People in the Media for 02/19/2019

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#2 Bernie Sanders

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#3 Manny Machado

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#4 John Wayne

Which John Wayne character introduction is your favorite? #JohnWayne

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John Wayne’s Racist and Homophobic 1971 ‘Playboy’ Interview Resurfaces

The True Grit star, who died at age 72 in 1979, made headlines on Tuesday, February 19, after his racist and homophobic remarks resurfaced via Twitter. Opens a New Window.

Wayne expressed his views after taking aim at African American political activist Angela Davis. “With a lot of blacks, there’s quite a bit of resentment along with their dissent and rightfully so,” he told the publication. “But we can’t all of a sudden get down on our knees and turn everything over to the leadership of the blacks.”

Wayne also claimed that “the academic community has developed certain tests that determine whether blacks are sufficiently equipped scholastically,” and “some blacks have tried to force the issue and enter college when they haven’t passed the tests and don’t have the requisite background.”

Although the Golden Globe winner expressed his support for African American actors, he told Playboy that he casts them in what he deems to be “proper” roles. “I had a black slave in The Alamo and I had a correct number of blacks in The Green Berets. If it’s supposed to be a black character, naturally I use a black actor,” he said. “But I don’t go as far as hunting for positions for them. I think the Hollywood studios are carrying their tokenism a little too far.”

The Oscar winner, who was known for his Western films, also slammed Native American Indians for their role in history. “I don’t feel we did wrong in taking this great country away from them. … Our so-called stealing of this country from them was just a matter of survival,” he disclosed. “There were great numbers of people who needed new land and the Indians were selfishly trying to keep it for themselves.”

“Wouldn’t you say that the wonderful love of those two men in Midnight Cowboy, a story about two fags, qualifies?” Wayne noted when asked which movies he doesn’t support. “But don’t get me wrong. As far as a man and a woman is concerned, I’m awfully happy there’s a thing called sex. It’s an extra something God gave us. I see no reason why it shouldn’t be in pictures. Healthy, lusty sex is wonderful.”

Celebrities including Patton Oswalt took to Twitter to condemn Wayne’s beliefs,Opens a New Window.writing, “‘If it’s supposed to be a black actor, naturally I use a black actor’ was as ‘woke’ as John Wayne got, I guess.”

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#5 Joe Biden

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#6 Tim Donaghy

ESPN report concludes Tim Donaghy did conspire to fix NBA games

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It has been more than a decade since Tim Donaghy entered the pubic lexicon as the face of a game-fixing scandal in the NBA. He pleaded guilty and served 15 months in federal prison in 2008-09 for conspiracy to commit wire fraud and conspiracy to transmit gambling information.

He was never found to have fixed the NBA games he reffed, instead copping only to betting on his own games. The FBI and NBA investigated.

As the 10-year anniversary of the 2007 scandal hit, ESPN started a years-long investigation released online Tuesday morning. It found through interviews, court documents, records and statistical analysis of games that Donaghy did conspire to fix NBA games.

How refs ‘fix’ games

Officials can fix games by calling more fouls, thereby creating more opportunity for a team to get easy points at the free-throw line. The league average for made free throws has hovered around 75 percent for nearly its entire existence, and the best in the game make them more than 90 percent of the time.

Tim Donaghy, as well as the NBA, have long alleged he didn’t fix the games he bet on. New analysis shows he did. (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

Sources told ESPN that Donaghy would use the “literal interpretation” of rules to cover the calls. Per the report, a ref who looked over the calls during the NBA investigation found it a “trend” — not a “red flag” — and it was never used in the league report.

Another source said Donaghy would make an illegal defense call early to get the side he was picking against to play looser D. And he himself alleged in his 2009 memoir that refswould get big-name players in foul trouble early to help throw games.

He had the underground connections to do it all from his ties in Philadelphia, where he grew up, and the lavish lifestyle with which he set himself up.

Statisticians find it unlikely he didn’t fix games

The ESPN report analyzed the 40 games in the 2006-07 season that Donaghy officiated during the “marriage” between he and a sports bookie who paid him $2,000 if his pick won.

ESPN said it employed a “researcher with an extensive background in officiating” to closely watch the games and log the calls. They then compared the imbalance of calls to the team that had more betting dollars.

The site found that Donaghy’s track record was 23-3-4 “of making calls that favored his bet.” The odds that he randomly made calls to produce such a record? ESPN statisticians found them to be 6,155-to-1.

The company also had Keith Crank of the National Science Foundation look at the information. Per ESPN, he found a 4.1 percent chance the foul calls happened randomly.

From ESPN:

To professional statisticians, any P value of less than 5 percent constitutes a signal that is “significant.” It means you’ve found something. In our case, it means there’s just a 4.1 percent chance that an unbiased ref would have randomly made the calls that Tim Donaghy did during his crooked run.

Betting outfits catch on

One gambler told ESPN that based on box scores, Donaghy “obviously” called more fouls on the team he bet against then the team he bet on. And others at sportsbooks started to catch on early, making connections between who they knew were golfing or were friends with the NBA ref.

They didn’t say a word, though, and instead followed suit by placing large bets on games that Donaghy’s conspirators did.

“Did I assume he was fixing the games?” one gambler told ESPN. “Yeah, I did. But I didn’t give a s–, because it was great information. From 2003 to 2007, we didn’t miss a game. Any game that he reffed we had a wager on.”

Why does it matter now?

ESPN stated it looked back into the biggest game-fixing scandal to rock the NBA because of not only the 10-year anniversary, but also the Supreme Court decision in May 2018 that opened up legalized sports gambling.

Legalizing it allows for regulation of it, making it safer for those betting but also making it so states can tax gambling.

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#7 Charo

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#8 Diane Keaton

I can't avoid it... I love this woman? #dianekeaton

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February 19, 2019 at 10:23 AM EST

Turns out Diane Keaton does like Green Eggs and Ham.

During an appearance on Tuesday’s episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show, the actress and Ellen DeGeneres announced that Keaton is part of the upcoming Netflix animated adaptation of the Dr. Seuss classic book Green Eggs and Ham.

After four years in the making, the series is for a fall 2019 release. Executive produced by DeGeneres, the star-studded ensemble cast also includes: Adam Devine as Sam I Am, Michael Douglas as Guy I Am, Ilana Glazer as E.B., Eddie Izzard as Snerz, Jeffrey Wright as McWinkle, Jillian Bell as Gluntz, John Turturro as Goat, Tracy Morgan as Fox, Daveed Diggs as Mouse, and Keegan-Michael Key as the Narrator.


During the segment on her show, DeGeneres revealed that it had been difficult to acquire the rights to the series, but she had finally been given the go-ahead from Seuss’ widow. Based on the beloved book, the upcoming series “follows opposites Guy and Sam as they venture out on a road trip to save an endangered animal from a far off zoo. Along the way they learn to try new things like hope, friendship, and a certain delectable dish.” What could it be?


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