Sad news to report, Poppi Kramer, comedienne and Biggest Loser season 3 at-home winner, has died. She was 46. According to a comedian friend of hers, she passed away on July 26. The cause of death has not been revealed.
News of her death has shattered the comedy world, and pained those that knew her on The Biggest Loser. Adam Feldman, a friend of Poppi Kramer, was the one who first broke the news. Following the news of her death, friends such as Sarah Ferro, Shawn Hollenbach, and OITNB star Lea DeLaria, expressed their condolences.
RIP Poppi Kramer!
Breaking: former WWE wrestler Brian Christopher aka 'Grandmaster Sexay' has passed away.
Brian Christopher (Lawler), better known as Too Cool's Grandmaster Sexay, died Sunday after an apparent suicide. He was 46.
Lawler debuted in the WWE in 1997, trying to make a name for himself in the light heavyweight division. It wasn't until he joined forces with Scotty 2 Hotty when he became a household name. Both men formed a tag team called Too Much, which later turned into Too Cool (with Rikishi).
It was the worst kept secret that Brian Christopher was the real-life son of Hall of Famer Jerry "the King" Lawler. Jim Ross constantly hinted at it, with Jerry Lawler fervently denying it.
Brian Christopher was in and out of the WWE until 2014.
Brian Christopher's troubled real life was constantly in the news throughout the years. In 2009, he was arrested for public intoxication.
Sadly, in July 2018, he was arrested for DUI and jailed. On July 28, 2018, Brian Christopher Lawler hung himself and died on July 29, 2018. His death was confirmed by multiple WWE superstars on social media.
The news of his death sent shock waves across the WWE Universe, which was already crippled by news of Brickhouse Brown and Nikolai Volkoff's deaths.
If you go on WWE's social media and website for confirmation, you won't find one. More than likely, they won't spotlight his news for one of two reasons: One, because it was a suicide by a troubled former wrestler. Two, out of respect for Jerry "the King" Lawler. If it's because of the latter, I commend WWE for respecting privacy during this sad time. I mean, Brian Christopher just died today, the Lawler family deserves as much privacy as possible.
Even though I'm writing about it, I want to use this post to extend my deepest condolences to the Lawler family. I cannot imagine the immense level of pain you are going through. Just know that the WWE Universe embraces you and is mourning with you.
RIP Brian Christopher (1972-2018). Taken away too soon! </3 Thank you for entertaining the WWE Universe. Your infectious laugh, whether kayfabe or real, will live on forever (so will your sick moves, HOLLA!).
WWE has confirmed that Brian Christopher Lawler has died.
The official 'Bachelor in Paradise' contestant list is here, and who I think will 'hook up!'
Happy Sunday, Bachelor Nation! We are weeks away from the season 5 premiere of 'Bachelor in Paradise,' and the faithful Bachelor Nation is eager to find out who will be looking for love in paradise this summer.
Have no fear, the official list has been released.
The following will be in 'Paradise' this summer:
Readers: Who do you think will end up together? Let me know in the comments below.
'Bachelor in Paradise' returns in 3 weeks!
Going to the movies is an American past-time. During the summer, it's a great way to beat the heat and hang out with friends. In the past, people had to wait in line to purchase tickets to watch the big blockbusters on the big screen. Fast forward to present day, and we have services such as MoviePass, a subscription-based movie ticketing program. This program allows subscribers to buy one movie ticket per day for a monthly fee. If you are a frequent moviegoer, this program is a dream come true.
Unfortunately, for subscribers, the program turned into a nightmare when the program ran out of money (MoviePass moviegoers were unable to check into movies on July 26). The service was still interrupted as of Friday morning.
The owners of MoviePass, Helios and Matheson Analytics, disclosed that it borrowed $5 million in cash from Hudson Bay Capital Management to resume services.
According to MoviePass' Twitter account, subscribers were still having issues as of Saturday night. Subscribers has difficulty with "card-based check-ins." MoviePass mentioned that the glitch is being worked on, and that e-ticketing is "fully functional."
Readers: Do you use MoviePass? Have you had any issues this week? Let me know in the comments below.
Social media behemoth Facebook took quite the nosedive in terms of its shares on Thursday. The company lost more than $120 billion in market value, making it the largest ever loss of value in one day for a U.S. traded company.
The company warned that the numbers will not get any better between now and the end of the year. In fact, they are projecting that revenue growth would decline in both the 3rd and 4th quarters.
Investors have been completely blindsided by the massive tumble. They questioned how things have changed "so dramatically" in such a short time.
The tumble is just the icing on the cake of a very hard year for Facebook. An analyst for Pivotal Research Group stated that the "core Facebook platform is declining."
With the scandal surrounding Cambridge Analytica, and now the share tumble, is Facebook in serious trouble? Is this recent share tumble the final nail in the coffin of the social media empire?
