Bucs Wallop Falcons In Wild Shootout

By Terrance Turner Sept. 19, 2021 Today the Tampa Bay Buccaneers faced the Atlanta Falcons at home at Raymond James Stadium. It was a wildly unpredictable game, a high-scoring affair that became razor-close late and then turned into a blowout. Tampa Bay quarterback Tom Brady scored midway through the first quarter, launching a laser beam … Continue reading Bucs Wallop Falcons In Wild Shootout

Lil Nas X Releases Debut Album “Montero”

By Terrance Turner Sept. 17, 2021 The debut album from Lil Nas X is finally here. The 15-song project opens with the title track, which shot to No. 1 amid a storm of controversy fueled partly by its provocative, Biblically subversive video. "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" is inspired by the acclaimed 2017 film, … Continue reading Lil Nas X Releases Debut Album “Montero”

Colts Will Appear On “Hard Knocks” — In First-Ever In-Season Edition

By Terrance Turner Every year, HBO cameras take us behind the scenes of a different NFL team. The HBO series "Hard Knocks" gives viewers a close-up look at players and coaches as they prepare for a new football season. But the show always ends after the final preseason game, before the start of the regular … Continue reading Colts Will Appear On “Hard Knocks” — In First-Ever In-Season Edition

Billie Eilish Stuns at Met Gala

Photo from Twitter. By Terrance Turner Sept. 14, 2021 The Met Gala was held tonight, with the theme being "American Fashion". While that nebulous theme inspired many different looks, perhaps none were more arresting or more surprising than that of Billie Eilish. In a peach-colored Oscar de la Renta dress, Eilish paid homage to Marilyn … Continue reading Billie Eilish Stuns at Met Gala

Raiders Beat Ravens After Dramatic Overtime Rally

By Terrance Turner Sept. 13, 2021 The Las Vegas Raiders began their season at home tonight versus the Baltimore Ravens. On the premiere of "Monday Night Football", the Ravens worked to overcome a slew of injuries and open their season with a win. The Raiders fought back from a 14-point deficit to force overtime. But … Continue reading Raiders Beat Ravens After Dramatic Overtime Rally

Steve From “Blue’s Clues” Is Back — With a Heartfelt New Video

By Terrance Turner Sept. 7, 2021 Tomorrow marks the 25th anniversary of the animated series "Blue's Clues". For millennials like myself, the series was a staple -- a cherished element of a childhood that now seems light-years away. Today, we got an unexpected blast from the past. The program debuted in 1996 on Nickelodeon. It … Continue reading Steve From “Blue’s Clues” Is Back — With a Heartfelt New Video

Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

By Terrance Turner September 1, 2021 After the Supreme Court failed to act, a restrictive Texas abortion law has gone into effect. The law forbids abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before expectant mothers are even aware of the pregnancy. It makes no exceptions for rape or incest. (Supposedly, six weeks is when a "fetal … Continue reading Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

Ed Asner Dies at 91

By Terrance Turner Aug. 29, 2021 Legendary television and film actor Ed Asner has died. He was 91. His publicist confirmed the news to Variety, writing that he died on Sunday surrounded by family. (Asner is survived by four children: Matthew, Liza, Kate, and Chris.) Asner's family added confirmation on the actor's Twitter account. "We are … Continue reading Ed Asner Dies at 91

Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive For COVID-19

By Terrance Turner Aug. 17, 2021 Texas Governor Greg Abbott tested positive for COVID-19 today, his office says. The governor is isolating in the Governor's Mansion and not experiencing any symptoms, according to his spokesperson. "Governor Abbott is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, in good health, and currently experiencing no symptoms," Mark Miner, the governor's communications … Continue reading Gov. Greg Abbott Tests Positive For COVID-19

Lizzo Teams Up With Cardi B for “Rumors”

