Snoop Dogg received his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday. The rapper was flanked by Dr. Dre, Jimmy Kimmel and record producer Quincy Jones during the ceremony. The 47-year-old’s star is # 2,651 in the history of the Walk, which originated in 1960.
Bears beat the Minnesota Viking 25-20 on Sunday Night in a nationally televised
game that showed the dominance of the Bears defense lead by the player they got
in a blockbuster trade before the season began.
from the Oakland Raiders in a deal that sent 2 first round draft picks to the Silver
and Black, outside linebacker Khalil Mack has been a one man wrecking crew for
In an era in
which rules clearly favor the offense and promote scoring the Bears defense has
been giving the middle finger to Roger Goodell and his “protect offensive
players at all costs” rule changes.
sit at 7-3 and in control of the NFC North and Mack put on a clinic Sunday
night with a strip and fumble recovery on the same play as the Vikings were in the
red zone, a sack of Minnesota QB Kirk Cousins and a pressure that caused Cousins
to throw a pick to Bears safety Bryce Callahan.
scored 20 points and amassed 268 yards of total offense, 150 of those when the
game was already decided. When the game was still in doubt the Mack and the Bears
owned the Vikings.
paid by offensive coordinators to Mack has allowed other Bears defenders like defensive
lineman Akiem Hicks, the guy who plays the other outside linebacker Daniel Trevaithan
and the entire Bears secondary to have the best year of their careers forcing
tackles for loss and coming up with crucial turnovers.
hold a 1.5 game lead on the Vikings and must face them again in Minnesota the
final game of the season and have a rematch with the Packers, whom they lost to
in week one in Green Bay, at home in December.
have a great shot at hosting a home playoff game if they continue to play as they
are on both sides of the ball with ferocious defense and mistake free offense.
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35 years ago
there was a brash defender who had a crazy hair do and wore number 44 and hailed
from Texas, his name was Brian Bosworth.
version of Brian Bosworth is named Breckyn Hager and he plays for the
University of Texas and was just made to apologize about comments he made
regarding Bosworth’s alma mater, the University of Oklahoma.
win over Big 12 rival Iowa State, the always good for a quote Hager, was asked
for his feelings about Oklahoma giving up 40 points in a win over the Big 12’s
worst team, Kansas. Hager replied, “Oklahoma has no defense” and “It’s 11:12
and Oklahoma still sucks!”
Well that didn’t
sit too well with the Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby, who called the comments
a violation of the conference’s Sportsmanship and Ethical Conduct Policies.
He was reprimanded
for comments he made regarding he need to injure Texas Tech quarterback Patrick
Mahomes in 2016 as well.
after the press release from the Big 12 demanding the apology Hager issued a lengthy
statement about respecting the UT-OU rivalry and the respect he has for many of
the OU players, blah, blah, blah…
There is a
chance that UT and OU could meet in the Big 12 Championship game and if that
happens Hager’s comments will certainly provide motivation for the folks in
Norman, OK to give Texas’ #44 a nice reception.
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Hollywood’s finest luminaries are coming out of the woodwork to boycott Georgia. The state is actually home to many film and TV productions, earning it the nickname “Hollywood of the south.” But a raft of B-list actors and tinseltown has-beens hit Twitter in the past few days to protest the gubernatorial election there, which liberals are already calling rigged because their gal, Stacey Abrams, lost. Alyssa Milano, Ron Perlman, Steven Pasquale, and Bradley Whitford of The West Wing fame all tweeted their demands that some 20 active productions in Georgia stop immediately. Abrams, despite fueling all the “rigged” conspiracy talk, said she appreciates the sentiment but wouldn’t want the people employed by the state’s film industry to pay for her temper tantrum and state of denial.
—QUOTABLE: “I appreciate the calls to action, but I ask all of our entertainment industry friends to support #FairFightGA – but please do not #boycottgeorgia. The hard-working Georgians who serve on crews & make a living here are not to blame. I promise: We will fight – and we will win.” -Abrams
President Trump says he plans to give acting attorney general Matthew Whitaker a long leash when it comes to the Robert Mueller probe. Asked whether he’d allow Whitaker to stymie the investigation, including limiting it or shutting it down, Trump said “it’s going to be up to him…I wouldn’t get involved,” Trump told Chris Wallace on Fox News Sunday. Democrats and some Republicans concerned about the optics of standing in Mueller’s way have urged Trump to find a permanent attorney general soon who can be confirmed by the Senate.
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The weeks-long electoral nightmare in the south is over. After last-minute ballot dumps, missed deadlines, and multiple recounts in both Florida and Georgia, we finally have winners. And it’s good news for Republicans.
Nelson finally conceded the race on Sunday afternoon after two separate recounts. And in Georgia, Abrams admitted she had no path to victory—but she didn’t “concede” and vowed to fight a rigged system, just not as governor.
—QUOTABLE: “We know, sometimes, the law does not do what it should and that something being legal does not make it right…This is someone who has compromised our systems. He’s compromised our democratic systems. And that is not appropriate.” -Abrams “concession” speech
MEANWHILE—Stacey Abrams refused to call Brian Kemp the “legitimate” governor of Georgia during an appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. Tapper asked her multiple times if he’s legitimately elected. She answered by simply saying her Republican opponent has “an adequate number of votes” according to the law, but refused to use the word “legitimate.”
President Trump gave himself a A+ for his job of running the country. In an interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Trump awarded himself high marks, asking “Can I go higher than that?” That’s an improvement from last year, when Trump gave his administration an A+ for effort, an A for achievement, but a C+ at most for messaging.
