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John Legend Achieves EGOT Status

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Miss Michigan Emily Sioma Brings Up the Flint Water Crisis at Miss America 2019

The revamped Miss America pageant encouraged its beauty queens to take a more socially and politically conscious stance Sunday night — and one contender’s platform in particular had social media buzzing.

When introducing herself at the beginning of the competition, Miss Michigan Emily Sioma brought attention to the Flint water crisis rather than rattling off her personal accomplishments.

“From a state with 84 percent of the U.S. fresh water, but none for its residents to drink, I’m Miss Michigan Emily Sioma,” she said.

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Lead poisoning from the city’s drinking water has plagued the residents of Flint, Michigan — with children and infants taking the brunt of the effects — for several years. The above-average levels of led in water began to appear in 2014 after the city began using the Flint River as its source of water.

Sioma, a women’s studies major at the University of Michigan, did not move on to the top 15. Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin eventually won the crown.

“It took a lot of perseverance to get here and I just want to thank my beautiful family,” she said.

In June, Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989 and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, announced that the organization was making major changes to the contest.

“We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition,” Carlson said on Good Morning America. “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge. And that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition.”

Miss America 2019 aired live on ABC.

Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin Crowned Miss America 2019

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Miss America has crowned its new winner!

At the end of Sunday evening’s live competition, Cara Mund of North Dakota ended her run as Miss America 2018 when she crowned Miss New York Nia Imani Franklin with the 2019 Miss America tiara.

“It took a lot of perseverance to get here and I just want to thank my beautiful family,” she said.

Co-hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba and Ross Mathews, the pageant featured 51 women competing for the coveted title. Laila Ali, Bobby Jones, Jessie James Decker, Randy Jackson, Soledad O’Brien, Alli Webb and Carnie Wilson served as judges.

This year, the competition made history when it eliminated the swimsuit portion, among other changes.

“Starting this year, candidates will no longer be judged on outward appearance. The choice of wardrobe is now open so everyone can express their own very individual style,” the Miss America website reads. “Throughout the competition, candidates will have opportunities to advocate for their social initiatives. And to demonstrate how they are uniquely qualified for the exciting, challenging 365-day job of Miss America.”

In June, Gretchen Carlson, Miss America 1989 and chair of the Board of Trustees of the Miss America Organization, announced that the organization was making major changes to the contest, including scrapping the swimsuit portion.

“We are no longer a pageant. We are a competition,” Carlson said on Good Morning America. “We will no longer judge our candidates on their outward physical appearance. That’s huge. And that means we will no longer have a swimsuit competition.”

She added that they are also “revamping” the evening gown portion, instead asking contestants to use their clothes to express their personal style.

Carlson, 51, said they want the more inclusive competition to inspire more women.

“We’ve heard from a lot of young women who say, ‘We’d love to be a part of your program but we don’t want to be out there in high heels and a swimsuit,’ so guess what, you don’t have to do that anymore,” she said. “Who doesn’t want to be empowered, learn leadership skills and pay for college and be able to show the world who you are as a person from the inside of your soul? That’s what we’re judging them on.”

Miss America 2019 aired live on ABC.

Scott Disick Apologizes to Kourtney Kardashian After Introducing Sofia Richie to Their Kids

Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick are trying to get on the same page.

On Sunday’s episode of Keeping Up with the Kardashiansthe exes got into a bitter argument after Disick, 35, introduced their kids to his girlfriend Sofia Richie, 20, without giving their mother a head’s up first.

When Kourtney, 39, found out, she started crying, revealing to sister Kim Kardashian West that she and Disick had been going to therapy together and had agreed to wait before bringing Richie around.

“You know, I think it’s just more of a principle thing — that they made this rule and they’ve been going to this co-parenting therapy together,” said Kim, 37. “I definitely want to be there to support Kourtney and Scott, but it’s just kind of their thing and I don’t get involved.”

“I kind of agree with Scott on this one,” she admitted. “But it’s Kourtney, she’s got to be difficult.”

Disick, meanwhile, sought advice from Kris Jenner and told her they had agreed to hold off on the introduction until after the holidays — so technically, his timing was legitimate.

