STatt-us Update 7/16/19 – Today’s Headlines & More

Here’s a quick way to get caught up on what’s going on in the world. Everyday B-105’s StattMan puts together a collection of news stories that might impact the average person in Cincinnati. In no particular order. Nothing political or to heavy, just good country fun.

Tom Hanks To Play Col. Tom Parker In Elvis Presley Movie

Austin Butler will play Elvis Presley in the upcoming biopic directed by Baz Luhrmann. The drama, still untitled, covers Elvis’ rise to fame from broke, aspiring singer to worldwide superstar, framed by his complicated relationship with his manager of more than 20 years, Colonel Tom Parker — who will be played by Tom Hanks.

Amazon Just Had a Worst-Case Scenario on Prime Day 

Yesterday for about two hours during Amazon’s Prime Day sale, customers took to social media to report that they were unable to add items to their cart. Amazon lost a TBD amount of money.  You had one job.  The bigger problem for Amazon is that it looks unprepared, for the second year in a row, for the surge of shoppers that it invited to shop Prime Day. It’s an especially glaring issue since the shoppers who participate have already ponied up a fee to be a part of the company’s exclusive Amazon Prime membership. Amazon hasn’t said what happened, but the site seemed to return to normal.

US Air Force Gives Stern Warning To Anyone Planning To ‘Storm Area 51’ And ‘Stands Ready To Protect America’s Assets’

Posted by Shitposting cause im in shambles on Thursday, June 27, 2019

The Facebook event started as an obvious prank since it was started by the account “Sh*tposting cause im in shambles,” but has gone so viral that it has prompted a response by the Air Force.

The United States Air Force issued n uncompromising warning to those individuals who plan to storm the top secret military base. Air Force spokeswoman Laura McAndrews gave a statement advising citizens to not Naruto Run towards the military complex and try to infiltrate the base that has been near many UFO sightings.

“[Area 51] is an open training range for the U.S. Air Force, and we would discourage anyone from trying to come into the area where we train American armed forces,” McAndrews said. “The U.S. Air Force always stands ready to protect America and its assets.”

Pottery Barn Releasing ‘Friends’ Collection

“The Pottery Barn x ‘Friends’ Collection encompasses fun tabletop, decorative accessories and furniture for the ultimate Friends-lover,” the retailer told House Beautiful. Sure, Phoebe Buffay needed time to warm up to Pottery Barn, but after she did, the eccentric member of the group had to have everything from the catalogue. Click here for more.

American Queen Wins Cincinnati’s First Riverboat Race Since 2006

This year’s race featured the late addition of the American Queen as a third contender in what was originally going to be a race exclusively between the Belle of Cincinnati and the American Duchess.