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‘Bless This Mess’ star Dax Shepard rates himself a ‘California 10’ on the all-American handyman scale

Dax Shepard struggled with coming to terms with the fact his character on the new ABC comedy “Bless This Mess” isn’t an all-American handyman like he is.

Speaking to reporters at the Television Critics’ Association winter press tour at the Langham Huntington, Pasadena in February, the executive producer said he found his character’s lack of DIY acumen difficult to adjust to in the “fish out of water” home renovation comedy, considering he’s very handy in his personal life.

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“It was a big blow to my ego to not be able to wield the hammer like a pro in this,” said Shepard speaking about the series’ plotline of a married couple who decide to leave their lives in the big city behind for the simple life in rural Nebraska – only to find that the farmhouse they’ve inherited is in dire need of some TLC. “In fact, I said many times I almost don’t know how to make it look bad.”

The “Parenthood” star, emphatically suggests he’s a better handyman than the average person, and even said he’s got the resume to prove it.

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Lake Bell and Dax Shepard of the television show ‘Bless This Mess’ speak during the ABC segment of the 2019 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena on February 05, 2019 in Pasadena, Calif. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

“Oh, boy – I’m a California 10, on the handy scale and I’m a Michigan 5. I think your average guy from Michigan can probably change the jets in a carburetor, and I think your average Californian can change a tire on the side of the road,” explained Shepard, 44, who is married to “The Good Place” actress Kristen Bell, 38.

“Nonstop, I put a new wheel stud in my sister’s car about five days ago, and I plugged my wife’s tire the day before that. So, there’s always something at my house that requires [fixing]. But I’m much more automotively inclined, although I do like building stuff.”

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When asked what was the last project he completed, the “Ranch” actor paused before answering.

“The last thing I built – I don’t want to lie to you, so I really want to jog my memory, he said. “I built a giant wall in our back yard, a beautiful giant wall. That was one of these projects I had assessed it was going to take me maybe a day and a half, and it took me three weekends. That’s kind of my pattern.”

During the series’ panel session, Shepard revealed to reporters that he renovated the first home he ever purchased in Los Angeles and while the job ultimately was completed, it wasn’t without its fair share of setbacks.

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BLESS THIS MESS – “The Chicken and the Goat” – After weeks of researching soil revitalization and coming up with a wonderful plan to make their farm successful, Rio and Mike are forced to find a new strategy when the weather forecast is not in their favor. As Mike tries to focus on addressing the dead soil, Rio attempts to connect with new neighbors at the Bowman’s potluck but ends up spicing up her romantic relationship with Mike instead on ABC’s “Bless This Mess.” (Getty)

“The first time I bought a house in L.A., I renovated it right before I moved in. And there was a period where they said it would be done, and I had scheduled to move in,” said Shepard. “Of course, it was not done, but I moved in anyways. And I was dead asleep, and I’ll try to edit out the F-bombs, but I wake up hearing, ‘What motherf—–?’  ‘No, F you.’  ‘What?’”

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He continued: “Then I hear a scuffle break out, and I walk out in my underwear, and there’s two guys that are laying hardwood floor fully engaged in fisticuffs in the living room. That’s a bad remodeling story – when the workers fight on the property. And I said, ‘You gotta do this on the street. I don’t want to be liable for this.’”

“Bless This Mess,” which is co-created by Lake Bell and Elizabeth Meriwether, also stars Pam Grier, Ed Begley Jr. and JT Neal. The series premieres Tuesday, April 16 at 9:30 p.m. on ABC.

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Kabul announces list of 250 Afghans for talks with Taliban

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Kabul has announced a list of 250 people — including around 50 women — who are headed for Qatar for talks with the Taliban later this week, a gathering known as intra-Afghan dialogue.

The list was released by the government on Tuesday although the Taliban have refused to talk directly with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s government, saying they would recognize participants only as “ordinary” Afghans.

The talks are due to start Friday.

The government’s list includes representatives of political parties, government officials, opposition figures, former warlords, women’s rights activists, war victims’ families, clerics, youth and media groups, as well as tribal elders and members of the independent High Peace Council.

The Qatar gathering could mark a significant step toward finding an end to Afghanistan’s protracted war and U.S. troop withdrawal.

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Afghan officials: Heavy rains, floods kill 5 more people

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Afghan officials say at least five more people have been killed and 17 are missing as a new wave of heavy rains and flooding swept across the country’s western Herat province.

