Gender Reveal Device Explodes, Killing Man in Upstate New York – NYTimes
Boy’s ‘brain-eating worm’ turns out to be embarrassing moment for mom – NYpost
A Guy Going 120 Miles-Per-Hour Blames It on Listening to a Rap Song Called “120” – TheSmokingGun
Florida couple caught with stolen lamb in pants & purse full of seafood – NBC-2
Local Man to Stand Trial for Attempting to Operate A Mobile Meth Lab – GantDaily
A Woman in a Motorized Wheelchair Robs a Bank – ActionJaxNews
Two Underage Drunk Guys Show Up at a Police Station to Complain About a Cop – CBSLocal
Suspected Bethel Park shoplifters caught after dozing in car full of stolen goods – TRBLive
A Guy Faked a Kidnapping to Get Out of Work for the Day – ABC15
A Woman Texts Her Boss She Can’t Get to Work . . . Then Accidentally Texts Him the Champagne Bottle She’s About to Open at a Party – LadBible
Bedford man accused in bulk sales of meth to state police informant – WeIsCentralPA
Oklahoma man accused of triple murder confessed to killing neighbor and cooking her heart ‘with potatoes,’ investigators say – WaPo
Cemetery digger, 42, dies after grave he was shoveling collapsed on him in Long Island, leaving him trapped underneath more than 7-feet of dirt – DailyMail
Roombas Are Now Acting Like “Drunk” People After a Recent Update – TheVerge
The “Mr. Potato Head” Brand Is Going Gender-Neutral as Just “Potato Head” – APNews
A New Smart Rubik’s Cube Tells You How to Solve It – Gizmodo
Ikea Is Now Selling Tiny Houses, But You Don’t Have to Build Them Yourself – ArchitecturalDigest
Being a dog-walker for LADY GAGA probably a pretty cool job when you aren’t getting shot. Wednesday night, Gaga’s dog-walker Ryan Fischer was out with her three French bulldogs . . . Gustav, Koji and Miss Asia. At around 9:40 P.M., a car pulled up alongside them, and two thieves jumped out. They yelled at Ryan to “give it up,” but he really put up a fight. The bad guys were NOT messing around . . . and they SHOT HIM in the stomach with a semiautomatic handgun. The thieves were able to get away with Gustav and Koji. Miss Asia ran from the thieves . . . back to Ryan as he was lying on the ground, so she’s safe. Okay . . . first off, Ryan is okay. He’s “recovering well” at the hospital. As for the dogs, Lady Gaga is offering a $500,000 reward for their return . . . no questions asked. Of course, SHE may not ask any questions, but the cops will . . . this wasn’t just a dog-napping, there was a gun and an ATTEMPTED MURDER. Now, you might be wondering what the end-game is here. Even the stupidest criminal should know that they’re not going to shoot Gaga’s dog-walker, steal her dogs, cash in on the ransom, and then ride off into the sunset, scot-free. So they might not be holding them hostage. In fact, the perps might not have even known (or cared) that the dogs were Lady Gaga’s. The American Kennel Club says dog theft is an increasingly big problem, and French Bulldogs are among the most popular targets. They’re worth a lot of money, AND they’re relatively “easy to grab and run with.” At the time of the shooting, Gaga was in Rome shooting her role in Ridley Scott’s movie “Gucci”. She hasn’t said anything publicly about the dog-walker, but it’s safe to assume that she’ll make sure he’s taken care of. There are no suspects yet. The car was supposedly a white Nissan Altima. (“If you have any information, you’re supposed to email a tip to KojiAndGustav@GmailDOTcom.)
(By the way, “Entertainment Tonight” talked with someone who knows Ryan, and he thinks that the dogs WERE stolen because they were Gaga’s. He said Ryan walked the dogs there at that same time every day.) (French Bulldogs CAN go for more than $10,000, but a stolen dog wouldn’t have its official paperwork, so it would probably only sell for $2,500. But if someone knew they were buying Gaga’s dog . . . who knows.) Not only has Lady Gaga put out a HALF-MILLION dollar reward for the safe return of her dogs, but now her “Machete Kills” co-star, Danny Trejo is on the case in L.A.
38 year old comedian John Mulaney is out of rehab. He did 2 months for drug and alcohol abuse. He has struggled before saying he started drinking at 13 and got sober once at 23. Talks about it on his specials too. He got back into it during the pandemic which I would imagine is common. He had no structure and needed it to a point he took a job as a staff writer on Seth Meyers talk show. He is apparently doing well but not ready to go back to work.
EMMA WATSON was trending yesterday after one of the not-always-reliable British tabloids said she was quitting acting. They claimed that Emma’s agent said she’d gone “dormant” career-wise, in order to spend time with her boyfriend Leo Robinton, who she’s been dating for 18 months. But it turns out it’s NOT true. Emma’s manager says it’s her SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS that are dormant, not her career. Robinton reportedly makes bank selling legal pot in L.A.
