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Vegas is trying to figure out what to do with esports

And that means Vegas casinos are trying to figure out how to get millennial nerds to blow their money in a resort. The problem is that these nerds don’t gamble. They like to have their heads firmly up the ass of video games.

From the Las Vegas Sun:

But he said coming up with ways to attract millennials is a necessity for the casino industry as a whole, adding that esports players could be cultivated to embrace casinos for video game competitions the way their parents and grandparents went there to play slot machines.

Gambling requires discretionary income and free time, things that people starting their careers or families may not have in abundance, said David Schwartz, director of the Center for Gaming Research at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

“The big question is whether people who are 40 or 20 now will begin to play casino games as they get older,” Schwartz said. “This isn’t a given.”

Bank on giant multi-million dollar tournaments to get these weirdos to drop a thousand or so for an entry fee.

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Get to Know the Tiffany Haddish, the Girls Trip Breakout Star That Everyone Is Talking About

Tiffany Haddish is making waves in Hollywood thanks to her role in the raunchy comedy, Girls Trip, and we have a feeling she’s about to blow up. Not only is the 37-year-old incredibly funny and talented, but she’s already made friends with Will and Jada Pinkett Smith. And not only that, but she even has a show coming up with Tracy Morgan. Here are five things you should know about the breakout star.

  1. She’s of Ethiopian Jewish descent. Her father is Ethiopian, though she didn’t meet him until she was an adult. During a radio appearance on The Breakfast Club in June, she revealed that she found him through her ex-husband, who is a detective, and he was able to walk her down the aisle before he passed away.
  2. She had a hard time growing up. Tiffany’s childhood was cut short at the age of 9 when her mom tragically passed away in a car accident. As a result, the actress lived in foster homes during her teenage years and was separated from her four siblings. «By the time I was 13 . . . we were split up and put in foster homes,» she wrote in a piece for Origin magazine in 2013. They eventually reunited when they moved to live with their grandmother.

    Tiffany was also known for misbehaving in class. «[My] social worker got tired of coming to my school and said, ‘Tiffany, you have two choices this Summer: you can go to the Laugh Factory Comedy Camp or you can go to psychiatric therapy,'» she wrote. «I decided to go to comedy camp. The Laugh Factory gave me a voice and an outlet for my pain. I would not realize how much I needed comedy until many years later.»

  3. She’s single. While not much is known about her previous relationship, Tiffany was married for five years before she got divorced in 2013. «I gave everything I had. It just felt like I was back to that 9-year-old not being good enough, not being able to do enough,» Tiffany said on The Breakfast Club. «I was not going to allow my dreams to shut down. I was not going to allow no man to shut down this dream I have because it keeps coming to me. God keeps telling me, ‘You got to do this. You gotta share your story. You gotta spread this joy, you gotta spread love.'»
  4. There’s a good chance you’ve seen her before. While Girls Trip might be her biggest project to date, Tiffany appeared in 2016’s Keanu as Hi-C and has played Nekeisha on The Carmichael Show since 2015. She’s also had smaller roles on shows like Real Housewives of Hollywood, The Game, and Secret Girlfriend.
  5. She took Will and Jada Pinkett Smith on a Groupon swamp tour. To make matters even better, Tiffany was high the entire time. During a stop on the Jimmy Kimmel Live, the actress talked about their amazing adventure, saying, «They loved it. They were so happy I brought them around regular people.»
  6. She’s only just getting started. Not only does she have her own stand-up comedy special, Tiffany Haddish: She Ready!, premiering on Showtime on August 18, but she also has a new comedy series coming up on TBS with Tracy Morgan called The Last O.G.

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Review: ‘Girls Trip’ Is a F**king Blast

I didn’t know what to expect from Girls Trip going in; I really liked the last two films from Malcolm Lee (sequels to Barbershop and The Best Man), but both were somewhat conservative in their comedic approaches. There’s nothing conservative about Girls Trip, however. It out-raunches the raunchiest of Apatow’s comedies, and it manages in the end to deliver just as much, if not more heart (as the only dude in the audience of my screening, I found myself fighting back tears during the rousing climactic speech).

There’s not anything particularly original or novel about Girl’s Trip — it’s about four long-time friends from college who now have now have disparate lives who get together in for a weekend of debauchery in New Orleans — but there’s so much chemistry between the cast and so much enthusiasm in their approach to the material that they manage to sell a lot of jokes that wouldn’t otherwise work in a typical gross-out comedy. There are a few moments, in fact, that elicit uncontrollable laughter that have nothing to do with the script and everything to do with the performances of these four women who manage to sell nearly every single joke.

