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How TMZ Gets All Those Celebrity Scoops

'New Yorker' profiles Harvey Levin's gossip operation

(Newser) - If you've ever found yourself wondering how the gossip site TMZ manages to get so many bombshell scoops about celebrities, then a New Yorker profile by Nicholas Schmidle should be mandatory reading. It explains in great detail how the site founded by former lawyer Harvey Levin frequently, and unapologetically,... More »

1 Year Later, Ray Rice Apologizes to Ravens Fans

He's sorry for 'horrible mistake'

(Newser) - Ray Rice is coming upon an awful anniversary this weekend—it was Feb. 15 of last year when the NFL star was arrested after knocking his then-fiancee unconscious. This morning, Rice issued a statement to the Baltimore Sun in which he apologizes to the city and to Baltimore Ravens... More »

In Ray Rice Clip, Couple Kisses While Cuffed

Rice fought to prevent release of latest footage

(Newser) - A third video has emerged from the night Ray Rice punched his now-wife, Janay Palmer (now Rice), in Atlantic City. Some 45 minutes of footage obtained by ABC News —unveiled after an unsuccessful legal attempt by Rice to bar its release—show shifting emotions between the pair. At first,... More »

Ray Rice: 'Horrendous' Flub Not Saying Sorry to Janay

'The only thing I can hope for ... is a 2nd chance," ex-Ravens player says

(Newser) - Janay Rice told Matt Lauer yesterday that "I can't say [NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell] is telling the truth" about the elevator incident that derailed husband Ray's career . Ray Rice joined the conversation this morning on Today , along with Janay's parents. Highlights:
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Janay Rice: 'I Can't Say' Goodell Is 'Telling the Truth'

Says Ray Rice told NFL truth from the get-go

(Newser) - Janay Rice continues her steadfast defense of husband Ray in an interview with NBC set to air tomorrow and Tuesday, telling Matt Lauer that Ray Rice told the NFL the truth and nothing but the truth about the domestic violence incident that has sidelined his career. Referring to NFL Commissioner... More »

Ray Rice's NFL Suspension Thrown Out

Ex-Ravens running back wins appeal, eligible to sign with any NFL team immediately

(Newser) - Ex-Ravens running back Ray Rice won his appeal against the NFL after a US district judge judge overturned his suspension from the league, the NFL Players Association announced today. Rice—who was suspended indefinitely after video showed him allegedly physically assaulting his then-fiancee (now his wife)—is now eligible to... More »

Ravens Owner: 'Nobody's Losing Their Job Here'

Steve Bisciotti gives his team's version of the Ray Rice scandal

(Newser) - Now for the Baltimore Ravens' side of the story: Team owner Steve Bisciotti gave a press conference today criticizing an ESPN report on the team's handling of the Ray Rice scandal, DeadSpin reports. "Nobody's losing a job here," said Bisciotti. "I'm very confident about... More »

Ray Rice Jersey Swap 'Overwhelms' Ravens

Exchange costs team 'six figures,' spokesman says

(Newser) - The Baltimore Ravens apparently underestimated the anger level among fans. Allowed to turn in Ray Rice jerseys this weekend, over 7,000 people showed up at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore to exchange jerseys bearing the name of the running back who knocked out his then-fiancee in an elevator,... More »

Ravens Knew Details of Ray Rice Case Within Hours

ESPN: Rice felt team owner was essentially bribing him to stay quiet

(Newser) - If you haven't had enough of the Ray Rice scandal yet, ESPN offers the most thorough account to date of what happened in a new investigative piece. Interviews with more than 20 sources "found a pattern of misinformation and misdirection employed by the Ravens and the NFL since... More »

Thousands Gather to Swap Ray Rice Jerseys

As NFLPA works on player's appeal

(Newser) - Thousands of Baltimore Ravens fans swarmed M&T Bank Stadium today to rid themselves of a jersey many now consider tarnished. Though stores have dropped Ray Rice's jersey , the Ravens are offering fans a chance to swap those already purchased for another player's jersey this weekend after a... More »

