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10/18/2022: Hey, That’s Dope
PLUS: BTS’ Military Service; Harrison Ford Joins Marvel; and Ye In Talks to Buy Parler
Today is Tuesday, October 18, 2022.
It is the 291st day of the year.
74 days remain.
Phillip Seymour Hoffman was trending Monday after Twitter user @ViceApologist tweeted “Philip Seymour Hoffman check let your phone fill in the rest: Phillip Seymour Hoffman is…”
Happy 50th landed in Twitter’s Top 10 Trends yesterday as fans sent birthday wishes to Eminem.
Parler was trending after it was revealed that Kanye West was in talks to buy the conservative social media platform. More in Kardashopus.
Twitterverse reacted to news Monday that Harrison Ford is joining the Marvel Universe. More in Casting Call.
It’s a buyer’s market for people shopping for houses, just weeks after homes in many markets across the country reach record highs.
Home selling marketplace Redfin reports that 8% of homes already on the market decreased their prices over the last month. That’s double the listings that cut their asking over the same period last year.
New York City is teeming with rats — and not just the kind the mob puts to sleep forever in the river.
The city’s 3-1-1 service line has reported a 70% uptick in rodent sightings over 2020 levels. The Big Apple’s city council is expected to vote on a $27 MILLION package to help tackle the problem.
If you’re going to have “special” desserts at your wedding, be sure to label them as such…at least for grandma’s sake.
An unwitting guest at a wedding in Devon, England passed out after eating desserts laced with weed that were set out between the ceremony and the reception. Paramedics were called to revive her after wedding guests said the victim barely registered a pulse.
She tells the DailyMail, “I was completely oblivious to what was going on until I woke up at 3am the following day at the hospital.” She also says that she never would’ve touched the groovy treats if she had known what was in them.
SPEAKING OF DOPE: Uber is getting into the cannabis delivery service on the heels of cannabis legalization in Canada.
Uber is partnering with three dispensaries in the area to use its software to deliver edibles, vapes, and other weed products. Since it’s still heavily regulated, professional employees of the stores will still be responsible for handing off the product to the customers, though, not just some random driver.
WORTH ASKING: If you’re too big a stoner to put down the Doritos and get off your ass to buy some ganja yourself, this service won’t improve your life.
Apple’s iPhone revolutionized the password and login system with its Touch and FaceID systems. Now it’s going a step further with a forthcoming virtual reality headset that will scan your eyeballs — just like in the movie “Minority Report.”
The technology will allow users to login into profiles and pay for online products and services.
True to form for Apple, details on the hardware are still slim, but tech insiders expect it to roll out in the middle of next year.
Alaskan snow crab levels are shockingly low — so much so that regulators have closed the harvesting season. Between 2018 and 2021, the estimated population of the crab fell from 8 billion all the way down to 1 billion.
Wildlife officials believe overfishing is to blame, and the crabs haven’t had the opportunity to naturally replenish their population.
Only about 45 million pounds of crab is left to harvest.
BY THE NUMBERS
📈 The Dow surged Monday, adding 554 points (1.87%%) to close at 30,189. The S&P added 95 points (2.65%) to close at 3,678 and the Nasdaq added 354 points (3.43%) to close at 10,675.
🛢 West Texas Intermediate stayed at $85 on Monday. Brent Crude closed at $91.57.
⛽ The national average price of a gallon of gas was $3.88 on Monday.
₿ Bitcoin added more than $282 on Monday, trading around $19,543.
🛩 There were 2,093 flights delayed within, into, or out of the United States on Monday and 37 such cancellations.
Top 5 Songs on iTunes:
Sam Smith & Kim Petras, “Unholy”
Fleetwood Mac, “Everywhere”
Tom MacDonald, “Sheeple”
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
Top 5 Songs on Spotify:
Sam Smith & Kim Petras, “Unholy”
Harry Styles, “As It Was”
Rema & Selena Gomez, “Calm Down”
Beyonce, “CUFF IT”
David Guetta & Bebe Rexha, “I’m Good (Blue)”
ANTONIO DENNARD has died.
The former NFL player was shot and killed near Reading, Pennsylvania over the weekend. He was pronounced dead early Sunday morning after being transported to Reading Hospital for a gunshot wound.
Officers are currently investigating his death.
Dennard was only 32.
MARIA SALUD RAMIREZ CABALLERO, the woman who allegedly inspired one of the main characters in Disney’s “Coco,” had died.
