Lamar Odom had his first sit-down interview since his death scare, on Wendy Williams. He touched on everything from his family, future and life with the Kardashians. Williams cried when he came on stage. Those were tears of joy, fear for his life and courage that he's fighting because she's been there and she knows how tough fighting addiction is. We almost lost Lamar Odom, so to see him alive, in front of her, still fighting, brought all of those emotions out of her. Watch below.
Odom relationship with the family and Rob Kardashian being non-existent makes sense. Rob was and probably is fighting his own battle and with the history of drug abuse, no matter how much Lamar is loved, he wasn't a great influenced to be around, until recently. Also loyalty to his sister Khole Kardashian.
We love you Lamar. Don't you ever give up. Keep going. We're rooting for you.
Colin Kaepernick is a Quaterback for the San Francisco 49ers. He is now a free agent and might not be returning to the organization. Although most wants to focus on the business side, many are assuming that Kaepernick protest to take a knee (image below), during the national anthem as he protest against Police brutality towards African Americans, especially black men being murdered by police officers led to his status on the team. His actions led to a lot on controversies, but he will be remembered in history for his courage.
Kaepernick is continuing to use his platform to help others. He recently took to social media to help him convince Turkish Airlines to allow a group to use a plane to fly food, water, and other supplies to Somalia. The country was hit with Famine with "millions of people are in peril." See videos of his plead below.
Shortly after the video went viral, Kaepernick came back with a second video announcing that the airline will allow them to use their plane (see below). He is working with the "Love Army for Somalia." To donate, click here Go Fund Me page. All funds raised will help provide, water, food and other healthcare supplies needed.
When your purpose is bigger, but God Blessed you with extra talent (Football) because he knew you would use your amazing platform to help others. I'm so full. Thank you. I salute you young man, Colin Kaepernick for always using your platform well. May God continue to Bless you in all that you do. I am from West Africa Liberia and a survival of two civil wars. I know what it feels like to go days without food, water. Watching people dying from starvation, walking over dead bodies and more. Hunger is no joke. I'm grateful to those people who stepped in to bring food to different camps hosting my family and I.
I remembered standing in long lines waiting for a small plate of meal, but no matter how small it helped my family and I live to see another day. I am so grateful to Kaepernick for this. I can't say it enough. God Bless you, God Bless you, God Bless you. Praying for my African brothers and sisters. May God be with you all.
Three-time World Heavyweight champion boxer, Muhammad Ali is no longer physically with us. After battling Parkinsons Disease for 32-years, he passed aways after being hospitalized for a few days while being treated for respiratory complications at a Phoenix-area hospital. He was 74. Family spokesman Bob Gunnell, confirmed the news with NBC news. He will be greatly missed. Ali lit the Olympic torch in Atlanta in 1996.
Following her father's footsteps, Laila Ali pictured with her father when she won the Super Middleweight title.
In the image above, Ali was presented with the Presidential Medal of Freedom - the highest US civilian honor - in 2005, by President George W. Bush. He started to reduce his time spend publicly around this time.
Laili Ali posted the image above of her dad and daughter. View a few clips below. Praying for the family.
George Foreman catching a right fist to the head from Ali, during the seventh round in the match known as "Rumble in the Jungle in Kinshasa, Zaire." Below are a few Tweets from celebrities.
A true legend. He will be greatly missed.
After 20 years of doing what he loves, Kobe Bryant played his last game against the Utah Jazz last night and scored 60 points. In true Kobe Bryant fashion, he was at his best. The left image was taken during Bryant first game with the Los Angeles Lakers and the right image was taken last night. After missing his first five shots, many started to panic. People paid a lot of money and came to watch a living legend give them a show and that he did. Bryant hit a 10-footer after a pump fake to the left and made the shot. That started his momentum. He joked that during his years with the Lakers, players and fans always wanted him to pass the ball, but in his final game, things were different and they kept handing him the ball. 60 points later Bryant said, "Man!" he exclaimed after the game when handed a microphone at midcourt. "I can't believe how fast 20 years went by. This is crazy. This is absolutely crazy. We've been through our ups and we've been through our downs. I think the most important part is that we stayed together throughout." "This has been absolutely beautiful. Bryant said afterward, right before a yellow confetti storm took place in the arena. "I can't believe it's come to an end." The final score was 101-96, with the Lakers winning the game. Although bittersweet, thank you Kobe Bryant for bringing excitement to the sport of basketball. Your work ethic is amazing and we are grateful to have watched you all these years. Watch highlights from the pre-game show, the game and more images, below.
