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A woman in Florida was arrested Saturday afternoon for allegedly shooting a neighbor in the face . . . with a water pistol.  (Full Story

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How an 8-character password could be cracked in less than an hour – LINK

Sleeping with Even a Little Bit of Light Is Bad for You – LINK

Sunset Hills approves Bass Pro Shops project in south St. Louis County – LINK

Paintball attacks leave several people injured across St. Louis – LINK

Man robbed of luxury car after crash near Barnes-Jewish Hospital Monday morning – LINK

Uber adds new fees to help drivers with high gas prices – LINK

Thieves Stole $5,000 Worth of Gas from Under a Gas Station . . . Using a Minivan with a Trap Door – LINK

Is It Okay to Use Cheap “Regular” Gas in Your Car? – LINK

A 500-Pound Man Chained Himself to a McDonald’s That Was Closing in Russia – LINK

Elon Musk Challenges Putin to a Fight, and Other Ukraine Quick Hits – TWITTER

National Mustard Museum Banishes Russian Mustards – LINK

 

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Tell me what’s the first thing that pops into your head as I tell you about this…JUSSIE SMOLLETT’s family is trying to get him out of jail ASAP saying he’s in danger. Supposedly, they’re getting all kinds of hateful messages, including this voicemail. They also claim he’s at higher risk for COVID due to a compromised immune system . . . and his mental health is in jeopardy because he’s being held in protective custody, which is basically solitary confinement. 

Ukraine stuff…

To help end the war ELON MUSK has challenged (LINK) Vladimir Putin to a FIGHT. One on one, with Ukraine’s future as the prize. He sent a follow-up Tweet saying, quote, “Do you agree to this fight?”  A third text just simply said “you up?” 

ARCADE FIRE played a show in New Orleans last night to raise money for Ukraine relief (LINK). 

Have you had enough of “Encanto” yet?  Well, a sing-along version is coming to Disney+ on Friday.”Encanto” has over 180 million re-watches globally, with households watching it an average of five times. More sing-alongs are on the way later this year.  There will be “Frozen”, “Frozen 2”, and both the animated and live-action versions of “Beauty and the Beast” (LINK)

Streams of Nirvana’s 1991 song “Something In The Way” have surged thanks to the release of the new film The Batman. Its in the movie twice and in the trailer. Within the first four days of release it earned over 3 million streams compared to 372,000 four days before.   That’s a stream increase of 732%! Last December the film’s director, Matt Reeves, said that Kurt Cobain inspired his version of Batman, saying “When I write, I listen to music, and as I was writing the first act, I put on Nirvana’s ‘Something in the Way’. That’s when it came to me that, rather than make Bruce Wayne the playboy version we’ve seen before, there’s another version who had gone through a great tragedy and become a recluse…and the idea of this fictionalized version of Kurt Cobain being in this kind of decaying manor.” 

Everyone who hated on the possibility of Dolly Parton being in the Rock Hall of Fame can back away from their keyboards because she isn’t going in. At least right now. She was one of seven first-time nominees, and as of last night she was fourth in overall voting.  But here’s the thing, she took her own name out of the running. She posted: “Dolly here.  Even though I am extremely flattered and grateful to be nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I don’t feel that I have earned that right.  I really do not want votes to be split because of me, so I must respectfully bow out. “I do hope the [Hall] will understand and be willing to consider me again . . . if I’m ever worthy.”  She added, quote, “This has inspired me to put out a hopefully great rock ‘n’ roll album at some point in the future, which I’ve always wanted to do.” The Rock Hall has inducted several country artists (LINK), including Johnny Cash, Chet Atkins, Floyd Cramer, Bill Monroe, Hank Williams, Bob Wills . . . and the Father of Country Music, Jimmie Rodgers. 

Some actors got their start music videos. I give you the name you tell me what video they were in. 

