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Coco and Ice-T…And little one makes Three!….

I has been pointed out that we haven’t had a Coco post in quite a while….

Well she’s a mommy now….

And she’s still a body model…..

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Snoop Dogg hugging up on Martha Stewart?

In case you didn’t know, lifestyle entrepreneur Martha Stewart and rapper Snoop Doggco-host a food show. And there’s one thing the duo wants viewers to know: They have chemistry in the kitchen.

To promote the show’s second season, the Emmy-nominated hosts recreated the iconic and oh-so-sensual scene from the film “Ghost.”….

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The Hyped fight of the Decade has the Boxer Mayweather winning….

The winner in the REAL?

Money….

LOTS of Money…..

Floyd Mayweather also moves to 50 – 0 in the boxing ring….

It was closer than many thought it would be…But the result was no surprise….

Floyd Mayweather Jr. lands a hit against Conor McGregor during the 10th round at T-Mobile Arena. The fight was later stopped in that round and Mayweather was declared the victor by TKO.

In the end, the equation we all knew coming in turned out to be true: The best boxer in the world beat one of the best mixed martial artists in a boxing match.

How we got there, however, was completely surprising.

In his return from a two-year retirement, Floyd Mayweather improved to 50-0 with a 10th-round TKO over an incredibly game Conor McGregor in their pay-per-view superfight at T-Mobile Arena. But the storyline was just as much about McGregor, the UFC lightweight champion, in defeat than it was about the 40-year-old Mayweather in victory.

McGregor, 29, who was making his debut as a boxer, never fought recklessly or overly aggressively, in contrast to his prediction of a first-round knockout. What he did was present Mayweather with a poised and credible challenge, teasing a bright future in the boxing game should he consider it.

“He’s a lot better than I thought he was,” Mayweather said. “He used different angles. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight.

“We talked about how he’s a tough competitor, and I think we gave the fans what they wanted to see. I chose a hell of a dance partner to dance with. Conor McGregor, you are a hell of a champion.”

Mayweather, who officially announced his retirement after the fight, was true to his prediction throughout the fight’s build when he promised it wouldn’t go the distance. He also stuck to his guns about standing in front of McGregor looking for a finish.

After a slow start in which Mayweather gave away the first three rounds in order to pick up McGregor’s rhythms, the former pound-for-pound king began his attack…..

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Hillary Clinton see’s the ‘Wonder Woman’ Movie….

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Hillary and Bill Clinton attended a special screening of Wonder Woman at a Brooklyn movie theater Saturday.

The couple viewed the movie at Alamo Drafthouse in New York, the same theater chain that drew backlash for offering female-only screenings of the film when it first opened.

The Brooklyn theater tweeted out an image of the Clintons on Sunday morning.

“Honored to have hosted [Hillary Clinton] & [Bill Clinton] last night for a special screening of WONDER WOMAN!” the theater tweeted…

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NBC looks to bring back‘The West Wing,’ ‘ER,’ ‘The Office’ And ‘30 Rock’….

…from the Huffington Post….

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…..NBC Entertainment chairman Bob Greenblatt told Deadline that he’s casually spoken to the creators of “The West Wing,” “The Office,” “ER” and “30 Rock” about bringing their respective series back to the air. “The Office” and “30 Rock” ended a mere four years ago, while “The West Wing” concluded in 2006 and “ER” in 2009.

Of the shows on Greenblatt’s wish list, it seems most likely that “The Office” will reemerge. He said NBC’s executives “often” discuss the show with creator Greg Daniels, weighing the option of introducing a new cast. “I’ve talked to Greg four times over the past few years,” Greenblatt said. “It’s always, ‘Maybe some day but not now.’”

The other three are more questionable, but Greenblatt said he’s talked to Tina Fey about “30 Rock” (“I don’t know, maybe,” Fey said), Aaron Sorkin about “The West Wing” (“You know I love that show and some day I’d love to revisit it, but it’s not going to happen right now,” Sorkin said), and John Wells about “ER” (“There is nothing concrete,” Greenblatt said).

The reactions from Daniels, Fey, Sorkin and Wells sound wishy-washy, but that’s how every revival starts. “Will & Grace” required “months of complex and difficult negotiations” to get everyone on board, according to Deadline. Lauren Graham first talked about a “Gilmore Girls” update in 2010, saying it would possibly be a movie. (It became a four-episode series on Netflix last year.)

