Post Malone ended up in the hospital Saturday night, after a hard fall onstage during a show at Enterprise Center. An open trapdoor that’s used to lower his guitar when he’s done using it. He hit his ribs hard enough that he couldn’t even get up right away. He needed help from stage hands. Malone left the stage for about 15 minutes, then came back and finished a shortened set, telling them he fell into, quote, “a big-ass hole in the stage.” After the show he got checked out, but he’s fine. In a video he posted later, he said the fall, quote, “winded me pretty good.”
So here’s an interesting story: An Instagram model named Sumner Stroh posted a TikTok (LINK) yesterday where she claimed she had a year-long affair with Adam Levine. Then, a few months after they broke it off, he hit her up and said this: “Ok serious question. I’m having another baby and if it’s a boy I really wanna name it Sumner. You ok with that? DEAD serious.” Adam and his wife have been married since 2014. It was just revealed earlier this month that they’re expecting their third child.
Sumner claims she did NOT come forward for publicity . . . but because a friend she thought she could trust was trying to sell the story to a tabloid.
There’s a new “Karate Kid” movie coming in 2024 . . . but the details at this point are a complete mystery. When they announced the movie, Sony would only say that it would mark the, quote, “return of the original ‘Karate Kid’ franchise.” But here’s the thing: It has nothing to do with the Netflix show “Cobra Kai”. . . which is a literal continuation of the original “Karate Kid” franchise. One of the creators of “Cobra Kai” said, quote, “The guys and I would love to make Karate Kid and Cobra Kai movies and hope to someday. But this one isn’t from us or focused on the Cobra Kai cast. Don’t know much about it, but wish it well.” So it’s a return to the ORIGINAL franchise . . . which makes you think it won’t have anything to do with the 2010 remake starring Jaden Smith and Jackie Chan. But it’s also not connected to “Cobra Kai” or any of its characters? How can that be, since “Cobra Kai” has utilized just about EVERY character from the “Karate Kid” movies? Maybe this is where Hilary Swank finally comes in? So far, “Cobra Kai” has been a follow-up to the FIRST THREE “Karate Kid” movies. But in 1994 Mr. Miyagi left Daniel-san behind and took on a NEW student named Julie Pierce, played by Hilary. And she seems to be the only character of note in the original franchise that HASN’T been used by “Cobra Kai”. People have been waiting for her to show up . . . but what if Sony decided to pull a swerve on everyone and steal her away for a Julie Pierce MOVIE? That actually seems kind of far-fetched. I mean, would Hilary Swank really be up for that? Besides, what everyone REALLY wants is for her to finally meet Daniel in the “Cobra Kai” universe. Anything else would be disappointing. Maybe it’s a PREQUEL about Mr. Miyagi growing up in Okinawa? I mean, that backstory was kind of covered in “Karate Kid Part 2”, but it wouldn’t be unlike Hollywood to beat a dead horse like that.
Speaking of sequels…Remember that 2005 supernatural movie “Constantine” with Keanu Reeves? In it he plays an occult investigator named John Constantine who communicates with angels and demons. It’s actually based on a DC Comic. Well, Warner Brothers announced they’re making a sequel with the same director. But the best part is Keanu is returning as Constantine. No word on when it’s expected to come out or who else will be in it.
Kristin Chenoweth refuses to be on “Celebrity Family Feud” again after she gave an embarrassing answer that went viral last month. In case you missed it, when Steve Harvey asked her to name a woman’s favorite part of a man to kiss after the lips, she said, quote, “Rhymes with heinous.” During yesterday’s “Jennifer Hudson Show”, Kristin said, quote, “Why couldn’t I have said cheek, arm, forehead? . . . I am sorry, ladies and gentlemen, that I said that. I will never do that again [or] be on ‘Family Feud’ again . . .They have showed it four times. I was at the mall the other day and a lady came up to me and said, ‘You said rhymes with heinous?!'”
Stanley Tucci tried to kill a guy once. And he thinks we ALL have that ability in us, if the circumstances are right. He says, quote, “You can murder in self-defense. If somebody’s trying to hurt your kid, you’d kill them without a thought. “I’ll give you an example. Thirty years ago, I was in Paris with my late wife . . . and in the middle of the night, this guy appeared on our first-floor hotel room windowsill. “My wife screamed, I jumped out of bed naked . . . and tried to push him off by closing the window. I looked down, wanting to see him dead, but there was nobody there. He got away. “The reason I tell you this ridiculous story is that my reptilian brain took over and said: ‘Kill him before he kills you!’ So there you are.”
