Unlicensed acupuncturist in NYC charged with causing patient’s lungs to collapse: DA – LINK
Lizzo’s attorney is keeping busy. Asha Daniels, Lizzo’s former wardrobe stylist, has filed a suit against the singer. Daniels claims Lizzo fostered a “sexualized, racially charged, and illegal work environment.” The suit accuses Lizzo of being fatphobic and degrading to Black women. Daniels also said Lizzo forced her to experience sexual harassment. Lizzo’s spokesman, Stefan Friedman, told Entertainment Tonight, “As Lizzo receives a Humanitarian Award tonight from the Black Music Action Coalition for the incredible charitable work she has done to lift up all people, an ambulance-chasing lawyer tries to sully this honor by recruiting someone to file a bogus, absurd publicity-stunt lawsuit who, wait for it, never actually met or even spoke with Lizzo. We will pay this as much attention as it deserves. None.” Last month, three of Lizzo’s former dancers filed a similar workplace harassment suit against the entertainer. So are Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce as Jeff would say “riding the hobby horse”? That still hasn’t been confirmed. But Travis addressed the rumors yesterday on “The Pat McAfee Show”. He didn’t say whether he and Taylor have actually met, but he did say he told her this . . . quote, “I’ve seen you rock the stage at Arrowhead. You might have to come see me rock the stage at Arrowhead and see which one’s a little more lit.” In other words, he said, he “threw the ball in her court.” And he added, quote, “We’ll see what happens in the near future.” (People)
Get ready to change where you watch WWE. WWE Smackdown is leaving Fox and returning to USA Network. The Friday night show has been on Fox since 2019 after moving from USA. The new agreement with NBCUniversal will also bring four primetime specials to NBC. With the move, WWE Raw and NXT are moving from USA to a new provider. Reports say numerous networks are interested in both brands. Things between Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten REAL UGLY, REAL FAST. Sophie is now SUING Joe, claiming that he’s unlawfully keeping their kids in New York City . . . even though they supposedly agreed she could take them to the U.K. The word “abducted” even came up. She says they decided AS A FAMILY back in April of this year to raise the kids there because it’s safer. But they’ve been with Joe in the U.S. for several months, because she was busy working. Sophie claims they made a plan when they were still together that she would finish up with her commitments this month and take the kids to England. But now, Joe’s refusing to hand over their passports so she can do that. She’s suing Joe in FEDERAL court, because this is an international matter. Sophie also says that she was blindsided by the divorce. She claims they had an argument on August 15th, and Joe filed on September 1st. She found out on the 5th . . . through the MEDIA. Joe is denying all of this, obviously. He says Sophie was aware that he was going to file. He also claims that the Florida court where he filed has an order in place that restricts either of them from taking the kids anywhere else, and if he gave Sophie their passports, he’d be violating it. However, he says he’s open to sharing custody with Sophie, even if she moves permanently to England. Joe also says that HE was the one blindsided, by Sophie’s lawsuit. He thought they were on the same page until she filed it. His lawyer says, quote, “This is an unfortunate legal disagreement about a marriage that is sadly ending. When language like ‘abduction’ is used, it is misleading at best, and a serious abuse of the legal system at worst.” (TMZ)
Dancing With The Stars is scheduled to premiere on Tuesday night. The first episode is now in jeopardy. Sources said the competition show could be postponed because of the ongoing Hollywood writers’ strike. A DWTS participant, actor Matt Walsh, said, “I was excited to join the show and did so under the impression that it was not a WGA show and fell under a different agreement. This morning when I was informed by my union, the WGA, that it is considered struck work I walked out of my rehearsal.” Variety reports that DWTS is covered by the Writers’ Guild of America because the show employs one writer. However, the show was going to carry on without written elements. An Entertainment Tonight source said, “there are over 500 people employed for the show and the talent are allowed to work on this show under the Screen Actors Guild Network Code agreement, but due to rising pressure that the talent is receiving, we are preparing to postpone.”Blink-182 has dropped two new songs from their upcoming album, ‘One More Time’, out October 20th. The title track addresses some serious moments within the band, like drummer Travis Barker’s 2008 plane crash and bassist Mark Hoppus’ recent battle with cancer. They have also dropped a second track called “More Than You Know’.’One More Time’ is blink-182’s first album with Tom DeLonge in more than a decade.
