Monday June 1, 2015
Chris Long & William Hayes of the St. Louis Rams Experience 24 Hours of Homelessness
Chris Long and William Hayes of the St. Louis Rams spent 24 hours on the streets of downtown St. Louis to shine a light on homelessness. The players were stripped of their cell phones and credit cards for the experience but were accompanied by an off-duty police officer and hidden ESPN cameras. They also each had $4 in their pockets.
Jack Warner Defends FIFA Using Article from The Onion
Jack Warner is a politician from Trinidad and Tobago and the former Vice President of FIFA. He was charged by the US Department of Justice on a host of corruption charges. Warner also served as the president of CONCACAF until being forced out of 2011. Before becoming involved in the beautiful game, Warner was a teacher. He got his first taste of corruption in 1989 when he blatantly oversold tickets to the Trindad and Tobago vs US game that put the US in the World Cup for the first time in 40 years.
Over the weekend he posted a rambling video defending himself. In the funniest part of the video, Warner cites an article from The Onion about FIFA announcing the 2015 World Cup in the United States. Onion articles are not true, as we all know.
John Oliver Takes On FIFA . . . Again
John Oliver has taken on FIFA and their corruption before on Last Week Tonight with John Oliver. In light of the recent arrests, Oliver again talked about the corruption in the organization. Oliver compared FIFA officials to hotel bed sheets and laughed at Chuck Blazer having a posh apartment for his cats while not filing a tax return. Oliver pleads with the biggest FIFA sponsors to make Sepp Blatter go away. He offers to wear one of Adidas’s ugly shoes and even drink Bud Light Lime.
San Andreas Wins Weekend Box office With $53 Million
The disaster flick starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was anything but a disaster in its opening weekend. San Andreas opened with $53 million in domestic theaters. It earned another $60 million overseas which gave it $113 million worldwide in its first 3 days of release. Pitch Perfect 2 earned $14.4 million in its third weekend of release for second place and Tomorrowland earned $13.8 million in its second weekend of release. The Disney film has done decent overseas and has an outside chance to come close to its $190 million budget in ticket sales.
Aloha just barely cracked the $10 million mark in its debut.
I’ll have more on the weekend numbers on Thursday in my weekend Movie Guide. I’ll also take a look at the three films opening this week in Entourage, Spy and Insidious: Chapter 3.
Shia LaBeouf Motivates The Internet
Shia LaBeouf recently filmed a video with student from Central Saint Martins BA Fine Arts students in London called #Introductions. The video is a collection spoken word segments performed by LaBeouf. The best part is the “Just Do It” performance at 8:58.
Naked Bacon Launches IndieGoGo Campaign with $75,000 Goal
Local craft bacon company Naked Bacon is seeking to expand the reach of their product nationwide. In order to help them do that, they have launched a campaign on the crowd-funding site IndieGoGo with a goal of $75,000. Perks available at the different donation levels include stickers, shirts, license plates, packages of Naked Bacon and more. A $10,000 donation will get you 24 packages of Naked Bacon a year for life as well as a catered event for six. A $15,000 donation makes you officially part of the Naked Bacon corporate team. A total of $390 from 8 people has been raised in the campaign’s first six days.
Lionel Messi’s Copa Del Day Goal As Called Around The World
The current best footballer in the world, Lionel Messi, scored a ridiculous goal over the weekend in the Copa del Ray final. A YouTuber user was kind enough to compile footage and audio from around the world of the goal.
“Love Locks” Being Removed In Paris
The people who actually call Paris home year-round are standing up to tourists and taking back their city. For years, tourists have been attaching padlocks to guardrails on the city’s bridges to symbolize their love. The city announced last week that they would be removing all of the padlocks today because the weight of all those really adds up apparently. A portion of a bridge collapsed last year from the added weight. It’s estimated that a million padlocks will be removed.
Mila Kunis Stalker On The Loose
Stuart Lynn Dunn was charged in 2012 with felony stalking after he showed up at Mila Kunis’ gym three days in a row and waited in the parking lot for her. I assume he was mad that he didn’t get to see her when he broke into a vacant condo she owned and made himself at home. He was sent to a mental health facility where he was ordered to go through a six month rehabilitation program. Saturday he escaped from that facility and no one really knows where he is. Considering Kunis and Ashton Kutcher had their first baby together late last year and are trying for a second one, this guy should probably stay away from them. I wouldn’t blame Kutcher or Kunis in the least for what happens to Dunn if he comes near them.
Kim Kardashian & Kanye West Expecting Second Child
Kim Kardashian announced during last night’s airing of Keeping Up With the Kardashians that she is pregnant with her second child with Kanye West. The baby will join big sister North West and will hopefully be named South West.
Afton Teacher Raps At 2015 Graduation
Chris Boley is the reigning Afton High School Teacher of the Year. This seems like a reason why. A Reddit user posted a video from the 2015 Afton High School graduation where Boley performs a variation of Eminem’s “Lose Yourself” to the Class of 2015.
Here’s the Afton Graduation Rap.
Meet Caitlyn Jenner
Annie Leibovitz photographed Caitlyn Jenner, born Bruce Jenner, for the June issue of Vanity Fair. Buzz Bissinger has the cover story, “Call me Caitlyn”. Here’s a preview.
— Caitlyn Jenner (@Caitlyn_Jenner) June 1, 2015
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