9/19/2022: $15,000 per Square Foot!
PLUS: Billionaire Shakeup; “Constantine” Sequel; and Beckham Weeps at Westminster
Today is Monday, September 19, 2022.
It is the 262nd day of the year.
103 days remain.
Saturday was Batman Day.
#ChromaticaBallMiami was trending Saturday after Lady Gaga was forced to end her concert early due to a storm that hit the area. More in Showbiz.
Sunday was National Cheeseburger Day.
Pat Sajek was trending Sunday after Twitter users slammed the “Wheel of Fortune” host for taking a photo with Georgia congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene.
LONDON BRIDGE IS DOWN
The funeral for QUEEN ELIZABETH II begins at 11:00 am British Standard Time Monday, September 19, or 5:00 am Central.
Her casket was taken in the early hours from Westminster Hall to nearby Westminster Abbey on the same gun carriage used in the funerals for GEORGE V, GEORGE VI, QUEEN VICTORIA, and WINSTON CHURCHILL.
London Heathrow – often the busiest airport in the world – will stop all departures and landings for a half hour, in order to ensure quiet during a nationwide two minutes of silence.
The committal service at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Chapel is scheduled for 4:00 pm BST, or 10:00 am Central.
Bloomberg’s Billionaire Index has shaken up the list of the world’s richest people.
GAUTAM ADANI’s investment company surged this year, adding more than $70 billion in net worth since the start of the year. That puts him at number two on the list, and pushes JEFF BEZOS to the number three slot – by a mere, paltry, basically inconsequential $19 million.
ELON MUSK is still at number one, despite losing more than $6 billion in net worth so far this year, a pittance compared to the $45.5 billion Bezos has lost so far this year.
Puerto Rico experienced an island-wide blackout Sunday as Hurricane Fiona pummeled the country with rain and winds.
In September 2017, Hurricane Maria left much of Puerto Rico without power for months, and officials are reassuring residents it won’t be the same this time around, with better infrastructure and lessons learned.
JACKIE ROBINSON’s glove worn during the last two seasons of his career is headed to auction.
The Wilson glove still has Robinson’s jersey number, 42, written on it in marker. Inspectors say it does not appear the glove has been re-laced, adding to its authenticity.
Some estimates suggest it could go for $750,000.
Conservationists have begun an effort to reintroduce wild cheetahs to India.
The big cats were declared extinct on the subcontinent in 1952.
On Friday, five female and three male cheetahs were flown in from Namibia to the 285-square-mile Kuno National Park. For now, the goal is to build the population in protected areas, and continue to introduce 50 more animals from abroad over the coming years.
BY THE NUMBERS
📈The Dow lost 139 points (0.45%) on Friday to close at 30,822. The S&P was down 28 points (.072%) to close at 3,873 and the Nasdaq lost 103 points (0.9%) to close at 11,448.
🛢 West Texas Intermediate fell to $85 on Friday. Brent Crude closed at $91.
⛽ The national average price of a gallon of gas was $3.67.
₿ Bitcoin slid nearly $400 Sunday, trading around $19,700.
🛩 There were 1,992 flights delayed within, into, or out of the United States on Sunday and 287 such cancellations.
Weekend Box Office
10. Moonage Daydream: $1.2 million (new)
9. Minions: The Rise of Gru: $1.3 million (stayed at 9)
8. The Invitation: $1.7 million (down from 5)
7. DC League of Super-Pets: $2.1 million (down from 6)
6. Top Gun: Maverick: $2.2 million (down from 4)
5. Bullet Train: $2.5 million (down from 3)
4. See How They Run: $3.1 million (new)
3. Pearl: $3.12 million (new)
2. Barbarian: $6.3 million (down from 1)
1. The Woman King: $19 million (new)
HENRY SILVA has died.
The character actor appeared in the original versions of “Ocean’s 11” and “The Manchurian Candidate,” starring alongside FRANK SINATRA and other contemporaries.
He was 95.
Actor IAN HARDING, 36, (“Pretty Little Liars”) and wife, photographer SOPHIE HART have welcomed their first baby.
He made the announcement in an Instagram post, but did not reveal the baby’s gender or when the little bundle of joy arrived.
Imagine Dragons frontman DAN REYNOLDS, 35, is splitting from wife, singer AJA VOLKMAN, 34.
