Woman spends $12,500 at the vet only to be told her cat is just weird – LINK
Driver falls 21 feet into house while fleeing police – LINK
A Man Forgot His Wife at a Rest Stop, Forcing Her to Walk 13 Miles – LINK
Clovis man arrested after allegedly putting feces through mail slot – LINK
Burglars Called 911 . . . to Get Help Moving Stolen Stuff? – LINK
Two Arsonists Set Themselves on Fire After Pouring Gas Onto a Business – LINK
A Hospital Patient Kept Unplugging Her Roommate’s Ventilator, Because the Sound Was Annoying – LINK
Florida woman tries to beat DUI test by Irish folk dancing — and fails – LINK
A Tech Worker Tried to Copy the Scheme from “Office Space”? – LINK
A Guy Lost His Savings After Hiding $20,000 in His Chimney – LINK
2023 Predictions Made By People In 1923 – LINK
I surprised my man with a positive pregnancy test — but haters called the reveal ‘gross’ – LINK
Here’s a quick rundown of this week in science . . .
1. A study found humans may have started wearing clothes over 300,000 years ago. Simple things, like draping themselves in bearskin furs.
2. Guinness announced that a bird broke a world record by flying 8,435 miles non-stop from Alaska to Australia. It’s a type of bird called a “bar-tailed godwit” that had a tracker on. It flew 11 straight days without stopping to eat or rest.
3. A study on the physics of skipping stones across water found it might be fun to use round rocks sometimes. Flat rocks will give you more skips. But heavier, rounder stones are more likely to give you one big “mega-bounce.”
4. And here are a few of the weirdest gadgets from the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas this week: A toilet sensor to analyze your pee . . . BMW’s color-changing car . . . a self-driving baby stroller . . . an oven that lets you livestream food while it cooks . . . a huggable, anti-anxiety pillow that “breathes” like it’s alive . . . and a locker that deodorizes your smelly shoes in 37 minutes.
#MomOfTheYear – A Teen Was Anonymously Cyberbullied . . . By Her Own Mother? – LINK
Someone is trying to sell a rare, discontinued Klondike Choco Taco that’s still sealed on eBay. They’ll ship it with dry ice, for the low cost of $25,000. (Full Story)
Nicolas Cage will star as Dracula in the upcoming movie “Renfield”. Here’s part of the trailer, along with Nicholas Hoult and Awkwafina. The movie is out April 14th.
Noah Schnapp from “Stranger Things” has officially come out.
He posted a TikTok yesterday lip-syncing to an audio clip that said, quote, “You know what it never was? That serious. It was never that serious. Quite frankly, will never be that serious.” He also wrote over the video, quote, “When I finally told my friends and family I was gay after being scared in the closet for 18 years and all they said was ‘we know.'” And he captioned it, “I guess I’m more similar to Will than I thought.” Over the summer, Noah confirmed that his “Stranger Things” character Will Byers is gay (People)
Tom Hanks is already a lock to be remembered as one of the greatest actors of all time. But he doesn’t always see himself that way. In fact, he can’t even watch some of his own movies, including the “big hits.” He says, quote, “[I see] the falsehood in them. I see the loss. I see that one time, ‘Oh, man, I missed that opportunity.’ . . . It’s because, after it was done, I realized I didn’t go far enough. I didn’t go to the place that I could have gone.” He adds, quote, “Was it because I was satisfied with what I had? Was it because I wasn’t up enough on the text? Was it because I didn’t have enough of those ideas in my pocket? “Or you know, was it because I was late that day and we had to rush the shot and instead of six passes, we only got two passes at it? That’s where the self-doubt creeps in.” (People)
It’s easy to become numb to the barrage of news being generated by Prince Harry’s upcoming memoir “Spare”. And speaking of numb, did you hear about Harry’s frostbitten penis? (???) In one of about a ZILLION excerpts from the book that are cluttering up the Internet, Harry claims he was in that delicate condition during his brother Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton. Harry got frostbite on several body parts after an expedition to the North Pole in March of 2011. He says, quote, “Pa was very interested, and sympathetic about the discomfort of my frost nipped ears and cheeks. While the ears and cheeks were already healing, the todger wasn’t. It was becoming more of an issue by the day.” (Page Six)
James Cameron’s Avatar: The Way of Water has overtaken Top Gun: Maverick at the global box office to become the top-grossing film released in 2022.
Through Wednesday, the 20th Century/Disney release has earned $454 million domestically, and crossed $1 billion internationally for a worldwide cume of $1.51 billion. It also is now the No. 10 top-grossing film of all time, and the second-best of the pandemic era behind Spider-Man: No Way Home‘s $1.916 billion.
