Judge sets Jan. 28 for 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic resentencing
A federal judge in Oklahoma on Monday set a Jan. 28 date for the resentencing of “Tiger King” Joe Exotic. U.S. District Judge Scott Palk set the resentencing for 10 a.m. and granted the defendant's request to be transported to Oklahoma City for the hearing. A federal appeals court in July ruled that Joe Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, should get a shorter sentence.news.yahoo.com
‘Tiger King’ zookeeper Erik Cowie found dead in Brooklyn apartment, no foul play suspected
Zookeeper Erik Cowie from the blockbuster Netflix show “Tiger King” was found dead in a Brooklyn apartment, a police source said Monday. An autopsy will determine how Cowie, 53, died but the source said no foul play is suspected and that it appears he died from natural causes. Cowie had previously denied speculation he was a meth addict. Cowie, who made several appearances on the 2020 ...news.yahoo.com
Dozens of big cats seized from 'Tiger King' zoo after suspected animal abuse
US officials have seized 68 big cats from an animal park featured in the hit Netflix series "Tiger King". Lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar were taken from the Tiger King Park in Thackerville, Oklahoma, over concerns about the animals' care, the Department of Justice (DOJ) said. The animals belonged to Jeffrey Lowe and his wife Lauren, who starred in the Netflix series alongside Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin. The DOJ filed a civil complaint against the Lowes in November, which accused them of "recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling" of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act. The Tiger King Park was inspected three times since December 2020.news.yahoo.com
Feds seize 68 big cats from 'Tiger King Park' in Oklahoma
Federal authorities have seized 68 big cats from an animal park in Oklahoma featured in Netflix’s “Tiger King.” The U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday that the seizure of the federally protected lions, tigers, lion-tiger hybrids and a jaguar as part of a court-approved agreement to resolve a DOJ complaint against Jeffrey and Lauren Lowe over the animals’ care. The civil complaint, filed in November, accused the Lowes of recurring inhumane treatment and improper handling of animals protected by the Endangered Species Act.news.yahoo.com
Bexar County Sheriff blames Netflix “Tiger King” after third tiger seizure this year
After seizing bobcat and tiger cub from a Southeast Side home on Tuesday, Sheriff Javier Salazar said the Netflix documentary “Tiger King” may have something to do with the discovery of these wild animals in Bexar County. Deputies made the seizure after a weekslong investigation into the home in the 3100 block of Shane Road. Salazar said that the trafficking of exotic cats is becoming a “huge problem” and is on the radar of the state legislature. Last month deputies seized a tiger from a Southwest Side property and the owner was cited for having the animal. “I think the TV show Tiger King probably contributed to that,” Salazar said.
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public is necessary when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but they can be a little boring when it comes to appearance. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in “Schitt’s Creek”? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
11 pop culture face masks that would be fun to wear in public
Whether you like it or not, wearing a face mask in public has become the new norm when it comes to protecting yourself and others from COVID-19. Disposable face masks work great, but with no design whatsoever. (Whiskey and Zen/Etsy)Who wouldn’t love a face mask from the Rose Apothecary in Schitt’s Creek? This face mask hopefully will give people at the grocery store a chuckle. Wear a face mask around your friends and family to protect them from COVID-19, plus make some people smile with this “Golden Girls” tribute.
Tiger ‘nearly tore’ volunteer’s arm off at Carole Baskin’s Big Cat Rescue
TAMPA, Fla. – A 5-year veteran volunteer at Big Cat Rescue, a non-profit animal sanctuary, in Tampa had her arm nearly torn off at the shoulder Thursday while feeding a tiger named Kimba. Candy Couser has been a Green Level Keeper for three years, according to the rescue, and “Kimba grabbed her arm and nearly tore it off at the shoulder” after Couser mistakenly opened a door. Volunteer injured by tiger at Big Cat Rescue. https://t.co/Ay83JdVcP6 pic.twitter.com/gUtAAr3QwO — Big Cat Rescue (@BigCatRescue) December 3, 2020Big Cat Rescue officials said it took 15-20 minutes for an ambulance to arrive and that a belt was used as a tourniquet to help stop the bleeding before the ambulance arrived. He was rescued along with two other tigers from the circus in June 2018 and arrived at Big Cat Rescue in November 2019.
