Jurgen Klopp: Overturning Manchester City’s European ban not a good day for football | Football News | Sky Sports

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes the decision to overturn Manchester City’s European ban was not a good day for football and has reiterated his support for Financial Fair Play (FFP), while Jose Mourinho has labelled the situation ‘a disaster’.

City were cleared to play in the Champions League next season after their two-year ban from European football was lifted by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday.

Klopp believes the decision could work in Liverpool’s favour next season with City competing on four fronts, but says the ruling could have a negative impact on football as a whole.

July 15, 2020, 8:00pm

“I am happy that City can play in the Champions League but I don’t think it was a good day for football yesterday, to be honest,” said Klopp, at his pre-match press conference ahead of Liverpool’s trip to Arsenal on Wednesday – live on Sky Sports.

“Just because I think FFP is a good idea. It’s there for protecting teams, protecting the competition.

“That was the idea at the start, that nobody overspends and stuff like this. Clubs have to make sure that money they want to spend is based on the right sources.”

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Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City’s FFP ban being overturned is not great for the sport
 
Jurgen Klopp says Manchester City’s FFP ban being overturned is not great for the sport

Klopp added: “I really hope that FFP stays because it gives at least kind of borders that you can go to but not over, which is good for football.

“If you start doing it so that nobody cares anymore, the richest people or countries can do what they want to do and that would make the competition really difficult.

“I think that would automatically lead to a world super league, with like 10 clubs.”

Mourinho: Decision is a ‘disaster’

Jose Mourinho was highly criticial of the decision to reduce Manchester City’s ban to a fine

Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has branded the decision to overturn Manchester City’s European ban “disgraceful” and a “disaster”.

Mourinho said: “If Manchester City is not guilty of it, to be punished by some million is a disgrace. If you’re not guilty you’re not punished. In the other way, if you’re guilty you should be banned. In any case, it’s a disaster.

“I’m not saying Manchester City is guilty. I’m saying if you’re not guilty you don’t pay. Even with a pound.

“I know that money is quite easy for them but still. If you’re guilty you should be banned from the competition.

“I’m nobody to know if they’re guilty or not. My criticism is for the decision.”

Arteta: City deserve Champions League

“There is no question about what happened,” Arteta said.

“They completely deserve to be in the Champions League because what they done on the pitch is unquestionable – and the regulators have looked at it and have decided that they haven’t done anything wrong.

“So, you have the two aspects that are really clear and transparent.

“They are going to be in the Champions League and they deserve it for what they do on the pitch and what they do outside the pitch.”

Dyche: We’ll always be punching above our weight

Dyche said: “Well I don’t think it changes radically, we’ll always be punching somewhat above our weight. There’s a clutch of clubs similar-ish in the Premier League who are not going out there spending vast amounts of money, but we think we develop well.

“I think they are two different animals, quite obviously. So I don’t think I’m going to get involved in who’s got what, we just manage what we have got rather than worrying too much about what we haven’t got and try and create a team and a way of working that is effective enough to take points and win games.

“That’s what it is, as simple as that. The ruling is nothing to do with me, I don’t know the ins and outs of it, all I know is that there is one less place available.”

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Myles Garrett, Browns Reportedly Nearing 5-Year, $125M Contract Extension

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett is introduced before an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, in Cleveland. The Rams won 20-13. (AP Photo/David Dermer)

The Cleveland Browns and defensive end Myles Garrett are nearing an agreement on a five-year, $125 million contract extension, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

Rapoport added Garrett’s extension includes $100 million in total guaranteed money, with $50 million fully guaranteed at the time of the signing.

Garrett’s new average annual salary of $25 million will be the most ever for a defensive player, per Tom Pelissero of NFL Network:

The $25 million new money average will surpass Khalil Mack’s $23.5M for the most ever for a defensive player. Garrett has 2 years and about $19.8M left on his rookie contract, so once finalized, he’ll be tied to Cleveland through 2026. https://t.co/0EBgF9xvw1

Garrett has been one of the NFL’s most effective pass-rushers since the Browns selected him with the first overall pick in the 2017 draft. His 30.5 sacks over his first three seasons ranked 11th in the league over that span, according to Pro Football Reference.

The 24-year-old Texas A&M product added 104 total tackles, six forced fumbles and four passes defended in 37 appearances from 2017 through 2019.

After the Browns’ disappointing 2019 season, which saw the team post a 6-10 record after entering the year with sky-high expectations, Garrett told Tom Reed of The Athletic he still wanted to remain with the organization for the rest of his career.

“They are either mad at you, which is understandable, or they are supportive of you—or, both,” he said in March. “Those are all understandable reactions to what happened. At the end of the day, I’m going to return and do my best to turn things around.”

The extension also comes less than a year after he received an indefinite suspension for attacking Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph with his own helmet. He was later reinstated by the NFL.

All told, premier edge-rushers are one of the league’s most valuable assets, right behind quarterbacks in terms of importance when it comes to building a championship roster.

Garrett has proved himself as one of those game-changing defensive linemen, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him lead the NFL in sacks at least once during his career.

The Browns rewarded both his past production and that future upside with a new contract.

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Moody Blues Bassist John Lodge Provides Personal Perspective on Isolation on “In These Crazy Times”

LOS ANGELES, CA – NOVEMBER 01: Musician John Lodge of the Moody Blues performs at the Nokia Theatre on November 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

John Lodge is used to the surreal. As bass guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter for Rock & Roll Hall Of Famers The Moody Blues, stranger scenarios have always been part of his stock and trade. That’s reflected in his musical contributions from early on and songs such as “Ride My See Saw,” “Isn’t Life Strange?,” “Steppin’ in a Slide Zone,” “Gemini Dream,” and any number of other tracks he wrote over the course of the band’s more than 50 years of existence. That’s one of many reasons why the band’s tallied sales of more than 70 million albums over the course of their career and why Lodge himself has frequently been named one of the most influential bassist of all times, Indeed, he has been the recipient of any number of honors awards, including an Ivor Novello Award and recognition from the American Society of Composers and Publishers.

With the Moodies’ uncertain status at present — both Lodge and vocalist/guitarist Justin Hayward are apparently intent on pursuing individual efforts — Lodge has revived a solo career that began in 1977 with his initial album Natural Avenue and then reactivated nearly 40 years later with 10,000 Light Years Ago, a project that featured his namesake outfit, the 10,000 Light Years band. A live album, Live from Birmingham: The 10,000 Light Years Tour followed two years later in 2017 along with a compilation of his best Moodies songs that he rerecorded titled B Yond — The Very Best Of.

