Monday Roundup: One Direction, Foo Fighters, China, Jon Stewart

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One Direction breaks up

Foo Fighters “Rick Roll” Westboro Baptist Church Protesters

Dave Grohl and the rest of the Foo Fighters played a show Friday evening at the Sprint Center in Kansas City. A group of protesters from the Westboro Baptist Church were set up outside protesting the concert for whatever crazy reason those idiots got in their heads. The band pulled up in front of the protesters in the back of a pickup truck and blasted Rick Astley’s “Never Gonna Give You Up”.

This wasn’t the first time the Foo Fighters “rick-rolled” these Westboro Baptist Church morons. They also did it back in 2011 in Kansas City outside of Power & Light. On the occasion the Foo Fighters rolled up across the street from the protesters on a flatbed trailer in disguises and gave a little concert.


China Fall Hits U.S. Stock Market

China’s stock market fell 11% last week and today that plunge is affecting stock market worldwide. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 302.7 points in treading this morning while the S&P 500 fell 43.4 points. The Nasdaq Composite dropped 103 points of its own. All there drops were about 2% of each’s total. In China, the Shanghai Composite dropped 8.5% and totally wiped out its gains for the year. The three main indexes on Wall Street are all in what is called “correction territory”, which means they have each fallen 10 percent from their 52-week high. This fall can be traced back to the Chinese currency devaluation.

Many are calling it “Black Monday”. Apple CEO Tim Cook even emailed Jim Cramer of CNBC looking for some answers. Unfortunately, it is not the same as Black Friday. Although if you are looking for deals, check out Kinja Deals.

Jon Stewart Appears At WWE SummerSlam

WWE held its annual WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view event last night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The event is the organization’s  second-largest yearly pay-per-view event. Jon Stewart opened the event by pumping up the crowd and introducing several wrestlers. He also ran out to the ring during a match between John Cena and Seth Rollins where he hit Cena with a chair.


In the main event of the evening, The Undertaker defeated Brock Lesnar and then collapsed on his way back to the locker rooms.

You can watch the full WWE SummerSlam telecast online on the WWE Network. The network is $9.99 per month and you can sign up now to try it free for a month.

One Direction Going On Hiatus, Is Splitting Up Next?

Boy band One Direction is taking a break next year and  going on an extended hiatus. Starting March 2016, the band’s members will be pursuing opportunities outside the band. Reports are saying that for at least a year, that will be the plan. One Direction will release their fifth studio album before March 2016.

5-member One Direction was originally formed in 2010 on the reality singing competition The X Factor. Zayn Malik left the band back in March of this year.

Fan Video Says Daniel LaRusso Is Real Villain Of Karate Kid

Gergo Vas of Kotaku calls this “proof that Daniel was the real bully in The Karate Kid.


St. Louis Rams Fall To Tennessee Titans In Preseason Game

The St. Louis Rams dropped to 0-2 in the 2015 NFL preseason with a 27-14 loss to the Tennessee Titans last night in Nashville.

Rams quarterback Nick Foles threw seven passes, completely 3 of them for a total of 18 yards, in limited duty. Case Keenum was 7-of-16 for 164 yards with an 80-yard touchdown pass to Chris Givens. Sean Mannion was 6-of-7 for 93 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown pass to Malcolm Brown with 39 seconds remaining in the game.

Rams head coach Jeff Fisher, who previously coached the Titans, was honored with a video montage and standing ovation in his first trip back to the stadium. Many coaches on both sidelines were again forced to wear the awful Nike Preseason Performance polo shirts.

Guy Annoys Girlfriend With IKEA Puns

Reddit, I love you. Thanks for unearthing this IKEA puns video.


Straight Outta Compton Again Tops Weekend Box Office

In its second weekend of release Straight Outta Compton again topped the weekend box office. Ticket sales dropped 55.5 percent, but the movie based on the early days of N.W.A. till easily topped the chart with an estimated $26.76 million. Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation was a distant second with $11.7 million in its fourth weekend while Sinister 2 managed $10.6 million in its debut.

The weekend’s other debuts, Hitman: Agent 47 and American Ultra, managed $8.2 and $5.5 million, respectively. I saw American Ultra over the weekend and thought it was a pretty decent film for what it is. It definitely had some laughs.

I’ll have more on the weekend numbers on Thursday in my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll also preview We Are Your Friends with Zac Efron and Emily Ratajkowski as well as No Escape with Lake Bell and Pierce Brosnan, which both open this weekend.

Stephen Colbert Announces First Late Show Guests

CBS announced the lineup of guests for the first week of Stephen Colbert’s reign on the The Late Show. George Clooney and Jeb Bush will usher Colbert in on Tuesday, September 8. Other guests during the first week include Scarlett Johansson, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Kendrick Lamar, Toby Keith, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick, Amy Schumer and Stephen King.

Jon Oliver On LGBT Discrimination

Jon Oliver took on the subject of LGBT discrimination on the most recent episode of Last Week Tonight. In another segment of the show, Oliver followed up on his segment from last week on televangelists.


Cris Carter Tells NFL Rookies To Get A “Fall Guy”

A video surfaced yesterday on from the 2014 NFL Rookie Symposium that the league probably didn’t want coming out in public. NFL Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter was on stage with Warren Sapp when he launched into a presentation, with the help of Teddy Bridgewater, about the importance on “having a fall guy“. Carter explained it as if the rookies were going to have a a “crew”, at least one of those “friends” should be willing to go to jail if something happened and “take the fall” for the NFLer.

Both the NFL and ESPN, where Carter is employed, distanced themselves from Carter’s statement.

Peggy Hubbard’s Follow-Up BlackLivesMatter Video

Peggy Hubbard, of Bellieve, Illinois, posted a video to her Facebook page on August 21 about her views on the BlackLivesMatter movement. That video was viewed almost 7.2 million times. Over the weekend Hubbard posted a follow-up video. Hubabrd will be on CNN tonight, according to her Facebook page.


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