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Statt-us Update 5/26/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Samuel L. Jackson Cast as Garfield’s Dad Alongside Chris Pratt

This week it was announced that Samuel L. Jackson will be joining Chris Pratt in the upcoming animated comedy.  Last year, it was announced that Chris Pratt would voice Garfield in an upcoming animated movie. On Tuesday,it was reported that the Pulp Fiction actor, 73, will voice a brand-new character, Garfield’s father Vic.  More to come.

Seth Green’s New TV Show Derailed After Hacker Steals Cartoon Ape NFT

Seth Green saw his plans to make a television show based on an NFT cast into doubt after a hacker stole the cartoon ape at the center of the project.  White Horse Tavern was supposed to star the Bored Ape that is now technically in the possession of the person who bought it following the virtual heist.

he’d fallen victim to a phishing scheme that led to a hacker stealing four NFTs from his portfolio. That quartet included the cartoon ape who serves as the star of White Horse Tavern, as a user known only as DarkWing84 dropped around $210,000 to scoop him up after the thief listed it on OpenSea.  But the court will rule in his favor if it ever goes to court.

Green no longer owns the commercial rights to the NFT and thus the show cannot move forward.

Mystery Vase Sitting In Family’s Kitchen For Decades Turns Out To Be Chinese Relic Worth Massive Fortune

A decorative blue vase that sat in a UK family’s kitchen for decades has been revealed as a Chinese relic from the 1700s that is worth a life-changing fortune.  The vase was recently sold at auction for well over a million dollars after it passed through the generations in the UK family who didn’t know it was valuable.

The artifact in question here is an 18th-century Chinese vase marked with the symbol of the Qianlong emperor (Qing dynasty) who ruled from 1735 to 1795. It’s a royal blue vase that is quite stunning but to the UK family who doesn’t really recall when it was purchased or where it came from, it was just ‘that thing’ sitting in the family’s kitchen since some time in the 1980s.

Well, that thing in the kitchen just sold at auction for $1,505,868. It remains a mystery how this vase made its way out of China.

Tom Cruise Is About To Set A Massive Record With The Release Of ‘Top Gun: Maverick’

After years of delays, Top Gun: Maverick finally hits theaters this week.  The film is receiving rave reviews from both critics and audiences alike.  The film is projected to make about $180 million in its opening weekend, which would be the biggest of Tom Cruise’s career.  I do not doubt the success of this film, it’s gonna be big.

1,000 Musicians Jam “My Hero” For Taylor Hawkins

Over 1,000 musicians from 25 countries convened at Stade de France in Paris for the latest staging of the Rockin’ 1000 concert. It included a tribute to late Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins with a special performance of “My Hero.” (Click here for the video)