Drew Carey Makes Joke About The String Cheese Incident On “The Price Is Right” [Watch]

first_imgCome on down, you’re the next contestant on The Price Is Right! If you’re lucky, you might even get host Drew Carey to crack a joke about a jam band.That’s what happened on a recent episode of the long-standing game show, when Carey used an actual string cheese to poke fun at the lengthy guitar solos that one might expect from The String Cheese Incident. The joke came during the pricing game “Pick a Pair,” where contestants have to choose items that have the same price.When the contestant Adam chose string cheese, Carey says “The String Cheese Incident… 45 minute guitar solo…” before revealing the price of the cheese. Watch it all go down below. While the original episode appeared in March, we didn’t catch the joke until the rerun today. Keep on Cheesin’, Drew!last_img read more

Hamilton & More to Perform at 2016 Tony Awards

first_img View Comments Satisfied? There will be ten show-stopping performances at the 2016 Tony Awards! Hosted by Tony winner James Corden, the ceremony is set to broadcast live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City, on CBS, on June 12.The high-energy evening will feature performances from the 2016 Tony-nominated Best Musical and Best Revival of a Musical shows, including Tony nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Adrienne Warren and the cast of Shuffle Along, Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed; Tony nominees Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and Jane Krakowski and the cast of She Loves Me; Tony nominee Alex Brightman and the cast of School of Rock; Tony nominee Danny Burstein and the cast of Fiddler on the Roof; Tony nominees Danielle Brooks and Cynthia Erivo and the cast of The Color Purple; Tony nominees Lin-Manuel Miranda, Phillipa Soo, Leslie Odom Jr., Renée Elise Goldsberry, Christopher Jackson and Daveed Diggs and the cast of Hamilton; Tony nominees Sara Bareilles, Christopher Fitzgerald and Jessie Mueller and the cast of Waitress; Tony nominee Carmen Cusack and the cast of Bright Star; and the cast of Spring Awakening.The telecast is also set to feature a performance by Gloria Estefan and the cast of On Your Feet!As previously reported, presenters will include Uzo Aduba, Cate Blanchett, Tony Nominee Edie Brickell, Claire Danes, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Tony Nominee Steve Martin, Marlee Matlin, Audra McDonald, Patina Miller, Andrew Rannells, Saoirse Ronan, Barbra Streisand, Blair Underwood and Oprah Winfrey. Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry & Jasmine Cephas Jones in ‘Hamilton'(Photo: Joan Marcus)last_img read more

