MARCH 19, 2019

Baseball player CARLOS SANTANA smashed a TV in the Philadelphia Phillies’ clubhouse, because some players were playing “Fortnite” during games. It happened at the very end of the season, when the Phillies lost their ninth consecutive game. Carlos was frustrated, saying “A couple players . . . I don’t want to say names – they played video games during the game.  We [lost] too many games, and I felt like they weren’t worried about it, [and] weren’t respecting their teammates or coaches.” One day he’d had enough, grabbed a bat, went down to the clubhouse, and smashed the TV.  The violent display is NOT his personality, but he was angry because he didn’t think they cared about the team. By the way, the Phillies traded Carlos after the season . . . but apparently, the “Fortnite” incident was NOT a factor.

 

AMY SCHUMER’s husband Chris Fischer is autistic – specifically, he has Asperger’s. It’s actually a GOOD thing. She says, “Once he was diagnosed, it dawned on me how funny it was, because all of the characteristics that make it clear that he’s on the spectrum are all of the reasons that I fell madly in love with him. “That’s the truth.  He says whatever is on his mind.  He keeps it so real.  He doesn’t care about social norms or what you expect him to say or do.”

 

“People” has been doing its Sexiest Man Alive thing since 1985 when they anointed MEL GIBSON. Users at Ranker.com have been rating all the covers, and so far the top is RYAN REYNOLDS from 2010.

  1. Chris Hemsworth, 2014
  2. Hugh Jackman, 2008
  3. Idris Elba, 2018
  4. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, 2016
  5. Bradley Cooper, 2011
  6. David Beckham, 2015
  7. Channing Tatum, 2012
  8. George Clooney, 1997
  9. Brad Pitt, 1995
  10. George Clooney, 2006
  11. Denzel Washington, 1996
  12. Matthew McConaughey, 2005
  13. Brad Pitt, 2000
  14. Johnny Depp, 2003
  15. Adam Levin, 2013
  16. Patrick Swayze, 1991
  17. Pierce Brosnan, 2001
  18. Johnny Depp, 2009
  19. Mark Harmon, 1986

Coming in DEAD LAST is NICK NOLTE’s ‘92 cover, followed by HARRY HAMLIN from ‘87 and TOM CRUISE from ‘90. One spot up from Tom is 2017’s BLAKE SHELTON – and one spot ahead of him is the man who started it all, Mel Gibson from 1985.

 

JENNIFER LOPEZ and CONSTANCE WU from “Crazy Rich Asians” play strippers in a movie called “Hustlers”, but they won’t be doing any nudity.

 

JULIA ROBERTS says you probably couldn’t make “Pretty Woman” now, in the aftermath of the #MeToo movement. And she also says that she really didn’t want to do “Notting Hill”, but she’s glad she did.

 

Customers at the Blue Door Coffee Company near Houston were treated to a free BRAD PAISLEY show on Friday. He was in town to perform at Rodeo Houston the next night. He played for about an hour and rolled through some of his biggest hits.  His wife Kimberly Williams-Paisley, and their children were also there. Brad is tight with one of the shop’s co-owners. They’ve even vacationed together.

 

DYLAN SCOTT and his wife Blair are expecting their second child in September. They posted a photo yesterday with their 15-month-old son Beckett, and they’re all holding balloons spelling out B-A-B-Y. They captioned it, “Secret is out, we are so excited to announce baby number two is on its way.”

 

Miley Cyrus was so overcome with emotion at the memorial service for one of her favorite ‘Voice’ contestants … she couldn’t fight back the tears. Miley attended the Celebration of Life for Janice Freeman Monday where she poured her heart out and honored the former ‘Voice’ singer. Before surrendering the stage to her dad, Billy Ray, who led a rousing rendition of “Amazing Grace” … Miley had some touching words for Janice, whom Miley was paired up with during season 13 of “The Voice.” Miley said, “I’ve learned more from her than anyone that I’ve ever gotten the honor to be in the room with, not just vocally, I should’ve gotten more lessons than I did, but she taught me everything that I know about love.” She went on to say, “And, to be here, and I had planned on singing a song for her, but just losing her is just too much for me. So … my dad’s gonna take care of this for me. But, I’ll always be your sister, I’m here for you, and I’m here for your family, and Janice I’ll miss you more than I could ever say.” Miley joined her dad in song. Janice died from a blood clot in her lungs. She had been battling a combination of bronchitis and lupus. Janice was 33.

 

MADONNA, CHRIS ROCK, and BEN STILLER are among the celebrities donating money to the victims of the mass shooting in New Zealand.

 

Two-years before Vanna White got her job on “Wheel of Fortune”, she was a contestant on “The Price Is Right”. Bob Barker even scolded her for staring at herself in the monitor too much.

 

This year’s NFL draft is being held in Nashville, and Music City is pretty excited about it. Gospel singer CECE WINANS will help open the festivities by singing the National Anthem on Thursday, April 25th.  And TIM MCGRAW is doing a free concert the next night.

 

KEITH URBAN was born in New Zealand so the shooting in Christchurch hit him pretty hard. He Tweeted, “My family and I send prayers for ALL who’ve been affected by this indescribable hatred.”

 

Will BILLY RAY CYRUS ever have a hit as big as “Achy Breaky Heart”? The guy who wrote it is Don Von Tress, and they collaborated on Billy Ray’s new album.  It’s called “The Snake Doctor Circus” and it’ll be out sometime this year.

 

ROSANNE CASH and RY COODER are doing a limited run of Johnny Cash tribute shows. It’s appropriately titled “Cash: A Musical Tribute to Johnny Cash” . . . and it’s their “heartfelt personal interpretations” from the Man in Black’s personal songbook.

 

“Ellen’s Game of Games” at 8:00 p.m. on NBC.

The series premiere of “Mental Samurai” at 9:00 p.m. on Fox. Rob Lowe hosts.

“Watch What Happens Live” at 11:00 p.m. on Bravo. Maren Morris and John Mellencamp’s daughter Teddi

Andy Reid is 61. Head Coach of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Bruce Willis is 64.

Harvey Weinstein is 67.

Glenn Close is 72.

Ruth Pointer is 73. The Pointer Sisters:

Sirhan Sirhan is 75. Bobby Kennedy’s assassin.

Ursula Andress is 83. The FIRST Bond girl: Honey Ryder in “Dr. No” in 1962. She’s the blonde coming out of the water when Sean Connery hits the beach.

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