Mega Millions Jackpot Soars Past $600 Million, Now Fifth-Largest in History – LINK
A woman in Mississippi claims her daughter found a CIGARETTE in her Burger King chicken fries last month. If you’re wondering, the cigarette was a Seneca Menthol. A rep for Burger King says they’re looking into it. (Full Story)
Rattlesnake Bite Victim Handed A Hospital Bill So Massive It Seems Like A Joke (It Wasn’t) – LINK
Someone stole $22,000 from a strip club in Rhode Island on Monday, and all of it was in $1 bills. It sounds like it was an inside job . . . the robber “seemed familiar” with the club and the safe. (Full Story)
Apparently, Hollywood and the various streaming services haven't heard how bad the
economy is, because movie stars are still getting MASSIVE payouts. Tom Cruise is
projected to earn $100 million for Top Gun: Maverick alone. Of course that also
includes profit participation and all those other perks. But check out what these other
stars are getting paid for their upcoming movies:
1. Will Smith, Emancipation . . $35 million. (Apple TV+)
2. Leonardo DiCaprio, Killers of the Flower Moon. . . $30 million. (Apple TV+)
3. Brad Pitt, Untitled Formula 1 Drama . . . $30 million. (Apple TV+)
4. Dwayne Johnson, Black Adam. . . $22.5 million. (Theatrical)
5. Will Ferrell and Ryan Reynolds,Spirited. . . $20 million each. (Apple TV+)
6. Chris Hemsworth, Extraction 2. . . $20 million. (Netflix)
7. Vin Diesel, Fast X. . . $20 million. (Theatrical)
8. Tom Hardy, Venom 3. . . $20 million. (Theatrical)
9. Joaquin Phoenix, Joker 2. . . $20 million. (Theatrical)
10. Denzel Washington, The Equalizer 3. . . $20 million. (Theatrical)
Further down the list, Jason Momoa is getting $15 million for Aquaman 2& . Eddie
Murphy is getting the same for a fourth Beverly Hills Cop. Ryan Gosling and Margot
Robbie are earning $12.5 million apiece for Barbie . . . and Netflix is paying Millie
Bobby Brown $10 million for another Enola Holmes movie.
Now on the other side of things…lets talk TV. You want an A-list actor in your TV
series? Well, get ready to pay up. Here is a list of actors who get paid $1 million per
1. Kevin Costner on Yellowstone ($1.3 million)
2. Mahershala Ali on The Pilot ($1.3 million)
3. Elisabeth Moss on The Shining Girls ($1.1 million)
4. Michael Keaton on Dopesick
5. Harrison Ford on 1923
6. Helen Mirren on 1923
7. Will Ferrell onThe Shrink Next Door
8. Paul Rudd on The Shrink Next Door
9. Sylvester Stallone on Tulsa King
10. Jason Sudeikis on Ted Lasso
Not everything on Netflix will be available on the new, ad-supported version when it
launches in 2023. But the CEO says the vast majority of it will, and they’re working
with various studios to clear additional content. So Netflix-created shows like Stranger
Things and Squid Game will still be included. The CEO of Netflix says the & vast
majority; of what Netflix offers will be available, and they are in conversations with the
various studios on content that isn’t cleared yet.
A bunch of trailers on the blog for you guys to check out. The trailer for the Game of
Thrones spinoff series, House of the Dragon, just debuted online! Not much is known
about the new series, apart from HBO’s logline, which reads: Based on George R.R.
Martin’s “Fire & Blood,” the series, set 200 years before the events of “Game of
Thrones,” tells the story of House Targaryen. The show is set to debut on Sunday
August 21 and will be available to stream on HBO Max
Universal Pictures has released the first official trailer for Halloween Ends. The
upcoming slasher will pick up where 2021 Halloween Kills left off, with Jamie Lee
Curtis continuing her personal fight against Michael Myers. The one-minute trailer
shows Laurie and Michael violently facing off against each other, with the latter also
haunting the other residents of Haddonfield. It also plays into the nostalgia of the
beloved franchise, with scenes from the older films being weaved into the recent trilogy.
Halloween Ends will mark the third and final film in the Halloween franchise’s latest
trilogy, following Halloween Kills and 2018’s Halloween. They serve as a direct
continuation of the original 1978 film, and is set 40 years after Laurie survived Michael&’s
first attack. Halloween Ends hits theaters October 14. The trailer is on the blog
A three-part docuseries detailing the catastrophic events of Woodstock ’99 is set to
arrive on Netflix next month. Clusterf*ck: Woodstock ’99 will feature several accounts
from the 30th anniversary of the legendary music festival, which took place over the
course of three days in Bethel, NY in 1969. The docuseries will consist of home videos
of performances, as well as footage of the chaos unfolding. Viewers can also look
forward to seeing and eyewitness interviews from festival staffers, performers, and
attendees. Korn’s Jonathan Davis, Jewel, Fatboy Slim, Bush’s Gavin Rossdale, and the
late Woodstock organizer Michael Lang, will all give interviews throughout the
docuseries. It hits NETFLIX on 8/3.