“Last night when we got home, the kids were there, so of course they met my girlfriend,” he told Jenner, 62. “Kourtney goes, ‘You’re a f—ing joke. … You don’t care. We discussed with the therapist that we were going to wait.’ I said, ‘We discussed with the therapist that we were going to wait until after the new year and after the holiday!’ “

Jenner pointed out that the situation was slightly unfair considering Kourtney had already introduced her then-boyfriend Younes Bendjima to the kids.

“I don’t understand why she can introduce her boyfriend to the kids but you can’t introduce your girlfriend,” she said. “She’s my daughter and I don’t want to go against her, but I see your point, too. So I would just ask, ‘Why isn’t it mutual?’ ”

“You know her. She never has any reason,” said Disick. “She does whatever the f— she wants.”

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But Kourtney wasn’t backing down.

“The thought of my kids being introduced to another woman and having somebody in their lives, I think it’s hard for me and hard for them,” she said. “There’s a lot going on for them and I know that it can be confusing. It makes me upset, especially because we sat in front of a therapist, we said what we thought was best for the kids. We felt like a lot of changes have been made lately and that this wasn’t the best time.”

When they sat down to talk after their first therapy session post-Richie drama, both parties remained frustrated, with Kourtney telling Disick to “be appreciative of what you have.”

“And you don’t think I am extremely appreciative?” he said.

“Not when you just do whatever you want,” she responded.

“What’s whatever I want? Live my life the exact same way you’re living it?” he fired back.

“It’s called giving someone a heads up and having a respectful conversation — giving someone the respect,” she said. “I make sacrifices all the time and you’re not following through with the things you say you’re going to do. Then you just go and do whatever you want, and I’m not okay with it.”

“Do you think you’re difficult, or no? Do you think you’re overly controlling?” he asked. “Do you think there’s any chance you could ever be in denial about anything? … I think you expect a lot from a lot of people. But not always can your expectations always be met, even though people are trying their hardest to please you.”

“I will bet you one billion dollars there’s not a human being that you know that won’t go with what exactly I just said,” he continued. “Your own family, anybody — there’s not one person. So you’re in denial. You want to tell your therapist this, be my guest.”

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Warning him not to “turn this around on me,” Kourtney maintained that they need to respect the parameters they set in place.

“We have rules,” she said. “Kids need rules. It’s not hard, it’s not complicated.”

“It’s not, you’re right,” he said. “But you’re out of your mind if you think I’m wrong.”

Later, she acknowledged that her longtime ex knows just how to push her buttons.

“Scott knows that it gets to me when he calls me controlling because he knows that’s how I had to be in our relationship,” she said. “But me being controlling or not being controlling, it has nothing to do with what’s going on here. He just tries to get everyone on his side and play the victim.”

Once again, Disick sat down with the family matriarch for some guidance.

“Months ago, when her boyfriend met the kids, she never told me upfront,” he revealed. “It was unexpected, it was an accident, and instead of getting angry, I knew it was part of life. Then the kids met without her knowing and this and that, and then she fires off these missiles at me. I was like, ‘Listen, I’m trying to do the best I can.’ ”

“I think she is trying to cope,” said Jenner. “When Kourtney gets upset, she often responds the same way I do, which isn’t pretty. I think when it comes to one’s kids and you’re the mom and they live primarily with her, you have a great deal of control. I remember when my kids used to go their dad’s — it’s the hardest thing in the world to surrender.”

“Being a mom is the biggest job of your life,” she continued. “It’s the hardest thing you’ll ever do and it’s the most important thing you’ll ever do. So her response and her reaction, although it was not what you would have loved, you just have to remember that it’s hard on everybody.”

“It takes a minute,” she added. “It took me five years after I got divorced to get to a place where everybody was really settled and cool.”

“I think it’s like you said — it’s just a transition and it takes some time,” Disick acknowledged. “I feel like there are going to be little bumps in the road, but we’re getting there.”

Later, the father of three admitted he could have handled the situation better.

“After talking to Kris, I realized that she’s been there and she gets it more than anybody. My biggest mistake was not being as clear as possible,” he said. “I should have told Kourtney exactly what was happening, and I do realize this is something that can be hard for somebody. But by no means was I looking to make this any harder.”

