You think The Netherlands is all kumbaya ... well, we're about to disabuse you of that notion with this video.
It's unclear what started this insane fight on the streets of Groningen, as a brawl erupts between 40 or so people, and just about everything is fair game to hurl in the air.
It's so crazy it's unclear who's fighting who, as chairs and other objects are flying in every direction.
Some of the businesses suffered minor damage. It's unclear how many people, if any, were injured, but you gotta think these people are waking up sore ... at the very least. The town is laying down the law, trying to prevent this from happening again.
Coronavirus is making the world crazy.
9:18 AM PT -- Alex Bozarjian -- the victim of the butt slap -- spoke out about Callaway's guilty plea ... saying she's happy with the way things unfolded in court on Tuesday.
"While I understand that this has probably disrupted his life more than he ever imagined," Bozarjian said, "Nobody has a right to touch anybody or slap anybody for their own amusement."
The runner who smacked a TV reporter on the butt during a race in Georgia last year just plead guilty to sexual battery ... and he'll now be on probation for the next year, TMZ Sports has learned.
Thomas Callaway was facing up to 1 year behind bars after he was arrested last December for slapping WSAV-TV's Alex Bozarjian while she was reporting live from the Enmarket Savannah Bridge Run.
Video of the incident was alarming ... Bozarjian was speaking to the camera when Callaway ran up from behind and hit her hard. You can see in the footage, she was visibly stunned.
Bozarjian later admonished Callaway on Twitter, saying, "You violated, objectified, and embarrassed me" ... and, eventually, she went to law enforcement to press charges.
44-year-old Callaway was ultimately hit with a charge of sexual battery ... and court records show he pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor count on Tuesday.
Per the records, Callaway was sentenced to 1 year of probation and also ordered to complete 200 hours of community service. Callaway was also hit with over $1,000 of fines and fees as well.
We've reached out to Callaway's attorney for comment, but so far, no word back yet.
Callaway -- reportedly a teen church youth minister and a Boy Scout leader -- had previously apologized for the incident ... saying on national TV days after the race, "There was a misjudge in character and decision making."
Originally Published -- 9/1 3:55 PM PT
There is a new, despicable revelation in the Breonna Taylor investigation ... prosecutors tried to smear her by offering her ex-boyfriend a plea deal that could have turned a 10-year sentence into probation if he agreed to say Breonna was dealing drugs, and it's flat-out false.
Documents have surfaced showing that Jamarcus Glover, Breonna's ex who is charged with drug trafficking and gun charges, was offered the deal if he'd say Taylor was part of an organized crime syndicate trafficking drugs into Louisville. There is absolutely no evidence to support this, but attorney Sam Aguiar, who reps Breonna's family, says, "The fact that they would try to even represent that she was a co-defendant in a criminal case more than a month after she died is absolutely disgusting."
Prosecutors for the Commonwealth said the offer was part of a "draft" during the negotiations ... and it was squarely REJECTED by Glover. Cops got a search warrant for Breonna's home as part of a wide investigation into Glover and another man. Police claimed Glover went to Breonna's apartment in January, picked up a package and went to a "known drug house." Here's the reality ... NO drugs or money were found at Breonna's home, and she was never implicated in Glover's alleged drug dealing.
The short story ... it seems the effort was to smear Breonna to take the heat off authorities. Remember, the cops who shot her 8 times lied and said she suffered no injuries when in fact she died from her injuries.
It's shocking prosecutors used this tactic ... but apparently they did.
No one has been charged in Breonna's death, although the State AG is still investigating.
Nick Saban put on his walking shoes and got to marching Monday -- leading the Alabama football team in a social justice demonstration on campus.
Saban, decked out in white polo, grey pants and a COVID mask, charged through Tuscaloosa from the athletic facility toward Foster Auditorium -- where some members of the team gave speeches.
Among the players at the march, star running back Najee Harris, according to reporter Simone Eli.
Some of the players wore shirts with messages like, "Black Lives Matter, "Equality" and "Defend Black Lives."
Some of the players carried a black lives matter banner.
During the march, Saban reportedly told the media he felt "like a proud parent."
"I'm proud of our team, I'm proud of our messengers and I'm proud of our message," he added.
Alabama is one of the major college football programs that WILL play in 2020.
