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Allow Me To Introduce Everyone’s Next Obsession: Pet Pajamas Exist And Every Pet Needs Some



Let’s go ahead and get something out of the way right from the jump: I am very into dressing my animals up.

At any given point, you will find some combination of the following animals in my home: three dogs, one cat, a gecko, and two fish. Sadly, as far as I know, outfits and costumes do not exist for geckos and fish. Happily, as I am familiar with, costumes and outfits do exist for dogs and cats.

I don’t know exactly what made me consult the great oracle that is Google to query whether or not pet pajamas exist, but if you’ve ever wondered the same thing, let me tell you: they do.

They do, and they are glorious.

I also don’t really know why you would ever put pajamas on your mammalian friends, especially since they have all that fur that is there to keep them happy and cozy, but the human mind is a funny organ and sometimes, you just want what you want.

This one is dedicated to my fellow compatriots in animal dressing: Here are all the pet pajamas I’m obsessed with right now.


Erick Rowan On How He Would Keep Getting Tattoos Without Asking WWE




Erick Rowan recently took part in a Q & A with Pro Wrestling Junkies and discussed whether he has any interest in reuniting with current AEW TNT Champion, Brodie Lee by joining the Dark Order. Rowan said while he isn’t opposed to the idea, he questions whether now would be the right time to make that happen.

“I’m not really sure how to answer that question because I’m not used to him being the leader,” Rowan said with a laugh. “I’ll have to watch a little bit more of his stuff. Yeah, I’d love to lock back up with Brodie and get back together, but there’s a place and a time for it, you know? Now just might not be the right time.”

Rowan hasn’t appeared on professional wrestling programming since his departure from WWE. He did share that he has a movie scheduled to release next year, and that he’s been training to stay ready for his return to pro wrestling. He admits that he doesn’t want to join a company where he will be lost in the shuffle begging for TV time again.

“You can catch me in a movie called, ‘Ghost Of The Ozarks’ coming out in 2021,” Rowan revealed. “I’m just not saying no to anything, and seeing what all is out there besides wrestling. Wrestling right now is so slow, and so many people that were let go are showing up and popping up in these other companies, and there’s only a few companies out there. So it’s like, if we have all these people go to the other companies, then it’s just going to be the same thing – too many guys trying to get pushed at once.

“So, I’ll let them do what they need to do,” Rowan added. “Once live crowds come back, hopefully I’ll be back. The movies are just an avenue that I want to explore and something I’ve always been interested in. This has just afforded me the opportunity to explore it, which is nice. I’ve been hitting the ring and shaking the ring rust off. I’m staying ready; always ready. Wrestling is my first love, so, we’ll see.”

Rowan was later asked by a fan about his abundance of tattoos. Rowan noted that you are supposed to ask WWE’s permission before getting tattoos, but his ring attire hid a lot of it, so he just kept getting them done without asking anybody.

“So, I started getting tattoos in 2013 or 2014 when I got hurt,” Rowan said. “I had the surgery and was keeping my mind off it, so I started getting the leg tatted, and then ended up getting a sleeve, then the other leg. Then once we started the Bludgeon Brothers, we were wearing the cuffs on the ring attire that covered most of it, so I didn’t have to ask permission. Most people have to ask permission because WWE owns everything to do with your likeness.

“I decided to get that all done without asking,” Rowan added. “And then it was like, ‘Well, they obviously haven’t noticed or don’t care, so let’s get the rest of it done.’ I just started showing it when working with Daniel Bryan.”

If you use any of the quotes in this article, please credit Pro Wrestling Junkies with a h/t to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.

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Where Is Convicted Murderer Jeffrey MacDonald Now? Here’s the Update in His Case




Back in 1979, the murder trial of Jeffrey MacDonald both gripped and polarized the nation. The former United States Army officer and physician was accused and convicted of killing his pregnant wife and two daughters in their North Carolina home in 1970. 

In the decades since the brutal slayings took place, MacDonald has always maintained his innocence. He alleged that four intruders — three males and one female — were the true culprits, and that the murders occurred during a robbery gone wrong.

While there was other evidence to suggest that the doctor was guilty, investigators were also struck by the fact that MacDonald himself had survived. 

In 2012, writer Errol Morris published a true crime book entitled A Wilderness of Error about the reasonable doubt in the case, including mistakes made by investigators at the crime scene. 

The book has been turned into a series for FX with the same name, and it is set to premiere on Sept. 25.  

Continue reading for the latest Jeffrey MacDonald update — including if he can still appeal, and where he is currently being imprisoned. 

Where is Jeffrey MacDonald now in 2020?

MacDonald went on trial in the summer of 1979, and he was convicted of one count of first-degree murder (for the death of his daughter, Kristen MacDonald), and two counts of second-degree murder (for the deaths of his wife, Colette MacDonald, and his other daughter, Kimberley MacDonald).

