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Tony Hawk shares funny story about encounter with TSA agent

Tony Hawk

Skateboarding legend Tony Hawk shared a funny story on Twitter Tuesday.

Hawk was in Anchorage, Alaska for what appears to be a snowboarding project and apparently had a funny encounter with a TSA agent. Here’s how it went:

That’s good. It’s also somewhat understandable why the agent didn’t recognize Hawk; he’s 48 now and even has a caution note on his Twitter bio saying “I’m old; get over it.” Still, great story.

Here’s a look at some of what Hawk was doing at the Tordrillo Mountains for some heli snowboarding.

Christian Yelich mom Alecia looks like she could be his sister

Christian Yelich mom Alecia

Christian Yelich’s mom Alecia doesn’t look a day over 30, which is pretty incredible considering she has a son who is 25.

Yelich’s mother was interviewed by MLB Network during USA’s game against Canada in the WBC in Miami on Sunday. She talked about all three of her sons — in addition to Christian, one son Collin is in the Atlanta Braves’ system, while another, Cameron, is a US Marine.

“It brings tears to my eyes,” Alecia said in response to a question about how much love Christian gives Cameron. “They’re all so supportive of each other. It’s really nice to see.”

She also talked about how much of an honor it was to see Christian bat third for the US team in the WBC.

Many on Twitter who were watching the game took note of how young Alecia looked and were astounded.

Christian previously sent out this Mother’s Day shoutout to his mom on Instagram:

Happy Mothers Day Mom!

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Warren Beatty’s epic Oscar screwup gets meme treatment

The 89th Annual Academy Awards on Sunday ended with quite the hiccup.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway of Bonnie and Clyde fame were presenting the award for Best Picture, the night’s final and most prestigious award, when Beatty mistakenly announced La La Land as the winner instead of Moonlight, apparently having read off the wrong envelope. The error led to quite the awkward and confusing scene (which you can watch here) as the cast and crew of La La Land went up to the stage before the mistake was announced.

It also led to quite the deluge of memes from the social media sphere:

And of course, the Steve Harvey memes were inevitable.

Expect the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme mashups to arrive soon, Mr. Beatty.

Ryan Gosling whispering to stranger at Oscars becomes meme

Ryan Gosling stranger meme

Before Faye Dunaway and Warren Beatty botched the ending of the Academy Awards by announcing the wrong Best Picture winner, Ryan Gosling and a stranger had taken over the memes.

At one point during the show, Jimmy Kimmel let through a group of tourists to get an up-close look at the Oscars. It was awesome. One of the women let in even got to have an exchange with Gosling, leading to a hilarious meme the sports community capitalized on.

Take a look:

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Best Picture mistake at Oscars was unreal (Video)

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One of the most awkward moments in television history took place on Sunday night when La La Land was announced as the winner of the Best Picture at the Academy Awards, only to have the award taken away from them and given to Moonlight on account of an announcing mistake.

Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway were the Best Picture presenters. As Beatty later explained, the envelope they had said Emma Stone in La La Land. The implication is they had the wrong card, which led Dunaway to announce “La La Land” as the winner.

The crew from La La Land came up to stage and began making speeches. They were about three speeches in before La La Land said they didn’t win and the real winner was Moonlight.

Here’s video of the whole scene:

Moonlight was robbed of their moment and will never get to properly accept their Best Picture award in front of everyone, but at least they won it all. And luckily for Steve Harvey he is now off the hook.

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Muhammad Ali Jr. detained at airport, considering lawsuit

Muhammad Ali’s son was detained at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport earlier this month, and he thinks it’s because of profiling and discrimination.

Muhammad Ali Jr. was detained for two hours at the airport upon returning from Jamaica on Feb. 7 despite carrying a passport and not having a criminal record. He says he was asked twice if he is Muslim.

“This is an outrage,” a family spokesperson told the Miami New Times. “I don’t know what is going on with Mr. Trump’s claim that his ban is not religion-based. We do not discriminate in this country based on religion.”

Ali Jr.’s spokesperson told TMZ Sports they are looking into a lawsuit against the U.S. Treasury and Homeland Security department, possibly as a larger class action suit.

President Trump signed an executive order on Jan. 27 barring travelers from seven countries from entering the U.S. Many believed it was specifically targeted at Muslims. On Feb. 3 — four days prior to Ali Jr.’s detainment — a federal judge blocked the nationwide ban. A federal appeals court rejected the Justice Department’s attempt to have the ban restored.

Kate Upton reportedly made ‘diva demands’ over SI Swimsuit cover

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The latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue is set to be released next week, and there have been rumblings that Kate Upton will be featured on the cover for the first time since 2013. Or, she might not appear in the magazine at all.

A source told Mara Siegler of Page Six that Upton’s appearance in this year’s Swimsuit Issue is not a given because she is demanding to get the cover.

“There was drama,” the source reportedly said. “Kate demanded that if she did the shoot, that she absolutely must get the cover. She also had a list of photographers and hair and makeup people she would only work with.

“She was being a big f—ing diva. She’s thinks she’s better than everyone because she’s an actress.”

Like last year, Siegler reports that there are supposed to be three different covers for this year’s Swimsuit Issue. One will feature Serena Williams, another will feature 63-year-old Christie Brinkley and a third could be Upton’s. A spokesperson for the magazine downplayed the report about Upton throwing a fit.

“It’s that time of year again. Who is in, who’s on the cover, what will they do next?” the spokesperson said. “Everyone has a guess, and that’s all this is.”

One thing we can say with confidence is that Upton has a temper. Did you see the way she reacted when her boyfriend Justin Verlander didn’t win the AL Cy Young Award this season? Let’s just say Kate is a passionate young lady.

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