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Soulard carjacking suspect charged with murder after accomplice dies in crash – Fox2now
Man stuck in tree overnight was chased by animal, Belleville fire officials say – KMOV
Loan keeps Loop Trolley afloat until Jan. 1, while Bi-State considers running it – STLToday
Who Was Your #1 Role Model? The Top Answers Are “Dad” and “Mom” – SWNS
The New Starbucks Holiday Cups Are Here . . . Let’s See If Anyone Gets Offended – MSN
You Can Get a Free Reusable Starbucks Cup Today . . . But You’d Better Hustle – Thrillist
Bud Light is coming out with hard seltzer – CNN
Ford reveals electric Mustang with ‘stunning’ acceleration – CNN
Daylight Saving Time Has a Long-Term Negative Effect on Our Brains? – StudyFinds
There have always been rumors that WHITNEY HOUSTON had an affinity for the ladies. And now, her alleged lesbian lover is speaking out in a new memoir. Her name is Robyn Crawford, and she was Whitney’s best friend. But in the early ’80s, she was a lot more than that. In her book “A Song for You: My Life with Whitney Houston”, she says they met as teenagers in 1980, when they were both counselors at a summer camp in New Jersey. Whitney ended the physical relationship just a few years later, when she signed her record deal. Robyn says Whitney handed her a Bible and told her they had to cool it because, quote, “it would make our journey even more difficult,” and people would, “use it against us.” Also, Whitney’s mother was a gospel singer, and she believed that, quote, “it wasn’t natural for two women to be that close.” One more revelation from the book: EDDIE MURPHY supposedly called Whitney on the day she was marrying BOBBY BROWN to tell her she was making a mistake.
Speaking of girls who like girls… Kristen Stewart said she “can’t f*****g wait” to propose to her girlfriend, Dylan Meyer. She has told Meyer that she wants to marry her. (ISNT THAT A PROPOSAL?) The two have known each other for six years, but recently started dating over the summer. She says she’ll “absolutely” propose to her. Stewart stars in the upcoming Charlie’s Angel movie, which comes out on November 15th.
Check out a previously unreleased song from…who? George Michael song called “This Is How (We Want You to Get High).” It’s in the new movie “Last Christmas.”
Let’s get uncomfortable: Rapper T.I. was on a podcast the other day, where he was asked if he had the SEX TALK with his daughter Deyjah who is 18 and in her first year of college. Here is the answer he gave. Obviously, T.I.’s comments didn’t play well on social media, especially when he admitted that he didn’t mind his 15-year-old SON being sexually active.
Chris Brown took to Instagram to share a flyer for a garage sale taking place yesterday at his home in L.A.–complete with his real address. It said the sale would “featuring significantly marked-down, high-end designer items.”LAPD officers tried to stop the sale before it began by telling Brown he didn’t have a permit–but the star’s lawyers intervened, pointing out that you don’t need a permit to host a yard sale in L.A. Supposedly “only a few dozen people” were lined up waiting for the event to begin depending what video you see.
If you’re “of a certain age,” then you remember the first time you saw MICHAEL JACKSON moonwalk. It was during a 1983 TV special celebrating Motown’s 25th anniversary. Well, the glittery socks he wore that day are hitting the auction block next Wednesday, and they could fetch up to $2 MILLION. They’re from the collection of Frank DiLeo, who used to manage Michael. They even come with a signed letter Michael wrote to Frank when he gave them to him in 1985.
There’s a big celebrity auction going live on eBay today to benefit Homes For Our Troops . . . a charity that, you know, builds homes for our troops. Items up for bids will include an Omega watch from George Clooney’s personal collection . . . lunch with Bryan Cranston or NBA legend Dominique Wilkins . . . guitars autographed by Willie Nelson and Jon Bon Jovi . . .Medical scrubs autographed by the cast of “Grey’s Anatomy” . . . the spacesuit Ryan Reynolds wore in “Life” . . . a walk-on part in Ben Stiller’s new TV project . . . set visits to Judd Apatow’s next movie or the HBO series “Succession” . . .A meet-and-greet with Jake Gyllenhaal along with tickets to see him in “Sunday in the Park with George” in LONDON . . . and VIP tickets to the premiere of “Wonder Woman 1984”. And don’t worry . . . 100% of the proceeds go to Homes For Our Troops.
