A Naked Man Was Found Upside Down Behind the Wheel of a Stolen Boat – LINK
Woman Pleads Guilty to Using Bogus ‘Rent-A-Hitman’ Website to Kill Ex-Husband – LINK
‘Gullible and stupid’ man, 49, who stole more than $800,000 from his employer to give to a prostitute after he became infatuated with her when his marriage ended is jailed – LINK
A Guy Got Busted in the Carpool Lane with a Hat and Coat Draped Over His Passenger Seat – LINK
Man found sleeping inside school bus had over 11 pounds of marijuana on him – LINK
A Lawyer Who Bragged He Can “Think Like a Criminal” Got Busted for Dealing Drugs – LINK
A Woman Tried to Escape From Jail . . . Using the Wire from Her Bra – LINK
A Drunk Driver Blamed Her Bad Driving on an Egg Roll – LINK
Two unruly US tourists break into Colosseum, get €800 fine for ‘enjoying’ beer – LINK
A Woman Meant to Take Ibuprofen . . . But Ate Her AirPod Instead – LINKTOK
St. Louis restaurant wins award for best burger in the world – LINK
Take a first look inside Panera’s next-generation cafe – LINK
Thanksgiving Will Cost $5.33 Per Person, Up 14% from Last Year – LINK
74% of Us Would Be Fine with an All-Sides, No-Turkey Thanksgiving – LINK
Giant Reese’s cup ‘Thanksgiving Pie’ is sold out — but you can still get one – LINK
The Gorilla Glue Girl Is Releasing a Song About the Ordeal Called “Ma Hair” – LINK
Season 3 episode 5 of School House Rock gave us this gem. One of the coolest songs from my childhood that was entertaining enough to keep you from realizing you are learning too. Im Just a Bill. I can still see the video of the bill sitting on the steps at the capital. Simpler times. A grammy nominated jazz guy named Dave Frishberg gave us that song in 1976. He died. He wrote two other “Schoolhouse Rock” songs that nobody remembers: “$7.50 Once a Week“ and “Walkin’ On Wall Street“. Frishberg was 88 years old. Jack Sheldon did the vocals (LINK)
TRAVIS SCOTT is facing a new lawsuit over the Astroworld tragedy, and this one is for $2 BILLION. The suit represents 282 people who attended the show, but the lawyer who filed it says 120 more people have contacted him seeking representation. Travis isn’t the only defendant. The suit also names DRAKE, Live Nation, Houston’s NRG Stadium, Apple Music, and Scott’s company, Cactus Jack Productions. The attorney says, quote, “The defendants stood to make an exorbitant amount of money off of this event, and they still chose to cut corners, cut costs, and put attendees at risk . . . what happened at Astroworld cannot happen again (LINK)”
According to Entertainment Tonight, the Internal Revenue Service has sued actor/comedian Chris Tucker for $9.6 million in back taxes. The IRS is looking all the way back to 2002, the peak of Tucker’s movie career. Tucker started to pay the money off in monthly installments, but that didn’t work out.
To help with your FriDave do you want to see Ted Lasso actor Jason Sudeikis play a swim coach in the Foo Fighters’ new video, “Love Dies Young”. The video shows Sudeikis giving the lets do this talk to synchronized swimmers. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony airs this Saturday night on HBO and HBO Max. The Fighters were inducted into the Class of 2021 by Paul McCartney.
