California man arrested with live alligator in his car – LINK
Boozy Sledder Loses His Job – Was Viral Video To Blame? – LINK
It’s Singles Awareness Day . . . But Are All the Good Singles Still Pining After an Ex? – LINK
Caught on cam: Car stolen while driver pumps gas in St. Charles County – LINK
Woman bites off part of Lyft driver’s ear during carjacking in St. Louis – LINK
Avocados Prices Could Skyrocket After the U.S. Banned Imports from Mexico – LINK
A Mayor Resigned After Saying Ice Fishing Shanties Could Lead to Prostitution – LINK
A Thief Broke Into a Store and Stole $250,000 . . . of Pokémon Merch – LINK
The annual “USA Today” Super Bowl Ad Meter results are in! They’re calculated based on scores from around 150,000 panelists. Here are the Top 10:
- Rocket Homes and Rocket Mortgage. . . “Dream House with Anna Kendrick and Barbie”. Rating: 6.82.
- Amazon. . . “Mind Reader” with Scarlett Johansson and Colin Jost. Rating: 6.77.
- Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and Cool Ranch Doritos. . . “Push It” with Megan Thee Stallion voicing the bird and Charlie Puth as the fox. Rating: 6.73.
- Kia. . . “Robo Dog” with the all-electric Kia EV6. Rating: 6.61.
- Toyota. . .”Brothers” with Paralympian Brian McKeever and his older brother Robin. Rating: 6.51.
- Lay’s. . . “Golden Memories” with Paul Rudd and Seth Rogen. Rating: 6.5.
- BMW. . . “Zeus and Hera” with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Salma Hayek. Rating: 6.46.
- NFL. . . “Bring Down the House” with different players coming out of the TV as puppets and causing destruction in the house. Rating: 6.32.
- Toyota. . . “The Joneses” with Tommy Lee Jones, Rashida Jones, Leslie Jones, and Nick Jonas. Rating: 6.31.
- E*Trade. . . “Off the Grid” with the return of the E*Trade baby after eight years. Rating: 6.22.
Here are the bottom five:
- Coinbase. . . the bouncing QR code. Rating: 3.81.
- eToro. . .”Flying Your Way”. Rating: 4.2.
- Bud Light Next. . . “Zero in the Way of Possibility”. Rating: 4.25.
- Wallbox. . . “Can #SuperchargedSeth embrace electricity again?”. Rating: 4.27.
- DraftKings. . . “Fortune: Life’s a Gamble”. Rating: 4.29.
Mike Myers did his Dr. Evil character for a GM Super Bowl ad, and now Mike Myers says he “would love” to film Austin Powers 4. The last movie from the Austin Powers franchise, Goldmember, premiered in 2002.
Drake placed three high-profile bets on the Super Bowl and he cashed in on two. He won the over on Odell Beckham Jr scoring a touchdown and the Rams winning the game. Drake didn’t hit Beckham’s yardage total because the wide receiver left the game with an injury. His total investment was $1.3 million. Drizzy won $1.4 Milly. That’s not a bad net for you and I. For Drake, it probably feels like $100 bucks.
Finally there is a new rescheduled St Louis date for Rage Against the Machine…March 30 – St. Louis, Mo. @ Enterprise Center. All tickets for the moved dates will be honored. Fans who would like a refund have until March 15, 2022 and should contact your point of purchase (LINK)
Third Eye Blind are celebrating their 25th year as a band by going on a tour with Taking Back Sunday. Called “Summer Gods: 25 Years in the Blind,” A portion of proceeds from each ticket will go to SeaTrees, an organization that Third Eye Blind has teamed with to help restore the kelp ecosystem off the coast of California. Tickets go on sale to the general public Friday, February 18th at Ticketmaster. 06/30 — Kansas City, MO @ Starlight Theatre (LINK)
Kanye seems to be getting himself together finally, not really. He started the day by sending a pickup truck full of flowers to ex Kim Kardashian’s house. On the side of the truck it said, “My vision is Krystal Klear”. Also, he and JULIA FOX broke up. But she posted on her Instagram story that she and Kanye are on good terms. She added, quote, “I have love for him but I wasn’t in love with the man. Kim and Pete Davidson seem to be going strong. Kanye was at the Super Bowl with the kids, Kim was having dinner with Pete in New York City. KANYE continued to hammer PETE because Pete is doing the same to Kanye’s ex. KIM KARDASHIAN actually reached out and told him to STOP after Kanye told his fans that if they saw Pete, they should, “scream at the looser at the top of your lungs and say kimye forever.” He said “looser” instead of “loser”. Then he posted a screen shot of a text he got from Kim, saying, quote, “U are creating a dangerous and scary environment and someone will hurt Pete and this will all be your fault.” In the caption he said, quote, “Upon my wife’s request please nobody do anything physical to him. I’m going to handle the situation myself.” She thanked him for promising to back his fans off and of course, he shared a screenshot of THAT. Then she texted him AGAIN and said, “Why can’t you keep any of our conversations private???” And he replied, quote, “Cause I got a text from my favorite person in the world. I’m your number one fan. Why wouldn’t I tell everyone!!!!” And yeah, posted that, too. He deleted all later but a photo of his kids and a promo for his album “Donda 2”, which coincidentally comes out next week.
