Juicy Jawns: Gritty is Officially On the "Tiger King" Bandwagon

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PHILLY IS NOW IN THE “COMMUNITY SPREAD” PHASE OF COVID-19 SO IN AN EFFORT TO STOP PEOPLE FROM GETTING CLOSE AND GATHERING IN GROUPS, PHILADELPHIA HAS STARTED TAKING DOWN BASKETBALL RIMS AT POPULAR PARKS. IN ADDITION, MAYOR JIM KENNEY SAID, “I DON’T WANT TO BACKTRACK ON CLOSING STREETS AND OPENING TRAILS...BUT THE MORE YOU CAN STAY HOME, THE BETTER YOU’RE SERVING YOUR FELLOW PHILADELPHIANS.”

WE ALREADY KNOW THAT IN AN UPCOMING LIMITED TV SERIES, SNL’S KATE MCKINNON WILL PLAY CAROL BASKIN, THE RIVAL OF THE TIGER KING IN THE NETFLIX DOCUMENTARY. BUT DAX SHEPHERD AND ED NORTON ARE IN A LIGHTHEARTED FEUD ABOUT WHO WILL PLAY JOE EXOTIC HIMSELF. DAVID SPADE IS ALSO A POPULAR OPTION.

JERSEY IS ONE OF ONLY TWO STATES THAT DOESN'T HAVE SELF-SERVE GAS PUMPING. OREGON IS THE OTHER STATE AND ALTHOUGH THEY’VE TEMPORARILY LIFTED THE PRACTICE, JERSEY GOVERNOR PHIL MURPHY TWEETED THIS:

SOME RETAILERS IN PHILLY, MANY IN CENTER CITY, HAVE STARTED BOARDING UP THEIR STOREFRONTS. BUSINESS OWNERS FEAR AS THIS LOCKDOWN CONTINUES, POSSIBLE LOOTING WILL BEGIN, SO CLOTHING AND FURNITURE STORES, RESTAURANTS, LIQUOR STORES AND MORE LOOK AS IF THEY WERE DOWN THE SHORE AND A HURRICANE WAS COMING.

SHAQUILLE O’NEAL IS RESPONDED ON HIS PODCAST TO BACKLASH BECAUSE HE WENT TO AND WAS SHOWN AT THE GW ZOO, PROFILED IN NETFLIX’S TIGER KING DOCUMENTARY.

AND IF YOU’RE RUNNING OUT OF SWEET SNACKS AT HOME, GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE NOW DELIVERING. GO TO GIRLSCOUTS.ORG, ORDER YOUR THIN MINTS AND MORE ONLINE, AND GET THEM SHIPPED RIGHT TO YOUR DOOR OR...SEND SOME TO LOCAL FRONTLINE WORKERS AS A THANK YOU! (JUST REMEMBER TO THROW OUT THE CARDBOARD BOXES).

THE WHITE HOUSE HAS APPROVED GOVERNOR TOM WOLF’S REQUEST TO DECLARE PENNSYLVANIA A DISASTER AREA. WHAT THAT MEANS IS, FEDERAL FUNDING WILL BE AVAILABLE TO LOCAL GOVERNMENTS AND CERTAIN NON-PROFITS FOR EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE MEASURES. ADDITIONALLY, ALL SCHOOLS AND NON-ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES ARE TO REMAIN CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. MEANWHILE PENNSYLVANIA’S UNEMPLOYMENT DIVISION STRUGGLES TO HANDLE OVER 830,000 CLAIMS, WHICH IS MORE THAN ALL OF 2019.

DRAKE JUST SHARED A BUNCH OF FAMILY PHOTOS ON INSTAGRAM WITH A REALLY LONG INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE... SEVERAL PICS ARE OF DRAKE’S ADORABLE TWO YEAR OLD SON ADONIS WITH BRIGHT BLUE EYES AND A HEAD FULL OF BLOND CURLS.

IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN NETFLIX’S TIGER KING DOCUMENTARY, YOU’RE GOING TO BE MISSING OUT ON A PLETHORA OF SOCIAL REFERENCES THAT WILL LIKELY LAST FOR YEARS TO COME. GRITTY EVEN GOT ON THE BANDWAGON AND MADE A PARODY VIDEO OF MAIN CHARACTER JOE EXOTIC WITH WHAT APPEARS TO BE GRITTY’S TABBY CAT.

SELENA GOMEZ TOOK TO INSTAGRAM TO RECOMMEND SOME THINGS TO KEEP YOU OCCUPIED DURING QUARANTINE. THEY INCLUDE THE PODCAST, “WAIT, WAIT..DON’T TELL ME,” THE MOVIE “UNCUT GEMS” AND THE SONG “SNOWCHILD” FROM HER EX THE WEEKND’S NEW ALBUM “AFTER HOURS.”

AND DURING THIS QUARANTINE, WHAT DO WE ALL HAVE IN COMMON WITH EAGLES PLAYER ZACH ERTZ?...THE CONCERN ABOUT WHAT OUR HAIR WILL LOOK LIKE AFTER ALL OF THIS. ZACH POSTED A THROWBACK PIC ON INSTA WHEN HIS HAIR WAS ALL GOLD CURLS: