IHOP apologizes to Adam Sandler with all-you-can-drink milkshakes
IHOP apologizes to Adam Sandler with all-you-can-drink milkshakes FILE PHOTO: To make up after a server at a busy Long Island IHOP unwittingly turned away entertainer Adam Sandler, the restaurant chain is offering all-you-can-drink milkshakes on Monday. (Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)NEW YORK — To make up after a server at a busy Long Island IHOP unwittingly turned away entertainer Adam Sandler, the restaurant chain is offering all-you-can-drink milkshakes on Monday. — Adam Sandler (@AdamSandler) May 4, 2021In an effort to woo Sandler, IHOP declared this Monday “Milkshake Monday” and will offer unlimited milkshakes for $6.49 at 19 locations across Long Island. Sure, we didn’t recognize a famous comedian recently, but we surely can’t ignore his request for all-you-can-drink milkshakes. All proceeds go to his pals @ComedyGivesBack pic.twitter.com/vvBzuh4la5 — IHOP (@IHOP) May 7, 2021“We take our guests’ suggestions very seriously in an effort to continually shake things up and satisfy all palates with our signature commitment to IHOSPITALITY,” Kieran Donahue, the restaurant’s chief marketing officer, said in a statement.wftv.com
25 of the best romantic comedies currently streaming on Netflix, Hulu and more
‘Always Be My Maybe’After two insanely funny stand-up specials, Ali Wong finally got to star in a romantic comedy alongside fellow comedian Randall Park. It’s a classic romantic comedy plot, but the performances by Wong and Park really make this one shine. AdHulu‘What Men Want’Remember the classic romantic comedy “What Women Want” with Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt? It’s not a typical romantic comedy, but it is a comedy -- and you should check it out. It has classic romantic comedy themes, and it never gets old.
'Never Rarely' tops Spirit Awards, 'Da 5 Bloods' leads NBRs
The film was nominated for seven Independent Film Spirit Awards including one for best feature. The 36th annual Spirit Awards, like most awards shows during the pandemic, are adjusting to the difficult circumstances. Eliza Hittman's “Never Rarely Sometimes Always,” a Pennsylvania's teen's odyssey in getting an abortion, racked up nominations for best feature film, best director and best female lead for Sidney Flanigan. Chloe Zhoe's “Nomadland,” starring Frances McDormand, scored five nods, including best feature, best director and best female lead for McDormand. None of the nominees for best feature film were directed by a white male.
'Saturday Night Live' recreates debate in 46th season opener
(Will Heath/NBC via AP)LOS ANGELES – “Saturday Night Live” went political with a parody of this week’s presidential debate, Chris Rock's jab at President Donald Trump and Megan Thee Stallion's message supporting Black people during her performance. The NBC late-night sketch series on Saturday night jumped into the reenactment of the recent debate between Republican President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. The series opened its 46th season, returning to the studio this week after the coronavirus pandemic halted production. Alec Baldwin returned to play Trump before the president’s COVID diagnosis, while Jim Carrey made his feature debut as Biden. “President Trump is in the hospital from COVID, and I just want to say that my heart goes out to COVID,” he joked.
Barrymore sets high standard in her models as talk show host
NEW YORK – Drew Barrymore is setting a high standard for herself as she joins the world of daytime talk show hosts on Monday. “We’re all human beings on this planet going through our lives and our journeys and there’s a way to connect through that,” Barrymore said. I’ve never lived in that space.”“The Drew Barrymore Show,” retrofitted for the coronavirus era, is being distributed by CBS Television. Bill Carroll, a veteran television consultant and expert in the syndication market, said he’s impressed that Barrymore is shooting high. Yes, some may regard Barrymore as slightly loopy and hippie-dippie (“we’re all human beings on this planet”), but it’s more endearing than annoying.
DeGeneres vows candor as clouded talk show charts its return
LOS ANGELES – Ellen DeGeneres says she'll be ready to talk when her daytime show returns this month after a staff shake-up prompted by allegations of a toxic workplace. And, yes, we’re gonna talk about it,” DeGeneres said in a statement announcing the show's Sept. 21 start of its 18th season. Tiffany Haddish will join DeGeneres for the kick-off episode, with “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” to be taped at Warner Bros. minus an in-studio audience, which is commonplace during the pandemic. Stephen “tWitch” Boss, a longtime guest DJ on the show and among those who have publicly supported DeGeneres, will guest host some fall episodes. Last month, three of the show's producers exited amid allegations of a dysfunctional workplace that harbored misbehavior including sexual misconduct and racially insensitive remarks.
Mets honor Seaver with salute, jersey and dirt-smudged knee
Tom Seaver's No. 41 jersey hangs in the New York Mets dugout before the start of a baseball game against the New York Yankees at Citi Field, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, in New York. Were actually family friends with the Seavers, Yankees manager Aaron Boone said. When you played behind Tom Seaver, you were playing behind greatness. Comedian Adam Sandler seemed to speak for many fans and their families when he posted on Twitter: Tom Seaver.
Adam Sandler on being fired from 'Saturday Night Live' in 1995 before achieving massive success
In 1995, Adam Sandler, then 28, was fired from NBC's "Saturday Night Live" after five years on the show. "He was talking to me, and I said 'Yeah, next year on the show, blah blah blah.' After years of refusing to go back to SNL, Sandler returned to host May. Sandler then sang a song he called "I Was Fired": "I was fired, I was fired. After SNL, Sandler co-wrote and starred other hit comedies like "Happy Gilmore" (1996) and "Big Daddy" (1999).cnbc.com
60 Minutes goes inside Adam Sandler's childhood home
60 Minutes gets a rare visit to Adam Sandler's childhood home where his close-knit family encouraged him to pursue what has turned out to be a prolific career as a stand-up comedian, cast member of "Saturday Night Live" and box-office superstar. The story will be broadcast on 60 Minutes, Sunday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. And she'd say, 'That's not good for your stomach. The 60 Minutes profile also touches on the early disappointment when he left the cast of "Saturday Night Live" and how he's finally gotten over some of the harsh critiques of his zany films. He also takes 60 Minutes cameras to New York's Diamond District, where much of the new film was shot, and to a public basketball court he often plays at when in New York City.cbsnews.com
'The Irishman' named best picture by New York Film Critics
This image released by Netflix shows Al Pacino portraying Jimmy Hoffa, left, and Robert De Niro as Frank Sheeran in a scene from "The Irishman." The New York Film Critics Circle named The Irishman the year's best film on Wednesday, handing Martin Scorsese's mob epic its second such honor in two days. (Netflix via AP)
'The Irishman' named best picture by New York Film Critics
The New York Film Critics Circle named The Irishman the year's best film on Wednesday, handing Martin Scorsese's mob epic its second such honor in two days. (Netflix via AP)NEW YORK, NY – The New York Film Critics Circle named “The Irishman” the year's best film on Wednesday, handing Martin Scorsese's mob epic its second such honor in two days. The New York critics additionally bestowed best supporting actor on Joe Pesci's performance in the film. The New York critics last year chose another Netflix title, Alfonso Cuaron's “Roma," as its best film. The New York Film Critics Circle, founded in 1935, will hand out the awards for their 85th ceremony on Jan. 7.
How This Man Ended Up Losing an Eye at Topgolf: 'Just Dripping Blood'
It's called Topgolf and it features high-tech driving ranges where you can blast golf balls while drinking alcohol. Lenahan said his firm has seen three people lose an eye from injuries at Topgolf and one person end up paralyzed. Cooper Brown was enjoying himself at a Topgolf facility in Dallas when an allegedly drunken golfer sent a ball into his right eye. "I'm just dripping blood all over the ground," he recalled of the moment the ball hit him. Topgolf declined to comment on Inside Edition's report and directed us to the safety rules on its website.
With big shows leaving service, Netflix will have to do better than comedy specials, analyst says
Netflix might need to do better than comedy specials to keep its users on the platform, according to Rosenblatt Securities. On Tuesday, WarnerMedia announced its new streaming service, HBO Max, will have exclusive rights to "Friends," stripping it from Netflix's library. These licensed series have been staples for Netflix in driving viewing hours between Netflix's original content series, such as "Stranger Things." "The Office" accounted for almost 3% of viewing hours in 2018 and "Friends" accounted for almost 2% of viewing hours in 2018, according to Zgutowicz. Despite the cautious outlook for Netflix, Zgutowicz raised his price target for the streaming service to $370 from $350.cnbc.com
Disney Actor Cameron Boyce Dies at 20
Cameron Boyce, who captured young hearts on the Disney Channel, died after having a seizure. The young actor then found a home on the Disney Channel. Also on the Disney Channel, Boyce played Luke Ross in "Jessie," one of the wealthy children the title character is hired to look after in their parents' absence. You will be missed down here Gregg Sulkin (@greggsulkin) July 7, 2019Last night I found out about the passing of Cameron Boyce. Ava Allan (@AvaAvaAllan) July 7, 2019Our Jessie family has been devastated by the sad and untimely passing of our beloved Cameron Boyce.