Saturday Night Live Mocks Trump Voters
Saturday Night Live blasted Donald Trump supporters over the weekend with this “Racists For Trump” sketch.
Bloomberg Making Presidential Campaign Decision Within Two Weeks
BREAKING: Former three-term New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg has decided against mounting a third-party White House bid.
— The Associated Press (@AP) March 7, 2016
Michael Bloomberg will decided within two weeks whether he will be throwing his hat into the U.S. presidential race. Bloomberg was the mayor of New York City from 2002-2013 and is currently back in control of the company he founded, Bloomberg L.P. The father of two is reportedly worth an estimated $41.7 billion (although Re/Code claims it’s much more) and would run as a third-party candidate. Bloomberg identified as a Democrat before sitting as mayor of NYC as a Republican.
Forward says a Bloomberg run would be terrible and hurt Hillary Clinton’s campaign. It’s been reported he has told associates that he is willing to spend $1 billion of his own money on a campaign. The New York Times points to the recent move of Bloomberg’s personal website to private servers as an indication that he may be throwing his hat in the race.
Bill Clinton Coming To St. Louis Tomorrow
Former President of the United States Bill Clinton will be in St. Louis and Kansas City tomorrow campaigning for his wife, Hillary Clinton. He is slated to speak at the District 9 Machinists Hall in Bridgeton tomorrow at 5: 30 pm. Doors to the Hall, located at 12365 St. Charles Rock Road, will open at 4:30 pm.
St. Louis Liquor Chief Fired
Robert Kraiberg, excise commissioner in the city of St. Louis since 1986, was fired on Friday according to a story in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. No details were reported about the firing. Kraiberg made $95,784 last year.
Spike Lee Working On ESPN 30 For 30 About Mizzou Football & Concerned Student 1950
While this was originally reported as an ESPN 30 For 30 project, it is in fact just a “ESPN digital short”. Lee is on campus today filming.
Update on Spike Lee's #Mizzou project. Not a "30 for 30" but an ESPN Films digital short titled "2 Fists Up." Debuts digitally on May 31.
— Ben Frederickson (@Ben_Fred) March 7, 2016
Spike Lee was in Columbia, Missouri over the weekend to see the premiere of the a student-produced documentary about the recent Concerned Student 1950 protests at the University of Missouri-Columbia. The film, “Concerned Student 1950” debuted at the True/False Film Festival. Director Spike Lee watched the film and is reportedly looking to use some footage from the movie in an ESPN 30 For 30 he is working on about the Mizzou football team’s role in the protests.
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Ben Frederickson says “buckle up” if Lee is really making this 30 For 30.
Zootopia Tops $73 Million In Debut
Disney Animation scored a big-time hit with the opening of its latest film, Zootopia, over the weekend. The film brought in an estimated $73.7 million, becoming the studio’s largest opening ever.
The film easily took the weekend box office over London Has Fallen, which took in $21.7 million. Deadpool brought in $16.4 million in its fourth weekend and topped the $300 million mark at the domestic box office.
The other movies that opened over the weekend, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot and The Other Side of the Door, brought in $7.6 million and $1.2 million, respectively.
Check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll take a look at some of the movies opening this weekend, like 10 Cloverfield Lane, The Young Messiah and The Brothers Grimsby.
John Oliver On Special Districts
John Oliver took on special tax districts and their spending on the latest episode of Last Week Tonight. He points out that special tax districts spend a whole lot of tax money and people know very little about them.
John Oliver on special tax districts
Nate Diaz and Miesha Tate Win At UFC 196
Holly Holm did not hold the UFC women’s bantamweight title she won from Ronda Rousey for very long. In her first title defense over the weekend, she was submitted by Miesha Tate at UFC 196. Tate and Holm could fight again at UFC 200 in Las Vegas on July 9. Tate has lost twice to Rousey already but could be on track to fight her again in the fairly near future.
Miesha Tate defeats Holly Holm at UFC 196
Nate Diaz stunned Conor McGregor in the marquee matchup on Saturday in Las Vegas, It was McGregor’s first loss of his UFC career. He is currently the UFC featherweight champion, but was attempting to prove he could win at a heavier weight in this welterweight bout. McGregor said after the fight that he would fight back at featherweight for his next fight to defend his title.
Fans around the world were stunned by Diaz’s win.
Fans react to Nate Diaz beating Conor McGregor at UFC 196
The payouts for UFC 196 show the disparity between what female fighters make versus male fighters. McGregor made $1 million for the night while Nate Diaz made $500,000. Holly Holm also made $500, 000 while Miesha Tate made just $92,000, including a $46,000 win bonus. McGregor and Diaz each also made $50,000 for fighting in the match of the night. Tate earned an extra $50,000 for the individual performance of the night.
Steven Tyler Dating Personal Assistant
Rumors flew over the weekend that 67-year old Steven Tyler is dating his 28-year old personal assistant, Aimee Ann Preston. The pair attended an Oscar viewing party recently put on by the Elton John AIDS Foundation and were photographed holding hands. Rumors of the relationship first surfaced in 2014.
Man Saves Boy From Flying Bat At Baseball Game
— Rob Biertempfel (@BiertempfelTrib) March 7, 2016
Christopher Horner of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review took this excellent picture during Saturday’s spring training game between the Pittsburgh Pirates and Atlanta Braves. The bat of Pirates outfielder Danny Ortiz flew into the stands and was on a path to hit a child in the face who was on his cell phone. A fan to his right leaned over and deflected the bat with his arm just before it made contact with his eye. Ortiz was shown the picture above by his wife after the game.
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