Hamid Mubarez, disaster and humanitarian affairs director in Herat, says the 17 were last heard of while traveling in a van on Monday in the district of Obey.

The country’s disaster ministry says heavy rains and flooding have hit 16 of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces in the past 24 hours, and that the floods have also destroyed and damaged houses and swept away livestock.

Heavy snowfall across Afghanistan this winter had cut off many areas. So far this year, more than 110 people have died as heavy rains and flooding swept away their homes.

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North Carolina man gets life for triple murder of neighbors

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A North Carolina man has been sentenced to life in prison for the triple murder of his neighbors who had accused him of child molestation.

News outlets report Jonathan Sander was sentenced Monday for the 2016 deaths of Sal Mazzella’s wife, adult son and daughter-in-law.

Before the sentence was handed down, Mazzella said he has forgiven Sander. Sander sarcastically applauded that announcement and launched into a nearly 30-minute rant that blamed and insulted other people.

He began to threaten jurors and was cut off by Judge Graham Shirley, who said Sander would die in obscurity despite his crimes.

Sander was friends with Mazzella’s son Sandy, and the family accused him of child molestation in 2016. Evidence says he burst into their home with a shotgun while screaming, “Child molester? Really, Sandy?”

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Florida man squirts urine at woman walking dog, says he’d ‘do it again,’ police say

A Florida man was arrested Saturday after allegedly using a squirt gun to shoot his urine at a woman walking her dog past his home in Gulfport, which is outside Tampa.

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Seventy-one-year-old Joel William Benjamin was taken into custody and charged with one count of misdemeanor battery for squirting a woman “several times” with a water gun that contained his own urine at around 9:30 p.m., the Tampa Bay Times reported.

Police said Benjamin allegedly admitted to shooting his bodily fluids at the woman and told officers he’d “do it again” when asked, WFLA reported. The Pinellas County Sheriff’s arrest report, which was posted online by The Smoking Gun, stated the incident “did not cause bodily harm” to the victim.

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Benjamin was booked into the Pinellas County Jail on a $500 bail, posted bond and was released.

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Atlanta meteorologist says she received death threats for interrupting Masters with tornado updates

A meteorologist in Atlanta said she received death threats from viewers for interrupting the Masters tournament that featured the historic and improbable win by Tiger Woods.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that CBS 46’s Ella Dorsey took to Twitter to defend herself and the broadcast that only took up half the screen during the tournament.

“To everyone sending me death threats right now: you wouldn’t be saying a damn thing if a tornado was ravaging your home this afternoon. Lives are more important than 5 minutes of golf. I will continue to repeat that if and when we cut into programming to keep people safe.”

Severe weather moved through north Georgia Sunday, leaving scattered damage across the area, Fox5Atlanta.com reported. A Tornado Watch that covered most of north Georgia ended at 2 p.m.

The paper quoted her news director who called some of the comments “insane.”

Woods’ 13-under was enough to defeat Dustin Johnson, Xander Schauffle, and Brooks Koepeka by one stroke.

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In addition to Woods’ fifth Masters championship and 15th major title (trailing only the great Jack Nicklaus in both categories), Sunday marked his 81st victory on the PGA Tour, one away from the career record held by Sam Snead. It was also the first time Tiger had won one of golf’s four major championships when not entering the final round with at least a share of the lead.

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Bernie Sanders, angry at potshots, slams left-wing group

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There were three big-time events over the weekend.

Tiger Woods pulled off the most remarkable comeback in any sport with his Masters win. (And Donald Trump called it, said he’d win majors after they played together in February, you’ve gotta give him that.)

Pete Buttigieg delivered an announcement speech (soon after the 18th hole) that drew Tiger levels of praise, as the media lovefest with the South Bend mayor continues unabated. (Beto who?)

And Bernie Sanders picked a fight with a liberal website, making sure it was leaked to The New York Times.

It’s long past time to take Bernie seriously. “Bernie Sanders is the Democratic Front-Runner,” says the Atlantic.

Stop Thinking of Bernie Sanders As a Gadfly. He’s the Front-Runner,” cautions the L.A. Times.

He’s raised the most money ($18 million), he’s drawing big crowds, and in a new Emerson poll, he edges out the undeclared Joe Biden, 29 to 25 percent.

Sanders even forced himself to talk to reporters for the first time in two months on the trail.

So why on earth is he starting an intra-party battle with a scathing letter to the Center for American Progress?

