Kevin Durant is one game away from losing the NBA Finals, and now one lawsuit away from losing his famous nickname — “Durantula” — because a guitarist claims KD jacked it from him.Durant was sued today in Federal Court by a guy named Mark Durante — a guitarist who, according to the lawsuit, was a big deal in the 80s … playing with Public Enemy, The Aliens, The Next Big Thing, and (our favorite) The Revolting Cocks.TMZ obtained a copy of the lawsuit, in which Durante says he adopted the name “Durantula” for his “on-stage and performance persona” — and has used it to market “music, recordings, apparel, t-shirts, guitars, and related merchandise.”Meanwhile, sports fans have adopted the handle for the Oklahoma City Thunder star and current NBA scoring champ.Durante claims he sent KD’s people a couple letters “demanding they stop using the nickname” — but says Durant’s reps claimed he wasn’t using it.In the suit though, Durante claims Nike has used the moniker to launch a shoe campaign — and KD himself signed “Durantula” on basketballs that are for sale through his website.The guitarist says he registered the “Durantula” trademark. He’s suing for damages and an injunction stopping KD from using the name.Calls to Nike and Durant’s reps weren’t immediately returned. read more

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first_img Amazon Computers Computers Gaming Toys and Tabletop Games Does the Nintendo Switch Lite make the 3DS irrelevant?… A great NYC update to the classic King of Tokyo game, this is a family-friendly kaiju romp, with enough depth to keep more serious gamers interested. Also, the comic-style art is awesome.  The full list is available here, and below are my suggestions for some top picks. Note that these are potentially short-lived deals, so prices may change with little notice, and are probably good for today only, July 29. Note that CNET may get a share of revenue from the sale of the products featured on this page.  3:53 Mountains of Madness, $25 See at Amazon I was waiting for this Lovecraft-themed game to get a deeper discount during Prime Day, but it never got more than a $10 cut. Now it’s a real bargain and takes the haunted-town vibe of the Arkham Horror game series to a global scale. The best tabletop board games for video gamersBest gifts for gamers going back to school Eldritch Horror, $36 Save $21 What’s that? Even with Arkham Horror (both board and card games), Eldritch Horror, Mansions of Madness and others, you still need more Lovecraft games? This one is based on one of Lovecraft’s best-known tales, sending you up an Antarctic mountain, where madness awaits.  See at Amazon Share your voice Now playing: Watch this: Space Cadets: Away Missions, $39 See at Amazon Save $22 Amazon has quietly put a big selection of high-end tabletop and board games on sale. This lineup is largely different from the (also excellent) Prime Day tabletop lineup, so if you didn’t find exactly what you were looking for then, you might see it be below.  null 0 Iello Fantasy Flight Games Tags See at Amazon Save $20 Stronghold Games Save $15 See at Amazon Iello Ignore the $99 list price (it’s usually around $60), but know that $39 for this retro space adventure is still a great price . There’s a solid Star Trek: TOS vibe, with a shot of Mars Attacks, as you send crew members into the unknown. Literally unknown, as the maps of alien spaceships and planets are revealed one hex tile at a time.  Save $23 I haven’t played this one personally, but I’ve heard good things about it. A mix of Fallout and Mad Max, the stars here are cool-looking minis of various wasteland vehicles, all delivering food, weapons and other survival gear, while watching out for raiders. Note that Amazon claims this is discounted from an MSRP of $90. It’s usually available for around $60, which still makes this a good deal.  Pandasaurus Games Wasteland Express Delivery Service, $37 King of New York, $28last_img read more

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first_imgLondon, U.K. – Reported by Elite Traveler, the Private Jet Lifestyle MagazineApsleys – a Heinz Beck Restaurant at The Lanesborough, the fastest London establishment to earn a Michelin Star, announces an exclusive collaboration with Champagne Krug, producer of the world’s finest vintage and non-vintage cuvees. The nine-course Tasting Menu will be available just in time for the holiday season, beginning November 22, 2010.Chef Heinz Beck’s Krug Tasting Menu symbolizes The Lanesborough’s commitment to offering bespoke experiences in an unforgettable setting. The 9-course menu features the finest ingredients, and is comprised of dishes such as scallop carpaccio with pea and artichoke vinaigrette, risotto with oysters and champagne, as well as foie gras with mushroom consommé. Each course is paired with a with a rare Krug vintage.Wild red sea bream carpaccio with exotic fruit vinaigrette Krug 1995Scallop carpaccio, pea and artichoke Krug 1995Risotto with oysters and champagne Krug 1998Fagottelli, parmesan and caviar Krug 1998Langoustine on potatoes purée Krug 1990Halibut with “Spellos” beans and herbs Krug 1990Foie gras, cereal and wild mushroom consommé Krug 1985Lamb in a bread crust Krug 1985Parfait with wild berries, marshmallows and chocolate cannoli Chateau d’Yquem 1er Grand Cru Classe, Sauternes 1999www.lanesborough.comlast_img read more

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