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Stats and Facts for National Beer Day – LINK

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Over 8 million Cash App users possibly affected by data breach from a former employee – LINK

A Town Removed 1,000 Daffodils from a Park to Make Sure Kids Don’t Eat Them – LINK

Honda and GM Deepen Ties, Promise ‘New Series’ of Affordable EVs – LINK

Easter eggs price hike? Bird flu, inflation cause egg prices to rise ahead of holiday and Passover – LINK

Southwest passenger allegedly masturbates in front of woman four times – LINK

A Zoo Is Worried That Teenage Gorillas Are Spending Too Much Time Looking at Cell Phones? – LINK

Yellowstone National Park Is Offering an Annual Pass . . . That Won’t Work Until 2172 – LINK

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Ezra Miller’s projects with Warner Bros. and DC are reportedly in jeopardy after they were arrested in Hawaii. The companies’ executives held an emergency meeting on March 30 to discuss the troubled actor’s future with the studio following their legal trouble on the island state, Rolling Stone reported Wednesday. The consensus of the meeting allegedly was to pause all future projects involving Miller, as well as any public appearances they may have had scheduled to support the DC Cinematic Universe. He had “frequent meltdowns” during production last year on “The Flash.” The insider described Miller as “losing it” on set but stressed they were not violent. Miller, who was the subject of 10 police calls in less than a month, allegedly stole a passport and wallet, which included a Social Security card, license and more. 

Celebrities who were born rich . . . 

  1. Ariana Grande’smom was the CEO of Hose-McCann Communications and her father owned a graphic design firm in Florida. 
  1. Adam Levine’sfamily owns the upscale retail chain M. Frederic. 
  1. Kateand Rooney Mara are football royalty.  Their mom’s family, the Rooneys, owns the Pittsburgh Steelers.  Their dad’s side, the Maras, owns the New York Giants. 
  1. Taylor Swift’sfather was a stockbroker at Merrill Lynch, and he even bought a stake in Taylor’s record company when she was recording her debut album. 
  1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus’family owns a multibillion-dollar firm called the Louis-Dreyfus Group. 
  1. Rashida Jones’dad is, of course, mega-producer Quincy Jones.  Her mother was actress Peggy Lipton. 
  1. Benedict Cumberbatchcomes from a family of, quote, “merchants and adventurers.”  Unfortunately for him, their holdings included a slave plantation in Barbados. 
  1. Salma Hayek’sfather was an oil industry executive . . . who supposedly bought her three tigers after she begged for them. 
  1. Edward Norton’sgrandfather invented the shopping mall, and developed the city of Columbia, Maryland. 
  1. Paul Giamatti’sfather was Bart Giamatti, the president of Yale.  He was also the commissioner of Major League Baseball for five months before he died of a heart attack in 1989.

There was a time, back in the ’90s, when SUNNY was one of the biggest names in pro wrestling.  She was the original WWE “Diva”, and in 2011 she entered the Hall of Fame.  But she’s been struggling for years. Over the past decade, she’s been arrested multiple times, for everything from DUI to burglary . . . she was even busted earlier this year for threatening a guy with scissors.  She’s been in and out of jail and rehab a bunch of times. And then there was her foray into PORN in 2016. And now this:  Sunny . . . whose real name is TAMMY SYTCH . . . caused a car crash last month in Ormond Beach, Florida, in which a 75-year-old man died.  And police think she was DRUNK at the time. According to the police report, Sunny was driving at a high rate of speed when she rear-ended another car that was stopped at a red light.  That car then hit a third car. It was the driver of the second car who was killed.  Sunny was hospitalized with unknown injuries.  Cops took a blood test, but there’s no word yet on the results. 

There’s an opera in the works based on the final days of KURT COBAIN, and it’ll premiere at the Royal Opera House in London this fall.  It’s called “Last Days”, and it’s based on the 2005 movie of the same name, which was a FICTIONALIZED account of the end of Kurt’s life . . . although the main character is named “Blake”. The composer, Oliver Leith, says the show, quote, “plunges into the torment that created a modern myth,” with the central character “haunted by objects, visitors and memories distracting him from his true purpose: self-destruction.” 

As you’ve probably heard by now, COACHELLA found not one, but TWO replacements for KANYE’s headlining slot . . . SWEDISH HOUSE MAFIA and THE WEEKND.Well, apparently the organizers weren’t intending on spending the same amount.  A source says Kanye was supposed to earn $8 million, plus a $500,000 production fee.  But they only offered The Weeknd “a few million.” Well, The Weeknd found out and threatened to drop out of the show. Also . . . how much is Swedish House Mafia being paid? 

There’s a new trailer for “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”.  “WandaVision” fans will see some familiar faces.  It’ll be exclusively in theaters on May 6th.  

45 year old Floyd Mayweather is returning to the ring in May for an exhibition boxing match on a literal helicopter landing pad in Dubai, He will take on St Louis’ own 42 year old  “Dangerous” Don Moore — 18-0-1, 12 KOs — in an 8 round exhibition fight on May 14. The event is being called “The Global Titans Fight Series”  And, Mayweather isn’t the only legend on the card.46-year-old MMA G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva  is boxing Brazilian star Bruno Machado.  The location of the boxing matches is pretty awesome. The fighters will box outside on the Burj Al Arab Hotel, one of UAE’s top hotels. It’ll be the first time Floyd returns to the ring since boxing YouTuber turned boxer Logan Paul on June 6. No winner was declared because the fight was an exhibition. 

