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FSU Quarterback Jameis Winston to Enter NFL Draft

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*Jameis Winston is done with college.

The embattled Florida State University quarterback has decided to forgo his junior year and enter the NFL draft, his father announced Wednesday morning, according to ESPN.

Initially, Antonor Winston said his son planned to wait until after the College Football Playoff National Championship Presented by AT&T to announce a decision, but instead, Jameis came to a firm decision Tuesday night that he was ready to enter the NFL draft.

Winston completed his redshirt sophomore season with a loss to Oregon in the Rose Bowl. He was 26-1 as a starter and led Florida State to the national championship last season.

While off-field incidents swirled throughout much of his time at FSU, Winston’s numbers were among the best in college football when he was on the field. Winston ranks fourth in touchdown passes (65), fourth in passing yards (7,964) and second in passes of 20 yards or more (124) since the start of the 2013 season.

Winston’s statistics fell off this season as he threw for 3,907 yards, 25 touchdowns and had 18 interceptions. He also rushed for 65 yards and three TDs.

The biggest knocks on Winston remain his off-the-field scandals, which included a rape allegation for which he was not charged. In December 2014, Florida State held an internal student code of conduct hearing regarding those allegations in which an independent arbiter ruled that there was not enough evidence to find Winston guilty. Winston also served a one-game suspension earlier this season for yelling a vulgar phrase in an on-campus dining area.

Winston’s father said initial plans to delay an announcement were scuttled by extensive media attention and that after Jameis Winston prayed on the decision Tuesday night, he felt comfortable with his plan to leave for the NFL.

A formal announcement is expected this afternoon.

ESPN NFL Draft Insider Mel Kiper Jr. has Winston rated as the second-best quarterback behind 2014 Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota and the sixth player overall on his latest Big Board. Kiper believes that Winston has special pocket instincts and the necessary vision, size, arm strength and athleticism to make it in the NFL. In his latest mock draft, ESPN NFL Draft Insider Todd McShay projects Winston to go No. 2 overall to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

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  1. genuinerep

    January 7, 2015 at 10:39 am

    He’ll be lucky to get picked in the 2nd round….his off field issues are a huge factor in the NFL now after such a scandalous year…

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YouTube Announces Top Trending Videos of 2020! – WATCH

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*From living room workouts to virtual graduation ceremonies, this year, people came to YouTube in search of content that made them laugh, reflect, move and much more!

This included videos that reflected their emotions and serious conversations happening around the world – including Dave Chappelle’s 8:46, which came in at #1 on the Top Trending Videos list with over 29 million views.

In the video, Dave shares his thoughts on the tragic passing of George Floyd.

And, when viewers were looking to let loose, they searched the top music videos of 2020, exclusively made up of rap songs this year. Coming in at #1 was Future and Drake with Life is Good, which received over 1 billion views.

See below for the list of YouTube’s top trending videos and top music videos. If there’s an opportunity to post either or both lists, I’d love to work with you! I’d be happy to share additional info, photos and other key assets for inclusion – please let me know your thoughts!

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TOP TRENDING VIDEOS OF 2020

  1. 8:46 – Dave Chappelle – Netflix is a Joke
  2. Building the Perfect Squirrel Proof Bird Feeder – Mark Rober
  3. First Debate Cold Open – Saturday Night Live
  4. We Broke Up. – jeffrreestar
  5. I Bought The World’s Largest Firework ($600,000) – MrBeast
  6. I’m Coming Out. – NikkieTutorials
  7. Minecraft Speedrunner VS 3 Hunters GRAND FINALE – Dream
  8. Ricky Gervais’ Monologue – 2020 Golden Globes – NBC
  9. Quarantine Stereotypes – Dude Perfect
  10. Some Good News with John Krasinski Ep. 1 – SomeGoodNews