By the time James Cameron was making the first “Avatar” movie, he already thought he was too big to take orders . . . because HE was the guy who did “Titanic”. Apparently, Fox came to him with some notes. They thought the movie was too long, and that there was, quote, “too much flying around on the [banshees].” But he basically told them off . . . quote, “I just drew a line in the sand and said, ‘You know what? I made ‘Titanic’. This building that we’re meeting in right now, this new half-billion dollar complex on your lot? ‘Titanic’ paid for that, so I get to do this.” Cameron claims the studio later THANKED him, because he turned out to be right, and the movie was a massive hit. Quote, “As long as I protect their investment, all is forgiven.”
Lil Nas X found love in a pretty hopeless place. And it all started with an offer of free pizza. Nas had a show in Boston Sunday night, and religious protesters showed up. Well, one of his followers Tweeted footage of the protest, and he replied, quote, “Just told my team to send them pizza, this is really good promo!” Then Lil Nas X posted a video of one of his people, in a “Montero” jacket, trying to give them pizza. One of the protesters politely declines it. But then the video rewinds to focus on one particular protester. And in the caption, Lil Nas X admits that he, quote, “accidentally fell in love with one of the homophobic protestors.”
Willie Nelson is a country treasure. In his new book Me and Paul: Untold Stories of a Fabled Friendship, the legendary country star opens up about his 65-year friendship with drummer Paul English, who passed away in 2020. In the memoir Willie shares that Paul English helped steer him through a period of deep and dark depression. “Looking back over my life, my early days in Nashville were a definite low point,” Nelson writes. “I’m not one to easily fall prey to depression, but depression had me in its grips.” During one night of heavy drinking he recalled, “I thought about an old song I’d heard. He sang about feeling so bad until he lay his head on some lonesome railroad line and let it ease his troubled mind. So why not?” He goes on to describe how it was snowing outside. There were no railroads nearby “but there was Broadway—the city’s main thoroughfare.” He then writes that he laid himself out in the middle of the road, “Eyes closed. Ready to move on and move out. If this world wasn’t working, maybe the next one would. I lay for five minutes, then ten, then fifteen. Don’t know why—maybe it was the bad weather and the late hour—but there was hardly any traffic. If one or two drivers saw me, they swerved out of the way.” After finally going back to the bar to contemplate things, his friend Paul dropped by, helping him see the possibilities of living on. The new book hits shelves on September 20.
Mariah Carey is going to release the alternative rock album she recorded in 1995. And yes, this is a REAL thing. Mariah recorded the album at the same time she was making her 1995 album “Daydream”. It was called “Someone’s Ugly Daughter”, and Mariah’s label refused to release it. So Mariah brought in a friend named Clarissa Dane to re-record the vocals, and it was released under the band name Chick. It died a pretty quick death and was mostly forgotten about. But Mariah recently located the original the original version with HER vocals, and she plans on sharing it with the world. There’s no word when yet.
Fans are upset that Lil Baby canceled his appearance at Vancouver’s Breakout Festival. The headlining set was scheduled for Sunday, but Lil Baby pulled out at the last minute. When the audience found out, all hell broke loose. Fires were set, food stands were toppled, and other damage was done. Lil Baby apologized on Monday. He wrote on his IG Story, “I would like to start off by saying I truly apologize Vancouver, Canada, The Breakout Festival And To Everyone Who was in attendance. I have been going so hard these past few months without any breaks that it finally caught up with me. And My Body Completely Shut Down I owe you guys big time and will for sure make up for it soon.” Lil Baby recently wrapped his tour with Chris Brown and his new album, It’s Only Me, is scheduled to drop on October 14th.
System of A Down vocalist Serj Tankian is using augmented reality to share music from his upcoming EP, ‘Perplex Cities’, out October 21st. ‘Loudwire’ reports that “each new track will be offered in augmented reality weekly via the Arloopa app”, where Tankian will appear in the same space to explain the music to the listener. Tankian said “I’m always trying to create new and interesting ways to connect with people via my music… I love the idea of appearing in the room with someone listening to my music. It’s intimate, fun, and different.” You can test out Tankian’s AR experience right now by checking out his new track, “Pop Imperialism”, through the Arloopa app.
