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Happy Joe’s Pizza & Ice Cream to permanently close Marlborough location – LINK

City Diner in St. Louis Has Closed | St. Louis Metro News – LINK

A CEO Caught Heat for Posting a Crying Selfie After Laying People Off – LINK

Coca-Cola’s Latest Weird Flavor Is Supposed to Taste Like . . . Dreams – LINK

A Woman Let Her Six-Year-Old Drink a Beer at a Gas Station? – LINK

Ford F-150 Lightning gets price hike, debuts two colors – LINK

‘Gun’ that prompted school lockdown was actually a hand-held massager, GA sheriff – LINK

Casket knocked over during family brawl at Richmond funeral – LINK



If you’ve ever had a judge slap one of those electronic monitoring bracelets on your ankle, you can thank your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man for that. There used to be a Spider-Man comic strip that ran in newspapers across the country.  And in one installment back in August of 1977, the villain Kingpin attaches a monitoring device to Spider-Man’s wrist. Well, a New Mexico judge named Jack Love saw it, and he thought maybe that technology could be used to keep an eye on low-level criminals.  So he teamed up with an engineer to make it happen. Judge Love was also the first person to WEAR the device . . . as an experiment.  He said, quote, “It put me on a very short leash.”

Back in April, Olivia Wilde was served custody papers from her ex-husband Jason Sudeikis, while she was onstage at a film festival.  At the time, Jason claimed he had nothing to do with how and where Olivia was served.  But it sounds like she doesn’t believe him.  In newly-obtained court documents, Olivia said it was very much intentional. Quote, “Jason’s actions were clearly intended to threaten me and catch me off guard.  He could have served me discreetly, but instead he chose to serve me in the most aggressive manner possible.” She also said that what he did was NOT in the best interest of their children, 8-year-old Otis and 5-year-old Daisy.  And because of what he did, Olivia filed for custody in Los Angeles. Jason is trying to get custody because he wants the kids to live with him in New York.

While “Only Murders in the Building” has already been renewed for a third season, Steve Martin sees the end of the line approaching. He says, quote, “When this television show is done, I’m not going to seek others.  I’m not going to seek other movies.  I don’t want to do cameos.  This is, weirdly, it.” But Steve’s not retiring from showbiz altogether.  He and Martin Short are still enjoying their live show.  But Steve says, quote, “There may be a natural end to that . . . somebody gets sick, somebody just wears out . . . but I wouldn’t do it without Marty.”

We all know Armie Hammer is a FREAK . . . allegedly.  The story is so insane that Discovery+ made a docuseries about it called “House of Hammer”. It includes several women describing the deviant, humiliating, and often FRIGHTENING things he supposedly put them through. But as the title suggests, this series is an exposé on the entire Hammer FAMILY . . . which includes his great-grandfather, the oil tycoon Armand Hammer.  And it sounds like Armie comes from a long line of deviants. In a new trailer for the series, Armie’s aunt Casey Hammer says, quote, “When all this came out about Armie, I was not shocked.  You just don’t wake up and become this dark controller, abuser.  This behavior is deep-rooted.” She adds, quote, “Every generation of my family has been involved in dark misdeeds, and it just gets worse and worse and worse.”  “House of Hammer” drops on Discovery+ on September 2nd.

Over the Aug. 5-7 weekend, social media was buzzing over the new movie Prey, the 549th installment in the Predator franchise. Many wondered why 20th Century and Disney didn’t open the movie in cinemas, considering the theatrical calendar for August is notably light this year. Instead, Prey debuted directly on Hulu. On Tuesday, Disney said the film scored the No. 1 premiere on Hulu to date, including all film and TV series debuts. Additionally, it was the most watched film premiere on Star+ in Latin America and Disney+ under the Star banner in all other territories, based on hours watched in the first three days of its release. Disney did not share total hours viewed, as Netflix does. Since companies don’t report streaming viewership numbers into a central clearinghouse, there’s no third-party verification.

Jon Hamm has joined the season three cast of Apple’s The Morning Show. The news comes after the Mad Men alum recently poked fun at the streamer for its roster of A-list stars that included everyone, seemingly, but him. The “Everyone but Jon Hamm” ad earned an Emmy nomination for outstanding commercial. Hamm will play Paul Marks on The Morning Show. The character is described as a corporate titan who sets his sights on UBA.

As Better Call Saul is coming to an end, series co-creator — and Breaking Bad creator — Vince Gilligan is ready for what comes next. And once again, for his next drama project he is going with a wholly original idea. No one would comment, but there is a lot of anticipation in the marketplace for the pitch, which is expected to come out in the next couple of weeks, with at least 8-9 networks and platforms lined up to hear it. Word is that the new show harkens back to Gilligan’s tenure on The X-Files. Described as a blended, grounded genre drama, the new series also is being compared to The Twilight Zone. It is said to be set in our world while putting a tweak on it, focusing on people and exploring the human condition in an unexpected, surprising way.

