This farm offers turkey cuddling. No, really – LINK
Brendan Fraser is probably going to get a lot of attention this awards season, thanks to his performance in the movie “The Whale”. But don’t expect to see him at the Golden Globes. In 2018, Brendan revealed that he was GROPED back in 2003 by Philip Berk. He was the head of the Globes’ governing body, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Fraser said it led to him being blackballed from the film industry . . . and also caused him years of shame and depression. The HFPA expelled Berk last year for various reasons. But they said that while his touching of Fraser was inappropriate, they felt it was meant as a joke, not a sexual assault. Well, Brendan’s not down with that, so he’s skipping the Globes. He told “GQ” magazine, quote, “My mother didn’t raise a hypocrite. You can call me a lot of things, but not that.”
After the 2022 we’ve had, this is one of the best things I could have heard: Woody and Buzz from “Toy Story” are best buddies in real life. Tim Allen discussed his friendship with Tom Hanks on “The Kelly Clarkson Show”, and he said, quote, “Tom and I have really become really close friends” . . . and that’s despite the fact that they, quote, “differ on so many things.” Tim says they’ve been going out to lunch two or three times a year since the original “Toy Story”, and they’re like “two older women,” because they sit too close to each other in the booth. And despite their differences, they have no trouble getting along. Quote, “I don’t think I’ve ever trusted a human being as much as Tom to listen to me. And vice versa. “We have very different opinions on so many different things, but he’s really a wonderful and engaging person, and he’s the first guy that listens to me and doesn’t judge.” He added, quote, “I adore that man’s heart and mind.” If there’s one thing that could drive a wedge between them, it’s Tom’s habit of grabbing a fry off Tim’s plate here and there. Tim says, quote, “I come from a family where you don’t do that.”
While Steve Burns was looking out for your kids on “Blue’s Clues”, nobody was looking out for Steve Burns . . . including Steve Burns. He says, quote, “I didn’t know it yet, but I was the happiest depressed person in North America. I was struggling with severe clinical depression the whole time I was on that show. “It was my job to be utterly and completely full of joy and wonder at all times, and that became impossible . . . after years and years of going to the well without replenishing it, there was a cost.” Steve says it wasn’t until his father died in 2015 that, quote, “I really started to take things seriously, and my life became so much more manageable.” Nowadays he visits colleges to talk to students about mental health.
There’s an intentional Easter egg in “Top Gun: Maverick”, and if you caught it, Tom Cruise would be quite impressed. A guy’s yell from the volleyball scene in the first “Top Gun” was sampled and used in the football scene in the new movie. A fan on Twitter pointed it out and even posted side-by-side audio clips as proof. Eddie Hamilton, an editor on “Top Gun: Maverick”,noticed the Tweet and said, quote, “I am stoked you noticed this. Very deliberate little nod . . . No one else has spotted this as far as I’m aware. Enjoy your time in the smug zone.” Then a co-writer commented, quote, “Tom [Cruise] and I were most impressed when Eddie showed us this over breakfast this morning. Keep on smugging.”
Quentin Tarantino doesn’t think modern filmmaking is exactly Marvel-ous, saying in a recent interview that our current era is tied for “the worst era in Hollywood history.” He said: “Even though the ‘80s was the time that I probably saw more movies in my life than ever –– I do feel that ‘80s cinema is, along with the ‘50s, the worst era in Hollywood history. Matched only by now, matched only by the current era!” The 50s saw a decline in moviegoing as moviegoers shifted to television, and in the 80s Hollywood moved away from the inventiveness that characterized the ’70s to chase the next big summer blockbuster. Similar themes are ruining filmmaking today, as audiences seem to prefer home streaming for almost every title that doesn’t come with a $200 million budget.
Playboy Playmate and “Ghostbusters” actress Kymberly Herrin has died at 65. Herrin passed away peacefully in her home in California and the end of October. Herrin was a model and actress, appearing on several magazine covers as well as in movies, including her memorable part as the Dream Ghost in 1984’s “Ghostbusters” — notably in an infamous, sensual scene with Dan Aykroyd’s character Ray Stantz. She also was hired as one of a handful of models who strut their stuff in the music video for ZZ Top’s hit song “Legs.”