Need some motivation to get through your shift today? “Ultimate Classic Rock” put together a list of the 30 best work-related songs to have on your playlist. Here are the Top 20:
- “A Hard Day’s Night”, The Beatles
- “The Load-Out”, Jackson Browne
- “Takin’ Care of Business”, Bachman-Turner Overdrive
- “Welcome to the Working Week”, Elvis Costello
- “Working Class Hero”, John Lennon
- “Money for Nothing”, Dire Straits
- “Manic Monday”, The Bangles
- “Career Opportunities”, The Clash
- “Maggie’s Farm”, Bob Dylan
- “Synchronicity 2”, The Police
- “Summertime Blues”, The Who
- “Working for the Weekend”, Loverboy
- “Working Man”, Rush
- “Blue Collar Man (Long Nights)”, Styx
- “She Works Hard for the Money”, Donna Summer
- “Factory”, Bruce Springsteen
- “Allentown”, Billy Joel
- “Slave to the Grind”, Skid Row
- “Bang the Drum All Day”, Todd Rundgren
- “Feel Like a Number”, Bob Seger
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
“American Idol” winner Phillip Phillips is 32.
Shane on “The Walking Dead” and as Frank Castle on “The Punisher”, Jon Bernthal is 46.
Gunnar and Matthew Nelson are 55.
Sally on “3rd Rock from the Sun”, and Ivana Humpalot in “Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me”, Kristen Johnston is 55.
Reese Bobby in “Talladega Nights” and Bill Lumberg in “Office Space”, Gary Cole is 66
“Game of Thrones” author George R.R. Martin is 74.
Legendary Italian actress Sophia Loren is 88
Today’s birthday girl has been in 750 fine films, including:
– All Oiled Up With Whitney
– The Birthday Bummer
– Bush 8
– Category Whore Tornado
– He Loves Me In Collars and Cuffs 2
– Real ASState Agent 2
– Whitney’s Wild Ride
– And who can forget her role in 2018’s Free The Nipple (II)
Whitney Wright is 31 years old.
Cardinals won Saturday 1-0 but lost Sunday 0-3 to the Reds. They play again tonight at Petco Park against the Padres with a start time at 840. Albert Pujols still sits at 698 which he hit this past Friday.
After 24 NHL seasons, former Boston Bruins captain Zdeno Chara (LINK) is hanging up his skates.
Chara announced on Instagram Tuesday (LINK) that he will be signing a one-day contract to retire as a member of the Bruins. Chara spent 14 seasons in Boston, captaining the team to a Stanley Cup in 2011. A six-time NHL All-Star, he won the Norris Trophy in 2009. He ranks sixth in Bruins history in games played (1,023), and third in points by a defenceman (481) behind Hall of Famers Ray Bourque (1,506) and Bobby Orr (888).
Internationally, he has two silver medals at the world hockey championship (2000, 2012) with Slovakia and silver at the World Cup of Hockey with Team Europe.
He is coming off a one-year, $750,000 contract.
It’s official: CITY2 are the 2022 Western Conference Regular Season Winners. This past weekend’s match drew the largest crowd they have seen yet and they’re back in action this Sunday at 630pm, kicking off as part of the first-ever MLS Next Pro Playoffs. Tickets for the first match will go on sale today at 10 AM. The team will face North Texas, the developmental squad for MLS team FC Dallas.
- A pair of tickets to see Michael Jordan’s NBA debut game have just hit the auction block … and they’re so rare, experts say they could sell for six figures!!
- The tickets were from Oct. 26, 1984, when Jordan made his first appearance for the Chicago Bulls and the owners kept them in mint condition.
- Officials at Bonhams, which is hosting the auction, anticipate they’ll go for between $200K and $300K.
- On one of the tickets, the words “Michael Jordan’s first game” are inscribed on the front and on the other ticket, “Michael Jordan’s first game” is written on the back.
- Just recently a jersey worn by the basketball legend Michael sold for $10.1 million becoming the most expensive piece of game-worn sports memorabilia ever bought at an auction.
- Bidding on the pieces begins on Monday and closes on Sept. 29. Good luck!
- A glove worn by Brooklyn Dodgers legend Jackie Robinson during the 1955 and 1956 Major League Baseball seasons just hit the auction block … and it could sell for $750K!
