One in 22 People Are Psychopaths . . . and Radio Host Is One of Their Top Jobs – BoingBoing
Utah Governor Spencer Cox shared a letter that he received from “a very concerned citizen” last week who demands that he change his last name to something less obscene. (Full Story)
Karen Does Not Approve of This Family’s Tigger Flag – TikTok
Enjoy the Reading of This Man’s Formal Resignation Letter – Reddit
Does This Dishwasher Drying Hack Really Work? – LINK
‘Like a war zone’: 27K pounds of deodorant cans carried by semi explode in Oklahoma – KIRO7
Elon Musk Wants to Sell Advertising . . . In Space – TheWrap
83% of Us Plan to Eventually Order Everything Online – LINK
On a List of the Top Lucky Charms, a Four-Leaf Clover Is . . . 23rd – LINK
US job vacancies hit a record 10.1 million – BBC
Dictionary.com Added More Than 300 Words, Including Zaddy, Oof, and Y’all – NYPost
Domino’s Is Adding Extra Food to Random People’s Meals for Free – LINK
Bam Margera’s (LINK) going all in in his fight against his former buddies in Jackass. He says he was forced to sign an agreement that he claims amounted to psychological torture. He is suing Johnny Knoxville (LINK), Spike Jonze (LINK), Jeffrey Tremaine along with Paramount Pictures, MTV, Dickhouse Entertainment and Gorilla Flicks for his firing. He says those 3 pressured him into signing a “wellness agreement” while he was in rehab in 2019 in order to participate in the upcoming ‘Jackass Forever’ movie … but Bam claims he didn’t have a chance to run it by an attorney. Bam says the agreement subjected him to regular drug and alcohol tests and he was forced to take a cocktail of prescription drugs that left him depressed and drained, and restricted his ability to travel, work and live his life. Eventually he was fired for failing to abide by the conditions in the agreement, but Bam says eh was fired for testing positive for Adderall — something he says he’s been prescribed to take for 10 years. He says his treatment was inhumane and discriminatory. He also likens it to Britney Spears (LINK)‘ conservatorship case. No word from Paramount yet.
If you watched VAL KILMER’s documentary “Val” or have been following his cancer recovery journey, you’d know that the disease has pretty much robbed him of his voice. But a software company replicated his former voice using archived recordings . . . and it’s pretty convincing. Val’s A.I. voice wasn’t used in the documentary, because the film had already been completed. His son JACK KILMER stepped in for some of the narrating.
QUENTIN TARANTINO has given his Mom almost NOTHING since he got rich, because she once mocked him for trying to become a writer. In a recent interview, he said she was cussing him out for not doing well in school because he was trying to write screenplays instead. She told him that when he was supposed to be doing school work, he needed to ditch his, quote, “little writing career” . . . and she used finger quotes for that phrase. At that moment, Quentin vowed that if he ever became a success, she wouldn’t see a penny from it. Quote, “There will be no house for you. There’s no vacation for you; no Elvis Cadillac for mommy. You get nothing because you said that.” Quentin did help his mother out of a jam with the IRS once, but that’s it. The interviewer suggested that maybe he DID owe her something, because her taunting fueled his drive to succeed. But Quentin said, quote, “There are consequences for your words as you deal with your children! Remember: There are consequences for your sarcastic tone about what’s meaningful to them.”
James Gunn doesn’t want the theater experience to die, and he says “The Suicide Squad” is, quote, “made to be seen first and foremost on a big screen.” BUT he doesn’t care HOW you watch it. In theaters or small screen. And he makes a good point. He says, quote, “I don’t really care that much . . . “movies don’t last because they’re seen on the big screen. Movies last because they’re seen on television. ‘Jaws’ isn’t still a classic because people are watching it in theaters. “I’ve never seen ‘Jaws’ in a movie theater. It’s one of my favorite movies.”
Trey and Matt from “South Park” signed a new $900 MILLION deal that includes keeping the show alive through 2027. But that’s not all. The deal also includes more than a dozen movies . . . including a horror film, a musical, and a “deepfake” movie. But one of the most interesting things they’re doing with that cash is starting a WEED BUSINESS based on Tegridy Farms, the pot company Randy Marsh started in Season 22 of “South Park”.
JON STEWART and PETE DAVIDSON are hosting a comedy event called “New York City Still Rising After 20 Years: A Comedy Celebration”. ALL proceeds will go to 9/11 charities. This event hits personally for them. As you might know Pete lost his firefighter father on 9/11. And Jon has been a fierce advocate for the victims and first responders . . . even taking the fight for healthcare funding to Congress. In a joint statement they said, quote, “We wanted to put on a fun celebration to honor this great city’s resilience . . . It’s nice to be able to do this with friends and people we love.” Other performers will include John Mulaney, Jimmy Fallon, Wanda Sykes, Bill Burr, Dave Chappelle, and Amy Schumer. The event will take place on Sunday, September 12th at Madison Square Garden, and all attendees will be required to show proof of vaccination. Tickets go on sale tomorrow at noon EST on Ticketmaster (LINK).
The 19th and final season of “Ellen” will kick off on September 13th. According to a press release, the season will boast “unparalleled celebrity interviews, musical performances, topical stories, extraordinary human-interest guests, and sought-after viral sensations worldwide.” Yesterday she released a preview clip
Someone took the vocals of Van Halen’s “Jump” and put it to the music of Hank Williams’ “Your Cheatin’ Heart”. Listen to the surprisingly good mashup
Gene Simmons confirmed that KISS has another Las Vegas residency lined up for this December. While in New York City to preview his collections of paintings and sketches dubbed Artworks, Simmons said “My favorite band, who wears more makeup and higher heels than you ever wore, are gonna be…in Las Vegas starting December 27th. We’ll be there through February.” They’ll be performing at The Zappos Theater inside Planet Hollywood. This will be the second Vegas residency for KISS. The band has a nine-date run at the Joint at The Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in 2014.
