How Is Your Significant Other Listed in Your Phone? – Twitter
The Internet Officially Ruined TikTok’s Viral #SilhouetteChallenge – Distractify
Suspect charged in MetroLink security guard’s murder – KMOV
Are These the Most Hated States in America? – Zippia
Oregon law to decriminalize all drugs goes into effect, offering addicts rehab instead of prison – USAToday
Xbox Series X console shortage could last until June, report says – CNET
Porch Pirates Steal a Woman’s Entire Porch – DailyMail
When Is the Last Time You Used Cash? – YouGov
A lawyer in Peru was taking part in a virtual hearing involving a violent local gang . . . then didn’t realize his camera was still on when he got naked and started having sex with a naked woman in his office. He’s been replaced by a different lawyer on the case.
Some parts of China have switched from the nasal swab Covid test to a more reliable and possibly even MORE painful alternative . . . the anal swab. And now authorities have had to clear up one big misconception. After videos came out of people waddling like penguins after their swabs, officials said that’s not a normal reaction . . . you’ll be walking fine afterwards.
Airline pilots have been making more errors than usual during the pandemic . . . and they say it’s because they’re, quote, “rusty” from so much less flying.
DUSTIN DIAMOND, a.k.a. Screech from “Saved By the Bell”, passed away yesterday. He was only 44. Dustin was diagnosed with Stage Four lung cancer just three weeks ago, and completed his first round of chemo last week. His team said, quote, “He was diagnosed with this brutal, relentless form of malignant cancer . . . [and it] spread rapidly throughout his system . . . the only mercy it exhibited was its sharp and swift execution. Dustin did not suffer.” According to reports, he wasn’t a smoker . . . and he thought that the cancer may have come from asbestos in the seedy motels he’d stay at while on the road. But it sounds like it started somewhere else, and then spread to his lungs. Sadly, the end came very quick. Over the weekend, the British tabloids said the doctors told him it would likely be terminal . . . and that he had anywhere from a few weeks to a year or two left. Dustin had two final wishes: To meet his idol Justin Chancellor, the bassist from Tool . . . and to visit the “Star Wars” exhibit at Disney World. Dustin’s friend says that he was a huge “Star Wars” fan . . . and he was thinking of starting a Tool tribute band before he was diagnosed. He’d taught himself several Tool songs by watching YouTube videos. Obviously, the cancer took him out before he had a chance to do those things. And then there are the tributes to Mr. Diamond online. From co workers with whom he CLEARLY burned bridges…
Elizabeth Berkley said, quote, “I’m grateful to have gotten to create with Dustin when we were at the beginning of our dreams coming true. I will hold onto those sweet memories and the laughs we shared.”
Lark Voorhies said, quote, said,” he was a caring gentleman, and my memories of him will always be cherished.”
Mark-Paul Gosselaar called him a “true comedic genius,” Tiffani Thiessen said she was “deeply saddened,” and Mario Lopez said, quote, “You will be missed my man. The fragility of this life is something never to be taken for granted.”
Mario also said that they were hoping Screech could make an appearance on Season Two of the “Saved By the Bell” revival . . . but now he’s pushing for there to be some kind of tribute. Last year, Dustin said he wanted to do it, but never got a call. Apparently, there was still some bad blood over that “tell-all” book that he put out back in 2009. That was just one of his many controversies over the years. He also released a homemade porn tape that he later claimed was fake . . . and spent time in prison for stabbing a guy in a bar.
EVAN RACHEL WOOD opened up the floodgates yesterday when she accused MARILYN MANSON of abusing her over the course of their relationship. In an Instagram post she said, quote, “He started grooming me when I was a teenager and horrifically abused me for years. I was brainwashed and manipulated into submission. I am done living in fear of retaliation, slander, or blackmail. “I am here to expose this dangerous man and call out the many industries that have enabled him, before he ruins any more lives. I stand with the many victims who will no longer be silent.” In 2018, Evan spoke before congress in favor of a Sexual Assault Survivors’ Bill of Rights. She said that she had suffered, quote, “Toxic mental, physical, and sexual abuse.” But at the time, she didn’t name Manson as her abuser. After yesterday’s Instagram post, though, several other women said he abused them, too. All of them say they suffer from PTSD and other psychological issues because of what he did to them. ROSE MCGOWAN, who also dated Manson, threw her support behind Evan, but didn’t take any shots at Manson. She also got some love from Anna Paquin, Selma Blair, Marg Helgenberger, Ilana Glazer, and more.
