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    A Florida woman was arrested Wednesday for hiding her roommate’s body in a trash can so she could collect his Social Security benefits, authorities said. Michelle Haney, 48, told deputies she found her roommate, Jon Leonard, dead in their Bradenton mobile home in July, the Manatee County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. But instead of calling the sheriff’s office, Haney stuffed Leonard’s body in a closet for three weeks. When that short-sighted plan became unbearable, she put the rotting corpse in a trash bin and left it with a neighbor, authorities said. Haney allegedly told the neighbor she’d come back for the bin later. But after two months, Haney still hadn’t shown up. The neighbor decided to open the trash bin on Tuesday, and discovered Leonard’s still-decomposing body, authorities said. Haney later admitted to deputies she had hidden Leonard’s body so she could collect his Social Security checks....
    The games get bigger and bigger now — these final four games in a meaningful December that Giants fans have been longing for, a meaningful December watching a team growing up sooner than they expected before their eyes, led by a precocious rookie head coach who is already bringing back memories of exhilarating days when Bill Parcells and Tom Coughlin ruled the roost and roamed the sideline as football Gen. Pattons. Joe Judge’s vision of Giants fans proudly wearing their hats and T-shirts and jerseys again has come to fruition, the prospect of discovering the surprise gift of a dream team beneath their Christmas tree giving them a dream season during this pandemic nightmare making their Big Blue hearts sing and dance again. And his tough young franchise quarterback, Daniel Jones, desperately wanted the fortunes of his franchise in his hands again and gets it back from Colt McCoy...
    In one Little Rock, Arkansas, neighborhood, Christmas decorations speak volumes for Chris Kennedy. The Lakewood resident, who is black, was stunned last month to receive an anonymous letter cruelly attacking him for putting a large, inflatable black Santa Claus on his front lawn. “Please remove your negro Santa. You should not try to deceive children into believing that I am a negro,” said the letter, which was signed, “Santa Claus.” But then word of the divisive prank spread through Lakewood — and black Santas started showing up on lawns in solidarity. “I ordered the same one, and so did the Jones, and so did the Ketinas, and the Kellers next door got one,” Chip Welsch told CBS News.  “I thought it was a nice way to tell one of our neighbors that we weren’t like that.” “I think you have to speak out against racism, and I think the...
    Getty Linebacker Markus Golden #44 of the Arizona Cardinals. After re-signing on a one-year deal with the New York Giants in July, Markus Golden failed to ever find his footing with the new coaching staff in East Rutherford. Despite being fresh off a year in which he posted the first double-digit sack campaign from a Giants player since Jason Pierre-Paul’s 12.5 sacks ways back in 2014, Golden rarely managed to crack the rotation at outside linebacker and was eventually deemed expendable. In late October, the Giants dealt the 29-year-old to the Arizona Cardinals in what felt more like a dumping rather than a deal New York simply couldn’t afford to refuse. In return for Golden’s services, Big Blue received a meager 2021 sixth-round selection. Since then, New York has seen Kyler Fackrell and Oshane Ximines each join Lorenzo Carter on injured reserve....
    The owners of a home in England that is now host to Banksy’s latest artwork had been attempting to sell the place — and they say now that it’s still on the market. Banksy’s new artwork — titled “Aachoo!!” –features a woman sneezing out her dentures, and debuted early Thursday on a street corner home in Bristol. The British artist posted a photo of the mural on his Instagram page that same day, confirming he was the mastermind behind the piece. Reports later circulated that the homeowners delayed selling the home, but Nick Makin says that’s not true. Makin told the BBC his mother delayed selling the home for two days, but is moving forward with the sale. “It does increase the value, and you have to take a moment to think about it, but it’s not changing anything in terms of the house sale for us,” Makin said....
    The Yankees might be counting on their young pitchers more than ever before next season. With Masahiro Tanaka, J.A. Happ and James Paxton all on the free-agent market — and possibly gone from The Bronx for good — the Yankees have little rotation depth, but general manager Brian Cashman said last week they might stick with what they currently have behind Gerrit Cole. That could include Domingo German, who finished serving his suspension for violating MLB’s domestic violence protocols last year, and eventually Luis Severino, after the right-hander comes back from Tommy John surgery. Cashman called them “No. 2 [starters] at worst,’’ but the Yankees can’t count on too many innings from either starter due to their lack of action last season — which would leave them with Jordan Montgomery and some combination of Deivi Garcia, Clarke Schmidt, Mike King, Nick Nelson, Miguel Yajure and perhaps Jonathan Loaisiga. Nevertheless,...
    Simon Cowell is considering suing the e-bike company that sold him the high-powered two-wheeler he was almost killed riding, according to a new report. A former employee of the company Swind — which manufactures the EB-01 bike Cowell was flung from in August — claims the “America’s Got Talent” star is now weighing legal action that could seek up to $10 million in damages, The Sun reported. Cowell broke his back in three places while riding the $20,000 bike outside his Malibu mansion. He underwent a six-hour surgery to repair his spine, and doctors inserted a metal rod into his back. The Swind whistleblower claims the injuries could have been avoided. “That thing is a death trap and should never have been sold to Simon without him being taught how to use it,” The Sun source reportedly said. “I said to my boss, ‘Are you showing Simon how to...
    Getty Exciting UFC middleweight contender Kevin Holland picked up his fifth victory of 2020 at UFC 256 when he knocked out Jacare Souza in brutal fashion. And during his post-fight interview, “Trail Blazer” revealed that he’s willing to go for a sixth victory this year by challenging rising star Khamzat Chimaev. Holland (21-5), who is ranked No. 15 at middleweight, spoke with Joe Rogan after the contest. “I just love to fight,” he said. “I know my son doesn’t want me to say this right now but I know Chimaev was supposed to fight on December 19. He fights at ’85 and ’70, come back up to ’85.” Shots have been fired ????@Trailblaze2top called out @KChimaev for #UFCVegas17 on Dec. 19. pic.twitter.com/92B9Lf4spJ — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 13, 2020 Rogan asked Holland if he was trying to set up a fight between himself...
    When Jamie Dimon took over as CEO of JPMorgan Chase 15 years ago, he noticed something strange: Occupying the bank’s most expensive real estate, with prime Park Avenue views, was a floor full of computer servers. Dimon, according to JPMorgan insiders, asked why couldn’t those same servers be located in, say, Columbus, Ohio, where the real estate costs are much lower? I can’t tell you where JPMorgan eventually put those servers other than to say they aren’t located in the Big Apple anymore. And the same will soon be said of many other banks and financial businesses now seeking to move out of the once-friendly confines of New York City, which isn’t so friendly anymore. The trend has been a slow burn over the past two decades, but now it has kicked into high gear thanks to COVID, spiraling costs and a feckless political class that runs this city...
    Getty Troy Aikman During the New England Patriots‘ 24-3 loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Rams on Thursday night, Hall-of-Famer and Dallas Cowboys great Troy Aikman, who was providing color commentary for NFL Network made a harsh, but albeit truthful assessment of the team’s wide receiver group. Aikman said, “every one of them (the Patriots wide receivers) are playing a spot above where they should be.” Essentially, he means, Jakobi Meyers, who has established himself as the team’s No. 1 receiver, is at best a No. 2, Damiere Byrd is at best a No. 3, and so on down the line. Patriots players and fans may not like what Aikman said, but find me someone who can deliver a sensible argument that proves him wrong. Follow the Heavy on Patriots Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors, and content!...
    In the wake of the Mets’ selection of Jared Porter as their next general manager, I reached out to a longtime talent evaluator who has worked alongside Porter and got to know Sandy Alderson well during Alderson’s time at Major League Baseball’s central headquarters. “I can see how those two brains are wired pretty similarly,” the person opined, on the condition of anonymity, of Porter and Alderson. “They’re both very analytical, very process-oriented. I think that’s going to be a very interesting match together.” The Mets’ odyssey for a top baseball official, which started Nov. 7 when Alderson fired Brodie Van Wagenen and his top four deputies about an hour after Steve Cohen closed on his purchase of the team, landed on the 41-year-old Porter on Saturday, a long, strange trip from team president Alderson’s original plan — to land a big name to lead baseball operations — to...
