A Survey Found the Top Perks and Downsides of Working from Home – SWNSDigital
Eight Lame Things That Feel Like “Adventures” After a Year of COVID – SWNSDigital
If you’re a big fan of “Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby”, you’d know HOUSTON TUMLIN. He played Walker Bobby, one of WILL FERRELL’s two sons. Well, sadly, Houston took his own life on Tuesday. He was just 28. He reportedly shot himself in the head inside his home in Pelham, Alabama. No note has been found. “Talladega Nights” was Houston’s only acting credit. As recently as 2015 he was reportedly serving in the Army’s 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell. And he’s also worked other jobs, like repairing telephone lines.
JAY LENO is apologizing for DECADES of anti-Asian jokes . . . dating from his early career, through his “Tonight Show” days, up to as recently as 2019 when he made cracks about Koreans eating dog meat while guest-judging “America’s Got Talent”. The Asians / dog meat thing was one of his go-to punch-lines for years. But now, in the wake of the rising violence against Asian Americans, Leno is apologizing. He said, quote, “I genuinely thought them to be harmless . . .”I was [often] making fun of our enemy North Korea, and like most jokes, there was a ring of truth to them . . .”There was a prevailing attitude that some group is always complaining about something, so don’t worry about it. “Whenever we received a complaint, there would be two sides to the discussion: Either ‘We need to deal with this’ or ‘Screw ’em if they can’t take a joke.’ Too many times I sided with the latter even when in my heart I knew it was wrong.” Some are classifying this as another “non-apology apology” . . . and others are freaking out about cancel culture coming for Leno. Leno was facing pressure from an activist group called MANAA . . . the Media Action Network for Asian Americans . . . they’ve been after him for almost 15 years for his Asian jokes. But he DOES seem genuine. He said, quote, “I [personally] am issuing this apology. I do not consider this particular case to be another example of cancel culture, but a legitimate wrong that was done on my part. MANAA has been very gracious in accepting my apology. “I hope that the Asian American community will be able to accept it as well, and I hope I can live up to their expectations in the future.” Jay is hosting a new version of the game show “You Bet Your Life”. It will premiere in syndication this fall.
The cast of “Glee” will reunite at the “GLAAD Media Awards” to pay tribute to NAYA RIVERA. But LEA MICHELE will NOT be part of it. To be fair, nobody’s saying Lea’s absence has anything to do with her . . . you know . . . COMPLICATED relationships with her former co-stars. She did just have a baby last August, so maybe that’s why. DIANNA AGRON isn’t going to be there either, and she and Naya were close. Here’s who IS taking part: Jacob Artist, Chris Colfer, Darren Criss, Vanessa Lengies, Jane Lynch, Kevin McHale, Heather Morris, Matthew Morrison, Alex Newell, Amber Riley, Harry Shum Jr., Becca Tobin, and Jenna Ushkowitz. The segment will be introduced by DEMI LOVATO, who played Naya’s girlfriend. The “GLAAD Media Awards” will air April 8th on YouTube and Hulu.
It’s the end of an era . . . at least for now. CHRISSY TEIGEN is quitting Twitter because of the negativity. In a post she said goodbye to twitter…you’ve been my world for 10 years…maybe that’s part of the problem. Yes it is important for you as a way to make lots and lots of money, my jealousy is clear. But especially with kids you gotta take time to ttruley be off and don’t document being off for a later posting titled “off the grid” truly take time away. Chances are she will be back to Twitter or maybe another platform coming that she is invested in. Either way she got kids so I hope she is cool.
It’s hard to believe that 2001 was 20 FREAKIN’ YEARS AGO. But it hasn’t been so long that you’ve forgotten your favorite JAMS. Here’s a list of “10 Alternative Songs from 2001 That You Still Know Every Word To” . . .
- “The Rock Show”, Blink-182
- “Tribute”, Tenacious D
- “In Too Deep”, Sum 41
- “Chop Suey!”, System of a Down
- “Underneath It All”, No Doubt
- “Island in the Sun”, Weezer
- “My Sacrifice”, Creed
- “The Middle”, Jimmy Eat World
- “Private Eye”, Alkaline Trio
- “Youth of the Nation”, P.O.D.
Big Sean is 33.
Katharine McPhee is 37.
Danica Patrick is 39.
Sarah Jessica Parker is 56.
Elton John is 74.
And Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….he’s the former Today show movie critic and has a FANTASTIC fro/mustache combo….Gene Shalit is 95 years old.
