Vandals target St. Louis City Hall, Medical Examiner’s office, steal from Enterprise Center overnight – KMOV
Murder charges filed in shooting of Illinois police officer – LINK
St. Louis Police search for suspect after baby found inside a stolen vehicle – LINK
A Woman’s Giant Booger Turned Out to Be a Bead She Shoved Up Her Nose 20 Years Ago – LINK
Need for liver transplants due to heavy drinking soared during the pandemic, study finds – LINK
A Judge Granted Joint Custody . . . of a Dog – BBC
Thai police: Woman cut rope holding painters 26 floors high – LINK
McDonald’s higher U.S. menu prices fuel earnings beat; chain raises sales forecast – LINK
Joe Buck once peed in a bottle while calling an NFL touchdown – LINK
A Guy Shot His Middle-Aged Son, Because He Wouldn’t Stop Playing Guitar – LINK
Delish.com (LINK): M&M’s . . . Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Skittles . . . Baby Ruth/Snickers . . . Butterfinger. Tootsie Rolls were last.
Boston.com (LINK): Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Snickers . . . Kit Kat . . . Twix . . . 100 Grand Bar. In last, Circus Peanuts topped their poll of the worst candies.
“New York (LINK)“ magazine: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Sour Patch Kids . . . Sour Patch Watermelon . . . Hershey’s Nuggets . . . and Hershey’s Kisses. Raisinets were last
Thrillist.com (LINK): Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Twix . . . Snickers . . . Kit Kat . . . Butterfinger. In last, Airheads.
MentalFloss.com (LINK): Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Snickers . . . Twix . . . Kit Kat . . . M&M’s. Candy Corn topped their list of the 10 worst.
Buzzfeed.com (LINK): Twix . . . Heath bars . . . Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . M&M’s . . . Snickers. Jawbreakers were last.
EatThis.com (LINK), who favored brands with less sugar: Jelly Belly Jelly Beans . . . Pixy Stix . . . Smarties Candy Rolls . . . Dum Dums . . . Nerds Fun Size. Reese’s Miniatures topped their list of the worst.
TheTakeOut.com (LINK): Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Twix . . . Skittles . . . Starburst . . . and Snickers. They only listed the best.
“Country Living (LINK)“: Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups . . . Snickers . . . Milky Way . . . Candy Corn . . . Payday. Hot Tamales were last.
“Parade (LINK)“, which got very specific: Kit-Kat Witch’s Brew . . . Sour Punch Halloween Twists . . . Twix Cookies and Crème . . . Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins . . . and Spooky Nerds Rope. In last, Halloween Trick or Treat PEZ Candy Dispensers.
Police are continuing to investigate how a cinematographer was killed and a director injured by a prop gun on the set of the ALEC BALDWIN western, “Rust”. Here’s the latest . . .The film’s armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed told police the day of the shooting that she checked the ammo in the gun, and they were all dummy rounds. She also said there were never live rounds on the set. She claimed the gun was locked in a safe during lunch that day, and taken out just before the shooting. But she did say there were other people who had access to the safe. Assistant director David Halls is the man who handed the gun to Baldwin and declared it “cold” . . . meaning it wasn’t dangerous. He says he remembers seeing three rounds in the gun, but he didn’t check all of the chambers . . . which he should have done. After the shooting, he inspected the gun and found four dummy rounds, plus what appeared to be a spent LIVE round, although that’s not confirmed yet. Police do believe some of the ammo they confiscated from the location was live. Oh, and Halls was fired from the set of a movie in 2019, when a gun accidentally discharged, injuring a crew member. As for any possible charges, police haven’t ruled out ANYONE yet. But that’s all they’re saying (LINK)
