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5/11/2022: Kardashian-Davidson Baby?
PLUS: Warhol Painting Sets New Sales Record, Chef Batali Beats Charges, and Tom Brady’s Post-Football Gig
Today is Wednesday, May 11, 2022.
It is the 131st day of the year.
234 days remain.
Christmas Day was trending Tuesday after CBS and the NFL announced the Denver Broncos will play the Los Angeles Rams on the holiday. The game will also air on Nickelodeon.
#PeopleYouShouldNeverMakeAngry landed in Twitter’s Top 10 Trends yesterday. Tweets included, “Spider-Man,” “ride-share emotional support animals,” “Will Smith” and “the cook.”
Tom Brady was trending after securing his post-football career. More in Sports.
A Wisconsin man who used a forklift to rescue his pickup from a ditch on Monday night has been charged with his fifth OWI.
Officers were dispatched to a ditch in the town of Clinton late Monday night after multiple reports of a white pickup truck being stuck.
When officers arrived on scene, they spotted the truck, along with a man who appeared to be asleep in a nearby forklift. They were quickly able to determine that the man had crashed the truck and used the forklift to try and free it.
The man has been identified as 62-year-old Vernon R. Schmuck.
More details about the dramatic capture of escaped inmate Casey Cole White and former jail boss Vicky White (no relation) have emerged.
According to a spokesperson with the US Marshal’s Service, the pair were stocked with cash, wigs and a small arsenal and planned to have a shootout with police when they were nabbed on Monday after 11 days on the run.
As previously reported, the couple were rundown by authors in Evansville, Indiana. Casey was arrested and Vicky was transported to a local hospital where she later died from a self-inflicted gunshot.
Andy Warhol’s 1964 silk-screen of Marilyn Monroe sold for $195 million at Christie’s auction in New York last week.
The painting is one of five Warhol created that year.
The sale set a new record, beating previous record holder Brooklyn artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, whose skull painting sold for $110 in 2017.
WORTH NOTING: Jean and Andy collaborated on several hundred paintings.
David Bonola, the man accused of killing Queens mom Orsolya Gaal, claims he did it because he believed she had given him HIV.
He told detectives that Gaal “lied” to him and “cheated” on him during their two-year affair. “It made me angry. I couldn’t accept it,” Bonola continued.
The married father-of-two, who came to the US illegally from Mexico 21 years ago, has been charged with murder after following Gaal home on April 16 and stabbing her multiple times. After shoving her body into her son’s duffel bag, Bonola left the bag about a mile from Gaal’s home.
He was arrested on April 21.
Parents across the country continue to stress about how they will feed their babies with the nationwide formula shortage.
Retail outlets have seen a 30% drop in the availability of some popular brands, due to supply chain issues, labor shortages, inflation and the closure of a Michigan plant after a recall on their product.
The Post spoke with several local New York moms who report that they have searched as far as Wisconsin for formula for their little ones.
Top 5 Fiction & Nonfiction Books Currently on the New York Times Best Sellers List:
"It Ends With Us," Colleen Hoover
“Dream Town,” David Baldacci
“City On Fire,” Don Winslow
“Where The Crawdads Sing,” Delia Owens
“Verity,” Colleen Hoover
“Finding Me,” Viola Davis
“The Palace Papers,” Tina Brown
“The Body Keeps The Score,” Bessel van der Kolk
“Unmasked,” Paul Holes
“Freezing Order,” Bill Browder
JAMES OLSON has died.
The actor, known for his role in “Rachel, Rachel,” passed away on April 17 at his home in Malibu. A cause of death was not shared.
He was 91.
MICHELLE WILLIAMS, 41, is pregnant with her third child.
The actress revealed the news Tuesday, telling Variety that she is “totally joyous.”
The child will be her second with husband, director THOMAS KAIL, 44. They are already parents to son, Hart, 2, while Williams is mom to daughter Matilda, 16, from her relationship with the late actor HEATH LEDGER.
Social media star FRANKIE GRANDE, 39, married HALE LEON, 29, in a “Star Wars”-themed wedding on May 4th.
Grande, whose mother JOAN GRANDE officiated the ceremony, announced the news on Instagram Tuesday.
His sister, singer ARIANA GRANDE was also in attendance.
The pair got engaged in June 2021.
