Loved one’s ashes stolen from car in Santa Monica during family’s cross-country trip – ABC7
A Bomb Squad Finds a Grenade Is Actually Just a Grenade-Shaped Adult Toy – GO
A Woman Tried to Hire a Hitman and Asked for a Payment Plan – WFMZ
Teen locked out of home found stuck in chimney: firefighters – WFLA
A Guy Spray-Painted a Stolen U-Haul, but Forgot It Still Said “U-Haul” on the Windshield – WKTV
A Couple Handcuffed Themselves Together for Three Months to Fix Their Relationship – NYPost
Alabama man tries to rob same credit union twice, authorities say – Gulflive
A man who bragged about chugging wine at the Capitol riot is campaigning for office. He learned mid-interview he’s running for the wrong seat. – Biz
Ten Facts for the Official Start of Summer – TheSun
Summer Question: Are They Called “Fireflies” or “Lightning Bugs”? – YouGov
Terrifying moment enormous huntsman spider drops from the roof of a tiny Cessna plane on the PILOT as he attempts to land at a remote airport – DailyMail
Watch a new preview clip from Rick James documentary ‘Bitchin’: The Sound and Fury of Rick James’ – NME
Frank Bonner, the actor and TV director best known as radio-station sales manager Herb Tarlek on WKRP in Cincinnati, has died. He was 79. Bonner died Wednesday at his home in Laguna Niguel, California, of complications from Lewy body dementia, his wife, Gayle, told The Hollywood Reporter. Bonner also appeared as Father Hargis, headmaster at the fictional St. Augustine’s Academy, on the 1988-90 ABC show Just the Ten of Us, a spinoff of Growing Pains Bonner played the inept but lovable Tarlek, who was quite fond of polyester, plaid and station receptionist Jennifer Marlowe (Loni Anderson), on 88 episodes over all four seasons of WKRP in Cincinnati. He then returned for The New WKRP in Cincinnati, which ran from 1991-93. Hugh Wilson (link), a former sales executive at a Top 40 radio station, created WKRP Bonner directed six episodes of the original WKRP and seven of the reboot as well as installments of Just the Ten of Us and Saved by the Bell: The New Class. And from 1997-2001, he called the shots on 105 episodes of NBC’s City Guys. His other directing credits included Family Ties, Who’s the Boss?, Head of the Class, Evening Shade and Harry and the Henderson’s. During a break from WKRP in 1979, he was severely injured in a parachute accident while being towed by a four-wheel vehicle in the Mojave Desert.
Foo Fighters, during the pandemic, recorded some Bee Gees covers like “You Should Be Dancin'”. Now, the band has rebranded themselves as the Dee Gees, announcing that a Bee Gees covers compilation, Hail Satin, will drop on this year’s second Record Store Day, July 17th. One side of Hail Satin’s vinyl will include covers of Bee Bees classics like “You Should Be Dancing,” “Night Fever,” “Tragedy” and “More Than a Woman” with live versions of Medicine at Midnight tracks on the other side. Make sure you call your local independent record store to see if they’ll have a copy of Hail Satin. Most record stores are happy to try their best to order enough vinyl for Record Store Day fans.
Chris Rock, says he turned down several offers to appear in The Sopranos. Rock, who said the offers started rolling in during 1997 said he turned down the offers out of regard for The Sopranos.
You guys know how one gets a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame? Anyone can nominate a celebrity for placement but the person nominated has to accept the nomination, then pay a $50,000 fee for the ceremony I have the new list of stars who have been selected to receive stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. There is 38 on the list for the class of 2022…In the category of MOTION PICTURES: Francis Ford Coppola, Macaulay Culkin, Willem Dafoe, Salma Hayek, James Hong, Helen Hunt, Michael B. Jordan, Regina King, Ray Liotta, Ewan McGregor, Adam McKay, Jason Momoa, Tessa Thompson and Carrie Fisher (posthumous)…In the category of TELEVISION: Byron Allen, Ricky Gervais, Peter Krause, Bob Odenkirk, Holly Robinson-Peete, Norman Reedus, Tracee Ellis Ross, Jean Smart, Ming-Na Wen and Kenan Thompson….In the category of RECORDING: Black Eyed Peas, George E. Clinton Jr., Ashanti Douglas, DJ Khaled, Avril Lavigne, Martha Reeves and Ermias “Nipsey Hussle” Asghedom (posthumous)…In the category of RADIO: Richard Blade…In the category or Sports Entertainment: Michael Strahan
Dates have not been scheduled for these star ceremonies. Recipients have two years to schedule star ceremonies from the date of selection before they expire.
