David Spade May Not Love Girlfriend Naya Rivera But He ‘Really Likes’ Her, OK?!

Early on we might have thought this was an April Fools’ Day joke… but now sources are trying to push that it’s not only legit, it’s SERIOUS!

We still might have trouble believing David Spade and Naya Rivera are a thing, they’ve also gotten serious enough that Spade “really likes” the woman with whom he’s been linked for a month now.

Related: David Spade’s Impressive Dating History

According to a source who knows the goings-on between the couple, things aren’t, like, so serious that the pair is in love, but it’s all going well between the comedian and the former Glee actress, OK?!

The source said:

“David really likes Naya. They are still trying to keep things private, but they have hung out a couple of times since Hawaii.”

This is that dreaded “really likes” thing — not loves, but really likes — that just feels like a kiss of death, doesn’t it?!

Related: Melissa Joan Hart & Ryan Reynolds Were Almost An Item?

They’ve only hung out a couple times since their rendezvous in Hawaii, they’re keeping things SUPER private, and nobody else is commenting publicly save for one funny Instagram video moment Rivera posted a few weeks ago.


Is this couple for real?! We STILL can’t really tell!!

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Selena Gomez Reunites With The Wizards of Waverly Place Cast For David Henrie’s Wedding!

It’s a beautiful weekend for a Wizards of Waverly Place reunion!

On Friday, David Henrie married former Miss Delaware and teacher Maria Cahill in an “Old Hollywood-inspired” ceremony in El Lay — and all of his Disney costars (including Selena Gomez!) spent the day celebrating the nuptials!

As you probably know, the 27-year-old actor and the It Ain’t Me songstress played brother and sister on the hit show from 2007 to 2012.

Other cast mates who showed up for the big day included Jake T. Austin, Jennifer Stone, David DeLuise, and Maria Canals-Barrera.

The nostalgia!

Related: Selena Has A PDA Filled Weeknd At Coachella!

Ch-ch-check out some more pics from the special occasion (below)!

Free Book – Three Seconds To Rush

This week’s Free Friday Book from Barnes & Noble, Three Seconds To Rush: Piper Anderson Legacy Mystery #1 by Danielle Stewart, is also free in the Kindle store and from Google, iTunes and Kobo.

Book Description
Tara Shiloh knows she’s not a drug addict. She’s positive she’s a good mother and hard worker. So why is she in an alley with a needle in her arm? Waking up in the hospital without her son is terrifying. Being told she can’t have him back nearly crushes her. With her memory spotty and the circumstances incriminating, Tara must fight to learn the truth and wrestle with the idea that maybe her son is better off without her.

Reid Holliston defends guilty people for a living and it’s slowly killing him. He’s certain there is no such thing as a truly blameless client anymore. When his phone rings with a voice from his childhood his jaded views make him certain Tara is just one more criminal claiming innocence. But even his skepticism isn’t enough to keep him away.

Best friends from a lifetime ago, the two must find a way to trust each other again in spite of how the years apart have changed them. Can a promise made in childhood be enough to save them both?

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Crimson Outlast White 27-24 in 2017 Alabama Spring Game as Tide Look to Reload

Crimson scored a 27-24 victory over White thanks to a game-winning field goal by JK Scott as time expired in Alabama’s annual A-Day spring game Saturday afternoon at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Tide head coach Nick Saban told ESPN’s Chris Low coming into the scrimmage the team had “a long way to go” in trying to replace several impact contributors, especially on the defensive side. He hoped some of the newer additions could use the spring game to make their case for playing time.

“Two years in a row, we’ve lost a lot of guys,” Saban said. “We just had a lot of depth on defense and it didn’t show up, and we were still really good last year. We’ve got a lot of young guys that can make a contribution to the team, which we need from a depth standpoint.”

Freshman wide receiver Jerry Jeudy and sophomore defensive lineman Raekwon Davis were among the players who did their best to take advantage of that opportunity.

Here’s a look at some of the top performers from Saturday’s spring showcase:


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Tua Tagovailoa Shines; Jalen Hurts Improves After Slow Start

Tagovailoa couldn’t have made a much better first impression. The true freshman quarterback showed he’s making rapid progress picking up the Alabama offense and flashed nice touch, especially on the game’s first touchdown to T.J. Simmons, a perfectly lofted fade.

Hurts played well enough during his freshman campaign to buy himself some margin for error heading into the 2017 season. That said, the early signs from the Hawaii native suggest the Tide have a high-upside backup waiting in the wings just in case.

Sometimes it helps to get a little lucky, too. The SEC Network highlighted Tagovailoa’s second TD pass, which somehow pinballed to Jeudy for a 25-yard score:

Meanwhile, Hurts looked a little sluggish in the game’s opening stages. He tossed an interception to Trevon Diggs in the end zone, which the White squad quickly converted to a touchdown. Those are the types of game-changing mistakes he must avoid once the real games get started.

The projected starter eventually settled in and looked better to finish his day. A 65-yard touchdown pass to Robert Foster was his best moment. Those types of big plays down the field were virtually nonexistent from the Bama passing game for most of last season.