According to the Secretary of Tourism for the Mexican state of Michoacan, she passed away in Santa Fe de la Laguna, which is the same town where she was born more than a century ago. No cause of death was shared.
She was 109.
NOEL DUGGAN has died.
One of the founding members of the Celtic group Clannad passed away “suddenly” on Saturday evening, according to a tweet from the band. A cause of death is not yet known.
He was 73.
Here’s a Washington Post headline: “Trump charged Secret Service ‘exorbitant’ rates at his hotels, records show.”
The story isn’t the point. It’s been reported before. The Clintons charged the Secret Service rent for staying on their New York State property. The Secret Service pays more than $30,000 a month to live next door to drug addict HUNTER BIDEN.
Which begs the question: how many times has the Post reported on Hunter charging exorbitant rates to Chinese and Russian businessmen just to get a lunch meeting with his father? Isn’t that news? Noteworthy? Isn’t that accepted fact now, even though outlets like The Post called it Russian disinformation just days before the November 2020 election? And will people stand for this again in a few weeks at midterms? Or in 2024?
Two winners -- one from California and one from Florida -- will split Friday’s $494 million jackpot. There is also the $247.9 million cash payout option.
Tonight’s drawing will be for a $20 million jackpot or a $10 million cash payout.
Actor JASON SUDEIKIS reportedly found out about ex-fiance OLIVIA WILDE’s romance with singer HARRY STYLES on an old Apple Watch.
The actor’s former nanny shared the story in a new interview with the Daily Mail, explaining that Sudeikis uncovered relationship details on an old Apple Watch that Wilde left behind while filming “Don’t Worry Darling,” which stars Styles.
“He was crying and a mess, saying ‘She left us. She left us!,” the nanny alleged.
She also told the outlet that from that point forward Sudeikis banned all staffers from listening to any of Styles’ music in the house.
The nanny later added that Sudeikis allegedly threw himself under Wilde’s car one time to stop her from leaving to go see Styles.
WORTH NOTING: The unidentified woman claims she was fired from her job as a nanny by a drunk Sudeikis who became upset after she texted Wilde about his intoxication. Perhaps this nullifies any set NDA she most likely had to sign when accepting the position?
WORTH REMEMBERING: Sudeikis and Wilde called off their engagement in 2020 after more than seven years together. Things have been tumultuous since.
IN RESPONSE: Sudeikis and Wilde are calling the accusations “bulls**t,” explaining to TMZ that the former nanny has been on an “18 month long campaign of harassing us, as well as loved ones, close friends and colleagues.”
BTS band members are set to serve mandatory military service, starting with the oldest member, JIN.
The 29-year-old has put off serving as long as he can, according to the group’s rep. He faces a full stint, which would mean nearly two years away from the K-pop group.
“All other members will also serve the mandatory military duty,” the rep added.
The band will reconvene in 2025.
HERE’S THE DEAL: All able-bodied men in South Korea ages 18-28 must serve in the military for between 18 and 21 months as part of an effort to defend the country against North Korea. There are some exemptions for Olympians, musicians and dancers. Many have called and failed to get BTS members exempt.
GHISLAINE MAXWELL opened up about her current living conditions at a Florida federal prison, who she feels sorry for and how she regrets her relationship with JEFFREY EPSTEIN in a series of jailhouse interviews over the past year.
Excerpts from the interviews, which are part of an upcoming TV documentary, were shared by The Sun this week.
After whining about the conditions at her current home -- Tallahassee’s Federal Correctional Institute -- Maxwell expressed sorrow for some famous friends who “have been hurt and canceled” through their association with her and Epstein. The most notable of these includes, BILL CLINTON and PRINCE ANDREW. She also claimed that a fellow inmate plotted to “murder” her, though she did not get into any further details on the alleged incident.
Maxwell singled out former President DONALD TRUMP, saying that he was one of the few “willing to keep an open mind” about the accusations she faced, which she appreciated.
As for her pedophile pal, Maxwell says that meeting Epstein was the “greatest mistake” of her life.”
WORTH REMEMBERING: Both Clinton and Andrew have denied knowing about Epstein’s serious crimes, despite having flown on his private jet a handful of times.
Two musicians whose careers started outside of country music have been inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.
Rock pioneer JERRY LEE LEWIS and bluegrass singer-turned-country star KEITH WHITLEY received the honor on Sunday night in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lewis was unable to attend the event in person per his doctor's orders, so fellow country stars HANK WILLIAMS JR. and KRIS KRISTOFFERSON showed up on his behalf.
