Since he went “deathcon 3” on Jewish people, Kanye West has been losing business partners left and right. And yesterday, he lost something else: His BILLIONAIRE STATUS. After Adidas cut ties with Kanye, Forbes announced that his net worth is a mere $400 million . . . down from $1.3 billion a few years ago. Adidas is walking away from about $250 million in profits in the fourth quarter alone, but it’s probably worth it. The Gap also turned its back on Kanye. And his streams and radio airplay are both down.
Speaking of losing things…more losses for Kanye…his sports agency just lost two huge clients. LA Rams defensive superstar Aaron Donald and Boston Celtics standout Jaylen Brown have left Donda Sports. Both athletes made statements in the wake of Ye’s recent antisemitic comments. Donald and his wife Erica said, “Our family has made the decision to part ways with Donda Sports. The recent comments and displays of hate and antisemitism are the exact opposite of how we choose to live our lives and raise our children.” Jaylen’s statement said, “In the past 24 hours, I’ve been able to reflect and better understand how my previous statements lacked clarity in expressing my stance against recent insensitive public remarks and actions. For that, I apologize.”
In his new memoir, Matthew Perry goes into detail about his struggle with addiction and his long, expensive road to sobriety. He also goes into detail about his hatred for Keanu Reeves. He actually disses Keanu TWICE in the book, both times when he’s talking about a friend who died. The first is River Phoenix. Matthew starred with him in the 1988 movie “A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon”. He said, quote, “River was a beautiful man inside and out and too beautiful for this world, it turned out. It always seems to be the really talented guys who go down. Why is it that the original thinkers like River Phoenix and Heath Ledger die, but Keanu Reeves still walks among us?” Then he slags Keanu AGAIN while talking about the death of Chris Farley . . . who he starred with in the 1988 comedy “Almost Heroes”. He says, quote, “I punched a hole through Jennifer Aniston’s dressing room wall when I found out. Keanu Reeves walks among us.”
How many blunts do you think Snoop Dogg smokes in a day? Do you have an answer? Well, guess what? It’s HIGHER. No pun intended. As you’ve probably heard, Snoop employs a professional blunt roller. She goes by the name Renegade Piranha . . . although I’m guessing that’s not on her birth certificate. She was on an Australian radio show yesterday, and she says she’s rolled 450,000 joints for Snoop since she took the gig. Quote, “I do about half a pound a day, which is 75 to 150 joints.” She didn’t specify whether Snoop smokes every single one of those himself. Maybe his crew partakes, too?
In honor of “E.T. the Extra- Terrestrial” celebrating its 40th anniversary, the website TollFreeForwarding figured out how much it would cost E.T. to literally “phone home.” And the answer is: $76 QUADRILLION. Here’s how they did the math, using AT&T call data: So E.T. is three million lightyears from his home planet. That’s 17 quintillion miles away. So at a rate of $0.004 a mile for a 10 minute call from California, that comes out to $76 quadrillion dollars. So how much is $76 quadrillion? To put it in perspective, it’s the whole world’s total phone bill for 25,000 years. Or 20 million times the net worth of director Steven Spielberg or 117 trillion brand new iPhones.
Speaking of ET…Remember Henry Thomas, the kid? Well, when he got older, he had a chance to work with both Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio. In 1994, he played Brad’s brother in “Legends of the Fall”. And in 2002, he was in “Gangs of New York” with Leo. So who’s more fun to work with? Harry has an answer. Quote, “Brad Pitt. Much more fun. I didn’t really hang out with Leo. But I hung out with Brad. We got along pretty well so we had fun. And we were out in the mountains in the middle of nowhere so maybe that had something to do with it.”
Marvel Studios is feeling the holiday spirit in the first trailer for The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special — there’s even a surprise cameo. Guardians filmmaker James Gunn wrote and directed the special, which closes out Phase 4 of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It stars Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldaña, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, and …Kevin Bacon. In the Guardians world , Star-Lord (Pratt) reveres actor Kevin Bacon and his work in the dance-centric movie Footloose. The Guardians decide to meet Bacon as a way to give Star-Lord some holiday cheer, as he is mourning the loss of Gamora (Saldaña). The Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special arrives on Nov. 25, just weeks after Black Panther: Wakanda Forever opens in theaters. As for the Guardians, they will be back on the big screen for Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3, arriving May 5, 2023.
