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Hulk Hogan Removed From WWE Website After N-Word Audio Surfaces

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The WWE, which made Terry Bollea famous, took down the majority of mentions and video of Hogan from its website and stores Thursday after it was revealed he used the N-word several times in a 2012 radio interview.

Hogan was removed from the WWE Hall of Fame page and all of his merchandise was taken down from WWEShop.com, Wrestling News Source reported.

The move by the WWE apparently came in response to a 2012 radio interview between Hogan and DJ Whoo Kid, where Hogan described conversations between fellow WWE wrestler Booker T.

 

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“Well, Booker T used to do that to me, and every time I pull up YouTube there’s that famous thing with Booker T and his brother is there and they’re all talking trash, and Booker T says, ‘I’m coming for ya Hogan, you nigger’–and not ‘nigga,’ he goes ‘nigger,’” Hogan said.

He used the term several more times, asking why it’s OK for black people to use the N-word but not him.

21 Of The Best Vegan Places To Eat In Los Angeles

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Where: 8905 Melrose Ave., West Hollywood, CA 90069 (West Hollywood)

Why it’s worth it: Because the butternut squash quesadillas will change your life.

Where: 10820 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA 91604 (Studio City)

Why it’s worth it: For the creamiest, cheesiest vegan mac & cheese.

Where: 7751 ½ Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Fairfax)

Why it’s worth it: For the vegan falafel, of course.

Where: 5107 York Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90042 (Highland Park)

Why it’s worth it: For the unique combinations with vegan options.

Where: 4449 Prospect Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90027 (Los Feliz)

Why it’s worth it: For the vegan cheese and delicious toppings.

Where: 8101 Beverly Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90048 (Beverly Grove)

Why it’s worth it: Because the avocado curry will make your vegan food dreams a reality.

Where: 4319 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90029 (Silver Lake)

Why it’s worth it: For the bomb AF nachos.

Where: 3818 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Silver Lake)

Why it’s worth it: Because they have a delicious brunch selection, including these vegan huevos rancheros.

Where: 114 N. Market St., Inglewood, CA 90301 (Inglewood)

Why it’s worth it: Because the decadent soul food platter is everything you’ve ever wanted.

Where: 712 N. Heliotrope Dr., Los Angeles, CA 90029 (East Hollywood)

Why it’s worth it: Because they’re constantly updating ice cream flavors so there’s always something new to try.

Where: 1114 Gayley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90024 (Westwood)

Why it’s worth it: Vegan BACON cheeseburger.

Where: 8284 Melrose Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90046 (Beverly Grove)

Why it’s worth it: For a delightfully fancy vegan cuisine — and a fantastic brunch spot.

Where: 2703 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Silver Lake)

Why it’s worth it: For the tasty chicken-less orange chick’n.

Where: 12406 Washington Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90066 (Culver City)

Why it’s worth it: Because this vegan sushi is everything you never knew you needed.

Where: 10438 National Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90034 (Palms)

Why it’s worth it: For the incredibly delicious spicy mint noodles.

Where: 11266 Ventura Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 91604 (Studio City)

Why it’s worth it: For the unique and colorful blackened cauliflower dish.

Where: 639 N. Larchmont Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90004 (Larchmont)

Why it’s worth it: Lots of healthy greens and funky food mashups.

Where: 1700 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 (Echo Park)

Why it’s worth it: Because the pesto ravioli is phenomenal.

Where: 414 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90048 (Beverly Grove)

Why it’s worth it: For these completely LOADED not-chos.

Where: 3655 S. Grand Ave., Ste. C2, Los Angeles, CA 90007 (Historic South-Central)

Why it’s worth it: For the flavorful vegan Ethiopian food.

Where: 4222 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90019 (Mid-City)

Why it’s worth it: For a wide arrange of filling vegan wraps and sandwiches.

Screen Test by Highsnobiety | Amina Blue

Date: Summer 2015
Location: New York City
Subject: Amina Blue
Age: 22
Profession: Model

Photographer: Matt Adam
Shooting since: May 2014
Career highlights: comefeelme.tumblr.com, C-Heads magazine, Nakidmagazine (digital), i-D magazine, Oyster magazine, Nextdoormodel print, Undisposable print, Versace sneaker campaign, YEEZY Season 1

Nappy Roots’ Prophet Enlists ‘Catfish’ to Help Him Find True Love: Watch

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Nappy Roots member Prophet is using MTV’s Catfish team to help him on his search for true love.

In a sneak-peek video, the rapper said he has been trying to make a comeback — and with that comes a presence on social media. He met Trinity online, but he wants to make sure she is the real deal.

