Lamar Odom’s Ups and Downs Through the Years: Khloe, Drugs, Kids

first_img“I’m just a different man now. You know what’s so crazy that you say that because I remember when I came out of the coma after the drug overdose], and I moved in the house in Calabasas in the same housing community that she lives in,” he told Us. “Because I was still damn near fried or just basically getting over being fried, I didn’t even know how to show her that I was empathetic, you know what I’m saying, and sorry and that I still loved her. I didn’t know how to go about it.”Scroll through to revisit Odom’s ups and downs: Life has been a roller coaster for Lamar Odom.The former professional basketball player’s career began in 1999 when he was drafted by the Los Angeles Clippers. Odom went on to play for the Miami Heat, Los Angeles Lakers and Dallas Mavericks over his nearly 15-year career in the NBA.- Advertisement – – Advertisement – “There’s no doubt in my mind that she’s the best mother ever because she took care of a 29-year-old man like he was a baby,” Odom told Us Weekly in May 2019. “I had every candy, cookie, juice, champagne, ice cream. I didn’t need anything and that’s just on the small scale. She made this room for me in our home. She’s an incredible homemaker, but all women in that family are.”He added at the time that he will “always” love Kardashian, who briefly withdrew her divorce papers and took care of him after he almost died following an overdose at a brutal in Nevada in 2015.- Advertisement – Shortly before he found success on the basketball court, Odom welcomed his first child, a daughter named Destiny, with his then-girlfriend Liza Morales. The twosome also share son Lamar Jr., who was born in 2002. Before Odom and Morales called it quits in 2006, she gave birth to a son named Jayden, who passed away at 6 months old of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).Odom’s personal life started making headlines in 2009 when he met Khloé Kardashian. After a whirlwind romance, the pair tied the knot in September 2009. Following a successful wedding episode of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Odom and Kardashian launched a spinoff called Khloé & Lamar in 2011. The reality series ran for two seasons.While the twosome called it quits in December 2013 after four years of marriage amid Odom’s substance abuse issues, the athlete has only had kind words to say about his ex-wife, who shares daughter True with ex Tristan Thompson.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Pardew admits to Defoe chase

first_img The former Newcastle manager grudgingly admitted Defoe’s goal scoring prowess could ease Sunderland out of the Barclays Premier League relegation battle. “I think it’s a good move for Sunderland to have secured Jermain, I think he’s a goal scorer and Gus (Poyet) will be the first to tell you they need more goals,” said Pardew. “So it’s a good signing for them. “We tried to get Defoe, but probably a bit late in the loop on that one. “I wouldn’t say we were that close, no. “It never really got to the stage where I got to speak to Jermain, so I would say we were not that close.” Pardew managed Defoe at West Ham before the prolific striker moved to Tottenham. The 32-year-old failed to warm to life in Toronto after leaving Spurs for the MLS a year ago. Defoe is on the brink of rubber-stamping his move to Wearside from Toronto FC, with Pardew conceding Palace were forced out of the race for the former England striker. Palace have secured Arsenal forward Yaya Sanogo on loan with new Eagles boss Pardew aiming to sign another striker during the January transfer window. Press Association Pardew was forced to admit the 55-cap forward could boost Sunderland’s firepower with the Black Cats one of Palace’s main rivals in the battle to avoid the drop. The Eagles’ new manager, however, warned that Defoe must first prove he is capable of playing week on week to fulfil his Sunderland brief. “He’s still got to step in, I don’t know the last time Jermain had a run of three or four Premier League games,” said Pardew. “He’ll be asked to start every week at Sunderland, so I think he’s going to have to grasp it quickly. “But he’s a goal scorer, he opens up the goal with both feet and gets goals that (make) you question your back four, he makes you think ‘how did he get that?’ “But that’s his ability, you don’t really know which side he’s going to go, and he makes it difficult to stop him scoring goals. “I think he’ll do well for them, I think it’s a good signing. “But it’s like anything, he’ll need a goal early, all strikers need that for his confidence.” Chairman Steve Parish has not shied away from his desire for prudent transfer market dealings to safeguard Palace’s long-term future. Neil Warnock replaced Tony Pulis at the helm in August but was sacked in December after a run of one win in 11 games. Pardew is itching to make changes at Selhurst Park, but vowed not to interfere with Parish’s financial planning. “The finances are so complicated, it’s so expensive, that you have to have a realism and understanding as a football manager that the football club must always come first,” said Pardew. “Our requests and demands can only be met to the maximum that the finances will allow. “And I wouldn’t want the club to put itself at risk, particularly this club, I know it well, and we’ve had tough times in the past. “Steve needs to make those financial decisions. “I can only ask as a football manager for what I think we need. “He’s well aware we need to get a couple more players in if we can, and I don’t want to put any more pressure on him than that.” Alan Pardew has admitted he failed to convince Jermain Defoe to sign for Crystal Palace over Sunderland. last_img read more