By Terrance Turner Aug. 12, 2021 Lizzo and Cardi B have teamed up for a new song. Lizzo's new track "Rumors" addresses the gossip that has spread about them recently. Lizzo's lyrics contain her usual blend of unapologetic confidence and blunt, brassy raunch. "All the rumors are true, yeah/What you heard that's true, yeah/I'll f--k … Continue reading Lizzo Teams Up With Cardi B for “Rumors”

Peyton Manning Inducted Into NFL Hall of Fame

By Terrance Turner Aug. 8, 2021 This year's NFL Hall of Fame inductees featured two separate classes -- for 2020 and 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the NFL was unable to host induction festivities. But this year, they over-delivered with two sets of inductees. Those honored included such luminaries as Troy Polamalu, Edgerrin James, … Continue reading Peyton Manning Inducted Into NFL Hall of Fame

Issa Wedding! Issa Rae Marries Louis Diame in France

Photos by Lauren Fair Photography. By Terrance Turner July 26, 2021 Issa Rae is married. The actress, writer, and producer married businessman Louis Diame over the weekend in the French Riviera. The intimate ceremony took place in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, a commune in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region in Southeastern France. Rae shared stunning photos of the nuptials, … Continue reading Issa Wedding! Issa Rae Marries Louis Diame in France

Britney Spears’ Father Files To End Conservatorship

Photo from the New York Times. By Terrance Turner June 23, 2021 (updated Aug. 12, Sept. 7) BREAKING: Jamie Spears has filed paperwork to dissolve the conservatorship. Judge Brenda Penny will make a ruling about the matter on Sept. 29. James Spears filed his petition to terminate the conservatorship in Los Angeles Superior Court, according … Continue reading Britney Spears’ Father Files To End Conservatorship

Derek Chauvin Convicted For Murder Of George Floyd, Will Serve 22.5 Years In Prison

By Terrance Turner March 26, 2021 (Updated April 20; updated June 25) BREAKING NEWS (June 25, 2021): Derek Chauvin has been sentenced to 22.5 years in prison for the murder of George Floyd. On April 20, the jury found Derek Michael Chauvin guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder, and second-degre manslaughter for the murder of … Continue reading Derek Chauvin Convicted For Murder Of George Floyd, Will Serve 22.5 Years In Prison

Beyonce Makes Grammy History with “Black Parade”

Photo courtesy By Terrance Turner March 14, 2021 BREAKING NEWS: Beyonce is now the most decorated artist in Grammy history. Just minutes ago, Beyonce won the Grammy for Best R&B Performance for her song "Black Parade", which she co-wrote. With this win, she now has 28 Grammy Awards -- more than any other artist, male … Continue reading Beyonce Makes Grammy History with “Black Parade”

Cicely Tyson: In Memoriam

By Terrance Turner Jan. 28, 2021 Legendary actress Cicely Tyson has died. She was 96. Tyson's family announced the passing. “With a heavy heart, the family of Miss Cicely Tyson announces her peaceful transition this afternoon. At this time, please allow the family their privacy,” they said, in a statement issued through Tyson's manager, Larry … Continue reading Cicely Tyson: In Memoriam

Juneteenth

The Juneteenth flag was designed by activist Ben Haith in 1997. Photo from CNN. By Terrance Turner June 19, 2020 (updated June 19, 2021) On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers, led by General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas, with some game-changing news. "The people of Texas are informed that in accordance with a Proclamation … Continue reading Juneteenth

A Meditation on Happiness, And A Passionate Reunion, on “Insecure”

Photo courtesy of HBOWatch. By Terrance Turner June 1, 2020 This recap contains spoilers. On "Lowkey Happy", last night's episode of Insecure, Lawrence (Jay Ellis) meets up with his ex Issa (Issa Rae) for drinks. He nervously waits for her to show up, anxiously popping a breath mint. Issa arrives and quickly takes a nasty … Continue reading A Meditation on Happiness, And A Passionate Reunion, on “Insecure”

Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion Make Grammy History with “Savage” Remix (UPDATED)

