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6/9/2022: Prince Hypocrite
PLUS: Threatening Justices, “Senseless” Reality Stars, and Tiger Opts Out of US Open
Today is Thursday, June 9, 2022.
It is the 160th day of the year.
205 days remain.
In honor of National Best Friends Day, Twitter users sent messages of well-wishes and thanks to their besties.
#BlackAdam was trending Wednesday after DC Comics released a trailer for the new superhero movie starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. It hits theaters this October.
On World Oceans Day, several environmental organizations called on the world to protect our planet’s waters.
Kid Rock was trending Wednesday as leftists continued to bash the outspoken, MAGA supporting rocker. More on him in Showbiz.
A missing 3-year-old boy was found “alive and in good health” after missing for two days near his home in Montana.
Ryker Webb, who was last seen on Friday playing outside with his dog, was found Sunday by a search team of local deputies. Upon finding him, the deputies reported that he was “hungry, thirsty, and cold.”
Webb was taken to a local hospital where he was evaluated and released to his family.
Twitter has offered ELON MUSK access to its treasure trove of raw data on hundreds of millions of daily tweets in an effort to push forward his acquisition of the platform.
Multiple outlets reported on the information sharing Wednesday, while those directly involved with the takeover refused to confirm a data sharing agreement.
It all boils down to Musk’s hard stance on the company providing data about the prevalence of fake accounts on its platform.
A teacher was killed and 14 of her students injured when a 29-year-old German-Armenian man drove into a crowd in Berlin on Wednesday.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver veered onto the pavement twice in a popular shopping area, which is where he struck the victims. Following the crash, he was detained by bystanders and handed over to the authorities.
“The latest evidence suggests this is a case of a mentally ill person running amok,” IRIS SPRANGER, Berlin’s interior affairs minister said of the incident.
Six Haitians who were in Florida for the Special Olympics have mysteriously vanished.
The Osceola County Sheriff’s Office announced this week that Oriol Jean, 18, Anderson Petit-Frere, 18, Peter Mianovich Berlus, 19, Nicholson Fontilus, 20, Steevenson Jacquet, 24 and Antione Joseph Mithon, 32, all disappeared on June 6.
Officers say all six were last seen in Kissimmee on the afternoon of the 6th. All of them turned in their room keys, left their belongings and then vanished.
Their disappearance is being investigated as a missing person’s case.
Brent Crude was trading over $123 a barrel on Wednesday, while West Texas Intermediate was not far behind at just over $122 a barrel.
The national average price of a gallon of gas was $4.95 on Wednesday -- that’s 64 cents higher than it was a month ago and $1.89 higher than it was a year ago.
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JIM SEALS has died.
The singer-songwriter, known for his hits “Diamond Girl” and “Summer Breeze,” passed away Monday. No cause of death was shared.
He was 80.
Country singer SAM HUNT, 37, and his wife HANNAH LEE FOWLER, 33, have welcomed their first child, a daughter named Lucy Lu.
The newborn, who arrived a few weeks ago according to Hunt, comes amid the couple’s reconciliation following Fowler filing for divorce earlier this year.
An armed man was arrested near the home of Supreme Court Justice BRETT KAVANAUGH on Wednesday morning.
According to law enforcement, the man had a gun and knife and made violent threats against Kavanaugh.
The man was later identified as Nicholas John Roske, 26, of California. He faces federal charges of attempted murder, according to the DOJ.
WORTH REMEMBERING: In May, Biden told people to “violate the law by protesting at justices’ homes.”
No winner for Tuesday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Friday night’s drawing will be for a $226 million jackpot or a $129.8 million cash payout.
Paramount has been hit with a lawsuit by the family of the author behind the original story used for “Top Gun.”
The suit has been filed by SHOSH and YUVAL YONAY, the heirs of EHUD YONAY, who penned the 1983 article “Top Guns.”
The Yonays claim that the rights assigned to Paramount for the storyline were “terminated” prior to the release of “Top Gun: Maverick.”
A spokesperson for Paramount told Fox News that the claims are “without merit.”
FYI: Per the Copyright Act, “creators (or heirs) have the right to terminate an assignment of rights by contract during a five year window starting from 35 years from the assignment rights.” In this case that would have been the year 2018.
KID ROCK is seriously considering running for political office…one day.
“If I was bored, sitting around -- really thought I could serve my country and help them out, stir things up a little bit and do what’s right, I’d have to take a hard look at it,” he told Fox News’ TUCKER CARLSON.
The rocker chatted with Carlson on the latest episode of “Tucker Carlson Originals” on Fox Nation, which is available to watch now.
