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Six Common Phrases People Get Wrong All the Time – BoredPanda

Subaru recalls vehicles to fix engine, suspension problems – Today

You Can Now Get Paid $42,000 a Year to be a Full-Time Cannabis Tester – Newsweek

A Guy Is Under Investigation After Skipping Out on Work But Still Getting Paid . . . For 15 Years – BBC

WANTED: Woman promising ‘witchcraft services’ steals $100K from victims in Naples – NBC 2

A Woman Attacks Her Uber Driver and Starts Biting His Neck – TheSmokingGun

A Couple Holds Their Wedding at a Mansion They Thought Was Vacant . . . They Didn’t Expect to Find the Owner There – Sun-Sentinel

I guess this day was inevitable:  We all finally have too much toilet paper.  Toilet paper sales were down 4% in January and it’s because so many people stocked up last year and are still working through their supplies.

Last year Americans spent $11 billion on toilet paper, which is $2 billion more than the average year . . . so yeah, we went way overboard on hoarding the stuff.

The Latest Covid Shortage Is . . . Garden Gnomes? – BBC

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Demi Lovato is speaking out with an apology for the way she handled the whole situation with the frozen yogurt shop The Bigg Chill. Demi called them out over the weekend for putting sugar-free cookies and other diet foods on display. Demi even sent DMs to the company, which she shared on her Instagram Stories. She later fired back at the media and said it’s time to stop “gaslighting women who stand up for themselves.” Now, Demi admits she could’ve handled the situation better. “I am very outspoken about the things that I believe in. I understand that sometimes my messaging can lose it’s meaning when I get emotional,” she says. “I definitely jumped to conclusions and probably shouldn’t have gone about this the way that I have,” she said. “I’m willing to talk to this froyo shop to help get this messaging right… The shop says ummm we are good.  “TO THOSE OF YOU ASKING. WE HAVE NOT RECEIVED ANY DONATIONS FROM DEMI‘S TEAM. NOR DO WE WANT ONE,” they wrote. “WE HAVE NOT MADE ANY CHANGES TO OUR MENU. WE HAVE NOT HEARD ANYTHING FROM DEMI SINCE HER ‘SORRY, NOT SORRY’ APOLOGY ON MONDAY. WE HAVE NOT HEARD FROM HER TEAM. THESE ARE PHOTOSHOPPED IMAGES. THANKS AGAIN FOR ALL OF YOUR SUPPORT,” they continued. 

Comedian ERIC ANDRE says he was racially profiled at an Atlanta Airport yesterday. He says two plainclothes officers singled him out for a random search while he was waiting to board a flight. (AUDIO)  He thinks he was targeted because he was the only non-white person in line He reached out to Atlanta Mayor KEISHA LANCE BOTTOMS on Twitter, saying, quote, “I know this isn’t the PD you want representing in your airports.”  He also said he’s looking for a lawyer in the city. It was actually the Clayton County Police who conducted a search, and they issued a statement saying that everything that happened during the encounter was consensual. But Eric Tweeted, quote, “I did NOT volunteer to a search and I did not volunteer to talk.   

The Academy Awards are Sunday night April 25th. It may  be scaled down due to the pandemic, but the swag bags are still loaded for the top 25 Oscar nominees. This year nominees will be getting gifts totaling $60k, which mostly consist of luxurious vacations, expensive beauty treatments, jewels, clothes and custom-created artworks. How does a two-night trip to Fiji at a private resort with a dedicated staff of 12, and your own personal five-star chefs, valued at $8,000 sound?! There’s also four nights at the Sailrock Resort in Turks & Caicos, valued at $10,000. The 93rd Oscars will air on ABC at 7. The plan is for high-profile presenters to deal out the awards on a rotating basis. Sounds interesting.  

It’s official! Michael Keaton, the Tim Burton era of Batman movies, will return. Director Andrés Muschietti revealed in an Instagram post that the superhero film officially kicked off production in London on Monday. The movie will be loosely based on the comic series known as Flashpoint, where Barry Allen tries to travel back in time to prevent the death of his mother. He accidentally creates another universe – which is watched over by Keaton’s Batman – 30 years after the events of Batman Forever. “The Flash” will be released on Nov. 4, 2022.

If this doesn’t signal the coming of the Apocalypse, I don’t know what does:  JOE EXOTIC says he’s willing to work with that WITCH CAROLE BASKIN.  Carole’s husband HOWARD . . . the one who did NOT disappear under mysterious circumstances . . . recently said they would help Joe get out of prison if he would support the Big Cat Public Safety Act that they’re trying to get passed into law. And Joe is on board. (AUDIO) But he’ll join the cause if it gets him out. Reached for comment, Carole said, quote, “I think he’d say anything, but not actually do it.” She added that Joe would have to, quote, “work with authorities to bring all of his buddies to justice and work with legislators to end cub handling,” before she’d support his release.  

