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Florida Woman Arrested For Hamburger Battery As State Begins Returning To Normal – TheSmokingGun

Even in a country roiled by mayhem and disease, a Floridian will still find the time to assault someone with a hamburger, records show.

According to police, Tanya Cordero, 47, was arrested Monday evening following a confrontation with her boyfriend in a Largo mobile home owned by the man’s mother.

Man smashes Wendy’s drive-thru window after getting a burger with no mustard on it: report – FoxNews

Four Things to Know About Tonight’s “Strawberry Moon” – Forbes


A Porn Star Is Arrested After a Man Dies During a Ritual Using Psychedelic Toad Venom – RollingStone

Sewers, storm drains, and pipes are becoming clogged with gloves, wipes, and masks as a result of the pandemic.

NEIL DEGRASSE TYSON wrote an op-ed while he watched thousands of protesters march past his home in New York.  It touches on Colin KaepernickRodney King, the stats behind white privilege, and his own experiences of being targeted by police because he’s black. The title is “Reflections on the Color of My Skin,” and you can read the whole thing on Facebook.  But there’s a part at the end where he lists six things he thinks we need to do to really address the problem of police brutality.  Here’s what he came up with:

Quibi’s senior executives will take pay cuts as the short-form streaming service looks to cut costs. Quibi’s chief executive Meg Whitman and its founder Jeffrey Katzenberg will each take a 10 percent hit to their salaries, according to a copy of an internal memo. In that correspondence, Katzenberg and Whitman wrote that the company was looking “for ways to tighten our belt,” but said that Quibi was “in a good financial position” and said the company has recently brought on “a dozen” new employees. They said Qubi is “not laying off staff as a part of cost saving measures.” But a report from the Wall Street Journal said the company has “discussed” layoffs for roughly 10 percent of the company’s 250 employees.  Quibi has yet to break the 2 million subscriber threshold, despite offering a promo deal for 3 months of free streaming prior to its launch (though it’s netted 4.5 million downloads). By comparison, even struggling Apple TV+ is said to have signed up around 10 million subscribers by February even with its lean library of originals. Disney+, which launched around the same time as Apple’s streaming service, had a staggering 54 million subscriptions as of May, while CBS All Access and Showtime—which have been around much longer but aren’t goliaths in the space—recently reported a combined 13.5 million subscriptions. 

Have you seen any of Geico’s recent ads where people talk about insurance issues?  Like the one where two people talk about the “clogging problem” in their apartment . . . and it turns out the family above them are clog dancers. Well, another one of those ads features a couple with a “rat problem.”  And RATT the BAND is featured in it. It shows them playing their 1984 hit, “Round and Round” in various parts of the house.  And now 36 years later, it’s a HIT again . . . all because of that commercial. This week, it hit #18 on Billboard’s Top 20 Rock Digital Song Sales chart.

The band posted about it on their blog and thanked fans . . . “old and new” . . . for pushing the song up the charts this year. Lead singer STEPHEN PEARCY talked about the commercial in a recent interview.  He said it was fun to do, and that the timing worked out really well, because everyone’s been stuck at home watching TV. The ad debuted about two months ago, and it’s already aired over 10,000 times.  It also has close to nine million views on YouTube. 

YouTuber Jake Paul is facing charges after videos showed up online of him present during the looting of a mall in Arizona. He is not accused of stealing anything from Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall on May 30. Instead, police charged him with criminal trespass and unlawful assembly, which are misdemeanors. Cops say they got 100’s of tips online that it was him there after the protest was declared an unlawful assembly and the rioters were ordered to leave.” Police say he illegally entered the mall after it was closed amid George Floyd protests. He has never denied being there. But he maintains that he and his videographer were there only to document the protests.. On Thursday, Paul, who has more than 20 million subscribers on his channel, tweeted again about the controversy. “(G)imme my charges and let’s put the focus back on George Floyd and Black Lives Matter,” 

You don’t mess with a guy named Dick Wolf…Dick Wolf wasted no time firing a writer from one of his TV series after the writer posted a about looters in Hollywood this week. Craig Gore allegedly posted on Facebook, “Sunset is being looted two blocks from me. You think I wont light motherf—ers up who are trying to f— w/ my property I worked all my life for? Think again…” He also posted a photo, captioned “Curfew,” of himself posing with a gun. The posts started making the rounds on social media, and within hours, Law & Order creator and producer Wolf had issued a statementCNN reports: “I will not tolerate this conduct, especially during our hour of national grief. I am terminating Craig Gore immediately.” Gore was supposed to be working on an upcoming Law & Order spinoff. Variety reports his agent has also cut ties with him. Law & Order star ICE T tweeted in response to Wolf’s move, “Oh sh–.. The Big Boss is cleaning house… RESPECT.”   