The Masked Singer returned with 11 masked celebs performing in what was essentially two weeks worth of show. The Rottweiler, The Ladybug, The Tree, The Penguin, The Flower and The Fox. Here is The Penguin doing Meghan Trainor’s “All About That Bass,” and turned out to be comedian Sherri Shepherd. In the show’s second half, The Black Widow, Thingamajig, The Butterfly, The Leopard and The Flamingo faced off. The Black Widow did Cher’s Believe. The audience voted The Black Widow off after her version of Cher’s “Believe.” Underneath the mask was. TV star Raven-Symone, who laughed as she told the judges, “When you guys called me a professional singer, I peed my pants, so thank you very much.”
Netflix recently said that they know certain users are sharing passwords, and they’re “monitoring” the situation. They also said they’re looking into “consumer-friendly ways” of preventing you from doing it. But no imminent changes are in the pipeline . . . despite the fact that it’s costing them a FORTUNE. A recent study by an analytics firm estimated that 35% of millennials, 19% of Generation X subscribers, and 13% of Baby Boomers share their passwords for streaming services. Even if 10% of Netflix’s 137 million customers are sharing their passwords with a non-paying customer, that means 13.7 million people aren’t paying. If they were, Netflix would be raking in somewhere around $135 million more monthly, or $1.6 billion annually. Price-wise, that’s a conservative number, since this presumes the cost-per-user would be $10, and Netflix’s most popular plan is $12.99. THAT’S the one that allows two simultaneous streams and makes sharing possible. The cheap plan is just one screen at a time. And there’s also a $15.99 plan that allows four screens at once. But there’s a bigger problem with this data: It assumes that EVERYONE who’s using someone else’s password would sign up if they couldn’t share. And that’s a big leap. Chances are, only a fraction would pay for their own account. Three years ago, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said, quote, “Password sharing is something you have to learn to live with, because there’s so much legitimate password sharing . . . sharing with your spouse, with your kids . . . so there’s no bright line, and we’re doing fine as is.” And yesterday, Hastings said that subscriber numbers don’t matter as much anymore, because new services can be made available in bundles with other products. The REAL streaming war is over EYEBALLS. He said, quote, “Time will be the real competition . . . how do consumers vote with their evenings? What mix of all the services do they end up watching?”
Have you ever been trying to binge-watch something, but you’re distracted by what’s happening around you? If you’re a college student with roommates, you know the feeling. Well, HBO has your back. They’re giving college students giant cardboard boxes that you basically sit or lay inside, so that you can stream in peace. The “HBO Box” is black, and it has holes so that you can breathe, plus a shelf that apparently holds your streaming device. It SEEMS like a joke, but it’s a REAL marketing gimmick. They’ve partnered with a company called Fooji to do it . . . and if you’re a college student who’s interested, hit up Fooji’s Twitter, and see if you qualify. The contest runs through TODAY.
Several new casting details for the ROBERT PATTINSON “Batman” movie hit the Internet yesterday. COLIN FARRELL will be cast as The Penguin, joining the previously announced villains The Riddler (Paul Dano) and Catwoman (Zoe Kravitz). Of course, Danny DeVito was The Penguin in 1992’s “Batman Returns”. ANDY SERKIS is in talks to play Batman’s butler Alfred. Andy was Ulysses Klaue in the MCU, as well as the actor behind Gollum in the “Lord of the Rings” movies. . . and Supreme Leader Snoke in the “Star Wars” movies “The Force Awakens” and “The Last Jedi”. “The Batman” will be released in June of 2021. To prepare for the role, Robert Pattinson is training with a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu expert named Rigan Machado. He also worked with Keanu Reeves on the stunts and choreography for the “John Wick” movies.