Ray Rice to Appeal His Suspension: Sources

NFL players' union will handle appeal, sources say

(Newser) - Ray Rice has until the end of the day tomorrow to appeal his indefinite suspension from the NFL, and the former Baltimore Ravens player is expected to do just that, sources tell ESPN . The NFL players' union, which will reportedly handle the appeal along with Rice's own lawyer, is... More »

Panthers Abruptly Bench Star in Domestic Violence Case

Greg Hardy deactivated this morning, was convicted in July

(Newser) - Greg Hardy is the Carolina Panthers' franchise player, a Pro Bowl defensive end who will make $13.1 million this season. He will also sit out today's home opener after the Panthers abruptly reversed course and deactivated him this morning, reports ESPN . The reason? Hardy was convicted in July... More »

NFL Wives' Club: Stay Quiet, Support the Team

Wife of former player explains the pressure Janay Rice surely has been under

(Newser) - People need to stop telling Janay Rice what she should or shouldn't do and show more compassion instead, says the wife of a former NFL player in Mother Jones . Tracy Treu— whose husband, Adam, played 10 seasons—argues that most people can't understand the "incredible pressure" Janay... More »

NFL Show Ditches Rihanna Song Over Ray Rice Case

CBS tones down its pregame coverage

(Newser) - CBS begins its Thursday night NFL broadcasts tonight, but the Ray Rice case has caused some last-minute alterations. The changes include eliminating a pregame segment with the song "Run This Town" featuring Rihanna. The singer's own h istory of violence involving Chris Brown was one of several factors... More »

Ex-FBI Chief to Investigate Handling of Ray Rice Case

Independent inquiry to be overseen by 2 NFL owners

(Newser) - Former FBI Director Robert Mueller will conduct an "independent" inquiry into the NFL's handling of the Ray Rice case , the league has announced. The move comes after a source said the NFL had the tape of Rice knocking out his then-fiancee five months before it expelled him from... More »

NFL Was Sent Ray Rice Video Months Ago: AP

Police source says he sent it to an unnamed executive

(Newser) - If Roger Goodell's job as NFL commissioner was on thin ice in the wake of the Ray Rice case, that ice just got even thinner: A law enforcement source tells the AP that he sent a video of Rice knocking out his then-fiancee to an NFL executive five months... More »

Goodell: Rice Video 'Extremely Graphic, Sickening'

Commish says NFL was 'never granted opportunity' to see clip

(Newser) - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is coming under increasing fire for his actions—or, as some are saying, inaction—surrounding the Ray Rice domestic-violence controversy after a second video of Rice emerged Monday, this one actually showing the alleged assault on his then-fiancee Janay Palmer (now his wife). Goodell told Norah... More »

Janay Rice Defends Ray: 'This Is Our Life'

Running back's wife slams media, public for making them relive horrible moment

(Newser) - A day after the Baltimore Ravens gave Ray Rice the boot , Janay Rice is defending her husband and lashing out at the media, the Baltimore Sun reports. "I woke up this morning feeling like I had a horrible nightmare, feeling like I'm mourning the death of my closest... More »

Why the Ray Rice Video Forced the NFL to Act

Obama weighs in on domestic abuse

(Newser) - At first, it was a two-game punishment. But when video emerged of Ray Rice punching his wife in an elevator, it took just 10 hours and 18 minutes for a harsher penalty to take effect: The Baltimore Ravens running back lost his job . That will result in a multimillion-dollar loss... More »

Ravens Release Ray Rice

That video of him slugging then-fiancee did not go over well

(Newser) - Hours after video surfaced of Ray Rice punching then-fiancee and current wife Janay Palmer in a casino elevator, the Baltimore Ravens have released the controversial running back, reports the Baltimore Sun . The terminated contract represents a stunning turn of events for Rice, who was suspended by the NFL for just... More »

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