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Oliver has been a writer for over four years. In that time he has covered all the latest news and gossip from the tech sector, the entertainment world and the political arena. Baseball, football, Apple, Android, the Republicans and the Democrats, you name it, he’s probably covered it in some way, shape or form.


Drumbeat To Have Condoleeza Rice Replace Roger Goodell Intensifies

Condoleeze Rice could replace Roger Goodell

Could Condoleeza Rice be the person that finally saves the NFL from itself? The drumbeat to draft the former National Security Advisor is starting to get louder and louder as more NFL officials voice their displeasure with Roger Goodell. At the heart of the issue is the way Goodell handled the Ray Rice situation, and… Read more »

iPad Air 2, iPad Mini 3 Rumored To Be Coming In October

iPad Air 2 coming on October

Now that Apple has officially unveiled the iPhone 6, the company can turn its attention to the newest iteration of the iPad Air and the iPad Mini. The firm is rumored to be unveiling the iPad Air 2 along with the new Mini 3 sometime in October. It would seem to be poetic justice if… Read more »

Tom Brady Will Face Former Protege For First Time On Sunday

cassel and brady

Tom Brady looked an awful lot like the 37-year-old quarterback he actually is in his team’s first game of the 2014 season. This week, the superstar signal caller will get to face off against the man who once replaced him when the New England Patriots go up against the Minnesota Vikings and Matt Cassel. If… Read more »

iPhone 6 Plus Shipments Delayed By A Month Or More

iPhone 6 Plus sold out

Steve Jobs might have hated the screen size of the iPhone 6 Plus, but it appears Tim Cook and the rest of the U.S. absolutely loves the phablet’s dimensions. While the two newest smartphones from the Cupertino company won’t actually be available in the United States until September 19, both were available for preorder on… Read more »

Joan Jett Replaces CeeLo Green At Louisiana Music Festival

Joan Jett replacing CeeLo Green

Joan Jett is reaping the benefits of CeeLo Greens recent transgressions. The female rocker is actually reaping the benefits of suddenly becoming an artist people appreciate again as she’s been making quite a few headlines in the last few weeks. This time, she’s making headlines as the replacement act at a Louisiana music festival in… Read more »

Brittany Murphy Biopic Appears Almost Universally Unliked

Brittany Muprhy biopic

By all accounts, Brittany Murphy was a warm and caring person who was well liked by everyone she met. The Brittany Murphy Lifetime biopic appears to, in many ways be the exact opposite with anyone who has seen it decrying it as “awful” if they’re trying to be kind. The late Murphy’s father not liking… Read more »

Ron Washington Latest Deckchair Off Texas Rangers Titanic

Ron Washington Quits

Ron Washington has resigned from his post as the manager with the Texas Rangers. While the club’s first black manager claimed he was resigning for undisclosed personal issues, it seems pretty clear he was the victim of one of the worst seasons the now AL West cellar-dwelling franchise has ever seen. Sitting at 53-87 as… Read more »

Victoria’s Secret Perfume Is Royals’ Catcher Secret Weapon

Victoria's Secret Perfume Is Royals' Catcher Secret Weapon

Victoria’s Secret perfume has been the way to many a man’s heart. When Salvador Perez tried out Victoria’s Secret scents he wasn’t attempting to get a date, he was attempting to get some more hits. The Kansas City Royals catcher says he started using Victoria’s Secret perfume after one of his teammates tipped him off… Read more »

Kirk Cameron’s Anti-Evolutionist Career Keeps On Rolling

Kirk Cameron is getting another movie released

Kirk Cameron is one of those rare child stars who has been able to make a career for himself long after he exited childhood. The fact that Kirk has managed to do that by espousing a Christian belief system is impressive for Cameron in its own right. “My wife and I are always looking for… Read more »

Josh Gordon Could Sue NFL, Or Play In CFL

Josh Gordon could sue NFL

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon was suspended by the NFL yesterday after having his appeal on a Marijuana possession charge denied. Today, there has been an awful lot of talk about what Josh might do next and where Gordon might play this season. CBS Sports is reporting Gordon might actually head to court and… Read more »

Uma Thurman Opens Up About Quentin Tarantino Romance Rumors

Uma-Thurman-and-Quentin-Tarantino-reportedly-dating-Hes-loved-her-for-years

Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino have been rumored to have been dating for months, and now, Thurman is finally talking about whether or not the Hollywood stars are actually in a romantic relationship. Uma reportedly broke her silence, according to an interview with Vs. Magazine. Uma told the magazine, “I was discussing [the rumors] with… Read more »

Trayvon Martin’s Family Joins Ferguson Protests

Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown

The family of Trayvon Martin is set to join the family of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri in order to show support for the Brown family’s cause. With the addition of Trayvon Martin’s parents, it seems obvious that the protests in Ferguson are now about more than one shooting in a small Missouri town. Now… Read more »

Braxton Miller To Miss Ohio State’s 2014 Season With Shoulder Injury

Braxton Miller hurt again

Braxton Miller and Ohio State got disappointing news on Tueday afternoon as reports have surfaced that Miller will miss the entire 2014 season after suffering another injury to the quarterback’s shoulder. This latest hit is just another in what has been an injury plagued career for the Buckeye signal caller and this particular injury could… Read more »