Bryant wife of 15-years, Vanessa Bryant shared an intimate moment with just the two of them on the court (top image) before the crowd came. Their two adorable daughters, Natalia Diamante Bryant and Maria-Onore Bryant, were also there to support their dad.
Magic Johnson, who Bryant lists as one of his basketball heroes, did the pre-game honors, calling Bryant the best Lakers player of all time.
About 25 of Bryant's former teammates were at the game. To list a few, Hall of Famer Shaquille O'Neal, Lamar Odom who everyone was happy to see after a scary year he's had. Robert Horry, Rick Fox, Derek Fisher and so much more.
Enjoy the slide show of celebrities paying homage to "The Black Mamba" celebrities citing at the game and more images. Watch highlights below.
34-year-old Will Smith, a former defensive end for the New Orleans Saints was shot and killed at 11: 30pm Saturday night, while in his Mercedes SUV with his wife Racquel Smith, who was also shot in the leg in an apparent road rage attack. Smith was a first round NFL draft pick in 2004 by the Saints and was on the Super Bowl-winning team in 2010. "He ranks fourth among the Saints' all-time sack leaders and is considered one of the franchise's great defensive players." Before his NFL career, Smith earned the All American honors for helping his school, Ohio State University win the 2002 BCS championship. Smith was released by the Saints in 2014, signed to the New England Patriots, but was cut before the start of the season.
Smith wife Racquel Smith, was also shot in the leg twice and was transported to the hospital.
The couple share three children. Lisa Mya Smith, William J. Smith, and Wynter Chase Smith. Having no clue that in a few hours his life on earth would end, Smith posted on Instagram and Twitter the image below with his wife, with the caption, "having a blast at the French Quarter Fest 2016." The Fest is an annual event in the famed New Orleans district.
28-year-old Cardell Hayes, was driving a Hummer H2 when he careened into the back of Smith Mercedes SUV in the Lower Garden District at Sophie Wright Place and Felicity Street, police confirmed. Smith allegedly "exchanged words" with Hayes, who retrieved a gun, firing six shots according to witnesses. Smith was pronounced dead at the scene, while his wife who was also shot, is recovering in the hospital from two gunshots wounds to the leg. Hayes was taken to New Orleans Parish Prison and booked around 8 a.m. Sunday on second-degree murder (April 10).
Record shows that Hayes was previously arrested on August 1, 2010 for carrying illegal weapon, illegal possession of codeine and drug paraphernalia. He took a guilty plead in 2012 to weapons and codeine possession charges. He received a 5-year sentence, which was suspended. Hayes withdrew his guilty plead within months. He accepted a reduced weapons charge sentence after pleading guilty again in January 2014, which he received a suspended six-month sentence, records show.
Smith former teammate and a former Saints running back, Pierre Thomas, was seen above visibly distraught as he walks away from the scene to his waiting car, while police continue their investigation.
Smith wife, Racquel Smith who was shot in the leg twice is seen here on a stretcher. The Saints also released a statement. Read below.
Above are a few of the many Tweets that poured in after the horrific and untimely death of Smith. The zero value people place on life is disturbing. We are praying for the family. Our deepest condolences. See more images below and a video dedication Racquel Smith did for her husband before his untimely death.
28-year-old, Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova revealed on Monday in a downtown Los Angeles hotel press conference that she tested positive for Meldonium. A drug Sharapova claimed she's been legally taking since 2006 prescribed by her doctor for health reasons and was unaware that the drug was recently placed on the ban list January 1, 2016. Sharapova tested positive during the Australian Open quarter-finals on January 26. A matched Serena Williams won against her.
After the press conference the world No. 1 Serena Williams said in the video below, "Maria Sharapova showed a lot of courage for accepting responsibility for her failed drugs test. Most people were surprised and shocked, but happy that she was upfront and very honest." Watch below.
What many thought was Sharapova retirement announcement, were disappointed. She now face a ban of up to four years. The International Tennis Federation (ITF) said Sharapova will be provisionally suspended from 12 March. She is the highest earning female athlete in the world for the past 11 years according to Forbes list. Sharapova, had to deal with a few major endorsement deals being termination yesterday. Her deal with Nike was suspended. Nike released a statement, "We are saddened and surprised by the news about Maria Sharapova," Nike (NKE). We have decided to suspend our relationship with Maria while the investigation continues."
