Naked, greased-up Florida man accused of breaking into 2 homes, jumping in pool – LINK
Florida teacher accused of organizing fights between students inside her classroom – LINK
Elderly woman, 78, arrested after pulling off her third bank heist – LINK
The FBI Has a Warning Against Using Public Phone Charging Stations – LINK
31% of People Have Tried to Close an Elevator on Someone’s Face – LINK
Walmart Pulled a T-Shirt That Had a Hidden C-Word on It – LINK
A World Record Knuckle-Cracker Popped 46 Joints in a Row – LINK
Chef-owner Wil Pelly’s Rock Star Tacos is a mashup of Cuban influence and rock and roll – LINK
Dalai Lama apologizes after video asking child to ‘suck’ his tongue sparks outcry – LINK
I know nothing is forever, but this just feels, I don’t know . . . EVIL. Betty White’s home in Brentwood has been DEMOLISHED. Betty had lived there since the 1960s, but after she died in 2021, it was purchased by a dentist and his wife for a little more than $10 million. They obviously wanted to start over from the ground up. Betty’s home was pretty modest, as far as celebrity cribs go: 3,000 square feet with five bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a pool. (Check out some pictures of the property, before and after.)
Russell Crowe’s new movie “The Pope’s Exorcist” is based on the supposed TRUE story of a priest who performed exorcisms for the Vatican. Unfortunately, that hasn’t earned it the endorsement of the International Association of Exorcists. They’ve only seen the TRAILER, and they’re not impressed. They say the movie doesn’t give a reliable picture of, quote, “such a delicate and relevant topic.” Instead, its purpose is to arouse “strong and unhealthy emotions,” such as “anxiety, restlessness, and fear.” They also think the movie will, quote, “instill the conviction that exorcism is an abnormal, monstrous, and frightening phenomenon . . . which is the exact opposite of what occurs in the context of exorcism.” (Uproxx)
Metallica has issued a competition for marching bands, giving out cash prizes for the best performances. Marching bands can choose from 13 different Metallica tunes to perform, with the sheet music at SheetMusicDirect.com. There are five categories; two collegiate division winners will win $75,000 and $40,000. A high school winner will win $15,000, while a “fan favorite” section from the collegiate competition will get $10,000 and a fan favorite from the high school competition will also get $10,000. Not only will the winning marching bands win cash, but instruments, too. If you’re in a marching band, ask your director or instructor to visit MetallicaMarchingBand.com and send in your video submission by November 16th.
Machine Gun Kelly and Steve Buscemi were among the guest stars announced on Pete Davidson’s new series Bupkis. On Monday, Peacock revealed 14 big names that will play characters on Bupkis in the upcoming 8-episode comedy series. In addition to MGK and Buscemi, La La Anthony, Charlamagne Tha God, Al Gore, John Mulaney, Paul Walter Hauser, Method Man, Jon Stewart, and more will appear as guest stars. Previously announced guest stars include Ray Romano, Kenan Thompson, and Pete’s girlfriend, Chase Sui Wonders. Davidson stars in the show and will tell his own story as both the writer and star. He’ll be joined by series regulars Edie Falco who will play his mother, and Joe Pesci, who will play his grandfather — both based on real-life people who were very formative to the young comedian’s upbringing. Bupkis starts Streaming on May 4th on Peacock.
Emma Roberts is back for another season of American Horror Story, and this time around, she’ll be joined by none other than Kim Kardashian. The TV personality and businesswoman will join Roberts in the upcoming season 12 of the FX anthology horror series, titled Delicate, expected to premiere in the summer. Kardashian shared a brief teaser on Instagram.
Billy McFarland, the “mastermind” behind 2017’s “disastrous” Fyre Festival has tweeted “Fyre Festival II is happening.” The first Fyre Fest promised 33 of music’s biggest acts performing amongst glamour in the Bahamas – but ended with a lack of anything that the expensive packages promised! McFarland not only tweeted that a sequel to Fyre Festival is coming but then asked his followers to “Tell me why you should be invited.” One person replied “I’ll show up with 100 crates of bananas. No one will go hungry this time.”
Roger Daltry told ‘USA Today’ that he isn’t sure The Who will ever tour the United States again. The band’s currently touring Europe. Daltry said “There is only one tour we could do, an orchestrated ‘Quadrophenia’ to round out the catalog…but that’s one tall order to sing that piece of music, as I’ll be 80 next year. I never say never, but at the moment it’s very doubtful.” He explained “We cannot get insured, and most of the big bands doing arena shows, by the time they do their first show and rehearsals and get the staging and crew together, all the buses and hotels, you’re upwards $600,000 to a million in the hole. To earn that back, if you’re doing a 12-show run, you don’t start to earn it back until the seventh or eighth show. That’s just how the business works.”
It’s official – the Stranger Things world is getting bigger with an animated series treatment in the works. According to Deadline, the still untitled show has been greenlit at Netflix, as its being developed by Flying Bark Productions and executive producer Eric Robles. It’s still unknown what the animated series would be about, or if any original cast members would return to provide the voices of their characters, should they be featured in the show. “We’ve always dreamed of an animated Stranger Things in the vein of the Saturday morning cartoons that we grew up loving, and to see this dream realized has been absolutely thrilling,” creators Matt and Ross Duffer shared in a statement about the news. They added, “We couldn’t be more blown away by what Eric Robles and his team have come up with — the scripts and artwork are incredible, and we can’t wait to share more with you! The adventure continues.” Stranger Things is set to start filming its fifth and final live-action season this summer.
One of the most iconic guitars of all time is hitting the auction block, and it’ll probably end up selling for a lot of money. Eddie’s guitar from Van Halen’s “Hot for Teacher” video . . . which he also used live throughout 1983 and ’84 . . . is expected to sell for between $2 million and $3 million. The opening bid is $1.8 million. Eddie gave the guitar to one of the band’s drum techs when he retired in 1990 . . . but it has changed ownership several times since then. You can check out the listing at Sothebys.com.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Joss Stone is 36. Super-talented British singer.
Alessandra Ambrosio is 42. Victoria’s Secret model.
Jennifer Esposito is 50. “Spin City”, “Crash” and, for a time, “Blue Bloods”.
Dustin Rhodes is 54. He’s the pro wrestler known as Gold Dust. The son of Dusty, brother of Cody.
Joel Grey is 91. He won both a Tony and an Oscar as the Emcee in “Cabaret”. But he’s probably most proud of fathering “Dirty Dancing” star Jennifer Grey
Nikita Von James
Today’s birthday girl has been in 271 fine films, including:
– 2 Chicks Same Time 7
– All The Way From Russia to Visit The Glory Hole
– Big Boob Bonanza
– Bouncy Bouncy Biggens 2
– Diary of a Horny Housewife
– Genital Hospital 2
– Stacked and Packed
– Training The Trainer
– And who can forget her role in 2009’s Nunchuk Nymphos
Nikita Von James is 46 years old.