Indiana man dressed as Pikachu ran from police on lawn mower, cops say – LINK Earlier this week, there was a list of celebrities that people would invite to their Thanksgiving . . . and now, people are talking about the opposite: What celebrity family would YOU like to join? Some people took it seriously, with a genuine experience they’d like to have . . . others took it more as spectacle, like “Wow, I’d LOVE to be a fly on a wall.” Here are some people’s responses from the thread . . .
- The Kardashians. “I’d be curious to see how they all interact without the cameras around.”
- Ben Affleckand Jennifer Lopez
- The Hanksfamily. “They’d probably get the board games out after the meal.”
- Martin Scorsese. “His family seems like it would be the best blend of really interesting and drama free.”
- Ryan Goslingand Eva Mendes.
- The Jonas Brothersand their families.
- The Wayansfamily.
- Martha Stewartand Snoop Dogg. They probably don’t have Thanksgiving together . . . probably . . . but it would be wild.
- Angelina Joliewith all her kids.
- Nick Cannon, with all the kids AND all the baby mamas.
The Marvel Cinematic Universe is rolling hot and heavy again after taking a couple years off around the pandemic. And while some fanatics can NEVER get enough . . . others are losing interest. In a new poll, 36% of Marvel fans say they’re “fatigued” by all the content that’s coming out. The poll was mostly directly at movies, but there’s also streaming, TV shows, games, comics, and merch. Only 20% of DC Comics fans feel fatigued, but there may be a reason for that: They don’t need to see EVERYTHING. 81% of Marvel fans would watch anything released in the franchise, while just 67% of DC fans would do the same. Only 38% of Marvel fans say they’re focused on specific superheroes rather than the entire Marvel Cinematic Universe, while 57% of DC fans say they mostly care about one or two superheroes rather than the full DC Universe.
It’s REALLY hard to imagine “Titanic” without Leonardo DiCaprio, but director James Cameron says he almost botched his audition. James says Kate Winslet was “fantastic” from the get-go, but when Leo first came in, he had an attitude. James said he’d asked Leo to read some lines with Kate, and Leo told him he “didn’t read” for parts. James stopped . . . shook his hand . . . and thanked him for coming by. That’s when Leo said, “Wait . . . if I don’t read, I don’t get the part, just like that?” And James told him, yeah, this is a giant movie that’s going to take him years to make. So he’s not going to mess it up by making the wrong choice with casting. Leo reluctantly agreed . . . and was real negative about it . . . but the minute James started the session, Leo turned into Jack, and nailed it. James said he thought, “All right, he’s the guy.”
While we are chatting about James Cameron — Nobody can tell James how long his movies should be. In a new interview with GQ, the famed director recalled the time he reamed out a Fox executive who told him to cut the runtime to the original 2009 Avatar blockbuster. Cameron said that the exec approached him after a pre-release screening of the film and tried to get the director to shorten the movie 162-minute movie. James said: “I said something I’ve never said to anybody else in the business … I think this movie is going to make all the f**king money. And when it does, it’s going to be too late for you to love the film. You can’t come back to me and compliment the film and say, ‘Look what we did together.’ You won’t be able to do that…. And I told him to get the f**k out of my office. And that’s where it was left.” The sequel, Avatar: The Way of Water, ups the ante even more, with a running time of 192 minutes.
Speaking of movies….here are some movies coming out today…
https://youtu.be/bKh2G73gCCs “Strange World“ (PG-13) Trailer – 74% This animated movie features Disney’s first gay teen character. It’s about a family on an expedition to figure out what’s threatening their world’s main power source. Jake Gyllenhaal is in charge of the expedition, Gabrielle Union plays his wife, and comedian Jaboukie Young-White is their 16-year-old son. Dennis Quaid is also in it as his long lost father, and Lucy Liu is the president who asks Jake to follow in his father’s footsteps.
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery“ (PG-13) Trailer — 94% Daniel Craig returns as Detective Benoit Blanc for this “Knives Out” sequel where a tech billionaire (Edward Norton) invites him to a murder mystery party on his private island in Greece. Of course, someone ends up dead and Benoit must crack the case. The list of suspects includes Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Leslie Odom Jr., Kathryn Hahn, and Janelle Monae. It’ll only be in theaters for one week. It hits Netflix next month, on December 23rd.
In case you can’t make it to L.A. for Metallica’s Helping Hands benefit concert, you can still participate. Because it’ll stream LIVE on Friday, December 16th on Paramount+. Jimmy Kimmel will host the show and there will be an opening performance from Greta Van Fleet. Metallica said there will also be presentations, special guests, and a few surprises before they perform. Proceeds from the auction and ticket sales go to Metallica’s foundation, All Within My Hands. Which supports workforce education, the fight against hunger, and funds for areas that were hit with natural disasters.