- The Wilson glove was worn on the left hand of the Brooklyn Dodgers star infielder for the final two seasons of his storied career.
- Jackie’s glove — made with top-grade tanned steer hide and nylon stitching — appears to show no signs of re-lacing, per Goldin (LINK), the auction site selling the awesome memorabilia.
- The coolest part … Jackie’s iconic No. “42” — retired by all MLB teams in 1997 in honor of his career — is written on the glove.
- Robinson — a seven-time MVP, Rookie of the Year, and 1955 World Series Champ — was inducted into the Baseball of Fame in 1962.
- Every year, MLB celebrates “Jackie Robinson Day” on April 15 — all 30 teams commemorate the life and legacy of the man attributed with breaking the sport’s color barrier.
- Auction ends Oct.1
Eli Manning was back in a pair of cleats and tossin’ around a pigskin on the gridiron this month — but he didn’t do it as Eli … rather, he did it as “Chad Powers,” and it was HILARIOUS.
Manning went undercover as part of the latest episode of “Eli’s Places” (produced by Peyton & Eli’s Omaha Productions on ESPN+), where the former New York Giants star wanted to get the full walk-on experience at Penn State.
He spoke with head coach James Franklin and decided to get in on a “try out” — but making sure he caked on the makeup and donned a wig so he wouldn’t be recognized.
Manning called his alter ego “Chad Powers” — and when he took the field, he stayed in character the entire time.
The 41-year-old ran a 5.49 40-yard dash … and then threw the football all over — seemingly impressing Nittany Lions coaches.
“Not just good looking,” he said during the bit, “I can throw it, baby!”
Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Evans has been suspended for his role in Sunday’s brawl with the Saints. The fight involved several players on both teams, but Evans took things to another level when he decked Saints cornerback Marshon Lattimore. It’s the second time in his career that Evans has been suspended for a run-in with Lattimore. He was also suspended for one game in 2017 for hitting Lattimore. Evans will also be docked one game check, which makes it fortunate for him that his contract is structured so that most of his money comes from bonuses and his base salary is just $1.12 million for the season. He will lost a little over $60,000 in pay for his one-game suspension.
What is the longest home run ever hit? How far did it actually go? With the data we have, here’s the verdict on the longest home runs in baseball history:
Now remember Modern baseball includes countless tools for measuring exit velocity, launch angle and projected distance on home runs. However, for much of MLB history, there wasn’t even an exact way to determine the length of tape-measure home runs.
The longest verified home run in American professional baseball history didn’t even happen in the majors.
In 1987, Joey Meyer (LINK) of the Triple-A Denver Zephyrs launched a moonshot into the second deck of Mile High Stadium. City of Denver engineer Jerry Tennyson was able to verify the distance of the home run at 582 feet.
Determining the longest homer ever in MLB history is an exercise in myth-busting.
Babe Ruth was said to have hit a home run over 600 feet. A Mickey Mantle homer was originally estimated to have gone 734 feet. While those feats would shatter Meyer’s mark, there was no technology or tool that could give an exact measure of those distances.
Ruth, Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Willie Stargell and Adam Dunn have all hit blasts well past 500 feet in their careers. ESPN had a Home Run Tracker that was able to estimate the distance of certain dingers, but there is still no conclusive list of the longest homers throughout MLB history.
So What is the longest home run in recent MLB history?
In seven-plus seasons since Statcast’s inception which was in 2015, two home runs have traveled more than 500 feet. Here are the 12 longest dingers in the Statcast era:
- Nomar Mazara, TEX, 2019: 505 feet
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, 2016: 504 feet
3. Christian Yelich, MIL, 2022: 499 feet
T-4. Aaron Judge, NYY, 2017: 496 feet
T-4. Miguel Sanó, MIN, 2019: 496 feet
T-4. Jesús Sánchez, MIA, 2022: 496 feet
T-7. Aaron Judge, NYY, 2017: 495 feet
T-7. Joey Gallo, TEX, 2018: 495 feet
T-7. Ronald Acuña Jr., ATL, 2020: 495 feet
T-7. Miguel Sanó, MIN, 2021: 495 feet
T-11. Michael A. Taylor, WAS, 2015: 493 feet
T-11. Gary Sánchez, NYY, 2017: 493 feet (LINK)