Pittsburgh Steelers' Mason Rudolph to be fined, avoid suspension in brawl: reports

Browns player suspended indefinitely for helmet swing at Steelers quarterback

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph is reportedly expected to be fined but avoid suspension for his role in a brawl with Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett on Thursday.

Rudolph was taken down by Garrett after a short pass and was seen grabbing at the lineman’s helmet. Their brawl continued into the end zone and Garrett removed Rudolph’s helmet and hit him with it.

According to ESPN, Rudolph will be fined and, as per the league collective bargaining agreement, the penalty for a first-time fighting violation comes up to $35,096. The NFL Network reported Friday that Rudolph will not be suspended for his role in the fight.

The NFL has yet to announce officially whether Rudolph will be fined.

Rudolph’s representatives suggested Friday that the quarterback could pursue legal action against Garrett. However, the NFL Network reported that Rudolph wouldn’t file charges in the case and considered the situation to be an NFL issue.

“I thought it was cowardly and bush league,” Rudolph said after the game Thursday. “There is plenty of tape out there to watch. I haven’t seen it yet. I don’t know what the rules are. I know it was bush league and a total coward move on his part. It’s OK, I’ll take it. I’m not going to back down from any bully out there. We will see what happens.”

The NFL suspended Garrett indefinitely for the attack. Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey received a three-game suspension and Browns defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi was suspended one game.


Each suspended player is expected to appeal.

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Nigel Farage thinks Boris Johnson will WIN December 12 election with a small majority

NIGEL Farage has predicted Boris Johnson will win the election with a small majority.

The Brexit Party boss also thinks it will be a low turnout in the December 12 poll as all of the main parties are so uninspiring for Britain.

Speaking on a visit to Peterborough today he said: "It will be a low turnout, unless parties like us can inspire people to go out and vote for change.

"It does look like Boris will be the biggest party, it does look like he will get a small majority."

The Brexit Party boss denied his group would split the Leave vote with the Tories and allow Labour candidates to get into Parliament.

He stood 317 candidates down in Tory areas a fortnight ago, but refused to pull them out of Labour seats.

If the Leave vote is divided then Tory strategists fear Mr Farage will deny Boris a majority, and be unable to get Brexit done.

However, Mr Farage insisted  that "so many" Tories can't understand that Labour voters are very Eurosceptic in places, and he had a huge chance to steal millions of their votes instead.

"Labour voters believe in these things, sometimes more strongly than the Conservative party," he said.


Mr Farage said he understood the sense of frustration across the country about Brexit, but insisted that the PM must do it properly.

"I understand the sense of Brexhaustion around the country," he said.

"But there is a difference between just getting it done and getting it done properly.

"Our job is to make sure he does his job properly.

"I made a big and generous gesture to the Conservatives and didn't get much back aside from abuse."


The Brexit Party boss again promised to ditch the House of Lords if he got the chance.

"If you get the direction I'm heading in, it's corrupt to its fingertips," Mr Farage said on it.

He's claimed the Tories have offered to give him a peerage in exchange for standing down Brexit candidates, something the party has denied.

Mr Farage also cast double on the postal vote system, saying it was open to fraud.

"It is is open to intimidation, it is open to fraud, we have seen all over the country," he insisted.

"People need to give a reason for why they want a postal vote."

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Jon Gosselin Says Marriage to Kate Would've 'Fizzled Out' Even Without Reality TV Pressures

Jon Gosselin is opening up about his complicated family dynamics.

The former reality star appeared on Monday’s episode of The Dr. Oz Show, sitting down with Dr. Mehmet Oz to discuss his split from Kate Gosselin and where things stand between the two a decade later.

“We don’t have a relationship right now,” he said. “We don’t talk, nothing. The only time I see my ex-wife is in court, because we’ve exhausted all opportunities to co-parent. It’s just never going to happen, due to personality disorders and everything else. We just have different aspects on how we want to parent.”

Asked to elaborate on his mention of “personality disorders,” Jon, 42, said he thinks Kate, 44, has narcissistic personality disorder and called his own behavior “passive-aggressive.”

Last week, Kate issued an exclusive statement to PEOPLE after sneak peeks at the Dr. Oz interview went wide.

“I have consistently made it a rule never to respond to Jon’s delusional ramblings, and I will not break that rule now,” she said. “However, at some point soon, I look forward to making sure the absolute truth about our family is known.”

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Jon and Kate share 15-year-old sextuplets Hannah, Collin, Alexis, Aaden, Joel and Leah and 19-year-old twins Cara and Mady. After 10 years of marriage, the couple, who were introduced to the world on the hit TLC series Jon & Kate Plus 8, divorced in 2009 amid rumors of infidelity.

After a lengthy custody battle, Kate received primary custody of the children, although Collin and Hannah currently live with Jon full-time. Collin previously spent a little over two years living away from his family in a program for children with special needs.