‘Tiger King' star arrested in Travis County, made officers ’aware of his social status,’ police say
‘Tiger King' star arrested in Travis County, made officers ’aware of his social status,’ police sayPublished: November 17, 2020, 12:21 pmA star of the Netflix hit series “Tiger King” was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated over the weekend and allegedly touted his “social status” to officers in Travis County.
‘Tiger King' star arrested in Travis County, made officers ’aware of his social status,’ police say
A star of the Netflix hit series “Tiger King” was arrested on a charge of driving while intoxicated over the weekend and allegedly touted his “social status” to officers in Travis County. Dillon Passage, husband to the jailed “Tiger King” himself Joseph Maldonado-Passage, was stopped while driving a Dodge Challenger around 1:30 a.m. Sunday on U.S. Highway 290 in Manor, according to police. Passage made officers aware of his social status and marriage to famed Joe Maldonado-Passage (Tiger King) on scene of the incident," Manor police said in a statement. He also said that he “may be a bit intoxicated," according to investigators. His story grew to fame in the Netflix documentary series “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” which showed his disdain for Baskin and his obsession with big cats.
12 last-minute Halloween costume ideas that are perfect for 2020
(Photo by APEX/MEGA/GC Images) (2020 MEGA)Who: The other star of Netflix’s irresistible “Tiger King." What you’ll need: Your hair pulled back in a bun, glasses, a judge’s robe and a fancy white collar. What you’ll need: A banana costume and a loaf of bread to carry around. (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)Who: A video conferencing program that became very popular once the pandemic started in early 2020. What you’ll need: A piece of cardboard cut with a whole in the middle to look like a screen.
San Antonio family wins Halloween with cutest ‘Tiger King’ costumes you’ll see this year
SAN ANTONIO – Chances are you’re going to see a lot of Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin lookalikes this Halloween. “Tiger King” -- this year’s Netflix phenomenon -- is expected to be the top costume inspiration in 2020. Tom and Tessie Weaver love Halloween (and Netflix). We have said it many times since finding out we were expecting triplets," Weaver said. Click through the gallery above to see more photos of the Weavers in their “Tiger King” costumes.
Man featured on ‘Tiger King’ charged with animal cruelty
RICHMOND, Va. – A wild animal trainer featured in the popular “Tiger King” series on Netflix has been indicted in Virginia on animal cruelty and wildlife trafficking charges. Antle was indicted Thursday by a Frederick County grand jury on felony counts of wildlife trafficking and conspiracy, plus multiple misdemeanor counts of animal cruelty and conspiracy to violate the Endangered Species Act. Two of his daughters also have been indicted on charges of animal cruelty and violating the Endangered Species Act. Keith Wilson, owner of Wilson's Wild Animal Park in Winchester, Virginia, was indicted by the same grand jury on charges of wildlife trafficking, conspiracy, animal cruelty and violating the Endangered Species Act. Wilson and his nephew were indicted in November on 46 counts of animal cruelty.