“I truly do not want Kourtney to hurt about anything,” he added.

After giving it some thought, he circled back to Kourtney and apologized, smoothing things over considerably.

“I did see his side a little bit,” admitted Kourtney. “Because I said, ‘I feel like you’re doing things selfishly.’ And he said, ‘I’m doing things for myself, but also because it makes me happy and I’m putting that onto the kids. I don’t want to lie to them and I don’t want them to think that I’m not being truthful about certain things.’ ”

“I’m not trying to control the situation — that’s just me being an involved mother,” she added. “Ultimately, we’re going to have disagreements, but I think we do a really amazing job of getting along and working together and trying to do our best to really just put the kids first.”

Keeping Up with the Kardashians airs Sundays (9 p.m. ET) on E!

Penn Badgley Reveals He’s “Literally Been Molested” Due to Gossip Girl Fame

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Les Moonves Resigns as CEO of CBS Amid Sexual Harassment Allegations

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Leslie Moonves Is Out at CBS After New Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Leslie “Les” Moonves is no longer the chairman and CEO of CBS following allegations of sexual misconduct, the network announced on Sunday.

CBS and Moonves, 68 — who has been married to The Talk and Big Brother host Julie Chen, 48, since 2004 — “will donate $20 million to one or more organizations that support the #MeToo movement and equality for women in the workplace,” CBS said, adding that the donation will be made immediately.

“Moonves will not receive any severance benefits at this time (other than certain fully accrued and vested compensation and benefits),” the network said, explaining that any future payments are contingent upon investigations into the allegations against Moonves and the board’s approval.

Moonves will be temporarily replaced by chief operating officer Joseph Ianniello, the network said.

In a Ronan Farrow piece published hours earlier by The New Yorker, six additional women came forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, including forced oral sex, exposing himself without consent, and the use of physical violence and intimidation to keep them quiet. The women said the incidents took place between the 1980s and early 2000s, Farrow reported.

“The appalling accusations in this article are untrue. What is true is that I had consensual relations with three of the women some 25 years ago before I came to CBS,” Moonves said in a statement to The New Yorker, reportedly declining to indicate which of the encounters he believed were consensual. “And I have never used my position to hinder the advancement or careers of women. In my 40 years of work, I have never before heard of such disturbing accusations. I can only surmise they are surfacing now for the first time, decades later, as part of a concerted effort by others to destroy my name, my reputation, and my career. Anyone who knows me knows that the person described in this article is not me.”

In Farrow’s first piece on Moonves, published July 27, six women — including actress Illeana Douglas and writer Janet Jones — who professionally dealt with Moonves between the 1980s and late aughts accused him of sexual misconduct.

“Six women who had professional dealings with him told me that … Moonves sexually harassed them. Four described forcible touching or kissing during business meetings, in what they said appeared to be a practiced routine. Two told me that Moonves physically intimidated them or threatened to derail their careers,” Farrow writes in his piece. “All said that he became cold or hostile after they rejected his advances, and that they believed their careers suffered as a result.”

In a statement to The New Yorker in July, Moonves admitted to acting inappropriately in the past.

“Throughout my time at CBS, we have promoted a culture of respect and opportunity for all employees, and have consistently found success elevating women to top executive positions across our company. I recognize that there were times decades ago when I may have made some women uncomfortable by making advances,” he said.

“Those were mistakes, and I regret them immensely. But I always understood and respected — and abided by the principle — that ‘no’ means ‘no,’ and I have never misused my position to harm or hinder anyone’s career. This is a time when we all are appropriately focused on how we help improve our society, and we at CBS are committed to being part of the solution,” he continued.

Following the new allegations on Sunday, Time’s Up said in a statement, “Six more women have made bone-chilling allegations of abuse, harassment and retaliation against Les Moonves. We believe them. These new allegations are in addition to the previous six women who have already bravely spoken out and detailed horrific behavior from Moonves. Nineteen current and former CBS employees have also alleged that former CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager condoned sexual harassment in his division.”  