Lodge’s new single “In These Crazy Times (Isolation Mix)” continues that trajectory. Lush, ethereal and insightful, it harkens back to classic Moodys circa the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Recorded in his home studios by Lodge in his home studio, it features him performing practically single-handedly on vocals, guitars, bass, keys and drums.

“In These Crazy Times” can be downloaded and streamed by visiting this link. In addition, Lodge recorded a video explaining the origins of the song. 

Despite the uncertain circumstances, “In These Crazy Times” shares a sense of unbounded optimism and determination. In a note announcing the release of the CD, Lodge stated, “In 1967, The Moody Blues recorded Days of Future Passed, and we were in the studio in lockdown 24 hours a day creating an album that changed my life. Being in lockdown now reminds me of the creativity and solitude that took place during that period of my life. So I have taken the opportunity, given by this lockdown period, to write and record a new song about these difficult days, days that stretched into weeks and months.”

When the pandemic struck, Lodge had just finished performing on the Rock and Romance Cruise, which ended up being his last public outing to date. “Within three days, my wife and I were ‘stranded’,” he recalled.  “Music is my life, and without a studio (or my band), I decided to perfect my use of Garageband to create all the instruments, and record my guitars and vocals in my home studio.

In fact, he decided to make the project more or less a family affair. “As I believe we are all in this together, I thought what a great idea to involve all of my family,” Lodge explains.  “My wife Kirsten is singing backing vocals (for the first time!), my son Kristian is playing lead guitar, his wife Inga took the photo for the cover (with social distancing!), Jon Davison from the band Yes has joined me on vocals, and Emily, my daughter, is managing the whole thing.” Davidson and his Kristian added their parts in their homes, and it was then sent to Lodge’s sound engineer Ray Nesbit to mix at his own home studio. “It truly is an ‘Isolation Mix’,” Lodge insists. “My wish is that we can all be together again soon, and then I hope that my 10,000 Light Years Band and I can get together and make a ‘Freedom Mix’.” 

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Katy Perry To Headline Tomorrowland Around The World Digital Festival – Deadline

The Tomorrowland Around The World has revealed that pop star and American Idol judge Katy Perry will headline the digital music festival which takes place July 25-26.

The two-day fest is a popular electronic dance music fest that began in 2005. With festivals and events pivoting to virtual during the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s iteration of Tomorrowland will be a fully interactive 3D festival combining the world’s best technologies in gaming, 3D design, video production, and special effects for an unparalleled digital experience — and Perry’s performance will be exactly that.

“I’ve always wanted to be a part of the fun of Tomorrowland, and have been following the amazing innovation, technology, and invention that this festival has always been about for a long time,” said Perry. “I’m so glad to be a part of this version, and I hope my set makes you smile.” Set to a spectacular visual backdrop, Perry is set to perform some of her greatest hits as well as new music from her upcoming album Smile. 

Tomorrowland Around the World will bring together more than 60 of the planet’s most prominent artists in electronic dance music on 8 different stages. In addition to Perry, this year’s lineup includes Steve Aoki, Armin van Buuren, Afrojack, among others. For full details and tickets to the virtual fest visit tomorrowland.com.

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Frozen 2 Documentary Filmmaker Interview: Making Of Drama

Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell, aka Elsa and Anna of Frozen II, feature into the Disney+ doc.

Nothing bad ever happens at Disney. Or, at least, that’s the message the family-friendly company leads people to believe. You very rarely see or read raw, behind-the-scenes coverage from the mega-corporation because everything there is so carefully packaged. And that’s precisely why the new Disney+ show, Into the Unknown: Making Frozen II, comes as such a breath of fresh air.

“I think there was an openness to showing the process right from the very start so pushback wasn’t really there,” Harding told io9 over the phone last week. “Occasionally there was caution…but if we could explain why it was important that we have our cameras present, it was a rational discussion [and they went] ‘Oh, okay.’”

An early, internal test screen of Frozen II.
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It helped that Lee, Buck, and the Frozen team were already familiar with the documentarians, which is how the whole thing started in the first place. Harding and her team from Lincoln Square Productions previously worked with Disney on a 2014 ABC special about the making of the first Frozen. Fast forward to 2018, and on the exact same fall day Amy Astley, VP of Communications for Walt Disney Animation Studios and Into the Unknown EP, had two independent conversations with different people about the same thing: a possible documentary on the making of Frozen II. Those people were Jeanmarie Condon, the Senior Executive Producer of Lincoln Square, followed by the then-president of Disney Animation Studios, Andrew Millstein.

“It was just this sort of beautiful kismet, one day, two conversations,” Astley told io9. “And certainly from the outset, I knew working with Jeanmarie and Megan was completely the right way to go in making a documentary where we did truly want to show the real process behind the scenes. To not make something that would be so glossy that it would be toothless [but] to really have people who are experts in the documentary field come in and do that.”

This, of course, required a huge leap of faith from Frozen II directors Lee and Buck as well as their producer, Peter Del Vecho. “‘This would mean cameras are in your usually very private, creative space, and capturing things [they normally wouldn’t],’” Astley told us she relayed to Del Vecho when pitching the idea. “‘We are looking at doing a true documentary, which means [there’s] going to be some hard stuff shown in addition to the joyous stuff.’ And he was immediately on board and he approached Jen and Chris and they were as well. I think the bravery with which they approached the project is why you see what you see on screen.”

Frozen II director Chris Buck, producer Peter Del Vecho, and writer/director Jennifer Lee.

While Frozen II had been in production since about September 2016, Harding and her team were on the ground for only the last year before release in November 2019. They shot 115 days and ended up with about 1,300 hours of footage. Harding explained that while there were some discussions early on that maybe they should’ve started sooner, the fact is, the idea didn’t come up until 2018 and the animation process gets exponentially more interesting as it reaches the end.

“At that early stage in animation, the world is your oyster. You can go any which way you want,” Harding said. “Things start to close in, the further along the line you get. So for us as documentarians, the interesting part is when there aren’t many options anymore.”

The idea of making a sequel to one of the biggest animated films of all time somehow seems more…

Because the team wasn’t going to be there every day, Harding had a rough idea of the schedule and did her best to pick and choose the big events they needed to film. Things like story meetings with other Disney filmmakers, crew screenings, or voice recording with the cast that couldn’t be missed. However, the filmmaking process is so fluid, going off a schedule didn’t always work out.

“Part of [filming] was by keeping your ear to the ground, part of it was the luck of the draw, and another part was very strategic planning,” she said. “And then, of course, [sometimes] we would go up to the studio and discover that nothing planned was happening that day and the whole schedule had changed.”

Animator Malerie Walters uses her own face to help figure out a musical sequence in Frozen II.

