- A new study by the University of Bristol reveals that drinking coffee may help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and obesity. Researchers found that people that drink caffeinated coffee speed up their metabolism and thus have lower levels of body fat.
- The Los Angeles Times says Raspberry Rally Girl Scout cookies are now selling for as much as $200 a box on the Internet. The Scouts sell the boxes for $6. They are in short supply due to supply chain issues.
- WJET says the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is planning to tour again. The circus won't have any animals, but will feature highwire acts, trapeze artists, trampoline bicyclists, acrobats, BMX riders and skateboarders.
- Deadline Hollywood says the Guinness Book of World Records is launching their first ever television channel. They will show videos of people attempting to break world records
- Marca magazine says Tom Hanks is going to be the commencement speaker at Harvard's graduation on May 25th.
- The Patriot News says Kellogg's is launching a new Minecraft cereal that features Green Creeper marshmallows mixed in with Frosted Flakes. Boxes are selling for almost $7.
- Simplemost says Aldi is now selling an Everything Bagel-flavored butter. Land O'Lakes created the limited edition butter.
Man Does 12 Disney Parks In 12 Days: KTLA says Nathan Firesheets is going viral because he recently visited 12 Disney theme parks in 12 days. Nathan rode over 200 rides and says, “It was pretty awesome and kind of surreal. I still can’t quite belive I did it.”
He visited ...
Disneyland Paris Walt Disney Studios Shanghai Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland Tokyo Disneyland Tokyo DisneySea Disneyland Disney California Adventure Epcot Animal Kingdom Hollywood Studios Magic Kingdom
ABC says Taylor Swift recently made good on a five-year promise. Isabel McCune was eight years old in 2018. She was involved in an accident and spent nine months in the hospital with burns to her body. Taylor visited Isabella in the hospital and left her a note that said; "Isabella, I hope you feel better soon. I’m so honored you've been listening to my music. You're so awesome and I can't wait to have you at a show. Stay strong, gorgeous. Love, Taylor." Taylor recently returned to the Phoenix area where she gifted Isabel and her family with concert tickets. Isabel said; "Not only the fact that I’m able to go and I got these tickets gifted to me, they’re from Taylor Swift and her team and they remembered me, and thought of me to give me these tickets."
Entertainment Tonight says Ed Sheeran has revealed the name of his second child. He and his wife, Cherry, named their daughter Jupiter.
Meghan Trainor tells SheKnows.com that she wants women to know that babies will not destroy their careers. “For anyone out there who wants to have a baby, and you’re like, oh no, my career isn’t where I want it to be. A baby won’t ruin it, it’ll make it better. Babies bring luck. I promise. I promise, everything will work out.”
Sam Smith tells CBS that he doesn't mind getting older. “I’m enjoying getting older. I feel like I'm aging like a fine wine. Getting older is an adventure, and I'm loving every minute of it.”
NBC says Beyonce's fans are flying overseas to see her in concert. Floor seats in Paris cost $92 a piece as opposed to Dallas where they cost $900 each.
Business Insider says Joe Exotic's presidential campaign is continuing despite him being in prison. His campaign slogan is "Make America Exotic." Joe is raising money for his campaign by selling bumper stickers that read "Joe Exotic for President". He also has smartphone cases with his face on them
Cher says her one night stand with Warren Beatty was a disappointment. OK! magazine quotes her as saying, “I did it because my girlfriends were crazy about him and so was my mother. I saw Warren, he picked me up, and I did it. And what a disappointment! Not that he wasn’t technically good, or could be good, but I didn’t feel anything.”
The Daily Mail says Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes' daughter, Suri, has started applying to colleges. A source tells the newspaper that Tom isn't helping Suri with her applications. ''Suri does not know her father anymore and she has not spent time with him in a decade. he does not go to see his movies and he has no part in her life. She has sent some applications out' and is leaning towards' studying fashion at Fordham University in New York City - a choice that would make her style-savvy mother Katie very pleased. Suri is applying to schools all over the place. [Katie] really does want her to stay in New York so they can be close to each other. Katie takes great pride in her but is also extremely overprotective.''