The prosecution argued that Colette MacDonald had allowed daughter Kristen to sleep on Jeffrey MacDonald’s side of the bed on Feb. 17, 1970.

After Kristen wet the bed, they surmised that the physician got angry and violent toward his wife. They claimed that, when he thought he had killed his wife, he harmed his daughters so that there would be no witnesses. 

Colette MacDonald was pregnant with a boy at the time of the killings. Jeffrey MacDonald was the one who called 911. Jeffrey MacDonald claimed that intruders had come in while he was sleeping on the couch, and that he woke up when his wife and daughter began to scream. 

Source: FX

Compelling pieces of evidence against MacDonald included his lack of significant wounds, and that there was an Esquire magazine found in his living room that detailed the Tate-LaBianca murders by members of the Manson Family. The word “Pig” was written on the headboard of the bed in Colette MacDonald’s blood (the word pig was written in blood during the Manson murders a few years earlier).

Authorities later learned that MacDonald had been having affairs during his six-year marriage. 

A woman named Helena Stoeckley confessed to taking part in the murders, and she said that her boyfriend and two others had participated as well. According to Stoeckley, the three men, who were in the Army, were concerned about MacDonald’s harsh stance on drug use in the base. She said that they were using illegal substances, and they snapped. 

She was 17 years old at the time of the crime. Stoeckley was a witness in MacDonald’s 1979 trial. She had made several contradictory statements about her role in the events in the years between the murder and the trial.

Source: FX

MacDonald was convicted of the murders in August of 1979, and he is currently serving out his three life sentences at the Federal Correctional Institute in Cumberland, Md. 

The now 76-year-old got married to a woman named Kathryn in 2002. The two wed in California, where MacDonald was imprisoned at the time. He was transferred to Maryland in order to be closer to his bride. She believes in her husband’s innocence. 

Can Jeffrey MacDonald appeal?

MacDonald’s legal representation appealed the conviction on the grounds that he was not given the right to a fair and speedy trial, which is protected by the Sixth Amendment. Because nine years separated the murders and the eventual trial, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals reversed the conviction in 1980. 

He was released from prison in August of 1980, and he returned to his work as a physician. 

In December of 1980, the appeal application was denied by the Fourth Circuit Court in a 5-5 decision.

The United States Supreme Court voted to hear the case in 1981, and they later determined in 1982 that MacDonald had not been denied the right to a speedy trial.

Other appeals were denied in 1983, 1985, 1991, and 1992. A 2006 appeal was filed on the basis of Stoeckley’s testimony, and new information that her mother had heard her confess to participating in the murders on multiple occasions. 

Source: FX

Another appeal was filed in 2011, but in 2014, the conviction was upheld again. 

MacDonald was reportedly up for parole in May of 2020, but he is still in prison. According to a 2017 article from People, he would have to admit to the murders in order to get released. He has never confessed to the killings. 

A Wilderness of Error premieres on Friday, Sept. 25 at X p.m. on FX. The five episodes will also be available to stream on Hulu the day after they air. 

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2020 Tony Award nominations preview: a slew of critically acclaimed plays take aim at top Broadway honors




The 2020 Tony Awards may represent a shortened Broadway season, but there is a wealth of contenders to consider for the play categories. Fall and winter on the rialto is chock full of non-musical dramas, which will make for plenty of tense races at this year’s ceremony. To help you predict which productions and performers might come out on top this year, you’ll find my best insights into the potential nominees for the play categories below.

SEE 2020 Tony Awards: Every eligible contender from the shortened 2019-2020 Broadway season

Best Play

There are ten eligible dramas from the 2019-2020 season, which should give us five nomination slots. The two biggest conversation starters of the fall were “The Inheritance” by Matthew Lopez and “Slave Play” by Jeremy O. Harris. Both should easily land a spot. I’m also betting that Adam Rapp grabs a slot for “The Sound Inside.” He’s won acclaim for years Off-Broadway, and nominators will be eager to highlight his Broadway debut.

The final two slots could go several ways. I think the love for Tracy Letts will help propel “Linda Vista” to a nomination, even if some audiences found the main character too unlikeable. “Sea Wall/A Life,” two short plays from Simon Stephens and Nick Payne, respectively, is a possibility. But voters may opt out of rewarding one acts. “A Christmas Carol” was praised for the new adaptation by Jack Thorne and it’s engrossing visuals, but a holiday themed play has never competed in this category. “My Name is Lucy Barton” and “The Height of the Storm” seem to be remembered for star performances more than their script, and this category has increasingly been tied to the writer in recent years. So I think “Grand Horizons” by Bess Wohl will fill out the category. The play depicts marriage issues in an aging relationship in a way that isn’t often seen.

