John Oliver Interviews The Dalai Lama: The Monday Roundup

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Dalai Lama Joins John Oliver On Last Week Tonight

On this weekend’s episode of Last Week Tonight, John Oliver discussed Tibet, China, and the Dalai Lama. Oliver also addressed the strange mystery surrounding the Panchen Lama. Did China kidnap a 6-year old boy and his family?

The Dalai Lama recently joined John Oliver on Last Week Tonight.
The Dalai Lama recently joined John Oliver on Last Week Tonight. (Photo: Youtube)

The Dalai Lama himself joined Oliver to talk about demons, curing alcholism with horse milk and other things like China and his eventual death.

John Oliver with the Dalai Lama


More Gilmore Girls May Be Coming To Netflix

Gilmore Girls: A Year In The Life may not be the end of the series. Ted Sarandos, the chief content officer at Netflix revealed that the company is in very early talks with the creators of Gimore Girls to possibly produce more of the series for the streaming provider.

Kim Anderson To Step Down At Missouri

Missouri men’s basketball coach Kim Anderson will step down at the end of the season. The news broke yesterday afternoon on Twitter and was confirmed by the University of Missouri Department of Athletics shortly thereafter. Anderson has coached the Tigers for three years and has a career coaching record of 26-67 heading in this week’s SEC Tournament.

Logan Opens With $85 Million 

Hugh Jackman’s final turn as Wolverine resulted in an estimated $85 million opening weekend for Logan. The total easily took the weekend box office crown over the $26 million brought in by Get Out in its second weekend. The Shack brought in an estimated $16.1 million over the weekend, while Before I Fall brought in just shy of $5 million in its debut.

Check back to RealLifeSTL on Thursday for my Weekend Movie Guide. I’ll have more on the weekend box office numbers and preview this weekend’s lone debut, Kong: Skull Island.

St. Louis Blues Beat Colorado Avalanche 3-0 In Colorado

The St. Louis Blues ended a five-game losing streak last night with a 3-0 win over the Avalanche in Colorado. Paul Stastny scored the eventual game-winner for the Blues just four minutes into the game and feet from where his wife and daughter were sitting. The goal against his former team also gives Stastny a goal against every team in the league over his career.

Kyle Brodziak and Patrik Berglund also scored for St. Louis. Jake Allen made 27 saves in earning the shutout.

Adele Tells Fans That She’s Married

Adele revealed to fans at her concert in Brisbane, Australia over that weekend that she’s a married woman now.  There had been rumors for awhile that the singer had gotten hitched, but this is the first time it has been confirmed. The lucky groom is longtime partner Simon Konecki.

Dana White Blames Las Vegas Doctors For Nurmagomedov-Ferguson UFC Fight Cancellation

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were scheduled to co-headline UFC 209 Saturday night. Their title fight was cancelled on Friday afternoon when Nurmagomedov was hospitalized in Las Vegas. While no official reason was given, it was rumored that the hospital stay stemmed from issues with weight cutting.

UFC President Dana White addressed the issue during the UFC 209 press conference and said that it’s possible that if Nurmagomedov had gone to UFC doctors instead, the fight could have been saved.

“What would’ve been different was if he would’ve called Dr. (Jeff) Davidson or Brianna (Mattison), the two who handle the medical stuff for the UFC,” White said during the UFC 209press conference. “Apparently, he was treated horribly at Sunrise Hospital. That’s no shock. He should’ve gone to Valley Hospital, he should’ve been with Doc D, Doc D would’ve got him right in. They would’ve checked his vitals; they would’ve seen where he was.”

915 Coins Removed From Belly Of Sea Turtle

Surgeons in Bangkok recently removed 915 coins from the belly of Bank the sea turle. How did Bank manage to invest all that coin? Like too many of these stories, tourists are the culprits. Throwing coins into a fountain for good luck is a popular superstition. In Thailand, throwing coins on turtles is said to bring longevity. People are dumb so, of course they don’t think about the turtles eating the coins. They surely don’t think that the turtle will eat 11 pounds worth of coins and the accumulated mass will crack it’s ventral shell and almost kill the poor turtle.

Bank’s surgery was paid for by $428 in doantions taken in after the media highlighted her story. The turtle has to be on a liquid diet for the next two weeks. It’s apparently unknown how well she will recover.

Bank the sea turtle recently had 11 pounds of coins removed from her stomach in Thailand.
Bank the sea turtle recently had 11 pounds of coins removed from her stomach in Thailand. (AP photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Massive Layoffs May Be Coming To ESPN

In a story posted yesterday on Richard Deitsch, who has an excellent podcast you should listen to, reports that ESPN is going to have to cut tens of millions from its payroll in the coming months. Many of those cuts will likely come from in front of the camera, rather than behind it. It’s said that those with expiring contracts could be the first to go.

Since 2011, ESPN has gone from over 100 million subscribers to 88 millions at the end of last year.

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