Adele (LINK) is doing her own residency in Las Vegas. But she lives in Los Angeles! She somehow affords a private jet to make the 40 minute trip from here LA home. She apparently will start the gig after covid restrictions ease.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Billionaire Kylie Jenner is 24.
Comedian Drew Lynch is 30.
Mama June Shannon is 42.
Actor Justin Theroux is 50. Actor, writer, and Mr. Jennifer Aniston. He played the
Chief of Police, Kevin Garvey, on HBO’s “The Leftovers”. He also wrote the insanely underrated comedy “Tropic Thunder” with Ben Stiller.
Michael Bivins from Bel Biv Devoe is 53.
Boxer Riddick Bowe is 54. Bowe was the world heavyweight champ when he beat Evander Holyfield by decision in 1992. Then he got chubby, joined the Marines, got kicked out of the Marines and then kidnapped his estranged wife and kids.
Former New York Knick John Starks is 56.
Antonio Banderas is 61.
Rosanna Arquette is 62. She inspired two of the most classic jams of the ’80s. 1. Toto named their Grammy-winning MEGA-HIT “Rosanna” after her, because she had briefly dated their keyboard player, Steve Porcaro. Supposedly, the song isn’t actually ABOUT her . . . but she was the inspiration for the title. 2. Rosanna also had a brief fling with Peter Gabriel . . . which inspired him to write “In Your Eyes”. Yes, that’s the song that’s playing as John Cusack holds the boom box over his head in “Say Anything”.
Lead singer of Jethro Tull, Ian Anderson is 74.
Singer Ronnie Spector is 78.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 469 fine films, including:
– Anal Boot Camp
– Batgirl V Supergirl
– Corrupt Schoolgirls 1
– Hitchhiking Lesbians 1
– Manaconda 6
– White Bitch Sandwich 3
– And who can forget her role in 2012’s How to Train a Delinquent Teen 2
Chastity Lynn is 34 years old.
So the Cards are in Pittsburgh for a series with the Pirates. JA Happ gets the start for the Cardinals. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05PM. There is also some not so great news from the Cards as well…KK is hitting the 10-day DL with some elbow pain. For now, its just rest. But we will wait to see. Daniel Ponce de Leon has been activated.
With their 8-6 win in 11 innings over the Royals on Monday night in Kansas City, the Yankees became the first team in MLB history to blow four saves in one game and still win. With the unlikely victory, the Yankees have won nine of their past 11. They’re also now just two games behind the Red Sox for the second AL wild card spot. The Yankees and Royals traded runs in the seventh, eighth, and ninth innings, and each plated a pair of runs in the 10th. That made for the first time in MLB history in which both teams scored in the seventh, eighth, ninth and 10th innings. It was noted on Twitter, only one other team, the 1995 Astros, ever blew four save chances in a game, but they wound up losing that game. The Yankees won.
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has agreed to sign a landmark five-year, $207 million supermax rookie extension. Doncic, one of the most accomplished players in NBA history at 22 years old and rapidly evolving into the future face of the league, becomes the first player eligible for the designated rookie max extension upon signing because he has twice been voted first-team All-NBA. Luca won Rookie of the Year in 2018-19 and has been a first-team All-NBA selection the past two seasons. Only four players in NBA history have made All-NBA first team multiple times before their 23rd birthday. Luca and Kevin Durant (link) are the only players to accomplish the feat since the ABA-NBA merger.
Spencer Dinwiddie’s three-year, $62 million contract with the Washington Wizards includes some fascinating bonuses. If he plays over 50 games he gets a $1.5 million dollar bonus. If the team makes it to the Eastern Conference Finals he gets just under $600K. $100K just for making the playoffs. And…if the Wizards win the NBA Title…he gets a bonus of….$1.00. Yup. $1.00. ANNNNND… if he does earn that $1 bonus, he has let it be known he is looking to get paid in pennies. Why the $1.00? No one is really sure….
The Colorado Rockies have determined that an alleged racial slur heard in Sunday’s game against the Miami Marlins was instead a fan calling out to the team’s mascot. The team provided an official statement on the matter Monday: “After an investigation that included calls, emails, and video clips from concerned fans…the Rockies have concluded that the fan WAS yelling for Rockies mascot Dinger in hopes of getting a picture and no racial slur occurred.” They went on to say that the team spoke to the fan in the question and determined the fan was yelling “Dinger,” referring to the Rockies mascot. While the Bally Sports Florida broadcast picked up the fan’s yelling, none of the players heard it. Dinger has been the club’s mascot since 1994, Colorado’s second year in the majors.
Veteran point guard Isaiah Thomas (not the older one) is proving that he can still score at will. On Sunday, the former Boston Celtics star scored 81 points in a Crawsover Pro-Am game in Seattle. Thomas had scored 40 points in the first half, which is something that he never did at the NBA level. Thomas is currently an NBA free agent after he played three games with the New Orleans Pelicans on a 10-day contract last season.
The Florida Panthers announced on Monday that they have signed QB D’Eriq King as part of the team’s Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) program. On July 1, the door opened for college athletes to sign NIL deals. The move makes King the first collegiate athlete to sign an NIL agreement with a professional sports team – in a completely different sport, nonetheless. As part of the deal, King will appear at Panthers games at the BB&T Center and other events to help create content and work as a fan ambassador. King, a senior, led the University of Miami Hurricanes to an 8-2 regular-season record this past season. King threw for 2,686 yards and 23 touchdowns, completing 211 of his 329 passes.