Road rage leads to gunfire outside south St. Louis County shopping center – LINK
Moms Just Want Cards, But 33% of Americans Might Take on Debt Buying Mother’s Day Gifts – LINK
Is it okay to put dog poop in a neighbor’s trash can? Legally, it’s complicated . . . some states consider trash to be abandoned, so you can access someone’s bins. But some cities also have ordinances that prohibit people from putting garbage in someone else’s trash, because THEY’RE paying for it to be collected. (Full Story)
Illinois State Fair announces Grandstand lineup for 2022! – SWEET
A Woman Burps So Deeply It Sounds Like an Exorcism – LINK
Real ID going into effect 1 year from today; check your identification – LINK
An Unclaimed Michigan Powerball Ticket Worth $1 Million Is Expiring – LINK
The Direction Your Bed Is Facing Might Be Making You Sick? – LINK
College Graduates Are Overestimating Starting Salaries . . . By $50,000 – LINK
Driver of Atlanta ‘pedal pub’ charged with DUI after 15 injured in crash – LINK
An Old Woman Slapped a 17-Year-Old Little Caesar’s Employee . . . Because They Were Out of Crazy Bread? – LINK
Snapchat Is Selling a $230 Drone That Takes Selfies – LINK
Dave Chappelle was attacked (LINK) onstage last night while doing a show at the Hollywood Bowl. Cellphone video shows a man running across the stage and tackling Chappelle while doing his act. Here are some of the comments he made when he returned to the stage, crediting Jamie Foxx for helping to apprehend the man. (Chappelle has been doing several nights there. Reports say the attacker had a gun and knife, but they were not used in the attack. He was taken away in an ambulance after being roughed up backstage.)
KAILIA POSEY from the TLC show “Toddlers and Tiaras” passed away recently. She was only 16. Her family revealed that she took her own life. Her body was discovered over the weekend at Birch Bay State Park in Washington. Kailia appeared on “Toddlers and Tiaras” when she was 5. A screencap of her smile became an instant meme. After that, she continued to compete in pageants, including Miss Washington Teen USA (LINK) this past February. The family issued a statement saying, quote, “Although she was an accomplished teenager with a bright future ahead of her, unfortunately in one impetuous moment, she made the rash decision to end her earthly life.” They said she won “countless crowns and trophies” over her pageant career and was going to be a cheerleader at her school next fall. She also had job offers to tour as a professional contortionist, and wanted to get a commercial pilot’s license. Her Instagram gives no indication that anything was wrong. She’d just turned 16 a few weeks ago, and her final post was a picture of her on a cruise ship with the caption, “None of your concern.” She posted it a week ago.
Roku has canceled This Joka, the stand-up comedy special produced by Will Smith. The decision to lose the show after one series had nothing to do with Smith’s Oscar’s slap but added that the timing is suspicious but that Roku never had intentions of giving This Joka a second season.
Sounds like IRELAND BALDWIN has dated some real winners. She recently responded to a TikTok that asked, “What is the one thing your ex said to you that you will never forget?” And she had MULTIPLE answers. The worst one had to be, quote, “You’ll never be as beautiful as your mom . . . I’ve always wanted to [eff] her.” She’s also had a lot of guys target her weight, with comments like, “Are you really going to eat all that,” and “None of my friends’ girlfriends eat as much as you.” She’s also had guys threaten her with physical violence . . . and at least one guy asked if her dad could get him an audition for “Saturday Night Live”.
JARED PADALECKI was involved in a car accident a few weeks ago that prevented him from attending a “Supernatural” convention. Well, details were just released about what exactly happened. Jared and two others were passengers in a Tesla that his cousin Jeremy was driving. Jeremy took a turn too fast and went over a retaining wall then crashed HEAD-FIRST into a POLE and spun out. Last week Jared gave an update (LINK) that he was on the mend and would return to filming soon. His cousin that was driving received a speeding ticket, but other than that, everyone will be okay.
Jackass is heading back to the small screen, with a new series from the original creators in the works at Paramount+. “Based on the success of Jackass Forever, we’re working with the creators to continue the partnership with a new series, bringing even more ridiculous antics straight to Paramount+,” Jackass 4.5, a film consisting of extra footage shot during the making of Jackass Forever, is scheduled to be released on May 20 on Netflix (LINK)
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe asks “Anyone got an accordion?” in the new trailer for the Roku biopic Weird: The Al Yankovic Story. It Mr.Al’s rise to fame and adventures. Radcliffe talked about playing Yankovic, telling Uproxx “Wearing the Hawaiian shirt is a huge responsibility that I don’t take lightly. I’m honored to finally share with the world the absolutely 100 percent unassailably true story of Weird Al’s depraved and scandalous life.” Roku hasn’t announced a premiere date for the film at this time.
Lady Gaga ha s song called “Hold My Hand,” from the soundtrack to the long-overdue Top Gun sequel. “Hold My Hand” It’s a dramatic ballad that has that movie feel of Berlin’s “Take My Breath Away” more than Kenny Loggins’ “Danger Zone”. Top Gun: Maverick hits theaters May 26th
British comedian Ricky Gervais’ next comedy special, Supernature, is coming to Netflix on May 24th. This will be the comedian’s second Netflix special. Gervais just wrapped up the third and final season of his Netflix dark comedy, After Life.
A documentary on legendary comedian George Carlin will premiere on HBO and HBO Max on May 20th and 21st. The two-part doc, George Carlin’s American Dream. is directed by Judd Apatow. Carlin headlined 14 stand-up comedy specials on HBO over the course of his career and is considered one of the most influential stand-up comedians of all time.