    Getty Safe to say that Jayson Tatum (left) of the Celtics will not be traded for James Harden of the Rockets. Apparently, when it comes to shipping off to Boston, Rockets star James Harden feels the same way about the Celtics as they feel about him—thanks, but no thanks. That’s the sense after Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Harden has expanded his list of teams to which he would like to be traded to include Philadelphia, Brooklyn, Miami and Milwaukee. All are top Eastern Conference contenders. But the Celtics are conspicuously absent from the list. It’s unlikely that folks in the Boston organization are particularly upset, though. Former Herald beat writer Steve Bulpett reported last month that the Celtics poked into the possibility of trading for Harden but decided they were not interested. After looking into Harden, Bullpett wrote, the...
    A Virgin Galactic spacecraft didn’t get very far during a test flight on Saturday — instead gliding safely back to its New Mexico launch site after its rocket motor failed to ignite in mid-air. “The ignition sequence for the rocket motor did not complete. Vehicle and crew are in great shape,” the company tweeted at noon. “We have several motors ready at Spaceport America. We will check the vehicle and be back to flight soon.” The mishap happened moments after the spacecraft, with two pilots on board, was released from a special carrier jet at around 50,000 feet in the air. CEO Michael Colglazier said that the motor was supposed to ignite at that point. Instead, an alert was triggered indicating that there was a lost connection. The pilots made it back safely in Spaceport America. The company said its investigating what caused the malfunction. “As we do with...
    Getty ‘TODAY’ show anchor Craig Melvin paid tribute to his brother Lawrence Meadows on Instagram following his death at age 43. TODAY show anchor Craig Melvin announced on Instagram that his older brother, Reverand Dr. Lawrence Robert Meadows died following his battle with colon cancer. Meadows was 43. Meadows was first diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer at age 39 in 2016. Melvin’s brother, who worked as a Baptist minister and funeral home director in Spartanburg, South Carolina, died from complications of the illness on December 9, 2020. Melvin shared the tragic news on Instagram on Saturday afternoon. He sent his love and well-wishes to his sister-in-law, Angela, and his two nieces, Addie and Lawson. We lost our older brother this week. Lawrence Meadows was a husband (to Angela, his childhood sweetheart), father (to Addie, 11 and Lawson, 7) Baptist minister, entrepreneur,...
    Joe Biden’s not in the White House yet, but Beijing is already targeting his circle — even those close to them. Let’s hope that pushes the next president to rethink his out-of-date approach to the Communist colossus. China plays a long game, as the tale of accused spy Fang Fang shows. The young woman targeted up-and-coming politicians, and she had an eye for talent: Now-House Intelligence Committee member Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.) became one of her marks when he was a lowly city councilman. So Beijing’s drive to influence Biden’s team is “on steroids,” says top US counter-intelligence official William Evanina: “We’re starting to see that play across the country to not only the folks starting in the new administration, but those who are around those folks in the new administration.” “If I could communicate one thing to the American people,” Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe wrote in The...
    Getty In a recent Instagram story, Justin Bieber called out his wife Hailey for being “mean,” in the most tongue-in-cheek way possible. Bieber shared a bikini photo of his wife, writing on the photo, “This is literally mean to do to people Hailey. Ur too cute for your own good.” Both of the Biebers have been sharing photos of one another ad nausea in recent days. Justin in particular has shared a number of photos of Hailey posing in bathing suits. In one such photo he posted of Hailey in a hot pink bikini, he captioned it with a series of heart emojis. In another photo he shared to his Instagram story, he wrote, “um r u real” As for Hailey, she’s been sharing the love for married life, too. She posted a shirtless picture of her husband recently and captured it with one...
    The formula has been identified, and my, oh my, how razor-thin it appears to be. When a team scores 23, 22, 27 and 17 points in a four-game stretch, the results often are not easy on the eyes. Averaging barely more than 20 points is usually not enough for prolonged success. It is not a recipe to cook up much that is palatable in the standings. In that same span, the Giants allowed 20, 21, 17 and 12 points. Four games, 89 points scored, 70 points given up. The results — four consecutive victories — are dreamy for the Giants. The lack of any significant margin for error — every game is close, low scoring and down-to-the-wire — seems nightmarish for a first-year head coach, as every move he takes, every decision he makes can tilt the arrow toward a win or a loss. “Nope,’’ Joe Judge said. “Nope....
    Lisa Vanderpump is mourning the loss of her beloved Pomeranian pooch, “Giggy.” The “Vanderpump Rules” star announced the news on social media Saturday, saying she and her family are devastated. “He was truly loved & we know many of you loved him too,” she wrote on Twitter. “He inspired us to start our rescue & we will always be graateful. Giggy’s legacy lives on, with every dog @vanderpumpdogs saves. RIP Giggy, we love you,” she wrote. The “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” alum said on Instagram that Giggy was the main reason she started The Vanderpump Dog Foundation in 2016, “to save as many dogs as possible.” “He was truly loved, and we know how many of you loved him too,” she wrote. “Our sweet Gigolo was such an incredible, unique dog.” In March 2019, Vanderpump told BravoTV.com that Giggy had alopecia, a condition that causes hair to fall...
    Getty Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. The New York Giants are in the midst of the NFL’s second-longest active winning streak. Ripping off four victories in a row, the G-Men have catapulted themselves atop the NFC East, earning interest league-wide across NFL viewers. On the other hand, New York’s divisional foes, the Dallas Cowboys, have been all but left for dead, dropping seven of their last eight games and owning just nine victories on the season. Without Dak Prescott at their disposal, the Cowboys’ on-field performance has drastically deteriorated, as has country-wide interest regarding the team. This is why earlier this week the NFL announced that the Dec. 20 49ers-Cowboys game, initially scheduled for 8:20 p.m. ET, had been moved to 1:00 p.m. ET. In a corresponding move, the league flexed the Browns-Giants game to the primetime slot on Sunday Night. ALL the...
    An alligator rumored to have been Hitler’s personal pet passed away in May at the ripe old age of 84 at the Moscow Zoo – and to honor him, he will be stuffed for posterity and put on display at the city’s Darwin Zoo. The gator, named Saturn, was born in the wild in Mississippi in 1936 and was originally gifted to the Berlin Zoo that same year. He was held in Hitler’s private collection of animals and found by British soldiers in Berlin after WWII and gifted to the Russians. There are local myths that between the bombing of Berlin and his rescue, Saturn spent years hiding in sewers and basements. Dimitry Vasilyev, a vet at Moscow Zoo, told the Star there was no doubt Hitler admired the alligator. “The installation of Saturn in the permanent exhibition is the culmination of six months of work by our taxidermists,”...
    Getty Ex-Giants OL Jamon Brown. There was a point a few seasons ago where Jamon Brown looked like he could be the answer at right guard for the New York Giants. Originally a third-round pick of the then-St. Louis Rams, Brown was claimed off of waivers in October of 2018. The former Louisville standout went on to appear in eight games with the Giants that year, all starts. However, after an Olivier Vernon, Odell Beckham Jr. trade the following offseason yielded Kevin Zeitler from the Browns, Jamon was deemed expendable, eventually inking a  three-year, $18.75 million deal with the Atlanta Falcons. Unfortunately, since then it’s been nothing but downhill for Brown. From being benched with the Falcons, to lasting nine days with the Chicago Bears, to becoming a meme with the Philadelphia Eagles for his comically inept play (more on this later)....
