April 28, 2014
Donald Sterling is not a good person
Friday night TMZ released audio of Donald Sterling telling his girlfriend that he didn’t want her putting Instagram pictures up of her with black people. Deadspin then released the whole audio tape. Sterling owns the Los Angeles Clippers of the NBA. That would be the National Basketball Association, where 75% or more of the players are African American. It’s no secret that Sterling is a sorry excuse for a human. He’s had to pay out HUGE settlements in housing discrimination and sexual harassment cases. He also has a history of ridiculously offensive comments.
Donald Sterling has said he is not a racist. He’s been married since 1957. His mistress, V. Stiviano, was the one who released the audio. She is currently being sued by the Sterling family for the return of the more than $1.8 million of gifts that Donald has given her.
Snoop Dogg released a NSFW statement on his Instagram page that summed up how a lot of people feel about Sterling. The Clippers are in the middle of a playoff run. They wore their warmup jerseys inside-out in protest at their latest game. Some fans also brought signs. Several other teams have also worn black socks in protest. The NBA has said it is investigating the matter but it is unclear how exactly they can sanction Sterling under the bylaws. Dodgers’ outfielder Matt Kemp was mentioned in the extended tape. He addressed it by changing is walk-up music to Michael Jackson’s “Black or White”. State Farm announced today they won’t sponsor the Clippers as long as Sterling is the owner of the team.
Woman sues teen she killed
There is no way this can stand, right? Sharlene Simon of Ontario was driving home around 1:30 AM one morning in October of 2012 when she hit three teenagers out on their bikes with her SUV. One teen died and one was severely injured. The father of the boy killed admits that the boys shouldn’t have been out that late but insists that the reflectors on the bikes would have been visible to Simon. Simon is seeking $1.35 million for her “psychological suffering”.
Dan Bilzerian throws porn star off roof into pool
Poker player Dan Bilzerian does ridiculous things and posts them on Instagram. He has gained quite the following for it. He recently decided it was a good idea to throw a naked 19-year-old porn star off a roof into a pool. Here’s the video with the NSFW stuff blurred out. The model broke her foot and is considering suing Bilzerian.
Greg Garcia and Randal Grichuk join the Cardinals
Kolten Wong and Shane Robinson were sent to AAA Memphis and Garcia and Grichuk were called up to take their places. Grichuk came to the Cardinals in the David Freese deal over the summer. Grichuk is a 22-year-old outfielder who has a history of injuries, but also some promise. Wong and Garcia were teammates at the University of Hawaii.
Dani Alves eats banana thrown at him
Acts of racism in International soccer are unfortunately quite common. In the recent Barcelona-Villarreal game a fan threw a banana at Barcelona defender Dani Alves. This is what happened next.
Postmodern Jukebox tackles “Duck Tales” Here’s the original.
South Korean ferry footage released 188 passengers have been confirmed dead and another 114 are considered missing in the Sewol disaster. This footage released by the South Korean Coast Guard shows the captain and some of his crew abandoning the ship while many passengers were still aboard. 22 of the 29 crew members survived and many have been arrested.
2014 Webby Award Winners Mashable won for Best Business Blog. Pharrell Williams’ 24 Hours of Happy won for Best Use of Interactive Video. Jimmy Kimmel won for Best Viral Video. This commercial starring Jean-Claude Van Damme also won. It’s currently sitting at around 72 million views on YouTube.
Beyonce and Jay Z announce On The Run tour this summer The pair is not coming to St. Louis. Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line and Tyler Farr coming to St. Louis in August It’s part of Aldean’s Burn It Down tour. They will play August 22nd and August 23rd at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale May 2, but you can win them here from WIL 92.3 or here from 93.7 The Bull. Funeral Cut from How I Met Your Mother finale Alyson Hannigan recently told TVLine that the finale that aired was 18 minutes shorter than the script that originally read off of. One thing cut from the finale? A brief funeral scene. At least 10 die in Arkansas tornadoes Between Oklahoma and Arkansas, 17 are confirmed dead. A storm chaser described the night to Mashable. An aerial drone captured this footage of the devastation. Mizzou Curators meet today to possibly approve new Men’s Basketball head coach Kim Anderson is considered the front-runner by some. He played at Mizzou and recently won a Division II National Championship with the Central Missouri Mules.
UPDATE: Looks like Mizzou has officially hired Kim Anderson.
Missouri has hired Kim Anderson per release from the University.
— Tim McKernan (@tmckernan) April 28, 2014
The Other Woman takes weekend box office
The trio of Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann and Kate Upton ended Captain America: The Winter Soldier‘s reign at the top of the box office. The female-centric comedy brought in an estimated $24.7 million in its opening weekend. Captain America 2 brought in $16 million for second place. Heaven is for Real and Rio 2 are neck and neck for third place. Heaven is at an estimated $13.8 million and Rio currently sits at $13.65. The deceased Paul Walker and Brick Mansions rounds out the top five with $9.6 million in its opening weekend. We’ll have more on the numbers on Thursday in our Weekend Movie Guide.
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