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A Guy Named “Florida” Was Busted in Florida After a Ridiculous Crime Spree – WFLA

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A new service called Amazon Sidewalk will steal a little bit of your internet bandwidth to use for your neighbors’ devices if their internet goes down.  Computers and phones can’t connect to it, just things like Alexa and security cameras.  It’ll happen on June 8th automatically unless you opt out.  (Full Story)

‘B***h!’ Google Maps picks up VERY rude message mowed into Salt Lake City lawn that’s pointing at neighbor’s home – DailyMail

Amazon Installed “ZenBooths” for Its Warehouse Workers and Immediately Got Mocked – DailyDot

Instacart’s new 30-minute deliveries are sure to be a headache for workers – TheVerge

Costco announced they’re bringing back free samples this week.  (Full Story

37% of Americans Have Barbecued Drunk – ValuePenguin

 

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GAVIN MACLEOD died Saturday.  There’s no word on the cause of death, but he was 90 years old so, you know. If you know Gavin, chances are you know him as Captain Merrill Stubing on “The Love Boat”, which ran from 1977 to 1987.  In the ’70s, he played news writer Murray Slaughter on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show”. His “MTM” co-star ED ASNER Tweeted, quote, “My heart is broken.  Gavin was my brother, my partner in crime (and food) and my comic conspirator. I will see you in a bit Gavin . . . Betty [White]! It’s just you and me now.” 

Singer B.J. THOMAS died Saturday after a battle with lung cancer.  He was 78 years old.  B.J. is best known for the song “Raindrops Keep Fallin’ on My Head (link). It won the Oscar for Best Original Song in 1970, because it was featured in the movie “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid”.  (It was written by Burt Bacharach and Hal David.) B.J.’s other hits included “Hooked on a Feeling (link), “(Hey Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song (link), and “I Just Can’t Help Believing (link).  He also did the “Growing Pains”  theme song, “As Long as We Got Each Other (link).

BILL COSBY was hoping for a parole earlier this month, but he was DENIED.  The parole board said there were several factors working against him.  One of them is that he refused to participate in a therapy program for sex offenders, and they won’t even consider him for parole unless he does. He also failed to develop a parole release plan, and he got a NEGATIVE recommendation from the Department of Corrections. Cosby’s rep says he expected to be denied, and he’s still hoping the Pennsylvania Supreme Court will throw out his conviction and grant him a new trial. 

Pictures surfaced last week of MILES TELLER and his wife having a blast in Hawaii with AARON RODGERS and SHAILENE WOODLEY.  But it wasn’t ALL fun and games for Miles . . . because he was ASSAULTED. On Wednesday, he and his wife were at a restaurant called the Monkeypod Kitchen in Maui.  Miles went to the bathroom, where he was punched in the face by a wedding planner.  It turns out Miles and his wife got married there in 2019, and this guy was THEIR wedding planner.  And he thinks Miles still owes him $60,000, so he decided to take it out of his FACE. Police are investigating, but nobody’s been arrested yet. 

Actress and former The Office (link) star Ellie Kemper (link), St Louis’ own, is getting crap because she was named the queen of the 1999 Veiled Prophet Ball (link) when she was 19. Kemper grew up in St. Louis, where the Veiled Prophet Organization has hosted a debutante ball since 1878. It was created in 1878 after Charles Slayback (link), a Confederate cavalryman-turned-grain executive, called a meeting of business and civic leaders, according to The Atlantic (link). He wanted to establish a new secret society influenced by poet Thomas Moore and New Orleans Mardi Gras. The St. Louis elite created their own mythical character, the Veiled Prophet of Khorassan (link), a mystic traveler who chose the Missouri city as his base. Before the balls, the local elites picked someone to anonymously play the Veiled Prophet, who then chose a Queen of Love and Beauty from those at the ball. This is the title Kemper received at the ball in December 1999, according to reports from The St. Louis Dispatch at the time. . Historian Thomas Spencer (link), who wrote a book on the subject, wrote that the main goal for the Veiled Prophet Ball and its elaborate parade was to “reinforce” the elites’ values on the working class. An illustration of the first Veiled Prophet also makes him appear similar to a member of the Ku Klux Klan, an aspect not lost on many Twitter users today. (KKK didn’t start wearing white hoods and robes until 1915) In the 1970s, the group ACTION pushed (link) for the VP organization to be disbanded. In 1979, the VP organization finally allowed Black members, but some members themselves were becoming embarrassed by it. In 1992, the name of the event was changed to Fair Saint Louis. However, the VP organization still holds a ball called the “Veiled Prophet Ball” to this day, although there was no ball in 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Kemper is a member of one of Missouri’s wealthiest families. Her father is David Woods Kemper (link), the chairman, and CEO of Commerce Bancshares. Kemper’s great-great-grandfather was railroad magnate William Thornton Kemper Sr (link).) 

