Todays Best Of Calls:
- The New York Post has revealed that the Ken doll actually has a full name. Ken's real name is Kenneth Sean Carson. He was named after the son of Barbie creator Ruth Handler.
- The New York Post says the new Barbie movie is spurring women to dye their hair blonde. Colorists from across the country say 'Barbie blonde' is becoming this Summer's hottest hair trend. The beauty marketplace platform Fresha says hair salons have seen a 508% increase in requests for Barbie-inspired hair services
- Golf Digest says Taylor Made, which makes golf products, is celebrating the release of the new Barbie movie with a limited edition Barbie golf bag. The white bag has pink lettering and pink accents. It will be used in several upcoming tournaments including one this weekend in France
- Fortune Magazine says door knob and sidewalk temperatures in the southwestern U.S. are soaring to 170° because of the heat wave that's engulfed America. Hospital burn units are seeing patients with hand and foot burns due to the scorching cement and door handles.
- A new study by Optimove reveals that 35% of people plan to spend more on their holiday shopping this year than they did last year. 50% of people plan to start their holiday shopping by the end of October
- The New York Post says Starbucks is going to launch their Pumpkin Spice Latte on August 29th.
- Mashed magazine says chocolate deviled eggs are trending. People are hard boiling eggs before replacing the yolk with chocolate frosting, chocolate sauce and chocolate shavings. A vendor at the Ohio State Fair is serving chocolate deviled eggs
- Collider magazine says Vin Diesel is planning to star in a new movie based on Rock 'Em Sock 'Em Robots. Mattel has greenlit the film and hopes to fast track it once the actors and writers strike ends.
R.I.P. Sinead O'Connor: The New York Post says Sinead O'Connor died yesterday at the age of 56. She is survived by three children. Sinead canceled all of her gigs last year because her 17-year-old son, Shane, passed away. The New York Post says before her death, Sinead referenced Shane when she tweeted, ''He was the love of my life, the lamp of my soul. We were one soul in two halves. He was the only person who ever loved me unconditionally. I am lost in the bardo without him.” Life And Style Weekly Magazine says Sinead had a net worth of $1.5 million when she passed
UFC star Conor McGregor posted; "I have lost a friend. Sinead’s music will live on and continue to inspire! Rest In Peace, Sinead you are home with your son I am sure."
Lady Gaga tells People magazine that the late Tony Bennett sketched one of her tattoos. "I asked Tony to draw me a trumpet, and he sketched me Miles Davis’ trumpet. Then I had it tattooed with his last name, Benedetto, underneath. Just so I would always remember this time together.”
Selena Gomez tells JustJared.com that she once had a wardrobe malfunction at the Met Gala. “While I was getting ready for the Met Gala a few years ago, we put on a bit of tanning lotion and it looked beautiful. But as the night went on it kept getting darker and darker. When I sat down, I saw a photo of myself, and it looked completely orange. And here I am at this prestigious event – my first thought was – ‘I have to get out of here!’”
Ed Sheeran tells Rolling Stone magazine that he has an interesting approach to songwriting. “I picture every song I write as the first song I've ever written and the last son I'll ever write. I want everything I do to have a great impression on the people listening to it, and I want it to be memorable enough so they remember it for a long time.”
Olivia Rodrigo tells Vogue magazine that she's not a big planner. "People are always asking me where I want to tour next, or where I see myself in 10 years. I mean, how am I supposed to know that stuff? I don't even know what I want to wear tomorrow!"
Post Malone tells Rolling Stone magazine that being a father has put life into perspective. “Having a baby really put a lot into perspective, and it’s really slowed me down a lot, party-wise, going out and being crazy. But it’s the most beautiful thing in the world. I also want to buy a lot of land so she has room to run around and be crazy if she wants."
The Daily Mail says Beyonce's mother, Tina, is divorcing her second husband, Richard Lawson. The couple has been married for eight years and is citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their split.
The New York Post says Britney Spears is not pregnant. She posted, “I will be honest I woke up this morning and thought I was pregnant because I’m so nauseous but I think it’s the sun !!! If we’re all under the same sun you guys have to be feeling coo coo too !!!”
Life And Style Weekly claims Britney Spears allegedly wants a baby. A source tells the magazine that her husband, Sam, doesn't think she's ready to have another child. “The truth is, Sam doesn’t think Britney’s in any fit state to be raising a kid, and he’s saying there’s no rush and reminding her surrogacy is as good an option as any, but Britney wants to be a mom again so badly. She feels the solution is to have another child. It’s all she wants. Her clock is ticking and it’s very loud.”
