Amazon Prime Day Is Over! Here’s What We Bought – LINK
Wildwood man charged with possession of 400 pounds of methamphetamine – LINK
An Ice Cream Called “Chocolate to Die For” Got Recalled Because It Could Kill People – LINK
Even With The Inflation Spike, Costco Is Keeping Their Signature Hot Dogs $1.50 – LINK
Man dead after downing entire Jagermeister bottle in two minutes: cops – LINK
LISTEN UP METAL FANS: ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde are rumored to be the musicians who will join PANTERA‘s surviving members on a reunion tour in 2023.
Although it was announced by Billboard on Wednesday (July 13) that singer Philip Anselmo and bassist Rex Brown have signed with Artist Group International to book their North American dates, there has been no official word about who will fill out the rest of PANTERA‘s touring lineup. In 2019, Anselmo, who has spent the past few years playing a PANTERA-centric set with his solo band, THE ILLEGALS, told Chile’s Humo Negro that he would consider getting together with Wylde and Brown and performing PANTERA‘s classic songs in concert (LINK)
I briefly mentioned Ozzy Osbourne and he is ready to make his first appearance since life-threatening surgery. He’ll be at Comic Con in San Diego next week. His new album “Patient Number 9” comes out in September, but Ozzy has teamed with well-known comic book creator Todd McFarlane for a limited-edition comic book. Here’s a taste of Ozzy’s title track, which features Jeff Beck.
- Coolio’s signature classic “Gangsta’s Paradise” has entered rare air.
- The video has been viewed over one billion times on YouTube.
- Keep in mind that the song was released in 1995, but the official video was uploaded on YouTube in 2017.
- Coolio celebrated by saying, “Yo, what’s up y’all? We just hit one billion. I want to thank everybody for all the years of love and being there for me. I hope I got you through some good times and got you through some bad times, cuz ya d–n sure got me through some… it’s on and it’s on and it’s on.”
‘The Munsters’ Return in First Trailer for Reboot (THIS LOOKS F******g Yikes)
- The long-awaited trailer for Rob Zombie’s Munstersreboot has been released, and as the horror film director promised, it looks family-friendly.
- The campy trailer shows Herman and Lilian Munster, played by actors Jeff Daniel Phillips and Sheri Moon-Zombie, falling in love and leaving their native Transylvania for the United States.
- Rob Zombie’sThe Munsters premieres this September.
Speaking Of TV:
If you like really scary shows, FX’s spinoff series “American Horror Stories” Installment 2 dropped their new trailer (LINK) yesterday. We’ll have it on the blog. (Dolls seem to be a continuing creep out factor. There are other themed stories, too.)
Steve Martin & Martin Short ‘Dismayed’ By Selena Gomez’s ‘Only Murders’ Emmy Snub
- Steve Martin and Martin Short are celebrating their Emmy nominations for Only Murders in the Building, both earning nods in the Lead Actor in a Comedy Series category. The show also gained a nomination for Outstanding Comedy Series.
- However, the legendary comedians weren’t so happy that co-star Selena Gomez was snubbed from the lead actress in a comedy category and had this to say to New York Times.
- “We’re thrilled at the nominations, not only for us but for the show,” said Martin.
- “We’re dismayed that Selena was not nominated because she’s so crucial to our performances, really,” he added.
- Short chimed in to say that Selena Gomez did receive a nomination, as “an executive producer.”
- As of writing, Selena herself hasn’t commented.
A trailer for the horror him, The Retaliators, featuring Motley Crue’s Tommy Lee, Papa Roach’s Jacoby Shaddix and members of Five Finger Death Punch is now online (TRAILER) The film is centered around “an upstanding pastor who uncovers a dark and twisted underworld as he searches for answers surrounding his daughter’s brutal murder.” The film’s premiere is September 14th and the soundtrack’s out two days later on the 16th. RetaliatorsMovie.com has your details.
