For all the good that JERRY LEWIS did . . . and he did a lot . . . there were a lot of people close to him who said he wasn't always the easiest guy to get along with.
And for his six children, that's a bit of an understatement.
He was estranged from pretty much all of them. And when Jerry's son Joseph died of a drug overdose in 2009, his other son Gary blamed Jerry for being a bad parent. He called him "a mean and evil person, who was never loving and caring toward him or his brothers."
Well, even in death Jerry wasn't willing to let bygones be bygones.
TheBlast.com got ahold of his will, and he left them SQUAT. Even Joseph's family got the shaft. Jerry left his estate to his widow SanDee, and the will says the next in line is their 25-year-old daughter Danielle, who was adopted in 1992.
The boys were all a product of Jerry's FIRST marriage. SanDee was his SECOND wife.
The woman caught up in a sex scandal with Kevin Hart announced on Wednesday that she is not suing him and that she'd like to work with him to find the person who illegally recorded their encounter.
The woman, Montia Sabbag, hired lawyer Lisa Bloom (who specializes in Hollywood sex scandals, having worked with Mischa Barton, Blac Chyna and many others).
Together, they held a press conference.
Sabbag introduced herself as a recording artist and actress.
"I was involved with Kevin Hart a month ago. Since then my pictures and my name have been released with lies written about me. I am not an extortionist. I am not a stripper. I am a recording artist and an actress and I have not broken any laws," Sabbag said.
Bloom characterized Sabbag as a "crime victim."
"Someone apparently snuck cameras into Kevin Hart's private hotel suite in Las Vegas and recorded bedroom images of the two of them. It is a crime to secretly put a camera in a private place, like a hotel room. It is another crime to secretly record people in a private place. It is yet another crime to disseminate those images," Bloom said.
"We invite Mr. Hart to join us in bringing the perpetrator to justice," Bloom continued. "To the criminal who did this, I say you belong in prison and we are going to find you."
She also dismissed the reports that Sabbag was being investigated.
The press conference comes after Hart revealed that he was the victim of an alleged $10 million extortion attempt against him. In an emotional post on Instagram, he apologized to his pregnant wife Eniko, and his children.
"I made a bad error in judgment and I put myself in a bad environment where only bad things can happen and they did," Hart admitted in his apology video.
The video has been said to feature Hart and Sabbag getting close at a club and then in a bedroom.
Kevin and Eniko were spotted out at lunch on Tuesday, marking the first time they've been seen in public since the alleged extortion story broke.
A new survey found the average American watches 11 hours and 23 minutes of TV a week . . . or just over an-hour-and-a-half a day. Which actually seems pretty low. And 96% of us SNACK while we watch. Obviously.
But they also asked people what KINDS of snacks they eat when they watch TV, and apparently it depends on WHAT you're watching. The survey was done by a popcorn company, so the results might be skewed. But here's what they found . . .
When you binge-watch stuff on Netflix or Hulu, women prefer popcorn. Men prefer chips.
For reality shows, and dramas like "Scandal" and "Grey's Anatomy", men AND women both ranked chips first.
Popcorn took the top spot for fantasy shows like "Game of Thrones", and for political satires like "Veep".
And ice cream ranked first for family-oriented shows like "Fresh Off the Boat" and "This is Us".
We're more likely to snack in front of the TV than during any other activity. The top six are watching TV, browsing the Internet, reading, playing video games, working, and cooking.
Things teens of past generations found thrilling seem to hold little meaning to those of Generation Z. Published in the journal Child Development, researchers analyzed survey responses from 8.3 million teenagers gathered between 1976 and 2016. The data uncovered that today's teens were much less likely to drive, work for pay, go on dates, have sex, or go out without their parents compared to other generations. For example, about 54 percent of high school students in 1991 reported having had sex, while only 41 percent of those in the early 2010s said the same. Study co-author and psychologist Jean Twenge says the changes are due to parenting, "teens themselves," the economy, fertility rates, and the fact that people are living longer. (Business Insider)
What's the most rebellious thing you ever did as a teen?
Imagine you have a 13-year-old child, what would you be more devastated to discover them doing: having sex or drinking alcohol?
Do you think kids today are more or less prepared for adult life by age 18 than you were?
CHRIS LONG is a defensive end for the Philadelphia Eagles. And he was in the news last month after he publicly supported a black teammate who was protesting the National Anthem.
He said HE'D never protest the anthem personally. But he thought it was important to support his teammate. Obviously it caused some controversy. But THIS shouldn't, because it's pretty great . . .
