D.C. Buildings, Shops Start Boarding Up Before Election Day

D.C. Buildings, Shops Start Boarding Up Before Election Day

— just a stone’s throw from the White House. This promises to be even more intense. Washington D.C. 10/26/2020 2:07 PM PT

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Trouble may be just around the corner in this volatile election/pandemic year, because businesses coast-to-coast are starting to board up in anticipation of election unrest. As you see, lots of different buildings and shops in the area are nailing up wooden boards to cover windows. Construction crews are on hand doing their thing as passersby look on at an ominous scene — folks don’t usually do this unless they expect people to break in, like in a riot, for example. Check out these photos taken Monday in the business district of Downtown D.C. is starting to shutter itself ahead of what might turn out to be a violent day and/or night. isn’t alone. Beverly Hills is bracing for unrest and the pricy shops on Rodeo Drive will also be boarded up ahead of November 3rd. D.C. We saw a lot of this during the social justice protests that took place over the summer.

Britney Spears’ Dad Says Her Lawyer Can’t Exclusively Speak for Her

Britney’s dad claims Ingham does not have the unlimited authority to be her “exclusive voice” — she has the right to be heard. Something a lot of other people want to know as well. the reason this all came up in the first place is because Ingham told the judge earlier this month that Brit does not want to perform again. Jamie Spears filed new legal docs — obtained by TMZ — in Britney’s ongoing conservatorship case which fire back at her attorney, Sam Ingham, for recently likening her to a comatose patient who lacks the capacity to sign declarations. According to the docs … Jamie’s side called that hearsay, because it was coming from Ingham and not Britney herself. Jamie disagrees and seemingly wants to know where Britney personally stands on the issue. Gallery

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The judge asked why Britney had not filed a declaration about her career intent — and Ingham said that’s because she lacks the mental capacity to do so … 10/26/2020 12:56 PM PT

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Britney Spears’ father doesn’t buy her lawyer’s assertion that he’s the only one who can speak for her … We broke the story … Spears says his daughter’s conservatorship doesn’t mean she’s stripped of all of her rights — for instance, she still has the right to vote — and he notes she’s testified at deposition and multiple times in court during the conservatorship. and he’s using the upcoming election to try to prove his point. like a person in a coma.

The Rock Tastes His Own Blood After Gym Injury, Gets Stitches to Close Gash

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Johnson later explained he got nicked up tossing 50-pound chains … But, instead of cryin’ about it — he tasted his own blood and went right back to work!!! Gallery

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TMZ ’cause, duh. and said the wound was so bad, he needed stitches. But, in true tough guy fashion … Back to work.”

!!!!!! The former WWE superstar said he suffered the wound throwing around some heavy weights — and in a video, he revealed his eye was swollen and bloody. The Rock licked the blood off his face and said, “That’s good. Though the 48-year-old said he didn’t go under the needle and thread until AFTER the workout was done … That’s real good. before later writing, “Taste your own blood, keep working out and stitch up later – rules of the house.”

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Here’s reason #1,000,001 why The Rock is tougher than you … “We ain’t playing tiddlywinks and we ain’t reciting nursery rhymes,” Dwayne said … Dwayne Johnson suffered a pretty gnarly gym injury Monday requiring stitches to close a wound on his face.

See Phil Collins’ Cease Desist Letter to Trump Over ‘In The Air Tonight’

and he rips the President for seemingly making light of the coronavirus pandemic with the song choice. He also claims Trump pulled the same stunt back in June at the infamous Tulsa rally, and didn’t respond to an earlier cease and desist. Phil’s demanding an assurance from Trump that he’ll keep his songs off his playlists at future rallies. Document

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In the legal doc, Phil says he wants no affiliation whatsoever with Trump or his campaign … Here’s the deal … Trump’s campaign blared Phil’s hit song at his Des Moines rally earlier this month — and at several others since then — and the singer is royally pissed. Phil’s legal team fired off a cease and desist letter to Trump’s camp, obtained by TMZ, claiming the song choice makes it seem like Phil’s fully onboard the Trump train, which he’s not. Play video content

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Phil says he doesn’t condone trivializing COVID-19 and says he’s worried Trump’s gonna stain his reputation if he keeps playing the song at rallies. Bottom line … he wants the Prez’s campaign to quit pumping “In The Air Tonight” through its PA speakers. 10/26/2020 11:25 AM PT

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Phil Collins is still NOT feeling Donald Trump’s rally playlist …

