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Exclusive: Stephen A. Smith Disses Russell Westbrook, Kobe Bryant



Chances are that you will not be seeing ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith walking around Lincoln Center for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week anytime soon, but that doesn’t mean the man doesn’t have an opinion on fashion … particularly on who’s the most fashionable man in sports.

When you think of sports and fashion, names like David Beckham and Dwayne Wade come to mind, but one name that Smith says shouldn’t is Oklahoma City Thunder point guard, Russell Westbrook’s. Asked who he thinks if the best dressed athlete, the animated First Take host joked,” Well, it certainly ain’t Russell Westbrook. I like him, but let’s get that out of the way.”

The Trend on Zappos Couture – a weekly fashion series airing on the Zappos Couture website – caught up with Stephen A. at the New York premiere of Amar’e Stoudemire: In The Moment. The New York Knicks center was in the house for the event, but didn’t get any praises from Smith for his style. “Amar’e, I love him dearly, but he struggles fashion-wise sometimes too. All of his picks are not the greatest,” the outspoken journalist quipped.

Then there’s Smith’s BFF, Kobe Bryant. “Kobe … here’s my problem with Kobe: I could say no, not Kobe, but then he doesn’t hesitate to remind me that he’s been on the cover of GQ twice and that it will probably be a third. Now I submit that I haven’t been on there because I’m just a reporter. If I was a baller, I would have been on there too.”

We’re not sure that’s entirely true, but why rain on the man’s parade? We let our friends at The Trend do that when they asked him who is a better dresser: him or his First Take colleague, Skip Bayless. To see his outrageous response, watch the video below.


What ‘Geostorm’s’ Gerard Butler & Abbie Cornish Wish They Could Control Via Satellite



One of the many taglines for the new drama, Geostorm, is simply: “Some things weren’t meant to be controlled.”

The film follows a team comprised of world leaders that have one goal in mind: to save the world from natural disasters with the creation of Dutch Boy, a series of satellite grids that control weather and natural disasters around the world.

And while the movie is flooded with action and stellar performances, the film ironically rivals recent natural disasters and crises around the world, and welcomes a bigger conversation. “That’s the genus behind the movie,” the film’s star, Gerard Butler, told HipHollywood. “But nobody knew how acutely it was going to be happening when the movie came out.”

He added, “It’s fun, it’s epic, it’s exciting, but at its core, it’s like, listen, ‘We gotta be careful. We gotta be really careful.”

Co-star Jim Sturgess added. “There is this sort of backbone, a message about climate change, and you kind of hope that audience members leave with that somewhere in the consciousness.”

With the idea, however, that a large unit could control the world’s natural weather patterns, imagine if the same could apply for people’s personal lives.

So when HipHollywood sat down with the cast of the film, we asked: If you could have a grid of satellites over your personal life, what would it control?

For Abbie Cornish, she “wouldn’t mind a satellite that could bring all the local organic seasonal fruits and vegetables to my house ” or “a satellite to drop down fresh flowers.” Jim Sturgess suggested he would love help with “being late for things.”

But it was Butler who suggested “integration.”

He explained, “As opposed to having different satellites and saying, ‘Here’s one for my personal life, here’s one for my relationships, here’s one for my career; I’d rather just have one big satellite, combine them all together, and just shine a whole bunch of positive inspirational light on me as a whole.”

Geostorm hits theaters on Friday, October 20.

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