Letitia Wright, Aaron Rodgers, and Hollywood’s Unvaxxed Clowns Are Telling on Themselves
Illustration by The Daily BeastThis is a preview of our pop culture newsletter The Daily Beast’s Obsessed, written by senior entertainment reporter Kevin Fallon. To receive the full newsletter in your inbox each week, sign up for it here.It seems so long ago that it is but a flickering, fading memory, or perhaps even a shared delusion—lore that’s only grown in drama with time. But in truth, it’s been just a year and a half since Gal Gadot assembled a gathering of celebrities to sing “Imagine,” anews.yahoo.com
‘SNL’s Cecily Strong Slams Texas Abortion Law in Bizarre, Brilliant Weekend Update
NBCSaturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update” had a lot of ground to cover this week—especially given that Ice Cube, a celebrity whom Kenan Thompson has perfectly impersonated before, lost out on a $9 million acting gig in the Sony comedy Oh Hell No! because he refused to get vaccinated. (“My loss? Your loss!” he insists. “Oh Hell No! was gonna feature the greatest comedy duo of all time—Ice Cube, Jack Black.”)But the real stand-out was Goober, a clown played by Cecily Strong and styled to look a lonews.yahoo.com
Tommy ‘Tiny’ Lister, who played Deebo in ‘Friday,’ dies
FILE - In this Monday, Aug. 10, 2015 file photo, Tommy 'Tiny' Lister greets fans as he arrives at the Los Angeles premiere of "Straight Outta Compton" at the Microsoft Theater. Tommy Tiny Lister, a former wrestler who was known for his Deebo character in the Friday films, has died. (Photo by John Salangsang/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES – Tommy “Tiny” Lister, a former professional wrestler who was known for his bullying Deebo character in the “Friday” films, has died. His character was known for his infamous line “Get knocked out like your father used to.”“RIP Tiny “Deebo” Lister,” Ice Cube said Thursday night on Instagram. “WWE is saddened to learn that Tom “Tiny” Lister, known as Zeus to the WWE Universe, passed away today,” the WWE said in a tweet.
Photo altered to Ice Cube, 50 Center in 'Trump 2020' hats
An altered photo of rappers Ice Cube and 50 Cent in hats that appear to show support for President Donald Trump circulated widely on social media Tuesday, fueled in part by a tweet by Eric Trump. He removed the tweet with a photo of the two rappers in hats saying “Trump 2020” after being called out by Ice Cube on Twitter. Ice Cube’s hat says “Big3,” a reference to a 3-on-3 basketball league he co-founded, and 50 Cent wears one with the New York Yankees logo. Ice Cube shared the original photo on his Twitter account on July 6 to send a birthday message to 50 Cent. In a recent interview with CNN, he said both the Trump campaign and Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s campaign reached out to him about his contract.
Austrian man spends 2.5 hours in box filled with ice cubes
CORRECTING NAME TO KOEBERL - Austrian ice swimmer Josef Koeberl is standing in a glass cabin filled with ice try to break the world record for a human to stay side an ice box in Melk, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)MELK An Austrian man beat his own record for the longest full body contact with ice cubes on Saturday. Josef Koeberl managed to stay 2 hours, 30 minutes and 57 seconds inside a custom-made glass box filled up to his shoulders with ice cubes. More than 200 kilograms (440 pounds) of ice cubes were needed to fill up the box, after Koeberl stepped inside wearing nothing but swim trunks. After being taken out of the ice box by helpers he said that the sun felt really great on his back.
Sports jumps on PPP bandwagon, but big leagues take a pass
However, none of the four major North American sports leagues the NFL, NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball were among the businesses that applied, according to the data. The data showed businesses that applied for and received loans, though some may not ultimately have taken the funds. An AP survey completed in May found 32 U.S. Olympic sports organizations about 70% of all federations had applied for PPP loans. With their seasons shut down, more than a dozen minor league baseball teams turned up on the PPP rolls. The Big South Conference, Conference USA, Southland Conference and Big Sky Conference all listed less than two dozen full-time employees, according to the data.
Ice Cube Cancels 'Good Morning America' Appearance After George Floyd's Death
Ice Cube didn't appear on Good Morning America on Thursday, despite a scheduled appearance. The 50-year-old rapper took to Twitter to apologize for his cancellation, citing George Floyd's death as the reason for his decision. "I apologize to everyone expecting to see me on Good Morning America today, but after the events in Minnesota with George Floyd Im in no mood to tell America, good morning," Ice Cube wrote. "Im done talking," Ice Cube tweeted. https://t.co/vOQaKFdmxs Ice Cube (@icecube) May 28, 2020Ice Cube isn't the only celebrity to speak out following Floyd's death.