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Jason Kidd is certainly living up to his name. Super early Sunday morning just before 2:00 AM the new Knick was arrested for a DWI. He crashed his 2010 Escalade in an accident that happened close to his house in the Hamptons.
The good news is that he nor anyone else were seriously injured. At age 39, he just signed a 3 year deal with the Knicks for $9.5 million dollars. Not only did he jeopardize that but also the lives of everyone else on the road. When TMZ first reported the incident they described Kidd as “Incredibly drunk”. He hit a pole and veered into the woods.
Kidd was reportedly at a benefit held at a private Hampton’s estate hosted by NeYo to honor George Lucas. After the event they went to the chi-chi SL East club. They say that he was partying so much that he was literally hanging from a light fixture before it broke and had to be carried out of a local Hamptons night club. They also say that friends tried to stop him from getting behind the wheel but he insisted and left alone.
TVST => Friends really don’t let friends drink and drive. Seriously. Here’s a tip, when a guy is that drunk, get the car keys and then pretend to lose them. They can’t get mad at an accident. Then promise to come back in the morning and help them find it. Works everytime. The alternative is what we have here….or worse.
After Kidd was treated for his injuries at Southampton Hospital he was arraigned on a misdemeanor DWI.
These legal issues might actually force the Knicks to match, what Carmelo Anthony referred to as a “Ridiculous Offer” from the Rockets for Jeremy Lin, and I agree. However in light of this recent situation and impending legal troubles that will haunt Kidd in the upcoming months, the Knicks should just blow the salary cap and keep Lin. I realize that he’s an unproven, over rated expense, but he is also an International Superstar and should put some asses in the seats. At least until they can figure something else out.Read more...
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Ryan Seacrest and Matt Lauer had everyone wondering if Seacrest was actually going to replace Lauer when in fact Seacrest was just announcing that he would be joining the NBC team to host the 2012 Olympics. While Matt joked with Seacrest regarding a take over, he knew in the back of his mind that that was far from the truth.
DETAILS OF MATT’S NEW CONTRACT
Matt’s new salary is almost double his current $17 million. Matt Lauer will be paid a staggering $30 million per year to remain as head anchor for NBC. (The New York Post reports $25 Million)
The new contract also covers Matt’s commute from the Hamptons and he only has to do 4 days per week.
MATT SAYS, NO MORE CURRY!
..and we are not talking about curry chicken my friends. We are talking about Ann Curry. According to TMZ Matt does not want her to be his co-host on the Today show. The rumor is that part of his new contract was the promise of a new co-host. Ann Curry has been in her roll for less than a year, replacing Meredith Vieira.
Steve Capus, NBC’s new Head man in charge, denies that Lauer’s contract contains any such clause.
“I’m the guy who signed the contract, Any suggestion of any provision of co-anchor is categorically untrue.”
What is known for sure is that since Curry’s take over the ratings have been on a steady decline. The Today show used to smash Good morning America by 851,000 viewers, now it’s lead has been trimmed to 552,000 in less then a year. This is a trend that Steve Capus will have to put an end to. Since Lauer is back, changing something to stop the trend would suggest a new co-host is likely.
So with a sigh of release, I can at least say, “Seacrest is OUT!”.
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