Monday August 21, 2017

Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

Oprah, Gayle King, Diane Sawyer on David Geffen’s yacht

The stars were out in full force on David Geffen’s $300million yacht last week, which played host to the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Diane Sawyer, and Gayle King. Geffen’s boat was anchored off the luxurious Verdura Resort in Sicily, where Google’s exclusive three-day summer camp is held every year. The annual event is held at the $1,770-a-night resort, but it was Geffen’s 454-foot boat where a slew of celebrities decided to play instead.  More…

How to rent your house to a film set and make $3,000 a day

Mary Dalton has gotten much-needed help paying her bills by renting out the three-bedroom house as a location for TV productions including Showtime’s “Nurse Jackie,” HBO’s “Entourage,” “Law & Order: SVU” and the upcoming Netflix crime drama “Seven Seconds.” She makes around $3,000 every time a production crew takes over her property.  More…

Peyton Manning absolutely destroys the Knicks at the ESPY

Peyton Manning was quite the comedian at the ESPY’s on Wednesday night in Los Angeles. The soon-to-be Hall of Fame quarterback took a dig at Kevin Durant for going to the Warriors, but he first took shots at the woebegone Knicks. “These are all New York Knicks jokes. And these ESPY folks begged me to do these. I gotta tell you, they make me sick. Check these out.  More…

Pregnant woman mows down alleged purse snatcher

A pregnant woman delivered swift punishment to a purse snatcher by running him down with her SUV in a Walmart parking lot in North Carolina, according to a report. “Me being five months pregnant, I chased a little ways then come back, jumped in the car and ran him over,” Christine Braswell, 26, said. “I was not going to let him get away with it.”  More…

George Clooney Could Get Up To $233 Million From Casamigos Tequila Sale

It’s a great month to be George Clooney. Two weeks ago, he became a father to twins. Today, British liquor giant Diageo announced it would purchase Casamigos, the tequila company he co-founded, for up to $1 billion. The price tag includes an initial payout of $700 million, plus a further potential $300 million over the next decade.  More…

Live in the home where Marilyn Monroe died for $6.9 million

A four-bedroom listing in Los Angeles’ affluent Brentwood enclave is as stunning as its former A-list owner. The 2,624-square-foot spread — a 1929 Spanish hacienda-style property — was the only home ever owned by Hollywood legend Marilyn Monroe. Listing for $6.9 million, this home was where Monroe was found dead of barbiturate poisoning in August 1962 by her psychiatrist — naked, face-down in bed, clutching a phone.  More…

These ‘Star Wars’ extras are still making money off their tiny roles

Two years ago, actor Nick Joseph was signing autographs at a “Star Wars” convention when a fan appeared with a request. “Would you sign something for my mother?” the man asked. Joseph agreed, and the guy reached into a bag and pulled out – an urn. Turns out the mother was long dead.  More…

Oprah staged an intervention for Jamie Foxx

Sometimes it takes Oprah Winfrey’s touch to make magic work. During the 2004-2005 awards season, Jamie Foxx was having the time of his life. But his hard partying came to a screeching halt after Winfrey phoned the actor. “‘You’re blowing it, Jamie Foxx,’” the 49-year-old remembered Winfrey telling him.  More…

Homeless man gets apartment for helping concert bombing victims

A homeless man who pulled nails from the faces and arms of children wounded in the Manchester bombing has been rewarded with a roof over his head. Stephen Jones, 35, was asleep outside near Manchester Arena when he heard the blast that killed 22 people and injured 59 on Monday night.  More…

This fake rocker helped create MTV

Michael Nesmith is best known as one of the Monkees, a manufactured rock group that struggled to be accepted as a real band. But Nesmith’s new memoir, “Infinite Tuesday: An Autobiographical Riff”, shows how this stand-in for a real musician became a genuine business success.  More…

‘Roseanne’ Getting Revival With Roseanne Barr, John Goodman, Sara Gilbert

One of the biggest comedies of the 1990s is making a comeback. I hear an eight-episode limited series revival of the hit ABC blue-collar family comedy Roseanne is in the works with the key cast members reprising their roles, including Roseanne Barr, John Goodman and Sara Gilbert, with Laurie Metcalf and others in the process of joining them.  More…

Good Samaritan makes bank after returning $676 check

It actually pays to be a good person. That’s the lesson Sergio Juarez learned after he returned a $676 cashier’s check he found on the street to its owner — who, in turn, set up a GoFundMe campaign for the good Samaritan that already raised nearly $10,000 as of Tuesday.  More…

Hero guard fatally shoots armed bank robber

An Illinois security guard is being hailed as a hero when he shot dead a masked bank robber who opened fire on him, officials said. In surveillance video, Brian Harrison — a retired sheriff’s deputy — instantly pulls out his holstered pistol and shoots Laurence Turner, 34, inside the Alpine Bank in Rockford.  More…

Cop gets demoted for lying to Uber driver

A North Carolina police officer has been demoted after he was caught on camera telling an Uber driver he could not record a traffic stop. Local news outlets report police records show that Wilmington police Sgt. Kenneth Becker was demoted to corporal Wednesday. The demotion costs Becker $1.38 an hour.  More…

82-year-old woman still turning the tables as world’s oldest DJ

A grandmother in Japan is proving that age is nothing but a number for some, as she keeps turning the tables. The 82-year-old lady is one of the world’s oldest club DJs. She has cooked in her family owned business most of her life.  More…