Can you name all of the different artists singing about “June”?  Good luck!

Answers:  Train “Drops of Jupiter”; Florence + the Machine “June”; Prince “June”; The Kinks, then Alan Jackson “Rainy Day in June”; Tyler Hilton “June”; Van Morrison “Evening in June”; Smashing Pumpkins “Bye June”, and Pete Yorn “June”. 

Nelly said he is doing a country inspired album. In case you’re wondering, MORGAN WALLEN and NELLY are still friends.  So is Morgan on the album? 

Remember last month when “Citizen Kane” lost its decades-long 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes after someone unearthed a negative review from 1941?  That made “Paddington 2” the new “best film” of all time . . . until now. Some joker named Eddie Harrison from a website called Film Authority (link) wrote a negative review for it . . . four years after it was released.  And Rotten Tomatoes accepted (link) it, destroying the movie’s perfect score. This might not be a total injustice though.  Harrison noted that he gave “Paddington 2” a negative review when it came out in 2017, so maybe it never deserved that 100% rating in the first place. Now the highest-rated movie is “Toy Story 2”. It might be worth pointing out that Harrison gave positive reviews for “Ice Age: Collision Course” and “Dumb and Dumber To”. 

“A Quiet Place Part II,” brought in $57 million over the Memorial Day weekend! Disney’s “Cruella” opted for a hybrid release strategy. It’s available to rent on Disney Plus for $30 and also to screen in 3,892 theaters. The film starring Emma Stone as the title character is expected to open to $26.5 million over the holiday.

Emma Stone has said she is not back in the Spider-Man franchise, despite rumours suggesting she would appear in the next film, ‘Spider-Man: No Way Home’. Speaking to MTV News, Stone had this to say,  “I have heard those rumours. I don’t know if I’m supposed to say anything, but I’m not [going to be in it],” she said. “I don’t know what you’re supposed to respond as an alumnus.” Emma Stone played the character of Gwen Stacy in 2012’s The Amazing Spider-Man and its 2014 sequel. As anticipation for the Spider-Man: No Way Home trailer rises, fans wonder if it could premiere on Tom Holland’s 25th (June 1) birthday… Stay tuned! 

Zack Snyder’s Army of The Dead is one of Netflix’s biggest hits ever, with 72 million households watching the movie since its premiere around a month ago. Netflix broke the news on Twitter, writing that Army of The Dead is “the #1 film around the world and is projected to be one of Netflix’s most popular films ever in its first 4 weeks.” Snyder says if there’s enough demand, then the movie, which stars David Bautista, could get a sequel.  The director added that he already knows where he would take the second film. Prequels for Army of The Dead are already in the works. Army of Thieves, which will expand on the character Ludwig Dieter, will reportedly premiere later this year. 

To the people of China…you aint missing much…they can see the “Friends” reunion show . . . but they can’t see all of it.  Government censors cut segments featuring LADY GAGA, JUSTIN BIEBER, and BTS from it. Gaga got on China’s bad side for meeting with the DALAI LAMA.  Justin once posted a photo of Japan’s Yasukuni Shrine.  It honors Japan’s fallen soldiers . . . including war criminals.  BTS has gotten under China’s skin for various offenses . . . including supposedly overlooking China’s contributions in the Korean War.   

Graduation season is here…here is a list (link) of the 10 best high school movies before it’s all over . . . 

  1. “Dazed and Confused”,  1993 
  1. “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”,  1982 
  1. “The Last Picture Show”,  1971 
  1. “Three O’Clock High”,  1987 
  1. “Rock ‘n’ Roll High School”,  1979 
  1. “Cooley High”,  1975 
  1. “21 Jump Street”,  2012 
  1. “Rebel Without a Cause”,  1955 
  1. “Heathers”,  1989 
  1. “American Graffiti”,  1973 

Did You Know These Rock Musicians Graduated College?