Variety magazine says two Barbie sequels may be in the works. Mattel CEO Ynon Kreiz says, “At the outset, we’re not saying, ‘Okay, let’s think already about movie two and three.’ Let’s get the first one right and make that a success. And if you do that, opportunities open up very quickly, once you establish the first movie as a successful representation of a franchise on the big screen. Successful movies lend themselves to more movies. Our ambition is to create film franchises.”
The NY Post says Barbie fans went wild after Warner Brothers tweeted a video of a 2,000 foot Barbie standing next to the world's tallest building in Dubai. The marketing stunt was reportedly created with the help of 3D technology. It shows the massive Barbie doll ripping open the plastic cover of her box and posing in a black and white swimsuit next to the famous Burj Khalifa.
Twitter reacts ...
"If I saw this in real life, it would create a panic attack"
"This ad actually looks terrifying ... I would've cried"
"I think I'd go into cardiac arrest"
"Tell me again why the studios can't afford to pay the writers?"
Us Weekly Magazine says Tom Brady and Irina Shayk are taking things slow even though they have irresistible chemistry. A source tells the magazine, “Tom and Irina have a very natural vibe. They’re getting along great and [their] chemistry is already off the charts. It’s early, but they’re both happy and just going with the flow. The pair aren’t sneaking around or trying to keep this a big secret, but they still want to take things slowly at this stage.“They’re both big on privacy and want things to progress without any pressure or too much scrutiny.''
Another source says. “Right now, Tom’s main priorities are focusing on his [three] kids and just having fun. However, he’s interested in getting to know Irina better.”
People magazine says Jennifer Lopez recently got wild during her 54th birthday party. Her friends held a birthday dinner for her. Jennifer hopped on a dining room table and danced in the middle of dinner. She was wearing a sparkly silver gown.
Hulk Hogan tells the 'This Past Weekend' podcast that he has shrunk almost three inches due to injuries from his wrestling career. "I think internally, I'm healthy. It's just I've used my body so bad. The last 10 or 12 years, I've had 25 surgeries. It's kind of weird because I when I went to do 'Rocky III' when my mother was still alive, if she would come to by house, she'd go, 'Yo T, come over here, the first thing I wanna do is measure you!' That's what she did to me before I went to do the 'Rocky' movie, I was 335 lbs, I was six foot seven on the nose. Right before my mother died a few years back, she wanted to measure me - I was six four and a half.
In touch Weekly Magazine claims Joe Manganiello and Sofia Vergara allegedly began having marriage problems in 2017 when she flirted with movie producer Andrea Irvolino in Rome. A source tells the magazine, “The scandal was humiliating for Joe, whether she actually betrayed him or not. Sofía vehemently denied she was unfaithful and insisted she was wearing her wedding ring. Ever since, they’ve been having problems. They’ve had at least two trial separations, and they’ve been faking it to an extent in public. The truth is, they lead very different lifestyles.”
Uproxx says Ryan Reynolds wished Sandra Bullock a happy birthday yesterday by posting a nude picture of them from their 2009 movie ''The Proposal''. He captioned the shot, where they are hugging with no clothes on, with, “Happy Birthday to the inimitable and stunning Sandra Bullock! For your birthday this year, I got us both intimacy coordinators. And an HR department. And clothing?”
Barbie Movie New Litmus Test For Boyfriends
NBC says women are using the new Barbie movie as a litmus test for potential boyfriends. A 32-year-old Cologne, Germany woman, named Nicole Hoefler, reportedly started the 'Barbie Test' on Tik Tok. She says, “It’s like the new question on a first date or your dating profile: ‘What are your thoughts on the Barbie movie?’ Because if a guy really doesn’t want to see it or he’s not open to talking about it or, what’s even worse yet, if he’s seen it and he thinks it’s not a good movie or he doesn’t get the point, I think it’s kind of a no-go.”
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1. French Fries
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Clothing - 55%
Food/groceries - 50%
Household items - 42%
Shoes - 32%
Takeout - 23%
Books - 21%
Toys - 20%
Technology - 19%
Coffee - 18%
I have been vindicated by Kristen Bell. For the last two years, my friends, family and strangers have criticized me for allowing my 10 year-old son to drink non-alcoholic beer. I allow him to drink it at home and at restaurants that will serve it to him. I saw a video of Kristen telling Kelly Clarkson that she allows her kids to drink non-alcoholic beer too. Everyone says I'm crazy and a bad mother because the fake beer will lead to my child drinking real beer. I disagree. My son likes the taste and doesn't care if the beer has alcohol or not. I would rather him drink it in front of me than somewhere else because I can monitor him. Are Kristen and I crazy and bad mothers OR smart because we control what our children drink?