Chadwick Boseman-Signed ‘Black Panther’ #1 Comic Hits Auction Block

other than Chadwick’s signature, Stan Lee himself signed this variant of ‘BP’ #1, not to mention ‘Black Panther’ director Ryan Coogler. For those of you in the know … It’s been certified a 9.8 rating with the CGC Signature Series rating system. It’s also vastly changed from Black Panther’s first appearance ever in Fantastic Four #52 (’66). and considering the impact Chadwick had on people — especially kids — we think they’ll be right. The reason … As you might imagine, the folks hawking this rarity are banking on demand to be way high … That means it’s REALLY valuable. 29, with the opening bid starting at $8,000 — but it’s expected, we’re told, to reach anywhere in the ballpark of $25k when it’s all said and done. The collection incl his appearance with the Fantastic Four in 1966 and Black Panther no. Nathan D. Sanders Auctions is putting the rare autographed book up for grabs on Oct. 10/26/2020 12:15 PM PT

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Nate D. Just me and the @librarycongress #BlackPanther comic book collection. So, yeah, there’s a trifecta thing happening here — and with Chadwick’s recent passing, and Stan’s in 2018 … Sanders Auctions

The late Chadwick Boseman put his John Hancock on a copy of the first “Black Panther” comic — which has skyrocketed in value, and is primed to fetch a pretty penny at auction. Did you see the movie this weekend? the comic is worth even more now. 1 from 1976. The one for sale is the Middle East Comic-Con variant — which got its own art whipped up and featured Stan next to T’Challa. pic.twitter.com/RlSHrp64cw— Carla Hayden (@LibnOfCongress) February 18, 2018
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You might notice the cover is different from the OG cover of the first stand-alone “Black Panther” comic from 1976 — from which this iteration is derived, but with a modern cover.

Big Boi Donates 150 Meals to Poll Workers in Atlanta

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Big Boi is looking out for some fearless Atlanta poll workers braving the pandemic to help folks cast their ballots early … Big Boi made the big gesture Saturday, and all the images we’re seeing confirm what officials are saying — early voting is HUGE in Georgia, and the whole country for that matter. The Outkast rapper made sure poll workers weren’t serving their community on an empty stomach, teaming up with Postmates and World Central Kitchen to serve them over 150 hot meals. It looks like a pretty nice reward for working the polls, a much higher risk task this year than ever before. As you know, the coronavirus pandemic is making it tougher for polling locations to find poll workers, but these fine folks are helping keep our democracy running. As you can see, Big Boi used the food delivery app to send over several trays full of pan-seared chicken and shrimp tacos. he hooked ’em up with free grub.

NASA Sending First Woman to the Moon in 2024 to Study Found Water

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There’s more to this trip than just agua … Then again, it could just be mutant space water, so that’s what they’re gonna check out. and this time a woman will be leaving her footprint on that giant rock in the sky. Getty Get ready to put another notch in our space belts. NASA hasn’t announced the crew members’ names yet. moon missions — dubbed Artemis — will also try to establish a long-term presence there by the end of the decade, and use it as a springboard to our neighbor … 10/26/2020 10:43 AM PT

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Humans are going back to the moon for the fist time in a long time … NASA says not only is it going to study the water, but the new U.S. In total, humans have been to the moon 6 times. MARS, baby!!! NASA just announced a new space mission they’re set to embark on over the next few years with the intent of getting boots on the lunar ground by 2024 to study water they discovered recently, and see if it’s usable. The thinking is the H20 — now found could be a sign of life, ’cause that’s technically what an organism on Earth would need to thrive. It wasn’t because they couldn’t do it. BTW, if you’re wondering why we haven’t been back to the moon more regularly — the last time we set foot there was in ’72, during the Apollo missions — the space agency has chalked it up to politics, support and funding, or a lack thereof.

Jared Kushner Says Black People Have to Want the Success President Trump is Offering

As we reported … 10/26/2020 8:24 AM PT

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President Trump’s setting up the Black community for success, but they’ve gotta pull themselves up by the bootstraps … But, then he added this … Kushner attributed that support to Trump’s policies “that can help people break out of the problems that they’re complaining about.”

The word “complaining” is already pretty objectionable phrasing. “He [Trump] can’t want them to be successful more than they [the Black community] want to be successful.”

In other words, if Black folks aren’t doing well, that’s on them … Kushner went on to claim the Black community is realizing Trump is working for them and delivering results, and they want to get on board. not the President. The president’s aide, son-in-law, made the remarks Monday morning while discussing Trump’s campaign working with Ice Cube. Ice Cube has been collaborating with the Trump administration on a plan to improve Black lives in America, but he told us he’s down to work with Democrats too. that’s basically what Jared Kushner’s now suggesting. On “Fox & Friends” he claimed Cube was an example of the “groundswell of support” for POTUS in the Black community.

