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Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray Made Homophobic Tweets As Teenager

Add Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray to the list of those with homophobic tweets requiring an apology. Hours after winning the Heisman, given annually to college football’s top player, the 21-year-old Oklahoma quarterback was apologizing for tweets he made when he was 14-years-old. They were discovered in an online search, becoming standard practice for anyone in the news. As a teen, Murray made an anti-gay slur to friends via Twitter, using the word “queer” as a slam… Read

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Menendez Brothers Murderers Surface On Viral Basketball Trading Card

One of the entertainment industry’s most notorious murders has been spotlighted in a most unlikely place – a basketball trading card. Lyle and Erik Menendez, the Beverly Hills brothers who brutally killed their father and mother, entertainment executive José Menéndez and his wife Mary (Kitty), are depicted on a Hoops trading card from the 1990-1991 season. The brothers were captured calmly sitting courtside on the card, an action shot featuring former Knicks guard Mark… Read

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‘SNL’: Weekend Update Reveals Its Choice To Replace Kevin Hart On The Oscars

Saturday Night Live’s Weekend Update segment had a good time with one of the top entertainment stories of the week: Kevin Hart’s decision to step down from his nomination to host the Academy Awards after a furor surrounding past homophobic comments. News anchor Michael Che noted that the Academy was demonstrating some hypocrisy in its choices. After all, it was just last year that it nominated Mel Gibson for an award, despite his notorious past of anti-Semitic remarks. If… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Sunday Edition

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It’s well known that when President Donald Trump calls you “a great guy,” there’s trouble ahead. Well, he didn’t call former FBI head James Comey that in today’s tweetstorm – but he did give him a lashing and a new nickname. “Leakin’ James Comey” was clearly in the Trump cross hairs in the Sunday tweetstorm, as the Commander-in-Tweet pulled no punches. Much as he took former Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to the woodshed earlier this week, so today did Comey get the… Read

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‘Brightburn’ Trailer: James Gunn-Produced Horror Teaser Released At Brazil’s Comic-Con Experience

The first-look trailer for the James Gunn-produced horror film Brightburn was unveiled today at Comic-Con Brazil. The H Collective and Sony Pictures label Screen Gems film is directed by David Yarovesky (The Hive) and written by Mark Gunn & Brian Gunn. The film stars Elizabeth Banks (The Hunger Games, Pitch Perfect), David Denman (13 Hours, Power Rangers), Jackson A. Dunn (Shameless), Matt Jones (Mom, Home) and Meredith Hagner (Younger, Set it Up).  The premise:  What if… Read

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‘The Daily Show With Trevor Noah’ Tweets The Alleged Trump Response To Mueller

The Daily Show with Trevor Noah claimed last night to have obtained the Donald Trump legal team response to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation. The “report” was revealed in an extremely long Twitter thread, promising “87 completed pages.” Some of the targets of the spoof: Trump, lawyer Rudy Giuliani, and Fox News and its hosts, including Sean Hannity, Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham. Check out some of the tweets here. Visit The Daily Show Twitter accou… Read

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ESPN Executive Admits Drift Into Politics Hurt The Network, Was Miscalculation

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A top ESPN executive has admitted that the network’s move toward politics may have been poison to its ratings. Norby Williamson told the Washington Post in an interview earlier this week that the network has since reversed course on that focus, helping goose its ratings. Still, Williamson told the WaPo that the politics on the network’s flagship SportsCenter damaged ratings. . I think we miscalculated a little bit," Williamson said. "The perception became that you could… Read

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President Donald Trump Tweetstorm – The Saturday Edition

President Donald Trump’s megaphone was turned up high early on Saturday, as the Commander-in-Tweet crowed about what he viewed as a triumph of omission in special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s new report from his ongoing investigation. Citing Geraldo Rivera, who claimed the report illustrated the “collusion illusion,” a jubilant Trump danced a victory dance online, perhaps imitating the recent Saturday Night Live/Mueller parody of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is Y… Read

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‘The Ranch’ Deals With Danny Masterson Exit In Second Half Kickoff

The mystery of how Danny Masterson’s absence would be dealt with in the second half of The Ranch season was revealed tonight. Masterson has been under investigation since earlier this year when four women claimed they had been raped by the actor in the early 2000s. Masterson has denied all of the claims, but that wasn’t enough to save his job. So, how was it handled when a major character exits a popular show in mid-season? *** SPOILER ALERT:  DO NOT READ FURTHER IF YOU HA… Read

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‘Once Upon A Deadpool’ Online Redirect Upstages ‘Avengers: Endgame’ Trailer Unveiling

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A little cyber subterfuge may be underway regarding the new Avengers: Endgame trailer. It seems that the website touted to hold the much-anticipated trailer, AvengersEndgame.com, will not take you to that clip. Rather, it redirects to 20th Century Fox’s Once Upon a Deadpool, that studio’s upcoming, toned-down re-release of Deadpool 2. It may be a clever marketing ploy. Once Upon a Deadpool is in theaters Dec. 12, while Avengers: Endgame will not open until April 26… Read

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Harvey Weinstein & NYC D.A. Take White Gloves Off As Rape Case Hearing Looms

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Harvey Weinstein may be sending self-pitying emails to his few remaining pals complaining about having "one Hell of a year," but his lawyers and the Manhattan District Attorney's office aren't exactly shy about taking bloody swipes at each other in correspondence today either. Just under two weeks before a pivotal hearing in New York Supreme Court that could determine the direction of the rape case against the much accused and disgraced producer, both sides let loose… Read

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CNN’s New York Offices Given All-Clear After Bomb Threat Forces Evacuation – Update

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UPDATE: CNN staffers returned to the network’s New York building after a phoned-in bomb threat forced evacuation during a live telecast, forcing the network to switch to taped programming. “The NYPD has now given us the all clear, and employees have been permitted to return to the building,” CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker said in an internal memo to staff. “The building is secure and safe for everyone to return in the morning.” UPDATE: All CLEAR at Columbus… Read