Aaron Carter’s final resting place has yet to be determined, but the singer’s death certificate reveals his family made the decision to have him cremated. The singer’s ashes will be held by his sister Angel until the family decides what to do with them to honor Aaron. The County of Los Angeles Department of Health revealed that the 34-year-old singer was cremated on Nov. 9. His mother, Jane, was the relative first informed about his passing. The certificate also indicated that an autopsy was performed; however, the cause of death is deferred. More tests are needed to determine exactly what caused his death. Aaron Carter was discovered dead in his bathtub on Nov. 5 after a 911 phone call was made about a possible drowning. Police reportedly found cans of compressed air in Carter’s bathroom and bedroom and prescription pills.
Candace Cameron Bure did an interview this week about how she left the Hallmark Channel to make movies for a network called Great American Family, which focuses on “traditional” and “Christian” family values. In other words, she felt that Hallmark was getting a little too LGBTQ-friendly for her taste. And some people were offended by that. That includes JoJo Siwa, who called it, quote, “rude and hurtful to a whole community of people” in an Instagram post. Then Candace’s “Full House” co-star Jodie Sweetin entered the chat, by commenting, “You know I love you” on JoJo’s post, along with two heart emojis. So, is the Full House now a BROKEN HOME?
A writer by the name of Aurielle Marie was invited to “Out” magazine’s upcoming Out 100 Gala. But she’s not a small girl, and she struggled to find an outfit she felt comfortable in. So she reached out to Lizzo in a TikTok, asking if she could borrow her dress from this year’s Emmys. She said, quote, “I know you know how it feels to be the biggest [B-word] in the room and all the scrutiny and hyper-visibility that comes with that because I’ve watched you talk about it.” Well, Lizzo saw her video and DID send her a dress. Not the one she asked for, but a similar outfit that Lizzo wore at the 2019 American Music Awards. . . and Aurielle was STOKED to get it.
Surprisingly, INXS are NOT in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But some fans are trying to change that with a petition at Change.org. It’s called “Induct INXS into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame”. They’re trying to get 15,000 signatures. And as of last night, it has 11,335. There’s also an “Induct INXS” website. The creators said they made it so fans know they’re taking the campaign seriously.
Fat Joe’s beef with 50 Cent in the 2000s cost him $20 million. In an excerpt from his new memoir, The Book of Jose, Joe said he lost a shoe deal because of the fight with Fiddy. Joe referenced the 2005 MTV VMAs, where he and G-Unit threw public shots at each other. The incident affected Joe’s Jordan deal. He said, “I was supposed to be the first artist ever to collaborate with Jordan Brand. I’ve always rocked the most Jordans, always had the 172 flyest, most exclusive Jordans out of any celeb. No one can compete with my sneaker collection.” Joe continued, “Me and Michael Jordan are actual friends. I met with him six times going over designs for the Fat Joe Jordan. Some of those meetings were literally just me and him, brainstorming, bouncing ideas off each other. But after the VMAs, Mike deaded the deal.” He went on to say, “That was it. I lost about $20 million by not getting that deal. I lost out on other endorsements too. Promoters definitely didn’t book me and 50 Cent on the same shows. Everybody had to keep us separated. But as fate would have it, after the VMAs, we didn’t see each other again in person for almost a decade.”
Two folks were unmasked last night on The Masked Singer. When it was time for the first elimination, Bride was the unlucky contestant picked to leave. Guesses from the panelists were hilariously all over the place, with Jeong picking Matthew McConaughey, McCarthy going with Vin Diesel, Robin Thicke taking Flea, and Nicole Scherzinger guessing Sammy Hagar. None of them were right: Bride was in fact pro wrestler and Fozzy singer Chris Jericho. The Avocado didn’t make the final cut, and once again, the judges utterly failed to guess his identity. Thicke guessed Tim Allen. Meanwhile, McCarthy, Scherzinger, and Jeong latched on to the podcast clues and went with Marc Maron, Dax Shepard, and Joe Rogan. Instead, he was unmasked to reveal radio personality, comedian, and host of The Adam Carolla Show, Adam Carolla.
