Josh Norman has been one of the most vocal players in the NFL over the last little while. Every single weekend, Norman would come through with a statement about how good he is at the cornerback position and how no one could beat him. Of course, a lot of these comments were false as Norman was consistently beaten by rival receivers. It was clear that Washington was starting to get annoyed with his antics and today, those sentiments were met with serious actions.
According to Mike Garafolo of the NFL Network, the Redskins are releasing Norman which means he can go wherever he wants in Free Agency. For some fans, it's certainly a surprising move but it makes sense considering his lack of production on defense.
After the news broke, numerous fans took to social media as they displayed their desire for Norman to come to their teams. While he may not be the best corner in the league, he is still good enough to make an impact on a team that is lacking in their secondary. A team that comes to mind is the Philadelphia Eagles who cut Orlando Scandrick earlier this year.
Who would you like to see Norman play for next?
Russell Wilson Saves Ciara From Wardrobe Malfunction
Russell Wilson had to cut pregnant Ciara's dress to get her out of it post-Tom Ford fashion show.
Ciara may still be able to twerk while she's pregnant, but sometimes the baby bump gets in the way. On Saturday (Feb. 8), she attended Tom's Ford fashion show in Los Angeles with her husband, Russell Wilson, where she experienced a slight wardrobe malfunction. No, she didn't have a nip slip; she had zipper troubles. The 34-year-old singer detailed the mishap with a series of Instagram Stories.
Her dress' zipper broke when she was on her way to the Tom Ford event, kicking off an evening filled with clothing-related challenges. “What are the chances?” Ciara said in a video of her team frantically trying to repair the dress. “I am running on my way to Tom Ford and my zipper popped. So now we’re just — this is how we’re getting to the show. Shoutout to Rachel and Amanda, just tag-teaming it right now. The stuff that we go through ladies, anything for fashion.”
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While Ciara's crew might have been able to temporarily resolve the issue, it popped up again once she got home from the show. She documented her NFL hubby having to cut the dress to get her out of it. “Right now my honey is cutting me out of this dress,” Ciara said. Wilson was instructed to perform the difficult task of removing the dress while keeping it in tact. "You cannot damage this dress, baby.”
While Ciara's dress predicament is making headlines, a lot of attention is also being paid to Wilson's new coiffed hairdo.
Titans’ Coach Mike Vrabel Reneges On Claim To Cut Penis Off
Vrabel would like to clarify his past statement on the topic.
Titans head coach Mike Vrabel has taken the time to clarify that he will not be cutting his penis off if his team wins the Super Bowl.
Over the summer, when the Titans' Super Bowl hopes were merely a long shot, Vrabel appeared on the Bussin’ with the Boys podcast and said he would cut his dick off for a Super Bowl. Below, is a transcription.
Lewan: Matt Neely (an assistant for the show) said he would cut off his dick for a, uno, Super Bowl, and I said, No I would not do that. Would you cut your dick off for a Super Bowl?
Vrabel: Been married 20 years. Yeah, probably.
With the Titans now only two wins away from being Super Bowl champions, many fans are wondering if he'll follow through on the statement. Sports Illustrated's Charlotte Wilder asked Vrabel about it after the Titans win over the Ravens.
"Listen, I didn’t want to disappoint Taylor and Will when I went on the podcast," Vrabel told Wilder. "I knew they were gonna ask me things that probably, if I just clammed up, [the show] wouldn't be very fun. So I tried to make it as fun as possible."
The Titans will play the winner of the Chiefs-Texans matchup next weekend.
Carmelo Anthony’s Defensive Issues Revealed In Scathing Report
Carmelo is struggling to get another contract.
Carmelo Anthony is one of those NBA players who constantly has fans divided. While he might be one of the best scorers of the last decade, there is certainly quite a bit of debate as to what he’s accomplished and what kind of player he is when he doesn’t have the ball. After an unsuccessful stint in OKC, Anthony went to the Houston Rockets last season and was released after just 10 games. Since then, not a single team has signed him to a contract and now, he’s in basketball purgatory.
There have been theories as to why no one wants to sign him but a new report from ESPN’s Baxter Holmes seems to point to Melo’s defensive shortcomings. In the report, an anonymous source says Melo is so bad on defense that he actually surprised the Rockets.
