Cazzie David and Larry David attend the premiere of HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm” at the SVA Theatre in New York on September 27, 2017. Invision/AP/ShutterstockTwo years after Pete Davidson’s whirlwind engagement to Ariana Grande began (and ended), his ex-girlfriend Cazzie David is finally telling her side of the story.The 26-year-old actress and daughter of comedian Larry David was dating Davidson, also 26, for over two years when she hit pause on their relationship in May 2018. According to Cazzie, who detailed their breakup in her book of essays, No One Asked for This, she struggled to convince the Saturday Night Live star that she loved him during their relationship. The author told the Los Angeles Times that she was also scared to give Davidson space because “previously, self-harm and suicide threats had come about from trivial circumstances.”Pete Davidson and Ariana Grande attend the MTV Video Music Awards in New York on August 20, 2018. PA Images/INSTARimages.com- Advertisement – As social media users continued to gush over Davidson and Grande, things got worse for Cazzie, who told the outlet she couldn’t stop picturing her ex and the pop star “immediately falling in love, accompanied by audio of her baby voice whispering sweet nothings in his ear, dubbed over his past declarations of love and trust to me.”Cazzie called the drama a “really pivotal moment” in her life.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – After eventually initiating a “break” with the King of Staten Island star, who has been open about his bipolar diagnosis, past drug use and mental health issues, Cazzie decided she made a mistake. While she called him two days later, he replied that he was “the happiest he had ever been” and ended their romance for good via text. She subsequently learned via Instagram that Davidson was with Grande — and covered up his Cazzie tattoos.According to the L.A. Times, Cazzie “shook uncontrollably” in her dad’s arms “for the entire flight” to her sister’s college graduation at the time. After falling asleep in their hotel room, she woke up “screaming in agony” — and Larry had enough.“CAZZIE, COME ON!” the Curb Your Enthusiasm star told his daughter. “YOUR ANCESTORS SURVIVED THE HOLOCAUST!”- Advertisement – “And writing about it has caused me a ton of anxiety, especially because I talk so much about hating the attention it brought me. Why would I bring more attention to myself by writing about it? But there’s nothing that’s gonna be worse than what I already experienced with that,” she told the L.A. Times.Matt Baron/ShutterstockUs Weekly broke the news in May 2018 that Davidson and Grande were engaged after weeks of dating. They ended their five-month engagement that October. Two years later, Cazzie and Davidson are on good terms. She even thanked him in her book acknowledgments, writing, “Pete. I love you … Your bravery inspires me and your friendship means the world to me.”Listen to Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood as each week the editors of Us break down the hottest entertainment news stories!
The league said in a release that “while NFL Media remains committed to negotiating an agreement and has offered terms consistent with those in place with other distributors, DISH has not agreed.”DISH said on its website that “the NFL has chosen to remove their channels during these unprecedented times” and that they hope to reach an agreement before the season starts. The NFL is still deep into the offseason with preseason games not scheduled to begin for another two months.The lack of an agreement impacts 11.32 million subscribers. DISH has 9.01 million and Sling TV accounts for another 2.31 million. — Michigan State’s athletic department says it conducted COVID-19 testing on 124 athletes, and one tested positive and will be isolated for 10 to 14 days. Michigan also disclosed results from its testing. A physician with the athletic department says the school has had two positive tests on athletes, out of 221 tests. Both schools said no athletic department staff members tested positive.— The Minnesota Timberwolves and Minnesota Lynx are cutting pay and staff because of the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Both teams are owned by Glen Taylor. The organization said it has temporarily reduced salaries for employees earning $70,000 or more annually and laid off an unspecified amount of its full-time workforce. The virus outbreak prompted the NBA to halt play on March 11. The WNBA has yet to begin the 2020 season.NFL NETWORK-DISHNFL Network, RedZone goes dark on DISH Network, Sling TVLOS ANGELES (AP) — NFL Network and NFL RedZone went dark on DISH Network and Sling TV Thursday night as both sides try to reach a new distribution agreement. Associated Press Update on the latest sports June 19, 2020 The players responded Thursday to the latest MLB plan by proposing a 70-game regular-season schedule. That idea was immediately rejected by baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred, leaving the two sides 10 games and about $275 million apart. In Manfred’s words, “This needs to be over.”Both sides have envisioned spring training resuming June 26 — one week from Friday. That means pitchers and catchers would have to travel Monday for the start of medical intake testing the following day.In other news related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— Japanese baseball has managed to do what American baseball has not: play ball. The world’s second-most famous league has opened a season that will be shortened from its regular 143 games to 120. That’s twice as many MLB figures to play. The regular season is to end on Nov. 7 and be followed by post-season play. The start of the season was delayed for three months by the coronavirus pandemic. All 12 teams were scheduled to begin play in stadiums without fans. Two games were in open-air stadiums in Tokyo and Yokohama. The other four were in domed facilities in Tokyo, Osaka, Fukuoka and Saitama prefecture.— The University of Texas says 13 football players have tested positive for COVID-19 or are presumed positive, and contact tracing has 10 more in isolation. Texas started bringing football players back to campus for workouts on June 8. The school has also identified four other players who tested positive for the COVID-19 antibody. Elsewhere, Kansas State officials reported Wednesday night that eight Wildcats athletes have tested positive for COVID-19 out of 130 tested. — The Southeastern Conference is considering barring league championship events in Mississippi until the state changes its Confederate-based flag. Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement that “It is past time for change to be made to the flag of the State of Mississippi.” The NCAA has already said it would not schedule postseason events in Mississippi because of the flag that features the Confederate Battle Flag in the upper left corner.— The University of Florida is ending its “gator bait” cheer at football games and other sports events because of its racial connotations. The school’s president said in a letter to the university’s faculty, students and staff that the cheer has a “horrific historic racist imagery” involving African American people, especially children, being used as bait for alligators. The university’s sports teams in the Southeastern Conference are nicknamed the Gators. In the past, the school’s band would strike up a “gator bait” tune and fans would respond with their arms doing a chomping motion while shouting the slogan.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSMLB rejects players’ proposal for 70-game seasonUNDATED (AP) — Baseball players and Major League Baseball are still at odds over plans to start the season. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAMERICA PROTESTS-SPORTSTwins remove ex-owner Griffith statue over racist remarksUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Twins have removed a statue of former owner Calvin Griffith at Target Field, citing racist remarks he made in 1978. Griffith’s statue was one of several installed when the team opened its ballpark in 2010. Griffith moved the Washington Senators to Minnesota for the 1961 season, and the team was renamed the Twins. During a 1978 speech to a Waseca Lions club, Griffith said he decided to do make the move “when I found out you only had 15,000 blacks here.” The team says it “cannot remain silent and continue ignoring the racist comments he made in Waseca.”Spokesman Dustin Morse said the removal was an internal decision, but the team had “certainly heard from outside fans and the community over the years” about Griffith’s remarks.Griffith sold the Twins to banker Carl Pohlad in 1984.In other developments related to the national protests against racial injustice:— A group of black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born.