Pho Grand closing next month after 33 years – LINK
Beast Southern Kitchen & BBQ in Columbia, Illinois, is closing permanently today – LINK
Magnitude 2.3 earthquake shakes southern Illinois, USGS says – LINK
McDonald’s is leaving Russia, after more than 30 years – LINK
Police find Arby’s manager peed in milkshake mix while investigating him for child pornography – LINK
A Thief Stole “Gazing Balls” . . . That Contained the Ashes of the Victim’s Parents – LINK
Americans Average 26 Spam Calls and 11 Spam Texts a Week – LINK
The Most Male- and Female-Dominated Careers Today – LINK
A Court Has Ruled That Calling Men “Bald” Is Sexual Harassment – LINK
MacMiller drug supplier has been sentenced to 17 years in prison plus the other man responsible for selling Mac Miller the fentanyl that contributed to his fatal overdose will be behind bars for a long time. Stephen Walter, 49, was handed a 17.5-year sentence after pleading guilty to distributing the fentanyl that ultimately resulted in Mac’s death back in September 2018. Another man, 39-year-old Ryan Reavis also pleaded guilty to a drug distribution charge and was sentenced to more than 10 years behind bars. The case against a third man by the name of Cameron Pettit remains pending. Miller died of a fatal concoction of fentanyl, cocaine and alcohol and Walter told the courts and Mac’s family he was “truly remorseful” for his actions.
Poo was once again the topic of conversation in the JOHNNY DEPP / AMBER HEARD defamation trial yesterday. This time it was Amber’s turn to address it, and she DENIED being the supplier. She blamed it on Johnny’s dog Boo, who had bowel control issues. Amber even suggested that those issues were at least partly caused by Boo eating Johnny’s weed when she was a puppy. Amber also said that the whole poop-on-the-bed thing just isn’t her style
If there’s one thing we can count on with MEGAN FOX and MACHINE GUN KELLY, it’s OVERSHARING. Case in point . . . yesterday Megan posted a collection of photos taken in Las Vegas for the Billboard Music Awards. They included a screenshot of a text conversation with her stylist about the bedazzled blue jumpsuit she wore to the show She asked, quote, “Was this blue outfit expensive because we just cut a hole in the crotch so we could have sex.” To which the stylist replied, quote, “I hate you . . . I’ll fix it” with laughing emojis (LINK)
After ALEC BALDWIN accidentally shot and killed the cinematographer, everyone thought the movie “Rust” was a lost cause. But maybe not. Anjul Nigam is one of the producers, and he says, quote, “The investigation will hopefully be resolved soon and will unveil what happened . . . [then] we’re confident we’ll be able to complete the movie.” Baldwin hasn’t indicated HE wants to finish “Rust”, but it’s logical to assume that he and Nigam are on the same page, because they’re still working together. They have a new movie in the works called “False Awakening”, where Alec would play a psychologist who helps the main character navigate sleepwalking episodes that interfere with his life. Nigam compares it to “The Sixth Sense” and “Hereditary”, and filming will start this summer (LINK)
NBC announced its fall schedule yesterday, and it includes only TWO new shows. “Lopez vs. Lopez” will air Friday nights block with “Young Rock”. It’s a family comedy starring George Lopez and his daughter Mayan. The other new show is the “Quantum Leap” reboot, which will air on Monday nights. Speaking of reboots, “Night Court” is being held for a midseason debut. It stars Melissa Rauch as the daughter of original night court judge Harry Anderson. John Larroquette returns from the original series. Other midseason shows include “American Auto”, “Grand Crew”, “That’s My Jam”, and “The Wall”. Specials airing this year include the TV movie “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas”, and “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party”.
GARTH BROOKS is postponing ticket sales to his upcoming show in Buffalo, New York. This is in response to the mass shooting there over the weekend. He said, quote, “At some point, the healing will begin in Buffalo, and the city will sing again. “But for now, we pause out of respect for what the great community of Buffalo is going through, and we stand beside all of those who are hurting and confused by such an unthinkable act.” The new SALE date will be announced in the coming weeks. The SHOW is still scheduled for July 23rd.
Season 5 of Yellowstone has already started production on the new season. Season 4 had about 11 million viewers per episode and has grown quite popular as the seasons progress. Kevin Costner, Luke Grimes, Kelly Reilly, and more will be spending the summer in Montana for the filming of season 5. There has been no announcement regarding the season 5 release date.
Vin Diesel has hinted at a sequel to the Riddick movie franchise, but now it looks like the movie is coming to fruition by Diesel’s latest post. Vin said along with scene photos, “Finally got a chance to see some of the new Riddick materials that DT sent over. Wow, exciting is an understatement. FURYA! Happy creative Sunday! All love, Always.” Many fans are assuming that nothing will start on the new Riddick sequel until Fast & Furious wraps.Jason Momoa recently gave an update on his filming for the Fast & Furious movie, and he is thoroughly enjoying Italy.
Ever heard of color psychology? It’s basically the study of how colors influence behaviors and moods. Big Think (LINK) did a study a few years ago of what colors say about your personality. But “Loudwire” took it a step further and applied it to the rock world. Here is a list of colors, along with associated personality traits AND bands that embody those same traits. Find yours:
Black: You’re pretty serious . . . maybe TOO much. And you’re probably also dark and a bit pessimistic, but it’s okay. After all, you’re a unique individual, just like Type O Negative, Black Sabbath, and Korn.
Red: You’re a bit more outgoing and upfront than most. You have a sense of adventure and are always looking for new ways to get an adrenaline rush. Your impulses might get the best of you and you might intimidate others, like Ozzy Osbourne, System of a Down, and any band Devin Townsend is in.
