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Florida man admits to lighting firecrackers under a child’s bed. He said it was a prank gone wrong – MyFox8

A Florida man told Sheriff’s deputies that he threw firecrackers under the bed of a sleeping 9-year-old girl in a “prank gone wrong,” according to a post on the Okaloosa Sheriff’s Office Facebook page.

Matthew Morrison, 44, of Crestview, Florida, was arrested Saturday after deputies responded to a home after the explosion woke the little girl.

The owner of the house where this happened told the Sheriff’s office that Morrison lives in a tent outside the house and came inside without permission, according to the Sheriff’s Office Facebook post. The homeowner told responding deputies he chased Morrison out of his house with a stick after the explosion.

Brussels Ferry reopens in Grafton as river towns recover from flooding – Fox2Now

Prop money being passed around Franklin County, sheriff says – Fox2Now

The are so many traumatic calls in St. Louis, paramedics are quitting their jobs – KSDK

Another Ice Cream Licker Has Been Arrested – KTBS

Instagram Will Now Warn You If You’re About to Leave a Mean Comment – CNBC

Help Raise $1 Million for Charity by Sharing #SomethingGood On Social Media – HuffPo

IVF ‘mix up’: US couple say they gave birth to wrong children – BBC

A New Pill Will Immediately Sober You Up If You Get Too High – MLive

A Family Brawl Broke Out at Mickey’s Toontown at Disneyland – KTLA

A Guy Steps on People’s Pizzas While Walking on Tables, and the Customers Fight Him – FoxNews

You guys know the Broadway musical Annie right? Martin Charnin is the conceiver, director and lyricist of the musical Annie…or WAS… he has died at the age of 84 three days after suffering a heart attack.

Kevin Spacey may have caught a huge break in his sexual assault case. Remember the missing cell phone? The unnamed young man accusing him of sexual assault when he was 18 invoked the Fifth Amendment and refused to answer questions about that missing cell phone that is said to contain key evidence in the case. The family and the young man had been ordered to track down the phone and present it to court on Monday. It contained text messages between the accuser and his girlfriend at the time, detailing the events in the early hours of July 8th, 2016. While he sent screenshots of some texts to police, Spacey’s legal team says he deleted other messages, and they demanded the phone for a full forensic review.  “Your honor, we could not locate the phone,” said the family attorney at the start of the hearing. Last week, the accuser all the sudden dropped his civil suit against Spacey, and yesterday’s hearing was scheduled before the criminal case is set to be heard.  Called to the witness stand, the accuser said he did not alter or delete evidence on the phone. But when Spacey’s lawyer Alan Jackson told him it would be a felony if he did, the court took a break. Back on the stand, he said he would invoke his right against self-incrimination and remain silent.  “This entire case is completely compromised. He is the sole witness,” Jackson said. “This case needs to be dismissed and I believe it needs to be dismissed today.” Judge Barrett seemed to agree, but put off the decision. “It might be dismissed for the reasons indicated but it’s not going to happen today.” Meanwhile, Scotland Yard is turning up the heat on Spacey, according to reports. British officers questioned the actor about six alleged assaults that took place between 1996 and 2013. Police released a statement, saying:“He was not arrested. Inquiries are ongoing.” In all, 20 men have accused Spacey of misconduct during his stint of artistic director of London’s Old Vic.  Spacey, 59, has pleaded not guilty to indecent assault and battery.

Every now and then the Internet lies . . . last week, the “New York Post” said ANDERSON COOPER would be inheriting MOST of his mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s estate, which was estimated to be around $200 million. It’s still true that he’s inheriting the bulk of the estate . . . but Gloria wasn’t worth anywhere NEAR $200 million when she died.  Now, the “Post” says she had less than $1.5 million to pass down to Anderson.  Plus, the Manhattan apartment that his oldest brother is getting. So where did the money go?  The “Post” says she “spent lavishly on philanthropic and personal pursuits . . . sued her lawyer and psychiatrist in 1993 for stealing millions of dollars . . . and had to sell two homes in the 1990s to cover back taxes.”

