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NBA Beef: Enes Kanter Calls Out LeBron James Over ‘Ridiculous’ COVID-19 Vaccine Comments

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NBA Beef: Enes Kanter Calls Out LeBron James Over ‘Ridiculous’ COVID-19 Vaccine Comments

The tension between the Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers has been ongoing for decades, and now, two players on the rival teams are involved in beef that has nothing to do with basketball.

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Okay, beef is a little strong, but there are definitely some big disagreements going on.

During an appearance on CNN over the weekend, Celtics baller Enes Kanter called out LeBron James for his stance–or lack thereof–on the COVID-19 vaccine. Kanter was questioned about the Lakers superstar’s decision to not urge other NBA players to get vaccinated, and he didn’t shy away from criticizing LeBron.

“When I heard it, I was very disappointed, and it’s ridiculous,” Enes said. “Obviously, LeBron James, he’s one of the faces of the league, and he should be the first one to go out there and say, ‘Listen, everyone. I got the vaccine, and I’m encouraging everyone, my community, everyone, basketball fans, non-basketball fans and sports fans are just going out there and get this vaccine, so we can save other lives.’”

Kanter continued, “When I heard that, I just couldn’t believe it. But I hope he can educate himself about this vaccination and inspire and encourage other people around him.”

These comments from Enes Kanter come just a few days after James revealed that he was initially skeptical about getting the shot, but after doing his own research, he made sure that he and his family got vaccinated. He went on to say that he did not want to be a “public advocate” for the coronavirus vaccine.

“I think everyone has their own choice to do what they feel is right for themselves and their family,” LeBron told reporters at the time. “We’re talking about individual bodies. We’re not talking about something political or racism or police brutality. I don’t think I personally should get involved in what other people do for their bodies and livelihoods.”

At this point in time, 95% of NBA players are vaccinated, but that other 5% isn’t going down without a fight.

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Lindsay Ell & Everette Take Their ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ Cover From TikTok To The Studio

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Lindsay Ell & Everette Take Their ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around’ Cover From TikTok To The Studio

After Lindsay Ell duetted with Everette on TikTok with a cover of ‘Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around,’ the artists teamed up to record a video of the song together — and we have the exclusive premiere!

Lindsay Ell and Everette (comprised of Brent Rupard and Anthony Olympia) have officially teamed up to release a stunning cover of Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty’s “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around.” The trio got together in the studio to record the cover, and HollywoodLife is EXCLUSIVELY premiering the video of their collaboration. Lindsay, Brent and Anthony all play guitar while singing their vocals for the track. The video features Lindsay singing solo, as well as by the microphone with the guys for a sing-along.

This collaboration came about after the artists teamed up on TikTok. Everette released a video of themselves singing the song, asking fans to “duet with [them]” on the track, and Lindsay happily joined in. Afterward, they decided to take things a step further and actually record a full version together.

Lindsay Ell and Everette recording their cover in the studio. (BBR Music Group)

“Lindsay is a rockstar,” Everette told HollywoodLife EXCLUSIVELY. “After she duetted our video on TikTok, we knew we had to take this to the next level and hit up the studio. It was an amazing moment behind the microphones getting to hear our guitars and voices together.” Lindsay added, “I’ve always been such an Everette fan. Their harmonies, their sound, it’s truly unique. When I got an opportunity to sing Stevie Nicks and Tom Petty with them, it was an absolute no brainer.”

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Everette is currently on the road with Sara Evans for her Blue Christmas tour. The guys will make their Opry debut on Jan. 29, 2022, as well. Meanwhile, Lindsay recently released another collaboration when she teamed up with American Idol winner, Chayce Beckham, for the song “Can’t Do Without Me.” This year, she hosted the Canadian Country Music Awards and is hosting Canada’s Got Talent. Lindsay released her most recent album, Heart Theory, in 2020, as well.

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Two Democrats Vote With GOP to Reject Biden’s Vaccine Mandates on Businesses

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Two Democrats Vote With GOP to Reject Biden’s Vaccine Mandates on Businesses

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Two Democrats crossed the aisle to rebuke the Biden administration’s vaccine mandates on businesses with over 100 employees.

Senators Joe Manchin (W.Va.) and Jon Tester (Mont.) joined all Republicans in a vote of 52-48 to pass a Senate resolution repealing vaccine mandates on private businesses on Wednesday.

Sen. Manchin had previously said he was against vaccine mandates on private businesses.

And Sen. Tester said, while he is in favor of the mRNA vaccine, a mandate on private businesses would hurt the economy.

Last night’s vote was the first congressional rebuke of Pres. Joe Biden’s vaccine mandates. He has also lost several key federal court decisions.

The House needs 218 signatures to force a floor vote, and Biden has promised to veto any Congressional effort to repeal his vaccine mandates.

Sen. Mike Braun, (R-Ind), who introduced the resolution, said Biden had no authority to impose the requirements on private businesses.

“This bipartisan vote is a crystal clear message to the @WhiteHouse: Back off, and stop this crazy federal overreach immediately,” he tweeted.

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Tags: mRNA vaccines, political news, President Joe Biden, Senate vote, vaccine mandates

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Alyssa Scott Mourns Her & Nick Cannon’s Son Zen In Touching New Tribute: ‘You Kept Me Going’

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Alyssa Scott Mourns Her & Nick Cannon’s Son Zen In Touching New Tribute: ‘You Kept Me Going’

After having a few days to process the death of her five-month-old son, Zen Cannon, Alyssa Scott took to Instagram to write a lengthy tribute to the adorable youngster.

Alyssa Scott is continuing to grieve after losing her five-month-old son, Zen Cannon, to a brain tumor. On Dec. 8, three days after Zen’s sad death, Alyssa took to Instagram to share a new video tribute to the infant, who she shares with Nick Cannon. She posted a video montage of Zen, featuring footage of him at home and in the hospital. In one clip, Alyssa’s daughter (from a previous relationship) reads to her baby brother. Another shot shows Alyssa cradling the little one on the beach, as well as in the bathtub.

Along with the videos, Alyssa also posted a heartbreaking message to share her grief. “The soreness I felt in my arm from holding you is slowly fading away,” Alyssa wrote. “It’s a painful reminder that you are no longer here. I caught myself looking in the backseat as I was driving only to see the mirror no longer reflecting your perfect face back at me. When I close a door too loudly, I hold my breath and wince knowing a soft cry will shortly folow. It doesn’t come. The silence is deafening.”

Alyssa praised Zen for battling so hard during his five months of life. “You kept me going,” she added. “It would be the middle of the night and you would smile at me. A Surge of energy would fill my body and pure joy would radiate from within me. We were a team, both determined to see it through. It feels unbearable running without you now. I can’t. And in this moment I feel myself being carried. By your sister…by God. By complete strangers encouraging me not to give up. It has been an honor and privilege being your mommy…I will love you for eternity.”

Zen was Nick’s seventh child. He shared the news of Zen’s death during an episode of his talk show on Dec. 7 after previously keeping the infant’s health issues private. Nick revealed that Zen was diagnosed with his tumor at just two months old and had previously had surgery to drain fluid from his brain. He broke down in tears as he shared the story of what happened to his youngest child.

Meanwhile, Alyssa posted several videos of Zen to her Instagram Story after Nick publicly revealed the news of his death. However, this is the first full tribute she wrote to her son on social media.

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