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Freestyle skiing is finally in the Olympics and Breckenridge's Bobby Brown Skiing hopes to bring home some hardware.
Freestyle skiing is finally in the Olympics and Breckenridge's Bobby Brown Skiing hopes to bring home some hardware.
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Freeskier Bobby Brown has it all, right? He’s sponsored by Red Bull and has won three gold medals, in slopestyle and big air, in the X-Games. But he has not been able to compete in the Olympics… until now. We had a chance to talk t...
Freeskier Bobby Brown has it all, right? He’s sponsored by Red Bull and has won three gold medals, in slopestyle and big air, in the X-Games. But he has not been able to compete in the Olympics… until now. We had a chance to talk to the 22-year-old, Breckenridge native about the first time freeskiing will be allowed in the games, what he does to train and his competitive spirit. This is the first time freeskiing has been in the Olympics. What are you most excited about? The TV coverage, the fans, the judges or the other athletes? I’m excited to be able to show the whole world what we do. It’s going to bring a fresh new perspective to the Olympics, and I think people are really going to be excited about halfpipe skiing. I went to the London Olympics and saw a few events. It was pretty amazing seeing the amount of energy and excitement around the competition. It would be amazing to ski in an environment like that. Do you know who the judges will be? I’m not sure who the judges are specifically, but I know they all will have to be FIS (International Ski Federation) certified. What run will you do in the Olympics? I have to make the team first! That said, I want to take this pre-season and get a bunch of different options down. The course looks amazing, so there will be no shortage of insane runs. Hopefully I can learn some new tricks at Breckenridge early this season and debut them in Sochi. Are there any other competitions before that you are excited about? I can’t wait for the Dew Tour at Breckenridge—one of the qualifying events for the U.S. It has always been my favorite contest because it’s at my hometown mountain. The course is always built to perfection and no mountain anywhere in the world has a course like it. Who will be the athlete that you will try hardest to beat? Tom Wallisch is the favorite in my mind—he is so on lock. He can do any trick incredibly effortlessly and with a ton of style. How do you think your run will beat the other guy? I just have to go big and send it! Just hold nothing back, and put it all out there. What keeps you in shape before the ski season? I am in the gym a lot. After a couple of ankle injuries, it’s very important to keep up a high level of fitness in order to compensate for the weakness in my ankle. I like to ride the bike as well as jumping on the trampolines—trampolines are an awesome way to train while not being able to be on snow. What’s your favorite place to ski? Breckenridge. On powder days, it’s awesome to go up on the T-bar and rip some laps. When it’s sunny, the park is always perfect. They groom it at four in the morning, so right when it opens at nine it is pristine and ready to go. I grew up skiing there and it shaped me to be there skier I am today. What are you good at besides halfpipe skiing? I like cooking Mexican food. Interview by Sally Francklyn The post Brown is the New Gold: The Bobby Brown Interview appeared first on Elevation Outdoors Magazine.
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As you may or may not know, A$AP Rocky is the new host of Noisey's hilarious "Back and Forth." Following the episode one, featuring RiFF RaFF, the young MC sits with the incomparable Snoop Lion to talk the differences between male, old s...
As you may or may not know, A$AP Rocky is the new host of Noisey's hilarious "Back and Forth." Following the episode one, featuring RiFF RaFF, the young MC sits with the incomparable Snoop Lion to talk the differences between male, old school, and new school groupies, 2Pac's fight with the Hughes brothers, Drake, and more. If anything is apparent after watching this candid sit down, it's that the West Coast legend has earned his nickname, "Uncle Snoop."  The Doggystyle rapper imparted a host of wisdom in the midst of a comedic conversation. One of the notable moments came when A$AP asked Snoop to describe how groupies were in the 90's versus how they operate today. "Well my feed of it all is, the 90s groupies were all women; it was a minimal male groupie percentage, but they would get their a$$ kicked so quick that they would get turned off fast," Snoop said laughing. "But the female groupies in the 90s — what they were — a lot of them were throwbacks from the 80s, meaning they had been through Keith Sweat, Bobby Brown, whoever the motherf***ers that was hot before we was." Snoop Lion's answer for groupies in the 2000s is even funnier. Hear what else he and A$AP Rocky had to say below. -- Photo: YouTube
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It was a three-year forced commando march, with a 75-pound pack and tight shoes, to get this bastard of a project online. I loved it. Except when I hated it. As you can imagine, by this time much of the surrounding EOS terrain isn’t quit...