As a result of the allegations, Manson’s record label dropped him yesterday. Starz is removing him from an upcoming episode of “American Gods”, and the streaming service Shudder is scrapping an episode of “Creepshow” that he’s in. People have also been bringing up a 2009 interview where Manson said, quote, “I have fantasies every day about smashing her skull in with a sledgehammer.” A music journalist actually brought that up last year, and his rep said it was, quote, “obviously a theatrical rock star interview promoting a new record, and not a factual account.” In an Instagram post of his own, Manson said the allegations against him are, quote, “horrible distortions of reality.” There is more..nine days earlier she had also shared her story with California State Senator Susan Rubio who went straight to the US Dept of Justice and the Director of the FBI. She is asking that they contact the alleged victims and initiate an investigation.
Remember that song “Watch Me (Whip / Nae Nae)“ from 2015? Well, the young rapper behind it, SILENTO, real name Ricky Lamar Hawk is 23 now, and he’s just been arrested for allegedly MURDERING his cousin. The cops found the cousin, 34-year-old Frederick Rooks, shot to death in a Georgia street on January 21st, along with eight bullet casings on the scene. There’s no motive for the shooting, but supposedly the police have surveillance footage linking Silento to the scene. Silento had other run-ins with the authorities last year. In October, he was caught driving 143 miles per hour . . . and in September, he was arrested and charged with two felony counts of assault with a deadly weapon. That time, he allegedly threatened people with a HATCHET.
Silento facts: his real name is Ricky Lamar Hawk
Song title is Watch me (Whip/Nae Nae)
Song got to number 3 in the US
Networth according the web is $5 mil
The Nae Nae is a hip-hop dance that involves placing one arm in the air and swaying from side to side. … The dance was based on a character from the 1990s sitcom Martin.
94-year-old TONY BENNETT is battling Alzheimer’s disease. He was actually diagnosed in 2016, but his wife Susan says the family decided to come forward now because he’s, quote, “incapable of understanding the disease.” Tony can still recognize friends and family, and he’s not experiencing some of the worst symptoms, like episodes of rage, terror, and depression. But Susan says he’s, quote, “not always sure where he is or what is happening around him, . . . [and] mundane objects as familiar as a fork or a set of house keys can be utterly mysterious to him.” Tony hasn’t given up his career though, and his neurologist says music has, quote, “kept him on his toes and also stimulated his brain in a significant way.” Tony actually went on tour in 2019, and he has dates lined up for this year, too. Even though he wasn’t able to perform in 2020, he keeps on rehearsing. His pianist comes over twice a week, and they run through a 90-minute set. Susan says, quote, “Singing is everything to him. Everything. It has saved his life many times.” Susan also told “CBS This Morning” that Tony and LADY GAGA have a second joint album coming out this spring.
Also, a few days ago 84 year old Oxford scholar, Grammy-winning singer-songwriter/actor Kris Kristofferson has announced his retirement after five decades. He named his son to run his business. With songs like “Sunday Mornin’ Comin’ Down” and “Me and Bobby McGee,” and he was a member of the supergroup the Highwaymen. He starred in 70 films, earning a Golden Globe for his performance in 1976’s A Star Is Born. He was inducted to the Country Music Hall of Fame and was awarded the Johnny Mercer Award from the Songwriters Hall of Fame. He also received a lifetime achievement award from the Recording Academy. As for retiring, the release said Kristofferson will celebrate his 85th birthday this June with several special projects.
Elon Musk said in a live-stream interview yesterday that his human-computer-interface company, Neuralink, implanted a wireless video game controller . . . in a monkey’s skull. Here he is talking about it.
We don’t even know how the whole GameStop / Wall Street thing is gonna end, and there’s already a movie in the works. And yes, Netflix is doing it. It’ll be written by Mark Boal, who also wrote “The Hurt Locker” and “Zero Dark Thirty”. And NOAH CENTINEO from “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” will star in it. In addition, MGM won a bidding war to adapt a book about this chaos. A book that hasn’t even been written yet
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY
Singer Shakira is 44.
Former Green Bay Packer’s wide receiver Donald Driver is 46. He’s also a “New York Times” bestselling author, and the Season 14 “Dancing with the Stars” champion.
Comedian Adam Ferrara is 55.
Bassist for the band Stone Temple Pilots, Robert DeLeo is 55.
Still smokin’ hot model Christie Brinkley is 67.
Dog the Bounty Hunter, Duane Chapman is 68.
The Barefoot Contessa, Ina Garten is 73.
The guy who played Farmer Fran in The Waterboy, and he’s the voice of Slinky Dog in Toy Story 3, Blake Clark is 74.
Graham Nash, from Crosby, Still and Nash is 79.
Tom Smothers, one of the Smothers Brothers, is 84.
Today’s porno he-whore had better wash his hands after starring in 263 fine films…including:
– Bubble Butt Beauties
– Do Me in the Shower
– Dude, I Banged Your Mother 4
– Face Invaders 2
– Eff My Mom and Me 13
– Gastation Bathroom
– I’m a Slut . . . So What
– And who could forget his role in 2015’s Mardi Gras Juice
Pike Nelson is 50 years old today.
