ESPN Personality John Saunders Dead at 61

Veteran sportscaster John Saunders passed away on Wednesday morning,[August 10.] He was just 61 years old.

Saunders was a mainstay on ESPN for 30 years, having joined the network to anchor SportsCenter in 1986. His studio and play-by-play commentating documented some of history’s biggest invents, with coverage of The World Series, Super Bowl, NBA Finals, Stanley Cup Finals, NCAA Final Four and numerous college football games to his credit. As a Canadian national, Saunders supplied play-by-play as a Toronto Raptors’ broadcaster between 1995 and 2001, but his most significant work was done as a host of both SportsCenter and The Sports Reporters.

Colleagues of the beloved journalist have expressed shock and grievance over his sudden passing, as only a year ago he signed a multi-year deal to remain with the network for the foreseeable future. Beyond the arena of sports, Saunders was noted for his philanthropy, as a founding member of The V Foundation for Cancer Research and an advocate for the research of juvenile diabetes. His cause of death is unknown.

Saunders is survived by his wife, Wanda, and their two daughters Aleah and Jenna.


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Melania Trump Copied Michelle Obama


Hot Topics.

Melania Trump is accused plagiarizing Michelle Obama’s convention speech.

Then, Bethenny Frankel celebrated her divorce from Jason Hoppy at the place they got married.

Plus, 72-year-old Mick Jagger is welcoming his 8th kid. Is it unfair to the child?

Wendy weighs in on today’s Hot Topics.

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Redman: Living 4 Years w/ Erick Sermon in Small Apt Working on 1st Album

Once EMPD’s Erick Sermon decided to open up his home to Redman toward the end of their album, Unfinished Business, he says the two lived in his one bedroom apartment and began to focus strictly on music for three years after getting kicked out of his parents’ home. Before dropping his album, Red talks about finding income performing at clubs in New York that often times got him in trouble. While New York rap promoted positivity, according to Red, he says Jersey rappers were all about punchlines, which got him kicked out of a Long Island venue. “I went in that b****, rocking and they was like, ‘uh-uh, get this motherf***** out of here. Who he think he is, coming in with that s***? Nah, n**** we ain’t paying y’all.'” He told DJ Vlad, “In other words, they was thinking I was too advanced and s***. We was playin’ them out.”

In this interview, the Jersey rapper goes in-depth about the start of his career and talks about being a part of the Revolutionary Posse of Terrorists, or R.P.T. along with Diezzle Don, before Wu-Tang existed. “We was like the first Wu-Tang; before Hit Squad, before Wu-Tang, before all of that.” He said, “We was Revolutionary Posse of Terrorists and we was out of Newark and the crew consisted of eight motherf******.”

He said while hanging with Diezzle, he had the opportunity to go to Def Jam and play his music for an executive in his car. Though the rep loved his music, they were looking for an artist to piggyback off of 3rd Bass’ sound. After some time, when Red was getting his album ready with EMPD, he recalls meeting the same executive a year later. “I went back to that same office, to the same goddamn dude that I seen with my boy before I met EPMD, and he said, ‘Yo, you the kid that was up here like a year ago.'” Redman continued, “I was like ‘Yea, that was me.’ That was the same dude, and I had kind of the same rhymes too, but just on EPMD’s beat.”

Red says after that second meeting, they loved the music, signed him, and released Whut? Thee Album, which eventually went gold.

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Kimye Legal Drama


Inside Scoop.

Kim Kardashian posted the phone conversation between Kanye West and Taylor Swift about his “Famous” song and now could be facing felony charges.

Plus, Donald Trump’s ghost writer is speaking out and says the thought of a Trump presidency is “terrifying.”

Ereka Vetrini gives us the inside scoop.

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Alicia Keys and Miley Cyrus Invade ‘The Voice’ in Intergalactic Promo

“The Voice” is back and this season, it comes with an intergalactic promo that’s inspired by great alien-themed movies of the past.

Donning Men in Black attire, Blake Shelton and Adam Levine meet face-to-face with the show’s new judges, Miley Cyrus and Alicia Keys. “Do you come in peace?” asks Shelton. “No,” responds Alicia. Then, Miley adds this commanding challenge: “We’ve come to destroy you!”

The promo promises a special preview of the series’ 11th season after the closing ceremony of this year’s Olympic games on Aug. 21.

Earlier this month, Keys offered a challenge of her own to her fellow judges in a playful tweet.

“❤️❤️❤️ Miley, Adam, and Blake,” she wrote. “But they better watch their backs this season.”

Watch the alien invasion-inspired ad below.

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Lil Yachty Covers Coldplay & Talks Old Tweets in Nardwuar Interview

Lil Boat meets the Human Serviette as Lil Yacthy gets interviewed by Nardwuar.

In customary fashion, the Q&A featured several never-before-heard stories and even some never-before-seen photos of the “Buzzin’” rapper. But it also included some interesting tidbits about his Coldplay fandom.

“Dog, this is my favorite album of all time, this is Ghost Stories,” he said. “Oh shit. I can sing every song on this bitch from head to toe. This is my favorite album from them.”

Boat also revealed that he wants to collaborate with Chris Martin “so bad” and even offered a brief rendition of Coldplay’s “Always in My Head” from Ghost Stories.

Elsewhere in the interview, the Summer Songs 2 MC admitted to being careless on Twitter as a youth, something that he says is coming back to bite him as an adult.

“I said some of the craziest shit and it’s starting to resurface on Twitter and I just want to apologize to every celebrity I ever took a shot at,” he explained. “I said some of the wildest shit about certain rappers and certain gay shit. I was a kid. I liked to have fun. I didn’t care. I never thought I would blow up.”

Watch the full interview and doot doola doot doo along below.

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