O.J. Simpson Shuts Down Conspiracy Theory About Him Being Khloé Kardashian’s Real Father

For years now, there have been rumors flying around about how Robert Kardashian was not Khloé Kardashian’s biological father. Instead, a conspiracy theory has suggested that O.J. Simpson, who was once a close family friend of the Kardashians, is actually Khloé’s dad.

It’s not really clear where the rumors first started, but they’ve picked up so much steam over the last couple years that Khloé herself was basically forced to address them head-on last summer after people bombarded her Instagram page with comments about O.J. She didn’t have a whole lot to say about people continuing to buy into and spread the rumors, but she said “people are assholes” in reference to all of the comments that suddenly popped up on her IG page after O.J. was granted parole in Nevada following a lengthy prison sentence.

O.J. himself has seemingly refused to shut the rumors down in the past. In fact, back in 2016, reports emerged about how O.J. was pushing for a paternity test to take place to see whether or not he was actually Khloé’s real dad. It led to further speculation surrounding the situation.

But on Sunday afternoon, the paparazzi caught up with O.J. as he watched the Bills playoff game in Las Vegas, and he appeared to deny the conspiracy theory about him being Khloé’s dad. While he didn’t necessarily come right out and say that, the paparazzo who spoke with O.J. started the short interview off by saying, “Are congratulations in order?” O.J. responded by saying, “For what?” And after the paparazzo pointed out that Khloé recently announced her pregnancy with Tristan Thompson, O.J. laughed before explaining that, while he’s happy for Khloé, he isn’t the one who deserves any congratulations.

“Well, for Bob, God bless his soul, yeah. But I don’t know for me. I don’t think for me. I didn’t have nothing to do with it,” O.J. said. “Khloé and the girls were all terrific girls when they were growing up. They were nice and terrific. I think today they’re still nice and terrific, except they’ve kind of added sex appeal to their résumé. I’m happy for them. Congratulations to her. But trust me, I didn’t have nothing to do with it. I would be proud if I had anything to do with it, but I don’t. God bless her.”

Does this completely shut down the O.J. and Khloé conspiracy theory? No, not really. But if you watch the clip, O.J. clearly understood what was being asked of him during the brief interview, and he didn’t play up the possibility of him having any biological connection to Khloé. O.J.’s daughter Sydney was also there during the interview, and she found the Khloé conspiracy theory to be downright laughable. You can go here to see the interview for yourself.

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This week saw a considerable amount of releases in the hip-hop realm, from Eminem's highly anticipated ninth studio album Revival and G-Eazy's third studio album The Beautiful & Damned, to Jeezy's Pressure. Though we still have a bit of time before the official numbers come in, HITS Daily Double has released its projections for what those numbers will look like.

Unsurprisingly, Eminem is projected to take the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Charts with an estimated 280-300k total units moved.

G-Eazy's The Beautiful & Damned isn't too far behind with 135-155k. Jeezy's Pressure, which is stacked with features from Diddy , 2 Chainz, Tory Lanez, Rick Ross, Kodak Black, Trey Songz, Kendrick LamarJ. Cole and more, is projected to move 55-65k while the soundtrack for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, which is also dominating the box office, comes in fourth on the list with  38-44k. 

N*E*R*D's fifth studio album NO_ONE EVER REALLY DIES rounds it off with 16-21k. The project boasts features from FutureRihanna, Kendrick Lamar, and more. 

G-Eazy will head on the road beginning in February to support his newly released album. The tour, in which he will be accompanied by Trippie Redd, Phora, and Anthony Russo, will kick off in Houston. Check out dates below. 

The Beautiful & Damned Tour Dates
Feb. 15 – Houston, TX – Smart Financial Centre
Feb. 17 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory
Feb. 18 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Feb. 20 – Phoenix, AZ – Comerica Theatre
Feb. 22 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 23 – Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
Feb. 24 – Los Angeles, CA – The Shrine
Feb. 25 – Las Vegas, NV – Park Theater
Feb. 28 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Auditorium
March 1 – Oakland, CA – The Fox Theater
March 3 – Seattle, WA – ShoWare Center
March 6 – Denver, CO – 1STBANK Center
March 8 – Minneapolis, MN – Roy Wilkins Auditorium at St. Paul RiverCentre
March 9 – Chicago, IL – Aragon Ballroom
March 13 – Toronto, ON – Rebel March 14 – Toronto, ON – Rebel
March 16 – Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Event Center
March 17 – Washington, DC – DAR Constitution Hall
March 18 – Boston, MA – Agganis Arena
March 20 – New York, NY – Radio City Music Hall

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Keaton Jones Receives Support From Hip-Hop Community for His Anti-Bullying PSA

On Friday, Kimberly Jones shared a video on Facebook of her son Keaton delivering a tearful message to anyone else who is the victim of bullying.

