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Do You Think Valentine’s Day Is a “Real” Holiday? – YouGov

The Majority of People Now Say You Should Split the Bill on a Date – Yahoo

Just in Time for Valentine’s Day: The Best and Worst States for Single People – Wallethub

Here Are the 10 Jobs Where You’re Most Likely to be Single at Age 40 – Zippia

Your Social Media Posts Can Predict Your Breakup Three Months Before It Happens – CNN

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Well, Whatdya Know . . . Tom Brady Won a Super Bowl – ESPN

 

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THE WEEKND kept it pretty simple for his Halftime Show, despite spending $7 million of his own money on it.  Although he did have a bunch of backup dancers who had masks on that mimicked his bandaged look.  Some memes said it was the only time they ever saw someone in Florida wearing a mask…The performance was fine. He sang all the hits, including “Starboy”, “Can’t Feel My Face”, “The Hills”, “Save Your Tears”, and “Blinding Lights”. Early in his medley he was backed by a choir, and later on a bunch of violinists. That’s when he turned full Wayne Newton.  The performance started in the stands, then moved inside, into a crazy hall of mirrors . . . before ending up on the field. As for the pre-game performances, H.E.R. went all Hendrix on “America the Beautiful” by tossing in a guitar solo 22-year-old poet AMANDA GORMAN, who became a star at JOE BIDEN’s inauguration, is now our first Super Bowl POET.  She read a poem to honor three heroes for their actions during the pandemic. 

Actors have juice even in the Super Bowl…Eric Stonestreet from Modern Family and a big Chiefs fan wrote on TwitterSo it turns out I was sitting with a bunch of @buccaneers fans, and while I’m sure they are great people, I have no interest in watching the Super Bowl with them. So, I made a few calls and had myself moved to the good guys side. (sorry for the poor video quality) GO @chiefs!!” 

Legendary actor CHRISTOPHER PLUMMER passed away on Friday.  He was 91.  He reportedly died of complications from a recent fall. Throughout his career, Christopher was nominated for three Best Supporting Actor Oscars . . . although interestingly, they’ve all come over the past 15 years.  He was nominated for “The Last Station” and “All the Money in the World” . . . but only won for “Beginners”.  That said, he’s best known for his earlier roles . . . as Captain von Trapp in “The Sound of Music” and Rudyard Kipling in “The Man Who Would Be King”.  His other movies include:  “12 Monkeys”, “The New World”, and “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo”.  In addition to his Oscar, he also won two Emmys as well as two Tonys. He fell short of the “EGOT” because even though he scored a Grammy nomination for a children’s album in 1986, he didn’t win. 

After 60 years as a band with the classics “Radar Love” and  “Twilight Zone” in their catalog, Golden Earring has called it quits. .Their founder and guitarist George Kooyman was diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.  Hay said Kooyman’s diagnosis “is a death blow”, adding “We always said we would keep going until one of us fell over.” Golden Earring last performed in 2019.  Andthere was no thought of replacing their guitarist, adding “We are a group of friends of four men who are irreplaceable. A new band member? That wouldn’t fit.” 

Suzanne Somers was doing a makeup tutorial on Facebook Live when a guy randomly walked into her house and started talking to her.  It was pretty weird, but they got him to leave without incident. 

Marilyn Manson so far was dropped by his record label and agents, lost two major television gigs and even had a California senator call for an FBI investigation after several abuse allegations were made against him in a 7 day span. Now Manson’s manager of over 25 years, since 1996’s Antichrist Superstar era, has reportedly dropped the singer, too. This is the same guy who defended Manson during his Columbine massacre criticisms and countless other lawsuits. 

