East Tennessee woman charged with repeatedly calling 911, said Blake Shelton was trying to kill her – WKRN
A Hawkins County woman was charged with misuse of 911 after calling authorities on Saturday and saying country music star Blake Shelton was trying to kill her.
According to a report from the Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office, deputies were called to a camper in the 1000 block of Robbins Lane after receiving a 911 call from Mary Myers, who had asked for a helicopter.
Is It Bad to Drink Water That’s Been Sitting Overnight—Or Longer? – RD
Krispy Kreme Is Giving High School And College Seniors A Dozen Free Donuts To Celebrate Graduation – Delish
26 Foods Non-Americans Are Seriously Grossed Out That Americans Actually Eat – buzzfeed
Do Beer Drinkers Actually Like IPAs? – YouGov
A guy in Georgia was banned from a McDonald’s after he was upset that he was “told” and not “asked” to pull forward in the drive-thru . . . and he got into an argument with the staff that required police intervention. (Full Story)
Armed Cops Respond to a Report of a Man with a Sword . . . Turns Out He Was Just Practicing His Role Playing – BBC
Cops Catch Someone Who Wore a Watermelon on Their Head to Rob a Convenience Store – DailyProgress
The 118-year-old JCPenney has filed for bankruptcy and plans to close some stores, the latest retailer forced into Chapter 11 by pressure from the pandemic – BusinessInsider
65% of Us Are Planning More Summer Getaways Because of the Lockdown – NYPost
Just when you thought 2020 sucked as much as it could possibly suck, now our celebrities are dropping like flies. And not the garbage ones like O.J. Simpson or Joe Exotic. We’re losing some of the really GOOD ones, like Kenny Rogers, Little Richard, Jerry Stiller, and Fred Willard. And yesterday we lost a TV legend: KEN OSMOND, who played Wally’s annoying friend Eddie Haskell on “Leave It to Beaver”. I read COPD was cause but cannot confirm. He was 76. He was with the show for its full run, from 1957 to 1963 . . . and came back when the show was revived in the ’80s as “The New Leave It to Beaver”. In between, Ken spent 18 years with the LAPD. He actually had to bulk up to meet the minimum weight requirement to be a cop. But he had to hang it up in 1980, after he was shot three times by a suspected car thief. In the ’70s, people actually believed he was the porn star JOHN HOLMES, because John billed himself as “Eddie Haskell” in some of his movies. Osmond once said, quote, “That [rumor] was a pain in my butt for 11 years.”
Bryan Austin Green confirmed on his podcast Monday that he and wife Megan Fox are getting divorced after 10 years of marriage,. Green said they began to drift apart after Fox shot a movie at the end of last year. Green also addressed recent images of Fox with Machine Gun Kelly, who she met on set. The pair started dating in 2004 and were married in 2020. They have three children together, Noah, 7, Bodhi, 6, and Journey, 3.
PAT SAJAK has spent a good deal of his time away from “Wheel of Fortune” on Twitter . . . and he’s getting sick and tired of being told what to do. Over the weekend he Tweeted, quote, “When a disc jockey or a talk show host or a journalist who is being paid to work from his or her home tells people who can’t work, pay bills or pay their rent or mortgage to ‘Stay home and be careful because we’re all in this together,’ it’s okay to question the premise.” Pat’s actually pretty funny on Twitter. Here are a few more Tweets: “No one was recognizing me when I went out wearing a face mask. Had to resort to carrying an 8×10 glossy of myself. Celebrityhood can be challenging.” “Using this time to clean out the house. Discovered a stash of Beanie Babies and Furbies. Might be time to leave ‘Wheel’ and start living off the income from these treasures.” “A few years ago I was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Emmy. Today I learned to make mayonnaise. I’m not sure which one made me prouder.”
LISA KUDROW’s mother died in February, and at her funeral, Lisa instructed the rabbi to tell everyone not to hug . . . because the family had all been in the hospital with her. She says, quote, “All I could think that whole day was there has to be coronavirus here . . . I just couldn’t bear it if I got someone sick.”
What does BILLY ZANE miss the most about the pre-2020 world? BRUNCH. He says, quote, “Everyone is bright-eyed [at brunch]. Lunch can be a little draggy . . . [and] when people do dinner they’re just getting ready to go home. “[But] brunch has a spring in its step. People are out, it’s like the animal kingdom . . . like the watering hole.”
