Tuesday, April 17, 2018

A little of this and a little of that

Is John Cena afraid of commitment?

The former WWE champion, now starring in the movie, "Blockers", broke off his engagement to Nikki Bella (Nicole Garcia), according to US Weekly. The news broke Monday, more than a year after Cena made an in-ring marriage proposal at Wrestlemania. His relationship with Bella may have been the reason his first marriage came to an end six years ago, but now, some sources say he's getting cold feet about tying the knot again. Bear in mind, too, that the story will play out on Total Bellas, as well as in the public press, down the line.

My take? Cena's left a string of broken hearts, in storyline and in real life, in the 16 years he's been on the WWE's main roster. Since he already has one foot out the door due to his movie career, I'd say just one thing. Stay tuned.
Nearly 5 1/2 years after the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, conspiracy maven and radio gasbag Alex Jones, who was embarrassed by Megyn Kelly on national television last summer, now faces lawsuits from parents of two of the Sandy Hook victims, just because he won't stop lying about the massacre. He also faces a lawsuit from a Florida man falsely accused of the high school shooting in Parkland, Florida two months ago.

Jones is another blind-to-reality piece of human trash who can't accept the truth. Let's hope this is the end of him and Infowars.
Some sad news for classic TV fans.

Actor-comedian-magician Harry Anderson passed away over the weekend at 65. In the 80's, Anderson parlayed appearances on Saturday Night Live & Cheers into a headline gig of his own, starring in Night Court as Judge Harold "Harry" Stone, fronting a standout ensemble that did for small claims court what Barney Miller did for the police years earlier (Reinhold Weege worked on both series). Anderson followed that with Dave's World, a fictionalized account of the life of syndicated humorist Dave Barry, for CBS.

In recent years, Anderson had left Hollywood, and first relocated to New Orleans, leaving there in the wake of Hurricane Katrina for Asheville, North Carolina, where he passed away. While in New Orleans, Anderson opened a night club and a curio shop, the latter with ties to his interest in magic.

Following is a bit from Night Court:

Rest in peace, Harry. You'll be missed.


magicdog said...

I was so shocked when I heard of his passing! I don't know what killed him, but 65 was far too young!

I loved Night Court and watched it first run. It's in syndication and airs on the LAFF channel.

I remember Harry had a shop and club in New Orleans, but it was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. I remember in an interview he said he got so much guff from New Orleans government over rebuilding his club, he decided to go to North Carolina. I heard he was quite happy.

hobbyfan said...

I think Laff runs a block or two of Night Court each day. Wouldn't be at all surprised if they schedule a marathon as early as this weekend.