It’s Faith Hill and Tim McGraw’s 21st Wedding Anniversary, but They Gave Us a Gift

Tim McGraw and Faith Hill‘s love story is about to get even sweeter — they’re making music together! On Oct. 6, which just so happens to be their 21st wedding anniversary, the country music power couple announced that they are releasing their first-ever album together, The Rest of Our Life. And that’s not even the best news!

They also released the title track and its accompanying music video, which is available exclusively on Amazon Music Unlimited for the next 48 hours. Not only does the video feature some sweet PDA, but the song was actually written by Grammy-winner Ed Sheeran, along with Amy Wadge, Johnny McDaid, and Steve Mac. Listen to the track above before the full album drops on Nov. 17.

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LaVar Ball is Pulling LaMelo Ball Out of Chino Hill HS

It’s with great sadness that we inform you all there will be no sequel to LaMelo Ball’s 92-point, cherry-picking performance as LaVar Ball is reportedly pulling him from Chino Hills High School to “make him the best basketball player ever”.

LaVar told Eric Sondheimer of the Los Angeles Times he’s checking LaMelo out of Chino Hills HS on Tuesday and plans on home schooling his youngest son the next two years. Details from the report:

“It’s good for Melo,” LaVar said. “Less distractions. He just needs to focus.”

The next time people will be able to see LaMelo play is next spring in travel ball.

“They’ll have to sit back and wait,” LaVar said.

LaVar said LaMelo still intends to sign with UCLA.

Hate on LaVar all you want, but the man knows how to hype his kids up. Taking him out of the public eye for a couple months pretty much ensures an even bigger media frenzy when he plays AAU ball in the spring.

Those Chino Hills kids better enjoy gawking at that Lambo while they can:


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Hutch x Hill House Home Collaboration

In “ways to decorate your home with an app” news, leading interior design platform Hutch has teamed up with luxury bedding brand Hill House Home for a limited-edition pillow collection. For the collaboration, Hutch and Hill House invited a coterie of fashion brands including Baja East, Edie Parker, Tanya Taylor, Jennifer Fisher and Brandon Maxwell to embroider a capsule collection with words and sayings inspired by their latest collections.

The designers with the Hutch x Hill House Home collection (BFA)

The designers with the Hutch x Hill House Home collection (BFA)

With Hutch technology, users of the app will be able to virtually “test out” the pillows by seeing them virtually rendered within their own living spaces. With mantras like “Beat Yesterday” and “I Have a Heart On,” the pillows offer fashion-forward food for thought on which to rest our iPhone-strained eyes.

The Hutch x Hill House Home collection will be available exclusively on the Hutch app for $ 95 each. See the complete collection here.

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Jemele Hill vs. ESPN And The 45th President

There’s a reason why Donald Trump has the support and admiration of so many White supremacists.

His desire to build a wall to keep Mexicans out of the United States (and also having Mexico pay for said wall). Saying horrible and largely inaccurate things about Barack Obama and what he has and hasn’t done when he was President. Saying horrible and disrespectful things about the grief-stricken parents of a soldier who died while defending his country. The travel ban. Wanting to get rid of DACA. His response to the hate march and terror attacks in Charlottesville resulting in the death of Heather Hayer. And so many other things that would take so many more paragraphs to list and describe.

And yet, despite all of that, there are people who truly can’t bear the thought of people referring to President #45 as racist. Because if there’s one thing that bothers White people (and if a sentence starting with the words «Not all» is forming on your lips and/or fingertips at this very moment, I highly recommend that you shut the fuck up), it’s not racism or acts of racism. It’s being called a racist or being accused of racism.

Which brings us to ESPN sportscaster Jemele Hill. Who earlier this week wrote this on her Twitter in response to Kid Rock’s claim that he intends on running for Senate, and that the media is making him appear to be racist:

And that soon led to her tweeting this:

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ESPN didn’t respond particularly well to what Jemele said about President #45…

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…and after recovering their monocles which had fallen into their drinks, they tweeted this in response:

And if that wasn’t enough, White House Press Secretary Busy Philipps Sarah Huckabee Sanders became involved in the situation and seemingly made things even worse when a reporter asked for her input on what Jemele had tweeted. Fortunately, Sarah wasn’t holding a Tiki torch while responding:

Which only resulted in more people showing their support for Jemele and speaking out against President #45 and his administration by stating the obvious with their own tweets and many of them did so under the hashtag #NaziBucketChallenge.