ABC, CBS and NBC are holding back on releasing their 2020-21 TV schedules because of the impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on TV production. In a normal year, the schedules would have been released in early May as they try to lock up advertisers. Four months before the September 20 Emmy’s kick off the TV season’s traditional start, nobody is sure what’s going to happen. Networks and studios are hesitant to start productions among the uncertainty, as well as the fact that most insurance isn’t covering the cost of COVID-related issues.
Buzzfeed put together this list of 27 real first names of celebs you’ve long known by other names. Here are 10 that’ll make you do a double-take
- Bono’s first name is actually Paul.
- Camila Cabello’s real first name is Karla.
- Fergie is really Stacey Anne.
- 50 Cent is really Curtis.
- Halsey’s real first name is Ashley.
- Bruno Mars real name is Peter Gene.
- Whoopi Goldberg is really Caryn.
- Ice-T’s real first name is Tracy.
- Kevin Jonas’ really first name is Paul.
- Marilyn Manson’s first name is actually Brian.
It’s official: DAVID ARQUETTE will be coming back to play Dewey Riley in “Scream 5”. He’s appeared in all four previous “Scream” movies. It sounds like NEVE CAMPBELL might be coming back too, but that’s not a done deal. Earlier this month, she said she was having “conversations” about returning, and in a new interview, she said they’re still talking.
There’s been talk of a third “Legally Blonde” movie for a while, but things are officially underway now. REESE WITHERSPOON will be back, and former “Office” star MINDY KALING is writing the screenplay with comedy writer Dan Goor
There’s a rumor going around that Disney is going to revisit “Alita: Battle Angel”, but not as a sequel . . . it would be a prequel series, which could be headed to Disney+. Nothing is official yet.Lebron James will produce the Netflix movie Hustle that will star Adam Sandler who will play an American basketball scout who was fired from the NBA but attempts a comeback when he finds a talented player abroad. Sandler will try to bring that player to the United States and help him make the NBA all while reviving his own career as a scout. This is far from James’ first venture into Hollywood for more than just his role on the Los Angeles Lakers. He played himself in the movie Trainwreck alongside Amy Schumer and Bill Hader and lent his voice to the animated movie Smallfoot. He will also star in the sequel to Space Jam.
This week is all about commiserating with the Class of 2020 about their anticlimactic final school year . . . so “Rolling Stone” has put together a list of the 20 best GRADUATION songs of the past 25 years. They defined “graduation songs” as, quote, “Songs [that] have captured the proper feelings of pride, nostalgia, excitement and sadness that accompany such a rite of passage.”
1. “The Climb”, Miley Cyrus, 2009
2. “Photograph”, Nickelback, 2005
3. “Moment 4 Life”, Nicki Minaj, 2010
4. “Sing”, My Chemical Romance, 2010
5. “All My Friends”, LCD Soundsystem, 2007
6. “See You Again”, Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, 2015
7. “How Far We’ve Come”, Matchbox 20, 2007
8. “I Hope You Dance”, Lee Ann Womack, 2000
9. “My Last Semester”, The Wonder Years, 2010
10. “Am I Wrong”, Nico & Vinz, 2013
11. “I Can”, Nas, 2003
12. “Unwritten”, Natasha Bedingfield, 2004
13. “Breakaway”, Kelly Clarkson, 2004
14. “Graduation (Friends Forever)”, Vitamin C, 2000
15. “Started from the Bottom”, Drake, 2013
16. “I Will Remember You”, Sarah McLachlan, 1995
17. “Everybody’s Free (to Wear Sunscreen)”, Baz Luhrmann, 1998
18. “Firework”, Katy Perry, 2010
19. “We Are Young”, Fun featuring Janelle Monáe, 2011
20. “Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)”, Green Day, 1997
Former Dancing With the Stars and Bachelorette star Hannah Brown took to Instagram Sunday to apologize for a post she made Saturday night, in which she could be heard using the n-word while singing along to DaBaby’s “Rockstar.”: “I owe you all a major apology. There is no excuse and I will not justify what I said. I have read your messages and seen the hurt I have caused. I own it all,” Brown wrote. “I am terribly sorry and know that whether in public or private, this language is unacceptable. I promise to do better.”