SYMONE SANDERS, a former aide to the Biden administration, tanked during her MSNBC debut this past weekend.
According to Nielsen, Sanders drew in just 361,000 viewers to her show, titled “Symone.” Compare that to Fox News Channel’s “Fox News Live” which brought in over 840,000 viewers during the same time slot.
Her first interview was with First Lady JILL BIDEN.
DONALD TRUMP may soon return to Twitter, thanks to ELON MUSK.
The soon-to-be Twitter owner — said he would reverse the permanent ban, which he called “a morally bad decision” in the first place.
Trump got the boot in January 2021 after the Capitol insurrection.
WORTH NOTING: The former president has said that even if he gets the green light from Musk, he does not plan on returning to the platform.
No winner for Monday night’s Powerball drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for a $68 million jackpot or a $39 million cash payout.
Filming for “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” has paused until “further notice” as Colbert is “experiencing symptoms consistent with a recurrence of COVID,” according to a tweet from the show.
The host previously tested positive for the virus less than a month ago.
Colbert is vaccinated. It is unknown if he is also boosted.
MIKE TYSON will not face charges from his airplane beatdown.
The San Mateo County DA announced that due to the “conduct of the victim leading up to the incident,” no charges will be filed against the legendary boxer.
An insider told TMZ that neither the victim nor Tyson want to go to court over the ordeal.
JOHNNY DEPP is not dating his attorney, despite claims to the contrary on social media.
Insiders close to CAMILLE VAQUEZ, a member of the team of lawyers the actor has hired, told TMZ the relationship rumors are nothing more than “fan fiction from social media.”
Several TikTok users have pointed out that the two “appear quite comfortable” around each other and “constantly seem to be touching in some way shape or form.”
Depp-sources told the outlet that the team of attorneys have developed a friendship with the actor.
BRITNEY SPEARS’ latest round of nude pics on Instagram have her followers split on whether or not she is “doing okay.”
Brit posted a collection of photos this week, featuring her in the buff from her recent vacation — pre-pregnancy news — with fiancé SAM ASGHARI.
While many followers questioned whether ending the conservatorship was the right move, celeb photog Matt Bernstein came to Britney’s defense, saying “I swear people forget that Britney was in prison of her father’s design for the past 13 years. She missed the years when we were all terrible at Instagram and used those tacky in-app filters. She is feeling herself. Let her be.”
Another follower also pointed out the fact that many other female celebrities post similar photos and no one questions their mental stability.
STEVE AOKI fell off the stage while DJ-ing at DAER Nightclub in Hollywood, Florida Sunday night.
He hit the floor, but didn’t stay down for long. After collecting himself, Steve jumped back on stage and continued with his performance.
The famous DJ was at the event put on by Celebrity Sports Entertainment.
The hammer CHRIS HEMSWORTH used while playing Thor is hitting the auction block.
The prop, from the 2011 Marvel flick, is expected to fetch at least $100,000 next month when it is released as part of one of the world’s largest live auctions of film and TV memorabilia.
In addition to the hammer, Propstore’s Entertainment Memorabilia Live Auction will feature 1,800 rare and iconic items.
DOLLY PARTON is set to star in a satirical musical about the efforts to get the Mexican Pizza back on Taco Bell’s menu.
“Mexican Pizza: The Musical” will be released on May 26, according to an Instagram post from the taco joint.
The musical will be streamed on TikTok.
DOJA CAT will also appear in the show.
LILY JAMES, JOSEPH GORDON-LEVITT and HIMESH PATEL will star in the new comedy “Providence.”
The story follows the diverse residents of a small island town who must navigate their lives after a murder, the discovery of a million dollars and a series of bad decisions upends the once peaceful town.
A premiere date was not announced.
LIAM NEESON is set to star in the thriller flick “Thug.”
The film revolves around a San Pedro gangster (Neeson) who tries to reconnect with his children and fix the mistakes of his past, but the criminal underworld is not ready to let him go.
No other casting details were shared.
PARAMORE, LIL NAS X, KACEY MUSGRAVES, SZA and FLUME will headline this year’s Austin City Limits festival.
The RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, PINK and THE CHICKS will also take the stage.
The festival is set for the weekends of October 7 and October 14 at Zilker Park in Texas.
MARIO BATALI was cleared Tuesday of charges that he groped a woman at a Boston bar in 2017.