A notebook containing thoughts and observations from a man who was inside the courtroom during AMBER HEARD and JOHNNY DEPP’s trial is for sale.
Larry Foreman told TMZ that he traveled from Kentucky to Virginia to witness the trial, during which he decided to jot down his own interpretation of the goings on.
As of Wednesday, the bidding had reached $14,000 for the notes, but the sale is far from over.
All proceeds from the sale will be donated to Children’s Hospital LA.
SPEAKING OF DEPP: The actor was seen being escorted out of a hotel in England this week to protect him from the hordes of fans who have been following him since the trial ended.
TRAVIS SCOTT will headline a three-day music festival in Las Vegas this September.
The Day N Vegas festival marks the rapper’s first festival performance since the tragedy at his Astroworld concert in Houston in November 2021.
Other headliners include SZA, J. COLE, PUSHA T and BABY KEEM.
JULIA GARNER will likely take on the role of Madonna in an upcoming biopic for Universal Pictures.
Insiders told Variety that the actress has been offered the role and her team is considering it.
Others in the running to play the Material Girl include FLORENCE PUGH, ALEXA DEMIE and ODESSA YOUNG.
No further details about the film were shared.
Season 2 of the “Sex and the City” spinoff series “And Just Like That…” will welcome back Samantha Jones, played by KIM CATTRALL.
Showrunner Michael Patrick King revealed to Variety that the PR guru, who was missing from the initial season, will “appear virtually.”
King also shared that filming for Season 2 will begin in October, with new episodes landing on HBO in 2023.
KRISTEN STEWART took to Instagram this week to announce her latest project, “the most gayest, most fun-est, most titillating queer ghost hunting show ever.”
She then called on her followers to send her names of the “most incredible LGBTQ+ ghost hunters, paranormal specialists, mediums, psychics, [and] investigators.”
The post states that casting is being conducted on behalf of an unidentified “major streamer.”
HBO has decided not to move forward with JJ ABRAMS’ sci-fi series “Demimonde.”
The decision comes after weeks of discussions over the show’s budget.
The series was in early pre-production when the plug was pulled. It is unclear if Abrams will shop other streamers.
Apple Studios has landed the rights to a Formula One racing film, starring BRAD PITT.
The yet-to-be titled film will feature Pitt as a driver who comes out of retirement to compete alongside a rookie against the best in the business.
JOSEPH KOSINSKI, director of “Top Gun: Maverick,” will be at the helm.
SCARLETT JOHANSSON will star in “The Sea Change.”
The film is based on the 1959 novel of the same name, written by Elizabeth Jane Howard. It centers on the famous London playwright Emmanuel and his sickly wife Lillian, who have never been able to get over the loss of their daughter, Sarah. The pair’s rocky marriage takes an unexpected turn when they travel to a remote Greek Island.
It is assumed Johansson will play Lillian, though that has not yet been confirmed.
A judge has delayed the trial of two former Minneapolis police officers charged in GEORGE FLOYD’s death.
TOU THAO and J. ALEXANDER KUENG were due to go on trial next week, but the judge felt pushing it back to January would give some additional time to improve prospects for a fair trial.
The two are charged with aiding and abetting both second-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.
BOB SAGET’s home has hit the market.
The newly renovated 6-bedroom pad is listed for $7.765 million. Bob bought it back in 2003 for $2.895 million.
His widow, KELLY RIZZO, lived in the home following his passing, but has since decided to list it.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
ESTHER JENNER, mom of CAITLYN JENNER, is no longer Keeping Up With The Kardashians.
“I think that Kardashian show (referring to their new Hulu show) is the most senseless thing I have ever watched,” she told the US Sun this week.
Esther later added that despite not liking the show, she loves her granddaughters KYLIE and KENDALL and even her step-grandchildren KIM, KOURTNEY, KHLOE and ROBERT. (No mention of her former daughter-in-law KRIS).
As previously reported, Cait was a little bitter to find out online that she was not going to be part of the new show.
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
PRINCE HARRY and MEGHAN MARKLE are hypocrites.
After several long-winded speeches about energy conservation, the Sussexes jumped aboard their private jet to head home to California over the weekend.
According to The Times, the couple, and their two kids, climbed aboard a Bombardier Global 6000 -- an ultra-long-range jet that can soar 6,000 miles without refueling. Their 5,500-mile trip from Farnborough, England to Santa Barbara emitted approximately 60 tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere, per the outlet.
