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Statt-us Update 5/18/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford Are Headed to Yellowstone!

“The next Yellowstone origin story will introduce a new generation of the Dutton family,” according to a statement from Paramount+

Helen Mirren and Harrison Ford are going back to 1932.  The Academy Award-winning actress, 76, and the Academy Award-nominated actor, 79, will star in the next installment of Paramount+’s hit series Yellowstone, the network announced Tuesday.  The series, which has a working title of 1932, will begin streaming on Paramount+ this December.

“The next Yellowstone origin story will introduce a new generation of the Dutton family and explore the early twentieth century when pandemics, historic drought, the end of Prohibition, and the Great Depression all plague the mountain west, and the Duttons who call it home,” the network said in a statement.

People’s print magazine faces possible closure

People may scrap its weekly print edition as its new owner looks to slash costs — even as writers privately gripe that the magazine’s new editor looks to be an awkward fit for the celebrity-gossip icon, rumer has it.  “I think it’s a goner,” one well-placed source said of People’s weekly edition. The source added that execs are instead mulling monthly or quarterly editions, as well as special-themed issues which carry a much higher cover price.

“The new editor doesn’t know what she’s doing. Staff in the editorial meetings are texting each other and rolling their eyes when she talks,” the source added.

“Liz is a very talented editor but she’s not an entertainment editor,” said another insider, who explained that Vaccariello doesn’t have entertainment “contacts” or a sense of what sells celebrity news magazines.  “She didn’t know who Channing Tatum was!” said the source. Employees began buzzing about the potential demise of People when a handful of publishing and marketing execs left the company after DotDash took the helm.  The source added that there has been a jarring clash between the corporate cultures of Des Moines, Iowa-based Meredith and Diller’s IAC, which is headquartered in New York’s trendy Meatpacking District

The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp Trial Continues

The Amber Heard-Johnny Depp defamation trial continued yesterday with Heard explaining on the stand why she thinks Depp never looks at her during the trial: “Because he’s guilty.”
Depp’s attorney Camille Vasquez presented a photo from the couple’s honeymoon in 2015 that shows him with dark bruises under his eyes. Heard said under cross examination Tuesday: “I’ve seen this picture before, and he’s not injured in it. This one is photoshopped.”
Amber Heard said it was Depp suing her that kept her from fulfilling her pledge to donate her entire $7 million divorce settlement to charity, as she had pledged at the time.

She also said her scenes were cut from Aquaman 2.  “I was given a script then given new versions of the script that had taken away scenes that had action in it, that depicted my character and another character, without giving any spoilers away, two characters fighting with one another,” Heard testified. “They basically took a bunch out of my role. They just removed a bunch.”

Joey Votto Rehabbing in Dayton, OH

Joey Votto will play again with the Dragons on Wednesday, May 18! He played yesterday and looked good.
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Arkansas Water Tower Looks Like Johnny Cash Is urinating

“Somebody shot our water tower, shot the silhouette of Johnny Cash in a very sensitive area,” Neal told KLRT-TV. “It’s been leaking for the last almost week.”

Neal told KTHV-TV the town is “losing about 30,000 gallons of water per day” at a daily cost of about $200.  The sight of Johnny Cash’s silhouette spraying water onto the ground below has been drawing in tourists to witness the unusual scene.  “Just the placement of where it was at, I mean it was — you could tell someone was trying to be funny,” Neal said.

Neal said the water tower previously leaked from a bullet hole in 1993. He said an investigation has been opened into the most recent bullet hole.

Pilot Who Had Passenger Land Plane mid-flight leaves hospital

Darren Harrison made headlines when he had to land a plane in Florida with no previous experience. The pilot had suffered a cardiac arrest event mid-flight and was taken to the hospital when the plane landed. He’s now been released and Dr. Nishant Patel, who treated the pilot, says the odds were against the man.
The pilot, whose name has not been released, is now out of the hospital and resting at home after he underwent surgery for an aortic dissection, according to the hospital and Dr. Patel.

Texas 2-Year-Old Buys 30 Cheeseburgers Using Mom’s Phone

Kelsey Golden opened up her door to a DoorDash delivery driver who was dropping off more than 30 McDonald’s cheeseburgers.

The only problem is the Kingsville, Texas mother of three didn’t order them.  As it turns out, her toddler did.

“He usually likes to take pictures of himself, and so he was doing that,” said Golden.  Instead of snapping selfies, Barrett was placing an order for 31 McDonald’s cheeseburgers to be delivered to his house. Total price? $91.70. Barrett had even given the driver a $16 tip.

Golden was shocked at first, but then laughed about it.  She decided to spread the love and offered up the burgers for free on her Facebook page.

Joe Burrow Talked About Prepping for Next Season

We haven’t heard much from Burrow lately but he took part in his first press conference since February. He gave fans some insight into last season and plans for this season.

“Going into last year, we knew we were good, but I think going into the playoffs, we knew we could win but we weren’t really sure what it took. We just went out there and played really hard and together as a team, and it worked out.”

Burrow also talked about the team’s mindset as they look to get over that final hurdle and win a Super Bowl next season. “Our standard has never changed. Coming in here year one I expected to win every game… I’m not going to accept losing.”

Lionel Messi is officially heading to Major League Soccer

Lionel Messi, considered to be one of the greatest soccer players to ever live, is set to acquire 35% of Major League Soccer’s Inter Miami club and will begin playing for the club beginning in the summer of 2023. Inter Miami CF, which was founded in 2018 and began play in 2020, boasts former English soccer star David Beckham as one of its owners. He is 35 and has won a record seven Ballon d’Or awards (one more than Ronaldo), ten La Liga titles, and four Champions League titles.

Tom Brady To Be Roasted at GROAT

Tom Brady – will be the subject of an upcoming Netflix roast. The streaming service announced on Tuesday that the 7-time Super Bowl champion will be featured first in a series of upcoming specials called Greatest Roasts Of All Time: GROAT.  No word when it will air on Netflix.