Of course, some of these NBC shows are easier to resurrect than others. “ER” can pick up with more medical chaos at County General Hospital, and “The Office” can return to Dunder Mifflin, where Dwight Schrute had become regional manager. But “30 Rock” and “The West Wing” are trickier. The former had a satisfying ending, sending its characters in different directions in the wake of “TGS” getting canceled. And “The West Wing” concluded with President Barlet ― whose staff was the heart of the show ― leaving office. Bringing it back would presumably require a new White House crew, and what is “The West Wing” without C.J. Cregg and Josh Lyman? (Then again, “Will & Grace” is pretending its series finale never happened, so who’s to say what’s possible?)….

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What is up with Kyrie Irving?

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The Cleveland Cavaliers basket ball player wants out from the NBA winning team that stars Lebron James?

Please understand….

Lebron James IS the franchise….

Every player in the NBA would do just about anything to play alongside LeBron James and experience the accompanying trips deep into the playoffs.

Every player, that is, except for Kyrie Irving.

News broke Friday — first reported by ESPN.com and later confirmed by The Washington Post and others — that Irving has demanded a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers, and, in doing so, is willing to step away from that coveted role of playing next to LeBron.

So what gives? First, it should be noted that this isn’t exactly a surprise. There has been tension among the Cavaliers since James returned to Cleveland — a move that came less than two weeks after Irving committed to a five-year max contract extension on the opening night of free agency in 2014. When Irving signed that deal, both he and the Cavaliers envisioned him being the face of the franchise.

Then James decided he wanted to go back to Northeast Ohio, and the plans to feature  Irving understandably were set aside. It has worked out beautifully — Irving has thrived playing next to James, winning a championship, becoming a shoe-selling star and being the face of the upcoming version of NBA 2K.

But what’s clear now is that Irving’s desire to be the face of a franchise has never gone away, and after three years biding his time, he doesn’t want to wait any longer……

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Sailing: Day One of the America’s Cup Qualifiers postponed due to too strong winds

Evening all!
Day 1 of the America’s Cup Qualifiers has been postponed due to too much wind according to Event Organizers….
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The America’s Cup Event Authority (ACEA), and America’s Cup Race Management (ACRM), have announced that the strong winds in Bermuda has meant that day one of the Louis Vuitton America’s Cup Qualifiers and the Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup has had to be postponed.
Forecasts indicate that winds may gust over 30 knots during the afternoon and evening, so with the safety of the sailors and spectators as the key priority, ACEA and ACRM have decided to postpone Friday’s events. Saturday 27th May and the days following are all forecast to have significantly improved weather conditions, so the four races scheduled to take place on Friday 26th May will now be added to the race schedules for the subsequent days.
The Official Opening Ceremony of the 35th America’s Cup will now take place on Saturday 27th May, starting at 8.30pm, following the three time Grammy award winning entertainer Wyclef Jean’s performance on the Main Stage in the America’s Cup Village at 5.15pm. The America’s Cup Village will close at 9.30pm. Gates open at 11.30am on Saturday, with racing due to take place between 2pm and 5pm.
Sir Russell Coutts, CEO of the ACEA, said, “We are obviously disappointed that the strong winds mean we have had to postpone day one of the 35th America’s Cup. This is clearly a decision we have not taken lightly and appreciate the inconvenience caused to the sellout crowd. Our primary concern however, is always safety for everyone involved in the America’s Cup. We are adding an hour to the race window on both Saturday and Sunday to run extra races with the aim of getting back on schedule. There are still tickets available at the weekend, although not in all categories, so we are hoping Friday’s ticket holders will still get the chance to enjoy what should be an incredible opening weekend.”
So, we will try again tomorrow at 1pm ET / 2pm Local Time. However instead of 4 Races we will have 6 Races.
Match-Ups
Race 1: Oracle Team USA v Groupama Team France
Race 2: Artemis Racing v SoftBank Team Japan
Race 3: Groupama Team France v Emirates Team New Zealand
Race 4: Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing v Artemis Racing
Race 5: Emirates Team New Zealand v Oracle Team USA
Race 6: Land Rover Ben Ainslie Racing v SoftBank Team Japan
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The 2017 White House Correspondent’s Dinner w/o the President…

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….from the NY Times…

….No one knew quite what to expect at this year’s edition of the White House Correspondents’ Association dinner, the chummy Washington ritual that became a flash point over press freedom in a year when the White House and its correspondents are anything but friendly. The president skipped the event. Celebrities stayed away. Comedians turned down the gig.