Aaron Suttles‏ of the Tuscaloosa News discussed the QB’s improved deep throws:

All told, it was a promising day for the quarterbacks who will likely land at No. 1 and No. 2 on the depth chart when the season gets underway. More consistency with the aerial attack will be an important emphasis as Alabama attempts to hunt down another national title.


Retooling Defense Still a Work in Progress Heading into Fall

It’s impossible to draw any definite conclusions about the Alabama defense after the scrimmage for two main reasons.

First, the group is in the process of replacing several players who are now top prospects for the 2017 NFL draft, led by defensive lineman Jonathan Allen, linebackers Reuben Foster and Tim Williams and cornerback Marlon Humphrey. It’s going to take more than a few months.

Second, Saban likes using these early practices and the spring game to put players in situations where they aren’t fully comfortable. Whether it’s putting a corner on a man-to-man island against a wide receiver or adding extra layers of responsibility for his linebackers, it’s a testing ground.

Saturday presented both reasons for optimism and signs of the work left to do.

Most of the positive vibes will be related to the pass rush. The two defenses combined to register 12 sacks, which takes at least a minor step to answering questions about whether Bama will be able to generate enough heat on opposing quarterbacks this season.

On the flip side, there were some issues in coverage.

Diggs, who’s trying to earn a spot in the starting lineup while making the full-time switch to corner, got beat over the top a few times. He did come down with an interception against Hurts, but he needs to do a much better job of locating and knocking down deep balls.

Ryan C. Fowler of WDGM summed up the corner’s day:

It wasn’t a totally lost afternoon for the pass defense, though. Linebacker Terrell Hall took advantage of a rare Tagovailoa mistake to score a defensive touchdown, a factor that Bama used to get out of several jams throughout last season.

Ken Rogers of the Dothan Eagle commented on the pick-six:

The SEC Network highlighted the defensive score:

Ultimately, the Alabama defense isn’t where it needs to be quite yet. The amount of talent on the roster combined with the battle-tested scheme and the Saban-led coaching staff should ensure the unit is ready to roll by the time the Tide face off with Florida State in the Sept. 2 opener.

Aaron Hernandez Was Bisexual, And That May Have Been Central Motive In His Murder Of Odin Lloyd

It’s been a whirlwind week reporting on the sudden, shocking suicide of former NFL star Aaron Hernandez, and now it’s about to get even a little more eye-raising.

Apparently, allegations centering on Hernandez’s sexuality go far deeper than just one gay jailhouse lover, and it’s his long-time bisexual orientation that may have fueled the murder he committed several years ago of friend Odin Lloyd.

Related: Aaron’s Murder Conviction Will Likely Be Vacated

According to multiple law enforcement sources talking to Newsweek, Lloyd — who had been a friend of Hernandez and was dating the football player’s fiance’s sister at the time — knew that Hernandez was bisexual.

Fearing that this information would come to light, police hypothesize, is what fueled Hernandez’s motive to kill Lloyd.


Couple that with the fact that Hernandez apparently did have that gay jailhouse lover, as has been reported, and things certainly start coming into focus.

Related: Report Reveals The Recipients Of Aaron’s Suicide Notes

Obviously, Hernandez’s sexuality would have mattered little — or not at all — in the grand scope of things, but if it was tied to the specific motive over which he was convicted of murder in April 2015… shocking.


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Raptors Even Series vs. Bucks in 87-76 Game 4 Win; DeMar DeRozan Drops 33

The Toronto Raptors leveled their first-round 2017 NBA Playoffs series with the Milwaukee Bucks at two games apiece by scoring an 87-76 road victory Saturday afternoon at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

DeMar DeRozan was a force for the Raptors with 33 points, nine rebounds, five assists and four steals. Backcourt mate Kyle Lowry added 18 points, while Norman Powell, who stepped in the starting lineup for Jonas Valanciunas, chipped in 12 points, four boards and four assists.

Tony Snell paced the Bucks with 19 points on the strength of five three-pointers. But in a game where the home side desperately needed somebody to take control offensively, budding superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo only tallied 14 points on 6-of-19 shooting

A poor day of offensive execution from both teams—they shot a combined 39.1 percent from the field and 23.2 percent from three—kept the game close throughout. It was tied after both the first and second quarters before the Raptors grabbed a six-point lead after the third period.

NBA on TNT‏ highlighted the early success of DeRozan, who was almost alone in terms of generating consistent offense:

Milwaukee could never trim the lead below five in the fourth quarter. Head coach Jason Kidd’s squad was relentless on the offensive glass to create a flurry of second-chance opportunities down the stretch, but the Bucks just never found their shooting stroke to make a serious charge.

ESPN Stats & Info spotlighted the ice-cold shooting from the Greek Freak:

Hardwood Paroxysm‏ commented on Toronto’s much-needed triumph:

Looking ahead, the Raptors are back in control of home-court advantage with the win. Concerns about the lack of secondary offensive contributions are still in place, though. Players other than DeRozan and Lowry combined to shoot 31.7 percent in the contest. That must improve to advance.

Milwaukee can take solace in the fact it was able to remain competitive deep into the fourth quarter despite an off night from Antetokounmpo. More disciplined performances will be needed the rest of the way after racking up 20 turnovers Saturday.

The series shifts back to the Air Canada Centre in Toronto for Game 5 on Monday night.