John Bernecker, a stuntman for The Walking Dead, died on Wednesday night after suffering serious injuries from an on-set accident. The 33-year-old, whose previous projects include Black Panther and Logan, suffered a head injury after falling nearly 25 feet to a concrete floor. The AMC series suspended production on season eight as John was transported to a nearby hospital by helicopter. Coweta County Coroner Richard Hawk confirmed the stuntman passed away from his injuries shortly after at Atlanta Medical Center. The show has yet to make an official statement.
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Bruno Mars was caught nodding off during the BET Awards on Sunday night, and true to form, the internet has made the moment a meme. While Mary J. Blige was on stage singing, the camera panned to Bruno in the audience, where he appeared to be «resting his eyes» while standing at his seat. In Bruno’s defense, it’s no wonder that the «24K Magic» singer got a little sleepy; he opened the big show with a high-energy performance of «Perm» — plus, the show was three-and-a-half hours long, which would make it difficult for most people to stay awake through.
Once Bruno was caught on camera, the internet lit up with reactions. See the best ones below.
— Sunset Boulevardez (@Kissesfromdes) June 26, 2017
BRUNO ASS WAS FALLEN THE FUCK ASLEEP !!!!! pic.twitter.com/8UQzCu8KsT
— 👑💰🐍🌌 (@JusCarrieDuh) June 26, 2017
— ThisPodcastFllwsBac (@TripleTeaaa) June 26, 2017
I hope one day I fall in love as hard as Bruno Mars fell asleep during Mary J Blige’s performance
— Langston Taylor (@LangstonITaylor) June 26, 2017
— Ceri (@ceripadley) June 26, 2017
— Jonette Jordan (@JonetteJordan) June 26, 2017
— Rachel (@mxssthang) June 26, 2017
— Pen Griffey (@VinnyRico_) June 26, 2017
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) June 26, 2017
— russell__ (@LaffAlwaisJVB29) June 26, 2017
It’s official: BC HQ is all-in on Phil Jackson destroying the New York Knicks. Sure it sucks for Knicks fans who desperately want to keep Kristaps Porzingis, but for everyone else who doesn’t give a damn, old-man Phil and his triangle offense are an absolute gift.
Jay Williams added on to the amazing Zen Master content today when he went on “Outside the Lines” and said that Phil couldn’t even stay awake for a top-15 draft pick’s workout:
"Phil Jackson was falling in and out of sleep during my workout." pic.twitter.com/ZRa3QoclvX
— Outside The Lines (@OTLonESPN) June 22, 2017
Do we care about this unverified claim? Hell no. All we know is that Stephen A. Smith is somewhere fuming ready to release yet another fire take.
Why Stephen A. Smith gotta do Lamar Odom like that pic.twitter.com/9H4xwL7WIG
— Draft DSJ (@BenKnicks18) June 22, 2017
Our shortlist of prospects that Phil potentially dozed on:
Dennis Smith Jr.
Zach Collins (probably)
I’m not going to pretend to know anything abut Drake and Josh for the benefit of this post. The Nickelodeon series was after my time as a kid, so my first exposure to either Drake Bell or Josh Peck was the terrific 2008 Josh Peck film The Wackness (which also introduced us to Olivia Thirlby, who disappointingly did not become a thing, as I had hoped). From my recollection of my review of The Wackness, many of our readers alerted me to the fact that Peck was the heavier-set individual in the Drake and Josh duo, which I found surprising at the time:
Anyway, Josh and Drake had a sitcom together. It ran for four seasons and 57 episodes, which I suppose means to those who grew up in the aughts that Josh and Drake are obligated to remain friends forever. Apparently, Drake Bell also believes this because he was surprised and saddened to learn that he was not invited to Josh Peck’s wedding.
Apparently Bell had been replaced by John Stamos, which I guess is a bit like Will Smith replacing DJ Jazzy Jeff as his best friend with Tom Cruise.
The Internet was apparently rather upset by this development, and while I do not share in that grief, I will bring it to your attention.
— Irish Bolt (@TheIrishBolt) June 19, 2017
I'm actually sad that Drake wasn't invited to Josh's wedding #DrakeAndJosh
— Zuriel Caparas (@ZurielCaparas) June 19, 2017
I literally just watched an episode of #DrakeAndJosh today and hearing about what happened between them now is really upsetting
— Zuriel Caparas (@ZurielCaparas) June 19, 2017
I think that’s probably enough Twitter sadness for this particular situation. I’m still not over the fact that Little Stevie from Malcolm in the Middle had a falling out with Frankie Muniz.
via Dana Schwartz
The NYTimes today as a fascinating, insightful investigation into FBI Director James Comey’s role in the 2016 election. The article leaves very little doubt that James Comey cost Clinton the election by announcing two weeks before election day that he had reopened an investigation into whether she had mishandled classified information, though it seemed fairly clear that re-opening the case would not have changed the outcome in the case against Clinton. Worse still, James Comey was investigating Donald Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia at the same time and did not publicly reveal that information, which almost certainly would have swung the election back in Clinton’s favor.