But even as Mr. Trump heckled the proceedings in real time — joking at a Pennsylvania rally about reporters’ “consoling each other in a Washington ballroom” — attendees said the often-frivolous dinner felt oddly profound. Part pep rally, part therapy session, the event became a moment of catharsis for a political press corps that has faced months of unrelenting strain.

 Loud cheers and a palpable sense of defiance broke out when the president of the Correspondents’ Association, Jeff Mason of Reuters, declared with sermonlike ferocity, “We are not fake news. We are not failing news organizations. And we are not the enemy of the American people.” It was the longest ovation of the night.

Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward, seated on the dais, reminded the room of journalism’s power, and Mr. Woodward articulated the subtext of the evening when he addressed Mr. Trump directly, saying, “Mr. President, the media is not fake news.”

Even Mr. Minhaj — who opened with a blistering takedown of Mr. Trump, noting that the president was “in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke” — finished with an earnest ode to free speech. “Only in America can a first-generation immigrant Muslim kid get on this stage and make fun of the president,” he said.

The event “was a line-in-the-sand night, to an extent I didn’t expect,” E.J. Dionne, a longtime Washington chronicler, said in the ballroom afterward. He added that “having Woodward and Bernstein sends another message” — that journalists can, under the right circumstances, topple a presidency.

Promoting the First Amendment was, in the end, the safest possible angle for the Correspondents’ Association, which liaises with the White House on behalf of its members and was wary of blasting the president in absentia….

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…from the LA Times…

“We’ve got to address the elephant that’s not in the room,” said Minhaj near the jittery beginning of his monologue. “The leader of our country is not here. And that’s because he lives in Moscow, it’s a very long flight. As for the other guy, I think he’s in Pennsylvania because he can’t take a joke.”

C-SPAN broadcast the dinner in its entirety, as they did a march in Washington earlier Saturday where an estimated 200,000 people protested Trump’s climate policy. In between the march and the dinner programming was a broadcast of Trump’s pep rally in Harrisburg.

 

“A large group of Hollywood actors and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now,” said former Hollywood celebrity Trump of the dinner.

All of it happened on Trump’s 100th day in office, a tenure that’s been one of the most contentious and rocky — particularly regarding the president’s relationship with the press — in modern memory. Trump also asked that his White House staff not attend the dinner.

The event at the Washington Hilton, which is sponsored by the White House Correspondents’ Assn., kicked off with the theme of speaking truth to power. Washington Post Watergate reporters and “All The President’s Men” authors Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were the guests of honor….

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It’s come to this….Palin visits White House with Kid Rock and Ted Nugent…

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) visited President Trump at the White House late Wednesday, bringing along musicians Ted Nugent and Kid Rock.

The 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate has been an outspoken supporter of Trump since his campaign and was invited to be one of his guests during an October debate last year.

On Wednesday night, Palin, Kid Rock and Nugent were pictured in the Oval Office with the president. Nugent’s wife, Shemane Deziel, and Audrey Berry, Kid Rock’s fiancee, were also at the White House and are in one of the photos.

Further details of the visit were not immediately made known though it appeared that the group also visited other parts of the White House outside the Oval Office.

The three posed mockingly in front of a portrait of former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton….

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Alex Balwin does double duty….Trump AND Bill O’Reilly….

Alec Baldwin pulled double duty on “Saturday Night Live” this weekend. Not only was he back to play President Trump, but he also debuted a Bill O’Reilly impression — while interviewing himself as Trump.

The result: SNL got to tease two of its favorite foils at the same time — using only one actor.

The (not entirely seamless) sketch focused on O’Reilly’s budding problem of sexual harassment allegations, which Trump this week dismissed by saying, “I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

In the sketch, even Baldwin-as-O’Reilly is incredulous that the president decided to weigh in his defense, at a time when advertisers are quickly fleeing. Asked about how much he actually knows about the case, Baldwin-as-Trump demurs.

