Which of These Wedding Traditions Would You Get Rid Of? – YouGov
Temp tags: New Missouri vehicle sales tax law takes effect in August – Fox2Now
Missouri Gov. Parson signs bill making to-go cocktails permanent – KSDK
Heinz is Petitioning to Have the Same Number of Hot Dogs & Buns in Packages – Thrillist
Ritz is apparently confirming talk that the ridges on their crackers are for cutting cheese. (Full Story)
New TikTok Trend: Burning Pasta in Your Air Fryer and Calling It “Chips” – TikTok
Do You Prefer Your Ice Cream in: A Cup, a Sugar Cone, a Cake Cone, or a Waffle Cone? – YouGov
A Georgia man was arrested recently, for selling iguanas out of his trunk. He was charged with 22 misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty. (Full Story)
Robert Downey Sr., father of Robert Downey Jr., has died at age 85. Downey Sr., who had been battling Parkinson’s disease for more than five years, died in his sleep Wednesday morning at his New York City home. The filmmaker and actor was best known for roles in movies such as “Boogie Nights,” “Magnolia,” and “To Live and Die in L.A.” Sr.’s most recent film, “Rittenhouse Square,” wrapped in 2005 about the everyday happenings in a park in Philadelphia – Decider
AZEALIA BANKS just released the “cover art (link)” for her upcoming single “Kanye West ([Eff] Him All Night)”, and it’s pretty explicit. It’s a closeup of Azealia’s crotch, wearing what appears to be a denim thong. And her fingernails have the words “Kanye West” painted on them. So someone asked the obvious question . . . Is Azealia saying she HAS gotten it on with Kanye . . . or that she WANTS to? And she replied, quote, “I was [effin’] him all night.” This isn’t the first time Azealia has stepped toward Kanye. Remember when he broke up with KIM earlier this year, and there were reports that he wanted his next girlfriend to be an artist? At the time, Azealia Tweeted, quote, “The powerful black demon entity awaiting in my ovaries and Kanye’s testicle is finally about to be unleashed upon the world. All of you [N-words] are going to JAIL.”
‘Seinfeld’ Is Getting A Lego Set. The set features Jerry’s New York apartment, complete with appropriately bricky ’90s phone and a front door that can swing open every time Kramer charges in. There’s also a buildable stage where Jerry can perform his standup routines. And yes, even a Festivus pole for celebrating the Dec. 23 faux holiday made famous by the show. The “Seinfeld” Lego set will be available to Lego VIP members July 21, and everyone else on Aug. 1 with a suggested retail price of $79.99.
Vocalist M. Shadows says an Avenged Sevenfold new album will drop “before summer 2022.” M stopped by the house to grab some of my home grown tomatoes and just wouldn’t stop talking about it. “It’s the band’s first one since The Stage in 2016
HBO Max has released a trailer for Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, and Rage, which recounts the infamous and chaotic 1999 Woodstock Music and Arts Festival. Not all “peace, love, and music”. Instead, the festival was filled with scorching heat, $4 water bottles, broken porta-potties, accounts of sexual assault, fires, and riots. The documentary talks to artists, festival attendees, and organizers while examining if Woodstock ’99’s mayhem indicated a turn for the worse in Amerian culture. Artists interviewed for the doc include Korn’s Jonathan Davis, The Roots’, Jewel, Moby, Creed’s Scott Stapp, and The Offspring. It will premiere on HBO Max on July 23rd. Netflix has also announced the company is developing a documentary on the festival but hasn’t announced a premiere date
Peacock just ordered a new dating show called “Pride & Prejudice: An Experiment in Romance”. The show description says it’ll be a group of eligible and hopeful suitors who have to win the heart of the heroine and her court. They’ll be staying in a castle in the countryside. Contestants will use handwritten letters to communicate and participate in archery, carriage rides and boat rides on the lake. With the help of her court, the heroine will choose who is worthy of her heart. So if you’re tired of swiping right or left on Tinder or Bumble . .. casting is currently open (link).
Being locked up isn’t stopping JOE EXOTIC from finding love. He just launched a contest called “Bachelor King” on his official website (link). Men interested in being Joe’s next romance must be 18 and fill out an application. The top three winners will each receive a 3-night, 4-day all-inclusive paid getaway with Joe once he’s released from prison . . . which can be filmed for TV. He said, quote, “I have been through hell in three years and I intend on making my new life something I have always dreamed of . . . I want to spend it with someone that can take a relationship serious and be in love and enjoy this ride.” His attorney feels positive that he will be released by the end of the year, so Joe is wasting NO time in finding his next husband. In case you were wondering, his CURRENT husband has said he, quote, “may not continue to be his husband after all that has happened.” So . . . here we are. Applications are being accepted now until September 25th and winners will be announced October 6th.
