Collins to the Nets; Sports

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With the Combine underway and Collins now signed with the Brooklyn Nets, the landscape of sports and the stereotypical athlete is changing before our eyes.

Collins, is the first openly gay player to be signed to an NBA team. Michael Sam, a University of Missouri football player, just wants to be another football player, not a “gay” football player. No * please.

There are probably varying opinions on this issue, this wouldn’t be news worthy if there weren’t. However, as a former athlete myself, let me just say that I would love my teammate no matter what. Teammates do battle together and thus, regardless of age, gender, sexual preference, et al., the bond between teammates is thicker than any of these superficial differences.

For More: http://hosdi.eu/1fxty09

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House of Cards; Binging

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Excerpt from CNN.com

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Raise your hand if you spent this weekend binge-watching “House of Cards”?

Join the club. From the leader of the free world to celebs, it appeared that Valentine’s Day weekend was for lovers of season two of the hit Netflix series. The show, about the devious machinations of Washington politician Francis Underwood and his wife, Claire, played by Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright, has a devoted fan base that eagerly awaited the release of the new season on Friday — and many of them watched all 13 episodes over the weekend.

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Read the full article here: http://hosdi.eu/1gAGAdB

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Hollywood Politics; Congress

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If you know anything about politics, you know that California’s 33rd Congressional District is probably one of the most coveted seats in all of Congress.

As THR reports, if you look at the statistics related to Obama’s campaign contributions, you’ll notice a huge portion that comes directly from the 33rd. That’s probably because individuals such as Jeffrey Katzenberg, Haim Saban, as well as many other Hollywood celebrities reside in this district that covers Malibu, Beverly Hills and Hancock Park.

Now, as Henry Waxman plans his departure from this seat, Hollywood lobbyist are likely to have a great impact on Waxman’s successor.

For additional details, check out THR.

Film Stars Headed to Television

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With 80 new pilots being filmed this season, Television is finding itself in un-charted territories. Casting agents are scrambling to determine who is available and which stars are willing to commit to multiple season.

Needless to say, television is likely to have a whole new look for whichever pilots get picked up and go to series.

For more details, check out THR.

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Superbowl Ads are a Disappointment

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“Disappointing” and “lame” — those were some of the words that critics used to describe the ads that aired during the Super Bowl on Sunday.

For the full article by the Huff Post on how lame the commercials were, go HERE!

Did the NFL have anything to do with selecting/censoring commercials? What are your thoughts?

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