DUI: THOMAS COURTNEY TELLS POLICE HE’S “IN HIS BED” WHEN FOUND ASLEEP BEHIND THE WHEEL IN TRAFFIC – ScoopNash
61% of Men Have Cut Their Junk While Grooming – PRNewswire
More Women Than Ever Are Shaving Their Faces – WSJ
Would You Be Interested in an Open Relationship? A Huge Number of Americans Say Yes – YouGov
Would You Rather See Someone’s Butt Than Their Face in Online Dating? – PRNewswire
Peloton safety: US regulators warn against using treadmill near children – BBC
Man gets nail propelled into eyelid while mowing lawn – NYPost
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— Sada (@Evi3Zamora) April 15, 2021
A Man Named Happy Rescues His Wife From a Rabid Bobcat Attack
Actor FELIX SILLA died Friday after a battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 84 years old. Felix was a little person, and was best known for playing Cousin Itt on “The Addams Family” TV series in the ’60s . . . but not in the movies in the 1990s. Itt was the little guy who was covered head-to-toe in hair, and spoke gibberish. From 1979 to 1981, he played Twiki, the little robot, on “Buck Rogers in the 25th Century”. He was also a hang-gliding Ewok in the third “Star Wars” movie “Return of the Jedi”, and he did stunts in films including “E.T.”, “Poltergiest”, and “Batman Returns”. Silla’s Cousin Itt costume was originally made out of real hair, but producers were worried he’d go up in flames because everyone on the set smoked, and they were always dropping their butts on the ground. So they changed it to synthetic hair.
Bad Boy rapper BLACK ROB died Saturday at an Atlanta hospital. He was 51. There’s no word yet on the cause of death, but Rob had suffered a series of strokes since 2015. He was also apparently homeless and dealing with kidney failure. Black Rob is best known for his hit song “Whoa!” in 2000.
Actress HELEN MCCRORY from the popular British series “Peaky Blinders”, died of cancer. She was only 52. Helen also played Narcissa Malfoy, mother of Draco, in the “Harry Potter” movies.
MARK and DONNIE WAHLBERG announced the passing of their mother ALMA yesterday. She was 78 years old. Alma had NINE kids, and was featured heavily on the family reality series “Wahlburgers”. (TMZ)
Former “Survivor” contestant SUNDAY BURQUEST died after a battle with cancer. She was 50 years old. Sunday appeared on the 33rd season, “Millennials vs. Gen X”, in 2016. She came in 7t
This seems like something only TAYLOR SWIFT could do in 2021: The re-recorded version of her 2008 album “Fearless” not only debuts at the top of the Billboard 200, it also had the biggest sales week of any album so far this year. It sold 291,000 copies . . . It’s Taylor’s NINTH #1 album. The new version is the only re-recording of a previously released album to hit #1. It also makes Taylor the first woman with three new #1 albums in less than a year . . . and she has three of the top 5-selling albums of 2021. The original “Fearless” also debuted at #1 on November 29th of 2008 . . . and it spent 11 nonconsecutive weeks there. In other chart action, “The Best of DMX” jumped from #73 to #2 after his death. It’s his highest-charting album.
On Friday we mentioned Chrissy Tiegen has made a triumphant return to social media. Katy Perry shockingly discovered it to be gross and toxic. So Scott made a good point in that we should check in the Britney Spears
Fox Sports’ play-by-play commentator Joe Buck…has been the voice of the World Series for Fox since the 1996 World Series, and has also called multiple NFL Super Bowls on the network since 2002. BUT you love him or you hate him and am I right? Mr Buck will take a turn as guest host of “Jeopardy!” this summer, and many fans of the long-running game show are most definitely not thrilled. While many are asking Who is Joe Buck?, or gimme Lavar Burton. Others include CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, Dr. Oz Mehmet, Katie Couric, Ken Jennings, “60 Minutes” veteran Bill Whitaker, former contestant Buzzy Cohen, Mayim Bialik, “Today” co-anchor Savannah Guthrie and CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta. A huge fan group is pushing hard for LeVar Burton to take the reins permanently, even starting a petition to drive the point home to Sony suits. But reaction to the possibility of Buck as a permanent host of “Jeopardy!” was pretty mixed. Or, to be more specific, not so great. “Just when things seemed to be at their darkest, it was announced today that America’s most punchable face, Joe Buck would be hosting Jeopardy this summer with a chance to become the permanent host,” wrote TheSportsMemery.com. And that’s just the tip of the freezing cold iceberg.