While also pointing out the hypocrisy of Jemele Hill being targeted for punishment because of her words against the President, whereas ‘Miss Texas’ Margana Wood was equally harsh with her words against President #45 and the response to her was the complete opposite.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders wasn’t the only person to publicly go after Jemele Hill for what she said, but former baseball player Darryl Strawberry (yeah, I wasn’t expecting that name to pop up either) decided to get in on the action as well:

From his interview on FOX Business Network’s Varney & Co.:

«I think no one should call anyone anything. President Trump, he’s a great man to me. He was always gracious to me. I really love him, his family, I was on his show, and he’s always been kind to me … I’ve known him quite well and every time I’ve seen him and been around him he’s always been so gracious with me and I’m always grateful for that…I never want to sit and point fingers at someone like the president of the United States. He’s got a job to do, and we all need to pray for him. We all need to support him.»

Uh…huh.

Jemele finally decided to respond to all of this on Twitter:

Which some reporters interpreted as an apology, even though apologizing is not at all what Jemele Hill did:

And just when you thought that ESPN couldn’t possibly look any worse in this situation, ThinkProgress came through to prove us all wrong:

Hill — who was caught in the middle of a firestorm of controversy that began on Monday night when she tweeted that President Donald Trump was a white supremacist, which escalated when ESPN issued a statement on Tuesday reprimanding her comments and which exploded when White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Hill’s tweets were a «fireable offense» — was calm and composed throughout the hour, and the show went on as usual.

However, two sources familiar with the situation told ThinkProgress that this was not the original plan.

ESPN originally tried to keep Hill off the air on Wednesday evening, but [Michael] Smith refused to do the show without her, the sources said. Both sources also said that producers reached out to two other black ESPN hosts, Michael Eaves and Elle Duncan, to ask them to serve as fill-ins for the show — but Eaves and Duncan did not agree to take the place of Hill and Smith, either.

At 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Eaves expressed his frustration with that day.

While also proving that there were people who had Jemele’s back, and not just on Twitter.

ESPN of course denied all of this:

And did so in a way that’s as believable as James Woods telling us that he doesn’t do cocaine.

(Which he does not. Let me state that again: James Woods DOES NOT DO COCAINE AT ALL!)

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See? Amber Tamblyn agrees with me.

As of right now, Jemele is still employed by ESPN and working her desk at SportsCenter, and her colleagues have no interest in throwing her under the bus in order to make themselves or their employers look good.

Considering that there were no lies whatsoever in anything that Jemele Hill tweeted, I’d say that’s a good thing.


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Well, Why the Hell Do the Comments on Twitter from Jemele Hill About POTUS Not Represent ESPN, Huh?

Idris is at TIFF for a movie or movies or something, I don’t know. He may be in New York. I don’t know! I saw these pictures of him in this white sweater and I kind of stopped comprehending the rest of the words on the page. I’m sorry. — (LG)

Last night, Beth Mowins announced the play-by-play on Monday Night Football (Broncos won — barely). You might be shrugging your shoulders and thinking, «Ok, so?» Beth is the first woman to call an NFL game on national tv. How is it even possible that it took this long? Wow. Way to go, Beth! — (CNN)

In a somewhat related note, ESPN released this statement today: «The Comments today from Jemele Hill regarding the President do not represent the position of ESPN.» My question? WHY THE HELL NOT, ESPN?

Nut the fuck up, ESPN, and support your employees instead of silencing them for speaking the goddamn truth. For the record, here’s the Official Pajiba Statement Re: The Comments of Jemele Hill: «She ain’t wrong.» (Uproxx)

Here’s some positive election news, though: In Oklahoma — OKLAHOMA — Democrats have taken back two state congressional seats in districts where Trump won by double digit points, and the same has happened in one NH seat so far, tonight.