The statement continued: “These allegations speak to a culture of toxic complicity at CBS, where the safety of women was continuously ignored to protect the careers of powerful men and the corporation. The CBS Board of Directors has an obligation to move swiftly and decisively to create a safe work environment for all and rid the company of this toxic culture.” 

Time’s Up added, “CBS, as you sit in a room debating next steps to rectify the damage done, remember that the world is watching. We will accept nothing less than full transparency of the investigation’s findings, a commitment to real change across all levels of CBS management and no reward for Les Moonves.”

Moonves’ wife Chen defended her husband on Twitter following the first round of allegations in July.

“I have known my husband, Leslie Moonves, since the late ’90s, and I have been married to him for almost 14 years. Leslie is a good man and a loving father, devoted husband and inspiring corporate leader,” she tweeted.

Earlier the CBS board issued a statement to CNBC, writing, “All allegations of personal misconduct are to be taken seriously.”

“The Independent Directors of CBS have committed to investigating claims that violate the Company’s clear policies in that regard. Upon the conclusion of that investigation, which involves recently reported allegations that go back several decades, the Board will promptly review the findings and take appropriate action,” the statement reads.

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Barack Obama Says He Was ‘Booted’ from Disneyland for ‘Smoking on the Gondolas’ in College

Disneyland might not be the happiest place on earth for former President Barack Obama.

Obama, 57, campaigned in Anaheim, California, on Saturday for seven Democratic congressional candidates.

During the rally, he shared a funny story about his past with the nearby theme park: the future commander in chief was kicked out of Disneyland for smoking on a ride in college.

“I went to Disneyland twice when I was younger. The first time was when I was 11 years old. Now there is no better time to go to Disneyland than when you’re 11 years old. I lived in Hawaii, so this was my first big trip to the mainland,” Obama said.

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Noting that he traveled with his grandmother, mother and sister, Obama said, “It was an amazing trip … but Disneyland was the highlight. I went and did all the Bare Necessity thing and the Small World, the Matterhorn. It was the bomb.”

Obama was a student at Occidental College when he returned to the area to attend a Kool & the Gang concert. “After the concert … you could still hang out in the park, so we went into the gondolas. I’m ashamed to say this, so close your ears, young people. But a few of us were smoking on the gondolas.”

As the crowd started to cheer, Obama added playfully, “These were cigarettes, people. Terrible thing. They do. They kill you. I stopped.”

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Two Disneyland police officers approached Obama and his pals and escorted them out of Disneyland. “I was booted from the Magic Kingdom,” Obama quipped. “At the end, they said, ‘You’re going to have to leave, sir, for breaking the rules of the Magic Kingdom, but you are welcome to come back any time.'”

Obama’s smoking days are behind him — all thanks to his wife Michelle Obama.

In 2017, former Republican House Speaker John Boehner said he had never seen Obama smoke during his White House years. He told Politico Magazine, “Oh no. No no no. He’s scared to death of his wife. Scared. To. Death.”

In 2013, a CNN microphone caught Obama telling a United Nations official that he had not smoked a cigarette in about six years. “That’s because I’m scared of my wife,” he said.

Obama is back on the campaign trail before the midterm elections. On Friday, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Obama called President Donald Trump “a symptom, not the cause” of the current political climate.

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“He is just capitalizing on resentment that politicians have fanning for years,” Obama said. A fear, an anger that is rooted in our past but is also borne in our enormous upheavals that have taken place in your brief lifetimes.”

He took another dig at the current administration, saying, “How hard can that be, saying that Nazis are bad?”

“It shouldn’t be Democratic or Republican to say that we don’t target groups of people because of what they look like or how they pray,” Obama continued. “We are supposed to stand up to discrimination, and we are sure as heck to stand up clearly and unequivocally to Nazi sympathizers.”

Model Sahara Ray Sizzling Hot Curvy Bikini In Tulum

Sahara Ray looks something like a fine Mexican beach flower in Tulum. I’m not even sure if flowers grow on the beach, but if they do, I bet they look just as beautiful as Sahara. I’ve always wanted to go to a place where everybody knows my name. Mostly because it’s the only thing they can say since they only speak Español in Mexico. I’d be A-OK with just having conversation with my beach flower. Burritos by the bungalow. Tacos for two next to a palm tree. Cemitas by the sea. Sitting next to Sahara while sipping the refreshing insides of a coconut on any foreign shore would be paradise for me.

