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A Disgruntled Employee Got Six Months for Releasing Rats at Work – LINK

Feds: Man used virus relief loan to buy $57,000 Pokemon card – LINK

A Drunk Driver Claimed His Four-Year-Old Son Was Behind the Wheel – LINK

A Drunk Driver Tried to Set Up His Ice Fishing Shack on an Unfrozen Lake – LINK

Tallahassee theater star accused of stealing nearly $77,000 from rental company – LINK

A Missing Hiker Didn’t Answer Their Phone, Because They Thought It Was a Scammer – LINK

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‘Ricky Bobby’ arrested after wild Oregon crime spree – News10

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Merriam-Webster Added Over 400 More Words, Including “Dad Bod,” “Amirite,” and “FTW” – LINK

Top Boston Doc Prepped ER Patient for Surgery, Then Fell Asleep in His Car – LINK

A Crypto Nut Turned $8,000 into $6 Billion, but Might Have Lost Their Password – LINK

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Series creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone not only signed a $900 million deal with ViacomCBS to produce 14 South Park films but agreed to keep the series running on Comedy Central through 2027.Paramount+ sats the first of 14 movies based on the South Park  premieres on November 25th. South Park: Post Covid will follow Eric, Stan, Kyle, and Kenny as they try to adjust to the “new normal” brought on by the COVID pandemic. 

The reviews for Marvel’s Eternals seemed to be mixed everywhere, including Rotten Tomatoes. Eternals has a current Rotten Tomatoes score of 63, making it the worst-reviewed MCU film on the site.  Prior to Eternals, Thor: The Dark World held the worst Rotten Tomatoes score for the MCU at 66. The top-three rated MCU films on Rotten Tomatoes are Black Panther with a score of 96 and Avengers: Endgame and Iron Man both with a score of 94. 

WILL FERRELL turned down the opportunity to do an “Elf” sequel, even though he was going to be paid $29 million . . . because the script was too similar to the original. Will said, quote, “I would have had to promote the movie from an honest place, which would’ve been, like, ‘Oh no, it’s not good . . . I just couldn’t turn down that much money.’ . . .”And I thought, ‘Can I actually say those words?  I don’t think I can . . . so I guess I can’t do the movie.” (LINK)

Is there a woman within the sound of my voice who’s NOT addicted to “The Great British Bake Off”?  Well, what if I told you that show could give you an EATING DISORDER? People on social media are taking aim at PRUE LEITH . . . the 84-year-old South African judge . . . for her habit of saying that really good desserts are, quote, “worth every calorie.” How is that bad?  Well, an executive at an eating disorder charity says, quote, “Mentions of calories can be triggering to people with or vulnerable to an eating disorder. “We know from the people we support that equating food with ‘good’ or ‘bad’ moral connotations can lead to feelings of guilt and shame, and can even encourage eating disorder behaviors.   “So, talk of food being ‘worth the calories’ is very unhelpful.” 

METALLICA was so dysfunctional at one point that they made a whole-ass movie about how much they hated each other.  But now, they’re ready to teach you what they’ve learned in a new master class called, “Being a Band.” The class entails 15 video lessons, for a total of 2 hours and 45 minutes.  Metallica will go over topics like forming a band and how to communicate with different egos, and writing songs.  They’ll even break down some of their songs, too. JAMES HETFIELD said, quote, “We have sustained our bond for more than 40 years because we’ve learned a lot about each other and ourselves over time . . .”In our class we not only teach MasterClass members how we write songs and find inspiration for our music, but how the experiences we’ve had together have contributed to successful creative collaboration.” For more information on the class or to sign up, head over to MasterClass.com.  The site also offers other classes led by TOM MORELLO, ST. VINCENT, and CARLOS SANTANA.  (A membership starts at $15 a month.) (SPORTS)

After 14 years of business, celebrity tattooer Kat Von D is closing up High Voltage, her West Hollywood tattoo shop. She said she had no reason to be out wewst unless her band was playing. “High Voltage, the setting for Von D’s TLC reality show LA Ink from 2007 to 2011, will close its doors on December 1st. 

52 year old Matthew Perry who was Chandler on Friends is getting paid to do a memoir. It will cover his addiction btw. Flatiron Books paid him a mid seven figure range to actually avoid a possible bidding war. He first went into rehab in 1997 and then again in 2001 (LINK). He even admitted to not remembering filming multiple seasons of “Friends” due to his drug use. He has said that a jet ski accident precipitated his addiction, leaving him dependent on painkillers. “It wasn’t my intention to have a problem with it. But from the start, I liked how it made me feel, and I wanted to get more,”  The untitled memoir will be published in fall 2022. 