DANNY TREJO wrote in his memoir how he met AND was hypnotized by CHARLES MANSON. It was in 1961 and they were both locked up in the Los Angeles County Jail. Danny said Charles was, quote, “greasy, dirty, and scrawny” and that AT THE TIME he felt sorry for him because he was so small, he needed protection. He remembered the time when Charles told him and his group that he had hypnotic powers and could get them high with a guided meditation. He talked the group into thinking they were smoking weed and doing heroin. Danny said, quote, “By the time he described it hitting my bloodstream, I felt the warmth flowing through my body . . . If that white boy wasn’t a career criminal, he could have been a professional hypnotist.” Charles was released in 1967 and everyone knows what happened next. He died in 2017 serving a life sentence for the murders his cult members committed in 1969. (link)
HALSEY is holding a baby, with her bare breast exposed, on the cover of her upcoming album, “If I Can’t Have Love, I Want Power”. She says it’s a concept album about “the joys and horrors of pregnancy and childbirth.”…”This cover image celebrates pregnant and postpartum bodies as something beautiful, to be admired. We have a long way to go with eradicating the social stigma around bodies & breastfeeding. I hope this can be a step in the right direction!” This will be her fourth album. It comes out August 27th. Some people are confused and think the kid might be Halsey’s new baby, but there’s no word yet on when she’ll give birth. She was still posting photos of her baby bump (link) as recently as two weeks ago.
Favorite fictional characters in movies and TV shows were ORIGINALLY meant to die.
- Poe Dameron in “Star Wars”. . . He was originally supposed to die in the opening scene in “Force Awakens” but Oscar Isaac asked J.J. Abrams to change it.
- Eleven in “Stranger Things”. . . The Duffer Brothers thought the series would only be one season so Eleven was going to originally sacrifice herself to save the world.
- Meredith Palmer in “The Office”. . . Remember when Michael Scott hit her with his car? They thought about making it FATAL.
- Steve Harrington in “Stranger Things”. . . The Duffer Brothers were originally going to kill him off in season one, but Joe Keery’s performance changed their minds.
- Happy Hogan in “Iron Man 3”. . . In the storyboard, he was intended to die in a massive explosion.
- Kenny McCormick in “South Park”. . . His death in season five was intended to be permanent, but he was missed too much so he reappeared at the end of season six.
- Jesse Pinkman in “Breaking Bad”. . . He was originally supposed to be murdered by a drug dealer in season one.
8. Rambo in Rambo: First Blood…The original ending had Rambo dying by suicide, but after they shot the scene, Stallone pulled director Ted Kotcheff aside and pointed out that after all the suffering they put him through, killing Rambo wouldn’t make for a satisfying ending. Kotcheff agreed, and they shot the alternative ending right then and there.
Here is a list of surprising jobs that celebrities had BEFORE they were famous . . .
Gwen Stefani . . . worked at Dairy Queen.
Dwayne Johnson . . . dishwasher at a pizza parlor.
Brad Pitt . . . handed out fliers for El Pollo Loco.
Kanye West . . . folded shirts at the Gap.
Nicki Minaj . . . waitress at Red Lobster.
Margot Robbie . . . worked at Subway.
Whoopi Goldberg . . . worked as a morgue beautician.
Terry Crews . . . courtroom sketch artist.
Melissa McCarthy . . . was a Starbucks barista.
Matthew McConaughey . . . exterminated armadillos for a golf course.
Tom Cruise . . . bellhop for a hotel.
Jennifer Aniston . . . worked as a telemarketer selling timeshares.
Meghan Markle….was a court reporter
Obama…worked at a Baskin-Robbins
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Will Smith’s son Jaden Smith is 23.
She’s Ethan Hawke and Uma Thurman’s daughter. She was in the latest season of Stranger Things, Maya Hawke 23.
Beck is 51.
Billy Crudup is 53.
One of Us Singer, Joan Osborne is 59.
Country singer Toby Keith is 60.
Kevin Bacon is 63.
Anjelica Huston is 70.
Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck is 72.
Jeffrey Tambor from Arrested Development, the show, is 77.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 475 fine films, including:
– 7 The Hardway 1
– American Gunk
– Attack of the Great White Ass 4
– Butt ‘er Face 3
– Irritable Bowel Syndrome 1
– And who can forget her role in 2003’s Where The Sun Don’t Shine
Ashley Blue is 40 years old.