WXIA says Tyler Perry recently posted a video of himself driving a Geo Metro convertible. Tyler keeps the car because it is like the one he drove when he was younger and homeless. He captioned a picture of the car with; ''Every now and then I take my Geo Metro out for a spin. (When I was homeless it was a car just like this that was my shelter). If looking back at how far you’ve come doesn’t make you thankful, I don’t know what will. There’s no way to be ungrateful when you appreciate every blessing you have. And if you’re still in the struggle please fight on…. It’s so sweet on the other side of pain.''
BroBible says Chris Hemsworth is under fire because he and his wife celebrated their twins' ninth birthday by pushing one of their faces into a cake. Chris captioned a picture of the cake debacle with; ''Happy 9th birthday to my two little men! Only one way to eat cake in this house and that’s to have mum slam your head into it face first!! “Hey mum I don’t like chocolate cake I prefer vanilla” “oh really son, what about now”?''
The Internet reacts ...
“Why people smash their kid’s face in the cake is above my understanding but whatever”
“Why do people think this is funny?”
“It’s so violent.”
The NY Post says Gwyneth Paltrow went on trial yesterday. Dr Terry Sanderson is suing Paltrow claiming she ran over him on the ski slopes of Park City, Utah in 2016. Sanderson's lawyers opened his lawsuit against Paltrow by telling the court; “Distracted skiers cause crashes. Defendant Gwyneth Paltrow knew that looking up the mountain and to the side, while skiing down the mountain, was dangerous. And she knew that skiing that way … was reckless.'' Sanderson is suing for $300,000. Paltrow is countersuing for $1. Sanderson claims he suffered a head injury as a result of the cras
Entertainment Tonight says Nick Lachey has been ordered to attend anger management classes and AA meetings for confronting a paparazzo. Nick was leaving a Beverly Hills restaurant with his wife when a member of the paparazzi started taking pictures of them. Nick approached the paparazzo's car and attempted to take their phone. The paparazzo complained to the police so Nick was charged with assault and battery.
Dana Carvey is open to doing a third Wayne's World movie with Mike Myers. The Daily Mail quotes him as saying; ''I'm always game. Love Mike Myers. Just a brilliant guy. I don't know. Maybe we'll do it in puppets. I'm not sure.'' The original Wayne's World movie earned $183 million at the box office
Tattoo Survey A new survey by One Poll reveals that 25% of people are considering getting a tattoo of their current pet. Other findings:
- 16% of tattooed people have a pet-themed tattoo on their body
- 60% of pet owners believe their cat or dog has what it takes to become a viral video superstar
- 36% of people have created a social media account for their pet
10 Most-Criticized Easter Candies ... According to a new survey by Cheapism
10. Generic Jelly Beans
9. Cheetos Cinnamon Puffs
8. Chocolate Crosses
7. Chicks and Rabbits
6. Sour Patch White Chocolate Bunny
5. Oreo Eggs
4. Solid Chocolate Bunnies
3. Bunny Corn
1. Cadbury Creme Eggs
Most Iconic Facial Hairstyles Of All-Time… According to a new survey by Royal Phillips
David Beckham OBE
Sir Billy Connolly CBE
Sir Charlie Chaplin KBE
Hugh Jackman (specifically as Wolverine in the X-Men and Wolverine movies)
A woman I just started dating got into a car accident. She rear-ended somebody so it's her fault. She has no car and can't get to her temp job. She's going to have trouble paying her bills and rent. She texted me last night to tell me that several of her friends sent her money through Venmo. You could tell she was hinting that she wanted me to do the same. Should I? I kind of feel guilty for not sending her any money. On the other hand, we just started dating so I feel it's inappropriate for her to ask. If I don't send money I look like the bad guy. What would you do if you were me? Should I send money?