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Don Cornelius gold digging ex wife Viktoria

Don Cornelius' “Gold Digging” Ex Wife Strikes Gold

TMZ is reporting a clause in Don's life insurance policy will make the insurance company fork over hundreds of thousands of dollars to the woman he hated and regretted marrying, his ex wife Viktoria. A woman some industry insiders state is an alleged gold digger. Under California law, if a policyholder commits suicide within two years of the time the policy is issued, the company can deny payment. But Don had the policy for more than 2 years, so his ex wife Viktoria, the woman he wanted to make sure he was free and clear of before he died... will get the loot.

FAMU Mourns The Loss of Rattler Football Legend Ken Riley

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. | The football world and the Florida A&M University family lost a legend. Ken Riley, former FAMU football standout, former head coach and athletics director, passed away early Sunday morning at the age of 72.“FAMU Athletics and the entire Rattler Nation is deeply saddened of the passing of former FAMU football player, Head Coach, Athletics Director and NFL great Ken Riley,” Vice President and Director of Athletics Kortne Gosha said. “We wish his family our deepest condolences.”“I woke up this morning with a heavy heart as I learned of the passing of FAMU and NFL great Ken Riley,” FAMU Head Football Coach Willie Simmons said. “Coach Riley was one of the first to welcome me to the FAMULY and having him speak to our team before our first Orange and Green game is definitely at the top of my list of unforgettable moments as head coach here at FAMU. My deepest condolences go out to his family and we as football community will surely honor his memory.”Riley was a four-year starting quarterback at Florida A&M and a Rhodes Scholar candidate. In addition, he was the Senior Class president in both high school and college.Riley’s football career didn’t end in Tallahassee as he was selected in the sixth round, with the 135th pick by the Cincinnati Bengals during the 1969 NFL Draft.  Riley, who had a stellar 15-year professional career for the Bengals (1969-1983), was converted to cornerback in training camp by legendary coach Paul Brown. During his rookie season, he racked up four interceptions and returned 14 kickoffs for an average of 23.9 yards per return. He also caught two passes. Riley recorded 65 interceptions in his career, which was the fourth most in NFL history at the time of his retirement and is currently fifth on that list. Three of the top five players have been inducted into the Hall of Fame. While he is fifth on the NFL All-Time interceptions list, he remains the only player not enshrined in the NFL Hall of Fame.     In his 15 seasons, Riley, who rarely missed a game, recorded three or more interceptions in all but three years. In 1976, Riley racked up nine interceptions for 141 yards, a team record that stood for 30 years. He returned one interception for a touchdown and also set a team record by intercepting three passes in one game that season. Riley matched that feat again in 1982. In 1981, he recorded five interceptions as the Bengals went on to win their first Super Bowl. In 1983, Riley registered eight interceptions, two being returned for touchdowns.He retired after the 1983 season with 65 career interceptions for 596 yards, and five touchdowns, which both still stand as Bengals records. He also recovered 18 fumbles in his career. Riley is third all-time in NFL history with 141 interception return yards in a season. In addition, he was also the Bengals’ defensive captain for eight seasons (1976-83).After his professional career ended, Riley spent two years as an assistant coach for the Green Bay Packers. In 1986, Riley took over the head coaching duties at his alma mater, Florida A&M. While at FAMU from 1986-93, Riley compiled a 48-39/record, with two Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) championships and a pair of MEAC Coach of the Year honors. Riley, who was inducted into the FAMU Athletics Hall of Fame in 1977, served as the Florida A&M Athletics Director from 1993/004, before retiring in Bartow, Fla. A member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity, Riley was named to the Florida High School Association All-Century Team, which selected the Top 33 players in the 100-year history of high school football in the state of Florida’s history. #Follow The RattlersFor complete coverage of Florida A&M athletics, please follow the Rattlers on social media at @FAMUAthletics (Twitter), /FAMUAth (Facebook), @famuathletics (Instagram) or visit the official home of Florida A&M Athletics at post FAMU Mourns The Loss of Rattler Football Legend Ken Riley appeared first on FAMU Forward.

Running Contests on Facebook: Facebook Rolls Out New Update

Facebook has long been a marketing playground for many businesses and entrepreneurs. It is no secret that many of our marketing friends try everything possible on the social network to attract the attention of targeted marketing prospects. From using page timelines to apps that could help them send out marketing messages, various attempts are made to generate interest from prospects and other Facebook members concerning their brands.Those who have been using Facebook business pages for marketing and brand promotion have probably utilized contests to create marketing buzz and compel members of the social network to interact more with a particular brand, whether promising a free give away or valuable information to winners.Running and administering contests has become easier on the social networking site. Facebook's new update helps make brand promotion through contests easier to handle. Facebook has outlined a modest presentation of this update which you can read here.The latest news is that you can now create a contest and control it through your Facebook business page timeline. The only catch is that you would be forbidden to use your personal profile timeline to back up the contest. This is what Facebook has to say specifically about it."What's changing?We've removed the requirement that promotions on Facebook may only be administered within appsWith the change, promotions may now be administered on Page Timelines and in apps on Facebook, but not on personal Timelines.For example, Pages can now:Collect entries by having users post on the Page or comment/like a Page postCollect entries by having users message the PageAs before, clients must not administer a promotion on a personal TimelineWe updated our Page Terms to prohibit Pages from tagging or encouraging people to tag themselves in content that they are not actually depicted in."Marketers now have a chance to create more events and contests through the business page timeline without having to use an app, but they may do so if that is their preference. The aim here is to help the business collect many fans, and conduct their business marketing efficiently and with ease. As stated by Facebook as to what prompted this change. "We want to make it easier for businesses of all sizes to create and administer promotions on Facebook, and to align our policies to better meet the needs of marketers."
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New Performers Announced for Grammy Foundation Music Preservation Project