Yesterday, Marvel confirmed the news about Rihanna being on the Wakanda Forever soundtrack. A video dropped with the movie’s title. The letter “R” was isolated, and the date 10.28.22 appeared underneath. The tweet featured the big googley eyes. I guess we are waiting up until midnight Friday morning to hear some new music.
Dave Chappelle is playing both sides. He’s appeared onstage with Chris Rock several times already, and they just announced a co-headlining tour. But yesterday, Will Smith posted pictures from a private screening of his upcoming movie “Emancipation”, and guess who was there? Dave Chappelle. They were joined by Tyler Perry, Rihanna, A$AP Rocky, Kenya Barris, and others. For the record, Chappelle has never really taken sides. During a show in England, he said that Will, quote, “did an impression of a perfect man for 30 years.” But he added that he, quote, “ripped his mask off and showed us he was as ugly as the rest of us. Whatever the consequences are . . . I hope he doesn’t put his mask back on again, and lets his real face breathe.”
Congrats are in order for Red Hot Chili Peppers, as the band has become the first rock band in 17 years to place two No. 1 albums on the Billboard 200 Album chart within the same calendar year. The band just scored that feat with their second album of 2022, Return of the Dream Canteen, which has been bolstered by the current single “Tippa My Tongue.” The Chili Peppers also topped the Billboard 200 Album Chart back in April with their Unlimited Love album. In case you’re wondering, the last rock band to previously double down on No. 1’s in the same year was System of a Down, who achieved the feat with their Mezmerize and Hypnotize albums back in 2005. The band recently wrapped their 2022 touring, but will be returning to the road in early 2023. See their scheduled dates listed here.
Katy Perry was in the middle of a recent performance in Las Vegas when she had trouble keeping her right eye open. It kept drooping and looked like a robot glitching People had a lot to say about it online. One person said, quote, “Her clone was glitching. That’s scary.” Another said, quote, “It wasn’t the eye thing that was weird it was the fact she acted like it didn’t happen and went on with the show.” But others found it pretty funny. One person said, quote, “That baby doll you had as a kid with the eye that kept closing.” And another compared her to a Disneyland animatronic after 10 years. ((video: https://www.tiktok.com/@katyperrytv/video/7157762813413313798?is_from_webapp=v1&item_id=7157762813413313798))
Jane’s Addiction have had to cancel five of their performances with The Smashing Pumpkins on their joint tour across North America. That’s because Jane’s Addiction lead singer Perry Farrell was injured. Farrell revealed on Monday that he “suffered an injury that resulted in my inability to perform. I have since been in pain and discomfort and have been receiving rigorous physio therapy.” The affected shows are Montreal (tonight) and Quebec City (tomorrow). Our Lady Peace will sub in for the latter three dates. Farrell said Jane’s Addiction “aim to rejoin the tour this Saturday [Oct. 29] in Cleveland.” The Smashing Pumpkins and opener Poppy are playing all remaining gigs. Jane’s guitarist Dave Navarro is already absent from the tour due to his ongoing battle with long COVID.
Speaking of cancellations and changes: When We Were Young Fest just learned of another one for weekend number 2 of the festival in Vegas. Avril Lavigne will no longer be playing, and Death Cab For Cutie will be added, along with the rock band Underoath. They posted: “Due to unforeseen circumstances, Avirl is unable to join us on Oct 29th. We will miss you Avril!” No specific reason was mentioned.
Back in July, Derek Berry — this time working with the events platform Bucket Listers — helped launch The Golden Girls Kitchen in the Los Angeles area. Now, that pop-up is slated to start a run in New York City next month. Billed as a “fully immersive pop-up restaurant” that takes “fans of all ages to 1980s Miami, safely transporting them into the world of their favorite golden gals,” The Golden Girls Kitchen will open on Wednesday, November 16 at Skorpios in Midtown Manhattan. Beyond the new location, the other details are very similar to the pop-up that ran in Beverly Hills. The ticketed fast-casual restaurant will give customers a reserved seat and guaranteed 90-minute window for dining, entree and cheesecake included, all of which Bucket Listers says is “served by a lovable Shady Pines waiter.” Menu options include items like Sophia’s Lasagna Al Forno, The Lanai: A “Miami-Style” Cuban Sandwich, Blanche’s Georgia Style Cookie, and the Bacon Lettuce Potato Sandwich (Say It Fast). Cheesecake varieties include chocolate, strawberry, pumpkin, and Oreo, or you can upgrade to the Sperheoven Krispies which includes cheesecake, strawberries, and chocolate ice cream. And don’t fret: Cocktails and mocktails are also available.