Comey made a series of bad decisions, and much of the anger and resentment directed at him by Clinton supporters is warranted. However, while this in no way excuses Comey’s behavior, I think I understand why Comey did what he did. He wasn’t trying to cost Clinton the election; he was trying to spare Clinton from political fallout after she won the election. Comey — like almost everyone else — believed that Trump didn’t have a shot in hell.
This was the state of things in the weeks before the 2016 election:
— It was the policy of the FBI not to comment on ongoing investigations.
— The FBI was investigating Hillary Clinton for mishandling classified information.
— The FBI was investigating Donald Trump’s campaign for possible ties to Russia.
— President Obama had chosen not to emphasize the connections between Russia and Trump because he didn’t want to risk the blowback from what many on the right would have perceived as a politically-charged investigation
— Donald Trump was running around the country telling everyone that the election was rigged
Ultimately, Comey made the decision he made for reasons similar to why Obama made the decision he made. If Obama had emphasized the Russian connections and Hillary had won, we’d have never heard the end of it. Trump and his supporters would have insisted that the election was rigged, and that President Obama had helped to rig it by playing up what — at the time — sounded like a wild conspiracy theory (it sounds much less so, now, of course).
Meanwhile, Comey went against FBI policy and revealed that the investigation into Clinton had been reopened because if he hadn’t, and Clinton had won — as we had all anticipated — Trump and his supporters would have called into question Clinton’s legitimacy and suggested that Comey covered up the investigation to aid Clinton’s chances.
Comey, however, made two miscalculations: 1) He assumed that Trump could not win (and that his letter wouldn’t have turned the election in Trump’s favor), and 2) more crucially, Comey believed that there was anything he could have done to prevent Trump and his supporters from calling Clinton an illegitimate President. Clinton could have been a perfect candidate and it wouldn’t have stopped Trump and his supporters from calling her legitimacy into question. Hell, Obama was the most scandal-free, ethically upright President we have had since Jimmy Carter, and Trump spent years trying to delegitimize him.
James Comey should not have said anything, not about Clinton and not about Trump, not until he had concluded the investigations. And if he had insisted upon revealing that he had re-opened the investigation into Clinton, he should have revealed the same about the investigation into Trump regardless of whether he believed Trump had a chance of winning. But Comey, like the rest of us, underestimated Trump’s chances. He made decisions based not on fairness to both candidates, but based on the assumption that Trump would lose. Comey, like the media, treated Trump as a reality-show novelty instead of an actual threat to our democracy.
All of which is to say: Comey didn’t want Trump to win; he was just bad at his job.
Let me clarify this headline: “Aaron Rodgers’s family” specifically refers to everyone but Aaron Rodgers, because Aaron Rodgers is apparently fine, and that is probably because he chose former star of The Newsroom Olivia Munn “over his family,” who really seem like a handful.
Jesus, get the polar bear some less slippy skates! Two mascots, Mitsubishi’s White Bear and the University of Minnesota’s Golden Gopher, were shooting a car commercial at Mariucci Arena in Minneapolis when the polar bear experienced some difficulty. He (at least I think it’s a he?) kept falling on his furry white ass! The Gopher busts his butt a couple of times, too. It’s the poor Arctic denizen, though, who just can’t keep upright. The worst part for the White Bear is at the very end. Bear WENT DOWN. I don’t care how padded that giant head is the guy’s wearing, dude is probably missing more teeth now than your average hockey player.
Watch the White Bear’s multiple mishaps below.
If you are looking for a conversation topic that is not depressing, TOO BAD, because GUESS WHAT: a bunch of dead blackbirds literally just fell from the sky in New Jersey for an unknown reason! Fell from the sky! Birds!
TONY BENNETT ALMOST FELL OFF THE FLOAT BUT MISS PIGGY CAUGHT HIM pic.twitter.com/CVItoV99Rs
— Lindsay Whiteman (@LindzWhiteman) November 24, 2016
Miss Piggy to the rescue! During Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade through the streets of NYC, Tony Bennett and the iconic Muppet diva stood aboard one of the floats as they belted out a duet of «Santa Claus is Coming to Town.» Just as they finished up their song, it looked like the 90-year-old singer was about to take a nasty fall, but thankfully Miss Piggy was there to help him regain his balance. Is there anything she can’t do?
The ‘Beauty and the Beast’ Official Trailer Is Here to Stop the Petals of Your Heart-Rose from Falling Off
After months of teasers and photo previews, it’s here—the theatrical trailer for Disney’s live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. And 6-year-old Courtney is emotionally wrapped up in her Belle-adorned bedspread clutching her cassette of the soundtrack as we speak.
If you need me I’ll be in the library of my dreams that’s been made real for the first time in 25 years of imagining it and trying to scoop up the melted bits of my defrosted heart.
Emma Watson is gorgeous perfection. I already want her whole wardrobe. The Beast has exactly enough Ron Perlman in his face to appeal to that weird fever dream memory. The score is accessing all my nostalgia receptors and they are drizzling happiness into my very being. Kevin Kline is Kevin Kline. ALL IS WELL FOR JUST THIS ONE MOMENT.