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Did Jordin Sparks Send a Message During National Anthem Performance?

Did Jordin Sparks Send a Message During National Anthem Performance?

Jordin Sparks beautifully belted out the National Anthem ahead of the Dallas Cowboys vs Arizona Cardinals game on Monday night (September 26), and fans think she may have been sending a message during her performance.

The 27-year-old entertainer had “PROV 31:8-9,” a bible verse, written on her hand during the performance.

The proverb reads, “Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.”

Fans quickly began speculating if Jordin was responding to the recent controversy over the

As you may know, over the weekend, Donald Trump slammed players who have been taking a knee during the song.

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Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Says He 'Made a Mistake' By Standing Alone for Anthem

Steelers' Alejandro Villanueva Says He 'Made a Mistake' By Standing Alone for Anthem

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive tackle Alejandro Villanueva was the only member of the team to come out of the tunnel and stand for the National Anthem this weekend.

Unfortunately, the 29-year-old, who was an Army Ranger and served in Afghanistan, now regrets his decision.

“There was disagreement in what we were going to do. And the only course of action was to go inside and remove ourself from the situation. It was never to disrespect the national anthem. Every single one of my teammates is extremely supportive and extremely patriotic in this locker room. And I can not only say that for this locker room, but I can say that across the NFL, every single player that I’ve gone against,” Alejandro said during a press conference.

“I would say that my personal thoughts about the situation is that regardless of this plan, very few players knew that I was going to the tunnel because I only asked the team leadership. And because of that I did not give them an opportunity to stand with me during the national anthem. That is the very embarrassing part of my end in what transpired, because when everybody sees an image of me standing by myself, everybody thinks that the team, the Steelers, are not behind me, and that’s absolutely wrong,” Alejandro continued. “It’s quite the opposite. They all would have … actually the entire team would have been out there with me, even the ones who wanted to take a knee would have been with me had they known these extreme circumstances that at Soldier Field, in the heat of the moment, when I’ve got soldiers, wounded veterans texting me that I have to be out there, I think everything would have been put aside, from every single one of my teammates, no doubt.”

“So because of that, I’ve made Coach Tomlin look bad, and that is my fault, and that is my fault only. I made my teammates look bad, and that is my fault, and my fault only. And I made the Steelers also look bad, and that is my fault, and my fault only. So unwillingly, I made a mistake,” Alejandro continued. “I talked to my teammates about the situation, hopefully they understand it. If they don’t, I still have to live with it, because the nature of this debate is causing a lot of very heated reaction from fans from players, and it’s undeserving to all of the players and coaches from this organization….Unfortunately, I threw them under the bus unintentionally.”

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'This Is Us' Season 1 Finale Recap - Refresh Your Memory Before Tonight!

'This Is Us' Season 1 Finale Recap - Refresh Your Memory Before Tonight!

This Is Us returns tonight for season two, and we have a quick recap of what happened in the finale episode as a refresher before the premiere!

You’ll remember, the season one finale episode kicked off with Jack Pearson (Milo Ventimiglia) driving drunk to Cleveland to catch Rebecca (Mandy Moore) sing with her band. Rebecca’s ex boyfriend Ben tries to kiss her and when Jack arrives to the venue and finds out, he punches him. Rebecca is furious, and she decides to drive them home before performing. They fight the whole way home.

At this point, we see a flashback of how Jack and Rebecca met. It’s 1972, and Jack is working as a handyman to get out of his abusive father’s house. Rebecca is an aspiring singer taking gigs trying to make it. Jack and a pal bet his life savings at a shady poker match and win big, but then are robbed by the men at the game. Rebecca, who is being pressured by her friends to settle down, is on a blind date and leaves early to go sing at a bar. Meanwhile, at that same bar, Jack has a plan to make his money back by robbing the register. He ultimately gets distracted when he sees Rebecca sing at the open mic night.

Flash forward to Jack and Rebecca, they arrive back home and sleep separately after their huge argument. In the morning, they both realize they said some really hurtful things and Rebecca asks him to leave and stay with Miguel (Jon Huertas). Jack then makes one final, impassioned speech/apology expressing how much he loves his wife.

During the apology, we see moments from the grown up, present day Pearson kids. First, Kate (Chrissy Metz) and Toby (Chris Sullivan) are returning to Los Angeles, where Kate finally proclaims she wants to pursue singing. Kevin (Justin Hartley) kisses Sophie (Alexandra Breckenridge) and leaves to go meet with Ron Howard about a movie role. We also see Randall (Sterling K. Brown), who looks through a photo album of his family and tells his wife Beth (Susan Kelechi Watson) that he wants to adopt a child.

Jack then leaves the couple’s home, and the credits roll.

Be sure to tune into This Is Us, tonight on NBC at 9pm ET. See photos from the season 2 premiere in the gallery below…

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Tobey Maguire's Kids Make Rare Appearance with Mom Jennifer Meyer!

Tobey Maguire's Kids Make Rare Appearance with Mom Jennifer Meyer!

Tobey Maguire‘s two children stepped out for a rare public appearance with mom Jennifer Meyer and they’re growing up so fast!

Jennifer was joined by her eight-year-old son Otis and 10-year-old daughter Ruby at the premiere of SPF-18 last week at University High School in Los Angeles.

The family was there to support Jennifer‘s half sister Carson, who stars in the upcoming film. Make sure to check out the trailer!

They were also joined by their father, Vice Chairman of NBCUniversal Ron Meyer, and sister Sarah, who is the SVP of Production at Joel Silver‘s production company Silver Pictures.

The family was completed by Ron‘s wife and Carson‘s mom Kelly Chapman, who is also mom to Eli Meyer (not pictured).

Earlier today, Carson took to her Instagram story to share another sweet photo of Otis and Ruby, which featured Otis rocking blue hair and his favorite choker!

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Sarah Jessica Parker Records New York City Morning: 'It's So Pretty'

Sarah Jessica Parker Records New York City Morning: 'It's So Pretty'

Sarah Jessica Parker goes for a stroll on Monday morning (September 25) in New York City.

The 52-year-old actress took in the sights of the beautiful morning and even took her phone out to record a video.

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“Just 3 stops south on the 1 train. X Sj,” she captioned the video.

“Early morning Tai Chi classes… The mornings have a lot to offer in the city…. Chinatown, don’t miss it… I don’t know if you can hear the music… It’s so pretty… Beautiful,” SJP narrates. Watch below!

Just 3 stops south on the 1 train. X Sj

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LeAnn Rimes Is Living The Jet Set Tour Life

LeAnn Rimes Is Living The Jet Set Tour Life

LeAnn Rimes makes her way through the airport on Saturday (September 23) in Los Angeles.

The 35-year-old singer was heading to Washington for a concert later that night.

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“#BehindTheStage Yakima, WA 09.23.17 #lrlive2017,” she captioned a photo from her show that night. Check it out below!

LeAnn currently has a bunch of shows all the up to the week before Christmas. Be sure to head to her website to see if she is coming to your city.

Earlier this month, LeAnn celebrated her birthday with a dinner at Tao with her husband Eddie Cibrian.

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Elle Fanning Is Really Nervous Working On New Woody Allen Film

Elle Fanning Is Really Nervous Working On New Woody Allen Film

Elle Fanning is a beauty in blue while leaving her trailer on the set of the new Woody Allen project on Monday (September 25) in New York City.

Earlier in the day, the 19-year-old actress arrived to set with her co-star Timothee Chalamet.

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Elle recently said how nerve-wracking it is to be working on the project with such a legendary filmmaker like Woody.

“I think we are all really nervous but we are in it together,” she told Vanity Fair. “We have a group chat.”

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