The pair separated after ten years of marriage. In 2018, Reynolds said the couple would divorce, but later said they never went through with it. Now it seems to be happening for good.
ELIZABETH CHAMBERS, the ex-wife of disgraced actor ARMIE HAMMER, is dating wellness therapist, RICARDAS KAZINEC.
The 40-year-old seemingly confirmed the relationship over the weekend, sharing some photos on Instagram of her cuddling and smooching Kazinec.
Chambers filed for divorce from Hammer in July 2020 after 10 years of marriage.
BAM MARGERA, 42, is back in rehab.
Sources told TMZ that the former “Jackass” star returned to his court-ordered rehab program last week after fleeing the facility several times over the past few months.
This time around, a judge has ruled that Bam will not be required to be part of the in-patient program, which clearly is not working for him. Despite the change, restrictions will remain strict, an insider told the outlet.
Reality star JESSICA BATTEN, 38, eloped with BENJAMIN MCGRATH, 36, in Santa Barbara last month, she revealed in an interview with Brides magazine on Friday.
Batten said the couple had an intimate ceremony at the Santa Barbara courthouse, with only two other couples in attendance.
A formal ceremony with family and friends is set for August 2024.
The Good Little Liberals of Martha’s Vineyard have less than 48 hours worth of interest in “celebrating diversity,” apparently.
About 50 illegal immigrants were transported there from Florida late last week, and the introduction of just a few dozen people of color who speak a different language in the lilly-white elitist enclave sent the media and Democrat apparatus into a hair-on-fire tailspin.
After the uproar, the national guard was mobilized and the illegals were relocated to a nearby military base, but not until the white-guilt-ridden locals got their photo ops of putting their guests on cots and bringing them donuts.
Florida Governor RON DESANTIS was accused of human trafficking for the move and of using people – real human people with souls and feelings, dammit! – as pawns and political props.
But these are the facts:
The Florida legislature recently approved $12 million for its budget to remove illegal immigrants from its state in a measure that was passed with bipartisan support. DeSantis was not acting unilaterally. He was using power and funds granted for use by a democratically-elected body.
The 50 illegal immigrants sent to Martha’s Vineyard were initially relocated to Florida by President JOE BIDEN’s Department of Homeland Security. How is that different from what Florida did?
Biden’s Department of Homeland Security routinely moves illegal immigrants processed at the border across the country, often in the dead of night. As an example, 78 flights carrying illegal immigrants were flown into Jacksonville, Florida between May and November 2021.
Former Secretary of State MIKE POMPEO all but announced he’s running for president in 2024.
Last week, Pompeo said at a speech in Chicago, “We’ve got a team in Iowa, a team in New Hampshire and South Carolina. And that’s not random. We are doing the things one would do to get ready.”
WORTH NOTING: Pompeo has not publicly leveled much criticism at his old boss, former President DONALD TRUMP. The inevitable debate stage showdown should at least make for good TV – a medium Trump eats for lunch.
No winner for Friday night’s Mega Millions drawing. Tuesday night’s drawing will be for a $277 million jackpot or a $149 million cash payout.
No winner for Saturday night’s Powerball drawing. Tonight’s drawing will be for a $238 million jackpot or a $128.2 million cash payout.
LADY GAGA broke down in tears after cutting short her show in Miami on Saturday due to rain and lightning.
In an Instagram video, the singer apologized to all her fans for having to end her show due to the severe weather. She also apologized for not performing her song “Rain on Me” in the rain that was pouring down.
“I don’t know what I would do if anything happened to anybody in the audience, or to any member of my crew, band or my dancers,” Gaga tearfully said.
The stop in Miami was Gaga’s final show in her 18-city “Chromatica Ball” international summer stadium tour.
TOM HANKS and TIM ALLEN were spotted having breakfast together last week in Los Angeles.
The “Toy Story” duo might have just gotten a meal together as old pals catching up, but the reunion has sparked speculation about yet another sequel in the animated franchise. Allen did not voice Buzz Lightyear in this year’s “Lightyear” movie, but as those who saw it will note, it was technically a totally different story. That voice job went to CHRIS EVANS.
POST MALONE took a nasty spill during his show at the Enterprise Center in St. Louis Saturday night.
While performing his hit song “Circles,” Post walked down a ramp that led to the floor of the arena and fell into an opening that had been left uncovered. Despite being looked after and helped back up by medics, he continued on with the show, telling the crowd there was a “big-ass hole in the stage.”