A ’90s rock festival called Flannel Nation has been postponed after four bands dropped out.  This was days before it was supposed to go down this Saturday in San Pedro, California. The bands who canceled were Sugar RayCandleboxEverclear, and Filter . . . all big names on the Flannel Circuit.  Candlebox and Filter cited “unforeseen circumstances” as their reason for dropping out. But Everclear made it sound like this wasn’t exactly a premium event.  Quote, “It has been brought to our attention that the event organizers do not have the adequate means to provide the level of experience our fans expect and deserve.”  Flannel Nation organizers said in their announcement, quote, “Due to ongoing problems and logistical setbacks, putting on Flannel Nation as intended has become infeasible . . .Our goal is to retool and reschedule the event and tickets will be honored for the new date when announced.”

Garth Brooks is calling out Ticketmaster and the company’s use of dynamic pricing. Brooks suggested the ticketing giant get rid of ticket scalping instead. He had this to say about it, “That’s a tough one. Bruce Springsteen is going through it right now. We’re all watching it. Here’s the bottom line for me, and I know this is silly, but I have screamed and screamed as long as you’ve known me: just knock out scalping. That’s it. Just make it illegal. That way, the price of the ticket is the price of the ticket,” he continued. Garth Brooks wrapped up the US portion of his Stadium Tour this weekend in Houston and he’s looking to do more Vegas Residency.

This is the definition of surreal.  You’re at Dollywood enjoying a funnel cake or frozen lemonade and all of a sudden there’s the real Dolly Parton riding by on a golf cart.  And . . . sitting next to her is Willie Nelson. It happened Monday and the park patrons who were able to fire up their cameras fast enough, got some great pics and video.  Willie was there filming the movie, “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas”, which will debut in December on NBC.  It also features Jimmy FallonBilly Ray Cyrus, and Miley Cyrus. Here’s another awesome “Dolly moment.”  Tuesday, she was in Columbus, Ohio on behalf of her Imagination Library.  During an interview she was asked how she’d like to be remembered many years from now.  She didn’t miss a beat.

Wendy Williams is apparently teasing an upcoming podcast she is putting together.  I want to play you the clip she posted on the internet yesterday.  Now, just be aware – our computers aren’t going to be screwing up, your radio isn’t cutting out…this is legit the audio from the video she posted yesterday.  It’s already a giant fail.

Couple pieces of audio for you to check out…

First things first – last night on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.  Madonna, Jimmy, and the Roots took on a fun version of Madonna’s song MUSIC – but they only used kid’s classroom toy instruments.

The future of heavy music appears to be in good hands, with The O’Keefe Music Foundation once again directing youngsters in the direction of all things heavy. Their latest video finds two of their most promising vocalists, 6-year-old Michael and 8-year-old Zoe, fronting a chaotically crushing cover of Korn‘s “Somebody Someone.” ((AUDIO)) Both Michael and Zoe both have previously shared their love for Korn. In a past press release it was stated, “When 8-year-old Zoe isn’t drawing unicorns, playing hopscotch and watching cartoons, she likes to utterly destroy Korn songs.”  The O’Keefe Music Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers free music lessons, free music camps, free recording sessions and free music videos to young musicians around the world. In addition to Korn covers (they also took on “Blind“), they’ve also shot videos covering Slipknot, Rage Against the Machine, Rammstein and more.

Best Buy is currently hosting a sale on its website, where players are able to get “mystery games” for the cheap price of $10. To be clear, players know what they are buying each day, but Best Buy is keeping every day and sale a mystery until that day comes. This sale lasts for 10 days, and on each day, a new game will be on sale for $10. The sale promises a variety of titles and genres, across PC, PlayStation, Switch, and Xbox platforms. With a cheap price tag and the allure of mystery games, this could be a good sale for anyone looking for something new to play. This Best Buy Sale will last through August 19, with the first mystery game revealed YESTERDAY. Fans were able to buy a PlayStation or Xbox copy of Call of Duty: Vanguard. Today’s $10 game is Nioh 2. Best Buy‘s sale lasts until August 19.

And finally – speaking of video games…Ranker put out a list of the top video games that all other video games copied.  I have a list and lets see how many you can get.

1: Street Fighter 2: ALL other fighting video games copied this game.

2: DOOM:  Every first person shooter you have ever played has copied something from Doom

3: GTA III: This introduced us into open-world gameplay.

4: Resident Evil:  There would be ZERO scary video games if it wasn’t for this one in 1996

5: GoldenEye 007:  This is the sole reason that there is any split-screen multiplayer options

6: Super Mario 64:  This made 3D platform games fun.  Wasn’t the first, but for sure was the best

7: Metal Gear Solid:  This was one of the first series where being sneaky was key (and fun).

8: Halo:  This wasn’t the groundfloor – but it sure as hell perfected the first person shooter

9: Call of Duty 4:  This showed the importance and made multiplayer progression a thing

10:  World of Warcraft:  This turned the Multiplayer Open World Gaming into what it is today

((See the full list and get more in depth into each category by going to the blog (LINK)


Thor himself, Chris Hemsworth is 39.

