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LeBron James Slams ‘Bum’ Donald Trump Over Steph Curry Diss

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Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James on Saturday joined the chorus of pro athletes denouncing Donald Trump for his attempt to rescind a White House invitation to the NBA Championship-winning Golden State Warriors and team leader Steph Curry. “U bum,” James wrote of the president, noting that Curry “already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite.” James, whose team lost 4-1 to the Warriors last June in the championship series, added, “Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!” U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was. »


- Thom Geier

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NFL Chief Roger Goodell Slams Trump’s ‘Divisive’ Call to Fire ‘Son of a B—‘ Players Who Protest

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Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League, criticized as “divisive” President Donald Trump’s remarks about the league and call to fire players who kneel during the national anthem. ​ “The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture,” Goodell said in an official statement on Saturday the morning after Trump delivered a fiery speech at an Alabama political rally for Sen. Luther Strange. “There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we’ve experienced over the last. »


- Sharon Waxman

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Trump Disinvites NBA Champs Stephen Curry, Warriors From White House

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President Donald Trump on Saturday rescinded a White House invitation to Stephen Curry and his NBA Championship-winning Golden State Warriors in the wake of reports that Curry and teammates were reluctant to appear with the president. “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team,” Potus tweets on Saturday. “Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!” Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017 Also Read: Bob Costas Tells Bill Maher How He'd Handle Athletes Who Kneel During. »


- Thom Geier

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‘Kingsman: The Golden Circle’ Sneaks Past ‘It,’ Heads for $38 Million Opening

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Fox’s R-Rated sequel “Kingsman: The Golden Circle” is off to a solid start at the box office, on track to dethrone the two-week No. 1 run of “It” with a $15.3 million Friday total and a projected $38.7 million opening from 4,003 screens, according to industry estimates. That gives the $104 million film a 6.5 percent higher opening than its 2015 predecessor, “Kingsman: The Secret Service,” which opened to $36.2 million on Valentine’s Day Weekend in 2015. If Saturday totals can push the opening tally up to Fox’ pre-weekend projection of $40 million, “Kingsman” would become only the third live-action September »


- Jeremy Fuster

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Bob Costas Tells Bill Maher How He’d Handle Athletes Who Kneel During National Anthem

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President Trump’s “get that son of a b—h off the field” approach to dealing with athletes who kneel during the national anthem to protest against police brutality was countered with a much more civil solution by veteran sportscaster Bob Costas on Friday night’s “Real Time With Bill Maher.” Although Trump’s declaration at an Alabama rally Friday was seen by some critics as harsh, Costas told Maher that, in effect, NFL owners have collectively given that very message to former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. It is widely believed that he is being blacklisted for his political views and, »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Milo Yiannopoulos’ Free Speech Event in Berkeley Unravels as Speakers Cancel

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The four-day Free Speech Week organized by Milo Yiannopoulos at the University of California at Berkeley is in chaos just hours before it is scheduled to begin, as headliner Ann Coulter canceled and student organizers dropped their reservations for campus buildings. Coulter told the Associated Press on Friday that she decided to back out of the Sept. 24-27 conservative speakers forum because she heard “the administration was dead set on blocking this event” — an assertion university administrators flatly denied. “I also don’t think Berkeley deserves to hear a brilliant and entertaining Ann Coulter speech,” Coulter told the AP via email. »


- Susan Seager

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Bill Maher Says ‘Fast-Talking City Slicker’ Trump Is an ‘A–hole, But Not a Hick’ (Video)

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Many Republicans freaked out that President Trump reached across the political aisle to cut a Daca deal with Democrats earlier this month, but Bill Maher says it’s really not that complicated — all you have to do is read the children’s book “The City Mouse and the Country Mouse.” “Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi, they’re city mice, and that’s who a consummate New Yorker like Donald Trump relates to,” Maher said on Friday night’s “Real Time.” “It’s not political. It’s just that for the first 70 years of his life he would never be caught »


- Rosemary Rossi

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Trump Calls for NFL to Fire Protesting Players: ‘Get That Son of a B—- Off the Field’ (Video)