All the while, almost nothing was off-limits to the crew. Not the Disney filmmakers giving the directors brutally honest notes after a screening. Not the tragic and touching story of Chris Buck’s son Ryder, who died in a car accident at 22. Not even the almost tangible fear and nerves Lee and Buck faced before test screening Frozen II in front of a real audience. In fact, the one thing you don’t see in the entire documentary is the meeting held after that test screening where Lee, Buck, and Del Vecho broke down what regular audience members thought of the film.

“We thought that we could film that meeting, which was why we were there,” Harding said. “And my understanding is that I don’t think that there was anything particularly controversial that happened in that meeting. They needed to get their head clear without the pressure of having cameras. I literally don’t think it was anything particularly remarkable from a story point, but from a creative point they just needed a little bit of space.”

Maybe the most shocking throughline in the film is how everyone, from the story artists and animators to the directors and songwriters, struggled with making the film’s big third act song, “Show Yourself,” work. Throughout the documentary, the song goes through huge changes that impact the quality of the entire film. Things got particularly interesting when the crew was getting ready to film a video meeting between the Disney offices in Burbank, California, and the songwriters, Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, in Brooklyn, New York. As the meeting was about to take place, Harding, who was in Brooklyn with the Lopezs, started getting text messages.

“Our crew was in Burbank and they knew that Jen and Chris had been having a discussion about potentially losing ‘Show Yourself,’” Harding said. “They knew that that was going to happen. We did not know that was going to happen, except they started texting us. And obviously, the Lopezs did not know that at the time. So I was incredibly stressed because I wasn’t sure how it was going to go. I didn’t know how the Lopezs would take the news at all. It was a very stressful moment.”

Buck and Lee are joined by songwriters Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez.

In the end, though, the stress all seemed to work out. “Show Yourself” stayed in the picture, the movie was a record-breaking hit, and the team at Disney is happy with how the show turned out. However, according to Astley, there are no immediate plans to do another season for another movie.

“We don’t want to cut and paste this idea,” she said. “We want to really think about each film project coming up and what is the right thing we want to do with that. So there isn’t another Into the Unknown: Making of Frozen II for upcoming features of ours just yet. But we certainly have an eye out for it.”

Then there’s the question everyone wants to know. With their unique insight into the pressures and expectations behind Frozen II, could Lee, Buck, and their crew come back for Frozen III?

“They do not think about the next film, or if there will be a film—I mean a big ‘If there will be a film’—until they’ve had a moment to really digest what has happened on the last one,” Astley said.They don’t make the sequel unless it’s in their hearts and they’ve got a great idea for it…And I know we say that a lot and people sort of don’t believe us, but that is the truth of it.”

We can only hope, if it does happen, we get another documentary just like this.

Into the Unknown: Making of Frozen II is now on Disney+.

Correction: A previous version of this post misstated the cause of Ryder Buck’s death as cancer. Ryder was battling cancer but tragically died in a car accident. We regret the mistake and have corrected it in the article.  

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Idris Elba to produce series and films for Apple TV+ as part of first-look deal – Binge Watch News

Idris Elba. Photo: Instagram

British star Idris Elba has signed a first-look deal with Apple TV Plus under which he will produce series and films for the streaming service.

According to Variety, the 47-year-old actor will produce global series and features for the platform via his Green Door Pictures production company.

Elba, known for his performance in movies such as Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom and Beasts of No Nation as well as BBC series Luther, founded Green Door in 2013.

Under the banner, the actor-producer has backed comedy film In The Long Run, Netflix comedy series Turn Up Charlie, short-form shows The Idris Takeover and 5 5 and upcoming movie Concrete Cowboy.

Prior to Elba, entertainment industry giants like Oprah Winfrey, Alfonso Cuaron, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Justin Lin, Kerry Ehrin, Jason Katims, Lee Eisenberg, Monica Beletsky, Sharon Horgan, Alena Smith and Simon Kinberg have signed a first-look deal with Apple TV Plus.

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John Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston dies of breast cancer – G9IJA.com

American actress Kelly Preston, the 57 year old wife of John Travolta has died after losing the battle with breast cancer.

She died on Sunday, July 12, her husband announced.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that my beautiful wife Kelly has lost her two-year battle with breast cancer,” her husband, John Travolta, wrote in an Instagram post.

“She fought a courageous fight with the love and support of so many. My family and I will forever be grateful to her doctors and nurses at MD Anderson Cancer Center, all the medical centers that have helped, as well as her many friends and loved ones who have been by her side.

“Kelly’s love and life will always be remembered”, he wrote.

“I will be taking some time to be there for my children who have lost their mother, so forgive me in advance if you don’t hear from us for a while. But please know that I will feel your outpouring of love in the weeks and months ahead as we heal.All my love”, Travolta added.

Born as Kelly Kamalelehua Smith on 13 October 1962 in Honolulu, Kelly Preston was an actress and former model.

She featured in more than sixty television and film productions, most notably including Mischief, Twins, and Jerry Maguire.

She first married in 1985 to Kevin in 1985. But the marriage collapsed in 1987.

She then married John Travolta in 1991 and both had three children, Ella Bleu Travolta, Jett Travolta, Benjamin Travolta.

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Pop Smoke Hits No. 1 With Posthumous Debut Album Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon – MTV

Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in Los Angeles in February, but by May, talk of a posthumously released debut album was all but confirmed. And on July 3, that album indeed arrived as Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, executive-produced by Smoke’s idol 50 Cent and featuring guest appearances by 50 himself along with Lil Baby, Quavo, DaBaby, Roddy Ricch, Lil Tjay, and more.

The sheer force of the album, as well as Smoke’s legacy, is strong — on Monday (July 13), it hit No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it the rapper’s first time at the top of the charts. His earlier mixtapes, Meet the Woo and Meet the Woo 2, had reached 105 and 7, respectively.

His label head, Steven Victor, commemorated the album’s release by sharing behind-the-scenes clips of the rapper in the studio, including a few with Quavo.

Shoot for the Stars moved 251,000 units in its first week, according to Billboard, which makes it the sixth-biggest week for an album in 2020 — behind similar juggernaut releases from The Weeknd, BTS, Lil Uzi Vert, Eminem, and Lady Gaga. It’s also the first posthumous No. 1 since December 2018, when the late XXXTentacion‘s album Skins debuted.

Pop Smoke’s album achievement comes just days after Los Angeles police arrested five people in connection with his murder. Its release also came after backlash to its initial Virgil Abloh-designed cover artwork, which was widely derided by fans. The final version, designed by Ryder Ripps, was reportedly chosen by Pop Smoke’s mother.

50 Cent, meanwhile, weighed in on helping to bring the album to the finish line to Billboard. “As soon as I know that the record positioned itself for No. 1, I feel like I did enough,” he said. Read that entire conversation here.

