The Weeknd Says the Grammys "Remain Corrupt" After Not Getting Any Nominations

Kevin Hart tells followers to ‘grow up’ after criticism for baby pic

Kevin Hart told followers to “grow up and get a hobby” after they criticized him for dressing his infant in a onesie with a curse word to promote his new Netflix special.

The comic posted a picture on Instagram showing daughter Kaori Mai in a top bearing the title, “Zero F - - ks Given.”

Hart brushed off his critics on Sunday, calling the uproar “stupidity at the highest level.”

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PAUL THOMAS on… Joe Biden's transition

PAUL THOMAS on… Joe Biden’s transition

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The Weeknd Calls Out the Grammys for Being “Corrupt” After Getting Shut Out of Nominations

The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) is speaking out after receiving zero Grammy Award nominations for the 2021 ceremony. The singer, whose 2020 LP After Hours was one of the biggest releases of the year, tweeted, “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…” He shared the same message on Instagram.

ESPN’s Todd McShay to return after video sparks concern

ESPN football analyst Todd McShay is expected to return to the sideline Saturday after appearing sluggish during coverage of last week’s Wisconsin-Northwestern game, the network said Tuesday.

McShay, who stumbled on his words in the middle of a pregame report, sparking concern among viewers on social media, was removed from the ABC broadcast in the second half due to “feeling ill,” ESPN said.

Last spring, the 43-year-old was hospitalized after contracting the coronavirus, forcing him to miss the 2020 NFL Draft.

McShay is set to work Saturday’s matchup between No. 3 Clemson and Pitt.

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Former Mets and Yankees help John Catsimatidis with turkey hand-out

New York sports legends are helping people get in the holiday spirit.

On Monday, former Mets and Yankees World Series champion Dwight Gooden, ’69 Mets champs Ed Kranepool and Art Shamsky, former Giants All-Pro Sean Landeta and 1970s Knicks star Earl “The Pearl” Monroe helped Gristedes and D’Agostino CEO John Catsimatidis give out hundreds of frozen Butterball turkeys to those in need on West 30th Street.

We’re told that Catsimatidis announced he will also provide some 10,000 turkeys to St. Francis Food Pantries & Shelters across the tri-state area.

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Trump 'plans to pardon Michael Flynn' after ex-National Security Adviser admitted to lying to FBI about Russia contacts

PRESIDENT Donald Trump has reportedly told people close to him that he plans to pardon his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his Russian contacts. 

Trump informed confidants of his plan to pardon Flynn, who pleaded not guilty in December 2017, two sources familiar with the talks told Axios on Tuesday. 

Bruce Boynton, the man who inspired 1961 Freedom Rides, dead at 83

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Long Island man charged with killing his 70-year-old mother

A Long Island man was arrested Tuesday for allegedly killing his 70-year-old mother inside their home, police said.

Logan Lawson, 24, called 911 at about 4 p.m. and confessed to the killing, according to police.

Officers with the Suffolk County Police Department found Lawson’s mother, Barbara Lawson, dead in their Bay Shore apartment, authorities said.

The son was charged with manslaughter and is expected to be arraigned Wednesday at First District Court in Central Islip, police said.

An autopsy will determine the victim’s cause of death.

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Car crashes into gates of Angela Merkel's office

Car crashes into gates of Angela Merkel’s office ahead of German leader’s meeting to discuss extending lockdown

A car was seen crashing into the gate of the office of German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin today, a Reuters witness said.

There were no immediate reports of casualties.

Merkel was scheduled to be hosting a video conference of German state premiers on Wednesday morning, at which an extension to the lockdown and further steps to combat the coronavirus pandemic were due to be discussed

Bertelsmann to Buy Simon & Schuster for $2.1 Billion in Cash

German media giant Bertelsmann has set a deal with ViacomCBS to acquire publishing unit Simon & Schuster for $2.17 billion in cash.

Bertelsmann, owner of publishing giant Penguin Random House, was seen as a logical contender for Simon & Schuster. ViacomCBS announced its intent to sell the publishing arm earlier this year as part of the company’s post-merger streamlining to focus on content investment.

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The Weeknd Says the Grammys "Remain Corrupt" After Not Getting Any Nominations

So, yesterday the Recording Academy casually dropped their list of Grammy nominations, and oh boy. There has been a lot of drama—like, to the point where “Robbed” was trending on Twitter thanks to people being distraught that their faves were overlooked. And among the most shocking snubs was that of The Weeknd, whose critically acclaimed album, After Hours, spent weeks topping charts.

In response to being snubbed by the Recording Academy, the Weeknd hopped on Twitter and wrote “The Grammys remain corrupt. You owe me, my fans and the industry transparency…”