Over the weekend, Evan Rachel Wood, his first accuser, said she filed a police report last month, because Manson’s wife Lindsay Usich threatened to release nude pictures of Evan taken when she was underage. Evan claims the photos were taken after she was, quote, “given large amounts of drugs and alcohol.” Evan also revealed some of the verbal abuse Manson subjected her to, like calling her a Jew in a “derogatory manner,” and drawing swastikas over her bedside table when he was mad at her.  He also frequently used the N-word. Interestingly enough, though, metal singer OTEP SHAMAYA claims that Manson also abuses Lindsay. And, as if it couldn’t get any weirder . . . COREY FELDMAN is accusing Manson of decades of “mental and emotional abuse.”

Anyone watch Framing Britney Spears? It’s about the way the media and public mistreated and exploited the pop star throughout her career while also exploring her current legal battles over her conservatorship, an outpouring of love and apologies have come out on social media in the form of the “WE ARE SORRY BRITNEY” Twitter trending topic on Sunday. Posting pics and videos of her being chased by paparazzi and cruel headlines. “Imagine having more than 70 paparazzi following you every single day just to make headlines like that… There’s a special place in hell for them,” one fan wrote. “The world pushed her to her breaking point and then laughed at her misery. WE ARE SORRY BRITNEY.” 

MORGAN WALLEN is still laying low after last week’s N-word controversy, but plenty of other people have something to say. JIMMIE ALLEN hit up Twitter to talk about compassion.  Quote, “Forgiveness is more powerful than abandonment.  Our job as humans is to help each other be the best version of themselves.”  In a separate post he brought up “accountability.” Quote, “We all must be held accountable for our actions.  Looking over my mistakes I remember the consequences I had to face, but I also remember the people that didn’t give up on me and were willing to help me DO better.  Thankful for those people.” Morgan’s sister Ashlyne came to his defense on Instagram.  She agreed that he said something “unacceptable” . . . but it didn’t come from a place of hate or malicious intent.  She also called out the “cancel culture.”  An African American music executive named Rakiyah Marshall took it easy on him.  Quote, “This guy has a heart.  Maybe a little ignorant, makes a lot of mistakes, may need extra love and care, has lost his fight with alcohol, but by no means is a racist. Finally, DIPLO did a pre-Super Bowl party in Tampa on Saturday, and when he played their hit “Heartless”, “the crowd loved it.” 

RYAN REYNOLDS, DIDDY, and DAVID BECKHAM all own alcohol brands . . . so they’re teaming up to give some relief to the men and women who sling those drinks to your drunk behind every night.  When there’s not a pandemic, that is. Their companies are donating $1 million to three different charities that benefit bartenders and other hospitality professionals. They even made a video where they each mix themselves a drink, take a sip, then spit it out . . . because only a PROFESSIONAL can do it right. 

The most prized card from Magic: The Gathering, the Black Lotus from the game’s original 1993 Alpha Set, sold at auction Wednesday for $511,000!  Black Lotus is already coveted because it’s a powerful card to play in the game.  This specific card is an even hotter item because it’s in near mint condition and signed by Magic: The Gathering artist, Christopher Rush, who died in 2016. This same card was on auction in 2018 for a fifth of the price!

Fast and Furious 9 is still on track for a spring release, dropping a brand-new trailer during the Super Bowl. You have the high speed chases, WWE star John Cena, the stunts and Vin Diesel… and Helen Mirren. No word yet if the franchise will make that rumored film in space. F9 drops May 26th.

It’s amazing how many movies make it to the screen with obvious mistakes in them.  A British website put together a list of what it claims are the 29 worst.  Here are 10 of them: 

