Today's Best of Calls:
- LAD Bible says the Barbie movie has set a new box office record. It made the most money ever earlier this week for a Monday performance when it raked in $26 million. The film beat the previous Monday record of $24.6 million held by ''The Dark Knight''
- The Daily Dot says the Barbie movie has spawned a new dating term called “long-term long-distance low-commitment casual girlfriend.” The movie introduces the term when Barbie returns to Barbie Land and discovers it is now called "Kendum".
- WBAY says Tombstone Pizza is coming out with a new limited edition pizza inspired by dive bars. Tombstone’s Bar Snacks Pizza is topped with mozzarella sticks, fried pickles, fried onions, jalapeno slices and nacho cheese sauce.
- Fortune Magazine says Joe Biden's German Shepherd has bit Secret Service officers 10 times in four months. The White House says the dog is biting people because of the 'unique and often stressful environment' it lives in.
- TMZ says Hulk Hogan is engaged to his girlfriend Sky Daly. He proposed at a Tampa restaurant. Sky is a yoga instructor. Hulk and Sky started dating last year.
- The New York Post says Katy Perry, Luke Bryan and Lionel Richie are returning to judge American Idol for another season.
- United Press International says David Rush, of Idaho, recently set a new world record by balancing a guitar on his forehead for one hour, 46 minutes and 34 seconds. He beat the old record by eight minutes
- ABC says a high school referee shortage is occurring again in some parts of the country. High schools are already planning to reschedule games in order to accommodate referee schedules.
LeBron James' Teen Son Suffers Heart Attack: ESPN says LeBron James' 18-year-old son, Bronny James, suffered a heart attack on Monday. He is in stable condition. A family statement reads, "Yesterday while practicing Bronny James suffered a cardiac arrest. Medical staff was able to treat Bronny and take him to the hospital. He is now in stable condition and no longer in ICU. We ask for respect and privacy for the James family and we will update media when there is more information. LeBron and Savannah wish to publicly send their deepest thanks and appreciation to the USC medical and athletic staff for their incredible work and dedication to the safety of their athletes."
A source tells the Daily Mail, ''LeBron is making sure he gets the best care possible and has entered full Dad mode and is protecting his son in any way he can. LeBron is keeping things as close to himself and his family as possible but is also keeping others like his agents and main people in the Lakers organization privy to what is going on. He is scared and devastated with what has transpired with his son. The family is making sure he gets the best care possible as his well-being is the most important thing right now. LeBron has no other feelings besides making sure his son will be OK. LeBron's only focus is devoted to Bronny's recovery. It is going to be the only thing on his mind, he is in full dad mode and protecting his son in any way he can do that.''
The Sun says Taylor Swift is preparing to turn her songs into a screenplay for a TV series. A source tells the newspaper, “Taylor is a multi-talented individual and while her love life has given her ten No1 albums, it is also in the early stages of spawning a new TV show. Taylor is incredibly astute and getting her head into a project like this would be perfect for her. Naturally, Taylor’s relationships have inspired some of her biggest songs, many of which have become empowerment anthems. This translates easily on to the screen and there are so many threads they can take from it. It is really exciting and something Taylor is looking to branch out into.”
Taylor Swift tells Rolling Stone magazine that the best way to deal with trolls is to ignore them. "No matter what you do, there are always going to be those people out there who troll you or try to bring you down to make them feel better about themselves. The best thing to do is ignore them. They're looking for attention and will leave you alone if they don't get it. I actually feel sorry for them sometimes."
Miley Cyrus tells NBC that she doesn't want to erase her past. “There are some very painful things in my past, but I wouldn't want to forget anything. Your past is what shaped your present, so you'd be a different person if you erased parts of your past. Don't deny who you used to be. You are who you are because of your past decisions. Besides, you're not that person anymore.”
Dua Lipa tells DazedDigital.com that she tries to see the beauty in everything."Beauty is all around us. Sometimes it may be hard to see, but it's there. Take the time to see the beauty and wonder that surrounds us. Don't focus on the dark and gloomy. Look at a blooming flower, stare at the sky, look at a beautiful drawing. Allow yourself to see the beauty through the chaos."
Metro Boomin tells HighSnobiety.com that he used to tell his family members he wanted to be a producer instead of a rapper. “I was always telling my aunties, my grandma, and everybody I want to be a producer. It just sounded better. Sounded like it had more business. It just sounded better than being a rapper.”
The Weeknd tells Interview magazine that he purposely didn't show his face early in his career so people would focus on his music. "I liked getting an unbiased reaction from my music. People got to just judge me for the art, for the music I was putting out. Then it became a gimmick. No one else was doing it at the time, so it was a breath of fresh air. And then the mythology and the mystique of it ended up becoming as interesting as the music. I tried to ride that wave as much as I could."
The Wrap says Harrison Ford's stunt double, Mike Massa, set himself on fire while picketing with striking Hollywood actors and writers in Atlanta. He was holding a strike sign when he went up in flames. Mike captioned a picture of himself with: “We are tired of being burned by the AMPTP (Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers)”
BroBible, citing the Daily Mail, says Bradley Cooper is allegedly bothered by Tom Brady dating his ex-girlfriend, Irina Shayk. A source tells the news outlets, ''To say he is not bothered by this would be a lie. He has been on and off and on with Irina and he has so much love for her. She is the mother to his girl and they are his two favorite women in the world. He feels that, for the first time, she met someone in Tom that would take her heart away from him forever. Tom is very capable of being a devoted husband and parent and husband. This is what gets to Bradley.''