Photo courtesy of Instagram. By Terrance Turner April 30, 2020 (Updated Nov. 24) BREAKING NEWS: (March 14, 2021): Tonight, Megan the Stallion and Beyonce won the Grammy for Best Rap Song for their work on the remix of Megan's song "Savage". They are the first female duo ever to win in this category. This is … Continue reading Beyonce and Megan Thee Stallion Make Grammy History with “Savage” Remix (UPDATED)

Gronk Ends Retirement to Join Brady on Bucs — And Win! (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner April 21, 2020 (updated Dec. 26; updated Feb.7) Last night, former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" (at Home). Host Andy Cohen said rumors were swirling that Gronkowski wanted to join ex-Patriots teammate Tom Brady on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Cohen asked Gronkowski if he was considering … Continue reading Gronk Ends Retirement to Join Brady on Bucs — And Win! (UPDATED)

Roughnecks Remain Unbeaten After Wild Finish

By Terrance Turner March 9, 2020 (updated Nov. 15) Despite three turnovers and a wildly controversial fourth quarter, the Houston Roughnecks survived Game 5 on Saturday afternoon to remain undefeated. The Roughnecks beat the Seattle Dragons 32-23 at TDECU Stadium yesterday. They remain the only unbeaten team in the XFL. After a near-scoreless first quarter, … Continue reading Roughnecks Remain Unbeaten After Wild Finish

As “Lion King” Premieres, Beyonce’s “Spirit” Soars

Photo courtesy of Tom & Lorenzo. By Terrance Turner July 17, 2019 Last night, ABC aired its prime-time special on "The Lion King", the live-action retelling of the classic 1994 animated film. The special featured intriguing details about the making of the original film and its adaptation to the stage. ABC also included interviews with … Continue reading As “Lion King” Premieres, Beyonce’s “Spirit” Soars

Ravens Edge Chiefs on “Sunday Night Football”

By Terrance Turner Sept. 19, 2021 The Kansas City Chiefs played the Baltimore Ravens on "Sunday Night Football" tonight. The teams faced off inside M&T Bank Arena in Baltimore. Just fifty seconds into the game, Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson got picked off. The ball was intercepted by Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu, who returned it all … Continue reading Ravens Edge Chiefs on “Sunday Night Football”

Browns Overcome Injuries, Turnovers to Defeat Texans

By Terrance Turner Sept. 19, 2021 The Houston Texans were in Ohio today, playing against the Cleveland Browns. The Browns went three and out but then got the ball back after a costly turnover. Texans punt returner Andre Roberts dropped the ball, which was recovered by Cleveland. Roberts muffed a low-driving punt that bounced off … Continue reading Browns Overcome Injuries, Turnovers to Defeat Texans

Alabama Survives Wild Game In Florida

By Terrance Turner Sept. 18, 2021 Today, the Alabama Crimson Tide sought a win on the road. Batting the Florida Gators at the University of Florida, the Tide took a commanding early lead. But the Gators paired a strong defense and a vastly superior run game to give the Tide a run for their money. … Continue reading Alabama Survives Wild Game In Florida

Chiefs Come From Behind To Beat Browns in Thriller

By Terrance Turner Sept. 12, 2021 The Kansas City Chiefs and the Cleveland Browns did battle in a rematch of their raucous divisional round playoff game last year. It was a high-scoring affair from the jump, and both teams showed off their high-powered offenses. The game came down to the wire, with back-and-forth scoring volleys … Continue reading Chiefs Come From Behind To Beat Browns in Thriller

Texans Dominate Jaguars In Home Opener

By Terrance Turner Sept. 12, 2021 Today, the Houston Texans began their season at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars traveled to NRG Stadium in Houston. Interestingly, their home stadium is being used used by the New Orleans Saints. (The Saints are playing the Green Bay Packers in Jacksonville; the Saints cannot play in … Continue reading Texans Dominate Jaguars In Home Opener