DJ Shaquille O’Neal tried to set a Guinness World Record last month at the the Lost Lands Festival. Performing under his moniker DJ Diesel, Shaq took the stage after putting the call out to his fans. “Should we go for Guinness world record for biggest moshpit at@lost_lands???,” he tweeted. It looked like the fans came prepared to give Shaq what he was asking for as the mosh pit activity was heavy during his set. As for whether Shaq completed the “largest mosh pit” at Lost Lands, that may be hard to figure out. When DevilDriver claimed to have broken the Guinness World Record for “largest circle pit” at 2007’s Download Festival, the Guinness committee rejected the attempt due to the inability to “define where any circle/mosh pit starts and ends.” So an official record may be hard to come by where the “largest mosh pit” is concerned.
There was a study conducted to find the 10 scariest horror movie villains of all time. A “villain effectiveness score” was calculated by using the average number of kills and jump scares. Here were the results and scores:
- Michael Myers from “Halloween”: 8.71
- The American Werewolf in “An American Werewolf in London/Paris” 7.74
- Kayako from “The Grudge”: 7.58
- The Death Angels from “A Quiet Place”: 7.1
- Mask Man from “The Den”: 7.1
- The Blob from, you guessed it, “The Blob”: 6.78
- The Creeper from “Jeepers Creepers”: 6.78
- Ghostface from “Scream”: 6.62
- Chucky from “Child’s Play”: 6.29
- Bo Sinclair from “House of Wax”: 6.29
Today’s birthday girl has been in 131 fine films, including:
– Anacondas and Lil Mamas 3
– Asian Brotha Lovers 4
– The Big Black Beast 9
– Breakin’ ‘Em In 9
– Dark Meat Rises
– Legs and Lust
– Superwhores 9
– White on Rice 1
– And who can forget her role in 2008’s I Hope That’s Not Yo Daughter 1
Kyanna Lee is 35 years old.
Centene Corp. has backed out as the naming sponsor for the new Major League Soccer stadium here, just eight months after striking the deal. This comes amid ongoing electrical problems at the stadium, which has not been operating not at full power for two months after a city contractor broke an electrical pipe and a rainstorm in September caused millions of dollars of damage to the communications and electrical room.
St. Louis City SC’s stadium will now be called CITYPARK, the team said Tuesday, and it is searching for a new naming sponsor. Centene and St. Louis City SC in February announced a 15-year deal for the naming rights to the 22,500-seat stadium on Market Street near Union Station in the downtown area. The team did not then disclose the value of the deal. Looks like Centene’s has been reevaluating its portfolio and getting rid of all sorts of assets, projects, plans and real estate. https://www.stltoday.com/business/local/centene-backs-out-of-st-louis-soccer-stadium-naming-deal/article_6a6310e3-0e4e-5263-934b-c3f8330c1b58.html
Blues play tonight at 7 here in St. Louis against Edmonton.
After a year in the Cards dugout Skip Schumaker was named the Miami Marlins’ new manager yesterday! Schumaker is the fourth consecutive Cardinals bench coach to move from that role to being a rookie manager for a major-league club. The former Cardinals leadoff hitter and a World Series champion in 2011 with the club that drafted him, Schumaker will become the 16th manager in Marlins history.
- To no one’s surprise, a Russian court has denied Brittney Griner’s appeal to have her nine-year sentence reviewed.
- Griner appeared remotely for the Tuesday hearing and pleaded for leniency in her case.
- She said, “I beg that the court takes in all of the stakes that was overlooked in the first court and reassess my sentence here.”
- Griner also apologized for her “mistake” and said her incarceration has been “traumatic.”
- Brittney was arrested in February for having vape cartridges with hashish oil while traveling in Russia. She pled guilty in July and was sentenced to nine years on drug charges in August.
Half a billion dollars.
That’s billion, with a b.
Agent Leigh Steinberg told Front Office Sports’ Michael McCarthy that New York Yankees slugger Aaron Judge could land a 10-year, $500 million contract in free agency. Judge rejected a seven-year, $213.5 million contract before Opening Day and will be a free agent after the World Series.
