The Happiest and Least Happy States in America – LINK
The States with the Most Confrontational Drivers – LINK
Angry Drivers Can Get Paid $4,000 to Let Out Their Pent-Up Road Rage? – LINK
Missouri radio host goes on cruel rant against stunned co-host – LINK
Earth’s ant population of 20 quadrillion outnumbers humans by 2.5 million times, study finds – LINK
The FDA Has Ruled That Cooking Chicken in NyQuil Is Unsafe – LINK
Experts warn against the #OneChipChallenge allegedly sending kids to the hospital – LINK
You Are Worth $1,010 on the Dark Web – LINK
A DoorDash Driver Delivered Junk Food and Left a Passive-Aggressive Note in the Bag – LINK
Beyond Meat’s COO Almost Bit a Guy’s Nose Off – LINK
Our Most Common Responses to “Thanks” and Sneezing – LINK
Adam Levine has denied he cheated on his wife Behati Prinsloo with Instagram model Sumner Stroh. But he does admit that he “crossed the line.” Quote, “I used poor judgment in speaking with anyone other than my wife in ANY kind of flirtatious manner . . . In certain instances it became inappropriate. I have addressed that and taken proactive steps to remedy this with my family.” He added, quote, “My wife and my family is all I care about in this world. To be this naive and stupid enough to risk the only thing that truly matters to me was the greatest mistake I could ever make. “I will never make it again. I take full responsibility. We will get through it and we will get through it together.” Sumner apparently wasn’t his only “mistake” though. Two other women have come forward claiming he sent them inappropriate messages.
Back in 2013 there was a rumor that Jon Hamm goes commando and had to be asked to wear underwear to hide his bulge while filming “Mad Men”. Well, Jon FINALLY shot that down during an appearance on “The Howard Stern Show”. (AUDIO) So in other words, that thing is so massive, even TWO layers of clothing can’t hide it. Good to know. Good to know.
Roseanne has a new standup special coming early next year. It’ll air on Fox Nation, the streaming service of Fox News. It’ll be her first comedy special in 16 years. Roseanne got CANCELED back in 2018, when she made a comment about former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett that may have been racist. That led to her losing her gig on ABC’s “Roseanne” revival, “The Conners”. Fox says, quote, “Roseanne is a comedy icon whose humor connects with the American audience like no other. “Her ability to channel the challenges of everyday people and find the humor in it all has earned her the passionate following of millions of dedicated fans.”
It looks like Tiffany Haddish and Aries Spears are in the clear. A lawsuit accusing them of molestation has been dropped by the plaintiff. In a statement from Jane Doe, she said, “My family and I have known Tiffany Haddish for many years — and we now know that she would never harm me or my brother or help anyone else do anything that could harm us. We wish Tiffany the best and are glad that we can all put this behind us.” Last month, Jane Doe filed a lawsuit on behalf of herself and her brother, who is a minor, claiming Haddish and Spears “groomed” and “traumatized” the plaintiffs in a now-deleted comedy video. The complaint said Haddish “aided, abetted and watched Spears sexually molest a child.”
The Golden Globes will try and regain its level of influence in Hollywood. On Tuesday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the award show would return to NBC for one year and then look for other platforms after that. The broadcast was taken off the air after the Los Angeles Times’ exposé of the HFPA’s lack of diversity. An NBC Universal statement said, “We recognize the HFPA’s commitment to ongoing change and look forward to welcoming back the Golden Globes to NBC for its landmark 80th anniversary in January.” The broadcast will air on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. The Globes have traditionally been on a Sunday night, but the regular date conflicts with NBC’s Sunday Night Football.
Saturday Night Live has lost another heavy hitter. On Monday, St. Louis’ own Chris Redd announced his departure from the late-night comedy show. In a statement, Redd said, “Being a part of SNL has been the experience of a lifetime. Five years ago, I walked into 30 Rock knowing that this was an amazing opportunity for growth.” There has been a mass exodus of familiar faces leaving the show. Before Redd announced his exit, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, Kyle Mooney, Pete Davidson, Alex Moffat, Melissa Villaseñor, and Aristotle Athari all left the show.
However, there’s a lot to look forward to. The season will kick off with top Gun: Maverick star Miles Teller hosting the season premiere with musical guest Kendrick Lamar on Oct. 1st. The following week will have both a first-time host in British actor Brendan Gleeson and musical guest in Willow. Megan Thee Stallion will pull both hosting and musical guest duties on Oct. 15. Season 48 also welcomes new cast members Marcello Hernandez, Molly Kearney, Michael Longfellow, and Devon Walker.
