Tuesday July 17, 2018

Archive for the ‘Strange’ Category

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter blames n-word scandal on ‘extortion’ attempt

Papa John’s founder John Schnatter is punching back. The pizza mogul who was accused of using a racial slur during an internal conference call in May is claiming the marketing firm that set up the call tried to extort $6 million from the chain to keep quiet about the slur.  More…

Papa John’s stock dips on report that founder John Schnatter used n-word

Papa John’s founder and chairman John Schnatter allegedly made racist comments during a May conference call in which he said “Colonel Sanders called blacks n—–s” and never faced a backlash, according to Forbes, which first reported the incident.  More…

Boston Beauty Queen Gives Back Crown Over #MeToo Joke

Maude Gorman has resigned as Miss Plymouth County for the Miss Massachusetts Miss America Organization after a pageant emcee made a joke about the #MeToo movement on stage. "I really felt betrayed," Gorman said. She was competing at the Miss Massachusetts pageant last week and was backstage when the emcee performed the controversial skit.  More…

Montana man says he left baby in woods after car crash because he was heavy

A man told investigators he left a 5-month-old baby boy in the woods after a weekend car crash because the baby was very heavy, court records said. Officers found the baby — cold and hungry — under a pile of debris and sticks early Sunday, several hours after the crash.  More…

Meet Miss Universe’s first tranny contestant

Ángela Ponce, 26, made history on Friday when she was crowned Miss Universe Spain, becoming the pageant’s first transgender titleholder. “Bringing the name and colors of Spain before the universe is my great dream,” wrote Ponce in Spanish on Instagram.  More…

Lawsuit: Bayer replaced ad actor with replica figurine to cut costs

An actress who hawked stool softeners and laxative capsules on TV is suing because she was made redundant by a bobblehead. Phoebe Jonas — a?k?a “the Phillips Lady” in ads for Phillips’ Colon Health capsules and other Bayer digestive products — says in Manhattan court papers that her former employer replaced her with a wobbly-headed figurine of herself in commercials to avoid paying her.  More…

This plant causes 3rd-degree burns, permanent blindness

Officials in Virginia are warning residents to be on the lookout after an invasive plant was found Tuesday in the northern part of the state that can cause third-degree burns and even permanent blindness.  More…

Man stabs himself to death after thinking his vest was ‘stab-proof’

A British man who believed he was wearing a “stab-proof vest” died after he took a knife to his own chest, local newspaper Teesside Gazette reported Saturday, citing an investigation into his death.  More…

Army officially splits with West Point ‘commie cadet’ Spenser Rapone

The images Spenser Rapone posted on Twitter from his West Point graduation were intentionally shocking: In one, the smirking cadet opens his dress uniform to expose a T-shirt with a blood-red image of socialist icon Che Guevara. In another, he raises his fist and flips over his cap to reveal the hand-scrawled message: “Communism will win.”  More…

NASCAR disciplines dad for helping pull son out of burning car

If you find yourself with a chance to save a NASCAR driver from a burning car, please be advised that doing so is against the rules. After Dean Jones saved his son, Mike, a driver whose car caught fire at South Boston Speedway this past weekend, Dean was put on probation by the track — a slap on the wrist, meant to enforce NASCAR’s rule that onlookers cannot enter onto the track itself.  More…

Lisa Marie Presley claims ex-money manager lost her $100 million fortune

Lisa Marie Presley’s ex-money manager paid himself an annual salary of more than $700,000 – while he was losing her $100 million fortune, Elvis’s daughter claims. Barry Siegel ‘enriched himself with exorbitant fees’, blasts 50-year-old Presley in new court documents filed at Los Angeles Superior Court.  More…

Samuel L. Jackson under fire for alleged homophobic tweet

Tough-talking actor Samuel L. Jackson wished President Donald Trump a happy birthday on Friday, but the Twitterverse took exception to the perceived anti-gay slurs in the message and laid their vengeance upon him.  More…

‘Jeopardy!’ winner Stephanie Jass could get prison for sneaking into emails

A seven-time “Jeopardy!” winner who taught history at a small Michigan college faces up to five years in prison for sneaking into the email accounts of other professors, administrators and students.  More…

Designer Stefano Gabbana calls Selena Gomez ‘so ugly’ on Instagram

Following a cruel comment Stefano Gabbana made about Selena Gomez‘s appearance on Instagram, fans and celebrities are jumping to the pop star’s defense. Under a photo collage of 25-year-old Gomez wearing red dresses posted by The Catwalk Italia on Monday, the Dolce & Gabbana designer, 55, commented “she’s so ugly.”  More…

Couple plunges to death while taking selfie on vacation in Portugal

A couple trying to take a selfie at a popular tourist spot in Portugal plunged nearly 100 feet to their deaths, authorities said. Australian Michael Kearns, 33, and his British girlfriend Louise Benson, 37, were standing on a wall overlooking the picturesque Praia dos Pescadores beach in Ericeira early Tuesday, when their phone slipped.  More…