On Friday’s episode of her show Wendy at Home, Wendy Williams cheered the divorce between Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy. Olsen recently applied for an emergency divorce, but New York City Courts are not handling divorce paperwork because of the coronavirus pandemic. Her request was denied.
That No Kid Hungry rejected a $200,000 donation from Tekashi 6ix9ine due to his rap sheet . . . but another charity called Kooking 4 Kids will take it. The director says, quote, “If there’s an individual that wants to help address hunger in Los Angeles, we welcome it. How that person wants to live their life is for them to decide.” No word yet from 6ix9ine.
Eagles legend Don Henley helped raise more than $45,000 for a Texas food bank . . . simply by writing out the lyrics to his hit song “Desperado”. It wasn’t an original document . . . he just wrote them down LAST MONTH. Still, someone was willing to pay $33,600 for it. And he raised another $12,600 for an acoustic guitar signed by Don and the current Eagles lineup. On top of that, the auction house made a $25K donation, and they waived their fees.
It’s hard to believe this is possible . . . but RAVEN-SYMONE revealed that she hasn’t spent ANY of the money she made from “The Cosby Show”. She was asked if she meant ANY of it, or just recent residuals . . . and she said, quote, “I haven’t touched my ‘Cosby’ money.” Raven-Symone played Olivia on the last three seasons of “The Cosby Show” . . . starting when she was just three years old. She’s done a lot since then, but it’s hard to believe she’s hasn’t dipped into ANY of the “Cosby” coin. According to CelebrityNetWorth.com, she’s now worth $55 million
Sam Smith is 28.
Kevin Garnett is 44. Former NBA stud.
Archie Manning is 71. Former New Orleans Saints quarterback, and father of Peyton and Eli.
Dusty Hill is 71. He’s one of the guys with the long beards in ZZ Top.
Pete Towshend is 75
And today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…He is a guy that if you would have seen him on the street you probably would have had no idea who he was. But, if you were a fan of these movies, you loved him. You’d recognize him as tall..brown…and extremely hairy. The man underneath the Chewy costume….Peter Mayhew would have been 76 years old today.
Today’s birthday girl has broken WAY more rules than just coming home late from the big dance in 105 fine films including:
- Big Boobs Are Cool
- Don Juan’s Therapist
- Ripe Racks
- Fire Crotch Cuties
- Gia Darling’s Gonna Kick Your Ass
- Knocked Out & Tied Up
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…ITTY BITTY TEENIE WEENIE
MIZZ BERLIN is 41 YEARS OLD
The NFL is poised to amend the Rooney Rule to require more interviews of minority candidates for head coaching and coordinator positions. The league will require teams to interview at least two minority candidates from outside the organization for head coach openings. At least one minority candidate must be interviewed for a coordinator’s spot. The changes were first reported by NFL Network. The rule, named after the late Dan Rooney, who owned the Pittsburgh Steelers, was adopted in 2003. It has had some impact, but in the recent spate of coach hirings, few have gone to minority candidates. During a Super Bowl week news conference, Commissioner Roger Goodell admitted that changes were needed to the rule.
Here’s a fun little NFL fact…The Dallas Cowboys will face all five teams associated with a bird mascot in the upcoming 2020 season, or what football fans have dubbed, the “Bird Gauntlet.” Dallas will face the Falcons, Seahawks, Cardinals, Eagles and the Ravens. What are the chances of the Cowboys going undefeated in those six games? Probably slim at best. Since the Ravens joined the league in 1996, no NFL team has successfully run this gauntlet. The last teams to run the gauntlet (before the Ravens inception) were the Cowboys and Washington Redskins, both in the 1992 season. Dallas won Super Bowl XXVII that year, its third championship.