DeAndre Hopkins Accused Of Flipping Off Trump Caravan In Arizona

The Cardinals have yet to comment on the allegations. “It’s scary when they are coming up fast and swerving into you,” April Garcia told azcentral.com. and accused the NFL player of straight-up putting lives “at risk.”

@DeAndreHopkins My 8 yr old son was in one of the cars you were swerving in and out of as you were disrupting the PHX Trump Train drive and trying to cause an accident. 10/26/2020 6:52 AM PT

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NFL superstar DeAndre Hopkins is accused of swerving in and out of a Trump caravan in his Ferrari before his game in Arizona on Sunday … You're a piece of trash. Hopkins — who’s advocated heavily for social justice throughout the Black Lives Matter movement this summer — played a huge role in getting Arizona a win over Seattle, catching 10 passes for 103 yards and a TD. Hopkins, meanwhile, has not addressed the alleged incident either. @espn @AZCardinals pic.twitter.com/7tAuuyM5Or— Richard Williams (@rwilliams254) October 25, 2020
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“My 8 yr old son was in one of the cars you were swerving in and out of as you were disrupting the PHX Trump Train drive and trying to cause an accident,” Williams wrote in a scathing message to the Cards player. Make your political statements, but you out people at risk today. all while shooting POTUS supporters 2 middle fingers. just a couple hours before Hopkins’ Cardinals took on the Seahawks. We’ve reached out to DeAndre’s reps for comment, but so far, no word back yet. People who claim to be a part of the Trump rally say the scene all went down at around 1:30 PM in the Phoenix area … “You’re a piece of trash. Make your political statements, but you out people at risk today.”

Several other people who claimed to witness Hopkins at the rally say they too believe Hopkins put people in danger with his actions. One Twitter user, Richard Williams, claimed the 28-year-old receiver was driving recklessly in his pricey convertible ride amid the Trump caravan …

Lil Pump Endorses President Trump, Trashes Joe Biden in Tax Rant

Waiting for your permission to load the Instagram Media. The rapper chirped up this weekend in pretty clear terms, posting a pic of him shaking hands with DT — clearly photoshopped — and a ringing video endorsement. 🤨for all I know he had me set up and had my friend Angel Fernandez killed but that’s history. LOL @chelseahandler @jimmyfallon pic.twitter.com/Tya6EqDBFt— 50cent (@50cent) October 25, 2020
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She said she’d be willing to give him another go in the bedroom if he changed his tune … When it comes to LP, though, he sounds a little more serious. Dude’s heritage is Hispanic, but a lot of people think it’s ironic and flat-out wrong for him to be using it, when A) he’s not Black and B) he’s backing someone who’s dog-whistled to white supremacists. saying he doesn’t wanna pay a dime more in taxes, as Joe Biden’s proposing. If he wins, JB has said he would try to upend Trump’s tax law and get folks who make more than $400k to chip in their fair share — way more than what they’re paying now. It seems 50 didn’t mean it after all — or he’s on the fence. As for why … Here’s another thing … Of course, both 50 and Pump fall into that category, and neither seem willing or eager to give up any more of their wealth to Uncle Sam. and sure enough, he did. Pump is actually catching a ton of flak right now for his endorsement, but more so for his use of the n-word in his video (and in general). He later said “F*** Trump” when his ex, Chelsea Handler, called him out on ‘The Tonight Show.’

👀a what, 😳another spin 💫Fu*k Donald Trump, I never liked him. 10/26/2020 8:05 AM PT

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Lil Pump is taking a cue from 50 Cent, and throwing his support behind President Trump … it seems to be in line with what Fiddy voiced just last week when he endorsed Trump as well — they’re not down to fall into a new tax bracket under Biden’s plan.

Cat Jumps Out of Burning Building in Harlem, Miraculously Survives

as it was clinging to the ledge as the flames intensified right behind it. The cat’s harrowing escape — fully captured on camera — went down this weekend in Harlem … and it escaped with not a second to spare. You can see the cat made it out with perfect timing. There were also 2 children trapped in another part of the building who were rescued. It was quickly corralled, so paramedics could take a closer look. Cops were waiting on the ground trying to catch it, but the cat was hesitating until the flames became too intense. Two NYPD officers were hurt during the blaze, but the wanted man was eventually arrested. 10/26/2020 8:40 AM PT

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One down, 8 to go for this cat after it jumped out of an apartment that was intentionally set on fire … With the back half of its body smoking, the cat finally made the leap and managed to land on its feet, of course. Cops say the fire was started by a man wanted on domestic violence charges — he barricaded himself in an apartment on the second floor and set it on fire.

