6/16/2022: Don’t Get “Krissed”
PLUS: Jacked Up Interest Rates, Ye vs. Adidas, and Klay Thompson Impersonator
Today is Thursday, June 16, 2022.
It is the 167th day of the year.
198 days remain.
#GenXIn4Words was trending Wednesday. Tweets included, “We are cool people,” “Be Kind and Rewind,” “We don’t need seatbelts,” “the last free generation” and “The Greatest Music Ever.”
Zendaya was trending yesterday after a TikTok video tricked fans into thinking she was pregnant. Head to Showbiz to find out more about the new trend called, getting “Krissed.”
In honor of Nature Photography Day, social media users shared their favorite photos of nature. The pics ranged from animals, to sunsets to mountain tops and beaches.
Twitterverse bid farewell to Internet Explorer following the news that Microsoft is officially shutting down the search engine this week. More in Hit List.
Ryan Gosling was trending after a photo of him in character as Ken for the upcoming Barbie film was released. Head to Showbiz to check it out.
The Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Markets Committee – which oversees interest rates and, counterintuitively, centrally plans the “open market” economy – is jacking up interest rates .75%, and is considering a similarly-sized increase next month.
A formal recessionary period won’t be far on its heels, though plenty of indicators suggest it’s already here: retail sales were down .3% in May, after dropping steadily each month since the start of the year.
Animal rights activists failed to persuade a New York State Court of Appeals that an elephant at the Bronx Zoo is a person who is entitled to live outside of captivity.
Attorneys for the zoo argue that the elephant, named Happy, is in fact an elephant and not a person, and is “respected as the magnificent creature she is.”
Internet Explorer by Microsoft made it nearly 27 years. Now, it’s dead.
People who try to open the app are now directed to Edge, Microsoft’s latest browser project. But if you’re a sucker for the classic, Microsoft has an “Internet Explorer” mode within Edge that will make older, legacy applications work just fine.
A gunman who opened fire inside a Dallas-area fieldhouse hosting a summer sports camp for kids was killed by police who responded to the situation.
The unidentified suspect fired a warning shot after he was told to leave by event staff.
No other injuries have been reported.
Stocks surged on the news of the Fed’s interest rate hike decision. The Dow closed up 303 points (1%), the S&P added 54 points (1.46%) and the Nasdaq climbed 270 points (2.5%).
Brent Crude and West Texas Intermediate dipped below $120 a barrel.
For the first time in weeks, another day hasn’t brought another new national average gas price record. It ticked down .2 cents Wednesday.
Bitcoin continued its fall, losing $338.50 (1.53%) of its value Wednesday. It’s down nearly $10,000 over the last 30 days.
A baby emu with special needs is moving around again thanks to his very own custom wheelchair.
According to the pet mobility company, Walkin’ Pets, the two-month-old emu, named Lemu, was rescued from a farm in Wisconsin, where he was living with a slipped tendon. Bella View Farm Animal Sanctuary, located in North Carolina, took in the injured bird and immediately started working on his recovery.
The wheelchair, created by Walkin’ Pets, is the very first of its kind.
Check it out here:
(Courtesy of Walkin Pets/YouTube)
GLORIA ALLEN has died.
The trans activist, who was featured in the award-winning documentary “Mama Gloria,” passed away earlier this week at her apartment in Chicago. A source told the Dallas Voice that Gloria passed away peacefully in her sleep.
She was 76.
JOYCE REBETA-BURDITT has died.
The best-selling author, who created the long-running DICK VAN DYKE show “Diagnosis Murder,” pased away in Los Angeles on June 2. A cause of death has not been revealed.
She was 83.
BY THE WAY: She was the mother of TV writer and producer JACK BURDITT, who’s worked on shows like “30 Rock,” “Modern Family,” and “The Mindy Project,” and created the TIM ALLEN comedy “Last Man Standing.”
“SNL” alum KENAN THOMPSON has filed for divorce from his wife CHRISTINA EVANGELINE after 11 years of marriage.
The couple have been living separately since April.
They have agreed to joint custody of their two daughters, Georgia, 7, and Gianna, 3, according to legal docs obtained by TMZ.
ANTHONY FAUCI has covid.
That is all.
ELON MUSK says he currently plans to vote for RON DESANTIS for president in 2024, though the Florida Governor hasn’t announced a bid.
Musk made the comment on Twitter after noting he voted for Republican MAYRA FLORES for the special election in Texas’s 34th Congressional District. That seat has been held by a Democrat for 40 years.
WORTH NOTING: Flores was born in Mexico and came to the United States when she was six years old.