Fans were treated to some live golf Sunday as Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson teamed up to beat Rickie Fowler and Matthew Wolff in a skins game at Seminole Golf Club. The TaylorMade Driving Relief charity match had a $3 million purse that served as a fundraiser for those affected by the coronavirus. The two sides each started with $500,000 and were playing for $50,000 to $500,000 per hole in the best-ball format. However, the skins format built the final-hole value to $1.1 million, which wasn’t settled until a closest-to-the-hole tiebreaker on 17. McIlroy won on the final shot, giving him and Johnson a total of 11 skins and $1.85 million, which will go to the American Nurses Foundation. The Fowler-Wolff duo ended up with $1.15 million from their seven skins, going to the CDC Foundation. TaylorMade, Farmers Insurance and others also donated bonus money based on birdies, eagles and long drives during the day.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday that the state would support professional teams’ efforts to reopen their facilities and hold games without fans for now — a good sign for the Yankees and Mets, who aspire to start their 2020 regular seasons at Yankee Stadium and Citi Field in July. Cuomo’s reopening committee includes a healthy sports representation, with Knicks and Rangers owner James joining Yankees president Randy Levine and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon as well as the co-owner of Bills and Sabres. The governors of Texas and California announced yesterday that pro sports could resume without fans on May 31 and June 1, respectively, making it all in all a very encouraging day for sports fans.
Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib confirmed reports of his father being in critical condition due to the coronavirus. Speaking on Instagram in Khabib confirmed that his father recently underwent heart surgery due to complications stemming from a previous ailment and the coronavirus. He went on to encourage people around the world to remain in self-isolation to combat the pandemic.
It feels like there’s a tug-of-war among basketball fans over who’s better: MICHAEL JORDAN or LEBRON JAMES . . . but maybe it isn’t close. In a new poll, ESPN gave NBA fans 17 categories . . . covering both on- and off-the-court stuff . . . and MJ beat LeBron in EVERY SINGLE ONE. For example, when asked who has the better sneaker for fashion, 79% chose Jordan, 21% for LeBron. For the better sneaker to BALL in, 77% went with Jordan, 23% sided with LeBron. The fans’ pick “for a game-winning shot” would be Jordan 76% to 24% . . . the “better player overall” was Jordan 73% to 27% . . . who’d win “one-on-one to 21” was MJ 67% to 33% . . . and the top pick to “start a team” is MJ 66% to 34%. Somewhat surprisingly, fans would even prefer Michael to “have a drink with,” 65% to 35% . . . as well as positive impact off the court, 62% to 38%. The tightest race was in the “who you’d trust to pass you the ball” category . . . which makes sense because LeBron can be a great passer. But MJ still won that one 57% to 43%.
The LeBron James vs. Michael Jordan debate has raged for weeks since ‘The Last
Dance,’ documentary and James apparently almost followed in Jordan’s footsteps as a dual-sport athlete. James said he trained to be a football player in the 2011 NBA lockout, working on his 40-yard dash and bench press. James’ talent on the gridiron is well documented. He was a wide receiver in high school at St. Vincent-St. Mary, and he actually squared off against Kevin Durant in a flag football event during the 2011 lockout.
Whenever the 97 and 98 NBA Finals are discussed, the on-court greatness of Jazz forward Karl Malone is brought to the forefront. With that comes the allegations Malone has faced for decades about fathering a child with a 13-year-old girl. Malone, of course, was a key player in Utah’s back-to-back championship series appearances, creating a dynamic pick-and-roll combo with John Stockton. He won MVP in the 1996-97 and 1998-99 seasons. But his reported troubled past, which some discovered through social media while watching “The Last Dance” on Sunday night, are unavoidable when analyzing his legacy and the success of those Jazz teams. Malone reportedly impregnated 13-year-old girl Gloria Bell when he was a student at Louisiana Tech before agreeing to an out-of-court settlement with her family regarding child support payments. Such an allegation might have been career-ending had it happened more recently. Malone has never commented publicly on the allegations.
Some University of Kentucky cheerleaders took part in hazing activities, alcohol use and public nudity leading to the firing of four coaches of the nationally recognized team and the resignation of a high-level university attorney. The firings came after a three-month internal investigation that found that the coaching staff failed to provide oversight of the team during off-campus events. The head coach and 3 assistant coaches were released by the university. Members of the squad reportedly performed “basket tosses” — a gymnastics routine that requires throwing a person in the air — while either topless or bottomless and within view of some coaches at a team retreat. Coaches failed to confiscate alcohol brought by students to the retreat, and coaches allowed cheerleading alumni to bring boats and alcohol to the same retreat. Some squad members became so intoxicated that they required follow-up care.