He and his wife Megan are both from Charlottesville, Virginia. That's where white supremacists clashed with Antifa protesters last month. And they were sad to see all that hatred and bigotry flooding into their hometown.
So yesterday, they announced they're doing something positive for the community . . . by donating over a third of his SALARY this year to set up scholarships for kids there.
He's donating his paychecks for the first six games of the season. His current base salary is $1 million, plus a bunch of bonuses. It's not clear if those are factored in or not. So it's at least $375,000, maybe more.
As a kid, he went to a really good private school where tuition is over $24,000 a year now. So he's working with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Virginia. And two kids will get free tuition, from sixth grade all the way through high school.
Just in case you need someone to tell you this, don't paint your entire face with pink glitter poster paint. Because, well, it's poster paint. Twitter user LeleTill posted pictures of herself completely covered in a violent shade of pink, and complained that it didn't wash off. "See you in court, Palmer Paint Products!" she wrote. She got a flood of replies from people who told her, gently and otherwise, that poster paint wasn't the same thing as face paint. She posted a follow-up photo, clean-faced and smiling, and said it was all a joke anyway. http://time.com/4943571/poster-paint-face-woman-goes-viral/
"It" had another amazing weekend at the box office, taking in another $60 million. But it wasn't a great weekend for ALL horror.
Critics were confused by . . . and downright hostile to . . . Darren Aronofsky's "Mother!", which probably contributed to its $7.5 million opening take. That was the worst opening weekend for JENNIFER LAWRENCE, by the way.
Here's the Top 10 . . .
1. "It", $60 million. Up to $218.7 million in its 2nd week.
2. NEW: "American Assassin", $14.8 million.
3. NEW: "Mother!", $7.5 million.
4. "Home Again", $5.3 million. Up to $17.1 million in its 2nd week.
5. "The Hitman's Bodyguard", $3.6 million. Up to $70.4 million in its 5th week.
6. "Annabelle: Creation", $2.6 million. Up to $99.9 million in its 6th week.
7. "Wind River", $2.55 million. Up to $29.1 million in its 7th week.
8. "Leap!", $2.1 million. Up to $18.7 million in its 4th week.
9. "Spider-Man: Homecoming", $1.9 million. Up to $330.3 million in its 11th week.
10. "Dunkirk", $1.3 million. Up to $185.1 million in its 9th week.
One of America's most advanced nuclear submarines returned to port in Washington state this week flying a Jolly Roger alongside the Stars and Stripes. It seems everybody loved it, but nobody knew quite what it meant. A Scottish journalist, Ian Keddie, reports that it is a tradition dating back to World War I, when the commander of a British ship raised the iconic pirate flag to signal that his crew had sunk an enemy warship. The suggestion is that the U.S.S. Jimmy Carter pulled off a secret mission of some sort. We may never know. (FoxNews)
This was either a creative strategy to try to hide during a police chase . . . or a TERRIBLE strategy to get a job.
A 26-year-old guy named Jose Jimenez from Westwood, Massachusetts ran over a cop's foot when he sped off during a traffic stop last week. The police spotted him driving again on Tuesday, and the chase was on.
At one point, Jose managed to get a little distance from the cops. So he pulled into a parking lot, ditched his Toyota Camry, and ran into a cell phone store . . . where he started applying for a job.
And it wasn't a terrible hiding plan, because the manager took Jose back into his office for an interview.
The manager says he had no idea that Jose was on the run because, quote, "He introduced himself to me, cool as a cucumber. No sweaty hands, clean shirt, pretty well groomed."
But the interview didn't go great, because about halfway through, a police dog popped up at the window and started barking like crazy. The cops busted into the store and arrested Jose.
He's been hit with several charges.
(CBS 4 - Boston)
(Here's a surveillance shot of Jose asking for a job.)
There's a 50-year-old, filthy-rich guy named Marc Bell who lives in Boca Raton, Florida. And he made a lot of his money PEDDLING filth. He used to own "Penthouse" magazine. So judge him if you want, but check this out . . .
He's on the board of directors for a foster kids program. And about 70 of the kids had nowhere to go after their shelters got slammed by Hurricane Irma.
So this week, he and his wife invited all the kids to come stay with THEM in their $30 million MANSION.
It's about 27,000 square feet with eight bedrooms . . . 16 bathrooms . . . a pool . . . a basketball court . . . a home theater . . . and a game room that includes a pool table, air hockey, and a ton of arcade games.