Speaking of Movies:
“Top Gun: Maverick” has earned $601.9 million as of Tuesday night. That makes it the 12th-biggest earner ever at the U.S. box office. It also overtook “Titanic” as Paramount’s biggest hit in North America. Worldwide, “Maverick” has raked in nearly $1.2 BILLION. (Hollywood Reporter)
Kevin Smith made a movie that’s only available as an NFT. It’s a horror anthology called “KillRoy Was Here”. He’s selling 5,555 NFTs featuring the movie . . . and each one comes with a piece of “generative art” starring KillRoy that the buyer actually OWNS. If you buy one, you are free to exploit it and make money off it any way you want. And if you make a short film with it, your work could end up in a sequel that you would profit from. (Here’s Kevin explaining (LINK) it.)
Netflix announced yesterday that they’re definitely rolling out an ad-supported subscription plan . . . and for some reason they’re teaming up with Microsoft to do it. There’s still no word when it’s happening, but Netflix told employees back in May that it could happen by the end of the year. Netflix said in a statement (LINK), quote, “It’s very early days and we have much to work through. But our long-term goal is clear. More choice for consumers and a premium, better-than-linear TV brand experience for advertisers.”
Speaking of the Netflix and Boosted by the final two episodes of Season 4, Stranger Things 4 remained at the top of Netflix’s weekly Top 10 with 188.2M hours viewed for the week of July 4. About 117M of those hours were for the two-part finale, which have been added to Vol.2’s 220M opening weekend hours as well as Vol. 1’s 930M hours viewed in the first 28 days of release to bring Season 4’s tally to 1.27B hours.
Stranger Things last week became the second Netflix series to cross the 1 billion mark (LINK), joining Squid Game, which amassed 1.6B hours viewed in its first 28 days.
“Love is Blind” is that Netflix reality dating show where contestants meet and form connections . . . and ultimately get engaged . . . without ever laying eyes on each other.
And according to one contestant, the conditions behind the scenes are AWFUL . . . and he’s suing the show.
Jeremy Hartwell was on Season 2. And he says contestants are supplied with plenty of alcohol, but they’re often denied food and water . . . keeping them drunk, starved, and sleep-deprived.
All of that, plus the isolation, messes with their emotions and decision-making, and makes them prone to emotional manipulation. He also claims they’re paid less than minimum wage.
Jeremy filed a class-action suit, and wants other contestants to join in (link)
Britney Spears ran out of gas on the 101 Freeway in L.A. Tuesday night.
- Cops got a call at around 10:00 p.m. about a Mercedes blocking one lane of traffic. When they got there, Britney was in the backseat of a random passerby’s vehicle. Law enforcement sources told TMZthat Briteny was in her white Mercedes-Benz out of gas on the third lane southbound on the 101 north of Balboa Blvd.
Police moved Britney’s car to the side of the road and waited with her until her husband Sam Asghari came to pick her up. Sadly, there are no pictures or video. Yet.
Will ‘Master of Puppets’ Be Metallica’s First No. 1 Song? Metallica’s “Master of Puppets” has exploded in popularity after the season four finale of ‘Stranger Things’. The song has been downloaded from Spotify over 17.5 million times since the episode aired. There’s been a 5,000% Google search surge, too. Gambling site AskGamblers says “We are seeing similar patterns in terms of download growth, so it might not be long until we see the legendary band reach the No. 1 spot with ‘Master of Puppets’ 36 years after the song’s first release. That would be an incredible achievement, considering the fact that the band, despite their undisputed legacy, never actually had a No. 1 Billboard Hot 100 song in the U.S.”
In case you needed another reminder of how old you are, Alice in Chains‘ Dirt will be turning 30 this September. As part of the anniversary celebration, the rockers have teamed up with Funko Pop! for a special edition box set of the album. The set is going for about $60 and can be pre-ordered here now (LINK). It’s expected to ship Nov. 30. See an image of the figures below.
