‘We’re going in the wrong direction’ | St. Louis County Executive Sam Page warns of more restrictions if cases continue to rise – KSDK
56% of Americans Are Still Going to Travel This Thanksgiving – PRNewswire
Sometimes the puns write themselves, folks. A new study found men who eat more nuts can significantly improve their sperm quality. (Full Story)
A Guy Sells His Car . . . Then Steals It Back Using His Spare Set of Keys – HindustanTimes
Maker’s Mark’s Small Town, Bright Lights advertisement features photo of Leavenworth – IFiberOne
A guy in Florida went to a Checkers on Wednesday and was so mad when he found out they’d run out of LETTUCE, that he started beating up the store. When the cops got there, they found him beating on the windows and screaming. He was arrested for disorderly conduct. (Full Story)
Pfizer says its vaccine is over 90% effective at preventing people from getting the virus. Which is HUGE news, because it means the vaccines could really help us get things under control.
Stores keep on trying to figure out ways for kids to see Santa this year. The newest one: Bass Pro Shops are having Santa sit inside of a plexiglass box for photos.
A guy in Ireland tried to rob a fast food joint with a knife . . . but ran away when one of the employees pulled out a bigger knife. (Full Story)
Four friends buy plane tickets to drink beer at Dublin airport | Abroad
“Scooby-Doo” co-creator Ken Spears has died Friday of dementia complications at 82 … about 3 months after his animation partner died. Ken’s animation partner, Joe Ruby, died of natural causes back in August. Ken and Joe, both of whom worked for the famed Hanna-Barbera Productions, also created the popular series “Dynomutt” and “Jabberjaw.” Obviously the big one for them was ‘Scooby’ which aired 1969 until 1976 with TONS of spin-offs, reboots and movies. At ABC they produced a slew of animated series such as “Superman” and “Alvin and the Chipmunks” among others.
There are reports that ABC News host George Stephanopoulos might want the gig as host of “Jeopardy.” His reps are already lobbying for their guy to get the spot. ABC of course denies this. Meanwhile I shall continue to remember Alex the way I want to and that’s with this audio of outtakes while Alex was drinking and trying to record some PHONE JEOPARDY promos. His last episode airs on Christmas Day.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers may need to get back to rehab because he just got another DUI after a solo, minor car accident Sunday in Malibu. When cops showed up they noticed Jonathan showing signs of being intoxicated and he flunked a field sobriety test. He blew well past the legal limit, was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and currently remains behind bars. The actor has had a long history of substance abuse and has been to rehab several times.
PHIL COLLINS is dealing with a nasty divorce from ex-wife Orianne Cevey and she got very personal saying by 2019, Phil was “depressed, withdrawn, and abusive” due to a recent back surgery. He was abusing alcohol, painkillers, and antidepressants . . . and refusing to bathe or brush his teeth from 2019 until August of this year. It got so bad that their sex life became nonexistent. She says, quote, “[His] stench became so pervasive that he became a hermit, refusing to interact personally with any people.” Phil’s lawyers say she’s making this up. They say Phil is currently rehearsing with GENESIS. . . so he can’t be in the kind of shape she’s claiming. They were married from 1999 to 2008. They got back together in 2015, but she left him for another man this past July. She married that other guy a month later. Orianne claims Phil owes her half of their $40 million home. He’s not exactly interested in paying up
More bad news for JOHNNY DEPP . . . he’s been forced out of the third “Fantastic Beasts” movie. Last week, Johnny lost his libel suit against a British tabloid for calling him a wife beater. The judge ruled that the accusations of abuse by his ex-wife AMBER HEARD were “substantially true.” That was enough for the studio. Johnny issued a statement saying, quote, “I wish to let you know that I have been asked to resign by Warner Brothers from my role as Grindelwald in ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and I have respected and agreed to that request. “I intend to prove that the allegations against me are false.” Warner Brothers issued their own statement, thanking Johnny for his work in the first two installments, and saying the part will be recast. “Fantastic Beasts 3” will be in theaters in the summer of 2022. The studio will be on the hook for the star’s full salary, even though he only had shot one scene since production began on September 20 in London. Like many A-list stars, Depp had a so-called pay-or-play contract, which requires that he be fully compensated whether or not the film is made and even if it is recast. As is common with stars of his level, there was no morality clause in his contract, even though it was amended with each new installment. Technically, Depp was not fired by Warner Bros. but asked to resign. It is unclear what recourse it would have had if the star refused.
