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Exclusive: Damon Feldman On Canceled George Zimmerman Fight “We Made A Mistake Picking Him”

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It looks like George Zimmerman will not be fighting in any celebrity boxing match … At least if Damon Feldman has anything to do with it.

A few weeks ago, the Florida native who was acquitted in the shooting death of 17-yaer-old, Trayvon Martin agreed to fight DMX in a celebrity boxing match. But after some backlash circulating around Zimmerman being considered a celebrity, the fight’s organizer completely pulled out.

Damon Feldman tells HipHollywood that he felt the fight was wrong. “[Zimmerman] is not a celebrity and it was ruining the credibility of celebrity boxing. We made mistake picking him,” he told us.

HipHollywood also recently caught up with some of Hollywood’s heavy hitters who thought that the planned fight was a bad idea from the beginning.  “Trayvon Martin should be celebrated forever,” Bill Duke told us. “And to mock his death with this entertainment in my opinion is unacceptable.”

American Horror Story’s Gabourey Sidibe told HipHollywood that she thinks it’s ridiculous. “I don’t understand why it’s necessary and it’s actually isn’t. It’s a bad thing to do.”

Roland Martin also shared his reaction, calling it shameful. “George Zimmerman is not a celebrity he is a murderer. DMX should have some since of respect for Trayvon Martin and his family. It’s interesting how he [Zimmerman] was so concerned about being in hiding and about his safety, yet he wants to be in a celebrity boxing match.”

He continued, “I wonder how America would feel if OJ Simpson was out of jail and decided to box somebody. I doubt they would be all happy.”

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  1. Remember

    February 15, 2014 at 2:06 AM

    Let Zimmerman kick his sissy black butt.

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Cocktails & Coins! Inside Aisha Tyler’s Wild Life After Divorce & Departure From ‘The Talk’

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Aisha Tyler went through a few MAJOR life changes over the past two years and now, the actress is back on top living life to the fullest.

In 2016, Tyler’s college love and husband of 20 years, Jeff Tietjens, filed for divorce from the actress. As if that weren’t an emotional challenge to overcome, Tyler was then ordered to pay Tietjens $31,250 a month in spousal support for the next four years, plus a lump sum of $500k.

Following the emotional split, Tyler’s career then took a big turn when she walked away from CBS’s The Talk. Just eight months ago, the actress left the show to pursue other passions. “I also have three other series (Criminal Minds, hosting Whose Line Is It Anyway? and voicing a character on Archer),” the actress said during the big announcement. “People always go, ‘How do you do all that?’ And I don’t always have an answer.”

While it might sound like Tyler’s woes and 360 of a life might seem completely damaging, it all turned for the better. “The unknown can be very compelling and can be interesting. Instead of thinking about it as change, think about it as dynamism,” she told HipHollywood during the screening of Dwyane Wade’s, Shot in the Dark. 

She explained, “You can’t stay the same, your life can’t stay the same. Staying the same is staying in place and staying in place is dying slowly. For me, I always reminded myself I’m not always going to feel this way, it’s not always going to be this tuff.”

“You cannot get through this experience on this planet without a little bit of pain and you need to know that and see that it’s temporary,” Aisha said. “My life is so interesting now and it wouldn’t have been without going through the stuff that I’ve been through. It’s been good for me; all this change.”

The actress is not only the star of some major network shows, but she also is about to launch her new cocktail line, Courage and Stone. “It’s been a really really exciting process,” she told us. “It really came out of my love of cocktails, my love of going to great bars and then going home and being like ‘I don’t know how to do all this.'”

Tyler then admitted that she was a whiskey girl at heart and that when she left the Talk “Julie Chen put me in a whiskey of the month club. She she’s doubled my collection in the last couple of months.”

Set to releae late spring early summer 2018.

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