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Vangelis, the Greek electronic musician who won an Oscar for his memorable Chariots of Fire score died Tuesday at a hospital in Paris. He was 79. No cause of death was revealed. Vangelis, who began playing piano at age 3 but never learned to read or write music, also produced the score for Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. His iconic, space-age theme to Chariots of Fire (1981) spent four weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart; sold 3 million copies within a year; was nominated for record of the year at the Grammys. The song also served as background music during the winners’ medal presentation ceremonies at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
Attacking Dave Chappelle at the Hollywood Bowl is opening an even bigger can of worms for Isaiah Lee, who’s now facing attempted murder charges … for a separate incident The L.A. County D.A.’s Office says Lee stabbed his roommate back in December … which flew under the radar until Lee made international headlines when he tried to tackle (LINK) Chappelle earlier this month. District Attorney George Gascón says, “The publicity generated by the attack on Mr. Chappelle helped police solve this crime.”According to the D.A., Lee stabbed his roommate at a transitional housing apartment — but the victim wasn’t able to identify Lee as his attacker until he saw him in the media reports about the Chappelle incident. The victim had previously reported the attack to cops.
63-year-old Flavor Flav revealed he recently learned that he is the father to a young boy. The singer found out he has a three-year-old son named Jordan with his former manager Kate Gammell after taking a paternity test, TMZ reported. Jordan will now take on his father’s surname Drayton. This is Flav’s eighth child with four different moms.
Ed Sheeran is a dad of two! Yesterday Ed Sheeran surprised everyone and announced on Instagram that he and his wife Cherry Seaborn welcomed their second baby together, another daughter. The couple is already parents to daughter Lyra Antarctica, whom they welcomed in August 2020.
RIHANNA and ASAP ROCKY welcomed their baby last week on Friday the 13th in Los Angeles, according to a source. The baby’s name hasn’t been revealed. A source also said, quote, “Rihanna is doing well. They are very excited to be parents. Rihanna is already a wonderful mom.” Well, after the news broke yesterday, CHRIS BROWN congratulated her on his Instagram Story with emojis of a red heart, prayer hands, and a pregnant woman. He didn’t tag her by name, but it’s obvious who he’s referring to. If you remember, they dated from 2007 until 2009 when Chris attacked Rihanna. They briefly got back together from 2012 to 2013 (LINK)
JOHNNY DEPP’s defamation case hinges on whether or not an op-ed AMBER HEARD wrote destroyed his career. But a witness yesterday said Johnny sabotaged his own career.Johnny’s former agent TRACEY JACOBS testified that he went from the biggest star in the world to a liability due to his drug use. “The jury also heard from a Disney exec who testified that Amber’s column had nothing to do with their decision to make a new “Pirates of the Caribbean” without Johnny. She suggested it had more to do with his issues (LINK)
ADAM SANDLER gave the commencement speech at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts yesterday. And he called out MARTIN SCORSESE, who was there as an alum. First he warned parents that their kids are getting into the wrong business. Quote, “Parents, listen to me. You guys really messed up. You might be supporting these kids for a very long time. They are not leaving the nest any time soon.”This is a tough business they chose, but there’s still time to talk them out of it. I’m trying to talk my kids out of show business, and they know [effing] Adam Sandler.”Then he added, quote, “Somehow slip your kid’s headshot to Mr. Martin Scorsese before this event ends. He’ll love it, I promise . . . and do not take no for an answer. That’s how Leo’s mom did it.”
Riverdale will end with Season 7 on The CW. The news was part of The CW’s 2022 fall schedule release, which stated that the popular series will debut its seventh and final season at midseason in 2023. The show was renewed for Season 7 back in March among a slew of other CW shows like The Flash. It is now the latest long-running CW show to come to an end. Riverdale proved to be a major hit for The CW upon its debut and exploded in popularity once it became available on Netflix. The series stars KJ Apa as Archie Andrews, Lili Reinhart as Betty Cooper, Camila Mendes as Veronica Lodge, and Cole Sprouse as Jughead Jones. Riverdale has aired over 100 episodes to date.
MTV announced Wednesday that it’s developing “Jersey Shore 2.0” . . . a reboot with an all-new, younger cast. Well, SNOOKI and company are NOT here for it. The original cast issued a statement saying it’s not okay Quote, “As a cast that took a chance with a network in need, we put our most vulnerable moments on television for the world to see. “We gave our all over the past 13 years, became a family and continue to open our lives for the world. So please understand that we are not in support of a version that will exploit our original show, our hard work and authenticity to gain viewers.” Of course, they’re STILL on MTV, and they finished their statement with a plug for their show . . . quote, “Don’t forget to tune into an all-new season of ‘Jersey Shore: Family Vacation'” (LINK)
Looks it time for another Oceans moive Margot Robbie is staring and producing. Details on the script are being kept in the vault, but it is known to be an original Ocean’s Eleven that is set in Europe in the 1960s. The project is in active development and is not greenlit, insiders say, but the goal is to begin production in spring 2023 (LINK)
SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer SERJ TANKIAN had to give up video games when his playing started to cause damage to his hands. He was so addicted . . . particularly to“NBA Jam” . . . that it was getting hard to make music. But that didn’t stop him from making music for video game In an interview with “Loudwire”, Serj said, quote, “I’m not doing games now, but I love doing music for them.” His latest video game project was lending vocals to the soundtrack of “Metal: Hellsinger”. The game hasn’t come out yet, but it’ll be for the PC or PlayStation 5 (LINK)
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Jack Gleeson is 30. Joffrey on “Game of Thrones”.
Rachel Platten is 41. “Fight Song”.