While we are being emotional. PATRICK MAHOMES’s pregnant girlfriend BRITTANY MATTHEWS finally removed the bellybutton ring she’s had since high school . . . but she needed pliers to unscrew it.
NATHAN APODACA Made America Happy Again when he posted that TikTok of himself skateboarding, drinking his cran-raspberry juice, listening to “Dreams” by Fleetwood Mac. . . and just VIBING. And over the weekend, he made HIMSELF happy by proposing to his girlfriend, Estela Chavez. He got down on one knee Saturday night at the Nobu Hotel in Caesar’s Palace in Las Vegas and popped the question. And she said YES. He put a $22,000 rock on her finger. Yeah, things have been going well for him since he went viral. They’re getting married in December. Nathan and Estela have been together 14 months. They met at the potato factory where he works back home in Idaho.
Check out this mashup of Kool & The Gang’s “Celebration” and Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health (Bang Your Head)”
How about Kelly Clarkson singing Aerosmith’s Dream On
The Foo Fighters dropped a new tune over the weekend called Shame Shame which they debuted on Saturday Night Live and the Rizzshow yesterday. The band also revealed on the show that they’re releasing their 10th studio album called Medicine at Midnight on February 5, which Grohl has said will be ‘filled with anthemic, huge, sing along rock songs.’ Link on the blog to Pre-order your copy of Midnight Medicine.
What did NOT happen over the last 4 years that has happened with every president since John F. Kennedy until now? NO new James Bond movies released while in office.
JFK was president for the first one, “Dr. No” . . . which came out in 1962.
Lyndon B. Johnson had FOUR . . . “From Russia with Love”, “Goldfinger”, “Thunderball”, and “You Only Live Twice”
Richard Nixon had THREE . . . “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”, “Diamonds Are Forever”, and “Live and Let Die”
Gerald Ford had ONE . . . “The Man with the Golden Gun”
Jimmy Carter had TWO . . . “The Spy Who Loved Me” and “Moonraker”
Ronald Reagan had FOUR . . . “For Your Eyes Only”, “Octopussy”, “A View to Kill”, and “The Living Daylights”
(Reagan had FIVE if you count “Never Say Never Again” from 1983. It wasn’t part of the official franchise, but it did see the return of Sean Connery as Bond.)
George H. W. Bush had ONE . . . “License to Kill”
Bill Clinton had THREE . . . “GoldenEye”, “Tomorrow Never Dies”, and “The World Is Not Enough”
George W. Bush had THREE . . . “Die Another Day”, “Casino Royale”, and “Quantum of Solace”
Barack Obama had TWO . . . “Skyfall” and “Spectre”.
Netflix says that about HALF of their subscribers watched one of their original holiday movies last year. At the time they had 167 million subscribers . . . so that would mean about 84 million. They have over 195 million subscribers now. That number is likely to increase this year obviously. Lots of us staying home for the holidays. Also you only have to watch 2 minutes of something for it to count. Netflix has 7 new ones this year. The new titles include “Holidate” with Emma Roberts, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square”, and “The Christmas Chronicles Part 2” with Kurt Russell and Goldie Hawn. On a related note, Lifetime already kicked off its 2020 holiday schedule last month.
Everyone freaks out about spoilers these days, but do they ACTUALLY hurt a movie’s performance at the box office? Researchers published a new study looking at revenues for movies released between 2013 and 2017 in the U.S. They were then compared with their reviews. They even developed a “spoiler intensity” measurement to characterize how much plot uncertainty there would be. Surprisingly, spoilers have a POSTIVE impact on a movie’s performance at the box office giving moviegoers “plot-related content” to determine if the movie sounds good enough to see. That said, these spoilers are being used to reduce the UNCERTAINTY of a movie. So the positive effect is mostly on lesser known, mediocre films, and not as much for heavily marketed blockbusters . . . highly-rated movies . . . or badly-rated bombs.
