Charlamagne Tha God

“Drinking on a normal weeknight? Out of the question. I’m not straight edged, I got a full bar at the crib. But I’m never tempted by it because I’m buzzed off the work I’m putting in” – Charlamagne Tha God 2017

Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal states he would never do a ‘Last Dance’-style documentary because Kobe Bryant is no longer here, and will never wear his championship rings again

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Shaq briefly discussed how his relationship with Kobe turned sour prior to O’Neal making the move to the Miami Heat. This is exactly what Shaq does not want to relive, and the very reason why he believes the documentary would be a bad idea.

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Video: Lakers legend Shaquille O’Neal reveals why he would never do a ‘Last Dance’-style documentary

UFC announces deal with Venum to replace Reebok as exclusive outfitting partner in April 2021

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Venum will take over as the UFC’s new apparel partner beginning in April 2021, the promotion announced Friday. The UFC’s apparel deal with Reebok runs through March 2021, but the company will stay on as the UFC’s official footwear brand through the end of next year, per a release.

 

Unlike Reebok, Venum is a company which focuses mainly on combat sports and martial arts and has since it was founded in France in 2006. Before the relationship between the UFC and Reebok, many fighters had Venum as a sponsor.

 

Reebok represented a major name brand affiliated with the UFC, which at the time was striving for mainstream acceptance. But it was a rocky relationship. The initial rollout featured extremely generic looking fight gear, rife with the misspelling of athlete’s names. Fighters and managers were critical of the amount of money athletes stood to lose without sponsor patches on fight gear allowed. On top of that, there was concern that every fighter wearing the same uniform would strip the sport, which has its fair share of over-the-top characters, of its individuality.

 

The dynamic between the UFC and Reebok did improve over time. The UFC desired a cleaner look and presentation on television and pay-per-view and in that aspect Reebok was viewed as a success. The guaranteed, consistent money that came from Reebok became more welcome to some fighters – especially the ones not at the top of the card – compared to having to scratch and claw for sponsors every fight.

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https://www.espn.com/mma/ufc/story/_/id/29440946/ufc-inks-apparel-deal-venum-which-begins-2021

Digital marketing firm president and CEO Jason Wood (Actionable Insights) says he ‘got hammered’ when mocking bartender and calling her a racial slur

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Wood, president and CEO of the digital marketing firm Actionable Insights, called Out of the Barrel bartender Rebecca Hernandez a “Sand (expletive) mother (expletive).”

 

Hernandez wrote on social media that she started video recording the incident because she felt uncomfortable and unsafe and “tasked with filming our own abuse to prove that it actually happened.” She posted the video with her comments on social media.

 

In a telephone interview Wednesday with The Bee, Wood admitted that he was drunk at the bar and expressed remorse for his behavior.

 

The video shows Wood apparently mocking Hernandez’s voice.

 

After Hernandez is heard making a phone call to request someone to come to the restaurant, Wood says: “I’m leaving. Don’t worry about me. Don’t worry about me, Saudi Arabia.”

 

When Hernandez asks what Wood said and if she was called Saudi Arabian, Wood replies: “You’re (expletive) stupid like they are.”

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https://www.fresnobee.com/news/local/article244101147.html

The Breakfast Club Co-Host Charlamagne Tha God Inks Deal with Comedy Central to Host Weekly Talk Show

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Charlamagne Tha God is headed back to television: The host of the massively successful radio franchise The Breakfast Club is getting his own talk show on Comedy Central, Vulture has learned. Details are still being worked out, but the new series will be a weekly half-hour with a focus on current events and cultural issues. There’s no firm timetable for when it will premiere, but the goal is to get it in production by November’s election.

 

Charlamagne was already hosting Breakfast Club on New York radio when he landed at MTV, but he says McCarthy saw the TV potential in him long before he was a national success. “Giving me a TV deal, almost ten years ago, didn’t really make any sense,” Charlamagne says. “I was a radio guy. It’s easy to say, ‘You know what? I think Charlamagne Tha God needs a talk show’ now. But almost ten years ago for him to have that vision, that did a lot for me. A lot of my success right now is because of those looks that I got on MTV2 and Viacom at the time.

