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Published: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 @ 2:51 AM
NEW YORK — Surprise!
Former San Francisco 49ers star Colin Kaepernick, who sparked NFL players' recent protests during the national anthem against racial injustice, received Sports Illustrated's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award from a special surprise presenter – Beyoncé.
"Colin took action with no fear of consequence or repercussion, only hope to change the world for the better, to change perception, to change the way we treat each other – especially people of color," she said Tuesday night at SI's Sportsperson of the Year ceremony.
Colin Kaepernick receives SI's Muhammad Ali Legacy Award
'With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people.'Posted by Sports Illustrated on Tuesday, December 5, 2017
"I accept this award not for myself, but on behalf of the people because if it were not for my love of the people, I would not have protested," Kaepernick said after an introduction by "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah. "And if it was not for the support from the people, I would not be on this stage today. With our without the NFL's platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people."
The ceremony airs at 8 p.m. Friday on NBC Sports Network.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 5:14 PM
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. — Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and later died in Deerfield Beach, Florida, Monday.
TMZ first reported the 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was unresponsive and, according to a witness, did not appear to have a pulse. The celebrity gossip site reported that died shortly after, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office. He was pronounced dead at 5:40 p.m.
#BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
According to People, the shooting was reported at 3:57 p.m.
“There was a shooting in Deerfield. Our officers are on the scene and we’re gathering information,” Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesman Jonathan Fishman told Miami New Times earlier Monday afternoon. “We can't confirm anything else right now but will release more information soon.”
TMZ reported that the Broward County Fire Department said Onfroy was rushed to a hospital. A graphic, censored video on the gossip site shows the scene of the shooting.
Onfroy recently appeared on XXL Mag’s Freshman Class issue. Winning the fan vote to appear on the cover, he posed with amaiyah, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, PnB Rock, MadeinTYO, Playboi Carti, Aminé, Kap G, KYLE and Ugly God. His second album “?” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200.
Outside of music, Onfroy is awaiting trial, accused of domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. According to an October 2016 arrest report, Onfroy was charged with battery and aggravated assault of a pregnant victim and false imprisonment. He pleaded no contest to charges of armed home invasion robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm and was released from jail on bail March 26, 2017. He was ordered to serve six years of probation. He was accused by prosecutors of witness tampering and was jailed again in December 2017 before being released on house arrest.
Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 1:26 PM
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. — Actress Heather Locklear was hospitalized Sunday in Thousand Oaks, California, for a psychiatric evaluation, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Us magazine.
According to TMZ, the Ventura County Sheriff’s Office and the Ventura County Fire Department responded to the 911 call and went to Locklear’s home.
According to a 911 audio dispatch call obtained by TMZ, the family member called 911 and said Locklear was looking for a gun to shoot herself.
Police told Us that there was no crime committed at Locklear’s home, “only a medical issue.”
Published: Monday, June 11, 2018 @ 7:45 AM
— Actor Robert De Niro, a vocal Trump opponent, dropped two of F-bombs on live television at the Tony Awards in June.
His profanity-laced tirade about President Donald Trump was received by a standing ovation from the audience at the Tony Awards.
» TRENDING: Robert De Niro blasts Trump in bleeped comments
“I’m gonna say one thing: f—- Trump!” he said, waving his two fists in the air. “It’s no longer down with Trump, it’s f—- Trump!”
De Niro has criticized Trump multiple times, including during opening nights at the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival in April. De Niro isn’t the first celebrity to insult a president. Here are five other times celebrities feuded with Trump:
1. Bette Midler
Bette Midler has also been vocal about her dislike of Trump in the past. The two celebrities have traded insults on Twitter.
I never liked @BetteMidler's persona or singing and haven't heard her name in years.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 28, 2012
60 Shades of Stupidity: Ten extra points for the terrible dye job someone talked him into. http://t.co/UjTteuv2— Bette Midler (@BetteMidler) October 26, 2012
2. Meryl Streep
The actress called out Trump during a speech at the 2017 Golden Globe Awards, highlighting the time he made fun of a disabled reporter. Trump responded on Twitter.
Meryl Streep, one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood, doesn't know me but attacked last night at the Golden Globes. She is a.....— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
Hillary flunky who lost big. For the 100th time, I never "mocked" a disabled reporter (would never do that) but simply showed him.......— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
"groveling" when he totally changed a 16 year old story that he had written in order to make me look bad. Just more very dishonest media!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 9, 2017
3. Martha Stewart
In an open letter, Trump called Stewart “terrible” and said “she “lacked the mood, temperament, and just about everything else a show needs for success.” She had her own spinoff show of The Apprentice, which Trump said was less successful than his own. She called his comments “mean-spirited.”
After Beyonce and her husband Jay-Z performed at a Hillary Clinton political rally, Trump critiqued their singing. “The language is so bad. As they were singing? Singing, right? Talking? Was it talking or singing? I don’t know. But the language – by both – but the language was so bad, that many of the people left. By the time Hillary got up, there was nobody there,” Trump said.
In 2011, Rihanna cancelled a performance at Trump charity event due to illness. When she was seen the day after the charity event at the NBA All-Star game, Trump said her cancellation was insulting. “But for Rihanna to go to the All-Star Game and perform after she told us she was sick, that is just a lack of respect,” he said.
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Published: Monday, June 18, 2018 @ 9:17 AM
— It’s been 14 years since the Parr family was on the big screen as “The Incredibles,” and it seems like fans have been waiting for the sequel as “Incredibles 2” crushed box office records, taking in an estimated $180 million in its opening domestic weekend, CNN reported.
But the film is now coming with a warning for those who suffer from epilepsy or other conditions, USAToday reported.
There is a segment of the movie that shows bright flashing lights used by the villain Screenslaver, USAToday reported.
There were warnings on social media from theater goers after last week’s premiere of “Incredibles 2” alerting fans with epilepsy, migraines or chronic illness that the mind control scenes could trigger seizures.
HEALTH ALERT I haven’t seen this mentioned in a lot of places, but the new Incredibles 2 movie (#incredibles2) is filled with tons of strobe/flashing lights that can cause issues for people with epilepsy, migraines, and chronic illness. This thread is spoiler free— Veronica Lewis (@veron4ica) June 15, 2018
The Epilepsy Foundation also issued a warning.
On Friday, Walt Disney Pictures took it a step further, requesting that theaters showing the film warn viewers about the scene, USAToday reported.
A theater supervisor for a Los Angeles AMC theater location told USAToday he has never had an alert like that before from a studio.