There’s a Vietnam War action movie in development called “Finding Jack” . . . and you won’t believe who landed one of the lead roles. The producer says, quote, “We searched high and low for the perfect character to portray the role . . . and after months of research, we decided on JAMES DEAN.” Not the porn star James Deen, and not the country singer-slash-purveyor of sausage Jimmy Dean. No, it’s “Rebel Without a Cause” James Dean, who died in 1955 at the age of 24. He’ll appear via “full body CGI” and archival footage . . . and the movie got permission from his family to use his image. Another actor will provide his voice. Pre-production starts later this month, and they’re aiming for a worldwide release on Veterans Day next year. This is already causing outrage in Hollywood. CHRIS EVANS and ELIJAH WOOD are among those speaking out against it.
Bloody-Disgusting.com says that another “Scream” movie is in the works . . . obviously without Wes Craven, who passed away in 2015. He directed all four “Scream” movies, which were released in 1996, 1997, 2000, and 2011. There’s also a show called “Scream”, which aired on MTV in 2015 and 2016 . . . and then on VH1 earlier this year. But it’s basically a reboot that doesn’t share any characters or plotlines with the movies. It’s unclear if the next movie will be a sequel, or if it’ll be a remake . . . and it’s too early to say whether any of the previous stars would be onboard.
Hayden Panettiere is back with her ex Brian Hickerson, seen walking through an airport together. One month ago, a felony domestic violence charge against Hickerson was dismissed, citing “failure to secure a material witness.” Sources say that Panettiere’s family still “don’t approve of their relationship”.
JAMES HOLZHAUER made his return to “Jeopardy!” last night in the Tournament of Champions. So how did he do? He WON . . . but not by as much as he’s used to. Of course this time he was taking on fellow winners. James finished with $30,635, while the second-place contestant had $10,800. And while he didn’t destroy the competition, he went into Final Jeopardy not having to bet a dime to win. And now he’s off to the semifinals. Meanwhile, former “Jeopardy!” champion AVI GUPTA is donating $10,000 to the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute in honor of ALEX TREBEK. Avi won $100,000 in the Teen Tournament this summer. Now he’s a freshman at Columbia.
For the 30th anniversary of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid”, ABC had a special last night that mashed half of the animated movie, with on-stage, live performances of big musical numbers. Reviews are mixed about how it was done, but most say that Queen Latifah did a great job as Ursula. Here’s a part of her live song, “Poor Unfortunate Souls”.
CBS is bringing back the ’80s show “The Equalizer” . . . with QUEEN LATIFAH in the title role. The original series starred EDWARD WOODWARD as a retired intelligence operative who used his skills to help people in difficult situations who had nowhere else to turn. It ran from 1985 to 1989. DENZEL WASHINGTON starred in two films based on the show, in 2014 and 2018. CBS already has reboots of three classic series on its schedule: “Hawaii Five-0”, “MacGyver”, and “Magnum P.I.”
There’s a new sitcom in the works that’ll air DAILY. It’s called “Today’s Special” and it takes place in a 24-hour diner, where the lives of staff and regulars intertwine with trending topics and the day’s headlines. And it’ll be shot daily, so it’s kind of like a sitcom mixed with a soap opera, sprinkled with the timeliness of late night TV. The show is being developed for Warner Media, so it’s going to end up on one of their platforms, which include TNT, TBS, TruTV and HBO Max.
Adam Devine is 36. Work-a-holics, Righteous Gemstones and many other hilarious things.
Morgan Spurlock is 49. “Super Size Me”.
Mike Henry is 54. Cleveland on “Family Guy”.
Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY….he was a 500lb wrestler who fought Hulk Hogan at Wrestlemania 2. The family from Married With Children – was legit named after him. He actually died THIS past year back in March. King Kong Bundy would have been 64 years old today.
