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San Francisco 49ers star quarterback and controversy magnet Colin Kaepernick is making headlines again, incurring a nice $10,000 fine from the NFL.

His alleged offense? Wearing non-Bose headphones during a post-game press conference Sunday, violating the league's big licensing deal! OMG!

Colin Kaepernick, Headphones
Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49ers has caused controversy before, but for wearing the wrong brand of headphones?

Because of the NFL and Bose joining forces, players can't promote competing products, like Beats by Dre, on the field or during official press conferences.

The 26-year-old, who has an endorsement deal with Beats by Dre, says he wore its bright pink headphones in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Sunday.

He also has an endorsement deal with that product, and appears in a prominent TV advertising campaign for it, wearing the Beats to block out the haters.

Kaepernick, shown wearing the offending item above, addressed the fine Thursday, Instagramming a screen grab of ESPN's article about his $10,000 fine.

"I support breast cancer awareness!" he wrote. "My grandma is a survivor! ……. *shrugs* some things are not important! #IDontGetTired #WhoDoYouLove #Se7enPounds"

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Nope, this is not a teenage dream, sports fans.

It's reportedly a verified fact: Katy Perry will perform at halftime of Super Bowl XLIX.

Along with Coldplay and Rihanna, Perry has been on the short list of artists the National Football League has been pursuing for the gig, though the NFL has allegedly been asking singers to actually pay for the honor of performing at the mega event.

Katy Perry Video Still

During her bizarre/awesome appearance on ESPN College GameDay this past Saturday, Perry said "I'm not the kind of girl who would pay to play the Super Bowl."

So it's unclear whether she was purposely misleading viewers, if this rumor were ever true or if the NFL has changed its stance.

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With his team in Berlin to play an exhibition game against Alba Berlin, San Antonio Spurs guard Danny Green played tourist this week and stopped by the Holocaust Memorial.

How very cultural of him, right? Sure, absolutely. Except, well...

The sharp shooter snapped a picture of himself at the sacred site and wrote as a caption to the image: "You know I had to do it one time lol #Holocaust."

Danny Green Holocaust Museum Photo

Unsurprisingly, many reacted in a negative manner to the acronym for "Laughing Out Loud" being placed alongside the hashtag "#Holocaust."

What, exactly, did Green find so funny?

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Adrian Peterson's attorney was in court today in an attempt to expedite his child abuse case, so that the suspended NFL star can get back on the field.

Peterson is not ducking the matter, that's for sure, having already admitted using a switch to discipline his son and offered a long, public mea culpa.

Presumably he'll receive a plea bargain and be reinstated by the Minnesota Vikings when the case make it to trial, but it looks like he'll have to wait.

On behalf of Peterson, who is busy denying nothing in particular on Twitter these days, was represented by Rusty Hardin, who pleaded for a quick trial.

Because Adrian Peterson suspended until this legal situation is resolved, every week this drags on costs him money and hurts the Vikings' season.

More significantly, Hardin says his client is "getting killed" in the media routinely and wants his day in court, where he can actually make his case.

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Adrian Peterson thinks it's so sad that the public will believe anything reported in the media these days. What he's talking about remains a mystery, however.

The suspended NFL star apparently doesn't want to elaborate on the alleged falsehoods you may have heard about him, in case you haven't heard about them.

But if you have ... society is just so sad sometimes!!

All DAY

The running back and former MVP is not talking about his biggest scandal, the Adrian Peterson child abuse case that made national news a few weeks ago.

In that case, he issued a lengthy mea culpa explaining his use of a "switch" to discipline his son, even as he was suspended by the Minnesota Vikings.

Now he could be facing even more trouble, though, after this Monday's Minneapolis Star-Tribune report that he may or may not be Tweeting about.

Peterson's charity has been accused of improperly using its funds to pay for a wild sex party for Adrian and his booze-fueled crew in a hotel room.

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Michael Phelps has been suspended from swimming following his recent DUI arrest, as the sport's governing body told him to dry out for the next six months.

