Monday Roundup: California Chrome, Pyros, Tracy Morgan, Psy
California Chrome fails to win. Steve Coburn goes off
California Chrome finished tied for fourth at the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, ending his Triple Crown bid. The race winner, Tonalist, didn’t race in either the Kentucky Derby or the Preakness. Steve Coburn, Chrome’s co-owner had some choice words for the owners of horses who don’t run in all three Triple Crown races. Specifically, he called them “goddamn cheaters”. Chrome was the top finisher at Belmont that ran all three Triple Crown races. Personally, I have no problem with what Coburn said. Sure, he wasn’t all that graceful with what he said. But he’s right that it’s ridiculous that horses are eligible to only run one or two of the races. Coburn apologized on Good Morning America this morning.
Hillary Clinton on tour
Former Secretary of State and First Lady Hillary Clinton’s book, Hard Choices, comes out tomorrow and she’s currently on a media tour promoting it. Or is this really just practice for the 2016 Presidential campaign? Here’s what Politico says to look for. Clinton talked with ABC’s Diane Sawyer at length recently. The first part of the interview aired Friday and the whole thing will air tonight. One snippet that has been released has Clinton talking about being “dead broke” when they left the White House. Maybe it’s just me, but if I can’t afford something, like say an extra house or two, I get rid of it. Maybe she’ll explain her logic behind this in one of her other book-promoting appearances. I mean, she has enough of them.
Pyros the bear is too sexually dominant
Pyros lives in the mountain range between France and Spain known as the Pyrenees. Pyros is facing segregation or castration because he is too suave. He is “the father, grandfather or great-grandfather of nearly all of the cubs born in the Pyrenees over the past two decades.” At 26, it’s a wonder this brown bear is even sexually active. Most brown bears quit all that around the age of 19. Officials are thinking they need to do something to save this population of about 30 bears.
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder and All The Way win big at Tony Awards
A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder won the Best Musical award and All The Way took home the Best Play award at the 68th annual edition of the Tony Awards. Hugh Jackman hosted the event.
Tracy Morgan still in critical condition after crash
The comedian famous for roles on Saturday Night Live and 30 Rock was in a serious car accident very early Saturday morning in New Jersey. The limo bus the comedian and others were riding in was involved in a multiple-vehicle accident that resulted from tractor trailer not paying attention to slow-moving traffic and rear ending Morgan’s vehicle . Comedian James McNair was the only person killed in the accident. Morgan, Ardie Fuqua, Harris Stanton and Jeffrey Millea were all injured and taken to local hospitals. Morgan’s reported injuries includes broken ribs, a broken nose and a broken leg. The driver of the semi-truck, Kevin Roper, was charged in the accident. Reports say that he hadn’t slept for at least 24 hours before the crash. Walmart, who Roper drove for, has said they “will take full responsibility” if their driver caused the accident. In a sign that most Senators really don’t give a shit about us, a Senate Appropriations Committee voted last week to move forward on an amendment that would negate a requirement concerning a driver’s required rest.
Jimmy Fallon arm wrestles Channing Tatum
Psy and Snoop Dogg release “Hangover”
No one really knows what the hell this is.
If Asians said the stuff white people say
The Fault in Our Stars rules weekend box office. Edge of Tomorrow not a hit
The Fault in Our Stars brought in an estimated $48 million over the weekend to easily come out on top. 54% of its receipts came last Thursday night or on Friday. Maleficent took second place with an estimated $33.5 million. Edge of Tomorrow, the $178 million Tom Cruise vehicle, opened domestically in third place with just over $29 million. It opened extremely well overseas, however. X-Men: Days of Future Past brought in $14.7 million to finish fourth and A Million Ways to Die in the West came in fifth with $7.2 million.
George Will questions college rape statistics
Columnist George Will wrote an editorial over the weekend that appeared in the Washington Post and New York Post. Will questions statistics that say one in five women is sexually assaulted while in college. Will doesn’t glamorize rapists or seek to defend them. He is advocating for sensibly approaching the subject rather than rushing in the name of progressivism. Salon was quick to t-off on Will because of course they did.
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