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• "We said there's no chance that's happening. There’s no chance we’ll even discipline him." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver regarding China’s request that the league fire Houston Rockets GM Daryl Morey

• "The losses have already been substantial. Our games are not back on the air in China as we speak, and we'll see what happens next. I don't know where we go from here. The financial consequences have been and may continue to be fairly dramatic." — NBA commissioner Adam Silver at the Time 100 Summit on Thursday regarding the league’s on-going situation with China.

• Showtime Sports will launch on Oct. 21 a weekly podcast, All The Smoke with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, in which the two NBA veterans (now retired) and NBA champs (Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs, respectively), will “deliver an authentic, unfiltered perspective on the most polarizing topics in and around the game of basketball.”  It will air Thursdays on the Showtime Basketball YouTube Channel.  

• Bluberi Gaming has signed a deal with WWE to develop a series of licensed slot games featuring WWE Superstars and Legends. Among those to be featured include John Cena, Triple H, Becky Lynch, Roman Reigns and Ronda Rousey. The first WWE series of slot games is scheduled to hit casinos October 2020.

• HarperCollins Publishers said it has acquired world rights to Back, the first memoir authored by Tiger Woods. According to Woods, “This book is my definitive story. It’s in my words and expresses my thoughts.” A publication date was not given.

• Turner Sports’ eLeague has signed a deal with tech solutions and services provider CDW to “create enhanced fan experiences across eLeague’s properties on TV, digital, social and in-arena.” The alliance also names CDW an “official arena partner” for eLeague and the Rocket League Championship Series. Full story here

• Halloween this year is Oct. 31, and retailers, marketers and consumers are ready for another season of trick-or-treat. Total spend on Halloween 2019 is expected to reach $8.8 billion according to the National Retail Federation, Washington, DC. Full story here. 

• The Paley Center for Media, NY, will honor the 100th season of the NFL with a new exhibit: "A Century of Football: Celebrating the NFL’s 100th Season," free and open to the public (thru Oct. 27).

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Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominees

• Pat Benatar
• Dave Matthews Band
• Depeche Mode
• Doobie Brothers
• Whitney Houston
• Judas Priest
• Kraftwerk
• MC5
• Motorhead
• Nine Inch Nails
• Notorious B.I.G.
• Rufus feat. Chaka Khan
• Todd Rundgren
• Soundgarden
• T. Rex
• Thin Lizzy

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Most Popular NBA Player Jerseys (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
4. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
5. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
6. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
7. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
8. Zion Williamson New Orleans Pelicans
9. Carmelo Anthony (most recently with Houston Rockets)
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets

Most Popular Player Merchandise (based on eBay sales October 2018-October 2019)
1. LeBron James Los Angeles Lakers
2. Stephen Curry Golden State Warriors
3. Kevin Durant Brooklyn Nets
4. Kyrie Irving Brooklyn Nets
5. Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks
6. Paul George Los Angeles Clippers
7. James Harden Houston Rockets
8. Dwyane Wade Miami Heat (retired)
9. Kawhi Leonard Los Angeles Clippers
10. Russell Westbrook Houston Rockets
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Weekend Box Office Oct. 11-13
1. Joker $55M
2. Addams Family $30.3M
3. Gemini Man $20.5M
4. Abominable $6.2M
5. Downton Abbey $4.9M
6. Hustlers $3.9M
7. Judy $3.3M
8. It 2 $3.2M
9. Jexi $3.1M
10. Ad Astra $1.9M
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/j/johnfkenn121400.html#JZxA5jXY4rCwemgZ.99
Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future.
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NFL UK 2019
• Oct. 6 Chicago Bears v Oakland Raiders Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 13 Carolina Panthers v Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
• Oct. 27  Cincinnati Bengals v Los Angeles Rams Wembley Stadium
• Nov. 3 Houston Texans v Jacksonville Jaguars Wembley Stadium

NFL Mexico 2019
• Nov. 18 Kansas City  Chiefs v Los Angeles Chargers Mexico City Estadio Azteca (ESPN Monday Night Football).

