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Dad ‘let girl, 12, drive Jeep at 85mph because he wanted her to think he was cool’ – Metro

A father let a 12 year-old girl drive his Jeep at 85mph because he wanted her to think he was cool, police say. Shaun Michaelson, 41, was busted Monday and allegedly told a cop in Jupiter, Florida, that although the girl wasn’t his daughter, he wanted to try and impress her. Michaelson reportedly said the girl had asked to drive his SUV earlier that day, and that he ‘thought it would be cool’ to let her get behind the wheel, because he was keen to portray himself as a ‘cool father’ to the girl’s mom, who is his friend.

 

Cracker Barrel testing sale of alcohol for first time ever – WSPA

85% of People Say Listening to Music in the Car Puts Them in a Better Mood – SWNS

A Guy Tried to Run Over . . . Then Shoot . . . Someone Who Confronted Him for Reckless Driving – Delaware

Miller Park intruder tries carving his name on field, causes $40G in damage – FoxNews

Arrested Development star Alia Shawkat apologized after a video of her using the N word in 2016 resurfaced on Twitter. The video shows her at a panel at South by Southwest, and seems to have flown under the radar until this week, when a Twitter user tweeted the clip at her and warned her to ‘watch herself.’ Apparently it was a lyric from a Drake song about making it. Like… look we made it man.  Shawkat, who is rumored to have just moved in with Brad Pitt, 56, responded on Instagram last night. As you can imagine she is embarrassed and apologized. She is Arabic and she says she passes as white all the time so yea.

New streaming service HBO Max has pulled the film Gone With the Wind from its platform, in the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality and systemic racism after the death of George Floyd. The film is considered a classic American film, and features the first Oscar winning performance by an African-American, when Hattie McDaniel won Best Supporting Actress. However, due to segregation, McDaniel wasn’t allowed to sit with her white co-stars during the ceremony. The film won 12 Oscars overall, but has also been criticized for its depiction of Black people and its overly positive view of slavery. They will bring the film back, but said when they do it will be prefaced by, “a discussion of its historical context and a denouncement of those very depictions,” but will be “presented as it was originally created, because to do otherwise would be the same as claiming those prejudices never existed.”

Movie theaters have been closed nationwide since mid-March because of the coronavirus pandemic. There were 554 locations open in the U.S. last weekend, including 243 drive-ins. About 500 of the nation’s 5,400 theaters are in California, which is allowing cinemas to reopen on June 12.

AMC Entertainment reported a whopping $2.2 billion loss in the first quarter on Tuesday, the result of the global theatrical shutdown caused by COVID-19. In a statement, the company said it is focused on its liquidity as it looks to fully reopen worldwide in July. Last week, the company said in filings that there were bankruptcy concerns, noting that “substantial doubt exists” about its ability to be “a going concern.”

The Batman with Robert Pattinson is set for a release in 2021. I just read it will be a trilogy and there will be a new Joker character at least mentioned in film one. No casting for the Joker as of yet.

Sony’s “The Broken Hearts Gallery” will be one of the first wide releases of the summer. The romantic comedy from executive producer Selena Gomez hits theaters on July 10 — a week before Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet” opens. Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions’ Stage 6 Films acquired worldwide rights to Natalie Krinsky’s directorial debut from producer and financier No Trace Camping. Solstice Studios thriller “Unhinged,” starring Russell Crowe, opens nationwide on July 1, but “Broken Hearts Gallery” is the first major studio release. “The Broken Hearts Gallery” stars Geraldine Viswanathan, Dacre Montgomery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Molly Gordon, Phillipa Soo, Suki Waterhouse, Arturo Castro, Ego Nwodim, Taylor Hill and Bernadette Peters.

Yesterday, the first trailer for the THIRD “Bill & Ted” movie dropped. It’s called “Bill & Ted Face the Music” . . . and it’s got Keanu Reeves and Alex Winter still trying to craft the song that UNITES THE WORLD. They even travel to the future and meet super-jacked prison versions of themselves.

