Missouri Bartender Goes OFF On Military Members, Accuses Them Of Stolen Valor & Destroys Military ID – WhiskeyRiff
Trillions of Cicadas Are Coming! Should We Start Eating Them? – YouGov
Pets adopted during the pandemic are being returned at record numbers: report – Fox10Phoenix
It Will Cost You Around $13,000 to Own a Dog or a Cat – Yahoo
iOS 14.5.1: Apple Issues Urgent Update Warning For All iPhone Users – Forbes
Average US price of gas jumps 6 cents per gallon to $3.02 – APNews
Corn tortilla prices are increasing in Mexico. Here’s what Americans can expect. – USAToday
The PS5 Shortage Will Likely Stretch Into 2022 – Gizmodo
A Teacher Was Caught Enjoying a Man Nipple During a Class Zoom – NYPost
If you randomly find a dryer sheet in your mailbox, it’s probably because your mail carrier put it there to try to keep bees and wasps away. (Full Story)
John Mulaney (link) you are fresh out of 60 day rehab for addiction. How is it going now? Mulaney just split with his wife Anna Marie Tendler after six years of marriage. John’s people ha no comment. Tendler his now ex said this…”I am heartbroken that John has decided to end our marriage,” “I wish him support and success as he continues his recovery.” News of their split comes nearly five months after Mulaney, 38, checked into rehab (link) in December, when he was seeking treatment after relapsing following a decades-long battle with addiction. In February, PEOPLE confirmed (link) that Mulaney had completed his 60-day rehab stay and was continuing his sobriety work as an outpatient. The couple shares a French bulldog, Petunia (link).
Who (DMX) sold more than 74 million records worldwide, and still is the only artist in history to enter both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop charts with No. 1 debuts for his first five consecutive career albums: It’s Dark and Hell Is Hot (May 1998, with “Ruff Ryders Anthem”), Flesh of My Flesh, Blood of My Blood (December 1998), … And Then There Was X (1999, with “Party Up (Up In Here)”), The Great Depression (2001, with “Who We Be”) and Grand Champ (2003, “Where The Hood At?”). An album of all new material from DMX is coming. It is due May 28th on Def Jam. X’s first Def Jam album in 18 years — since 2003’s Grand Champ — shares its name with one of the rapper’s sons, Exodus Simmons.
After 27 years as a broadcaster at ESPN, Kenny Mayne announced that he will be leaving the company. Mayne, 61, said he was a “salary cap casualty.” New York Post media columnist Andrew Marchand tweeted (link) that the move reflects the direction that ESPN is taking with its talent. “The seven-figure SportsCenter anchors are either going to take cuts or be forced to leave for the most part,” ESPN hired Mayne in 1994 as an anchor for ESPN2’s “SportSmash” show before he became the host of “RPM 2Night”, a weekend auto-racing news program. He assumed a full-time role as an anchor on “SportsCenter” in 1997 and also hosted the widely popular “The Mayne Event” segments on “NFL Sunday Countdown”. Mayne was also known as the host of “Kenny Mayne’s Wider World of Sports” as well as the star of ESPN’s scripted series “Mayne Street” where he played a fictional version of himself. And he is actually FROM Maine! Not really. A native of Kent, Wa., Mayne made the junior college All-American honorable mention as a quarterback at Wenatchee Valley Community College before he transferred to UNLV, where he played football for two years. Upon graduating, he was signed as a free agent by the Seahawks before pursuing a career in broadcast journalism. Known for his deadpan humor and charm, Mayne was hired at ESPN after requesting employment in a letter that asked ESPN executives to check a box addressing his future as a freelance reporter, including one that said: “We’ll consider hiring you about the time ESPN5 hits the air.” “During that time, I only pursued one full-time television job. ESPN,” Mayne said in his ESPN bio (link). “I had the ESPN 800-number and called all the time with story ideas. I guess they finally decided it was less expensive to hire me than to keep paying for my phone calls.”
If the Golden Globes aren’t televised, will anyone care anymore? Only 6.9 million viewers tuned in for this year’s show. And NBC can get (link) better ratings with random dramas like “Chicago Med” and “Chicago Fire”. Yesterday, NBC canceled the Globes . . . literally . . . after a growing list of controversies, including severe lack of diversity, preferential treatment, misuse of funds, and allegations of sexism and abuse. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which puts on the Globes, was originally under fire when it was revealed that they had ZERO Black members. And things have snowballed since then. NBC’s decision means there will NOT be a Golden Globes broadcast in 2022, but they’re leaving the door open for a possible return in 2023. The network said, quote, “We continue to believe that the HFPA is committed to meaningful reform. However, change of this magnitude takes time and work, and we feel strongly that the HFPA needs time to do it right . . . “[If] the organization executes on its plan, we are hopeful . . . to air the show in January 2023.” In response, the HFPA released a timeline (link) for its “transformational change.” It includes increasing membership by 50% by the end of 2022 . . . giving the new members immediate voting rights . . . and addressing its internal issues. But it might be too late. Yesterday, TOM CRUISE said that he dropped his three Golden Globes in the mail and sent them back. And he may not be the last. Others, like SCARLETT JOHANSSON and MARK RUFFALO, are speaking out against the HFPA, demanding change. Over the weekend, Netflix, Amazon, WarnerMedia, and HBO cut ties with the Globes . . . and given the rise of streaming, that’s almost as big of a blow as NBC dropping the actual broadcast. Of course, some of this damage can be undone . . . especially if the HFPA enacts the “transformational change” they’re promising (link).
