Raiders Coach Jon Gruden Apologizes For Racist Remark About NFLPA Head

VladTv Staff Writer   Oct 08, 2021 5:52 PM   Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden has apologized after a 2011 email was exposed of the head using a racial trope to describe the NFL Players Association’s Executive Director, DeMaurice Smith.   In the email that was sent to the president of the Washington Football Team (then known as the Washington Redskins) as the NFL was resolving its lockout, Gruden used racially insensitive language while poking fun at Smith’s name and lips.   “Dumboriss Smith has lips the size of…

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Pharrell Williams Withdraws $24 Million Festival From Hometown to Protest Police Killing of His Cousin

Family Over Money   Pharrell has announced that his massive music festival, “Something In The Water” will not return to the city of Virginia Beach in 2022, and possibly ever again. The artist sent a letter to the city’s government, citing disapproval of their action in the wake of his cousin’s death at the hands of police officers in March 2021.   VIRGINIA BEACH CITY WANTS PHARRELL FEST   The city’s leadership learned last week that Pharrell indicated he wasn’t bringing back the highly successful festival to Virginia Beach in…

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Update: Pooh Shiesty Facing Life and Multiple 20-Year Sentences

  Update 10/07/2021 2:18pm: More details about Pooh Shiesty’s charges have been revealed before his upcoming trial. The rapper, who’s currently facing multiple charges for allegedly shooting a man during a robbery, is reportedly facing multiple 20-year sentences in addition to a possible life sentence. According to a Twitter post from XXL, Pooh Shiesty is facing multiple conspiracy charges. In addition to facing life for using a gun during the alleged robbery, each conspiracy charge comes with a maximum penalty of 20 years. “Pooh Shiesty faces a maximum of 20 years…

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Glen Davis, Tony Allen Among 18 Former NBA Players Indicted for Insurance Fraud

On Thursday (October 7), 18 former NBA players were arrested and charged with defrauding the NBA’s Health and Welfare Benefit Plan out of $4 million. The defendants include Terrence Williams, Alan Anderson, Anthony Allen, Desiree Allen, Shannon Brown, William Bynum, Ronald Glen “Big Baby” Davis, Christopher Douglas-Roberts, Melvin Ely, Jamario Moon, Darius Miles, Milton Palacio, Ruben Patterson, Eddie Robinson, Gregory Smith, Sebastian Telfair, Charles Watson Jr., Antoine Wright, and Anthony Wroten. Each of the former NBA players now faces a count of conspiracy to commit health care and wire fraud.…

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National Black Justice Coalition Calls for Netflix to Pull New Chappelle Special

Legendary comedian Dave Chappelle is under fire for comments about the LGBTQ+ community during his latest Netflix special, The Closer.  The National Black Justice Coalition is now asking Netflix to pull The Closer from its platform. “It is deeply disappointing that Netflix allowed Dave Chappelle’s lazy and hostile transphobia and homophobia to air on its platform,” said NBJC executive director David Johns. “With 2021 on track to be the deadliest year on record for transgender people in the United States — the majority of whom are Black transgender people — Netflix should…

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Tina Turner Reportedly Sells Catalog, Name, Image & Likeness for $50 Million

Music company BMG claimed it secured its single largest artist acquisition ever by purchasing Tina Turner’s entire musical catalog for at least $50 million. The deal includes Turner’s name, image, and likeness as well as her publishing and neighboring rights. While BMG declined to disclose the exact value of the deal, music insiders estimate that Turner was paid at least $50 million. “We all know how iconic Tina’s work is,” said BMG CEO, Hartwig Masuch. “When you look at the dimensions Tina’s career has entered even in the last few…

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WAFFLE HOUSE EMPLOYEE BASHED FOR HAVING BABY IN KITCHEN … Backstory is Family Tragedy

The Waffle House worker who’s been ridiculed for viral video of her holding a baby during her shift in the kitchen, says she really had no choice … and the sad truth should silence her Internet haters.   TMZ spoke with Tiffany Clark — the employee in the TikTok vid and mother of 4 — who tells us she was working the overnight shift at a South Carolina Waffle House last weekend when she got a call from the baby’s grandmother about a desperate family situation. Tiffany says the baby is her…

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DAVE CHAPPELLE MOCKS CANCEL CULTURE AMID CONTROVERSY … Celebs Cheer at Hollywood Bowl

“If this is what being canceled is like, I love it.” That’s how Dave Chappelle greeted the audience Thursday night at the star-studded screening of his new documentary at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl … after receiving a standing ovation despite the swirling controversy over his new Netflix special, “The Closer.” Dave also railed on Twitter, the media and “all these stupid-ass networks” to the celeb-packed crowd that included Brad Pitt, Tiffany Haddish, Donnell Rawlings and more … saying, “I’m not talking to them. I’m talking to you. This is real life.” Along with Chappelle dismissing cancel culture…

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