Michael Phelps, Glasses

USA Swimming suspended the 18-time Olympic champion, dealing a blow to his comeback and forcing him to withdraw from the 2015 world championships.

After Phelps' DUI arrest, the 29-year-old is banned from USA Swimming-sanctioned meets through April 6 for violating the official Code of Conduct.

Its executive committee approved the sanctions, which take effect immediately.

"Michael's conduct was serious and required significant consequences," said Chuck Wielgus, executive director of USA Swimming, in confirming the ban.

"We endorse and are here to fully support his personal development actions."

Michael is headed to a rehab program to better understand himself, the superstar athlete announced in the wake of his arrest, whatever that means.

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Just when you thought things couldn't get any worse for the NFL and Adrian Peterson, a new scandal has gone public today, as the Minnesota Star-Tribune is reporting that Peterson used funds from his Peterson's All Day charity to purchase alcohol and rent a hotel room for an all-night orgy that erupted in violence.

Adrian Peterson Picture

The alleged incident took place in 2011, when Peterson, two of his relatives, and four unidentified women checked into a room at the Eden Prairie Hotel.

One woman at the party became upset when she saw Peterson having sex with another woman. A loud altercation ensued, during which Peterson reminded the woman that she should not get "emotionally attached" to him as he was engaged to someone else.

Police responded to a noise complaint shortly thereafter. The party was broken up and no charges were filed, but one of the attendees informed police that Peterson had paid for the evening using a credit card attached to the Peterson's All Day bank account.

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On Sunday in Australia, the South Sydney Rabbitohs won the National Rugby League championship, prompting Channel 9 to report live from the scene of one major victory party.

Sounds like a rollicking good time, doesn't it? You have no idea.

In the following video, an unidentified fan drops his pants in the background of reporter Tom Steinfort’s live segment, dangling his penis for all to see. For multiple seconds.

Steinfort was unaware of the X-rated incident as he reported, but later learned what went down and Tweeted an apology.

“Soooooo, the perils of live TV…..apologies for that nudity in my live cross just then,” he wrote, later joking:

“total balls up, bloke made a cock of himself, really dropped the ball… wonder if that Bunnies fan has copped a call from his mum yet?”

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Michael Phelps may be off to rehab trying to find himself, but before his latest brush with the law, he allegedly could often be found with Taylor Lianne Chandler.

Taylor Lianne Chandler, Michael Phelps Text?
Taylor Lianne Chandler is Michael Phelps' alleged cougar girlfriend. This was sent to THG directly from a source claiming it's from her. Decide for yourself in this gallery!

Late last week, a tipster contacted The Hollywood Gossip to reveal that Phelps had been with Taylor Lianne Chandler the night of his DUI arrest.

Are they an item? We can't say for certain, but some online sleuthing and a second anonymous email to THG reveal the above photos to be Chandler.

Phelps was reportedly boozing and gambling in a casino for several hours before getting behind the wheel at around double the legal BAC last week.

Our tipster in the Canton area of Batlimore, where Michael lives, claims he is involved with Chandler, a Washington, D.C. resident, on the down-low.

"We saw a blonde model type leaving Michael Phelps' place," our source says, recalling a recent incident in which the two were spotted together.

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Following Michael Phelps' DUI arrest last week, says that he is taking a break from swimming to "attend a program" that will help him better understand himself.

The 29-year-old, who was reportedly boozing and gambling at a casino (possibly with purported girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler) is at his low point now.

According to his official Twitter account, the athletic legend writes:

Mike Phelps
  • "The past few days have been extremely difficult."
  • "I recognize that this is not my first lapse in judgment, and I am extremely disappointed with myself."
  • "I’m going to take some time away to attend a program that will provide the help I need to better understand myself."
  • "Swimming is a major part of my life, but right now I need to focus my attention on me as an individual, and do the necessary work to learn from this experience and make better decisions in the future."

The 22-time Olympic medalist was charged last week with DUI, excessive speed and crossing double lines on I-95 in Baltimore, where he lives.

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