Smashing Pumpkins Set ‘Gish’ 30th-Anniversary Livestream – RollingStone
Man who didn’t want girlfriend moving in with him burned his trailer, prosecutors say – KSL
Police: Controversial sign posted at St. Charles County restaurant drive-thru deemed a prank – KMOV
Popeyes launching new Blackened Chicken Sandwich in select markets, report says – KNOE
Here Are the Top Foods We Want to See at a Memorial Day Barbecue – YouGov
Here’s How People in Each State Like Their Steak Cooked – Zippia
Is Eating Too Much Hummus Bad for You? – FoxNews
Feel Like Your Three-Day Weekend Will Never Arrive? A Study Found It’s Common – OSU
There Might Be a Fireworks Shortage This Summer – CBSLocal
Candy Companies Are Fighting Back Against Cannabis-Infused Knockoffs – FoodAndWine
Can You Drink Alcohol After Getting the COVID Vaccine? Here’s What an Expert Says – NBCChicago
Scientists Figured Out Why the Sound of People Eating Annoys Us So Much – TheHill
A McDonald’s in the US is so desperate for staff that it’s giving away iPhones to new recruits – BizInsider
Former child actor KEVIN CLARK died Tuesday night when he was hit by a car while bicycling in Chicago. He was only 32 years old. Kevin played the drummer “Spazzy McGee” in “School of Rock”. It was his only acting credit.
Eric Carle, amazing children’s author and illustrator whose classic The Very Hungry Caterpillar has died at age 91. The family’s announcement was issued by Penguin Young Readers. Through books like Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, Do You Want to Be My Friend? and From Head to Toe, Carle introduced universal themes in simple words and bright colors. The Very Hungry Caterpillar, published in 1969, its story of the metamorphosis of a green and red caterpillar to a proudly multi-colored butterfly. Politicians like would read the book to children on the campaign trail. The American Academy of Pediatrics sent more than 17,000 pediatricians special copies of the book. Carle wrote and-or illustrated more than 75 books.
John Davis, one of the real voices behind infamous music group Milli Vanilli, has died of coronavirus. He was 66. His daughter posted on the 24th. Milli Vanilli, with Rob Pilatus and Fabrice Morvan, was created by music producer Frank Farian. Their debut album, titled “All Or Nothing” released in Europe in 1988 and was repackaged as “Girl You Know It’s True” in 1989 in the U.S. selling 11 million copies. Popular tracks included “Girl You Know It’s True,” “Blame It On The Rain” and “Babe Don’t Forget My Number.” The album won a Grammy for best new artist in 1990. (The Milli Vanilli dream soon soured when it emerged that Pilatus and Morvan didn’t actually sing the songs on the album, and the real singers were, in fact, Davis and others, who were credited as backing singers. The ensuing scandal led to Milli Vanilli having to return the Grammy.) “The Moment of Truth” was meant to be the second Milli Vanilli album, but the scandal led Farian to repackage the group as The Real Milli Vanilli, with Davis, fellow original Milli Vanilli singer Brad Howell and band members on the cover. The album released in Brazil, Europe, Asia and New Zealand and reached the top 20 in Germany in 1991. One of the singles from the album, “Keep on Running,” climbed to 4th position in the German charts
KIM KARDASHIAN’s long journey from porn star to attorney hit a snag recently, when she failed the “baby bar” exam. In California, you don’t have to go to law school to become a lawyer. Instead, she’s doing a four-year apprenticeship with a law firm, and she plans to take the actual bar in 2022. But if you take that route, you have to pass the baby bar after year one. Kim needed a 560 to pass, but she only got a 474.
This week is not ending well for ANGELINA JOLIE. BRAD PITT was just granted joint legal and physical custody of their five underage kids: Pax, Zahara, Shiloh, Knox, and Vivienne. Maddox is 19, so he can do what he wants. Which is a good thing, since he pretty much hates Brad. Last we heard, anyway. Angelina will continue to fight it, because she wants sole custody with Brad getting SUPERVISED visits. But she failed to convince the judge that Brad is an unfit parent thanks to several witnesses who testified on his behalf . . . including child services professionals.
Here’s AKON’s 911 call after his car was stolen while he was pumping gas.
Aaron Taylor-Johnson who’s credits include “Bullet Train” alongside Brad Pitt, Christopher Nolan’s “Tenet,” “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” “Godzilla,” Oliver Stone’s “Savages,” can now add Kraven the Hunter in Sony’s Marvel film “Kraven the Hunter.” Full name? Sergei Kravinoff. (Kravinoff began his career using the typical tools of the hunter but over time he developed a preference to take down large animals with his bare hands. After meeting a Voodoo witch doctor named Calypso, Kravinoff took a herbal potion which enhanced his physical powers give him the strength, speed and senses to match a jungle cat. The potion also extended his life keeping his health and vitality for years to come.) “Kraven the Hunter” will be released on Jan. 13, 2023.
