Mike McCready of Pearl Jam says the band is almost done with their new album, and credits producer Andrew Watt for getting them out of their comfort zone. McCready also revealed that he’s working on his own project, a rock opera inspired in part by Chris Cornell. “I love Chris and I’m working on a little project about the Seattle scene and a musical kind of rock opera thing. It’s just from my experience in the Seattle music scene, and he’s part of it.” He added, “I’m just in the middle of it. I’m working on a script and I’ve got about 18 songs that I’m working on, and I’m singing on it. It’s been a long journey.” – LINK
Atlantic Records is celebrating its 75th anniversary with an extensive year-long vinyl series featuring 90 releases spanning the entire history of the company. Among the acts considered worthy are Led Zeppelin, INXS, Genesis, Phil Collins, Stone Temple Pilots, Hootie and the Blowfish – LINK
Olivia Rodrigo will have a limited number of $20 tickets for her “GUTS” world tour to make it more affordable for fans. They’ll be offered sometime after her regular ticket sale. She will be in St. Louis on March 12th at Enterprise Center – LINK
“Rick & Morty” creator Justin Roiland is now being accused of coercing young women and teens into sex. NBC is reporting on text messages and social media DMs between Roiland and his various accusers in a revealing and disturbing report that includes accusations of sexual assault, grooming, and coercion. Roiland has denied the charges through his lawyer, saying the allegations were “false and defamatory.” – LINK
Hollywood stars like Natasha Lyonne, David Cross and Bob Odenkirk are auctioning themselves out in an eBay fundraiser that will benefit the healthcare fund for WGA/SAG-AFTRA crew members. You could have dinner or do an activity with the star to help raise money for those out of work – LINK
Remember the guy who tried to approach Drew Barrymore during a speaking engagement at a theater in New York City and then went to her house in the Hampton last month? Well, his name is Chad, and now he’s stalking “Harry Potter” star Emma Watson. Last Friday, he stormed into a dressing room at a New York Fashion Week show, demanding to see her. He was yelling at people and saying that he wanted to marry her . . . and get his picture taken with her. He was arrested – LINK
Check out the trailer for the new documentary “Milli Vanilli” . . . hitting Paramount+ in October. Watch the trailer here – LINK
E! News put together a list of TV’s Top 20 BAD-ASS female TV Show characters of all-time – LINK
Here’s the list:
- Buffy Summers from “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”. . . (Sarah Michelle Gellar)
- Olivia Benson from “Law & Order: SVU”. . . (Mariska Hargitay)
- Angela Abar from “Watchmen”. . . (Regina King)
- Arya Stark from “Game of Thrones”. . . (Maisie Williams)
- Sydney Bristow from “Alias”. . . (Jennifer Garner)
- Xena from “Xena: Warrior Princess”. . . (Lucy Lawless)
- Michonne from “The Walking Dead”. . . (Danai Gurira)
- Clarke Griffin from “The 100”. . . (Eliza Taylor)
- Kara Danvers from “Supergirl”. . . (Melissa Benoist)
- Diana Prince from “Wonder Woman”. . . (Lynda Carter)
- Eleven from “Stranger Things”. . . (Millie Bobby Brown)
- Kate Kane from “Batwoman”. . . (Ruby Rose)
- Olivia Pope from “Scandal”. . . (Kerry Washington)
- Veronica Mars from “Veronica Mars”. . . (Kristen Bell)
- Carrie Mathison from “Homeland”. . . (Claire Danes)
- Rosa Diaz from “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”. . . (Stephanie Beatriz)
- Iris West-Allen from “The Flash”. . . (Candice Patton)
- Meredith Grey from “Grey’s Anatomy”. . . (Ellen Pompeo)
- Dana Scully from “The X-Files”. . . (Gillian Anderson)
- Eve Polastri from “Killing Eve”. . . (Sandra Oh)
Today’s birthday girl has been in 427 fine films, including:
– Abducted By The Enema Bandit
– The Anal Adventures of Suzy Superslut 2
– Babes Behind Bars
– The Backway Inn 5
– Boss Bitches 19 & 22
– The Butt Sisters Do Denver
– I Love Lesbians 6
– Rack Attack
– And who can forget her role in 1998’s Throbin Hood
Anna Malle WOULD have been 56 years old. She passed away back in 2006. Car accident
Drew Rom nearly completed five no-hit innings against the club that drafted him in the ballpark he’d imagined pitching in for them. Instead, Rom earned his first major-league win 1-0 over the Orioles in the series-clinching victory on the east coast to finish our their road trip. Cardinals rookie Drew Rom leads the way to a series-clinching 1-0 win over the Orioles (stltoday.com)
Simona Halep, a two-time Grand Slam champion, has been banned four years for violating anti-doping rules.
This decision was announced Tuesday by the International Tennis Integrity Agency. As you’d expect, Halep isn’t thrilled with this decision.
“I have devoted my life to the beautiful game of tennis. I take the rules that govern our sport very seriously and take pride in the fact I have never knowingly or intentionally used any prohibited substance,” Halep said. “I refused to accept their decision of a four-year ban.” Halep tested positive for roxadustat at the US Open in 2022. Apparently, there were also irregularities in her athlete biological passport.
Experts are saying two things about the Jets right now. A) Don’t count them out for the season as Zach Wilson is still under the tutilidge of a future hall of famer and probably picked up a lot from him in pre season, they have some great recievers and a great running back that could see a lot more runs and B) that Aaron Rodgers injury may not be career ending after all. Yes it’s a big deal and a huge recovery but the quote coming out is that “He can be the same type of athlete he was before”
The former Yankees third baseman revealed to federal agents in 2014 he had been told by Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch that Manny Ramirez, Ryan Braun and one other All-Star player were also performance-enhancing drug clients, according to documents obtained by ESPN.
The third All-Star has never tested positive for PEDs and was not named in the story.
Rodriguez gave the agents those names when he met with two assistant U.S. Department of Justice attorneys and seven Drug Enforcement Administration agents Jan. 29, 2014.
This meeting came several weeks after he received his 211-game suspension for violating MLB’s PED policy, which earned him a ban for the entire 2014 season.
The third baseman had been granted “Queen for a Day” status by prosecutors, per the report, which allowed him to share details without fear of legal prosecution.
Ramirez served a 50-game suspension in 2009 while with the Dodgers for violating the league’s PED policy.
He was hit with a 100-game suspension in 2011 while with the Rays but he never served that ban, instead opting to retire.
Braun received his suspension in 2013.
The third player had not been on the federal agents’ radar and never received a suspension from MLB, according to ESPN.
Rodriguez admitted for the first time in the meeting that he used PEDs he purchased from Bosch, per the report, which he had denied publicly.
He said he paid roughly $12,000 per month to Bosch for “doping protocols fueled by testosterone creams, red, gummy-like lozenges containing testosterone and human growth hormone” from 2010-12, per the report.
The three-time AL MVP paid Bosch via cash, and sometimes used petty cash obtained from the Yankees traveling team secretary – who was not involved in the scheme.
Rodriguez also told the agents his cousin, Yusi Sucart Sr., had supplied him with performance-enhancing drugs for at least a decade.
He also claimed his cousin later tried to blackmail him with a $5 million threat, according to the report.
The report included details that Rodriguez admitted to the federal agents he lied to Yankees president Randy Levine in 2012 when he told him he did not have a relationship with Bosch.
Rodriguez declined comment for the story to ESPN, which is one of his current employers.
The 14-time All-Star joined the Worldwide Leader in 2018 and now co-hosts the “KayRod Cast,” the alternate feed of ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” game