Girls Trip centers on Ryan Pierce (Regina Hall), a self-help guru who — along with her husband, Stewart (Mike Colter) — «has it all,» the perfect marriage and the successful career. Ahead of an announcement that Ryan and Stewart are about to get their own talk show, Ryan decides to get her old friends together for a big weekend in New Orleans. There’s Lisa (Jada Pinkett Smith), a Type A mom with control issues; Sasha (Queen Latifah), a journalist struggling to keep her gossip website afloat; and Dina (Tiffany Haddish), a career screw-up whose primarily role in life seems to playing the life of the party. Of course, Ryan’s marriage isn’t as perfect as the public thinks; her husband is cheating on her with an Instagram model, and she has to keep the perception of her perfect life intact even as her marriage has transformed into a business partnership. That’s where her friends come in to provide support and alcohol.

It’s a fairly basic set up, but Dear God, the way these characters fill in the spaces is ungodly funny. Jada Pinkett Smith is a huge surprise here, if only because her character is so at odds with what we think of Pinkett-Smith. She gets involved with a guy half her age with a giant dick and extracts more laughs out of that scenario that you might imagine. There’s also a scene where she straight-up urinates all over a New Orleans’ crowd from a zip line that will put audiences in stitches.

The MVP of Girls Trip, however, is Tiffany Haddish (who went viral last week with a story she told about Will and Jade on Jimmy Kimmell). This should be a huge break-out role for her, and she is so insanely funny that she’ll send you into a rabbit hole of YouTube videos from her stand-up routines after the movie. If there’s any justice in this world, she should be the next Jennifer Lawrence or Amy Schumer, and she and Deon Cole should be the new faces of romantic comedies.

There’s have been have been a couple of high-profile comedic failures from female casts in 2017 (Rough Night and Snatched), but both of those films thought they could succeed merely by hiring funny women and putting them in the same room. I mean, I love Kate McKinnon, but there’s no actress that’s called upon more right now to manufacture comedy out of nothing that McKinnon, as if the director is saying, «Do a funny accent and just be funny» without providing her with proper material to support her performances. Girls Trip puts the cast in situations ripe for comedy — a 10-minute sequence involving absinthe, hallucinations, and Queen Latifah fucking a lamp is the funniest sequence of 2017 — and they take full advantage, elevating material with hilarious (and often filthy) performances without needing to manufacture it from thin air. Girls Night is wild, and wildly fun, and while all the character tropes are familiar, Hall, Pinkett-Smith, Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish manage through chemistry and will to make them feel new and fresh and in the end, still sell a heart-warming and crowd-pleasing finale that makes it the funniest, raunchiest comedy I’ve seen in a very long time.


Open Post: Hosted By A Shetland Pony Earning A Trip To The Gallows! 


THE QUEEN was in Scotland this week and on her itinerary was a little kiki with Canadian panty creamer extraordinaire Justin Trudeau as well as a visit to Stirling Castle. My guess is that THE QUEEN visited Stirling Castle first and I’m only saying that because she wouldn’t be able to visit any castle if she had met up with Trudeau beforehand. She’d be unable to walk due to being laid out on a velvet settee with a serious case of the vapors.

While sashaying into Stirling Castle, THE QUEEN was met by an uncouth Shetland pony (“More like Shitland pony.” – THE QUEEN, probably) who shamelessly tried to steal her flowers. The common thief, we’ll call Lindsay LoPony, nibbled on THE QUEEN’s bouquet (that sounded wrong) and she hit that crook back with some sass. She pulled her flowers back and told the pony to go away and then she pet the pony’s nose. And I’m sure that she also whispered to one of her minions, “Send that pony to the worst glue factory in Scotland!

And honestly, that pony is probably a Morrissey fan. Look at that hair. That pony’s totally emo.

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Look Back on Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher’s Mexico Trip Ahead of Their 7th Anniversary

Carrie Underwood took a break from her Storyteller tour back in July 2016 and escaped to Mexico for a romantic getaway with husband Mike Fisher. The couple — who celebrated their six-year wedding anniversary — was spotted basking in the sun, taking a stroll on the beach, and dipping their feet into the ocean while Carrie showed off her bikini body. Carrie, who sported two different swimsuits throughout her trip, rubbed sunscreen on her handsome husband on a yacht. The country singer also took to Instagram to share a couple of photos from their trip, including a snap of her cup of coffee, which she captioned, «Why does vacation coffee always taste so much better? Yes, I just took a picture of my coffee…I’m one of those people. #vacation #coffee #lame.»

Carrie and Mike wed back in July 2010, and while they tend to keep their relationship pretty private, they’ve still managed to share a handful of cute moments in public. The singer was even on hand to support her husband at the Stanley Cup in June. Keep reading to see how they celebrated their sixth anniversary as they gear up to ring in their seventh.

