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‘Don’t Nobody Want That Desert Thirsty N****:’ Rih Rih Lashes Out At Knicks Fan And J.R. Smith On Instagram
Following Rihanna’s most recent split from on-again, off-again boo Chris Brown, old rumors about the singer being romantically involved with Knick’s player J.R. Smith resurfaced. The pair were initially rumored to be dating last year. Those rumors eventually died down, but were reignited when they were spotted partying at the same club last week.
One Knicks fan, who appeared to be convinced that the alleged time J.R. has been spending canoodling with Rih Rih is having a negative impact on his performance in the playoffs, posted a comment to the “Diamond” singer’s Instagam page expressing just that. Not being one to back down or hold her tongue, Rih Rih lashed out at the commenter and didn’t have any issues with insulting J.R. in the process.
J.R. doesn’t appear to be too concerned about what Rih Rih has to say about him though, or at least that what he wants us to think.
“I’m not worried about Instagram. I’m worried about the playoffs,” he told reporters after last night’s game.
Something tells me there’s a lot more to the J.R. Smith-Rihanna saga than meets the eye. Thoughts?
Who knew that returning to Broadway after a 30 year hiatus would result in a Tony Award nomination?
Such is the case for the legendary Cicely Tyson. The actress has not graced the “Great White Way” since her role as “Miss Moffat” in The Corn is Green but she is now being recognized for her work in A Trip To Bountiful, which is produced by New York Knicks’ star Tyson Chandler. Miss Tyson has been nominated for “Best Actress In A Leading Role In A Play.”
Although, she’s worked on Broadway since the 1950s, this is her first nomination in any capacity according to Black Voices. The Emmy Award winner and Academy Award nominee rounds out the nominations for The Trip to Bountiful, as it has also been nominated for “Best Revival of a Play,” “Best Set Design,” and “Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play,” where Condola Rashad is nominated.
It is amazing that at age 88 (allegedly), Cicely Tyson still takes command of all her roles. As most of us know, she appears to be a permanent fixture in most of Tyler Perry’s “Madea” movies. It is also good to see a few people of color being recognized at the Tony Awards when we know it is often a “whitewash.”
Congrats to Cicely Tyson and to all the nominees!
‘That M-F***er F***ed Your Wife:’ Opponent Taunts Carmelo Anthony On The Court, LaLa Retaliates On Instagram
It seems that New York Knicks player Carmelo Anthony may have made a huge mistake when he allowed Celtics player Kevin Garnett to push his buttons earlier this year. In case you missed it, during a Knicks vs. Celtics game in January, things got a little heated between Kevin Garnett an Carmelo Anthony. Following the game, Melo reportedly attempted to confront Garnett in the stadium’s parking garage and near a locker room, which resulted in Melo’s one-game suspension. This type of aggression seemed really out of character for the 28-year-old small forward. It was later revealed that trash-talking Garnett said something about Melo’s reality tv star wife LaLa, which pushed him over the edge. Rumors implied that Kevin Garnett told Anthony that “LaLa tastes like Honey Nut Cheerios.” Melo told media outlets that the rumors were false, but refused to share what Garnett had actually said about his wife.
Now that others see LaLa is a sore subject for Melo, they’ve immaturely jumped on the bandwagon. On Wednesday at a playoffs game, Celtics player Jordan Crawford told Carmelo:
“That muthaf**ker fu*ked your wife!” referencing the Kevin Garnett drama.
Thankfully, Melo didn’t overreact to the childish behavior like he’d done previously. Instead, he calmed down and kept it moving. When reporters asked him about the drama following the game, Melo responded:
“I’m not thinking about Jordan Crawford. Not at this point in time. I’ll tell you that . . . I don’t think he deserves for you to be typing [about him].”
Fellow basketball boo Gabrielle Union cosigned.
Real mature, Jordan.
According to the NY Post, NBA Baller Amar’e Stoudemire and his fiancée, Alexis Welch, were a part of the mass of engaged couples who rushed out to jump the broom on 12/12/12 and make their special day even more special by occurring on a day that won’t come around again.
The couple, who has been dating, probably off and on, since 2002, got engaged this summer in Paris, and reportedly tied the knot yesterday in a super-private ceremony on the rooftop of the Knicks’ apartment.
Sources say the couple was inspired by the special 12/12/12 date, and wed in front of their three children — Amar’e Jr., Ar’eand Assata — and a few other family members. “Less than seven other people were there, no Knicks teammates. It was just about them,” a source said.
As has become the trend among celebs lately, the couple is planning a much bigger and more extravagant celebration that everyone can attend, the source added:
“They are planning a big bash next year for friends and family to have a great time.”
On Twitter, Amar’e also confirmed the news, by tweeting this pic of their wedding rings and saying: “12.12.12 now has a special & spiritual meaning for us.”
Congrats to the newlyweds!
First of all, I’d like to thank Claire Huxtable, “first” Aunt Vivian (ya’ll know the “second” Aunt Viv was a joke) and all the other television moms that may have had an impact on our lives growing up. Personally, when Claire yelled at Vanessa for going out of town to see “The Wretched,” I almost cried out of fear and imagined my own mother. But those days are gone and the “television” moms we have now for the most part are on reality shows. So here’s a shout out to all the mothers of today’s television – love them or hate them, they seem to be wonderful moms…
Last night, Miami Heat player Chris Bosh hopped on a private plane from NYC to head home to Miami after he found out his wife Adrienne was in labor. This morning, the newlywed couple welcomed a healthy baby into the world and they were both there to see it.