Disgruntled star winger Vladimir Tarasenko, 29, requests trade from St. Louis Blues, source says – MickeyMouseSports
The Cardinals went for the series sweep against the Giants last night after picking up wins on both Monday and Tuesday. And, the Giants won 5-2. Next up a series with the Cubs before the All-Star game next week. The team is off tonight but head to Chicago for a game starting at 1:20 against the Cubs on Friday. Wade LeBlanc will get the start for the Cardinals.
Nationals outfielder Juan Soto and Rangers slugger Joey Gallo each announced Wednesday they would be participating in this year’s HR Derby, filling out the complete eight-player competition.
Angels pitcher/designated hitter Shohei Ohtani (32)
Rangers right fielder Joey Gallo (23)
A’s first baseman Matt Olson (21)
Royals catcher Salvador Perez (20)
Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (15)
Orioles first baseman Trey Mancini (15)
Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (11)
Rockies shortstop Trevor Story (11)
The Derby will be held in Denver on July 12th at 7PM.
If 2021 is the year of the no-hitter, then Wednesday provided us with the most 2021 no-hitter of all. Five Rays pitchers combined to throw seven no-hit innings in Tampa Bay’s 4-0 win over Cleveland, in what was the second leg of a doubleheader. It’s the second seven-inning no-hitter this season, and will not be designated as official. Arizona’s Madison Bumgarner pulled off the same feat in April, going seven innings against the Braves in a 5-0 win. The Rays set up the second leg of the doubleheader as a bullpen game, with right-hander Collin McHugh getting the ball to start. There have been seven official no-hitters so far this season, most recently on June 24, when the Cubs used four pitchers to no-hit the Dodgers.
The NHL season is over and we have ourselves a familiar Stanley Cup Champion. The Lightning are the first team to go back-to-back as champs since the 2016/2017 Penguins. Fun fact about the goal. It was a pass from David Savard to Ross Colton. Why is that a fun fact? Savard and Colton were the ONLY players on the Lightning roster that did NOT have a Stanley Cup Ring yet. Now they do. 1-0 was the final. Lightning beat the Canadiens 4 games to 1. Andrei Vasilevskiy was named the MVP.Game 2 of the NBA Finals is tonight. The Bucks take on the Suns in Phoenix and look to bounce back from the 118-105 loss in game 1. Giannis is still healthy and ready to go but Suns forward Dario Saric is out with a torn ACL. Tip off tonight is scheduled for 8PM.
Eight-time Wimbledon champion Roger Federer lost in three straight sets to 14th-seeded Hubert Hurkacz of Poland in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. Federer turns 40 next month and never was able to summon the serving and shot-making that have carried him to 20 Grand Slam titles overall. Federer is tied with Rafael Nadal for the most by a man in tennis history.
IOC President Thomas Bach arrived in Tokyo today just as a ban on spectators at the Tokyo Olympics is likely after the Japan Prime Minister announced a state of emergency because of rising coronavirus infections in the capital. The Prime Minister said the state of emergency would go in effect on Monday and last through Aug. 22. This means the Olympics, opening on July 23 and running through Aug. 8, will be held entirely under emergency measures. The IOC President is reported to need to self-isolate for three days. The IOC and local organizers are attempting to hold the games during a pandemic despite opposition from the Japanese public and medical community.
The 2020 Euros are coming to an end soon. On Tuesdays we saw Italy beat Spain in Penalties to move onto the final. It was a penalty again that helped us see a winner yesterday, but it came in pretty controversial fashion. England was awarded and penalty on a VERY VERY weak call and scored and then went on to win the game by 1 with a final of 2-1. LOTS of folks are questioning the call. Regardless – the finals are set…on Sunday it’ll be Italy vs. England. Kick off is at 2PM.
And finally — The Los Angeles Dodgers have pulled Trevor Bauer bobblehead night from their promotional schedule. Major League Baseball and police California are investigating allegations made by a 27-year-old woman that Bauer sexually assaulted her at his home. MLB put Bauer on paid seven-day administrative leave last Friday after details from documents pertaining to the woman’s request for a temporary restraining order were released. Representatives for Bauer, 30, have denied the allegations and said the two engaged in consensual sex. Manager Dave Roberts said Monday he didn’t expect Bauer back at the expiration of the leave. MLB is expected to ask the players association to sign off on an extension as the investigation continues.