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World Wrestling Entertainment’s board of directors is investigating a $3 million hush-money deal CEO Vince McMahon paid a woman over an alleged affair. The agreement, struck in January, is designed to prevent the woman, who worked as a paralegal for the company, from speaking out about her relationship with McMahon or speaking critically of the CEO.
Everyone has a breaking point. . . even the nicest man in the world.
TOM HANKS and RITA WILSON walked to their car in New York City on Wednesday night, and fans crowded around them trying to get autographs and selfies.
One got too close and actually tripped over Rita. She didn’t fall, but it was the last straw for Tom.
He stopped, turned back to the crowd and called out, “This is my wife. Back the [eff] off!” And that did the trick.
That Black College Football Hall of Fame Classic returns to the Pro Football Hall of Fame campus for Labor Day weekend, September 1-4, 2022. the Central State University Marauders, how to square against that Aries of Winston-Salem State University on Sunday September 4th at the Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
Kickoff is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. ET.
Tickets for the game are on sale. Reserved seating is available from $30 to $70. Club seating is also available for $155. Fine dining and beverages are included in the ticket price for club seating. Group rates are available. All ticket options can be found at www.profootballhof.com/events/2022/09/bcfhofclassic22/.
Boxing legend Eric “Butterbean” Esch is poised to make a comeback after returning to his “best form ever” and wants a fight against YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul.
The 55-year-old heavyweight has been retired since 2013; However, he has been working hard in recent months to get back in shape.
He has worked with former WWE Star Diamond Dallas Page, who has a history of working with retired athletes to help them manage post-retirement pain and heal them.
Golden Tate, the retired NFL player, is now a minor league baseball player with the Port Angeles Lefties of the West Coast League. He made his debut this week, starting in midfield for the left-handers and going 2/4 with a double, an RBI, a run made and a stolen base. He is 33 years old. Albert Pujols of the Cardinals is a 42-year-old DH.
Tate played college baseball at Notre Dame and was drafted twice to the Bigs 15 years ago and 12 years ago.
Amazon Prime Day for 2022 takes place on July 12th and 13th. You must be a Prime member to take advantage of the benefits, so set up a 30-day free trial now if you aren’t already. Some deals can be worth the effort, with some electronics sometimes costing more than half.
Legendary snowboarder Shaun White says he’s enjoying life after retirement and thinks being able to choose when to retire was a big part of it.
He continues his partnership with Ralph Lauren and has launched his own sports lifestyle brand, Whitespace.
Next he is “going to heliboard in Iceland, which is going to be amazing. I still enjoy the sport even when I’m not competing.”
Too hot? Let this cool you down, it will be fall before you know it
ABC has released its fall 2022 collection, which begins September 21.
Hilary Swank’s new drama, Alaska Daily, will premiere in Prime Slot immediately after the season premiere of Grey’s Anatomy on October 6th.
The season will also debut The Rookie: Feds and Celebrity Jeopardy!
The Guardians are in LA at 10:10 tonight to take on the Dodgers. Zach Plezac vs. Clayton Kershaw. Believe it or not, the Dodgers are in 2nd place in the NL West, 1/2 game behind the Padres.
Today is Friday, June 17th, 2022
Today in sports and pop culture history:
247 years ago – 1775 the War of Independence Battle of Bunker Hill went down near Boston. The Americans were led by……YOUR BOSTON COUSIN!
Colonel William Prescott, who told his troops, “Don’t shoot until you see this white of her eyes.”
137 years ago – 1885, the statue of Liberty arrived in New York City. It was a gift from France. (play coneheads, we are from France).
46 years ago in 1976 – It was announced that the NBA and ABA would merge.
28 years ago – 1994, The OJ Simpson Chase! 95 million Americans watched the eight-hour police chase OJ Simpson. He then threatened suicide and refused to leave the white Ford Bronco when it arrived at his home in Brentwood, California. The NBA Finals was paused for a live feed Knicks vs. Rockets.
Mic Drop celebrity birthday today
Barry Manilow is 79, his face is 82