A Guy Crashes His Car While Huffing Laughing Gas Behind the Wheel – WLUC
National Underwear Day! A Third of Americans Don’t Change Them Every Day? – LINK
Fire destroys cabin of New Hampshire man forced out of woods – APNews
A Titanic Museum’s Fake Iceberg Collapsed and Injured Three People – WBIR
Metro East officer killed on McKinley Bridge by driver fleeing police – KMOV
Want a $10 credit from Amazon? Just let it scan your palm – CBSNews
Amazon granted approval to use radar to monitor sleep – CBSNews
Now the Pandemic Is Causing a Shortage of License Plates? – KIRO7
Are You a Good Swimmer? – LINK
‘South Park’ Creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone Sign New ViacomCBS Deal, 14 Movies Planned For Paramount+ – HollywoodReporter
Congratulations to “Jeopardy!” executive producer Mike Richards (link). I guess he is getting the gig as host. He is in advanced negotiations with Sony Pictures Television to become permanent host. The discussions were ongoing with several potential candidates. There’s no certainty that the sides will close a deal and that other candidates remain in the mix, although Richards is clearly the front-runner. He hosted the series “Divided” and “The Pyramid” Earlier in his career, Richards served as host of reality shows “High School Reunion” on The WB network and “Beauty and the Geek” for The CW. He joined “The Price Is Right” in 2008 as a co-executive producer. The following year he became executive producer and also helped sell the revival of “Let’s Make a Deal” to CBS, which he also executive produced. By the time he took the reins of “Jeopardy,” Richards had produced more than 4,000 hours of game shows.
Congrats to Rihanna since “Forbes” announced RIHANNA has officially hit BILLIONAIRE status. They estimated her fortune to be worth $1.7 billion, making her the second richest woman in the entertainment industry . . . second only to OPRAH. She IS the richest female musician . . . which is ironic considering the bulk of her fortune is not from her music. It’s actually been 5 years since she released new music. It comes from her Fenty fashion house . . . and her cosmetics company, Fenty Beauty, which have only been around since 2017. Rihanna’s full name is Robyn Rihanna Fenty, so her brand is actually her namesake.She also has a lingerie line called Savage x Fenty.
A little behind the scenes from Clerks 3…Some kids set up a lemonade stand near the set of “Clerks 3”, calling itself “Clerks Jr.” KEVIN SMITH dropped by, and joked, quote, “It totally worked, resulting in our crew spending much money there. Then I called my lawyer and sent all the kids cease-and-desist orders.” The kids were charging 50 cents a cup, and said all money was going to charity.
There’s a list going around of funny behind-the-scenes moments that happened on movie sets.
Do you remember HEATH LEDGER licking his lips a lot as the Joker in “The Dark Knight”? Well, it turns out it was because he was trying to keep his prosthetic scars on. Since he kept licking his lips it became part of the character.
The costume designer for “Pirates of the Caribbean” had to start making JOHNNY DEPP’s pirate hats out of rubber because he kept losing the leather ones overboard. Rubber floats.
In “Clueless”, BRITTANY MURPHY’s character says “You’re a virgin who can’t drive.” In a later interview, Brittany said she was actually a virgin who couldn’t drive.
JIM CARREY was bitten so many times by penguins during “Mr. Popper’s Penguins” that a disclaimer (link) was added in the end credits that said “No penguins were harmed in the making of this film. Jim Carrey, on the other hand, was bitten mercilessly. But he had it coming.”
TOM HANKS’ brother Jim had to step in to be his stunt double in “Forrest Gump” when other stunt doubles were failing to recreate his awkward jog.
In Baby Driver, director Edgar Wright wanted to use Michael Myers masks, but couldn’t get the rights (link) — so he used masks of actor Mike Myers’ face instead.
Rogue One director Gareth Edwards came up with (link) the name of the planet Scarif when a coffe shop misheard his name and wrote “Scareth” on his coffee cup.
When they realized they didn’t have enough stormtrooper costumes for a scene in The Mandalorian, they reached out (link) to a fan organization that builds accurate stormtrooper costumes for help.
Comedian Louis C.K., was accused of sexual misconduct by multiple women in 2017 and has been mostly quiet as far as performing since then.( masturbating in front of them, asking women to watch while he did that same activity.) He is making a return to stand-up comedy in a nationwide tour beginning next week Mr CK has shows in 30 cities, including New York, Chicago, Detroit, San Diego, Philadelphia, Boston and more. His first stand-up show is set for the Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden on August 13, with a follow-up show the next night. The tour ends at the Orpheum Theater in Boston on December 11. He also has international shows set for Ukraine, Germany, Denmark and Romania in 2022. He rolls thru Missouri Nov 15 thru the 17th in KC at the Uptown Theater
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Olympian sprinter and bobsledder, Lolo Jones is 39.