WHOOPI GOLDBERG returned to “The View” yesterday, after a two-week suspension for saying that the Holocaust wasn’t about race. And she immediately addressed the controversy (LINK)
The 94th annual OSCARS will have three hosts this year: REGINA HALL, AMY SCHUMER, and WANDA SYKES. Maybe this will help boost ratings from last year’s record-low viewership? It’s been 35 years since there’s been at least three hosts . . . in 1987, they had CHEVY CHASE, GOLDIE HAWN, and PAUL HOGAN. It’s also the first time having three women host. The hosts will be officially announced this morning on “Good Morning America” The event is March 27 (LINK)
The Oscars have created a new, fan-voted category, letting you vote for your favorite 2021 film! Vote for your favorite film using the #OscarsFanFavorite and #Sweepstakes between now and March 3rd. Any film counts, even those not Oscar-nominated. You can even vote for your favorite movie up to 20 times! You can also cast your vote at OscarsFanFavorite.com. Three people who cast their votes will win an all-expenses-paid trip to Los Angeles to present an award at next year’s Oscars.
I recently mentioned that Netflix is raising prices. They sent out the notification and I would like to apologize. They are NOT rasing prices they are “updating”…”We hope you’re enjoying everything Netflix has to offer. We’re updating our prices to bring you more great entertainment. Your monthly price will change to [new plan price] on March 12, 2022 . . .”This update will allow us to deliver even more value for your membership . . . with stories that lift you up, move you or simply make your day a little better.” Twitter was quick to notice. One user said, quote, “Sorry, this does not justify the price hike #Netflix. Just be honest. You want to make more money. It’s ok to admit that.” Another person said, quote, “At least call it a price increase. Too funny . . . Crappy . . . but funny” (LINK)
Eric André (LINK) will fill in on the first new episode of Impractical Jokers since founding member Joe Gatto left. It will simulcast on TBS, TNT, and truTV on Saturday, April 2nd, following the NCAA Men’s Final Four. Several surprise guests will be on Impractical Jokers instead of trying to replace Joe Gatto. It is season 10.
There was a cartoon back in the day and the super heroes in the show were a part of the Justice League. But far as I know they have never gotten a stand alone film. Not even sure if they have ever been in a film. You familiar with this? The people behind The Twight Saga and The Fault in Our Stars is doing a movie of the Wonder Twins. The Wonder Twins are a pair of alien siblings named Zan and Jayna. They were on Hanna-Barbera’s The All-New Super Friends Hour as young companions to adult heroes such as Superman, Batman and Wonder Woman. The duo then appeared in the Super Friends comic and, over time, became incorporated into the larger DC universe. The twins were known for their catchphrase, “Wonder Twin power, activate!” said before Jayna transformed into any animal, while Zan turned into … the many shapes of water. While the characters became the butt of jokes and, in modern times, memes, DC has also attempted to update and scale up the characters, who have also appeared on episodes of Teen Titans Go!, Smallville and The Flash. No plot lines yet (LINK)
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Rapper Megan Thee Stallion is 27.
Musician Gary Clark, Jr. is 38.
Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, is 46.
The voice of Lois on Family Guy, Alex Borstein is 49.
Hockey legend Jaromír Jágr is 50.
Artist Shepard Fairey is 52.
Rapper Birdman is 53.
Shooter McGavin from Happy Gilmore, Christopher McDonald is 67.
The creator of the Simpsons, Matt Groening is 68.
Actress Jane Seymour is 71
Today’s birthday girl has been in 258 fine films, including:
- Action Sports Sex 9
- All Holes No Poles 12
- The Four Finger Club 9
- Intimate Affair with Gina Lynn
- Massive Asses 3
- Oil Overload 1
- Top Notch Bitches 1, 5, 6 & 7
- Welcome to Boobstown
- And who can forget her role in 2008’s Surrender the Booty 3
Gina Lynn is 48 years old
The Blues are up in Ottawa tonight to take on the Senators. The Blues are coming off a 5-1 win against the Blackhawks on Saturday. Puck drop tonight is scheduled for 6PM.
