***HEADS UP WEIRDOS – Police looking for 27-year-old man after his vehicle was found on WB 370 (LINK)***
A Guy with a WW2 Artillery Shell Stuck Up His No-Go Hole Claimed He Fell on It – LINK
A Man Tried to Dodge a Vaccine by . . . Using a Fake Arm? – LINK
Maryland homeowner accidentally burns down house while trying to smoke out snakes – LINK
Side Of Meth Served At Waffle House – LINK
A Chicago jury didn’t believe JUSSIE SMOLLETT’s story that he did NOT stage the hate crime against himself back in January of 2019. Smollett was convicted yesterday on five of six felony counts for making a false report to police. Each count is punishable by up to three years in prison and a $25,000 fine . . . but the judge can stack them on top of each other if he wants to. Jussie is going to appeal, of course. His attorney said, quote, “It’s pretty disappointing, what happened. But we remain confident that we’re gonna come back and he’s going to be vindicated.”
Josh Duggar was found guilty on the final day of his child pornography trial. The alum of TLC’s “19 Kids and Counting,” a show about a large family with conservative, Christian values, has been charged with one count of downloading and one count of possessing child pornography. He faces up to 20 years in prison and a fine of $250,000 for each count, so a total of 40 years in prison and a maximum $500,000 fine. Duggar, 33, was arrested on charges of possession of child pornography in April. In May, a federal agent testified that in 2019, images that showed children, including toddlers, being sexually abused, were downloaded onto a computer at a car dealership owned by Josh Duggar.
Travis Scott is finally telling his side of the Astroworld tragedy in a new interview. Charlemagne Tha God got Scott to open up about what happened from his perspective. Travis said he wasn’t aware of the severity of what was going on until “minutes before” local authorities called a press conference. He didn’t think that the situation was that serious that he needed to cancel the show. Charlemagne pressed Travis about the “raging” culture at his concerts. Scott replied, “Us as artists, we trust professionals for when things happen that people can leave safely. And this night was just like a regular show, it felt like to me, as far as the energy. It didn’t feel like, you know…people didn’t show up there just to be harmful.” Scott feels that his responsibility is to figure out what went wrong at Astroworld and prevent the same thing from happening again. Ten people died, and hundreds were injured as a result of the crowd crush at the festival.
Cobra Kai is back with the trailer for the upcoming fourth season dropping yesterday. Terry Silver will return to the franchise to help John Kreese and his Cobra Kai students try to win the All Valley Karate tournament. Silver was the manipulating antagonist in Karate Kid: Part III who pretends to befriend and train Daniel LaRusso with brutal techniques, which are the complete opposite of those taught by Mr. Miyagi. In this season of Cobra Kai, it is clear Silver is once again looking for blood.
The fourth season of Cobra Kai premieres globally Dec. 31 on Netflix (LINK).
The “Sonic the Hedgehog 2” trailer is here, and it gives the first look at Sonic’s buddies Tails and Knuckles joining in the fight against Jim Carrey’s evil Doctor Robotnik. While Ben Schwartz is returning as the voice of Sonic, the voice casting for both Tails and Knuckles is exciting, with none other than Idris Elba (LINK) voicing the tough red echidna Knuckles
HBO has released its first look at Adam McKay’s NBA dramatic series, Winning Time, starring John C. Reilley as legendary Lakers owner Jerry Buss – who decides his own NBA team one morning. Newcomer Quincy Isaiah plays Magic Johnson, who helps the Lakers win five titles and revitalize the entire NBA in the ’80s. Sally Field stars as Jerry Buss’ mother, Jessie Buss, and Adrien Brody stars as coach Pat Riley. Winning Time premieres on HBO Max this March.
Homer Simpson has suffered a lot of abuse over the past 33 seasons of “The Simpsons”. . . most of it self-inflicted, of course. If he was a real guy, he’d have spent a lot of time in the hospital, and shelled out a ton on medical bills. How much? Well, a law group in California estimates he should owe $143 MILLION by now. They looked at 50 “well-documented accidents” over the years, including, quote, “multiple broken bones, head injuries, animal attacks, and food poisoning.” Then they looked over the 706 episodes in order to get the final number. They also determined the 10 most expensive injuries Homer suffered, and what they would cost. Here are the Top 5:
- Brain damage: $1,525,500
- Paralysis: $508,904
- Radiation exposure: $150,000
- Skull Fracture: $100,000
- Loss of Consciousness: $80,000
After a bizarre performance that had him sent home mid-match last week, Jeff Hardy has reportedly been released by the WWE. Reports said: “Jeff Hardy was offered and rejected rehab.. They don’t know what substance he was offered rehab for.” Hardy has had a history of substance issues, causing him to first be released by the WWE back in 2003. He was arrested for possession in 2009. He was allegedly intoxicated during a fight night back in 2011 and in 2019 he was arrested twice, once for DUI and another for public intox.