Long Island Celebrity Twitter Fails

first_imgBALDWIN! AGAIN? This time attacking former aid to Mitt Romney, Garrett Jackson:“You’re on your knees in that photo. What’s up with that, Garrett?”“While you’re on your knees, you can polish my Emmys.”And the latest. Anthony Cumia, of Opie and Anthony radio infamy, was fired this month from Sirius radio following this TWO HOUR Twitter rant, in which he managed to use almost all of the most offensive imagery/language we’d ever heard, outing him as not just a somewhat funny in that oh-you’re-so-inappropriate way, but as a monumentally racist and sexist bigot.Thousands of followers rose to his defense, painting Cumia as a martyr of first amendment violations. Do they have a point?Um. No.“The people supporting him are claiming it’s a free speech issue,” says Shankman. “It’s not. Free speech means you’re protected from the government imposing rules against you’re being able to speak your mind. Anthony has the right to say whatever he wants and he did. And the radio station has the right to fire his ass because of it and they did.”Was Sirius justified? You decide.July 2, 2014 Lindsay steps to the plate to speak on behalf of the 1%:From @BarackObama: ‘”I’ve cut taxes for those who need it: middle-class families, small businesses.’ – President Obama”“@BarackObama we also need to cut them for those that are listed on Forbes as “millionaires” if they are not, you must consider that as well”June 27, 2013 Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Oh, celebrities. Sometimes you seem so aloof, so larger-than-life, so dang inaccessible. But then other times, you’re on Twitter.Social media has brought immediacy to the celebrity world. Unlike scripted interviews and pre-arranged sound bites, lots of celebrities can’t resist the chance to connect directly with their fans without the firewall that can be publicists, telling them what to say and how to say it.“The reason that celebrities had publicists back in the beginning was that publicists could manage the voice of the celebrity,” Peter Shankman, CEO and Founder of ShankMinds Business Masterminds, tells the Press. “And welcome to the Internet! Now that no longer exists. ‘I could just post – why do I need you?’ Well, they need you because a lot of times, you’re a moron.”Is “moron” too harsh? Check out some of our homegrown celebrities and their Twitter-fails heard ‘round the world. Then you decide.February 3, 2011 After several brief withdrawals from the Twitterverse, 30 Rock star Alec Baldwin is back and more cringe-worthy than ever in this rampage following a story reporting that his wife had been tweeting at late James Gandolfini’s funeral. Homophobic slurs and threats and profanity—oh my.“Someone wrote that my wife was tweeting at a funeral. Hey. That’s not true. But I’m gonna tweet at your funeral.”“I’m gonna find you, George Stark, you toxic little queen, and I’m gonna f***…you…up.”“If put my foot up your f****** a$$, George Stark, but I’m sure you’d dig it too much.”And our personal favorite“I don’t have a publicist anymore. I fired them.”April 9, 2014 Lindsay Lohan publically puts DJ girlfriend Samantha Ronson on blast, making LiLo’s crazy somehow outshine Ronson’s alleged infidelity:“Funny how I’m rushing back to see @samantharonson when she says she’s with her step bro alone- and 2girls? That wasn’t mentioned.”“@samantharonson caught”September 6, 2012 “Here’s the pic that got the whore bitch piece of cunt all pissy.”“So, I’m taking pix in NYC & a black girl who was in frame punched me in the face. I called her a fucking “&$;;-:” cause that’s what she WAS!”“Then she punched me 5 more times. She’s lucky I was a white legal gun owner or she’d be dead. Then 5 blacks started giving me shit!”“I told them to back the fuck off, this wasn’t their show. The cunt then punched me again. Seems white boys don’t hit back. Lucky savage.”“Wish a cop was around. Although she said she’d tell them I sexually harassed her. Lying cunt. I hope she gets shot in her ass fuck face. Ugh”“They aren’t people.”“I’m fucking livid. If I was an illegal savage I’d have shot her. The I are violence in her was so predictable. I hope she gets killed.”“It’s a jungle out in our cities after midnight. Violent savages own the streets. They all came 2 defend this pig. I had to yell like at dogs”“RT @tikiruss: @AnthonyCumia WTF? For no reason?-Reason!?? I WAS WHITE!!!”“Savage violent animal fucks prey on white people. Easy targets. This CUNT has no clue how lucky she was. She belted me 10 times. I had a gun.”“The cunt animal kept walking into my arm I had up as a block saying “DON’T TOUCH ME!”Then would hit me. I hope a home boy beats her to death.”“The automatic jump to violence in that community is astounding. No discussion. It’s start punching at the least little thing. Uncivilized!!”“The switch to violence is immediate. No discussion, just violence. When will THAT be addressed? Oh, right, never. Slavery did it? Oh, ok.”“There’s a deep seeded problem with violence in the black community. Try to address it and you’ll be exiled to racistville. But it’s real.”“It comes down to the idea that we’re going to have to start thinking differently,” advises Shankman. “We have to start thinking, You know what? We can’t post about anything we want because it lives forever. I think the best thing people can do is to take a break. Just stop. Stop immediately responding. Take a break. Take a deep breath.”And just maybe, consider hiring a publicist. Fabulously liberal Alec Baldwin launches questionably homophobic tweet at the Starbucks guy:“Starbucks on 93 and B’way. Uptight Queen barrista named JAY has an attitude problem.”December 6, 2011 Notorious politically and socially-aware designer Kenneth Cole uses Egypt’s violent political status to boast his new line:“Millions are in uproar in #Cairo. Rumor is they heard our new spring collection is now available online at http://bit.ly/KCairo – KC”September 7, 2011 …Then holds up a plane full of travelers because he has NO VOWELS?!“Flight attendant on American reamed me out 4 playing WORDS W FRIENDS while we sat at the gate, not moving. #nowonderamericaairisbankrupt”January 7, 2012last_img read more