KIM KARDASHIAN failed the “baby bar” again, but there are 2 things she is determined to do. Pass that thing and still do sexy selfies. She came over last night for a study session, along with my dude Andy Cohen, and just wouldn’t stop talking about it. Remember about 5 years ago she had me over for some late night pottery and I was telling her she needs to stop with the risqué pics all the time. She said this. Her famous dad is?
Who is the famous father of:
- Miley Cyrus? (Billy Ray Cyrus) 2. “Ex’s & Oh’s” singer Elle King? (Rob Schneider) 3. Strokes singer Julian Casablancas? (Elite Modeling agency head honcho John Casablancas) 4. The brother/sister duo Wardell? (Steven Spielberg. His kids are Sasha and Theo Spielberg). 5. Toto singer Joseph Williams? (“Star Wars” composer John Williams 6. “The Mighty Ducks” star Emilio Esteves? (Martin Sheen) 7. “Fifty Shades” star Dakota Johnson? (Don Johnson) 8. Actress Rashida Jones? (Quincy Jones) 9. Bryce Dallas Howard? (Ron Howard) 10. “Straight Outta Compton’s” O’Shea Jackson, Jr.?(Ice Cube) 11. Liv Tyler? (Steven Tyler)12. Angelina Jolie? (Jon Voight)
Here’s WORST dads in movies and TV. Here are some highlights from a list of the Top 25 . . .
- Homer Simpson, “The Simpsons”.
- Al Bundy, “Married with Children”. Played by Ed O’Neill.
- Frank Gallagher, “Shameless”. Played by William H. Macy.
- Red Forman, “That ’70s Show”. Played by Kurtwood Smith.
- Randy “The Ram” Robinson, “The Wrestler”. Played by Mickey Rourke.
- Jack Torrance, “The Shining”. Played by Jack Nicholson.
- Frank Reynolds, “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. Played by Danny DeVito.
- Mr. Wormwood, “Matilda”. Also Danny DeVito.
- Tywin Lannister, “Game of Thrones”. Played by Charles Dance.
- Darth Vader, “Star Wars”. Played by David Prowsein the costume, and the voice of James Earl Jones.
A dedicated METALLICA fan calculated the most frequently used words in their lyrics and shared the results as a graph on Reddit (link). The Top Ten are . . .
- Never . . . 146 times.
- One . . . 127 times.
- See . . . 124 times.
- Away . . . 95 times.
- Take . . . 92 times.
- Life . . . 89 times.
- Let/back . . . 87 times.
- Time . . . 84 times.
- Way . . . 78 times.
- Feel . . . 71 times.
With a lyric such as, quote, “Off to never never land”, it isn’t shocking to see “Never” in the top spot. What IS surprising though is JAMES HETFIELD says “Yeah” ONLY 68 times.
Who snatched Nicolas Cage (link)’s prized pig? Is the setup for Mr Cages upcoming film. He cant find his missing hog. Cage plays an Oregon mushroom forager (and, it seems, a former professional chef) living alone in the woods, and one day his truffle-finding pig is taken. He then goes on a quest to find said pig and the dbag who took her. Some fun facts about foraged truffles: The shrooms are so valuable (topping $100 per ounce) that being a truffle forager can be a dangerous profession as people have literally killed for them. While most associate pigs with finding truffles, dogs are actually more typically used nowadays since pigs are harder to train and their hooves can damage root systems and, yes, those dogs and pigs are sometimes stolen, so the premise of Pig isn’t as far fetched as it sounds. Pig is in theaters July 16.
Some celebrities walking the Earth are really good at their job but suck as humans. We cant cancel the dead but let’s look at some dead celebrities who were quite douche… A recent Reddit thread asked which dead celebs we shouldn’t worship..
- David Bowie: “He allegedly regularly [had sex with] underage teen girls, and we love to pretend that didn’t happen.”
- Prince: He was absolutely awful to work with. There used to be a saying, ‘You’re nobody in this industry until you’ve been fired by Prince.'”
