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Harry Connick Jr. Boycotting Super Bowl … Refs Screwed the Saints

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Harry Connick Jr. is so pissed off over that non-pass interference call at the end of the NFC championship game, he wrote a letter to Roger Goodell saying he’s boycotting the Super Bowl. 

The Grammy-winning crooner is a HUGE Saints fan (he was born and raised in New Orleans) — and while he’s usually a chill guy, his blood was BOILING when his team got screwed by the refs in the waning minutes of the game. 

So, Connick decided to pen a letter to the NFL boss — telling the Commish he’s mad as hell at the officiating and he ain’t gonna take it anymore. 

“Until changes are made, specifically, booth review of outcome-altering no-calls, you can count me out,” Connick Jr. wrote in his letter.

“I’m not watching the AFC championship game and I won’t be watching the Super Bowl.”

So far, no response from Goodell. 

Here’s Harry’s letter in full … 

“Dear Commissioner Goodell,

Please know that I would’ve written this letter regardless of which teams were playing in the NFL championship.

I love the game of football so much — the NFL gives me great joy and has for many years. To not call the pass interference/helmet-to-helmet penalties at the end of the game was one of the most disgraceful no-calls I have ever seen.

The officiating this year has been, for the most part, mediocre, in my opinion. But for a game as important as the NFL championship, it sickens me to know that the people who are assigned to fairly officiate the game seemingly had no regard for not only a dangerous penalty but one that would certainly have changed the outcome of the game.

Until changes are made, specifically, booth review of outcome-altering no-calls, you can count me out. I’m not watching the AFC championship game and I won’t be watching the Super Bowl.

Thank you for taking the time to read my letter.

Sincerely, Harry Connick, Jr.”

Miss World 1959 Contestant Screwed Out of $1.9 Mil Home

EXCLUSIVE

Loretta Powell — known for representing the U.S. in the 1959 Miss World pageant — came home one day to find her tenant throwing her stuff out and renovating the place … after allegedly scamming her out of the deed to her property.

The story’s pretty crazy, but law enforcement sources tell TMZ … Powell — now in her late 80s — met a man named David Lee Jones in 2014 while getting some tests at the hospital, and soon afterward he began renting a room she had available in her L.A.-area home.

Three years later in July 2017, Loretta called police on Jones, claiming he was slowly destroying the house she built and lived in for many years … and she didn’t know how to stop him.

We’re told cops questioned Jones, who claimed he owned the $ 1.9 million home because Loretta signed it over to him, and turns out he was right — but allegedly because he got her to sign the paperwork after she had hip surgery in 2016 while she was doped up on morphine.

Our sources say cops arrested Jones the next day, and he was ultimately charged with theft from elder, a felony. He’s also facing a charge of vandalism of property worth more than $ 400.

And, get this — cops discovered Lee was a man of many names, using a handful of aliases over the years.

His trial’s set to begin this week.