Drake Blasts NBA Player, You're a 'F***ing P*ssy'

Drake Blasts NBA PlayerYou’re a ‘F***ing P*ssy’

5/2/2018 6:40 AM PDT

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Drake‘s beef with NBA player Kendrick Perkins went from 0 to 100 real quick … the two shouted at each other during the Raptors vs. Cavs game — with Drake reportedly calling him a “f***ing p*ssy.”

The two started exchanging words at halftime … with things getting so heated one of the Cavs players was holding Drake back. 

Things continued after the game when Drake shouted to Perkins that he’s a “f***ing p*ssy” and challenged him to come out of the tunnel, according to the Toronto Star’s Bruce Arthur

FYI, Perkins is 6’10” and 270 lbs. 

After the game, Perkins told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, “What happened was I was talking to my old teammate Serge [Ibaka] walking into halftime telling him ‘We about to win this game,’ and Drake butted in talking sh*t to me. So I said something back to him.”

Drake’s a Raptors superfan — but he’s also friends with a ton of NBA stars. 

Interesting to see how this all plays out … 

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Donald Trump Fires Another Shot at Colin Kaepernick

Donald Trump Fires Another Shot at Kaepernick

4/30/2018 6:53 AM PDT

Donald Trump says Colin Kaepernick would have been A LOT better off if he would have just “honored” the American flag and stood for the national anthem. 

Trump didn’t mention Kaep by name during his rally in Michigan on Friday — but it’s obvious he was talking about the QB, who remains unemployed. 

“We defend our flag and we honor our flag,” Trump said … “and if others honored our flag, they’d be a lot better off wouldn’t they?”

The crowd roared and Trump continued … “We put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance and we stand for the national anthem.”

Again, the crowd went wild. 

Seems Trump is referring to Kaep’s recent back and forth with the Seattle Seahawks — which cancelled a workout with the QB because he refused to stipulate he would NOT take a knee during the 2018 season. 

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From luxury to life behind bars: What Bill Cosby faces in prison

(Reuters) – Bill Cosby, used to the high life as one of America’s biggest stars, will likely see his entourage of aides replaced by an inmate paid pennies to help the legally blind comedian navigate life behind bars after he is sentenced for sexual assault.

FILE PHOTO: Actor and comedian Bill Cosby exits the Montgomery County Courthouse after a jury convicted him in a sexual assault retrial in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo

Cosby, 80, faces up to 30 years in prison when he is sentenced in the next three months for drugging and raping Andrea Constand, 45, in 2004 at his sprawling compound outside Philadelphia. He is appealing the verdict, which could potentially delay his imprisonment for months or even years.

Should he eventually leave the world of private jets and luxury hotel suites, the disgraced star of the 1980s television hit “The Cosby Show” will become probably the best-known celebrity to hear the gates of the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections shut behind him, according to a department spokeswoman, Susan McNaughton.

She said previous and current high-profile inmates have included legislators, ex-police officers and Jerry Sandusky, a former Pennsylvania State University football coach convicted in 2012 of being a serial child molester.

Another is Mumia Abu-Jamal, a political activist convicted in the 1981 murder of a Philadelphia police officer.

Incarceration will be a stark change for the comedian, whose net worth was estimated in 2016 by Fortune magazine at $ 400 million, with $ 100 million invested in real estate, including homes in New York, Massachusetts and Nevada. He also owned a private jet, artwork and dozens of classic cars.

Once Cosby arrives behind bars, he will face an “incarceration reception process” to determine his healthcare and psychological treatment needs, his security level, and to which of 22 male prisons he will be sent.

He will be one of just 83 inmates aged 80 or older, and one of very few who are legally blind, McNaughton said.

Such prisoners are typically assigned a sighted inmate, who is paid just 19 to 42 cents an hour, to assist them and lead them through the facility.

“Certainly Mr. Cosby would be fine,” she said. “Of course they (the inmate assistants) are screened, and there is a lot of monitoring and supervision.”

Like most inmates, Cosby will likely be allowed to receive and send emails, which are also screened for security purposes. Most inmates use prison-approved tablet computers.

Cosby’s prison assistant might also help sort any fan mail that passes a security screening.

“No drugs or contraband or influence of escape,” McNaughton said. “If it clears through the mailroom, it’s delivered to the inmate.”

Reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York; Editing by Daniel Wallis and Dan Grebler

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Bill Cosby jury hunkers down for second day in sexual assault trial

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) – The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial begins a second day of deliberations on Thursday, charged with deciding whether the comedian once known as “America’s Dad” drugged and molested a younger woman at his Pennsylvania home more than a decade ago.