Orange: You’re the social one of your friend group. You’re also a free and creative spirit who enjoys parties and any other social event . . . a total extrovert, much like Van Halen, Motley Crue, and Andrew W.K.
Yellow: You are a kind and adventurous spirit who sees the good in everything. You’re known for being an optimist with cheerful energy . . . like DragonForce, Twisted Sister, and Greta Van Fleet.
Blue: You’re laid back and easygoing. You’re peaceful and compassionate, while still being strong. Just because you’re not bold, doesn’t mean you’re soft . . . just like Tool, Spiritbox, and Alice in Chains.
Green: You’re likely a practical person and down-to-earth. You enjoy helping others, but it’s possible you also have a jealous side. See Dio and Alice Cooper.
Purple: You thrive on creativity and crave individualism. You’re able to tune out nonsense and focus on what you want like Rush, Muse, and Thrice.
White: You probably get along well with those who identify with Blue because you are calm, peaceful, and you like things clean and orderly. You make a great equalizer because you’re grounded and can offset any bold energy of those around you like Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and The Police
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Former Atlanta Falcon’s quarterback Matt Ryan is 37. Now he’s the Colts QB.
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stone Age is 49.
Jordan Knight from New Kids on the Block is 52.
The Rizz Show’s Jeff Burton is 55.
Trent Reznor from Nine Inch Nails is 57.
Comedian Craig Ferguson is 60
Irish singer Enya is 61. She’s sold more than 75 million albums . . . 26 million in the U.S. . . . and is the second-best selling Irish act ever, behind U2.
Sportscaster Jim Nantz is 63.
Boxing legend Sugar Ray Leonard is 66.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 271 fine films, including:
- Anal Elegance
- The Butt Babes Of Budapest
- Ferocious Feet 2
- Keeping It In The Family
- Naughty Girls For Santa
- Rock Paper Scissors
- Tight 4
- And who can forget her role in 2021’s Feel The Burn
Shalina Devine is 36 years old
Tonight, the Blues kick off their Round 2 action against the Colorado Avalanche in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. The Blues won 4-2 against the Wild in their opening series. Tonight, puck drops from Colorado at 8:30PM. The early game is the Lightning and Panthers at 6PM.
Cards game against the Mets yesterday was postponed and will be made up today as part of a doubleheader. The first game will start at 2:10PM with the second game following that. We aren’t 100% sure who will take the mound for either team.
The 2022 NBA Conference Finals kick off tonight as the Celtics and Heat meet up in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The game tips off from Miami at 7:30PM. Game 1 of the West is tomorrow.
Rajon Rondo, the Cleveland Cavaliers guard, allegedly pulled a gun on the mother of his children and threatened to kill her during a heated altercation. She also claims their kids witnessed the whole thing. The woman filed for an emergency protective order in Louisville last week, requesting protection for her, her son, and daughter. Rondo the 2x NBA champ and 4x All-Star was playing video games with his son on May 11 when the woman claims she asked the boy to separate laundry. She said Rondo then ripped the game console from the wall, smashed things at the house, told her “you’re dead” when she attempted to “deescalate” the situation and then left the scene before returning with a gun. As of writing Rondo has not been named a suspect in any crime by police and has not been arrested.
NFL officials will be meeting with Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson this week. Watson is facing 22 civil lawsuits filed by massage therapists, each describing sexual misconduct. The lawsuits against Watson detail graphic accounts of sexual harassment and sexual assault that occurred during massage therapy sessions. Despite the lawsuits, Cleveland traded for Watson in March and signed him to a five-year contract worth a guaranteed $230 million. He has denied all allegations against him, and two Texas grand juries declined to indict him on criminal charges. However, he could still face discipline for violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy.
At 73 years old, Ric Flair is stepping into the ring for one final match. Flair confirmed to ESPN on Monday that he’ll make his return to the ring at an independent wrestling show on Sunday, July 31. It will be the first time the pro wrestling and pop culture icon has wrestled since 2011. Flair’s opponent for the match has yet to be revealed. Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that it’s rumored Flair will team with AEW stars FTR against legendary tag team The Rock ‘n’ Roll Express and a partner in a six-man tag team match. Flair’s final match is happening in conjunction with Starrcast V, which is a pro wrestling convention that’s taking place in Nashville during the same weekend as WWE SummerSlam. Starrcast is run by Flair’s son-in-law Conrad Thompson. Flair is recognized as a 16-time world champion. He’s held world titles for the NWA, WCW, and WWE.Flair is a two-time WWE Hall of Famer. He was inducted individually in 2008 and inducted as a member of the Four Horsemen in 2012. In 2017, Flair survived a life-threatening health scare where he spent 10 days on life support following complications from an obstruction in his bowel.
Former New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is the newest notable NFL figure to take advantage of the broadcasting boom. Payton will sign with Fox Sports and likely assume a studio role on Fox NFL Sunday. We heard about him diving into broadcasting back in February and heard that Fox was discussing a deal with the 58-year-old to potentially have him succeed Troy Aikman as the lead color commentator. McCarthy reported Payton might earn as much as $10 million annually. But that didn’t happen….We’ve heard Brady is the next up for Aikman so it COULD be a temporary stop for Payton.
And finally — Jack Nicklaus says he was originally offered more than $100 million to help lead the Saudi backed Golf Invitational Series. “I was offered something in excess of $100 million by the Saudis, to do the job probably similar to the one that Greg Norman is doing. I turned it down. Once verbally, once in writing. I said, ‘Guys, I have to stay with the PGA Tour. I helped start the PGA Tour.'” Greg Norman, the Australian golfing legend, now serves as the CEO of LIV Golf and has been publicly spearheading the Saudi movement to create a rival to the PGA Tour