If Suburbarazzi’s photo album of Bill Murray’s skydive Friday afternoon didn’t have enough frames or sound for your liking, click here for the Associated Press’ two-minute YouTube video of the Sneden’s Landing resident’s leap over Chicago.
Just before his jump, two-and-a-half miles above his native city, Murray was asked by a videographer if things could get any better. His reply?
Well, I suppose we could be landing in the middle of Wrigley Field for the final game of the World Series.
Considering the Cubs’ luck over the last century, I wouldn’t be surprised if Murray’s hypothetical landing knocked over Kosuke Fukudome as he attempted to make a run-of-the-mill catch, causing the winning runs to score en route to the Angels’ sweep. And even as a die-hard Yankee fan, I like the Cubs. I’m just sayin’.
DMX, the rapper that lately has given me more standup material than good albums, will be in jail for a while after being arrested last week for failing to show up for a court hearing in Arizona.
A Phoenix judge has decided DMX will probably stay in jail until his next court date in October â€” the same month he said during his last court appearance that he’ll drop his next album. I can just imagine what’s going through his head right now:
Bill Murray flew into Chicago today. And, boy, is his tandem parachute partner tired.
With Army Staff Sgt. Joe Jones of the Golden Knights skydiving team strapped to his back, the Sneden’s Landing resident found a safe landing on North Avenue beach in the Windy City just after 4 p.m. EST today at the Chicago Air and Water Show.
The Chicago Tribune said a crowd of thousands greeted him with loud applause. Also according to the Trib:
Laughing and looking relieved as soldiers unhooked him from the parachute harness, Murray waved to the crowd and feigned limpness as he shuffled toward smiling officials in the reviewing stand next to the North Avenue Beach House.
Near the end of the jump from 13,500 feet, the tandem struck up an odd conversation once the parachute opened, according to Jones:
We talked about golf. Not even really about Caddyshack.
I would have discussed the metaphysical and socioeconomic implications of “Ghostbusters,” myself, but to each his own. A 13-photo slideshow of the comic’s afternoon adventures is after the break. Continue reading
Raise your hand if you’re an Oscar nominee who’s skydived for our collective amusement. (Put your hand down, Judi Dench.)
Shortly after 4 p.m. EST today, Sneden’s Landing resident Bill Murray hopes to add his name to that very short list.
Working with the U.S.O. of Illinois, the Second City native will be doing a tandem jump with the Golden Knights skydiving team at the Chicago Air and Water Show this afternoon. The Chicago Tribune is updating its story about Murray’s jump as more information becomes available, so keep reloading that page for updates.
Murray turns 58 next month and yet, at half his age, the only thrill I want to have on my plane ride is choosing between “SportsCenter” and commercial-free episodes of “The Simpsons” on the TV screen in front of me.
(AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
It’s like Ed McMahon won his own Publisher’s Clearing House contest.
To borrow his legalese from those old commercials, it appears the former talk-show sidekick “may already have won” freedom from immediate worry stemming from the foreclosure of his Beverly Hills mansion, thanks to Donald Trump.
Although the details were still being worked out, the Westchester real estate maven said would it “would be an honor” to help him by buying it for an undisclosed amount and leasing it to McMahon, according to yesterday’s Los Angeles Times.
McMahon, 85, has lived in the house for 18 years, but his family once called Bronxville home. He had defaulted on $4.8 million in mortgage loans with Countrywide Financial Corp.
“I don’t know the man, but I grew up watching him on TV,” Trump told the L.A. Times. “When I was at the Wharton School of Business, I’d watch him every night. How could this happen?”
Maybe it was lofty spending beyond McMahon’s means. Maybe his divorce settlements took unexpected tolls. Maybe his daughter’s legal fees spiraled out of control. Or maybe he invested tens of millions in “Tonight Show” action figures. OK, that last one isn’t likely, but I like the image of his mansion basement packed with thousands of tiny plastic Doc Severinsens holding trumpet rocket launchers. Collect them all!
Trump’s offer seems generous, but let’s hope McMahon doesn’t have to compete on “The Celebrity Apprentice” to win back his house. That’d be a dramatic finale:
“Ed, you’re fired. Steve Guttenberg, welcome to Ed McMahon’s mansion!”
(AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
DMX has officially become the Michael Phelps of celebrity arrests.
We mentioned earlier this week that a Phoenix judge issued a warrant for DMX’s arrest after the rapper failed to appear for a court hearing.