Danny McBride is developing an animated series based on 80s Garbage Pail Kids trading cards. He will serve as co-creator and writer for the series, which will premiere on HBO Max. Garbage Pail Kids were so controversial back in the day that an animated series was created in 1987 but never aired because of complaints from parents. McBride’s Garbage Pail Kids cartoon, however, will reportedly be “family-friendly and for all ages.”
Yesterday the news broke that “The Kelly Clarkson Show” will take over the daytime time slot “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” is leaving behind. Ellen announced earlier this month that her talk show will be coming to an end in 2022.
A musician turned his cat’s warbling into a song. He added a drumbeat, synthesizer, and his own lyrics.
“Friends: The Reunion” begins streaming today on HBO Max. You know the theme song well but here it is in many different musical genres. From video game, to death metal, to a cappella, to hip-hop, to bluegrass, and more.
What band did the REAL theme? The Rembrandts.
“Friends” ran for how many seasons? 10. September 22, 1994 to May 6, 2004. 236 episodes.
Out of the 10 seasons, how many were in the Top 10 of the ratings? All ten. Season 1 was the lowest, #8 for the year.)
What major change did “Friends” go through in 2012, making it different from how it was originally seen in the ’90s?
In 2012, all episodes were digitally remastered from the 35mm film, making them compatible to fit into widescreen televisions.
What “Friends” hairstyle became popular worldwide? “The Rachel”
Who got the only spin-off series after “Friends” concluded in 2004, even getting the same time slot?
Matt LeBlanc in “Joey”. It only lasted two seasons. (Hey, it worked for “Frasier”.)
Over the 10 years Friends ran it was huge in the ratings so NBC very wisely put new shows on after Friends and before Seinfeld. It didn’t normally work believe it or not. So I found a list of show that failed even though it was in a sweet spot for maximum exposure.
- “The Single Guy”
Ernest Borgnine played Jonathan Silverman’s doorman. Lasted 2 seasons over 1995-1997.
- “Rhythm ‘n Blues”
The premise was that a white radio DJ goes to work at a black radio station. Lasted only 5 episodes in the fall of ’92.
Michael Chiklis starred as a single dad. Only 9 episodes aired in 2000.
- “Hope & Gloria”
- “Boston Common”
Anthony Clark played a southerner who moves to Boston and works at a college. It only lasted one season on Thursday nights, then moved to Sundays, where it was canceled after the second season.
- “Curse/The Weber Show”
This show was so bad that they actually changed the name halfway through the season to try to fix it. Lasted one season in 2000. Fun fact: the theme song was written by Liz Phair.
- “Union Square”
This series about a playwright and her friends who hang out in a New York City cafe lasted only one season in 1997.
- “Inside Schwartz”
The premise here was that a team of sportscasters are narrating Brekin Meyers’s dating life. Lasted one season.
- “Four Kings”
Seth Green starred as one of a group of friends living in New York (sensing a theme?). Only 6 episodes aired in 2006.
Christina Applegate starred as a single mother who worked in her father’s German themed restaurants. It only lasted 2 seasons from 1998-2000.
- “Leap of Faith”
This Sex and the City knockoff (but weirdly with Ken Marino as the Charlotte character) only aired 6 episodes in 2001
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY
Jamie Oliver is 46. De-chubbifying America, one meaty child at a time.
Joseph Fiennes is 51. He’s Commander Waterford on Hulu’s “The Handmaid’s Tale“ . . . Monsignor Howard on “American Horror Story: Asylum” . . . and Will Shakespeare in “Shakespeare In Love”. He’s Ralph Fiennes’ brother.
Todd Bridges is 56. “Diff’rent Strokes” superstar.
Adam Carolla is 57. “I had a buddy who performed with his mouth on a hooker. That’s like getting a rental car detailed.”
Eric Bischoff is 66. The only man ever to scare Vince McMahon. In the late ’90s he took over World Championship Wrestling and made it more successful than Vince’s WWF. At least for a few years . . . until Vince put WCW out of business.
Henry Kissinger is 98. Former Secretary of State under Nixon and Ford.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 69 fine films including:
• Confessions of a Milf Nympho
• Street Walkers Volume 3
• Come To Momma Volume 1
• Breast Sellers Volume 5
• Milf Shakes
• And who could forget…her role in…This Is Your Mom…Having Sex ….In A Porno Movie.
