Bill Cosby’s Father’s Day Tweet Does Not Go Over Well (like someone thought it WOULD?)

Post refers to imprisoned comedian as ‘America’s Dad’
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 17, 2019 5:53 AM CDT
Updated Jun 17, 2019 7:33 AM CDT

(NEWSER) – The most unpopular Father’s Day tweet over the weekend surely belongs to none other than Bill Cosby, one in which the imprisoned comedian refers to himself as “America’s Dad.” It appears that Cosby’s representatives put it up at his request, reports USA Today. “Hey, Hey, Hey…It’s America’s Dad…I know it’s late, but to all of the Dads… It’s an honor to be called a Father, so let’s make today a renewed oath to fulfilling our purpose—strengthening our families and communities,” it reads. Cosby is currently serving time in Pennsylvania after being convicted of drugging and sexually assaulting a woman in 2004.


‘Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo To Host & Executive Produce Hidden-Camera Prank Show For Netflix

By Denise Petski, Deadline

EXCLUSIVE: Netflix has ordered eight episodes of Prank Encounters, a hidden-camera prank show executive produced and hosted by Stranger Things star Gaten Matarazzo. The show, which had been in the works for months, hails from Ben Silverman and Howard Owens’ Propagate. It’s set to launch later this year.

Each episode of this terrifying and hilarious prank show takes two complete strangers who each think they’re starting their first day at a new job. It’s business as usual until their paths collide and these part-time jobs turn into full-time nightmares.

Matarazzo executive produces with Silverman, Owens and Kevin Healey for Propagate, and Rob Hyde (Terrence Howard’s Fright Club, Troy). Anthony Gonzalez (Dance Moms, Undercover Boss) directs.


‘Stranger Things’ Gaten Matarazzo To Host & Executive Produce Hidden-Camera Prank Show For Netflix

Yes, the US women’s soccer team is dominant. That’s because most of the world is playing catch-up

By Drew Kann, CNN

You’re forgiven if you thought that was an American football scoreline.
While some took issue with the team’s celebrations as their lead reached double digits, it was just the latest ruthless display from the US women on soccer’s biggest stage — one they have ruled for most of the past 30 years.
 Since 1991, there have been seven Women’s World Cups. The US has won three of them, and are the favorites to win their fourth this year in France.
They have never finished worse than third at the World Cup.

Breakfast Wraps, Now With Tiny Rocks

245K pounds of wraps are recalled over concerns the bacon might be carrying a little extra crunch
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 16, 2019 8:34 AM CDT

(NEWSER) – You want rocks with that? About a quarter-million pounds worth of frozen breakfast wraps manufactured in Texas are being recalled over concerns that they contain egg, potato, cheese, bacon, and tiny rocks, reports CNN. The wraps, which were produced by Ruiz Food Products and shipped nationwide, may also contain other unplanned materials.


Best Place to Work? Not Google or Facebook

Bain & Company consulting comes in at No. 1 in new ranking
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 14, 2019 11:55 AM CDT

(NEWSER) – Which companies are the best to work for in America? And the worst? 24/7 Wall St has come up with rankings in both categories, using data from Glassdoor. The info comes employee reviews that take into account a host of factors, including pay, satisfaction, and job opportunities. The company with the best ranking is Bain & Company consulting, headquartered in Boston. At the bottom is The Fresh Market, a supermarket chain based in North Carolina. The 10 best companies, along with two key factors:

See the list here:

Bad Reviews Slow Men in Black Reboot

The Secret Life of Pets 2′ finishes second for the weekend
By Newser Editors and Wire Services

(NEWSER) – Men in Black: International is the No. 1 movie in North America this weekend, but the Tessa Thompson and Chris Hemsworth-led reboot isn’t exactly a franchise-revitalizing hit. Hampered by poor reviews, Sony Pictures on Sunday estimates that the film earned only $28.5 million in ticket sales nationwide over the weekend, the AP reports.


(Good News) Mom Using Track App Finds Teen Daughter Pinned Under Car Down Embankment in Pilot Mountain

A 17-year-old girl in North Carolina missed curfew last week, and wasn’t answering texts.  So her mom used the ‘Find My Friends’ app on her phone, saw that her daughter had been in the same place for a while, and went to go get her.  Turns out she’d skidded off the road on a mountain, flipped, rolled down a 25-foot embankment, and was pinned under her car.  Here’s the daughter and the mom.


(Good News) WWII veteran graduates from Tilden High School at age 94

CHICAGO (WLS) — William C. Wagner went off to serve in World War II, missing graduation day at Tilden High School in 1944. But Thursday, 76 years later, he is attending the graduation ceremony.
“Seventy-six years, yup. It took me that long to get my diploma,” Wagner giggled, adding: “Instead of going through four years.”
Wagner, now 94, said he grew up just blocks away from Chicago’s stockyards on the South Side. He was wrapping up high school when he was sent to serve during World War II. He joined the Navy on June 12th, 1943, a date he can pull from memory with ease.

OJ Joins Twitter, Talks About ‘Getting Even’

A parody account causes even more controversy
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 15, 2019 7:00 AM CDT

(NEWSER) – Just before Friday turned into Saturday, Twitter gained a new account. It appears OJ Simpson can now be counted among those who tweet, and his very first (and so far only) post has already raised eyebrows. Simpson posted a short video announcing his entry online, and it included what Inquisitr calls a “cryptic message.” “Coming soon to Twitter, you’ll get to read all my thoughts and opinions on just about everything,” Simpson cheerfully tells his viewing audience, almost exactly 25 years to the day his ex-wife, Nicole Brown-Simpson, and her friend Ronald Goldman were murdered. “It should be a lot of fun. I got a little getting even to do.”


Bob Dylan hides in plain sight in new Scorsese ‘Rolling Thunder Revue’ film

by Erik Thompson in Music

Bob Dylan is a savior. Bob Dylan is a fraud. Bob Dylan can be whatever you want him to be. Bob Dylan can’t be bothered to care.

Though in 1975, Bob Dylan was coming apart at the seams.

Following his first extensive tour in eight years in 1974 with his friends in The Band, Dylan documented the painful dissolution of his marriage to his first wife, Sara, on his brilliant album, Blood on the Tracks. It was a personal, vulnerable examination of love, loss, failure, forgiveness, regret, and longing. It was the sound of a wounded man holding his broken heart in his hands for the whole world to see.

So naturally, Dylan turned the tour in support of that intimate, heartbreaking album into… a rollicking, madcap carnival.