A Poll for Father’s Day Looked at the Top Dad Habits – LINK
Alleged Airbnb Renter Claims Rental Was Littered With Hidden Cameras in ‘Creepy’ Video – LINK
You Have to See This $2 Million Arizona Home With a Major League-Worthy Wiffle Ball Field – LINK
Police: Disgruntled worker vandalized Pageant, went on shooting spree – LINK
Jack Daniel’s and Coca-Cola Are Teaming Up to Bring the Classic Cocktail to Cans – LINK
Someone’s Little Kid Pooped in a Hardware Store’s Display Toilet – LINK
Boston transit agency to use sensors to tackle public urination on elevators – LINK
Test to Return to the U.S. by Air Will Be Dropped – LINK
Would You Release 100 Cockroaches in Your Home . . . for $2,000? – LINK
The National Average for Gas Hit $5 a Gallon for the First Time Ever – LINK
Last week we found out there’s a script for a “Joker” sequel with JOAQUIN PHOENIX called “Joker: Folie a deux”. And NOW, we find out LADY GAGA is in talks to join . . . as Harley Quinn. But wait, there’s more . . . sources say it’s also going to be a MUSICAL. No deals with the actors have been made just yet, and no other details are known, like if Gaga will provide any original music.
Lightyear is being banned in Saudi Arabia over the same-sex kiss scene in the movie. Hawthorne and her partner share a kiss in a scene in the movie, which was originally scratched by Disney, but reinstated after much backlash from online and Pixar’s employees. Reps over in Saudi Arabia said, “The movie is in violation of the country’s media content standards.” In April, the new Doctor Strange movie was also issued a ban because of the character America Chavez, who is gay in the film.
Rian Johnson has announced that the previously untitled Knives Out sequel will be called Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. Daniel Craig will reprise his role as the master detective in the follow-up to the hit Netflix film. The rest of the cast includes Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick and Madelyn Cline with Kate Hudson and Dave Bautista.
Even the most hardcore atheist has to give in and admit that karma is real. Because CHARLIE SHEEN’s daughter has joined one of the world’s most popular porn sites, and he can’t handle it. Sam Sheen, daughter of Charlie and DENISE RICHARDS, turned 18 in March . . . and yesterday she announced in an Instagram post that she’s on OnlyFans. Charlie doesn’t seem to think the fact that his home was once a popular drug den/ sexual oasis featuring a cast of porn stars has anything to do with how his daughter turned out. Instead, he blames Denise. He says, quote, “[Sam] is 18 years old now and living with her mother. This did not occur under my roof. I do not condone this, but since I’m unable to prevent it, I urged her to keep it classy, creative and not sacrifice her integrity.”
Hollywood is always one of the targets when it’s time to start throwing the blame around for gun violence in America. And this time, Hollywood is actually listening. About 200 folks, including Amy Schumer, Judd Apatow, and Jimmy Kimmel, signed an open letter urging the industry to be more responsible when they’re depicting gun use onscreen. It says, quote, “Like most of America, we are enraged by the recent mass shootings in NY and Texas. Considering there have been over 250 other mass shootings so far this year, something needs to be done.” They’re not calling for censorship, but they’d like Hollywood to start doing a few things, like showing consequences for reckless gun use, and limiting scenes that include children and guns.
JAMES CORDEN will be heading back to the U.K. to be closer to family after he wraps up “The Late Late Show” on CBS next spring. His production company partner Ben Turner said, quote, “Late’ is a big commitment that’s taken up so much of his time . . .
We’re just really excited about having him back in the U.K., and all the stuff that that entails, but it is a big moment for us.” James hasn’t given specifics of what his future plans are.
AMBER HEARD doesn’t blame the jury for ruling in favor of JOHNNY DEPP in their defamation trial. In a new interview, she says, quote, “I don’t blame them. I actually understand. He’s a beloved character and people feel they know him. He’s a fantastic actor.” But she does blame social media, just like her attorney did after the verdict. Quote, “Even somebody who is sure I’m deserving of all this hate and vitriol, even if you think that I’m lying . . .You still couldn’t look me in the eye and tell me that you think on social media there’s been a fair representation. You cannot tell me that you think that this has been fair.”
In a recent interview, JENNIFER ANISTON said she was glad she made her bones in the industry before social media, when people started becoming famous for, quote, “basically doing nothing.” She added, quote, “It’s almost, like, it’s diluting the actor’s job.” Well, Jennifer Aniston is the daughter of TWO ACTORS, and people were quick to point that out. And yes, the words “nepotism” and “privilege” got thrown around a lot in their responses.
The Rolling Stones canceled their concert in Amsterdam on Monday, just hours before it was due to start after lead singer Mick Jagger tested positive for COVID-19. The band announced the cancellation in a statement, saying the 78-year-old Jagger tested positive “after experiencing symptoms of COVID upon arrival at the stadium” on the outskirts of Amsterdam. There were no further details about his condition. In related news….see if YOU can guess this JEOPARDY question asked….
