A Woman Got a DUI After Huffing Right Guard Deodorant While Driving – LINK
Do You Really Need to Update Your Passwords Every Year? – LINK
COVID in Europe: An updated list of travel restrictions for every European country – LINK
Page to sign bill ending marijuana screening for many St. Louis County job candidates – LINK
Duck Boat rides returning to Branson, Mo. for summer season – LINK
A man who got the 1st pig heart transplant has died after 2 months – LINK
A.I. Can Now Read People’s Social Media Posts and Tell if They’re Nuts – LINK
New Term: “Nocturnals” Are People Who Sleep During the Day to Avoid Society – LINK
It’s a hit. Love is Blind is Netflix’ top 10 since it started in February. So yea season 3 is coming. It was actually filmed at the same time as season 2 so it looks like it will debut “in the next year”
There was a first last night on the season premiere of “The Masked Singer”, but it wasn’t a good one. McTerrier . . . a contestant dressed as a giant white terrier in a kilt . . . lost his head after performing. He quickly turned around and ducked down to avoid being noticed and said, “What do I do? What do I do?” Nobody saw who it was, but McTerrier ended up being unmasked at the end of the show. It was pastry chef and Food Network star DUFF GOLDMAN That wasn’t the only chaos that ensued last night. Firefly hit the stage and started singing Chaka Khan’s “Ain’t Nobody” . . . then started CHOKING, and had to be led off the stage. Another contestant took over, but then Firefly came back out and did her thing (LINK)
“Black Panther” director RYAN COOGLER ended up in handcuffs after he was mistaken for a bank robber in Atlanta. It happened more than two months ago, but the world is just finding out about it now. On January 7th, Ryan and two other people pulled up to a Bank of America branch in the city. Ryan got out and went into the bank. He handed the teller a withdrawal slip with a message written on it that said, “I would like to withdraw $12,000 cash from my checking account. Please do the money count somewhere else. I’d like to be discreet.” The teller, whom police described as a pregnant black woman, thought she was being ROBBED, so she tripped an alarm. Police showed up and briefly detained Coogler and his associates, until they realized they did nothing wrong. After the news broke, Coogler issued a statement saying, quote, “This situation should never have happened. However, Bank of America worked with me and addressed it to my satisfaction and we have moved on.” Bank of America also issued a statement saying, quote, “We deeply regret that this incident occurred. It never should have happened and we have apologized to Mr. Coogler.” (LINK)
It was JAY-Z’s partnership with the NFL that allowed for this year’s hip-hop halftime show. Apparently, it wasn’t an easy sell. But Jay stuck to his guns. SNOOP DOGG says, quote, “[For Jay] to go to bat for us and tell the NFL, ‘[Eff] that. They perform or I quit,’ that was the most gangster [stuff] out of everything.” Jay also fought for the show’s more controversial aspects . . . like EMINEM taking a knee . . . the line in the song “Still D.R.E.” that says, “still not lovin’ the police” . . . or SNOOP DOGG wearing blue to symbolize his former membership in the Crips. Snoop says, quote, “Then with attire and kneeling and all this . . . you can’t wear your gangbang [stuff]?” Jay-Z hit me like, ‘Wear what the [eff] you want to wear. Peace to the Gods.'”
Kenan Thompson performed in Saturday Night Live sketch number 1,500 last weekend. Thompson has been part of the cast since 2003.
It’s that time of year again for the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. And they’re really pouring on the goo with, quote, “1,000 EPIC SLIMINGS.” There will even be an onscreen timer so fans at home can keep track. MIRANDA COSGROVE and ROB GRONKOWSKI are going to host together. The awards will take place Saturday, April 9th and will air at 7:30 p.m. on all four Nick channels: Nickelodeon, TeenNick, Nicktoons, and Nick Jr. The nominee list was announced yesterday. ADELE and TAYLOR SWIFT have the most individual nominations with four each. Some of the first-time nominees are OLIVIA RODRIGO, AWKWAFINA, DOJA CAT, and ELIZABETH OLSEN. Voting is currently open at Nick.com (LINK).
Not everyone loved Disney’s “Lion King” remake. The more realistic-looking CGI animals just lacked the warmth and expressiveness of the cartoon versions from the original. But that isn’t stopping Disney from heading back to Pride Rock . . . this time for a PREQUEL. It’ll be about the younger versions of brothers Mufasa and Scar (LINK)
Director Barry Jenkins says, quote, “Kings aren’t just born, they aren’t just made. They have to become who they are through a series of events that a lot of people can relate to.” Sounds like it’s an “origin story” about how Mufasa became king . . . and Scar became super evil and jealous.