Speaking of Mr Cruise…he is still doing his own stunts—have you seen the motorcycle jump (link) in Mission: Impossible 7? 58 year old dude jumpa MOTORCYCLE OFF A MASSIVE ramp into the abyss and pulls a parachute. Helicopter with a cmera mounted was right behind him. was the most dangerous one yet. “If the wind was too strong, it would blow me off the ramp,” he says, and the helicopter filming the stunt was a problem because “I didn’t want to be hammering down that ramp at top speed and get hit by a stone.” After jumping off the huge ramp on a Norwegian mountain, Cruise parachuted to the ground while the bike fell. “I had about six seconds once I departed the ramp to pull the chute and I don’t want to get tangled in the bike,” Cruise says. “If I do, that’s not going to end well.” But Cruise says the biggest emotion he was feeling that day wasn’t fear—it was relief that filming had begun and thousands of jobs had been saved following concerns that the pandemic would cause the production to be canceled. “I was thinking about the people I work with, and my industry. And for the whole crew to know that we’d started rolling on a movie was just a huge relief,” he says. “It was very emotional, I gotta tell you.” The movie is scheduled to open in theaters Nov. 19
Here’s how you know you have TOO MUCH DAMN MONEY: JEFF BEZOS is building a yacht that’s so big it needs its own SUPPORT YACHT. The main yacht will be 420 feet long, and it’ll cost around $500 million. It’s a SAILING yacht so it’ll have three giant masts on it. That’s one of the reasons it needs a support yacht: Because the masts mean that the main ship won’t have room for a HELIPAD. And as we all know, every yacht needs a helipad.
Well this should be interesting. There is a documentary coming out about former New York City Mayor and Trump personal attorney Rudy Gulianni. Its release date is in 2022. Its based on a Rolling Stone article called What Happened to America’s Mayor. It’ll cover everything from 911 to being christened America’s Mayor to what is described as his “marred reputation” The same company is working on a documentary about Sly Stone directed by Quest Love
Did you know that TOM ARNOLD’s sister was basically the real-life Walter White? Her name is LORI ARNOLD, and she was such a big-time drug dealer in the Midwest that they nicknamed her The Queen of Meth. At one point she was earning up to $200,000 a week. After spending a total of 15 years in prison, she finally cleaned up her act, and now there’s a show about her on Discovery+ called “Queen of Meth”. (Here’s a trailer (link). Tom is trying to get a SCRIPTED series about Lori going, and he’d like MARGOT ROBBIE to play her. He says, quote, “She would be great to play my sister because she is a badass and so is Lori. “I can see her doing a total transformation similar to what Charlize Theron did in ‘Monster’.” Charlize won an Oscar for playing serial killer Aileen Wuornos in that movie.
There’s a new list online of people who were supposedly “plucked from obscurity and turned into movie stars.”
Danny Trejo was a drug counselor who went to help a recovering drug addict, and found himself on the set of “Runaway Train”. He ended up doing a scene with Eric Roberts.
Jennifer Lawrence was discovered as a 14-year-old while vacationing in New York City with her family. A scout for a modeling company spotted her, and by the end of the summer she was cast in a TV pilot.
Chris Pratt was discovered by Tommy Chong’s daughter Rae Dawn while waiting tables at the Bubba Gump Shrimp Company.
Rosario Dawson only stepped a few feet outside her house to be discovered. She was chatting with friends when she was seen by “Kids” director Larry Clark.
Norman Reedus only got discovered because he was having a really bad day. He got fired, so a friend took him to a party to cheer him up. There, he got tanked, and someone noticed him, and offered him a role in a play.
Edward Furlong went to hang out with his buddies at a Boys and Girls Club . . . where he was approached by the casting director for “Terminator 2”.
“Solo” star Alden Ehrenreich is famous because he did a solid for a friend in junior high. A friend asked him to act in a funny video she wanted to make for her bat mitzvah. He did. Steven Spielberg happened to be at that bat mitzvah and was impressed with Alden.
Charlie Hunnam got discovered because he went drunk Christmas shopping on Christmas Eve. While he was out, he blew a kiss to an older woman. She was a production manager, and asked him if he’d considered acting.
Charlize Theron was struggling to pay the rent, and one day, at a bank, she was going nuts on a teller because they refused to cash her out-of-state check. The guy behind her gave her his card. He was a talent manager.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY
Quarterback Cam Newton is 32.
Model and Rob Kardashian’s baby mama Blac Chyna is 33.
One of the original MTV VJ’s, Martha Quinn is 62.