Today’s birthday girl has seen more WANG than a Chinese phonebook in 173 fine films including:
- China Vagina
- Chinatown Cheerleaders
- The Asian Persuasion
- Asian Vacation
- Oh Me So Horny
- Viagra Falls Volume 2
- When Big Just Isn’t Big Enough
- And who could forget…her unforgettable role in…Asian Street Police: Assume The Position
LILY THAI is 38 YEARS OLD
First things first, the Blues took on the Oilers in Edmonton last night and looked to pick up their 6th straight win. And…they did so in REGULATION! Goals from Jaden Schwartz, Alex Pietrangelo, Robert Thomas, Tyler Bozak, and Ivan Barbashev gave the Blues the 5-2 win on the road. Jake Allen had 32 saves in the win. Next up for the Blues…after a couple days off, they take on the Flames in Calgary. Puck drop on Saturday night is scheduled for 9PM.
The Blues will be without one of their draft picks though. Doug Armstrong announced yesterday that they traded Robby Fabbri to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Jacob De La Rose. De la Rose, who is 24, was drafted by the Canadiens in 2013. He’s 6’3, 215, and currently has a goal and 3 assists in 16 games. Fabbri was drafted by the Blues in 2014, but injuries have really held him back in the recent past.
Thursday night football tonight has the Chargers in Oakland to take on the Raiders. Kick off is scheduled for 7:20pm, and don’t forget to make your picks by going to 1057thepoint.com/picks.
Yesterday Mizzou easily beat Incarnate Word to open up their season. Final score was 82-42. Their next game will be tomorrow in Columbia against Northern Kentucky.
The folks from MLS4TheLou say that they would like to get shovels in the ground for the new stadium as early as January. The group says that everything, the stadium, the team offices, practice fields, all facilities will be in one spot. North and south of Market west of Union Station. The group also said that they are in the process of working on a team name and the look of the kits. They said they hope to have all that released first quarter of 2020.
Former Alabama quarterback Greg McElroy and longtime ESPN commentator Steve Levy will head ESPN’s XFL broadcast team. The pair will call the league’s first game on Feb. 8 in a matchup between the Seattle Dragons and Washington DC Defenders, as well as the West Division’s final and the league’s title game. They’ll regularly call the league’s premier games on Saturday, shown on ABC. Joining McElroy and Levy outside the booth will be Tom Luginbill as a field analyst and Dianna Russini as a sideline reporter. Luginbill worked for the XFL during its short-lived inaugural season in 2001 as a quarterbacks coach for the champion Los Angeles Xtreme. For Sunday games, Tom Hart will have play-by-play duties while former NFL receiver Joey Galloway and NFL punter Pat McAfee will fill roles as analysts.
The United States Women National soccer team have a friend tonight against Sweden. It will be the first game with newly appointed head coach Vlatko Andonovski on the sidelines for the US. Kick off is scheduled for 6:30PM.
Colorado voters have approved sports betting in a narrow vote, with election officials’ count yesterday showing that it had passed in voting a day earlier by a 51 percent to 49 percent margin. That makes Colorado the 19th U.S. state to legalize some form of sports betting, a spread across the country that’s come after New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case in 2018 that allows all 50 states to institute it. The measure on Colorado’s ballot would legalize sports betting next year, and tax it at 10 percent to fund a state water conservation plan. In the wake of the vote, Colorado’s 33 casinos will be able starting next May to offer in-person and online betting on professional, college, motor and Olympic sports.
And finally – Ranker put together a list of the top fictional sports coaches of all time. They looked at movies and TV here so keep that in mind while trying to think of the top 10. I’ll start with giving you number 10. It’s coach Ken Carter from Coach Carter – the movie starring Samuel L Jackson as a high school basketball coach. Try and guess the rest of the top 10:
9. Mickey from Rocky
8. Eric Taylor from the Friday Night Lights TV show
7. Irv Blitzer from Cool Runnings
6. Jimmy Dugan from A League of Their Own
5. Normal Dale from Hoosiers
4. Lou Brown from Major League
3. Chubbs from Happy Gilmore
2. Gordan Bombay from The Mighty Ducks
1. Mr Miyahi from The Karate Kid
Notes: Buttermaker from Bad News Bears (14)….Coach Hayden Fox from Coach (16)….Coach Klein from Waterboy (18)….Coach D’Amato from Any Given Sunday (21)…