Steve Rannazzisi Dropped By Buffalo Wild Wings Following 9/11 Confession
So, Buffalo Wild Wings has pulled their TV spot starring The League’s Steve Rannazzisi, following the actor’s confession that, contrary to the story he’s been telling for 14 years, he did not escape death during the attack on the World Trade Center on 9/11. Rannazzisi apologized in a statement on Wednesday, saying:
“I don’t know why I said this. This was inexcusable. I am truly, truly sorry. For many years, more than anything, I have wished that, with silence, I could somehow erase a story told by an immature young man. It only made me more ashamed. How could I tell my children to be honest when I hadn’t come clean about this? …
It was profoundly disrespectful to those who perished and those who lost loved ones. The stupidity and guilt I have felt for many years has not abated. It was an early taste of having a public persona, and I made a terrible mistake. All I can ask is for forgiveness.”
Decent apology, I guess, but I don’t know that immaturity leads a person to lie for over a decade about barely escaping death in the country’s worst terror attack since Pearl Harbor. Immaturity leads a person to, like, toilet paper a house, you know? [Us Weekly]
Megan Fox, fresh from her split from husband David Silver, I mean, Brian Austin Green, will be guesting on “New Girl” while star Zooey Deschanel is on maternity leave. According to EW:
Several episodes into the season, Deschanel’s Jess will find herself on sequestered during jury duty (and will not appear in the show). During that period, Fox’s character will rent out Jess’ room. Fox plays “Reagan,” described as a “gorgeous, straight-shooting pharmaceutical sales rep who comes to town on business and shakes things up in the loft.”
Sure, okay, why not. [EW]
We are in complete agreement with Rebecca Traister, who calls for ending the sexualization of Muppets. [The Cut]
Chris Brown, who is forever The Worst, is a person of interest in a sexual assault investigation in Denver, that allegedly occurred after a music video shoot.
“TMZ reports a woman, who was not part of the production crew, claimed she was ‘forcibly thrown off Brown’s bus after refusing to give up her cell phone.'”
She has filed a report for third-degree assault and named Brown in her complaint. [7News Denver]
Kris Jenner hasn’t yet come around to calling Caitlyn Jenner by her first name, calling her “Jenner” instead. Hey, at least she’s not still calling her Bruce? [People]
Gavin Rossdale is apparently “desperate” to win back estranged wife Gwen Stefani, from whom he is separated after allegedly cheating during their 13-year marriage. According to Radar Online, Rossdale is “lost without her.” Also probably a lot broker too. [Radar Online]
Take 15 seconds out of your day to watch this adorable Instagram video of Beyonce, Jay Z and little Blue on vacation in Italy. Then spend the rest of the day being depressed that your weekend plans include doing laundry and going on a second date with an OKCupid match you don’t find particularly interesting. TGIF!!!