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“Although the Rockets knew of Anthony’s defensive weaknesses before he joined, team sources say they didn’t anticipate just how limited he would be in their aggressive switch-centric defense, which tasked him with running quicker players off the 3-point line. One team source speculates that, had they known he’d struggle so much in their defense, Anthony wouldn’t have been brought aboard. “He really, really struggled with it,” the source says.”
With that being said, it shouldn’t be surprising that Melo hasn’t found another home in the NBA. It’s a sad state of affairs for a player who was so beloved during his prime.
Referee Who Forced Wrestler To Cut Dreadlocks Has Been Suspended Two Years
The referee who made a 16-year old high school kid cut his dreadlocks has been suspended two years.
Remember earlier this year when a high school referee made a student wrestler cut off his dreadlocks ahead of his match? Well that referee, named Alan Maloney, has been suspended for two years USA Today reports.
The news was announced Wednesday following an investigation into the December 19 incident. The 16-year old kid, Andrew Johnson, was told his hair was "unnatural," and the ref only gave him 90 seconds to trim his locks down. Once a video showing Drew's ordeal went viral, people were irate to see what the young kid had to go through.
As a result, the Division on Civil Rights has implemented a revised "Guidance on Race Discrimination Based on Hairstyle." The new policy indicates that guidelines which previously banned, limited or restricted hairstyles closely associated with those of African-American descent are now in violation of New Jersey law.
"Student athletes should be able to compete with each other on a level playing field," New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal said in a statement. "Racial discrimination in the enforcement of the rules of any sport is inconsistent with the spirit of fair play."
Billy Ray Cyrus Says He Had To Cut Marijuana Lyric From "Old Town Road" Verse
Billy Ray Cyrus initially wanted to use a “marijuana” lyric instead of his “Fendi sports bra” line.
In a recent interview with Taste of Country, Billy Ray Cyrus revealed that a line referencing marijuana was cut from his verse on Lil Nas X’s “Old Town (Remix).” Billy recounted how he was asked to write a verse for the remix, “batted around a couple of ideas” with Jozzy, and completed the task within 8-10 minutes. He spoke about how the lyrics ultimately came to fruition, and how he replaced “marijuana” with “Fendi sports bra.”
He recalls, “I had on a ball cap it was down low, and she said, ‘Well, hat down and you drove across town.’ She said, ‘You looked like a rockstar,’ so I’m just looking for rhyme words, and I was sitting there holding my guitar, just like so,” Billy said in the clip. “For some reason, I immediately thought it was funny to say, ‘Baby’s got a habit: diamond rings and marijuana.’ They said, ‘Everything but the marijuana.’ And [Jozzy] said, ‘How about Fendi sports bra?’ I thought, ‘Well, it’s probably good because I don’t know what that is.’”
Despite the “marijuana” lyric being axed, they nailed the rest of the verse perfectly as “Old Town Road” has extended its record run atop the Billboard Hot 100 at 18 weeks straight.
Check out how the lyric was axed in the interview (below).
Lakers Reportedly Not Interested In JR Smith, Fans React
Fans were quick with the memes on this one.
Just yesterday, JR Smith was waived by the Cleveland Cavaliers which means he is now a free agent and can join pretty much any team he wants, as long as they want him too. Smith has had an interesting career in the NBA, to say the least, and spent the last few years with the Cavs where he won an NBA championship. After last year's NBA Finals fiasco, Smith was on thin ice with the team and spent the vast majority of last season on the bench. His departure from the Cavs was inevitable and yesterday was the final nail in the coffin.
A couple of weeks ago, it was reported by Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports that Smith would most likely end up with the Los Angeles Lakers and reunite himself with LeBron James. Well, according to a short and sweet tweet from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, that couldn't be further from the truth.
As far as Woj bombs go, this was pretty tame and kind of out of left field. It's rare the ESPN reporter tweets about transactions that aren't going to happen, so fans were suspicious that perhaps the Lakers wanted to distance themselves from Smith. Either way, the fans had a ton of fun in Woj's comments and had some pretty hilarious memes in reaction to the news.
You have to feel for Smith who is simply a loveable NBA character who found himself at the center of one of the worst plays in NBA history.