Philly Voters Dance the ‘Cha Cha Slide’ While Waiting to Cast Ballots

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Voters in Philadelphia turned waiting in long lines to cast their ballot into a fun experience … even though she feels the long lines are a burden people shouldn’t have to deal with. The result is what you see here, and Stamp says it feels good to see people responding positively to the movement … moving in unison to the hit by DJ Casper usually reserved for wedding receptions. which kicked off this weekend in Pennsylvania for the inaugural Vote Early Day. Nelini and the nonpartisan coalition’s goal is to assure that voters are “staying safe and healthy outside of polling places across the country and bringing them some joy.”

More importantly, it’s aimed to combat voter suppression and intimidation by bringing “Joy to the Polls” … The viral video’s more than just a random feel-good moment though — it’s part of the work being done by Nelini Stamp of the Working Families Party, who’s also the campaign director for Election Defenders. by mixing in some “Cha Cha Slide.”

The good times went down in Philadelphia, as a large group of voters waiting for early voting in the city Saturday passed the time with some group dancing …

Moose Goes Toe-to-Toe with Chill Dog in Alaska Encounter

Dogs in Alaska appear to be too brave for their own good, but Brody and his owner did manage to retreat inside their garage without catching a face full of moose. Brody is the pooch in this video, and you can hear his owner was shocked to see the giant moose suddenly nose-to-nose with Brody … The owner’s repeatedly yelling at Brody to get inside. Make no mistake, the moose seemed pissed about something. 10/26/2020 7:28 AM PT

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Chilling in the yard with your dog is different, and dangerous, in Alaska — where an aggressive moose can show up and charge at man’s best friend!!! and frantically tried to back away. the moose even charged at Brody, which only made the owner yell even harder for the dog to get the hell back. Check out the clip … Wild stuff.

Odell Beckham Confirms Torn ACL, Browns WR Out for Season

“Odell Beckham Jr just text me that his ACL is torn and that his season is over,” NFL reporter Josina Anderson said Monday morning. Cincinnati Bengals game. 27-year-old Beckham suffered the injury during the 2nd offensive play of the Cleveland Browns vs. Darius Phillips loves the Battle of Ohio📺: #CLEvsCIN LIVE on CBS pic.twitter.com/Uhzwi1rpII— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) October 25, 2020
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Baker Mayfield had fired a pass Odell’s way — but missed his target and the ball was intercepted. Odell Beckham has confirmed he did, in fact, tear his ACL on Sunday and will miss the rest of the 2020 NFL season. My heart hurt!!!!! As for Beckham, he played all 16 games in 2019 while suffering from a groin injury — and underwent surgery during the offseason. Now with the ACL tear, that will almost certainly require surgery — and usually takes about 6 to 9 months to fully recover. It’s devastating news for Cleveland — Odell was having a pretty solid season with 23 catches for 319 yards ands 3 TDs. Odell tried to make a play and tackle the ball-carrier but ran into one of his own teammates and apparently messed up his left knee in the process. Odell’s teammate and close friend Jarvis Landry offered his support — “Man I Know how f*cking hard you work and how invested you are to be legendary. Sucks. The Browns are 5-2 and starting to play like contenders — losing their #1 receiver is definitely going to hurt their chances. 10/26/2020 7:47 AM PT

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Cleveland’s worst fears are now a reality … I love you brudda.”

COVID-Safety Voting Costing Cities Millions of Dollars

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You’ve probably heard it a million times — this is the most important election of our lives — and it’s probably the most expensive too … Among the new expenses — providing PPE including masks, gloves, and a “finger condom” to all voters … along with all the soap, sanitizer and PPE provided for voters and workers. the estimated cost in L.A. Launch Gallery

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Houston’s experiencing a similar surge in general election costs this year compared to 2016 — $33.2 million up from just $4.06 mil … There are also added operational costs in making voting locations socially-distant compliant … Get this … Gallery

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Stars Promote The Vote! and those don’t come cheap either. according to a spokesperson for Harris County. County for this year’s general election is $91.7 million — $33 MILLION more than 2016’s price tag of $58.5 mil. because all the voting stations have electronic touch screens. The county has set up 10 drive-thru voting centers where drivers use a portable voting machine that looks like an iPad … We’re told the added cost is the result of the massive amounts of products needed to clean and sanitize voting devices after each voter … and special care for disabled voters or those with health vulnerabilities.