What did it cost KANYE WEST to run for president? Other than his marriage, I mean. According to a Federal Election Commission report, he laid out $12.5 million of his own money, and raised another $2 million from outside contributors. He ended up spending $13.2 million on the campaign, earning 66,000 votes. Which means that he spent $200 per vote. Interestingly enough, one thing Kanye did NOT spend that money on was advertising . . . which is usually a campaign’s LARGEST expense.
The box office was almost non-existent for most of 2020 but The Academy has 366 full-length movies eligible for consideration this year. That’s a lot. It’s not only more than the 344 that were considered last year, it’s the most they’ve had in 50 YEARS. That dates back to 1970, when there were 374 eligible entries. Not a bunch of blockbusters though because the studios are holding some back. But remember, the Academy didn’t nominate many mainstream blockbusters in the first place. No nominations have been announced, but the contenders for Best Picture are expected to include . . . “Nomadland”, “The Trial of the Chicago 7”, “Minari”, “Mank”, “Promising Young Woman”, “One Night in Miami”, “Sound of Metal”, “Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom”, “Da 5 Bloods”, and “The Father”. There’s also “Judas and the Black Messiah”, the Pixar movie “Soul”, “Borat Subsequent Moviefilm”, “News of the World”, “Palm Springs”, “Never Rarely Sometimes Always”, “Tenet”, and “Hillbilly Elegy”. Oscar nominees will be announced on March 15th. The ceremony is happening on April 25th.
Who is ok with seeing a woman breastfeeding out in public? The “Golden Globes” air this Sunday on NBC. During the broadcast, viewers will see what is most likely the very first commercial to show LACTATING BREASTS on broadcast TV. It’s a commercial for Frida Mom, a company that makes products for postnatal breast care. It shows all the hardships breastfeeding moms go through, like leaking, clogging, and getting the baby to latch properly. And there are nipples. Lots of nipples. Including ones that squirt. There’s also a low-key hilarious moment where a mom drops a piece of popcorn on her baby’s head, and eats it without using her hands. (Admit it . . . you’ve done that.)Their message is, “Care for your breasts. Not just your baby.”
Eddie Murphy was on “The Tonight Show” last night and said he never planned on doing a sequel to “Coming to America.” Here he is explaining what changed his mind. It premieres March 5th on Amazon Prime
Paramount+, which will launch on March 4th. It’ll cost $5 a month, or $10 for the premium version with no commercials. By the way, you may already be subscribed. Paramount+ is currently “CBS All-Access.” They’re just re-branding it next week, and beefing it up. This will be reboot reimagine etc heaven for some… The revival of “Frasier”. It will star Kelsey Grammer . . . but there’s no word on the other cast members yet. There will be a new “Rugrats” CG-animated series . . . a new show set in the universe of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” . . . an animated series called “Star Trek: Prodigy” . . . an “iCarly” reboot . . . and live-action versions of “Dora the Explorer” and “The Fairly OddParents”. There’s adult stuff too. Revivals of MTV’s “Behind the Music”, “Yo! MTV Raps”, and “Unplugged” . . . plus a reunion of “The Real World’s” New York cast. There’s also “6666”, which is a “Yellowstone” spinoff . . . a “Criminal Minds” reboot . . . a “Halo” show based on the Xbox game franchise . . . shows adapted from the movies “The Italian Job”, “Love Story”, “Fatal Attraction”, “Parallax View”, and “Flashdance” . . .New seasons of “Star Trek: Discovery”, “Star Trek: Lower Decks”, and “Younger” . . . the return of “Inside Amy Schumer” . . . spinoffs of “The Daily Show with Trevor Noah” and “Reno: 911!” . . .Plus movies based on “Workaholics” and “Beavis & Butt-head”. Of course, a lot of this won’t be there on Day One . . . but Paramount+ will launch with “a library of 30,000-plus TV episodes and more than 2,500 movies,” and in the first year they will premiere 36 original shows. Also, they will put new releases on the service within 45 days of theatrical release, including the upcoming “Top Gun: Maverick,” “A Quiet Place 2” and “Mission: Impossible 7.” Original films from the studio for Paramount Plus include a new “Paranormal Activity” and a “Pet Sematary” prequel.
Mike Tyson seems like he’d top 3 of the list of people you don’t wanna upset. Hulu is doing an eight-part docuseries on MIKE TYSON’s life, called “Iron Mike” . . . and the REAL Iron Mike isn’t cool with it. He says, quote, “This announcement on the heels of social disparities in our country is a prime example of how Hulu’s corporate greed led to this tone-deaf cultural misappropriation of my life story. “To make this announcement during Black History Month only confirms Hulu’s concern for dollars over respect for Black story rights . . . My authorized story is in development and will be announced in coming days.”
