Marcus Smart Suspended 3 Games For Shoving Fan, Man Denies Racial Slur [VIDEO]

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The Big 12 has reigned down its punishment on Marcus Smart for pushing a fan who was assumed to have hurled a racial slur his way. The melee occurred shortly after he went flying into the crowd following a blocked shot during the closing seconds of Saturday’s loss against Texas Tech.
He will be suspended for the Cowboys’ next three games, but still be allowed to practice.
Jeff Orr, the fan whom Smart shoved with force, denied calling the 19-year-old sophomore the N-word or any other bit of color commentary, but did admit to saying he was “a piece of crap” during their brief exchange. Smart took the moment to show some maturity in his time of embarrassment…

 

[HipHopWired]


Will Smith Passes On ‘Independence Day’ Sequel; Michael B. Jordan Being Considered To Step In

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18 years after the release of military sci-fi blockbuster “Independence Day,” director Roland Emmerich and co-writer/producer Dean Delvin are busy at work on a sequel,” Deadline reports.
The long-awaited sequel will reportedly be released in theaters on the original film’s 20th anniversary, July 4, 2016. The star of the original 90s blockbuster that grossed $811 million worldwide, Will Smith; however, will be visibly absent. According repots, the 45-year-old father of three has decided not to participate in the sequel. Not all hope is lost though, as TheWrap reported back in September that Oscar nominee Michael B. Jordan is being considered for the leading role in the action flick. Sources say that Jordan’s name has been mentioned during several creative meetings for the film and he’s actually interested. This would be a great look for Jordan, who revealed during an interview last summer that he looks forward to playing the role of a ” action hero” in the future…

[MadameNoire]


Lupita Nyongo’s New York Magazine Cover Cements Her It-Girl Status

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Nowadays it seems like there’s a new story about Lupita Nyong’o every day. She’s been popping up on magazine covers, in photo shoots, and in fashion ad campaigns ever since word started to spread about her amazing performance in “12 Years A Slave”–impressive praise considering it was her first role in a feature film. And from her sartorial success at every red carpet event, it’s clear that Lupita is fashion’s newest It-Girl , and a worthy one at that. The latest honor to come her way was landing the cover of New York Magazine‘s Spring Fashion issue and an accompanying profile and editorial within, which was photographed by Erik Madigan Heck whose bold use of color really makes Lupita stand out beautifully. The profile is a welcome, but guarded, peek into the life and times of Lupita. We learn about her path to acting, the role Ralph Fiennes played in pushing her to attend acting school, and why she likes her privacy…

[StyleBlazer]


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