Kanye West has donated $2 million to George Floyd-related causes, and he’s set up a college savings fund to fully cover tuition for George’s six-year-old daughter, Gianna. Kanye’s rep adds that he’s also donating to several black-owned businesses that have been impacted by the unrest.  And  he even showed up to march with protesters in his hometown of Chicago. 

BTW, rumors abound on the Kim and Kanye marriage falling apart. During quarantine they haven’t been able to hire help with the kids etc. apparently Kayne at so much a good helper around the house and Kim is doing everything including law school, and is over it. Fans have actually started throwing out guesses as to when a split of some sort hits the media. A few have said as soon as the end of June. Kim Kardashian is thinking about living apart from Kanye to help save the marriage.  This is the third marriage for Kardashian, who married producer Damon Thomas in 2000 and Kris Humphries in 2011. She married West in 2014 and they have four children.   

Oprah will host a two-night special next week called “Where Do We Go From Here?”.  She’s speaking with a range of Black thought leaders, activists, and artists about systematic racism and the current state of America. It’ll air on OWN and be simulcast across all of Discovery’s 18 other U.S. networks. 

Angelina Jolie turned 45 yesterday, and she celebrated by making a $200,000 donation to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.  

“Forbes” just released this years highest paid entertainers list. I’ve the Top 10 . . . 

  1. “Self-made” NON-billionaire Kylie Jenner,  $590 million 
  1. Kanye West,  $170 million 
  1. Tennis stud Roger Federer,  $106.3 million 
  1. Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo,  $105 million 
  1. Soccer star Lionel Messi,  $104 million 
  1. Tyler Perry,  $97 million 
  1. Soccer star Neymar,  $95.5 million 
  1. Howard Stern,  $90 million 
  1. LeBron James,  $88.2 million 
  1. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson,  $87.5 million 

ANGELINA JOLIE, one of just 2 actresses on the list came in 99th, with a mere $35.5 million. She did just beat out #100, Egyptian soccer player MOHAMED SALAH, who made $35.1 million.  The other is Sofia Vergara, who is #71 with $43 million.  But she earned half of her take from endorsements and licensing.  So that’s $78.5 million for these two women.  

The management team representing Tiger King star Joe Exotic says the recent ruling awarding Carole Baskin control of his zoo is “treachery,” CNN reports. A judge has just ruled in favor of Baskin, and she is set to assume the G.W. Zoo in Oklahoma while Exotic remains in prison. “While we again acknowledge it is truly time to pray for justice for George Floyd’s family as well as an end to systemic racism in America, we must address Carol [sic] Baskin’s treachery before it goes unchecked,” a tweet from Exotic’s team read. Exotic plans to appeal the ruling. Current owner Jeff Lowe has 120 days to vacate the premises and remove the animals. He says he plans to open a new Tiger King park within that time frame.  

STL date WAS June 13th..Tool say they are canceling, rather than just postponing, the remainder of their North American tour because of the coronavirus, The band also said “tying up our fans’ money for months, if not a full year, is unfair” while announcing the decision. Tool’s tour had been scheduled to run from April 16 to June 23, and they said they plan to hit the road again “when the time is right.” They last played on March 11 in Portland. The band released a statement, saying “We could continue to postpone or reschedule dates for some time into 2021 but ethically, we do not think this is the right course of action,” adding, “the very difficult decision to cancel the tour so we can help support the people who have supported us for years.” The band said all ticket buyers will be contacted in the near future with refund details.


Amanda Crew is 34.  Monica on HBO’s “Silicon Valley”. 

Pete Wentz is 41.  Fall Out Boy bassist

Mark Wahlberg is 49.

Ron Livingston is 53.  Peter in “Office Space”

Jeff Garlin is 58.  The dad on “The Goldbergs”.  He’s also on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”.

Kenny G is 64.

Uncle Kracker is 46.  Kid Rock’s DJ who had solo hits with Follow Me and Drift Away.

Paul Giamatti is 53.

Emily Ratajkowski is 29.   