The Crimson Tide -- ranked #3 in the country in some preseason polls -- is slated to take on Missouri on Sept. 26th.
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A man was shot and killed Saturday night in Portland as hundreds of Trump supporters caravaned into the city and clashed with Black Lives Matter protesters.
The MAGA procession drew around 600 vehicles as they drove in late Saturday ... some of them armed. It didn't take long before clashes between the 2 groups erupted.
You hear shots ring out in the video and police find a man on the street who was hit. He was pronounced dead. There are reports the man was wearing a hat that read "Patriot Prayer" ... the moniker of a far, right-wing group that has made its presence known before on the streets of Portland. It's unclear if police identified the person who fired the shots.
For his part, Donald Trump could not have been happier a caravan of his supporters were rolling into Portland. Hours after the violence, he tweeted, "Great patriots."
In addition to the fatal shooting, some MAGA supporters were shooting pepper spray and paintballs at BLM protesters.
And, this is frightening ... organizers described the event as "concealed carry." Nevertheless, some of the MAGA supporters were openly displaying weapons.
If this is any way foreshadows what's to come as the election draws near ... well, we're all in trouble.
Chadwick Boseman, the iconic "Black Panther" star, has died at age 43 after a 4-year battle with colon cancer.
His family released a statement, saying "It is with immeasurable grief that we confirm the tragic passing of Chadwick Boseman. Chadwick was diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016, and battled with it these last 4 years as it progressed to stage IV."
They continue that "it was the honor of his career to bring King T'Challa to life in Black Panther."
"He died in his home, with his wife and family by his side"
Chadwick, who most famously brought the first black Marvel superhero to life in "Black Panther" along with a string of 'Avengers' movies was no stranger to giving life to iconic roles. He portrayed Jackie Robinson, James Brown, and Thurgood Marshall in "Marshall."
Recently, Chadwick had sparked concern amongst his fans, as he appeared very thin in videos on social media. This worry nearly overshadowed the impactful words he wanted to share with the world about Jackie Robinson and the pandemic.
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Born in South Carolina, he always had an affinity for theater, and wrote his first play in high school. He attended the famous HBCU, Howard University, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Fine arts.
He started his career in writing and directing, but clearly, he was meant to be on the other side of the camera. He took the world by storm in 2013 in the role of Jackie Robinson in "42." On playing that role, Chadwick said, "The story is relevant because we still stand on his shoulders. He started something - I would even say maybe he didn't even start it, it started before him. But he carried the torch. And he carried it alone for a period of time before other people could help him." Clearly, he forwarded the narrative of that, as he moved on to play one of the most influential roles of a generation in the portrayal of T'Challa, aka Black Panther.
The impact he had on Hollywood, while too short, was phenomenal. He hosted 'SNL' in a very memorable episode, and was slated to star in 'Black Panther 2' which was meant to be released in 2022
As outstanding of an actor as he was, Chadwick was also an incredibly effective activist and role model ... he had a unique and powerful voice that resonated with kids and adults, showing them anything was possible.
And, there's this. Today is Jackie Robinson Day in Major League Baseball, honoring the first black player in the league. All players wear the number 42.
Chadwick was 43. RIP
Jeff Bezos is doing quite well for himself in the pandemic ... he just became the first person ever to be worth $200 billion.
The Amazon honcho saw his net worth reach the incredible milestone Wednesday, as his company's stock continues a rock-steady climb that started when the pandemic first reached the United States.
With Amazon's share price climbing another 2.3% Wednesday to $3,423 per share, Bezos' net worth soared past the $200 billion benchmark.
It's incredible ... Jeff himself is worth more than huge brands like McDonald's, Nike and Pepsi. Those companies are valued between $139 bil and $191 bil. Chump change to Bezos.
Jeff's really cleaning up thanks to the coronavirus ... Amazon shares are up more than 100% since March 16, when COVID-19 turned American and global life upside down and steered more folks to online shopping.
Bezos is putting more distance between himself and Bill Gates, who is the world's second-richest man with a net worth of $123 billion. Bill kinda looks like a panhandler next to Jeff. Sorry, Bill.
Jeff woulda crossed the $200 bil threshold earlier if not for last year's $137 billion divorce with his ex-wife, MacKenzie ... but this feat is definitely better late than never.