Via CNN: "Automaker Porsche, owned by Volkswagen (VLKAY), said Tuesday it was postponing all planned sponsorship activities with Sharapova. Swiss watch brand TAG Heuer, part of the LVMH (LVMHF)group, said it was suspending negotiations with the tennis player about renewing a sponsorship deal that ended in December.Danone (DANOY), which owns Evian, said it was surprised by the news and would follow the investigation closely. Cosmetics brand Avon (AVP) declined to comment." Watch the press conference below.
Shamil Tarpishchev, Russian Tennis Federation president said that, "he expects Sharapova to play at the 2016 Olympics in Rio starting on 5 August. This is just a load of nonsense," he told the TASS news agency.
"The sportsmen take what they are given by the physiotherapists and by the doctors. However, we will need to see how this will develop." Women's Tennis Association (WTA) chief executive Steve Simon said of Sharapova's ban: "The range that has been discussed so far is between six months and four years." During an interview with BBC Radio 5 live, he said "It'll be up to the independent tribunal to go through and review it to make that determination."
Meldonium is designed to improve the flow of blood around the body, and is often used to treat heart issues. It can also improve patients' moods and make them become more active, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
I am aware that athletes have busy schedules, but they do have to start taking matters into their own hands and start keeping up with new drugs and rules added to the list monthly. Someone in her camp, dropped the ball in a major way. She will be back though. No doubt about it.
The Irony: Kim Kardashian 'Broke The Internet' With Her Nude Shoot For Paper Magazine & Ayesha Curry Broke It With Her Opinion To Keep Her Clothes On
Stephen Curry and wife of four years, Ayesha Curry are the proud parents of two children. He's a very successful NBA player for the Golden State Warriors and his wife is a Chef. She have a cooking channel on YouTube. They are christians and from the outside looking in, have an almost perfect family. Almost perfect because no one is perfect.
While reading an article on the latest fashion trends, she decided to Tweet her opinion on the topic. Those Tweets above, send out a firestorm across the web. Many took offense to what she said. Twitter went into a meltdown. People Tweeted that she was 'Slut shaming' and many other things that I've decided not to post. People became so angry that they decided to search old images of Curry. Images below, with her legs fully expose. I personally do not see anything wrong with the images below.
Although she is entitled to her opinion, her delivery to many, was the problem. What people have to understand is, we don't all have to agree, but we can learn to respect each other way of life and opinions. Porn stars get married, models get married, people in the church gets married and divorce. Wearing clothes and living a certain way doesn't guarantee companionship, who you are as a person does. Ironically, Kim Kardashian who's name was thrown around a lot about having a sex tape, but is yet married, sister Khloe Kardashian came to Curry's defense. Super model Chrissy Teigen who was rcently in a Twitter debate reminding Presidential hopeful Donald Trump that his wife was once a topless model, also used the moment to support Curry and joked around. Khloe ex French Montana, also added to the jokes. Curry was trending for the most part of the day.
Coco Austin and and her husband Ice-T have been married for over a decade. They are now new parents to baby Chanel Nicole. Austin dresses with her body on full display and is married. Her husband is completely okay with his wife dressing the way that she does. She seems to be a sweet person.
Gorgeous prophetess Juanita Bynum, knows the Bible from cover to cover. She's an amazing woman of God. She had a televised larvish wedding to her estranged husband Bishop Weeks. Their marriage ended up in divorce, due to an alleged domestic violence, infidelity and so much more. Below, there's an image of educated and highly respected Billionare investor Robert Smith. The founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners. He married 2010 Playboy's Playmate of the year. Taking your clothes off doesn't make you a bad person and keeping them on doesn't either. There's someone out there for everyone. You can be a virgin and an powerful woman of God, have everything in order, but if your attitude is terrible, no one will want to have a life with you. Curry even went on to ask people to agree to disagree, but to not degrade anyone choices or style of dressing in the process. Who we are shouldn't be defined by another human being. A man or a woman or any relationship you have are luxuries, you sholud complete yourself, be happy with yourself. If you chooses to be more covered great if not, allow people to live freely. State your opinion without degrading others. Continue to stay true to you Ayesha Curry. May God continue to bless you and your family.
Prayers Up: Former NFL Quaterback Doug Flutie Loses Parents The Same Day Within An Hour Of Each Other
Dough Flutie spent 12 seasons in the NFL. He played for the New England Patriots, Chicago Bears, Buffalo Bills and San Diego Chargers. Mostly known for his Hail Mary pass against Miami during his years at Boston College in 1984, Flutie have continued to play a major behind the scenes role in football. While many are planning for the holidays, especially Thanksgiving with the family, the Fluties however are planning a funeral for not one, but both parents.