    By now, you probably know that the Jets’ unspeakable last-second meltdown last Sunday against the Raiders came exactly 50 years to the day after they lost an eerily similar game to their old AFL rivals, when Daryle Lamonica completed a 33-yard TD pass to Warren Wells with :01 left in the game, giving Oakland a… ShareFacebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Victoria-Gosling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR UncategorizedWashington envoys will watch Monday recount in NY’s 22nd District Uncategorized‘Significant’ Knicks change is eye-opening UncategorizedNYC enjoys ‘last supper’ before Cuomo, weather ruin restaurant diningTop ArticlesCharlie Blythe: TikTok User’s Rich Parents Behavior Goes Viral December 4, 2020Brandy Vaughan Dead: Learn the Risk Founder Dies December 9, 2020Click & Carry on ‘Shark Tank’: 5 Fast Facts You Need... December 12, 2020Alfred Bourgeois to be Executed for Brutal Murder of Toddler December 11, 2020Britney Spears’ Boyfriend Will Star in ‘The Family Business’ December 8, 2020Caitlyn Kaufman:...
    Getty Jeff Heath & Johnathan Abram of the Las Vegas Raiders. Injuries have really begun to pile up for the Las Vegas Raiders, especially on defense. The defensive line and secondary have been torn to shreds by injury. Things appear to be getting worse before they get better as the team announced that safety Jeff Heath is headed to the injured reserve. Heath came to the team as a free agent this offseason after spending seven years with the Dallas Cowboys. He’ll now have to be out for at least three weeks. If he returns, it will be just in time for a potential playoff run. Heath has played well for the Raiders this season. He leads the team with three interceptions and doesn’t make a ton of mistakes. It remains to be seen if the team will try to sign a...
    ALBANY — The feds will be keeping a close eye on the razor-close and yet-uncalled congressional race in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. The House of Representatives has notified several county board of elections that they’ll be sending envoys up to observe recounts slated to start Monday.  The contest between incumbant Democratic Rep. Anthony Brindisi and Republican Claudia Tenney is the state’s only race that has not yet been certified by the state BOE. The contest been tied up in court since Election Day, with Tenney currently leading by a razor thin, 12-vote margin.  Several upstate counties were ordered by Oswego state Supreme Court Justice Scott DelConte last week to go back and fix any errors associated with at least 2,000 challenged absentee and discarded affidavit ballots. On Friday, election commissioners in Madison and Herkimer counties received phone calls “on behalf of the House of Representatives,” giving them a...
    Getty Dominique Dafney #23 of the Iowa Hawkeyes blocks the punt of Blake Gillikin #93 of the Penn State Nittany Lions on October 27, 2018 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. The Green Bay Packers are making a few changes at the tight end spot with yet another young talent at the position currently out of the picture. The Packers promoted rookie tight end Dominique Dafney from the practice squad to their 53-man roster on Saturday afternoon and signed another tight end —  former Detroit Lions seventh-round pick Isaac Nauta — to fill his leftover practice-squad slot. The #Packers are signing TE Dominique Dafney to the active roster from the practice squad, source said. An opportunity for the former Indiana St WR. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) December 12, 2020 The positional boost comes just one day after the Packers ruled out...
    It’s one preseason game against a projected bottom-feeder, an extremely tiny sample size that should be taken with several grains of salt. It was just 48 minutes of exhibition basketball. Much more has to be seen before anything can truly be made of it. Nevertheless, it was easy for Knicks fans to get carried away. Their team defended. They were physical and intense. They challenged passes. They contested at the 3-point line. They defended the rim. New coach Tom Thibodeau’s defensive fingerprints were all over the performance, a 90-84 victory Friday night at Detroit in front of no fans due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “It’s been a pretty significant change I would say,” Julius Randle said over Zoom on Saturday, comparing the change defensively to what he saw last year in his first season as a Knick. “Just how we practice, how we go about it from day-to-day process...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James. If you thought the Los Angeles Lakers already were stacked with talent, they could have a hidden gem on their roster. Last postseason, the team shocked the world when they gave Talen Horton-Tucker a shot to play against the Houston Rockets. Instead of folding under the pressure, Horton-Tucker played well and with confidence. Heading into this upcoming season, expectations have been raised for the young guard. The Lakers are stacked with veteran talent but Horton-Tucker proved that he deserves playing time with a 19 point and nine rebound performance against the Clippers in the first game of the preseason. The Lakers have sung his praises before but it seems like they’re legitimately expecting big things from him. LeBron James had some very strong thoughts about his young teammate. Telling you right now! This kid is...
    New Yorkers are enjoying their ‘Last Suppers” at bars and restaurants this warm weekend — a final hurrah before new state restrictions and colder weather sends everyone back home to eat. Gov. Cuomo’s new ban on indoor dining goes into effect Monday; meanwhile, temperatures will dip below freezing next week, dampening the appetite for outdoor dining. So the city’s surviving restaurant and bar owners are bracing for yet more red ink — and foodies are jamming into the most popular restaurants before it’s back to a steady diet of takeout and their own kitchen stove concoctions. Even with weather in the mid-50s Saturday, most diners still preferred to eat indoors for one last time. “We’re just enjoying our last few pints before everything shuts down,” said Wolfgang Nugent, 34, as he watched soccer with pal John O’Reilly, 26, at St. James’ Gate on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. “Everyone wants...
    Actor Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister was eager to be vaccinated for COVID-19, he said in a final interview given less than a week before his death, as he was struggling with coronavirus symptoms.  Lister, 62, was found dead in his Marina Del Rey apartment Thursday afternoon, following a months-long battle with the virus.   Despite his ailing health, a newly released clip of Lister’s interview with radio personality Brandon Jay shows the “Friday” actor remained hopeful until the end.   “Hollywood gonna crank all the way back up in January,” Lister predicted. “They got the vaccine . . . give it a couple months, and I’m taking it. I’m taking that vaccine.” Lister, who was wearing a mask throughout the interview conducted via webcam for Jay’s podcast, said he was inspired by the bipartisan show of confidence in the vaccine expressed by three ex-presidents.  “Obama, Bush, and Clinton are taking it together...
    ABC The Bachelor Listen to Your Heart judges. For the first time since its premiere, Bachelor in Paradise did not air this year. However, Bachelor Nation was introduced to a new show playing up the franchise’s proclivity to cast aspiring singers. The Bachelor Presents: Listen to Your Heart made its ABC debut in April. Now, it seems, at least one of its stars is open to making their way to paradise when it returns in 2021. An early fan-favorite on the show, Rudi Gutierrez answered questions from her followers on her Instagram Story. When one fan asked if she would be willing to go on Bachelor in Paradise, Gutierrez said, “Yeah, I would for sure go on Bachelor in Paradise, even though I’d probably just wind up getting my heart broken all over again.” Contestants from Bachelor Nation’s previous spinoff, Winter Games,...
    The Rev. Al Sharpton could be spreading more than the gospel from his new $2 million digs at the luxury Bristol Plaza on the Upper East Side. The 66-year-old activist and MSNBC host has been forgoing a mask in the building’s common areas including the elevators and gym, according to a resident. The Bristol Plaza is home to many senior citizens and also offers temporary apartments for cancer patients and others getting treatment at nearby Memorial-Sloan Kettering and other hospitals, the resident said. In fact, Sharpton has been posting maskless videos of his “morning thoughts” from the building’s gym to his Instagram account. Although the gym appears empty, masks are mandatory. And the condo building’s rules say “our residents are required to wear a mask or face covering whenever they leave their apartment, even if they do not go outside of the building.” Violators are subject to a warning...
    Keyshia Cole, Ashanti Verzuz Battle Postponed Due To Covid Per Report | Heavy.com Heavy.com Entertainment Updated Dec 12, 2020 at 6:23pm According to popular celebrity news source, The Jasmine Brand, tonight’s verzuz battle between Ashanti and Keyshia Cole has been postponed. According to the site: it was a covid-related incident involving Ashanti’s inner circle. According to reports, Ashanti and Keyshia Cole’s verzuz battle is cancelled. Heavy.com’s Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson breaks it down. ShareFacebook Twitter Pinterest Linkedin ReddIt Victoria-Gosling RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Breaking NewsCharley Pride Dead: Cause of Death Is COVID-19 Complicatios EntertainmentCodi on ‘Shark Tank’: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know 20/20Is Rodney Reed Guilty or Innocent? The Evidence Against HimTop ArticlesCharlie Blythe: TikTok User’s Rich Parents Behavior Goes Viral December 4, 2020Brandy Vaughan Dead: Learn the Risk...
