I got away’: Texas man who bragged on YouTube after recording himself fleeing cops now facing felony charges – LINK
A Man Set Fire to His Car . . . To Discourage Thieves from Stealing from It – LINK
Man arrested for impersonating federal marshal, trying to steal car, police say – LINK
An Armed Robber Stayed at a Crime Scene . . . to Eat a Victim’s Fried Chicken – LINK
An Inmate Was Busted Trying to Escape Prison . . . Disguised as a Sheep? – LINK
Man shoots friend in arm, says he thought gun was unloaded – LINK
Pennsylvania police say sex doll mistaken for human remains – LINK
Michigan teacher plants bomb threat note to get day off, police say – LINK
McDonald’s Is Removing a “McCrispy” Sign . . . Next to a Crematorium – LINK
We knew Bruce Willis wasn’t going to get better, but this is still sad: The family issued a statement yesterday, revealing that he’s now been diagnosed with frontotemporal dementia . . . also known as FTD. And it’s hindering his ability to communicate. It was a year ago next month that Bruce announced he was retiring, after being diagnosed with a neurological disorder called aphasia. He’s 67 years old. In the statement, the family said, quote, “As Bruce’s condition advances, we hope that any media attention can be focused on shining a light on this disease that needs far more awareness and research.” They added, quote, “We have been so moved by the love you have all shared for our dear husband, father, and friend during this difficult time. Your continued compassion, understanding, and respect will enable us to help Bruce live as full a life as possible.” The statement was signed by Bruce’s wife, his kids, and his ex-wife Demi Moore. (You can read the whole thing here.)
Woody Harrelson will enter the Five-Timers Club when he hosts SNL on February 25th with Jack White as the musical guest. Then Saturday Night Live returns with some new blood! Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce will make his hosting debut on March 4, joined by first-time musical guest Kelsea Ballerina! Wednesday star Jenna Ortega will then host the following week, on March 11, alongside second-time musical guest The 1975. Kelce is far from the first athlete to host SNL. Over the years, Michael Jordan, Charles Barkley, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Eli Manning have all graced the Studio 8H stage. As for Ortega, she’ll also be making her SNL hosting debut and appears next in Scream VI, which hits theaters on March 10.
Rapper T-Pain is about to re-imagine other people’s music. He announced the ‘On Top of the Covers’ album, which will feature nothing by cover songs. T-Pain said, “It got put on hold for a bit, but now that I’m independent, I’m able to do whatever I want…and this is something I’ve felt strongly about for a long time.” Covers include Black Sabbath’s “War Pigs” and Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believin'”. He added, “These songs are not what you’d expect when you hear that T-Pain is doing a covers album and that is what I think is cool about it.”
Netflix has announced its doc on Pornhub will premiere on March 15th. ‘Money Shot’ will look at the history of the internet’s most famous adult entertainment platform, its controversies and backlash. Netflix writes “As anti-trafficking organizations seek justice for victims, can the online giant protect those from whom they profit, or is this a new wave of censorship for adult performers making consensual porn?” Director Suzanne Hillinger said “This documentary requires us to grapple with what sexuality and consent means when billion-dollar internet platforms thrive on user-generated content.”
Harrison Ford doesn’t just live the ranch life as Jacob Dutton on the hit Yellowstone prequel 1923. The film icon also lives on an 800-acre ranch in real life … and he’s actually been there for decades. Ford and his wife, Calista Flockhart, spend most of their time on 800 acres in Jackson, Wyo., where Ford has lived since leaving Hollywood full-time in the ’80s. “I’m old news. I’ve been there (Hollywood) for 35 years.” the movie star told Parade. “When I’m up in Wyoming, I just walk out the door and keep walking…if my chores are done and there’s nothing more pressing and the weather’s good, I’ll go flying–I love to fly up there–or walk in the woods, do some work, ride my road bike or mountain bike.”
As for how those life choices might have impacted his career, Harrison tells the Hollywood Reporter that “Hollywood” is a euphemism for a business that reaches into many other places now, including Montana, where he films 1923. “The movie business is everywhere now,’ . “It’s in Atlanta. It’s in New Orleans. People are building studios in Montana with a big investment. The question is: How do you want to spend your life? How much freedom do you have against how much freedom do you want? Do you care if you miss roles or not? Do you want to be there for everything? I lived in Los Angeles for a long time before I left. I wanted it for my kids.” Season 1 of 1923 is currently streaming via Paramount+, with new episodes every Sunday. The show has been renewed for a second season.