Call me crazy but just because everything looks cool in a band maybe things aren’t.  Dave Grohl said he once heard Kurt Cobain talking about kicking him out of the band with  bassist Krist Novoselic while on a flight just before the In Utero Tour in ’93. He says he heard Cobain say they needed a drummer who’s more rudimental along the lines of Dan Peters who is the guy they almost hired. He confronted Cobain about it and was told all is good.  It is all in  the biography This Is a Call: The Life and Times of Dave Grohl. Apparently his agaent kept him from quitting the band. 

Raise your hand if you would go see a hologram Chester Bennington on stage with the rest of Linkin Park. Would Linkin Park ever consider using a Chester Bennington hologram on tour? No, never.  In fact, Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda told the Tuna on Toast podcast “Negative a million percent” would the band ever bring out a hologram of Bennington, adding “I hate the idea of doing a Linkin Park hologram thing. It’s awful.” While the members of Linkin Park haven’t been on stage together since the all-star tribute to Bennington in 2017, Shinoda has released solo music and toured. 

TOM HANKS loves crashing weddings . . . and he did it again last weekend when he saw two people getting hitched on the beach in Santa Monica. After the ceremony was over, Tom came over and asked if he could take a picture with the happy couple.  He saw a woman in a wedding dress, so he asked, “Is the groom around?” He was quickly informed that this was a SAME-SEX wedding . . . and the “groom” was a woman who was standing right there, wearing a suit and tie (LINK)

The People’s Choice Awards Announces its Nominees. Its coming up on December 7th at 9 pm on NBC and E!

The Movie of 2021: 

  • Black Widow
  • Coming 2 America
  • F9: The Fast Saga
  • Dune
  • No Time To Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • The Tomorrow War
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage

 Comedy Movie of 2021

  • Coming 2 America
  • Free Guy
  • He’s All That
  • Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard
  • Jungle Cruise
  • Space Jam: A New Legacy
  • Thunder Force
  • Vacation Friends 

Action Movie of 2021

  • Black Widow
  • F9: The Fast Saga
  • Godzilla vs. Kong
  • No Time To Die
  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings
  • The Suicide Squad
  • The Tomorrow War
  • Venom: Let There Be Carnage 

TV Show of 2021

  • Cobra Kai
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
  • Loki
  • Saturday Night Live
  • The Bachelor
  • This Is Us
  • WandaVision 

To see every nominee in over 40 categories and to submit your votes for The People’s Choice Awards, visit VotePCA.com.

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This was everywhere yesterday but it looks like Los Angeles Rams owner Stan Kroenke is trying to back away from his promise to cover tens of millions of dollars in legal expenses related to his team’s 2016 departure from St. Louis, a revelation that angered many NFL owners when they learned of it Tuesday. The Rams and other owners are embroiled in a fierce, four-year lawsuit from the St. Louis Regional Convention and Sports Complex Authority, which argues that the league broke its own relocation guidelines, misled the public on its plans to leave the city and cost the city millions in revenue. The league has lost many of its motions and was denied a hearing in the U.S. Supreme Court. The case has entangled all 32 teams and cost millions in legal fees, which to this point have been mostly covered by Kroenke under an indemnification agreement he signed as part of the relocation. For some teams, the bills have run to eight figures. Although Kroenke has been in discussions with the league for some time over the scope of the indemnification agreement, owners first learned of a shift in his position several hours into Tuesday’s meeting at the InterContinental New York Barclay hotel. Sources told ESPN that executives for each team were asked to leave the room; only owners, representatives for teams that didn’t send owners and senior league executives remained. A lengthy update on the lawsuit was delivered, including the league’s latest argument that the trial set for January should be moved out of St. Louis in order to get an impartial jury. Sources told ESPN that Kroenke then stood and told the room that he has invested in the league and done everything that the league has asked him to do. He apologized for the ongoing lawsuit but argued that it wasn’t his fault. Kroenke took a few questions from the room. Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, a fierce Kroenke advocate who championed the relocation and helped push it over the finish line during a contentious vote in January 2016, told the room that Kroenke had done a lot for the league.

Then, in an unusual move, Goodell asked Kroenke to leave the room, sources told ESPN. He did.
That’s when Pash told the room that the league was notified by Kroenke’s attorneys that Kroenke is challenging the indemnification agreement that all three teams involved in the L.A. derby in 2016 — the Rams, Chargers and Raiders. Sources said the room seemed stunned by Pash’s update on Kroenke’s view of the indemnification agreement.