Gold hits record high on haven demand as markets rally sputters

first_imgThe greenback was down against most other currencies, with the euro at its highest since September 2018, while higher-yielding units such as the South Korean won and Indonesian rupiah were also up.Stock markets were mostly up but with little conviction as investors fret over the impact of the virus on the economy.Shanghai was slightly higher, having suffered big losses last week as China and the US closed consulates in Chengdu and Houston, ramping up tensions between the superpowers.Sydney was up 0.2 percent, while Singapore and Jakarta each added 0.3 percent, though Seoul climbed more than one percent and Taipei jumped more than two percent.Tokyo, Hong Kong and Mumbai drifted lower.Investors are growing concerned about lawmakers’ slow progress on a new US stimulus program, with Republicans still to present their proposals worth around $1 trillion, which is less than a third of the plan set out by Democrats.There are concerns an agreement could take some time, hitting millions of Americans whose much-needed extra unemployment benefits are about to come to an end. Eyes are on the Fed’s next policy meeting this week, with some predicting further measures to boost the economy — possibly negative interest rates — that could put more pressure on the dollar and send bullion above $2,000.There are also concerns that a worse-than-forecast reading on second-quarter US gross domestic product could spark another dollar sell-off.While the weak dollar has been a key catalyst for the metal’s advance, gold has also been boosted by its attractiveness as a haven in times of turmoil with China-US relations souring by the day.”Strong gains are inevitable as we enter a period much like the post-global financial crisis environment, where gold prices soared to record levels as a result of copious amounts of Fed money being pumped into the financial system,” said Gavin Wendt, senior resource analyst at MineLife. Key figures around 0400 GMT Gold: UP 2.2 percent at $1,944.71 per ounceTokyo – Nikkei 225: DOWN 0.3 percent at 22,685.31Hong Kong – Hang Seng: DOWN 0.1 percent at 24,683.66 (break)Shanghai – Composite: UP 0.1 percent at 3,199.67 (break)Euro/dollar: UP at $1.1715 from $1.1652 at 2100 GMT Dollar/yen: DOWN at 105.56 yen from 105.95 yen Pound/dollar: UP at $1.2848 from $1.2791 Euro/pound: UP at 91.13 pence from 91.07 penceWest Texas Intermediate: DOWN 0.3 percent at $41.15 per barrel Brent North Sea crude: DOWN 0.4 percent at $43.15 per barrelNew York – Dow: DOWN 0.7 percent at 26,469.89 (close)London – FTSE 100: DOWN 1.4 percent at 6,123.82 (close) Gold hit a record high Monday as investors rushed into the safe-haven on concerns about China-US tensions, a spike in virus infections around the world and a lack of progress on a new stimulus bill in Washington.After months of healthy rallies across equity markets, fuelled by trillions of dollars in government and central bank support, traders are beginning to step back as they weigh the long-term economic impact of the coronavirus.With vast monetary easing measures put in place by the Federal Reserve pushing the dollar lower against most other currencies, gold is flying, hitting an all-time high of $1,944.71, well above its previous record of $1,921.18 seen in 2011.center_img Bloomberg News contributed to this story  Topics :last_img read more

Alumnus and student launch sock line

first_imgAs the weather heats up, athletes and couch potatoes alike are facing a common fear: sweaty socks.Two members of the Trojan family are working to curb this inconvenience by creating a line of odor-repelling socks.Dubbed the SilverAir Sock, the foot accessories were developed by USC alumnus Sam Mazumdar, a 2011 Marshall graduate, and current USC undergraduate student, Waiz Rahim, a junior majoring in industrial and systems engineering.The socks are made from silver and Merino wool. Mazumdar and Rahim selected wool as the primary material because it has odor-resistant qualities and can sustain long periods of activity.“We tried and tested a ton of materials and selected the finest Merino wool for its ability to wick moisture and regulate temperature,” Mazumdar said. “It’s a custom blend that’s unique to our product and is guaranteed to keep your feet super comfortable and happy.”The company was funded through the crowdsourcing website Kickstarter. Within three hours of launching their odor-repelling socks, Mazumdar and Rahim received more than half of their target Kickstarter goal of $35,000 to launch the SilverAir Sock. They currently have raised nearly $70,000.The sock is being introduced through their company Y Athletics. the idea for the company came from an idea Mazumdar had to create an athletic apparel brand that used the best products in every category. With that concept, Rahim used his marketing knowledge to spread the word about the company.In addition to the SilverAir Sock, Y Athletics also sells its odor-repelling SilverAir shirt, which was launched in 2013. The company’s SilverAir shirts have been sold on its website and used by thousands of customers in all 50 states and more than 70 different countries. Through the popularity of their shirts, Mazumdar and Rahim were inspired to create the sock version of the product line.“We love and wear our shirts every day, and they’re so popular that we have a difficult time keeping up with their demand,” Mazumdar said. “It just made sense to be able to offer the same performance in another piece of clothing that would benefit from the convenience.”Now, they hope to let investors know that the socks are designed to be versatile and perfect for any situation, whether it be exercising or going out.In terms of development, Mazumdar and Rahim have been working with their sock manufacturer for almost a year to test dozens of prototypes and designs before they came up with their final product to demonstrate to potential backers. Different athletic backers heavily tested their socks over a series of nine months in order for Mazumdar and Rahim to engineer a better odor-eliminating product.“Our goal is to get as many people as we can get to experience this product because you don’t realize how amazing it is until you’ve used it. It makes living easier,” Mazumdar said.Despite exceeding their financial goal, Mazumdar and Rahim are still accepting backers for their SilverAir Sock campaign on Kickstarter until May 2015. The company expects to start sourcing and producing the socks in June and shipping them to potential customers by August 2015.last_img read more

