Sep
02

Snoop Dogg is setting the bar high for his next album.

The Doggfather announced that his next cd will be a sequel to the 1993 classic ‘Doggystyle’, and producer Swizz Beatz is already giving him “sounds” for the project.

“I’m in the studio with Swizzle, and he just laced my boots up on my new record,” Snoop said while sitting next to Swizz. “Motherf*cker gave me some gangsta sh*t, some crip sh*t, some R&B sh*t, some hip hop sh*t, some hard sh*t, some mean sh*t. And the name of the album is ‘Doggystyle 2: The Doggumentary’, be on the look out for it.”

Snoop was holding a cd, he said contained 18 new tracks he and Swizz had just knocked out.

Thats how we used to do it back in the day,” says Swizz. “We used to be about the sound, not the single. Right now we’re constructing sounds for the album.”

When I think of ‘Doggystyle’, I remember nothing but hardcore West Coast tracks. It’s going to be interesting to hear what Swizz, traditionally known for a more East Coast influenced sound has come up with.

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Sep
02

 


[TMZ] The honeymoon is over for T.I. and his wife Tameka Cottle because TMZ has learned they were arrested tonight and booked for the alleged possession of a controlled substance.

Law enforcement sources tell us L.A. County Sheriff’s deputies pulled over the multi-platinum selling rapper and his wife in a Maybach on Sunset Boulevard around 10:30PM. Deputies say they smelled marijuana, and after searching the vehicle they arrested T.I. and Tameka.

The couple just got married on July 30 in Miami, and T.I. — real name Clifford Harris Jr. — is on probation after doing seven months in prison on federal weapons charges.

We’re told T.I. and Tameka are in custody right now. Bail amount is $10,000.

Sep
02


Manny Pacquiao and his trainer Freddie Roach wanted the exact same thing that boxing fans everywhere wanted: Floyd Mayweather Jr.

They got Antonio Margarito instead.

Pacquiao and Roach said Wednesday that they agreed to every demand put forward by Mayweather for what could have been the richest fight in boxing history. But the former pound-for-pound king chose not to accept the fight, leaving Pacquiao to look elsewhere for a fall opponent.

He’ll face Margarito, the former welterweight champ, on Nov. 13 at Cowboys Stadium.

“I don’t need him, he needs me,” Pacquiao said of Mayweather, during a stop Wednesday in New York to promote his upcoming fight. “Compare my achievements in boxing to his achievements.

They’ve both achieved plenty, which is why fans have been clamoring for the high-profile matchup for the better part of two years — and why so many are upset it hasn’t happened.

The fight was nearly made in January, then fell apart when Pacquiao refused Olympic-style drug testing in the weeks leading up to the fight. But the newly minted congressman from the Philippines said he’s even agreed to the strict blood testing in an effort to make the fight, but he hasn’t heard from Mayweather’s side why an agreement couldn’t be reached.

“We agree with, you know, his demands,” Pacquiao said, referring specifically to the blood testing. “I wanted to know if that’s his real reason [for not fighting].”

The entire negotiation process came to resemble an unsavory soap opera, with HBO Sports boss Ross Greenburg publicly stating that he had worked tirelessly as an intermediary between the two sides. Pacquiao’s promoter Top Rank has a poor relationship with Mayweather, who rose to become a world champion under its banner, so it’s not unreasonable to assume there was an intermediary.

Shortly after a deadline imposed by Top Rank for Mayweather to accept the fight had passed, his adviser Leonard Ellerbe issued a bizarre statement in which he said no negotiations ever took place — contradicting Greenburg and the folks at Top Rank.

Roach said that Top Rank had been calling him for advice on what gloves to wear, what ring size to use, what weight to fight at — standard details during a negotiation process.

When people are calling me and asking me, ‘Is this OK? Is this OK? Is this OK?’ There’s something going on,” Roach said. “I know there must have been negotiations going on.

Whatever he wanted to do, we were accepting it. Whatever he wanted. Manny said, ‘I want to fight. I’ll agree to anything.’ I thought the fight was a shoo-in.

