George Steinbrenner, who bought a declining Yankees team in 1973, promised to stay out of its daily affairs and then, in an often tumultuous reign, placed his formidable stamp on 7 World Series championship teams, 11 pennant winners and a sporting world powerhouse valued at perhaps $1.6 billion, died Tuesday morning, the team announced. He was 80 and lived in Tampa, Fla.
“He was an incredible and charitable man,” the family said in a statement.
“He was a visionary and a giant in the world of sports. He took a great but struggling franchise and turned it into a champion again.”
Mr. Steinbrenner’s death came nine months after the Yankees won their first World Series title since 2000, clinching their six-game victory over the Philadelphia Phillies at his new Yankee Stadium, and two days after the team’s longtime public-address announcer Bob Sheppard died at age 99.
Check out this soundless video showing robotic hands lowering a cap over the BP oil spill which they hope will completely stop oil from spewing into the water. Here is the statement from the oil company:
“It is expected, although cannot be assured, that no oil will be released to the ocean for the duration of the test. This will not however be an indication that flow from the well bore has been permanently stopped.”
Congratulations to Martin Lawrence who wed his girlfriend Shamicka Gibbs this past weekend at their Beverly Hills mansion. In attendance was Eddie Murphy and Denzel Washington among other guests.
A hotel in Turkish-occupied
northern Cyprus said it will sue
Jennifer Lopez for $40 million
after she cancelled a concert there
for “political” reasons. The hotel
and casino venue says Lopez still
has time to change her mind about
the July 24th gig. The contract has
not been terminated. If she does
not show up for the concert, we
will begin a procedure in the
courts to claim $35-40 million
dollars in damages.
An overzealous fan hopped on the
stage and suffered the consequences,
during a recent concert featuring
50 Cent and G-Unit in Brazil. While
performing a man hopped on the
stage and attempted to grab 50
Cent. He was quickly pummeled by
security offers, while G-Unit
cohort Lloyd Banks can be seen
striking the man, who is quickly
booted from the stage. 50 Cent and
G-Unit then resumed their
Waka Flocka Flame and his entourage are currently under investigation after a woman complained of being assaulted on the rapper’s tour bus.
According to reports, a woman in Akron, Ohio, is accusing the rapper for an unknown assault that took place outside of a Hilton Garden Inn.
Waka Flocka was arrested and detained but later released after police could not determine the actual facts of the case.
As of press time, Wacka Flocka nor his entourage was charged with any crime and charges have yet to be filed on the unidentified female’s behalf.
Back in April, we reported Jay’s second leg of his BP3 tour racked in over nine million in sales. Pollstar has just released their mid-year report for 2010 and Jay comes in at number 12 with $22.5 million in overall concerts. Don’t forget, Jay joins Em with four shows at Comerica Park and Yankee Stadium in September.
The manager of the late Ol’ Dirty Bastard has taken aim at the rapper’s widow for allegedly selling the rights to his last-ever album for a pittance, potentially missing out on millions of dollars in revenue for his estate. The Wu-Tang Clan star, real name Russell Tyrone Jones, left behind a number of previously-unheard tracks when he died from an accidental drug overdose in 2004.
The songs were collated for his first posthumous release, “Message to the Other Side”, in 2009, while the remaining tunes appear on the forthcoming “A Son Unique” CD. But Jones’ former manager, Jarred Weisfeld, claims Icelene Jones has secretly signed away ownership of the project and spent the estimated $10,000 proceeds herself – instead of splitting the cash with the rapper’s survivors, including his mother Cherry Jones and the four other women he fathered children with.
Weisfeld is convinced the rights to “A Son Unique” is worth much more and could have generated huge profits for Jones’ family. He tells the New York Post, “She sold out for peanuts.”
Weisfeld has been locked in a long and bitter legal battle with Jones’ family for a share of the hip-hop star’s remaining fortune and the case, at Brooklyn Surrogate Court in New York, is still ongoing. “A Son Unique” has not been given a specific release date and it has yet to be revealed who now owns the rights to the music.
Christina Milian and The-Dream have decided to separate, his rep confirms to UsMagazine.com.
“Terius ‘The-Dream’ Nash is saddened to announce that his marriage to Christina Milian was unsuccessful. The couple reached this decision in late 2009, but decided to keep the news private in efforts to protect their baby daughter Violet. They ask for consideration and respect for their family moving forward,” his rep tells Us.
The split confirmation comes as racy photos surface of The-Dream and his assistant of about a year, Melissa Santiago, frolicking in the Caribbean.
The producer and singer (who released his third album, Love King, on June 29), 32, proposed to Milian, 28, in July 2009 with a six-carat diamond ring from Ivanka Trump’s jewelry line. The couple eloped last September in Las Vegas, and said “I Do” a second time in Rome in December. They welcomed daughter Violet five months ago.
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Amber Rose and Tahiry separately cover the special ‘3-D calender’ issues of the new Hip Hop Weekly magazine. Interested in that calender? Buy the magazine.