The Washington D.C. football team will finally and formally announce their intentions to change their names from Redskins on Monday, after a week-plus long review of the team name has come to an apparent conclusion, per Ben Fischer of Sports Business Daily.
The review of the name, one that has long been called into question as a slur towards Native Americans, was precipitated by FedEx, Pepsi, Nike, and other sponsors saying they’ll pull their sponsorships of the team if the name is not changed. Unsurprisingly, it was the pressure of financial loss that caused the team to take calls for a name change seriously, when the arguments against it have long been present, but at the least it is finally happening.
As Fischer notes in his report, the announcement set to come on Monday will be only to note they will be getting rid of the Redskins nickname, as they still have a trademark process to go through with whatever their new name will be.
The Redskins intend to announce on Monday that the team will retire its nickname, two sources said, 11 days after naming-rights sponsor FedEx’s public statement asking for a change to the controversial moniker. The new nickname will not be announced immediately because trademark issues are pending, the sources said, but insiders were told today that the “thorough review” announced July 3 has concluded. The team felt it was important to remove any doubts as to the future of the name, one source said.
The news was confirmed by Mike Jones of USA Today.
Person with knowledge of the situation confirms Washington football owner Dan Snyder and the team plan to announce name change Monday morning.
— Mike Jones (@ByMikeJones) July 13, 2020
Redtails and Warriors have been consistently rumored as two of the top options for the new nickname, but there are other possibilities that have been floated by fans and media. Whatever the new name, even if it ends up being uninspiring to the fan base, it will be an upgrade over the current moniker.
Frank Ocean’s 18-year-old brother Ryan Breaux reportedly killed in car accident
Singer Frank Ocean’s younger brother Ryan Breaux has reportedly died in a car crash, aged 18.
The accident killed two people on August 2 (US time) at 1.30am in Thousand Oaks, California, ABC News 7 reported.
Initial investigations revealed the car collided with a tree, and was engulfed by flames when police found it. However, the exact cause of the crash is still under investigation.
It’s possible that speed also played a part in the crash.
“The speed limit is north of 45 mph (approx. 72km/h),” Deputy Wendell Campbell told KTLA. “It’s a nice big stretch of road, so sometimes people do pick up speed.”
Both of the occupants were pronounced dead at the scene by the Ventura County Fire Department.
The other passenger was reportedly Ryan’s friend, Zeek.
Breaux last tweeted yesterday: “only doing entanglements in 2020.”
Ocean hasn’t yet publicly commented on his brother’s death, but several of Breaux’s close friends have acknowledged the sad news on social media.
“You gave us all love and laughter brother,” Brandon Thomas Lee wrote. “Love you forever. I hope I get to see you again one day.”
An Instagram follower commented, “I don’t even know what to say. Ryan u were one of the most incredible people I have ever known u gave me everything I could’ve ever wanted and I’m so grateful for all the memories we shared. I will love you always and forever”.
Ocean is best known for his songs ‘Thinking Bout You’ and ‘Pyramids’ off his debut studio album Channel Orange in 2012. It was nominated for Album of the Year and won Best Urban Contemporary Album at the 2013 Grammy Awards. Meanwhile, his hit track ‘Thinking Bout You’ scored an award for Record of the Year.
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Top 5 moments from the Doctor Doctor Season 4 finale
Doctor Doctor Season 4 wrapped up with an epic episode that had everything from a car crash to a fire and a love declaration.
There were many memorable scenes and it was tough to choose, but 9Entertainment has managed to get the list down to the best five moments from the Episode 10 finale. This article contains spoilers, so if you haven’t watched the episode yet you can catch up on 9Now before you start reading.
1. Penny collapses in Hugh’s arms
Is there anything more romantic than the man you love rushing to rescue you? This is exactly what Hugh did after his phone call with Penny was cut off with the sound of her car crashing.
When he got there Hugh embraced Penny as she stood up and cradled her as she collapsed from shock. While you might think a car crash is the kind of thing that puts your life in perspective enough to say what you’ve always been too scared to say, the first thing Penny tells Hugh is to “piss off”.
To top it off, the first thing her husband Jarrod told her when he visited her after the crash was that he’s got a job in Broome and they were moving there. Talk about timing.
There was romance elsewhere in the episode though.
2. Matt and Charlie make a change
When Charlie reunited with Matt she told him she didn’t want things to be like they were before. “I don’t want something this good to be just whatever,” she said.
