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Another weekend, another hurricane. It’s really hard to bitch about life when there is a major storm affecting millions and millions of people. As with Hurricane Harvey, I urge you to text REDCROSS to 90999 to donate to the relief efforts.
And now back to our regularly scheduled whining. I spent the weekend in New York, shopping and eating, so I don’t have much to complain about, aside from the fact that a fire at Marshall’s prevented me from getting a cute pair of workout pants on clearance. I mean, it was probably worse for the people that had deal with the fire, but still….they were on clearance. But even though I missed out on a bargain, I will had a better weekend than some people.
I think we can all agree that clowns are scary, right? I mean, that’s pretty much a commonly held belief as far as I’m concerned. And even America’s sweetheart is not immune to their savagery.
This weekend, Witherspoon dared to go up against a clown of Stephen King’s making when her new film, Home Again debuted on the same date as the new iteration of King’s It. Reese discovered it’s best not to fuck with clowns – even cinematic ones – when her movie’s sales were simply crushed by those of It, with the former taking in $9 million versus $117.2 million for the latter. Sure, that paltry amount was enough for second place at the box office, but still…just don’t mess with clowns, okay, Reese?
Who is Sydney Stempfley, you ask? Well, she’s the girl that Arie Luyendyk Jr. dumped to become the new Bachelor.
Prior to the announcement of the pick, Stempfley threw some shade at Luyendyk, tweeting:
The show would be perfect for @ariejr up until it comes to choosing just one 😂
— Sydney Stempfley (@sydneystempfley) September 4, 2017
Although Stempfley isn’t part of Bachelor nation, Luyendyk has dipped his toe (or something else) in the seemingly endless incestual Bachelor dating pool since losing on Emily Maynard’s season of The Bachelorette; he’s dated season 16 contestant Courtney Robertson off and on since 2012. Perhaps that’s part of the reason for Stempfley’s shade. But did you really date a guy known as “The Kissing Bandit” and expect fidelity? Silly Sydney. [Via New York Post]
I have a pretty decent sense of direction, but even I get lost sometimes. Fortunately for me, it usually doesn’t happen when I’m at work and/or when there are cameras filming me.
The BBC’s Tom Donkin was scheduled to deliver some updates on Hurricane Irma when he seemed to get a little bit lost on his own set.
Well, at least he’s not like those CNN guys and outside in a hurricane.
Actually the people that probably had a worse weekend were Puddle of Mudd fans in Keller, Texas (whoever they are) when the band had to cancel a show due to Scantlin’s arrest at LAX on Saturday.
The lead singer tried to board a plane with a BB gun and was subsequently arrested, and given that you can’t really perform without a singer, the band had to cancel their show at Bronson Rock. This isn’t Scantlin’s first issue at the airport: in 2012, he had an altercation with a Jet Blue attendant and in 2015, he was arrested for riding on a baggage carousel at a Denver airport.
Perhaps it’s time to just start taking the bus. [Via TMZ]
Fall Sundays mean generally mean there are lots of football stories I can cover here, but in the interest of not boring the weird-ass people that aren’t into football, I’ll try and keep it to one or two a week. Taking this week’s football spot is Bengals’ quarterback Andy Dalton, whose team was shut out at home by the Ravens 20-0.
Dalton was mainly responsible for the loss, with four interceptions (three of which came in the first half) and a fumble in the red zone in the third quarter. I’m not sure if this makes it better or worse, but such a disastrous outing is rare for Dalton, who hasn’t thrown a three-pick game since November 2014. It seems even the NFL wants to believe this is a one-off for the QB:
Andy Dalton has 4 giveaways in a game for the first time since Week 17, 2013. That game was also against the Ravens (CIN won 34-17)
— NFL Research (@NFLResearch) September 10, 2017
Dalton was also sacked five times by the Ravens defense, which would signal that his throwing isn’t the only weak spot for the Bengals..
Better luck next week, ginger prince. [Via Sporting News]
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