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Do You Believe in Ghosts, Demons, Werewolves, Vampires and Psychics? – LINK

Do “Opposites Attract” or Do “Birds of a Feather Flock Together”? – LINK

The Shopping Cart Theory Determines Moral Character – LINK

The Most Annoying Conversations That Couples Have Over and Over – LINK

It’s National Cereal Day! What’s the Best Cereal to Eat Without Milk? – LINK

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“The Batman” made $128.5 million in its first three days. That’s the second largest opening since the pandemic started, behind “Spider-Man: No Way Home” . . . which had a $260 million debut back in December.  So far they’re the only two movies to debut with over $100 million since December of 2019. “The Batman” made another $120 million overseas, giving it a worldwide total of $248.5 million (LINK)

Assuming it’s too early to rate Robert Pattinson. But according to a new survey, our best Batman is . . . BEN AFFLECK???  Out of 1,000 people polled, 31% chose Ben, MICHAEL KEATON  got 30% of the vote. Third place went to KEVIN CONROY, who has voiced Batman in various animated series, movies, and video games.  He got 28% of the vote. CHRISTIAN BALE finished fourth, with 26% . . . followed by ADAM WEST with 25% (LINK) 

Keanu Reeves will voice Bruce Wayne in the animated film “DC League of Super Pets,” which sees members of the Justice League get their own superpowered pets, with Superman’s dog Krypto (voiced by Dwayne Johnson) as the leader. There is a hound named Ace (Kevin Hart), who isn’t really into the idea of becoming a super-dog. “DC League of Super-Pets” comes out May 20 

Days after indefinitely suspending all production (LINK) and content acquisition plans in Russia, Netflix suspended all production in Russia recently. Now Netflix is pulling its streaming service entirely from Russia. Not sure if the 1 million subscribers in the country will be suspended or removed entirely. Earlier this week, Netflix began pulling up stakes in Russian. Their law says they have to broadcast 20 free, state-run broadcast channels on their service and Netflix said no thanks.

TikTok put a stop to live streaming and new content. “In light of Russia’s new ‘fake news’ law, they suspended livestreaming and new content while they review the safety implications of the law. The in-app messaging service will not be affected (LINK)  

Disney+ is rolling out a cheaper subscription tier later this year but you’ll have to watch commercials.  There’s no word yet on the exact date, or the cost.  Disney+ currently costs $7.99 a month, or $79.99 a year. Their ultimate goal is to add 230 million to 260 million subscribers by 2024.  They’re also bringing on more mature content, like the Marvel shows that were previously on Netflix.  New parental controls are being rolled out along with that (LINK) 

Ever since the war began, artists have been pulling out of their Russian performances — Imagine Dragons, Eric Clapton, Gorillaz, and Louis Tomlinson are just a few.A good number of bands are sticking to their plans for now … most likely to see how things blow over, but only time will tell. KISS’ Gene Simmons  says bands should stick together in solidarity and take Russia off their tour schedules — something KISS is doing.. Gene thinks an American band that travels and puts on a show for the Russian people would be giving a thumbs up to President Vladimir Putin and his current attack (LINK)

A sophomore at Clear Springs High School in League City, Texas is the very first recipient of the Neil Peart “Spirit of Drumming” scholarship, a grant endowed by Modern Drummer to honor Rush’s late drummer. Maxx Rinkus, a member of his high school’s band, received the scholarship after demonstrating drum covers of Rush’s “XYZ” and Avenged Sevenfold’s “The Beast and The Harlot”. Rinkus now gets 52 weeks of free drum lessons plus a one-year subscription to Modern Drummer magazine and a selection of classic Rush albums.

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne are leaving LA to go back to the UK. Ozzy explained his family’s decision, saying ” We are a bit sad but the tax is getting too much. I am sad because I really really like staying and living there.” Ozzy’s heading back to his Buckinghamshire property, adding “I am taking my recording studio with me. I am going to build a barn there and make my own studio. I will still be making music and my band will come over. “He said  “does the taxes better” he might return to the US.

Bruce Springsteen has released a live album of his 2009 concert in Cleveland. It was one of the last to feature E. Street Band saxophonist Clarence Clemons, who died from a stroke in 2011. Springsteen also did Born To Run, in its entirety. 

Have you ever argued online with strangers over music?  A recent OnePoll survey asked 2,000 people which musician has the most intense fanbase (LINK)  Here are the results: 

  1. Beyonce,  46% 
  1.  Kanye West,  35% 
  1. Ariana Grande,  34% 
  1. Britney Spears,  32% 
  1. Taylor Swift,  31%  (#5?  How are these little psychos not #1???) 
  1. Adele,  31% 
  1. Olivia Rodrigo,  26% 
  1. Drake,  24% 
  1. Harry Styles,  23% 

10.  Selena Gomez,  23%

Celebrating a Birthday today: 

She played Donna on That 70’s Show, Laura Prepon is 42.

Saint Louis’ own Jenna Fischer, Pam from The Office, is 48.

Actress Rachel Weisz is 52.

Comedian Wanda Sykes is 58.

Singer Taylor Dayne is 60.

Bryan Cranston is 65.

NFL Hall of Famer Lynn Swann is 70.