SO, NATURALLY: Democrat Congressman JAMAAL BOWMAN took to Twitter to accuse Musk of racism, writing, “Elon Musk is not a leader. He’s just another Republican billionaire who supports white supremacy and authoritarianism because he doesn’t want his workers to unionize or to pay his fair share in taxes. The GOP just tried to end democracy and now he’s supporting them.
A COUPLE OF THINGS:
Last year, Musk paid more taxes in a single year than any other person in the history of the country, around $15 billion.
Musk supported a foreign-born woman for Congress – isn’t that the Democrat dream of equity and championing identity politics? Or are they just exacerbating strife among racial minorities and women in order to advance a far-left, socialist agenda?
A company setting wage standards and work requirements is a far cry from authoritarianism; perhaps Bowman, as a leftist, simply sees private enterprise as extensions of the State anyway.
BY THE WAY: When asked about Musk’s support at a press conference Wednesday, Desantis said he welcomes all support from the African-American community.
No winner for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Friday night’s drawing will be for a $273 million jackpot or a $151.7 million cash payout.
ZENDAYA shut down rumors Wednesday that she is expecting her first child with boyfriend, actor TOM HOLLAND.
The rumor began thanks to a now-viral, fan-created TikTok that features a fake ultrasound made to look like it was posted by Zendaya. After a few seconds, the clip cuts to a video of KRIS JENNER dancing to “Lady Marmalade.”
The trend is known as getting “Krissed,” in which viewers are tricked into believing a fake story.
FRANK OCEAN has been announced as one of the headliners for next year’s Coachella.
The music festival will take place April 15-17 and 21-23 at its usual stomping grounds, the Empire Polo Club in Indio, California.
More performers will be announced at a later date.
BRITNEY SPEARS has fired her entire security team after her ex-husband JASON ALEXANDER broke into her home last week during her wedding with SAM ASGHARI.
Alexander remains behind bars with a $100,000 bail. When he does get out, he will have to stay at least 100 yards away from Spears thanks to a recently issued order of protection.
NICKI MINAJ is headlining Rolling Loud New York, along with A$AP ROCKY and FUTURE.
Other performers include, LIL UZI VERT, DABABY, BIA, SOULJA BOY, BUSTA RHYMES, 21 SAVAGE, BIG SEAN and many more.
The three-day hip-hop music festival is set for September 23-25.
“Jackass” star BAM MARGARA has been reported missing after leaving a Florida rehab facility without proper authorization.
The 42-year-old, who was at the treatment center under a court order, reportedly fled in a black Honda sedan. It is unclear if someone picked him up or if he drove away.
Margara’s exit comes one month after he celebrated a year of sobriety.
WORTH NOTING: Since leaving the center he has posted on social media, but no word on his current whereabouts.
First look at RYAN GOSLING as Ken for the upcoming Barbie flick:
(Courtesy of Warner Bros/Twitter)
Actress PATRICIA HEATON is not okay with Disney choosing CHRIS EVANS to voice Buzz Lightyear in the new flick, instead of TIM ALLEN.
“Saw the trailer for Buzz Lightyear and all I can say is Disney/Pixar made a HUGE mistake in not casting my pal Tim Allen in the role that he originated, the role he owns,” Heaton wrote on Twitter.
Production sources explained that the casting switch up was due to the film being about the real person who inspired the toy featured in “Toy Story,” which is voiced by Allen.
“Lightyear” hits theaters tomorrow.
GINA RODRIGUEZ will star in the Amazon thriller “Last Known Position.”
The series follows the fallout of a brand new American commercial jetliner that vanishes on its maiden voyage over the Pacific. The investigation into the missing aircraft leads officials to a creature of the deep that may be responsible for the crash.
The show is based on the mystery thriller podcast of the same name.
HBO Max and Cartoon Network are working on a Looney Tunes musical.
“Bye Bye Bunny: A Looney Tunes Musical” will follow an exhausted Bugs Bunny who is ready to be a regular rabbit after years of sold-out shows. Daffy Duck attempts to take over the spotlight, but soon finds himself in the clutches of an obsessed fan. Bugs must return to the limelight to the rescue of his feathered friend, according to Deadline.
A premiere date has not yet been announced.
“Downton Abbey: A New Era” will premiere on Peacock on June 24.
The streamer also announced a new 24/7 “Downton Abbey” channel for viewers who want to catch up on the show ahead of the film’s release.
All six seasons, the first movie and a one hour special are currently available on Peacock.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
KANYE WEST has beef with Adidas CEO KASPER RORSTE over some new shoes.
Ye took to social media to call out the athlete apparel company, claiming they stole one of his Yeezy designs for their new Adilette 22 slides.