Michael Cera is 32

Bill Hader is 42.

Allen Iverson is 45.

Dave Navarro is 53.

Mick Foley is 55.

Vice President Mike Pence is 61.

Liam Neeson is 68.

Jenny Jones is 74 

Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…This dude wrecked Elvira so hard that he sent her to the hospital.  True story.  Sir Tom Jones is 80 years young. 




Today’s birthday boy has done more punishing than a judge who woke up on the wrong side of the bed in 1091 fine films including:

  • Big Ole Booty Bomb
  • Ask Me If I Love Big Boobs
  • This CAN’T BE The Chappelle Show
  • You A Fat Hoe
  • Errbody Get Your Orgy On
  • I Slept With My Bosses Daughter
  • And who could forget…his unforgettable role in…Azz, Azz, and A Whole Lot Mo’ Azz. 


The NHL announced that the league will enter the second stage of its return-to-play plan on Monday amid its attempt to resume the 2019-20 season, which has been suspended since March 12 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Which is good news…and we are learning more about the playoff structure.  With the NHL already having revealed its plan to resume the 2019-20 season with 24 teams, the league announced more information about its amended structure for this summer. The qualifying round will be a best-of-five series, while the four subsequent playoff rounds will use the best-of-seven format. Teams will also be reseeded upon the conclusion of each round. The date on when play will resume remains unknown.

The Pittsburgh Penguins announced Thursday one unidentified player tested positive for the coronavirus but is “recovered and feeling well.”  He was isolated in his home after experiencing symptoms and was not in Pittsburgh. Several NHL players tested positive for COVID-19 shortly after the 2019-20 season was paused because of the pandemic. At least three Colorado Avalanche players tested positive, while at least one Ottawa Senators player tested positive.

The NBA Board of Governors approved a plan to restart the season with 22 teams in a 29-1 vote Thursday. The Portland Trail Blazers were reportedly the lone “no” vote. The Trail Blazers benefit from the new system, which allows teams on the periphery of the playoff standings to compete for a spot in the postseason. Portland is tied for the No. 9 spot in the Western Conference, 3.5 games behind the Grizzlies for the No. 8 spot. The team will have regular-season games to try to climb the standings, as well as a potential play-in game if it ends up as the No. 9 seed.

As states around the country begin to slowly reopen amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Texas is one leading the charge. Having already entered Phase 2 of reopening and are now transitioning to Phase 3.  They are permitting sports venues — among other businesses — to expand their capacity from 25 percent to 50 percent, which is a notable jump for professional outfits in North and South Texas. This directly impacts the two NFL franchises in the state — the Cowboys and the Texans — but also every other major sports franchise in North and South Texas. There has been no word on how the Cowboys, as one example, plan to move forward with this information, but they and the Texans have lots of time to not only figure it out. This is good news for the Dallas Stars though, and likely the City of Dallas as a whole, considering they are in the running to be a “host city” for conference play.

The WNBA is reportedly considering a 22-game regular season that would begin in late July.  Games would be held at IMG Academy in Florida, starting July 24, with the playoffs ending in October. Players have yet to agree to the proposal. There is not yet a plan for the postseason under the current proposal from the league. The WNBA normally uses a 36-game regular season with the top eight overall teams advancing to the playoffs. The dates of the proposed season may also create an obstacle for the league as many players have contracts with overseas teams during what’s normally the offseason in the United States.

Cristiano Ronaldo has a new record to add to his ever-growing list of accolades. The Portuguese star is now the first soccer player in history to crack $1 billion in career earnings. Ronaldo, 35, becomes just the third athlete to ever reach this level of wealth, joining Tiger Woods and Floyd Mayweather Jr. He is the first team-sport athlete to accomplish the feat. Ronaldo is now No. 4 on the list of highest-paid celebrities—one spot above rival Lionel Messi. Kylie Jenner, Kanye West and Roger Federer rank one through three, respectively. Ronaldo reportedly earned $105 million over the last year while Messi earned $104 million.

Brooklyn Nets forward Kevin Durant has purchased a stake in the Philadelphia Union.  The stake is worth between 1 percent and 5 percent of the franchise. The Union were valued at $240 million in November 2019, a surge from $175 million the year before.

And finally – the Cup Series continues this weekend.  The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 happens at Atlanta Motor Speedway on Sunday.  Engines start at 2PM and you can watch the race on Fox.