This is unbelievable!
The Washington Redskins are trying to preserve the trademark for their highly offensive nickname, and the NFL team is now going to great lengths to defend their position.
On Friday, the team — along with controversial owner Dan Snyder — filed an opening brief in an appeals court in the hopes that they could keep their nickname after a court just ruled the name was highly offensive.
Related: The State Of California Just Outlawed Using 'Redskins' For ALL Public School Mascots!
But this opening brief has to be seen to be believed!
It seems the 'Skins are no longer arguing that their name is not offensive, which had been their argument up to this point.
NOW they are conceding it is offensive to some — but they're arguing that since trademarks have been granted to dozens of other highly offensive (and NSFW) names, the Redskins ought to be allowed to keep theirs, too:
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When she's not kicking maJOR butt on film or sinfully posing for magazines, Scarlett Johansson is pissed…
Pissed that for all these years people insisted on calling her "ScarJo" as opposed to her full name!
Well…we had no idea Miss Thang felt so strongly about it - and the following quote should put the abridged nombre to rest, for good!!
In the new issue of Glamour, the Captain America: The Winter Soldier star revealed her absolute disdain for the coined nickname:
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Oh Justin Bieber, why the sudden change?!
Over the weekend, the Biebs tried to inconspicuously change his Instagram name from his own to a new moniker.
Apparently the Baby singer is going by the new nickname, "Bizzle."
Fans obviously noticed this change right away because, really, how can you have 14 million followers on the popular photo sharing app and get away with that kind change?
Bieberoni responded to his faithful Belieber fans on Twitter about the recent change:
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Um, could this family get any more Chaneltastic??
Drew Barrymore is expecting her second baby girl with her loving hubby Will Kopelman!
Even though baby girl Barrymore-Kopelman isn't here yet, Will's father, Arie Kopelman, the former chairman of Chanel, already has a special nickname for his future granddaughter!
Are you ready for it? He's going to call her….
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As we previously mentioned, Brody Jenner is NOT crying over the metaphorical spilled milk that is Bruce and Kris' relationship!
However, he does admit that his pops is having a little bit of trouble getting back into the swing of things!
Golf swing, that is!!
The two hit the golf course together yesterday, and apparently Bruce wasn't exactly having the best day as Brody posted a video to Instagram and wrote:
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Well, we never!
Robert Pattinson opened up QUITE a bit in the new issue of Germany's Interview magazine.
Now that the Twilight franchise is over, he admits to appreciating it for feeling so "grown-up" afterward, but homeboy was ready to jet the second it ended.
He admitted to the mag:
"The actual last day of filming had been in Canada, so that [last] night it was freezing cold and horrible. The whole crew just wanted to go. Just like me. I didn't say goodbye to all the guys but just took off."
LOL we keed, we keed! Robberz must have been totally stressed! And it's not like they can't all meet up for drinks if they really cared enough to keep in touch, right??
Welll… we're not exactly gonna bet on that day happening anytime soon, but we will continue with his interview! According to him, the fan-base gave him "creepy" vibes many times, saying:
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This guy is like a bucket full of laughs!
Metta World Peace famously changed his name from Ron Artest when he moved to Los Angeles, and now that he’s joined the New York Knicks, he’s doing it again!
He spoke with a reporter while at a signing for his childrens book and tried to clarify what it is exactly that he’s doing (above).
However, he apparently didn’t do a very good job of it because he had to explain it on Twitter, saying:
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