Ryan Seacrest is leaving “Live with Kelly and Ryan” after six seasons. He will be replaced by Kelly Ripa’s husband, Mark Consuelos. Ryan will continue to host until the spring, when goes back to hosting “American Idol”. But he said he’ll return to guest host. Quote, “Working alongside Kelly over the past six years has been a dream job and one of the highlights of my career. I also want to thank the entire staff and crew . . . “It’s been a memorable ride and now I’m excited to pass the baton to Kelly’s ‘real’ husband, Mark.” Mark has been a guest host on occasion. Kelly said having him join will be, quote, “the nation’s weirdest social experiment.” But she thinks he’s the only one “capable of holding Ryan’s torch the way [he] held it.” (Hollywood Reporter) (Watch Ryan’s announcement here.)
A video shows a lady, identified as Nikita Mathis, grabbing Busta Rhymes’s butt as he walked through a trade show in Las Vegas. Busta turned and threw a drink at Mathis for her effort. Mathis tried to justify her actions. She said, “I didn’t mean to touch his behind honestly I was just happy to meet him and wanted a pic. Been a long-time fan I admit I shouldn’t have touched him at all, but he’s BUSTA I felt like I could possibly get a pic.” People on social media came for Mathis saying she was wrong for playing grab ass with a Hip-Hop legend. One person tweeted, “She violated his space! She grabbed his butt without consent! If he turned and swung, and she went night night y’all would be in an uproar. Busta needs that same energy y’all give men that do this.”
Guy Fieri made his son Ryder drive an old minivan for a year, before he could upgrade to a different car. The condition was that he couldn’t get any tickets. Well, his son did it, so Guy set up a scavenger hunt for his birthday to reveal the big “gift”. It was his older brother Hunter’s truck that he’s been wanting. Guy paid for half of it, and Ryder paid for the other half. And Guy had it taken in to get detailed. He said, quote, “I’ve never seen him happier about a gift he was getting. I mean, what is the gift? The gift is, ‘Hey, you have to pay half the money we’ll pay the other half.’ But he was really excited.” (People)
There’s another sequel to “I Know What You Did Last Summer” in the works. Jennifer Love Hewitt and Freddie Prinze Jr. are in talks to return. But Sarah Michelle Gellar is NOT. And there’s a very simple reason for that. Sarah says, quote, “I am dead. I am dead dead.” She added, quote, “I don’t have a head! You can’t write for someone that doesn’t have a head. I’m dead.'” “I Know What You Did Last Summer” came out in 1997. That’s the one Sarah died in . . . which is why she wasn’t in “I Still Know What You Did Last Summer” in 1998 (People)
We all know Emily Ratajkowski from Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” video. Some of ya’ll watched it WAY too much. But did you ever bother to learn how to pronounce her name right? Even if you THINK you know, you probably don’t. In an interview during New York Fashion Week, Emily finally gave us the proper pronunciation. It’s Rat-Ah-Kof-Ska. See, you probably thought you were all cool because you knew the “J” was silent. But did you know that it ended with an “A” sound instead of an “I”? I bet you didn’t. (???) (Page Six) (Here’s video.)
John Wick won’t stop until he’s finally regained his freedom. John Wick: Chapter 4 trailer is on the blog and looks awesome….again – MARCH 24 is the release
A university professor in London with a PhD in music psychology claims to have cracked the formula to creating a happy song. (???) Basically the song has to be in a major key, with 137 beats per minute, and other musical technicalities. Oh, and dance-ability is a must.
Here are the Top 10 songs that follow his formula:
- “Good Vibrations”, The Beach Boys
- “I Got You (I Feel Good)”, James Brown
- “House of Fun”, Madness
- “Get the Party Started”, Pink
- “Uptown Girl”, Billy Joel
- “Sun Is Shining”, Bob Marley
- “I Get Around”, The Beach Boys
- “Y.M.C.A.”, Village People
- “Waterloo”, ABBA
- “September”, Earth, Wind & Fire
The guy who came up with the formula even teamed up with some musicians to make the perfect happy song. It’s called “The Lighter Note”, and you can check it out on Soundcloud (Here’s a direct link. No offense to those involved, but I don’t see this thing burning up the charts.)
