Boy Scout troop’s camping trailer stolen in Festus – Fox2Now
Derek Jeter documentary by ESPN promises to ‘pull back the curtain’ – NYPost
Pilots ejected from F-15 after plane leaves runway at MidAmerica St. Louis Airport – STLToday
CrimeStoppers increases reward to $30,000 for info on murders of doctor, 70-year-old woman – Fox2Now\
A Guy Threw a Bucket of Pee at His Fiancée When She Refused to Sex Him Up – TheSmokingGun
What’s a Strange Food Combo You Eat . . . But Know It Sounds Nasty? – Reddit
Taco Bell is bringing back its controversial Naked Chicken Chalupa to get in on the chicken sandwich wars – BizInsider
48% of Us Hide Snacks Around the House – Yahoo
Mountain Dew Is Reportedly Releasing a Cake Smash Flavor That Tastes Like Dessert – Yahoo
Actor CHARLES GRODIN died yesterday after a battle with bone cancer. He was 86. Charles is probably best remembered for playing the straight man to a St. Bernard in the first two “Beethoven” movies in 1992 and 1993 . . . but he was in the original version of “The Heartbreak Kid” back in 1972. The movie was remade with Ben Stiller in 2007. Also “Rosemary’s Baby”, “Seems Like Old Times”, “Heaven Can Wait”, the 1976 “King Kong” remake, and the classic 1988 action-comedy “Midnight Run” with Robert De Niro. He also had a talk show on CNBC from 1995 to 1998.
PRINCE wrote SINEAD O’CONNOR’s biggest hit, “Nothing Compares 2 U”. And then he supposedly went PSYCHO on her. In her upcoming book, Sinead says Prince asked her to his Hollywood mansion, where he yelled at her for swearing in interviews and forced his butler to serve her soup, even though she kept refusing it. Then he turned nice all of a sudden and suggested they have a pillow fight. What she didn’t know is that he’d put something HARD in his pillowcase, and he whacked her with it. When she escaped the mansion on foot, he stalked her in his car, then got out and “chased her around on the highway.” Sinead says, quote, “You’ve got to be crazy to be a musician, but there’s a difference between being crazy and being a violent abuser of women.” As for “Nothing Compares 2 U”, she says, quote, “As far as I’m concerned, it’s my song.”
Bloomingdale’s walked away from a nearly done deal with Chrissy Teigen because of this cyber bully story that came up with Courtney Stodden. Macy’s also dropped the “Cravings by Chrissy” cookware line this week after model Courtney Stodden (who uses gender-neutral pronouns) revealed that Teigen (link) had encouraged them to kill themselves in private Twitter messages when they were just 16 years old. Bloomingdale’s was hours away from signing a contract with the Tiegen which would have her do a promotional event for the store, but not anymore. Stodden said that Teigen publicly tweeted messages (link) to them including “I hate you,” “my Friday fantasy: you. Dirt nap” and “go. To sleep. forever.” And privately messaged them telling them to kill themself. Macy’s took the goods off its site because people were venting their ire about the Stodden scandal in product reviews, but the source added that the company hasn’t made a decision about whether Teigen’s products will become available at Macy’s again in the future. Teigen is married to musician John Legend.
A man says he was almost killed by GWYNETH PALTROW’s vagina candle. A Texas man named Colby Watson claims he bought one of those “This Smells Like My Vagina” candles from Goop, and it EXPLODED. Watson admits the candle was burning for “three hours or less,” and there’s a warning on the website that you shouldn’t burn it for more than two hours at a time. But he believes that warning is insufficient. He apparently wasn’t injured, but he says someone COULD be. He’s trying to put together a $5 million class-action lawsuit for “breach of warranty and products liability.” Goop says, quote, “We’re confident this claim is frivolous and an attempt to secure an outsized payout from a press-heavy product. We stand behind the brands we carry and the safety of the products we sell.”
After living with depression for 22 years, KRISTEN BELL recently tried a new approach: MAGIC MUSHROOMS. And it sounds like it was a hell of a trip. Luckily, Kristen’s husband DAX SHEPARD is an ex-drug addict, so he not only knew where to get the shrooms, but he knew how to get the GOOD STUFF. Kristen didn’t say if she’s still using mushrooms
The original “Knives Out” had an amazing cast: Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Johnson, Chris Evans, Toni Collette, Christopher Plummer, Ana de Armas, and Lakeith Stanfield. Can the sequel top it when the only guy coming back is Daniel Craig? That remains to be seen. But they’re doing a pretty good job of loading up the cast already. Here’s who they’ve got so far: Dave Bautista, Kathryn Hahn, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae, and Leslie Odom Jr. There’s no word yet on the plot, but obviously, Daniel’s detective Benoit Blanc will have to solve another murder.
