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SPORTS SHOCKS: TOP-Ranked Serena Williams Reaches The FRENCH OPEN Finals! + USA’s Justin Gatlin BEATS “The World’s Fastest Man” Usain Bolt!

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Serena Williams, the #1 tennis player in the world, is heading to the French Open Finals for the first time in eleven years! Get the deets inside and watch USA track superstar Justin Gatlin run to victory over Usain Bolt

 

For the first time since 2002, Serena Williams, who’s currently the #1 ranked tennis player in the world, is heading into the French Open finals. Though Serena’s last appearance in the finals was a long time ago, her defeat of Sara Errani yesterday (6-0, 6-1)solidified her dominances of the sport. The NY Times described the battle this was, "The match was a virtually flawless session that looked much more like a practice for Williams than a Grand Slam semifinal."

Although Serena only made 12 unforced errors and won 52 points to Sara’s 16, she wasn’t overly cocky during the post-game interview, and stressed that every game is different.  She said her upcoming battle with Maria Sharapova on Saturday could prove very challenging.

"That’s why I really just — every day that I’m doing well, I try to do the best I can. And when I’m not, I just try to fight through it, because my forehand, my backhand, my serve, anything could happen.”

And while she’s very focused on Saturday, Serena has been able to soak in her victory and reflect on her long journey to the open.

"I’m very happy to be back in the French Open final 11 years later," Williams told the crowd in French. (Yes…Serena has an apartment in Paris AND she speaks French!) "I’m still here 11 years later. It’s so wonderful for me."

Congrats ‘Rena!

 

In other sports news….

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Jamaican-born sprinter Usain Bolt may hold the world 100m record, but he was met with a stunning defeat yesterday as 31-year-old American sprinter, Justin Gatlin, sped past him with a 9.94 victory (to Usains 9.95) in Rome yesterday.  Work!

After the match, Usain shrugged off the defeat, calling it a on-off. "The one-offs are never for me. It’s all about the World Championships. I’ve got two months to get it right. You learn more from losing. You can’t win every race in your career, I’ve learnt that."

Meanwhile, Justin basked in his own victory, but still paid homage to Usain and what he’s brought to the sport.

‘It felt good. It’s an honor to be able to race against him and compete against him. He’s an inspiration for the sport. He’s inspired me to be a better runner and a better entertainer for the fans.

I just want to be able to give him some competition when he’s at top form. He’s a legend and I want to go out and just fight for the end. Much respect.’

After the upset from the 2012 Olympics, it’s good to see USA showing that 2016 is going to be FAB.  Watch the USA’s victory here:

 

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Nicki Minaj Reaches Double Platinum Status with ‘Pink Friday’

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Arguably, 2011 was the Year of the Barbz. Nicki Minaj ruled the charts and the airwaves with her debut LP ‘Pink Friday.’ The rap vixen’s hard work has certainly paid off as her album hit double-platinum (2 million shipped) before the close out of 2011. Minaj announced on her Twitter of her recent achievement, stating, “World Wide sales: @NickiMinaj, Pink Friday 2.2million.”

Minaj won’t be resting on her rap laurels in 2012. Up next is her highly-anticipated sophomore effort titled ‘Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded,’ which hits stores on Valentine’s Day. However, there’s nothing loving about Minaj’s evil alter ego Roman Zolanski. Judging by the song ‘Stupid Hoe,’ the haters are going to feel the wrath of the Big Zo.

The Young Money queen recently shot videos for both ‘Roman in Moscow’ and ‘Stupid Hoe,’ which is expected to hit the Internet in a couple of weeks. Minaj plans on twerking and eating fried chicken in her ‘Hoe’ video. “Barbz, shld i twerk in the stupid hoe vid???” she asked her tweeples. “But i 4got my twerkin moves … dang.”

We wish Nick Minaj a successful 2012 with her new album and upcoming projects.

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Today’s Best Tweets: Selena Gomez Reaches 8 Million Twitter Followers

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Today on Twitter, Selena Gomez reached a major mile stone of 8 million followers! That means her Twitter followers equal the entire population of New York City. Wowza! Selena’s bestie, Taylor Swift, teased her fans of a new music video she’s shooting right now. Maybe for a song off the new album? Justin Bieber and Mariah Carey also wrapped their music video for their rendition of ‘All I Want For Christmas Is You (Remix),’ today! Justin promised it was going to be a classic. We’re holding you to that, JB! Fabolous and Trey Songz were lending a hand to making sure the city of New York is warm this winter at Fabolous’ 3 Kings Coat Drive. Travis Barker was taping some kind of musical promo for the NFL and Jay Sean was excited to sing with Alicia Keys at a benefit for her charity, Keep a Child Alive. Meanwhile, young artists James Durbin and Dia Frampton were celebrating the artwork of their debut albums! Read what your favorite stars were chirping about today!

8 million?!?!? Ya’ll are amazing, thank you for following my random banter, LOL.

just wrapped the ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU with the icon and amazing @mariahcarey ! HONORED and I think this video is gonna b classic!

Shooting the final take of “All I Want.. ” duet with surprise appearance by Jilly beans & directed by my friend, the wonderful Sanaa Hamri

Taping a special segment for NFL later 2day with my drums. #stoked

So today is another magic moment in my career. I’m singing a duet with alicia keys live on stage in NY for Keep a child alive black ball!

A peep of my 1st single photo cover, “The Broken Ones,” out on I-tunes Nov. 15th! The album cover’s coming soon!XO twitpic.com/7ahi34

Packing for Nashville today. Getting ready to record an EP with @BenFolds. This is probably not going to be fun at all. Music is soooo hard.

my Movember mustache is 3 day’s worth of haphazard stubble, and i’m already stroking it like i’m gandalf the grey, deep in thought.

Holly Robinson REACHES OUT To Fans Of “The Talk” And SAYS She’ll Continue Fighting For Autism Awareness

 

Fans of Holly Robinson Peete may be upset that she won’t be returning to CBS’ gabfest "The Talk" but they will be impressed by her handling of the situation.  The gracious and sophisticated lady released a statement thanking fans and CBS and also added that she will continue fighting for families with specials needs.  Read it inside….

 

Showing how to handle the "closing" of a door with grace and classy, Holly Robinson Peete released a statement about her departure from "The Talk" making it clear that is was not her decision.  She then thanked CBS for the opportunity and fans for their support.  

Here’s her statement:

After weeks in limbo, I was finally "officially" given word from CBS today that I have not been picked up for the 2nd season of The TALK. I realize there have been several reports and "leaks" for sometime to this effect but until today I was not contractually released which prevented me from moving on and finding other work.

While I am relieved to have this closure, it doesn’t diminish my disappointment one bit about not continuing with a show I worked very hard to launch and love dearly.

But I’ve been around long enough to know that while you cannot control certain situations you CAN control how you respond to them.

Thank you to CBS for a tremendous opportunity to realize a long held dream of mine to host a daytime talk show. I learned SO much and will cherish and build upon my experience. Best of all I made some friends for life…

I want to thank The TALK viewers and those who supported and rallied around me and expressed appreciation for the humor and heart I attempted to bring to the table… You lifted me!

But by far, what I will miss the most: the amazing platform to spread awareness about families affected by autism and special needs. Just know that I will never stop speaking for you, and sharing your stories…EVER.

Although this door has closed, I am full of excitement about the new doors that will open for me.

Gotta go grind!

I Love you.

Thank you.

See you soon.

Holly

 

Good luck on your next project Holly!