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A New Tiger Woods At Press Conference?

Tiger Woods finally opened up. For 33 minutes, the controversial golf icon appeared contrite during a candid press conference at Augusta National Golf Club for the 2010 Masters Tournament as he answered questions that have been on the public's mind for nearly four months.

It was his first no holds bar Q&A session since a Thanksgiving car crash that led to the bombshell that Woods cheated on his wife Elin with allegedly 15 mistresses, including porn stars, a cocktail waitress and a club hostess.

But at the conference, Woods, a four time Masters champion, looked like a man relieved to be getting details of the scandal off his chest. When asked what has been the most disappointing aspect of the entire scandal, Woods said, “Having to look at myself in a light that I never wanted to look at myself…how far astray I got from my core morals that my mom and dad taught me....Cutting through the denial and taking a hard look at myself. The other difficult thing is the constant harrassment to my family...my wife and kids being baggered. [It’s been] very tough for us to heal.”

Among other highlights during the press conference…

Tiger on the injuries he suffered following the car accident: “I had a busted up lip and a pretty sore neck.”

On having more respect for the game and fans: "I want to get less hot...to tone down my negative outbursts, just be more respectful of the game, and acknowledge the fans, and show my appreciation for the fans. I haven't done that in the past few years, and that was wrong of me. So many fans have supported me... thank you to them. I have under-appreciated the fans."

On the news of his past Ambien usage and whether not he battled drug addiction: "I've taken it when my Dad was sick, and when he died. That was a tough time. I took it to help me sleep."

On his connection to the controversial Dr. Galea, who is in the news for supplying performing enhancement drugs to professional athletes: "He did come to my house. He worked with a lot of athletes. He never gave me HGH. I've never taken any illegal drug, ever. I had PRP, plasma treatments. They draw blood in your arm, and [it helps] with injuries. As you know, I had knee surgery, and I a [plasma] injection for my knee."

On his stint in rehab for alleged sex addiction: "Just prior to Christmas, I made the decision to enter rehab.  Having spent Christmas day with my family was incredible, and then having to go to rehab from there. I missed my son’s first birthday, that hurt a lot, I vowed to never miss a birthday again. I was in there for 45 day and it was to take a hard look at myself. I've come out a much better person for it.  I’ll still continue with my treatment. I was in there for 45 days to take a hard look at myself. I missed my son’s 1st birthdayI'm a much better person. I have to still continue with my treatment. That's not going to stop in the near future."

On how he was able to live a secretive life for so long and his future beyond golf: “I was at peace [earlier in my career]. What I've done in past years has been terrible to my family. The fact that I've won [golf championships] has been irrelevant. I've caused pain to my wife, mom. I have to explain this to my kids. I did it. I take full responsibility. I need to be a better man going forward than I was before. If I win championships along the way, so be it. But along the way I want to help more people.”—Keith Murphy

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The onetime reality star alleges that Lanez, along with his entourage and security team, punched and attacked him in the nightclub. According to reports, Prince claims to have suffered blunt force trauma to his head, neck, and chest, in addition to contusions, bruises and anxiety, as a result of the incident. He is suing for unspecified damages.

“They backed me into a corner, and once I was there, they started stomping on me, jumping me,” he recalled to NBC Miami.

He believes that the friction stemmed from an Instagram post about music. “They felt that I was insinuating that they stole the record from me, and I was just like, no, I would never do that, that was never my intention. I had no issue with him at all.”

A portion of the incident was captured on cellphone video. Prince stated that he knew Lanez prior to the run-in, and helped get him into clubs before.

His attorney, Marwan Porter of Porter Law Firm, called the violent incident “a chronic problem” with Lanez who is accused of shooting Megan Thee Stallion in July. The 28-year-old recording artist has yet to publicly address either incident.

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Cardi B Opens Up About Filing For Divorce From Offset

Cardi B took to Instagram Live on Friday (Sept. 18) to air out a few things about filing for divorce from Offset.

The Bronx rapper made it clear that she didn’t file for divorce as a publicity stunt to promote her upcoming album. “I’m not doing it for clout and on top of that I don’t need stunts to sell music,” she said. “I’m not [trying to] brag but don’t ever say I’m doing anything for clout. My first album is three-times platinum and I didn’t need no stunts to do that. My [“Wap”] single is no. 1 worldwide why would I need stunts to sell music? I don’t need stunts — [especially] when it comes to family — to sell anything, so don’t play yourself.”

As for the reason for the divorce filing, the estranged couple simply grew apart. “Nothing crazy out of this world happened, sometimes people really do grow apart. I been with this man for four years. I have a kid with this man, I have a household with this man…sometimes you’re just tired of the arguments and the build up. You get tired sometimes and before something happens, you leave.”

“I just wanna' be a free bird,” Cardi said after questioning whether people secretly want infidelity to be the reason for the split.

“I am the f**king clout,” she added. “I never needed anything. I never needed no stunts to sell sh*t.Why would I need anything to sell my next album?”

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Barack Obama Announces Release Date For ‘A Promised Land’ Memoir

Following the mega-success of his wife’s Becoming release, Barack Obama is poised to debut his own memoir, A Promised Land, this fall. The former president made the literary announcement on Twitter on Thursday (Sept. 17).

“There’s no feeling like finishing a book and I’m proud of this one,” Obama tweeted while explaining that he tries to give an “honest account” of his presidency in the book. The release will also touch on “the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our division and make democracy work for everybody.”

There’s no feeling like finishing a book, and I’m proud of this one. In 'A Promised Land,' I try to provide an honest accounting of my presidency, the forces we grapple with as a nation, and how we can heal our divisions and make democracy work for everybody. pic.twitter.com/T1QSZVDvOm

— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 17, 2020

The highly anticipated and introspective release takes readers on a “compelling journey” and details Obama’s “improbable odyssey from a young man searching for his identity to leader of the free world.” Included in the memoir are striking personal details about his political education, as well as landmark moments from his first term presidency.

The Obamas secured the reported $60 million book deals around a year after ending their tenure in the White House. Michelle Obama’s book became the best-selling memoir in history.

A Promised Land is currently available for pre-order at Obamabook.com. The memoir will be released on Nov. 17.

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