ESPN fired NBA analyst and Boston Celtics legend Paul Pierce for attending a maskless party on his day off over the Easter weekend.
The Instagram live video shows the 43-year-old married father-of-three drinking at a party with exotic dancers.
The video shows Pierce getting a back rub from one busty dancer while another scantily clad woman was seen twerking on the floor behind him.
The room was full of ball players being entertained by the women.
"Oh my god," said a friend who watched Pierce's live-stream of the party. Pierce urged one absent dancer to fall through.
"Monica, you should be here. You could make some money, girl. Stop playing," he said.
None of the partygoers wore face masks. One vlogger suggested that the corporate media -- "Wanting to control athletes" -- will "demonize" Pierce for declining to comply with the political agenda.
The news that ESPN terminated Pierce's employment was first reported by Front Office Sports on Monday. Reps for Pierce declined to comment on Pierce's departure.
Pierce led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008. He was named NBA MVP that season.
He joined ESPN full-time in 2018 after retiring from the NBA in 2017. Pierce was a regular on ESPN's sports programs, "NBA Countdown" and Rachel Nichols' show "The Jump."
On Monday night, he posted a video of himself laughing on Twitter with the message: "Big things coming soon stay tuned make sure u smile. #Truthshallsetufree."
Watch the response video below.
Comedienne, actress and "Windy City Live" contributor Erica Faye Watson has died. She was 48.
The Chicago native's brother said she died Saturday after she was diagnosed with Covid-19. Her cause of death was not confirmed by a coroner, but Watson was morbidly obese.
Morbid obesity is a risk factor for Covid-19, along with respiratory disorders (such as asthma); heart disease, diabetes, smoking and HIV.
Watson died in Jamaica where she moved during the Covid-19 breakout in the United States in 2020.
She was a contributor on ABC7's Windy City Live, and appeared in the Oscar nominated film "Precious" and “ChiRaq."
"Erica was loved and adored by just so many people. She had such a vibrant, vivacious spirit," her agent, April Williams, told WBBM. "I really hope and am praying that she knew what a gem to Chicago she was and how proud we were of her."
She also hosted "Night Cap with Erica" as "Miss Poundcakes" on her YouTube channel. She talked about Black Americans who have made their exit from America and moved to Jamaica permanently on her "BLAXIT to Jamaica" episode (see below) and join their private BLAXIT Facebook group.
Rappers Scrappy and Bambi are expecting baby number three. The announcement was made on Instagram over the weekend.
The announcement came as a surprise to fans who didn't know they were still together after all these years.
Bambi and Scrappy have two minor children together. They seem happy despite their many spats and breakups over the years.
The "Money in the Bank" rapper met Bambi on the set of "Love & Hip-Hop: Atlanta" in 2012 when he was dating Erica Dixon.
Scrappy, a 37-year-old Capricorn, and Bambi, a 35-year-old Pisces, wed in 2017.
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They have come a long way since then. Remember how masculine Bambi used to be? Now She's as soft and feminine as a pillow princess.
Dare I say Bambi is submissive, obedient and minds her manners?
In a livestream video shared on the "Newborn Arrival" YouTube channel, Scappy and Bambi are the picture of domestic bliss.
One secret to their happiness is that Scappy's mom is very involved with her grandchildren. You know if Grammy is at the house every day her son will be on his best behavior.
During the livestream, Bambi laughed out loud when a viewer asked, "What did you do to him to make him stay faithful?"
She responded, "First of all, that's a crazy question to ask somebody."
But Scrappy had the best answer: "Let God deal with him."
Solano County Jail
The brother of rapper Uzzy Marcus is in police custody after allegedly live-streaming himself alongside the dead bodies of a woman and a teenage girl.
According to police, Raymond Michael Weber, 29, is being held without bond at the Solano County Jail on two counts of murder.
Weber is the older brother of Marcus Weber, who goes by the stage name Uzzy Marcus, CBS13 reports.
Officers responded to 911 calls from a Vacaville, Ca., military housing complex on Sunday, Jan. 31, after a neighbor said that Raymond was on Instagram Live holding a gun -- with two motionless female bodies in his apartment. The woman and a teenage girl appeared to have been shot to death.
When police arrived, Weber -- who was wanted on an outstanding warrant for various felonies including domestic battery - had barricaded himself inside his apartment with the dead bodies.
SWAT and the negotiations team failed to convince Weber to turn himself in. But officers managed to take him into custody "after a brief struggle - during which an officer utilized a taser".
The victims, aged 27 and 15, were found dead inside the apartment. Their identities have not been released.
in 2014, Raymond's then-16-year-old brother Antoine Weber was suspected of killing Raymond's girlfriend, 19-year-old Nicole Duarte, and they believed that Raymond was at the scene at the time of the murder.
Antoine later pleaded no contest to the alleged crime, local ABC News affiliate ABC10 reports.
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