Roundup: Santa Dirk, IHOP / Applebee's Join Forces to Save Detroit

LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 06:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been processed using digital filters) Actress Alison Brie attends the People's Choice Awards 2016 at Microsoft Theater on January 6, 2016 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Mike Windle/Getty Images for The People's Choice Awards)

Roundup: Santa Dirk, IHOP / Applebee's Join Forces to Save Detroit


Roundup: Santa Dirk, IHOP / Applebee's Join Forces to Save Detroit

LONDON, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Alison Brie attends the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2012 at The Royal Opera House on September 4, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Pruchnie/Getty Images)Alison Brie … Detroit getting first IHOP / Applebee’s combination restaurant … Star Wars home makeover gift guide … plastic rice seized in Nigeria … Chicago man sues McDonald’s over value menu price …  excessive use of force causes miscarriage … Cindy Stowell’s inspiring Jeopardy run ended last night … Uber pulls self-driving cars … Donald Trump picking people for his administration who look the part, qualifications be damned … a review of Lacey Chabert’s latest Hallmark Christmas movie … an adult sports story condensed for young adult readers … do you remember the Sinbad genie movie?

Luke Kuechly really wants to play again this season. [ESPN]

Joel Embiid wants to play with Nerlens Noel because they’re friends. [Yahoo!]

Aaron Hernandez was identified as the gunman in a drive-by shooting. [Guardian]

Great story about Dirk Nowitzki visiting sick kids around the holidays. [SportsDay]

Andre Drummond on the Pistons effort after their 4th straight loss. [FOX Sports]

Charles Barkley and Michael Jordan aren’t talking and this is big news for some reason. Barkley says he won’t apologize so, good luck enjoying Christmas. [TMZ]

J.R. Smith will be out for a while with a broken thumb on his shooting hand. []

Georgia Tech lineman Eason Fromayan will skip his senior season to try and earn a spot on a NASCAR pit crew. [ESPN]

Michael Floyd still sounded very drunk while they were trying to take his blood samples in jail.

This is a big drone. And the guy who snowboarded through the streets of NYC last winter used it to snowboard.

Here’s a racist rant by a woman in line at JC Penny. The store is searching for the poor women who were being yelled at. Happy holidays.

Here’s a drunk driver… who was driving a WalMart truck.

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