DAX SHEPARD and KRISTEN BELL are not traditional parents. Not even on a subject where even the most liberal parents tend to get conservative: Their kids having sex. Dax and Kristen have two daughters, ages 6 and 8 . . . and Dax is NOT going to be the overbearing dad. On his “Armchair Expert” podcast, he said, quote, “Of course, the most generic thing every guy says to me is, ‘Oh, you better have a gun, there’s gonna be guys coming around . . .'”This notion I have to protect my daughters’ virginity with great prejudice if necessary. “My response is, I do not want my daughters to have sex so they can get approval from somebody. “But if my daughters are horny and want to have sex, that was my favorite activity, remains my favorite activity, I’d be lying if I said I was in any way anti-that activity. I’m anti-getting esteemed from that activity, but that’s it.” Dax also shared the, quote, “ingenious” way Kristen teaches their daughters about consent. Quote, “When she describes sex to our children, she says, ‘And then the woman takes the man’s penis and puts it in her vagina.’ “So right away it’s like, you’re in charge of this, you will decide.” (LINK)
During a MAROON 5 show in L.A. last Saturday, a woman jumped onstage and hugged ADAM LEVINE. He did NOT hug her back. And when security pulled her away, Adam appeared to drop an F-bomb and recoil, as if he did NOT enjoy it. (Check it out here.) Of course, some people have been ragging on him for it, saying he doesn’t appreciate the fans and all they do to make him rich and blah blah blah. But he’s not taking it. In a video on his Instagram Story he said, quote, “I have always been someone that loves, respects, worships our fans. Without our fans, we don’t have a job . . . “I just need you guys to know I was really startled. And sometimes when you’re startled . . . you have to shake it off and move on ’cause I’m doing my job up there. It’s what I pride myself on.” (LINK)
So there’s going to be a new Buzz Lightyear movie . . . WITHOUT TIM ALLEN. Instead, Buzz is being voiced by CHRIS EVANS. Pixar released the first trailer yesterday. The movie is called “Lightyear” and it comes out June 17th. Its on the blog. The movie focuses on Buzz’s origin story, so he’s in human form . . . NOT toy form, like Tim’s version. Still though, many people can’t help but wonder why Tim isn’t returning. TMZ is speculating that it COULD be political. It’s no secret that Tim and Chris sit on pretty much opposite ends of the political spectrum . . . if you catch my drift. (But hopefully that wasn’t the reason. Maybe the studio just wanted to distinguish a difference between Buzz Lightyear the person and Buzz Lightyear the toy? Or maybe Chris just plays a “younger” version of the character, He posted…”And just to be clear, this isn’t Buzz Lightyear the toy . . . This is the origin story of the human Buzz Lightyear that the toy is based on.” He also said in a December 2020 interview, quote, “No one could ever touch [Tim’s] performance. I needed to know how this character was different and why this story was worth telling.”
Warner Bros. is going to make their own video game that’s inspired by Super Smash Brothers . . . and it could potentially let you pit Shaggy from “Scooby Doo” against Batman. The working title for the game is “Multiversus” . . . but not many details are known. It’s allegedly being made on a tight budget and has already been tested with some fans. But it’s worth mentioning that Warner Bros. has yet to make a formal announcement.
After 14 years of business, celebrity tattooer Kat Von D is closing up High Voltage, her West Hollywood tattoo shop. She said she had no reason to be out wewst unless her band was playing. “High Voltage, the setting for Von D’s TLC reality show LA Ink from 2007 to 2011, will close its doors on December 1st.