- Thomas Edison: “He stole patents, stomped out competitors with physical force and violence, allegedly electrocuted an elephant to mislead the public that his inferior power grid was less dangerous than Nikola Tesla’s, and a lot more.”
- Ray Charles: “He made children all over the place and refused to acknowledge them.”
- Hugh Hefner: “Actually not a feminist, and was more accurately a big misogynistic [jerk].”
- Henry Ford: “He was an anti-Semitic bigot.”
- Stanley Kubrick: “He was well known for treating his actors like [crap], but he has been glorified to a point where his shortcomings are completely eclipsed by his popular persona of a mad genius.”
- James Brown: “Physically abused his wife (once allegedly with an iron pipe), sending her to the hospital, physically abused another woman, raped a woman at gunpoint, sexually harassed a couple of women, and more.”
- FDR: “He put Japanese Americans into internment camps. Refused to support anti-lynching legislation. Supported redlining to refuse allowing Black people to buy homes in nicer areas.”
- John Wayne: “White supremacist, homophobic, sexist, and just a straight-up horrible person.”
The list also includes Christopher Plummer, Rick James, the Wright Brothers, and even Gandhi. I would add Rush Limbough to this list.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Richard Madden is 35. Robb Stark on “Game of Thrones” . . . and Elton’s manager / lover John Reid in “Rocketman”.
Blake Shelton is 45.
Carol Kane is 69. Lillian on “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” . . . Latka’s wife, Simka, on “Taxi” . . . and Miracle Max’s wife in “The Princess Bride”.
Sir Paul McCartney is 79.
Actor Paul Dano turns 37. The young version of Beach Boy Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy”, the older brother in “Little Miss Sunshine”, and Benedict Cumberbatch’s overseer, who tries to lynch Solomon Northrup, in “12 Years a Slave”.
The Thrift Shop singer, Macklemore turns 38.
Zoe Saldana turns 43. Gamora in “Guardians of the Galaxy”
Dirk Nowitzki turns 43. One of the greatest NBA power forwards of all time.
Brian “Head” Welch turns 51. Korn guitarist, who left the band for Jesus, but officially returned in 2013.
Mia Sara turns 54. Ferris’ girlfriend Sloane in “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”. Some of you may remember her as Harley Quinn on the WB show “Birds of Prey”.
Paula Abdul turns 59. Long before “American Idol”, she made a name for herself with “Forever Your Girl”, “Cold Hearted”, “Straight Up” and “Opposites Attract”.
Kathleen Turner turns 67.
Ann Wilson turns 71. Heart singer.
Phylicia Rashad turns 73. Claire Huxtable on “The Cosby Show”. Phylicia’s first husband was Victor Willis . . . the original cop from the Village People!
AND ON SUNDAY
Christopher Mintz-Plasse turns 32. McLovin in “Superbad”
Quinton “Rampage” Jackson turns 43. Former UFC light heavyweight champ and B.A. Baracus in the disappointing “A-Team” remake.
Deftones singer Chino Moreno is 48
Robert Rodriguez turns 53. He directed “Machete”, “Machete Kills”, “Sin City”, “From Dusk Til Dawn”, “Desperado”, “Planet Terror”, and those “Spy Kids” movies. He left his wife for Rose McGowan, after he met her during the filming of “Grindhouse” . . . but then they broke up, too.
Nicole Kidman turns 54.
Koko B. Ware turns 64. WWF superstar from the ’80s. He’d bring his pet macaw Frankie with him to the ring.
Michael Anthony turns 67. Van Halen bassist and badass backing vocalist.
John Goodman turns 69. Dan Conner on “Roseanne”. He’s also a cult hero because of his iconic role as Walter Sobchak in “The Big Lebowski”.
Lionel Richie turns 72.
Bob Vila turns 75. Cuban-American home improvement TV host. He’s best known for hosting “This Old House” from 1979 to 1989.
Brian Wilson turns 79. Beach Boys’ mastermind.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 282 fine films, including:
– Ass That Lasts
– Big Wet Butts 3
– Diesel Dongs 24
– Dirty Sex in the City
– How To Handle Your Students: 101
– Mad Sex Party: Go-Kart Sluts
– Nice Shoes Wanna EFF
– And who can forget her role in 2010’s Hills Are Alive With the Sound of EFFING
Angelica Heart is 38 years old.
