Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards… Plug pulled on “19 Kids and Counting”… Maroon 5 cancelled a concert… Jay Z sued for $50 million… and Suspects behind Chris Brown’s home invasion robbery
The second annual Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Sports Awards were held last night, hosted by Seattle Seahawks QB Russell Wilson. It was a fun night, too. Russell brought out his girlfriend Ciara to lead the crowd in doing the whip and the nae nae. Nick Cannon covered himself in pads and wore a helmet with the Nickelodeon blimp on top and then stood there as Mo’Ne Davis threw baseballs and tried to crack the blimp. Fortunately for him, she got it on the second try. Stephen Curry was the big winner of the night, taking home Best Male Athlete, Athlete of the Year, Clutch Player of the Year and Sickest Moves. Of course, he bought his 2-year-old daughter Riley with him and, as always, she stole the show. Host Russell Wilson took home a couple of awards, too — King of Swag and Biggest Cannon. Derek Jeter received the Legend Award.
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After 9 seasons, TLC is pulling the plug on “19 Kids and Counting.” Pressure from the public over oldest son Josh Duggar’s molestation scandal is just too big for the network to look the other way. The Duggars released a statement thanking TLC, their TV crew, fans and God. But the family’s relationship with TLC isn’t finished. They also mentioned their upcoming special documentary on the network.
Maroon 5 cancelled a concert in China after their guitarist Jesse Carmichael tweeted about meeting and singing to the Dalai Lama on his 80th birthday earlier this month. No official reason was given for the cancellation, but Maroon 5 was removed from gigs in Shanghai and Beijing next month. Their fans think the Chinese government was upset by Jesse’s tweet, which has since been removed. China looks at Tibet as part of its territory. And the Dalai Lama has been living in exile since 1959 when he was forced to flee Tibet.
According to TMZ, the Cash Money label is suing Jay Z’s streaming company Tidal for $50 million. Earlier this month, Lil Wayne partnered with Tidal to release a mixtape exclusively through their service. But Cash Money is suing Tidal for streaming the “Free Weezy Album,” claiming they have exclusive rights to all of Lil Wayne’s music.
Police have a lead on the suspects behind Chris Brown’s home invasion robbery. According to TMZ’s sources, officers believe a club promoter was behind the whole thing. He was one of the only ones who knew that Chris had just received $50K for a nightclub gig. And when the robbers broke in to Chris’ home and found his aunt there, she says they demanded to know where Chris kept his safe and they let it slip about the $50K.