27% of Us Call Our In-Laws “Mom” and “Dad”? – LINK
Man cracks penis during sex, diagnosed with rare ‘eggplant deformity’ – LIN
A Study Found the Best Sex Position for Women Is Missionary – LINK
It’s Free Slurpee Day! But It’s Lamer Than It Once Was – LINK
Lion’s Choice enters the chicken sandwich wars – LINK
WWE’s Vince McMahon paid $12 million in hush money to multiple women, report says – LINK
“Thor: Love and Thunder” ran away with the weekend box office, taking in $143 million in the U.S. in its opening weekend. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” was a distant second with $45.6 million. The question is, will “Thor” have legs? Because there’s already talk that fans are turning on it because it’s too GOOFY. Writer / director Taika Waititi took over the franchise with the last installment, “Thor: Ragnarok”. He added a lot of humor, and it worked. But this time, there are people saying it’s more like a kiddie flick than a Marvel movie. On RottenTomatoes.com, “Love and Thunder” has a critics’ score of only 68%, and an audience score of 81%. “Ragnarok” got a 93% from critics and an 87% from audiences. As one Twitter user put it, quote, “I’ve never seen a Marvel movie go over this badly with an audience . . . Not a single laugh for any of the barely-there jokes that make the entire thing! I feel . . . embarrassed for it?”
Marvel is making a fourth “Captain America” movie, but Chris Evans is being coy about whether he’ll be in it. If you watched the Disney+ series “Falcon and the Winter Soldier”, then you’d know Anthony Mackie’s character, Sam Wilson, took over as Captain America. So he’s the star. But a recent article questioned whether Chris would be in it. All he said was, quote, “Sam Wilson is Captain America.” Like okay, we know that already. But we also know he could still make an appearance as the older Steve Rogers . . . the way he was at the end of “Endgame”.
Following the phenomenal success of Top Gun: Maverick at the international box office, one of its stars has revealed he has been “having some conversations” about a follow-up film. Miles Teller, who plays Rooster, son of Maverick’s late best friend Goose said: “I’ve been having some conversations with him [Tom Cruise] about it. We’ll see.” This news will delight fans who have surged to the cinema to watch the big-budget follow-up to the original 1986 film. Teller added, though, the decision would inevitably be up to Cruise, who initially didn’t savor the prospect of making a sequel before bestowing his legendary commitment to the film. “That would be great, but that’s all up to TC,” Teller said. “It’s all up to Tom.”
If I was ever used as a drug mule, I think I would know. But I guess you can never be too sure. Take Cameron Diaz. She thinks it MIGHT have happened to her when she tried to start her modeling career in Paris. In a podcast from 2020 that’s making the rounds now, she says, quote, “I was there a full year and I didn’t work one day. I couldn’t book a job to save my life. I got like one job, but really I think I was like a mule carrying drugs to Morocco, I swear to God. It was before TSA or anything like that. It was like early ’90s. They gave me a suitcase that was locked that had my ‘costumes’ in it.” When she arrived in Morocco, Diaz was asked who owned the suitcase and whether it could be opened. That’s when she realized there could be ANYTHING in that suitcase, and she could be in big trouble. So she told them, quote, “I don’t know, it’s not mine, I have no idea whose it is.”
Last week, Doja Kat direct-messaged Noah Schnapp from “Stranger Things”, asking if he could get her in touch with Joseph Quinn . . . the guy who played Eddie. For some reason, Noah posted their exchange on TikTok for all to see, and Doja isn’t really down for that. She called it “whack” and said she did NOT want him to share that. But she added that Noah is only 17 and, quote, “When you’re that young, you make mistakes.” So she’s trying to be “chill” about it. Neither Noah nor Joseph Quinn have commented publicly.
Shawn Mendes postponed the next three weeks of his tour for mental health reasons. As of now, he won’t be back on tour until July 31st in Toronto. He wrote on Instagram, quote, “After a few years off the road, I felt like I was ready to dive back in, but that decision was premature and unfortunately the toll of the road and the pressure has caught up to me and I’ve hit a breaking point . .After speaking with my team and health professionals, I need to take some time to heal and take care of myself and my mental health, first and foremost. As soon as there are more updates, I promise I will let you know . . . love you guys.”
David Lee Roth may have announced his retirement last year, but he isn’t done releasing new music. Here’s some of his new song, “Pointing at the Moon”. No details on other musicians with him on this one. You can hear it all on YouTube.
Billy Joel was live in Detroit on Saturday night, and it happened to be a night off for Def Leppard’s “The Stadium Tour”, so Billy used the opportunity to bring their lead singer on stage (LINK) for “Pour Some Sugar On Me”. Billy sings along during the chorus.
Taylor Hawkins’ teenage son, Shane, played drums on a tribute to his dad during a Laguna Beach neighborhood block party over 4th of July weekend. Here he is guesting with a local band, The Alive, and performing Foo Fighter’s “My Hero”
Some things never change. Luke Bryan fell on stage again during his show in Raleigh, North Carolina on Friday. He was dancing and singing “That’s My Kind of Night” when he tripped on an electrical wire and fell on his backside. His tour manager rushed out to help, and Luke went along with it for a little bit and then decided to lay back and chill for a bit. He eventually got up and started dancing again.
Unfortunately some Hollywood deaths to chat about…Tony Sirico (LINK) died Friday at an assisted living facility after a battle with Alzheimer’s. . He played Paulie Walnuts on “The Sopranos”. He was 79. Actor L.Q. Jones died Saturday of natural causes. He was 99. His credits included the classic Western “The Wild Bunch” and “Casino”. And…Oprah’s father, Vernon Winfrey, passed away Friday. He was 89. Oprah had just held an “appreciation day” for him on the 4th of July. She was with him when he passed.