Not only did Post sing through the pain, he also stayed after to sign some autographs for fans.
UPDATE: On Sunday, Post addressed the fall in a video posted to Twitter, telling fans that he is okay and will continue on with his tour.
While filming her HBO show “The White Lotus,” JENNIFER COOLIDGE had to go to the emergency room after a nasty reaction to a bad spray tan.
Telling the story to Allure magazine, Coolidge said that she “didn’t want to look like a big, white marshmallow on the beach in Hawaii” so she got a spray tan. The health scare prompted her makeup team to change her onscreen makeup routine, as the actress has developed an allergy to makeup, causing her skin to itch and eyes to water.
As they gear up to film the highly-anticipated second season, the makeup department will have to be sure to find products that don’t cause issues.
ROSIE O’DONNELL says she never appeared on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” because DeGeneres once “hurt her feelings.”
Speaking to ANDY COHEN on his “Watch What Happens Live,” O’Donnell explained that she was hurt after DeGeneres told LARRY KING that the two “are not friends,” in response to him asking her, “Whatever happened to Rosie O’Donnell?”
O’Donnell told Cohen that she was once asked to go on the show to promote her Showtime series “SMILF,” but after being told she couldn’t bring a friend along to make it “less awkward” she declined the offer.
WORTH ASKING: Do people assume because both women are lesbians and comedians that they are friends?
Is PAT SAJAK’s time as host of “Wheel of Fortune” coming to an end?
“We’re getting near the end. It’s been a long [time]. We’re not gonna do this for another 40 years. The end is near…,” Sajak told ET last week.
The game show is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
ROBERT PATRICK (“Terminator”) has joined the cast of “Yellowstone” prequel “1923.”
He will star as Sheriff William McDowell, a friend of the Dutton family.
Patrick joins previously announced stars HELEN MIRREN and HARRISON FORD.
“1923” will introduce a new generation of Duttons, while exploring the “end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression,” according to the official description.
WOODY ALLEN says he will retire from filmmaking after the release of his next film, “Wasp 22.”
“My idea, in principle, is not to make more movies and focus on writing,” he told Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.
Allen added that his next project will be a novel.
WORTH REMEMBERING: Earlier this year Allen told ALEC BALDWIN that he is ready to hang it up because “the thrill is gone” due to the “decline in theatrical experiences.”
A sequel to 2005’s “Constantine” is in the works at Warner Bros.
The KEANU REEVES-fronted film follows DC character, occult detective Constantine. The original flick earned $230 million globally.
There had been plans to adapt the story into a TV show produced by JJ ABRAMS for HBO Max, but it looks like a second feature-length film is now the new direction.
Sony is working on a new “Karate Kid” film. The new movie will hit theaters June 7, 2024. No plot or casting details are known.
Meanwhile, several other films have been given new theatrical release dates. “Kraven,” starring AARON TAYLOR-JOHNSON, will debut in theaters on October 6, 2023, pushed back from January 13. “Madame Webb” starring DAKOTA JOHNSON, is moving back to February 16, 2024, after previously having the October release date.
“65,” starring ADAM DRIVER, has been bumped up to March 10, 2023 and “Garfield,” starring CHRIS PRATT, has been pushed back to May 24, 2024, from its originally scheduled February 24 date. “Missing,” starring STORM REID and NIA LONG, is taking over the February release date.
A Manhattan condo will be the most expensive home ever on the US market, when it’s officially listed for $250 million.
Set near the top of the 1,550 foot tall Central Park Tower, the three-story penthouse spans 17,500 square feet. Most of the third floor is a private entertaining space with a ballroom.
If it sells for asking, that would work out to nearly $15,000 per square foot.
LUDACRIS’ manager CHAKA ZULU has been accused of murder after being part of triple shooting in Atlanta that he claims was self defense.
Zulu turned himself in last week to the Fulton County Jail, where he was booked for murder, aggravated assault, simple battery and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime.
He was later released on $200,000 bail.
THE DAILY KARDASHOPUS
Fans are once again convinced that KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN is with child.
The speculation started after the reality star shared several photos of her wearing a bikini for her new brand, Lemme. In one of the photos, Kourt is holding her belly, leading fans to wonder if she and her husband TRAVIS BARKER are expecting.
The two have been open about wanting to have a baby.
KANYE WEST is dating model CANDICE SWANEPOEL, but it may all be for publicity.