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President Trump took a few moments tonight during his speech at a rally for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange to rant about professional football players who participate in protests against police brutality by kneeling during the national anthem. Specifically, Trump suggested that the NFL should fire them. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said, “to say ‘get that son of a b—h off the field’ right now, out! He’s fired?'” Also Read: Trump Blames Clinton for North Korea: 'Rocket Man Should've Been Handled a Long Time Ago' “He’s fired! »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Oscars Overhaul and Open Up Foreign Language Voting Process

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In advance of what is expected to be a record year for entries in the Oscars’ Best Foreign Language Film category, the Academy has made significant changes in the voting process used to select nominees. In a Thursday afternoon email to all Southern California-based members of the Academy, the organization used the subject line “Come see the world with us!” and invited the members to “help us choose the next foreign language film award nominees,” also linking to a page that described the new voting system. In the biggest change, the color-coded screening groups have been eliminated. In the past, »

- Steve Pond

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Netflix’s Penis Drawing and 8 Other R-Rated Adds to Kids TV and Movies (Photos)

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Maya the Bee” Netflix pulled down an episode of the animated series “Maya the Bee” when a mother discovered a drawing of a penis in the background of one scene. The show’s production company later explained that it was in fact a “very bad joke” by one of the show’s animators. “Toy Story” When “Toy Story” ventures over to Sid’s house and his cobbled together toys come out of the shadows, one of them is a crane with a woman’s legs. Some have interpreted the character as a bit of visual wordplay, a literal “hooker.” “The »


- Reid Nakamura

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Trump Blames Clinton for North Korea: ‘Rocket Man Should’ve Been Handled a Long Time Ago’

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If advisors were hoping Donald Trump would tone down his rhetoric about North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, they were likely disappointed tonight by the President’s appearance at a rally in Alabama Friday night. During his speech at a rally for Gop Senate candidate Luther Strange, Trump repeated his “Rocket Man” jab at Kim, and blamed former Democratic presidents Barack Obama and Bill Clinton for rising tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. “Rocket Man should’ve been handled a long time ago by Clinton,” Trump said, adding that “I’m not gonna mention the Republicans,” apparently letting George W. Bush off the hook. »


- Brian Welk

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Hollywood Gets Special 2-Hour Briefing on Trump-Russia Investigation (Exclusive)

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Hollywood is getting in on the Russia probe as more than 100 business and tech leaders gathered Friday for a two-hour briefing on the “Moscow Project,” a Center for American Progress independent seven-month investigation into the Kremlin’s meddling in the 2016 presidential race. The event included a cross-section of people from finance, technology and academia, including Richard Ziman, a prominent real estate investor and Democratic party donor, Tom Soto, founder and managing partner at Frontier Impact Capital, producer and writer Ben Wexler, John Bendheim, president of Bendheim Enterprises, USC Rossier faculty Alan Arkatov, TV producer Cindy Chvatal-Keane and Uc Berkeley’s Dean of. »


- Itay Hod

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‘Teen Wolf’ Finale: Tyler Posey Talks ‘Sad’ Death, His Secret Tears, Hope for Spinoff

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Teen Wolf” sends the fur flying one last time with Sunday’s series finale, and star Tyler Posey admits to getting emotional about the end of the MTV show’s run — even if he didn’t always want his co-stars to know about it. Posey, who has played alpha Scott McCall for six seasons, told TheWrap that he felt it was his duty to give a few heartfelt speeches to his cast in the final days of filming. “There were a couple times when there were these impromptu speeches during one of our lunches leading up to the last few days, »


- Ryan Gajewski

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Cris Carter Tears Up Over Cte, Aaron Hernandez: ‘I’ve Had Teammates Who Killed Themselves’

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NFL Hall of Famer receiver Cris Carter reflected on Cte, football and his own career on Friday during his Fox Sports 1 show — after a study of Aaron Hernandez’s brain showed the ex-New England Patriots tight end, who took his own life in April while serving a life sentence for murder, had an advanced form of Cte. During an empassioned eight-minute conversation on “First Things First,” Carter said, “I wonder what’s going to happen to our generation?” .@criscarter80: Am I scared? Yes I’m scared but football has given me everything I love in life. An emotional Cris Carter on Cte in. »