Paramount’s Top Gun 2 grossed a hefty $1.49 billion globally following its release in May 2022. When doing press for the film, Cameron suggested it would need to earn in the $2 billion range to be considered a success (sources say the break-even number is around $1.4 billion). The Way of Water is one of the most expensive movies ever made, with an estimated production budget of more than $400 million and a marketing spend that brings the total price tag to at least $600 million, according to sources. It also runs three hours and 12 minutes, whereas the first Avatar ran 30 minutes shorter. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/avatar-the-way-of-water-box-office-top-gun-1235290677/
BTS’ label BigHit Music released a statement asking fans to not send gifts or letters to Jin while he’s doing his mandatory military service. Instead, they want fans to send Jin messages on the Weverse app using the hashtag “#Dear_Jin_from_ARMY”. BigHit said “If large number of letters and gifts from the fans arrive at the [military training] center all at once, it would be difficult to store them and they could be easily lost . . . “We ask for your continued love and support for Jin until he finishes his military service and comes back. Our company will also strive to provide every support he needs during this time. Thank you.” (Billboard)
You’ve probably heard about that movie “80 for Brady”, starring Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Rita Moreno, and Sally Field as massive Tom Brady fans who road trip to watch him play in the 2017 Super Bowl. Well, the movie needed an appropriate theme song, and it sounds like it’s got one. It’s called “Gonna Be You”, and it features Dolly Parton, Debbie Harry, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, and Belinda Carlisle. Songwriter Diane Warren wrote the track, and found a creative way to skirt the fact that she got a bunch of OLD artists to match the OLD actresses in the movie. She said, quote, “Since 80 was in the title I got a crazy idea, why not get some of the most iconic singers from the ’80s, who are still amazing and always will be, to all sing it?! Everyone I approached said yes and was just as excited as me!”
The song will be released on January 20th (Consequence)
Jack Black revealed in a new interview that he’s “thinking about” sequels to two of his films; ‘School of Rock’ and ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny’.When asked about sequel potential, he said “Yep. Both of them. Breaking news. We’re thinking about doing both of those.” His Tenacious D bandmate Kyle Gass then added that the sequel would be “a hybrid – a school of D.”The duo also added that they have a “very big project” coming up.
Bam Margera says he almost didn’t make it out alive during his most recent hospitalization … after suffering multiple seizures and a nasty blood infection.
The former ‘Jackass’ star got candid on “Steve-O’s Wild Ride!” podcast, sharing just how dire his situation was last month — in his words, “Basically, I was pronounced dead on December 8th.” He said it all started after he got a gnarly case of Covid — his body began to shut down and he had 4 seizures, each one lasting about 10 to 20 minutes. On the fourth seizure he says he bit his tounge so hard he began swallowing his own infected blood … causing him to get pneumonia and sending him into another seizure.He recalls waking up in the hospital on the 5th day, not being able to breathe on his own and was clueless he’d been there for so long.
Vince McMahon is looking to return as WWE Executive Chairman of the Board nearly six months after he voluntarily stepped down from his position amid allegations he paid a former employee $3 million to hide their affair.
On Thursday, the former WWE executive confirmed his desire to return to his role, which was first reported by The Wall Street Journal.
According to a press statement issued by Vince, he first expressed a desire to return to his role in December by sending two letters to the WWE’s Board of Directors. Following his most recent letter on Dec. 31, Vince announced his desire for reelection and the inclusion of Michelle Wilson and George Barrios — former WWE Co-Presidents and Board members. https://people.com/sports/vince-mcmahon-aims-to-return-as-wwe-executive-chairman-amid-sexual-misconduct-investigation/
OUT TODAY IN THEATRES: A horror thriller about a lifelike doll created from artificial intelligence. M3GAN was created by a robotics engineer played by Allison Williams from “Get Out”. After gaining custody of her niece Cady, she introduces her to M3GAN. But then M3GAN becomes overprotective of Cady and starts to kill or harm anyone that gets in the way.
Nicolas Cage plays a notorious gunslinger who retired to raise a family. He comes out of retirement to get revenge after his wife is murdered by the son of a man he killed. He then sets out with his daughter to find his wife’s killer. It also stars Clint Howard, Shiloh Fernandez from “Jericho”, and Nick Searcy from “Justified”.
Did you know some of your favorite country artists use stage names?
Here’s a list of artists and their REAL names:
- Eric Church: Kenneth Eric Church
- Jake Owen: Joshua Ryan Owen
- Faith Hill: Audrey Faith Perry
- Garth Brooks: Troyal Garth Brooks
- Gary LeVox: Gary Wayne Vernon Junior
- Hank Williams Senior: Hiram King Williams
- Randy Travis: Randy Bruce Traywick
- Jason Aldean: Jason Aldine Williams
- Shania Twain: Eilleen Regina Edwards
- Luke Bryan: Thomas Luther Bryan
(You can see more at WhiskeyRiff.com.)