Monday , 10 May 2021

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Mother Nature was not sharing any love with human moms yesterday, with a rainy, cold and windy Sunday. In some parts of the Cleveland area, it started as snow. Mansfield received over 3 inches of rain yesterday, Just over 2 inches of rain in New London and Fitchville, Wellington had over 1.7 inches, Fremont and Danbury recorded over 1.5 inches, while Amherst, Lorain saw just over 1 inch. The Weather Service did not report rain totals for Erie County, but I had 1.09 inches in my backyard. The heavy wind along the lakeshore made the nasty weather even nastier, but better weather is in store for the week.

The Cleveland Indians postponed the game against the Cincinnati Reds until August 9 – a mutual off day for both clubs. The August 9 first pitch time is TBD. All tickets from Sunday’s game will be honored for the contest on August 9. Fans holding tickets to the May 9 contest can use their exact same tickets to enter the August 9 contest and do not have to take any further action. If fans are unable to attend the August 9 makeup game, the original ticket purchaser must call 216.420.HITS starting Monday, May 10 at 9:00AM ET to receive a credit that can be applied to any future 2021 regular season home game, subject to availability. All credit requests must be made by 5:00PM on August 4.

Cedar Point fans have speculated for years that the Wicked Twister roller coaster will soon be removed from the park. Although Cedar Point has never said it plans to ditch the ride, speculation spiked again in recent days after a trio of Twitter posts brought fresh attention to the rumors. Cedar Point’s Tony Clark tweeted a video of Wicked Twister in action, which was coupled with the following message: “Weekends are Wicked… They all have to end sometime. Make the best of it!” While some Cedar Point fans interpreted the increased attention to the ride as a way for the park to hint at its potential removal, others took the tweets as nothing more than Clark toying with thrill seekers. 3 News asked Clark about the posts, but his reply was, “Cedar Point doesn’t comment on rumors or speculation.” Cedar Point’s opening day is Friday.

The Biden administration is issuing an emergency declaration over the shutdown of a major oil pipeline following a cyberattack on Friday. The Colonial pipeline that supplies much of the East Coast was shutdown after computer systems were infected with ransomware. The regional emergency will provide support for transportation of gas and other refined petroleum products to 17 states and the District of Columbia. And while prices on the East Coast are expected to spike, the shutdown could also cause gas prices to rise across the country. Who’s responsible? It’s believed to be a Russian hacking group, known as DarkSide. Officials say they’re relatively new, but have caused a lot of trouble fairly quickly. As for operator Colonial Pipeline, sources say the company “proactively” took “certain systems offline to contain the threat.” The investigation continues. Source: NBC News

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit has tested positive for betamethasone, a corticosteroid, the horse’s trainer Bob Baffert revealed Sunday morning. Baffert called the failed post-race drug test for 21 picograms of the substance “shocking” because he says Medina Spirit has “never been treated with metamethasone.” “Yesterday I got the biggest gut-punch in racing for something I didn’t do,” Baffert told reporters at Churchill Downs in Louisville. “It’s disturbing. It’s an injustice to the horse.” Medina Spirit has not yet been disqualified, Baffert said, as another sample will be tested. Baffert still plans on running Medina Spirit in next Saturday’s Preakness, the second leg of the triple crown. Another Baffert horse, Gamine, tested positive for betamethasone after last year’s Kentucky Oaks. “I’m not a conspiracy theorist, I know everybody’s not out to get me, but there’s definitely something wrong,” Baffert said. “Why is it happening to me? There’s problems in racing, but it’s not Bob Baffert.” The Derby win by Medina Spirit, jockeyed by John Velasquez, gave Baffert a record seventh Kentucky Derby win as a trainer. (New York Post)

Jeopardy! producer, Mike Richards, says the permanent host will be announced this summer. Back in November, after a battle with pancreatic cancer, longtime host, Alex Trebek, passed away peacefully at the age of 80. Following the passing of Trebek, the trivia show announced that a string of celebrities, such as Aaron Rogers, Dr. Oz, and Anderson Cooper, would guest host the series until a permanent host was named. Recently, it was announced that Reading Rainbow star LeVar Burton will guest host Jeopardy! in July after an online petition garnered support from celebrities and fans alike. Now, it appears the era of revolving guest hosts could soon be over. Per ETCanada, Richards reveals that Jeopardy! will name its permanent host sometime this summer. Explaining that it “will all come down to testing” with the top executives at Sony Entertainment, Richards reveals the process has been extensive and said, “It’s unlike anything I’ve ever been a part of, as far as testing in its size and scope”. Reportedly, Jeopardy! is expected to begin filming its new season in July or early August and will have its official host in place. 60 Minutes correspondent Bill Whittaker hosts through this week, then former champ Buzzy Cohen begins his two weeks next Monday.

Aaron Rodgers will play himself as Jeopardy! host on The Conners. The Green Bay Packers quarterback guest hosted on the game show earlier this year. (NBC News)

Elon Musk gave Saturday Night Live its third-highest ratings of the season, only behind episodes hosted by Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock. (Variety)

Ben Affleck posted a Mother’s Day tribute to his ex-wife, Jennifer Garner. He wrote, “So happy to share these kids with you. Luckiest parents in the world. Thanks for all the good you do. Happy Mother’s Day. Love, their Dad.” Ben, who also shared photos of Jen with their three children, added, “I’m very grateful and respectful of her. Our marriage didn’t work, and that’s difficult. Both of us really believe that it’s important for kids to see their parents respect one another and get along, whether they’re together or not.” Ben and Jen were married from 2005 to 2018.