For the record, Keaton asked to do this AFTER he had he me pick him up AGAIN because he was afraid to go to lunch. My kids are by no stretch perfect, & at home, he's as all boy as they come, but by all accounts he's good at school. Talk to your kids. I've even had friends of mine tell me they're kids were only nice to him to get him to mess with people. We all know how it feels to want to belong, but only a select few know how it really feels not to belong anywhere.

Keaton, who was picked up from school early by his mom because he was afraid to go to lunch, explains his own situation where kids make fun of him, and pour milk in his hair. The video has since gone viral and everyone from athletes from his home state of Tennessee to artists across the nation are showing their support for Jones. 

Tennessee Volunteers Tyler Byrd says he plans to visit Jones's school with some of his teammates on Tuesday. 

Tennessee Titans tight end Delanie Walker addressed the issue of bullying at school, and invited Keaton and his family to the Titans' game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on Dec. 31. 

Walker's teammate and offensive lineman Taylor Lewan wants to meet Keaton as well. 

UFC president Dana White personally invited Keaton to the company's headquarters in Las Vegas. 

Snoop Dogg tells Keaton that he's got “friend in me for life.” 

Plies not only wants to be his friend, he wants to send him something for Christmas. 

Cardi B makes sure to set everyone straight.

T.I. offers up some words of advice for Keaton.

Chris Brown practices some self-restraint after hearing Keaton's story.

Trae Tha Truth shows his support for Jones. 

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On today's episode, Beija and Tony talk about the mass shooting that took place in Las Vegas and the importance of stricter gun laws. Later, Courvoisier sends over a special cake to celebrate ASAP Rocky's birthday, and Tony shares an update on a few giveaways we have for the viewers. 

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Several leading gun manufacturers saw their stocks go up in the aftermath of one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history.

As of Monday morning, shares of Sturm Ruger were up about 6 percent, according to CNN, while shares of American Outdoor Brands, which is the company that used to be called Smith & Wesson, were up about 7 percent. Dick’s Sporting Goods' shares went up about 1 percent as well, with analysts citing the Las Vegas tragedy as part of the reason for the subtle spike.

So why in the world do some people feel better about investing in guns after what took place on Sunday night? Well, it seems gun stocks going up following mass shootings isn’t a new concept. The same thing has happened in the past in the immediate aftermath of the Pulse nightclub shooting in addition to other mass shootings. Stocks seem to go up because people believe these shootings could lead to stricter laws and regulations with regards to gun control, which would, in theory, lead more people to buy guns now while they still can.

But it’s worth noting that, while there is definitely a trend that has developed when it comes to gun stocks going up following mass shootings, the gun control laws that are on the books haven’t gotten any stricter in recent years. They've more or less stayed the same, which has led to an overall reduction in the number of guns sold recently with both Sturm Ruger and American Outdoor Brands reporting significant stock and revenue losses during their latest quarters. But that could, unfortunately, change in the coming months, as history has shown that people tend to lean towards buying guns rather than moving away from them in light of mass shootings.

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Don’t Fall for These Disgusting Hoaxes Being Spread About Las Vegas Massacre

A domestic terrorist shot and killed at least 58 people and injured 515 others during the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada Sunday night. The shooter, later identified by police as 64-year-old Stephen Paddock, reportedly killed himself before authorities entered his room at the nearby Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.

While the only nation where this regularly happens waits on our politicians to provide thoughts and prayers but no real solutions, some have taken up the tasteless task of intentionally spreading Vegas-related hoaxes purely for retweets.

