking an individual who was recently the subject of officers’ use of force,” Morales said. ”Such comments also directly affect his credibility and ability to testify in future hearings as a member of this Department. I have not, and will not, tolerate such behavior.”

Andrade was at the scene when Brown was arrested but was not among the officers who took him down, according to police. A total of 11 officers involved in the arrest were disciplined or retrained, but Andrade was not among those punished at the time.

The president of the Milwaukee Police Association, Mike Crivello, did not immediately respond to an email seeking comment on behalf of Andrade. Andrade does not have a listed phone number.

Morales apologized to Brown for his officers’ actions and theBucks’ second-year guard was never charged with anything.

Frightening Details Emerge In Domestic Violence Case Against Celtics’ Guard Jabari Bird

(Boston, Mass) – Frightening specifics are coming to light about a domestic violence situation that resulted in Jabari Bird being arrested for assault. Bird just signed his first full-time NBA contract but he may not ever hit the court.
According to reports, prosecutors said the Celtic’s guard struck a woman at least a dozen times over a four hour period in a home in the Brighton area. She was able to escape after he suffered from seizure like symptoms and passed out.  The woman reportedly moved him to a bed and left in a friend’s car.  He later reached out to the victim and threatened to kill himself if she didn’t return to the apartment.
He released the following statement:
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As for what he did to the victim, the allegations are disturbing.  He’s accused of throwing her against the wall, kicking her in the stomach, strangling her until she lost consciousness, assaulting her and dragging her away from the door when she tried to leave.
He was released on a $100,000 bail and faces charges of strangulation, assault and kidnapping.  With the NBA’s new collective bargaining agreement, Bird will receive paid leave.
He’s due back in court on October 25th.