Link:
https://www.vulture.com/2020/07/charlamagne-tha-god-comedy-central-talk-show.html

San Francisco tech CEO Michael Lofthouse (Solid8) said he ‘lost control’ when spewing racist rant towards Asian family celebrating a birthday at Bernardus Lodge and Spa’s Lucia restaurant

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Raymond Orosa and his family were having dinner at Carmel Valley restaurant Lucia. “We were there just celebrating, having fun,” said Orosa.

The fun quickly disappeared as the man at the table next to them began ranting. “Suddenly I hear this loud voice, you know like f’ing Asians,” said Orosa.

 

Michael Lofthouse gave the family the finger, then said, “Trump’s gonna f— you. You f—— need to leave. You f—— Asian piece of s—-.”

“He was full of hate and anger,” said Orosa. “It’s sad that there are still people that are like that in this world, let alone in this country,” he continued.

 

A Lucia employee quickly stepped in. “Get out, you are not allowed here. You do not talk to our guests like that. They are valued guests. Get out!”

Link:
https://abc7news.com/tech-ceo-michael-lofthouse-carmel-valley-racist-asian-solid8-san-francisco/6305099/

Creative agency founder and CEO Melissa Rein Lively (The Brand Consortium Public Relations, TBCPR) trashes face mask display in Target, tells police she’s a spokesperson for The White House

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An Arizona woman, dubbed the latest “Karen” by social media, filmed herself destroying a face mask display inside a Target store over the weekend.

 

In the footage, Melissa Rein Lively, who runs a public relations company in Scottsdale, can be heard going on an explosive rant as she points the camera at a display of protective face coverings.

 

“Finally we meet the end of the road. I’ve been looking forward to this s–t all my f–king life,” says Lively in the video, which has been viewed 5.9 million times.

 

A second video, also recorded on Instagram Live and which has been viewed 2.6 million times, showed the aftermath of the Target mask debacle: Police officers are seen inside Lively’s garage.

 

When the officers confront Lively, she informs them she’s a spokesperson for the White House and she can’t share “classified information.”

Link:
https://nypost.com/2020/07/06/arizona-karen-with-40000-rolex-trashes-face-mask-display-in-target/

San Jose teacher who coughed on 1-year-old baby in Yogurtland fired by Oak Grove School District

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“As many know, there have been allegations that a District employee was involved in a videotaped incident in which the person appeared to have intentionally coughed on a baby at a local Yogurtland. We want to inform our community that the District employee who was alleged to have engaged in this conduct is no longer an employee of our District. The Oak Grove School District’s highest priority is the safety of our students and the well-being of all of the children in the community we serve. We do not tolerate conduct from any employee that compromises any child’s safety. As we welcome our students back for learning this summer and in the fall in these unprecedented times, the District’s commitment to creating and maintaining a safe environment for our students is unwavering.”

 

The boy’s mother, Moreya Mora, says police have shown her a photo lineup and she’s identified the woman.

Link:
https://abc7news.com/woman-coughs-on-baby-san-jose-yogurtland-coronavirus-yogurt-coughing-coughed/6298231/

Saranac Lake High School Valedictorian Francine “Frannie” Newman Speaks Out On Racism From Students AND Teachers in Speech

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  • “Adults in my life have played just as large a role in reinforcing my self-loathing as kids have,” she added. “In third grade, I was given to the wrong parent at the end of a field trip, because the parent was Asian, with the excuse, ‘You all just look the same.’ In eighth grade a classmate was asked by the teacher, ‘In this room, who is going to get into college first?’ and was forced to choose Jackson and myself, seeing as we were the ethnic minorities.

 

  • Newman added that she felt held back by her ethnicity in future accomplishments.

 

  • “We were told that we were lucky to not be white, even though in that moment I would have given anything to blend in with the rest of the class, and would have given anything to think that my future accomplishments would be based on merit and not on race.”

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High School Valedictorian Speaks Out On Racism From Students AND Teachers in Speech