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A San Antonio man is being called a HERO because he figured out that you can MUTE those annoying ads that play on the pumps at gas stations.  (Full Story

A New App Lets You Charge People to Make Decisions for You – BBC

The New Social Media Trend Is Taking Pictures of Your Stomach Before and After You Eat – Buzzfeed

Clever or Crazy? A Woman Staged a Fake Wedding to Get Back at Her Ex – DailyMail

Budweiser Unveils New Red, White, & Blue Summer Cans & They’re BEAUTIFUL – WhiskeyRiff

Man Charged in NH Gender Reveal Explosion That Shook Several Towns – NBCBoston

Long work hours killing about 745,000 people annually, WHO study finds – WFLA

A Study Found We Might Be Able to Breathe Through Our Butt – JapanTimes

A Driver Hoards Gas, Gets in a High Speed Chase, and Catches Fire – TheState

Odor prompts emergency response at hotel; firefighters say guest was storing gas there – WBRZ

Four Tips from AAA on How to Increase Your Gas Mileage – AAA

CT man, Swiss man die on Mount Everest in year’s 1st fatalities – WTNH

Bob Garfield fired by New York Public Radio for allegedly violating anti-bullying policy – CNN

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Ariana Grande Got Married – People (link)

Police in LA are investigating rapper T.I. of sexual assault after a bunch of women came out.  In March, an attorney representing 11 alleged victims accused T.I. and his wife Tameka “Tiny” Harris of crimes including sexual abuse, forced ingestion of illegal narcotics, kidnapping, false imprisonment, intimidation, assault and harassment. The alleged incidents span 2005 to 2018. Through their lawyer they deny everything. In January, Sabrina Peterson alleged (link) T.I. put a gun to her head and she shared accusations from other women against the couple.  VH1 halted production on the fourth season of the reality show T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle. Hewas also dropped from the movie Ant-Man and the Wasp (link): Quantumania after appearing in the first two Ant-Man films. 

Chrissy Teigen has had her cookware collection dropped by Macy’s. Not sure how long this will last or if it will effect her career. Courtney Stodden did a video about and posted some old DM’s from Teigen back in 2011 telling her to kill herself etc…Teigen has posted a public apology to her saying she is ashamed of the person she used to be etc. She also said she reached out to Stodden privately to say sorry. Stodden says that’s BS she hasn’t and her apology is fake to save her income. Stodden was 16 at the time. And Teigen was 25. Stodden wants all of Teigens deals to go away.

Courtney Love is NOT a fan of the Pam and Tommy series on Hulu about the Pam and Tommy sex tape.  She believes the series is causing Anderson, who she calls a friend, “further complex trauma.” Her now-deleted Facebook rant that she posted on Friday, about her band Hole which is all females were recording in LA when the tape came out and everyone in the studio was watching it. She says she banned anyone from talking about it.  She also took a shot at Downton Abbey’a  Lily James, who plays Anderson in the series, with “Oh, and shame on Lily James whoever the f*** she is. #vile”

“Regrets are like farts, you can’t get them back.  Once they’re out, they’re stinky and gone.” A.  George Lucas B.  Sharon Stone C.  Jim Carrey D.  Meryl Streep E.  Nicolas Cage….ANSWER:  B.  SHARON STONE. . . once again claiming she was TRICKED into showing off her goods in “Basic Instinct”. In the same interview, Sharon supposedly claims there’s a “Triple-X” director’s cut of the movie coming out next year for its 30th anniversary.  Which makes no sense . . . since the most pornographic thing they shot for that movie has been IN THE MOVIE since it was first released.

Fall Out Boy and Fleetwood Mac’s Lindsey Buckingham will perform during American Idol’s season finale this Sunday. Lionel Richie, Chaka Khan, and Sheryl Crow will also perform. The American Idol finale airs on Sunday, May 23 at 8/7c on ABC. 

Remember those six strands of KURT COBAIN’s hair that hit the auction block?  They officially sold over the weekend . . . for $14,145.  They came from a haircut Kurt got in England in 1989, when NIRVANA was touring in support of their “Bleach” album. 

Miley Cyrus (link) has entered into an overall talent and development agreement with NBCUniversal (link) Television and Streaming. She will be involved in both scripted and un projects.  The first of which is Stand By You (link)a Pride concert special exclusively for Peacock. The one-hour special, filmed in Nashville, will feature Cyrus performing her hits and others’ classics. Under the deal, Cyrus will serve as producer, performer and host across network, cable, streaming and syndication programming.

Nine Inch Nails will headline Chicago’s Riot Fest this September 17th through the 19th.  Other headliners include Smashing Pumpkins and Run The Jewels.  Pixies, Coheed and Cambria, Devo, Taking Back Sunday and even Mike Patton pulling double duty with Faith No More and Mr. Bungle will perform.  Tickets go on sale next week at RiotFest.org. BTW My Chemical Romance IS going to headline Riot Fest…in  2022. If you want to transfer your 2021 tickets to see My Chemical Romance in 2022, you can do that at Riot Fest’s website, too. 

What’s the most disappointing series finale of all time?  Well, according to a survey of more than 1,500 people, it’s . . . “Lost”, with 27.3% of the vote. “Game of Thrones” was second with 25%, and “How I Met Your Mother” came in third, with 17%. Other vote-getters included “Sherlock”“Prison Break”, and “Dexter”.

