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Justin Roiland in Truoble as Adult Swim Cuts Ties with him following Domestic Abuse Claims

Following reports that the co-creator of Rick and Morty had been charged with felony domestic abuse in Orange County, Adult Swim severed their relationship with Justin Roiland.

Adult Swim senior vp communications Marie Moore said in a statement on Tuesday that “Adult Swim has ended its association with Justin Roiland.”

Roiland co-created, executive produced, and delivered the voices for both the titular Rick and Morty in the popular adult animated comedy series Rick and Morty, which is distributed by Adult Swim. The show, one of the network’s most well-known series, was commissioned by the channel in 2018 and Adult Swim isn’t even halfway through a massive 70-episode order for it, as The Hollywood Reporter revealed on Jan. 17.

According to sources, Roiland’s vocal roles in Rick and Morty will be recast. Even though Dan Harmon, another co-creator, will now be the only showrunner, Roiland will always be given credit as a co-creator. The program has a contract through season 10.

Roiland is still working on a number of projects with Hulu, including as the co-creator of the streaming service’s Solar Opposites, in which he lends his voice to a major role (the show was renewed for a fifth season in October). Roiland provides the voices for the platform’s Koala Man, which debuted on January 9. She also serves as the executive producer. Additionally, Roiland continues to be under a contract with 20th Television Animation, the company that makes Solar Opposites and Koala Man.

He was charged with one count of felony assault with corporal injury and one count of false imprisonment by menace, violence, fraud, or deceit in Orange County on Jan. 12; the charges stem from an alleged incident with an unnamed Jane Doe that Roiland was dating at the time. NBC News was the first to report the news. In 2020, Roiland was released on a $50,000 bond after filing a not guilty plea. Roiland has previously appeared in a number of pretrial hearings and is scheduled to do so again on April 27.

Edward Welbourn, the lawyer for Roiland, stated in a statement earlier this month that the media’s reporting on the matter has been “inaccurate.” Welbourn added, “To be clear, not only is Justin innocent but we also have every expectation that this matter is on course to be dismissed once the district attorney’s office has completed its methodical review of the evidence.” The Hollywoodreporter wrote.

 

Just In: NDC changes Minority leadership in Parliament

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) has made changes to the party’s parliamentary leadership.

Dr. Ato Forson replace Haruna Iddrisu  as the minority leader.

In a letter dated January 23, 2023, and bearing the general secretary’s signature, Fifi Kwetey, the party informed the Speaker of Parliament.

James Avedzi is replaced as the Deputy Minority Leader by Emmanuel Armah Kofi Buah.

With Ahmed Ibrahim serving as first Deputy Whip and Comfort Doyo Ghansah serving as second Deputy Whip, Kwame Agbodza is now the Minority Whip.

 

Ghana to host filming of Hollywood movie ‘The Girls Trip 2’

The sequel to the 2017 American comedy “Girls Trip,” which featured Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Tiffany Haddish, and Jada Pinkett Smith, is coming to Ghana!

Tracy Oliver, a writer, director, and producer, made the announcement while at Sundance over the weekend.

‘Girls Strip 2’ will reunite the full cast in Ghana for the second iteration for the movie.

 

Dog Shoots Man to Death

A 32-year-old Kansas hunter was found dead in his car on Saturday, with sheriffs concluding that he was killed when his dog stepped on the trigger of his rifle.

The unidentified Wichita resident was discovered close to Geuda Springs, a hamlet with a population of 194 people that is 50 miles south of Wichita and just north of the Oklahoma border.

He passed away, according to sheriffs, about 9:40 a.m.

‘A canine belonging to the owner of the pickup stepped on the rifle causing the weapon to discharge,’ the sheriff’s office said.

‘The fired round struck the passenger who died of his injuries on scene.’

Although sheriffs hid the man’s name, several people on social media made fun of his wounds.

His friend stood up for him. Dailymail.uk reported.

‘To all the comedians and weapons experts here: This boy was my friend, having been best friends for over 20+ years with his dad,’ he wrote.

‘These comments are hateful.

‘I know this family very well and cannot tell you how much their hearts hurt right now. Shame on you.’

This is not the first time a dog is killing a man. A 32-year-old man was reportedly shot and murdered by his own dog in Turkey in November when the dog stood on a shotgun’s trigger and fired at the victim.

According to Newsweek, Ozgur Gevrekoglu was killed while out hunting with his friend in the Kizlan Plateau in the Samsun Province of Turkey, as reported by the newspaper Turkiye.

Official: Arsenal signs Jakub Kiwior from Spezia for £21m

Polish defender Jakub Kiwior has been signed by Arsenal for £21 million from Serie A team Spezia.

The 22-year-old spent the weekend in London and watched Arsenal’s 3-2 victory over Manchester United on January 22 at Emirates Stadium.

Kiwior agreed to a deal that runs through 2027.

Director of Sport Edu said: ‘We’re delighted to have completed the signing of Jakub Kiwior. He’s a young talent who we’ve been monitoring for a while now. We are now all looking forward to working with Jakub and seeing his continued development with us. We welcome Jakub to Arsenal.’