WORTH NOTING: The Paris Agreement says a “person’s annual carbon budget should be limited to 2.1 tons” -- Harry and Meg surpassed that by 15 times in one flight.
TIGER WOODS won't be playing in the US Open next week because he says his body needs more time to “get stronger for major championship golf.”
The 46-year-old played in the Masters in April and the PGA Championship in May, where he struggled to walk the lengthy courses.
The US Open will be held at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts.
DAY OF THE YEAR
National Earl Day
National Donald Duck Day
Day Of Reciprocation
Wine And Dine Day
National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day
ON THIS DATE
53 A.D. – The beginning of a rocky relationship begins with the marriage of Nero to Claudia Octavia. At the time of their betrothal, Nero was an aristocrat. The marriage to Claudia made him de facto heir to the throne of Claudius.
Nero had poisoned Claudia's brother Britannicus two years earlier, eliminating any opposition. Claudia knew about it, but kept mum, for fear of being killed herself. Nero, always the gentleman, grew bored with his wife, knocked up a former slave named Poppaea, then divorced and banished his wife.
Octavia complained, so Nero tortured her maids to death. When the Roman people revolted, Nero brought Claudia back to Rome. Exactly 9 years after first marrying Claudia, Nero ordered her suffocated to death in a hot vapor bath.
1650 – The Harvard Corporation becomes the first legal corporation in the Americas.
Massachusetts' colonial legislature issued the charter at the request of Harvard College President Henry Dunster. Today Harvard is called a "university," but on the books the corporation's official name is "Harvard College."
1732 – James Oglethorpe is granted a royal charter for the Province of Georgia. It gave him land between the Savannah and Altamaha rivers.
Oglethorpe, a social reformer, campaigned to ban slavery in the area. Instead, he thought Britons imprisoned for bad debts should be sent to Georgia.
Meanwhile, any religion was permissible in Georgia except, of course, Roman Catholicism. This had more to do with the Spanish in Florida than with the Church of England's separation from the Holy Sea.
1876 – Charles Elmer Hires sells his first root beer in the Philadelphia Centennial Exhibition.
His concoction originated as a dry tea, with berries, roots, and more than twenty-five herbs. He used the dried mix to flavor carbonated soda.
Though farmers and settlers had been brewing similar drinks for years, Hires was certainly the first to successfully mass-market the beverage.
1898 – China's Qing Dynasty agrees to lease the island of Hong Kong to the United Kingdom for 99 years.
When the lease expired in 1997, the People's Republic regained sovereignty over the island. That's thanks to an accord penned in 1984 between Margaret Thatcher and Prime Minister Zhao Ziyang.
But the agreement also excluded China's imposition of communism on the island, which remains a successful capitalist country.
1954 – The hearings on Wisconsin Senator Joe McCarthy's investigation of communists in the US Government get heated.
It was on this date that Head Counsel Joseph Welch implored McCarthy, "Have you no sense of decency, sir, at long last? Have you left no sense of decency?"
But there were communist spies in the State Department.
1978 – Johannes Gutenberg’s Bible sells for $2.4 million in London.
The book is the first to have been produced using the printing press.
2013 – Edward Snowden makes his identity known as the leaker of NSA documents.
The documents revealed publicly numerous global programs for the first time. He acquired the documents while working as an NSA contractor.
Snowden would be charged the following week with violating the Espionage Act and theft of government property, but he fled to Hong Kong and then Russia where he remains.
2019 - Former Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz is shot in the back at a bar in his native Dominican Republic.
He was rushed to a local medical facility, where he underwent life-saving surgery. Ortiz was then later flown to Boston and underwent two additional surgeries at Massachusetts General Hospital.
After a thorough investigation, it would be revealed that drug kingpin Caesar Emilio Peralta ordered a hit on Ortiz over an alleged incident of disrespect.
Laurie Hernandez - Olympic gymnast - 22
Danielle Chuchran - actress, “Runaway Romance” & “Minor Details” - 29
Logan Browning - actress, “Meet the Browns” & “The Perfection” - 33
Mae Whitman - actress, “Parenthood” & “The Duff” - 34
Natalie Portman - actress, “Black Swan” & “Jackie” - 41
Udonis Haslem - basketball player - 42
Matthew Bellamy - rock singer, Muse - 44
Dean Felber - bassist, Hootie and the Blowfish - 55
Johnny Depp - actor, “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise - 59
Michael J. Fox - actor, “Back To The Future” films - 61
Born On This Date
Charles Webb - author, “The Graduate” - 1939 (d. 2020)
George Stephenson - engineer, known as the “Father of Railways” - 1781 (d. 1848)