The Safest and Least Safe U.S. Cities in 2021 – LINK
Mini golf with nightclub vibes coming to City Foundry STL – KSDK
Police officer killed in the line of duty while investigating stolen car at Illinois gas station – LIVE
Cannabis candy? Warnings issued ahead of Halloween – LINK
Hertz Order for 100,000 EVs Sends Tesla Value to $1 Trillion – LINK
Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin wants to build a tourism space station nearly as big as the ISS – LINK
Annual cigarette sales increased for first time in 20 years, FTC data shows – LINK
58% of Employees Avoid Calling Out of Work Because They’re Scared of Their Boss? – LINK
I feel like the mash food and band names was just an ok list so im back with more.
No Trout, Bean Day, Fine Young Cantaloupe, The Peach Boys, Buns n Roses, LMFAOkra, Wings of Leon, Bread Sheeran, Miley Citrus, Velveeta Underground, Lil’ Kimchi, David Lee Broth, John Mayo, Ice Cube Tray, Eddie Honey, Coldplate, Fries against, Oreo Speedwagon, Pickleback, and finally friend of the show but sounds more like a Freak of the Week candidate…Garth Cooks
Buy the way add PAUL MCCARTNEY to the I’m not doing autograph’s list. INSTEAD, he said, quote, “Let’s chat, let’s exchange stories.” He’s also done with selfies, too. Quote, “What you’ve usually got is a ropey photo with a poor backdrop and me looking a bit miserable.” So, now there’s basically ZERO chance to get a fresh autograph from a living BEATLE. Back in 2008, RINGO STARR declared he was done signing autographs. He said he was tired of seeing people use them to make money. He WILL still sign things for charity, though.
The person in charge of guns on set of Rust, 24-year-old Hannah Gutierrez-Reed was the armorer for another Western, called “The Old Way”. And Stu Brumbaugh, who worked as a key grip on that film, says several people complained about her. And this was just a few months ago. One time, she fired a gun without telling anyone on the set for the second time in three days, and Nicolas Cage screamed, quote, “Make an announcement! You just blew my [effing] eardrums out!” Then he walked off the set in a rage. Brumbaugh felt Gutierrez-Reed was too young and inexperienced for the job, and that she put people in danger numerous times. By the way, “The Old Way” was just her first film, so “Rust” was only her second. Brumbaugh says, quote, “Producers refuse to bring more experienced people because their rates are higher . . . So they hire a newbie who is energetic and wants the job and will do it with less people.”
Three years after Mac Miller’s death by overdose, one of the drug dealers has been pled guilty. Stephen Walter was accused of indirectly selling Miller fentanyl-laced pills. As a part of a plea deal, Walter was found guilty of one count of distribution of fentanyl. The maximum punishment is 20 years in jail, lifetime supervision, and a $1 million fine. Walter supplied the pills to Miller’s dealer, Cameron James Pettit. Pettit then sold the drugs to Miller. Pettit and another defendant, Ryan Michael Reavis, will face charges as their trial begins in November.
KEANU REEVES is STILL one of the coolest celebrities ever. He gave his four-man stunt crew Rolex watches to celebrate finishing “John Wick 4” in Paris. Each watch has an etching on the back that says “The John Wick Five,” with the stuntman’s name and “Thank you, Keanu, JW4 2021.” (Keanu is obviously included in the five.) One of the stuntmen called it, quote, “[the] best wrap gift ever” and another said, quote, “Got that new new thank you bro KR.” (LINK)
BILL MURRAY is the last actor you’d expect to see in a Marvel movie, but he pretty much confirmed he’s in the new “Ant-Man” movie, “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania”. What brought him to the project, apparently, was meeting director Peyton Reed, whom he found, quote, “funny, humble, [and] everything you want from a director.” He also admires some of Peyton’s past work, including the cheerleader movie “Bring It On”, which he calls, quote, “a damn good” film. Unfortunately, this might be Bill’s first AND LAST Marvel movie. He says, quote, “Now I’ve at least tried out what it’s like to shoot a Marvel movie, but I don’t think I need that experience a second time.” (LINK)
ZENDAYA fans are up in arms because their favorite actress is only in “Dune” for about SEVEN MINUTES. Especially since the trailers make her look like a major player in the story. One person Tweeted, quote, “Tired of seeing Zendaya paraded for press and not given the time and material she deserves.” Another said, quote, “Now see, all the Dune fans coming out like ‘Well if you had read the book you’d know her character isn’t . . .’ I don’t want to read the book I want to see Zendaya.” (Which is not exactly the flex this person thinks it is.) Of course there’s still time for Zendaya to shine. This was only Part 1 of a TRILOGY . . . and Part 2 is scheduled for October of 2023 (LINK)
Warner Bros. is going to make their own video game that’s inspired by Super Smash Brothers . . . and it could potentially let you pit Shaggy from “Scooby Doo” against Batman. The working title for the game is “Multiversus” . . . but not many details are known. It’s allegedly being made on a tight budget and has already been tested with some fans. But it’s worth mentioning that Warner Bros. has yet to make a formal announcement. It sure reminds us though how many characters the studio has at their disposal, like Gandalf from “Lord of the Rings” and also “Tom and Jerry” (LINK)
2 stars from Schitt’s Creek, Dan and Eugene Levy were in NY recently promoting a new book…Dan posted…A quick 24 hours in NYC to launch the book with Euge. So nice seeing everyone last night at @beacontheatre! Last night’s event resulted in 2780 books sold through @thelitbar – a Bronx-based independent bookshop/wine bar! While you can buy the book everywhere today, I encourage you to shop local.
