Students aboard an Ohio school bus dial 911, accuse driver of crime that never occurred, police say – LINK
Marquette High School dismisses early Friday due to another social media threat – LINK
Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon accidents – LINK
Jason David Frank (LINK) — one of the original “Power Rangers” – died over the weekend. The actor and mixed martial artist died in Texas. Sources say his death was the result of suicide. JDF is best known as Tommy Oliver from the original run of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” franchise, dating back to the kids series’ debut in 1993 … when he was introduced as one of six crime/monster-fighting superheroes, masked head to toe with kung-fu skills. Fans will remember … he started out as the Green Ranger in Season 1, introduced at first as an enemy of the Power Rangers — only to do a 180 and become good. After his powers start to deteriorate, however, he’s turned into the White Ranger … and tapped as the new leader of the group. His onscreen fighting abilities translated into the real world … Frank was a professionally trained MMA brawler, who was well-versed in everything from Taekwondo, Muay Thai, Judo, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and others. He fought professionally for a time from 2008 to 2010. Frank was 49.
The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony began streaming on HBOMax over the weekend. It went down back on November 5th in L.A. We have some highlights for you. First off….Dolly Parton was introduced by Pink, then Dolly explained how she almost passed on the honor. Dolly explained that if she’s going to be in the Rock Hall, she better rock, so she has a rock album coming out next year. She performed one song that will be on it, “Rockin'”. Here’s a taste. Sheryl Crowe and Zac Brown Band covered Dolly’s 9 to 5 and here’s what that sounded like. They paid tribute to artists we lost in 2022. John Mellencamp and Bruce Springsteen came out with the Zac Brown Band to perform a song in honor of Jerry Lee Lewis, “Great Balls of Fire”. And finally — Eminem was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and immediately gave doubt to him being included.
Ultimate Classic Rock is looking ahead to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s class of 2023 and the writers believe that two big rock acts could be inducted next year: Soundgarden and Queens of The Stone Age. Both writers Allison Rapp and Bryan Rollo agree that Queens of The Stone Age will likely enter the Hall next year. Rolli said “Queens of the Stone Age seem like the safest bet, given Josh Homme’s classic-rock resume and status as one of the genre’s “new” elder statesmen alongside the likes of Dave Grohl and Jack White.” Other names thrown around for at least a nomination into next year’s Hall of Fame class included Alice in Chains and Oasis and a solo Ozzy Osbourne.
The holiday season is here and to kick off the most wonderful time of the year, the iconic Rockefeller Center tree lighting ceremony will take place on Nov. 30. An all-star lineup of major performers will be a part of the festivities including Alicia Keys, Jimmie Allen, David Foster and Katharine McPhee, Brett Eldredge, the Muppets of Sesame Street, Dan + Shay, the Radio City Rockettes and more! Additionally, Blake Shelton and Gwen Stefani will perform their festive, romantic duet, “You Make It Feel Like Christmas,” at the 90th annual event.
The Marvel sequel held the top spot for a second week bringing in $67 million. Wakanda Forever has grossed $546 million worldwide since opening. The rest of the top five movies are The Menu, The Chosen, Black Adam, and Ticket to Paradise. A new ‘Fandom’ study suggests that Marvel shouldn’t have been constantly pumping out content over the last two years. The poll found that 36% of Marvel fans feel fatigued by constant MCU content. Marvel doesn’t plan to stop its barrage of theater and streaming content, though, with plans for new features through 2032! 20% of DC’s fans are worn out from the amount of DCU contest, too.
Olivia Wilde and Harry Styles split up, but everything’s cool between them. In fact, one source even described them as being “on a break.” Quote, “There is no bad blood between them. Harry didn’t dump Olivia, or vice versa . . . It’s impossible to have a relationship when he’s in every continent next year and Olivia has her job and her kids. “This is the right thing for both of them.” Olivia even took her kids to Harry’s show in L.A. last week, even though they already knew they were planning to spend time apart.
Drew Barrymore’s days of being a FREAK IN THE SHEETS are behind her. On her “Drew’s News” podcast, she said, quote, “I can understand certain kinky things. Listen, I’ve tried everything. I’ve done everything . . . that’s why I’m so boring now.” She added, quote, “I’m not a person who needs sex and has to go out there and engage with people on that level. “I am someone who is deeply committed to fostering how young girls, my daughters, and myself as a woman, are supposed to function in this world.”
“Indians Jones 5” will take place in the 1960s . . . and yet somehow, Indy still finds himself fighting the Nazis. The movie is set against the backdrop of the space race between the U.S. and the Soviet Union. But the Big Bad played by Mads Mikkelsen is based on Wernher von Braun, a real-life former Nazi who went on to become a NASA engineer. Screenwriter Jez Butterworth says, quote, “The simple fact is that the moon-landing program was run by a bunch of ex-Nazis. How ‘ex’ they are is the question. And it gets up Indy’s nose.”