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves court after a day of deliberations in his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

During a three-week trial, prosecutors have portrayed Cosby as a serial predator who hid behind his kindly television persona, while defense lawyers say he has been the victim of women fabricating stories in pursuit of wealth and fame. Cosby, 80, a black comedian who won over America as the wise and witty patriarch on “The Cosby Show” in the 1980s, is on trial on three counts of aggravated indecent assault of Andrea Constand, 45, in January 2004. He has denied the charges, saying any sexual contact was consensual.

A first trial on the same charges ended last year with a deadlocked jury.

The jury, sequestered since the trial began on April 9, was due to resume deliberations at 9 a.m. EDT (1300 GMT) after a six-hour session on Wednesday, when jurors asked to rehear parts of the case.

Last June, a different panel of jurors spent nearly six days deliberating the case before Steven O’Neill, the same Montgomery County, Pennsylvania judge, before he declared a mistrial, leading to the second trial.

Actor and comedian Bill Cosby leaves court after a day of deliberations in his sexual assault retrial at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, U.S., April 25, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

The first trial ended in mistrial last June, just before a flood of sexual assault and harassment accusations against rich and powerful men in media, entertainment and politics gave rise to the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements.

Five women who have leveled similar accusations against Cosby were allowed to testify during the current trial as the prosecution sought to establish a pattern of behavior. At the first trial, only one other accuser was permitted to tell her story.

After receiving instructions from O’Neill on Wednesday morning, the jury raised questions three times.

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Two hours into deliberations, the panel asked for the legal definition of “consent” in a sexual assault case. O’Neill said the question could not be answered under Pennsylvania law.

Later, the jury asked to see two documents prepared by Margo Jackson, a star witness called by the defense, outlining her accusations that Constand once told her “it would be easy” to fabricate a sexual assault accusation against a celebrity.

The judge denied the request but granted the jury’s request to see the content of several instructions about evidence.

Jackson, a former roommate of Constand, was barred from testifying in the first trial.

In a third request, the jury asked for the rereading of Cosby’s interview with police who investigated the 2004 incident that led to his trial as well as a rereading of Jackson’s testimony. The judge granted those requests.

Cosby has remained free on bail. If convicted, he faces up to 10 years in prison for each of the three counts, although sentencing guidelines call for the terms to be served concurrently.

Reporting by David DeKok; Writing by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Frank McGurty and Jeffrey Benkoe

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Kourtney Kardashian To Meet With Congress Over Cosmetics Regulation

Kourtney KardashianMeeting With CongressTo Talk Cosmetics

4/24/2018 1:00 AM PDT

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Kourtney Kardashian is about to dip her toes into D.C. politics … and it’s all in the name of cosmetics.

Our Kardashian sources say Kourtney will come face-to-face with several members of Congress Tuesday in hopes of helping to reform the laws that regulate cosmetics and other personal care products. We’re told Kourt’s teamed up with the Environmental Working Group for the trip. 

Kourtney touched down in D.C. Monday, where she was joined by the “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” camera crew to capture the meetings. Our sources say the ‘KUWTK’ staff booked a block of hotel rooms and a conference room, as well, but it’s unclear if other family members will join. 

Kourtney’s been a huge promoter of environmentally safe products in the past — and she recently teamed up with Kylie for a cosmetics collaboration — so it seems like Kourt wants to make sure she’s putting out a healthy product for users and the planet.

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Prince's Paisley Park Ready to Cash In On His Poetry and Photos

PrincePoetry & Photos Poised for ReleaseUnder Paisley Park Umbrella

4/22/2018 1:00 AM PDT

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Prince‘s vast collection of unreleased music isn’t the only way his estate will reap money for years to come — turns out his words, as in poetry and lyrics, could also be gold.

Paisley Park Enterprises — the merchandising arm of Prince’s estate — has filed paperwork to produce printed content. According to the docs, it will include collector’s books of his handwritten lyrics as well as poetry. Prince’s never-before-released photos and journals could also be flipped for a profit.

It’s great news for fans eager to celebrate Prince’s life as Saturday marks the 2nd anniversary of his death. The only bad news … no word on when PPE will start publishing the material.

As we reported … cops released video Thursday that was shot inside Prince’s home the day they found him dead. Their 2-year investigation determined there was not enough evidence to bring criminal charges in his death.

Photos were also released inside his legendary vault containing shelves upon shelves of recordings … many unreleased … which we know the estate wants to release eventually.

The vault also stored tons of recording equipment, and large sums of cash.

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Natalie Portman refuses to attend ceremony for Israeli million-dollar prize

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israeli-American Hollywood actress Natalie Portman has refused to attend a ceremony in Israel to accept a million-dollar prize because of “distressing” events in the country, the organisers said, announcing the prizegiving had been cancelled.