Netflix says that 40.7 million people have watched at least some of “Stranger Things 3” between its premiere on July 4th and Sunday.  No other Netflix show has amassed that kind of viewership in its first four days.  Some 18.2 million of those people have already finished the season.   Also, Stranger Things: Soundtrack from the Netflix Original Series, Season 3, is available now on CD and digital formats, as well as in an FYE-exclusive cassette version. 15 classics by legendary acts including The WhoHoward JonesThe Pointer SistersMadonnaForeignerThe CarsWham! and “Weird Al” Yankovic, the 1980s-loving album features the debut of an original cast recording of Limahl’s “Never Ending Story” sung by stars Gaten Matarazzo (Dustin) and Gabriella Pizzolo (Suzie).

If you are still trying to wrap your head around CHRIS ROCK doing the new “Saw” movie, dig this:  SAMUEL L. JACKSON just joined the cast.

Rock is playing a detective trying to solve the crimes, and Sam is playing his DAD. Chris Rock actually came up with the idea for this movie, and he’s producing along with James Wan, who did the og back in 2004.It’s being directed by the guy (Darren Lynn Bousman) who also did the second, third, and fourth installments.

Kinda cool here Vin Diesel released a video talking about “Fast & Furious 9”. Mentioning all his good friends that are in the film  

Everyone loves Forky from “Toy Story 4”, right?  There’s only one problem:  He’s potentially DANGEROUS to your child. Disney has recalled the Forky 11-inch plush toy, because his plastic googly eyes can detach and pose a choking hazard. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission says parents should immediately take it from their kids and return it for a full refund. 

Netflix has lined up possibly its most star-studded film to yet. Deadpool‘s Ryan Reynolds will be joining Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot and  Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson for the 2020 action-thriller Red Notice. It will be a globe-trotting heist thriller, combining action with comedy. Ms. Gadot is apparently playing a mysterious figure in the art world. No real info on what the dudes will be doing. The film will be directed by (Rawson Marshall Thurber), who was behind Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story, We’re the Millers and Skyscraper.

JOHN TURTURRO’s “Big Lebowski” spin-off is on the way.  Turturro wrote and directed “The Jesus Rolls” . . . which sees the return of his “Lebowski” character, Jesus Quintana.  And it’s hitting theaters in early 2020. John says, quote, “It feels like a good time to release a transgressive film about the stupidity of men who try and fail and try better to understand and penetrate the mystery of women.” The movie also stars  Jon Hamm, Susan Sarandon, and Pete Davidson. 

30 years and 2 sequels later a reboot of Look Who’s Talking (which starred Kirstie Alley and John Travolta) is in the works, with The Wedding Ringer’s Jeremy Garelick set to write and direct.  Still early stages and not sure the exact story line yet.

You know what they say: hell hath no fury like butthurt fan boys. The Game of Thrones ending upset a number of people who have been very very vocal. Did the final six or so hours really tarnish this entire legacy of the show itself?  Here we are almost 2 months after the final episode someone is so hurt that butthurt Game of Thrones fans have mobilized in upvoting a post so much that it becomes the first thing you see when you Google the term “bad writers”. The entire first page of Google results for “bad writers” includes a mention of the Game of Thrones writers David Benioff and D.B. Weiss. Thankfully, they’re now headed over to the Star Wars universe, which is known for having totally reasonable and level-headed fans. Totally and completely reasonable.

The most streamed album by any group EVER is . . . “Blurryface” by 21 PILOTS.  It’s been streamed more than 3.5 BILLION times on Spotify alone since it came out in 2015. “Stressed Out” is the most popular track, with a billion streams on its own.  “Not Today” has the least, with a mere 86 million. As far as actual sales go, “Blurryface” is “only” four times Platinum, meaning it’s sold four million copies.

I have the first trailer for Angelina Jolie in Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. It is in theaters on October 18. Video on the blog and also the trailer for Judy the story of Judy Garland with Renee Zellwegger is on the blog.

Chuck Norris has a new show on the History Channel called “Chuck Norris’s Epic Guide to Military Vehicles”.  And the promo is exactly what you’d expect

Tonight is the series premiere of “Love Island”.  A reality competition where a group of 11 singles share a tropical island and anyone who’s not coupled up is at risk of being kicked off the island. Check your local listings but I THINK it’s on the PUNCH YOURSELF IN THE FACE network.

BIRTHDAYS

Fred Savage is 43

Jack White is 44

Courtney Love is 55

Kevin Nash is 60.  Pro wrestler-turned-actor.  Tarzan in the “Magic Mike” movies. . . . and he was Super Shredder in the second “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” movie back in 1991.