The Cards were in Atlanta last night and they got shutout in a 4-0 loss to the Braves. John Gant with 5 1/3 and gave up 3 runs in the loss. The series continues tonight. Carlos Martinez gets the start. First pitch is scheduled for 6:20PM.
Arizona secured its place in the record books Thursday, but not the way anyone would want to. The Diamondbacks suffered a 10-3 loss to the Giants, marking their 23rd straight loss on the road. That’s the longest road losing streak in MLB history. The D-Backs, who are 9–31 on the road, haven’t won away from home since April 25. Arizona won’t get another shot at snapping its streak until next Friday in San Diego. For now, they return home for a six-game homestand against the Dodgers and the Brewers.
The Lightning are now up 2 games to 1 after a 2-1 win over the Islanders in Game 3. Today we see who goes up in the series between the Canadiens and the Golden Knights. Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM.
Last night the Bucks beat the Nets played game 6 in Milwaukee. It was the Bucks who force a game 7 after they picked up the win. Game 7 between the two teams will be tomorrow at 7:30. Today we see the Hawks have a chance to knock out the 76ers in game 6. Also – the Clippers can knock off the Jazz with a win in Game 6 at 9PM as well.
Rick Carlisle resigned as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday, ending his 13-year tenure one day after the departure of longtime president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson, removing two of the key figures from the franchise’s 2010-11 championship team. “After a number of in-person conversations with Mark Cuban over the last week, today I informed him that I will not be returning as head coach of the Dallas Mavericks,” Carlisle told ESPN in a written statement. “This was solely my decision. My family and I have had an amazing 13-year experience working with great people in a great city.”
As the NBA continues the coaching carousel dramatically spinning, relocation rumors have been surfacing for the Pelicans. The franchise is “the most likely team to seek relocation in the coming decade.” It is committed to New Orleans only through 2024. The Pelicans parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy on Wednesday after just one season. Van Gundy, 61, was hired in October, but New Orleans struggled last season, going 31–41 and missing the playoffs for the third straight year.
Naomi Osaka, ranked No. 2 in the world in women’s tennis, has withdrawn from Wimbledon. Her agent said: “Naomi won’t be playing Wimbledon this year. She is taking some personal time with friends and family. She will be ready for the Olympics and is excited to play in front of her home fans.” Wimbledon organizers had been in contact with Osaka and others about the tournament’s media operations this year. Osaka, 23, withdrew from the French Open before the second round in the wake of the controversy caused by her decision to skip mandatory postmatch news conferences at the tournament. She revealed that she had been dealing with anxiety and depression since bursting into the limelight by winning the US Open in 2018, the first of her four Grand Slam titles.
The US Open continues today. As it stands as of 6AM this morning…Russell Henley and Louis Oosthuizen are tied on top of the leadboards. Each of them shot a first round 4-under to hold the lead. Brooks Koepka is in 5th. Action continues thru Sunday.
On December 18th of this year, SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles will be host to college football’s Jimmy Kimmel L.A. Bowl. And yes, it’s a real thing. On his show Wednesday night, Jimmy said, quote, “This is history in the making. Never before has a bowl game been named after a human being, and Papa John’s doesn’t count. He’s barely human.” He added, quote, “This is not a joke. This is a real bowl game named after me, so mark your calendars . . . It’s like an early Christmas gift for all of us.”
The game will pit the #1 team from the Mountain West Conference against the #5 team from the Pac-12. There’s no word how much scratch Jimmy had to part with to get his name on it. SoFi Stadium is the home of the L.A. Rams and the L.A. Chargers. It’s also hosting the Super Bowl in 2022 and WrestleMania in 2023.
And finally — Landon Cassill will be the first NASCAR driver paid entirely in cryptocurrency in a sponsorship deal with Voyager that begins at Nashville Superspeedway this weekend. Voyager, a cryptocurrency brokerage platform, reached a 19-race deal to sponsor Cassill in the Xfinity Series in his JD Motorsports entry. Voyager will pay the funds in Litecoin to Cassill, who has been avid in the market for several years. Cassill first met Voyager CEO Steve Ehrlich at a crypto conference two years ago when Cassill was speaking on a panel. He’d been pitching the sponsorship idea ever since.