Whitley’s widow, country singer LORRIE MORGAN, was on hand to accept his medallion during the ceremony.
Music executive JOE GALANTE was also inducted this year for his role in marketing country music to a broader audience in the 1980s.
DREW BARRYMORE is going through a dry spell.
In a recent blog post, the actress explained that since splitting from her husband WILL KOPELMAN in 2016 she has “not been able to have an intimate relationship.”
Barrymore continued on saying that while she “celebrates” people who can be in relationships soon after divorce, she “needs to stay very much celibate” to “honor and mourn” the loss of her family and find a “new normal.”
While many actors take props as mementos of their time on set, actress TILDA SWINTON is a collector of the “many amazing teeth” she has worn over the years.
The 61-year-old told PEOPLE magazine that she has a close bond with a dental technician who has made her sets of teeth over the years for various acting gigs -- all of which Swinton says she has kept.
“I have quite a collection. Yes. A dental sphere,” she quipped.
Some of Swinton’s most memorable chompers were worn for roles in “Snowpiercer,” “Okja” and “The Grand Budapest Hotel.”
BEHATI PRINSLOO is not hiding amid her husband’s cheating scandal.
The former Victoria’s Secret Angel shared an updated baby bump pic on Instagram, marking the first post since her husband, ADAM LEVINE, made headlines last month for sending flirty messages to women on Instagram.
Behati is currently pregnant with the couple’s third child. While she has not addressed the scandal, Levine has denied physically cheating on his wife.
JIM ACOSTA’s job at CNN is safe…for the time being.
His position as anchor on the network came into question last week after News Cycle Media president JON NICOSIA tweeted that Acosta was the “next big name” to leave the network as it undergoes an overhaul.
The Wrap reported Monday that “a source very close to CNN’s CEO and chairman, Chris Licht” said Acosta “would not be exiting the network.”
HARRISON FORD will take over the role of General Thaddeus “Thunderbolt” Ross in “Captain America: New World Order.”
He will star opposite ANTHONY MACKIE who plays Sam Wilson aka Captain America.
Ford’s character is a top-ranking military official who was first introduced in the Marvel comics in 1962. He leads the team of anti-heroes known as the Thunderbolts. The role was previously played by WILLIAM HURT.
Plot details are being kept under wraps.
The new cast of the “Real Housewives of New York City” has been announced.
The seven new women joining the long-running Bravo series are: creative director SAI DE SILVA, model UBAH HASSAN, home renovation guru ERIN DANA LICHY, former J. Crew president JENNA LYONS, influencer LIZZY SAVETSKY, fashion publicist and brand consultant JESSEL TAANK and communications professional BRYNN WHITFIELD.
Production is set for this fall, with a 2023 premiere.
WORTH NOTING: Fans will be able to catch up with “RHONY” alums on a new “Legacy” version.
Actor EZRA MILLER pleaded not guilty to felony burglary charges in a Vermont courtroom on Monday morning.
Miller, who appeared virtually, faces a maximum of 26 years behind bars as well as over $2,000 in fines if found guilty on charges stemming from an incident earlier this year during which they (Miller goes by they/them pronouns) entered a neighbor’s home and stole several bottles of booze.
Future proceedings on the matter will occur at a yet-to-be-determined date.
WORTH NOTING: The case will not affect the release of “The Flash,” in which Miller stars. It is still set to hit theaters in June 2023.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
KANYE WEST is buying conservative social media app Parler.
The news comes just days after he was kicked off of Instagram and Twitter for some anti-Semitic posts.
When asked about the deal, Parler told The Post that they were indeed working with Ye and expect everything to be official later this year. No financial details were disclosed.
Many may recall that Parler, which launched in 2018, set itself apart by stating its intentions to allow unmoderated content -- a stark contrast to Twitter and other platforms.
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
KATE MIDDLETON is reportedly planning to use her upcoming trip to the States to “extend an olive branch” to sister-in-law MEGHAN MARKLE.
A source told US Weekly that when Kate and PRINCE WILLIAM cross the pond in December to attend the second Earthshot Prize awards ceremony, there will be time set aside to meet with Meghan and PRINCE HARRY.
“The late Queen and Princess Diana would have wanted for the brothers to heal the rift,” the source added.
As for whether Harry and Meghan are on board with a truce, another insider told the outlet that they will “put in the effort as long as the dates don’t clash.”