It was a three-year forced commando march, with a 75-pound pack and tight shoes, to get this bastard of a project online. I loved it. Except when I hated it. As you can imagine, by this time much of the surrounding EOS terrain isn’t quite as interesting to me as it was back in 2009, when I first set out. I’ve read too much, seen too much. I go into a mild narcoleptic state now when I look at a perfect photo of a perfect wave in perfect shades of blue. Do anything for three years straight, weekends and holidays and anniversaries and your kid’s birthday included (sorry again, Jodi and Teddy) and the burnout comes off you like coffee stink. Yet many parts of EOS, a surprisingly big number in fact, still sparkle, even to my jaded yellowing eyes. Here are eight of them: 1: Bobby Brown and Kevin Brown surf Tallows, from Hot Generation From the EOS Facebook Page. Two of Australia’s hottest young surfers, riding together in 1967, nobody else in the water, just around the headland at Byron Bay. Both died young—Brown just a few weeks after this footage was shot, glassed to death in a ridiculous bar fight. It’s impossible that any clip could be this sad and this joyous. I’ve watched this thing a hundred times, and it still makes my want to cry and surf forever. And yes, the song “Orange Skies,” by Love, is a little slice of pop heaven.
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Here are today's minor moves from around the league... The White Sox announced that they have outrighted catcher Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Charlotte, thereby reducing their 40-man roster to 39 (Twitter link). Gonzalez pick...
Here are today's minor moves from around the league... The White Sox announced that they have outrighted catcher Miguel Gonzalez to Triple-A Charlotte, thereby reducing their 40-man roster to 39 (Twitter link). Gonzalez picked up a pair of singles in nine at-bats with the ChiSox this season but spent much of the year in the minors where he slashed .254/.326/.349 between Double-A Birmingham and Charlotte. Bob Dutton of the Kansas City Star reports that the Royals have released seven minor leaguers: right-handers Cory Hall, Ben Tomchick, Corey Rhoney and Ryan Mattes as well as infielder Andrew Ayers, first baseman Bobby Brown and outfielder Chris Sweeney (Twitter links). Padres catcher Chris Robinson and Rangers outfielder Joey Butler are both in DFA limbo at this time, as can be seen in MLBTR's DFA Tracker.
8 days ago
Nelly is a busy man. Not only is the rapper gearing up for the release of his seventh studio album, M.O. (September 30), but he’s also starring in the second season of BET’s Real Husbands Of Hollywood, which premieres after the Hip-Hop A...
Nelly is a busy man. Not only is the rapper gearing up for the release of his seventh studio album, M.O. (September 30), but he’s also starring in the second season of BET’s Real Husbands Of Hollywood, which premieres after the Hip-Hop Awards on October 15. The scripted comedy series, known as the “fakest reality show on television,” takes a spoof on reality TV, a genre that has dominated American television over the past several years. Nelly joins show creator Kevin Hart, Duane Martin, Boris Kodjoe, Robin Thicke, Nick Cannon and J.B. Smoove in what has quickly won over audiences with its hilariousness. This season the fun continues. Nelly chatted with XXL to talk more about his involvement with the show and some other projects he has in the works. Take a look. XXL: How does it feel to be a part of Real Husbands Of Hollywood for a second season? Nelly: It’s a dope experience. It’s a good thing to be able to work with people who you actually enjoy being around. It’s one of those things where you look forward to going to work every day. What can viewers expect from this season? It only gets better. I think after the first season, everybody is kind of coming into their own. People will get a chance to understand the characters a little more. From seeing how the first season progressed to where we are now, I think they get a chance to see what it is they want to do. Considering the cast members essentially play exaggerated versions of themselves, as an actor, is it easier, as opposed to playing a completely different character? I think it’s a lot easier because we have the freedom to just be ourselves in a sense. We get a chance to make fun of ourselves. It’s the fakest reality show on television. It’s not real, obviously. It’s one of those things where everyone gets a chance to embellish a character more and more. The script is basically how you feel. Do you have a lot of creative control over your script? We all do. We don’t really have lines, we kind of have outlines. It’s kind of a guide like, “We want this to kind of sway this way.” Kevin is so hands-on and encourages everybody to add input, and I think that’s what makes the show work; the fact that it’s not just one person’s brainchild. It’s a combination, and no one is trying to step on anybody. Everybody wants the shit to be successful. Do you have any favorite guest appearances this season? We get the King, Bobby Brown, on this season, which is real dope. Did you think RHOH would become as successful as it is? Yes, I’m not gonna front. I was a part of the very first one back when Kevin first hosted the BET Awards. Kevin called me, and we were talking about the idea, and I was like, “This shit is dope.” Kevin and I are real close and shit, and we were just talking out the blue and was like, “What about if this shit was a series?” Once Kevin got it together, he called me and asked if I would be a part of it, and of course being a friend I said yeah. Sometimes you kind of know when you’re working on something—because there was nothing like it on television. We knew we could take it anywhere we wanted to take it. Did the show make you and the rest of the cast more tight in friendship? I knew everybody. Nick and I were cool. Me and Kevin are probably the closest. I got a chance to kick it with Duane Martin, Smoove and Boris. We all became pretty cool. Everybody gets along, and I think that’s what makes the show work. What made you decide to name your new album M.O., and what’s something different fans can expect from you musically compared to your last album, 5.0? It’s just me being me. A lot of my family and close friends know me, and if you know me you call me Mo. It’s just me being me at all times and keeping a Midwest state of mind. It’s three years later. Everything is different. Music changes so drastically now, and you think about a three-year change, in that aspect you want to try to reinvent yourself. I feel like if I’m not bringing
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After being out of the limelight for some months, IreneB has chosen "Don't Come Back", an up-tempo song, as third single for her latest record, Welcome Back. "After our listening party last year we realized that this song was the listene...