Roach was recently in Ukraine to watch one of his other fighters, Vyacheslav Senchenko, retain a welterweight title. But all he heard from fans were questions about Pacquiao-Mayweather — not about Senchenko, and certainly not about Margarito.

“You know, I really truly think boxing needs that fight to happen,” Roach said. “All people want to know, ‘When’s he fighting Mayweather?’ Wherever I go, that’s what I’m asked.”

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Nicki Minaj has put female hip hop back on the map. You could argue that she is single handedly carrying the game on her back for femcees.

Her album ‘Pink Friday‘ is set to drop November 23, and already there’s talk of if it flops, other females might not get that look from major labels.

But is that talk accurate or a clever marketing ploy?

V-103’s DJ Greg Street recently caught up with the Harajuku Barbie and spoke with her about that topic and a lot more.

I’m in a very grateful state right now,” Nicki says. “I’m trying to go in with this album so I can make people proud.”

There’s a lot riding on this project, no doubt. Nicki feels like everybody, including her fellow female rappers should support it, or else.

They [major labels] won’t look to sign other female rappers if the project doesn’t do well. Because they’re gonna say ‘well, her buzz was so crazy, if she couldn’t do it no one can do it’. I don’t want that to happen so I’m doing this for all the girls.”

Although her career has really taken off, Nicki admits there were times early on she wasn’t so sure it would.

“For a long time in my life, I was afraid to be a solo female rapper, because everyone told me, ‘It doesn’t work. It’s not going to happen. Record companies are never going to invest in you just to get it. Just be part of a group.’ ” she said.

Young Money CEO, Lil Wayne gets released from prison November 4. Nicki says the New Orleans spitter is focused.

I’m afraid for anybody, any of his competition when he gets out. Because I just feel like it’s going to be monumental. He’s in a great state. When I speak to him, he sounds like he has some sort of clear understanding of everything now, almost like he’s had some weird sort of epiphany since he’s been there, so I’m sure his stuff is only going to get better.”

So is Nicki right? Should other rappers fear what will happen when Weezy gets out? And if her album flops will that kill female hip hop on a mainstream level?

 

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02


A hungry, orphaned calf feeds from an Indian villager, Couthi Bai’s breasts.

Bai breastfeeds the 46-year-old calf three to four times a day.

She said: “After her mother died, I held her in my arms and breastfed her. I nurtured her by feeding her my milk. She was so young when the cow died. For me, there is no dfference between a calf and an infant.”

Other residents of the village of Kilchu do not seem pay much attention.

Another villager said: “It’s the first time this has happened in our village. Whenever she goes to the fields she takes the calf along. Like our mother brought us up by feeding us her milk., similarly, she is nourishing the calf with her milk.

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02


Fox announced  that it ordered the Jamie Fox Project, a half-hour sketch comedy series from Executive Producer Jamie Foxx that’ll debut in prime time sometime during the 2010-11 season. Affion Crockett (The Boondocks) will star in and also serve as a producer in the comedy, which the network says will offer a “fresh take on pop culture, including spoofs of movie trailers, commercials, TV shows, and music videos.” The yet-to-be-named cast will include up-and-coming comedians.

Fox also promises that some of the “biggest names in Hollywood” will stop by and participate in the show.

“Jamie’s Foxx’s brilliance first shined on Fox, so it’s fantastic to welcome him back to the network,” said Kevin Reilly, Fox’s entertainment president, in a statement. “Jamie is an undeniable comedy powerhouse both as a performer and a producer, and teamed with the outrageous next-generation comedy of Affion Crockett, we look forward to the next wave of sketch comedy on Fox.”

Foxx was a co-star in Fox’s In Living Color from 1991-1994

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02

 


(CNN) — The decomposed body of a California doctor was found lodged in her boyfriend’s chimney, several days after she had apparently attempted to get inside his home, police said.

Internist Jacquelyn Kotarac, 49, had been reported missing on Thursday, Bakersfield, California, police said in a statement Tuesday. Her body was found lodged in the fireplace flue on Saturday.

