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One of the many celebrity couples welcoming babies this spring/summer has just given birth! According to US Weekly, football player Reggie Bush and his fiancee Lilit Avagyan just welcomed a baby girl on Monday, May 6. A rep told the mag:
“Lilit gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. The tot weighed in at 8 pounds, 9 ounces.”
Less than a month ago, Bush, who is now a running back for the Detroit Lions, wrote about his family plans and how the couple will balance new parenthood with his career on the football team’s blog, saying:
My fiance’s name [is] Lilit. She’s Armenian and just got her citizenship, actually. She speaks Russian, Armenian, English, she’s learning Spanish now. She wants to speak Russian/Armenian to the baby first, which I like, because that way she grows up knowing multiple languages.
“The baby will be in LA. Well, she’s going to be in LA because her family lives 15-20 minutes away from us. So she’s going to need that support system while I’m here for a few days out of each week. Then I’ll be home. Depending on which week it is, I’ll be home on a Thursday or a Wednesday and come back here Sunday. I’ll just have to deal with travel. I’m going to rack up a lot of sky miles, I know that.
“I’m very excited. Very excited about the baby. It’s our first one and couldn’t have come at a better time. I don’t know if there’s ever a perfect time to have a baby because you can always find excuses like, ‘Well, I’m still trying to do this.’ I just think, for me, it came at a good time when I needed it to just kind of put in my head my direction in life. It just made it more simple. It couldn’t have come with a better person. Someone I really love and care about. It’s great. It really worked out perfect.
Glad things worked out so well for the couple. Congrats on the new bundle!
Awkward news for Kim Kardashian – her ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush just announced his current GF Lilit Avagyan is pregnant with his first child … and it BETTER not be a girl … or else.
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I know, I said I don’t like using the word homewrecker for cheating women, but Kim Kardashian has actually wrecked her own home a few times so I think the term is pretty applicable to her.
Not long after Kim announced her 72-day marriage was a done deal last year, there was speculation that she ditched being Mrs. Kris Humphries to run back into the arms of ex-boyfriend Reggie Bush, and since that time, the rumors haven’t slowed down. The latest word is that the two are friends—for now—because Kim wants to take things slow and heal from the divorce, but both love and miss one another and don’t know what may come in the future. So while things may be up in the air right now, according to sources, if they land with Reggie and Kim back together, I just want to know two things: where they do that at and what kind of Voodoo, Angelie Jolie magic spell does Kim puts on these men to keep her in their good graces?
I’m actually starting to think Ray J really was sexmatized by her. See, Kim has one of those relationship rap sheets that, if she was a man, would make a woman tell her girlfriend “run!” She cheated with Kanye West while she was with Reggie which in turn ruined Amber Rose and Kanye’s relationship—theft rumors aside—then she got married to Kris in what seemed to be nothing more than a money-making publicity stunt that ended two-and-a-half months later. Not to mention this was her second marriage, and if we believe what Ray J has to say about “KK” in his new tell-all, she was creeping on him too. Can someone point me to this girl’s redeeming quality? Just one.
I know, it’s Kim and Reggie’s business what they do with their hearts, but I find it surprising Reggie would even entertain Kim after all of this drama. Men typically aren’t the type to give second chances, especially after they’ve been cheated on, and particularly when it comes to dating a woman who’s run through quite a few of our nation’s major league athletes. The locker room jokes alone would be enough to make most men say her ample backside just ain’t worth it. But not Reggie, he loves him some Kim, which made me wonder why they broke up in the first place again.
Let the Kardashians tell it, Reggie wasn’t ready for rings and baby carriages so Kim decided to find someone who was—we see how well that worked out. Reggie’s camp, on the other hand, said it was Kim’s crazy “work” schedule and her need to continuously be in the spotlight that pushed him away. Kim has taken a little breather from the media attention since announcing her divorce—sort of—so maybe Reggie sees that change as a positive sign that they can have more candlelight dinners and less cameras. But if he’s expecting to wife someone who will be happy waiting for him at home after he comes back from training camp and who won’t cheat on him while he’s gone, I’m just not sure Kim is the one. What happened to his look-a-like Kim K girlfriend anyway? That’s just one more sign that ol’ boy’s got it bad.
