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Donald Trump takes shot at Mike Bloomberg over golf game

Donald Trump

Donald Trump is known for trying to embarrass his enemies and opponents using his Twitter account, and the US president attempted to do that again on Tuesday by ridiculing Mike Bloomberg over the Democratic candidate’s golf game.

Bloomberg is one of several Democrats who are hoping for a chance to remove Trump from office in November, but the two were actually friendly at one point in the past. When someone tweeted a photo that showed Trump and Bloomberg on the golf course together several years ago, Trump responded by mocking Bloomberg over his short stature and his inability to hit the long ball.

Trump owns several golf courses and has played rounds with a number of celebrities and star athletes over the years. Peyton Manning was criticized for teeing it up with Trump a few years ago and tried to explain himself during a talk shot appearance.

As most people in the United States and beyond have come to learn, Trump rarely ever takes the high road. We’re not surprised he mocked the former Mayor of New York over his driving distance.

Bong Joon Ho was the hit of the Oscars with his drinking jokes

Bong Joon Ho Oscars

If you didn’t see the Academy Awards on Sunday night, here’s your recap: “Parasite” won everything and its director Bong Joon Ho was the star. They were calling his name at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood more than the announcer yelling Jefferson’s name after the linebacker’s car was wrecked by Spicoli in “Fast Times.”

Bong Joon Ho also won over folks on Twitter by talking about how he was going to party after winning. Take a look:

That led to plenty of great Bong Joon Ho references.

We need the Bong Joon Ho biopic now. This guy is a legend in the making.

Eminem performed at the Oscars and the reactions were tremendous

Idina Menzel reaction

Those watching the Academy Awards on Sunday were probably shocked to see a performance by Eminem from the movie “8 Mile” right in the middle of the show. How do we know? Because the reaction from those in attendance said it all.

Capping off a segment on the power of songs in movies, Eminem gave a live performance of “Lose Yourself.” The attendees couldn’t believe what they were seeing.

Was the performance random? Yes. But is there ever a bad time for a live performance by Eminem? I say no.

This was just about as random as Eminem’s hilarious 2013 interview on ESPN.

Jeopardy! Greatest of All Time preview: will James Holzhauer, Brad Rutter or Ken Jennings win?

James Holzhauer

Jeopardy! fans have been awaiting Tuesday with bated breath ever since it was announced that the show would be airing a “Greatest Of All Time” tournament in primetime. The specials will pit the three most successful Jeopardy! contestants ever — James Holzhauer, Ken Jennings, and Brad Rutter — against each other in a tournament-style contest.

THE TOURNAMENT RULES

Each night’s show will be an hour, made up of two games of Jeopardy! Whoever totals the highest score in those two games wins that night’s match. Whichever contestant is the first to win three matches wins the tournament and $1 million grand prize.

The tournament should have plenty to offer for even casual Jeopardy! watchers. These are three of the finest Jeopardy! players alive facing off at the highest level, and it should make for several nights of intense and exciting television. The big question is: which of these competitors stands the best chance of winning the tournament?

Let’s take a closer look at all three before we pick a favorite.

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Jeopardy unbelievably had sign-stealing clue day of Astros report

Alex Trebek

The biggest bombshell story yet about the Houston Astros and their sign-stealing tactics dropped on Tuesday, and somehow “Jeopardy!” was ready for it.

A huge story from The Athletic detailed how the Astros used an electronic system to steal opponents’ signals during their World Series season in 2017. As luck would have it, the episode of “Jeopardy!” that aired on Tuesday night featured a clue about sign stealing in baseball.

What are the odds? Episodes of “Jeopardy!” are typically filmed about three months before they air, so that was likely a complete coincidence. The timing just happened to work out perfectly.

Between the clue about sign stealing and the touching moment we saw during Final Jeopardy’ on Monday night, this has been quite the week for the long-running show.

Watch: Alex Trebek gets emotional after touching ‘Final Jeopardy’ answer

We Love you Alex Jeopardy

Alex Trebek is known for his stoicism as the longtime host of “Jeopardy,” so to see him break character was unusual, but great to see.

During Monday’s episode of the long-running quiz show, a contestant did not know the answer to “Final Jeopardy” and decided to write in “What is we love you, Alex!” The host’s voice quivered as he was clearly moved by the sweet answer.

Trebek, 79, has been the host of “Jeopardy!” since 1984. In March, he announced that he had been diagnosed with Stage IV pancreatic cancer. He has since shared that he has responded positively to treatment.

