USA Gymnastics Board Members Resign Amid Nassar Sexual Assault Scandal

USA Gymnastics announced Monday that its board of directors resigned to “move forward in implementing change within our organization.” The move comes as the sexual abuse scandal involving former sports doctor Larry Nassar continues to grow. At his sentencing hearing, at least 80 victims have testified that he sexually assaulted them and more continue coming forward. The organization said its executive leadership – Chairman Paul Parilla, Vice Chairman Jay Binder & Treasurer Bitsy Kelley – resigned, effective Sunday. The board of directors will choose “an interim chairperson” until a permanent selection is named, the organization said.

Let the housecleaning begin as three USA Gymnastics board members resign

Via sports.yahoo.com
 

Editorial credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

Megyn Kelly Takes On Jane Fonda: ‘I Have No Regrets About The Question”

Megyn Kelly took her public feud with Jane Fonda to a new level on Monday, after the actress slammed the NBC host for her “inappropriate” question during a segment that aired in September. At the Sundance Film Festival in Utah, Fonda addressed the hype around the interview from September, when Kelly asked Fonda about her thoughts on plastic surgery.”I was stunned [by the plastic surgery question; it was so inappropriate. It showed that she’s not that good an interviewer.” Kelly reacted to Fonda’s criticism on her show, “Megyn Kelly Today,” on Monday. “First, some context. Fonda was on to promote a film about aging. For years she has spoken openly about her joy in giving a cultural face to older women. I have no regrets about the question.” 

Megyn Kelly Just Escalated Her Feud with Jane Fonda — and Brought Up Vietnam

Via time.com
 

Editorial credit: Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com

Childish Gambino Signs New Record Deal, New Music Expected in 2018

Donald Glover has signed a new record and label deal under RCA Records, with his management company/creative agency Wolf + Rothstein forming a partnership with the company. New Childish Gambino music is expected “later this year.” In a statement, Glover called the new record deal “a necessary change of pace.” He joins a roster that includes SZA, Justin Timberlake, and more. Last year, Glover teased that the next Childish Gambino album would be the final one. He’s set to perform at this year’s Grammy Awards, where he is up for five awards, including Album of the Year for “Awaken, My Love!”  

Childish Gambino Signs With RCA Records, New Music On Deck

Via hiphopwired.com
 

Editorial credit: Debby Wong / Shutterstock.com

Kodak Black Arrested On Weapons And Child Neglect Charges While Livestreaming

Kodak Black has been arrested again.  Broward Sheriff deputies raided the 20-year-old Florida rapper’s house last night and arrested him on charges of grand theft of a firearm, child neglect, possession of marijuana, two counts of possession of a weapon by a felon, and two counts of probation violation. Kodak happened to be livestreaming on Instagram Live when the raid happened, so there is some footage of the deputies arresting Kodak and forcing him to hand over his phone.  This is the latest in a long string of legal problems for Kodak. Last year, he served 97 days in prison on a parole violation. And last October, he was indicted for first degree criminal sexual conduct after he allegedly attacked a fan in a South Carolina hotel room.

Kodak Black’s Instagram Stunting Lands Him Back In Jail, Denied Bond

Via hiphopwired.com
 

Editorial credit: DFree / Shutterstock.com

Tracee Ellis Ross Responds To ‘Black-ish’ Pay Disparity Report

Tracee Ellis Ross took to Twitter on January 20 to address speculation that she demanded a higher salary to continue starring on Black-ish. “There has been a lot of conversation and speculation the last few days regarding my Black-ish salary. I was in a renegotiation, like many actors find themselves in during the fourth season of a successful show,” Ross, 45, began. “I wanted to be compensated in a way that matches my contribution to a show that I love for many reasons.”  Referring to a report published by The Hollywood Reporter on Thursday, January 18, which stated she was getting paid significantly less than her costar Anthony Anderson, Ross wrote: “The words and thoughts that were in the original article that started this public conversation were not mine; there were never any threats. I wish I would have been called by the reporter to confirm that.”