Kotarac was last seen Wednesday night at about 10:15 p.m., “trying to force her way inside (the home) as she was involved in a dating relationship with the resident,” police said. “The resident left the house undetected to avoid a confrontation and stayed the night elsewhere.”

Authorities did not identify the boyfriend or say why Kotarac was attempting to get inside his home.

Kotarac did not arrive for work on Thursday, and her assistant and the boyfriend searched for her at his home.

Her car and belongings were there, but there was no indication she had gotten inside, police said. The boyfriend and her medical staff reported her missing.

Her purse was there, with her phone, all her money, all her credit cards, all that stuff,” neighbor Terri Terrazas told CNN affiliate KBAK-TV.

Thursday night, the boyfriend stayed at the home before leaving for Europe, police told KBAK.

“Friday night, we could smell something,” Terrazas told the station. And “someone down the street said they thought they heard someone yelling quietly for help.” But the sound was dismissed as coming from kids playing in a nearby pool, KBAK reported.

Kotarac was found by a friend of the boyfriend’s, who stopped by to feed his fish while he was away, police said.

The house sitter detected a strong odor coming from the fireplace, and upon inspection located the deceased woman lodged in the flue approximately two feet above the top of the fireplace interior opening.

It took authorities five hours to dismantle the chimney and flue from the exterior of the home enough to remove Kotarac’s body, authorities said.

There was no evidence of foul play, police said, and “all the evidence thus far indicates Kotarac accessed the roof via a ladder and on her own volition removed the chimney cap and slid down the flue feet first.”

Kotarac’s family told KBAK they are horrified to think she could have spent several days lodged in the flue. They said she graduated from medical school with honors, and KBAK reported that Kotarac was voted a favorite local doctor last year.

An autopsy was planned for Tuesday, police said, but did not immediately return a call from CNN on Wednesday.

 

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01

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TMZ Reports:

A woman who claims she launched Puff Daddy‘s career is suing the hip-hop mogul for $12 million — claiming he fired her from his Bad Boy record label because she was old and disabled.

Francesca Spero just filed a lawsuit in federal court in NY — in which she describes herself as a “51-year-old white woman” who served as a high ranking exec for Diddy since 1998.

In the docs, Spero claims she and Diddy — aka Sean Combs — butted heads after she informed him that she needed major hip surgery in 2008 … and then later “suffered a relapse” to an addiction to prescription medication and alcohol.

According to the docs, Spero claims Diddy was “unsympathetic to her condition” — and ultimately tried to freeze her out of the company.

Spero says she continued to do her work — signing new artists — but was eventually fired in March 2010 … and replaced by a woman 10-15 years younger who “lacked the skill set and experience Spero brought to the position.”

Spero now claims Diddy — along with his publishing and management companies — owe her $12 mil in damages for age and disability discrimination

Sep
01


A man wielding a gun and possibly carrying an explosive device is holed up at the Discovery Channel headquarters in Silver Spring, MD — and now he’s been identified by the network as radical environmentalist — James Jay Lee — who has had a grudge against Discovery for years.

Lee recently published a manifesto listing his demands to the Discovery Channel … including the immediate stop to “encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants.Lee also lashes out about Discovery Channel programs promoting war and technology.

These are his demands below:

The Discovery Channel MUST broadcast to the world their commitment to save the planet and to do the following IMMEDIATELY:
1. The Discovery Channel and it’s affiliate channels MUST have daily television programs at prime time slots based on Daniel Quinn’s “My Ishmael” pages 207-212 where solutions to save the planet would be done in the same way as the Industrial Revolution was done, by people building on each other’s inventive ideas. Focus must be given on how people can live WITHOUT giving birth to more filthy human children since those new additions continue pollution and are pollution. A game show format contest would be in order. Perhaps also forums of leading scientists who understand and agree with the Malthus-Darwin science and the problem of human overpopulation. Do both. Do all until something WORKS and the natural world starts improving and human civilization building STOPS and is reversed! MAKE IT INTERESTING SO PEOPLE WATCH AND APPLY SOLUTIONS!!!!

