Mae Young has moved on to that big wrestling ring in the sky. According to a report in the Columbia Post and Courier, the wrestling legend passed away at home on Tuesday at the age of 90. Young took up wrestling in high school at 16 and began her professional career in 1939. Known for her colourful outfits and fiery nature, Young wrestled professionally for the next seven decades and in 1999 made her debut with the World Wrestling Federation, which later became the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). “Her longevity in sports entertainment may never be matched and I will forever be grateful for all her contributions to the industry,” said WWE chairman and CEO Vince McMahon.
Source: The Post and Courier
Talk about a buzz kill: CNN anchor Anderson Cooper has called out one of the news network’s correspondents for being high during a pot report. Following the recent broadcast of CNN’s “Gone to Pot” series about marijuana legalization in Colorado, many viewers went online to note that correspondent Randi Kaye looked a tad glassy-eyed and giggly. Cooper semi-seriously addressed the matter on Wednesday night’s edition of AC360 during his “Ridiculist” segment, in which he called Kaye’s reportage “the greatest live hit that was ever on the program” and a “career high-light.” Cooper closed with a sly smirk and the comment: “I think she was high.”
Breaking Bad mainstay Bryan Cranston has made a young filmmaker’s dreams come true by appearing in his short feature. While shooting the crime drama Cold Comes the Night in upstate New York last year, the Golden Globe-winning actor told the film’s production assistants that he would read scripts from each of them and act in the one he deemed best. Texas native Brandon Polanco won the competition with his script for Writer’s Block, a 13-minute black-and-white short starring Cranston as a writer who can’t get the words out of his head and onto paper.
Source: Washington Post
Even hardened New Yorkers aren’t immune to the dulcet tones of Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. The rap duo boarded a New York commuter bus to film a segment for their upcoming performance at the Grammys. While on board, they performed an impromptu version of their hit single Can’t Hold Us to entertain the passengers, who were immediately dancing and clapping to the infectious tune. Most impressively, the bus footage was recorded last November, but somehow the duo managed to keep the event off Twitter and Instagram (even though some commuters are shown snapping pics) until this week.
Have you heard about the woman addicted to used baby diapers? A recent episode of the TLC series My Strange Addiction introduced viewers to 22-year-old New York native Keyshia, who revealed her disturbing addiction to sniffing and chewing on urine-soaked diapers. Keyshia – currently pregnant with her first child – said her obsession began two years ago when she began hoarding dirty diapers and carrying them with her everywhere. And Keyshia says the more urine in the diaper, the more she enjoys it. “It has to have pee in it,” she said. “The heavier ones that have more pee smell better.”
Source: The Daily Mail
Canadian Oscar-winner Paul Haggis is booked to develop a new TV drama series for broadcaster Bell Media. The Crash writer-director will executive produce Lords of Opium, a historical drama focusing on China’s late 19th-century opium trade. No cast has been announced yet. The show is one of nearly 30 dramas currently in development with Bell Media.
Source: Hollywood Reporter