- George Lucasused real World War 2 footage of aerial battles (dogfights) for the space battles.
- Obi Wan Kenobi was originally supposed to survive his lightsaber battle with Darth Vader in “A New Hope”.
- Harrison Ford’scasting as Han Solo was accidental . . . he was only around to help feed lines to actors that were auditioning . . . which included a young Kurt Russell. George liked Harrison’s delivery the best and put him in the role.
- George originally wanted Jim Hensonto play Yoda.
- In early drafts of the screenplay, Yoda’s name was Buffy . . . which turned to Minch Yoda . . . the eventually just Yoda.
- 11-year-old Warwick Daviswas originally an Ewok extra, but he got cast as Wicket after Kenny Baker, who also played R2-D2, got food poisoning.
- Benicio Del Torowas supposed to play Darth Maul. He dropped out after most of the lines were cut . . . but he did appear in “The Last Jedi” as the character DJ.
- A young Han Solo was supposed to be in “Revenge of the Sith”.
- “The Force Awakens”has many cameos like Bill Hader, Daniel Craig, and Simon Pegg.
- Peter Mayhewwas cast as Chewbacca primarily because of his height . . . he was 7-foot-3.
MEG RYAN is in two of the most beloved romantic comedies of all time “When Harry Met Sally” and “You’ve Got Mail”. And she’s making her return to the genre in a movie she’s also directing. It’s called “What Happens Later”, and she and DAVID DUCHOVNY play exes who are forced to reunite when they get snowed in at an airport. The official synopsis says, quote, TOM HANKS WASN’T AVAILABLE. “What if late one snowy night you came face to face with someone from your long ago? Someone who once held your secrets, because once, long ago, that person held your heart” (LINK)
Speaking of love…Post Malone (LINK) and his GF are having a baby. “I’m excited for this next chapter in my life, I’m the happiest I’ve ever been. “Time to take care of my body and my family and friends, and spread as much love as we can every day. The baby will be Post’s first … the 26-year-old also has a new album, “Twelve Carat Toothache” expected to drop next month — so ya, lot’s of good things for Post on the horizon. As for Post’s girlfriend … we are told she’s not someone who has spent any time in the spotlight, the two have been happy privately building their relationship — which will soon turn into a family.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Golfer Rory Mcllroy is 33.
NSYNC’s Lance Bass is 43.
Sportscaster Erin Andrews is 44
Green Day bassist Mike Dirnt is 50.
Will Arnett is 52.
Country singer Randy Travis is 63.
Lynne Spears is 67. Britney’s mom.
Mick Mars from Motley Crue is 71.
NHRA legend John Force is 73.
The dad from Step Brothers, Richard Jenkins is 75.
Mother of Rebbie, Jackie, Tito, Jermaine, La Toya, Marlon, Randy, Janet and Michael… Katherine Jackson is 92.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 348 fine films, including:
- 2 Chicks Same Time 3
- The Adventures of Agent DD
- American Bad Asses
- Bad News Bitches 3
- Big Sausage Pizza 18
- The Chronicles Of A Whore
- Office Perverts 5
- And who can forget her role in 2019’s Pork Vendors 16
Carolyn Reese is 48 years old
The Cardinals have scored two runs in two games. They were fortunate to win one of them. After the Cardinals’ 1-0 win over Kansas City on Monday in St. Louis, the Royals rolled over the Cardinals 7-1 Tuesday night despite starter Dakota Hudson’s generally solid outing. Hudson held the Royals to two runs for six innings before he was lifted after a leadoff walk in the seventh and left-hander T.J. McFarland allowed that run to score and two of his own, with right-hander Jake Woodford giving up another two runs in a five-run frame. The Cardinals have been held to two runs or fewer in three of their past four games by last-place teams in Arizona and Kansas City.
The Cardinals were operating shorthanded both on the field and in the training room Tuesday night against the Kansas City Royals as the organization was fighting a strain of COVID. President of baseball operations John Mozeliak said one player and four club employees, three of them medical personnel, had tested positive for the virus. Mozeliak did not name the player but shortstop Edmundo Sosa was placed on the injured list, with no determination, and Juan Yepez, who homered for Memphis Tuesday morning in a game at home, was set to join the Cardinals Tuesday night, but not until after the game. Earlier in the day a Cardinals tweet said that Sosa had been placed on the COVID injured list but it was deleted. Additionally, Molina was scratched from his start because he was not feeling well, manager Oliver Marmol said. But Marmol said that Molina had tested negative for COVID “and as of right now” (LINK)
A Little Day Baseball happening today in Kansas City with the Cardinals. First pitch at Kaufman Stadium is 12:10pm
Blues at the Wild starts tonight at 8:30pm
During last night’s Yankees / Blue Jays game in Toronto, New York slugger AARON JUDGE blasted his 9th home run of the season. And it led to a truly heartwarming moment.
A Jays fan caught the ball, but then he saw a kid in an Aaron Judge shirt, so he gave it to him. And the kid was so psyched that he actually CRIED and hugged the guy. It was quite cute and is making the rounds (LINK)
The New Orleans Saints and Tyrann Mathieu have agreed to a three-year, $33 million contract, reuniting the All-Pro safety with his hometown team. Dudes from a Louisiana Highschool and he was an LSU “Who dat?” Nation star. Contract reportedly includes $18 million guaranteed which a sizeable investment for a safety who turns 30 next week. Mathieu spent the past three seasons in Kansas City, where he helped the Chiefs make three consecutive AFC title games, reach two Super Bowls and win their first championship in 50 years (LINK)