Kevin Hart had trouble getting in to the Patriots after-party despite having field access on Sunday night. He and wife Eniko Parrish were stopped by security guards — the incident was captured on cell phone and it looks like Hart at first thought it was a practical joke. After a bit of arguing, Jonathan Kraft — son of owner Bob Kraft — intervened to wave the comedian through.
Apparently we’re past the old twitter comments that got him booted from the Oscars hosting gig.
Charlotte McKinney has been named the new face and designer of Guess Swimwear for the Spring/Summer season. In a statement she said “I have designed twelve different styles, so that everyone can find the perfect swimsuit that makes you feel confident and gorgeous!”
Bridget Moynahan had nothing but love for ex-boyfriend Tom Brady after his Super Bowl win. She tweeted out congrats to the quarterback — and before it was announced predicted Julian Edelman would take home the MVP trophy.
It makes sense for her to keep things civil — she and Tom had a baby in 2006.
CeeLo Green is defending his tweet following the Super Bowl Halftime show, saying he was only supporting a friend, not dissing Kaepernick. CeeLo explained to TMZ that, in a since deleted tweet cheering on Big Boi and calling out the protestors, he meant no harm, but could have chosen better words to get his emotions across.
Bobby Brown – R&B performer – 50
Michael Sheen – plays Wesley Snipes on “30 Rock” – 50
Chris Parnell – plays Dr. Spaceman on “30 Rock” – 52
Laura Linney – actress – 55
Jennifer Jason Leigh – actress – 57
Tim Meadows – SNL actor – 59
Tom Wilkinson – played General Cornwallis in “The Patriot” – 71
Christopher Guest – SNL actor – 71
Michael Mann – director – 76
Roger Staubach – championship quarterback – 77
Hank Aaron – MLB Hall of Famer – 85
BORN ON THIS DATE
Adlai Stevenson – politician – 1900
The Sunset Route of the Southern Pacific Railroad is completed, linking New Orleans and California.
With the completion of the project, the Southern Pacific Railroad had an almost complete monopoly on railroad logistics for westward transport.
Linking California and the rest of the country helped turn it into an economic powerhouse in the early-1900s and throughout the 20th century.
Mexico establishes a constitution after seven years of civil war.
The regulations included an established separation of church and state and returning land to native tribes.
The document was weak, though. The president was killed by another revolution in 1920. The reforms would actually take hold after World War II, when industrial needs worldwide jumpstarted Mexico’s flagging economy.
Congress passes the Immigration Act, which required literacy tests for anyone entering the country and outlawed immigrants from Asia.
Jingoism was at an all time high in the months leading up to World War I. Progressive President Wilson vetoed the bill, but Congress managed to override it.
After becoming law, immigration into the US plummeted.
Four actors come together to form the United Artists Corporation.
Charlie Chaplin, Mary Pickford, Douglas Fairbanks and DW Griffith wanted expanded financial and artistic control over their films. So the founded their own studio to produce and distribute their own works.
It would be bought by MGM in 1981 then acquired again in 1992 by a French credit bank.
For a while Tom Cruise was put in charge of running it, until it was acquired again by MGM.
Apollo 14 lands on the Moon.
It was the third successful moon landing.
Commander Alan Shepard famously took up his 6-iron and hit two golf balls during the mission.
Kristoff St. John died at his Los Angeles home over the weekend. Kristoff, who played Neil Winters on “The Young and the Restless” was found unresponsive Sunday afternoon by paramedics; the cause of death is presumed to be from an alcohol overdose. An autopsy has been scheduled, but results won’t be known for weeks. He was 52-years-old.
The actor was engaged to model Kseniya Olegovna. They announced the news this past September.
Kanye West and Kim Kardashian-West are getting religious. They were spotted at Church Sunday morning, with daughter North singing along with the choir. There are rumors Kanye is working on a Christian music collaboration with Slim from R&B group 112.