Eric Burdon, lead singer of The Animals, is 80.
He’s considered the first modern stand-up comedian, Mort Sahl is 94.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 154 fine films including:
– Ass Parade 27
– Bored Housewives 6
– Dirty Over 30 5
– It’s Okay She’s My Stepmother 4
– Memoirs of Bad Mommies 13
– Watching My Mommy Go Black 11
– And who could forget her role in 2012’s Eff My Mom and Me 17
Tara Holiday is 54 years old.
It took a little extra hockey but the Blues picked up a win against the Kings last night in LA. No goals were scored until the 3rd when Tyler Bozak found the back of the net. Just about 5 mins later the Kings tied it up and that’s how it stayed until OT. 46 seconds in, Justin Faulk found the back of the net and got the Blues the two points. We’re close to having final playoff picture. In the East – Penguins, Capitals, Bruins, and Islanders are all in. In the North, the Leafs, Oilers, Jets, and Canadiens are in. In the Central it’s the Hurricanes, Panthers, Lightning, and Predators. And in the West – The Knights, Avalanche, Wild, and Blues. A few divisions are still working out seeding with the few games remaining. But one thing we do know…The Capitals and Bruins will get things started on Saturday.
One final hockey thing….St. Louis Blues defenseman Jake Walman was not in the lineup on Monday night against the Kings after a positive COVID-19 test. Blues General Manager Doug Armstrong issued the following statement: “Jake Walman has tested positive for COVID-19. We are very comfortable it is a false positive as he passed the POC test today and has also been vaccinated. Under extreme caution, we have recalled Steven Santini under emergency conditions for tonight’s game.”
Daniel Walcot was already excited to be in his first NHL game. He got even more excited when he got to see how his debut would happen. The Tampa Bay Lightning started three Black forwards in their regular-season finale against the Florida Panthers on Monday night, a rarity in NHL history. Walcott, Mathieu Joseph and Gemel Smith were out together for the opening face-off and didn’t know they would be starting together until just minutes before game time. “First of all, they’re all in the NHL for a reason,” Tampa Bay coach Jon Cooper said. “They deserve to be here and have worked their tails off. To have them all together, they had a little chemistry. Moving forward in the league, you hope it isn’t a story anymore and will be the norm. It was a pretty cool moment for all those guys.” Florida won the game, 4-0. The teams will meet in the first round of the NHL playoffs that start this weekend. Roughly 3% of NHL players are Black, even though hockey and its teams have increased efforts in recent years to add to diversity within the sport through various feeder programs, some of them funded by the league.
The Cards and Brewers kick off their series tonight in Milwaukee. The Cards just wrapped up a weekend series sweep of the Rockies. KK gets the start for the Cardinals. First pitch is scheduled for 6:40PM.
Tim Tebow‘s NFL hiatus is over. The 2007 Heisman Trophy winner will sign a one-year deal with the Jacksonville Jaguars with a chance to make the team as a tight end. Back in April – Tebow had approached representatives from the Jaguars to request a tight end tryout. He also worked out with Jaguars tight ends coach Tyler Bowen. That the 33-year-old could get another shot in the NFL—at a new position, no less—still comes as a big surprise. Tebow hasn’t appeared in a game since 2012. He was unsuccessful in attempting to make the New England Patriots in 2013 and the Philadelphia Eagles in 2015.
The Green Bay Packers are trying to force Aaron Rodgers into a change of heart amid reports that he wants out of the franchise, and they’ve opened their pockets in an effort to keep him. Apparently, the Packers have made a “significant long-term” contract offer to Rodgers, who has reportedly told people within the organization that he doesn’t want to return to the team in 2021. Rodgers turned down offers that would have made him the highest-paid quarterback in the NFL. His lack of interest is because his frustrations “have little or nothing to do with money.” Rodgers currently ranks fifth among quarterbacks when it comes to yearly average salary, clocking in at $33.5 million.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady reportedly reached out to Tampa’s general manager so he could contact the team’s rookies after the 2021 NFL draft. Brady did so last Friday, and he is ready to serve as a mentor to second-round pick Kyle Trask, with whom Brady set up a meeting for a throwing session. While it’s not odd for veteran players to reach out to rookies after a draft, Brady stepping up has helped create a higher sense of professionalism with the Buccaneers organization. Brady joined the Bucs a year ago and that came with the cache of being the greatest quarterback in NFL history. His work ethic and the examples he sets, the Buccaneers hope, will help carry the team beyond the Brady era.
The Los Angeles Lakers announced Monday there will be a nine-part documentary on the franchise coming to Hulu in 2022. According to the release, the series will cover the past four decades of the Lakers starting with Jerry Buss purchasing the organization in 1979. It will include new interviews from 35 people within the organization, including the Buss family, Pat Riley, Phil Jackson, Magic Johnson, Shaquille O’Neal and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. It will feature in-depth looks at the “Showtime” Lakers in the 1980s, the Kobe Bryant and Shaq years in the early 2000s as well as the most recent title won by LeBron James, Anthony Davis and more.