Here’s the thing: Adidas and Ye currently have a partnership, with the former selling Yeezys. The partnership is set to expire in 2026, but with the latest “issue,” Ye has threatened to bail out early.
Here are the Adilette 22 slides:
(Photo courtesy of Adidas)
And here are the Yeezy slides:
(Photo courtesy of Adidas)
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
PRINCE CHARLES and PRINCE WILLIAM are doing what they can to keep PRINCE ANDREW out of the spotlight.
While several outlets reported that the disgraced royal would appear at the Order of Garter ceremony at Windsor Castle this week, new reports state that he was banned at the last minute by Charles and William.
Royal watchers told The Post that the move signifies a “power shift” in the family as QUEEN ELIZABETH has always stuck her neck out for Andrew.
“This is a sign of the next generation coming into power,” a royal source told the outlet.
MEANWHILE: Buckingham Palace told The Post that it was a “family decision” to prohibit Andrew from public appearances.
One NBA fan has been banned from San Francisco’s Chase Center after impersonating Golden State Warriors player KLAY THOMPSON.
YouTuber -- and known prankster -- DAWSON GURLEY bypassed security before the game Monday and gained possession of a ball to participate in a shoot-a-round. He maintained that he was allowed onto the court because of his likeness to the NBA player.
Videos of Gurley impersonating Thompson have received millions of views on his YouTube channel.
Check out the side-by-side to see their similarities:
Klay Thompson Dawson Gurley
(Photo courtesy of Getty/Twitter)
Major League Soccer and Apple TV have partnered up for a new streaming deal.
From 2023 until 2032, MLS fans can access games through the league's streaming service where they can watch all MLS, Leagues Cup and select MLS NEXT Pro matches
The deal is worth $2.5 billion, according to the Financial Times.
DAY OF THE YEAR
Flowers In Your Hair Day
National Fudge Day
Fresh Veggies Day
ON THIS DATE
1846 – Giovanni Mastai-Ferretti ascends to the Papacy, taking the name Pius IX.
With 32 years as the head of the church, he holds the record for the longest-reigning Pope in history.
Under his watch, the Catholic Church adopted the decree of Papal Infallibility, which declared the words of the Pope to be the words of God.
He was sainted in 2000.
1858 – Illinois State Legislator Abraham Lincoln gives the famous “House Divided” speech.
The oratory was a take-down of slavery in the Southern States, on the heels of his nomination to run for Senate as a Republican.
The race for Senate crescendoed in the famous Lincoln-Douglas debates.
Lincoln lost the general election.
1963 – Valentina Tereshkova becomes the first woman in space.
She was aboard the Vostok 6 spacecraft, orbiting 48 times in 71 hours. The flight was a short-lived record for most time in space. The craft was piloted from a control center on Earth.
Tereshkova would later serve as a member of the Soviet Parliament.
1977 – Leonid Brezhnev is elected president of the Supreme Soviet.
Brezhnev had been a loyal member of the Soviet apparatus since the 1930s.
His power rivaled Stalin’s, holding a smattering of titles in the Soviet leadership. His leadership did little to end the Cold War, only heightening tensions when he invaded Afghanistan and established a doctrine that permitted the Soviets to intervene militarily when communist bloc countries were threatened.
He died in 1982.
2010 – Bhutan institutes a nationwide ban on tobacco consumption.
The cultivation, harvesting, production and sale became illegal. The law also allocated resources for government-sponsored treatment to help addicts quit.
It was part of the nation’s “Gross National Happiness” initiative, which was designed to measure quality of life across the board, not just in terms of economic robustness.
2015 - Donald Trump launches his campaign for the Republican nomination for US President at Trump Towers.
2017 - Amazon buys Whole Foods for $13.7 billion.
Anna Cathcart - actress, “To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before” - 19
Justin Jefferson - football player - 23
Jonah Marais - pop singer - 24
Lauren Taylor - actress, “Richie Rich” & “Best Friends Whenever” - 24
Gnash - DJ - 29
Banks - R&B singer - 34
Diana DeGarmo - opera singer - 35
Missy Peregrym - actress, “Rookie Blue” & “FBI” - 40
Adam Ray - comedian - 40
Matt Costa - folk singer - 40
Brandon Armstrong - basketball player - 42
Daniel Bruhl - actor, “Inglorious Bastards” - 44
Phil Mickelson - golfer - 52
MC Ren - rapper - 53
Danny Burstein - actor, “Moulin Rouge” - 58
Born On This Date
Tupac Shakur - rapper - 1971 (d. 1996)
Ultimate Warrior - wrestler - 1959 (d. 2014)