    Porn star Kendra Sutherland finally went too far for Instagram. The social site pulled down her verified account — followed by 2.2 million fans — after she livestreamed her topless self doing a naughty act, then suggested she could get away with her shenanigans because she was having an affair with Instagram CEO Adam Mosseri. Sunderland, 25, known for filming a sex scene in the library of Oregon State University, started her accusations about Mosseri, who is married with three kids, when she posted a topless photo of herself several weeks ago and told her followers she could put up the picture because she was “blowing” the “CEO of Instagram,” according to screengrabs captured by the Daily Beast. Despite complaints from users, Instagram claimed Sunderland’s post didn’t go against community guidelines. But Instagram did an about-face after Sunderland’s Instagram Live post Wednesday night. Bragged Sunderland: “Hey guys! I just...
    Patrick Smith/Getty Images Robert Spillane of the Pittsburgh Steelers returns an interception for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens on November 01, 2020. On Saturday the Pittsburgh Steelers made a series of roster moves, all of which involved the linebacker position(s). Most notably, the team placed inside linebacker Robert Spillane on injured reserve, meaning he will not be permitted to play again until the season-finale at Cleveland (Jan. 3, 2021). Spillane suffered a knee injury during Pittsburgh’s last game (versus Washington). His injury is particularly untimely, as fellow inside linebacker Vince Williams was added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list earlier this week, so neither Spillane nor Williams will be available Sunday at Buffalo. With recent trade acquisition Avery Williamson the only ‘natural’ inside linebacker remaining on the active roster, the Steelers also elevated Tegray Scales from the practice squad to the active/inactive roster....
    The Aztecs didn’t mess around. A tower of human skulls dating back to the 15th century has been found near the Metropolitan Cathedral in the center of Mexico City. 119 skulls of men, women and children were found by a team of archeologists on the eastern façade of the tower that was originally discovered in 2017, according to the Guardian. Mexico City was originally part of the Aztec capital, Tenochtitlan, and, according to the Guardian, the tower of skulls is thought to a part of the Huey Tzompantli, an arrangement of skulls meant to scare Spanish conquistadores, including Hernán Cortés, when they captured the city in 1521. “The Templo Mayor continues to surprise us, and the Huey Tzompantli is without doubt one of the most impressive archaeological finds of recent years in our country,” the Mexican culture minister, Alejandra Frausto, said in a statement. The skulls of women and...
    December 12, 2020 | 5:06pm 1 of 18 2 of 18 FLASH POINT : Ashley Graham gives a behind-the-scenes look at her taped-up chest from a Vogue Italia shoot.Instagram 3 of 18 YEE HAW: Cardi B says “I ride it better,” while posing at a horse stable.Instagram 4 of 18 PETAL PUSHER: Lupita Nyong’o mugs with a rose in her mouth, as the premiere date for her movie “Black Panther 2” gets pushed back.Instagram 5 of 18 IT’S HER LIFE: Gwen Stefani sparkles while on the set of “The Voice.”Instagram 6 of 18 ONE HAPPY FAMILY: Jennifer Lopez’s twins, Max and Emme, 12, “still want to sit on mama’s lap” in...
    MTV “Teen Mom 2” star Tyler Baltierra posted a cryptic message after his wife, Catelynn, revealed she suffered a miscarriage on Thanksgiving day this year. Teen Mom 2 star Tyler Baltierra posted a cryptic message via Instagram on December 10, days after his wife, Catelynn, revealed she suffered a miscarriage on Thanksgiving day this year. Tyler said the poem was written when things were “heavy.” The MTV star shared a picture of the woods and then posted the poem in the caption. Every time I look in my mindI only find nothing but liesI just want to feelSomething that is realI don’t care if it’s painI just want somethingI don’t want to dieI want safe space to crySomeone please help meRelease all these memoriesI don’t seek any pityI just want someone to hear meI don’t need any sympathyI just need someone to...
    As many as four people have been shot in Brooklyn, police said. The shooting took place at 574 Warren St., in Boerum Hill. One doorman said he heard five to seven shots during the Saturday afternoon incident. “Being across the street from construction, I thought it was just a hammer or something. Then I saw the ambulances and everything running by,” Giovanni Rojas, 30, told The Post. Police radio broadcasts reported four people had been shot by a suspect who sped off in a red sedan that fled on 3rd Avenue toward Baltic Street. Neighbors were shocked by the broad daylight gunfire. “It has to be some gang s–t. That’s the only thing that it could be,” said one man who couldn’t get into his apartment building because of the crime scene. “That’s the only knuckleheads that would come out here and shoot people nowadays.” “All I know...
    Charley Pride, the first black country music superstar, died Saturday of complications from COVID-19. He was 86. The trailblazer charted 29 No. 1 hits and another 21 Top 10 singles between the 1960s and 1980s, including “Is Anybody Goin’ to San Antone” and “Mountain of Love.”  Pride enjoyed his greatest success in the 1970s, becoming the best-selling performer for RCA Records since Elvis Presley. His final performance was on Nov. 11, when he received the Country Music Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award at Nashville’s Music City Center. He brought down the house with his hit “Kiss An Angel Good Mornin’.”  One of 11 children born to a sharecropper in Sledge, Mississippi, Pride served in the Army, worked at a Missouri smelting plant, and tried several times to break into big-league baseball — including pitching for the Yankees’ Birmingham farm club and a tryout with the Mets — before moving to Nashville...
    Getty Former Raiders DB Charles Woodson. With the season nearing its end, the Las Vegas Raiders are starting to get hit with a lot of injuries in the defensive backfield. The team is still very much in the playoff race but it’s going to be difficult to win a lot of games with so many injuries. One fan suggested to Raiders legend Charles Woodson that he should come out of retirement for just a few games. Woodson revealed what it would take for him to return but it probably wasn’t the answer fans were hoping for. If being a professional football watcher is acceptable I’m in???? — Charles Woodson (@CharlesWoodson) December 12, 2020 There are probably plenty of Raider fans who would pay just to watch Woodson watch football games. At 44 years old, there’s no way the future Hall of Famer...
    A New Mexico art collective is spurring outrage and ire for their pandemic relief fundraiser. The Albuquerque art group, Antlion Entertainment Art Collective, was originally supposed to be “Sit on Santa’s Lap” but, due to a typo, turned into “Sit on Satan’s Lap”. “There was actually a typo, a clerical error and I just kind of rolled with it because everyone needs the money, money is tight right now,” an anonymous artist behind the fundraiser told local news station KRQE. The artist now wants to be referred to as “Satan” although it is unclear if it is his lap people will be sitting on. The event is scheduled to take place at the University of New Mexico’s Johnson Field on Dec. 19 and costs $6.66 to attend. “They’re hosting an event where I will be behind a barrier with only my knee exposed and so children can sit on...
    A video has the internet crying with laughter after documenting one woman’s quest to cross an icy sidewalk that has some comparing her quest to 2020 as a whole. In the video, presumably taken in Ukraine, several people are seen slipping down the sloping sidewalk before the hapless woman comes along, trying to traverse it. One man, clinging to a wall, tries to help her several times before giving up and sliding away. The undeterred woman then tries crawling toward her destination of stairs before standing up and sliding back again. Finally, the woman gives up and slips, slides and stumbles her way across a cobblestone street out of sight. Comments included: “Some say she is still sliding to this day”; “I was having a pretty s–tty day, but this put a smile on my face. Well done sir.”; “LOL the person that tried helping them went “well I...