The Blues are in action tonight at Enterprise Center. They are currently 6-2-1 and sit on top of the Honda West. The Coyotes are in town for a pair of games. Puck drop tonights at 7PM. The Enterprise Center could be booming tonight as 1,400 fans are being let in for the game.
After a few days of waiting for their complicated trade to be finalized, the Cardinals and Rockies have completed their deal centering on third baseman Nolan Arenado. The league and the union have signed off on the swap. The Rockies will receive left-hander Austin Gomber, third baseman Mateo Gil, infielder Elehuris Montero and right-handers Tony Locey and Jake Sommers in exchange for Arenado. St. Louis is now getting one of the game’s premier infielders, and the team will reportedly add another year and $15M to Arenado’s contract. As such, he’ll be signed through 2027 at $214MM. The Rockies will absorb $51MM, including some in deferrals. The Rockies will pay all of Arenado’s $35MM salary in 2021.
Major League Baseball announced Monday night that it intends to start spring training and the 2021 regular season on time after the MLB Players Association rejected a proposal for a revised schedule. Earlier in the evening, the MLBPA officially rejected MLB’s proposal to delay the start of the 2021 season and shorten the schedule to 154 games. “Although Players salaries would not be initially prorated to a 154-game regular season, MLB’s proposal offers no salary or service time protections in the event of further delays, interruptions or cancellation of the season,” the MLBPA said.
Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is calling it a career after 14 seasons. Pedroia announced his retirement in a release Monday: The writing seemed to be on the wall in January 2020 when Pedroia suffered a “significant setback with his left knee” that put his availability for spring training into question and led to him “discussing his options with his family, agents and the Sox.” The setback came after he underwent his fifth knee surgery, which was a joint preservation procedure, in August 2019. He did not play during the shortened 2020 campaign.
His deal with the Bucs is only for one year, but that doesn’t mean receiver Antonio Brown’s contract doesn’t come with some sweet incentives. Brown has a chance to earn $750,000 if he closes out his season right. First condition: he has to have 35% playing time this season. He’s already got that handled. The second and probably most important condition to earning those big bucks? His team, the Bucs, need to win the Super Bowl. Even with a knee injury and even if he doesn’t play during the big game, as long as Tampa Bay beats the Chiefs, Brown will clear $750,000. That money equals his base salary for one year with the Buccaneers.
The NBA and NBPA are reportedly discussing hosting a three-point contest and dunk contest as part of an All-Star Weekend in Atlanta this March. While there is no agreement in place, Stein reported there is “momentum was clearly building” to hold the game. The NBA opened All-Star voting last week, and it will continue until Tuesday, Feb. 16. Starters will be announced Feb. 18 and reserves on Feb. 23. A combination of fan, player and media voting determines the All-Star starters, while coaches select the reserves.
The University of Texas has rehired Longhorns legend Vince Young as a special assistant to the athletic department. Terms of Young’s new job and salary in the athletic department were not immediately disclosed. If you remember, back in March 2019 he had been fired due to poor performance and “failing to maintain standards of conduct suitable and acceptable to the university.” Texas had also informed him of “unacceptable work performance” in September 2017. I believe he had himself a DUI problem.
Speaking of college athletics…the 12th ranked Fighting Ilini will take on Indiana on the road tonight. Tip off is scheduled for 8PM. Mizzou and SLU are on the court tomorrow.
Current Angels pitching coach and former New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway allegedly “aggressively pursued at least five women who work in sports media” by sending them unsolicited messages, commenting on their appearances and sending inappropriate photographs. Five women detailed Callaway’s behavior, which “spanned at least five years, multiple cities and three teams.” One woman said he “thrust his crotch” near her face during an interview, while another said he offered to share information with her about the Mets if she went for drinks with him. He allegedly used email, text messages and even LinkedIn in one instance to contact the women. A number of women, including some who said they were not approached by Callaway, said they were warned about him, with one saying, “It was the worst-kept secret in sports.” Callaway, who also coached in the Cleveland organization from 2010 to 2017, responded to the allegations via email: “Rather than rush to respond to these general allegations of which I have just been made aware, I look forward to an opportunity to provide more specific responses. Any relationship in which I was engaged has been consensual, and my conduct was in no way intended to be disrespectful to any women involved. I am married and my wife has been made aware of these general allegations.”
Defenseman Tony DeAngelo has apparently played his final game for the New York Rangers. The team announced he was not on the ice Sunday because he was on waivers. On Monday, the general manager said DeAngelo would no longer play for the team after an “incident” with their goalie. This comes after the Rangers appeared to make the defenseman a key part of their future when they signed him to a two-year, $9.6 million contract extension in October. The altercation was described as a “minor” one, but it was yet another unwanted development involving the defenseman for the Rangers this season