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Live Aid was 35 years ago today – A Journal of Musical Things

After achieving some success with the release of Band Aid’s “Do They Know It’s Christmas,” the organizer of the project, Boomtown Rats’ frontman Bob Geldof, decided that the music industry needed to do more when it came to the famine in Ethiopia. His idea was Live Aid, a one-day, two-country stadium fundraiser event televised to the planet.

Logistically, this was an insanely ambitious plan. Booking all those acts in London and Philadelphia. All the band requirements. The politics of the lineup. The infrastructure for the satellite broadcast. Installing the phone lines for donations and the accounting of all the money. Convincing TV networks around the world to carry the day-long program.

If you were around back then, you’ll remember how big a deal Live Aid was, not just for the cause but because we got to see a parade of musical heroes on TV, something that was still brand new to most of us. I remember watching it at work while on the air at Q94 FM in Winnipeg. None of the conventional channels would carry it, so it was up to the local public access channel to take the feed!

Yes, MTV was broadcasting by then, but it had only been around for four years. MuchMusic was less than a year old and was still unavailable to large swaths of Canada. And yes, individual acts showed up on late-night TV, but in a very sanitized sort of way. Outside of a very few other TV events (the US Festival comes to mind), we’d never, ever seen anything like Live Aid. Nor will any future music event have the same kind of impact.

Here are some highlights.

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Pittsburgh Penguins sideline 9 players after potential secondary exposure to COVID-19 – TSN.ca

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Monday that the team will be voluntarily sidelining nine players from their training camp roster due to potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus.

The team learned of the possible secondary exposure on Sunday and added the decision was made to sideline the players out of abundance of caution in an effort to avoid exposure to anyone else within the organization.

The nine players will re-join the team when it is deemed safe to do so in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results.

The Pittsburgh Penguins will be voluntarily sidelining nine players from their training camp roster due to potential secondary exposure to an individual who had contact with a person that has tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. (1 of 3)

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins)

The nine players will not participate until they are deemed safe in accordance with NHL protocol and further test results. (3 of 3)

— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins)

The Penguins announced in June that a player had tested positive for COVID-19, but he had subsequently recovered and was feeling well.

The NHL said last week in over 2,900 tests administered to 396 players since the beginning of Phase 2, 23 had come back positive. Twelve players outside the Phase 2 protocol had also informed the league of positive tests.

Phase 3 – or training camps – began on Monday. 

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Jordan Hicks opts out of 2020 season – HardballTalk | NBC Sports

Phillies star outfielder Bryce Harper played some third base during Monday’s intrasquad game at Citizens Bank Park, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports. Harper had been pestering manager Joe Girardi for the opportunity and the skipper finally gave in.

Girardi told Harper, “No diving. And make sure your arm is loose.” Harper had the opportunity to field one ball, a grounder to his left and he made the play perfectly.

Why put Harper at third base? Girardi said, “I think it’s important the guys have fun. I saw him a week ago taking ground balls there and I was impressed. His hands worked well out front and he threw the ball across the field well. I told him, ‘You look good there.’”

Despite the solid showing, don’t expect Harper to show up at third base in a meaningful game anytime soon. That being said, the Phillies’ second and third base situations are still not cemented. Jean Segura will likely open the season at the hot corner with Scott Kingery at second, but things could change between now and Opening Day in 10 days.

Harper, 27, is coming off a solid first season with the Phillies. He hit .260/.372/.510 with 36 doubles, 35 home runs, 114 RBI, 98 runs scored, and 15 stolen bases across 682 plate appearances. Per FanGraphs, Harper’s 4.6 Wins Above Replacement ranked 16th in the National League. For some people, those numbers weren’t nearly good enough, so the expectations remain high as Harper enters year two of his 13-year, $330 million contract.

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Dan & Matt’s Bullying On Big Brother Isn’t Okay With Fans

It’s getting to the pointy end of the Big Brother Australia season and things are really starting to heat up.

In tonight’s episode, the housemates had the opportunity to win either a reward for themselves, or a punishment for another contestant.

As you’d expect, they all decided to gang up on Kieran, especially Dan.

At first, it was hilarious and a bit of payback for the fact that Kieran hadn’t been pulling his weight in the house. Just a bit of harmless fun, you know.

Oh my god…this is fucking hilarious ???????????????????????????????? #BBAU

— Stevie Gee (@Gtrain78) July 13, 2020

We’re all here for a bit of harmless banter, but Dan and Matt took it a little far when they dirtied literally every dish in the kitchen.

the first punishment for keiran was fair but now they’re just bullying honestly #bbau

Sure, Kieran is young and immature, but Dan is acting like a child.

Kieran is immature but Dan is a fucking child. #BBAU

Dan acts like a 14 year old #BBAU

Nobody likes a bully, which seems to be a damn shame for Dan and Matt, who have just lost some fans.

Ok Dan. That’s just bullying now ???? #bbau

— Emma H ???? (@EmmaH1123) July 13, 2020

Dan and Mat getting the dishes dirty on purpose is just bullying at this point ???? #BBAU @bigbrother_au

— Stephen Anderson (@thestephena) July 13, 2020

We simply don’t care for this nastiness. Make it stop.

Dan and Matt just enjoy being nasty

For two men who never stop complaining about a lack of food, they sure are happy to waste it.

still using up your food resources is dumb as hell. idiots. #BBAU

#BBAU Trust those boys to waste their food and then complain about it

— Jen (@jen_tpwk) July 13, 2020

The new show format unfortunately means we haven’t seen the bullying tactics backfire on contestants, but it sure is making viewers uncomfortable.

These people are not very nice. Bullying is out, kindness is in. This sort of thing makes me feel uncomfortable; seeing someone picked on. #BBAU @Channel7 @bigbrother_au

— jeanvb (@jean_virginia) July 13, 2020

Ok, Dan & May are just being childish in messing up the dishes for Kerian’s punishment

If they’re in the final, they’ve both lost my vote #BigBrotherAU #BBAU

— Dominic Matthew of house Pelle (@ThatDomGuyTweet) July 13, 2020

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How to watch the MLS is Back Tournament online from anywhere

AT&T TV Now

AT&T TV Now has plans starting at $65 per month and is one of the more expensive streaming services and this is because all of its plans include HBO. With the service’s Plus plan, you get access to over 45 channels including Fox, FS1, ESPN, ESPN2, ABC and Univision depending on where you live. AT&T TV Now also allows you to stream on three devices at once and record up to 20 hours of content with its DVR service.

YouTube TV costs $49.99 per month and gives you access to over 70 channels including ESPN, ESPN2, FS1 and Fox depending on where you live. If you are a Los Angeles FC fan, then the service just might be for you as it gives you exclusive coverage of the team’s games. YouTube TV lets you stream on three devices simultaneously and it even includes a 9-month unlimited cloud DVR.

