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Hart the MVP

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:12

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.

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McKinney for Guess

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:09

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!”

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Bridget Says Hey

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 18:07

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.

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What Kardashian Kurse?

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:52

76ers fans are asking, “What Kardashian Kurse?” Co-owner of the Philadelphia based NBA team says that Kendall Jenner is the team’s good luck charm and can come cheer on her beau, Ben Simmons any time she wants.

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CeeLo Supports Big Boi, Dissess Protesters

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:48

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.

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Hit List: February 5, 2019

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:47
  1. Incidents of cancers related to obesity are skyrocketing for Americans under 50.The Lancet Health reports that colorectal, endometrial, pancreatic and gallbladder cancers in millennials have appeared at double the rate of those born in the 1950s.
  2. Hunga Tonga is an island outcrop in the Pacific that didn’t exist four years ago, but is now teeming with life. Volcanic eruptions contributed to the island’s sudden appearance, and is now home to a vast array of birds and plantlike that sprung up from seeds left in bird droppings. Researchers say being in the middle of the ocean, it could quickly erode away into nothing.
  3. Hawaiian state legislators are looking to do away with cigarette smoking. Legislation introduced would raise the minimum buying age from 21 to 30 over the next 5 years. In 2026, you’d have to be 100 years old in order to buy them.
  4. A Florida woman was arrested Sunday for throwing a frozen pork chop at her boyfriend, causing a laceration just below his left eye. She was arrested and released on bond.
  5. Professor Daniel Pollack-Pelzner says Mary Poppins is racist. By getting covert in soot she’s donning blackface, he says.
  6. SimilarWeb has the rankings out for the most-visited websites in the USA:
    1. Google
    2. Facebook
    3. Youtube
    4. Amazon
    5. Yahoo
    6. Pornhub
    7. Xvideos
    8. Xnxx (porn site)
    9. Ebay
    10. Twitter
    11. Instagram
    12. wikipedia
    13. Reddit
    14. Craigslist
    15. Bing
    16. Live.com
    17. Xhamster
    18. Netflix
    19. Ampproject
    20. Pinterest
  7. Revenue for Google is up 22% year over year and its staff size has doubled over the last five years. Experts contribute the growth to an increase in mobile advertising and expansion into new technologies.
  8. After the Debacle at Goose Bay airport that left United fliers stranded overnight, the company has instructed pilots to NOT use that airport in emergency situations, when circumstances allow.

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Birthdays: February 5, 2019

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:14

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

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History: February 5, 2019

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 17:12

1883
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.

1917
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.

1917
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.

1919
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.

1971
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.

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Soap Star Found Dead

Mon, 02/04/2019 - 13:22

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.

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Kanye the Christian

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 23:26

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.

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Entertainment Preview

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 23:21

Plenty of buzz about Super Bowl commercials, but we got our first look several anticipated new TV show seasons and movies:

  1. The maids of The Handmaid’s Tale appear to be gearing up for a fight in the Season 3 preview.
  2. Brie Larson will play Captain Marvel in a Netflix series.
  3. The Avengers are teaming up in the “Endgame” installment of the laborious franchise — until it’s totally rebooted in 18 months. (That’s a JOKE).

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2 Years for JLO and ARod

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 23:17

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez are still googoo for eachother after two years. J.Lo posted a photo collage to Instagram followed by a lengthy love letter celebrating their dating anniversary.

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NFL Awards

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:59

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

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State Internet Silences Venezuelan Resistance Leader

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:55

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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Warren Apologizes to Cherokee Nation

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:55

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.

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Politico: Milwaukee Leads Race to Snag 2020 DNC

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:54

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.

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More Drug Addicts in San Francisco Than High School Students

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:54

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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Amid Universal Condemnation, VA. Gov. Northam Clings to Job

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 22:54

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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Steelers Considering Transition Tag on Bell

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 21:24

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.

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The Hit List: February 4, 2019

Sun, 02/03/2019 - 16:51
  1. [Super Bowl Winner]
  2. [Adam Levine Kneels?]
  3. The Foxconn development in Wisconsin isn’t going anywhere, and it’ll be as big as ever. After reports that corporate brass were scaling back its production to focus more on R&D, President Trump stepped in to assuage any concerns.
  4. Being a liberal darling doesn’t always backfire so spectacularly: Virginia Governor Charles Northam went from celebrating a late-term abortion bill adored by Democrats to his own party calling for him to step down from office after pictures surfaced of him appearing in a racist photo of a man in blackface and KKK hood. More in THE SWAMP
  5. San Francisco is now home to more hard drug users than high school students. The city estimates there are 24,500 injection drug users today, compared to just 16,000 public high school students. (And who’s been running San Fran for the last billion years).
  6. The first private Moon lander will be launched later this month. Israeli company SpaceIL (SPACE-I-L) will launch a rocket from Cape Canaveral on February 18 and hope to put the Beresheet Lander on the lunar surface — it’s 6 feet across and 4 feet high, shaped like a disc, weighing in at 350 pounds.
  7. Paleontologists in Egypt have uncovered a tomb of 50 mummies — 12 of which appeared to be children. There were no hieroglyphics to identify the remains, but based on how they were buried, the experts think they held religious positions or were of some nobility.

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