Famous Celebs Who Made Cameos In Very Random Music Videos

  1. Keanu Reeves in “Rush Rush” by Paula Abdul
  2. Angelina Jolie in “Rock and Roll Dreams Come Through” by Meatloaf
  3. Wesley Snipes in “Bad” by Michael Jackson
  4. Channing Tatum in “She Bangs” by Ricky Martin
  5. Matthew McConaughey in “Walkaway Joe” by Trisha Yearwood ft. Don Henley
  6. Jennifer Lopez in “That’s the Way Love Goes” by Janet Jackson
  7. Kim Kardashian West in “Thnks Fr Th Mmrs” by Fall Out Boy
  8. Charlize Theron in “Crossfire” by Brandon Flowers
  9. Matt LeBlanc in “Into the Great Wide Open” by Tom Petty
  10. Zooey Deschanel in “She’s Got Issues” by The Offspring

Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello is having a field day with trolls who challenge him on his political views. One fan tweeted Tuesday, “I used to be a fan until your political views come out… the last thing I want to hear is political bs.” Morello clapped back right away, asking, “What music of mine were you a fan of that DIDN’T contain “political BS”? I need to know so I can delete it from the catalog.” Social media users were amused that the fan didn’t seem to understand the band’s work. “What “machine” did you think he was raging against? The dishwasher?” tweeted an incredulous fan. Another fan complained that Morello was, “another successful musician instantly [becoming] a political expert.” Morello responded, “One does not have to be a honors grad in political science from Harvard University… but, well, I happen to be an honors grad in political science from Harvard University,” he posted.

 On Tuesday, the City of Chicago announced that all large outdoor gatherings–including Lollapalooza–have been canceled through Labor Day (September 7) due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. After the city’s announcement, Lollapalooza posted a statement on its website which read, “We wish we could bring Lollapalooza to Grant Park again this year, but we understand why things can’t move forward as planned…Rest assured, we will be working hard behind the scenes to deliver Chicago a spectacular celebration of Lollapalooza’s 30th anniversary in the summer of 2021, and we can’t wait to celebrate with you.” Instead, organizers plan to livestream a virtual festival from July 30 to August 2, when the live festival was supposed to take place. A full schedule of performers will be released next month. 

4 grammys and over 100 million records sold Lionel Richie and Walt Disney Studios are developing an original movie musical based on the songs of the American treasure that is Lionel Richie. Tentatively titled “All Night Long,” the new project will use some of Richie’s greatest hits in a live-action project in early stages of development with a theatrical release in mind 

A new MC is struttin’ through your turf, and he is truly holier than both of thou . . . because he’s the freakin’ DALAI LAMA.  His Holiness will release his DEBUT ALBUM on July 6th, which is also his 85th birthday. It’s called “Inner World”, and it’s got the Dalai Lama reciting mantras and prayers over a musical background.  And you can listen to the first banger right here!  It’s called “Compassion”, and it’s a famous Buddhist prayer.

To honor frontline health care workers, Wang Chung updated their hit “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” to “Everybody Stay Safe Tonight.”   Check it out. 

The so-called “King of Instagram,” Dan Bilzerian, will pay $5,000 to the person who gives him the perfect title for his book.  Bilzerian, 39, posted the offer in a caption next to a picture of himself at the computer as a woman in a bikini looks on. “Finished writing my autobiography, $5,000 to the best book title in the comments,” he wrote. Bilzerian was born rich and got richer through poker after failing to become a NAVY Seal. He shares his wealthy lifestyle with 31.4 million followers. Other highlights of his “career” include trying to take a gun from a cop for self-defense during the 2017 Las Vegas mass shooting, and claiming that he was going to run for president, before he quit to support Donald Trump. Titles have already started pouring in. “Love your kids so they don’t end up like me: The Tale of Dan Bilzerian,” suggested one Instagram user. “Dan Bilzerian: I couldn’t have done it without daddy’s money,” commented another. 

