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Michael Vick Resigns with the Eagles w/$20 Million Deal

Posted January 31, 2011 10:58 AM By Deirdre B Pride

This is what I’m talking about.  Now this is a road to redemption.  No shade, but it is what it is.   I think it’s highly unlikely he effs this up.  If he does shame on him.  I hope Tucker Carlson is somewhere suckin’ his thumb, crying, bald up in the fetal position and begging for his momma.  Okay, I went overboard, but I”m still mad about that mess he said.  Don’t forget about the endorsement deals Here and Here.    I can’t understand why some people in Philly have a problem with this, considering the awesome season he gave them. Check out the details:

Michael Vick is back in the NFL. When he finally gets in a game, it might be at a new position.  Looking to add a new dimension to their offense, the Philadelphia Eagles gave the disgraced quarterback a one-year deal with an option for a second year. Vick wasn’t brought in to compete with five-time Pro Bowl quarterback Donovan McNabb for a starting job, but the two could end up on the field together.

Mike and Mike in the Morning

ESPN NFL reporter Sal Paolantonio describes the fan reaction as overwhelmingly negative at the Eagles-Patriots preseason game after the news came out that Vick signed to the Eagles.

The first year of the deal is for $1.6 million with the second-year option worth $5.2 million, sources told ESPN’s Chris Mortensen. Vick can also earn an additional $3 million in incentives over the two years of the contract, sources told ESPN.com’s Len Pasquarelli.

Vick arrived in Philadelphia on Tuesday morning and remained there Wednesday evening. The Eagles will hold a news conference on Friday morning to announce his signing.

The Eagles were reportedly not the first team to extend an offer to Vick. FOXSports.com reported that the Cincinnati Bengals first offered Vick a two-year deal worth about $2.3 million.

Vick was the No. 1 draft pick in 2001 by the Atlanta Falcons and once the highest-paid player in football. But he has not played since 2006 when his career came tumbling down. He was convicted in August 2007 of conspiracy and running a dogfighting operation, sentenced to 23 months in federal prison and suspended indefinitely by the NFL.

But after serving his time and being released from home confinement July 20, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell conditionally lifted Vick’s suspension, allowing him to sign with a team.

Vick can immediately take part in preseason practices, workouts and meetings and can play in the final two preseason games. Once the season begins, Vick may participate in all team activities except games, and Goodell said he would consider Vick for full reinstatement by Week 6 (Oct. 18-19) at the latest.

“I’m a believer that as long as people go through the right process, they deserve a second chance,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “He’s got great people on his side; there isn’t a finer person than Tony Dungy. He’s proven he’s on the right track.”

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Tweet Whispers: Ciara & 50 Cent’s Twitter Beef No Longer Subliminal

Posted January 31, 2011 8:00 AM By Deirdre B Pride

When news of these tweets initially surfaced I gave them the benefit of the doubt, but now that Ciara has responded I rescind that doubt.  It also make me believe that these two really had been seeing each other all this time.  That too was me giving them the benefit of the doubt.  Normally if celebs say they aren’t together and there is no real proof; I’m cool I’ll leave it alone, but this also makes me believe otherwise.   Clearly there’s trouble in paradise. Check out the  breakdown of the tweets exactly as they went down:

Found this video last night…..The entire audio was interesting, but he shy’s away when asked about the beef with Ciara.

I try hard not to be a messy blogger you guys, but these are my thoughts.  What are yours?

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The celebs were out in full force this past week.  They stunted on the red carpet at the SAG awards…LL Cool J, Taye Diggs, Kim Kardashian and more.  Then there was Jessica Rosenblum’s annual belated birthday celebration at Juliet Supper Club on January 30, 2011 in New York City.
…Teyana Taylor, Charlie Baltimore, Jessica White and more.  Enjoy

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Video: Chris Brown @ Phoenix Celebrity Shootout

Posted January 30, 2011 4:38 PM By Deirdre B Pride

BTW, Chris refutes allegations that he would be attending this years Grammys.  He says that scheduling conflicts prevent him from attending.  I was looking forward seeing Breezy.  Oh well we always have next year.

It’s destination Phoenix for celebrities from the movie, TV and music industries as they head to the Valley for what has become the “gold standard” of celebrity basketball games – the 10th Annual Jack in the Box Celebrity Shootout, presented by Robert and Carole Machiz.