What do you think about Kim and Reggie getting back together? Is he crazy in love or are they right for one another?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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At a certain point in your adulthood, you come to realize that looks don’t count for much. All you gotta do is remember that first time you got a chance to go out on a date with that super-fine co-worker only to have your excitement deflated by his boring personality. Good looks are undermined easily by unattractive character traits and just plain ol’ boring personalities.
Celebrities are often admired by their beauty, and I have been victimized by many a celebrity brothas’ fine physical features. You know I love me some Idris Elba of course. These other ones though..their looks faded amidst their other less-than-appealing factors.
Taye is fine but his corny disposition distracts from his natural good looks. When we’re thinking of hot Hollywood actor, Diggs certainly doesn’t come to mind.
It’s good to see Kanye’s consistent at least. We don’t have to worry anymore about whether Yeezy World Peace and Kim Kardashian were ever more than just friends because Amber Rose has confirmed that they definitely were. She told Star magazine:
“Kim is one of the main reasons why me and Kanye are not together. She’s a homewrecker!”
Amber says she was dating Kanye when he first hooked up with Kim, and that Kim was still with Reggie Bush at the time as well.
“They were both cheating,” Amber, said. “They were both cheating on me and Reggie with each other.”
Despite attempting to take the high road about the situation and get Kim to own up to her cheating ways, Amber says Kim was ruthless.
“She was sending pictures, and I was like, ‘Kim, just stop. Don’t be that person. I thought at least she’d be woman enough to respond to me. She never responded.”
“It’s very important that us women stick together and we don’t f**k each other over like that.”
Apparently Kim Kardashian doesn’t feel the same way. But, letting bygones be bygones, Amber said she got the last laugh in the end by finding “true love” with Wiz Kalifah.
“I want to thank her because if she was never a homewrecker, then I never would have met Wiz, and I wouldn’t be as happy as I am now.”
Considering Ye still seemed a little broken up over the end of his relationship with Amber when he shouted her out at a concert in Philly last year, I think Amber proves being happy is the best revenge.
Are we at all surprised by Kim?
Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.
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“Marc is DEFINITELY not getting paid,” the father of suspended USC athlete Marc Tyler recently told TMZ. “I don’t know what he was thinking when he said it.”
But it’s too late to take back those words, and the damage is done: The USC running back has been suspended because he publicly joked about being payed for playing football by the school.
The USC senior was suspended after saying into a TMZ camera: “USC … they breakin’ bread!” — or pay ballers, a taboo practice banned in college sports.
Following the university’s decision, head coach Lane Kiffin released a statement:
I was very disappointed when I learned of Marc Tyler’s inappropriate comments that were captured by the media last week. That is not the way that we expect our players to represent USC and our team.
I have consulted with athletic director Pat Haden and I am suspending Marc for our upcoming season opener and potentially further, and in the meantime I am also suspending him from all team activities.
Although Marc may find this punishment severe, it is imperative we continue to have a high standard for player behavior. Marc needs to work hard to show us that he can meet the standards of being a USC football player.
Marc has since offered sincere apologies. But that might not be enough in the wake of the recent scandal involving NFL star Reggie Bush.
Bush had his Heisman Trophy stripped from him last year when found guilty of numerous NCAA violations. While playing for USC, Bush received cash, gifts and other benefits according to the governing body. AOL News reports that as a result of findings against Bush and other students, “the NCAA hit USC’s football program with a two-year postseason ban, reduced scholarships for football and men’s basketball and put the school on probation through June 2014.”