ROB LOWE and his son JOHN OWEN LOWE will star in a Netflix series called “Unstable”.  It’s about an introverted man who goes to work for his eccentric father in order to “save him from disaster.” The show was inspired by the way John Owen trolls his dad on social media in real life. There’s no word when we can expect it.

CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY 

St. Louis’ own Tyron Woodley is 40.

The former Mrs. Jeff Bezos, MacKenzie Scott is 52.

Comic Bill Bellamy is 57.

Russell Crowe is 58.

The guy who finally knocked out Mike Tyson, Buster Douglas is 62.

John Oates from Hall & Oates is 64.

Jackie Chan is 68.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett is 68.

Director Francis Ford Coppola is 83

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April O’Neil

Today’s birthday girl has been in 435 fine films, including:

  • Aerial Ass
  • The Babysitter Diaries 7
  • Dark and Dirty
  • Extra Large With Extra Pepperoni Nipples
  • Hollywood’s Nailin Palin
  • Size Does Matter 3
  • Your Dirty Daughter
  • And who can forget her role in 2020’s Sonic The Vadgehog

April O’Neil is 35 years old

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Today is the day…it’s an unofficial holiday in the St. Louis area…it’s the home opener.  The Cardinals welcome in the Pirates as they start the 2022 baseball season.  Adam Wainwright will take the mound for what some are believing will be his last MLB season.  First pitch is scheduled for 3:15PM but the Opening Day ceremonies started pretty much Monday.  Here was you truly need to know.  10:30AM the party starts at BPV.  At noon the gates open and the ceremonies begin at 2:30PM.  If you are a baseball purist and want to watch the SEASON OPENER…it’s between the Brewers and Cubs at 1:20PM.

Jordan Hicks once said no matter what he’s been doing since making his MLB debut in 2018 — whether it was throwing a record-tying 105.1 mph out of the bullpen or rehabbing from injury — he always thought of himself as a starting pitcher. Nearly four years after debuting in the bigs as a reliever, Hicks has the starting title he’s always dreamt about. Cards manager Oli Marmol revealed that Hicks — the team’s former closer who worked exclusively out of the bullpen in Spring Training — will be their No. 5 starter. Hicks will follow Wainwright, Mikolas, Matz and Dakota Hudson in St. Louis’ rotation.

The Blues took on the Kraken last night and after blowing out the Coyotes on Monday, they continued their roll with a 4-1 win at Enterprise Center.  Goals from Robert Thomas, Justin Faulk, Jordan Kyrou, and then an empty netter from Ryan O’Reilly got the Blues the win.  Up next?  A game on Friday against the Wild @ Enterprise Center.  Puck drop scheduled for 7PM.

The NFL is looking to continue growing its market outside of the United States, and they’re willing to give up tackling to do it. To expand their popularity internationally, chief operating officer of NFL International Damani Leech said the league is looking to get more people involved in flag football as a part of its 10-year international growth plan. The league thinks the key to growing the league is by having exposure in the Olympics. So, their goal is to introduce flag football to the Olympics by the 2028 Summer Games. American football has not been recognized as an Olympic sport since 1932 when it was used as a demonstration sport.

NFL quarterback Deshaun Watson now will have to answer whether he had sex with 18 additional therapists who came to his defense about his massage habits last year. Watson is being sued by 22 other women who accused him of sexual misconduct during massage sessions in 2020 and early 2021. As part of the pre-trial process in those lawsuits, their attorneys have sought to have Watson answer written “requests for admission” about whether he had sex with the 18 therapists who publicly supported him after the lawsuits against him started in March 2021. Watson, who recently was traded to the Cleveland Browns, previously refused to answer these questions, saying it was harassing, private and not relevant, according to an objection filed by his attorneys in court.

New details about the circumstances surrounding Hope Solo‘s DUI arrest have been released. The former U.S. soccer player was caught allegedly driving under the influence on March 31in North Carolina. According to a report, a passerby noticed Solo had been “passed out behind [the] wheel for over [one] hour” before her arrest. The engine was reportedly running. When authorities woke her up, they allegedly noticed the scent of alcohol on her breath and that her eyes were red. Hope refused a field sobriety test, so a search warrant was issued for a blood sample. Hope was charged with impaired driving and resisting arrest. Because her 2-year-old twins, Lozen and Vittorio, were in the vehicle, she was also booked on misdemeanor child abuse.

The Masters – including Tiger Woods – tees off today.  Augusta National Golf Club chairman Fred Ridley said three-time Masters Champion Phil Mickelson pulled out of this year’s tournament and was eligible to compete if he wanted to. Mickelson notified Ridley, via text message, in late February or early March that he wouldn’t be playing in this week’s Masters. Mickelson, who last year became the oldest major champion at 50 with his unexpected victory at the PGA Championship, hasn’t played in a PGA Tour event in more than two months. He last played at the Farmers Insurance Open in late January and missed the cut. The first tee-time is at 7AM STL time.  Tiger Woods is scheduled to tee-off at 9:34AM.  Last years champ Hideki Matsuyama tees off at 9:45AM