You’d think that a frozen yogurt place would be THRILLED if you took a break from your diet . . . but DEMI LOVATO is upset at a shop in L.A. called The Bigg Chill for being TOO diet-friendly. Demi went to the shop this weekend, and saw that they were featuring a lot of healthier options. She said that “triggered” her . . . apparently because it made her feel guilty about wanting something more indulgent. She called them out on Instagram, saying, quote, “[I’m] finding it extremely hard to order [when] you have to walk past tons of sugar-free cookies and other diet foods before you get to the counter. Do better please. “[This] not only enables, but praises disordered eating . . . #DietCultureVultures.” It’s a little confusing, but basically, she’s saying that by shoving healthy options in front of people’s faces, you’re making them feel bad for wanting a treat . . . and that people with eating disorders can be extra sensitive to that. The shop says they’re just trying to cater to everyone . . . people who want to indulge AND people who are cutting back. But Demi isn’t satisfied. She said they’re not wrong for catering to different needs, but she stands by her criticism. She said, quote, “It’s about not excluding one demographic to cater to others.”
It’s incredible . . . “NCIS” is still TV’s most watched drama series . . . regularly drawing more than 12 million viewers per episode. But there was some debate as to whether CBS would continue the show beyond this season, mostly because MARK HARMON was thinking about moving on. After all, he’s played the role of NCIS Special Agent Jethro Gibbs since 2003 on “JAG”. However, it’s now official: It WILL be back for a 19th season . . . WITH Harmon. That said, he may not be a full-time cast member going forward. The “Hollywood Reporter” says that his deal may only include “a limited number of episodes.”
This is NOT official yet, but YVETTE NICOLE BROWN thinks a “Community” reunion movie WILL happen. She says, quote, “We have a reunion every morning. We have a group text that is popping. We joke and laugh with each other randomly . . . we always check in with each other daily. “The movie? I think it’s coming. I don’t know when, [but] I know we all want to do it and that’s half the battle.”
When Amazon first announced that they were doing a “Lord of the Rings” show . . . it sounded like they were going BIG to make it the next “Game of Thrones”. Well, they’re sure spending big. The price tag for Season 1 just hit the Internet, and it’s $465 million. Yes, they’re spending almost half-a-BILLION on the first season. And they’re planning on doing FIVE seasons. “Game of Thrones” cost roughly $100 million per season. In the beginning, each episode cost around $6 million . . . but by the end, that budget grew to around $15 million per episode. The “Hollywood Reporter” notes that this number could include the $250 million Amazon paid for the rights to “The Lord of the Rings”. And there are start-up costs they won’t have to pay again . . . like for costumes and props.
People don’t watch award shows like they used to . . . even the Oscars has been sagging for years, including last year’s ceremony, which was the lowest-rated ever. What would it take for YOU to tune in? The producers think the answer is: LONGER acceptance speeches. In recent years, winners were allowed 45 seconds, and then the producers would start playing the music to give them the hook. But this year, the time limit will be relaxed. Director Steven Soderbergh is one of the producers this year . . . and he says, quote, “We’re giving them space. We’ve encouraged them to tell a story, and to say something personal.” He also said the ceremony will be shot like a movie, with presenters like Brad Pitt, Harrison Ford, and Halle Berry “playing themselves, or at least a version of themselves.” It’s unclear what that means.
Soderbergh was also asked what the mask policy will be . . . and he said, quote, “Masks are going to play a very important role in the story. That topic is very central to the narrative.” But again, he didn’t explain.
The first Yeezy sneakers ever worn in public by Kanye West are going on sale for over $1 million. The Nike Air Yeezy 1 Prototypes first seen at the 50th Annual Grammy Awards in 2008, will be among the most expensive sneakers ever to appear on the market, according to Sotheby’s auction house, which is organizing the sale. Described in a press release as “one of the most prized and sought-after sneakers in existence,” the shoes will be offered via private sale after going on display in Hong Kong later this month. Sotheby’s did not reveal an exact asking price, though it said it has valued the item “in excess of $1 million.” This would pass the $615,000, set at Christie’s in May 2020 by a pair of autographed Nike Air Jordan 1s worn by Michael Jordan in 1985.
PARIS HILTON’s sex tape put her on the map back in 2004. But maybe that wasn’t such a good thing, because she’s still dealing with the fallout.
STEVE URKEL made his triumphant return this weekend . . . to get high with SNOOP DOGG.They did a skit together Saturday night, for the run-up to that ridiculous boxing match between YouTube A-hole JAKE PAUL and completely unprepared MMA fighter BEN ASKREN. The fight was terrible. Askren got knocked out in the first round. Urkel . . . or, if we’re breaking the fourth wall, JALEEL WHITE. . . shared some of his new PURPLE URKLE weed with Snoop. And all was well.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TODAY
Maria Sharapova is 34. Russian tennis star. She’s gotten in trouble for wearing really short skirts and grunting loudly on the tennis court. One of her grunts was measured at 101.2 decibels . . . which is louder than a LAWNMOWER.
Comedian Ali Wong is 39. Doris on “American Housewife”.
Troy Polamalu is 40. Retired Pittsburgh Steelers superstar safety who you might know from Head and Shoulders commercials.
Hayden Christensen is 40. Anakin Skywalker in the “Star Wars” prequels.
Kate Hudson is 42. Goldie Hawn’s beautiful daughter.