CBS is taking a big step toward diversity. From here on out, all of its unscripted shows have to have casts that are 50% NON-WHITE. That includes “Survivor”, “Big Brother”, and “Love Island”. Also, CBS will commit at least 25% of its annual unscripted budget to projects created or co-created by minorities . . . and they want at least 40% representation in writers’ rooms.
AS mentioned the CMAs will NOT be virtual. How? Here are a few details. Every single person is being tested “before entering the footprint” of the place. And many are being tested repeatedly. Everyone is required to wear the appropriate protective gear, and everyone “must practice social and physical distancing.” There won’t be any fans, but there will be an audience of artists and industry people. They’ll be seated banquet-style with tables on the floor of the awards show area that are spaced eight feet apart. Only one artist and their guest will occupy each table. There are always multiple stages at awards shows so that stays the same, but “deep cleaning protocols” will happen in between performances. That takes time, so around 40% of the 20 performances are being pre-recorded. Also, one stage will be dedicated solely to awards presentations and everyone is being asked to “elbow” the winners instead of throwing their arms around them. It is on tomorrow night.
AC/DC have launched a new clothing line that pays tribute to both‘Highway To Hell’ and ‘Back In Black’. They are set to release their new album ‘Power Up’ next week. They got with DCShoes for T-shirts, footwear and accessories. There is a longsleeved sweater and t shirt with the cover art to 1980’s ‘Highway To Hell’, a pair of black skater shoes adorned with the iconic AC/DC logo, and a pair of loafers. The ‘Back In Black’ collection, meanwhile, consists of a snapback cap, an ‘Access All Areas’ T-shirt, and black sneakers.
Streaming Concerts – This Friday, November 13th marks the fifth anniversary of the Bataclan attacks in Paris, where terrorists killed 89 people at an Eagles of Death Metal show, including the band’s merch manager Nick Alexander. Queens of The Stone Age, who are close with Eagles (Josh Homme has been in both bands) are streaming a previously unseen New Zealand acoustic show to benefit Life for Paris and the Nick Alexander Memorial Trust. The stream is Friday on Queens of The Stone Age YouTube channel.
Knotfest.com’s virtual Pulse of The Maggots Festival is also this Friday, giving you a chance to check out twenty Slipknot-approved, up-and-coming bands. The festival is absolutely free and starts at 3pm EST at knotfest.com. I also read Slipnot is working on new music.
Metallica’s All Within My Hands acoustic benefit concert is this Saturday. Your ticket purchase will allow you to watch the concert up to 48-hours after the livestream. Tickets start at around $15 at metallica.com
Miranda Lambert is 37.
Diplo is 42.
Walton Goggins is 49.
Tracy Morgan is 52.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….he’s been in a bunch of TV shows and movies…and I BELIEVE he is a two (possible three) timer on this very show. Friend of the Rizz Show….Sinbad is 64 years old today.
Today’s birthday girl has shown why she constantly walks like a cowboy, mostly due to her work in 439 fine films including:
- So You Think You Can Eff?
- Catwoman Goes Naked
- Napornean Dynamite
- Ain’t Nothin’ But A V Thang
- Big Rack Attack
- Damn! She’s A Lesbian
- Step Moms Surprise
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…Meatless In Seattle.
SAMMIE RHODES is 37 YEARS OLD
Milwaukee Brewers reliever Devin Williams won the NL Rookie of the Year Award on Monday night. Williams is a Florissant native and began his high school career at CBC before transferring to Hazelwood West High School. He’s the third St. Louisan to win a Rookie of the Year Award, joining Roy Sievers, who won the American League award in 1949, and Ryan Howard, who won the NL award in 2005. Featuring a devastating changeup and a four-seam fastball that gets into the upper 90s, Williams was practically unhittable during the pandemic-shortened season. The 26-year-old right-hander went 4-1 with a 0.33 ERA, striking out 53 in just 27 innings. Williams is the first player to win the award for Milwaukee since Ryan Braun in 2007. He is the first reliever to take home the honor in either league since Craig Kimbrel for Atlanta in 2011.
