10 Things People Hate When They’re Kids, But Love When They’re Adults – LINK
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Dropped an Album, and It’s Straight Fire – LINK
A.I. Can Now Translate Chickens with 80% Accuracy – LINK
If A.I. Allowed Us to Talk to Pets, Men Would Be More Into It Than Women – LINK
Budweiser won’t cut off the tails of its famous Clydesdale horses – LINK
Six Flags St. Louis facing lawsuit over alleged Log Flume injury – LINK
Eyewitness to the Fighter Jet Crash Imitates the Sound It Made – LINK
There’s been talk recently that Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson could actually be brothers. And it turns out that talk was started by Matthew’s own mother, Kay.
Matthew says, quote, “We’re all sitting around in Greece one night talking and my mom out of nowhere in a little pause goes, ‘Oh, I knew your dad, Woody.'”
“And she goes, ‘Just saying, we might have frequented the same similar place out in West Texas one time when he was on furlough.'”
He added, quote, “And we all went, ‘What? . . . Now we gotta go do some DNA tests.'”
Apparently, Kay was separated from Matthew’s dad right around the time she “knew” Woody’s father. So . . .
- MAURY POVICH HAS ENTERED THE CHAT – and has now offered to “come out of retirement. We could do primetime, ‘DNA, Maury’s back with Woody and Matthew,’” the former “Maury” host shared in a video to E! News.
- “I’ll even get my showtime color back in my hair. Woody’s got my number. I’m ready,” Povich quipped.
- McConaughey was all smiles, reacting to the video, as he tapped his finger to his head.
- “I like the way you’re thinking,” McConaughey said to Povich’s video message (People)
- Post Malone’s breakup with ex-girlfriend Ashlen Diaz is messy again.
- Radar Online reports that Martorell Law has sued Malone and Diaz because the law firm initially helped them in a palimony settlement.
- In 2018, Diaz filed to get money from Post even though they were never married. Diaz allegedly promised the law firm a cut of the settlement. Martorell Law claims Malone and Diaz cut their own deal and left the firm without any money.
- In the suit, Martorell Law said it would release key evidence to show Malone was emotionally and physically abusive to his ex and coerced Diaz to settle their financial arrangement.
- There has been no response from Post Malone or Ashlen Diaz on the matter.
Did you have a Cabbage Patch Kid doll? Maybe you don’t know about the craze that preceded Black Friday madness. There’s a new documentary coming to theaters that uncovers the dark side of the beloved children’s toy. Here’s part of the trailer. (People stampeded in stores, and ripped dolls out of children’s hands.) Of Note: The documentary is called “Billion Dollar Babies” and comes out November 24th, which just happens to be Black Friday. It’s narrated by Neal Patrick Harris and includes Connie Chung (both heard in the clip).
Cindy Crawford was BRAND NEW when she appeared on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” in 1986. And looking back on it now, she doesn’t like the way Oprah treated her. After commenting on her body, Oprah made Cindy stand up and show it off to the audience. On that new Apple TV+ series “The Super Models”, Cindy says, quote, “I was like the chattel or a child, like be seen and not heard. When you look at it through today’s eyes, when Oprah’s like, ‘Stand up and show me your body,’ like show us why you’re worthy of being here.” She added, quote, “In the moment I didn’t recognize it. Only when I look back at it and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, that was so not OK really.’ Especially from Oprah!”
This is just a little TOO perfect: Taylor Swift was spotted out on the town in New York City on Tuesday night, arm-in-arm with . . . SOPHIE TURNER. Sophie just announced her split from Joe Jonas . . . who just happens to also be Taylor’s ex. What . . . or WHO . . . do you think Taylor and Sophie talked about? Taylor and Joe dated about 15 years ago . . . which should make you feel incredibly old. And Taylor claimed that he broke up with her in a 27-second phone call. (Check out some pictures of Taylor and Sophie’s Eff You Joe night.)