‘Jakub is a player who will give us strength and quality to our defensive unit. We welcome Jakub and his family to Arsenal and look forward to working with him.’

After Leandro Trossard from Brighton, Jakub is Arsenal’s second January signing. He will cost them about £17.5 million up front, with an additional £3.5 million in potential add-ons.

 

Everton FIRES Frank Lampard

Everton has fired manager Frank Lampard after losing eight of their past nine games overall and struggling in 19th place in the Premier League.

After Saturday’s embarrassing 2-0 loss to West Ham, the former England midfielder was fired.

With only 15 points from 20 league games this season, the outcome puts Everton two points outside of safety.

Everton’s players received a day off on Monday following the defeat to West Ham, and they won’t be due back at Finch Farm until Tuesday.

Club legend Leighton Baines, who is in charge of the Under 18s, and Under 21 head coach Paul Tait are in line to run the day-to-day activities while the club looks for a new manager.

Stefon Diggs acquired by the Chicago Bears in one of these three trade deals

Season was difficult for the Chicago Bears. Justin Fields’ lack of offensive support contributed to the difficulty of the situation. His weapons were almost just as awful as his offensive line.

To get him the assistance he requires to move in the correct path, they must actively work throughout the off-season. It might be similarly challenging for him and the offense in 2023 if they don’t.

Stefon Diggs is one potential weapon that the Bears might use. The best receiver in the NFL, he can make any team he plays for more explosive. It is rare to come across a dynamic receiver like that according to dawindycity.com

The Buffalo Bulls’ Sunday afternoon loss to the Cincinnati Bengals didn’t seem to make him too happy. It’s not a good indicator that he departed the locker room before the coaches had returned with his items.

Regardless of the fact that Diggs is a fantastic player, you have to worry if he will be with the team for the full offseason. Perhaps, as he did with the Minnesota Vikings, he will try to push his way out. This guy is obnoxiously focused on winning, which may turn some people off.

If he does indeed ask for a trade, the Bears might not be in a better position than Buffalo, but they might as well try. If he’s available, one of these three trade packages might be able to land him for the Chicago Bears

 

Hearts of Oak exit MTN FA Cup

Following their loss against Dreams FC at the Accra Sports Stadium on January 22, the defending champions, Hearts of Oak, have been eliminated from the 2022–23 MTN FA Cup.

Owing to an Agyenim Boateng goal, the Phobians lost 0-1 in the opening half of their round of 32 match and were unable to tie the score.

After being given a penalty in the 97th minute of the match, Slavko Matic’s team was given with a tremendous opportunity.

Samuel Inkoom made two attempts from the penalty spot, but both times he was unsuccessful.

Meanwhile, Asante Kotoko won 2-1 at the Baba Yara Stadium despite a late scare from Division One team Benab FC.

How 25 Year old Naomi Osaka made $51.1 Million in 2022

Multicultural, Japanese-haitian-American woman, Naomi Osaka made an estimated $51.1 Million in the year 2022.

She is not only a tennis champion, she is also an entrepreneur, a star, and a role model for young people all over the world.

Osaka and Selina Williams were the only two female athletes on Forbes’ list of the top 50 athletes in the world, according to the publication. Moreover, since 2020, her yearly earnings have surpassed Williams’.

With $51.1 million in earnings, Osaka ranked first among the top 25 female athletes in the world for the year 2022, making it three years in a row.

According to the outlet, “Only six athletes on Forbes’ 2022 athletes list made more than her $50 million off the field.”

The Entrepreneur has businesses of her own like:

Hana Kuma media company

Sweetgreen

KINLO (Skincare Brand)

Additionally, according to afrotech, she’s been making investments and building her portfolio.

Mass shooting in Monterey Park kills 10, suspected Gunman confirmed dead

CALIFORNIA – Los Angeles sheriff’s department has reported that there were at least 10 deaths and 10 injuries from a mass shooting on Saturday night in Monterey Park.

In the area of Garvey and Garfield avenues, LASD Sgt. Bob Boese said that they are investigating into a shooting.

Reportedly after shooting himself, the shooting suspect was discovered dead in a white pickup truck in Torrance, according to the authorities.

Telemundo52.com reported that the shooting was reported at approximately 10:22 p.m. in the 100 block of W. Garvey Avenue, LASD reported after an event was held to celebrate Lunar New Year.

During a press conference on Sunday, Chief Robert Luna of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department revealed that only five of the ten victims were men and five were women.

The victims’ ages are estimated to be between 50 and 60.

The gunman was identified as 72-year-old Huu Can Tran.

According to Capt. Andrew Meyer of the LASD Homicide Bureau, during a press conference early on Sunday, when police arrived on the site on Saturday, they discovered several persons fleeing from a dance hall.

People were running out of the ballroom screaming, according to Meyer, and numerous victims were found in the parking lot when police got on the scene at about 10:30 p.m.

On Sunday, Luna published images of the alleged perpetrator of the shooting.

At least 10 people were pronounced dead at the scene and another 10 were transported to local hospitals in various conditions, ranging from stable to critical.