To commemorate 25 years of the animated series all while pushing the boundaries of
network television, South Park is going on tour for the newly announced “South Park:
The 25th Anniversary Experience.” The five-city tour is being touted as “an immersive,
traveling exhibit showcasing props, memorabilia, artwork, collectibles and never-before-
seen scripts, storyboards concept art & more.” Nothing in STL but you can travel to see
the exhibit in NYC, Chicago, Red Rocks, Denver, or Los Angeles. The Red Rocks event
will also coincide with a 25th Anniversary Concert featuring Primus and Ween as well as
appearances by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone
Wanna hear new Slipknot music? Slipknot have announced their seventh studio album,
‘The End, So Far’ with the release of a fresh new single, ‘The Dying Song (Time To
Vinyl seems to be selling quite well these days, especially if you’re Harry Styles. On a
list of the Top 50 best-selling vinyl albums of the year (so far), he ranks #1. No shocker
there, but Harry’s House is actually the only record in the Top 10 that came out this
year. So let’s take a look at who did make the list and how many copies they sold:
1. Harry’s House, Harry Styles: 294,000
2. Sour Olivia Rodrigo: 165,000
3. Good Kid M.A.A.D City, Kendrick Lamar: 129,000
4. Rumours, Fleetwood Mac: 126,000
5. Call Me If You Get Lost, Tyler the Creator: 98,000
6. Nevermind, Nirvana: 87,000
7. Abbey Road, The Beatles: 84,000
8. Purple Rain, Prince: 80,000
9. Awaken My Love, Childish Gambino: 79,000
10. Folklore, Taylor Swift: 79,000
Here are some highlights from the rest of the list:
13. Happier Than Ever, Billie Eilish: 77,000
15. Dark Side of the Moon, Pink Floyd: 73,000
28. Thriller, Michael Jackson: 51,000
41. The Encanto soundtrack: 41,000
42. Led Zeppelin 4, Led Zeppelin: 40,000
44. Guardians of the Galaxy: Awesome Mix Volume 1, Various Artists: 40,000
Journey celebrates their 50th anniversary next year with guitarist Neal Schon hoping for
a big stadium tour to celebrate. But will that celebration include original vocalist Steve
Perry? Talking about the likelihood of the return of Perry and original keyboardist Greg
Rolie, Schon said You know, I think that those two guys were a big part of the band
and I think if [it] permits – the city permits – the fans would overall love it. Schon recently
said that he and Perry are talking and getting to know each other again but added that
they are not trying to get together musically again. The guitarist did say that if a 50th-
anniversary tour happens, he’d love for Carlos Santana, Journey&’s tourmate in the early
days, to hit the road with them.
Believe it or not – we had this story on this morning show about 6 years ago. And now
– it’s 2022 and we are STILL talking about this… Alicia Silverstone has some unique
ideas on parenting. Example….her and her 11-year-old son Bear still sleep together.
She also admitted that she rarely used diapers when she potty-trained him. She just
watched for his cues that he had to go. She called the process elimination
communication. Two years ago, when Bear was 9, Alicia admitted she was still taking
baths with him. She also breastfed him longer than is typical, has never had him
vaccinated for anything, and doesn’t give him over-the-counter meds. Oh, and there
was that video from a decade ago, where she was pre-chewing Bear’s food, then
feeding him directly from her mouth.
And finally — Slate.com put together a list of the 50 Greatest Fictional Deaths of All
Time, encompassing movies, TV, literature, music, comics, and even video games.
Here are some of the highlights, in chronological order:
1. Macbeth, in Shakespeare's play Macbeth . . 1606.
2. Fantine, in the musical Les Miserables. . . 1862
3. Sherlock Holmes, in the novel The Final Problem. . . 1893.
4. The Wicked Witch of the West, in the movie The Wizard of Oz. . . 1939
5. Marion Crane, in the movie Psycho. . . 1960.
6. Ben Parker, in the comic book Amazing Fantasy #15 . . . 1962. That’s Peter
Parker’s Uncle Ben . . . whose death was a landmark moment in the Spider-Man story.
