Woodlawn Post http://woodlawnpost.com The Best In Global Business And Entertainment News Sat, 21 Sep 2019 19:57:04 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.14 Jennifer Lopez Hits Versace Runway In legendary Grammys Dress http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/21/jennifer-lopez-hits-versace-runway-in-updated-version-of-grammys-dress/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/21/jennifer-lopez-hits-versace-runway-in-updated-version-of-grammys-dress/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 18:54:11 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30303 MILAN, Italy — Jennifer Lopez made a surprise appearance at the Versace Spring-Summer 2020 fashion show in Milan Friday (Sept. 20).

The Hustlers star hit the stage in a remake of the legendary Versace dress that she wore to the Grammys nearly two decades ago.

Lopez first donned the sheer floral barely there Versace dress at the 42nd annual Grammy awards which she attended with Diddy, who was her boyfriend at the time.

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New Video: Tiësto feat. Mabel – God Is A Dancer http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/21/new-video-tiesto-feat-mabel-god-is-a-dancer/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/21/new-video-tiesto-feat-mabel-god-is-a-dancer/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:54:06 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30293 BREDA, Netherlands — Tiesto unveils the official video for “God Is A Dancer” featuring Mabel.

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Patriots Release WR Antonio Brown http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/21/patriots-release-wr-antonio-brown/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/21/patriots-release-wr-antonio-brown/#respond Sat, 21 Sep 2019 12:36:42 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30290 FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — The New England Patriots announced that they have released WR Antonio Brown.

Brown, 31, was signed by New England on Sept. 9, 2019. The 5-foot-10, 185-pounder is a veteran of nine NFL seasons with the Pittsburgh Steelers (2010-18). Brown originally entered the NFL as a sixth-round draft pick (195th overall) of Pittsburgh out of Central Michigan in the 2010 NFL Draft. He was traded by Pittsburgh to Oakland on March 13, 2019 and released by Oakland on Sept. 7, 2019.

Brown has played in 131 games with 103 starts and totaled 841 receptions for 11,263 yards and 75 touchdown receptions. He also has 32 rushing attempts for 124 yards, 186 punt returns for 1,759 yards and four touchdowns and 47 kickoff returns for 1,173 yards and one touchdown. He has played in 10 postseason games with six starts, tallying 51 receptions for 837 yards and four touchdowns.

Additionally, New England has signed LB Scooby Wright to the practice squad and released DL Gerri Green from the practice squad.

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Paris Hilton shares Memories of Barron Hilton http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/paris-hilton-shares-memories-of-barron-hilton/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/paris-hilton-shares-memories-of-barron-hilton/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 23:11:54 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30298 LOS ANGELES, California — Paris Hilton shared memories of grandfather, famous hotelier and philanthropist Barron Hilton who passed away this week at his home in Los Angeles.

In a social media post, Paris Hilton, posted her fond memories of her grandfather — who passed away of natural causes at the age of 91.

His son, Steven M. Hilton, who serves as chairman of the board at the Hilton Foundation, said the family is mourning the loss of a remarkable man.

“My father was a loving husband to our mother, Marilyn, a wonderful role model to his eight children, a loyal and generous friend, visionary businessman, respected leader and a passionate sportsman. He lived a life of great adventure and exceptional accomplishment.”

Barron Hilton will pass on the $1.2 billion windfall from the sale of Hilton Hotels Corp. — his family’s philanthropic foundation, according to CNN.

Barron Hilton, was born in Dallas on October 23, 1927. He moved with his father, Conrad N. Hilton, to Los Angeles in 1937 and started off his hospitality career as a teen by parking cars for hotel guests.

Prior to joining the family business, Hilton spent two decades making a name for himself as an entrepreneur. He purchased the Los Angeles distributorship for Vita-Pakt Citrus Products and founded McDonald Oil Co., Air Finance Corporation, the Carte Blanche Credit Card and the Chargers of the American Football League. The Chargers won five divisional titles and one AFL Championship during his six years as president of the club. He was also instrumental in forging the merger with the National Football League that created the Super Bowl.

In 1966, the board of Hilton Hotels Corporation asked him to succeed his father as president and chief executive officer, provided he relinquish his football responsibilities. He sold controlling interest in the club for $10 million, a record at the time for any professional sports franchise. For the next 30 years, Barron Hilton was known for creating shareholder value and expanding through innovative real estate transactions, including franchising and a bold move into the Las Vegas gaming market. From 1966 to 1996, he transformed the company and generated an average annual rate of return to shareholders of 15% with dividends.


The Foundation is led by his successor, president and chief executive officer Peter Laugharn.


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Steph Curry, Lillard Commit to 2020 Olympics http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/steph-curry-commits-to-2020-olympics/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/steph-curry-commits-to-2020-olympics/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:50:07 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30281 SAN FRANCISCO, California — Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry in an interview with ESPN’s Rachel Nichols, says he’s committed to playing for the team next year. I

It would mark the former two-time Kia MVP’s first appearance on the Olympic basketball stage.