Ultimate Classic Rock made a list of well-known rock musicians who graduated college. 

Rivers Cuomo . . . Harvard University in 2006. 

Tom Morello . . . Harvard University in 1986. 

Thom Yorke . . . University of Exeter in 1991. 

Gene Simmons . . . Richmond College in 1970. 

Sting . . . Northern Counties College of Education in 1974.

 Jim Morrison . . . UCLA in 1965.  (Jim once admitted, quote, “I didn’t want to go into the army, and I didn’t want to work . . . and that’s the damned truth.”)  (???) 

Freddie Mercury . . . Ealing Art College in 1969. 

Sheryl Crow . . . University of Missouri in 1984. 

Brian May . . . Imperial College London in 1968. 

Paul Simon . . . Queens College in 1963.

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY 

Tom Holland is 25. The only Spider-Man who can say he made it into the MCU.

Amy Schumer is 40.

Alanis Morissette is 47.

Heidi Klum is 48.

Teri Polo is 52. She’s Ben Stiller’s lady in the “Meet the Parents / Fockers” movies. She also stars as one of the lesbian moms on “The Fosters”.

Mark Curry is 60. Mr. Cooper on “Hangin’ with Mr. Cooper”

David “Son of Sam” Berkowitz is 68. Serial killer who murdered six people in New York in the mid 1970s. He received six life sentences. He’s still living off taxpayers’ money at the Sullivan Correctional Facility in Fallsburg, New York.

Ronnie Dunn of Brooks & Dunn is 68.

Ron Wood is 74. The Rolling Stones

Morgan Freeman is 84.

Pat Boone is 87. In the 1950s, a young Elvis Presley used to open for him.

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SIMONE COOPER

Today’s birthday girl has been in 82 fine films including:

  • They Are Real, They Are Big, and They Are Real Big
  • Bra Busters 8
  • The Conclave of Cleavage
  • Check Out Those Natural Wonders
  • Big Boob Bonanza
  • Smash Of The Titans
  • And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…. Huge Nipples

Simone Cooper is 34 years old.

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The Cardinals met their ole buddy Albert Pujols for the first time in a Dodger uniform.  And – it didn’t go the way the Cards would probably have hoped.  The Cards were down 2 early and came back to go up 3-2….and that was the last time they saw a lead.  Dodgers win 9-4.  Jack Flaherty left the game early because of side tightness.  Pujols did NOT play in the game.  Two teams are back at it tonight.  John Gant gets the start for the Cards, David Price goes for the Dodgers.  First pitch is scheduled for 9PM.

Jacob deGrom continues to make history with his ridiculous start to his 2021 season.

In his second start since returning from the injured list, deGrom tossed six scoreless innings on Monday in the Mets’ 6-2 victory, lowering his ERA to 0.71, the lowest for a qualified starter through the end of May since Chris Short had a 0.64 ERA for the Philadelphia Phillies in 1964. The Mets’ ace improved to 4-2 with just four earned runs in 51 innings. In his eight starts, he has allowed no runs three times, one run four times and three unearned runs in a game once. With eight strikeouts in his six innings on Monday night, he is now up to 82 with just seven walks.

Marcell Ozuna was released from jail after posting $20,000 bond Monday on charges of aggravated assault by strangulation and battery against his wife. Ozuna was arrested Saturday after cops in Atlanta said they witnessed him attacking his wife, Genesis, while responding to a 911 call. During his initial appearance on Monday, Ozuna was ordered to have no contact with his wife. He did not answer questions from the media after he was released from jail. In court, attorneys said the couple was in the process of divorce. Genesis was arrested on a domestic violence charge in Miami a year ago. A statement said officers entered a home where the front door was open and heard screaming from inside. Officers said they saw Ozuna grab his wife by the neck and throw her against a wall, in addition to striking her with a cast on his injured left hand. Police said the victim had visible injuries but was not taken to the hospital. Ozuna could face a long suspension by Major League Baseball, which plans to review the matter under the joint domestic violence policy in place between MLB and the players’ union.