  1. “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood” (2019):  Leonardo DiCaprio’s character takes a ride on a 747.  But the movie is set in 1969, a year before those planes went into service.  In ’69, he would have been on a 707. 
  1. “North by Northwest” (1959):  At the Mount Rushmore cafeteria, you can see a kid cover his ears right BEFORE Eva Marie Saint fires a gun. 
  1. “Pulp Fiction” (1994):  When John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson get into a shootout with some kids in an apartment, there are bullet holes in the wall before a shot is fired. 
  1. “The Wizard of Oz” (1939):  In the scene where the trees throw apples at Dorothy and the Scarecrow, Dorothy is wearing black shoes, not the ruby slippers. 
  1. “The Fast and the Furious” (2001):  In the scene where Jesse and Tran race, Tran is wearing shirt with sleeves at first . . . but then it magically transforms into a tank top. 
  1. “Star Wars” (1977):  As a group of stormtroopers enter a room, one of them bangs his head on the top of the doorway. 
  1. “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” (2003):  A crew member in a cowboy hat can be seen behind Johnny Depp on the ship. 
  1. “Braveheart” (1995):  There’s a car visible in the background of a battle scene. 
  1. “Halloween” (1978):  It’s supposed to be set in Illinois, but the cars have California license plates. 

10.  “Titanic”  (1997):  During the nude painting scene, Leonardo DiCaprio tells Kate Winslet to go over to the bed . . . then he says he meant the COUCH.  That was a flub by Leo, but the director left it in because he thought it was funny.

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY 

The NBA’s Klay Thompson is 31.

NFL wide receiver Julio Jones is 32.

SNL’s Cecily Strong is 37.

Seth Green is 47. Co-creator of “Robot Chicken”. He’s also Scott Evil in the “Austin Powers” movies, Oz on “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”, AND the voice of Chris on “Family Guy”.

Wrestler Big Show is 49. WWE Superstar AND Captain Insane-O in “Waterboy”.

Former NBA star Alonzo Mourning is 51.

Stephanie Courtney is 51. Flo from the Progressive insurance commercials.

Motley Crue’s lead singer Vince Neil is 60.

NHL Hall of Famer Dino Ciccarelli is 61.

Author John Grisham is 66.

Anaheim Angels manager Joe Maddon is 67.

Actress Mary Steenburgen is 68. She’s Ted Danson’s wife.

Creed from the office, real name Creed Bratton, is 78.

Former new anchor Ted Koppel is 81.

Superstar composer John Williams is 89. Mega-composer: “Star Wars”, “Harry Potter”, “Indiana Jones”, “E.T.”, “Close Encounters of the Third Kind”, “Jaws”, “Superman”, “Jurassic Park”, “Schindler’s List”, and “Memoirs of a Geisha”.

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Bridgette Kerkove

Today’s birthday girl has been quite naughty in 493 fine films…including:

– 18 and Confused 2

– Barnyard Perversions

– Big Boob Buffet

– Booty Duty 8 and 9

– Captain Mongo’s Porno Playhouse

– Frosty The Snow Ho

– Hot Bods And Tail Pipe 7 and 9

– And who could forget her role in 2007’s Three’s Humpany

Bridgette Kerkove is 44 years old today.

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Whether you like TOM BRADY or not, Super Bowl 55 was the first time in history that the last two quarterbacks to win a Super Bowl were facing off against each other.  It was also a possible aging legend passing the torch to an heir apparent. So how did it all pan out? Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers easily defeated the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.  The Chiefs really started to unravel one minute before halftime, when they let the Bucs march down the field and score their third touchdown.  That put the score at 21-6 . . . and the Chiefs were never able to close the gap. No one scored in the fourth, and Kansas City didn’t get into the endzone all game. Brady finished with 201 yards, completing 21 of his 29 passes.  He had three touchdowns and 0 interceptions.  Mahomes had 270 yards on 26-of-49 passing, with no touchdowns and two picks. Brady was named the Super Bowl MVP for the fifth time.  This was his seventh Super Bowl win in 10 tries, and he now has more titles than any one FRANCHISE.  By the way, Brady will turn 44 in August, but he’s already said that he’s coming back.  As has Gronkowski.  And if you think he’s a long-shot to repeat at this stage in his career . . . that’s fair . . . but I wouldn’t bet against him.

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers was named the 2020 NFL MVP on Saturday, marking the third time in his career he has won the prestigious award. Rodgers beat out  Bills quarterback Josh Allen and  Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes to earn the honor. The 37-year-old veteran is now the sixth player in NFL history to win the MVP award at least three times, joining Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, Brett Favre, Peyton Manning and Tom Brady.

