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The Summer Olympics Are Coming To America

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August 1, 2017
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The Summer Olympics Are Coming To America!

The Summer Olympics are coming to America in 2028! Yesterday, international Olympic leaders made the announcement.

L.A is thrilled with the news because at first, the Olympic Committee wanted to award the games to Paris & Los Angles – making them share the TV coverage.  Instead, Paris will host the Summer Olympics in 2024 and L.A. will host in 2028.

This will be L.A.’s third time hosting the Olympics after previously hosting in 1932 and 1984.

 

Casey Affleck's Wife Files for Divorce

Just as Ben Affleck’s brother, Casey, was getting some great traction with his acting career, his personal life has taken a dive. 

Casey Affleck’s wife, Summer Phoenix, has filed for divorce.

Summer is also an actress – and just happens to be Joaquin Phoenix‘s little sister.  In the divorce papers she is asking for joint physical & legal custody of their 2 children, as well as alimony.

The divorce isn’t all that surprising considering the couple separated in November of 2015 and publicly announced their split in March.  They had been together 16 years (and married for 10 years).  They released a statement calling the divorce “amicable.”

 

The Chicago Cubs Gave Steve Bartman a World Series Ring 

The Chicago Cubs just made an epic gesture to Steve Bartman

He's the fan who was unfairly blamed for the Cubs' playoff collapse 14 years ago, when he reached for a foul ball, preventing Cubs outfielder Moisés Alou from catching it.

The team gave Steve an official 2016 World Series ring with HIS name 'Bartman' engraved on it.  Cubs owner Tom Ricketts said he hoped it would provide closure. 

Steve had immediately disappeared from public life after the incident, probably because he was getting death threats and other types of harassment.  He never gave interviews or made any attempt to acknowledge or cash-in on his notoriety. 

He repeatedly declined the team's attempts to make amends, turning down tickets, appearances, and other recognitions.  But Steve IS accepting the ring, and surprisingly he even released a public statement, saying how deeply moved and honored to receive the ring.