Bush was the first player to be stripped of this prestigious trophy in the Heisman Trust’s 75-year history. The shame associated with this scandal must still be felt sharply in the football locker rooms of USC. It seems obvious that given such a difficult context, joking about getting paid to the number one gossip site in the world is the last thing a USC football player should do.
Even if Tyler is not getting paid, college sports are still a billion dollar industry, and are definitely run that way. Marc Tyler, who was filmed outside a club at the time of these statements, might want to learn to tone down the jocular chatting — if he wants to keep his (unpaid) job. No boss puts up with that type of lip.
There’s always some drama popping off surrounding professional athletes and their college sports past. Whether it’s Chris Webber being stripped of his contributions to the University of Michigan or Reggie Bush having to forfeit his Heisman Trophy, the stories keep pouring in about who illegally accepted pay for play. But are these athletes in the wrong? Shouldn’t they get paid for helping their respective universities generate millions of dollars? Well, TAP took to the streets of LA to find out what YOU thought about the pressing matter.
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Never in a million years would I have envisioned a player having to return their Heisman Trophy because of NCAA infractions. When I heard the news that the New Orleans Saints star running back and former USC standout Reggie Bush voluntarily forfeited the Heisman, I was somewhat shocked. To be sure, I am not taking up for Bush. Although he is an incredible athlete to watch on Sundays and Monday nights with the Saints, he was wrong for accepting money and other benefits from sports marketers during his tenure at USC. But, in fairness, it is relatively hypocritical to see the NCAA being an aggressive watchdog and enforcer, while concomitantly bringing in well over a half-billion dollars in revenue from college athletics.
It is safe to state that most stars in the big-money college sports such as football and basketball are African-American athletes who evolve from low-income and lower middle class status. Although these “amateur” athletes receive free tuition and education, room and board, and other benefits, most, if not all, of these stars remain significantly poor. Some critics and cynics would simply make the assertion that most college students are fiscally challenged. So, there should be no exceptions for student-athletes, even if they are the primary reasons why stadiums and arenas are jam-packed.
Do I disagree with the NCAA disallowing players from making money while they are students? Resoundingly, no! But, I do believe that the NCAA should implement at least several actions to help prevent even more major infraction cases, penalties and suspensions.
First, sports marketers are not regulated by the NCAA. This is a major problem. In a recent press conference, outspoken Alabama football coach Nick Saban stated that, “Agents should stop acting like pimps and instead act like grown men with integrity.” It is tragic that these “pimps” can provide star athletes with cash, employment, free professional and personal services, automobiles, homes, “bling” and other expensive items without any repercussions. Of course, some commentators would state that these star athletes should exercise self-control and not accept any of these items from agents. But, let’s be real. It is pretty difficult for these young kids who have no money to resist such temptations. The NCAA should regulate sports marketers, fine them for violations and stop expecting colleges to be responsible for these “pimps” interacting with their athletes.
Second, as Sports Illustrated’s Andy Staples once stated, “If a school considers a player so special that it believes putting his number on a replica jersey will bring in more cash, the player deserves a piece.” It is relatively tragic when the replica jersey of a star athlete is sold for at least $50, and the actual athlete does not receive anything.
An exemplary case occurred recently with Georgia receiver A.J. Green. After the Independence Bowl on last year, the star SEC receiver reportedly sold his jersey for nearly $1,000 to an agent and was recently suspended for four games. Was Green wrong for selling his jersey for such a significant amount? Absolutely. Should Green receive some profits from the sale of his replica jersey in Athens, Georgia and around the nation? In my professional opinion, I think he should but only after his eligibility with the university expires.
Third, the NCAA should allow colleges to give decent stipends to student-athletes up to an agreed limit. With the NCAA consistently bringing in revenue over $700 million, most coaches at major Division I colleges making over $750,000 and colleges raking in millions, it is relatively unjust for players not to receive anything. I truly believe that the frequency of infractions will significantly decrease if these players are giving an allowance to help them get by.
Until these real issues are addressed, college athletes will continue to get pimped not only by agents but also by the NCAA.