So Matt, proving he’s learnt from past mistakes and is willing to compromise, suggested he and Charlie go travelling. He can research beers and she can write her next romance novel.
It was a sweet moment between the pair, who have been through a lot of ups and downs over the years. They drove away for their “post-divorce honeymoon” in the closing scenes of the show.
3. The Pretty Titty goes down in a blaze of glory
It was causing problems in Ajax and Hayley’s marriage and ruining Meryl’s reputation with the community, so there weren’t too many tears when the Pretty Titty bar burned down.
However, Hayley did briefly wonder if Ajax had set the fire to put an end to their quarrel, which started when she secretly took pole dancing classes. Ajax wasn’t to blame though, a cheese toasty was — or rather, it was a faulty socket that blew when owner Rod Eagle tried to make a snack.
4. Ajax discovers his destiny
Throughout all four seasons of Doctor Doctor, Meryl has often spoken of her belief that Hugh is destined for greatness. There’s never really been much talk of Ajax’s potential, especially because he’s always been content working away in the background on the farm.
But after running for council earlier in the season in an effort to prove he was more than Meryl’s “dummy candidate”, Ajax has realised he wants more out of life. And that is to follow in his late father Jim’s footsteps and run the farm.
While this goal won’t bring the Knight family name the same recognition as being a nationally renowned heart surgeon, Meryl finally acknowledged in Episode 10 that this is in fact Ajax’s destiny.
5. Penny left Whyhope to be with Jarrod
The love triangle that has been bubbling away all season finally erupted in a heartbreaking decision from Penny. After an ultimatum from Jarrod to start fresh with him in Western Australia or stay and put up with the same old nonsense from Hugh she chose the former.
It followed an emotional conversation at the airport between Penny and Hugh in which he admitted he meant what he said when he told her loved her. She responded with all the reasons a relationship wouldn’t work between them. He agreed but wanted to know how she felt about him. Penny confessed she loved him too, though she couldn’t be with him because he well never be dependable.
And with that she flew off into the sunset.
Penny might be gone for now but with Doctor Doctor renewed for Season 5, we can only hope that the dance between Hugh and Penny is not over. Could there be a chance they might finally realise they belong together?
BACHIE RECAP: And The Winner Of Mr. Fuckboy Australia Is Ciarran!
It’s almost the finish line for Bachelor In Paradise, guys, and honestly I’m too tired to do an intro for you. Do you even read them! No! Let’s just do this thing.
Everyone is soooo happy guys, they’re soooo happy in Paradise! Loved up, loved up, loved UUUUP. Even Mia, who reckons no one could turn her eye from Scot. The man she has known for 24 hours.
As Keira is telling Kiki every stage of her laser hair removal process (seriously), Osh walks in! He tells everyone that a) there are no more single people coming into Paradise and b) they all have to prove their love by building an escapee raft!
The news of no newbies has thrown Keira, who looks as disappointed as I was when I found out McFlurries don’t do the mixy thing anymore.
Alex just looks like his usual “haha yeah just cruising ay yiew!” self, to be honest.
Keira’s done. She sits down with Alex for a chat outside his demountable, saying she’s made an executive decision that she’s leaving Paradise and therefore he is too. He genuinely couldn’t give two shits whether he stays or goes, which is the baseline attitude of all men dating in 2020!
I actually felt like in another world, Alex and Keira would have suited each other – he’s so happy-go-lucky which was a nice balance for her, since she’s quite firm on what she wants and likes etc. Ah well.
We literally just… don’t see them again. Bye, I guess!
The next thing we’re choofed off to is the raft-building. But there is a secret old man on the island!
He’s been watching them secretly on a TV set up outdoors, which seems brave considering how often it rains in this place. It’s also mildly creepy, especially because he’s wearing a starched white shirt, which for some reason screams “evil CEO of multi-national business with a dark underbelly of criminal activity”, especially given he’s in a tropical paradise. Don’t all those evil CEOs reside in the Canary Islands or something?
Anyway, all a bit weird but lets go with it. He’s watching the couples because he’s a body language expert (sure you are, evil CEO).
He says Alisha and Glenn have great communication and seem to be operating as a team, oblivious to everyone else. A good sign! Glad my friend isn’t with a secret sociopath according to Shirty!
On the other hand, he says Renee is too focused on how she’s perceived by others, and isn’t really communicating with Matt. In news that surprises none of us, Renee’s focus is on Ciarran and Kiki and what they’re doing.