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The Cubs Wives And Girlfriends Took A Group Trip To Miami

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You want to know what it takes to win a World Series? It doesn’t just come from the players and their chemistry on the field. You need to have the entire organization from top to bottom on the same page. From the owner to the front office to the vendors to the ushers to the players and to the players’ wives. That’s how the Cubs won the World Series. Chemistry throughout the club.

You might expect some drama between the Cubs wives and girlfriends because that’s just what happens. You’ve watched the reality shows, you know what it’s about. But the Cubs WAGs are having none of that. In fact, they get along so well that they took a group trip to South Beach right in the middle of the season. This is a winning formula, people.

Let’s take a look a some of the photos:

Vanessa Montero… wife of Miguel Montero

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Nette Smith… fiancée of CJ Edwards

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Gina Grimm… wife of Justin Grimm

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Jess Bryant… wife of Kris Bryant

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The rest of the ladies on the trip are rocking private accounts, but you get the picture. First class organization breeds first class players who have first class wives and girlfriends.

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John BC Got The News Today That His Father’s Day Gift Is A Trip To Lambeau Thanks To #CrownYourFather


So Crown Royal approached me like 10 days ago or so and said they were looking for bloggers to ‘Crown’ their fathers for Father’s Day this year. “Would you be interested,” they asked.

There’s still time to enter your dad for the velvet Crown painting via on your mobile device.

Well, considering the fact that my dad keeps his Crown empties, has carried coins in his Crown bags to poker parties for like 25 years and actually drinks Crown when he’s at the lake, I said yes. Part of the crowning was to buy a gift for dad. I went back and forth on this part. Do I send dad with me next week for the College World Series title game or do I save the funds and take dad to Lambeau Field in the fall for another one of his bucket list items.

In the end I went Lambeau because it’s harder to pull off that one and it’s one of those places he’s always talked about visiting.

Here’s the trip plan:

We make the drive from Ohio to Ludington, Michigan to catch the SS Badger Ferry. We put the truck on the ferry across Lake Michigan and into Manitowic, Wisconsin, which is just 41 miles to Lambeau Field. The ferry stops running on October 15 so our choices are an early September game against the Seahawks, a 4:25 kickoff against the Bengals (not ideal since I don’t want to watch my Bengals get lit up) or a Thursday night game against the Bears.

That might just be the play here. Rivalry game. Night game. Get up there on a Wednesday night, catch the game Thursday, maybe a stadium tour Friday and then possibly Northwestern-Wisconsin on the way home on Saturday.

That’s a bucket list trip right there.

Thanks to Crown for this opportunity. I’m happy once again to be partnering with Crown Royal and I know dad is jacked up over this whole thing.

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Let Shay Mitchell’s Dreamy Summer Getaways Serve as Endless Inspiration For Your Next Trip

When it comes to Summer getaways, Shay Mitchell knows how to do them right: exotic locations, beautiful scenic shots, pools, cute sunglasses, and, of course, lots of bikinis. While her vacations may not look quite like yours, they’re still fun to look at and serve as endless inspiration for your next trip. If the travel bug hasn’t hit you already, it will once you see all of Shay’s past Summer trips.

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My Leftovers Usually End with a Trip to the Trash, HBO Will Probably Do Better

Sunday Night with Megyn Kelly on NBC at 7:00pm ET. Series premiere. I know it would be tasteless for her to literally dance on Roger Ailes’s corpse with this new show, but it’s basically what I’m picturing her doing.

2017 NBA Finals — Game 2 on ABC at 8:00pm ET.

Fear the Walking Dead on AMC at 9:00pm ET. Two-hour third season premiere. This has already been renewed for a fourth season, which surprises me. The Walking Dead itself went from a show that was watched by EVERYONE I knew down to almost no one I knew, but I never heard anyone talking about this one outside of a vague feeling of interest. But I have learned long before that my understanding of a show’s popularity has nothing to do with its actual popularity.

The Leftovers on HBO at 9:00pm ET. 75 minute series finale. Oh man, I don’t know if I need the largest box of tissues I can find, or a good punching pillow, or a pint of ice cream to get me through this. Maybe all of them. It’s gonna be good, probably. And in case you were wondering, no, I never got over thinking that the title is pretty damn dumb. I just got better at ignoring it.

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver on HBO at 10:15pm ET. Special time.


Looks Like Dale Jr. Enjoyed His Honduras Trip

How is Dale Earnhardt Jr. prepping for this weekend’s AAA 400 Drive for Autism at Dover International Speedway? Oh, nothing major… just a little mini trip to Honduras to chill out around exotic animals with his wife Amy.

In case you’re a Dale Jr. diehard wondering why he’s in Honduras in the middle of his season, he had a good reason: family!

But that didn’t stop him from grinding and busting out a podcast for the fans:

Dale finished 10th in last week’s Coca-Cola 600 and is currently 23rd in the Monster Energy cup standings.

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