(TMZ) - The woman who was once engaged to NBA star Jason Collins tells TMZ, she had no clue he was gay at the time of their relationship. In fact, she only found out last weekend, and she was floored.
Carolyn Moos (who played a few seasons in the WNBA) dated Collins for seven years and was engaged to him until they broke up in 2009, after Collins pulled the plug on their wedding.
Carolyn tells TMZ, she never once suspected he was gay, so the news is shocking. She says Collins eventually revealed everything last weekend - just days before his big announcement - and said that his homosexuality was the real reason he ended things with her.
According to TMZ, at the time of their breakup, Carolyn says Jason gave a bunch of BS reasons for calling it quits, and she could never understand what went wrong, until now.
Carolyn - who's back on the hunt for Mr. Right - tells TMZ, "It's very emotional for me as a woman to have invested 8 years in my dream to have a husband, soul mate, and best friend in him. So this is all hard to understand."
She adds, "I care about [Jason] tremendously and only want the best for him. I want Jason to be happy for a lifetime and stay true to who he really is, inside and out."
"[If] she's comfortable wearing that tiny outfit and dancing for NBA fans, then good for her," Crawford wrote, according to NY Daily News. "Besides…not every man likes women to be toothpick skinny. I'd say most men prefer a little extra meat on her bones. Am I right?"
“It’s articles like this that lead young women and girls to anorexia and bulimia,” one reader wrote, according to the Daily News. Other commenters reportedly called for the blogger to be fired.
"I didn't set out to be the first openly gay athlete playing in a major American team sport," National Basketball Association center Jason Collins , "but since I am, I'm happy to start the conversation."
With that, the 34-year-old veteran of 12 NBA seasons and six pro teams becomes the first active player in the four major American team sports to come out.
He goes on to say he's been asked how he thinks other players will respond to the news. "The simple answer is, I have no idea," Collins writes. "I'm a pragmatist. I hope for the best, but plan for the worst. The biggest concern seems to be that gay players will behave unprofessionally in the locker room. Believe me, I've taken plenty of showers in 12 seasons. My behavior wasn't an issue before, and it won't be one now. My conduct won't change. I still abide by the adage, 'What happens in the locker room stays in the locker room.' I'm still a model of discretion."
Now a free agent, for the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards. Over his 713-game NBA career, he has averaged just under 21 minutes a game and has scored an average 3.6 points per game.
I couldn’t come up with the right word for the title of this rumor. I know “crushing” hasn’t been used since the days of Big Pun. But, ever since the Lil Wayne controversy, I’ve changed my ways! I won’t use terms like smashing, hitting, annihilating, destroying or even tapping when it comes to sex with women! Crushing seemed to be the saftest! That said, I heard an interesting rumor about Drake that reminds me of a Chappelle skit. Remember the “Love Contract” skit? Yeah? I heard that Drake smashes all the chicks he wants, but before he does, they have to sign a binding contract to keep their freaking trap SHUT! This is probably why you really don’t hear any crazy, crazy rumors about Drizzy from any common tricks. He lets out his own rumors as he sees fit, i.e. the Rihanna stuff. But, if these regular chicks want to be with Drake, they gotta sign on the line. I didn’t hear the penalty if they break the contract though.
Months after Beyonce’s publicity team pressed BuzzFeed to take pictures of the singer taken at her Super Bowl performance, calling some of the posted pics “unflattering,” the singer has banned all professional photographers from her Mrs. Carter Show World Tour, according to photography blog, Fstoppers.
A.J. Clemente’s first day at his new job couldn’t have gone any worse. The new weekend news anchor for KFYR, the NBC affiliate in Bismarck, North Dakota, managed to kick off his on-air career with a live mic gaffe consisting of two words you can never say on television.
“F*ckin sh*t,” Clemente said, before his stunned co-anchor had the chance to give him his proper introduction.
We don’t know exactly what caused Clemente to go blue. But, judging from his Twitter activity, he was nervous about his first day.
Then, a little more than four hours later, Clemente tweeted his reaction to his now famous meltdown.
Unfortunately that mistake cost him his job. Should he have get another chance?
Last night, G.O.O.D. Music rapper Big Sean playfully hit the Los Angeles red carpet premiere of 42 with new girlfriend Naya Rivera. Last year, the “Guap” rapper gushed about having “something special” with a non-industry girlfriend and has since been spotted canoodling with the Glee actress. In recent months, the new couple celebrated Sean’s 25th birthday party and hit up Rihanna’s L.A. tour stop.
Sean, who has remained coy about their relationship, recently tweeted:”@nayarivera was in on it too, lookin good… I really had no idea about this…I was at home sick as f-ck!”
Jay-Z is bringing the Made in America Festival back to Philadelphia, and organizers have just revealed the official lineup.
