A Man Was Arrested After a Dispute Over Whether to Watch “Monk” or Cartoons – ToastyPistol
Corpse flower attempting to bloom at Missouri Botanical Garden – KMOV
St. Louis County Council votes to overturn mask mandate imposed by county executive – KEYT
What’s a Career That Sounds Cool . . . But Actually Sucks? – BuzzFeed
If Your Bathing Suit Has Pineapples on It, People Might Think You’re a Swinger – LINK
Police catch ‘serial pooper’ after wrong woman gets a bum rap in Indiana – LINK
Former SLIPKNOT drummer JOEY JORDISON died (LINK) in his sleep on Monday. Jordison was a founding member of the band, but he was let go in 2013. He claims he was fired by email after coming down with transverse myelitis, which he said his bandmates confused with a substance abuse problem. There’s no word if the condition had anything to do with his death.
Bob Odenkirk (LINK) was rushed to the hospital after collapsing on the set of his show “Better Call Saul” … and is still receiving medical care. Odenkirk and cast were shooting in New Mexico Tuesday when the incident happened. Odenkirk went down, and was immediately surrounded by crew members who called an ambulance. Not sure if he was conscious when he was transported. . Odenkirk became a household name when he played attorney Saul Goodman on “Breaking Bad.” “Better Call Saul” — a spinoff of “Breaking Bad” — is currently shooting its 6th and final season. No word on how far along Odenkirk and team are in finishing it up or if his medical situation will delay production in any capacity.
39 year old Kelly Clarkson has been ordered to pay nearly $200,000 a month in spousal and child support fees to her ex Brandon Blackstock. She earns over $1.5 million monthly. Since April 1, Kelly has been required to pay Brandon $150,000 monthly in spousal support, and will “pay child support to (Brandon) for the benefit of the minor children, River Rose Blackstock, born June 12, 2014, and Remington Alexander Blackstock, born April 12, 2016, in the amount of $45,601 per month.” That’s $195,601 a month in support total. According to the order, Kelly is also required to pay $1.25 million in Brandon’s attorney fees and professional costs for their ongoing divorce (LINK)
The Internet decided yesterday that PARIS HILTON is pregnant . . . but somebody forgot to tell Paris. She said on her podcast that she’s NOT pregnant . . . yet. But she plans to start having kids once she and her fiancé Carter Reum get married next year. (link)
She added, quote, “My dress is being made right now so I want to make sure it looks gorgeous and fits perfectly, so definitely waiting for that part.” Paris doesn’t know where the story came from, but she said, quote, “People always make up rumors, I’m very used to it at this point, being in the industry as long as I have.” She said she woke up to about 3,000 messages on “all five of” her iPhones.
If there’s one thing everyone knows about MATT DAMON, it’s that he loves his Boston-area sports teams. On the”Dan Patrick Show” Mr. Damon makes it clear he cares more for the name on the back than the crest on the front (link)
LeVar Burton’s big day on Monday right? Finally getting his shot to fill in as host of Jeopardy! As I mentioned yesterday, he did great. Day 1 all everyone will remember is the worst performance in Jeopardy history…The contestant was Patrick Pearce, a product specialist from Fountain View, California. With his amount of wrong answers dipping into double digits, he was climbing out of the hole most of the night before taking a major blow during a Daily Double. At negative $7,400, his score beat the former lowest score of negative $6,800, set by Stephanie Hull in March 2015. Social media users felt for Patrick and the terrible score. “Patrick just manifested my worst nightmare. Finally, get on the show, the board isn’t to your strengths, get behind early, panic buzz, snowball, big RED. I feel for him.” Here is what will be running thru his head on the plane ride home
Mila Kunis had no hot water while growing up so she didn’t bathe daily. Her and Ashton Kutcher her husband still don’t bathe daily. They have kids whom they don’t bathe daily. On Dax Shepard’s “Armchair Expert” podcast, Ashton said, quote, “I wash my armpits and my crotch daily, and nothing else ever. I got a bar of Lever 2000 that delivers every time.” Ashton said he’ll throw some water on his face after a workout “to get the salts out,” and Mila washes her face twice a day. This philosophy also extends to the kids. Mila said, quote, “I wasn’t that parent that bathed my newborns, ever.” What do Drs. Say?..”Typically, as adults, we take daily showers because of smell and body odor, but small kids don’t have that smell and body odor,” he said. Usually, body odor hits when kids start entering puberty, about age 10. Although daily baths for the younger set aren’t necessary, Doctors recognizes that baths are an important part of the bedtime routine in many families. If you’re going to give your kids baths daily, skip soap and shampoo except for once a week. Using those daily can strip natural oils and leave kids’ skin feeling dry or irritated. This is especially important for children predisposed to allergies and eczema. (link)
CLIVE DAVIS and Mayor BILL DE BLASIO announced some updates yesterday to New York’s “Homecoming” concert in Central Park. Concert goers will now have to provide proof of vaccination, but masks will be optional since it’s outdoors. Bruce Springsteen, Jennifer Hudson, and Paul Simon were already announced as headliners, but more acts have been confirmed. These include: The Killers, Andrea Bocelli, Elvis Costello, Earth, Wind & Fire, Barry Manilow, Journey, Rob Thomas, Carlos Santana, and LL Cool J. The concert is on August 21st. General admission tickets will be free and available in batches starting on August 2nd. Head to Homecoming2021.com for more info (LINK)
Earlier in the month, Lollapalooza and Hulu announced that they had officially partnered to allow subscribers to watch from the comfort of their own homes free. I have confirmed the livestream schedule includes headliners Foo Fighters, Tyler the Creator, Post Malone, Journey, Modest Mouse, Young Thug, Band of Horses, Jimmy Eat World, Black Pumas, The Front Bottoms, White Reaper, and more. Lollapalooza will kick off July 29 and running to August 1 in Chicago’s Grant Park. The livestream will begin at 1pm CST and come to an end at 10 pm CST each day (LINK)
Just like “Halloween”, the new “Exorcist” is going to be a TRILOGY that follows up on the original . . . which makes sense, since it’s being made by the same people. Oh, and ELLEN BURSTYN is coming back to play Chris MacNeil . . . the mother of the original possessed girl. Leslie Odom Jr. from “Hamilton” is also in it. LINDA BLAIR has NOT been approached to be IN the films, but they did call her to let her know they were doing it. So maybe no Regan MacNeil. The first film is scheduled to come out in October of 2023
The first trailer for “Ghostbusters: Afterlife” dropped yesterday. Lots of action, but not much humor
We will be getting a docuseries on the life of Willie Nelson and Mr Nelson has signed on to participate in the series, which is called Willie Nelson and Family. “We are piecing together a narrative — one never before seen in its entirety — about an extraordinary man with a unique ability to bring people together.” No word on when the docuseries will air or on which outlet.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Rapper Soulja Boy is 31.