Speaking of Ciarran and Kiki, Renee was worried they were winning. They totally are, because Ciarran seems to have a very niche talent of “tying bamboo sticks together well”.
Shirty says that Ciarran is an alpha male at the detriment of his partner – he just gets things done and doesn’t consult Kiki. I’m gonna just put this out there – I don’t think Kiki gave two shits about being involved and honestly, if my dude made a raft that tight I’d probably just let him do it, too.
My favourite moment by far is seeing Mary just give up when Scot and Mia win, telling Conor to stop building their raft which she was reluctantly half-building anyway.
GUYS. I panicked because I jumped ahead a bit just to save time, and landed on Osher yelling HOMICIDE while standing next to Shirty.
I rewound though and it turns out Shirty SOLVED 81 homicides or whatever using his psychic powers. I know for a fact that Alisha’s a true crime obsessive so I like to this this cut-to was her thinking “ok do we get to have him at the bula banquet though I have QUESTIONS.”
Everyone is a bit nervy about Shirty, probably because he stands around like this at all times.
First up are Mary and Conor. Mary tells Shirty that she’s scared of her relationship with Conor because she’s been hurt in the past and is wary of being hurt again. When Shirty asks Conor if he’s ready to be a stepdad to Mary’s kid, he doesn’t hesitate to say yes. I think that means he won the challenge.
Next are Scot and Mia, which is just fucking hilarious to me the two met A DAY AGO. I don’t know how many Bachie years have passed here but it cannot be more than a few days.
Shirty presses Mia for answers on her “hesitation” about the relationship, and she mentions the very normal concern that Scot’s never had a girlfriend before, so does he have commitment issues. The LOL part to me is when Shirty asks Scot whether he is A HUNDRED PERCENT COMMITTED TO MIA.
The guy has literally been with this woman for less time than the soup I plan to eat for dinner’s been in the fridge. If he was 100% certain, I’d be alarmed.
Anyway Scot gets like a 2/10 from Shirty, not that he’s scoring them just like the vibe of the thing.
Next is Alisha on her own. As soon as Shirty asks her about Glenn she’s all giddy and giggly, which he attributes to her being super into him. He’s all “you’re glowing as you talk about him!” but I, an expert on body language as of right this minute, have decided she is actually just excited to be around such a TRUE CRIME MONOLITH.
It comes as no surprise to learn that Glenn and Alisha pass with flying colours. My gal isn’t dating a secret sociopath!! Hooray! Shirty says in all his years of interviewing people, he’s surprised to say they have NO problems. They are perfect. They walk off into the night as smunty as I would be if I was told I had a perfect, problem-free relationship.
Meanwhile, Renee is shitting herself and like honestly, same? I am shitting myself FOR these people. She says everything I would be thinking – this Shirty guy WORKED FOR THE FBI. Is he going to say she’s emotionally unavailable or some other catastrophic brain glitch that will mean she’ll be alone forever!!
Before we see Renee and Matt get holes bored into them with Shirty’s eyes, Alisha drops a bombshell on us. See, she rooms with Renee and she’s found a ring. It’s an $800 custom piece Renee has gotten made, it has the date she met Ciarran engraved on the band, it is a LOT. And she’s brought it to Paradise to give to him.
Alisha, like all of us, is extreme levels of WTF.
First, Matt chats to Shirty. He’s all nah, I’m not jealous of Ciarran but also they split up super recently so I have some concerns.
Then Renee sits down with Shirty. He asks her if she still has feelings for Ciarran, and she says she did but doesn’t anymore. But she also tells him she’s avoided getting to physical with Matt in public because she doesn’t want to be the ex that does that in front of their ex. Shirty seems to think this is all a big warning alarm.
Then it’s Ciarran’s turn. I feel like he chose a very garish outfit today to throw off Shirty.
WOOF this was a dog’s breakfast, guys. Ciarran was clearly already on the defensive, which is understandable given Shirty is fucking terrifying. But he was also hedging around everything – from the get go, when Shirty asked him why he came on the show, CIARRAN shoots himself in the foot by being all “well it wasn’t to be a celebrity or influencer.” Buddy, he didn’t ask you that but now all we can think is that WAS your reasoning.
He gets so worked up by the questions he goes more red than I thought was humanly possible.
We cut back to Renee, who is chatting with Mary and Alisha. She tells them they only broke up a WEEK before she flew to Fiji, which is insanity. It makes more sense as to why she keeps being all “well he’s not coming back to me now lol” – I thought they split ages ago.