Paul McCartney wrote “Hey Jude” for a young Julian Lennon . . . to offer him comfort during the divorce of his parents, John and Cynthia Lennon. And Julian admits he has a “love-hate” relationship with it. While he’s absolutely thankful for it, he says, quote, “I’ve probably heard that song and heard renditions of [it] more than most people alive.” He says friends send him videos of, quote, “babies in nappies [singing it] . . . which I really don’t need.” Something else he doesn’t like about the song is that it’s, quote, “a stark and dark reminder of, actually, what happened” . . . a.k.a. that his dad walked out on him and his mom. The “Hollywood Reporter” has released its inaugural list of music’s 25 Platinum Players.
These are the artists who, quote, “move the needle on culture. They own their narratives. They create songs and albums that define a generation and connect with listeners all over the world,” and defined the year in music. They are, in alphabetical order: Beyoncé . . . boygenius . . . Zach Bryan . . . Burna Boy . . . Luke Combs . . . Miley Cyrus . . . Lana Del Rey . . . Drake . . . Billie Eilish . . . Karol G . . . Ice Spice . . . Jelly Roll . . . Coco Jones . . . Jungkook . . . Noah Kahan . . . Lil Uzi Vert . . . Metro Boomin . . . Nicki Minaj . . . Kim Petras . . . Peso Pluma . . . Olivia Rodrigo . . . Taylor Swift . . . SZA . . . Tems . . . Lainey Wilson.
Uber has a new ad campaign that’ll be fronted by a psychopathic vigilante. Well, a FAKE one, anyway. Robert De Niro will star in the ads as his “Taxi Driver” character, Travis Bickle. You know, the guy who looks in the mirror and says, “You talkin’ to me?” (WARNING: Here’s an uncensored clip, featuring an F-bomb.) The ads are being shot in London this week. It’s not clear if they’ll air in the U.S., but obviously, they’ll be available to all online. A source says, quote, “Signing up to commercials is selling out a bit, but obviously he’s had a very expensive personal life.” Those expenses include $1 million a year in alimony to his ex-wife Grace Hightower . . . not to mention a new little mouth to feed. (Page Six)
Tom Hanks is down to get dirty, if it means going into space. He’s willing to do all the onboard chores like cleaning toilets, serving food, folding clothes, and stowing the gear. He says, quote, “If there was room, I would be the guy that cleans up, makes jokes, tells stories and keeps everybody entertained. I’m your man. I would probably sign up right now! . . . “That might be a good idea, I’ll do all the work, that way the others could be free to do other stuff.” (People)
- Star Wars and Marvel still move the needle.
- The wiki platform Fandom has released its fifth annual Franchise Factor Score to see what entertainment factions resonate the most.
- Star Wars has a perfect 100 and is at the top of the list. The universe has been strengthened by the latest Disney Plus show, Ahsoka.
- Marvel came in second place with a score of 87. This year, the MCU has given us Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3and Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse.
- The very popular manga One Piece came in third with a 72. The Netflix adaptation has caught the eyes of many people.
- Elder Scrolls, Harry Potter, Barbie, Yellowstone, The Last of Us, Fallout,and Disney round out the top ten franchises of the year – LINK
SOME QUICK HIT STUFF:
Check out the trailer for the “Hunger Games” prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”. It stars Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, and Viola Davis. (Full Story)
George R. R. Martin, John Grisham, and Jonathan Franzen are among a group of authors suing the artificial intelligence company OpenAI for copyright infringement. (Full Story)
Ryan Reynolds will receive the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award. (Full Story)
It’s about time to start picking your Halloween watch list. And a new poll offers insight into what America will be viewing. 2,000 people were surveyed, and 60% like spooky movies that are eerie, whereas only 27% like movies that are actually frightening. Freddy Krueger from “A Nightmare on Elm Street” was voted the most iconic horror film antagonist. He was followed by Chucky from “Child’s Play” and Ghostface from “Scream”.