 

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Wrath of Man opened in first with $8.1 million. The action flick reunites director Guy Ritchie with Jason Statham. Josh Hartnett and Post Malone co-star. Last weekend’s top movie, Demon Slayer: Mugen Train, dropped to second with $3.1 million. Mortal Kombat was third with $2.4 million, followed by Godzilla vs. Kong ($1.9 million) and Raya and the Last Dragon ($1.86 million). The Top 5 movies this weekend:
1. Wrath of Man – $8.1 million
2. Demon Slayer: Mugen Train – $3.1 million
3. Mortal Kombat – $2.4 million
4. Godzilla vs. Kong – $1.9 million
5. Raya and the Last Dragon – $1.86 million

Two Tennessee fishermen hooked a prehistoric fish while out on the Caney Fork River this weekend. According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, Matt and his friend, Jason, were fly fishing for striped bass on Saturday when they made an unexpected catch — an American Paddlefish. Officials say the friends fought for 30 minutes as they attempted to reel in the fish. It reportedly towed them around in the boat for over half a mile. However, they eventually caught the five foot, 55 pound fish. The men took a few photos with the fish before releasing it back into the water unharmed, the agency reports. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says American Paddlefish are prehistoric fish that can grow over five feet long and weigh as much as 200 pounds. This particular fish often lives beyond 30 years. American Paddlefish are most commonly found throughout the Mississippi River Drainage and generally inhabit large rivers like the Tennessee and Cumberland rivers.


Actress and video vixen Tawny Kitaen died at her Newport Beach, California home Friday morning at the age of 59. A cause of death was not immeditely revealed. With roles in the 1984 Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party, as well a 1991 episode of Seinfeld, she is best remembered for her seductive moves in and on the hood of a Jaguar in Whitesnake’s video for 1987’s “Here I Go Again.” She was marred to Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale from 1989 to 1991. Tawny also had an affair with O.J. Simpson during his marriage to Nicole Brown Smith. Tawney was married to former Cleveland Indians pitcher Chuck Finley from 1997 to 2002. They split following Finley filing an assault charge against her. Since then she’s had run-ins with the law for drug possession and driving under the influence. She leaves behind two daughters from her marriage to Finley.

TV LISTINGS
Monday, May 10th

TALK SHOWS:
Jimmy Fallon has actress Leslie Jones, activist X González, music by Weezer
Seth Meyers has actress Tracee Ellis Ross, actress Paula Pell
Conan has actor Sean Hayes
Lilly Singh has spoken word artist Humble The Poet
Watch What Happens Live has author Lala Kent, TV personality Alli Dore
Live With Kelly and Ryan has actor Andre McCarthy
Ellen DeGeneres has actor Michael B. Jordan, actor Tahar Rahim, singer Rag ‘n’ Bone Man
The Real has singer Jody Watley, actor Jocko Sims
Kelly Clarkson has actor Paul Feig, actor Sean Hayes, actor Aidy Bryant, chef Stephanie Izard, music by Evanescence

PRIMETIME:
MLB Baseball: Los Angeles Angels at Houston Astros (ESPN – live)
Finding Dory (ABC – 2016 film)
The Good Doctor (ABC)
The Neighborhood (CBS)
Bob Hearts Abishola (CBS)
All Rise (CBS)
Bull (CBS)
The Voice (NBC – live)
Debris (NBC)
9-1-1 (FOX)
9-1-1: Lone Star (FOX)
All American (CW – repeat)
Black Lightning (CW)
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
POV (PBS)
Intervention (A&E)
Street Outlaws (DSC)
Pawn Stars (HIST)
Breeders (FX)
Return to Amish (TLC)
Unexpected (TLC)
Aliens in Alaska (TRAVEL)
WWE Monday Night Raw (USA)
Black Ink Crew (VH1)
VH1 Couples Retreat (VH1)
Below Deck Sailing Yacht (BRAVO)
$50k Three Ways (HGTV)
Mysteries of the Abandoned (SCI)
Best Baker in America (FOOD)
Hoarders (A&E)
Web of Lies (ID)
Seeking Sister Wife (TLC)
The Crime of the Century (HBO – season premiere)
I, Sniper (VICE – series premiere)
Miz & Mrs (USA)
Nightly Pop (E!)

New to stream:
Blinded – Those Who Kill (Acorn – season 1)

BIRTHDAYS:
• Bono (born Paul David Hewson) is 61
• racecar driver (and former “Dancing with the Stars” alum) Helio Castroneves is 46
• Saturday Night Live and Kenan & Kel star Kenan Thompson is 43
• Odette Annable (“Kindergarten Cop,” “Cloverfield,” “Breaking In,” “House”) is 36
• Todd Lowe (“True Blood,” “Gilmore Girls,” “Shooter”) is 44
• Erik Palladino (Dr. Dave Malucci on ER, Lt. Michael Daghlian on Joan of Arcadia, Vostanik Sabatino on NCIS: Los Angeles, Kevin Miller on Suits) is 53
• Lauren Potter (Becky Jackson on “Glee”) is 31
• Dallas Roberts (Milton Mamet on The Walking Dead, Owen Cavanaugh on The Good Wife, serial killer Greg Yates on Law & Order) is 51
• Lindsey Shaw (“Pretty Little Liars”) is 32
• Leslie Stefanson (“The Hunted,” “The General’s Daughter,” “Unbreakable”) is 50
• 60s rocker Donovan is 75
• Traffic guitarist Dave Mason is 75
• 80s rapper Young MC (born Marvin Young) is 54
• author Christopher Paul Curtis is 68
• supermodel Linda Evangelista is 56
• astronaut Ellen Ochoa is 63
• designer Miuccia Prada is 72
• reality stars the Gosselin sextuplets are 17