Who will win ‘Dancing with the Stars’? Mike + Fiona make their predictions
SAN ANTONIO – Who do you think will be eliminated from “Dancing with the Stars” first? Mike and Fiona give their week-by-week predictions. ), while Mike thinks it will be Anne Heche. Watch the video above for the rest of Mike and Fiona’s picks and watch KSAT 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. today for the “Dancing with the Stars” season premiere! Related:- ‘Tiger King’ star to cut a rug on ‘DWTS’- Tyra Banks waltzes in as new ‘DWTS’ host
Tiger King star Carole Baskin to cut a rug on Dancing With the Stars
Like all cool cats and kittens, Carole Baskin is going to Dancing With the Stars.The reality TV star who became a pop culture sensation with Netflixs docuseries Tiger King is joining the new crop of celebrity dancers that includes TV and film actress Anne Heche, former NBA star Charles Oakley and Backstreet Boys singer AJ McLean. On the Netflix series Tiger King, Baskin, who owns a big cat refuge, sought to shut down Joseph Maldonado-Passages for-profit breeding of big cats. In June, a federal judge awarded Baskin ownership of the private Oklahoma zoo run by Maldonado-Passage. Others slated to appear on the dancing show are cheer team coach Monica Aldama, Bachelorette star Kaitlyn Bristowe, NFL star Vernon Davis, actress Skai Jackson, actress Justina Machado, TV host Jeannie Mai, Jesse Metcalfe, rapper Nelly, TV host Nev Schulman, real estate agent Chrishell Stause and Olympian Johnny Weir. Supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks will host the new season after longtime co-host Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews announced their exits from the series in July.
Joe Exotic Asks to Be Pardoned, Sends Message to Dillon Passage From Prison: See the Letter (Exclusive)
Joe Exotic is speaking out from prison. The self-described Tiger King sent a three-page letter to podcaster Josh Belcher, asking for it to be read on his show. Belcher read the note on Thursday's episode of Josh Belcher Uncharted, and only ET has photos of the letter Exotic sent from behind bars. Exotic, whose real name is Joseph Maldonado-Passage, is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence after being convicted of plotting a murder-for-hire against Carole Baskin, among other charges. The focus of Exotic's letter is thus more general remarks about how he believes he is wrongfully incarcerated.
Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ fame is selling leopard print face masks
(CNN) -- Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin is bringing together the two necessities that are helping us get through this pandemic -- masks and of course, "Tiger King." Baskin, who was featured in the immensely popular Netflix docuseries "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," is officially selling cat-themed face masks. They come in two styles -- one black and one leopard print -- but both feature a whiskered cat smile and Baskin's tagline, "Hey all you cool cats and kittens." Big Cat Rescue, Baskin's animal sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, has been closed to the public due to the pandemic. "There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the series... had the sole goal of being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers," Baskin wrote in a blog post titled "Refuting Netflix Tiger King."
Carole Baskin of ‘Tiger King’ fame is selling face masks
(CNN) -- Big Cat Rescue founder Carole Baskin is bringing together the two necessities that are helping us get through this pandemic -- masks and of course, "Tiger King." Baskin, who was featured in the immensely popular Netflix docuseries "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness," is officially selling cat-themed face masks. They come in two styles -- one black and one leopard print -- but both feature a whiskered cat smile and Baskin's tagline, "Hey all you cool cats and kittens." One of the subjects of the hit Netflix documentary ‘Tiger King’ is from San AntonioBig Cat Rescue, Baskin's animal sanctuary in Tampa, Florida, has been closed to the public due to the pandemic. "There are not words for how disappointing it is to see that the series... had the sole goal of being as salacious and sensational as possible to draw viewers," Baskin wrote in a blog post titled "Refuting Netflix Tiger King."
Nicolas Cage cast as 'Tiger King' Joe Exotic in scripted CBS mini-series
Nicolas Cage will be the Tiger King. On Monday, Variety reported that the actor has been cast as Joe Exotic, the subject of the Netflix documentary series "Tiger King," in a CBS mini-series. The show will center around Joe Schreibvogel, a.k.a Joe Exotic, an eccentric zookeeper in Oklahoma. This is the second scripted TV series that has been announced that will delve into the world of "Tiger King." "Tiger King" arrived on Netflix on March 20 and quickly became part of the cultural zeitgeist.cnbc.com
Finished ‘Tiger King’? 5 over-the-top things to watch next
Will anything ever compare to the antics of Joe Exotic, Doc Antle or Carole Baskin, of “Tiger King” fame? But we have to assume you’ve finished the show by now, which leads us to this next question: What will you watch next? The following five recommendations seem to be just as crazy as “Tiger King” -- not necessarily the same brand of crazy, but on par when it comes to unbelievability, like, “How can this possibly be real?”(OK, and from the sounds of it, No. 5 miiiiight be the same genre as “Tiger King.”)Anyway, to compile this list, we asked around and brainstormed ourselves. I’ll never get those two hours back.”Those weren’t exactly ringing endorsements, but we thought it was worth a mention.