Then it’s time for Kiki and Ciarran to face Shirty together. Kiki gives Ciarran this like pep talk, saying they need to say this or that coz it “looks good on TV” hahahaha. Oh man. The producers are really doing this cast dirty this year, hey.
Kiki is far more controlled than Ciarran in front of Shirty, but it’s not looking good for them. Shirty reckons their relationship will run its course and they’ll split eventually.
Every time Shirty speaks Kiki looks nice and friendly and then right at the end looks like she wants to rip his head off.
When Ciarran gets back, he’s ropeable. He walks off and you hear some banging and crashing. When he comes back, he wants to chat with Renee. They head off with fresh margies, and you can pinpoint the moment when Matt’s heart splits in two.
Renee spends most of their convo looking skeptical as fuck and wishing for it to be over.
It turns out a big part of the betrayal she feels is around Ciarran and Cass having a sorta thing. She tells us to camera how she’s just really fucked up because she made this $800 ring with Cass, so why would Ciarran go for her friend? I also feel like the question is, what kinda shitty friend willingly accepts the advances of your ex when she designed A VERY EXPENSIVE RING TO CELEBRATE YOUR LOVE!!!!
Then things get super sad. Renee finishes the interview but they leave her mic on. She starts sobbing, and goes to her room.
Alisha goes in to console her, and asks Renee if there was a part of her which was hoping for a reunion. She says she was – because Ciarran told her that’s what would happen.
WHAT THE FUUUUUUCK CIARRAN.
Alisha’s level of controlled rage is literally all of us right now:
Ok I’ll control my rage here in the spirit of Alisha BUT.
- what the fuck Ciarran, we knew he was primo fuckboy but this is another level. Telling your ex – WHO YOU CHEATED ON MIND YOU – that you’ll be rekindling your love in Paradise, then having her arrive to see you hooking up with her ex-friend, before moving on to dry hump with someone else is pure sociopath shit, surely. No wonder Renee has been guarded as hell this whole time.
- I still can’t get past how Cass has custom made this ring with her friend Renee for Renee’s then-boyfriend, charged $800 DOLLARS!!!!! for it!!!! and then shown up in Paradise and immediately started canoodling with said ex. Unbelievable levels of sociopath, I say as absolutely not a psychologist.
Ok, got that off my chest.
I was really angling for Renee to jump on eBay after this episode to sell said $800 ring and make bank, but Alisha encourages her to chuck the ring. I mean, good but also I saw dollar signs baby!!!! In the words of Blu Cantrell, Hit ‘Em Up Style you know? I don’t know because I don’t know what that means but vibes of the song.
But when they actually go to throw the ring it’s very powerful stuff! I totally bought into it with the aggressive intense Lord Of The Rings Battle music and Alisha’s shirt billowing out like some sort of heartbreak superhero.
While they’re garnering the courage to chuck $1,000 into the ocean (basically), Kiki’s asking everyone what’s going on, and people keep being like IT’S THE RING, THE RING, THE RIIIIING. She’s like what the fuck is The Ring, and Brittney explains it’s a ring Renee brought to give to Ciarran.
Kiki’s heaps dismissive but when Ciarran shows up and she tells him, he explains he already knows about it and you can SEE the cogs working in her brain. I have this theory that Kiki is a whip-smart legend who has just ended up with the wrong dude.
Eventually, Renee throws the ring. Her to camera afterward is so lovely – she seems really free from whatever the Ciarran burden was.
Then Osh arrives. It’s time for this weird rose ceremony where couples have to commit to each other. If they do, the next stage will be meeting fam and friends.
Renee and Matt go for a chat and it’s soooo nice, you can see how focused she now is on their relationship. I AM SO HAPPY FOR HER.
Meanwhile, Kiki’s got doubts. I TOLD YOU SHE’S A SECRET GENIUS. She asks Ciarran about the ring but then tells us she’s unsure about him, because if she doesn’t ask – she doesn’t get told.
She tells us that she’s had it with looking like an idiot because Ciarran doesn’t tell her shit and then she finds out after the fact. I love this Kiki? And it looks like tomorrow night her mum goes IN on Ciarran, calling him a lying dog, which is just *kissy fingers* stuff.
Melissa Mason is the Managing Editor (Sydney) at Pedestrian. You can find her posting sub-par thirst traps on Instagram and tweeting very sporadically on Twitter.
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