Lead singer of the J. Geils Band, Peter Wolf is 76

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Michele Raven

Today’s birthday girl has been in 207 fine films, including:

  • Ass Clowns 2
  • Caveman Humping
  • The Fleshtones
  • The Great American Ass 2
  • Party in My Mouth 18
  • Sinful Rella
  • Summer School Panty Raid 1
  • And who can forget her role in 2000’s Mission to Uranus

Michele Raven is 52 years old

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The Blues had a GREAT time these past couple days up on the east coast.  They faced off against the Rangers, Islanders, and Devils.  And, while on the road trip, the team has lost 3 in a row.  5-3 against the Rangers on Wednesday, they lost 2-1 on Saturday, and then lost 3-2 in OT yesterday afternoon.  Up next for the Blues is a game at home tomorrow night against the Senators.  Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM.

The MLB Players Association gave a written collective bargaining agreement proposal to Major League Baseball yesterday. The meeting in New York lasted 95 minutes with the union suggesting afterward that the two sides meet again Monday. A league spokesman said:  “We were hoping to see some movement in our direction to give us additional flexibility and get a deal done quickly. The players’ association chose to come back to us with a proposal that was worse than Monday night and was not designed to move the process forward. On some issues, they even went backwards. Simply put, we are deadlocked.”

Papa John’s is currently hiring professional baseball players who aren’t playing due to the MLB lockout.  Atlanta Braves players DANSBY SWANSON and JOC PEDERSON already took up the offer and did a shift at a Georgia location. Last Friday they made pizzas and folded boxes during their shift as a “Pre-Season Pizza Pro”.  All players who participate will receive the same benefits as regular employees. Papa John’s said in a Tweet, quote, “Are you a pro ball player with too much free time during a prolonged off season?  If your team isn’t doing much lately, why not join ours? . . We’ll put your talents to use catching orders, taking a swing at pizza making, and delivering the goods like you always have.  You’ll even get a new uniform.  So join our team roster and apply today.” Dansby and Joc even shared videos of their initial interest in the job listing and why they’d be perfect for Papa John’s.

In a week in which speed has been the big story at the NFL scouting combine, two defensive backs put an exclamation point on the affair Sunday. Baylor cornerback Kalon Barnes and Texas-San Antonio cornerback Tariq Woolen ran two of the fastest 40-yard dash times in the combine’s history. Barnes’ official 4.23 clocking was the fastest ever for a defensive back and is now considered the second-fastest time to wide receiver John Ross’ 4.22 in 2017.  Woolen ran an official 4.26 and, like Barnes, ran his best 40 on his second attempt. Woolen’s run, at least to some personnel executives, will be even a little more celebrated given he not has only tied for the fourth-fastest 40-yard dash in the event’s history, but he did it as one of the biggest cornerbacks in any draft at 6-foot-4⅛ and 205 pounds.

WNBA star BRITTNEY GRINER was arrested at a Russian airport last month when authorities allegedly found vape cartridges containing hashish oil in her luggage.  The crime can carry a prison sentence of up to 10 years. But Griner’s arrest could go beyond just simple crime and punishment.  Evelyn Farkas is a former Pentagon official who thinks Russia could be using it for more sinister purposes. Quote, “If we want her out of jail, Russia is going to have some terms.  It could be a prisoner swap.  They also could use it as an implicit threat or blackmail to get us to do something or not do something.  Either way, they find it useful.” Griner is a two-time Olympic gold medalist and seven-time WNBA All-Star.  But she’s also one of many female American basketball stars who play overseas during the offseason because it pays BETTER.

Deadspin has an interesting take on this chaos, saying America FAILED Brittney Griner by not paying her better and forcing her, and so many others, to supplement their incomes in other countries.

On Saturday night, it was Coach K’s final game for Duke.  While the average ticket price was around $5700, that didn’t stop people from jamming into the building.  Lots of big names were there as well.  Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki and comedian Jerry Seinfeld were among those in attendance to celebrate Coach K.  Also Adam Silver, Ken Jeong, Terrell Owens, Joc Pederson, and a ton of other big names were there.  And – the final result?  North Carolina beat Duke 94-81.

On Feb. 10, just over a month out from Selection Sunday, March Madness seemed improbable for the Kentucky women’s basketball team. The Wildcats were 9-11 overall and 2-8 in the SEC. Then everything changed for Kentucky. The Wildcats went on a 10-game winning streak that wrapped up this weekend with a 64-62 upset of No. 1-ranked South Carolina. They became the first team in SEC women’s tournament history to beat the top three seeds on the way to the title. The Wildcats beat No. 1 seed South Carolina, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Tennessee and No. 10 Mississippi State all this year.  However – even despite the loss – South Carolina still has the overall No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament locked up

Mizzou beat Georgia on the basketball court Saturday.  They head to the SEC tournament as the 12th seed and they take on Mississippi on Wednesday.  SLU wrapped up their season with a win over VCU.  They go into the A-10 tourney at number 5 and wait to see who they will play on Thursday of this week.  Illinois beat Iowa and enters the Big 10 Tourney ranked 1st overall.  They wait to see their opponent on Friday.  Loyola is the MVC Champs as they beat Drake 64-58 for the title and automatic bid to the NCAA tourney