Today’s birthday girl has handled more bones than Dr. Grant in Jurassic Park in 329 fine films including:
- Beauty & The Bitch
- Black That Ass Up
- Welp, I’ve Never Done THAT Before
- Mommy’s Little Monster
- Liquid Gold
- Smokin’ Butts
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…Ouch! My First Anal
Noname Jane is 46 YEARS OLD
St. Louis Blues hockey legend Bob Plager was killed Wednesday in a crash on Highway 40 (Interstate 64) in St. Louis, according to the team. Plager, 78, was killed in a two-vehicle wreck about 1:30 p.m. on the highway, shocking longtime fans and admirers of the man who played 11 years and 615 games with the team, and became a face of the Blues franchise through decades of continued work with the organization. Several police units responded to the scene of the crash, under the Tower Grove Avenue overpass along the Central West End neighborhood Wednesday. Police did not say what caused the crash, but there was a Cadillac SUV and a Dodge minivan with significant damage on scene. Plager was alone in the SUV. There were two women in the minivan, including one who suffered minor injuries, St. Louis police said. Blues general manager Doug Armstrong confirmed the death in a video statement Wednesday.
The team said in a statement that Plager was a true original: “Today, our hearts are broken, but one day they will be warmed again by memories of his character, humor and strong love for his family, our community, the St. Louis Blues and generations of fans who will miss him dearly.”
He was an absolute central figure in the Blues franchise — a constant over its 50-plus years. He was a member of the inaugural Blues team on Day One in 1967, and finished his playing career with the Blues in 1977-78. He grew up in Kirkland Lake, Ontario, and joined the Blues as a 21-year-old and was soon joined on the Blues by his brothers, Barclay and Bill, in 1968. The team would advance to the Stanley Cup Final in each of its first three seasons. After his playing career, Plager returned to St. Louis and worked for decades in a variety of roles for the Blues, including a brief stint as head coach of the team in 1992 – STLToday
RIP MR BLUE
The NHL announced Wednesday that Tim Peel’s career as a league referee is over after he was picked up by a TV microphone saying he wanted to give the Nashville Predators a penalty, an incident that put the notion of “make-up” calls squarely in the spotlight.
Peel will “no longer will be working NHL games now or in the future,” the league said. The 54-year-old Peel had planned to retire next month, but his early exit sparked discussion across the league about the approach and mindset of officials tracking the games.
The NHL determined it was Peel’s voice on the TV broadcast of the Predators home game against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night after Nashville forward Viktor Arvidsson was issued a minor tripping penalty five minutes into the second period – Yahoo
Michael Jordan’s exclusive golf club, The Grove XXIII, has a clever design layout that creates a unique dilemma for visitors, especially professionals, according to Rickie Fowler.
Fowler told Golf.com that Jordan set up the fairways such that long hitters hit their drives into narrower fairways and shorter hitters, like himself, drive into much wider sections. This takes the advantage away from Jordan’s professional visitors, as they’re faced with the dilemma of either having to hit the ball short or risk being in the rough on every hole.
Fowler spoke during a Golf.com podcast about why pros call the course “Slaughterhouse XXIII” and why MJ has such an advantage.
Jordan opened the club in Hobe Sound, Florida, in fall 2019, and Fowler is just one of the fewer than 100 members to play there. Jordan has reportedly kept the club’s membership small on purpose to ensure that it’s one of the most exclusive clubs around – yahoo
TODAY, March 25, at 3 p.m. Eastern time (2 p.m. Central), the trade deadline will strike. That means teams have limited time to move players and look for roster or asset upgrades.
A safety for Ohio State named Marcus Hooker is facing drunk driving charges after he passed out behind the wheel in a McDonald’s drive-thru. Cops tried to wake him up by banging on his window, rocking his car, and blasting their siren. They eventually had to break a window, and he still didn’t wake up. Check out this AUDIO of the cops
Julie Pomagalski, a former Olympic snowboarder from France, has died in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps. She was 40. Pomagalski competed in the parallel giant slalom at the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics and the 2006 Turin Games. She won gold in the snowboard cross at the world championships in 1999. The French ski federation said Wednesday that Pomagalski died Tuesday but did not specify the location. The federation said a guide also died in the avalanche.
Baseball is on the verge of policing one of its oldest unwritten rules, fighting technology with technology in an effort to cut down on a perceived rise in pitchers using foreign substances to increase spin rate and dominate hitters.
Major League Baseball has distributed a memo outlining its intention to crack down on the use of foreign substances on baseballs, a multi-pronged attack that will include repossessing game-used baseballs to test for foreign substances, charting sudden rises in spin rates among pitchers and assigning monitors to patrol dugouts, clubhouses and other areas of potential tomfoolery – usatoday
Major League Soccer teams will play almost all of their 34 regular season matches against in-conference opponents, a decision prompted by continued concerns about the coronavirus pandemic.
In announcing the full schedule Wednesday, MLS said, “In an effort to minimize travel and time on the road, the number of regional matches has been increased and clubs will travel the day of the game whenever possible.”