This Man’s Viral Cooking Video Voiceovers Are Taking Over The Internet

A man has been doing voiceovers to regular cooking videos and the internet is losing its mind. The 26-year-old Georgia man, known as LePub James online, acquired a large number followers from his comical voiceovers and input on instructional cooking clips. James is amusing, unique and most importantly, hilarious. Moreover, his creative commentary has brought in thousands views every video and even caught the attention celebrities such as filmmaker Ava DuVernay. The movie producer recently shared one James’ several voiceover videos with the following caption: “Every meal would be better with this brother as a guest. Sir, please come to my house to narrate my making a crunchy peanut butter and jelly sandwich. Your commentary would make it taste scrumptious. I need your support.”

BuzzFeed spoke with James to find out more about his story. Accordingly, he shared that he started making the voiceover videos out boredom and was just as surprised to them blow up the way they have. Though, fortunately, boredom led to him developing his own niche and priting f being himself. “I’ve been making viral videos since 2014 ever since Vine with over 300K followers. I didn’t capitalize then but now I’m not taking my foot f the gas. Of course, I want to be on the big screen, but if not that’s OK too. I enjoy making people laugh at the end the day, and whatever opportunity opens up for me I will take and put in 1000 per cent effort,” were LePub James words. Check out the comical videos above and below. 

Jimmy Kimmel Teases Pretend Involvement In "Spider-Man: Far From Home"

Spider-Man: Far From Home is less than four weeks away from hitting theaters and it looks as though Jimmy Kimmel has injected himself into the hype by creating a fake teaser scene for the upcoming movie. The late-night show host told his studio audience just how much he’s loved Spiderman since he was a kid and how blessed he felt to be involved in the film. 

Unfortunately for Jimmy, he’s not really in the movie and the clip (as seen below) was just a fun studio joke for Jimmy to live out his dream with the film’s lead actor Tom Holland joining him to make it seem real. The skit sees Jimmy as a dry cleaner attendant who’s familiar with Peter Parker. Despite having all the clues in front him, he doesn’t seem to figure out that his valuable customer is the real Spiderman. 

Jimmy Kimmel Teases Pretend Involvement In "Spider-Man: Far From Home"
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While that clip would be a nice adjustment to the storyline, the real plot if as follows. “There are these threats to the world, the Elementals, elemental creatures. And Mysterio is someone who knows about them and wants to make sure that the world is safe from them,” Jake Gyllenhaal, who stars as Mysterio previously stated.

“And Nick Fury asks him to come on and help because he’s the only one who really understands them. And then he teams up with friendly neighborhood Spider-Man and unfortunately has to make him become more than a friendly neighborhood Spider-Man.”

Oakland, California Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms & Peyote

Oakland just became the second city in America to decriminalize the use hallucinogenic fungi, better known as magic mushrooms. The City Council unanimously voted on Tuesday to decriminalize shrooms as well as peyote. This follows Denver’s decision to legalize the hallucinogens last month. With the decriminalization the hallucinogens, law enforcement groups are now being directed to put a halt to any investigation or prosecution individuals who use or possess the natural substance.

Oakland, California Decriminalizes Magic Mushrooms & Peyote
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Oakland’s progressive move comes after advocates have been arguing that the plant has been used for years for various reasons such as spiritual quests and battling psychological issues. Additionally, law enforcement can now focus on bigger issues than a few people who’ve eaten mushrooms. 

Councilman Loren Taylor made it clear in an additional amendment that the resolution doesn’t approve commercial sales or manufacturing the plans, possessing distributing in schools or driving under the influence. 

Councilman Noel Gall was approached by a community group promoting natural psychedelics got overall well-being, Decriminalize Nature Oakland and that’s when he decided to introduce the resolution to the council.

“My grandmother took care us,” Gallo said told The San Francisco Chronicles about the new resolution. “She didn’t go to Walgreens to heal us spiritually and physically, she did it out plants we use as Native Americans.”

Jennifer Lawrence Only Reprised Role In "X-Men: Dark Phoenix" Under One Condition

Jennifer Lawrence remains one the buzz-worthy names in the film industry. Yet since 2016, the actress only counts three motion pictures under her belt: mother!, Red Sparrow and now the upcoming X-Men: Dark Phoenix. As such, her return as Mystique in the new addition to the X-Men franchise was apparently reliant on specific terms. The actress behind the blue actor only agreed to be apart the film if there was a guarantee Brian Singer would not be apart it.