7. Henry Blake, on the TV series M*A*S*H. . . 1975.
8. Pac-Man, in the VIDEO GAME Pac-Man. . . 1980.
9. Mr. Hooper, on the TV show Sesame Street. . . 1983.
10. Radio Raheem in the movie Do the Right Thing. . . 1989.
11. Andy Lippincott, in the comic strip Doonesbury. . . 1990.
12. Thelma and Louise, in the movie Thelma & Louise. . . 1991.
13. Jack Twist, in the short story Brokeback Mountain. . . 1997.
14. Earl, in the song Goodbye Earl, by The Chicks. . 2000.
15. Wallace, on the TV show The Wire. . . 2002.
16. Ellie, in the movie Up. . . 2009.
17. Howard Ratner, in the movie Uncut Gems. . . 2019. (LINK)
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Josh Hartnett is 44
Damian “Junior Gong” Marley is 44. Bob Marley’s youngest son.
Doug from the Hangover movies, Justin Bartha is 44. He was also Nicolas Cage’s sidekick Riley in the “National Treasure” movies.
Ali Landry is 49. Miss USA 1996 and star of the old Doritos commercials. She kicked Mario Lopez to the curb just two weeks into their marriage after she found out he’d cheated on her at his bachelor party . . . the night before their wedding.
Emerson Hart is 53. Lead singer from Tonic
Comedian Jon Lovitz is 65.
Singer Cat Stevens is 74.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 621 fine films, including:
– 3, 4 and More
– Baby Do Not Hurt Me
– Big Butt Wedding Day
– The Butt Babes Of Budapest
– Oversized Boobies 2
– Pleasures of the Flesh 8
– Welcome to Footville 1
– And who can forget her role in 2003’s Double Parked 4: Loading Zone
Simony Diamond is 39 years old!
The Cardinals do not get the second half of their season started until a game against the Reds
yesterday, but last night at the ESPYs, Albert Pujols was honored in a cool little piece. He was
honored with the Muhammad Ali Sports Humanitarian award. The video package they put
together is on the blog – but here is a bit of his speech from last night’s event.
What does Buster Olney – baseball analyst galore – think about the chances of Juan
Soto coming to the Cardinals? Well – he thinks it’s a REAL possibility (AUDIO)
Speaking of trades…on the hockey side of things…looks like Matthew Tkachuk is OUT
in Calgary. And…it looks like St. Louis is on his lists of places he would go. Here is
Jeremy Rutherford from The Athletic breaking the news ((AUDIO)). Before you get your
hopes up – the Blues APPARENTLY did already offer a trade for Tkachuk. They were
ready to send Jordan Kyrou and Torey Krug and a first round pick to Calgary for
Tkachuk. And APPARENTLY – that trade was denied. So, now, we wait and see
where he lands.
Going back to the ESPYS last night – and since last night there were no professional
sports you’re getting the recap….here are some highlights of folks that won.
Best Championship Performance: Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Best Athlete, Women’s Sports: Katie Ledecky
Best Athlete, Men’s Sports: Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
Best Record-Breaking Performance: Steph Curry most 3-pointers made in NBA history
Best Team: Golden State Warriors
Best MLB Player: Shohei Ohtani, Los Angeles Angels
Best NBA Player: Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Best WNBA Player: Candace Parker, Chicago Sky
Best NFL Player: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers
Best NHL Player: Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers
Best Athlete, Men’s Golf: Justin Thomas
Best Bowler: Kyle Troup
Dick Vitale was given the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance last night at the ESPYs.
Dick is 83 and has been with ESPN since 1979. Dick did the introduction 30 years ago
when Jimmy V gave his unforgettably courageous Don’t give up. Don’t ever give up
speech. Dick recently had his own battle with cancer. Here’s what he said during his
20 minute speech.
Philadelphia 76ers free agent star James Harden is returning to the franchise on a new
two-year, $68.6 million contract, including a player option for the 2023-24 season. The
deal guarantees Harden $33 million for next season and the opportunity to decline his
$35.6 million player option and negotiate another free agent deal next summer. Harden,
who turns 33 next month, averaged 22 points and 10.3 assists across 65 games with
the Nets and Sixers.
NASCAR is hosting a street race in Chicago on July 2nd, 2023. The race in and around
Grant Park will mark the first time the NASCAR Cup Series will compete on the streets
of a major American city. Turns 4 and 5 of the 12-turn course will run near Soldier Field.
The city’s Mayor Lightfoot said Chicago’s streets are as iconic as our skyline and our
reputation as a world-class sports city is indisputable. I am thrilled to welcome our
partners at NASCAR to Chicago for an event that will attract thousands of people to our
And finally — Felice Herrig, currently of the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship,
joined OnlyFans, where she is selling photos of her feet on the exclusive content site. The
income she rakes in from OnlyFans has allowed her to have a more flexible fight
schedule. Herrig, who also sells her used socks for $150, is going all-in on the business,
as her OnlyFans profile currently states, “If you’re a sucker for pretty feet – you’ve come to
the right place.” Herrig (14-10 MMA, 5-5 UFC) announced her MMA retirement last month
after losing to at UFC Vegas 56