Asked by Dr. Oz about the high-profile split, Jon said the show drove a wedge between them, noting that filming so frequently at home “absolutely” blurred the lines between family and reality TV.

As for whether their marriage would have lasted if not for the show?

“It’s hard to live in a hypothetical, but I think eventually, because of personality, it would have fizzled out anyway,” he said. “First of all, I got married at 22 years old, and you just don’t know.”

Jon Gosselin; Kate Gosselin

Speaking to reporters last year, Jon said he’s not in communication with his children besides Collin and Hannah.

“It’s what the kids want to do,” he said. “If they don’t want to talk to me, that’s fine, as long as they keep up with their sibling connections.”

Last month, Kate alluded to the family drama alongside a photo of her twin girls on Instagram.

“I love these kids fiercely… and I don’t apologize for my tears,” she wrote. “Times have been so tough and so needlessly unfair for them. Despite it all, they’ve turned out to be such wonderful amazing human beings.”

“I cannot wait to see what lies ahead for each of them once they get away from those who have tried to destroy them versus protect them!” she added.

In 2016, Mady and Cara told PEOPLE that they weren’t speaking to their father, who had given interviews to some media outlets about their strained relationship.

“He makes it seem like we’re being kept from him, which is insane,” Mady said. “He should maybe spend some time thinking about why we don’t want to see him, and maybe realize that if he ever does want a relationship with us, talking about us on TV is not the way to make that happen.”

“He doesn’t even know us,” she added. “How can he dare to talk about us?”

The Dr. Oz Show airs weekdays (check local listings).

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Janet Jackson Reportedly Refused to Kiss Tupac In 'Poetic Justice' Unless He Did This

It’s been more than two decades since the release of Poetic Justice (1993), and fans are still swooning over it.

If you aren’t familiar, the movie focuses on Justice (Janet Jackson), a poet who is grieving the murder of her boyfriend. Her best friend Iesha (Regina King) invites her on a road trip to Oakland, California, along with her boyfriend Chicago (Joe Torry), and his best friend (Tupac). But Justice and Lucky, a spirited mail carrier with tired pickup lines, struggle to co-exist.

Eventually, though, things start to change. Justice and Lucky begin to bond over their shared love for art, and by the end of the film, they fall for each other.

Despite Lucky and Justice’s intense chemistry onscreen, Jackson and Tupac allegedly experienced some friction behind the scenes. Here’s why.

Jackson allegedly was not comfortable with doing intimate scenes

Reports say that Jackson allegedly didn’t want to film love scenes with Tupac, who had a reputation as a ladies man — unless he took an AIDS test.

“I don’t know if it was Janet that it came from, but suddenly, out of the blue, they wanted me to take an AIDS test for this love scene,” the “California Love” rapper said in an old interview with The Source. “And I did not disagree if we were really gonna make love. I said, ‘If I can make love with Janet Jackson, I’ll take four AIDS tests.’”

“But if I’m gonna do a love scene with her just like somebody else did and they didn’t take a test, I’m not taking a test. Not only am I not taking the test, but get out of my trailer,” Tupac continued.

He went on to say that at least four people contacted him in a bid to get him to take the test, but he refused to budge. “It don’t matter who you send, I’m not taking one. To me, it was just, like, an insult.”

With Tupac’s refusal, Jackson was reportedly forced to shoot the intimate scenes. She and the “Dear Mama” rapper share two kisses in the film.

Jackson has seemingly never commented on the remarks. However, the film’s director, John Singleton, said in a 2017 interview that the request was merely an “inside joke” and a “publicity stunt.”

If true, the “stunt” worked. Poetic Justice hit theaters in July of 1993 and raked in nearly double its $14 million budget.

Did Janet Jackson and Tupac stay in touch after ‘Poetic Justice’?

Tupac thought they would. He said in the same interview that he “really thought [he] made a friend” in Jackson. “[I thought], ‘I know Janet Jackson for life,’” Tupac continued. “But as soon as the movie was over, it was like, ‘This number has been changed.’ … It was like the day after the movie wrapped.”

But there were no hard feelings. The Juice actor went on to say that it “probably wasn’t intentional.”

Sadly, Tupac died after a shooting in 1996. But his works live on.

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Jets’ Ryan Griffin becoming improbable Sam Darnold target

LANDOVER, Md. — If he was just a step or two faster, Ryan Griffin might have celebrated a 61-yard touchdown catch.

Instead the veteran tight end had to wait through a commercial break until the next play to finish the job.

The developing connection between Sam Darnold and Griffin is so good that there almost was no question where the quarterback was going in the two-minute offense at the end of the first half, when Griffin followed up a 45-yard reception with a 16-yard touchdown to spark a 34-17 victory against the Redskins.

