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McDonald’s Is Adding Four Fan-Inspired “Menu Hack” Items – LINK

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Retired teacher, 66, becomes the ‘world’s most prolific sperm donor’ after fathering 129 children…with another NINE on the way – LINK

A Study Found We’re Actually Drinking Less During the Pandemic? – LINK

Covid Tests Are More Accurate If You Take Them in the Afternoon – LINK

A Court Ruled Walking from Your Bed to Your Desk Is Technically a “Commute” – LINK

A New Study Blames Our Excess Body Fat on Our Grandparents’ Smoking  – LINK

Wanna Lose Weight? Just Chew Your Food More – LINK

One Hour of Exercise Can Help You Burn More Calories for Two Full Days – LINK

Dieters: Science Is Reminding You to Not Forget to Count Appetizers – LINK

A Man Stole an $8,000 Guitar By Hiding It Down His Pants? – LINK

 

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Original Charlie Brown voice actor is named PETER ROBBINS. He passed away at age 65.  Family says he committed suicide last week. At just 9 years old he was the first person to voice Charlie Brown back in the ’60s.  His first appearance was on 1963’s “A Boy Named Charlie Brown”. Also in “A Charlie Brown Christmas” in 1965 and “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” in 1966.  He last voiced Charlie in 1969, because by then he was 14 years old and had to be replaced by a younger voice actor. He did “The Munsters”“Blondie”, and “My Three Sons”.  Peter stepped away from acting though due to struggles with addiction and mental health.  In 2015 he was sentenced to more than four years in prison for sending threatening letters to multiple people.  He was released in 2019 (LINK)

Now that Macaulay Culkin and Brenda Song had intercourse that one time that produced their now 9 month old son Dakota they have decided to get engaged. Culkin is 41 and Song is 33.  The marriage will be the first for Song, while Culkin was previously married to Rachel Miner, from 1998 to 2002 (LINK) 

Tuesday was year 2 of sobriety for Shaun Weiss, the goalie from Mighty Ducks. He celebrated by having take out from his favorite deli. That’s the place he first ate after being released from jail in 2017. Shaun was homeless and had multiple run-ins with the law — arrested for meth and burglary (LINK) — but he’s since cleaned up his act in a pretty spectacular way. He graduated from a drug program and is now making money doing signings and small appearances. He’s also been working on standup and has been writing nonstop.  

Remember that story about Ray J, who was the other end of the sex tape with Kim Kardashian, saying there was a second tape? Apparently there is nothing to that.  Ray J’s former manager, Wack 100, publicly alleged that he had it last year. But earlier this week, Kanye talked about it. Kim’s people say there is nothing new sexually speaking to see.  There is footage on the plane on the way to Mexico and footage at a club and restaurant on the same trip.”   

Get your babysitter scheduled soon. If you can’t let go of the Emo here ya go. It’s the “Emo’s Not Dead” cruise out of Los Angeles to Ensenada, Mexico from November 8th through the 12th.  Dashboard Confessional, New Found Glory, and Underoath are headlining. Other performers include Plain White T’s, Hawthorne Heights, Silverstein and more. Pricing hasn’t been announced, but presale starts today at Emosnotdead.com.  The general sale is tomorrow. There is some overlap with the “When We Were Young” festival like Dashboard Confessional, Thursday, Silverstein, and Hawthorne Heights (LINK)

Recall back in 2003 at the MTV Video Music Awards when Madonna and Britney Spears sent a lot of teenagers to their room early after they kissed? Well the 63 year old Madonna wants to do a world tour with Britney Spears who is now 40. Madonna says a joint world tour would be cool. And they could re enact the kiss. Britney is currently hopefully getting her life together so not sure if she would be down (LINK)

Shinedown will release its seventh studio album, Planet Zero, on April 22nd. The band says that Planet Zero “is a warning, in a lot of ways, to everyone. It’s not a record for the right, it’s not a record for the left… It’s a record for all of us.” The first single is called Planet Zero 

Eminem is the latest musician to sign on with Peloton’s Artist Series. Starting tomorrow you can log into Peloton’s first-ever boxing-specific artist series and shadowbox to his entire catalog. This partnership will also feature Em during a live boxing class on the platform for one night only, this Friday. Also, Eminem’s music will also be available across other Peloton platforms over the weekend. 