Who’s resume and I describing here… In 2014, He crashed a share house, ran naked through Montauk and unsuccessfully tried to engage in a threesome by allegedly groping the woman’s husband… He was fired from an indie movie the year before after being accused of groping cast and crew members. He denied the claims he groped, but admitted “I might have kissed somebody on the cheek to say goodbye and then licked them,” and admitted he propositioned people for sex. “I’m single, depressed, lonely and trying to get a date.” In 2019, He was charged with groping a driver from a ride-hailing service. In 2018, he pled not guilty to misdemeanor battery and misdemeanor sexual battery after allegedly groping a woman’s buttocks….Yes…Andy Dick. And Mr. Dick is trying to get his life together — on a podcast  called, “ADickted to Love,”. He will talk with doctors, therapists, spiritual leaders, and recovery specialists to try and get him on the right path. Dick is a drinker but he tells a relationship that it’s sex addiction that is his problem.  He was with one man who stole his wallet, passport and keys. The idea is Dick gets help but he seems to still be resistant, saying on the episode, “I think I am f–king fine, doctor.” 

There’s been a lot of speculation about RONDA ROUSEY returning to the WWE.  Well, that’s not happening anytime soon, because Ronda and her husband TRAVIS BROWNE announced yesterday that she’s PREGNANT. In a YouTube video, Ronda revealed that she’s four months along, and showed off her baby bump and some sonogram video.  There’s no word yet on the gender. The video ended with Ronda saying, quote, “Baddest baby on the planet coming to you soon, September 22nd!”  

How about a music bio about the band KISS? It is in the works and Netflix is standing by with their checkbook out to acquire the rights. Netflix had no comment. A rep for the band said there are ongoing conversations with Netflix but no agreement has been signed. The film is expected to be fast-tracked to coincide with KISS’ “End of the Road,” the band’s final tour that will pick up around the world in 2021. KISS was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. 

After at least three attempts, a sequel series of How I Met Your Mother has come to fruition. Hulu has handed out a 10-episode, straight-to-series order for How I Met Your Father, with Hilary Duff to star Here’s Hulu’s official logline for HIMYF: “In the near future, Sophie (Duff) is telling her son the story of how she met his father: a story that catapults us back to the year 2021 where Sophie and her close-knit group of friends are in the midst of figuring out who they are, what they want out of life, and how to fall in love in the age of dating apps and limitless options. 

If you’re wondering how the guest hosting is going on Jeopardy  here are the numbers so far: Ken Jennings was the first and he’s done the best, with an average Nielsen rating of 6.  “Jeopardy!” producer Mike Richards is second with a 5.9. Aaron Rodgers is third with a 5.6 . . . but that’s after only ONE WEEK.  His second-week ratings weren’t in yet when the list was compiled.  Katie Couric is next with a 5.5.  And Dr. Oz brings up the rear with an average rating of 5.1. The rating represents the number of TV households estimated to be watching a show.  According to Nielsen, there are 121 million TV households in the U.S.  So Aaron’s 5.6 means that 5.6% of those households were watching him. Anderson Cooper just started his first two-week stint guest-hosting. AND…”Jeopardy!” revealed its final batch of guest hosts. The list  includes George Stephanopoulos, Robin Roberts, author and former “Jeopardy!” champ David Faber, and Joe Buck from Fox Sports and “Reading Rainbow” superstar LEVAR BURTON!! He is getting a shot . . . after an online campaign racked up more than 245,000 signatures.

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY 

Machine Gun Kelly is 31.

Amber Heard is 35. Aquaman’s queen, Mera, in the “Aquaman” and “Justice League” movies. And the former Mrs. Johnny Depp.

Daniel Johns is 42. Silverchair singer who let Natalie Imbruglia get away.

Shavo Odadjian is 47. System of a Down bassist.

Sherri Shepherd is 54. She who used to be one of the “View” . . . and was also Tracy Morgan’s wife Angie on “30 Rock”.

Jeffrey Dean Morgan is 55. Negan on “The Walking Dead”

Ryan Stiles is 62. Lanky 6-foot-6 comic from “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” and “The Drew Carey Show”

Peter Frampton is 71. ’70s rock legend.

John Waters is 75. Groundbreaking, subversive and trashy filmmaker whose credits include “Pink Flamingoes”, “Female Trouble” and the ORIGINAL, nonmusical version of “Hairspray”.

Jack Nicholson is 84.

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                        Shawna Edwards 

Today’s birthday girl has been in 191 fine films including:

                             – Beachside Bitches

                             – Creme De La Face 20

                             – Fire in the Hole

                             – The House of Hooters

                             – Lewd Crude And Tatoo’d

                             – The San Francisco 69’ers

                             – Warmed Buns

                             – And who could forget her role in 1999’s Allie McSqueal

Shawna Edwards is 44 years old.

