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Geno Smith To Start In Place Of Eli Manning For NY Giants

The New York Giants on Tuesday announced that Eli Manning will be benched for Week 13 in favor of backup quarterback Geno Smith. The announcement came as a shock to the NFL world, particularly because Manning had the longest active streak of games started by a quarterback, the second-longest ever. While speaking to the media, Manning looked visibly upset when discussing his future with the Giants.  Of potentially playing his last game with the Giants, Manning said: “I don’t know. I’ll take it one week at a time.” ...Read more

USA Network Congratulates Meghan Markle And Confirms She’s Leaving “Suits”

Meghan Markle is officially engaged to Prince Harry, and soon fans will know if her TV character Rachel Zane gets her happy ending, too. Us Weekly shares that USA Network confirmed in a statement that Markle was leaving Suits after her engagement announcement to Prince Harry. “From all of us at USA Network and Universal Cable Productions, we want to send our most heartfelt congratulations to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on their engagement,” the statement reads. ...Read more

Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z And Bruno Mars Lead In Top Categories

Jay-Z leads the 2018 Grammy Award nominations this year, and is nominated for eight honors including album, song, and record of the year. Bruno Mars is also nominated for the big three, while Kendrick Lamar earned seven nominations.  Albums and songs eligible in the 84 categories at the 60th annual Grammys had to be released between Oct. 1, 2016 and Sept. 30, 2017. This year is the first year the Grammys used online voting for its main awards show ...Read more

White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney Puts Hiring Freeze On Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Mick Mulvaney, President Donald Trump’s pick as leader of the nation’s top financial watchdog agency, said Monday that he was imposing a 30-day freeze on hiring and new rule making as he moves to take control of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Meanwhile, Leandra English, who was elevated to the same position by the bureau’s outgoing director, met with top Senate Democrats. She has asked a judge to issue a temporary restraining order to block Mulvaney from taking over the bureau.  Mulvaney, the current White House budget director, said on Monday that he would keep the CFPB open. ...Read more

President Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ at Event Honoring Native American Veterans

President Trump referred to Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas” during a White House event Monday honoring Native American code talkers who served in World War II. The President made the comment in reference to Warren’s heritage, which the Democrat Senator on numerous occasions has said has Native American roots. In part, the President said “we have a representative in Congress who they say was here a long time ago. They call her Pocahontas.” ...Read more

Three North Dakota Football Players Dismissed From Team For Violation Of Team Rules

Three North Dakota State football players were dismissed from the team for a violation of team rules, head coach Chris Klieman said on Monday afternoon, Nov. 27. All three, freshman quarterback Henry Van Dellen, senior safety Darren Kelley and freshman receiver Sean Engel, were backups and were not expected to factor into Saturday’s FCS second-round playoff game against the University of San Diego.  ...Read more

Deal For Greg Schiano To Be Next Head Coach At Tennessee Falls Apart

A day after Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was in negotiations to be the head football coach at Tennessee, then had any potential deal scrapped after an outcry on social media and protests at the school, two officials from previous and current employers came to his defense. Anthony Lurano, a trustee at Penn State, said that Schiano being involved in the Jerry Sandusky case is untrue. And Ohio State athletic director Gene Smith called Schiano a man of “high integrity and great character.”  ...Read more

Jeremy Piven’s ‘Wisdom Of The Crowd’ Cancelled Amid Sexual Assault Allegations

CBS has cancelled Wisdom of the Crowd after a fourth woman accused star Jeremy Piven of sexual misconduct. The network will not put in an order for the last nine episodes. A source said that Wisdom producers were already told about the decision. All 13 episodes have already been produced and will still air. Piven confirmed the news on Twitter, but did not make reference to the scandal. The decision comes three days after another woman accused Piven of sexual harassment.  ...Read more

Prince Harry And Meghan Markle Reveal Details Of Their Courtship And Engagement In First Joint Interview

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle just gave their first televised interview to celebrate their royal engagement. The newly engaged couple opened up about how Harry proposed, as well as how they first met. Harry and Meghan said they were introduced by a mutual friend and they first met with back-to-back dates in early July 2016. The wedding will take place in the spring, and the venue was not immediately revealed but a statement it was revealed that more details would be announced “in due course.” ...Read more

Arizona State Fires Head Coach Todd Graham

Arizona State has fired head coach Todd Graham after the Sun Devils beat rival Arizona on Saturday to finish 7–5 on the season. The school said in a statement that Graham and his staff will stay on through the team’s bowl appearance. Graham, 52, went 46-31 in six seasons in Tempe, winning 10 games in both 2013 and 2014. He is 2-2 in bowl games. ...Read more