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A Guy Set His Neighbors’ House on Fire Because They Didn’t Mow His Lawn – SiouxLand

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Virginia dad invents spittle-free way to blow out birthday candles – UPI

Cap criticism | New Era removes ‘Local Market’ team hats from store – KSDK

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A Woman Attacked Her Boyfriend with “Soiled Dog Pads” and Windex – TheSmokingGun

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SAMUEL E. WRIGHT passed away on Monday after a three-year battle with prostate cancer.  He was 74. Wright was the voice of Sebastian the crab in the 1989 Disney classic “The Little Mermaid”, which will no doubt go down as his most famous role. He was also nominated for a Tony for playing Mufasa in the Broadway version of “The Lion King”, starting in 1997. You might also recognize him as DIZZY GILLESPIE in CLINT EASTWOOD’s 1988 film “Bird”. . . and he played the purple grapes in those Fruit of the Loom commercials back in the day. Wright once told the “L.A. Times” that he kept a collection of little red crabs in his home and, quote, “every time I pass one I genuflect and say, ‘Thank you for the house, my kids’ education and the fact that we don’t have to eat cheese grits anymore.'” 

Josey Scott, the original vocalist for Saliva, said his 29-year-old son, Cody, died from COVID-19. He began posting about his son’s health battle on May 11th, writing that Cody had been admitted to the hospital with COVID pneumonia. Scott revealed the terrible news Sunday in an Instagram post, writing “Our sweet Cody lost his fight with COVID tonight, and the Lord has called him home. We are absolutely heartbroken, confused, grief-stricken, angry, just every emotion you can imagine. Please keep us in your prayers, as we have some difficult days ahead.”

Was MATTHEW PERRY’s slurred speech during that “Friends” reunion promo due to emergency dental work?  That’s what a source told the not-always-reliable British tabloids. Quote, “Matthew turned up to the reunion and members of his team said that he had an emergency tooth procedure that day.  That was said to impact his wellbeing and also how he was feeling. “He had been in pain from what we understand, which caused the slurred speech.” The source adds, quote, “Matthew has told those around him that he is sober, and there is no need to worry.” 

Kentucky Senator RAND PAUL received a package that contained a suspicious white powder, and he immediately blamed . . . ’80s lite-rock superstar RICHARD MARX.  As you may recall, Senator Paul got beaten up by a neighbor back in 2017, over what was basically a landscaping dispute.  Marx, who’s definitely NOT a conservative, Tweeted that he’d love to take the assailant out for drinks. Then last week, the senator said he wasn’t getting the COVID vaccine.  And Marx Tweeted, quote, “I’ll say it again:  If I ever meet Rand Paul’s neighbor I’m going to hug him and buy him as many drinks as he can consume.” So after he got his package, the senator said, quote, “As a repeated target of violence, it is reprehensible that Twitter allows C-list celebrities to encourage violence against me and my family. “Just this weekend Richard Marx called for violence against me and now we receive this powder-filled letter.” Marx responded with a Tweet about how Rand Paul didn’t quarantine last year when he knew he was exposed to COVID. 

Marilyn Manson‘s dodging authorities in New Hampshire … at least according to cops who have a warrant to arrest him for an alleged assault, for a case of stray spit.  Manson is facing 2 counts of misdemeanor simple assault for the alleged run-in with a videographer. The video shows Manson sticking his face right in the camera lens, and unloading a huge wad of spit. It’s pretty graphic. The videographer’s camera was feeding the big screens during the show at the Bank of New Hampshire Pavilion. Police confirm the alleged assault took place during that August 2019 concert, and say the videographer, who was in the pit area at the time, was hired by the venue. According to sources familiar with the case, the videographer is alleging some of Manson’s saliva got on them, and that’s why they went to cops. Gilford PD tells TMZ the alleged victim suffered “no injuries,” but Manson was charged because the spitting constitutes “unprivileged physical contact.” Cops claim Manson, his agent and his legal team have known about the warrant for some time and despite that … “no effort has been made by him to return to New Hampshire to answer the pending charges.” Manson’s side deny that, and say they’ve been in contact with police ever since the warrant was issued back in October 2019.  He needs this right now huh … Manson’s dealing with separate legal issues in L.A., involving sexual assault allegations from multiple women. However, he’s not been charged with any crime in California.

Here’s something to think about the next time you’re rockin’ out to Guns N’ Roses . . . Slash has a funny habit of drooling while cranking out the lead solos.  The sound engineer from their debut album, “Appetite for Destruction”, Micajah Ryan, told this story on the “Full In Bloom” podcastn

Hey  remember that band of super stars kids called Supect208? Slash’s kid, Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo and singer Scott Weiland’s son. Put out a few cool teaser songs that I think we all liked. Stay straight be cool and all is good. They broke up.  Well  the singer who replaced Noah Weiland is expecting a baby with his girlfriend, so the band decided it was time to move on. Drummer London Hudson (Slash’s son) and guitarist Niko Tsangaris now have a new project called S8nt Elektric.. Tye Trujillo (the son of Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo) already has other acts to fall back on like Otto.  Otto’s already booked for Lollapalooza. 

