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Why Rihanna’s Song Was Pulled From Last Night’s Ravens VS Steelers Game

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In the wake of the Ray Rice scandal, Thursday night’s Baltimore Ravens vs Pittsburgh Steelers game was set to be one of the most watched games this season. If you tuned in, you probably noticed two things: 1. How strong the Ravens played and 2. Rihanna’s voice was missing from the pregame show.

RihRih’s track “Run This Town” was set to be featured during last night’s game, but CBS pulled the plug because they didn’t want to feature the singer who too was the victim of a high profile domestic violence case.

“It’s important to realize we are not overreacting to this story but it is as big a story as has faced the NFL,” CBS Sports chairman Sean McManus said. “We thought journalistically and from a tone standpoint, we needed to have the appropriate tone and coverage. A lot of the production elements we wanted in the show are being eliminated because of time or tone.”

The opening segment would have featured Rihanna’s song while Don Cheadle introduced the teams. Instead, CBS opted to run a report from Norah O’Donnell, who interviewed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday.
Rice was cut from the Ravens and suspended from the NFL indefinitely after a video surfaced of the former player assaulting his then fiancée, Janay Palmer in an elevator at an Atlantic City casino.

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Jordin Sparks And Husband Dana Isaiah Reveal Gender Of Unborn Child

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Jordin Sparks and hubby Dana Isaiah took to social media on Thanksgiving to unveil the gender of their unborn child.

The couple, who announced last week that they are expecting their first baby together, announced that they are having a baby boy.

Sparks posted an adorable snapshot on Instagram of she and Dana holding blue confetti, writing: “IT’S A BOY!!! We have so much to be thankful for and this is definitely at the top of the list! @_danaisaiah‘s gonna have a little mini me running around! We can’t wait to meet him. We love you lil man!”

Last week, Jordin shocked fans when she revealed she and the 25-year-old model and fitness guru secretly tied the knot back in July and that they are now expecting.

Congrats to the couple.

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