They also hired a guitar player the other day to come do a sing-a-long. They brought manicurists in to do all the girls' nails. And they hired an entertainer named Bobby the Balloon Guy to perform.
It's not clear how long the kids are staying, but Marc and his wife say it was a no-brainer. It sounds like they'll be there at least until their shelters get fixed up and have power again.
If you want to help with repairs, there's a GoFundMe page where you can donate. Just search for "Help the Kids of S.O.S." on GoFundMe.com.
It's not cheap to have a baby at a hospital these days. So if you're worried about the cost, maybe check out this Burger King in north Jersey. (???)
A couple in Denville Township, New Jersey called 911 around 7:30 P.M. last Friday when they couldn't make it to the hospital to have their baby. So they pulled over in a Burger King parking lot. (Denville is about 30 miles northwest of Manhattan.)
Two cops and some firefighters ended up delivering the baby right there in the parking lot. They had a boy, and everyone's doing fine.
Now here's the crazy part. The next day, the exact same thing happened AGAIN.
Another couple called 911 Saturday night when they couldn't make it to the hospital, and pulled over in the same Burger King parking lot. Then the SAME TWO COPS showed up and delivered that baby too.
The second couple also had a boy. We haven't seen the cops' names listed anywhere. But a police spokesman says they were very happy they were there to help both couples.
The National Toy Hall of Fame just released their newest list of nominees . . . and one of them is SAND. (???)
The basic idea behind that pick is you can't make sandcastles at the beach without it. And sandboxes have been popular for a long time.
This also isn't the first time they've made a generic pick like that. The STICK made it in back in 2008. The BALL got in one year later. And the CARDBOARD BOX was inducted way back in 2005.
The 12 toys nominated this year are sand . . . paper airplanes . . . Matchbox cars . . . My Little Pony . . . the board games "Risk" and "Clue" . . . the Wiffle ball . . . the Magic 8 Ball . . . PEZ dispensers . . . fake food . . . Transformers . . . and Uno cards.
Only two or three toys get inducted each year. Last year's picks were Dungeons & Dragons, Fisher Price Little People, and the swing. "Clue", Transformers, and Uno were also nominated last year, but didn't get in.
They'll announce this year's inductees on November 9th.
(Here's the list of all 62 toys that are already in the Hall of Fame.)
Filming has begun for the Freddie Mercury biopic, Bohemian Rhapsody. Not everyone has gotten behind Mr. Robot's Rami Malek playing the icon...but, when you think about it who could possibly pull something like this off perfectly. Here is our first glimpse of the film in the setting of Live Aid. Obviously it's Freddy's voice...just in case ya couldn't tell. Check out the scene below and just below, Malek talks to Jimmy Kimmel about the roll.
You'd think that APPLE, of all companies, would be able to do a presentation without technology failing them. And you would be wrong.
Yesterday Apple held their annual presentation where they unveil the new iPhones. And the hot new one this year is the iPhone X, which has a screen that covers the entire face of the phone, has wireless charging, and starts at $1,000.
But the killer feature of the new iPhone is that it doesn't unlock with a passcode or with your thumbprint . . . it uses FACIAL RECOGNITION to unlock for you.
But when Apple's Senior Vice President of Software Engineering, Craig Federighi, tried to show off that feature onstage yesterday . . . it didn't work.
And yet millions of people will still pay $1,000 or more for this phone when it comes out on October 27th.
It's taken her a minute, but Kim Kardashian is letting Sharon Osbourne feel the full force of her disdain. The Talk cohost recently referred to Kardashian as a "ho," and Kardashian tells E! that the comments were not only unfounded, they were "ridiculous."
"First of all, I think she said I said a quote about, 'I post nude photos in the name of feminism.' Never said that. So I think when people misquote you and then comment, it just sounds ridiculous," she told E! at Harper's BAZAAR event celebrating "ICONS By Carine Roitfeld" at The Plaza Hotel on Friday, September 8. "I post nude photos because I like how I look and I feel proud when I've lost all this baby weight and I post it because I feel like posting it and I feel powerful."
The mother of two (soon three via surrogate!) continued: "But I've never been like the 'free the nipple' kind of girl so...if I post a photo, I post it because I like how I look. So she kind of misquoted me on that and I thought it just looked really, like stupid."
Osbourne told The Telegraph on September 2nd: "Kim says she's doing everything in the name of feminism, but that's not feminism! Those girls live off their bodies, half of L.A. has been through them and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress."