If someone busted into the room right now and said, “You gotta watch this show . . . It’s like ‘Game of Thrones’, but with OTTERS!!!” Would that get your attention? That’s what the Discovery Channel is hoping with its upcoming show “Otter Dynasty”. It’s about three clans of otters that live in Marina Bay in Singapore. The Bay City Clan are basically your One Percenters. They live the “royal life of luxury among Singapore’s futuristic landscapes.” The River Rebels are the up-and-comers who live in a “fashionable and trendy neighborhood.” And the Wildlings are a young clan living a “hard but adventurous life in the Mangrove forest where they tough it out against marauding lizards, floods and choppy seas.” The show will follow the otters as they “fight for their turn to be on top while continuing to adapt to their concrete jungle” . . . and I guess, also show their boobs a lot and raise dragons?
ABC unveiled its Fall schedule yesterday, and not much is changing until midseason. One of the new shows they’re rolling out is the “Wonder Years” reboot, which is about a black family in Alabama in the late ’60s. It’s narrated by DON CHEADLE. ABC also revealed (link) 29 of the 30 men who’ll be trying to hit up KATIE THURSTON on “The Bachelorette”. Number 30 is apparently a mystery. JIMMY KIMMEL was on hand for the announcement, and he brought his jokes (link). Including this one: “[Networks] need to stop trying to be cool. We’re like a Grandpa in skinny jeans. We’re not cool. “Isn’t there something to be said for dying with dignity? Somehow, with everyone stuck in their house and nothing to do but watch TV for the past 14 months, we STILL managed to lose ratings!”
Chicago’s Lollapalooza is returning and it’s just over two months away. The line up is announced today at 10 our time. The three-day festival will return at full capacity July 29-Aug. 1 at Grant Park. In order to attend, fans will have to produce full COVID-19 vaccination or negative COVID-19 test results obtained within 24 hours of attending Lollapalooza each day. Details on the festival entry process will be available in early July. Lollapalooza will announce its lineup Wednesday at at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets will go on sale two hours later.
How many times have you heard the song “Cold as Ice” by Foreigner and sang along, only singing those lyrics? Take a listen, and pay close attention to the background vocals. Now here’s the same exact section, but we’ve eliminated the music track so you can hear what they’re really singing. (Paradise . . . pay the price . . . THREE BLIND MICE. Who knew?)
Fox announced its fall schedule yesterday, and they’re going all-in on blockchain technology. They’re launching (link) their own NFT company, Blockchain Creative Labs, in conjunction with a new animated show called “Krapopolis”. The show takes place in mythical, ancient Greece, and it was created by Dan Harmon, the genius behind “Community” and “Rick and Morty”. The show will be curated entirely on the blockchain, and it will have a dedicated marketplace that will, quote, “curate and sell digital goods, ranging from NFTs of one-of-a-kind character and background art and GIFs, as well as tokens that provide exclusive social experiences to engage and reward super fans.” Fox is also working on an unscripted series (link) with TOM BRADY, but they didn’t give any details. In other news, NBC has signed (link) JIMMY FALLON to another five years on the “Tonight Show”.
The website Nameberry (link) . . . which is basically a baby name resource site . . . says that these are the most popular baby names inspired by celebrities:
- Saoirse. . . inspired by Saoirse Ronan. It started gaining popularity in 2016, the year Ronan was nominated for Best Actress for “Brooklyn”. It’s been gaining ever since. (FYI, it’s pronounced SIR-sha.)
- Rosalia. It’s been on the rise since Spanish pop star Rosalia performed at the 2020 “Grammys”. . . where she was also nominated for Best New Artist.
- Archie. Inspired by the son of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. In 2020, it cracked the Top 500 boy names, and it currently ranks at #19 in England.
- All those freakin’ Kardashian baby names. Dream is up 120 spots since Rob Kardashianchose that name for his daughter . . . Saint shot up 158 points thanks to Kim . . . Kourtney’s son Reign, Khloe’s daughter Tru, and Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi also gave boosts to those names. Although Tru got more popular for boys, not girls.
- Kehlani. This one skyrocketed to #168 on the list of girls’ names, thanks to the singer of the same name.
- Banks. It’s gotten more popular since Hilary Duff chose it for her daughter. But it’s more popular for boys than girls.
- Onyx. This one shot up after Iggy Azalea gave it to her son last year. But she might not have had anything to do with it. Gemstone names have been on the rise lately.
- Crew. It’s one of the fastest-rising names since it was bestowed upon the fifth child of Chip and Joanna Gaines from the show “Fixer Upper”.
- Ever since the deaths of Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna, the names of all his daughters have risen in popularity. In addition to Gianna, there’s Natalia, Bianka, and Capri. The name Bryant also shot up on the list of boy names.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY
YouTuber Jojo Siwa is 18.
Singer Sam Smith is 29.
The DJ with the big marshmallow on his head Marshmello is 29.
SNL Weekend Update guy Michael Che is 38.
Singer Shooter Jennings is 42.
One of the best power forwards in NBA history, Kevin Garnett is 45.
AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd is 67.
Dusty Hill from ZZ Top is 72.