- Nine Inch Nails
- Public Enemy
- Calvin Harris
- Florence Welch
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
- Kendrick Lamar
- Queens of the Stone Age
- 2 chainz
- Wiz Khalifa
- The Gas Light Anthem
- Emili Sande
- A$AP Rocky & Schoolboy Q
- Walk the Moon
- Jesse Rose
- Fitz and The Tantrums
- Wolfgang Gartner
- Feed Me & Crystal Fighter
- Jay Rock
- Imagine Dragons
- Birdy Nam Nam
Diddy And Kate Upton Allegedly Seen Kissing In A Miami Nightclub Via NYDailyNews Here’s a duo that’ll make your heads spin — Kate Upton and Sean “Diddy” Combs are hot and heavy. After the 20-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover girl said she was single on Valentine’s Day and had broken up with star Detroit Tigers pitcher Justin Verlander, she was spotted a little over a month later, on March 24, sucking face with Diddy, 43, at club LIV in Miami Beach.
“They were kissing, they weren’t hiding it,” an eyewitness tells Confidenti@l. Earlier that night, Diddy, hosting a bash at the club, had tweeted: “Miami … Ain’t no party like a @iamdiddy party … Meet me at Club Liv 2nite #CIROCBOYZ in the building!!!”
The curvy Upton soon joined him in the VIP section and she and the hip-hop mogul stayed together, partying late into the night. Following their hot hookup in South Beach, the duo met up again in New York, sharing an intimate dinner together at Gemma in the Bowery Hotel on Thursday. “They were having dinner together,” a source tells us. We already know Diddy isn’t really the monogamous type, and Kate Upton is the most popular Becky on the scene right now, but damn!
Lip wrestling in the club in front of EVERYBODY?! Where is the respect for his half-shaven, ironing-board a$$, bottom beyotch Cassie??
No wonder Breezy has been running around with these waitresses! Homeboy is DEFINITELY on the rebound, because Rihanna has left him in the dust again.
Via E! News: We can finally close the cluttered chapter of our Rihanna and Chris Brown scrapbooks, because it’s officially over…for now. A source exclusive to E! News has confirmed the couple’s split after a tireless frenzy of are-they-or-aren’t-they tailchasing.
Per the insider, RiRi will always love Chris but has moved on and is reshifting her focus to her career and business ventures. Currently running the final legs of her international Diamonds tour while spending solo time with her “mini tour family” and conceptualizing new creative ideas for future shows, the superstar is also working toward launching a new perfume and continuing with her ongoing fashion campaigns.
There is reportedly no other man in the Barbadian beauty’s life. As photos surface of Breezy’s night out with a mysterious blonde in NYC, RiRi appears to be flying solo in the West Coast:
Rihanna was spotted courtside at the L.A. Lakers vs. L.A. Clippers game on Sunday sporting a bold and quirky outfit, consisting of an oversize jersey tee, graphic sweatpants and sky-high white heels.
Damn Chris, you JUST said you were “a respectable guy” now…
Chris Brown Has Allegedly Been Seeing A Nightclub Waitress Behind Rihanna’s Back Via NYPost
There could be a reason that Rihanna wasn’t with Chris Brown in court Friday — sources tell us he’s been “hanging out with a beautiful New York waitress.” We hear Brown hit it off with stunning server Karizma Ramirez at Finale when he visited the club Easter weekend. A source said, “They hit it off and headed out together. They also spent Easter Sunday together.” Despite this, Brown said he and Rihanna are still together during a “Today” interview that aired April 1.
Christopher was in court so that judge can rule on whether or not he cheated the system for 180 hours of community service he was sentenced to.
On Friday, Brown sat in court as lawyer Mark Geragos met with an LA County Superior Court judge behind closed doors in the probation-violation case. The judge ordered Brown back June 10 because lawyers need more time for “additional discovery.” Prosecutors accuse Brown of not completing 180 days of community labor ordered when he pleaded guilty to felony assault in his infamous Rihanna beating. Geragos has argued that the prosecutor’s wrong and Brown’s been “tortured” during his probation. Brown’s mother was in court Friday, but Rihanna, who attended his last court date, was not.
A waitress??? Even if she is a banger, are you REALLY gonna risk your A-list, Grammy winning girlfriend for a piece of a$$ that brings people drinks??? Señor Breezy got some ‘splainin’ to do…
Lyrics To Ray J’s “I Hit It First” Song Revealed Yesterday, Ray J unveiled the cover of his new single “I Hit It First” which seems to refer to the fact that Mr. J struck the match the lit the Kim Kardashian flame and ignited her success.
Shortly after the internet got hold of the artwork, there were a slew of varying opinions toward the the soon-to-be-release track.