Unlike Iron Maiden, who blasted fans last month for smoking weed during one of their shows, Chad Kroeger would prefer if you blew it in his direction during Nickelback shows. Kroeger thinks bands need to chill about marijuana use at concerts, saying: “I usually say, ‘Blow it this way.’ The front man then joked “Not only that but we’ve shot off so much pyro, and the chemicals I’ve inhaled from that… Oof. That’s far worse than somebody exhaling a little bit of pot smoke toward me, that’s not a big deal. It’s only gonna make the show better!”
Four years ago, Elton John announced he’d be retiring after one last farewell tour. But his farewell went on for YEARS, and last Sunday, he finally wrapped things up with his final North American show . . . a send-off in L.A. But while this may be his last TOUR, this might not be the end of Elton as a performer. Elton’s husband and manager David Furnish says, quote, “It’s really important to make a distinction between Elton retiring from touring . . . [and] his very last public performance for the very last time. “Will Elton return as a live performer? I hope so. It’s in his blood. [He doesn’t] want to shut the door completely.” He adds that he doesn’t think he’d do another Vegas residency, but he could do one-off shows, here and there.
The publishers of Bob Dylan’s latest book, ‘The Philosophy of Modern Song’ are offering refunds to those who bought one of 900 “autographed” copies after admitting they used an “auto pen” for the songwriter’s signature. At first, Simon & Shuster wouldn’t admit to angry fans that they unknowingly paid $600 for a book with Dylan’s “automatically replicated” signature. Something changed overnight, though, because the publisher released a statement that read “As it turns out, the limited-edition books do contain Bob’s original signature, but in a penned replica form. We are addressing this immediately by providing each purchaser with an immediate refund.” Dylan hasn’t commented on the controversy.
Travis Tritt posted a joke on Twitter and people were sounding off. Here’s the joke. Quote, “Always remember that when you mix country with rap, you get [crap It’s a decent joke, but nobody rolls with the punches anymore. People who didn’t find it funny said stuff like, “Just because it’s not your taste doesn’t mean it’s crap.” And, “You are now the old ‘get off my lawn’ guy.” Those who liked it included someone who wrote “Man, thank you!” And another who said, “There’s nothing wrong with [Travis] expressing his opinion.” And then there was Jelly Roll, who IS a country rapper. He tried to be respectful while calling Travis out. He wrote, “This is not a good look for you Travis. You’re a legend. Don’t Tweet on Ambien anymore, please sir. “Friendly reminder that ‘The Devil Went Down to Georgia’ was not practically a rap song. So was ‘A Boy Named Sue’ by Johnny Cash. I could name so many more. Love you Travis, but this is WRONG.”
If you’re DJ’ing Thanksgiving, here’s something to make your life a lot easier: TheBoot.com put together a huge playlist with over 70 songs. You can check it out on Spotify. It starts with “Humble and Kind” by Tim McGraw . . . “Alright” by Darius Rucker . . . “It’s a Great Day to Be Alive” by Travis Tritt . . . “While You Still Can” by Brothers Osborne . . . “Family Is Family” by Kacey Musgraves . . . and then 66 more songs after that. The whole thing is four hours and 24 minutes. So that might be enough to get you through all the cooking, and the eating. It’s called “Family, Food + Gratitude: A Country Music Thanksgiving Playlist”.
This won’t surprise you. Presale tickets for Garth Brooks’ year-long Vegas residency went on sale Monday . . . and sold-out that day. He talked about it on Monday’s “Inside Studio G”, quote, “What an unbelievable day this was for us. Every show in ’23 is pretty much . . . done. A whole year in one day.”
Kenny Chesney is at the stage of his career where he can perform just about anywhere he wants. And that’s exactly why he’s downsizing a bit for next year’s “I Go Back Tour.” Instead of massive stadiums in major cities he’ll go to places he hasn’t visited since he was a younger man. Quote, “I want to take this band and these songs to cities we played on our way up. Let’s call the tour ‘I Go Back’, and do just that. He adds, quote, “I remember coming up, the craziness of those dates. Markets where people used chain-cutters to get onto the lawn because we were sold out. That’s a kind of energy that should never be left behind.” He’s also bringing fellow East Tennessee native Kelsea Ballerini along as the opener. Quote, “She understands everything about where I come from, because she’s from there too.” At this point, the tour runs from March into July, but more shows will be added. You’ll find dates and details at KennyChesney.com.
Camila Cabello sang “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” last year at the White House. A clip went viral of the way she sang the word “Christmas”. So this year, she posted a video poking fun at herself. Here’s the original, then the new video, where she plays both parts, trying to teach her the proper way to sing and say it.
Chris and Rich Robinson of the Black Crowes quickly took care of an unruly fan who rushed the stage this week at their concert in Melbourne, Australia. Listen as they stop playing, Chris jabs the guy with the end of his mike stand, and you can hear Rich’s guitar jam the guys chest a couple times.
It’s hard to find Thanksgiving-themed songs to create a playlist with. So instead, let’s use songs with titles of different foods you’d have at your Thanksgiving dinner.
It’ll add a variety to boost the FEW Thanksgiving songs out there, like Adam Sandler’s “Thanksgiving Song” and Arlo Guthrie’s “Alice’s Restaurant”.
