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Statt-us Update 4/11/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck are Engaged Again

Jennifer Lopez and Ben Affleck have gotten engaged for a second time after calling off their prior pledge in 2004.  “It’s a beautiful love story that we got a second chance.” Said Jen.  It will be the fourth marriage for Lopez, 52, and the second for Affleck, 49.  Lopez shared a video of her appearing emotional and sporting her green engagement ring in her newsletter “On the JLo.”

Sam Elliott Apologizes For ‘Power Of The Dog’ Comments: “I Said Some Things That Hurt People And I Feel Terrible About That”

Sam Elliott on Sunday apologized for the comments he made last month about the film The Power of the Dog on Marc Maron’s WTF podcast and had a special message for Jane Campion, who won the Oscar for directing the Western drama starring Benedict Cumberbatch.

“I told the WTF podcaster that I thought Jane Campion was a brilliant director, and I want to apologize to the cast of The Power of the Dog, brilliant actors all,” Elliott said. “And in particular Benedict Cumberbatch. I can only say that I’m sorry and I am. I am.”

While speaking during Deadline’s Contenders TV event Sunday to promote 1883 on Paramount+, Elliott began his mea culpa with a semi-serious warning. “First, don’t do a podcast with the call letters WTF.” He then said the movie “struck a chord with me” and wanted to talk to Maron about “how I felt about the film.”

“I wasn’t very articulate about it. I didn’t articulate it very well,” Elliott said, in what were his first public comments since the March 1 podcast. “And I said some things that hurt people and I feel terrible about that. The gay community has been incredible to me my entire career. And I mean my entire career, from before I got started in this town. Friends on every level and every job description up until today. I’m sorry I hurt any of those friends and someone that I loved. And anyone else by the words that I used.”

Baby formula shortage continues: Nearly 30% of popular brands sold out, stores ration sales

Ben Reich, CEO of the Tysons, Virginia-based research firm.

“Inflation, supply chain shortages, and product recalls have brought an unprecedented amount of volatility to the category, and we expect to continue to see baby formula as one of the most affected categories in the market,”

The shortage comes after Abbott Nutrition voluntarily recalled in mid-February select batches of Similac, Alimentum and EleCare formulas manufactured in Sturgis, Michigan. The recall was expanded in late February to include one lot of Similac PM 60/40.

The Food and Drug Administration said two weeks ago that the formula maker failed to maintain sanitary conditions and procedures at that plant.

Jack White Got Engaged and Married on Stage in the Same Night

Jack White proposed to his girlfriend, Olivia Jean, and then married her while performing in Detroit Friday night. Jack said to the hometown crowd, “It’s been such a great day, mind if we get married right now?”

‘Better Call Saul’: Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Will Guest Star in Final Season

“Better Call Saul” co-creator Peter Gould has officially confirmed that Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul will guest star in the final season of the “Breaking Bad” spinoff.

“I don’t want to spoil things for the audience, but I will say the first question we had when we started the show was, ‘Are we gonna see Walt and Jesse on the show?’ Instead of evading, I’ll just say yeah,” Gould said on the panel. “How or the circumstances or anything, you’ll just have to discover that for yourself, but I have to say that’s one of many things that I think you’ll discover this season.” The first seven episodes will start next Monday, and the last six will kick off July 11.

Police are Searching for a Stolen Sasquatch

Michigan State Police troopers are determined to track down the person who stole a Bigfoot garden ornament. The lawn figure stands at seven-foot-tall and was taken from a yard in Park Township, on the shores of Lake Michigan.

A white panel van with dark driver- and passenger-side windows was observed parked in the area on March 22, police said. So keep an eye ot for Bigfoot.

REDS Pitcher, Greene Reached Triple Digits 20 Times in MLB Debut

Impressive right-hander picks up his 1st MLB win, helps Reds split 4-4 set with the Braves.  A 6-3 Cincinnati win!

A Sports Illustrated cover star at 17 years old, in an article that suggested he could become baseball’s version of LeBron James, Greene was the No. 2 overall pick by the Reds in the 2017 MLB Draft. An elbow injury during his first full pro season in ‘18 led to 2 1/2 years of being sidelined — including a rehab from Tommy John surgery in ’19. The COVID-19 pandemic wiped out his 2020 season. All of that time culminated in a big league debut yesterday. According to Statcast, Greene’s fastball (used 56 times) averaged 99.7 mph. He reached triple digits 20 times, with a maximum speed of 101.6 mph.

Doug Edert Finds New Team After Cinderella Saint Peter’s Run

The Man with the most famus mustache in collage basketball, Doug Edert has decided to transfer to Bryant. Transferring to Bryant should give Edert the opportunity to truly show off his offensive game next season. We will see more of him next year.

NFL Player Killed By Dump Truck

Dwayne Haskins, The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and 2018 Heisman Trophy finalist at Ohio State was struck and killed by a dump truck Saturday morning while trying to cross a highway on foot in South Florida, police said.  Haskins was 24 years old.

“He was attempting to cross the westbound lanes of Interstate 595 when there was oncoming traffic,” Miranda said in an emailed statement.

She didn’t say why Haskins was on the highway near Fort Lauderdale at the time. The accident caused the highway to be shut down for several hours, and Miranda said it’s “an open traffic homicide investigation.”  Haskins was training in South Florida with other Steelers quarterbacks, running backs and wide receivers.