Friday October 20, 2017

Archive for the ‘Scandal’ Category

How the sneaker giants became the shame of college sports

The Nike sneaker ad claimed, “It’s Gotta be the Shoes.” It should have said, “It’s Gotta be the Money.”“There is a major arms race going on,” George Belch, a marketing professor at San Diego State, after Under Armour signed UCLA to a record 15-year, $280 million merchandise deal. But the players don’t share in the college and sneaker company profits.  More…

Kate Beckinsale: Weinstein didn’t remember if he assaulted me

Kate Beckinsale said Harvey Weinstein “couldn’t remember if he had assaulted me or not” years after he first met her as a teen in his hotel room. The English actress was just 17 years old when she first met the powerful movie exec at the Savoy Hotel in London.  More…

Lindsay Lohan defends Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Weinstein has LiLo in his corner. Lindsay Lohan posted a video on Instagram from her bathroom in the United Arab Emirates in which — speaking in a curious Mid-Atlantic accent — she expressed support for the disgraced movie mogul.  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…

NFL’s Week 4 sees dozens of NFL players kneel, raise fists during national anthem

Dozens of NFL players took a knee during the national anthem as others raised their fists before the games of Week 4 Sunday, a day after President Trump tweeted that it that it was “very important” for players to stand. Among the players who kneeled Sunday: half of the San Francisco 49ers. The team released a video of the athletes with the caption: “Together.” Their opponents, the Arizona Cardinals, stood.  More…

Customers Angry After National Anthem Silenced At Buffalo Wild Wings

The National Anthem is the focus of controversy again, this time at a bar in Riverside County. Customers at a Buffalo Wild Wings in Eastvale say an employee refused to let them hear the anthem before an NFL game Monday night – which happened to be the 16th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.  More…

Jemele Hill’s Trump comments have turned into an ESPN firestorm

The only thing that unites both sides of the Jemele Hill controversy is a common fury at ESPN. In neither apologizing nor announcing a suspension — while simultaneously distancing itself – ESPN has managed to enrage just about everyone who has seen the “SportsCenter” anchor’s Tuesday night rant about President Trump. “We are with you @jemelehill,” Colin Kaepernick, himself a lightning rod, said to Hill Wednesday.  More…

‘Untouchable’ Kennedys boast about bad behavior all over Hyannis Port

They’re America’s white-trash blue bloods. The Kennedy clan has been famous over the years for limitless political ambition, immense wealth, excruciating tragedy — and seemingly constant scandal.  More…

Fake street signs warn of ‘easily startled’ Twin Cities cops

Fake street signs have been popping up in the Twin Cities — warning people of “easily started” cops — following the fatal shooting of an Australian bride-to-be by a Minneapolis police officer.  More…

This is the smartest thing an airline has done all year

Delta has canceled its “International Media Day” in wake of a viral video that showed one of its employees threatening a California dad with jail time and kicking him and his family off a flight, the airline said on its website.  More…

Chemist admits botching crime lab results for nearly a decade

More than 20,000 drug convictions in Massachusetts will be tossed out after a lab chemist admitted she intentionally botched evidence for nearly a decade.  More…

Bill O’Reilly won’t be returning to Fox News

F?ox News host Bill O’Reilly is out of his job, ?according to a statement from the cable channel’s corporate parent Wednesday. The host of the top-rated cable TV news show, “The O’Reilly Factor,” was let go amid allegations of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, sources said.  More…

Sources: Fox News Has Decided Bill O’Reilly Has to Go

The Murdochs have decided Bill O’Reilly’s 21-year run at Fox News will come to an end. According to sources briefed on the discussions, network executives are preparing to announce O’Reilly’s departure before he returns from an Italian vacation.  More…

Tone-deaf United CEO thinks things are going just fine

The flying public may be furious at United Airlines, but their CEO thinks things are going just fine. United boss Oscar Munoz, unfazed by the criticism, sent a tone-deaf e-mail to employees Monday that defended the staff’s actions and called the passenger “disruptive and belligerent.”  More…

Cop Slams 22-Year-Old Woman to the Ground Face-First

A disturbing video shows a Colorado police officer slamming a woman face-first to the ground after a scuffle. In the video, a woman in a black dress and high heels can be seen struggling with a Fort Collins police officer outside a bar. After a few seconds, he turns and throws her face down on the pavement.  More…