Swanepoel is the face of Yeezy GAP sunglasses, so this move could just be some sort of PR stunt.
WORTH NOTING: Swanepoel was also the face of KIM KARDASHIAN’s recent SKIMS campaign.
WE’LL NEVER BE ROYALS
Soccer star DAVID BECKHAM was spotted getting emotional as he entered Westminster Hall to see QUEEN ELIZABETH’s coffin lying in state on Friday.
“We all want to be here together and experience and celebrate the amazing life of our queen. I think that something like this today here together is meant to be shared,” he told reporters.
According to the BBC, Beckham waited in line for just over 12 hours to pay his respects. He was seen sharing food with others waiting in the long line.
ALSO: President JOE BIDEN and First Lady JILL BIDEN paid their respects to Her Majesty on Sunday ahead of today’s funeral. Joe even addressed the media from the Lancaster House in London.
For the first time since 1998, Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and the Pittsburgh Steelers did not feature either TOM BRADY or BEN ROETHLISBERGER.
WORTH NOTING: In the 12 games the two QBs faced off, Brady went 9-3.
DAY OF THE YEAR
Talk Like A Pirate Day
National Butterscotch Pudding Day
ON THIS DATE
1796 – George Washington's Farewell Address is published in the American Daily Advertiser.
He had drafted it 4 years earlier with the help of James Madison, when he intended to only serve one term as president. But after winning re-election it was shelved, though much of the content was still relevant.
Many of the founding fathers had already started fighting and political parties were quickly forming. This terrified Washington, who knew such division would not be healthy for the emerging nation.
He warned against all this in his address.
1881 – James Garfield dies 79 days after being shot by Charles Guiteau on July 2nd.
Garfield had been bedridden, as surgeons were not able to find the bullet that was lodged in his back. The president suffered a fever and infection.
The last straw was a massive heart attack that struck on this day in 1881.
1893 – New Zealand becomes the first free country in the world to grant suffrage rights to women.
The first election that women participated in occurred in November that year.
The U.S. would follow in 1920; Great Britain in 1928.
1959 – Russian premiere Nikita Khrushchev is barred from entering Disneyland in California.
The Soviet leader had been on a tour of Los Angeles, including visits to the Twentieth Century Fox studios and the set of the movie “Can-Can."
But his American security detail said a trip to Disneyland would pose to significant a threat. Khrushchev was furious and left the West Coast the next morning.
1990 – “Goodfellas” opens in theaters nationwide.
The mob flick was based on the book “Wiseguy,” penned by crime reporter Nick Pileggi.
Joe Pesci would win a Best Actor Oscar for his role.
1991 – A German archaeologist digs up the remains of what would become the oldest known and best-preserved human mummy.
He was nicknamed Otzi the Iceman, who is thought to have been born more than 5,000 years ago.
His corpse quickly froze after death, preserving even the contents of his stomach.
Otzi has been the best insight into life during the European Copper Age.
1995 – The New York Times and Washington Post publish the Unabomber's 35,000-word manifesto. He promised more death if the newspapers didn't comply.
Federal investigators actually approved the move. They thought increased public awareness would help capture the terrorist.
2021 - The missing person’s case involving video-blogger Gabby Petito comes to an end when her body is found at Bridger-Teton National Forest in Wyoming.
She was traveling across the country with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, at the time she went missing. He quickly became investigators' main suspect.
It would later come to light that Laundrie was in fact responsible for Petito’s death. The confession would be revealed after he took his own life.
Trae Young - basketball player - 24
Pia Mia - pop singer - 26
Dejounte Murray - basketball player - 26
Brent Faiyaz - music producer - 27
Danielle Panabaker - actress, “Friday the 13th” & “The Flash” - 35
Renee Young - sportscaster - 37
Eva Marie - wrestler - 38
Alison Sweeney - actress, “Days of Our Lives” - 46
Jimmy Fallon - TV show host, “The Tonight Show” - 48
Sanaa Lathan - actress, “Out of Time” & “Love & Basketball” - 51
Tim Scott - politician - 57
Trisha Yearwood - country singer - 58
Twiggy - model - 73
Jeremy Irons - actor, “Reversal of Fortune” & “The Lion King” - 74
Born On This Date
Adam West - actor, “Batman” - 1928 (d. 2017)
William Golding - novelist, “Lord of the Flies” - 1911 (d. 1993)
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