Gordon Ramsay is developing a new show for Fox called “Idiot Sandwich”. (???) It’s a sandwich-making competition, obviously. The title of the show is based on a popular meme from a sketch on “The Late Late Show”. It was a parody of “Kitchen Nightmares”, with James Corden facing off against Julie Chen . . . and Chef Ramsay screaming at them the whole time.At one point, he takes two pieces of bread, puts one on each of Julie’s ears, and makes her call herself an idiot sandwich. This was back in 2015, but it’s still got legs. Ramsay says, quote, “Wherever I go, there’s some young kid somewhere that wants to be called an ‘idiot sandwich.'” (Entertainment Weekly)
Tom Hanks is down to get dirty, if it means going into space. He’s willing to do all the onboard chores like cleaning toilets, serving food, folding clothes, and stowing the gear. He says, quote, “If there was room, I would be the guy that cleans up, makes jokes, tells stories and keeps everybody entertained. I’m your man. I would probably sign up right now! . . . “That might be a good idea, I’ll do all the work, that way the others could be free to do other stuff.” (People)
When Justin Timberlake pronounced “me” as “MAY” in the ‘N Sync classic “It’s Gonna Be Me”, it wasn’t just a happy accident. He was following ORDERS. The band appears on the latest episode of the YouTube show “Hot Ones”, where they broke it down. It turns out the guys who wrote the song were Swedish, and when they heard Justin sing “me”, they told him, quote, “No, no, no, no. It’s may. May!” So he did what he was told, and the rest his history. Justin said, quote, “I did it the way that was requested, and that’s what made the record. I knew one day they were going to invent this thing called memes.” (Here’s a related TikTok Justin posted just a few days ago.) (People)
SOME QUICK HIT STUFF:
Check out the trailer for the “Hunger Games” prequel, “The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes”. It stars Rachel Zegler, Peter Dinklage, and Viola Davis. (Full Story)
George R. R. Martin, John Grisham, and Jonathan Franzen are among a group of authors suing the artificial intelligence company OpenAI for copyright infringement. (Full Story)
Ryan Reynolds will receive the Robin Williams Legacy of Laughter Award. (Full Story)
NEW IN THEATRES: “The Expendables 4“ (R)
Jason Statham, Dolph Lundgren, Randy Couture, and Sylvester Stallone are back, but this time they’re bringing on new team members like 50 Cent and Megan Fox.
They must work together to stop the mysterious criminal Ocelot from starting World War 3 by setting off nuclear weapons in Russia and making it look like it was America.
(WARNING: The trailer contains profanity.)
Loudwire put together a list of the highest-grossing movies that focus on rock music.
Here’s the Top 10, and the amount they made at the worldwide box office:
- “Bohemian Rhapsody”(2018): $910.8 million
- “Elvis”(2022): $288.7 million
- “Rocketman” (2019): $195.3 million
- “Wayne’s World”(1992): $183 million
- “School of Rock”(2003): $131 million
- “Beavis and Butt-Head Do America”(1996): $63.1 million
- “Rock of Ages”(2012): $59.4 million
- “Wayne’s World 2”(1993): $48.2 million
- “High Fidelity” (2000): $47.1 million
- “Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure”(1989): $40.5 million
What’s Halloween without a few good slasher movies, right? Well, here’s a list of the 15 best. No science involved, just one guy’s opinion. So you’re not obligated to agree . . .
- “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” (1974)
- “Friday the 13th” (1980)
- “A Nightmare on Elm Street” (1984)
- “Candyman” (1992)
- “Child’s Play” (1988)
- “Scream” (1996)
- “Tenebrae”by Italian director Dario Argento (1982)
- “Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter”, starring Corey FREAKIN’ Feldman!!! (1984)
- “The Burning” (1981)
- “The Slumber Party Massacre” (1982)
- “Happy Death Day” (2017)
- “Black Christmas” (1974)
- “Psycho” (1960)
- “Terrifier” (2018) (IGN.com)
Celebrities Celebrating a Birthday
Draco Malfoy in the “Harry Potter” movies. Tom Felton is 36.
