Frank Cali, the Slain Gambino Boss, Was a ‘Ghost’ Who Avoided the LimelightFrancesco Cali, reputed leader of the Gambino crime family, in a mugshot taken in 2008 by the Italian police.CreditItalian Police, via Agence France-Presse — Getty Images
- March 14, 2019
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Francesco Cali wore the label quietly: old school. The reputed boss of the Gambino crime family was nothing like John J. Gotti, the “Dapper Don” who ruled the same operation when Mr. Cali was a young man.
He kept a low profile in his Staten Island neighborhood, yet he met the same bloody fate as many of his predecessors on Wednesday night, gunned down in the street outside his brick home in a brazen assassination that recalled the mob wars of decades past.
Mr. Cali, 53, was shot six times in the Todt Hill section of Staten Island at around 9:20 p.m., the police said. Neighbors heard a staccato burst of gunshots — “pow-pow-pow-pow-pow,” one said on Wednesday night — all the same volume, as if fired from the same gun. A blue pickup truck was spotted fleeing the scene, the police said.
Mr. Cali was pronounced dead at Staten Island University Hospital.
The bloody attack stood out against its serene setting on Hilltop Terrace: a tree-lined, curving lane of stately homes with circular driveways and swimming pools. Mr. Cali’s body lying on the street was a throwback to black-and-white photographs from Mafia assassinations past in Manhattan.
By:Kyle Ratke | 7 hours ago
What a wild time free agency has been.
We thought Teddy Bridgewater turned down an offer from the Dolphins to remain with the Saints, but that may not be the case.
Like Anthony Barr, it appears as if Bridgewater changed his mind. He finished a free-agent visit with the Dolphins on Wednesday and left without a deal.
We have completed our free agent visit with QB Teddy Bridgewater.
Obviously, there’s more of an opportunity for Bridgewater to start in Miami than in New Orleans. At the very least, you’d expect there to be a quarterback competition between Bridgewater and Ryan Tannehill. That is, if the Dolphins don’t cut Tannehill.
Bridgewater hasn’t gotten much of an opportunity since suffering a gruesome knee injury with the Vikings in 2016. He looked great with the Jets in preseason last year and the Saints were willing to give up a third-round pick for Bridgewater.
Lori Loughlin’s Daughter Olivia Jade Was Reportedly on the USC Board of Trustees Chairman’s YACHT When the Scandal Broke
Welp, this isn’t a great look!
by MEHERA BONNERMAR 14, 2019
- Lori Loughlin has been accused of bribing her daughter Olivia Jade’s way into USC.
- Olivia was apparently on a yacht owned by the USC Board of Trustees Chairman when the scandal broke.
In case you're wondering where Lori Loughlin’s daughter Olivia Jade was when she heard that her mom was about to be arrested, that would be a yacht. A yacht apparently owned by the USC Board of Trustees Chairman/casual billionaire Rick Caruso.
Which is pretty awkward considering Olivia got into USC because her parents allegedly“agreed to pay bribes totaling $500,000 in exchange for having their two daughters designated as recruits to the USC crew team—despite the fact that they did not participate in crew—thereby facilitating their admission to USC.”
“My daughter and a group of students left for spring break prior to the government’s announcement yesterday,” Rick told TMZ. “Once we became aware of the investigation, the young woman decided it would be in her best interests to return home.”
This is all kinds of yikes, but at least Rick won’t be involved in deciding whether or not Olivia gets to stay at USC—that’s up to the university’s president.
Rosario Dawson And Cory Booker Are Not Just Dating — They're Madly, Truly In Love
The movie star recently confirmed that she is indeed dating the 2020 presidential candidate.
Posted on March 14, 2019, at 3:43 p.m. ET
Actor Rosario Dawson confirmed on Thursday that she is definitely in a relationship with Sen. Cory Booker, a presidential candidate for the 2020 race, finally putting rumors to bed about whether or not the two were an item."Yes, very much so," Dawson said while walking through Reagan National Airport in Washington, DC, when asked by a TMZ reporter if she were dating Booker.Ladies and gentlemen, cue "Seasons of Love" from the Rent soundtrack.When asked how the two were getting along so far, Dawson had nothing but glowing things to say about Booker."So far, so wonderful," she said."He's a wonderful human being. It's good to spend some time together when we can. We're very busy."