Revival of a Play

With just four contenders, this will be a three nominee category. “Betrayal” was a box office hit thanks to the star power of Tom Hiddleston and Charlie Cox. “A Soldier’s Play” features powerhouse performances and feels more “important” than the other revivals. “Frankie and Johnny in the Clair de Lune” didn’t get the audience turnout it deserved, but the production should still make the cut thanks to two dynamite performances and the desire to honor the late Terrence McNally. That means “The Rose Tattoo,” which received a chilly reception, will get left out in the cold.

Director of a Play

The three perceived frontrunners for Best Play should easily get their directors nominated. Stephen Daldry had the most massive undertaking of the bunch with “The Inheritance,” Robert O’Hara helped chart the wild tonal shifts of “Slave Play,” and David Cromer crafted an almost uncomfortable sense of intimacy with “The Sound Inside.” They all should look out for “A Christmas Carol” director Matthew Warchus. Even if the play fails to make the top category, the massive cast and sprawling set he had to wrangle make Warchus a huge threat here. I suspect Kenny Leon will take the remaining spot for “A Soldier’s Play,” but there are several directors nipping at his heels. Leigh Silverman (“Grand Horizons”), Jamie Lloyd (“Betrayal”), and Arin Arbus (“Frankie and Johnny”) are all poised to make a surprise.

SEE 2020 Tony Awards: The show will go on virtually this fall

Lead Actress in a Play

Mary-Louise Parker gave a career defining performance in “The Sound Inside” and leads the pack here. She faces tough competition from Laura Linney, who is looking for her first Tony win with the solo show “My Name is Lucy Barton,” and Joaquina Kalukango, who became a critical darling for a brutally raw performance in “Slave Play.”

The final slot is a close call between Audra McDonald (“Frankie and Johnny”), Zawe Ashton (“Betrayal”), and Eileen Atkins (“The Height of the Storm”). In a close race, I’m leaning towards all time Tony Awards champ McDonald in a baity Terrence McNally role.

Lead Actor in a Play

This is a race without a clear frontrunner. “The Inheritance” has three eligible lead actors, and the big question is how many of them will get in? Andrew Burnap seems like the safest bet thanks to his explosive and tragic role, and Olivier winner Kyle Soller should also make the cut for his sympathetic performance. Samuel H. Levine played two characters which allowed him to show range. However, the role feels like it belongs in the Featured Actor race, which could push him out of contention. “Betrayal” presents a similar prediction conundrum with both Charlie Cox and Tom Hiddelston contending in this category. If only one can make it, I give a slight edge to Hiddelston. Both men were widely praised however, and nominators might just check off both names.

One contender who won’t have to worry about splitting support with costars is Ian Barford. Even if his character makes dubious choices in the play, Barford should easily land a nomination for his towering performance. If any of these contenders falter, Jake Gyllenhaal (“Seawall/A Life”), Jonathan Pryce (“The Height of the Storm”), and Michael Shannon (“Frankie and Johnny”) would make worthy nominees.

Featured Actress in a Play

Lois Smith is the early favorite here. The stage legend has never won a Tony Award, and this small but mighty role gave her the perfect opportunity to show why she’s long been treasured by New York audiences. But plenty of women had roles with more stage time than Smith this season, and could provide stiff competition. Chief among those actresses is Sally Murphy, excellent in “Linda Vista” at portraying hopeful highs and heartbreaking lows of a doomed romance. Annie McNamara should also score here for “Slave Play,” thanks to her comedic moments dealing with white guilt and a wild sex scene.

There are four major contenders, from two plays, looking to fill the remaining two slots. In “A Christmas Carol,” Tony winners Andrea Martin and LaChanze embody the Ghost of Christmas Past and Ghost of Christmas Present, respectively. It’s usually a bad idea to bet against these women when it comes to Tony nominations, but I’m going out on a limb for two performances from “Grand Horizons.” Ashley Park is quickly proving to be one of the most versatile Broadway performers and should snatch a nomination for her scene stealing work. And most pundits thought Jane Alexander would be placed in Lead Actress for this role, but now that she’s in Featured she might just have the largest role of the bunch.

Featured Actor in a Play

The expected showdown here is David Alan Grier (“A Soldier’s Play”) vs. Paul Hilton (“The Inheritance”). I have no idea who will win that close race, but safe to say I’d be shocked if either actor missed a nomination. Of course, the four men of “Slave Play” might have something to say about the race. But their chances at winning may come down to just how many of them are nominated. I’m betting that Paul Alexander Nolan (who shares the brutal final act with Joaquina Kalukango) and Ato Blankson-Wood (who is asked to do plenty of emotional heavy lifting) make the cut. James Cusati-Moyer and Sullivan Jones are certainly in the running, but it’s difficult to score four nominations in a single category.

Who takes the last slot? John Benjamin Hickey (“The Inheritance”) would make a great choice, but his role is fairly subdued for most of the play. If voters are looking for more of a scene chewer they might opt for Michael Urie or James Cromwell of “Grand Horizons” or Will Hochman for “The Sound Inside.”

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