Jax, 41, and Brittany, 31, who is pregnant with the couple’s first child, a baby boy, previously opened up about their big day on WWHL in January. The SUR bartender told Andy Cohen that Shep was “talking” and “videoing” during the wedding.At the time, Shep tweeted, “They could have been more communicative about what their guest’s social media restrictions were. But it was such a fun wedding. I was honored to be there. Maybe in the year 2050 they can come to mine.”- Advertisement – “That’s Jax’s wedding. What fun we had. But he kinda talked smack about me on [Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen]. He said I was a bad wedding guest,” he told Us.Shep Rose and Jax Taylor Tommy Garcia/Bravo; Aaron Poole/E! EntertainmentShep went on to reveal that he wasn’t supposed to be sharing videos or photos from the ceremony or reception on social media.“I was just, like, videoing everything that’s going on. I got in big trouble!” he quipped.- Advertisement – For Bravo fans, Jax Taylor and Brittany Cartwright’s nuptials served as a dream crossover event, but for the couple, Southern Charm star Shep Rose’s attendance may have done more harm than good.During a game of Us Weekly’s “I Can Explain,” the 40-year-old Charleston resident admitted that he got in “trouble” for his activity at the Kentucky wedding in June 2019.- Advertisement – During “I Can Explain,” Shep added that he was “honored” to be at a table with Lisa Vanderpump and husband Ken Todd.“I don’t know if she watches [Southern Charm]. I really don’t know, but I think I won her over,” he told Us. “I think so. So you’ll have to ask her!”Shep wasn’t the only Bravolebrity at Jax and Brittany’s wedding. In addition to their cast members — Stassi Schroeder, Lala Kent, Kristen Doute, Scheana Shay, Katie Maloney, Tom Sandoval Ariana Madix and Tom Schwartz — Summer House alums Lauren Wirkus and Stephen McGee were also in attendance.“I love those people [on Vanderpump Rules]. I really like Tom Schwartz. He is a sweetheart,” Shep told Us. “And so I would love to get together with them.”For more from Shep, watch the video above! – Advertisement –
The Vatican is conducting tests for coronavirus on the dozens of priests who live in the same residence as Pope Francis and making contingency plans to move those diagnosed with the disease elsewhere, a source in the Holy See said on Thursday.The moves come several days after a priest who lives in the Santa Marta residence and works in the Secretariat of State tested positive for the virus and was hospitalized in Italy.The Vatican source was one of several officials who expressed concern about a possible flare-up in the residence where the pope has lived since his election in 2013. There are currently about 50 permanent residents in Santa Marta, which is run like a hotel and stopped accepting bookings for temporary visitors earlier this month.About half of the residents were tested on Wednesday and the other half were being tested on Thursday, a source said, adding that the plan is to move those who test positive to a Church-run hotel for pilgrims in Rome. Senior Vatican officials who live elsewhere inside the city-state are also being tested, another said.The concern is that priests go between Santa Marta, their jobs in Vatican departments, and sometimes go into Rome.”I consider it a potentially serious public health issue,” said one official.Until recently, Francis took his meals in the common dining room but he has recently been eating in his suite, one official said.Francis is 83 and part of one of his lungs was removed following an illness when he was a young man.One source who enters the residence regularly said precautions have been taken such as encouraging social distancing and making hand sanitizers available.Since March 6, the Vatican has issued at least five notices or decrees that mirror steps taken in Italy, the hardest hit country in Europe, with more than 8,000 deaths as of Thursday.They include recommendations to communicate by phone even with people in the same office, alternating shifts and encouraging as much work from home as possible.But most Vatican offices are still open, albeit with a skeleton staff, and some say they should be closed.”The Church will continue without the Roman Curia working for a few weeks,” one official said, using the name for the Vatican’s central administration.”This policy to keep all the offices open is worrying. My department can be closed for months without any damage,” another said.Francis has cancelled public appearances and is conducting his general audiences via television and the internet. But he still receives about five Vatican officials a day, according to his official calendar. The modern residence, which has 130 rooms and suites and a staff of about 30 people, is also home to dozens of priests who continue to work in key Vatican departments.While the Vatican has enacted procedures to stem the spread of coronavirus inside the city-state, some officials say they may not be sufficient and think a total shutdown may be needed.”Santa Marta may be a bomb waiting to explode,” said one of the officials, who all spoke on the condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to discuss the matter.Francis has tested negative for coronavirus two times in recent weeks, according to Italian media reports. The Vatican has not commented on those reports. Topics :
VINTON, Iowa – IMCA and RaceSaver have announced a $6,500 point fund, to be paid to top 10 drivers in national Sprint Car point standings this season. The national champion earns $1,000, with $900 for second, $800 for third, $700 for fourth and $600 for fifth. Sixth through 10th place drivers each earn $500. “National point fund shares are in addition to local track and series point funds, as well as a generous number of contingency awards,” noted IMCA President Brett Root. “We continue to get inquiries about sanctioning. I believe our combined efforts will lead to the largest unified Sprint Car group in the United States.” Returning to the IMCA RaceSaver fold this season are the prestigious Virginia Sprint Series, Sprint Series of Texas and Sprint Series of Minnesota, as well as weekly venues Eagle Raceway in Nebraska, Kennedale Speedway Park and Mountain Creek Speedway in Texas, Arlington Raceway in Minnesota and the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway.The Western RaceSaver Sprint Series in California, Southern United Sprint Series and Louisiana Bayou Sprinters are already on board for 2015, as are established weekly programs at Huset’s Speedway and I-90 Speedway in South Dakota and Bloomington Speedway in Indiana, as well as newly-sanctioned Red River Speedway and Super Bowl Speedway in Texas.Other tracks and series that have expressed an interest in IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars are located in Colorado, Nebraska, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and North Carolina. A grandfather clause will allow newly-sanctioned tracks and series to determine their own race schedules; those schedules will have to be completed by Sept. 27 for bonus points to be applied toward national standings. “The economics of RaceSaver and our rich history of sanctioning Sprint Cars winged racing make for an awesome combination,” Root said. “The expanded partnership between Virginia-based RaceSaver will offer Sprint Car drivers across the country the opportunity to compete under the same set of rules.”Eagle Motorsports of Lincoln, Neb., returns as the division title sponsor. In addition to point fund money and contingency awards, drivers purchasing competitor’s licenses become eligible for excess medical insurance coverage.“Being part of a national organization has benefits aside from money and insurance. RaceSaver founder French Grimes has developed one of the most cost-effective and innovative engine and rule packages in Sprint Car racing and it fits well with the philosophy IMCA brings into its centennial season,” emphasized Root. Grimes will continue to oversee all aspects of RaceSaver that pertain to rules, record keeping, cylinder heads, tires, engine certification hard cards, engine sealing and tech inspection and officials. Specific rule information is available by calling Grimes at 540 923-4541. IMCA will provide administration for the division.