San Antonio River Walk Association Invites Entries to Virtual Fiesta River Parade
click to enlarge Courtesy of San Antonio River Walk AssociationA parade float sample themed on viral Netflix docuseries Tiger Kingclick to enlarge Courtesy of San Antonio River Walk AssociationLooks like the San Antonio River Walk Association liked our alternative Fiesta celebration ideas in the latest issue of the. Or, more likely, they were separately struck by a great, if goofy, idea.Either way, the River Walk Association is crowdsourcing a virtual version of its annual Texas Cavaliers River Parade, which was postponed like the rest of Fiesta by the COVID-19 pandemic.The association is calling on San Antonians to craft water-worthy vessels using objects found around the house and film them floating along in 15 second video clips. Individuals, families, businesses and clubs are all welcome to submit.And the funnier the better. "Our goal is campy, silly, with tones of Monty Python and Saturday Night Live," the association said in its news release.Float-makers must share their creations on the River Walk's Facebook page by noon on April 20, and the top entries will be compiled together into an official parade video that will stream on Facebook at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 30.To sweeten the deal, the creator of one winning entry will receive four free tickets to the Ford Holiday River Parade on Thursday, November 27.For details on submission rules and other information about the online parade, check out the River Walk Association's websitesacurrent.com
The ‘Tiger King’ reunion special is out and it’s as bonkers as you’d hope
It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for: the rumored “Tiger King” reunion episode has officially dropped, and it’s just as wacky and bonkers as you’d hope it would be. Most fans would probably want to hear from the “Tiger King” himself, Joe Exotic, but as we all know, Exotic is currently in jail, so that wasn’t really a possibility. It also seems that everyone in the cast has moved on from Exotic and thinks that he is a terrible human being. McCale also asked the cast members what celebrity they’d want to play them in a movie version of “Tiger King,” and it was pretty funny to hear their answers. Hop on Netflix and soak in every minute of the bonus episode of “Tiger King.”
We might be getting one more ‘Tiger King’ episode, according to show’s Jeff Lowe
One of the stars of the series, Jeff Lowe, made a personalized Cameo for Los Angeles Dodgers player Justin Turner, and Lowe announced that one more episode is still to come in the epic “Tiger King” saga. So our friend @christie_dish listened to the podcast, @HoldingKourt and after last weeks episode decided to send us this!!! 🚨BREAKING NEWS FOLKS🚨There will be 1 more episode of #TigerKing on@Netflix pic.twitter.com/YeRSIlDKTJ — Justin Turner (@redturn2) April 4, 2020“Netflix is adding one more episode. Netflix hasn’t actually confirmed a new episode of the show, but given its huge popularity while everyone is stuck inside quarantining, it makes sense for the streaming network to capitalize on the “Tiger King” phenomenon while it’s still hot. Oh, and if you still haven’t hunkered down on your couch to watch “Tiger King” yet, what are you waiting for?
Welp, now O.J. Simpson thinks Carole Baskin from ‘Tiger King’ killed her husband
Anyone who has watched Netflix’s new binge-worthy true crime series “Tiger King” is currently asking themselves the biggest questions the series left unanswered, including: Did Carole Baskin kill her husband? While none of us know the answer, that hasn’t stopped fans from speculating (and making memes) about Baskin and her past. And now, as it turns out, one of America’s most notorious felons -- best known as a football star and for being tried in the death of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson -- is weighing in on the “Tiger King” mystery. Simpson, also known as “the Juice,” recently posted a video of himself discussing “Tiger King,” and he said he believes that not only did Baskin kill her husband, but she also fed him to her tigers, therefore making “tiger sashimi,” as Simpson references in the video. “We never close a cold case.”So what do you say, you cool cats and kittens?