Music Icons auction next month has some new items on the block next month, including a self-portrait caricature created by Nirvana’s Kurt Cobain.  The drawing is expected to fetch between $10,000 and $20,000. Julien’s says the item that will likely bring in the largest bid is a custom-designed Ludwig drum kit played over 100 times by Van Halen’s Alex Van Halen during the band’s 1980 Invasion Tour.  You might have even seen the kit while it was on display for five years at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland.  It’s expected to bring in $300,000, which Alex Van Halen has earmarked for the Frangioni Foundation and Mr. Holland’s Opus organization. Other items featured at Julien’s Music Icons auction are five Eddie Van Halen Charvel guitars, a tangerine polyester jumpsuit once owned by Elton John, lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan. Check out the incredible music memorabilia at JuliensAuctions.com

Rangers Of The New Republic, a Star Wars spin-off series from the world of The Manalorian, has been put on hold and is no longer in active development There are several spin-offs including The Book Of Boba Fett, which is currently shooting and premiering in December, and Ahsoka, starring Rosario Dawson, and based on the character Filoni created in The Clone Wars. Rangers of the New Republic’ on hold could be connected to “Disney and Lucasfilm distancing themselves from the controversial Gina Carano”. The actor, who played Cara Dune in The Mandalorian, was fired from the show in February following a post she shared that compared the current divided political climate in the US to Nazi Germany. Carano’s character was likely going to appear in Rangers Of The New Republic.

JOHN CENA was promoting the new “Fast & Furious” movie, “F9”, on a Taiwanese TV channel, when he said, quote, “Taiwan is the first country that can watch [F9].” And that upset China, because they don’t consider Taiwan a country . . . they consider it one of their territories.  And China is a VERY important market for American movies. In fact, U.S. studios are so worried about losing that market that they very often shape the content of their movies so that they won’t offend China. So it was probably the studio’s idea to have John post an apology video on a Chinese social media site.  IN CHINESE . . . which he actually knows. He said, quote, “I made a mistake.  Now I have to say one thing which is very, very, very important:  I love and respect China and Chinese people.  I’m very sorry for my mistakes.  Sorry. Sorry.  I’m really sorry. “You have to understand that I love and respect China and Chinese people.” 

The 2020 – 2021 TV season is more or less in the books.  So here are the 10 most watched series of the year . . . well, technically 11, thanks to all the ties: 

  1. “Sunday Night Football” (NBC) 
  1. “Thursday Night Football” (Fox) 
  1. “Monday Night Football” (ESPN) 

(tie)  4.  “This Is Us”  (NBC)

(tie)  4.  “The Masked Singer”  (Fox) 

 

(tie)  6.  “The Equalizer”  (CBS)

(tie)  6.  “Grey’s Anatomy”  (ABC)

(tie)  6.  “Thursday Night Football”  (NFL Network)

 

(tie)  9.  “9-1-1”  (Fox)

(tie)  9.  “The Bachelor”  (ABC)

(tie)  9.  “The Bachelorette”  (ABC)

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY 

Lauryn Hill is 46.  Miseducated.  Doo-Wop (That Thing).

Matt Stone is 50.  Brilliant co-creator of “South Park”.  The voices he does on the show include Kyle, Kenny, Butters, Tweek, Saddam Hussein and Big Gay Al.

Helena Bonham Carter is 55.  She’s the evil Bellatrix Lestrange in the “Harry Potter” movies and was Marla Singer in “Fight Club”.  She and Tim Burton have two kids, but they’re not together anymore.

Lenny Kravitz is 57.  Katniss’ stylist Cinna in the first two “Hunger Games”.

Bobcat Goldthwait is 59.  Rated the 61st Best Comedian of All Time by Comedy Central.

Philip Michael Thomas is 72.  Tubbs on “Miami Vice” . . . a.k.a. the REAL star of the show.

Hank Williams Jr. is 72.  Used his dad’s fame to launch a career.  His song All My Rowdy Friends was the theme song for “Monday Night Football” from 1989 until a few years ago when ESPN canned him for essentially comparing Obama to Hitler.

Pam Grier is 72.  The 1970’s blaxploitation queen.  “Coffy” and “Foxy Brown” are probably her best work.  She made a comeback in 1997 in Quentin Tarantino’s “Jackie Brown”.

In her autobiography, she claims that when she dated Richard Pryor, his manhood left an unhealthy buildup of cocaine residue in her baby chamber.