I hope she’s into making smores on the beach. Because building bonfires is my specialty, and they’re also the perfect excuse for bonding. I think ever since humans discovered fire we gathered around it just to shoot the poop. I feel like I can talk to her about nothing in particular for an eternity. She wouldn’t even need to pay attention. Just as long as she’s in a bikini and occasionally nodding her head from time to time, I’d be fine.

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Ariana Grande: Heartbroken, Leaning on Pete Davidson After Mac Miller’s Death

Just a couple of days ago, we heard the tragic news that rapper Mac Miller had passed away with all signs pointing to an overdose as the cause of death.

It's obviously been extremely hard on the people close to him -- he'd been dealing with addiction for a long time, and he was only 26 years old.

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And despite the fact that they broke up back in May, Ariana Grande was still one of those people.

When the couple split, Ariana wrote a statement on Instagram calling Mac "one of my best friends in the whole world and favorite people on the planet."

"I respect and adore him endlessly and am grateful to have him in my life in any form, at all times regardless of how our relationship changes or what the universe holds for each of us," she continued.

She explained that she still loved him, but "unconditional love ... is wanting the best for that person even if at the moment, it's not you."

Ariana Grande & Mac Miller In New York

She finished by telling him "I can't wait to know and support you forever and I'm so proud of you!"

It was a very sweet thing for Ariana to do, and Mac was, in turn, publicly supportive of her quick engagement to Pete Davidson shortly after their breakup.

As of now, she hasn't made a statement about his passing, but she did share a photo of him, presumably from their time together.

And according to a new report from Us Weekly, she's "absolutely heartbroken" about what happened.

Mac Miller Tribute

"Her entire family is in shock too," a source claims. "They all grew close to Mac during his relationship with Ari."

"He was a huge part of her life, and they always shared such a special bond. She wanted nothing but positivity in Mac's life after they broke up."

But even though Ariana was obviously a sweetheart about the breakup, and even though they were obviously on good terms, a lot of people can't help but be awful.

Several people have had the nerve to blame her for Mac's death, because that makes sense, right?

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"Look I ain't even even gon sugar coat it," one of those people tweeted. "This is @ArianaGrande fault."

"Mac Miller was really killed by a heartbreak," another person speculated. "Ariana and Pete really took him there don't @ me. Love powerful. Ariana really a dangerous woman holy f-ck."

Some liked to put the blame on Ariana without directly putting the blame on her, like the person who wrote "I'm not saying that Ariana killed Mac, but the break up may have had a role in the death."

"Ariana Grande is in NO way to blame for Mac Miller's death but when someone leaves you and is immediately with a new person ... ya that sh-t hurts," another one of those tweets read.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson at the VMAs

And then there were the people who just got right to the point -- one of those tweeted "It's definitely Ariana Grande's fault. F-ck that bitch."

The hate continued on Instagram, and it go so bad that Ariana had to disable comments on her account altogether because of the plentiful "it's your fault" comments.

Can you even imagine how rough that must have been?

But on the bright side, a source who spoke with Hollywood Life says that Pete is doing his best to be there for her during this insanely difficult time.

Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Affection

"Pete is amazing, he's so solid, and he's like, totally Ariana's rock, her shoulder to cry on, support system, voice of reason, best friend, everything," the insider claims.

"Pete knows grief, he's been through unmentionable horror and loss himself, and it doesn't frighten him -- he's a real stand-up guy."

The source adds that "For all his goofy, comedian persona, he's actually a super deep and sweet guy, he's really empathetic, and he loves Ariana with every piece of his heart, all he wants to do is protect her as much as humanly possible."

As for all the unwarranted blame she's getting on social media, the source says that "It's bad enough that Ariana is suffering the trauma of losing somebody she cared deeply about, but then to be blamed for his death is just despicable."

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"Pete is doing all he can to shield her from any poison and negativity."

The source also points out that "Mac had a lot of demons that he was battling and he struggled with addiction issues throughout his whole life pretty much so to try and lay the blame at Ariana's feet is truly appalling."