Here’s your Thanksgiving menu, in the form of songs:
- “Butter“, BTS . . . Because no matter what you eat, it’ll surely involve butter (dairy or vegan).
- “Turkey Mambo Mama“, Pulp
- “Mashed Potatoes U.S.A.“, James Brown
- “Biscuits ‘n Gravy“, Kelis
- “Turkey Stuffing Song“, Jimmy Fallon
- “My Sweet Potato“, Booker T and the MG’s
- “Vegetables“, The Beach Boys
- “Pass the Peas“, The JB’s
- “Custard Pie“, Led Zeppelin
- “Cold Turkey“, John Lennon
- “Peaches“, The Presidents of the United States of America
- “Red Red Wine“, UB40
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Miley Cyrus is 30.
Snooki from “Jersey Shore” is 35.
Host of the “Walking Dead” recap show “Talking Dead” and Comedy Central’s “@midnight”. He also hosted “Singled Out” in the ’90s. Chris Hardwick is 51.
Pianist and singer with Bruce Hornsby and the Range, Bruce Hornsby is 68.
He used to write “jokes” for the Oscars. He was also a regular on “Hollywood Squares”, looks like a Muppet, Bruce Vilanch is 74
Alysin Embers Today’s birthday girl has been in 144 fine films, including: – 72 Cheerleader Orgy – Backstage Ass – Barefoot Bedtime Stories 2 – Double Air Bags 3 – Gutter Mouths 16 – Lingerie and Lies – Udderly Magnificent – And who can forget her role in 2002’s The Girls Of Figga Figga Foo Alysin Embers is 48 years old
Albert Pujols received the National League’s Comeback Player of the Year Award to cap his final season in the majors. Houston’s Justin Verlander won the American League award. Another Cardinal to receive support in the National League included Cardinals’ closer Ryan Helsley, who returned from knee and arm injuries (LINK)
Oh no, Aiyuk 😂 pic.twitter.com/u6OE21pAu8
— 49ers on NBCS (@NBCS49ers) November 22, 2022
This was a funny video and we’ll post it on the blog. In the waning moments of the third quarter, Brandon Aiyuk caught a pass from quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and got into the endzone. Celebrating his second touchdown of the night, the 24-year-old then forcefully threw the football in celebration. Unfortunately, the ball flew and hit cameraman Nick Schebetta below the belt, and I mean it nailed him. RIGHT IN THE GOODS! After seeing what happened, star running back Christian McCaffrey and tight end George Kittle ran over to the cameraman to make sure he was OK. Aiyuk immediately went over to see if the man was all good and hugged him.
Schebetta nearly being hit in the mid-region was the least of the possible injury, considering NBC Sports Bay Area’s reported that the cameraman was already working hurt due to food poisoning (LINK)
The Blues go for another record tonight with a possible 8 wins in a row after 8 losses in a row. They’ll try in Buffalo against the Sabres with a local start of 6pm.
Let’s get into the World Cup a little. Yesterday: Mexico and Poland drew 0-0. France put on a clinic against Australia beating them 4-1. France has been my number 1 pick to win it next to Brazil and followed by Germany. Everyone saw yesterday why I’ve said all along Argentina don’t even belong in the talks for top 5 chances to win this thing by getting beat by Saudi Arabia. 3 goals were called back for being offsides so Argentina did show a lot during that first half but man what an upset. King Salman of Saudi Arabia declared a national holiday after the Saudi team stunned Messi and Argentina in their first match of the 2022 World CupToday Morocco and Croatia have already had it out. Germany and Japan got a 7am start this morning. Spain will take on Costa Rica at 10am and Canada will have their work cut out for them taking on Belgium at 1pm. After a tense few days, Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United are officially going their separate ways.
The Premier League team announced on Nov. 22 that the 37-year-old soccer player is leaving the club “by mutual agreement, with immediate effect.” This update comes days after Ronaldo, who returned to Manchester United in 2021 for a two-year deal and had months left on his contract, claimed that he was being forced out of the team, telling Piers Morgan in a bombshell TalkTV tell-all interview last week that he felt “betrayed” by the club. The striker is currently in Qatar with the Portugal national team for the World Cup and made a brief statement. The statement read: “Following conversations with Manchester United we have mutually agreed to end our contract early.” He continued, “I love Manchester United and I love the fans, that will never ever change. However, it feels like the right time for me to seek a new challenge. I wish the team every success for the remainder of the season and for the future.” BTW This comes one day or so after Ronaldo became the first person to hit 500 MILLION followers on Instagram. His fan base is an enormous country.
THE CBC Cadets got a 46-21 win over Liberty North in a Class 6 football state semifinal in Liberty not long ago. CBC (12-1) won its 11th successive contest and will defend its state title against Lee’s Summit North (12-1) at 4 p.m. Saturday at Faurot Field in Columbia. The Cadets will be looking for their 5th state championship to go along with crowns in 2014, 2017, 2018 and 2021