Walter White’s wife Skyler on “Breaking Bad”, Anna Gunn is 54.

Joe Rogan is 55

Actress Viola Davis is 57.

Hulk Hogan is 69.

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak is 72.

He sang the classics “All By Myself”, “Make Me Lose Control” and “Hungry Eyes”. Eric Carmen is 73.

The Emperor [slash] Darth Sidious [slash] Supreme Chancellor Palpatine in the “Star Wars” movies. Ian McDiarmid is 78

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    • Nikki RandallToday’s birthday girl has been in 123 fine films, including:
      • The Bedside Brat
      • The Broadway Brat
      • Beverly Hills Copulator
      • Europe on Two Guys Per Day
      • Ginger Lynn’s Sluts
      • John Wayne Bobbitt Uncut
      • Monica Lewdinski
      • Ron Jeremy the Lost Footage
      • And who can forget her role in 1988’s Jane Bond Meets Thunderthighs

      Nikki Randall is 58 years old

A day after allowing 22 hits, the Cardinals decided to hit 17 of their own. Back-to-back homers in the sixth inning helped The Cardinals get a nice rebound 9-5 victory against Colorado last night. By the time Pujols’ 687th career homer landed in the seats, he and Arenado both had a single, a double, and a homer. They each had two RBIs. With eight total bases he moved within 16 of tying Stan Musial for the second-most in major-league history. Paul DeJong had four hits, and outfielder Lars Nootbaar hit two triples. Cardinals play the Rockies in Colorado again today at 210pm for a little day ball. Some good ol day baseball.

Rookie talent shows are somewhat of a right of passage in the NFL, and Detroit Lions first-round pick Aidan Hutchinson did not take his performance lightly.
For his rookie show at training camp this week, Hutchinson treated his teammates to a rendition of “Billie Jean” from Michael Jackson. The former Michigan star proved that he knows how to make the room come alive. The Lions took Hutchinson, a Michigan native, with the second overall pick in this year’s draft. The Heisman Trophy finalist had 14 sacks with the Wolverines last season and has already set one big goal for himself in the NFL.

Chris Sale’s awful season just got a whole lot worse … the Boston Red Sox revealed on Tuesday he suffered a broken wrist in a bike accident over the weekend and is now done for the rest of the year. Sale — who was nursing a finger injury that he sustained after taking a line drive off his hand on July 17 — had been riding his bike on Aug. 6 when the accident happened, according to the team. The 33-year-old was diagnosed with a “right distal radius fracture” … and the Sox said he had to undergo surgery on Monday in Massachusetts to fix the issue. Sale will now miss the rest of the season, but Boston said it expects him to be ready for Spring Training next year.
This year is certainly one the lefty pitcher would love to forget — after starting the season on the injured list with a ribcage injury, he had an infamous meltdown in a rehab assignment, and then broke his finger just a few days later. Red Sox chief baseball officer told reporters on a Zoom call Tuesday that Sale hit something riding down a hill, flew off the bike and fractured his wrist as a result. Sale did a throwing session at Boston College earlier in the day Saturday.

Shohei Ohtani has made baseball history once again. The two-way superstar earned his career-high 10th win Tuesday night, racking up five strikeouts across six scoreless innings in the Los Angeles Angels’ 5-1 win over the Athletics at Oakland Coliseum. Ohtani also collected two hits at the dish against the A’s, including his 25th home run of the season — a 378-foot blast off Sam Selman in the seventh inning. With his 10th win, Ohtani became the first MLB player to notch double-digit homers at the plate and double-digit wins on the mound since Babe Ruth of the Boston Red Sox in 1918. Ruth hit 11 home runs for the Red Sox that season and went 13-7 on the mound with a 2.22 ERA in 20 games. Through 19 starts this season, Ohtani has logged a 10-7 record and 2.68 ERA. His 25 home runs are tied for the 10th most in all of baseball. https://sports.yahoo.com/shohei-ohtani-achieves-babe-ruth-182713222.html

Aaron Rodgers recently credited an experience with a psychedelic drug for fueling two of the best seasons of his career. After he made that revelation, many wondered whether he was admitting to violating NFL rules. He was not.
Rodgers recently told the “Aubrey Marcus Podcast” that he had a “magical experience” with ayahuasca, which is a plant that contains the hallucinogenic drug DMT. He said he took the psychedelic during the offseason before both of his most recent MVP campaigns in 2020 and 2021. Rodgers believes the experiences helped him in all facets of life, including on the field.  NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said Monday that ayahuasca is not on the NFL’s banned substance list. For that reason, it would not have triggered a positive result on either the substance abuse or performance-enhancing substance policies that were agreed upon by the NFL and NFL Players’ Association. It is possible that ayahuasca could be added to the banned substance list in the future, but Rodgers is safe for now. He probably did his research before he took the drug or, at the very least, before he admitted to using it. Rodgers has become a lot more open about his personal life during the latter part of his career. He even spoke about some of the issues he has had with his family in the same podcast appearance. As long as his honesty does not land him in trouble with the NFL, the Packers are probably fine with it.