"She's just heartbroken."

Hopefully it's true that Pete is doing all he can to take care of Ariana right now -- again, we can't imagine what she must be feeling.

And for all the people that feel the need to place any sort of blame on her for Mac Miller's death ... no.

Just no.

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Nike Sales Increase 31 Percent After Controversial Colin Kaepernick Ad Campaign Debuts

Nike’s sales have gone up amid a backlash over the 30th-anniversary “Just Do It” campaign starring Colin Kaepernick, the football player who started the #TakeAKnee movement in 2016.

The brand’s sales increased 31 percent from Sunday through Tuesday over Labor Day, according to Edison Trends. During Labor Day 2017, sales increased 17 percent, the company reported.

Kaepernick’s ad — which says “Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything” — was released on Sept. 3, and his commercial dropped two days later.

“People say your dreams are crazy, if they laugh at what you think you can do, good,” Kaepernick, 30, says in the video. “Stay that way. Because what non-believers fail to understand is that calling a dream crazy is not an insult, it’s a compliment.”

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The commercial, which showcases inspirational sports figures like Serena Williams and LeBron James, aired during Thursday’s NFL season opener.

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As the campaign made waves, some Nike patrons announced on social media that they were boycotting the brand.

“Our Soundman just cut the Nike swoosh off his socks,” tweeted Big and Rich country star John Rich. “Former marine. Get ready @Nike multiply that by the millions.”

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President Donald Trump tweeted on Friday, “What was Nike thinking?”

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Trump told The Daily Caller, “I think it’s a terrible message. Nike is a tenant of mine. They pay a lot of rent.”

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He added, “In another way, it is what this country is all about, that you have certain freedoms to do things that other people think you shouldn’t do, but I personally am on a different side of it.”

“But I think it’s a terrible message that they’re sending and the purpose of them doing it, maybe there’s a reason for them doing it,” Trump said. “But I think as far as sending a message, I think it’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent. There’s no reason for it.”

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Kaepernick made headlines in August 2016 by declining to stand for the anthem when it was played before games. Instead of standing, he kneeled to protest racial injustice and police brutality. Months later, he opted out of his contract with the San Francisco Niners in March 2017 and has not been able to find a new team since. He is now suing the NFL claiming teams colluded to keep him out of the league.

In 2016, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback explained his protest by saying, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Kaepernick, who had not appeared in a Nike ad in over two years, has been a Nike athlete since 2011. Nike is the NFL’s official uniform sponsor.

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Jamie Lee Curtis on How the New Halloween Relates to the #MeToo Era

The new Halloween picks up 40 years after the John Carpenter original, and in some ways, things haven’t changed: Michael Meyers is still terrorizing teenagers on Halloween night, and he’s still creeping around in that mask.

But one thing isn’t the same is Laurie Strode. In David Gordon Green’s new filmJamie Lee Curtis’ original scream queen has become a mother and a grandmother — and when Michael breaks out of prison and returns to Haddonfield, she’s waiting for him. It’s a story about chills and thrills and an insane mass murderer, sure, but it’s also a story about a woman taking back control of her own life.

“Ultimately as we are learning in so many areas, women are trying to take back the narrative in their own lives from men who have abused them, in myriad ways,” Curtis said Saturday and PEOPLE and EW’s TIFF studio. “And this is just one example of it.”

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Four decades later, Laurie has a daughter Karen (Judy Greer) and a granddaughter Allyson (Andi Matichak), and although neither was alive the first time Michael went on a killing spree, the repercussions of that night still affect them.

“I don’t know if 40 years ago I would have ever thought that Laurie Strode would have a daughter, let alone a granddaughter,” Curtis said. “I just don’t think I ever took it that far. Trauma is a generational disease because it affects everybody in the family. So that’s what I think is so exciting about . They’ve explored that through the relationships between mother, daughter, granddaughter.”

Halloween will hit theaters Oct. 19. Watch the full interview with Curtis above.

This article was originally published on EW.

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Mac Miller Tribute: See What the Rapper’s Mom Just Shared

Mac Miller's mother has shared a beautiful tribute to her late son.