The 2021 Pro Football Hall of Fame class was announced over the weekend.   Peyton Manning, Charles Woodson, Calvin Johnson, and John Lynch were all announced as members entering the 2021 Hall.  The 5 players added as part of the modern era committee were joined by former Cowboys receiver Drew Pearson voted in as a senior inductee.  If you have seen the Coors Light commercials talking about Tom Flores and why he isn’t in the Hall of Fame…well….Coors may have to change those ads.  He was inducted in this weekend as well.

Chiefs head coach Andy Reid spoke for the first time publicly about his son’s auto accident that left a 5-year-old girl in critical condition, saying Sunday, “My heart bleeds for everybody involved in that.” Reid’s son Britt, the Chiefs’ outside linebackers coach, was involved in the three-car crash on Thursday night in Kansas City. He did not travel with the Chiefs to Tampa, Florida, for the Super Bowl. Britt acknowledged to police he was driving the vehicle that collided with two other cars, including the one with the 5-year-old inside. The police report said the driver of the vehicle suffered non-life-threatening injuries and was being investigated for possible impairment. An officer said his eyes were bloodshot and that the officer smelled “a moderate odor of alcoholic beverages.” The statement went on to say Reid told the officer that he had two to three drinks and that he also took prescription Adderall.

With the cancellation of many NHL games because of a COVID outbreak, there are some teams that are adjusting their schedules.  For example, the Blues were supposed to play the Avalanche and the Wild, but unfortunately, those games were postponed.  Well, the Coyotes were already in town…so lets play them again ya know?  On Saturday, unfortunately for the Blues, Arizona picked up the 3-1 win.  Tonight the two teams are back on the ice at Enterprise.  Puck drop is scheduled for 7PM.  The team will be without Robert Thomas for a bit who has a broken thumb.  However, some good news, Robert Bortuzzo has been activated from IR.

Starting pitcher Trevor Bauer chose the  Dodgers over the Mets in one of Major League Baseball offseason’s biggest moves, signing a three-year, $102 million contract with the defending World Series champions.  Before the announcement, links selling Mets merchandise appeared on Bauer’s website. One reporter said that some Internet sleuths started seeing some strange stuff popping up on Bauer’s personal site—a signed Mets hat giveaway, a reference to New York, and a lot more. There was also a signed Dodgers hat…but Mets fans were buzzing about the possibility Bauer would join the franchise. Bauer ended up announcing his move to L.A. on Friday. Two days later, he issued a lengthy apology to Mets fans with promises to donate tens of thousands of dollars to New York-based charities.

ESPN announced veteran reporter Pedro Gomez died Sunday. The 58-year-old was a fixture across various ESPN programs, most regularly appearing on SportsCenter to deliver on-site reporting or an interview with a star athlete. Gomez joined ESPN in 2003.

The man known for beating Muhammad Ali for the heavyweight boxing championship has died. Leon Spinks passed away at the age of 67 on Friday night. His publicist said Spinks had been fighting prostate and other cancers for 5 years. A statement said, “Leon fought his battle with numerous illnesses resiliently, never losing his trademark smile. Showing true Spinks determination, he never threw in the towel.” Spinks won an Olympic boxing gold medal in 1976. In only his eighth professional fight, Spinks defeated heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. It was one of the biggest boxing upsets ever. Ali would reclaim the title seven months later.

And finally – 18th ranked Mizzou took touchdown 10th ranked Alabama on Saturday.  Final score was 68-65.  Their next game is on the road on Wednesday against Mississippi.  12th ranked Illinois beat #19 Wisconsin on Saturday.  Their next test is a big one against 4th ranked Michigan.  And SLU finally got a win since returning from their COVID shutdown.  They beat St Bonaventure 70-59.  Their next game is Wednesday against Rhode Island.