How to stream the MLS is Back Tournament live in Canada

Canadian MLS fans also have a couple of options to watch this season’s games on TV or online.

TSN will show games from all three Canadian teams including every Toronto FC and Vancouver Whitecaps match. While you can watch these games on TV if you’re already a cable subscriber, you can also sign up for the network’s own streaming service, TSN Direct, for either $19.99 per month or you can buy a Day Pass for $4.99 if there is a particular game you want to watch.

Additionally, TVA Sports will show every Montreal Impact game in the MLS is Back Tournament.

How to stream the MLS is Back Tournament live in the UK

If you live in the UK and want to keep up with MLS is Back, you have a couple of ways to do so. Sky Sports is broadcasting select games including for its TV customers, including many of those taking place at 9am ET (which is 2pm in the UK). A NOW TV Sports Pass gets you access to just its spors channels via its apps for streaming if you don’t want to sign up for a satelite TV plan.

Many other games are available to watch for free on FreeSports either via its TV channels or streaming app. FreeSports’ app also offers the games on-demand for a limited time after they have taken place so you don’t have to watch live in the middle of the night.

How to stream the MLS is Back Tournament live in Australia

In Australia, beIN SPORTS is the main provider of the MLS. You can access its content online via beIN Sports Connect or other services such as Kayo Sports, Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now, and Fetch TV. ESPN also has access to some MLS content in Australia.

MLS is Back Tournament schedule

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Ask Aric: How could a potentially shortened preseason impact the Broncos’ offense?

Aric, with the league slated to play only two preseason games (as of right now) how much playing time do you expect for our starters? Specifically Drew Lock and his receivers, considering it’s an entirely new system and coordinator. – Alex C.

Alex, with the reported reduction in the preseason slate, I think you’re right to wonder how the Broncos will handle having two fewer games ahead of the regular season. Even if the preseason slate had stayed at four games, I think there was a chance that the Broncos would’ve given Lock and Co. more action than normal because of the loss of OTA reps. In a normal year, the starters tend to play a series in the first game, a quarter in the second game, a half in the third game and not at all in the preseason finale. Head Coach Vic Fangio modified that a bit in 2019 because of the Hall of Fame game, but generally that’s how teams handle the preseason. If the Broncos do end up playing two preseason games — and the NFLPA has reportedly suggested that all preseason games be cancelled — it will be interesting to see how teams handle the workload. Will they play their starters an entire half in the first preseason game to get live reps and then sit them in the second game? Will they play them a series in one and a quarter in the other? Will they see a quarter of action in each game? It’s tough to guess, in part because this is an unprecedented circumstance. One thing to note for the Broncos that could help us make an educated guess: Fangio has repeatedly promoted the value of preseason reps. For that reason, I’d expect to see Lock, Von Miller, and the rest of the Broncos’ starters for a reasonable amount of time in at least one of the two preseason games. Now, that doesn’t mean they’ll run anything other than a vanilla playbook. The Titans don’t know what the Broncos are going to do offensively as the team implements Pat Shurmur’s system. The Broncos would be wise to maximize that advantage for Week 1.

This question also deals with the preseason, but the nuance of it is a bit different. Let’s start with the offense. Most of the Broncos’ work in perfecting the offense will be done in training camp, because of the sheer number of plays they’ll be able to run compared to in preseason games. The starting offense may get 50-60 plays in a training camp practice, and that unit could get just 10-20 in a preseason game. Now, because joint practices aren’t permitted this year, the preseason games could be helpful in determining how the offense works against a different style of defense or for seeing how things flow at full speed. Largely, though, the Broncos will make strides on the practice field at UCHealth Training Center. And as long as the team is able to get in enough reps before Week 1, I don’t think that will play a major role in the offense’s development. Where it will make an impact, though, is with the young and undrafted players. In a normal season, players like Essang Bassey and LeVante Bellamy would get plenty of reps in the preseason to prove they deserve a spot on the roster. That’s how players like Chris Harris Jr. and Phillip Lindsay stuck around and begun Pro Bowl careers. With the loss of two preseason games — and possibly more — it could prove difficult to find this unmined talent.

The offense does seem to have a great number of interesting pieces. That does suggest more points. I do wonder if it is possible to give all the pieces enough touches to reach their potentials this season. (However, not sure that is a bad thing). What are your thoughts? – William L.

William, I think this is a fair point, because it’s quite possible the Broncos’ offense is drastically better even as numbers for certain players — Courtland Sutton and Phillip Lindsay, perhaps — aren’t quite as high as in previous seasons. With all of the options, it will be on Shurmur to find a way to involve all of the team’s dynamic options. More than in previous seasons, I think you’ll see a shift week-to-week in who leads the Broncos in receptions or touches. If the Broncos have the advantage against a team’s linebacking or safety corps, Noah Fant might go off for seven catches and 100-plus yards. If Denver likes the matchup between KJ Hamler and the opposition’s slot corner, Hamler could have a big day. If an opponent struggles against running backs out of the backfield, maybe Melvin Gordon III ends up with more catches than carries. Over the course of the season, I think you’ll see these numbers average out to the point where Sutton still leads the team in yards and receptions. If there’s a game, though, where Sutton catches three passes instead of seven, that could just mean that the Broncos have other matchups they’d like to exploit. 

Lateef, I’ve mentioned a few times that I think the Broncos would be well-served to add another cornerback to the roster. A.J. Bouye seems like a solid option at the No. 1 cornerback position, but Bryce Callahan still has to prove he can both play outside in base coverages and stay healthy. Behind Bouye and Callahan, the Broncos will be counting on one or two of a handful of young players to emerge as a viable option. If the Broncos were to add a veteran cornerback, I think it would provide a bit of a safety net — especially early in the season as some of the young players try to adapt to a bigger role. Several veteran players remain on the market — including Trumaine Johnson, Dre Kirkpatrick, Logan Ryan and Darqueze Dennard — but at this point I wouldn’t expect the Broncos to sign anyone until training camp begins and potentially after they see how Bouye, Callahan and the young reserves look on the field together. Denver could also add a player off waivers ahead of the regular season.

Aric, I have been a Bronco fan since the mid-1970s. I have learned recently about Floyd Little’s battle with cancer. I have seen a Go Fund Me page to help in paying for his treatment. Is this page legit? If it is I would like to contribute. Can you at DenverBroncos.com provide a vetted link or can you inform me what it is? This is a Bronco legend that needs help. – Brian H.

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Washington football team name change could come in coming days – Sports Illustrated

News regarding the Washington football team officially changing its name appears to be imminent.