China has some tight censorship. They took out virtually every part that referenced Freddie Mercury’s homosexuality in Bohemian Rhapsody. The ending of Fight Club is edited on Chinese streaming.  Instead of Edward Norton’s narrator killing his imaginary alter-ego Tyler Durden, Brad Pitt, before he watches buildings explode, that is replaced by a screen with text saying the authorities won. It reads, “Through the clue provided by Tyler, the police rapidly figured out the whole plan and arrested all criminals, successfully preventing the bomb from exploding. After the trial, Tyler was sent to lunatic asylum receiving psychological treatment. He was discharged from the hospital in 2012.”

When someone says they watched something “at home,” that doesn’t necessarily mean they PAID to watch it at home.  Here are the most-pirated movies of 2021: 

  1. “Godzilla vs. Kong” 
  1. “Zack Snyder’s Justice League” 
  1. “Black Widow” 
  1. “F9” 
  1. “Mortal Kombat” (2021) 
  1. “The Suicide Squad” 
  1. “Cruella” 
  1. “Wonder Woman 1984” 
  1. “Raya and the Last Dragon” 

10.  “Jungle Cruise”

Celebrating a Birthday today:

Rosamund Pike is 43. THE star of “Gone Girl”. 007 fans also know her as double agent Miranda Frost in the Pierce Brosnan movie “Die Another Day”

Patton Oswalt is 53. Spence on “King of Queens”, the narrator on “The Goldbergs”, and Principal Durbin on the NBC sitcom “A.P. Bio”.

Mike Patton is 54. Genius from Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, and Fantomas.

Alan Cumming is 57. Eli Gold on “The Good Wife”, Gutsy Smurf in the “Smurfs” movies, Nightcrawler in the second “X-Men”, and Dylan Reinhart on “Instinct”.

Bridget Fonda is 58. “Single White Female”, “Lake Placid”, Cameron Crowe’s “Singles”, and Ash’s girlfriend Linda in “Army of Darkness”

Keith Olbermann is 63.

Football play-by-play guy Cris Collinsworth is 63.

Mimi Rogers is 66. Mrs. Kensington in the first “Austin Powers”. And Agent Diana Fowley on “The X-Files”. She was Tom Cruise’s first wife (1987-1990).

John Roberts is 67. Chief Justice of the Supreme Court.

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason is 78.

James Cromwell is 82. 6-foot-7 actor who played the evil Dr. Arthur Arden on “American Horror Story: Asylum”. He’s also the warden in “The Green Mile”, the president in “Sum of All Fears”, and George Sibley on “Six Feet Under

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Austin O’Riley

Today’s birthday girl has been in 175 fine films, including:

  • 18 and Lost in New Jersey
  • All About Ass 10
  • The Ass A Thon
  • Breakin’ ‘Em In 3
  • Fast Times at Deep Crack High 10 & 11
  • She’s A Screamer
  • Young Sluts, Inc. 10
  • And who can forget her role in 2003’s Foul Mouth Sluts 2

Austin O’Riley is 42 years old

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Tonight the Blues look to bounce back from an UGLY game against the Flames on Monday.  On Monday – the final score was 7-1.  Tonight however, that all changes, because it’s Rizz Show Night at the Blues Game.  Puck drop tonight at 6:15PM.

The San Diego Padres have hired former  Cardinals manager Mike Shildt as a player development consultant. Shildt joins a player development advisory staff that includes familiar names like Moises Alou, Allen Craig, Ian Kinsler, and Hall of Famer Trevor Hoffman. San Diego interviewed Shildt for their managerial opening early in the offseason, though they eventually hired Bob Melvin away from Oakland to be their new manager. Shildt took a job with the commissioner’s office soon thereafter, and he will work both jobs moving forward. He’ll remain with the commissioner’s office while also consulting with the Padres.