    Getty Images LeBron James of the Los Angeles Lakers. LeBron James delivered a stern message to the rest of his NBA this week as his defending champion Los Angeles Lakers gear up for a title defense. James posted some photos welcoming the new season with the caption: “Year 18. Back at it! Let’s get it.” But what caught some attention was his hashtag — #KingMe, a changeup from #WashedKing, which became his trademark last year. With another title and Finals MVP under his belt, James could be sending a message when it comes to the GOAT — greatest of all-time — conversation. James started using the “Washed King” hashtag last season, a way to call out those who doubted he could return to form after an injury and a disappointing 2019-20 season that saw him miss the playoffs for the first time...
    OUCH! An Instagrammer has documented her tortuous, years-long struggle to get a “perfect” hourglass figure using “waist-trainer” corsets — and now has a tiny 16-inch waist. On her account @curvaceous_sammm shows photos of herself in and out of corsets, and claims that her waist, uncorseted, is now 22 inches, down from the original 30. But she’s still not happy. “I’m already at my goal 16-inch corseted waist, but I’m attempting to close my 15-inch corset,“ Sammy told the Star. Corsets can give semi-permanent results by moving “floating” ribs and shifting organs – something Sammy claims doesn’t have to be painful.  “It’s only painful if you rush and don’t purchase a proper fitting corset,” she told the Star. “If there’s any pinching, numbness, pain, raw skin, large gaps at the ribs or hips when the corset is closed then those are signs of an ill-fitting corset.” But while fans lap...
    Getty If you don’t quite understand how somebody like YouTuber Logan Paul was able to land a superfight boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., you certainly are not alone. According to Paul, even he’s not super sure how he got the gig. The 25-year-old American revealed to Showtime’s Brendan Schaub over the weekend how his upcoming Mayweather vs. Paul boxing exhibition bout came to be. You can watch Paul try to explain how it happened below. @LoganPaul x Floyd Mayweather #Foodtruckdiaries @btbshowtime Enjoy.???? https://t.co/VRlRrTnyNs ???? pic.twitter.com/S3JDmLpZGk — Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) December 12, 2020 Follow the Heavy on UFC Facebook page for the latest breaking news, rumors and content!Paul Couldn’t Believe Offer“None of this is comprehensible,” Paul said. “This makes no f****** sense! My manager, six months ago, comes up to me. He says, ‘Logan, would you fight Floyd Mayweather?’” Paul said he didn’t...
    Who’s ready for fight night? Live from the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada, it’s UFC 256! Three weeks after UFC 255, a slew of the top fighters in the sport return for UFC 256. Same venue, same headliner… but could tonight’s event produce a different result? Fresh off his win over Alex Perez at UFC 255, UFC Flyweight Champion Deiveson Figueiredo returns to the octagon to put his title on the line against Brandon Moreno. On the undercard, Tony Ferguson battles Charles Oliveira, Mackenzie Dern and Virna Jandiroba collide, and Kevin Holland and Ronaldo Souza square off. Get excited, sports fans. It’s fight night! Here’s how to watch UFC 256 live online.WHAT TIME IS UFC 256?UFC 256 officially begins tonight (December 12) at 7:30 p.m. ET with preliminary bouts on ESPN 2, ESPN+, ESPN Deportes, and Fight Pass. The main card, which you can purchase through ESPN+, is...
    Hunter Biden failed to disclose $400,000 in payments he received from the Ukrainian energy company Burisma on his tax returns according to yet more revelations contained on his Delaware laptop, according to NBC News. “In 2014 you joined the Burisma board and we still need to amend your 2014 returns to reflect the unreported Burisma income,” wrote Hunter Biden’s business partner Eric Schwerin in a 2017 email, NBC reported. In 2014, Hunter Biden’s father — President-elect Joe Biden — was serving as vice president of the United States. Hunter Biden sat on the board of Burisma from 2014 to 2019. The story bandwagons onto a series of exclusive reports about the Biden laptop published by The Post in October. NBC News was provided the email by Robert Costello, an attorney for Rudy Giuliani and noted that they “could not independently verify whether the email is authentic and unaltered.” The story by...
    When Corinne Foxx started modeling at age 19, she received a call from a friend of her father who wanted to impart some wisdom. Of course, since her dad is Oscar and Grammy winner Jamie Foxx, it wasn’t just any friend. “My dad had Channing Tatum call me,” Corinne — who is starring in the new Disney+ movie “Safety” —  told The Post. “[Tatum] said, ‘Do not let them take your worth away from you. I want you to be careful because they can ­really tear you down in that industry.’ ” That pep talk, as well as ones from her dad, sharpened Corinne’s confidence. But it didn’t make her want to go into show business. Yes, the Los Angeles native (who is very private about her mother, Connie) grew up on the red carpet: Besides being her father’s adorable plus-one at premieres, she was Miss Golden Globe in 2016. She has...
    The COVID-19 vaccine can’t arrive soon enough for New York, which is getting deadlier by the day. New York City saw 2,575 new coronavirus cases Saturday and 116 deaths over the last week. The rate of city residents testing positive on COVID tests over seven days rose to 6.26% Saturday, almost a full percentage point over Friday’s 5.35%. The number of those hospitalized across the state rose to 5,321 Thursday, a level last seen in May. The Pfizer vaccine is expected to be in the hands of local hospitals Monday morning, with healthcare workers getting their shots within hours of arrival. Pfizer has said the vaccine is 95 percent effective after two doses. “I’m beyond excited with the prospect  of having the one tool that we know will stop this terrible pandemic,” said Susan Mashni, the Mount Sinai health system’s chief pharmacy officer. “To be able to have the first...
    There’s quarantine – and then there’s quarantining like Mark Wahlberg. “Ted” star is in Australia to film a commercial for Ladbrokes and, instead of doing his government-mandated quarantine in a luxury hotel, Wahlberg received government permission to self-isolate with his crew at a luxury retreat outside of Byron Bay to the tune of $400,000. The retreat – which starts at $2,500 a night – is also outfitted with a round-the-clock security team “including two NSW police officers, to ensure that the “Boogie Nights” hunk will be safe at all times and is following quarantine protocol,” the Daily Mail reports. There is also a private ambulance on standby and the retreat, with all the extras, will cost Wahlberg (or the production company) almost half a million dollars. After his quarantine, Wahlberg will shoot the commercial in Sydney before returning to his wife and kids in Beverly Hills. But while he’s...
    Getty Buffalo Bills wide receiver Isaiah McKenzie celebrates with teammates after scoring a touchdown against the San Francisco 49ers. The season is far from over, but the Buffalo Bills can clinch their third playoff appearance in four years this week. If the Bills earn a win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday, along with losses by the Baltimore Ravens, Miami Dolphins, and Las Vegas Raiders, the Bills could return to the playoffs for the second straight year after losing to the Houston Texans in the AFC Wild Card game last season. Another appearance in the playoffs would be a significant step forward for the Bills after they ended a 17-year playoff drought in 2017, but fell to the Jacksonville Jaguars in the AFC Wild Card game. With rookie Josh Allen at the helm, the Bills regressed in 2018 but returned to the...
    With the nights getting longer and pandemic shut-ins getting lonelier, sales of sex dolls to New York City residents are blowing up! When it comes to the $2,000 to $3,000 love dolls, New Yorkers are the top of the hedonistic heap, with the Big Apple topping all other US cities in purchases this year, followed by Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas, according to city-based purveyor Bryan Gill, who runs Silicon Wives. Nationally, sales are up 25% in 2020 compared to 2019, Gill said. In New York City, sales have spiked 65% compared to 2019, Gill added, noting Brooklyn residents (50%) are far and away coughing up the most for silicon companionship followed by Queens (18%), The Bronx (14%), Staten Island (11%) and Manhattan (7%). Another company, Miami-based SexDollGenie, claims sales in the city this year have skyrocketed 218% from 2019 and close to 1,000 of the the life-like dolls...
