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UPDATE: Toby Keith Cancels All 2022 Tour Dates Amid Cancer Fight

Toby Keith won’t be touring in 2022. The singer has cleared his concert calendar to take time off this year. This news comes one day after the 60-year-old revealed his stomach cancer diagnosis to fans.

A note from Keith’s team to Taste of Country confirms the cancelations and ends any speculation about if he’d be keeping any touring commitments in 2022. There had been more than a dozen dates on the country staple’s calendar through early November, but his official website now has no shows listed.

On Sunday night (June 10), the Associated Press reported that some tour dates would be canceled, and as businesses opened on Monday, cancelations in Illinois, Michigan and Ohio made the news.

“I need time to breathe, recover and relax,” Keith writes on social media.

Keith’s cancer diagnosis came last fall, and since then he’s undergone surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. His message to fans offers no details about the effectiveness of treatment or his prognosis, but it did come with some words of optimism.

“So far, so good,” he writes, before closing with, “But I will see the fans sooner than later. I can’t wait.”

I-275 exit 48 to Airport Connector closed through June 16

The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet District 6 Office advises motorists that the I-275 WB Exit 4B to KY 212 (Airport Connector) will be closed for a pavement repair project.

The closure will start at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 14 and work is expected to last until 4 p.m. Thursday afternoon, June 16.

A signed detour will direct motorists to continue on I-275 WB to Exit 6B to KY 237 (North Bend Road) and re-enter I-275 EB to Exit 4 KY 212 (Airport Connector).

Company Offers $2K If You’ll Let Them Release 100 Cockroaches in Your Home

A North Carolina company is offering homeowners $2,000 in order for them to allow 100 cockroaches to be released into their homes.

The company, The Pest Informer, is making the offer to homeowners in an attempt to test out “a specific pest control technique” and see how effective it is.

Five to seven household owners will be selected for the study after signing up, and will allow the company to “release ~100 American cockroaches into your home, and give us permission to film, and test out a specific cockroach treatment.”

At the end of the study, if the cockroach infestation isn’t gone, the company says it will use “traditional cockroach treatment options at no cost.”

‘Joker 2’: Lady Gaga in Early Talks to Join Joaquin Phoenix, Todd Phillips in Musical Sequel

Lady Gaga is in early talks to star opposite Joaquin Phoenix in director Todd Phillips’ sequel to Joker, the 2019 Oscar-winning, $1 billion Warner Bros. hit based on the DC character.

Phillips has been co-writing the script with Joker co-writer Scott Silver for some time and has finally shown it to the studio.  Phillips has been co-writing the script with Joker co-writer Scott Silver for some time and has finally shown it to the studio. Last week, Phillips revealed on social media the title of the new project — Joker: Folie à deux — the title referencing a medical term for an identical or similar mental disorder that affects two or more individuals, usually members of the same family.   Enter Gaga.

Details on her character are being kept under wraps, but Joker is known for his on-off abusive relationship with Harley Quinn, his psychiatrist at the mental institution known as Arkham Asylum who falls in love with him and becomes his sidekick and partner in crime. It is unclear whether Phillips and company are using other DC characters or striking on their own, as they did in many instances with their first movie.

If a deal makes, Gaga would play Quinn. However, this new Quinn exists in a different DC universe than the Margot Robbie’s Harley Quinn, which most recently appeared in 2021’s The Suicide Squad as well as several other films. Kind of Confusing.

But wait, that’s not all: Sources say the sequel is also a musical.


Marilyn Monroe’s famous “Happy Birthday Mr President” dress has suffered from “permanent damage” after Kim Kardashian wore the fragile garment during the 2022 Met Gala, a collector has said.  Scott Fortner, a collector who assists in authenticating and verifying memorabilia related to the 1950s screen legend, shared photographs. Some Crystals were missing and the fabric stretched and tore a bit.