TOP TRENDING MUSIC VIDEOS OF 2020

  1. Future – Life Is Good (Official Music Video) ft. Drake
  2. 6IX9INE- GOOBA (Official Music Video)
  3. Lil Baby x 42 Dugg – We Paid (Official Video)
  4. NLE Choppa – Walk Em Down feat. Roddy Ricch (Official Music Video)
  5. Cardi B – WAP feat. Megan Thee Stallion [Official Music Video]
  6. DaBaby – ROCKSTAR FT RODDY RICCH [Audio]
  7. Roddy Ricch – The Box [Official Music Video]
  8. Drake – Laugh Now Cry Later (Official Music Video) ft. Lil Durk
  9. YoungBoy Never Broke Again – Lil Top [Official Music Video]
  10. Lil Baby – The Bigger Picture (Official Music Video)

source: 22PR / Nicole Manigault / [email protected]

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THE REAL: Sheryl Lee Ralph and Big Freedia Stop by to Visit!

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*On Tuesday, Dec. 1, co-host Garcelle Beauvais reveals to the ladies of The Real how she spent her birthday/Thanksgiving weekend – in quarantine, due to several crew members on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills set reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. She assures them she herself has tested negative so far and she is thankful she can continue to co-host The Real from home!

Co-host Adrienne Houghton takes issue with the artists who have protested about the recent Grammy Award nominations. She says that disparaging the awards takes away from first-time nominees, such as country star Mickey Guyton, who, Adrienne reveals, was an original member of 3LW!

Sheryl Lee Ralph visits to talk about the 30th Annual “DIVAS Simply Singing!”, the longest consecutive running musical AIDS benefit in the United States. She also discusses how exciting it is to meet the next generation of Moesha fans and that she would be very interested in becoming the next Jeopardy! host.

And Big Freedia stops by to talk about her book, Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva!. She shares her thoughts on the progress society has made when it comes to challenging gender norms.

Garcelle Talks Quarantining Over Thanksgiving Due To Reported Positive COVID Tests At The RHOBH Set

Disparaging Awards Shows Ruins It For First-Time Nominees (Like Original 3LW Member Mickey Guyton!)

Sheryl Lee Ralph On The Next Generation Of Moesha Fans, And Her Interest In Hosting Jeopardy!

Big Freedia Talks About The Progress Society Has Made When It Comes To Challenging Gender Norms

Disparaging Awards Shows Ruins It For First-Time Nominees (Like Original 3LW Member Mickey Guyton!)

Adrienne Houghton: This is my thing: I am really proud of being an Emmy Award-winner, and that means something to me. The fact that Oprah has the same award that we have as hosts is mind-blowing and was beyond a dream come true. What happens is, if you are upset, and you didn’t get a nomination, and you go on and you air your feelings, or you say – you can air that you’re sad that you didn’t get nominated. But to say that the award no longer counts or doesn’t matter – my issue with that is that you take away from the moments of people who are having their dream come true this year who have been nominated. People like Halle x Chloe, Chloe x Halle. When I was – I was scrolling Instagram, literally it went like this: Justin Bieber’s post, The Weeknd, and then I saw Chloe x Halle – and they were girls literally in tears, losing their minds because they were Grammy-nominated. Crazy enough, I – when I got my first record deal, when Tommy Mottola signed me to Epic, the original members of my group actually had a girl named Mickey Guyton in it – she was the original member of 3LW, and she is now this incredible country artist that just got nominated as well. Saw this woman in tears – Mickey Guyton, amazing – she’s actually the original member of 3LW! Fun fact, everybody! She’s the one that got the record deal with us!

Loni Love: Wow!

Adrienne: And she is doing some groundbreaking things in country music –

Garcelle Beauvais: I didn’t know that!

Adrienne: – as a African-American woman. So! I would never want to take that moment away from her or other people that are wildly excited about their accomplishment. When you try to say that these things don’t matter, you ruin their moment. And that’s all I’m saying.

 

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Rosie Perez Recalls ‘Terrifying’ Battle with Coronavirus While Traveling to Bangkok

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*Rosie Perez is opening up about her battle with the potentially deadly coronavirus.