Ever wondered what the most expensive movie was the decade you were born? Now, thanks to Looper, we have a breakdown of the most expensive movie made in each decade. They are:
1920s: “Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ” . . . $3.67 million
1930s: “Gone with the Wind” . . . $4 million
1940s: “Forever Amber” . . . $6.375 million
1950s: “Ben-Hur” . . . $15.175 million
1960s: “Cleopatra” . . . $44 million
1970s: “Superman” . . . $55 milion
1980s: “Rambo 3” . . . $63 million
1990s: “Titanic” . . . $200 million
2000s: “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End” . . . $300 million
2010s: “Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides” . . . $378 million
I love these lists. Ultimate Classic Rock put together the most controversial rock stories of 2021. These are in no particular order: Nevermind baby sues Nirvana…Megadeth Founder caught in cyber sex scandal…Grammy tribute to Eddie Van Halen sucks….Eric Clapton’s views on COVID…The Boss arrested for DWI…Marilyn Manson…Brian May almost cancelled over trans comments…Metallica censored at BlizzCon…Ted Nugent…Rock N Roll Hall of Fame Snubs of Iron Maiden, Motorhead, Dio, and Motley Crew (LINK)
Speaking of Marilyn Manson…Actress Evan Rachel Wood claimed in court documents that shock-rocker Marilyn Manson threatened to sexually assault her 8-year-old son and destroy the women accusing him of abuse. The claims come from court docs related to a custody battle between Wood and her child’s father, Jamie Bell. Wood claimed “I am extremely afraid of Manson. I have suffered severe, traumatic physical and emotional injury at his hands, and I am afraid he will seek retribution against me for testifying by harming me, our son, and members of my family.” The actress also said that its not just Manson she’s worried about but also “his network of fanatics…who helped him kidnap, abuse, and torture people which included binding, whipping, cutting, rape and forcing people to drink blood.” She says she’s installed bullet-proof glass, a steel door and fence around her home is considering attack dogs and night guards after Manson’s comments and messages she’s received from his followers.
Some new music that is out today….“BBC Sessions (Live)”, Green Day. This is a compilation of live BBC studio sessions from 1994 to 2001. “Keys”, Alicia Keys. This is her eighth album. “Fighting Demons”, Juice WRLD. This is his second album since his death, but fourth overall. “Richer Than I Ever Been” from Rick Ross and for Rizz…“Unexpected” by Marie Osmond.
Celebrating a Birthday today:
Raven-Symoné is 36.
Meg White, drummer from The White Stripes, is 47.
Chef Bobby Flay is 57.
Former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich is 65.
Actress Hailee Steinfeld turns 25.
Rey Mysterio Jr. is 47. High flying masked WWE luchador.
Rapper Mos Def turns 48.
DJ Yella from NWA turns 54.
Nikki Sixx from Motley Crue turns 63.
One of the Jackson 5, Jermaine Jackson turns 67.
Teri Garr is 74. “Tootsie”, “Mr. Mom”, “Young Frankenstein” and Phoebe’s real mom on “Friends”. She announced in 2002 that she has multiple sclerosis. She hasn’t done any movies or TV since 2007.
Rita Moreno turns 90.
And on Sunday
Mayim Bialik turns 46.
Jennifer Connelly turns 51.
Dicky Betts, guitarist for the Allman Brothers, turns 78.
Dionne Warwick is 81. Singer, psychic friend, and Whitney Houston’s cousin.
Bob Barker turns 98.
