LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — She didn’t forget the words like some singers. And she didn’t miss any of the notes like a lot of others but Fergie’s Star Spangled Banner at the NBA All-Star game got more hoots than hollers. She got more pans than praise. While some appreciated the jazzy rendition, they were in the minority. In fact, the Twitter-verse went vitriolic over her sultry version. Many thought she was channeling Marilyn Monroe singing a breathy “Happy Birthday” to President Kennedy. Others mentioned Jessica Rabbit, and not in a favorable way. Many, too many to count, called Fergie’s version the “worst rendition ever.” Some said she butchered the song, others just hated it …a lot. But the lowest blow of all had to come from comedian Roseanne Barr. Who saw Fergie's national anthem performance at the NBA All Star Game? I think mine was better lowkey — Roseanne Barr (@therealroseanne) February 19, 2018 Roseanne Barr, who sang the song at a 1990 Padres/Reds game and grabbed her crotch and spit causing a national uproar, said even her rendition was better than Fergie’s. Ouch. Fergie made it different. No argument there. Everyone who saw #Fergie sing the National Anthem please look directly into your phone. You're welcome pic.twitter.com/zEYqjoqJmQ — Bobby (@Bison_4life) February 19, 2018 Fergie's full anthem, if for some reason you want to watch it again. #ICYMI #NBA #NBAAllStarGame #Fergie pic.twitter.com/R9OyaV6g2D — Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) February 19, 2018 Me about halfway through #fergie National Anthem pic.twitter.com/MwDUj6WuO0 — Sean Jones (@jonesman1971) February 19, 2018 Bruhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my guy Charles Barkley said he needed a cigarette after the #Fergie shit. Shaq knew already he had to nip the whole discussion in the bud. — Richard Whitman (@BearcatTrack24) February 19, 2018 #Fergie butchers the #NationalAnthem #Kaepernick gets up off his knee to smack the microphone away pic.twitter.com/XO9MiARYXj — Jim Hanson (@Uncle_Jimbo) February 19, 2018 Serious questions: Is #Fergie working for Putin? Why does she hate the National Anthem? — nicki (@nickiknowsnada) February 19, 2018 #Fergie reminded me of Dory from Finding Nemo trying to speak whale. — MiSFit (@Missfit916) February 19, 2018 Big girls may not cry but my ears do bleed. Who the hell cleared this?? #NBAAllStar2018 #Fergie #NationalAnthem — Jared Monroe (@NotGayJared) February 19, 2018 This is way more disrespectful to the anthem than kneeling #Fergie #NBAAllStarGame — Jonah Platt (@JonahPlatt) February 19, 2018
TAMPA, Fla. (CBSNewYork) — Yankees prospect Thairo Estrada was shot last week during a robbery attempt in his native Venezuela, the team said Friday. Estrada, who turns 22 on Thursday, was wounded in the right hip. Manager Aaron Boone said the infielder is currently with the team at spring training in Tampa and is recovering well, WFAN’s Sweeny Murti reported. Estrada is expected to be able to play the bulk of the season. He has been doing upper-body work and could begin riding an exercise bike next week. Thairo Estrada of Scottsdale Scorpions slides into third base against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium on Nov. 13, 2017, in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Jennifer Stewart/Getty Images) Estrada spent last season with Double-A Trenton, batting .301 with six home runs and 48 RBIs. He then played for Scottsdale in the Arizona Fall League and hit .342 with a homer and 10 RBIs. MORE: Sweeny: Sabathia-Boone Bond Bodes Well For Yankees In 2018 He has been in the Yankees organization since 2013, when he was just 17. Baseball America ranks Estrada as the No. 9 prospect in the Yankees’ farm system.