MARTIN SCORSESE must be a total Deadhead because he’s working on ANOTHER GRATEFUL DEAD project. Back in 2017, he executive produced a documentary on them called “Long Strange Trip”. And now, Martin has teamed up with Apple to direct a biopic about the band. So far, all we know is that JONAH HILL is going to play lead singer JERRY GARCIA. Jerry passed away in 1995 from a heart attack at a rehab clinic. It’s not clear what part of the band’s career the film will focus on. But it WILL include their music. Considering who they are as a band, we can probably expect it to be groovy (LINK)
Remember this In Season 4 of “The Sopranos”, Carmine Lupertazzi Sr. tells Tony Soprano, quote, “John said he went to a cookout at your house. A don doesn’t wear shorts.” Well, that line came from a disturbing phone call JAMES GANDOLFINI got in real life. In the new “Sopranos” book “Woke Up This Morning”, MICHAEL IMPERIOLI says, quote, “Gandolfini got a call in the middle of the night on his cell phone, it was an unknown number. He answers the phone, ‘Hello,’ and the guy on the other line says, ‘Hello,’ and then nobody’s talking. “The guy doesn’t identify himself. Guy finally says, ‘Listen, you’re a great actor, we like what you’re doing, but you got to know one thing: A don never wears shorts.’ And click, the guy hung up.” Gandolfini was understandably a little freaked out about the call . . . but he still brought it to the show’s writers, and let them use it (LINK)
One theory as to why JANET JACKSON suffered more damage than JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE from the 2004 Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction was CBS President Les Moonves. “Malfunction: The Dressing Down of Janet Jackson” claims in 2004, both the Super Bowl and the “Grammys” aired on CBS. After the Super Bowl, both Janet and Justin issued public apologies. But Moonves wasn’t satisfied, and he banned both of them from the upcoming “Grammys”. The only way for them to get back into his good graces was to meet with him and personally apologize. Justin did, and he ended up at the “Grammys”, winning several awards and performing twice. Janet did not, and Moonves made it his mission to RUIN her. “Malfunction” debuts tomorrow night on FX and Hulu (LINK)
If you could attend a celebrity’s holiday party, whose would it be? Samsonite . . . you know, the luggage company . . . surveyed a little over 2,000 people to see who’d they choose. 73% of them said they’d love to attend an A-lister’s party. And the most popular choice, with 38%, is THE ROCK. He was followed by WILL SMITH with 30%, while LADY GAGA and BETTY WHITE were tied for third with 28%. The survey also revealed who people thought would be the best celebrity couple to have as guests for Thanksgiving. No surprise here . . . the #1 choice is TOM HANKS and RITA WILSON with 31% of the vote. GOLDIE HAWN and KURT RUSSELL tied with TIM MCCGRAW and FAITH HILL at 28% each. And BEYONCE and JAY-Z tied with JENNIFER LOPEZ and BEN AFFLECK with 27% (LINK)
BILLIE EILISH is going to host “Saturday Night Live” for the first time on December 11th. She’s also going to be her own musical guest, promoting her latest album, “Happier Than Ever”. “People” magazine’s 2021 Sexiest Man Alive PAUL RUDD is going to host on December 18th with CHARLI XCX as the musical guest. This puts Paul inthe “Five-Timers Club”, along with Will Ferrell, Alec Baldwin, Tom Hanks, and Melissa McCarthy (LINK)
New music out today
- “30“, Adele. This is her fourth album. It’s inspired by her divorce. Her song “Easy On Me“has spent four weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. She performed three songs from the album during her CBS special, “Adele One Night Only” special.
- “The Bridge“, Sting. This is his 15th album. He wrote it during the pandemic. He has a residency in Las Vegas at Caesar’s Palace in June.
- “The Algorithm“, Snoop Dogg. This is 19th album. There are 25 tracks. His guests are Usher, Mary J.Blige, Wiz Khalifa, and Ty Dolla Sign. Snoop said, quote, “There’s so much talent on this record, so many styles of music, it breaks the algorithm.”
- “Raise the Roof“, Robert Plant and Allison Krauss. This is their second collaborative album. It includes covers of The Everly Brothers, Calexico, and Allen Toussaint, along with one original song.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Rapper Tyga is 32
Adam Driver is 38
St. Louis’ own Ryan Howard is 42
The CEO of Twitter and St. Louis’ own Jack Dorsey is 45
Jodie Foster is 59
Meg Ryan is 60
Drummer Matt Sorum is 61
Ahmad Rashād is 72
Ted Turner is 83
Jerry Sheindlin, Judge Judy’s husband, is 88
Country guy Dierks Bentley is 46
Comedian Joel McHale is 50
Ken Griffey Jr. is 52. Retired Major League Baseball slugger.
Mike D from the Beastie Boys is 56
She was in Ace Ventura (Finkle is Einhorn / Einhorn is Finkle), Sean Young is 62.
Actress Bo Derek turns 65
Guitarist Joe Walsh is 74
President Biden turns 79
And On Sunday
Former WWE wrestlers Nikki and Bre Bella turn 38
Former NY Giant/Good Morning America host Michael Strahan is 50
Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Troy Aikman is 55
Singer Bjork is 56
Actress Goldie Hawn is 76
Today’s birthday girl has been in 107 fine films, including:
- Ass Like That 8
- Azz And Mo Ass Orgy 4
- Black Booty Worship 3
- Boobaholics Anonymous 3
- Chocolate Sorority Sistas 3
- Culos Gigantes 4
- Iz You My Baby Daddy 2
- No Skinny Bitches
- Titanic Tatas w/ Stacy Adams
- And who can forget her role in 2008’s The Cutie with a Booty 2
Stacy Adams is 37 years old.
The Blues took on the Sharks last night at Enterprise and things went a little differently than they did on Tuesday. Brandon Saad scored twice and Robert Thomas and Jordan Kyrou also scored making it 4-1 for the final. Ville Husso stopped 26 as the Blues put almost 50 shots on goal. Their next game is against the Stars in Dallas on Saturday. Puck drop is at 7PM.