There’s a live-action “G.I. Joe” series is in the works at Amazon . . . about one of the FEMALE characters. It’ll center on the undercover operative Lady Jaye . . . who first appeared in the 1984 animated “G.I. Joe” series. Then she was turned into an action figure and written into the comics. ADRIANNE PALICKI played her in the 2013 movie “G.I. Joe: Retaliation”. No word yet on casting for the TV series.
The University of Liverpool has opened a new Master’s Degree program, based on The Beatles’ impact on the music industry and Great Britain. One class will look at the impact The Beatles had on tourism.
Here’s a cover you never saw coming: POST MALONE has recorded his own version of “Only Wanna Be with You” by HOOTIE AND THE BLOWFISH. He did make one important change, though. In the original, Hootie says the Dolphins make him cry. But Post Malone is a Dallas fan . . . so he changed it to the COWBOYS. For some reason, the song was recorded for Pokemon’s 25th anniversary.
Raise your hand if you got a brand new jigsaw puzzle. Rock Saws knows it’s a popular thing now. That’s why Rock Saws is offering a collection of Green Day puzzles, which will be released April 16th. Green Day’s albums Dookie, Insomniac and American Idiot will be available as 500-piece puzzles. Dookie will also have its own 1,000 piece puzzle. If Green Day’s not your scene, Queen and Iron Maiden will also get a their own jigsaw puzzle collections released on April 16th, too. In the meantime, look for Metallica Rock Saws from albums like Creeping Death, Garage Days, Jump In The Fire and Whiplash on March 12th at zeeproductions.co.uk.
NICK JONAS is hosting “Saturday Night Live” tomorrow. He’s hyping his new single “Spaceman“, which just came out. It’s off his next solo album . . . also called “Spaceman“. It’ll be out on March 12th. But even though Nick is doing solo stuff now . . . the JONAS BROTHERS are not done. In a post on social media, they said, quote, “We all have a ton of exciting stuff coming (together and apart) and we can’t wait for you guys to hear all about it.” Two years ago, Nick said the Jonas Brothers will NEVER split again . . . quote, “Once we reopened that door, there’s no closing it . . . If we need to go and do different things and take time on our own, we can do that in a healthy way.”
The Blues will head to San Jose to take on the Sharks on Saturday. Pick drops is scheduled for 9:30PM. Now, lets keep an eye out for some updates because last nights Sharks/Knights game was postponed because of the Sharks having a few positive tests on the covid list. So, we gotta keep that in mind. But, if for whatever reason the game does or doesn’t happen, the Blues will take on the Sharks tomorrow and the Ducks on Monday.
Yesterday the Cardinals named their opening day starter. Jack Flaherty will get the start on Sunday for the first spring training game, but also will be the starter for opening day in Cincinnati on April 1st. This will be his 2nd opening day start of his career. It looks like FOR NOW…Wainwright would be 2nd in the rotation which would make him the starter for the HOME OPENER on April 8th.
Tiger Woods has been transferred to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles following the single-vehicle crash Tuesday that left him with serious leg injuries. Two separate sources told ESPN on Wednesday that Woods sustained an injury to his talus bone, which connects the bottom of the lower leg to the top of the foot. The bone is a pivot point for motion. Sources say that screws were likely inserted into the area to help it heal, and if all goes well, eventually allow for normal movement. A police spokesman clarified yesterday that zero charged would be filed and that there was “no way” that Tiger was drunk during the crash.
Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has not demanded a trade. His agent said Wilson has told the Seahawks that he wants to play in Seattle, but if a trade were considered, the only teams he would go to are the Dallas Cowboys, New Orleans Saints, Las Vegas Raiders and Chicago Bears. Wilson expressed frustration after the season over all the hits he has taken and stated his desire for more say in the team’s personnel decisions. Those comments were out of the norm for Wilson, who had never publicly aired any grievances over his first nine seasons in the NFL.
Former Texans star and current free agent J.J. Watt has received contract offers from multiple teams. Sources say that “the most lucrative offer Watt currently has on the table is believed to be worth between $15 million and $16 million per year.” On Wednesday the Titans, Packers and Bills are the rumored frontrunners to land Watt, adding there’s an “outside chance at the Raiders.” According to sources close to Watt…the Browns and Raiders are still in the mix as well.
Tonight, the SLU Billikens host the Richmond Spiders at Chafietz Arena. Tip off is scheduled for 6PM. The Billikens are coming off a 67-65 loss to VCU on Tuesday. 5th ranked Illinois picked up a win against Nebraska last night. Their next game is tomorrow on the road against 23rd ranked Wisconsin. Tip off for the game is at 1PM. Mizzou is off until Wednesday.
And finally – Jake Paul will take on former MMAer Ben Askren in a boxing match on April 17th. When first announced it was touted as a “star studded” event with a huge undercard. Well – we have heard of our first fight on that undercard. Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will be taking on form UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Mir hasn’t been inside of a ring since October of 2019 when people pretty much just assumed he fought for the last time. Tarver hasn’t fought since 2015 after failing a drug test and having multiple run ins with the law.