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Yankees Prospect Thairo Estrada Shot In Hip In Venezuela
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Western-inspired revenge tale “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” swept the female-focused and led Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday with wins for best ensemble, best actress for Frances McDormand and best supporting actor for Sam Rockwell. It was almost an exact repeat of the major Golden Globe Awards wins with Gary Oldman also winning best actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in “Darkest Hour” and Allison Janney taking supporting actress for playing Tonya Harding’s mother in “I, Tonya.” As with many of the awards shows this season, it was the treatment of women in Hollywood that stayed at the forefront of the show, which featured a roster of nearly all female presenters and Kristen Bell as its inaugural host. “We are living in a watershed moment,” Bell said in her opening monologue, which stayed light and mostly clear of politics. “Let’s make sure that we’re leading the charge with empathy and diligence.” With many prominent men in Hollywood facing accusations of sexual misconduct, virtually every aspect of awards season has been impacted by the scandal — from questions on the red carpet to anxiety over who might win. Both James Franco and Aziz Ansari two weeks ago won Golden Globe Awards while wearing Time’s Up pins before being accused of sexual misconduct and in Ansari’s case, aggressive sexual behavior by an anonymous accuser. Both were nominated Sunday and lost, Franco to Oldman and Ansari to William H. Macy for “Shameless.” Rockwell, who beat out his co-star Woody Harrelson for the award, took his moment on stage to give a shout out to McDormand. “Frances, you’re a powerhouse,” Rockwell said. “I stand shoulder to shoulder with you and all the incredible women in this room who are trying to make things better. It’s long overdue.” Most of the comments in the evening were forward-looking. SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris said, “This is not a moment in time. This is a movement.” Big television winners included NBC’s “This Is Us,” which took the ensemble award for drama and won Sterling K. Brown the outstanding actor award, and HBO’s “Veep,” which got outstanding comedy ensemble and a best actress win for Julia Louis-Dreyfus. HBO’s “Big Little Lies” picked up best actor in a miniseries wins for both Alexander Skarsgard and Nicole Kidman. “I’m so grateful today that our careers can go beyond 40 years old,” Kidman said in her acceptance speech. “We are potent and powerful and viable. I just beg that the industry stays behind us because our stories are finally being told.” “The Crown’s” Claire Foy won best female actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II. Lifetime achievement award recipient Morgan Freeman kept his remarks brief after a moving highlight reel of his expansive career and an introduction by Rita Moreno. The Oscar-winner for “Million Dollar Baby” and four-time nominee has over 80 films to his name. “I’m gonna tell you what’s wrong with this statue,” he said as he wrapped up. “From the back it works, from the front it’s gender specific. Maybe I started something.” The day’s first awards went to “Game of Thrones” and “Wonder Woman,” which were honored for best stunt ensemble honors. Producers say the female-forward approach was inspired by last year’s Women’s March, but the show arrived at a time when some of the industry’s biggest names are leading the Time’s Up and Me Too movements to address gender inequality, sexual misconduct, pay disparities and other issues. The show comes two weeks after a black-dress protest at the Golden Globe Awards, and several stars including Meryl Streep, Emma Stone and Michelle Williams bringing activists to the show. The SAG red carpet saw the return of colorful frocks and far fewer Time’s Up pins — although some actors, like Kumail Nanjiani and Gina Rodriguez, were still sporting theirs. E! host Giuliana Rancic asked “GLOW” actress Alison Brie about recent allegations of misconduct against her brother-in-law James Franco (Brie is married to actor Dave Franco.) “I think that above all what we’ve always said is it remains vital that anyone who remains victimized should have the right to speak out and come forward,” Brie said, adding that in the case of Franco, “Not everything that has come forward is fully accurate.” Franco has also called some of the accusations inaccurate, but after two days of facing questions about the claims on late-night television, “The Disaster Artist” star has kept a lower profile, although he was in attendance at the SAG Awards. He did not attend last week’s Critics’ Choice Awards. The Globes were the first major awards show forced to confront the sexual misconduct scandal since it exploded in October with dozens of women accusing Harvey Weinstein of harassment and in some instances, rape. (Weinstein has denied all allegations of non-consensual sex.) Weinstein accusers Marisa Tomei and Rosanna Arquette used some of their time presenting an award Sunday to name some of the “silence breakers” in the movement including Asia Argento, Annabella Sciorra, Ashley Judd, Daryl Hannah, Mira Sorvino, Anthony Rapp and Olivia Munn. “So many powerful voices are no longer silenced by the fear of retaliation,” Arquette said. “We can control our own destiny.” The SAG Awards are a reliable predictor of the winner for the best actor and actress Academy Awards; this year’s show comes two days before Oscar nominations are announced. While “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” now has the Golden Globe and SAG win to its name, it lost out to Guillermo del Toro’s fantasy romance “The Shape of Water” at the Producers Guild Awards Saturday night, which is often the most accurate gage of what will ultimately win best picture at the Academy Awards on March 4. (@Copyright 2018. 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The Jazz have always had a peculiar relationship with their New Orleans-based nickname. For special city-edition uniforms set to debut next month, they’re gambling on something wildly different.
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