The series finale of “The Walking Dead” aired last night. And some actors from the show kept a memento to remember the Zombie Apocalypse by. Here are some highlights:
- Jeffrey Dean Morgan(Negan): He kept Lucille, you know the bat he’d bash people’s brains out with.
- Norman Reedus(Daryl): He left the final day on set in his entire costume.
- Melissa McBride(Carol): She kept the hair tie of Carol’s daughter Sophia.
- Cailey Fleming(Judith): She kept the first and last pair of boots she wore
- Lauren Cohan(Maggie): She kept her boots, her chair, and some of her favorite photos.
- Josh McDermitt(Eugene): He was gifted his mullet.
- Director Greg Nicotero: He brought back a big truck of props to L.A. from Atlanta.
Ticketmaster doesn’t want any “bad blood” between Taylor Swift and her fans. Hours after Taylor blasted Ticketmaster over the disastrous ticket rollout for The Eras Tour, the company issued an apology to both the singer and her fans. In a lengthy statement late Friday, the company wrote: “We strive to make ticket buying as easy as possible for fans, but that hasn’t been the case for many people trying to buy tickets for Taylor Swift ‘The Eras’ Tour. First, we want to apologize to Taylor and all of her fans – especially those who had a terrible experience trying to purchase tickets.” The company said that it is working to “shore up our tech for the new bar that has been set by demand” for her tour. “Once we get through that, if there are any next steps, updates will be shared accordingly,” it wrote. Ticketmaster’s statement, titled “Taylor Swift The Eras Tour Onsale Explained,” can be read in the links.
Taylor Swift walked into the “American Music Awards” with six nominations. She walked out with six American Music Awards, including Artist of the Year. While accepting that one, she said, quote, “I have the fans to thank, essentially, for my happiness. I love you more than I can say. I cannot express how unbelievable it is to me that I still get to do this and that you still care. “So thank you, underlined with 13 exclamation points. I don’t know what to say.” She also won Favorite Pop Album for the REMAKE of her 10-year-old album “Red” . . . and Favorite Music Video for “All Too Well: The Short Film”. Last night’s other winners included Harry Styles, BTS, Morgan Wallen, Nicki Minaj, Kenrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Machine Gun Kelly, Ghost, and Maneskin. If there was one moment from the show that had people talking it was Kelly Rowland presenting the award for Favorite Male R&B Artist. Chris Brown won it, but he wasn’t there. When she announced his name, people started booing. And Kelly got seriously IRKED. She told the crowd to CHILL OUT, and then she went full-on Team Chris. She said, quote, “I wanna tell Chris thank you so much for making great R&B music, and I wanna tell him thank you for being an incredible performer. I’ll take this award [and] bring it to you. I love you. Congratulations.” Chris actually claimed on Saturday that he was supposed to do a Michael Jackson tribute at the AMAs, but it was canceled at the last minute. There’s been no official word on that, though.
Elton John won the Collaboration of The Year at the American Music Awards on Sunday night for “Cold Heart”, his duet with pop star Dua Lipa. Coldplay beat Elton John and The Rolling Stones for Favorite Touring Artist at the AMAs. Ghost’s ‘Impera’ won an AMA for Best Rock Album. The ‘Elvis’ sountrack won the American Music Award for Favorite Soundtrack. Favorite Rock Song AMA went to Maneskin for “Beggin'” while Machine Gun Kelly won Favorite Rock Artist.
Ticketmaster’s deplorable “dynamic pricing” system has led to some Bruce Springsteen tickets to exceed $5,000. And Bruce doesn’t seem too bothered by that. In an interview with “Rolling Stone”, Bruce says that for the past 49 years, he’s been purposely charging UNDER market value. But this time he told his people, quote, “Hey, we’re 73 years old. The guys are there. I want to do what everybody else is doing, my peers.” While he admits that ticket buying has gotten “very confusing,” Bruce says, quote, “most of our tickets are totally affordable.” He adds, quote, “The ticket broker or someone is going to be taking that money. I’m going, ‘Hey, why shouldn’t that money go to the guys that are going to be up there sweating three hours a night for it?'” Then he added, quote, “I know it was unpopular with some fans, but if there’s any complaints on the way out, you can have your money back.”
The best Christmas commercials include animated classics and several vintage spots that may still be aired today. The ads on this list are those most of us know well and love. Many of the retro Christmas ads feature encounters with Santa Claus, not surprisingly. Some are adorable, others are straight up tearjerkers, but all of the holiday commercials listed here are memorable in some way.
Which nostalgic Christmas commercials do you think are the best?
- HERSHEY’S KISSES CHRISTMAS COMMERCIAL
- M&Ms MEET SANTA “I DO EXIST”
- CAMPBELL’S MELTING SNOWMAN
- POLAR BEAR & PENGUIN COKE COMMERCIAL
- FOLGERS COFFEE…PETER COMES HOME
- SANTA OREO’S COMMERCIAL
- FRUITY PEBBLES SANTA COMMERCIAL
- AT&T GINGERBREAD COMMERCIAL
- SANTA RIDES A NORELCO RAZOR SLED
- 1975 MCDONALDS COREY FELDMAN COMMERCIAL
AND FINALLY – JUST FOR FUN….A TIKTOK USER HAS CREATED AN RnB VERSION OF A POPULAR ROCK SONG…AND IT WORKS SO WELL. IT’S A JAM….