Jillaroos to watch at the World Cup

first_imgTalesha is in the army and has moved all over Australia pursing her dream to play professional rugby league.A couple of years ago Talesha decided to move her life and career to Queensland because she had heard of a women’s rugby league competition that existed up north. By the time Talesha got there, the competition was no longer running.After that initial disappointment, Talesha decided to give other sports a go (including rugby union). But nothing quite had the same pull as rugby league.When Talesha heard that at the start of 2017 the Cronulla Sharks would be launching a women’s 9s side of their own, she decided to give it one more go and got herself relocated from Queensland back to Sydney so that she could try and make the team.At that stage in the year, Talesha’s goal was just to play footy again. But then she made the Cronulla Sharks Women’s team and the bar moved.Talesha’s new goal was to represent New South Wales in the Interstate Challenge. She also managed to tick off that honour earlier this year when she made her debut for the Blues in August, helping them to beat the Queensland Maroons 22-6 to win the Challenge for the second year in a row.Was Australian Jillaroos selection too big of a dream for a young woman who only returned to the game at the start of the year?Not in Talesha’s case. She was named earlier this month as part of the Australian Jillaroos squad and I could not be prouder. To see Talesha represent not just the Cronulla Sharks, the New South Wales Blues and now the Australian Jillaroos is extraordinary and I congratulate her on her commitment to footy and am so glad that she decided to come back to the game. I can’t wait to see her run out in that green and gold jersey.Meg WardMeg Ward represents a whole new group of women who are coming to rugby league.Meg has excelled at a number of sports and was a Reds Rugby women’s representative (despite growing up in a house that was obsessed with rugby league).Despite her family loving footy and Meg clearly being a talented athlete, her first opportunity to play came only this year when she moved to the Northern Territory and saw a notice that was advertising schoolgirls rugby league.Similar to Kezie Apps who used to drive five hours to Sydney each week to compete in the Helensburgh competition, Meg drove three hours from her RAAF base to talk to someone about joining a team.She played five games for the Northern Sharks, represented the NT Titans at the Combined Affiliated States Championships and is now about to represent her country.Along with teammates Lucy Lockhart (from the Northern Territory) and Maddison Bennett (Western Australia) it is becoming clearer that you do not need to be from New South Wales or Queensland to represent Australia in women’s rugby league. Elliana WaltonAlong with names like Karyn Murphy, Stephanie Hancock and Ruan Sims, Elliana Walton will always be remembered for longevity. Elliana was recognised earlier this year with the Karen Foulkes award for her dedication, commitment and outstanding contribution to rugby league in the Canterbury-Bankstown District. Elliana is a prop/lock and after being selected for the Jillaroos in 2008 is one of the most capped Jillaroos ever, and hopes to continue playing so she can reach a decade of service..  Not only does she represent her country, but she also captain-coaches the Greenacre Tigers in the Sydney Metropolitan Women’s Rugby League competition, has coached her son in the under-7 St George Dragons and also works full time as a support worker for adults with disabilities. Isabelle Kelly and Zahara TemaraThis is a pair to keep your eyes on.These two women made their debut for the Australian Jillaroos in the Test against the Kiwi Ferns back in May.Not only did these women make their debut, but each managed to score on debut. Isabelle scored the first try in the 10th minute and then in the 30th minute Zahara also scored to give the Jillaroos a 12-4 lead at half-time.Both at the start of their careers, they are players who will certainly be part of the next generation of Jillaroos to be long-term Australian representatives.  One final thoughtThis week I heard Kezie Apps interviewed and she shared that one night, four years ago, she was waiting for ‘The Simpsons’ to come on television and saw that women were competing in the Rugby League World Cup.That moment changed Kezie’s life and she knew that she wanted to be one of these women.You can’t be what you can’t see, so do not underestimate the importance of making our Australian Jillaroos visible to the next generation of young women.I look forward to seeing plenty of you at Southern Cross Group Stadium next Thursday for the opening day of the Women’s World Cup. The Jillaroos game will form part of a triple-header celebration of the women’s game which will also see the Kiwi Ferns play against the Canada Ravens and England play against the Papua New Guinea Orchids.In this Australian Jillaroos squad there are plenty of familiar faces including Ruan Sims, Kezie Apps, Maddie Studdon, Ali Brigginshaw, Chelsea Baker and Sam Bremner.While the women I have just named are women you should certainly watch during the Jillaroos World Cup campaign, I thought I would introduce you to some other squad members who you should also be keeping an eye on.Talesha QuinnTalesha is one of my favourite stories from 2017.last_img read more