There were only one or two people on his side trying to defend the guy while he was out of the room apparently. Jerry Jones and maybe one or two more. Sounds pretty insane and The St. Louis lawsuit, currently in discovery phase, is due for trial on Jan. 10 — weeks before Kroenke’s SoFi Stadium hosts the Super Bowl.
How about Giants owner John Mara reportedly saying the league never would have approved the Rams’ move to Los Angeles if Kroenke did not sign a full indemnification agreement? Kind of makes it seem like owners knew the move could come back to bite someone, doesn’t it? (LINK)

How much do you think the NFL commissioner makes? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made a total of nearly $128 million via a combination of salary, bonuses and other benefits over the past two fiscal years, The New York Times reported Thursday night. the Times reported that Goodell’s significant pay during fiscal
years 2019-20 and 2020-21 was about 90% based on bonuses and due to the work he led in helping iron out a new labor deal and a massive media rights package. In March of this year, the league announced a new set of national television deals, keeping games on ESPN/ABC, Fox, CBS, NBC, Amazon and NFL Network through the 2033 season for reportedly more than $100 billion (LINK)

For the first time since that blockbuster trade of July 1, 2018, there was no No. 90 on the ice for the Blues on Thursday. After 253 consecutive regular-season and postseason games, captain Ryan O’Reilly missed his first game as a Blue. He was missed.
The Blues were outshot 42-18, and on a night when goalie Jordan Binnington wasn’t his sharpest, fell 4-3 to the Colorado Avalanche
Their franchise-record winning streak to open a season now over, the Blues fell to 5-1-0. The Avalanche, heavily favored to win the Central Division, are 3-4-0 in what has been a sluggish start to their season.

All the focus was on who the Green Bay Packers didn’t have on Thursday night at the Arizona Cardinals: no Davante Adams, no Allen Lazard, no Marquez Valdes-Scantling.

No chance, right? Wrong. And it was enough for a 24-21 victory that handed the Cardinals their first loss of the season and left the NFL without an unbeaten team. Both teams walked out with 7-1 records. And the guy who clinched it for the Packers wasn’t even on their team until 22 days ago. Cornerback Rasul Douglas, who was on the roster because of injuries to Alexander and Kevin King, picked off a Kyler Murray pass in the end zone on a throw from the Packers’ 5-yard line (LINK)

Joel Quenneville resigned Thursday as head coach of the Florida Panthers following a meeting with NHL commissioner Gary Bettman about his involvement in the Chicago Blackhawks’ sexual abuse case. Assistant coach Andrew Brunette will take over on an interim basis, an NHL source told ESPN.
Quenneville was in his third year as head coach of the Panthers, who are off to a 7-0-0 start. He resigns with two additional years and more than $15 million left on his contract. Bettman said in a statement that the NHL agrees with Quenneville’s decision to resign.
Quenneville joins Bowman and Blackhawks senior director of hockey administration Al MacIsaac in stepping aside for their roles in the sexual abuse case. The Blackhawks were also fined $2 million (LINK)

Baseball claims the title of Americans’ third most popular sport, after football and basketball. While the sport naturally suffered last year during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, fans have been filling the stands once again this year.

Fans are willing to pay top dollar to see a game, too, especially during the highly anticipated World Series that kicks off every October. Of course, tickets are kinder to the wallet during the regular season. But to see Game 1 of the 117th World Series on Oct. 26, for instance, the cheapest seat at Minute Maid Park in Houston would cost $707, according to TicketIQ. For a ticket at Truist Park, the damage would range from a starting price of $1,489 all the way to a whopping $6,447, as of Oct. 25.
But it’s more fun, not to mention cheaper, to love on baseball in certain parts of America, so which cities would fans consider a home run? WalletHub crunched the numbers to find out, comparing 332 of the largest U.S. cities with at least one professional or college baseball team, grouped by division. In each city, we looked at 31 key indicators of baseball fan-friendliness. They range from performance level of team(s) to average ticket price per game to stadium accessibility. So what are the best baseball cities? (FULL LIST)

1 New York, NY 57.42 1 61 45
2 Los Angeles, CA 52.21 3 120 4
3 St. Louis, MO 49.29 2 120 229
4 Atlanta, GA 46.64 4 108 195
5 Boston, MA 43.54 5 120 208
6 Chicago, IL 43.1 6 120 227
7 Minneapolis, MN 41.39 11 120 122
8 Oakland, CA 40.43 7 120 258
9 Cleveland, OH 40.34 9 120 258
10 San Francisco, CA 40.07 10 120 231
11 Cincinnati, OH 39.41 8 120 233
12 Philadelphia, PA 36.31 15 120 163
13 Pittsburgh, PA 35.67 12 120 238
14 St. Petersburg, FL 35.4 13 120 258
15 Houston, TX 34.51 17 120 78
16 Milwaukee, WI 34.5 14 120 245
17 Arlington, TX 33.9 16 120 220
18 San Diego, CA 33.54 22 120 35
19 Kansas City, MO 31.16 18 120 258
20 Denver, CO 30.64 19 120 258
21 Baltimore, MD 30.63 21 120 234
22 Detroit, MI 30.6 20 120 258
23 Seattle, WA 30.52 23 120 199
24 Washington, DC 29.58 24 120 223
25 Phoenix, AZ 29.41 25 120 219
26 Oxford, MS 25.68 27 120 1
27 Clemson, SC 25.54 27 120 2
28 Miami, FL 24.84 26 120 241
29 Starkville, MS 23.11 27 120 3
30 Durham, NC 23.01 27 9 71