Backbeat: Nappy Roots Stop By Billboard, Talk ‘Nappy Dot Org’

Nev Schulman and Max Joseph are teaming up in Wednesday night’s (July 22) episode of Catfish to help Prophet figure out if Trinity really is the model she claims to be.

All in all, Prophet is just a simple man who wants to find someone he can share his life with. Check out how he feels about Trinity in the video below, and tune in to MTV at 10 p.m. ET on Wednesday night to see how their relationship ends up.

Music’s Most Powerful Attorneys: From Litigation to Performing Rights, Radio to General Counsel

All it takes for a hit career is the right mix of melodies and lyrics — and lawyers.

Never has the role of legal advisers in the music business been more crucial, as opportunities for the use of an artist’s songs expands with new ­business models — and complaints about the ­misuse of copyrights wind up in court.

In the past year, disputes over music rights have grabbed public attention and headlines in the mainstream press, whether inside the courtroom (the $5.3 million “Blurred Lines” verdict) or on social media (Taylor Swift‘s challenges to Spotify and Apple Music).

Disputes like these fill the days of the 26 ­lawyers in this report — chosen for negotiating the hottest opportunities for music’s biggest stars and the newsworthiness of their recent actions — ­including in-house counsel, talent representatives and litigators.

GENERAL COUNSEL

JEFFREY HARLESTON, 54
General counsel, executive vp business and legal affairs, North America, Universal Music Group

Harleston is the top lawyer at the world’s ­largest music company, where he’s a 22-year veteran and right hand to UMG chairman/CEO Lucian Grainge. A music dealmaker at heart — he personally handled Tori Kelly‘s pact with Capitol Records — Harleston lately has been focused on streaming and data deals, such as UMG’s January partnership with Havas Group to form Global Music Data Alliance. “I call them ‘deals of first impression,’ ” he says, “meaning it’s something we’ve never done before. It’s all being created from whole cloth.” As the Boston native and father of four continues to hammer out UMG’s digital future, he says the music industry must regain its “swagger” from the tech firms by coming together: “We’re spending far too much time bickering among ourselves.” In February, he was honored by the John M. Langston Bar Association, the African-American bar association in Los Angeles, as its attorney of the year. “To be recognized by [my] peer group was really special for me.”

Greatest Career Accomplishment: Building a UMG legal team that’s “smart, strong [and the most] diverse in skill set, race and gender that you’ll find in the industry.”

 

PAUL ROBINSON, 57
Executive vp/general counsel, Warner Music Group

WMG may be the third-ranked label group in market share, but thanks to Robinson’s efforts under CEO Stephen F. Cooper, it’s often the first major to ink deals with streaming services — SoundCloud, Apple Music and Vessel among them. Improving transparency for digital payouts among WMG artists is a priority, too, following the company’s $11.5 million settlement for a class action lawsuit, led by Sister Sledge, over digital download royalties, and its newly announced policies to ensure full accountability for streaming payments. “I was one of the architects of that policy, and something I’m very proud of,” he says. Robinson, a 20-year veteran of WMG who lives in suburban Manhasset, N.Y., declares: “We always need to be on the same side of the page as our artists.”

Greatest Recent Accomplishment: ”The Apple [Music] deal. Our team worked all through the night [before the service's June 30 launch] to get that finished. So we all have high hopes that Apple will be a great competitor in this space and turbo-charge the paid subscription model.”

 

JULIE SWIDLER, 57
Executive vp business affairs/general counsel, Sony Music Entertainment

New music services can be made or broken by the involvement of Sony Music’s roster, and Swidler has spent the past year finalizing deals with Tidal, Apple Music and YouTube’s forthcoming Music Key, as well as yanking Sony songs from SoundCloud while the service finalizes its monetization strategy. This summer she has seen Jamaican reggae artist OMI climb the Billboard Hot 100 with “Cheerleader,” a result of the 2013 deal she cut between Sony and Patrick Moxley’s Ultra Records. Swidler — who cuts job stress by swimming “anywhere I can: a pool, lake or ocean” — credits Sony Music CEO Doug Morris for her continued drive. “He is such a fierce competitor that it makes our company very competitive,” she says. Her latest task? Making weekly trips to Sony Nashville — home to artists from newcomer Chase Rice to veteran Trisha Yearwood – where she was helping lead Sony Nashville prior to the July 8 appointment of Randy Goodman as the label’s new chairman/CEO.

Hardest Business Lesson Learned: ”Flexibility, ­flexibility, flexibility. I could wake up and think I am going to work on five things and then come to work and be faced with some other emergency.”

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