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Chris Rock Issues A Brilliant Defense Of Colin Kaepernick

"You have to admit in the world of sports where we give criminals 15 chances, this guy shouldn't be denied the right to ever play again."

While football is as American as apple pie, white picket fences and law enforcement killing unarmed black people, this season has been shrouded with controversy or at the very least several side eyes from fans and activists over Colin Kaepernick not having an NFL team to call home due to his silent protest of the National Anthem.

While many surmise Kaep may never play football again, legendary comedian Chris Rock took to Instagram Saturday (Sept. 16) to brilliantly point out there have historically been other players who have committed far worse atrocities than the 29-year-old, yet have been given second chances to play on the field.

"It's the fact the there's a bunch of teams that are an injured quarterback away from there whole season going up in smoke. Cowboys/ raiders / etc. The fact that the good teams don't want him is the proof. Teams in every sport sign players all the time for the sole purpose of there competition not getting the player, but nobody's worried about that because they already know he's not gonna be signed," Rock commented.

Rock's defense of Kaepernick comes just one day after Jay-Z performed "The Story of O.J." at The Meadows Music & Art Festival in Queens. Rock isn't the first high-profile figure to come to Kaep's defense. J.Cole has also made it clear he stands with and supports Kaepernick and just last month thousands marched in front of the NFL headquarters in New York for quarterback.

According to CBS, the ratings this season have not been the best. Per the research conducted by analyst Brian Wieser, NFL viewership is down 14% on a year-over-year basis during the first week of the 2017-2018 season. This is the first time its been this low since 2009.

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Don C. Completes Remy Martin Capsule With Duffel Bag At NBA All-Star Weekend

After releasing the first several pieces starting in October, Don C and Remy Martin concluded their "Just Remy" capsule collection at NBA All-Star Weekend.

The release party in Charlotte, North Carolina had guests such as Roc Nation's Lenny S., DJ Yasmina, Vintage Frames Founder/CEO Corey Shapiro, and others enjoying Remy Martin cocktails while taking a look at the entire collection.

“Just Rémy” is a capsule collection designed by Don C. that is slated to showcase both himself, basketball culture and the liquor brand's "unparalleled prowess and superior craftsmanship in the world of lifestyle," according to a press release.

The final piece of the collection is a black lambskin leather duffel bag with gold hardware, red python piping, and a gold embroidered “Just Rémy” logo. The final piece mirrors the previous pieces of the collection: a snakeskin designed-embroidered 1738 sneaker box with a bottle of Rémy Martin 1738 Accord Royal and Just Don shoelaces inside, followed by a snapback hat released in Los Angeles, a jersey release at Art Basel in Miami, and a Dopp Kit release in New York City at the end of January.

The “Just Rémy” Duffel is available for purchase for $750 in limited supply on JustDon.com, along with the other pieces in the collection, including the Dopp Kit and Cap ($350) and jersey ($750).

 

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Sanaa Lathan Stars In Chilling Trailer For Jordan Peele’s ‘Twilight Zone’ Reboot

Sanaa Lathan stars in the chilling new trailer for Jordan Peele’s reboot of The Twilight Zone. Set behind a blood-curling instrumental, the mysterious teaser appears to center around the concept of time and numeric synchronicities.

The creepy clip also features Adam Scott, John Cho, Kumail Nanjiani, Tracy Morgan and Peele, who will host and produce the latest revival of the classic horror series through his Monkeypaw Productions imprint.

The Twilight Zone, created by Rod Sterling, debuted in 1959 and aired for five seasons. The show was rebooted in 1985, and again in 2002.

“I was terrified,” Peele told Variety last year of taking on the remake. “Why would I ever jump into the most established, pristine shoes in all of the genre? I could rip Twilight Zone off and call it something different and not be compared to Rod Serling. So I stepped away from it. And then several months later I got another call.”

It's a good thing that Peele faced his fears, because The Twilight Zone and his forthcoming horror flick, US, prove that he knows how to scare up anticipation.

The Twilight Zone debuts April 1 on CBS All Access. Check the video above for the trailer.

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Amy Winehouse Hologram Tour Postponed Over “Unique Challenges”

Amy Winehouse's hologram tour is officially postponed, BASE Hologram, the company behind the digital production, announced via Twitter Tuesday (Feb. 19).

“In developing the type of highly ambitious, state of the art hologram/augmented reality theatrical event that would truly capture her genius and incredible artistic and social contributions, we encountered some unique challenges and sensitivities,” the company revealed.

The tour, originally scheduled to launch sometime this year, is delayed until BASE can “determine the best path to a creatively spectacular production that would properly honor Amy’s legacy.”

Mitch Winehouse, the “Back to Black” singer's father, announced the tour last fall, which was expected to feature a live band backing a digital projection of Winehouse.

Winehouse died from alcohol poisoning in 2011, following a very public battle with addiction that ultimately cut her life short. Proceeds from the tour will benefit the Amy Winehouse Foundation, an organization that works to prevent “the effects of drug and alcohol misuse on young people.”

Read BASE Hologram’s full statement on the tour delay below.

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— BASE Hologram (@BASEHologram) February 20, 2019

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