To ease Adrienne’s fears that Chris wouldn’t make it in time, someone must have sent her a pic of her hubby boarding the plane last night, because she tweeted this pic yesterday evening saying:
“Thank God for private flights…Hurry home Baby ”
Chris held up his end of the bargain, having told news outlets he would drop everything at a moment’s notice to be by his wife’s side during the birth.
“I’ve got a beeper, so when it goes off, I’ll be ready,” he said. “It’s an exciting time, I’m trying to compete for a championship and prepare for new life. It is a busy time in the Bosh household.”
Chris was in New York yesterday to prepare for tonight’s game against the Knicks, and according to David Aldridge of NBA.com, he will be back in NYC tonight to go head to head in game three. That’s a dedicated father and team player.
Congrats to the Bosh family!
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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The childish antics of the Knick’s newest player, J.R. Smith, have finally caught up to him in the amount of $25,000. That’s the fine he was ordered to pay by the NBA for posting a half-nude pic of a young woman named Tahiry bent over in a thong on Twitter.
Tahiry is the ex-girlfriend of rapper Joe Budden and an old acquaintance of J.R.’s who he recently got in touch with since he was traded to New York. According to Necole Bitchie, J.R. has been flaunting the fact that he has Joe’s “leftovers” all over Twitter for a while now—despite the fact that he was reportedly in a relationship with a woman named Britanie as of January—but this chunk out of his next paycheck should calm all that down.
Some say it’s not the NBA’s place to police basketball player’s Twitter accounts, but someone needs to regulate this foolishness—although Tahiry doesn’t seem to mind the fact that her assets were sent out all over Twitter, probably because that’s how she makes a living. Here’s how she responded to the pics:
I’m so pissed tweeps. Imma choke
@TheRealJRSmith .. He thinks this is the funniest s*** ever. so pissed but can’t stop laughing.
What do you think? Does J.R. deserve the fine, even if the “victim” isn’t mad?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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Basketball is officially back in New York City, as some would say. Since the arrival of superstar power forward Amar’e Stoudemire from the Phoenix Suns, individuals in “The Big Apple” have been showing a robust degree of excitement that has been missing for years. And, now with the recent addition of A-list small forward Carmelo Anthony from the Denver Nuggets, there is a serious buzz in New York City relative to the Knickerbockers. For sports enthusiasts, it is really nice to see this type of enthusiasm return to Madison Square Garden, as evident during the days of Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Coach Pat Riley.
Immediately after landing on “greener grass,” Melo began to receive a fair amount of criticism and captious commentary before he suited up for the first time with his new team. Certain commentators cynically presented statements such as, “Carmelo will not help the Knicks win the championship,” “He finally got his wish to leave the Nuggets but he will not fit into Coach Mike D’Antoni’s offense,” and “Anthony’s trade and contract will hurt the Knickerbockers.”
Other critics questioned the underlying motives behind the move. For example, did Anthony’s wife La La Vasquez force him to leave Denver so that she could pursue her aspirations in a bigger market? Did Melo and La La make the transition solely so that they could move back home? Was Melo’s desire centered on a major media market where he could garner more money and fame and become an international celebrity? Or, did Anthony make the move because he was genuinely serious about winning a NBA championship?
Although interesting questions, no one really knows the impetus for the change in scenery save for Melo, La La and perhaps a select group of friends and family. In lieu of speculating, I think that it is plausible to analyze how Melo’s arrival will likely benefit the Knicks, business-wise, and Anthony himself. First, will Melo help the Knicks on the balance sheets? Absolutely! Objective data indicates that the Knicks is the NBA’s most valuable team with a worth of $655 million. Since signing Stoudemire, the Knicks have sold out their full-season ticket inventory for the first time in almost 10 years and inked a sponsorship deal with JPMorgan Chase that is valued at $30 million a year over 10 years.
(News One) – Moving from the Arizona desert to the bright lights of New York has given the Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire a way to express himself as a true fashion (power) forward. The NBA standout is now in talks to launch a possible fashion line, reports the New York Post. In September, the all-star told the Post that he’s long had a love of fashion so his jump into the world of haute couture isn’t a shocking move. “I love fashion…I love watches. I love shoes. I make sure that every time I step out of the house, I’m feeling comfortable and fashion-forward. Depending on the occasion, I dress the part,” he said in an interview with the paper’s Page Six Magazine.
(WSJ) If you tune into CBS’s coverage of the NCAA tournament, the announcer most likely to sound like he’s having the time of his life is Gus Johnson.
While he has become famous for his tournament buzzer-beater calls, Mr. Johnson, 42, is also the radio voice for the New York Knicks, NFL on CBS, games on the Big Ten Network and boxing and mixed martial arts for Showtime. He chatted with The Wall Street Journal in between assignments in Buffalo about the most memorable games he’s called, his popularity with sports bloggers and why he has his fingers crossed that LeBron James will sign with the Knicks.