“Game of Thrones” fans want GEORGE R.R. MARTIN concentrating on one thing and one thing only: “The Winds of Winter”, which is the sixth book in the series. It’s been in the works since 2011 . . . which is a long time. And right now, it doesn’t appear to be the most important thing on his agenda. He’s currently developing FIVE series for HBO, as well as, quote, “other animated shows” he’s not allowed to talk about yet. As for “The Winds of Winter”, George says he made a lot of progress in 2020, but less in 2021. But he IS still plugging along. He says, quote, “I know, I know, for many of you out there, only one of those projects matters. I am sorry for you. They ALL matter to me” (LINK)
Judy Justice Renewed For Second Season on IMDb TV
- Many people have found Judge Judy’s new home since she left daytime TV.
- Judy Justice is the new show on IMDb TV, and the network (owned by Amazon) has renewed the courtroom series for a second season.
- Earlier this week, Judge Judy Sheindlin said, “I am over the moon and couldn’t be happier with the Judy Justice reception in streaming. Amazon has been a terrific partner, and I look forward to our continued collaboration.”
- Judy Justice is the IMDb TV’s top original program. NICK CANNON’s talk show has been canceled. So has “Judge Jerry“.
Deftones Part Ways with Bassist Sergio Vega
- Bassist Sergio Vega has quit Deftones over a contract dispute. Vega had been in the band since 2009, replacing the late Chi Cheng.
- Vega alluded that the contract dispute is over whether he should be classified as an “official member” of Deftones.
- The bassist shared his side on Instagram, saying “I was told that I would be brought in over time to become an official member. I had worked with the band for 12 years, and at the start of every album cycle, I asked about becoming an official member, but the contract would be improved instead.”
- Vega added that COVID caused him to question his place in the band, and, as he said “the future that I wanted for my career. I really started to need something stable, because, at that point, my contract with them was canceled.”
- After a contract dispute, Vega says Deftones’ lawyers rescinded their offer.
- Vega’s hopeful for the future and thanks Deftones fans for “creating a new sense of passion for music that I will always cherish and carry with me. You truly changed my life.”
Selma Blair got an order of protection against her boyfriend, claiming he attacked her … this after he was arrested for felony domestic violence with corporal injury. According to the docs, obtained by TMZ, Selma and Ronald Carlson were in a long-term relationship that recently ended. Ronald went to her home on February 22 to drop off a TV set. Selma told him she had been medicated all day to treat her Multiple Sclerosis and was feeling ill. She says he got frustrated and screamed at her, “You f**ked up, you can’t do anything, you can’t love anybody, you’re f**king useless, you cripple.” She says he went on to say, “I don’t f**king deserve this, I can do so much better than you.” Selma claims Ronald became enraged and lunged at her, jumped on top of her body while she was lying on the sofa, grabbed her by the neck “and strangled her, throttling her and shaking her head and shoulders aggressively.” According to the docs, Selma says she stuck her fingers into his eyes and mouth and he responded by covering her mouth and face with his hands. She says she was unable to breathe and lost consciousness. Police came to their house and when they interviewed Selma, she says her nose began to bleed heavily and she lost consciousness again. We’re told EMTs on scene made the decision to take Selma to the hospital for a further evaluation. Ronald was arrested for felony domestic violence with corporal injuries. The police obtained a 5-day restraining order against Ronald, prohibiting him from going near Selma. She then had her lawyer go to court and obtained a temporary restraining order Ronald filed a petition for a restraining order today against Selma — 15 days after the incident — he says when he was at her home she asked him to sit next to her. He claims they had both been ill so he declined to get next to her, at which point she became “angry and antagonistic.” He says she got in his face and said, “Your daughter is a f**king loser.” He claims Selma then swung at his face with her right arm and struck him in the eye. He says she then attacked him with both arms, scratching him in the nose, eyes and cheeks. He says he reached for her defensively, and denies attacking her. He says her bloody nose was a persistent problem that she had complained about 2 days earlier in a text (above). As far as we can see, his restraining order petition has not yet been granted.
The new trailer for the NICOLAS CAGE movie “The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent” looks amazing.
Truth, they say, is stranger than fiction. Just look at Pete Davidson. The comic performer has one of the most interesting lives in showbiz. On SNL he mostly either talks about or plays versions of himself. He’s a sex magnet who’s dated everyone. He so enraged Kanye West (by dating his ex-wife) that the rapper made a deeply troubling video about him (that Davidson loved). It only makes sense for that life to become the stuff of fiction.
That’s one way of saying that he’s getting a comedy series where he plays a fictionalized version of himself. As per Deadline, SNL honcho Lorne Michaels is producing a show tentatively called Bupkis, about a Pete Davidson-like human played by Pete Davidson himself. It’s being compared to Curb Your Enthusiasm, but it also sounds quite a bit darker. Deadline says it’s been described as a “raw, unflinching, fictionalized version of Pete Davidson’s real life,” which will “include a mixture of grounded storytelling with absurd elements depicting an unfiltered view through Pete’s eyes.”
