"I am going to step away from the game at this time"
Michael Sam made sports history back in February of 2014 when he came out publicly as a gay man right before he was to be drafted to play professional football in the NFL here in the US … and a lot has happened since that time. In June of 2014, he signed a 4-year contract to play football for the St. Louis Rams … 2 months later, he was released from his contract and was cut from the team. In September of 2014, he was signed to play football for the Dallas Cowboys … 1 month later, he was cut from that team as well. In spite of all of this, Sam got engaged to his longtime boyfriend Vito Cammisano in January of this year and joined the cast of Dancing with the Stars in March (he lost). In May it was announced that Michael Sam signed to play professional football in Canada and then in June, he ended his engagement/relationship with Vito. Today we learn from Sam himself that he has decided to quit playing football altogether due to mental health concerns. Without question, he has been through a lot in the past year and it looks like it has all caught up with him. More »
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Earlier today we saw video of Caitlyn Jenner‘s inspirational and moving acceptance speech the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards last night but did you know that our dear Britney Spears was in attendance at the awards show as well? She presented the Best Female Athlete award with footballer JJ Watt to SPOILER ALERT Ronda Rousey … and just in case you missed it, you can watch video of the whole thing above. The Baby One More Time-inspired bit that Britney and JJ did was meant to be cute and I guess it was … kinda. Britney looked awkward (but fabulous) and JJ looked meaty and, um, I guess that’s about it. Check out the video above and then click below to see a cute photo that Britney snapped with JJ backstage at the ESPYs last night. More »
"This transition has been harder on me than anything I can imagine."
Early last month, we first learned that Caitlyn Jenner was named the honoree for the Arthur Ashe Courage Award at the 2015 ESPY Awards. Last night, Caitlyn stepped onto the stage and in front of the world’s cameras to formally accept this award with a powerful speech that acted as Jenner‘s first public statement since she made her debut on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine on June 1. In addition to thanking the ESPY Awards for this honor, Caitlyn used her 10+ minute speech to discuss trans issues and share with the world her intent moving forward “to tell my story the right way, for me; to keep learning; to do whatever I can to reshape the landscape of how trans issues are viewed, how trans people are treated; and then more broadly, to promote a very simple idea — accepting people for who they are.” Click the embed above to watch video of Caitlyn Jenner‘s speech and/or click below for more insight/details about her appearance at the ESPYs last night. More »
Even J. K. Rowling had to bow down!!!
For whatever reason I woke up this morning craving some throwback tracks from The Game. I started with Dreams, which is a song dedicated to the slain sister of Venus and Serena Williams. Yetunde Price was killed in a Compton shootout in 2003, and I only mention it here to stress the fact that the Williams sisters do not come from a life of privilege and have, therefore, overcome odds that most people simply cannot. To hail from Compton and become a famous rapper is one thing—but to hail from Compton and to become the greatest tennis player and one of the greatest athletes of all time? Bow down, bitches. Bow down. (And please watch the documentary Venus & Serena.) This past weekend Serena Jameka Williams won her sixth Wimbledon title and 21st major championship, and then took it upon herself to show up at the Wimbledon Champions’ Dinner in this gorgeous gown, looking like a god among men. Even J.K. Rowling had to get on Twitter and shut the haters down, because she knows this is Serena Williams‘ world, and we’re all lucky to be living in it.
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"gotta work on them layups"
Back in April, our dear Britney Spears very proudly shared some footage of her son Sean Preston shredding like a boss on his skateboard (HERE and HERE). Today, we see that Sean P‘s father Kevin Federline is getting in on the proud parent footage sharing. K-Fed shared video this week of Sean Preston playing basketball and as you can see below, the kid is a wiz at playing defense … it’s just that he needs to work a bit on actually getting the basketball in the hoop. Additionally, Britney shared a couple new photos of her little skater boy and, well, it’s very clear that Spederline are both very proud of their son’s athletic prowess. More »
Before he was a stripper/model/dancer/actor
Earlier today we saw a bunch of promo photos for the upcoming male stripper sequel film Magic Mike XXL (due in theaters next week) and right now, we get to see another photo of MMXL star Channing Tatum wearing very little clothing … but this photo goes back aways. Tatum used to compete as a bodybuilder back in high school well before he became an exotic male dancer, then model, then professional dancer, then acting movie star. A photo of Channing during one of his competitions has come to light and as you can see below, he appears to have always been very comfortable wearing very little clothing (tho, as a professional model, he oftentimes wore absolutely no clothing at all). Check out Channing the young bodybuilder below. More »
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Surf's up, Pants down
Actor Liam Hemsworth did a bit of surfing here in SoCal last weekend (before he appeared on stage with his Independence Day 2 co-stars to reveal the title of the movie yesterday) and as you can see below, it was a sight to behold. Paparazzi managed to get video of Liam surfing the tasty waves in Malibu, CA — which is fun to watch — but they also managed to get photos of Liam accidentally flashing his bum after he stripped off his wet suit while dressing near his car after his surfing excursion. Click below to see what Liam got up to at the beach last weekend and see how much fun surfing can be … for spectators ;) More »
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Where's the beef?
See, I don’t really watch sports on TV with any regularity but there are those times when something so significant to the world of pop culture happens during a sporting event that even I have to take notice and blog about it. During the nationally televised NBA Finals basketball game that aired on ABC last night, LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers was filmed adjusting himself and accidentally flashed his penis for all the world to see. The moment was captured by pretty much every single person who watched the game and owns a cell phone so there is lots of footage of LeBron‘s manhood to evaluate. For the sake of the on-going discussion of pop culture that we engage in daily here on Pink is the new Blog, I present to you below fairly NSFW video footage of LeBron James‘s penis flash on national television. More »
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Kanye West was in attendance at Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals this weekend where the Chicago Bulls took on the Cleveland Cavaliers and decided to spring into action and take the floor during an early game time-out to perform his new single All Day for the crowd. Altho the song was censored a bit, a few NSFW words managed to make it into the performance. I can’t help it, I love this song. Kanye West has a knack for writing really great songs and All Day is one of his best, I think. Click below to watch video of Kanye West performing All Day during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference semifinals and see how Yeezus likes to entertain folks during commercial breaks. More »
Keepin' it REAL
If Britney Spears isn’t wowing the crowd in concert in Las Vegas then she is most assuredly spending as much quality time as possible with her sons Sean Preston and Jayden James (while also fitting in time with her boo Charlie Ebersol in between it all) which is what she did this weekend with her sons at a skatepark here in SoCal. Britney has shared cute photos and video before of her sons and their love of skateboarding so this update with more photos to share shouldn’t be all that surprising. Britney‘s boys spent some time skating with Alex Midler and from the look of the photos below, it would appear that everyone had a great time. More »