Celebrities volunteer their time to participate in the shootout, with all proceeds benefiting Phoenix Suns Charities and Suns Nite Hoops.  The charity basketball game took place at US Airways Center on Saturday, January 29th.

Prior to the shootout, the celebrities tipped off their weekend at the exclusive Celebrity Affair party on Friday, January 28th at Axis/Radius in Scottsdale. All proceeds  benefit Phoenix Suns Charities and Suns Nite Hoops.

Other Celebs that appeared were: Anthony Anderson, Billy Blanks, Columbus Short, Common, DJ Clue, Frankie Muniz, Kerry Rhodes,Kiowa Gordon, Mann, Michael B. Jordan, Pooch Hall, Romeo, Terrence J and Francia Raisa (coach)

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Ted Williams’ Tent Sold on Ebay

Posted January 30, 2011 3:51 PM By Deirdre B Pride

The tent was put up for auction by his former tent-mate, Victor Houston. The proceeds of the sale go to Houston and the Lima Rescue Mission, a homeless charity in Lima, Ohio.  He said he would also be selling Ted’s cardboard signs.  Houston also made news when Ted dropped by his old stomping grounds and gave him a wad of money.   Again Ted recently made new when he left a rehab facility.  I think he was approached to do Dr. Drew personally, but that’s just me.

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Video: 50 Cent & Floyd Mayweather Caught the Reality TV Bug

Posted January 30, 2011 3:14 PM By Deirdre B Pride

The two have been busy promoting there joint project.  They were recently spotted at Sundance this past week where an impromptu reunion with former cast mate Terrance Howard went down.  Terrance also has a new movie project.  Fillup on the details below:

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and 50 Cent in Park City to promote the launch of Mayweather Productions.  Fiddy, Floyd and Terrence Howard sat down with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz to discuss their joint venture, and more specifically, partying it up at Sundance.  After talks of hitting the town, with or without wedding rings (to which 50 Cent joked, “I can’t condone this type of activity!”), the “craziest interview of Sundance” continued with talk of why they were really there. “We’re just celebrating the launch of Mayweather Films,” 50 explained.

Mayweather then grabbed the mic and said, “We’re going to do what we normally do: sit in a room and brainstorm and try to come up with new ideas … you know, outside the box. Be creative and just work together and try to be positive. That’s the main thing. It’s about working hard, being positive and working together.”

While Howard, who sat between 50 and Mayweather throughout the interview, had no immediate plans to work with Mayweather Films, he did express interest in seeing the boxing champ in his other line of work. “I just wanna see Mayweather in that ring again!” the Oscar-nominated actor exclaimed. “That’s what I wanna see again. That’s the project.”

Floyd “Money” Mayweather and  Fiddy are also eyeing reality TV. They announced at Sundance that they’d partner on movie projects through Fiddy’s Cheetah Vision Films and Mayweather’s Mayweather Films, but also told us they want to develop a reality show centered around their friendship.  50 and Mayweather’s first film will be “Tomorrow Today,” based on one of the rapper’s first screenplays.

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Keyshia Cole Talks 50lb Weight Gain During Pregnacy

Posted January 30, 2011 8:49 AM By Deirdre B Pride

Keyshia Feb. 2010

Most of us mommies can relate to the dreadful weight gain that comes with pregnancy.   Then there are some that have a hard time getting the weight off.  Keyshia talks to US about her diet regimen after giving birth to Daniel Jr.  It looks like she spit him out.  The boy is the spitting image of his mom.  Keyshia’s brief interview went as follows:

Keyshia put 50 pounds onto her 5’2” frame while carrying son Daniel Jr., 10 months (with her NBA pro fiance, Daniel Gibson).  “A lot of it went to my backside,” Cole 29 tells US.  To reclaim her 114-pound frame, she cut out fried food and alcohol and filled up on baked chicken, fish and salad.  Circuit training 45 minutes, four days a week has also helped her melt off 46 pounds.  “I can see a six-pack!” she boast.  But Cole, whose fourth C, Calling All Hearts dropped December 21st, isn’t sweating those last four pounds: “I kind of like  the fuller me!”

Keyshia Jan 15, 2011 BET Honors

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