Tom Brady Slams NFL After Deflategate Decision: "I Did Nothing Wrong"

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 11:20am PDT       By X17 Staff

Both the owner of the New England Patriots, Robert Kraft, and Tom Brady slammed the NFL for upholding the quarterback's four-game suspension after the "Deflategate" scandal. The superstar athlete maintains that he did nothing wrong.

On Tuesday, the NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell upheld Brady's suspension that was decreed in May, and added that new information had arisen proving that Brady tried to hide evidence by breaking his cell phone.

But Brady isn't taking the statement lying down. In addition to denying deflating footballs during games, Brady also says he did nothing incorrectly when he broke his cell phone which was key evidence in the investigation.

In a Facebook post, Brady wrote, "To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong."
The quarterback wrote a lengthy post on his social media page, saying:

    I am very disappointed by the NFL’s decision to uphold the 4 game suspension against me. I did nothing wrong, and no one in the Patriots organization did either.

    Despite submitting to hours of testimony over the past 6 months, it is disappointing that the Commissioner upheld my suspension based upon a standard that it was “probable” that I was “generally aware” of misconduct. The fact is that neither I, nor any equipment person, did anything of which we have been accused. He dismissed my hours of testimony and it is disappointing that he found it unreliable.
    I also disagree with yesterdays narrative surrounding my cellphone. I replaced my broken Samsung phone with a new iPhone 6 AFTER my attorneys made it clear to the NFL that my actual phone device would not be subjected to investigation under ANY circumstances. As a member of a union, I was under no obligation to set a new precedent going forward, nor was I made aware at any time during Mr. Wells investigation, that failing to subject my cell phone to investigation would result in ANY discipline.

    Most importantly, I have never written, texted, emailed to anybody at anytime, anything related to football air pressure before this issue was raised at the AFC Championship game in January. To suggest that I destroyed a phone to avoid giving the NFL information it requested is completely wrong …

Deflategate came about after the Patriots won January's AFC championship game over the Indianapolis Colts, before eventually winning the Super Bowl. Accusers claim that that Brady and the team knowingly used under-inflated footballs to help win. Despite the suspension. Brady has denied vehemently any involvement.


Kim Kardashian Delivers A Truly Bizarre Energy Drink Promo Video

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 10:45am PDT       By X17 Staff

If this isn't the weirdest advertising we don't know what is!

Kim Kardashian hits the screen to do some quality acting in the new Hype energy drink commercials, and the reality star goes from an Audrey Hepburn look-a-like one second to Marie Antoinette the next, and finishes the clip off by being a sexy futuristic version of herself! Seriously, WTF!

This has to be the brainchild of a European director, because it has euro written all over it! From bicycling down the street with a basket of energy drinks to the techno music at the end, this doesn't seem like it's targeted to Americans!

We have no idea what to say about it, other than we hope Kimmy K got a hefty paycheck for something this embarrassing!


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I Am Cait Is Not A Hit, Premiere Scores Low In Ratings

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 10:10am PDT       By X17 Staff

Despite her constant media exposure (some might say OVERexposure), Caitlyn Jenner isn't quite the hit that she thought she was.

On Tuesday, the ratings for the premiere of her reality show I Am Cait just came out and it turns out the much hyped reality show only received 2.7 million viewers, a far cry from the 17 million people who watched the Olympic champ's Diane Sawyer interview in April.

While her acceptance speech at the ESPY Awards was a rousing success garnering 7.7 million viewers, it appears as though though that fan fare doesn't translate to viewer gold. Out of the 2.7 million viewers, 1.5 of them came from the key 18-49 demographic. The docuseries did tie for first across cable -- but it tied with an 11 p.m. episode of Family Guy, which is really nothing to write home about. while I Am Cait is certainly not a failure -- it's not a success by any means.

The E! reality show chronicles Caitlyn's life as a trans woman and spokesperson, and follows the Olympian as she jumps over her new hurdles living as a personality in the public eye.


Report: Kourtney Kardashian Regrets Splitting With Scott Disick

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 9:40am PDT       By X17 Staff

The Lord has this lady wrapped around his finger!

Kourtney Kardashian dumped partner Scott Disick over Fourth of July weekend when photos surfaced of him getting way too close with ex-girlfriend Chloe Bartoli on vacation in Monaco, but the mother-of-three is second guessing her decision to kick the father of her children to the curb!

"She wants Scott back," a source dished to Us Weekly. So how does the E! starlet plan on ensuring that they mend their union? Apparently, she's hoping demanding full custody of kids Mason, Penelope, and Reign will frighten LD enough for him to seek treatment for his substance and alcohol addiction. "She hopes this will scare him enough to get help. If he gets to the point where he is really changing she'll let him come home," the source added.