The new Smashing Pumpkins album will be released in THREE PARTS. It’s called “ATUM”. . . pronounced just like “autumn” . . . and it’s a sequel to 1995’s “Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness” and 2000’s “Machina / The Machines of God”. “Act 1” is dropping November 15th. “Act 2” comes out January 31st of 2023. And “Act 3″ follows on April 21st. Although by that point, you can also buy the whole album in a box set with bonus tracks.
Motley Crue and Def Leppard put up some of the best numbers of their careers on this summer’s Stadium tour with Poison and Joan Jett. The tour sold an average of 37,520 tickets per night, which was three times more than ANY of the bands has done on any of their previous tours. Overall they sold 1.3 million tickets, and earned $173.5 million . . . and averaged $4.96 million per show. Their two-night stand at Boston’s Fenway Park sold 64,000 tickets and earned a total of $9.3 million. Four other shows surpassed the $6 million mark.
Guns n’ Roses is releasing a massive ‘Use Your Illusion’ box set featuring 97 tracks! 63 of the box set’s tracks are previously unreleased. Both ‘Use Your Illusion One’ and ‘Two” have been completely remastered and will be available in nearly format available, including digital download. The set also includes a live audio recording taped at the Ritz Theatre on May 16, 1991 that features guest vocalist Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon singing “You Ain’t The First”.Another audio recording from Las Vegas in 1992 features the band’s guitarist Gilby Clarke.
Nickelback’s frontman says we’ve been mispronouncing his last name for years. It’s not “Chad Kroe-ger.” It’s “Chad Kroo-ger”. Yeah, pronounced the same way as ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’ monster Freddy Kruger’s surname. Chad corrected ‘Loudwire’ of their mistake before an interview, saying “It’s Kroo-ger, don’t trust the internet.” The reason he hasn’t said anything before? Chad doesn’t want to seem rude. He explained “By the time I get to say something, I don’t because if I just stop and go, ‘Actually, it’s Krooger,’ I’m gonna look like such a d***. So I’m just like ‘whatever, I don’t care’.”
Steve Perry is going to court (LINK) to stop Journey members Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain from trademarking a bunch of the band’s songs for use on hats, T-shirts, athletic jackets and other paraphernalia, a move he did not agree to. Some of the songs where the trademark registration will now be re-evaluated: “Any Way You Want It”, “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'”, “Open Arms”, “Who’s Crying Now”, and “Separate Ways”. And this one, “Good Morning, Girl”, where in less than 2 minutes, Steve Perry reminds us of his amazing vocal talent.
And that leads us to this….I have a list according to Tone Deaf of the 12 iconic bands who absolutely hated each other. Obviously there are MORE than this but this is according to list – the top 10 in no particular order. ((LINK: https://tonedeaf.thebrag.com/12-bands-hated-each-other/list/kings-of-leon/))
Simon & Garfunkle
Rage Against the Machine
Guns N Roses
The Beach Boys
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Jason Derulo is 33
Reality star and Lionel Richie’s daughter, Nicole Richie is 41
Oasis singer Liam Gallagher is 50
Former Cardinal Scott Spezio is 50
Luke Wilson is 51
Alfonso Ribeiro is 51
Ricki Lake is 54
Country singer Faith Hill is 55
Larry’s ex-wife from “Curb Your Enthusiasm”, Cheryl Hines is 57
Dave Coulier from “Full House” is 63
Bill Murray is 72
Author Stephen King is 75
Superstar producer Jerry Bruckheimer is 79. He’s produced everything from CSI to the Pirates of the Caribbean movies to Top Gun: Maverick
Today’s birthday girl has been in 427 fine films, including:
– 72 Cheerleader Orgy
– 75 Nurse Orgy
– Asian Slut Invasion 6
– Boss Bitches 25
– Dude, I Banged Your Girlfriend
– Pacific Rim University
– Sorority Sisters, Sorority Sluts
– United Colors Of Ass 5
– And who can forget her role in… 2005’s The Great Wall of Vagina
Mia Smiles is 45 years old.
For the third consecutive game, the Cardinals failed to score a run in the first nine innings, losing this time to the Padres, 5-0, in San Diego. The Cardinals have scored one run in their past 29 innings, and they havent had an RBI base hit in 34 innings. With the Brewers’ loss to the New York Mets, the Cardinals’ magic number to clinch the National League Central title dropped to six. There are 13 games remaining and one of the those games is tonight against the Padres again in California with a local start of 840pm.