Trebek was no doubt touched by the gesture and is feeling the love as he battles cancer.

World Series flashers banned by MLB for life over PR stunt

The women who showed their breasts on national television during Game 5 of the World Series on Sunday night have been banned from attending Major League Baseball events indefinitely.

During the seventh inning of the Houston Astros’ win over the Washington Nationals, two women seated on the first base side of home plate flashed their boobs just as Gerrit Cole was about to deliver a pitch. The women, who are social media influencers and models, work for a publication called SHAGMAG, which co-founder Stephen McHugh describes as “the millennial version of Playboy.” Julia Rose, one of the women who flashed, is also a founder and CEO of the company. McHugh told Larry Brown Sports that Rose came up with the idea to raise awareness for breast cancer.

“Julia Rose, founder and CEO of SHAGMAG, pushed for the stunt to create awareness on breast cancer,” McHugh said in an email. “Julia’s company, SHAGMAG, is the millennial version of PLAYBOY. The digital magazine features Julia Rose every month along with another famous influencer, creator, or model.”

Rose and two other women — Lauren Summer and Kayla Lauren — were escorted from the ballpark and banned from MLB events indefinitely. Rose shared a photo of a letter she got from a league official informing her of the ban.

Cole may have been distracted by the stunt, as he ended up walking Ryan Zimmerman for only his second free pass of the game. However, he then benefitted from a bad call to get out of a jam, and the Astros went on to win 7-1 and take a 3-2 series lead.

Whether it was to promote SHAGMAG or raise awareness for breast cancer or both, those ladies certainly got people’s attention.

Two women flashed their boobs during the World Series

women flash World Series

If you’re not watching the World Series, you’re missing out on more than just baseball.

During the seventh inning of Game 5 of the World Series between the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals on Sunday night, two women sitting to the first base side of home plate decided to flash their boobs (uncensored video). The moment came as Ryan Zimmerman was batting against Gerrit Cole.

Perhaps distracted, Cole ended up walking Zimmerman — only his second walk of the game. You can’t really blame him.

Cole then benefited from a bad call against Victor Robles to get out of the inning and avoid a jam. Houston won the game 7-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.

These women knew exactly what had to be done to attract bigger ratings.

The women have since been banned by MLB for life. We have more on the story behind their actions.

CNN host Chris Cuomo goes viral over heated ‘Fredo’ exchange caught on video

Chris Cuomo Fredo

CNN host Chris Cuomo went viral on Monday night after a video of him in a heated exchange with another man over the word “Fredo” circulated online.

The video, said to have been sent to “THAT’S THE POINT with Brandon,” shows Cuomo threatening a man who called him “Fredo.” Cuomo took the name “Fredo” to be an insult and compared it to a slur for Italians similar to the N-word — a point which many disputed. Instead, they believe “Fredo” is a reference to “The Godfather” and a way of mocking someone for being the dumb son/brother. Chris’ father Mario is the former New York governor.

Here’s the video exchange (beware: the video contains profanity).

The video’s description on YouTube says a “fan of news went to ask Chris Cuomo for a photo, mind you the man who asked him DID NOT know his real name and knows of him only through The RUSH LIMBUAGH SHOW and on that show Rush repeatedly calls him “FREDO” so the man legitimately thought his name was FREDO.”

CNN is standing behind the 49-year-old host.

“Chris Cuomo defended himself when he was verbally attacked with the use of an ethnic slur in an orchestrated setup. We completely support him.”

Cuomo may be wrong about the nature of the insulting term, but there is no doubt being called “Fredo” is not meant to be a compliment.

Young ‘Splash Brothers’ go viral for shots in backyard pool

Move over, Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson. There’s a new pair of Splash Brothers that are making waves not far from the Bay Area, and they may be gunning for your job if you’re still at it in about 10 or so years.

Two young brothers who live in Las Vegas went viral this week for draining shots in their backyard pool. These weren’t just any shots, and the pool wasn’t just any pool. Check it out:

For those counting at home, that was six buckets in a row from wayyyyy downtown. And notice the two kiddos were wearing Warriors jerseys. How appropriate. Their Instagram page is filled with videos that would make anyone who ever had a childhood — or didn’t — insanely jealous.

We can only imagine what Marshawn Lynch would say about the new Splash Brothers. In many ways, they’re more entertaining that the original duo.

H/T Barstool Sports

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