Thursday June 29, 2017

Archive for the ‘Cool’ Category

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…

Charlotte McKinney surprises teen at prom

Charlotte McKinney — who dropped out of high school at 17 — went to a prom on Friday in Bloomington, California. McKinney, 23, surprised student Samuel Castro, 16, as his date, and even brought him a boutonniere.  More…

Dolly Parton helps 921 people who lost homes in wildfires

Dolly Parton‘s My People Fund has issued monthly checks to 921 people who lost their homes in deadly wildfires that ravaged East Tennessee last year. The wildfires struck in November, killing 14 people in the Gatlinburg area and destroying or damaging thousands of buildings. Parton promised to set up a fund to give $1,000 per month for six months to those who lost their primary residence in the blaze.  More…

Mama June’s major weight loss finally revealed

Viewers will finally get a glimpse of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” star June “Mama June” Shannon’s dramatic weight loss this week. The reality TV matriarch underwent gastric sleeve and skin removal surgeries and implemented a strict diet and exercise regimen for the series, which documented her dramatic slim-down from 460 pounds to a size 4.  More…

McDonald’s worker jumps out drive-through window to aid stricken cop

A McDonald’s employee from South Florida said his brain went into “hero mode” when he noticed a woman was barely breathing at the wheel Tuesday. Pedro Viloria, 22, was taking an off-duty Miami Dade officer’s breakfast order when she became unresponsive. Her car then spun out of control as her terrified children screamed in the back seat.  More…