Denzel’s son and star of Baller and Tenet, John David Washington is 37.
Jacoby Shaddix from Papa Roach is 45.
Afroman is 47. “Because I Got High”.
Jessie Spano on Saved By the Bell, Elizabeth Berkley is 49.
UFC president Dana White is 52.
Convict and former Full House star Lori Loughlin is 57.
Sally Struthers is 74.
Jim Davis is 76. Genius who created “Garfield”.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 62 fine films, including:
– Ball Pit Cutie
– The Bangover
– Bossy Bitches
– Britney Pierce: Eff Me Baby One More Time
– Don’t Let Daddy Know 7
– Strap-On Sally 25
– And who can forget her role in 2009’s Baby Lets Get Those Feet Wet.
Kara Novak is 32 years old.
Last night the Cardinals took on the Indians up in Cleveland. With the help of homers from Harrison Bader and Paul Dejong, the Cards picked up the 4-2 win. Two teams are back at it today. KK will get the start for the Cards. First pitch is scheduled for 12:10PM.
Nationals shortstop Trea Turner was removed from Tuesday’s game against the Phillies in the first inning after testing positive for COVID-19. Turner recorded a single and scored a run before leaving the game. After Turner scored on Josh Bell’s home run, he did not go in the dugout to celebrate. He went straight to the tunnel. However, despite initial speculation, the Nats say Turner was not injured and no trade in place for their shortstop.
Gabriel Landeskog (LINK) isn’t going anywhere. The Colorado Avalanche (LINK) and Landeskog agreed to an eight-year, $56 million contract Tuesday. Landeskog has been the picture of consistency for the Avalanche in his 10-year career, with 20 or more goals in eight seasons and 50 or more points in seven. He was a huge factor in the Avs registering 82 points this past season.
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired star goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury from the Las Vegas Golden Knights in exchange for a minor league forward, but it remains to be seen whether the future Hall of Famer will join his new team. According to reports, the Blackhawks were able to acquire the reigning Vezina Trophy winner because Chicago is under the impression Fleury may retire rather than join a new team. His agent said that he and Fleury, 36, learned about the trade on Twitter, and had yet to hear anything from Las Vegas.
The U.S. Men’s Basketball team needed to win on Wednesday to stay in the medal hunt at the Tokyo Olympics. They got the W. Team USA blew out Iran 120 – 66. Damian Lillard led the way scoring 21 points for the United States. The team is now 1-1 in Olympic pool play. The next big game is against the Czech Republic on Saturday. We’ll be able to see it on Friday night in the United States.
Simone Biles will not compete in Thursday’s women’s gymnastics all-around at the Tokyo Olympics. After withdrawing from the team competition on Tuesday, Biles will sit out this phase as well. USA Gymnastics issued a statement saying, “After further medical evaluation, Simone Biles has withdrawn from the final individual all-around competition at the Tokyo Olympic Games, in order to focus on her mental health.” USA Gymnastics further stated, “We wholeheartedly support Simone’s decision and applaud her bravery in prioritizing her well-being. Her courage shows, yet again, why she is a role model for so many.”
Team USA swimming phenom Katie Ledecky smashed the competition to win Olympic gold in the women’s 1500 meter freestyle race on Wednesday. Ledecky quickly recovered from a loss in the 200-meter freestyle race earlier. Another U.S. swimmer, Erica Sullivan, won the silver medal. This is the first time the race has taken place at the Olympics.
The United States Women’s Softball Team lost to Japan in the Gold Medal Olympic finals on Tuesday. The final score was 2-0. This was a rematch of the Gold Medal game that took place in 2008; the last time softball was in the Olympics. The U.S. team had gone 5-0 in tournament play before the gold medal loss.
Here’s the medal count as of last night. (Wednesday, July 28th at 3:00 A.M. ET.)
- USA: 30. . . 10 gold, 11 silver, 9 bronze.
- China: 24. . . 11 gold, 5 silver, 8 bronze.
- Japan: 20. . . 11 gold, 4 silver, 5 bronze.
- Russia: 19. . . 7 gold, 8 silver, 4 bronze.
- Australia: 15. . . 6 gold, 1 silver, 8 bronze.