Flutie said that his father Dick Flutie was ill. He died of a heart attack while in the hospital. Less than an hour after his death, his mother Joan Flutie suddenly died from a heart attack as well. They were married for 56 years. Apparently the pain of losing someone you've been with for so long, imaging going through the rest of her life without him was too much to handle. She died from a "broken heart." Dough Flutie posted a heartfelt tribute to his parents on his Facebook page. Read below.
Many are saying that although this is such a difficult time losing both parents, they're both resting well and that his mother doesn't have to go through the pain of not having her lifetime partner by her side. We are all praying for the family. Our deepest condolences.
DeAngelo Williams, runningback of the Pittsburgh Steelers was fined $5,787 for wearing a 'Find the Cure' strips under his eyes in support of his mother who lost her battle to Breast Cancer last year. The fined came as a shock because Williams have been wearing the strips for five years.
Although losing four aunts to the deadly disease, Williams had hope that his mother would overcome, but that wasn't the case. Last May Williams lost his beloved mother to Breast Cancer after battling the illness for over a decade. To raise awareness, he's been wearing the strips under his eyes, Breast Cancer shirts on and off the field and adding pink to his wardrobe. Williams charity also covered the expense for 53 mammograms through Charlotte, North Carolina and Pittsburgh . The donation was around $13,000.
Williams responded to the NFL in a adorable way, by including his daughters in his plan. The images above send a very important message to the NFL, who has yet to drop the fine.
Williams team mates also showed support by wearing pink.
Another player fined the same amount is Pittsburgh Steelers Cornerback William Gay. He was fined for wearing purple cleats, while rasing awareness for Domestic violence. Gay was seven when his mother was murdered by his stepfather. I am aware of the fine line and the NFL attempt to protect the leagues integrity and not falling into the "If another player can wear and promote a cause close to his heart, why can I," but they could have simply have more chats with the players, allowing them the opportunity to not repeat the offense. To fine them for doing something amazing is absurd. I'm aware that rules are rules, but this is harsh and sends a terrible message, especially after allowing one to wear an item for five years. Do better NFL. Keep raising awareness DeAngelo Williams and William Gay. Your mothers are proud.
Federal U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman ruled to erased New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady four-game suspension on Thursday.
The Patriots posted the above image on Twitter after the ruling. During last season's AFC Championship Game a conspiracy to deflate footballs became the hot topic. The other team suspected that they lost because the Patriots ball were below the limit, making it easier to handle. Tom Brady name was thrown in the fiasco and copies of his text messages were requested. He declined to provide them and was suspended for four games. He appeal the decision and of course won today.
U.S. District Judge Richard M. Berman said "NFL commissioner Roger Goodell went too far in affirming punishment of the Super Bowl-winning quarterback, criticizing him for dispensing "his own brand of industrial justice."
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in his released statement: "As I have said during this process and throughout his Patriots career, Tom Brady is a classy person of the highest integrity. He represents everything that is great about this game and this league, yet, with absolutely no evidence of any actions of wrongdoing by Tom in the Wells report, the lawyers at the league still insisted on imposing and defending unwarranted and unprecedented discipline. Judge Richard Berman understood this and we are greatly appreciative of his thoughtful decision that was delivered today. Now, we can return our focus to the game on the field."
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement,
"We are grateful to Judge Berman for hearing this matter, but respectfully disagree with today's decision. We will appeal today's ruling in order to uphold the collectively bargained responsibility to protect the integrity of the game. The commissioner's responsibility to secure the competitive fairness of our game is a paramount principle, and the league and our 32 clubs will continue to pursue a path to that end."
The judge went on to say, "Because there was no notice of a four-game suspension in the circumstances presented here, Commissioner Goodell may be said to have 'dispensed his own brand of industrial justice,'' Berman wrote, partially citing wording from a previous case. He said a player's right to notice was "at the heart'' of the collective bargaining agreement "and, for that matter, of our criminal and civil justice systems.''
"The court finds that Brady had no notice that he could receive a four-game suspension for general awareness of ball deflation by others. " Patriots Tight End Rob Gronkowski Tweeted the below image and message. Congratulations Tom Brady. Hopefully the appeal by Goodell will not prolong this and we can all move on.
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