Florida sheriff seeking tips in 'Tiger King' mystery
Chronister posted that the popularity of the seven-part documentary made it a good time to ask for new leads in Lewis' 1997 disappearance. For those who aren't up to speed, here's a primer: Carole Baskin is the owner of Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. Tiger King, the documentary, is about Joseph Maldonado-Passage, also known as “Joe Exotic," a former Oklahoma zookeeper who loves guns, younger men, and big cats. He was convicted of trying to hire someone to kill Baskin, who had tried to shut him down, accusing the Oklahoma zoo of abusing animals and selling big cat cubs. Since the show was released, speculation about Baskin and Lewis has run rampant — and Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister wants to take advantage of all the attention.
One of the subjects of the hit Netflix documentary ‘Tiger King’ is from San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO – Hey, all you cool cats and kittens, have you seen the Netflix documentary “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness?" It’s the story of an eccentric zoo owner who goes by the name Joe Exotic, and it turns out one of the main subjects of the documentary is from San Antonio. If you haven’t seen “Tiger King” then stop reading here because there are spoilers ahead. ’Tiger King’: Where are they now? For more Joe Exotic and Carole Baskin content you can listen to Robert Moor’s Wondery Podcast “Joe Exotic: Tiger King."
Rejoice: Kate McKinnon will play Carole Baskin in TV show, reports say
Variety reports that there is a limited series being made about the big cat lovers, which is based off a podcast called “Joe Exotic," and it will star “SNL’s" Kate McKinnon as Baskin herself. McKinnon signed up to play Baskin in the fall, long before the masses knew anything of the epic feud between Exotic and Baskin, according to the report. Since we have McKinnon cast, the next obvious question is what actors should play the other colorful characters from “Tiger King,” such as Exotic or Doc Antle. Matthew McConaughey comes to mind, especially if you’ve seen him in “Dallas Buyers Club.”Danny McBride, who is known for playing trashy characters, would also nail Exotic. As for who should play Antle, who is equally as zany as Exotic, he’d have to be played by Will Ferrell.
’Tiger King’: Where are they now?
Editor's note: The following story contains spoilers for the Netflix docuseries "Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness." (CNN) -- If you haven’t watched “Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness,” don’t look to us to try and recap it for you. The owner of Big Cat Rescue has posted a 3,000-word blog titled "Refuting Netflix Tiger King" on her website. He explains their version of how he and his wife came to be involved with "Tiger King" and defends his wife's character. CNN has reached out to Netflix and the “Tiger King” filmmakers for comment.
Netflix’s ‘Tiger King’ is essential quarantine viewing
We all know that Netflix has hundreds of movies and TV shows for us to watch, but there’s a new true crime documentary series that just landed called “Tiger King,” and it’s the perfect show to watch while you’re quarantined inside your home. The story mostly follows the self-proclaimed “Tiger King,” also known as Joe Exotic. Exotic (as well as the other exotic animal owners featured in the series) has a nemesis, and her name is Carole Baskin, who owns the Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Florida. He hates Baskin more than anything in the world, and won’t stop at anything until he sees her destroyed. Let us know what you think of “Tiger King” in the comments once you’ve finished.
John Finlay, ‘Tiger King’ Star and Joe Exotic’s Ex-Husband, Shows Off His Brand New Teeth
Binge-worthy as it may be, there aren't many bright spots to be found in Netflix's Tiger King: Murder, Mayhem and Madness. Well, here's one: John Finlay, who was once in a polygamist marriage with Joe Exotic and the late Travis Maldonado, got his teeth fixed. He shared photos on a Facebook page, "The Truth About John Finlay," that he runs with his current partner. "Yes I have my teeth fixed," Finlay wrote, explaining that this was not the first time he had dental work done. RELATED CONTENT:Netflix's 'Tiger King': All of Your Biggest Questions Answered'Tiger King' Star Joe Exotic Files $94M Lawsuit From Prison‘Tiger King’ Star Carole Baskin Slams Netflix Series Over Tiger-Feeding Accusations