Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For 3 Code Violations

September 9, 2018

Anthony Behar, USA Today


Serena Williams Fined $17,000 For 3 Code Violations

Serena Williams didn't have the best weekend. Not only did she leave the US Open with a loss in the Championship, but she also has to pay $17,000 in fines for 3 separate code violations during the tennis tournament's final. Serena Williams was penalized multiple times during Saturday's match against Naomi Osaka. She approached the umpire and said the violation was wrong which turned into a heated debate. She said she'd rather lose than cheat. Naomi Osaka got her trophy while the crowd booed and Serena Williams walked away with a $4,000 fine for a coaching violation, a $3,000 fine for smashing her racquet and a $10,000 fine for verbal abuse towards the umpire. Serena Williams was extremely upset during the press conference after the match. She went on to say that she felt that she was only penalized because she was a woman. The fines will come out of Serena William's tournament winnings, which is $1.85 MILLION.

Watch the heated argument go down: 

Denise Richards Is Married

Congratulations to Denise Richards and Aaron Phypers! They got married over the weekend on the beach in Malibu. The wedding ceremony was filmed for the upcoming season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Denise Richards just signed on to the show as the newest cast member. Rebecca Romijn, Jerry O'Connell and felloe Real Housewives stars Lisa Vanderpump and Camille Grammer were all in attendance. Designer Mark Zunino made Denise Richard's wedding dress in just 24 hours!

Ariana Grande Is Mourning Mac Miller's Death

On Friday the world got some very sad news... that rapper Mac Miller passed away at the age of 26. His cause of death hasn't been confirmed, but it's being reported that he died of an overdose by serveral sources. Mac Miller dated Ariana Grande for almost two years before they split up and she got engaged to Pete Davidson. Well, Ariana Grande was heavily attacked on her social media accounts by fans following Mac Miller's death. The comments were AWFUL and BRUTAL, with people blaming her as the reason why Mac Miller took his own life. When their relationship ended back in May, Ariana Grande was called out by fans as the reason why Mac Miller got a DUI.  She tweeted, "I am not a babysitter or a mother... I have cared for him and tried to support his sobriety and prayed for his balance for years (and always will of course) but shaming/blaming women for a man's inability to keep his s--t together is a very major problem." Seeing the comments over the weekend on her feed were just low, but Ariana Grande got on Instagram on Saturday and shared a new picture of her late ex-boyfriend with no caption. She is heartbroken over his death. Mac Miller was a huge part of her life. Let's not be cruel to others. 

Cardi B And Nicki Minaj Got Into A Fight Over The Weekend

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj were involved in a very heated fight/argument during the Harper's Bazaar Icon party at The Plaza Hotel over the weekend and it was all caught on video! It happened towards the end of the party. Nicki Minaj was mingling with guests when Cardi B came at her and started shouting. She even threw a red high heel at Nicki Minaj. The police responded and there were no visible injuries except for a mark above Cardi B's eye, which is rumored to be from when security tried to remove her from the situation. Nicki Minaj was seen leaving unphased by the whole thing. Card B got on Instagram and broke her silence about the situation. She wrote that she's let a lot of stuff go. Nicki Minaj has threatened other artists in the industry not to work with her and has spoken badly about her, and that she tried to address it in person. Then Nicki Minaj started mentioning and bringing Cardi B's child into things and that was the last straw!


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