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Jun132017

Diddy, Beyoncé, J.K. Rowling Take It To The Bank Among Highest-Paid Celebrities

By Barry Janoff

June 12, 2017: It pays to be a musician if you want to be among the highest-paid celebrities in the world.

The two highest-paid celebs in the world are in the music business — Sean "Diddy" Combs, who earned $130 million this past year, and Beyoncé, who made $105 million — and musicians make up five of the top eight highest paid celebrities, also including No. 4 Drake ($94 million), No. 6 The Weekend ($92 million) and No. 8 Coldplay ($88 million).

Musicians comprise 37% of the Top 100 and athletes 30% with the remainder considered actors, performers and/or in the media, topped by author J.K. Rowling at No. 3, who earned $95 million this past year, according to a new report from Forbes.

The earning period is June 1, 2016 through June 1, 2017.

Diddy stars in a new documentary, from Live Nation Productions, Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A Bad Boy Story, an Apple Music exclusive schedule to debut June 25.

The documentary traces his rise from as a youth in Harlem and follows him during a three-week rehearsal session during which he reunites with members of his Bad Boy Records label for a sold-out show in Barclay’s Center, Brooklyn, according to Apple Music.

Among the athletes, the leading earners are No. 5 Cristiano Ronaldo ($93 million), No. 10 LeBron James ($86 million) and No. 14 Lionel Messi ($80 million).

In addition to Coldplay, top-earning groups over the past year include No. 11 Guns N’ Roses ($84 million), No. 21 Metallica ($66.5 million) and No. 32 Red Hot Chili Peppers ($54 million).

Musicians make up five of the top eight highest paid celebrities in the world: Diddy, Beyoncé, Drake, The Weekend and Coldplay.

Mark Wahlberg is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor, with $68 million (No. 20), followed by No. 22 Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson ($65 million) and No. 31 Vin Diesel ($54.5 million), according to Forbes.

There are no female athletes on the list. Serena Williams was the only woman athlete among the Top 100 Earning Athletes in the world in a recent Forbes report, coming in at No. 51 with some $27 million in tennis winnings and endorsements (but not including income from investments in such companies as Mission and the NFL’s Miami Dolphins).

The third highest-ranked woman in the Top 100 was Ellen DeGeneres (No. 16, $77 million), listed as a media "personality."

There was only one actress on the Forbes list: No. 58. Sofia Vergara ($41 million).

See the full list here.

Top 25 Highest-Paid Celebrities
1. Diddy $130 million (Musician, U.S.)
2. Beyoncé $105 million (Musician, U.S.)
3. J.K. Rowling $95 million (Author, U.K.)
4. Drake $94 million (Musician, U.S.)
5. Cristiano Ronaldo $93 million (Athlete, Portugal)
6. The Weeknd $92 million (Musician, Canada)
7. Howard Stern $90 million (Personality, U.S.)
8. Coldplay $88 million (Musicians, U.K.)
9. James Patterson $87 million (Author, U.S.)
10. LeBron James $86 million (Athlete, U.S.)
11. Guns N' Roses $84 million (Musicians, U.S.)
11. Rush Limbaugh $84 million (Personality, U.S.)
13. Justin Bieber $83.5 million (Musician, Canada)
14. Lionel Messi $80 million (Athlete, Argentina)
15. Dr. Phil McGraw $79 million (Personality, U.S.)
16. Ellen DeGeneres $77 million (Personality, U.S.)
17. Bruce Springsteen $75 million (Musician, U.S.)
18. Adele $69 million (Musician, U.K.)
18. Jerry Seinfeld $69 million (Comedian, U.S.)
20. Mark Wahlberg $68 million (Actor, U.S.)
21. Metallica $66.5 million (Musicians, U.S.)
22. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson, $65 million (Actor, U.S.)
23. Roger Federer $64 million (Athlete, Switzerland)
24. David Copperfield $61.5 million (Magician, U.S.)
25. Kevin Durant $60.6 million (Athlete, U.S.)

SOURCE: FORBES

Ronaldo, LeBron, Messi World’s Highest Paid Athletes

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