- People are willing to pay for Amazon Prime to watch Thursday Night Football.
- According to Amazon, a record number of subscriptions were activated during last week’s Prime Video TNF game between the Los Angeles Chargers and Kansas City Chiefs.
- The company didn’t divulge the numbers, but there were more subs during the three-hour football game than on Cyber Monday, Black Friday, and Prime Day.
- The contest also drew the biggest primetime audience in the history of Prime Video.
- Amazon and the NFL agreed to an 11-year / $1 billion deal to show the Thursday Night package.
Eli Manning‘s portrayal of “Chad Powers” — a dude trying out for the Penn State football team — was so damn funny, the production company behind the 2x Super Bowl winners skit has been fielding offers from entertainment execs wanting to work with the signal-caller. TMZ Sports posted the clip from “Eli’s Places” on Monday … showing Powers doing everything from running the 40-yard dash (5.49 seconds) to throwing deep balls, all while providing hilarious commentary (“Chad Powers. Ya ain’t seen nothin’ like him. Not just good looking. I can throw it, baby!”). The clip has already been viewed millions of times across the internet … and our sources tell us Omaha Productions, owned by Peyton Manning, has been flooded by people in the entertainment industry who wish to work with Manning/Powers. One of the ideas … a “Ted Lasso”-type show.
Baseball history in the making. Last night in New York, Aaron Judge hit his 60th home run (LINK) in the 7th inning against the Pirates. It ties him with what Babe Ruth did 95 years ago. Here’s the call, and what Judge said about it after the game. (His solo home run sparked a rally that ended with a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off grand slam. Final Score: Yankees 9 – Pirates 8.)
Of Note: Judge became the first American League player to reach the 60 home run mark since Roger Maris in 1961. Maris hit 61 in a season that was longer than Babe Ruth’s. Judge has a chance to tie, or possibly beat the record, in the Yankee’s remaining (LINK) 14 games.
What is the longest home run ever hit? How far did it actually go? With the data we have, here’s the verdict on the longest home runs in baseball history:
Now remember Modern baseball includes countless tools for measuring exit velocity, launch angle and projected distance on home runs. However, for much of MLB history, there wasn’t even an exact way to determine the length of tape-measure home runs.
The longest verified home run in American professional baseball history didn’t even happen in the majors.
In 1987, Joey Meyer of the Triple-A Denver Zephyrs launched a moonshot into the second deck of Mile High Stadium. City of Denver engineer Jerry Tennyson was able to verify the distance of the home run at 582 feet.
Determining the longest homer ever in MLB history is an exercise in myth-busting.
Babe Ruth was said to have hit a home run over 600 feet. A Mickey Mantle homer was originally estimated to have gone 734 feet. While those feats would shatter Meyer’s mark, there was no technology or tool that could give an exact measure of those distances.
Ruth, Mantle, Reggie Jackson, Willie Stargell and Adam Dunn have all hit blasts well past 500 feet in their careers. ESPN had a Home Run Tracker that was able to estimate the distance of certain dingers, but there is still no conclusive list of the longest homers throughout MLB history.
So What is the longest home run in recent MLB history?
In seven-plus seasons since Statcast’s inception which was in 2015, two home runs have traveled more than 500 feet. Here are the 12 longest dingers in the Statcast era:
- Nomar Mazara, TEX, 2019: 505 feet
Giancarlo Stanton, MIA, 2016: 504 feet
3. Christian Yelich, MIL, 2022: 499 feet
T-4. Aaron Judge, NYY, 2017: 496 feet
T-4. Miguel Sanó, MIN, 2019: 496 feet
T-4. Jesús Sánchez, MIA, 2022: 496 feet
T-7. Aaron Judge, NYY, 2017: 495 feet
T-7. Joey Gallo, TEX, 2018: 495 feet
T-7. Ronald Acuña Jr., ATL, 2020: 495 feet
T-7. Miguel Sanó, MIN, 2021: 495 feet
T-11. Michael A. Taylor, WAS, 2015: 493 feet
T-11. Gary Sánchez, NYY, 2017: 493 feet (LINK)
Harrison Bader got obscured by Aaron Judge’s historic homer and Giancarlo Stanton’s dramatic grand slam. No matter. His Yankees debut was as perfect a night as he could hope for, helping his new team to that win. After not having played since June thanks to plantar fasciitis, Bader — acquired at the trade deadline — went 2-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored in his first appearance as a Yankee