My Two Cents
Trends come and go, but never has a social media empire been hit with such controversy, such as the one Facebook has been dealing with this year. Facebook had gradually seen a decrease in users in the last couple of years, as the younger generation began to favor other platforms, such as Snapchat. While Facebook was able to survive that decline in users, I don't think it will survive another scandal and share tumble.
I just want to point out that I like Facebook. It has helped me connect with family and friends of the family that I thought I lost touch with forever. It has also helped my blogging and writing business. I hope Facebook is able to rebound from these tough times.
Readers: Do you think Facebook's days are numbered? Let me know in the comments below.
#socialmedia #facebook #shares #money #business #economy #stocks
Company responsible for Valentine's Day favorite 'Sweethearts' has shut down operations.
Sad news to tell you about today: Remember those candy hearts that were given out in grade school on Valentine's Day? They would have sweet messages like "Hug me," "Be Mine," etc? Bad news: the company responsible for the legendary candy has shut down.
Round Hill Investments LLC made the announcement on Tuesday that they are selling Necco Brands to an unknown manufacturer, and that they had closed down their plant in Revere, MA. Round Hill had recently bought Necco Brands for $17.3 million at a bankruptcy auction earlier this year.
Necco is America's oldest and continuously operating candy company. They are also responsible for Squirrel Nut Zippers, Mary Jane, and Necco Wafer candies.
As of right now, there are no plans for candy production to resume in the near future.
My Two Cents
Sad to see another childhood favorite be shut down. Certainly a sad year to be a 30-something. First we lose Toys 'R' Us, now we lose Necco Brands. What's next?! #ByeChildhood!
What's up, Bachelor Nation?
Earlier this week, we watched as Becca ended things with Jason Tartick. Jason was blindsided and heartbroken by the elimination. Even after going back to get some clarity after the elimination, he was still sent packing. Now, many people wondering what is next for the 29-year-old cutie.
Unfortunately, he won't be going to 'Paradise.' Tartick recently sat down with PEOPLE, and told them of his plans for the future.
Currently, he is "very single," and that, if approached, he would consider being the next Bachelor.
"Coming into The Bachelorette, I always led with a calculated mind and not an open heart. Now, I’m able to start leading with my heart and not my head. And I’m in the best position to find who I’m looking for now."
Folks over at The Bachelor have not mentioned who they are considering. However, I'm pretty sure that if enough people spoke up, we could get Jason Tartick a second chance at love!
Becca Kufrin has already revealed that she is currently engaged. Has she said 'yes' to Blake or Garrett? Find out in two weeks when her 'Bachelorette' journey comes to an end.
Sad news out of Hollywood: Singer/Actress Demi Lovato was rushed to a Los Angeles hospital on Tuesday morning after a suspected heroin overdose. The 25-year-old was treated with Narcan at the scene.
She is in stable condition..
The reported overdose comes weeks after she disclosed that she was "off the wagon" after 6 years sober.
Story is still developing.
Welcome to Thailand, Bachelor Nation! Becca and the remaining hotties ventured across the world for the all-important overnight dates.
Before Becca met with the men, she revealed that she is in love with two men (Garrett and Blake), and falling in love with the third (Jason).
The couples had their dates and two got the fantasy suite keys (one did not).
Viewers watched Becca's relationships with Garrett and Blake grow stronger during their trip to Thailand.
Unfortunately, Becca realized that things weren't progressing with Jason, and she said goodbye. Jason did come back to try and fight for Becca, but her mind was made up.
During her last few scenes with Jason, she mentioned that she felt like she was turning into Arie by "blindsiding" Jason with his elimination. After the show aired, Jason mentioned that he did feel "blindsided" by Becca. He loved Becca and was devastated that she didn't feel the same way.
It was revealed that Jason was invited to "Bachelor in Paradise." He declined the offer.
Is he still in love with Becca? He will reveal his current status next week on "Men Tell All." Don't forget to tune in, all your favorites will be in attendance. Also, mark your calendars for the finale event, airing in TWO WEEKS.
Readers: Who are you rooting for? Let me know with Hashtags (#TeamBlake or #TeamGarrett).
My pick is in my hashtags...
#Bachelorette #TheBachelorette #BachelorNation #BachelorInParadise #RealityTV #Trending #TeamBlake
If you have any of the following in your cupboard, you may want to take them off the shelves and discard them immediately. I will be sharing the UPC and expiration dates in a series of pictures below.
The recall is voluntary, as no one has come forward saying they've fallen ill. All of the above items contain whey powder as one of its ingredients. The supplier for the whey powder announced the recall because the powder may contain salmonella.
Mondelez Global LLC made the following statement regarding the recall:
"These products contain whey powder as an ingredient, which the whey powder supplier has recalled due to the potential presence of Salmonella. There have been no complaints of illness reported to Mondelēz Global to date in connection with these products. The company is conducting this recall as a precaution, based on the ingredient supplier’s recall. Consumers who have these products should not eat them, and should discard any products they may have."
Consumers who have questions are invited to call the company at 1-844-366-1171. Consumer Relation Specialists are available Monday-Friday from 9am-6pm EST.