A source tells the New York Post something different about Bradley. “Right now, he is taking a wait-and-see attitude. Brady and Shayk didn’t declare their love. This could be over in two, three weeks. He isn’t freaked out.”
The New York Post says residents in the Hope Ranch area of Santa Barbara, California are nervous that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are going to leave Montecito for their neighborhood. An anonymous real estate agent tells the newspaper, “The people that made the calls to me don’t want change and they don’t want all the hoopla. People are not happy, that’s the word around town. They want them to stay in Montecito and not be drawing that kind of attention to Hope Ranch.''
Another source says, “Introducing some very high profile people [like Harry and Meghan] would totally change the area. That’s definitely not something that [locals] want and I think [the homeowners’ association] would fight hard against it”
Geo TV, citing Closer magazine, claims Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are allegedly heading for marriage counseling. A source tells the news outlets, ''Recent stress and criticism have taken a toll on Meghan and Harry's marriage as they claim there's work to be done to address certain issues. Harry has been very open about how much therapy has helped him personally, so nobody would be surprised if they sought to improve the communication within their marriage. Harry and Meghan want to learn the tools that will help them see the biggest picture and get back to basics as a couple. They still want to feel like a strong team - especially after the recent setbacks with their careers."
The New York Post says a fight recently broke out at a screening of the Barbie movie. A woman, dressed in pink, walked up to a mother and berated her for allowing her kid to watch YouTube videos during the film. The mother shoved her accuser over a row of seats. The accuser took off her shoe and attacked the mother with it. Several men broke up the fight
The Daily Mail says the paparazzi recently caught Hugh Jackman eating a cheat meal. He has been intensely training for his role as Wolverine in the new Deadpool movie. Hugh took a day off and went to Gordon Ramsay's burger restaurant in London where he downed a martini, a giant plate of macaroni and cheese, a bacon cheeseburger, coleslaw and French fries
Lindsay Lohan tells Vogue magazine that she had unusual pregnancy cravings before giving birth to her son earlier this month. "I never used to drink Gatorade, but being pregnant, I craved Gatorade. That's been a weird craving. I've also craved different teas that I haven't had forever, or a cup of cold milk randomly. I'm not a big junk food eater, but I would randomly get a craving for strawberry Pop-Tarts. And beets! I would crave beets all the time. I would have a lot of chicken and beets"
The NY Post says many "Wheel of Fortune" fans are hoping Pat Sajak's daughter replaces Vanna White when she retires. Maggie Sajak recently posted an Instagram video of herself transforming from dark black clothing into a hot pink outfit in honor of the "Oppenheimer" and "Barbie" movies. Fans were quick to point out that she could be the next Vanna. Instagram reacts ... "They should let you be the new host" "You should be taking over Vanna White's job when Vanna White is ready to retire!" "You need to be on Wheel of Fortune! I was so bummed when you weren't selected to take over for your dad. I certainly hope the show's producers are smart enough to have you take over for Vanna" "I think you should take over as letter turner for Vanna and she should take over for your dad as host!!!"
People With These 8 Jobs Are More Lkely To Cheat On Their Partners ... According to a new survey by the dating site Ashley Madison
1. Female doctors and nurses
5. Tech bros and sis
6. Women in Finance
7. Men and women in hospitality and retail
9 Weird WD-40 Uses For Your House .. According to a new article by Life Savvy
WD40 to Clean Crayon Marks on Walls
Keep Garden Tools Rust-Free
Remove Sticker and Label Residue
Shine Patio Furniture
Remove Scuff Marks from Floors
Unfreeze Door Locks
Clean Stainless Steel Appliances
The Dating Red Flags For Each Zodiac Sign .. According to a new article by Yahoo
Aries (March 21 - April 19): Obsessed with the gym
Taurus (April 20 - May 20): Reclusive or indoorsy
Gemini (May 21 - June 20): Follows high numbers of the opposite sex on social media
Cancer (June 21 - July 22): Clingy, not independent
Leo (July 23 - August 22): Only talks about themselves
Virgo (August 23 - September 22): Excessive phone use
Libra (September 23 - October 22): Doesn’t like animals
Scorpio (October 23 - November 21): Secretive, won't share passwords
Sagittarius (November 22 - December 21): No fashion sense
Capricorn (December 22 - January 19): Doesn’t tip
Aquarius (January 20 - February 18): Is too forward
Pisces (February 19 - March 20): Just got out of a long-term relationship
10 Things Everyone Can Agree Are 100% Bad ... According to a new article by Wealth of Geeks
1- Bed Bugs
3- Alzheimer's Disease
6- Food Poisoning
8- Kidney Stones
9- Warm Toilet Seats
10- Noisy Eating
One of my best friends is mad at me because I did not invite her four-year-old son to my wedding. I invited her, her husband and her two year old. I left the four year-old out because he is a wild one and is always acting up. I don't want anything to distract from my big day so I've asked her not to bring him. She called me several bad words and said I am wrong for not inviting her son. She has no control over him and knows he's loud and would be a distraction. She says you can't invite an entire family and then leave out one kid. I did. Am I wrong for doing that? What would you do if you were me?