In an interview with Uproxx, Perez, 56, revealed that she contracted COVID-19 a year ago while traveling to Bangkok to film her upcoming series, “The Flight Attendant” for HBO Max.

“I had contracted COVID when we flew to Bangkok,” Perez recalled. “And at that time, they were saying ‘It’s a new respiratory tract infection. It’s a virus that’s going around. We don’t really know what it is and what it does, but it attacks the respiratory system first and then travels to other parts of your body.’ “

“It was terrifying,” she continued. “I remember my manager was with me, and I said, ‘Tarik, don’t let me die in Bangkok.’ And he goes, ‘Oh my God, you’re scaring me.’ And the head of the ICU says, ‘You should be scared, sir. This is serious. We’re going to have to put her in a separate room.’ “

Perez goes on to explain that at the time, the virus  “was new. [This] was in December.”

“I remember the doctor saying to me, ‘The mask that you have on, the mask that I have on, every time you go outside, every time you meet someone wear that mask — not just for you, but to protect them too,’ ” she said. “And I haven’t forgotten it.”

READ MORE: Ice-T Says Father-in-Law ‘On Oxygen Indefinitely’ After Battling COVID-19

Perez has since been outspoken about taking safety precautions amid the ongoing pandemic.

“In Brooklyn, there’s a saying, ‘Spread love the Brooklyn way,’ “she shared. “Spreading love the Brooklyn way means respecting your neighbors, respecting your communities and the way you can do that is by getting tested, wearing a mask.”

Elsehwhere in the interview, Perez talks about her ongoing fight to avoid being typecast. Here’s what she had to say:

After Do The Right Thing — because that was a predominantly all-black crew — you step out of that and you get into the real Hollywood and you’re like, “Holy crap.” And from day one, I was like, “There’s a lot of racism going on here.” And everyone was telling me to be quiet, specifically the Latino community. And I was like, “No, I’m not going to be quiet. Why aren’t you upset?”

I remember, they took me out for lunch, saying, “Don’t rock the boat. A lot of people worked hard for what we have now.” I said, “What we have now, are you kidding me? There are maybe three or four of us that are doing well, not having stupid roles being thrown at us. No, I’m not satisfied.” It hurt me in the beginning, to be quite honest. It turned a lot of people off because I was holding up a mirror and they didn’t like what they saw. So they just wanted to push me aside. And I just kept fighting for it. When I saw the change – the first one was Raul Julia. He came up to me, and he’s a God, right?

And he said, “F*** them.” I went, “Excuse me, sir?” He said, “F*** them. I didn’t lose my accent. Don’t lose your accent. F*** them. They need to change, not you. I love what you’re doing. I see what you’re doing, keep going.” And I remember, I just fell into tears. He was the first one, the first one.

And then a couple of years later, here’s this hot, young, rising star, Salma Hayek. She came up to me, she goes, “Hello. I always wanted to meet you. You opened the doors for us.” And I went, “Who?” And she said, “You!” It didn’t even dawn on me. I remember just looking at her and she was with Edward Norton and he goes, “Are you okay?” And I shake my head and she goes, “Why? What you do is so amazing. It gave me courage.” And I said, “Wow. I will never forget this moment. Thank you so much.”

I’ve been fighting and I’m still fighting. The fight has changed because I have changed. I do it in a much more mature way, but the fire hasn’t dampened a bit. Things are changing and that’s fantastic. But you know what, there have been ages of this. I’ve seen it before. In the nineties, they got the Latino explosion, and then it went away. You know what I mean? It comes and it goes, but I hope this time it sticks. I really do. The Flight Attendant is fantastic for it, because the level of respect that they offered to everybody on set was immense, with a diverse cast and a diverse crew. This is a good sign, but it’s not enough, to be honest. It’s still not enough. It’s still not equal. I won’t stop fighting until it is. I paid the price, yes, but the ones before me paid even a greater price, and it will continue.

Read her full interview with Uproxx here.

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