Kyle Lewis for the Mariners got the honors over in the AL. He hit just under .300 with 11 home runs and five stolen bases across 57 appearances. He started finding his power late in the season and showed off his glove and arm in many instances as well. He should be a cornerstone in the top third of the M’s order for many years to come. Williams collected 14 first-place votes to decisively beat out Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Alec Bohm.
Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa was charged with DUI after he allegedly ran his car into a curb in February, leaving it smoking on the side of a Phoenix-area road. It is the second known drunken driving arrest for La Russa, who in 2007 pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI in Jupiter, Florida. La Russa was hired to lead the White Sox last week after a nine-year absence from the dugout, shocking observers throughout the game. When reached by ESPN on Monday night, La Russa said, “I have nothing to say,” and he hung up the phone. On Feb. 24 an officer responded to a call and found La Russa standing alongside his SUV. La Russa told the officer, who had detected a “light odor of alcoholic beverage,” that he had been at a dinner with friends. After a field sobriety test, La Russa was taken into custody. In the affidavit, the peace officer described him as “argumentative.” Officials said it was not uncommon for charges not to be filed in cases for several months due to slowdowns caused by the coronavirus pandemic; however, other law enforcement sources in Arizona told ESPN the delay seemed excessive. La Russa previously was arrested for DUI after he fell asleep at a traffic light near the spring training facility of the St. Louis Cardinals. La Russa’s blood-alcohol level then was .093 over the legal limit. His arrest came five weeks before Josh Hancock, a Cardinals pitcher, died when he drove drunk and crashed into a parked truck. On the day of his guilty plea to the 2007 DUI, La Russa said in a statement: “I accept full responsibility for my conduct, and assure everyone that I have learned a very valuable lesson and that this will never occur again.”
It has been anything but an ideal season for the Patriots, but they can still count on beating the New York Jets. New England overcame a 10-point deficit in the fourth quarter and extended its winning streak against its AFC East rival to nine games with a 30-27 victory. Nick Folk drilled the winning field goal, while Cam Newton led the way for the Patriots as they snapped a four-game losing streak and improved to 3-5. A solid showing from Joe Flacco was not enough for the 0-9 Jets to finally register a win.
The Dallas Cowboys announced they have canceled their practice scheduled for Wednesday. The move comes after the Pittsburgh Steelers, whom Dallas played Sunday, confirmed they had a player test positive for COVID-19. The team is on its bye this weekend, which provides a buffer should the situation escalate. Working remotely shouldn’t significantly hurt the Cowboys’ preparations this far out, either. Dallas isn’t back in action until Nov. 22 at the Minnesota Vikings.
The scheduled fight between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson at UFC 256 is now off. Anderson indicated Nunes was forced to pull out of the fight, which will now be rescheduled for 2021. Nunes was supposed to defend her 145-pound featherweight championship at the Dec. 12 pay-per-view, but Anderson will seemingly have to wait to get her title shot. Anderson was getting the opportunity after consecutive first-round victories. The 30-year-old Australian was still a heavy underdog against Nunes, who currently controls both the featherweight and bantamweight titles while ranking as the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the women’s division.
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher announced Monday the football team will suspend activities as a result of multiple positive COVID-19 tests. One player and one student worker have tested positive, both of whom traveled with the team to South Carolina this past weekend. Despite the latest decision, the Aggies still plan to play next Saturday at Tennessee. The SEC announced the game between Mississippi State and Auburn will be postponed after an outbreak for Mississippi State.
Michigan State announced Monday men’s basketball head coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate for 10 days. Izzo returned a positive test on Monday morning. No other members of the Michigan State program have tested positive since the team began daily testing along with the rest of the Big Ten conference on Oct. 26. In a statement, Izzo said his symptoms are minor, and he can return to the program on Nov. 17.
And finally — Sergio Garcia will not participate in the 2020 Masters after testing positive for COVID-19. Garcia took part in the Vivint Houston Open, which concluded Sunday, but left Saturday after missing the cut. The Houston Open was the first PGA Tour event to allow spectators since March. This year’s Masters is set to begin Thursday at Augusta after the coronavirus pandemic forced a postponement from its usual date in April. Garcia was scheduled to compete at Augusta for the 22nd year in a row