Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus' Divorce Case Dismissed

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Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus' Divorce Case Dismissed

Billy Ray Cyrus and Tish Cyrus are still going strong.

So strong in fact, that the couple’s divorce case has been officially dismissed. E! News has confirmed that a FCCR Family Center Case Resolution hearing was held on May 23, 2017. According to the minute order “the parties have been properly noticed of the proceedings and having failed to appear the court orders this case dismissed for delay and prosecution.”

The couple will have to refile if they want to move forward. 

The couple first filed for divorce in 2010, saying in a joint statement, “As you can imagine, this is a very difficult time for our family. We are trying to work through some personal matters. We appreciate your thoughts and prayers.”

Then in 2011 the couple got back together and E! News confirmed that Billy Ray formally filed a request on March 11 to withdraw his divorce petition. However, the couple split and filed for divorce again in 2013.

But the couple has since reunited and often posts about each other on social media. The pair recently attended the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards with Miley Cyrus and Noah Cyrus and Tish shared a photo with her husband.

Miley recently spoke about what she’s learned from her parents’ relationship in September’s Cosmopolitan. “One thing I’ve learned about marriage from my parents: Nothing and no one stays the same,” Cyrus said. “Grow, evolve, change with each other and celebrate your love’s journey!”

E! News has reached out to reps for the couple for comment.

Published at Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:32:00 +0000

Jesse Williams Draws Attention for Controversial Stance on the NFL's Pregame National Anthem

Jesse Williams is making headlines for his comments on MSNBC in which he referred to the NFL’s pregame playing of the national anthem as a marketing “scam.” 

Back in September 2016, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt during the playing of the national anthem as a form of protest against the oppression of people of color. The protest sparked a debate in terms of whether Kaepernick’s action was disrespectful or a form of freedom of speech. Kaepernick was not signed with an NFL team the following season. Here’s a good timeline of these events. 

Many athletes both in the NFL and outside of the league have continued to kneel or sit during the pregame playing of the national anthem as a form of protest. In fact, star athletes like Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgerslocked arms or knelt with teammates before this past weekend’s game in response to President Donald Trump‘s recent tweets and remarks in which he said, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners when somebody disrespects our flag say ‘Get that son of a b-tch off the field right now’? He’s fired.'”

During his interview with MSNBC, Williams argued that the pregame playing of the national anthem isn’t actually rooted in NFL tradition.

“I think, Thomas, it’s also important to realize that this anthem thing is a scam,” he told the interviewer. “This is not actually part of football. This was invented in 2009 from the government paying the NFL to market military recruitment—to get more people to go off and fight wars to die. This has nothing to do with NFL or American pastime or tradition. This is to get boys and girls to go fly overseas and go kill people. They’re marketing. They’re pumping millions and millions of dollars into the NFL to put on a pageant in front of NFL football games to get you to go off and fight.”

Williams also said that there was “an incredible level of cowardice and selfishness in the ownership class in this particular league in this particular topic.”

“[The owners] don’t know right from wrong because we know what seven or eight of these owners gave Donald Trump a million dollars each and are close friends with a very horrible guy who thinks he’s a dictator who treats America like it’s a game show and we’re North Korea and we need to stand pledging allegiance as war machines fly overhead for military recruiting videos,” Williams said.

Williams continued to discuss the issue on social media after the interview and this past weekend’s game. 

Williams’ comments also drew attention from Dan Bongino, a former secret service agent and NYPD officer, on Fox and Friends.

“What planet does this clown live on?” Bongino said. “Is this guy serious that the national anthem in the beginning of a game a symbol of national solidarity for the greatest country for the history of mankind. Is this joker serious that this is some kind of a scam? You know what’s a scam? Hollywood continuing to take our money while they crap all over Americans who give their hard-earned money to watch these people entertain us, and then turn around the very next day and call us all deplorables, idiots, and they make fun of us all the time.”

Watch the clip for Williams’ interview.

Published at Mon, 25 Sep 2017 17:24:00 +0000