What Are the Worst Things to Do on a First Date? – LINK
Condom giant prepares for a sales boom as global pandemic restrictions ease – LINK
When’s the Best Time of Day for Sex? 8% of Us Prefer an “Afternoon Delight” – LINK
Pepsi Releases New Nitrogen-Infused Cola That’s ‘Softer Than a Soft Drink’ – LINK
Florida man accused of stealing crossbow stuffed in his pants – LINK
Russia/Ukraine stuff: “Saturday Night Live” kicked off with a somber performance by the Ukrainian Chorus Dumka of New York. They sang in front of a table with lit candles spelling out the word “Kyiv”. Video on the blog.
Even MISS UKRAINE Anastasiia Lenna is taking up arms for her country. She says she is ready to shoot to kill.
GREEN DAY called off (LINK) their May 29th stadium show in Moscow.
DEE SNIDER is happy to approve (LINK) the Ukrainian people using TWISTED SISTER’s “We’re Not Gonna Take It” as a battle cry.
RYAN REYNOLDS and BLAKE LIVELY are stepping up for refugees who are fleeing Ukraine in the wake of the Russian invasion. They announced Saturday that they’ll match up to $1 million in donations to the United Nations Refugee Agency (LINK).
Tom Holland has 2 movies in the top 3 after this weekend. Uncharted, remained at number one at the US box office over the weekend while Spider-Man: No Way Home came in third place. Uncharted brought in another $23 million bringing its US total to over $83 million! Spider-Man brought in just under $6 million during its 11th weekend in theaters. Channing Tatum’s Dog was in second place at the US box office, earning just over $10 million.
The Foo Fighters’ horror comedy “Studio 666” has been labeled a flop by Billboard after the film came in at No. 8 at the U.S. box office for its opening weekend grossing an estimated $1.6 million after it opened at 2,306 theaters.
According to a OnePoll survey, out of 1,000 people . . . three-fourths of us plan on watching this year’s Oscars. But is that truly accurate, considering the low ratings in recent years? Only 23% of the people surveyed called the awards “overrated” . . . which is actually surprising. Only one in seven (14%) said they’re disinterested. 56% even said they plan on watching as many nominated movies as they can beforehand. We shall see in about a month. The Oscars are on Sunday, March 27th (LINK)
BILL PAXTON’s family settled with an anesthesiology group for $1 million, over his death after what they claim was a botched heart surgery. General Anesthesia Specialists Partnership does NOT have to admit any wrongdoing . . . in fact, they say that nothing they did . . . OR DIDN’T DO . . . caused or contributed to Bill’s death. But they settled to avoid, quote, “expensive and time-consuming litigation.” Paxton died of a stroke in 2017, after heart surgery at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. The family is still suing the hospital and the doctor who performed the surgery for wrongful death (LINK)
Amanda Bynes filed court documents in LA Wednesday to end her conservatorship of nearly nine years. “She believes her condition is improved and protection of the court is no longer necessary.” A hearing is scheduled for March 22. Her mother, Lynn Bynes, has had legal control of her personal, medical and financial affairs since August 2013. The legal arrangement began after Amanda, then 27, was hospitalized on an involuntary psychiatric hold for bizarre behavior, including allegedly starting a fire in a stranger’s driveway and pouring gasoline on her own dog. In 2014, Bynes revealed in a since-deleted tweet that she had been diagnosed as bipolar but was “fine” as she was on medication and seeing both a psychologist and a psychiatrist weekly. Possibly because of Britney Spears’ success in ending her 13-year conservatorship, Bynes has bumped up the timetable for a reassessment, which was not due until November. In her documents, the former actress is seeking to terminate the oversight of her person and estate. On Tuesday, she filed a capacity declaration in accordance with California state law, which requires all conservatorship cases to have a current assessment of a conservatee’s mental state (LINK)
Jason Miller — crew member on Alec Baldwin‘s “Rust” — is still recovering from a gnarly spider bite he got on set from a venomous brown recluse … but says he’s made some great progress in his recovery. AKA he is still in pain. The bite sent Jason to the hospital, where doctors talked about amputation — luckily that wasn’t necessary. He can’t lay down without his shoulder getting inflamed, making it hard to sleep at night. He also has a problem with range of motion. He still cannot raise his arms in the air even when he just doesn’t care. He still cant reach behind his back, so his “pick a hand game” is shut down. A GoFundMe was created shortly after he was hospitalized — currently sitting at $14,600. Jason says the money has been a huge weight off his back … putting $3K towards renting a new home and the rest going to savings … since it’s uncertain when he’ll work again. He did get worker’s comp from the insurance company associated with “Rust”. Which apparently was a struggle (LINK)
If you ever visit the Washington National Cathedral, look closely and you might see a gargoyle that looks a lot like DARTH VADER. Because it IS Darth Vader. It’s there as a result of a contest that was held in the ’80s to design a “grotesque” for the cathedral. Before you ask . . . a grotesque is basically a gargoyle that doesn’t spout water. Actual gargoyles have spouts to drain rainwater. The limestone Lord Vader has been adorning the cathedral since 1986. It’s hard to see without a pair of binoculars though.
SIMON COWELL has mentioned this before and he did again on Late night with Seth Meyers. He was asked once, as a well known judge of course, to watch a couple have sex and then judge it for them. He was offered $150,000 to do it and says he turned them down. Now he regrets it and says if they asked him again he would
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Former Cardinal’s center fielder Randy Arozarena is 27.