Today’s birthday girl has been in 334 fine films, including:
- 3 The Hard Way
- All Bets And Clothes Are Off
- Banana Field of Dreams
- Breast Kept Secrets
- Floozy In The Jacuzzi
- My Room, My Rules Bitch
- Turning Girls Out 2: Wifed Up
- And who can forget her role in 2017’s Confessions of a Sinful Nun
Darcie Dolce is 29 years old
Nathan Walker may not be with the Blues very long. He’s up with the big club as an emergency call-up while the team deals with a tsunami of injuries and illnesses, but other players returning to action seems imminent and when they do, he’ll be headed back to Springfield and the AHL.
But he made his stay, however short, a memorable one.
Walker, the Wales born, Australian raised, 5-foot, 9-inch bundle of energy, made his season debut with the Blues on Thursday and recorded his first career hat trick in a 6-2 win for the Blues over the Red Wings at Enterprise Center. In one game, in just 12:56 of ice time, he matched his career goal total, achieved in 25 games spread over four seasons and three teams.
It took a hat trick from Walker to overshadow Lindgren, who made his first start with the Blues and got his second win, stopping 29 of 31 shots. Like Walker, Lindgren has been thrust into the picture with the Blues because of their dire roster situation, and he came through.
In all, there were five players in the Blues’ lineup who have played at Springfield this season — Walker, Lindgren, Dakota Joshua, Logan Brown and Scott Perunovich — and they have all played a part in the team going 4-1-1 in their past six games.
The Blues don’t have the salary cap space to add Walker right now, and needed an emergency exemption to call him up after they played with just 17 skaters on Tuesday against Florida.
“Time” magazine is getting ready to announce their annual Person of the Year on Monday. But before that, they announced yesterday SIMONE BILES as Athlete of the Year so congrats to her and all of her accomplishments.
Former NFL receiver Demaryius Thomas was found deceased in his home this evening, according to Roswell, Ga., police. Preliminary information, according to police, is that his death stemmed from a medical issue. Demaryius would’ve been 34 on Christmas. Thomas who spent nine of his 10 seasons with the Denver Broncos was the first of two first-round picks for the Broncos in the 2010 NFL draft — Tim Tebow was the other — finished his career as the team’s second-leading receiver (9,055 yards), behind only Rod Smith. He is third in franchise history in catches (655) behind Smith and Hall of Famer Shannon Sharpe. He played in 10 seasons overall with the Broncos, Houston Texans and Jets and finished with 724 catches for 9,763 yards and 63 touchdowns. Thomas earned five straight Pro Bowls and a Super Bowl ring during a prolific receiving career.
It took another running back to finally stop Missouri’s Tyler Badie.
Michigan State’s Kenneth Walker III won the Doak Walker Award on Thursday as the nation’s top running back, edging finalists Badie and Iowa State’s Breece Hall during the ESPN College Football Awards. Badie was named a second-team All-American by the Walter Camp Foundation, one of the five major All-American teams used to determine consensus honors.
A video has gone viral of some idiot running onto the field during a women’s soccer match. He’s wandering around like a fool and taking selfies until, BOOM, one of the female players knocks him on his backside.
She was penalized, even though everyone loved it. This was at a Women’s Champions League game on Wednesday in London.
I know I know, he’s a Blackhawk and he sucks for that but ya gotta say congrats to Marc-Andre Fleury who became the third goalie in NHL history to win 500 games when the Blackhawks defeated the Canadiens 2-0. Fleury made 30 saves to join Hockey Hall of Famers Martin Brodeur (691) and Patrick Roy (551).
Al Unser, one of only four drivers to win the Indianapolis 500 a record four times, died Thursday following a long illness. He was 82.
Indianapolis Motor Speedway said early Friday that Unser died at his home in Chama, New Mexico, with his wife, Susan, by his side. He had been battling cancer for 17 years.
Unser is the third member of one of America’s most famed racing families to die in 2021. His oldest brother, three-time Indy 500 winner Bobby Unser, died in May, and Bobby Unser Jr. passed six weeks after his father.
Known as “Big Al” once his own son made a name for himself in racing, Unser is part of an elite club of four-time winners of “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing.” Unser won the Indy 500 in 1970, 1971, 1978 and 1987, and is the only driver in history to have both a sibling and a child also win one of the biggest races in the world.
Jeff Hardy has been released by WWE following an incident at a live event over the weekend.
Hardy, who was competing in a tag match, left the ring during the match and disappeared into the crowd, failing to return. He then did not compete on WWE’s live show the next night and was sent home.