Ex-NBA star Lamar Odom has announced his engagement to girlfriend Sabrina Parr.
“Introducing my new fiancé,” Odom wrote on Instagram with a picture of the pair after he popped the question. “Soon to be Mrs. Parr-Odom. She’s the ONE!!!” Parr flashed her engagement ring on her own Instagram page, writing, “I SAID YES!!!!”
Odom, 40, and Parr, 32, a health and life coach, made their relationship official in August. Odom was famously married to reality star Khloe Kardashian just about a month after they began dating in 2009. The two split in 2013, but Kardashian delayed the divorce to take care of Odom following his near-fatal 2015 overdose. They finalized the divorce in 2016.
After a series of tweets blasting Apple’s new credit card for alleged gender discrimination, New York’s Department of Financial Services is launching an investigation. The Apple Card was launched in partnership with Goldman Sachs earlier this year. It uses an algorithm to assign credit limits, but many online pointed out it may favor men over women.
Goldman Sachs has issued a new statement on the matter, saying: “we have not and never will make decisions based on factors like gender. In fact, we do not know your gender or marital status during the Apple Card application process,” the statement reads. “Some of our customers have told us they received lower credit lines than they expected. In many cases, this is because their existing credit cards are supplemental cards under their spouse’s primary account — which may result in the applicant having limited personal credit history. Apple Card’s credit decision process is not aware of your marital status at the time of the application.”
In a series of tweets that went viral, David Heinemeier Hansson, a Danish software engineer, wrote that he received a credit limit from the Apple card that was 20 times higher than his wife – even though his wife’s credit score was higher than his. The Apple Card’s customer support blamed their algorithm. Scores of people on Twitter responded to Hansson’s tweets saying the same thing happened to them — including Apple’s co-founder Steve Wozniak.
Top Pentagon official Laura Cooper, who oversees U.S. policy regarding Ukraine, told House impeachment investigators last month that President Donald Trump directed the relevant agencies to freeze aid to Ukraine over the summer,.
According to a transcript of her testimony released Monday before three House committees, Cooper testified that she and other Pentagon officials had answered questions about the Ukraine assistance in the middle of June. Cooper, according to the transcript of her testimony, described the hold as “unusual.” She said that she attended a meeting on July 23, where “this issue” of Trump’s “concerns about Ukraine and Ukraine security assistance” came up. She said the president’s concerns were conveyed by acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney.
The freeze on military aid to Ukraine is a crucial part of the Democratic attempt to prove that the president sought a quid pro quo with Ukraine.
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver Charles Rogers died late Sunday at just 38 years old. Rogers, the second pick of the 2003 NFL draft out of Michigan State University, played for the Lions for three seasons, but recorded just 15 games due to repeated injuries.
Rogers was a standout rookie, during which he caught 22 passes for 243 yards and three touchdowns during his first five games in 2003. However, his NFL career never took off. He broke his collarbone twice, and told the Lansing State Journal in 2017 he became addicted to Vicodin when he was with the Lions. He also had issues with alcohol and marijuan, saying he smoked marijuana every day at Michigan State and during his NFL career.
Boston Celtics’ forward Gordon Hayward suffered a fractured left hand against the San Antonio Spurs over the weekend, and will be evaluated by a specialist this week.
Hayward was averaging 20.3 points, 7.9 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game, and was making his way back from his ankle injury he suffered at the beginning of the 2017-18 season.
Hayward is making $32,700,690 this season. He has a player option worth $34,187,085 for next season. Last season, Hayward averaged 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.4 assists while shooting 46.6 percent from the field, 33.3 percent from beyond the arc and 83.4 percent from the free-throw line.
“Fresh Off the Boat” has been canceled by ABC after six seasons.
ABC entertainment president Karey Burke said in a statement: “We couldn’t be prouder of this game-changing show and the impact it has had on our cultural landscape. The success of ‘Fresh Off the Boat’ has helped pave the way for inclusion throughout the industry. Nahnatchka Khan and her brilliant creative team have created an unforgettable series with an Asian-American family front and center, something that hadn’t been done in two decades. The cast, led by Randall Park and Constance Wu, is one of the finest and funniest on television. We’ll miss the Huang family and are eternally grateful for the incredibly heartfelt stories they have told these past six seasons.”
“Fresh Off the Boat” debuted in 2015 and is loosely based on Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name. The series depicts a young Huang and his Taiwanese-American family in Florida in the 1990s.
The show will end with an hour-long finale on Friday, Feb. 21 at 8 p.m.
Miley Cyrus is recovering after undergoing vocal cord surgery, and the singer is on vocal rest per her doctors’ orders. An issue was discovered last month when the 26-year-old Cyrus was hospitalized for tonsillitis and she was advised to have the surgery before the end of the year.
She has since been released from the hospital, but according to sources Cyrus will be recovering for several weeks and will need to refrain from talking and singing for the time being. Cyrus had previously noted that she was on vocal rest following her tonsillitis procedure last month.
A three-day search for a California hiker ended when he was found dead on top of a glacier in Sequoia and Kings National Park. Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, was reported missing Monday evening when he didn’t return home after a hike. Investigators found his body Thursday at the top of the Darwin Glacier, which is near the base of Mount Darwin. Stringer had just recently bought hiking equipment and took mountaineering course, and did not tell anyone his hiking plans or potential routes. His vehicle was found shortly after midnight Tuesday morning, authorities said.
The Sequoia and Kings National Park is conducting the investigation and the recovery of his body, according to the sheriff’s office.
Kaiser Permanente has confirmed that their chief executive and chairman, Bernard J. Tyson, died in his sleep early Sunday at age 60. His cause of death is unclear.
Tyson succeeded George Halvorson as chief executive in 2013 and had led the health care corporation for the last six years. Tyson was the company’s first black chief executive since it was founded in 1945. In its statement, Kaiser Permanente described Tyson as an “outstanding leader, visionary and champion for high-quality, affordable health care.”
Tyson spent 34 years with Kaiser Permanente in various roles, including as a hospital administrator, according to his company biography. He received a bachelor’s degree in health service management from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and held a number of roles in the community.
Detroit Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford was ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears with fractured bones in his back. Stafford started a team-record 136 consecutive regular-season games, which until the missed game this Sunday was the 2nd-longest active start streak in the NFL, just behind Philip Rivers. Stafford also held the 6th-longest all-time start streak behind Brett Favre, Rivers, Eli Manning, Peyton Manning and Matt Ryan. The next closest was Joe Flacco with 122 consecutive starts.
Before Sunday’s game, Lions general manager Bob Quinn made a brief statement about Stafford but declined additional questions. Stafford practiced on Friday, but doctors wanted him to undergo additional testing on the back. Jeff Driskel, who started five games for the Cincinnati Bengals last season, made his sixth career start Sunday in place of Stafford. As of press time, Stafford’s injury is considered week-to-week.