Yahoo Sports’ Charles Robinson reported Saturday that the team will announce a new name in the coming days.

“Washington is about to have a new name in the next 24 to 48 hours,” Robinson said on ESPN 103.3 FM in Dallas. “Yeah, that’s going to happen, for sure. Definitely happening.

“But I heard the NFL is starting to take steps to tell everybody who has Washington’s nickname on its platform, to start scrubbing it, start taking it off. Which means something’s coming.”

On Saturday night, ESPN’s John Keim also reported that Washington is close to having a new name “sooner rather than later.”

On July 3, Washington announced that the franchise would “undergo a thorough review of the team’s name” following requests for a change to its nickname.

The team said the review formalized the initial discussions it had with the NFL in recent weeks.

“In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” the organization said in a statement.

The team is expected to change its name, according to multiple reports. A source told the Washington Post that team owner Dan Snyder, who has previously opposed a name change, “has been listening to different people over the last number of weeks.”

Last weekend, head coach Ron Rivera told the Washington Post that he and Snyder had been talking about a possible name change for more than a month.

“If we get it done in time for the season, it would be awesome,” Rivera told the Post.

Many Native American leaders have long called for the changing of the nickname, which the franchise has used since 1933.

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Netflix’s The Old Guard Dug Deep to Bring the Comics to Life

Comparisons between The Old Guard as a comic book and as a live-action movie

In both Greg Rucka and Leandro Fernández’s The Old Guard and director Gina Prince-Bythewood’s new film based on the comic book series, a group of seemingly immortal warriors from different time periods all band together to commit their lives to ridding the world of its societal evils. None of the big bads they take on are quite as supernatural as they are, and so The Old Guard’s action, though brutal, skews towards the more grounded side of things.

But just because the comic’s bloodsoaked fight sequences focus mainly on the Old Guard wailing on their enemies with regular weapons doesn’t mean that the battles being spotlighted couldn’t still sights to behold.

Rather than drifting away from the comic’s depiction bare-knuckled, bone cracking brawls in favor of something a bit flashier and more in line with other comic book movies, The Old Guard actually sticks surprisingly close to the source material. A new featurette delves into how The Old Guard’s production team approached the film with the express intention of bringing moments from the comics to the screen in a way that felt both real and larger than life.

Image’s The Old Guard, written by Greg Rucka with illustrations from Leandro Fernández and Daniela…

Beyond just the impressive stunt work and fighting, both Rucka and Bythewood also went into detail in another featurette about how much of the comics’ narrative essence was incorporated into the film. While there are a number of scenes ripped right out of the series’ pages, Rucka felt the need to further flesh out characters aside from Andy in order to make their cinematic counterparts feel like more fully realized people.

The Old Guard is now streaming on Netflix.

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Oprah and Lionsgate Team Up To Adapt Nikole Hannah Jones’ ‘The 1619 Pr – BOTWC

Oprah and Lionsgate Team Up To Adapt Nikole Hannah Jones’ ‘The 1619 Project’ for Film & Television

This is amazing!!

Oprah Winfrey and Lionsgate are partnering to adapt Nikole Hannah-Jones’ “The 1619 Project” for film and television, USA Today reports. 

Nikole Hannah-Jones spearheaded “The 1619 Project” for The New York Times in an effort to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans to America. The exposé took a deep look into the impact of slavery and how it manifested in every facet of society. The New York Times Magazine published the project in August 2019, eventually releasing it as a podcast as well and Hannah-Jones went on to win a Pulitzer prize for her work. 

Now the award winning journalist will be working on developing films, TV series and documentaries inspired by the project with Winfrey coming on as a producer. “We took very seriously our duty to find TV and film partners that would respect and honor the work and mission of ‘The 1619 Project,’ that understood our vision and deep moral obligation to doing justice to these stories,” Hannah-Jones said. 

Winfrey is also excited about the project, saying, “From the first moment I read ‘The 1619 Project’ and immersed myself in Nikole Hannah-Jones’ transformative work, I was moved, deepened and strengthened by her empowering historical analysis.” 

No word yet on when we can expect the film and television projects to air but a series of books for “The 1619 Project” are currently in the works. 

We can’t wait for these projects to be released!

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Disney+ Streams Uncensored Hugh Jackman Butt

Disney+ is at this point pretty notorious for not letting anything good get on its streaming platform: there is little-to-no sex, cursing, or nudity, and there are multiple High School Musical installments and spinoffs. Lin Manuel Miranda famously had to edit out several “fucks” in Hamilton just to get Disney+ to stream the musical. Lizzie Maguire, meanwhile, is not allowed to fuck at all. Disney+ is prudish as hell.

So it was with some interest, and the sounding of a small hypocrisy alarm bell, that I read a Variety report on Sunday that revealed the Puritans at Disney+ let a little man-butt slip through. Apparently, the streaming site is airing an “unedited” version of 2014’s X-Men: Days of Future Past—one that includes at least one fuck and a shot of Hugh Jackman’s butt. I only vaguely recall this film and/or the entirety of 2014 and I cannot find a usable photo of the butt online, but trust assured, it’s a full butt.

Hugh Jackman has a censored version of the butt on his Instagram, should you care to see it (scroll through):

This is mildly scandalous, but what’s more curious is that Disney+ has, in fact, previously removed a butt from a classic film now in its streaming library. The film is 1989’s Splash, and the butt belongs to Darryl Hannah. Disney reportedly used CGI to cover up some of Hannah’s nudity, which, I mean, fine, it’s a “family” site (i.e., boring as fuck). But it does seem a taaaaaaad strange that the platform would censor a woman’s butt and not a man’s. Butt equality now!

On the other hand, it’s possible this big leap to full butt will pave the way for Disney+ to let down its hair a bit. Maybe, just maybe, one day they’ll finally let Lizzie fuck? A girl can dream.

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‘Lower Decks’: See Trailer for ‘Star Trek’ Animated Comedy Series – Rolling Stone

The Star Trek franchise enters a Rick and Morty-like universe in the new trailer for Star Trek: Lower Decks, an animated comedy series heading to CBS All Access this summer.

The show, developed by Rick and Morty vet Mike McMahan, “focuses on the support crew serving on one of Starfleet’s least important ships, the U.S.S. Cerritos, in 2380. Ensigns Mariner, Boimler, Rutherford and Tendi have to keep up with their duties and their social lives, often while the ship is being rocked by a multitude of sci-fi anomalies.”

Unlike every Star Trek series that proceeded it, Lower Decks puts the emphasis on humor, with the cartoon set up as a class comedy between the “bridge crew” — the main focus of every Star Trek series — and the workers in the “lower decks” of the spaceship.