'Jersey Shore' Stars Pauly D and Vinny Guadagnino Will Hand Out Roses on 'Double Shot at Love' -- Watch!By Paige Gawley 11:59 AM PDT, March 14, 2019
On Thursday, MTV announced more details about the Jersey Shore stars' new dating reality show, Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny. According to the press release, "the iconic duo is looking to step out of the shore house and into the arms of their ‘Ride-or-Dies.’"
The 20 contestants, ranging in age from 22 to 37, will get to choose whose love they're competing for, while the guys will get the ultimate say in who stays and who goes.
In the first promo for the series, which premieres April 11, Pauly and Vinny -- wearing matching tuxedo vests -- are holding roses in the colors of the Italian flag. "Will you accept these bros?" Vinny asks in the clip, as Pauly stands beside him.
Keep reading for more on all of the women vying for the Jersey boys' hearts!
Alli Adams, 28, Green Bay, Wisconsin
According to her Instagram bio, Alli is currently based in Nashville, Tennessee, and working in marketing and public relations.
Alysse Joyner, 24, Brooklyn, New York
Alysse has a separate Instagram account to show off her cooking skills.
Ashley Lands, 24, New York, New York
Ashley drives race cars, climbs buildings, models and acts, according to her website.
Brittani “B-lashes” Schwartz, 27, Lake Grove, New York
Her Instagram account is private, but, in her profile pic, Brittani looks cool as she poses alongside a blue car in an all-black look.
Brittnay Dawson, 33, Norfolk, Nebraska
According to her website, Brittnay is an entrepreneur and television personality who serves as the CEO of a media production agency.
Cate Lapera, 27, Staten Island, New York
Cate's Instagram account shows her partying with friends and rocking a New York Giants jersey on more than one occasion.
Christina Lawrence, 29, Los Angeles, California
From the looks of her Instagram, Christina appears to be quite the yogi!
Derynn Paige, 25, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
Derynn is the founder of a clothing line, which she recently started after graduating from Rutgers University.
Deseree Flores, 37, Scottsdale, Arizona
Deseree works as a personal trainer, even posting videos of her workouts on YouTube.
Elle Wilson, 25, Waverly, Pennsylvania
Not much is immediately clear about the Philadelphia-based Elle, but she does have more than 10,000 followers on her private Instagram account.
Holly Gurbisz, 26, Matawan, New Jersey
Holly's Instagram bio reads, "True beauty is when the inside is as beautiful as the outside."
Maria Elizondo, 22, West New York, New Jersey
Maria was on season seven of MTV's Are You the One?
Marissa Lucchese, 22, Massapequa Park, New York
Marissa works as a makeup artist in the tri-state area.
Michelle “Mish” Gao, 22, Tustin, California
According to her Instagram bio, Mish is obsessed with music, has a passion for travel and loves to smile.
Nadya Erazo, 29, Pomona, California
Nadya works as both a promo and print model and a makeup artist.
Nikki Hall, 26, Los Angeles, California
Nikki's Twitter bio describes her as a loner, lover, writer and feminist.
Shira Tran, 27, New Orleans, Louisiana
Shira is passionate, values positive vibes and loves fashion, beauty, CrossFit and gymnastics, according to her Instagram bio.
Susan “Suzi” Baidya, 30, Irvine, California
Suzi's Instagram features lots of outdoorsy shots as well as pics from concerts and hanging out with friends.
Victoria Fryer, 25, Long Beach, California
Victoria frequently rocks swimsuits on her Instagram page, where she has nearly 10,000 followers.
Zuljeily Andino, 30, Miami, Florida
Zuljeily describes herself as a former beauty queen on Instagram.