Disney Axes "Casting Couch" Scene From "Toy Story 2"
Disney is taking a retroactive stance against predatory humor.
Lewd humor has always been present across the Disney canon, albeit not always out in the open. Connoisseurs have likely heard tell of some of the classic, well-hidden easter-eggs, including The Little Mermaid’s erect priest, Aladdin telling Jasmine to “take off her clothes,” and a cloud of windswept debris spelling out “sex” in The Lion King. And while those were likely inserted by a mischevious animator or two, Toy Story 2 presented an adults-only gag right there in the open. At least, until this year.
You may recall Pixar’s past pattern of running faux-blooper reels during the credits, and Toy Story 2 was no exception. During one of the bloopers, the main antagonist of the film “Stinky Pete” is seen coming on to a pair of Barbies, running lines like “and so you two are absolutely identical? You know, I’m sure I could get you a part in Toy Story 3.” Upon realizing he’s being filmed, Pete’s demeanor shifts into discomfort. Now, fans have taken notice that this scene has been scrubbed from the recent 4K release, a clear response to the #MeToo movement.
The scene in question goes down at approximately 8:26.
It should also be noted that Toy Story 2 director John Lasseter was previously ousted from Disney after accusations of sexual misconduct surfaced. And while some might raise an eyebrow over Disney’s sense of revisionist history, given the company’s position as a purveyor of wholesome content, it’s no wonder they decided to do away with Pete’s predatory advances. What do you think of this development?
Paris Jackson’s "Suicide Attempt" Explained By Her Friends
Paris Jackson was reportedly just partying too hard with scissors in her hand.
Last week, it was reported that after new allegations were made against her father, Paris Jackson attempted to commit suicide. Fortunately, she is still with us but from the beginning, the actor had called out all the gossip websites reporting on her alleged suicide attempt, calling TMZ writers a bunch of “fucking liars.” It appears as though her hospitalization wasn’t ever for an attempt on her life because according to her close friends, Paris was just being a little too comfortable with a pair of scissors in her hand.
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As reported by Daily Mail, Jackson’s friends believe she’s been partying a little too hard lately but they’re not afraid that she’ll take her own life. An ambulance was called to her house after she accidentally cut herself with kitchen scissors according to the latest reports. When she was unable to stop the bleeding, paramedics brought her to the hospital and tried to keep her there for three days.
One of her friends recalled the incident, saying: “Paris was partying really hard that night – but that’s nothing unusual for her. It turned into a pretty crazy night and she had been acting a little out of control. But she says she accidentally cut her arm with kitchen scissors and it wasn’t a suicide attempt. At the hospital she continued acting wildly and the doctors wanted to keep her in for observation for at least three days.”
There you have it. Hopefully, Paris is well and her friends are taking care of her. Don’t play with scissors, kids.
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Jussie Smollett Fired From "Empire" Final Episodes
He went from being upset about his wage to having no wage.
Yesterday, the updates saved on pouring in relating to Jussie Smollett’s complicated case. At first, he was being handled because the sufferer of a hate crime. It was believed that he was focused due to his race and sexuality. However, it seems that he really set the complete factor up along with his two attackers, the Osundairo brothers, as a strategy to hopefully cement his position and wage on Empire. Well, issues have lastly come full circle and Jussie is not going to be completely satisfied in regards to the latest developments in his scenario.
According to Complex, the actor has formally been lower from the remaining episodes of Empire. Executives from the sequence have issued an announcement after Smollett met along with his co-stars and producers yesterday. Unfortunately for Jussie, his actions have led Lee Daniels & Co. to chop his character Jamal fully from the ultimate episodes of Season 5.
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“The occasions of the previous few weeks have been extremely emotional for all of us,” wrote the Empire executives. “Jussie has been an vital member of our EMPIRE household for the previous 5 years and we care about him deeply. While these allegations are very disturbing, we’re inserting our belief within the authorized system as the method performs out. We are additionally conscious of the consequences of this course of on the solid and crew members who work on our present and to keep away from additional disruption on set, now we have determined to take away the position of ‘Jamal’ from the ultimate two episodes of the season.”
Do you agree with the choice to chop him from the ultimate episodes?