In the letter, Sanders wrote: “This counterproductive negative campaigning needs to stop. The Democratic primary must be a campaign of ideas, not of bad-faith smears. Please help play a constructive role in the effort to defeat Donald Trump.”

The backstory: The Center for American Progress is a Hillary-centric think tank, founded by John Podesta 16 years ago and funded in part by George Soros. It remains filled with Democratic establishment figures.

Sanders undoubtedly got screwed by the DNC and the party apparatus in 2016, when the playing field, including a meager number of debates, was tilted to favor Hillary Clinton. So he’s understandably sensitive on the subject.

But Bernie’s beef is with ThinkProgress, a liberal website that is affiliated with CAP but which both groups say is editorially independent.

What really burned Bernie was a posting that began: “It’s all very off-brand and embarrassing, but Sen. Bernie Sanders is a millionaire. Turns out railing against ‘millionaires and billionaires’ can be quite the lucrative enterprise.”

Now I happen to think this is utter BS. The Vermont senator achieved millionaire status in part by writing a book that became a best-seller. Absolutely nothing wrong with that. And Sanders made that point forcefully last night at a Fox News town hall with Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

Sanders accused ThinkProgress of “dishonesty” and said the site was also being unfair to fellow liberals Elizabeth Warren and Cory Booker.

ThinkProgress editor-in-chief Jodi Enda, a former CNN and Knight-Ridder reporter, responded by saying her site will not take sides in the Democratic primaries. “Political leaders should not be able to muzzle or stop coverage that they consider critical,” said Enda’s statement, reported by the Times.

But by yesterday CAP President Neera Tanden had backed down, saying a ThinkProgress video on Sanders “is overly harsh and does not reflect our approach to a constructive debate of the issues.”

Sanders is obviously trying to send a message. But isn’t he punching down by going after an ideological website?

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In other words, if he’s on track to win the Democratic presidential nomination, he should be brushing off criticism by liberal writers. The letter makes him sound hypersensitive — and the leak broadcast the dispute to many millions who would never have seen the ThinkProgress post.

Sanders is about to draw far tougher press scrutiny than he did in 2016, when the media never thought he had a shot at beating Hillary. And how he deals with that scrutiny will show people whether he has the toughness to take on Trump.

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Alabama man, child hurt when gun inside diaper bag goes off

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Police in Alabama say a man and a child were wounded in a shooting outside of a Vestavia Hills Chuck E Cheese when a gun in the man’s diaper bag went off.

Vestavia Hills police tell news outlets that the man was about to change the girl’s diaper in a car outside the business when the gun fired a single shot, hitting them both. Police say the girl was shot in the leg and the man was shot in the chest. Authorities say his wounds are serious. The relationship between the man and the girl was not immediately clear.

Lt. Michael Keller says investigators believe the man was searching for something inside the diaper bag when he hit the weapon and it fired. He says the Saturday shooting appears to be accidental..

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Golden State Warriors’ Demarcus Cousins injures quad in Game 2 loss to Clippers

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Golden State Warriors center Demarcus Cousins injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter of Monday night’s stunning Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the NBA playoffs’ opening round in Oakland, Calif.

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Cousins knocked the ball from the Clippers’ Patrick Beverley in the backcourt and tried to chase it down when he collapsed in front of the Warriors bench and clutched his left quad. The big man stayed down on the court before hobbling off to the locker room with 8:09 left in the first quarter.

Golden State announced that Cousins had been ruled out of the remainder of the game, his second ever in the playoffs, and would undergo an MRI in the next 24 hours. While the extent of the injury won’t be known until the MRI results, it has cast serious doubt over Cousins’ status for Game 3 at the Staples Center.

LeBron James tweeted prayers for Cousins, who fouled out of Saturday’s 121-104 Game 1 win with nine points, nine rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes.

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The Clippers rallied from 31-points down to stun the Warriors 135-131 and even the series at one game apiece.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Fire under control, attention turns to Notre Dame’s future

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Experts are assessing the blackened shell of Paris’ iconic Notre Dame cathedral to establish next steps to save what remains after a devastating fire destroyed much of the almost 900-year-old building.

With the fire that broke out Monday evening and quickly consumed the cathedral now under control, attention is turning to ensuring the structural integrity of the remaining building.

Junior Interior Minister Laurent Nunez announced that architects and other experts would meet at the cathedral early Tuesday “to determine if the structure is stable and if the firefighters can go inside to continue their work.”

Officials consider the fire an accident, possibly as a result of restoration work taking place at the global architectural treasure, but that news has done nothing to ease the national mourning.

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