$1B judgment against Alex Jones not the final word
The nearly $1 billion judgment against Alex Jones for spreading false conspiracy theories about the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre bought long-sought relief to family members and hopes the eye-popping figure would deter people from broadcasting falsehoods.
WWE star Goldberg gets tough in helping Texans in need
With his farm and family commitments, Goldberg noted it’s “harder and harder” to get pulled away from home. His match against McIntyre took place in front of fans that appeared live on digital video boards WWE dubbed the ThunderDome. Ad“It’s very difficult, but character-wise, I’m just focused in on who I’m wrestling,” he said. Goldberg said he’s contractually obligated for one more match this year with WWE and two more each year for the remainder of his contract. “It seems as if Texans are helping out Texans and that’s why I like the place.”
Former Trump casino where stars played goes out with a bang
The former Trump Plaza casino was imploded after falling into such disrepair that chunks of the building began peeling off and crashing to the ground. “I got chills,” Atlantic City Mayor Marty Small said. AdOpened in 1984, when Trump was a real estate developer in his pre-politics days, Trump Plaza was for a time the most successful casino in Atlantic City. AdBut things began to sour for Trump Plaza when Donald Trump opened the nearby Trump Taj Mahal in 1990, with crushing debt loads that led the company to pour most of its resources — and cash — into the shiny new hotel and casino. Trump Plaza was the last of four Atlantic City casinos to close in 2014, victims of an oversaturated casino market both in the New Jersey city and in the larger northeast.
Fix is in! Disgraced ex-NBA ref Donaghy turns to wrestling
The disgraced former NBA referee is back, and again this time hes fixing the result, only with his employers permission. That’s just fine this time around for MLW and Donaghy, the disgraced former NBA referee who pulled on the pinstripes and made his ring debut for the Florida-based promotion in typical nefarious fashion. Donaghy was the latest wrestling ref to side with the bad guy and used underhanded tactics against Savio Vega to pull off the illegitimate victory. The bell rang at the end of the Caribbean Strap match and Donaghy raised the hand of the cocksure co-conspirator Richard Holliday. In a Caribbean Strap match, Vega and Holliday were tethered together with leather and the objective was to touch all four turnbuckles in succession.
Tommy 'Tiny' Lister, who played Deebo in 'Friday,' dies
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister greets fans as he arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theater. Tommy Tiny Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the Friday films, has died. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former professional wrestler who was known for his bullying Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. His character was known for his infamous line “Get knocked out like your father used to.”“RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister,” Ice Cube said Thursday night on Instagram. “WWE is saddened to learn that Tom “Tiny” Lister, known as Zeus to the WWE Universe, passed away today,” the WWE said in a tweet.
Why Hulk Hogan's Squad Car Ride Is Stirring Up Trouble: Today on Inside Edition
A Chicago police officer is under investigation after offering a ride to Hulk Hogan across the O'Hare airport tarmac. The trouble came after Hogan posted video of the three-minute ride on his Facebook page, thanking the officer. After three dogs died from exposure to blue-green algae, their owners are warning of the dangers of letting your pups play in water. And why "The Hunt," an upcoming film about rich people hunting and killing other human beings, was axed. For more Inside Edition stories, tune in to today's show.
Chicago Police Aren't Happy About Hulk Hogan's Ride in a Cop Car
There is fury after Hulk Hogan was offered a ride in a police car across the tarmac at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. The former wrestler posted video of himself and two companions getting a special ride across the tarmac with sirens blaring and lights flashing after his flight landed. It's just not normal driving around without our siren on, he said in the video posted to social media. "The superintendent was furious about what he saw," Chicago Police Department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said, according to The Chicago Tribune. The officer will lose a special certification that allows cops to drive vehicles on the tarmac, Guglielmi added.
Gawker files for bankruptcy protection
The fate of the gossip website , "Gawker" is in question after it field for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. This comes just months after former wrestling star Hulk Hogan won a $140 million invasion of privacy judgment against the company and another high-profile incident. Carter Evans reportscbsnews.com
Gawker CEO Nick Denton on feud with Peter Thiel, Hulk Hogan verdict
Co-founder and CEO of Gawker Media Nick Denton is in a public feud with Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel. Thiel confirmed last week that he secretly spent about $10 million bankrolling lawsuits against Gawker in a dispute dating back to 2007, when the website outed him as a gay man. Among them is Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker for posting a sex tape of him. In his first interview since losing a $140 million settlement to Hogan, Denton joins "CBS This Morning" to discuss the ongoing feud and responds to Thiel's accusations that Gawker is a "bully."cbsnews.com
Hulk Hogan's Gawker lawsuit bankrolled by Silicon Valley billionaire
Hulk Hogan received nearly $10 million from PayPal founder Peter Thiel to pay his legal fees in his lawsuit against the website Gawker. Hogan sued the gossip blog for publishing video of the pro wrestler having sex with a friend's wife. He was awarded $140 million earlier this year. John Blackstone has more.cbsnews.com
Tech billionaire quietly funded lawsuit against Gawker, report says
Forbes magazine reports Silicon Valley billionaire and PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel secretly bankrolled Hulk Hogan's lawsuit against Gawker. A jury awarded the former pro wrestler $140 million in March over his sex tape that appeared on the website. Josh Elliott reports why this may be a case of retaliation.cbsnews.com