On Twitter, a place whose founders are more concerned with giving us 280 fucking characters instead of shutting down shit like this, multiple far-right troll accounts have—once again—attempted to circulate images of comedian Sam Hyde:

Hyde, of course, is not the shooter and is in no way connected to the attack. As BuzzFeed's Ryan Broderick explained in his report Monday, Hyde is a frequent target of similar hoaxes in the wake of U.S. mass shootings, of which there are many.

Additionally, fabricated retweet requests alleging missing family members have also started popping up in the wake of the Vegas attack.

The operator of the @immyxrx account, who shared the first photo embedded above, told Mashable he intentionally spread misinformation (using a photo of porn star Johnny Sins) “for the retweets.” The account's profile picture was taken from YouTube product reviewer TheReportOfTheWeek, whose photos have been unwillingly used in previous post-shooting misinformation campaigns. The photo used by @cryinginside247, meanwhile, has been confirmed by the original poster to be a fabrication. The photo used in @pumaexiliado's tweet appears to have been taken from a report on a murder case in Mexico.

Additional hoaxes were reported but have since been removed, including one about Arsenal player Mesut Özil. At least one Twitter account has been temporarily restricted.

4chan trolls—who have created threads calling for the “control” of the narrative surrounding the Vegas shooting—have also started spreading additional claims, as Broderick reported early Monday.

Authorities are still investigating Sunday's shooting, which has already been declared the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

So who's to blame for the ease with which these hoaxes are able to spread? Twitter? Alex Jones cult members? Sheer idiocy? All of the above, really. And as we in America delve deeper and deeper into the post-truth era following the alleged election of someone who rarely goes 24 hours without spreading hate, lies, or both, we must remain vigilant.

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That buzz is about to get ratcheted all the way back up in the coming days, though, as it appears Simpson is on the verge of being released back into society. According to a Nevada prisons official who spoke with the Associated Press on Wednesday, Simpson could be released from the Lovelock Correctional Center as early as Monday. He has been at the facility for nine years now serving out a sentence stemming from an armed robbery conviction.

Before he’s released from custody, Simpson will actually be moved from Lovelock to High Desert State Prison just outside of Las Vegas, according to Nevada Department of Corrections spokeswoman Brooke Keast. He will then be allowed to leave that facility as a free man at some point, though prison officials are keeping the actual date and time of his release under wraps in an effort to avoid drawing media attention to the prison.

Simpson’s close friend Tom Scotto spoke with the AP and confirmed that Simpson will be released “shortly after” Oct. 1, but he declined to be any more specific than that. Once Simpson is freed, it’s unclear where he will go to live, but he's likely going to end up living somewhere in Florida.

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After the fledgling Champions Basketball League filed a $250 million lawsuit against the competing Big3 league for allegedly “poaching players and proprietary ideas,” the Big3 has fired back with its own legal action. The semi-pro, three-on-three league founded by Ice Cube and Jeff Kwatinetz filed a defamation lawsuit against the CBL Friday.

The friction appears to stem from participating players’ ability to play in both leagues, among other issues. In the original CBL suit, league officials claimed the Big3 defrauded them because players who participated in Big3 games were not allowed to also play in the CBL. The CBL alleged they were not allowed to start the season on time because players who previously agreed to play in both leagues were not allowed to do so by the Big3.

In a copy of the suit obtained by Deadspin, lawyers for the Big3 take issue with both the allegation of an agreement between the two leagues and Champions Basketball League CEO Carl George.

“In fact (1) there was never any agreement between the Big3 and the Champions League,” the suit reads in part. “The approximately three players who informed the Big3 of a prior dealing with the Champions League were permitted through an express provision in their contracts to have a non-exclusive relationship with the Big3.”

On August 26, the Big3 held an inaugural championship game in Las Vegas. At press time, the Champions Basketball League had yet again postponed a nebulous, projected launch date of the “summer of 2016.”

While the nuts and bolts of proving actual malice to a jury isn’t the most riveting read, the suit does reveal some potential news about the ever-growing crossover of sports and music.

The countersuit claims Champions League CEO George Carl wrote a letter to an unnamed recording artist claiming Snoop Dogg was the official CBL “celebrity commish,” and stars such as DJ Khaled, Floyd Mayweather and Tom Brady were directly affiliated with the league in some capacity.

You can view the entire lawsuit and read the full report at Deadspin

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