A Drunk Driver Fell Asleep While Ordering Curly Fries at an Arby’s Drive Thru – LINK
Rejoice! America’s Least Favorite Months of the Year Are Over – LINK
Man Refusing to Let Friend Bring Service Dog Over to His House Sparks Fury – LINK
How much? Ticket costs for STL’s Big 4 sports teams – LINK
Vin de Set, PW Pizza, and 21st Street Brewer’s Bar to close permanently following earlier fire – LINK
New family coaster for young thrill-seekers opens at Six Flags this summer – LINK
TikTok Will Start Limiting Kids to One Hour Per Day – LINK
What’s the Worst Thing to Eat on a Plane: Ribs, Oysters, Egg Salad, or a “Large Bowl of Beans”? – LINK
Legendary stadium groundskeeper George Toma explains slippery Super Bowl LVII field – LINK
Jalen Carter returns to NFL combine a day after his arrest; top draft prospect facing misdemeanor charges – LINK
Justin Bieber cancelled the entirety of his Justice World Tour. This includes Europe, Australia, and even dates in the U.S. that were previously postponed to 2024. As of yesterday, there hasn’t been an explanation from Justin or his reps. His website is completely wiped of tour dates, and if you check out Ticketmaster, all dates say “Cancelled”. Last year when he postponed his tour dates, he said it was because he needed to rest and make his health a priority. But at that time, he was recovering from Ramsay Hunt syndrome, which had paralyzed half his face.
You may not remember hearing about this, but Matthew McConaughey is providing the voice of Elvis for an upcoming animated comedy series called “Agent Elvis”. The show has Elvis becoming a secret government spy and fighting evil. Priscilla Presley actually helped develop it, and yesterday it was announced that she’ll also play herself. The cast also includes Kaitlin Olson, Johnny Knoxville, Niecy Nash, Tom Kenny, and Don Cheadle. You had me at Don Cheadle. “Agent Elvis” hits Netflix on March 17th. (Hollywood Reporter)
Rolling Stone ranked Chaka Khan as their number 29 greatest singer of all time. Chaka really didn’t care. During an interview with LA Magazine, she said, “I didn’t even know what the hell you were talking about, so obviously this don’t mean a great deal to me. These people don’t quantify or validate me in any way. However, Chaka wanted to know who else made the list. Once she found out some of the rankings, she went in. On Aretha Franklin being number 1, Chaka said, “As she f***ing should be.” How about Mariah Carey ranking at number 5? Chaka replied, “That must be payola or some s**t like that.” Adele at 22? Chaka said, “Okay, I quit.” The biggest diss came against Mary J. Blige being ranked ahead of her at 25. Chaka said, “They are blind as a motherf***ing bat! They need hearing aids…These must be the children of Helen Keller!” (LINK)
Cardi B and Offset’s McDonald’s meal isn’t welcomed by everyone. Reports say some McDonald’s franchise owners are worried about being associated with the high-profile couple. Business Insider said some owners object to Cardi and Offset’s lyrics and refuse to promote the meal at their locations. A statement from McDonald’s head of marketing said, “Across our marketing, we’re focused on putting McDonald’s at the center of culture. Artist collabs have helped reignite fans’ love for our food and fueled significant business momentum, both for the company and our restaurant owner/operators.” Mickey D’s has previously collaborated with BTS, Travis Scott, and Mariah Carey on combo meals.
A “Stranger Things” stage play is coming to London later this year. It’s called “Stranger Things: The First Shadow”, and it’s based on a story from the series’ creators, The Duffer Brothers, and one of its writers. It takes place in 1959 in Hawkins, and will include younger versions of Jim Hopper (David Harbour), Bob Newby (Sean Astin), and Joyce Maldonado (Winona Ryder). Henry Creel . . . who eventually becomes the evil Vecna . . . has also just moved to town with his family. This new story promises to take you to the beginning of “Stranger Things” and, quote, “may hold the key to the end.” (Check out the play’s website here.) (Hollywood Reporter)
The NYPD wants to talk to Travis Scott, after he allegedly punched a guy at a joint called Club Nebula. According to TMZ, Travis took over the music, and got upset when someone turned the volume down during his set. Travis allegedly punched a sound engineer, then caused $12,000 in damage to a speaker and video screen, before fleeing the club. Scott’s attorney called the whole thing, quote, “a misunderstanding being blown out of proportion by clickbait and misinformation.” (Check out some videos here. In one of them, you can clearly see Travis getting upset with someone in the DJ booth.)