Days after the rapper was shockingly found dead at the age of 26, due to a suspected drug overdose, Karen Meyers has shared a very simple, albeit very telling and special, picture of her child.

You can see it here:

Mac Miller, Mom

In the picture uploaded to Instagram, Meyers and her son (whose real name was Malcolm McCormick) are smiling together at a Pittsburgh Pirates baseball game.

It's unclear when the snapshot was taken.

But it's evident why this one was used by Karen to pay tribute to the late rapper.

As you can see, Miller is leaning his head against his mom's and making a funny face; she captioned the photo with a broken heart emoji.

And she did so not long after Ariana Grande posted a similar tribute to her long-time boyfriend, a couple months after the stars split and about 48 hours after Miller was found dead.

This is the photo Grande shared on social media:

Mac Miller Tribute

She did not pen a caption with it.

Miller battled substance abuse issues for years prior to his passing.

He was frequently open his addiction, just as Grande was open about the fact that Miller's problems played a significant role in a relationship that eventually became too "toxic" for her to remain a part of.

In the wake of Miller's overdose, a handful of terrible Internet users dared to blame Grande for Miller's fatal actions.

They also wondered why Ariana did not immediately wrote anything online in response to the tragedy.

As if it's any of their business and as if we should ever judge anyone about how they mourn a loved one.

Mac Miller Snapshot

On Friday evening, Miller's family released a statement about the 26-year old's death.

It reads:

"Malcolm McCormick, known and adored by fans as Mac Miller, has tragically passed away at the age of 26. He was a bright light in this world for his family, friends and fans. Thank you for your prayers.

"Please respect our privacy. There are no further details as to the cause of his death at this time."

An endless array of musicians have since shared their own thoughts about Miller's passing, but we're going to note John Mayer's message below.

Mac Miller on Stage

The artist only just posted it to Instagram late Saturday night and it stands out for its lengthy and personal nature.

This is what Mayer wrote about Miller:

This was going to be Mac Miller’s year. He made a quantum leap in his music. That’s incredibly hard to do, to evolve and get better and more focused while your career is already underway. You don’t get there without a lot of work, and Mac had put the work in.

I didn’t expect to play on his album the day he played some songs for me at his house, but when I heard “Small Worlds,” I gave it a short, chirpy little “yup,” which is the highest praise I can give a track. It means we don’t need to say another word, it’s going down.

I grabbed the nearest guitar in the room and within a couple of hours we had finished a tune that made me so incredibly happy to have a part in, not to mention we established a nice little friendship.

He was so funny I just kind of stopped typing “LOL” back in our texts.

Mac was, to me, on permanent LOL status. I gave him whatever guidance I thought I had the right to, having been through the press ringer in the past and wanting him to understand that none of that noise could ever really take a bite out of the music he was about to put out.

Mac Miller Selfie

The last time I saw him, he was playing Hotel Cafe’ in Los Angeles for a crowd of 100 people.

He was nervous, and honest about it with the audience. I thought that was so endearing, especially seeing as he would go on to play one of the best sets I’d seen in a very long time. His band was unreal.

You gotta know that if you weren’t familiar with Mac Miller, you were about to be, whether you would have seen him at a festival, or a friend was going to catch a show and tell everyone they knew about it (like I did.)

Mac put in the work. He made his best album and formed the band that was weeks away from becoming a breakout live sensation. Believe me when I say that.

I send my love and support to everyone who knew him better, because what relative little I did, I just adored.

May Mac Miller rest in peace.

Serena Williams Comforts Tearful Naomi Osaka in Viral U.S. Open Moment: ‘Let’s Not Boo Anymore’

Serena Williams proved herself a class act following her tough loss to Naomi Osaka.

During the U.S. Open Women’s Final on Saturday, Osaka, 20, beat the tennis legend, 36, after Williams received three code violations. In the emotional trophy ceremony, as a roar of boos erupted from the crowd, Osaka tilted her cap down and began to cry. Williams, standing next to her, sensed the emotion, moved closer to Osaka, and wrapped her arm around her in a comforting gesture after a tough defeat.

As Osaka wiped the tears from her face, Williams smiled and said something to her, making Osaka crack a smile and fans cheer at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center.

