Any weekend that has an extra day in it can’t be a bad one, can it? Well, it’s wasn’t for me. I spent some time at home, getting things done, before heading to the casino, where I turned $20.00 into $140.00. Yeah, yeah, I know that doesn’t make me a big gambler, but it meant that I could get that new bag I’ve had my eye on with no/little guilt, so I’m considering my weekend a winner. Not so much for these people.
I figure there are a lot of places that Lamar Odom isn’t welcome. Kardashian family dinners, the Lakers practice facility, the Moonlite BunnyRanch. And after this weekend, we can add the Red Tie Gentleman’s Club in Van Nuys, California to the list.
Odom, along with two females, showed up at the club around 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning and decided that they didn’t want to wait in the line (sidenote: there was a line at 3:30am?!). The group went around the line and attempted to enter the club, but security wasn’t having it, and escorted the former Mr. Khloe Kardashian and his companions out of the club.
Persona non grata at a strip club in the San Fernando Valley? Ouch, how the mighty have fallen. [via TMZ]
Interns at Etsy
Or more accurately, people who were supposed to be interns at Etsy. Last week, the online marketplace for crafters rescinded the internship offers for a bunch of its interns, who were set to start in the next few weeks. According to Mashable, “An Etsy spokesperson confirmed that the company scaled back its internship program but said they didn’t cancel the program entirely.” The site also reports that Etsy will give the laid-off-before-they-started interns a one-time stipend, paying for housing and travel expenses that were promised; the Brooklyn-based firm is also trying to find interns opportunities in the New York area. Not that the offer is soothing the feelings of those who expected to work this summer.
On the upside… more beach time? [via Mashable]
The Minnesota Twins
The Houston Astros are on fire this season, and any team that crosses their path seems to feel their wrath. Thus was the case for the Minnesota Twins on Sunday.
It actually looked like the game may go the Twins’ way going into the 8th inning, when they are up 8-2. That was until the Astros bats came alive and scored 11 runs in that one inning alone, against three separate Twins’ pitchers. And of course, Twitter had something to say about it.
The result at the end of the game? A 16-8 win for the Astros. [via ABC13]
Two movies that were supposed to be a big deal for the summer box office opened this weekend: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and Baywatch. But unfortunately for the studios, both failed to meet expectations, and Memorial Day revenue at the U.S. box office was the worst it has been nearly two decades.
Let’s start with the fifth Pirates movie. It actually did win the long-weekend, taking in a total $77 million from 4,276 theaters. Not bad, but it’s the lowest debut for any Pirates movie except for the first film, and given that the final installment of the franchise cost a total of $230 million to make… well, you can see why the folks at Disney may not be thrilled.
Even less elated about the box office returns this weekend? Paramount, the studio behind Baywatch, which only earned $27.6 million since its debut on Thursday. The poorly reviewed reboot of the David Hasselhoff classic “only” cost $70 million to make, so the return on investment isn’t bad, but, as The Hollywood Reporter states, “Adding insult to injury, Baywatch even lost out to Disney/Marvel holdover Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, which took in $25.1 million over the long holiday weekend to place No. 2.”
If someone needs to console Zac Efron, I volunteer. [via Hollywood Reporter]
The aforementioned morons are 20-year-old Joseph Andrew Floyd Jr. and 21-year-old Zachary Lloyd Brown, both of whom were charged with harassing wildlife after they forced an alligator to drink a beer.
The two upstanding citizens, both residents of Ridgeland, South Carolina, saw the juvenile alligator crossing the street and decided to pick it up, force beer down its throat, and then release it into a nearby pond. Oh…and of course, they posted pictures of it on social media, which caused someone to alert the authorities at the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources.
According to CNN, the six pictures included one titled “Gator Shotgun” where the alligator’s neck is being squeezed and a beer can is pressed against its snout. Others show beer being dripped into its mouth while its neck is held tightly and smoke being blown onto the face of the gator.
Listen, I’m not a big fan of alligators – they scare the shit out of me. But I’m also not a big fan of animal abuse, so these two fuckers are getting exactly what they deserve – a charge that includes maximum fine of $300. [via CNN] .
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