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Statt-us Update 5/27/22 – Today’s Headlines & More


Ray Liotta Passed Away

The beloved character actor known for his career-defining performance in Goodfellas died in his sleep while filming a movie in the Dominican Republic. He was 67. Liotta, who also starred in the critically-acclaimed film Field Of Dreams, had been shooting Dangerous Waters on the island before he passed, his rep confirmed. The cause of death and other details were not immediately known.

“I was very saddened to learn of Ray’s passing. He is way too young to have left us. May he Rest in Peace,” De Niro said in a statement.

“I’m absolutely shocked and devastated by the sudden, unexpected death of Ray Liotta. He was so uniquely gifted, so adventurous, so courageous as an actor. Playing Henry Hill in Goodfellas was a tall order, because the character had so many different facets, so many complicated layers, and Ray was in almost every scene of a long, tough shoot. He absolutely amazed me, and I’ll always be proud of the work we did together on that picture. My heart goes out to his loved ones, and it aches for his loss, way too early,” Scorsese said in a statement.

Heard/Depp Trial Wrapping Up

As testimony in Johnny Depp’s defamation trial against Amber Heard wrapped up yesterday, Amber Heard emotionally told jurors that she has been humiliated, and just wants Depp to leave her alone.  ‘You didn’t expect Kate Moss to testify, did you? Your lies have been exposed to the world!’ Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez EVISCERATES Amber Heard for ‘perjury and tipping off paparazzi’

  • Johnny Depp’s lawyer Camille Vasquez delivered aggressive cross-examination of Amber Heard
  • Vasquez’s previous interrogation of the actress turned the attorney into a legal star
  • Vasquez asked Heard Thursday: ‘Your lies have been exposed to the world multiple times?’
  • Heard responded: ‘I haven’t lied about anything’
  • Vasquez asked: ‘When you told this jury you punched Mr. Depp because you thought of Mr. Depp pushing Kate Moss down the stairs, you didn’t expect Miss Moss to testify that never happened?’
  • Amber tearfully told the courtroom how the claims from Johnny Depp have upended her life
  • Asked by her own attorney how she has suffered as a result of Depp’s statement, Heard said, ‘I am harassed, humiliated, threatened every single day’
  • ‘People want to put my baby in the microwave and they tell me that. Johnny threatened, promised me that if I ever left him he’d make me think of him every single day I lived,’ she said

Reds have highest-scoring day in 23 years, rout Cubs 20-5

Kyle Farmer helped the Cincinnati Reds get to their highest-scoring game in 23 years.

Farmer homered twice, had four hits and tied his career high with five RBIs in a 20-5 rout of the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

Reds: Open a three-game set at home with the San Francisco Giants on Friday night. Listen for the Fireworks!

World’s oldest man turns 113 tomorrow

Guinness World Record holder attributes his incredible longevity to a daily glass of his favorite liquor aguardiente. Juan Vicente Pérez Mora was recognized as the oldest person in the world by Guinness World Records last week.  Pérez Mora who was born in Tachira, Venezuela, will be celebrating his 113th birthday on Friday.  He has 11 children, 41 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  Pérez Mora was only five years old when he went to work with his siblings and father at a farm and first attended school at the age of 10.  He credits his longevity God, working hard, making sure he is in bed at an early time and drinking a glass of the anise-flavored aguardiente alcohol each day.


Our pal Kathrine Nero put together everything you need to know if you want to go.

Taste of Cincinnati®, presented by Kroger and produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, is Saturday, May 28-Monday, May 30, 2022.

36 restaurants and 18 food trucks will participate this weekend. In total, more than 300 menu items will be available, making it the largest food selection eer at Taste. In addition, guests can enjoy a wide variety of beers and entertainment.

Taste of Cincinnati will again be held on Fifth Street from Main to the ramps of I-71 and Columbia Parkway.

Street closures will begin at 6pm Friday and last through 5am Tuesday.

Links for more info:

The Taste of Cincinnati official event guide

Vendors and menu items

2022 entertainment lineup

Things to do in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky for Memorial Day Weekend

Click here to a link of activities.