Titus O’Neil suspended for… ^ that. [February 9th, 2016]
You know, I’m honestly shocked. I had planned on writing a piece about Titus O’Neil’s singles push lately, but apparently, he was sent home from SmackDown last night and suspended. Why? Because he playfully grabbed WWE Chairman Vince McMahon’s arm as he made his exit after the Daniel Bryan farewell address. As you can see above, McMahon playfully shoved him back and everyone around laughed about it. Though it looks playful and like nobody involved was hurt in any way, O’Neil has been suspended for 60 days. This, of course, means that he won’t be competing on WrestleMania weekend.
I’m shocked by this. Honestly. It seemed to me like lately, O’Neil has gotten non-stop praise for his work in various communities and for giving the company such a great public image. Between his work in treating the homeless to dinner and showing up at schools to rewarding children for reading with SmackDown tickets, O’Neil has done absolutely nothing but exhume goodness and been beyond a positive role model for anyone who hears his name. This doesn’t make him invincible, however, as we won’t be seeing O’Neil until April, when he’ll make his return on what I’m guessing will be an episode of WWE Superstars.
The only good news regarding any of this is that it gives O’Neil two months off from his hectic WWE schedule, allowing the 38-year old athlete time to spend with his family. It’s likely that we’ll be seeing his name pop up a lot over the next two months in regards to his work with helping people and encouraging people to better themselves.
Stevie said, “Okay, just imagine a white horse in the garden…” And she spun a beautiful, dreamlike visual. Then the next day, she woke up and looked out her window and a big trailer was arriving with a white horse in it. She was ecstatic. (…) The place became a crazy house. Suddenly you couldn’t tell if it was a film set or the interior of Stevie’s mind.
“I like to carve sculptures out of
crayons. I started doing it to pass the time on the set of the Harry
Potter films. Throw an idea at me and I’ll turn it into a crayon
sculpture – anything from a baby squirrel to Harvey Keitel’s head. My
favourites are busts of Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln and Bill Murray.
I’m about to do a Ronnie Corbett, which would require a smaller crayon.“ - Rupert Grint.
Severus: Mama, did I change my diapers when I was a baby?
Me: No, you were a baby. You couldn’t change your own diapers or go to the bathroom by yourself. That’s why we were there to help.
Severus: Well that’s rude!
Me: What’s rude, Love?
Severus: I made you get all big and fat in your uterus, and then you had to CHANGE MY POOP DIAPERS!? I’m sorry I was rude, Mama.
Me: Thank you, but you were a baby, Sevie. It wasn’t rude. I’m very glad that I grew you in my uterus, I thank it every day for that. And changing your diapers was easy, now you don’t need my help anymore. My job is to help you grow, and I’m happy to do it.
Severus: I’m glad that you’re my Mama, but I think you need to work harder at making grow, because I’m still very small.
Former Tough Enough contestant Gabi Castrovinci suffers jaw fracture, loses tooth in a match [February 6th, 2016]
You may remember Gabi Castrovinci from last year’s Tough Enough. Unfortunately, she’s making headlines in the wrestling world, but not for the right reasons.
Last weekend, Castrovinci was involved in a triple threat match in Miami, Florida for WXW, where she took on Raquel and Regina. During the match, Gabi was cornered and hit with several stiff shots that left her with bruises, a knocked out tooth, and a fractured jaw. The photos above were posted on Castrovinci’s Snapchat account and chronicle the aftereffects of a rough night.
According to another talent who was on the show, Castrovinci was pulled aside in the locker room afterward by one of the wrestlers in the match, who apologized. After which, Castrovinci would mingle with fans and take pictures with those who requested them. It’s possible that Castrovinci was just acceptant of what had happened to her and was willing to show that she wasn’t going to cower and run. This is a tactic I’ve seen used by many wrestlers who get stiff-shotted or attacked at shows. Regarding the incident, Castrovinci posted:
I’m fearless, I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.
If you’re interested in seeing videos of the attack, click here.
[Issa] Out in London, April and August  // Boodles Boxing Ball  // Starlight Children’s Foundation Gala Dinner  // Wedding of David Jardine-Paterson and Emilia D'Erlanger  // Wedding of Harry Meade and Rosemarie Bradford  // Engagement Announcement  // Out in London  // North American Tour, Day One and Two 
Dr. Shelby says ‘goodbye’ to Daniel Bryan [February 9th, 2016]
I feel genuinely sorry for anyone who didn’t have the pleasure of seeing the Team Hell No / Dr. Shelby story. It was, legitimately, the most entertaining stuff from late 2012 and early 2013. I’m sure I’m not alone in saying that I would immediately purchase a Team Hell No documentary DVD set. This is Michael Aspinwall in character as Dr. Shelby, bidding farewell to Daniel Bryan and giving some anger advice to all his fans.
Behind The Song: Steve Nicks with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“It was Stevie Nicks’ mission in life that I should write her a song,” Tom Petty said.
“Most people would agree that Tom Petty pulled off one of the great duets in rock history when he penned “Stop Draggin’ My Heart Around” and joined Stevie Nicks on the justly celebrated recording. The only problem with that story is that the song wasn’t meant to be a duet at all.”