Celebrities React to Kendrick Lamar’s ‘Humble’ Music Video — and Love the Embrace of Stretch Marks

Kendrick Lamar’s new “Humble” music video has gotten rave reviews — and not just because it’s another fire song. With his latest visual piece, the rapper prompted a celebration of natural beauty with his body-positive message and embrace of stretch marks. In his salute, Lamar vocalizes his distaste for retouched images and further emphasizes his point when he looks admiringly at a woman sans makeup with her stretch marks on full display (at 1:44). He raps: “I’m so f–king sick and tired of the Photoshop / Show me something natural like afro on Richard Pryor / Show me something natural like ass with some stretch marks.” Many fans gave Lamar… Read More

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Survey: Evangelical leaders really don’t want to endorse politicians

The centerpiece of President Trump’s religious freedom agenda, and the carrot he often dangled in front of Christian leaders as he sought their support during the campaign, was a pledge to overturn a 1954 law that says houses of worship can lose their tax-exempt status if they engage in partisan campaigning. But a new survey of evangelical leaders — mainly pastors whose flocks were crucial to Trump’s victory in November — shows that close to 90 percent of those asked opposed the idea of clergy endorsing politicians from the pulpit. “Evangelicals emphasize evangelism, and pastors often avoid controversies that might take priority over the gospel message,” said Leith Anderson, president… Read More

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Martin Jones starts again as Sharks face Calgary Flames

CALGARY, Alberta — Martin Jones will start in goal for the second consecutive night as the Sharks desperately look for two points against the division rival Calgary Flames on Friday. Jones, who is 33-21-6 this season, is 2-0 this season in the second game when he starts back-to-back nights. This is the second time this season he’s played games on consecutive days on the road, with the last time being Dec. 13 in Toronto and Dec. 14 in Ottawa, both San Jose wins. Jones made 19 saves in Thursday’s 3-2 loss to Edmonton that left the Sharks with 93 points, three points behind first place Anaheim and two back of… Read More

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‘What did I do?’ Body cam video from Roy officer-involved shooting released

SALT LAKE CITY — A seemingly routine confrontation with a suspicious man outside a convenience store escalated quickly and resulted in Roy police firing 16 shots in six seconds – including at least one using the suspect’s own gun — killing the man. On Feb. 21, Nicolas Sanchez, 38, of Layton, was shot by two Roy police officers outside a Texaco gas station, 4395 S. 1900 West in Roy. The officers fired in “self-defense,” the department said in a prepared statement after the incident. On Friday, the body camera videos from the two officers were released. Attorney Heather White, who was hired by the city to handle the requests for… Read More

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Amber Heard Claims She Was ‘Sexploited’ By Unauthorized Body-Double Nude Scene

Amber Heard claims she is the victim of sexploitation due to the alleged unauthorized use of a nude body double in the film London Fields. In November, Heard was sued for $10 million by London Fields producer Christopher Hanley and the production company Nicola Six for breach of contract after she allegedly failed to “perform certain acting services” — including in several nude scenes. In the court documents obtained by PEOPLE, Hanley also accuses Heard of failing to comply with her publicity contract by refusing to attend the 2015 Toronto Film Festival premiere of the film, which has yet to be released. But Heard shot back on Thursday, filing a… Read More

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Shocked Lion Jovan Olafioye packs for move to Alouettes

For seven seasons, he was the B.C. Lions’ Zero Hero. Since arriving in the Canadian Football League in 2010, Jovan Olafioye has missed zero games, zero practices and, in selected seasons, surrendered zero sacks. It’s an amazing record of durability, longevity and sustained excellence for the league’s most outstanding lineman (2012), a six-time All-CFL selection who plays in the wrecking yard known as the offensive line. “Offensive lineman are like cattle,” Olafioye says. “You just keep moving with the herd. It’s a grind. Even though there were times I wanted to miss practice, I fought through the pain. Dan Dorazio (offensive line coach) likes guys who are tough. I wanted… Read More

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Tiger Woods announces he will miss 2017 Masters to focus on recovery

Tiger Woods has withdrawn from the 2017 Masters. The golfer released the following statement Friday evening: “Unfortunately, I won’t be competing in this year’s Masters. I did about everything I could to play, but my back rehabilitation didn’t allow me the time to get tournament ready. I’m especially upset because it’s a special anniversary for me that’s filled with a lot of great memories. I can’t believe it’s been 20 years since I won my first green jacket. “I have no timetable for my return, but I will continue my diligent effort to recover, and want to get back out there as soon as possible. “I’d like to pass along… Read More

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Matt Cain is officially Giants’ fifth starter, says Bochy, and Ty Blach will be in bullpen

SAN FRANCISCO — Bruce Bochy finally made the call on the Giants’ fifth starter, and in what shouldn’t be much of a surprise to anyone, it’ll be veteran right-hander Matt Cain. Despite a shaky spring, the 32-year-old Cain was the pick over rookie left-hander Ty Blach, who will make the club as a swing man pitching short and long relief and possibly spot starting if needed. Cain, in the final year of a five-year deal that will pay him $20 million in 2017, posted a 7.82 ERA in spring training following a rough 2016 campaign in which he was 4-8 with a 5.64 ERA. But Bochy saw a pitcher who… Read More

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Ed Willes: Candid Willie calls out the Canucks’ talent

During his time as the Vancouver Canucks’ head coach, Willie Desjardins has registered as a loyal company man; someone who played the hand he was dealt without complaining; someone who tried to get the most of his lineup, even if that lineup wasn’t always NHL-quality. Now, as the Canucks’ season and, possibly, Desjardins’s tenure nears its conclusion, something seems to have changed. In his Friday presser before the Canucks-Kings game at Rogers Arena, Desjardins was asked a relatively vague question about what he expected from his team against the Kings. What followed was anything but vague, and who knew Joseph LaBate — who was dispatched to Utica after a robust… Read More

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Chip Kelly: Kaepernick’s national anthem protest ‘zero distraction’

Any teams averting themselves from Colin Kaepernick because of a potential distraction have a message from Chip Kelly: Kaep was fine in the locker room. OK, that’s merely the paraphrase of Kelly’s comments to Sports Illustrated’s MMQB about the quarterback. He wasn’t necessarily speaking to NFL executives, but he certainly was backing up Kaepernick amid ongoing discussion about why the former 49ers starter is still unsigned. (Including that he’s vegan — though more prominently that he sat-then-then knelt for the national anthem before games last season.) “There was zero distraction,” Kelly told The MMQB. “He met with the team immediately after (his first protest). He met with the other team… Read More

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