5 On Your Side sports director Frank Cusumano confirmed on Monday that St. Louis-based Centene Corporation will be named the stadium naming-rights sponsor for St. Louis City SC. St. Louis City SC is set to formally announce the news during a 10 a.m. news conference today. Centene is a St. Louis-based health insurance company that also has partnerships with the Blues and Cardinals, including the naming rights to the Blues’ practice facility in Maryland Heights. Centene also has a sponsorship deal in the MLS with Charlotte FC, where it houses another base of operations. St. Louis City SC named another St. Louis-based company, Purina, as its founding sponsor and kit sponsor in March of 2021.
Major League Baseball asked the MLB Players Association for the ability to eliminate ‘hundreds’ of minor league playing jobs in its latest proposal amid heated labor negotiations between the two sides. The league proposed to reduce the maximum number of minor league players on the Domestic Reserve List—the list which governs the number of minor leaguers a team can roster at any time—from 180 to “below 150” for the remainder of the collective bargaining agreement. On the proposal, MLB made clear that the number would remain at 180 for the 2022 season. While the league has no concrete plans to reduce the size of the list in 2023 and beyond, the commissioner‘s office wants the flexibility to do so. The MLB is expected to reject this proposal.
Former major league outfielder, Jeremy Giambi’s death has been ruled a suicide by the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner. Giambi, 47, was found dead in his mother’s home on Wednesday morning. The cause of death was listed as a gunshot wound to the chest. Giambi played parts of six seasons in the major leagues, including two playoff appearances with the Oakland Athletics. He and his older brother, Jason, were also portrayed in the 2011 movie Moneyball.
Novak Djokovic said he is willing to forgo the French Open and Wimbledon this year if vaccination against COVID-19 continues to be a requirement for participation. In an interview with the BBC, the Serbian tennis star confirmed that he has not yet had the vaccine, although he is “keeping [his] mind open.” But when asked specifically if he was prepared to skip the next two majors, Djokovic said, “Yes, that is the price that I’m willing to pay.” The 34-year-old is the defending champion of both the French Open and Wimbledon. The French Open begins May 22, while Wimbledon starts June 27.
Quarterback Kyler Murray broke his silence on social media on Monday after recent reports indicated that there was a rift growing between him and the Cardinals. The former No. 1 overall pick, didn’t flat-out dismiss the report that suggested he is frustrated with the franchise, but he did call the recent chatter about him “nonsense.” He said: “I play this game for the love of it, my teammates, everyone who has helped me get to this position that believed in me and to win championships. All of this nonsense is not what I‘m about, never has been, never will be. Anyone who has ever stepped between those lines with me knows how hard I go. Love me or hate me but I’m going to continue to grow and get better.” Murray threw for 3,787 yards and rushed for 423 yards in 14 games this past season, scoring 29 total touchdowns. He is under contract through at least next year with the Cardinals.After a two-year ban for violating the NBA/National Basketball Players Association anti-drug program, guard Tyreke Evans has been reinstated to play in the league.
Evans, 32, is eligible to begin negotiating with teams immediately and can sign a contract as soon as Friday at noon. Evans is the first player to be suspended and reinstated since Chris “Birdman” Andersen’s reinstatement in 2008. The NBA/NBPA drug policy calls for a player’s dismissal for two years if he tests positive for what’s considered a “drug of abuse.” Evans was the 2010 NBA Rookie of the Year with the Sacramento Kings, and he had stops with the New Orleans Pelicans, the Memphis Grizzlies and the Indiana Pacers. Evans was the fourth overall pick out of Memphis in the 2009 NBA draft.
Speaking of basketball – SLU lost to St Bonaventure yesterday 83-79 on the road. Their name game is against La Salle tomorrow at 7PM. Mizzou takes on Arkansas at 8PM. 12th ranked Illinois is on the road against Rutgers tomorrow at 6PM.
The U.S. only added one medal to their total yesterday. Skier Megan Nick took bronze in women’s aerials in her Olympic debut. Another one of our skiers, Ashley Caldwell, finished fourth. We’re still in third place in the medal standings with 16. Here’s the latest leaderboard we saw as of 2AM this morning.
- Norway: 22. . . 9 gold, 6 silver, 7 bronze.
- Russia: 18. . . 4 gold, 6 silver, 8 bronze.
- USA: 16. . . 7 gold, 6 silver, 3 bronze.
- Austria: 16. . . 6 gold, 6 silver, 4 bronze.
- Canada: 16 . . . 1 gold, 4 silver, 11 bronze