Spectrum users in Fenton and High Ridge having issues – LINK
St. Louis snack company able to take risks: Red Hot Riplets infused with THC to hit dispensary shelves – LINK
Someone Installed an Electrical Outlet . . . Into a Traffic Light Pole? – LIGHT
Can You Actually Fix Your Electronics by Smacking Them? The Answer Is . . . Yes? – LINK
A gallon of gas costs 25 cents more than it did last week – LINK
Fashion from the Early 2000s Is Officially Cool Again – LINK
The World’s Biggest Four-Day Work Week Pilot Has Launched – LINK
Could “Top Gun: Maverick” be pulled from theaters over a copyright claim? Probably not . . . but that’s what someone’s trying to do. The original “Top Gun” was based on a 1983 magazine story called “Top Guns”, by a guy named Ehud Yonay. Well, his heirs are taking advantage of a provision in copyright law that allows authors to reclaim the rights to their works after 35 years. They say Paramount didn’t renew the rights to the original article before making the sequel. Cases like this might become more common, as studios continue to revive older franchises. One of the lawyers representing the Yonay family also represented the writers of the original “Predator” movie, who sued 20th Century to regain the rights to their screenplay. He’s also representing the heirs of some comic book writers, who want to regain the rights to characters in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
DAVE CHAPPELLE is making a hefty donation to the families of the victims of the May 14th mass shooting in Buffalo, New York. He’s giving ALL proceeds from his stand-up show in Buffalo last Sunday. No word on the exact amount of the donation, but the show DID sell out and it’s a 3,000-seat venue. The racially-motivated shooting in Buffalo killed 10 people and injured three others.
NEVE CAMPBELL dropped out of the next year’s “Scream 6” over a pay dispute. She plays the original victim, Sidney Prescott, and she’s been in every installment so far. She said, quote, “As a woman I have had to work extremely hard in my career to establish my value, especially when it comes to ‘Scream’. I felt the offer that was presented to me did not equate to the value I have brought to the franchise . . “To all my ‘Scream’ fans, I love you. You’ve always been so incredibly supportive to me. I’m forever grateful to you and to what this franchise has given me over the past 25 years.”
Neve didn’t disclose how much she was being offered. Shooting for the next movie is supposed to start this summer . . . so it’s possible an agreement can be reached by then. “Scream 6” is supposed to be released March 31st of next year, and it’s hard to imagine another installment WITHOUT the O.G.
Queen will issue a previously unreleased song, “Face It Alone”, featuring the legendary Freddie Mercury on vocals. The track was recorded during sessions for 1989’s The Miracle. It should be out in September.
Sony re-released Morbius, in theaters over the weekend after a disappointing spring run. The film earned only $73 million in its first release. Its second drop this weekend was rough, too, only bringing in $300,000. Leto poked fun at his film’s run over the weekend, sharing a video of himself looking at a script called Morbius 2: It’s Morbin’ Time, with the theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm playing immediately after.
Groot is coming to Disney Plus. Marvel Studios has announced that its short series, I Am Groot, will premiere on the streaming service on August 10th. The show will follow baby Groot as he grows up and finds adventure amongst the stars. Vin Diesel will vice once again.
After telling NME last month that he’s “got a lot of songs to finish”. Peter Gabriel will release his first new album in twenty years this year. Gabriel’s longtime drummer confirmed a new album is on the way, saying the release will be followed up by a world tour. In 2020, Gabriel said even though he was “slowed” by the COVID-19 lockdown, he was “excited by what was being cooked at the moment” in studio.
You could be waiting for the final season of the Apple TV Plus hit Ted Lasso. Brett Goldstein, who writes for the series and portrays Roy Kent, said the team is writing the third season as if it will be the last.
The theory isn’t a new one. Show co-creator and Lasso himself, Jason Sudekis, previously hinted that the show had a “three-season arc,” but he was open to different ideas to extend the story.