2. All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions. In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.

3. All programs promoting War and the technology behind those must cease. There is no sense in advertising weapons of mass-destruction anymore. Instead, talk about ways to disassemble civilization and concentrate the message in finding SOLUTIONS to solving global military mechanized conflict. Again, solutions solutions instead of just repeating the same old wars with newer weapons. Also, keep out the fraudulent peace movements. They are liars and fakes and had no real intention of ending the wars. ALL OF THEM ARE FAKE! On one hand, they claim they want the wars to end, on the other, they are demanding the human population increase. World War II had 2 Billion humans and after that war, the people decided that tripling the population would assure peace. WTF??? STUPIDITY! MORE HUMANS EQUALS MORE WAR!

4. Civilization must be exposed for the filth it is. That, and all its disgusting religious-cultural roots and greed. Broadcast this message until the pollution in the planet is reversed and the human population goes down! This is your obligation. If you think it isn’t, then get hell off the planet! Breathe Oil! It is the moral obligation of everyone living otherwise what good are they??

5. Immigration: Programs must be developed to find solutions to stopping ALL immigration pollution and the anchor baby filth that follows that. Find solutions to stopping it. Call for people in the world to develop solutions to stop it completely and permanently. Find solutions FOR these countries so they stop sending their breeding populations to the US and the world to seek jobs and therefore breed more unwanted pollution babies. FIND SOLUTIONS FOR THEM TO STOP THEIR HUMAN GROWTH AND THE EXPORTATION OF THAT DISGUSTING FILTH! (The first world is feeding the population growth of the Third World and those human families are going to where the food is! They must stop procreating new humans looking for nonexistant jobs!)

6. Find solutions for Global Warming, Automotive pollution, International Trade, factory pollution, and the whole blasted human economy. Find ways so that people don’t build more housing pollution which destroys the environment to make way for more human filth! Find solutions so that people stop breeding as well as stopping using Oil in order to REVERSE Global warming and the destruction of the planet!

7. Develop shows that mention the Malthusian sciences about how food production leads to the overpopulation of the Human race. Talk about Evolution. Talk about Malthus and Darwin until it sinks into the stupid people’s brains until they get it!!

8. Saving the Planet means saving what’s left of the non-human Wildlife by decreasing the Human population. That means stopping the human race from breeding any more disgusting human babies! You’re the media, you can reach enough people. It’s your resposibility because you reach so many minds!!!

9. Develop shows that will correct and dismantle the dangerous US world economy. Find solutions for their disasterous Ponzi-Casino economy before they take the world to another nuclear war.

10. Stop all shows glorifying human birthing on all your channels and on TLC. Stop Future Weapons shows or replace the dialogue condemning the people behind these developments so that the shows become exposes rather than advertis****ts of Arms sales and development!

11. You’re also going to find solutions for unemployment and housing. All these unemployed people makes me think the US is headed toward more war.

Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of the planet with their false morals and breeding culture.

For every human born, ACRES of wildlife forests must be turned into farmland in order to feed that new addition over the course of 60 to 100 YEARS of that new human’s lifespan! THIS IS AT THE EXPENSE OF THE FOREST CREATURES!!!! All human procreation and farming must cease!

It is the responsiblity of everyone to preserve the planet they live on by not breeding any more children who will continue their filthy practices. Children represent FUTURE catastrophic pollution whereas their parents are current pollution. NO MORE BABIES! Population growth is a real crisis. Even one child born in the US will use 30 to a thousand times more resources than a Third World child. It’s like a couple are having 30 babies even though it’s just one! If the US goes in this direction maybe other countries will too!

Also, war must be halted. Not because it’s morally wrong, but because of the catastrophic environmental damage modern weapons cause to other creatures. FIND SOLUTIONS JUST LIKE THE BOOK SAYS! Humans are supposed to be inventive. INVENT, DAMN YOU!!

The world needs TV shows that DEVELOP solutions to the problems that humans are causing, not stupify the people into destroying the world. Not encouraging them to breed more environmentally harmful humans.