Bailey O’Dare is 47 years old.
The Cardinals and White Sox played the finale last night as Tommy Edman pretty much took care of the offense. He hit two homers on the way to the Cards 4-0 win. Tonight the Cards are in Arizona against the Diamondbacks. First pitch is scheduled for 8:40PM and Carlos Martinez gets the start.
Cards manager Mike Shildt was ejected during Wednesday’s game, and he had plenty to say about the issue after the game. The trouble started in the seventh inning, when umpire Joe West instructed Cardinals pitcher Giovanny Gallegos to switch his hat because of a foreign substance on it. Shildt came to the mound to argue, and was tossed. Following the game, Shildt took issue not with his ejection, but with baseball’s inconsistent policing of what he views as the game’s “dirty little secret.” “There are people that are effectively—and not even trying to hide it—essentially flipping the bird at the league, with how they’re cheating in this game with concocted substances. You want to police some sunscreen and rosin? Go ahead,” Shildt said. “Get every single person in this league. … Why don’t you start with the guys that are cheating with some stuff that’s really impacting the game?” West said Shildt was ejected for his use of profanity, which Shildt took no issue with. In a statement after his post-game comments, Shildt re-iterated that the burden of policing baseball’s foreign substance usage should fall on the league, not the umpires.
Over in the NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs – the Lightning have eliminated the Panthers as they win their series 4-2. The Wild beat the Knights to force a Game 7. And the Islanders beat the Penguins to win their series 4-2. Tonight we have the Leafs attempting to knock out the Canadiens. In the late game, the Hurricanes can advance with a win over the Predators.
Last night in the NBA, the 76ers went up 2-0 against the Wizards…the Knicks won their first playoff game since 2013 and tied up the series against the Hawks. And the Jazz picked up the win and tied things up against the Grizzlies. Tonight, game 3 of the Bucks vs. Heat…the Suns and Lakers also play game 3 and the late game has Portland taking on Denver.
It’s time for round two of Capitol One’s “The Match,” with a couple of pro golfers and veteran quarterback’s playing against each other. Last year, we saw Phil Mickelson and Charles Barkley destroy Payton Manning and Steph Curry. This year, there’s something even better in store. Fresh off his victory at the PGA Championship, Phil Mickelson is teaming up with Tom Brady. The two GOATS are taking on Bryson DeChambeau and Aaron Rodgers. We can hear all the smack taking already! It’s all for a great cause. All the winnings will go to charity. “The Match” is going down at The Reserve at Moonlight Basin in Big Sky, Montana on July 6th. The guys wasted no time taunting each other on social media.
Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones’s interview with Shannon Sharpe of FOX Sports’ Undisputed on Monday has reportedly caused concern for the network’s relationship with the NFL. Sharpe, who called Jones live on air on Monday, asked the seven-time Pro Bowler if he wanted to stay in Atlanta next season and where he wanted to play. “I’m out of there,” Jones told Sharpe. “I ain’t going to Dallas, man. I never thought about going to them.” It was not clear if Jones knew he was live on air with Sharpe along with co-host Skip Bayless. The Falcons had no advance knowledge or input into the interview. The franchise, however, failed to respond to the incident on Tuesday. Jones’s representatives, reached out to FOX about the situation saying that it has become a “huge deal.” FOX recently agreed to pay more than $2 billion a year for 11 seasons to keep its Sunday afternoon NFL TV package. As an NFL TV partner, this could potentially limit FOX in getting access with the Falcons, access with other teams as well as missing out on premier game matchups. The Falcons could seek an on-air apology.
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager told Mike Tyson last week that the retired UFC fighter turned down $100 million to fight boxer Floyd Mayweather! The manager said QUOTE: “You can ask Floyd, you can ask everybody, and Khabib said, ‘No, I’m retired.” So, why would the former UFC star turn down an insane amount of money for one fight? According to his manager, Khabib said “I told my mother I’m retired. I’m gonna keep my word to my mother. If my mother told me to fight again, maybe I will, but right now she told me not to fight.” His manager said that Khabib comes from a Muslim culture. They respect their mothers very dearly. They can’t go to heaven without our mother’s permission.”
Zinedine Zidane has decided to resign as Real Madrid coach. The decision was made on Wednesday morning after Zidane had asked the club for a few days to consider his future. Real won their final game of the La Liga season on Saturday, but that wasn’t enough to overtake rivals Atletico Madrid. Speaking after that match, Zidane said he was “p—ed off” at failing to retain the title and would hold talks with the club “in the next few days” to determine the way forward. ESPN reported last week that Real wanted Zidane to see out his contract until 2022 but were already making plans for his departure.