Griffin was out of the NFL until signing with the Jets right before training camp. Darnold missed three of the first four games with mono. But now it looks like they have played together for years.

“It’s a lot of hard work in practice,” Griffin said. “When he got sick, it was tough because we missed out on a lot. I was new. It’s a new offense. Sam being out, it got off to a slow start. We’re coming around and jelling at the right time.”

Griffin led the Jets with five catches for 109 yards, his first career 100-yard receiving game. Darnold escaped the pocket and threw over top of Fabian Moreau for the 45-yard completion to Griffin.

“It’s always those ones, when the ball feels like it’s in the air for forever, it’s like, ‘I’m right here!’ I don’t want to start waving or anything,” Griffin said. “But I know Sam is going to get me the ball in those situations.”

Griffin’s emergence has saved the Jets in a season when promising young tight end Chris Herndon played just one game before going on injured reserve. His four touchdowns are more than anyone could have expected when he was just trying to make the roster.

“This is my seventh year in the league,” Griffin said. “I know how it goes. I’m just happy they gave me a shot here.”

Redskins safety Landon Collins — who the Giants let leave as a free agent because they questioned his coverage — and his cornerbacks seemed not on the same page when Darnold scrambled. Advantage tight ends.

“It was one of those games where he kept popping free,” coach Adam Gase said. “We didn’t do anything different than we’d done in the past. It was just his turn.

“Those guys have a good feel working together in practice. Those guys just do it on their own.’’

For more on the Jets, listen to the latest episode of the “Gang’s All Here” podcast:

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Michael McDonald reunites with The Doobie Brothers for band's 50th anniversary

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominees The Doobie Brothers are joining with singer and songwriter Michael McDonald for a 50th anniversary tour next year.

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McDonald, who sang with the band starting in 1975 before starting his own solo career, surprised fans at The Doobie Brothers concert with a performance of “Takin’ it to the Streets” on Monday in Nashville, Tennessee, at the Ryman Auditorium.

The Doobie Brothers stand on the stage at The Doobie Brothers at Ryman Auditorium, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Nashville, Tenn. (Photo by Al Wagner/Invision/AP)

Formed in Northern California, the group featured harmonies backed by the finger-picking style of guitarist Patrick Simmons paired with the R&B guitar playing by Tom Johnston, singing lead. They had hits with “Listen to the Music,” “Long Train Runnin’” and “China Grove.”


They earned two Grammys with McDonald for “What a Fool Believes” and “Minute By Minute.” The tour will begin June 9 in West Palm Beach, Florida.

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Kylie Jenner pockets £460 million after flogging stake in her cosmetics brand

Kylie Jenner has sold a 51% stake in her cosmetics company, Kylie Cosmetics.

The 22-year-old reality TV star pocketed a neat $600 million in the deal, which is £460 million.

She sold it to Coty, a beauty product giant which also 77 beauty brands including Calvin Klein, Burberry Beauty, Gucci and Max Factor.

The two companies announced the deal in a press release, which said that Coty will now have overall responsibility for the brand, while Kylie will continue to oversee creative efforts and her communications, presumably because she has 150 million followers on Instagram .

The deal is expected to close towards the end of 2020.

Coty called the deal a "key milestone" for the company.

CEO Pierre Laubies said in the release that the deal is "an exciting next step in our transformation and will leverage our core strengths around fragrances, cosmetics and skincare, allowing Kylie's brands to reach their full potential."

Since the deal was announced, shares in Coty increased by 5%.

Kylie launched Kylie Cosmetics in 2015, starting with her lip kits and branching out more recently into skincare.

The $1.2 billion brand has been incredibly successful, making Kylie the world's youngest self-made billionaire when she was 21.

She employs just seven full-time staff, and five part-timers.

Of course, momager Kris Jenner looks after all the finances, for her usual 10% cut, or management fee as it is put, and then the rest is down to Kylie's huge social media presence and influence.

Kylie said: "I’m excited to partner with Coty to continue to reach even more fans of Kylie Cosmetics and Kylie Skin around the world.

"I look forward to continuing the creativity and ingenuity for each collection that consumers have come to expect and engaging with my fans across social media.

"This partnership will allow me and my team to stay focused on the creation and development of each product while building the brand into an international beauty powerhouse."

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Curran, Pope and Sibley complete childhood dreams as they lead England’s new-look batting line-up in New Zealand – The Sun

ENGLAND’S new-look batting order is stuffed with Surrey players who have been mates since their early teens.

When Sam Curran, Ollie Pope and Dom Sibley started playing together nearly ten years ago, they had big talent and big dreams.

Now, the trio will line-up against New Zealand here tomorrow evening wearing the Three Lions and hoping to be England regulars for the next decade.

And you can add Surrey captain and Test opener Rory Burns into the mix, because he has watched the others emerge through the ranks at The Oval.