Saving the environment and the remaning species diversity of the planet is now your mindset. Nothing is more important than saving them. The Lions, Tigers, Giraffes, Elephants, Froggies, Turtles, Apes, Raccoons, Beetles, Ants, Sharks, Bears, and, of course, the Squirrels.

The humans? The planet does not need humans.

You MUST KNOW the human population is behind all the pollution and problems in the world, and YET you encourage the exact opposite instead of discouraging human growth and procreation. Surely you MUST ALREADY KNOW this!

I want Discovery Communications to broadcast on their channels to the world their new program lineup and I want proof they are doing so. I want the new shows started by asking the public for inventive solution ideas to save the planet and the remaining wildlife on it.

These are the demands and sayings of Lee.

Listen to a woman who was evacuated from the Discovery building after a hostage situation began.

 

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Cops say tactical officers managed to get close to Lee … and saw him point a handgun at one of the hostages. That’s when officers decided to open fire … killing Lee.

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If you use the internet often, you’re probably quite aware of the dangers of viruses, hackers and other cyber crimes like identity theft.

Snoop Dogg has teamed Norton Anti Virus to raise awareness of these crimes by holding a “Hack Is Wack” contest.

People interested in helping combat cyber crimes and have some fun at the same time can submit a rap video to the Hack Is Wack website. The winner will get a chance to meet Snoop.

“Just being more aware and bringing the attention level up, so people can know that these crimes are actually happening out there,” Snoop said. “Because a lot of people don’t know that this is happening. So we’re just trying to make people aware.

Peep the press release and videos below for more information.

“Superstar rapper Snoop Dogg and Norton are encouraging Snoop fans, rap enthusiasts and everyone who wants to take a stand against cybercrime to enter the “Hack is Wack” cybercrime rap video contest.

The contest, which runs through Sept. 30, 2010, asks participants to create and upload a two-minute rap video at www.HackIsWack.com showing off their lyrical skills on the subject of cybercrime. Entries can rap about topics including hacking, identity theft, computer viruses, and why it’s important to protect yourself from online crime. Check out Snoop’s original rap on www.HackIsWack.com now! Snoop will make the initial call for entries through his Facebook, Twitter and YouTube channels. The official Twitter hashtag for the contest is #SnoopNorton.

The winner will receive round trip airfare for two to Los Angeles along with two days and two nights hotel stay for a chance of a lifetime for aspiring rappers to meet with Snoop’s management, learn more about his business and get tips on how to make it to the top. Additionally, the winner will receive; two tickets to a Snoop Dogg concert; and a new laptop with Norton Internet Security 2011. Snoop’s management team will judge the top five videos and pick a winner from those finalists. The winner, to be announced on Oct. 20, 2010, will be selected based on overall creativity, rapping and performing skills, and delivery of a compelling anti-cybercrime message.”

 

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State health officials are warning Texans to take precautions when swimming this holiday weekend following the death of a seven-year-old Arlington boy.

Doctors said Kyle Lewis was the victim of a rare infection of the brain.

Kyle, his big sister, cousins and family members had been swimming in the Paluxy River in Glen Rose — part of a weeklong camping trip before the start of school.

Three days later, Kyle died from an infection caused by an amoeba called Naegleria fowleri.

Naegleria breeds in warm, stagnant water. It enters through the nose and makes its way to the spinal cord.

Initial symptoms include severe headaches, vomiting and high fever, followed by confusion, lack of balance and seizures.

Infections are almost always fatal.

Kyle’s father, Jeremy Lewis, said he had been unaware of the risk.

“My son was heaven on earth; my son meant everything to my family and I, to my parents, his parents,” Lewis said.  “He was an angel before he was an angel. He was perfect.”

Kyle’s funeral is scheduled for 4 p.m. Wednesday at Rush Creek Baptist Church in Arlington.

The Texas Department of State Health Services says you can take these precautions to reduce the already low risk of infection:

  • Never swim or ski in stagnant water
  • Hold your nose or use nose clips when skiing, jet skiing, or jumping into any fresh water

DSHS says the amoeba thrives in warm, stagnant water, but that it can be present in any body of fresh water.