Bob Mackie, the designer who served as an assistant to Jean Louis and was responsible for the original sketch of Marilyn’s gown, told EW that it was “a big mistake” to allow Kim to wear the dress in the first place. “[Marilyn] was a goddess. A crazy goddess, but a goddess,” Mackie explained. “She was just fabulous. Nobody photographs like that. And it was done for her. It was designed for her. Nobody else should be seen in that dress.”

Parents Mortified After Son Takes a ‘Very Big Poop’ in Store’s Display Toilet

 SOURCE – Glastonbury, ENGLAND – A 4-year-old UK boy made a huge splash on social media after hilariously pooping in the display toilet at an appliance store — leaving his poor parents to clean up the mess. A Facebook post detailing the fecal faux pas currently boasts more than 26,000 shares and 16,000 reactions.

“Can’t quite believe what’s happened,” the naughty tot’s mom Caroline Akhtar wrote of the scat-astrophe, which occurred Saturday morning at home supply store B&Q in Glastonbury. The mortified mother was reportedly shopping for a washing line with her partner, Aaron, along with their 4-year-old son, Jacob, and daughters Frankie, 3, and Eliza, 1.

However, calamity struck after the parents turned their backs, and little Jacob sat down on one of the store’s display toilets to heed nature’s call. Upon noticing the smelly situation unfold, Carolina ran over to tell the indiscriminate defecator to “get off” in order to avert disaster, per the Facebook post.

However, it was poo little poo late as by that time, as Jacob had taken a “very big poo” in the show throne.

Caroline subsequently went to the car to get wet wipes and “came back to him still sat on there because he ‘needed to finish’ and hubby didn’t know what else to do.”

Accompanying photos show little Jacob on the display toilet with his pants around his ankles as well as Aaron fishing the excrement out of the potty with a plastic bag around his hand like a dog owner.

Thankfully, the store staff didn’t make a stink about it. “The young shop assistant couldn’t stop laughing but also completely ignored the situation, don’t blame the lad,” Caroline wrote on Facebook.

And while initially horrified, the mad pooper’s parents have come to see the funny side of the crappy situation.

The public pooping incident spawned similar reactions on Facebook with one newfound fan writing, “This has made my day!!! Amazing.”

“When you gotta go you gotta go!!” said another amused viewer, while one dryly observed, “Well at least he’s potty trained.”

The World’s Largest Chicken Nugget Is Over 100 Times Bigger Than Normal

In a video posted by Guinness World Records, two culinary TikTok sensations — former MasterChef finalist Nick DiGiovanni and Cooking with Lynja’s Lynn Davis — teamed up to walk viewers through the entire process of making the record-setting 46-pound, 3.34-ounce “nugget.”

Finally, Guinness World Records said that the “the nugget was cut up and distributed to friends, family, and the filming crew for consumption.” No word on if any dipping sauce was used (or how large the little tubs they came in were).

UK Facing ‘Naked Butler’ Shortage Amid Huge Spike in Bachelorette Parties

Britain is facing a “national shortage” of naked butlers due to surging demand from bachelorette parties.

Business is booming for the hunky entertainers as a backlog of brides let their hair down after two years of Covid restrictions.

Agencies are now struggling to find staff with the right qualifications, sources revealed.

They need to mix cocktails, serve drinks and play party games – while showing off their muscles in a skimpy uniform.

Dan Harley, manager of Butlers with Bums, said: “There is a national shortage of naked men. We are the busiest we have been in over a decade, so we are in search of men who aren’t afraid to flaunt their bodies.”

The Brighton-based firm is looking for candidates aged 23 to 38 who aren’t afraid to mingle with horny bachelorettes. They need to be ready to work long hours to satisfy raging demand.

Naked butler Thomas Crowe, 28, said: “The majority of people will wear out, because it can be relentless. But I’m very passionate about it. I’m there to entertain and make sure the bachelorette has the best two hours of her life.”

The heartthrob, from Bournemouth, said he has “never been busier” in his five years at Butler Bookings. He works in finance during the week, but at the weekends swaps his suit for a pinny, a bowtie and no underwear.

He added: “I am booked up until October. Most weekends this summer I am working two bachelorette parties on a Friday night, four on a Saturday and another two on a Sunday.”