CHRIS EVANS is raising money for charity by raffling off a pair of tickets to be his date at the red carpet premiere of “The Gray Man”. Interested? Head over to Omaze.com from now until June 26th to enter. The winner will be announced around July 13th and will receive: two tickets to the premiere and photos with Chris. Oh, and your hotel and flight are covered, too. For $10 you get 20 entries . . . or for $150 you get 2,000 entries. Money raised supports Christopher’s Haven. They offer temporary, low-cost housing for pediatric cancer patients and their families while they receive treatments at Boston hospitals. The date for the premiere wasn’t announced, but “The Gray Man” hits select theaters on July 15th, then on Netflix on July 22nd.
“Loudwire“ compiled a list of 20 rock music-related Guinness World Records. Here are 10:
- Most memes ever used in a music video: Weezer’s video for “Pork and Beans”. They used 55 different memes including the dramatic gopher and “Leave Britney alone”.
- Shortest music concert: The Whoin 2007 in Tampa, Florida. It lasted only 13 seconds because Roger Daltrey realized he couldn’t sing due to an illness.
- Most encores ever at a music concert: The Curein 2004 and 2005. They returned to the stage FIVE times at the end of three of their concerts during that time.
- First music video to be banned by MTV: Queen’svideo for “Body Language” in 1982. It had, quote, “homoerotic undertones” and excessive skin.
- Longest music video: Twenty One Pilots'”Level of Concern”. It ended up being 117 days, 16 hours, 10 minutes, and 25 seconds long. It was a live steam on YouTube using video submissions from fans.
- Most music tracks released within one week: Pearl Jam. In May of 2021, they released 5,404 live tracks from 14 years’ worth of shows to their digital archive.
- Largest electric guitar in the world: Modeled after a 1967 Gibson Flying V, it’s 43 feet long, 7-and-a-half inches tall, and a little over 16 feet wide. It’s playable, too.
- First band to destroy instruments on stage: The Whoin 1964. Pete Townshend destroyed his guitar after accidentally breaking the neck of it on a low ceiling.
- Highest grossing music biopic in the world: “Bohemian Rhapsody”, which was about Queenand Freddie Mercury. It set the record with $733 million back in 2019, and that has since grown to over $910 million.
10. Longest marathon playing drums: 133 hours and 3 minutes . . . which is over five days long. It was accomplished by a man named Carlos Santos in Portugal.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Model and actress Emily Ratajkowski turns 31
Fetty Wap is 31.
Rapper Iggy Azalea is 32
Michael Cera is 34
Anna Kournikova is 41.
Bill Hader is 44
Former shooting guard for the Philadelphia 76ers, Allen Iverson, is 47
Man vs. Wild host Bear Grylls is 48
Billy Butcher on Amazon’s “The Boys”, Karl Urban is 50.
Jane’s Addiction guitarist Dave Navarro is 55
Retired WWE wrestler Mick Foley is 57
Former Vice President Mike Pence is 63
Liam Neeson is 70
Former talk show host Jenny Jones is 76.
Singer Tom Jones is 82
And… Prince WOULD HAVE BEEN 64 today
Today’s birthday girl has been in 448 fine films, including:
- The Ass That Won’t Quit 2
- Extra Slippery
- Is This Ok With God
- Lesbian Revenge 3
- Mommy’s Personal Trainer 2
- Soccer Mom Orgy
- Super Racks 6
- Watching My Mommy Go Black 16
- And who can forget her role in 2020’s Big Honkers Drive Me Bonkers
London River is 37 years old!
Tonight the Cardinals are in Tampa for a game against the Rays. Currently the Cardinals sit a ½ game back in the NL Central. Tonight Dakota Hudson goes to the mound for the Cards. First pitch is scheduled for 6:10PM.
The Oilers hosted the Avalanche last night in game 4 of their Western Conference Final. And – down 3-0 in the series – they Oilers showed up. They put up 3 goals in the second to go into the third up 3-1. Then, Colorado didn’t go quietly. They scored FOUR in the 3rd, the Oilers put up 2….it was 5 to 5 and we headed to overtime… So the sweep is complete. The Avs will now wait for the winner of the Rangers/Lightning series. That series is 2-1 in favor of New York with Game 4 tonight in Tampa. Puck drop is at 7PM.