The dysfunctional family feud that is HBO’s Succession will be back for another year. HBO programming’s executive vice president, Francesca Orsi, announced the season four renewal of the show on Tuesday. Fans are currently consuming the third season of the dramedy Sunday nights and on HBO Max.
BRITNEY SPEARS isn’t ready to forgive and forget. In a new post she says, quote, “This message is to my family . . . for hurting me deeper than you’ll ever know!!! I know the conservatorship is about to be over but I still want justice!!!” Oh, and her boyfriend just booked (LINK) a movie with Mel Gibson, so there’s that.
As you probably know, Spencer Elden . . . the guy on the cover of NIRVANA’s “Nevermind” album . . . recently filed a lawsuit claiming he was sexually exploited, and calling the photo child pornography. Well, DAVE GROHL isn’t really feeling that. Asked about it in a new interview, he said, quote, “I don’t know that I can speak on it because I haven’t spent too much time thinking about it. “I feel the same way most people do in that I have to disagree. That’s all I’ll say.”But he did make one last point . . . quote, “Listen, he’s got a ‘Nevermind’ tattoo. I don’t.” (LINK)
The Blues are off until tomorrow but we are going to see yet another Blue miss out on some action. This time it’s the captain. Ryan O’Reilly has been added to the COVID list and he joins Brandon Saad who has been placed on the list last week. Because of the moves, Dakota Joshua has been called up from the AHL. The Blues take on the Avalanche on Thursday at 7PM.
Chicago Blackhawks president of hockey operations Stan Bowman has resigned after investigators released their findings on how the team handled sexual assault allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich during the 2010 Stanley Cup run. Senior director of hockey administration Al MacIsaac is also out, meaning there are no Blackhawks executives involved with the 2010 team remaining with the organization.
The league also said it was fining the team $2 million for the “organization’s inadequate internal procedures and insufficient and untimely response in the handling of matters related to former video coach Brad Aldrich’s employment with the Club and ultimate departure in 2010.” Half of the fine will be set aside for local organizations that support survivors of sexual and other forms of abuse. According to a lawsuit filed in May 2021 by an unidentified former Blackhawks player, “John Doe,” Aldrich sexually assaulted him and another player during the 2010 Stanley Cup playoff run. The actual details of the assault are pretty gnarly and you can look them up if you want.
The Braves got a little bit of good news/bad news last night. First, the good news – they held off the Astros late attempt at a comeback and picked up the Game 1 win on the road 6-2. The bad news, they lost their #1 starter in Charlie Morton. He took a one-hopper right off the leg but said he was all good. He ran out to the mound for the 3rd. 6 pitches later his season was over. He has a fractured right fibula and that’s all she wrote. The game – was a long one. Over 4 hours long and a game that included 11 pitching changes. It was pretty brutal. Game 2 is today at 7PM.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doubled down yesterday on the league’s decision not to make public the results of its investigation into the workplace culture at the Washington Football Team, saying the anonymity of the people who cooperated with the investigation was too high a priority to allow the league to do so. The investigation has come under fire again in recent weeks after some of the emails unearthed in the process became public, resulting in the resignation of Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden. In those emails, Gruden used racist, anti-gay and misogynistic language that the league has denounced. Calls to release more of the emails have been rejected. Two members of the House oversight committee wrote the league last week saying they were seeking more information on the investigation into workplace misconduct with the Washington Football Team.
United States women’s national team legend Carli Lloyd signed off on her international career in emphatic style on Tuesday night at Allianz Field in St. Paul, Minnesota, with a 6-0 win over South Korea. Lloyd, who memorably scored three goals in the opening 16 minutes of the U.S. victory in the 2015 Women’s World Cup final, is hanging up the boots after a decorated career that includes two World Cup titles and a pair of Olympic gold medals. Lloyd, 39, ranks second in the world for most-ever international appearances after having played in 315 career games. She has scored 134 goals with the U.S., third most in the history of the women’s team.
In a year when Shohei Ohtani made history seemingly every night, Game 1 of the World Series provided another opportunity to commemorate his greatness. Ohtani’s Angels fell far short of making it to the Series, but Ohtani was in Houston on Tuesday to receive the Commissioner’s Historic Achievement Award, marking just the 16th time the award has been given out. Ohtani became the first regular two-way star in over a century, hitting 46 home runs with 100 RBIs and 26 stolen bases to go along with a 9-2 record on the mound with a 3.18 ERA and 156 strikeouts. The award was established in 1998 by then-commissioner Bud Selig, who bestowed it 15 times since its inception, though not necessarily every year. Tuesday marks the first time Manfred has given the award to somebody since he took over the job in 2015.
Here are the others who have won the award. I’ll tell you the year and the “reason” they got the award and you tell me who it is….
1998: Cal Ripken Jr because of the “Iron Man” streak
2001: Barry Bonds, for setting a new single-season home run record
Rickey Henderson, for his all-time career records in stolen bases
Tony Gwynn, for his record-tying eight NL batting titles
2004: Roger Clemens, for his 300th win and record seven Cy Young Awards
2005: Ichiro Suzuki, for his record-breaking single-season hit total in 2004
2006: Roberto Clemente for his outstanding career on the field and humanitarian contributions off it
2007: Rachel Robinson, on the 60th anniversary of her husband Jackie’s breaking of the color
2011: Ken Griffey Jr., for his great career and enormous popularity
2013: Mariano Rivera, who retired as the all-time saves leader
2014: Vin Scully, for his 65 years as a baseball broadcaster
Derek Jeter, for his postseason records for hits, runs and total bases