WORTH ASKING: What could possibly be more important than fixing what’s been broken?
MIKE TINDALL, who is married to QUEEN ELIABETH’s granddaughter ZARA TINDALL, is heading to reality TV.
The Times reported Monday that Mike will be appearing on the next series of “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”
WHAT’S MORE: Royal commentator NICK EDE told the outlet that Mike “did not seek permission” from KING CHARLES to join the show.
ALSO: Mike will reportedly earn six figures to be part of the cast.
CBS Sports new camera angles were met with mixed reviews from football fans.
While viewers were able to see traditional shots of the field during kickoff, during actual plays the camera that hangs above the field took over, swaying back and forth, offering a new perspective -- essentially putting fans in the middle of the action.
Several viewers took to social media to complain about the action shot, with one writing “I threw up all over my couch thanks to this. Are you going to pay to get it cleaned?,” while another tweeted, “I feel like I’m drunk watching this.”
Others weren’t so negative about the new view, tweeting that they enjoyed the new perspective.
DAY OF THE YEAR
National Chocolate Cupcake Day
Developmental Language Disorder Awareness Day
National No Beard Day
World Menopause Day
ON THIS DATE
1469 - European royalty Ferdinand and Isabella marry.
The union joined Aragon, under Ferdinand, and Valladolid, under Isabella, making Spain a dominant world power.
Under their control, Isabella and Ferdinand commissioned Christopher Columbus to explore the new world and oversaw the conquest of the Moors.
1767 - Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon finalize their geographical survey in the eastern part of the country.
They were hired to resolve a border dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland.
Both colonies had laid claim to the area between the 39th and 40th parallel. The compromise was drawing a line just north of the 39-degree line -- today known as the Mason-Dixon line.
1867 - After purchasing the Alaskan territory for $7.2 million, the U.S. assumes control of the land from Russia.
The whole shebang cost less than two cents an acre. At 586,412 square miles, it's twice the size of Texas.
Secretary of State William Henry Seward negotiated the transfer. Russia was eager to sell it to the U.S., rather than allow it to fall into the hands of powerhouse Great Britain.
1898 - The US takes over Puerto Rico, assuming authority over the small country one year after Spain relinquished its control.
America had taken the island in the Spanish-American War, and with the signing of the Treaty of Paris, it officially became an American territory.
Since then, movements for Puerto Rican statehood have persisted, though polls routinely indicate that a majority of its citizens support the island's status as a Commonwealth of the US.
1977 - In game six of the World Series between the LA Dodgers and New York Yankees, Reggie Jackson nails 3 home runs in three at bats off three different pitchers.
The only hitter to come close to the feat was Babe Ruth -- who did it twice. However, Ruth didn't do it consecutively.
Jackson's stunt helped propel the Yanks to their first World Series win in 15 years.
1988 – “Roseanne” debuts on ABC. It starred Roseanne Barr and John Goodman.
The show ran for 9 years. George Clooney even had a stint for a while playing Roseanne's boss.
2009 – Quarterback Tom Brady throws five second quarter touchdowns against the Tennessee Titans, breaking the record for touchdown passes in one quarter.
He finished the game with a total of six.
2019 - The first all-female spacewalk by NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir takes place outside the International Space Station.
The two women ventured outside the station to replace a power controller that failed days prior.
Barry Keoghan - actor, “Dunkirk” & “The Batman” - 30
Tyler Posey - actor, “Teen Wolf” - 31
Brittney Griner - basketball player - 32
Bristol Palin - daughter of Sarah Palin - 32
Riley Green - country singer - 34
Zac Efron - actor, “High School Musical” & “Neighbors” - 35
Lindsey Vonn - Olympic skier - 38
Ne-Yo - R&B singer - 43
Mike Tindall - rugby player & son-in-law of Princess Anne - 44
Baby Bash - rapper - 47
Jean-Claude Van Damme - actor, “The Expendables 2” & “Cyborg” - 62
Chuck Lorre - director - 70
Mike Ditka - football player & coach - 83
Born On This Date
Lee Harvey Oswald - JFK assassin - 1939 (d. 1963)
Dawn Wells - actress, “Gilligan’s Island” - 1938 (d. 2020)
Peter Boyle - actor, “Everybody Loves Raymond” - 1935 (d. 2006)
Chuck Berry - rock singer - 1926 (d. 2017)
Pierre Trudeau - 15th Canadian Prime Minister - 1919 (d. 2000)
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