The voice cast for Lower Decks features Tawny Newsome, Jack Quaid, Noël Wells, Eugene Cordero, Dawnn Lewis and Jerry O’Connell. The first episode of Season 1 premieres August 6th, with the remainder of the 10-episode first season to follow every Thursday after that.

Star Trek: Lower Decks is the third spinoff from the sci-fi franchise to stream exclusively on CBS All Access, following Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard, with a few more in the works, including Star Trek: Strange New Worlds and another, more kid-friendly animated series set for Nickelodeon. The streaming service also hosts the Short Treks anthology of short episodes.

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The Quarantine Stream: ‘The Devil’s Advocate’ Has Al Pacino Chewing Scenery and Keanu Reeves Using a Questionable Accent – /Film

(Welcome to The Quarantine Stream, a new series where the /Film team shares what they’ve been watching while social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic.)

The Movie: The Devil’s Advocate

Where You Can Stream It: Netflix

The Pitch: Hot-shot Southern lawyer Keanu Reeves gets recruited to join a big New York City law firm, but there’s a catch: his new boss, Al Pacino, is the devil!!!!!!!!!!

Why It’s Essential Quarantine Viewing: It’s okay to have fun with dumb movies. And The Devil’s Advocate is pretty damn dumb. Keanu Reeves uses a questionable Southern accent, Al Pacino chews the scenery so hard he’s in danger of breaking some teeth, and a pre-fame Charlize Theron is stuck in a mini Rosemary’s Baby remake, and all of this happens in the same movie. Clocking-in at an overwhelming 144 minutes, and featuring scenes where Pacino dips his fingers in holy water and causes the water to boilThe Devil’s Advocate is a blend of legal drama and horror melodrama, and it’s a hoot.

Before Keanu Reeves did The Matrix, he starred in The Devil’s AdvocateTaylor Hackford‘s epic-length horror drama about a lawyer in danger of losing his soul. Reeves is a hot-shot young attorney from Gainesville, Florida (even though his accent suggests he’s from somewhere in Alabama), who is willing to emotionally destroy a sexual assault victim on the witness stand in order to win a case. Reeves’ lapse of moral compass gets him noticed by a huge New York City law firm, and as we all know, law firms, in general, are evil, but New York City law firms are the evilest.

Soon, Reeves meets his new boss, John Milton, played by Al Pacino. Even though it’s abundantly clear that Milton is the devil incarnate, Reeves’ character remains oblivious and is easily wooed by the prospect of money and power. The same can’t be said of Reeves’ sweet-natured wife, played by Charlize Theron, who does much better with her accent. Theron’s character notices almost immediately that something is up with not just Milton but also everyone in Milton’s circle, including some of her new neighbors. She begins to have a complete breakdown, but Reeves is once again oblivious. Not only is he focused on his work, he’s also focused on one of his new coworkers, a sexy lawyer played by Connie Nielsen.

Full of sex, violence, and big special effects, The Devil’s Advocate feels like the type of movie that would never get made today, at least not by a big Hollywood studio for $57 million. Yet in 1997, the movie was a hit, raking in $153 million. Imagine that happening today. You can’t.

As much as I love Reeves, it’s fair to say he’s not very good in this movie. I don’t mean to keep harping on his accent, but it’s so distractingly bad (even worse than his infamous Dracula accent) that it almost completely sinks his performance. That’s okay, though, because the real draw here is Pacino. The Devil’s Advocate arrived in the midst of Pacino’s shouty phase. After the actor scored an Oscar for his loud performance in Scent of a Woman, Pacino seemed to believe that every performance going forward required him to YELL AT THE TOP OF HIS LUNGS. While some may take issue with that, it works perfectly here. Pacino’s Satanic lawyer is all about excess – he loves to talk about fucking, and he loves to laugh his ass off at stuff that really isn’t funny. And when someone dares challenge him, he sends demonic homeless people to beat that person to death.

It all culminates in a big, loud, special effects-heavy conclusion that feels like a huge cheat. But by then it’s okay, you’ve already had your fun with The Devil’s Advocate. And it’s had its fun with you.

 

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Jada Pinkett Smith reveals Will Smith split, August Alsina details

Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith confirm previous split, reveal details of August Alsina relationship

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Published 6:02 PM EDT Jul 10, 2020

Jada Pinkett Smith is turning the tables — literally – as she brings herself to the Red Table to address questions about her relationship with R&B artist August Alsina.

On Friday’s “Red Table Talk,” Jada’s husband Will Smith joined her at the iconic table where her mother Adrienne Banfield Norris and daughter Willow Smith usually sit for the Facebook Watch series. 

The “Pursuit of Happyness” actor asked Jada the question everyone wants to know: “So what happened Jada?”

Smith revealed she  started a close friendship with Alsina about four and a half years ago, and said her family was trying to help him because he was “really sick.”

“It all started with him just needing some help. Me wanting to help his health, his mental state,” Smith said about Alsina, who has been open about battling an auto-immune disease.

The Smiths revealed this friendship with Alsina began when they were going through a tough time in their marriage. They “basically broke up,” Jada said.

The couple said they separated for an indefinite amount of time so they could figure out how to make themselves happy.

“I got into an entanglement with August,” Jada said before confirming she was in a relationship with the singer during that time.

“An entanglement? A relationship,” Smith said, prodding his wife to be more specific, alluding to the Facebook Watch show’s dedication to candid discussion.

“Yes, it was a relationship. Absolutely. I was in a lot of pain. I was very broken,” she replied. “Now, in the process of that relationship, I definitely realize that you can’t find happiness outside of yourself. … I would definitely say we did everything that we could to get away from each other, only to realize that that wasn’t possible.”

‘That’ll kill me’: Jada Pinkett Smith knew she, Will weren’t cut out for ‘conventional marriage’

The “Girls Trip” actress shared that her relationship with Alsina allowed her to grow and heal as she learned things about herself during their time together, including acknowledging her desire to be “drawn to people who need help.”

“Through that particular journey I learned so much about myself and was able to really confront a lot of emotional immaturity, emotional insecurity and I was really able to do some really deep healing,” Jada said. “And as I came through and started to realize certain things about you and I, he decided to break all communication with me which was totally understandable.”

Jada noted she hasn’t talked to Alsina in recent years, so she felt it was “weird” that he brought up their relationship now.

USA TODAY has reached out Alsina’s reps.

During a June interview for Complex with Angela Yee, Alsina addressed relationship rumors with Jada.

“What I’m not okay with is my character being in question,” Alsina said. “I actually sat down with Will and had a conversation due to their transformation from their marriage to life partnership that they’ve spoken on several times. … He gave me his blessing and I totally gave myself to that relationship for years of my life, and I truly and really, really, deeply loved and have a ton of love for her (Jada). I devoted myself to it, I gave my full self to it.”