Williams later spoke up for her competitor. “I don’t want to be rude, but I don’t want to interrupt,” she said. “I don’t want to do questions. I just want to tell you guys, she played well. And this is her first Grand Slam.”

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Williams continued, “I know you guys were here rooting, and I was rooting too. But let’s make this the best moment we can, and we’ll get through it. Let’s give everyone the credit where credit’s due. Let’s not boo anymore. We’re gonna get through this, and let’s be positive. So congratulations, Naomi! No more booing.”

Osaka offered her own message to the crowd: “I know that everyone was cheering for her. I’m sorry it had to end like this. I just want to say thank you for watching the match.”

Osaka added, “It was always my dream to play Serena in the U.S Open finals. So I’m really glad that I was able to do that, and I’m really grateful I was able to play with you.”

During the game, Williams was given a violation from chair umpire Carlos Ramos for illegal coaching from her player box during the first set. She told Ramos, “I don’t cheat to win. I’d rather lose.”

After receiving the game penalty for court violation, Williams told Ramos, “You will never, ever, ever be on another court of mine as long as you live. You are the liar. When are you going to give me my apology? You owe me an apology. Say it. Say you’re sorry. … And you stole a point from me. You’re a thief, too!”

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Once the match ended, Williams would not shake the umpire’s hand and continued demanding an apology. She said in a press conference, “I’m here fighting for women’s rights and for women’s equality and for all kinds of stuff. And for me to say ‘thief’ and for him to take a game, it made me feel like it was a sexist remark. He’s never took a game from a man because they said ‘thief.'”

In a statement obtained by PEOPLE, Katrina Adams, USTA chairman of the board and president, said, “What Serena did on the podium today showed a great deal of class and sportsmanship. This was Naomi’s moment, and Serena wanted her to be able to enjoy it. That was a class move from a true champion.”

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The statement continued, “What Serena has accomplished this year in playing her way back on to the tour is truly amazing. She continues to inspire, because she continues to strive to be the best. She owns virtually every page of the record book, but she’s never been one to rest on her laurels. She’s always working to improve; always eager to embrace new challenges; and to set new standards. She is an inspiration to me, personally, and a credit to our sport, win or lose.”

The statement concluded, “I know that she was frustrated about the way the match played out, but the way she stepped up after the final and gave full credit to Naomi for a match well-played speaks volumes about who she is.”

In another statement, the U.S. Open sought to explain what went down on the court Saturday. “On the fifth point in the second game of the second set between Naomi Osaka and Serena Williams, the chair umpire witnessed coaching taking place from Williams’ coach. Even though her coach has admitted to coaching, Williams has made it clear that she did not receive any coaching. Nevertheless, in accordance with the rules, Williams was assessed a Code Violation, resulting in a warning.”

“At the completion of the fifth game of the second set, Williams was assessed a second code violation for racquet abuse, which required a point penalty,” the U.S. Open’s statement added. “At the changeover, at 4-3, Williams was assessed a third code violation for verbal abuse in the judgment of the umpire, which then required a game penalty. The chair umpire’s decision was final and not reviewable by the Tournament Referee or the Grand Slam Supervisor who were called to the court at that time.”

Model Draya Michelle Flaunts Her Amazing Body In Must-See Swimsuit Candids

From the right angle, the style of Draya Michele’s swimsuit makes it look like she is 69-ing a black starfish. Now, I do not know if black starfish exist—I’m not a marine biologist—but out of all the aquatic animals, I think starfish are your best bet at a successful encounter.

Your gut instinct may be to go with the octopus or squid because of their long tensile limbs, but you would be wrong. Neither octopi nor squids have lips. They cannot get any suction, and we all know that suction is key. No one wants a beak nipping around down by their valuables. The stakes are too high.

A starfish though, they have so many suckers on them that any lady would consider herself lucky to meet one of that size. They probably would not even expect you to return the favor. They seem like very selfless lovers.

My lawyer is telling me that I need to make a disclaimer. Neither I nor anyone else at Egotastic endorses having sexual relations with aquatic animals. Even if it is not against the law where you live, it is still a great risk to your health. Just use a Jacuzzi like everybody else.

 

Photo Credit: MEGA 

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