Hot Clicks will be taking a day off on July 4th, but we will be back with two fresh editions on Friday. With the year more than halfway over, the holiday is a good time to look back at what's taken place over the first six months of 2013. NoCoastBias.com has an excellent summary of the more bizarre, surreal and headline-making events.
Here's a replica Stanley Cup made out of ground beef, bacon and hot dogs.
Model Barbara Desiree gets today's LLOD honors.
As you know by now, Reds pitcher Homer Bailey unloaded an f-bomb on live TV after throwing his second career no-hitter. Apparently, that little four-letter word has caused quite a stir in Cincinnati, where one columnist has demanded Bailey apologize, while others have already made shirts with the hurler's graphic quote.
As we told you in Wednesday's A.M. Hot Clicks, Sports Illustrated's annual "Where Are They Now" issue is on newsstands. (If you haven't read the Ralph Macchio column on the 30th anniversary of The Karate Kid, you should do so right now.) Complex.com has put together its own "Where Are They Now" piece, but this one is strictly about 1990s WWE susperstars.
Not all Americans are knowledgeable about the holiday.
Here is Dodgers outfielder Rick Monday and others talking about the 1976 incident in which he took out a fan who tried to set the American flag on fire during a game.