The amoeba is not found in salt water, nor is it present in swimming pools that are properly cleaned, maintained and treated with chlorine.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says cases of the disease are rare; only 33 have been reported in the U.S. between 1998 and 2007.

Texas officials say there have been ten cases reported in Texas since 2000, including the death of Kyle Lewis.

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01

WASHINGTON – A somber President Obama declared an end to the long and costly Iraq war Tuesday night, pledging he now intends to “turn the page” to America’s economic revival.

“The American combat mission in Iraq has ended,” Obama told the nation in an 18-minute address, only his second from the Oval Office. “Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country.”

The U.S. will help Iraq develop a stable government and keep up the increasingly difficult fight in Afghanistan, he pledged. But Obama asserted that “our central mission as a people and my central responsibility as President” is reinvigorating the limping economy at home.

“Today, our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work,” he said.

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The leader speaking from the Oval Office on Tuesday night was not the anti-war candidate of 2008.

Thank goodness for that.

President Obama praised the fact that “the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country,” even though he opposed the troop surge that made it possible to turn the tide against the insurgency.

He hailed “a belief that out of the ashes of war, a new beginning could be born in this cradle of civilization,” even though he opposed the conflict from the start.

He commended the troops for defeating “a regime that had terrorized its people,” when the fact is Saddam Hussein would probably still be in power today if not for the war.

Many will seize on the awkwardness of Obama giving credit to George W. Bush and the “dumb war” (Obama’s words) he started. But when a President gets handed the keys to the country, he has to adjust to national security realities.

Obama didn’t want to invade Iraq, as he delicately acknowledged Tuesday night. But the responsibility to make the best of it, and wind down the war, fell to him. He sucked it up, followed through with the surge and did what he promised, ending U.S. combat operations there.

In other words, he behaved like a responsible commander in chief. Let that be a lesson to those, especially on the far right, who seek to delegitimize all Obama says and does.

Obama’s most rabid right-wing enemies must get used to it: This is America’s President. This is the troops’ commander. Whether you like it or not, at least until 2012.

Disagree with him. Disagree with him vociferously if you want. Dissent is perfectly American. But stop trying to smear him as un-American. That’s sick and corrosive.

Do the majority of Republicans – who, according to a new Newsweek poll, reportedly believe that Obama “sympathizes with the goals of Islamic fundamentalists who want to impose Islamic law around the world” – really grasp what they’re suggesting?

Does Rush Limbaugh, who calls “Imam Hussein Obama” an “anti-American President,” have no shame?

Do these people understand that in Afghanistan, Obama has escalated a front-line war against Islamic fundamentalists?

Do they know that in P***stan, Obama is ordering far more drone strikes against Islamist radicals than his predecessor did?

Again: Disagreement is perfectly patriotic. But by unscrupulously attacking the patriotism of the commander in chief, rabid Obama haters are toying with the people whose service they claim to salute.

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Flo Rida is releasing a beefy third LP. The double disc, titled ‘The Only One’ will consist of two sister albums — ‘Only One Flo’ and ‘Only One Rida.’ With guest appearances from Ludacris, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne, who cameos on ‘Fresh Out of State,’ the two-disc album will also include his international hit ‘Can’t Handle Me’ with David Guetta, which cracked the Top 20 in the U.S. and reached the top of the charts in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

“By now, I would have put out an album by now, but having the success of not just one album but a second album, which had the lead single ‘Right Round,'” he said in an interview with Nfinite Visions, counting Outkast and Guetta as reasons that he gravitates more towards Top 40 pop than straight hip-hop.

“I’ve basically been inspired by the international success, Flo Rida continues in the video viewable below. “So with that being said, I’ve acc**ulated a lot of records to the point where I want to put out a double-disc. I’m the guy who loves to fluctuate and show my ability to be able to cross over with urban as well as pop culture. You’ll definitely hear some international inspiration as well as the urban side.

‘The Only One’ is expected to hit stores by the end of 2010.