One of her main concerns? That the hard partying dad might not care enough to repair their relationship! "Kourtney's shocked Scott isn't begging her to take him back," an insider revealed.

She never learns!


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EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Halle Berry No Longer Wearing Wedding Ring, Source Says Divorce Announcement Imminent

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 8:35am PDT       By X17 Staff

Halle Berry can't fool us -- that's definitely NOT her wedding ring!

Looking quite bedraggled, the Oscar winner stepped out with daughter Nahla to pick up a cake in Beverly Hills yesterday afternoon, and what caught our attention was the fact that we haven't seen the actress and husband Olivier Martinez together in months! The A-list star was noticeably missing something important -- her striking emerald engagement ring! Yes she's wearing a set of rings but she's definitely NOT wearing the usual ring she wears on that finger!

The Frankie & Alice star and her French hubby used to barely leave each other's sides, but it seems the brunette beauty has been spending more time with her kiddos and less time with her man! In Hollywood, that usually leads to one thing - divorce! Insiders tell X17 it won't be long before the couple pulls the plug on their union.

A source tells us:
    Halle and Olivier's marriage is all but over. They haven't spent time together in months, but Halle isn't ready to go public with the split. That's why she's wearing those gold rings - to distract from the fact she's not wearing her emerald wedding band.

It's understandable that the mother-of-two is trying to keep her relationship troubles under wraps. After all, if she and the Ollie split, this will be her third failed attempt at a happily ever after!

Another insider dishes to X17:
    "Halle is very private; she doesn't need the world to know her third marriage didn't work out. She just wants the kids to be okay and move on."

Has another celeb duo bit the dust? We think so ...


Report: Ben Affleck Has Been Dating Family Nanny Christine Ouzounian

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 8:05am PDT       By X17 Staff

This is every wife's worst nightmare!

Ben Affleck has reportedly been dating the nanny he and estranged wife Jennifer Garner hired to look after their children this spring, Us Weekly reports. The 28-year-old woman named Christine Ouzounian was fired once the A-list actress discovered the romance, but the Batman star continues to see her behind closed doors. How cliche can he possibly get?!

"They would hang out without the kids. And they were very flirty," a source close to Ouzounian dished to the mag. Umm, if this poor little maid has a prayer of this working out, the last thing she wants to do is have all her friends blabbing to the media!

The pair allegedly spent time together at the Boston hunk's L.A. rental on July 17, and have been in constant contact over text, email, and phone. The bubbly blonde is so stoked about her new relationship, she is already telling friends she thinks it might be serious! "She says Ben really, really likes her. She’s saying this is true love," another insider added. We expected him to date a supermodel next, not a woman on his payroll!

Below is a pic from her LinkedIn account! Check back for more pics of Ben and Christine TOGETHER!


EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS - Robin Thicke Makes A Splash With Son Julian And Girlfriend April Love Geary

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 7:29am PDT       By X17 Staff

One could make the joke that Robin Thicke took both of his kids to the beach on Tuesday. After all, son Julian is 5 and Robin's girlfriend April Love Geary is just 20 years old!

The 38-year-old singer and his lady love hit the beach in Malibu yesterday, and while she was busy soaking up the sun and chatting with strangers, Robin and Julian hit the waves -- or got hit by the waves, rather. Poor Julian got knocked over in the water, and after the incident Robin chatted briefly with a lifeguard to make sure Julian was OK.

After a dip in the Pacific Ocean, the trio headed to lunch, and April showed off her flawless figure in a simple white dress. She's been with Robin long enough that we can't call her a rebound, and while she's no Paula Patton, she's definitely a babe!


Kylie And Kendall Jenner Flaunt Their Figures In Skimpy Outfits After A Photo Shoot

Posted on Wed Jul 29th, 2015 7:00am PDT       By X17 Staff

Kylie and Kendall Jenner grabbed frozen yogurt after a photo shoot on Tuesday, and both of the teen reality stars turned heads when they walked down the street. We're thinking most folks were admiring Kendall's model bod and gawking at Kylie's overly plumped pout, but Kylie definitely gave us her best Kim K style pose from the counter. She may be 17, but she already knows how to work that booty!

Big sis Khloe covers the new issue of Complex mag, and in her interview she stated that Kylie's relationship with 25-year-old rapper Tyga was a "special case" because the underage starlet has had a different upbringing. So...should we really be surprised that Kylie's getting lip injections and wearing outfits like this to get fro yo? Nope! And she turns 18 next month, so it seems like this is only going to get worse. Or better? Stay tuned...


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