Director Simon Kinberg spoke about the issue wit the Hollywood Reporter: “We presumed the First Class core cast — Michael] Fassbender, James] McAvoy, Jennifer, and Nic Hoult] were coming back for this film. Part the reason I presumed that was at the end finishing X-Men: Apocalypse, when it was clear Bryan Singer was not going to direct the next movie, it was the actors that approached me about directing the next the X-Men movies. Jen said she wouldn’t come back for another movie unless I directed it. So, I had a lot support from them.” That is because Singer has previously been accused sexually assaulting underage boys. Hence, with him out the way and Kinberg stepping in, Lawrence defined the filming process as “fun with no chaos.”

Kemba Walker’s Teammate Makes Lemonade Stand To Keep Him In Charlotte

Kemba Walker has been the best player on the Charlotte Hornets over the last few years and this year he will be eligible for a supermax contract that will be worth up to $221 million. Walker has stated that he hopes to sign with the Hornets in the fseason although there is a strong possibility that he goes somewhere else should the opportunity arise. Teams like the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks have supermax slots available so they will surely be pursuing Walker when the time comes.

With Free Agency starting on June 30th, it looks like Hornets players are already trying to keep Walker on the team. On Instagram, Walker’s teammate Cody Zeller posted an image himself with some Simply lemonade at a makeshift stand. On the sign, it says “Keep Kemba In Charlotte” with a goal $221 million. Obviously, the stand was made in jest but it’s pretty funny to see the Hornets players showing out for their guy.

As Free Agency draws closer, Walker’s contract situation will surely be one the most compelling storylines, along with players like Kevin Durant, Kawhi Leonard, and Kyrie Irving.

Where do you think Kemba will end up next season?

Bradley Beal Goes Off And Hits 260 Three-Pointers In 18 Minutes: Watch

Bradley Beal has stepped up in a big way for the Washington Wizards over the last few seasons, particularly this year as his Wizards team went through a plethora injuries. Beal averaged 25.6 points per game and was all over the court doing everything he could to make sure the Wizards stuck around when it came time for the playf race.

While Beal’s efforts weren’t enough, it’s clear that the 25-year-old is an effective player that would surely be a welcomed addition to any team. This past season, Beal had a .351 three-point shooting percentage and is .384 for his entire career. Today, Beal was seen working on his three-point shooting and absolutely went f in the gym as he scored 260 baskets in just 18 minutes.

Beal was taking passes and shotting each shot with extreme precision and ease which should come as no surprise to Wizards fans who watched him perform all last season. It can be said there are plenty players out there who could probably accomplish this feat as well, but there is no denying just how impressive it is.

As they say, practice makes perfect and Beal is well on his way to becoming one the most feared shooters in the league. It will certainly be fun to watch him next season.

Boston Red Sox Won’t Play Fortnite Until They Get Back To Winning Ways

Last season, the Boston Red Sox tore up Major League Baseball as they won 108 games and ended up going on to win the World Series. Things haven’t gone as well this season though as the team is 14-18 to start the year and is currently ranked 4th in the AL East. While most teams would make tactical adjustments to get better, the Red Sox have decided that will no longer be playing the popular Battle Royale game Fortnite in the clubhouse.

Fortnite has been played by millions people and has been lauded for its fun and revolutionary gameplay mechanics. The game has become quite the distraction for athletes and their teams and as it turns out, the Red Sox are no different. There isn’t an ficial ban on the game, although it appears as though the players have realized they have bigger and better things to focus on.

Red Sox pitcher Nathan Eovaldi spoke to WEEI about the situation, saying that the game wouldn’t be a problem if the results on the diamond were adequate.

“Maybe if we were doing a little better maybe we would be doing it,” Eovaldi explained. “But you can’t be losing and playing Fortnite in the clubhouse.”

The Red Sox are 5-5 in their last 10 games and have struggled on the road with a record 6-11.

Charlize Theron Explains How She Was Hilariously Trolled By Rihanna On Her Birthday

Charlize Theron and Rihanna don’t have much in common, except for their publicist Amanda Silverman. Rihanna thought that little bit information would work as a funny joke when it came to Charlize’s birthday, gifting her with a troll worthy gift that’s quite hilarious. 

As the Mad Max: Fury Road actress revealed on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Charlize “always thought” that her publicist had a lot love her but that quickly changed. Amanda is known for always sending out birthday texts and when it was her birthday in August, she received a message that read ‘Happiest bday’ not event spelling out the full word ‘birthday.’