We are officially in ROUND 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs.  Last night the Canadiens came back from being down 3-1 in the series and knocked out the Maple Leafs.  The Islanders beat the Bruins 4-3 and tied up their series.  Tonight the Lightning tries to go up 2-0 against the Hurricanes.

Ryan Reaves won’t be in the next two Vegas Golden Knight games as he has been suspended for 2 games after cross checking the Avs goalie and then kneeing on Ryan Graves’.  The play resulted in Reaves getting tossed and the Avs getting a 9 minute penalty.

Over in the NBA the Wizard’s avoided elimination and the sweep by winning last night 122-114.  The Jazz got the win over the Grizzlies and lead that series 3-1.  Tonight the Nets and Celtics play game 5 with the Nets having the chance to end it.  The Trail Blazers and Nuggets also have game 5 with that series tied up 2 a piece.  And the late game has the Lakers and Suns game 5 all tied up at 2.

Kyrie Irving is the latest player to face harassment from an NBA fan. Sunday night, Irving was the target of another idiot fan who threw a water bottle at his head. The incident went down in Boston at TD Garden as Kyrie was walking out. You see the bottle come super close to his head. This time, the fan was arrested. Cops say the fan in question is 21-year-old Cole Buckley, who is now charged with one count of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon. Buckley was wearing a Kevin Garnett jersey as he was taken into custody and removed from the arena. Irving said after the incident … “You’re seeing a lot of old ways come up… just underlying racism and treating people like they’re in a human zoo. Throwing stuff at people, saying things. There is a certain point where it gets to be too much.” Kevin Durant also chimed in, “Have some respect for the human beings and have some respect for yourself. Your mother wouldn’t be proud of you throwing water bottles at basketball players or spitting on players or tossing popcorn,” Durant said. “So grow the eff up and enjoy the game. It’s bigger than you.”

You won’t find Naomi Osaka holding up a French Open trophy this year. The tennis star has withdrawn from the tournament. On Sunday, Osaka was fined $15,000 after she did not meet with the press after her first-round victory.  Last week, Osaka stated that she would not be doing any interviews during the tournament.  In a long statement posted to Twitter, Osaka said in part, “I think now the best thing for the tournament, the other players and my well-being is that I withdraw so that everyone can get back to focusing on the tennis going on in Paris. I never wanted to be a distraction, and I accept that my timing was not ideal and (the) message could have been clearer.” She went on to say that she has suffered from depression and anxiety after winning her first major title at the U.S. Open in 2018. Osaka continued, “I am not a natural public speaker and get huge waves of anxiety before I speak to the world’s media. I get really nervous and find it stressful to always try and engage and give [the media] the best answers I can.”

Jake Paul will reportedly fight former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a boxing match. Paul recently signed a multi-fight deal with Showtime and the fight will reportedly be promoted by Friday face-off in Miami. No date or formal announcement has been made. Paul is currently 3–0 as a professional boxer and is coming off a win against UFC veteran Ben Askren in April where he won by TKO in the first round.  Woodley, 39, has fought professionally since 2009 and won the UFC welterweight championship in 2016. He successfully defended the title four times before losing it in 2019. He has lost his last four professional UFC fights and last fought on March 27 at UFC 260.

When 3×3 basketball debuts at the Tokyo Olympics this summer, one big name will be missing after the United States men’s team failed to qualify.  At the 2021 FIBA 3×3 Olympic Qualifying Tournament this week in Austria, Team USA topped its group despite losing to Belgium. But on Sunday in the quarterfinals, the Netherlands eliminated the U.S. from the tournament, where the top three teams will advance to Tokyo.  Team USA was considered one of the Olympic favorites after winning the 2019 FIBA World Cup. The team was made up of former Purdue star and Timberwolves forward Robbie Hummel, No. 1 ranked U.S. 3×3 player and former NBA first-round draft pick Dominique Jones, former Princeton standout Kareem Maddox, and NBA G League guard Canyon Berry. Former University of Minnesota guard Joey King also joined the team as an injury replacement. The 3×3 competition differs from the long-standing, full-court event in that 3×3’s half-court games are played outdoors in under 10 minutes, points are counted by 1s and 2s up to 21, and rules include a 12-second shot clock and a ball that is 1 1/2 centimeters smaller than an NBA regulation basketball