    Getty As the first game of the preseason is fastly approaching, the starting lineup for the Golden State Warriors is starting to become more concrete. The Warriors have been a victim to injury and health issues during the entire offseason. With the absence of James Wiseman, Kevon Looney is looking like the front-runner for the starting position at center. After starting for three Looney is making a case to be the team’s first-string center for the foreseeable future. training camp practices, Looney is making a case to be the team’s first-string center for the foreseeable future. GettyLooney Seems to be Part of the PlanJoining Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson on the bench last season for the Warriors, Kevon Looney missed 40 games due to an accumulation of different injuries for the 2019-2020 NBA season. The 2019 first-rounder suffered from different injuries during the regular...
    A five-year-old elephant has fallen victim to a deadly virus at an upstate zoo — the second to die in the same week, according to a report. Batu died early Friday morning, three days after the death of his younger brother Ajay at the Rosamund Gifford Zoo in Syracuse, according to NBC. Both elephants succumbed to Endotheliotropic Herpes Virus, a strain of herpes that targets Asian elephants. Batu had been in treatment for more than a week when a blood test came back positive for the elephant virus. He was given blood transfusions and medication but the virus raged out of control, said the zoo’s director Ted Fox. “Although we knew this could happen, it’s hard to accept,” Onondaga County Executive Ryan McMahon told NBC. “Words can’t begin to express our sadness and grief. Yet we know that as heartbroken as we are, our elephant team and our zoo...
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, a leading candidate to become the ranking Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has railed about the corruption of Donald Trump’s judicial appointments, where corruption is defined as following the wishes of large conservative donors and enacting the Republican agenda. Other commentators have argued that the president’s judicial appointments put the American experiment in democracy at risk. Ian Bassin, the leader of a left-wing group called Project Democracy, stated that “History is replete with examples of countries that … lost” democracy “because they allowed raw power grabs to capture and corrupt courts.” But the judges whom Trump has appointed have turned out to be singularly uncooperative conspirators in the assault that Whitehouse and Bassin claim to fear. Not one Trump-appointed judge has supported the president’s claims of a stolen election. The Supreme Court this week unanimously refused to take up the case challenging his loss in...
    Getty Chicago Bears HC Matt Nagy It has been an eventful few months for Chicago Bears wide receiver Javon Wims. The third-year wideout was suspended for two games by the NFL after he punched Saints defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson multiple times for no good reason. Then, a few weeks later, Wims decided to click ‘like’ on a fan’s comment that said Chicago was “where receivers go to die.” Whether the Bears are aware of Wims’ social media activities is unclear — although they’d have to be utterly oblivious if they weren’t — but it is clear they don’t plan on reprimanding him anymore this season — and that’s something that has ruffled some feathers, particularly amongst Chicago-based media. Follow the Heavy on Bears Facebook page, where you can weigh in on all the latest Bears-related breaking news, rumors, content and more!Chicago-Based Analysts Blast Bears...
    City Hall and the NYPD  knew in advance that an Orthodox synagogue would hold a massive funeral in Williamsburg Monday, and begged leaders to comply with COVID-19 restrictions — to no avail, The Post has learned. In pleas before the event, Mayor de Blasio’s representatives, including Pinny Ringel, the mayor’s liaison to the Orthodox Jewish community, asked the Yetev Lev D’Satmar temple at 152 Rodney St. to hold the funeral more safely outside, or at least require that everyone wear masks. The Satmar sect leaders refused, agreeing only to announce that masks were available at the door, sources revealed. When officials threatened to shut down the funeral, the synagogue leaders dared them to do so, saying in essence: “Go ahead, make a spectacle,” a source said. “They asked the synagogue to at least make sure to keep the press out so authorities aren’t embarrassed,” said a person with knowledge...
    Getty Los Angeles Lakers center Montrezl Harrell. After much anticipation, Montrezl Harrell made his Los Angeles Lakers debut on Friday night against his former team. Though it was just a preseason game, Harrell looked very impressive. He scored 13 points and grabbed 12 rebounds in the 87-81 win over the Clippers. Harrell was with the Clippers for a long time and there were a number of players who were surprised when he signed with the Lakers. Patrick Beverley was among the guys who seemed bummed out that Harrell left. While they were talking a bit of trash during Friday’s game, the two men did end up sending positive messages to each other. You know it g started my career out wit you my g all love — Montrezl Harrell (@MONSTATREZZ) December 12, 2020 ALL the latest Los Angeles Lakers news straight to...
    Their names haunt me: Patience, Revelation and Rejoice.  Patience was 13. Revelation was 6. Rejoice was 4. They are the names of three of the youngest victims of a Christian massacre unfolding in Africa.  They weren’t the only young victims slain in the same attack in the Nigerian village of Gonan Rogo earlier this year.  The terrorists killed at least 20 that evening as they went from house to house yelling “Allahu Akbar” along the way. They also put a bullet in the head of a 3-month-old and hacked a 6-year-old to death. We don’t know their names. We do know the name of a 14-year-old girl who was murdered along with her grandparents.  Her name was Blessing.  This horror wasn’t even the work of the infamous Boko Haram insurgents who’ve long terrorized Nigeria’s northeast. These massacres came at the hands of a group of radicalized Fulani tribesmen who...
    Getty Stephen Curry #30 of the Golden State Warriors celebrates during the game between the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Golden State Warriors. The Golden State Warriors are going into the 2020-21 NBA season shorthanded. Just a few weeks ago they lost their All-Star shooting guard Klay Thompson to a right Achilles tear and will be without him the entire season. More recently, two of their key players tested positive for coronavirus. Both James Wiseman, the #2 overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft, and Draymond Green, former Defensive Player of the Year, both were held out of practices all week due to their diagnosis and may miss the preseason altogether. With so many people missing it will put even more pressure on the team’s former two-time MVP, Steph Curry, to shoulder the load as well as the newly acquired Kelly Oubre Jr.,...
    More from: Raise taxes on the rich, who are already heading for the exits!  Ban cars in Manhattan!  Put up the homeless in office buildings!  A dozen-odd candidates have tossed their hats in the ring to be New York City’s next mayor. Most are so far-left, so out of touch with the Big Apple’s actual needs, they make the current mayor seem as centrist as a 1960s “Rockefeller Republican.”  To judge them by their words, even the least loony in the field is enough to send the most passionate New Yorker to the exits. Their statements on such key issues as policing, homelessness, taxation and quality of life range from merely silly to borderline insane.  They’ve all got their eyes on the June 22 Democratic primary — decisive in a city where registered Democrats outnumber Republicans by more than six to one. It’s no wonder that most candidates lean liberal-and-beyond...
    Getty Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass kicks a field goal against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday Night Football Having a big impact as a rookie can be difficult enough, but some first-year players make enough of an impact to shape the outcome of a postseason race. Earlier this week, Buffalo Bills kicker Tyler Bass was named as one of those rookies. On Thursday, NFL.com Senior Analyst Gil Brandt released a list of 12 rookies who have the ability to shape a team’s postseason race. Los Angeles Rams running back Cam Akers topped the list and Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, Baltimore Ravens running back J.K. Dobbins, Washington Football Team running back Antonio Gibson, and Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson rounded out the top five. Bass came at the very end of the list at No. 12 and was the only...
    A majority of voters do not want to see President Trump run for the White House again in 2024, while 42% said history would remember him as “one of the worst presidents,” according to a new poll from Fox News. The poll found a decisive 57% of voters would prefer a different GOP standard bearer in the next presidential election. Only 22% of voters think he’ll be remembered as “one of the greatest” presidents. The poll also had more bad news for Trump’s legacy, with 55% of voters saying the US was worse off today than it was four years ago. Just 32% said better, while 11% said the same. In response to Ronald Reagan’s famous question of whether you are better off now than four years ago, 33% said better, 30% said worse and 36% said the same. The poll was conducted by Beacon Research and Shaw &...