Charlize Theron Explains How She Was Hilariously Trolled By Rihanna On Her Birthday
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But for Rihanna’s birthday, Amanda wrote ‘To my most favorite client ever’ and Rihanna informed her that she was going to get her text printed on a shirt to send to Charlize for her birthday, and she did just that.

In the clip below the actress details how it made her “feel great” that Rihanna would go to such lengths to make her a gift, even if it was a troll worthy move. 

Okay, Rihanna, we see you. 

"Veronica Mars" Season 4 Trailer Revealed By Hulu

Hulu just dropped the teaser trailer to the fourth season Veronica Mars. Herein, we find ourselves fully involved once more in the adventures detective Veronica Mars, played by actress Kristin Bell (Bad Moms & Forgetting Sarah Marshall) as she sets out to uncover the culprits behind a series crimes. The new TV miniseries centers on the earlier teen noir drama television series and involves performances by other notable actors such as Frank Gallegos (Logan)

The mystery drama Veronica Mars first aired back in 2004 under an extension CW network, UPN. The show ran for three seasons and garnered 2.49 million American viewers in its season premiere. The series was nominated for multiple awards which include five Teen Choice Awards and two Satellite Awards. Following the show’s cancellation, series lead Kirstin Bell and show creator Rob Thomas initiated a fundraising campaign to finance a scripted feature film based on the show. The latter resulted in a total $2 million dollars within eleven hours the Kickstarter campaign’s launch. The film was released in 2013. 

Most recently, Hulu announced they would be reviving the show for a fourth season an eight-episode limited series scheduled to be released in full on July 26th, 2019. 

DeMar DeRozan Warns Spurs About Denver Home Crowd For Game 7

Despite being a number two seed in the Western Conference, the Denver Nuggets were always destined to have trouble with the San Antonio Spurs. The Spurs have always been a gritty team that knows how to push good teams to the brink elimination. Down 3-2 in the series last night, the Spurs defeated the Nuggets 120-103 last night which forced a game seven. With 25 points, DeMar DeRozan led the Spurs to victory and with the final game the series going in Denver, DeRozan wants to make sure his team can handle the raucous home crowd.

“We have to play] like we approached it tonight,” DeRozan told reporters according to Sporting News. “Eager, desperate, but under control, understanding what needs to be done, playing with smarts and it’s fun. You gotta go out there and have fun. You can lean on experience, but we gotta come ready, mentally more than anything. It’s going to be tough, we can’t get caught up in the crowd, we gotta understand it’s us versus them and everything is against us. Go out there, play free, play smart and just be ready.”

The Spurs will have a chance to complete the upset on Saturday. As right now, they’re the only series going to seven games unless, course, the Clippers defeat the Warriors tonight.

Flint Receives $77.7 Million In Funding To Fix Water Contamination

If you’re a resident Flint, Michigan, you’d be within your rights to fire f a cheeky response at the mere suggestion  federal intervention. Flint’s water supply has been a matter concern since 2014 after high levels lead were detected in the region’s filtration system. It’s taken the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act 2016 a whopping three years to secure a base level funding.

Flint Receives $77.7 Million In Funding To Fix Water Contamination

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As today, Flint will be receiving  $77.7 million in federal funding to undo the problem, monies accrued from the aforementioned Nation Act, in conjunction with a state-approved loan cleared for an excess $120 million in overall expenditures. 

“While we grateful for this funding it’s important to understand its not new funding,” said Flint’s Director Public Works in a statement to the press. “The federal government awarded this funding and is utilizing the MDEQ’s Drinking Water Revolving Fund as the mechanism to disperse it to the City Flint.”

The underlying projects that were okayed under this proviso aim to complete a secondary water source pipeline. The funding will also go towards improving the city’s pump station requirements and quotas, as well as the construction a chemical feed plant that will be used to monitor the water supply on a day-by-day basis.

Flint Receives $77.7 Million In To Funding To Fix Water Contamination

If you’re a resident Flint, Michigan, you’d be within your rights to fire f a cheeky response at the mere suggestion  federal intervention. Flint’s water supply has been a matter concern since 2014 after high levels lead were detected in the region’s filtration system. It’s taken the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act 2016 a whopping three years to secure a base level funding.

Flint  Receives $77.7 Million In To Funding To Fix Water Contamination

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As today, Flint will be receiving  $77.7 million in federal funding to undo the problem, monies accrued from the aforementioned Nation Act, in conjunction with a state-approved loan cleared for an excess $120 million in overall expenditures. 