Davidson’s life, of course, isn’t always lighthearted. There’s tragedy amidst the comedy. His father, a firefighter, died in service during the September 11 attacks, when he was only seven. He’s struggled with mental illness. That pain has fueled his comedy, and his monologues often find him trying to find the humor in his sometimes difficult existence. He’s also played a fictionalized version of himself, in Judd Apatow’s The King of Staten Island. That said, how much more strange could a fictionalized version of Davidon’s life be when the real deal’s already bizarre? But if anyone can find a way to make his life even weirder, it’s Pete Davidson.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Olivia Wilde is 38.
Carrie Underwood is 39.
He played Richard on the show Silicon Valley, Thomas Middleditch is 40.
Breaking Benjamin singer Benjamin Burnley turns 44.
Robin Thicke is 45.
Rapper/producer Timbaland is 50.
St. Louis’ own Jon Hamm is 51.
Singer Edie Brickell is 55. She’s married to Paul Simon.
Record producer Rick Rubin is 59.
Jeff Ament is 59. Pearl Jam bassist.
Sharon Stone is 64.
Playboy Playmate of the Year 1982 and married to Gene Simmons… of KISS, Shannon Tweed is 65.
Chuck Norris is 82
Today’s birthday girl has been in 328 fine films, including:
- America’s Got Lesbians
- Barefoot Maniacs 6
- The Blackmarket Bayou
- Bubble Butt Bonanza 16
- Filthy Family 10
- Relax, She’s My Stepmom
- And who can forget her role in 2010’s Welcome to Tuna Town
MacKenzee Pierce is 34 years old
Tonight the Blues look for some revenge against one of the teams that got the best of them during their east coast road trip. The Blues host the Rangers tonight at Enterprise. The Blues are also looking to break their 4 game losing streak. Puck drop tonight is scheduled for 7PM.
The second week of the Major League Baseball season was canceled on Wednesday. The league and players can’t agree on a collective bargaining agreement. The second week of cancellations put a 162 game season in jeopardy. If MLB doesn’t pay the players full pay and service time, the players association could remove concessions from the table, and both sides could drift further apart. MLB’s lockout is approaching 100 days.
If there is a Major League Baseball season in 2022, some of the games will reportedly be broadcast exclusively on Apple TV+. The streaming network will air weekly Friday Night Baseball doubleheaders as part of a deal scheduled to start this year. Coverage of the doubleheaders will be produced by the league, and they will be exclusively carried on Apple’s platform and not by the team’s local channels. Apple’s deal with MLB will also feature a 24/7 livestream for highlights and game replays and a highlight show called MLB Big Inning that will air every weeknight and include live look-ins to ongoing games.
The Colts are trading quarterback Carson Wentz to the Washington Commanders for a package of draft picks. The Colts will receive the Commanders’ third-round picks in 2022 and 2023. The 2023 third-rounder can become a second-round selection if Wentz plays 70% of Washington’s snaps. The teams also swapped second-round picks in 2022, with the Colts moving up from No. 47 overall to No. 42.
Free-agent wide receiver Antonio Brown reiterated this week that he and Kanye West want to buy the Denver Broncos. AB said that he and Ye are “extremely serious” about making a play for the Broncos. The Broncos were officially put up for sale last month. The Broncos are valued at nearly $4 billion, and their sale is expected to set a new record for the highest price in the history of major American sports. Brown has earned over $80 million during his 12-year NFL career and West has a net worth of $6.6 billion. If the two of them could come up with the money, a sale to Ye and AB would also have to be approved by the rest of the owners in the league. Kanye West and Antonio Brown have become close friends recently, leading West to appoint Brown as president of his sports company, Donda Sports.
A U.S. congressman who played football at Baylor is among those concerned about Brittney Griner, who is being held in Russia on drug charges. He said QUOTE “My office has been in touch with the State Department, and we’re working with them to see what is the best way forward. I know the administration is working hard to try and get access to her and try to be helpful here. But obviously, it’s also happening in the context of really strained relations. I do think that it’s really unusual that we’ve not been granted access to her from our embassy and our consular services.”
In SEC tournament action, the Mizzou Tigers took on Ole Miss last night. And, with a 12-20 record, the Tigers got the 72-60 win and will now take on LSU today at 1:30PM. Mizzou is currently the 12th ranked team in the SEC and LSU is 5th. Also in action tonight is the St Louis Billikens. They come in the A10 tourney as the 5th seed and they will take on the 12th seeded La Salle Explorers. Tip off is scheduled for 1:30PM as well.
A 25-year-old woman filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is her biological father. Alexandra Davis filed a lawsuit, now temporarily sealed, that says Jones had a relationship with her mother, Cynthia Davis, in the 90s, which led to her conception. She says Jones reached a deal to financially support Cynthia and Alexandra as long as they didn’t publicly identify that he was the latter’s father. Alexandra Davis’ lawsuit is intended to determine she is not legally bound by the previous agreement between Jones and her mother. She is also looking for a ruling that such agreements are “unenforceable” in the state of Texas. According to the documents, genetic testing determined Cynthia’s husband was not Alexandra’s father, which meant he did not have to pay child support following the divorce. As for Jones, he and his wife, Gene, have been married since 1963