Ok…I am going to read these lyrics from the latest LIZZO song…I want you to listen closely and then tell me what word is causing some controversy….(“Hold my bag, b—h/ Hold my bag/ Do you see this s–t?/ I’m a spaz/ I’m about to knock somebody out/ Yo, where my best friend?/ She the only one I know to talk me off the deep end.” Any guesses? If you guessed “spaz” you are correct….And guess what….SHE’S CHANGING IT. Fans flocked to social media to call out the singer for her choice to use the word “spaz” in the opening verse, viewing it as a derogatory term.. “Hey @lizzo my disability Cerebral Palsy is literally classified as Spastic Diplegia (where spasticity refers to unending painful tightness in my legs) your new song makes me pretty angry + sad. ‘Spaz’ doesn’t mean freaked out or crazy. It’s an ableist slur. It’s 2022. Do better,” one disappointed listener wrote. She said quote “It’s been brought to my attention that there is a harmful word in the new song “GRRRLS” Let me make this clear: I never want to promote derogatory language. As a fat black woman in America, I’ve had many hurtful words used against me so I overstand the power words can have. I’m proud to say there’s a new version of the song with a lyrics change. This is the result of me listening and taking action.”
Diddy has been an influential part of pop culture for more than 30 years, and now, he’ll have the hardware to prove it. The 52 year old will be honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2022 BET Awards on June 26. The award, which has previously gone to the likes of Whitney Houston, Prince and more, honors those “who have not only significantly shaped culture through their extensive careers, but who have also been transformative leaders that consistently inspire generations by setting a true standard of excellence.” Diddy (born Sean Combs) founded his record label Bad Boy in the early 1990s, and it’s since gone on to become a hip-hop powerhouse, selling more than 100 million records worldwide. In addition to releasing music of his own, the three-time Grammy winner also has a successful fashion line and in 2013 launched REVOLT Media & TV, the first Black-owned multi-platform cable music network.
Kenny Loggins is bringing up an old beef he has had with Garth Brooks over his song, ‘Conviction of The Heart’. In Kenny Loggins’s new memoir, he talks about the feud and lawsuit over the song that he feels Garth Brooks ripped off with his track called ‘Standing Outside The Fire’. If you need a refresher…here is Garth’s. And here is Kenny’s. Kenny said, “Garth didn’t like that idea at all. His tone grew steely and defensive.” He continued, “Garth actually showed up in the courtroom with an acoustic guitar, ready to play the song live for the judge.” Loggins added, “Afterward, he said publicly something like, ‘Sometimes. you just have to pay to get people off your back.’ I let that one go. I haven’t seen him since.” Loggins and Brooks settled that case back in the day, but Kenny still seems to hold a grudge because of it
JOAN JETT is fed up with people sexually assaulting dolphins and she wants it to stop. Okay yeah, that sounds a little weirder than it is. She’s actually calling on SeaWorld to stop forcibly breeding dolphins and beluga whales. She issued a statement saying, quote, “In the park’s breeding program, unwilling female dolphins are taken from the water and sometimes even drugged so they can’t fight back while SeaWorld staff thrust tubes filled with semen into their uteruses.” She says some of the dolphins and whales have to endure this repeatedly, only for the babies to die or be taken away . . . and she calls it, quote, “disrespectful to these forms of intelligent life.”
Gotta check this out on the blog…its hysterical…. Josh Brolin and Jeremy Renner were supposed to interview each other, but Jeremy couldn’t make it. So Josh interviewed himself. Here is a quick little snippet from the interview.
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When people seem to talk about an actor’s struggle with weight or image, they are usually talking about women. But men go through drastic weight loss or excessive workout routines for movie roles, too. Here are a few examples:
- Zac Efrondidn’t have a carb for six months when shooting “Baywatch”.
- Christian Balelost 63 pounds for “The Machinist”. His daily diet was an apple, a can of tuna, and coffee.
- Chris Hemsworthlost 33 pounds in FOUR weeks for “In the Heart of the Sea”. He did this by only eating 500 calories a day . . . like only a boiled egg, a couple of crackers, and a celery stick.
- Jared Letolost 28 pounds for “Requiem for a Dream” by nibbling on raw vegetables . . . he even started to faint on set. Then when he did “Chapter 27” he had to gain 60 pounds which caused him to get gout.
- Matt Damonlost 50 pounds to play a heroin addict in “Courage Under Fire”. He ate mostly chicken breast and he consumed around 100 calories a day and ran 13 miles daily. He ended up damaging his adrenal gland which took over a year of medication to try to fix.
- Bradley Cooperhad to gain weight for “American Sniper”, so he ate 6,000 calories a day. His daily diet included five meals, a pre- and post-workout drink, and energy bars.
- Channing Tatumsaid doing the “Magic Mike” movies required starving himself, and being that lean is unhealthy.
- Miles Tellerhad to gain weight for “Top Gun: Maverick”. For breakfast he’d have six eggs, then work out . . . then have a shake, and TWO lunches, each with a chicken breast, a whole potato, and broccoli. Then another snack, and for dinner it would be 20 ounces of fish or steak.
