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Statt-us Update 6/20/22 – Today’s Headlines & More!


Coney Island cancels World Record attempt after ‘Security Threat’

A local water park’s attempt at earning a World Record has been canceled less than 12 hours into the attempt.

Coney Island set out to send the most people down a water slide in 24 hours. The challenge began at noon Friday and was set to go until noon Saturday, but the park canceled the attempt Friday night after experiencing issues with capacity.

“Our World Record attempt for most people down a water slide today has ended now due to over capacity issues at the Park,” Coney Island wrote on Facebook.

“Coney Island Park canceled its World Record attempt for most people down a water slide due to a credible security threat that was later found to be false. The safety of all guests as staff is our first priority. We thank everyone for their understanding and cooperation.”

The day had been in the works since 2019, according to Coney Island Brand Manager Marley Wallace. Wallace had been working with World Record officials for this challenge.

Capitoline Wolf statue, gifted to Cincinnati by Rome, stolen from Eden Park

Part of the Capitoline Wolf statue has been stolen out of Eden Park.  The statue, a replica of a statue in Rome, was given to Cincinnati by the city of Rome in 1931.

It depicts Romulus and Remis, twin brothers from Roman mythology, nursing the she wolf.  The wolf was stolen.  According to police, sometime between Thursday and Friday, someone cut through the bronze paws and stole the statue. There has been some controversy surrounding the statue in the past.  Councilman Chris Seelbach proposed taking it out of the park because the statue was rumored to have been a gift from Benito Mussolini of Italy.  A Cincinnati Parks spokesperson said the statue wasn’t given by Mussolini himself, it was given to Cincinnati by the people of Rome.

‘Aladdin’ director Guy Ritchie will also make a live-action ‘Hercules’

Guy Ritchie will direct Disney’s upcoming live-action remake of Hercules. He also made the 2019 live-action Aladdin, which crossed the $1 billion mark at the global box office. Dave Callaham, who wrote Marvel’s Shang-Chi & The Legend of the Ten Rings, penned a first draft of the script. Joe and Anthony Russo, the filmmakers behind Avengers: Endgame and Infinity War, are set to produce. The original 1997 film was a musical retelling of the Greek legend in which the hero must save Olympus from God of the Underworld, Hades. Tate Donovan voiced Hercules, while James Woods voiced Hades. It is unclear whether the new take on Hercules will keep the original’s musical elements. The remake marks the latest live-action film to join the Disney slate. Rachel Zegler is set to star as as Snow White in a retelling also starring Gal Gadot as the Evil Queen. Disney’s live-action remake of The Little Mermaid, which stars Javier Bardem, Melissa McCarthy and Halle Bailey as Ariel, will drop on Memorial Day Weekend 2023.

Millie Bobby Brown held secret talks with Disney for a role in Star Wars

The Stranger Things star, 18, who has taken home a million dollars per episode for the fourth series of the Netflix saga, could possibly land a deal worth £12million for another sci-fi franchise.

Millie and her father and manager Robert are already said to be on close terms with Star Wars boss Kathleen Kennedy.  Looks like once Stranger Things wraps up she will be headed to a galaxy far far away.

Capitol Arrests Include Triumph The Insult Dog

Members of a Late Show with Stephen Colbert production crew were arrested on Thursday night at a US Capitol office building after taping a sketch involving Triumph the Insult Comic Dog. Nine individuals — including Triumph creator Robert Smigel — were charged with unlawful entry. The crew was on-site at the Capitol on June 15th and 16th recording authorized and pre-arranged interviews with members of Congress. “After leaving the members’ offices on their last interview of the day, the production team stayed to film stand-ups and other final comedy elements in the halls when they were detained by Capitol Police,” CBS said. In their own statement, US Capitol Police said that at the time of the arrest “the building was closed to visitors, and these individuals were determined to be a part of a group that had been directed by the USCP to leave the building earlier in the day.”