Kelly McGillis is 62.  Tom Cruise’s flight instructor in “Top Gun”

Tom Hanks is 63.

Jimmy Smits is 64

John Tesh is 67

Brian Dennehy is 81“Cocoon” . . . and Farley’s dad in “Tommy Boy” 

Today’s BURTON BIRTHDAY OF THE DAY…you can try and take a stab and getting him something good for his birthday…I’m sure it’s gonna be a killer of a time.  Just make sure that you are the one who slices his birthday cake….OJ Simpson turns 72 years young today. 

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PORNO BIRTHDAY

JEANNIE PEPPER

Today’s birthday girl has been on her back more than a fainting goat in 231 fine films including:

  • Hood Rats Volume 1
  • Sherlock Homie
  • Chocolate Factory
  • 50 Year Old Freaks
  • Backing In
  • That Ole Bitch
  • And who could forget…her unforgettable role in….You Betta Get Dat Ole Ass.

JEANNIE PEPPER is 61 YEARS OLD

Fun fact – And I say this trivia fact every year – yesterday was one of the only two days in sports where there are ZERO games in the four “major sports.”  The day before and after the baseball All-Star game each year has none of the four major sports in play.  However…there was the Home Run Derby. 

The New York Mets’ Pete Alonso won the All-Star Home Run Derby last night in Cleveland, outlasting fellow rookie Vladimir Guerrero Jr.of the Toronto Blue Jays 23-22 in the competition’s final round. Even though he lost, Guerrero had an historic night, hitting a Derby record 91 homers, many of them in an epic semifinal against the Los Angeles Dodgers’ Joc Pederson. Alonso will donate 10 percent of his $1 million prize money to charity, half to the Wounded Warrior Project and half to the Tunnel to Towers Foundation.

Coco Gauff’s Cinderella run at Wimbledon came to an end in the fourth round yesterday as the 15-year-old American fell to seventh-seeded Simona Halep in straight sets. Despite her loss, Gauff got a big ovation from the spectators, who showed their appreciation for the youngest qualifier at Wimbledon in the professional era and youngest to make it to Week 2 since 1991. Other winners yesterday, who will advance to the quarterfinals, included Serena Williams, Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and American Sam Querrey.

One side effect of the St. Louis Blues Stanley Cup victory is increased interested in the sport and that includes area girls. On Saturday, the St. Louis Lady Cyclones are hosting a “Girls Try Hockey for Free” event. It’s a way for girls to test out the sport on the ice without buying all the gear up front. The event is Saturday, July 13, 2019, at the St. Louis Ice Zone at The Mills. Equipment fitting starts at 9:45 a.m. and skating runs from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. You need to register for the event if you wish to participate. You can do that on the Lady Cyclone’s website. Next Saturday’s event is open to girls ages 4 to 15. All the equipment except skates is provided and complimentary skate rental is available on site. Players can keep the equipment if they sign up for a learning session which cost $166.

When mentioned this briefly yesterday….After recently agreeing to trade away MVP candidate Paul George, the Thunder are now “receptive toward trade calls” for Russell Westbrook. Oklahoma City reached this decision after talking with Westbrook and his agent, but with so many teams across the league having frozen salaries because of free agency, this time of the year might be hard to move Westbrook and his monster contract. Apparently, the Heat have expressed interest in the 2017 MVP and Westbrook finds the idea of a possible move to Miami appealing.

On Thursday, the body of a marathon runner was found in a shallow part of the Los Angeles river. Deadspin reports that 70-year-old Frank Meza was an avid runner who had repeatedly been suspected of cheating in various marathons. He had his time disqualified by officials with the L.A. Marathon because video appeared to show him coming out of nowhere from the side of the race track. He was also disqualified from the California International Marathon two times for cheating before being banned altogether from participating in the race. Meza denied all charges and had planned to run in the L.A. Marathon next year. Police say that drowning is not suspected but they are looking into the possibility of suicide.

An Ethiopian distance runner experienced the thrill of victory last weekend at a meet, an experience he immediately chased with defeat. The runner was leading the 5000-meter field into what he believed to be the finish when he celebrated what he thought was a victory. Despite the bell for the last lap clanging right in his face, he veered off and waved to the crowd before realizing in horror that he’d committed a grave error. By the time he figured out what he’d done, it was too late.  The man who led most of the race and celebrated one lap short…ended up finishing tenth, nine seconds behind the winner.