The website Nameberry (link) . . . which is basically a baby name resource site . . . says that these are the most popular baby names inspired by celebrities: 

  1. Saoirse. . . inspired by Saoirse Ronan.  It started gaining popularity in 2016, the year Ronan was nominated for Best Actress for “Brooklyn”.  It’s been gaining ever since.  (FYI, it’s pronounced SIR-sha.) 
  1. Rosalia.  It’s been on the rise since Spanish pop star Rosalia performed at the 2020 “Grammys”. . . where she was also nominated for Best New Artist. 
  1. Archie.  Inspired by the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.  In 2020, it cracked the Top 500 boy names, and it currently ranks at #19 in England. 
  1. All those freakin’ Kardashian baby names.  Dream is up 120 spots since Rob Kardashianchose that name for his daughter . . . Saint shot up 158 points thanks to Kim . . . Kourtney’s son Reign, Khloe’s daughter Tru, and Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi also gave boosts to those names.  Although Tru got more popular for boys, not girls. 
  1. Kehlani.  This one skyrocketed to #168 on the list of girls’ names, thanks to the singer of the same name. 
  1. Banks.  It’s gotten more popular since Hilary Duff chose it for her daughter.  But it’s more popular for boys than girls. 
  1. Onyx.  This one shot up after Iggy Azalea gave it to her son last year.  But she might not have had anything to do with it.  Gemstone names have been on the rise lately. 
  1. Crew.  It’s one of the fastest-rising names since it was bestowed upon the fifth child of Chip and Joanna Gaines from the show “Fixer Upper”. 
  1. Ever since the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the names of all his daughters have risen in popularity.  In addition to Gianna, there’s Natalia, Bianka, and Capri.  The name Bryant also shot up on the list of boy names. 

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY

Singer/songwriter Jack Johnson is 46.

Tina Fey is 51.

Rob Base is 54.  Hip-Hop pioneer behind the 1988 masterpiece “It Takes Two”.

Mark Mothersbaugh from Devo is 61.

Enigma is 64.  Dude behind 1991’s Gregorian chant smash “Sadeness Part 1”.

Chow Yun-Fat is 66.  “Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon” superstar.  His role as pirate captain Sao Feng in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” was edited out in China because the government thought it “vilified and humiliated the Chinese.”

Country singer George Strait is 69.

Mr. October, Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson is 75.

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                         Kimmy Granger

Today’s birthday girl has been in 359 fine films including:

                   – Barefoot Confidential 91

                   – Blackmailing the Nanny

                   – Boffing the Babysitter 21

                   – My Face 2

                   – Naked Twister

                   – Yes… I Am A Dirty Lil’ Slut 2

                   – And who could forget her role in 2016’s Can I Touch It

Kimmy Granger is 26 years old.

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Last night the Blues opened up their series against the Avs in Colorado.  The Cavs scored first as they led 1-0 after 1.  Jordan Kyrou tied things up in the 2nd and that’s how it sat until the 3rd.  And then, THREE unanswered goals from the Avs gave Colorado the 4-1 win and the 1-0 series lead.   Jordan Binnington stopped 46 of 50 shots in the loss.  Game 2 is tomorrow night…puck drop is scheduled for 9:30PM.

The other two games last night saw the Bruins getting the 4-3 win in overtime against the Capitals.  That series is tied up at 1.  The Hurricanes also opened up against the Predators and picked up a big 5-2 win to lead that series 1-0.  Today the Flames and Canucks play a regular season game at 3PM.  I know.  Weird.  But tonight the Islanders and Penguins play game 2, the Lightning look to go up 2-0 in their series against the Panthers. And the Wild take on the Knights as Minnesota is up 1-0 in that series.

The Cardinals are back on the field tonight taking on the Pirates at Busch.  John Gant gets the start for the Cardinals.  First pitch is scheduled for 6:45PM.

So unfortunately it was made official yesterday.  Albert Pujols has signed a 1-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers.  Actually – he got into the lineup last night even.  Pujols batted 4 times and had 1 hit and an RBI.  Still got it.  Why didn’t he sign with the Cardinals?  Rumor has it…they never called.  Pujols said the clear communication was what ultimately drew him to picking the Dodgers. The deal was agreed upon on Saturday and official on Monday.

Gerrit Cole issued his first walk in more than a month Monday night, but he managed to set a big league record first. The Yankees’ ace set the major league record for most consecutive strikeouts without a walk, breaking a mark Corbin Burnes of the Milwaukee Brewers had set just last week. Burnes collected 58 Ks without a walk to start the season. Cole topped that mark when he struck out the side in the bottom of the first inning against the Texas Rangers on Monday night in Arlington, Texas, then added two more strikeouts later in the game before issuing his first walk since April 12 when Joey Gallo reached with one out in the third.

Mets outfielder Kevin Pillar left Monday’s game bloodied after being hit in the face with a pitch from  Braves reliever Jacob Webb. The Mets said after New York’s 3-1 win that Pillar left to go to the hospital and undergo a CT scan. The team will find out more about Pillar’s injury today. Meanwhile, Pillar tweeted that he was “doing fine.”

The NBA post season play-in games kick off tonight.  The Hornets take on the Pacers and the Wizards play the Celtics.  The West play-in games start tomorrow with the Spurs taking on the Grizzlies and the Warriors taking on the Lakers.