August 1st, 2015

Mr.Met

You can't write this stuff! From almost-traded to team hero! Wilmer Flores hits walk-off HR!!!!

I promise baseball is not scripted but mannnn you could not have written a better ending to tonight's game. The NL-East second place Mets played the first place Nationals in the most important series of the season to date. It was also the first game for Wilmer Flores after his almost-trade on Wednesday that left him in tears during the middle of a game.

In the first inning, Flores performs a beautiful diving catch that earns him a standing ovation from the crowd.


In his next at bat he drives in the first run of the game for the Mets with an RBI single and the crowd loses their shit. It felt like a playoff game.

The Nationals tie and the game is 1-1 as we go to extra-innings. Bryce Harper is ejected in the 11th inning for arguing a (bad) call. On to the bottom of the 12th. Wilmer Flores is the first batter up and on the third pitch hits this bomb to give the Mets the 2-1 win over the Nats.


Every time Flores came to plate in tonight's game (5 times in total I believe), he received a standing ovation from the home crowd. This week has been an absolute emotional roller coaster for the young Flores but it must feel great to know the entire city is on his side.

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That game was FANTASTICCCCC. The fans were amazing! Wilmer is amazing! Gary's call gives me goosebumbs! I love being a Mets fan wooooooo!
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Humans renewed for a second season




-Channel 4 and AMC have ordered another 8 episode season of Humans
-The first ep brought in the highest ratings for a Channel 4 original drama in 20 years
-The first ep similarly was also one of the top five drama launches in the US among adults 25-54

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Spider-Man's cast list supposedly leaks; includes RDJ, Hugh Laurie, Billy Zane, and Forest Whitaker.


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If the list turns out to be true, we would be getting a black Flash Thompson and a latino Ned Leeds.
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Marvel: Hercules is straight




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In an interview with Comic Book Resources, Marvel Comics Editor-in-Chief Axel Alonso was asked  a question about Hercules' new ongoing series.

Also, a lot of fans have been curious if the character's sexuality -- it's been strongly suggested Hercules is bisexual, and in "X-Treme X-Men" an alternate Hercules was in a relationship with Wolverine -- will play a part in the series. Is there any insight you can provide at this point?

Alonso: Hercules and James Howlett's relationship in "X-Treme X-Men" took place in a unique alternate universe, similar to how Colossus was gay in the Ultimate Universe, but is straight in the 616. Same goes for Hercules here.

[Editor's note: Marvel declined a follow-up question on this subject.]


Though the Hercules in X-Treme X-Men was from an alternate universe, it has also been recently implied that the main Marvel Universe's Hercules' sexual partners weren't limited to just women either.

In response to the controversy, Alonso later retweeted a parody image saying Hercules was straight, before deleting it.
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Jared from Subway paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl and Subway did nothing about it


The FBI has requested texts between Jared Fogle, of Subway fame, and a female franchisee with whom Jared was once romantically involved that reveal Jared paid for sex with a 16-year-old girl.

The now former franchisee reported the conversation to her Subway higher-ups, but they brushed it off, having no documentation of the report. However, the franchisee's lawyer stated that Subway allowed the franchisee to remove Jared-affiliated advertising from her store.

In the texts, Jared asks the franchisee to advertise sex on Craigslist, then asked if he can watch and would pay her $500 per session.  When the franchisee asked Jared about sex he had with a 16-year-old girl for $100, he responded that it was "amazing!!!!"

In an affadivit the FBI submitted to the franchisee's lawyer says a court reporter recorded the texts in 2008 witnessed by a notary public.

Since Subway suspended Jared when news broke of the FBI raiding his home, the US attorney's office has taken on the case but will not confirm if has begun an investigation.

Jared's attorney insists the stories are fabricated and "lack credibility."

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Steve Grand Wants Everyone To Stop Posting His “Half Naked” Pics, Accuses Queerty Of “Slut Shaming”







- If you don't know who Steve Grand is, he's an openly gay musician.