Scott Peterson just got a big break, because the California Supreme Court has reversed his death penalty sentence for murdering his wife and unborn child.
The Court ruled the trial judge in the case erred by dismissing prospective jurors who opposed the death penalty but claimed they could still follow the law and impose it if the evidence so warranted.
The State's high court ruled unanimously ... opposition to the death penalty alone is not grounds to dismiss prospective jurors. They can be dismissed if they won't follow the law, but some people with strong opinions still have the capacity to follow the judge's instructions.
Peterson killed his wife, 27-year-old Laci Peterson, and their unborn son, Connor. Laci was 8 months pregnant when she and Connor were murdered on Xmas eve, 2002.
Peterson, now 47, will almost certainly remain in prison because his conviction still stands. But, there now must be a new trial on sentencing. The D.A. where Peterson was tried has not said if he'll seek the death penalty again.
The Oscar-winning writer behind "12 Years a Slave" is coming back with a new project that'll see Batman's cowl donned by a Black man ... and fans already think they know who it is.
John Ridley is heading up a 4-issue, limited series comic for DC, in which the Dark Knight will NOT be Bruce Wayne, but a different character entirely ... one who will likely be African-American. The news was announced this weekend during the online Fandome event.
Ridley teased the fact Batman wouldn't be white, saying, "I think it's a pretty safe bet that if I'm writing Batman, it's probably a little better than a 47 percent chance he's going to be a person of color." Batman being Black, though, was confirmed when John said the story would likely focus on the character Lucius Fox and his family ... whom folks know all too well.
Lucius is the head of Wayne Enterprises in the comics, and was played by Morgan Freeman in Christopher Nolan's 'Dark Knight' trilogy. He's a bit too old to rock the cape himself -- but his son, Luke, is known in some iterations at Batwing ... one of Batsy's sidekicks.
Long story short ... fans believe if there's going to be Black Batman, Luke is an obvious choice. The new limited series is set to hit shelves sometime in January 2021, so soon.
13 people died in a wild stampede early Sunday in Peru, after cops tried to shut down a nightclub that was operating illegally in the middle of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.
The video shows the chaotic scene as cops make their move. The 120 partygoers panicked and tried escaping through a single exit. A stampede followed and the victims were trampled. A number of the victims were crushed in the stairwell area.
The aftermath is horrific, as bodies were being loaded onto pickup trucks.
The club was not supposed to be operating ... the Peruvian government re-instituted a 10 PM curfew because COVID is out of control. Peru has been hit harder than most Latin American countries, with 576,000 cases and more than 27,000 deaths.
Police arrested 23 people.
OK ... we're in the grip of a pandemic, there are tropical storms swirling around the country, police shootings seem like an everyday occurrence, Trump is making rumblings he won't leave office even if he loses ... and now, an asteroid may hit the U.S. hours before the election.
NASA broke the news ... an asteroid is on a trajectory to hit the United States of America on November 2, 2020.
The good news ... it's 6.5 feet in diameter and there's only a 1% chance it will hit somewhere in the country. With our luck in 2020, who's betting that it will miss?
The space agency is saying there are 3 possible points of impact, but they weren't specific.
Don't dismiss this danger too quickly. Jim Bridenstine, a NASA Administrator, warned last year ... asteroids could be the biggest threat to Mother Earth.
Donald Trump's sister, Maryanne Trump Barry, scorched her brother in hours of conversations which she did not know were being recorded, essentially saying he has lied and cheated his way through life.
Maryanne had various conversations with Trump's niece, Mary Trump ... never knowing Mary was pulling a Linda Tripp and recording everything, and boy did she unload.
She said as a kid her brother was a brat, and she believes he had a guy named Joe Shapiro take his SAT test, something Shapiro's widow denies. For her part, she says she did his homework.
Maryanne, who retired as a federal judge last year, was beside herself with Trump's tweets, saying, "His goddamned tweeting and lying, oh my God." She also said, "He has no principles. None. None."
BTW ... the conversations were recorded in New York, where one party can legally record the other party without saying so. Mary Trump said she recorded Maryanne in the middle of a fight over a family inheritance, where Mary felt she was getting screwed.
There are hours of tapes. The most entertaining ... Maryanne says Trump once asked her if she watched Fox News and she responded she didn't watch much TV. He couldn't believe it and asked what on earth did she do ... she responded that she read books, something that just didn't compute.