We now know the MVP in the AL and NL. In the AL – it was a unanimous vote for 2-way superstar Shohei Ohtani. Despite the Angels being under .500, Ohtani still picked up 29 of 30 first place votes. In the NL things were a little closer. Harper picked up 17 of 30 first place votes and Juan Soto was a not so distant second.
The Patriots made easy work of the Falcons last night in Atlanta. Mac Jones throw for over 200 yards and 2 touchdowns while New Englands defense was lights out as they won 25-0. The Falcons have been outscored 68-3 in their past two games. We will go over some of our NFL PICKS in a second here….but…
Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Antonio Brown has been accused of obtaining a fake COVID-19 vaccination card. According to Steven Ruiz — a former personal chef for the wide receiver — Brown had his girlfriend, model Cydney Moreau, reach out to Ruiz over the summer to obtain a fake vaccination card that said Brown had received the Johnson & Johnson shot. According to text messages provided by Ruiz, Moreau offered $500 for a fake card. Ruiz said he was unable to acquire a fake card for Brown, but he added that the wide receiver a few weeks later showed him ones he had for himself and Moreau that he said he had purchased. Brown reportedly was unwilling to get the vaccine because of possible side effects. Ruiz said he went public with the accusation after Brown failed to pay $10,000 owed to him.
Houston Texans quarterback Jeff Driskel is pulling a Tim Tebow. Texans tight ends coach Andy Bischoff said that Driskel is making the switch to tight end, adding that the 28-year-old is “a rare athlete.” Houston believes Driskel has “the speed and size” to successfully make the switch. Driskel could contribute on special teams but wouldn’t predict when the former sixth-round pick would be active. Driskel is in the tight end room full time and is also in special teams meetings.
President Joe Biden said Thursday a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, China is “something we’re considering,”. Athletes would still be able to compete in the games, but a diplomatic boycott would keep American dignitaries from attending. There have been calls for a boycott of the Olympics amid reported human rights violations in China. The International Olympic Committee has said that it will “remain neutral” on the issue. The Beijing Olympics are scheduled to begin on Feb. 4, 2022. The White House press secretary said there is no timeline for Biden’s decision on a potential boycott.
The Tigers take on the Florida Gators tomorrow in Columbia. Kick off is scheduled for 3PM. Illini takes on #18 Iowa tomorrow on the road. Kick off for that game is at 1PM.
The Mizzou Tigers men’s basketball team beat the Northern Illinois Huskies last night 54-37. They next take on SMU on the road on Sunday. After a win against SLU on Wednesday, the Mizzou women host Idaho State on Sunday. SLU women’s basketball takes on Kansas at 2PM on Sunday while the Men’s team takes on Mercer tomorrow at 4PM. 10th ranked Illinois will take on Cincinnati on Monday while the women’s team LOST to the SIUE Cougars last night 71-62, they play against on Sunday.
Speaking of college sports – SLU men’s soccer will take on Long Beach University on Sunday in the NCAA Championship. SLU is currently the ONLY team in the country that still has yet to lose. SLU women take on Rutgers today at 4PM in the tourney.
The Women’s Tennis Association chair and chief executive Steve Simon told CNN on Thursday that he is “willing to pull our business” out of China and lose millions if Peng Shuai’s (Pung Sh-why) allegations are not fully investigated and she is not spoken with directly. The WTA has 10 events scheduled in China for 2022, including the Finals. The country is scheduled to host that specific event through 2028. If you don’t know the story….at the beginning of this month, On Peng posted a lengthy message, accusing a former senior Chinese vice premier and high-ranking member of the Chinese Communist Party of sexual assault, three years earlier. Peng said that he had an on-off extramarital affair with her. Since her accusation she has not communicated on social media or been seen. On Wednesday – China Global Television Network released an email allegedly written by Peng to chief executive of WTA Steve Simon, which stated that she was resting at home and that her allegation of sexual assault was not true, and that she was not missing. The email also criticized the WTA for releasing what it claimed was unverified information about Peng without her consent. The authenticity of the email was cast in doubt with many pointing out that a typing cursor appears to be visible on the screenshot of the email. Responding in regard to the email, Simon stated that it only raised his concerns as to her safety and whereabouts.
Cameron Walker, a member of George Mason men’s basketball’s 2022 recruiting class, and one of his Milton High School (Ga.) teammates were arrested Wednesday on murder charges stemming from the October shooting of 24-year-old Connor Mediate. Walker, 17, and Jonathan Murray, 18, played in Milton’s game against Roswell on Wednesday. Police and SWAT arrested the pair later that night. Walker and Murray also face charges of criminal attempt to commit armed robbery. Mediate was “found unconscious in a pool of blood” in his apartment and declared dead at the scene after an unsuccessful attempt to revive him by first responders.