Here’s the Top 7 iconic horror films:
- “Friday the 13th”(1980): 41%
- “Carrie”(1976): 35%
- TIE: “An American Werewolf in London”(1981) and “Halloween” (1978): 33%
- “A Nightmare on Elm Street”(1984): 27%
- “Night of the Living Dead”(1968): 23%
- “The Exorcist”(1973): 9%
Here’s the Top 7 family-friendly Halloween movies:
- “Coraline”(2009): 40%
- TIE: “Casper”(1995) and “Ghostbusters” (1984): 37%
- “Corpse Bride”(2005): 35%
- “Beetlejuice”(1988): 28%
- “Halloweentown”(1998): 16%
- “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”(1966): 10%
Celebrities Celebrating a Birthday
Jason Derulo is 34.
Maggie Grace is 40. Althea on “Fear the Walking Dead”, Shannon on “Lost”, and Liam Neeson’s daughter in the “Taken” movies.
Nicole Richie is 42. Lionel Richie’s daughter. She has two babies with Joel Madden from Good Charlotte. They have a daughter named Harlow and a son named Sparrow.
Liam Gallagher is 51. 12-toed singer for Oasis.
David Silveria is 51. Former Korn drummer. He went on “hiatus” in December of 2006, and never came back. His band mates say he dropped out of the music scene altogether, and doesn’t even own a drum set anymore.
Alfonso Ribeiro is 52. Carlton on “The Fresh Prince of Bel Air”.
Luke Wilson is 52.
Ricki Lake is 55. Daytime talk show host.
Faith Hill is 56.
Cheryl Hines is 58. Larry’s wife on “Curb Your Enthusiasm”. She married Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
Dave Coulier is 64. Uncle Joey on “Full House” and “Fuller House”.
Bill Murray is 73.
Stephen King is 76.
Don Felder is 76. Eagles guitarist and keyboardist.
Jerry Bruckheimer is 80. The man behind “CSI”, the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies, the “National Treasure” movies and both “Top Gun” movies
Today’s birthday girl has been in 1,461 fine films, including:
– 80 Lbs. Of Ass
– Ass Cleavage 11
– Asses of Face Destruction 6
– Big Butt 2
– Bleached To The Bone 3
– Booty Boot Camp
– Chronicles Of A Whore
– Face Full of Diesel 4
– Freaky Deaky & Freaky Deaky 2
– Now That’s An Ass
– Smothered N’ Covered 9
– And who can forget her role in 2017’s Who’s the Bitch Now
Phoenix Marie is 42 years old
The next big thing to do for STL CITY SC was to clinch a playoff spot and at the top of the western conference that seemed pretty likely to happen this week or next but they had to at least draw in what was said to be the most important match of the season so far last night when CITY was to take on LAFC here at CITY PARK. LAFC who is third in the west is the reigning MLS champ and is riding that 3-0 win over city from earlier this season. Well, CITY did it. With a nil-nil draw but a very exciting game in front of a charged up sold out St Louis crowd they clinched their playoff spot. City SC is five points up on second-place Seattle, which is even on games with City SC. City SC became just the third team in MLS history to have at least 50 points and make the postseason in its first season. It was the first 0-0 tie for the club and its third tie in a row after having just two in the first 26 games. City SC is winless in its past four games and plays at Minnesota United on Saturday. It was the eighth shutout for goalkeeper Roman Burki. – SOCCER 101 podcast later today. City SC clinches playoff spot with some help after 0-0 tie with LAFC (stltoday.com)
The Cardinals fell 8-2 to the Milwaukee Brewers at Busch last night. They are out of playoff contention and have some injuries so it half looked like a spring training game out there. The Cardinals (67-85) came into the night having played 1,991 games since the start of the 2011 season. They’d mathematically been in postseason contention for 1,988 of those games. Wednesday night marked the first time they’d played a game without a chance at making the playoffs since the final game of the 2018 season. – Cardinals fall behind early and can’t recover in 8-2 loss to the Brewers (stltoday.com) – Cards BREWERS TODAY FOR SOME DAY BASEBALL here at Busch 1215 start