Uproxx.com  50 best live albums of all time.  And before you start tearing it apart, you should know they stuck to ONE album per artist.  Here’s the Top 10: 

  1. “The Bootleg Series Vol. 4: Bob Dylan Live 1966, The ‘Royal Albert Hall’ Concert”. . . Bob Dylan  (1998) 
  1. “Live At The Harlem Square Club, 1963”. . . Sam Cooke  (1985) 
  1. “Live at Leeds”. . . The Who  (1970) 
  1. “Sunshine Daydream [Veneta, OR, 8/27/72]” . . . The Grateful Dead (2013) 
  1. “The Köln Concert”. . . Keith Jarrett  (1975) 
  1. “MTV Unplugged in New York”. . . Nirvana  (1994) 
  1. “Stop Making Sense”. . . The Talking Heads  (1984) 
  1. “The Last Waltz”. . . The Band  (1978) 
  1. “At Fillmore East”. . . The Allman Brothers  (1971)
  1. “Live”. . . Donny Hathaway  (1972)

 “At Folsom Prison” by Johnny Cash came in at #11. 

The list also included more contemporary acts like Pearl Jam, Beyoncé, Jay-Z, Wilco, the Roots, and My Morning Jacket. Plus classics from Led Zeppelin, James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bruce Springsteen, and Miles Davis.

BIRTHDAYS

Kate Upton is 28 

Lee Brice is 41.  Country singer:  

DJ Qualls is 42.

Faith Evans is 47.

Elizabeth Hurley is 55.

Kate Flannery is 56.  Meredith on “The Office”. 

Gina Gershon is 58.

Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….she was a massive star back in her time…she just unfortunately let the booze and the pills get to her and that’s what eventually took her life.  She was the star of The Wizard of Oz….Judy Garland would have been 98 years young today. 

The Major League Baseball Players Association has come back to the bargaining table with a new offer for the league’s owners. The union’s newest proposal calls for a season of 89 games, full prorated salaries and expanded playoffs. The proposal is for 89 games, not around 89, and is 25 fewer than the union’s last proposal of 114 games at full pro rata. MLB is expected to reject the offer. The last offer from MLB to the players called for a 76-game season, 75 percent of prorated salaries and up to eight playoff teams per league. Players resoundingly rejected the offer.

Major League Baseball will launch its 2020 amateur draft today and will complete the five-round sprint on Thursday. The spread of coronavirus required the draft to be held virtually instead of in Omaha. The owners’ desire to slash costs, meanwhile, led to the draft being shortened from 40 rounds to five. The Cardinals first pick is the 21st overall pick.

As MLB continues to negotiate with the players union on what the 2020 season will look like, owners continue to advance the idea that the industry isn’t as healthy as assumed.  For instance, Cubs owner Tom Ricketts recently said — despite loads of evidence to the contrary — that teams put almost all revenues right back into the product.  Now, Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt Jr., has spoken.The full context of DeWitt’s remarks suggests he’s not just talking about the 2020 season, which has been on hold because of the COVID-19 pandemic. DeWitt’s suggestion is that the industry has been anything less than wildly profitable throughout recent history. With the exception of the Braves, who are pretty profitable, MLB teams aren’t publicly traded and thus are under no obligation to disclose their financials. According to Forbes’ forensic accounting, however, MLB has been exceptionally profitable for years and years. Those are the best estimates going. As well, on those rare occasions that club financials do see the light of day, even lower-revenue franchises like the Pirates and Marlins are revealed to be highly profitable. It’s possible some franchises have cash-flow issues at the moment, but that’s because owners are debt-financing outside projects that have nothing to do with game-day revenues and baseball operations.