A guy who worked on “BoJack Horseman” made a 5-minute pilot episode for an animated “Golden Girls” series. But there’s a twist . . . it’s called “Golden Girls 3033” and everything is futuristic. Rose, Dorothy, Blanche, and Sophia have found the Fountain of Youth, and are still living together more than 1,000 years into the future. Oh, and Sophia’s head is now on a giant yellow robot. The video uses original dialog from the show, but adds visual gags to go along with the futuristic setting. The creator hopes it’ll get picked up and can be the, quote, “beginning of the whole ‘Golden Girls’-a-verse.” He even shouts out Disney+ at the end of the pilot to get their attention. (VIDEO)
And this is just for fun and for people to yell and scream at each other about. Ranker.com just released their updated list of the Top Modern Rock Bands/Artists. All it really says is: This list of the top modern rock bands in the world includes all current rock musicians who rose to fame in the ’90s, ’00s, or ’10s:
- Foo Fighters
- Red Hot Chili Peppers
- Green Day
- Linkin Park
- Arctic Monkeys
- Queens Of The Stone Age
- The White Stripes
- The KillersCELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY St. Louis’ own, magician Justin Willman is 42.”Octomom” Nadya Suleman, who gave birth to eight babies in 2009, is 47Rapper Lil’ Kim is 48.Former Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora is 63.Suzanne Vega is 63. Her big songs were “Luka” and “Tom’s Diner”Blues’ Hall of Famer Al MacInnis is 69.
Fashion designer Giorgio Armani is 88.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 150 fine films, including:
- All Girl Revue 2
- Barefoot Maniacs 4
- Big Trouble In Little Vagina
- Dude That’s My Mom
- Lesbian Tutors 3
- Massage Table Tales
- Strap It to Me 5
- And who can forget her role in 2006’s Vulvapalooza
Kylee King is 42 years old!
Novak Djokovic beat Nick Kyrgios in four sets yesterday to win the men’s Wimbledon Championship. Nick is Australian and is the current bad boy of tennis, but in this case, he cracked up the booth announcers. Listen to what happened between him and the chair umpire after a woman in the front row yelled something at him while he was serving. (He says she’s drunk and “looks like she’s had about 700 drinks, bro!”. The chair umpire DID call security to report the woman.)
Wimbledon History: Prince George made his first appearance (LINK) there with his mom and dad, Kate Middleton and Prince William.
The Cardinals had lost seven of eight games, and eight of 10, and had been shut out four times in that span. They had lost the first two games to the Phillies although holding them to three runs. But yesterday with Albert Pujols singling twice and homering, the Cardinals finally got a win. Cardinals 4, Phillies 3. The extra-base hit tied Pujols with Cardinals legend Stan Musial for third place on the big-league career list (with 1,377 hits). The home run was No. 684 for Pujols.
Cards play the Phillies again tonight at Busch Stadium starting at 6:15.
Nolan Arenado will be making his seventh consecutive All-Star Game appearance, and second with the Cardinals, when he goes to Los Angeles a week from now. But Arenado, who went to High School in California, said he was more excited for Cardinals reliever Ryan Helsley, who got the save last night just before he learned he was an All-Star, also chosen by the players. Helsley, who has an 0.73 earned-run average, underwent knee and elbow surgeries after last season, which ended for him in August. Those two will join previously announced Cardinals All-Stars Paul Goldschmidt and Albert Pujols. Infielder Tommy Edman, who delivered the game-winning RBI on Sunday and set up the tying run in the seventh, was thought in many circles to be an All-Star candidate. But he tailed off in the past month or so. Basically every other comment I read was bummed about Edman missing the cut this year.
Miami second baseman Jazz Chisholm Jr., voted by the fans as the starting second baseman, is hurt, so he may still make the squad one way or another. (Edman was listed on the ballot as a shortstop.)
Two-time British Open champion Greg Norman will not be welcomed at the St. Andrews 150th anniversary festivities this week due to his ties to the new LIV Golf tour. Reports say that Norman is so sad he’s drying his eyes with $100-dollar-bills (LINK)
If you ever wondered what former Arizona Cardinals and Denver Broncos quarterback Jake Plummer is doing now, wonder no longer: Plummer is a co-founder of Mycolove Farm, which has been selling locally grown medicinal and culinary mushrooms and mushroom extracts 30 miles outside Denver since 2021.
“It’s not like we discovered this new mushroom,” Plummer told USA Today’s Parker Gabriel. “These have been around forever, so we’re just figuring out ways to grow them efficiently, extract them so they’re very potent and then make them available for people that are interested in their health and wellness and preventative maintenance and that are sick and tired of being sick and tired.”
Mycolove makes around $8,000 a month in revenue, according to USA Today, by selling mushrooms mostly found in North America that can take up to six months to grow. The extraction process reportedly takes six weeks.
Plummer, 47, first learned about the medicinal properties of mushroom extracts while working for a CBD company for years after his NFL career ended in 2007. He said the supplements helped him feel better and sleep better and eventually co-founded Umbo to make and sell mushroom bars and supplements with two others, including former UFC champion Rashad Evans.
But that company faltered during the COVID-19 pandemic because of supply chain issues, which prompted Plummer to explore farming the mushrooms.
The St. Louis Blues will host the 2022 Prospect Camp from July 11-14 at Centene Community Ice Center. All on-ice camp sessions will be open to the public. We’ll have the schedule on the blog for ya. The Blues prospects will be split into two teams, including Team MacInnis and Team Tkachuk. Each team will participate in practice sessions and four-on-four and three-on-three games each day of camp. Camp will be highlighting our most recent Blues first-round draft picks.