Jack Black found out that a New Zealand school is doing a stage presentation of “School of Rock”, so he posted this special video message for them
I love this list so much. On Reddit, people are sharing their picks for TRASHY movies that don’t have the best reviews but are actually PURE WORKS OF ART. Now, obviously, these are just people’s opinions, but I do not hate this list at all…..any additions?
- Batman & Robin (1997) – 12% Rotten Tomatoes
- The Hustle (2019) – 13%
- Ride Along (2014) – 18%
- Space Jam (1996) – 43%
- Burlesque (2010) – 37%
- Spice World (1997) – 36%
- Hot Rod (2007) – 39%
- Monster In Law (2005) – 18%
- Billy Madison (1995) – 41%
- White Chicks (2004) – 15%
- Shrek 3 (2007) – 41%
- Showgirls (1995) – 23%
- But Im A Cheerleader (1999) – 42%
- LOL (2012) – 14%
- Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (1991) – 51%
- Glitter (2001) – 6%
- Booty Call (1997) – 31%
- View From The Top (2003) – 14%
- Vampire Academy (2014) – 17%
The House Bunny (2008) – 43%
CELEBRITIES CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY
The eldest Hanson, Isaac Hanson is 42.
Rachel McAdams is 44.
MTV’s first Latina VJ Daisy Fuentes is 56.
Guns N’ Roses guitarist and St. Louis’ own Richard Fortus is 56.
RuPaul is 62.
He played Milton in “Office Space”. He’s Monroe Fuches in “Barry”. He voiced Bill in “King of the Hill”. Stephen Root is 71.
Danny DeVito is 78.
“Saturday Night Live” overlord Lorne Michaels is 78.
Director Martin Scorsese is 80.
Singer/songwriter Gordon Lightfoot is 84
Today’s birthday girl has been in 426 fine films, including:
– 19 and Nasty
– 69th and Anal Street
– All About Ass 5
– Ass Backwards
– Bound For Brutality 2
– Buxom Blonde And Bound
– Foul Mouth Sluts 1
– Grand Theft Orgy 2
– Loose Morals 4
– Panties, She Wrote
– And who can forget her role in 2000’s Rock That Ass 10: For Your Ass Only
Amber Michaels is 54 years old
A freezing cold night did little to kill the enthusiasm of a fan base of a city famous for soccer. 20,000 plus, a sell out crowd filled up CITY PARK last night for it’s first pro match. It was like a soft opening for a little international friendly. Our St Louis CITY2 team took on 12th place in the Bundisliga; Bayer Leverkusen. Although they smacked us 3-0 it was a dang near perfect unveiling of the stadium to fans. Everyone I heard from was cold but LOVED the place and the atmosphere. The first team jersey that they’ll be wearing come March when the MLS season starts was unveiled a few hours before and for the most part I’ve heard nothing but positive reviews. Next game is probably the home opener in March.
Little more than a week ago, things looked as bleak as they’ve been in years, with the Blues losing a franchise-record eighth consecutive game so…. How bout a little 3 game road sweep huh? The Blues stretched their winning streak to four games thanks to last night’s 5-2 triumph over the Blackhawks at United Center. They are now 7-8-0 and could get back to 500 tonight when they play the Washington Capitals here at home. Start time is 7pm.