A Boston judge found the famous chef not guilty of indecent battery and assault after a criminal trial that lasted less than two days.
The judge explained that while Batali may not have “been on his best behavior” that evening, “the case is about credibility” and [the victim] has “significant credibility issues.”
Four other women accused the chef of inappropriate touching in 2017, forcing him to step down from TV roles and leave his restaurant empire.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
KIM is reportedly looking into fertility options in light of her relationship with kid-less PETE DAVIDSON.
Insiders told The Mirror that the mom-of-four has changed her mind about a fifth baby and “wants to have [one] with Pete.”
The sources added that Kim is so “smitten” with her new man that she is ready to move in with him and start a family.
The baby news comes after Kim confessed that she is open to marrying again in the latest episode of her family’s Hulu show, “The Kardashians.”
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
QUEEN ELIZABETH was forced to skip the State Opening of Parliament on Tuesday due to “episodic mobility problems,” according to a statement from Buckingham Palace.
PRINCE CHARLES took over for her.
Insiders told Page Six it is believed that the Queen is suffering from post-covid symptoms.
As of now, Her Majesty is still expected to attend her annual Jubilee celebration in June.
TOM BRADY will join Fox Sports as a lead analyst once he retires — and stays retired — from the NFL.
The network announced the news Tuesday, saying it is “pleased” to bring the QB on board “immediately after his playing career.”
According to Front Office Sports, Brady will make up to $25 million a year with the new gig — with the whole contract worth up to $200 million.
DAY OF THE YEAR
National Eat What You Want Day
National Foam Rolling Day
National Twilight Zone Day
National Receptionists’ Day
National Third Shift Workers Day
National School Nurse Day
ON THIS DATE
1812 – Britain's Prime Minister is assassinated.
The culprit was a businessman named John Bellingham. He was angry over the government's failure to pay him back debts borrowed to fight war in Russia.
A court swiftly declared Bellingham insane. Still, he was executed a week later.
1858 – Minnesota becomes the 32nd state.
Following the introduction of rail infrastructure to the territory in 1850, its population exploded from 6,000 to 150,000 in just 7 years.
One of the first major settlements was Fort Snelling. That would become the Twin Cities.
1934 – A freak dust storm ravages the Great Plains, and reaches as far East as New York and Boston.
The whirling cloud pulled up the dry topsoil, as the middle of the country suffered through drought.
Crops were dying across hundreds of American farms, and the wind storm only added to the despair of Plains farmers.
In all, it is estimated 350 million tons of silt and dust were carried in the storm. Ships 300 miles off shore claimed the dust and dirt blanketed their decks.
1947 – The BF Goodrich company reveals it has developed the tubeless tire. The innovation would make cars safer and run smoother.
Previously, tires were composed of rubber rings that sat along a tube of compressed air. These tires often blew out, causing drivers to lose control of their vehicles.
Goodrich's invention allowed the air to sit within the ring of rubber itself, creating the infrastructure for the modern-day tire.
1997 – A supercomputer designed to play chess beats world champion Gary Kasparov.
He is regarded by some as the greatest chess player ever. He was also the first world champion to lose to a machine in tournament play. It was also the first time Kasparov lost a professional match.
Deep Blue could analyze 200 million chess moves in a second.
2015 - Picasso’s “The Women of Algiers” sells for $179.3 million at Christies in New York.
2019 - Actress Alyssa Milano urges women to go on a “sex strike” after Georgia passes a new abortion law.
Critics were quick to call her out saying the strike assumes that men are the only ones who enjoy sex.
Milano did have some supporters of her movement, though not the ones she intended. Those opposed to abortion commended the strike, through for very different reasons.
Sabrina Carpenter - pop singer - 23
Lana Condor - actress, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” - 25
Thibaut Courtois - soccer player - 30
Cam Newton - football player - 33
Prince Royce - pop singer - 33
Ace Hood - rapper - 34
Blac Chyna - model & ex-fiance of Rob Kardashian - 34
Giggs - rapper - 39
Pam Ferris - actress, Ms. Trunchbull in “Matilda” - 74
Born On This Date
Cory Monteith - actor, “GLEE” - 1982 (d. 2013)
Natasha Richardson - actress, “The Parent Trap” & “Gothic” - 1963 (d. 2009)
Salvador Dali - painter - 1904 (d. 1989)