Who would’ve ever thought that spinning the Country into panic over a one-sided memo, charging the Country’s top Law Enforcement agencies with corruption and conspiracy could have a negative effect on the stock market? Probably everyone!
USA Today (@USATODAY) reports, the Dow fell more than 400 points Friday. Stocks took a huge tumble around noon right after Republicans released a controversial memo alleging that the FBI and Department Of Justice abused their surveillance authority to target the 2016 presidential campaign.
Around noon, the Dow Jones Industrial average was down by nearly 427 points before pairing back its losses a bit. At 12:15 the Dow was down 360 points, or 1.4%, and back below 26,000.
The Boston Celtics just pulled off what might end up being a power move as they look to become the new “beast of the East.” With a group of young talented wing men, a reliable 4/5 in Al Horford, and Kyrie running things, the addition of a quality big man like Greg Monroe could be the final piece to the puzzle that could make the Celtics the team to beat in the NBA’s Eastern Conference this season.
SB Nation (@SBNation) reports, the Celtics have signed former Phoenix Suns big man Greg Monroe to a 1-year $5 million deal. Monroe reached a buyout agreement with his former team a couple of days ago. The Boston Celtics were one of a few teams that had the salary cap space left to scoop up the big man. They wasted no time in snatching up Monroe.
Monroe has played with the Detroit Pistons, Milwaukee Bucks, and most recently Phoenix Suns since the 2015 season. Monroe averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds per game when he was with the Pistons. Monroe’s stock took a tumble after leaving the Pistons, but I believe that had more to do with the teams he went to, their systems, and available playing time, more than Monroe’s talent. Monroe can still put up big numbers in a short period of time when given the opportunity. Boston just may be that opportunity Monroe has been waiting for. The addition of Monroe to the Celtics could mean big trouble for other teams in the East.
Natalie Wood drowned off the coast of Catalina Island in California in November of 1981. Over 35 years ago. Wood went missing from “The Splendour”, the family’s yacht. There were other passengers aboard The Splendour the night Wood went missing. The Captain, Dennis Davern, Robert Wagner, and Wood’s good friend and fellow actor, Christopher Walken. Wood was found floating in the water the next day wearing a red down jacket and a flannel nightgown. After a two week investigation, Wood’s death was ruled an accident. That was then, this is now.
CBS News (@CBSNews) reports, almost 37 years after the incident, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s investigators are now telling “48 hours” that Woods’ then husband and actor Robert Wagner, is now a person of interest in Woods’ drowning death. Investigators want to speak with Wagner about the circumstances surrounding his then wife back in 1981.
“As we’ve investigated the case over the last six years, I think he’s more of a person of interest now. I mean, we know now that he was the last person to be seen with Natalie before she disappeared.” Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lieutenant John Corina said in an interview with Erin Moriarty of 48 Hours.
Natalie Wood: “Death In Dark Water” will air Saturday Feb. 3 at 10 pm on CBS. Here’s a little more about the Woods/Wagner story and her mysterious death from a 2011 CBS newscast when new evidence implicating Wagner was first uncovered.
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TMZ (@tmz) is reporting that former NBA player Rasul Butler and his wife, singer Leah Labelle, who appeared on a season of American Idol both were killed when the Range Rover the couple were driving in lost control and slammed into a wall.
TMZ Sports (@TMZ_Sports) reports, Butler, 38, lost control of his Range Rover around 2am, struck a parking meter and slammed into a wall. The car flipped. Officers believe the car was speeding before it lost control.
Butler, the former LaSalle University standout, had a 14-year run in the NBA that started when he was drafted by the Miami Heat in 2002. Butler played for a number of NBA teams in his career including Charlotte Hornets, LA Clippers, Chicago Bulls, Toronto Raptors, Washington Wizards, and the San Antonio Spurs. Butler also played in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league last season.
Leah Labelle was signed to Epic Records. She appeared on the 4th season of American Idol in 2004. Labelle was eliminated from American Idol, finishing in 12th place. Labelle went on to garner attention for herself on YouTube. Her videos were seen by others in the music industry, including Keri Hilson who hired Labelle to sing backup after hearing Labelle’s cover of Hilson’s song “Energy.” Labelle signed a joint deal with LA Reid and Epic Records in 2011. She released her first single “Sexify” in March of 2012.