In 2019, August Alsina released “Nunya,” a song many people thought was about his relationship with Smith. At the time, Alsina denied the song was about Smith’s wife and said they were good friends.

The celebrity couple agreed that though they’ve had issues in their marriage, there are no secrets between them. 

“We ride together, we die together, bad marriage for life,” Will and Jada joked, alluding to the classic “Bad Boys” movie line. 

At less than 13 minutes long, Friday’s conversation was significantly shorter than Smith’s usual “Red Table Talk” episodes, which usually clock in around 40 minutes.

Red Table Talk: Jada Pinkett Smith reveals how quarantine has changed relationship with husband Will Smith

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Kim Kardashian Is Worried About Kanye West Amid Presidential Bid and Forbes Interview

Kim Kardashian is privately concerned about her husband Kanye West’s behavior over the last week, People reports, particularly because the rapper, who suffers from bipolar depression, is currently experiencing a manic episode and is “struggling,” according to a source.

On Fourth of July, West announced he was running for president, despite missing several FEC deadlines. In a rambling and controversial Forbes interview, West said he was running under the Birthday party, wants to model his administration off of Black Panther‘s Wakanda, and that he is an anti-vaxxer who believes vaccines stop people from getting into heaven among other claims. (There’s zero science behind that dangerous conspiracy theory.)

People‘s source explained, “Kanye has been doing well for a long time. In the past, he has suffered both manic and depressive episodes related to his bipolar disorder. Right now, he is struggling again.”

That source added that Kardashian is in Los Angeles with the couple’s four children while West is in Wyoming. Everyone is worried about West. “Kim is concerned, as well as her whole family,” the source said. “It’s super stressful for Kim, because Kanye’s behavior is very unpredictable. She is worried. The episodes usually last for a few weeks and then things go back to normal. Kim hopes it will be the same this time.”

Kardashian has only tweeted one thing about West after he announced his presidential ambitions. She retweeted his video including information on how to register to vote. Beyond that, she has said nothing at length about his interview or Birthday Party 2020 ticket dreams.

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Ned Nwoko takes new mom, Regina Daniels, her co-wife and his kids on a shopping spree (Video)

Beautiful Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has made her first public appearance since the birth of her son who doubles as the ‘Nollywood baby of the year’.

The delectable actress and her billionaire husband, Ned Nwoko, were spotted in a recent video picking different outfits, clothes and shoes.

They also went along with Regina’s co-wife, Laila and their kids.

It was indeed a moment of celebration for the entire Nwoka family, as they happily announced the birth of Regina Daniels’ baby boy via different social media platforms.

Regina’s brother, who broke the news first, congratulated the new mum and also shared photos on his Instastory channel. In the photos, Regina was seen taking a video call barely a few hours after she put to bed.

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Batman Forever Extended Cut Has Bruce Wayne Face Off With Giant Bat – UNILAD

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Somewhere, in the depths of Warner Bros., a 170-minute ‘Schumacher Cut’ of Batman Forever exists. 

Pre-Nolan and Snyder’s gritty caped crusader, Batman’s tone was all over the place. Tim Burton’s vision of the character was dark but quintessentially ‘nuts’, lurking in the shadows of a misty, towering Gotham filled with penguins and Prince.

Then came the neon. Joel Schumacher’s 1995 Batman Forever spelled trouble for the hero, with its pantomimic, campy theatrics and luminescent colours inspiring the calamitous Batman and Robin. However, once upon a time, there was a ‘more serious’ version of the film – one that featured Bruce Wayne (Val Kilmer) facing down a giant human-sized bat.

Check out the deleted scene from Batman Forever, which features Bruce and the big bat:

Last week, Castle Rock writer Marc Bernardin tweeted: ‘I have it on VERY good authority that a 170-minute cut of Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever exists. Warner Bros. is unsure if there’s any hunger for what was described to me as a much darker, more serious version. So, should WB #ReleaseThe20000Cut?’

In the fallout of Schumacher’s death on June 22, as well as the recent hysteria around Zack Snyder’s Justice League – the result of a fervent campaign – Batfans are now focusing their efforts on seeing the original cut of Batman Forever.

In addition to Bernardin’s source, Variety reported that a source close to the film’s production has confirmed a longer assembly cut does exist, at a whopping 170 minutes long – a huge difference compared to the 129-minute theatrical version.

This cut allegedly opens with a sequence featuring Two-Face (Tommy Lee Jones) escaping from Arkham Asylum, before he shoots Batman in the head, leaving him with temporary amnesia. Reportedly, there’s also extra scenes with the Riddler (Jim Carrey), including one where he invades the Batcave and uses his iconic cane as a weapon.

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However, the most fascinating scene of all is a sequence featuring Bruce’s emotional struggles, reportedly a much stronger theme throughout the longer cut. In it, he reads his father’s diary in a cave, prompting a panic attack as the trauma of his parents’ murder rushes back.

That fear then manifests itself as a huge bat, with the pair staring off until Alfred interrupts. When Bruce walks out of the cave, he says confidently with a smile: ‘I’m Batman.’

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Representatives for Warner Bros. said there’s no plans or discussions regarding releasing the longer version, with concerns over whether all the footage has even survived the past 25 years.

However, if the Snyder Cut proved one thing, it’s that DC fans don’t give up that easy. Prepare to hear about this Forever.

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Eminem has harsh words for Drew Brees in new song with Kid Cudi | Sporting News

Eminem has started yet another rap beef with, uh, Drew Brees?

The Detroit emcee threw in a harsh line about Brees as part of his appearance on Kid Cudi’s new song, “The Adventures of Moon Man and Slim Shady,” which was released late Thursday. Eminem gives a shoutout to New Orleans rapper Lil’ Wayne, who also goes by the name Lil’ Tunechi, before lashing out at the Saints quarterback.

From Eminem’s verse:

I had hoop dreams, now I shoot threes
Got a little green, but I don’t do weed
Purp nor lean, that’s Tunechi
That’s New Orleans, f— Drew Brees

It’s unclear exactly why Eminem decided to attack Brees, but his words are likely a reaction to Brees’ feelings about NFL players kneeling in protest of racial injustice and police brutality during the national anthem.

“I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country,” Brees said in June.

Several athletes criticized Brees for not understanding the purpose of the protests, and he later apologized multiple times, saying his initial comments were “insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now as a country.”

After President Donald Trump said Brees shouldn’t have apologized, Brees shared a response to Trump on Instagram.

“Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been,” Brees wrote. “We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities.” 

You can listen to the full Eminem and Kid Cudi collaboration below. (Note: Strong language, so don’t play this if you’re on a Zoom call with your boss.)

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