FILE PHOTO: Cast member Natalie Portman poses at the premiere for “Annihilation” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., February 13, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo

Israel has drawn international criticism in recent weeks for lethal tactics used during clashes with Palestinians along the border with Gaza. Thirty-one Palestinians have been killed and hundreds more wounded. Israel says it is doing what it must to defend its border.

In a statement on its website, the foundation that awards the Genesis Prize quoted a representative for Portman as saying: “Recent events in Israel have been extremely distressing to her and she does not feel comfortable participating in any public events in Israel.”

It gave no further details of her reasons. Portman’s publicist in Los Angeles did not immediately respond to an email seeking further information was not answered.

The foundation said it “admires her humanity, and respects her right to publicly disagree with the policies of the government of Israel”.

“However, we are very saddened that she has decided not to attend the Genesis Prize Ceremony in Jerusalem for political reasons. We fear that Ms. Portman’s decision will cause our philanthropic initiative to be politicised.”

Israel’s minister of culture, Miri Regev, suggested the actress was supporting the “boycott, divestment and sanctions” (BDS) movement, which aims to isolate Israel economically over its treatment of Palestinians. Israel sees the BDS movement as an attempt to delegitimize it.

“I was sorry to hear that Natalie Portman fell like a ripe fruit into the hands of supporters of the BDS,” Regev said.

The Genesis Prize has been awarded since 2014 to individuals for excellence in their professional fields and “who inspire others through their dedication to the Jewish community and Jewish values”.

Previous winners have included former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, sculptor Anish Kapoor, violinist Itzhak Perlman and Hollywood actor Michael Douglas, all of whom donated their prize money to charitable causes.

Portman was born in Jerusalem and moved to the United States at age three.

Reporting by Ari Rabinovitch; Editing by Peter Graff

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Adrien Broner Matches Tekashi69's $300k Fight Bet, 'See You Soon, I'm Pulling Up'

Adrien Broner Matches Tekashi’s $ 300k Fight Bet… Says He’s ‘Pulling Up’

4/18/2018 6:47 AM PDT

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The beef between Adrien Broner and Tekashi69 keeps getting crazier … with Broner now saying he’ll take Tekashi’s $ 300k bet on his fight this weekend.

And he’s got the check to prove it. 

Before he hopped on a plane for New York on Tuesday, Broner shared a photo of a signed check for “Daniel Hernandez” (Tekashi’s legal name) … that came with a serious message for the NYC rapper. 

“Just heard (6ix9ine) wanna make a small bet for my fight April 21st… well look your check is made bro just have my money when I beat the sh*t out Jessie Vargas.”

“See you soon I’m pulling up to New York right now.”

It’s the same threat Broner made on Monday — after he says Tekashi called him a “clown” on IG. Tekashi immediatelyclapped back, saying he’d throw 300 racks on “this p***y ass n**ga” losing to Vargas.

FYI, Broner vs. Vargas is this Saturday on Showtime … but we wouldn’t be surprised if we saw these 2 duke it out first.

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T.I. Calls for Starbucks Boycott After Black Men Arrested in Philadelphia

T.I.Calls for Boycott on Starbucks… After Outrage in Philly

4/16/2018 6:46 AM PDT

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T.I. says the only way to get Starbucks’ attention is to hit ’em where it hurts most — their pockets — after 2 black men were treated unequally in Philadelphia.

We got the rapper at LAX Sunday and asked him about the controversial arrest in Philly … where cops arrested 2 men last week after an employee called 911 saying they were trespassing, while they stated they were simply waiting for a friend before placing their orders. A video showed the men being walked out in handcuffs and customers telling cops they’d done nothing wrong. 

The arrest sparked public outcry … forcing Starbucks to issue an apology days later, which T.I. just wasn’t buying. But, maybe he’ll buy this — the coffee giant’s CEO, Kevin Johnson, went on “Good Morning America” Monday and said managers will undergo training on how to spot “unconscious bias” after calling the arrest reprehensible.

You’ll recall T.I. was behind the Houston’s boycott — which he’s since lifted — and it’s pretty clear he thinks Starbucks should get the same treatment until real action’s taken.

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Coachella Packed with Celebrities on Day 1

CoachellaPacked with Celebs Day 1

4/14/2018 6:31 AM PDT

Coachella Day 1 did not disappoint in the celeb dept. … scores showed up to take in a little pop, a little rap and a little yodeling.

Where to start … Kourtney Kardashian, Kylie Jenner, Chanel West Coast, Iggy Azalea, Josie Canseco, Emily Ratajkowski, Brooke Burke, Brielle Biermann, French Montana, Cindy Crawford, Teyana Taylor, Olivia Culpo, Randy Jackson, Lisa Rinna, Paris Hilton, Justin Bieber, Brooklyn Beckham and lots more.

The Weekndheadlined Friday night and Beyonce will hit the stage tonight at around 11 PM.

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