Plenty of buzz about Super Bowl commercials, but we got our first look several anticipated new TV show seasons and movies:
MVP and Offensive Player of the Year- Kansas City Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes, 5,097 yards and 50 TDs
Offensive Rookie of the Year- New York Giants RB Saquon Barkley over 2,000 yards from scrimmage with 1,307 yards rushing and 11 TDS, 91 receptions for 721 yards
Defensive Player of the Year- Los Angeles Rams DL Aaron Donald, 3rd player in NFL history to win the award in consecutive seasons (Lawrence Taylor, JJ Watt). 59 tackles and 20.5 sacks
Coach of the Year- Chicago Bears HC Matt Nagy 12-4 in first season as Bears HC, NFC North title and trip to playoffs.
Defensive Rookie of the Year- Indianapolis Colts LB Darius Leonard
Comeback Player of the Year- Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck, missed the entire 2017 season threw for 4,593 yards and 39 touchdowns to lead the Colts to a Wild Card berth and a playoff win.
2019 Hall of Fame Inductees:
Tony Gonzales TE- Kansas City Chiefs, Atlanta Falcons
Ed Reed S- Baltimore Ravens
Champ Bailey CB- Washington Redskins, Denver Broncos
Ty Law CB- New England Patriots
Kevin Mawae C- Seattle Seahawks, New York Jets, Tennessee Titans
Johnny Robinson S- Kansas City Chiefs
Pat Bowlen- Owner Denver Broncos
Gil Brandt- Dallas Cowboys personnel executive
Enshrinement Ceremony in Canton, OH in August
Venezuelan watchdog groups are saying state-run internet provider CANTV is censoring interim president Juan Guaido’s calls for Venezuelans to abandon dictator Nicolas Maduro. While many nations including the U.S. have declared socialist strongman Maduro as an illegitimate leader, and Guaido as the country’s legitimate interim president, Maduro is apparently extending his iron fist over the country’s newspapers and broadcast media to silence his opponent even further. CANTV controls about 70 percent of the country’s hard wire internet and half of its mobile internet connections.
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Sen. Elizabeth Warren is apologizing to the Cherokee Nation for publicizing the results of her DNA test, an attempt to validate her claim to be partly Native American. Warren on Thursday called Bill John Baker, head of the Cherokee Nation, to issue the apology and confirm that she is not a citizen of the nation, or any other tribal nation. The apology comes after much criticism from the Cherokee people for Warren’s career-long claim to have Native American ancestry, a claim that she used to advance her career in politically correct academia.
Politico is reporting that Milwaukee is the odds-on favorite for the 2020 Democratic National Convention. While Houston and Miami are also in the running, DNC chairman Tom Perez has a personal connection to Milwaukee—his wife went to high school there and that’s where they were married. There’s also the political factor: Democrats need to take Wisconsin out of the Trump column in 2020. All three cities have been asked to move ahead with master contracts.
San Francisco has more drug addicts than high school students, the city’s health department has concluded. There are about 24,500 users of injection drugs like heroin on the city’s streets, far more than the 16,000 students enrolled in San Francisco Unified School District’s 15 high schools. It’s also an increase of about 2,000 drug addicts since the last time such a study was done back in 2012.
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Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam clung to his job Sunday as members of his own party began calling for him to resign. A 1984 yearbook photo of the embattled Democrat—under fire of late for controversial comments in support of partial-birth abortion—was revealed late last week in which then-medical student Northam wore blackface and stood next to someone wearing a KKK costume. Northam at first denied it was him in the picture, then did a stunning about-face and admitted it was him. Democrats across the board, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi have called for him to step down.
MEANWHILE, a right wing website is reporting that one of Northam’s classmates publicized the blackface yearbook photo after Northam made comments that trivialized partial-birth abortion. Big League Politics broke the story that the classmate was incensed by the comments and decided it was time to reveal the Democrat governor is not only a supporter of killing babies, but also an apparent racist.
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The Pittsburgh Steelers are setting themselves up for another offseason of drama with star running back Le’Veon Bell if they use their transition tag on him.
By doing this the Steelers would be allowed to match any offer made for the services of one of the Steelers most important offensive weapons.
Bell sat out the entire 2018 season after the Steelers placed the transition tag on him for the second season in a row and Bell refused to play for the money on his current contract and failing to reach a long-term agreement.
Bell, who will turn 27 on February 18th, had has at least 1,200 yards from scrimmage four time sin five seasons with the Steelers lead the NFL with 406 touches and tied his career high in touchdowns with 11 in 2017.