Have you Marvel geeks heard this story about their scripts have to be approved by the government? James Gunn first of all says not true. One thing shared on line was a character Phastos (Bryan Tyree Henry) taking responsibility for the United States Air Force dropping an atomic bomb on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, killing between 70,000 and 126,000 civilians. Podcaster Jesse Hawken took umbrage with the scene, referencing Marvel’s relationship with the military. “The gay Eternal assuming responsibility for the atomic bomb being dropped on Hiroshima is even more amazing once you factor in that Marvel scripts are all approved in advance by the Pentagon,” Hawken wrote. The tweet caught the attention of superhero moviemaker James Gunn, who made two Guardians Of The Galaxy films for Marvel and is currently working on the third. He also made the decidedly anti-military (or at least military critical) The Suicide Squad, but that’s neither here nor there.“Marvel scripts are not all approved by the Pentagon,” Gunn tweeted. “Where do people come up with this nonsense?” “When a film uses military assets for free those specific scripts have to get military approval to make sure the military isn’t disparaged,” he continued in follow-up posts. “This is very few films—and, from what I know, the military is pretty loose about it.”“This is so stupid. I’ve never had a movie get approved by the military.” (LINK)
Lori Loughlin is covering the full tuition costs of two students nearly a year after serving prison time for her role in the infamous college admissions bribery scheme. She is paying more than $500,000 for the unnamed college students’ four-year programs and any additional expenses. This was not part of her plea deal. No additional information about the students or why they were chosen has been released. In May 2020, Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, pleaded guilty to paying $500,000 to get their two daughters, Isabella, now 23, and Olivia Jade, now 22, accepted into the University of Southern California as crew recruits — despite not being rowers. She served two months in federal prison in Dublin, Calif., and was released in December. Giannulli, 58, completed his five-month prison sentence in Lompoc, Calif., in April. Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli were two of more than 50 people who paid the scam’s mastermind, William “Rick” Singer, to get their kids recruited into a university. The couple were also ordered to pay substantial fines as part of their sentences — $150,000 for Loughlin and $250,000 for Giannulli — and to complete 100 and 250 hours of community service, respectively. Since getting out of prison, the actress has been able to make her way back onto the small screen. She is back for Season 2 of “When Hope Calls” beginning in December. Loughlin’s younger daughter, Olivia Jade, has also reached a new level of fame by being cast on the current season of “Dancing With the Stars.” (LINK)
The “People’s Choice Awards” announced their nominees yesterday. Here are some highlights: For the movie categories, “F9” leads with eight nominations, including “Movie of 2021,” and actor nominations for Vin Diesel, Charlize Theron, and John Cena. “Black Widow” follows with six nominations . . . “Movie of 2021” and actor nominations for Scarlett Johansson and Florence Pugh. Other nominees for “Movie of 2021” include “Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”, “No Time to Die”, and “Dune”. For TV, nominees for “The Show of 2021” include “Cobra Kai”, “Loki”, “WandaVision”, and “Grey’s Anatomy”. In music, nominees for “Group of 2021” include BTS, Coldplay, Jonas Brothers, and Twenty One Pilots.The “Female Artist” category includes Billie Eilish, Olivia Rodrigo, Doja Cat, and Adele. And the “Male Artist” category includes Drake, Lil Nas X, Justin Bieber, and Ed Sheeran. Voting is now open over at VotePCA.com. The show airs live on December 7th on E! and NBC.
RottenTomatoes.com 50 best horror movies, based on the movie’s rating from critics and the number of reviews that rating is based on. Here are the Top 10 (LINK):
- “Psycho”(1960) . . . 96% Fresh
- “Get Out”(2017) . . . 98% Fresh
- “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari”(1919) . . . 99% Fresh
- “Us”(2019) . . . 93% Fresh
- “Alien”(1979) . . . 98% Fresh
- “King Kong”(1933) . . . 98% Fresh
- “Nosferatu”(1922) . . . 97% Fresh
- “The Night of the Hunter” (1955) . . . 95% Fresh
- “The Invisible Man” (2020) . . . 91% Fresh
- “A Quiet Place” (2018) . . . 96% Fresh
Celebrating a Birthday today:
- “A Quiet Place” (2018) . . . 96% Fresh
He played Luke Dunphy in Modern Family. Nolan Gould is 23.
Rapper Frank Ocean is 34.
Justin Guarini is 43. Lil’ Sweet in the Diet Dr. Pepper commercials, the original
“American Idol” runner-up, and star of “From Justin to Kelly”.
Gwendoline Christie is 43. Brienne of Tarth on “Game of Thrones” and Captain Phasma in the new “Star Wars” movies.
Joaquin Phoenix is 47.
Brad Paisley is 49.
Singer Ben Harper is 52. He’s married to Laura Dern.
Julia Roberts is 54.
Conan O’Brien’s sidekick, Andy Richter is 55.
Jami Gertz is 56. She’s in a ton of things. In the 1994 episode of Seinfeld, “The Stall”, she appeared as one of Jerry’s girlfriends who works as a phone sex operator and can’t “spare a square” of toilet paper to Elaine in the restroom. Along with husband Tony Ressler, she is a part-owner of the Atlanta Hawks.
She played Mary Swanson in Dumb and Dumber and was ACTUALLY married to Jim Carrey. Lauren Holly is 58.