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Yet another game where Cardinals starting pitching was not the problem, but maybe lack of offense was.  The Nationals yet again beat the Cardinals 1-0 after Carlos Martinez pitched 6 innings and allowed only 1 run on 4 hits.  But, Max Scherzer was better.  He pitched 6 innings and allow 0 runs while only allowing 4 hits.  The Cardinals now host the Reds for a weekend series.  First pitch tomorrow is scheduled for 7:15PM as KK gets the start for the Cardinals.

The Blues are back in action tonight against the Avalanche.  This will be the Blues first game since a 3-2 loss on Saturday after their game Tuesday against Colorado was postponed due to COVID concerns.  The Blues are 19-18-6 while Colorado is 30-9-4.  Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM.

The NHL is hoping to begin the 2021-22 season on October 12 with training camps opening September 22. The opening night date is nearly a week later than usual, but a return to a more typical start to the season in general. This year the league moved to a 56-game schedule beginning on January 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 regular season is expected to finish on May 13 with the Stanley Cup Final slated to wrap up in mid-July.

NFL owners approved a series of new rules Wednesday for the 2021 season, including one that will expand the influence of replay officials amid ongoing demands from coaches for more oversight of game-day officials. Replay officials will not be able to throw flags or reverse calls on their own. But they can now offer referees advice based on what they’ve seen on broadcast replays in the areas of possession, completed or intercepted passes, the location of the ball relative to the boundary or end line, and whether a player is down by contact. Previously, replay officials had been limited to participating in plays that were under review. Coaches will not have to throw challenge flags to prompt that advice, which some replay officials have been giving referees informally for years.  Another rule is a one-year experiment in an attempt to make it easier to recover onside kicks. In 2021, the receiving team on kickoffs will be limited to nine players within 25 yards of the ball.

Houston Rockets guard Kevin Porter Jr. will miss time because of a violation of the NBA’s health and safety protocols stemming from visiting a Miami strip club with teammate Sterling Brown that resulted in Brown being assaulted. Porter likely will be out until at least Sunday, Rockets coach Stephen Silas said prior to Wednesday’s game against the Utah Jazz. The NBA’s health and safety protocols limit where players can go while on the road. Police said Brown had “multiple lacerations throughout his body” when they arrived at the strip club at 6:53 a.m. Monday in response to a fight. Brown, who has been sidelined by a knee injury, was transported to a local hospital.  How bad was the fight?  Apparently someone said if Sterlin wasn’t as fit and in shape – since he’s a professional athlete – he would have died.  He was hit in the head with a bottle that slashed up his face

FIFA released the draws for the women’s soccer tournament at the 2021 Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Tuesday. The tourney will feature three stacked groups, including a Group G headlined by the United States and Sweden. USA has won gold in four of the six Olympics a women’s soccer tournament has been held. The other two teams to have won gold—Germany and Norway—did not qualify for the Olympics. The United States could have its hands full with the Swedes in group play, as Sweden was the runner-up to Germany at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. Group G is the only one with two teams in the top five of the FIFA women’s world rankings, as Team USA are No. 1 and Sweden is No. 5. Australia and New Zealand are the other two teams in US and Sweeden’s group.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway will welcome a limited number of fans back to the famed race track for the 2021 Indianapolis 500 on May 30.  Up to 135,000 fans will be permitted to watch the race in person, 40 percent of the track’s capacity. While the official number of seats in the grandstand has never been confirmed, a reporter counted 257,325 permanent seats in 2004. While the track has never announced official attendance numbers, an estimated 400,000 spectators attended in 1990.

In his quest to call out every major star who has ever fought in UFC, Jake Paul recently set his sights on former heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.  Appearing on a podcast with his brother Logan, Jake had this to say in response to Cormier’s comments about the controversial YouTube star’s win over Ben Askren in a boxing match: “Shut the eff up b—h. I’ll beat the eff out of your fat ass too. Cleveland ish. I swear to God, I’ll beat the eff out of Daniel Cormier.”

And finally — Congratulations to John Hinkle, Jr. and his father John Hinkle, Sr. for bowling a perfect 300 game.  Why congrats to both?  Well….John’s dad was inside the ball. The younger Hinkle is a two-time NCAA bowling championship winner, who credits his father for introducing him to the game. So, while Hinkle, Jr. was at Peoria, Illinois’ Landmark Lanes on April 12th, he used a bowling bowl – with the thumb hole professionally filled with his dead father’s ashes – to bowl a perfect 300 game. Hinkle said it took forever to find someone to put his dad’s ashes in a bowling ball but believes Hinkle Sr. was there to see him score his perfect 300.  Hinkle said “It’s special. Dad shot 298, 299, never had a 300. I had goosebumps, chills.”