Today Joe Gibbs held a news conference and resigned from his Hall of Fame career with the Redskins. Just three days after a playoff loss ended an inspirational late-season run that followed the death of safety Sean Taylor. "I had real good visits with everybody, and at that point when I started back to D.C. and got on the plane that afternoon, I kind of had a real strong feeling in my heart of what I felt like I should do," Gibbs said. Redskins owner Dan Snyder tried to persuade him to stay , "I tried very, very hard to try to convince Joe not to retire," the owner said. "This is something none of us wanted to see happen. But all of us respect it and understand it." Candidates to replace him will be two former head coaches who have been members of his staff, Gregg Williams and Al Saunders. Former Pittsburgh coach Bill Cowher also could be a candidate. Gibbs’ final career totals: 171-101, including 17-7 in the playoffs, a career .629 winning percentage that ranks third all-time behind George Halas and Don Shula among coaches with more than 125 wins. Gibbswill likely remain with the franchise he is so closely associated with as a special adviser to owner Daniel Snyder Source
Posted by: Crackspace MTO is reporting that Venus Williams will marry her boyfriend Hank Kuehne , PGA Tour golfer, of one year. They are reportedly trying to keep their happy news out of the spotlight since she is getting ready for the Australian Open. Congratulations Venus and Hank !! WPTV, MTO, OTB
Posted by: Crackspace New York was spotted in the streets of what other city than NEW YORK strategizing with celebrity publicist Lizzie Grubman. New York is still wearing her engagement ring so the wedding must be on…. and from the looks of this pic Lizzie looks like shemightneed a sandwich cause she sure looks different from the good ole Hamptons days.
Posted by: Crackspace Its sure is nice to see Snoop and Shante holding it down. They are looking prettyclassic too! Holding hands at the Critics Choice Awards in LA.
by AF Eminem was rushed to Detroit hospital during the holidays. He was suffering from a severe heart condition and pneumonia. Rumors are that his weight has grown to over 200 lbs. He has since been released and is doing well.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced on Monday that the award show will be canceled. Instead, there will be a hour long press conference where the winner will receive there awards. The event will take place on Sunday, January 13th , 9PM EST, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
by AF Panasonic unveiled a 150-inch plasma screen at the International Consumer Electronics Show. It’s the world’s largest to date. The plasma features: -8.84 million pixel image resolution -screen is equivalent to nine 50-inch sets -viewing area of 11ft by 6.25 ft No word on the price, but Panasonic’s 103 inch version debuted at $70,000. They also announced that new Panasonic TV’s will will come with built in SD memory card slots so that all photos a person takes with their camera can be easilyshown on a TV.
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Christopher Lee McCuin, 25, from Texas called 911 on Saturday and told an emergency dispatcher he had killed Jana Shearer, 21, and was boiling her body parts at his mother’s home. When the authorities arrived, they saw her disfigured body, and some body parts were found boiling on the stove. Authorities are unclear if he consumed any parts, although they did find a fork sticking out of some flesh on a plate. He is being charged with capital of murder.
NY Magazine reports: “I’m done with that,” he says. It’s part of an effort to become more productive; GZA hasn’t produced a solid solo effort since 1995’s Liquid Swords. “I could have done so much more in the past,” he says. “I’d get up, roll a blunt at seven in the morning. If I played chess online, I wanted a blunt. If I read a book, I would smoke a blunt, and then I’m reading the same page like five times.” He stopped smoking two years ago, but then the Clan went on tour this summer, and he relapsed. “I don’t know one Clan member that doesn’t smoke weed,” he says. “In certain towns, people would just hand you weed.” He quit again when he realized his car smelled; now he makes guests smoke before they ride with him. As for increased productivity, he’s had another realization. “I’m just really, really laid-back-slash-lazy,” he says. “Last minute with everything. And now I can’t blame the weed.” Was this before or after 50 Cent went in on him? Either way, drugs are not for everyone.
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