Matt Harvey was drafted No. 7 overall in the star-studded 2010 MLB draft by the New York Mets. But after making the 2013 National League All-Star team in his second MLB season, he failed to make another All-Star team. According to the MLB Network, teams in both South Korea and Japan are looking at signing the former Mets, Reds and Angels pitcher.  After pitching last season with the Angels, Harvey remains unsigned.  He made just 12 starts last season, going 3-5 with a 7.09 ERA before being released by Los Angeles.

In January, the International Olympic Committee released guidelines for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that included a ban on “gestures of a political nature, like a hand gesture or kneeling.” The Tokyo Games were postponed to summer 2021 in late March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but the IOC confirmed “the guidelines are still in place” against protests.

Reggie Bush is expected to once again be associated with the USC Trojans as the university’s 10-year disassociation period is nearing an end. Bush’s disassociation —which came as part of sweeping sanctions that included a two-year postseason ban, 14 vacated victories (including the 2004 BCS national championship) and the loss of 30 scholarships—began on June 10, 2010.” The NCAA sanctioned USC for a lack of institutional control June 10, 2010, after finding Bush had received improper benefits. It was reported in October 2007 that Bush and his family were given up to $280,000 in benefits from sports marketer Lloyd Lake while the now-35-year-old starred at running back for the Trojans from 2003-05. In September 2010, Bush voluntarily forfeited his 2005 Heisman Trophy as a result.

A Florida State spokesperson confirmed Tuesday that “at least one football player” tested positive for COVID-19. Players and staff members began testing for the coronavirus on May 20 in preparation for voluntary workouts resuming and FSU began voluntary workouts June 1. The NCAA Division I Council announced May 20 that basketball and football student-athletes would be allowed to participate in on-campus voluntary activities beginning June 1. Earlier Tuesday, three of 60 University of Central Florida football players who had returned to campus were announced as having tested positive for COVID-19 as well.

Michael Jordan took his 80-foot, $8 million convertible Viking sportfishing yacht to North Carolina to take part in the Big Rock Fishing Tournament. This is the NBA legend’s first time competing in the tournament, which is a non-profit event to raise money for local charities. The boat is named “Catch 23,” a nod to his iconic number.  On Monday, the second day of the tournament, the boat brought in a 442.3-pound marlin. According to National Geographic, marlins average anywhere from 200 to 400 pounds, but can weigh over 1,985 pounds. Jordan is used to being crowned champion, but right now a boat called ‘The Predator’ is in the lead with a 494-pound blue marlin. Up for grabs is The Fabulous Fisherman prize and $552,500, which will go to the first boat to bring in a big blue that weighs over 500 pounds.

Roger Federer will be out of competitive tennis until the start of the 2021 season because of a setback in his recovery from surgery on his right knee. The 20-time Grand Slam champion on Wednesday posted a statement to Twitter to confirm he’ll be out of action for the rest of 2020. Federer, 38, underwent arthroscopic knee surgery in February that would have forced him to miss the clay-court season, including the French Open, had the tour not been suspended in March amid the coronavirus pandemic. The French Open, originally scheduled for May, was postponed to September, and Wimbledon was canceled for the first time since World War II.

Australian race car driver Renee Gracie has received a significant pay raise after her career change. Gracie was a racing prodigy in V8 Supercars. When she moved to Super2 in 2015, she became the first full-time female competitor in the category in 14 years. But she wasn’t making any money in driving, so she decided to use her appearance as a way to earn some cash. She recently revealed she walked away from the sport without earning a cent, and after working in a car-yard she decided to cash in on her good looks by joining adult subscription website onlyfans.com. Now at 25, Gracie is making bank as an adult entertainer, selling photographs and videos for $12.95 a month. The Telegraph says Gracie is now over 7,000 subscribers. This means she’s earning $90,650 every month, or $1,087,800 per year, if her subscribers remain loyal. Supercars released a brief statement on Gracie’s career change, saying she’ll no longer be driving in their series.