After being out of the limelight for some months, IreneB has chosen "Don't Come Back", an up-tempo song, as third single for her latest record, Welcome Back. "After our listening party last year we realized that this song was the listener's favourite one out of the album, "Don't Come Back" has also been the most played one on streaming services like Spotify". For this ocassion, IreneB has recruited her favourite team: Grammy award record producer Frankie Biggz and songwriter Amy Longtin (who also wrote her predecessor single, "Oh Baby", as well as most of the songs from her first and second album). In this song it's in evidence the team's love for this genre that greatly impacted most of the 90's decade and shaped songs by Bobby Brown, Guy, TLC or R. Kelly. Therefore, it's a fun single, accompanied by a simple yet effective video, that seems to turn back the hands of time to transport us to the golden era of R&B by recreating the looks and make up from back then: loud coloured clothing, big chunky jewellery and gradient lips. // Continue to the full article
21 days ago
The Knicks can invite up to four more players to training camp, which begins October 1. Daddy Grun doesn't just hand out golden tickets, though. As was reported last night, the Knicks are holding a "free agent mini-camp" this week, bring...
The Knicks can invite up to four more players to training camp, which begins October 1. Daddy Grun doesn't just hand out golden tickets, though. As was reported last night, the Knicks are holding a "free agent mini-camp" this week, bringing in as many as ten (that's the number Jared Zwerling gives us) guys for auditions. So far, Zwerling's provided two names: Justin Brownlee is the sturdy forward from St. John's/the D-League who you may or may not have noticed on the Knicks' Las Vegas Summer League team each of the last two years. He's 25, 6'7", and from what I remember, he makes an effort on defense and rebounds appropriately for his size. Based only on his D-League performance and his position, I don't see Brownlee as the kind of guy likely to snatch a real roster spot. Ricky Davis is Ricky Davis, who you may know from him being Ricky Davis. The legendary chucksmith has been bouncing around foreign leagues for the last few years, most recently getting waived (and replaced with Rashad McCants!) by the Piratas de Quebradillas of Puerto Rico. He'll turn 34 in a week. Those are the two we know. Remember, these are auditions for auditions. The Knicks are bringing in ten guys to compete for four training camp spots to in turn compete with four others for-- at most-- three real roster spots. And one figures at least some of the C.J. Leslie/Jeremy Tyler/Toure' Murry/Chris Smith group has a leg up on those last three spots. Davis, Brownlee, and the eight other friends are long shots. On that note, I'm interested to see who the other eight guys are. I imagine names will trickle forth throughout the week. Some of them must be Vegas guys, and I bet at least one or two more are old, familiar veterans (although not Jared Jeffries, I'm afraid). Even before learning those other eight names, we've got a pretty wonderful list of weirdos behind us this summer. This front office leaves no stone unturned, and this summer's lengthy list of veteran stones turned includes Gary Forbes, Sean May, D.J. White, Lester Hudson, Bobby Brown x 10,000, Darius Morris, Quincy Douby, and maybe Hamed Haddadi, not to mention some other pros without NBA experience, including the the famous "big man from Lithuania". The Knicks take the bottom of their depth chart seriously. I'm excited to see who winds up down there. I don't think it'll be Ricky Davis or Justin Brownlee.
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Birthdays 1914 - Mae Boren Axton (Queen Mother of Nashville) (d. 1997) 1918 - Malcolm Yelvington (rockabilly singer) (d. 2001) 1946 - Pete Agnew (Nazareth) (67) 1947 - Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) (66) 1949 - Steve Gaines (Lyny...