Kanye West will not be playing Presidential spoiler in Wisconsin ... election officials just booted him off the ballot in that crucial swing state.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission gave Kanye the heave-ho Thursday, voting by a 5-to-1 margin to exclude him from the state's ballot because he did not file signatures and paperwork before the state's August 5 deadline for independent candidates.
We'd say it's another crushing blow for Kanye's campaign if he really had a shot at winning ... which he doesn't. However, Wisconsin, and its 10 electoral votes, is a crucial battleground state in the Presidential race.
TMZ broke the story ... Kanye accused the Wisconsin Democratic Party of spying on his presidential campaign after an official complaint was filed asking the Elections Commission to check his paperwork for fake signatures.
You'll recall, Badger State Democratic officials came right out and accused Trump operatives of supporting Ye's campaign in Wisconsin purely to draw votes from Joe Biden.
This is the second such setback for Kayne -- he was also removed from the ballot in his home state of Illinois where election officials said more than half his submitted signatures were invalid.
7:58 PM PT -- Obama just wrapped his DNC speech ... and as expected, he took some major swipes at President Trump. He also shared stories of his time with Joe Biden, saying Joe made him a better President and was like a brother to him.
Excerpts from the former President's upcoming DNC speech have been released, and if it stays true to form, what Obama's got to say is jaw-dropping ... and 45's not going to be pleased.
Obama obviously knows Joe Biden and supports him, but he says he held out hope Trump would rise to the occasion when he took office and take the job seriously for the sake of the country ... but it didn't happen.
He says Trump shows no interest in his job, in putting in the work or finding common ground. Obama accuses Trump of being divisive, disrespectful and using his power to help himself and his friends.
Obama claims Trump has "no interest in treating the presidency as anything but one more reality show that he can use to get the attention he craves."
Even more bluntly ... Obama says Trump hasn't grown into the job of POTUS simply because he can't do it, and points to the dire consequences he believes are the result of his incompetence.
The former Prez then addresses those who are still undecided on who to vote for -- or possibly just feel defeated at this point -- by praising and vouching for his good buddy, Joe ... who he believes can "lead this country out of dark times and build it back better."
Obama's full speech will air tonight after Biden's VP pick, Kamala Harris, speaks and accepts her spot on the ticket. Get your popcorn ready.
Michelle Obama was the clear star of the first night of the Democratic National Convention, and even though she only mentioned Donald Trump by name once ... she went for the jugular -- and she even took a shot at Kanye.
The former First Lady told people they should give up on Trump understanding and doing his job, because she says he just isn't up to it. As she said, "It is what it is."
MO hit all the big issues ... coronavirus, race, racism, justice, international relations, but her strongest words were about the office of the President and the President's character. She noted she's one of the few people on earth who have seen the challenges in the Oval Office, and Trump just doesn't have it.
She also seemed to take a shot at Kanye West. As she implored people to get out and vote, she cautioned for voters not to "play games with candidates who have no chance of winning."
Another interesting moment ... she said flatly -- she hates politics.
The Washington Football Team has named Jason Wright as team president, the 1st Black team president in NFL history.
Yep, this is a big deal.
The 38-year-old spent 7 years as an NFL running back as an undrafted free agent out of Northwestern in 2004.
He spent time with the Atlanta Falcons, Cleveland Browns and Arizona Cardinals -- racking up 1,214 total yards and 5 TDs.
During the 2011 NFL lockout, Wright decided to leave go back to school -- and got his Masters Degree in Business from the University of Chicago. He later went on to become a partner for McKinsey & Co., a major consulting company.
Wright spoke with 'GMA' about his new job -- and explained why he's so excited about the gig.
"The fact that I happen to be Black and the most qualified person is a boost," Wright said.
Wright says he's well-aware of the PR issues the team faces -- from the team name controversy to the allegations of sexual harassment -- and says he looks forward to helping the "culture transformation."
As for the new name of the team, Wright says he's not spilling the beans yet. He just got hired!
Wright is Washington's 2nd major non-white hire in the past few months -- after naming Ron Rivera head coach.
Wright later tweeted, "So excited to join the movement that the Snyders and Coach Rivera have launched. Ready to dive in!"