YOLANDA ADAMS, LUPE FIASCO, GUY SEBASTIAN, KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD AND DIONNE WARWICK TO JOIN RODNEY CROWELL, MIKE EINZIGER, EMMYLOU HARRIS, LIANNE LA HAVAS, LEANN RIMES, ED SHEERAN, ANN MARIE SIMPSON AND GEORGE THOROGOOD AND THE DESTROYERS TO CELEBRATE "PLAY IT FORWARD: A CELEBRATION OF MUSIC'S EVOLUTION AND INFLUENCERS" AT THEGRAMMY FOUNDATION ®'S 15TH ANNUAL MUSIC PRESERVATION PROJECT, PRESENTED BY SEAGATE ®Prestigious GRAMMY ® Week Event Highlights GRAMMY Foundation's Ongoing Work To Safeguard Music's HistoryWHO: The GRAMMY Foundation ® will host "Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music's Evolution And Influencers" "” the 15th Annual GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project "” featuring live musical performances and archival footage from its preservation archives. Performers include GRAMMY ® winners Yolanda Adams, Rodney Crowell, Emmylou Harris, LeAnn Rimes, and Dionne Warwick; GRAMMY winner and current nominee Lupe Fiasco; Current GRAMMY nominee Ed Sheeran; Mike Einziger of Incubus, singer/songwriter Lianne La Havas, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, violinist Ann Marie Simpson, multi-platinum recording artist Guy Sebastian, and George Thorogood And The Destroyers, as well as other artists to be announced shortly. The evening's musical director will be Darrell Brown, songwriter/producer, Recording Academy Trustee, and GRAMMY Foundation Board member. Neil Portnow, President/CEO of The Recording Academy ® and the GRAMMY Foundation, will be in attendance, along with other prominent music industry leaders and members of The Recording Academy.WHAT: "Play It Forward: A Celebration Of Music's Evolution And Influencers" "” this year's GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project "” will explore the history of legendary influencers in music and the invaluable contributions of those key players, the music they inspired and their impact on the American cultural landscape. This GRAMMY Week celebration promotes the GRAMMY Foundation's mission of recognizing and preserving our musical past, so that future generations can continue to benefit from an appreciation and understanding of those contributions. General admission tickets are $35 per person and premium seating is $45. For tickets and information, visit or, or contact 855.235.2867. "Play It Forward" is sponsored in part by Barefoot Wine & Bubbly, CenterStaging, the Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Getty Images Music and Jackson Limousine.WHERE: Saban Theatre8440 Wilshire Blvd.Beverly Hills, CA 90211WHEN: Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013WHY: Protecting our cultural legacy for future generations is a cornerstone of the GRAMMY Foundation mission. The Foundation recognizes and celebrates the innovation, perseverance and genius evidenced in the stories and music of the pioneers who have woven a rich and colorful cultural fabric. The GRAMMY Foundation Music Preservation Project highlights its year-round activities in support of that mission, from preservation grants to its Living Histories archive. The Project also draws the attention of a wider audience to those efforts, and to the imperiled condition of many of the most historically significant recordings. This concert and screening serves to reintroduce works from these major contributors to the public and educates them about the GRAMMY Foundation's role in preserving our rich cultural heritage.
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Black Films in the 90's seemed to get it right. Many people consider the 90's the golden era for hip hop music but it also spawned quite a few black films that would later become cult classics.

TIDAL Releases Exclusive Clip of New Film Hands of Stone

The Weinstein Company released a new film clip from their film "Hands Of Stone," starring Robert De Niro as boxing coach Ray Arcel and Usher Raymond IV and Edgar Ramirez as the legendary boxers Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, exclusively through global music and entertainment platform TIDAL. The film is slated to be in theaters nationwide on August 26, 2016.TIDAL members can view footage from the film featuring an introduction from one of its stars, music superstar, Usher Raymond IV, who plays Sugar Ray Leonard. The exclusive “Hands of Stone” teaser is the latest example of the content available for TIDAL members, solidifying the platform as a go-to destination for exclusive premieres and unique experiences. This video adds to TIDAL’s growing list of more than 140,000 high-quality videos.Commented TWC Co-Chairman, Harvey Weinstein: “We’re thrilled to, once again, be collaborating with Jay Z and the incredible team at TIDAL as we continue to push the limits of content distribution. It’s a phenomenal platform that provides creators and innovators with a unique setting to display their work and further engage and entertain new audiences.”Hands of Stone follows the life of Roberto Duran (Edgar Ramirez), the Panamanian fighter who made his professional debut in 1968 as a 16 year‐old and retired in 2002 at the age of 50. In June 1980, he defeated Sugar Ray Leonard (Usher Raymond) to capture the WBC welterweight title, but shocked the boxing world by returning to his corner in their November rematch, famously saying the words “no mas” (no more.) Both Duran and Leonard have a karmic effect on each other's journey. They come of age as only the best opponents can in what many experts consider the biggest rivalry in the history of sports.The film, written and directed by Jonathan Jakubowicz, stars Golden Globe Best Actor Nominee Edgar Ramirez as Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, two time Academy Award® winner Robert De Niro as legendary trainer Ray Arcel, and eight time Grammy Award Winner, Usher Raymond IV as the sports icon Sugar Ray Leonard.This marks the second pairing between TIDAL and The Weinstein Company who previously collaborated to showcase additional content for TWC’s 2015 film Southpaw.

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