    House sharing doesn’t seem to be Princess Eugenie’s cup of tea — even if the home does belong to cousins Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The pregnant royal — she’s the younger daughter of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson — and husband Jack Brooksbank quietly moved out of Frogmore Cottage after just six weeks and are settling back into their old digs at Kensington Palace, the Daily Mirror reported. Buckingham Palace declined to comment. Frogmore College was a loaner from Harry and Meghan, who dropped more than $3 million in public money to overhaul the five-bedroom home — from updating the wiring and heating to remodeling the bathrooms to putting in a yoga room. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex repaid their taxpayer tab in early September. Eugenie, 30, and Jack, 34, packed their bags for Frogmore in early November after they made a private deal with Harry and...
    Getty Montrezl Harrell, Lakers center The Lakers saw the debut of Montrezl Harrell in purple-and-gold in Friday’s preseason game against the Clippers, and the result was impressive: In 30 minutes, Harrell had 13 points and 12 rebounds. On the same day, some details emerged about the Lakers’ surprising signing of Harrell last month. Not only did the Lakers get a productive big man for a bargain price, but they snatched away the Clippers’ plan to bolster their own lineup through a sign-and-trade. ALL the latest Los Angeles Lakers news straight to your inbox! Join the Heavy on Lakers newsletter here! Sign up for the Heavy on Lakers Newsletter! Here’s how a scout explained it to Sam Amick of The Athletic: (The Clippers) had let it be known (with other teams) that they did not want to sign (Harrell) to a $70 million...
    Enlarge Image Prince William, Duke of Cambridge and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge with their children, Prince Louis, Princess Charlotte and Prince George. Getty Images Prince William and his family stepped out on the red carpet to attend a Christmas show held to thank London’s essential workers. William, his wife Kate, and their three children, Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, appeared together Friday at such an event for the first time to watch a traditional British pantomime performance at the Palladium. “You have given your absolute all this year, and made remarkable sacrifices,” William said to the health service staff, teachers, emergency services workers, and researchers, gathered at the event with their own families. The appearance followed a three-day train tour of Wales and Scotland William and Kate took earlier in the week. Though they were intending to spread Christmas cheer and thank frontline workers, they...
    It’s been 14 years since Rupert Everett referred to Madonna as a “whiny old barmaid” — but the actor has since changed his tune. During a visit to the “Lorraine” show Friday, the 61-year-old actor was asked about the insulting comparison he made within the pages of his 2006 autobiography, “Red Carpets and Other Banana Skins.” “I don’t think though that you ever made up with Madonna,” began host Lorraine Kelly. “Because I remember in your book you called her a whiny old barmaid, which I thought was quite an interesting description.” “That was an experience working with her, wasn’t it?” she continued. “You get taken into the bubble of Madonna, but then when you’re out, you’re out.” Everett disagreed, insisting that he no longer has any hard feelings towards the 62-year-old artist. “Well, no, we are friends,” he told Kelly. “I’m a great admirer of her as a person. I think she...
    Getty Barcelona midfielder Riqui Puig is the one player many supporters would love to see in the starting XI for Sunday’s La Liga clash against Levante, and coach Ronald Koeman offered the youngster some rare praise in his pre-match press conference. The Dutch coach never gives much away when it comes to his team selection but did offer the youngster a glimmer of hope that he could be involved after an impressive cameo against Juventus in midweek. Riqui Puig played well against Juventus, as in his other games. It’s about putting the best starting 11. We’ll see what happens tomorrow and if he plays from the start. I don’t like to talk about the players individually. A coach analyzes the system, the players … and based on this analysis decides the team. There are more than 20 footballers. If a player is not there,...
    The Carolina Panthers are fining players who broke COVID-19 protocol rules during their bye week at least $10,000, ESPN reported Saturday. The team placed eight players on the reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday: wide receivers D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel, defensive tackles Derrick Brown and Zach Kerr, linebacker Shaq Thompson, tackle Greg Little, punter Michael Palardy and practice squad wideout Ishmael Hyman. Some of those players reportedly gathered outside of the team facility, contrary to NFL and NFLPA protocols. Six of the players have been activated and are set to play Sunday when the Panthers (4-8) host the Denver Broncos (4-8). Moore and Kerr remain on the reserve/COVID-19 list. Carolina is not the first team to issue fines over coronavirus concerns. Last week, Broncos coach Vic Fangio said all four of the team’s quarterbacks would be fined for not wearing masks at the team facility. That protocol violation left Denver...
    Getty Rod Wood and Arthur Blank before a Lions-Falcons game. The Detroit Lions are beginning to take the next steps toward finding their permanent general manager for 2021 and beyond, and have taken the steps of getting their in house interviews out of the way. This week, the Lions revealed that they had completed interviews with the internal trio of Kyle O’Brien, Lance Newmark and Rob Lohman for the general manager job. The #Lions completed General Manager interviews this week with the following candidates: pic.twitter.com/0ylgQk0hzU — Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 11, 2020 O’Brien was a deputy to Bob Quinn since coming to Detroit after Quinn’s hiring in 2016 and has been the team’s VP of Player Personnel. Newmark is Detroit’s Director of Player Personnel and has been in the organization since 1998 when he started in the scouting department. Lohman is the team’s Director...
    Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have had a tumultuous 2020, leading many to believe the pair wouldn’t make it through the year. According to a new report, the couple may still be together, but “very much live separate lives.” “Kim has work and projects that are important to her, and Kanye has his,” a source told People. “Their lives don’t overlap much.” “Kim seems happy” and is “very focused on work and causes,” they added. “She strongly believes she can make a change when it comes to prison reform. This is her passion. Her family is very proud of her.” The reality star most recently attempted to halt the execution of Brandon Bernard, but failed to convince Trump and the US District Court of the Southern District of Indiana to stay his execution.  West has been keeping a relatively low profile since his failed bid for President. He did, however,...
    Getty Eagles head coach Doug Pederson and GM Howie Roseman are both taking heat for the franchise’s struggles. The blame game is a dangerous one that usually ends with more losers than winners. And trying to point the finger at just one person in the Philadelphia Eagles’ organization for their 3-8-1 record has proven troublesome. Let’s start in the front office, though. The decision to select J.J. Arcega-Whiteside over DK Metcalf last year looks like a disastrous move right now, as does passing on Justin Jefferson and Jeremy Chinn in this year’s draft. Time will tell on Jalen Reagor’s legacy. Remember, he missed a large chunk of the season due to injury. And the choice to take Jalen Hurts in the second round — a move which incited an instant quarterback controversy — was perplexing, to say the least. #FlyEaglesFly pollIf you...
    Getty QB Mitchell Trubisky of the Chicago Bears Despite having the support of a solid chunk of the fan base, all signs point to quarterback Mitch Trubisky not returning to the Chicago Bears in 2021. The Bears have lost six straight, and a major housecleaning is likely headed Chicago’s way. A combination of questionable coaching and his own limitations have made Trubisky’s days in Chicago numbered — and now, fans and analysts alike are speculating as to where he may wind up next season. After noting Mitch may be a good fit in places like Indianapolis and San Francisco due to questionable quarterback situations, Fansided’s Braden Fogel made a compelling case for a revitalization of Trubisky’s career — in Pittsburgh as the successor to Ben Roethlisberger. ALL the latest Bears news straight to your inbox! Subscribe to the Heavy on Bears newsletter...
    A couple whose infant daughter was killed by a falling tree limb in Central Park has won a $13.75 million settlement, ending a decade-long legal battle with the city and two non-profits that run the park and zoo, The Post has learned. Michael Ricciutti and wife Karla del Gallo had stopped to snap a picture with little Gianna Ricciutti in front of the Central Park Zoo, when an 18-inch-diameter branch suddenly snapped off a honey locust tree 25 feet above them, smashing into del Gallo and the 6-month-old baby cradled in her arms. Little Gianna was pronounced dead at the hospital. The critically-injured mom was in a medically-induced coma for weeks. “She didn’t get to call us Mom and Dad. She can’t go to school. She didn’t get to take her first steps. So much was taken from her. Everything was taken from her,” a weeping Michael told The...