Payton and Eli’s dad, Archie Manning is 72.
Model and actress Grace Jones is 73.
Pete Townshend from The Who is 76.
Peter Mayhew (link) (1944 – 2019) I miss you Chewie. (Would have been 77)
Nicole Brown Simpson (link) (1959 – 1994) (Would have been 62)
Joey Ramone (link) (1951 – 2001) He left us with some of the greatest rock music ever recorded . . . including his solo remake of “What A Wonderful World (link)“ . . . which should be considered a MODERN CLASSIC. (Would have been 70)
Today’s birthday girl has been in 842 fine films including:
– Beauty and The Breast
– Dip It
– Dreamy Creamy Heaven
– Mr. Beaver Checks In 17
– Pirate’s Booty
– Toe Licking Troupers
– When The Boys Are Not Around
– And who could forget her role in 2012’s It’s Shower Time
Eve Angel is 38 years old.
Last night we saw the Penguins tie the series up against the Islanders at 1 after they got the 2-1 win. The Lightning are now up 2-0 as they beat the Panthers 3-1. And Vegas got revenge as they beat the Wild and tied up that series. Tonight, we see the Capitals and Bruins play Game 3, the Predators take on the Hurricanes down 1-0 in that series, the Jets and Oilers play their game 1 and also – the Blues game.
Nolan Arenado is on fire. He hit ANOTHER homer bringing the consecutive streak to 4 games as the Cardinals were on their way to beat the Pirates 5-2. Jon Gant picked up his 3rd win of the year. Tonight, Jack Flaherty goes for win #8 as the two teams meet again at Busch. First pitch is scheduled for 6:45PM.
We have our FIFTH no-hitter of the year already and the first for the Detroit Tigers since 2011. Spencer Turnbull lead the league in losses back in 2019. He lost an incredible 17 times. However – it may all be forgotten after he pitched his first complete game – a no hitter – yesterday against the Mariners. Turnbull’s no hitter is the THIRD in the month of May.
Yesterday in the 2 East Coast play-in games. The Indiana Pacers DE-STROYED the Charlotte Hornets 144-117. The Celtics and Jayson Tatum’s 50 points beat the Wizard’s 118-100. The Hornets are out, and the Wizards now play the Pacers for the last spot in in the East. Tonight we see the two games in the West. The Lakers take on the Warriors and the Spurs take on the Grizzlies.
Bob Baffert was suspended Monday from entering horses at New York racetracks, pending an investigation into Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit’s failed postrace drug test. Baffert temporarily will not be allowed to stable any horses at Belmont Park, or run any of his horses at the New York Racing Association’s tracks. That ban includes races at Belmont Park, with the Belmont Stakes coming up June 5. A spokesman for the NY Racing Association said: “In order to maintain a successful thoroughbred racing industry in New York, NYRA must protect the integrity of the sport for our fans, the betting public and racing participants. That responsibility demands the action taken today in the best interests of thoroughbred racing.”
Reigning Major League Soccer champion Columbus has reached an agreement with supporters that walks back some of the more controversial aspects of its recent rebrand, including adding back the word “Crew” to the team’s official name and logo. A meeting took place between team reps and fans. The two sides quickly reached an agreement that when it came to the rebrand, the Columbus organization moved too quickly and without enough input from the team’s most passionate fans. The result was a return to the team’s original name of the Columbus Crew as well as changes to the logo. The Columbus organization announced details of the initial rebrand on May 10, after word of the project leaked the previous weekend. Among the changes were the new logo and that the nickname Crew was being dropped from the official team name. Instead, the team was to be referred to as Columbus SC. Obviously…this wasn’t met with open arms.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa expressed disappointment in Yermin Mercedes after his designated hitter swung at a 3-0 pitch in the ninth inning of a game Chicago was leading 15-4 at the Minnesota Twins on Monday night. Mercedes smashed the 47 mph pitch over the center-field fence for his third hit of the game. La Russa said: “Big mistake. The fact that he’s a rookie, and excited, helps explain why he just was clueless. But now he’s got a clue.” Because of how bad they were getting their butts kicked, the Twins were pitching with one of their infielders at the time. He got behind Mercedes 3-0 before basically lobbing the ball to the plate. Mercedes crushed it, then celebrated with his teammates while his manager seethed. La Russa said: “I was upset because that’s not a time to swing 3-0. I knew the Twins knew I was upset. … He missed a 3-0 take sign. With that kind of lead, that’s just sportsmanship and respect for your opponent.”
Tyson Fury announced on Twitter that he will fight WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight titleholder Anthony Joshua on Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia to determine the undisputed world heavyweight champion. However, the boxer’s promoter said the fight has yet to be confirmed as the two sides wait on the final contracts. According to ESPN, the site fee will be $155 million, including $75 million for each fighter. Fury and Joshua signed a two-fight deal in March to unify their heavyweight titles. Lennox Lewis is the last undisputed heavyweight champion, dating back to 1999-2000.