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Real Housewives' Claudia Jordan Says She Was Fired From Biagio Cru & Estate Wines for Black Lives Matter Support

Former Real Housewives of Atlanta star Claudia Jordan says she was fired in 2018 while working with Biagio Cru and Estate Wines over her support of the Black Lives Matter movement.

The 47-year-old claims she was “wrongfully fired in late 2018 public support of justice for Black people and speaking out against unlawful police treatment,” TMZ reports.

Claudia says she entered into an agreement in 2016 to promote the brand’s Just Peachy. Claudia claims she really helped boost their sales, and all of a sudden in 2018, after she supported the movement publicly, she was cut off. She also claims Biagio said her posts about Black Lives Matter were “too slanted.” She is also claiming the company is still using their association to their advantage despite cutting her off financially.

The company responded, saying they ended their relationship due to “legitimate, non-discriminatory reasons; namely, dissatisfaction with Ms. Jordan’s ability to boost sales in relevant markets.”

They added that they will “vigorously defend against the false claims asserted by Ms. Jordan and will pursue any and all appropriate legal actions associated with false and defamatory statements published by Ms. Jordan.”

Claudia once made headlines for saying this celebrity’s mom punched her on the red carpet.

NBA Will Turn Arenas Into Voting Locations in November, Playoff Games to Resume

The NBA has reached an agreement with the players union to resume playoff games this weekend and part of the deal was turning basketball arenas into voting locations this November!

There was a three-day pause in games this week while players protested the police shooting of Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisc.

“We had a candid, impassioned and productive conversation yesterday between NBA players, coaches and team governors regarding next steps to further our collective efforts and actions in support of social justice and racial equality,” National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said in a statement. “Among others, the attendees included player and team representatives of all 13 teams in Orlando. All parties agreed to resume NBA playoff games on Saturday, Aug. 29 with the understanding that the league together with the players will work to enact the following commitments.”

Among the commitments are to create a social justice coalition with the NBA and its players, to promote civic engagement via advertising spots in each playoff game, and finally to turn arenas into voting locations this November.

Click inside for more details on each commitment… More Here! »

Mets & Marlins Walk Off Field in Protest of Jacob Blake Shooting (Video)

The New York Mets and the Miami Marlins didn’t play their scheduled game on Thursday (August 27) as the players all walked off the field in protest of the shooting of Jacob Blake.

The NBA, WNBA, MLS, and several other MLB teams decided not to play their games on Thursday out of solidarity with the Blake Lives Matter movement after Blake was shot by police in Kenosha, Wisc.

Instead of cancelling their game altogether, the Mets and Marlins went on the field and seemed to be ready to play, but then walked off the field after 42 seconds of silence.

Marlins outfielder Lewis Brinson left a Black Lives Matter shirt on home plate.

It’s being reported that the moment of silence lasted for 42 seconds in recognition of legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson‘s number.

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Ryan Reynolds Launches Diversity Program, Will Pay & House 10-20 Trainees on Next Project

Ryan Reynolds has launched a self-financed diversity and inclusion program called The Group Effort Initiative.

As part of the program, Reynolds will use his own salary to pay and house about 10 to 20 trainees on his upcoming project. The recruits will be “black, indigenous, other people of color or who are from marginalized communities across the age spectrum, giving them real-life film experience,” THR reports.

The trainees will spend their days on set and learn from the best in an effort to lead them to a career in the film industry.

“I’ve had a front-row seat to the immense talent of so many artisans, storytellers and experts,” Ryan said in a statement. “Being a member of a film crew is a special experience — but that privilege hasn’t been extended to everyone. There’s a ton of untapped talent out there. This action is the right thing to do, but it’s worth noting that inclusivity will also make our industry stronger and more dynamic. We will tell better stories.”

Ryan‘s upcoming time-travel adventure film, to be directed by Shawn Levy, is expected to be the first feature to partner with The Group Effort Initiative.

Back in May, Ryan and his wife Blake Lively made a big donation to the NAACP to support the Black Lives Matter movement.

Megan Thee Stallion Had Surgery on Her Feet After Being Shot

  • Learn about the gruesome injury that Megan Thee Stallion suffered after being shot – TMZ
  • Taylor Swift shares just how Folklore came about – Just Jared Jr
  • Scary situation for Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de RossiDListed
  • Britney Spears‘ brother is weighing in on her conservatorship – TooFab
  • Anderson Cooper interrupts a coronavirus town hall with an update on his son – Towleroad
  • A beloved pro dancer from Dancing With the Stars is pregnant – Just Jared Jr

This MLB Player Refused to Kneel for Black Lives Matter Movement for This Reason

  • This pitcher did not kneel with the rest of his teammates in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement because he’s “a Christian.” – TMZ
  • Sabrina Carpenter just dropped a banger! – Just Jared Jr
  • Robert Pattinson is all loved up! – Celebitchy
  • Gwyneth Paltrow shared something very TMI. – TooFab
  • Selena Gomez just made a $100 million decision. – Popsugar
  • This DWTS star is pregnant! – Just Jared Jr

Yankees & Nationals Players Kneel Together in Solidarity of Black Lives Matter Movement (Video)

Every player from the New York Yankees and the Washington Nationals took a knee on Thursday night (July 23) ahead of Major League Baseball‘s season opener game in Washington, D.C.

The two teams knelt on the field and held a long black ribbon during a moment of solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. While they knelt, a video made by The Players Alliance was played on the Jumbotron.

After the moment, the two teams stood for the national anthem.

Earlier in the day, President Trump was joined by young baseball players at the White House and he was seen throwing and catching the ball with some of the kids.

Make sure to check out which public figure had the honor of throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the game!

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