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
Her Single “Call Me Maybe” was the Best-Selling Single of 2012, Carly Rae Jepsen is 37.
Two time WWE Divas Champion Nikki Bella is 39.
Nikki’s sister Brie Bella is 39.
Michael Strahan is 51.
One of the greatest baseball players of all-time, Ken Griffey Jr. is 53.
Former Cowboy’s quarterback and now Joe Buck’s partner in the booth, Troy Aikman is 56.
Bjork is 57.
Goldie Hawn is 77.
Stan Musial would have been 102 today
Today’s birthday girl has been in 465 fine films, including:
– 7 The Hardway 2
– Attention Whores 7
– Bound Gagged Shagged
– Caution Your Azz is In Danger 4
– I Love The Soul Pole 2
– Lolly’s Boudoir of Depravity
– The Thrilla in Vanilla 10
– And who can forget her role in 2013’s Weapons of Mass Satisfaction
Angel Long is 42 years old
Albert Pujols received another accolade on Saturday. His eighth installment of the Stan Musial Lifetime Achievement Award for Sportsmanship was given to him at Saturday evening’s Musial Awards at Stifel Theatre. Musial’s daughter, Jean Edmonds said that Pujols is “The perfect recipient,” “We love Albert. Like my daughter will say during her speech tonight, watching Albert when he was here was the closest I got to watching my dad, because I was four when he retired. They had a very special bond.” Albert received the award with teary eyes. Congrats Albert.
My drummer in Goldfinger is a season ticket holder for the Anaheim Ducks and a huge fan. We were watching Saturday night before our show and it was nice for me to hear him groaning in the corner the whole game as the Blues beat up the Ducks and went on to win it with a final score of 6-2. Buchnevich doubled up – with two goals and two assists. The four points matched a career high achieved as a member of the New York Rangers. Buchnevich left the ice Saturday night thinking he had established a new career high with five points on two goals and three assists. But about 45 minutes after the game, the NHL removed his assist on the Blues’ last goal of the night – scored by Robert Thomas with 4:32 to play. But hey 4 points isn’t all that bad. At 9-8-0 the Blues have climbed above .500 for the first time since late October. www.stltoday.com Blues take on the Ducks again tonight here at home with a 7pm start.
Nick, the drummer I mentioned also really hates the Kansas City Chiefs and Patrick Mahomes. So I’m sure it wasn’t easy for him Sunday. The division isn’t clinched yet, but it won’t be long. The Chiefs got a scare but escaped with a key 30-27 win on Sunday night (LINK) at the Los Angeles Chargers. The Chargers took a 27-23 lead with 1:46 left after some great plays by Justin Herbert, but that was a lot of time for Mahomes. Everyone watching could guess how the game would end. Mahomes led a long drive and hit Travis Kelce for a 17-yard touchdown with 31 seconds left for the lead. It was Kelce’s third touchdown of the game.
Kansas City is 8-2, with a three-game lead and the tiebreaker over the 5-5 Chargers. The Chiefs would need to lose four times the rest of the season to give the Chargers any chance, and that’s extremely unlikely (LINK)
Cordarrelle Patterson entered Sunday in a three-way tie for the most kickoff-return touchdowns in NFL history. Now the record is all his own.
During the second quarter against the Chicago Bears, Patterson fielded a kickoff from the end zone. He knifed through a group of would-be Bears tacklers near the 30-yard line then broke free near midfield. Nobody was catching him from there. Patterson returned the kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown to cut Atlanta’s deficit to 17-14 in a 27-24 Falcons win. The touchdown was the ninth of his career on a kickoff return, the most in NFL history. The score broke a tie with Leon Washington and Josh Cribbs, who both retired with eight (LINK)
The Patriots earned their 14th consecutive win over their AFC East rival THE NY JETS despite neither team scoring an offensive touchdown. Marcus Jones saved the game from overtime, busting free for an 84-yard punt return touchdown with just five seconds remaining in the fourth quarter to seal a dramatic Patriots win. Sunday’s contest was also the lowest-scoring game of the 2022 season and the first that didn’t feature an offensive touchdown. The Jets’ offense was horrendously bad, mustering just 103 yards of total offense and just two total yards in the second half (LINK)
The 2022 World Cup is upon us.
The tournament kicked off Sunday with a 2-0 Ecuador win over host nation Qatar (LINK) and continues in earnest on Monday with three matches.
The United States and England are in Group B and both are looking for three points ahead of their massive Black Friday clash. Both teams are favored in their opening games and would be in great position to advance with wins on Monday.
England vs. Iran
7 a.m. CT Monday, Fox Sports 1
United States vs. Wales
1 p.m. CT, Monday, Fox
Senegal vs. Netherlands
10 a.m. CT Monday, Fox