Friday October 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Obvious’ Category

Freshman QB Is Dismissed From Team After Kneeling During Anthem

A football player at Division III Albright College in Reading, PA has been dismissed from the team after taking a knee during the National Anthem on Saturday. 19-year-old Gyree Durante, went down on one knee during the National Anthem.  More…

George Lopez booed off stage after Trump jokes flop

Comic George Lopez was booed off stage at a gala for juvenile diabetes in Denver last week, over an anti-Donald Trump routine that fell flat with the crowd. Trying to recover and sensing the audience turn, Lopez said, “Listen, it’s about the kids .?.?. I apologize for bringing politics to an event. This is America — it still is. So I apologize to your white privilege.”  More…

Cop who forcibly arrested nurse for refusing to draw blood is fired

A Utah police officer who was caught on video roughly handcuffing a nurse because she refused to allow a blood draw was fired Tuesday in a case that became a flashpoint in the ongoing national conversation about police use of force. Detective Jeff Payne’s supervisor, Lt. James Tracy, was also demoted to officer.  More…

Unlike Trump, late-night comedy is quiet on Harvey Weinstein

Give Harvey Weinstein this much: He’s proving that late-night comedians aren’t the nation’s conscience after all. Weinstein’s implosion over alleged sexual misconduct ought to put him squarely in the late-night crosshairs, but Jimmy Kimmel, Stephen Colbert and the rest have stayed silent. Did the scandal somehow hit too close to home?  More…

Trump calls for tax law changes for NFL over protests

President Donald Trump on Tuesday called for changes to U.S. tax law affecting the National Football League, fueling a feud with the league and its players over protests that he says disrespect the nation. “Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while at the same time disrespecting our Anthem, Flag and Country? Change tax law!” Trump wrote in a post on Twitter.  More…

Matt Damon denies trying to get Weinstein exposé killed in 2004

Matt Damon on Tuesday owned up to calling a reporter at the request of Harvey Weinstein more than a decade ago, but insists he wasn’t trying to bury her story — and knew nothing about the movie mogul’s alleged history of sexual misconduct.  More…

O.J. wants huge payday for first interview: ‘It has to be the big one’

Once The Juice is loose, he’ll put the squeeze on TV networks for millions for rights to an exclusive interview, sources close to O.J. Simpson told The Post. “He’s not talking for free,” a longtime confidant told The Post a few days before Simpson’s expected Monday release from High Desert State Prison near Las Vegas.  More…

CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy because country music fans ‘often are Republican’

CBS has parted ways with Hayley Geftman-Gold, one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night.  More…

Warriors blast ‘terrible’ Sports Illustrated cover on unity

Warriors star Stephen Curry and coach Steve Kerr are part of SI’s attempt to show how sports have united in the wake of a national divide about many social and political issues, but specifically in recent days about President Donald Trump’s clash with professional leagues.  More…

Debra Messing in hot water with NBC after bashing Megyn Kelly

Debra Messing has been told to “cut it out” by NBC bosses after she bad-mouthed fellow NBC star Megyn Kelly after appearing on her show. The “Will & Grace” star was so put off by Kelly’s question to an audience member — “Is it true that you became a lawyer, and you became gay, because of Will?  More…

Trump rescinds Stephen Curry’s invitation to White House

NBA star Stephen Curry was dis-invited from the White House on Saturday by President Trump. Curry, a Golden State Warriors guard and two-time NBA MVP, said Friday he would vote against the team visiting Trump’s White House to celebrate the team’s 2017 championship. That was enough for Trump to decide against inviting him.  More…

Roger Goodell Ignoring League’s Own Rules in Letting Players Protest Anthem

The NFL rule book specifically requires both teams appear on the field for the playing of the anthem, standing, remaining quiet, and holding their helmets in their left hands. Failure to do so can result in fines, suspensions, and the loss of draft picks. The rules specifically include: “It should be pointed out to players and coaches that we continue to be judged by the public in this area of respect for the flag and our country.”  More…

TV Ratings: ‘Sunday Night Football’ Down Again On Day Of Player Protests

On a day full of criticism from Donald Trump, political protests, linked arms, players taking a knee during the national anthem, and renewed pleas for unity from the league, NBC and the NFL took a ratings hit on Sunday Night Football. Amid cheers and boos from fans at FedEx Field in Maryland last night, the SNF season declined 10% from early numbers of the comparable game of last year.  More…

Anthony Weiner gets hard time

It’s hard time for Anthony Weiner. The disgraced ex-congressman broke down crying as he was sentenced to 21 months in prison Monday for convincing a high school student to undress and touch herself via Skype in 2016.  More…

Trump tells fans to boycott NFL games

President Trump continued his beef early Sunday with NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, suggesting fans boycott the games to bring an end to the protests and said the “League should back U.S.” by firing the athletes.  More…