No actor gets every part he or she goes out for. But sometimes the reason someone doesn’t end up in a particular role can be kind of shady or petty. Here are 10 examples:
- Michelle Pfeiffer was up for the role of Vicki Vale in 1989’s “Batman”. But Michael Keaton was her ex-boyfriend, and he didn’t want her in the part, because he was trying to get back with his ex-wife at the time.
But she did end up playing Catwoman in the sequel, “Batman Returns”.
- Robin Williams was offered the part of the Joker in “Batman”, but when he got back to them, they said they’d already given it to Jack Nicholson. Apparently, Robin was just the bait to get Jack to “get off the pot” and commit.
- Beyoncé wanted to be the voice of Princess Tiana in “The Princess and the Frog”, but she refused to audition. She thought they should just give it to her. They gave it to Anika Noni Rose instead.
- Beyoncéalso turned down the part of Plumette the feather duster in the 2017 “Beauty and the Beast” remake, because she thought it was too small.
- Richard Gere was supposed to be in the 1974 movie “The Lords of Flatbush”. But during a lunchbreak, he spilled mustard and chicken grease on Sylvester Stallone, and they got into a physical fight.
Stallone once said, quote, “The director had to make a choice: one of us had to go, one of us had to stay. Richard was given his walking papers and to this day seriously dislikes me.”
- When Meryl Streep auditioned for the 1976 “King Kong” remake, the producer . . . who was Italian . . . told someone else she was too ugly for the part. He said it in Italian, thinking Meryl wouldn’t understand . . . but she DID.
She kind of told him off . . . and Jessica Lange ended up with the part.
- Russell Crowe declined to play Wolverine in the “X-Men” franchise, because he didn’t want to be overly associated with wolves, since his character in “Gladiator” was.
Apparently, he didn’t realize that a “wolverine” isn’t a wolf, it’s more closely related to weasels, badgers, otters, and ferrets.
- Olivia Wilde was up for Margot Robbie’s part in “The Wolf of Wall Street”. She was initially told she was “too sophisticated” for it . . . but she later found out they thought she was too OLD.
- Will Smith could have been Neo in “The Matrix”, but he decided to do “Wild Wild West” instead . . . and it flopped. His reasoning at the time was that he thought “Wild Wild West”would be a bigger hit.
- Michael Jackson could have been Jar Jar Binks in the “Star Wars” prequels, but George Lucas was dead-set on doing it with CGI. Michael wanted to do it in prosthetics and makeup (Check out the full list here.)
Today’s birthday girl has been in fine films, including:
– The Anal Chiropractor
– Ass Ventura Crack Detective
– Hotel Sodom 2
– Juicy Cheerleaders
– Make The Bitches Beg 2
– Pizzas Hot Tubs And Bimbos
– Rectal Rodeo
– And who can forget her role in 1995’s Fat The Bald And The Ugly
Candy Conner is 52 years old.
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Ed Sheeran is 32.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt is 42.
Paris Hilton is 42.
Jerry O’Connell is 49. He starred in “Stand By Me”, “Jerry Maguire”, and “Kangaroo Jack”. He’s married to Rebecca Romijn.
Billie Joe Armstrong is 51.
Denise Richards is 52. One of that very select group of special women who can proudly declare, “I married Charlie Sheen!”
Michael Bay is 58. “Transformers” director who would NEVER choose artistic direction over a GIANT EXPLOSION. Or character development over a GIANT EXPLOSION. Or anything in the world over a GIANT EXPLOSION.
Michael Jordan is 60 and worth $2.2 BILLION.
Lou Diamond Phillips is 61.
Jim Brown is 87. Football Hall-of-Famer who played for the Cleveland Browns.
Jillian Michaels is 49. “Biggest Loser” trainer.
Molly Ringwald is 55.
Dr. Dre is 58.
Vanna White is 66. She makes $10 million a year turning letters on “Wheel of Fortune” and is worth $90 million.
John Travolta is 69. He’s worth $250 million and can park jets in his driveway.
Dennis DeYoung is 76. Styx singer.
Yoko Ono is 90 and inexplicably worth $700 million.
And on Sunday
Millie Bobby Brown is 19. Eleven on “Stranger Things”.
Benicio Del Toro is 56.
Jeff Daniels is 68.
Tony Iommi is 75. He recently wrapped up an amazing career with Black Sabbath.
Smokey Robinson is 83. Rock and Roll Hall of Famer.
Former Cardinals catcher, broadcaster Tim McCarver passes away – LINK
Thomas has 3 points for Blues in win against Devils – LINK
St. Louis Battlehawks 2023 schedule released – LINK