Paul Goldschmidt added another piece of hardware yesterday in what has been a busy awards season for the 35-year-old. Goldschmidt was the winner of the Heart and Hustle Award, which recognizes an active player who personifies the passion, spirit, values and tradition of baseball. He had been nominated for the award five times before this season. He is the third Cardinal to earn the accolade since it was established in 2005 by the MLB Players Alumni Association. The other two were recently retired Albert Pujols in 2009 and 2006 World Series MVP David Eckstein, who was the award’s inaugural winner in 2005. Add that to his second NL Hank Aaron Award as his league’s best hitter, a fifth Silver Slugger — the most ever by a first baseman since the award was created in 1980 — and the Players Choice as the NL Outstanding Player.
Goldschmidt is one of three finalists for the NL MVP and is the favorite ahead of Thursday evening’s results announcement. His teammate Nolan Arenado and San Diego’s Manny Machado are the other two finalists.
The University of Virginia football team will not play its game against Coastal Carolina on Saturday … following the tragic deaths of three of its players on Sunday night.
The school just made the decision … revealing the game will not have a makeup date. Officials said the Cavaliers’ season finale against Virginia Tech on Nov. 26 could be canceled as well, though no ruling has been made on that contest yet.
Coastal Carolina officials said they had no issues whatsoever with the decision … with head coach Jamey Chadwell saying in a statement, “We all stand in solidarity with UVA.”
The cancelation is not a surprising one … after linebacker D’Sean Perry and receivers, Lavel Davis and Devin Chandler were shot and killed (LINK) on a bus on campus after returning to the school from a class field trip.
Two other UVA students, including Cavaliers running back Mike Hollins, were also injured during the shooting as well — and at a news conference on Tuesday, head coach Tony Elliott said he and the team were understandably having a hard time processing it all.
The family of Mike Hollins just provided a medical update on the UVA running back … and it’s good news — the junior has successfully made it through two surgeries and is recovering.
Wednesday marked the first day Deshaun Watson was allowed back at practice since he was initially hit with an 11 game ban (LINK) following a ruling that he was inappropriate with multiple female masseuses. Watson was able to play in the preseason for Cleveland as part of the stipulations of the suspension — though once the regular season began, he was forced to get lost until this week. The suspension ends next month. The Cleveland quarterback wore full pads for the workout … and was seen throwing balls at full strength. He appeared to be in good spirits — at one point, seemingly pointing into a camera that was filming his drills. Deshaun still has to sit for the Browns’ next two games … but he’ll finally be eligible to come back in Week 13. Cleveland coaches have already said he’ll be the starter when kickoff time rolls around for the Dec. 4 game.
Tom Brady, Gisele Bündchen and Steph Curry — plus a host of other huge-name athletes and celebs — have all been sued following the collapse of FTX … a popular crypto exchange app that they all endorsed. The class action lawsuit was filed in a Florida federal court on Tuesday … just days after users of the FTX platform lost their shirts when the co. suddenly collapsed and filed for bankruptcy. According to the lawsuit, FTX honcho Sam Bankman-Fried created a fraudulent cryptocurrency scheme “designed to take advantage of unsophisticated investors from across the country.” Attorneys in the lawsuit allege Bankman-Fried enlisted Brady, Bundchen, Curry, Shaquille O’Neal, Udonis Haslem, David Ortiz, Trevor Lawrence, Shohei Ohtani, Naomi Osaka, Larry David and Kevin O’Leary to help him facilitate the plan. Everything fell apart last week, though — after the company essentially didn’t have enough money to cash users out. According to the suit, the collapse of it all — coupled with the resignation of SBF — cost consumers over $11 BILLION, and the plaintiffs are looking to recover their losses
That is apparently enough to trigger an MLB investigation.
Apparently, the league has opened an investigation into whether comments from Mets sources in an SNY article about the Mets’ hesitance to bid against the Yankees (LINK) for Judge’s services constitute a violation of its collective bargaining agreement. One MLB owner having an agreement with another to not pursue one of their team’ free agents, or even sharing information about players, would constitute illegal collusion, but it will be up to MLB to determine if that “mutually respectful relationship” falls in that category.
The league is reportedly expected to request Cohen and Steinbrenner provide records of all phone, text and email conversations between them during the period in question. The MLBPA has the right to file a grievance over the situation as well.