Country guy Jason Aldean is 45.
Hockey Hall of Famer Eric Lindros is 49.
Lead singer of the band Train, Patrick Monahan is 53.
Former Cincinnati Bengals fullback Ickey Woods is 56.
John Turturro is 65.
Gilbert Gottfried is 67.
Actress Bernadette Peters is 74.
Racecar driving legend Mario Andretti is 82.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 371 fine films, including:
- Apprentass 6
- The Back Doors of Prague 1 & 2
- Daddy’s Little Princess
- Fast Times at Deep Crack High 12
- Girls Night Out In Tijuana
- Liquid Gold 7 & 9
- Perverted Stories 28
- And who can forget her role in 2001’s Dead Men Don’t Wear Rubbers
Dominica Leoni is 42 years old
Yesterday the Blues were in action against the Blackhawks in Chicago after a game against Buffalo on Friday at Enterprise Center. On Friday – the Blues got the 5-3 win. Yesterday, an even better performance. The Blues went into Chicago and shutout the Blackhawks with goals from Jordan Kyrou, Pavel Buchnevich, and two from David Perron gave the Blues the 4-0 win. The Blues are off until Wednesday when they are in New York to take on the Rangers at 630PM.
Despite a long day of conversations between MLB and the MLBPA on Sunday, the sides still remain far apart on a new collective bargaining agreement. The six-plus hours of meetings came one day before the league-imposed deadline that will trigger the cancellation of regular-season games. If the sport doesn’t have a new collective bargaining agreement by the end of negotiations on today, Opening Day on March 31 will be canceled along with potentially a week’s worth of games. Some sources say that owners are preparing for the entire season to be locked out because of the gap between the two sides. Others are saying that while some of the games will most likely be cancelled, they think that a deal will be in place before the start of the regular season.
The Mets are on the verge of Major League Baseball history with their latest front office addition. New York is reportedly hiring Elizabeth Benn as their director of Major League operations. She would become the highest-ranked woman in baseball operations in club history. The reported hire is the latest addition to a growing list of significant moves the franchise has made in recent months. The Mets hired Billy Eppler as their general manager in November, and in January, the team hired former Tennessee and Texas Tech softball player Gretchen Aucoin, the franchise’s first woman on-field coach, to a role in its farm system.
New York City mayor Eric Adams announced that if the city continues to show a low level of risk in spreading COVID-19, he will remove the vaccine requirements for indoor dining, fitness and entertainment venues on March 7. However, the private sector mandate would still prohibit Kyrie Irving from playing in home games. Irving is unvaccinated and has only been playing on the road for the Nets due to the city’s vaccination mandate. It looks like he’ll have to wait a little bit longer to play at the Barclays Center. However, he can now attend home games as a spectator.
Vasiliy Lomachenko, ESPN’s No. 8 pound-for-pound boxer, has joined a territorial defense battalion in Ukraine as the country attempts to fend off an invasion from Russia. The two-time Olympic gold medalist was shown armed and wearing military fatigues in an image posted to his Facebook page on Sunday. The 34-year-old was in Greece when the invasion began, and his flight home to Ukraine on Friday was delayed due to air traffic being grounded. He flew into Bucharest and traveled through Romania on Saturday to reach his home outside of Odessa to be with his family. Lomachenko, a former three-division champion, is closing in on a June 5 fight in Australia against undisputed lightweight champion George Kambosos, a title bout that would be televised on June 4 in the States.
FIFA backed away from immediately expelling Russia from World Cup qualifying on Sunday but said it remained an option, deciding instead the squad can play using the “RFU” acronym of its football federation, the Russian Football Union. The unanimous ruling was that the Russian flag and anthem can’t be associated with the team as well.
In a shocking move, Buccaneers Pro Bowl left guard Ali Marpet is retiring, he announced on Instagram. Marpet is just 28 years old and finished off his first Pro Bowl season. He is considered arguably one of the top — if not the top — Buccaneers offensive linemen. A source says that Marpet made the decision due to concerns for his overall health. “After seven formidable years with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, I’ve come to the decision to retire from the game that has given me so much. I’ve made Tampa Bay my home and I look forward to serving this community in the coming years. To the coaches and teammates, family and friends, an Instagram post simply can’t express the profound impact you’ve had on me. I’m eternally grateful. Thank you Tampa Bay.” Marpet was due to make $10 million in 2022.
For the first time in HISTORY…all teams that were ranked 1 thru 6 in the college basketball rankings…LOST on Saturday. Yes, you heard me correct….all 6 lost on the same time for the first time in history. Here’s how the local teams did this weekend: Mizzou lost to LSU on the road 75-55, they take on South Carolina tomorrow. SLU lost to Richmond on the road on Friday – they are in Rhode Island for a road game on Wednesday. And 15th ranked Illinois beat the Wolverines in Michigan yesterday. Their name game is Thursday at home against Penn State.
And finally — Liverpool won the Carabao Cup after a dramatic penalty shootout. Following 120 minutes at Wembley Stadium, Chelsea goalkeeper Kepa Arrizabalaga missed the penalty after the Liverpool goalie scored. But after some excellently taken penalties, with no players missing and neither keepers making a save, Arrizabalaga — subbed on shortly before the final whistle because of his penalty shootout expertise — blasted the decisive penalty over the bar. Liverpool got the win after the 11-10 shootout advantage