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Andrew Santino Based His ‘Sin City Saints’ Character on Donald Sterling and Mark Cuban


Yahoo!’s stepping into the original programming game with some heavy hitters this month. The second on its slate: Sin City Saints, a hilarious new sitcom about the misadventures of the eponymous fictional Las Vegas-based NBA team and its Silicon Valley tycoon owner Jake Tullus (Andrew Santino), whose persona bears a striking similarity to some of the league’s most infamous characters. Namely, Dallas Mavericks head honcho Mark Cuban and disgraced former Clippers owner Donald Sterling.

“I would argue that my character is Mark Cuban brain and Donald Sterling action. Jake is an intelligent guy who’s very forward-thinking, and kind of thought that his web space brain could help in the sports world, but they have nothing to do with one another, other than running a good business,” said Santino during Yahoo!’s press day. “That’s where someone like the Sterling reference makes sense because he makes a lot of mistakes that I don’t think he understands he’s making…I mean, I call [Ladarius Pope] my mocha baby boy, and I don’t think Jake understands you can’t say that.”

[Photo Credit: Yahoo!]

[Photo Credit: Yahoo!]

And who is Ladarius Pope exactly? The Saints’ star player, played by Keith Powers, whose accidental knee injury during one of Tullus’ misguided publicity stunts becomes the catalyst for the team to spiral out of control.

On Ladarius, Powers had this to say, “My character was inspired by LeBron James with a 12-year-old, naive, mama’s boy mind. You’re dropping all this money on him, letting him do what he’s been doing his whole life…but when it’s taken away from him, it’s like, ‘Oh snap, what do you do now?’ You get to see a unique side of an NBA player. You don’t get to see him as that rock star, you get to seem him as this everyday human.”

Holding the organization together as the team scrambles to replace Keith and dodge bad press is Malin Akerman‘s Dusty Halford, a no-nonsense lawyer who’s the special assistant to the commissioner. For inspiration, she didn’t tap any known public figures in particular, but rather drew from her experiences as a new mother. “You become this person you never thought you’d be when you become a mom. As much as [Dusty’s] not the nurturing part of a mother, she still has that [instinct of] having to keep everybody together,” said Akerman. “This is a family of some sorts.The whole team behind [Jake’s] team are the children. His assistants are strippers. [Laughs.] I feel I have to come in and fix them and show them the lay of the land.”

Tom Arnold, Brendan Jennings, B.K. Cannon, and Justin Chon round out Jake’s off-court team, while veteran NBA players Rick Fox (a Single Ladies and Hit the Floor alum) plays his mentor and Baron Davis is his team’s newest recruit.

The series premieres its first of eight half-hour episodes on Yahoo! on March 23.

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Liv Tyler Is “So In Love” With Newborn Son


In a sweet new snapshot, Liv Tyler gave us a glimpse of her 3-week-old son Sailor.

“Im so in love!!!!,” the proud new mom-of-two Instagrammed an image of her newborn’s bare feet.

In a series of adorable photos, The Leftovers actress, 37, shared some cute outfits for her baby boy.

The actress and her boyfriend, sports manager/agent David Gardner, welcomed their son on Feb. 11. “He’s healthy and everyone is very happy,” her rep said at the time, remaining mum on the moniker.

Then on Feb. 20, the newborn’s nautical name was revealed with a photo of Liv’s sweet tot holding a blue stone necklace featuring a diamond encrusted anchor.

The Armageddon star captioned the image: “Sailor Gene Gardner.”

Sailor is the actress’ second son — she welcomed Milo in Dec. 2004 with ex-husband Royston Langdon.

Gardner is also dad to 7-year-old son Gray from his previous marriage.

❤️Im so in love!!!!❤️

A photo posted by Liv Tyler (@misslivalittle) on Mar 5, 2015 at 3:12pm PST

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Shriya Saran Latest Pictures in Red Long Dress at The Femina Beauty Awards 2015

Shriya Saran is a gorgeous South Indian actress who is looking stunning in red long dress. These adorable Shriya Saran latest pictures are taken at The Femina Beauty Awards 2015.

Shriya Saran Latest Pictures in Red Long Dress at The Femina Beauty Awards 2015

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Robyn Lawley Welcomes First Child: Ripley


Congratulations are in order for Robyn Lawley and Everest Schmidt.

The 25-year-old Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model (named the magazine’s first “plus-size” model) and her partner welcomed their first child – daughter Ripley – on Feb. 26, she announced via Facebook.

“CONGRATULATIONS! Robyn Lawley and Everest Schmidt welcomed the arrival of their new beautiful healthy baby girl Ripley on Thursday 26th Feb,” the post, which was retweeted by Lawley on Twitter, read.

“The new family are doing great, everyone is healthy, happy and looking forward to spending quiet time with their precious new little human,” the statement continued. “Ripley is just the epitome of contented perfection, big big love guys XXX.”

During a recent interview with Cosmopolitan, Lawley admitted that her pregnancy was unplanned and she considered having an abortion.

“I talked to so many women for advice,” she shared. “I spoke to a lot of career women that I respect who chose their careers over babies and had abortions. Even my mom had an abortion in her early 20s that I didn’t [previously] know about. Women have always been expected to raise the child, but now it’s great because dads are more involved. I know my partner’s going to be a great dad, so that takes some of the pressure off. Another reason I kept the baby was because I was worried about possible fertility problems down the road. What if I aborted the baby now and in five years time, I wouldn’t be able to have one? That was my biggest fear.”

She added: “I am pro-choice. I donate to NARAL every year. I always thought it was a very easy decision to make, to get an abortion. I thought if you need it, you can get it. I thought it’d be so easy! I’d just walk in there, and it’d be done so quickly, but then I called them and heard the process and thought this is a serious, full-on thing. I decided then that I wanted to keep the baby. Had I been in a different circumstance, without a partner or had I been raped, the decision could have been different. When you’re actually confronted with the possibility of an abortion, it’s an immensely hard decision. If people think this is an easy decision to make, they’re grossly mistaken.”

She went on to talk about her main reason for keeping the baby.

“I still think planned pregnancies are better for society or [for parents to have] a deep want of the child,” she shared. “There’s so many deciding factors [in having a child], but my main reason was that I chose Everest as my life partner years ago. He and I discussed kids often, so although it was sooner than we thought, we always knew we would have one together. I just had to decide if 25 was OK to do it.”

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