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‘I cannot put a paycheck over principle’ [Video]

Allison Williams is departing ESPN over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. The 37-year-old college football and basketball reporter joined the network in 2011.

“I have been denied my request for accommodation by ESPN and The Walt Disney Company” Williams began in a video posted to Instagram. “Effective next week, I will be separated from the company.”

The Walt Disney Company, which co-owns ESPN, announced in July that salaried and nonunion hourly U.S. employees must be fully vaccinated in order to return to work. Williams previously said she doesn’t want to get the vaccine while she and her husband try for a second child. (Major ob-gyn and fertility organizations support the vaccine.)

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams says she's leaving ESPN over the company's COVID-19 vaccine mandate.

ESPN sideline reporter Allison Williams says she’s leaving ESPN over the company’s COVID-19 vaccine mandate. (Photo: Getty Images)

Williams went on to explain she believes women who say they’ve had no fertility issues after getting the vaccine, as

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‘I didn’t want to do it’ [Video]

Sage Steele got her COVID-19 vaccine ahead of ESPN’s mandated deadline, but only because she wanted to keep her job. The SportsCenter anchor voiced her frustration with the policy on Wednesday’s episode of the Uncut With Jay Cutler podcast.

“I got my shot today,” Steele told Cutler. “I didn’t want to do it, but I work for a company that mandates it and I had until September 30th to get it done or I’m out.”

SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele voices frustration over ESPN's vaccine mandate.

SportsCenter anchor Sage Steele voices frustration over ESPN’s vaccine mandate. (Photo: Getty Images)

The sports commentator continued, “I respect everyone’s decision, I really do, but to mandate it is sick and it’s scary to me in many ways. But, I have a job. A job that I love, and frankly, a job that I need, but again I love it. I just — I’m not surprised it got to this point, especially with Disney, I

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Drake’s long-awaited ‘Certified Lover Boy’ drops, with imaginative, over-the-top ‘Way 2 Sexy’ music video

“Certified Lover Boy” has finally arrived.

Drake’s long-awaited sixth studio album hit streaming platforms Friday and officially became available for sale.

It’s been nearly a year-and-a-half wait for fans of the Toronto-born hitmaker, who kicked off the marketing rollout with the album artwork — featuring a colorful grid of 12 pregnant woman emojis designed by the British artist Damien Hirst — and sharing the official release date after cryptically teasing it during ESPN’s “SportsCenter.”

Some of the artists featured on the 21-track opus — Jay-Z, Future, Kid Cudi, 21 Savage, Giveon, Lil Durk, Ty Dolla $ign, Tems, Yebba, Project Pat — were revealed through a massive billboard campaign that hit their respective hometowns throughout the week.

Frequent collaborators Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and Nicki Minaj also appear on “Certified Lover Boy.”

The album’s opening track “Champagne Poetry” features a sample of the Beatles’ “Michelle,” while “TSU” samples the

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Drake reveals ‘Certified Lover Boy’ release date in cryptic ‘SportsCenter’ video

The album was originally scheduled to come out in January 2021 but was delayed

After several months of waiting for Drake’s Certified Lover Boy album, could the rapper have finally dropped the release date for the highly anticipated project?

Friday morning, Drake devotees woke up to the news that their favorite artist had dropped the release date they’d been waiting on since January. But many are still scratching their heads at the subtle and incredibly cryptic way he chose to make the announcement.

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Drake, winner of the Artist of the Decade Award, poses backstage for the 2021 Billboard Music Awards, broadcast on May 23, 2021 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Rich Fury/Getty Images for dcp)

In what may be a publicity stunt unlike anything we’ve ever seen, Drizzy shared the September 3 drop date through what was meant to look like a “hack” of SportsCenter’s morning

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