  1. Channing Tatum. . . He was a dancer in Ricky Martin’s video for “She Bangs” in 2000. 
  1. Matt LeBlanc. . . He was in Bon Jovi’s video for “Miracle” in 1990.  Then in 1991 he was in Alanis Morissette’s “Walk Away” and Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ “Into the Great Wide Open”. 
  1. Jennifer Lopez. . . She was in Janet Jackson’s 1993 video for “That’s the Way Love Goes”. 
  1. Matthew McConaughey. . . When he was in college in 1992, he was in Trisha Yearwood’s video for “Walkaway Joe”. 
  1. Benicio del Toro. . . He was an extra in Madonna’s 1987 “La Isla Bonita” video. 
  1. Alicia Silverstone. . . She was in Aerosmith’s “Cryin'” video in 1993. 
  1. Elijah Wood. . . He was one of the kids in Paula Abdul’s 1989 video for “Forever Your Girl”. 
  1. Patrick Swayze. . . He was one of the dancers in Toto’s video for “Rosanna” in 1982. 
  1. Wesley Snipes. . . He was in Michael Jackson’s 1987 video for “Bad” because Michael thought Wesley was a real-life gang member. 
  1. Naomi Campbell was just 7 years old when she was in Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” music video (LINK). 

It just opened in March. The Disney World Star Wars-themed Galactic Starcruiser hotel. You get to take a “trip across the galaxy onboard the Halcyon for a two-night adventure” with Star Wars themed-meals and experiences. You get light saber training. It’s Disney so there is so much more included I am sure. If you want to book a room there are openings…in August, September, October, November and December. Yea its not going well. Why? About $5000 a night.

They postponed it 2 years but it is finally happening.  Pearl Jam has rescheduled their tour dates.  The St Louis date is  Sunday September 18th at Enterprise Cneter  There is not really going to be a new “on sale” period for the show. They are doing a “Ten Club” presale and then a TicketMaster VerfiedFan Presale. All tickets for the original show will also be honored on the new date. Get tour details at PearlJam.com.

The Full House cast got together at 90s Con, a huge convention celebrating all things from the 1990s out in Hartford, Connecticut over the weekend.  Someone from the Today Show asked if they would do a Full Houses reboot with Bob Saget. It was a yes. They said things like…Bob would want that…I would do it in a heartbeat.   

Not a lot of TV characters have pet cats, and there’s a reason for that. Mostly its because they are not always predictable. Michael Jamin has been writing and producing TV for more than 20 years, and he made a TikTok explaining why working with cats sucks.

ROD STEWART decided to take matters into his own hands after a local road in need of repair had been ignored for too long.  It got personal the moment he realized he could no longer drive his Ferrari through. He posted a video of himself doing actual road work.  He said, quote, “This is the road near where I live in Harlow, and it’s been like this for ages.  The other day there was an ambulance with a burst tire . . .”My Ferrari can’t go through here at all.  So me and the boys thought we’d come and do it ourselves.  So this is what we’re doing, filling in the holes, while millions and millions of pounds have been spent on the [local highway] M11.” I guess this is what England has come to.  A 77-year-old rockstar must repair his own local street because no one else is bothering to do it (LINK)

Celebrating a Birthday today: 

Rapper Lil Dickey is 34.

Takeru Kobayashi is 44. Hot dog-eating fiend.

Joe Hahn from Linkin Park is 45.

Eva Longoria is 47.

will.i.am from the Black Eyed Peas is 47.

Mark Hoppus from Blink 182 is 50.

Sugar Ray’s Mark McGrath is 54.

Bret Michaels from Poison is 59.

Fabio is 63. Once the highest paid model in the world, and “Cosmopolitan” magazine’s Sexiest Man of the Year in 1993. He’s modeled for the covers of romance novels that have sold 100 million copies.

Dee Snider from Twisted Sister in 67.

Sly Stone is 79.

Mike Love from the Beach Boys is 81.

Phil Lesh is 82.

You know him from the TV Taxi and he was Jeff Goldblum’s dad in Independence Day, Judd Hirsch is 87.

Jimmy Swaggart is 87. He’s the televangelist who LOVES hookers in motel rooms. In 1988, he admitted in a tearful confession that he had sinned

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Lana Lopez

Today’s birthday girl has been in 65 fine films, including:

  • After School Sextivities
  • Co-Ed Hostages
  • Girl on Girl Tickle Wards
  • Hardworking Heroines Tied, Gagged and Helpless
  • Merry Christmas: You’re Bound and Gagged
  • The Naked Bull Riding Contest
  • Young Sluts, Inc. 21
  • And who can forget her role in 2009’s Topless Tickle Games

Lana Lopez is 40 years old

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The Colts are one of several teams with questions regarding who will be their next QB. Their eventual answer, however, won’t be coming from the Texans. Houston has reportedly declined Indianapolis’s request to speak with Deshaun Watson in hopes of landing the QB via trade. It was noted that the club remains open to trading Watson, but prefers to trade him out of the AFC South.