Actors get rejected for roles all the time, obviously. But sometimes the reasons are odd, unexpected, and even shocking. Here are some examples:
- Andrew Garfieldwanted to be Prince Caspian in the “Chronicles of Narnia” movies, but he was told he wasn’t handsome enough.
- Brenda Songclaims she wasn’t allowed to audition for “Crazy Rich Asians” because her “image” wasn’t Asian enough. The director denies it, though.
- Robert Redfordgot turned down for “The Graduate”, because he was too handsome to play a “loser”. The much uglier Dustin Hoffman ended up with the part.
- Robin Williamswanted to play Hagrid . . . then later Remus Lupin . . . in the “Harry Potter” movies. But he was denied both times because they were only hiring Brits.
- Zoe Kravitztried out for “The Dark Knight Rises”, but was told she was “too urban.”
- Tom Hollandauditioned for Finn in the latest “Star Wars” trilogy, but he couldn’t stop laughing during the audition.
- Chris Kleinbombed his audition for “Mamma Mia!” because he couldn’t sing. That’s right, he auditioned for a singing part without being able to sing.
- Harry Stylesreally wanted to star in that new “Elvis” movie, but he was too . . . Harry Styles. Director Baz Luhrmann late explained, quote, “The real issue with Harry is he’s Harry Styles. He’s already an icon.”
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Academy Award winning stripper who wrote “Juno”, Diablo Cody is 44
Tennis legend Steffi Graf is 53. Remember back in 1993 when Monica Seles got STABBED during a match? The guy who stabbed her did it because he was so obsessed with Steffi, he thought taking out Monica would help her.
Former Baywatch star Yasmine Bleeth is 54.
Boy George is 61.
Former President Donald Trump is 76.
She played George Jefferson’s maid, Florence, on The Jeffersons. Marla Gibbs is 91
Today’s birthday girl has been in 45 fine films, including:
- The Amazon Nylon to Nylon Sex Fight
- Beach Blanket Smother
- The Best Of Trample 2
- Bob’s Video 176: Pantyhose Olympics
- Earl’s Angels 5
- Hotel Smotherfornia
- Krystal Method
- Natural Born Smoker
- And who can forget her role in 2004’s Terminatrix: Rise of the Asses
Tall Goddess is 44 years old!
The Cardinals’ rallied from a five-run deficit and ended up with a 7-5 victory against Pittsburgh at Busch Stadium last night. Dylan Carlson doubled to create the Cardinals’ final run. His homer completed a five-run inning in the sixth ignited by Paul Goldschmidt’s leadoff double. Goldschmidt broke the tie with a solo homer to lead off the seventh inning. It’s insanely hot out there so the Cardinals will sweat it out for two games today. The day-night double header with the Pirates starts at 12:15 today and the second game will start at 6:45.
Golden State’s Steph Curry struggled with his shot. The Warriors’ 3-point shooting evaporated. And the Boston Celtics (LINK) started to take control and looked like they might put themselves in position to win another road game in the playoffs…then, the Celtics had a mini-meltdown offensively and Golden State took advantage. With some strong bench play, the Warriors defeated the Celtics 104-94 in Game 5 of the NBA Finals last night. This was the 31st time a Finals series was tied at 2-2, and in the previous 30 instances, the Game 5 winner won the series 73.3% of the time (22-8). Golden State can win the championship in Game 6 on Thursday in Boston (8 pm. Central on ABC).
You remember he Tom Brady Miami Dolphins drama from a while back right? It was, as we’ve said many times since late February, a done deal. It was happening. It was lined up. During Super Bowl week, Brady would have been introduced as a minority owner of the Dolphins. After that, the Dolphins would have worked out a deal with the Saints for Sean Payton as head coach, with at least a first-round pick going from Miami to New Orleans. Then, presumably after the Buccaneers had acquired a new starting quarterback via trade or free agency, a deal would have been struck between Miami and Tampa Bay for Brady to play for the Dolphins. Well now, multiple reports added a key detail to the equation. The Dolphins were ready to give Payton a $100 million contract. They are saying it was a maybe 4 or 5 year deal so 20 mill a year. Dang. (LINK)
This dude, Dawson Gurley is well known around Northern California for being a look-alike of Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson. Gurley has fooled fans by signing autographs as Mr. Thompson in the past. He’s also been a fixture at both Oakland’s Oracle Arena and San Francisco’s Chase Center during Warriors game. But…not for much longer.
Gurley took to social media ahead of Game 5 of the NBA Finals (LINK) to report that he’s been banned from Warriors games for life.
He claims that he was let into Chase Center with employees and players of the Golden State Warriors without even showing his identification. He then proceeded to take part in pre-game warm-ups on the court. The Klay Thompson look-alike claims that the Warriors indicated they would not refund the $10,000 he spent on tickets for the game. He also noted that it’s absolutely worth it (LINK)