To date, the richest contract in MLB history is the 12-year, $426.5 million deal the Los Angeles Angels gave outfielder Mike Trout.
The highest average salary in MLB history is $43.3 million thanks to the three-year, $130 million contract the New York Mets gave Max Scherzer.
Oh, and speaking of the Mets, they could be one of the few teams which could throw half a billion at Judge, thanks to Steve Cohen, the richest MLB owner.
Judge is expected to get interest on the open market from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Also in the mix should be the San Francisco Giants. The 30-year-old set a new American League record with 62 home runs and contended for the Triple Crown, making him the favorite to win American League MVP.
There is some famous mattress salesman guy by the name of Jim McIgnvale aka Mattress Mack who uses the earnings from the mattress sales to place astronomical amounts of money on sports bets.
Sometimes it works in his favor — like his 2020 bet on the Super Bowl — but mostly he just loses a lot. That includes the $3.25 million he bet on the Houston Astros to win last year’s World Series, which would’ve returned $35.6 million.
This year McIngvale has $10 million on the Astros, and he’s just four wins from winning $75 million after they swept the Yankees to advance to the World Series.
The only thing between him and what would be the largest recorded payout in legal sports betting history are the Philadelphia Phillies. We wrote in May about the initial $3 million bet he placed on the Astros. But since then, he increased his stake by another $7 million.
Of course, a loss doesn’t actually mean McIngvale is out that much money. He uses promotional mattress sales as hedges for his bets, promising customers their money back if the team he bets on wins, which drives sales to cover the cost of his bet.
That’s particularly effective when the money is on a Houston-area team, where most of his customers are likely to also be fans and optimistic about their chances.
Game 1 – Friday, Oct. 28
Phillies at Astros
Game 2 – Saturday, Oct. 29
Phillies at Astros
Game 3 – Monday, Oct. 31
Astros at Phillies
Game 4 – Tuesday, Nov. 1
Astros at Phillies
*Game 5 – Wednesday, Nov. 2
Astros at Phillies
*Game 6 – Friday, Nov. 4
Phillies at Astros
*Game 7 – Saturday, Nov. 5
Phillies at Astros *if necessary
What channel is the World Series on?
Every World Series game will air on FOX.
Remember last week I mentioned that Roy Jones Jr. is coming back to fight in one of those Celebrity Boxing type things and we were waiting to see who he’d fight? Well looks like we have an answer and this guy is big. Roy Jones Jr. has fought some big dudes … but never anyone this big!
53-year-old Jones Jr. will fight Robert Wilmote, AKA NDO Champ, a social media star and IFBB bodybuilding professional on January 28 in Miami.
It’s being said there will be five one-minute rounds. NDO Champ (it stands for “No Days Off”) is 38-years-old … and stands 5’8″. He reportedly weighs around 230 pounds.
Wilmote, who was born in Liberia and came to the U.S. as a kid to avoid civil war, is absolutely massive … and has competed in many big bodybuilding competitions over the years, including 2nd in the Super Heavyweight division at the Arnold Classic in 2019.
Robert hasn’t competed in several years but said just yesterday he planned to return to the stage soon. Roy last fought in November 2020 … in an eight-round exhibition fight against Mike Tyson. The fight was ruled a draw.
He also has some fighting experience … and has even sparred with Andre Berto.
Antonio Brown was sued last year by a moving truck driver he allegedly assaulted, and the case ended with the former NFL star having to shell out a large sum of money.
According to court documents that were obtained by TMZ, a judge in Broward County, Fla., earlier this month order Brown to pay $1.2 million to Anton Tumanov. Brown failed to respond or show up to hearings in the case. A jury found him liable for $407,000 for Tumanov’s past and future medical expenses and an additional $793,000 for past and future pain and suffering.
Tumanov filed the lawsuit in May 2021, claiming he was hired to move Brown’s belongings from California to Hollywood, Fla., the year prior. He said he arrived at Brown’s Florida home and was “met with resistance and violence.”
Tumanov said Brown and Brown’s trainer, Glenn Holt, went after Tumanov’s truck and “proceeded to verbally and physically attack him, causing severe personal injuries.”
Brown was arrested not long after the incident and pleaded no contest to a felony battery charge in June 2020. The 34-year-old avoided jail time.
Brown made more than $80 million on the field during his 12 NFL seasons. He must have felt $1.2 million was not worth his time. Perhaps he has been too busy trolling Tom Brady on social media to care.