Tracee Ellis Ross Responds to ‘Black-ish’ Pay Disparity Report

Via www.usmagazine.com
 

Editorial credit: a katz / Shutterstock.com

2018 SAG Award Winners Celebrated As Kristen Bell Serves As First-Ever SAG Awards Host

The 2018 Screen Actors Guild Awards put film and TV actors in the spotlight Sunday night. Kristen Bell hosted this year’s ceremony in Los Angeles, which included a roster of almost all-female presenters. The awards show takes place in the midst of the Me Too and Time’s Up movements, which have brought discussions of gender inequality and sexual misconduct to the forefront of Hollywood.  Film buffs were likely watching closely, as the SAG Awards can often be a good indicator of who will take home Academy Awards.  See the complete list of winners below:

2018 SAG Awards Winners List: ‘Veep,’ Nicole Kidman, and More — Updating Live

Via www.indiewire.com
 

Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com

Senate To Vote Monday On Ending Government Shutdown As It Enters Third Day

The Senate will vote at noon on Monday on whether to cut off a Democratic filibuster of legislation to end the government shutdown, as the shutdown continues into it’s third day. Top Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer said there is still no agreement to pass the stopgap funding bill. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell set the vote after Schumer blocked a bid for an immediate vote Sunday night. McConnell said he intends to bring up free-standing immigration legislation in February. Democrats have blocked a House-passed temporary funding bill to reopen the government’s doors through Feb. 16. The pending Senate measure would last through Feb. 8. 

Bipartisan group of senators tries to broker compromise, shutdown to enter third day

Via abcnews.go.com
 

Philadelphia Eagles Heading To Super Bowl LII After Beating Vikings For NFC Title

Quarterback Nick Foles threw for three touchdowns and the Philadelphia Eagles made play after play Sunday night, winning the NFC title in a stunning 38-7 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. The Eagles’ will make their first Super Bowl appearance since 2005, against the team that beat them then, AFC champion New England Patriots. Foles threw for 352 yards, and Patrick Robinson ‘s 50-yard interception return got Philadelphia (15-3) started. LeGarrette Blount had an 11-yard scoring run when things were decided in the first half, and the Eagles were headed to a NFL title.  

NFL playoffs: Philadelphia Eagles earn spot in Super Bowl LII

Via www.al.com
 

Editorial credit: Andriy Blokhin / Shutterstock.com

Train Hits Barrier In Sydney, Australia; At Least 15 Hurt

At least 15 people were injured on Monday when a train crashed into a barrier in the northwest of Sydney, Australia’s largest city, and were being treated by emergency services personnel, an ambulance spokesman said. Pictures taken at the scene showed the train had run into buffers at the end of the railway line at Richmond, about 40 miles northwest of central Sydney. The injured were being carried on stretchers into waiting ambulances. Train operator NSW Trains said on Twitter the train had hit a buffer at the end of the line. Television footage showed that it was still upright on the tracks and that its carriages did not appear to be crumpled.

Report: Sydney train hits barrier, leaves 15 people injured

Via www.cbsnews.com
 

Editorial credit: Nils Versemann / Shutterstock.com

Jason Aldean Announces 2018 “High Noon Neon Tour”

Jason Aldean’s summer tour will begin in May with the first of 34 High Noon Neon Tour dates. The spring and summer run will begin in Kansas City, Mo., on May 10 and wrap on Sept. 29 in Irvine, Calif. Luke Combs and Lauren Alaina will join Aldean on a trek that will touch both coasts and Canada. The tour will be Aldean’s first since he was on stage during the Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting in October, although he would go on to close his 2017 tour without incident and with only a few canceled dates. Combs was also in Las Vegas on the day a gunman opened fire over the festival. 

Jason Aldean Books 2018 High Noon Neon Tour

Via trib.al
 

Editorial credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock.com