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Nike’s New Kaepernick ‘Icon Jersey’ Sells Out in Under 1 Minute (Video)

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Nike’s Colin Kaepernick Icon Jersey 2.0

*Nike unveiled the 2.0 version of its Colin Kaepernick Icon Jersey at 10 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 17. By 10:01 a.m. ET on Thursday, Sept. 17,  the jerseys were all sold out.

Many of them immediately popped up on eBay, selling for way more than the Swoosh’s $150 price tag.

The jersey’s triple-black colorway pays homage to the four years since the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback took a knee to peacefully protest against systemic racism and social injustice during the national anthem. The jersey incorporates the athlete’s former number 7 along with his signature K emblem and a small recreation of his bust on a patch across the hem of the shirt.

In the ad, the jersey appears in front of walls featuring quotes and scribbles of powerful messages circulating around ending systemic racism. One quote in particular sticks out, following Kaepernick’s motto throughout the past four years under the public eye: “True to each other. True to the movement.
True to 7.”

View photos of the jersey in the video below:

The pace of sales for Icon 2.0 beats that of last year’s original Icon Jersey, which Kaepernick said sold out in approximately 10 hours.

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*The following Blind Item comes from Hollywood insider Enty Lawyer. Please address all inquiries and complaints to the original source.

In an attempt to prove she is not a racist, this magazine editor all of you know put a woman of color on the cover of the magazine. Great. Next time maybe she could pick one who was not intimately involved with the billionaire pedophile or accused of sleeping with underage girls or who is a witness to the pedophile activities of the royal or who sleeps with dictators and oligarchs for money and protection or to help facilitate trafficking in/through their countries.

Can you guess the magazine editor and the woman of color?

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Niecy Nash: Actress to Host Her Own Daytime Talk Show

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*Comedian and actress Niecy Nash is cooking up her own daytime talk show.

CBS Television Distribution is reportedly preparing to shoot a pilot presentation for the show with James Corden’s Fulwell73, per TheWrap.

Nash previously hosted Style Network’s “Clean Hous”  between 2004 and 2011. 

News of the project coincides with Nash speaking out about the criticism she has received over her surprise wedding to singer Jessica Betts. 

“If I lost a fan because of who I love, then that wasn’t a real fan,” was the response from Nash while chatting with her Instagram followers.

“Who/how I love has nothing to do with my art. I’m still a skilled, Emmy-nominated, award-winning actress,” she wrote. Adding, “I didn’t stop being great at my craft because of where I lay my head … All I know is I’m happy and my projects are lit … Can’t wait for those who never stopped riding to see!” 

READ MORE: Niecy Nash Recites Wedding Vows to Wife Jessica Betts in New Music Video [WATCH]

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Niecy Nash & Jessica Betts (photo: Niecy Nash Instagram)

As we reported, the “Claws” actress shocked the world with her marriage to Betts which came after she split from her second husband, Jay Tucker, in December.

The 50-year-old star claims her new lifestyle has nothing to do with her gender nor is she “coming out of the closet.” 

Most recently, Nash appeared alongside her new wife in the music video for Betts’ latest single, “Catch Me.”

The video shows the actress wearing a wedding dress on the beach and also features a recording of the couple reciting their wedding vows from their recent nuptials.

“I promise to always love you and to always choose you. You are a testament to the magic that happens when your heart is opened,” Nash says in the music video. “I will meet you there, wherever there is. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”

Nash married Betts on Aug. 29 in an intimate ceremony in Los Angeles. The “Claws” actress opened up about their love story to PEOPLE, saying Betts is “the most beautiful soul I have ever met in my life.”

“[My marriage] has absolutely nothing to do with gender and it has everything to do with her soul,” she said.

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LisaRaye McCoy Shares Details About Explosive Argument with Stacey Dash on ‘Single Ladies’ Set

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*LisaRaye McCoy has offered some insight into why Stacey Dash quit the ‘Single Ladies” show that they starred in together. 

The Queen Latifah produced series aired on VH1 for three seasons with the fourth season on BET.

Dash did not return for season 2, and at the time she said her exit in 2011 was personal, as she had to focus on raising her kids and the shooting schedule made parenting quite challenging, theJasminebrand.com reports. 

“I truly enjoyed playing Val on Single Ladies, but I have decided to leave the show.  I have to be back in L.A. with my children right now and the Single Ladies shooting location makes that impossible,” Dash said.  “I wish VH1 the best of luck with the show and in maintaining the strong fanbase we developed in season one.”

McCoy had nothing but positive words to say about her co-star at the time. 

“Believe me, I wish things had worked out because I thought Stacey and I were great together. She was my age and we were working it. It was sex symbol to sex symbol. But she didn’t want to be there. I was disappointed about that. She had some issues. I’m not sure exactly what those issues were. In the end, she and VH1 made a decision,” she said. 

She also confirmed that she and Dash had an explosive argument on set. 

“Yes, there was a disagreement over a scene. And it really wasn’t with me.  It was with the director. I think it was about 2 or 3 a.m., and we’d been shooting all damn day,” McCoy explained. “Stacey tried to argue with the director about a line. And I’m like: ‘Girl, if you don’t say what the director wants you to say.’ It wasn’t that serious at first, but it went there.”

READ MORE: Estranged Husband of Stacey Dash Claims Pastor ‘Hypnotized’ Him Into Marrying Actress

 

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In a recent interview with Viviva A. Fox, LisaRaye shared new details about the argument, saying: “It’s like 2:00 in the morning and we’re still at it. And she gets an attitude and she doesn’t say her line to me.  So even the director was like, ‘Stacey, look at [LisaRaye’s character, Keisha] when you deliver that line and then leave.’ So, by the fourth or fifth take I’m thinking, ‘This is just a one-liner, like, girl, what’s the problem?’ And that’s what I say.”

Continuing, “And she looks and rolls her eyes, but you know I don’t think nothing … but honey child, when I tell you when the director had to come out and speak to her, I had walked over to Stacey and said, ‘Just say the line,’ she put her finger in my face and said, ‘You can’t tell me anything.’”

LisaRaye said she “went Southside Chicago” on Stacey.

“I just said, ‘Stacy, if you don’t take your motherf–king finger out my face…’ but that’s all I had to say because by that time she was taking her heels off and strutting to her dressing room,” LisaRaye continued, “and I was like hold on, ‘You got more to say? Because I can meet you in your dressing room! You want it, you can have it.’”

Dash reportedly showed up to work the next day with a team of security to protect her from LisaRaye.

“She absolutely did,” said McCoy. “And I never said this part before, but she came with security and I was like, ‘Oh, what’s going on today?’ and they was like, ‘You! She brought them for your a**.  I said, ‘Get outta here!’ I went to the d*mn producers I said, ‘Do you know how this would look if this gets out? That she had to bring security to set for me? It will make me look like I’m a bully and y’all ain’t got my back?’”

LisaRaye stayed in her dressing room until producers handled the drama with Dash. 

“I said you know what, I’m bigger than this, I came here to be professional, I came here to be an actress. I came to get my check,” she added. “Let me go ahead and do what I need to do because one monkey don’t stop no show. And then she wasn’t really that relevant or important to me either.  I just really didn’t think it was that big. I thought it would be something she would get over, but she just carried it on, and then I heard she had problems with wardrobe and they start coming telling their stories, and then the producers … yeah, I was just like, ‘Girl, please.”

Hear LisaRaye tell it via the Instagram clip above.

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