James Franco is 43. Overrated?
Jesse James is 52. Heavily tattooed “Monster Garage” dude who was probably the worst mistake of Sandra Bullock’s life.
Ashley Judd is 53.
Marion “Suge” Knight is 56. Bankrupt Death Row felon. He’s locked up and serving a 28-year prison sentence for running two guys over with his truck.
Tim Curry is 75. Doctor Frank-N-Furter in “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”,
Pennywise the clown in the original “IT” . . . and the butler in “Clue”.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 129 fine films including:
– Anacondas and Lil Mamas 2
– Anal Chaos
– Cable Guy Sex 1
– Face Full of Diesel 1
– The New Whore At The Door
– Touch My Tushy 2
– And who could forget her role in 2007’s What A Wake Up Call
Michelle Avanati is 41 years old
Yesterday the Cardinals suffered a 2-0 loss to the Phillies as they ended up dropping 2 of three in Philadelphia. Tonight they are in Washington for a game against the Nationals. First pitch is scheduled for 6:05PM and Jack Flaherty gets the start.
The Blues took on the Coyotes on Saturday and lost 3-2. Another late loss game for the team put them at 19-18-6. Their next game was SUPPOSED to be on Tuesday, but because of some of the Avalanche players testing positive with COVID, that game has been postponed. The game on Thursday against Colorado is still on the schedule as planned.
It only took Jake Paul less than two minutes to win his third professional fight. 24-year-old Paul took care of Ben Askren quickly. Ben Askren, a decorated MMA fighter threw some shots that landed in the opening moments of the fight. But things changed quickly. Paul landed 9 of 26 punches in the fight, while Askren landed 3 of 14 punches. It was the last two of Paul’s punches that did the most damage. 36-year-old Askren got up and wanted to continue — but the ref waved it off, saying Askren was stumbling … and ultimately ruling Ben was just too discombobulated to continue. Does this make Jake Paul legit? And if it does…who’s next?
Yankees first baseman Jay Bruce announced he will retire after Sunday’s game against the Rays. The three-time All-Star has a .244 average with 319 homers and 951 RBIs in a career that has spanned 14 seasons, starting with the Reds in 2008. “After 14 incredible seasons, I’ve decided to make the very difficult decision to retire from baseball. All I ever wanted to be when I grew up was a baseball player, and to say that I got to live out my dream would be the understatement of a lifetime. This sport gave me more than I could’ve ever asked for. Bruce was invited to Yankees spring training on a minor league contract and made the Opening Day roster after first baseman Luke Voit injured his knee. But the Yankees’ recent trade for Rangers second baseman Rougned Odor meant that DJ LeMahieu could continue to fill in at first base, making Bruce the odd man out. The 34-year-old was 4-for-34 in 10 games with three RBIs for the Yankees this season.
The NBA has instructed teams to be vigilant about the impact of a potential verdict this week in the Derek Chauvin trial for the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, including the possibility of game postponements. All of the possible actions of the aftermath of a verdict has the league office preparing for the prospect that a night or two of league games could be postponed this week. Closing arguments are expected today in the case against Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who faces charges of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in Floyd’s death. The Timberwolves and Nets postponed a game last week after the shooting of Daunte Wright during a traffic stop in Minnesota. The NBA and WNBA postponed a full slate of playoff games after Jacob Blake, was shot by police in Wisconsin, during the NBA’s restart in Orlando, Florida, in August 2020.
Roger Federer is back. The tennis superstar announced he is planning to return for the French Open in May. Federer, 39, last played in March. He played only the Australian Open in 2020, losing to Novak Djokovic in the semifinals, as the COVID-19 pandemic affected that season on the whole. In 2019, he went an impressive 52-10, winning four singles titles. The tennis legend has been recovering from two arthroscopic right knee surgeries he underwent last year.
Twelve of Europe’s top clubs announced on Sunday they were launching a breakaway Super League. AC Milan, Arsenal, Atletico, Madrid, Chelsea, Barcelona, Internazionale, Juventus, Liverpool, Manchester City, Manchester United, Real Madrid and Tottenham Hotspur have all joined as founding clubs, the statements added. This is all headed by Real Madrid’s president and he said: “We will help football at every level and take it to its rightful place in the world. Football is the only global sport in the world with more than four billion fans and our responsibility as big clubs is to respond to their desires.” As part of the move, the clubs included would withdraw from the European Club Association and games would be played in the middle of the week, with the Super League governed by the founding clubs. The agreement provides that the founding clubs will receive an upfront net of approximately $4.19 billion. A women’s Super League competition is also planned to be launched after the men’s league is up and running. ESPN sources said earlier on Sunday that up to 15 of Europe’s biggest clubs are in talks to launch a so-called European Super League, planned to start in time for the 2023-24 season. FIFA said on Sunday it disapproved of the European Super League, as it was outside of international football structures. Some said that if players played in the Super League – they could be banned from playing for the National teams in the future.