Picture Special: Jazz legend celebrates Bealtaine 2017 launch

first_imgBealtaine 2017 got off to a great start today when the programme was launched by Cathaoirleach Cllr. Terence Slowey in the Regional Cultural Centre in Letterkenny. The audience was treated to a special concert by living Jazz legend Guy McIntyre accompanied by John Trotter and Roan Armstrong. Bealtaine in Donegal features a wide range of over 150 events in libraries, arts and community venues and day care centres throughout the county over the month of May. Speaking at the launch Shaun Hannigan outlined a small number of the 160+ events taking place in Donegal during Bealtaine 2017 – from Plein Air painting workshops to the Lad from Laghey showing in a number of venues throughout Donegal to the ‘Then there was Light’ event which will remember the Rural Electrification Scheme to tips on keeping your brain healthy at a dedicated event in the Central Library in Letterkenny. Many of these events are free to attend with excellent concessions available for paid events.“A lot of work has gone into putting together this extensive programme which will see over 160 events taking place in Donegal to celebrate creativity and art among older people and we are hoping that as many people as possible will come along and join us in celebrating Bealtaine.  Events are taking place in libraries, arts and community venues and day care centres throughout the county” says Shaun Hannigan.Councillor Terrance Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council. Photo Clive WassonRita Chapman, Grainne Hines, Chair Active Retirement Ireland, Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council and Francis Crapmsie at the Bealtaine Festival Launch. Photo Clive WassonFrancis Crampsie, Carmel Barron, Maureen Carr, Cllr. Terence Slowey, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council, Grainne Hines, Active Retirement Ireland, Cllr. Gerry McMongile and Sean Hannigan, RCC, Rory Gallagher and Rita Chatman at the Bealtaine Festival Launch. Photo Clive WassonGuests at the Bealtaine Festival Launch. Photo Clive WassonTwo Derry jazz elders, Gay McIntyre on sax and clarinet and John Trotter on piano and vocals, ably assisted by the young Rowan Armstrong on double bass. at the Bealtaine Festival Launch. Photo Clive WassonGrainne Hines from Active Retirement Ireland also spoke at the launch and highlighted the valuable work being done by older people in Donegal and how this work contributes to our positive mental health and wellbeing. Ms. Hines referred to the many challenges that older people continue to face from poverty, to access to health care, to transport needs and referred specifically to the positive role played by the Older People’s Council in Donegal which has a key role in informing policy and services as well as providing information to older people. In his official launch of the 2017 Bealtaine programme in Donegal, Cathaoirleach Cllr Terence Slowey encouraged older people across the county to participate in and attend the many events taking place, urging people to tell their own stories, share their own experiences and enjoy the many events taking place as part of this year’s festival. Free Bealtaine events at Regional Cultural Centre Letterkenny include ‘An Introduction to Plein Air Painting’ workshop at 11am on Saturday May 6th, a Tea Dance and Book Launch by Letterkenny Active Retirement Association on Thursday May 11th at 2pm and ‘The Lad from Laghey’, a one woman show starring Jean Curran on Tuesday May 16th at 2pm. ‘The Lad from Laghey’ will also be performed at Mevagh Family Resource Centre on May 17th at 6.30pm and Aislann Kilcar on May 18th at 2pm. Grainne Hines, Chair Active Retirement at the Bealtaine Festival Launch. Photo Clive WassonRita McConigley, Betty Harris and Máire Coyle Pat McPaul, Margaret Boyce, Mable McIlwaine and Kenneth McIlwaine Ester McMahon, Mary O’Donnell and Mary Duffy Anne Malone, Mary Kennedy a and Marcella Molloy Mary Toland, Dermot Toland and Martin McGinleyMonica Woods, Anne Boyle, Anna Kennedy, Graine Hines, Myra O’Reilly, Eileen Farley and Nora Curran A very extensive programme of events in libraries includes a series of, Songs and Stories by Patsy Cavanagh, Hand Weaving Demonstrations by Clare O’Presco, Music and Craic with Fergus Cleary, Basket Weaving by Brendan Farren and Tips For Personal Safety by Neil Martin. The library programme also includes lunchtime concerts by the RTE Lyric FM Quartet at Central Library, Letterkenny on May 11th at 12 noon and at Twin Towns Community Library on May 12th at 1pm and Brain Health, tips how to keep your brain healthy, at Central Library, Letterkenny on May 18th at 6.30pm. Bealtaine in Donegal is part of the national Bealtaine festival, co-ordinated by Age & Opportunity in partnership with local authorities and arts and older people’s organisations. The theme of Bealtaine 2017 is All Together Now, celebrating collective action and includes a diverse range of events throughout Ireland.For further information on what’s on in Donegal during Bealtaine 2017, click here: Bealtaine 2017 BrochurePicture Special: Jazz legend celebrates Bealtaine 2017 launch was last modified: May 2nd, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Artsbealtaine 2017CulturefestivalGuy McIntyrelaunchlast_img read more