Many people think that this is a hilarious marketing gimmick, and many other believe that the record is in poor taste and deemed the song an attention sloring “b!tc# move”.
According to TMZ reports:
Ray J wants Kanye West to know … when it comes to Kim Kardashian, Kanye’s getting sloppy seconds … because he hit it first.
As you know, Ray J famously had his way with Kim in the epic sex tape, “Kim K Superstar.”
TMZ has obtained some of the hysterical lyrics to Ray J’s new song, “I Hit It First,” which will be released next week … and they’re awesome!
She might move on to rappers and ballplayers
But we all know I hit it first.
I had her head going North and her ass going South
But now baby chose to go West
No matter where she goes or who she knows She still belongs in my bed.
We’re told Ray J is making a music video featuring a Kim look-alike.
Is Ray J out of pocket for putting out this song while Kimmy Cakes is pregnant and damn-near-happily married??
Beyonce gave us fair warning yesterday. While it isn't quite the new single fans had anticipated, Mrs. Carter does gives an exclusive preview of "Grown Woman" in her new Pepsi commercial. The Timbaland-produced track plays as Bey looks back at some of her most celebrated music video looks. Throughout her career the diva has transformed herself again and again, but the best has yet to come. As the slogan goes, “Embrace your past but live for now."
After weeks of jokes and barbs about his departure from "The Tonight Show," Jay Leno has announced he's leaving the NBC late night show in spring 2014.
Leno will be replaced by "Late Night's" Jimmy Fallon and the show will move to New York City and be executive-produced by "Saturday Night Live" honcho Lorne Michaels.
It appears that Leno will soon be enjoying some downtime with one of his biggest passions - cars!
WATCH: Jimmy Fallon & Jay Leno Hit A High Note On The Future Of The Tonight Show
"Congratulations Jimmy," Leno said in a statement released on Wednesday. "I hope you're as lucky as me and hold on to the job until you're the old guy. If you need me, I'll be at the garage."
As for Fallon, he's excited to take over the iconic show and show up on TV a little earlier in the night.
"I'm really excited to host a show that starts today instead of tomorrow." Fallon said in a statement.
Steve Burke, Chief Executive Officer of NBCUniversal, explained that they wanted Leno - who is still late night's ratings king - to go out on the top of his game, just like his predecessor.
"We are purposefully making this change when Jay is #1, just as Jay replaced Johnny Carson when he was number one. Jimmy Fallon is a unique talent and this is his time. I'm thrilled he will become the sixth host of 'The Tonight Show' at exactly the right moment, in conjunction with our coverage of next year's Winter Olympic Games from Sochi, Russia," he said in a statement.
Leno has hosted "The Tonight Show" since taking over the reins from Johnny Carson in 1992. Leno briefly left the show in 2009, while Conan O'Brien took over the job, but then returned in 2010 to host again.
For three quarters of a million dollars, a buyer could own the apartment that helped inspire "Juicy."
The Notorious B.I.G. rapped a great deal about his childhood, most notably on hits like 1994's "Juicy" and the posthumously-released "Sky's The Limit." Now, the public is able to own a piece of Biggie Smalls history. The late rapper's Clinton Hills, Brooklyn apartment 3L on 226 St. James Place is on the market. The area was formerly known as Bedford-Stuyvesant, as New York magazine reports.
Reportedly inhabitated by an older couple at present, the $725,000 asking price is up $300,000 from the published sale figures nine years ago.
"The tour buses that come by regularly are enough," listing agent Judith Leif told The Daily Intelligencer. "I don't really know yet what impact, if any, [The Notorious B.I.G's connection] will have on the sale. I think it'll be notable, but I don't know if novelty translates to a purchase."
The property remains on the market.
(TMZ) - TMZ reports that "Buckwild" Star Shain Gandee was found dead in a vehicle in West Virginia this morning, 31 hours after the 21-year-old MTV reality star had been reported missing, this according to law enforcement.
TMZ is reporting that according to officials, Gandee - along with 2 other bodies - was discovered in the vehicle in Sissonville, West Virginia.
As TMZ previously reported, Shain was last heard from around 3 AM on Sunday morning, when he and his uncle David Gandee told people they planned to go 4-wheeling.
It's unclear if 48-year-old David was one of the deceased people in the vehicle where Gandee's body was discovered.
TMZ also reports that one of the people in the vehicle is Shain's father Dale - but that is yet to be confirmed.
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) - Lansing-based moving company Two Men And A Truck is looking to hire more than 1,000 workers over the next few months. Movers and drivers make up the majority of their employee base, but the company is also looking to fill sales, marketing, accounting and IT positions. Entry-level jobs starts at about $10 an hour. A manager's salary ranges between $35,000 and $100,000 a year.