- Basically Steve posed for some risqué photoshoots back when he was an underwear model and recently posted a pic of himself wearing a tiny speedo on his Instagram.

- Now he's pissed at Queerty for circulating those pics and went off on them on Twitter because he'd rather everyone focused on his ''career'' instead of his bulge.

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Sis, be glad anyone's paying any attention to you at all tbh
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The Unbelievable I Am Cait



- it's a review of the premiere episode of I Am Cait
- in the episode Kanye says “This is one of the strongest things that have happened in our existence as human beings that are so controlled by perception.” “You couldn't have been up against more,” he says to Jenner. “Your daughter’s a supermodel, you’re a celebrity… but it was still like, ‘F*** everybody, this is who I am.’”
- the author wonders why Caitlyn's family members were introduced to the female-presenting Jenner after Diane Sawyer, Buzz Bissinger, and the rest of the world were (Kylie said she picked out hair extensions for Jenner based on Googling images of her)
- I Am Cait has different feel than Keeping Up With the Kardashians, but in it's editing mimics typical reality TV by trying to force dramatic narratives onto day-to-day life


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Celebs tweet about the Confederate flag rally in Stone Mountain, Georgia

dean karny: good boy

bobbi kristina's funeral is a mess




- various outlets are reporting that leolah brown started a fight and was either ejected or left the funeral of her own free will
- swears the browns v. houston's fued is on-going
- quoted as saying "Whitney is going to haunt [you] from the grave" to pat houston

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Secrets & Lies (ABC) - casting news



- Brewster will play Eric's (Michael Ealy) wife, Kate Warner, an accomplished attorney who runs the compliance department for the Warner family-owned private equity firm.
- Barnett will play Patrick Warner, the youngest child of private equity magnate John Warner (Terry O'Quinn).


https://twitter.com/SecretsLiesABC/status/627214011696840704
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Meek Mill can't stop taking L's, WWE might sue him over Drake diss

Meek Mill released his response to Drake a couple of days ago and to say it wasn't well received would be an understatement. The man has been clowned by everyone, from fans to fast food corporations to Rosetta Stone and even a politician.

Now it's about to get worse for Mr. Mill because the song samples the theme of WWE legend The Undertaker and apparently the company isn't too happy about it.

When asked for a statement, a spokesperson for the wrestling company said "WWE takes its intellectual property rights very seriously, and we're looking into the matter."

Listen to the track below.



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Has there ever been a bigger backfire in hip-hop? Good lord I'm starting to feel bad for him.
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Producer of OG Ghostbusters Shoots Down Non-Female Installment



Ivan Reitman, producer and director of the original Ghostbusters films, initially made statements about hopefully creating a sort of universe with Ghostbusters. One that would include an installment by Drew Pearce/Russo Bros in addition to the Paul Feig one with an all female team.

The alleged stars of this other installment, Channing Tatum and Chris Pratt, said they'd heard nothing about it, and the project looked to be in trouble, but a few days ago Pearce claimed he was finished up with his script.

But now Ivan Reitman has cleared up his original comments. "There has been a lot of excitement recently about what is happening with the Ghostbusters franchise. As the producer of the new Ghostbusters film, I feel the need to clarify. There is only one new Ghostbusters movie and that is the Paul Feig directed version coming next July, presently filming and going fantastically. The rest is just noise.”

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Cecil the Lion's brother has been killed

BREAKING NEWS - JERICHO HAS BEEN SHOT TODAY AT 4pm - It is with huge disgust and sadness that we have just been...

Posted by ZCTF - Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force on Saturday, August 1, 2015


This is following reports that Jericho had been protecting Cecil's cubs from other male lions in the wake of Cecil's murder.

It's like The Lion King, except the uncle is the good guy.

Posted by BuzzFeed on Saturday, August 1, 2015


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UPDATE: MAY NOT BE TRUE

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There's a new video game which rewards you for trolling




-Net High, the latest game from Marvelous, is coming to the PS Vita later this year.

-Your goal in the game is to expose the secrets of a group of socialites by trolling social media.