There are some great pictures in this slideshow from the front rows at NYFW. I love the beginning with Dr. Zoe Hart and Lemon Breeland! EEEEEEE! (If you didn’t watch Hart of Dixie you have no idea what I’m squeeing about — it’s ok, just let me have this moment) But this picture of these 4 ladies having a BLAST has to be my favorite. Love it! Love them! — (GFY)

There’s a new kind of chocolate. So now there are 3 (I refuse to acknowledge white chocolate as chocolate) — milk, dark, and ruby chocolate. — (IFL)

Has anyone been keeping up with the Mel B. divorce proceedings? I mean, other than I’m pretty sure her ex is a fucking scumbag asshole, I’m really not all that interested in the details of their marriage and/or divorce. However, now reading that Mel may have sent a text to intimidate someone from testifying — MEL, ARE YOU GODDAMN STUPID? YOU DON’T TEXT THAT SHIT! God. It’s like you want to get investigated for witness tampering. — (Dlisted)

Holy shit, poor Busy Phillips! She had to go to the ER for an ovary that flipped over, which sounds dreadful. And I know this isn’t the important thing, but I love that she’s in the ER, for a «female problem», wearing that sweatshirt. She’s the best and I adore the friendship between her and Michelle Williams. — (Celebitchy)

Alfie thinks Fen is unlike anyone he’s met before, except they have met. They went to school together. Alfie was in the closet and Fen refused to lie about who he was. Lane describes Alexis Hall’s Pansies as "stinking charming" and "funny and heartfelt and hot." What really connected with her was the exploration of how our childhoods form our lives. What would you do if your childhood enemy tried to pick you up at a bar? — (Cannonball Read 9)

Awww, remember Patrick Stewart’s foster dog Ginger Gurl (of course you do)? Here’s a lovely update on her.

I never imagined that 8 years on I’d still be fascinated with and completely enamored of a cat on the internet, but Maru is Maru and how can you not adore that squishball? Watch him get comfy here, but don’t stop after his first attempt at comfort — watch until the end.

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The Weekender: Watch Hill, Rhode Island

Where to Stay:

With its bright yellow exterior, the crown jewel of Watch Hill is the opulent Ocean House. Originally built in 1868, this iconic property got a second wind in 2010 with a floor-to-ceiling rebuild (another refresh took place just before the 2017 summer season). In addition to pristine white beaches, the property boasts an ample grass lawn perfect for croquet. But for another sort of outdoor leisure, enter the Veuve Clicquot-branded “Secret Garden” cocktail patio, where you can enjoy a variety of Veuve vintages and Champagne cocktails with your beach views.

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What to See:

The town hasn’t changed much since its early days as a charming vacation town for well-to-do families, retaining charming landmarks like the Flying Horse Carousel. Built in 1867, it is thought to be the oldest continuously operating carousel in the U.S. Just steps away is Watch Hill Beach, a family-friendly stretch offering equipment and cabana rentals. And whether you’re a birdwatcher or sucker for a gorgeous sunset, Napatree Point conservation area, just down from Watch Hill Beach, offers a visual feast.

Veuve Clicquot-branded “Secret Garden”

Where to Shop:

At the center of life in Watch Hill is Bay Street, home to a multitude of apparel and home décor shops, each one seemingly more adorable than the last. There you will find everything from elevated surfer vibes at Huxter to unusual gemstones paired with modest elegant design at Christina Stankard. And it wouldn’t be an old money outpost without a Lilly Pulitzer, located just off Bay Street, which recently collaborated with the Watch Hill Inn on a custom suite.

Where to Eat:

Rise and shine with an organic nitro iced coffee on tap at the newly renovated 10 Sandwiches, then load up lobster rolls and homemade blueberry ice cream at the classic St. Clair Annex, opened in 1887. For dinner, there’s no better spot in town than the Olympia Tea Room. After more than 100 years, Olympia continues to draw crowds with its award-winning wine list, locavore-friendly menu, and seasonal cuisine.

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Jonah Hill Asked Channing Tatum For Gym Advice, and It Appears to Be Working

Jonah Hill was looking all kinds of buff while enjoying a sunny walk in NYC on Sunday. The actor wore a fitted blue t-shirt (a piece we’ve seen him in before) with red pants and kept his earbuds in as he made his way through NoHo. We first got a glimpse of Jonah’s chiseled new physique during a casual stroll in NYC last month, and weeks later, he put his toned arms on display while grabbing a smoothie before a gym session. After gaining 40 pounds for his role in the crime drama War Dogs, Jonah hired a nutritionist and reportedly kept a food journal to lose the weight. He also got some healthy living advice from his 21 Jump Street costar Channing Tatum, whom he called and asked, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?'»