- Umberto Gonzalez

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Aaron Carter to Enter Rehab

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Aaron Carter has decided to seek help, a day after police reportedly showed up to his residence for a welfare check on the singer. Carter’s publicist told TheWrap in a statement Friday that the “Dancing With the Stars” alum will enter a facility “to improve his health and work on his overall wellness.” “Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness. He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible,” the publicist said. Also Read: Police Called to Aaron Carter's Home on. »


- Tim Kenneally

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David Lyle, Former Head of Nat Geo and Fremantle, Dies at 67

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David Lyle, former head of National Geographic Channels and FremantleMedia North America, died Thursday at 67 after battling cancer. His passing was confirmed by Propagate Content co-ceo Howard Owens, who worked with Lyle at NatGeo. Lyle was the first president of entertainment of Fremantle USA, and his successes there included the launch of “American Idol” on Fox. Also Read: This Is Everything Ryan Seacrest Does in a Week (Photos) He took over as CEO of NatGeo in 2010 and was behind such series as “Wicked Tuna,” “Life Below Zero” and the “Killing” franchise that included “Killing Kennedy” and “Killing Lincoln.” NatGeo picked up. »


- Ryan Gajewski

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‘It’ Child Actors First Saw Pennywise on Camera: ‘We Wanted Their Reactions to Be Real’ (Video)

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Do you remember the horrifying projector scene in “It,” where the kids see Pennywise the Clown? Well, that was the first time the actors as a group actually laid eyes on the iconic monster, and it was caught on camera. In a featurette released by Warner Bros. on the third weekend of the movie’s run at the box office, director Andy Muschietti and producer Barbara Muschietti reveal that they kept the clown (played by Bill Skarsgard) away from the kids as long as possible so their reaction on camera would be authentic. “We wanted to keep him away because we wanted. »


- Beatrice Verhoeven

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Megyn Kelly’s 4 Biggest Challenges With New ‘Today’ Show 3rd Hour

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Nearly 10 months after NBC lured Megyn Kelly from Fox News with great fanfare — and a reported $15 million-plus paycheck — the veteran primetime cable host is set to launch her new morning show this Monday, taking over the 9 a.m. hour of “Today.” Though the first two hours of “Today” is a demo ratings-dominating cash cow — ABC’s “Good Morning America” claims more total viewers — the third hour faces more, and more-varied, competition. It also has a bit of an identity issue — even Hour 4 is well known for the off-script and oft-buzzed antics of hosts »


- Tony Maglio

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Wu-Tang Clan Disses Pharma Bro in New Track

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The Wu-Tang Killer Bees are swarming on the Pharma Bro — sort of — in a dope new track posted this week to Soundcloud. On Friday, the Wu-Tang Clan dropped a new single, “Lessons Learn’d,” from the group’s upcoming album “The Saga Continues.” Featuring Wu-Tang heavyweight Inspectah Deck and frequent Wu-Tang guest rapper Redman, the song includes the line “my price hikin’ like the pills Martin Shkreli sell.” The line refers to the now-imprisoned pharmaceutical investor who became derisively referred to as “Pharma Bro” after his company acquired the antiparasitic drug Daraprim, essential in the treatment of AIDS-related opportunistic illnesses, »


- Ross A. Lincoln

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner Fire Back in Tupac T-Shirt Lawsuit With Fraud Claim

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Kendall and Kylie Jenner have fired back in a lawsuit filed against them by a photographer who says they wrongfully used his image of rapper Tupac Shakur, suggesting that the photographer has committed fraud himself. In a response to photographer Michael Miller’s lawsuit filed Friday, the Jenners say that Miller “has not demonstrated ownership of valid copyright registrations for the photographs of Tupac Shakur.” They also accuse Miller of monkeying around when it comes to the Copyright Office. Also Read: Kylie Jenner's 'First Super Nude Shoot' Has Social Media Split Between Pity and Praise “Plaintiff is barred from obtaining any relief due to. »


- Tim Kenneally

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