When you’re courtside at a basketball game, anything can happen. And last night, Ellie Day, wife of PGA Tour golfer Jason Day, learned that the hard way. While the Cleveland Cavaliers took on the Oklahoma City Thunder, LeBron James fell into the crowd and knocked over Day’s chair. His 250 pound, 6 foot 8 frame landed on her during the final minutes of the fourth quarter. Day remained on the floor after James’ tumble. She was later removed from the sideline on a stretcher and taken to a local hospital. According to reports, she was released from the hospital this morning. “It wasn’t anything out of the usual besides the injury,” said James in a statement. “But to me, obviously her health is very important, and hopefully she’s doing well. The guys told us she’s doing great now. So, but you know, I was going for a loose ball. Just trying to keep the possession going, and I hate that that was the end result of it.” After the game, James took to Twitter to let Day know his thoughts were with her. “Ellie Day I hope you’re doing okay! My apologies! Hope u guys come back to another game soon. Love LJ!,” he tweeted. Read more.
Director Reginald Hudlin Talks Directing Thurgood Marshall Biopic
More details are being revealed about an upcoming biopic that will delve into the life of legendary civil rights leader and attorney Thurgood Marshall. Reginald Hudlin, co-producer of the Academy Awards, will direct the project. “I’ve always been a huge Thurgood Marshall fan. He is a man who made America fulfill its promise of being a great nation. He’s one of our country’s greatest heroes because he’s a fighter for justice – it’s an important story to tell,” said Hudlin. The film will focus on a case that Marshall took on early in his career, in which he represented an African-American chauffeur who faced accusations of sexual assault and attempted murder from the person he was working for. Hudlin believes the case is relevant to the racial tensions in our society today. “Our country is going through a lot of transition. There is a lot of debate over American values,” he said. Chadwick Boseman will take on the role of Marshall in the film. Read more.
Meek Mill Found Guilty of Parole Violation
This year has been quite rocky for Philadelphia-bred rapper Meek Mill, and he’s ending 2015 with legal troubles. Meek, whose real name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, was found guilty of violating his probation. During an hour-long testimony, Williams reportedly got emotional while sharing how hard it was for him not being able to see his mother in New Jersey following her surgery. He also said his rap lyrics don’t reflect the type of person he truly is. “I’m not a gangsta. I’m not a criminal,” he told the judge. “I have my queen, Nicki [Minaj] now. I’m trying to do better and feel like I can be the best rapper out there.” The judge still believed Meek was in “technical violation” after breaking travel rules and giving the court water instead of urine during a mandatory drug test. Sentencing is slated for February. Until then, Mill is barred from leaving Philadelphia. Read more.
Actor Michael B. Jordan Developing Comic Book Series
Fresh off the movie Creed, actor Michael B. Jordan is already on to his next venture. Jordan is currently working on writing a comic book series that he hopes is developed into a film down the line. The series, which will be written for Dark Horse Comics, is titled “North.” The story chronicles the life of a soldier who is admitted into a secret military program. Nathan Edmondson will work with Jordan to pen the series. Denys Cowan, Bill Sienkiewicz, and Bettie Breitweiser will serve as illustrators. So far, two of the issues have been completed. Read more.
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