    It was March when the first masked customer walked into our restaurant. As he pulled out a bottle of hand sanitizer from his jacket pocket, the woman he was with asked for a glass of hot water to sterilize her utensils.  I looked at my husband, Jesse, and he looked at me. We both felt faint.  When we opened 191 Knickerbocker together in 2018, it was the culmination of a dream. With over 25 years of experience as an executive chef, it felt right for Jesse to finally have his own place. But when we tried to get funding from the Small Business Administration, we were told restaurants were the only category that didn’t qualify for grants. We spoke to several banks and were told there were no loans for first-time restaurant owners. Statistics show that only 60 percent of restaurants survive their first year, and yet we were...
    Tasty food is an essential part of the holiday season. And Sur La Table is helping you cook up a variety of festive meals with its 50% off deal on the highly rated Instant Pot Duo Nova. This appliance is truly a kitchen must-have. It features more than seven different settings and can be used to pressure cook, slow cook or even sauté your meals. The appliance is decked out with easy-to-use controls, smart settings and cooking programs that will make dinnertime so easy. Plus, it comes with a dishwasher-safe stainless steel pot for easy cleanup. But the Instant Pot sale isn’t the only deal happening at Sur La Table. Through December 14, you can also enjoy 25% off one item of your choice with the code COOKIE20. Sur La Table also has some amazing gifting options, including gift cards, if you think your giftee would prefer picking out...
    Getty The Bucs want Tom Brady back for 2021. It comes as no surprise that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers want Tom Brady back for the 2021 season. Brady signed a two-year, $50 million contract with the Buccaneers last offseason, but there are still going to be questions about his status for 2021. Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio reported the Bucs not only want Brady back for his play on the field but view the quarterback as a potential opportunity to recoup lost revenue given the ongoing pandemic. “There’s been a growing sense in league circles in recent weeks that Buccaneers ownership views getting Brady back for a second season as a critical piece of their financial picture,” Florio noted. “The pandemic kept the Buccaneers from selling all tickets for the first time in a very long time. By next year, the public-health...
    The embodiment of hip hop, Brooklyn’s own MC Lyte has been moving crowds for over 30 years, and is revered as one of the genre’s most respected lyricists, among both men and women who rock the mic.  With an unmistakable ear for music, the wordsmith plays curator during her latest gig with RedBull Radio, crafting her Choice Mix after essential women throughout the genre, from good friend and fellow Golden Era MC, Queen Latifah, to Billboard’s 2020 Woman of the Year, Cardi B.  “I took the mix around the world,” Lyte, born Lana Moorer, told Page Six. “We went to Africa, we went to Columbia, we started in the US and ended in the US, but I was able to span over four decades of women within hip hop.” MC Lyte and Queen LatifahGetty Images for EssenceLyte — who dropped her debut album, “Lyte as a Rock” in 1988 —...
    Miami (-3.5, 67.5) vs. North Carolina Given the way the program has stumbled across many seasons over the last 15 years, it feels like 8-1 Miami should be a bigger deal. And if not for Clemson and Notre Dame — an adopted ACC program for 2020 — perhaps that would be the case. As is, the Hurricanes are coming off a 48-0 rout over Duke on Saturday, where they easily covered as a two-touchdown favorite. North Carolina, a week removed from getting upended by the Irish, easily cruised past Western Carolina. From a sheer watchability standpoint, this one has plenty to offer. Although Sam Howell and D’Eriq King have vastly different builds and playing styles, both quarterbacks are incredibly explosive. And of all the things to jump out heading into a game that has a chance to be one of the year’s most exciting, it’s the total. This scoreboard...
    Getty Barcelona coach Ronald Koeman had a message for supporters after a dismal week for the Catalan giants. Defeats to newly-promoted Cadiz in La Liga and Juventus in the Champions League have continued a poor start to the 2020-21 season. The Catalan giants return to action on Sunday against Levante in La Liga, and Koeman was asked to send a message to the fanbase ahead of the game in his pre-match press conference on Saturday. Of course, it’s difficult for them because if you are used to always winning titles then it’s difficult to understand why you lose to Cadiz or Getafe. It’s difficult to explain, but it’s also a transition that started at the end of the last season. The situation at the club it’s difficult with Covid, the financial situation, a new president in January, a lot of uncertainty. It’s difficult...
    Week 14 of the very unique 2020 NFL season is here. With COVID-19 concerns in several games, be sure to check injury reports as we get closer to kickoff. Our experts Drew Dinsick, Dave Tuley and Matt Youmans combine to give their opinions on every game. All odds as of Thursday evening, from VSiN’s NFL odds page.Arizona Cardinals (-2.5, 45) at New York GiantsYoumans: The Cardinals are fading fast, having lost four of their past five to fall from the playoff race. Arizona’s only win since the beginning of November came on Kyler Murray’s Hail Mary that beat the Bills on Nov. 15. Amazingly, the Giants have won four in a row and can probably take the NFC East by splitting their final four games to finish 7-9. Giants coach Joe Judge is doing an outstanding job, especially on the defensive side. New York has allowed 20 points or...
    If you’re taking time off during the holidays and are planning to do some serious binge-watching, consider these latest book-to-TV adaptations.“The Undoing” NIKO TAVERNISEBased on: “You Should Have Known” by Jean Hanff Korelitz  Available on: all 6 episodes on HBO  Premieres: Already available  Summary: A wealthy New York therapist named Grace (played by Nicole Kidman) finds her world in complete upheaval when a parent at her son’s private school is found murdered. It’s grist for the mommy gossip mill until Grace’s husband, a respected pediatric oncologist (Hugh Grant), finds himself the main suspect. The author of “Admission” and “The Devil and Webster,” among many others, Korelitz has a knack for writing wry novels that skewer Manhattan privilege. “The Stand” CBSBased on: “The Stand” by Stephen King  Available on: premieres Dec. 17 on CBS All-Access  Summary: Just in case you hadn’t experienced enough pandemic in 2020, this TV adaptation of the 1978 novel...
    If you’re looking to take your business or brand to the next level, knowing the ins and outs of Google’s app suite is imperative. With web-based software to help you create, organize, and analyze, Google offers a slew of productivity-boosting programs that no professional should be without. Take them way beyond their basics with help from The Complete Google Master Class Bundle. This bundle features a total of ten courses with 35 hours of jam-packed content that will take your brand or business to a completely different level by teaching you how to effectively use and navigate everything that Google has to offer. This go-at-your-own-pace online training is perfect for students at any level and will easily guide you through many business-related issues that you’ve been struggling to learn in well-organized sessions. There are demos to help you uncover tips and tricks on how to use Google Docs to...
    Getty Freshman Jalen Wilson of the Kansas Jayhawks. The No. 5 Kansas Jayhawks (6-1) will take on the Tarleton State Texans (2-2) Saturday at Allen Fieldhouse.Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageThe game (2 p.m. ET start time) won’t be on regular TV anywhere, but you can watch Kansas vs Tarleton on ESPN+ right here: Watch on ESPN+ ESPN+ is a streaming service that has hundreds of exclusive live college basketball games (select Big 12, A-10, AAC, A-Sun, Southern and CAA games, among other conferences), as well as college football, UFC, international soccer, dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary, and additional original content (both video and written) all for $5.99 per month. Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can get all three for $12.99 per...
    Getty Images Savion Flagg of the Texas A&M Aggies. Texas A&M looks to stay unbeaten on Saturday as they face a TCU team eager to turn things around after consecutive losses.Note: Heavy may earn an affiliate commission if you sign up via a link on this pageThe game (2 p.m. ET start time) won’t be on regular TV anywhere, but you can watch TCU vs Texas A&M on ESPN+ right here: Watch on ESPN+ ESPN+ is a streaming service that has hundreds of exclusive live college basketball games (select Big 12, A-10, AAC, A-Sun, Southern and CAA games, among other conferences), as well as college football, UFC, international soccer, dozens of other live sports, every 30-for-30 documentary, and additional original content (both video and written) all for $5.99 per month. Or, if you also want Disney+ and Hulu, you can...