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Jonah Hill Lets His Biceps Breathe Before Hitting the Gym in LA

Jonah Hill dropped a substantial amount of weight recently and hasn’t been shy about showing off his slimmer figure from coast to coast. Last week, the Wolf of Wall Street actor looked damn near unrecognizable while hitting the streets in a fitted t-shirt in NYC, and on Friday, Jonah was spotted putting his biceps on display in a blue tank top while picking up a smoothie before hitting the gym in LA. Jonah reportedly hired a nutritionist and kept a food journal to lose weight after gaining 40 pounds for his role in the 2015 crime film War Dogs, and also got some fitness advice from his 21 Jump Street costar Channing Tatum.

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Jonah Hill Is Damn Near Unrecognizable While Showing Off His Biceps in NYC

Jonah Hill showed off a slimmer figure while on a stroll in NYC on Saturday, and we have to be honest: we barely recognized the guy. Sporting a fitted blue t-shirt and black jeans, Jonah gave the public a glimpse of his biceps and chiseled chest; the actor recently hired a nutritionist and reportedly kept a food journal to lose weight after gaining 40 pounds for his role in the 2015 crime film War Dogs. He also enlisted the help of his 21 Jump Street costar Channing Tatum to slim down. «I called Channing Tatum and said, ‘Hey, if I ate less and go to a trainer, will I get in better shape?'» he revealed during a Tonight Show appearance in August 2016, adding, «And he said, ‘Yes, you dumb motherf*cker, of course you will. It’s the simplest thing in the entire world.» Clearly, Channing’s advice has paid off.

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Jessica Pimentel’s Guide to Cobble Hill, Brooklyn

You may recognize her as Maria Ruiz, the thick-skinned inmate who leads a prison riot on Netflix’s hit series Orange Is the New Black. But in real life, Jessica Pimentel spends her weekends rocking out in her heavy metal band, Alekhine’s Gun, recording violin tracks for a Swedish goth band called Valhall or enjoying time in her hometown, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

“I think it’s the great place in New York,” Pimentel says of her Brooklyn roots. “Growing up, Cobble Hill was super diverse. You had millionaires and people on assisted living on the same block. My friends were a melting pot of Chinese, Italian, Spanish, Latin, Irish, Polish and plain old American–we had it all.” Pimentel reminisces about how the diversity in the neighborhood kids stretched beyond their heritage. “You had metalheads, skater kids, preps and nerds all getting together. It was all good as long as you knew where the corner store was,” she explains. 

Pimentel’s childhood was not only full of diversity within her social circle, she had a range of interests herself. “I’ve always been on stage in one form or another. I played violin for many years at an elite level, until I reached high school where I attended LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts,” she says. After suffering from hand injury from playing violin so heavily, Pimentel had to make the decision to either leave LaGuardia or join another program. She was accepted into the drama program and continued on to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. “I was devastated to have to stop playing violin,” she says of the pivotal moment in her life. “But, there’s something to be said about doors opening–one door closes and a window opens. Or something!”

Another window that has opened for Pimentel is her gig as the frontman for her heavy death-metal group Alekhine’s Gun. “There is something very honest and raw about metal music. The intense energy and musicianship behind the genre is was attracted me to it,” she says of her love of metal. “Growing up, I’d go to a show at CBGB in New York City and you could meet your idol and shake their hand. The metal community has always been intimate and personal.”

Fast forward a few years, and Pimentel has become a breakout star on the hit series Orange Is the New Black as Maria Ruiz. The show returns to Netflix on June 9 and is sure to keep viewers binge-watching for several hours. “You could be best friends with someone in episode one and try to stab them in episode two,” Pimentel says of the twists. “You’re like, ‘How did that happen?’ and it’s just because, ‘That’s life.’”

Below, find some of Pimentel’s favorite spots in her beloved hometown of Cobble Hill, Brooklyn.

Cup of JoeCobble Hill Coffee Shop. When I really need to take a load off and have a cup o’ joe, I find myself there. It’s not fancy. It’s about as old school as it gets. A great diner where you can get all the neighborhood happenings and run into the local characters. Great traditional comfort food and cozy atmosphere. No frills, No problem. Fuggedaboudit.