Director and St. Louis’ own, James Gunn is 55.
Jonathan Silverman is 55. “Weekend at Bernie’s”superstar.
Mark Strong is 58. The bad guy in “Shazam”. He was also Sinestro in “Green Lantern”, and Merlin in the “Kingsman” movies.
Former New York Knick’s center Patrick Ewing is 59.
Foo Fighter’s guitarist Pat Smear is 62.
The original Marcia Brady, Maureen McCormick is 65.
Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo, Rick Derringer is 74.
Loni Anderson is 76.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 108 fine films, including:
– Beaver and Buttface
– Booty Duty 6
– Busty Babes in Heat 4
– Hard Day At the Office
– Hienie’s Heroes
– Toe Tales 19
– And who can forget her role in 1995’s – Cynthia And The Pocket Rocket
Jessica James is 52 years old.
JA Happ made his Cardinals debut last night and – despite him putting out a pretty decent performance – the bullpen dropped the ball and the Cards end up losing back-to-back against the Braves…this time losing 7-4. Happ finished the night with 5 innings pitched, 5 hits, 2 earned runs, and 4 strike outs. Tonight the two teams are at it again. Wade LeBlanc gets the start. First pitch is scheduled for 7:15PM.
A positive COVID-19 test kept Bryson DeChambeau from competing in the men’s Olympic golf tournament and still has him searching to regain energy as he competes in this week’s WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. But DeChambeau said he does not regret his decision not to get vaccinated for the coronavirus. He said QUOTE “The vaccine doesn’t necessarily prevent it from happening. I’m young enough, I’d rather give the vaccine to people who need it. I don’t need it. I’m a healthy, young individual that will continue to work on my health.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has said there are no vaccine shortages in the United States.
Tom Brady, aka the G.O.A.T. quarterback in the NFL, has a hot young player on his tail. Months after the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat the Kansas City Chiefs at Super Bowl LV and Brady’s rookie card became the most expensive trading card in football history, a Mahomes card is taking that title! Mahomes’ 2017 National Treasures NFL Shield autographed rookie card just sold for $4.3 million. That’s the highest price ever paid for a football card, according to the trading card marketplace. It shattered the $3.1 million paid this year for a Tom Brady Playoff Contenders Championship Ticket.
Simone Biles revealed Tuesday her aunt had died “unexpectedly” during the gymnast’s time in Tokyo for the Olympics. Biles’s announcement comes less than a week after she withdrew from the women’s team final, the individual all-around event, vault and uneven bars and the final for floor. The four-time gold medalist said the decision to withdraw was made for her mental health. Biles said she had been dealing with the “twisties”—effectively losing herself in the air while performing twists—before withdrawing from the events, so she didn’t perform any twists on the balance beam. She worked with doctors to prepare herself mentally to perform before receiving a bronze medal in the balance beam final Tuesday. BILES did tell HODA KOTB she’s “keeping the door open” for another Olympics run in 2024.
For much of the first half, it looked like the U.S. men’s basketball team was in serious danger of not advancing to the gold medal game for the first time since 2004. The U.S. cut a double-digit deficit to just three points at halftime. From that point on, the switch had been flipped, and Team USA outscored Australia 32–10 in the third quarter to turn an upset alert into a blowout 97–78 win to advance to the final.
A life-sized sumo wrestler statue is scaring horses in an equestrian event at the Olympics. The placement is strange: The horses come around a turn, heading to a jump, and the statue is right next to the hurdle, partially obscured by a bush. Not only that, but the sumo wrestler is realistic, and virtually naked . . . with his backside facing the approaching horse. So, it’s kind of understandable that the horses get spooked. It seems like it’d even be distracting for the rider.
We picked up more medals in track-and-field yesterday, including a gold in shot put. Nevin Harrison also picked up a gold in the women’s 200-meter canoe sprint. Our female athletes have been crushing it this year. Last we checked, they’d won twice as many medals as the men, and more gold too. The U.S. also took silver and bronze in the men’s 200 meters . . . another silver in the women’s 3,000-meter steeplechase . . . and a bronze in women’s boxing. Here’s the latest medal count we saw.
- USA: 83. . . 27 gold, 33 silver, 23 bronze.
- China: 71. . . 32 gold, 23 silver, 16 bronze.
- Russia: 53. . . 14 gold, 21 silver, 18 bronze.
- Great Britain: 49. . . 15 gold, 18 silver, 16 bronze.
- Japan: 40 . . . 21 gold, 7 silver, 12 bronze