She took it further, saying: "God bless them. If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that's not feminism, that's being a ho. And there's nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are."
Kardashian also addressed some of the rumors surrounding the third child she and Kanye West are expecting in January via a surrogate mother.
"I've definitely seen a lot of things, we've never confirmed anything," she told E!. "So, I think when we're ready to talk about it we will, and I think it's super invasive when people are just... So many details out there, and like I've never heard this, I've never heard this. Like whatever. We have not confirmed it, and that's that. I'll let you know when we're ready."
On Friday night, Kardashian turned heads with her brand new white-blond hair … and her envelope-pushing fashion statement. She stepped out at the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards in a black leather bandeau, matching thong and high-waisted black leggings (sheer!)
In a nod to modesty, she donned a black leather blazer. Kardashian completed the outfit with clear PVC heels designed by her husband.
We're all waiting for the day when we can order up a pizza and get it delivered by drone, but this week they have more urgent matters to take care of. In this terrible hurricane season, drones have come into their own as a key tool for first responders. Dozens of unmanned aerial vehicles were deployed in Houston in response to Hurricane Harvey, and others are out in force across Florida. Evidence suggests that drones spot people in need of rescue faster than human search-and-rescue teams. They can deliver ropes and life jackets to areas too hazardous for human rescuers to enter. Once the immediate dangers are over, they will help assess damage to buildings, roads, bridges and power lines. The nonprofit Humanitarian Drones is already using them to help Houston agencies prepare for rebuilding.
Kmart just announced that it's not going to be calling its plus-sized clothing "plus-size" any more. No . . . it will now be in a section called "Fabulously Sized."
A spokeswoman said, quote, "Our members . . . told us we needed to have a better assortment and that we should call it something different. They absolutely love this whole mantra of 'Fabulously Sized.'"
When you talk truly groundbreaking guitar solos, that list is never complete without Eddie Van Halen's Eruption. To celebrate the 40th anniversary (which was this past Friday, September 8th) of Eddie recording the song; his son, Wolfgang took to the studio to do his version. Just below the young Van Halen's version see a live version from the master himself.
Two senior airmen with the Air National Guard deployed to help out with Hurricane Irma efforts were supposed to get married later in September -- so with the storm on Orlando's doorstep, they raced to tie the knot early on Sunday.....
"It" crushed the competition . . . and several box office records . . . with a $117.2 million haul this weekend. That's the biggest opening ever for a horror movie, or for any movie in the month of September.
It's also the third-biggest opening of the year, behind "Beauty and the Beast" ($174.8 million) and "Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2" ($146.5 million).
"It" also made $62 million overseas, for a global total of $179.2 million. If you invested in this flick, you're already counting your money . . . because it only cost $35 million to make.
"Home Again", starring REESE WITHERSPOON, was an EXTREMELY distant second, opening with just $9 million.
And CHARLIE SHEEN's "9/11" movie TANKED. It ran in 425 theaters and made $102,500 . . . which was good enough for 32nd place.
1. NEW: "It", $117.2 million.
2. NEW: "Home Again", $9 million.
3. "The Hitman's Bodyguard", $4.9 million. Up to $64.9 million in its 4th week.
4. "Annabelle: Creation", $4 million. Up to $96.3 million in its 5th week.
5. "Wind River", $3.2 million. Up to $25 million in its 6th week.
6. "Leap!", $2.5 million. Up to $15.9 million in its 3rd week.
7. "Spider-Man: Homecoming", $2 million. Up to $327.7 million in its 10th week.
8. "Dunkirk", $1.95 million. Up to $183.1 million in its 8th week.
9. "Logan Lucky", $1.8 million. Up to $25.2 million in its 4th week.
10. "The Emoji Movie", $1.1 million. Up to $82.5 million in its 7th week.
Here's some random craziness related to Hurricane Irma . . .
1. There's a couple in Washington state who've been married for 75 years. And their names are . . . Harvey and Irma Schluter. He turned 104 in July . . . she'll be 93 in November.
2. The Florida Marlins were playing the Atlanta Braves on Thursday night, and between one of the innings, the song the Braves played was . . . "Rock You Like a Hurricane" by the Scorpions.
Obviously, it was a mistake. The song is in the regular playlist, like it is at pretty much every other stadium . . . and someone just forgot to take it out. They apologized afterward.
