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Have Blacks Abandoned Baseball?

Chris Rock did a guest spot on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, part of the show's 20th anniversary celebration.

His topic: why blacks have abandoned baseball.

He talks about growing up a baseball fan, when 20% of the players in Major League Baseball were black. Now, that number has dwindled, according to Chris, to about 8%.

But it's not about being black, it's about being a baseball fan.

Check out the promo, and if you like what you see, you can watch the whole episode here - it's uncensored, so be careful where you watch it or how loud the audio is...

 
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Chewing with Chewie

For some reason, people are taking the #TwizzlerChallenge to help raise autism awareness.

I don't see the correlation, but if it helps, who am I to question it.

You take a Twizzler in your mouth, and place the other end of the Twizzler in your partner's mouth, and chew on it like the two dogs chewing on a strand of spaghetti in Lady & the Tramp.

Jimmy Kimmel kicked off Autism Awareness Month at the beginning of April by taking the challenge with Rihanna.

And then he challenged Star Wars: A Force Awakens director JJ Abrams to take the challenge - with the biggest hairiest hero of them all, Chewbacca.

The other night, the pair stepped up. Check out the video - and who they passed the challenge to...

 
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It's Dropping Trou Coming Around the Post...

Things got a little cheeky in the first rate at the Canterbury race track in Sydney, Australia yesterday when jockey Blake Shinn's trouser elastic snapped as he rode Miss Royale toward the finish line.

Even with his backside on full display, he managed to finish second, right in front of a horse named Modesty.

This stuff you can't make up.

And while it was embarrassing, it didn't affect him much. He won the last race of the day on a horse named Eisenhower.

This time, his pants stayed fully on.

 
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Making FLOTUS's Day

How's this for a nice way for Michelle Obama to start her day?

The First Lady was entertaining some children of White House Staffers as part of Bring Your Daughters & Sons to Work Day.

One young lady asked Mrs. O who old she was, and when she answered, "51," the girl made a face.

Turns out she thought Mrs. O was "too young" to be 51.

Guess who got a big hug?

 
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How Do You Write "Uh Oh" in Arabic?

On Tuesday, Lindsay Lohan posted an inspirational message to Instagram.

On the bottom line, it read "You're beautiful." Above it were some Arabic characters, which everyone took to mean the same thing as the English phrase.

Not so much, according to experts. Lindsay had actually written, "You're an ass" in Arabic.

Yesterday, she posted this picture of a pocketbook, and referenced the now-deleted message, saying it was an inside joke with a friend.

"So, was already known what it was."

I'm not buying it. How about you?

 
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Don't Push Iron Man!

Robert Downey Jr. was sitting down for a series of interviews about Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Things are okay for the first four minutes, and then they start to go off the track when the reporter starts asking about RDJ's personal life.

You can tell he's very uncomfortable talking about his time in prison and struggling with addiction - "Are we promoting a movie?" RDJ asked.

The reporter refused to pick up on that cue and kept dwelling on the personal aspects.

Finally, RDJ got upset enough to walk out. And watch the reporter. He doesn't get why...

 
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Chris Pratt Crushed by a Noahsaurus

Chris Pratt visited the Ellen show this week and agreed to play a game of "Dino Right, Dino Wrong" against Ellen's little buddy, Noah Ritter.

It was a trivia game about dinosaurs, and given that Chris just wrapped up Jurassic World, you'd expect him to have the edge.

Think again.

This kid Noah is good. Check out the competition.

 
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The Age of Adaline



Not gonna lie; I'm biased against romantic dramas. I think a steady diet of Twilights, Nicholas Sparks' recycled crap and a mix of social and genetic dislike has all soured me on the genre. There was something about The Age of Adaline that looked intriguing though. Maybe it was the slight science-fiction plot of a main character who never ages. Maybe it was that it's a period film through the entire 20th Century. Maybe it's just that Blake Lively is insanely attractive. Whatever the reason was that made me open to the idea that this could be something different, I'm glad it exists because it was a film I enjoyed quite a bit.

Director Lee Toland Krieger has a few feature films under his belt but nothing that you've seen...hell, it's nothing I've even seen; and I see a lot. This is by far his biggest film in scope and budget and he pulled it off with the precision that made me think he was a seasoned Hollywood veteran. Despite most of the film taking place in our current year, the entire movie feels timeless and could've been made in any of the decades featured. His choice of lighting and lenses create a nostalgic haze to the screen that seems to be lost in the world of HD and it made everything seem slightly surreal and magical.

I'm fully convinced that Blake Lively is the total package. Yes, it's true that she's one of the most beautiful actresses working today but her look is so classic that she seems absolutely in place for every decade chosen for a flashback. That perfect look isn't just from hair and costumes but a type of face that has always been and will always be a desired leading lady. Aside from all that though, Lively gives a subtle but stellar performance. A fellow critic, who did not like The Age of Adaline, was complaining about her as we left the theater. She said that she seemed cold and distant from the entire film. I think this was a deliberate choice since the character is filled with nothing but sadness as she's forced into a life where everyone ages and dies around her and she must become an island.

The other two performances that are noteworthy are Harrison Ford who gives one of his best performances in the last decade. He's vulnerable in a way we haven't seen since his Regarding Henry days and is a deep breath of fresh air whenever he appears on the screen. The other is from Dutch actor Michiel Huisman (HBO's Game of Thrones, World War Z). It seems in Hollywood that the more attractive you are the less likely it is that you're also a good actor. That doesn't seem to be the case with Huisman who pulls off likable version of Christian Grey (minus the sex beatings), who's funny, charming and far from annoying. He's someone that even the men in the audience will enjoy simply based on his "every-man" persona which he pulls off despite his character's wealth. (Think Mr. Big in Sex and the City.)

There are moments where The Age of Adaline can't avoid veering down Cliche Ave for a moment or two but don't let that distract you from the emotional powerhouse that some of the scenes are executed with. One scene in particular made me cry harder than I have at a movie in a few years and the slobbering snorts and blubbers around me confirmed that I wasn't alone. There will be some disappointed that it's too convenient or not science-fiction enough but as a total product, I found Adaline to be a very enjoyable romantic drama that manages to have a little something for everyone.

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Get to know Anjali!



Anjali is opening the Kalin & Myles show tonight at Ace Of Spades! Get to know this new talented singer with a very cool Sacramento connection!
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New Instagram Standards?

Over the weekend, a woman in Scotland posted pictures of herself to Instagram, showing what her belly looked like after delivering twins.

Her account was deactivated by Instagram within two minutes, according to most sources, for violating Instagram's decency rules.

She's wearing a fairly modest bra and sweat pants. Her belly is fully exposed, showing her stretch marks.

This is indecent, according to Instagram.

Mostly naked pictures of the Kardashians, on the other hand, are completely okay.

Something ain't right here!
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