Just over an hour before Super Bowl LVII kicked off between the Rams and Bengals, news came out that Rams star defensive tackle Aaron Donald was considering retiring after the Super Bowl if the Rams won. In the months since the Rams Super Bowl win, Donald has not been willing to discuss his future plans, brushing aside questions by choosing to speak instead on the celebration of earning that championship ring. After mulling retirement — and applying pressure to the Rams to pony up to keep his services — Donald is officially back, reworking his deal to stay with the Rams through 2024 on a massive $95 million overall deal that makes him the highest paid non-quarterback in the league on a per-year basis.
Another woman has filed a civil lawsuit against Deshaun Watson, raising the number of women who have accused the Cleveland Browns quarterback of inappropriate sexual conduct during massage sessions to 24. The lawsuit says the plaintiff massaged Watson twice. The first session, the lawsuit says, was cut short because “Watson had to leave abruptly after taking a phone call.” The lawsuit says Watson scheduled a second massage a few days later, when the woman says that Watson exposed himself and masturbated and “offered no apology or explanation for his conduct.” Watson’s lawyer claims that ‘happy endings’ are common in massage therapy and, short of paying extra for it, such conduct is not a crime.” Yikes. “On a Houston radio show interview today, I mentioned that a massage that has a ‘happy ending’ is not illegal, meaning it is not illegal for someone to have consensual sex with a therapist after a massage unless the sex is for pay,” Hardin said in the statement. “Deshaun did not pay anyone for sex. I was speaking in a hypothetical situation. If there is a consensual sexual encounter after a massage, that is not a crime nor the basis for a civil lawsuit.”
Former Tennessee Titans coach and former interim St Louis Rams Head Coach Jim Haslett is one of 8 coaches headed for a once again rebooted XFL. Haslett will coach Seattle’s XFL franchise. He was with the Titans from 2020 to 2021 and also spent time as head coach for the New Orleans Saints from 2000 to 2005. The XFL will attempt its relaunch in 2023. We are hearing a bunch of rumors about the St. Louis franchise, but nothing official yet.
After a four-month hiatus, Phil Mickelson is ready to return to competitive golf with a “fresh start” on the LIV Golf Invitational Series. Mickelson, a six-time major championship winner, was added to the field on Monday for LIV Golf’s first event, which is scheduled to start Thursday outside London. In a statement posted to his Twitter account on Monday, Mickelson said he still plans to play in the majors, but didn’t say whether he would compete in PGA Tour events. Mickelson said he plans to play in the U.S. Open, which begins June 16 at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
The LIV Golf Investments tour has signed some big names in the golf world, perhaps most notably Phil Mickelson. But it turns out Mickelson was not the biggest name LIV Golf targeted. Greg Norman, the two-time major champion who’s now the CEO of LIV Golf Investments made a “mind-blowingly enormous” offer to the face of golf worldwide: Tiger Woods. “We’re talking about high nine digits,” Norman said, noting that Woods turned him and LIV Golf down. And in case you are wondering – we are reading that it was closer to a billion dollars… The first LIV Golf event is set to take place this weekend. The 48-player field includes Mickelson, Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Kevin Na, and Ian Poulter.
With the deadline for bids to become the next owner of the Broncos on Monday, all four bidders approached former quarterback Peyton Manning to gauge if he wants to join their group as an adviser or minority partner. It’s unclear if Manning is interested in any of their offers. There is a chance that a new owner for the team will be selected within the next two weeks, but even then the decision would require approval from the other NFL owners. The Broncos had an estimated value of $3.75 billion last fall but the chosen offer could very well be over $4 billion. Manning played for the Broncos from 2012 through the ‘15 season and capped off his career in Denver with a Super Bowl win. While playing for the Broncos, he was named MVP, Comeback Player of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year. He was inducted into the team’s Ring of Fame in October.