“That is the plan, for sure,” Curry said, per ESPN’s Nick Friedell. “You know, obviously knock on wood, you don’t want any injuries or things like that to interfere.

“Definitely wanna go. I’ve never been on the Olympic team. I’ve been on two World Cup championship gold-medal teams. But the Olympics is the experience that I want. And next year will hopefully be it.”

Curry has participated with Team USA as a member of the FIBA World Cup championship-winning teams in 2010 and ’14.

All-Star guard of the Western Conference Portland Trail Blazers’ Damian Lillard also committed to play in 2020.

The 2020 Olympic Games will be held in Tokyo, Japan.

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Airbnb says its going public in 2020 http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/airbnb-says-its-going-public-in-2020/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/airbnb-says-its-going-public-in-2020/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:29:45 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30277 SAN FRANCISCO, California — Airbnb Inc. said Thursday it plans to go public in 2020. The company disclosed the news in a brief statement.

The San Francisco-based Airbnb which was launched in 2008, was valued at $31 billion last year, according to Renaissance Capital, which researches IPOs.

Airbnb started to become a reality when its Co-founders Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia needed some extra cash, so they put three air mattresses on their apartment floor and set up a website promising a place to sleep and a free breakfast.

They named their new venture AirBed and Breakfast.

Since then, Airbnb has grown into one of the world’s largest home-sharing platforms, rivaled only by Booking.com. Six guests check into an Airbnb every second, the company says. Airbnb has more than 7 million listings in 100,000 cities worldwide. Nearly 1,000 cities have more than 1,000 Airbnb listings. In 2011, only 12 cities did.




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Kanye West Tops Forbes’ List of Highest Paid Hip-Hop Acts http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/kanye-west-tops-forbes-list-of-highest-paid-hip-hop-acts/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/kanye-west-tops-forbes-list-of-highest-paid-hip-hop-acts/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 15:12:47 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30274 NEW YORK, New York — Kanye West leapfrogged into the No.1 position on the Forbes’ highest paid hip-hop act for the first time in his career.

While his adidas partnership is expected to top $1.5 billion in sales this year, West has pulled in an estimated amount of $150 million this past year.

Jay-Z, who became Forbes first hip-hop artist to mark the $1 Billion threshold, brought in an estimated $81 million at No. 2 on this year’s list.

Drake, landed at NO. 3 with $75 million, while Diddy takes the No. 4 spot with $70 million thanks to his lucrative deal with Diageo’s Ciroc vodka.

Travis Scott comes in at No. 5 with $58 million and Eminem at No. 6 ($50 million).

The top 10 also includes DJ Khaled (No. 7, $40 million), Kendrick Lamar (No. 8, $38.5 million), Migos (No. 9, $36 million), and Childish Gambino (No. 10, $35 million).

Nicki Minaj places No. 12 with $29 million, with Cardi B at No. 13 with $28 million.

The top 20 list for 2019, which was unveiled on Thursday (Sept. 19), charted pre-tax income from June 2018 through June of this year.

Check out the entire list over at Forbes.

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New Video: DaBaby – Intro http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/new-video-dababy-intro/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/20/new-video-dababy-intro/#respond Fri, 20 Sep 2019 14:42:00 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30271 CHARLOTTE, North Carolina — DaBaby dishes out bars on his latest visual for, “Intro.”

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Detroit Pistons sign free agent Joe Johnson http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/19/detroit-pistons-sign-free-agent-joe-johnson/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/19/detroit-pistons-sign-free-agent-joe-johnson/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 23:53:19 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30286 DETROIT, Michigan — The Detroit Pistons announced today that the team has signed free agent guard/forward Joe Johnson. Per team policy, terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Johnson, 6-7, 240, is a 17-year NBA veteran with career averages of 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 34.7 minutes in 1,276 NBA games. Drafted 10th overall in the 2001 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics, Johnson averaged 20-plus points in five straight seasons (2005-10) as a member of the Atlanta Hawks. He’s also averaged double-digit scoring in 15 of his 17 seasons. A seven-time NBA All-Star, Johnson has averaged 15.2 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 120 career postseason games. In addition to the Celtics and Hawks, he’s also played for the Phoenix Suns, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets.

Most recently, Johnson played in the 2019 Big3 where he led the league in scoring (21.9 ppg) and assists (3.9 apg) and was named MVP. He also led his team, the Triplets, to the Big3 title and made the game-winning 3-pointer in the championship game.

A native of Little Rock, AR, Johnson played collegiately at the University of Arkansas for two seasons and averaged 15.0 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 53 games for the Razorbacks.

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New Video: Akon – Benjamin http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/19/new-video-akon-benjamin/ http://woodlawnpost.com/2019/09/19/new-video-akon-benjamin/#respond Thu, 19 Sep 2019 14:14:54 +0000 http://woodlawnpost.com/?p=30263 SENEGAL — Akon rolls out another visual ahead of his upcoming Konnect project, with Benjamin. Konnect arrives on October 25.

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