(Correction: In a previous post, I had said DMX was in court for his identity theft case. Instead, he was supposed to be there for his drug possession case. My bad yo. It’s pretty easy to mix up these DMX cases when you have a gabajillion zillion of them to keep track of).
Anywho, instead of showing up to court in Phoenix, DMX was in Miami getting ready to go to a rehab facility.
Its amazing to me how DMX has been arrested so many times and never does serious times behind bars. His wrist has been slapped more times than Amy Winehouse in a back alley on a Tuesday night.
(AP Photo/Louis Lanzano)
Music producer icon Clive Davis of Pound Ridge helped Billy Joel, Mayor Mike Bloomberg and others hold a press conference yesterday to announce the November opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Annex in SoHo.
A photographer at the event snapped this Davis photo, which either has no depth perception or showcases a Paul Bunyan-sized guitar. I’m going to pretend the latter, because it looks like that six-string is preparing to take the podium to deliver a speech and/or bust out some “Freebird.”
Another equally curious photo from yesterday’s press conference is one with Davis and Bloomberg offering a two-gun salute. And while I don’t necessarily agree with BestWeekEver.tv’s Dan Hopper that it’s “scientifically the most non-rocking thing that exists,” I’m not going to pretend I didn’t laugh at that assessment.
(AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Yonkers native James Blake needed only two sets to upset Swiss phenom Roger Federer in Olympic tennis earlier today.
It’s his first time beating Federer — the No. 1 player in the world — in nine tries.
Federer, who hocks five-bladed razors with fellow clean-shaven sports celebs Tiger Woods and Derek Jeter, is one of the world’s best athletes about whom few Americans care. To me, he’s like “Gone With The Wind.” I’m sure I’d be really impressed by watching both, but frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.
Blake, however, is a classy, bright guy with a winning combo of personality and humility. And he’s an amazing story to boot: In addition to overcoming scoliosis as a child, in 2004 alone he endured a broken neck, the death of his father and a nasty case of shingles. Plus, he was a high school classmate of John Mayer and attended Harvard University before dropping out to pursue his tennis career.
James Blake: The best a man can get.
(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Mount Vernon-raised P. Diddy told New York Magazine he could win the U.S. Olympic team a gold medal (in bed).
Diddy was asked if he were to compete in the Olympics, his dream gold medal would be for “who could have sex the longest. I think that’s an event I can do well in. And probably who could stay up the longest.”
Take that Michael Phelps! He thought he told you that he won’t stop, he thought he told you that he wont stop!
Diddy clarified to the reporter “Just so you know, that’s supposed to be funny. Even though I am serious.”
When asked who he’d compete against, he said “Whoever’s up for the challenge.”
If that was an Olympic event, I’m sure Diddy would have some stiff competition.
AP Photo/Stuart Ramson)
This week, John Edwards gets Woodruff’d! Plus Denzel shows Mount Vernon some love and why I’m popping my collar for America.
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This week’s quiz: Which TV show might New Rochelle resident Laurence Fishburne be joining?
A. Law and Order SVU
D. I Wanna Work for Diddy While Having a Flavor of Love for New York Because Hogan Knows Best
Rapper DMX failed to appear in court yesterday in connection to an identity theft charge stemming from him allegedly faking his name at a health clinic in April.
A Phoenix judge has issued a warrant for his arrest and raised his bond to $25,000.
UPDATE:Â MTV News is reporting DMX didn’t show up to his hearing because his lawyer said the rapper has checked into a Miami hospital for an undisclosed illness.
As you remember last time the rapper, who has a home in Westchester, was in court, he responded to reporters about the identity theft charges by rapping and plugging his album expected to hit stores on Oct. 14.
I feel bad for whomever got their identity stolen by DMX. That’s why he/she should have went to Freeeeeeeeeeeecreditreport.com
Hat tip to Suburbarazzi alumnus Ted Mann for the scoop.
(AP Photo/Tribune Entertainment)
Now that the Batman movies are blazing hot in Hollywood these days, speculation has been very heavy on Angelina Jolie landing the role of Catwoman if director Christopher Nolan decides to include the feline nemesis in the next Batman film.
Page Six reports that porn star Tera Patrick (whom I have no idea who she is because I am a good little Muslim boy) is encouraging Jolie to pursue the role. Apparently the two are really good friends.
UPDATE: I was doing a Google search for pictures of Tera Patrick to post on this blog, and let’s just say it was really awkward for me to explain what I was doing to one of my co-workers as she walked past my desk.
(AP Photo/ABC, Ida Mae Astute)