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01

NEWS 8 INVESTIGATES  

Southlake Carroll and Euless Trinity are two of the most highly regarded high school football programs in the state, if not the nation. 

The Trinity Trojans were not only state champs last year, but are ranked by USA Today as the pre-season number-one ranked high school football team in the nation. 

But now the focus is not on this coming season, but this summer, when News 8 observed coaches from both schools encroaching on potentially treacherous turf.  

University Interscholastic League rules in Texas restrict their coaching during the summer to only “strength and conditioning.” 

“Sport specific skill instruction is prohibited,” according to the rules. 

The use of “sport specific equipment (such as a football) is prohibited.” 

This past June, as News 8 investigated the eligibility of Southlake’s starting quarterback, we recorded select members of the Dragons football team engaged in what’s known as “7-on-7” competition. 

The “7-on-7” competitions are sanctioned by the UIL, formally scheduled on a weekend, and attended by a referee and spectators. 

While watching the competition, our camera captured video of a group we have identified as Southlake Dragons assistant football coaches in the end zone. 

While coaches are allowed to watch from the end zone, UIL rules prohibit them from sport-specific skill instruction. 

Four of five coaches identified in the videotape were giving what some construe to be definitive coaching instructions. 

Kevin Rogers is the former Chairman of the UIL District 6-5A Executive Committee, which administers rulings on a local level. Without actually viewing the tape, Rogers said this level of participation from coaches raises a yellow flag. 

“Coaches should be up in the bleachers watching their students, and certainly shouldn’t be coaching, and I would think that would be pretty clear to keep that in that manner,” Rogers said. “If they pass that,  then it would be my belief or opinion that would be a violation.” 

Just days later, on June 24 — in the middle of the week, with no spectators and no referee present — we witnessed another, less structured “7-on-7” event. 

But this this time, it took place on Southlake’s own practice field between two teams — Southlake Carroll and last year’s 5A state champs, the Trinity Trojans. 

And this time, Trinity’s coaches were more openly out on the field and apparently giving instructions. 

Again, the former UIL executive committee chairman says the situation seen in the video raises questions.  “I would think if it’s not coaching, then it certainly is very close to that,” Rogers said. 

Just moments after we started taping, we were intercepted by Southlake head coach Hal Wasson, who tried to have us removed from the field.  He denied anything improper was going on.  

“It’s not a practice; it’s just some guys playing 7-on-7,”  Wasson said. “There’s nothing wrong with that.” 

When we pressed Wasson about the presence of what News 8 has identified as Trinity’s assistant coaches standing out on the practice field, Wasson told us he didn’t know who they were.  

“You’ll have to go ask Trinity that; that’s their parents, I guess,” Wasson said. 

And what were those Trinity coaches doing on Southlake’s practice field that day?  

Trinity Head Coach Steve Coach Lineweaver declined numerous requests to answer that question. 

And when we asked Wasson about the presence of his own coaching staff, Wasson told News 8 they were “supervising our facilities.” 

The U.I.L. District Executive Committees for both schools are aware of our investigation, and are waiting for our broadcast before possibly calling for action. 

The penalty for violation of the coaching rules range from reprimand all the way to suspension. 

Last Friday, the District 7-5A Executive Committee ruled — based on our story last week — that Southlake Carroll’s quarterback is ineligible to play this season. 

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Kim Kardashian is the new spokesperson for Fusion Beauty, she announced on ‘The Tonight Show’ . “Does that involve welding?” joked Jay Leno.

Kardashian wanted to demonstrate the cosmetic line’s lip plumper on the host, but he called up a volunteer instead — Carrot Top. She proceeded to smear a “line-filling luminizer” all over his face to fill lines and “give shimmer.”

“That camera could get a little closer, couldn’t it?” he said sarcastically. The comedian then grabbed the product from her hand, said, “Does that plump everything?” and pretended to put it down his shorts.

Obviously he wasn’t the best choice to illustrate the products, but (for those interested, and disinterested) there will surely be many more Kardashian beauty demos.

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