Alice in Chains were the first of the major Seattle rock bands to experience commercial success in the early 1990s when their debut album Facelift landed in the Top 50 of the Billboard 200, but Dirt remains their most successful and critically-acclaimed release to date.
Khloe Kardashian and Tristan Thompson are having a second baby together via surrogate. But they are not back together.
A source said, quote, “We can confirm True will have a sibling who was conceived in November . . . Khloe and Tristan have not spoken since December outside of co-parenting matters . . .
“The baby was conceived before it was revealed to Khloe and the public that Tristan was having a baby with someone else in December.”
The baby is due any day now. But another source said it may have already been born.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Conor McGregor is 34.
Imagine Dragon’s lead singer Dan Reynolds is 35.
Taboo from the Black Eyed Peas is 47.
Jack on “Lost” and Charlie Salinger on “Party of Five”. Matthew Fox is 56.
He played Freddy Krueger in the “Nightmare on Elm Street” reboot . . . Rorschach in “Watchmen” . . . and rebellious baseball player Kelly Leak in the original “Bad News Bears” movies. Jackie Earle Haley is 61
The glee club’s arch-nemesis Sue Sylvester on “Glee”. And the host of NBC’s celebrity game show, “Hollywood Game Night”. Jane Lynch is 62
Jack Black’s chubbier partner in Tenacious D. Kyle Gass is 62.
Rosey Grier is 90. Former L.A. Rams legend. When Robert Kennedy was assassinated, Rosey Grier tackled killer Sirhan Sirhan . . . then fended off the unruly mob that tried to kill Sirhan.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 78 fine films, including:
- As Dirty as She Wants to Be
- Boobs Butts and Bloopers 1
- Debi Diamond’s Dirty Panties
- The Dong Show 3
- Drivin’ Miss Daisy Crazy
- Oral Majority The Movie
- Return To Camp Beaverlake
- Three Men and A Hooker
- And who can forget her role in 1990’s Welcum to My Face
Marilyn Rose is 51 years old!
It’s a shame that in baseball if you have the lead for majority of the game that it doesn’t count as a win. After 6 innings of Waino shutting out the Dodgers and the cardinals having a 6 run. The cardinals decided to not win the rest of the game and gave up runs in the 7th, 8th & the 9th. Which turns out that even though the Dodgers had the lead for only one of the 9 innings, they are considered the winner. So congrats on ruining Dodgers pitcher Gonsolin, who entered the game with a 1. something low era and left with a 2.02 era and did not get another win. The sad part is his record is still 11-0 and not 11-1. Oh well, skate boys and you’ll get em today.
The blues had a busy day yesterday. Signing and not signing. Lets start with who the Blue’s will not be bringing back next season. Sadly Todd the hotdog vendor near the main entrance was fired yesterday. Oh and so was a player named David Perron. Turns out the cap limit in hockey hinders a team to keep every great player therefore Perron will skate on a new pond this coming season. Perron signed a two-year deal with Detroit for a reported annual average value of $4.75 million, a raise over the $4 million he got from the Blues and, Perron will be reunited with four other recent Blues: Robby Fabbri, Oskar Sundqvist, Jake Walman and Ville Husso.
Following Thomas’ record deal with the Blues on Tuesday, BTW I didn’t know he was a musician. Can’t wait to hear his new music. The Blues pulled out the check book and signed defenseman Nick Leddy to a four-year deal with $4 million. They also signed center Noel Acciari to a one-year, $1.25 million dollar contract. who played last three seasons with Florida, recording 46 points (27g, 19a) in 127 games
Also signed forward Will Bitten to a two-year, two-way contract. You may not know what two way contract means but if you do let me know because I don’t know.
Also signed Thomas GRICE to a one-year contract worth $1.25 million dollars (plus bonuses).
Lowering NBA age limit to 18 will “clearly be on the table”