KISS announced the FINAL dates for their End of the Road Tour. The last leg kicks off in October in Texas, and ends with back-to-back shows at Madison Square Garden in New York City on December 1st and 2nd. The band says, quote, “KISS was born in New York City. On 23rd Street. Half a century ago. It will be a privilege and an honor to finish touring at Madison Square Garden, 10 blocks and 50 years from where we first started.” Is this the actual end of KISS? Probably not. They’ve said they’d be willing to do one-off shows, festivals, or even a Las Vegas residency in the future. But supposedly, this IS the last tour. (People)
Adam Sandler will receive the inaugural King of Comedy Award at the 2023 Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards, which is set to air live on Saturday, March 4, at 6 p.m. The show will be broadcast from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles for the first time. “I’ve had so many great times at this fantastic awards extravaganza and I’ll always be excited to hang with da kiddies!!” Sandler said in a statement. “Love to all!!!” At the end of the whole thing they are gonna do a screening of his first movie Going Overboard. j/k
Cheers to the reunion of one of TV’s most hilariously contemptuous couples! Paramount+ confirmed on Wednesday that Kelsey Grammer and Bebe Neuwirth will reteam for its upcoming Frasier revival. The pair were first seen on screen together as sparring psychiatrists on NBC’s Cheers starting in 1986, when Neuwirth joined as Lilith Sternin. Amid an endless back-and-forth of barbed comments, Lilith eventually married Grammer’s Frasier Crane, and they welcomed son Frederick late in the show. When Cheers ended in May 1993, the Cranes had divorced and Grammer’s character moved from Boston to Seattle as part of the setup for Grammer’s spin-off Frasier. Now the revival sees Frasier returning to Boston and reuniting with Lilith at their now-grown son’s birthday party.
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Keith Urban, Little Big Town, Tim McGraw, and Lil Nas X are headlining the 2023 NCAA March Madness Music Festival. There will also be performances from Mickey Guyton and Maggie Rogers. The free ticketed three-day event takes place March 31st to April 2nd in Houston. (Billboard)
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been asked to vacate their British residence, Frogmore Cottage. King Charles is giving the home to his (alleged) sex offending brother, Prince Andrew. (Full Story)
BuzzFeed put together a list of celebrities who have shared their experiences with ghosts, for all you nonbelievers. Here are some highlights:
- Lily Collins: She said she was visited by Ted Bundy’s victims while filming “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile”.
- Keanu Reeves: When he was little, he and his nanny saw a jacket wave through a doorway . . . without a body.
- Megan Fox: She and her kids’ nanny heard ghosts bringing in their room service breakfast while at a hotel in Mexico.
- Megan Mullally: She said the ghost of Nicole Brown Simpson would make noises, but stopped after Nick Offerman watched “The People v. O. J. Simpson: American Crime Story”. They were living on the property of a house that O.J. had rented for Nicole at the time.
- Helena Bonham Carter: She said she communicated with Princess Margaret through a medium before portraying her on “The Crown”.
- Kate Hudson: She said she and her mom Goldie Hawn feel spirits.
- Cher: She said she loves ghosts and that the ghost of Sonny Bono plays tricks on her.
- Ariana Grande: She encountered a demon at Stull Cemetery in Kansas.
- Demi Lovato: When she was growing up, there was a ghost of a little girl living in her home that she’d play with and talk to.
- Selena Gomez: She used a ghost hunting app, and found one who was telling her the names of people in her life. (You can see more at BuzzFeed.com.)
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Tua Tagovailoa is 25. Quarterback for the Miami Dolphins. National championship winner at Alabama.
Luke Combs is 33. Country singer.
Reggie Bush is 38. He won a Super Bowl ring with the New Orleans Saints . . . then lost his Heisman trophy for cheating and breaking NCAA rules . . . and then lost Kim Kardashian . . . quite possibly for cheating on her.
Robert Iler is 38. A.J., Anthony Jr., on “The Sopranos”.
Ben Roethlisberger is 41. Former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback.
Ghost singer Tobias Forge is 42
Bryce Dallas Howard is 42. Ron Howard’s daughter. She’s Claire in “Jurassic World”, and its sequels “Fallen Kingdom” and “Dominion”. She’s also “The Lady in the Water”, and Kate Connor in “Terminator Salvation”.
Rebel Wilson is 43. Fat Amy in the “Pitch Perfect” movies. She was also in “Cats”, and that remake of “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels” called “The Hustle”.
Chris Martin is 46. Coldplay superstar.
Married with Children’s Bud Bundy, actor David Faustino, is 49
Daniel Craig is 55. James Bond. His fifth and final movie, “No Time to Die”, came out last year. He’s held onto the role longer than any other 007. His first Bond movie was in 2006.
Jon Bon Jovi is 61. Full name and real spelling: John Francis Bongiovi.
Laraine Newman is 71. Part of the original cast of “Saturday Night Live”.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 159 fine films, including:
– The Adventures of Buttwoman
– America’s Raunchiest Home Videos 5
– Autobiography Of A Whip
– Backdoor to Russia 1, 2 & 3
– Cries From The Dungeon
– Girls Girls Girls Girls
– The Hills Have Thighs
– Ripe And Ready
– And who can forget her role in 1991’s My 500 Lbs Vibrator