—QUOTABLE: “I think I am doing a great job…We have the best economy we’ve ever had. We’re doing really well. We would have been at war with North Korea if, let’s say, that [previous] administration continued forward.” -Trump
Carl Bernstein thinks it’s high time for news networks to start “editing” President Trump and stop airing his press briefings. The famed Watergate journalist and CNN commentator told that network’s “Reliable Sources” program on Sunday that airing Trump speeches and press conferences in full just gives Trump a forum to lie, and that reporters are simply overwhelmed by all the lying. The press events are “propagandistic,” he added.
—QUOTABLE: “For instance, I don’t think we should be taking them live all the time and just pasting them up on the air, because they’re basically propagandist exercises because [reporters] are overwhelmed by his dishonesty and lying…But we need to start editing…We need to say, ‘Here’s the story,’ not just give him a microphone when we know that his methodology is to engage and manipulate us on the basis of lying, propaganda and agitprop.” -Bernstein
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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez further cemented her dubious status as a never-ending butt of jokes. In a video posted Sunday, the newly minted New York congresswoman and self-described Democratic Socialist said there are “three chambers of Congress,” then corrected herself by saying there are “three chambers of government.” Seems she meant branches, but the bar isn’t that high for members of Congress. But instead of reading a civics book, she lashed out at critics on—where else—Twitter. Instead of picking apart her words, her opponents should just admit they want to take away healthcare from people, she said.
—QUOTABLE: “If we work our butts off to make sure that we take back all three chambers of Congress — Uh, rather, all three chambers of government: the presidency, the Senate, and the House.” -Ocasio-Cortez
—QUOTABLE: “Maybe instead of Republicans drooling over every minute of footage of me in slow-mo, waiting to chop up word slips that I correct in real-tomd [SIC], they actually step up enough to make the argument they want to make: that they don’t believe people deserve a right to healthcare.” -Ocasio-Cortez
Mexico and three central American countries are suing the United States over President Trump’s new asylum policy. Arguing that their residents have a right to flee to the U.S. and demand asylum, Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala objected to Trump’s new requirement that the refugees arrive here in an orderly manner through a legal port of entry. But even those who cross the border illegally should be able to demand asylum, the countries argue. The suit comes as some 10,500 members of the migrant caravan have arrived and are camping out south of the border, trying to figure out a way to enter the country.
MEANWHILE—Mexican citizens apparently agree with President Trump that the migrant caravan is an “invasion.” As some 3,000 migrants set up camp in the Mexican city Tijuana, the residents there have had enough—hundreds of Tijuana residents gathered to wave Mexican flags and protest the migrants, who they say are ruining their community, echoing Trump’s insistence that the influx amounts to an invasion.
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Tekashi69 is in federal custody. The 22-year-old rapper, along with members of his recently fired crew, were arrested on racketeering and firearms charges. The take down was a joint effort by ATF, NYPD and Homeland Security. Tekashi, who appeared on “The Breakfast Club” last week admitted—ironically—that he only feared two things: “God and the FBI.”
Sean Combs aka Diddy hosted a private memorial for the mother of his three children, Kim Porter. The event, which was attended by French Montana, Mary J. Blige and Pharrell, was filled with photos, memories and sentimental stories. As previously reported, Kim was found dead in her home last Thursday. The mom of four had been suffering from flu-like symptoms. The official cause of death will be known in 4-6 weeks when the toxicology reports come back.
Blac Chyna is promoting a new beauty product. According to TMZ, Chyna is partnering with Whitenicious by Dencia to endorse “Whitenicious X Blac Chyna Diamond Illuminating & Lightening Cream.” The product—which sells for $250 per jar—is supposedly what the 30-year-old uses to deal with her hyper-pigmentation. There is some backlash from fans, as some think the skin-lightening cream promotes a European beauty standard aka “the lighter the better.”
David Eason has stirred up controversy again. While Jenelle Evans’ husband is no longer on “Teen Mom” he is still gaining attention from his Instagram posts. The couple recently traveled to the Grand Canyon National Park and David took a photo holding a confederate flag. He captioned the pic “Just planting my flag in all 50 states!” Followers were not impressed. Controversy is nothing new to the former reality star, he previously made headlines for homophobic tweets, which ultimately got him fired from the MTV show.
Joshua Jackson was spotted hand in hand with actress Jodie Turner-Smith–actress from TNT’s “The Last Ship”–over the weekend. The 90’s heartthrob was reportedly all smiles and they seemed to really enjoy each other’s company. Joshua split from Diane Kruger two years ago after being together for 10 years.
Heather Locklear has been placed on a psychiatric hold again. The 57-year-old was at home alone when her therapist and lawyer realized she desperately needed help, so they called 911. There is no mention if alcohol was involved, but no crime was committed.
Jessica Chastain and her husband Gian Luca de Preposulo welcomed a baby girl this past April. Giulietta Chastain Passi was born via surrogate in Los Angeles. The family of three was recently spotted in New York City and E! News confirmed the child was born earlier this year. Jessica and Gian have been together for six years and were married last June.
Jay-Z’s lyrics got one man in trouble with the police. According to TMZ, Davon Eddington was in his backyard talking to his brother on the phone when he quoted a lyric from the rapper’s song “99 Problems.” A neighbor overhead the conversation and called the police stating that Devon was beating his fiancée. The police arrived, guns drawn and realized the whole thing was a misunderstanding. Devon’s fiancée was in the home taking a bath during the incident.