Michael Vick Tells Ray Rice He Must Continue To Make Amends

Michael Vick talks to Ray Rice

Michael Vick knows a thing or two about getting the public back on his side after making unpopular decisions. Vick is now trying to help Ray Rice with a little bit of wisdom. Michael recently came out and talked about the incident involving Ray Rice and his now fiance. Vick was referencing the event where… Read more »

David Ortiz Joins 400 Homer Club

David Ortiz hits 400, 401 homer in Boston

David Ortiz managed to forge himself another chapter in the Boston Redsox history books on Saturday night. The Boston Redsox slugger put himself in rare company when he blasted home run numbers 400 and 401 in a Boston uniform. With those two homers, which allowed David Ortiz to also carry his team to a 10-7… Read more »

Android Phones Win Smartphone Marketshare War Despite iPhone 6 Buzz

Android Phones seeing sales gain

Android Phones are often thought of as the quirky cousins of the Apple iPhone but it appears that Android and its long ling of phones are making some serious in-roads when it comes to popularity. More importantly to the smartphone market, Android is making some real ground when it comes to phone handset sales. According… Read more »

Brittney Griner Is Getting Hitched

Brittney Griner is walking down the aisle

Brittney Griner was once known as the woman who was able to dunk a basketball at Baylor University. Brittney has come a long ways from those days, becoming one of the top WNBA players in the league. Now that Griner has managed that feat, she’s taking on another role. Brittney announced on Friday that she… Read more »

‘Mortal Kombat’ Bringing Back Long Dead Fatality

Mortal Kombat X fatality

Mortal Kombat’s most famous line form the long running video game series is when the game implores you to “Finish Him!” Recent reports indicate that Mortal Kombat X is going to bring back a long dead fatality so you can do just that when the title launches in the coming months. Mortal Kombat X developer… Read more »

Tina Fey Returns To Roots For ‘Mean Girls’ Screening

Tina Fey returns to Philadelphia

Tina Fey is headed back to her home town in order to raise some money for a good cause and to celebrate the 10th anniversary of her surprise hit film Mean Girls. Tina wrote that smash hit starring Lindsey Lohan and Rachel McAdams, and Fey has said the story was loosely based on Tina’s own… Read more »

Ryan Mallett Looking Like Next Ryan Leaf

Ryan Mallett looking bad again

Ryan Mallet entered his final college football season as one of the best quarterbacks to ever play at the University of Arkansas. Now Mallet is looking an awful lot like an NFL bust who will follow in the footsteps of quarterback flameouts like Ryan Leaf. Mallet was picked up by the New England Patriots in… Read more »

Jadeveon Clowney Shows Skills To Pay Bills In Preseason Opener

Jadeveon Clowney impresses

Jadeveon Clowney has impressed football scouts wherever he has played, but there had been some talk coming into this season that the NFL might finally be the place where he proved he was mortal. It appears Jadeveon is ready to show people that Mr. Clowney can handle the rigors of the professional football league as… Read more »

Oakland Raiders Starting 2014 The Way 2013 Ended

Oakland Raiders still look bad

The Oakland Raiders are apparently talking about leaving the Bay. If the Raiders continue to play they way they did in their pre-season opener, it seems likely Oakland fans might drive them to the airport. This is a team that has been one of the worst in the NFL for years. Despite that, every Oakland… Read more »

Deion Sanders Sees House Slapped With Lien

Deion Sanders sees home slapped with lien

Deion Sanders has had a bit of a tough year. While he was one of the coaches in the Pro Bowl, Deion has seen a steady decline in happiness since that game kicked off. Sanders is now facing new trouble and new heat as a judge recently slapped a lien on the former superstar’s house… Read more »

‘BioShock’ Not Coming To Next Gen, Is Coming To iOS

BioShock coming for iOS

BioShock fans are not going to be getting a port of the popular game on the PS4 or Xbox One anytime soon. Last week, rumors surrounding the original BioShock started, thanks to a Twitter tease. Today, we’ve found out what that BioShock tease actually meant. Instead of the series moving over to the next generation,… Read more »

Allen Craig Will Look To Change Of Scenery To Rejuvenate Career

Allen Craig will hope change of scenery will do him good

Allen Craig is one of more than a dozen players who changed places on Thursday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline day. When the smoke clears from the numerous trades, Allen Craig might be the player who benefits the most from his change of scenery. Craig had been the starting right fielder for the St. Louis… Read more »

LittleBigPlanet 3 Gets November Release Date

LittleBigPlanet 3 coming in November

LittleBigPlanet has long been one of the most underrated and popular franchises for Sony on the PS3. Now the company has announced the official release date for LittleBigPlanet 3 for the PS4 as well as some added bonuses and a bit of a surprise. Sony announced that LittleBigPlanet 3 will be hitting the Playstation 4… Read more »