Power LunchHometown BBQ. This place is ridiculously good at what they do—quite possibly the best in all of NYC. You may find a line wrapping outside and around the block if you go on a weekend, but if you get there around lunch time on a weekday, you may be lucky enough have a table to yourself and the first pick of that day’s bounty. Words cannot do the food justice. It’s something you need to experience first hand. And fret not if you do not eat meat. Their mac and cheese, coleslaw, potato salad, whiskey sour pickles, cornbread, sauces and dessert are all vegetarian and are good enough to make you cry.

Cocktail HourBrooklyn Social. Classic old school New York vibes, it reflects a time in the area where people only went out to their local social clubs of which you had to be a member. It’s where I go to unwind and, ironically, be anti social. No fear, most people who go there go to do the same, whether it’s to read a book, decompress, listen to some opera, classic salsa, old ska or mellow Americana, work on a new mathematical theory or chat with friend, this place always hits the spot. Although they only have a few beers on tap they have quite a list of concoctions that will wet your whistle.  The most popular go-to is the Matt’s Ginger Old Fashioned. A great drink with a little spicy twist.

Retail TherapyMandala Tibetan Store (the main store is in Manhattan but there are several locations in Brooklyn). They specialize in Tibetan Buddhist supplies and artwork. But they also carry a wide array of beautiful handmade clothing, bags, accessories, incense, jewelry, prayer beads,statues, books and music. I try to stop in there regularly to pick up my supply of Tara healing incense for friends and family, but end up leaving with much more than I planned on. This is my go-to shop for small and meaningful gifts. And I highly suggest you check out one of the three New York shops for unusual, exotic, beautiful objects in every price range. Don’t forget to say Tashi Delek (hello)!

Field TripGreen-Wood Cemetery. Sounds morbid, I know, but Green-Wood is one of the most important National Historic Landmarks in the country. Going back to 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn was fought on land that is now a part of Green-Wood. It was the first battle of the American Revolution to be waged after the signing of the Declaration of Independence. In the 1800s it was not just a cemetery, but a destination for families to enjoy “a day in country.” A beautifully designed lush playground with amazing landscaping and architecture, it was a tourist attraction second to Niagara Falls. It was so popular it inspired a competition to design a park in that other city, Manhattan (Brooklyn was its own city until 1898), and thus Central Park was born. 478 acres to get lost in. Great spots to relax, take photos and take trolley tours! 

Date NightBar Tabac. A quaint french bistro and one of our favorite go-to spots. They offer a great menu of French and American classics and always have amazing specials. This place is great for lunch and brunch and full of families in the day, but at night you’ll get some live music from a small band and a possibly move the tables over for a home style dance party on the right night. Give Les Moules Frites in white wine sauce a try and be prepared to dunk that fresh bread.

Also, The Good Fork. If you’re up for an adventure to far and mysterious Red Hook, this would be the place for a romantic rendezvous. It’s like stepping back in time a little. There is a cozy and romantic vibe with a cute kitschy yard. This place has some of the best food in town. A Korean and American fusion, there is always something new popping up on the menu. The staples that have not changed are always made to perfection—and I have tried every one. Give the dumplings a try, or basically just point to anything on the entree side and know it will be good.

Don’t MissThe Brooklyn Promenade / Brooklyn Bridge Park. Some of my greatest childhood memories were sitting here at this iconic destination in Brooklyn. Not only is the view incredible but you’ll get to walk through the beautiful historic district of Brooklyn Heights to get there. If you want a closer view and a little more action Brooklyn Bridge park has a lot… A WHOLE lot of activities and fun. 

Also, Coney Island/Luna Park. If you want to travel off the beaten path and get some real New York flavor and culture. One of the most famous amusement parks ever made on one of the most fun-loving party beaches on earth. There are new and old rides and games as well as great piers and food. It’s also right near the aquarium if things get too hot, and there is a huge concert venue, the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball stadium and fireworks every Friday night. You must get a Nathan’s hot dog, a Piragua (shaved ice) and try to shoot the freak after a spin on the Wonder Wheel.

Hidden GemLift / Next Level Floats. This is the place to hit if you want to reach total relaxation and get away from the hubbub of the city that never sleeps. It is a sanctuary of sensory deprivation tanks made for major alone time. Tanks filled with 1,000 pounds of epsom salt make you, in a sense, weightless as you float in tranquility. you can choose a closed pod or a flotation “room” tank. Lights and music optional. Peace and quiet mandatory.

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