“I’m more familiar with this case than, say, health care, but I really didn’t look into it much, no,” he said. “I was busy being super presidential, by bombing a bunch of s***.”….

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Mommy Coco…..

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Coco Austin and her daughter Chanel Nicole are unstoppable in their matching attire.

The mother-daughter duo hit the beach in Miami Tuesday, decked out in adorable coordinating red and navy blue swimsuits.

The model, 37, wore a bikini with a red top and blue-and-white polka-dot bottoms. Little Chanel, 13 months, sported a RuffleButts two-piece with a matching wide-brimmed baby hat, complete with red bows on both her suit and hat.

“Beach babes..lol. Kisses to our followers,” Austin captioned an oceanside snap of herself and Chanel — likely taken by Austin’s husband Ice T, who was also in attendance for the day of family fun….

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Preet Bharara wants to get in front of the camera’s….

The just fired US Attoney for the Southern District of New York has always moved among those in the entertainment world….

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The NY Post also thinks Bharara is looking for a New York higher office to run for after doing a stint with his own investigative TV show….

Bharara — who was dismissed as Manhattan US attorney last weekend when he refused a Trump administration order to ­resign — is angling for a TV gig that could help launch a run for elected office, a source told The Post.

“He’s trying to be a liberal Bill O’Reilly,” the source claimed.

Bharara, 48, could be hoping to land a news show on CNN or MSNBC, “a half-investigative reporting, half Larry King-type show, [where] he can be the special correspondent.”

But in the short-term, Bharara is looking to appear on CBS’s “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” — to prove he’s camera-ready, the source said.

“Preet really wants to do Colbert,” the source said. “He thinks Stephen’s really funny and that it’s a way to audition for a gig, where executives will take notice and say, ‘We should give this guy a show.”

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Chuck Berry the Rock & Roll icon is gone…

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The man who gave birth to the 1960’s Rock & Roll and beyond  will be missed….

Chuck Berry, a music pioneer often called “the Father of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” died Saturday at his home outside St. Louis, his verified Facebook page said. He was 90.

A post on the St. Charles County police Facebook page said officers responded to a medical emergency at the residence around 12:40 p.m. (1:40 p.m. ET) Saturday and found an unresponsive man inside. Resuscitation efforts failed.
“The St. Charles County Police Department sadly confirms the death of Charles Edward Anderson Berry Sr., better known as legendary musician Chuck Berry.”

A musical legend

Berry wrote and recorded “Johnny B. Goode” and “Sweet Little Sixteen” — songs every garage band and fledgling guitarist had to learn if they wanted to enter the rock ‘n’ roll fellowship.
Berry took all-night hamburger stands, brown-eyed handsome men and V-8 Fords and turned them into the stuff of American poetry. By doing so, he gave rise to followers beyond number, bar-band disciples of the electric guitar, who carried his musical message to the far corners of the Earth…..
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Oprah Winfrey teases about a 2020 Presidential run?

Last time her name was brought up for a possible run?

She said the same thing…..

‘NEVER’….

But the chatter is back…..

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Eleven years ago, the animated TV show “The Boondocks” envisioned the election of Oprah Winfrey to the presidency in 2020. Now there’s a chance fiction could hit reality on the nose.

Asked on Bloomberg Television’s “The David Rubenstein Show: Peer-to-Peer Conversations” whether she might run, Winfrey teased that the election of Trump stirred her interest: “I [had] thought, ‘Oh, gee, I don’t have the experience. I don’t know enough. Now, I’m thinking, ‘Oh.’”

Before we all get the vapors, note that her next words were left off of the clip zooming through the Internet: “That won’t be happening.” The flat denial is in line with her past responses, like when she told Stephen Colbert in January, “NEVER!”

But past denials can be rendered inoperative, and cracked doors can be flung wide open with enough public pressure. So her tease, deliberate or not, does raise a legitimate question for Democrats: Is Oprah the celebrity kryptonite they need to best Donald Trump at his own game?

Trump’s victory already makes any wild speculation of an outsider presidential bid impossible to dismiss out of hand, especially those from celebrity business figures like Shark Tank’s Mark Cuban, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and Disney CEO Bob Iger.