Birthdays 1914 - Mae Boren Axton (Queen Mother of Nashville) (d. 1997) 1918 - Malcolm Yelvington (rockabilly singer) (d. 2001) 1946 - Pete Agnew (Nazareth) (67) 1947 - Jon "Bowzer" Bauman (Sha Na Na) (66) 1949 - Steve Gaines (Lynyrd Skynyrd) (d. 1977) 1950 - Paul Kossoff (Free) (d. 1976) 1954 - Barry Cowsill (Cowsills) (d. 2005) 1955 - Steve Berlin (Blasters, Los Lobos) (58) 1959 - Morten Harket (a-ha) (54) 1959 - John Berry (54) 1967 - John Powers (La's, Cast) (46) 1970 - Craig Montoya (Everclear) (43) 1970 - Mark Webber (Pulp) (43) 1971 - Jeff Loomis (Nevermore) (42) 1973 - Nas (born Nasir Jones) (40) 1978 - Danielle Peck (35) 1981 - Ashley Roberts (Pussycat Dolls) (32) 1983 - Amy Winehouse (d. 2011) 1985 - Paolo Gregoletto (Trivium) (28) Deaths 1981 - Furry Lewis - Pneumonia and heart failure (88) 1989 - Perez Prado - Stroke (72) 1998 - Johnny Adams - Prostate cancer (66) 2009 - Patrick Swayze - Pancreatic cancer (57) On This Day 1946 - Hank and Audrey Williams took a trip to Nashville to audition for Fred Rose. 1963 - The producers of ABC's show Hootenanny, who were plagued by numerous folk singers refusing to perform on the program, invite former blacklist member Pete Seeger to perform. He refuses after they ask him to sign a pledge of loyalty to the U.S. 1968 - Roy Orbison's home in Nashville burnt down, killing his two oldest sons. 1969 - Genesis got paid for playing for the first time at an English cottage owned by Peter Gabriel's former Sunday school teacher. 1978 - The Grateful Dead played at the foot of the Great Pyramid in Egypt. 1979 - The film version of the Who's Quadrophenia was released. 1979 - Kenny Rogers received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1981 - Production on the movie version of Pink Floyd's The Wall began. 1988 - Prince opened the North American leg of his Lovesexy world tour in Minneapolis, MN. 1994 - Steve Earle was sentenced to one year in prison for possession of crack cocaine. 1994 - The Temptations received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1995 - Earth, Wind and Fire received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. 1995 - David Bowie opened his Outside tour in Hartford, CT. Opening were Nine Inch Nails. 1997 - The first English Heritage Blue Plaque was unveiled at 23 Brook Street in London, the building where Jimi Hendrix lived in 1968 and 1969. Pete Townshend did the honor. 1999 - The policeman who had previously arrested George Michael in a Los Angeles public lavatory sued the singer, saying that he was mocked in the video for Michael's song Outside. 1999 - The Strokes played live for the first time in New York. 1999 - Sheryl Crow played a free concert in New York's Central Park. Joining her were Eric Clapton, Sara McLachlan, the Dixie Chicks, Keith Richards, Stevie Nicks and Chrissie Hynde. 2000 - Rolling Stone magazine and VH1 held a fundraiser for Al Gore at Radio City Music Hall. Performing were Paul Simon, Glenn Frey, Don Henley, Sheryl Crow and Crosby, Stills and Nash. 2003 - Gerry Marsden of Gerry & the Pacemakers had triple-bypass surgery. 2005 - Britney Spears became a mother for the first time. 2006 - Marianne Faithfull announced she was being treated for breast cancer. 2007 - The move Across the Universe, based around the music of the Beatles, opened. 2008 - Bruce Davidson of Iron Maiden used his pilot skills to fly some of the tourists from vacation destinations when one of Britain's largest tour operators went bankrupt. 2010 - George Michael was jailed for eight weeks for driving while under the influence of drugs. Marriages 1970 - Stevie Wonder and Syreeta Wright 2002 - Gwen Stefani (No Doubt) and Gavin Rossdale (Bush) Divorces 2006 - Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown (filed by Houston) Recorded 1955 - Tutti Frutti - Little Richard 1998 - Garage Inc. - Metallica (first day of recording) Released 1993 - The Hits/The B-Sides - Pri
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50 Cent did not sit quietly following Gucci’s claim that the New York rapper’s former girlfriend Ciara had once cheated on him with the Ice Cream man. Firing back almost immediately the rapper took to his instagram page calli...
50 Cent did not sit quietly following Gucci’s claim that the New York rapper’s former girlfriend Ciara had once cheated on him with the Ice Cream man. Firing back almost immediately the rapper took to his instagram page calling the Brick Squad top dog a crack head. “Look Kids CRACK is cool, I mean EVERYBODYS doing it”, read the picture which bears Gucci, DMX, and Bobby Brown in the background. Captioning the picture, “Keep the noise down I’m trying to sleep. I have work in the morning Lol #SMSAudio”, 50 was clearly retaliating for the outburst Gucci had earlier that night. The initial tweet, “Ask Ciara did she ride dat bike for gucci in cali while she was with 50″, was amongst the first of  many with Gucci calling out the two entertainers as well as a host of other celebrites. Previously: A Timeline Of Gucci Mane’s Twitter Rant Follow XXL on Facebook
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