What’s Trending? Hot Tub Deaths, Burger King Prank, and Springsteen Cancels NC Show
Gatlinburg authorities found two people dead in a rental cabin hot tub over the weekend. The man and woman were both in their early 60’s. Foul play is not suspected, but the circumstances surrounding their deaths continue to be investigated.
Refunds begin today for Bruce Springsteen’s canceled show in North Carolina. The boss scrapped last night’s show in Greensboro to protest the state’s new law… which bans transgender people from using public bathrooms of the gender they identify with. A protest over North Carolina’s new law will be held later today.
There was no gas leak and no need to smash the windows. But workers at a Minnesota Burger King didn’t know that. Police in the Minneapolis suburb of Coon Rapids say the manager and employees fell victim to a prank. They got a call claiming to be from the fire department. The caller said the restaurant could explode because of a gas leak, so they needed to relieve the pressure. Other fast food restaurants have been targeted in similar pranks in recent months.
The MTV Movie awards always attracts attention for its antics. “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” won Best Picture, but three commercials for films garnered all of the attention online. New clips from Captain America: Civil War, Suicide Squad, and Kong: Skull Island all premiered last night.
It was close, less than $50,000, but the Melissa McCarthy comedy “The Boss” debuted a-top the box office with over $23-million. The film cost just $29-million to make. After two weekends on top, “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” slipped to second place… and it’s just $4-million shy of the $300-million mark. “Zootopia” placed third.