She played Princess Vespa in Spaceballs, Daphne Zuniga is 59.
Bill Gates is 66.
The played Janine the receptionist in Ghostbusters, Annie Potts is 69.
Caitlyn Jenner is 72.
He played Detective Andy Sipowitz on NYPD Blue, Dennis Franz is 77.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 167 fine films, including:
- Accidentally Lesbian 1
- The After School Slut Club 2
- Another Man’s Wife 5
- The Busted Bikini Beach Babe
- Don’t Break Me 12
- Girls Gone Desperate
- Itching and Scratching
- Mothers With Boundary Issues
- And who can forget her role in 2013’s Family Ties and Little White Lies
Ashlynn Taylor is 28 years old.
The Astros won World Series Game 2 with the one thing they do better than anyone
Over the five-year run where they have reached the World Series three times, the Astros have distinguished themselves by consistently finding and nurturing hitters who excel at avoiding strikeouts. (And yes, run an infamous sign-stealing scheme that did what it did to help them in 2017 and 2018.) As strikeouts proliferated around the league, it amounted to a Moneyball-esque move that has turned out to be super powerful.
This season, Astros hitters struck out less often than anyone. At 19.4%, they were the best in the majors and the only team under the 20% threshold that stood as the league average as recently as 2013. In the playoffs, the Astros have 21 fewer strikeouts than Atlanta despite taking more plate appearances. So about last night
This guy was happy last night: A Texas man is set to make a lot of money if the Houston Astros defeat Atlanta in the World Series. Jim Mattress Mac, A furniture store-owner made a 2 million dollar bet in Vegas back in June and stands to get 35.6 million dollars if they win. That would be the largest single payout on a bet in US HISTORY.
Brett Favre may have repaid a big chunk of what he owes Mississippi, but his legal troubles with the state aren’t over yet.
The former Green Bay Packers quarterback and Hall of Famer repaid $600,000 to Mississippi this week after the state demanded he return welfare money he accepted last year for speeches and appearances he didn’t make, according to The Associated Press.
The state sent him a letter earlier this month demanding he repay the final $600,000 he owed it plus $228,000 in interest — something Mississippi is still waiting for. Favre was named in a Mississippi state audit in May 2020 after he accepted $1.1 million for appearances he didn’t make. The money reportedly came from the federal government’s Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program.
The mistake was part of more than $94 million of improperly spent federal money that was supposed to help at-need residents in Mississippi. It’s unclear how Favre’s appearances would have helped the at-need Mississippians.
Though Favre initially said he made the appearances, he said he didn’t realize where the money had come from and immediately paid back $500,000. He said he would pay the rest back in installments.
But after Favre hadn’t paid back any more, the state sent him a letter earlier this month and threatened him with a civil lawsuit if he didn’t repay the final $600,000 plus interest.
Favre is not facing criminal charges in the incident, though six people — including former state Department of Human Services director John Davis — have been in the embezzlement case.
If Favre doesn’t pay the $228,000 he still owes the state by Nov. 12, though, the state sounds ready to follow through on its threat of a lawsuit.
Hours after he was ruled out for Thursday’s game against the Green Bay Packers, news broke that J.J. Watt needs shoulder surgery that will likely end his season. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Wednesday night that Watt needs the procedure for an injury suffered in Sunday’s win over the Houston Texans, his former team. According to the report, Watt got hurt in the second quarter and continued to play after halftime. The Cardinals announced earlier Wednesday that Watt missed his third straight practice with a shoulder injury and ruled him out for Thursday’s game.
Speaking of tonight’s game The Packers are also facing the prospect of showing up shorthanded as they deal with COVID-19 exposures. Defensive coordinator Joe Barry tested positive for COVID-19 and isn’t traveling with the Packers to Arizona. The Packers also placed wide receivers Davante Adams and Allen Lazard on the reserve/COVID-19 list this week. The designation doesn’t necessarily mean that either of them contracted COVID-19. The 6-1 Packers — 6.5-point underdogs at BetMGM — will look to deliver the 7-0 Cardinals their first loss in a game that could play a significant role in NFC playoff seeding. So who ya got?
Blues host the Avalanche tonight. Game starts at 7:00pm