‘Dark Souls II’ Now Has 100 Percent More Rocky Balboa

Dark Souls II

Dark Souls II has actually found a way to be an even better game than it already is. No, I’m not talking about the new Dark Souls II DLC, Crown of the Sunken King. I’m talking about a brand new character that has surfaced in the game’s PVP mode. While Dark Souls II is supposed… Read more »

‘Watch Dogs’ Keeps Iron Grip On UK Sales Charts

Watch Dogs stays at the top of the sales charts

Watch Dogs might still be getting some less than wonderful reviews, but it’s still the most popular game among all formats, according to the UK Sales Charts. Watch Dogs is Ubisoft’s biggest release in quite some time, thanks in part to a rather original take on open-world adventure games. While some have said Watch Dogs… Read more »

‘GTA V’ Online DLC: What’s Coming And What’s Not

GTA V online heists

GTA V‘s release for PS4 and Xbox One is getting nearer. It appears GTA V for the next generation is going to be hitting store shelves this November and that version of the game has clearly been the focus of Rockstar the last couple of months. That doesn’t mean there isn’t content coming for GTA… Read more »

‘BioShock’ Gets New Teaser On Twitter, What Could It Mean?

BioShock gets teaser on Twitter

BioShock is one of the most popular series in video games. Now fans of BioShock and the most recent BioShock Infinite might be getting a new treat. A teaser on 2K United Kingdom’s Twitter account seems to indicate BioShock is coming back in one form or another. That is good news for people who thought… Read more »

Twitch Officially Welcomed Into The Fold By Google

Twitch officially purchased by Google

Twitch had long been rumored to be getting wooed by Google, and this weekend the purchase became official. For those that aren’t familiar with the video gaming world, Twitch is a website that is dedicated towards allowing people to stream their individual games. This has allowed people to use Twitch to share their exploits in… Read more »

Cliff Lee: Trade Rumors, Noxious Gas Swirl Around Ace Pitcher

Cliff-Lee

Cliff Lee is likely on his way out of Philadelphia by the end of this month. The trade rumors surrounding Lee are starting to heat up, thanks to his return to the mound on Monday night. Cliff was making his first start since May 18, and the rust was certainly evident and pretty predictable. What… Read more »

Tumblr CEO Hangs With President Obama

Tumblr CEO Hangs With President Obama

Tumblr CEO David Karp may not be as well known as other tech gurus, but his social media site continues to surge in popularity and his latest exploits should only help. The Tumblr creator recently rubbed elbows with the most powerful man in the world at a fundraiser. In addition to the Tumblr creator getting… Read more »

‘Destiny’ Beta Got Two New Maps, For Two Hours

Destiny Beta gets new maps

The Destiny beta got a couple of new maps on Saturday, but players only got to sample the new content over a two-hour window. The people running the Destiny beta have been working hard to make the event as special as possible and Saturday’s addition certainly did that. Gamespot reports that one of the maps… Read more »

Fantasy Football Permeating NFL Landscape

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football season is upon us yet again. What? It’s not even August yet! For those who are Fantasy Football aficionados, the season starts right about the same time NFL teams starting gearing up for fall camp. Fantasy sports in general have become much more popular over the last few years thanks to the pastime… Read more »

‘Watch Dogs’ Drawing Gamers’ Ire Despite Topping Sales Charts

Watch Dogs getting plenty of sales and plenty of anger

Watch Dogs is an interesting video game if for no other reason than the contradicting realities surrounding Ubisoft’s games. One the one hand, Watch Dogs has shipped more than 8 million copies since it was released. That number puts Watch Dogs on top of the June sales charts when it comes to video games, especially… Read more »

Kelly Ayotte Sees Russian Fingerprints On Downed Airliner

Kelly Ayotte thinks Russia is behind downed plane

Kelly Ayotte isn’t buying Russia’s claim that it wants to find the people responsible for downing a Malaysia Airlines jetliner as it flew over the Ukraine. In fact, the Republican Senator believes Russia is responsible for the plane being shot down in the first place. While Kelly Ayotte says she isn’t sure of the exact… Read more »

Mike Tomlin Excited About Pittsburgh Steelers’ Ground Game

Mike Tomlin excited about Steelers'

Mike Tomlin has a bevy of running backs and he says the division of labor is going to have to sort itself out as the season goes along. When last we saw Mike Tomlin, he was explaining how he didn’t blame anyone but himself when it came to his Pittsburgh Steelers missing the playoffs. His… Read more »

Dan Gilbert’s Famous Letter Now Just A Weird Footnote In NBA History

Dan Gilbert's embarassing letter

Dan Gilbert’s open letter, written around this time of year four years ago, looks even weirder today. While there were plenty of people who thought Gilbert’s Comic Sans written letter was childish and strange when Lebron James was leaving Cleveland, Dan Gilbert gets his player back despite the mud slinging. Late last week, James announced… Read more »

Burned Dwyane Wade Could Be Headed To The Bulls

Dwyane Wade heading to Chicago?

Dwyane Wade is probably not going to be spending much time in the forseeable future with Lebron James. With the news that James has resigned with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Wade is now a player without a team. What’s worse is that Dwyane was lured to the Miami Heat after promises that Wade, James, and Bosh… Read more »