Busta Rhymes is 50. Real Name: Trevor Tahiem Smith Junior. Chuck D from Public Enemy gave him the name “Busta Rhymes” as a shout-out to former, crazy, gun-loving NFL wide receiver George “Buster” Rhymes.
Mindy Cohn is 56. Natalie on “The Facts of Life”.
Bronson Pinchot is 63. Much like the guys who played Screech, Urkel and Horshack, he will eternally be known as Balky.
Cher is 76.
Josh Allen is 26 – quarterback for the Buffalo Bills.
Judge Reinhold is 65. Billy Rosewood in the “Beverly Hills Cop” movies, Neil in “The Santa Clause” movies, and Brad in “Fast Times at Ridgemont High”.
Mr. T is 70. B.A. Baracus on “The A Team” and Clubber Lang in “Rocky III”.
Al Franken is 71. Former Minnesota senator and “SNL” writer / cast member.
And on Sunday
Novak Djokovic is 35. Serbian player.
Daniel Bryan is 41 – One of the best sports entertainers around. He’s held the WWE Championship multiple times. Currently wrestles for AEW.
Naomi Campbell is 52. Angry supermodel who did community service for hitting her housekeeper over the head with her jewel-encrusted cell phone.
Morrissey is 63.
Ted Kaczynski is 80. The Unabomber. Between 1978 and 1995 he mailed out 16 bombs, killing three people and injuring 23. He’s serving life in prison without the possibility of parole
Today’s birthday girl has been in 286 fine films, including:
- Addicted to Sex
- Bad News Bitches 1 & 2
- Bang Van 2
- Hair There and Everywhere
- Horny High 1
- Toe Jam 2
- White Bitch Sandwich 2
- And who can forget her role in 2011’s Dad’s Gonna Be Mad
Cherry Poppens WOULD have been 40 years old! She passed away back in 2018.
The Blues lost Game 1 against the Avalanche 3-2 in OT on Tuesday. Last night, after some changes to the lines made by coach Craig Berube, the team came out looking like a different squad. And, thanks to goals from Jordan Kyrou, TWO from David Perron, and an empty netter from Brandon Saad, the Blues picked up the 4-1 Game 2 win. Jordan Binnington stopped 31 shots in the win. Series tied at 1. Game 4 3 is Saturday – sucks you’ll miss it because you’ll be at Pointfest. Puck drops at 7PM.
The other game on last night saw the Lightning beating the Panthers 2-1. Tampa is up 2-0 in that series. The Rangers and Hurricanes face off at 7 tonight and the Flames host the Oilers at 9:30PM.
Good news bad news for the Cardinals. Good news, they are done with the series against the Mets…bad news…they lost the series finale after a walk off homer by Pete Alonso in the bottom of the 10th. Final score yesterday was 7-6. The team now shifts their focus to a series against the Pirates in Pittsburgh. Nolan Gorman and Matthew Liberatore both have been called up and will be joining the team in Pittsburgh. Tonight, Adam Wainwright gets the start. First pitch at 5:35PM.
Last night the Celtics tied things up against the Heat in Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. Game 3 is tomorrow night. Tonight – Game 2 of the Mavs/Warriors series. Tip off is at 8PM.
Alabama won’t get the chance to make good on last season’s loss to Texas A&M until Oct. 8. However, Nick Saban fired a few opening shots at the Aggies when speaking out about name, image and likeness deals. He claims that Texas A&M’s No. 1 rated recruiting class was heavily fueled by NIL deals. “I know the consequence is going to be difficult for the people who are spending tons of money to get players. You read about it, you know who they are. We were second in recruiting last year. A&M was first. A&M bought every player on their team. Made a deal for name, image and likeness. We didn’t buy one player.” Saban stated that Alabama players combined to earn $3 million “by doing it the right way.” And it didn’t stop there….Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher had a response yesterday. In his response, he called Saban a “narcissist” and insinuated that Saban has not followed NCAA rules in the past. “Some people think they’re God,” Fisher said. “Go dig into how God did his deal. You may find out about a guy, a lot of things you don’t want to know. We build him up to be the czar of football. Go dig into his past.” Last night, the SEC came out and reprimanded both coaches and basically told them to chill.
A Pennsylvania teenager broke a track and field record that stood for almost 60 years. Gary Martin, a senior at Archbishop Wood High School ran a mile in under four minutes, becoming the first high schooler to do so since Jim Ryun in 1965. Martin pulled it off at the Pennsylvania Catholic League Championship, crossing the finish line at an official 3:57:98. Martin said seeing everyone at the meet to cheer him on and see him break the record was a great moment. Martin said he hopes to one day compete in the Olympics, but for now he will attend the University of Virginia next fall.
U.S. Women’s Soccer players got what they wanted: Going forward, men and women will be paid EQUALLY. They’ll earn the same game bonuses and appearance fees . . . and they’ll also pool their World Cup prize money and share it down the middle, becoming the first soccer federation in the world to do so. FIFA doesn’t dole that money out equally. The U.S. Women’s National Team filed a lawsuit in 2019 demanding to be paid as much as the male players.
The 2022 PGA Championship kicked off yesterday with first-round action. The trio of McIlroy, Woods, and Speith was the group to watch. Not just because of Tiger, but because of the 22 majors between the three. But, the main show was Rory. He dominated and is in the lead sitting at 5-under. Woods is at +4 after Round 1. However – the most interesting state from the tourney was John Daly. Not only did he share the lead at one point, but this is a stat put out by someone – who we’ve seen some verification. John Daly yesterday smoked 21 cigs, drank 12 diet cokes, at 6 packs of peanut m&ms and drank ZERO ounces of water. He’s the leader in our eyes. The tournament resumes today and wraps up on Sunday.