Stevie Nicks is 73.

Brent Musburger is 82.  Retired play-by-play guy.  He was one of our top sportscasters for nearly 50 years.

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Monique Alexander

Today’s birthday girl has been in 709 fine films including:

– 2 Chicks Same Time 20

– Can I Get A 3way

– Chilling With His Willy

– Chloroformed, Captured and Topless

– Debbie Does Dallas Again

– House of Ass 12

– She Looks Great When She’s Knocked Out

– And who could forget her role in 2014’s How to Destroy A Marriage 1

Monique Alexander is 39 years old.

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Jack Flaherty won’t be undefeated this season as the Cards fell to the White Sox 8-3.  Jack Flahety is now 8-1 on the year.  John Gant gets the start tonight as the White Sox and Cards wrap up their series.  First pitch is scheduled 2:10PM.

Joe West broke the record for most games umpired in the history of Major League Baseball as soon as the Chicago White Sox vs. St. Louis Cardinals game. West, 68, umpired his 5,376th regular-season game, one more than Hall of Fame umpire Bill Klem, who had held the record since 1941. “I know what Lou Gehrig said about being the luckiest guy in the world, but that’s me,” West said. White Sox manager Tony La Russa called West “the perfect guy to set the record because he represents what a lot of umpires should be.”Very consistent. He kept control of the game, and that’s what an umpire is supposed to do,” La Russa said.

Wayne Gretzky has stepped down from his role with the Edmonton Oilers on Tuesday, effective immediately. According to sources, Gretzky will join TNT as a hockey analyst next season. He had been heavily courted by the network and his good friend Charles Barkley. The Hall of Famer and former Edmonton captain returned to the Oilers organization in 2016 as vice chairman. He worked as a close adviser to owner Daryl Katz and also has had a hand on the commercial side of the business with the team’s parent company, Oilers Entertainment Group. The news comes one day after Edmonton was swept in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs by the Winnipeg Jets.

The NFL informed clubs Tuesday of two important developments for the league calendar. First, teams will be permitted to host fans at training camp this summer, subject to state and local guidelines, after keeping their doors closed during the pandemic-influenced camps of 2020. Second, all but two teams have now received approval from state and local governments to open their stadiums at full capacity when games resume. Beyond those 28 stadiums that already have approval, the league also “feels good about the path” for the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos, who are still working with their local contacts to receive final authorization.

The Cleveland Browns have hit a roadblock on their first day of OTAs. Rumor is “several” players were sent home following a positive COVID-19 test from a player “before on-field work began.” Players who are not fully vaccinated must quarantine following exposure to someone with the virus, and the group of players sent home on Tuesday included players who were between vaccine doses.

Last night the Hurricanes got the win over the Predators as Jordan Staal scored the game winner in OT.  Canes are up 3-2 in that series.  And The Leafs beat the Canadiens 4-0 and are up 3-1 in that series.  Today, the Islanders could knock out the Penguins…the Lightning could eliminate the Lightning and the Gold Knights could knock off the Wild

In the NBA playoffs…the Nets made easy work of the Celtics and are up 2-0.  The Lakers evened things up with a win over the Suns and the Mavs are up 2-0 after a win over the Clippers.  Tonight the Wizards and 76ers play game m2, as well as the Hawks and Knicks.  The late game has the Grizzlies taking on the Jazz at 9PM.

A U.S. District granted a temporary restraining order to 15-year-old soccer player Olivia Moultrie on Monday that will allow her to seek out contract offers from National Women’s Soccer League teams while her anti-trust lawsuit against the NWSL works through the court system. The judge wrote in her ruling the NWSL has provided “no legitimate justification” for keeping its age rule, which prevents players under 18 from signing with its teams: She wrote QUOTE …”The  Plaintiff has shown that the 10 teams that make up the NWSL have agreed to impose the NWSL’s age restriction which excludes female competitors from the only available professional soccer opportunity in the United States because they are under 18, regardless of talent, maturity, strength, and ability.” The teenage midfielder is a California native who’s already practiced and played exhibition matches with the Portland Thorns while taking part in the club’s youth academy. The NWSL’s age rule has prevented her from signing a contract to play in official matches, though. Major League Soccer, the top men’s league in the U.S., doesn’t have an age restriction.

Cleveland manager Terry Francona said Tuesday the team will place right-handed starter Zach Plesac on the injured list because of a non-displaced fracture of his right thumb. The 26-year-old suffered the injury while “rather aggressively ripping off his shirt” and catching his thumb on a chair in the locker room Sunday. Plesac started Sunday’s game against the  Twins allowing five runs in 3⅔ innings. When the swelling in Plesac’s thumb failed to subside on Monday, he underwent an X-ray that revealed the fracture. He will meet with hand specialist today to learn more about the prognosis.