-You have to post inflammatory stuff on social media in order to get gossip from the replies you receive.

-The better you are at trolling for gossip, the better able you are to blackmail and woo the socialites.

Source: https://twitter.com/nichegamer/status/627313102493605888
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More Drake Ghostwriter reference tracks leak; Quentin Miller the real 6 God

Know Yourself, Quentin Miller is not listed on the credits.



Running through the 6 with my woes

The highly popular and often quoted line amongst fans that's credited to Drake is actually Q Miller referencing zone 6 in Atlanta where he is from. So Drake has ran with the reference including it on other songs on the mixtape (6 God) and already incorporating it in his next project title Views from the 6.

Miller trolling Drake on his own song:

Pray the real live forever man
Pray the fakes get exposed


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David Fincher’s ‘Utopia’ and ‘Video Synchronicity’ in Trouble at HBO

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- ‘Video Synchronicity’ is a ’80s music video drama
- 'Utopia' is a sci-fi mystery show, originally from the UK
- Production on Video Synchronicity was abruptly halted in June and crew members were sent home;
- Apparently, Video Synchronicity doesn't have Fincher's full attention as he is also working on Utopia, they wanna go back and rewrite some of it;
- And Utopia has budget issues; (lbr, probably every Fincher project does)
- [Banned Source] reports the cast (which allegedly includes Rooney Mara) has been released from their contracts;
- Fincher won’t go lower than $100 million for the series, while HBO won’t go above $95 million; (what's $5 million to these people?)
- Fincher planned on directing every episode of Utopia's 1st season (omg)

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Jesy From Little Mix Talks Wedding Plans & Proposal...

Jake Roche from Rixton proposed to Jesy Nelson recently, after less than a year of dating.
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Jesy talked to MTV about the proposal and wedding plans saying "I had my back turned to [Ed Sheeran] and the girls were like, 'Jess, Jess' and then I turned around and he sang mine and Jake's song, 'Tenerife Sea'. And as soon as he sang that, I just balled."

As for wedding plans she said: "I want to start planning soon, but I don’t know if I’ll have time…”

"We've spoken about [marriage] but I never thought that it was going to happen, not today! It sounds so strange but it felt like the feeling of when we won The X Factor.”

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do you think they'll last 4eva, ONTD?
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Dr. Dre IS actually releasing an album this month.




-No longer called Detox, it is instead called Compton: A Soundtrack
-Was revealed on his Beats1 show and will be available on August 7th on iTunes and Apple Music
-Is inspired by the N.W.A biopic and will feature Ice Cube, Kendrick Lamar, Eminem and Snoop Dogg to name a few
-Didn't release Detox because he didn't think it was any good.
-Is his "grand finale"
-Available for pre-order on itunes here

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Red Bull apologizes for blackface at Russian Red Bull event




-Red Bull Flugtag Russia 2015, an event where people form teams to build gliders that they then launch into the air above the water, took place on July 26
-A highlight reel was compiled and posted to the Russian Red Bull site on July 28 and then the English page (both since taken down)
-Reposts of this on Youtube are being taken down for "copyright violations"
-This highlight reel contained footage of a man in an Obama mask and others in blackface chasing a man in a banana suit
-Vadim Shevchenko, Red Bull representative, initially told [banned source], "Of course it’s not an expression of racism. If you had been there you would understand. The situation was absolutely friendly and happy."
-Red Bull then issued a statement on July 31 saying, "The organizers of the Red Bull Flugtag in Russia regret our oversight in allowing these participants to tarnish what was otherwise an enjoyable event. It is never our intention to give a platform which would promote an offensive message. For the future, we will take more effective measures to prevent this sort of thing happening again."

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In collabs no one asked for news...




-Bieber showed up as Mariah and French Montana were working on a song
-She played the song for Justin because he was such a huge fan
-Justin was so inspired that he added his own vocals and will now appear in the song.
-Kylie was there too.

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I can't imagine this combo sounding pleasant at all.