Rapper and registered sex offender Mystikal is 53. He went up the river for forcing his hair stylist to perform sex acts on him and two of his bodyguards.
Scott Baio is 63.
Joan Jett is 65.
Andrea Bocelli is 65. Blind operatic singer. He’s been blind ever since he was 12. He was raised on a farm, and exposed to opera as a child simply because it calmed him down.
Pat Boone’s daughter Debbie Boone is 67.
Singer for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, David Coverdale is 72.
Toni Basil is 80. Biggest Hit: 1982’s “Mickey”.
Falcon in the Marvel movies and your NEW Captain America, Anthony Mackie is 45.
Layzie Bone from Bone Thugs-n-Harmony is 49.
George Costanza on “Seinfeld”. Jason Alexander is 64.
Bruce Springsteen is 74.
Master Spanish Swordsman and Enrique Iglesias’s father, Julio Iglesias is 80.
And on Sunday
WWE’s Billion-Dollar Princess and The Boss’ Daughter. She’s married to Triple H. Stephanie McMahon is 47.
Slipknot percussionist Shawn “Clown” Crahan is 54
Kevin Sorbo is 65. “Hercules”.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 644 fine films, including:
– The Apprentass 8 & 9
– Asian Panty Droppers
– Asstravaganza 2
– The Butt Buffet 3
– The Geyser Girls
– Gutter Mouths 29
– Interracial Booty Patrol 5
– Lessons In Lust 4
– Naughty and Naked
– And who can forget her role in 2006’s Sack Lunch 2
Dana Vespoli is 51 years old
The Cardinals lost 6-0 to the Brewers and then put Willson Contreras on the IL with left wrist tendinitis. Contreras came out of Wednesday night’s game after the sixth inning due to wrist pain.
Even without receiver Brandon Aiyuk, the 49ers are stacked with talent from George Kittle . Deebo Samuel Christian McCaffrey and Brock Purdy to some of their backups that could start for other teams. It’s almost unfair, especially with how good San Francisco’s defense is. The six runs the Brewers scored all came at the expense of Cardinals starting pitcher Miles Mikolas.
Mikolas, who started on opening day for the Cardinals, is the most senior member of the pitching staff scheduled to return next season. He and Contreras will be two of the players counted on to help guide a turnaround next season.
With their third consecutive loss to the Brewers on Thursday, the Cardinals (67-86) fell to 19 games below .500. Willson Contreras headed to the IL as Cardinals begin looking ahead toward 2024 (stltoday.com)
CARDS PLAY THE PADRES TONIGHT IN SAN DIEGO AT 840pm
Deion Sanders has insisted he has no interest in coaching at the NFL level, but that almost certainly will not stop teams from trying to change his mind.
Jeff Howe of The Athletic spoke with 10 high-rankling NFL executives to gauge how much interest there is in Sanders at the pro level. Of those 10, seven predicted that Sanders will receive interview requests during the next head-coach hiring cycle. The other three said it was too early to make that prediction, though they did not rule it out.
One executive told Howe that he would “definitely want to bring (Sanders) in to hear what he has to say.”
“He knows how to motivate his players,” the decision-maker said. “He’s crushed the transfer portal, and maybe that would carry over into team building through free agency.”
Another executive complimented Sanders for putting people in position to maximize their skills without micromanaging. Several of the execs said Sanders has CEO-like qualities and has shown he can oversee things, which is an important trait to have when coaching in the NFL. The fact that Sanders is a Hall of Famer who played at a high level in the NFL is viewed as a factor that might separate him from other coaches who have failed when jumping from college to the NFL.
One general manager said Sanders might be better off remaining in college, where he can “dominate” for years.
As far as Sanders is concerned, none of those opinions matter. The Colorado coach gave a simple five-word response recently when asked about coaching in the NFL. I WOULD NEVER DO THAT
Sanders has Colorado off to a 3-0 start after the Buffaloes had just one win a season ago. He has rebuilt the roster in an incredibly brief amount of time, which will likely appeal to NFL teams that need to make a splash.