“While we grateful for this funding it’s important to understand its not new funding,” said Flint’s Director Public Works in a statement to the press. “The federal government awarded this funding and is utilizing the MDEQ’s Drinking Water Revolving Fund as the mechanism to disperse it to the City Flint.”

The underlying projects that were okayed under this proviso aim to complete a secondary water source pipeline. The funding will also go towards improving the city’s pump station requirements and quotas, as well as the construction a chemical feed plant that will be used to monitor the water supply on a day-by-day basis.

Anderson .Paak Releases "Ventura" Album

Anderson .Paak didn’t make fans wait long for his follow-up to Oxnard. After releasing his Aftermath debut last November, the Grammy winner has returned with a new album titled Ventura.

Paak’s 11-track LP includes collaborations with André 3000, Smokey Robinson, Brandy, Jazmine Sullivan, Lalah Hathaway, Sonyae Elise and the late Nate Dogg.

Check out Paak’s Ventura stream, cover art and tracklist below.

Anderson .Paak Releases "Ventura" Album

1. Come Home f. André 3000
2. Make It Better f. Smokey Robinson
3. Reachin’ 2 Much f. Lalah Hathaway
4. Winners Circle
5. Good Heels f. Jazmine Sullivan
6. Yada Yada
7. King James
8. Chosen One f. Sonyae Elise
9. Jet Black f. Brandy
10. Twilight
11. What Can We Do? f. Nate Dogg

Tom Petty's Widow and His Two Daughters Are Now Fighting over His Estate

The battle for control of Tom Petty’s estate just got very, very ugly.

Dana Petty, Tom Petty’s widow, doesn’t exactly agree with his two grown adult daughters, Adria and Annakim.

So, she’s filed a civil lawsuit against them.

Filed in Los Angeles County court, Dana has accused Adria and Annakim of willfully attempting to frustrate her role as trustee.  Both daughters have made it ‘nearly impossible’ to manage the late singer’s estate.

Signaling out Adria, Dana claims Petty’s daughter has engaged in abusive behavior.  She has allegedly harassed Dana, the late singer’s managers, record labels, and his former bandmates. Her “erratic behavior,” for example, led to the delay of his posthumous Greatest Hits album.

In addition, Adria allegedly also held up the release of the 25th-anniversary reissue of his 1994 solo LP, Wildflowers.  Dana claims Adria ‘unfairly’ intervened in the deal with Warner Bros. Records.  She had rejected a $1 million offer for the album’s re-release.  The album would’ve included unreleased music.

Adria has fought back against these claims.

Filing her own petition, Tom Petty’s eldest daughter has claimed Dana has engaged in a conspiracy to prevent both her and Annakim from making key decisions.  Their father’s widow has deliberately failed to distribute Petty’s “artistic properties” into a limited liability company (LLC), per his will.

The LLC, Adria continues, would’ve allocated a third of Petty’s artistic properties to Dana.  The other two-thirds would legally belong to Adria and Annakim.

Adria has urged the court to order the funding for the LLC.  This would allow both of Petty’s daughters to have rights in the management of their father’s artistic property.

Adria’s petition notes Petty’s will has allowed Dana a six-month grace period to establish the fund.  Yet, over 16 months have already passed since he died.

The petition also notes Dana left both Adria and Annakim out of “marketing, promotional, and artistic considerations” in their father’s posthumous releases, including An American Treasure and The Best of Everything.

 


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AAF Suspends All Football Operations: Report

The Alliance American Football, aka the AAF, has been on the verge folding for the last few weeks and it now appears the league’s demise is imminent. 

Just eight weeks after the inaugural season kicked f, the AAF has reportedly decided to suspend all football operations today. 

Action Network’s Darren Rovell reports that Tom Dundon, owner the Carolina Hurricanes, bought a majority stake in mid-February, just after the AAF’s inaugural season kicked f.

AAF co-founders Charlie Ebersol and Bill Polian originally planned to develop the league for three years, with the ultimate goal becoming a “minor league” sorts for the NFL, but Dundon didn’t want to wait that long and he has apparently opted to stop funding the league.

According to Pro Football Talk’s Mike Florio,

“The move comes in the aftermath ominous comments from Tom Dundon, who became majority owner the AAF several weeks ago. Dundon committed $250 million in funding to the league, but he had the ability to pull funding, and he obviously has.”

“Last night, a source told PFT that the AAF needed roughly $20 million to get to the end its first season. Instead, the season will end with two weeks left in the regular season, and with a four-team postseason that never comes to fruition.”