Thurs. A.M. Hot Clicks: Alexis Ren; Charles Barkley's Newest Feud

Wednesday May 4th, 2016

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The Penguins' Biggest Fan

I would usually lead with the NBA Playoffs the morning after a playoff game, but Wednesday night's Cleveland-Atlanta matchup was boooooring. That wasn't the case in Pittsburgh, however, as the Penguins took a 3-1 series lead with a 3-2 overtime victory over the Capitals in the Stanley Cup playofs. Sidney Crosby got slashed by Alex Ovechkin and threw a minor temper tantrum. Meanwhile, Pirates pitcher Gerrit Cole was in attendance and got scolded by security for pounding the glass too hard. 

About That Rumor of Caitlyn Jenner Appearing Nude on the Cover of SI

I was sitting at my desk Wednesday afternoon when the rumor hit Twitter: Caitlyn Jenner is appearing nude on the SI Cover. I did some snooping by asking my boss if the rumors are true. He responded with a vague, "Oh, wow. That's interesting." So if you came to Hot Clicks for the inside scoop on Caitlyn Jenner, I have nothing. That's the update.

New Feud Alert

Not exactly new but Charles Barkley and Charles Oakley are back at it.

Lovely Lady of the Day

Casting for the 2017 SI Swimsuit Issue is underway. That means I'll spend one to two hours a day meeting and interviewing potential models until October. (Poor me; I know.) Anyhow, the first girl we met with was Alexis Ren and it's safe to say we are off to a strong start. She is today's LLOD (click for full-size gallery). 

Calgary Knows Stadium Food

The Calgary Stampede released its new food for the 2016 season and I can't tell if butter chicken fries and mac & cheese stuffed burgers are gross or delicious.

Tom Brady Has a Cookbook

It'll cost you $200. Should go well with Gisele's $700 coffee table book.

Happy Cinco de Mayo

Big news! Brazzers en Español will be free all day. 

Al Davis Meets Darth Vader

Random but Useful

Odds & Ends

I fully support Rob Gronkowski spending time with SI Swimsuit models ... ​A guide to athletes' endorsements of 2016 presidential candidates ... Donald Trump cheated at golf (and Oscar de la Hoya witnessed it all) ... 18 iconic movie restaurants and bars you can visit in person ... Apple Music is going through some major changes (because it's not as good as Spotify) ... Love these photos of firefighters rescuing animals ... Gallery: The Day in Sports (May 4), featuring the Cavs setting that NBA record, Real Madrid advancing, WNBA preseason action and more.

A Race to Make the Best Mint Julep

With the Kentucky Derby on Saturday, we invited an expert bartender to show us how to make a mint julep. Then we had Extra Mustard writers Dan Gartland, Brendan Maloy and Rohan Nadkarni race each other to make the best drink.

Cavs Shot Well Wednesday Night

Toronto's Next Basketball Star

Wednesday's MLB Highlights

Carpool Karaoke

James Corden is joined by Gwen Stefani, Julia Roberts and George Clooney.

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