3. There's a rumor going around that Hurricane Irma could cause a real-life SHARKNADO. Fortunately, it's not true . . . sharks can sense the pressure from a storm coming and will get the hell out of its way before it comes.
Credit monitoring company Equifax revealed yesterday (September 7th) that it was hit by a breach between mid-May and July that exposed sensitive information about 143 million Americans, including Social Security numbers, putting them at risk for identity theft. Equifax, which is one of the three major U.S. credit bureaus, said that also taken in the theft were names, birth dates, addresses and in some cases, driver's license numbers. Although Equifax discovered the breach on July 29th, this is the first time they've revealed it publicly and warned consumers. A website has been set up for people to check if their information may have been stolen, which also offers free credit monitoring for a year. You don't have to enroll in the credit monitoring to check your information. Consumers can also call 866-447-7559. CHECK IT OUT:
Somebody shot cell phone video of a woman ALONE in her parked car repeatedly screaming, "Your penis is too small." Like, 13 times in a little over a minute. She's not holding a phone, although she could be talking into the car's Bluetooth, but I doubt it.
Now that Labor Day is over and you might not have another day off until Thanksgiving, MAYBE this will make you feel better? Someone out there has noticed just how hard you work. Not your boss. But someone.
Because a new study found that Americans work HARDER than people in pretty much any other country.
And we say "pretty much" just because the study only looked at Europe and Japan, so we can't say for SURE we work harder than every single country . . . but if they'd looked at others, we'd probably beat them too.
The study found that Americans work an average of 137 hours more per year than people in Japan and at least 260 more than people in Europe. That's 17 more workdays than Japan and 33 more than Europe.
The study also found our productivity is up 400% from 1950.
Fighting words! Sharon Osbourne is not here for Kim Kardashian West's brand of feminism.
Speaking to The Daily Telegraph about her husband Ozzy Osbourne, The Talk co-host also found a way to slam the Kardashian family.
"Those girls live off their bodies. Half of L.A. has been through them, and everything they do from the sex tape to the plastic see-through dresses and the gym wear is about sex, not female progress," Osbourne said, arguing, "Kim says she's doing everything in the name of feminism, but that's not feminism!"
She wasn't finished. Osbourne went on to say that not only is Kardashian not a feminist, she's a "ho."
"Listen, God bless them. If Kim wants to show off her body, fine. But that's not feminism. That's being a ho," the British star reportedly said. "There's nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are."
Osbourne's comments come a day after Kim discussed feminism in Harper's Bazaar Arabia. She told the pub: "I said once before that I'm not really a feminist. But I feel I do a lot more than people that claim that they're feminist. To clarify what I said before: I feel in my soul I'm a feminist. I just don't need labels to make me feel or know what I am inside."
Gossip Cop points out that Osbourne is changing tack. She posted a nude selfie (since deleted), giving Kardashian a shout-out as her inspiration and writing: "@kimkardashian you inspired me! #liberated #thetalk.
OZZY OSBOURNE's wife SHARON may have been a little TOO candid in a recent interview, when she revealed the extent of her husband's cheating. Because she admitted that he wasn't just nailing the hairdresser . . . he had SIX women on the side.
And one of them was, well, a little YOUNG. I'm not saying ILLEGAL, but still. She said Ozzy's girlfriends included two masseuses, the family cook and, quote, "some Russian teenager." (???) Ozzy is, of course, NOT a teenager. He's 68.
She added, quote, "He had women in different countries. Basically, if you're a woman giving Ozzy either a back rub or a trolley of food, God help you."
But Sharon would also like you to know that they were all DOGS.
Quote, "None of these women were show ponies; he was doing it to fill the void in some way."
In the same interview, she said KIM KARDASHIAN isn't being a feminist by posing naked . . . she's being a HO. But she added, quote, "There's nothing wrong with being a ho, but always remember what you are."
In case you haven't seen this, dashcam footage of a traffic stop in Georgia has gone viral because the cop told a white woman that they "only shoot black people." This happened a year ago in a suburb of Atlanta but the video was just released because of an investigation.
The officer's talking to a passenger who tells him she's too nervous to put her hands down because of the police shootings. That's when he says, "But you're not black. Remember, we only kill black people. Yeah, we only kill black people, right?"
The cop's lawyer says his comments were taken out of context and that he was just "trying to de-escalate a situation." An internal review claimed the officer was trying to be sarcastic. Regardless, it's NOT the kind of thing you joke around about.
The police chief held a news conference yesterday and said the officer is being fired.