We do know another team that has locked down their next QB.  The Pittsburgh Steelers have come to terms on a two year deal with former Bears and Bills QB Mitchell Trubisky.  According to Trubisky – it was either the Steelers or the Giants.  Now – its not 100% official that he will start.  It looks like he will compete for the starting gig with QB Mason Rudolph.  Teddy Bridgewater is headed to Miami as he will sign a 1 year deal to back up Tua.

The San Diego Padres made waves when they agreed to a massive 14-year, $340 million contract with shortstop Fernando Tatis Jr. in February of last year, and they reportedly will not attempt to get out of it following his wrist injury. The GM revealed Tatis suffered a fractured left wrist that may require surgery and could keep him out for up to three months.  The team is not expected to pursue voiding Tatis’ deal “even though an injury sustained while operating a motorcycle could provide the basis for doing so.” What’s more, “the process of voiding a $340 million contract would be legally complicated even in the clearest of circumstances,” and the circumstances are anything but clear in this case.  Also – In a memo sent to teams on Saturday, Major League Baseball announced it is requiring managers, coaches and other on-field staff to be “up to date” with their COVID-19 vaccines for the 2022 season.

Other names on the move in free agency – the Braves got themselves a new 1st basemen in Matt Olson, so its 100% official that the Freddie Freeman era is over in Atlanta.  And Andrew McCutchen – excuse me – Cardinal killer Andrew McCutchen has signed a deal with the Brewers.

It appears that extra-inning MLB games won’t be facing many adjustments ahead of the 2022 season.  Apparently, the league and the Major League Baseball Players Association are discussing keeping the ghost-runner rule in place for the upcoming year. As part of their negotiations on health and safety protocols, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association are discussing restoring the rule that placed a runner on second to begin extra innings. It reportedly had been expected that the rule was set to expire after last season. While it’s not yet official, signs point to an official announcement coming soon.

Cameron Smith earned the biggest victory of his career, outlasting Anirban Lahiri to capture the 2022 Players Championship on Monday at TPC Sawgrass. Lahiri was unable to birdie the 18th hole, which sealed the result for Smith. Smith finished at 13 under, one shot better than Lahiri. Paul Casey, Kevin Kisner and Keegan Bradley rounded out the top five.

Toronto Maple Leafs star Auston Matthews has been suspended two games for cross-checking Buffalo Sabres defenseman Rasmus Dahlin in the head during Sunday’s Heritage Classic. He will be eligible to return for Saturday’s game against the Predators.  Matthews, who had previously never been suspended, will forfeit $116,000 dollars. Matthews was assessed a minor penalty for cross-checking, and Toronto went on to lose 5-2. After the game, the 24-year-old explained the play, saying he didn’t mean to catch Dahlin up high.

Former WWE star Scott Hall has died at 63 after being taken off life-support.  He had been on life support after suffering three heart attacks one week after undergoing hip replacement surgery. Hall rose to popularity in the 90s as wrestler “Razor Ramon”, earning fans after his incredible ladder match with Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 10. Hall would later join the WCW in 1996, forming the New World Order with Kevin Nash and babyface-turned-heel “Hollywood” Hulk Hogan.  The formation of the NWO would lead to the legendary “Monday Night Wars”, with the WCW beating the WCW in ratings for 83 straight weeks. The wrestler, who admitted to using steroids during his wrestling heights, also has had several battles with drugs and alcohol but had been doing well since retiring and getting help from his mentor and former manager, wrestler Diamond Dallas Page. Hall, a two-time WWE Hall of Famer, last appeared on WWE television at WrestleMania 37 in Tampa

Finally – some college basketball on the schedule tonight.  First things first – Missouri State takes on Oklahoma in the first round of the NIT tourney tonight at 7PM.  SLU takes on Northern Iowa tomorrow at 8PM.

In the big college tourney – the first four games take place tonight.  Texas A&M Corpus Christi takes on Texas Southern at 5:40PM.  Indiana and Wyoming play at 8:10PM.  Tomorrow it’s Bryant vs. Wright State and then Notre Dame vs. Rutgers to wrap things up with the late game.