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Statt-us Update 4/28/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


2022 Bengals Draft Dave Lapham’s Predictions

No one has a better pulse on the Cincinnati Bengals’ draft plans than Dave Lapham. The Bengals’ radio analyst has predicted several of the team’s recent first-round picks, including a few second and third-round selections as well.

Despite Cincinnati not having a pick until the 31st spot (at the earliest), Lapham did his best to give a prediction on the latest Bengals Booth Podcast.

“My first [choice] would be Andrew Booth if he’s there, and then Kaiir Elam if Andrew Booth’s not. If they’re both gone, I don’t know what I’d do at that point. I’m not sure I’d stay with the corner position at that time. I think I might move on.”

Powerball Jackpot Winning Ticket worth $473 Million sold in Arizona

A ticketholder in Arizona won the $473 million Powerball jackpot after Wednesday night’s much-anticipated drawing, according to Powerball’s website.

The winning numbers were: 11, 36, 61, 62,68, and Powerball 4.

It was not immediately revealed where in Arizona the winning ticket was sold or the identity of the individual. The winner also has the cash option of $283.3 million.

One ticket sold in Indiana matched all five white balls to win $1 million.

The Long-Awaited Sequel to ‘Avatar’ Finally Has a Title

The long-delayed sequel to the 2009 movie Avatar is set to be released on December 16th. The James Cameron-directed film, which was originally supposed to open in 2014, will be called Avatar: The Way of Water. Here’s the theme from the original movie, written by Titanic composer James Horner.

The original 2009 Avatar film will be re-released in theaters with restored picture and sound on September 23rd. Avatar 2 hits theaters December 16th. Avatar 3 will follow in 2024, Avatar 4 in 2026, and Avatar 5 in 2028.

Semi Carrying 40,000 Pounds of Chicken Nuggets Overturns

A Pennsylvania highway was closed for several hours yesterday morning when an overturned tractor-trailer spilled its load of 40,000 pounds of chicken nuggets onto the roadway.

The driver was not injured.  Crews remained on the scene for hours to clean up all that chicken. The cause is still being investigated. Chicken prices are already soaring, this will not be good for nugget prices.

US out of the ‘pandemic phase’ of COVID-19, Dr. Anthony Fauci says

Dr. Anthony Fauci says the US is no longer in the “pandemic phase” of COVID-19 — more than two years after the coronavirus first began wreaking havoc on the nation.

“We are certainly, right now, in this country out of the pandemic phase,” Fauci replied. “Namely, we don’t have 900,000 new infections a day and tens and tens and tens of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths. We are at a low level right now.”

“So, if you’re saying, are we out of the pandemic phase in this country, we are,” he added. But the health adviser warned: “We’re not going to eradicate this virus.” he said “This is not going to be eradicated, and it’s not going to be eliminated,” he told ABC’s “This Week.” “And what’s going to happen is that we’re going to see that each individual is going to have to make their calculation of the amount of risk that they want to take.”

Olivia Wilde CinemaCon Envelope Mystery: It Was Jason Sudeikis Legal Documents

Olivia Wilde was handed an envelope while speaking on stage at CinemaCon.  The mysterious envelope last night were legal documents from Ted Lasso star Jason Sudeikis.

During the Warner Bros. CinemaCon session at Caesars Palace’s The Colosseum, Wilde was briefly interrupted when an unidentified person approached from the front rows and slid a manila envelope across the front of the stage toward her.

“This is for me?” Wilde asked.  She retrieved the envelope and opened it. However, like a pro, Wilde was not rattled.

The manila envelope marked “personal and confidential,” which was placed onstage, were custody papers from.  Separated since late 2020, Wilde and Sudeikis share two children. The couple was engaged but never formally tied the knot.

Michael Keaton Will Be Recreating Iconic Scenes From ‘Batman’ In ‘The Flash’

Despite all of the turmoil surrounding The Flash — namely, star Ezra Miller (allegedly) raising hell on the island of Hawaii — Warner Bros. unveiled new footage from the film at CinemaCon on Tuesday night.  According to journalists in attendance, Michael Keaton’s Batman — the actor’s first time playing the character since 1992’s Batman Returns — says to Miller’s Flash “You wanna get nuts? C’mon let’s get nuts!”. This is, of course, one of Keaton’s most famous lines from the original 1989 film.

The Flash, which is set to star Ezra Miller as (at least) two different versions of the character, in addition to Michael Keaton as Batman, Ben Affleck as Batman, Sasha Calle as Supergirl, Michael Shannon as General Zod, Kiersey Clemons as Iris West, and Ron Livingston as Henry Allen will hit theaters in the United States on June 23, 2023.


Hard Rock Casino Cincinnati will host “Pete Rose, Roasting a Legend,” on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at 8 p.m. Hall of Fame broadcaster Marty Brennaman will serve as master of ceremonies with a guest list that includes, among others, Reds Hall of Fame members George Foster and Ken Griffey Sr.

General admission starts at $90. Ticket and memorabilia packages for the celebrity roast of the “Hit King” are available at