Jose Altuve Is A Pretty Good Troll: He Gave Jimmy Fallon A Houston Astros Hat As A Gift

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“Did you ever think you’d get a standing ovation in New York City?”

Fresh off winning the World Series with the Houston Astros, Venezuelan pelotero Jose Altuve made the trip from Los Angeles to New York to appear on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon. Altuve, an admitted Backstreet Boys fan, stepped on to the stage to the sounds of “I Want It That Way,” courtesy of house band The Roots. Fallon couldn’t believe that Altuve, a member of the team that knocked the New York Yankees out of the playoffs, was getting a standing ovation from his audience. Once they sat down, the pair exchanged gifts: Fallon had two sets of eye black stickers and Altuve had a Houston Astros hat with a “World Champions” patch stitched on the side. Fallon, a New York Yankees fan, didn’t hesitate to throw the hat on. Altuve then explained why this year felt different for his team and what it was like playing for a city that was devastated by Hurricane Harvey. Altuve dedicated the Astros’ World Series victory to those affected by the hurricane: “They are the biggest reason we did what we did last night.”

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Fans Of 'La Bamba' Have A Hard Time Remembering That Lou Diamond Phillips Isn't Ritchie Valens


Fans Of ‘La Bamba’ Have A Hard Time Remembering That Lou Diamond Phillips Isn’t Ritchie Valens


You remember actor Lou Diamond Phillips, right?

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He played Ritchie Valens in “La Bamba” and Angel Guzman in “Stand and Deliver.” Classics.

Well, Phillips was in Texas for a community event in his hometown this past weekend.

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The event honored the history of Corpus Christi, Texas. Phillips, a native of the city, spoke about its diversity.

“I never knew racism until I left for University at the University of Texas Arlington. This town is so diverse and accepting… and I think it is so important now more than ever in our nation to look at our history… It’s that getting out into the world and seeing how other people perceive you and to come back and I am so happy to be here tonight.”

But that’s not why he made headlines. Hours prior to the event, Phillips had been arrested for driving while intoxicated.

According to several news reports, around 1:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, the 55-year-old actor asked a police officer for directions while in Portland, Texas. The officer smelled alcohol on Phillips’ breath and took him to the police station. TIME reports that Phillips had an alcohol level of .20%, which is more than twice the legal limit for driving. Bail was set at $2,500. Hours later he appeared at his scheduled event.

On Twitter, fans of “La Bamba” couldn’t resist making jokes.


While people joked on social media, Phillips understood the gravity of his mistake. He not only apologized for his behavior but kept his obligations to the city of Corpus Christi.

The actor told attendees that he was sorry for his actions.

“I want to sincerely apologize for an incident this morning. Some of you may have heard about that,” Phillips told the crowd. “I am here to promote and celebrate this amazing event here in my hometown of Corpus Christi, and if anything that I have done distracts from that or diminishes that I sincerely apologize.”

According to the Caller-Times, a person in the audience yelled out “You’re human!” in support of Phillips.

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