Legendary Boston Red Sox slugger DAVID ORTIZ was the only player elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame this year . . . and this is his first year on the ballot.  He got 77.9% of the vote from the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.  A player needs 75% to get in. He said, quote, “I learned not too long ago how difficult it is to get in on the first ballot.  Man, it’s a wonderful honor to be able to get in on my first rodeo.  It’s something that is very special to me.” Four guys whose numbers alone should have made them first-ballot inductees failed to get in on their 10th try . . . which means they can NEVER get in. We’re talking Barry Bonds, Roger Clemens, Sammy Sosa, and Curt Schilling.  Bonds, Clemens, and Sosa became poster boys of the steroid era, which is why they never made the cut. Schilling’s exclusion probably comes from his controversial public statements.  Last year he asked to be removed from the ballot because he knew he wasn’t getting in. For what it’s worth, Big Papi wishes Bonds and Clemens were going in with him.  Quote, “Those guys, they did it all.”  Like Ortiz, Alex Rodriguez was also in his first year of eligibility.  But he’s another guy under the cloud of performance-enhancing drugs, and things aren’t looking good for him. He got just 34.3% of the vote, so at this point, he’s not even halfway there.

Sean Payton announced his decision to step away Tuesday, 16 years after he was hired as the New Orleans Saints’ coach, though he stressed multiple times that “retirement is not the right word.” Payton, 58, said he doesn’t plan to coach another team in 2022, adding, “That’s not where my heart is right now.” And since he has three years remaining on his contract, the Saints would have to agree to trade compensation if he wanted to coach another team. However, Payton didn’t rule out a return to coaching in the future. And he said he is interested in pursuing a TV analyst job, though he insisted that neither he nor his agent have talked with any media outlets yet.

ViacomCBS says Kansas City’s 42-36 overtime win against the Buffalo Bills averaged 42.7 million viewers on Sunday, making it the most-watched divisional playoff game in five years. In January 2017, the Green Bay Packers beat the Dallas Cowboys and averaged 48.5 million viewers.  The network added that the game, with one of the most memorable and drama-filled playoff endings,  peaked at 51.6 million viewers. There was an 18% increase in viewership compared to last year’s playoff between Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints. It carried just over 36 million viewers.

Kansas City Chiefs fans are gracious winners.  After the Chiefs knocked the Buffalo Bills out of the playoffs Sunday, they raised almost $200,000 for a charity named after the grandmother of Bills quarterback JOSH ALLEN. The idea came from Brett Fitzgerald, who owns a Chiefs fan account.  He asked followers to donate $13 each to the Patricia Allen Fund, which benefits a children’s hospital in Buffalo. The $13 is in honor of the 13 seconds that it took PATRICK MAHOMES to drive down the field so the Chiefs could tie the game at the end of regulation and send it into overtime. As of yesterday morning, more than 9,800 people joined together to raise $178,000 for the hospital.

The Charlotte Hornets broke the franchise’s single-game scoring record on Wednesday night and notched the highest point total in the NBA this season in their 158-126 rout of the Indiana Pacers. Kelly Oubre Jr. had a career-high 39 points, going 10 of 15 on 3s — also a career best. LaMelo Ball had his fourth triple double of the season with 29 points, 13 assists and 10 rebounds. Four players had 20 or more points, and the Hornets matched a season-best by making 24 3s. With the victory, Charlotte snapped a two-game losing streak and pulled off a four-game sweep of the injury-depleted Pacers.

Last night SLU beat George Washington at Chafietz 80-67.  Up next for the Billikens is a game Saturday on the road against Duquesne.  After only losing by 1 to the #1 ranked team in the country, Mizzou will take on 23rd ranked Iowa State on the road on Saturday afternoon.  And Illinois, coming off of an upset win over #10 Michigan State will take on Northwestern on the road Saturday afternoon as well.  Tip off for that game is at 3:30PM