But Oprah is in a class by herself. Cuban and Zuckerberg, like many famously sharp-elbowed corporate executives, are both loved and hated, while Iger lacks a household name. But Winfrey, the rags-to-riches media mogul, is one of the most famous, successful and influential people in the world, and has reached those heights while attracting relatively few harsh critics along the way. Even after she dipped her toe into politics by endorsing Barack Obama in 2008, she retained high favorability among people of all partisan stripes, even though her numbers with Republicans dipped.

She outshines Trump’s private-sector career on several fronts. Trump leveraged his daddy’s inheritance to become a billionaire, despite a sloppy management style and several high-profile business disasters along the way. Winfrey, meanwhile, survived poverty, childhood sexual abuse and workplace sexual harassment to become the world’s first black female billionaire….

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Ways to speed up Major League Baseball Games?

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The NY Times asked for Idea’s…

Here’s some of the answers….

Broaden the Audience. Shorten the Ads.

Major League Baseball wants more action and less downtime during games. That’s probably asking too much, because hitters are paid to work deep counts while pitchers throw harder, with better movement, than ever before. It’s no accident that the number of strikeouts rises every year.

The larger issue, of course, is expanding the business, which means attracting more fans. And baseball won’t touch the biggest impediments to that effort, because it would mean less money now. Want to make the game move more quickly? Cut every commercial break by 30 seconds. Want more people to watch in the postseason? Insist that Fox show the League Championship Series on its regular network, not on the hard-to-find Fox Sports 1.

This is most important: Make the World Series appointment viewing, as it was a generation ago. October will mark the 30th anniversary of the last World Series game held in the afternoon. If you want to appeal to young fans in all areas of the country, let them watch at least one World Series game every year before bedtime. They’ll repay that good-will gesture when they grow up, if baseball can wait that long for the payoff. — TYLER KEPNER

Seven Innings Are All You Need

Enough about the idiosyncratic habits that obviously slow the game down, but are also part of the game’s natural appeal and help build drama. My advice is to shorten the game. No, I mean, really shorten the game. Reduce it to seven innings from nine.

Beyond the time saved, think of the benefits in eliminating two innings. Starting pitchers would throw far fewer pitches, needing to only go four innings to record a victory. The scourge of serious arm and shoulder injuries would very likely diminish. Not having to rely on middle-inning mediocrity before getting to the late-inning studs would also quicken the pace of games. Many games might take between two and two and a half hours, or the time it takes to play most soccer and basketball games. Games starting at 7 in the evening would be over by 9:30, making it easier for fans on work and school nights. After the seventh inning, everyone could get up, stretch and go home. — HARVEY ARATON

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The 2017 Academy Awards ‘Oscar’ Winners….

The cast of Moonlight on stage….
La La land was first announced as the Best Picture, which was an error.

(CNN)The 89th Academy Awards were held Sunday.

Here is a complete list of nominees. (Winners are indicated in bold.)
BEST PICTURE
“Arrival”
 “Fences”
“Hacksaw Ridge”
“Hell or High Water”
“Hidden Figures”
“La La Land”
“Lion”
“Manchester by the Sea”
“Moonlight” (WINNER)
ACTOR IN A LEADING ROLE
Casey Affleck in “Manchester by the Sea” (WINNER)
Andrew Garfield in “Hacksaw Ridge”
Ryan Gosling in “La La Land”
Viggo Mortensen in “Captain Fantastic”
Denzel Washington in “Fences”
ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Jeff Bridges in “Hell or High Water”
Mahershala Ali in “Moonlight” (WINNER)
Lucas Hedges in “Manchester by the Sea”
Dev Patel in “Lion”
Michael Shannon in “Nocturnal Animals”
ACTRESS IN A LEADING ROLE
Isabelle Huppert in “Elle”
Ruth Negga in “Loving”
Natalie Portman in “Jackie”
Emma Stone in “La La Land” (WINNER)
Meryl Streep in “Florence Foster Jenkins”
ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE
Nicole Kidman in “Lion”
Viola Davis in “Fences”
Naomie Harris in “Moonlight”
Octavia Spencer in “Hidden Figures”
Michelle Williams in “Manchester by the Sea”
ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Kubo and the Two Strings”
“Moana”
“My Life as a Zucchini”
“The Red Turtle”
“Zootopia” (WINNER)
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