Curran said: “It’s great to be involved with my good school mates. It will be fun if we all take to the park — and hopefully we can nail down our places and become the future.

“It’s weird, really. I had a chat with Popey about this the other day. I joined the Surrey academy at 14 and played against him at Cranleigh School.

“Sibbers was with me at the academy and went to Whitgift School. I played against them both all the way through the academy days until we got into the first-team at Surrey.

“Burnsy is our captain at Surrey, so it’s special to be playing for England alongside such familiar faces.

It’s a nice friendship and I know Popey and Sibbers’ parents are coming out to New Zealand, so it will be special to see so many familiar faces.

“I think it’s easier to play with guys you’ve grown up with. International cricket is international cricket but — when you’re playing with your mates and things are going badly — you can kind of laugh it off and stay positive.

“It’s a nice friendship and I know Popey and Sibbers’ parents are coming out to New Zealand, so it will be special to see so many familiar faces.”

Curran has nudged out Chris Woakes for the No 8 all-rounder berth because England believe his left-arm angle and ability to swing the ball will pose a greater threat to New Zealand’s batsmen.

Curran added: “It’s about nailing down my spot and not being the one who is vulnerable.

“As an all-rounder, I look up to Ben Stokes and the way he contributes.”

Curran will be playing his 12th Test and Burns his 13th, while Pope returns at No 6 after two unsuccessful Tests against India in 2018.

Sibley, who left Surrey two years ago and has since been piling on the runs for Warwickshire, is making his international debut.

Three of the last four men capped by England as opening batsmen — Burns, Jason Roy and Sibley — went to Whitgift School in Croydon, South London.

Roy and Surrey seamer Matthew Dunn were joint best men when Burns was married last month.

While Roy was chosen in the hope he would bring his aggressive one-day intent to Test cricket, Sibley is more of a patient accumulator.

Burns explained: “Jason’s main grounding is white-ball cricket and I think he and Sibs are slightly different in style. Sibs is more traditional in terms of opening the batting.

“His concentration and determination are really big strengths. He likes getting batting time, he can do it for days — and he’s willing to grind bowlers down and not necessarily race away at the start of an innings.

“He’s prepared to wait and pick off bowlers.”

Sibley opened with Burns in both his Surrey 2nd XI and 1st XI debuts and now they will be together for his England debut.

Burns recalled: “That’s pretty cool. I can remember driving him to most of those early games and I’m very proud of where he’s reached — particularly having left Surrey. I’ve known him since he was 12 or 13.”

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WWE Raw: Seth Rollins fights for Survivor Series place

Seth Rollins’ Survivor Series place is on the line tonight when he faces Andrade on Raw.

Rollins was the first name on the Raw team sheet for their three-way five-against-five Survivor Series match against superstars from SmackDown and NXT live on Sky Sports Box Office on Sunday night.

But tonight’s match is the latest chapter in what has become something of a crisis to the man known both as the Kingslayer and the Beastslayer for his previous career exploits.

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He lost the Universal title to The Fiend in a grueling match at Crown Jewel and his place in the WWE world is an uncertain one at the moment, with an offer from Triple H to return to NXT and reboot his career still on the table.

Should Rollins lose to Andrade tonight he will be without a match for one of the biggest events of the year and heading into the end of 2019 in very uncertain waters after what has largely been a banner year.

In such a situation, Triple H’s offer could become highly attractive, especially with NXT superstars increasingly making their presence felt on both Raw and SmackDown.

Flair & Lynch to team up again

In a curious twist, the real-life partners of Rollins and Andrade – Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair – will team up to take on an as-yet-unnamed pair of opponents.

Both women are seeking a tag-team title run which would put them on a par with the only female Grand Slam champion in WWE history, their fellow Four Horsewoman Bayley.

Tonight’s match, however, will not be against the current champion Kabuki Warriors, with Asuka scheduled to face Natalya in singles competition.

That could open the door for another NXT pair to land a pre-Survivor Series blow, with the added element of the continually-lurking presence of Shayna Baszler to be taken into consideration.

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Rick Zamperin: 107th Grey Cup matchup dripping with juicy storylines

The 107th edition of the Grey Cup at McMahon Stadium between the Hamilton Tiger-Cats and Winnipeg Blue Bombers is chock full of storylines.

But these aren’t your run-of-the-mill news tidbits that seem to crop up every time the Canadian Football League‘s championship game comes about.

These five Grey Cup storylines are dripping with complexity and intrigue.

A matchup 35 years in the making. The Ticats, who won a franchise record 15 games this season, and Bombers have not met in the CFL final since 1984 — a game that Winnipeg handily won, 47-17, at Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton.

Amazingly, Hamilton and Winnipeg played each other in the Grey Cup seven times in 12 years between 1953 and 1965, including five times from 1957 to ’62.

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